Biography of J. F. Garrett
Madison County, NY Biographies





Garrett, J. F., p. o. Brookfield, was born in Brookfield, April 5, 1820, a son of Elisha, son of Francis, who came from Connecticut about 1800, as one of the early settlers. Elisha Garrett was born in Connecticut and came to Brookfield when a young man and here spent the remainder of his days. His wife was Polly Treat, born in Brookfield, and daughter of John Treat, an early settler from Connecticut; they had only one son, J. F. Garrett, the subject. who was educated in the common schools and began working by the month on a farm when sixteen years of age and supported his parents, his father being an invalid. At the age of twenty he began selling school books and followed that occupation for four years, when he bought the farm of sixty acres where he resides, and has added to it until he owns 160 acres of land. He has been for many years one of the large hop growers of Brookfield and has also a large dairy. He has always been an ardent Republican, but not an aspirant to public office; he has been notary public for several years and is a member of Sanger Lodge, No. 129, F. & A. M. In 1847 Mr. Garrett married Stature, daughter of Martin Mason, an early settler of Stockbridge. Mr. Garrett has one adopted daughter, Hattie, wife of James Sloan, a farmer, and who resides with Mr. Garrett. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett are members of the First Baptist church.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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