I am a member of the Garland Family Research Association and a descendant of several Revolutionary War veterans on my late father’s side. I am directly descended from Colonel Andrew Hampton, an officer in the Rutherford County militia. Colonel Hampton’s grandson-in-law, William Gutridge Garland, was my grandfather six times removed. I am quoting directly from a GFRA article on the family:
“During the 1780s several Garlands moved to Washington County, NC/Tn. They were Gutdidge, Samuel, Joseph, Elisha, John, Jesse, and Humphrey all related, maybe brothers, half-brothers, or even cousins, or father and sons. John, Elisha, and Humphrey have Revolutionary War records, and all were at the Battle of Brandywine…Humphrey Garland was born in 1749 (Revolutionary War Pension of 1834 has 1732 as his birth date), probably died after 1834, because he was on the 1834 pensoion, maybe in Jonesboro, Washington County, TN. He enlisted in the Colonial Army May 1776 to January 1778 in the North Carolina Line of Taylor’s Company. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine. He applied for his war pension from Jonesboro, TN in 1828.”
– Source Margaret Garland Timbs, GFRA Recording Secretary
William Gutridge Garland himself was not at Brandywine and family accounts have him as a member of the Rowan County militia.
Frank A. Willis