Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith
John Zackery Gartin
b. 28 Aug 1809[iii],
probably Norfolk Co./Orange Co.[iv],
In the 1850 U.S. Census Richmond City -
In the 1860 U.S. Census Greene Co. Ruckersville Districk,
In the 1860 U.S. Census Greene Co. Ruckersville Districk,
, 17 James Henry
, 13 Julia F
J. Z (son), 8
2. Julia F. Garton, b. ca. 1845[xi], Orange Co, Virginia; m. Milton W. Taylor[xii]
3. Nancy “Mildred” Garton, b. ca. 1849[xiii] , Orange Co, Virginia
4. Thomas W. Garton, b. ca. March 1851[xiv], Greene Co, VA; m. Martha A. Allen[xv]
5. John Zackery Garton, Jr, b. ca. 1852[xvi], Green Co, VA
6. Joseph Garton, b. ca. 1856[xvii], Greene Co, VA
1. James Henry Garton , son of John & Elizabeth (Unknown) Garton , b. 1843, Greene Co, VA; m 1st 6 Oct 1864, Greene County, VA to Mary Lucy Allen , daughter of Margaret Allen , b. 1846, Rockingham Co, VA; d. aft. 1880, from cancer; m2nd aft. 1880 to (Unknown). There were no children by the second marriage.
In the [xviii]1880 Virginia Census, Greene County, Ruckersville District, we find:
Garton, J. H.
age 37 (b. 1843) VA
Mary age 30 (b. 1850) VA
Malinda age 12 (b. 1868) VA
Sarah F. age 11 (b. 1869) VA
Joseph age 10 (b. 1870) VA
John H. age 9 (b. 1871) VA
Lucy L. age 7 (b. 1873) VA
Mary S. age 5 (b. 1875) VA
Edith F. age 2 (b. 1878) VA
Martha age 5/12 (b. 1880) VA
James Garton held various occupations. He was a farmer, carpenter and coffin builder. According to the marriage records of Greene County he was also a mechanic. Family stories state that, when he planned a trip/outing it was usually delayed by a death in the community. As coffins during that time were not made prior to a death. James H. Garton ’s Confederate military service is well documented. He enlisted as a private, in Co. H. 38th Virginia Infy (Pittsylvania Regiment), on either 9 Mar or 19 Mar 1863 at the Orange County Courthouse, Virginia, enlisted by Capt. Anderson , for a period of three (3) years.
Wounded and captured on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg,
Sent to Gen. Hosp. on 27 Jul 1863
Admittd to U.S.A. Gen’l Hosp, West’s Buildings, Baltimore, Maryland on 28 Jul 1863.
On 25 Sept 1863, he ws ret’d to duty, paroled.
Admitted on 29 Sept 1863 to Receiving and Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Virginia There he was diagnosed with ‘Vnl Sclopt’.
From there he was transferred on 17 Oct 1863 to Chimborazo, Richmond, Virginia.
Appears on a monthly Register of Surgical Case of Receiving and Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Virginia. In this listing we find his age as 21, occupation farmer. The nature of his wound is listed as: “the ball enter below and in front of the tibia and passing through the leg”.
Surgery was performed on 30 Sept 1863 and described as: “a incision was made and the diseased portion removed.” The patient was noted as doing well. Also indicated was, he was wounded at Gettysburg.
Listed on Muster Rolls for 1 Apr 1864; July & Aug - dated 31 Aug 1864; and Nov shown at Orange County Courthouse and show him as absent: wounded/missing in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Admitted 13 Jan 1865, Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Virginia and returned to duty 14 Jan 1865.
Appears on a Register of the Invalid Corps, P.A.C.S. His date of retirement is listed 27 Jan 1865, Lynchburg, Virginia, assignment to duty S.O. 67 Falling W.L. Oven on 22 Mar 1865.
Served as a guard under the authority of Gen’l Lee in the Hospital and in the Public Guard in Lynchburg, Virginia.
James & Mary (Allen) Garton had nine (9) children:
T. Garton, b. 17 Sept 1871
; d. 26 Mar 1955, Orange Co, VA; m. Edna Richards
(sister of Mattie Liew Richards
1.2. Willie Garton, m. Bertie Farley , (sister of Lillie May Farley Atkins ).
1.3.. Mollie Garton, m. _________. Mollie Garton ran away from home and lived away from the family for over 20 years. She lived in Baltimore, Maryland. Only returning to Virginia for a brief visit after 20 years had passed. Mollie & her husband had one (1) child.
1.4. Edith Garton never married. She worked as the head night nurse at the Blue Ridge Sanitarium working with tuberculosis patients.
1.5. Rob Garton, m. __________. He had one son.
1.6. Berta Garton, m. Ernest Steinman . They had several girls and only one boy. Everyone said that they filled the yard with girls trying for a son.
1.7. Mattie E. Garton, b. 10 Oct 1878 ; d. 8 Jul 1917, while pregnant; m. J. T. ‘Joe’ Watson
1.8. Hugh Powell Garton, b. 13 Sept 1875; m. Mattie Liew Richards .
1.9. Della Garton, m. Henry Steinman
1.1. Joseph T. ‘Joe’ Garton , son of James & Mary (Allen) Garton , b. 17 Sept 1871; d. 26 Mar 1955, Orange Co, VA; m. Edna Richards . Joe & Edna (Richards) Garton had five (5) children:
1.1.2. Dewey Garton , d. 24 Dec 19___. Chief of Police for the City of Richmond, VA for over 25 years. Had only one son - Dewey Garton, Jr.
1.1.3. Floyd Garton
1.1.4. Myrtle Garton
1.1.5. Joseph T. Garton, Jr , b. 5 Apr 1910; d. 6 Mar 1966, Orange Co, VA (cemetery records)
1.2. Willie Garton , son of James & Mary (Allen) Garton , m. Bertie Farley . Bertie Farley is the sister of Lillie May Farley Atkins . Willie & Bertie (Farley) Garton had one (1) child:
1.2.1. Frances Garton, m1st to Herman Campbell ; m2nd to Miles Clarke .
1.7. Mattie E. Garton , daughter of James & Mary (Allen) Garton , b. 10 Oct 1878, Orange Co, VA; d. 8 Jul 1917, while pregnant, Orange Co, VA; m. J. T. ‘Joe’ Watson . Joe & Mattie (Garton) Watson had six (6) children:
, she has a daughter, Betty, who was a hairdresser in people’s homes in
1.7.2. Sadie Watson
1.7.3. Edie Watson
1.7.4. Mary Watson
1.7.5. boy Watson
1.7.6. boy Watson
Hugh Powell Garton & Mattie Liew Richards
1.8. Hugh ‘Powell’ Garton , son of James & Mary (Allen) Garton , b. 13 Sept 1875, Greene County, VA[xx]; d. 30 May 1951, Richmond, VA[xxi]; m. 4 Jul 1899[xxii], Greene County, VA to Mattie Liew Richards , b. 19 Apr 1878, Greene County, VA[xxiii]; d. 11 Jan 1956, Richmond, VA[xxiv].
Powell & Mattie Garton purchased the inherited shares of her brother’s General Merchandise Store, from her other surviving siblings. Powell & Mattie Garton gathered together all of their available assets to purchase the business. Powell Garton owned and operated the General Store in Greene County prior to 1926. The store was burned, arson. It is thought that the store was set on fire by a customer who had accumulated a considerable debt, and when asked to pay on it became angry and retaliated against the Gartons. After the destruction of his store, 1927-28, he and his wife moved to Chesterfield County, Virginia.[xxv]
Hugh & Mattie (Richards) Garton had ten (10) children:
Renza ‘Claude’ Garton,
b. 25 Sept
Greene County, VA; m. Violet Louise
1.8.2. Emma Beatrice Garton [xxvii], b. 5 Sept 1904[xxviii], Greene County, VA; m. Clarence Trainum .
1.8.3. Edith Lucille Garton [xxix], b. 29 May 1910[xxx], Greene County, VA; m. Henry Edward Robertson .
1.8.4. Alice Ruth Garton [xxxi], b. 19 Oct 1912[xxxii] , Greene County, VA; m. Arthur Stubbs .
1.8.5. Aldeane Ellis Garton, b. 10 Sept 1913[xxxiii] , Greene County, VA; d. 22 Jun 1983[xxxiv]; m. Lillian Rogers .
1.8.6. Evelyn Maxine Garton, b. 29 May 1921[xxxv] , Greene County, VA; m. James “Jim” B. Ferguson .
1.8.7. French Garton [xxxvi], b. 13 Jan 1903[xxxvii], Greene County, VA; d. 17 Aug 1903[xxxviii], Greene Co, VA .
1.8.8. Hugh Roy Garton [xxxix], b. 21 Jun 1907[xl], Greene County, VA; d. ca. 2 or 3 years of age.
1.8.9. Wilmer Clement Garton[xli], b. 29 Jul 1915, Greene County, VA[xlii]; d. ca. 2 or 3 years of age .
1.9. Della Garton , daughter of James & Mary (Allen) Garton , bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, VA[xliii]m. Henry Steinman . They had no children. After the death of her cousin, Mattie Watson , she brought her children: Doris Watson , Sadie Watson and Edie Watson to Richmond, Virginia. Della Steinman ran a boarding house in Richmond, Virginia. Claude Garton lived there when he first came to Richmond, Virginia to work.
& Claude Garton
1.8.1. Renza ‘Claude’ Garton , son of Hugh & Mattie (Richards) Garton , b. 25 Sept 1900[xliv], Greene County, VA[xlv]; d. 3 Feb 1978, Richmond, VA;
buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, VA[xlvi]; m. 12 Jul 1922, by Rev. Joe Harker , minister of People’s Baptist Church, Richmond, VA[xlvii] to Violet Louise Atkins , daughter of Charles & Lillie (Farley) Atkins , b. 17 May 1903, Richmond, VA[xlviii]; d. 3 Feb 1978, Richmond, VA[xlix]
When Claude Garton first came to Richmond, Virginia to work, he lived in a boarding house run by his Aunt Della Steinman . At the time of the birth of his first child, Claude Garton was working as a Railway Ticket Agent for the C & O Railroad. He retired from the C & O Railroad. His last position with the Railroad was as teller. Violet (Atkins) Garton worked as a secretary in the real estate business.
Claude Garton joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was emersed in 1912. he moved to Drewey’s Bluff Presbyterian Church by statement on 5 Jan 1930. He was ordained as an elder and installed on 9 May 1937. He served as the superintendent of Sunday school for Drewey’s Bluff for five (5) years. Violet Garton died on the morning of 3 Feb 1978. Claude Garton, after making the funeral arrangements for his wife and informing his daughters of the whereabouts of the important family papers, died peacefully that afternoon.
Claude & Violet (Atkins) Garton had two (2) children:
‘Louise’ Garton, b. 4 May
, Richmond, VA[l];
m. Ralph Lester Smith
22.214.171.124. Violet Maxine “Max” Garton, b. 21 May 1926 , Richmond, VA; m. 1 Jun 1946, Richmond, VA to Raymond Elder Thompson , d. 4 May 1976, Richmond, VA.
1.8.2. Emma Beatrice “Bea” Garton , daughter of Hugh & Mattie (Richards) Garton , b. 5 Sept 1904[lii], Greene Co, VA; m. Clarence Trainum . He was a career military man, Army Sergeant. He was also known for his great gardening abilities.
During her school years, Bea Garton rode a horse named “Bob” to school each day. Bea received her teaching certificate in Virginia. She taught school the first year in a one-room, all-grade, mountain school house in Greene County, Virginia. Bea continued to ride “Bob” to work during her first year of teaching. Bea taught the next two years in Orange County, Virginia.
Bea Garton met her husband-to-be, Clarence Trainum, while she was boarding at the home of his sister, Maude Nelson in Orange County, Virginia.
Clarence & Bea (Garton) Trainum
had three (3) children.
, m. Miriam Helen Clark
126.96.36.199. Wilbur Trainum , m. Phyllis Ann Traylor .
188.8.131.52. Genevieve Trainum , m. Robert Lee Delbridge .
1.8.3. Edith “Lucille” Garton
, daughter of Hugh & Mattie (Richards)
, b. 2 May 1910[liv],
Greene Co, VA; d. 9 Feb 1996, Richmond, VA;
m. Henry Edward Robertson
. Henry & Lucille
had two (2) children.
, m. Yvonne (unknown)
184.108.40.206. Kathleen Robertson , m. E. Glenn Hart
Alice Ruth Garton[lv]
1.8.4. Alice Ruth Garton , daughter of Hugh & Mattie (Richards) Garton , b. 19 Oct 1912[lvi], Greene Co, VA; m. Arthur Stubbs . Arthur & Alice (Garton) Stubbs had one (1) child.
· Joanna Stubbs , daughter of Arthur & Alice (Garton) Stubbs , m. William M. Mason
1.8.5. Aldeane Ellis Garton , son of Hugh & Mattie (Richards) Garton , b. 10 Sept 1919[lviii], Greene Co, VA; d. 22 Jun 1983, Colorado; m. Lillian Rogers of Colorado. Lillian (Rogers) Garton m2nd aft. 1983, Colorado. Aldeane & Lillian (Rogers) Garton had two (2) children:
· James Garton , b. Colorado
· Gary Garton , b. Colorado
1.8.6. Evelyn Maxine Garton , daughter of Hugh & Mattie (Richards) Garton , b. 29 Apr 1921[lx], Greene Co, VA; m. 9 Nov 1942, Chesterfield Co, VA to James “Jim” B. Ferguson , b. 17 Feb 1918, Bossier City, Louisiana. Jim & Evelyn (Garton) Ferguson had two (2) children..
Eveyln “Lyn” Lynette Ferguson
, m. Harry E. Sanders, Jr.
· Ann Louise Ferguson , m. James B. Andersen
Eveyln “Lyn” Lynette Ferguson
, m. Harry E. Sanders, Jr.