Hello cousin Sharon! How wonderful to hear from you! Yes, I have both of the books of the Tarrs here with me. One is The Tarrs of Rokewood and the other is The Tarr Family which is a detailed family tree of everyone that could be accounted for up to 1991 when the great Tarr gathering took place in South Africa. I couldn't attend at that time unfortunately, but many did and I understand it was a grand time for all!
Eliza was the third child and second daughter of Thomas and Ann Tarr who married Henry Purdon, Oldest child of John and Mary Purdon. They had 14 children. 10 sons and 4 daughters who married into the families of Bartlett, Austim, Tarr and Miles. It's rather a complex family tree and it's full of twists and turns. Isabella married an Austin, but there are no recorded children in the family tree from that union. If you have any information on that I'd like to hear it. Henry was born in 1851 and died in 1852. The other 12 children all have children and some have many Martha Ann married James Henry Tarr and it appears that they had 16 children! Wow. I've an email address of a cousin of ours from Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) who contacted me several months ago trying to obtain the two books and while I had it, I gave him the address of our cousin Moira Tarr who lived in Estcourt, S.A. and who had the books printed up for sale to the families. Jonathan Stockil is our cousin's name. He found out that Moira has since passed on as well as her husband, but her daughter who's name I cannot recall, said that there were still a very few of the books left. Please contact me by email if you'd like. My email address is Whitedogsbuddy@hotmail.com
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I'll give you Jonothan's email address and his phone number when I get it again if you don't get it first from him. He can give you the address and phone number of Moira's daughter who has the books. I moved recently from Kansas City, Missouri when I got married on September 9th and I lost a lot of papers and records in the move as well as everyones contact information. I now live in Yutan, Nebraska with my charming wife, Gisele. Jonothan and his brother moved from Africa to VIrginia, in the U.S. and are now Yanks. Their father stayed in Africa though. Please email me won't you? This is fantastic hearing from you! I want to hear all about you and your family! Write back Sharon! Your cousin, Frederic William Gaarde III (Fred) And YES I do have family photo's from Africa and from here of my maternal Great grandparents who were both medical personel in South Africa during the Boer War and who movd to Nevada, Missouri.