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Garrett Van Zandt, Jr. was a Rev War veteran who, according to several sources, served in both the NC Militia and the Continental Line. He supposedly took part in the Battle of Ramsours Mill in Lincoln Co. NC and the Battle ofCowpens. He was also listed as captured and confined in Lincoln Co. NC. A Rutherford Co. NC marriage bond states that he married Margaret Smith [Caldwell] in 1782, and there is some information from a Smith Estate file in North Carolina records that states that he was also married to Elizabeth Smith, Margaret's sister. Garrett also apparently received a Rev War land grant in Washington Co. TN in 1782, but he may not have occupied this land, as a 1782 Rutherford Co. Tax list refers to "Capt. Vinzants Company" as one of the tax districts. Garrett Van Zant was recorded as purchasing land in Rutherford Co. NC in 1784, 1787 & 1788 on the First Broad River. Traditionally, he and Margaret left Rutherford Co. in 1794 and moved to Barren Co. KY. Garrett is on the Barren Co. KY tax roll for 1800 and he purchased land in that county in 1801.
Garrett VZ (b. 17 Aug 1745, d. ???). Married Margaret Smith Caldwell on 17 Jul 1782. Children:
1) Mary VZ (b. 3 Mar 1783, d. 11 Jan 1844). Married 1st) Samuel Stewart in Barren Co. KY on 11 Jan 1807. Married 2nd) John A. Callahan in Barren Co. KY on 13 Jan 1821.
2) Francis VZ (b. 13 Jul 1784).
3) James VZ (b. 13 Jul 1784, d. cir 1852). Married Poly Cook in Adair Co. KY on 17 Apr 1806.
4) Abraham VZ (b. cir 1788). Married Jane Waller in Barren Co. KY on 5 Jan 1821.
5) John VZ (b. 28 Jul 1789).
6) Jacob Lenore VZ (b. 4 May 1791, d. cir 1870). Married Elizabeth Callahan in Rutherford Co. NC? on 4 Sep 1814. Moved to TN and then to AR. He died in Boone Co. AR.
7) Rachael VZ (b. 5 Sep 1793). Married David Walbert (Wolbert) in Barren Co. KY on 5 Aug 1812.
8) Hugh Robert VZ (b. 13 Feb 1796, d. 5 Oct 1868. Married Dicie Wilson in Adair Co. KY on 11 Aug 1825.
9) Garrett VZ, III (b. 17 Jul 1798). Married 1st) Sally Jane Moran in Adair Co. KY on 15 Nov 1822. Married 2nd) Loranda Love on 28 Dec 1855.
10) Elizabeth VZ (b. 4 Apr 1801).
11) Margaret VZ (b. 16 Mar 1806). Married James Walbert (Wolbert).
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