- Harry M. Ward
Garrard, James (14 January 1749–19 January 1822), governor and minister, was born in Stafford County, Virginia, the son of William Garrard, a moderately wealthy planter and militia colonel, and Mary Naughty. The Garrards descended from French Huguenots. James was probably educated in one of the local schools of the Fredericksburg–Stafford County area. He learned surveying and was an active member of a “Regular” Baptist church. He assisted his father in farming. In 1769 Garrard married Elizabeth Mountjoy; they had twelve children, three of whom died in infancy....