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From Alabama to Attala

Andrew J. MCGARRH, Birth: 1837 in AL

Occupation: Farmer

Served as Private in Company K, 24th Mississippi Infantry, CSA

Shows up on page 219 of the 1850 Census for Macon Co. AL, living in his fathers, George McGar, home, house 386, family 394.

d. 1927, buried at New Hope Cemetery, Attala County, MS

1870 Census, Choctaw Co. MS, Bellefontaine, page 2, dwelling #11, family #11, Date of Enumeration 24 Aug 1870, page 396B
McGarr, Andy J. 33 m AL Farmer (cant read or write, eligible to vote)
Tabitha 35 f SC Keeping House
Neoni 16 f AL In School
Melton 14 m AL No Occupation
Eli W. 10 m AL In School
Johnathan 7 m AL
George M. 3 m AL

1880 US Census, MS Soundex, M260 M262
McGarr, Andrew Head 42 SC
Tabitha Wife 46 AL
George son 14 AL
Mary dau 9 AL
Ida dau 7 MS
Loella dau 3 MS

On the 1900 Attala Co. MS census, he is living in beat 3, district 6, house 27, family 27, with wife, Mollie, and two of the daughters, Ida, age 26, and Annie, age 11.  According to the information, A. J. and Martha had been married for 16 years at this time.

On the 1910 census for Attala County Mississippi, they are living at beat 3, district 8, house 179, family 180. They are noted as having been married for 27 years, having had one child born, and have one child living. (This would refer to Annie Margaret.)

On the 1920 census for Attala County Mississippi, they are living with Annie and her husband, Jessie Boyette, at beat 2, district 6, house 45, family 45

Marriage #1 Tabitha Lydia Baker GOLDEN b: 1834, Lancaster, SC; m. 1865 in Tallapoosa Co. AL

She is listed with her first husband, Jonathon Golden, on the 1860 census for Tallapoosa Co. AL. Her father, Peter W. Baker (age 64 on the 1860 census, born in ~1796 in SC) and her mother, Mary S. Baker (age 62 on this census, born in ~1798 in SC), are also listed on this census.


(Note: The first four children listed are by Tabithas marriage to Jonathon Golden.  However, the children took the name of McGarrh after her marriage to Andrew)

  1. Neonie MCGARRH b: ABT. 1854 in AL
  2. Milton Leroy MCGARRH b: 25 NOV 1855, AL; d. 16 Mar 1900, buried Sarepta Baptist Cemetery, 3 miles N of Stewart, MS; Married Elisa Ann Pyron, b. 22 Dec 1855; Listed on 1880 census as living at Cadaretta, MS
  3. Eli W. MCGARRH b: ABT. 1860 in AL
  4. Johnathon MCGARRH b: ABT. 1863, AL
  5. George Maron MCGARRH b: 13 Oct 1866, AL; d. 11 June 1958; Married 1st Mary _______, b. 1870 (Information from 1901 Dawes List: Mary was 1/8 Mississippi Choctaw Native American)
  6. Mary MCGARRH b: ABT. 1871 in AL
  7. Ida MCGARRH b: ABT. 1873, m. T. J. Dunlap in 1907 in Attala Co. MS
  8. Loella MCGARRH b: ABT. 1877; m. W. O. Moore in 1896 in Attala County, MS

Marriage #2 Mary D. "Mollie" Grace ; m. 14 Jan 1882 in Webster County, MS NOTE: Andrews second wife is buried next to him in New Hope Cemetery, Attala Co. MS; the name on her stone is Mary D. McGarrah, b. 1849, d. 1933. 

Child: Annie Margaret McGarrh (Name spelled as McGarah on Marriage license), b. 1888, MS