James Andrew Gaar

23 June 1848–8 May 1871 (Age 22)
Madison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James Andrew

When James Andrew Gaar was born on 23 June 1848, in Madison, Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Gaar, was 53 and his mother, Mehethalen Ellen Rosser, was 38. He lived in Madison, Madison, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 8 May 1871, at the age of 22.

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Andrew Gaar
Mehethalen Ellen Rosser
Cornelia Francis Garr
Martha James Gaar
Lucetta Ellen Gaar
James Andrew Gaar
Oliver Wilhoite Gaar
Laura Elizabeth Gaar

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World Events (4)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas
Age 13
The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 19
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Austrian German: nickname for a person who was ready and willing (to do a task), from Middle High German gar ‘ready, prepared’.Perhaps also Dutch (Van de Gaar): topographic name from Middle Dutch gader, gaer ‘gate’, in a habitational sense e.g. from De Gader near Hasselt.

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

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Sources (4)

  • James A Gaar in household of Andrew Gaar, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard Rosser in household of Andrew Gaar, "United States Census, 1850"

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