Saturday, November 19, 2011

Garst Family Bible, 1860's


Garst Family Bible
Washington County Tennessee

If I were to take a guess about how we came into the possession of the Bible I'd have to say the Moran's enjoy collecting things.  This Bible was part of the James H. Moran IV book collection.  Although James was born in Dresden Tennessee he moved to east Tennessee and lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. He enjoyed collecting antiques and books and canes were two of his favorite items to collect. He probably purchased the Garst Bible at an antique store or perhaps an estate sale.



Jacob Garst was born July 18, 1839.  Barbara Miller was born April 11, 1845.  The two were married December 20, 1862.  The Bible was printed in 1860.  They had two children: Samuel D. Garst was born April 22, 1864, and Martha (Mattie) E. Garst was born June 27, 1868.  The family lived in Washington County Tennessee which is not too far from Kingsport where James H. Moran lived.  



Martha married William Hiram Sellers and they had several children.  She died June 5, 1945.  Samuel D. Garst married Maggie I. Osborne and he died October 14, 1940.



Jacob Garst died August 28, 1909.  Barbara Miller Garst died April 17, 1929.



All of the Garsts are buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee.


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