Fielding Garr

19 August 1794–15 June 1855 (Age 60)
Madison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Fielding

When Fielding Garr was born on 19 August 1794, in Madison, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Gaar, was 25 and his mother, Dinah Weaver, was 25. He married Paulina Turner on 18 November 1819, in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Webster Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1830 and Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1813. He died on 15 June 1855, in Antelope Island, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Antelope Island, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fielding Garr
Paulina Turner
Marriage: 18 November 1819
Eliza Jane Garr
Nancy Garr
Abraham Garr
Richard Rue Garr
John Turner Garr
William Henry Garr
Abel Weaver Garr
Caroline Martin Garr
Sarah Anna Garr
Mary Virginia Garr
Benjamin Franklin Garr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1819Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons
    Age 2
    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1811 - 1816: Wayne County, Indiana Territory, United States. 1816 - Today: Wayne County, Indiana, United States.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Abel W. Garr - My Great Grandfather

    Abel Weaver Garr (1833 - 1899) Gathered from various sources A Child of the Frontier Able Weaver Garr was a quiet man who didn't talk much about his experiences. Fortunately his older sister and wife …

    Sources (39)

    • Feilding Garr, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Fielding Jarr, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Fielding Garr in entry for Sarah Anna Burton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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