Jared is not a common name in the United States. Nan Jared Powell set out to discover her heritage. Here are a few things she discovered about the Jared line:
Two were Methodist ministers…Moses Alexander, Sr. and James Allison.
Thomas Jared had only one son, John Kinchin Jared, born when Thomas was 17.
Moses Alexander Jared, Jr. had 2 wives and 20 children.
Joseph Jackson Jared was a Revolutionary War hero who fought in Yorktown.
Sir Thomas Gerard was a surgeon from Lancastershire, England sent by the House of Burgesses to help set up the first settlement in St. Mary’s, Maryland.
Author Bio: Nan Jared Powell was raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She attended Brenau College to get her teaching degree. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta to teach elementary school. Her passion for teaching kept her in the classroom for 22 years.
She spent over 30 years in Washington DC with her husband, Jody Powell. After his death in 2009, she settled in Williamsburg, Virginia to be close to family.
She is continuing her enthusiasm for teaching by sharing her genealogy with her family in The Jared Line.