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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. C. GARARD, Esq., prothonotary, Waynesburg, Penn., was born in Greene County.  He is a son of Justus and Emeline (Mestrezat) Garard, also natives of this county, and of French and English descent.  The family were among the earliest settlers of the county, Mr. Garard’s great-grandfather being the Rev. John Corbly, one of the pioneer Baptist ministers.  His grandfather Garard was a farmer, and Justus Garard, his father, was a cabinet-maker and engaged in that business for years at Mapletown, Penn.  The subject of our sketch was reared in Monongahela Township, where he received his early education in the common schools.  He afterwards spent some time in the State Normal School at California, Penn., and Waynesburg College.  After leaving college he taught school until 1878, when he was elected clerk of the courts of Greene County and served six years.  Mr. Garard was elected prothonotary in 1884 and re-elected in 1887, and has filled that office very acceptably.  In politics he is a Democrat.  He was married in Fayette County, Penn., in 1879, to Miss A. B. Schroyer, at Masontown, Penn.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 17 November 2008
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