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
Sarah Burton
Marriage: 18 March 1779
Elizabeth Garland
Sarah Garland
Mary Garland
Robert C Garland
Judith Garland
William Christopher Garland
Mildred B Garland

Spouse and Children

18 March 1779
Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States


    Elizabeth Garland


    Robert C Garland


    Judith Garland


    Sarah Garland


    William Christopher Garland


+2 More Children

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+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.

Age 22

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

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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