Person:John Garnsey (10)

m. bef 1698
  1. Joseph GarnseyCal 1698 - 1764
  2. Elizabeth Garnsey1701 - 1753
  3. Ebenezer Garnsey1702 -
  4. Deacon Jonathan Garnsey1704 - 1776
  5. John Garnsey1709 - 1783
  6. Peter Garnsey1709 -
  • HJohn Garnsey1709 - 1783
  • WAnna Peck1713 - 1794
m. 28 Dec 1733
  1. Peter Garnsey1738 - 1812
  2. Daniel Garnsey1749 - 1833
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Garnsey
Alt Name John Guernsey
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 Apr 1709 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United StatesTwin to Peter.
Christening[1] 10 Apr 1709 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United StatesFirst Congregational Society
Alt Marriage 28 Nov 1733 Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Anna Peck
Marriage 28 Dec 1733 Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Anna Peck
Death[1] 3 Apr 1783 Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States
Burial[1][2] Old Amenia Burying Ground, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States

Concerning signing of Amenia's version of the Association pledge, Newton Reed said:[3]

John Garnsey refused at first, and afterwards gave this declaration: "June 8, 1775. This may certify to all people whom it may concern that I, the subscriber, am willing to do what is just and right to secure the privileges of America, both civil and sacred, and to follow the advice of our reverend Congress, so far as they do the Word of God and the example of Jesus Christ, and I hope, in the grace of God, no more will be required. As witness my hand. John Garnsey."
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Card, Eva Garnsey. The Garnsey, Guernsey genealogy: an account of thirteen generations of descendants from Henry Garnsey ( -1862) of Dorchester, Mass. and Joseph Gournsie-Garnsey ( -1688) of Stamford, Conn. (Urbana, Illinois: Card and Card, c1963)

    John4 Garnsey, son of Joseph3(2) and Elizabeth (Disbrow), b. 6 Apr. 1709 at Milford, Conn.; twin to Peter, both bpt. 10 Apr. 1709 (Ch. r. M. 1:37) died 3 Apr. 1783 at Amenia, Dutchess Co., N.Y. bur. in Red Meeting Hse. Cem. m. 28 Dec. 1733 at Waterbury, Litchfield Co., Conn., Anna Peck, b. 10 March 1713 at Waterbury (V.R.W.) dau. of Rev. Jeremiah and Rachel (Richards) Peck of Taunton. Mass; d. 12 Oct. 1795 at Amenia, bur. with John.

  2. John Garnsey, John Garnsey, in Find A Grave.
  3. Reed, Newton. Early history of Amenia. (Amenia, New York: De Lacey & Wiley, Printers, 1875)
  4.   Lewis R. Garnsey, in Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett. History of Saratoga County, New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. (Philadelphia: Everts & Ensign, 1878).

    John Garnsey, Sr., came from England at the age of seven years, and lived at Old Milford, Conn. He had five sons and three daughters. He married Ann Peck, moved to Nine Partners, Amenia, Dutchess Co., and died there, the actual date being unknown.

    John Garnsey, Jr., one of his sons, had fifteen children, and died at Nine Partners. Peter Garnsey, another son, lived at Nine Partners. Nathan Garnsey, another son, married Nancy Hunter, and near the close of the Revolutionary war removed from Nine Partners to Half-Moon, Saratoga Co. Noah Garnsey, another son, had a family. Daniel Garnsey, another son, went to Canada, after which no definite information of his whereabouts or pursuits was received.

    The subject of this sketch traces his descent from Nathan Garnsey. Nathan Garnsey had two sons and three daughters, viz., Nathan, David, Nancy, Eunice, and Esther. David married Esther Rogers, in 1806, and had ten children, of whom Lewis R. Garnsey was the third.