Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JASPER GARLAND is one of the large stockmen of Douglas county.  He is an exemplification of what grit and determination can do, as will be seen by reviewing his career.
     Jasper Garland was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, on April 19, 1847.  His father, Hambleton Garland, was a native of North Carolina and married Miss Jane McNease, a native of Tennessee.  Our subject was educated in the common schools of his native county and there remained until 1866, when he journeyed west to Texas and dwelt in Henderson and Kaufman counties of that state, for fifteen years.  Then he removed to Colorado and Utah and for two years did contract work on the construction of the Rio Grande & Denver railroad.  Following that, Mr. Garland settled in Gilliam county, Oregon and devoted himself to ranching and stock raising.  In 1888, he took a large band of sheep on shares and the following year moved his sheep and other stock to Douglas county and made settlement in the vicinity of Moses Lake.  Adverse circumstances accompanied his trip, while inclement weather and other things continued, until Mr. Garland had not a head left.  Not being made of the stuff, however, that gives way to discouragement, he immediately hired out for a sheep herder for T. J. Ferguson and for five years did that most tiresome and arduous work.  He saved his money and bought a band of sheep for himself and now has over six thousand of these profitable animals.  In addition, Mr. Garland owns three quarter sections of fine land, five miles west of Coulee City, where he makes his headquarters.  He has a good range and his sheep are the Merino breed.  His markets are Seattle and Spokane.  In addition to sheep, Mr. Garland has a fine band of horses and some cattle.
     The marriage of Mr. Garland and Miss Eveline Holbrook occurred in Kaufman county, Texas, on September 10, 1874.  The parents of Mrs. Garland are Amerous and Seline (Dunn) Holbrook, natives of Mississippi.  Mrs. Garland was born in Louisiana in March, 1852, and has one brother, Albert and one sister, Mrs. Martha McAdams.  Mr. Garland has one brother, Marion.  To this union the following children have been born, Mrs. Minnie McDonough, Jasper, Albert M., Grover C., and Charles C.  The first two were born in Texas, the third in Idaho, the next in Oregon, and the last in Coulee City.
     Mr. Garland is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and in church matters favors the Methodists.