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Richard Elliott GARLAND
Sylvia SCOTT
Husband:  Richard Elliott GARLAND
Birth:  22 May 1829, Poland, Cumberland Co., ME
Death:  20 Apr 1893, Quincy, Plumas Co., CA
Occupation:  gold miner, keeper of livery stable, mail agent
Father:  Benjamin GARLAND (1799-1850) of ME
Mother:  Hope STEVENS (1802-1883) of ME

Assuming secondary sources are correct regarding the identity of our subject's parents, then it does appear Richard was born in ME, not MA.

Marriage:  24 Feb 1869
Wife:  Sylvia / Silvia "Silvie" SCOTT
Birth:  Mar 1849, NJ probably Van Vorst Twp., Hudson Co., NJ
Death apparently:  1910-20, Quincy, Plumas Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 1900-1906, Marcus Stein LIGHT
Father:  John SCOTT, b. 1819/20, Sweden
Mother:  Catherine __?__, b. Aug 1823, Prussia
Children born in Quincy, Plumas Twp., Plumas Co., CA:
1.  Benjamin Quincy GARLAND, b. Jan 1870; d. by 1880
2.  Silvia / Sylvia "Silvie" GARLAND, b. 29 Aug 1871; d. 7 Nov 1948, Yuba Co., CA; m. Leonard Oscar GARNER (1870-1935)
3.  Roy E. GARLAND, b. 1 Jun 1873; m. 1905, [Charlotte/Charlotta] Lotta V. "Lottie" MULLEN (1878- )
4.  (Child) GARLAND; died young
5.  (Child) GARLAND; died young
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Pruessen; SWE, SE; USA, US, United States, California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey

Sources:

1.  Blaine R. Bake, ed.  1996.  Marriage Index: AZ, CA, ID, NV, 1850-1951.  (Broderbund CD-225):  not found.

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Benjamin GARLAND (æ 30-40) is living in Poland, Cumberland Co., ME (p. 233), with his family.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Benjn GARLAND (æ 40-50) is living in Poland, Cumberland Co., ME (p. 262B), with his family.

4a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Benjamin GARLAND (æ 50, b. ME) and his wife, Hope (æ 48, b. ME), are living in Poland, Cumberland Co., ME (p. 42A).

4b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 86):  Butte Co., CA, Roll M432_33, p. 15A, 23/23, enumerated 16 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Richd E Garland 22 M W Miner   Mass
One of 21 young, single men boarding together in a mining camp, among many other such groups of men.  It's likelly that Richard is fibbing about his age to be legally adult.

4c.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Silvie SCOTT (æ 1, b. NJ) is living in Van Vorst Twp., Hudson Co., NJ, with her parents, John SCOTT (æ 30, b. Sweden; seaman) & Catharine (æ 26, b. Germany).

5a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 5):  Quincy P.O., Quincy, Plumas Co., CA, Roll M653_62, p. 915, PN 17, 289/289, enumerated 17 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Richard Garland 29 M   Livery Stable Keep 2500 2000 Massachusetts

5b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Sylva SCOTT (æ 11, b. NJ) is living in Foster's Bar Twp., Yuba Co., CA (p. 824), with her parents, John SCOTT (æ 34, b. MD; farmer) & Catharine (æ 33, b. Prussia), plus siblings.

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 16):  Quincy P.O., Plumas Twp., Plumas Co., CA, Roll M593_77, p. 28B, PN 6, 66/69, enumerated 9 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 19
66 69 Garland Richard 39 M W Mail Agent 500 2500 Massachusetts   /
            Silva 21 F W Keeping House     New Jersey    
            Benj Quincy 5/12 M W       California Jan  

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 9):  Town of Quincy, Plumas Twp., Plumas Co., CA, Roll 70, p. 405C, PN 7, SD 3, ED 81, enumerated 2 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
54 54 Garland Richard E W M 50     / Miner   Maine Me Me
    _______ Silvia W F 30 Wife   / Keeping house   N Jersey Sweden Prussia
    _______ Silvia W F  8 Dau /   attends school / Cala Maine N J
    _______ Roy E W M  7 Son /   at home / Cala Me N J

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 18):  Plumas Twp., Plumas Co., CA, Roll 96, p. 50A, SN 7, SD 3, ED 102, enumerated 27-29 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
174 178 Garland Silvia Head W F Mar 1849 51 Wd 2 2 NJ SWE GER       Y Y Y O F H
    Light Marcus S Boarder W M Jul 1848 51 Wd     PA PA PA Blacksmith 0   Y Y Y      
    _____ William B Boarder W M Jun 1881 18 S     CA PA VT Blacksmith 0   Y Y Y      
    _____ Dela E Boarder W F Mar 1888 12 S     CA PA VT At School   6 Y Y Y      

10.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 26):  Plumas Twp., Plumas Co., CA, Roll T624_91, p. 67, SN 19A, SD 1, ED 79, enumerated 11 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
176 187 Light Sylvia Head F W 61 Wd2 41 5 2 New Jersey Germany Germany Eng Boarders Home OA N 0 Y Y O H
    _____ William B Son M W 29 S       California Pennsylvania New Jersey Eng Blacksmith Shop W N 0 Y Y    
Sylvia's father was born in Sweden.  William is Sylvia's stepson, not her son, and his mother was born in Vermont.

11.  "Death/Obituary Index, 1892-1899."  Plumas National Bulletin (Quincy, CA), p. 3, col. 4 (online at the Lahontan Images web site; Tim I. Purdy, webmaster): 
Garland, Richard Elliott - 20 April 1893

12.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth Date Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place
(County)
Death Date SSN Age Post-em
Placed
GARNER Silvie   08/29/1871 SCOTT GARLAND F CA Yuba 11/07/1948   77 Yes

13.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

14.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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