Stephen Garrison, Revolutionary War Soldier

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Stephen Garrison was born in Virginia in 1757 and died March 20, 1841, in Walker County, Alabama. In 1820, Stephen is found in the census of Saint Clair County, AL. He served as a patriot in the American Revolution, drew a pension for his service, and died in Walker County in 1841, which is now known as Winston County. He served in Captain Anthony Sharp's 4th North Carolina Regiment. He is buried in the Bankhead National Forest, Payne - Garrison Cemetery. Buried here are also Matthew Payne, his wife Millie Cooper Payne, and son John B. Payne. Stephen lived and raised his family in the area where he is buried. By 1840, Stephen was living in the household of his son, Silas Sr. He left no widow when he died in 1841. Frank Walker and Nathan Pearson, both Winston County historians from Double Springs, aided by several others, were responsible for obtaining the official army monuments and erecting them at the grave- sites with the help of Winston County officials.