My husband's family just sent us a family history chart showing his great, great grandfather as William M. Garland b Feb 22, 1846 No. Carolina. One of his children was a Henrietta Garland m. Walter Elam 1879. They had a son Clarance Elam b June 3 1909 Estancia, NM. Not sure if this is the confirmation you were looking for. Hope it helps.