Ryeland Family Tree

The Genealogy of the Ryeland and connected Families

Marvel GARRISON

Marvel GARRISON

Male 1767 - 1860  (~ 93 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Marvel GARRISON  [1
    Born Jan 1767  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851, Farmer 
    Occupation Contractor during the construction of Rideau Canal 
    Occupation Hotel owner 
    Occupation Proprietor of flour and sawmill at Milford 
    Residence 1851  Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 44F7B1A5ACBE4C7FA03EBB0D4D1E1EA89D38 
    Died 3 Dec 1860  Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4715  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Family Mary ROBLIN,   b. 1778, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1853, Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1798  [2
    Children 
    +1. John Charles GARRISON,   b. 1796, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1859  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Elizabeth "Betsy" GARRISON,   b. 1797,   d. 30 Jan 1868  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Philip Roblin GARRISON,   b. 22 Oct 1800, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 83 years)
    +4. James GARRISON,   b. Abt 1806, Fredericksburg, Lennox & Addington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Fredericksburg, Lennox & Addington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +5. Garrett Austin GARRISON,   b. 1809,   d. 1875  (Age 66 years)
    +6. Jonas GARRISON,   b. Abt 1813,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Rhoda GARRISON,   b. 1813, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Jane Ann GARRISON,   b. 1816, Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1859, Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +9. Matilda Ann GARRISON,   b. 16 Dec 1819, Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1855, Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     10. Mary GARRISON,   b. Abt 1823,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. Christina GARRISON,   b. 12 Sep 1823, Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1901  (Age 78 years)
    +12. Marvel GARRISON,   b. 1824, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1767 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Dec 1860 - Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fredricksburgh Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Marvel GARRISON SR Grave.JPG
    Marvel GARRISON SR Grave.JPG

  • Notes 
    • Pioneers of Prince Edward County BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES MARVEL GARRISON Arrived at Adolphustown with the Vanalstine group in 1784. Marvel Garrison came to Prince Edward County with Major VanAlstine and his group of early pio neers. In this group was Mary Roblin, destined to be Marvel's future wife. The courageous Loy alists arrived in Adolphustown on June 16, 1784. Marvel had been deprived of a large fortune , and arrived in Canada penniless. Marvel acquired four hundred acres of farm land in Hay Bay which he developed into a successf ul agricultural business enterprise. He built a gracious home surrounded by find farm buildin gs and later he erected and operated a hotel. He also was a contractor involved in the constr uction of the Rideau Canal in the 1820's. It is hardly surprising that in view of his various undertakings, Marvel soon acquired anothe r fortune to replace the one he had lost before coming to Prince Edward County. When the canal was completed, Marvel again turned to his farm, operating both a four mill an d a sawmill at Milford. He passed on in 1857, at the age of eighty-four. His wife had died i n 1849, age sixty-nine. Marvel had little interest in politics, but contributed significantly both to the knowledge a nd to the development of animal husbandry in Canada by breeding the finest horses in the dist rict, and advising others in this field. Marvel's daughter, Rhoda, married James Dulmage, and one of his granddaughters, Mary Garrison , married Peter Empey.

      THE GARRISON FAMILY.

      Marvel Garrison was the founder of this family in Upper Canada. We can at best only give his birthplace as somewhere on the Hudson, but his name was destined to be historic, as he came to Canada with Major Vanalstine's party, and married Mary Roblin, daughter of John Roblin, who was also a member of the expedition. This fixes the date of his arrival at Adolphustown as June 16, 1784. He was among those who suffered heavy material loss through espousing the British cause in the Revolution. The confiscated property of the family was extensive and valuable, being rated so high as to place the owners in a position not only of solid comfort, but even of opulence. On his arrival in Canada he selected upwards of four hundred acres of bush land in Adolphustown, which he lost no time in reducing to agricultural uses. His older sons were of an age to help him from the beginning; and, before many years had gone by, a large part of the property had been cleared and placed under cultivation, and a, substantial dwelling, flanked by spacious outbuildings, erected. But the Pioneer was not yet satisfied; if there was a niche to be filled within the radius of his supervision, he was not the man to see it empty. A hotel was needed to meet the requirements of the district, and this too he built, and it became a widely known and favorite hostelry for years to come. But his fund of energy was not yet exhausted. The campaigns of the war of defence suggested to the Imperial Government the necessity of a connection between Lake Ontario and Montreal other than the St. Lawrence, and in 1827 the Rideau Canal was projected and the work begun. Marvel Garrison during the whole time of construction was engaged upon it as a con- tractor, and so managed as to clear a large amount of money. The canal completed, he concentrated his energy at his home on I-lay Bay, carrying on farming operations on a more extensive scale, and later becoming proprietor of the flour and saw mills at Mil- ford. During his lifetime he bestowed farms upon his sons, so that at his death, which occurred in 1857, he could look round and see them all (with the exception of those who went to the United States) comfortably settled within easy traveling reach of the old homestead. He was eighty-four years of age when he died; his wife had died in 1849, being then in her seventieth year.
      Marvel Garrison did credit to himself, to his ancestry, and to the noble band of United Empire Loyalists with whom he helped to create Ontario. He did-not concern himself much with the politics of his time; his hands were occupied with work that taxed to the full his untiring energy and remarkable business capacity. I-le was noted for keeping the finest bred horses of the district, and did much by example and advice to give to both the horses and the stock of the county the high place which is theirs to-day.
      Marvel Garrison's daughter, Rhoda, married James Dulmage, and Mary Garrison, a granddaughter, married Peter Empey, thus establishing a connection with two good families of German de- scent in the county. Mary A. Dulmage, granddaughter of the Pioneer, married Murney Ackerman, a descendant of Edward Ackerman. Lewis Garrison, a grandson, married Almira C. Palen, of the well-known Palen family, and settled in Athol.

      Since this was writen, we know that the dates and ages are not correct. As per tombstones in the Garrison Cem of Frederick burg On Can

  • Sources 
    1. [S197] Glen E. Carter Rootsweb Tree, Gencircles.com Glen E. Carter, (URL: Rootsweb.com).

    2. [S139] Jerry Turner.


This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 11.1.2, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2018.