Richard Tarr

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Tarr was born on 10 September 1722, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Tarr, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Beale, was 25. He married Marjery Lamon on 20 July 1749, in Middleton, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Richard Tarr
Marjery Lamon
Marriage: 20 July 1749
John Beal Tarr
Sarah Beal Tarr
Margery Tarr
Mary Tarr
Naomi Tarr
Rebecca Tarr

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  • Richard Tarr, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Richard Farr in entry for Mary Farr, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Richard Tarr, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon and Somerset): habitational name from Tarr in Hawkridge, or Tarr in Lydeard Saint Lawrence (both in Somerset). The placenames may derive from Old English torr ‘rock, rocky peak’, though this cannot be certain as early forms of the placenames have not been found.

English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English tar(re) ‘tar’ (Old English teoru), for someone who worked with tar, such as a person who tarred ships to keep them watertight.

Possibly also an altered form of German Tharr, unexplained.

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

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