The following four pages are from a notebook kept by the late Agness Elrod. 1 1/2 pages have introductory genealogical material about the Catletts and Garretts and the rest of the pages have Garrett Bible inscriptions from the Garrett Daybook.
Some background -- Edward Garrett II first copied information from his mother's Garrett Bible into his own Garrett Bible. (Edward Garrett II is the son of Edward Garrett I and Elizabeth Catlett. Edward Garrett II married Ann West Owsley.) Before he died, Edward Garrett II put all the Bible information in a daybook. His wife, Anna West (Owsley) Garrett, added names of spouses to the daybook. The Garrett Daybook was passed down through several generations. (Current location of the Daybook is unknown.) Agness Elrod copied inscriptions from the Garrett Daybook onto numbered pages of her notebook sixty or more years ago, probably in the 1930s.
The Garrett Daybook inscriptions mention two Garretts who married Bramlett women: William Garrett married Nancy Bramlett and Nicholas Ware Garrett married Sarah Bramlett.
Lawrence C. Holcombe of Liberty, S.C., found and sent Deb Dennis a copy of Agness Elrod's notes and her transcription of Edward Garrett II and Anna West (Owsley) Garrett's Daybook. Deb, in turn, provided it to the Bramblett/Bramlett Information Center. Many thanks to Mr. Holcombe and to Deb.
An exact transcript, verbatim, of what Agness Elrod wrote in her notebook (four pages) is given below (the only things added by Deb Dennis are a few brackets with some page numbers, the bold face type to mark the Bramlett references, and one ellipsis to mark an undecipherable word written under "Edgefield"). She didn't fix any spelling or punctuation. Everything below is from Agness Elrod's notebook exactly as she wrote it....
The compiler has made no attempt to trace the Catlett line but by 1790 one of the Catletts (John Catlett) had settled in Cheraw Dist., S.C. In the early days of Anderson Co SC one of the well known merchants was Pinckney Catlett.
Elizabeth (Catlett) Garrett was probably the daughter of Thomas Catlett of Caroline Co., Va. We find him as a witness to a deed in 1730 of John Garretts grandfather Richard Buchner. Thomas Catlett died in Caroline Co Va in 1739. Two other early Catlett estates there were John Catlett d 1742 & another Thomas Catlett, d 1744.
Edward Garrett I then Sr., died in 1751 between Feb. 1, 1751, and Dec. 20, 1751, when his estate was filed. He left a large family, several sons were under age. By 1757 the son Edward was 24 yrs of age & old enough to administer on the estate. Young Edwards mother Elizabeth (Catlett) Garrett (the widow of Edward Garrett I) married 2nd in Fairfax Co Va before 1755 to Richard Nelson & became the sister-in-law of of Gov. Wm. Nelson of Va. The administration papers of the estate of Edward Garrett I (called then Sr.) show the inventory was taken by Thomas Triplett, John Adams & Edward House.
When the estate of Edward Garrett I was about settled in 1757 Edward II decided to make a home of his own so he courted and married on Feb. 6 1759 Anna West Owsley called Ann the daughter of Thomas Owsley & his wife Ann West, Ann being the daughter of John West of Virginia.
On April 14, 1766 in Loudon Co Va Edward & Ann Garrett sold their land on Goose Creek to Thomas Middleton Jr. The land originally granted to Edward's father Edward on Dec. 27, 1742. (See deed bk E, page 7). The early part of 1766 Edward Garrett with his wife Anna & their five children and with two of Edwards brothers, Thomas & John left Virginia & migrated to 96 District, South Carolina the part that later became Laurens & Abbeville County & Edgefield cos.... To preserve the history of the family in a new country, Edward transcribed from his mothers Bible in Virginia the datesGarrett 
and names of his brothers and sisters. These he he copied in his own Bible, and before he died he copied this data in an old day book which has been handed down from generation to generation in the Edward Garrett family. In addition to the records Edward copied from his mothers Bible, he added the names and birth dates of each of his 16 children. In a different handwriting, supposedly by Edwards wife Anna called Ann, was added the names of those whom the 16 children married.Bible Records
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