b. 3 June 1832, d. 1 May 1895
- Father: John McGar b. 1 August 1805, d. 20 September 1863
- Mother: Martha Ryons Magruder b. 13 May 1809, d. 15 May 1863
- Talbot McGar was born on 3 June 1832 in Georgia.
- He was known as Tab.
- John McGar appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Macon County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Talbot McGar, William W. McGar, John Leith McGar, Josephine Philoqua McGar, Henry Bates McGar, Charles Leith McGar and Estelle McGar.
- On Wednesday, 2 June 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: Talbot McGar got here this evening."
- On Sunday, 6 June 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: Mr Abercrombie, Mr Hardy & Talbot McGar & Mr Randal [probably Dudley Randall] here to dinner, Mr Powell & Wm B. Wood brought plenty of fish & a venison from the lake for Dinner.
- On Friday, 12 November 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr Jackson Thompson, Traylor, & Tab & T McGar came this evening."
- On Friday, 27 April 1855, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr. J. McGar and Talbot McGar got here this evening."
- He married Mary C. Hitt on 31 January 1857 in Georgia.
- On 27 April 1859, Green Wood wrote to Talbot McGar:
You are very welcome to put any of your mares if you will take the trouble to send them up. I do not wish to keep them but will not charge for the services of the horse. The frost has put us to planting corn, have planted over 100 acres of cotton & am planting over my corn. All well, Your friend, Green Wood.
- On Tuesday, 11 October 1859, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent off by Alexander Copeland, T. McGar's Waggon, 5 Bales of cotton, No. from 33 to 37 to T. W. Whitmarsh."
- Green Wood recorded in his book of Misc. Financial & Slave Records, an accounting for Talbot McGar for March 1858 through 21 November 1859 (seed corn and peas, cotton, and hides), partially settled by cash.
- Talbot McGar and Mary C. Hitt appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Cedar Bayou, Chambers County, Texas. Other members of the household included William S. McGar and Estelle McGar.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- He served as a private in Company A, Madison's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, CSA.
- Talbot McGar became a widower at the between 1870 and 1880 death of his wife Mary C. Hitt.
- Talbot McGar died on 1 May 1895 at age 62.
- Last Edited: 12 Jun 2012