I am researching family history (aren't we all?) and have hit a loose end in a lady whom I remember as an elderly "aunt" who was involved in the raising of my mother, Zelma Blackman (Smith) in Jackson Georgia in the 1920's and 30's.
This "aunt's" name was Grace Garlington.Her last residence was in Jackson, Butts County, GA.She was born 5 Sep 1901 and died Nov 1982.I do not know where she is buried except that it is a short drive from Jackson Georgia.I'm going on young childhood memories here.
In the 1920 Census, a lady by the name of Georgia Blackman at age 74 was the "head of household" of a family in Milner (Pike County) Georgia that included a young Grace Garlington listed as Georgia Blackman's granddaughter.
This implies that Georgia Blackman had a daughter who married an unidentified Garlington and they produced Grace and possibly other offspring as well.Something probably happened to the father (possibly killed in WW1) and Georgia raised Grace.
If it helps, Georgia Blackman's maiden name was Georgia Ann Cauthen.She married John T. Blackman in Spalding County Georgia in 1860.
That's about all I know, except that Grace had a brother (I think) named Glen or Glenn, who worked for the railroad in the Griffin Georgia area.
If anyone has information on Grace Garlington or her relatives I would be happy to know more about these lost family members.