Jonas Garr

Brief Life History 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 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.

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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

Sources (10)

  • Jonas Garr, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Jonas Garr, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Jonas Gaar, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries: 1806: Dearborn County, Indiana Territory, United States. 1810: Wayne County, Indiana Territory, United States. 1816: Wayne County, Indiana, United States.


Indiana is the 19th state.

Name Meaning

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 .

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

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ABRAHAM GAAR (No. 195, page 84).

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