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Re: Garlingtons, Late 1800s, Alabama
Posted by: Ray Date: August 14, 2000 at 10:47:27
In Reply to: Garlingtons, Late 1800s, Alabama by Kyle Davis of 236

Wasn't one of the daughters Bessie Garlington who married George Robert Rodgers? They had a daughter Catherine born in 1916. She was the author of a novel, "The Towers Inheritance," published in 1958.
George Robert Rodgers and his brother were well known carpenters in the Camp Hill-Lafayette area, and I believe it was their father or grandfather who was really pretty famous as a builder/carpenter in east Alabama. George R. and his brother built their own two houses around the turn of the century next door to one another on the main street in Camp Hill, about a block from Lyman Ward Military School. Catherine Rodgers McLain inherited her father's house, which was on the corner of Lafayette Highway and Rodgers Street, beside the train tracks and the end of the main street through the old business district. Her uncle had hung himself in the house nextdoor (during the Depression, if I recall the story correctly) by suspending a rope from a rafter and then jumping out of the attic. Catherine had a portrait of him hanging in her front parlor. Catherine had a half-sister but no one else around Camp Hill but Rodgers cousins. The last I heard, she was in a nursing home, so I don't know of anyone in that family who could help you.


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