William Garlington

1734–
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Garlington was born in 1734, in Virginia, United States, his father, Christopher Garlington III, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Conway, was 30. He died in Martin, North Carolina, United States.

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William Garlington
1734–
Anne Sylvester Kentwell

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1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 24

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.
1776

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 42

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Lancashire, where the surname is most frequent.

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

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  • Information found by Edna M Shannonhouse in a book called The Garlington Family by Testa Kennedy Scogland

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