His wife's name was reportedly Charity, surname unknown.
Jacob's probable children are:
- Patience, b abt 1770 in NC. d ? in Washington County, GA
- Charity, b abt 1776 , d after 1840 in Washington County, GA. Md Asa Jordan.
- Henry, b 1780 in SC, d. 31 Jan 1867 in Washington County, GA. Md Sarah.
- Stephen, b abt 1787 in SC, never married
- Moses, b abt 1787 in SC.
Jacob probably died between 1830 and 1840 and was allegedly buried on his farm.
Recent DNA tests connect Jacob to the Garners/Gardners of Isle of Wight, VA and possibly to the Joseph Garner family of NC. Interestingly, Joseph is known, from his will, to have had a son Jacob, and it would be worth pursuing this connection to see if it is the same person. However, in the Washington County records, there is another Garner - Redick - who was allegedly Jacob's brother, which does not match with what is known of Joseph.
The GA archives indexes show that they show information for Jacob and Redick Garner both, for headright grants. Needs to be checked out.