Fourth Generation

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Sarah Ann Catherine Gideon was born in Champaign Co, OH 13 Jan 1828. She died 3 Aug 1894 in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Samuel Garvey Jr. in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL, 31 Jul 1849. He was born in Owen Co, KY 27 Aug 1825, the son of Samuel Garvey Sr. and Maria Elliston. He died 26 Jul 1905 in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.

"Samuel Garvey was born August 21, 1794, in Culpepper county, Virginia. His father, Job Garvey, was born in Scotland, and brought to America when he was quite young. His both dying early, he was bound to a man who proved to be a cruel master. Determined to escape the hard servitude, and partly from patriotic motives, he enlisted as a soldier in the Revolutionary army, served the whole seven years. When Samuel was about one year old, his parents moved to Woodford county, Kentucky, and four or five years later moved to Franklin county, about eighteen miles south of Frankfort. Samuel volunteered in a regiment of dragoons at Frankfort, under Colonel Dick Johnson, and was in the battle of the river Thames, in Canada, in which Colonel Johnson is reputed to have killed the Indian chief, Tecumseh. After his return, the family moved to that part of Gallatin which is now Owen county, Kentucky. Samuel Garvey was there married, December 26, 1816, to Maria Elliston, who was born July 25, 1800, in Franklin county. They lived in Owen county for some time, then, with a family of seven children; moved to Sangamon county, Illinois, arriving in the fall of 1839, in the vicinity of what became Mechanicsburg." - History of Sangamon County, Illinois; Inter-state Publishing Co. (1881), pp. 953 & 954

"Samuel Garvey - No history of Sangamon county would be considered complete without mention of Samuel Garvey, who came to Illinois in the fall of 1830. Then came the winter of the deep snow and other incidents and events of those early days have left a deep impress upon the mind of Mr. Garvey, so that he can through recollection present a faithful picture of pioneer conditions here. He was for a number of years connected with farming interests, but is now living a retired life in Buffalo.
A native of Kentucky, he was born in Owen county, August 27, 1825, and is of Scotch lineage. His paternal grandfather, Job Garvey, was born in Scotland and on crossing the Atlantic to America settled in Virginia. At the time of the outbreak of the Revolutionary war he espoused the cause of the colonists and served through seven years in defense of liberty. His son, Samuel Garvey, Sr., was born in Virginia in 1794, and during his boyhood days accompanied his parents on their removal to Kentucky, the family home being established in Owen county in pioneer times. There Samuel Garvey was reared to manhood and when the country again became involved in war with England in 1812 he entered the military service under Richard Johnson, who killed the Indian chief, Tecumseh. Samuel Garvey, Sr., was married in Kentucky to Miss Maria Elliston, a native of that state and a daughter of Squire Elliston. After his marriage Mr. Garvey carried on general farming in Kentucky and six children were born unto him in Owen county. In 1830 he came to Illinois, settling in Mechanicsburg township, Sangamon county, where he entered land from the government and developed a large farm located near the present site of Mechanicsburg. He secured several hundred acres of land there, which he placed under a high state of cultivation. It was upon that farm that he reared his family and spent his remaining days, his death occurring in 1881, while his wife passed away in 1871. In their family were six sons and four daughters, who reached mature years, while three sons and three daughters are yet living, namely: Mrs. Polly Ann Hampton, widow of Mechanicsburg; Samuel, of this review; Mrs. Nancy Hampton, a widow whose home is in Illiopolis; William Garvey, of Illiopolis; and John, who is a resident farmer, residing near Mechanicsburg.

"Samuel Garvey, Jr., was a lad of only five years when brought to Sangamon county, where he was reared and educated. He assisted in carrying on the old home place of one hundred and sixty acres and continued to reside with his father until twenty-four years of age. He was then married on the 31st of July 1849, to Miss Sarah Ann Gideon, a native of Ohio, who came to Illinois in 1840, her father, Henry Gideon, bringing his family to this state from Ohio. He had previous to that time been a resident of Virginia.

"After his marriage Mr. Garvey located on a farm of eighty acres, a part of the old homestead. This was raw prairie land, not a farrow having been turned or an improvement made upon it, but with characteristic energy he began to break and fence it and to cultivate it after the most improved manner of the time. As his financial resources increased he added to his property at intervals. For his first eighty acre tract he paid six dollars and fifty cents per acre. Eventually he became the owner of more than five hundred acres and he erected thereon a fine residence and large and substantial barns. Splendid improvements were made by him in the way of other buildings and he was widely recognized as a successful stock-raiser, making a specialty of horses, mules, hogs and cattle. These he fed for the market and his annual sales of stock brought to him a good financial return. He continued to engage in farming until 1882, when he removed to Buffalo and purchased residence property, on which he is now living retired. His activity in former years, resulting from a laudable ambition to achieve success, brought to him well merited prosperity and in agricultural circles he became widely and favorably known.

"Mr. Garvey was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife on the 3d of August 1894. In the family were five children, three of whom are living; Ann M., the wife of George D. Ellington, a business man of Buffalo; Catherine J., the wife of J.B. Rodgers, of Mechanicsburg; and Captain H.C. Garvey, a farmer and stock-raiser of Buffalo. The eldest daughter, Mary Alice, became the wife of D.C. Fletcher, of Buffalo, and died there October 8, 1902. Scott S. Garvey died in 1871 in his fourth year.
In his political affiliations Mr. Garvey was formerly a Republican, but believing in temperance principles and feeling that the cause of temperance should be made one of the paramount issues before the people he joined the ranks of the Prohibition party. He has served as commissioner of highways and has thus assisted in opening up different roads in his township, but has never been an active politician in the sense of office seeking. He belongs to the Buffalo Christian church, of which he is an elder. His residence of seventy-three years in Sangamon county well entitles him to representation among the early and honored pioneers and his upright life commands for him the respect and confidence of all with whom he has been associated."
- Past & Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois; pp.1402-1405

"Garvey - Died, at noon, Tuesday, July 25, 1905, at his residence in Buffalo, after a short illness, Samuel Garvey, aged 80 years.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Christian church in Buffalo.

"Mr. Garvey was a retired farmer and prominent citizen of Buffalo for many years. He was born in Owen county, Kentucky, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1829. They settled on the present site of Buffalo and Mechanicsburg. At that time the Indian wigwams remained intact along Clear creek. Here Mr. Garvey lived, assisting in the work of the farm until 24 years old, when he married Sarah Ann Gideon.

"After his marriage Mr. Garvey located on a farm of eighty acres, a part of the old homestead. This was raw prairie land, but with characteristic energy he began to break and cultivate it after the most improved manner of the times. As his financial resources increased he added to his property until eventually he became the owner of 500 acres.

"Mr. Garvey moved from his farm to Buffalo in 1882, where he had purchased residence property, upon which he lived until his death. In his family were five children, three of whom survive: Ann M., the wife of George D. Ellington; Catherine J., the wife of J.B. Rogers, and Capt. H.C. Garvey. Mary Alice, the eldest, was the wife of D.C. Fletcher of Buffalo, and died there in 1902. Scott S. Garvey died in 1871 at the age of 4 years. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Polly Ann Hampton of Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Nancy Hampton, William Garvey and Mrs. Jane Pedan, all of Illiopolis, and John Garvey of Mechanicsburg.

"The decedent was a member of the Christian church of Buffalo, in which he was also an elder. His residence of seventy-four years in Sangamon county entitled him to representation among the early honored pioneers and his upright life commanded for him the respect and confidence of all with whom he had been associated."
- The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, 26 Jul 1905, p.6

"Garvey - Died, Friday, Aug. 3, at her home in Buffalo, at 9:20 p.m. Sarah A., wife of Mr. Samuel Garvey, at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 20 days.

"Sarah A. Gideon was born in Champaign county, O., Jan. 13, 1828 and was married to Samuel Garvey July 31, 1849 in Mechanicsburg, Ill. She was the mother of five children - Alice, wife of D.C. Fletcher; Ann M., wife of G.D. Ellington; Catherine J., wife of J.B. Rogers; Henry C., who married Hattie Elder, and Andrew S., who died when 4 years old. The four living children are well known residents of Mechanicsburg and Buffalo. Mrs. Garvey was a devoted Christian and an enthusiastic worker in the Christian church with which she united in 1850, under the ministry of Rev. A.J. Kane. Her death was very sudden. On Tuesday, July 31, the children and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Garvey met at their home and gave them a pleasant surprise on their forty-fifth wedding anniversary. Mrs. Garvey was in her usual health then, and seemed well until about thirty minutes before her death, which resulted from heart failure.

"The funeral will take place from the Christian church at Buffalo, Monday at 10:30 in the morning. Friends of the family are invited to attend."
- The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, 5 Aug 1894, p.4

Sarah Ann Catherine Gideon and Samuel Garvey Jr. had the following children:

354. i. Mary 'Alice' Garvey was born 21 May 1850. She died 1902. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married David Churchill Fletcher 9 Sep 1869. David was born in Christian Co, IL 3 May 1843, the son of Griffin and Martha Fletcher. He died 2 Jul 1927 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.

"Mary 'Alice' Garvey and David Churchill Fletcher had the following children:
 
    501. i. Fletcher died 20 Feb 1880. The body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.
    502. ii. Nevada Fletcher was born in Sangamon Co, IL 26 Jul 1870. She died 4 Aug 1962 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID. Her body was interred 6 Aug 1962 in Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID. She married William R. Guinn in Sangamon Co, IL, 12 Mar 1903. He was born 18 Mar 1855. He died 13 May 1938 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID. His body was interred in Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID.
    503. iii. Lenora Fletcher was born in Illinois 1872. She died in Burdette, CO. She married Ernst A. Lewis in Sangamon Co, IL, 1 Mar 1893.
    504. iv. Corrina 'Cora' Fletcher was born in Illinois 1874. She died 1965 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Harvey.
    505. v. Helen Fletcher was born in Illinois August 1876. She died in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married McCann.
    506. vi. Bertram D. Fletcher was born in Illinois April 1878. He died in Fort Morgan, Morgan Co, CO. He married Josephine Correll. She was born 1880 and died 1907. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.
    507. vii. Martha M. Fletcher was born in Illinois June 1881. She died in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Fred Hall.
    508. viii. Frances A. Fletcher was born in Illinois October 1883. She died in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. She married McCann.
    509. ix. Katherine M. Fletcher was born in Illinois September 1886. She died in Sterling, Logan Co, CO. She married Goodwin.
    510. x. Sarah G. Fletcher was born in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL January 1891. She died 25 Dec 1910 in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.
355. ii. Anna M. Garvey was born in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL 23 Aug 1852. She died 15 May 1914 in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married George David Ellington 26 Nov 1884. He was born 1855. He died 23 Jan 1922 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.

Anna M. Garvey and George David Ellington had the following children:
    511. i. Ellington died 8 Jul 1886. The body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.
    512. ii. Clara Ellington married Carpenter.
356. iii. Catherine J. 'Kate' Garvey was born 17 Oct 1854. She died 1936. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Jacob B. Rogers 7 Mar 1877. He was born 1848. He died 15 Aug 1911 in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.

Catherine J. 'Kate' Garvey and Jacob B. Rogers had the following children:
    513. i. Orville Rogers.
    514. ii. Elmer Rogers.
    515. iii. Nellie Rogers married Kendall.
    516. iv. Jessie Rogers married Bricker.
357. iv. Henry Clayburn Garvey was born in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL 13 Aug 1863. He died 30 Oct 1951 in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. He married Harriet Elder. She was born 4 Jul 1867. She died 19 May 1950 in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.

Henry Clayburn Garvey and Harriet Elder had the following children:
    517. i. Harriet Ann Garvey was born 26 Feb 1889. She died 11 May 1976 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Philip Edward Barth. He was born 25 Jul 1877 and died 28 Apr 1957. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. Harriet and Philip had one child.
    518. ii. Robert Henry Garvey was born in Buffalo, Sangamon Co, IL 7 May 1903. He died 12 May 1976 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. He married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Pasfield 1 Jan 1924. She was born in Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO 15 Dec 1902, the daughter of Arthur Pasfield and Elizabeth Houstin. She died 19 Oct 1980 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL. Robert and 'Betsy' had the three children.
358. v. Andrew Scott Garvey was born in Sangamon Co, IL 27 Dec 1867. He died 6 Dec 1871 in Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co, IL.

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