Thomas COX



SOURCE: Delaware Quaker Records, New Castle County
mentioned in Delaware Quaker records p. 23-24
10 FEB 1737/38 certificate to Newberry MM
his decendants formed Friends Meeting at Redland Valley, Pennsylvania
Event: Fact 20 9 APR 1999 S. William Leech (1776-1865) & Jane Garretson: Ancestors & Descendants; by William Brooke Fetters, Copyright 1998: Bowie, MD
Event: Fact 11 Called "John of Redland Valley"
Event: Fact 22 25 NOV 1999 xSource: 100 Years at Warrington, a book complied by Margaret B. Walmer, Copyright 1989, published by Heritage Books, Inc., 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD. 20716; ISBN # 1-55613-269-7
Event: Fact 21 vS. (13 Jan 2000) (internet) (Homepage of the Blackburn Family Association)
Reference Number: 480
Note: John Garretson moved to York Co., Pa., from whom descended most of the Garretsons of the West. John Garretson married a 2nd time, 6-22-1749 to Jane Carson by whom he had 5 children. In 1768 he married for the 3rd time to Phebe Frazer. See Garretson news, Historical Society of Delaware. The decendants of John Garretson formed the firends meeting at Redland Valley, Pa.

145. William GARRETSON

In "Six Columbiana County, Ohio, Pioneer Families, Family 5. William Leech
(1776-1865) and Jane Garretson: Ancestors and Descendants", 1998, by
:"John's eldest son, William, became seriously afflicted with a mental illness in 1770. William was then 31 years old, the father of four small children, and resided near Bennetts Run in Redland Valley. Warrington Monthly Meeting minutes provide the following information relating toWilliams disability:11-8mo-1770. William Garretson and Lydia his wife have so far misconducted as not to dwell together.8-9mo-1770 The committee report that [William] is not in his proper reason and that it is not advisable for [Lydia, his wife] to dwell with him; --that she appears to be an innocent woman.8-12 mo-1770 [The Committee] report that they think John Garretson, his father, should take the Plantation & Effects into his hands to be put on the best advantage for the support of [William], his wife and children.13-4mo-1771 John Garretson reported unwilling to comply with the advice of
the meeting.12-10mo-1771. Advice of the Quarterely Mtg to be asked.13-7mo-1771. The Quarterly Mtg committee unite in judgement with this meeting.12-10mo-1771 -- John Garretson reported unwilling to do anything for support of his daughter in law.9-11mo-1771 [John Garretson] reported willing to be advised.14-12mo-1771. William Garretson is to be confined in a convenient place, yet to be built, his wife and children to return home, with a tradesman in the house with her, and a laboring man to work the plantation.11-1mo-1772. The place has been prepared and [William Garretson] put therein.10-6mo-1775 William Garretson's being confined so much [is] causing some uneasiness, a committee is appointed to inspect the case.8-7mo-1775. [The committee reported that William Garretson is] unfit to be at liberty except to go out at times under the care of some friend and be returned into his house in the evening; yet if his father or relations some distance off will take him out and keep him for some time, not allowing him to return home alone, it would be well.William never recovered his mental health, and so it was "necessary to have him closely confined most of the time until his death," which occurred in 1810, 40 years after the onset of his sickness. John, acting as a surrogate for his son, signed the marriage certificates of William's two daughters: Elizabeth's first marriage in 1780, her second marriage in 1786, and Martha's marriage in 1787."William's parents where John and Content (HUSSEY) GARRETSON originally from New Castle, DELydia Beals b. 1744, was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Griest) Beals of Huntington Tp., York (now Adams) Co.