Christopher Garland

24 May 1753–20 January 1812 (Age 58)
Gloucester, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Garland was born on 24 May 1753, in Gloucester, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Garland, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Pryor, was 28. He married Sarah Burton on 18 March 1779, in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States in 1810. He died on 20 January 1812, in Gloucester, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Garland
1753–1812
Sarah Burton
1758–1803
Marriage: 18 March 1779
Elizabeth Garland
1780–1810
Sarah Garland
1783–1832
Mary Garland
1793–1832
Robert C Garland
1781–1783
Judith Garland
1782–1828
William Christopher Garland
1785–1810
Mildred B Garland
1795–1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 March 1779
Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    Elizabeth Garland

    Female1780–1810Female

    Robert C Garland

    Male1781–1783Male

    Judith Garland

    Female1782–1828Female

    Sarah Garland

    Female1783–1832Female

    William Christopher Garland

    Male1785–1810Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 5

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1775

Age 22

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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 (2)

  • Christopher Garland, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Christopher Garland in entry for Joseph Garland, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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