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Henry Tyler Garrison

Born 1842 - Died 1914

Henry Tyler Garrison (1842-after 1914) was the son of Robert Garrison (c.1808-c.1852), a merchant in the upper part of Stafford County.  During the War Between the States, Henry T. Garrison served with the 9th Virginia Cavalry.  He married Susan Ann Ransdell (1842-c.1903).  The Stafford court records include the following, “Ordered that H. T. Garrison, an ex-Confederate soldier, who is in indigent circumstances and a resident of Stafford County be allowed the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) payable out of the County levy, it being shown to the Board that he is suffering from a cancer and unable to work.”  The Garrison family was in Stafford at least as early as 1715 and many of them worked as blacksmiths or merchants.