Absalom Garlick, Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" identifies Absalom Garlick of West Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania as a gunsmith on the basis of the discovery of an unadorned gun that was made by him. According to the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania", this gun had no engraving or carving, and did not have a patch box.

The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" says that Absalom Garlick's mother was Eve Garlick.

1855: The following sheriff's sale notice from the April 13, 1855 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper puts Absalom Garlick in or near East Providence Township, Bedford County in 1855.

1860: The following notice from the June 22, 1960 issue of the "Bedford Inquirer" newspaper puts Absalom Garlick in or near West Providence Township, Bedford County, in 1860.

1860: The 1860 federal census of West Providence Township, Bedford County enumerates Absalom Garlic as a 50-year-old male silversmith, with real estate valued at $1,000 and personal property valued at $200.00. In his household was Julian Garlick, a 35-year-old female, Esther A. Price, a 7-year-old female, and John Gilburg, a Poland-born 35-year-old male storekeeper with personal property valued at $1,000.

1863: The following notice from the October 30, 1863 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper puts Absalom Garlick in Bedford County in 1863.

1863: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" identifies Absalom Garlick as being a gunsmith and silversmith in Providence Township in 1863.

1863-1876: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" indicates that Absalom Garlick is on the tax rolls of West Providence Township in the 1863 to 1876 timeframe.

1866: The following advertisement from the October 16, 1966 issue of the "Bedford Inquirer" newspaper puts Absalom Garlick's jewelry business at or near Everett (Bloody Run).

1867: As shown below, by the June 14, 1867 issue of the "Bedford Inquirer", the advertisement was slightly simplified.

1869: The following excerpt is from a long list of winners of the October 12, 1869 election that was published in the October 28, 1869 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper. Absalom Garlick was elected as a West Providence Township Inspector.

1870-1873: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900"indicates that Absalom Garlick was a silversmith in West Providence Township in the 1870 to 1873 timeframe, with a value of $646.00.

1876: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" indicates that Absalom Garlick died on December 4, 1876, and reports that his estate was valued at $383.80 and included tools in a shop that were valued at $1.00 and iron valued at $0.50.

1876: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" indicates that the name of Absalom Garlick's wife at the time of his death was Anne.

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