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1 He died in the latter half of the year 1805.
2 As a means of supporting herself and family after Joseph Garrison's death, she appears to have practised the art of a midwife for more than thirty years—‘by night and by day, for they will have her out’ (Ms. Sept. 16, 1815, Sarah Perley).
3 In the church records of the parish of Byfield, Newbury, Mass., this entry is found among the baptisms: ‘Hannah. Daut'r of Joseph Garrison of St. John's River in Nova Scotia but his wife a member of ye Chh here with her Child June 15, 1766.’ The last sentence, if punctuated thus, as it doubtless should be—‘but his wife, a member of the church, here with her child’—is evidence of a visit of Mary Garrison to her old home at the date mentioned.
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