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James GARDNER & Tabitha/Tobitha MARTIN are my ggg-grandparents.
"In 1777 James Gardner enlisted in the American Revolution from New York...........he later moved to Grayson County Virginia." from Records of Carroll County, Virginia; published by Gateway Press, Inc.

They lived in Carroll County in Southwestern Virginia. My line travels to William and Leona and then to Amelia Gardner Coleman.

1. James GARDNER was born 26 Apr 1758 in Dutchess Co, NY.  He died 21 Apr 1849 in Carroll Co VA.  A memorial was placed in his honor at the James Gardner Cemetary in Carroll Co VA.  He married Tabitha MARTIN 20 May 1797 in Franklin Co VA, daughter of William MARTIN. She was born 16 Dec 1780 in Franklin Co VA, and died 7 Sep 1862 in Carroll Co VA.

Children of James GARDNER and Tobitha MARTIN are:
+ 2 i. Matthew GARDNER who married Lucinda Hurst.
+ 3 ii. William GARDNER was born 5 Feb 1799 in Franklin Co VA, and died 28 Apr 1868 in Carroll Co VA. he married Leona "Oney" Martin. This is my line.

4 iii. John H GARDNER. He married Rachel HORTON, daughter of Joseph HORTON Sr. and Mary WEBB.

5 iv. Elizabeth GARDNER. She married John QUESENBERRY, son of Thomas QUESENBERRY and Tabitha COX.

6 v. Jane GARDNER was born 1805, and died 1891. She married Daniel MARTIN.

7 vi. Nancy GARDNER was born 1808. She married Soloman HAWKS.

+ 8 vii. James GARDNER, Jr. was born 1810 in Franklin Co VA. He married Emily Dalton.

9 viii. Andrew Washington GARDNER. He married Mary Quesenberry.

10 ix. Alexander GARDNER. He married Susannah WEBB. He married Delphia WADE 

11. xi. Mary GARDNER .

My line is son William GARDNER.

William GARDNER (James GARDNER2, John GARDNER1) was born 5 Feb 1799 in Franklin Co VA, and died 28 Apr 1868 in Carroll Co VA. He was buried in James Gardner Cemetery. He married Leona "Oney" MARTIN 1820 in Patrick Co VA, daughter of Giles MARTIN and Nancy INGRAM. She was born 4 Jan 1802 in Franklin Co VA, and died 5 Sep 1873 in Carroll Co VA. She was buried in James Gardner Cemetery.

A daughter of William and Oney was Amelia Gardner.
Amelia GARDNER was born 27 Apr 1827 in Grayson Co VA, and died 19 Dec 1894. She married Robert S. COLEMAN 7 Nov 1842 in Hillsville Carroll Co VA, son of Robert S. COLEMAN and Mary "Polly" DEWS. He was born 1822 in Campbell Co VA, and died in Carroll Co VA.

Robert Coleman and Amelia Gardner had a son Buford Coleman, who was my greatgrandfather.

Revolutionary War Pension App for James Gardner

James Gardner's Gravesite

Transcription of the LAST WILL of James Gardner

William and Oney Gardner's Gravesite

It is said that John Gardner was lost at sea around New York State or on way back to England and that he married Luzelle __? from France. It is believed that John Gardner died at sea right after his son, James was born.

It is my belief that John's parents could be John Gardner and Christianna Finch who lived in Scotchtown,Orange County, New York. This would show John, Jr.'s spouse to be a HUTCHINGS.  He would have drowned in the Hackensack River and was a Colonel in Ann HawkHay's Regiment of Orange County, New York Militia.

The surname GARDNER is found among the founders and settlers of the first Puritan settlement, Cape Ann & Naumkeag, 1623-1627. Source: The Winthrop Society.

James Gardner, John's son, was b. April 26, 1758 in Fishkill Township Duchess Co, NY d. April 21, 1849 in Hillsville Carroll Co.,VA. James m. Tabitha Martin in Franklin Co, VA May 20, 1797.

From GARDNER Family Group Sheet..."In 1777 James Gardner enlisted in the American Revolution from New York and helped establish our independence from Great Britain while acting as a private. He served several short terms. In 1777 he served three months under Capt. Sessions and was wounded by a rifle ball during an engagement on Staten Island, New York. During the same year he served two months in Capt. McConley's Co., Col. Hawthorne's Regiment. In 1777 he served one month under Capt. Seward and went out against the Indians. In 1780 he served three weeks under Capt. Rusdale (?); in the next year he served under Capt. Seward at the siege at Yorktown where he was shot through the leg. ...".

Last Will and Testament of James Gardner, Carroll County, Virginia written 6th day of September 1845. Carroll Co Virginia ( formed from Grayson County Va.)


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