Jonas Garr

1 February 1793–21 June 1875 (Age 82)
Madison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Jonas

When Jonas Garr was born on 1 February 1793, in Madison, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Gaar, was 23 and his mother, Dinah Weaver, was 24. He married Sarah Dildine Watson on 12 November 1818, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 21 June 1875, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonas Garr
Sarah Dildine Watson
Marriage: 12 November 1818
Abraham Gaar
Malinda Gaar
John Milton Gaar
Samuel Watson Gaar
Fielding Gaar
Emeline O Gaar
Elizabeth Gaar
Frances Ann Gaar

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 1
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
Age 13
Historical Boundaries: 1806 - 1810: Dearborn County, Indiana Territory, United States. 1810 - 1816: Wayne County, Indiana Territory, United States. 1816 - Today: Wayne County, Indiana, United States.
Age 23
Indiana is the 19th state.

Name Meaning

1 Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGarr .2 Altered form of German Gorr, from a short form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius ( see Gregory ).3 Possibly an altered spelling of German Garre, a nickname for someone with a croaky voice, from a derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German garren ‘to whistle’, ‘to groan’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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ABRAHAM GAAR (No. 195, page 84).

Full text from "Genealogy of the descendants of John Gar, or more particularly of his son, Andreas Gaar, who emigrated from Bavaria to America in 1732" My first recol …

Sources (9)

  • Jonas Gaar in household of Horatio N Land, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonas Garr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonas Garr, "United States Census, 1860"

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