Mary “Polly” Hagler
Daughter of John and Mary Love Hagler,
and Grand daughter of James Love, Junior

Born ca. 1806, Polly Hagler married first 18 Apr 1825 Adam Garmon. Adam is the son of George Garmon II and his wife Rachel Lollar. George and Rachel were married 12 Dec 1791. In 1848 the following division of slaves identifies Mary Hagler as being then “Mary Garmon:”

Cabarrus County Court October Session 1848
Page 231

Division of the slaves of James Love, Dec’d.

July 24 1848 in pursuance of the 8th item of the
last will and testament of James Love, dec’d,
I George Tucker proceeded to divide the lot of Negroes
therin mentioned to wit:

Lot No. 1 boy Peter to James Hagler valued at ................. $530

Lot No. 2 girl Rachel to Thomas Hagler valued at .............. $550

Lot No. 3 girl Lucinder to Paul Hagler valued at............... $500

Lot No. 4 boy Pleasant to John Hagler valued at. .............. $600

Lot No. 5 boy Spencer to Polly Hagler 
        .....but now Polly Garman valued at...................  $600

Lot No. 6 boy Daniel to Charles Hagler valued at .............. $350

Lot No. 7 boy Enoch to Martha Hagler 
        .....but now Martha Sprinkle valued at ................ $325
Lot No. 8 boy Wesley &girl Eunas to Elizabeth Hagler 
        .......but now Elizabeth Hinson valued at ..............$400

George Tucker, Adm.

The 1850 census index records Adam in Burke County NC. However, upon looking at the record, the index is in error. Adam and Mary appear in 1850 Cabarrus as:

Adam Garman 46 $250 valuation b. Cabarrus
Mary 44 b. Mecklenburg
Elizabeth 18 b. Cabarrus
Mary M. 16
Rachel C 24
Esther M. 10
Sarah M. 2

A loose estate paper filed Jul 1852 records the death of Adam Garmon. The record reads:

“We being duly summoned and sworn as jurors to lay off the one third of the lands and tenements of which the aforesaid Adam Garman died seized and possessed of . . .and Divide and put her the said Mary Garmon widow of the aforesaid Adam Garman decd in possession of the same Viz: Including the mansion house spring and out houses in which the aforesaid Adam Garman dwelt next before his death”

The widow’s dowry also included three tracts laid of land. The first contained four acres of meadow land. The second tract contained 78 acres and adjoined lands owned by Rilla Barba. The third tract adjoined lands owned by White and Howell. It combined with the other two tracts made up a total of 159 acres. Early in the next year, dated 18 Mar 1853, a deed (19-208, Cabarrus County NC) records the division of Adam Garmon’s land among his heirs at law. They are identified as

“ . . . Allen Bost and wife Rachel, John Myers and wife Tilly, John Love and Martha, Aurilla Garman, Elizabeth Garman, Linda Garman, George Garman, Esther Garman, and Sarah Garman.”
By lottery, the heirs drew the following lots:
Lot 1, Aurilla Garmanbeing 43 acres on Anderson’s Creek adjoining the lands of McCany, A. White, & others.
Lot 2, Lunda Garman being 47 acres lying on David’s Creek adjoining lands of Jos. Howell & others.
Lot 3, John Love & wife Martha being 55 ¾ acres lying on David’s Creek and joining lands of McCany, A. White, and W. Bost.
Lot 4, Elizabeth Garman being 55 ¾ acres lying on David’s Creek adjoining the lands of Jos. Howell and W. Bost.
Lot 5, Allen Bost & wife Rachel being 59 ¼ acres lying on David’s Creek adjoining the lands of Jos. Howell and Aurilla Barby.
Lot 6, Jane Garman being 37 ¼ acres lying on Anderson’s Creek adjoining lands of W. Bost.
Lot 7, George Garman being 40 acres on Anderson’s Creek adjoining lands of Wm. Bost and Aurilla Barby.
Lot 8, John Myers and wife Tilly being two tracts, the first was 61 acres on David’s Creek adjoining lands of Aurilla Barby. Also four acres of meadow land on Rocky River adjoining Aurilla Barby lands.
Lot 9, Sarah Garman being 61 acres on Rocky River & David’s Creek adjoining lands owned by Aurilla Barby.


Dated 1 Jan 1857, Mary Garmon “Widow of Adam Garmon” married Frederick Myers. Nathan T. Starnes witnessed the bond foar a marriage officiated by Thos. A. Still, J. P. Living beside William Bost in Cabarrus County, the family appears in the 1860 census as: Frederick Myers 63, Mary 55, Geo. H. Garmon 16, Hester J. 14, Sarah M. 11. Frederick died prior to 1870 as the census for that year lists Mary Myers 63, Hessee 22, and Sarah 20. It appears there were no children born to Frederick and Mary Hagler Garmon Myers.

The children of Adam and Mary Hagler Garman are:

Martha Garman

Indicating she had married by that time, Martha Garman does not appear in the 1850 census with her parents. In her father’s 1852 estate record Martha is identified as the wife of John Love. The son of Charles Cannon and Barbara Long Love, John E. Love and Martha Garman married a year earlier on 29 Jul 1851. Born 28 Aug 1829, Martha Garman Love died 20 Apr 1858 and is buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Union County. The children of John E. and Martha Garmon Love are:
A. Adam A. Love Born 1853.
B. Frances Love Born 1855.
C. Charles C. Love Born 26 Nov 1857, Charles died 28 Sep 1860 and is buried at Zion UMC.

Following the death of his first wife Matha, John E. Love married second ca. 1860 Mary Ann E. Efird in Stanly County NC. She was born 16 Oct 1836 and died 18 May 1895 and is buried at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. The children of John E. and Mary Ann Efird are: a.) James Love b. 1861; b.) Ingram Cephas Love b. 1863; c.) Dewbelle Arrilla Love b. 1866, married first John L. Furr and second 29 Nov 1917 Mumford Parker Love b. 24 Nov 1848 d. 10 Apr 1939 bur. Love’s Chapel UMC; d.) S. Caldwell Love b. 1874, married 21 Jun 1903 Ona Green in Union County.

Aurilla “Lundy” Garman

Born ca. 1828, Lundy married James Green.

Elizabeth Garman

Born ca. 1832, Elizabeth married 1853 Henry Watts
Mary Matilda Garman

Born ca. 1834, “Matilda Garman married 1851 John Myers. Born ca. 1815, John may have been the son of Frederick Myers who is Matilda’s mother’s second husband. John and family are enumerated in 1860 as: John Myers 45, Matilda 30, Julia 12, Mary 10 Adam 5, and Malinda 6/12. John may have enlisted with his brother in laws in CSA Co. B, 7th Reg. NC. Dated 1 Mar 1862 a 40 year old John Myers residing in Cabarrus County enlisted. He was present until on 14 nov 1862 he died in hospital at Richmond VA of “typhoid fever,” “phthisis pulm[onalis]” and “erysipelas.”

Rachel Caroline Garman

Born 1836, Rachel married 1851 Allen Bost. Born ca. 1808, he is the son of _________. Near her mother and Step-father, Rachel and family are enumerated in 1860 as: Allen Bost 52, Carolina R. 30, Martha 18, Allen J. 10, Mary 2, and Catherine 10/12.

Esther Melinda Garman

Born 19 Oct 1841, Esther Garman married 15 Nov 1859 Jesse D. Still. He enlisted 27 Jun 1861 at age 26 in CSA Co. B, 7th Reg. NC. Captured at Jericho Mills VA on 23 May 1864, Jesse was confined at Point Lookout MD until being exchanged on 13 Feb 1865. On 18 Feb 1865 he reported present with a detachment of paroled prisoners at Camp Lee near Richmond VA.

The children of Jesse D. and Esther Garman Still are:

George Henry Garman

Born 1844, George H. Garman enlisted 16 Jul 1861 at age 17. Serving with his brother-in-laws in CSA Co. B, 7th Reg. NC, George was presnt until captured 3 May 1863 at Fredericksburg VA. Paroled and transferred to City Point VA, he was accounted for until being paroled 1 May 1865 in Greensboro NC.


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