Eliza Ann Garoutte (daughter of Michael Garoutte and Sophia Smith) was born July 21, 1802 in Burlington County, New Jersey, and died November 22, 1869 in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, TN. She married Charles Lovett on May 04, 1826 in New Jersey.
Notes for Eliza Ann Garoutte:
ELIZA GAROUTTE, 13th child of Michael Garoutte and Sophia Smith Garoutte,born July 21, 1802 in Burlington County, New Jersey, died Nov. 22, 1869. Internment at Mt. Tabor Cemetery [see notes below on BETHIA GAROUTTE, the 4th child of Michael and Sophia Smith Garoutte] Greene County, Tenn.; married Charles Lovett May 4, 1826 in New Jersey, and the family lived there until they moved to Tennessee. Charles Lovett was born Dec. 4, 1803 in Burlington County, New Jersey, and died June 3, 1872. Internment at Mt. Tabor Cemetary, Greene County, Tennessee.Charles Lovett served in the Civil War. He enlisted at Chimney Top Mountain, Greene County, Tenn., Nov. 1881 in Company 'I' Commanded by Captain A. Hammond in the 1st Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry, Commanded by Robert Johnson. He was given an honorable discharge Apr. 10, 1863 by reason of physical disability caused by a gunshot wound and old age. He was a brick mason by trade and a farmer. (The information on Charles Lovett's service record are from the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C. 20408).
Bethia Garoutte (daughter of Michael Garoutte and Sophia Smith) was born October 20, 1786 in New Jersey, and died about 1855. She married Archibald McAfee.
Notes for Bethia Garoutte:
BETHIA GAROUTTE, the 4th child of Michael and Sophia Smith Garoutte, was born in New Jersey Oct. 20, 1786, died between 1850/60, buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Geene Co., Tenn.; m. Dec. 10, 1806 Pleasant Mills, New Jersey, Archibald McAfee, b. 1783 in Penn., died 1865, buried Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Green Co., Tenn. It is thought that Archibald McAfee went to N.J. to seek employment at the Batsto Iron Works, which was located near Pleasant Mills. Their marriage and the names of their first three children - Elizabeth, Sophia and Mary Magdelene - were recorded in Michael Garoutte's Bible. He also wrote that, after his wife's death, he went to live with the McAfee's Aug, 23, 1818 and on Oct. 29, 1818 he, the family of McAfee's and Samuel Garoutte arrived at the home of John and Sophia Sevier in Green Co., Tenn. A deed recorded in the Greene Co. Court house, states that Archibald McAfee bought 275 acres of land April 13, 1825 from John Sevier, paying $457.00 cash. Archibald continued his occupation as blacksmith and established the Camp Creek Iron Works. The McAfee home was located in a valley at the foothills of the Unaka Mountains near a large spring. Bethia Garoutte McAfee has been remembered through generations is being very religious.She and her husband gave the land where the McAfee church and Cemetery is located. This log structure was destroyed by a wind storm. The present church located on this property is Mt. Tabor Methodist (M.E.) Church. The first grave in this cemetery was a daughter of the McAfee's. During an illness she had requested that she be buried on a hillside near a woodland where she had so often heard the song of a dove. Archibald, Bethia and many of their descendents are buried in this cemetery, also Bethias' sister Eliza Ann Garoutte Lovett and her husband Charles Lovett. Sophia, Bethia and Eliza, the daughters of Michael Garoutte have many descendents in East Tenn.