biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
I. A. GARRETT, a farmer and stock-raiser, residing on section 13, Harrison Township, was born in McDonough County, Ill., Feb. 27, 1846 , and is the son of Coleman and Mildred (Willie) Garrett. Our subject removed from Illinois to Mahaska County, Iowa, in 1873, and was married to Mary L. Ross, a daughter of Denison and Elizabeth (Adams) Ross. She is a native of Ohio, born in 1835. Her father was a native of Delaware, and her mother of Ohio. To them have been born two children-Theressa M. and Cora B. Mr. Garrett enlisted in Co. C, 30th Ill. Vol. Inf., under command of Capt. Adair, in October, 1864, and was captured at Kingston, N. C., before reaching his command. He was taken at once to Libby Prison, at Richmond, Va., where he was kept for eighteen days, when he was exchanged and sent to Springfield, Ill., whence he was sent home on a thirty days' furlough, but was shortly afterward mustered out of service and remained at home. Mr. Garrett owns 160 acres of land, all in a high state of cultivation, the improvements being first class, and in his business of general farming and stock-raising is successful and prosperous. He is a man of excellent judgment, a good manager, a social, pleasant gentleman, and an estimable citizen. Politically he is a Republican.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy