Garland, Nicholas A.

Born: 1806-02-23 Virginia

Died: 1874-01-04 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1832-1874 Springfield, Illinois

Garland married Mary Phillips in Virginia in 1827. Two years later, he moved his young family and eight slaves inherited from his father to Missouri. Shortly after his arrival in Missouri, he arranged for the freedom of his slaves and moved to Springfield, Illinois, in 1832. He opened a dry-goods store and was active in a number of Springfield organizations, including the Springfield Temperance Society and the Sangamon County Colonization Society. After Mary's death in 1844, Garland remarried to married Rhoda Stringfield in 1849. Garland was a Whig in politics and served as Springfield assessor and collector during the 1840s. Rhoda Garland died in 1852, and Garland remarried to Lucy S. (Burr) McDaniel in 1853.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 324-25; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 8 September 1832, 3:2; 2 March 1833, 3:3; 31 August 1833, 3:2; 21 March 1844, 2:5; 29 May 1845, 2:1; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 22 March 1849, 28 July 1853, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.