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Victoria Garland


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At a Glance

Victoria Garland's father, John T. Garland, was listed as a patron in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51 [1] [2].


Victoria Garland was evidently the daughter of John T. Garland, Caswell County, NC. Victoria is listed in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51 [1] and probably attended the school in 1850 or 1851. No other mention of her has yet been found.

Possible relatives include Glenn Garland and Thomas Garland. Glenn Garland of Milton, NC is listed as a student at the nearby Caldwell Institute in its 1848-1849 catalogue, printed by Dennis Heartt in 1849, and it seems probable that he may have been a brother of Victoria, and that the Dr. John T. Garland family lived at Milton, NC. Thomas Garland of Milton, NC (b. 1828, d. 1869) is listed in the 1924 Alumni History of the University of North Carolina (p. 214) as having been a University of North Carolina student, 1845-47.

Victoria's mother, Christina Isabella Glenn, was herself an educated woman. According to an article entitled,  "The Original Bloomsburg-1797,"  published in the Record-Advertiser,  "Christina [Glenn Garland] was educated at Salem Academy NC, was married to John Tabb Garland, M.D. of Fairview, Milton, North Carolina and later of Longwood, Caswell County.

In October 1855, Victoria married Colin Neblett, son of Dr. Sterling Neblett, [Sr.], Sr., and Ann S. Macfarland. When the Civil War started in May 1861, Colin joined the C.S.A as a lieutenant. In June 1862, Colin returned home to his family and farm.

By 1870 the family included two girls and two boys. They lived at Lochleven, VA. On March 5, 1906, Colin died. Though Victoria was still alive in 1910 and living with her son and his family, she apparently died before the United States Census of 1920 was taken [2].

Biographical Data

Important Dates

Victoria Garland was born c. 1836. She died c. 1911.

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  1. Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51.
  2. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
  3. Kenneth H. Cook,  "The Original Bloomsberg -- 1797,"  The Record-Advertiser, June 15, 1972.