Father: Hodge Rayburn Garland
Born 10 June 1810.
Son of David Garland and Sarah Garland.
Named for Hodge Rayburn, a prominent local politician who was at one time sheriff of Burke County.
Married about 1841.
Served as a private in Company B, 58th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.). Enlisted at Rock Creek, Mitchell County, North Carolina, 17 May 1862. Mustered in 16 June 1862 at Bakersville. He was 5'11" tall.
Died 30 January 1863 at Jacksboro, Tennessee. According to family tradition he died of "brain fever." According to family tradition, family members went to Tennessee to bring the body home, and on the return journey they were refused shelter by Union (Republican) sympathizers; for that reason, they became staunch Democrats.
Second wife: Nancy Baker.
Mother: Annie Byrd
Born 25 October 1814.
Daughter of Rev. Samuel Byrd of Jacks Creek in Yancey County, North Carolina.
Died 27 November 1840.
Buried at the Byrd Cemetery at Fores, Mitchell County, North Carolina.
#1: Mary Susannah ("Polly") Garland
Born 24 October 1833.
Died 13 December 1849.
Buried at the Byrd Cemetery, Forbes, Mitchell County, North Carolina.
#2: Achsah M. ("Axie") Garland
Born 4 September 1835.
Married, about 1851, William Albert ("Old Bert") Peterson.
22 May 1923.
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