Nathanial Beauchamp Tarr

November 1817–2 January 1900 (Age 82)
Somerset, Worcester, Maryland, United States

The Life of Nathanial Beauchamp

When Nathanial Beauchamp Tarr was born in November 1817, in Somerset, Worcester, Maryland, United States, his father, John Wiley Tarr Sr., was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Smithers Beauchamp, was 21. He married Agnes J. Wellman on 8 August 1841, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Marshall, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Liberty Twp, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 2 January 1900, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, United States.

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Nathanial Beauchamp Tarr
Agnes J. Wellman
Marriage: 8 August 1841
Brice Howard Tarr
Sarah A. Tarr
Catherine Tarr
Elizabeth Tarr
James W. Tarr
Mary Caroline Tarr
William H. Tarr
John C. Tarr
Agnes Bell Tarr

Spouse and Children

8 August 1841
Marshall, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 19

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 27

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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)

  • Nathaniel B Tarr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathaniel Tarr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nathaniel B Tarr, "United States Census, 1880"

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