When Garland purchased land from Jesse Crowell in 1814, he is recorded as being a resident of Windham. It is likely that he had been living on the property of the Moor's prior to that. The land he purchased was abutted by land owned by the Moor family. In 1816 Garland purchased land formerly owned by Samuel Cochran. He evidently was a modestly successful farmer because he expanded his property on several more occasions, just a couple years prior to his name change. His last purchase of land in Windham was registered in 1826, and there is no record of him ever selling the land, so it likely remained in the family. It is unknown if he remained in Windham following his name change.
Together the Garlands had at least one child, Deacon Silas Moore. Deacon Moore was an elder of the Presbyterian Church, and was well respected in the community. Martha and Jeremiah Garland, were most likely also children of the Garlands. Morrison neglects to mention either of them, or even the elder Silas, in his book. The mystery surrounding the family's change of name will likely never be solved.