Garlington Family Genealogy Forum
On page 585-587, THE GARLINGTON FAMILY, Thesta Kennedy Scogland discusses Christopher GARLINGTON, Jr. (VI) and his wife, Hanna (Adams) GARLINGTON. On page 586, 3rd paragraph, Ms. Scogland mentions that "Hannah's name seemed to be written as Joannah." with reference to a land deed.
I have located land conveyance data (not cited in THE GARLINGTON FAMILY) from Attala County, MS from June 3, 1852 in which "Christopher Garlington and Joanna Garlington, his wife" are involved in a land sale in Attala County, MS. The information I reference is found on page 337, Deed Book A, Attala County Chancery Clerk's Office.
Considering the dates, names and location of this sale, it appears that the "Christopher GARLINGTON and Joanna GARLINGTON" named in this Attala County land sale may well be Christopher GARLINGTON (VI) and his wife Hanna (Adams) GARLINGTON who appear on pages 585-587. In emails I have received over the years, other GARLINGTON researchers have suggested that "Hanna" was a nickname or familiar version of "Joanna" and Christopher GARLINGTON's (VI)wife was known by both names.
Your reactions and opinions on this possibility would be very much appreciated.