John Nance Garner, III

John Nance Garner, III

Male 1845 - 1919  (74 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 31 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Nance Garner  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix III 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1845  Rutherford Co, TN (prob) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Oct 1919  Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I100928  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father John Nance Garner, II,   b. 15 Jun 1810, Rutherford Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1847, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Katherine Walpole,   b. 10 Mar 1812, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1881, Blossom Prairie, Lamar Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1833  Marriage license obtained. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F40457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane Guest,   b. 30 May 1851, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1932, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 3 May 1866  Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. John Nance Garner, IV,   b. 22 Nov 1868, near Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1967, Uvalde, Uvalde Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     2. James Roe "Jim" Garner,   b. 18 Nov 1871, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1905, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Lee Ellen Garner,   b. 10 Feb 1874, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1902, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     4. Julia Garner,   b. 17 Sep 1877, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1953, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Sarah "Maude" Garner,   b. 26 Jun 1880, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1967, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Jesse L. "Jess" Garner,   b. 22 Oct 1883, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1942, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Jolly Garner,   b. 24 Dec 1885, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1934, Detroit, Red River Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F40453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Confederate cavalry officer under Joe Wheeler.

      - Served under Jeb Magruder driving Federal blockade out of Galveston Harbor.

      - By end of War, with Wheeler again near the LA/AL state line.

      - After the War, began a thriving cotton farm & ranch.

      - 1870 - Built a large ranch home in the Colonial style built for beauty & comfort.

      - 1870 - Family known as community leaders.

      - Sought out for his advice on farming, politics, & local problems.

      - Kept a barrel of whiskey available for visitors to drink or not.

      - Avid poker player.

      - Buried in the Detroit City Cem, Detroit, Red River Co, TX.

      REF: "Garners of Texas A Personal History" by Bascom N. Timmons, Harper & Bros. Publishers, New York, avail. at San Augustine (TX?) Public Library & Houston, Harris Co, TX library: Said John Nance Garner was "Scotch in the male line & Welsh in the other." Mentions the Garners were a well-off family that had "found the way to education & business success" & had fought for both the King vs. the French & for Geo. Washington vs. the King. Also mentions the Garners "had moved west on the outer rim of advancing civilization" but were "not without roots". Book mentions the TN-TX migration may have been influenced by TN Gov. Sam Houston being a hero worshipper of Andrew Jackson & blazing a trail for TX, much effecting the developing philosophy of the early TX settlers.
      REF: "Garners of Texas A Personal History" by Bascom N. Timmons, Harper & Bros. Publishers, New York, avail. at San Augustine (TX?) Public Library & Houston, Harris Co, TX library: "Garner's forebears had given him neither money nor education, but he had inherited their gifts for energy & success. He was a hard worker in his own fields, a good neighbor & a companionable fellow." He was able to build up a thriving ranch even under the extremely harsh times of Reconstruction after the Civil War.

  • Sources 
    1. [S750] Jackson, Ronald Vernon, (R.G. & Associates, certified genealogists ,).

    2. [S218] Garners of Texas: A Personal History, Bascon N. Timmons, (Harper & Bros. Publishers, New York , , Repository: Houston, Harris Co, TX Public Library).

    3. [S220] Descendants of John Nance Garner II & Rebecca Walpole Garner, John Denison, (Rt 1, Box 90, Bogata, TX 75417, on display at John Nance Garner Museum, Uvalde, TX, sent to J.H. Garner by Lera Powell , , Repository: Denison's phone: 903/632-4964).

    4. [S223] US Census, 1850 Census, Odessa & Midland, TX, Vol II, NC T, Ru-733-400 (Reliability: 0).


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