Garret T. Haring is descended in the ninth generation from Jan Pietersen Haring, the emigrant from Hoorn, Holland. The line of descent is the same as that of Garret A. Haring down to the fifth generation.
Garret John Haring (5), a son of John Cozine Haring (4) and Aeltie Van Dolsen, born April 28, 1725, married, in 1751, Cornelia Lent, and had issue of the sixth generation eight children: Aeltie, Peter, Frederick, James, Catharine, Elizabeth, John, and Abraham.
John Garrets Haring (6), born at Tappan in 1752, married Rensie (Garrets) Eckerson and had issue of the seventh generation four children: Altie, Garret, Altie, and Margaret.
Garret Johns Haring (7), born January 24, 1779, died May 25, 1849, married Elizabeth Eckerson, and had issue of the eighth generation Rensie and Thomas E.
Thomas E. Haring (8), born March 3, 1808, died February 16, 1870, married Rachel Taylor, and had issue two children: Sarah E. and Garret T. Haring, the latter being the subject of this sketch.
Garret T. Haring (9) was born at River Vale, Bergen County, February 22, 1851, and received a good education in the local schools. Leaving school at the age of nineteen, he began native life on his father’s farm, and subsequently engaged in the business of breeding and dealing in horses, in which he has since continued with substantial success.
Mr. Haring is one of the best known men in Bergen County, and for a number of years has been prominent and influential in public affairs. He has served most efficiently as a member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for nine years, has also officiated as poor-master of the Borough of Old Tappan, and is a member of the Reformed Church. He is an active, progressive, and public spirited citizen, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He married Anne G. Hasbrook and has two children: Sarah C. and Thomas G.
Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.