Abraham Ellison Garrett

Abraham Ellison Garrett (March 6, 1830 – February 14, 1907) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee.

Abraham Ellison Garrett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byWilliam B. Stokes
Succeeded byWilliam Crutchfield
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1830-03-06)March 6, 1830
Overton County, Tennessee
DiedFebruary 14, 1907(1907-02-14) (aged 76)
Carthage, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Adelicia Taylor Hayes Garrett (1841 - 1927) Louisa Greer Garrett (1835 - 1877)
ChildrenAddison Mcdonald Garrett

Ellison Mcdonald Garrett

Addie Mcdonald Garrett

Issac Greer Garrett

Sarah Garrett

Augusta E. Garrett

Stephen Garrett

Clarence Garrett

Belle Garrett

Louisa Garrett
Alma materPoplar Springs College, Kentucky





Garrett was born near Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee, on March 6, 1830, son of Stephen and Sarah Flowers Garrett. He attended the public schools and Poplar Springs College, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Livingston, Tennessee. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.[1] He married Adelicia Taylor Hayes and had 3 children, Addison Mcdonald, Ellison Mcdonald, and Addie Mcdonald. His second wife was Louisa Greer and with her he had 7 children, Issac Greer, Sarah, Augusta E., Stephen, Clarence, Belle, and Louisa.[2]

Military serviceEdit

Garrett served as a lieutenant colonel of the First Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry, in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Garret served in the 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, U.S.A. Recruiting for this regiment was begun October 1863, and two companies had been mustered into service by the end of 1863; other companies were added during 1864, the last one on November 30, 1864. Garrett was promoted from major to lieutenant colonel on March 18, 1864. The companies were organized at Nashville and at Carthage, and did duty in the District of Middle Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, until April 1865, when the regiment was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Subdistrict, District of Middle Tennessee.

Political careerEdit

Garrett was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865. He served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1865 and 1866. Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress, he served from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1873.[3] An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872, he then resumed the practice of law in Carthage, Tennessee.


Garrett died on February 14, 1907 (age 76 years, 345 days) and is interred at Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, Tennessee.[4]


  1. ^ "Abraham Ellison Garrett". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Abraham Ellison Garrett". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Abraham Ellison Garrett". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Abraham Ellison Garrett". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 April 2013.

External linksEdit

United States Congress. "GARRETT, Abraham Ellison (id: G000079)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by