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Sgt Joseph Daniel Garland
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1843
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1918
Polk County
Arkansas, USA

Joseph enlisted as Private in Company A, 36th Arkansas Infantry on February 10, 1862 at Searcy County, Arkansas. He was appointed Sergeant on January 6, 1863.

From Family Oral History:
Went through the war, a Confederate color bearer, without the mark of a bullet, and though his colors were riddled at Helena, he brought the staff out all right.

Joseph has five brother that served the Confederacy. Their ranks ranged from Private to Captain.

Newspaper Jan 10,1918

Well Known Polk County Passes To Beyond -
Judge J. D. Garland of Acorn Departed This Life Saturday Night. A leader in Community.

Judge J. D. Garland, one of the pioneer residents of the Acorn community departed this life at 8 o'clock Saturday night at the home of his son, J.C. Garland, at Walter Valley farm. Judge Garland, tho advanced in years, had been in uncommonly good health this fall and winter, and even during the day of his death he had in good sprits, the end coming to him almost without warning, being taken with severe pain in the chest just as the family gathered at this supper table and passed away shortly after that.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Owens Chapel cemetery, the services being in charge of the Rev. J.V. Kelley of the M. E. Church, South.

Mr. Garland served with honor in the Confederate Army during the last three years of the war. Mr. and Mrs. Garland came to Polk County about 34 years ago, locating on the place now known as the Walter Valley farm, and continuing to reside there throughout their days. Mr. Garland was not only a pioneer settler of the Acorn community, but was a pioneer in every movement that had for its aim and object the moral, social, spiritual and intellectual uplift of the community. He was the first teacher of the Acorn School, a leader in the neighborhood singings and prayer meetings, the school and the movement for the improvement of agricultural conditions and served one term as county judge.

He was director of the Acorn school district, and had served his township as Justice of the Peace, but even long after he gave up active life along these lines, his influence was a great factor in the develpment of the community.

He was Acorn correspondent for The Star for a long time, using the pseudonym, " American" Hi item always breathed the spirit of optimism and progress, and thru them he was more helpful than he knew to many readers of The Star.

Newspaper Jan 10,1918

Acorn - Acorn School dismissed on Monday to attend the funeral of Grandpa Garland. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Lowery Garland (1807 - 1868)
  Sophronia Richardson Hearn Garland (1812 - 1858)
  Zuritha Anna Parrish Garland (1843 - 1927)
  Jovian Crawley Garland (1873 - 1971)*
  John Crawley Garland (1832 - 1884)*
  William Wirt Garland (1835 - 1908)*
  Isham Green Garland (1837 - 1870)*
  Thomas Lowery Garland (1839 - 1883)*
  Robert Reamey Garland (1841 - 1923)*
  Joseph Daniel Garland (1843 - 1918)
  Sarah Hearn Garland Steed (1847 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Owens Chapel Cemetery
Polk County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: John Nash
Originally Created by: Mary L Broderick
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
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Sgt Joseph Daniel Garland
Added by: Mary L Broderick
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