Garrard, James, 1749-1822

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Kentucky governor, 1796-1804.

From the description of James Garrard : miscellaneous papers, 1797-1803. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49223937

James Garrard was born to Col. William and Mary Naughty Garrard in Stafford County, Virginia January 14, 1749. He served as the captain of a schooner in the Revolutionary War, during which time he was also elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He was married to Elizabeth Mountjoy December 20, 1769, and their marriage produced 12 children, 9 of which survived to adulthood. Garrard was an ordained Baptist minster, and was an originator of the Cooper's Run Baptist Church in Bourbon County where he served as minister from 1787 until 1797 under the auspices of the Elkhorn Baptist Association. Later, Garrard ran afoul of the Elkhorn Baptist Association for two main reasons: his adoption of Socianism, an early form of Unitarianism, and his abolitionist beliefs. In 1796, Garrard was elected governor of Kentucky and was the first Kentucky governor to serve two full successive terms and to live in the Governors' Mansion (present Lieutenant Governors' Mansion). After the governorship, Garrard retired from public service and returned to Mt. Lebanon, where he died January 9, 1822, after several years of illness. He is buried in the Garrard family burial grounds in Rudells Mills in Bourbon County, where the Kentucky Legislature erected a memorial in 1823. Garrard County was named for him.

From the description of James Garrard day book, circa 1812. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 557609763

American statesman and governor of Kentucky.

From the description of Letter, 1798. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435354

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referencedIn Adair, John, 1757-1840. John Adair papers, 1803-1804. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Papers pertaining to judicial actions, 1801-1803 (bulk 1801, 1803). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Mackoy family. Mackoy family papers, 1784-1943. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Brown, Eli Huston, 1907-1974,. Eli Huston Brown Collection, 1773-1941. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Resignations to the governor, 1803-1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Brown, John, 1757-1837. Colonel John Brown and Major General Preston Brown papers, 1763-1865 (inclusive), 1783-1841 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Taylor-Cannon family. Taylor-Cannon family papers, 1741-1949. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Executive journals, 1796-1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Garrard, James, 1749-1822. Letter, 1798. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Enrolled bills, 1796-1803 (bulk 1796-1798, 1803). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Trabue family. Trabue family papers, 1775-1891. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Apprehension of fugitives from justice papers, 1801. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Military papers, 1796-1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Objections to the Circuit Court Act, 1802. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Subunit history. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Garrard, James, 1749-1822. James Garrard day book, circa 1812. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Garrard, James, 1749-1822. James Garrard : miscellaneous papers, 1797-1803. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Requisitions for the return of fugitives from justice, 1803. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Petitions for pardons and remissions, 1799-1804 (bulk 1799, 1801-1804). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Virginia Land Office. Land Warrants Issued in Kentucky, 1773-1800. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Colonel John Brown and Major General Preston Brown papers, 1763-1865, 1763-1865 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Christopher Van Deventer papers, Van Deventer, Christopher, papers, 1799-1925 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Governor's correspondence, 1801-1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Land grant, 1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836. Simon Kenton collection, 1780-1865. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Appointments by the governor - civil appointments, 1796-1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
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associatedWith Brown, Eli Huston, 1907-1974, person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1728-1803 person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1757-1837. person
associatedWith Fulton, Hugh. person
associatedWith Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836. person
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard) corporateBody
associatedWith Mackoy family. family
associatedWith Taylor-Cannon family. person
associatedWith Toulmin, Harry. person
associatedWith Trabue family. family
associatedWith Van Deventer, Christopher, 1788-1838 person
associatedWith Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. person
associatedWith Virginia Land Office. corporateBody
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Kentucky
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Second Great Awakening
Baptists--History
Governors--Archives
Governors--Biography--Sources
Unitarianism--History
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Birth 1749-01-14

Death 1822-01-19

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