Hodge Rayburn Garland

7 June 1810–31 January 1863 (Age 52)
Mitchell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hodge Rayburn

When Hodge Rayburn Garland was born on 7 June 1810, in Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, his father, David Garland, was 30 and his mother, Sarah H Garland, was 32. He married Nancy Wiseman Baker about 1833, in Burke, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Yancey, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 January 1863, at the age of 52, and was buried in Byrd Cemetery, Red Hill, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hodge Rayburn Garland
Nancy Wiseman Baker
Marriage: about 1833
Lydia Garland
Clarissa Garland
Nancy Garland
Susan Catherine Garland
David N. Garland
Sarafina Garland
Charles Wesley Garland
Martha C. Garland

Spouse and Children

about 1833
Burke, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English:1. metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin. 2. habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ ( see Gore ) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • H R Garland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hodge R Garland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rayburn Garland in entry for Charles Wesley Garland, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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