Hi, you asked about a J. Bonar without specifying a name.I believe you were referring to John Bonar, b. 1730 in St. Georges Parrish, Hartford County, MD, m. Feb. 28, 1754 in Harford County (became Baltomore County) MD to Christian "Christe" Ingram, b. 1736 probably in MD, died after 1793 probably in Bourbon County, KY.Their children were:(1) William Bonar, b. March 3, 1755; (2) Sarah Bonar, b. Feb. 13, 1757; (3) Arthur Bonar, b. Jan 14, 1759; (4) Martha Bonar, b. May 9, 1761; (5) John Bonar, b. 176_?; (6) Ann Bonar, b. 1768; (7) Barnet Bonar, b. 1770 and (8) Charles Bonar, b. 1772.The first 4 children were registered in the St. Georges and St. Johns Parish Records where the spelling of the surname is given as Bonner;their dates of birth are taken from the register.John Bonar may have died before 1790, at which time his wife is listed as head of household in the 1790 PA Census.This information is taken from the book Bonar Genealogy, by Dorothy Elizabeth Rine Brown, published 1969.This is a comprehensive work on the genealogy of a hugh number of Bonar lines.It is out of print but a cousin of mine in FL can likely still provide a copy if you are interested.If so, let me know.
If this John Bonar is the person to whom you trace your ancestry, he was the son of William Bonar, b. about 1669 in Edinburgh, M-Loth Scotland.William's 3 sons, Barnet, James and William came to America in 1733 and after a time in MD, Barnet and William moved to western PA, while John went to KY.
I trace my ancestry back to this Barnet Bonar (of whom there have been several throughout the years) and he would have been my 3 greats grandfather.Genealogy is most interesting, and I hope this is helpful.Dick Gordon