The Garlands

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Date: 1770 to 1950
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahomamap
Surnames/tags: Garland Beller
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Three resources created by members of the Garland Family of Choctaw. Interestingly, each builds upon the other, and presents the information in different formats: traditional genealogy reports, typed notes, and narrative.

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The Garlands

  • complied by Sheila Jones Carr Crutchfield
  • published by the author, Oklahoma City, OK, ca 2005.

A traditional bound narrative history of the Garland family of Choctaw beginning with Scotsman James Garland and his joining with the Choctaw people about 1775. The text introduces the descendants of James Garland and his Choctaw wife Hushi Yukpa (Happy Bird), including Puhsmataha, Peter P. Pitchlynn and William Greenwood Garland. Also included are the events surrounding the Beller family (married into the Garland family) and the tragedy of the the Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857. Bibliography not provided, but most sources loosely attributed, including the two works below.

Hello Choctaw, Meet Your Cousins

  • complied by Thomas R. Smith, Barbara Garland, and Sue Ogle Grimsley
  • published by the author(s) and TEESMITH INC., 1995, Ventura, CA

A spiral bound report style compilation, contains Family Group Sheets, Trees, Charts and Reports generated from information from the "History of the Garland Family of Choctaws" (unpublished manuscript), complied and transcribed by Raymond Garland in 1977, and June Hardy Garland's genealogy of 1992, used as needed to fill in the data.

History of the Garland Family of Choctaws

  • compiled by Raymond Garland and provided to family December 1977

An unpublished 8.5 by 14 loose leaf report of the Garland family of Choctaws, primarily to establish a history beginning with the first recorded appearance in the late 1700s. Secondarily to present a condensed origin story for the younger generations to enjoy. Source material includes:

  • Efforts by Willie (Garland) Prentice, sister to Raymond Garland, visiting cemeteries
  • Author visits to Garlandville, Jasper County, MS where John Garland established this line
  • Hand-written notes from the files of James Clinton Garland
  • Personal knowledge of the author beginning ca 1903

How to Link to this Page:

* [[Space:The_Garlands|Garland Family of Choctaw]]
* Sheila Jones Carr Crutchfield, [[Space:The_Garlands#The Garlands|The Garlands]], Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2005.
* Smith, Thomas R, et al. [[Space:The_Garlands#Hello Choctaw, Meet Your Cousins|Hello Choctaw, Meet Your Cousins]]. TEESMITH INC., 1995.
* Raymond Garland, [[Space:The_Garlands#History of the Garland Family of Choctaws|History of the Garland Family of Choctaws]], unpublished manuscript, 1977.


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My step pawpaw Robert Garland who passed away in 2019 descends from this line.
posted by Kyra King
Hello! I am new here. My great grand mother is Louviana Garland Cook. Her father was Judge William Greenwood Garland and his father was Judge Joseph Gent Garland of the Choctaw Nation. Any further history about my Indian heritage would be greatly appreciated. <3
posted by Amy Kraemer
Feel free to ask questions about our Choctaw family using 'send private message' and I’ll be happy to assist!
posted by Ronald Prentice