Doddridge County Roots

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Mary Ellen GARRISON

Female 1853 - 1887  (33 years)


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  • Name Mary Ellen GARRISON 
    Born 7 Nov 1853  Pleasants Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation dressmaker  [2
    Occupation dressmaker  [2
    Died 4 Jan 1887  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • According to family members, Mary Garrison apparently never married the father of her children, but it is accepted that he was George Cottrell. However, Findagrave reports that the father of her daughter Cora Garrison was Edgar Davis. Mary's headstone reads "Mary E., dau. of A. & M. Garrison."

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District, Town of West Union), enumerated on Jun 4 1880:
      Mary Garrison, 27, single, dressmaker, unable to read or write; bastard son Wesley, 9; bastard daughter Cora, 4; bastard daughter Biddy A, 3 months.

      In the 1900 Census, enumerated on June 4th, three of Mary's children were found as "boarders" at a West Union hotel operated by Allen Leasure (b. 1861 in Ohio) and his wife Mary (b. 1861 in Pa.):
      Cora Garrison, 24, b. Jun 1876, single, occupation (blank); James Garrison, 18, b. Jun 1881, single, occupation bartender; Georgia Garrison, 15, b. May 1885. [5]
    • According to family members, Mary Garrison apparently never married the father of her children, but it is accepted that he was George Cottrell. However, Findagrave reports that the father of her daughter Cora Garrison was Edgar Davis. Mary's headstone reads "Mary E., dau. of A. & M. Garrison."

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District, Town of West Union), enumerated on Jun 4 1880:
      Mary Garrison, 27, single, dressmaker, unable to read or write; bastard son Wesley, 9; bastard daughter Cora, 4; bastard daughter Biddy A, 3 months.

      In the 1900 Census, enumerated on June 4th, three of Mary's children were found as "boarders" at a West Union hotel operated by Allen Leasure (b. 1861 in Ohio) and his wife Mary (b. 1861 in Pa.):
      Cora Garrison, 24, b. Jun 1876, single, occupation (blank); James Garrison, 18, b. Jun 1881, single, occupation bartender; Georgia Garrison, 15, b. May 1885. [5]
    Person ID I14007  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2015 

    Father Aaron GARRISON,   b. 6 Sep 1809, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1890, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Martha A. STOUT,   b. 19 Feb 1817, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1893, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1834  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Wesley GARRISON,   b. 22 Apr 1871, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1889, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Cora Ellen GARRISON,   b. 25 Jun 1875,   d. 25 Oct 1951  (Age 76 years)
     3. James A. Garfield GARRISON,   b. 18 Jun 1881,   d. 28 Jun 1900  (Age 19 years)
    +4. Georgia May GARRISON,   b. 20 May 1885, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1969, Columbiana Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F32605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870, 1880 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870, 1880 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    14007_GARRISON_MaryEllen_1853-1887_BlockhouseHillCem--OldSDB_WestUnion_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
    14007_GARRISON_MaryEllen_1853-1887_BlockhouseHillCem--OldSDB_WestUnion_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
    Mary Ellen Garrison, with Cora, James & Georgia
    Mary Ellen Garrison, with Cora, James & Georgia

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S2148] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    3. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    5. [S1122] Georgia Hileman Halloran, Warren, MI 48089 .