Garner, Simon, Sr.
Simon was the father of Robert Garner. He and his wife escaped with Robert's family in 1856. They were located in Cincinnati by a posse, and forcefully returned to enslavement.
Robert was the husband of Margaret Garner. He and Margaret, along with their children and Robert's parents, all attempted to escape enslavement in 1856. They were discovered in Cincinnati by a posse, and forcefully returned to their slaveholders.
Garner, Mary 
Mary was the mother of Robert Garner. She and her husband escaped with Robert's family in 1856. They were located in Cincinnati by a posse, and forcefully returned to enslavement.
A man, woman and child escaped from Wilson Harper of Boone County (Elijah, Arelda and Spencer). The enslaved man was the son of a free man in Cincinnati named Keyte (Joseph Kite). Harper agreed to sell the family to Keyte, with his property in Cincinnati as collateral, a case was brought before the courts when the mortgage was due yet unpaid, in 1851. Harper was ultimately awarded the property and the enslaved people remained free.; In January 1856, Freedom seeker Margaret Garner and her family sought refuge in Kite's home in Cincinnati after escaping from Boone County, Kentucky. Soon after arriving, the freedom seekers were captured and one of Garner's children was killed by her in an act of resistance against their enslavement. Elijah Kite, who may have been a cousin of Margaret Garner, was accused of turning the family in to her slave holder Archibald Gaines and a posse. Alternately, Kite is named as a friend of the family who assisted the Garners during their attempt to escape enslavement.
Thomas was sold south, along with the rest of the Garner family, following their recapture in January 1856. He appears on the 1870 Census in Franklin County, Tennessee working as a laborer.
Samuel was sold south, along with the rest of the Garner family, following their recapture in January 1856. He appears on the 1870 Census in Madison Parish, Louisiana working as a farm laborer. In 1880, he and his family were living in Issaquena County, Mississippi.
The Garner family was sold south following their recapture in January 1856, traveling downriver by steamboat. During the journey, Priscilla drowned in a steamboat collision.
Garner, Mary 
Mary was killed by her mother during the attempted escape and subsequent recapture of the Garner family in January 1856.
In 1856 Margaret, along with her husband, their children and her husband's parents, fled enslavement. A posse located them in hiding in Cincinnati. Before they could be recaptured, Margaret killed her two-year-old daughter, Mary, and tried to kill her other three children as well, rather than have them returned to enslavement. A lengthy court battle ensued, but the group was returned to their slaveholders, and Margaret and the children were sold south.