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Last known owner, Robert A. Garner, Brownsburg, Indiana. Information in parentheses did not appear in the Bible but was supplied by Irene Garner of Crawfordsville.



Michael D. Garner born in Shannondale, Indiana (Montgomery County) June 26, 1856. Died Jan 24, 1918, buried in Shannondale. He married Louisa (Lou) Spry Oct. 18, 1894. She was born in New Ross, Indiana Sept 16, 1868 and died Sept. 20, 1940.

Albert J.T. Garner born in Shannondale Oct 20, 1896 and died Oct 12 (13) 1973 at Zionsville, Indiana (Boone Co).

R. Villa (Arvilla) Garner born in Shannondale Dec 23, 1900, died June 29, 1919.

Dorothy Mae Garner b. in Shannondale AUg 6, 1907, died Jan 17, 1961. She married _____ Jacobs, buried Shannondale Cemetery.


(Albert Garner's mother's family)

James Spry b. Sterling, Ky March 8, 1842, died Jan 14, 1926, married Priscilla Lewis 1862. She was b. at New Ross Nov 2, 1842, buried Shannondale Cem, died at Yountsville.

They had 8 children:

George Spray b Feb 23, 1864 Co C 135th Ind

Charles Spry b. Dec 13, 1866

Louisa Spry Garner b. Sept 16, 1868

Infant b. March 1870, d.

Mary ((Mollie) Ellen Spry b. Nov 26, 1873 married a Darrough

Elizabeth Spry b. July 5, 1875 married a Harman.

Merty Bell Spry (Myrtle) b. Nov 16, 1877, d. May 16, 1959, buried May 18, married Bert Cox who died Oct 2, 1960.

Henrietta Spry, b. June 11, 1881 d. Sept 22, 1965, m. Isaiah Busenbark Nov 15, 1905. He died Aug 20, 1957.


Albert Garner's marriages (1st name unknown was annulled or divorced)

2nd - Ethel Klingensmith Sept 17, 1938. She died Jan 29, 1963 (?) in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Buried Eagle Creek Cemetery, e. of Zionsville. age 73 - probably born about 1890.

3rd - Mrs. Ruth _______ who survived him. No children by any of these marriages.


(Brother?) Elihu Klingensmith d. June 1, 1939

(Sister?) Erda Klingensmith d. Nov 5, 1940.

Neldo Klingensmith, 76 years old, of New Augusta, Indiana died Tuesday, Dec 14, 1948, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, buried Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Survivors: two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shelburne, Lebanon; Mrs. Charles Dobson, New Augusta, a brother, Oliver Klingensmith, Chicago and a foster son, Stanley Campbell, Indianapolis.


The following Garner family information was NOT in the bible, but furnished by Irene Garner.

Theophilus Garner b. Aug 15, 1766 d. March 22, 1827, probably married about 1803 Sarah Sutherland b. April 11, 1781 d. March 13, 1842. Their known chidlren were: Ann M; Matilda; William G Garner (who puchased 80 acres in Montgomery Co, Indiana June 15, 1831); Mary m; Walter L; Joseph H; Theophilus, Jr.; Elias C; Catherine W.

William G. Garner b. May 25, 1809, d. Nov 20, 1875, m. about 1828 Mary THRELKELD. She was known as Dollie and was b. Dec 10, 1805 d. Sept 19, 1878. Both buried Shannondale Cem. They came to Indiana from Ky. Their children were: Thomas; Sarah Jane (m. Thomas Roberts); Rebecca Ann (m. Ed Bowman); Elias (m. Susan M. McIntire); Daniel Theophilus (m. ? Higgs); Anway; George (m. Mary Threlkeld); Jemima C; Mary Nancy (m. Walter Ransdall); William Henry.

Thomas Garner m. 1st Martha E ?. Then Elizabeth A ? he had about 12 children; only five growing to maturity -- Michael; Leine; Sadie; Docie and Ida.

Thomas Garner was b. July 18, 1829, d. Aug 10, 1910, buried Shannondale Cem. He married Martha E.? One of their children, Michael D. Garner m. Louisa (Lou) Spry.

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