Jonas Garr

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

The Life 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
1793–1875
Sarah Dildine Watson
1793–1863
Marriage: 12 November 1818
Abraham Gaar
1819–1894
Malinda Gaar
1821–1848
John Milton Gaar
1823–1900
Samuel Watson Gaar
1824–1893
Fielding Gaar
1827–1900
Emeline O Gaar
1829–1919
Elizabeth Gaar
1831–1902
Frances Ann Gaar
1833–1894

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 November 1818
Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 19

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1816

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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Story Highlight

ABRAHAM GAAR (No. 195, page 84). tinyurl.com/AndreasGaarGenealogy

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" tinyurl.com/AndreasGaarGenealogy My first recol …

Sources (3)

  • 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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