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Book Reviews: Governor Garrard of Kentucky, His Descendants and Relatives

Source: “Book Reviews,” Virginia Genealogist 6[1962]:136-37.

Governor Garrard of Kentucky, His Descendants and Relatives by Anna Russell des Cognets … and A Postscript About the Garrard Family, by Louis des Cognets Jr.  [Princetown, N.J.] 1962.  279 pp. illus.

James Garrard (1749-1822) was twice governor of Kentucky.  Mrs. des Cognets in 1898 traced his descendants in considerable detail but was able to present little information, other than that his parents were Col. William and Mary Garrard of Stafford Co., Va., about the earlier generations of the family.

Her grandson has now assembled much additional data concerning the Virginia and Maryland Garrards (and the variant spellings of Gerrard, Garrett, etc.) as well as about the family in England.  Although a number of probable relatives of Col. William Garrard are named by Mr. des Cognets, he believes the evidence is insufficient to warrant definite conclusions.  We trust he or others will continue the study of the Garrard genealogy.

The Virginia ancestry of Elizabeth Mountjoy, wife of James Garrard, was discussed some years ago by George H.S. King in Tyler’s Quarterly, v. 26, pp. 94-104.  Mr. des Cognets’ through [sic] investigations in the records of the city of Bristol and of Biddestone, Wiltshire, has identified the English ancestry of this family.

Seperate indexes have been prepared for the two sections of the volume.

Copies can be secured from Louis des Cognets, Jr., Box 163, Princeton, N.J.

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