John William Garrett Clary was born August 31, 1898, northwest of Elwood, Indiana in Madison County. His parents were John William & Mary Frances Noble Clary. His mother’s line came from Salisbury, Maryland, and settled in Clermont County, Ohio before moving on to Madison County, Indiana.

Garrett married Mary Belle Jones on September 30, 1920, and they had three children: Ronald Monroe Clary (1921-1936), Donna Mae Clary Barmes (1924-1992), and Joyce Ann Clary Riser (1933).

Garrett was a farmer in Boone Township of Madison County, Indiana, retiring to Elwood in 1966. Garrett died in October, 1997, and is buried in Forrestville Cemetery in Madison County, Indiana.

Their lineage:  (I apologize for any misspelling of names)

  1. Ronald Monroe Clary (died at age 15)
  2. Donna Mae Clary – married Leroy D. Barmes
    1. Diana Kay Barmes Haas
      1. Darin L. Jolliffe-Haas
        1. Jose A. Jolliffe-Haas
      2. Dena Linn Haas Johnson
        1. Jonathan Garrett Surber
        2. Andrew Langlee Barmes Surber
        3. Kaytlinn Mae Johnson
        4. James Johnson
    2. Destin Lang Haas
      1. Parker Leroy Haas
      2. Frederick Lee Haas
    3. Ronald Dean Barmes
      1. Alicia Deann Barmes Hildenbrandt
        1. Jamie Hildenbrandt
        2. Jennifer Hildenbrandt
        3. Jordan Hildenbrandt
      2. Amanda Barmes Yaba
        1. Hailey Yaba
        2. Jocelyn Yaba
    4. Tommy Kent Barmes
      1. Jarod Barmes
      2. Michael Barmes
  3. Joyce Ann Clary Riser – married to Roderick Riser
    1. Kim Collette Riser Watt
      1. Brittany Watt
      2. Derek Watt
    2. Debra Deann Fox
      1. Joshua Fox
      2. Jacob Fox
      3. Jordan Fox