Source of Peter's birth date (several sources) and location,marriage date from post to Lancaster County, PA queries page http://asterix.mathcs.wilkes.edu/~lancaster/ Posted by Pat Gaither calcoca@@inreach.com Yuba City, CA USA 3/22/97spouse: Patton, Rebecca (1778 - 1853)
The post reads as follows:
"FREE, am searching from any information on my FREE family. Richard FREE was born in PA in 1750. He married Barbara MILLER in about 1772. When there son PETER FREE was born 9 July 1775 they were living in Colerain, Lancaster Twp, Lancaster Co., PA. Peter married Rebecca PATTON in 1796, probably in Lancaster Co. In route to Crawford Co., PA, they went by way of Fayette Co., where Barbara FREE died in about 1800 (place and exact date of death unknown). The family was in Crawford Co., by 1800. Does anyone know WHERE this family came from. Thought to be Germany. But unable to prove. Can anyone help me on this family? Thanks so much for any and all help. Pat Gaither <calcoca@@inreach.com> Yuba City, CA USA - Saturday, March 22, 1997 at 15:31:58 (EST)"
Third wife of Jacob Rodgers. No children.spouse: Rodgers, Jacob (*1807 - 1866)
Sister of Susanna P. Galloway, who is married to Joseph's brother, Stephen Woodrow Patton.spouse: Patton, Joseph R. (1803 - 1887)
Sister of Ann Galloway, who is married to Stephen's brother, Joseph R. Pattonspouse: Patton, Stephen Woodrow (1806 - 1891)
Christopher Columbus Garletts was raised by farmers. The family was split up while he was very young, but according to his daughter Nanne it was a large family. He spelled his last name GARLETTS, but according to the 1880 Fayette County census the family name is actually GARLITZ. His daughter Nanne referred to an "Uncle Bill" who spelled his name GARLITZ. On Christopher's social security application his father's name is listed as Henry Garlett, with no "s".spouse: Powell, Gertrude Virginia (1876 - 1934)
C. C. Garletts operated a real estate and insurance firm in Brownsville, PA for a number of years. He was a justice of the peace in Brownsville, for 20 years, a charter member of the Brownsville Fire department, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. After the death of his first wife in 1934 he moved to Florida, as his social security application dated June 4, 1937 shows him living in Winter Park, FL.
According to her bridal book, Fred and Nanne first met at her home in Brownsville, PA on June 10, 1925. She would have been 22, and he would be 44 in just two days. They were engaged on January 23, 1928. The engagement was announced Wednesday morning, January 25, at the home of Mrs. H. Clark. It wasn't a very long engagement, as they were married on Friday, January 27, 1928 at 4:00 p.m. at the "manse" of Rev. Roland T. Philips, Pastor, at the Arlington Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, one day before Nanne's 25th birthday. Doris Knudsen, daughter of Fred by an earlier marriage, and Mrs. T. Roland Philips made up the bridal party. According to the bridal book, there were no other guests at the ceremony, although "all of Brownsville" was at the reception. They returned to her parents home for the honeymoon. At the time of the wedding Fred worked P.E.M. Co.spouse: Knudsen, Frederick Knud (1881 - 1958)