Robert Garrett1,2,3

ID# 15522, (1824 - 1901)
FatherJohn Garrett4 (abt 1790 - 1835)
MotherElizabeth Urey5

Key Events:

Birth: Mar 1824, County Down, Ireland6,7,8
Marriage: Ellen Mary Cobb, 14 Feb 1854, Caldwell Co., Kentucky1,9,10
Death: 20 Jul 190111
Burial: 23 Jul 1901, Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas12,13

Spouse:Ellen Mary Cobb (11 Apr 1835 - 6 Dec 1906)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Robert Garrett was born in Mar 1824 in County Down, Ireland.6,7,8
     Robert appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 26 Jul 1850, apparently boarding at a tavern kept by James F. Mitchusson and his wife.14
     Robert married Ellen Mary Cobb, daughter of Caleb Clark Cobb and Mary W. Machen, on 14 Feb 1854 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky, at Dr. P. B. McGoodwin's, with James Hawthorn officiating.1,9,10
     Robert and Ellen appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Princeton, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 13 Jun 1860, reporting $10,000 in personal estate. Their daughter Mary was listed as living with them, as is an un-named two-month-old girl who seems to have been a daughter who died soon after.15
     Robert and Ellen moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, about 1863.16,17 They appeared on the 1865 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, reporting no real estate, but personal estate of $650. Their children Mary E. and John R. were listed as living with them.18
     Robert Garrett and Ellen appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, enumerated 22 Jun 1870, reporting $13,000 in real estate and $20,000 in personal estate. Their children Mary, John, Samuel and Frank were listed as living with them, as was Bridget Buckley, 42 year-old domestic servant born in Ireland.19
     Robert and Ellen appeared on the 1875 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. Their children Mary, John, Samuel, Frank and Joseph were listed as living with them.20
     Robert and Ellen appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, enumerated 9 Jun 1880. Their children Mary, John, Samuel, Frank and Joseph were listed as living with them, as is Mary's husband, Joseph S. Keith, and Carrie Baker, a 23-year-old servant.21
     Robert and Ellen appeared on the 1885 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. Their children Samuel, Frank and Joseph were listed as living with them.22
     Robert and Ellen appeared on the 1895 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. Their children John R. and Joseph H. were listed as living with them, as were his niece, Ruth U. Garrett, John's wife, Annie, and Emma Jackson, a Black servant, age 39.23
     Robert and Ellen appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, at 500 Broadway, enumerated 11 Jun 1900, with Ida Lamb, a 25-year-old cook also in the household.24
     He was a merchant in Caldwell Co. in 1850, and later a bank clerk there. After moving to Leavenworth he became a lumber merchant. His son John joined the business by 1895, and the firm was then known as Garret & Son.25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
     Robert died on 20 Jul 1901 at age 77.11 He was buried on 23 Jul 1901 in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas, in the Garrett family lot.12,13

Citations

  1. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, license and certificate of marriage for Robert Garrett and Ellen Mary Cobb, 14 Feb 1854.
  2. [S1823] James F. Mitchusson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Robert Garrett.
  3. [S870] Cobb, "Jefferson Davis Cobb's family," e-mail to author, 23 Apr 2005, citing letter in 1930's from Ruth, wife of Frank A. Cobb, grandson of Thomas Jefferson Cobb, reporting she said he was her uncle, Robert Garret.
  4. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 62, notes by the writer's daughter Margaret, shows Robert and Joseph were brothers.
  5. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 61, notes by the writer's daughter Margaret.
  6. [S1640] Robert Garrett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 35, county, and country.
  7. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3, shows age 41 and country.
  8. [S861] Robert Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows month, year, age 76, and country.
  9. [S2308] Ruth Cobb letter to Irvin S. Cobb, 29 Aug 1931, pg 11, shows she married Robert Garrett, the writer's uncle.
  10. [S861] Robert Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows married 46 years.
  11. [S2925] Interview, Mt. Muncie Cemetery office, 10 Sep 2010.
  12. [S2925] Interview, Mt. Muncie Cemetery office, 10 Sep 2010, gave lot.
  13. [S2930] "Killed the Madman," The American Citizen, 26 Jul 1901, shows he was buried Tuesday.
  14. [S1823] James F. Mitchusson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Mitchusson as a tavern keeper, living with apparently his wife and daughter, and a number of individuals in various trades.
  15. [S1640] Robert Garrett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3, shows Robert, Ellen, Mary, and John in the household, with the children born in Kentucky.
  17. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows Samuel, age 5, as born in state Kansas, while John, age 9 was born in Kentucky.
  18. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3.
  19. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.
  20. [S2927] R. Garrett household, 1875 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth.
  21. [S860] Robt. Garett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.
  22. [S2928] Robt. Garrett household, 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth.
  23. [S2929] Robert Garrett household, 1895 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3.
  24. [S861] Robert Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.
  25. [S1823] James F. Mitchusson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Robert's occupation as merchant.
  26. [S1640] Robert Garrett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Robert's occupation as bank clerk.
  27. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows Robert's occupation as lumber merchant.
  28. [S860] Robt. Garett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows Robert's occupation as lumber merchant.
  29. [S2929] Robert Garrett household, 1895 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3, shows occupation of both Robert and John as lumber merchant.
  30. [S861] Robert Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows occupation as lumber merchant.
  31. [S2931] John R. Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows occupation as lumberman.
  32. [S2930] "Killed the Madman," The American Citizen, 26 Jul 1901, shows name of firm, and Robert and John were the two principals.
  33. [S2923] William Francis Garrett, birth register.
  34. [S1640] Robert Garrett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them living apparently as parent and child.
  35. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  36. [S2922] Susanna Garrett, birth register.
  37. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  38. [S2927] R. Garrett household, 1875 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  39. [S2928] Robt. Garrett household, 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth, shows them apparently living as parent and child.