Kalar Family Association


Jacob Kalar Jr. and his wife Sarah /Sallie/ Ryan Long

Jacob Kalar Jr 3 (son of Jacob Kalar Sr 2)
Born: 30 Apr 1802, Maryland.
Married: Sarah /Sallie/ Ryan Long, 25 Apr 1837, Long Family Home, Randolph County VA.
Died: 22 Apr 1863, Kalar Family Farm, Shaver Fork, Randolph County VA.
Buried: Kalar Family Farm Cemetery, Shaver Fork, Randolph County VA.

Sarah /Sallie/ Ryan Long (daughter of John H. Long and Susanna /Susan/ Hull)
Born: 3 Feb 1820. Randolph County VA.
Died: 23 Jun 1873
Buried: Kalar Family Farm Cemetery, Shaver Fork, Randolph County VA.

Children of Jacob and Sarah Long Kalar:

     1. Susan E. Kalar
         b. Porterwood, Shaver Fork, 31 Jan 1838;
         m. Andrew David Moore, 13 Oct 1854;
         d. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, CA, 16 Apr 1920;
         br. Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara County, CA.

     2. John Kalar [On California Photo Page]
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 1 Aug 1839;
         m. Elizabeth Parsons, 24 Oct 1865;
         d. CA, 8 Feb 1937.

     3. Paul Franklin Kalar (died young)
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 14 Nov 1841;
         d. Kalar Family Farm, Shaver Fork, Randolph County VA, 28 May 1842;
         br. Kalar Family Farm, Shaver Fork, Randolph County VA.

     4. George Washington Kalar
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 3 May 1843;
         m. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Phares, 3 Dec 1863, John Phares’ Home, Randolph County;
         d. Kerns, Randolph County VA, 2 Oct 1893;
         br. Israel Cemetery, Kerens, Randolph County VA.

     5. Harriet Jane Kalar  [Photo]  [On California Photo Page]
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 23 Jan 1845;
         m. Jasper Phares, 27 Apr 1865, St. George, Tucker County WV;
         d. 8 Sep 1921, Santa Barbara CA;
         br. Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara CA.

     6. Margaret Catherine Kalar
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 14 Feb 1847;
         m. Leonard Clark Bowman, 28 Apr 1874;
         d. Belington, Barbour County, WV, 28 Apr 1924;
         br. I.O.O.F Cemetery, Belington, Barbour County, WV.

     7. William Adamson Kalar [On California Photo Page]
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 4 Apr 1849;
         m. Martha A. Hart, 29 May 1873;
         d. 15 May 1900.
         (Martha A. Hart and her twin sister Mary Jane Hart, /died 3 May 1865/, were children of Daniel S. and Sarah Wilmoth Hart, grandchildren of John S. and Jemima (Slagel) Hart, great-grandchildren of Daniel and Margaret Bunn Hart, and great-great-grandchildren of John and Deborah Scudder Hart: John was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey. Information from Alice Smith.)

     8. Jasper Kalar
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 7 Oct 1851;
         m. Mary Jane Channell, 7 Oct 1875;
         d. Belmont, Belmont County, OH, 3 Mar 1921;
         br. Belmont Cemetery, Belmont County, OH

     9. David Gilmore Kalar [On California Photo Page]
         b. Porterwood, Randolph County VA, 23 21 Jul 1853;
         m. Parthenia Corrick, 5 Apr 1877;
         d. 5 Aug 1922;
         br. Salinas Cemetery, Salinas, Monterey County CA.




A Family Tradition:
     “Grandfather Kalar was born in Germany and came to the United States when 16 years old with his Father and did carpenter work with his Father and they was putting a roof on my great grandmother’s house and my grandmother Sarah R. Long who was born January 31-1838, she was a tiny little baby and was crying my great grandmother called up she said Jake if you will come down and rock the cradle you can have her for your wife when she is old enough so when she was 16 they got married.”

     (The above paragraph was extracted from a letter written by Laura Dell /Della/ Phares Norman (1866-1960) during the late 1950s. The letter was sent to Fern Kalar. A copy of the letter was sent to me, Fred Smoot, by Margaret Kalar, ca 1990.)

A Word of Caution
     The “Grandfather Kalar” mentioned above is Jacob Kalar Jr. All indications are that he was born in the state of Maryland. Since family traditions often contain grains of truth but mix up generations, we speculate that it might be possible that the Jacob Kalar who was born in Germany was Jacob Kalar Sr. A Randolph County deed indicates his German origins. Perhaps it was Jacob Kalar Sr who came to the United States with his father.

Note:
     Randolph County Virginia became part of West Virginia during the Civil War.






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