Title: County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc.
Page: James Garner Page 170
Title: PO Box 400 Carthage NC 28327 910-947-5335
Page: Moore County Bible Project
Note: Rev. Clarence Garner says his father, William Thomas (Tom) Garner always said that William (Will) left N.C. after the Civil War for Texas and that the family lost contact with him. However, I was intrigued by the fact that his sister, Margaret Garner Williams did list a death date for him in the Williams Family Bible--He must have been close enough that the family would have known when he died. I found a note scribbled in the margin of some Moore Co. N.C. Civil War soldiers records Thurman Maness has: "William Garner 19th-I entered service 8-12-62" The scribble: "This was a brother to John, Doug Garner's father." This indicated he was the Son of Our James Garner of Moore Co. N.C. Note went on to say: "Moved to Swan's Station." Swan's station is presently located on the Lee-Harnett N.C. County line. The north side of that section would have been in Moore Co. until about 1908. I have spoken with Mr. William Garner of John Garner Road in Lee Co. N.C. who lives near Swan's Station. He has indicated that his great-grandfather was indeed William Garner and they actually have a letter he sent home to his wife and family during the war. He is currently trying to locate that letter in hopes of verifying that William's wife was Margaret J. Marriage records in Moore Co. indicate that she was a McNeill. Mr. William Garner has indicated that the McNeills did have a plantation in that Swan's Station area prior to the Civil War and that his set of Garners are the only ones in that area. Moore Co. census records indicate that William moved from the Bensalem Township of Moore Co. NC to The "Pocket" township-Swan's Station of Moore Co. sometime between 1860 and 1870. James Duncan Garner son of "Little John" Garner recalls the story his father passed down to him of how William Garner who was in the Confederate Army at the time came to his bother John's house to plead with him to come and join the CSA with him. John's wife Sarah met him at the front door to inform William that she didn't think that was a good idea because John might get killed. Mr. William Garner of Swan's Station has since notified me that he has locate an entry in the Family Bible: "William Garner married Margaret McNeill" proving what we had suspected. The letter he is still searching for. Received Wm. Garner's service records from Washington D.C. Enlisted Aug. 12, 1861 at age of "27" at Buck Horn on the Cape Fear River then still Moore County. Was a private in Company I 19th Regiment North Carolina State Troops-2nd Cavalry. Chronological Order of Happenings Discribed in the Service Record of Pvt. William Garner C.S.A. William Garner enlisted his services to the Confederate States Of America on August 12 1861 at Buck Horn on the Cape Fear River in then Moore County N.C. He was 27 years of age putting his date of birth at 1833-1834. He enlisted with Company I 19th Regiment North Carolina State Troops-2nd Cavalry. His commanding officer was Capt. Jesse L. Bryan from Moore Co. N.C. William Garner was paid $12.00 a month for his services. Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll July 12 to Oct. 31 1861 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Nov.1 to Dec. 31 1861 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 1862 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Mar. 1 to Apr. 30 1862 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll May 1 to June 30 1862 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll July 1 to Aug. 31 1862 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 1862 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 1862 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Jan. l to Feb. 28 1863 Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Mar. 1 to Apr. 30 1863 Company Muster Roll list him as sick at hospital May-June 1863 C.S.A. General Hospital Charlottesville Virginia list him as admitted: May 2 1863 for Acute Diarrhea returned to duty: July 18 1863. Company Muster Roll Jul. 1 to Aug. 311863 list him as started home 18th Aug. 1863 on 30 day's detail to get a fresh horse. Present and accounted for on company Muster Roll Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 1863 William Garner appears on a list of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on Extra Duty at Orange C H Va. Nov. 271863 to Dec. 16 1863. Nature of service: "Laborer". Present and accounted for on Company Muster Roll Jan. 1 to Apr. 30, 1864 Admitted to Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9 Richmond Virginia June 2 1864. Disposition: Petersburg. No mention of illness or nature of injury. Paid as being on Furlough June 8 1864. Present and accounted for on Company Muster Roll July 1 to Aug. 31 1864. Paid an extra $24.00 for use of his horse July 1 to Aug. 31 1864 Present and accounted for on Company Muster Roll thru Sept. 30, 1864. No Muster Rolls have ever been found for this Company after Sept. 1864.
Note: n what was then part of Moore County NC. They lived in the vicinity of present day St. Anderws Church in what is now Lee County NC.
Note: William and Margaret Garner relocated after the war to Swann's Station i
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