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Descendants of Martin A. Gardner

[We'd like to acknowledge and thank researcher GLORIA FORRESTER for so generously contributing this file to the Cleveland County NC Gardner/Garner website. We wondered what had become of good ole' Martin. As you can see, he and Lydia were quite busy...]

Martin A. Gardner

Husband: Martin A. Gardner

  • Birth: 14 Mar 1814
  • Married: May 1832, Lydia Horne in Rutherford Co NC, USA
  • Death: 7 Feb 1877, Cherokee Co SC, USA
  • Buried: Macedonia Baptist Church
  • Parents: Father-Jeremiah Gardner; Mother-Jain Huston Alexander

Wife: Lydia Horne

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  • Parents: Father-James Horne; Mother-Rachael Cornwell


  1. Alexander Gardner, 1833
  2. Narcissa Gardner, 1835
  3. Thomas Gardner, 1839
  4. Cathrain Gardner, 1841
  5. Lucy Gardner, 1842
  6. Cornelia Gardner, 1843
  7. William Gardner, 1845
  8. Martin Gardner, 1847
  9. Louisa Gardner, 1848
  10. Harrison R. Gardner, 1849
  11. Francis Marian Gardner, 1855

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[Note: Robert Gardner also descends from Martin A. and Lydia Horn Gardner. You will note many similarities in the research contributed by Ms. Forrester and Mr. Bob Gardner but a number of differences as well.  Genealogy, we have come to learn, is NOT an exact science. Any questions or comments about either of these genealogies may be directed to the contributer.]