Dickinson Garten

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Dickinson Garten, son of Griffith Garten and Hannah Miller, was born at Monroe Co., Virginia, 28 December 1803.1 He died at Hire, McDonough Co., Illinois, 30 November 1851, and was buried at South Cemetery, Hire, McDonough Co., Illinois.1

Dickinson married (1) Clara Green, daughter of Jesse Green and Clara Bigby, at Monroe Co., 14 March 1825;2,3,4 he married (2) Tabitha Bagby, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Hancock Co., Illinois, 27 July 1837.5,1

The three younger girls shown here are likely to be daughters of Dickinson and Tabitha. They appear in the marriage records of McDonough County, and the Dickinson Girton family was the only one of that name in the area. Unfortunately, he and his family appear to have eluded the census taker in 1850. Also, the 1855 Illinois census is not an "every name census," but it does show Tabitha as head of household with 1 male aged 10-20 (Thomas), 4 females aged 10-20, and 1 female aged 30-40 (probably herself). The fourth female aged 10-20 is unknown at present.6

Family 1

Clara Green b. 17 Feb 1801, d. 9 Oct 1834
  • Caroline Garten7 b. Dec 1825, d. 29 Nov 1911
  • Amanda Jane Garten7 b. 1 Jan 1828, d. 23 Jul 1911
  • Paulina Girton+8 b. 24 Feb 1830, d. 8 Jun 1909
  • Thomas Ward Garten7 b. Jun 1832

Family 2

Tabitha Bagby b. 1 Apr 1817, d. 27 Jan 1856
  • Emily A. Girton9 b. abt. 1838
  • Clarinda A. Girton10 b. say 1840
  • Jane Elizabeth Garten11 b. say 1844
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  1. [S662] Duane Lester, Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois: Vol XIV: Blandinsville - Hire Townships ([Good Hope, Illinois]: Schuyler-Brown Historical and Genealogical Society and The Schuyler Jail Museum, [1976?]), 26, further cited as Lester, Cemeteries of McDonough Co.: Vol XIV.
  2. [S1220] Norma Jean Evans, Monroe County (West) Virginia Marriages, a Compiled List, 1799-1850 (Beaumont, Texas: p.p., 1985), 34, further cited as Evans, Monroe County Marriages.
  3. [S1221] County Courthouse, Union, West Virginia, Marriage Records, 1799-1965, J2511, FHL microfilm 1710520, further cited as Monroe County Marriage Records.
  4. [S1215] Union, West Virginia (Monroe Co. Courthouse), Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969, 3:98, FHL microfilm 598681, further cited as Monroe Co. Wills. settlement of Jesse Green's estate noted $200 "paid D Garton for Clara."
  5. [S1222] Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, Illinois, Birth certificates, death records, marriage records, applications for marriage licenses, 1829-1947, #173, FHL microfilm 1532140, further cited as Hancock Co. Vital Records.
  6. [S1279] Ancestry.com Illinois State Census Collection, 1825-1865, Internet database (online: Ancestry.com), viewed Jan 2008), subject: Tabitha Girton, event: 1855 Illinois State Census for McDonough Co.
  7. [S1393] Fran Daniels, Jesse Green in "Jesse Green - VA", listserve message to Roots Web, Green-L Archives, 25 Nov 1999. Printout dated 10 Oct 2008. Hereinafter cited as Jesse Green.
  8. [S129] History of McDonough County, Illinois (Springfield, Illinois: Continental Historical Co., 1885), 823-824, further cited as History of McDonough County.
  9. [S648] Libby Grim, et al., McDonough County Marriages, 6 vols. (Macomb, Illinois: McDonough County Genealogical Society, 1980 -), 2:4, #595, further cited as Grim, McDonough Co. Marriages.
  10. [S648] Grim, McDonough Co. Marriages, 2:19, #994.
  11. [S648] Grim, McDonough Co. Marriages, 2:53, #1912.