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 Township, 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 Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.
Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McGarr , from Gaelic Mac an Gheairr.
German: metonymic occupational name for a cartwright, from Middle High German garre, karre ‘cart’.
German: possibly also an altered form of Gorr .
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