William Garten

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William Garten, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1645.1 He died at Christ Church Parish, Lancaster Co., Virginia, January 1709/10.2

In 1687, the colonial governor asked the counties for a list of those able to bear arms for either horse or foot service, and William Garten was included in the list returned by Lancaster Co., Virginia, 14 December 1687. The qualification the county court put on the list is interesting. They did not individually identify the capabilities of any of the members:

"In obedience to your Excellency directed to this court for the returning an account of all such persons that are able to bear arms both for horse and foot service in this county we have duely examined ye list of the freeholders and housekeepers inhabiting ye said county and we do find upon ye due enquiry that many of them are very poor despicable persons. We have returned your Excellency the full number expressed by your order as followeth."3

William left a will dated at Christ Church Parish, 20 December 1709, and the inventory was taken 3 Feb 1709/10. He named:
sons Uriah, James, and Anthony Garton
daughters Katherine Garton and Margaret
Esther Mugg (no relationship given)
Son-in-law William Cutter.2


  • Uriah Garten+2 b. 1672, d. bef. 5 Aug 1755
  • James Garten2 b. say 1674, d. aft. 1710
  • Anthony Garten2 b. say 1676, d. aft. 1710
  • Margaret Garten2 b. say 1680, d. aft. 1710
  • Katherine Garten2 b. say 1685
This person was last edited on28 Apr 2016


  1. [S1330] Estimated from a very speculative birth date of his first child (1672).
  2. [S1211] Lancaster, Virginia, Will Books, 1690-1949, 10:63-67, FHL microfilm 32139, further cited as Lancaster Co. Will Books.
  3. [S1217] Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1988), 230, further cited as Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers.