Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 439 of 1,110
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ThISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY. 423
brothers and sisters, with their companions,
have all gone from labor to reward.
Dr. and Mrs. James Garlington were the
parents of twelve children, two of whom died
in infancy. Mary, the eldest, died unmarried;
Susannah; deceased soon after the war, was
the wife of John Akin, and they reared a
large family of children; Lavina married
William Kennedy, resided in Claiborne parish,
Louisania, and both lived to a good old age,
but are now deceased; Samuel, married Sarah
Huckaby, of Mississippi, in 1835; Martha,
whose first husband, John Armstrong, was
killed by being thrown from a horse soon
after their marriage, afterward married
Stephen C., a brother of William Kennedy,
above mentioned; Lydia Ann, the only
surviving sister, married Green Akin, a
brother of John Akin, also referred to, and
the former died in 1891; Stephen W., married
Sarah Weaver, and resided near Monticello,
Arkansas; Joseph married Martha
McDonald, and the latter is deceased, andthe
former resides in south Louisiana; William
married Martha Carson of north Louisiana.
where they afterward resided. He died in
the army from the effects of disease contracted
while in the discharge of his duties.
Moses D. Garlington, the youngest child,
was reared to farm life, and, when arriving
near manhood's years, he taught school, thus
procuring money with which to attend school
at Homer, Louisiana. After securing his
education he engaged as clerk and bookkeeper
at Trenton, same State, where he spent
eighteen years of his life, serving there both
before and after the war. He first discharged
the duties of clerk, then of clerk and bookkeeper
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/439/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.