Richard B. Haring is descended in the ninth generation from Jan Pietersen Haring, the emigrant from Hoorn, Holland, and the line of descent is the same as that of his father, John T. Haring (see page 154), extending it one generation further, as follows:
John T. Haring (8), born May 16, 1822, married, May 24, 1843, Rachel, daughter of John R. Blawvelt, born August 24, 1822. He resides at Tappan, on part of the farm which his first American ancestor purchased from the Indians. The issue of John T. Haring (8) of the ninth generation are three: Tunis J., Richard B., and Elizabeth P., of whom the second, Richard B. (9), is the subject of this sketch.
Richard B. Haring (9) was born in Harrington Township, Bergen County, January 24, 1856. He acquired his education in the Bergen County schools, which he left at the age of eighteen to go to work on his father’s farm. He still remains on the homestead. About 1886 he engaged in the business of general auctioneer. In 1897 he also established himself in the coal business at Tappan, N. Y., and still continues both enterprises.
He was for four years a member of the Township Committee and for four years served as Township Treasurer, discharging the duties of each office with characteristic ability and devotion. For some time he has also served as a member of the Borough Council. He is a member of the American Legion of Honor, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Reformed Church. In every capacity he has maintained a high standard for integrity, honor, and laudable ambition.
Mr. Haring married Mary G. Banta, and has six children of the tenth generation: Lila Ray, Charles B., Abram Demarest, J. Eugene, D. Leroy, and Gertrude.
Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.