Coombs Tarr

18 December 1802–29 June 1882 (Age 79)
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Coombs

When Coombs Tarr was born on 18 December 1802, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Job Tarr, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Chard, was 32. He married Sarah Peabody on 17 November 1826, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870. He died on 29 June 1882, in Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Joppa Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Coombs Tarr
Sarah Peabody
Marriage: 17 November 1826
Sarah Jane Tarr
Georgianna Tarr
William Henry Tarr

Spouse and Children

17 November 1826
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Frederick Tarr


    Harriet Tarr



World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 6

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English (southwestern England and South Wales): apparently from tar (Old English te(o)ru), and applied perhaps to someone who worked with tar or bitumen in waterproofing ships.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tharr, of uncertain origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cooms Tarr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Coombs Tarr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Coombs Tarr, "United States Census, 1880"

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