I haven't posted to the list in a very long time, but received an email from someone who was interested in Arkansas Garlingtons, so I thought since I had typed it, I would post it here too. If this information helps, or just rings any bells for anyone, I'd be glad to provide more. I've just listed my immediate links, but there were many brothers and sisters,etc. I would most especially like to know more about my great grandfather Stephen, since my granddad was only 5 years old when he died, he never knew much.
My great great grandfather Jabez Silvester Garlington was born on Garlington Island in North Carolina in 1789. He had a twin named Jordan. Their parents were James S. and Mary S. Garlington.
Jabez served in the War of 1812 in his father's regiment from Camden County, North Carolina. He was a shoe maker.
Jabez married Susan Wright and came to Dallas County, Arkansas, where they showed up in the 1850 census. They are also buried there. One of their sons, Stephen, was my great grandfather. He was also a shoe maker and did
not have to serve in the Civil War, but stayed home and made boots. He too was born in North Carolina but traveled to Arkansas as a young man and married Maria Hasty Fitzpatrick, a widow from Clark County Arkansas. They
were married July 6, 1865. They both died in a flu epidemic in 1885/6 Their youngest son, James Alexander Garlington was my grandfather. He and two of his brothers married three sisters (last name Wright). My father was
James Garlington, Jr. Since Stephen and Maria died while their children were still young, the three brothers married to three sisters were more or less absorbed into the Wright family and most of the Garlingtons from Dallas County, Arkansas are buried in a beautiful old country cemetary called Wright Cemetary in southern Dallas County.
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