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Full text of "A history of the Starr family of New England, from the ancestor, Dr. Comfort Starr of Ashford, County of Kent, England, who emigrated to Boston, Mass., in 1635 ; .."

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Miss Eliza Ann Starr, the artist who so kindly contributed to 
the attractiveness of this volume by her etching made expressly for 
it [see 248], of " The Meadow Homestead" of the Starr family in 
Deerfield, Mass., also furnished the above copy of the Coat-of-Arms 
from the original, which has been sacredly treasured by the Deer- 
field family for several generations ; and with it the following most 



" The History of the Starr Family can have little interest for a 
general reader; unless, indeed, this general reader is capable of 
interest in a simple narrative of family history, without ornament, 
without striking incidents or brilliant successes. It is the story of 
many a New England family, inheriting its characteristics from an 
old English ancestry. But if there is nothing in this book to catch 
the eye of the lover of sensational stories, there is nothing to 
shock the sensibilities; nothing for which the present or future 
generations need blush; rather, we may say, worthy to rouse an 
honest pride in the name which has well deserved to bear on its 
escutcheon the even balance of Justice, amid its constellation of 
stars, with that one Star of Hope on the gule of its lion couchant 
pointing its motto, Vive en Espoir." 

b. for born; bap., baptized; d., died; m., married; unm'd, 
unmarried; res., residence; dau., daughter; Dea., deacon; dis., 
discharged; cem., cemetery, etc. The name of a denomination 
indicates preference, not necessarily church membership. 


OF NAMES. To find any name, refer to Index at the end of 
the book. 

OF DATES. According to old style the year commenced the 
25th of March, and March was called 1st month, April 2d mo., 
May 3d mo., etc. At the adoption of the new style in 1752, 
11 days were dropped from the calendar, the year commenced 
Jan. 1st, and between Jan. 1st and March 25th double dates were 
frequently written; giving both the 0. S. and N. S., thus: 1754-5; 
1769-70, etc. 

OF NUMBERS. Each number represents one family, under 
which is given the record and history of its head, the names and 
numbers — except in families of the living generation — of its line 
of descent from Dr. Comfort Starr, the common ancestor; fol- 
lowed by the names of the children, to each of which is prefixed 
a -fj a letter, or a number, signifying: 

-f-, Died under 15 years of age; name not indexed. 

LETTER, Full record here given; no other mention of the 
name, unless followed by a reference number. 

NUMBER, Refer, for his or her family record. 

Let one clearly understand this simple plan of numbering, and 
all difficulty and confusion will be avoided, while the descent, the 
generation, and the degree of kinship of any and every one can 
readily be determined. Take, for example, Frank F. Starr 211 B, 
and myself (Burgis 193), and set down our ancestral lines as given 
in his father's family record, and in my own — with the generation, 
thus : 


Family No. 

Family No. 



Dr. Comfort, 











son. his son. 


Comfort 169, 


197 Joseph, 


Jehosapliat 175, 

First Cousins. 

198 Joseph, 


William 177, 

Second Cousins. 

207 Nathan, 


Comfort 183, 

Third Cousins. 

209 Nathan, 


Burgis 193, 

Fourth Cousins. 

211 Elihu, 


21 IB Frank. 

This example, I trust, will render the plan of arrangement intel- 
ligible to all, and the solution of similar problems of kinship may 
be a source of gratification and amusement to some. 





Dr. Comfort Starr, 







"The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his 
forefathers; who has no natural, regard for his ancestors, or his kindred, is 
himself unworthy of kindred regard, or remembrance." — Daniel Webster. 




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While my life and health are spared 1 propose to perfect and 
extend the work already accomplished, and respectfully invite your 
co-operation. Please furnish correction of any errors, and supply 
any omissions discovered in this hook, and send me dates of birth, 
marriage, and death, as they occur in the future of the family, with 
any other information, of inUr t est . pertafiying thereto.* .'Funeral ser- 
mons, obituary nStieejs; ^e^p^or, .articles,, jyfcdl old family letters 
are especially solicited. Thm f whm*my ■WQrJc on earth is finished, 
they, with all my Starr family ^papers aha documents, will he put 
in a cabinet, mar7ceU;\&£Rk:)?.AmL>Y.V 'Xm&: placed in the Conn. 
Historical Society, "at* Hartford, where' they will he most carefully pre- 
served for the use and benefit of the future generations of the family. 














Laid aside from active business and from all the cares and excitements 
of a too busy life — actuated by honest pride of ancestral name, and deep 
interest in our family history — I commenced in my somewhat wearisome 
retirement the agreeable task of collecting these Starr Records. It was 
not undertaken for my own gratification merely, but as a labor of love, 
to collect and preserve these precious family records, which are fast 
becoming obscured by age or utterly lost by careless neglect ; — to be 
finally deposited in the archives of the Conn. Historical Society, for the 
free use of the future historian or any .interested member of the family, 
confident that they would appreciate even the small aid thus lovingly 
rendered for the benefit of all the family. 

I imagined a pleasant labor for a twelvemonth, and the cordial co-op- 
eration of every one who bore the name of Starr, not doubting that, 
even though they were not as interested as myself, they would be glad 
to furnish what information they could of those they once called dear, 
and thus for ever preserve their names, deeds, and memories ; and would 
even thank me for the gratuitous work I had undertaken. Just here 
came my first sad surprise and disappointment ; not so much in the addi- 
tional time required for the work, as in the perfect indifference, lack of 
sympathy and interest in the subject itself, which I met with in so many 
persons and families of our name. In the great struggle of life there is 
little room for sentiment ; but wherein is man above the " beasts that 
perish" if he has no sacred family instincts; no veneration or regard for 
kindred or ancestors ; no pride at the recital of their noble deeds ; no 
love for ancestral home and blood, those ties that connect him with the 
generations of the past ; — no holy memories, no tender thoughts of the 
fathers whose name he bears and whose blood courses in his veins ? Esau 
was accursed for selling his birthright for a mess of pottage ; — we have 
inherited a good name from a long line of honorable ancestors ; — let us 
not despise our birthright by indifference and cool neglect, for " a good 
name is better to be chosen than great riches," and the lineage of a man 
is of more importance than the pedigree of his horse. 

One unfamiliar with genealogical research has little conception of the 
time, labor, expense, and patience necessary in getting up a work of this 
kind. This book has cost eight years of constant labor, as health per- 


niitted; the writing of 2,500 letters, and the receipt of over 2,000 ; jour- 
neys to all the towns where the main branches of the family started, and 
to many other places beside ; the diligent search among and examination 
of town, church, probate, and family records, often yellow with age and 
almost obliterated by time ; copying the moss-covered inscriptions in the 
burial places of the dead, or employing others to do the work when not 
personally convenient; months of waiting for answers to letters of inquiry, 
and the perplexity over some missing link in the chain, or how to rind 
a family whose residence is unknown, or to settle conflicting records 
when different dates, each apparently correct, are given of the same 
event. But I have been well repaid for it all, in the large amount of 
interesting family history saved from certain destruction in a few years, 
which in its present form will be preserved for many generations to 

I would ask the most indifferent and uninterested person of our name : 
Is not this book calculated to do good, and be of real benefit to the 
family ? Does not your own heart glow with honest pride, to know that 
you belong to one of the oldest New England families, and one that 
shows a good and honorable record for ten generations ? And will it 
not stimulate every Starr boy to higher aspirations and more noble effort, 
to read of a goodly line of ancestors, who, by an industrious, useful, and 
godly life were prosperous and successful, respected and honored to the 
last, and died in the certain hope of a glorious immortality, and lead 
him to follow the worthy example of so many of his name and blood ? 

I most gratefully acknowledge the kind assistance and encouraging 
words received from so many with whom it has been my pleasure and 
privilege to correspond — an honor to our name and family ; and those 
too, who have not had the courtesy to return or acknowledge my letters 
have my kindest wishes that, when they are gone, somebody will care for 
their names and memories more than they have for their fathers. 

It was not my original intention to print these records, but to leave 
that work to more competent and experienced hands ; yet, fearful that 
years might pass before it would be done, and at the urgent solicitation 
of many of the family, I decided — conscious of my inability — to under- 
take the task, and now respectfully dedicate my work to those for whose 
use and information it has been thus prepared, viz. : 


I am not a book-maker — -judge not my work by that standard, but by the 
fraternal spirit that inspired it. Criticise charitably — call me one who 
loves the name of Starr. 

Hartford, Aug. 15, 1879. 

' ' Remember the days of . old, consider the years of many generations ; 
ask thy father and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee." 
— Deut. xxxii, 7, 


The founder of the Starr Family in New England, and the 
honored ancestor of all whose record is herein contained, lived in 
Ashford, County of Kent, England. It was on the coast of Kent 
the Romans first landed, and the county was the scene of many 
important battles and events in the early history of England. 
How long the Starr Family had lived there, or where they came 
from, is unknown. The earliest date found on the records in 
connection with the name is the baptism of Margaret Starr, 
Jan. 5, 1583-4. 

Ashford, once palled the "Manor of Esshetesf ord, " is a small 
town forty-five miles southeast of London. The most conspicuous 
object to the traveler, as he passes through on his way to or from 
the continent, and the most interesting to all who love our name, 
is the grey old parish church of " St. Mary," a large building, 
with three aisles, transept, three chancels, and a beautiful tower 
of stone. Its age is unknown; it had stood for centuries when, 
early in the seventeenth, our ancestor worshiped within its walls 
and brought his children to its altar for baptism. Its ancient 
tombs, bearing the dates respectively of 1490, 1564, and 1591, 
were as old and remote to him as the French and Indian war is to 
us, and as we shall be to some of our descendants who will read 
these pages. In this old town Dr. Comfort Starr lived in the 
practice of his profession as chirurgeon, or surgeon as it is now 
called, and was evidently a man of wealth, for he owned an estate 
there which he retained until his death, and when he came to this 
country brought three servants, which a man of small property 
could hardly have afforded in those days. That he was a man of 
position and some importance is certain, for in 1631 he was 


warden of St. Mary's Church, and at a vestry meeting held in 
1632, it was voted " That Comfort Starr should lend to Jno. 
Langford the sum of £12 on the security of his house, it being 
copyhold, etc."; and in 1634, only a short time before he left 
Ashford, was one of a committee to make repairs on the church 
of St. Mary. 

Dr. Comfort Starr bad two brothers and two sisters : 

A. Jehosaphat, lived in Ashford, Eng. 

B. Joyfull, lived in Ashford, Eng. 

C. Suretrust, lived in Charlestown, Mass. 

D. Constant, lived in Charlestown, Mass. 

E. [Thomas Starr, yeoman of Canterbury, Eng. , wife Susan, and one 

child, sailed from Sandwich in 1637 for New England. He d. 
before Mch. 2, 1640-1, in Boston, for on that day his wife was. 
granted administration on his estate. Savage calls him brother 
of Dr. Comfort. He came from the same county, it is true, and 
may have been a connection ; but had he been a brother, surely 
Jehosaphat (A.) would have remembered his widow and child in 
his will, wherein he made bequests to all his friends and relations 
in New England.] 


JEHOSAPHAT STARR, brother of Dr. Comfort, left a will, 
dated Feb. 2, 1659, recorded in Canterbury, Eng., in which he 
says: "I give my wife Mary all my lands, barns, etc., situate in 
the Parish of Willesborough in Kent, now in the occupation of 
Edward Watson, also 32 acres of land in Ashford in the occupa- 
tion of John King, also 32 acres of land in the Parish of Ruck- 
inge near Romney Marshes, and after her death to go to my dear 
brother Comfort Starr of Boston, and after his death to be equally 
divided between Samuel, Comfort, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Jehosa- 
phat, John [probably Josiah], and William, children of Thomas 
Starr, and Elizabeth, Judith, and Liddia, children of John Starr." 
Also legacies " to John, Elizabeth Fernisidc, Mary Maynard, and 
Comfort of Carlisle, Eng., sons and daughters of Comfort Starr, 
and his grandchild Symon Eire &c." "To my brother Joyfull 
Starr all my land at Appledore." Also bequests "to my sister 
Constant, the wife of John Morley of New England, to my sister 
Suretrust, the wife of Paithfull Rouse of Charlestown in New 
England, to my three servants, &c." 



JOYFULL STARR, brother of Dr. Comfort, lived in AsMord. 
His wife Margaret d. July 24, 1636; afterward had wife Martha, 
and as the parish records of St. Mary show, had children: John, 
d. Aug. 18, 1635, — Jehosaphat, bap. Aug. 26, 1632, d. June 23, 
1635, — Thomas and Elizabeth, bap. Nov. 16, 1634, — Joseph, bap. 
Oct, 18, 1640,— Joyfull, bap. Jan. 12, 1642-3; also William Eddy, 
servant to Joyfull Starr, d. Feb. 25, 1636-7. 


SURETRUST STARR, sister of Dr. Comfort, d. Jan. 8, 1685, ae. 86, 
thereabouts. She m. FAITHFULL ROUSE; they came to Charlestown, 
Mass., were there in 1641. He was made a freeman May 29, 1644; 
admitted to the clmrch July 1, 1643; his wife joined the year before, and 
their dau. Mercy in December, 1643. Dr. Comfort in his will, "Apl 22 
1659, appoints my beloved brother-in-law Faithfull Rouse supervisor &c." 
He was a saddler; d. May 18, 1664, at Charlestown. Their dau. Mercy 
m. Swett. 

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CONSTANT STARR, sister of Dr. Comfort, b. in Eng., d. Apl. 22, 
1669, in Charlestown, Mass. In her will "she remembers brother Joye 
Starr, sister Suretrust Rouse, cousin (nephew) John Starr, sen., sister Ann 
Farmer, cousin (niece) Mercy Swett, cousin (nephew) Simon Eire, cousin 
(niece) Elizabeth wife of John Ferniside, and Elizabeth wife of Joshua 
Edmunds." She m. JOHN MORLEY, who in 1645 was a freeman in 
Braintree, Mass. ; removed to Charlestown, where they were both received 
into the church Aug. 29, 1658. He d. Jan. 24, 1661, leaving by will all 
his estate in New England and in Cheshunt, Co. Herts, Old Eng. , to his 

The name of Starr is now extinct in Ashford, its old home; 
there are several families, however, of the name in the county. A 
part of the family estate is in the possession of John R. Lewis, 
Esq. Nothing remains connected with our name but the vener- 
able church of St. Mary; that is full of tender association of our 
ancestor, and while its arches echo to human feet, will be a sacred 
shrine of pilgrimage to all who love and honor the name of Starr. 

"The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his 
forefathers, is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance." — 

Daniel Webster. 


Why the Doctor left Old England to make his home in the New, 
in the absence of any authentic information leaves room for each 
one of his descendants to form his own opinion, and to answer 
the query for himself, if he had not done so, where should we 
have been? For reasons no doubt satisfactory to himself, and we, 
as good children, must acquiesce in his decision, decided to emi- 
grate; and, taking part of his family, left Ashford, with all its ten- 
der associations of home, and the grave, not yet grass-grown, of 
his little boy, in the church-yard ; went to the seaport of Sandwich 
in Kent, and embarked for the new world. The record at Sand- 
wich tells the simple story thus: 

' ' Comfort Starr of Ashford, chirurgeon Three children and Three ser- 
vants, embarked themselves in the good ship called the Hercules of Sand- 
wich of the burthen of 200 tuns John Witherly master and therein trans- 
ported from Sandwich to the Plantation called New England in America, 
with the Certificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their 
conversation and conformity to the Orders and discipline of the Church, 
and that they had taken the Oath of Allegiance and supremacy, Certifi- 
cates signed 

"EDM. HAYES, Vicar of Ashford. 

"Th° Godfrey, 
Dated Mch. 21, 1634, 5. 

Edmund Hayes, A.M., was vicar of Ashford from Dec. 20, 1622, 
to obt. 1638. 

As the name of his wife does not appear on the above list, it is 
reasonable to suppose that the Doctor, with his three boys, the 
oldest about 18 years of age, came on in advance, and that she, 
with the younger children, followed subsequently ; that there is no 
record of the fact is not surprising, for the Act requiring the reg- 
istration of emigrants in England was in force only a short time, 
and it is well known that but few of the great number who sailed 
from there were ever registered at all. It is certain that all the 
family came to New England sooner or later, although one daugh- 
ter, Hannah, did not come until after her father's death in 1660. 

After his arrival in New England, Dr. Comfort made his resi- 
dence at New Towne (Cambridge), in the practice of his profession, 
and his name frequently appears on the records there. His first 
land purchase was the following : 

"June 19, 1638. — Jonathan Brewster of Duxbury, gent for £ 150 sterlino- 
to him in hand payd sould vnto Comfort Starr of New Towne (als) Cam- 


bridg in Mattachuset Bay chirurgeon all the messuage or dwelling house, 
in D. wherein the said Jonathan Brewster do live . . . also four score 
acres of vpland and flue acres of meddow ground &c." 

The Doctor took immediate possession of his new purchase in 
Duxbury, and his coming was evidently appreciated, for the Gen- 
eral Court of Plymouth Colony gave him the following privilege : 

"July 2, 1638. — Liberty is graunted to Mr. Starr to cutt hey this yeare at 
... or els vpon the hey ground graunted to Captaine Standish and Wil- 
liam Alden, and to build a house there if he please to winter his cattle, 
and the Captaine and Mr. Alden will pay him for it what it is worth when 
he hath donn w th y\" 


"Aug. 7, 1638. — The Colony graunted 120 acrees of land vnto M r . Com- 
fort Starr, lying betwixt the North Riuer and the South Riuer, and such 
part of it to be meaddow as shalbe thought meete and convenyent &c." 

"June 4, 1639. — He was admitted a freeman of Duxbury and sworn." 

The following interesting items connected with our ancestor are 
from Ply. Col. Rec. 

"Aug. 3, 1640.— Will™ Godden the servant of M r . Comfort Starr, for is 
wrongfull complaint against his M r . is censured to sitt in the stocks and to 
have XX s for his service for the tyme past." 

" Sept. 27, 1642. — He was deputy from Duxbury to the General Court, 
to puide forces against the Indians for an offensiue and def ensiue Warr. " 

"Jan. 3, 1642-3.— In the difference betwixt M r . Comfort Starr & Thomas 
Clark for tenn shillings remayneing of XX li X s for a coue, the Court 
doth order that the said T. C. shall pay the said C. S. the said X s . " 

In 1643 his name appears in the list of males in Duxbury be- 
tween the ages of 16 and 60 able to bear arms. 

The Doctor, probably finding Duxbury too small a place for 
extensive practice, or for other reasons, disposed of his land there 
and removed to the larger town of Boston. 

" Oct. 27, 1647. — Comfort Starr by Guifte gaue vnto his son-in law John 
Maynard one pcell of meadow and upland conteining by estimacon 22 
acres lying in D. . . . the said C. S. doth hereby acquit and disclaim any 
right title or interest y* he or any other by him shall or may, by any 
p r tence lay claime vnto the same otherwise than aboue menconed &c." 

His house and the remainder of his land in D. came into the 
possession of his son John [see deed in Family 1 0], whether by 
gift or purchase no record is found to show, and he removed to 
Boston, settled in the northerly part of the town on the highway 


leading to Charlestown ferry, and partly bounded by the mill pond, 
living in his own dwelling-house, with a little hoiise, perhaps his 
office, adjoining. After 1 649, his name frequently appears on the 
Probate records of Boston, now as witness to a will, then deposing 
to a death, appraiser, administrator of estates, etc., etc. That he 
had a large professional business in B. is inferred from the fact 
that at his death the estate had claims against seventy-eight differ- 
ent persons. 

The following suit, before the General Court of Plymouth Col- 
ony, is worthy of preservation in full, not, however, that the 
example of our worthy ancestor in going to law should be followed 
by any of his descendants — far from it — but to show the interest- 
ing particulars of the information, and the justice of his claims, 
and to wonder that so much could have been done for so small a 
price, and — he got his case. 

"Oct 6 1657. — M r Comfort Starr complained against John Williams 
Sen r in an .action of the case to the damage of £40, and is for severall 
journeys, attendance, phiscike, and surgery, care and skill in the applying 
of medcens externally, all which was don on the wife of the said J. W. 
att his request, his wife being greiuiously afflicted with a dcsparate, 
dangerouse sore on her left thy or hipp, which had been some years in 
breeding or growing, for which the scl C. S. hath required paiment, and 
bath not paiment made him. The Jury find for the plaintife fourteen 
pounds, beside what hee hath receiued, and the cost of the suite. The 
charges came to 10s. Judgement granted according to the verdict." 

Db. Comfort Starr's Will. 

"It is appointed unto all men once to die,' 7 so our ancestor, in 
anticipation of his approaching end, made eight months before his 
death the following will, which is clearly written with his own 
hand, on one side of a large sheet of thick laid paper, sealed with 
a small, plain, red wax seal. This venerable document, in excel- 
lent preservation, is on file in the Probate Office of Suffolk Co., 
at Boston, Mass. The following verbatim copy was made June 
1878. The first line and signature are facsimile. 

two and twentyth day of April, in y e yeare one thovsand sixe hundred 
ffifte and nyne, I Comfort Starr of y e towne of Boston in y c covnty of 
Svffolk in New England, being in bodily health, sovnd of mind and of a 


good and perfect Remembrance, lavd and praise be giuen vnto Almighty 
God, do make, and ordaine, this my last will, and Testament, in maner 
and form as followeth. Y* is to say, First, and principally I comend and 
comit my sovle into y e hands of Almighty God, my maker, and to Jesvs 
Christ my Sauiovr and Redeemer, by whom, and throvgh whose pretiovs 
death and passion, I hope for remission of all my sinnes, my Body to y e 
earth from whence it came, to be bvrryed w tL in y e vsvall place of bvriall 
in Boston, so neere my late wife as may be (possible) w th conueniency, 
and for y° worldly goods, w ch y° Lord hath endved me w th all, I giue and 
beqveath as followeth. 

Imprimis I giue vnto Bam veil Starr, my large Booke of Martyrs w ,h y° 
frame belonging therevnto. 

Item, I giue vnto euery one of my Grand children twelue pence a piece 
in English money. 

Item I giue vnto y c fiue Davghters, of my Davghter Maynard (deceased) 
ten pound a piece, to be payd, to either of them, y* ten pound a piece, as 
they come to be of y e age of sixeteen yeare. 

Item, I giue vnto my sonne Thomas Starr (deceased), his children, ten 
pound a piece, to be payd vnto each child as they either of them, come 
vnto eighteen yeares of age. 

Item, I giue vnto my sonne Thomas his lower yovngest children one 
Mare to be disposed and eqvally deuided at y e discretion of my hereafter 
named svperuisors for y c best profit, or benefit of y e said lower yovngest 
children, if they thinke meete, y ° Mare to be sold, then my mynde is, y l 
either of them children shovld haue one qvarter p* of what y c said Mare 
is sold for. 

Item, I giue vnto my grand child Symon Eire, sixe povnd p annv to be 
payd him yearely, untill he come vnto y c age of eighteen yeares, it being 
so giuen by me vnto him, for y c aduancement helpe and fvrthering him in 
Learneing to be payd yearely by my Execvt or hereafter named, and for y ( 
assvrance of y° dve paym* of y c said sixe povnd yearely, I engage my 
now dwelling hovse, that he, or his Gvardian, or those who haue y° ouer- 
sight of him, shall and may lawfvlly enter into y° said hovse, and distreine, 
for euery defect, so mveh as shall satisfy y° said sume y i is not payd and 
y° charge, or charges y l ariseth by reason of sveh distresse for y° non 
paym* of y e said sixe povnd yearely, but y e ouerplvs to be retvrned. But 
my mynde and will is, That if y° said Symon Eire desist goeing forward 
in Learneing, y' is, y l he doe not goe, vnto some Gramar schoole, and to 
some Academia, or to be w Ul some godly minister, whereby he may be 
instrvcted in y° Tovngs, Artes, and Sciences, then y c said ami vail paym* 
of y° said sixe povnds shall cease. But my mynde is, y l y e said Symon 
Eire shovld enjoy y l his hovse, and land, y r vnto belonging, w ch apptayn- 
eth vnto him of right by inheritance, and also y l my Execvt r shall pay 
vnto him, y* w oh I am engaged vnto him by y c llono'ed Covrt, y' is, abovt 
sixety povnd, w ch is as mveh as I haue recciued of his, by my administring 
of his moueable goods, after y° death of his p r ents. 


Item, I appoint and will my sonne John Starr to be my sole Execvt r , and 
to pay my lawfvll debts, • fvneral charges, and to discharge my legacy es, 
my mynde and will is, all y e rest of my Estate lying and being in New 
England both moueable and vnmoueable, I giue vnto my said sonne John 
Starr and vnto my davghter Elizabeth fferniside, it, eqvally to be deuide 
betweene them, and they hauing so deuided then my mynde is, y' my 
sonne John shall deuide his share into three parts, and one third pt. of it, 
shalbe giuen vnto his Children, vnto euery one of his children an eqvall 
share, my mynde and will also is, y l my davghter Elizabeth fferniside 
share, shallbe likewise deuided into three parts, and one third pt shallbe 
distribvted and giuen vnto her children, euery one of her children, to 
haue an eqvall portion or share of y l her third pt. But if my davghter 
Hannah Starr come into New England, my mynde is, y' she shall haue my 
siluer gvilt dovble salt Celler ; 

Item, I giue vnto my davghter Hannah Starr, all my debts, y fc I haue, 
or shall haue, dve vnto me in old England at my decease, I giue vnto my 
said davghter Hannah Starr fifty povnds sterling, to be payd vnto her, or 
vnto her assigns, out of y e Rent, as it ariseth, of my hovse and land, w ch 
I haue, lying, and being at Eshitisf ord in Kent in old England. 

Item, I giue and beqveath vnto my sonne Comfort Starr, to him, and to 
his heires lawfvlly begotten, y* my before mentioned hovse and land, 
lying and being in Eshitisford, in Kent, pvided y t my said davghtei 
Hannah Starr be payd, or satisfy 611 y e aforesaid fifty povnd, and also pro- 
vided y' my sonne Comfort, do cavse to be payd vnto, my Exccvt' at 
Boston, in New England, for y e vse of my Grand Children, for y e my 
Exect r to distribvte vnto euery one of my Grand Children in good Kersy, 
and Peniston cotton, to y° worth of forty shillings a peece, it to be* payd 
w"'in fowre yeares after my decease. 

Item, I giue vnto my davghter, Elizabeth fferniside, all my Right, and 
title, of y e Land wherevpon her now dwelling hovse is built, and also the 
land adjoyneing therevnto, from y e highway before theire hovse, downe 
backward vnto y e mill pond; and I also make and appointe my beloued 
Broth r s in Law, Mr John Morley, and ffaithfull Rovse, my svperuisors, of 
this my last will and testament, hoping y 4 they will for this my last will, 
and testament, dvly executed, as my trvst, and confidence, is in them, 
vnto either of w ch my svperuisors, I will them twenty shillings a peece. 

Item, I giue vnto my davghter-in-law, y e late wife of my sonne Thomas 
Starr one Siluer bossd wine Cvpp. 

Item, it is my mynde (in regard to y° scarcity of money in this countrey), 
y l my Execvt 1 , in paying svch legacyes as is before expressed, shall pay 
svch my legacyes, if he can conueniently in shop pay, but if he cannot, so 
svite or fitt them, then he shall pay them in svch comodityes as this covn- 
trey brings forth, except svch legacy, or legacyes, y* is expressed to be 
payd in mony, or siluer, svch legacyes, y* are so expressed, they shallbe 
payd, y l is, to say, in mony or siluer. 


In Witness whereof, I haue herevnto sett my hand, and seale, y e day, 
and yeare aboue written (vidt y e 22 th day of April 1659) 



Signed, sealled, and deliuered, in y e p r nce of 
Christopher Gibson, 
John Collons, 
RiCH ard Taylor, 
William Read. 

2 neb 1659 Rich rd Taylor, and Will m Read, deposed before y e covrt, y e 
hauing svbscribed their names, as euidence to this paper, were present, 
and heard y e same, y 6 said Comfort Starr, sign, seale, and deliuer, and 
pvblish, this paper, as his last will and testament. 

EDW. RAWSOIST, Recorder. 

The original inventory of his estate, taken Feb. 3, 1659, by John 
Chickering and Edwart Burt, is still on file in the Boston Probate 
Office. It is exceedingly interesting, but its great length precludes 
its insertion in full; the following items must suffice: 

" Siluer and gold in his pvrse, £2, 2, 8d; " wearing apparel; an extensive 
variety of household furniture, much of which would be highly valued by 
his descendants of the present day who have a passion for the antique ; 
' ' watch, clock, 8 pieces of Plate, a small chest of Phesicall things, musket 
and sword, jacke, bookes to the value of £7, medicens and other phesicall 
things, in potts and glasses with some surgeons instruments, flue mares, 
one three year old horse, a share in three coults, a cow and a bull. The 
dwelling house and y e little house adjoyng with y e land & appurtenance 
appertayning," &c. There are more than 100 items filling several pages. 
The debts due the estate were from 78 different persons. The funeral 
expenses were £13, 13, 8d. 

In the settlement of his estate, the following record is interesting : 

"Whereas the late Comfort Starr formerly of Eshitisford lately of 
Boston, chirurgeon, by his will, gave a bequest to his grand children 
being in number 24, the sum of £48, ordering his son Comfort Starr of 
Sandhurtz in co of Kent Eng to make payment af oresd, and in four years 
after his decease to pay to his executor John Starr in good Kersey &c . . . 


whereas the sd Comfort has sent the same consigned to Joshua Atwater 
of Boston merchant and he hath made payment in full unto me, I hereby 
acknowledge to have received the above £48 &c. Dated Aug 24 1663 
being the 15th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Charles II by the 
grace of God of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, King, defender of 
the faith, &c." 

Signed, JOHN STARR. 

John Cutt, ) M , 

Joshua Atwater, \ mmesses - 


His Family and Descendants, 




Dr. COMFORT STARR, our common ancestor, b. in Eng., d. 
Jan. 2, 1659-60, at Boston, Mass. His wife Elizabeth d. June 25, 
1658, se. 63. Their 8 children, all b. in Eng., were 

7 Thomas, b. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 1621. 

3 Comport, b. 1624. 

4 Mary, b. 

10 John, b. 

-f- Samuel, bap. Mch. 2, 1628, buried Apl. 16, 1633, in Ashf ord, Eng. 

5 Hannah, " July 22, 1632. 

6 Lydia, " March 22, 1634. 

/«^5, ■ ■ ■ ■ 

ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Dr. Comfort 1, b. about 1621, d. June 4, 
1704, 03. 83. In her will dated Feb. 8, 1703-4, she calls herself widow 
and sole Ex. of John Ferniside deed., speaks of dau. Hannah Buel? Sarah 
Foss, gr. daus. Lydia Callendar, and Elizabeth Payne, "and forasmuch as 
my dau. Elizabeth F. has looked after me in my infirmity I give etc. " She 
m. JOHN" FERNISIDE, his will dated Boston, June 13, 1688, was proved 
Feb. 24, 1693-4. In 1641 and after, he was living in Duxbury, in 1648, sold 
house and lands there, removed to Boston, and lived neighbor to his father- 
in-law. His name often occurs on the Boston rec, between 1648 and 1667. 


Jacob, b. 28, 5mo., 1642.— Mary, b. 8, 7mo., 1646.— Hannah, b. 8, 3mo., 
1650,— Lydia, b. Apl. 3, 1653.— Elizabeth, b. Oct. 26, 1658, bap. Oct. 31.— 
Ruth, b. Aug. 20, 1661. 

S ,~ ■ ' ' -< " 

Rev. COMFORT STARR, M.A., son of Dr. Comfort 1, b. 1624, 
in Eng., was about 11 years old when he came with his father to 
New England. Graduated at Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., 
in 1647, and received £11 10s. for being " fellow pt. of two years," 
and was one of the five Fellows named in the college charter, dated 



May 10, 1650. He returned to England in 1650, and his father 
bequeathed him his house and land at Ashford, in 1660; he was a 
minister of the gospel at Carlisle, in Cumberland, in 1659, whence he 
was ejected by the act of Uniformity in 1662, afterward performed 
laborious service in several places in the county of Kent, was at 
Sandhurtz in 1663, and at last was pastor of a church at Lewes, 
Sussex, where he d. Oct. 30, 1711, in the 87th year of his age. 
From the parish records of " All Saints," Lewes, Sussex, England, 
"Nov ber 2 nd 1711 was buried Mr Comffert Starr Independent 

" Aprill y e 11th 1712 was buried Mrs Starr y e Widdow of Mr 
Comfortte Starr of this parish." 

Search for their monuments has been made in the church-yard, 
but without success; nothing further is known. 


MARY STARR, dau. of Dr. Comfort 1, b. in Eng., was not living Apl. 
22, 1659, when her father made his will, containing bequests to her five 
daughters, she m. at Duxbury, Mass., Apl. 6, 1640, JOHN MAYNARD, 
a carpenter employed Mch. 4, 1638-9, to build a prison for the colony at 
Plymouth; in 1640 a grant of land was made him adjoining land of Com- 
fort Starr, in D; in 1643 able to bear arms, in 1644-5 was juror, also 
surveyor of highways, freeman, etc., in Duxbury. They must have left 
there about the time her father did, for in a sale of land Aug. 20, 1647, 
they are called " of Boston," where administration was taken on his estate 
Nov. 12, 1659, by his (2d) wife Elizabeth. The name is known of but one 
of the 


Lydia Maynard, she m. Joseph, son of Joseph and Ruth (Starr), Moore 
of Sudbury, Mass., who was b. Mch. 7, 1658. (See Appendix A.) 


HANNAH STARR, dau. of Dr. Comfort 1, bap. July 22, 1632, in St. 
Mary's church, Ashford, Eng., where she was living in Apl., 1659, when 
her fathers will was made, by which he gives her "my silver guilt double 
salt cellcr, etc.," she afterward came to New England, and d. Nov. 19, 
1674, "buried in the orchard," at Portsmouth, N. H. On the flat slab that 
covers her grave is the following inscription : 

" Here lies Burried y e Body of 

Mrs Hannah Cutt 

Late wife of Mr John Cutt 

aged 42 years 

who departed this life on the — 

Day of November 1674." 



This is the oldest stone in New England, to the memory of any of the 
Starr family. She m. July 30, 1662, Hon. JOHN CUTT, son of Richard, 
of Strawberry Bank, Eng., a native of Wales, a member of Cromwell's 
Parliament, he came to New England before 1646, settled at Portsmouth, 
N. H., was an opulent merchant, and a public man, holding for eleven 
years the chief office in the town; in 1665 was elected one of the associates 
of the County Court, and annually from that time until 1679, when he was 
appointed by "Royal Commission, President of his Majesty's Province of 
New Hampshire." He did not live long to enjoy the honor, but died 
universally lamented, Mch. 27, 1681. 

The following Proclamation was issued by the Council of the Province, 
Mch., 1681: 

" Upon serious consideration of the manifold sinful provocations among 
us, as of the sundry tokens of divine displeasure evident to us both in the 
present dangerous sickness of the Hon. President (Cutt) of the Council of 
N. H., in the continuance of whose life is wrapt up much blessing, 
whose death may occasion much trouble, as also in respect of that awful, 
portentious, blazing star, usually foreboding sore calamity to the beholders 

thereof, do appoint next Thursday, being the 17th day of this 

instant March, a day of public fasting and prayer, to be solemnly kept by 
all the inhabitants thereof, hereby strictty inhibiting all servile labor 
thereon, &c." 

His will says, "I commit my body to a decent burial in my orchard, 
where I buried my wife and children that are deed." This lot on Green 
street, Portsmouth, enclosed by a wall of masonry, was used for a family 
burial place for many years, until by the growth of the city it was thickly 
surrounded with buildings. But in this age there is no more rest for the 
dead than for the living; accordingly in 1876-7, the remains were carefully 
exhumed and removed to "Harmony Grove Cem.," to remain until that 
spot is wanted for a "building lot." In the grave of Mrs. C. the discol- 
ored earth and a few bones were all that were found. The President's 
second wife, Ursula, was killed by the Indians on her farm in the summer 
of 1694, with three men she had employed in haying. 


John, b. June 30, 1663.— Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1664, d. Sept. 28, 1665.— 
Hannah, b. July 29, 1666; she m. Col. Richard Waldron, Jun., and, with 
her only son, d. in 1682. — Mary, b. Nov. 17, 1669, m. Samuel Penhallow. 
— Samuel, b. . 


LYDIA STARR, dau. of Dr. Comfort 1, bap. March 22, 1634, in Church 
of St. Mary, Ashford, Eng.; d. 10 d. 6 mo., 1653; she m. SIMON, 
son of Dr. Simon and Martha EIRE, b. in Eng. ; came to New Eng- 
land April 15, 1635, at the age of 11, in the "Increase," from London. 
They both died near the same time, for on the 19 d 6 mo , 1653, an inventory 



was presented of the estate of Simon Eire, Jun., and Lydia his wife dec<\ 
and Dr. Comfort Starr, admnr., was appointed guardian to their 


Simon Eire, b. Aug. 6, 1652, in Boston, to whom his grandfather made a 
bequest " for furthering him in Learneing " (see Dr. Comfort's will, 
page vi). He became a merchant in New Haven, Ct. ; m. Jul}' 
22, 1679, Mrs. Elizabeth Allerton, widow of his cousin, Benjamin 
Starr [8], and had two daughters, who secreted in their own home 
in N. H. the Regicides from their pursuers. 


Dr. THOMAS STARR, son of Dr. Comfort 1, b. in Eng.; when 
he came to this country is uncertain, but probably with his father. 
From the records of the Colony it appears that 

"May 17, 1637. He was appointed " chirurgeon " (to the forces sent 
against the Pequots). 

"March 6, 1637-8. He was accused for speaking against the order of 
Court about swine, and the sained pved that hee said the law was against 
God's law and hee would not obey it, so hee was comited and enjoyned to 
acknowledg his fault, and at the Gen r all Court was fined 20* and to give 
security for his fine or pay the same before releasement. " 

"March 12, 1637-8. His fine was moderated to 5*- w ch is to bee dis- 
counted out of his wages for the voj r age against the Pecoits." 

Nov. 25, 1639. Thomas Starr of Duxborrow . . . sould one frame of a 
house w th a chymney to be set vp and thacked in Yarmouth in the place 
appo3 r nted and seaventeene acrees of vpland in two divisions, and twelue 
acrees of marsh meaddow vnto the said house, and meadsteed belonging, 
in Yarmouth .... The frame of the said house is to be made and 
sett vp w th a chymney and to be thached, studded, and latched (daubing 
excepted) by Will'm Chase who was agreed w th all and payd for the doing 
thereof by the sd Thomas Starr before the bargaine was made &c. 

" June 17, 1641. Pie shall haue two acres of land in some convenyent 
place assigned him for one acre of his land giuen to the town (Yarmouth) 
to gett clay vpon." 

"March 3, 1644-5. He shall haue psently layd forth for him at Yar- 
mouth 50 acrees of vpland .... at Seshewit and 6 acres of meddowe, 
lying in Nobscusset meddowes and 4 acres more of mcddow on the south 
side of the plantacon towards the south sea." 

"Oct, 19, 1658. Generall Court held at Boston. 

Whereas M r Thomas Starr, deceased, hauing left a desolat widdow and 
eight smale children was y e chirurgeon of one of the companies y* went 
against the Pequotts in ans r to the request of seuerall gen tn on y e behalfe 
the court judgeth it meete to grannt fower hundred acres of land to the sajd 
widow and children and doe heereby impower y e Tresurer and Capt Norton 
to make sale or otherwise to dispose of the sajd lands as may best conduce 
to y e benefit of the widdow and children, as they shall see meete " 



There is some difficulty in tracing the history of Dr. Thomas, for 
another Thomas Starr was cotemporary (see Appendix A), but 
there is no question as to his children, for the Colony records give 
the birth of all but one. The will of his uncle Jehosaphat, in 
1659, at Ashford, [A, page ii] confirms the record, and the dispo- 
sition of the above grant of land settles it beyond dispute. The 
deeds, dated in 1733-4, recorded at length in the Worcester Co., 
Mass., land records, were made by the heirs of widow Rachel Starr, 
and signed by the children of Samuel, Comfort, Jehosaphat, and 
Josiah. Benjamin had no heirs, and of Elizabeth (Treadwell) 
nothing is known of her family. 

It is quite evident that Dr. Thomas lived in Duxbury, Scituate, 
Yarmouth, and in Charlestown, Mass., where in 1654 he was clerk 
of the Writs, a householder with small income, and died Oct. 26, 

Of his wife it is only known that her name was Rachel, and it 
is probable that she went, after his death, with her younger chil- 
dren to Hempstead, L. I. 


19 Samuel, b. about 1640 ; founder of New London Branch. 
165 Comfort, b. 1644, at Scituate; founder of Middletown Branch. 
A Elizabeth, b. 1646. On the records of Queens county, Long 
Island, N. Y., is the marriage, March 6, 1666-7, of Elizabeth Starr 
and John Treadwell, of Hempstead; it is presumed that it was 
this Elizabeth, for her brother Josiah first settled there, but there 
is no other evidence of it. 

8 Benjamin, b. Feb. 6, 1647-8, Yarmouth. 

9 Jehosaphat, b. Jan. 12, 1649-50. 

+ Constant, b. 1652, d. Oct. 5, 1654, Charlestown. 
4- William, b. March 18, 1554-5, d. Dec. 13, 1659, Charlestown. 
391 Josiah, b. Sept. 1, 1657; founder of Danbury Branch. 

. S 

BENJAMIN STARR, son of Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 
6, 1647-8, at Yarmouth, Mass., a tailor, lived in New Haven, Conn., 
where he d. previous to Apl. 30, 1678, for on that clay the inven- 
tory of his estate was taken "of cloths, fustians, tailor's articles, 
&c, amounting to £163, 5, 6d." He m. Dec. 23, 1675, ELIZA- 
BETH, dau. of Isaac ALLERTON, Jr., of N. H., b. Sept. 27, 
1653. She m. again [see 6]. 


+ Allerton, b. Jan. 6, 1676-7, d. the next year. 




JEHOSAPHAT STARR, son of Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Jan. 12, 1649-50, at Yarmouth, Mass. There is no record what- 
ever of him after the above date of birth; what became of him is 
therefore unknown, but that he married and had three children is 
altogether probable from the following records, showing a brother 
and two sisters who were heirs of Rachel, wid. of Dr. Thomas 
Starr. Now as all the other heirs are known and identified, these 
must be the children of Jehosaphat, being the only one whose 
family is not recorded. 


A Jehosaphat. Hartford Probate records: "July 2 1717 Whereas Je- 
hosaphat Starr sometimes of Newport R I died at sea there is 

estate of the dec d within the county of Hartford and 

informed by Joseph Starr [his cousin] of Middletown that he has 
m his hands considerable of the estate of the dec d &c Letters of 
administration were given to said Joseph Starr." 

" July 20 1717 Inv of s d estate taken at Mid, Coat, Hat, ps Fus- 
tian, quadrant, trunk, Glass, nutmeg, 1 big Book, 6 small books, 
2 books, Scale and Divider, grator, 3 razors, hone, pr of buckles, 
4 glass bottles, 2 glass cases of bottles, 40 earthen cups & platters, 
Tea pot, Chest, Negro boy £46, whole amount £60, 9, 2. " 

"Nov. 29, 1717 Distributed to Capt Thos Ward in right of 
his wife Elizabeth, and to Hannah Greenfield both sisters of 
s d deceased. " 

B Elizabeth, d. July 16, 1745, in her 59th year, at Mid. ; she m. (1st) 

Browel, and lived at Newport, R. I. ; m. (2d) Dec. 23, 1714, 

(2d wife) Capt. Thomas Ward of Middletown, Conn., where he 
d. July 2, 1728, se. 68. 

C Hannah, m. Archibald Greenfield; lived at Newport, R. I., in 1717, 
and at Lyme, Conn., in 1734; and had James (perhaps other 
children), who m. Jan. 25, 1740-1, Elizabeth Raymond of New 

The following deeds on the Worcester Co., Mass., records, con- 
firm the above relationship. They are dated Nov. 5, 1733, and 
Nov. 12, 1734, when Archibald Greenfield, with his wife Hannah 
of Lyme, and her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth "Ward (widow of Capt. 
Thomas Ward), of Middletown, descendants of the widow of Thos. 
Starr, late of Charlestown, deed., release all right in grant of land 
made to said widow, etc. 


JOHN STARR, son of Dr. Comfort 1, born in England, proba- 
bly was one of the three children who came with his father in the 



" Hercules" to New England. His name first appears on the 
Plymouth Colony records in the list of males in Duxbury between 
16 and 60 years of age able to bear arms. In 1645 he, with 
others, petition for land in Bridgewater, a part of Duxbury extend- 
ing westward. June 7, 1652, he was one of the " Grand Enquest," 
whatever that may have been. In 1653 and the three years follow- 
ing, was on the grand jury of the Colony; and in 1649-50 was 
surveyor of highways. But the most interesting record of him, 
and one of the few precious relics of our family, and the oldest in 
existence, being now 224 years old, is the original deed, signed by 
John Starr, witnessed by Capt. Myles Standish, disposing of his 
house and lands in Duxbury, it being the same property bought 
by his father in 1638 of Jonathan Brewster. This ancient deed, 
well preserved, framed and under glass, can be seen hanging in 
"Pilgrim Hall," Plymouth, Mass. It is dated Aug. 28, 1655, 
and reads: 

"Bee it knowne unto all men by these . presents that I John Star of 
Duxboro doe her e by acknouledg to have absolutely barganed with and 
sould unto Christopher Wadsworth of Duxboro all that my mantion and 
dwelling hous now situated and standing in Duxboro together with for T - 
foor acre of upland joyning there unto, all so all that my marsh or medow 
both fresh and salt lying on both sides the crick eastward from the said 
house that is now, or hath bene formerly knowne to bee, the proper lands 
and meddowes of me the saide John Star, all so on parsell of upland lying 

on the east side of the saide medow knowne &c from the hands 

of Master William Collins and joyning to the marsh, together all orchards, 

Barnes, outhouses fences and all other immunities &c also four d 

fored acres of upland and medow tallying in length and breadth according 
to the ancient and former grant once granted unto Jonathan Brewster, sum 
time owner of the lands, house and land &c For and in considera- 
tion of one horse coult at prise six pound tenn shillings w ch I have received 
together with to be paid in Beefe, Pork, Butter Cheese, &c at cur- 
rent price. — to be paid in Boston, possession given next Millkmas day &c." 

He removed to Boston, and lived neighbor to his father "in the 
northerly part of the town near Charlestown ferry on the highway 
toward the water grist mill," and was the executor of his father's 
will in 1660. He was called carpenter and housewright, and his 
name frequently appears on the records in the purchase and sale 
of real estate in Boston. He became unfortunate in business, so 
that at his death the equity of his mortgaged property would not 
pay the debts, and his son Eleazer appointed Jan. 11, 1703-4, 
administrator on the estate, sold May 8, 1704, by permission of 
3 (7) 


the court, the homestead, ''bounded west on the street leading to 
the ferry for £50/' 

In the administrator's account, rendered Feb. 24, 1704-5, are 
the following items: Two Coffins, 225.; Graves, Bells, and Palls, 
21s. 6d.; Sugar, 3s. Qd. ; two Gravestones, £1 65.; Wine for both 
burials, 3s. 4d. There is no record of his death or that of his 
wife, but from the above, it is evident they both d. in the winter 
of 1703-4. 

He m. MARTHA, dau. of George and Judith BUNKER of 
Charlestown; her father owned the memorable Hill that bears his 
name — for ever sacred in the annals of American Independence. 


A Elizabeth, was living Feb. 2, 1659. 

B Judith, was living Feb. 2, 1659. 

C Lydia, adopted by her Uncle Eleazer Lusher of Dedham, and d. 
Aug. 6, 1744, se. 92. She m. Nathaniel, son of John and Joanna 
Gay, b. Jan. 11, 1643; lived in Dedham; d. Feb. 20, 1712. 


Benjamin, b. May 3, 1675, d. Aug. 1, 1675. — Nathaniel, b. 
Apl. 17, 1676, d. May 1, 1676. — Mary, b. Mch. 30, 1677.— 
Lydia, b. Aug. 12, 1679.— Nathaniel, b. Aug. 2, 1682, d. May 
25, 1750.— Lusher, b. Sept. 26, 1785, d. Oct. 18, 1769.— Joanna, 
b. Sept. 3, 1688.— Benjamin, b. Apl. 20, 1691.— Abigail, b. Feb. 
15, 1694.— Ebenezer, b. Aug. 15, 1696, d. Mch. 18, 1787. 
11 Eleazer, — named for his Uncle Eleazer Lusher. 
722 Comfort, b. Feb. 4, 1661-2; founder of the Dedham Branch. 
D John, b. Dec, 1664, m. Mch. 20, 1706, Abigail, dau. of William 
and Elizabeth Day, b. Dec. 29, 1683, at Boston. A child d. Mch. 
31, 1712. In 1701 he is called "an impotent man." 
E Benjamin, b. Aug. 19, 1667. Did he die young? or, does part of 
the record of No. 16 belong to him? 

A Will, most fortunately discovered in Boston Probate Office, 
has thrown great light upon the family of John Starr, bringing 
order out of confusion, and is authority for the above record, as 
the following interesting extracts show : 

"Will of Eleazer Lusher of Dedham, dated Sept. 23, 1672: — I give unto 
Lydia Starr the dau. of my wife's sister who hath lived with me from her 
infancy £100, to be paid 3 mos. after her marriage .... and a part &c, 
after the decease of my wife who is her aunt." 

"Will of Mary Lusher (his wid.) dated Jan. 8, 1672-3:— I give unto my 
sister Martha Starr of Boston £20; unto the eldest son of my brother 
Jonathan Buncker of Charlestown &c, unto my kinswoman Lydia Starr 



&c . . . . that if she have no heirs of her body she can make a will, 
and give the same to her near relations, that is equally to be parted be- 
tween her brother Eleazer Starr and sister Judith. My mind and will is 
that my cosen [nephew] Comfort Starr shall have the whole remainder of 
my estate. I give my now dwelling house, orchard, homelot &c &c for 
the sd Comfort Starr to be delivered unto him & stated upon him at the ae. 
of 21 years & until that time the sd Comfort Starr & his sister Lydia Starr 
is to have the full benefit & revenue of sd houses and lands equally divided 
between them, if the sd Comfort does not live to attain the age of 21 
years, then my mind is, that his brother Eleazer Starr should have and 
enjoy the whole Est that Comfort should have enjoyed as is above ex- 
pressed. I appoint my loving friend Ens Daniel Fisher of D and my lov- 
ing brother John Starr, for the performing &c to aid my Ex &c, and do 
earnestly request them to take especial care that my kinsman Comfort 
Starr may in Dedham be trained up, under good goverment & if it may 
be taught some good trade," &c &c. 

1 1 

ELEAZER STARR, son of John 10, Dr. Comfort 1, I find no 
record of his birth, His name first appears Sept. 20, 1664, when a 
cooper, with consent of wife Mary, he mortgages his dwelling-house 
in Boston. In 1696 his father "John Starr, sen., sells land bounded 
E. on the land of my son Eleazer." In 1704 he administers on 
his father's estate, and is then called a housewright. He d. Sept. 
27, 1712, in Boston. 

He was m. twice; in 1664 his wife was Mary. Winsor, in his 
" History of Duxbury," says they had 

A Margaret, b. Nov. 16, 1663. 
His second wife, Martha, d. Jan. 1, 1717-18, in B. 


B Abigail, b. Nov. 26, 1681. 

C Eleazer, in 1722 was "a joyner in Boston," m., June 1, 1709, Ruth, 
dau. of Caleb Lincoln of Hingham. She was admitted to the 
First Church of B. May 7, 1712, and had son Caleb, bap. 1716, 
and a child d. Nov. 23, 1716; another d. Mch. 13, 1717-18. 
12 Joseph, b. Aug. 26, 1687. 

16 Benjamin, b. Mch. 7, 1691-2, bap. Mch. 13, at the Old South Church. 

17 Daniel, bap. Feb. 1694-5, at the Old South Church. 

D Samuel, bap. 1699-1700, at the Old South Church, m. by Rev. Cns. 
Chauncey, June 5, 1730, Sarah Mitchell. 


JOSEPH STARR, son of Eleazer 11, John 10, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Aug. 26, 1687, in Boston. In 1711 he, a cordwainer, buys 



land on "Joyliff Lane," Boston, and with Margaret his wife 
mortgages it to Robert Oalef, Jr. In 1717 he is called a baker, 
and buys a house at the south end of Boston, also, half of a wind- 
mill standing on the neck by the road leading to B. In 1719, is 
called a baker, with wife Margaret. In 1735, and afterward, is 
called cordwainer. That the baker and cordwainer are the same 
person there is little doubt, for it is always wife Margaret. In 
1738 he buys a house "on the lower end of Sudbury St., abutting 
on the Mill Pond." July 7, 1738, he and Jonathan Farnum, ad- 
ministrators on the est. of Ebenezer Burgess of Boston, deed, sell 
land, &c. 

His will was dated June 26, 1741; proved July 29; he died 
between those dates ; his wife Margaret was sole executor, to whom 
he gave one-half the estate. 

He m. Sept. 15, 1709, by Eben r Pemberton, MARGARET, dau. 
of Alexander and Margaret BULMAN of B.; she d. Feb. 1771, 
2d. 84. Their children, all but 2 bap. in the Brattle St. Church, 

A Thornton, bap. June 25, 1710, was not living in 1754. 

B Abigail, m. (1st) Feb. 13, 1736, Richard Lane of B. ; she ni. (2d) 

William Campbell, a tailor. 
C Margaret, m. Oct. 23, 1738, Edward Maiger of B. She was a wid. 

in 1754, and had a dau. Elizabeth. 

13 Joseph, bap. Mch. 31, 1717. 

14 Benjamin, bap. Nov. 24, 1723, se. 3 yrs. 

D Alexander, bap. Oct. 3, 1725, not living in 1754. 

15 Martha, bap. June 22, 1729, ae. 1 week. 

E Jarvais, bap. Oct. 24, 1731, m. by Andrew Elliott, D.D., Sept. 12, 
1757, Ann Bartlett; Aug. 14, 1754, he is called a mariner, then 
being in Halifax. 

— 13 

JOSEPH STARR, son of Joseph 12, Bleazer 11, John 10, Dr. 
Comfort 1, bap. Mch. 31, 1717, in Brattle street church, Boston; was 
not living in 1771; m. by Rev. Mather Byles, Dec. 31, 1740, 


A* Sarah, bap. Oct. 3, 1741, in West church, B. 
B Abigail, bap. Dec. 8, 1745, in West church, B. 

Q William, a cordwainer. He, with his cousin Peter Edes, were 

arrested by the British Sept. 2, 1775, for having fire-arms con- 

* Sarah Starr, m. by Kev. Simeon Howard, June 10, 1784, John Find or Friend; was she 
the widow or dau. of this Joseph? 


BOSTON FAMILY— 14, 15, 16. 

cealed in their house, and sentenced to 75 days' imprisonment. 
They were released by order of Gen. Gage. Was it this William 
who m. Feb. 14, 1796, in B., Elizabeth Taylor? who d. July, 
1802, se. 26. 
1 4 

BENJAMIN STARR, son of Joseph 12, Eleazer 11, John 10, Dr. 
Comfort 1, bap. Nov. 24, 1723, se. 3 years. After the death of his 
father, he, a cordwainer, bought out the other heirs to the home- 
stead, at the lower end of Sudbury street, abutting on the mill- 
pond, and sold it to his brother-in-law, Benj. Edes. He d. about 
1778, but administration was not taken out until Oct. 13, 1780, by 
Benj. Edes; in the inventory is "a wooden tenement at the bottom 
of Cole Lane." [Benj. Starr m. Dec. 23, 1741, Mary Davis: is it 
this Benjamin?] He m. May 1, 1772, SUSANNAH STEVENS. 
She was dead Mch. 11, 1783, when her husband's estate was dis- 
tributed by law to Abigail Simpson, Margaret and Sarah Starr. 


A Abigail, m. Josiah (?) Simpson. 
B Margaret. 
C Sarah. 


MARTHA STARR, dau. of Joseph 12, bap. June 22, 1729, se. 1 week, in 
Brattle street church, Boston. She m. BENJAMIN, son of Peter and 
Esther (Hall) EDES, b. Oct. 14, 1732, at Charlestown. When a young 
man he went to Boston, learned the printer's trade. In 1755, with John 
Gill, published the "Boston Gazette" of which he was editor 43 years; d. 
Dec. 11, 1803. Their descendants have the "punch-bowl" out of which 
the "Mohawks" drank on the evening they destroyed the tea in Boston 
Harbor. They were evidently sterling patriots, for their son Peter, with 
his cousin Wm. Starr, were sentenced Sept. 2, 1775, to 75 days' imprison- 
ment for having fire-arms concealed in their house, and were released by 
order of Gen. Gage. 


Benjamin, b. Nov. 8, 1752.— Peter, b. Dec. 17, 1756.— Martha, b. Aug. 
18, 1758.— Esther, b. Jan. 20, 1761.— Martha, b. Jan. 22, 1762.— Esther, b. 
Sept. 1, 1763.— Abigail, b. Aug. 2, 1766.— William, b. Nov. 29, 1767.— 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1, 1771.— Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1774. 

i e 

BENJAMIN STARR, son of Eleazer 11, John 10, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Mch. 7, 1691-2, bap. Mch. 13, 1691-2, in the Old South 
church, Boston. What became of him is unknown; it is probable 
he removed from Boston, as no record of his death or settlement 



of his estate can be found there. He was probably m. twice; 1st, 
Oct. 15, 1713, MAEY, dau. of Joseph and Hannah MAYLEM. 
She was b. Jan. 22, 1692, d. Mch. 19, 1715, and was buried in 
"King's Chapel" churchyard, Boston. He m. (2d), by Benj. 
Wadsworth, Sept. 22, 1715, ELIZA or ELIZABETH STOREY; 
she was admitted Sept. 2, 1716, a member of Brattle street church, 
where her children were baptized. 


+ Child, d. Nov. 13, 1715. 

+ Benjamin, bap. May 11, 1718, d. June 29, 1718. 

-+- Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 2, 1719, d. Nov. 28, 1724. 

A Benjamin, bap. July 30, 1721. 

B Eleazer, bap. June 2, 1734. 

1 Y 

DANIEL STARR, son of Eleazer 11, John 10, Dr. Comfort 1, 
bap. February, 1694-5, as appears by the records of the Old South 
church; m. Feb. 9, 1726, by Samuel Checkley, JANE GAM- 
BERTE. Nothing is certainly known of the family; it is prob- 
able they had two sons, viz.: 


A Samuel, "June 8 1747, a minor upwards of 14 years of age son of 
Daniel Starr late of Boston, cooper, deed, have named Henry 
Price of B. taylor as my guardian, to receive all wages and prize 
money as is due me as a mariner lately belonging to his Majesty 8 
ship the ' Vigilant,' and use the same during my minority &c." 

B Daniel, a paper hanger, d. Sept. 22, 1762, at Boston. 

1 S 

The following records are doubtless of this Boston family, 
descendants of John Starr, but with so many bearing the same 
Christian name, without anything to designate to which family 
they belong, it is impossible to locate them or trace the line with 
any certainty. It is earnestly hoped that further research may 
do it, and that some old family record may be found among living 
descendants that will solve the difficulties. 

Boston Town records : 

A. M. Nov. 20, 1727, by Rev. Joshua Gee, Daniel Marcom and Elizabeth 


B. M. Dec. 23, 1741, by Rev. Joseph Webb, Benjamin Starr and Mary 

Davis. Are they family 14? 



C. M. Dec. 20, 1768, by Rev. Samuel Stillman, Joseph Starr and Eliza- 

beth Cook. She d. November/1792, se. 41. 

D. M. by Rev. Thos. Baldwin, Apl. 14, 1793, Stephen Curtis and Betsey 


E. M. by Rev. John Lathrop, June 27, 1793, Isaac Lunny and Polly 


F. M. Feb. 23, 1794, by Rev. John Lathrop, Matthew Gazlin and Sally 


G. M. Aug. 21, 1803, by Rev. Thos. Baldwin, Artsimmon Jackson and 

Nabby (Abigail) Starr. She d. October, 1811, se. 25. 

H. M. Apl. 29, 1810, by Rev. Thos. Baldwin, D.D., Benjamin Kingsbury 
and Martha Starr. 

I. "King's Chapel" record: M. July 10, 1775, Thomas White and 
Abigail Starr. 

J. "Brattle street church" record: M. June 20, 1723, Ebenezer Starr 
and Mary Edwards. 

K. Capt. Joseph Starr m. Aug. 19, 1793, by Rev. Thos. Baldwin, Hannah 
Wells. She d. August, 1831, as. 60. They had Eliza, d. June, 
1800, 3d. 6. Capt. Joseph Starr is called a caulker, mariner, and 
shipwright; in 1801, and until his death, was of the firm of Starr 
& Washburn, in Fisk street. In his will, dated Jan. 17, 1805, he 
gives all his estate to wife Hannah. No children mentioned. He 
d. Feb. 16, 1816, se. 47. 

"May 26 1817 Hannah wid & ex of J. S. sells house on Charter 
St. at the northerly part of B. reserving rooms for her use, with 
a part of the Tomb No 18 in the new north burying ground &c. " 

L. M. June, 1814, Samuel Merrick and Nancy Starr. 



[The compiler acknowledges his indebtedness to ' ' Caulkins' History of 
New London " for many facts pertaining to the family there.] 


SAMUEL STARR, son of Dr. Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, the 
founder of this branch of the Starr family, was probably born in 
Massachusetts. Although, no record of his birth has been found, his 
descent from Dr. Comfort and his parentage are indisputable, from 
a deed on the records of Worcester Co., Mass., dated Sept. 28, 
1734, signed by his children and grandchildren as heirs of Rachel, 
the widow of Dr. Thomas Starr of Charlestown, Mass., deceased, 
thus settling any doubts of his parentage which have heretofore 
been raised. His grandfather, Dr. Comfort, made the following 
bequest in his will, dated April 22, 1659: "I giue vnto Samuell 
Starr my large booke of martyrs with ye frame belonging there- 

The first mention of his name in New London is of his marriage, 
Dec. 23, 1664, with HANNAH, daughter of Jonathan and 
Lucretia BREWSTER, and grand-daughter of Elder William 
Brewster, who came over in the May Flower. She was born in 
1643; Nov. 25, 1691, was in full communion with the First 
church in New London, where her children were baptized. There 
is no record of her death. 

He was one of the early settlers of New London, and a promi 
nent man in the town, holding the honorable office of County 
Marshall (High Sheriff) from 1674 to his death. In 1670 he pro- 
posed to establish a ferry at Norwich, and lands were voted him 
for the purpose, but probably proving unprofitable, he gave it up 
and forfeited the grant. 

He lived on the old "Buttonwood corner," now corner of Main 
and State streets. There is no record of his death, but as a grant 
of land, made to him June 22, 1687, was deeded away by his 
widow, Feb. 22, 1687-8, his death occurred between those dates. 




A. Samuel, b. Dec. 11, 1665, bap. June 11, 1671; was living in 1687; 

nothing further known of him. 
20 Thomas, b. Sept. 27, 1668, bap. June 11, 1671. 

B. Comfort, b. Aug. 7, 1671, prob. d. young. 
55 Jonathan, b. Feb. 23, 1673-4. 

"Caulkins' History of IS". L." gives another son Benjamin, but there is 
no authority for it. The Benjamin of New London belonged to the Mid- 
dletown branch (see 353). 


Groton, New London Co., Conn., situated on the eastern side of 
the Thames river, was originally embraced within the limits of 
New London. The two Starr brothers purchased a large tract of 
land about a mile above the New London and Groton ferry, bor- 
dering on the river. The homestead, still in possession of the 
family, was on or near the bank, a delightful eminence, command- 
ing an extensive view of the surrounding country, the river, har- 
bor, and Long Island Sound. The old, weather-beaten, quadran- 
gular "meeting-house," where they worshiped and where their 
children were baptized, has long since disappeared, but is remem- 
bered by some of their descendants, with its broad entrance doors 
on three sides of the building, — its massive naked timbers project- 
ing nearly two feet from the wall, — its high-back, square "pew" 
apartments, with uncushioned pine- board seats, — the quaint old 
pulpit, perched high above the congregation, with its huge "sound- 
ing-board " suspended over the minister, suggesting to the imagin- 
ative mind of the boy, during the long sermon, the frightful 
consequences if the staples should pull out and that ponderous thing 
should fall on the sacred head of the preacher. 

When the first death occurred in the family, the grave was 
made on the farm, as was the custom in those days, toward which 
the funeral procession has ever since been moving, gathering from 
every generation, until this silent family is larger than the living. 
Tradition says, "Little Caty Starr was the first one buried there." 
She died April 18, 1734, se. 10. This family grave-yard descended 
to Dea. Richard Starr by inheritance, who gave it by deed "July 
12, 1783, to Walter Buddington, James Street, Capt. Jasper 
Latham, Samuel Lester, Capt. Joseph Starr, Vine Starr, John 
4 (15) 


Bacley, Thos. Lester, Joseph Baley, Obadiah Perkins, Starr Ches- 
ter, — all of Groton, and to the town of G., for the use of a public 
burying-place." It has since been enlarged and incorporated as 
the " Starr Burial Ground." It is a beautiful, quiet spot; the well- 
kept grass and the sweet flowers show the pious care which guards 
the last resting place of the Starr family in Groton. One of the 
most memorable events in the history of Connecticut took place at 
Fort Griswold, in Groton, Sept. 6, 1781, when the fort, defended 
by 150 men, under command of Col. Ledyard, was taksen by 800 
British troops. After the surrender commenced a terrible inhuman 
massacre, — the Colonel was murdered with his own sword, — more 
than half his men were killed, — the ground was soaked with 
blood. At last a British officer cried out to stop the carnage, say- 
ing, "My soul cannot bear such destruction." Two of the Starrs 
were among the victims killed, several were wounded, and many 
suffered loss of property as the British burned the town. The 
State granted to the sufferers a large tract of land in Ohio, known 
as "The Fire Lands." 


THOMAS STARR, son of Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Sept. 27, 1668, in New London, and was one of the patentees of 
the town Oct. 14, 1704. He soon after settled in Groton on his 
large farm bordering the river; was a shipwright, and built a sloop 
called the Sea-Flower, which he describes as "a square-sterned 
vessel of 67 tuns burden, built in G.,'' which he sold in 1710 for 
£180 sterling. He d. Jan. 31, 1711-12, at the age of 42. 

He married Jan. 1, 1693-4, MARY, daughter of Capt. James 
and Mary (Vine) MORGAN, b. March 20, 1670. She d. the 
widow of William Peabody, Sept. 14, 1765. 

Aug. 2, 1696, they both entered into covenant with the Church 
in New London, and had their child Mary baptized. 


A. Mary, b. June 29, bap. Aug. 2, 1696, d. April 15, 1774; she m. 

Nov. 1, 1716, Capt. John Chester, who d. June 1, 1771, a), about 
80 ; buried in Starr cem. 


John, b. Sept. 9, 1717; Thomas, Aug. 18, 1721; Benajah, b. Oct. 
18, 1724, m. Jerusha Starr [22 A.]; James, b. March 4, 1727; 
Joseph, b. March 6, 1730; Simeon, b. March 20, 1733; Catherine, 
b. June 20, 1736; Levi, b. July 25, 1739. 



B. Hannah, b. Aug. 29, bap. Oct. 2, 1698; did she m. — Buttolph? 
+ Thomas, b. Sept. 26, 1700, d. 1701. 

C Jerusha, b. Feb. 8, bap. 21, 1702-3, m. William Peabody, Jun.f of 
Little Compton, R I. 

21 Rachel, b. Sept. 15, bap. 23, 1705. 

D James, b. Oct. 18, 1708; May 4, 1735, received to full communion 
in the church at G., and in 1754 and '55 was one of the church 
committee. He was one of the sufferers by the enemy, petitions 
the General Assembly for relief, and his taxes were abated; 
joiner; administration was taken on his estate in the spring of 
1787; left a widow Hannah; no record of death or mention of 

22 Thomas, b. April 10, 1711. 

2 I.- 

Rachel Starr, dau. of Thomas 20, b. Sept. 15, 1705, d. Feb. 4, 1791. 
She m. (1st) Nov. 14, 1726, DANIEL, son of George, and Mary ( Witherell) 
DENISON, b. June 27, 1703, d. 1748, at New London. After his death 
she m. Col. Ebenezer Avery (2d wife), who was wounded in the fight at 
Fort Griswold ; were both buried in the. cem. east of the fort. 


Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1728, m. Samuel Douglas; (2d) James Thompson. — 
Daniel, b. Dec. 16, 1730, d. 1793, m. 1755, Catharine Avery; removed to 
Stephentown, N. Y.— Thomas, b. Nov. 4, 1732, m. Catharine Starr [58].— 
Rachel, b. Sept. 20, 1734, m., 1757, Joseph Copp of G.— Samuel, b. Nov. 9, 
1736, d. about 1767, in N. L.— Hannah, b. July 2, 1739, m. 1768, Henry 
Jepson, of N. L. — Phebe, m. 1761, Lieut. Ebenezer Avery, Jr., who was 
killed at Fort Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781; she afterward m. Capt. Jonathan 
Fish, and d. Dec. 22, 1818, se. 78.— Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1743, d. Nov. 19, 1767, 
unnrd. — James, b. April 18, 1746, m. Jerusha Chester [22 A]. — Elizabeth, 
b. Nov. 19, 1748, d. 1822, m. 1770, John Barber of G., d. 1816. 


THOMAS STARR, son of Thomas 20, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. April 10, 1711; lived on the Starr homestead in 
Groton; farmer. Sept. 1, 1734, himself and wife united with the 
Church; d. May 14, 1759.* 

He m. JERUSHA, dau. of Nicholas and Jerusha STREET, 
d. July 6, 1790, in her 75th year.* 


23 Thomas, b. July 29, bap. Sept. 1, 1734. 

A Jerusha, b. Aug. 5, " 7, 1737, d. Aug. 18, 1760.* She married 

Benajah, son of John and Mary (Starr) Chester [20 A], b. Oct. 18, 

1724, d. Nov. 23, 1782.* 

* Buried in Starr Cemetery. 




Nicholas, d. Feb. 16, 1777, se. 20, 4, 7 days.*— Starr.— Isaac— 
Jerusha, m. James Denison [21]. 
+ Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1740, d. Nov. 14, 1741. 
27 John, b. Jan. 16, bap. March 6, 1742-3. 
34 William, b. April 20, bap. June 2, 1745. 
133 Hannah, b. Oct. 14, 1747, bap. Jan. 31, 1748. 
B James, b. May 18, bap. Aug. 4, 1751, d. Jan. 30, 1777, unm'd.* 
C Rachel, b. Jan. 10, 1755, d. Nov. 12, 1778,* unm'd. 
* Buried in Starr Cemetery. 


THOMAS STARR, son of Thomas 22, Thomas 20, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. July 29, 1734; cabinet-maker and 
farmer; lived where his fathers lived; d. Nov. 13, 1800, where 
they died; sleeps with them in the Starr Burial Ground in Groton, 
He m. ZIPPORAH, dau. of James and Keziah (Haynes) STREET, 
b. Aug. 27, 1737, d. Aug. 22, 1805; Oct. 16, 1763, were both 
admitted to the First church. 


A Thomas, b. Nov. 4, 1762; killed at Fort Griswold Sept, 6, 1781, 

buried in the Starr burial ground — on the stone is the following 

inscription : 


Thomas Starr, Jtp 

who was slain in 

Fort Griswold, Sept. 6 th , 1781, 

in the 19 th year 

of his age.'''' 

B Jerusha, b. July 31, 1764, d. Feb. 23, 1789, unm'd. 

C Catharine, b. Feb. 15, 1766, d. Aug. 14, 1831 (d. April 16, 1830). 

D Betsey, b. Oct. 22, 1768, d. Jan. 15, 1805; she m. Oct. 1, 1804, Amos 

Hurlburt, husband of her sister Sally [F], dec'd. 
E Nancy, b. Aug. 9, 1771, d. Feb. 8, 1837, unm'd. 
F Sally, b. Aug. 7, 1773, d. May 10, 1804; she m. Jan. 3, 1796, Amos, 

son of Ruf us and (Lester) Hurlburt of G. After her death, 

he m. her sister Betsey [D], and removed to Geneva, N. Y., 

where they all died. 


Sophia, m. Henry Harris. — Melinda, m. Howard Harris. — Sally, 
m. Henry Green. — Nancy, m. William Whiting. 
24 John, b. Dec. 21, 1775. 


JOHN STARR, son of Thomas 23, Thomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 21, 1775, cultivated 



the ancestral farm in Groton, built and occupied the house on the 
delightful hill near the river, now in possession of his son Norman ; 
Cong.; d. July 9, 1863; m. March 13, 1804, LYDIA, dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Esther (Chapman) BUTTON, b. July 3, 1784, at North 
G.; d. June 26, 1830. 


A Sally, b. Jan. 6, 1806 ; is living in Groton, and long may she live to 
enjoy this book — so long waited for,— that from her well-stored 
memory contains many interesting facts of the family, and name 
she loves. 

B Austin Leonard, b. April 27, 1808 ; a respected farmer in his native 
town; Cong. ; m. Dec. 30, 1844, Rhoda, dau. of Moses Jones and 
Sally (Buddington) Colver, b. Aug. 27, 1816, at G. ; d. Feb. 16, 
1876 ; no children. 

C Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 6, 1810, m. Jan. 26, 1840, Paul Allen Comstock, son 
of Paul and Celinda (Comstock) Rogers, b. June 6, 1813, in 
Waterf ord, Ct. ; lived in New London ; in 1863 removed to Groton 
on to the old Starr farm ; both members of Bap. church ; no chil- 

25 John Robertson, b. April 11, 1813. 

D Thomas Street, b. Sept. 18, 1815, m. Nov. 27, 1837, Eliza Loveridge 
of Lyme, Ct. He was a shoemaker in New London ; returned to 
Groton; d. May 8, 1843. Their dau. 
E Ellen Street Starr, b. Nov., 1841, m. Charles Eakin and re- 
moved South. 

F Susan, b. April 15, 1818; member of Bap. church; is living in G. ; m. 
April 16, 1843, Youngs Avery, son of Rufus and Fanny (Bailey) 
Turner of G., b. July 15, 1815; farmer in G. ; d. Jan. 6, 1871. 


Franklin Starr, b. Feb. 27, 1844, d. Sept. 19, 1870.— Mary Jane, 
b. June 7, 1845, m. Sept. 2, 1861, Nathan Haley; after his 
death, she m. Oct. 13, 1873, Timothy D. Morse, of Providence, 
R. I. — Georgiana, b. Dec. 24, 1846. — Lydia Ann, b. May 19, 
1849, m. July 1, 1872, Geo. A. Whipple, and d. Jan. 16, 1874.— 
John Allen, b. April 5, 1851, m. March 23, 1873, Mary Frances 
Turner.— Charles Martin, b. Dec. 24, 1853, d. Feb. 27, 1856.— 
Eunice, b. Feb. 6, 1856. 

G Eliza Holt, b. May 2, 1820, m. March 1, 1850, Samuel Asa, son of Asa 
and Phebe (Gard) Perkins, b. Dec. 16, 1822; farmer; Cong.; res. 
Groton. Their only child, 
Marshall Appley, b. Nov. 6, 1854, d. Sept. 11, 1858. 

H Hannah, b. Dec. 11, 1823; member of the Bap. church; lives in G. ; 
m. Feb. 6, 1843, Elhanan Winchester, son of Chester and Sally 
(Fitch) Appley, b. March 14, 1820, in Canterbury, Ct. He was a 
blacksmith; went on a whaling voyage; started for home in 1845, 



on a Spanish bark bound for Callao, of which no tidings were 
ever received ; supposed to have been lost at sea. A daughter, 
Sarah Fitch, b. Dec. 31, 1844, m. Dec. 10, 1868, James A., son of 
Elijah and Eliza {Turner) Morgan of G., b. Feb. 3, 1837; res. 
Poquonnock, Ct. 
26 Norman, b. Nov. 1, 1825. 


JOHN ROBERTSON STARR, son of John 24, b. April 11, 
1813, m. (1st) Oct. 16, 1837, HARRIET AUGUSTA, dau. of 
Capt. Geo. and Lucy (Capron) HALSEY, b. March 28, 1815, in 
Preston; 'd. Oct. 26, 1843; m. (2d) April 29, 1845, BETSEY AN- 
GELINE, dau. of Rufus and Fanny {Bailey) TURNER, b. Nov. 
20, 1822; d. Oct. 8, 1856; m. (3d) March 30, 1858, PRUDENCE 
TURNER, sister of his second wife, b. March 24, 1824; a farmer 
on the borders of the old farm in Groton ; himself and wife mem- 
bers of Cong, church. 


A John Halsey, b. Mch. 16, 1846, d. Aug. 11, 1868, unm'd. 

B Eunice Angeline, b. Feb. 3, 1850, m. Feb. 22, 1870, George Moses, 

son of Henry and Mary {Patten) Allen, b. Apl. 30, 1846. Res. 

Enfield, Conn. 


Lucinda Betsey, b. Mch. 24, 1872.— Harriet Starr, b. May 21, 

1874.— Harry Edward, b. July 28, 1877. 
C Harriet Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1856, m. Apl. 20, 1878, George Alfred, 

son of Alfred Porter and Mary {Starr) Hollo way [38 A], b. June 

3, 1853. Is engaged in the fishery business at G. 
+ Eddie, b. Aug. 13, 1860, d. May 27, 1868. 

: S6 . — 

Capt. NORMAN STARR, son of John 24, b. Nov. 1, 1825, m. 
May 17, 1853. MARY ABBY, dau. of Lyman and Drusilla 
[Madden) LAMB, b. Oct. 15, 1834, at Ledyard. Taking his young 
wife, he sailed from New London June 21, 1853, on a whaling 
voyage in the bark "Candace;" visited the Western and Cape de 
Verde Islands; reached Honolulu Feb., 1854; after a few months' 
whaling in Margaretta Bay, Lower Cal., sailed via San Francisco 
to Puget Sound, Straits of Juan de Fuca, for lumber; thence to 
Tahiti; thence with a cargo of fruit for Australia; returning to 
Honolulu and Margaretta Bay, sailed to the Ladrone Islands; from 
thence to China; leaving Hong Kong for Siam Feb., 1857, remain- 
ing at Bangkok until Apl., 1858. After visiting Amoy, Shanghai, 



and Hong Kong, sailed for home Dec, 1860, arriving safely after 
an absence of 8 years, and is now settled on the Starr homestead 
in Groton. 


A Kate Ann, b. Feb. 18, 1854, in Honolulu, m. Oct. 23, 1873, George 
William, son of James Henry and Susanna McFarland, b. June 
23, 1854, at Chelmsford, Mass. ; clerk in Bridgeport, Conn. 

+ Thomas Street, b. Sept. 18, 1863, d. Oct. 3, 1863. 

B Ada Drtjsilla, b. Jan. 8, 1867. 



JOHN STARR, son of Thomas 22, Thomas 20, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 16, bap. Mch. 6, 1743, at Groton, 
Ct. He went to Nova Scotia to settle, but on the opening of the war 
of the Revolution, espousing the cause of the colonists against the 
Crown of England, was compelled to flee from the Province with- 
out his family, and returned to his native place; his family after- 
ward arrived. He immediately volunteered in the service of his 
country, and in the terrible fight at Fort Griswold was wounded 
by a musket ball through the left elbow, losing the use of his arm. 
The Government gave him a pension for life and 1,000 acres of 
land in Franklin Co., O., within and adjoining the present city of 
Columbus, to which he decided to emigrate; and in the spring of 
1812, with his family, started for their future home in two large 
wagons; were seven weeks on the journey, arriving at their desti- 
nation in June of that year. The site of the city was then a dense 
forest, with but a single log cabin upon it. His farm lay on the 
east side of the Sciota River, where a clearing was soon made, 
and two log cabins, of a single room each, were put up, one of 
which is still, or was until recently, standing. The}^ endured all 
the trials and hardships incident to a frontier life, and the difficul- 
ties encountered by early settlers in a new country. 

He was a member of the Congregational church in Groton, 
and of the Presbyterian church in Columbus. The committee 
appointed by the Connecticut Legislature to report on the condi- 
tion of the sufferers at Fort Griswold, describe him "as a man of 
good character — took up arms for our liberties — obliged to leave 



Nova Scotia without his family — got them since — severely woun- 
ded," etc. Of him and his son, one who knew them adds: "They 
were quiet, honest Presbyterians, with no other ambition than to 
be good farmers, and to raise their children in their own religious 
faith and practice, which they certainly did." He d. Aug. 10, 
1824, buried with his wife and all their children (except Joseph) 
in "Green Lawn Cemetery," Columbus. He m. Nov. 23, 1773, 
MARY, dau. of Matthew and Margaret SHARP, b. Jan. 14, 
1740, 0. S., d. Nov. 29, 1812, about five months after reaching 
their new home. 


28 John, b. Aug. 30, 1774. 

A Joseph, b. Aug. 19, 1776, went with his parents to Ohio ; afterwards 
returned to Groton; sailed thence to the East Indies. In 1814 he 
wrote that he had been successful, made a fortune, was captain 
of the ship, and would soon sail for home. This was the last 
heard of him. Never married. 

B Mart, b. May 5, 1782. She m. (1st) Henry Warner; lived in C. ; had 
one son, Henry Dore, who d. Sept. 27, 1834, in his 20th year. 
After her husband's death, she m. James Woods, an Englishman 
of wealth. He was making preparations to build a house on his 
wife's farm, when they were both attacked by the cholera, and d. 
within an hour of each other July 26, 1833 ; buried in the same 

C Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1785, d. May 4, 1815, unm'd. 

D Rachel, b. Mch. 29, 1787, d. May 8, 1852. She m. (1st) July 29, 
1813, William, son of William and Charity (Skidmore) Marshall, 
d. Feb. 8, 1819 ; a farmer at Franklinton, near C. 


Lucas Salvin, b. Oct. 4, 1815.— Mary Starr, b. Dec. 19, 1817. 
After the death of her husband, she m. (2d) Jan. 23, 1822, John, 
son of Joshua and Mary (Titus) Matthews, b. Dec. 1, 1790, at 
Trenton, N. J. ; a farmer; lived one mile west of C. ; d. Jan. 15, 
1875 ; both exemplary members of the Meth. church. 


Joseph Starr, b. Nov. 25, 1822; living at Gahanna, O.— John 
Starr, b. May 6, 1826; living at C. 
E Eunice, b. July 27, 1791; united with the Cong, church in Groton 
July 3, 1806, afterward with Presb. church in C. ; d. Jan. 19, 1831. 
She m. Aug. 18, 1814, Joseph, son of Joseph and Margaret 
{McOahy) Hunter, b. Nov. 16, 1793, in Cumberland Co., Pa.; 
farmer and merchant in C. At the time of the gold excitement, 
he started overland for California, and d. of cholera on the way, 
June 2, 1849. 




Mandlebert Starr, b. Aug. 6, 1817, res. Columbus. — Return Joseph, 
b. Men., 1819, d. Apl. 4, 1877, at Indianapolis.— Orville Sharp, b. 
Mch., 1821, living in Douglas, 111.— Livonia Purdy, b. 1823, d. 
Mch., 1853, at Mount Morris, 111.— Wilson McGahy, b. 1825, d. 
Sept. 12, 1828.— John Starr, b. 1827, d. Aug. 27, 1834.— Andrew 
McElvaine, b. Jan. 12, 1831, d. Nov. 19, 1866, in Louisiana.— 
Eunice Starr, b, Jan. 12, 1831, m., lives at Clinton, Mo. 


JOHN STARR, son of John 27, Thomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 30, 1774, in Nova 
Scotia; was an infant when his parents returned to Groton, Conn., 
where he m. Oct. 7, 1801, BETSEY, dau. of Jonathan and Bath- 
sheba [Chester) HAVENS, b. Feb. 20, 1783, in New London, d. 
May 23, 1865. Emigrated to Columbus with his father's family 
in 1812; owned a valuable farm adjoining C. on the north; d. 
Oct. 18, 1837. They united with the Cong, church in G. July 3, 
1806, dismissed by letter Aug. 14, 1811, and became esteemed 
members of Presb. church at C, the records of which were kept 
by him for many years. 


A Betsey, b. Aug. 30, 1802. She early in life became a Christian, 
united with Presb. church in C, in Iowa with Cong, church. 
Her whole life was a beautiful model of Christian piety; d. July 
1, 1849; she m. Dec. 12, 1822, Aaron Case, son of Lemuel Gor- 
don and Dorcas {Case) Humphrey, b. Feb. 3, 1799, at Simsbury, 
Conn; member of the Meth. church; farmer at Tipton, Cedar 
Co., Iowa; d. Apl. 9, 1877. 


Sophronia, b. Sept. 20, 1823, d. Aug. 12, 1828.— Lurenda, b. 
Nov. 5, 1825.— Philo David, b. Feb. 15, 1827.— John Wildbahn, 
b. Jan. 17, 1829, d. Sept. 20, 1832.— Chester Case, b. July 13, 
1830; minister of the Cong, order. — Aaron Gordon, b. July 19, 
1832; physician at Galesburg, 111. — Lucinda, b. Sept. 8, 1834, d. 
Dec. 27, 1864.— John Wildbahn, b. June 27, 1836.— Sophronia, b. 
Nov. 27, 1838.— Laura, b. Feb. 16, 1842.— Mary Emily, b. Jan. 9, 
1844.— Sarah Eliza, b. Feb. 25, 1846. 

29 John Havens, b. Dec. 31, 1803. 

+ Lorinda, b. Apl. 12, 1805, d. Oct. 26, 1806; buried in the "Starr 
Burial Ground," in Groton. 

B Sophronia, b. Feb. 20, 1807, m. Feb. 12, 1829 (2d wife), Dr. Nathaniel, 
son of Noah and Sarah {Carroll) Harris, b. Sept. 25, 1793, in 
Trenton, N. J.; went to Ohio in 1815; studied law; after his 2d 
5 (23) 


marriage res. in C, and was U. S. Deputy Marshal; in 1859 set- 
tled at Springfield, 111. Both members of Presb. church. Chil- 
dren not reported. 
C Lorinda, b. Apl. 17, 1809; member of Presb. church; d. June 17, 
1837. She m. Apl. 14, 1829, John, son of Thomas and Elizabeth 
{Hartmari) Wildbahn, b. Nov. 12, 1799, in Phil. ; settled at Marion, 
O. ; is in the saddlery business; has m. again. 


Elizabeth, b. May, 1830; she graduated at the Female Sem., 
Worthington, O. ; taught in the Female Coll. at Delaware, O. , 
and mathematics at a seminary in Jacksonville, 111. ; d. Sept. 9, 
1858.— Thomas Cratly, b. May, 1837, d. Sept. 25, 1837. 

30 Joseph Ruese, b. Nov. 12, 1810. 

D Lucinda, b. Aug. 17, 1813, m. Feb. 4, 1846, Dr. James Fulton, son 
of James and Margaret {Mitchell) Boal, b. Apl. 24, 1817, in Union 
Co. , O. ; graduated, 1849, at Medical Coll. of C. ; settled at Buda, 
111., 1866; physician; trustee of Cong, church, of which all the 
family are members. 


Albert D'Estaing, b. Nov. 12, 1847.— Martha Emma, b. Jan. 22, 
1853, d. Oct. 5, 1854.— Ella Starr, b. Aug. 16, 1855, at Amity, O. 

32 Simeon Chester, b. June 1, 1815. 

E William, b. Mch. 22, 1817, m. Mch. 21, 1852, Sophia, dau. of John 
and Sophia {Baker) Starr [251 B], b. Aug. 25, 1820, in Granville, O. ; 
harness maker; lived four years in Kankakee, 111.; in 1860 re- 
turned to C. ; are, with their son, members of Cong, church ; he 
was elder in Presb. church in K. 


F Calvin Rose, b. Sept. 5, 1857; is a merchant in C. 
G Mary Louisa, b. Oct. 19, 1860. 
+ Son, b. and d. Jan. 10, 1819. 

H Emily, b. Dec. 12, 1819; member of Presb. church of C. for 20 years, 
now connected with the Methodist. She m. Dec. 31, 1846, Henry, 
son of Hasel and Jane {Demorest) Doremus, b. Nov. 22, 1818, in 
Paterson, N. J. ; went west in 1839, settled at C. ; contractor and 
builder; d. June 23, 1878. 


Charles Starr, b. Dec. 12, 1847, d. Dec. 20, 1849.— Henry Her- 
bert, b. Dec. 2, 1848, d. July 28, 1850.— Mary Ella, b. Sept. 25, 
1851, d. Aug. 8, 1878, m. Oct. 19, 1870, Chs. V. Hamer; had 3 
children. — Emma Jane, b. Aug. 19, 1853. — James Henry, b. Aug. 
14, 1855.— Leila Ada, b. Mch. 2, 1857.— Frank Starr, b. Aug. 10, 
1859.— John Edgar, b. Apl. 2, 1862. 

33 Calvin, b. Apl. 2, 1822. 

4- Daughter, b. and d. Dec. 10, 1824. 
I Mart Jane, b. May 7, 1826, d. Aug. 18, 1878, unm'd. 




JOHN HAVENS STARR, son of John 28, John 27, Thomas 22, 
Thomas 20, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 31, 1803, 
at Groton; was 9 years old when the family removed to Columbus; 
m. Sept. 27, 1827, MYRA, dau. of Russell and Parmelia F AL- 
LEY, b. Dec. 29, 1802, in Westfield, Mass., d. Dec. 28, 1838; m. 
(2d) Oct. 30, 1839, CLARISSA, dau. of Samuel and Ruth (Root) 
FALLEY, of Granville, 0., b. July 23, 1812, at Westfield, Mass.; 
a devoted Christian, member of Cong, church; d. Apl. 4, 1875. 
In 1850 he left Ohio and settled at Tipton, Cedar Co., Iowa, a 
prosperous farmer, an honored, respected citizen. At the age of 
20 he was converted and united with the Presbyterian church, 
and afterward chosen ruling elder. An active, devoted Christian, 
faithful in his duties, always in his place at the prayer-meeting, 
earnest in Sunday-school work, organizing Sunday-schools in desti- 
tute neighborhoods, a friend to the poor, and a cheerful giver to all 
benevolent enterprises, he finished his labors Mch. 13, 1873, and 
entered upon his eternal rest. 

CHILDREN by first wipe. 

A Havens, b. Sept. 1, 1828; graduated at Marietta College; studied law; 
admitted to the bar in Iowa City; went to Seneca, Kan.; prac- 
ticed his profession for several years; was District Judge one 
year; d. Nov. 29, 1863, unm'd. 

+ Adelle, b. Feb. 1, 1830, d. July 16, 1831. 

B Anson, b. Nov. 18, 1831, res. Tipton, unm'd. 

+ William Wallace, b. Aug. 2, 1834, d. Sept. 14, 1836. 

+ John Calvin, b. Feb. 24, 1837, d. Oct. 11, 1841. 


C Myra Adelle, b. Aug. 24, 1840, m. Feb. 16, 1865, David Foy, res. 
Osceola, Neb. 

D Harriet Clarissa, b. Aug. 27, 1842, m. Apl. 2, 1861, Rev. John Wil- 
son, son of Thomas and Hannah (Bell) Knott, b. Mch. 26, 1836, 
. at Jamestown, Ind. ; graduated 1867, at the Theological Sem. at 
Chicago ; ordained the same year by the Presbytery of Cedar, la. ; 
ministered to several churches in Iowa and Illinois, and since 
July, 1872, pastor of the Presb. church at Lodi, Wis. , which has 
greatly prospered under his ministry. 


Alfred Edson, b. Jan. 10, 1863, d. Sept. 15, 1865, at Tipton.— 
Herbert Lowell, b. Jan. 10, 1865.— Walter LeRoy, b. Feb. 19, 
1867.— Robert Arthur, b. Feb. 13, 1870, at Mechanicsville, la.— 
Mary Louisa, b. Sept. 28, 1872, at Lodi.— Anna Laura, b. Nov. 3, 
1874, d. July 13, 1876. 



E John Calvin, b. Nov. 24, 1843, a soldier in the late war ; enlisted at 
the age of 18, July, 1862, in Co. B, 24th Regt., Iowa Vol. The 
regiment went to Helena, Ark. , where he had an attack of chronic 
diarrhoea, from which he never wholly recovered, but was always 
on duty when able ; was in the siege of Yicksburg, and in several 
warm skirmishes. When his parents urged him to apply for a 
discharge on account of his health, his reply was: "No, indeed; 
I will serve until the enemy are conquered, or die in the attempt." 
On the evening of June 30, 1864, while on picket duty, he fell 
insensible, was carried to the hospital, died the next morning, 
and was buried with soldiers' honors in the Patriot Cemetery near 
Thibodeaux, La. 

-+- Samuel Richard, b. Sept. 2, 1845, d. Jan. 25, 1846. 

+ Frances Richard, b. Jan. 10, 1847, d. Apl. 11, 1854. 

F Eunice Falley, b. Dec. 27, 1848, m. Sept. 11, 1866, Samuel P., son 
of James and Sarah E. (Lindruff) Foy, b. Jan. 10, 1848, in Bel- 
mont Co., O. ; a painter; res. Tipton. 

foy children. 

Anna Mabel, b. July 6, 1868.— Nellie, b. June 19, 1873, d. Sept. 
28/ 1874.— Charles, b. Oct. 4, 1876. 
G Mary Cyrene, b. May 6, 1851, m. July 11, 1872, Edmund Fenton, 
son of Nathan C. and Margaret (Lyon) Burson, b. Feb. 15, 1838, 
at New Lisbon, O. ; a dentist at Onargo, 111. 


Guy Le Vaughn, b. June 22, 1873, at Tipton.— Eugene Vernon, 
b. July 11, 1875, at Joliet, 111. 
+ Francis, b. Oct. 30, 1854, d. Aug. 3, 1855. 


JOSEPH RUESE STARR, son of John 28, John 27, Thomas 
22, Thomas 20, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 12, 
1810, in Groton, Conn.; was an infant when the family went to 
Ohio; a farmer; lived on the homestead of his father in the north- 
ern portion of Columbus, O. ; a devoted Christian from his youth, 
and member of the Presbyterian church; d. June 19, 1858. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 16, 1837, MARTHA CRAIG, dau. of Samuel 
and Belle (Craig) McDANIEL, b. Jan. 20, 1816, in Franklin Co., 
O., d. Jan. 29, 1849; m. (2d) Dec. 5, 1849, JANE SUDDICK, 
dau. of William and Rebekah (Suddich) LONG, b. March 26, 
1814, at C. ; living with her sons at Stelapolis, Iowa. 


31 Augustine, b. Nov. 30, 1838. 

A Samuel Craig, b. Nov. 25, 1840; a consistent Christian and member 
of the Pres. church in Columbus. He enlisted in his country's 



service Aug. 18, 1862, in Co. B, 95th Reg't, 0. Vol. In the fight 
at Guntown, Miss. , he was wounded in the left, lung, and taken 
prisoner; survived about six weeks, but date, and place of death 
and burial, are unknown. 

" Though nameless, trampled, and forgot, 
His servants' humble ashes lie ; 
Yet God has marked and sealed the spot, 
To call its inmate to the sky." 

+ Andrew Reuse, b. Oct. 25, 1848, d. Dec. 11, 1848. 


B William Long, b. May 26, 1851. > Feb. 1863, they left C, went to 
C John Calyin, b. Oct. 31, 1852. ) Iowa and settled at Stelapolis : 
farmers; unm'd; Congregational. 

31.-, _ , 

Dr. AUGUSTINE STARR, son of Joseph Reuse 30, b. Nov. 30, 
1838, at Columbus; settled, in June, 1867, at Canal "Winchester, 
Franklin Co., 0. ; a physician ; served in a six months battalion of 0. 
Vols, in the late war; Presbyterian. He m. Oct. 29, 1867, 
ELECTA THOMPSON, dan. of Dr. Ezekiel and Hetty {Thomp- 
son) WHITEHEAD, b. Oct. 8, 1840, at Jersey, O. 


A Lila, b. Aug. 15, 1868. 

B Joseph Ezekiel, b. Dec. 13, 1869. 

C George Craig, b. May 26, 1872. 

D Nelson Augustine, b. Sept. 17, 1874. 

E Hetty Belle, b. Oct. 21, 1876. 

________ 3^ 

SIMEON CHESTER STARR, son of John 28, b. June 1, 1815, 
at Columbus; was High Sheriff of Marion Co., 0., five years; 
April, 1856, removed to Tipton, Iowa, farmer; Nov., 1875, went to 
Texas; now living at Fort Worth; m. Nov. 19, 1840, MARTHA 
DORMER, dau. of Charles and Flavia (Darhy) SWEETSER, b. 
Nov. 17, 1818, in Del. Co., 0. 


+ Sweetser North, b. Dec. 23, 1841, d. Jan. 6, 1843. 

4- Ellen Mary, b. July 1, 1843, d. Apl. 28, 1844. 

A Richmond West, b. Aug. 9, 1845, at C. ; studied law, admitted to 

the bar Dec. 10, 1869, by the District Court of Cedar Co., Iowa; 

now a real estate agt. and attorney at law at Fort Worth, Tarrant 

Co., Tex. He m. Aug. 19, 1875, Clara Banks, dau. of Richard 

and Lusetta (Smith) Salmon of Chicago. 
+ Charles Carey, b. Nov. 21, 1847, d. Sept. 9, 1853. 




Dr. CALVIN STARR, son of John 28, b. April 2, ]822, at 
Columbus, 0. ; graduated Feb., 1851, at the Medical College at Cleve- 
land. In 1857, settled at Iowa City, Iowa; a Homeopathic physician; 
Cong. He m. Sept. 23, 1851, SOPHIA JOANNA, dau. of John 
and Margaret {Hivling) McPHERSON, b. June 30, 1829, at 
Xenia, 0. 


+ Calvin, b. June 12, 1852, d. Sept. 3, 1852. 

A George Burt, b. Aug. 19, 1854. 

B Clarence Allen, b. Feb. 24, 1856; is in the Post-office at Iowa City. 

+ Willie, b. July 1, 1859, d. Oct. 27, 1860. 

C Emma Hivling, b. Aug. 23, 1862. 

D Mary Porter, b. Feb. 26, 1865. 

E John Aukeny, b. March 25, 1868. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Thomas 22, Thomas 20, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. April 20, 1745; a man of irreproach- 
able character, quiet, unassuming, and greatly beloved. He inher- 
ited the southerly portion of the old Starr farm, on which he built 
his house, pleasantly located about a mile north of the present 
ferry, now occupied by wid. Betsey A. Fish. He was the leading 
blacksmith of the town, and manufactured axes, hoes, ploughshares, 
spades, forks, and other agricultural implements of iron for the 
farmers of the place. He was in Fort Griswold at the time of the 
massacre, and was severely wounded in the breast by a musket 
ball; also suffered the loss of property by the destruction of the 
town, so that the State abated his taxes. The Pension Report 
says, " William Starr, Q. M., 8th Reg't Ct. Militia, placed on Pen- 
sion Rolls Sept. 26, 1788. Disabled Sept. 6, 1781.' He d. Dec. 
31, 1816; buried with his wives in the Starr Burial Ground. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 1, 1770, FRELOVE, dau. of Benj. and Fre- 
love BAILEY, d. Feb. 8, 1799, in her 52d year; m. (2d) Aug. 2, 
1800, MARY, dau. of Amos and Deborah (Lamb) STARK, d. 
Dec. 24, 1839, se. 84. 


A Lucinda, b. July 20, 1772; an exemplary Christian; member of Bap. 
church; d. March 10, 1846; she m. Feb. 3, 1793, Dyer, son of 
Thomas and Sarah Harris, b. Nov. 25, 1765, at New London, 
where he d. Aug. 23, 1813. 




Sally, b. Nov. 26, 1793, d. Jan. 7, 1862, unm'd. — Ebenezer, b. 
Aug. 4, 1795, d. Feb. 10, 1844.— Lucinda, b. Jan. 11, 1798, d. Sept, 
1, 1801.— Austin, b. March 8, 1801, d. Nov. 25, 1839.— Douglas 
Woodworth, b. Dec. 22, 1802, d. Sept. 3, I860.— Lyman, b. Aug. 
25, 1804, d. May 20, 1872.— Alfred, b. March 4, 1807, d. Oct. 14, 
1875.— Janett, b. April 4, 1809, d. April 22, 1868, m. F. W. Holt, 
of K L.— William, b. Dec. 29, 1810, d. Feb. 8, 1842.— Mary Ann, 
b. Dec. 27, 1813, d. Feb. 20, 1842. 

B William, b. July 11, 1775. He went to Birmingham, Erie Co., Ohio. 
The first burial there was Sept. 18, 1818 ; the next was his wife 
Arminta. After her death he went to Mo. ; d. March, 1851, in 
Quincy, 111. ; farmer. 

C Jabez, b. Oct. 24, 1777, d. Nov. 10, 1796. 

D Frelove, b. May 19, 1780, m. Jesse Burdick, of Newport, R. I. ; and 
d. Dec, 1822. 

35 Elisha, b. Sept. 20, 1782. 

44 Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1784. 

47 Perez, b. June 19, 1786. 

48 Jared, b. Jan. 13, 1791. 
52 Dudley, b. Dec. 19, 1792. 

— . — 3^ 

ELISHA STARR, son of William 34, Thomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 20, 1782; a farmer 
boy; became a merchant in New London. After a few years he 
purchased a part of his father's farm in Groton, and lived at the 
old homestead until he removed to his new residence on the crown 
of the hill overlooking the river and the City of New London; a 
highly respected citizen, declining office when offered, ever 
devoted to his farm and family; d. Aug. 1, 1867; Congregational. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 20, 1803, SALLY, dau. of William and Eliz- 
abeth (Hempstead) HOLT, b. Nov. 5, 1776, d. March 6, 1856; m. 
(2d) Jan. 9, 1859, FANNY PENDLETON, b. Dec. 9, 1798, at 
Stonington; d. 


+ Eliza Eldredge, b. Nov. 14, 1804, d. Sept. 17, 1805. 

A Mary Holt, b. Dec. 20, 1805, d. May 14, 1835, unm'd. 

36 William Holt, b. May 27, 1808. 

38 Charles Holt, b. Aug. 1, 1810. 

39 David Holt, b. Oct. 22, 1813. 

42 Henry Holt, b. Aug. 28, 1815. 

43 Edwin Holt, b. Aug. 1, 1817. 




WILLIAM HOLT STARR, son of Elisha 35, William 34, 
Thomas 22, Thomas 20, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
May 27, 1808, in Groton; brought up on the farm; apprenticed to 
a house-carpenter; worked at that occupation a few years, then 
removed to New York and engaged in the mercantile business and 
manufacturing; resided in Brooklyn; afterward in Orange, N. J.; 
from thence returned to Conn., settled at New London, in the 
book trade; edited and published "The Family Repository" and 
other horticultural publications. 

He was elected in 1858 to the State Senate, in 1871 appointed 
assistant State Marshal, and for years has filled various municipal 
offices. He is the Secretary of the N. L. Co. Historical Society, 
and prepared and published the Centennial Sketch of New London, 
a most interesting and valuable document. He has been deeply 
interested in this Starr history, and to him the compiler is greatly 
indebted for valuable assistance in collecting, and especially in 
preparing the record of the Groton family, assistance most cheer- 
fully given amid many pressing duties and cares. 

He united with the Cong, church in G. May 4, 1834, was Elder 
for 15 years in the Pres. church in Brooklyn, is now Deacon in 1st 
Cong, church of N. L., which office he has held for about 20 years. 

He m. Oct. 7, 1833, FRELOVE HURLBURT, dau. of Joshua 
and Feelove {Hurlburt) WILLIAMS, b. Dec. 9, 1804, at Ston- 
ington, Ct.; a member of Cong, church. 


37 William Henry, b. Oct. 20, 1834. 

A Eliza Dummer, b. July 1, 1836. 

B Sarah Jane, b. Dec. 10, 1838. 

C Helen Louisa, b. March 14, 1843; m. Nov. 18, 1867. 

Charles, son of Robert and Emeline (Denison) Allyn, b. Sept. 5, 
1842, at Wilbraham, Mass. He is a bookseller and publisher in 
New London. 


•Charles, b. June 1, 1869.— Louisa Hurlburt, b. Oct. 2, 1870.— 
Robert, b. Nov. 29, 1875. 
D Charles Fellows, b. Sept. 12, 1847, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; in 1866 
went to Terre Haute, Ind. , into the mercantile business ; m. Dec. 
24, 1869, Maria, dau. of Francis W. and Elizabeth C. (Fitch) 
Fitch, b. in New London; a teacher,— Principal of the highest 
grade public school at T. H. In 1876 they returned to New Lon- 
don; Cong.; bookseller; no children. 




Rev. WILLIAM HENRY STARR, son of William Holt 36, 
b. Oct. 20, 1834, at Groton, graduated in 1859 at Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Mid., Ct., a teacher. In 1862, licensed as a Methodist 
minister, and supplied the church in Norwich; in 1863 joined the 
Providence (R. I.) Conference, stationed two years each at Hing- 
ham, Sandwich, Nantucket, Attleboro, and now (1877) at So. 
Abington, Mass. He m. Nov. 25, 1859, NANCY, dau. of Caleb 
Miner and Sabea (Gallup) WILLIAMS, b. Feb. 17, 1838, at G. 


-f- Frederick Williams, b. Oct. 15, 1860; d. July 30, 1861. 

+ William Lincoln, b. Oct. 21, 1864; d. Feb. 7, 1874. 

A Mattie Louisa, b. Oct. 22, 1866. 

B Harris Ellwood, b. May 7, 1875. 


Dea. CHARLES HOLT STARR, son of Elisha 35, b. Aug. 1, 

1810, a farmer in Groton, afterwards entensively engaged in the 

fish and oil business, retiring in 1873; Deacon of the Baptist 

church. He m. Oct. 17, 1833, LOUISA ACKLEY, dau. of Paul 

and Celinda (Comstock) ROGERS, b. Jan. 4, 1817, at Waterford, 



A Mary Sarah, b. Nov. 7, 1834; member of Bap. church; m. Feb. 22, 
1852, Alfred Porter, son of Joseph Potter and Esther (Lamb) 
Holloway, b. July 18, 1828, at Preston; ship carpenter at Groton. 


George Alfred, b. June 3, 1853; m. Harriet E. Starr [25 C].— 
Joseph Porter, b. June 11, 1857.— Mary Esther, b. Sept. 6, 1859.— 
Edwin Samuel, b. March 4, 1862.— Louisa Starr, b. April 8, 1869. 
B Emma Matilda, b. Dec. 12, 1835, m. Dec. 5, 1862, Jonathan Jerome, 
son of Benj. and Betsey (Randall) Palmer, b. June 28, 1820, at 
Norwich, N. Y. ; farmer and speculator in Groton ; both members 
of Bap. church. 


Louisa Starr, b. Nov. 25, 1869.— Emma Theresa, b. March 25, 
1873; d. April 12, 1873. 
C Ellen Celinda, b. Sept. 23, 1837; m. Dec. 31, 1862, Thurlow 
Bethel, son of Bethel and Polly ( Wilcox) Merrill, b. April 11, 1841, 
at Cassville, N. Y. ; removed to Chicago, 1873 ; is the Superin- 
tendent of Agencies of Charter Oak L. Ins. Co., of Hartford; 
both members of Bap. church. 
6 (31) 



Mary Emma, b. May 19, 1866.— Ella Starr, b. Jan. 30, 1869.— 
Bessie, b. — . 
D Eliza Holt, b. Oct. 23, 1839, member of Bap. church; m. Oct. 16, 
1862, Henry George, son of George Drisdale and Hannah (Barrow) 
Jerome, b. July 25, 1839, at Montville; farmer at Norwich, Ct. 


Idella Amelia, b. March 14, 1865. — Charles Albert, b. May 14, 
1867.— Franklin Starr, b. Oct. 6, 1870. 

E Charles Franklin, b. Jan. 21, 1842 ; d. July 17, 1852. 

F Frelove Josephine, b. May 25, 1851; member of Bap. church; m. 
April 11, 1871, Henry Byron, son of Rev. Nicholas Tillinghast 
and Susan Congdon (Gardner) Allyn, b. April 27, 1848; confec- 
tioner; d. March 26, 1875. Groton. A child. 
Antoinette Louisa Allyn, b. July 6, 1872. 

G Walter Judson, b. Oct. 27, 1854; stone cutter; m. Feb. 7, 1876, Jose- 
phine Elizabeth, dau. of Benj. and Hannah Elizabeth (Reynolds) 
Peckham, b. Aug. 28, 1855, in Ledyard; both members of Bap. 
church; reside at Groton. 


DAVID HOLT STARR, son of Elisha 35, b. Oct. 22, 1813; a 
carpenter and merchant, d. Nov. 4, 1843; buried in Starr Burial 
Ground. He m. Dec. 10, 1837, HARRIET NEWELL, dau. of 
Paul, Jr., and Celinda (Comstock) ROGERS, b. Jan. 18, 1821, at 
Waterford, both members of the Meth. church in Groton. 


40 Elisha Rogers, b. Dec. 15, 1838. 

A Edwin Joseph, b. March 9, 1840; m. March 9, 1862, Helen, dau. of 
Dudley Palmer and Lucy Ann (Bailey) Brown, of Westerly, R. I. ; 
b. March 1, 1843 ; a carpenter in Norwich, Ct. 

+ Alice Newell Starr, b. March 31, 1863; d. Jan. 30, 1871. 


41 David Allen, b. July 27, 1842. 


ELISHA ROGERS STARR, son of David Holt 39, b. Dec. 15, 
1838; enlisted in the service of his country July 22, 1861, in Co. 
K, 5th Reg't Ct. Vol.; appointed sergeant; was in the campaign in 
the Shenandoah Valley under Gen. Banks; at Cedar Mountain 
Aug. 9, 1862, was severely wounded in the right hand, and 
barely escaped capture. Jan. 6, 1864, he reenlisted for three 
years; was in Gen! Sherman's campaign at Atlanta, and in his 



famous march to the sea. When within 15 miles of Savannah, 
his regiment, acting as skirmishers, advanced on a fort with a bat- 
tery, occupied by 500 State militia ; after receiving their fire, 
before giving time to reload, he was one of the 1 8 who boldly 
charged the works, which were successfully carried, nearly all the 
arms, equipments, ammunition, one caisson, with a few prisoners, 
falling into their hands. Dec. 1864, Gov. Buckingham commis- 
sioned him 1st Lieut. At Averysboro, N. C, Mar. 16, 1865, was 
wounded in the foot. He was in fifteen hard-fought battles, and 
had several narrow escapes ; mustered out July 19, 1865; a car- 
penter in Norwich, Ct. ; Episcopal. He m. Dec. 15, 1870, MARY 
ELIZABETH, dau. of Edwakd and Jennette Rebecca (Main) 
LOWE, b. Feb. 18, 1848. 


A Everett Lowe, b. Feb. 19, 1872. 
B Jennette Newell, b. Nov. 26, 1873. 
C Lewis Edwin, b. July 28, 1875. 

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DAVID ALLEN STARR, son of David Holt 39, b. July 27, 
1842, at New London; enlisted with his brother, July 22, 1861, 
in Co. K, 5th Reg't Ct. Vol. ; was in the battle of Winchester; and in 
Gen. Banks' famous retreat through the Shenandoah Valley to the 
Potomac — 40 miles in one day. At the battle of Cedar Mountain, 
being in the brigade that made the first charge, he was captured, 
taken to Libby Prison; that being crowded, to Belle Isle, where, 
without the least protection, the prisoners were exposed to the 
scorching sun by day, and the damp, chilly air by night, with 
scanty rations. Many of them died. He obtained a tent, that 
afforded some relief, and after five weeks' captivity was paroled, 
spent one month at Alexandria, Va., was exchanged, and joined his 
regiment at Frederick City, Md., then followed two and a half 
months in the hospital and 20 days' furlough, before joining his 
regiment now transferred to Gen. Sherman, in Tenn., and soon 
started on the march to the sea, marching and skirmishing by 
day, and building breast-works at night. On reaching the Chat- 
tahooche river his time expired; was sent to Hartford, Ct., and 
discharged July 22, 1864; has been telegraphic operator for four 
years, and is now a bookkeeper, residing at Norwich, Ct.; Baptist. 
He m. Dec. 24, 1867, JULIA WIGHTMAN, dau. of Geo. D. and 
Hannah (Darrow) JEROME, b. Aug. 19, 1846, at Montville. 




A AdaU., b. July 7, 1876. 


HENRY HOLT STARR, son of Elisha 35, b. Aug. 28, 1815; a 
house carpenter; resided in Groton; d. July 5, 1853 ; Methodist. 
He m. Nov. 29, 1836, ELIZABETH A., dau. of Williamson and 
Hannah (Fredenburg) BERRY, b. Jan. 1, 1823, in New York. 
After his death she m. Mr. Willard S. Bushnell. 


A Sabine Jane, b. Jan. 24, 1838; m. April 1, 1866, John F., son of 
Thomas and Phebe Ann Nichols, b. 1844, in New York ; is in the 
Custom House there; resides in Brooklyn. A child 
Warren Sidney Nichols, b. Aug. 25, 1870. 

B Mary Louisa, b. March 1, 1842; m. (1st) Dec. 23, 1860, Wm. C. Bly, 
b. in Troy; d. 1861, a soldier, in the service. She m. (2d) Nov. 1, 
1869, John S. Nelson, b. Nov. 14, 1813, in Winchendon, Mass. ; 
res. New London, Ct. Her child, Decema Adelia Bly, b. Sept. 
21, 1861. 

C Charles Henry, b. Jan. 28, 1845; accidentally drowned Sept. 13, 
1867, in New York ; unm'd. 

D William Henry, b. Oct. 14, 1849, in G. ; lived in Hartford; settled 
in New London; agent. He m. Dec. 30, 1874, Lizzie Charlotte, 
dau. of Levi Lincoln and Charlotte (Sheldon) Childs, b. June 10, 
1856, in Colchester. 

43 - , 

EDWIN HOLT STARR, son of Elisha 35, b. Aug. 1, 1817; a 
book-binder in New London; removed to New York; employed 
by the American Tract So. for fifteen years; d. Aug. 11, 1877, in 
Brooklyn; buried at his request with his fathers in the Starr 
Burial Ground at G. He m. Sept. 25, 1844, POLLY BARTER, 
dau. of Paul and Celinda (Comstock) ROGERS, b. Oct. 10, 1825, 
at Waterford; both members of Cong, church. 


A Horace Young, b. Aug. 28, 1845, at N. L. ; is a telegraph manager 
in New York; res. Brooklyn; Cong. He m. April 24, 1873, Mary 
Elizabeth, dau. of John W. and Louisa (Strickland) Smith of 
N. L., b. Feb. 8, 1848. A daughter. 
B Sarah Buell Starr, b. Aug. 26, 1877. 
+ Josephine, b. July 15, 1848, d. Aug. 10, 1849. 
C Frank Abbott, b. May 20, 1855 ; clerk at Waterbury, Ct. 
D George Morton, b. April 29, 1859 ; telegraph clerk at Brooklyn. 




These lands were granted by the State of Conn, to its inhabitants 
whose property had been destroyed by the enemy during the Rev- 
olutionary war. The following is from the "Fireland Pioneer," 
Nov., 1858: 

"Thomas Starr, with his brother Perez, came in the year 1810, 
from Conn., in a one-horse wagon to Cleveland, 0. Thomas came 
on to Eldredge (now Berlin), Erie Co , in Sept. of that year. 
There was but one settler in the eastern part of the township at 
that time. He got help from Florence, Huron, and Milan to raise 
his house. On the morning of Nov. 6, 1810, the day appointed 
for the raising, the snow was six inches deep, that had fallen dur- 
ing the night. Soon after sunrise old Mr. Burdue, a kind friend, 
made his appearance on horseback with four gallons of whiskey, 
which he had brought from Milan for the occasion. The hands 
soon came, the house was raised, and they had a good time of it in 
spite of the gloomy prospects of the morning. In that house the 
brothers kept bachelors' hall for some time." 

44. . — - — . . — 

THOMAS STARR, son of William 34, Thomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 3, 1784, in Groton, 
Ct.; in 1810 removed to Eldredge, Erie Co., O.; was drafted into the 
military service in the war of 1812. He was a blacksmith, and 
made the iron work for the first decked vessel that was built west 
of Erie, and for many more after that. At the first election in the 
township, April, 1817, was chosen "pathfinder;" Oct. 11, 1818, 
assisted at the organization of the First Bap. church, of which he 
was ever a consistent member; a man of pure, unblemished char- 
acter; a useful citizen; gentle and lovely in his old age; d. Aug. 
14, 1868, at Rochester, Lorain Co., 0. He m. Feb. 5, 1814, 
CLEMINTINA CLARK, of Pompey, N. Y.; b. April 9, 1791; 
d. Aug. 7, 1873. 


45 William Eldredge, b. Jan. 25, 1815. 

+ Betsey Maria, b. Dec. 8, 1816, d. Sept, 16, 1825. 

46 Horace, b. June 26, 1818. 

A Elias, b. March 29, 1820, d. Dec. 15, 1850, unni'd. 

B Julia, b. Dec. 5, 1821, m. May 29, 1842, Alexander, son of Jesse and 
Polly (Crandall) Jones, b. April 18, 1821, at Attica, N. Y. ; pro- 
prietor of "American House," Cleveland, O. 




Ann Eliza, b. March 18, 1843.— Jennette, b. Sept. 30, 1844.— 

Alice, b. May 10, 1847.— Courtland H., b. June 21, 1849, d. Aug. 

24, 1851.— Almeda, b. Nov. 6, 1851.— Alexander E., d. Nov. 11, 

1861 ; twin with Julia Elnora, b. Dec. 17, 1855. 
C Jennette, b. Oct. 30, 1823, d. Aug. 27, 1874; she m. (1st) July 24, 

1845, Horace Wait Minard, the husband of her deceased sister [D]. 

After his death she m. (2d) July, 1859, David Ward, a farmer of 

Oberlin, O., who d. Dec. 25, 1875. She had children, but no 

names have been furnished. 
D Jane, b. Sept. 5, 1825, d. March 6, 1845, m. March 30, 1843, Horace 

Wait Minard, a merchant at Birmingham. After her death he m. 

her sister [C], and was drowned in the Lake at Cleveland. 
E Louisa Jane, b. Aug. 19, 1830, unm'd. 


WILLIAM ELDREDGE STARR, son of Thomas 44, William 
34, Thomas- 22, Thomas 20, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Jan. 25, 1815, the first male child born in Eldredge Tp., O. In 
1848 he removed to Ind. ; in 1855 settled at Bevins Grove, Mar- 
shall Co., Iowa; farmer; Bap. He m. (1st) Sept. 15, 1839, 
LAURA LUCRETIA, dau. of George KEELER, b. Dec. 30, 
1819, in O.; d. Feb. 24, 1857; m. (2d) June 4, 1857, ELECTA 
JANE, dau. of William and Lydia Cornelius (Bainter) HOL- 
COMB, b. July 12, 1838, in Muskingum Co., O. 


A Theodore Clark, b. Nov. 6, 1841, at Amherst, O. ; dentist; Baptist; 
in 1872 settled in Decatur, Mich. ; m. July 4, 1866, Mary Ellen, 
dau. of Geo. Doxstater and Harriet Ann {Gowdy) Vandewarker, 
b. Feb. 6, 1842, at Clinton, N. Y. Their child. 
B Nellie Louisa Starr, b. July 24, 1867. 
C Elias Eldredge, b. Sept. 11, 1843, in Lorain Co., O. ; in 1868 
removed from La. ; settled in Lamar, Bart Co., Mo.; farmer and 
stock raiser; Bap. He m. Oct. 22, 1862, Phebe, dau. of Terry 
Gowingand Sarah {Tucker) Bevins, b. Nov. 15, 1833, in Wash. Co., 
Ind. Children. 
D Myrta E. Starr, b. May 4, 1866. 
E Lloyd Staley Starr, b. Aug. 15, 1870. 
F Lorenzo Horace, b. July 2, 1848, in Lorain Co. , O. ; is a farmer in 
Lincoln Tp., Story Co., Iowa; m. Dec. 17, 1872, Clarinda Ann, 
dau. of Homer and Ellen {Foster) Holcomb, b. Dec. 18, 1854, in 
Muskingum Co., O. ; d. Aug. 22, 1878. Children. 
G Laura Ellen Starr, b. Sept. 22, 1873. 
H Charles Emory Starr, b. Sept, 16, 1875. 



I Lucretia Augusta, b. Feb. 2, 1850, at Fort Wayne, Ind. ; m. Jan. 
29, 1867, Orrin Jehiel, son of John Stearns and Caroline Melvina 
{Holcomb) Abbott, b. Jan. 18, 1848, in Muskingum Co. , 0. ; far- 
mer; res. Illinois Grove, Marshall Co., Iowa. 


Emma Caroline, b. Dec. 2, 1867. --Sarah Carlotte, b. Oct. 17, 

1869.— Jessie May, b. Oct. 10, 1871. 
+ Lewis Furber, b. June 22, 1853, d. July 31, 1854. 
J Maria Ann, b. Aug. 29, 1855, in Bureau Co., 111., m. May 12, 1872, 

Liva Orlando, son of Henry and Harriet {Harris) Farber, b. Nov. 

13, 1850, in Erie Co. ; farmer at Illinois Grove, Iowa. 


John Ross, b. Jan. 23, 1873, d. Apl. 17, 1873.— Bertha Olive, b. 
Feb. 21, 1874. 


K Clementina, b. Apl. 8, 1858. 

+ William, b. Sept. 29, 1859, d. Nov. 30, 1861. 

L Elnora, b. Apl. 7, 1866. 

M Edward Jerdel, b. Dec. 20, 1867. 


HORACE STARR, son of Thomas 44, William 34, Thomas 22, 
Thomas 20, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 26, 
1818, in Berlin, O. In 1853 settled at Oberlin, a successful, 
model farmer, honest, prompt, and upright in his dealings, a 
highly respected citizen, a consistent Christian, member of the 
Bap. church. He d. of cholera, after an illness of 8 hours, June 
30, 1854. He m. Sept. 14, 1843, MARIA CAROLINE, dau. of 
Lyman and Charity (Root) RAWSON, b. Sept. 12, 1825, at 
Nunda, N. Y. ; now living at Benton Harbor, Mich. 


A Martha Jane, b. Sept, 9, 1844, m. Sept. 12, 1861, George J., son of 
John and Elizabeth Antoinette (Craker) Van Ness, b. July 6, 
1840, at Hamburg, N. Y. ; is a dealer in agricultural implements 
at Decatur, Mich. 


Evangel Maria, b. Mch. 5, 1863, d. Oct, 31, 1864. —Florence 
Lorain, b. Apl. 20, 1865, d. Oct. 18, 1865.— Leua Edith, b. Dec. 
17, 1867.— J. Howard, b. Sept. 12, 1872. 
B Marshall Horace, b. May 3, 1848, in Florence Co. , O. ; is a carpen- 
ter at Decatur, Mich. ; Bap. ; m. July 30, 1867, Mary Diana, dau. 
of Putnam and Mary Jerusha (Carey) Root, b. Aug. 30, 1844, at 
Marshall, Mich. A daughter. 
C Martha Leone Starr, b. Sept. 11, 1869. 




PEREZ STARR, son of William 34, Thomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 19, 1786, in Groton, 
Conn.; in 1810 went with his brother Thomas to Ohio; in 1817 
settled at Birmingham, Erie Co.; a millwright by trade; in 1819 
he built a saw and grist mill, which he sold after five years, and 
became a farmer. The first Bap. church of Berlin was organized 
Oct. 11, 1818, at his house; he afterward became a "Disciple"; 
d. June 29, 1850. He m. NANCY, dau. of Charles and Molly 
{Bailey) RANDALL, b. Sept., 1792, at Russia, N. Y., d. Feb. 26, 


A Mary, b. July 1, 1813, m. Jan. 3, 1847, Jacob White, son of Jacob, Jun., 
and Mary {White) Ott, b. Apl. 15, 1807, in Phil. Co., Penn. ; post- 
master, grocer, and farmer in Birmingham, O. ; d. Sept. 15, 1877. 
No children. 

B Lucinda, b. Dec. 19, 1814, d. Feb. 17, 1839, unm'd. 

C Harriet Ann, b. Feb. 10, 1816; unm'd. 

+ Milton, b. Nov. 11, 1819, d. Mch. 30, 1823. 

D Alfred, b. Apl. 6, 1820, d. Nov. 11, 1840. 

E Hiram Perez, b. Oct. 10, 1822 ; resides at Birmingham, O. ; harness 
maker; Bap. ; m. (1st) Feb. 22, 1856, Ann Jane, dau. of Chas. W. 
Page, d. Aug. 3, 1865, se. 29 y. 9 m. 17 d. ; m. (2d) Oct., 1872, 
Mrs. Charlotte Jenkins, dau. of Samuel Ward. 


+ Augusta Mary Starr, b. Nov. 24, 1856, d. May 9, 1858. 

F Perez Hiram Starr, b. Sept. 20, 1857; is a commercial traveler. 

G Helen Nancy Starr, b. Dec. 7, 1860. 
H Aurelia Nancy, b. May 6, 1824; unm'd. 
+ Tryphena, b. Jan. 31, 1829, d. Feb. 28, 1836. 


JARED STARR, son of William 34, Tbomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Tbomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 13, 1791, in Groton, 
Conn.; shoemaker; served in the war of 1812; went to Westfield, 
Mass., in 1815; removed to Ohio about 1817; settled in Huron Co. 
He was a member of the Christian church, but, living in the 
vicinity of the Mormons, became a proselyte to their faith, went 
with them to Illinois, thence to Utah: d. July 31, 1855, at Salt 



Lake City. He was a high priest in the church, believed in Joe 
Smith as a prophet, but rejected the doctrine and practice of polyg- 
amy. He m. (1st) Nov. 21, 1814, EUNICE BURDICK, b. Sept. 
10, 1795, at Newport, R. I., d. about 1840; m. (2d) Mrs. CALL. 


A Almira, b. Sept. 8, 1815, m. May 13, 1841, John White, son of Enos 
and Ruth {Franklin) Curtis, b. Aug. 11, 1820, in Tioga Co., Pa, ; 
farmer; Mormon; res. Springville City, Utah. 


Eliud Strong, b. Apl. 22, 1842.— Orson Hyde, b. Apl. 10, 1845, d. 
June 15, 1845. 

49 Edward William, b. Feb. 27, 1817. 

B Laura Ann, b. Nov. 15, 1818, d. Nov. 22, 1876, m. May 30, 1835, 
Albert, son of Nathaniel and Dema {Evans) McKee, b. in Vernon, 
Conn.; a farmer in Ellington, Adams Co., 111.; d. May 6, 1876. 
No children. 

C Amanda, b. Sept. 30, 1821, d. Sept. 11, 1853, m. Oct, 20, 1841, David 
Avery, son of Enos and Ruth {Franklin) Curtis, b. Aug. 10, 1820, 
at Rutland, Pa.; farmer; lived at Quincy, 111., Council Bluffs; 
now at Fountain Green, Utah. 


Heber Ezra, b. Jan. 29, 1843.— Amanda Diantha, b. Jan. 27, 1845, 
d. Aug. 23, 1846.— Surella Jane, b. Oct. 18, 1847, d. Feb. 25, 
1872.— Courtland Adelbert, b. March 1, 1850, d. Oct. 21, 1854. 

50 Courtland, b. March 9, 1822. 

D Jane Augusta, b. Nov. 6, 1826, d. March 9, 1855. She m. Dec. 13, 
1846, John, son of Andrew and Jane {Brown) Aitken, b. Feb. 8, 
1818, in Scotland; a farmer in Waukesha, Wis., and m. again. 


Elvin, b. Oct. 18, 1847, m. Dec. 16, 1875, Sarah Jane Hatfield.— 
Albert, b. July 5, 1849, d. Sept., 1852.— Helen Amelia, b. April 4, 
1852, d. Aug. 24, 1857. 

51 Albert, b. Dec. 15, 1830. 

E Maryette, b. April 18, 1832, m. March 6, 1851; lived but three 
months; d. June 17, 1851; her husband, Calvin W., son of Ethan 
Allen and Sarah {Weber) Moore, b. July 21, 1827, in Hampden Co., 
Mass. ; a farmer in Spring City, Utah. 

F Amelia, b. Oct. 10, 1834; member of Meth. church; m. Dec. 17, 1854, 
William Augustus Gardner Mason, son of John and Ann {Mason) 
Bird, b. April 17, 1822, in Salem, Mass. (His name was changed 
to Mason by act of Mass. Legislature); carpenter; res. Hyde 
Park, Mass. 


William Francis, b. June 27, 1856.— Albert Gardner, b. Aug. 19, 
1858, d. March 11, 1867.— Ellen Amelia, b. Nov. 28, 1860, d. Dec. 
7 (39) 


25, 1863.— Lillie Amelia, b. March 18, 1864.— John Henry, b. 
April 12, 1866, d. Aug. 25, 1867.— Albert Starr, b. Sept. 13, 1868.— 
Adah May, b. March 26, 1871, d. Feb. 1, 1876. 


EDWARD WILLIAM STARR, son of Jared 48, b. Feb. 27, 
1817, in Westfield, Mass.; brought up in Huron Co., 0.;. a farmer; 
resides at St. George, Utah; Elder in the Mormon church ; m. 
Oct. 14, 1841, AMANDA ANN, dau. of Ezekiel and Naomi 
{Harris) KELLOGG, b. May 5, 1824, at Palmyra, N. Y.; d. May 2, 


A Sarah Jane, b. Jan. 8, 1844, at Quincy, 111., m. March 24, 1861, 
Benjamin, son of John and Christine (Stentz) Alleman, b. Aug. 
27, 1835, in Pa. ; a farmer in Springville, Utah. 


Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 27, 1862. — Christine Amanda, b. 

March 3, 1864.— John Edward, b. June 3, 1867.— Charles Albert, 

b. April 2, 1870.— Julia, b. Sept. 8, 1873. 
4- Angeline, b. May 18, 1845, d. Aug. 16, 1845, at Nauvoo, 111. 
B Zebina, b. May 2, 1846, m. June 15, 1871, John Henry, son of John 

and Christine (Stentz) Alleman, b. Oct. 16, 1840, in Hancock Co., 

111.; Mormon preacher; res. Springville, Utah. 


Ida Ann, b. March 18, 1872.— John William, b. March 24, 1875. 
C Orson Edward, b. Aug. 16, 1848, in Iowa; settled in Springville 

City, Utah; farmer; Elder in the "Church of Jesus Christ of 

Latter Day Saints;" m. Dec. 8, 1873, Evangeline, dau. of Ira and 

Susan Lucinda (Clark) Sanford, b. Aug. 16, 1854, in Schuyler Co., 

111. A daughter. 
D Eva Amanda Starr, b. Dec. 15, 1875. 
E Eunice Ann, b. July 18, 1850, m. Oct. 12, 1869, Jasper Thomas, son 

of James and Jane Mott (Carpenter) Bird, b. April 11, 1849; a 

farmer at St. George, Utah. 


Ella Gertrude, b. July 27, 1871. — Jasper Adelbert and Orson Gil- 
bert, b. Sept. 11, 1875. 

+ Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 18, 1853, d. May 20, 1854. 

F Amanda Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1855. 

G Laura Ann Amelia, b. Jan. 5, 1858. 

4- William Albert, b. July 26, 1862, d. Aug. 6, 1862. 

+ Charles Willis, b. May 25, 1864, d. March 19, 1865. 




COURTLAND STARR, son of Jared 48, b. March 9, 1822, at 
Birmingham, 0.; in 1848 removed to Adams Co., 111.; in 1851 
bought a farm five miles below St. Paul, Minn., and started with 
his family, stock, farming tools, etc., on board a steamboat for 
their new home; on the morning of June 5, 1851, when about ten 
miles above Rock Island, while watering his stock, the pail caught 
in the current, drew him overboard, and he was drowned; Free 
Mason; honest and industrious. He m. Oct. 3, 1847, MARGARET 
BELL, dau. of Reuben and Mary (Neely) COOK, b. May 23, 1827, 

in Tenn. She m. again Mclntire; is living in Uncle Sam, 

Lake Co., Cal. 


4- Alice Amelia Starr, b. Oct. 16, 1848, d. June 30, 1850. 

+ Anna, b. March 9, 1850, d. Aug. 9, 1853. 

A Andrew Cotjrtland, b. July 10, 1851; blacksmith; worked four 
years in the mines of Utah, where he was crippled by an acci- 
dent, only escaping with his life; is living with his mother in Cal. 

_ 51, 

ALBERT STARR, son of Jared 48, b. Dec. 15, 1830; farmer 
in Mona, Juab Co., Utah; not a Mormon; m. Jan. 23, 1854, PER- 
MELIA JANE, dau. of William Jackson and Sarah Dickens 
{Gentry) STEWART, b. July 15, 1834, in Madison Co., 111. 


A Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1854, m. April 1, 1872, William Gentry. 

B William, b. April 8, 1856. 

C Alfred Leroy, b. Feb. 27, 1858. 

D John Ambrose, b. Feb. 28, 1860. 

E Courtland Adelbert, b. July 15, 1862. 

F Mary Nevada, b. Aug. 14, 1871. 


DUDLEY STARR, son of William 34, Thomas 22, Thomas 20, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 19, 1792, at Groton; 
removed to Ohio; returned and settled in Westfield, Hampden Co., 
Mass.; is hale and vigorous in his old age; a worthy, industrious 
citizen, a kind neighbor, and held in high estimation by the com- 
munity ; millwright ; Cong. 

He m. Jan. 21, 1816, ELIZABETH, dau. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth ( Worden) BITGOOD, b. Aug. 10, 1795, at Voluntown, Conn. ; 
d, March 12, 1864. 




53 Charles Dudley, b. March 19, 1817. 

A Emeline Augusta, b. Nov. 11, 1818, d. Dec. 3, 1859, m. Oct. 10, 
1848, Rufus M. Ladd, of Norwich, Conn. Their daughter, 
Mary Eliza Ladd, b. Jan., 1853, d. May 6, 1857. 

B George Winthrop, b. Oct. 25, 1821, d. Mch. 4, 1843, atW., unm'd. 

54 Alfred Jerome, b. May 13, 1831. 

C Harriet Lucretia, b. Sept. 5, 1836, m. (1st) Oct. 17, 1858, Timothy 
{Squires) Olmsted (originally Squires, but having been adopted by 
Mr. Olmsted, received his name), b. May 26, 1832, d. Feb. 18, 
1860; she m. (2d) Sept. 16, 1868, Rufus Miner, son of Heman 
and Elvira Eunice {Brown) Ford, b. Dec. 23, 1835, at W. Stock- 
bridge, Mass. He enlisted Aug. 5, 1862, in Co. C, 37th Reg't, 
Mass. Vols.; dis. June 21, 1865; was in many hard-fought bat- 
tles ; escaped without a wound or capture ; is a furniture-dealer in 


Starr, b. May 24, 1873.— Herbert L., b. March 25, 1875— Twin 
boys, b. Dec. 11, 1876, d. soon. 


CHARLES DUDLEY STARR, son of Dudley 52, b. Mch. .19, 

1817, at Southwick, Mass.; lived in Ohio, Mass.; settled in Riley, 
St. Clair Co., Mich.; farmer. He m. (1st) at Alrnont, Mich., Oct. 
24, 1847, MARTHA, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth {Goldthorp) 
SMITH, b. Dec. 10, 1825, at Onley, Eng., d. July 20, 1853; m. 
(2d) at Palmer, Mass., Sept. 14, 1854, MARY LAURENZA, dau. 
of Benj. Franklin and Harriet (Bitgood) ROBINSON, b. Feb. 8, 
1834, at Norwich, Conn., d. July 24, 1855; m. (3d) at Memphis, 
Mich., March 25, 1857, SARAH STORY, dau. of Wm. Story and 
Emily (Conant) KIMBALL, b. Oct. 31, 1820, at Thomaston, Me. 


+ Solon Spofford, b. Dec. 23, 1857, at M., d. July 20, 1859. 
A Clyde Dudley, b. June 14, 1861, at M. 

54.~- ■ - — - 

ALFRED JEROME STARR, son of Dudley 52, b. May 13, 
1831, at Southwick, lived in Springfield, settled in Westfield, 
Mass.; hardware merchant; m. Apl. 11. 1854, EMMA MARIA, 
dau. of Alvin and Elizabeth (Button) ADAMS, b. Dec. 11, 1831, 
at SufMd, Conn. 


A Lelia Emma, b. Aug. 1, 1856. 
B Martha Dudley, b. July 10, 1863. 




Capt. JONATHAN STARR, son of Samuel 19 ? Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 23, 1673-4, in New London, and, with his 
brother, settled on the eastern bank of the Thames river, now in 
the town of Groton. (See page 15.) He became an extensive 
landholder, and his name frequently appears on the records as a 
buyer and seller of lands. He was prominent in all public affairs; 
at the first town meeting, held in 1705, was elected constable; in 
1712, '13, and '14, Deputy to the "General Court"; in 1711, '12, 
'13, and '16, member of the Governor's Council; in 1712 was called 
"Sarjeant"; in 1715 Commissioned Ensign; in 1716, Lieut., and 
in 1727 resigned as Capt. in the militia. Nov. 5, 1799, he owned 
the covenant in the First church of N. L., and had his oldest son 
Samuel bap., and Sept. 21, 1701, Elizabeth, his dau. ; Feb. 19, 
1802-3, his wife was received to full communion. As this is the 
last record of the family in the N. L. church, it is probable they 
soon after removed their relation to the church in Groton, organ- 
ized in 1705. Its early records disappeared in the terrible scenes 
of blood and fire through which the people were called to pass on 
the day of the Fort Griswold massacre; enough remains to show 
that he was active in the Groton church, and was one of the com- 
mittee for many years. He left a large landed property, and his 
personal estate alone amounted to £822 08s. 9d., including a negro 
man called Simon at £200. A time-worn stone marks his grave 
in the Starr Burial Ground; d. Aug. 26, 1747. He m. Jan. 12, 
1698-9, ELIZABETH, dau. of Capt. James and Maky (Vine) 
MORGAN, of G. (Capt. M. came from Wales, Mary Vine from 
Eng.), b. Sept. 9, 1678. After the death of her husband she m. 
Sept. 20, 1749, Dea. Thomas Adgate, of Norwich (his 2d wife), 
and d. Sept. 8, 1763. Buried by her first husband. 


56 Samuel, b. Nov. 5 (28?), 1699. 

114 Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1701. 
117 Jonathan, b. Aug. 19, 1705. 

A Lucy, b. July 18, 1708; Nov. 22, 1727, she was a member of the 
church in Groton, in full communion; d. Mch. 16, 1809, se. 100 yrs. 
and 8 mos. ; she m. Hawkins Turner, by whom she had 9 children 
— Lucretia, Dorothy, Hawkins, Starr, Lucy, Grace, Betty, Catha- 
rine, and Molly. 

115 Hannah, b. Dec. 10, 1710. 
126 Joseph, b. July 17, 1713. 



127 Vine, b. Jan. 19, 1716. 
155 Richard, b. May 14, 1718. 
116 Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1722. 
+ Catharine, b. Feb. 18, 1724-5, d. Apl. 18, 1734. It is the tradition 

in the family that this was the first burial in the Starr cemetery. 

She has no gravestone. 


Norwich Town, settled in 1660, 13 miles north of New London, 
is a pleasant village on the banks of the Yantic river. Its ambi- 
tious child, "The City," left the rural quiet of the old homestead, 
and set up for herself at the landing on the Thames, two miles 
below. The First Cong, church, where our family worshiped, 
faces the village green, while in sight, a few rods distant, is their 
last resting place; stones, with usual inscriptions, mark the graves 
of all but the first generation. Samuel Starr of Groton, found his 
wife in Norwich; their marriage in 1726 is the first mention of the 
name on the town records. The family was never large, for but 
one son remained, while two went to Nova Scotia. Now they are 
all gone. Nova Scotia and the "West alone perpetuate the name of 
the Norwich Starrs, 

__„ — ,„. , ; „;, , , , ^O . 

SAMUEL STARR, son of Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 5 [28?], 1699, in New London, m. and settled 
at Norwich, Conn., on his farm of 200 acres, about one mile west 
of the present court-house, which was sold out of the family 50 
years ago, but to this day bears the name of the Starr farm. He 
built thereon a spacious house, that stood until since 1850. The 
records show frequent transactions of his purchase and sale of real 
estate. In 1730 he was received into the First church, by letter 
from the church in Groton; his wife was already a member by 
profession in 1728. In 1784, according to the custom of those days 
of seating the meeting-house, they were assigned the "first seats " 
near the pulpit, a position of honor and dignity. He d. July 9, 
1786. He m. Sept, 29, 1726, ANN, dau. of Capt. Caleb and Ann 
(Leffingwell) BUSHNELL of Norwich, b. June 2, 1705, d. Dec, 




70 Samuel, b. Sept. 2, 1728, founder of the Nova Scotia family. 

57 Anna, b. Apl. 25, 1731. 

59 Jonathan, b. Apl. 20 (5?), 1733. 

58 Catharine, b. Aug. 11, 1735. 

A Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1738. She united with the 2d Cong, church 
of N. in 1776, d. Feb. 4, 1821. She m. Capt, Simeon, son of 
Joseph and Mary (Huntington) Carew, b. Dec. 7, 1731, a respected 
farmer, merchant, and citizen of Norwich ; carried on a pottery, 
and a coasting trade with Hartford; d. Feb. 5, 1806. Having no 
children, they adopted her nephew, Simeon Hubbard, who in- 
herited the estate. [See B.] 

+ Caleb, b. Oct. 13, 1741, d. Oct. 27, 1741. 

84 David, b. Oct, 16, 1742, 

B Lucy, b. Nov. 12, 1747, d. Jan. 24, 1815. She m. July 20, 1767, Wil- 
lard Hubbard, son of Benj., b. Nov. 10, 1737, in Brooklyn, Ct. ; 
res. Norwich; d. Feb. 7, 1813. 


Simeon Carew, b. Sept. 10, 1769, d. Men. 5, 1771. —Simeon, b. 
Jan. 30, 1771, m. Hannah Davison, who d. July 2, 1803, as. 34; 
m. (2d) Betsey Davison; had 4 children; he d. May 19, 1850. 
[See A.]— Caroline, b. Dec. 14, 1772, d. Apl. 17, 1790.— Willard, 
b. Apl. 6, 1775, m. Lois Williams; 10 children; he d. Sept. 29, 
1866.— Samuel Starr, b. Apl. 4, 1777, d. Aug. 3, 1815. 


ANNA STARR, dau. of Samuel 56, b. Apl. 25, 1731, d. Sept., 1798, m. 
May 31, 1750, Capt. STEPHEN, son of Stephen and Phebe (Crank) 
PRENTICE of N. L., bap. Dec. 29, 1728. They lived in Waterford, 
then a parish of New London. He d. Feb., 1799, se. 71. June 23, 1751, 
they both owned the covenant, and had their child Lucy bap. in the First 
church of N. L. 


Lucy, b. April 16, 1751. — Hannah, b. Jan. 21,, 1754, m. Peter 

Badett; res. New London. — Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1756, m. 

Beebe; removed to Ohio.— Anna, b. Jan. 21, 1759, m. Hatch. 

— Phebe, b. July 1, 1761, m. Manchester.— Stephen, b. Oct, 

16, 1763; res. Waterford, d. se. 90. -David, b. Nov. 12, 1765, m. 
Prudence Champlin, and d. 1829. — Samuel, b. May 26, d. Aug., 

1768.— Mary, b. July 15, 1769, m. Markman.— Sarah, b. 

March 2, 1774, m. John A. Lawrence ; lived in New London. 


CATHARINE STARR, dau. of Samuel 56, b. Aug. 11, 1735, in N. ; d. 
March, 1817. She m. Jan. 17, 1759, THOMAS, son of Daniel and Rachel 
(Starr) DENISON [21], b. Nov. 4, 1732. They lived in New London; in 



1777 sold their house, and went to Hartford; thence, in 1798, to Mayfield, 
N. Y. ; both members of Cong, church; a farmer; d. March, 1818. 


Samuel, b. Jan. 5, 1760; d. Sept, 28, 1831; m. Hannah Gaylord, res. May- 
field, N. Y. 
Ann, b. Oct. 25, 1761; d. March, 1800; m. Samuel Easton; who d. May, 

1800; res. East Hartford, Conn. 
Thomas, b. March 9, 1764; d. Sept. 16, 1826; m. Meribah Cowdry; res. 

Norwich, Conn. 
Elizabeth, b. March 7, 1766; d. May 28, 1846; m. Dec. 17, 1786, Asa Sey 

mour, b. Feb. 5, 1760; d. Oct. 28, 1810; res. Hartford, Conn. 
Grace, b. June 3, 1769; d. Aug. 18, 1834; m. Barent Van Buren; res. 

Gouverneur, St. L. Co., N. Y. 
Starr, b. April 16, 1771; d. June, 1844; m. Chloe Stone, of M. ; res. in Elk 

Co., Pa. 
Catharine, b. March 20, 1773; d. 1775. 
Catharine, b. March 22, 1775; d. Sept., 1848; m. Ebenezer Warner; res. 

Skaheateles, N. Y. 
Daniel, b. Oct. 26, 1779; d. 1781 in East Hartford, Conn. 

— SO 

JONATHAN STARR, son of Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 
19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. April 20, 1733, in Norwich. In 
1783 he was appointed one of a committee to raise the money 
and buy up the pews in the First church ; he gave up his own pew, 
and subscribed $25 for the purpose. After his second marriage, 
he lived at his wife's home in Lisbon, where he d. Nov. 21, 
1793; buried by the side of his first wife, in the ancient cemetery 
in Norwich town, where two large granite slabs, ornamented with 
borders and angel heads, mark their graves. 

He m. (1st) Jan. 5, 1757, SARAH, dau. of Benajah and Joanna 
(Christopher) LEFFINGWELL, who d. April 26, 1790, in her 
55th year; m. (2d) Aug. 9, 1790, Mes. MARY, wid. of Daniel 
BISHOP, of Lisbon, and dau. of Dr. Joseph and Mary (Bushnell) 
PERKINS, of N., b. July 11, 1735. 


A Joanna, b. July 13, 1758, m. Joseph Starr [71]. 

B Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1759; d. 1837. Shem. (1st) Joshua Whipple, son 

of Silas, bap. in New London, June 7, 1749; res. at Norwich; 

d. about 1812. She m. (2d) Dec. 14, 1814, Thomas Abell, of 

Franklin, Ct. 


Susanna, bap. April 9, 1787; m. Sept. 28, 1800, John Leach; she 



d. 1875, in Montville. — Sarah, bap. April 9, 1787; m. Spicer; 

went West. — Joanna, bap. April 9, 1787. — Mary Annetta, bap. 
Nov. 21, 1801.— Sarah, bap. Nov. 21, 1801.— William, bap. Nov. 
21, 1801; d. 1865, ae. 74, in N. ; he m. March 29, 1819, Sally Ste- 
vens ; four children. 
C Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1761; m. Moses, son of Moses and Esther 
(Lovett) Stevens, of Lisbon, Ct., b. Sept. 28, 1762; they d. in 1821, 
within six weeks of each other, leaving no children. 

60 Fanny, b. Oct. 15, 1764. 

61 Christopher, b. Aug. 13, 1766. 


FANNY STARR, dau. of Jonathan 59, b. Oct. 15, 1764, in Norwich, 
where she d. Aug. 20, 1838. She m. (1st) July 27, 1788, PEMBERTON 
BAKER, and had Fanny, who d. Jan. 27, 1805, in her 16th year. She 
m. (2d) Feb. 1, 1798, SEABURY BREWSTER, his (3d) wife. He came 
to Norwich when about 22 years of age ; was a tanner and currier. They 
both united with the 2d Cong, church in 1820. He was buried in the old 
cemetery in the city, and the following inscription is on the monument 
erected by his sons : " Seabury Brewster, born in Kinston, Plymouth Co., 
Mass., 19 Oct., 1754; d. at Norwich July 27, 1847, se. 93. He was sixth in 
descent from Elder William Brewster, one of the Pilgrims who came over 
in the Mayflower, and landed at Plymouth in 1620 " 


Christopher Starr, b. June 27, 1799, is now Sir Christopher 

an eminent dentist, who resided a number of years at Paris, and 
St. Petersburg, and was knighted by the Emperor of Russia. 

Lucy Lefiingwell, b. May 11, 1801 ; d. Sept. 18, 1801, 83. four months and 

seven days. 
Seabury, b. June 7, 1805. 


CHRISTOPHER STARR, son of Jonathan 59, Samuel 56, Jona- 
than 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 13, 1766; 
lived on the homestead of his grandfather, still known as the Starr 
farm, in Norwich, Conn.; was largely interested in the West India 
trade, shipping horses, etc.; he d. Dec. 16, 1827; buried in Nor- 
wich town cemetery. He m. (1st) May 1, 1791, OLIVE, dau. of 
Simon and Olive (Douglass) PERKINS, of Lisbon, b. Nov. 24, 
1769; a member of the First church in N.; d. Dec. 8, 1815. He 
m. (2d) Dec. 17, 1816, MARY, dau. of Benajah and Lucy 
(Backus) LEFFINGWELL, of N., b. Nov. 21, 1775; member of 
the First church; d. Sept. 5, 1843; children, all but one, emigrated 
to Ohio. 

8 (47) 



65 Jonathan, b. Jan. 16, 1792. 

A Sarah Leffingwell, b. March 29, 1794; d. Oct. 8, 1819; unm'd. 

62 Olive Douglass, b. May 29, 1796. 

63 Joanna Christopher, b. Sept. 7,-1798. 

67 Simon Perkins, b. Aug. 10, 1800. 

B Fanny, b. June 23, 1802, in N., where, in 1821, she united with the 
2d Cong, church; d. Aug., 1846. She m. June, 1841, Dr. Peter, 
son of John and Tirzah {Morgan) Allen, b. July 1, 1787, in N., 
where he studied medicine, and soon after went to Kinsman, O. ; 
became a prominent and beloved physician there; d. Sept. 1, 
1864; no children by this wife. 

64 Rebecca Kinsman, b. Feb. 20, 1805. 

C Benajah Leffingwell, b. March 4, 1807 ; d. unm'd in New Orleans. 

68 Samuel Christopher, b. Oct. 2, 1809. 

69 Benjamin Douglass, b. Sept. 21, 1811. 


OLIVE DOUGLASS STARR, dau. of Christopher 61, b. May 29, 1796, 
in Norwich; d. Oct. 29, 1830. She m. Jan. 11, 1819, LUCIUS WOOS- 
TER, son of William and Sally Maria {Beers) LEFFINGWELL, b. 
Sept. 25, 1796, in New Haven, Conn. ; res. Ellsworth, O. 

leffingwell children. 

William, b. Nov. 5, 1819; living in San Francisco, Cal. — Sarah Beers, b. 
March 13, 1822.— Henry, b. Sept. 21, 1824.— Douglass, b. May 17, 
1826.— Christopher Starr, b. Dec. 16, 1827; graduated at Trinity 
College, 1854. He is an Episcopal clergyman in Gardiner, Me. ; 
m. Oct. 7, 1857, Catharine B. , dau. of Chs. Richard and Margaret 
Eleanor {Armstrong) Alsop, of Middletown, Ct. 

63. . 

JOANNA CHRISTOPHER STARR, dau. of Christopher 61, b. Sept. 
7, 1798, in Norwich; d. Oct. 19, 1848; m. Aug. 16, 1818, SILAS LEE, 
son of Thomas Baker and Elizabeth {Smith) WAIT, b. Sept. 28, 1791, 
in Maine. After marriage they emigrated to 111. ; thence to Ohio ; 
returned east ; lived ten years in Boston ; finally went back and settled in 
Bond Co., 111. ; printer and farmer; d. Sept. 15, 1866. 


Olive Starr, b. July 19, 1819, in 111.; d. April 1, 1865; the wife of Hon. 

Jehu Baker, of Belleville, M. C. from 111. 
Ellen Louisa, b. Jan. 5, 1821, in 111. ; d. Aug. 29, 1821. 
Horatio Newhall, b. June 18, 1822, in 111. ; d. Dec. 12, 1823, in O. 
Mary Flagg, b. Jan. 27, 1824, in O. 

John Kinsman, b. Sept. 4, 1825, in Boston ; res. Milwaukee, O. 
William Russell, b. April 14, 1827, in Boston; d. Feb. 23, 1828. 



Lee, b. Dec. 5, 1828, in Boston; res. Pocahontas, 111. 
Joanna Starr, b. April 17, 1831, in Boston; d. Oct. 6, 1835. 
Thomas Baker, b. July 27, 1834, in Boston ; res. Portland, Oregon. 
Samuel Douglass, b. June 18, 1837; res. Raleigh, N. C. 
Alfred Perkins, b. July 7, 1840; res. Greencastle, 111. 
Fritz Edward, b. July 22, 1842; res. near Old Ripley, 111. 


REBECCA KINSMAN STARR, dau. of Christopher 61, b. Feb. 20, 
1805, in Norwich, is living in Ravenna, O. She m. (1st) Jan. 6, 1830, 
ALEXANDER, son of Robert and Isabella MOORE, b. July 27, 1797, 
in Franklin, Pa ; a merchant in Kinsman, Trumbull Co. , O. ; d. Nov. 8, 


Olive Starr, b. Oct. 28, 1830, d. Jan. 7, 1857, mi Nov. 26, 1851, 
Ethelbert Sill of Cuyahoga Falls, O.— Alexander, b. Nov. 27, 
1831, d. Mch. 14, 1843, in Akron, ,0. 
She m. (2d) July 24, 1844, Rev. JOHN CLARK, son of Dea. Nathan 
and Sylvia {Clark) HART of Cornwall, Conn., where he was born Dec. 
10, 1804; united with the Cong, church at the age of 15; graduated at 
Yale Coll. in 1831; studied for the ministry; ordained, and for nine years 
was the beloved pastor of the Presb. church in Springfield, N. J. In the 
spring of 1844 he became pastor of the Cong, church at Hudson, O., and 
was one of the founders of the "Puritan Conference" of churches in 
that vicinity, and closely identified with its entire history. Its minutes 
give a lengthy tribute to his memory as a true, faithful, and earnest minis- 
ter of Jesus Christ. He d. Sept. 16, 1871. 


Albert Judson Hart, b. July 19, 1845. 

JONATHAN STARR, son of Christopher 61, Jonathan 59, 
Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Jan. 16, 1792, in Norwich, Conn. In 1813 he went to Ohio, on 
horseback; was about three weeks on the way; located at Old 
Portage, Trumbull, now Summit Co., and opened a store, buying 
his goods in Pittsburg, transporting them by a flat-boat down the 
river to Wheeling, thence by team to Portage. His last purchase 
was totally lost by the sinking of the flat-boat, which swamped his 
business also. After his marriage he removed to Copley; was one 
of the pioneers, being the third family in the town; a farmer; highly 
respected by the entire community, and held various local offices of 
trust. His death, Dec. 1, 1851, was caused by an accidental fall in 
a store at Akron. He m. Feb. 25, 1818, PHILURA, dau. of Pliny 



and Mary (Eemely) WILCOX, b. Nov. 10, 1794, in Rutland, Vt., 
d. Sept., 1867. 


A Joseph Kinsman, b. Dec, 1818; living in Iowa. 

B Charles Solon, b. Aug., 1825; married, removing to Iowa, d. on 

the way at Princeton, 111. ; his wid. is dead ; no children. 
66 Jonathan, b. July 27, 1831. 

The most persevering efforts to obtain fuller records of this 
family have utterly failed. 


JONATHAN STARR, son of Jonathan 65, Christopher 61, 
Jonathan 59, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. July 27, 1831, in Copley; engaged from 1862 to 
1875 in the mercantile business; failing health caused him to 
abandon it;' is now in the Recorder's office of Summit Co.; res. 
Akron, 0. He m. Sept. 16, 1852, SARAH HELEN ELIZA- 
BETH, dau. of Benj. Franklin and Eliza (Osborn) WHEELER, 
b. Apl. 22, 1831, in Freedom, N. Y. 


A Charles Henry, b. July 6, 1853 ; lives Gold Hill, Nev. 

B Mat Wilcox (twin), b. Apl. 4, 1856, m. Aug. 9, 1874, Howard, son 

of James and Isabella {Howard) Taylor; a machinist in Oakland, 

Cal. CHILD. 

Olive Starr Taylor, b. Aug. 9, 1875. 
+ John Frank (twin), b. Apl. 4, 1856, d. Mch. 29, 1862. 
C Jonathan James, b. Sept. 6, 1867. 


SIMON PERKINS STARR, son of Christopher 61, Jonathan 
59, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Aug. 11, 1800, in Norwich, Conn. In 1827 went to Ohio; set- 
tled in Copley, Summit Co.; farmer; d. Mch. 26, 1859; Presby- 
terian; in. Jan. 1, 1831, PARNEL, dau. of Chester and Nancy 
{Phillips) ORCUTT, b. Sept. 17, 1812, in Riga, N. Y. 


A Mary Leffinowell, b. May 31, 1832, m. Sept. 1, 1859, Samuel Law- 
rence, son of Lawrence and Mary {Griffin) More, b. Mch. 23, 1826, 
in Copley; a farmer in San Ramoon. Cal. 


Frederick Bissell, b. May 4, 1862, in C— Grant Starr, b. Dec. 12, 



1863, in C.— Mira Orcutt, b. Dec. 17, 1865, in Victoria, 111.— 
Mary Etta, b. Oct. 10, 1871, in Victoria, 111. 
B Lucius William, b. July 2, 1835, m. Feb. 22, 1859, Electa Martha, 
dau. of Jonathan and Laura (Oviatt) Spafford, b. Sept. 24, 1840, 
in Akron, O; June 10, 1869, they removed to Mo., and settled on 
a farm in Lathrop, Clinton Co. 


C Webster Spafford Starr, b. Sept. 17, 1860. 

D Agnes Loretta Starr, b. Oct. 1, 1862. 

E Olive Parnel Starr, b. Mch. 29, 1869. 
F Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1837, m. Mch. 21, 1861, Henry, son 
of William and Sophia (Cheetham) Ingham, b. July 1, 1834, in 
Denton, Lancashire, Eng. ; farmer ; res. Brooklynville, Cuyahoga 
Co., O. 


Minnie Starr, b. Nov. 21, 1863.— Perlie Mabel, b. Aug. 15, 1865. 
—Cora Marie, b. July 29, 1867, d. Aug. 29, 1869.— Mary Rose, b. 
Jan. 4, 1871.— Lettie May, b. Mch. 7, 1873. 

G Simon Perkins, b. Jan. 12, 1844; Dec. 20, 1866, went to 111. ; Feb. 23, 
1868, to Lathrop, Clinton Co. , Mo. ; farmer. He enlisted in the 
service of his country Mch. 28, 1865, in Co. D, 198th Regt. Ohio 
Vols.; discharged May 8, 1865; m. Dec. 18, 1873, Maggie Ellen, 
dau. of Jacob and Sibbel {Mapps) Null, b. Feb. 11, 1854, in West 
Charleston, O. 

H George, b. Nov. 1, 1846, in Copley; is a farmer in his native town; 
m. Jan. , 6, 1875, Martha Adaline, dau. of Arenzo and Jane 
{Damon) Searles, b. July 5, 1855, in Royalton, O. 
I Martha Rebecca, b. Apl. 30, 1850, m. Nov. 17, 1868, Orlando Buell, 
son of William and Elvira Martha {Dales) Hardy, b. Sept. 19, 
1848, in Summit Co. He is a traveling agent of the ' ' Buckeye 
Reaper Works " ; res. Akron, O. 


Letia Elvira, b. Nov. 17, 1869.— May Parnel, b. May 11, 1874. 
+ Eddie Arthur, b. Feb. 14, 1853, d. Jan. 12, 1855. 
J Charles Jonathan, b. Oct. 17, 1854; living in O., unm'd, 1876. 


SAMUEL CHRISTOPHER STARR, son of Christopher 61, 
b. Oct. 2, 1809, in Norwich, where, in 1830, he united with the 
Second Cong, church. He kept a book-store in the city; and d., 
of lingering consumption, July 23, 1845; was buried in the beau- 
tiful Yantic cemetery. He m. CAROLINE E. MORSE. After 
the death of her husband, she left Norwich; and nothing further 
is known. 




BENJAMIN DOUGLASS STARR, son of Christopher 61, 
Jonathan 59, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. Sept. 21, 1811, in Norwich, Conn.; learned the cabi- 
net makers' trade; removed to New York; thence lived awhile in 
Cleveland, Copley, and Akron, 0. At the latter place his exten- 
sive furniture establishment, with his dwelling, were destroyed by 
fire, the family barely escaping with their lives. He then removed 
to Owego, Tioga Co., N. Y.; d. Aug. 7, 1872. He held several 
local offices; Presbyterian. He m. May 11, 1836, MARTHA 
ANN, dau. of Eltsha Steward and Anna Allyn [Robinson) 
BEEBE, b. Oct. 28, 1815, in New London. 


+ Martha Rebecca, b. Nov. 25, 1837, d. Feb. 13, 1847. 

A Charles -Perkins, b. May 19, 1841, in Copley; went to Akron in 
1857; m. Dec. 10, 1862, Mary Ophelia, dau. of Nathaniel S. and 
Adelaide R. (Cruisori) Morton, b. Apl. 6, 1843, in A. In Jan., 
1863, they settled in Owego, N. Y. ; in the jewelry business ; is 
city alderman; Presbyterian. 


C Amy Lorena Starr, b. Dec. 5, 1862. 

D Charles Douglass Starr, b. Apl. 8, 1871. 
+ Anna Rennet, b. Jan. 13, 1844, d. July 17, 1844. 
E Mary Rockwell, b. Nov. 13, 1845, m. Aug. 1, 1867, George Storer; 

res. New York. 
+ Susan Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1848, d. Oct. 12, 1848. 


The expulsion of the Acadian French from Nova Scotia left 
large tracts of the rich alluvial farming lands bordering on the 
Bay of Fundy, and estuaries, at the disposal of the Government, 
which were immediately laid out and offered for sale. Special 
inducements were held out to settlers from England and the old 
colonies. In eastern Connecticut, especially in Norwich, where 
public meetings were held in the town hall, a great number of per- 
sons became interested in the matter, and vessel-loads of emigrants 
from that vicinity sailed for Nova Scotia. The leader of the Nor- 
wich company was Samuel Starr, who, on his first visit to the 
province as the head of the deputation, was indefatigable in explor- 



ing the country, and selected the fertile and sheltered valley of 
the Cornwallis, a beautiful spot on the Basin of Minas, known 
wherever the English language is spoken as the home of Longfel- 
low's " Evangeline." 

In 1759 he, with his family and the others, left Norwich for 
their new home, and, on their arrival, he was appointed one of the 
" Lot Layers," to divide the lands according to the grant. The 
part which fell to his share was then known as the " Town Plot," 
since, as Starr's Point, Cornwallis township. A few years after- 
ward his younger brother, David Starr, came from Connecticut at 
his request, and settled there, and from these brothers all the Starrs 
in Nova Scotia are descended. 

■ ^O 

Major SAMUEL STARR, son of Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 2, 1728, in Nor- 
wich, Conn., where he m. Nov. 19, 1749, ABIGAIL, dau. of Capt. 
John and Sarah {AMI) LEFFINGWELL, of N., b. Nov. 3, 
1725; d. Feb. 2, 1768. He removed to Nova Scotia in 1759, and 
immediately begun improving the estate he had purchased at 
Starr's Point, Cornwallis township, and the following year — 1760 
(1761 ?) — built the homestead, which still stands in good repair, 
and is now occupied by his great grandson, Joseph Starr. The 
house is a large, square, brick-nogged building of nine rooms, with 
an immense stack of chimney in the center. The massive front 
door — quite a curiosity in its way — is made of two thicknesses of 
inch plank, heavily studded with large-headed iron nails, with a huge 
hammer-headed carved brass knocker, to which the storms of a 
hundred winters have given the color of antique bronze. The 
house was built in a second growth of pines (the first growth hav- 
ing been cleared by the French Acadians). One of these trees 
near the house, cut down in 1850, measured 116 feet in length, 
and four feet five inches across the stump. 

Starr's Point is a bold headland of red sandstone, about a mile 
long, perpendicular on its north side, and is situate between the 
Cornwallis and Canard rivers. On the east, or Cornwallis side, 
the cliff continues for some 700 yards, and falls rapidly off to the 
"Dyke," and then come the rich alluvial marshes, of a red sandy 
loam, in some places twenty feet deep. 

The original estate, now divided into four farms, is still in the 



possession of his descendants, having been in the family 120 years. 
All its surroundings are rich with scenes of pastoral beauty. 
About three miles from the homestead stands the old church, its 
golden spindle and balls against the sky. Within its walls the 
fathers worshiped, and around them is a beautiful cemetery; but 
away down by the bay, in the shadow of the cliff, between the 
Cornwallis river and the dyked marsh, lies a long, low, sandy spit, 
known as " Burial-ground Point," the oldest cemetery in the county, 
where the first generations of the Starr family, "the rude fore- 
fathers of the hamlet, sleep." Few and simple are the monuments 
that cover them, " but the land is called after their name," and 
this quiet "God's acre," far removed from the noise, turmoil, and 
never-ending unquietness of the world, is bright the summer long 
with many colored wild flowers, where the lights and shadows play 
among the grand old trees; where the birds fill the perfumed air 
with song, and the rushing river murmurs its never-ending requiem 
in its varied cadence of storm and calm. Can any Old World 
mausoleum, of marble and precious stones, compare with the sim- 
ple, natural beauty of this ancient burial-place of our fathers ? 

When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Samuel 
Starr, like most of the inhabitants of Nova Scotia, took sides with 
the King, and throughout the struggle continued a stern, uncom- 
promising loyalist, using his great personal influence to prevent 
the spread of disloyalty; and, holding a commission from the 
Crown as major in the province militia, was very active in organ- 
izing and drilling the men of the district, and preparing them, if 
necessary, to fight for their sovereign and country. 

Major Starr was always a friend to the poor, and very popular 
among the people. On one occasion a neighbor, whom he had 
induced to resist a charge of usurious interest, — a great evil then 
prevalent in that part of Nova Scotia, — when the matter was 
brought before the Supreme Court, the major personally appeared 
for the defendant, and won his case against the best legal talent. 
He was complimented by the judge, and carried through the vil- 
lage on the shoulders of the people. 

It appears the daughters did not go with their parents at first to 
Nova Scotia, for in 1774 and 1779 they were living in Norwich, 
as heirs of Capt. John Leflmgwell, and in 1784 Abigail was seated 
in the First church there, as was the ancient custom of assigning 



seats, according to age, wealth, and position. The major was 
buried Aug. 26, 1799; Church of England. 

His wife died in Nova Scotia, and he m. (2d) May 22, 1768, 
ELIZABETH, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth KINSMAN. 
She d. May 12, 1784. He m. (3d) May 28, 1785, Mrs. MIRIAM 
DIXON, dau. of Thomas and Sarah Ingerson. 


A Abigail, b. Jan. 24(20?), 1751; m. Nov. 17, 1787, Timothy McCart- 
ney; no issue. 

B Hannah, b. Nov. 20, 1752; buried Sept. 15, 1789. She m. Dec 28, 
1785, Benjamin, son of James and Grace Fox. 


Eunice, b. Dec. 2, 1787; bap. March, 21, 1788; m. James Wood- 
worth. — "Record of Gornwallis Tp., and Church of St. John." 

+ John, b. Dec. 5 (Dec. 1?), 1754, d. 1757. 

71 Joseph, b. Sept. 29, 1757. 


JOSEPH STARR, son of Samuel 70, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 29, 1757, at Norwich, 
Conn. ; was about two years old when his parents removed to Nova 
Scotia; and just before the war of Revolution he was sent to his 
friends in Conn, to be educated. At the commencement of the 
struggle his father wrote him a short, stern letter, commanding 
him to return at once on pain of disinheritance; but getting home 
was not so easy, for a draft of men for the State contingent was 
ordered about .that time, and his was one of the first names drawn. 
He refused to serve, was arrested, sent to New London jail, and 
locked up with the crew of a sloop from Yarmouth, N. S., which had 
been seized several months before on the embargo being proclaimed. 
A plan was quickly formed to escape. Starr had a knife containing 
a gimlet and saw blade; and with such pocket implements as they 
had among them, was only a question of time to work out of a 
wooden jail. When all was ready, on a dark, tempestuous night 
they escaped into the yard, which was surrounded with a high 
plank wall, and scaling that, made their way to the wharf where 
the dismantled sloop lay; and breaking into the warehouse on the 
wharf where the sails, etc., were stored, worked hard all night 
getting the sloop ready, so that at daylight they were sailing out 
of the harbor, and fortunately a fair wind soon put them beyond 
pursuit. Arriving at Yarmouth, young Starr found himself 150 

9 (55) 


miles from home, without friends, money, or clothes; but nothing 
daunted, he worked to supply his necessities, started on foot, much 
of the way through a trackless forest, and reached his home one 
evening in November, looking quite rough and seedy after his long 
journey, trials, and hardships. He was not recognized, and begged 
for supper and a night's lodging. His father sent him to the 
kitchen, where an old negro servant, who had been his nurse, sat 
in the chimney-corner, who soon jumped up, and rushing to the 
parlor, cried out, " It's Massie Joe ! its Massie Joe ! I know him, 
'cause I see him laugh." After the declaration of peace, he visited 
Norwich, and m. June 7, 1786, his cousin, JOANNA, dau. of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Leffingioell) STARR [59], b. July 13, 1758, 
d. Aug. 29, 1847; returned to Nova Scotia, and succeeded his 
father on the farm at the old homestead; built a "dyke" to shut 
out the water from the marshes, and soon after gave up the farm 
to his sons. After years of imbecility, caused by softening of the 
brain, he d. July 8, 1840; a member of the Church of Eng. ; Lieut, 
in the militia. 


72 Charles, b. Jan. 4, 1788. 

A Lavinia, b. Feb. 28, 1789, m. David Starr [98]. 

77 Samuel, b. Oct. 28, 1790. 

B Sarah, b. May 14, 1793, d. Apl. 14, 1851. She m. Oct. 29, 1828 (2d 

wife), Samuel, son of Robert and Elizabeth {Dunbar) Sharp, b. 

1779, at Machias, Me.; farmer in West Cornwallis; d. Mch. 10, 


Joseph Starr, b. Apl. 22, 1830, d. June 20, 1837.— Joanna, b. Oct. 
9, 1831.— Susan, b. May 1, 1832.— Emma, b. June 28, 1835.— 
Fanny B., b. Aug. 20, 1837, d. Mch. 5, 1838.— Augusta, b. Apl. 9, 
C xYbigail, b. Oct. 10, 1795, m. at Halifax, Oct. 6, 1832, Rev. Arthur, 
son of Martin and Rebecca (Stewart) McNutt, b. Apl. 16, 1796, at 
Shelburn, N. S. ; a Wesleyan Methodist minister; d. May 12, 1864, 
at Halifax. m c nutt children. 

William Black, b. Oct. 29, 1833, at Annapolis, N. S.— Mary 
Lavinia Stewart, b. May 28, 1837, at Portland (St. John), N. B., 
d. Nov. 28, 1863, at Halifax. 

81 Christopher, b. Aug. 21, 1797. 

82 Richard, b. Apl. 28, 1799. 

-f Joseph Henry, b. Nov. 4, 1802, d. Aug. 11, 1816. 

; ' g" /^sT. — — — ■ 

CHARLES STARR, son of Joseph 71, Samuel 70, Samuel 56, 
Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 4, 1788, 



at Starr's Point, N. S., where his own children were born. In 
1842 he removed to the States, and settled in "Will Co., 111., on a 
farm now called "Starr's Grove ; " d. Feb. 25, 1874. He m. May 
1, 1815, PAULINA, dau. of Capt. Harry and Susannah (Eaton) 
COX, of Cornwallis, b. Oct. 23, 1794, d. Feb. 11, 1856. 


A Fanny Susannah, b. Dec. 12, 1817, m. Jan. 21, 1840, William, son of 
Thomas and Catharine (Webber) Gilliatt, b. Jan. 10, 1809, at Gran- 
ville, 1ST. S. ; farmer; res. Church St., Cornwallis, N. S. ; Church 
of England. gilliatt children. 

Lavinia, b. Jan. 20, 1841, m. Feb. 7, 1868, Lorenzo Sangster. — 
Charles William, b. Aug. 5, 1842. — Thomas Barnard, b. July 7, 
1844, m. Jan. 1, 1874, Alice Campbell.— Paulina, b. Aug. 17, 1846, 
m. July 6, 1870, Robert Newcomb. — Joseph Starr, b. Oct. 18, 
1849.— Cassie, b. Oct. 7, 1851.— Susannah, b. Dec. 1, 1854.— 
Almira, b. Mch. 28, 1857.— Fanny, b. Apl. 13, 1859.— Maria, b. 
Jan. 26, 1862. 

73 Henry, b. Sept. 24, 1819. 

74 Christopher, b. June 28, 1821. 

76 Charles Richard, b. May 15, 1824. 

B Sarah Lavinia, b. Mch. 29, 1826, m. Apl. 12, 1846, Harlow H, son 
of Asahel and Anna (Avery) Spoor, b. July 3, 1821, at Lyons, 
N. Y. They reside at Joliet, Will Co., 111. A son 
Edwin T. Spoor, b. July 5, 1848. 

C Joanna Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1828, unm'd. 

D Maria, b. Jan. 9, 1831, m. Apl. 1, 1851, James H, son of Rev. F. W. 
and Catharine (Herman) Mendsen, b. Apl. 23, 1826, in Northamp- 
ton Co. , Pa. ; res. Davenport, Iowa. 


Frank F., b. May 11, 1852; living in Chicago. 
Thomas M., b. Sept. 11, 1855; living in Davenport, la. 
Nellie B., b. Oct. 11, 1858; living in Davenport, la. 
James Starr, b. Jan. 7, 1865, d. Jan. 5, 1867. 


HENRY STARR, son of Charles 72, b. Sept. 24, 1819, in 
Cornwallis, N. S. In 1839, when the "Aroostick" war, so called, 
broke out respecting the boundary line between Maine and New 
Brunswick, he was drafted into the British army, but not being 
disposed to serve against the United States, he left home in haste, 
went over to Maine, where he finished his education at the Wes- 
leyan Seminary at Kent's Hill. .In 1842 he went to Illinois with 
his father's family, and commenced the practice of law; was elected 
Judge of Grundy Co. court for three years, 1849-52. He soon after 



removed to Sacramento, Oal., and held the office of City Attorney 
in 1856 and 1857. In 1860 was a member of the State Legisla- 
ture, and is now the District Attorney; Methodist. He m. July 
20, 1845, SARAH ANN, dau. of John and Elizabeth {Holmes) 
SHIPLEY, b. Nov. 9, 1827, in Wash. Co., Pa. 


+ Laura Monroe, b. March 25, 1849, d. Aug. 12, 1849. 

A Albert Henry, b. Aug. 4, 1850, in Morris, 111. ; settled in Sacra- 
mento, Cal. ; a builder and contractor ; m. Nov. 28, 1877, Maggie, 
dau. of William C. and Maggie Emma {Wadsworth) Kayler, b. 
April 25, 1860, at Nevada City, Cal. 

B Clara, b. Sept. 6, 1852, at "Starr's Grove," 111.; m. Aprils, 1877, 
Benjamin Kniffin, son of Dr. Sylvanus Hiram and Charity 
(Kniffiri) Plumb, b. Dec. 6, 1842, at Fleming, N. Y. ; a jeweler 
and watchmaker in Sacramento, Cal. 

C Charles Wesley, b. Aug. 15, 1858. 


CHRISTOPHER STARR, son of Charles 72, Joseph 71, Sam- 
uel 70, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 
fort 1, b. June 21, 1821, at Cornwallis, N. S.; left there in 1843, 
and settled in Will Co., 111.; thence, in 1853, to Morris, Grundy 
Co., where his widow still resides. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. H, 
53d Reg't, 111. Vols.; served three years, reenlisted as a veteran; 
discharged at the close of the war as Lieut., with ruined health. 
In 1869 went to Cal., and d. Sept. 26, 1870, in Sacramento; car- 
penter; Universalist. 

He m. Nov. 15, 1842, MARY JANE, dau. of James and Han- 
nah (Strong) EATON, b. Oct. 3, 1825, at Cornwallis, N. S. 


75 Charles James, b. Oct. 30, 1843. 

+ George Edwin, b. Nov. 20, 1845, d. March 29, 1846. 

+ Lucy Jane, b. and d. Sept. 17, 1847. 

A Edgar Leroy, b. Aug. 20, 1848, in Morris, 111. , where he still resides ; 

Spiritualist; m. Jan. 1, 1871, Belle, dau. of David and Margaretta 

(Gwin) Nichols, b. July 9, 1853, in Ohio. 


+ Geneva Jane Starr, b. April 29, 1872, d. Aug. 11, 1872. 
B Mary Margaretta Starr, b. Nov. 20, 1875. 
C Eugene, b. Oct. 21, 1853; lives in Morris, 111. ; unm'd 1877; dry goods 

merchant; Methodist. 
D Fred., b. Feb. 20, 1856. 
E Viola V., b. Jan. 10, 1865. 


NOVA SCOTIA FAMILY— 75, 76, 77. 


CHARLES JAMES STARR, son of Christopher 74, b. Oct. 30, 
1843, in Nova Scotia. When an infant, the family removed to 
111. He entered the service of his adopted country by enlisting 
July 14, 1862, in 76th Reg't 111. Vol.; discharged June 11, 1865, 
at Mobile, Ala. He settled in Francesville, Pulaski Co., Ind. ; 
carpenter and joiner; Methodist; m. (1st) Jan. 1, 1866, ELIZA- 
BETH ANN, dau. of Andrew and Nancy {White) KERNS, b. 
July 20, 1843, in 0.; d. Dec. 31, 1872; m. (2d) Sept. 17, 1874, 
HANNAH, dau. of John Daniel and Ann (Huddleston) VER- 
LEY, b. Sept. 19, 1844, at Liverpool, Eng. 


A William Page, April 2, 1876. 


CHARLES RICHARD STARR, son of Charles 72, b. May 
15, 1824, in Cornwallis, N. S.; went to Westbrook, Me., in 1841; 
thence to 111. in 1842; settled at Kankakee in 1853; a lawyer; in 
1857 elected Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court of 111., 
which office he held until his resignation in 1867; was also Judge 
of the County Court for four years. 

"Judge Starr is a gentleman of fine presence and courtly man- 
ners; has had ten years' experience on the bench, and a wide law- 
practice in the counties of Kankakee, "Will, Livingston, &c." — El 
Paso Journal, June, 1872. 

He m. Sept. 22, 1853, ALMENA MARIA, dau. of Capt. Sam- 
uel Butler and Sarah B. (Francis) STEVENS, b. April 20, 1823, 
at Westbrook, Me. 


+ Almena, b. Jan. 7, 1855, d. infancy. 

A Charles Grenville, b. Feb. 25, 1857; entered the U. S. Military 

Academy at West Point, May 25, 1874. 
B Jane, b. April 7, 1860. 
C Harriet, b. Aug. 22, 1863. 


SAMUEL STARR, son of Joseph 71, Samuel 70, Samuel 56, 
Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 28, 
1790, at Starr's Point, N. S.; lived for some time at Halifax; busi- 
ness being dull, he went out to Demerara, South America, and for 



five years worked at his trade of builder and contractor. He 
inherited in no small measure the pluck and energy of his father. 
He had the yellow fever three times, — the last time in 1821, when 
he was thirty miles back in the interior, erecting buildings for a 
sugar plantation, with no one with him but his crew of black 
slaves and the natives in his employ. Awaking to consciousness 
one morning, weak and helpless with the fever, he ordered his 
foreman, a big mulatto, to carry him to his canoe, put him on the 
mattress, under the awning, and take him down the river at once. 
The slaves in astonishment said, " Why massa, you'll neber lib to 
git to the ribber." His orders were obeyed. On arriving at 
Georgetown he was carried on his hammock to the office of a mer- 
chant who was loading a Nova Scotia brig in the harbor, and, 
securing a passage, arranged to have the cargo put on board with 
all possible despatch, and the vessel sailed with the first mate and 
one sailor down with the fever; the latter died; the mate was sick 
the whole voyage, while Mr. Starr improved so rapidly that he 
was soon able to perform part of their duties, and arrived at his 
old home quite recovered. He married and settled at Starr's 
Point; in 1843 bought part of the old homestead, worked the farm 
until 1860; then, giving it up to his two youngest sons, removed 
to the old house where he spent the first twenty years of his mar- 
ried life; d. Oct. 5, 1864; Church of England. 

He m. (1st) June 26, 1822, SUSANNAH, dau. of Capt. Haeey 
and Susannah {Eaton) COX, b. March 17, 1804, d. March 23, 
1852; m. (2d) June 20, 1855, Mrs. ABIGAIL WILLETT, dau. 
of Samuel Denison, b. April 20, 1808, at Kentville, N. S.; living 
in 1877. 


A Paulina, b. July 29, 1823, m. May 22, 1850, Leander, son of Ward 
and Deborah {Eaton) Eaton, b. Dec. 25, 1821, at Canard, N. S., 
where they still reside ; farmer ; Baptist. 


Alfred Starr, b. June 20, 1851.— Fanny Susan, b. Feb. 27, 1853.— 
Mary Sophia, b. Feb. 21, 1855; m. Nov. 3, 1873, Charles H. 
Wright, a farmer in Canard. — Florence Jane, b. Aug. 30, 1856. — 
Ralph Samuel, b. Aug. 11, 1858.— Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 
I860.— Charles Cotnam Hamilton, b. Sept. 10, 1863.— Alice Maud, 
b. April 27, 1865. 

78 George Garland, b. April 14, 1825. 

79 Thomas Henry, b. Feb. 28, 1827. 

B Mary Sophia, b. Feb. 7, 1829; m. July 31, 1854, Col. David Hoster- 



man, son of James Stewart and Harriet (Biter) Clark, b. May 11, 
1829, at Halifax; a merchant at Port Williams, 1ST. S., and for 
many years a distinguished man in the militia. In 1869 he 
removed with his family to Pernambuco, Brazil, S. A. After 
the death of his wife's uncle, Christopher, he brought them back 
to Nova Scotia, on account of her health, and returned himself to 
settle up the uncle's estate. Soon after his arrival he was attacked 
with fever ; started for home ; got as far as St. Thomas, where he 
d. June 25, 1872, and there buried. 


Alice Susan, b. May 21, 1855; d. April 22, 1856.— Arthur Stewart, 
b. Nov. 27, 1856.— Maud Mary, b. Jan. 9, 1862, 

80 John Edward, b. Jan. 14, 1831. 

C Joseph, b. Feb. 3, 1833; a successful farmer; unm'd; cultivates the 
ancestral acres, and lives in the house built in 1760 by his great- 
grandfather, at Starr's Point, and belongs to the Church of Eng- 

D Martha, b. March 11, 1836; m. Dec. 7, 1858, Gilbert, son of Gil- 
bert and Nancy (Clark) Fowler, b. 1830 at Bridgetown, N. S. ; 
merchant at Truro, N. S. ; Church of England. 


Bella Maud, b. Oct. 2, 1859.— William Alexander, b. Jan. 2, 1861. 


GEORGE GARLAND STARR, son of Samuel 77, b. April U, 
1825; went out to Pernambuco, So. America, at the request of his 
uncle Christopher (81), to assist in his extensive business, where, 
after having accumulated a large property, he died. It is to be 
regretted that a fuller history of this enterprising man could not 
be obtained for this work. He m. (1st) Jan. 30, 1856, PRU- 
DENCE SOPHIA, dau. of John and Asenath (Wells) SHEF- 
FIELD, b. Dec. 19, 1828, at Cornwallis; d. July 22, 1857, at Per- 
nambuco. He m. (2d) May 5, 1859, MARGARET, dau. of James 
and Caroline Mary (Dudman) STEWART, of Bahia. She is 
now living in South Kensington, Eng. 


A Mary Asenath, b. March 11, 1857; m. Edward Manning, son of 
Mayhew and Eunice (Band) Beckwith; a merchant and ship 
owner; res. Canning, N. S. 

B Henry James Terraby, b. April 22, 1860. 

C Adelaide Gordon, b. July 13, 1861. 

D Herbert Edward, b. Feb. 14, 1869. 


NEW LONDON BRANCH— 79, 80, 81. 


THOMAS HENRY STARR, son of Samuel 77, b. Feb. 28, 
1827, at Starr's Point, N. S.; went, April 8, 1849, to the States; 
lived awhile at Bertrand, Mich.; settled in 1861 at Dunkirk, N. Y. 
He enlisted in the service of his adopted country Sept. 22, 1864, 
in Co. I, 187th Reg't N. Y. Vols.; discharged Jan. 7, 1865, by rea- 
son of the loss of his right arm in the fight at Hatcher's Run, Va. 
He is Deputy Revenue Collector; Episcopal. 

He m. Nov. 5, 1851, HANNAH, dau. of James and Hannah 
(Steimson) HILTON, b. Oct. 19, 1825, in Hull, Eng. 


A Frederick Henry, b. Aug. 8, 1852 ; a telegraphic operator in Dun- 
kirk, N. Y. ; Episcopal; unm'd Jan., 1878. 

B Laura Eliza, b. Nov. 29, 1854. 

C John Edward, b. Oct. 19, 1856 ; is foreman in a blind manufactory 
in Mankato, Minn. ; Episcopal ; Jan. , 1878, unm'd. 

D George Albert, b. Jan. 14, 1859. 

E Mary Sophia, b. July 18, 1861. 

F James Samuel, b. Oct. 10, 1864. 


Major JOHN EDWARD STARR, son of Samuel 77, b. Jan. 14, 
1831, at Starr's Point, N. S., where he still resides; noted in the 
province as a breeder and feeder of Durham grade cattle; holds the 
Commission of overseer of fisheries for the Co. of Kings, under the 
Dominion Government; Capt. and Adj't of the 68th Battalion of 
Kings Co. Vols., with the brevet rank of Major ; Church of Eng- 

He m. Jan. 25, 1860, MARTHA, dau. of Ward and Deborah 
{Eaton) EATON, b. March 28, 1828, at Canard, N. S. 


A John Rufus, b. Dec. 13, 1860. 

+ Ella, b. May 11, 1862; d. May 12, 1864. 

B Alice Augusta, b. Sept. 18, 1865. 

C George Herbert, b. Feb. 14, 1873. 


CHRISTOPHER STARR, son of Joseph 71, Samuel 70, Samuel 
56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 
21, 1797, at Starr's Point; a mechanical engineer; went in 1819 
to Pernambuco, Brazil, and, with an Englishman named Harring- 



ton, started a foundry and machine shops, which proved very suc- 
cessful. On the death of Harrington, Mr. Starr married his 
widow, and carried on the business alone, employing about 200 
men. He visited Nova Scotia in 1854, and 1860, in the meantime 
sending for his nephew, Geo. G-. Starr, to assist him in his increas- 
ing business. In 1 870, his health failing, his physicians ordered him 
to England, where he d. March 3, 1870, at Henley, leaving an 
estate of £50,000 st'g, which he devised to his nephews and nieces. 
He was a man of very gentlemanly manners, and fine address. His 
deep, black, restless eyes, and dark, bronzed complexion, with 
quite a foreign accent in speaking, would have enabled him to pass 
anywhere for a Portuguese. 

He m. about 1835 his late partner's widow, Mrs. SUSANNA 
HARRINGTON, dau. of John Howard, of Rivenhall, Essex, Eng. 
She d. Dec. 2, 1853. 

A SO^T.' 

A Henry Howard, b. about 1836,; d. about 1857. 


Col. RICHARD STARR, son of Joseph 71, Samuel 70, Samuel 
56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. April 
28, 1799, at Starr's Point ; lived in a house he builded on the old 
farm; but, in 1868, on purchasing the "Willow Brook" farm 
adjoining, removed there with his youngest son. He has been in 
the "Commission of the Peace" since 1838; an active member of 
the County Sessions, and Commissioner for the relief of Insolvent 
Debtors; held a commission in H. M. militia since 1827; Lieut.- 
Col. of the 2d Reg't, Kings Co., for years; retired from service in 
1866, full Col. brevet unattached; a member of the Church of Eng- 
land; warden for 33 years, and trustee of the school lands of the 

He m. Sept. 15, 1829, TAMAR, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Rice) 
TROOP, b. April 14, 1804, at Bridgetown, N. S. 


83 Robert William, b. Sept. 11, 1830. 

+ Lavinia, b. June 30, 1832; d. March 28, 1846. 

+ Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 14, 1834; d. April 17, 1836. 

A Mary Jane, b. Dec. 7, 1836; m. Sept. 16, 1857, Thomas Roberts, son 

of Thomas Roberts and Mercy Ann {Barnaby) Patillo, b. Sept. 

19, 1833, at Liverpool, N. S. , where they now reside. He is a 

merchant; Lt.-Col. of the militia ; Baptist. 

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Thomas Starr, b. June 21, 1858. — Alice Eliza Stewart, b. April 
29, I860.— Clara Maud, b. March 21, 1862.— Joseph Bartlett, b. 
Oct. 24, 1863.— James William, b. May 14, 1866.— Heber Munro, 
b. Jan. 17, 1868.— Richard Starr, b. May 25, 1870.— Mary Beatrice, 
\b. May 13, 1872; d. Oct. 4, 1872.— Charles Harrold, b. May 22, 
1873; d. Oct. 2, 1873. 

-f Henrietta Sophia, b. Sept. 15, 1839, d. Feb. 4, 1843. 

B Joseph Christopher, b. May 8, 1842 ; living in the house built by 
his father at Starr's Point; farmer and fruit-grower; Capt. in 1st 
Reg't, King's Co., Militia; member of the Church of England. 
Is now (1878) making the tour of Europe and the East; m. June 
23, 1874, Annie Sophia, dau. of William Henry, M. P., and Sophia 
(Cogswell) Chipman, b. Oct. 6, 1846, at Cornwallis; d. Jan. 31, 

C Sarah Eliza, b. July A, 1844; m. Sept. 14, 1876, Ross, son of Wil- 
liam Henry, M. P., and Sophia (Cogswell) Chipman, b. April 7, 1835, 
at Cornwallis ; a f armer^ living in his native town. A daughter, 
Annie Elizabeth Chipman, v ' o. Aug. 12, 1877. 

D Charles Richard Henry, b. Nov. 15, 1846 ; farmer and fruit-grower, 
at Willow Brook, Cornwallis.. N. S. ; 1st Lieut, in King's Co. 
Militia; Church of England. He m. June 21, 1877, Eva, dau. of 
Rev. Samuel and Florence (Haire) Richardson, b. Sept. 20, 1856, 
at Granville, N. S. 

+ David Arthur, b. Oct. 2, 1849, d. Oct. 12, 1856. 


Major ROBERT WILLIAM STARR, son of Richard 82, 
Joseph 71, Samuel 70, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 11, 1830, at Starr's Point, 
where he still resides; farmer; major of H. M. Nova Scotia 
Militia ; a member and warden of the Church of England. To 
this gentleman are the Nova Scotia family greatly indebted for 
the fullness and completeness of the record of their branch in 
these pages. He has been deeply interested in the work from the 
beginning, and has devoted much time and labor in copying parish 
and township records, gravestones, &c, and in collecting, person- 
ally and by letter, many records, incidents, historical facts, &c, 
which he has kindly furnished the compiler, who thus gratefully 
acknowledges his invaluable assistance. 

He m. March 7, 1860, SARAH ELIZABETH, dau. of Clem- 
ent Horton and Mary Jane (Starr) BELCHER [93 A], b. May 
25, 1833, at Halifax. 




A Arthur Clark, b. Aug. 6, 1861. 

4- Robert William, b. Feb. 13, 1864, d. Feb. 26, 1864. 

B Florence Belcher, b. April 4, 1865. 

C Percy George, b. March 25, 1868. 

D Gladys Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1874. 


DAVID STARR, son of Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 16, 1742, in Norwich, Conn.; 
went to Nova Scotia before the Revolution; married, and settled 
at Cornwallis; a farmer; leaving, at his death, Oct. 29, 1831, 
eight children, 46 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren; 
Church of England. 

He m. Aug. 5, 1770, SUSANNAH, dau. of Henry and Mar- 
tha POTTER, b. April, 1752, at Halifax; d. Nov. 5, 1817. 


85 Samuel, b. Aug. 5, 1771. 

+ Henry, b. Aug. 5, 1771, d. Dec. 12, 1779. 

A Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1773, d. Dec. 12, 1837. She m. March 6, 1794, 
Augustus, son of Samuel and Alice Willoughby, b. Feb. 2, 1771, 
at Cornwallis. His parents came with the first settlers from 
Conn. , and drew a full share in the township ; a farmer at C. ; in 
1804 removed to Halifax; a bookkeeper ; d. . 


Minetta, b. Aug. 1, 1795, bap. Oct. 17, m. Fellows.— Sera- 

phina, b. Sept. 19, 1796, bap. March 26, 1797, m. Shannon.— 

Lucretia, b. April 8, 1798, bap. April 1, 1799, m. Fullerton.— 

Samuel Augustus, b. Jan. 1, 1800, bap. Feb. 1. — Elizabeth, b. 

Oct. 10, 1801, bap. Jan. 3, 1802, m. Anderson. — Clarissa, b. 

March 23, 1804.— Susannah Alice, b. Feb. 27, 1811. 

86 John, b. Feb. 20, 1775. 

B Ann, b. Dec. 12, [Sept. 17,] 1776, d. June [July] 30, 1853. She m. 
July 22, 1812, Walter, son of Ezra and Mary (Watrous) Reid (2d 
wife), b. Feb. 23, 1770, at Horton, N. S. ; a farmer at Canard, 
Cornwallis; d. 1850. A daughter, 

Harriet Sophia Reid, b. Sept. 16, 1815, m. May 22, 1846, William 
Henry Lyons, a farmer at Canard, N. S. ; two children. 

C Sarah, b. Nov. 1, 1778, d. Aug. 15, 1812 [1814]. She m. (1st) Feb. 6, 
1800, Benjamin, son of Benjamin Belcher, b. Aug. 7, 1775, at 
Cornwallis; d. May 14, 1802, at Canard. She m. (2d) April 17, 

1805, Walter C. Manning; res. Halifax, where he d. . A son, 

Clement Horton Belcher, b. March 5, 1801, m. Mary Jane Starr 
[93 A]. 




Desiah, b. Jan. 21, 1808, m. Capt. Henry R. Marshall.— Sarah 
Eliza, b. Sept. 10, 1809, d. unm'd, Nov. 8, 1846.— Walter C, b. 
Sept. 12, 1811 ; editor of a Halifax paper. 

93 Joseph, b. Feb. 16, 1781. 

+ Hannah, b. March 1, 1783; buried Oct. 4, 1784. 

D Susannah, b. July 1, 1785, d. Feb., 1869. She m. March, 1811, Rev. 

James, son of and Rosamond (Broderick) Knowlan, b. 1776, 

in Ireland; a Wesleyan Methodist minister; d. 1843, in Halifax. 


James Broderick, b. 1812, d. 1821.— William Henry, b. 1813, d. 
1855.— John Starr, b. 1815, d. 1865.— Susan Rosamond, b. 1817, 
d. 1821. — Susan Rosamond, b. and d. 1822. — James Broderick, b. 
1825, d. 1867. He m. Lucy Ann Bolman. She is living in H. with 
her two children — James McLeod, b. and d. 1828, — George Ed- 
ward, b. 1831, d. 1862. 
98 David, b. April 15, 1787. 

101 William, b. March 2, 1789. 

107 James, b. Aug. 3, 1791. 

110 Daniel, b. March 27, 1795. 


SAMUEL STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 5, 1771, at Corn- 
wallis ; lived in Horton ; went on a voyage to the West Indies, 
and d. at Jamaica Aug. 8, 1801. 

He m. LYDIA, dau. of Jehiel and Phebe (Roll) DeWOLF, 
b. 1759, in H.; d. Jan. 26, 1850. 


A Maria, b. Jan. 1, 1795, d. Jan. 3, 1872. She m., 1814, Otho Hamilton, 
b. 1788 at Kennebunk, Me. ; a farmer at Kentville, N. S. ; d. 1827. 


Susan, b. March 10, 1816, unm'd.— Minetta, b. March 15, 1818, 
unm'd.— Henry Starr, b. Aug. 18, 1820, unm'd; d. March 9, 1867. 
—Margaret Maria, b. Feb. 5, 1823, m. Feb. 19, 1857, B. H. Har- 
ris; res. K.— Otho, b. Aug. 23, 1825, m. 1856; res. Boston, Mass. 
— Josephine, b. Dec. 11, 1828, m. Dec. 1, 1849, Rufus Eaton; res. 
Boston, Mass. — Anna Augusta, b. Sept. 21, 1830, m. Feb. 15, 
1849, William Eaton, res. Kentville. 
B Henry, b. Dec. 15, 1796 ; went out as supercargo to the West Indies, 
and d. there in 1822. 


Col. JOHN STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 20, 1775, at Corn- 


John Starr, Esq.M.PP 




wallis ; went in early life to Halifax, and became a wealthy mer- 
chant and ship-owner of that city, and during the French war a 
government contractor. He lived on the family property, formerly 
owned by the " Wentworths," known as " Poplar Grove, " then a 
square in the center of the city containing a number of houses, 
approached by a gate from the street through an avenue of poplar 
trees. The road since cut through this property is called Starr 
street. He was a large, powerful man, of fine presence, polished 
address, respected, and popular in the community, and a magistrate 
for many years. When absent in England in 1827 he was elected 
a member of the House of Assembly by his native county of Kings, 
an unusual honor. He was present at the taking of Bastport, Me., 
in the war of 1812, and took great interest in the militia at a time 
when it might be called at any moment to active service; April 12, 
1824, received his commission as Col. of the 3d Halifax reg't. 
His commercial flag, used by the family for more than half a 
century, was white with a blue star in the center. His " Coat 
of Arms " [See with his portrait], described in several books on 
heraldry, published in London, is cut on his monument. He was 
brought up in the Church of England, but afterward united with 
his wife in the church of her choice, the Wesleyan Methodists, and 
d. Dec. 30, 1827. 

He m. Dec. 28, 1797, DESIAH, dau. of Moses, Jr., and Mary 
(Newcomb) GORE, b. May 23, 1780, at Cornwallis, a remarkable 
woman, of strong will and great mental power ; a philanthropist, 
with deep religious convictions ; she early joined the Wesleyan 
Methodists, and, by her piety and influence in the church, gained 
the honored title of "Mother of Methodism " in Nova Scotia, while 
she retained through life the personal friendship of her former 
Church of Eng. Bishop (Inglis). She d. May 15, 1843, at Horton. 


+ Margaret Sophia, b. Dec. 21, d. 23, 1798. 

A Margaret Sophia, b. Jan. 3, 1800, d. June 13, 1827, at Parrsboro, 
N. S. She in. May 30, 1821, Hon. James, son of James and Mary 
{Crane) Ratchford, b. May 17, 1796, a representative of an old 
Tory family of considerable wealth and large political influence 
in the Co. of Cumberland, N. S. , where they owned a large estate. 
He was a merchant ; held the office of Registrar of Deeds, post- 
master, magistrate, Colonel, and a member of the Legislative 
Council of Nova Scotia. 




Sophia Caroline, b. July 15, 1823, m. Oct. 24, 1864, Rev. Nathaniel 

Allen Coster, Rector of Richibucto, N. B., who d. Feb. 4, 1879. 

Mary Eliza, b. June 13, 1827, d. Nov. 25, 1841. 
4 John Leander, b. Oct. 30, d. Nov. 30, 1801. 
87 John Leander, b. Oct. 25, 1802. 
89 William Joseph, b. Dec. 12, 1805. 
B Mart Eliza, b. Dec. 28, 1807, d. May 14, 1843, at Horton, N. S. 

She m. Oct. 17, 1826, Elisha, son of Judge Elisha and Margaret 

(Ratchford) DeWolf, b. Mch. 14, 1801, at Wolfville; merchant; 

elected to the N. S. House of Assembly in 1831; member of 

Church of England. 


Alfred, b. July 8, d. 9, 1827.— John Starr, b. Sept. 13, 1828, d. 
Jan. 31, 1829.— William Frederick, b. Jan. 2, 1830, d. July 5, 1861. 
— Eliza Arabella, b. Mch. 26, 1831, and Alice Jane, b. July 8, 
1832, both drowned on steamer "Fairy Queen," Oct. 7, 1853, on 
the voyage from P. E. Island, with a brave young English officer, 
who remained with them when the crew deserted the vessel in the 
boats. The other passengers were saved on portions of the wreck. 
— Henry Jervis, b. Jan. 5, 1836, m. Susan Cornelia Hoogland of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. She d. Apl. 29, 1888.— Leander Starr, b. Jan. 
17, 1838, d. Apl. 29, 1838.— Charles Aubrey, b. Sept. 23, 1840.— 
Margaret Florence, b. Nov. 21, 1842. 
C Susan Arabella, b. July 21, 1810, d. Apl. 20, 1877. She m. Jan. 12, 
1835, Admiral William Henry Jervis, R. N., b. Oct. 11, 1803, at 
"Woodland's Lodge," in the New Forest, Co. Hants, Eng. ; 
studied at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, Eng. ; Apl. 10, 
1819, entered H. M. ship "Active," 48 guns; saw much active 
service as commander of several men-of-war in Europe, East and 
West Indies, and North American stations ; was Capt. of the line- 
of -battle-ship "London," at the great naval review after the 
Crimean war ; a good officer ; belonged to the same family as the 
Earl of St. Vincent; d. Apl. 20, 1877; Church of England. 


Martha Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1835, at St. Omer, France, d. Oct. 25, 
1853, at Bermuda. — Susan Arabella Harriet, b. Oct. 27, 1836, at 
Sheerness, Co. of Kent, Eng. — Fanny Anne Cockburn, b. Nov. 
9, 1839, d. Nov. 27, 1853, at Bermuda.— William Henry Edward 
Rickells, b. June 26, 1843; 1st Lieut. Royal Navy; now clergy- 
man of the Church of England. — Dundas George, b. Apl. 17, 
1847, at Storehouse, Co. Devon, Eng., d. Jan. 4, 1850. 

+ Frederick Augustus, b. Aug. 28, 1812, d. Nov. 3, 1817. 

+ Lucretia Jane, b. Aug. 11, 1814, d. Sept. 19, 1815. 

+ Jane, b. and d. Sept. 2, 1817. 

D Lucretia Jane, b. Nov. 2, 1818, m. June 5, 1838, Hon. Judge Chas. 
Young, LL.D., son of the Hon. John, M. P., and Agnes (Eennie) 



Young, b. Apl. 30, 1812, at Glasgow, Scotland; a member of a 
family that for over 40 years have wielded great social and politi- 
cal influence in Nova Scotia. He has been Attorney- General; 
Queen's Counsel since 1847; appointed Judge in 1851; adminis- 
tered the Government of P. E. Island in 1859, under Royal war- 
rant of the Queen ; member and President of H. M. Council for 
23 years; res. Charlottetown, P. E. Island; Wesleyan Methodist; 
no children. 

92 Frederick Ratchford, b. June 19, 1821. 

+ Alfred, b. Feb. 28, d. Sept. 21, 1824. 


The Hon. JOHN LEANDER STARR, son of John 86, David 
84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Oct. 25, 1802, at Halifax; a prominent merchant and insurance 
broker there for many years; in 1828 appointed magistrate for the 
county; Jan. 24, 1829, commissioned Col. of 3d Regt. of Militia; 
1837, appointed aide-de-camp to Gen. Sir Colin Campbell, and 
afterward to Lord Falkland, Governors of the Province; and in 
1841, by H. M. Royal mandamus, made a member of the Legisla- 
tive Council. When in England many years ago, with his 2d 
wife, presented at Court to H. M. Queen Victoria; and in Paris, 
dined with King Louis Phillip, by special invitation, in recognition 
of the kindness and attention he had shown to the French princes, 
as Provincial Aide-de-Camp, when they visited Halifax some years 
before in a French man-of-war. He is a man of literary taste; 
has written and published several small works ; and when in politi- 
cal life was considered a fine speaker. About 1845 removed to 
New York, and now resides in New Jersey. Episcopal. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 1, 1823, MARY SOPHIA, dau. of James and 
Mary (Crane) RATCHFORD, b. Oct. 30, 1804, at Parrsboro, 
N. S., d. Dec. 17, 1829, at Barbados; m. (2d) in N. Y., Dec. 22, 
1830, FRANCES BARBERIE, dau. of William and Catharine 
THROCKMORTON, b. at Spotswood, N. J., d. Jan. 5, 1878, at 
Summit, N. J. 


+ James Ratchford, b. July 18, d. 23, 1825. 

+ Rupert Augustus, b. Apl. 15, d. Nov. 20, 1827. 

+ Mary Desiah, b. Sept. 19, d. Oct. 11, 1828. 

children by second wife. 
A Mary Sophia Ratchford, b. Oct. 8, 1833, d, Jan. 8, 1872. She m. 
Jan. 25, 1858, De Yerd Fischer, who was b. at sea; a government 
clerk for the Province of Canada ; lived in Quebec ; removed to 
New York, and d. Oct. 26, 1868. 




Frederick John George, b. Oct. 17, 1858.— William F. Williams, 
b. Oct. 23, 1859, d. Jan. 22, I860.— Emily Louise, b.-Jan. 26, 1861, 
d. Mch. 5, 1876.— Adele Frances, b. May 28, 1862, d. Dec. 20, 
1863.— Mary Flora Ethel, b. Dec. 6, 1863.— Victoria Beatrice, b. 
Feb. 28, d. July 22, 1867. 

+ Kate Reading, b. Sept. 18, 1834; d. Nov. 30, 1836. 

88 Leander William Yan Hook, b. Jan. 4, 1837. 

B Elizabeth Jane Throckmorton, b. May 28, 1838; m. Oct. 23, 1861, 
John Daggett Hunt, b. in New York; a lawyer; d. June 6, 1877, 
at his res. , Summit, N. J. 


John Leander Starr, b. Nov. 24, 1862.— Bessie, b. Dec. 10, 1866. 

+ Colin Campbell, b. March 6, 1841 ; d. Jan. 15, 1842. 

C Colin Campbell, b. June 5, 1843 ; entered the Royal navy as mid- 
shipman in H. M. ship Dauntless; d. Aug. 7, 1874. 


Leander 87. b. Jan. 4, 1837, at Halifax, N. S.; educated at Heidel- 
burg, Germany; a man of more than average intellectal ability; 
resided in France, England, Canada; and was a translator of foreign 
languages in New York, where he d. April 18, 1868; Episcopal. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 4, 1857, MARY ROSE BRADLEY, b. June 13, 
1830, at Somerset, Eng.; m. (2d) Sept. 11, 1865, VICTORIA 


WILLIAM JOSEPH STARR, son of John 86, David 84, Sam- 
uel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 
12, 1805, at Halifax, where he became an extensive merchant and 
ship owner in the West India and African trade; in early life 
spent some time in South America; while there was a spectator of 
some of the battles and rights in which the Earl of Dundonald was 
commander. He was alderman in the first city council of H., and 
Capt. in the militia, from which he was allowed to retire retaining 
his rank; in 1845 removed to St. John, New Brunswick; a com- 
mission merchant and insurance agent. In early life he joined the 
Wesley an Methodists, but to the last retained a strong affection 
for the Church of England, and always taught his children from 
her "Book of Common Prayer" ; d. Aug. 31, 1869. 

He m. (1st) at Smith's Parish church, Bermuda, Nov. 16, 1830, 
MATILDA, dau. of Hon. Richakd and Fkances (Peniston) PEN- 



ISTON, b. Nov. 3, 1809, at "Peniston Hall," Penistons, Bermuda. 
Her father, a wealthy and prominent merchant there, was a 
descendant, through six generations, from Anthony Penistone, a 
gentleman adventurer, who settled in Bermuda in 1618. She d. 
June 3, 1846, at St. John, N. B. 

He m. (2d) Sept. 25, 1848, Mrs. HARRIET, wid. of Thomas 
BARTLETT, Esq., and dau. of Timothy Ruggles, Esq., M. P. P., 
of Bridgetown, N". S., b. Aug. 16, 1813; d. Jan. 1, 1877. She was 
a direct descendant of Timothy Ruggles, Esq., President of the 
Congress of 1765 of the United American Colonies, called after 
the passage of the Stamp Act, and one of the few who voted 
against the " Declaration of Independence"; afterward a General 
in the British army. 


A Frances Amelia, b. May 17, 1832, at H. ; d. July 25, 1835, at Parrs- 
boro, N. S. 

90 Richard Peniston, b. Feb. 6, 1834. 

B John Leander, b. July 7, 1835, at H. ; d. Nov. 27, 1866, at Liverpool, 

91 William Frederick, b. Nov. 9, 1836. 

C Eliza Ratchford, b. Feb. 23, 1839, at H. ; m. July 13, 1876, Rev. 
Thomas Williams Johnston, clergyman of the Church of England, 
and rector of Crapaud, P. E. Island. A child, 
Francis Peniston Johnston, b. Oct. 27, 1877. 

D Susan Jervis, b. July 9, 1840, at H. ; d. June 9, 1874, at St. John, 
N. B. She m. Sept. 6, 1860, Harry James, son of Maj. Frederick 
and Eliza Jane {Parker) Du Vernet; a farmer at Gagetown, New 
Brunswick. (His father a Maj. in the British army on the staff 
— his mother a sister of the late Chief Justice Parker, of the 
province of N. B.) 


William Tyndall, b. June 24, 1862.— Eliza Matilda, b. Aug. 8, 

1863.— Robert Parker, b. Jan. 29, 1865.— Harriet Lavinia, b. 

March 18, 1866.— Edward, b. Jan. 3, 1868.— Mira Amelia, b. 

Sept. 2, 1869. 
+ Henry Jervis, b. Dec. 6, d. 12, 1843, at H. 
E Almira Christmas, b. Dec. 25, 1845, at St. John. 


RICHARD PENISTON STARR, son of William Joseph 89, 

John 86, David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 

7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 6, 1834, at "Poplar Grove," Halifax; 

removed in 1846 to St. John, New Brunswick; insurance agent, 

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representing several English companies in the lower provinces of 
Canada; a merchant, and interested in coal mining; member of 
Church of England, and vestryman. 

[This gentleman, much interested in the subject, collected sev- 
eral years ago, the history of his ancestral line in the Provinces, 
and to him is the compiler greatly indebted, not alone for the in- 
formation so kindly furnished, but more especially for the great 
assistance rendered, at much inconvenience to himself, in preparing 
the complete record of the Nova Scotia family for this work.—B. P. S.] 

He m. May 25, 1865, MARY BOIES, dau. of Leverett Hub- 
bard and Margaret (Hubbard) DE VEBER, b. May 15, 1833, at 
St. John. She belongs to an old loyalist family of New Bruns- 
wick; her father a wealthy and prominent merchant in St. John, 
whose father and grandfather were both colonels in the British 


A Francis Peniston, b. July 16, 1868. 

B Alleyne Boies, b. Nov. 8, 1873, d. May 27, 1879, while this work was 
passing through the press. 


WILLIAM FREDERICK STARR, son of William Joseph 89, 
b. Nov. 9, 1836, at Halifax; removed in 1845 to St. John, N. B. ; 
merchant; Church of England. 

He m. Sept. 6, 1865, HELEN RATCHFORD, dau. of Brock 
and Harriet (Boothby) WHEELER, d. Oct. 18, 1870. She 
belonged to an old loyalist family of N. B. 


A Frederick Ratchford, b. Dec. 3, 1866. 

+ Helen Boothby, b. July 10, 1868 ; d. Sept. 19, 1869. 

B William Jervis, b. Oct. 18, 1869. 

+ Helen Wheeler, b. Oct. 18, d. 26, 1870. 


FREDERICK RATCHFORD STARR, son of John 86, b. June 
19, 1821, at " Poplar Grove," Halifax, N. S.; a merchant and Capt. 
in the militia of his native city; in 1847 went to St. John, N. B., 
into the Ins. business with his brother, William Joseph 89 ; in 1850 
to Montreal, as agent for several English Ins. Go's in Canada; in 1852 
removed to Philadelphia, Pa., and organized the "Enterprise Fire 
Ins. Co." of that city; and, as general agent of a N. Y. Life Ins. Co. 



for many years, built up a large and successful business, from which. 
he retired, and purchased a dairy farm of Jersey stock, at Litch- 
field, Conn, now everywhere known as the " Echo Farm." For an 
interesting illustrated description of the farm, etc., see Harper's 
Magazine for Oct., 1878. He is a man of great enterprise, pluck, 
energy, and industry, exerting a wide and healthful influence 
among the agriculturists of his adopted State, leading to more 
intelligent and improved methods of cultivating the soil, and 
improving the breed of stock. He is a member of the Episcopal 
church ; at one time Treas. of the Convention; is closely identified 
with the active religious and philanthropic movements of the day ; 
and has written and published a number of small books of a reli- 
gious character. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 5, 1843, MARY JANE, dau. of Edward 
James and Anna Maria {Boyd) JARVIS, b. Sept. 8, 1821, at St. 
John ; d. March 24, 1848. She belonged to one of the old loyalist 
families of New Brunswick. Her father held several offices under 
the British government ; was last Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court of P. E. Island. 

He m. (2d) Nov. 5, 1850, HENRIETTA MARIA, dau. of John 
M. and Henrietta Maria (Coffin) ATWOOD, b. Feb. 6, 1821; 
her father a well-known, highly-respected merchant of Philadel- 


A Maria Gore, b. Aug. 13, 1844, at Halifax, N. 8. 


JOSEPH STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 16, 1781, in Corn- 
wallis ; removed to Halifax, where most of his life was spent, highly 
respected for his stern integrity; hardware merchant; Church of 
England, and warden of "St. Paul's" for many years; retired 
from business; lived in Wolfville, N. S.; d. Apl, 23 (17?), 1858. 

He m. (1st) Feb. 25, 1804, MARY, dau. of Moses and Mollie 
(Newcomb) GORE, b. Jan. 29, 1778, at Cornwallis, d. Aug. 19, 
1838; m. (2d) Apl. 4, 1843, Mrs. MARGARET MARIA, wid. of 
James CALKIN, and dau. of Elisha and Margaret (Ratchford) 
De Wolf, b. Sept. 22, 1793, at Horton, d. May 16, 1862. 


94 John Edward, b. Feb. 4, 1805. 



A Mary Jane, b. Dec. 19, 1806, at Horton, d. May 15, 1868. She m. 
June 6, 1826, Clement Horton, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Starr) 
Belcher [84 C], b. Mch. 5, 1801, at Cornwallis, d. May 23, 1869, 
at their res. , Halifax. 


Mary Sophia, b. Apl. 8, 1827.— Sarah Clementina, b. Feb. 16, d. 

Oct. 25, 1829. — Joseph Starr, b. June 18, 1831; a merchant in 

Halifax, m. Apl. 23, 1856, Mary E. Ritchie; 7 children, 3 living. 

—Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1833, m. R. W. Starr [83].— Georgi- 

ana, b. Aug. 28, 1840, d. July 3, 1842.— George Herbert, b. Sept. 

7, 1842, d. July 29, 1843.— Florence Lucy, b. Mch. 21, 1847.— 

Clement Horton, b. Mch. 1, 1850. 
+ Thomas Henry, b. Sept. 29, 1809, d. Mch. 20, 1811. 
97 George Herbert, b. Dec. 26, 1812. 
+ Thomas Henderson Woodward, b. July 6, 1816, d. Feb. 13, 1818. 


JOHN EDWARD STARR, son of Joseph 93, David 84, Sam- 
uel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 
4, 1805, in Horton, N. S. ; removed early to Halifax, and was a 
member of the mercantile firm of D. & E. Starr, one of the leading 
houses of the city, and agents for the steamship line between Liver- 
pool, Eng., and the West Indies, via Halifax; removed to Truro, 
N. S.; afterward to Montreal; and d. at "Richmond Hill," Ont., 
Canada, Jan. 12, 1876; an enterprising man, generous to a fault, 
and of great force of character; Wesleyan Methodist. 

He m. Nov. 11, 1828, MARY ANN, dau. of James Russell 
and Ann Louisa (Chipman) LOVETT, b. Feb. 20, 1810, at Annap- 
olis, N. S., d. Jan. 2, 1877, at Gait, Ont. ■ 


95 Joseph Herbert, b. Feb. 23, 1830. 

A Elizabeth Ann, b. Mch. 25 ; 1832, m. Dec. 21, 1850, Dr. Douglas 

Nicholas, son of Lieut. Nicholas (Royal Navy), and (Evans) 

Tucker, b. at Rochester, Kent, Eng. ; surgeon in the Royal Navy; 
res. Halifax; d. Mch., 1856, se. 36. His widow is living in St. 
Catharines, Ont., with their only child, 
Caroline Bertha Tucker, b. Oct. 15, 1851. 

B Alida Ellen, b. Sept. 10, 1834, d. Jan. 5, 1854. She m. Oct. 31, 
1850, Frederick Newton, son of Hartley Parker Gisborne, b. in 
Derby, Eng. ; a civil engineer, at Sydney, Cape Breton, near 
which place he has shown energy and great professional skill in 
carrying out large public works, in railways, mines, etc. ; member 

of the Church of England. 




Guy, b. Mch. 1, 1852, in Halifax; was at one time an officer in the 
Royal Navy.— Ellen Bertha, b. Oct. 10, 1853, in Charlotte Town, 
P. E. Island. 

+ James Edward, b. Oct. 1, 1836, d. Nov. 29, 1837. 

C Mary Gore, b. Feb. 11, 1839, m. June 15, 1864, Israel, son of Robert 
and Margaret Lucy {McNiel) Longworth, b. Apl. 14, 1835, in Char- 
lotte Town, P. E. Island; a barrister and attorney of Supreme 
Court, and member of the Board of Agriculture for the Province 
of Nova Scotia; res. Truro. 


Ellen Gisborne, b. May 29, 1865, d. Apl. 11, 1876.— Margaret 
Agnes Lucy, b. Apl. 26, 1867, d. Mch. 23, 1876.— Mary Elizabeth, 
b. Aug. 8, 1868, d. Mch. 28, 1876.— Mabel Augusta, b. Apl. 9, 
1870, d. Feb. 7, 1873.— Frances Louisa, b. Oct. 29, 1871, d. Apl. 
21, 1876.— Robert Henry, b. Nov. 28, 1873, d. Apl. 1, 1876.— Flor- 
ence, b. May 5, 1877, d. Aug. 19, 1877. 

The above sad record of the death, by scarlet fever, of 5 chil- 
dren within one month, excited the warmest sympathy for the 
parents in their bereavement. 

+ James Lovett, b. Nov. 30, 1840, d. May 25, 1847. 

96 Reginald Heber, b. Sept. 5, 1844. 


Rev. JOSEPH HERBERT STARR, son of John Edward 94, 
b. Feb. 23, 1830, at Halifax, N. S., educated at Wesleyan Institute, 
Sackville, N. B.; ordained at Amherst, N. S.. June, 1855. He 
has been actively engaged as a Wesleyan Methodist minister, 
stationed at P. E. Island, River Phillip, and Sidney, N. S., and at 
Georgetown, Waterloo, Kingston, Grimsby, Therold, St. Thomas, 
Streetsville, and Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada, in order as stated; 
now at Brampton, Ont. ; has built a number of churches, and held 
many important positions of honor and trust in the church. 

He m. June 12, 1855, SUSAN HAWKINS, dau. of David and 
Charlotte {Hawkins) EVANS, b. Nov. 25, 1830, in Co. of Nor- 
folk, Eng. 


A John Edward, b. Mch. 27, 1856; Deputy Sheriff of Peel Co., Ont,; 

now preparing for the ministry of the Wes. Methodist church. 

B David Evans, b. Aug. 27, 1857. 

C George Herbert, b. Oct. 21, 1861. 

D Ephraim Edmund, b. May 15, 1863. 

E James Russell Lovett, b. Oct. 5, 1865. 

F Frederick Newton Gisborne, b. Aug. 28, 1867. 


NEW LONDON BRANCH— 96, 97, 98. 


Rev. REGINALD HEBER STARR, son of John Edward 94, 
b. Sept. 5, 1844, at Halifax, N. S. ; studied at the University of 
New Brunswick; graduated May, 1864, at Victoria Coll., Coburg, 
Ont.; a clergyman; ordained in 1869, by the Bishop of Huron, to 
the priesthood in the Church of England; held the curacy of 
St. Paul's, London, Ont., until Aug., 1869; went abroad, was for 
six months curate at Sunninghill, Berks, Eng.; after making the 
continental tour, returned to Canada; rector of the parish at Sea- 
forth, Ont., until Aug., 1874, when he went to Brantford, Ont., 
parish of Grace church. 

He m. Aug. 12, 1869, RUTH YOUNG, dau. of Alexander 
William Butler and Phebe {Price) HUTCHINSON, b. Apl. 10, 
1844, at Walsingham, Ont. 

-1- Butler Heber Hutchinson, b. Oct. 19, 1871, d. Sept. 19, 1872. 
A Reginald Henry Ellis, b. Oct. 26, 1874, at Brantford. 


GEORGE HERBERT STARR, son of Joseph 93, David 84, 
Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Dec. 26, 1812; always lived in Halifax, N. S.; at one time a mem- 
ber of the mercantile firm of D. & E. Starr; afterward in business 
for himself as a West India merchant and ship owner, by which 
he accumulated wealth; retired many years ago, and has been 
President of the People's Bank since it was formed. He is a 
Christian gentleman, member of the Wesleyan Methodist church, 
and, with his wife, identified with active religious movements, to 
which they have given much; the poor and sick always have their 
personal sympathy and assistance. 

He m. Sept. 8, 1855, Mrs. REBECCA ALLISON, wid. of Dr. 
A. F. Sawer of H., and dau. of James N. and Charlotte 
Louisa [Avery) Crane, b. Dec. 16, 1817, at Lower Horton, N. S. 
No children. 


DAVID STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 15, 1787, in Corn- 
wallis; removed to Halifax; of the firm of J. & D. Starr, hardware 
merchants ; and for many years a director in the Bank of Nova 



Scotia; upright and successful in business, humane and benevolent, 
he rested from his labors Nov. 20, 1857; Wesleyan Methodist. 

He m. Feb. 20, 1811, LA VINT A, dau. of Joseph and Joanna 
(Leffingwell) STARR [71 A], b. Feb. 28, 1789; d. Nov. 6, 1858. 
She, and several of her family, were noted for their deep religious 
life, and works of mercy in the homes of squalor and want, and in 
visiting the sick, of which a full account is given in a work of 45 
pages, entitled " In Memoriam. Biographical Sketches of Mrs. 
David Starr, her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Starr, and daughter-in- 
law, Mrs. D. Henry Starr"; printed in Halifax, 1861. 


A Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct, 11, 1812; d. April 20, 1840; unm'd. 

B Joanna, b. Jan. 29, 1815; m. June 18, 1839, Rev. Roland, son of 

Roland and Hannah (Gore) Morton, b. April 13, 1818, at Corn- 

wallis; entered the ministry of the "Wes. Meth. church in 1841; 

on account of failing health, became a supernumerary in 1871, 

and resides at Windsor, N. S. 


Lavinia Sophia, b. April 17, 1844, at Maitland, N. S. ; m. Rev. 
Cranswick Jost, A, M. ; four children. 

Roland Arthur Dwight, h. March 26, 1846, at Yarmouth, N. S. ; 
a Wes. Meth. minister; m. July 12, 1870, Lilly Pallen, of Chat- 
ham, N. B. ; three children. 

David Henry Starr, b. Sept. 17, 1848, at Lunenburg, N. S. — 
Mary Augusta, b. April 10, 1851, at Lunenburg, N. S. 

C Mary Sophia, b. Nov. 11, 1816; unm'd. 

D Fanny Lavinia, b. July 17, 1819 ; m. June 14, 1843, Rev. Dr. Samuel 
Dwight, son of Dr. Samuel and Betsey (Putnam) Rice, b. Sept. 
11, 1815, at Houlton, Me. ; entered the ministry of the Wes. 
Meth. church ; spent the first years in New Brunswick ; in 1847 
removed to Canada; stationed at Toronto, Kingston, etc. ; in 
1862 appointed Pres. of the Wes. Female College, at Hamilton, 
Ont. ; the degree of D. D. conferred in 1868, by Victoria Coll., 
Ont. ; in 1873 elected Pres. of the Canadian Conference. 


Sarah Eliza Starr, b. April 20, 1845, at Sackville; m. Aug. 6, 
1873, Rev. Andrew Cunningham, a Wes. M. minister, at Cooks- 
ville, Ont. ; one child. 

Edward Pickard, b. Jan. 9, 1849. — Caroline Salter, b. Aug. 26, 
1852.— Arthur Morton, b. Aug. 14, 1855.— Henry Lincoln, b. 
Sept. 22, 1857.— Emma Lavinia, b. Aug. 18, 1859.— George Doug- 
las, b. April 12, 1861.— William Anglin, b. June 25, 1863.— Har- 
riet Augusta, b. April 23, 1866. 
E Harriet Augusta, b. March 20, 1822; m. July 8, 1856, Rev. Dr. 
Charles, son of William and Margaret (Williamson) Stewart, b. 



Feb. 6, 1827, at Glasgow, Scotland ; arrived in Halifax in 1853, 
and commenced his labors as a Methodist minister, occupying 
many important circuits in the Conference of Eastern British 
America, until 1870; was then appointed Theological Professor in 
Mount Allison Wes. Coll., at Sackville, N. B., and degree of 
D. D. conferred; President of the "Wes. M. Conference in 1873. 


Lavinia Margaret, b. Aug. 17, 1857, at St. John, N. B. 
William Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1859, at Windsor, N. S. 
Harriet Starr, b. April 3, 1862, at Lunenburg, N. S. 
Charles David, b. Oct. 23, 1865, at Amherst, N. S. 
99 David Henry, b. Aug. 19, 1825. 
100 John, b. Dec. 9, 1827. 


DAVID HENRY STARR, son of David 98, b. Aug. 19, 1825, 
at Halifax; a hardware merchant in his native city; Staff Paymas- 
ter in the militia until 1869 ; a prominent citizen, a man of large 
benevolence, earnest in all good works; the oldest member still 
engaged in the active work of the Young Men Chris. Association; 
Director in the British- American Book and Tract Soc, and chair- 
man of one of its important committees ever since its foundation 
in 1866; Director in the Halifax Dispensary, and is connected, in one 
way or another, with nearly all the philanthropic and charitable 
institutions of the city. Campbell's His. of Nova Scotia says, " That 
to him and another gentleman the province is mainly indebted for 
its celebrity as a frnit-growing country, as well as the origin of the 
Fruit Growers' Association, founded in 1862." He is an hon- 
ored, devoted member and steward of the Brunswick St. Metho- 
dist church. The Meth. Conference of Eastern British America, 
in 1874, presented him their thanks, by a unanimous vote, ". . . . 
for the hospitality and unremitting kindness and care shown by 
him to the young men, candidates for our ministry, on their arrival 
in Halifax from Eng., receiving them to his house, and, at great 
sacrifice of time and means, forwarding them to their circuits." 

He m. (1st) May 25, 1853, MARY STARR, dau. of Joseph and 
Ann (Morton) CHASE, b. Nov. 14, 1832, at Cornwallis, N. S.; d. 
Oct. 4, 1860, as she had lived — a devoted Christian; m. (2d) ELIZA 
JANE CHASE, sister of his first wife, b. Sept. 2, 1830. 


A Joseph Chase, b. Oct. 1, 1802. 
B Lavinia, b. April 19, 1864. 



C John Latham, b. Feb. 28, 1866. 

D William Morley Punshon, b. June 16, 1868. 

E Davld Henry, b. June 9, 1870. 


JOHN STARR, son of David 98, b. Dec. 9, 1827, in Halifax, 
where he now resides; a hardware merchant, connected with 
several manufacturing and mining interests ; a prominent member 
and officer of the Wes. Meth. church. 

He m. June 13, 1853, MARY ANN, dau. of Rev. William and 
Ann {Perkins) CROSSCOMBE, b. May 30, 1830, at H. 


A Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 20, 1854. 

B David Alfred, b. April 11, 1857. 

C Charles Churchill, b. Nov. 13, 1859. 

D Annie Lavinia, b. March 13, 1861. 

E Caroline Bertha Sucker, b. Oct. 5, 1867. 

F Lavinia Helena, b. July 26, 1870. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. March 2, 1789; resided 
in Cornwallis, N. S. ; ship-builder; member of Church of England; 
d. Nov., 1859. 

He m. Jan. 31, 1815, HARRIET, dau. of Francis and Bath- 
sheba (Ruggles) HUTCHINSON, b. at Wilmot, N. S.; d. 


102 Francis Hutchinson, b. Dec. 12, 1815. 

104 James Allison, b. Aug. 2, 1817. 

106 William Henry, b. Feb. 2, 1821. 

A Susan Crane, b. June 6, 1823; m. in Boston, Mass., Dec. 3, 1848, 
John, son of Charles and Mary Ann (Purely) Classon, b. July 6, 
1823, at Digby, N. S. ; res. Maiden, Mass. ; d. Jan. 25, 1873. She 

m. (2d) Billings. 

CLASSON children. 
Eva, b. Sept, 18, 1853; d. Feb. 16, 1855.— Charles, b. March 15, 
1857; d. Sept. 15, 1858.— Frederick, b. July 12, 1859,, 

B Harriet Louisa, b. Feb. 15, 1827; m. May 12, 1846, Elijah Carpen- 
ter, son of Henry and Mary (Simons) Field, b. Nov. 28, 1816, at 
Northfleld, Mass. ; killed, by being thrown from his horse, June 9, 
1865, at Oneida, N. Y. His widow resides at South Boston, 
Mass. ; a dau. , 

Mary Estella Field, b. March 16, 1850. 
12 ( 79 ) 


1 OS- 

FRANCIS HUTCHINSON STARR, son of William 101, 
David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr- 
Comfort 1, b. Dec. 12, 1815, at Town Plot, Kings Co., N. S. ; set- 
tled at Steam Mill Village, Cornwallis, where he held several 
local offices; farmer and brick manufacturer; d. March 29, 1859; 
Church of England. 

He m. Jan. 23, 1845, ELIZABETH JANE, dau. of Samuel 
William and Mary Elizabeth (Helmer) RAND, b. July 12, 1828, 
at Hopewell, N. B. 


A Susanna Louisa, b. Feb. 9, 1846 ; m. Nov. 28, 1873, William Ira, son 
of James and Rebecca (Scofield) Woodworth, b. May 29, 1847, at 
Woodworth Mountain, N. S. , where they now reside ; farmer. 


Mayhew Rand, b. Sept. 29, 1874; d. March, 1876. 
Rebecca Jane, b. May 6, 1877. 
B Emma Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1847, m. in Charlestown, Mass. , Dec. 
25, 1873, John M., son of David and Harriet {Hill) Morse, b. June 
23, 1848, in Franklin Co., Me., an engineer on the Boston & Me. 
R. R. ; d. Aug. 6, 1876, at Dixfield, Me. A son, 
John Morse, b. Aug. 23, 1876. 
103 Charles Edward, b. April 17, 1850. 
C Mary Rebecca, b. Dec. 29, 1852, m. at Charlestown, Mass. , July 6, 
1873, Harry, son of William John and Sophia {Freeland) Davison, 
b. Jan. 8, 1851, at Havelock, Quebec, Canada; an engineer on the 
Boston & Fitchburg R. R. ; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 


Bessie May, b. March 25, 1876.— Joseph Henry, b. April 8, 1878. 

D Bessie Rand, b. Sept. 8, 1856; adopted by Thomas and Mary E. 
{Starr) Allen [107 D>; m. Nov. 25, 1876, Rev. Benjamin Berry, 
son of Jacob and Christina {Grant) Keefer, b. Oct. 23, 1848, at 
Thorold, Ont. ; minister of the Methodist church, now stationed 
at Hamilton, Ont. , Canada. A child, 
Charles Starr Keefer, b. and d. Oct. 9, 1877. 

E Francis Albert, > twingj b A ^ lm 

F John Shaw, ) 

1 03 

CHARLES EDWARD STARR, son of Francis Hutchinson 
102, b. April 17, 1850, at Steam Mill Village, Cornwallis, N. S.; 
went to Boston, Mass., in 1868, and is salesman in a wholesale fruit 
store; resides in Charlestown; Baptist. 

He m. Aug.- 1, 1872, MARY ANN, dau. of John Lawson and 


NOVA SCOTIA FAMILY— 104, 105, 106. 

Lurana Abigail (Greenough) NEWCOMB, b. April 24, 1854, in 
Canning, N. S. 


A George Woodworth Lawson, b. Oct. 14, 1874. 
B Frederick Burgis, b. May 21, 1876. 


JAMES ALLISON STARR, son of William 101, b. Aug. 2, 
1817, in Cornwallis, N, S. ; a shipbuilder; removed to St. John, 
N. B., in 1850, and retired in 1864 from active business; Baptist; 
m. Oct. 25, 1842, ELIZABETH ANN, dau. of Joseph and 
Martha (Lyons) BECKWITH, b. Sept. 13, 1821, at C. 


+ Mary Eliza, b. Sept. 18, 1843, d. March 19, 1845. 
A Bessie, b. Jan. 4, 1846, m. April 26/ 1866, John Mitchell, Jr. ; keeps 
a shoe store at St. John, N. B. 
105 James Herbert, b. May 5, 1848. 
+ Eliza Gertrude, b. Aug. 12, d. Nov. 19, 1852. 
B Clara Eliza, b. May 12, 1854. 

1 05 

JAMES HERBERT STARR, son of James Allison 104, b. 
May 5, 1848, in Digby, Nova Scotia; lived at St. John, N. B.; 
went to Chicago, 111.; is a stenographer, and confidential amanuen- 
sis and secretary of the Pres. of the National Life Ins. Co., and 
with his wife are members of Clinton St. Cong, church. 

He m. (1st) May 4, 1871, AMELIA VANWART, of St. John. 
She d. April 28, 1873, 89. 24; m. (2d) Feb. 11, 1875, Abbie 
Amelia, dau. of Joel R. and Hannah (Stearns) CARPENTER, 
b. Oct. 15, 1851, at Oconomowoc, Wis. 


A Emerson Peet, b. Nov. 20, 1875. 
B Abbie Esther, b. Aug. 22, 1877. 

1 06 ~ 

WILLIAM HENRY STARR, son of William 101, b. Feb. 2, 
1821, at Cornwallis, N. S. ; in 1840 went to the States, and now 
resides at Jamaica Plains, Mass. ; a carriage-smith ; Congregational ; 
m. May 12, 1846, MARY M., dau. of Edward and Mary (Wright) 
SPRAGUE, b. Jan. 14, 1824, at Stoneham, Mass. 




+ F. Laroy, b. Feb. 24, 1847, d. March 2, 1854. 
A Ida Wilhelmine, b. March 23, 1851. 
B Forrest Eugene, b. April 14, 1855. 


JAMES STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 3, 1791, in Corn- 
wallis ; early in life went to Yarmouth, N. S. ; had a large black- 
smith shop ; retired from business many years before his death, 
Jan. 7, 1863 ; a good man, much respected, and member of the 
Wes. Meth. church. 

He m. May 19, 1813, NANCY, dau. of Miner and Martha 
(Walker) HUNTINGTON, b. April 11, 1794, at Y.; d. June I, 


A William Miner, b. April 10, 1814, d. unm'd Jan. 19, 1864, at Liver- 
pool, N. S. 
B John Solomon, b. Oct. 18, 1815, d. at sea Dec. 8, 1834, unm'd. 
C James Abner, b. March 5, 1817, d. Dec. 7, 1858, in Cal., unm'd. 

108 George Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1818. 

D Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 16, 1821, m. Oct. 28, 1856, Thomas, son 
of Thomas and Sophia (Rail) Allen, b. March 7, 1825, in London, 
Eng. ; came to Nova Scotia when young ; married, and settled at 
Yarmouth; a merchant, in the shipping business; held various 
offices of trust ; both members of the Wes. Meth. church. A child, 
John Edmiston Allen, b. and d. July 28, 1857. 

children by adoption. 
Bessie Rand Starr Allen, b. Sept. 8, 1856 [102 D].— Georgiana 
Harper, b. Oct. 22, 1857, at St. Helen's, Lancashire, Eng. 

-f Harriet Perkins, b. Jan. 6, d. Aug. 19, 1826. 

109 Susan Martha, b. May 20, 1829. 
+ Nancy, b. May 15, d. Oct. 16, 1831. 

E Anne Lydia, b. Nov. 4, 1834, m. Aug. 23, 1864, William Sherman, 
son of Robert and Ann Alice (Sherman) Brown, b. May 4, 1835 ; 
is in the leather business in his native town of Yarmouth, N. S. ; 
Wes. Methodist, brown children. 

William Miner Starr, b. Aug. 6, 1865.— Gratia Leonard, b. April 
12, 1866.— Frank Killam, b. June 9, 1869.— Robert Dana, b. Feb. 
17, 1871.— James Arthur, b. Dec. 15, 1872.— Henry Ross, b. July 
17, 1875. 

1 08.. 

GEORGE HENRY STARR, son of James 107, b. Sept. 18, 
1818; a machinist, in his native town of Yarmouth, N. S. ; d. 



Sept. 12, 1867; "Wes. Methodist; m. May 12, 1858, CATHARINE, 
dau. of Capt. Thomas and Charlotte (Forbes) EATON, b. Oct. 1, 
1825, at Liverpool, N. S. After her husband's death, she removed 
with her family to Hartford, Conn. 


A Georgiana Eaton, b. April 21, 1859. 

B James Huntington, b. April 17, 1862; is learning the trade of 

1 09 

SUSAN MARTHA STARR, dau. of James 107, b. May 20, 1829; m. 
July 12, 1848, WILLIAM KAINES, son of Thomas Humphrey and 
Elizabeth (Bradford) DUDMAN, b. June 26, 1826, at London, Eng. ; 
resides at Yarmouth, N. S. ; several years High Sheriff of the county; 
ship owner; both members of the Wes. Methodist church. 


Martha Huntington, b. April 23, 1849; m. Jan. 19, 1876, John R. Reed (2d 

wife); res. Westfield, Mass. 
George Bradford, b. Sept. 12, 1850.— Anne Jane, b. Dec. 16, 1852. 
William Wilson, b. Nov. 26, 1854— Elizabeth Starr, b. Aug. 15, 1856. 
Florence Baldwin, b. July 20, 1858.— Susan Victoire, b. May 19, 1860. 
Sarah Althea, b. Feb. 25, 1862.— Mary Katharine, b. Feb. 24, 1865. 
Beatrice Helena, b. June 20, 1867.— Julia, b. July 12, d. Aug. 26, 1870. 

1 1 

DANIEL STARR, son of David 84, Samuel 56, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. March 27, 1795, 
in Cornwallis, N. S. ; a merchant for many years in Halifax, 
— senior partner of the firm of D. & E. Starr; June, 1852, removed 
to Portland, Me.; and July 20, 1852, was appoined H. B. M. Vice 
Consul there, which office he held until May 10, 1854; for seven 
months was the acting Consul ; then removed to Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
a commission merchant ; d. Nov. 13, 1868; Congregational. 

He m. Sept. 3, 1825, SARAH ALICE, dau. of Daniel and 
Lydia Kirkland (Harris) DE WOLF, b. July 29, 1802, at Wolf- 
ville (then Horton), N. S. ; d. Oct. 9, 1870. 


+ Thomas Alfred, b. May 7, 1828; d. Jan. 30, 1829. 
A Albert Chapin, b. Jan. 5, 1830; d. July 8, 1850. 

111 George Herbert, b. Dec. 30, 1831. 

+ Thomas Ratchford, b. March 26, 1834; d. Aug. 5, 1835. 

112 Caroline Jane, b. July 28, 1836. 

113 Joseph, b. Nov. 30, 1839. 


NEW LONDON BRANCH— 111, 112, 113, 114. 


GEORGE HERBERT STARR, son of Daniel 110, b. Dec. 30, 
1831, in Halifax, N. S. ; removed to Portland, Me., June, 1852; a 
commission merchant; and, since June 23, 1854, H. B. M. Vice 
Consul ; was acting Consul for several years ; vestryman in St. 
Stephen's Epis. church. 

He m. Sept. 19, 1854, ELLEN, dau. of Dr. James Scammon 
and Hannah (Gookin) GOODWIN, b. Aug. 2, 1832, at South 
Berwick, Me. 


A Herbert Grignon, b. July 17, 1855. 
B Eliza Hannah, b. Dec. 23, 1856. 

1 ±2 

CAROLINE JANE STARR, dau. of Daniel 110, b. July 28, 1836; d. 
May 17, 1875. ' She m. Sept. 28, 1854, Dr. ISRAEL THORNDIKE, son 
of Samuel and Henrietta (Bridge) DANA, b. June 6, 1827, at Marble- 
head, Mass. ; educated in Paris, Prance; is now a distinguished physician 
in Portland, Me. 


Anna Harrington, b. Aug. 12, 1855.— Alice De Wolf, b. Aug. 31, 1856.— 
Samuel Bridge, b. Nov. 10, 1860, d. Sept. 12, 1861.— William Lawrence, 
b. June 30, 1862.— Israel Thorndike, b. Aug. 22, d. Sept. 13, 1864.— 
Carrie Starr, b. Dec. 28, 1865.— Matthew, b. July 28, d. Aug. 16, 1867.— 
Henrietta Bridge, b. March 4, 1870.— Francis William, b. Nov. 27, 1871. 

1 13. 

JOSEPH STARR, son of Daniel 110, b. Nov. 30, 1839; a com- 
mission and forwarding agent in his native city of Halifax, N. S. ; 
Church of England. 

He m. June 1, 1872, ALICE ELIZABETH, dau. of James 
William and Elizabeth (Brown) MERKEL, b. July 18, 1846, in 
H. ; no children. 


1 14. 

ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Jonathan 55, b. Aug. 19, 1701, in New 
London; d. Jan. 24, 1779. She m. (1st) JOSEPH TURNER, of Scituate, 
of whom nothing more is known, and had 


Joseph Turner, who, March 13, 1738-9, was a minor under ten years of 
age; and Lis grandfather, Capt. Jonathan Starr, was appointed guardian. 


GROTON FAMILY— 115, 116. 

In 1747 lie was brought to New London, from Jamaica, "very sick"; 
arrived the 9th, and d. Sept. 19, 1747. His mother and step-father 
administered on his estate the Nov. following, and he is called late of 
Norwich, dec'd. 

She m. (2d) Dec. 24, 1735, JOHN JEFFREY {Jafray); lived at Groton; 
d. Feb. 8, 1764, in his 70th year; stone in Starr burial ground. 


Anne, b. Oct. 14, 1736.— Edward, b. Nov., 1738; bap., Dec. 31, in G. ; 
d. Nov. 16, 1826, in his 88th year. —Elizabeth, bap. July 26, 1741. 

She m. (3d) Dec. 16, 1764, DANIEL, son of William and Sarah 
{Chandler) COIT (his 3d wife), b. Oct. 25, 1698, in New London, where he 
spent a long life of public usefulness and honor, filling important offices 
for many years, discharging the duties and trusts with diligence and 
fidelity; d. July 19, 1773. 

1 1^. 

HANNAH STARR, dau. of Jonathan 55, b. Dec. 10, 1710, in G. She 
united with the church, at Groton in 173-, and d. at the age of 85. 

Family tradition claims that she first m. CHILDS; but not the 

slightest evidence can be found on church, town, or probate records. 

She m. (2d) JOHN MILLS, of whom nothing is known. Their chil- 
dren were bap. in the church at G. 


Hannah, bap. Oct. 14, 1733 ; m. Oct. 19, 1755, Philip Warner, and had 
three children — one, Hannah Warner, became the celebrated Mother Bailey 
of Revolutionary memory, who, when the soldiers wanted wadding for their 
guns, took off her red flannel petticoat and gave them. — James, bap. Dec. 
14, 1735.— John, bap. April 23, 1738.— Joseph, bap. Nov. 9, 1741.— Sarah, 
bap. Sept. 11, 1743. — Edward, bap. April 5, 1747. — Jonathan, bap. March 
19, 1748. 

1 16 

MARY STARR, dau. of Jonathan 55, b. Aug. 30, 1722, in G. ; d. May 
19, 1779; m. April 23, 1741, CHARLES ELDREDGE, b. Nov. 14, 1720; 
d. Aug. 21, 1795. 


Charles, b. Aug. 28, 1743; d. Nov. 20, 1798; m. (1st) Sept. 18, 1764, 

Rachel Avery, m. (2d) June 21, 1778, Gloriana Havens. 
James, b. May 30, 1745; d. March 29, 1811; m. (1st) Lucy Gallup; (2d) 

Widow Hubbard; res. Brooklyn, Ct. 
Mary, b. March 21, 1746-7; d. April 24, 1823; m. Joseph Bell; res. Ston- 

ington, Ct. 
Zerviah, b. Feb. 7, 1748-9; d. March 13, 1766; m. Phineas Stanton; res. 

Samuel, b. Nov. 27, 1750, d. Feb., 1835, m. (1st) Mary Turner; (2d) Phebe 

Conklin; res. Suffield, Conn. 



Jonathan, b. Nov. 17, 1752, m. Mary Champlin; lived in Vermont. 
Catharine, b. Nov. 7, 1754, m. (1st) Samuel Geer; m. (2d) Daniel Billings; 

res. Trenton, N. Y. 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1756, m. Nathaniel Thompson; res. New York. 
Daniel, b. Dec. 24, 1758, d. Nov. 18, 1781, m. Lucy Stanton ; res. Stoning- 

ton, Conn. 
Abigail, b. May 11, 1761, d. Oct. 23, 1809, m. Nicol Fosdick ; t res. New 

Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1763, m. Desire Noyes. 
Fanny, b. Apl. 16, 1766, d. Sept. 13, 1810, m. Zabdiel Rogers; res. Ston- 

ington, Conn. 

1 17. 

JONATHAN STARR, son of Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 19, 1705, in Groton; Sept. 7, 1729, him- 
self and wife were admitted to full communion in the Cong, church. 
After living in G-. until after 1742, they went to Norwich, where 
their son Edward was born; thence to New London, which became 
their permanent home. He bought, "Jan. 4, 1759, a certain piece 
of land, with good mansion house thereon standing, in the Town 
Piatt of New London, bounded southerly on the cove, easterly on 
the river, &c, being lately the house of Benjamin Starr, Esq." 
This house is standing on Coit St., modernized and remodeled. It 
cannot now be located by the above boundaries, for by the filling 
up of the cove, and other changes, it is quite a distance from the 
water. He d. Feb. 18, 1795. 

He m. Oct. 10, 1728, MARY, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Alden) SEABURY, b. Nov. 11, 1708, O. S., d. Nov. 13, 1807. 
She was the granddaughter of John Alden, who came over in the 
"Mayflower," and sister of the Rev. Samuel Seabury, the first 
Episcopal Bishop of Conn. They both became communicants of 
St. James' Epis. church in N. L., of which her brother, the Bishop, 
was rector. 


A Elizabeth, b. July 13, 1729, bap. Sept. 7, in Groton, d. of the small- 
pox Mch. 12, 1778. She m. Nov. 10, 1757, Ichabod, son of Jere- 
miah and Abigail (Butler) Wetmore, b. Aug. 17, 1734, in Middle- 
town. In early life he followed the sea; became master of a 
merchant vessel ; afterward settled in his native town ; was highly 
esteemed for excellence and integrity of character; d. May 27, 
1807. A SON. 

Ichabod Wetmore, b. Feb. 12, 1759; grad. at Yale Coll., 1778, d. 
unm'd Aug. 9, 1785, at Mid. 



B Abigail, b. Apl. 25, 1731, bap. May 2, in Groton, d. July 10, 1814, 

-f Jonathan, bap. Aug. 12, 1733, in Groton, d. soon. 
C Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1737, bap. Sept. 11, 1733, in Groton, d. Feb. 28, 

1824, unm'd. 
D Sarah, b r Apl. 4, 1740, d. Apl. 15, 1826. She m. Capt. William, son 

of William and Abigail (Denison) Wattles of Norwich, Ct. , a sea 

captain; d. at sea in 1787, while in command of a privateer; res. 



William Henry. — Robert. — Nathaniel, b. Jan. 18, 1771, d. July 5, 
1852.— Sarah, b. 1779.— Ichabod. 

118 Jonathan, b. Sept. 19, 1742. 
-f- Edward, b. Mch. 19, 1745-6, in Norwich ; d. young. 

124 Jared, b. Jan. 14, 1748. 
E Rebecca, b. July 24, 1750, d. Jan. 1, 1843, m. in Middletown, June 
9, 1776, Capt. Henry Truman, son • of Daniel, of N. L., where he 1 
was bap. Nov. 20, 1747. He was captain of a vessel sailing to the 
West Indies ; in the latter part of life he left the sea, and engaged 
in the mercantile and shipping business in New London, d. July 
9, 1812 ; both members of St. James' church. 


Rebekah, b. June 2, 1777, d. Mch. 22, 1816, m. Francis Hazard.— 
Elizabeth, b. Apl. 16, 1782, d. June 27, 1783. 

1 18. 

JONATHAN STARR, son of Jonathan 117, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 19, town rec. (fam. 
rec, Sept. 30), 1742, at Black Point, Lyme; settled in New Lon- 
don; res. and store on Bank St., now occupied by his grandson, of 
the same name. He was in the West India trade, and when the 
town was burned by the British, Sept. 6, 1781, his shop was con- 
sumed; warden of St. James' church; d. Feb. 9, 1838. The family 
Bible records "That his body was taken to St. James' church on 
Sunday, 11 th of Feb., in the afternoon, and an appropriate dis- 
course delivered by Rev. Rob 1 A. Hallam from Job 5 chap. 26 
verse, and in consequence of the weather it was left in the church 
in front of the Altar, where he had so often knelt and loved to be, 
until the next afternoon, when it was committed with proper ser- 
vices and due solemnity to its mother earth, near the spot where 
lie the remains of his wife, father, mother, and sisters." 

He m. (1st) Oct. 18, 1770, SARAH, dau. of Amos HALLAM. 
She was bap. Oct. 27, 1751, in N. L., d. Mch. 2, 1775, se. 23 yrs. 
and 8 mos.; m. (2d) Jan. 20, 1780, ELIZABETH, dau. of Pardon 
13 ( 87 ) 


and Elizabeth (Harris) TABOR, b. Mch. 4, 1748, in N. L., d. Apl. 
9, 1831. 


+ Jonathan, b. Aug. 12, 1772, d. Sept. 15, 1775. 


119 Jonathan, b. Apl. 7, 1781. 
A Sarah, b. June 10, 1782, d. Dec. 6, 1814. She m. Oct. 16, 1805, Jirah 
Isham of Colchester, Ct. ; lawyer; settled in New London; both 
members of St. James' church. 


Lucretia, b. July 24, 1806, m. July 24, 1837, Lewis D. Allen of 
N. L.— Mary Starr, b. Apl. 7, 1808, m. Oct. 28, 1829, John Dick- 
inson of N. L.— Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1810, d. May 24, 1812. 
—Sarah Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1812, m. Dec. 13, 1832, Edwin 
Rose of Long Island; Lieut. U. S. Army; one daughter. 
B Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1783; a member of St. James' church of 
N.'L. ; d. Sept. 14, 1870, m. Nov. 16, 1803, Capt. John, son of 
Abner and Sarah (Champlin) Griffing, of Lyme; a sea captain; 
lived many years in N. L. ; removed to Lyme, Ct. ; d. Nov. 18, 

1851, 8e. 83. GRIFFING CHILDREN. 

John, b. Oct. 28, 1804.— Elizabeth Starr, b. Mch. 15, 1807, m. 
Marcus A. Starr [374].— Jonathan Starr, b. June 27, 1809.— Chris- 
topher, b. June 4, 1812, d. Sept. 11, 1813. — Christopher, b. June 
4, 1814, d. Oct. 18, 1842.— Archibald Mercer, b. Sept. 18, 1816.— 
Sarah Champlin, b. July 14, 1819, m. Oct. 31, 1843, Silvanus 
Griswold.— Ellen, b. Feb. 18, 1822, m. Sept. 15, 1868, Benajah 
Bill.— Rebecca Mercer, b. Sept. 24, 1825. 

+ Rebecca, b. Aug. 23, 1785, d. Aug. 31, 1785. 

C Rebecca, b. Nov. 7, 1786, d. Sept. 19, 1865. She m. Nov. 21, 1815, 
Peter Schenck, son of Archibald and Mary (Schenck) Mercer, of 
New Jersey, b. June 14, 1776; a merchant in New London; d. 
Apl. 1, 1833; both members of St. James' church. 


Peter Augustus, b. Feb. 12, 1817.— Abigail Starr, b. Sept. 23, 
1818, m. John French.— Margaret Nesbit, b. July 21, 1820, d. Oct. 
28, 1821.— Frederick Tudor, b. Mch. 27, 1822.— Margaret Rebecca, 
b. Sept. 16, 1824, m. Francis Winthrop. — Sarah Hallam, d. Nov. 

16, 1827; twin with Elizabeth Tabor, b. Sept. 19, 1827, m. 

D Abigail, b. Feb. 2, 1789, d. May 8/1816. She m. Mch. 11, 1812, Dr. 
Archibald, son of Archibald and Mary (Schenck) Mercer, of New 
Jersey, b. Dec. 1, 1788; graduated at Princeton Coll.; a physi- 
cian; settled in New London; d. Oct. 3, 1850; both members of 
St. James' church. 


Charlotte Frelinghuysen, b. Apl. 25, 1813, m. June 27, 1831, Dr. 


GROTON FAMILY— 119, 120. 

James Morgan, son of William, of London, Eng. ; a dau., Mary, 
b. Oct. 19, 1834. 

Sarah Isham, b. Apl. 24, 1815, m. June 18, 1833, George Starr, 
son of Francis and Rebecca {Truman) Hazard [117 E]; a dau., 
Charlotte Morgan, b. Mch. 4, 1834. 

1 19. 

JONATHAN STARR, son of Jonathan 118, Jonathan 117, 
Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 7, 
1781; occupied the old homestead; carried on the business of 
merchant and lumber dealer in the store and office of his father on 
Bank street, New London; a highly respected and honored citizen; 
for 22 years president of the Union Bank; warden of St. James 
church; d. Aug. 31, 1852. 

He m. (1st) in St. James church, N. L., May 30, 1822, ANNA 
MORGAN, dau. of William, of London, Eng. She d. of con- 
sumption June 26, 1825, se. 27 yrs., 1 mo., 10 days; m. (2d) in St. 
Paul's church, Paterson, N. J., Sept. 10, 1828, CATHARINE 
LUMA, dau. of Peter Sythoff, of N. J. She d. Apl. 23, 1873, 
8B. 77 yrs., 11 mo., 29 days. 


A Lucretia Williams, b. Mch. 27, 1823, m. Sept. 27, 1843, William 
E. Imlay, of Hartford; res. New York. 


120 Jonathan, b. Sept. 6, 1829. 

121 Anna Morgan, b. Feb. 24, 1831. 

B Harriet Rosevelt, b. Nov. 7, 1832, m. Dec. 5, 1854, Charles Wil- 
liam, son of Nathaniel and Sarah {Smith) Wattles [117 D], and 
great-grandson of Jonathan and Mary Seabury Starr, b. Oct. 
13, 1823, in Alexandria, Va. , where they now reside ; counsellor 


Harriet Starr. — Charles Seabury. — Nathaniel. — Robert. 

122 Jared, b. Jan. 15, 1835. 

123 Peter Sythoff, b. Nov. 18, 1839. 

1 20 

JONATHAN STARR, son of Jonathan 119, Jonathan 118, 
Jonathan 117, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Sept. 6, 1829, in New London; occupies the old home on Bank 
street; carries on the lumber business in the same office, with the 
same name and the same old sign used by his father and grand- 
father before him. 



He was m. in the First church of Norwich by Rev. Dr. Arms, 
Oct. 11, 1870, to ELIZABETH HANNAH, dau. of Eeastus 
WATERS, of N.; no children. 


ANNA MORGAN STARR, dau. of Jonathan 119, b. Feb. 24, 1831, in 
N. L. ; m. in New York, Oct. 24, 1848, Maj. Gen'l JOHN, son of Thomas 
and Margaret {Jordan) NEWTON, b. Aug. 24, 1823, in Norfolk, Va., 
an officer of the engineer corps, U. S. Army. He planned and executed 
the great work of removing the obstructions in the channel at Hell Gate, 
N. Y. , which, after seven years of labor of tunneling into the rock, was 
successfully accomplished by one grand explosion Sept. 24, 1876, when at 
a given signal the spark was applied to the mine by his little daughter 
Mary, two years old; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 


John Yirginius, b. Aug. 30, 1849, in N. L. ; d. Aug. 28, 1850.— Margaret, 
b. Oct. 11; 1851, in Norfolk; d. Oct. 2, 1852.— Yirginius M., b. Dec. 8, 
1852, in Detroit, Mich. — John Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1855, in Fort Banancas, 
Fla. — Augustine M., b. Aug. 15, 1857, in Fort Banancas, Fla. — Anna 
Maria, b. Sept. 30, 1859, in Fort Delaware, Del. ; d. Apl. 23, 1861.— Fran- 
cis Julian, b. Jan. 20, 1861, in Fort Delaware, Del. ; d. Apl. 26, 1862.— 
Yictor M., b. Nov. 8, 1866, in Brooklyn.— Thomas M. A., b. Nov. 22, 
1868, in Brooklyn.— Francis Borgia, b. Oct. 10, 1870, in Brooklyn; d. 
May 7, 1873.— Mary, b. Apl. 13, 1874, in Brooklyn. 

1 22 

JARED STARR, son of Jonathan 119, Jonathan 118, Jonathan 
117, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 15, 1835, in 
New London; graduated at Trinity College in 1856; resided in 
Hartford until 1859, when he bought a farm in Newington, Conn., 
and settled there; in 1866 represented the town in the State Leg- 
islature; senior warden in Grace church. 

Hem. in Christ church, Hartford, Oct. 1, 1857, EMMA RANSOM, 
dau. of Jesse and Emma (Ransom) HALL, of Portland, Conn., b. 
Feb. 8, 1834. 


A Jonathan, b. Aug. 9, 1858. 

B Jesse Hall, b. Aug. 11, 1860. 

C Emma Hall, b. Dec. 24, 1861. 

-f- Jared, b. May 8, 1863, d. Aug. 16, 1863. 

D Edmund, b. June 14, 1864. 

+ Robert, b. Sept. 11, 1866, d. Nov. 30, 1866. 

E Frederick William, b. Mch. 10, 1868. 

+ Catharine Lucretia, b. Jan. 10, 1871, d. July 31, 1871. 

F Elsie Gertrude, b. Feb. 20, 1874. 


GROTON FAMILY— 123, 124. 


Db. PETER SYTHOFF STARR, son of Jonathan 119, Jona- 
than 118, Jonathan 117, Jonathan 55, Samuel L9, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. Nov. 18, 1839, in New London; graduated at Yale 
Coll. in 1860; studied medicine at the N. Y. University, and 
received his degree of M.D. in 1862; was assistant surgeon of the 
39th Reg't, Ohio Vols., from 1862 to the close of the war; prac- 
ticed his profession of homoeopathic physician four years in Chicago ; 
in 1871 removed and settled in Hartford, Conn.; Episcopal. 

He m. at South "Windsor, May 27, 1868, LOUISE GREEN, 
dau. of David McClube and Sabah Elizabeth ( Green) TUDOR 
[125], and great-granddau. of Jared and Abigail Starr. She 
was b. July 5, 1844, in South Windsor, Conn. 


A Mary Seabury, b. June 14, 1870, in Chicago. 

+ Louis Tudor, b. July 17, 1872, d. Sept. 5, 1872, in H. 

B Robert Sythopp, b. Dec. 5, 1874. 

1 S4. 

Capt. JARED STARR, son of Jonathan 117, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 14, 1748. He early 
engaged in commerce with the West Indies, and commanded his 
own vessels. After his second marriage he retired from the sea 
and went into the mercantile business with his brother in New 
London. He was a successful merchant, an honored citizen, mem- 
ber of St. James church, and warden for many years. He was in 
the naval service of the U. S. during and after the war; d. Oct. 
26, 1838. 

He m. (1st) Jan. 30, 1768, (town rec. Jan. 25) MARY COOK of 
Long Island, where she d. Sept. 11, 1772 (town rec. Sept. 8, 1771); 
m. (2d) Sept. 11, 1780, ABIGAIL, dau. of Dr. Robert and Eliza- 
beth (Hazard) HAZARD, of South Kingston, R. L, b. Aug. 29, 
1754, d. Feb. 12, 1804; m. (3d) Mch. 5, 1805, Mrs. ESTHER, 
sister of his 2d wife and wid. of Ezekiel NILES, of R, I., b. 
July 26, 1756, d. Apl. 22, 1831. 


A Jared, b. Nov. 1, 1768; a young man of great promise; was master of 
the brig Martha; sailed for England in 1793. The vessel was 
never heard from; supposed lost in a terrible gale in Nov. of that 




125 Mary, b. July 1, 1781. 
B Robert Hazard, b. Aug. 11, 1782; went out as supercargo in one 

of bis father's vessels to South America, and d. of yellow fever at 

Demarara, Jan. 21, 1808. 
C Charles, b. Oct. 28, 1783 ; went out as supercargo to the West Indies ; 

established a business there, and d. shortly after of yellow fever, 

at Havana, Cuba, July, 1817. 
D George, b. June 14, 1787; was in business in N. L. until the financial 

troubles following the war of 1812, when he went South; was a 

cotton broker in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ; then a wholesale grocer in 

Mobile; afterward in the cotton press business in New York, 

where he d. Aug. 4, 1869, unm'd. 
+ Henry, b. Dec. 22, 1788, d. Sept. 20, 1789. 
+ Nancy, b. July 5, 1790, d. July 11, 1790. 
E Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1791 ; m. Gilbert Saltonstall, of N. L. ; had 

Harriet, Mary, Gurdon, Geo., Gilbert. 
F Frances Henry, b. Aug. 10, 1793, d. unm'd, Apl. 3, 1836, in N. L. 
G Nancy, b. Jan. 11, 1796, d. Dec. 29, 1869; m. Hughmar Field, of 

Ala., and had Henrietta; m. Philip Robinson Wilkins of New 



MARY STARR, dau. of Capt. Jared 124, b. July 1, 1781, in N. L., d. 
Sept. 16, 1869, in Hartford. She m. Feb. 14, 1803, Col. SAMUEL, son 
of Timothy and Rebecca (Spooner) GREEN, of N. L., b. Feb. 29, 1768. 
He learned the printer's trade in his father's office, and at the age of 21 
was associated with him in the publishing and printing business, making 
the paper in their own mill at Lyme. He invented the first ruling machine, 
a rotary printing press, and published the "Connecticut Gazette" for 
many years. He commanded a volunteer company at the battle of Ston- 
ington, and was ever after called Col. . At the age of 70 he retired from 
active business, and spent his declining years with his children in Hart- 
ford and vicinity, where he d. Sept. 6, 1859, and was buried with his 
fathers at N. L. They were both devoted members of St. James church. 


Jared Starr, b. May 27, 1804; went to Mobile, Ala. ; m. Mch. 1840, Sarah 

O'Reilly, dau. of an East India merchant of Dublin, and was 

cashier of the Mobile Bank for years. 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1806, m. Dec. 12, 1839, David McClure Tudor, 

of South Windsor, Conn. 
Robert Starr, b. Dec. 31, 1808, d. Oct. 3, 1829. 
Samuel Henry, b. Feb. 28, 1811, m. Aug. 22, 1836, Mary Champlin Deni- 

son, of Stonington; res. Providence, R. I. 
Charles, b. Oct. 17, 1812, m. Dec. 16, 1840, Sophia H. Tudor, of South 

Windsor ; entered the U. S. Navy in 1826 ; was in command of the 


GROTON FAMILY— 126, 127. 

blockading squadron off the coast of North Carolina during the 

war, and now on the retired list as Commodore. 
Rebecca Ann, b. Oct. 24, 1815, m. June, 1840, M. W. Chapin, a merchant 

of Hartford. 
Mary Augusta, b. Apl. 20, 1817, m. Sept. 9, 1835, John DeCamp, now 

Admiral in the TJ. S. Navy ; she was remarkably lovely in person 

and character; d. July 26, 1843, in Jefferson barracks, St. Louis, 

George Starr, b. Mch. 4, 1819; a homoeopathic physician in Hartford. 
Gilbert Saltonstall, b. Mch. 5, 1821, d. Apl. 6, 1825. 
Abby Louisa, b. May 20, 1823, m. Oct. 1, 1846, Dr. Henry C. Preston, of 

Hartford, a physician in St. Johns, N. B. 
Frederick Percival, b. Aug. 20, 1826 ; spent many years in Cal. ; d. Nov. 

11, 1878, at Fairview, N. J. 


JOSEPH STARR, son of Jonathan 55, b. July 17, 1713, in Gro- 
ton. His father, in his will, March 24, 1746-7, gives him " all my 
Long Hill farm, where he (Joseph) now lives." He had no chil- 
dren, for by deed, May 24, 1790, he gives all bis estate to his wife 
(including "my three negro servants — Phillis Betty Primus, Bru- 
nette Brister, and Zilpah"); "excepting desk, sword, silver-headed 
cane, white chest, etc., etc., as these are given to other friends by 
bill of sale"; d. Oct. 13, 1795; buried in the Starr cem. On the 
stone that marks his grave are the lines : 

"The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust. " 

He m. ELIZABETH, dau. of Dea. James and Elizabeth {Smith) 
AVERY, of Groton, b. Jan. 13, 1725; d. June 1, 1826, ce. 100 yrs., 
Jf mos. and 18 days. She was admitted to the church May 24, 
1747. In her will she makes "bequest to my friend Brunette — 
a negro woman — her son Alpheus, her brother Primus, if they 
shall be free at the time of my decease." 


VINE STARR, son of Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. Jan. 19, 1716, in Groton; where, Nov. 25, 1739, he 
and his wife were admitted to the church. They lived awhile in 
Norwich, and two of their children were born there, as appears 
from the records, but returned to G., for in 1780 the name of 
Serg't Vine Starr is in the list of soldiers in the reg't of "Arti- 
ficers "; and the next year his taxes were abated, being one of the 



sufferers in the destruction of the town by the enemy; d. Jan. 1, 

He m. April 14, 1737, MARY, dau. of Nicholas and Jerusha 
STREET, of Groton, b. Nov. 25, 1716; d. Dec. 18, 1789. 


+ Vine, b. Jan. 10, 1738; d. Feb. 9, 1738. 

+ Vine, b. Feb. 17; bap. March 2, 1739, in G. ; d. July 10, 1747. 

133 Nicholas, b. Jan. 10, 1741-2, in Norwich. 

128 Nathaniel, b. Jan. 28, 1743-4, in Norwich. 

+ Betsey, b. May 19, 1746; bap. June 1, in G. ; d. Aug. 16, 1747. 

A Eunice, b. July 24, 1748, in Norwich. She was greatly beloved and 
honored by her step-children; d. March 12, 1813. She m. about 
1788 (3d wife), Nathan, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Tiffany) 
Brockway, b. May 10, 1736, in Lyme, Ct. ; a farmer ; went to 
N. Y. ; lived in Stephentown; in 1792 removed to Broadalbin, 
then a wilderness; d. Aug. 11, 1822. She had no children. 

+ Comfort, b. July 6, 1751; bap. April 25, 1752, in G. ; d. April 29, 

129 Jesse, b. Nov. 30, 1753. 

B Vine, b. Feb. 3, 1757 ; a tine singer, and teacher of music ; went to 
N. Y. State, and d. in 1831, in Seneca Co., alone in the house, 
leaving no family or history. 

1 Q& 

NATHANIEL STARR, son of Vine 127, b. Jan. 28, 1743-4, 
in Norwich; lived upon Middle Hill, now in the town of Franklin, 
Conn.; d. March 6, 1782 ; was probably a tailor, and had a family, 
although no record can be found of the fact. In the inventory of 
his estate is one house, and a quarter of an acre of land, barn, sun- 
dry tailor's articles — goose, shears, etc. — a child's cradle, etc. ; also, 
in 1799, after his father's death, prop, was distributed to the heirs 
of Nathaniel Starr. The name of his wife was ABIGAIL, who d. 
Sept. 29, 1807, se. 60; was buried by the side of her (2d) husband, 
in Franklin. 


A Eunice. I find no record of her after 1817. 

B Elizabeth, d. Nov. 10, 1833. She m. Feb. 18, 1796, James, son of 
Capt. James and Eunice (Backus) Hyde, b. April 19, 1772, at 
West Farms, now Franklin, Conn.; a farmer; removed in 1800 
to Richfield, N. Y. ; a prominent man there, and twice represented 
the Co. in the N. Y. Legislature; d. March 26, 1826. 


James, b. May 27, 1797; a lawyer; Judge of Co. Court; d. May 1, 
1862; m. Jan. 3, 1822, Fanny Beardsley; res. R. ; five children. 



Roswell, b. Dec. 31, 1798; d. Dec. 10, 1825, at Springfield, N. Y. 

He m. 1824, Eunice Grey ; one child d. in infancy. 

Charles Backus, b. Dec. 4, 1801 ; d. March 10, 1846, at Hamburgh, 

N. Y. ; m. Nov., 1828, Laura Williams; three children. 

Nathaniel Starr, b. Nov. 12, 1804; d. 1844, at Hamburgh, N. Y. 

He m., 1839, Martha Jamison; no children. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 6, 1806; d. Aug. 1, 1834, at Jamestown, N. Y. 

She m .Oct. 13, 1833, Judah Swift; childless. 

Alonzo, b. June 11, 1809; d. Jan. 11, 1832, in R. 

Robert T., b. Dec. 13, 1812; m. Sept. 18, 1840, Anne Bennett Keith ; 

res. Marshall Co., Texas; five children. — Hyde Genealogy. 
[The probability of the correctness of the above family record of 
Nathaniel Starr is drawn from the following facts, viz. : That widow 
Abigail Starr m., after 1791, Lieut. Hezekiah Tracy (his 2d wife), of Frank- 
lin, where he d. June 23, 1817, as. 82. His estate owed Eunice Starr $95.99. 
Nathaniel's sister, Eunice, was not living at that time, and there is no rec- 
ord of any other of that name. Now,' as widow Abigail, Eunice, and 
Elizabeth Starr were all of Franklin — where Nathaniel Starr lived and 
died — and as the records show no other Starr family in the town, the dates 
corroborate the theory, and even the name — Nathaniel Starr — is per- 
petuated in Elizabeth's family, it seems reasonable to conclude that they 
are the widow and daughters of Nathaniel Starr.] 


JESSE STARR, son of Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 30, 1753, in G-roton ; farmer; 
enlisted in the service of his country, in defense of her liberties, 
June 1, 1775, at G. ; was sent to Boston, where he arrived June 
27. Of his subsequent experience in the war nothing is known 
until May 30, 1782, when he sailed from Stonington, Ct., and, on 
the 7th of June the vessel was taken by the British ship Beli- 
sarius, and all on board impressed into the British service. He was 
released Aug. 20, 1783, and d. May 21, 1798 ; his wid. drew a cor- 
poral's and sergeant's pension while she lived. 

He m. MARY, dau. of Lemuel and Mary (Brown) DEWEY, of 
Stonington, b. Sept. 30, 1761; d. Feb. 1, 1849, at her daughter's, 
in De Ruyter, N. Y. 


A David Austin, ) (twins) b. ; David A. accidentally drowned at 

130 Jesse Anson, ) Stonington, April, 1819, se. 32; unm'd. 

B Charles, d. about 1810, in Martinique ; unm'd. 

C Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1791, in G. ; d. July 27, 1859; m. Feb. 13, 1816, 
Dea. John, son of Caleb and Mary (Bliss) Maxson, and grandson 
of Rev. John Maxson, of Newport, R. I., b. June 25, 1792; a 
practical printer and publisher; went to N. Y. ; lived in Schenec- 
14 ( 95 ) 


tady, Homer, Scott, and now at De Ruyter; deacon of the Sev- 
enth Day Bap. church. 


Cornelia Peck, b. April 13, 1817, in Stonington. — Caroline Beal, 
b. July 29, 1822, at H. ; d. May 26, 1852.— Mary Starr, b. Nov. 
23, 1825, at H. ; d. March 24, 1868, at Westerly, R. I.— William 
Albertus, b. June 26, 1828; d. May 3, 1829.— Helen Lucilla, b. 
July 19, 1830; d. Feb. 12, 1855, in Waterford, Ct. 

131 Albertus, b. April 10, 1793. 

D Marilla, b. about 1795; d. Nov. 3, 1870; m. at Homer, Oct. 16, 
1820, Horatio Nelson, son of John and Mary {Benedict) Gillett, b. 
June 24, 1799, at Norfolk, Ct. ; farmer; res. Scott, Cortland Co., 
N. Y. gillett children. 

Albertus Starr, b. Dec. 12, 1822, in Homer. — Charles Homer, b. 
Sept. 9, 1824.— Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1826; d. Dec. 18, 1844.— George, 
b. May 21, 1828.— John, b. May 25, 1831; d. March 18, 1832.— John, 
b. Dec. 24, 1832; d. Jan. 31, 1835.— Franklin, b. Dec. 9, 1834.— 
Harley, b. May 5, 1837; d. Sept. 30, 1868, in Warsaw, Mo. 


JESSE ANSON STARR, son of Jesse 129, Vine 127, Jonathan 
55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1; settled in Mystic, Ct. ; 
tanner; a cavalry soldier in the war of 1812; had his leg broken 
by being thrown from his horse, while in the service ; d. June 23, 
1842; Baptist. 

He m. MARIA, dau. of Samuel and Rhoda (Haley) HOLD- 
REDGE, b. July 15, 1792; d. June 24, 1842. 


A Maria, b. May 3, 1813, in Mystic; d. Sept. 13, 1843, in Jewett City, 
Ct. She m. March 6, 1831, Thomas Goddard, son of Daniel and 
Sarah (Goddard) Hutchinson, b. Jan. 5, 1805, in Griswold, Ct. ; 
lived in N. L. Co. ; after the death of his wife removed to N. Y. ; 
married again, and is now a merchant tailor in Ilion, Herkimer Co. 


Ellen Maria, b. March 8, 1832.— Charles Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1833; 

d. Sept. 23, 1860, in Buffalo, N. Y.— Lucy Elizabeth, b. Dec. 9, 

1835; d. Oct. 26, 1860, in Oswego, N. Y.— Mary Starr, b. Dec. 

13, 1840; d. Feb. 22, 1872, at Oswego.— Thomas Shipman, b. Feb. 

24, 1843. 
B Charles Henry, d. unm'd, a?. 26. 
C Eliza Holdredge, d. ae. 29. She m. Leroy R. Westfall. 


Anna, m. Henry Redfleld; living in Brooklyn, N. Y.— Maria 
Isabelle, m. Capt. W. D. E. Andrus, and d. in Rockford, 111.— 
Newton Edwards, d. in Cuba. 


GROTON FAMILY— 131, 132. 

D Jesse, married ; is living in Havana, Cuba. 

E Mary, b. July 29, 1824, m. Aug. 17, 1846, John David, son of Rev. 
John D. and Mary {U Hommedieu) Gardiner, b. Sept., 1818, in 
Sag Harbor, N. Y. ; a lumber manufacturer in Chicago, 111. ; d. 
Feb. 14, 1875, in New York. 


Charles Starr, b. June 2, 1847; living in C. — John David, b. and 
d. 1849. 


ALBERTUS STARR, son of Jesse 129, Vine 127, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 10, 1793, in Groton; 
removed to Norfolk, Conn.; thence to Plainfield, N. J.; leather 
manufacturer and dealer; a soldier in the war of 1812; Baptist. 

He m. Sept. 5, 1819, BETSEY, dau. of Elisha and Betsey 
(Potter) LANPHEAR, b. Feb. 1, 1799, in Westerly, R. I., d. Apl. 
19, 1869. 


A Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1821, in N. ; m. July 6, 1842, Dr. Chas. 

Henry, son of Joseph and Eliza Ward (Maxson) Stillman, b. Jan. 

25, 1817, at Schenectady, N. Y. ; graduated at Union College at S. 

in 1835 ; a physician ; settled in Plainfield, N. J. , in 1842. 
stillman children. 

Mary A., b. Sept. 19, 1844, m. Apl. 19, 1871, Jared Kirtland 

Myers of Plattsburg, N. Y. ; res. New York. — Emma Starr, b. 

July 31, 1848, d. Apl. 22, 1853.— Thomas Bliss, b. May 24, 1852. 

—Charles Frederick, b. July 21, 1854.— William Maxson, b. Nov. 

23, 1856. 
B Albertus, b. Oct. 16, 1823. in N. ; was a tanner in Hamilton, N. Y., 

where he d. Aug. 22, 1857, unm'd. 
132 Charles Francis, b. June 28, 1826. 
C Emma Lanphear, b. Oct. 7, 1829, in N. ; m. Nov. 11, 1851, Rev. Dr. 

Aaron Hale, son of Charles and Hannah (Hale) Burlingham, b. 

Feb. 18, 1822, in Castile, N. Y. ; graduated in 1848, at Madison 

University; ordained in 1850; a Baptist minister; first settled in 

Boston, afterward in New York ; since 1866 over the Second Bap. 

church in St. Louis, Mo. 


Albert Starr, b. Apl. 15, 1854, in B.— Charles Culp, b. Aug. 31, 
1858, in N. Y. 

— — 1 32 

CHARLES FRANCIS STARR, son of Albertus 131, b. June 
28, 1826, in Norfolk, Conn.; res. Hamilton, N. Y. ; tanner; Bap- 



He m. Dec. 19, 1849, ABISHA, dau. of Coknelius and Mercy 
(Ormsby) SIMMONS, b. Mch. 20, 1827, in Madison, N. Y. 


A Mary Abisha, b. Dec. 10, 1855. 
B Helen Frances, b. May 3, 1861. 

C Albertus, b. Sept. 26, 1864. 


1 33 

NICHOLAS STARR, son of Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 10, 1741-2, in Norwich, Conn. 
When a child the family returned to Groton, where he afterward 
resided, and was one of the victims of the terrible massacre at 
Port Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781; buried in the Starr Cemetery. The 
stone that marks his grave reads: 

In Memory of 
Mr Nicholas Starr 
who was slain in Fort 
Griswould Sep tr 6 1781 
in his 40 th year 
O thou Inveterate Foe, 
what is it thou hast done 
thou struck the fatal blow 
no mercy could be shown. 

Report of a committee appointed by the Conn. Legislature to 
inquire into the circumstances of such as were made widows by 
the action in Fort Griswold, reported Aug. 25, 1783: 

" Serjeant Nicholas Starr of Groton was killed, his widow died 
soon after with a fever, and left four children, the oldest about 8 
years old, the youngest 2, and about estate enough to pay debts." 

He m. Oct. 31, 1771, HANNAH, dau. of Thomas and Jerusha 
(Street) STARR [22], b. Oct. 14, 1747, d. Aug. 16, 1782; buried 
by the side of her husband. 


134 Nicholas, b. Oct. 3, 1772. 

A Joseph, b. Sept. 6, 1775; a sailor; d. at New Orleans, unm'd. 

137 James, b. Mch. 30, 1777. 

148 Benjamin, b. July 10, 1781. 

1 34 

NICHOLAS STARR, son of Nicholas 133, Vine 127, Jonathan 
55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 3, 1772, in Gro- 
ton; lived in New London, Ct. ; a rope-maker; town sexton for 


GROTON FAMILY— 135, 136. 

many years; d. Nov. 23, 1814; Congregational. He was m. twice, 
but of the first marriage there are no records; probably his wife 
died soon. 

He m. (2d) Jan. 1, 1800, ELIZABETH, dau. of James and 
Dorcas (Williams) BEEBE, of New London, b. Apl. 29, 1774, d. 
July 20, 1830. 


135 Nicholas, b. May 13, 1801. 
A Eliza, b. Jan. 14, 1804; unm'd; lives McGrawville, N. Y. 
B Mary, b. Nov. 8, 1806, d. June 16, 1855, unm'd. 

1 3£> 

NICHOLAS STARR, son of Nicholas 134, Nicholas 133, Vine 
127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 
13, 1801, in New London, Ct.; lived at Groton; in 1832 removed 
to Homer, N. Y.; farmer; d. Nov. 15, 1868; Baptist. 

He m. Nov. 29, 1829, ABBY, dau. of Solomon and Eunice 
(Burrows) TIFT, of Groton, b. Mch. 7, 1806. 


A Mary Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1831, m. Oct. 9, 1859, Hiram Dowd, 
son of David and Permelia {Hitchcock) Corey, b. Feb. 17, 1831, at 
Homer, N. Y. ; a tanner at McGrawville, N. Y. 


Lizzie Permelia, b. Nov. 18, 1860. — George Hiram, b. Jan. 16, 
1863.— Thomas Starr, b. Nov. 18, 1866.— Charles David, b. Nov. 
25, 1869. 
136 Nicholas, b. Apl. 13, 1833. 
+ Thomas, b. Feb. 27, 1839, d. Mch. 31, 1839. 
B Thomas, b. Feb. 15, 1840, a young man of great promise; became 

insane, Feb., 1862, from excessive study. 
C Benjamin, b. Feb. 25, 1843; enlisted in the service of his country 
Sept. 19, 1861, in Co. E, 44th reg't N. Y. Vols. ; d. of fever Apl. 
13, 1862, at Fortress Monroe. 

1 36 

NICHOLAS STARR, son of Nicholas 135, b. Apl. 13, 1833, at 
Homer (McGrawville P. O.), Cortland Co., N. Y.; is living on the 
old homestead. He has invented, patented, and is manufacturing 
an iron and steel harrow, which is highly approved and recom- 
mended by the farmers, and for which he is having a ready sale; 

He m. Oct. 9, 1859, PERMELIA, dau. of David and Permelia 
(Hitchcock) COREY, b. Aug. 5, 1833, in McGrawville. 




A Benjamin, b. June 9, 1862. 
B Asa Nicholas, b. Dec. 9, 1863. 
C Frank Corey, b. Sept. 9, 1867. 

1 37".- 

JAMBS STARR, son of Nicholas 133, Vine 127, Jonathan 55, 
Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Mch. 30, 1777, in Groton, 
Ot.; left an orphan at the age of 5 years; was apprenticed to a 
millwright, which business he followed in New Hartford, Conn.; 
removed to Oihio in 1815, and settled near Worthington, Franklin 
Co.; farmer; d. July 8, 1824. 

He m. Sept. 13, 1801, PERSIA, dau. of David and Mary 
{Terry) SHAW, of East Windsor, Conn., b. Jan. 30, 1783, d. July 
26, 1864. 


A Emily, b. Sept. 5, 1802, d. Sept. 4, 1822, childless ; the wife of Henry 
Crosby. He was b. in Hartford, Ct. , d. Sept. 8, 1824 ; res. Frank- 
lin Co., O. 
138 Joseph Shaw, b. Apl. 19, 1804. 

144 Franklin Jefferson, b. Apl. 11, 1806. 

+ Julia Ann Hannah, b. Oct. 24, 1807. She was accidentally drowned 
in the Farmington river at N. H., Dec. 18, 1814. 

145 James Harper, b. Dec. 18, 1809. 

B Laura Persia, b. Feb. 3, 1812, d. June 8, 1849. She m. Feb. 4, 
1834, William Myron, son of David and Lodama {Pinney) Buell, 
b. Jan. 4, 1810; res. Carey, O. ; d. July 11, 1869, in Cal. 


Emily Laura, b. Jan. 10, 1835, m. May 27, 1858, Edmund Wells 
of Toledo, O., 4 children: Ann Climena, b. June 20, 1836, d. 
Dec. 21, 1855.— Ellen Eliza, b. June 8, 1838.— Livonia Rosetta, b. 
July 19, 1840, m. Nov. 2, 1870, John Wilson Chamberlin; res. 
Carey, O. — Julia Lodama, b. Mch. 14, 1844. — James William, b. 
May 8, 1847, m. Mch. 2, 1873, Esther W. Leach; res. Peters- 
burgh, Mich. 
143 Hiram Judson, b. June 24, 1816. 

1 38 

JOSEPH SHAW STARR, son of James 137, Nicholas 133, 
Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Apl. 19, 1804, in New Hartford, Ct.; a millwright; lived in 
Southwick, Mass. After the death of his wife, went to Carey, 0., 
where he d. June 1, 1866; Baptist. 

He m. Dec. 24, 1826, MARY COOLEY, dau. of Beebe and 


GROTON FAMILY— 139, 140. 

Sally (Gross) SMITH, b. Aug. 28, 1806, at Southwick; d. Feb. 7, 


+ Emily, b. Nov. 24, 1827, d. Dec. 9, 1827. 

139 Joseph James, ) bJan41830 

+ Mary Persia, ) d. April 3, 1830. 

A Lauraette, b. July 27, 1832, d. Feb. 26, 1877. She m. Apl. 9, 1856, 
Lathrop Abijah, son of Abijah and Charity {Rising) Boyington, 
b. Dec. 29, 1820; farmer; Baptist; in his native town of South- 
wick, Mass. ; no children. 

H- DeWitt, b. Aug. 14, 1834, d. Aug. 31, 1834. 

+ Orange Beach, b. Feb. 16, 1836, d. Mch. 5, 1836. 

+ Edward, b. May 28, 1837, d. Sept. 3, 1837. 

140 Myron Maturin, b. Dec. 16, 1838. 

141 George Winthrop, b. Apl. 28, 1843. 

142 Franklin Melvin, b. Aug. 6, 1846. 


JOSEPH JAMES STARR, son of Joseph Shaw 138, James 137, 
Nicholas 133, Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. Jan. 4, 1830, in Southwick. Mass.; a millwright in 
his native town until 1857; then went to Preston, Fillmore Co., 
Minn.; after six years, returned to Southwick, where, Feb. 27, 
1864, he enlisted in the service of his country in Co. G., 57th Reg't 
Mass. Vols. His soldier life was short, but full of most terrible 
experiences; after the three days battle in the Wilderness, he was 
one of the 1 5 of his company that came out able for duty, and was 
killed June 17, 1864, by a shot through the heart, before Peters- 
burgh, Va. 

He m. June 7, 1854, MARY BISHOP, dau. of Jabez and Rox- 
ana (Bishop) CLARK, b. Jan. 5, 1832, at Russell, Mass. 


A Emma Jane, b. June 10, 1856, at Southwick. 
B James Franklin, b. Nov. 14, 1860, in Minn. 
C Sarah Eliza, b. Nov. 28, 1863, at Westfleld, Mass. 


MYRON MATURIN STARR, son of Joseph Shaw 138, b. 
Dec. 16, 1838, in Southwick, Mass.; settled at Carey, O. ; entered 
the service of his country in Co. C, 128th Reg't O. Vols.; m. 
June 13, 1865, EMILY MARGARET, dau. of John and Marga- 
ret (Moore) CRUM, b. Dec. 18, 1843, in Tiffin, O.; d. July 7, 1871. 


NEW LONDON BRANCH— 141, 142, 143. 


A Frank Crum, b. May 21, 1866. 

4- John Joseph, b. Sept. 2, 1867, d. July 3, 1868. 

B Evelyn Gertrude, b. Apl. 26, 1869. 


GEORGE WINTHROP STARR, son of Joseph Shaw 138, b. 
Apl. 28, 1843, at South wick, Mass. ; in Dec, 1863, went to 0. and 
settled at Upper Sandusky; farmer; enlisted in his country's ser- 
vice Jan. 1, 1864, in Co. C, 128th Reg't 0. Vols.; honorably dis- 
charged July 18, 1865; m. Mch. 24, 1868, ABIGAIL, dau. of 
Daniel and Tina (Bulace) ENGLAND, b. Nov. 17, 1842, near 


a daughter. 

A Mary Maud, b. Jan. 3, 1876. 

1 4^ 

FRANKLIN MELVIN STARR, son of Joseph Shaw 138, b. 
Aug. 6, 1846, at Southwick, Mass.; a farmer; settled near Carey, 
0.; m. Apl. 12, 1877, NANCY JANE, dau. of Samuel and 
Kezia (McPherrin) SNYDER, b. Jan. 10, 1854, at Marion, 0. 


A Lauraette Gertrude, b. Feb. 19, 1878. 

1 43 

HIRAM JUDSON STARR, son of James 137, b. June 24, 
1816, in Worthington; settled in Carey, 0. ; farmer and dealer in 
stock; m. July 21, 1851, Mrs. ELLEN GERTRUDE CAREY, 
dau. of William and Eliza (KooJcen) BROWN, b. Oct. 22, 1824, 



A Laura Persia, b. July 11, 1852, m. Aug. 30, 1877, Jno. M., son of 
James H. and Mary (Shaw) Barr, b. June 27, 1847; salesman at 

+ Mary Eliza, b. May 30, 1854, d. Aug. 11, 1855. 

B Ellen Gertrude, b. Apl. 24, 1856. 

C William Brown, ) b M u lg69 

D James Hiram, ) 


TEXAS FAMILY— 144, 145. 

- 1 44 

FRANKLIN JEFFERSON STARR, son of James 137, Nicholas 
133, Vine 127. Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. April 11, 1806, in New Hartford, Conn. ; was young when the 
family removed to 0.; studied law and admitted to the bar at 
Columbus. In 1833 he went to McDonough, Henry Co., Ga., and 
opened a law office ; the next year, with another gentleman, visited 
Texas, at the instance of many citizens of Ga., who contemplated 
emigrating to that then new country, and returned early in 1835, 
giving a most favorable report of the natural advantages and 
resources thereof. He m. and removed the same autumn to Texas; 
settled at San Felipe, on the Brazos river, just at the breaking out 
of the war between Mexico and Texas. His law partner was Col. 
Wm, Barrett Travis, who commanded the Texas force of 172 men 
that were all massacred in fort "Alamo," at San Antonio, when 
taken by Santa Anna in 1836. Mr. Starr was for a time in the 
Texas army, and when the enemy threatened the Brazos country 
removed his family to Nacogdoches, and after the Mexicans were 
driven back and Santa Anna captured, decided to remain at N., 
and commenced the practice of law. 

In the summer of 1837 he commanded a company of mounted 
men, raised to pursue a body of Indians who were committing 
depredations on the frontier. The exposure of the campaign 
brought on a fever, of which he d. July 7, 1837. 

He m. 1835, PAMELA, dau. of John and Pamela [Prentice) 
ORNE, b. May 13, 1800, in Lynnfleld, Mass. After the death of 
her husband she returned to her friends, and d. Oct. 31, 1870, in 
her native town. 


+ James Franklin, d. in his 3d year. 


Hon. JAMES HARPER STARR, son of James 137, Nicholas 
133, Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Dec. 18, 1809, in New Hartford, Conn.; was about six years old 
when his parents removed to Ohio ; intended for a farmer, but, 
receiving an injury to the knee-joint, which would be lasting in its 
effects, studied medicine; graduated in 1832 at the Medical College 
15 ( 103 ) 


in Worthington, 0. (an institution of but few years' existence); 
went South and commenced the practice of his profession in 
Henry Co., Ga. In 1836 removed to Texas; arrived at Nacogdo- 
ches Jan., 1837, and was president of the Board of Land Com- 
missioners in 1838. Under the Republic of Texas he was 
appointed in May, 1839, Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet 
of President Lamar, which honorable position he resigned in Aug., 
1840. In 1861 he was appointed receiver of the Confederate 
States Court under the sequestration laws of the C. S. Congress, 
and in the spring of 1864 assistant Postmaster- General for the 
Trans-Mississippi Department, performing the duties of P. M. G. 
in those then isolated States west of the Miss, river, which he held 
until the final surrender of the Confederacy in 1865, He was 
opposed to the secession of the Southern States, as a remedy 
against the encroachments of the North upon their constitutional 
rights, and was actively instrumental in carrying a majority of 
votes in his county (Nacogdoches) against secession in the election 
of delegates to the Convention. But finding that the majority of 
the northern States and people rejected all appeals to them for 
guarantees against further encroachments, and further violence to 
the Constitution, and that war was inevitable, he gave to the Con- 
federate cause, in defence of his country, his home, and the princi- 
ples of constitutional republican government, his best efforts in 
mind, body, and means. In May, 18*70, he removed to Marshall, 
Texas, and established the now extensive " Banking and Real 
Estate " house of James H. Starr & Son. 

He m. Feb. 21, 1833, HARRIET, dau. of Samuel and Susan- 
nah (Edwards) JOHNSON, b. June 12, 1816, in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. 


A Theodosia, b. Jan. 7, 1839, in N. ; d. Sept. 3, 1868. She m. March 
14, 1859, James Jackson, son of Charles Frederick and Alicia 
Catharine {Bryan) Stewart, b. Oct. 27, 1831, in Florida ; a planter 
in Bossier Parish, La. 


Harriet Ida, b. Jan. 3, 1861, d. Apl. 20, 1863.— Emma Pamela, b. 
Oct. 25, 1862.— Charles, b. Jan. 3, 1865.— Mary Bryan, b. Sept. 2, 
B Pamela Orne, b. Oct. 19, 1841, in N. ; m. (1st) Dec. 18, 1860, Maj. 
Henry Wyncoop, son of Henry and Marcia Anne {Towers) Raguet, 
b. about 1830, in Cincinnati, O. ; a merchant in Nacogdoches, 
Tex. At the commencement of the war he entered the Confederate 
service, raised a Co. of volunteers and joined the Brigade under 



Gen. Sibley in the autumn of 1861 ; was promoted to be Major of 
the 1st reg't in that Brigade, and marched to New Mexico ; was 
slightly wounded in the battle of Yalverde, near Ft. Craig, and 
killed in the battle of Glorietta Mch. 28, 1862. She m. (2d) May 
10, 1865, Emory, son of Elisha and Fanny Tileston {Clapp) Clapp, 
b. Jan. 6, 1821, in Chesterfield, Mass. ; a merchant ; residence 
New Orleans, La. ; no children. 

146 James Franklin, b. Mch. 30, 1844. 

147 Amory Reily, b. Aug. 25, 1847. 

C Harriet Johnson, b. Sept. 23, 1855. 


Maj. JAMES FRANKLIN STARR, son of James Harper 145, 
b. March 30, 1844, in Nacogdoches. In the fall of 1861 he 
enlisted in the Confederate service, in Co. H, 1st Reg't Tex. 
Mounted Rifles; was in the campaign of New Mexico under Gen. 
Sibley; aferward in the same brigade, known as "Hardeman's 
Brigade," in active service in Texas, La., and Arkansas; partici- 
pated in the capture of Galveston, Jan. 1, 1864, under Gen. Magruder; 
also in the campaign of the previous winter, in lower La., against 
the first invasion of Gen. Banks ; and in the spring and summer 
of 1864, when the army of Gen. B., after destroying the chief 
towns and plantations on the Red river and bayous, from Mans- 
field to the coast, was expelled from the country west of the Mis- 
sissippi river. At the time of the surrender he was Adjutant of 
the brigade, with the rank of Major. After the war, he entered 
the University of Va., class of '66-7, taking a partial course; 
returned to Texas, and became a partner in the firm of Jas. H. 
Starr & Son, real estate and banking business, at Marshall, Texas. 

He m. June 6, 1868, CLARA THOMAS CLAPP, dau. of 
Thomas Wesley and Sarah Jane (McLaurine) FRY. In 1858 
she assumed the name of Clapp, out of respect and affection for 
her step-father, Geo. Lyman Clapp, Esq., of New Orleans. She 
was b. Oct. 20, 1849, in Cumberland Co., Va. 


A Clara, b. Oct. 4, 1869, in N. 

+ Lily, b. Jan. 30, 1871, in M. ; d. April 8, 1873. 

B Sallie Clapp, b. Sept. 9, 1872, in M. 

+ James Franklin, b. March 15, 1874, in M. ; d. Nov. 8, 1875. 

C Harriet Johnson, b. Aug. 28, 1876, in M. 




AMORY REILY STARR, son of James Harper 145, b. Aug. 
25, 1847, in Nacogdoches; July 4, 1864, before lie was 17 years 
old, lie enlisted in the Confederate service, Co. H, 4th Reg't Texas 
Cavalry, " Hardeman's Brigade," and participated in the war until 
its close. He was educated at the University of Va. ; and subse- 
quently entered upon the practice of law in Nacogdoches, whence, 
in 1872, he removed to Marshall, Tex.; lawyer and real estate 

He m. June 4, 1872, GEORGIE, dau. of Edward Alexander 
and Mary Ann (Jones) MEHAFFEY, b. Aug. 17, 1852, in Tay- 
lorsville, Ky. 


-f- Amory Mehaffey, b. April 10, 1874; d. Feb. 8, 1875. 
A Theodosia, b. Jan. 14, 1876. 

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BENJAMIN STARR, son of Nicholas, 133, Vine 127, Jona- 
than 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. July 13, 1781, in 
Groton, Ct. ; a tanner and currier; lived at Hebron, Griswold, 
Voluntown, and Jewett City, where he d. April 25, 1835 ; Cong. 

He m. ROXCELENA, dau. of Nathan and Rebecca (Elderkin) 
AVERY, b. Oct. 19, 1779, in Groton; d. Jan. 20, 1836. 


A Fanny, b. June 18, 1804, in Hebron; d. March 13, 1832. She in. 

June 25, 1828, Phineas Holdredge, d. , and had Frank B. , b. 

Dec. 12, 1831; d. April 20, 1832. 

149 Vine Avery, b. Aug. 12, 1805. 

B Eunice, b. Aug. 22, 1807; went out as assistant missionary teacher 
among the Choctaw Indians, leaving New York in March, 1843; 
over the Alleghany Mts. to Cin. ; thence by steamboat to Napo- 
leon, at the mouth of the Arkansas river ; up the river to Little 
Rock ; then in a wagon across the country, some 150 miles, to her 
destination, arriving in May, and immediately commenced her 
chosen work among the natives ; but, the climate not agreeing 
with her, her health soon failed, and, with no promise of improve- 
ment, was compelled to return north, and started Aug. 22, in a 
feeble condition; — on her homeward journey rode on horseback 
125 miles, much of the distance through a wilderness, guided by 
the blazed trees; reached home at last in safety, and is spending 
her declining years in the home for old ladies, at Norwich, Ct. 

152 James Madison, b. July 6, 1809. 

+ Lucius Tyler, b. Aug. 30, 1820; d. Sept. 19, 1821. 


GROTON FAMILY— 149, 150. 


VINE AVERY STARR, son of Benjamin 148, Nicholas 133, 
Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Aug. 12, 1805, in Voluntown, Ct.; a stone mason; Cong.; lived at 
Jewett City, and East Chester, N. Y., where he d. Sept. 27, 1846. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 25, 1829, MARY ANN, dau. of Stephen and 
Rebecca (Eggleston) WILCOX, of North Stonington; d. July 10, 
1833, ae. 21. He m. (2d) March 4, 1834, SALLY, dau. of Gardi- 
ner and Elizabeth (Jaques) SULLIVAN, b. March 20, 1808, at 
Hopkinton, R. I. ; is living at Mystic Bridge, Ct. 


150 Nathan Avery, b. Sept. 8, 1830. 

A William Newton, b. Jan. 1, 1832. He enlisted in the war with 
Mexico ; afterward went to sea-; has not been heard from since 

B Fanny Rebecca, b. May 17, 1833 ; m. May 8, 1867, Francis Augustus, 
son of Augustus and Aroxana ( Wells) Hough, b. April 4, 1834, in 
New Haven, Ct. ; res. Westerly, R. I. ; no children. 


C Mary Vincent, b. Dec. 10, 1835; m. Oct., 1852; was divorced, and 
m. (2d) Sept. 26, 1867, William Henry, son of Robert Cornell and 
Mary Ann (Anthony) Sisson, b. Feb. 18, 1839, at Newport; res. 
Westerly, R. I. ; an adopted son 
Everett Starr Sisson, b. Feb. 4, 1873, at Stonington, Conn. 

151 Benjamin Franklin, b. Oct. 25, 1837. 

+ Sarah Hannah, b. Nov., 1840; d. July, 1842. 

D Sarah Hannah, b. May 30, 1842, in Yonkers, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 8, 1860, 
Van Rensselaer, son of Elisha P. and Emeline E. (Clark) 
Wheeler, b. Aug. 9, 1842, in Richmond, R. I. ; res. Mystic Bridge, 
Ct. ; a son, Edward Mallory Wheeler, b. Dec. 2, 1869. 

E Annie Maria, b. Sept. 25, 1844, in West Chester, N. Y. ; m. July 4, 
1867, Amos, son of Leonard and Lucy (Daniels) Mallory, b. April 
27, 1837, in New London; res. Mystic Bridge, Ct. ; no children. 

1 ^O 

NATHAN AVERY STARR, son of Vine Avery 149, b. Sept. 
8, 1830, in Jewett City; enlisted in his country's service Aug. 5, 
1862, in Co. C, 21st Reg't Conn. Vols.; dis. June 16, 1865; car- 
riage maker; Baptist. After leaving Conn, he lived awhile in 
New Jersey; in March, 1870, emigrated to Kansas; settled at 
Clay Centre, Clay Co. 

He m. March 2, 1850, MARY ESTHER, dau. of Benjamin 

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Perky and Hannah (Merritt) BARBER, b. March 20, 1826, in 
"Westerly, R. I. 


A Nathan Avery, b. Dec. 2, 1850 ; blacksmith at C. C. 

+ Mary Isabelle, b. April 21, 1852; d. June 17, 1858. 

B Yine Franklin, b. Oct. 26, 1853; blacksmith at C. C. 

C Charles Henry, b. Nov. 25, 1859. 

D William Perry, b. Dec. 26, 1861. 


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STARR, son of Vine Avery 149, b. 
Oct. 25, 1837, at Jewett City; carriage blacksmith; Methodist; 
res. New London. 

He m. July 3, 1855, ROXCELENA CLARISSA, dau. of James 
Madison and Elizabeth (Miner) STARR [152], b. Oct. 9, 1833, in 
South Scituate, R. I. 


4 William Franklin, b. Sept. 12, 1856; d. April 24, 1860. 

-+- Julia Hannah, b. Aug. 17, 1858 ; d. July 6, 1860. 

A Mary Annie, b. May 25, 1860. 

B Sarah Imogene, b. Aug. 10, 1864. 

+ Katie Lavon, b. April 15, 1866; d. Oct. 6, 1870. 

-f- Franklin Ulysses, b. Nov. 3, 1870 ; d. Aug. 6, 1874. 

+ Lula Lavon, b. Nov. 15, 1872; d. March 6, 1875. 

1 &2 — 

JAMES MADISON STARR, son of Benjamin 148, Nicholas 
133, Vine 127, Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. July 6, 1809, in Voluntown, Ct. After his marriage, lived in 
South Scituate, R. I.; in 1834 returned to Conn.; and lived in 
Hebron, Leesville, Haddam, South Coventry, G-reeneville, and 
Uncasville; from thence removed to Bricksburg, N. J., their 
present residence. A carriage-maker by trade; trustee, class- 
leader, and exhorter in the Methodist church. The family have a 
natural taste and ear for music, and are good singers. 

He m. Aug. 19, 1832, ELIZABETH, dau. of Amos and Clar- 
issa H. (O'Brien) MINER, b. Aug. 31, 1809, in Hebron. 


A Roxcelena Clarissa, b. Oct. 9, 1833, m. Benj. F. Starr [151]. 
153 James Madison, b. Oct. 5, 1835. 
B Eunice Priscilla, b. June 27, 1838, in Hebron, m. Mch. 2, 1857, 
Mason Gideon Ellis of Preston ; a farmer ; res. Brooklyn, Ct. 


GROTON FAMILY— 153, 154. 

C Caroline Julia, b. Oct. 4, 1840, d. Apl. 18, 1859. 
154 Lafayette Waldo, b. Sept. 24, 1843. 

D Sarah Jane, b. Jan. 3, 1846, in Hebron, m. Oct. 25, 1866, David 
Knowles, son of William and Mary {Knowles) Townsend, b. Mch. 
18, 1843, at Exeter, R. I. ; carriage trimmer at Mystic River, Ct. 
A dau., Mary Emma Townsend, b. Apl. 25, 1872. 

E Alpheus Benjamin, b. May 23, 1848, in Hebron, Conn. ; carriage 
painter; Methodist; m. Sept. 5, 1875, Fannie L. D., dau. of Mason 
and Mary E. (Babcock) Holmes, b. Jan. 21, 1854, in Ashaway, 
R. I. ; res. Sacramento, Cal. 

F Vine Avery, b. Sept. 7, 1851, at Greeneville; carriage-maker; Bap- 
tist; m. Sept. 8, 1875, Mary Augusta, dau. of Edward Franklin and 
Mary Sophia {Whiting) Park, b. Sept. 10, 1855, at Mystic Bridge, 
Ct. , where they now reside. A son, 
G- Archie Leon Starr, b. Jan. 25, 1877. 
-f Maria Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1853, d. July 2, 1853. 

They adopted in 1860 Mrs. Starr's sister's son. 

H William Morse, b. Sept. 5, 1856, in Jewett City, Ct. 

1 ^3 

JAMES MADISON STARR, son of James Madison 152, b. Oct. 
5, 1835, in Hebron, Ct. ; a cabinet-maker by trade; in 1852 he 
shipped on the barque " Commodore Preble," on a whaling voyage; 
went out around Cape Good Hope; after a three years' cruise in 
the north and south Pacific, came home around Cape Horn. In 
July 23, 1861, he enlisted in Co. G-., 5th Regt. Conn. Vols.; honor- 
ably discharged Jan. 6, 1863, for physical disability. In 1868 he 
went West; entered the ministry of the Methodist church Oct. 6, 

1871; lived at Fond-du-lac, "Wis., and d. , of consumption 

at Columbus, Ga. 

He m. Oct. 4, 1858, MARY ELLEN, dau. of George and Mag- 
dalene (Williams) HOWARD, b. Oct. 13, 1832, in Germany. 


A Carrie Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1859. 
B James Madison, b. Aug. 26, 1866. 

1 ^4 

LAFAYETTE WALDO STARR, son of James Madison 152, 
b. Sept. 24, 1843, at Old Haddam, Ct. ; a mason; enlisted in the 
defense of his country Sept. 23, 1861, in Co. F., 8th Regt. Conn. 
Vols.; after his term of service expired, re-enlisted for the war. 
He was in Gen. Burnside's expedition, in the battles of Roanoke 

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Island, Newberne, and Fort Macon, N. C; at Suffolk, Va., when 
the fort was taken by a heroic charge, he was among the first 
inside; at Fredericksburg, Va.. he was one of the brave one hun- 
dred men who volunteered to lay the pontoon bridge across the 
river in the face of the enemy; at another time volunteered to go 
into their lines, obtained the information desired, and returned in 
safety. He was in the battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Ber- 
muda Hundred, Cold Harbor, through the siege of Petersburgh, 
and marched with the victors into Richmond Apl. 3, 1865. 
Through them all he passed without a scar, and was honorably 
discharged Dec. 12, 1865, as Sergeant. Res. Bricksburg, N. J.; 
has been Sheriff; Methodist. 

He m. Feb. 6, 1864, HARRIET A., dau. of Elisha R., and 
Susan (Morse) SYDLEMAN, b. Apl. 25, 1840, in Canterbury, Ct. 


A Agnes E., b. Nov. 2, 1864. 

B Henry Lucius, b. Nov. 1, 1866. 

C Lafayette Herbert, b. Jan. 3, 1869. 

D Vine Willard, b. Nov. 19, 1871. 

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RICHARD STARR, son of Jonathan 55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 14, 1718, in Groton, Conn.; was admitted 
to the Cong, church May 16, 1736. His name appears on the 
town and church records down to June 1, 1778, when "he deeds 
the one-half dwelling house where I now dwell, with all the land 
I own and improve"; and soon after went to Norwich, where he 
was living, July 12, 1783, when he gave the deed (recorded May 
25, 1790) "for one acre of land for the use of a public burying 
place in Groton" (see description of "Starr Burial Ground" fol- 
lowing Family 19). Tradition in the family says that he was 
wealthy, owning Norwich Landing, which he sold for Continental 
money ; that becoming worthless on his hands, he was bankrupt 
and lost all his property. At all events, he left Conn., and settled 
among the hills of Berkshire Co., Mass., in the village of Hinsdale, 
where, greatly beloved and honored, he d. Feb. 25, 1805. 

In "A History of Hinsdale," published in 1829, is the following: 
"In 1781 Richard Starr, a pious and Godly man. came into town 
from Groton, Ct., and was of great service to the religious inter- 
ests of the people. As a testimony of respect and grateful remem- 



brance, at the suggestion of the church a subscription was raised, 
by which a respectable monument is erected at his grave." "In 
1795 the Rev. Theodore Hinsdale was instrumental, in connection 
with Dea. Starr, in gathering and organizing the Cong, church, 
which was formed in Dec. of that year," etc. He was moderator 
of the first meeting held Jan. 7, 1796, after the organization of 
the church, and Feb. 19, 1796, was unanimously chosen deacon, 
and was the only one down to 1802. 

The name of this eminently pious man is held in fragrant 
remembrance by the old saints in Israel to the present day. An 
old lady in 1874 said, "He stopped in a snow storm in the fall 
of 1804 at her father's house. She remembered his religious con- 
versation and his holy reputation." While Mrs. Mary Seabury, 
an Episcopalian, wife of his brother, Jonathan Starr of New Lon 
don, left this tribute: "Brother Richard comes to see us once a 
year, and I always feel at his departure as if an angel had been 
visiting us." — Caulkins 1 History of New London. 

He m. Jan. 15, 1740-1, PR1SCILLA SMITH. She was ad- 
mitted to the Cong, church in Groton May 16, 1736. Can find 
no further record; probably d. before her husband went to Hins- 
dale, as no stone or record there is found of her. The births of 
the children are from the town records, the baptisms from the 
church records of Groton. No trace has been found of the four 
eldest children ; perhaps they died young. The family became 
scattered after the loss of his property. 


A Ellsha, b. Mch. 6, 1741-2, bap. Apl. 18, in Groton. 

B Richard, b. June 26, 1745, bap. Aug. 4, in Groton. 

C Deborah, b. May 15, 1749, bap. May 9, 1748(?), in Groton. 

D Rachel, bap. Feb. 23, 1752, in Groton. 
156 Elijah, b. Feb. 3, 1756. 

E Mart, b. Oct. 29, 1759, d. about 1831. She m. William, son of 
Abijah and Mary Hewitt, b. June 3, 1749. They removed from 
Conn., in company with her brother, Elijah Starr; settled in 
Genoa, N. Y., where they died. 


Nancy, Renette, Robert, Starr, George, Elijah. 

1 £>e 

ELIJAH STARR, son of Richard 155, Jonathan 55, Samuel 
19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort I, b. Feb. 3, 1756, in Groton. Tradi- 
16 ( 111 ) 


tion says lie lived in Stonington, Ct., and from there started for 
the Genesee country, N. Y., with his wife's brother, ¥m. Hewitt, 
and their families, in sleighs; arriving at Yates Co., N. Y., the 
snow disappeared, and they stopped for several months with the 
religious community established there by Jemima Wilkinson and 
her followers. (She was a Shaker fanatic; founded a sect in 
Yates Co. about 1789.) Afterward went on to Geneseo, where 
they remained for some time. He was a carpenter by trade; leav- 
ing his family with her brother in G., went in pursuit of work to 
Detroit, Mich., where he fell from a scaffolding, receiving injuries 
from which he d. 1796-1798. 

He m. REBECCA, dau. of Abijah and Mary HEWITT, b. 
June 21, 1758; after her husband's death, she went to Genoa, 
thence to Newfield, N. Y., where she d. May, 1841. 


A Elizabeth, d. at Moscow, N. Y. She m. Horatio Jones, of Gene- 
seo, N. Y., who d. in 1836, se. 72, and 9 months. "In 1779, at 
the age of 16, he enlisted as a volunteer in a force against the 
Indians; was taken prisoner by the ' Senecas,' on a branch of the 
Juniata river, carried to the Genesee valley, went through the 
ceremony of running the gauntlet, was adopted into an Indian 
family, and for rive years remained captive. After the treaty of 
1784 he was appointed interpreter for the ' Six Nations ' by Gen. 
Washington, which position he held for more than 40 j^ears." 
They had 12 children -Charles. —Hester, b. July 8, 1809; d. March 
6, 1862; m. Judge Robert Flint; res. Fond du Lac, Wis. — Mary 
Ann, and others. 

157 Mary, b. April 1, 1782. 

160 Thomas, b. 1783. 

158 Nancy, b. . 

161 William, b. - — -. 

159 Sarah, b. July 18, 1784. 

163 Richard, b. May 8, 1794. 

B Stephen — was a sailor. On one voyage the ship was taken by pirates, 
the crew bound and left helpless on board ; were rescued after 
days of intense suffering. He d. , unm'd, in the West Indies. 

MARY STARR, dau. of Elijah 156, b. April 1, 1782. She m. (1st) 
AMOS, son of Henry HEWITT, b. Nov. 14, 1776, in New London, Ct., 
who d. Dec. 20, 1812, in Genoa, N. Y. After the death of her husband 
she lived in Buffalo, N. Y., and when it was burned by the British 
and Indians, in 1814, she fled for her life, with a child in her arms, on 
foot, for thirty miles, partly in the night time, resting on the way at a 


GROTON FAMILY— 158, 159. 

lonely cabin, in and around which were its late occupants, lying scalped 
and murdered. She at length reached a place of safety, and lived many 
years thereafter to tell the thrilling story of that dreadful experience ; d. 
April 11, 1853. 

She m. (2d) RANSOM HARMON, b. Sept. 8, 1777, in Suffield, Conn. ; 
lived at Buffalo, N. Y. ; removed to Coldwater, Mich. ; d. June 14, 1852. 


Hiram, b. May 29, 1803; lived with his uncle, William Starr; left at the 
age of 21 ; not heard of since. 

Rebecca, d. Aug. 1830, in Sheridan, N. Y. ; m. Ruel Edmonds. 

Lurania, b. Nov. 4, 1806; d. unm'd Sept. 2, 1852, at Quincy, Mich. 

Teresa, b. Aug. 5, 1808; m. March 19, 1829, William Parker Arnold, a dis- 
tinguished citizen of Quincy, Mich ; 9 children — 4 living. 

Nancy, b. May 19, 1810; d. 1833; m. 1831, Geo. Bugby, of Royalton, 
N. Y. 

Julia Ann, — Jan. 14, 1813; d. June 27, 1840; m. Anselum Arnold, of 
Quincy, Mich. ; 3 children — 1 living. 


Mary Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1815; d. Oct. 17, 1823. 

Louisa, b. May 10, 1817; m. Dr. Wm. Henry Hanchett, who d. Jan. 11, 

1875, at Eugene City, Oregon; no children. 
Ransom Starr, b. Nov. 11, 1819; is a farmer in Coldwater, Mich; m. Aug. 

22, 1841, Ethelinda Henrietta Adams; 6 children — 4 living. 
William, b. Aug. 9, 1821 ; d. May 9, 1823. 
Stephen, b. May 20, 1826; went to Cal. in 1849; m. and settled in Nevada. 


NANCY STARR, dau. of Elijah 156, d. Jan. 13, 1857, a3. 75. She m. 
Dr. EBENEZER, son of Richard and Experience {Leeds) HEWITT, 
of Groton, Ct. ; graduated at the Medical Institute at Castleton, Vt. ; set- 
tled at Genoa, N. Y. , in the practice of medicine ; a member of the N. Y. 
Legislature from Cayuga Co., sessions of 1811-1813; d. July 2, 1826, ae. 48. 


Mary Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1813; d. July 31, 1868, unm'd. 

Harriet, b. April 9, 1815 ; unm'd. 

Eveline, b. Aug. 5, 1817; d. Sept. 1, 1839, unm'd. 

Volney, b. Aug. 15, 1818; d. June 6, 1869; a farmer and lumber dealer in 

Genoa; m. March 15,. 1865, Alice Boughton; 1 child. 
Julia Minerva, b. May 15, 1820 ; d. Sept. 15, 1846, unm'd. 
Stephen Starr, b. June 9, 1822; a grad. of Buffalo University; settled at 

Genoa; member of N. Y. Legislature, 1870-71; physician; m. 

June 6, 1849, Urania Avery; 1 child. 

1 59, 

SARAH STARR, dau. of Elijah 156, b. July 18, 1784; d. March 11, 

1852. She m. Jan. 3, 1803, DAVID CUTTER, of Brookfield, Mass., b. 

July 26, 1783; farmer; supervisor; lived in Genoa, Enfield, and Newfield, 

N. Y., where he d. July 31, 1863. 




Nirum, b. Nov. 7, 1804; d. Nov. 14, 1859; m. (1st) Rebecca Moss Dennis. 

She d. Jan. 4, 1840; m. (2d) July 25, 1841, Susan Van Buskirk. 

She d. June 19, 1860; 9 children— 8 living. 
Harriet, b. April 28, 1806; d. May 2, 1807. 
Elijah Starr, b. Jan. 28, 1808; d. April 11, 1809. 
Emily, b. Jan. 10, 1810; m. Sept. 23, 1830, Charles Eliakim Taylor, 

originally from Danbury, Ct., now P. M. at Halsey Valley, 

N. Y. ; 4 children. 
Harriet, b. May 21, 1812; m. May 20, 1834, Moses Dennis, a farmer at 

Halsey Valley, N. Y. ; no children living. 
Maryette, b. March 25, 1816; m. July 4, 1847, Frederick Vincent Smith, 

living at Coldwater, Mich. ; no children. 
David, b. May 4, 1817; d. Sept. 7, 1859, at Allen, Mich. ; farmer; m. June 

15, 1842, Lydia Meachem Gillett ; 3 children. 
Stephen Starr, b. June 9, 1819; is a physician in Coldwater, Mich. ; a dis- 
tinguished man, actively engaged in the educational interests of 

the State, highly honored and respected ; m. (1st) Feb. 15,1848, 

Adaline Asenath Estabrook, b. in East Haddam, Ct. She d. Oct. 

4, 1855. He m. (2d) Nov. 10, 1858, Georgiana Lucas, b. at New 

Haven, Ct. ; 4 children — 2 living. 
Lafayette, b. July 23, 1825; a farmer in Newfleld, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 17, 

1851, Elizabeth Bassett Thatcher; 3 children — one living. 

1 <SO. 

THOMAS STARR, son of Elijah 156, lived in De Ruyter, Madi- 
son Co., N. Y., where the four older children were born. In 1818 
he purchased land in the village of Fayette ville, town of Manlius, 
Onondaga Co., and settled there; carried on the tanning business 
with John Mc Vicar, under the firm of Starr & Mc Vicar. He was 
a successful, public-spirited, and enterprising man; d. May 25, 
1831, se. 48; buried in the cemetery at F. 

He m. Mrs. SUSANNA LEGGETT. Her maiden name was 
Smith, of New Bedford, Mass. She d. July 22, 1855, ge. 75. 


A Henry, b. Dec. 11, 1808, in De Ruyter. He kept a hotel for awhile 
in Cortlandville, N. Y. ; d. March 3, 1843, at F., where hem. 
Jan. 30, 1833, Hannah Goodrich. She d. Oct. 5, 1842, ae. 30. 
Children : 
+ Maria Hannah Starr, b. Aug. 12, 1836; d. Oct. 16, 1849. 
+ Thomas Starr, b. March 19, 1841 ; d. Aug. — , young. 
+ Emily Starr, b. July 14, 1842; d. Feb. 22, 1843. In the 
cemetery at Fayetteville sleep the family — father, mother, and 
three children, side by side. 
B Maria, b. June 5, 1811 ; d. March 10, 1828. 


GROTON FAMILY— 161, 162. 

C Elsie, b. Sept. 18, 1813, at D. R, d. Apl. 26, 1844. She m. Oct. 17, 
1834, Lorenzo Sherwood, a prominent lawyer at Hamilton, and a 
member of N. Y. Legislature. After her death he m. again, and 
settled at Galveston, Tex. His strong anti-slavery "sentiments 
brought him North at the breaking out of the war; lived in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., where he d. May 12, 1869, se. 59; no children 
by wife Elsie. 

D John, b. Aug. 4, 1815, at De Ruyter; m. Jan. 4, 1838, Catharine Nye; 
were divorced. He left Fayetteville many years ago and went to 

E Elijah Francis, b. Sept. 8, 1818, in Fayetteville, where he continued 
to reside; was a R. R. contractor; d. Feb. 8, 1858, and buried at 
Wilmington, Del. He m. Jan. 4, 1844, Anna, dau. of Roland 
and Lois (Pratt) Grossman, b. Jan. 27, 1821, in Mexico, N. Y. 


F Elsie Sherwood, b. Dec. 21, 1844, d. Apl. 16, 1867. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Elijah 156, Richard 155, Jonathan 
55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 8, 1788, in Gen- 
eseo, N. Y. ; soon after his marriage settled in Newfield, Tompkins 
Co., N. Y. ; tanner, currier, farmer; d. Mch. 16, 1827. 

He m. Oct. 28, 1812, SARAH, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Pat- 
rick) WILLIAMS, b. Dec. 10, 1788, near Ft. Edward, N. Y.; d. 
Aug. 7, 1866. 


A Mary Ann, b. March 19, 1814, d. June 19, 1835, m. Mch. 13, 1834, 
Gawin Anderson, son of Col. James and Elizabeth (Anderson) 
Todd, b. Mch. 13, 1811 ; a farmer and drover at Newfield. A son, 
William Starr Todd, b. May 2, 1835, d. Feb. 2, 1863, m. Feb. 16, 
1859, Elvira Curry; res. N. ; no children. 

B Frances Adaline, b. Jan. 14, 1820, d. Jan. 17, 1853, m. June 29, 
1843, William A., son of William and Eleanor (Ammerman) Cox, 
b. Oct. 27, 1816, in N. ; a carriage-maker and farmer. A daughter, 
Frances Augusta Cox, b. June 17, 1845. 
162. Charles Morgan, b. Aug. 8, 1825. 

1 O^ 

CHARLES MORGAN STARR, son of William 161, b. Aug. 

8, 1825, at Newfield, N. Y., which has continued to be his home; 

teacher, farmer, agent, etc. ; was appointed superintendent of the 

schools, and has filled various offices in the town. Since 1868 has 

spent much of his time in travel in the States east of the Rocky 

Mts.; since his marriage has traveled extensively on the Pacific 




He m. Nov. 23, 1876, LOUISE, dau. of Merrick and Katha- 
rine {Knowlton) CUMMINGS, b. Mch. 8, 1848, at Granby, Quebec, 


RICHARD STARR, son of Elijah 156, Richard 155, Jonathan 
55, Samuel 19, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 8, 1794, in Gen- 
eseo; in early life went to Newfield, N. Y. ; in 1844 removed to 
Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Mich. ; a tanner and currier; in later life 
a farmer, dealing in stock; cl. Mch. 28, 1874. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 7, 1820, NANCY, dau. of James Grinnell 

and Nancy (Westlake) SEELYE, of Bradford Co., Pa., b. Aug. 

28, 1797, d. Apl. 29, 1846; m. (2d) July 22, 1847, NANCY, dau. 

of Simon and Clarissa (Simons) DRAKE, b. Sept. 15, 1824, in 

Lester, N. Y. 

CHILDREN by first wife. 

164 Albert, b. Nov. 4, 1821. 

A Volney, b. Aug. 19, 1823. Having a natural taste for reading and 
study, he acquired an excellent education, and devoted his short 
life to teaching; d. of cholera, June 12, 1850, at St. Louis; unm'd. 

B Morris Seel ye, b. June 10, 1825; farmer; d. of cholera, July 3, 
1854, at Evansport, O. ; unm'd. 

C Rollin Thomas, b. Mch. 21, 1827; farmer on the homestead ; unm'd. 


+ Isabella, b. Sept. 12, 1850, d. July 24, 1858. 
D Richard, b. June 16, 1862. 

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ALBERT STARR, son of Richard 163, b. Nov. 4, 1821, in 
Lawrenceville, Pa.; a farmer; went to Mich., thence to Licking, 
Texas Co., Mo.., and is now an influential citizen of the town, and 
prominent in all public affairs. 

He m. in Wheatland, Mich., July 3, 1849, MARY, dau. of 
Hiram and Nancy (Griswold) HATFIELD, b. Nov. 3, 1827, near 
Elmira, N. Y. 


+ Yolney, b. Mch. 23, 1850, d. Apl. 3, 1853. 

+ Albert, b. June 1, 1852, d. Mch. 10, 1853. 

A Morris Seelye, b. Oct. 20, 1854. 

B Jonas Hatfield, b. Sept. 15, 1856. 

C Frank, b. Mch. 11, 1858. 

D Rollin Thomas, b. June 14, 1860. 

E Fremont, b. Feb. 9, 1863. 





COMFORT STARR, son of Dr. Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, the 
founder of this Branch of the Starr family, was b. in 1644, in 
Scituate, Mass. ; m. in Boston, MAR AH,* dau. of Joseph and Bar- 
bara WELD, who was bap. Aug. 2, 1646, at Roxbury; admitted 
to the First church in Boston 5 d., 1 mo., 1671, and two weeks 
after, on the 19th, her son Comfort, and on the 31 d., 10 mo., 
of the same year her dau. Mary were bap. They soon after 
went to New London, Ct., where his brother Samuel was living, 
intending to settle there, but did not long remain, as it appears, for 
"Mch., 1674-5. One percell of land was recorded to him and to 
his heires forever in Middletown, county of Hartford in the Col- 
lony of Conictecutt." This original homestead of the family in 
Mid. was on the south corner of what is now High and Cross sts., 
and remained in the possession of his descendants until 1810. 
His name frequently appears on the records of the town; was 
elected to several local offices, and in 1679 was one of the 64 sub- 
scribers to purchase a a belle to be hanged up in the meeting 

From the records of the First church in Middletown: 

" 29. 1. 1674, Hannah, dau. of Comfort Starr, received ye initia- 
tory seal of ye covenant by virtue of the communion of churches, 
ye mother being a member in full communion of ye First church 
of Christ in Boston." 

" 25. 6. 1678, Mara Starr from ye First church of Xt. at Boston 
(recommended to ye church at New London w h not setiing Joined 
not) was received to full communion with this ch." 

He d. Oct. 18, 1693, without a will. The inventory of his 
estate, containing the ages of his children at that time, is on the 
Probate records at Hartford. 

* The apostle Eliot says : ' ' The cause of the bitter name Marah is, that 
the father, Joseph Weld, is now in great affliction by a sore on his tongue." 
He died shortly after her birth, of a cancer. 




169 Comfort, bap. 19 day, 1 mo. , 1671, in Boston. 

166 Mary, bap. 31 day, 10 mo., 1671, in Boston. 

167 Hannah, b. Mch. 24, 1673-4, bap. 29 day, 1 mo. , 1674, in Mid. 
197 Joseph, b. Sept. 23, 1676. 

353 Benjamin, b. Apl. 15, bap. 20, 1679. 

168 Rachel, b. Dec. 23, bap. 25, 1681. 

A Thomas, b. and bap. Sept. 7, 1684. Did he die young? Is he the 

ancestor of the Northampton family? See Appendix B. 
+ Daniel, b. June 16, bap. July 7, 1689, d. Mch. 10, 1693-4. 


MARY STARR, dau. of Comfort 165, bap. Dec. 31, 1671, d. Oct. 8, 
1747. She m. Jan., 1693, JOSEPH, son of Thomas and Mary {Hubbard) 
RANNEY, b. Sept. 16, 1663; res. Middletown; d. Mch. 2, 1745. 


Mary, b. De.c. 14, 1694, m. Shepard.— Elizabeth, b. Jan. 11, 1697, 

d. Jan. 9, 1723-4.— Joseph, b. Apl. 11, 1699.— Abigail, b. Nov. 16, 1702, 
m. Stocking. — Sibbel, b. Mch. 10, 1704, m. Porter, or Potter. — Dan- 
iel, b. July 13, 1707.— Jonathan, b. Aug. 26, 1709, m. Apl. 27, 1738, Ann 

Parmelee; settled in Guilford, Ct. — Rachel, b. Dec. 25, 1711, m. 


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HANNAH STARR, dau. of Comfort 165, b. March 24, 1673-4; d. Sept. 
28, 1753. She m. Jan. 10, 1693, JOHN, son of David and Elizabeth 
{Kirby) SAGE, b. March 1667-8; lived in upper Middletown, now Crom- 
well, where he d. Jan. 22, 1750-51. The following inscription is on the 
monument in the old burial ground in C. : " Here lies interred ye body of 
Mr. John Sage, who departed this life Jan. ye 22d, A. D. 1750-1, in ye 
83d year of his age. He left a virtuous and sorrowful widow, with whom 
he had lived 57 years, and had 15 children; 12 of them married, and 
increased ye family, by repeated marriages, to the number of 29, of 
whom there are now 15 alive. He had 120 grandchildren, 105 of them 
now living, 40 great-grandchildren ; 37 of them are living, which makes 
the numerous offspring 189." 

"Here lies interred ye body of Mrs. Hannah Sage, once ye virtuous con- 
sort of Mr. John Sage, who both are covered with this stone, and there 
has been added to ye numerous offspring mentioned above, forty-four by 
births and marriages, which makes ye whole 233. She fell asleep Sept. 
ye 28th, 1753, in the 80th year of her age." 


Hannah, b. Dec. 21, 1694; m. Lewis.— John, b. April 28, 1696.— 

Mary and Elizabeth, b. April 9, 1699; E. d. young; M. m. May 28, 1724, 

Chas. Bulkley, of Wethersfield.— Elizabeth, b. March 9, 1701; m. 

Hurlbut. — David and Benoni, b. April 1, 1703. — Jemima, b. Feb. 16, 



1704.— Nathaniel, b. April 6, 1707.— Ebenezer, b. April 6, 1709.— Com- 
fort, b. March 31, 1711; d. April 26, 1731.— Prudence, b. June 9, 1713.— 
Thankful, b. Feb. 9, 1716-17.— Gideon, b. July 9, 1718. 


RACHEL STARR, dau. of Comfort 165, b. Dec. 23, 1681 ; d. Sept. 30, 
1755. She m. May 28, 1701, THOMAS, son of John and Hannah {Stone) 
NORTON, a miller, of Guilford, Ct. ; d. Sept. 21, 1740. They lived in 
the eastern part of the town, that still bears the name of Nortontown; 
both members of Cong, church. 


Rachel, b. July 12, 1702; d. March 31, 1750. She m. Aug. 29, 1723, Col. 
Timothy Stone, of G., who d. Sept. 9, 1765, se. 70; 8 children. 

Thomas, b. Oct. 5, 1704; d. Sept. 8, 1768, in G. ; his wife Bethiah d. Sept. 
28, 1776, a3. 72; several children. 

Daniel, b. Jan. 17, 1706-7; d. Dec. 4, 1789, in G. ; m. Sarah (Stone?); 9 

Reuben, b. April 6, 1711; had a mill on Neck river, at Nortontown, G. ; 
d. Nov. 28, 1796; he m. Sept. 7, 1738, Hannah Hooker of Hart- 
ford, who d. May 9, 1797; 12 children. 

Leah, b. April 3, 1715; d. Jan. 17, 1783. She in. (Daniel?) Stone; chil- 
dren . 

Eber, b. Nov. 8, 1718; d. Sept. 6, 1794; m. . 

Timothy, b. Feb. 3, 1720-1; lived in G. ; d. Oct. 1, 1793. He m. Jan. 1, 
1748, Elizabeth Ward, who d. Sept. 9, 1787, 33. 65; 3 children. 

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COMFORT STARR, son of Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 
fort 1, b. Nov. 15, 1666, in Boston; bap. 19 day, 1 mo., 1671, in First 
church as " son of sister Mary Starr," who was admitted to the church 
5 day, 1 mo., 1671, just two weeks before. The family removed 
to Middletown, Ct. He learned the tailor's trade, and, probably 
soon after, went to Guilford, New Haven Co., Conn., bought a 
p]ace on the west side of (now) Sta.te st., the south line being two 
rods north of (now) York st. The house (see frontispiece) to 
whicli he added a lean-to, now standing, in good repair, one of the 
oldest in the town, is a quaint old structure of large rooms, low 
ceiling, huge beams, big fireplaces, immense stone chimney, and in 
the garret can be seen the short, rived, oak clapboards of those 
early days. In the front yard are two fine black walnut trees. 
17 ( 119 ) 


The nuts from which they grew were picked up by Hannah Starr 
[194 D] under the tree now standing in front of the residence of the 
late H. W". Chittenden, Esq., on the Green, and were by her planted 
on the day that the news of the treaty of peace, after the war of 
1812, was received in Guilford, and while the bell was ringing in 
honor of that event. The south chamber was his tailor's shop. 
That he was industrious is evident, for the floor is worn through 
by his feet as he stood at the cutting-board. The homestead 
remained in the possession of the family until 1874, a period of 180 
years, when, on the decease of his great granddaughter, a maiden of 
83, it passed into other hands. The following is a copy of the 
quaint deed of purchase, under which the family held the prop- 
erty, " without let or hindrance" : "To all christian people, To 
whom these presents shall come. Know ye that John Collins sen r 
of gilford in Co of Newhaven & Collony of Connecticot in new 
en gland, cordwainer send greeting, now know yoo that the sd John 
Collins for divers good causes & considerations him thereunto 
mouving but more especially for & in consideration of the full & 
just sum of forty pounds currant mony of Newengland already 
in hand Resevd of Comfort Starr of gilford aforsd Tayler in full 
satisfaction for which the sd John Collins hath & by these 
presents doth giue, grant bargoun, sell, alien, infeoff confirm & 
make over & by these presents, doth giue, grant, bargon, sell, alion 
infeoff, confirm, & make over fully, frely and absolutely unto the 
above sd Comfort Starr, his heyrs, asighns, & adminestrators for- 
ever, all that his home lot of Land, situate, Lying, & being in 
crooked lane in gilford, aforsd, together wth all buildings fenses 

& apurtenanses upon sd land contayning 

by estimation three acres beit more or Less as it there Lyeth, 
bounded easterly by a lane called crooked Lane, northerly partly 
by the land of William Stone & partly by the land of John gutrig, 
westerly by the Land of Ephraim Dorrum & southerly part by the 
land of Thomas Cook & part by the land of Nathaniell Chitenden, 
deceased, this to have and to hold all the fore-mentioned piese, or 
parsell of Land hereby granted, bargoned, & sold unto the sd Com- 
fort Starr his heyrs & assighns & administrators from hence-forth 
and forever together with all & singular Rights, proudleges, 
advantages benefits & apurtenanse what-soever there-unto belong- 
ing or in any wayes appertaining wth out any manner of Let, sute, 
hindrance, molestation, disturbance, deniall, dialling, claime, or 



demand whatso-ever, of or by the sd John Collins, his heyrs asighns, 
or administrators, or of, or by any other person, or persons, Law- 
fully claiming, by, or under him, them, or any of them, by force at 
law, color, or means of an originell deed of gift, intailment, mor- 
gage, jointure,/ dowry, or other reasons what-so-ever, to the fulfill- 
ing of the promises above mentioned in all the particulars & parts 
thereof, the above sd John Collins doth bind himself his heyrs & 
assighns & administrators: in witness where-of the sd John Collins 
hath set to his hand & seal this fourth day of May in the year of 
our Lord one thousand, six hundred ninety & four always pro- 
vided & it is to be understood that the sd Comfort Starr may enter 
upon the Land, buildings apurtenances above mentioned the 29' 
of Sept in the year 1694 & not till then " 

(signed) John Collins. 

The name of Comfort Starr frequently appears on the records of 
Guilford as a prominent man in the town, — in 1699 surveyor, for 
7 years lister, 4 years constable, 2 grand juror, some time collector 
of the minister's and town rate; 1699 signed a petition for laying 
out Durham town; 1716 on a committee to drain the meadows; in 
1723 to sell undivided lands, etc.; 1716 his tax-list was £102 2 Qd 
— his trade was put in at £5. His business, however, must have 
been profitable, for he became a large landholder, and left a hand- 
some property. An ornamented chest with the inlaid initials of 

himself and wife — C E — is in the possession of the compiler of 

this work. His will, dated July 30, 1741, says, u being sick and 
weak in body"; d. May 1, 1743; was laid in the ancient burial 
place on the Green, between the foundation of the soldiers' monu- 
ment and the west fence. The sacred spot cannot be identified, 
for some 50 years ago the sacrilegious hand of improvement, so- 
called, was laid upon this " God's Acre," the stones were removed, 
the graves leveled; but their descendants can never forget, as 
they walk over the smooth turf of the beautiful Guilford Green, 
that beneath their feet their ancestors, " the rude forefathers of the 
hamlet, sleep." 

His wife ELIZABETH, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Shipman) 
HOPSON, b. June 22, 1674; a member of the First church; d. 
Jan. 27, 1752. 


170 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 26, 1695. 

171 Hannah, b. May 20, 1697. 


MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 170, 171, 172. 

172 Abigail, b. March 20, 1700. 

174 Jonathan, b. Feb. 16, 1702. 

A Submit, b. 1705; d. Oct. 23, 1791, unm'd. 

173 Amy, b. 1706. 

B Comfort, d. May 26, 1727, ae. 20. His grave-stone, removed from 
the Green, is in the East Cemetery. 

175 Jehosaphat, b. 1709. 


ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Comfort 169, b. Nov. 26, 1695; d. 
March 26, 1765. She m. May 1, 1718, EBENEZER, son of Judge Abra- 
ham and Elizabeth {Bartlett) FOWLER. He lived in G. ; is called ser- 
geant and ensign; prominent in town affairs; selectman from 1728 to 1746; 
held various other town offices; d. Nov. 28, 1768, se. 88. 


Ebenezer, b. Jan. 11, 1719; d. Feb. 19, 1800.— Town Bee. ; (March 4, grave- 
stone). He m. Oct. 19, 1743, Desire, dau. of Bezaleel and Desire 
Bristol, b. Feb. 6, 1719; d. Oct. 13, 1800; lived in North Guilford; 
11 children. 

Nathaniel, b. March 21, 1721; d. Nov. 12, 1764. He m. Nov. 2, 1757, 
Lucy, dau. of Joseph and Lucy {Spencer) Cruttenden, b. March 
12, 1733; d. March 5, 1807; lived in Boston St., G. ; 4 children. 

Huldah, b. March 6, 1723; d. Nov. 17, 1820. She m. Jan. 13, 1762 (3d 
wife), Samuel, son of John and Sarah {Clay) Chittenden, b. Aug. 
16, 1704; d. July 10, 1783; no children. 

Caleb, b. Feb. 8; 1726; d. March 17, 1726. 

Caleb, b. June 21, 1727; d. Sept. 22, 1753. His wid., Lucy, d. Oct. 16, 
1807, £e. 78. 

Elizabeth, b. March 26, 1732; d. Dec. 22, 1810, unm'd. 

Lucy, b. Feb. 19, 1735; d. Sept, 5, 1800; m. Oct. 31, 1759, Joseph Weld, 
who cl. April 28, 1806, vs. 78; 8 children. 

William, b. Aug. 6, 1738; d. Dec. 7, 1739. 


HANNAH STARR, dau. of Comfort 169, b. May 20, 1697; d. May 16, 
1757. She m. Nov. 3, 1735 (2d wife), Ens. NATHANIEL, son of John 
and Martha {French) DUDLEY, b. Feb. 10, 1679-80; farmer; res. East 
Guilford, now Madison; d. Jan. 18, 1766. 


Nathaniel Dudley, b. June 23, 1737; d. July 26, 1782; res. E. G. ; m. Feb. 
12, 1761, Abigail, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary {Johnson) Chitten- 
den, b. Sept. 4, 1734; 6 children. 

. i >m 

ABIGAIL STARR, dau. of Comfort 169, b. March 20, 1700; d. Aug. 
6, 1752. She m. (2d wife) Dea. JOHN, son of Lieut. John and Eliza- 



beth (Foote) GRAVE, b. Feb. 1, 1689-90; a farmer; res. East Guilford. 
His homestead, a few rods east of the " Green," in Madison, is still occu- 
pied by his descendants ; the house, one of the oldest in the town, contains 
a paneled room over 20 feet square. He d. July 17, 1763. 


Simeon, b. Nov. 12, 1729; d. Jan. 2, 1801; m. June 6, 1750, Naomi Dud- 
ley. She d. Aug. 27, 1754, in her 35th year. His (2d) wife d. 
Oct. 30, 1788, as. 50; 3 children; res. E. G. 

Elias, b. April 10, 1733; d. May 31, 1802; m. Feb. 23, 1763, Mabel Mur- 
ray. She d. May 10, 1779, in her 36th year; m. (2d) March 29, 
1780, Mary Hubbard, of Southold, L. I. She d. June 21, 1826, 
se. 75 ; 5 children ; res. E. G. 

Timothy, b. Dec. 3, 1740; m. May 26, 1785, Mabel, dau. of Simeon and 
Sarah (Scranton) Hunger, b. Dec. 17, 1762; d. Nov. 19, 1833; 
res. E. G. ; 3 children. 

AMY STARR, dau. of Comfort 169, d. Aug. 21, 1756, a?. 50. She m. 
Oct. 9, 1734, JOHN, son of John and Hannah (Pratt) DAVIS, b. Aug. 
2, 1712 ; res. G. ; both members of the Cong, church. After her d. he m. 
again, and d. May 29, 1776; was called Capt. 


Prudence, b. Aug. 3, 1735; d. Aug. 5, 1735. 

John, d. July 5, 1737. 

Hannah, b. May 17, 1738; m. Dec. 13, 1764, David Hall, of Durham. 

Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1740; d. Sept. 5, 1772; m. March 8, 1764, Ebenezer, son 

of John and Deborah (Bartlett) Hopson, b. Feb. 18, 1734; d. Aug. 

8, 1808; 3 children. 

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JONATHAN STARR, son of Comfort 169, b. Feb. 16, 1702, 
in G. ; a tailor by trade. Jan. 19, 1731-2, his father gave him one 
and one-quarter acres of land on Crooked Lane, opposite the home- 
stead, on which he built the fine, large, square, high, hip-roofed 
house now standing on State st. Jan. 9, 1732-3, he deeded it 
to his father; July 25, 1734, bought land in Brimfield, Mass., 
which he sells May 14, 1735, calling himself of Cambridge, Mass; 
Oct. 11, 1753, while a resident of Stonington, Ct., executes a deed 
to his father of land in G. The diary of Joshua Hempstead, of 
New London, reads, " July 2, 1754, Jona 1 . Starr, of Guilford, is. 
come to make me a coat and jacket." He d. Sept. 4, 1765, at 
North Guilford. 

He m. ABIGAIL, dau. of Matthew Cadwell, of E. G., now 
Madison; b. April 28, 1698; d. Feb. 6, 1746. 




A Abigail, b. 1728; d. Oct. 10, 1751, in East G. 

B Comfort, b. 1731; d. Aug. 25, 1751, in North G. 

+ Timothy, d. Sept. 26, 1752, in his 12th year. 

C Lucy, tradition says, was a beautiful woman — the record, that she 

had four husbands. She m. (1st) Simeon, son of Jonathan and 

Abigail (Munger) Dudley, of E. G., b. Feb. 6, 1726; d. Aug. 9, 

1752, at sea. Dudley children. 

Lucy, b. Feb. 1, 1745 or 8; m. David Hoyt; rem'dto Vt. — Simeon, 

b. Sept. 1, 1750; cl. March 17, 1736; m. Lydia Munger; res. E. G. 

—Abigail, b. Dec. 30, 1752; d. Oct. 28, 1846; m. Aug. 16, 1772, 

Jared Willard ; res. E. G. 
She m. (2d) Nathan, son of Recompense and Phebe (Goodale) 

Meigs, b. Nov. 5, 1732, who d. 1769-70, leaving one son. 

Nathan Meigs, b. Feb. 1, 1758; drowned in Ct. river, May 7, 

1810; m. Mary Parmelee, who d. Dec. 12, 1843, ae. 84, in G. ; 4 

She m. (3d) Thomas, son of Thomas and Watchful Be van (Bev- 


Timothy, b. Nov. 25, 1760.— Henry, b. June 2, 1763.— Lyman, b. 
Jan. 8, 1766.— Thomas, b. Aug. 28, 1768.— Lois, b. Nov. 13, 
She m. (4th) Mr. Wilcox, and d. his widow Dec. 28, 1816, at East 


JEHOSAPHAT STARR, son of Comfort 169, b. 1709, in 
Guilford. His father deeded him the homestead, reserving to him- 
self and wife the use for life; sometime surveyor, grand juror, 
lister, tythingman, etc; farmer; d. Sept. 9, 1769, in his 60th year. 

He m. Nov. 21, 1734, ELIZABETH, dau. of Rev. Thomas and 
Sarah (Fish) RUGGLES, of G. ; d. Sept. 18, 1769, a>. 63. 


A Elizabeth, b. 1735; d. Nov. 7, 1797, unm'd. 

177 William, b. June 9, 1740. 

176 Sarah, b. Oct. 1, 1742. 

194 John, b. May 20, 1749. 

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SARAH STARR, dau. of Jehosaphat 175, b. Oct. 1, 1742; d. July 12, 
1821; m. Dec. 12, 1770, Dr. ISAAC CHALKER, b. June 1, 1736, in Say- 
brook; a beloved physician in Guilford; d. Aug. 24, 1803. 


Charles, b, Jan. 17, 1772; d. Aug. 2, 1828; m. Sept, 2, 1804, Sarah John- 
son, b. July 20, 1777; d. July 12, 1821. 



Sarah, b. Jan. 6, 1775; d. May 9, 1822; m. Nov. 15, 1797, Samuel Burgis, 

who d. April 18, 1854; res. G. 
Elizabeth, b. May 17, 1777; d. Dec. 25, 1852; m. March 17, 1803', Agur 

Wildman, b. April 22, 1779; d. Feb. 9, 1861. 
Randolph Washington, b. March 1, 1780; d. June 21, 1821. 
William, b. Dec. 10, 1781, d. Aug. 21, 1783. 
Anna, b. Oct. 6, 1783, d. Mch. 1, 1818. 
William, b. Mch. 3, 1786. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Jehosaphat 175, Comfort 169, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 9, 1740, at the 
old homestead, Guilford; May 24, 1794, he bought the house a 
few rods north, now occupied by his grandson, pleasantly situated 
on the north corner of State and North sts., G. Its former occu- 
pant, Capt. Lee, was an officer during the Revolution to guard the 
coast against the contraband trade with the British on Long 
Island. Having seized a boat-load of goods, stored them in his 
west bedroom; one night the smugglers attempted to break in and 
recover them; the Capt. fired at the intruders; the ball lodged in 
one of the timbers in the kitchen, was visible long after the house 
came in possession of the Starrs, and only disappeared when altera- 
tions were made. 

Squire Starr, as he was always called, was a farmer; highly 
respected, honored, and prominent in all town matters, as select- 
man, treasurer, grand juror, lister, surveyor, on several important 
committees, and in the war of the Revolution exerted a wide 
influence as a patriot, and active in all matters pertaining to the 
soldiers. He was lame from rheumatism, and is still remembered 
as an exceedingly affable, intelligent, and entertaining old gentle- 
man; d. Nov. 30, 1816. 

He m. Apl., 1767, HANNAH, dau. of Thomas and Hannah 
(Dodd) BURGIS, of G., b. Dec. 5, 1739, d. Oct. 22, 1816; buried 
on the " Green"; stones removed to East Cem. 


+ Hannah, b. Dec. 9, 1767, d. Sept. 11, 1769. 

179 William, b. Jan. 22, 1770. 

178 Sarah, b. Apl. 21, 1773. 

183 Comfort, b. Feb. 7, 1780. 

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SARAH STARR, dau. of William 177, b. Apl. 21, 1773, a dearly be 
loved aunt, around whose precious memory cluster a thousand old familiar 



scenes of my childhood; d. May 10, 1839. She in. Apl. 20, 1829, JOHN, 
son of John and Mary (Burgis) GRISWOLD (his 2d wife), b. Jan. 19, 
1767. They lived on the top of Clapboard Hill, G. ; both members of 
Cong, church. He d. Dec. 11, 1835. An old custom is remembered in 
connection with their marriage. The furniture of the bride was carried 
to her new home on an ox-cart, called the "Bride's Cart"; the wine, etc., 
left from the wedding feast were placed upon it, and as it passed 'along on 
its way, friends came out with their glasses, which were filled and drank to 
the health and prosperity of the happy couple. 


Dea. WILLIAM STARR, son of William 177, Jehosaphat 175, 
Comfort 169, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 22, 
1770; farmer; built the house on the south corner of State and 
North sts., which passed out of the family on the death of his 
widow; an honored and respected citizen, enjoying the confidence 
of his townsmen, who elected him selectman 4 years, treasurer 3 
years, and to other offices for 7 years. He united in 1806 with the 
Cong, church; Dec. 3, 1813, was elected deacon; an active member 
until his death, Apl. 8, 1830. 

He m. Nov. 14, 1792, MARCIA, dau. of Samuel and Leah 
(Bishop) EVARTS, of East Guilford, b. May 22, 1772, d. Feb. 3, 


180 Catharine, b. Nov. 13, 1794. 

A Harriet, b. Oct. 22, 1796, d. Oct. 3, 1827, unm'd; member of Cong. 

church ; the first Starr buried in the East Cem. 
B Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1801, d. Apl. 24, 1834, unm'd. 

181 William, b. Apl. 9, 1803. 

4- George, b. Aug. 19, 1805, d. Oct. 24, 1805. 

182 George, b. Mch. 26, 1810. 

1 SO — 

CATHARINE STARR, dan. of Dea. William 179, b. Nov. 13, 1794, d. 
Apl. 8, 1860. She m. Dec. 1, 1819 (2d wife), Col. WILLIAM, son of Dea. 
Thomas and Mary (Parmelee) HART, b. May 5, 1788, in G. He and his 
wife were members of the First Cong, church. During its troubles on the 
slavery question, he, a warm anti-slavery man, was one of the leaders in 
the secession that formed the Third church Nov. 23, 1843. He was a 
house builder, and conducted a large farm; built the house, and for many 
years kept the well-known seaside resort at Guilford Pt. ; d. Aug. 18, 1862. 


Lydia Clarissa, b. Dec. 23, 1823, cl. Dec. 22, 1828. 

Catharine Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1826, m. Jan. 30, 1849, David Lyman, b. 
Oct. 19, 1820, in Middlefield, Conn., where be became a promi- 



nent citizen and a wealthy manufacturer ; he was President of 
the Air Line R. R. , and under his management, with his pluck, 
ability, and enthusiasm, that road was completed; d. Jan. 24, 
1871 ; 9 children. 

Richard Edwin, b. Apl. 24, 1828. 

Lydia Griffing, b. Apl. 3, 1832, d. Aug. 27, 18(58. 

Harriet Lavinia, b. July 22, 1837. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Dea. William 179, b. Apl. 9, 1803, 
was owner of the stage route from New Haven to Conn, river for 
many years; res. G.; afterward keeper of the county jail in N. H.; 
in 1844 or 5, removed to Mendon, Adams Co., 111., where he d. 
Aug. 10, 1846. 

He m. Jan. 31, 1827, AMELIA, dau. of Justus Johnson and 
Lucretia (Cruttenden) CHITTENDEN, of G., b. July 4, 1805, d. 
July 14, 1842. He m. again Jan. 1, 1843, LUCY FIELD, wid. 
of John R. Frisbie; she is now the wife of Lucius Kingman, a 
lawyer of Quincy, 111. 


A Harriet Amelia, b. June 24, 1830; unm'd; res. G. 

B William W., b. Feb. 25, 1836, in G. ; a machinist; res. New Haven; 
served his country in the civil war as Capt. of Co. H, 8th Reg't 
O. Vols. ; m. May 8, 1860, Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of Allen and 
Martha {Morgan) Northrop, of Orange, Ct. 


C Nellie Chittenden Starr, b. May 15, 1862. 

D Elizabeth Northrop Starr, b. June 13, 1869. 

+ Willie Hunter Starr, b. June 29, 1872, d. Oct. 2, 1872. 

1 &2 

GEORGE STARR, son of Dea. William 179, b. Mch. 26, 1810, 
in G. ; learned the trade of hatter in New Haven, where he m. 
Mch. 26, 1833, JENNETTE, dau. of Samuel and Julia (Frisbie)' 
BRADLEY, of N. H., b. Aug. 31, 1814, d. Mch. 18, 1862. 

He removed to 111. in 1833, on to a farm in Mendon; his health 
failing, in 1857 went to Galesburg, to merchandising, where he m. 
(2d) Jan. 1, 1863, SARAH A., wid. of Rev. Lycurgus P. Kim- 
ball, and dau. of Wat. and Sally (Malhry) DEXTER, of A., 111., 
formerly of Windsor Locks, Ct. In 1868 removed to Augusta, 
111.; d. Sept. 22, 1876; buried at Mendon; a Christian gentleman. 
No children. 

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Dea. COMFORT STARR, son of William 177, Jehosaphat 175, 
Comfort 169, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 7, 
1780, in the old Starr house; inherited the homestead of his father 
(the Lee House), on the north corner of North and State sts., 
where he had lived from boyhood. He was a successful farmer, a 
man of clear head, sound judgment, strong character, a good heart, 
of the strictest integrity, and of decided opinions, intelligently 
formed by careful reading upon all the theological and political 
questions of the times, and ever ready and able when called upon to 
give the reason of the faith that was in him. The leisure winter 
days of long ago are well remembered, when the more thoughtful 
of his Christian brethren, neighbors, and others called and spent 
hours in pleasant discussion of the favorite themes of Taylorism 
and Tylerism, Gen. Jackson's administration, U. S. Bank, etc., — 
always holding his own positive convictions, yet most liberal and 
kind toward all who differed from him, cheerfully according to 
them what he claimed for himself. He was a peacemaker, ready 
to yield every thing but the right for the sake of peace, and often 
called upon to advise and settle disputes and disagreements in 
families or among neighbors. He had no enemies, — was hon- 
ored and respected by the entire community. His townsmen 
elected him selectman for six years, and to nearly every other office 
in their gift. He, with his wife, united with the Cong, church in 
1821 ; was elected deacon Aug. 30, 1827, and by a devoted Chris- 
tian life and example adorned his office and profession. He d. sud- 
denly Dec. 1, 1862, in Hartford, while on a Thanksgiving visit at 
his son's; was borne to his old home, funeral services in the church 
he loved, and he was laid to rest among his kindred in the East 

" Why weep ye then for him who, having won 

The bound of man's appointed years, at last, — 

Life's blessings all enjoyed, life's labors done, — 

Serenely to his final rest has passed ; 

While the soft memory of his virtues yet 

Lingers like twilight hues when the bright sun is set? " 

He m. Mch. 6, 1808, SALLY, dau. of Dea. Timothy and Sarah 
(Shipman) PRATT, of Saybrook, b. July 27, 1782; "a tender 
mother, and a friend to all; " d. May 29, 1874. 


GUILFORD FAMILY— 184, 185, 186. 


184 Richard William, b. Apl. 30, 1809. 

+ Susan Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1811, d. Oct. 27, 1813. 

188 Henry Burgis, b. July 19, 1816. 
-J- Infant, b. and d. Mch. 6, 1819. 

189 John Shipman, b. July 23, 1820. 
193 Burgis Pratt, b. Nov. 13, 1822. 


Col. RICHARD WILLIAM STARR, son of Dea. Comfort 
183, b. Apl. 30, 1809, at Guilford ; in 1831 went to Erie Co., Pa. ; 
taught school for some two years ; thence to 111. ; bought a farm ; 
returned East on horseback; ra. Apl. 27, 1834, SARAH ROBIN- 
SON, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Robinson) BENTON, of G-., b. 
Oct. 11, 1811, and soon after removed to their new home at Men- 
don, Adams Co., 111. He became one of the prominent and influ- 
ential citizens of the town, which he was appointed to survey and 
lay out. He twice represented the county in the 111. Legislature; 
was Col. in the militia, and d. universally lamented Aug. 11, 1846. 


+ Susan Maria, b. Nov. 7, 1835, d. Sept. 27, 1837. 

185 Sarah Cornelia, b. Nov. 2, 1837. 

186 Caroline Elizabeth, b. Apl. 26, 1840. 

187 Richard Burgis, b. June 25, 1842. 

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SARAH CORNELIA STARR, dau. of Col. Richard William 184, b. 
Nov. 2, 1837; she m. Apl. 20, 1865, (2d wife) WALTER REYNOLDS, son 
of Joseph and Amelia (Reynolds) KINGSBURY, of Andover, Ct., b. 
Dec. 25, 1832; went West in 1856 as a teacher; became a merchant at 
Chicago, now at Sioux Falls, Dakotah ; both members of Cong, church. 


Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1866, d. July 21, 1866. -Walter Starr, b. Nov. 18, 
1869, d. Aug. 6, 1870.— Helen Louise, b. May 1, 1872.— Howard Lyman, 
b. Aug. 11, 1874. 

_ I SO 

CAROLINE ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Col. Richard William 
184, b. Apl. 26, 1840, m. Oct. 16, 1859, MOSES JOSIAH, son of Joel 
and Susannah (Hill) FITCH, b. Aug. 24, 1834, at Bedford, Mass. ; went 
West in 1852; settled 1866 in Chicago; in the wholesale paper business; is 
Dea. of the Leavitt St. Cong, church ; his wife is also a member. 


MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 187, 188, 189. 


Alfred Lyon, b. June 30, 1863.— Jessie Caroline, b. Dec. 30, 1866.— 
Walter Robinson, b. Oct. 26, 1871, d. Apl. 19, 1877. 


RICHARD BURGIS STARR, son of Col. Richard William 
184, Dea. Comfort 183, b. June 25, 1842, m. Nov. 9, 1871, 
ELIZABETH ALTHEA, dau. of Robinson Reese and Belinda 
(Dake) TAYLOR, of Urbana, 111. She was b. Jan. 31, 1848, at 
Dayton, 0. He is a prominent and prosperous farmer in Mendon, 
Adams Co., 111., enjoying the respect and confidence of his towns- 
men, who have elected him to offices of trust; an influential mem- 
ber of Cong, church, and sup. of its S. S. 


A Gilbert Taylor, b. Apl. 9, 1873. 
B Charles Burgis, b. Oct. 24, 1877. 


HENRY BURGIS STARR, son of Dea. Comfort 183, b. July 
19, 1816, m. April 29, 1838, RUTH LEMIRA, dau. of Bela and 
Eliza (Beach) STANNARD, of G., b. Aug. 19, 1817, d. Aug. 19, 
1858. He has always resided in his native town of Guilford; an 
invalid most of his life; for many years teacher, or officially con- 
nected with the public schools of the town ; both members of Cong, 


+ Burgis Shipman, b. Nov. 9, 1839, d. Sept. 8, 1842. 

A George Henry, b. Sept. 22, 1845; was a soldier in the late civil war; 
enlisted Nov. 25, 1861, in the 1st Conn. Battery; having served 
his time, was discharged Oct. 20, 1862. He reenlisted Apl. 4, 
1864, in Co. I, 14th Reg't Ct. Vols., May 31, 1865, he, with 
many others of the regiment, were transferred to 2d Co. Heavy 
Artillery, for further duty South, instead of being discharged, as 
they claimed their right to be, having enlisted for three years or 
to the close of the war. With this feeling of injustice they 
deserted in a body Aug, 12, 1865, since which time nothing has 
been heard of him. 

B Richard William, b. Aug. 15, 1847; farmer in G. ; unm'd. 

. 1 SO 

JOHN SHIPMAN STARR, son of Dea. Comfort 183, b. July 
23, 1820, in the house where he still resides, — the home of his 

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GUILFORD FAMILY— 190, 191, 192. 

father and grandfather in Guilford; retired farmer; m. A pi. 7, 
1842, LYDIA AUSTIN, dau. of Steuben and Martha (Wright) 
LAY, of Westbrook, b. Sept. 6, 1819; both members of Cong, 


190 Edward Comport, b. Jan. 12, 1844. 

191 Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1845. 

192 John Wolcott, b. Men. 9, 1848. 

+ Catie, b. June 30, 1858, d. Sept. 7, 1858. 

1 90 

Rev. EDWARD COMFORT STARR, son of John Shipman 
189, Dea. Comfort 183, b. Jan. 12, 1844, m. Jan. 12, 1878, EMMA 
AMELIA, dau. of Charles Jackson and Martha Delia (Winship) 
SHEW, b. Oct. 23, 1852, at Hartford. He graduated with honor 
at Yale Coll., 1866, and from Yale Theol. Sem. 1870 ; ordained to 
the Congregational ministry Mch. 30, 1871, at Waseca, Minn. 
After four years faithful service with the church there he returned 
East; settled, Apl., 1876, as pastor of Wethersfield Av. Cong, 
church, Hartford, Conn. 


A Charles Comport, b. Feb. 12, 1879. 


SARAH ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of John Shipman 189, b. July 9, 
1845, at Guilford; united with Cong, church at the age of 17; devoted 
several years to teaching in the Institute at G. — Academy, at Royalton, Vt. , 
at Chicago, Waseca, Minn., &c. She m. Sept, 23, 1874, (2d wife) Rev. 
JOHN HYDE DEFOREST, the son of Rev. Wm. Albert and Martha 
{White) HYDE, b. June 25, 1844, at Westbrook, Ot; His name was 
charged to DeForest by Act of Legislature, to secure the DeForest schol- 
arship in Yale Coll. ; enlisted Sept., 1862, in Co. B, 28th Reg't Ct. Vols., 
for one year; detailed as clerk in Q. M. department; grad. at Yale 1868; 
Yale Theol. Sem., 1871, ordained to the Cong, ministry, and for three and a 
half years pastor of the church in Mt. Carmel, Ct., which he resigned in 
1874 to accept an appointment of the A. B. C. F. M. as missionary to Japan. 
They arrived safely at their destination, via San Francisco, in 1875; res. 
Osaka, Japan. 


Sarah Lydia, b. July 9, 1877.— Charlotte Burgis, b. Feb. 23, 1879. 
1 O^ 

Rev. JOHN WOLCOTT STARR, son of John Shipman 189, 
b. March 9, 1848, at Guilford, united with the Cong, church at the 



age of 16 ; graduated at Yale with honor, 1871; Yale Theol. Sem., 
1874; June 18 of that year ordained to the gospel ministry in his 
native town, and immediately began his work at West Stewartstown, 
N. H. It was soon finished, for he died June 22, 1875, of pneu- 
monia, at the close of his first year in the ministry, and near the 
time of his intended marriage. In one of his Seminary vaca- 
tions he preached at Sleepy Eye, Minn., and Rev. E. H. Alden, 
who introduced him there, wrote: "He was a very earnest and 
unremitting laborer for Christ in that field. Under his ministry 
the congregation constantly increased, the religious interest deep- 
ened, especially among the young, and his influence for good will 
never cease. In addition to his other labors, he organized a Sun- 
day-school at Golden Gate, where he often preached in connection 
with the S. S. service; — there, also, his memory is very precious." 
Of his work in West Stewartstown, Rev. H. W. Pope wrote: 
" The same might also and even more truly be said of his last 
year's work in West Stewartstown, where he left a community to 
mourn him as one man ; a church that had grown under his minis- 
try, to miss his labors, and many hearts which he had moved to a 
holier life, to a sorrow no less real because silver-lined with pre- 
cious memories and glorious hopes." — Cong. Quar., Vol. XVIII, 
page 603. 

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BURGIS PRATT STARR, son of Dea. Comfort 183, William 
177, Jehosaphat 175, Comfort 169, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. Nov. 13, 1822, in Guilford; at the age of 16 
went to Hartford as clerk in the dry goods store of J. Gorton 
Smith; after five years' service was admitted a partner. In 1847 
he and Ralph Burkett, a brother clerk, under the firm of Starr & 
Burkett, established a new store on the corner of Main and Temple 
sts., which they named "Bee Hive," and from a small beginning 
grew to be one of the largest and most popular mercantile estab- 
lishments in the city. Too close application to business broke 
down the health of both partners. Mr. Starr was laid aside from 
all active business in 1865, while his dear friend and partner, 
Ralph Burkett, d. of lingering consumption, Aug. 25, 1873, in his 

49 th year. 

"Green be the turf above thee, 
Friend of my better days. " 

The "Bee Hive" was destroyed by fire on the night of Feb. 12, 




Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. 


1875; but the name and business is perpetuated in the elegant 
Cheney Block, erected on the old site. Mr. Starr has traveled 
extensively over this country, from Quebec to New Orleans; three 
times made the tour of Europe, the last one in 1861-2 with his 
partner, Mr. Burkett, extending to Africa and Asia, spending a 
delightful winter in their boat, the "Bee Hive," on the river 
Nile; the spring in Palestine, making the journey from Jerusalem 
to Damascus on horseback; returning home via Constantinople, 
Athens, Sicily, Italy, etc. From a boy he has been interested in 
antiquarian research. At the age of 20, with the assistance of 
that eminent genealogist, and his once school-teacher, the late 
Ralph D. Smith, Esq., of Guilford, he worked out his own pedi- 
gree to Dr. Comfort Starr, a copy of which hung for several years 
in the gallery of the Conn. Historical Society, and was extensively 
copied by those interested in the name, judging from the number 
of copies sent him while collecting records for this work. 

He m. Jan. 29, 1851, CHARLOTTE GRAY, dau. of William 
and Elizabeth (Stillman) MONTAGUE, b. Nov. 1, 1826, in Hart- 
ford ; were both members of the North church (Cong.) under the 
pastorate of the late Rev. Horace Bushnell, D. D., until 1852, 
they united in the formation of the Pearl st. Cong, church. 


A Christine Huntington Starr, b. Oct. 9, 1857. 

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JOHN STARR, son of Jehosaphat 175, Comfort 169, Comfort 
165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 20, 1749, inherited the 
homestead; farmer in Guilford, where he d. May 20, 1833; buried 
with his family in the west cem. Himself, wife, and four daughters 
were members of the Cong, church. He possessed the confidence 
of his townsmen in an eminent degree, having been elected to 
almost every office in their gift — selectman, grand juror, surveyor, 
lister, and was for many years collector of State and town taxes, 

He m. Nov. 25, 1773, MARY, dau. of John and Jane (Crutten- 
den) PARMELEE, of G., b. Feb. 12, 1748; d. Dec. 11, 1826. 


A Mary, b. Sept. 21, 1774; d. April 3, 1858, in G. She m. Dec. 1, 
1811, Capt. Joel, son of Jasper and Raekel (Lee) Griffing, b. May 
10, 1762; a sea Capt. ; res. Gnilford; d. May 8, 1826. 


M1DDLET0WN BRANCH— 195, 196. 


Jasper, b. Sept. 9, 1812; merchant at New Haven; d. Sept. 12, 

1846, m. ; the family are all dead. 

John Stan-, b. Aug. 8, 1815; merchant in New Haven, Ct. ; return- 
ing from Cal. with a party of excursionists over the Union Pacific 

II. R., received a sunstroke at Ogden; reached Chicago, where 

he d. July 81, 1869; buried at New Haven, m., and left children. 

Mary Ann, b. Jan. 28, 1819; d. June 15, 1828. 
B Ruth, b. Feb. 20, 1777; d. July 9, 1853, unm'd. 
C Clara, b. Nov. 27, 1779; d. April 3, 1825, mmrd. 
195 John, b. Oct. 29, 1782. 
D Hannah, b. Sept. 30, 1785; d. Nov. 8, 1839, unm'd. 
E Elizabeth, b. May 21, 1788; d. Jan. 14, 1861. She m. May 8, 1836, 

Jedediah Parker (2d wife), a farmer of G. , who d. Feb. 12, 1853 ; 

no children. 
F Grace, b. May 26, 1791, unm'd; d. Sept. 24, 1874, wheu the old 

Starr homestead, which had been in the family 180 years, was 

sold out of the family. See Frontispiece. 
G Minerva, b. Jan. 21, 1797; d. July 13, 1832. She m. June 27, 1821. 

Charles Edward, son of Bela and Clarissa (Hilliard) Fowler, b. 

June 27, 1798, an enterprising farmer of G. ; d. May 24, 1876. 

An only daughter — 

Elizabeth Starr Fowler, b. Dec. 18, 1822; m. Beverly Monroe, a 

merchant of G. 


JOHN STARR, son of John 194, Jehosaphat 175, Comfort 169, 
etc., b. Oct. 29, 1782, in Guilford; farmer; united, 1809, with 
Cong, church; held several local offices; m. Dec. 21, 1821, 
WEALTHY COOK, of Stony Creek, b. Nov. 27, 1780. In 1834 
they removed to Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y., bought a farm, 
where he d. March 8, 1848. She d. April 16, 1867. 

196 John Ruggles, b. Oct. 12, 1822. 
A Mary Clarissa, b. Oct. 14, 1825; d. June 19, 1841. 

. 196 

JOHN RUGGLES STARR, son of John 195, b. Oct. 22, 1822, 
in Guilford, was 12 years old when the family removed to Verona, 
N. Y. ; inherited the farm on which he d. March 11. 1859; m. 
July 4, 1844, HELEN MARGARET, dau. of Stephen and Sally 
(Gibson) PARKHURST, of Oneida Castle, N. Y., b. July 5, 1826. 
After his death she m. again. 




A John Parkhurst Starr, b. Sept. 30, 1847 ; a machinist ; m. June 2, 
1869, Philena, dau. of William and Abigail (Root) Pinckney, of 
Verona, and has 
B Grace Margaret Starr, b. July 7, 1870. 



JOSEPH STARR, son of Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 
1, b. Sept. 23, 1676; a tailor; lived in Middletown; chosen tax 
collector in 1705; constable in 1711 and 1712; d. July 13, 1758. 

He m. June 24, 1697, ABIGAIL, dau. of Samuel and Abigail 
(Baldwin) BALDWIN, of Guilford, b. Dec. 14, 1678, d. Aug. 24, 


198 Joseph, b. Sept. 6, bap. 11, 1698. 

222 Daniel, b. Jan. 18, bap. 19, 1700-1. 

265 Samuel, b. Jan. 6, bap. 9, 1703-4. 

319 Thomas, b. Sept. 14, bap. 22, 1706. 

334 Nathaniel, b. June 19, bap. 19, 1709. 

A Abigail, b. Oct. 10, bap. 17, 1711, d. Feb. 19, 1790. She m. Aug. 
26, 1731, Samuel, son of Samuel and Phebe (Ward) Hall, b. Nov. 
25, 1696, d. Sept. 9, 1764; res. Mid. 


Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1732.— William, b. Nov. 25, 1734.— Joseph, 
b. Dec. 18, 1736.— Abigail, b. Mch. 22, 1738-9.— John, b. Mch. 18, 
1741.— Timothy, b. Jan. 24, 1744, d. Aug. 27, 1751.— Elizabeth, 
b. Mch. 18, 1745-6.— Ozias, b. Mch. 24, 1750-1.— Timothy, b. 

+ Daughter, b. Apl. 10, d. 26, 1714. 

B Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, bap. 13, 1715, d. Sept. 16, 1736, four days 
after the birth of her son. Her gravestone is in the old burial 
place by the river in Mid. She m. Dec. 18, 1735, Charles, son of 
William and Susannah (Collins) Hamlin, b. May 8, 1707, d. June 
13, 1781. A son, 
Charles Hamlin, b. Sept. 12, 1736. 

335 Jehosaphat, b. Sept. 20, bap. 28, 1718. 

C Comfort, b. Oct. 20, bap. 21, 1722, since which no record or trace 
of him is found. 

1 OS 

JOSEPH STARR, son of Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 6, 1698, in Mid., where he and his wife 
Sarah were admitted to full communion in the church Aug. 22, 
1725; a tailor; constable in 1728; grand juror in 1745; in 1764 
was living in New Haven, but soon after returned to his native 
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place; d. Mch. 23, 1781; buried with his kindred in the ancient 
burial ground on the banks of the Conn, river, where the moss- 
covered stones, "With uncouth rhymes, and shapeless sculpture 
deck'd," mark the graves of the family. 

He m. (1st) Feb. 17, 1719-20, SARAH, dau. of Giles and 
Saeah SOUTHMAYD, of M., d. June 5, 1740, se. 39. He m. 
(2d) Feb. 25, 1741-2, PRISCILLA ROPER, probably a grand- 
daughter of Richaed Mooee; she d. May 15, 1796, ae. 76. 


A Saeah, b. July 12, bap. 16, 1721 ; buried Oct. 8, 1773, in M. She 
m. June 28, 1747, Joseph Gleason, d. July 11, 1767, ae. 52, in M. 


Lydia, b. June 9, 1749, m. Samuel Bull.— Giles, b. Feb. 5, 1752, 
d. Mch. 29, 1758. 
+ Giles, b. Feb. 4, bap. 9, 1723-4; nothing further is known; probably 
d. young. 

199 Joseph, b. Mch. 22, bap. 27, 1726. 

+ William, b. Aug. 13, bap. 18, and d. 30, 1728. 

B Southmayd, b. Oct. 17, bap. 18, 1730; drowned at sea in the 16th 
year of his age. 

C Rebecca, b. June 8, bap. 10, 1733, d. Apl. 6, 1802. 

She m. (1st) July 27, 1753, Thomas Tyler, d. Nov. 7, 1754, in 
Estatia. A dau.,— Miriam Tyler, b. May 17, 1754. 
She m. (2d) Sept. 23, 1756, Dr. John Rhodes of New Haven, where 
he d. Jan., 1775. ehodes children. 

John, b. Mch. 4, 1757.— William Frederick, b. Jan. 14, 1759.— 
Thomas, b. Sept. 10, 1760. — Joseph, b. . — Andrew South- 
mayd, b. .—Catharine, b. Jan. 27, 1770, d. Jan. 14, 1773.— 

Son b. and d. July 8, 1772. 
She m. (3d) Daniel, son of Timothy and Mary {Goodrich of Weth- 
ersfield) Bonticou, b. Sept. 4, 1739, at New Haven; grad. Yale 
Coll. 1757; d. 1778. 
She m. (4th) Capt. Ephraim Pease of Enfield, Ct. 

D Jonathan, b. Sept. 18, bap. 21, 1735; Nov. 7, 1780, his estate was 
distributed to his brothers and sisters; probably unm'd. 

+ Abigail, b. Mch. 28, bap. Apl. 2, 1738, d. Mch. 28, 1739. 

+ Infant, d. with its mother, June 5, 1740. 


E Luceetia, b. Apl. 1, bap. 3, 1743, d. Dec. 5, 1810. She m. Moses 

Wells of New Haven, and had a son, 

Moses Wells, b. Nov. 12, 1772. 
F Sibbel, b. Apl. 8, 1744, bap. same day; d. Apl. 8, 1779. She m. 

Capt. Samuel Howell of New Haven, b. Nov. 29, 1741. 

200 Epheaim, b. June 9, 1745, bap. same day. 

G Peiscilla, b. Sept. 6, bap. 9, 1750, d. May 25, 1811. She m. (1st) 
May 7, 1769, Daniel Cornwell of Mid. , and had— 

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Samuel, bap. July 13, 1777, d. Aug. 13, 1796. 
Lucretia, bap. Nov. 2, 1777, d. Jan. 20, 1870, in Cromwell, Conn. 
She m. (1st) Nathaniel Barnes; (2d) Demas Colton. 
She m. (2d) Nov. 4, 1783 (his 2d wife), Reuben, son of Waitstill 
John and Rhoda Plumb, b. Apl. 2, 1744; a carriage-maker in Mid. 


Sibbel Starr, b. Sept. 26, 1784, m. Thomas Hurlbut of M.— Reu- 
ben, b. Mch. 24, 1786.— Priscilla, b. Aug. 22, 1787, d. 1823, m. Isaac 
White.— Harriet, b. May 31, 1789.— Joseph, b. June 28, 1792, 
killed in the war of 1812. 
4- Hannah, b. Mch. 28, bap. 29, 1752, d. Apl. 18, 1752. 
H Thomas, b. Apl. 21, bap. 22, 1753, d. June 14, 1797. 
207 Nathan, b. Apl. 14, bap. 20, 1755. 

I William, b. Mch. 9, bap. 13, 1757. He was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tion, from Goshen, Ct. ; removed to Fell's Point, Baltimore, Md. , 
where he d. June 6, 1823, leaving a widow, Eunice. He drew a 
pension as Lieut, while he lived. 
216 Daniel, b. Apl. 8, 1759. 


JOSEPH STARR, son of Joseph 198, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Mch. 22, 1726, in Middletown, where 
he d. Aug. 10, 1797. He m. Jan. 23, 1752, TABITHA, dau. of 
Jonathan and Phebe THAYRE. She was admitted to full com- 
munion in the First church Apl. 21, 1774. 


+ Giles, b. Jan. 1, 1753, d. July 27, 1753. 

A Tabitha, b. June 13, bap. 16, 1754. She m. Sept. 15, 1774, Joseph 

Johnson, a Frenchman, who d. June 3, 1803, ae. 56, in M. 
B Sarah, bap. May 30, 1756, m. May 20, 1774, Joseph Cone. 


Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1774, d. Sept. 14, 1776.— Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 
1777.— Sally, b. Dec. 16, 1780.— Ezekiel Bailey, b. Nov. 8, 1782, 
d. Oct., 1804. Church record, Mid.: "Dec. 15, 1804. Ezekiel 
Cone, son of Joseph, died in Martinico last Oct. , and this day his 
wife and mother desired prayers." — Clarry, b. May 12, 1785. — Tabi- 
tha Johnson, b. Aug. 16, 1789.— Lucinda, b. Dec. 25, 1791. — 
Charles Johnson, b. Mch. 20, 1794.— Giles Starr, b. July 29, 1796. 
—Joseph Starr, b. Mch. 26, 1799. 
C Joseph, bap. Sept. 24, 1758, m. Nov. 15, 1789, Nancy Cornwell; 
were living in New York in 1801, and called "late of Middle- 
town " ; the Epis. records of M. show they had children — 
-j- Frances Starr, bap. Sep. 12, 1790. 
-4- Nancy Starr, buried Aug. 12, 1794. 



D Giles, bap. Mch. 1, 1761, in Mid., m. Nov. 22, 1787, Martha, dau. of 
Richard and Lois (Burnham) Nichols. A daughter, 
E Mary Starr, bap. Feb. 10, 1789, in Epis. church, Mid. 
It is probable the family went to German Flats, Herkimer Co. , N. 
Y. , but all efforts to obtain trace of them have been unsuccessful. 
F Abigail, m. Apl. 23, 1785, William Wells, of New Haven. In Aug. , 
1828, she was living at Fells Point, Baltimore, Mel. 


EPHRAIM STARR, son of Joseph 198, Joseph 197, Comfort 
165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 9, 1745, in Middletown. 
Early in life he went to sea; afterward, while yet a young man, to 
Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn., as clerk in the store of Mr. Uri Hill, 
whose widow he married; continuing the business on his own 
account till 1793, when he retired, having accumulated a property 
of over $200,000. A paper, signed by the clerk " Oct. 2, 1788, 
certifies that Ephraim Starr doth ordinarily attend public worship 
at the Episcopal church in Goshen, and pays his proportion for the 
support of the ministry in said church." At a town meeting held 
Sept. 25, 1777, "he was appointed Chairman of a committee with 
full power to purchase, at the expense of the town, for each non- 
commissioned officer and soldier now in the Continental army 
which are of the quota of soldiers required of this town. One 
shirt, either linen or flannel; one hunting shirt or frock, one pair 
of woolen overalls, one or two pairs of stockings, one pair of good 
shoes, &c, &c." 

Returning from Lebanon Springs, N. Y., he d. Aug. 27, 1809, 
in West Stockbridge, and was buried in the cem. at Old Stock- 
bridge, Mass. The family name in the Goshen line is extinct. 

He m. Sept. 13, 1769, Mrs.. HANNAH, dau. of Adna and 
Hannah [Miles) BEACH, and wid. of Uri Hill, of G., b. Feb. 28, 
1745, d. Feb. 26, 1826. 


A Lucretia, b. Aug. 22, 1770, m. Aug. 23, 1806, (2d wife) William, son of 
Azariah and Elizabeth (S7wpard) Root, b. July 25, 1765, in Shef- 
field, Mass. ; a merchant in Albany, N. Y. ; d. Apl. 1, 1817, in 
Stockbridge, Mass. After the death of her husband, she lived in 
G., and Jan. 1, 1832, united with the Cong, church, and d. Nov. 
10, 1858. Her daughter, 



Lucretia Hannah Root, b. Apl. 20, 1808, at Albany, d. June 17, 
1875. She m. Dec. 19, 1827, Nelson Brewster, of Waterbury, 
Conn. , who d. Sept. 26, 1850 ; 2 sons. 

201 Anna, b. Jan. 3, 1773. 

202 Hannah, b. Nov. 12, 1774. 

B Sarah, b. May 7, 1776, d. Dec. 26, 1860. She m. Oct. 15, 1800, 
G-iles, son of Giles and Mary (Stanley) Griswold, b. May 18, 1774, 
in Goshen ; built a house at the center of his native town, occu- 
pied it until his death, Oct 8, 1855, then bequeathed it for a par- 
sonage, and his other real estate, to the Cong, church, of which 
they were both consistent and worthy members ; no children. 

C Abigail, b. Jan. 24, 1778, d. Jan. 22, 1855. She m. Sept, 8, 1803, 
Erastus, son of Col. Moses and Ruth (Collins) Lyman, b. Nov. 1, 
1773, an honored, influential Christian gentleman in Goshen; d. 
Dec. 20, 1854; both members of Cong, church. 


Horatio Nelson, b. May 2, 1804. 
.Lucy Starr, b. Dec. 19, 1805, d. Aug. 3, 1855. 
Jane M., b. Feb. 7, 1808; d. Sept. 8, 1832. 
Ephraim, b. June 3, 1810; a Cong, minister. 
William, b. Oct. 2, 1812; res. El Paso, 111. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 4, 1814. 
Erastus, b. Nov. 29, 1816 ; res. New York. 
Frederick, b. Dec. 7, 1819; res. Goshen. 
Samuel, b. July 29, 1822. 
[For a full record of this family, see Lyman Genealogy.] 

203 Truman, b. June 6, 1780. 

D Lucy, b. Nov. 9, 1782, d. Apl. 24, 1799. 

204 Ephraim, b. Oct. 10, 1784. 

E William, b. May 21, 1789. Early in life he went to New York in 
business; from thence to Newport, Herkimer Co., N. Y., into the 
manufacture of "pine-apple" cheese, and had contracts for sup- 
plying the U. S. Navy; about 1854, retired from business; 
removed to Norwich, N. Y., where he d. Mch. 19, 1870; buried 
in Sanquoit, Oneida Co. ; Pres. He m. Jan. 18, 1832, Maria, dau. 
of Asa and Anna (Miller) Tucker, b. Mch. 2, 1803, in Suffield, Ct. ; 
now living in Holyoke, Mass. ; no children. 

:oi . 

ANNA STARR, dau. of Ephraim 200, b. Jan. 3, 1773, in Goshen. She 
made this record in the family Bible: " Apl. 22, 1839, 1 left Bloomfield for 
good and came to Hartford, — Anna Miller;" where she died at her daugh- 
ter's, Dec. 24, 1865. She m. June 6, 1792, Rev. WILLIAM FOWLER 
MILLER, b. May 23, 1768, in Northington (now Avon), Ct. ; pastor of the 
Cong, church in Wintonbury (now Bloomfield), Ct. , where he d. Feb. 5, 
1818. Bloomfield church rec. : "Rev. W. F. Miller ordained Nov. 30, 
1791, the fourth pastor of this church. He was dismissed in 1811. He 



was a man of strong powers of mind and ardent piety. His labors were 
crowned with much success. He was blessed with several interesting 
seasons of revival in his congregation, . . . and large additions were 
made to the church. He published, in 1800, "a Thanksgiving sermon;" 
also "a sermon and appendix on Baptism," and "a work in numbers on 
the Prophecies." 


William Starr, b. Aug. 22, 1793, m. July 22, 1841, MaryRegina Morton, 
and d. Nov. 9, 1854, in New York. 

Anna, b. July 23, 1796, m. May 15, 1832, William Hudson, a merchant of 
Hartford; she d. Apl. 23, 1844. 

Horatio, b. Feb. 18, 1799, d. Apl. 12, 1860, at Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Lucy Hannah, b. July 14, 1801, m. Sept. 5, 1837, James Humphrey, of 
Winsted, Ct. ; she d. Oct. 8, 1852, while visiting at Lancaster. 

Julia, b. Apl. 27, 1803, m. Sept. 19, 1832, Joseph Wellington Huntington, 
of Lancaster, Mass. 

George, b. July 27, 1805, m. Oct. 9, 1855, Caroline Chase; res. Boston, 

Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1808, m. Apl. 8, 1834, John Campbell Furber, of Hart- 

Ephraim, b. Sept. 12, 1811. 


HANNAH STARR, dau. of Ephraim 200, b. Nov. 12, 1774, in G., 
where, Nov., 1807, she united with the Cong, church; d. Sept. 21, 1826. 
She m. (1st) Sept. 20, 1792, BIRDSEYE, son of Col. Ebenezer and Eliz- 
abeth (Baldwin) NORTON, b. June 30, 1763; a merchant in Goshen; d. 
Mch. 27, 1812. 


Frederick Augustus, b. Mch. 31, 1794, d. 1847, in N. Y. ; unm'd. 

Mary C, b. June 6, 1797, d. Dec. 30, 1840. She m. Jan. 22, 1816, Henry 

D. Sewall, of Watertown, N. Y. 
Marana Elizabeth, b. Nov. 18, 1803, m. Nov. 22, 1825, Joseph Goddard, 

and d. Sept. , 1850. 
She m. (2d) Mch. 30, 1815, THERON, son of Chauncey and Catha- 
rine (Alvord) BEACH, b. July 9, 1785; a merchant in G., and president 
of Phoenix Branch Bank, of Litchfield. After her death he married again, 
and d. Oct. 29, 1864, at L. A daughter, 
Hannah Starr Beach, b. Jan. 7, 1816, m. Nov. 11, 1835, Edgar S. Van 

Winkle, Esq., a lawyer in New York; 4 children. 


TRUMAN STARR, son of Ephraim 200, b. June 6, 1780; 
graduated at Yale Coll. in 1801; farmer in Goshen; represented 
the town in the Legislature in 1825 ; acting Justice of the Peace; 
always called " Squire Starr;" d. Apl. 26, 1848. He m. (1st) 



Nov. 4, 1804, ESTHER, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Burwell) 
NETTLETON, of Watertown, Ct., b. July 9, 1783, d. July 17, 
1828. He m. (2d) Apl. 21, 1829, HANNAH PHELPS, dau. of 
Josiah and Hannah {Phelps) COMBS, of Wethersfield, b. Mch. 4, 
1782, d. Mch. 29, 1870, at East Windsor. 


A Esther, b. Nov. 14, 1816; m. March 30, 1842, Harvey, son of Amos 
and Elizabeth {Bryan) Baldwin, b. Oct. 12, 1818, in Norfolk, Ct. ; 
d. Feb. 26, 1859, at New Haven, Ct. 


Lucy Starr, b. May 25, 1843; d. Aug. 25, 1849. 
Mary Eliza, b. June 9, 1845. 

B Mary Burwell, b. Feb. 9, 1819; d. Aug. 12, 1868, unm'd. 

C Lucy, b. April 21, 1822: d. Sept. 21, 1876, in New Haven; a worthy 
member of the Cong, church. She bequeathed money to various 
missionary enterprises, and $1,000 to the town of Goshen, for the 
relief of people who have become destitute, by sickness or old 

D Hannah, b. July 17, 1828; living in New Haven. 


EPHRAIM STARR, son of Ephraim 200, b. Oct. 10, 1784. 
He graduated at Yale Coll. in 1802; after his marriage went to 
Albany; in 1812 removed to New York; engaged in mercantile 
business, from which he retired in 1820, and returned to Albany; 
was six years Deputy Comptroller of the State of N. Y. In his 
abundant leisure he cultivated his natural talent and great love for 
music and poetry, leaving many musical compositions and pleasant 
verses. He traveled extensively in the valley of the Mississippi, 
then an almost unknown country. On his journey home he d. at 
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1829. 

He m. Nov. 26, 1810, SARAH, dau. of Joseph and Susanna 
(Keith) GOODWIN, of Lenox, Mass., b. Sept. 7, 1789, d. Aug. 
14, 1877, at Lake Mahopac, N. Y. 


205 Sarah Goodwin, b. Sept. 8, 1811, at A. 

+ William, b. Oct, 18, 1813, d. Sept. 28, 1815. 

206 Juliette Hannah, b. July 20, 1816, at N. Y. 

A Mary Cordelia, b. Aug. 17, 1818, at N. Y. ; m. Oct. 31, 1843, 
Frederick Camerden, a merchant in New Orleans, La. 


&ary Emma, b. Jan. 14, 1836.— Frederick Starr, b. May 14, 1848. 
—Anna, b. April 11, 1850.— Frank, b. Sept. 15, 1853; d. June 25, 
1855.— Helen, b. Sept. 5, 1857.— Walter, b. Jan. 24, 1859. 

( 141 ) 

MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 205, 208, 207. 


SARAH GOODWIN STARR, dau. of Ephraim 204, b. Sept. 8, 1811, 
at Albany; d. Oct. 21, 1873, at New Orleans, La. 

She m. March 28, 1838, GEORGE LEE, b. in England; is a banker 
in N. O. 


Goodwin, b. Nov., 1839; d. May 18, 1846. 

Haywood, b. Jan. 8, 1841; m. June 20, 1866, Emma Dilaway, of Rox- 

bury, Mass. She d. Sept. 12, 1872; one child. 
Virginia, b. Jan. 30, 1843; m. Dec. 19, 1865, Fisher Ames, a distinguished 

lawyer of Boston, and grandson of Hon. Fisher Ames; 4 children. 
Douglas, b. Aug. 12, 1845 ; d. Oct, 2, 1865. 
Rosa Georgiana, b. Aug. 31, 1849. 


JULIETTE HANNAH STARR, dau. of Ephraim 204, b. July 20, 
1816, at New York; m. July 21, 1835, RICHARD PERKINS, son of 
Rev. Samuel and Henrietta {Bridge) DANA, of Marblehead, Mass. , b. 
May 28, 1810; res. New York; an East India merchant; spent many years 
in China, 


Richard Starr Dana, b. May 22, 1836. He spent eleven years in China as 
one of the firm of Russell & Co. , East India merchants ; retired; 
now living in New York. He m. Jan. 30, 1872, Florine, dau. of 
David R. Turner, Esq. A son, Richard Turner, b. June 13, 1876. 

Juliette Henriette Dana, b. Jan. 27, 1838; m. June 10, 1872, Gen. Egbert 
L. Yiele, ex-officer U. S. Army; appointed the first military Gov. 
at Norfolk, Ya. , during the war ; since then a distinguished civil 
and topographical engineer. 

William Starr Dana, b. April 20, 1843, Lieut, Commander U. S. Navy; 
grad. No. 9 in the class of 1860 at the Naval Academy. His first 
duty as ensign was on board the " Hartford," Com. Farragut, in 
the battle with the rebel ram "Tennessee," Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 



NATHAN STARR, son of Joseph 198, Joseph 197, Comfort 
165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 14, 1755; a noted worker 
in iron and steel, and manufacturer in scythes, in Middletown. 
On the 20th of June, 1776, was commissioned by Gov. Trumbull 
as " armorer " in the reg't commanded by Col. Comfort Sage, and 
the latter portion of his life was engaged with his son in the manu- 
facture of swords, rifles, etc., mainly for the U. S. Gov't. He 
held various local offices in town and society; d. July 29, 1821. 



He m. July 5, 1781, POLLY, dau. of Adino and Lois (Strong) 
POMEROY, of M., b. Sept. 22, 1761; d. May 25, 1825. 


208 Susannah, b. April 19, 1782. 

209 Nathan, b. Feb. 20, 1784. 

A Mary, b. May 19, 1786; d. May 9, 1867. She m. Oct. 25, 1824, 
Henry Sylvester, son of Joseph, Jr., and Elizabeth (Treadway) 
Ward, b. June 17, 1793; merchant and farmer; deacon of First 
Cong, church, and for 16 years Treas. of Middletown Savings 
Bank; d. May 30, 1867; no children. 

B William, b. May 29, 1788; d. June 22, 1807. 

_ SO®. 

SUSANNAH STARR, dau. of Nathan 207, b. April 19, 1782; d. Sept. 
6, 1825. She m. Jan. 18, 1806, HENRY, son of Dr. Edward and Susan- 
nah {Whittlesey) CARRINGTON, of Milford, Ct., b. March 20, 1781; set- 
tled in Middletown, in the West India trade; afterward removed to Chi- 
cago, and opened a banking house ; returned to M. ; was cashier of the 
Middletown Bank, Treas. of the Savings Bank, and a highly respected 
citizen; d. July 2, 1871. 


Susan Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1806; m. Joseph W. Hubbard. 

Elizabeth Strong, b. May 14, 1809; m. Gen. Edward A. Phelps. 

Mary Starr, b. April 13, 1811; m. Dec. 4, 1838, Dunbar Smith Dyson. 

Henry, b. Dec. 4, 1814. 

Nathan Starr, b. Dec. 13, 1816. 

Lorania Hoppin, b. Dec. 23, 1819; d. Oct. 18, 1837. 

William Edward, b. June 12, 1823; d. Oct. 31, 1851. 


NATHAN STARR, son of Nathan 207, Joseph 198, Joseph 
197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 20, 1784. In 
early life a merchant in New York. In 1810, with some friends, 
he made the journey from Pittsburgh in a flat-boat down the Ohio 
and Miss, rivers to New Orleans. His interesting diary of the 
trip is in the possession of his children. In 1813 settled at Middle- 
town and engaged with his father in the manufacture of arms 
until 1845, mainly for the U. S., during which period it is esti- 
mated that about 70,000 arms of various kinds were furnished the 
Government. Several valuable swords were made to order by 
him for distinguished officers of the war of 1812, to wit: one for 
Com. Isaac Hull, by the State of Ct., valued at $1,000; one for 
Col. Richard M. Johnson, by order of Congress, valued at $1,200; 
20 ( 143 ) 


and one each for Gen. Andrew Jackson, and Gen. Edmund P. 
Gaines, by order of the State of Tennessee, costing respectively 
$1,000, and $900. The original revolver, it is believed, was 
designed and made under his supervision more than 50 years ago, 
and is now in possession of his heirs. He represented Mid. in the 
General Assembly, 1817 and 1818; d. Aug. 31, 1852. 

He m. June 25, 1810, GRACE, dau. of Ebenezer and Thank- 
ful Sophia (Barnard) TOWNSEND, of New Haven, b. Aug. 28, 
1789, d. Oct. 16, 1856. 


-h Mary Elizabeth, b. Apl. 14, 1811, d. Aug. 13, 1811. 

211 Elihu William Nathan, b. Aug. 10, 1812. 

210 Mart Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1815. 

213 Ebenezer Townsend, b. Aug. 18, 1816. 
+ Henry, b. June 28, 1818, d. Aug. 2, 1819. 

A Emily Helen, b. June 5, 1820, m. Nov. 25, 1839, Samuel Henry, son 
of Jehiel and Nancy (Skinner) Ward, of East Windsor, b. June 
13, 1817; grad. 1839, at Wesleyan University. He kept a book 
store in M. ; removed to New York ; published a newspaper ; went 
to Cal. ; engaged in gold refining; sailed for the Sandwich Islands 
for his health; d. on the passage Mch. 22, 1853; buried at Hono- 
lulu. A daughter, 
Helen Laura Ward, b. Oct., 1840, buried Sept. 20, 1842. 

+ Grace Ann, b. Mch. 20, 1822, d. Oct. 3, 1822. 

B Grace Anna, b. Aug. 16, 1823, m. (1st) Aug. 15, 1848, Charles, son 
of Charles and Mary Ann (Starr) Dyer [342 F], b. May 20, 1825. 
He was a past midshipman in the U. S. Navy, and lost his life in 
attempting the rescue of some men from a wreck on the Florida 
reefs, Aug. 23, 1850. She m. (2d) Sept. 7, 1859, James, son of 
Newman and Sarah (Cone) Peck, b. Aug. 13, 1831, in Bristol, Ct. ; 
a merchant in Burlington, Vt. No children. 

214 Henry Ward, b. May 30, 1826. 

215 Frederick Barnard, b. July 2, 1829. 

+ Edward Pomeroy, b. July 19, 1832, d. Oct. 12, 1835. 

2 1 O 

MARY ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Nathan 209, b. Jan. 31, 1815, 

m. May 11, 1841, Dr. HAMILTON, son of Samuel and Prudence 

(Damon) BREWER, of East Hartford, b. Aug. 3, 1813; graduated at 

Wesleyan University 1838, and studied medicine; was in the insurance 

business in Brooklyn, N. Y., for a while; returned to Middletown; in the 

practice of his profession, and Sec. of the Air Line R. R., d. suddenly 

May 21, 1855. 

brewer children. 

Edward Hamilton, b. Apl. 15, 1842, d. in the service of his country 
Apl. 2, 1863, at Falmouth, Va., a member of Co. B., 14th Reg't Ct. Vols. 



—William Starr, b. July 10, 1847, d. Aug. 26, 1847.— Mary Townsend, b. 
July 10, 1847, d. Aug. 31, 1847.— Mary Grace, b. May 20, 1849.— Emily 
Anna, b. Apl. 25, 1855, d. Oct. 14, 1873. 


209, Nathan 207, Joseph 198, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 10, 1812. At the age of 13 he entered 
the A. L. Scientific and Military Academy of Capt. Partridge at 
Middletown, and at 18 was appointed Sergt.-Maj.; subsequently 
Q.-M. and Adjt. of the State Artillery. In 1836, elected Capt. of 
the 1st Rifle Co.; in 1841, Col. of the 6th Reg't, which he resigned 
in 1844; in 1847, elected Capt. of the Mansfield Guard; and in 
1853, again elected Col.; afterward was appointed Ad jt. -General of 
the State; in 1860 was commissioned Brig.-Gen. of the 2d Brigade, 
which he held until the disbandment and re-organization of the 
militia, when he was made Division Inspector. On the breaking 
out of the rebellion, Gov. Buckingham offered him the command 
of the 4th Reg't Ct. Vols., but the state of his health obliged him 
to decline. Gov. B. subsequently appointed him to the command 
of the post at M. during the organization of the 24th Reg't Conn. 
Vols. This was the last military duty performed by him, making 
an aggregate of about 30 years in the service of the State. He 
was engaged with his father for many years in the manufacture of 
arms for the government, until the contract system was abandoned 
by the War Department. He was Postmaster in 1841 ; Town Clerk 
and Registrar from 1852 to the present time, except one year; City 
Clerk and Treas. 4 years; and Judge of Probate for 5 years; Mid- 

Hem. May 27, 1840, HARRIET WETMORE, dau. of John 
Churchill and Julia (Wetmore) BUSH, of Ogdensburgh, N. Y., 
b. Apl. 25, 1815. In later years she has been greatly interested in 
genealogical studies, tracing out and collecting records and history 
of the Stow and other families of Middletown. The compiler 
gratefully acknowledges her kind assistance in this work. 

212 William Edward, b. Aug. 3, 1841. 

+ Julia Wetmore, b. Dec. 20, 1843, d. Aug. 24, 1845. 

+ Robert Wetmore, b. Feb. 14, 1846, d. May 23, 1847. 

A Henry Barnard, b. June 3, 1848 ; cashier of the Central Nat. Bank 
of Mid. 



B Frank Farnsworth, b. Nov. 11, 1852; a professional genealogist in 
Middletown, devoting his time to antiquarian and genealogical 
research among the musty records of the past, in the service of 
those desiring to obtain their family history. To him the com- 
piler of this work is greatly indebted for his invaluable assistance, 
from the beginning until now, in collecting the records of the 
Middletown family, in comparing the manuscript with the orig- 
inal records, thus insuring accuracy; and for the great task of 
making the complete index to this book. 

C Grace Townsend, b. Apl. 21, 1857. 


WILLIAM EDWARD STARR, son of Gen. E. W. N. S. 211, 
b. Aug. 3, 1841. He enlisted Aug., 1862, in Co. B, 14th Reg't 
Ct. Vols.; was prostrated by severe illness at Harper's Ferry, and 
honorably discharged the Dec. following. After recovery he 
accepted a position in a bank in New York. 

He m. Sept. 17, 1874, EMMA LOUISA, dau. of Dr. Hugh 
Stevens and Sarah Matilda (Byington) GILBERT, b. July 9, 
1847, in New York. 

2 1 3 

EBENEZER TOWNSEND STARR, son of Nathan 209, b. 
Aug. 18, 1816, at M.; entered the U. S. Navy at the age of 17; 
was in active service on board the flag-ship of the squadron on the 
coast of Brazil, during the years 1834 to 1837; retired from 
the service on his return home. When the civil war broke out, he 
was offered a position of high rank in the navy, but declined, as he 
had not recovered from the effects of a railroad accident, which 
disabled him for several years. He was afterward engaged in the 
manufacture of breech-loading arms of his own invention, and, 
with his associates, established the " Starr Arms Co." of N. Y., 
with a capital of $800,000, and supplied the government with a 
large quantity of arms during the war. Res. New York. 

He m. Aug. 17, 1842, ALMIRA STRONG, dau. of Charles E. 
and Almira (Strong) BABCOCK, b. Sept. 4, 1824, at Hartford, 
Ct., d. Oct. 17, 1872. 


4- Henry Townsend, b. May 18, 1845, d. Jan. 4, 1848. 

A Almira, b. Dec. 17, 1849, d. May 3, 1876. She m. Nov. 17, 1869, 
William H. Kendall, b. July 24, 1847, at Prov., R. I. A dau., 
Almira Starr Kendall, b. Sept. 23, 1870, in N. Y. 


LITCHFIELD FAMILY— 214, 215, 216. 

.2 1 4. 

HENRY WARD STARR, son of Nathan 209, b. May 30, 1826, 
at M.; was for a time a merchant in San Francisco; made one or 
two voyages around the world; during the civil war, was engaged 
with the Starr Arms Co.; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He m. Dec. 11, 1855, MARY ELIZABETH, dau. of Jones and 
Laura (Holland) MERRIFIELD, of Fayetteville, Vt., b. Aug. 27, 
1837, d. Feb. 16, 1876, in Robinson, Canada. 


A Mary Whitmore, b. Sept. 5, 1856, d. Mcli. 5, 1873. 

B James Whitney, b. Apl. 3, 1860. 

+ Harry Barnes, b. Feb. 10, 1862, d. July 21, 1863. 

C William Merrifield, b. Aug. 11, 1867. 

D Robert Wells, b. July 12, 1871. 

%£ 1 ^ 

FREDERICK BARNARD STARR, son of Nathan 209, b. July 
2, 1829, in M., d. Apl. 13, 1865, in Cromwell, Ct. 

He m. Oct. 31, 1855, FRANCES E., dau. of Charles and 

Catharine C. ( White) KIRB Y, of Cromwell. After her husband's 

death she m. again. 


A Charles Frederick, b. Men. 18, 1858 ; clerk in Boston. 
+ Harry W., b. Men. 22, 1861, d. July 24, 1863. 

2 1 0.- 

DANIEL STARR, son of Joseph 198, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 8, 1759, in Middletown; a 
tailor; a soldier in the Revolution. What year he went to Litch- 
field, Conn., is not definitely known. As there were 18 children in 
his father's family, it is not surprising that some of them should 
be crowded out of the home nest, and be obliged to emigrate. At 
all events, he found a good wife, made a happy home in L., where 
he d. Mch. 23, 1809. 

He m. April 20, 1784, RACHEL, dau. of Salmon and Marga- 
ret (Catlin) BUELL, b. Oct. 16, 1761; a member of the Cong, 
church of which Dr. Lyman Beecher was pastor. She d. about 





217 Henry, b. Jan. 12, 1785. 

A Nancy, b. Jan. 12, 1787, d. about 1826. She m. Jan. 18, 1807, Ben- 
jamin Hickok, son of Ephraim of L. ; a merchant; d. June 10, 
1839. They lived at New Haven, Ct. , Schoharie and Troy, N. Y. , 
where they died. 


Daniel Starr, b. Mch. 29, 1810.— Henry Guy, b. 1814, went to sea 
in 1835 and never heard from. — Jane Matilda, b. June 25, 1817. 

218 Jerusha, b. Apl. 5, 1789. 

B Lucy, b. Jan. 27, 1792, d. Apl. 28, 1873. She m. (2d wife) Erastus 
Graves, of Sunderland, Mass., a cotton merchant in Macon, Ga. 
They removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., where they died; were devoted 
members of Plymouth church. Her son, 

Frederick Wirnberly Graves, d. Apl. 25, 1842, ae. 8 yrs. and 5 mos. ; 
buried at "Cedar Hill" Cem., Hartford. 

219 Harrlette, b. Jan. 27, 1801. 

220 Caroline, b. Nov. 8, 1804. 

221 Jane, b. Jan. 20, 1807. 

-2 1 TV 

HENRY STARR, son of Daniel 216, Joseph 198, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 12, 1785, in Litch- 
field ; a Lieut, in the IT. S. Army, and Paymaster in the war of 
1812. Unfortunately the family records and papers were destroyed 
by the burning of his dwelling. He resided at Hudson, N. Y.; 
Sharon, Ct., and, taken ill while on a journey, d. Aug. 6, 1817, at 
Albany, N. Y. ; Episcopal. 

He m. May 1, 1808, CLARISSA, dau. of Timothy and Serena 
(Bishop) PECK, b. at L.; d. Nov., 1823. 


A Julia Anna Belle, b. Mch. 11, 1809, in Sharon; in 1822 united with 
the Cong, church at Litchfield; m. June 5, 1832, Charles Samuel, 
son of John and Fanny (Oranniss) Scott, b. June 3, 1809, in New 
Haven, Ct. , and for many years was High Sheriff of N. H. Co. ; 
resides in his native city. 


Frances Serena, b. Apl. 27, 1833.— Susan Elizabeth, b. Mch. 3, 
1835, cl. Apl. 12, 1869. 
B Henry Daniel, b. Nov. 20, 1811, at L. ; is living at Texana, Jackson 
Co. , Texas ; was for 20 years clerk of Jackson Co. and District, 
before and during the war; Liberal Methodist; supt. of Sunday- 
school; unm'd. With him the Starr name becomes extinct in the 
Litchfield family. 



C Ann Eliza, b. Dec. 2, 1814; a lovely Christian girl, that ripened for 
heaven in the spring time of life, and with full assurance of a 
glorious immortality, entered upon it Aug. 14, 1825, in her 11th 
year. Her memoir is published by the American S. S. Union. 


JERUSHA STARR, dau. of Daniel 216, b. Apl. 5, 1789, in Litchfield; 
d. Nov. 12, 1870; m. in the autumn of 1811, THOMAS, son of Timothy 
and Sarah (Fitch) KING, of Sharon, Ct., b. Sept. 18, 1770, in Windsor, 
Conn. His mother was sister of John Fitch, who constructed, in 1787, 
the first steamboat in this country. He was a southern planter in Florida ; 
d. June, 1843, in Jeffersonville, Ga. 


Harriet Seymour, b. Dec. 3, 1813, d. Feb., 1872, in Tallahassee, Fla. 
She m. Hon. Thomas Baltzell of Ky., who was Chief Justice of 
Fla. for eight years. 

George Starr, b. Oct. 11, 1815; lives in Apalachicola, Fla. 

Thomas Fitch, b. Aug. 25, 1820; res. Gainesville, Fla.; a distinguished 
man and one of the most honored Judges of the State. 

Henry Daniel, b. June 30, 1822, d. in Mariana, Fla. 

Katharine Rosamond, b. Apl. 24, 1824; living in Jeffersonville, Fla. 

Augustus Welch, b. Oct. 11, 1828, d. Apl. 10, 18G2, in Marietta, Ga. ; 
Professor of Natural Science in the Military Coll. at M. ; had pre- 
viously filled the same chair in Phil., and in Hanover Coll., Ind. 

2 1 0.— 

HARR1ETTE STARR, dau. of Daniel 216, b. Jan. 27, 1801, in Litchfield. 
She became a Christian in early life, which was ever after consecrated to 
the service of her Master; a friend of our entire humanity, — of the 
wronged, the suffering, and the oppressed. She loved the church and the 
fellowship of the saints. Very dear to her heart were Christian missions, 
and she sought the education, elevation, and salvation of the Freedmen. 
The Scriptures were her rule of life and duty. Her lingering illness was 
borne with patience, and she peacefully rested from her labors Apl. 20, 

She m. in Middletown Nov. 18, 1822, Rev. SIMEON SMITH, son of 
Simeon and Luceannah (Smith) JOCELYN, b. Nov. 21, 1799, in New 
.Haven; converted at the age of 9; studied for the ministry, and became 
pastor of the Temple St. Cong, church, of New Haven ; in 1844 removed 
to Williamsburgh (Brooklyn), N. Y. ; pastor of First Cong, church until 
its dissolution in 1865. He was signally distinguished for his stong anti- 
slavery sentiments during the whole period of the excitement upon that 
subject, and lived to see the desire of his heart, and the answer to his 
prayers, in the abolition of slavery in our country. 


Harriette Luceannah, b. Sept. 6, 1823, m. June 30, 1852, Rev. Elijah 



Douglas Murphy, b. Feb. 1, 1818, in Potsdam, N. Y. ; is pastor 

of the Mariners' church, N. Y. ; five children. 
Simeon Starr, b. Oct. 8, 1825, m. Oct. 8, 1850, Eliza Annie Schurck; res. 

Albert Higley, b. Dec. 21, 1827, m. Lucy Burrell; res. Yonkers, N. Y. 
Caroline Eliza, b. May 27, 1830, d. Feb. 1, 1868, at Jacksonville, Fla., the 

wife of N. C. Dermett. 
Mary Emma, b. Dec. 11, 1832, m. B. F. Jackson; res. Columbia, S. C. 
Nathaniel, b. Apl. 29, 1835, d. Sept. 6, 1852. 
Cornelius Buell, b. Feb. 22, 1838, m. Sarah Sanderson, of Springfield, 

Mass. He d. Oct. 17, 1864. 
Frederick Henry, b. Apl. 1, 1841, m. Mary Law; res. W. 


CAROLINE STARR, dau. of Daniel 216, b. Nov. 8, 1804, in Litch- 
field; m. May 10, 1831, Dr. JOSHUA RHODES, son of Frederick 
Davis and ALice {Rhodes) WIMBERLY, b. May 10, 1795, in South Caro- 
lina; a practicing physician ; lived about four miles from Jeffersonville, 
Twiggs Co., Ga. ; in 1840 removed into the town, where he d. Jan. 26, 


Henry Thomas, b. Dec. 30, 1834,' d. May 27, 1854. 

Frederick Ezekiel, b. Sept. 26, 1836; was 2d Lieut. Co. I, 6th Reg't Ga. 
Vols., Confederate Army; killed Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam. 

George Welch, b. June 13, 1838; was Capt. of Co. K, 11th Reg't Ga. 
Vols., Confederate Army; d. in the service June 21, 1862, at Rich- 
mond, Va. 

John Lowry, b. Jan. 24, 1841 ; living in Jeffersonville. 

Joshua Rhodes, b. Nov. 26, 1843. 

22 1 

JANE STARR, dau. of Daniel 216, b. Jan. 20, 1807. At the age of 15 
she united with the Cong, church; became a dearly beloved mother, 
bringing up her children in the fear of the Lord, and went to her reward 
Feb. 21, 1876. She m. Sept. 1, 1834, BIRDSEYE, son of Samuel and 
Elizabeth {Seymour) NEVINS, b. Oct. 22, 1802. They were born in 
Litchfield, Ct. The day after their marriage they started for Ohio; bought 
a farm in Litchfield, Medina Co., then a wilderness. He was a cripple 
from hip disease, and went on crutches, but cleared every acre of his 
farm— covered with wood — without assistance. In 1857 they removed to 
Amherst, Lorain Co. , about 20 miles from L. ; were both consistent mem- 
bers of the church, and active in every good work. 


Ann Eliza Starr, b. July 31, 1835.— Harriet Jane, b. Mch. 14, 1838.— 
Frederick Buell, b. May 10, 1840.— Charlotte Jerusha, b. May 6, 1844.— 

Seymour Starr, b. Jan. 25, 1848. 




" South Farms " is a rich farming district of Middletown, on the 
hills, one and a half miles south of the center. This family owned 
an extensive tract of land there, including the commanding posi- 
tion where now stands the State Hospital for the Insane. They 
worshiped in the First church in Mid., and were buried at the 
Farm Hill Cemetery, in their own neighborhood. The fine farms 
they cultivated, some of the houses they built, and the graves 
where the fathers sleep are still there; but the name of Starr is 
borne only by two maiden ladies, with whom it becomes extinct in 
the South Farms district. 

DANIEL STARR, son of Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 18, 1700-1, in Middletown; a weaver, 
and owned a large tract of land in South Farms, where he built a 
house, and dug the well now in use. Over the front door of the 
house was a piece of carved work in which were D. E. S., the ini- 
tials of himself and wife. The house and its contents were acci- 
dentally destroyed by fire, April 6, 1797, and on its site his grand- 
son, Daniel, built the house now standing and occupied by his 
descendants. Himself and wife were members of the First Cong, 
church, by what was called the half-way covenant. He d. Aug. 
21, 1752; buried in the Farm Hill Cem. 

He m. Feb. 26, 1723-4, ESTHER, dau. of Rev. John and 
Susannah SOUTHMAYD, of Waterbury, Ct. She was one of 
the excellent of the earth, and the fragrance of her blessed memory 
is the traditional inheritance of the present generation ; d. Feb. 5, 
1777, 8e. 77. 


224 John, b. Feb. 5, bap. 7, 1724-5. 

A Daniel, b. April 8, bap. 9, 1727; d. Sept. 2, 1743. 

235 William, b. Jan. 2, bap. 4, 1729-30. 

B Esther, b. Jan. 10, bap. 14, 1732-3; d. Oct. 28, 1747. 

+ Josiah, b. Nov. 20, bap. 24, 1734; d. Sept. 10, 1743. 

+ Seth, b. Feb. 24, bap. March 2, 1739-40; d. Aug. 28, 1743. 

223 Anna, b. Nov. 14, bap. 20, 1743. 

22S . 

ANNA STARR, dau. of Daniel 222, b. Nov. 14, 1743; d. March 14, 
1777; m. June 15, 1764, JOSHUA, son of Stephen and Ann {Goodrich) 
MILLER, b. Feb. 3, 1742; a miller; residence South Farms; d. April 22, 

21 ( 151 ) 



Caleb, b. March 29, 1765; m. Mary Ames. 

Joshua, b. Aug. 16, 1766; killed in a saw-mill, May 26, 1781. 

Josiah, b. July 19, 1768; d. May 20, 1773. 

Seth, b. Jan. 31, 1771; m. Abigail Roberts; removed to Unadilla, N. Y. 

Anna, b. ; m. Jacob Johnson. 

Esther, b. ; m. Henry Hendley. 


JOHN STARR, son of Daniel 222, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 5, 1724-5, in South Farms, 
where his short life was spent; d. Dec. 14, 1753; buried at Farm 
Hill Cem. He m. Feb. 14, 1751, PATIENCE, dau. of Stephen 
and Ann {Goodrich) MILLER, of Middletown, b. Aug. 22, 1732. 
After the death of her husband she m. Nov. 22, 1757, John Rog- 
ers, by whom she had six children. She d. Aug. 25, 1807. 


225 Josiah, b. Jan. 27; bap. Feb. 2, 1751-2. 
A Anna, b. Nov. 13, 1753; d. Oct. 24, 1824. She m. Dec. 15, 1774, 
John, son of Eleazer and Martha {Johnson) Gilbert, b. Sept. 6, 
1750; farmer at South Farms; d. Dec. 13, 1831; no children. 

: SS5 . 

JOSIAH STARR, son of John 224, Daniel 222, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 27, 1751-2, at 
South Farms. He left his native place Oct. 26, 1831, and removed 
to Ohio, where most of his family had already gone; d. April 12, 
1837, in Charlestown, Portage Co.; tailor; Methodist. 

He m. Nov. 24, 1773, MARY, dau. of Stephen and Mary 
(Starr) WARNER [266], of M., b. April 10, 1751 ; d. Aug. 7 [10 ?], 
1822, in M. 


226 John, b. Aug. 16, 1774. 
A Mary, b. Aug. 21, 1777; d. unm'd, Dec. 29, 1858, in Stow, O. 
+ Josiah, b. July 23, 1779; d. June 29, 1780. 
B Stephen Warner, b. June 18, 1781; buried Dec, 1797. 
230 Josiah, b. July 22, 1786. 
C Nancy Gilbert, b. Oct. 5, 1790, in Mid. ; d. Jan. 29, 1854, in Stow, 
O. She m. Oct. 26, 1828, John (his second wife), son of Solo- 
mon and Sarah (Sizer) Bill, of Mid., b. March 28, 1769; a carpen- 
ter; soon after his 2d m. removed to O. ; d. Oct. 10, 1844, in 
Charlestown, Portage Co. 




Almira, b. Oct., 1829, in M. ; d. July, 1832, in C— Almira, b. Jan., 
1833, in C. ; d. 1835. 


JOHN STARR, son of Josiah 225, John 224, Daniel 222, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 16, 
1774, at South Farms; in 1800 went to Malta, Saratoga Co., N. Y.; 
carried on the mercantile business and m. there; in 1828 removed 
to Huron, Erie Co., 0., on to a farm, and d. suddenly May 7, 1833. 

He m. SARAH, dau. of Joseph and Charity (Andrus) CHAND- 
LER, b. March 3, 1782, in Stillwater, N. Y.; d. Aug. 12, 1861. 


227 Josiah Warner, b. Aug. 22, 1811. 

228 John Milton, b. Sept. 30, 1813. 

A Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1815; a farmer, unm'd; lives at Huron, O. ; 
has adopted two children — 
B Joseph Frank Starr, b. Feb. 6, 1871. 
C William Starr, b. Sept. 10, 1872. 

229 Samuel, b. Aug. 26, 1818. 

D Mary, b. July 15, 1822; m. April 18, 1854, Henry Augustus Gilson, 
son of Ely, a cooper in Stow; in 1858 settled at Huron, O. In 
July, 1862, they went east for their health, visited Middletown, 
and sailed for the Bahama Islands. On the return voyage he d. , 
Nov. 29, 1862, — three days out of New York; buried in Mount 
Hope Gem., Rochester, N. Y. She survived until spring, and d. 
March 17, 1863. A son- 
John Ely Gilson, b. April 5, 1859; d. Aug. 6, 1865, at Orwell, O. 

-H Harriet, b. Oct. 11, 1824; d. April 16, 1832. 


JOSIAH WARNER STARR, son of John 226, b. Aug. 22, 
1811, in Malta, N. Y. ; the family removed to Ohio; he settled in 
Huron, Erie Co. ; farmer; d. Feb. 22, 1862. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 10, 1832, HARRIET FOX; m. (2d) JOANNA, 
dau. of James SLOATE. She was b. Sept. 5, 1820, in Orange Co., 
N. Y. ; d. Aug. 9, 1873. 


A Frances, b. March 9, 1838; in 1861 became insane on the subject of 

Spiritualism ; remains in the same condition. 
B John, drowned July 18, 1856, se. 18, while bathyig in the Huron 

C Warner, d. Aug. 1, 1852, ae. 14. 



D Maria, m. Hugh Taylor; removed to Iowa, where she d. Jan. 25, 
1864, leaving a son— Willis, b. March, 1863. 


E Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 29, 1848; m. May 31, 1868, Franklin, son of Eli- 
jah and Charlotte (Bice) Pierce, b. Jan. 25, 1849; a blacksmith in 
his native town of Huron, O. 


Emeline, b. July 26, 1870.— Benjamin Franklin, b. March 3, 

1872. — G-eorge Warner, b. July 11, 1875, and two daughters d. 

in infancy. 
F James, b. Aug. 1, 1851; m. Mary Stacy; res. Monroe, Mich.; have 

two children. 
G- Ida Emily, b. Nov. 21, 1854, unm'd. 


JOHN MILTON STARR, son of John 226, b. Sept. 30, 1813, 
in Malta, N. Y. ; the family removed to Huron, 0., where he mar- 
ried and resided since on his large and valuable farm; Univer- 
salist; m. March 30, 1850, DEBORAH MARIA, dau. of Benoni 
and Polly Dolph (Hardy) WILKINSON, b. July 30, 1828, at 
Potter, N. Y. 


A John Wilkinson, b. Jan. 24, 1851, lives on the farm where he was 
born, in Huron Co. ; m. Jan. 18, 1875, Mary Margaret, dau. of 
William John and Louisa (Shane) Hart, b. Jan. 9, 1855, in Per- 
kins, O. Children — 
B Edith May Starr, b. Sept. 18, 1876. 
C Edna Luella Starr, b. March 19, 1878. 

D Arthur Eugene, b. Oct. 3, 1853 ; farmer in Huron, unm'd. 

E Mary D., b. Dec. 5, 1856; m. May 5, 1875, Charles Augustus, son of 
Christian and Jane (Hastings) Stine, b. Oct. 17, 1851, in Milan, O. ; 
livery and sale stables in Huron. A son — 
Walter Edwin Stine, b. Nov. 10, 1876. 

-f Edwin Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1860; d. Feb. 1, 1864. 

E Ella May, b. Aug. 8, 1865. 

. SS9 : 

SAMUEL STARR, son of John 226, b. Aug. 26, 1818, in 
Malta, N. Y. ; was about ten years old when the family removed 
to Ohio; he settled at Weston, Wood Co. ; a dealer in real estate. 

He m. July 1, 1858, Mrs. MARY ELLEN DISHLER, dau. of 
William and Jane (Camp) DULLS, b. Aug. 15, 1832, Bedford 
Co., Penn. 


STOW, O., FAMILY— 230. 


A Samuel, b. March 29, 1859. 

B Stephen, ) . . „ .„ . oan 

~ , T ' [ b. April 17, 1862. 

C Mary Ellen, ) F 

D Sarah, b. May 21, 1864. 

E Franklin, b. Feb. 13, 1866. 

F Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1868. 

G John, b. Oct. 8, 1870. 


JOSIAH STARR, son of Josiah 225, John 224, Daniel 222, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. July 22, 
1786, at So. Farms, Middletown, Ct. He joined a company of 11 
families from Mid. and vicinity, to emigrate to Ohio; they started 
April 10, 1809, in ox teams, were 40 days on the journey, and set- 
tled in Stow township, Portage, now in Summit Co. It was then 
an unbroken wilderness, and stories are remembered of their 
trials and hardships, the abundance of deer and other game shot 
from the door of their log-cabins, etc. He served in the war of 
1812 as drum-major, for which he received a land warrant, and 
his widow a pension of $8 a month. The homestead was in the 
northern part of the township, near the Hudson line; he d. June 
1, 1862. 

He m. Dec. 15, 1808, MARY, dau of John and Mary (Butler) 
CANNON, b. May 23, 1788, in Blandford, Mass.; d. Aug. 17, 


231 Stephen Warner, b. Dec. 18, 1809. 

A Mary Ann, b. Feb. 22, 1812; m. Sept. 6, 1831, Norman, son of 
Selah and Lucy (Hall) Butler, b. Nov. 29, 1799, in Tolland, Mass. ; 
farmer; res. Andover, O. 


Cynthia Emily, b. Jan. 11, 1833. — Norman Starr, b. April 10, 
1834.— Charles Wesley, b. June 6, 1836.— Francis Asberry, b. 
Sept. 20, 1838.— Mary Ellen, b. May 23, 1842; d. March 16, 1846. 
— Cyrenius Josiah, b. July 8, 1844.— Julia Ann, b. Oct. 25, 1846. 
— Bradner Williamson, b. Aug. 12, 1848.— Mary Ella, b. Oct. 8, 

232 Emily Nancy, b. Feb. 22, 1814. 

233 John Cannon, b. May 1, 1816. 



B Harriet Maria, b. Sept. 25, 1818, m. Nov. 17, 1842, Moses Dan- 
forth, son of Jerry and Lovina (Danforth) Call, b. July 12, 1815, 
in Warner, N. H. ; farmer ; Commissioner of Summit Co. They 
live on the Starr homestead at Stow, O. 


Mary Lovina, b. July 31, 1843.— Emma Augusta, b. Dec. 20, 1847. 
— Ellen Josephine, b. Sept. 6, 1852. — Charles Augustine, b. May 
16, 1855. 
C Josiah, b. Mch. 7, 1821; farmer in Stow; m. Dec. 16, 1846, Julia, 
dau. of Henry Willoughby and Betsey {Kingsbury) Butler, b. 
July 12, 1830, at Stow. A daughter, 
D Alice Starr, b. Aug. 27, 1848. 
234 Charles Gilbert, b. Apl. 6, 1823. 
+ Norman Butler, b. July 3, 1827, d. Jan. 28, 1829. 


STEPHEN WARNER STARR, son of Josiah 230, Josiah 225, 
John 224, Daniel 222, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. Dec. 18, 1809, in Stow; in 1839 went to 111.; settled 
at Green bush, Warren Co.; carpenter and farmer; d. Aug. 16, 
1874. He m. April 3, 1850, MARY GAMBOL, dau. of Aaron and 
Martha (Colby) POWERS, b. May 3, 1826, in Butler Co., 0. 


A Media, b. Mch. 11, 1853, m. July 5, 1875, Abraham Niver, son of 
Anson and Maria (Niver) Decker, b. Jan. 9, 1849, in Redwood, 
N. Y. ; a painter, teacher, and farmer in Greenbush, 111. 

+ Charles, b. July 14, 1856, d. Oct. 26, 1857. 

B Stephen William, b. Feb. 22, 1858 ; lives in G. 

C Caddie Eliza, b. Feb. 1, 1860. 

D Mary Annie, b. Jan. 4, 1866. 


EMILY NANCY STARR, dau. of Josiah 230, b. Feb. 22, 1814, in Stow. 
She experienced religion at the age of 15, united with the M. E. church, 
and continued a faithful member until her death. With a feeble constitu- 
tion and a large family, she endured with much patience and cheerfulness 
the trials and sorrows incident to the life of the wife of an itinerant minis- 
ter. She died in great peace, resigned to the will of her heavenly Father, 
at Orangeville, O., Jan. 11, 1860; buried in Gustavus, O., where the citi- 
zens gave the lot, and the ladies erected a monument to her blessed mem- 

She m. Dec. 20, 1832, Rev. JOHN WESLEY, son of Benjamin and 
Caroline ( Williams) HILL, b. Mch. 26, 1802, at Granby, Ct. ; was con- 
verted at the age of 13, in Brookfleld, N. Y. , and when scarcely 18, God 
and the church called him to preach. He obeyed the call, and for more 


STOW, O., FAMILY— 233, 234. 

than half a century never rested from his labors as a faithful minister of 
the Meth. E. church; d. Sept. 23, 1873, at West Springfield, Pa. 


Wesley Benson, b. Nov. 25, 1833.— Emory Fisk, b. May 17, 1841, d. 
Jan. 19, 1843.— William Swazy, b. Dec. 8, 1842, d. May 19, 1843.— Leonidas 
Hamlin, b. Apl. 16, 1844, d. in the service of his country at Beverly 
Hospital, N. J., Oct. 16, 1864; a member of 145th Reg't O. Vols.; had 
served 2 years and 6 mos. — Susanna Maria, b. Jan. 7, 1848. — Wilbur 
Janes, b. Dec. 19, 1849.— Mary Paulina, b. Sept. 17, 1851, d. June 13, 1853. 
—John Emory, b. Aug. 21, 1853.— Ida Viola, b. Oct. 10, 1855.— Frank 
Norton, b. Mch. 30, 1859. 


JOHN CANNON STARR, son of Josiah 230 ; b. May 1, 1816, 
in Stow; Oct. 26, 1842, removed to. Mich.; settled in Trowbridge, 
Allegan Co.; farmer; a Seventh Day Adventist; d. Nov. 15, 1870. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 19, 1840, MERCY ANNETTE, dau. of John 
Hall and Abigail Parsons [Rogers) BLACKMAN, b. Jan. 25, 
1818, in Stow. d. Aug. 27, 1858. 

He m. (2d) Nov. 17, 1863, Mrs. CELESTA MERCHANT, dau. 

of John Baptiste St. Germain. After his death she m. 

Clark, and is living at Hopkins Station, Allegan Co., Mich. 


A Charles Wilbur, b. July 21, 1847; carpenter; res. Allegan, Mich.; 

Jan., 1876, unm'd. 
B Walter Clayton, b. July 27, 1857; res. Allegan, Mich. 

child by second wife. 

C John, b. July 19, 1865. 


CHARLES GILBERT STARR, son of Josiah 230, b. Apl. 6, 
1823, at Stow; Oct., 1859, went to Mo.; thence in May, 1868, to 
Iowa; settled in Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co.; justice of the 
peace; farmer. He m. Oct. 2, 1850, SUSAN HELEN, dau. of 
Palmer and Anna (Horton) WILLIAMSON, b. Sept. 18, 1833, 
in Stow. 


A Ella Mary, b. July 1, 1852, m. Sept. 3, 1873, Charles Henry, son of 
Samuel N. and Laura {Ferry) Coy, b. Aug. 19, 1849, at Brimfleld, 
Mass.; farmer in Grove Township, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. 
A daughter, 

Alice Leora Coy, b. July 17, 1875. 



B Warner, b. July 2, 1854. 

+ Henry Howe, b. Dec. 6, 1856, d. Jan. 18, 1860. 

C Palmer Williamson, b. Oct. 6, 1866. 

D Mtrrha Mabel, b. Sept. 18, 1869. 

E Manly Lilburn, b. Sept. 3, 1872. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Daniel 222, Joseph 197, Comfort 
165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 2, 1729-30, at South Farms; 
followed the sea from a boy, but must have remained on shore 
from 1753 to 1762, for during that time he was elected to several 
responsible offices in Middletown which would have required his 
presence. After 1752 he attended the Episcopal church, and was, 
"June 19, 1760, appointed to read the service in the absence of 
the clergy";- and Mch. 23, 1761, chosen warden. He was in an 
expedition sent out by the Colonies to Havana. A journal which 
he kept from the very beginning of the expedition, now in the pos- 
session of his great-grandson, Caleb A. Starr, shows good scholar- 
ship, a thorough knowledge of the affair in hand, and a prompt 
courage. He sailed for the West Indies with a cargo of horses, 
and his brief history closes with the following entry on the town 
records: " William Starr went from hence to sea the 4th day of 
August, 1763, and had a heavy storm, and never heard of since." 

He m. Oct. 8, 1747, SARAH, dau. of William and Susannah 
(Collins) ROBERTS, of M., b. May 12, 1725. The following 
from the records of the First church of M. : "Apl. 6, 1797. This 
day Daniel Starr informed of the death of his mother, y e widow 
Sarah Starr, relict of Lieut. William Starr. She had a consump- 
tion; died about three weeks since up y e country, where she had 
been several months with her children. He supposes she was over 
70 years old. She died at Chester, Mass., at the house of Charles 
Plumb, who married her dau." 


236 Esther, b. Dec. 2, 1748, bap. Dec. 4. 
239 Daniel, b. Aug. 10, 1750, bap. Aug. 12. 

237 Susannah, b. Aug. 13, bap. 16, 1752. 

4- Sarah, b. Feb. 15, 1755, d. Feb. 3, 1758. 

245 William, b. Jan. 31, 1757, founder of " Deerfield " family. 

238 Sarah, b. May 1, 1759, bap. May 20. 
250 John, b. Apl. 10, 1761. 

257 Seth, b. Sept, 25, 1763, founder of "Baltimore" family. 


SOUTH FARMS FAMILY— 236, 237, 238, 239. 


ESTHER STARR, dau. of William 235, b. Dec. 2, 1748, d. Jan. 12, 
1804, m. Sept. 8, 1768, JONATHAN, son of Hezekiah and Ruth {Cen- 
ter) HUBBARD, 1). Mcli. 29, 1750, d. Sept. 3, 1800; res. South Farms; 
buried in Farm Hill Cem. 


William, b. Mcb. 30, 1769.— Jonathan, b. Dec. 2, 1770.— Daniel, b. Aug. 
8, 1772, d. Sept. 23, 1776.— Esther, b. June 29, 1774, d. Sept. 25, 1782.— 
Richard, b. Feb. 20, 1776, d. Sept. 26, 1776.— Daniel, d. Aug. 26, 1780, ae. 

3 yrs. — Ruth, m Daniel Cotton, d. in Canaan, Ct. — Richard, b. . — 

Robert, d. in Granville, Mass.— Esther, b. Feb. 18, 1787, d. Dec. 23, 1864, 
at Sag Harbor, N. Y; the wife of Wm. B. Fordham; he d. June 13, 1865. 


SUSANNAH STARR, dau. of William 235, b. Aug. 13, 1752, d. Aug., 
1822. She m. June 19, 1769, CHARLES, son of Waitstill John and 
Rhoda PLUMB, of M., b. June 10, 1749; res. Middletown, where the 
children were born and bap. in Epis. church; afterward the family re- 
moved to Chester, Mass., thence to Aurora, O. 


Charles, b. Jan. 25, 1773, d. Aug. 26, 1789.— Rhoda, b. Oct. 5, 1778.— 
Seth, b. Jan. 1, 1781.— Francis, b. Feb. 22, 1783.— Clarinda, b. Apl. 11, 
1786.— Samuel Fairchild, b. Dec. 29, 1787.— James b. . 


SARAH STARR, dau. of William 235, b. May 1, 1759, at South Farms, 
d. June 9, 1848, m. Dec. 11, 1783, ZEBADIAH, son of Zebadiah and 
Clorinda {Backus) LATHROP, of Norwich, Ct. ; a joiner; res. Middle- 
town, d. Jan. 5, 1804. 


Lucretia Starr, b. Jan. 15, 1785, d. Mch. 3, 1866, m. Nov. 27, 1804, Nehe- 

miah Rogers ; res. N. Y. 
Sally, b. Mch. 23, 1787, d. Dec, 11, 1793. 
Clorinda Backus, b. Sept. 19, 1790, d. 1862, in Warren, R. I. 
Joseph Backus, b. July 10, 1793, d. Oct. 12, 1795. 
Joseph Edwards, b. Feb. 15, 1796, m. Nov. 6, 1825, Lucy Kelley; res. 

Providence, R. I. 
Sarah Starr, b. Dec. 6, 1798, d. Jan. 16, 1826, m. June 29, 1820, Selah Short. 


DANIEL STARR, son of William 235, Daniel 222, Joseph 197, 

Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 10, 175,0, at South 

Farms ; a joiner, and worked the farm. He built the house, now 

occupied by his granddaughter, on the site of the old one built by 

22 ( 159 ) 


his grandfather, that was burned ; served in the war of the Revolu- 
tion; would never receive pay or pension, but said, " I gave my 
services to my country, and will take no pay for them; " a peace- 
maker, to whom the neighbors appealed for the settlement of their 
difficulties; selectman, and elected to other town offices; chorister 
in the First church for many years, of which himself and wife 
were consistent members. He d. Dec. 27, 1827; buried at Farm 
Hill Cem. 

He m. Mch. 25, 1773, MABEL, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth 
(Roberts) BOWE, b. Sept. 22, 1751, at S. F.; d. Dec. 8, 1822. 


A Mabel, b. Aug. 10, 1774, d. Mch. 11, 1854, unm'd. 
+ Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1, 1776, d. Feb. 12, 1776. 

240 Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1777. 

B Daniel, b'. May 6, 1779; a sailor; d. Oct. 19, 1800, at Grenada. 

241 Jesse Johnson, b. Jan. 28, 1782. 

C Lucy, b. Jan. 27, 1784, d. Apl. 26, 1809, m. Apl. 7, 1808, David, son 
of Solomon and Rebecca (Hazletori) Walkley, of Haddam, b. Aug. , 
1786. They went to West Springfield, Mass. The wife lived but 
a year. He then returned to his native town ; m. again and d. 
July 25, 1849. She left a son, 

Lucius Starr Walkley, b. Apl. 19, 1809; farmer; lives in West- 
brook, Ct. ; m. Dec. 27, 1830, Sally A. Knowles; two children. 
244 Comfort, U Ju1 1M?86; 

D Sylvester, ) a joiner; lived at South Farms; d. Oct. 

27, 1845, m. Mch. 19, 1816, Sarah, dau. of Constant and Thank- 
ful Johnson, of M. She d. Mch. 19, 1858, ae. 69, no children. 


ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Daniel 239, b. Jan. 8, 1777, d. July 3, 
1842. She m. Apl. 16, 1797, EBENEZER, son of Jonathan and Mar- 
tha {Sage) SOUTHMAYD, of M. ; b. Jan. 23, 1775; settled in Castleton, 
Yt. ; d. Sept. 30, 1831. 


Jonathan Coleman, b. Feb. 5, 1798, m. 1823, Sereph Sequesta Ormsbee, of 

Shoreham, Yt. , and d. Oct. 8, 1838, at Rutland, Yt. ; a clergyman. 
Ebenezer Sage, b. Jan. 16, 1800, m. Oct. 28, 1821, Sarah Cool. 
Daniel Starr, b. Feb. 11, 1802, m. Sept. 13, 1827, Joanna Kent; a minister; 

went a missionary to Texas, and d. at Fort Bend, Jan. 15, 1837. 
Esther Wetmore, b. Dec. 16, 1803, m. Feb. 28, 1833, Joseph S. Walton; 

lived at Sherbrooke, Canada. She d. Dec. , 1855, while on a visit 

at New Haven, Ct. 

Julia Emily, b. Feb. 28, 1806, d. Aug. 23, 1840. 

William, U Mc]i ^ 180g . both d - n infancy 

Sally, ) 



John Allen Hall, b. May 24, 1809, d. Men. 18, 1810. 

Lucy Starr, b. Apl. 3, 1811, d. Mch. 27, 1813. 

Lucy Starr, b. June 22, 1813, d. Mch. 28, 1842, unm'd. 

John Allen Hall, b. Mch. 24, 1815, d. unm'd, Apl. 29, 1861, in Cal. 

Infant, b. and d. Oct. 4, 1816. 

Elizabeth Starr, b. Feb. 15, 1818, d. July 23, 1845, m. Feb., 1839, Isaac 

William Sylvester Starr, b. Dec. 28, 1819; drowned Apl. 17, 1851, by the 

capsizing of the barque " Santee," off Chagres; unm'd. 

S4 1 ■ 

JESSE JOHNSON STARR, son of Daniel 239, William 235, 
Daniel 222, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Jan. 28, 1782, at S. F., Middletown; went to Vermont; lived in 
Castleton; settled in 1817 at Burlington; a tinsmith and stove- 
dealer. Having acquired a competence, he retired from active 
business the later years of his life; vestryman and warden of the 
Epis. church; d. Mch 4, 1860. 

He m. (1st) Jan. 22, 1809, HARRIET, dau. of Elias and Nancy 
(Bentley) HALL, of Castleton, b. Jan. 5, 1791, d. Nov. 30, 1829; 
m. (2d) Oct. 31, 1830, Mrs. CATHARINE W. DUBOIS, dau. of 
Louis Curtis. She d. July 26, 1831, se. 30; m. (3d) July 23, 
1832, Mrs. WEALTHY ANN (Foote) HURLBURT. She d. 
Jan. 6, 1847, ae. 62. 


242 Albert Johnson, b. Aug. 19, 1810. 

+ John Coit Hall, b. Sept. 30, 1812, d. Mch. 21, 1826. 

+ George Williams, ¥Tov. 10, 1817, d. Jan. 12, 1821. 

+ Henry Hall, b. July 12, 1820, d. Aug. 5, 1820. 

243 George Williams, b. Apl. 14, 1822. 


. ALBERT JOHNSON STARR, son of Jesse Johnson 241, b. 
Aug. 19, 1810, in Castleton; lived at Burlington, Vt., Buffalo, and 
now is the proprietor of " Washington Hall," Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y. ; Congregational. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 3, 1839, JANE ELIZA, dau. of Joel Thayer, 
of Palmyra, N. Y., b. in 1818, d. Nov. 5, 1840, at Buffalo; m. (2d) 
Mch. 19, 1865, Mrs. Lucia S. Frazier, dau. of Henry and Bet- 
sey E. (Cook) DENSMORE, of Colchester, Vt., b. Nov. 6, 1841. 




A Charles Hall, b. June 1, 1840, at Buffalo; was in the service of his 
country, in the 100th Reg't N. Y. Vols. ; honorably discharged at 
the close of the war. 

B Jesse, b. July 24, 1867, at Burlington. 


GEORGE WILLIAMS STARR, son of Jesse Johnson 241, b. 
Apl. 14, 1822, in Burlington, Vt. ; settled in Erie, Pa. ; a member 
of the Legislature of that State in 1871-2. 

He m. Oct 7, 1851, MARY A., dau. of S. V. HAMOT, of Erie. 


+ Jesse Hamot, b. Jan. 19, 1853, d. Dec. 10, 1866. 
+ Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1858, d. Dec. 3, 1866. 


COMFORT STARR, son of Daniel 239, William 235, Daniel 
222, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. July 
12, 1786; lived and died at the old Starr homestead, in South 
Farms, Middletown, Ct. ; a joiner. July ], 1821, he united with 
the First church, and Aug. 1, 1822, his wife was received by letter 
from the church in Cromwell. He d. Mch. 28, 1829; buried in 
Farm Hill Cem. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 23, 1810, MARY, dau. of Stephen and Lucy 
(Roberts) MILLER, b. June 16, 1786, at S. F., d. May 20, 1811. 
He m. (2d) Apl. 29, 1822, MARY, dau. of Benjamin and Eunice 
(Robbins) BUTLER, of Rocky Hill, Ct., b* Sept. 30, 1790, d. Sept. 

5, 1863. 

CHILDREN by first wife. 
A Mary Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1811, unm'd. 


B Harriet Lucy, b. Feb. 27, 1824, unm'd. 

C Sophia Butler, b. Nov. 26, 1826. She is living in the home of her 
fathers for four generations, in South Farms ; united in 1842 with 
the First church in Middletown ; is deeply interested in the gene- 
alogy of the Starr family, and to her record are we indebted for 
much of the information pertaining to this branch, which she 
and her sisters have most carefully preserved. She m. July 23, 
1857, John Roberts, son of Charles D. and Maria {Roberts) Wil- 
liams, b. Aug. 28, 1823, in Middletown; is superintendent of the 
extensive works of the Russell Manf . Co. , nearly opposite their 
residence; no children. 




WILLIAM STARR, son of William 235, Daniel 222, Joseph 
19V, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 31, 1757, at 
Middletown, Conn., where he m. Dec. 27, 1781, ELIZABETH, 
dau. of Samuel and Chloe (Cruttenden) STARR [269], b. Jan. 9, 
1761, at M.; d. July 29, 1829. 

About 1793 they removed to Greenfield, Mass., where her sister 
Mrs. Lucas was living, and he had the charge of the flouring mill 
of the town; in 1804 removed to Deerfield, and was superintend- 
ent of the extensive " Stebbins Mills; " a man of unflinching hon- 
esty, with the most tender-hearted compassion for the poor and 
suffering; when remonstrated with by his wife for giving so much 
to the needy, replied, " Lizzie, those children must not go hungry." 
He d. Jan. 23, 1831, of consumption; u a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion of 1776;" Baptist. 

The following tribute to his memory is from a pamphlet, written 
Feb. 28, 1871, by his granddaughter Eliza A. Starr, addressed to 
the Pocomtuck Valley Memorial Association, asking that a wreath 
of laurel may be laid on his grave on Decoration day, which has 
since been sacredly performed every year: 

"The placid picture of this aged man lives in my mind too 
vividly for time to weaken its beautiful traits, or to rob it of one 
touch of pathetic tranquility. From the Bible which lay on his 
knees for a great part of every day I learned my letters; and this 
very Bible, yellow with age, and bearing some marks of the child- 
ish handling it has received, has an honored place on my writing 
desk. No volume, however costly, is ever allowed to displace it, 
and I love to remember the mild eye which so faithfully pored 
over its pages, and the gentle finger which pointed out in it my 
first letters." " My grandfather entered the army in defence of his 
country in his sixteenth year, and served four years, or until the 
disbr.nding of the American army after peace had been declared. 
. . . We all know the sort of ' bounties ' paid to the soldiers of 
the Revolution of '76, and what pay and what rations they drew. 
When he came from the service, in his twentieth year, he returned 
to his father without hat, coat, or shoes. His young feet had left 
tracks in blood on the snow of Valley Forge during the terrible 
winter of '78, when even the courage of Washington was probed 
to the quick, while he had fought in the ranks on the plains of 



Monmouth, on that awful 28th of July, 17*78, when, as historians 
tell us, more soldiers, on both sides, died of thirst and from heat 
than from cannon or musket balls, — lying under the pitiless sun 
with black and swollen tongues protruding from mouths parched 
with the intolerable death-thirst. Through such heat, and through 
such cold, the young soldier had gone with unflinching fortitude 
and uncomplaining patience; and I am sure he never grudged one 
of these sufferings for his country, nor did he ask any other recog- 
nition of his service than the privilege of living peacefully under 
the government he had helped to establish." 


A Esther Southmayd, b. Sept. 30, 1782, d. Aug. 7, 1812, unm'd. 

246 William, b. Nov. 17, 1783. 

-+- Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, bap. Sept. 4, 1785; d. Oct. 28, 1785. 

B Samuel, b. Sept. 16, 1786; a carpenter by trade; went one voyage 
to sea; afterward engaged in business with his uncle Samuel, in 
Albany, N. Y. ; lost his health; was a confirmed invalid for 17 
years; d. April 3, 1843, at his brother's, in Sullivan, N. Y. 

247 Seth, b. March 8, 1789, bap. May 3. 

248 Oliver, b. April 2, 1791, bap. May 29, in M. 

C Lucy, b. June 23, 1793, at Mid. ; d. Sept. 8, 1843; m. June 22, 1824, 
Capt. John Chapman, b. in New Hampshire; lived at Sullivan, 
Madison Co. , N. Y. ; a farmer, and contractor in the internal 
improvements of the State; honest to the last degree — one " who 
sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. " On the Chenango 
canal he was faithful in carrying out the contract to the end, 
even to his own financial ruin; d. Dec. 20, 1850, se. 88, at Bing- 
hamton. A son — 

John Fletcher Chapman, b. Jan. 21, 1826; is a nurseryman at 
Fayetteville, N. Y., unm'd. 

D Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1798 ; d. May 21, 1813, of consumption. 

+ Beverly, b. Aug. 11, 1801 ; d. Aug. 22, 1802. 


"WILLIAM STARR, son of William 245, William 235, Daniel 
222, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 
17, 1783, at Deerfield; learned the printer's trade, in which his 
natural studiousness found gratification. His library was one of 
uncommon excellence, and the family " Coat of Arms," with its 
balance and eight stars, its lion couchant for its crest, beautifully 
painted, was one of its most precious decorations. This picture is 
in the possession of his descendants. He removed to Sullivan, 

Mad. Co., N. Y., in 1830; d. July 11, 1840; Baptist. 



He m. Jan. 18, 1812, CLARISSA, dau. of Joseph and Priscilla 
(Luce) BOYDEN, of Conway, Mass., b. March 17, 1789. A son, 

S46 A. 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STARR, b. May 10, 1813, at Deer- 
field; lived at Sullivan, N. Y. ; Jan., 1844, removed to Osceola, 
Tioga Co., Pa.; d. March 20, 1849; farmer; Methodist. Hem. 
March 15, 1838, Mary Dickinson, dan. of Ephraim and Nancy 
(Wheeler) Kittle, b. July 28, 1817, at Union, N. Y. (She m. (2d) 
March 11, 1852, Levi Redfield, living 1877 in Farmington, Pa.) 


B Charles Henry, b. Nov. 6, 1839, at Sullivan, N. Y. ; farmer in 
Farmington, Pa., unm'd; enlisted Sept. 1, 1864, in Co. H, 207th 
Reg't Pa. Vols; discharged May 31, 1865. 

C Mary Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1842, at Phelps, N. Y. ; m. May 26, 
1863, John Surson, son of George Griffin and Julia {Morris) See- 
lye, b. July 11, 1840, in Farmington, Pa.; farmer; residence 
Paola, Miami Co., Kan. 


Daniel Henry, b. Jan. 19, 1865.— Olive May, b. March 8, 1870.— 

Clara Belle, b. Nov. 12, 1872.— Helen Leanora, b. March 28, 1875. 
D Sarah Ja^e, b. March 21, 1845; m. Feb. 10, 1875, Henry Marcus, 

son of William and Ann (Sullivan) Nelligan, b. July 25, 1848; 

res. Fulton, N. Y. 
E Mattie Deaphcordarth, b. Sept. 12, 1847; m. Oct. 29, 1869, John 

Godfred Wilhelm, son of Jacob and Magdalena (Egger) Weis- 

Miller, b. Nov. 17, 1841, at Wimmis, Canton Berne, Switzerland; 

blacksmith at Paola, Kan. 
F Helen Lenora, b. Sept. 6, 1849, unm'd. 


SETH STARR, son of William 245, William 235, Daniel 222, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. March 8, 
1789, at Middletown, Conn.; removed in childhood to Mass.; 
lived in Deerfield until his marriage; then settled in the village of 
Canasaraga, Sullivan, Madison Co., N. Y., and spent 22 years on 
a farm, which he brought to a high state of cultivation. He was 
a scientific and intellectual man, a leader in the educational inter- 
ests of the town, an almost constant and always active trustee 
in the schools, and exerted a great influence upon the moral train- 
ing of the young; a man of pure, unswerving principles, highly 
esteemed, and possessing the confidence of all who knew him • sl 
Methodist, contributing liberally to the building of churches, sup- 



port of trie gospel, and all worthy objects of benevolence. In 
1844 he removed on to the " Douglass farm,' 1 in the same town. 
Meanwhile consumption, which was hereditary in the family, and 
had already removed two daughters and an only son, made rapid 
progress on his slender frame, ending his mortal life Nov. 10, 

He m. Jan. 15, 1822, HARRIET, dau. of Zebulon and Polly 
(Noyes) DOUGLASS, b. Sept. 13, 1797, in Sullivan. 


A William Douglass, b. Oct. 30, 1822, of noble promise; d. Jan. 21, 
1844, unm'd. 

B Mary Eliza, b. Aug. 17, 1824; d. May 18, 1841. 

C Sarah Ann. b. Aug. 27, 1826 ; her life has been marked by a noble 
energy; for several years matron of the Lunatic Asylum at 
Utica, rilling that onerous position in a manner to win the hearts 
of the patients, and the unreserved approbation of the officials ; 
but her enthusiastic devotion to her charge destroyed her health, 
and she has been an invalid for 12 years. 

D Caroline Childs, b. March 6, 1828; after a useful Christian life, 
closing with four years of patient suffering, she rested from her 
labors July 23, 1876. She m. Oct. 1, 1856, Joseph Worcester, 
son of Joseph and Maria (JVellis) Bruce, b. July 3, 1821, in Lenox, 
Mad. Co. , N. Y. ; a farmer in his native town. A daughter, 
Nancy Amelia Bruce, b. Dec. 4, 1857. 

E Amelia Kellogg, b. Jan. 26, 1830; d. Dec. 19, 1844. 

F Ellen Douglass, b. June 27, 1832. Her life has been devoted to 
teaching, until within a few years ; — many thanks for her kind 
assistance in collecting records of this branch. 

G Jane Chapman, b. June 6, 1838; d. Dec. 28, 1867. She m. May 24, 
1864, Moses, son of Samuel and Clorinda Starr {Catlin) [270] Wad- 
hams, b. Nov. 23, 1836, at Plymouth, Pa. ; farmer, and real 
estate broker in Wilkesbarre, Pa. 


Marion Starr, b. Sept. 5, 1866.— John Starr, b. Dec. 16, 1867; d. 
Nov. 10, 1868. 

. S48 

OLIVER STARR, son of William 245, William 235, Daniel 
222, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. April 
2, 1791, in Middletown, Conn. ; was two years old when the 
family removed to Mass. ; assisted his father in the mill, and, with 
a natural eye for colors, and enough of scientific taste to enjoy 
chemicals, he studied with great enthusiasm into the mystery of 
dyes, and became master of the art, which he carried on for some 



time. The " Meadow Homestead " in Deerfield was the place of 
patriarchal hospitality, where the poor, the hungry, and the wan- 
dering were fed and refreshed. In the winter of 1854-5 he 
decided to emigrate; the homestead was sold, and April 2, 1855, 
on his 64th birthday, the old home was broken up, and soon after 
a new farm was bought, a new home made in Laona, Winnebago 
Co., 111. A gentler spirit never found its place in man. His 
benignity was a halo of beauty in his age, and never more beauti- 
ful than when standing by the open grave of his wife, his thin 
locks bared under a Feb. sky, he thanked his friends and neigh- 
bors for the respectful kindness to him and to his dead, closing 
with the words — "He that believeth in Me shall never die." He 
d. April 26, 1870. 

He m. May 30, 1821, LOVINA, dau. of Caleb and Judith 
(Hawks) ALLEN, of D., b. Oct. 9, 1786; d. Feb. 15, 1864. She 
was granddaughter of Samuel Allen, who, on the 25th of Aug., 
1746, fell under the fire of the Indians, while defending his young 
family from their assaults. The story of this tragedy, in which a 
father and uncle were killed, a daughter tomahawked, and a 
young son carried into captivity, is preserved in history, as well as 
in the traditions of the family. 


249 Caleb Allen, b. March 3, 1822. 
A Eliza Ann ("Allen,") b. Aug. 29, 1824, in Deerfield, Mass.; and 
educated at its famous old academy. In 1846, having shown a 
decided talent for drawing and literature, she went to Boston and 
studied for two years, under the direction of the well-known 
artist, Mrs. Caroline, wife of Richard Hildreth, the historian; 
then to Brooklyn, 1ST. Y. , as drawing teacher in a large boarding- 
school ; thence teaching drawing and French in Phila. , where she 
made the acquaintance of the Roman Catholic Archbishop Ken- 
rick, whose influence affected her whole religious thought and 
subsequent life. In 1851 she accepted the situation of teacher in 
the family of a wealthy planter in Natchez, and remained there 
two years. During all this time her pen was not idle — she was a 
constant contributor, both in prose and verse, to a number of 
magazines and papers, frequently illustrating them herself; after- 
ward spent some time in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Boston, 
where she opened a studio ; but the climate proving unfavorable 
to her health, established herself in Chicago in 1856, where she 
might almost be called 'the Pioneer of Art. Her studio was 
crowded early and late with pupils, and her time happily divided 
between the pencil and the pen. In 1866, urged by her friends, 
23 (167) 


she collected and published the poems written in previous years. 
In 1871 she published "Patron Saints," a book devoted to the 
interests of Roman Catholic youth. The twelve illustrations it 
contained, after celebrated religious pictures, were drawn on 
wood by herself. She has since etched twelve similar ones on 
steel plates, for a second volume under the same title, for which 
the material is nearly prepared. In 1871 the great Chicago fire 
destroyed " St. Joseph's Cottage," as her beautiful home was 
called, where she had lived for eight years, and was filled with 
the treasures of a lifetime, and she was again a wanderer. One 
year afterward she accepted an invitation to make St. Mary's 
Academy, near South Bend, Ind. , her home until her own was 
rebuilt. While with the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who have 
there their mother house, she assisted them to form an art 
department after the best models of Europe and America. In 
1875, accompanied by her nephew, William W. Starr, the sculp- 
tor, she visited Europe, spending months in Rome, and other 
cities in Italy, studying more especially their Christian monu- 
ments. All must regret that severe illness, on her return through 
England, prevented the carrying out of a cherished plan to make 
a pilgrimage to the home of our ancestor, Dr. Comfort Starr, at 
Ashford, and sketching with her pencil some object in the 
ancient town, not only as a sacred memento for herself, but to 
appear in these pages for the interest and pleasure of the whole 
family. She returned to Chicago, and in 1877 rebuilt "St. 
Joseph's Cottage," where, in her studio, from the rich harvest of 
manuscript and sketches she had garnered in her foreign tour, 
gave a course of lectures during the winters of 1877, '78, and '79, 
to ladies, upon the "Literature of Christian Art"; beginning 
with the Catacombs, has come down to Raphael and Michael 
Angelo. The numerous cultivated company who weekly gath- 
ered there, testify to the pride we may well feel in our gifted 
kinswoman, and in her continued enthusiastic devotion to artistic 
and literary pursuits, anticipate even a more brilliant future in 
store for her. 

B Eunice Allen, b. Apl. 5, 1827, m. Dec. 4, 1849, Charles Woodward 
Wilder, son of Rev. Dr. Charles and Anna {Smith) Wellington, 
b. May 17, 1825, in Templeton, Mass. ; graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1846 ; interested in mineralogy, and has made a valuable 
collection of specimens; a merchant in Boston; res. "Walnut 
Knoll," Hyde Park, Mass. ; no children. 

C Oliver, b. Oct. 29, 1830, d. July 19, 1845. 


CALEB ALLEN STARR, son of Oliver 248, b. Mch. 3, 1822, 
in Deerfield, Mass. ; at the age of 18 made a voyage to Calcutta, 



and for five years followed the sea, but left it on the death of his 
younger brother, and lived in his native town until 1855 ; then 
with his fa,ther emigrated to 111., bought a farm at Laona, Winne- 
bago Co.; an advocate of the " Grange," a self -protecting guild for 
the interest of the whole agricultural community; earnest for a 
farmer's term in the graded schools, and active in starting a 
Farmers' Life Ins. Association; in 1877, sold his farm and went 
into the drug business in Durand, in the same Co. 

He m. May 25, 1848, SUSAN GATES, dau. of Samuel and 
Electa (Gates) CHILDS, of Deerfield. 


A Mary Houghton, b. Apl. 14, 1849; living in Boston, Mass.; "Art" 
her profession, — crayon portraits, landscapes in oil and water 

B William Wesley, b. Jan. 9, 1851 ; early turned his attention to art 
modeling. After his success in three medallion likenesses, — the 
first made at the age of 20, — modeled a bust of Rev. Robert Col- 
yer, of C. In 1875 he went to Rome, where he modeled his first 
statue for the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Chicago. Heads in 
crayon fill the intervals between designs for sculpture ; studio in 

C Ellen Gates, b. Mch. 19, 1859 ; is making literature her study and 

D Albert Childs/d. May 24, 1861. 

end of the deerfield family. 


JOHN STARR, son of William 235, Daniel 222, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 10, 1761, at Mid- 
dletown; removed to Catskill, N. Y.; a miller, and lived just 
under the mountains in Cairo neighborhood. His house, with all 
the family records and papers, were destroyed by fire. He d. 
about 1815, and was buried in the village cemetery. 

He m. Feb. 6, 1783, BATHSHEBA, dau. of John and Bath- 
sheba (Sage) COTTON, b. Mch. 4, 1764. After the death of her 
husband she lived with her dau. in Newark, N. J.; d. Nov. 23, 
1823 ; buried in the First Pres. church-yard at N. 


A Rachel, m. (1st) Enoch Charlotte, (2d) Tripp. 

B Patty, b. Feb. 14, 1786, d. Mch. 28, 1864. She m. at the age of 19, 
John, son of Gersham and Mary (Smith) Halstead, b. at Newburg, 



N. Y. ; a ship-builder ; overseer in the navy yard under Pres. 
Jackson; lived in New York; d. Jan. 11, 1849, se. 69 years and 
six months ; buried in Greenwood. 


Mary, b. Mch. 23, 1806.— Julia Anna, b. Jan., 1808, d. in N. Y.— 
Eliza, b. Nov., 1810.— Nancy, b. Dec. 8, 1812.— James, b. Aug. 7, 

1814.— Julia Anna, b. and d. .—John, b. Dec. 7, 1819, d. 1843, 

in Brooklyn. — Martha, b. July 1, 1822. — Charles Lafayette, d. 
1828, in N. Y.— Julia Anna, b. Mch. 23, 1826, d. , at Lyme. 

251 John, b. Dec. 1, 1788. 
C Nancy, d. Nov. 21, 1862, se. 70 yr. 1 mo. 23 d. ; m. (1st) Apl. 11, 

1809, Hoyt. He d. Aug. 12, 1811. She m. (2d) May, 1819, 

in Catskill, Dea. Jonathan Wilson. He d. June 30, 1848, 3d. 53 
yr. 11 mo., in Granville, O. 

256 Jason, b. Apl. 6, 1796. 
D Lucy, b. at Catskill, d. in child-birth, Feb., 1834, se. about 40. She 
m. at C, by Rev. Dr. Porter, Apl., 1817, Ellison, son of Stephen 
Marshall Conger, b. in Troy, N. Y. ; settled in Newark, N. J. ; a 
tallow-chandler, and became a man of wealth, an enterprising 
citizen, an honored and consistent member of the Pres. church, 
an early advocate of the abolition of slavery, of prohibitory 
liquor laws, &c. He became a Greek and Hebrew scholar after 
he was 60 years of age; d. Nov. 22, 1864, se. 73. 


Ann, b. Feb. 4, 1818, d. 1834.— Judson, b. May 4, 1819, d. 1854.— 
Joseph, b. Jan. 13, 1831, d. 1843, a member of Union College, 

Alfred, b. May 23, 1824; living at Elizabeth, N. J. ; m. Aug. 9, 
1859, Joanna Hone Losson ; three children — two living. 
Elmina Jewell, b. June 4, 1825, d. July 17, 1859; she m. Oct. 
25, 1855, Dr. John Bininger Scott, who d. Oct. 17, 1859, ib. 39; 
two children. 

Henry Martyn, b. May 13, 1826, d. 1836, at school at Mendham, 
N. J.— Martha Starr, b. Sept. 30, 1828.— Abby Butler, b. July 31, 
1830.— William White Day, b. Feb. 10, 1834, d. 1862; a member 
of Oberlin Coll. 
E Mary; was dead in 1817. She m. Richard Dutcher; adau., Mary, 
m. Charles Francis ; living in Newark, N. J. 

2& 1 

JOHN STARR, son of John 250, William 235, Daniel 222, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 1, 
1788, in Middletown, Ct.; brought up in Catskill, N. Y., where 



his parents had removed. In 1814 he joined the emigrant colony 
organized by the venerable Dr. Cooley, of Granville, Mass., for a 
settlement in Ohio. They made the journey (and tedious it must 
have been) in wagons drawn by oxen, over the Alleghany moun- 
tains, to Granville, Licking Co., 0.; shoemaker; d. Sept. 21, 1834. 
He m. Apl. 15, 1808, SOPHIA, dau. of Col. Daniel and Jeru- 
sha [Parsons) BAKER, b. Dec. 13, 1792, in Sandisfield, Mass.; d. 
Dec. 13, 1862; both members of Pres. church, and had'twelve 


+ Emeline, b. Aug. 25, 1810, d. Aug. 31, 1823. 

252 Milton Baker, b. June 14, 1812. 

A Samuel Hoyt, b. Oct. 6, 1814 ; went to Cal. some thirty years ago, 

and not heard of since. 
+ Lucy, b. Feb. 8, 1817, d. Oct. 24, 1817. 

253 Lucy Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1818. 

B Sophia, b. Aug. 25, 1820, m. William Starr [28 E]. 

254 Mary Ellen, b. May 8, 1823. 

C Emeline, b. July 5, 1825, m. Apl. 23, 1846, Hon. Luman Parsons, 
son of Hiram P. and Chloe (Harris) Rose, b. Sept. 20, 1826 ; State 
superintendent of common schools ; res. Columbus, O. 


Milton Timothy, b. Apl. 7, 1847, m. Oct. 3, 1870, Melvina O. 
Graves. — Clarence Lelford, b. Nov. 30, 1852. — Lena May, b. May 
27, 1857.— Carrie Amelia, b. May 6, 1859, d. Mch. 5, 1864. 

D Jerusha, b. Oct. 11, 1827, unm'd; d. fall 1850 in Peru, Ind. 

E Louisa, b. Dec. 22, 1829, m. in Albany, Oregon, Jan. 15, 1854, Row- 
land Hill, son of Robert and Ann E. (Hillis) Robb, b. Mch. 7, 
1833, in Franklin, Ind. ; is engaged in stock-raising at Horse-shoe 
Bend, Boise Co. , Idaho ; no children. 

F Martha Halstead, b. May 2, 1832, m. July 17, 1851, Joseph De- 
frees, son of Rowland and Elizabeth Mackey (Befrees) Devor, b. 
Aug. 5, 1828, in Piqua, O. ; conveyancer, real estate and collection 
agent at Elkhart, Ind. 


OrieEmma, b. May 25, 1852.— Milton Vannuys, b. Feb. 26, 1854.— 
Nellie, b. Dec. 20, 1856.— Frank Starr, b. May 30, 1861.— Marian- 
ette, b. Sept. 20, 1864.— Victoria, b. May 20, 1867. 

255 John Wilson, b. June 2, 1834. 


Rev. MILTON BAKER STARR, son of John 251, b. June 14, 
1812, in Catskill, N. Y. ; when two years old, the family removed 
to Granville, O. " He was brought up in the early days of that town 
among owls, turkeys, wolves, bears, and Puritans of the strictest 



sect." He graduated at Lane Seminary, was licensed a Congrega- 
tional minister in 1842, the degree of A. M. conferred by Wabash 
College in 1847. He has been in the service of the American 
Home Missionary Soc. over thirty years. In 1852-3 he went to 
Oregon across the plains, where he labored until 1862 ; then 
removed to Cal. 

He m. Sept. 28, 1848, ELIZABETH GILMAN, dau. of Hon. 
Nathaniel W. and Mary (Connor) KNOWLTON, of Hopkinton, 
N. H., b. Apl. 29, 1825; a graduate of Mt. Holyoke Seminary. 


+ Edward Knowlton, b. Jan. 12, 1853, d. Dec. 13, 1854. 

A Frank Rose, b. Men. 12, 1855. 

B Flora Sophia, b. Aug. 8, 1857. 

+ Lawrence Woodruff, b. Feb. 3, 1860, d. Sept. 3, 1867. 

C Winthrop Ellsworth, b. Dec. 10, 1864. 


LUCY ANN STARR, dau. of John 251, b. Sept. 8, 1818, in Granville, 
O. ; m. Feb. 28, 1837, SHELDON NORTON, son of Sheldon Wells 
and Julia (Boot) CANDEE, and grandson of Jesse Root, of Hartford, Ct. , 
where he was b. Oct. 26, 1812 ; a carriage-maker in Muscatine, Iowa. 


George Milton, b. June 21, 1840, d. Apl. 15, 1841.— Frederick Prentice, 
b. Dec. 10, 1841.— Helen, b. Oct. 16, 1843.— Julia, b. Jan. 20, 1846.— 
Mary Bell, b. Mch. 10, 1848, d. Apl. 9, 1869.— Frances Jane, b. Men. 20, 
1850.— Frank W., b. Aug. 19, 1852.— Sheldon N., b. Feb. 10, 1855, d. 
Sept. 7, 1855.— Horace G., b. Jan. 10, 1857.— Fanny L., b. Nov. 20, 1858, 
d. Aug. 27, 1859.— Lucy Sheldon, b. July 4, 1862. 


MARY ELLEN STARR, dau. of John 251, b. May 8, 1823, at Gran- 
ville, O. ; a member of the Bap. church from her youth; m. Sept. 14, 1843, 
Rev. LEWIS COMFORT, son of Thurston and Bethany (Bailey) 
CARR, b. Aug. 13, 1814, at Montrose, Pa. ; studied theology, and gradu- 
ated at the "Denison University," O. ; ordained Aug. 14, 1843, pastor of 
the Bap. church in Birmingham, O. ; in 1855 went to 111. ; pastor at Moline, 
and now of the Bap. church at Collinsville, Madison Co., 111. 


Henry Martyn, b. May 16, 1845, at Chardon, O. ; a merchant at Alton, 

111.; m. Marsh; 1 son. 

Mary Jane, b. Feb. 9, 1847, at Granville, O. ; m Rev. Dr. J. M. Stifler, 

pastor of Baptist church at Hamilton, N. Y. ; 4 children. 


GRANVILLE, O., FAMILY— 255, 256. 

Sophia Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1849, at New Carlisle, O. ; hi. Columbus 

Simmons; farmer near Salem, Nebraska. 
Martha, b. Jan. 12, 1853, at New Carlisle, O., d! Jan. 14, 1853. 
Ellen Sawyer, b. Jan. 24, 1859, at Moline, 111. ; a teacher of instrumental 



JOHN WILSON STARR, son of John 251, b. June 2, 1834, in 
Granville; City Marshal during the war; lived awhile in New 
Albany, Bucyrus, and now resides at Urbana, O., and publishes 
the "Combination Parlor Atlas"; Congregational. 

He m. Mch. 29, 1855, ELIZA JANE, dau. of Silas and Jane 
(McCord) OGDEN, b. July 15, 1835, in Trenton, O. 


A Emeline Linella, b. Apl. 5, 1856. 

+ Jennie Ogden, b. Dec. 1, 1861, d. Oct. 28, 1872. 

B Minnie Ann, b. Nov. 30, 1863. 

+ Josie Lee, b. Mch. 30, 1871, d. Oct. 22, 1872. 

C Ora Dell, b. Nov. 11, 1872. 

: SJ56 

JASON STARR, son of John 250, William 235, Daniel 222, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 2, 
1794, at Middletown. When two years old he lost his hearing by 
sickness, and consequently was speechless; Sept. 27, 1817, he 
entered the deaf and dumb asylum, then recently established, at 
Hartford, Conn., the first institution of the kind in the country; 
he was in the second class that entered. Having previously served 
an apprenticeship at shoemaking, and being an excellent workman, 
he was made foreman of the shoe shop established at the asylum 
while he was there. After graduation, lived at Catskill and Hud- 
son, N. Y., at Newark, N. J., where he married, and in 1849, set 
tied in Granville, 0.; d. Apl. 6, 1856 (tombstone reads 1855); Bap- 

He m. Apl. 5, 1835, MARIA ANN, dau. of James and Marga- 
ret (Outt) MULLEN, b. May 19, 1810, at Athens, N. Y.; a deaf- 
mute; graduated at the N. Y. Institution. 


A William Harrison, b. Jan. 17, 1841, at Hudson, N. Y. ; from the age 
of 7 lived in Granville; went to Chicago, 111. ; is in the office of 
the "Marsh Harvester Manuf. Co.;" Baptist; m. Jan. 22, 1873, 



Maria Louisa, dau. of Nathan B. and Maria Louisa {Johnson) 
Cook, b. May 1, 1848, at C. A son, 
B Harry Cook S*arr, b. Jan. 10, 1874. 
C James Wilson, b. Nov. 14, 1844, at Athens, N. Y. ; a carriage painter 
at Newark, O. ; m. July 15, 1868, Louisa, dau. of Henry S. and 
Mercy ( Van Atta) Smith, b. July 16, 1849, at N. 


D James Henry Starr, b. Mch. 4, 1869. 

E William W. Starr, b. Jan. 1, 1871. 
+ Mary, b. Mch. 81, 1847, d. Oct. 8, 1849. 
+ Lucy Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1852, d. Apl. 26, 1853. 


: 2&Y : 

SETH STARR, son of William 235, Daniel 222, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 25, 1763, at 
"South Farms," Middletown, Ct.; a house builder, who left his 
native hills, as so many others before and since have done, to 
better his condition. He brought up in Westmoreland Co., Va.; 
married; afterward removed to Baltimore, Md., and d. Jan. 21, 
1811; Methodist. His wife, ELIZABETH LANSON, was the 
dau. of John and Rachel ESKRIDGE, of Westmoreland Co., Va., 
b. Apl. 11, 1769, d. Apl. 16, 1820. 


258 Wesley, b. Oct, 3, 1789. 
A William, b. Oct. 15, 1792, d. Mch. 11, 1812. 


WESLEY STARR, son of Seth 257, William 235, Daniel 222, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 1, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 3, 
1789, in Westmoreland Co., Va. ; in 1809 settled at Baltimore, Md.; 
became a successful commission merchant, accumulated a large 
property, and was a prominent member of the Methodist Protest- 
ant church. In 1865 he built a church and parsonage, now called 
the "Starr Church," which he presented to the Md. Conference of 
the M. P. church, and by his will left valuable property for its 
support; d. May 9, 1866. 

He m. July 9, 1809, PHILIPPA YOUNG, dau. of John and 



Barbara (Young) CORUM, of St. Mary's Co., Md., b. Nov. 2, 
1788, d. Jan. 22, 1865. 


+ Anna Rebecca, b. May 8, 1810, d. June 15, 1810. 

259 Robert Young, b. Sept. 13, 1811. 

260 William McKendrick, b. Dec. 13, 1813. 

262 Elizabeth Barbara, b. Apl. 16, 1816. 

+ Lucretia Corum, b. Feb. 12, 1818, d. Oct. 18, 1823. 

+ John Wesley, b. June 26, 1820, d. Nov. 17, 1820. 

+ Harriet Anna, b. Aug. 25, 1821, d. Nov. 5, 1823. 

263 Anna Lucretia, b. Oct. 5, 1823. 

A Henry Bascom, b. Nov. 8, 1825 ; is living in Bait. ; unm'd. 

264 Samuel Wesley, b. Sept. 4, 1828. 


Col. ROBERT YOUNG STARR, son of Wesley 258, b. Sept. 
13, 1811, in Baltimore; graduated at Bait. College; was an exten- 
sive commission merchant in his native city; aid-de-camp to Gov. 
Lane, with the rank of Col. ; belonged to the Masonic order ; was 
Past Master of Warren Lodge No. 51, three hundred members of 
which presented him a jewel in token of their great esteem; was 
Grand Warden at the time of his death, April 12, 1851. 

He m. Nov. 6, 1834, CAROLINE, dau. of Paoli and Micha 
(Scott) LLOYD, b. Mch. 31, 1815, in Prince Orange Co., Md. ; 
after his death she m. July 24, 1872, Dr. Robert Fulton of Balti- 


A Wesley, b. Sept. 14, 1835 ; spent 8 years in San Francisco ; d. unm'd 
Sept. 9, 1874, at Livermore, Cal., where he went for his health. 

+ Charles Waters, b. Nov. 14, 1837, d. Feb. 20, 1839. 

B Marion, m. July 24, 1866, Charles Henshaw, son of Ranall H. and 
Elizabeth (Peck) Moale ; res. Baltimore ; two children, one living. 

C Helen Philippa. 

D Caroline Lavinia. 


WILLIAM McKENDRICK STARR, son of Wesley 258, b. 
Dec. 13, 1813; a merchant in his native city of Baltimore, and a 
member of the Md. Legislature several terms; Presbyterian; d. 
Nov. 11, 1860. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 19, 1839, MARY JANE, dau. of Joseph and 
Catharine CRANE, of New York. She d. Oct. 26, 1850, se. 29; 
m. (2d) June 3, 1851, LAURA M. REARNY, of Baltimore. 
24 ( 175 ) 

MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 261, 262, 263. 


A Anne Catharine, b. Dec. 4, 1840. 

261 Edward Varden, b. Aug. 31, 1843. 

B Mary Jane, b. Jan. 30, 1845. 

C Emma Philippa, b. June 28, 1847, m. Edward Gates. 

+ Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1849, d. Aug. 21, 1850. 

D Laura Virginia, b. July 15, 1850, m. May 30, 1876, John Myers. 

86 1 .- 

EDWARD VARDEN STARR, son of Wm. McKendrick 260, 
b. Aug. 31, 1843, in Baltimore; graduated at the University of 
Maryland; resides in his native city; lawyer and claim clerk of the 
Northern Central R. R. ; vestryman of St. Mark's and St. George 
P. Epis. churches. 

He m. June 24, 1869, ALICE, dau. of David and Juliana E. 
(Duvall) FRAME, b. June 30, 1848, at B. 


A Edward James, b. Aug. 30, 1870. 
B William George, b. Oct. 19, 1873. 


ELIZABETH BARBARA STARR, dau. of Wesley 258, b. April 16, 
1816, in Baltimore, and there d. Nov. 17, 1854. She m. Dec. 17, 1835, 
WILSON LEE, son of Paoli and Micha {Scott) LLOYD, b. May 2, 1813, 
in Prince George Co. , Md ; lumber merchant in Bait. ; was accidentally 
killed May 17, 1854, by the falling of a wall. 


Annie Barnard, b. Sept 26, 1836. 

Thomas McEldery, b. July 15, 1840; d. Aug. 16, 1873. 
Harriet Lucretia, b. Dec. 2, 1842; m. G. F. Bevan. 
Philippa Young Corum, b. July 26, 1850. 


ANN LUCRETIA STARR, dau. of Wesley 258, b. Oct. 5, 1823, at B. 
In 1878 she made the tour of Europe, and a devout pilgrimage to the Co. 
of Kent, Eng., sacred as the home of our common ancestor. She m. Dec. 
23, 1847, JOHN, son of John and Eleanor {Marshall) GEPHART, b. 
Sept. 8, 1816, at Philadelphia; now a merchant in Baltimore. 


John Gephart, b. Nov. 21, 1848; m. Nov. 23, 1875, Fannie Selden, dau. 
of Capt. Wm. Higgins Conklin, of Bait, (formerly of Lyme, Ct.); 
is cashier of Samden Station, B. & O. R. R., at Bait. ; 1 child. 



Wesley Starr, b. July 28, 1850; graduated at the University of Virginia; 

is an attorney at law at Baltimore. 
George Frederick, b. Jan. 20, 1859 : is preparing to follow the profession 

of the law. 


SAMUEL WESLEY STARR, son of Wesley 258, b. Sept. 4, 
1828, at B. ; graduated at " William and Mary" Coll., Va. ; in 
1865 removed into the country, in the same Co., on to a farm; in 
1867 was a member of the Maryland Constitutional Convention; 
in 1871 and '73 of the State Legislature; Episcopal. 

He m. Dec. 7, 1848, CATHARINE ANASTATIA, dau. of 
James and Mary Ann (Hennessay) NORTON, b. March 17, 1831, 
at Burlington, Vt. 


A Mary Cortjm, b. Sept. 8, 1849. 

B Philippa Young, b. July 8, 1851. 

C Clara Edith, b. Aug. 12, 1853. 

D Elizabeth Ellen, b. April 12, 1859. 

E Robert William, b. Dec. 7, 1863. 



SAMUEL STARR, son of Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 6, 1703-4, in Middletown, Ct. ; in 1734 
was collector; in 1746 grand juror, and in 1750 selectman of the 
town. Jan. 28, 1728, was admitted to full communion in the 
First church, and there his children were afterward baptized. He 
d. July 27, 1778 ; buried in the old cemetery by the river. 

He m. (1st) Aug. 20, 1724, ELIZABETH De JERSEY. She 
d. Aug. 26, 1768, se. 65. Tradition says that she and her sister 
were the only children of a French nobleman, proprietor of a large 
estate in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, near the shore of 
France. They were left orphans at an early age, and placed under 
the care of an uncle, to whom the estate would revert in case of 
their decease. He, under the pretense of sending them to England 
to be educated, put them on board of a ship bound for America. 
On arriving at New York the captain sold them for their passage- 
money. They were brought to Middletown and given the surname 
of their native island. The elder was about 10 years old at this 



time; — the sister married a Redfield. After many years, the uncle 
on his death-bed confessed his great wrong, caused letters to be 
written to his nieces, begging them to return and claim their 
rightful estate. They were too old themselves to respond, and 
their children did nothing about it. This romantic tradition is 
preserved among all the descendants of said Elizabeth £)e Jersey 
now scattered over the country. In one family in Ohio they have 
it in writing, taken down from the lips of a granddau. of said Eliza- 
beth. In another family a grandson, b. in 1779, d. in 1852, often 
said that when a boy, living in Mid., he saw in the garret of the 
old Starr house those very letters from the uncle, that he read 
them himself, and that they contained the above story. 

He m. (2d) Oct. 30, 1768, Mrs. SARAH, widow of Capt. James 
"Ward, and dau. of Timothy and Sarah Thrall, of Windsor, Ct. 
She was buried April 23, 1783, se. 81. 


269 Samuel, b. April 22, bap. 25, 1725. 
A Benjamin, b. Jan. 17, bap. 22, 1726-7; probably d. young, as no 
mention of his name appears on any records of the town, nor in 
his father's will, proved in 1778. 

266 Mary, b. Aug. 20, bap. 25, 1728. 
276 Timothy, b. Dec. 24, bap. 27, 1730. 

267 Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, bap. 10, 1733-4. 
312 Elihtj, b. Jan. 15, bap. 18, 1735-6. 

B Ruth, b. March 27, bap. April 2, 1738; m. Robert Fairchild; lived 
in New Haven; removed to Pawling, N. Y., about 1789. 

268 Grace, b. Jan. 28, bap. Feb. 10, 1739-40. 
318 James, b. Nov. 1, bap. 7, 1742. 

S66 — 

MARY STARR, dau. of Samuel 265, b. Aug. 20, 1728, d. May 30, 
1811. She was married twice— (1st) Feb. 9, 1748-9, STEPHEN, son of 
Robert and Isabel ( Whitmove) WARNER, of Mid., b. July 11, 1722. It 
is recorded "that he departed this life Aug. 3, 1752, at the Bay of Hondu- 
ras as per account from Capt. Giles Hall." 


Mary, b. April 10, 1751, m. Josiah Starr [225]. 

Lucretia, b. Sept. 23, 1752, d. May 18, 1820. She m. (1st) John Scott, of 
M., who d. March 14, 1787, in his 35th year. She m. (2d) March 
27, 1791, Seth Wetmore, Jr., of M., his 2d wife. 
She m. (2d) Oct. 8, 1761, Stephen Yan-Overwyk, of M., who d. June 6, 
1764, leaving child — 

Sally Van-Overwyk, b. May 27, 1763. 




ELIZABETH STARR, dau. of Samuel 265, b. Feb. 4, 1733-4, d. about 
1800; m. Jan. 8, 1755, WILLIAM, son of Theophilus and Priscilla 
(Greenel) REDFIELD, of Killingwortb, Ct., b. Dec. 5, 1727, d. July, 
1813; res. Middletown. 


William, b. Aug. 9, 1755; a sea Cap! ; sailed from M. Nov. 14, 1785; sup- 
posed was lost on the 27th off Bermuda; m. Sept. 28, 1780, Susan- 
nah Rockwell; 2 children. 

Samuel, b. Jan. 23, 1757; Capt., lost at sea, 1812; m. 1795 Ann Heritage, 
of New Jersey; 5 children. 

James, b. Nov. 18, 1758, d. prob. in Halifax. 

Grace, b. Aug. 20, 1760, d. 1831, in H'fd; m. Dec. 25, 1784, Jacob Dickin- 
son; 9 children. 

Peleg, b. Jan. 22, 1762, d. Sept. 10, 1802; m. 1788, Elizabeth Pratt; 6 

Elizabeth, b. May 11, 1763, d. Oct., 1828, in Montreal; m. Jan. 1799, Jean 
Phillippe Belin Belair; 5 children. 

Mary, b. Feb. 24, 1765, m. Mullaney; 1 child. 

John, b. June 24, 1766, d. July 14, 1766. 

Ruth, b. Oct. 2, 1767, d. 1835; m. (1st) Nov. 24, 1791, Patrick Murray; 
m. (2d) Pollard, of Montreal; no children. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 1771, d. Sept. 1, 1775. 

Harriet, b. July 18, 1773, d. Oct. 4, 1775.— From the Eedfield Genealogy. 


GRACE STARR, dau. of Samuel 265, b. Jan. 28, 1739-40, m. Dec. 22, 
1774 (his 2d wife), Col. RETURN JONATHAN, son of Return and 
Elizabeth (Hamlin) MEIGS, of Mid., b. Dec. 17, 1740. "In 1775, as 
Major, he was in the ill-fated expedition against Quebec, under Arnold, and 
being in the detachment which pushed its way into the city was captured; 
exchanged in 1777, and made Lieut. -Col. For his valor in an expedition to 
Long Island, Congress presented him an elegant sword. In 1779 he com- 
manded one of the regiments that stormed and carried Stony Point, under 
Gen. Wayne. In 1788 he removed to Marietta, O. Such was the grief 
of the church at Mid. on the departure of Col. Meigs for the far-off wilder- 
ness, that many accompanied him and his ox teams to Durham, and there 
a prayer-meeting was held in view of the event." — [From Rev. Mr. 
Hazen's Centennial Sermon in First Church, M., July 9, 1876.] He was 
at one time Governor of the Territory; d. Jan. 28, 1823. 


Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1775, buried Jan. 21, 1776. 
Richard Montgomery, b. Oct. 4, 1777, d. July 22, 1785. 
Timothy, b. Sept. 28, 1782; lived at Nashville, Tenn. 




Capt. SAMUEL STARR, son of Samuel 265, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 22, 1725. He 
followed the sea from his youth, and became captain; was on shore 
in 1755 and 1760, for he was elected to office in Middletown. He 
afterward had a new ship, in which he determined to make one 
more voyage and then to give up the sea altogether ; accordingly 
sailed Nov. 30, 1765, from New London for the West Indies, in 
company with his brother, Capt. Timothy Starr, in another vessel. 
They kept together for three., days, when a severe winter storm 
broke over them; they became separated, and Capt. Samuel, with 
his new ship, were never heard from. There are many precious 
relics of the family among their descendants, of dainty porcelain, 
blue and white chamber hangings, egg-shell china, a glass goblet 
fit for a prince, tiny silver spoons, etc., etc. 

He m. May 31, 1748, CHLOE, dau. of Dr. Daniel and Patience 
CRUTTENDEN, of Chatham, Ct., b. Aug. 18, 1728, d. Apl. 13, 


-4- Samuel, b. and bap. Oct. 13, 1751, d. Aug. 19, 1756. 

A Patience, b. Aug. 8, 1757; a member of the Bap. church; d. Apl. 
28, 1825. She m. Nov. 9, 1784, Jacob, son of Jacob and Susan- 
nah ( White) Hall, b. Jan. 6, 1756, in Middletown, where he built 
the spacious farm-house on Long Hill, now occupied by his son; 
a prominent citizen; d. Dec. 6, 1802. 


Jacob, b. Dec. 20, 1785, d. Oct. 20, 1806.— Lucy, b. Oct, 26, 1787, 
d. June 1, 1832, m. Samuel Patten, who d. Mch. 28, 1848.— 
Leonard, b. Sept. 28, 1789, d. Aug. 24, 1849.— Elizabeth, b. June 
27, 1791.— Henry, b. June 3, 1796. 

B Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1761, m. William Starr [245]. 

C Lucy, b. Aug. 13, 1762, d. Sept. 21, 1840, in Plymouth, Pa. She m. 
(1st) Samuel, son of William and Tryphena (Jones) Lucas, b. 1754; 
lived in Greenfield, Mass. , and Berkshire, N. Y. ; d. Mch. 13, 
1819. She m. (2d) Apl. 28, 1820, (2d wife) Calvin Wadhams, b. 
Dec. 22, 1765, at New Milford, Conn. ; d. Apl. 22, 1845, at Ply- 
mouth, Pa. She had no children. 

270 Hannah, b. Aug. 13, 1764. 

271 Samuel, b. June 13, 1766. 


HANNAH STARR, dau. of Samuel 269, b. Aug. 13, 1764, in M. After 
the death of her husband she went to live with her dau. in New Harmony, 



Cliaut. Co., N. Y., and d. Aug. 8, 1847. She m. Dec. 16, 1790, Dr. 
ELIJAH, son of Jacob and Hannah {Phelps) CATLIN, b. Oct. 13, 1762, 
in Harwinton, Ct., a beloved physician in New Marlboro, Mass. ; d. June 

25, 1823. 


Samuel Starr, b. Nov. 14, 1791, d. Dec. 18, 1825. 

Almarina, b. Oct. 27, 1793, m. G. W. Norton; res. Panama, N. Y. 

Clorinda Starr, b. Oct. 23, 1795, d. Apl. 28, 1870, at Plymouth, Pa. She 

m. Samuel Wadhams ; seven children. 
Hannah Phelps, b. Feb. 3, 1799, d. June 25, 1856 ; m. Albert Gleason, of 

Harmony, N. Y. ; seven children. 
Caroline Holland, b. Feb. 3, 1800, d. Feb. 25, 1873, m. Benjamin T. Hol- 


S^ 1 

SAMUEL STARR, son of Samuel 269, Samuel 265, Joseph 
197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 13, 1766, in 
Middletown; followed the sea until about 1800, when he retired 
as captain, and the next year removed his family to Brownsville, 
Jeff. Co., N. Y. ; bought a farm, which he managed with such 
industry and enterprise that he accumulated considerable property. 
In 1820, leaving the farm to his only son, he removed to Albany, 
N. Y. ; bought a hotel, which he kept until his d., Aug. 30, 1830. 
He was highly esteemed for his social qualities, kindness, and 

He m. Apl. 11, 1789, SARAH, dau. of Giles and Catharine 
(Stow) BARNES, b. Dec. 26, 1765, in Middletown; a member of 
the Bap. church; d. June 29, 1837, at Brownsville. 


272 Abigail, b. Feb., 1789. 

273 Chauncey, b. Jan. 13, 1791. 


ABIGAIL STARR, dau. of Samuel 271, b. Feb., 1789, in Mid.; a 
member of the Baptist church; d. Aug. 16, 1827. She m. in 1805, 
NATHANIEL, son of ELiphalet and Abigail (Hawley) PECK, b. Jan. 
1, 1782, in Danbury, Ct. ; a farmer in Brownsville, Jeff. Co., N. Y. ; d. 
Dec. 9, 1871. 


Samuel Starr, b. Sept. 29, 1805, d. 1852; succeeded his grandfather, Starr, 

in the hotel at Albany. 
Laurentine, b. Aug. 31, 1807. 

Louisa, b. Oct. 4, 1809; m. Cyrus Allen; lives at Perch River, N. Y. 



Caroline, b. July 1, 1811, in. Almond Wilson, lives Brownsville. 

Sarah, b. Apl. 18, 1813. 

Andrew, b. Feb. 25, 1816. 

Riley, b. May 28, 1818. 

Minerva, b. Dec. 9, 1820, m. J. W. Collins; lives at Toledo, O. 

Chauncey, b. Mch. 23, 1824. 

Myron H., b. Feb. 3, 1826; lives at Dexter, N. Y. 


CHAUNCEY STARR, son of Samuel 271, Samuel 269, Samuel 
265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 
13, 1791, at Middletown, Ct. ; a farmer; lived in Brownsville, 
Jeff. Co., N. Y.; d. Jan. 3, 1830. He m. Dec. 3, 1818, NANCY, 
dau. of Peleg and Nancy ARNOLD, b. Sept. 10, 1800, in B.; d. 
Sept. 28, 1828. 


274 George, b. Apl. 5. 1820. 

275 Samuel Barnes, b. Jan. 17, 1822. 

A Fanny Amelia, b. June 10, 1824, d. Sept. 27, 1864, at Decatur, 111. ; 

m. Jan. 6, 1841, John Leonard, son of Leonard D. and Sophronia 

(Bedfield) Mansfield, b. Nov. 7, 1819, in Rodman, and resides at 

Nyack, N. Y. ; "manufacturer of trap-rock, concrete, and road 

metal." mansfield children. 

Alice Amelia, b. Nov., 1841, d. Apl. 8, 1856.— Sarah Starr, b. 

June 10, 1843.— John Jay, b. Feb. 2, 1845.— Benjamin Butler, b. 

Sept. 14, 1849.— Mary Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1847.— Fanny Fay, b. 

June 22, 1859. 
B Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 19, 1826. She m. (1st) J. F. Hutchinson, who 

d. May 23, 1848, at Watertown, N. Y. 


William Starr, b. July 19, 1844.— Samuel Emmett, b. Mch. 16, 
She m. (2d) Dec. 8, 1851, William B., son of Thomas S. and Seny 
{Brown) White, b. Aug. 3, 1824; res. Sulphur Fork, Texas; d. 
Jan. 7, 1860. His widow is living in Tex. A son, 
Thomas Stanton White, b. Nov. 21, 1857, d. Apl. 17, 1860. 


GEORGE STARR, son of Chauncey 273, b. Apl. 5, 1820, in 
Brownsville, N. Y.; after living there awhile, went to CaL.; 
returned, and settled at McKinney, Colin Co., Texas; d. Mch. 7, 
1863; sometime teacher, surveyor, miner, trader, stock-raiser, and 
farmer; Baptist. 

He m. (1st) June 9, 1842, ELIZABETH AURELIA, dau. of 



Stephen and Mercy (Pierce) JOHNSON, of Depauville, N. Y., 
b. Apl. 30, 1822, d. Dec. 28, 1859. 

He m. (2d) Feb. 23, 1863, twelve days before his death, SARAH 


A Elizabeth Aurelia, b. June 6, 1843, at Brownsville, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 

4, 1859, Hiram Hubbard, son of Samuel J. and Emily (Evans) 

Garrison, b. Dec. 9, 1835, at Liberty, Tenn. ; res. Sulphur Springs, 

Texas. garrison children. 

Mary Evans, b. July 3, 1866.— William, b. Feb. 13, 1869, d. May 

4, 1869.— Augustus, b. Mch. 5, 1870, d. Mch. 15, 1870.— Bertha 

Starr, b. Apl. 18, 1871.— Guy Hubbard, b. Feb. 13, 1874; d. Aug. 

13, 1874. 
B Florence Amelia, b. Apl. 18, 1845, at Depauville, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 27, 

1867, James M., son of Dr. Levi and Elizabeth {Nelson) Ashcroft, 

b. Aug. 4, 1843; res. Sulphur Springs, Texas. 
ashcroft children. 

Alice E., b. Oct. 22, 1867.— Mattie Florence, b. Nov. 9, 1869.— 

Mamie Lee, b. ApL 3, 1872.— Susie Pauline, b. Nov. 11, 1873. 
C Ella M., b. Feb. 22, 1855, m. Nov. 16, 1873, Thomas W. Duncan; 

res. Marshall, Texas ; a dau. , 

Annie Starr Duncan, b. Aug. 12, 1874. 
D George Johnson, b. Dec. 26, 1859. * 


SAMUEL BARNES STARR, son of Chauncey 273, b. Jan. 17, 
1822, in Brownsville, N. Y.; studied law, and admitted to practice 
by the Supreme Court of N. Y. at Albany in 1847; settled in 
Charles City, Floyd Co., Iowa; sometime postmaster and prosecut- 
ing attorney for the county. He m. May 20, 1855, AD ALINE, 
dau. of Daniel HUGHES, who d. Sept. 28, 1861, leaving a son, 

A Samuel H., b. May 17, 1858. 


Capt. TIMOTHY STARR, son of Samuel 265, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 24, 1730; followed 
the sea from his youth, and became Capt. of the ship; was absent 
on a voyage when his first wife died; he then gave up the sea, and 
went into the mercantile business in Middletown; a man remarka- 
bly neat and particular in his habits and personal appearance; 
enjoying the confidence of his fellow citizens, who elected him to 
several offices of trust; d. Jan. 3, 1802. For an interesting 
account of the funeral ceremonies, see Appendix C. 
25 ( 183 ) 


He m. (1st) June 4, 1752, EUNICE, dau. of Moses and Eliza- 
beth PARSONS, of M. ; b. Oct. 22, 1732, d. April 1, 1769. 

He m. (2d) June 14, 1770, ABIGAIL, (Talcott?) wid. of 
Christopher HAMLIN; she d. Sept. 24, 1804, sb. 67. 


278 Timothy, b. Apl. 16, 1753. 
+ Benjamin, b. June 25, bap. 29, 1755, d. Sept. 11, 1756. 

301 Justus, b. July 23, 1757. 

+ Benjamin, b. Aug. 20, bap. 26, 1759, d. Dec. 10, 1759. 

A Eunice, b. June 12, 1762. She went to Ohio ; afterward joined the 

Shakers at New Lebanon, O. , where she d. over 80 years old. 
B Stephen, bap. July 1, 1764; probably d. soon. 
277 Mercy, b. Mch. 31, bap. Apl. 6, 1766. 


302 Christopher Hamlin, bap. May 5, 1771. 

: 277 

MERCY STARR, dau. of Capt. Timothy 276, b. Mch. 31, 1766, d. Sept. 
6, 1853. The following remarkable incident is told by her granddaughter, 
now living: " When a little girl about six years old, living with my grand- 
parents, my grandmother, Mercy Rogers, got up very early one morning. 
Calling the family, she said we must hurry up the breakfast, for her son 
Edmund, who lived 30 miles away, was very sick ; that a man, who had 
driven all night, was coming for her, and she must be ready to go with 
him without delay, if she would see her son alive. About an hour after, 
such a messenger arrived, confirming the story of her son's sickness in 
every particular, of which never a word had been known before. This, 
with several other incidents of like import in grandmother's life, were as 
much a mystery to her, a good Christian woman, as to the rest of the 
family. Edmund being my favorite uncle, the above facts made a deep 
impression on my young mind. " 

She m. Nov. 13, 1791, CONSTANT, son of John and Mrs. Patience 
{Miller) {Starr) ROGERS [224], b. Apl. 22, 1768; a cooper and farmer; d. 
Apl. 1, 1855. They were born in Middletown; in 1809 went to Ohio; 
settled at Stow, Summit Co. ; both members of the church of ''Disciples." 


Abigail Parsons, b. Feb. 17, 1792, m. John Blackman; living with her son 

in Trowbridge, Mich. 
Hannah, b. June 17, 1794, on Long Island, d. Apl. 19, 1838, in Ind. 
Eunice Starr, b. July 4, 1796, at Fairfield, Conn., d. May, 1851, at Otsego, 

Edmund, b. Aug. 31, 1799, d. Sept. 26, 1826, in Massillon, O. 

Mercy, b. Aug. 9, 1802, d. Aug., 1877, in 111., m. Chapman. 

Justus Starr, b. Aug. 31, 1807, d. Nov. 29, 1874, at Allegan, Mich. 




TIMOTHY STARR, son of Timothy 276, Samuel 265, Joseph 
197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 16, 1753, in 
Mid.; a seafaring man; had a stroke of palsy several years before 
his death. He lived some 40 or 50 rods from his father's house; 
was there with his wife to tea one afternoon; after returning home 
had a second attack, and d. before morning, Mch. 30, 1797. 

He m. Aug. 20, 1780, MARY, dau. of John and Mary (Yeo- 
mans) FOSDICK, of M., b. May 13, 1758. After her husband's 
death, she became the (3d) wife of Capt. Silvanus Griswold of 
Windsor; he d. July 6, 1811, ae. 78; she d. in Boston, date 


279 Polly Pons, b. Apl. 27, 1781. 

280 Jambs Fosdick, b. Mch. 14, 1783. 

287 Richard, ), , T __ . 
oon tt f b. Mch. 26, 1785. 

289 Henry, ) 

293 Edwin, b. July 9, 1787. 
295 Charles, b. Feb. 18, 1790. 
279 Fanny, b. Aug. 18, 1792, bap. July 7, 1793. 
A William, b. Dec. 6, 1794; in the war of 1812 he served on a priva- 
teer ; what afterward became of him is unknown. 


POLLY PONS STARR, dau. of Timothy 278, b. Apl. 27, 1781, d. Dec. 
5, 1812. She m. Apl. 4, 1805, Capt. SAMUEL, son of Samuel and 
Azubah (Atkins) GAYLORD, of Mid., b. Aug. 27, 1782. At the age of 
14 he went to sea, and at 17 went out as second mate on a vessel to the 
West Indies, where the captain and crew died of yellow fever; and he, with 
a man and a boy, brought home the ship ; at 21 was made captain. At the 
age of 63 (1845) he left the sea, removed to Cuyahoga Co., O., on to a 
farm he owned there ; soon tiring of it, he sold out, and returned to Crom- 
well, Ct. ; d. June 22, 1869. After the death of his wife, he m. Mch. 5, 
1814, her sister, 

FANNY STARR, b. Aug. 18, 1792, d. Mch. 12, 1867, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; members of the Cong, church. 


Samuel, b. June 24, 1806, d. Nov. 14, 1826.— Mary, b. Apl. 11, 1808.— 
John, b. Aug. 14, 1810. 


Timothy Starr, b. Dec. 10, 1814; living in Brooklyn, N. Y. — George, b. 

Feb. 5, 1817.— William, b. June 8, 1819.— Charles, b. Feb. 12, 1822.— 

Fanny, b. July 17, 1824.— Marietta, b. June 24, 1827, d. Sept. 18, 1827.— 

Harriet Newell, b. June 13, 1829.— Ann Eliza, b. Feb. 8, 1832.— Samuel, 

b. May 8, 1836. 




JAMES FOSDICK STARR, son of Timothy 278, Timothy 276, 
Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Mch. 14, 1783, in Mid.; a man of great ingenuity and enterprise; 
in the stereotype business; lived in New York; about 1824 went 
to Boston; four years after to Baltimore, and in 1832 removed to 
Alton, 111.; d. Aug. 6, 1833. 

He m. (1st) Sept. 14, 1805, MARY, dau. of Thomas and Mary 
(Starr) GOODWIN [31 2 B], bap. July 11, 1784, in Mid., d. Dec. 16, 
1811. He m. (2d) Nov. 11, 1812, CATHARINE, dau. of Rev. 
Henry and Achsah (Bliss) ELY, of Killing-worth, Ct., b. Oct. 28, 
1782, d. Nov. 18, 1872, at Godfrey, 111. 


281 Thomas Goodwin, b. June 26, 1807. 
A Edwin C, b. Sept. 26, 1809, d. in Boston, Feb. 9, 1831; unm'd. 

283 James Ely, b. Sept. 21, 1813. 

-I- Henry Timothy, b. Feb. 13, 1816, d. Mch. 19, 1816. 

284 William Henry, b. Apl. 27, 1817. 

+ Frederick, b. Apl. 4, 1821, d. Dec, 13, 1835. 

285 Augustus, b. Feb. 13, 1823. 

286 Franklin, b. Feb. 7, 1826. 

-S8 1 .- 

THOMAS GOODWIN STARR, son of James F. 280, Timothy 
278, Timothy 276, Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 26, 1807, in Mid.; lived in Boston, Con- 
cord, N. H., New York, and settled in Alton, 111.; a merchant; d. 
Aug. 5, 1871. He m. in Boston, Mass., by Rev. Geo. W. Blagden, 
D.D., Feb. 3, 1831, ANN HOWE, dau. of James and Mary (Doug- 
lass) WASHBURN, b. Dec. 7, 1807, at Boston. She is living at 

Upper Alton. 


+ Helen Augusta, b. Aug. 22, 1831, at B., d. Sept. 5, 1832. 

A Helena, b. Jan. 26, 1833, at B., d. Nov. 28, 1851, at A. 

+ Henrietta, b. Nov. 7, 1834, at B., d. Aug. 24, 1835, at C. 

+ Edwina, b. Mch. 31, 1836, at N. Y, d. May 2, 1836. 

+ James Washburn, b. March 28, 1837, in N. Y. ; d. April 23, 1840, 

at A. 

\ b. July 28, 1839, in A. ; d. Aug. 3, 1839. 
4- Charles Edward, / / ' ' . . ° T * . 

M- b. July 28, 1839, in A. ; m. Charles Roubeiton ; 

) res. Alton ; no children. 

282 Thomas, b. July 7, 1843, in A. 

( 186 ) 

MIDDLETOWN FAMILY— 282, 283, 284. 

C Warren, b. Sept. 16, 1846, in A. ; living in Sacramento, Cal. , 1876, 


THOMAS STARR, son of Thomas Goodwin 281, b. July 7, 
1843, in Alton, 111.; was in the store with his father; d. March 4, 
1870; Baptist. He m. Feb. 27, 1864, MARY ELIZABETH, dau. 
of John ¥. and ELIZABETH (McKee) RITCHIE, b. Nov. 11, 
1842, in Columbiana Co., O. She is now Mrs. Mallows, living at 
Dutch Flat, Cal. 


A Minnie Della, b. Aug. 29, 1866. 

B Nettie Eva, b. Oct. 19, 1867. 

C Thomas Goodwin, b. March 23, 1870. 


JAMES ELY STARR, son of James Fosdick 280, b. Sept. 21, 
1813, in New York; settled near Elsah, Jersey Co., 111.; a promi- 
nent horticulturist, and for some time Pres. of State Hort. Soc. ; 
Universalist ; m. Oct. 8, 1846, SABRA BICKNELL, dau. of 
Jason Augustus and Susan Shepard (Read) ELLIS, b. Nov. 29, 
1827, in Taunton, Mass. 


-f- Frederick, b. July 28, 1847, d. Aug. 8, 1847. 

+ Son, b. and d. Dec. 7, 1848. 

+ Adelaide Ellis, b. Nov. 24, 1849, d. May 9, 1851. 

-f James Read, b. Feb. 1, 1852, d. Sept. 25, 1853. 

A Frank Augustus, b. Feb. 8, 1854. 

+ Walter Jonathan, b. March 14, 1856, d. Jan. 9, 1862. 

B Charles Ely, b. Aug. 5, 1858. 

C Sabra Ellis, b. Oct. 10, 1860. 

D William Burr, b. Oct. 18, 1862. 

E Ira Louis, b. Aug. 15, 1865. 

F Susan Catharine, b. Oct. 24, 1867. 

G Lucy Collins, b. May 1, 1870. 

. - S84 

Rev. WILLIAM HENRY STARR, son of James Fosdick 280, 
b. April 27, 1817, in Middletown, Conn.; graduated at Illinois 
College in 1843, with high rank as a scholar. After teaching one 
year in Burlington, Iowa, he was tutor in the college for two 
years, studying theology at the same time; and the next year 
attended theological lectures at New Haven. He preached in 



Peoria. 111., .one year from Oct., 1847, being ordained at Jackson- 
ville, July 16, 1848, and in Griggsville, 111., from 1848 to 1851; 
installed April 14, 1852, as pastor of the Congregational church in 
Elgin, 111., where he remained till his death, of small-pox, March 
6, 1854. 

These facts of his personal history are drawn from the Memoir 
prefixed to a volume of his "Discourses on the Nature of Faith, 
and Kindred Subjects," published in 1857. From this volume it 
appears that he was heartily devoted to his work, a man of studi- 
ous habits and independent thought, earnestly examining the 
foundations of religious faith, and not always satisfied with preva- 
lent theologic methods, " while his entire theology brought him to 
the same practical results in which all Christians are agreed." 
His views on Christian union, and his own personal experiences, 
led him to prepare a series of sermons on the " Evils of Sectarian- 
ism," which are included in the above mentioned volume. 

He m. March 26, 1850, LUCY ELIZABETH, dau. of Capt, 
James A. and Jane S. COLLINS, of Griggsville, 111., b. July 27, 
1828, in Boston, Mass.; a woman of unusual force and excellence 
of character. During the civil war, under the direction of the 
Western Sanitary Commission, she held a responsible position in a 
hospital in St. Louis, and was for two years matron of the Soldiers' 
Home at Memphis, Tenn. After the close of the war, she was 
called to various posts of usefulness, and in 1870 was sent by the 
Woman's Union Missionary Society of New York to take charge 
of their Mission Home, in Peking, China. She m. April 9, 1873, 
Dr. Edward C. Lord, a missionary in China, and U. S. Consul at 
Ningpo, where she d. Feb. 27, 1875. 



AUGUSTUS STARR, son of James Fosdick 280, b. Feb. 13, 
1823, at Middletown, Ct.; a fruit-grower in Godfrey, Madison Co., 
111. He m. Jan. 11, 1857, JOSEPHINE, dau. of Joseph Wilson 
and Elizabeth Worden (Ward) SLEE, b. March 8, 1838, at Bait., 


+ William Edward, b. Nov. 5, 1858, d. Aug. 1, 1859. 
A Lucy Slee, b. Nov. 27, 1860. 
B Nellie Ward, b. Feb. 27, 1863. 
C Edward Augustus, b. Aug. 24, 1864. 



D Annie Elliot, b. Nov. 12, 1865. 

E Charles Frederick, b. Sept. 23, 1869. 


FRANKLIN STARR, son of James Fosdick 280, b. Feb. 7, 
1826, in Boston, Mass.; brought up in 111., where his parents had 
removed; a nurseryman and farmer at Godfrey, 111.; Sec. of State 
Horticultural Soc. ; d. March 12, 1875; Presbyterian. 

He m. May 31, 1854, CATHARINE, dau. of George W. and 
Lucy (Kent) JOHNSON, of Cohasset, Mass., b. Dec. 25, 1831. 


+ William Henry, b. April 1, 1855, d. Sept. 18, 1856. 

A Fanny Elizabeth, b. Jan. 11, 1857. 

B Henry Ely, b. Nov. 24, 1858. 

C James Frederick, b. Nov. 12, 1860. 

D Catharine Alice, b. May 31, 1863. 

E Minnie, ) , - T , _ ._„ 

™ ' I b. March 8, 1866. 

F Sarah May, ) 

G Mattie, b. March 26, 1871. 


RICHARD STARR, son of Timothy 278, Timothy 276, Samuel 
265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. March 
26, 1785, in Middletown ; m. in Windsor, Ct.; a type-founder and 
silversmith; lived in New York, Philadelphia, Albany, and Brook- 
lyn ; d. Dec. 10, 1849; buried in " Greenwood." 

He m. MELISSA, dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Pinney) DENS- 
LOW, of Windsor, Ct, b. Jan. 25, 1787, d. July 14. 1855, in B. 


A Jane, b. Feb. 2, 1811, d. June 13, 1866. She m. (1st) Samuel L. 
Canfield, and had Richard, Samuel, and Ada ; — m. (2d) Hoff- 
man, and had a dau. , Josephine, who m. Coburn. 

B George, b. Aug. 2, 1812, in Phil. ; killed, July 28, 1831, by being 
thrown from a carriage, in Chatham, N. Y. 
288 Julia Ann, b. Sept. 25, 1814, in N. Y. 

C Richard, b. Jan. 6, 1817, in Phil.; d. unm'd, Dec. 14, 1841, in 

D Melinda, b. Jan. 27, 1819, in Phil. ; m. (1st) Sept. 27, 1841, Sebas- 
tian, son of Samuel Leopold and Hannah Pollock, b. in Hamburg, 
Germany; a merchant in New York, where he died. 


Emma Starr, b. Dec, 1844; m. July 23, 1863, Theodore Van Tas- 

sell; res. St. Helena, Cal. ; 3 children. — Richard Starr, b. Sept. 3, 




She m. (2d) Thomas N. Starr [290]. 

E Charles, b. July 29, 1821, d. unm'd March 1, 1844, in N. Y. 

F Mama Louisa, b. Jan. 18, 1824, in Phil. ; m. March 24, 1851, Charles 
Wilson, son of Dr. Thomas Wilson and Sarah Leycraft (Simon- 
son) Henry, b. Dec. 21, 1823, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; is an accountant 
in his native city. 


Charles Dudley, b. Nov. 9, 1851.— Willie Starr, b. July 29, 1855. 
—Walter, b. Sept. 27, 1863. 
G Almira, b. July 16, 1826, in Albany; m. July 3, 1848, Garret, son 
of Jacob Suydam and Eliza (Gray) Van Cleef , b. April 22, 1824, 
in New Jersey; was U. S. Consul in the West Indies, and South 
America ; afterward resided in Europe ; at present in New York. 


Francis Eugene, b. Feb. 15, 1850, d. July 23, 1852.— Augustus, 
b. Oct. 8, 1851. • 


JULIA ANN STARR, dau. of Richard 287, b. Sept. 25, 1814, in N. Y. ; 
was remarkable for her personal attractions, faithful and loving as a 
daughter, wife, and mother; was for 28 years a devoted Christian; bap. 
on the first Sunday in May, 1847, with her husband, into the membership 
of the Pierrepont-st. Baptist church, Brooklyn, and d. in the faith, May 
15, 1875; buried in Greenwood. She m. Sept. 5, 1838, LEVI DUDLEY, 
son of Benjamin Starr and Anner (Wood) HOYT, b. March 10, 1810, 
in Warwick, N. Y. ; went to N. Y. city in 1831 ; was for many years of 
the firm of Hoyt, Jones & Co., merchant tailors; is now a jobber and 
manufacturer ; family residence, Brooklyn. 


Anna Melissa, b. July 7, 1839, d. Aug. 29, 1857. 

Charles Dudley, b! Nov. 12, 1842, m. Oct. 29, 1867, Anna P. Kimberly, of 

Guilford, Ct. ; res. San Francisco, Cal. 
Harriet Ida, b. Jan. 7, 1845, m. Feb. 4, 1876, William O. Shaw, of Boston; 

res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Edward Starr, b. Mch. 6, 1847, d. on his 10th birthday, 1857. 
Morison, b. Sept. 21, 1849, m. Emma Gertrude Chapel, of Brooklyn, their 

present res. 
Julia, b. Oct. 21, 1852; res. Brooklyn. 


HENRY STARR, son of Timothy 278, Timothy 276, Samuel 
265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Mch. 
26, 1785, in Middletown; a printer by trade; took up engraving 
and steel letter cutting ; a man of great ingenuity ; lived in Balti- 
more ; removed to Philadephia, where he d., date unknown. 



He m. HESTER, dau. of Thomas NESBIT. She was b. at 
New Castle, Del., and d. Mch. 5, 1845, in New York. 


290 Thomas Nesbit, b. Feb. 3, 1812. 

A Mary Fosdick, b. Sept. 25, 1814, in Phil. ; m. Jan. 17, 1837, William 
T. , son of William and Hannah ( Whitmarsh) Jennings, 1). in Bos- 
ton; was for -rn^ny years the proprietor of a fashionable clothing 
house on Broadway, New York; in 1874 removed to Detroit, 


Emily Starr, b. Feb. 21, 1838, d. Apl. 4, 1859.— Henry Mendell, 
b. Oct. l| 1840.— William T., b. Dec. 11, 1842.— Jarvis Slade, b. 
Jan. 25, 1845.— Zachary Taylor, b. July 4, 1848, d. Dec. 24, 1874. 
B Emily, b. June 12, 1819, in Phil. ; d. Oct. 7, 1854. She m. (1st) 
Oct. 8, 1840, Leopold Rudolph Pollock. 


Mary Minnie, b. 1841, d. 1843.— Emily Minnie, b. 1843. 
She m. (2d) Oct. 10, 1847, Thomas Reed, son of William and Fanny 
(Bartlett) Payne ; res. Amenia, N. Y. , where he d. about 1867. 


Mary Starr, b. 1848, m. 1873, John J. Ostrom.— Thomas Starr, b. 
1850, d. the same year. — Fanny Bartlett, b. 1852. 

291 Henry, b. Jan. 1, 1822. 

292 Raymond Troubat, b. Sept. 30, 1827. 

C Cordelia, b. May 24, 1831, m. Mitchel Laird; living in New York. 
4- Two Infants, d. soon. 


THOMAS NESBIT STARR, son of Henry 289, b. Feb. 3, 
1812, in Philadelphia. Having learned the printers' trade, ho 
worked at the business first in Bait. ; one winter in New Orleans ; 
printed the "Philanthropist" in Lowell, Mass.; two years on the 
University press at Cambridge; for 18 months had charge of the 
"Advocate" at Brunswick, Ga. ; worked on the State printing at 
Richmond, Va., during the winter of 1840. He then went to New 
York and learned the daguerreian art of Prof. Morse, and opened 
the first gallery on Broadway, but, like the wandering Jew, there 
was no rest for him, and he went to Richmond, Va., and for 
seven years had charge of a clothing house there; in 1847 went to 
Mexico; returned to N. Y., and was in the clothing business at 
Albany, when the gold fever broke out, and he started on the 
first trip of the Crescent City for Cah; left the steamer at Panama; 
joined a party of fifteen that bought a schooner, and sailed up the 
Pacific coast; arrived at San Diego in 108 days, and started on a 
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six-weeks' journey to the mines; was very soon tired of handling 
the pick and shovel, with the mercury at 120° in the shade. July 
3, 1849, found him in San Francisco, where he opened a hotel, 
and after months of success in that line, went to New York, mar- 
ried, returned to Cal., ending his wanderings by settling down to 
the quiet of domestic life in San Francisco, and for 17 years car- 
ried on the ship-bread and cracker business. In 1872 he removed 
to St. Helena, his present residence, in the Napa valley, and 
engaged in the raising of grapes. 

He m. Aug. 27, 1851, Mrs. MELINDA POLLOCK [287 D], 
dau. of Richard and Melissa (Denslow) STARR, b. Jan. 27, 1819, 
in Phil. 


+ Hester, b. Aug. 15, 1852, d. Oct. 26, 1853. 

A Almira, b. Apl. 11, 1854. 

B Mary, b. Nov. 11, 1856. 

C Ella Bourne, b. June 2, 1859. 

D Margaret Austin, b. May 22, 1862. 


HENRY STARR, son of Henry 289, b. Jan. 1, 1822, in Phila- 
delphia; lived in New York; June 10, 1843, sailed in the ship 
"Wethrigton" for London; employed to purchase goods for a 
house in N. Y. He has since made London his home, and been 
engaged in various business enterprises ; since 1849 in the ship- 
ping, express, and commission business, at 22 Moorgate st. ; Pres- 

The following interesting letter shows his unabated love for his 
native land, and the valuable service thus rendered was most 
highly appreciated by the citizens of the town: 

" London, Sept. 15, 1873. 
H. M. Curtiss, Esq., Newcastle, N. H.,— 

Dear Sir: I take the liberty of addressing you in reference to a matter 
of considerable interest, as it seems to me, to yourself and fellow-towns- 
men of Newcastle. A neighbor of mine in Hertfordshire has in his pos- 
session the original town records (manuscript) of Newcastle from the year 
1693 to 1724 inclusive, in which are included meetings of the town, . . 

. . . and a host of other curious and interesting proceedings and 
events during that period. ...... 

It was probably abstracted by a British soldier during the war of the 
Revolution, and has ever since been held in this country. . . . As an 
American I should be glad to see the work restored to its proper deposi- 
tory, where I doubt not it would be welcomed not only for its intrinsic 

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value (whatever that may be), but for its mysterious absence and return 

after the lapse of nearly a hundred years. I confess that, as a descendant 

of New England, these old, time-worn pages have a peculiar charm for me, 

and seem to place me in direct and intimate communication with the 

actors of two centuries ago, as I read their simple history, recorded in 

their own handwriting. ...... 

Meanwhile I remain, dear sir, yours very truly, 

Henry Starr." 

He m. Nov. 14, 1843, ANNA, dau. of Michael and Henrietta 
{Castle) COWAN, of London, where she was b. May, 1815. 


A Louisa, b. Nov. 26, 1845 ; is an artist of distinguished ability, even in 
that critical art society, having taken the first prize — "a gold 
medal " — at the exhibition of the Royal Academy of London in 
1868, for a painting entitled "Hardly Earned." The London 
Times, in its notice of the exhibition, says: "Meanwhile it must 
suffice to remark that the young gold-medalist has done most 
valiant work — work that will shed additional lustre on a name 
already long and honorably known in the art world. " The cor- 
respondent of the Chicago Tribune writes from London, Jan. 6. 
"An evening with the Art People op the Royal Academy. 

" The other evening we attended a meeting of the Royal 
Academy. It was the biennial distribution of prizes to the 
students, and gave us not only an opportunity of seeing their 
artistic genius, but of meeting the Royal Academicians. . . . 
After a short speech, the President opened the paper presented 
him by the Secretary, and read a few words that were received 
with breathless attention. They were simply that a gold medal, 
the first prize, had been awarded to Miss Louisa Starr; but they 
seemed to electrify every one, if I except the imperturbable acade- 
micians, who were no doubt prepared for the shock. The daughter 
of the President, who sat next me, could hardly restrain her 
expressions of delight. Her brother applauded, and was seconded 
by a chorus of claps from the students behind that was almost 
deafening. Everybody was interested. Every head was turned 
toward a seat near the middle aisle, from whence a young, deli- 
cate girl was seen with difficulty making her way. As she hur- 
ried down towards the speaker's desk, and tremblingly mounted 
the two or three steps leading up it, she looked so white — so agi- 
tated — so like a lily swaying in the breeze — that one felt a vague 
fear that she would faint, or cry, or do something else supposed 
to be peculiarly womanish ; but she did not, although, like every 
one else, she was more or less moved by so unexpected, so unusual, 
yet so well-deserved an honor. I don't know what it could have 
been. It was not a moment when one's own, or another's emo- 
tions could be analyzed ; but there was something about it all that 



deeply touched one. Undoubtedly the girl's beauty had some- 
thing to do with the impression created, for it was that of deli- 
cacy, refinement, and simplicity, as well as of form and color; 
and as she stood there on that pedestal, waiting for the President 
to finish his short complimentary oration and give her the medal, 
her face might have realized some sculptor's dream of grace. 
Then, too — though there are in England, as in America, a few of 
your noble sex sufficiently enlightened to believe that genius has 
no sex — it is very uncommon to bestow any distinction upon a 

" Undoubtedly there are, even now, many envious ones among 
the ' star's ' brother students who complain bitterly of the injustice 
of awarding the prize to a girl! Perhaps they say, too, like 
Corinne's masculine detractors, that her pretty face influenced 
the voters. All these things, combined with the belief in all 
unprejudiced minds of the entire justice of the choice, produced 
a feeling of universal interest and animation." 

The London Illustrated Neics of July 17, 1875, and Harpers' 
Weekly of Aug. 7, 1875, contained a copy of this prize painting, 
" Hardly Earned." 


RAYMOND TROUBAT STARR, son of Henry 289, o. Sept. 
30, 1827, in Phil.; resided in New York from his youth; in 1868 
removed to Rochester, N. Y.; a tailor. He enlisted in his coun- 
try's service Sept., 1862, in 165th Reg't N. Y. Vols.; was dis- 
charged Sept., 1865. 

He m. (1st) Aug. 20, 1850, JULIA BROWN, dau. of 

and Sarah (Brown) FORD, b. in Wilmington, Del. After her 
death, he m. (2d) Mch. 23, 1875, in Olean, N. Y., MAHALA 


A Emma, b. Aug., 1858, m. 1874 Geo. W. Waddy; reside in Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
B Raymond Troubat, b. Apl. 3, 1877. 


EDWIN STARR, son of Timothy 278, Timothy 276, Samuel 
265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. July 
9, 1787, at Middletown, Ct. ; a silversmith and type founder; an 
ingenious man; among other inventions in his line of business was 
a novel method of printing two or more colors by changeable type ; 
Free Thinker. He lived in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Pitts- 
burg, and Philadelphia; d. Jan. 19, 1853. 



He m. (1st) Jan. 9, 1813, SARAH, dau. of Thomas and Anna 
(DePrefontain) WATTSON, b. Jan. 8, 1793, at Phil; d. May 23, 
1843. He m. (2d) MARIA DENNIS, wid. of Mr. Henry D. 
WAIN WRIGHT; she d. 1856. 


+ William Wattson, b. Nov. 15, 1813, d. Nov. 17, 1813. 
294 Thomas Wattson, b. Apl. 2, 1815. 
A Emeline Cecelia, b. Oct. 7, 1816, d: Feb. 22, 1857. She m. June 
25, 1835, George Benjamin Long, b. Dec. 7, 1811, at Port Tobacco, 
Md. ; a chair-maker; res. Baltimore; Roman Catholic; d. Mch. 11, 


Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1837, d. Oct. 9, 1838.— George Edwin, 
b. Jan. 18, 1839, d. Mch. 14, 1867.— William Thomas, b. Apl. 1, 
1841.— Edwin Starr, b. Feb. 19, 1843.— John Henry, b. Nov. 11, 
1844.— Emeline Cecelia, b. May 2, 1846, d. June 13, 1846.— Eme- 
line Cecelia, b. Apl.. 5, 1847, d. . — Robert Joseph, b. Mch. 19, 

1849, d. Apl. 7, 1866.— Lloyd Parks, b. Nov. 19, 1850, d. Sept. 4, 
1851.— Lloyd Vincent, b. Jan. 22, 1852, d. Feb. 19, 1852.— Thomas 
Wattson, b. Mch. 7, 1853, d. Mch. 27, 1853.— Charles Henry, b. 
Mch. 22, 1854. 

+ Edwin Charles, b. Aug. 3, 1818, d. July 30, 1819. 

B Leonora Barrington, b. Dec. 5, 1819, m. Mch. 3, 1840, Lloyd Brad- 
ford, son of Abraham and Sarah ( Wright) Parks, b. Dec. 23, 1817, 
in Bait. ; a purser on the Bait, steam packets; Lutheran; d. May 
5, 1874. parks children. 

Lloyd Bradford, b. July 28, 1841, d. Aug. 15, 1841.— Abraham, b. 
Dec. 2, 1842, d. Apl. 29, 1846.— Edwin Starr, b. Apl. 3, 1845, d. 
Apl. 24, 1846.— Leonora Barrington, b. Mch. 8, 1847.— Mary Won- 
derly, b. Jan. 7, 1850. 

C Anna Dorothea, b. Mch. 15, 1822, d. Oct. 27, 1847. 

+ Sarah DePrefontain, b. Mch. 16, 1822, d. July 8, 1822. 

+ Edwin Augustus, b. May 28, 1824, d. Sept. 1, 1825. 

+ Timothy Gaylord, b. Apl. 1, 1826, d. Aug. 27, 1827. 

+ Timothy Edwin, b. July 27, 1829, d. Mch. 18, 1830. 

D Mary Fosdick, b. May 18, 1830, d. Feb. 25, 1871; unm'd. 

E Caroline Louisa, b. July 31, 1832, m. 1854, Charles Edward, son of 
John and Margaret (Glissan) Myers, b. May 16, 1835, in Frederick 
Co. , Md. ; a grain and coal dealer at Frederick, Md. ; Methodist. 


Clara Horton, b. Oct. 13, 1854.— John Percy, b. June 21, 1856.— 
Kate Hanley, b. May 5, 1858.— Margaret, b. Feb. 3, I860.— Leo- 
nora Barrington, b. May 19, 1862; twin with Louisa, who d. the 
same day. — Lucy Lee, b. Feb. 22, 1864. — William Wallace, b. 
May 29, 1866.— Mary Alice, b. Oct. 12, 1868.— Charles Edwin, b. 
Sept. 11, 1871.— James Albert, b. Apl. 8, 1874. 
F Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1834, d. unm'd, Aug. 6, 1870. 



G Laura Parks, b. Apl. 15, 1838, m. May 14, 1866, Robert Hubbard, 
son of Reuben and Anna Johnson {Roberts) Ward, b. May 11, 
1822, in Phil. ; a tin and sheet-iron worker in Phil. ; Meth. A son, 
Edwin Starr Ward, b. Mch. 31, 1873. 


THOMAS WATTSON STARR, son of Edwin 293, b. Apl. 2, 
1815, in Phil., where he established a type foundry, which he still 
carries on, under the firm of T. W. Starr & Son, at 324 Chestnut 
st. ; an inventive genius, like his father before him, and obtained a 
patent on a valuable and useful invention in his business of mak- 
ing the "matrice" by the electrotype process. He is an honored 
member of the Methodist church; trustee and steward for many 
years; family residence, Camden, N. J. 

He m. (1st) Dec. 26, 1838, EMILY, dau. of and Ann (Hol- 

broolc) HUGHES, b. May 23, 1819, at Bait.; d. Nov. 1, 1850. 

He m. (2d) MARY CATHARINE, dau. of George and Mary 
Perkins, b. in Phil. 


A Mary Ann, b. Jan. 24, 1840. 

B Emma Perkins, b. Aug. 21, 1843. 

C Edwin Perkins, b. Feb. 25, 1845; unm'd; is in business with his 

father in Phil. 
+ Sarah Perkins, b. Jan. 16, 1847, d. Apl. 20, 1848. 


CHARLES STARR, son of Timothy 278, Timothy 276, Sam- 
uel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
Feb. 18, 1790, at Mid.; lived in Hartford; removed to New York 
in 1815, and was connected the greater part of his business life 
with the Am. Bible Soc, as contractor and superintendent of the 
binding department, and for a shorter period in the same relation 
with the Am. Tract Soc, of which he was one of the three origi- 
nators; also one of the founders of the N. Y. University, and a 
member of its first council; Supt. of the N. Y. Hospital for 4 years; 
and for many years an elder in Dr. S. H. Cox's and the Spring St. 
Pres. churches. He d. at the res. of his son in Orange, N. J., Dec. 
7, 1859. 

He m. June 20, 1811, NANCY, dau. of John and Anna 
(Meriam) DODGE, of Boston, b. Feb. 14, 1787, d. Dec. 24, 1859. 




296 Charles, b. May 22, 1812. 

297 William Henry, b. Mch. 27, 1814. 

298 Edgar Philander, b. Feb. 14, 1818. 
300 Alfred Adolphus, b. Jan. 25, 1820. 

A Ann Maria, b. Oct. 27, 1823, d. Feb. 2, 1870. She m. May 25, 1842, 

Dr. James G., son of Moses and Emma {Hastings) Barbour, b. 

July 7, 1814, in New York; removed to Norwalk, Ct., in 1850; 

physician. barbour children. 

James Edgar, b. Nov. 17, 1843.— Louisa, b. Nov. 4, 1845, d. 

Sept. 12, 1846.— Anna Starr, b. Aug. 9, 1847.— Charles Starr, b. 

Mch. 10, 1850.— Emma Hastings, b. Jan. 29, 1852.— Mary Ellen, 

b. Apl. 22, 1854.— Wm. Henry, b. May 26, 1856.— Samuel Lynes, 

b. Mch. 11, I860.— Frank, b. Feb. 18, 1862. 
B Edmaresa, b. Dec. 28, 1824, m. July 14, 1846, Dr. Peter Mclntire, 

son of Duncan and Isabella {Mclntire) McLaren, b. Dec. 17, 1817 ; 

a physician in Oakland, Cal. 


James Starr, b. Sept. 23, 1848, d. May 23, 1865.— Charles Starr, b. 
Aug. 1, 1851.— Duncan, b. Feb. 26, 1854.— Isabella, b. Sept. 24, 
1855, d. Nov. 2, 1872. 
+ Samuel Gaylord, b. July 24, 1830, d. Aug. 1, 1831. 


CHARLES STARR, son of Charles 295, b. May 22, 1812, at 
Hartford, Ct.; a farmer, for many years living at Coxsackie, N.Y.; 
has recently removed to Breaux Bridge, La.; Presbyterian; m. Oct. 
14, 1834, SARAH ELTZABETH, dau. of Dr. John W. and Jemima 
(Wills) LEDDEL, of Mendham, N. J., b. Apl. 30, 1815. 


-t- Sarah Louisa, b. July 30, 1835, d. Apl. 8, 1843. 

A Charles Augustus, b. Sept. 12, 1837, d. Mch. 18, 1872, in La.; 

B Mary Allen, b. Nov. 4, 1840. 

997 . 

WILLIAM HENRY STARR, son of Charles 295, b. Mch. 27, 
1814, at Hartford, Ct.; graduated at Yale Coll. in 1834; studied 
law with Gov. W. W. Ellsworth, in Hartford, and at the Law 
School in New Haven; lived four years in Orange, N. J., where 
he was senior warden of Grace church; went West in 1836; set- 
tled at Burlington, Iowa; in the practice of law; was at one time 
the U. S. Dist. Attorney; d. Dec. 29, 1876. 



He m. Mch. 2, 1836, FANNY COWLES, dau. of James Kel- 
logg and Caroline (Deming) CAMP, b. Jan. 14, 1816, at Farming- 
ton, Ct.; d. Dec. 24, 1874. 


A William Edgar, b. Dec. 23, 1837, at Farmington, Ct. 

+ Mary, b. May 19, 1840, d. Aug. 25, 1841. 

B Caroline Deming, b. May 14, 1842, m. Dec. 2, 1875, Hon. Hugh, son 

of Duncan Angus and Sarah (McCall) Cameron, of Caledonia, 

N. Y. ; a lawyer and a judge ; res. LaCrosse, Wis. A son, 

Francis Starr Cameron, b. June 17, 1877. 
C Edmaresa McLaren, b. May 19, 1844, d. Sept. 19, 1868, m. Sept. 14, 

1868, Gustavus V. Dodge. 
D Fanny Camp, b. Sept. 14, 1846, at B. 
E Walter Camp, b. Nov. 1, 1850, at B. 
+ Grace, b. Mch. 10, 1858, d. Aug. 6, 1859, at Orange, N. J. 


EDGAR PHILANDER STARR, son of Charles 295, b. Feb. 
14, 1818, at New York; from 1849 to 1864 be lived in Cincinnati, 
Ohio; returned to bis native city, and is now in the mercantile 
business; family residence at Orange, N. J. He is an active 
christian, and a prominent member of the Presbyterian church; 
while living in Cincinnati was elder, trustee, and supt. of S. S. in 
the 2d church, and sec. of the Board of Trustees of Lane Theo- 
logical Seminary; in Orange, elder for the past 12 years, clerk of 
the parish, and supt. of S. S. in First church, and sec. of " The 
Elders' and Deacons' Association of the Presbytery of Morris and 
Orange" since its organization in 1870. 

Hem. Oct. 2, 1843, LUCY MINERVA, dau. of Luther and 
Lucy (Trowbridge) JACKSON, b. Feb. 15, 1820, in N. Y. 


A Lucy Trowbridge, b. June 16, 1844, d. Aug. 28, 1875. 

299 Edgar Woodford, b. Aug. 14, 1845. 

B Laura Lansing, b. Mch. 11, 1853. 

C "Charles, b. Apl. 19, 1855. 


EDGAR WOODFORD STARR, son of Edgar Philander 298, 
b. Aug. 14, 1845, in New York; went to Cincinnati, O., where he 
m. June 1, 1871, JULIA C, dau. of Geo. W. and Sally B. 
(Clement) WILLIAMS, b. Dec. 16, 1846, at C; is now a book 
publisher in New York; family res. Orange, N. J. 




+ Bertha Clement, b. Feb. 10, 1873, d. young. 
+ Edna Jackson, b. Oct. 13, 1874, d. Aug. 4, 1875. 
A Charlotte Woodford, b. Jan. 24, 1877. 


ALFRED ADOLPHUS STARR, son of Charles 295, b. Jan. 
25, 1820, in New York; in 1872 removed to Westfield, N. J.; 
member of the Pres. church. He has devoted many years to 
studies with the microscope, making several important and inter- 
esting discoveries in the minute creation of the animal and veget- 
able kingdoms, and is well known as a lecturer upon the subject. 

He m. Nov. 15, 1843, HESTER HUTTON, dau. of Lawrence 
and Hester (Ridalock) WISEBURN, b. March 18, 1819, in New 


A Edmaresa, b. March 11, 1845; m. July 15, 1866, Horatio N., son of 
John and Mary (Duke) Wheeler, b. in New York; a grocer in 
Westfield, N. J. 


William Ovington, b. May 3, 1867. — Emma Louisa, b. June 8, 
1869, d. July 19, 1870. 
-+- William Ovington, b. Aug. 2, 1849, d. Dec. 2, 1849. 
B Nancy, b. Oct. 2, 1850; m. Nov. 3, 1869, George Smith, son of Smith 
and Emeline (Powers) Mosher, b. in New York ; a clerk in West- 
field, N. J. A daughter, 

Mabel Irene Mosher, b. June 12, 1873, d. Feb. 13, 1875. 
C Emma Louisa, b. July 25, 1852. 
D George Henry, b. March 10, 1855, d. Nov. 6, 1870. 
E Theodore Cuyler, b. May 16, 1857; a merchant at Westfield, N. J. 

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JUSTUS STARR, son of Capt. Timothy 276, b. July 23, 1757, 
in Mid. Nothing is known of his early life, as his name does not 
again appear on the records of either town or church ; until his 
marriage, at the age of 24, when he was Capt. or Lieut, of a pri- 
vateer; on his second cruise the vessel was captured by the British, 
and he confined in prison at St. Marks, Hispaniola, where he d. 
Jan. 21, 1783, of fever, and April 3 the news was received and 
recorded in Middletown. 

He m. Aug. 12, 1781, SARAH, dau. of John and Mary ( Yeo- 
mans) FOSDICK, b. July 15, 1761, in Mid. She was left a widow 
at the age of 20, with 

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A Justus Starr. He learned the jeweler's trade in Boston, frequently- 
visiting his friends in Mid. ; a member of the Methodist church ; 
removed to New York, where he died from the effects of lauda- 
num, whether taken by accident or otherwise is unknown; 
probably unmarried, and about 30 years of age. His mother, 
Mrs. Sarah Fosdick Starr, removed to New London, and m. March 22, 
1787, Col. Phillip Dejean, the French Vice-Consul, by whom she had 
two children — Joseph and Sally. The Col. was soon after ordered by 
the French Republic to take his station at Puerto Principe, and was 
there at the time of the terrible massacre of the inhabitants of Hispa- 
niola by the blacks. His wife for safety was taken to an American 
vessel in the harbor, commanded by Capt. Bulkley, of New London, 
where for three months she was an involuntary spectator of murders 
and fires on the shore of almost daily occurrence, until the return of 
the vessel to New London, where she supported her little family by 
keeping a boarding-house. Her husband was subsequently taken by the 
British and their allies, the negroes, confined in a prison at Jamaica, and 
in 1796 the sad tidings of his death were received by the lonely widow. 
She m. again, Jan. 1, 1797, Dr. Edmund Pelouze, born in 1765 on the 
island of Martinique, who in 1796 received the news of the death of 
his first wife, and the destruction of his property there by the negroes. 
They lived awhile in New London ; then removed to Charlestown, N. H. , 
where Mrs. Sarah Fosdick Starr-Dejean-Pelouze d. with the dropsy, 
Oct. 26, 1839. The above information was kindly furnished by her 
grandson, Gen. Louis H. Pelouze, U. S. Army, who died June 2, 1878, 
in Washington, D. C. 


CHRISTOPHER HAMLIN STARR, son of Timothy 276, 
Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165. Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. May 15, 1771, in Middletown, Conn.; followed the sea until his 
marriage, then lived at " Upper Houses," now Cromwell; in 1809 
he joined a company of emigrants raised in that vicinity, and set- 
tled in Stow, Portage (now Summit) Co., 0. [see 230]; cooper 
and farmer; attended the Pres. church, and in the absence of a min- 
ister was selected to read a sermon; d. May 16, 1834. 

He m. BETSEY, dau. of Levi and Betsey (Seymour) TAYLOR, 
b. Nov. 15, 1772, at Norwalk, Ct., d. Aug. 23, 1855. 


STOW, O., FAMILY— 302. 


303 Timothy, b. April 26, 1796. 
A Abigail, b. Dec. 3, 1797; m. March 12, 1816, John, son of Philip 
and Catharine {Bitter) Williard, b. Feb. 5, 1788, at Frederick, 
Md. ; a farmer; res. West Richfield, Summit Co., O. 


John Bennett, b. March 28, 1817; living in Akron, O.— Alva 
Burr, b. Dec. 4, 1818; living in Bay Co., Mich. — Henry Taylor, 
b. Nov. 1, 1820; living in Akron, O. — Lorinda Morehouse, b. 
March 9, 1823; living in St. Ansgar, la. — Levi Starr, b. March 
25, 1825; living in Bay Co., Mich.— Theodore, b. April 10, 1827; 
living in Lake Side, Cal. — Herbert, b. Feb. 22, 1830; living in 
Bricksville, O. 

B Levi, b. Nov. 21, 1799, d. unm'd, Oct. 7, 1826, in Richfield, O. 

C Ad aline, b. Sept. 2, 1801; m. June 29, 1826, Isaac Thomas, son of 
Isaac and Anna (Thomas) Welton, b. Nov. 10, 1803, at Goshen, 
Ct. ; in 1813 his parents went West; he resides at West Richfield, 
Summit Co., O. ' 


Herschel, b. June 11, 1828; m. Caroline Rudgers; res. Cleveland, 
O. Two children.— Elvira, b. March 13, 1830; m. Bradford H. 
Rouse ; res. Cleveland, O. ; one daughter. 

305 Stephen Morehouse, b. Dec. 29, 1803; bap. May 3, 1804. 

306 Christopher Hamlin, b. July 23, 1806. 

D Edward, b. March 21, 1808; a farmer; settled in Granger, Medina 
Co., O; d. April 20, 1873; "Disciples"; m. March 22, 1829, 
Sarah, dau. of Chester P. and Betsey (Shipley) Gallup, b. Oct. 7, 
1810, in Lisle, N. Y ; she is now living in Oshkosh, Wis. ; no 
311 Talcott Seymour, b. May 27, 1810. 

E Amanda Malvina, b. May 4, 1812, d. March 5, 1844, at Coventry, 
O. ; m. Sept. 1, 1832, Hiram Howard, b. April 22, 1808, in N. Y. ; 
a carpenter; d. June 2, 1860, at Spring Valley, Wis. 


Hiram Lucius, b. Dec. 6, 1833; res. Durand, 111. — Franklin Phi- 
lander, b. June 26, 1838; res. Durand, 111. — Almira Amanda, b. 
Feb. 8, 1841, d. July 10, 1842.— Francis Timothy, b. May 16, 
1843, d. June 13, 1875, at West Richfield, O. 
F Almira Taylor, b. Oct. 16, 1816; m. Oct. 20, 1836, John Patter- 
son, son of Chester P. and Betsey (Shipley) Gallup, b. June 3, 
1816, at Lisle (now Binghamton), N. Y. ; res. Oshkosh, Wis. 


Julia Patterson, b. Oct. 20, 1837.— Thomas Welton, b. Oct. 13, 
1839, d. July, 1849, at O.— Arthur Taylor, b. March 19, 1842; 
enlisted May, 1861, in Co. E, 2d Reg't Wis. Vols., for his coun- 
try's service ; was among the missing after the battle of the Wil- 
derness, May 5 and 6, 1865, and is numbered with the great army 



of unknown dead. — Mary Emeline, b. April 6, 1844. — Chester 
P., b. Aug. 11, 1846, d. July 11, 1847.— Adaline Theresa, b. April 
22, 1848.— Minnehaha, b. Sept. 10, 1856. 


TIMOTHY STARR, son of Christopher Hamlin 302, Timothy 
276, Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 
fort 1, b. April 26, 1796, at Mid. ; lived at Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, 
Northampton, and settled in 1838 at Lincoln, Morrow Co., 0. ; 
a cooper and farmer; d. Jan. 1, 1874; Methodist. 

He m. Oct. 6, 1825, MARY ANN, dau. of Jesse and Lucy 
(Marble) KENT, b. Oct. 7, 1808, at Hinsdale, N. H. 


A Levi, b. Dec. 16, 1827, at Cuyahoga Falls; settled in Woodbury 
Tp., Morrow Co., O. ; is postmaster at " Bennington," and keeps 
an extensive country store; Methodist; m. Feb. 14, 1854, Mary 
Ann, dau. of Jesse and Matilda (Barnes) Bush, b. Nov. 1, 1830, 
in Franklin Co. , Vt. ; no children. 

B Mary Adaline, b. Jan. 14, 1830, d. Oct. 17, 1870. She m. Dec. 12, 
1850, Henry Lewis, son of Azur and Elizabeth (Keen) Osborn, b. 
Aug. 20, 1827, at Peru, O. ; a farmer in Birmingham, where the 
children were b. ; now resides at Marengo, O. 


Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1852.— Permelia Ellen, b. May 17, 
1854.— Charles Fremont, b. Oct. 17, 1856. 
304 Seymour Talcott, b. April 11, 1833. 
C Caroline Almira, b. July 21, 1837; m. March 4, I860, Daniel 
Heveland, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Benedict) Wood, b. Nov. 
15, 1838; a farmer in his native town of Peru, Morrow Co., O. 

wood children. 
Martha Helen, b. Dec, I860.— Annetta, b. Dec. 22, 1862.— Leo- 
nora Adaline, b. Nov. 26, 1865. 
D Martha Eleanor, b. Aug. 26, 1841; m. March 16, 1862, Valentine 
Joshua, son of Joshua and Jemima ( Wright) Meader, b. May 13, 
1841, in Lincoln, Vt. ; res. Mount Gilead, Morrow Co., O. 


Albert William, b. Feb. 22, 1865.— Mary Ellen, b. Oct. 8, 1867.— 
Adaline, b. Nov. 26, 1872. 


SEYMOUR TALCOTT STARR, son of Timothy 303, b. Apl. 
11, 1833, at Northampton, O.; settled at Cardington, Morrow Co., 
O. ; has been a cripple for nearly 25 years from the effects of 
rheumatism; " United Brethren." He m. Oct. 19, 1854, TACY 


STOW, O., FAMILY— 305. 

ANN, dau. of John and Mary Hatcher {Nichols) HAMILTON, 
b. Sept. 7, 1830, in Loudoun Co., Va. 


A Edgar Bennett, b. Feb. 15, 1856 ; living in Meadville, Pa. 

B Levi Seymour, b. Oct. 15, 1858. 

C Henry Osborn, b. July 20, 1860. 

D Burr Hamilton, b. Apl. 7, 1862. 

E Walter Timothy, b. Sept. 13, 1864. 


STEPHEN MOREHOUSE STARR, son of Christopher Ham- 
lin 302, b. Dec. 29, 1803, at Middletown, Ct.; brought up in Stow; 
removed to Royalton in 1851; to Lafayette, Medina Co., O., in 
1862; a farmer: d. Dec. 29, 1872; m. (1st) BETSEY TEEL, 
who d. July 18, 1844, in child-birth; m. (2d) May 29, 1845, 
SALLY, dau. of Silas and Sally ( Gridleij) GATES, b. Sept. 4, 
1822, at Rodman, N. Y. She is now living with her youngest 
son at Whittlesey, O. 

children by first marriage. 

A Eveline, d. Dec. 4, 1845, in her 17th year. 

B Stephen, d. Men. 29, 1849, in his 17th year. 

C Elizabeth, b. 1834, d. Dec. 11, 1869. She m. Dec. 19, 1858, Rev. 
Samuel Alexander, son of John and Ann {Dunn) Hummer, b. 
July 31, 1834, in Knox Co., Ind. He is a Pres. minister, now 
settled in Marion, O. Her children were Eva Jane, Elizabeth, 
Samuel, Chalmers, d. se. 6 mos. Eva Jane has a wonderful talent 
for music, and is already distinguished as a pianist. 

D Oscar, a farmer at Rushville, 111. ; d. June, 1876, leaving a wife and 
seven children. 

E Edward, is married ; a farmer, living at Hale Ridge, Schuyler Co. , 

F Cassius, b. Feb. 13, 1842; enlisted in the service of his country 
Dec. 1, 1861, in Co. K, 6th Reg't O. Cavalry; reenlisted as a 
veteran; wounded in the fight at Dinwiddie C. H., Va. ; d. in 
Hospital at Washington, Apl. 22, 1865 ; buried at Lafayette, O. ; 

G Eliza Jane, b. July 18, 1844, m. William Holbrook; living in 
Cleveland, O. 


H Horatio Quincy, b. June 13, 1846, m. and lives in Iowa. 

-+- Silas Gates, b. Oct. 4, 1848, d. Apl. 8, 1849. 

I Elmer Gates, b. Apl. 20, 1861 ; living in Whittlesey, O. 

The most persevering efforts have been made to obtain fuller records of 
this family, but all in vain. 




Db. CHRISTOPHER HAMLIN STARR, son of Christopher 
Hamlin 302, b. July 23, 1806, in Middletown, Ct.; brought up in 
Stow, where his parents removed when he was young; worked at 
his trade of cooper until 1844, when he was laid aside for two 
years by sickness, during which time he commenced the study of 
diseases and the curative qualities of roots, herbs, and barks, for 
which he had a natural liking, and continued this study while on his 
farm in North Royalton, 0. In 1867 he commenced the practice 
of medicine on the eclectic system, and has been quite successful. 
In 1870 he opened an office in Boston, Mass., where he still resides, 
with an increasing business; Congregational; m. Jan. 1, 1831, 
MIRANDA, dau. of Comfobt and Lydia (Roberts) ROBERTS, of 
Middletown, where she was b. June 20, 1809. 


307 Daniel Clark, b. Jan. 1, 1832. 

308 Talcott Seymour, b. Jan. 12, 1835. 

4- Adaline, b. June 20, 1838, d. Jan. 25, 1847. 

309 Henry Harrison, b. Feb. 17, 1840. 

310 Winfield Scott, b. April 20, 1842. 

A Charles, b. Oct. 4, 1844, at Lafayette, O. ; Sup't of the Howe 
Sewing Machine Co's agencies; res. Mansfield, O. ; m. May 1, 
1873, Caroline Josephine, dau. of W. B. and Charlotte (Stever) 
Campbell, b. Mch. 12, 1849. 

B Comfort Marion, b. Sept. 14, 1846, at Lafayette, O. ; carpenter and 
farmer at Brooklyn, Cuyahoga Co. , O. ; member of the Meth. 
church. Hem. Nov. 28, 1872, Margaret, dau. of John and Isa- 
belle (Stevenson) Wilson, b. Nov. 14, 1854, at Carrolton, Canada 

+- Albert Hamlin, b. Mch. 14, 1853, d. Dec. 27, 1853. 


DANIEL CLARK STARR, son of Dr. Christopher Hamlin 
306, b. Jan. 1, 1832, in Richfield; lived in North Royalton, O.; in 
1863 removed to his present residence Bay City, Bay Co., Mich.; 
carpenter and cooper; now engaged in salt manufacture. He 
enlisted in his country's service, detailed as wagon master in a 
Division forage and supply train for about 18 months in the Army 
of the Cumberland; Methodist. Hem. Dec. 12, 1863, LAMANDA 
MARIA, dau. of Selleck and Jerusha (Seymour) WEED, b. 
June 17, 1838, in Ellery, N. Y. 

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STOW, O., FAMILY— 308, 309, 310. 


A Clara Amanda, b. July 21, 1865. 
B Daniel Henry, b. May 29, 1867. 
C Minnie Maria, b. Sept. 22, 1871. 


TALCOTT SEYMOUR STARR, son of Dr. Christopher Ham- 
lin 306, b. Jan. 12, 1835, in Paris; lived in North Royalton ; in 
1876 removed to Bricksville, Cuyahoga Co., O. ; farmer. He m. 
Apl. 18, 1858, ELIZABETH, dau. of Jacob and Polly (Corovier) 
FULLER, b. Sept. 10, 1837, at Independence, O. 


A Orrin Wilful, b. Jan. 10, 1859. 
B Daniel Ellis, b. Nov. 22, 1861. 
C Lelia Lowell, b. Aug. 26, 1863. 


HENRY HARRISON STARR, son of Dr. Christopher Ham- 
lin 306, b. Feb. 17, 1840, at Lafayette, 0.; was in the Government 
service, as teamster in the Army of the Cumberland, during the 
war; is a carpenter and farmer in North Royalton, Cuyahoga Co., 
O. He m. Feb. 19, 1865, HARRIET OLIVIA, dau. of Selleck 
and Jerusha (Seymour) WEED, b. May 11, 1840, at Ellery, N. Y. 


A Addie Evelyn, b. May 12, 1866. 

B Willie H., b. May 15, 1868. 

C Norris H., b. Aug. 17, 1869. 

D Ella Nettie, b. Dec. 14, 1872. 


WINFIELD SCOTT STARR, son of Dr. Christopher Hamlin 
306, b. April 20, 1842, at Lafayette, 0.; a farmer at Bricksville, 
Cuyahoga Co., 0.; m. Aug. 30, 1864, MARY, dau. of Ithamer 
and Linette (Bevel) ELLIOTT, b. Dec. 6, 1845, at Nauvoo, 111. 


A Myrtle Lillian, b. Oct. 10, 1865. 

B Mary Winifred, b. July 11, 1868. 

C Edmund Leon, b. Aug. 27, 1869. 

D Maggie Isabelle, b. Feb. 6, 1872. 



-31 1. 

TALCOTT SEYMOUR STARR, son of Christopher Hamlin 
302, b. May 27, 1810, at Stow; in 1854 removed to Bricksville, 
Cuyahoga Co., 0.; a cooper by trade, but devotes himself to the 
care of his farm of 100 acres. Is a ruling Elder in the First 
Pres. church. He m. (1st) Apl. 12, 1840, CLARISSA LIVONIA, 
dau. of William and Polly (Mase) WORDEN, b. Oct. 23, 1816, 
at Broome, N. Y.; d. Oct. 7, 1841.— m. (2d) May 8, 1844, JULIA, 
dau. of John O'BRIAN, b. 1820, at Stow; d. Dec. 29, 1853.— m. 
(3d) Nov. 1, 1854, MARY ANN, dau. of Jonas and Esther 
(Wadhams) SMITH, b. Mch. 26, 1811, at Lebanon Springs, N. Y. 


A Almira, b. Oct. 4, 1845, m. Nov. 28, 1867, Amasa, son of Joseph 
Kilbourn, b. Oct. 4, 1845, at Stow ; a farmer, residing at North 
Royalton, O. 

+ Augustus, b. June 6, 1846, d. Sept. 4, 1846. 

B Norman, b. July 10, 1848, at Stow ; settled in 1874 at Bennett's Cor- 
ners, Medina Co., O. ; engaged in cheese-making; Methodist. 
He m. Dec. 24, 1874, Sarah E., dau. of Henry and Mary Ann 
(Clark) Miller, b. Jan. 15, 1855, at York, O. ; d. Dec. 15, 1875, m. 
(2d) Apl. 21, 1777, Edith M., dau. of William E. and Almira 
(Lovell) Snow, b. Sept. 16, 1860, at Huntsburgh, O. 

C Martin Luther, b. Jan. 16, 1850, at Stow; is a harness-maker; at 
West Richfield, O., since 1873; Congregational. He m. Apl. 12, 
1874, Jennie E., dau. of William Eaton and Almira (Lovell) Snow, 
b. Aug. 25, 1854, at Boonville, N. Y. A daughter, 
D Edna Ursula Starr, b. Dec. 23, 1875. 

E Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1851; unm'd. 


3 I ^. 

ELIHU STARR, son of Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 15, 1735-6, at Middletown; in 
1776, '77, and '78 was treasurer of the town; April 14, 1777, was one 
of a committee appointed " to take charge of the families of the 
soldiers, who were away in the Revolutionary army." He was a 
highly-respected merchant, and left considerable estate at his 
death, July 24, 1798. 

He m. Dec. 16, 1756, MARY, dau. of John and Sarah BIRD- 

SEY, b. April 16, 1738, d. Nov. 7, 1825, at her daughter's, in 

Madison, N. Y. 




A Elihu, b. March 6, 1757, d. March 14, 1784, from injuries rec'd while 
raising a building in M. ; unm'd. 

B Mary, b. April 30, bap. May 6, 1759; m. May 28, 1781, Capt, 
Thomas, son of Thomas Goodwin. "Sept. 1, 1782, Thos. Good- 
win, Jr., and wife owned the covenant, and their dau. Abigail 
Stocking, was bap."; — "July 12, 1794, Saturday, A. M., Capt. 
Thomas Goodwin, Jr., on his passage to New York, was cast 
away in Long Island Sound, near Huntington; his wife Mary 
and her sister Ruth were drowned." — Records of the First Church 
in Mid. He escaped, for his name appears on the records, after- 

Abigail Stocking, bap. Sept. 1, 1782.— Mary, bap. July 11, 1784, 
m. Jas. F. Starr [280].— Elihu Starr, bap. Dec. 30, 1787.— Charles, 
bap. April 8, 1792, d. May 8, 1811. 

C Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1760; bap. Oct. 12, d. June 13, 1848, at M. ; m. 
(1st) Edward Ruggles; (2d) Potter; no children. 

+ Ruth, b. Sept. 16, 1762, cl. Oct. 13, 1766. 

D Charlotte, b. Feb. 7, 1765, d. May 14, 1842, in M., unm'd. 

+ Benjamin, b. Aug. 30, 1766, d. of small-pox, Feb. 21, 1778. 

+ John Birdsey, b. March 22, 1768, d. Sept. 5, 1778. 

E Ruth, b. Aug. 8, 1770; drowned with her sister Mary, July 12, 1794. 

F Clarissa, b. March 12, bap. 15, 1772. She m. Dec. 23, 1796, Rev. 
Evan Rogers, of Quaker parentage, from Md. He was an Epis- 
copal minister at Hebron, Conn., where his wife died; he m. 
again, and d. in 1809, while rector of the old parish at Rye, N. Y. 


Samuel Starr, b. Feb. 1, 1798, at Ellington, Ct. ; was connected 
with a mercantile house in New York 42 years ; retired in 1854 as 
senior partner; went west, and for 15 years was cashier of the 
Marine Bank at Chicago ; now living at Racine, Wis. 
Mary, b. about 1800, at Hebron; d. Sept. 11, 1812. 
+ Charity, b. Jan. 25, 1776, d. Jan. 8, 1777. 

313 Samuel, b. Dec. 15, bap. 21, 1777. 

314 Benjamin John, b. Sept. 12, bap. 19, 1779. 

G Elizabeth, b. June 11, bap. 23, 1782; d. Jan. 23, 1817. She m. 
Major Asa Bill, son of Samuel and Abigail (Mitchell) Sizer, b. June 
5, 1780, at Springfield, Mass.; a physician in Rome; about 1803 
removed to Madison, N. Y. After the death of his wife he m. 
again, and d. Nov. 22, 1829, at Trenton, N. Y. ; April 13, 1813, 
he was appointed Maj. of the 29th U. S. Infantry. 


Mary Birdsey, b. Sept. 30, 1802; is living in Toledo, O. She in. 
Jan. 10, 1819, Dr. Aaron Barker, who d. April 2, 1862.— Henry 
Huntington, b. May 4, 1804, d. June 28, 1849, at Buffalo. —Anna 
Maria, b. July 29, 1806, d. Dec. 31, 1807. 

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SAMUEL STARR, son of Elihu 312, b. Dec. 15, 1777, at Mid- 
dletown, Conn.; about 1799 he went to Rome, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
and m. BRITTANIA E ASTON, by whom he had three children, 
and d. Dec. 12, 1810. His widow m. Dr. Brown, and with the 
children removed to St. Louis. Every effort has been made to 
obtain the records of this family. Repeated letters of inquiry to 
the connections in that city, with stamps enclosed for a reply, 
have never received even the courtesy of an acknowledgment. 


A William. 

B Elizabeth, m. McGonigle. 

C Clarissa, m. "Hon. Henry S. Geyer, b. in 1798, in Frederick Co., 
Md., who early in life went to St. Louis. He succeeded Benton 
in the U. S. Senate from 1851 to 1857 ; a man of ability, pleasing 
manners, and of high character. He d. at St. Louis March 5, 
1859. " — Annals of Congress. 

3 1 4 

BENJAMIN JOHN STARR, son of Elihu 312, Samuel 265, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 12, 
1779, at Middletown; about 1799 went to Rome, Oneida Co., N. Y.; 
lived some ten years in Leyden; thence to Madison; about 1820 
to Western ville; after two years returned to Rome, which, with 
the exception of a short time in Utica, became the permanent 
residence of the family; hotel keeper. He Was a man of uncom- 
mon intelligence, and a most wonderful memory, and could repeat 
almost word for word anything he had ever heard or read. Such 
a man must of necessity be a great story-teller, which indeed he 
was. He d. Aug. 19, 1852, while on a visit to his daughter, at 
Cleveland, O., and was buried at Rome; Universalist. 

He m. Sept. 16, 1804, ACHSAH MARIA, dau. of Rev. Henry 
and Achsah (Bliss) ELY, of R., b. May 24, 1787, at Killing- 
worth, Ct. ; d. Aug. 19, 1864. 


A Catharine Ely, b. Sept. 5, 1805, at L. ; m. Oct. 29, 1828, Wil- 
liam Tarsush, son of Ezra and Caroline (Wilcox) Hungerford, b. 
Oct. 10, 1798, at Sherman, Ct. ; a carpenter in Rome, K Y. ; d. 
June 18, 1859, at Winfield, N. Y. 


Rosetta, b. Aug. 16, 1829, d. April 1, 1830.— Seth Briggs, b. 



March 3, 1831.— Helen Louisa, b. March 17, 1833.— Rosetta 
Maria, b. Feb. 20, 1835.— Caroline, b. Sept. 29, 1837, d. Nov. 29, 
1839.— Ben. Starr, b. June 15, 1840. 
B Benjamin Elihu, b. June 29, 1807, at L., N. Y. ; d. Feb. 27, 1835, 
at Rome, unm'd. 
315 Samuel Henry, b. July 31, 1810. 
C Mart Ann, b. June 5, 1814, at L. ; m. Jan. 18, 1837, Morris, son of 
Walter and Eunice (Hall) Chappell, b. Nov. 17, 1814, at Clinton, 
N. Y. ; res. Rome ; a route agent ; d. Dec. 27, 1874 


Julia Driggs, b. Nov. 2, 1837. — Catharine Sophia, b. April 12, 
1843, d. Jan. 20, 1865.— Mary Louise, b. Jan. 20, 1845.— Harriet 
Rosetta, b. Sept. 28, 1847.— Samuel Frederick, b. April 12, 1853, 
d. March 10, I860.— Clara, b. June 14, 1854, d. Aug. 25, 1855. 

+ George, b. Aug. 16, 1816, at M., d. April 14, 1822. 

D Charles Alexander, b. March 2, 1818, d. Jan. 20, 1864, at La 
Grange, Cal., unm'd. 

E Theodore John Bliss, b. Aug. 8, 1820; is an invalid, living at 
Cleveland, O. ; m. Mrs. McCracken. A son — 
F Benjamin Charles; graduated at Harvard Coll. 
317 George, b. April 8, 1824. . ■ 

G Harriet Maria, b. July 8, 1826, at R. ; m. Oct. 31, 1849, Edwin 
Adolphus, son of Caleb and Elizabeth (Moore) Tompkins, b. Feb. 
22, 1820, at Rensselaerville, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 30, 1867, in Omaha. 


Caleb Charles, b. Jan. 16, 1851, at R. — Edwin Adolphus, b. 
March 3, 1854, at Detroit. —Starr Eugene, b. June 29, 1857, at 


Col. SAMUEL HENRY STARR, son of Benj. John 314, 
Elihu 312, Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, b. July 31, 1810, at Leyden, N. Y., and now resides in 

His military record covers a period of almost fifty years, includ- 
ing nearly thirty years of active service in the U. S. Army. He 
served in the regular army of the United States, as a non-commis- 
sioned officer, against the Creek and Seminole Indians in Alabama 
and Florida, from 1834 to 1837, having previously served at Fort 
Moultrie in 1832, against the "Nullifiers" of South Carolina. He 
left the service in 1837, but re-entered the army in 1846, on the 
declaration of war with Mexico, as a sergeant in the corps of U. S. 
Engineers; was engaged in the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of 
Cerro Gordo, Contreras, and Cherubusco; commanded the forlorn 



hope at the storming and capture of El Molino del Rey; took part in 
the capture of the castle of Chepultepec, and of the city of Mexico, 
and continued in Mexico till the conclusion of peace, in 1848. He 
was appointed Brevet 2d Lieut. 2d Dragoons, U. S. Army, June 
28, 1848, in acknowledgment of his services in the Mexican war; 
served in Texas from 1848 to 1854, and in Kansas against the pro- 
slavery insurrection, in 1855; in the Sioux Indian and Utah expe- 
ditions, 1855-6, and in the western territories till 1861. Having 
risen by successive promotions, he became Captain 2d U. S. Dra- 
goons, June 14, 1858. 

In the War of the Rebellion he was assigned to the staff of 
Brig. -Gen. J. K. F. Mansfield as aid-de-camp; in May, 1861, ap 
pointed Provost Marshal of the City of Washington, D. C; and 
subsequently ordered on mustering duty to St. Johnsbury, Vt., 
and Philadelphia, Pa. In August, 1861, he was appointed by 
Gov. Olden Colonel of the 5th Reg't N. J. Vols., and in Sept. 
received leave of absence from the War Department to accept this 
command. In Dec, 1861, four N. J. regiments were ordered to 
report to Gen. Hooker near Budd's Ferry, Md., were formed into a 
brigade, as part of the " Army of the Potomac," and Col. Starr, the 
senior officer, was appointed to its command, and engaged in the 
battles of Fair Oaks, May 31, and Seven Pines, June 1, and while 
in command of his regiment, at Williamsburg, Va., May 4, 1862, 
(where his regiment lost heavily and himself wounded,) at White 
Oak Swamp, Chickahominy, Seven Days' battles, and at Malvern 
Hill. On the retreat of the Army of the Potomac to Harrison's 
Landing, Va., he resigned his commission in the volunteers Oct. 
20, 1862, having in the meantime been appointed Brevet Major 
U. S. Army, " for gallant and meritorious conduct at the battle of 
Williamsburg, Va." Gen. Hooker's report of this campaign says 
of Col. Starr, while in command of the brigade, "His energy and 
courage were conspicuous in every part of the field." He was 
promoted Major 6th U. S. Cavalry Apl. 25, 1863; the command 
of the regular brigade devolved on him June 13, and in the 
action at Upperville, Va., June 21, he was wounded in the 
side, in a charge on the rebel cavalry. During Lee's march for 
the invasion of Maryland and Penn., Col. Starr hung on the flank 
of the rebel army with his cavalry, skirmishing frequently with the 
enemy until it crossed the Potomac into Maryland, and on the 3d 
of July, at Fairfield, Pa., with the 6th U. S. Cavalry, reduced by 



casualties to less than 300 men, he engaged two brigades of the 
enemy's cavalry, checked their advance, and after a severe affair, 
in which the regiment lost heavily, frustrated the object of the 
enemy of a flank attack upon a Union brigade. Col. Starr was 
severely wounded in this action, receiving a saber stroke on the 
head, and a pistol ball through the right arm, which shattered the 
bone and rendered amputation necessary. This was performed 
four inches below the shoulder- joint July 4, 1863. He was taken 
prisoner after the action, while lying wounded in the house of a 
Union lady in Fairfield, but immediately released. For " gallant 
and meritorious services " at Upperville, and in the Gettysburg 
campaign, he was successively bre vetted Lieut. -Col. and Col., U. S. 
Army. On recovering so as to return to duty, he was Chief Mus- 
tering and Disbursing Officer for the State of Ohio from Oct., 1863, 
to Sept., 1864, when he was ordered to join Sheridan's army in 
the Shenandoah Valley, Va.; commanding Remount Camp, Pleas- 
ant Valley, Md., in Nov., 1864; and Special Inspector of Cavalry 
for the Armies of the Potomac and' James from Nov., 1864, to 
Aug., 1865. In Oct., 1865, he was ordered with his regiment to 
Texas, and appointed to the command of the post at Tyler, Smith 
Co. A local paper said, "For the benefit of those who may feel 
disposed to still hang out against a just and peaceful restoration of 
affairs in that Co., that they had just as well cave, for there is 
neither foolishness nor child's play with Col. Starr. He is one of 
your matter-of-fact sort of men, and has but one way of doing- 
things — that way is to do what he believes to be right, fearlessly, 
and regardless of consequences." Dec. 15, 1870, he was retired 
from active service "on account of long and faithful service, and 
wounds received in action, with full rank of Colonel, U. S. Army." 
Col. S. H. Starr m. in New York, July 21, 1841, ELIZA, dau. 
of John and Sarah (Truman) KURTZ, b. May 7, 1822, in Phil. 


316 Achsah Catharine, b. at New York. 
+ Kurtz Henry, b. Jan. 25, 1846, at New York, where he d. Apl. 2, 

A Annie Martha, b. at Austin, Tex. 
B Jo Ursula, b. at Fort Graham, Tex. 
C Samuel Benjamin, b. Apl. 20, 1857, at Burlington, N. J. 


MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 316, 317, 318. 


ACHSAH CATHARINE STARR, dau. of Col. Samuel Henry 315, b. 
New York, in. Nov. 12, 1866, WILLIAM DUVAL, son of Dr. William 
Duval and Marcia {Duval) PRICE, b. Oct. 12, 1836, at Apalachicola, 
Fla. He was the grandson of Gov. Duval of Fla., in Jackson's adminis- 
tration, and the nephew of Judge Duval, of the U. S. Court of Texas. 
He served in the war; a Capt. of 1st Texas Union Cavalry; afterward 
Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General of U. S. Yol. ; a lawyer, and Reg- 
istrar in Bankruptcy ; res. Austin, Tex. ; d. Apl. 9, 1877. 

price children. 
Henry Starr, b. Oct. 29, 1867, d. Nov. 7, 1868.— Louis Pope, b. Oct. 12, 
1869.— Marcia Tot, b. Dec. 8, 1871, d. Oct. 3, 1872.— Eliza Kate, b. May 

13, 1875. 

3 1 V 

GEORGE STARR, son of Benj. John 314, b. Apl. 8, 1824, at 
Rome, N. Y.; in 1856 removed to Chicago, where he lived the 
rest of his life, with the exception of a year in Cleveland, 0. He 
was an exemplary man; a railroad traveling agent; d. Jan. 14, 
1874, of small-pox, at Washington Heights, near Chicago; Universa- 
lis!. He m. Dec. 19, 1849, MARY ANN, dau. of Rufus and Par- 
thenia (Niles) EASTON, b. Mch. 18, 1828, at Whitestown, N. Y. 


-+- Charles, b. Apl. 12, 1852, d. the same year. 

A Hattie Parthenia De Jersey, b. Sept. 13, 1854, m. June 27, 1876, 

Mark, son of Thomas and Mary (Parkhouse) Pither, of Le Roy, 

N. Y. ; res. Chicago. 
B George Benjamin, b. Nov. 2, 1856; lives in Chicago; unm'd. 
+ Fannie Easton, b. Sept. 21, 1861, d. Oct. 28, 1862. 
+ Mary Easton, b. Nov. 14, 1863, d. Jan. 12, 1864. 

-3 1 8. 

JAMES STARR, son of Samuel 265, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 1, 1742, in Middletown; Dec. 19, 
1770, was chosen Town Collector; d. Dec. 29, 1781. 

He m. Oct. 20, 1768, ANNA, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Foster) KENT, of M., b. Dec. 5, 1740, d. Apl. 10, 1799. 


A Nancy Anna, b. Nov. 10, bap. 12, 1769, d. Sept. 27, 1822, in New 
Haven; unm'd. 

B John Kent, b. and bap. Aug. 30, 1772; was lost at sea; never mar- 


STEUBEN, N. Y., FAMILY— 319, 320. 

+ George Washington, ) b. Jan. 24, bap. 26, 1777, d. Apl. 26, 1778. 

C Martha Dandridge, ) b. Jan. 24, bap. 26, 1777, d. July 21, 1843. 
She m. June 30, 1798, Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Guy) 
Huggins, of New Haven, b. Mch. 8, 1773; a wholesale grocer for 
many years in New Haven, Ct. ; d. Mch. 29, 1849. 


James Starr, b. May 1, 1799; d. ; a lawyer in New York. 

Eliza Ann, b. Nov. 19, 1800, m. Leverett Candee of New Haven. 
Augusta Maria, b. Oct. 29, 1802, d. , m. John Wright of Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Jane Caroline, b. Feb. 18, 1805, m. Wm. Smith of N. H. 
Samuel Guy, b. Sept. 11, 1811; living in N. H. ; unm'd. 

3 1 0.. 

THOMAS STARR, son of Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 14, 1706, bap. Sept. 22, in the First church 
at Middletown. The only other mention of his name on the rec- 
ords of the town is, that " Thomas Starr died at Cape Boilion as 
per account Dec. 31, 1746." 

He m. THANKFUL, dau. of John and Mabel (Borman) GRIS- 
WOLD, b. Dec. 19, 1715, at Wethersfield, Ct. Soon after their 
marriage they removed to Salisbury, Ct., where their son was 
born, and, Oct. 11, 1739, he deeds land to the town of S. for a 
highway; again, Dec. 25, 1741, deeds land in S. to his brother 
Nathaniel of M. It appears that his wife returned to Middletown 
where ten days before his death, the son, then over 7 years old was 
bap., and the widow m. Feb. 14, 1750, John Ward, Jun., of M., 
and had three children. 


320 David, b. Mch. 21, 1738-9. 


Capt. DAVID STARR, son of Thomas 319, Joseph 197, Com- 
fort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Mch. 21, 1738-9, in Salis- 
bury, Ct., bap. Dec. 21, 1746, in the First church at Middletown, 
where he was brought up. Oct. 7, 1755, his uncle Nathaniel Gris- 
wold, of Wethersfield, was appointed his guardian. 

He m. (1st) Mch. 29, 1759, RUTH, dau. of Dr. Abijah and 
Anna (Ward) MOORE, of M., b. Jan. 1, 1742, d. July 30, 1786. 



He m. (2d) HANNAH, dau. of Nathaniel and Rebecca 
GOODWIN, of M., b. July 12, 1749, d. Oct. 3, 1818. 

Oct. 12, 1774, he deeds all his right in certain property of my 
honored father's in Salisbury and New Milford. He was for five 
years surveyor of highways in Mid., and filled other town offices; 
a member of the First church, and brought up his children in 
the same faith. He early joined the patriot army in the war for 
Independence, and was made captain. His townsmen did not 
neglect his family during his absence, for Dec. 7, 1778, also in 
1779 and 1781, "John Ward was especially appointed by the town 
to provide for the family of Capt. David Starr, a soldier at the 

About 1790 he left M. with his family, emigrated to Steuben, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., on a farm that still bears the name of " Starr's 
Hill," about half a mile from the monument erected in 1871 to 
Baron Steuben. The following is from the annals of Oneida Co.: 
" Starr's Hill, the most elevated point of the Steuben range, is the 
highest -land in the county. The view is very beautiful and 
extensive, taking in part of the Oneida Lake, and portions of 
seven counties are distinctly seen. It received its name from 
Capt. David Starr, one of the earliest settlers in the town, who 
chose for his home this elevated ground. Capt. Starr held a com- 
mission in the Continental army, and served seven years. He had 
but a durable lease of his farm, and was not as successful with 
his farm as with his sword. After the death of Baron Steuben, 
his executor, Col. Walker, pressed the Capt. for the rent, and a 
suit was instituted for its collection, when the Capt. became so 
irritated to think that one of his old companions in arms should 
distress him for that which he had not the means of paying, that 
he gave the Col. a verbal challenge to meet him at the grave of 
the Baron, with sword and pistol, and there settle the matter. The 
suit, however, proceeded no further, and the Capt. had more lenity 
shown him. A portion of this elevated locality is now devoted as 
a place of sepulture for the dead." 

About 1809 he gave up the farm, removed to Lee Centre, 
Oneida Co., and d. Aug. 11, 1813, while on a visit in Adams, Jeff. 
Co., and there buried. 


A Patty, d. Dec. 8, 1759, d. June 6, 1782. A stone marks her grave 
in Farm Hill Cem. , Mid. 



B Ruth, b. June 13, 1761, m. June 14, 1784, John, son of John and 
Sarah (FaircMld) Crowell, b. Apl. 6, 1762; res. Mid. After his 
death she went to N. Y. State, and d. at her daughter's in Canada. 


Heman, d. young. — Stata, d. young. — Martha, m. Warner Mitch 
ell; res. Canada. — Rhoda, d. se. about 20. — Ezra, m. ; res. Mid. 

321 Thomas, b. Oct. 2, 1763. 

326 Samuel Moore, b. Nov. 1, 1765. 
C Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1767; member of Cong, church; d. Jan. 17, 1804; 
buried on "Starr's Hill." She m. Jan. 25, 1789, Capt. Joseph, son 
of John and Frances (Saltus) Ingham, b. Sept. 19, 1764, on the 
Is. of Bermuda; a ship capt. ; left the sea about 1796, and settled 
at Steuben, N. Y. ; a well known and highly respected citizen ; 
d. Jan. 19, 1853. 


Frances, b. Jan. 11, 1791, m. Piatt Homan, res. Theresa, N. Y. — 

Joseph, b. Feb. 25, 1792; a prominent citizen of Alexandria, 

N. Y. ; d. Sept. 24, 1847.— John, b. May 29, 1794; living in 

Watertown, N. Y. — Samuel Saltus, b. May 24, 1801; an honored 

citizen of Oneida Co. ; d. Mch. 17, 1864. 
D Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1769, d. Apl. 20, 1815, m. Aug. 6, 1788, 

William Crosby, of Chatham, Ct., who d. Sept. 30, 1801, as. 37; 

lived in Middletown, and had four children, — Harriet Starr, 

Diana Waterman, Prudence, Ruth Moore. 
E Diana, b. Nov. 15, 1771, m. (1st) Mch. 29, 1791, John Oliver, son of 

Isaac, Jr., and Mercy (Hall) Waterman, of Chatham, Ct., b. Aug. 

8, 1769. They had two children, — Susan and John. She m. (2d) 

Heminway ; res. New York. 

F Mary, b. Jan. 24, 1774; a member of Cong, church, d. Sept. 22, 

1842, at Lee, N. Y. She m. Aug. 8, 1794, Samuel Marsh, b. 

Nov. 6, 1767; a farmer in Steuben, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 5, 1810. 


Betsey, b. Aug. 9, 1795, d. 1857, at Redfleld, N. Y.— Samuel, b. 
Sept. 18, 1796, d. Apl. 5, 1857, at Lee.— Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1798, 
d. Feb. 27, 1814, at Steuben, N. Y.— Sophia, b. Mch. 27, 1800, d. 
Mch. 23, 1859, at Martinsburg, N. Y.— David, b. Dec. 13, 1803, 
d. Dec. 14, 1803, at Steuben, N. Y.— Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1804, d. 
Oct. 10, 1872, at Jasper, N. Y.— Hannah Goodwin, b. Dec. 2, 
1806, m. Jesse Davis; living at Alexandria Bay, N. Y. — Alfred 
Nelson, b. Jan. 22, 1810, d. May 4, 1871, at Lee, N. Y. 
328 David, b. Oct. 8, 1775. 
G Thankful, b. Dec. 17, 1779; a member of the Cong, church; d. 
about 1814. She m. at Steuben, at the age of 16, George, son of 
Ichabod and Ruth (ItotchMss) Page, b. in New Haven, Ct. They 
lived in Smyrna, Chenango Co. , N. Y. After her death he mar- 
ried again, and d. at Earlville, N. Y. 


Ruth Almira, b. Apl. 4, 1802.— Harriet Caroline, b. May 9, 1805 
29 ( 215 ) 


m. Daniel Babcock; both dead. — Caleb Starr, b. June 19, 1808; 
d. ae. 26. 
H Abigail, b. Jan. 2, 1782, unm'd; d. 1843-4. 
331 Oliver Lewis, b. Men. 9, 1784. 

-32 1 .- 

THOMAS STARR, son of Capt. David 320, Thomas 319, Joseph 
197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, "b. Oct. 2, 1763, at Mid- 
dletown, Ct.; soon after marriage went — probably with his father's 
family — to Steuben, N. Y., remaining there three of four years; 
removed to Rome; thence in 1808, to Lee Centre, Oneida Co., 
where he bought a farm ; lived beloved in his family, honored and 
respected as a good man and citizen; d. Sept. 16, 1834. 

He m. Oct. 5, 1789, POLLY, dau. of Capt. Asa and Mary 
(Goodwin) FULLER, of M., where she was b. Dec. 28, 1769; d. 
Mcb. 24, 1850. They were both consistent members of the Meth- 
odist church. 


A Hannah, b. July 20, 1792 (twin), d. Jan. 3, 1851, m. Oct. 16, 1810, 
Abijah, son of Jacob and Eunice (Smith) Parke, b. May 25, 1787, 
at Sandisfield, Mass.; lived at Lee Centre; in 1846 removed to 
Homer, N. Y. ; both members of the Methodist church ; he was 
class-leader and steward ; farmer. He m. (2d) DIANA STARR 
[E], sister of his first wife, and d. Apl. 12, 1860. 


Warren, b. Dec. 18, 1811, d. May 25, 1813. -Samantha Starr, b. 
July 13, 1829, m. John B. Wright, of Homer; six children; resi- 
dence, Fort Atkinson, Wis. 

B Polly, b. July 20, 1792 (twin), d. Dec. 20, 1863, m. Sept. 30, 1810, 
Robert, son of Thomas and Betsey (Gauediniere) Mabb, b. in 
1783 at Schenectady, N. Y. ; a farmer in Lee Centre, N. Y. ; d. 
Men. 4, 1859. mabb children. 

Thomas, b. Sept. 31, 1812.— Polly, b. Sept. 8, 1814, d. Feb. 15, 1859. 
— Warren, b. Jan. 10, 1816; lives Vernon Center, N. Y. — Han- 
nah, b. Oct. 4, 1818, m. John Hurlburt; res. Delta, K Y.— 
Fanny, b. Feb. 21, 1821.— Asa, b. Sept. 20, 1823, d. Feb. 23, 
1825.— Diana, b. Oct. 11, 1828.— Jay, b. Apl. 8, 1830; lives Tully, 
N. Y.— Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1832, d. Jan. 15, 1864.— Charles, b. 
Apl. 14, 1835, d. Dec. 11, 1871. 

C Clarissa, b. Aug. 17, 1794; is living at Ida, Monroe Co., Mich., m. 
(1st) Jan. 31, 1816, Paul, son of William Taft, who d. about 1827, 
at Lee Centre, 1ST. Y. 


Hannah, b. Apl. 25, 1817, m. Jacob Dillenback; eight children. — 
William Harris, b. June 6, 1819, d. June 26, 1819.— William Har- 



ris, b. July 23, 1820, d. Oct. 29, 1871, m. Jane Ann Vandewalken; 
no children. — Josephine Bonaparte, b. June 14, 1824, d. Feb. 20, 
1874. — Paul J., b. July 12, 1827, m. twice; two children; res. 
Aurora, 111. 

She m. (2d) Marcus, son of Marcus Murphy, b. in R. I. ; farmer ; 
d. Oct. 5, 1867, in Dundee, Mich. 


Olive, b. Aug. 20, 1832, d. 1833.— Charles, b. Jan. 31, 1834, d. 
1864, at Nashville, Tenn. 
D Sally, b. July 29, 1796, d. Feb. 20, 1867, m. July 22, 1816, Joel, son 
of Samuel and Susan Barnard, b. Jan., 1784. They lived several 
years in Lee ; some time in Adams ; thence to Homer, N. Y. ; 
both members of the Meth. church for more than 40 years; a 
farmer. He d. Dec. 18, 1855. 


Reuben, b. Oct, 16, 1817, d. May 13, 1818, at Lee.— David, b. July 
30, 1819, d. Apl. 19, 1843, at Freetown, N. Y.— Harriet, b. Sept. 
24, 1821, d. Feb. 15, 1832, at Adams, N. Y.— William Walker, b. 
Dec. 25, 1823, d. Mch. 11, 1825, at Lee, N. Y.— William T., b. Aug. 
12, 1827; living at Millersburg, Ind.— James, b. Nov. 4, 1829, d. 
Feb. 26, 1832, at Adams, N. Y.— Edwin, b. Dec. 4, 1831, d. Oct. 
26, 1832, at Adams, N. Y.— John H., b. June 23, 1834; is a Meth- 
odist minister at South New Berlin, N. Y. 
322 Asa, b. Dec. 3, 1798. 
325 Charles, b. Mch. 3, 1802. 
+ David, b. Apl. 4, 1804, d. Sept. 17, 1804. 
E Diana, b. Nov. 30, 1805, m., Dec. 25, 1855, Abijah Parke, her 

brother-in-law [see A], and is living at Homer, N. Y. 
+ Fanny, b. Oct. 29, 1809, d. Oct. 30, 1810. 


ASA STARR, son of Thomas 321, David 320, Thomas 319, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 3, 
1798, in Rome; brought up in Lee Centre, N. Y.; inherited the 
farm and homestead, which he occupied until his death, Nov. 2, 
1873, when it was sold out of the family; Steward in the Meth- 
odist church. 

He m. (1st) Oct. 8, 1826, MARILLA AMELIA, dau. of Amon 
and Esther WARNER, b. Dec. 25, 1798, in Lower Canada.; d. 
Sept. 2, 1857; m. (2d) Aug. 12, 1858, Mrs. HELEN SHAVER, 
dau. of George and Elizabeth (Purdy) WILLIAMS, b. Nov. 1, 
1817, at Westernville, N. Y. 


323 William Almaron, b. May 20, 1828. 
+ Esther Polly, b. Sept. 6, 1829, d. Mch. 14, 1831. 


MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 323, 324, 325. 

+ George Washington, b. Dec. 9, 1833, d. Sept. 21, 1834. 
324 Charles Edward, b. Sept. 23, 1835. 


WILLIAM ALMARON STARR, son of Asa 322, Thomas 321, 
David 320, Thomas 319, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1. b. May 20, 1828, at Lee Center; in Sept., 1863, removed 
to Ava, Oneida Co., N. Y.; a blacksmith; for more than 10 years 
the village Postmaster; and for 17 years Recording Steward of the 
Methodist church; d. Nov. 14, 1874. 

He m. (1st) Feb. 11, 1849, SARAH L., dau. of Elijah and 
Sarah BROWN, b. July 15, 1826, at Nelson, N. Y., d. Apl. 10, 
1854; m. (2d) SUSAN BROWN, sister of his first wife, b. Apl. 
28, 1829, at Nelson, d. Jan. 8, 1864; m. (3d) Nov. 16, 1864, 
AMELIA ANNETTE, dau. of Amos B. and Eleanor Maria 
(Nott) BILLINGS, b. Mch. 16, 1841, in Lewis Co. 


+ Asa -Elijah, b. Dec. 31, 1849, d. Jan. 4, 1850. 

A Henry W., b. May 16, 1851, m. Malinda, dau. of Henry Anderson; 
res. Northwestern, N. Y. A daughter, 
B Nellie Starr. 


C George A., b. Aug. 13, 1856, d. Dec. 22, 1874. 


D Emory Alfred, b. Dec. 12, 1864. 

+ Morilla Esther, b. Aug. 16, 1866, d. Sept. 29, 1867. 

+ Chauncey Almaron, b. Sept. 17, 1868, d. Dec. 11, 1868. 

E Susan Eleanor, b. Oct, 23, 1869. 

F Elmer Romayn, b. June 29, 1871. 

-+- Hattie Bell, b. Dec. 21, 1873, d. Oct. 8, 1875. 


CHARLES EDWARD STARR, son of Asa 322, b. Sept. 23, 
1835, at Lee Centre; in Sept., 1871, removed to Rome, Oneida Co., 
N. Y.; a blacksmith by trade, and farmer by practice. 

He m. Dec. 28, 1870, JULIA ANN, dau. of William and 
Sarah Ann (West/all) HURLBUT, b. Aug. 6, 1849, at Rome; 
both members of the Methodist church; no children. 


Rev. CHARLES STARR, son of Thomas 321, David 320, 
Thomas 319, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 



b. Mcli. 3, 1802, at Rome, N. Y.; a Methodist minister, devoted 
and earnest in his work, beloved and successful in his ministry. 
In 1859 he returned to Lee Centre, and d. Mch. 23, 1865. 

He m. July 16, 1824, CAROLINE, dau. of Nehemiah and Ruth 
(Ramsdal) PARK, b. Sept. 27, 1805, at Tully, N. Y., d. Mch. 3, 


A Samantha, b. Aug. 29, 1825, m. July 16, 1845, Jarvis, son of Heze. 
kiah and Zilpha {Brew) Caulkins, b. Feb. 1, 1822, at Hartwick, 
N. Y. ; a hardware merchant at Adrian, Mich; Methodist. A dau. , 
Carrie Z. Caulkins, b. Feb. 5, 1848, at H. 

B Martha, b. Sept. 14, 1827, m. June 30, 1852, George, son of John B. 
and Hannah (Tompkins) Tinker, b. Jan. 26, 1825, at Bainbridge, 
N. Y. ; a farmer, since 1876 at Lebanon, Madison Co. 


George Emory, b. Oct. 27, 1855.— Eliza Matilda, b. Feb. 23, 1861. 
— Caroline Maggie, b. Aug. 3, 1864. — Flora Samantha, b. Sept. 15, 

C Belinda, b. Jan. 9, 1830, m. Sept. 28, 1852, at Guilford, N. Y., Job 
Scott, son of John and Esther (Hoxie) Knowles, b. Feb. 6, 1824, at 
South Kingston, R. I. ; lived five years in Ohio ; in 1859 returned 
to Lee Centre, N. Y. ; a farmer. 

knowles children. 
Carrie Matilda, b. Apl. 23, 1854, at Piqua, O. — Louisa Martha, b. 
Oct. 11, 1858, at Belief ontaine.— Charles Emory, b. July 15, 1872, 
at Lee. 

D Matilda, b. Jan. 26, 1832, m. Feb. 1, 1855, Ira Sheldon, son of John 
and Susan (Brown) Holcomb, b. Jan. 4, 1827, at Plymouth, N.Y., 
where they now reside ; farmer. 

holcomb children. 
John, b. Feb. 29, 1856, d. Nov. 24, 1872.— Susan Adaline, b. Feb. 
13, 1858.— Charles Starr, b. June 3, 1863.— Fannie Cushman, b. 
July 28, 1865.— Clara Matilda, b. Mch. 14, 1873.— Grace Lason, b. 
Apl. 10, 1876. 

E Adaline, b. May 12, 1835, d. Apl. 23, 1857. She m. at Guilford, 
N. Y., Jan. 20, 1854, John B., son of John B. and Hannah (Tomp- 
kins) Tinker, b. Mch. 23, 1832, at Bainbridge; went to Defiance, 
O. ; returned to Plymouth, Chenango Co., N. Y. ; a farmer; m. 
again; res. P. She had 
John Addison Tinker, b. Apl. 23, 1857, d. Nov. 25, 1866. 

F Charles Emory, b. June 3, 1841 ; a farmer, unm'd, when he enlisted 
in the service of his country, Aug., 1862, in Co. F, 146th Reg't 
N. Y. Vols. ; was in many battles, and escaped unwounded. In 
the terrible three days' fight of the Wilderness, he was taken 
prisoner, and for 7 months and 11 days was confined at Anderson- 
ville and Florence. The exposure and privation ruined his health, 



and when exchanged, he returned home, lingered for two years, 
and d. Sept. 11, 1867; a Lieutenant. 


SAMUEL MOORE STARR, son of Capt. David 320, Thomas 
319, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 
1, 1765, in Middletown, Ct. While a young man he joined the 
Continental army, and served through the War of the Revolution, 
for which he drew a pension for life of $96 a year from 1819. It 
is probable that he removed with his father to Steuben, and 
returned, perhaps, on a visit to Mid., for on the records of the 
Epis. church there is "the baptism Feb. 7, 1796, of Frances, dau. 
of Samuel M. Starr of Steuben." About the year 1822 he left 
N. Y. state, and settled at Hampden, Geauga Co., 0.; a farmer; 
d. June 21, 1844. 

He m. ABIGAIL ROCKWELL, b. Jan. 25, 1772, d. Apl. 12, 


A Fanny, b. Oct. 19, 1794, at Steuben, and a Frances, bap. Feb. 7, 
1796, at Middletown, are probably the same person. She was 
known as Fanny in after life; d. Apl. 10, 1868. She m. at 
Smyrna, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1818, Stephen Mix Allen, b. Aug. 12, 
1789, in N. Y. ; a farmer at Chardon, Geauga Co., O. ; d. Mch. 5, 
1859. A son, 

Edwin Judson Allen, b. Jan. 3, 1822, m. Sept. 19, 1843, Susanna 
Stafford. 2 children. 

B Diana Waterman, b. Mch. 14, 1797, at Steuben, d. July 25, 1860. 
She m. at Smyrna, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1816, John Lucas, son of 
Jehiel and Prudence (Wheeler) Watros, b. Oct. 9, 1795, in Ct., d. 
June 23, 1875. In 1825 they removed from N. Y. to Hampden, 
Ohio ; lived 8 years in Wis. ; settled at Chardon, O. ; a cooper ; 
"Disciples." watros children. 

William Wilson, b. Jan. 18, 1817.— Lucinda Smith, b. May 31, 
1819; is now the widow of Samuel Falkinburg. — Charles Henry, 
b. Apl. 13, 1821.— Harriet Newell, b. Oct., 1825, at H., d. July, 
1826.— Samuel Newell, b. July 9, 1827.— Alonzo, b. Jan. 27, 1830. 
—Jehiel Elmer, b. Apl. 27, 1834, d. Oct. 1, 1870, at Mentor, O.— 
Fanny Abigail, b. May 2, 1836, d. Jan. 23, 1858. 

C Submit Rockwell, b. May 17, 1800, m. Calvin Beebe; had two 
children, Edward and Harriet; they went to Nauvoo and joined 
the Mormons. 
327 Samuel Rockwell, b. Apl. 13, 1802. 


STEUBEN, N. Y., FAMILY— 327, 328. 


SAMUEL ROCKWELL STARR, son of Samuel Moore 326, 
b. Apl. 13, 1802, at Steuben, N. Y.; a blacksmith and farmer; 
lived in Parma and Cleveland; settled at LeRoy, Geauga Co., 0. 
He d. Dec. 19, 1846, while on a visit to his sister in Nauvoo, 111., 
and there buried. He m. at Hampden, O., Mch. 15, 1832, 
NANCY ANN, dau. of Charles and Sarah (Brindley) FALK- 
ENBURG, b. Nov. 11, 1813, in New Jersey. After his death she 
m. ¥m. F. Andrews, and is living at Morgan, O. 


A Harriet Abigail, b. Feb. 3, 1834, at LeRoy, m. July 3, 1851, Alonzo 
Alfred, son of John and Nancy Ann (Viall) Green, b. May 2, 
1829, at Hoosick, N. Y. ; a farmer; residing in Willonghby, Lake 


Linda Submit, b. Oct. 27, 1852, m. Nov. 17, 1875, Daniel H. 
Bates of Mentor, O.— Ida Ann, b. May 20, 1854.— Clara Matilda, 
b. May 25, 1856.— William Alonzo, b. May 29, 1858.— Harriet 
Nancy, b. Mch. 9, I860.— George Howard, b. July 18, 1862. 


DAVID STARR, son of David 320, Thomas 319, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 8 [15?], 1775, at 
Middletown, Ct.; was brought up in Steuben, N. Y., with few 
early advantages, for he could not read and write until taught by 
his wife after their marriage. On coming of age, he started from 
home, with an axe on his shoulder, to make his own way in the 
world; camped in the forest (now in the town of Champion, Jeff. 
Co., NT. Y.), and commenced clearing the land. After two years 
of hard labor, and building a log cabin, he went to Steuben for a 
wife, whom he brought to this humble home, where, with patient, 
persevering industry, united with tact, shrewdness, and enterprise, 
he built up an extensive business, and accumulated a large prop- 
erty, owning and managing a farm, grist-mill, village store, and 
distillery, and built a fine house, complete in itself and surround- 
ings, quite in contrast with his humble beginning. Later in life 
he gave up business, and removed to Adams, in the same county, 
where he d. Nov. 24, 1841; buried at his old home. 

He m. (1st) Dec. 20, 1800, MARIA JANE, dau. of John and 
Susan {Jones) HOTCHKISS, b. June 12, 1775, at New Haven, 
Ct., d. Sept. 13, 1834; a member of the Pres. church. 



He m. (2d) April 26, 1835, HANNAH, dau. of Josiah P. 
WARD, b. July 7, 1818, at Watertown, N. Y. 


329 John Hotchkiss, b. June 18, 1804. 

A Susan Jones, b. Oct. 20, 1807, m. May 19, 1822, in her 15th year, 
Charles Hopkins, son of Isaac and Lucy (Otis) Bussell, b. Jan. 8, 
1798, in Cheshire Co., N. H. In July, 1835, left Champion, 
and went to Ohio; in Nov., 1865, to Mich.; and settled in New 
Haven, Gratiot Co. ; a farmer ; Universalist. 


Lucy M., b. May 12, 1823.— David Starr, b. Oct. 16, 1824.— John 
Hotchkiss, b. Aug. 5, 1826, d. Mch. 7, 1875, at N. H.— Hiram A., 
b. Mch. 3, 1828.— Isaac M., b. Aug. 20, 1831; lives in Elyria, O. 
—Frederick William, b. Mch. 19, 1834.— Maria Jane, b. Dec. 15, 
1836, d. July 13, 1874.— Charles Otis, b. Sept. 16, 1838.— Mary 
Hannah, b. Oct. 30, 1840.— Sophia Charlotte, b. Sept. 28, 1842.— 
Celia Amelia, b. Jane 14, 1844, m. Jenck. 


330 David, b. Feb. 21, 1836. 

+ Maria, b. Aug. 19, 1837, d. Dec. 23, 1837. 

B George, b. Mch. 5, 1839; enlisted in the service of his country; 
lived at Felt's Mills, N. Y. ; d. June 30, 1863. 


JOHN HOTCHKISS STARR, son of David 328, b. June 18, 
1804; assisted his father as bookkeeper, and bad charge of the 
store ; a smart business man, and a respected citizen ; was lame for 
many years, caused by a severe fall; and d. of consumption Feb. 
20, 1841, at Champion, N. Y. He m. in 1839 PAULINA CUR- 
TIS, who d. two or three years after her husband, of the same 


+ Susan, b. Jan. 3, 1841, d. Mch. 20, 1841. 


DAVID STARR, son of David 328, b. Feb. 21, 1836, at Cham- 
pion, N. Y.; in 1856 went to Chicago; in 1859 to Cal.; and after 
the usual ups and downs of California life, settled at Oro Fino, 
Siskiyou Co. ; a merchant. 

He m. Oct. 26, 1868, EVA JOSEPHINE, dau. of John Peter 
and Mary Elizabeth (Royer) MEAMBER, b. July 29, 1852, at 
Belleville, 111. 




A Frank Jay, b. Jan. 30, 1870. 

B Mary Elizabeth, b. Mch. 5, 1872. 

C Edward Bean, b. Jan. 6, 1874. 

D Minnie Rose, b. July 11, 1875. 

E Emma Jay, b. July 23, 1877. 

33 1 ._ 

OLIVER LEWIS STARR, son of David 320, Thomas 319, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. March 9, 
1784, at Middletown, Ct. ; was young when the family removed to 
Steuben; lived in Lee Centre, where his wife died, and soon after, 
in 1832 or '33, removed to Ellery, Chautauqua Co.; farmer; d. 
June 15, 1860; Baptist. 

He m. (1st) SALLY CORNISH, b. June 9, 1788, at Whites- 
town, N. Y., d. Sept. 13, 1831; m. (2d) Feb. 15, 1836, Mrs. LO- 
RAIN LOOMIS, dau. of Amasa and Betsey ( White) IVES, b. 
April 7, 1808, at Fenner, N. Y. 


A Sarah Maria, b. Sept. 8, 1810, d. Feb. 2, 1838; m. Nov. 22, 1830, 
Rev. Manning Cooper, a Methodist minister, and bad Judson, 
Harriet and Hiram. 

B Roxcinda Sophia, b. Nov. 11, 1813, at Lee, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 14, 1832, 
Dudley Thomas, son of Moses and Abigail Sanborn, b. 1803, in 
Vermont; a farmer; lived awhile in Ellery, N. Y. ; in 1848 settled 
at Russellsburg, Pa. 


Emily Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1838; m. Dean.— Cynthia 

Sophy, b. June 4, 1840; m. McCoy. — Henry Alden, b. April 

16, 1842. — Allen Robert, b. April 2, 1844. — Lodisa Jane, d. — 

Rosetta Maria, b. Sept. 27, 1848; m. Clark. — Harriet Almena, 

b. Dec. 17, 1850; m. Martin. — Sarah Roxcinda, b. July 2, 

1852; m. Morse. —Franklin Lewis, b. May 27, 1854. 

332 Hiram Porter, b. Dec. 6, 1816. 

333 Harriet Lee, b. Dec. 31, 1818. 

C Emily Eunice, b. July 15, 1821; m. Feb. 12, 1837, James, son of 
Jabish and Polly (Edwards) Beardsley, b. March 17, 1813, at War- 
saw, N. Y. ; a farmer at Ellington, Chaut. Co. , N. Y. 


Emily Jenneatte, b. Jan. 20, 1838, d. April 26, 1863.— Oscar, b. 
April 2, 1840, d. April 7, 1841.— James Jerome, b. March 31, 
1842, d. March 10, 1844.— Jabish Lewis, b. July 11, 1844.— 
Luther, b. Nov. 21, 1846; enlisted in the service of his country; 
d. in the stockade at Andersonville, 1864; a member of Co. L, 12th 
30 ( 223 ) 


Reg't Pa. Cavalry. — John Wesley, twin with George Washing- 
ton, b. July 10, 1848.— Eunice Melissa, b. Sept. 3, 1850.— Ella 
Jane, b. Aug. 15, 1855. 


D Lewis Monroe, b. Feb. 12, 1837; m. Jan. 6, 1858, Jane Furlow; 

has one daughter. 
E Amasa Ives, b. Feb. 24, 1839, at Ellery, N. Y. ; a farmer in his 

native town; P. O., Dewittville; Baptist. Hem. Aug. 30, 1876, 

Huldah Eunice, dau. of David and Thankful (BrowneU) Brownell, 

b. Nov. 28, 1844, at E. 
F Mary Eliza, b. Aug. 26, 1841; m. Dec. 15, 1861, Lewis Henry, son 

of Gilbert and Polly {Snider) Clark, b. Sept. 6, 1836, at Ellery, 

where they now reside ; farmer. 


De Forest Luverne, b. March 19, 1863.— Merritt Lewis, b. Feb. 4, 
1865.— Gilbert Verett, b. Dec. 25, 1869. 
G George Washington, b. Sept. 22, 1849; he left home after his 
father's death, and in March, 1872, settled at Dunkirk, N. Y. ; is 
in the employ of the Erie R. R. He m. Oct. 15, 1868, Helen E., 
dau. of Varnum N. and Laura C. (Risley) Batcheller, b. Aug. 11, 
1848, at Pomfret, N. Y. 


HIRAM PORTER STARR, son of Oliver Lewis 331, b. Dec. 6, 
1816, at Lee, N. Y.; when a boy the family removed to Ellery. 
He is a farmer at Allegan, Allegan Co., Mich. ; " United Brethren." 

He m. Feb. 10, 1856, MARY, dau. of Reese and Rebekah 
Hughes, b. in Wales. 


A Emily Abigail, b. Nov. 14, 1856, at Ellington, N. Y. 

B Lewis Reese, b. Sept. 24, 1862, at Yan Buren, Ind. 

C Harriet Rebekah, b. Nov. 6, 1868, at Union, Erie Co. , Pa. 


HARRIET LEE STARR, dau. of Oliver Lewis 331, b. Dec. 31, 1818, 
at Lee, N. Y, ; m. Jan. 18, 1843, ABEL BURLINGAME, son of Ichabod 
and Eunice (Burlingame) MATTOCKS, b. March 12, 1819, in Attica, 
N. Y. ; a tailor by trade, and a farmer by practice ; settled in Ellington 
(Falconer P. O.), Chaut. Co., N. Y. Their residence on the bank of the 
creek that runs through the village, was swept away by the flood that 
inundated the town, Sept. 8, 1865, caused by the giving away of a mill- 
dam, after a heavy rain. Mrs. Mattocks with her four children were in 
the house at the time, and carried down with the debris in the mighty 
waters. She was rescued a long distance below; but her four children 
were drowned. The bodies of three were found near each other ; but little 
Freddie's was never recovered. 




Sarah Jane, b. May 26, 1844.— Charles Eugene, b. July 14, 1846.— Eunice 
Lorain, b. Aug. 29, 1848.— Harriet Sophia, b. Feb. 3, 1851.— Franklin 

Pierce, b. Sept. 14, 1852. Henrietta Adelle, b. Jan. 19, 1856.— Orpha 

Francelia, b. June 16, 1858.— Freddie Adelbert, b. Sept. 3, I860.— Carrie 
Emma, b. Feb. 12, 1865. These four were drowned Sept. 8, 1865, in a 
flood that swept away their home. 



NATHANIEL STARR, son of Joseph 197, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 19, 1709, bap. the same day in 
Middletown. His name appears occasionally on the town record 
of deeds, and the baptism of his children on the records of the 
First church; otherwise little is known of him, or of his descend- 
ants. None of his sons married, therefore the name in his line is 
extinct; d. March 25, 1789, and buried in Mortimer Cem. 

He m. his own cousin, Oct. 13, 1748, ANN, dau. of James and 
Mary (Starr) RICE, of New London [353 A], bap. April 19, 1724, 
in N. L.; was deranged during part of her life; buried in Middle- 
town, May 29, 1803. 


-f Daniel, b. July 25, 1749; bap. Aug. 6, d. Sept. 3, 1749. 

A Benjamin, b. March 7, 1750-1 ; bap. March 17, d. Aug. 25, 1765, at 

B James, b. Jan. 25, 1753, d. Feb. 17, 1822; buried in Mortimer Cem. ; 

prob. unm'd, for he wills his property to his sisters, brother, and 

C Mary, b. April 6, bap. 13, 1755 ; buried June 10, 1805, unm'd. 
+ Anna, b. May 4, 1757; bap. May 8, d. July 13, 1757. 
D Nathaniel, b. April 16, 1759; bap. June 24, d. Dec. 3, 1827, unm'd. 
E Ann, b. March 19, bap. 29, 1761; m. Charles Waterman; lived in 

Farmington, Ct. ; her estate was settled Dec, 1829; she had five 

children bap. in Epis. church, Middletown, Nov. 1, 1801 — James 

Benjamin, Sally Starr, Ann Rice, Catharine, and Fanny. 
F Sarah, b. April 8, bap. May 22, 1763; m. June 11, 1803, Loudon 

Bailey (his 2d wife); he d. Aug. 11, 1827. 


Major JEHOSAPHAT STARR, son of Joseph 197, Comfort 
165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 20, 1718, in Middletown, 
where he always resided ; a tailor by trade ; an influential citizen, 



holding important positions in church and town affairs for many 
years; connected with Christ church as warden, etc. He was 
active in military matters; in "March, 1755, was commissioned 
Ensign, to defend his Majesty's Territories"; the next year was 
appointed Capt., and soon after Major, to go against Crown Point. 
The latter title distinguished him through life; d. May 1, 1796. 
His gravestone is in the ancient burial place by the river. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 24, 1737, SARAH, dau. of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Sumner) STOW, b. March 20, 1719-20, d. Aug. 31, 1784. 
He m. (2d) July 12, 1785, Mrs. Mary Hubbard, who after his 
death m. John Crowell. 


A Jabez, b. Aug. 14, bap. 20, 1738; d. Feb. 14, 1755. 
337 George, b. Nov. 26, 1740. 

+ Lucy, b. March 26, bap. 27, 1743; d. Sept. 19, 1757. 

B Abigail, b. Nov. 14, bap. Dec. 23, 1744; d. June 12, 1801; m. (1st) 
March 1, 1763,- Capt. Gale, son of Thomas and Abigail Goodwin, 
b. Jan. 6, 1737-8, at Wethersfield, Ct. He was a ship captain, 
and lost at sea in 1765. 


Sarah, b. Sept. 2, bap. 30, 1764.— Submit, d. July 27, 1785, se. 19- 
She m. (2d) June 21, 1770, James Corn well, and had a son, 
James Cornwell, bap. Jan. 24, 1773, in the Epis. church, at M. 
C Sarah, b. Nov. 16, bap. 23, 1746; d. July 22, 1806; m. Sept. 23, 
1764, Jacob, son of Thomas and Abigail Goodwin, b. Aug. 12, 
1735, at Wethersfield, Ct. ; residence, Middletown; children bap. 
in the Epis. church. 


Nabby Gale, b. Sept. 18, 1765.— Lucy, b. Sept. 29, 1767.— Jacob, 
b. May 30, 1769.— Sarah, bap. March 17, 1771, d. May 17, 1771.— 
Comfort Starr, bap. July 26, 1772.— Sarah, bap. Aug. 21, 1774.— 
Maria, bap. June 9, 1776. — Jabez, bap. Aug. 31, 1777. — Frances, 
bap. Oct. 31, 1779.— Thomas, bap. April 14, 1782.— Jacob, bap. 
Nov. 21, 1790. 

D Comfort, b. June 5, 1749 ; lost at sea in Dec. 1765. 

+ Jehosaphat, b. Aug. 4, bap. 11, 1751 ; d. Sept. 16, 1757. 

+ Jabez, \ d. April 4, 1755. 

+ John, [b. March 24, bap. 28, 1755; d. May 11, 1755. 

+ Ebenezer, ) d. Nov. 11, 1755. 

336 Lucy, b. Sept. 17, bap. 25, 1757. 
342 Jehosaphat, b. Jan. 31, bap. Feb. 4, 1759. 

E Vine, b. April 23, bap. 29, 1762; in 1791 was elected grand juror, and 
for four years was vestryman of Christ church, in Mid. ; d. 1814. 
He m. Oct. 29, 1787, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Prudence Blague, 
of Chatham, Ct. ; a daughter, 



F Catharine Starr, b. April 3, 1792; buried Jan. 28, 1827. She 
m. Feb. 16, 1816 (2d wife), Daniel, son of Robert and HepsibaJ 
(Atkins) Rand, b. Oct. 24, 1779, in M. ; a lumber dealer in Mid. ; 
d. July, 1836 ; no children. 


LUCY STARR, dau. of Major Jehosaphat 335, b. Sept. 17, bap. 25, 
1757, d. Nov. 15, 1822, m. Feb. 12, 1785 (2d wife) Col. NEHEMIAH, son 
of Nehemiah and Sarah (Sill) HUBBARD, b. Apl. 10, 1752, at M. 
Rev. Mr. Hazen, of the First church, in his centennial sermon, July 9, 
1876, says of him: "He united with this church July 4, 1819. He had 
been in the army, first as Paymaster, then Quartermaster, doing most effi- 
cient service. He was President of the Middletown Bank for more than 
13 years, and of the Savings Bank for nearly 12 years. He was a man 
successful in business pursuits, enlightened in sentiment, and liberal in 
the use of his large wealth for public and benevolent purposes. At his 
death it was said of him, ' Middletown never possessed a citizen of more 
sterling worth or purer patriotism; ' " d. Feb. 6, 1837. 


Thomas, b. Feb. 4, 1786, d. Aug. 27, 1828, m. July 8, 1808, Frances Taber, 
of New London; res. Middletown; was cashier of the Midd. 
Bank, and Deacon of the First church; four children. 

Cornelia, b. May 15, 1788, d. July 14, 1822, unm'd. 

Richard, b. Mch. 27, 1792, d. Sept. 1, 1839; grad. at Yale 1813; m. Sept. 7, 
1814, Mary Cone, of Colchester, Ct. ; four children. 

Lucy, b. Jan. 1, 1795, d. Apl. 23, 1813. 
See Genealogy of Hubbard family. . 


Capt. GEORGE STARR, son of Major Jehosaphat 335, Joseph 
197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, and Dr. Comfort, 1, b. Nov. 26, 1740; 
resided in Middletown; was prominent in the affairs of church and 
state; warden and vestryman in the Epis. church for 13 years; 
selectman and auditor of the town, and during the Revolutionary 
struggle held the important position of State Quartermaster, — one 
of great responsibility and of difficulty in those years of the coun- 
try's poverty in supplying the soldiers with the necessities of their 
existence. A letter from Gen. Washington, dated "Headquarters, 
West Point, Oct. 2, 1779, to Capt. Geo. Starr, relating to shoes 
for the soldiers," is now in the possession of his great grandson, 
Clayton E. Starr, of Ohio; also one from Gen. Putnam, dated 
Reading, Ct., Nov. 3, 1778, on the subject of having the soldiers 
make shoes while in camp. For his services the U. S. Govern- 
ment made him a large grant of land in Ohio ; d. Jan. 28, 1820. 



He m. June 25, 1775, ANN CATHARINE CARNALL, d. 
July 9, 1817, se. 72. She was daughter of Cathakine Oaknall, 
and niece of Philip Mortimer, Esq., a gentleman of wealth, who 
settled in Middletown, and gave the land for the cemetery that 
bears his name, which is still perpetuated in this line. 


A Martha Mortimer, bap. Apl. 24, 1777, in Christ church; m. Sept. 
23, 1799, John Lawrence Lewis, was divorced on her own peti- 
tion by the Legislature of Conn., May session, 1827. At her 
death she left her homestead to Christ Epis. church for a rectory, 
on condition of change of name to "Holy Trinity," and the rest 
of her property mostly to the Miss. Society of the Prot. E. 
church. The following lines were found in her portfolio after 
her decease, May 7, 1848 : 

Close hy the graves, where my loved parents rest, 
Let my cold limbs by some kind hand be placed ! 
If, when my eyes are by Death's signet sealed, 
Some hand of friendship will that kindness yield, 
Peace to that friend who with my wish complies, 
And peace attend his manes whene'er he dies ! 

338 Philip Mortimer, bap. Oct. 13, 1783, in Christ church. 


PHILIP MORTIMER STARR, son of George 337, Jehosaphat 
335, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, bap. 
Oct. 13, 1783, in Christ church, Middletown. His father, having 
received a grant of land from the U. S. Gov't for his valuable 
services in the Revolutionary war, gave 200 acres of it to his son 
by deed dated July 27, 1802, and locates it "in the Territory of 
the U. S., northwest of the river Ohio, bounded south by the 
river Hocking, &c." On to this land, situated in Athens, Canaan 
Tp., Athens Co., O., he removed. After the death of his 
father he brought his family to the old home at Middletown, 
where they remained some three years, and his children were bap. 
Sept. 30, and Nov. 4, 1821, in Christ church; afterward returned 
to Ohio, where he d. Apl. 7, 1857; a soldier in the war of 1812. 
The Athens Messenger thus refers "to the death of this aged and 
well known citizen; . . a resident of our county 56 years, having 
come to the place in 1801. He followed the mercantile business 



in Athens many years, and then located upon the rich and valu- 
able farm upon the river bottom about 21 miles below the town. 
He spent the latter years of his life principally in horticultural 
experiments and improvements, in which he was greatly interested. 
He commenced life in this then new country with wealth, and per- 
formed an important part among the early settlers. He was a 
man of strong animal spirits, marked intellectual character, and 

great power of endurance, with some eccentricities " 

He m. ELIZABETH ADAMS, who d. Nov. 28, 1825, se. 45. 


A Georoe Mortimer, b. 1805, at Athens, d. ae. 21. 
B Julia Mortimer, b. 1807, at Athens, d. ae. 18. 

339 Martha Jane, b. June 10, 1809. 

C Ann Catharine Clayton, b. 1811, bap. Sept. 30, 1821, in Mid.; a 
member of the Pres. church; d. June 4, 1839, ae. 2f. She m. 
June 1, 1837, Thomas, son of Thomas and Martha {Daugherty) 
Welch, b. Aug. 2, 1807, in Huron Co., O. They left Athens; 
arrived June 12, 1838, in Lee Co. , Iowa, and settled there. She 
lived but a year. He is a farmer; m. again, and has held various 
official positions in the town of West Point, Iowa. A son, 
John Welch, b. Feb. 15, 1838, at A. ; resides at Humboldt, Kan. 

+ Mortimer, b. 1813, d. ae. 9. 

340 Clayton, b. Sept. 1, 1815. 

D Wellington, d. Aug. 5, 1860, ae. 44, at Compromise, Tenn., unm'd. 

341 Philip Mortimer, b. July 2, 1820, at M. 

E Caroline Charlotte, b. July 15, 1823, at A. ; m. Mch. 17, 1848, 
Jehiel, son of Martin and Margaret (Dunham) Mansfield, b. Oct. 
30, 1816, at Athens; a farmer in his native town; d. Dec. 13, 
1871 ; both members of the Methodist church. 


Leroy Francis, b. Oct. 22, 1850. — Homer Orlando, b. Sept. 19, 
1852. — Caroline Charlotte, b. Oct. 12, 1854. — Margaret Amina, b. 
Aug. 20, 1856.— Martin Hindley, b. Mch. 16, 1858.— Amy Jane, 
b. July 25, 1860. 


MARTHA JANE STARR, dau. of Philip Mortimer 338, b. June 10, 
1809, at Athens, O. ; m. by Rev. John Spaulding, Dec. 1, 1829, JOHN 
JESSE, son of Henry and Jerusha (Potter) MARLETT, b. Jan. 28, 1805, 
in New York; lived at Athens, O. ; in 1837 removed to Evansville, Ind. ; 
was one of its early settlers ; a self-made man, enjoying to a high degree the 
respect and confidence of the community, being well known throughout 
the entire section. He was actively engaged in mercantile pursuits until 
a few weeks before his death, and through his own exertions and untiring 



industry accumulated a fair property; was County Assessor; d. May 25, 



Charlotte Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1830, d. Aug. 11, 1841. 

Mary Jane, b. Sept. 9, 1832. 

Frances Ann, b. Apl. 16, 1836, d. Sept. 22, 1837. 

Joanna Amelia, b. July 23, 1838. 

John Jesse, b. June 14, 1841, m. Jan. 8, 1873, Anna M. Bartlett. He is a 

real estate agent in Evansville ; one child. 
Henry Clay, b. Apl. 22, 1844, d. June 6, 1844. 
Edward, b. Apl. 26, 1845, d. Jan. 13, 1849. 

Mortimer Starr, b. Nov. 28, 1851, m. Oct. 7, 1874, Cora Wood; one child. 
Wallace, b. July 16, 1854, d. Oct. 26, 1855. 


CLAYTON STARR, son of Philip Mortimer 338, George 337, 
Jehosaphat 335, Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 
fort 1, b. Sept. 1, 1815, at Athens, bap. Nov. 4, 1821, in Epis. 
church, Mid., Ct. ; lived at Higginsport, 0.; Mch., 1864, removed 
to Rising Sun, Ind., and lived but four months; d. July 4, 1864. 
He was in the mercantile business ; attended the Cumberland Pres. 
church, of which his wife is a member. 

He m. Mch. 15, 1860, MARY ANN, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
(Gildart) BEAN, b. Oct. 20, 1835, in Columbiana Co., O. After 

his death she m. Rutherford, and is living at Rutland, Meigs 

Co., O. 


A Clayton Edgar, b. Apl. 19, 1861. He has autograph letters of Genls. 
Washington and Putnam and Col. Meigs, written to his great- 
grandfather, Capt. George Starr, during the Revolution, with 
other interesting papers of the family ; lives at Rutland, O. 

B Ellsworth, b. Mch. 19, 1863. 

C Carrie, b. Oct. 11, 1864. 

34 1 

PHILIP MORTIMER STARR, son of Philip Mortimer 338, b. 
July 2, 1820, at Middletown, Ct., his parents being there on a 
visit ; brought up at Athens ; now resides at Waverly, Pike Co., O. 

He m. Jan. 31, 1849, MARY, dau. of Samuel and Charlotte 
(Beach) GILLETT, b. June 5, 1829, in Canaan, O. 


A Charlotte, b. July 4, 1850, at Canaan. 

B Wellington, b. April 30, 1852 ; m. , lives at Waverly, Pike Co. , O. 



C Mary Frances, b. July 30, 1854, at C. 

D Philip Mortimer, b. Nov. 14, 1856, at C. 

E Joanna, b. Sept. 3, 1861, at Athens. 

F Lafayette, b. March 24, 1864, at A. 

G Emma Jane, b. July 5, 1866, at A. 



JEHOSAPHAT STARR, son of Jehosaphat 335, Joseph 197, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Jan. 31, 1759, at Mid- 
dletown; lived in New York several years; returned to his native 
place and took up his permanent abode. His townsmen elected 
him selectman, Dec. 3, 1798, and annually for 8 succeeding years; 
was warden or vestryman in the Episcopal church for a longer 
period, down to his decease. He served in the war of Revolution ; 
entered before he was 19 years old, and in a letter to his brother, 
Capt. George Starr, dated Norwich, Ct., Dec. 8, 1777, says: "I 
am to go with the regiment to Long Island, and want a horse," 
etc. ; in 1780 was appointed ensign, then Quartermaster of the 9th 
Reg't; d. Sept. 17, 1814. 

He m. May 17, 1784, MARY, dau. of Robert and Almy (Sea- 
man) WARNE, of N. Y., b. Dec. 5, 1763, d. May 25, 1845. 

343 William, ) _ ,_ _ ._,- ■_ _ . 

349 Robert, [b- May 9, 1785, at New York. 

A James Seaman, b. Feb. 8, 1787, at New York; d. May 10, 1805, at 
Point Peter, Gaudaloupe. 
351 Beverly, b. Dec. 21, 1788, at M. 

B Caroline, b. March 4, 1791, at M. ; d. Oct. 7, 1817, unm'd. 

C Cecilia, b. Oct. 19, 1793, at M. ; d. Jan. 7, 1861 ; m. June 27, 1844 
(2d wife), Samuel, son of Lamberton and Elizabeth (Brown) 
Cooper, b. Jan. 22, 1781, d. April 19, 1863, at Mid.; no children. 

D Mary Almira, b. March 2, 1795, d. March 30, 1870; m. Nov. 26, 
1813, Henry, son of Alexander and Frances (Burbank) Wolcott, 
of M. , b. March 16, 1788 ; children bap. in Mid. ; removed to New 
York; he d. April 5, 1846, in Chicago. 


Alexander, b. Oct. 9, 1814; bap. May 14, 1815.— Henry Hunting- 
ton, b. Aug. 5, 1816; bap. Feb. 5, 1819.— Caroline Starr, b. Oct. 
8, 1818; bap. Feb. 5, 1819.— Edward, b. July 29, 1821; bap. Dec. 
31, 1824, in Epis. church. —Francis Burbank, b. Nov. 2, 1823; 

bap. Dec. 31, 1824, in Epis, church. — Ellen, b. , d. soon. — 

Almira, d. immediately after her bap., Jan. 16, 1830. — Emma, d. 
young. — Juliette, d. young. 
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E Charles Frederick, b. Nov. 22, 1799, d. July 3, 1827, off Else- 

nore, unm'd. 
F Mary Ann, b. Nov. 12, 1802, d. Aug. 25, 1825; m. Sept. 18, 1822, 

Charles Dyer, a druggist in Mid. He m. again, and d. Sept. 19, 


Mary Caroline, b. Sept. 1, 1823, d. March 10, 1840.— Charles, b. 
May 20, 1825, m. Grace Anna Starr [209 B]. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Jehosaphat 342, Jehosaphat 335, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 9, 
1785, at New York; followed the sea; in 1807 removed his family 
from Middletown to Ashtabula Co., O.; finally settled in Rome Tp., 
Athens Co. ; served in the war of 1812; afterward went back to 
the sea, and d. Oct. 22, 1817, at Amelia Island, off the coast of 

He m. Sept. 15, 1805, SARAH, dau. of Michael and Hannah 
(Goff) BRADDOCK, of M., b. Aug. 10, 1787, d. April 21, 1854, 
at Rome, O. 


345 James Seaman, b. July 30, 1806, at M. 
344 Martha Lewis, b. Nov. 13, 1808, at M. 
A Michael Braddock, b. 1810, at R., d. 1828. 

344 - 

MARTHA LEWIS STARR, dau. of William 343, b. Nov. 13, 1808, at 
Mid., Ct, d. Jan. 25, 1854. She m. June 3, 1829, Hon. JOHN, son of 
Thomas and Martha WELCH, of Athens Co., b. Oct. 28, 1805; attorney 
at law; settled in Athens, O., in 1833; a member of Congress one term; 
of the State Senate for four years ; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
three years ; Judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio eight years, and after- 
ward Chief Justice. After the death of his wife he m. again. 


Mary, b. Sept. 25, 1830; m. April 21, 1847, Dr. George H. Carpenter. 

Johnson M., b. April 20, 1832; served his country in the war of the Rebel- 
lion 3 yrs. and 3 mos. ; was Major of the 18th Reg't O. V. Inf. ; 
m. (1st) Sept. 14, 1853, Adaline H. Carpenter, who d. July 25, 
1866; m. (2d) Ella Cadwallader; res. Athens, O. 

Henry H., b. April 22, 1838; m. Jan. 6, 1862, Adelaide Bayard; served 
his country as Lieut, in 18th Reg't O. Y. I. 

Frances Martha, b. Nov. 19, 1844; m. Jan., 1866, Robert A. Cameron. 




JAMES SEAMAN STARR, son of William 343, b. July 30, 
1806, at Mid.; was an infant when his parents removed to Rome 
Tp., Athens Co., 0., where he was brought up; March, 1856, went 
to Iowa; settled at Croton, Lee Co.; farmer; Universalist. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 10, 1831, ELIZABETH, dau. of Cornelius 
and Margaret (Bland) DAVIS, b. Sept. IV, 1812, at Athens, 0., 
d. Oct. 10, 1836; m. (2d) Nov. 17, 1840, REBECCA GREEN, 
dau. of Elizur and Elizabeth (Brown) BALDWIN, b. July 17, 
1812, in Mass., d. March 10, 1855; m. (3d) Oct. 10, 1866, Mrs. 
SARAH ANN WINANS, dau. of Alexander and Jane (Paxton) 
CARTWRIGHT, b. Feb. 27, 1822, in Montgomery Co., 0. 


346 William Wallace, b. March 19, 1833. 

347 John Braddock, b. Oct. 9, 1836. 


348 Elijah Loring, b. Aug. 26, 1841. ■ 

A James Perley, b. May 20, 1843 ; a farmer at Croton, Lee Co. , Iowa ; 

m. Sept. 18, 1871, Luella, dau. of Emerson and Selona (Forbes) 

Harper, b. Jan. 15, 1854, in Lee Co., la. 
B Harrdht Elizabeth, b. Aug. 4, 1845; m. Oct. 25, 1871, Daniel, son 

of Daniel Statzel, b. June 20, 1851, in St. Louis Co., Mo.; a 

farmer, residing at De Soto, Jeff. Co. , Mo. 


James William, b. Sept. 1, 1872.— Perley, b. Feb. 17, 1875. 
C Charles Leroy, b. Nov. 10, 1853; in June, 1876, was a farmer in 
De Soto, Mo., unm'd. 


WILLIAM WALLACE STARR, son of James Seaman 3^5, 
b. March 19, 1833, in Rome Tp., Atbens Co., 0.; farmer in his 
native place; m. Dec. 2, I860, ADELAIDE L., dau. of William 
and Elvira T. (Barrows) CRIPPEN, b. Aug. 26, 1840, in R. 


A Earl, b. June 17, 1861. 

B John, b. July 27, 1863. 

C Ida, b. May 29, 1865. 

-f- May Belle, b. June 27, 1867, d. Nov. 28, 1874. 

D Ettie, b. Oct. 30, 1869. 

E Austin, b. May 7, 1875. 


MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 347, 348, 349. 


JOHN BRADDOCK STARR, son of James Seaman 345, b. 
Oct. 9, 1836, in Rome Tp., 0.; enlisted in the service of his coun- 
try, Oct. 2, 1861, in Co. P, 73d Reg't 0. Vols.; discharged Dec, 
1864; in 1868 went to Iowa; a farmer; lives in Croton, Lee Co.; 
m. May 29, 1873, Emily, dau. of Joel and Ann (Thrush) Moody, b. 
Dec. 10, 1852, in Mo. 


A Jambs Seaman, b. Nov. 28, 1874. 
B Roselle, b. April 18, 1876. 


ELIJAH LORING STARR, son of James Seaman 345, b. Aug. 
26, 1841, in Athens Co., 0. ; was 15 when the family removed to 
Iowa. He served his country in the late war, by joining May, 
1861, the Home Guards, organized to defend the border against 
raids; Aug. 20, 1861, enlisted in Co. F, 21st Reg't Mo. Vols.; 
was in -the battle of Pittsburg Landing, and in a severe fight April 
6. At the battle of Corinth the Reg't was supporting a battery, 
and Co. P was thrown out as skirmishers, — not being hard pressed 
they held their ground, while, without their knowledge, the battery 
and support were compelled to retire, leaving them cut off, almost 
surrounded by the enemy, with the choice either to surrender or 
run. He, with a single companion, chose the latter and escaped. 
When his term of service expired he re-enlisted, Jan. 1, 1864; 
discharged April 27, 1866. He was in 13 engagements during 
the five years, was never wounded or taken prisoner. In 1867 he 
settled in De Soto, Jeff. Co., Mo., on his farm ; by trade a mason ; 
Christian Spiritualist. 

He m. Aug. 29, 1866, SARAH ANN, dau. of Elias William 
and Sarah Ann (Cartwright) WINANS, b. July 22, 1847, at 
Piqua, 0. 


A Charles Ozw, b. Sept. 5, 1868. 


ROBERT STARR, son of Jehosaphat 342, Jehosaphat 335, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 9, 
1785, in New York; brought up in Middletown; afterward an 
accountant in his native city; was in the naval service of the U. S. 
for several years; d. June 11, 1849, at Astoria, N. Y.; Episcopal. 



He m. May 6, 1815, LYDIA HALLETT, dau. of James and 
Elizabeth (Hallett) BLACKWELL, b. May 6, 1797, d. Nov. 17. 


A James Blackwell, b. Men. 21, 1816; lived at the South; d. Oct. 12, 
1862. He m. Oct. 24, 1836, Sarah B. Ferrell. A daughter, 

B Elizabeth, m. Williams; living at the South. 

C William Washington, b. Feb. 22, 1818; res. New York; m. Dec. 
18, 1854, Charlotte Chase. Children, 
+ Mary E. Starr, b. June 22, 1856, d. Sept. 9, 1857. 
D George Washington Starr, b. June, 1862, in Cal. 
350 Lemuel Wells, b. Jan. 1, 1826. 
E Anna Edwards, b. Dec. 30, 1831, d. Aug. 11, 1858, in N. Y. ; 


LEMUEL WELLS STARE, son of Robert 349, b. Jan. 1, 1826, 
in New York, which has ever since been his abode; an engraver 
and printer, doing business on Spruce St.; Episcopal. 

He m. Oct. 3, 1855, FRANCES CATHARINE, dau. of Dr. 
Benjamin Meeker and Frances Maria [Curtis) SMITH, b. Dec. 
31, 1835, in Baltimore, Md. 


A Edward Wells, b. June 27, 1856. 

B Sidney Blackwell, b. Sept. 21, 1860. 

C Walter James, b. Sept. 8, 1862. 

D Arthur Percy, b. Jan. 23, 1869. 

E Eugene Rea, b. Apl. 16, 1872. 

F Frank Irving, b. Oct. 22, 1874. 

3^ 1 

BEVERLY STARR, son of Jehosaphat 342, Jehosaphat 335, 
Joseph 197, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 21, 
1788, at Mid., and received a classical education. When about 19 
years of age he went to " New Connecticut," so called, now Ash- 
tabula Co., 0., with the family of his brother William, whose 
wife's sister he there married, and after the birth of their first 
child, returned to M. In the war of 1812, when the British fleet 
menaced the Connecticut coast, he enlisted for its defense; was 
made first sergeant; stationed at the mouth of the Conn, river, at 
Saybrook, for six weeks. This was about the extent of his service, 
and for which his widow received a pension. He was afterward a 
broker in New York, where he d. Jan. 10, 1834, and buried in 
Mortimer Cem., Mid. ; Episcopal. 



He m. Jan. 21, 1809, CATHARINE, dau. of Michael and 
Hannah (Goff) BRADDOCK, of M., b. Apl. 29, 1792; a member 
of the First church; d. May 16, 1871. 


A Susan Casey, b. Oct. 25, 1809, in Ohio ; brought up in Mid. ; a mem- 
ber of the First church; d. Mch. 25, 1837. She m. Oct. 29, 1826, 
Micah, son of Thomas and Clarissa (Treadioay) Sill, of M., b. May 
5, 1803; a jeweler; lived in M. and New York; after the death of 
bis wife, he removed to Hartford, Ct. ; m. again, and d. Mch. 22, 


Clarissa Treadway, b. Nov. 17, 1827, m. Israel C. Newton; living 
at Durham, Ct. — Catharine Phebe, b. June 20, 1829, d. Aug. 8, 
1830.— Frederick Henry, d. Nov. 18, 1842, ae. 9 years. 
B Sarah Warne, b. Feb. 23, 1812; is living in Mid. She m. Sept. 1, 
1828 (2d wife), David Dudley, son of Daniel and Abigail (Stevens) 
Parmelee, b. Feb. 17, 1801, at Claremont, N. H. ; a merchant in 
Mid. for many years ; d. May 22, 1872. 


Adaline Maria, b. Dec. 30, 1829, m. Dec. 7, 1852, Rich'd J. Leay- 
craft of New York. — George Stevens, b. Jan. 31, 1835, d. Apl. 
28, 1837.— Susan Catharine, b. Jan. 18, 1837, d. Sept. 16, 1869.— 
Ermina Starr, b. Dec. 23, 1838, d. Jan. 23, 1839.— George Stevens, 
b. Nov. 16, 1839.— Henry Starr, b. Apl. 24, 1842.— Ellen Stevens, 
b. Jan. 10, 1846.— Charles Henderson, b. Apl. 16, 1853. 
352 Robert Henry, b. May 23, 1814. 
C Mary Almira, b. Oct. 3, 1816, m. Aug. 8, 1843, James Smith, son 
of Daniel and Abigail (Stevens) Parmelee, b. Sept. 22, 1820, in Kil- 
lingworth, Ct. ; went to Mid. after his marriage; kept the well- 
known "McDonough House," for several years; removed to New 
York; engaged in the same business; where he d. May 27, 1864; 
buried in M. A daughter, 

Emily Starr Parmelee, b. Aug. 24, 1844, m. George Nichols; res. 
New York. 

353 i 

ROBERT HENRY STARR, son of Beverly 351, b. May 23 
1814, in Mid. About 1823 the family went to New York, where 
he learned the printer's trade, and worked in the office of the 
Journal of Commerce and on the Daily Advertiser. In Dec, 1839, 
he removed to New Haven, Ct.; learned the business of pattern 
making and drafting; was a member of the " New Haven Blues," 
a military organization; and for many years was chorister in the 
Third Cong, church. 

He m. April 4, 1839, JANE PECK, dau. of Hkli and Mabel 
Ann (Seward) HOADLEY, of New Haven, b. Apl. 4, 1816. 




+ Robert Henry, b. June 3, 1840, d. Apl. 30, 1841. 

A Sarah Jane, b. July 13, 1842, m. Aug. 17, 1862, William Robertson, 
son of Philander and Mary Ann (Robertson) Miller, b. Dec. 10, 
1841, in New Haven ; enlisted in the late war as Fife Major in the 
1st Reg't Conn. Vols., and was at the first battle of Bull Run. 
He re-enlisted in the 79th Reg't N. Y. Vols. , and served until regi- 
mental bands were abolished, when he was honorably discharged. 
Is now proprietor of the "Atheneum Dining Rooms" in New 
Haven. A son, 
Robert Henry Miller, b. Aug. 8, 1864. 

B Catharine Parmelee, b. Oct. 21, 1844, m. Oct. 29, 1869, Jos. Flick, 
son of Louis and Christine (Schwartz) Bates, b. in Phil. ; a broker 
in New York; no children. 

C. Harriet Ella, b. Sept. 15, 1847, m. Oct, 20, 1870, James Lanson, 
son of Henry L. and Maria (Hall) Townsend, b. Dec. 22, 1841, in 
Mid. ; enlisted in the service of his country in a three months 
reg't ; re-enlisted in Co. I, 14th Reg't Conn. Vols. ; made Capt. of 
Co. B. ; was in most of the engagements of the Army of the Poto- 
mac ; slightly wounded in the leg at Gettysburg, and was in the 
grand review at Washington at the close of the war; is a florist 
in New Haven. A daughter, 
Agnes Ernestine Townsend, b. Sept. 18, 1874. 

D Hervey Hoadley, b. Mch. 21, 1853, at N. H. ; in 1869 went to Phil. ; 
the next year to New York, where he has since resided ; is in a 
banking office in Wall st. ; m. Oct. 21, 1873, Emma Virginia, dau. 
of William and Martha (Knapp) Dutcher, b. 1852, in N. H. No 


BENJAMIN STARR, son of Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 
fort 1, b. Apl. 15, 1679, in Middletown; and on the records of the 
First church is written: "Apl. 20, 1679, Benjamin, son of Mary 
Starr, received y e initiatory seal of the covenant."* It is altogether 

*Miss Caulkins, usually authority in all New London matters, in her 
history calls this Benjamin son of Samuel of New London. In this she is 
evidently in error, for the names, birth, and baptism of Samuel's children 
are recorded on the N. L. records, but there is no Benjamin among them, 
and his name does not appear there until his marriage at the age of 23, 
while the birth and baptism of Benj. Starr is recorded in Mid., and the 
age on his gravestone in N. L. corresponds therewith. Samuel Starr of 
N. L., was his uncle, and it appears quite reasonable that he should have 
visited his cousins, found a wife, and settled there. 



probable that he followed the sea in his youth, and this would have 
brought him to New London, which was the chief port and the 
best harbor on the coast. His two cousins were also living near 
in Groton. At all events he married there, and bought, in 1702, 
a house, garden, and wharf on the east side of " Bream Cove"; 
the water at full tide came up to the base of the house. It stood 
on the lower end of what is now Coit St., but the quantity of made 
land in the vicinity by the filling in of the cove, and the entire 
change of the shore line, have made it now quite a distance from 
the water. It remained in the family until his death, when it was 
appraised at £2,100, and sold in 1759 to Jonathan Starr [ll 1 /] of 
N. L. ? whose father was cousin to Benjamin. It is recorded, "Oct. 
20, 1719, a man was drowned near Benj. Starr's house, a few rods 
distant"; " Oct. 30, 1723, a sloop came up on the top of the point 
by Benj. Starr's house"; and " Nov. 10, 1724, a vessel drove on 
shore by Benj. Starr's barn." Whether he was himself a sailor, it 
is certain that he was engaged in the West India trade, for in 1715 
there is'a record of "taking his goods from the vessel and putting 
them in his cellar "; also " of dividing our cargo of rum, etc."; and 
in "1723, a brigantine from New London was lost near Sandy 
Hook on her homeward voyage from Barbadoes, owned by Benj. 
Starr and others." He was also largely interested in real estate, 
and in 1733 and 1734 he bought of the heirs of his late grand- 
mother Rachel, all their right in a certain grant of 400 acres of 
land in Worcester Co., Mass., made to her by the General Court of 
Mass., on account of services rendered by her husband, Dr. Thos. 
Starr [7], as " chirurgeon " in the Pequot War. 

He was a prominent and enterprising citizen of New London; 
elected constable in 1712, a member of the "Governor's Council" 
of the Colony of Conn, in 1720, High Sheriff of the county for 
many years, and his name frequently appears on the records of 
the State and town, down to his death, "Aug. 23, 1753, after sun- 
set, in the 74th year of his age." 

He m., as per town record, "Monday y e 20 th May, 1702," 
LYDIA, dau. of Joseph LATHAM. She was bap. Apl. 23, 1671, 
in church at N. L., where, "Mch. 19, 1704, Benj. Starr, and his 
wife owned the covenant, and had their dau. bap." She d. May 
17, 1747, in her 61st year. They sleep side by side in the ancient 
burying ground in N. L. At the head of each grave is an upright 
slab of blue slate, "with shapeless sculpture decked," of angel 



heads, wings, and borders, which, with the inscription of name, 
death, and age, are clear and legible, although the storms have 
beaten upon them for a century and a quarter. 

After her death he m. again, as on the church record, " Feb. 19, 
1748, Benj. Starr and his wife Patience admitted to full com- 
munion." Also in his will, dated Aug. 23, 1753, the day of his 
death, he says, u Being very sick and weak of body — to my loving 
wife Patience," &c. The inventory of his estate was over £10,000, 
including a negro man, "Manuel" at £500. 


+ Benjamin, b. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1702, d. Mch. 17, 1702-3. 

A Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1703, bap. Mch. 19, 1704, and d. before Aug., 

1753, when her father's will was made. She m. Mch. 27, 1723, 
James Rice. " Apl. 19, 1724, James Rice and his wife renewed 
their baptismal vows, and had their child, Ann, bap. in the 
church at N. L.," where the others were bap. afterward. 


Ann, bap. Apl. 19, 1724, m. Nathaniel Starr, of Middletown [334]. 
—Thomas, bap. May 14, 1727.— James, bap. Aug. 17, 1729.— Ben- 
jamin, bap. Oct. 31, 1731.— William, bap. Feb. 10, 1733-4.— 
Mary, bap. Feb. 27, 1736. 
B Lydia, b. Oct. 25, 1705, bap. 29th. Her intention of marriage was 
published in the church May 28, and the ceremony took place 
July 20, 1727, with John, son of John and Sarah (Edgecomb) Bolles, 
who was b. Oct. 22, 1702. She d. soon after the birth of her 
dau. Patience, and her husband m. again May 26, 1736. 


John, b. July 8, 1728.— Samuel, b. Dec. 29, 1730, d. Jan. 30, 1766, 
at 8 o'clock at night. — Patience, b. Jan. 9, 1734-5, m. Jan. 6, 

1754, Stephen, son of Jonas Clay, of Boston ; seven children. 
+ Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1707, d. Mch. 30, 1710. 

354 Jasper, b. Mch. 21, 1709-10; bap. 26. 
364 Daniel, b. June 15, 1712, bap. 22. 
C Grace, b. July 1, 1714, bap. 4; admitted to the church in full com- 
munion July 5, 1741, and d. May 2, 1786, se. 72. She m. Capt. 
Robert Frowd, a native of England, who d. Oct. 29, 1798, in his 
92d year. They sleep in the old burying-ground, near her 
parents; fine large head-stones mark their graves, and tell the 
above brief story; but it is all we know. 
+ William, bap. Jan. 6, 1716-17, buried Mch. 8, 1718-19. 
+ Anna, bap. Sept. 8, 1721, buried Oct. 8, 1721. 

D Joanna, bap. Mch. 13, 1726, and June 14, 1741, renewed her baptis- 
mal covenant in the church. She m. Dec. 11, 1744, James, son 
of Gabriel and Bathsheba {Rogers) Harris, of New London. 

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James, b. Aug. 27, 1745, d. May 9, 1751.— Benjamin, b. July 8, 
1748.— Lydia, b. June 23, 1750.— Abigail, b. Apl. 10, 1753.— 
Grace, b. Mch. 23, 1755.— Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1757. 
E Lucy, bap. Aug. 11, 1728, "d. Sept. 21, 1769, ae. 41 years." Thus 
reads the inscription on the slab of freestone at her grave, near 
her father's, in the old burying-place in K L. She m. Sept. 27, 

1750, Capt. John, son of Joseph Miller, of Wethersfield, Ct. ; a dau., 
Abigail Miller, d. Aug. 9, 1759, se. 1 yr., 9 mo. 20 days,— buried 
by her mother. 

F Sarah, bap. Jan. 24, 1731, d. June, 1792. Her intention of marriage 
was published in the church at N. L., Aug. 18, and m. Aug. 25, 

1751, Capt. John, son of Daniel and Ruth (Christophers) Dishon, 
b. Dec. 25, bap. 31, 1727, in N. L. "He was one of the old sea 
captains of New London, a veteran in the West India trade. He 
followed the sea for more than 25 years, was successful in his 
adventures, and, relinquishing the actual command of a vessel 
engaged in mercantile pursuits, at the commencement of the Rev- 
olution, he was appointed to serve on various committees of the 
Colony for furnishing naval supplies, and during the whole con- 

'test was consulted and employed in the maritime affairs of this 
district, and was relied on to manage and expedite the business. 
His residence on Main street was said to have been one of the 
first dwelling houses, regularly framed and glazed, erected in 
the town. It was taken down in 1851, having stood upwards of 
170 years." — Centennial Address of W. H. Starr, Esq., of N. L. 
Caulkins says his father was of French Huguenot origin, and the 
name originally Deschamps. In 1778 he was warden of St. 
James church; d. June 29, 1794. A daughter, 
Sarah Dishon, b.Apl. 27, 1752. 

_ . 3^4 

JASPER STARR, son of Benjamin 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Mch. 21, 1709-10, in New London, Ct. He 
followed the sea from his youth; probably married in Boston, as 
his first child was born there ; but lived several years in New Lon- 
don. In 1745 he was master of the Colony sloop "Defence," in 
the expedition against Cape Breton; afterward removed to Boston, 
for in a deed dated May, 1767, conveying to him a dwelling house 
on Newberry street, he is styled mariner of B. This house he 
sold to Dr. Benj. Church, Jr., Feb. 15, 1771, and the same day the 
said Dr. Church deeds to Margaret, wife of Jasper Starr, mariner 
of Boston, his farm of 60 acres in Bridgewater, Mass., with a 
house thereon, &c. One-half of this purchase they convey Jan. 
10, 1774, for love and affection, to their son James. The other 



half the widowed mother, for the same consideration, deeds to her 
son James, July 8, 1793. After the purchase of this farm the 
family removed on to it. It is located in South Bridgewater, 
Mass., on the south side of Wippineket Pond, where "he d. June 
29, 1792, in the 83d year of his age; " so reads the simple head- 
stone in the Scotland graveyard, one and a half miles N. E. of his 
last home. 

His wife MARGARET was dau. of Robert and Margaret 
CALEF, d. Jan. 16, 1802, ae. 92. Church rec. of N. L.: "Oct. 31, 
1731, Jasper Starr's wife owned her baptismal covenant and had 
her child Jasper bap." The others were afterward bap. on her 


A Jasper, b. Feb. 17, 1729, in Boston; was in Bridgewater between 
1789 and 1793. Tradition calls him a sailor; d. unm'd; nothing 
authentic known. 

+ Twins, 1 one d - Ma ^ 8 ' 1731 ' in K L " 

' ) the other was buried June 25, 1731, in N. L. 

B Robert, b. Aug. 3, 1735, bap. same day in N. L. ; was living in 1746 ; 
no trace of him since. 

C Mary, b. Nov. 6, bap. 13, 1737, in N. L. ; d. May, 1805. She was 
" m. Dec. 19, 1756, at the School House at Haughton Brook, 
1ST. L., by Joshua Hempstead, Esq.," to Moses, prob. son of Jona- 
than and Hannah {Mix) Pierce, b. July 19, 1720, at Norwich, Ct. ; 
a sail-maker at N. L. ; went to Bridgewater; thence to Jay, Me., 
where he d. Nov., 1822, " in his 100th year;" no children. 

D Benjamin, b. June 3, 1739, bap. same day in N. L. ; drowned in a 
well at Bridgewater, Oct. 26, 1779; no trace of any family. 
355 James, b. May 2, 1740, bap. Mch. 31, 1741, in N. L. 


JAMES STARR, son of Jasper 354, Benjamin 353, Comfort 165; 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. May 2, 1740, O. S., in New London, 
learned the trade of cooper. With a strong, healthy constitu- 
tion, and a venturesome, courageous spirit, he was well qualified to 
brave the dangers and encounter the hardships of his eventful life 
on sea and land. At the age of 18 he entered the army raised by 
Conn, for the French war; was in several engagements with the 
French and Indians, and was at Montreal when it surrendered to the 



British. After his term of enlistment expired, returned to his native 
town, and soon after went to Boston; married, and settled in Bridge- 
water, where, Jan. 10, 1774, his father gave him half the house 
and farm; but neither farm nor family could keep him when the 
battle cry of freedom for his country was sounded. He was a 
staunch and fearless patriot, — one of the " Sons of Liberty" and 
immediately volunteered in his country's service. He was one 
of the party of " Mohawks" who, disguised as Indians, threw 
the tea into Boston harbor on the night of Dec. 17, 1773, and he 
loved to tell the story of that memorable night, — how with his 
cooper's adze he cut open the tea chests as they were passed up on 
deck, and their contents thrown overboard. While in the naval 
service he, with others, were taken prisoners by a British vessel, 
carried to Halifax, and after 11 months imprisonment were put 
on board a transport for New York. Suspecting their destination 
was to be a Jersey prison-ship, — a fate worse than death, — they 
resolved to make an effort for deliverance. Accordingly, after 
being two days at sea, they rose upon the officers and guard, con- 
fined all that opposed them, took command of the ship, and carried 
her safely into Marblehead, Mass. When peace was declared he 
returned to Bridgewater, and the town records show many of his 
transactions in real estate. March 31, 1802, he sold the home- 
stead and removed with his sons, daughters, and their families to 
Jay, Franklin Co., Me., where, with almost uninterrupted health, 
he passed his declining years, and calmly, patiently waited until 
his end came, Nov. 20, 1830. At his funeral a sermon was 
preached from Psalms 92, 13th and 14th verses. 

He m. Nov. 23, 1767, by Rev. Penuel Bowen, MARY, dau. of 
Stephen and Hannah WINTER, b. Oct. 10, 1745, O. S., in Boston. 
She was a most estimable, loving, Christian mother; d. Oct. 12, 


A Mary, b. Feb. 16, 1770, in Boston, d. Feb. 26, 1852, m. May 1, 1788, 
Luke, son of Benjamin and Mary (Keith) Leach, b. Apl. 8, 1767, 
at Bridgewater; removed in 1802 to Maine; lived in Jay and 
Auburn; farmer; d. Dec. 9, 1855; both members of Bap. church. 


Hannah Winter, d. June 10, 1830, m. Ezra Richardson ; res. Bur- 
lington, Me. 

Mary Pierce, b. Aug. , 1790, m. Josiah Richardson ; 5 children. 
Elizabeth Winter, d. Dec. 19, 1876, at Jay, m. Ezekiel Richard- 



The above three sisters m. three brothers, sons of Edward Rich- 
ardson of Jay, a native of Cambridge, Mass. 
Thomas Amory, b. Sept. 16, 1795, m. Lydia Bearee, of B. 
Seth Harris, b. Feb. 16, 1798, d. June 30, 1845, m. Libby; res. 
Auburn, Me. 

James Starr, b. Apl. 10, 1800, d. Jan. 20, 1835, at Jay, unm'd. 
Silas Alger, b. Mcli. 15, 1803, d. unm'd. 

John Richardson, b. Jan. 8, 1806; res. Jay; m. Eliza, dau. of 
Rev. Mr. Stone. 

Hepsibeth Keith, b. July 3, 1809, d. Apl. 12, 1838, at Gardiner, 
Me., m. Samuel Warren. 

Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 16, 1811, m. Rhoda Kevins. 
Lois Starr, b. June 3, 1814, d. June 8, 1844, at Robbinston, Me., 
m. Columbus Cooper. 
B Margaret, b. Jan. 8, 1772, d. June 30, 1862, m. Aug. 31, 1791, 
Libeus, son of Wm. and Fanny Leach; a merchant in Bridge- 
water; sold his homestead in 1800, and soon after removed to Jay, 
Me., and commenced farming; d. Oct. 19, 1816, se. 53. 


Royal Everett, b. Mch. 11, 1793, d. Jan. 12, 1826, in Jay, m. Apl. 
12, 1817, Beulah Rowell of Livermore. 

Fanny, b. Nov. 13, 1794, d. Mch. 30, 1864, at Worcester, Mass., 
m. June 3, 1821, Capt. Freeman Smyth, who d. June 6, 1825, at 
New Orleans. 

Charlotte, b. Jan. 10, 1797, d. Apl. 4, 1823, m. Aug. 6, 1818, 
Joshua Atkins of Portland, Me. 

Robert Starr, b. Apl. 12, 1799, d. Nov. 22, 1826, in Portland, m. 
June 5, 1824, Nancy Delano. 
Two infants, d. soon. 

William Ansel, b. June 18, 1804, d. June 17, 1843, at Wilton, Me. 
Melvin Palentine, b. June 2, 1806 ; res. in Jay. 
Mary Starr, b. Feb. 12, 1809, m. Nov. 26, 1834, Isaac Fuller, Jr. 
Jasper, b. June 15, 1811, d. Apl. 13, 1813. 
Roxey Linnette, b. Mch. 7, 1814. 
+ Hannah, d. Sept. 8, 1775, at Bridgewater. 

356 James, b. Aug. 16, 1776. 

357 Robert Calef, b. Feb. 11, 1779. 


JAMES STARR, son of James 355, Jasper 354, Benj. 353, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Aug. 16, 1776, in 
Bridgewater, Mass.; in 1801 was surveyor of highways; in 1802, 
in company with his father's family and connections, he removed 
to Jay, Me., and became one of the prominent, leading men of the 
town; elected to almost every office in their gift — magistrate, town 
clerk, Judge of Probate, and represented them several times in the 



Mass. Legislature before Maine was set off as a State, making the 
journey of 260 miles to Boston on horseback; a member of the 
Bap. church.; d. Jan. 10, 1865. 

He m. three times: (1st) Nov. 26, 1797, LOIS, dau. of Benja- 
min and Mary (Keith) LEACH, b. Dec. 25, 1775, at Bridgewater, 
d. June 2, 1836; m. (2d) Nov., 1837, Mrs. MARY CUSHMAN 
CUMMINGS of Paris, Me., from whom he obtained a divorce in 
Jan., 1843; m. (3d) Aug., 1843, OLIVE, dau. of Cornelius and 
Sabra (Bryant) JONES, b. Feb., 1785, at Turner, d. Oct. 20, 


A Harriet B., b. Sept. 5, 1799, at Bridgewater; a member of the Bap. 
church; d. July 23, 1857, at II. She m. Mch. 1, 1819, Thomas, 
son of Benjamin and Tryphena {Hathaway) Winslow, of Liver- 
more, Me.; a farmer, and kept the village inn at Jay; in 1836 
removed to Hallowell, Me. ; was proprietor of the Eagle Hotel 
until declining health forced him to retire; d. Oct. 30, 1874, at H. 


James Mandeville, b. Apl. 9, 1821, d. July 6, 1855, at H.— Lafay- 
ette, b. Apl. 19, 1824, d. July 6, 1842.— Harriet Starr, b. Mch. 8, 
1828, m. Leonard Jones; living at Hallowell. — Mary R., b. June 
24, 1830, d. Nov. 4, 1832.— Thomas Emory, b. July 7, 1832, d. 
July 12, 1834. — Mary Caroline, m. Salmon Niles; living in Anson, 
B Louisa Leach, b. June 10, 1802; a member of the Bap. church; d. 
Dec. 13, 1868. She m. July 3, 1821, Aruna, son of Gershom and 
Sarah {Johnson) Holmes, b. July 11, 1796, at Minot, now Auburn, 
Me. ; a cabinet-maker at Jay Bridge, Me. 


Albion Paris, b. Apl. 22, 1822, d. June 10, 1838.— Henry Otis, b. 
June 13, 1824.— Louisa Starr, b. Dec. 17, 1827, d. May 17, 1833.— 
Augustus Aruna, b. Nov. 30, 1831. — Albion Paris, b. Sept. 29, 
C Caroline Sawyer, b. Aug. 3, 1806; a member of the Bap. church; 
d. Oct. 14, 1850; buried at Jay. She m. June 9, 1825, Lot P., son 
of Rev. Elias and Deborah {Barrows) Nelson, b. June 18, 1800, at 
Winthrop, Me. ; a farmer at Naples, Me. ; d. Mch. 4, 1867. 


Lois Starr, b. Dec. 25, 1825, d. Sept. 13, 1849, m. Dr. Chas. Farns- 
worth of Bridgeton, Me. — Lot Chessman, b. Aug. 5, 1827; living 
in Portland, Me.— Charles Keith, b. Sept. 24, 1829.— Emma Eliza- 
beth, b. Mch. 29, 1831, m. Judson Daws ; living in Upper Glouces- 
ter, Me. — Mary Louisa, b. Apl. 22, 1834.— Caroline A., b. Aug. 5, 
1839, d. Sept. 23, 1842.— Henry Irving, b. May, 1846.— Olive Starr 
b. Aug., 1849. 



+ Eleanor, b. Apl. 10, 1813, d. May 3, 1814. 
+ Eleanor, b. July 21, 1815, d. July 24, 1815. 


Rev. ROBERT CALEF STARR, son of James 855, Jasper 354, 
Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 11, 
1779, in Bridgewater, Mass., and learned the joiners' trade; in 1802 
he went with the family to Me.; lived in Jay and Warren. He 
was converted, united with the Baptist church, and became a use- 
ful and devoted minister of that denomination; in 1827 was elected 
an honorary member of Waterville College, Me. He preached at 
Friendship, Woolwich, New Gloucester, and other places in the 
State. In 1859, when past four-score years, he retired from active 
service, and resided with his children at Thomaston, where he d. 
Dec. 11, 1862. 

He m. (1st) Jan. 13, 1803, MARY, dau. of John Bentley and 
Esther {Crafts) HOOGS, of Newton, Mass., b. Apl. 18, 1784, d. 
Aug. 11, 1823, at Woolwich; m. (2d) Aug. 18, 1824, Mrs. Jane D. 
BARKER, dau. of Alex, and * Margaret (Johnson) McCLEL- 
LAN, b. Dec. 20, 1778, at Gorham, d. May 14, 1860. 


358 John Bentley Hoogs, b. Oct. 29, 1803. 
A Elmira, b. Men. 3, 1806, at Jay, d. Sept. 4, 1834. She m. Aug., 

1827, Capt. John, son of and Jane (McClellan) Barker, b. 

Nov. , 1803, at Windham, Me. ; a sea captain of Bath ; d. Dec. , 
1855, in New Orleans, La. 

barker children. 
Mary Jane, b. July 17, 1828, at Fayette, Me. She is now the wid. 
of Capt. Joseph Torrey; lives in Bath. 
Ann Stead, b. July 27, 1833, at B., d. Aug. 24, 1840. 

361 George Augustus, b. June 24, 1808. 

+ James, b. Jan. 7, 1812, d. June 28, 1823. 

362 Leander, b. Jan. 18, 1814. 

B Esther Eustis, b. Aug. 16, 1816, at Warren, m. Sept. 8, 1849, Oli- 
ver, son of Shepard and Mary (Snow) Robbins, b. Nov. 18, 1796, 
at Thomaston; a merchant; d. Aug. 2, 1851, at T. She is living 
at Boston, Mass ; no children. 

C Harriet Stacy, b. Aug. 31, 1818, at Woolwich, m. Aug. 30, 1845, 

* This Margaret Johnson was a heroine in those early days of Maine. 
At one time, in the absence of the men from the garrison of Gorham, the 
Indians came into the town. She rallied the women, shut the gates, 
mounted the walls, and, firing upon them, kept them at bay until succor 



Stephen, son of Joshua and Olive (Holman) Shumway, b. Aug. 
24, 1821, at Auburn, Mass.; an expressman at Worcester, Mass., 
where all the children but one were born and died. 


Florence Ward, b. Oct. 10, 1846, d. Dec. 31, 1851.— Henry Stacy, 
b. Oct. 8, 1848, in Auburn, d. June 27, 1853.— Florence Ward, b. 
Feb. 18, 1853, d. Nov. 19, 1864.— George Starr, b. Apl. 11, 1855, 
d. Sept. 1, 1855.— George Henry, b. Dec. 5, 1857, d. Apl. 10, 1858. 
363 Richard Delano, b. Nov. 10, 1820. 
+ Joseph Day, b. Jan. 7, 1823, d. Mch. 7, 1823. 


JOHN BENTLEY HOOGS STARR, son of Rev. Robert C. 
357, James 355, Jasper 354, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. Oct. 29, 1803, at Jay, Me.; a jeweler; com- 
menced business at Readfield; removed to Newcastle, where, at 
night, Oct. 7, 1825, he was burned out, losing his all; afterward 
settled at Thomaston; d. Nov. 24, 1836; Baptist. 

He m.. June 24, 1827, ISABELLA, dau. of Hezekiah and 
Isabella (Combs) PRINCE, b. Feb. 10, 1805, at St. George, Me. 
She is living in Spencer, Mass. 


359 John Bentley, b. Sept. 5, 1828. 

A Mary Isabella, b. Jan. 9, 1830, at T., m. June 5, 1850, Erastus, son 
of Asa and Lucy {Dunbar) Jones, b. Sept. 11, 1825, at Spencer, 
Mass. ; is a boot and shoe manufacturer in his native town, of the 
firm of E. Jones & Co. 


Lucy Isabella, b. July 3, 1852. — Julia Frances, b. Jan. 5, 1856. — 
Charles Erastus, b. Oct. 9, 1861, d. Apl. 7, 1863.— Everett Starr, 
b. Nov. 28, 1864.— Mary Prince, b. July 31, 1866. 

360 Hezekiah Prince, b. Jan. 14, 1832. 


JOHN BENTLEY STARR, son of John Bentley Hoogs 358, 
b. Sept. 5, 1828, at Thomaston, Me. He followed the sea for 21 
years; became a ship-master, and acting ensign in the U. S. Navy 
from Aug. 23, 1864, to his honorable discharge Nov. 27, 1865. 
Is engaged in the boot and shoe manufacture at Spencer, "Worces- 
ter Co., Mass.; a member of the Cong, church, and Supt. of its 

He m. Apl. 9, 1867, SARAH JENNETTE, dau. of Asahel and 
Annis (Pratt) CLAPP, b. June 1, 1838, at Brattleboro, Vt. 


MAINE FAMILY— 360, 361. 


A Bentley Clapp, b. Jan. 19, 1868. 

+ Lewis Prince, b. July 19, 1873, d. Aug. 16, 1873. 


HEZEKIAH PRINCE STARR, son of John Bentley Hoogs 358, 
b. Jan. 14, 1832, at Thomaston, Me. Apl., 1854, lie went to Spen- 
cer, Mass. ; is of the firm of E. Jones & Co., boot and shoe manu- 
facturers of that town; Congregational. 

He m. (]st) Dec. 31, 1857, ELLEN SMITH, dau. of Isaac and 

Mary Ann (Goodett) PROUTY, b. Oct. 31, 1833, at Spencer; d. 

Jan. 7, 1860; m. (2d) Apl. 23, 1867, ELLEN ELIZA, dau. of 

Eli B. and Deidamia Smith (Prouty) LAMSON, b. May 2, 1839, 

at Boylston, Mass. 


A Ellen Prouty, b. July 4, 1858. 
B Sarah Lamson, b. Jan. 31, 1868. 
C Erastus Jones, b. Dec. 19, 1869. 

36 1 — <_ 

Hon. GEORGE AUGUSTUS STARR, son of Rev. Robert C. 
357, James 355, Jasper 354, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 24, 1808, at "Warren, Me.; early settled at 
Thomaston; by trade a mason; a school teacher for many years, 
and an honored member of the First Bap. church. He held the 
office of town clerk for 14 years, State's Prison inspector for three 
years; elected representative to the Me. Legislature in 1853; sen- 
ator from Knox Co. in 1861, and d. senator-elect Oct. 6, 1863. 
The following extract is from the speech of his colleague, Hon. 
Mr. Walker, in the Senate of Me., Jan. 13, 1864: "The melan- 
choly duty has devolved upon me to announce, through you, to 
this honorable body the death of my distinguished friend and col- 
league, Hon. Geo. A. Starr, member-elect to this Senate from the 
Co. of Knox, .... and it seems not improper that I should pay 
some humble tribute of respect to the character and memory of 

one who was so highly and justly esteemed More than 30 

years ago he removed to Thomaston, engaged in business, and was 
ever esteemed as one of the leading men of the town. He pos- 
sessed the confidence of the citizens of his town and county, and 
was repeatedly honored by being elected to offices of responsibility 
and trust, which he discharged with fidelity and to the acceptance 
33 ( 247 ) 


of his constituents. The community in which he resided has met 
with a loss which will be deeply felt, but the void will not be con- 
fined to the limits of the town, — the county has lost an able repre- 
sentative, and this body a wise and prudent counsellor 

When so conscientious, so upright, and so good a man dies, the 

loss is to those who survive, not to him He had attained 

the position of true eminence, — that of virtue, integrity, and good- 
ness. ....... He was a Christian, 

and exhibited in his life and example the precepts of our Divine 
Teacher, in doing good and in promoting the welfare and happi- 
ness of all around him. . . His death was peaceful and happy; no 
clouds overhung his future, but his pathway to the grave was radi- 
ant with the hope of a blessed immortality." Appropriate resolu- 
tions were passed, and the Senate, in token of respect, adjourned. 
He m. (1st) June 2, 1832, JULIANA, dau. of Elisha and 
Polly Lynn (Gilchurst) FALES, b. Apl. 20, 1813, at T.; d. Aug. 
13, 1836; m. (2d) Feb. 13, 1837, CATHARINE PARSONS, dau. 
of Capt! Halsey and Meecy (Hawthorne) HEALEY, b. Mch. 29, 

1807, at T. 

child by first wipe. 

A George Robert, b. June 15, 1835, d. Jan. 19, 1855. 


4- Joseph Sprague, b. May 25, 1838, d. May 22, 1842. 

B Lucius Chandler, b. June 29, 1841; is a provision dealer in his 
native town of Thomaston; Congregational; m. Aug. 6, 1865, 
Ellen Maria, dau. of Ephraim and Lydia A. (Barnes) Hodgkins, 
b. Nov. 3, 1843, at Bangor, Me. ; no children. 


LEANDER STARR, son of Rev. Robert Calef 357, b. Jan. 18, 
1814, at Warren; a jeweler; settled at Rockland, Me.; d. June 5, 
1854; m. Sept. 3, 1834, CLEMENTINE, dau. of Josiah and 
Experience (Orbaton) KEITH, b. Jan. 24, 1808, at Thomaston, 
and is living there. 


A William Robinson Keith, b. Aug. 26, 1836, m. at Portland, Sarah 
Louise, dau. of Joseph and Sarah L. Winn, of Great Falls, N. H. 
She d. Nov. 15, 1870; no children. He is a telegraph operator in 
Thomaston, Me. 


RICHARD DELANO STARR, son of Rev. Robert Calef 357, 
b. Nov. 10, 1820, at Woolwich, Me.; is a furniture dealer in 



Thomaston, Me.; m. May 6, 1846, LUCY PRINCE STACK- 
POLE, b. Apl. 19, 1825, at T. 


A Helen Florence, b. Oct. 31, 1849. 

B Charles Delano, b. May 5, 1853. 

C Samuel Henry Eustis, b. Dec. 27, 1863. 



Capt. DANIEL STARR, son of Benj. 353, Comfort 165, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 15, 1712, in New London, 
where he always lived; a block-maker. "Apl. 14, 1740, was one 
of 40 men appointed to guard N. L. against sudden attack." 
" Feb. 7, 1757, he signed a petition for a Battery for the defence 
of the town." May 20, 1746, Serj. Daniel Starr was elected Capt.; 
resigned Sept. 2, 1754. Church rec. of N. L.: "Feb. 13, 1736-7, 
Daniel Starr and wife renewed their baptismal covenant." "June 
21, 1741, Daniel Starr admitted to full communion." Hed. "June 
y e 6, A.D. 1767, aged about 55 yrs.;" thus reads the gravestone 
in the ancient cemetery in N. L., where, by his side, his wife is 
buried, and at their feet his two infant children. 

He m. Nov. 18, 1735, ELIZABETH, dau. of Joshua HEMP- 
STEAD, b. Apl. 27, bap. May 2, 1714, in N. L.; d. Nov. 23, 1776. 


-j- Abigail, b. Nov. 12, 1736, bap. at the house, sick and dying, Feb. 

28, 1736-7, d. the same day. 
+ Benjamin, b. Feb. 20, bap. 26, 1737-8, d. Apl. 26, 1738. 

365 Joshua, b. Apl. 28, bap. 29, 1739. 

366 Daniel, b. Dec. 26, bap. 27, 1741. 

A Elizabeth, b. Aug. 21, bap. Sept. 2, 1744, d. Dec. 9,1798. "She 
lived beloved and died lamented," is the inscription on her grave- 
stone. She m. Sept. 17, 1763, James Penniman; lived in New 
London; d. Nov. 21, 1803, se. 64. 

penniman children. 
James, b. Aug. 27, 1765, d. Aug. 8, 1788, at Baltimore, Md.— 
John, b. Mch. 28, 1769 [365 G].— William, b. Jan. 31, 1771 [366 A]. 
—Daniel, b. Apl. 11, 1773, d. May 24, 1796, at Port au Prince.— 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 15, 1775, d. of yellow fever at N. L., Sept. 13, 
1798.— Joshua, b. Oct. 1, 1776.— Elizabeth, b. Jan. 16, 1781. 
376 William, b. Apl. 3, 1747, at 1 o'clock a. m. 
B Abigail, b. Oct. 11, at 2 p. m. ; bap. Nov. 4, 1750; d. Mch. 24, 1799. 



Town rec. [The monument in "Cedar Grove " erroneously calls 
her dau. of William, and that she d. Mch. 24, 1801, in her 51st 
year.] She m. Oct. 28, 1790, Capt. Richard, son Of William and 
Sarah (Benison) Douglass, b. June 25, 1750, O. S. She had no 
children. He was a prominent man, and postmaster for many 
years in New London; d. Mch. 1, 1816. 

Inscription on his Monument. 
"Capt. Richard Douglas, of the 5th Conn. Reg't, of the Con- 
tinental army, served through the entire war of the Revolution; 
was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Harlem Heights, White Plains, 
Trenton, Princeton, Germantown, and Brandywine. He win- 
tered with the main army at Valley Forge, and was present at the 
surrender of Cornwallis, at Yorktown on the 19th of Oct. , 1781 ; 
a gallant soldier, an exemplary citizen; he died universally 
esteemed, respected, and beloved." 


JOSHUA STARR, son of Capt. Daniel 364, Benj, 353, Com- 
fort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apt 28, 1739, in New 
London, where he remained through life; learned the trade of 
block-maker; afterward became a wealthy merchant. In the list 
of property destroyed Sept. 6, 1781, in the burning of the town 
by the British, are "two houses, work-shop, and barn on the bank 
belonging to him." In 1798 the yellow fever raged in N. L. It 
was confined to the locality where he lived, in Bank street, between 
the market and Golden Hill street. Two of his sons fell victims 
to the pestilence; d. Jan. 15, 1810. 

He m. (1st) Dec. 14, 1766, MARY, dau. of James and Hannah 
(Save!) TILLEY, b. Mch. 20, 1742-3; d. Sept. 8, 1800; m. (2d) Mrs. 
MARY CONSTANCE, dau. of Matthew and Abigail (Gardiner) 
STEWARD, b. Feb. 14, 1753, d. Nov. 29, 1841. In her will, 
dated Nov. 13, 1829, she directs that a neat plain marble monu- 
ment be erected in St. James church, inscribed, " Sacred to the 
memory of Joshua Starr, who departed this transitory life in the 
72d year of his age, on the 15th day of Jan., 1810. This tribute is 
raised by the will of Mary, his second wife, daughter to Matthew 
and Abigail Steward, who died . 

Affection and remembrance here allied, 
No time could sever, or the grave divide. " 

This part of the will was never carried out; his only monument is 
at his grave in the old cemetery. 




+ Benjamin, d. Oct. 25, 1773, se. 5 yrs. 8 mo. 

A Joshua, lived in N. L., d. of yellow fever Oct. 1, 1798, ae. 26 yrs. and 7 

mos., only six months after his marriage, Apl. 19, 1798, with Lucy, 

dau. of George and Mary (Bobbins) Colfax, b. Aug. 3, 1778, in N. L. 

After the early death of her husband, she m. July 28, 1802, David 

Manwaring. N. L. church rec. : Sept. 29, 1799, Lucy Starr, wid. of 

Joshua, Jr., united with the church, and Oct. 27 had a dau. bap. 
B Mary E. Starr, b. Feb. 3, 1799, who m.. at Norwich Feb. 29, 

1820, William L. , son of John and Lydia {Leffingwell) Whiting, of 

Canaan, N. Y., b. Nov. 9, 1795, at Norwich, Conn.; nothing 

further known. 
C Benjamin, d. Sept. 17, 1805, as. 31. 

D James, d. of yellow fever Sept. 29, 1798, ae. 20 yrs. and 5 mos. 
E William, d. Nov. 5, 1805, se. 25. 
F Daniel, d. Nov. 8, 1815, as. 32. 
G Mary, m. Nov. 29, 1792, John, son of James and Elizabeth {Starr) 

[364 A] Penniman, b. Mch. 28, 1769; res. New London; d. 

Sept. 22, 1810. 

penniman children. 

Mary, b. May 29, 1793.— James, b. Sept. 17, 1795.— Joshua, b. 

Nov. 24, 1798.— Benjamin, b. Mch. 29, 1800, d. June 24, 1800.— 

Louisa, b. Apl. 24, 1801. 
H Betsey, living in 1825, unm'd. 

Tradition claims two more. — I. Abigail, and J. Louisa — but no record 
confirms it. 


Lieut. DANIEL STARR, son of Daniel 304, Benjamin 353, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 26, bap. 27, 1741, 
in New London. He was a seafaring man, and in the early part 
of the Revolutionary war accepted a commission as second lieuten- 
ant on the U. S. frigate Trumbull, 28 guns; in an encounter, 
June 2, 1780, with the letter-of -marque Watt, 34 guns, which 
Caulkins says "is judged, all things considered, to have been the 
best contested, the most equally matched, equally well fought, and 
equally destructive battle during the war." He was mortally 
wounded and died on the 5th of June, 1780. 

He m. Jan. 5, 1764, LUCY, dau. of William and Sarah (Deni- 
son) DOUGLASS, b. Nov. 27, 1743. Church Rec: "Nov. 24, 
1765, Daniel and Lucy Starr entered into covenant with the 
church"; "Nov. 11, 1792, Lucy Starr, having formerly acknowl- 
edged the covenant, now joined in the communion." She d. Feb. 

4, 1832. 




368 Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1765, bap. Dec. 8. 
367 Eunice, b. Feb. 28, 1767, bap. March 15. 
A Lucy, b. June 1, 1769; m. (1st) Jan. 2, 1791, Gurdon Tracy, who d. 
of the consumption 18 months after; m. (2d) March 15, 1795, her 
own cousin William, son of James and Elizabeth (Starr) Penni- 
man [364 A], b. Jan. 31, 1771; a merchant in New London. 
After his death she m. (3d) Ezekiel Chapel, a farmer of Water- 
ford ; after his death she returned to N. L. and d. also ; a mem- 
ber of Cong, church; childless. 
370 John, b. July 3, 1771, bap. Aug. 18. 

■+• Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1773, bap. April 27, 1774, d. Dec. 24, 1774. 

373 Richard Douglass, b. July 19, bap. Sept. 24, 1775. 

B Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, bap. Sept. 14, 1777; a member of the Cong. 

church; d. April 2, 1863. She m. (1st) March 27, 1803, Moses, 

son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Plerrepont) Bishop, b. Sept., 1781; 

res. N. L. ; d. Sept. , 1818, at Claiborne, Ala. 

bishop children. 
Gurdon Tracy, b. July 23, 1804, on Long Island; d. Oct. 9, 1877, 
in N. L. — William Penniman, b. June 20, 1807. — Thomas, went 
toN. Y. State and d. — Ebenezer, went to N. Y. State, removed 
to Va. and d. 

She m. (2d) Oct. 27, 1834, Josiah Douglas, of Waterford. He d. 
Aug. 31, 1845, 3d. 73. 
+ James Nicholson, b. July 29, 1780, d. Aug. 30, 1780. 


EUNICE STARR, dau. of Daniel 366, b. Feb. 28, 1767, d. Sept. 17, 
1843. She m. Oct. 30, 1791, DANIEL GREENLEAF, son of Daniel 
and Mary (Street) THATCHER, b. June, 1765, at Norwalk, Ct. ; left an 
orphan at an early age, he went to New London; learned the hatter's 
trade ; carried on a successful business for many years, and died respected 
and beloved May 16, 1836 ; Congregational. 


Mary Greenleaf, b. July 1, 1793, m. Capt. George Treby, and d. Jan. 18, 

Daniel Starr, b. Aug. 27, 1795, d. Aug. 10, 1846, unm'd. 
William Penniman, b. March 21, 1798; lost at sea, unm'd. 
Abby Starr, b. Oct. 21, 1800, m. Aug. 12, 1820, Isaac Shepard. She is 

living at N. L. 
George, b. March 17, 1803, d. Aug. 26, 1828. 
Charles, b. June 11, 1805, d. June 11, 1810. 


DANIEL STARR, son of Daniel 366, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Feb. 22, 1765, in New 



London; lived in his native town, on Coit St., near or on the old 
Benj. Starr homestead; an excellent man, who with his wife were 
devoted members of the First Cong, church. He d. Sept. 17, 
1833; m. Sept. 22, 1796, HANNAH, dau. of Capt. John and Lucy 
(Lord) WAY, of N. L.; b. Dec. 30, 1777, d. May 23, 1859. 


A Thomas Way, b. June 13, 1797, d. at the South, unm'd. 

B Richard Douglass, b. Dec. 10, 1798; m. 1836, Caroline Williams; 
went to Memphis, Tenn. Children — 
C Cortland Starr, living at M., but does not respond to letters 

of inquiry. 
D Alice Starr. 

E Lucy Way, b. Dec. 10, 1800; a Christian lady of education, refine- 
ment, and culture; a member of the Epis. church; d. July 29, 
1876. She m. June 10, 1828, Peter, son of Richard and Anna 
(Ghamplin) Douglass, of N. L. In 1833 they removed to Chilli- 
cothe, O. He was a highly respected citizen and merchant ; d. 
July 27, 1874, se. 78 ; no children. 

F Joshua, b. Feb. 3, 1803, d. Aug. 1859, in N. L., unm'd. 

G Caroline, b. June 13, 1805, d. in N. L. ; a member of the Epis. 
church. She m. Asa, son of Asa and Elizabeth (Hempstead) 
Spencer, b. at N. L. He became celebrated as an engraver ; went 
to Eng. under an engagement with a bank there, to engrave their 
bills; was successful, and received $30,000 for the work. He 
returned and followed the business in Phil. , where he d. Spencer 
children — 

Richard, Ellen, Thomas, Cecelia, George, Caroline, Jane, and 
five others. 
369 Franklin, b. Sept. 7, 1807. 

H Jane Way, b. Aug. 1, 1811 ; m. Sept. 29, 1838, Alexander Garrett, 
and had one daughter. The family removed to Buskingham, 


FRANKLIN STARR, son of Daniel 368, Daniel 366, Daniel 
364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Sept. 7, 
1807, at New London, Ct. ; a block and spar maker in his native 
town; in 1850 removed with his family to the West; d. Jan. 9, 
1872, in Chicago; a member of the Cong, church; m. Nov. 16, 
1835, LOUISA, dau. of Alexander and Lydia (Tribby) DOUG- 
LAS, b. Oct. 19, 1812, at Gorham, N. Y. 


A Louisa, b. Dec. 18, 1842, m. Dec. 17, 1863, Benj. Tappan, son of 
Crafts J. and Margaret (Andrews) Wright, b. Dec. 6, 1840; a mer- 
chant in Chicago. 



B Thomas Way, b. Feb. 5, 1845, at N. L. ; lives Milwaukee. 

C Jane Garrett, b. Feb. 16, 1847, m. Nov. 24, 1871, Jas. W. Mont- 
gomery; res. Chicago. 

D Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1849, at N. L. ; lives Chicago. 

E Garrett, b. May 10, 1853, at Cleveland, O. ; lives Milwaukee. 

F Ella, b. May 15, 1855, at Cleveland, O. ; lives Milwaukee. 

G Peter Douglass, b. Sept. 15, 1858, at, and lives in Milwaukee. 


Capt. JOHN STARR, son of Daniel 366, Daniel 364, Benj. 
353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. July 3, 1771, at 
New London; a harness maker by trade; followed the sea for 
many years ; became captain of his ship ; retired and lived at 
Hartford, Ct.; d. Feb. 11, 1838. 

He m. Oct. 2, 1796, EUNICE, dau. of Capt. George and Sarah 
(Joyce) BURR, of H'fd, b. Sept. 2, 1775, d. Dec. 25, 1844. 


A George Burr, b. July 3, 1797, at N. L., d. unm'd Oct. 30, 1820, at 
Mobile, Ala. 

B Lucy Ann Penniman, b. Feb. 22, 1800, at H'fd. She m. May 3, 
1827, Henry, son of Elilm and Anna (Filley) Benton, b. March 6, 
1801, at Windsor, Ct. He kept a book-store in Hartford, Ct., for 
many years, and d. Aug. 8, 1866 ; both consistent members of the 
Centre church. After his death she removed to Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; no children. 

371 John Chauncey, b. Nov. 5, 1802, at N. L. 

C James Nicholson, b. July 5, 1804, at N. L. ; d. unm'd Sept. 14, 

1834, at H'fd. 
D Charles Thatcher, b. Sept. 20, 1813, at N. L. ; was a clerk in 

New York, where he died; m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Lay and 

Elizabeth (Morgan) King, of N. L. A son — 

Charles Starr, d. young. 

372 Daniel Latimer, b. May 19, 1819, at N. L. 

3^ 1 

JOHN CHAUNCEY STARR, son of Capt. John 370, Daniel 
366, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 
1, b. Nov. 5, 1802, at New London, Ct. ; went South, married, 
and settled at Savannah, Ga. While on a voyage for his declining 
health, he d. March 8, 1836, at St. Johns, Porto Rico, W. I. 

He m. Nov. 27, 1828, GEORGIA ANN, dau. of William and 
Ann STARR, of Savannah, where she was b. Jan. 17, 1808, d. 
June 23, 1833. (She was of the Penn. family of Starrs, whose 



ancestor came from Ireland about 1700. The founder of the family 
in Ireland was Capt. John Starr, an Englishman, who for honorable 
service in the Parliamentary army was granted an estate there. 
Whether these lines are of the same ancestral stock can only be 
ascertained by long research of the 17th century records in Eng. 
This is the only intermarriage with our line.) 


A William, b. Feb. 2, 1830; lived at Savannah; m. Dec. 3, 1862, Jane 
L. Jackson. He d. Jan. 10, 1870; children, 

B Georgia Ann Starr, b. Oct. 1, 1863. 

C William Starr, b. July 13, 1867. 
D John Gregory, b. May 15, 1833, d. unm'd April 27, 1857, at S. 


DANIEL LATIMER STARR, son of Capt. John 370, Daniel 
366, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 
1, b. May 19, 1819, at New London; removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., 
where he d. Oct. 20, 1868; m. July 7, 1844, CATHARINE JANE, 
dau. of Elisha and Margaret (Romaine) HAIGHT, b. Oct. 15, 
1820, in New York. 


A Henry Benton, b. April 13, 1845, at N. Y. ; m. Nov. 30, 1871, Isa- 
bella Jane, dau. of Aaron and Priscilla Starr (Hurlburt) Clapp, b. 
Feb. 22, 1845, at Hartford, Ct. He is in the office of the "Bow- 
ery Ins. Co.," of N. Y. ; resides in Brooklyn. 

B George Haight, b. March 19, 1848; m. April 17, 1868, Mary Catha- 
rine, dau. of Joel and Rebecca (Kane) Pomeroy, b. Sept. 12, 1847, 
in New York; residence Brooklyn, N. Y. ; children, 
C Henrietta Benton Starr, b. March 6, 1870. 
D Geo. Pomeroy Starr, b. Nov. 12, 1872. 

E Daniel Latimer, b. March 30, 1857 ; is in the ins. business in New 

3^3 . 

Capt. RICHARD DOUGLASS STARR, son of Daniel 366, 
Daniel 364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. 
July 19, 1775, at New London; a sea captain; d. away from home, 
on a voyage, date and place unknown. 

He m. July 8, 1804, SARAH, dau. of Capt. John and Lucy 
(Lord) WAY, of N. L., b. Feb. 26, 1783. She d. the widow of 
Ephraim Paulk, Nov. 17, 1833, at Nelson, N. Y. 

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374 Marcus Aurelius, b. Feb. 26, 1806. 

375 Cortland, b. Mch. 26, 1809. 
•+- Sarah, d. young. 

+ Mary Ann, b. July 4, 1812, d. Dec. 1, 1820. 


MARCUS AURELIUS STARR, son of Capt. Richard Doug- 
lass 373, b. Feb. 26, 1806, at N. L.; lived several years at Savan- 
nah, Ga.; returned North; d. Sept. 26, 1865 7 at Sag Harbor, N. Y.; 
buried in his native place. He m. Aug. 24, 1829, ELIZABETH 
STARR, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Starr) GRIFFING [118 B], 
"b. Mch. 15, 1807. She is living at Sag Harbor. 


A Marcus Aurelius, b. Aug. 16, 1830, in N. L., d. Oct. 3, 1831, in 

Brian Co. , Ga. ; buried at Savannah. 
B Sarah Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1832, at S., d. Apl. 1, 1834; buried at 

Lyme, Ct. 
C Cortland Way, b. Feb. 17, 1833, at N. L., m. Nov. 5, 1868, Lydia 

Brooks Cork; res. New York. Children, 
D Georgia Elizabeth Starr, b. July 28, 1869. 
E Fanny Ball Starr, b. Sept. 6, 1871. 
F Marcus Aurelius, b. June 24, 1836, at Sag Harbor, d. Aug. 25, 1837. 
G Georgia Elizabeth, b. Nov. 10, 1841, at S. H., m. in St. James' 

church, N. L., Nov. 3, 1866, James H. Rogers, M. D. ; res. Sag 

Harbor, N. Y. 


CORTLAND STARR, son of Capt. Richard Douglass 373, b. 
Mch. 26, 1809, at New London; a highly esteemed and respected 
citizen of his native town; carried on the business of ship chandler; 
a devoted Christian ; an active member of the First Cong, church, 
of which he was a beloved deacon for many years; d. Apl. 11, 
1865. He m. Nov. 3, 1836, ELIZABETH HEMPSTEAD, dau.- 
of Asa and Elizabeth (Hempstead) SPENCER, of Phil., b. Jan. 15, 
1812, d. Aug. 8, 1849. He m. again 1854, Mrs. CATHARINE 
( Gardiner) EDWARDS of Sag Harbor, where she is now living. 


+ Sarah Elizabeth, d. ae. 5 years. 

A Sarah, b. July 6, 1845 ; living at Binghamton, N. Y. 

+ William Lord, d. se. 10 months. 




WILLIAM (usually called BILLY) STARR, son of Daniel 364, 
Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. at 1 o'clock 
in the morn, Apl. 3, 1747, in New London, where he married and 
his four oldest children were born; afterward, 1773-1775, removed 
to Middletown, Conn., where his grandfather Benj. was born, and 
many of the family connections were then living, with whom, no 
doubt, intercourse and visiting had been always kept up; a block- 
maker; d. Jan. 24, 1825. 

He m. Sept. 13, 1767, HANNAH, dau. of Samuel and Hannah 
(Manwaring) TALLMAN, b. Oct. 30, 1746, in N. L., d. Nov. 12, 


377 Joseph, b. Dec. 12, 1767, at N. L. 
A Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1769, d. Aug. 2, 1835, at Geneseo, N. Y. 
She m. (1st) Oct. 6, 1786, David, son of Edward, Jr., and Sarah 
(Edwards) Eells, of Mid. , b. July 15, 1765, d. Apl. 22, 1796. A son, 
Samuel Eells, b. Oct. 12, 1787, d. in New York in 1855. 
She m. (2d) Stephen Pierce of Mid. ; no children by him. 

383 William, b. Nov. 17, 1771, at N. L. 

+ Samuel, b. Nov. 20, 1773, at N. L., d. Sept. 13, 1775, at M. 

B Abigail, b. Nov. 29, 1775, at Mid. She m. May 11, 1794, Euclid, son 
of Clark and Desire Elliott, of New London, where he d. Sept. 
30, 1798, se. 29. She then returned to Mid., where the church 
record reads: "Aug. 29, 1779, Abigail Elliott, wid., and dau. of 
William Starr, made profession of the Christian faith, and was 
bap. with her infant sons, Clark, se. 3, and Euclid, 10 mo 8 old. " 
She d. Oct. 10, 1816; was buried by her husband in N. L. 


Clark, b. Oct. 12, 1796.— Euclid, b. Oct. 9, 1798, m. and lived at 
-I- Sabah, b. Jan. 4, 1778, at Mid., d. Sept. 27, 1783. 

384 Samuel Tallman, b. Apl. 27, 1780, at Mid. 
+ Infant, b. and d. Aug. 22, 1782. 

C Sabah Deshon, b. Jan. 12, 1784, d. Feb. 4, 1875. She m. Nov. 18, 
1802, Joseph, son of Orrin and Hannah (Parke) Alvord, b. Sept. 
3, 1775, at E. Hampton, Ct. ; lived in Mid. ; about 1810 removed 
and settled in Geneseo, Liv. Co., N. Y; a tanner and currier; d. 

Aug. 21, 1857. ALVOBD CHILDBEN. 

Abigail Elliott, b. Jan. 30, 1804, in M. , m. Zalmon Griswold ; res. 
Geneseo.— Elizabeth Pierce, b. Feb. 23, 1806, at M., d. Dec. 16, 
1841, at G.— William Starr Orrin, b. Feb. 13, 1808, at M.— James 
Starr, b. Oct. 26, 1810, atM. ; res. Adrian, Mich.— Hannah Parke, 
b. Men. 9, 1813, m. John Hudson; res. Clinton, Mich. — Daniel 
Parke, b. Sept. 6, 1815; res. Geneseo. — David Eells, b. May 29, 



1817, d. Sept. 8, 1850.— Harriet Maria, b. Sept. 11, 1820, d. Nov. 
27, 1822.— Samuel Tallman, b. May 25, 1823; res. Adrian, Mich. 
D Hannah Tallman, b. Feb. 10, 1786; a member of Cong, church 
since May 31, 1804; d. Feb. 23, 1863; m. June 4, 1818 (2d wife), 
George, son of Lieut. Stephen and Honor (Hubbard) White, b. 
Sept. 18, 1763, at Chatham; res. in his native town, now Portland, 
Ct. ; farmer; Justice of the Peace, and in 1821 represented the 
town in the General Assembly; d. June 1, 1848. 


George James, b. May 20, 1819.— Stephen Henry, b. Dec. 15, 1820. 
—Esther, b. Jan. 13, 1823, d. Jan. 15, 1823.— William Starr, b. 
Mch. 26, 1824.— Hannah Esther, b. Aug. 20, 1826.— Elizabeth 
Sarah, b. Nov., 1829. — From the White Genealogy. 

-4- James Penniman, b. Sept. 5, 1788, d. at the same hour, Sept, 5, 1789. 

E James Penniman, b. Jan. 20, 1792. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy, 
and was on Com. Decatur's flagship "President" in the engage- 
ment Jan., 1815, with four British ships, when, after 8 hours of 
bloody conflict, she surrendered to the superior force, and was 
carried in to Bermuda. The following interesting letter was writ- 
ten by him to his brother-in-law, Joseph Alvord, dated "On board 
U. S. ship Guerriere, New York, Apl. 18, 1815. I had the good 
fortune to escape without a wound. I suppose you must of course 
have heard the particulars of the loss of the ' President. ' After an 
engagement of four hours and more, we were taken by the squad- 
ron of three frigates, a seventy-four cut down, and a gun brig. 
We had 25 killed and died shortly after with their wounds, and 
between 20 and 30 wounded. I shall give you a small account 
of our treatment the Americans have while under the English. 
After being taken by them they left us nothing but what we stood 
in, and we had nothing more for nearly two months, and then we 
made out to get from our purser duck enough to make us two pair 
trowsers and frocks, and that is all we have had since we were 
taken. And after we were taken they put us on board the End} r - 
mion, and put us in the hole, where there was utter darkness and 
we could not see friend from foe; we could not stand, lie, nor sit; 
and there they kept us until we got into Bermuda, not letting but 
one up at a time; and our victuals were hardly enough to support 
nature — bread, pork, and peas was all that was allowed us. We 
had a half -pint of pea soup per man sent to us in a bucket, and 
some of us had new shoes that they put in their bosom, and we 
had to serve our peas in them, without any light; and a piece 
of pork, which was not but a very little bigger than a hen's egg, 
and about three half -pints of bread crumbs, for 24 hours. Such 
is the treatment that we received while under bloody tyrants. I 
am now on board of the new frigate 'Guerriere,' which I expect 
will be my home until I have been up the Straits against the Al- 
gerines; but am in hopes that I shall not go, for I hope that we 



shall stay here until July, and then my time will be out ; but if 
we should not stay so long, the Lord only knows when I shall get 
home, for if we go up the Straits I think that we shall stay there 
two or three years, until there is peace." His fond hopes were 
never realized, for in Aug. or Sept., 1815, after the above letter 
was written, he was lost at sea in the "Epervior," a man-of-war, 
and " the depths covered him," — in the 24th year of his age. 


JOSEPH STARR, son of William 376, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Dec. 12, 1767, at New 
London; was a boy when his parents removed to Middletown, 
where he made his permanent home; a block-maker. His com- 
mission dated Oct. 25, 1792, signed by Samuel Huntington, Gov., 
making him Lieut, of 1st Co. of militia, is in possession of his 
descendants; d. May 9, 1807. 

He m. Nov. 27, 1789, MARGARET, dau. of John and Thank- 
ful {Lewis) DUNCAN, of Scotland, G. B. First church rec: 
a Mch. 30, 1797, Peggy, the wife of Joseph Starr, owned the 
covenant, and her dau., Elizabeth Thankful, was bap." She d. 
Oct. 1, 1835, se. 69. 


A Frances, b. Aug. 31, 1791, m. William, son of William and Sarah 
(Foote) Dunham, of M., and had William, John, Joseph Starr, 
Edward, and Elizabeth. 
-f- Elizabeth Thankful, b. Sept. 16, 1796, d. Oct. 21, 1798. 
378 William Duncan, b. Jan. 16, bap. Jan. 20, 1799. 
381 John Duncan, b. May 31, bap. July 2, 1801. 


WILLIAM DUNCAN STARR, son of Joseph 377, William 
376, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. Jan. 16, 1799, in Mid.; lived awhile in New Haven and New 
York; finally settled in his native town; a printer, of the firm of 
Starr & Niles; established in 1823 a weekly paper — the Sentinel 
and Witness, with which the family were connected until its sale 
in 1878. He enjoyed the confidence of his fellow citizens, who 
elected him to various offices of trust; Apl. 8, 1853, was appointed 
by President Pierce Collector of Customs for the district of Mid., 
which office he held previously under Pres. Polk; warden and ves- 
tryman of Trinity parish (Epis.) for 13 years; d. suddenly Oct. 26, 




He m. (1st) Feb. 9, 1823, RUTH ALMIRA, dau. of Samuel 
and Ruth (Roberts) WILCOX, b. Apl. 12, 1798, in M.; d. Aug. 25, 
1839; m. (2d) Jan. 12, 1842, SUSANNAH CLARK, dau. of 
Giles and Lucy (Clark) WILCOX, of M., b. Mch. 9, 1806, d. 
Oct. 28, 1878, in Cromwell, Ct, 


+ Margaret Almira, b. Nov. 1, 1823, d. Nov. 5, 1824. 

A Frances Almira, b. May 2, 1825, unrn'd; res. M. 

B Margaret Maria, b. Dec. 29, 1826, " 

379 William John, b. Dec. 19, 1829. 

380 Samuel Joseph, b. June 13, 1835. 

+ Ruth Almira, b. Aug. 15, 1839, d. Sept. 3, 1839. 


D Lucy Emma, b. Nov. 16, 1842, m. July 10, 1866, Edward Tracy, son 
of Capt. Edward and Susan Maria {Weeks) Johnson, b. Feb. 20, 
1845, in M. ; a house-builder in Cromwell, Ct. 


Duncan Starr, b. July 21, 1867.— Edith Maria, b. Nov. 22, 1869, 
d. June 17, 1874.— Herbert Elmer, b. June 11, 1871, d. Oct. 17, 
1872.— Edward William, b. June 28, 1873.— Ada Susan, b. Aug. 
19, 1875. 
E Duncan, b. Aug. 18, 1848 ; a jewelry clerk in Hartford, Ct. ; was 
drowned while bathing in the Conn, river, July 11, 1867. 

Mary Ellen, K Feb ^ 1832j d. Apl. 2, 1832. 
Ellen Mary, j unm'd, res. M. 


WILLIAM JOHN STARR, son of William Duncan 378, b. 
Dec. 19, 1829, at Middletown; lived in Cromwell; returned to bis 
native place, where be d. Dec. 1, 1873 ; a printer ; for five years 
vestryman in Trinity church; Episcopal. He m. Sept. 26, 1855, 
HELEN AUGUSTA, dau. of Horace and Louisa STILLMAN, 
b. Feb. 22, 1832, at Saybrook, Ct.; d. May 1, 1868. 


A Helen Louise, ) b. Apl. 6, 1856. 

+ William Duncan, fb. Apl. 6, 1856, d. Aug., 1856. 

B Amelia Bailey, b. Feb. 20, 1858. 

C Ruth Almira, b. Nov. 15, 1862. 

+ Pearl Augusta, b. Sept. 15, 1864, d. Mch. 7, 1871. 

+ Frances Maria, b. Feb. 29, 1868, d. Mch. 5, 1868. 


SAMUEL JOSEPH STARR, son of William Duncan 378, 
Joseph 377, William 376, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, 



Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. June 13, 1835, in Middletown, which, 
with the exception of some three years — 1864-1867 — spent in 
New Jersey, continued to be his home; res. " South Farms;" a 
printer; published for several years the li Sentinel and Witness" — 
a weekly paper established by his father; prominent and influen- 
tial in public affairs ; first selectman ; a member of the city coun- 
cil; represented the town in the State Legislature in 1871 ; senator 
fyoia the Eighteenth District in 1874, and for several years 
had charge of the State Labor Bureau; clerk of ''Christ church," 
Epis., from its organization; a man of most genial disposition; a 
gentleman in his intercourse with others, and never harbored ill 
will or malice toward any one ; a pleasing and at times a vigorous 
writer, and well understood the political questions of the day ; d. 
suddenly Apl. 11, 1879. 

He m. May 24, 1860, JANE FIDELIA, dau. of Joseph and 
Catharine (Daniels) GOUG-E, b. Feb. 6, 1835, in M. 


A Franklin Joseph, b. Aug. 16, 1860. 

B Jennie Maria, b. May 10, 1863. 

C William Duncan, b. Aug. 17, 1865. 

D Samuel Wilcox, b. June 9, 1868. 

+ John Howard, b. May 2, 1870, d. Feb. 16, 1878. 

E Alice Thorne, b. July 8, 1878. 


JOHN DUNCAN STARR, son of Joseph 377, William 376, 
Daniel 364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, 
b. May 31, 1801, at Middletown, Conn.; went South in 1819, and 
settled at Fayette ville, North Carolina; became a prosperous mer- 
chant; was an honored and respected citizen; president of the 
Fayetteville Bank from its organization, Sept. 18, 1849, to his 
death, Sept. 25, 1862; Episcopal. 

He m. Nov. 18, 1822, MARY MACY, dau. of William and 
Martha (Blake) FLACK, b. Jan. 3, 1806, at F. 


A Mary Flack, b. Dec. 19, 1823, m. Dec. 19, 1840, John H. Cook; 

res. Fayetteville. 
B Margaret Duncan, b. Feb. 7, 1825, m. Apl. 6, 1848, James M. 

Williams, and d. Aug. 30, 1858. 
C William Nott, b. June 23, 1827, d. Mch. 8, 1840. 
D Joseph Blake, b. Feb. 6, 1830, m. Dec. 2, 1851, Sophie J. Smith. 

He is a commission merchant in Fayetteville. 


MIDDLETOWN BRANCH— 382, 383, 384. 

382 Fannie A., b. Apl. 9, 1833. 
E Hattib Stockman, b. May 1, 1844. 


FANNIE A. STARR, dau. of John Duncan 381, b. Apl. 9, 1833, at 
Fayetteville, m. Sept. 18, 1856, ALEXANDER, son of Alexander and 
Catharine {McMillan) JOHNSON, b. Nov. 8, 1825. He is a merchant 
at Wilmington, N. C. 


Mary Starr, b. July 30, 1857.— John Williams, b. Dec. 31, 1858, d. July 
14, 1859.— Fannie Starr, b. Aug. 31, I860.— William Starr, b. Apl. 23, 
1862, d. Feb. 5, 1863.— Alexander, b. June 30, 1863.— Kate Ellison, b. 
Nov. 26, 1864.— Maggie Clifton, b. Nov. 26, 1866.— Joseph Starr, b. Mch. 
5, 1869.— George Thomas, b. Sept. 24, 1871.— Kenneth Granger, b. Mch. 19, 
1874, d. May 11, 1874. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of William 376, Daniel 364, Benj. 353, 
Comfort 165, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Nov. 17, 1771, at New 
London ;' brought up in Middletown from a child ; after his mar- 
riage lived several years in Hartford; returned to his native 
place ; a block and pump-maker ; served 60 days in the war of 
1812; d. Feb. 5, 1820, in N. L.; Episcopal. 

He m. HANNAH, dau. of Alexander and Hannah (Talcott) 
RAMSEY, of Glastonbury, Ct.; d. Nov. 11, 1821. 


+ Harriet, d. Aug. 6, 1801, ae. 11 mos. ; buried in the ancient burying- 
ground at Hartford. 

A Harriet, b. Dec. 2, 1802, at H. ; m. at N. L., Oct. 28, 1824, Jacob, 
son of Jacob and Susannah (Spooner) Stockman, b. Mch. 22, 1791, 
at N. L. ; res. Philadelphia. He d. Nov. 1, 1871, at N. L. 


William Starr, b. Dec. 11, 1825, d. July 18, 1866.— Susan Spooner, 
b. June 11, 1827, d. Oct. 7, 1871.— Elizabeth P., b. Jan. 25, 1830. 
—Charles Spooner, b. Feb. 13, 1832, m. June 7, 1862, Caroline 
Risley, of Phil. ; four children. — Marcia Starr, b. Feb. 1, 1840, 
m. Nov. 7, 1872, David A. Brice, Nassau, W. I. — Richard Tracy, 
b. May 15, 1843, m. June 26, 1873, Maggie Robbins; res. Phil.— 
John Wesley, b. Mch. 30, 1845, d. Jan. 9, 1846. 
B Maria, b. Oct. 25, 1807, at H. ; unm'd ; lives in Phil. 


SAMUEL TALLMAN STARR, son of William 376, Daniel 
364, Benj. 353, Comfort 165; Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. April 27, 



1780, at Middletown, where he always resided; block maker, d. 
Nov. 26, 1820.— He m. July 20, 1801, LYDIA COE, dau. of 
Benjamin and Lydia (Ward) ATKINS, b. Sept. 25, 1719, at 
M. After the death of her husband she removed with her 
younger children to Lewis Co., N. Y.; d. Nov. 3, 1862. 


385 Samuel, b. Dec. 11, 1802. 
+ Emily, b. April 17, 1805, d. Sept. 28, 1809. 

388 Charles Henry, b. Aug. 26, 1806. 

A Almira, b. April 17, 1808; m. July 22, 1827, George Hills, and d. 

April 29, 1828. A daughter, 

Almira S. Hills, m. Freeman ; lived in H'f d, and d. leaving 

+ Francis, b. March 7, 1810, d. Aug. 23, 1810. 
B Benjamin, b. Jan. 9, 1811 ; spent part of his boyhood in Vt. ; learned 

the carpenter's trade; arriving at manhood, went South; lived in 

S. Car. and Ga. ; in Jan., 1849, went to Cal. ; returned in spring 

of 1873; is living in Ripon, Wis., unmarried. 
-h Emily, b. March 19, 1813, d. Oct. 24, 1814. 

389 Stephen Pierce, b. Dec. 6, 1814. 

C Martha Bacon, b. July 7, 1817; m. William Higby; resides at Phoe- 
nix, N. Y. 

D James Penniman, b. July 24, 1819; went to Cal. in '48; ret. in '51; 
in 1868 settled at Lyon's Falls, N. Y. ; is a farmer, engaged in 
poultry raising, bee and fish culture ; Presbyterian ; unmarried. 

390 William, b. March 3, 1821. 


SAMUEL STARR, son of Samuel Tallman 384, b. Dec. 11, 
1802, in Middletown; a cabinet maker; a member of the Bap. 
church; lived in his native town; d. Aug. 2, 1861. He m. (1st) Nov. 
28, 1822, MARTHA, dau. of Josiah and Amy (Cornish) WRIGHT, 
b. Nov. 7, 1804, at Northampton, Mass.; a member of South 
Cong, church in M.; d. July 29, 1843; m. (2d) Aug. 19, 1844, 
Mrs. ELIZABETH B. (Stevens) SANFORD. After his death 
she m. Isaac Belden. 


A Emily Hannah, b. April 22, 1823; mem. of Cong, church; d. Feb. 
20, 1849. She m. Nov. 1, 1841, Luther, son of Nathaniel and 
Phebe (Clark) Bowers, of M., b. April 2, 1819; a mechanic and 
farmer at East Berlin, Conn. , and married again. 


Charles Clapp, b. Aug. 7, 1842; was a member of the 16th Reg't 
Conn. Vols., and wounded at the battle of Antietam. 
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Eugene Starr, b. Jan. 31, 1844; was a musician in the 14th Reg't 
Conn. Vols. 
+ George Henry, b. June 27, 1826, d. April 6, 1828. 

386 George Edgar, b. Aug. 24, 1828. 

387 Edward Clapp, b. May 4, 1831. 
B Samuel Austin, b. Feb. 15, 1833. 

C Mary Flack, b. Dec. 25, 1836; m. March 4, 1854, Richard Vickers, 
son of John Sutliff and Margaret ( Vickers) Singleton, b. Jan. 17, 
1834, at Philadelphia; at the age of 18 he went to Middletown; a 
machinist by trade; was "Chief of Police" of the city at the 
time of his death, Nov. 14, 1872. 


William Edgar, b. July 18, 1855.— George Starr, b. July 23, 1857, 
d. April 26, 1872.— Benjamin Richard, b. April 13, 1864. 

D Benjamin, b. July 22, 1839 ; lived several years in Meriden ; ret'd to 
Mid. ; went on the water ; entered the service of his country — 
enrolled Sept. 7, 1861, in Co. B, 7th Reg't Ct. V. ; discharged 
Dec. 21, '63 ; re-enlisted the next day as a veteran. In the officers' 
report of the fight at Deep Run, Va., Aug. 7, '64, he is particu- 
larly named for his zeal and bravery at that time ; was promoted 
Orderly Sergeant; d. of disease in the hospital at David's Is., 
near New York, April 16, 1865. 

-+- Infant, d. July 30, 1845. 


GEORGE EDGAR STARR, son of Samuel 385, b. Aug. 24, 
1828, at Middletown; went to New London in 1844, and carries 
on the printing business; has been a member of the city govern- 
ment for years, and represented the town in the State Legislature 
of 1873. He m. Feb. 3, 1851, SARAH ISABELLA, dau. of 
Nathan and Sarah W. (Stockman) MALLORY, b. Dec. 31, 1832, 
in N. L. 


A George Stockman, b. Jan. 4, 1853. 

+ Florence, b. May 17, 1856, d. Aug. 19, 1856. 

B Charles Stockman, b. Oct. 14, 1858. 

C Willian Stark, b. Sept. 16, 1860. 

D Carrie Martha, b. Oct. 28, 1862. 

E Benjamin Singleton, b. Feb. 3, 1867. 


EDWARD CLAPP STARR, son of Samuel 385, b. May 4, 
1831, in Middletown, where he has since resided; is in the truck- 
ing business; served three months in the civil war, enrolled May 
7, 1861, Co. A, 2d Reg't Ct. Vols.; honorably discharged Aug. 



7, '61. Married (1st) HANNAH, dau. of Jeremiah and Hannah 
O'BRIAN, b. May 8, 1833, in Co. Cork, Ireland, d. June 27, 1871; 
m. (2d) Oct. 20, 1872, ELLEN, dau. of Thomas and Mary 
(0' Brian) HORRIGAN, b. Nov. 28, 1847, in Co. Cork, Ireland. 


A Martha Wright, b. Dec. 17, 1862. 

+ George Edward, b. May 6, 1864, d. Jan. 29, 1868. 

+ Benjamin James, b. May 20, 1866, d. July 4, 1872. 

B Annie, b. May 21, 1869. 

C Benjamin, b. Oct. 27, 1874. 


CHARLES HENRY STARR, son of Samuel Tallman 384, b. 
Aug. 26, 1806, in Middletown, Ct. ; removed to Vermont; lived 
in Cavendish; a tinner by trade; d. Jan. 15, 1847, at Cambridge, 
N. Y. He m. (1st) Oct. 18, 1831, HAPPALONA, dau. of Amos 
Shedd, b. Oct. 19, 1813, d. April 12, 1835; m. (2d) Jan. 16, 1836, 
NANCY ANN MASON, b. Aug. 20, 1814, d. Jan. 8, 1844, in 
Springfield, Vt. 


A Mary H., b. Nov. 23, 1832; m. July 4, 1855, Thomas D. Griswold, of 
Wethersfield, Vt. — were divorced. A son — 
Willis E. Griswold, b. Sept. 10, 1856, at Springfield, Vt. 

B Minerva, b. Oct. 2, 1839; m. (1st) Nov. 8, 1860, Benjamin Smith, 
son of Clark and Lydia (Smith) Kendrick, b. March 5, 1839, at 
Cornish, N. H. ; enlisted in the service of his country Dec. 31, 
1863, in Co. D, 9th Reg't Vt. Vols.; dis. Dec. 1, 1865; d. in 
Springfield, Vt. 


Rosetta Eliza, b. July 22, 1861.— Lucia Ellen, b. June 14, 1863. 
She m. (2d) Aug. 9, 1871, George Washington, son of Nathan 
and Harriet (Bicker) Hunt, b. April 15, 1824, at Bath, N. H. ; is a 
produce dealer in Manchester, N. H. 


STEPHEN PIERCE STARR, son of Samuel Tallman 384, b. 
Dec. 6, 1814, in Middletown, Ct. ; was about 10 years old when his 
widowed mother took her family to Lewis Co., N. Y. He is a 
tinsmith at Cambridge, Wash. Co., N. Y. ; Methodist; m. Nov. 4, 
1839, MARY ANN, dau. of Daniel and Ruth (Griffin) WILCOX, 
b. Sept. 14, 1819, at Richmond, R. I. 




A Mary Jane, b. Dec. 20, 1840, d. June 27, 1861. She m. Dec. 20, 
1856, John Reardon, a harness maker in Cambridge, and had 
Anna Mary Reardon, b. April 1, 1859, d. Aug. 26, 1867. 
B Anna Maria, b. June 28, 1842, d. April 22, 1867. She m. Feb. 18, 
1863, Philander Kenyon, an engineer, who died in Champlain, 
N. Y. ; an infant, died soon. 
C Martha Almira, b. Oct. 2, 1845, m. Dec. 31, 1864, Joel Allen; resi- 

. dence Cambridge, N. Y. 
D Charles William, b. July 22, 1849, in Cambridge; is a carriage 
painter in his native town; Methodist; m. April 27, 1872, Anna, 
dau. of Adam and Nancy {Phillips) Stewart, b. May 7, 1851, at 
Petersburgh, N. Y. Children — 
E Frank Benjamin Starr, b. March 11, 1873. 
F William Herbert Starr, b. Feb. 26, 1875. 


WILLIAM STARR, son of Samuel Tallman 384, b. March 3, 
1821, in Middletown, Ct. ; when 8 years old his widowed mother 
removed to Lewis Co., N. Y. In the spring of 1843 he went 
West, and settled at Ripon, Wis.; at first a teacher, afterward 
merchant, lumber manufacturer, and real estate broker; twice 
elected to the Wisconsin Legislature; has held various offices in 
town, city, county, and State, and now occupies the important and 
honorable position of President of the Board of Regents of Nor- 
mal schools of Wis., with which he has been connected for several 
years; warden of the Epis. church in R. 

He m. Nov. 12, 1857, ANNIE CLARK, dau. of Nathan ano\ 
Sally (Westover) STRONG, b. July 31, 1824, at Isle-la- Motte, Vt. 


A William James, b. April 20, 1861. 



The town of Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn., was burned by the 
British Sunday morning, Apl. 27, 1777, and in the conflagration 
the town, church, and family records were consumed. The probate 
records alone were saved, having been removed to New Fairfield. 
The General Assembly of Conn, in 1792 granted to the sufferers 
a large tract of land in Huron Co., 0., thus partially relieving the 
material loss; but the loss of those valuable records is irreparable. 
Also many families, having lost their all in the destruction of the 
town, left Dan bury, with no venerable family Bible and records to 
take with them, and thus separated from old homes, old friends, and 
old associations, they soon lost the family traditions, the stories, and 
the unwritten records handed down from generation to generation, 
which are of inestimable value in working up and confirming family 
history. Hence the great difficulty encountered from the very 
beginning in collecting and preparing the history of this branch of 
the family, more especially of the first 84 years, of which there is 
nothing authentic but the few meager items preserved in the pro- 
bate records. The names of all who died without descendants, and 
doubtless many others, will be for ever unknown, but the follow- 
ing records, while perfect accuracy is not claimed, can surely be 
relied upon, in the main, having been most carefully studied out 
and confirmed by documentary evidence or other proof satisfactory 
to the compiler. 

39 1 

Capt. JOSIAH STARR,— the youngest son of Dr. Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, and the founder of the Danbury Branch, — b. Sept. 
1, 1657, in Charleston, Mass., was three years old when his father 
died, leaving him, without paternal counsel, to make his own way 
in the world. Many of his descendants have followed his exam- 
pie in this respect, few have been more successful. The first 
record of him after his birth is at the age of 21, on Long Island, 
where he petitions Feb. 17, 1678-9, for a grant of 100 acres of 



land in Hempstead. Now as his sister married in H. some 10 
years before, it seems quite probable that their widowed mother 
had removed, with the younger members of her family, to Long 
Island, thinking, perhaps, to better their condition, for great 
inducements were held out to settlers there, and many families 
did emigrate thither from eastern Mass. and Conn. It is evident 
that his riches, or his farm stock at least, did not increase rapidly, 
for in ' < An account of the vallvation of the estates of thee inhab- 
bitants of y e towne of Hampstead on Long Island is as followeth, 
Oct. 11, 1683, Josias Starr, heads 01, oxen 04, cowes 05, two year 
oulds 02, year oulds 04, hoggs 01, horses and majors 02." But for 
some reason it appears he was not contented to remain in Hemp- 
stead, for in 1693, in company with several of his neighbors, they 
cross L. I. Sound, travel back some 25 miles into the country, and 
locate at Danbury, Conn., soon after the first settlement of that 
town. Josiah Starr was one of the seven Patentees named in the 
grant, made in 1702, giving town privileges to Danbury, and 
was elected the first Town Clerk, the second Justice of the Peace, 
afterward surveyor, etc.; in 1710 commissioned Lieut., and in 1713 
Captain of the first company or "train band "; for three years was 
Justice of Fairfield Co.; in 1702 elected Deputy to the "General 
Court," a position of great honor and distinction, to which he was 
annually chosen as long as he lived. 

Thus he appears to have been one of the leading and prominent 
citizens of the town, and a large landholder therein. He d. Jan. 
4, 1715-16; was buried in the ancient burial-place in the rear of 
the present Court-House. An upright slab of gray native granite 
marks the sunken grave, the inscription nearly obliterated by the 
storms of more than 160 years, and is the oldest gravestone erected to 
the memory of a Stakr in New England. 

Feb. 3, 1715-16, administration was taken on his estate by wife 
Rebekah and son Thomas; inventory £982 16s. 3d.; was distrib- 
uted to the widow; six sons, and two daughters, according to law 
the eldest son receiving a double portion. He was probably mar- 
ried on Long Island. There is no record, however, of it. His 
wife REBEKAH d. July 15, 1739, ae. 74; buried by her husband. 


393 Thomas, b. 

415 Benjamin, b. 1683. 
448 John, b. 1684. 



A Hannah (?), the name is somewhat uncertain. She m. Dibble, 

and had 2 sons at least, 

Weakfield Dibble, d. Sept., 1759, leaving a wid., Abigail, and 4 

children, Ezra, Abigail, Rebekah, and Hannah Starr. 

Elisha Dibble. 
B Rachel, b. 1690, d. Feb., 1765. She m. Capt. John, son of James 

and Sarah {Gregory) Benedict, b. Oct., 1689, d. Feb., 1771, in D. 


John, b. 1717. — Josiah. — James. — Joseph, d. Dec. 25, 1815, se. 87. 
— Jachin, b. 1727 [449 A].— Sarah, m. Crofut.— Rebekah, m. Mat- 
thew Crofut. — Phebe, m. Dec. 9, 1742, Samuel Benedict. — Rachel, 
m. Ebenezer Benedict. — See Benedict Genealogy. 

587 Josiah, b. 1693. 

650 Samuel, b. 1700. 

392 Comfort, b. Oct. 20, 1706. 


COMFORT STARR,— the youngest son of Capt. Josiah 391, Dr. 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Oct. 20, 1706, in Danbury. He was 
an enterprising merchant, and became one of the wealthiest men 
of his native town, an extensive landholder, and dealer in real 
estate. He sold May 6, 1748, a tract of land in Abington, Ply. 
Co., Mass., for £5,000, and at the time of his decease owned land 
not only in Danbury and vicinity, but in several towns in Litch- 
field Co. A banker, and in 1741 took certain "Bills of Credit' 1 
issued by the Colony, and petitions for the speedy delivery of all 
he contracted for. He appears to have been one of the prominent 
and influential men of the town and colony; was appointed several 
times by the latter on special committees; was the first Clerk of the 
Court of Probate; his last entry was made on the books June 16, 
1748; Registrar of deeds; and in 1752-3 Deputy to the General 
Court. The First church has a beautiful solid silver baptismal 
bowl of antique shape, 11 inches in diameter, with the following 
engraved on the rim: " The Gift of Mr. Comfort Starr, March* in 
Danbury, Connecticut, JSf. E., to the Church of Christ in said Town, 
Aug. 25, 1753." His grave is near his father's in the ancient bury- 
ing ground, marked by a large, nearly square, slab of blue slate, 
finely finished and ornamented. The deep, clear-cut inscription 
tells the story that 

" Here lyes Buried the body of 

Comfort Starr Esqr 

who departed this life May 11, 1763, ae. 56 yrs. 6 m. 21 days." 



His wife HANNAH, after his death, m. Thomas Hill, Esq., and 
when she d. in 1791 was called Mrs. Hannah Pierce, wid. of Com- 
fort Starr. 


A Nathan, b. Sept. 6, 1732; graduated at Yale Coll. in 1750; d. June 9, 
1752; buried by the side of his father. A stone similar in size 
and finish reads : 

" Here lyes interred ye body of 

Nathan Starr, 

Batchelor of Arts, only child of Mr. Comfort Starr, merchant, and Mrs. Hannah, his wife* 

who departed this life, much lamented, June 9, 1752, ae. 19 yrs., 9 mos., 3 dys. 

The Orb is set in Dust, 

The Star doth ever shine ; 

The Orb this tomb shall burst 

In beauty all divine ; 

And in it shall the Star forever move 

In one eternal round of flaming love." 

In the will of Comfort Starr, dated on the day of his death, the follow- 
ing are among the many bequests: To wife Hannah, my two negro 
children, Pegg and Fancey; to Comfort, son of Capt. John Starr, in con- 
sideration of his name, my best gun and my silver-hilted sword ; to my 
nephew, Peter Starr, a member of Yale College, .... till he takes his 

first degree, and to pay back when he is 21, ; £30 to an Indian 

school under the care of Rev. Mr. Wheelock, and £800 lawful money for 
the support of a school in the center of the town to be under the direction 
of the civil authority and selectmen ; the instruction to be capable of teach- 
ing reading, writing, and arithmetic, Latin and Greek languages, &c. 
During the war of Revolution this fund depreciated to the sum of £488, 
12s. 9d. By Act of the Conn. Legislature, passed May session, 1798, this 
school was converted into a school of higher order. Of its subsequent 
history the compiler has no information. 

After these and other specified bequests, the residue of his estate was to 
be divided among all the children of his brothers and sisters. The inven- 
tory amounted to £3,421, 16s. Id. of real, and £4,989, 2s. 3d. of personal 
estate. The distribution made Apl. 15, 1767, after his death, and Mch. 5, 
1791, after the death of his widow, among the "children of his brothers 
and sisters," proved of invaluable assistance in collecting these records by 
giving the names of all his nieces and nephews at those dates. 


THOMAS STARR,— son of Capt. Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, —lived in Danbury ; was Lister in 1723. At the May ses- 
sion of the General Court, in 1726, he was granted, on his own 
petition, a patent of 100 acres of land between Danbury on the 
north and Norwalk and Fairfield on the south. He d. before 
Mch. 7, 1733-4, for on that day his widow, ELIZABETH, (of 



whom nothing more is known) was appointed admnr. on his 
estate, and June 6, 1734, guardian of Thomas and Jerusha, chil- 
dren of sd. dec'd. In the inventory presented are the following 
items: "Half the house; the Picket house and lot; Land at Wal- 
nut tree hill, &c." Of his library the following verbatim copy is 
not only interesting, but from it may be inferred something of the 
character of the man, whose history was consumed in the flames 
of D.: "grate Bible, £2.16.— small do., 6 s.— Psalm Book, 2 s.— 
3 bunnians Books, 13 s. — 1. mr. mathers book, 3 s. — Epplication 
chatechism, 4 s. — 1. Mr. Colmans books, 2 s. 6 d. — Mr. Williams, 
2 s. 6 d. — Apples of gold in pictures of Silver, 2 s. 6 d. — Mr. 
Guthers work, 5 s. — Mr. Wadsworths work, 2 s. — Thoughts on 
Religion, 2. s. 6. d. — Milk for Babes, 1 s. — Philip Achtion book, 
1 s. — Conscience best friend, 9 d. — Peter Thatcher, 8. d. — Cocker 
and hodders Arithmetick, 2 s. 6d. — Spelling Book, 6 d." — &c. 


394 Thomas, b. . 

A Jerusha, b. April 26, 1727, d. July 22, 1799, in Canada, with her 
children. She m. (1st) Thomas Barnum, of Danbury, a soldier 
who fell in the French war. She m. (2d) (his 2d wife) Capt. 
Elisha, son of Thomas and Abigail (Hoyt) Benedict, b. Apl. 2, 
1736, a soldier of the Revolution ; after the war removed to Can- 
ada, and d. Aug. 26, 1798. 


Caleb, b. Sept. 27, 1758, d. about 1800.— Elisha, b. July 5, 1760.— 
Ira, b. Jan. 13, 1763.— Elias, b. May 23, 1765.— Felix, b. May 13, 
1767.— Benedict Gen. 
+ Caleb, d. 25, 1727 (?) [From the gravestone in the old ceme- 
tery, the date nearly obliterated.] 

394. - . 

THOMAS STARR,*— son of Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, — lived in Danbury, in 1749 his grand list was 
£60. 19: April 5, 1785, and April 21, 1787, he and his son jointly 
deed land: Did he then remove from Danbury? fori find no 
record of death, of himself or wife; a maiden daughter is remem- 

* Thomas Starr. There were so many of this name cotemporary, in 
Danbury (in 1790, five at least), that it is difficult to identify the record 
and history of each individual one ; thus " In 1750 a petition was presented 
to the General Assembly for a new (Ridgebury) Society, in the north part 
of Ridgefield — a Thomas Starr says he lives within the bounds of said 
proposed Parish, protests," etc. — but which one he was I am unable to 

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bered for her benevolence and devotion to the soldiers during the 
Revolution, and another daughter as a cripple for life by a fall. 
He m. Mch. 27, 1745, ELIZABETH, dau. of Jonathan CLOS- 
SON, of Stamford, Ot. 


395 Thomas, b. Mch. 6, 1748. 
+ Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1750, d. July 20, 1752. 
+ Ezra, b. Dec. 19, 1751, d. Aug. 8, 1752. 
A Jerusha, b. July 4, 1753, d. Dec. 14, 1785, m. Nov. 7, 1771, Levi 

Peck, of Danbury. After her death he m. again. 
peck children. 

Noah, b. Dec. 12, 1772.— Eli, b. Aug. 23, 1778.— David, b. Feb. 18, 

1781.— Ana, b. May 29, 1783.— Peck Gen. 
B Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1756. 
C Coziah (Keziah) b. Apl. 10, 1758, m. Dec. 13, 1775, Eleazer Barnum. 


Abigail, b. Dec. 2, 1776.— Moses, b. Dec. 13, 1778.— Keziah, b. 
Oct. 26, 1779.— Polly, b. May 10, 1782; m. (1st) Stowe, two child- 
ren; m. (2d) Jillson, two children; m. (3d) Ward, and d. about 
1872, at Fairfield, Huron Co., O.— Isaac, b. Aug. 31, 1784; two 
children. — Priscilla, b. Feb. 5, 1788. — Eleazer Starr, b. Sept. 5, 
1789.— Thomas, b. Apl. 28, 1792. 

D Sarah, b. Apl. 12, 1760. 

E Elizabeth, b. Sept. 19, 1762. 

F Priscilla, b. Apl. 2, 1767, d. Nov. 20, 1788, m. Nov. 1, 1787, Joseph 
Peck, of New Milf ord, Ct. 


THOMAS STARR,— son of Thomas 394, Thomas 393, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Mch. 6, 1748, at Danbury; gave 
a deed there in 1787, but soon after removed, and Feb. 18, 1789, 
gave another deed, calling himself of Milton, Albany Co., N. Y., 
where he lived until his son Ezra married, when he sold the farm 
to Ezra, bought another near Owasco, Cayuga Co., where he 
resided until his death, Oct. 1, 1835. He and his wife Tabitha 
were members of the Baptist church in O. He is described as 
rather a small man, of delicate features, dark or black eyes; his 
thick hair perfectly white. 

He was married four times, — (1st) SARAH SHORE (or 
MUZZY?); shed, about 1799-1800; (2d) Mrs. MARY SEELYE, 
d. 1825-6; (3d) Mrs. TABITHA LEACH, d. about 1830; (4th) 


DANBURY FAMILY— 396, 397. 


396 Ezra, b. Mch. 12, 1770. 
400 Epenetus, b. Mch. 24, 1772. ) 
A Hannah, b. Mch. 24, 1772, ) at Danbury, d. Feb. 27, 1849. She m. 

(1st) at Milton, Grant, son of Solomon G. Price, b. in D. ; d. 

about 1802, at Owasco, N. Y. 


Thaddeus.— Thomas.— Annis, b. Mch. 25, 1797, at O. ; m. Aug. 25, 
1814, John Burgess, and d. Oct. 11, 1822, at Batavia, N. Y. 
She m. (2d) Simri Phelps, b. May 10, 1764, d. Mch. 31, 1800. 
B Lois, b. Nov. 10, 1774, d. Mch. 15, 1858, m. Feb. 8, 1795, Eliphalet, 
son of James and Hannah (Jones) Hoyt, b. Feb. 12, 1770; res. 
North Fairfield, Huron Co., O. ; d. Aug. 12, 1831. 


Sally, b. Sept. 14, 1795.— Silas, d. infancy.— Walter, b. May 18, 
1803, d. June 5, 1862.— Almira, b. Jan. 1, 1807.— Jerusha, b. 1809, 
d. Mch. %, 1829. 
C Lucy, d. Feb. 20, 1843, the widow of Abijah Gilbert, who d. Nov. 
16, 1834, at their residence, Evans, N. Y. Children, — Gregory, 
Laura, Loraine, d. July 14, 1832, ae. 26; Roxy, Rodolphus, Eph- 
raim, Erastus. 
411 Noah, b. July 27, 1779. 


Capt. EZRA STARR,— son of Thomas 395, Thomas 394, 
Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Mch. 12, 
1770, in Danbury, Ct. ; went with his father to Milton, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y.; went back to his birthplace for a wife; returned to 
M. ; bought the farm of his father ; a man of enterprise; had several 
mills, and acquired a large property ; was Captain of the Grena- 
diers, commissioned Apl. 17, 1806; d. July 23, 1825; Universalist. 

He m. LOIS, dau. of Gregory STEVENS, b. Mch. 25, 1770, 
at D.; d. Mch. 4, 1842. 


A Thomas Stevens, b. Nov. 9, 1797, d. July 17, 1827, unm'd. 

+ Sarah, b. Nov. 17, 1799, d. Dec. 12, 1799. 

397 Sarah, b. March 30, 1801. 

398 Elmon Gregory, b. Dec. 17, 1806. 


SARAH STARR,— dau. of Capt. Ezra 396,— b. March 30, 1801, at Mil- 
ton, N. Y. In 1843 she united with the Baptist church in her native town, 
and was a devoted and consistent member until her death. She was of 
more than ordinary excellence, a steadfast Christian, a woman of prayer, 
a faithful observer of her covenant engagements with her Saviour and His 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 398, 399. 

people, and a leader in every good work. She passed suddenly to her 
rest Jan. 17, 1875, "as a shock of corn in its season fully ripe." 

She m. Oct. 8, 1822, HIRAM, son of Isaac and Olive {Francisco) ROW- 
LAND, b. March 4, 1800, at Milton, where they lived awhile after mar- 
riage; thence removed to Greenfield, Saratoga Co. 


Lois Starr, b. Oct. 6, 1823, m. May 18, 1845, Daniel W. Culver, M. D. ; 

had Sarah L. , b. July 12, 1851 ; reside in Jersey City. 
S. Starr, b. Aug. 30, 1825 ; is a lawyer in New York. 
Charlotte F., b. Nov. 25, 1827. She m. Jan. 1, 1849, John Hiller, and 

. had Hiram R., b. Nov. 14, 1849, and d. Jan. 13, 1850. 
Hiram, b. Nov. 11, 1831, m. March 17, 1864, Auretta A. Johnson, and 

had Charlotte, b. July 1, 1865. 
Elmon Starr, b. Feb. 15, 1834, m. Feb. 16, 1871, Mary Penfield; reside at 

Jersey City; no children. 
Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1839, m. May 4, 1869, Mary Slade, and had Ada, b. Jan. 

22, 1871, and d. March 30, 1874. 


ELMON GREGORY STARR,— son of Capt. Ezra 396,— b. Dec. 
17, 1806, at Milton, N. Y.; April 14, 1864, went to CaL; settled 
at Petahrma, Sonoma Co.; farmer; Baptist; m. Nov. 3, 1831, 
ANN, dau. of Gilbert and Jane (Crawford) WARING, b. Nov. 
28, 1809, at Saratoga Springs. 


A Sarah, b. Aug. 14, 1833, m. Aug. 4, 1853, Seneca, adopted son of 
Joseph and Fanny (Frink) Daniels, b. May 27, 1827, at Greenfield, 
N. Y. ; a farmer in Lakeville, Sonoma Co. , Cal. 


Elmon Starr, b. June 27, 1854.— Frank Starr, b. Nov. 21, 1856, d. 
May 12, 1857.— Annie Ricard, b. May 22, 1858.— Fanny Augusta, 
b. Aug. 20, I860.— Fred. Rockwood, b. July 21, 1863, d. Sept. 28, 
1870.— Sarah Henrietta, b. Feb. 6, 1867.— Frank Seneca, b. July 
22, 1870.— Fred. Hall, b. Oct. 16, 1872. 
399 Ezra Stevens, b. Jan. 5, 1838. 


EZRA STEVENS STARR,— son of Elmon Gregory 398, Ezra 
396, Thomas 395, Thomas 394, Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Jan. 5, 1838, at Saratoga, N. Y. ; in Jan., 
1861, went to Cal.; lived at Oakland; April 8, 1871, returned 
East, and settled at Buffalo, N. Y. ; a builder of iron bridges ; d. 
June 15, 1875. 


HURON CO., O., FAMILY— 400. 

He in. March 4, 1864, EMMA C, dau. of Charles and Emily 
C. (Prichard) KELLOGG, b. Sept. 2, 1844, at Perry, N. Y. 


A Charles Kellogg, b. June 19, 1865, at O. 

B Frank Elmon, b. March 13, 1867, at O. 

C John King, b. May 15, 1869, at O. 

D Fred. Daniels, b. June 20, 1871, at B. 

E Ella Louise, b. Aug. 4, 1873, at B. 


EPENETUS STARR,— son of Thomas 395, Thomas 394, 
Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. March 24, 
1772, (a twin,) in Danbury, Ct.; was five years old when the town 
was burned by the British, and yet he distinctly remembered the 
excitement on the approach of the British army; of his father 
taking the family back into the country for safety; of their great 
anxiety, and the vain hopes they indulged that their own home 
might be spared. These exciting scenes so deeply impressed his 
young mind that they were never forgotten, and he loved to tell 
the story to the eager, listening ears of children and grandchildren. 
He was a young man when the family removed to N. Y. State. 
He lived at or near Owasco, Cayuga Co., until about 1816, then 
settled on the Fire Lands, in Greenfield, Huron Co., 0.; farmer; a 
respected citizen, an active Christian, and with his wife members 
of the Bap. church from its organization, Jan., 1832; d. June 9, 
1847. He m. HULDAH HOWARD, who d. March 10, 1846, se. 75 
yrs. and 2 days. 


A Hiram, b. March 9, 1799, d. May 11, 1832, in Greenfield, 0., of con- 
sumption; farmer; Free Will Bap.; m. Nellie, dau. of Daniel 
Lindsley. She was b. April 12, 1804, d. ; no children. 

401 Cyrenius, b. April 11, 1801. 

403 Orange, b. Dec. 24, 1802. 
B Sarah, b. Jan. 10, 1805, d. March 10, 1835. She m. James Easter, 
of Greenfield, b. Aug. 22, 1788; killed by falling from a load of 
hay, on his 66th birthday, Aug. 22, 1854. A son — 
John Howard Easter, b. Sept. 13, 1830, m. Miss Campbell, and 
d. Oct. 10, 1859; one child. 



C Eli, b. May 1, 1809, d. July 1, 1847, in the Insane Asylum at Colum- 
bus, O. ; unm'd. 
410 Cyrus Howard, b. May 19, 1811. 

D Hannah, b. June 16, 1816, d. Oct. 2, 1844. She m. Feb. 24, 1842, 
Dean, son of Walter and Eunice (Dean) Keefer, b. March 9, 1812, 
at Ontario, N. Y. ; farmer at Greenfield, O. A daughter, 
Mary Jane Keefer, b. Feb. 20, 1843. 

40 1 .- 

CYRENIUS STARR,— son of Epenetus 400, Thomas 395, 
Thomas 394, Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— 
b. April 11, 1801; settled near Plymouth, Richland Co., O.; a 
highly respected citizen; farmer; deacon of the Free Will Baptist 
church; d. Dec. 3, 1848; buried with his children, in Greenfield. 

He m. Sept. 29, 1822, ELIZA, dau. of Matthew and Betsey 
(Toppin) McKELVY, b. Jan. 18, 1805, d. April 11, 1848. 


A William Epenetus, b. May 16, 1824, d. April 9, 1842. 

+ Edwin, b. June 17, 1826, d. July 18, 1827. 

B Cyrus Howard, b. June 21, 1828, d. May 5, 1855, unm'd. 
402 Matthew McKelvy, b. May 20, 1830. 

C Julia Ann, b. July 1, 1832, d. Oct. 26, 1850. 

D Jane Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1834; m. Jan. 27, 1854, Homer, son 
of Joel and Jane (McOorman) Ashley, b. Dec. 29, 1829. They 
are living on the homestead of her grandfather, Epenetus Starr, 
that he gave his son Cyreuius, and inherited by her, at Chicago 
Junction, Greenfield, Huron Co., O. Children, 
Jay Ashley, b. Oct. 19, 1857.— Fred. Ashley, b. June 29, 1861. 

E Louisa Maria, b. May 22, 1836, d. April 13, 1857. 

F Clara Huldah, b. March 16, 1839, d. Sept. 13, 1861. She m. Jan. 
1, 1856, James, son of Andrew and Polly (Inscho) Long ; a farmer 
at Centerton, Huron Co., O. 


Mack, b. Oct. 24, 1856.— Clara Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1858. 
G Alvira Mercy, b. Nov. 2, 1842. In 1860 she went to Cal. with her 
brother, and m. Oct. 8, 1861, Daniel D., son of Gideon and 
Maria Tompkins, b. Feb. 26, 1831, in N. Y. ; after marriage lived 
two years in Tehama Co. ; then removed to Sunny Side, Santa 
Cruz Co. , Cal. ; farmer. 


Henrietta, b. July 31, 1862.— Willis Eugene, b. Dec. 13, 1863.— 
Curtis, b. Dec. 10, 1865, d. Aug. 10, 1867. — Jesse Daniel and 
Josephine (twins), born Aug. 13, 1868. — Jennie Maria, b. Oct. 2, 
1870.— Walter Theodore, b. Feb. 12, 1873.— Julia Elizabeth, b. 
Dec. 6, 1875. 


HURON CO., O., FAMILY— 402, 403. 

+ Albert Marion, b. Jan. 18, 1844, d. March, 1844. 
H Philena Isabelle, b. Sept. 24, 1845, d. July 7, 1874, at Yuba City, 
Cal. She m. July 23, 1871, Samuel Dawson; had son George. 


MATTHEW McKELVY STARR,— son of Cyrenius 401 — b. 
May 20, 1830, at Greenfield, O.; after marriage went to Iowa; 
thence to Wisconsin; in the spring of 1860 removed to Cal., and d. 
at Santiago Feb. 16, 1873; farmer; Baptist. He m. Sept, 27, 1855, 
LOVIAH, dau. of James and Margaret (Canders) ARTHUR, b. 
Aug. 11, 1832, at Greenfield, d. April 2, 1868. 


A Carrie Jane, b. Nov. 27, 1859. 
B Julia Blanche, b. Feb. 2, 1862. 
C Frank Arthur, b. April 3, 1865. 


ORANGE STARR,— son of Epenetus 400, Thomas 395, Thomas 
394, Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Dec. 
24, 1802, at Owasco, N. Y. ; was about 14 years old when the 
family removed to Greenfield, Huron Co., O. ; where, a farmer, he 
resided until his death, April 11, 1846; Methodist. H© m. (1st) 
Jan. 6, 1825, MERCY, dau. of Abraham and Elizabeth (Graves) 
DUBOIS, b. March 19, 1805, in Ulster Co., N. Y., d. Sept. 28, 
1841; m. (2d) May 3, 1842, REBECCA BAKER, dau. of Jacob 
and Sarah (Starr) VAN HOUTEN [510 C], b. May 26, 1807, in 
Marcellus, N. Y. 


+ Louisa, b. Oct. 22, 1825, d. July 27, 1827. 

404 Stephen Howard, b. March 9, 1827. 

A Permelia Ann, b. July 8, 1829 ; m. July 12, 1849, James, son of James 
(of English descent) and Georgiana (Greenwood of Scotch descent) 
Armstrong, b. April 16, 1826, in Belmont Co. , O. ; formerly a 
dentist, now Pres. of the " Armstrong Heater Man'fg Co." He 
has a wonderful inventive genius, as displayed in 14 different 
practical machines invented by him since 1868; residence, 


Olive, b. April 16, 1852.— Frank Abram, b. May 13, 1854.— Geor- 
giana, b. Feb. 14, 1859. 

405 Abraham Dubois, b. Oct. 14, 1830. 

406 George Franklin, b. Nov. 14, 1832. 

407 Augustus Washington, b. Nov. 28, 1834. 

408 Marquis De Lafayette, b. Sept. 3, 1837. 

409 Edward Thompson, b. Aug. 15, 1841. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 404, 405. 


B Sarah Elizabeth, b. Feb. 16, 1843; m. Dec. 31, 1867, Benjamin 
Franklin, son of Aaron, Jr., and Elizabeth (Hanna) Walton, b. 
July 18, 1835, at Columbus, Pa. ; a farmer; residence Yuba City, 
Cal. WALTON children. 

Eda, b. Oct. 2, 1868.— Leonard Arthur, b. Nov. 14, 1870.— Nyda, 
b. Nov. 4, 1873. 

C William McKendry, b. May 4, 1845, at G. ; left there for Cal. Oct., 
1863 ; educated at Oakland College ; spent three years in Marys- 
ville; is now a clerk in the " Starr Mills," at South Vallejo, Cal. ; 
Presbyterian; m. Feb. 22, 1871, Katie Florence, dau. of Milo and 
Evelyn {Johnson) Calkin, b. June 10, 1850, at Hallowell, Me. 


D Florence Evelyn Starr, b. May 26, 1875. 


STEPHEN HOWARD STARR,— son of Orange 403,— b. March 
9, 1827, in Greenfield; lived in Plymouth, O., Davenport, la., Chi- 
cago, and now resides in Toledo, O. ; is the Vice-President of " The 
Armstrong Heater Man'fg Co."; Methodist. 

He m. May 23, 1850, SARAH ANN, dau. of Harvey and Han- 
nah (Conklin) WESTFALL, b. Dec. 4, 1831, at Plymouth, O. 


+ Ella Isadore, b. May 12, 1851, d. July 26, 1651. 

A Mary Mercy, b. July 28, 1852. 

B Eva Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1854. 

C Charles Harvey, b. Aug. 5, 1857. 

D George Washington, b. July 21, 1859. 

E Ada Delia, b. Sept. 7, 1861. 

+ Laura May, b. June 28, 1864, d. June 19, 1869. 

F Jay Wilbor, b. Aug. 23, 1870. 


ABRAHAM DUBOIS STARR,— son of Orange 403,— b. Oct. 
14, 1830, in Greenfield, O.; in 1849 went to Cal. overland; arrived 
Sept. 20th in Sacramento Valley ; went first to the Feather River 
mines, afterward lived in Marysville and Sacramento City ; finally 
settled at South Vallejo, Solano Co. ; is extensively engaged in 
the flour-milling and wheat business; one of the proprietors of the 
celebrated " Starr Mills," at South Val. ; a trustee of the Pres. 
church; was a delegate to the Rep. Nat. Con. at Phil., in 1873, 
that nominated Hayes and Wheeler to the highest offices in the 
gift of the people of the U. S. 


HURON CO., O., FAMILY— 406, 407, 408. 

He m. June 4, 1856, MARY ANNA, dau. of Dr. Eli and Debo- 
rah Anna (Carr) TEEGARDEN, b. Jan. 2, 1S38, at Mansfield, 0. 


A Ada Deborah, b. Feb. 14, 1861. 


GEORGE FRANKLIN STARR, son of Orange 403, b. Nov. 
14, 1832, in Greenfield, O.; in Jan., 1852, emigrated to Butler Co., 
Cal., his present residence; farmer; Methodist; m. March 23, 1865, 
EMILY JANE, dau. of Edward and Charlotte (Bake?) BUT- 
LER, b. Nov. 17, 1850, in Greenfield, O. 


A Augustus Abraham, b. Oct. 20, 1866. 

B Orange Eugene, b. Dec. 13, 1867. 

C Carrie Belle, b. July 13, 1869. 

D Edward Butler, b. Aug. 31, 1873. 


403,— b. Nov. 28, 1834, in Greenfield, O.; in 1852 went to Cal. and 
settled in South Vallejo, in the milling business; — he, with his 
brother, A. D. Starr, are proprietors of the extensive and celebrated 
" Starr Mills"; Protestant; unmarried. He entered the service of 
his country Sept. 13, 1861, as 2d Lieut. Co. F, 2d Reg't Cal. Vol. 
Cavalry; Feb. 10, 18G3, promoted Capt. ; June 25, 1866, commis- 
sioned Brevet-Major U. S. Vols., for meritorious services against 
hostile Indians, and for long and faithful services during the war; 
mustered out with Co., June 27, 1866; again entered the service; 
was com. July 28, 1866, 2d Lieut. Co. H., 8th Reg't U. S. Cav- 
alry; the next year made 1st Lieut.; Oct. 8, 1868, Reg. Q. M. ; 
Nov. 10, 1869, Capt. Co. D, 8th Reg't U. S. Cavalry; resigned 
Dec. 1, 1870, and left the service; unm'd. 


MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE STARR,— son of Orange 403,— 
b. Sept. 3, 1837, in Greenfield; settled in Plymouth, Huron Co., 
O., where he d. Feb. 25, 1866; dentist; Methodist. 

He m. Sept. 29, 1858, LYDIA ANN, dau. of Barent and Jane 
(Hough) CORNELL, b. Apl. 23, 1842, in Lodi, N. Y. 
37 ( 279 ) 

DANBURY BRANCH— 409, 410. 


A Lydia Jane, b. May 11, 1860. 
B Mary Lottie, b. Sept. 26, 1862. 


EDWARD THOMPSON STARR,— son of Orange 403 — b. 
Aug. 15, 1841, in Greenfield, 0. ; Jan. 1, 1861, started for Cal.; set- 
tled at Vallejo, Solano Co. ; is a wholesale and retail dealer in groce- 
ries and provisions; served on the Board of Trustees of the city two 
terms; Presbyterian. He entered the service of his country Mch. 
6, 1864; com. 2d Lieut, of Co. A, 4th Reg't Cal. Vols.; was ap- 
pointed A. A. A. G., Humboldt District, where he served most 
of the time until his discharge, Nov. 30, 1865, when he was offered 
a position in the regular army, but declined. 

He m. Mch. 6, 1867, JENNIE HULDAH, dau. of Parley and 
Hannah (Jewett) GREEN, b. Aug. 2, 1847, in Painesville, O. 


A Burtie Warren, b. Dec. 13, 1867. 

B May, b. May 14, 1869. 

C Harry Dubois, b. Apl. 28, 1871. 

D Delia Maud, b. July 6, 1874. 

4 1 O 

CYRUS HOWARD STARR,— son of Epenetus 400, Thomas 
395, Thomas 394, Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 
1 ? — b. May 19, 1811, at Sempronius, N. Y. ; lived in Norwalk and 
Greenfield, Huron Co., O.; d. June 25, 1845; carpenter; Meth- 
odist. He m. Nov. 16, 1834, POLLY FAY, dau. of Martin and 
Polly {Fay) KELLOGG, b. June 20, 1815, at Granville, N. Y. 


A Edwin, b. Nov. 16, 1835, at N. ; m. Dec. 23, 1857, Emeline, dau. of 
James and Parthenia (Streeter) McConnell, b. Sept. 7, 1838, at 
Bronson, O. He is a carpenter, living at Centreton P. O., 
Huron Co. , O. ; no children. 

B Harriet Lucy, b. Aug. 27, 1839, at G. ; m. Dec. 16, 1874, Orville 
Leonidas, son of Montgomery L. and Clarrissa (Howard) Colvin, 
b. Mch. 7, 1826, at Fort Ann, N. Y. ; a boot and shoe manufac- 
turer at North Fairfield, O. 

C Caroline, b. Sept. 1, 1841, at G. ; m. Jan. 7, 1869, William Henry 
Harrison, son of Charles and Rachel (Johnson) Jones, b. Mch. 8, 
1840, at Mansfield O. ; a farmer in Bronson Tp., Huron Co., O. 

+ Martin Cyrus, b. Dec. 15, 1843; d. Nov. 17, 1848. 


HURON CO., O., FAMILY— 411. 


NOAH STARR,— son of Thomas 395, Thomas 394, Thomas 393, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. July 27, 1779, in Dan- 
bury, Ct. While young his parents removed to N. Y. He lived 
in Marcellus, now Skaneateles, N. Y.; a soldier in the war of 1812. 
At the organization of the Bap. church in Owasco, Dec. 6, 1828, 
he was one of the members set off from the Marcellus church. 
May 5, 1832, he and his wife were dismissed by letter, and 
removed to Greenfield, Huron Co., O. ; a farmer; d. Nov. 13, 1850. 
Extract of a letter written by him to his nephew in Milton, N. Y. 

" Skaneateles, May 8, 1832. 
"I have sold my farm this spring, and have been out to Ohio and 
bought another. I sold for $33 an acre and bought for $10 1G0 acres, 
about 100 under improvement, and 25 for $4 an acre; it is in Greenfield, O. , 
2-J miles from Epenetus and one from Hoyt's. I expect to start to move 
there about middle of this month. Our friends there were all well except 
Hiram Starr : he died when I was there with the consumption. Father has 
got married again this spring ; he went over the over side of the lake for 
a visit and got married, and brought his wife home before we knew any 
thing about it. She has the name of being a clever, smart old lady, and 
about 73 years old. I expect Curtis will live there whilst the old gentle, 
man lives. Phelp's folks are well. " 

He m. Dec. 15, 1805, ANNA, dau. of Solomon and Anna 
(Holbrook) PRENTICE, b. Feb. 16, 1783, d. Sept. 11, 1867. 


A Anna, b. Nov. 13, 1806, d. Feb. 19, 1833, unm'd. 

B Lucinda, b. Aug. 18, 1808, at M. ; d. Nov. 13, 1829. She m. July 9, 

1826, ANSON, son of Timothy and Mary (Gee) CURTIS, b. 

May 15, 1804; d. Sept. 13, 1837, at N. Fairfield, O. 


Levi, b. July 12, 1827, m. Matilda Belden, and d. Dec. 19, 1850.— 
Persis Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1829, d. Feb. 23, 1867. She m. John 
Bonney; one child. 
After the death of his wife, Anson Curtis m. Feb. 9, 1831, her sister, 

C Sarah, b. July 8, 1810, d. Sept. 27, 1853, and had a son, Ezra Curtis, 
b. Mch. 5, 1832, d. Sept. 7, 1853. She m. (2d) Feb. 24, 1839, 
Chauncey, son of Noah and Thankful (Royce) Tuttle, b. Nov. 
22, 1791, d. Aug. 6, 1874. 

D Clarinda, b. July 27, 1812, at M. ; m. Apl. 7, 1842, Austin, son of 
Benjamin and Honor (Deming) Hart, b. Mch. 14, 1808, at Water- 
town, O. ; residence Cambria, Hillsdale Co. , Mich. ; a son, 
Frank Benjamin Hart, b. June 19, 1847, in Peru, O. ; m. Oct. 23, 
1872, Anna E. Fox ; one daughter. 



E Mary Prentice, b. June 27, 1815, at M. ; d. Apl. 2, 1847. She m. 

Feb. 16, 1841, John, son of Walter and Elinor {Atherton) Keefer, 

b. May 4, 1817, at Seneca, N. Y. ; a farmer in North Fairfield, 

Huron Co., O. keeper children. 

Mary Persis, b. Mch. 27, 1844.— Emma Celestia, b. Mch. 28, 1846; 

is blind — caused by the chicken-pox; grad. at Blind School at 

Columbus, O. 
-f Ezra, b. Aug. 17, 1817, d. Oct. 19, 1830. 
+ Theron, b. Feb. 24, 1820, d. Apl. 6, 1833. 

412 Emory, b. Apl. 21, 1822. 

4- Persis, b. Dec. 12, 1824, d. June 18, 1825. 

413 Thomas Prentice, b. Aug. 1, 1826. 

414 Elmon Stevens, b. Jan. 18, 1830. 

41 S.- 

EMORY STARR,— son of Noah 411, Thomas 395, Thomas 394, 
Thomas 393, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Apl. 21, 
1822, in Marcellus, N. • Y. ; removed to Greenfield; thence to 
North Fairfield, Huron Co., 0. ; a farmer; d. July 21, 1856 ; Bap- 
tist. He m. (1st) Feb. 16, 1843, ELIZA MATILDA, dau. of Azor 
and Betty (Parsons) BELDEN, b. Oct. 18, 1819, at Gorham, 
N. Y. ; d. July 31, 1854; m. (2d) Sept. 5, 1855, PHEBE ANNETTE, 
dau. of Gardner Matison and Diana ( Burling ame) ELDREDGE, 
b. Aug. 14, 1833, at Skaneateles, N. Y. 

children by first wipe. 

A Elvin Prentice, b. Jan. 21, 1844, in G. ; in the spring of 1869 went to 
Reading, Mich. ; a merchant; Free Will Baptist. 

B Ezra Belden, b. June 6, 1845 ; enlisted in the service of his country 
June 21, 1863, in Co. D, 86th Reg't O. Vols. ; d. Nov. 8, 1863, in 
the hospital at Cumberland, Tenn. 

+ Amelia Eliza, b. Jan. 14, 1847, d. Sept. 24, 1853. 

C Effie Lenora, b. Sept. 10, 1850, m. Oct. 18, 1868, Samuel, son of 
William and Maria {Henry) Bell, b. July 9, 1847, at Wood- 
bridge, Mich. ; a farmer in his native town. 


Eclie Lenora, b. Aug. 3, 1869.— Willie Emory, b. Feb. 20, 1872. 
4- Watson A., b. Oct. 30, 1848, d. Aug. 26, 1850. 
+ Curtis Levi, b. Oct. 16, 1852, d. Oct. 2, 1853. 


D Emory Eugene, b. Nov. 5, 1856 ; is in the confectionary business in 
Reading, Mich. He is interested in this work, and has greatly aided 
in collecting the records of the Greenfield family. 


HURON CO., O., FAMILY— 413, 414. 


THOMAS PRENTICE STARR,— son of Noah 4 11,— b. Aug. 1, 
1826, at Marcellus, N. Y.; from the age of 6 brought up in Green- 
field, 0.; lived 7 years in Ingham Co., Mich.; thence to Laporte 
Co., lnd.; now in Three Oaks, Berrian Co., Mich.; farmer; enlisted 
1862 in the service of his country in Co. F, 25th Reg't Mich. Vols, 
and served to the close of the war; Methodist. 

He m. Feb. 23, 1847, JULIA ANN, dau. of Walter and Eli- 
nor (Atherton) KEEFER, b. Jan. 18, 1826, in Ontario Co., N. Y. 


A Lucinda Persis, b. Dec. 16, 1847, m. Dec. 11, 1867, Ephraim, son of 
Robert and Catharine {Declute) Wellwood, b. Feb. 2, 1842, at 
Raughly, Kent Co. , Canada ; a farmer in Laporte Co. , lnd. 


Emma Etta, b. Oct. 18, 1868, at Three Oaks, Mich.— Sylvia Eli- 
nor, b. Aug. 16, 1873, in lnd. 
B Theron Prentice, b. May 17, 1850, at Greenfield ; carpenter and 
farmer at Three Oaks, Mich. ; Methodist. He m. Jan. 11, 1872, 
Mary Agnes, dau. of Patrick and Catharine {McShaine) Hayes, b. 
May 31, 1852, at Detroit, Mich. 


C Elinor Agnes Starr, > 

D Elmon Prentice Starr, f b ' Mch " 14 ' 1874 
E Elinor Anna, b. Sept. 24, 1852. 
F Sarah Clarinda, b. Sept. 30, 1857. 
G George Noah, b. Men. 16, 1861. 

4 1 4 

ELMON STEVENS STARR,— son of Noah 411,— b. Jan. 18, 
1830, at Marcellus, N. Y. ; brought up in Greenfield, 0.; removed 
to North Fairfield, Huron Co., in 1869; farmer; d. Mch. 19, 1871; 
Baptist. He m. Mch. 9, 1854, HARRIET LORAIN, dau. of Henry 
and Abigail (Childs) WRIGHT, b. Feb. 24, 1833, at Milford, O. 


A Clara Isadore, b. Dec. 31, 1854. 

+ Edie, b. Feb. 11, 1860, d. Sept. 4, 1861. 

+ Freddie, b. Oct. 13, 1861, d. May 9, 1862. 

+ Son, b. Jan. 6, 1867, d. Feb. 1, 1867. 

+ Son, b. Feb. 18, 1868, d. Feb. 24, 1868. 

B Leon Elmon, b. Mch. 5, 1869. 



4 1 S.- 

Lieut. BENJAMIN STARR,— son of Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, — lived in Danbury; in 1733 was Selectman; the same 
year was Lieut, in the militia; resigned Oct. 13, 1738, but the title 
ever after clung to him. These simple items from the State records 
give only an intimation of the position he occupied, and deepen 
the regret at the irreparable loss to our family history in the 
destruction of the town records by the British. 

In a day-book still in existence, under date of Jan. 15, 1753, is 
a charge to Lieut. Benj. Starr "for weaving a coverlid" and balanced 
by u James two days threshing. 1 '' If James was a son, he d. before 
his father, who was buried in the old yard. The stone bears the 
following inscription: " Lieut. Benjamin Starr Died Nov. 29, 1754, 
in his 71 year." The following regarding the division of his estate 
is from the probate records: "Jan. 20, 1755. Whereas our late 
honored Father, Benjamin Starr, late of Danbury, dec d , dying 
intestate, hath left property among us, the children and only heirs 
of our dec d Parent, and our Mother Eunice, wid. of our dec' 1 Father, 

hath acquitted to us all her right of dower except &c and 

being all of legal capacity to act for ourselves, and being mindful 
of a brotherly agreement among ourselves, have agreed and divided 
the estate as follows," etc. Signed by one son and four daughters, 
all the children of said deceased. 

He m. EUNICE, youngest child of Thomas and Rebekah 
(Ketcham) TAYLOR. Her father was one of the first settlers 
of D. 


416 David, b. Dec. 7, 1724, O. S. 
A Elizabeth, d. Oct. 4, 1777, in Danbury. She m. (1st) about 1732, 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Elizabeth {Stephens) Mygatt, b. 1720; 
lived in Danbury, and d. Apl., 1749. 


Elizabeth, d. about 1762; the wife of David Hoyt of D. ; 4 chil- 

Thomas, m. Christian Fairchild; removed to Amenia, N. Y., and 
d. Oct., 1799; 12 children. 

Rebecca, m. Rev. Joseph Peck, a minister at New Fairfield, where 
she d. He d. May 18, 1791, as. 57, at Bethel; 3 children. 
Sarah, m. Col. Josiah Starr [589]. 

Eli, b. Jan. 25, 1742, O. S., m. (1st) Abigail Starr [650 B]; 4 chil- 
dren; (2d) July 6, 1769, Phebe Judson; 3 children; (3d) Mch. 20, 
1784, Mrs. Mary, wid. of Miles Boughton, and dau. of Theophi- 

( 284 ) 


lus and Mary (Starr) Benedict [448 A] ; 3 children. He was an 
honored citizen of Danbury, holding official positions for more 
than 25 years in town, county, and State; d. suddenly Oct. 26, 
1807, at New Haven, while a member of the General Assembly. 
Abigail, b. May 6, 1744, m. John Taylor of D., and d. Dec. 25, 
1787; her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Joseph Peck, her 
brother-in-law ; 3 children. 

Benjamin Starr, lived in New Milford, d. Feb. 6, 1794, m. Apl. 5, 
1775, Tryphena Warner, who d. June 16, 1815, the wife of Dr. 
D. N. Carrington of D. ; 4 children. 

Joseph, b. May, 1749, m. May 15, 1771, Elizabeth Richmond; 
removed to Whitehall, N. Y., and d. about 1825; 3 children. 
She m. (2d) Sept., 1751 (2d wife), Daniel Church, b. Apl. 18, 1707, 
in Stonington, Ct. — Mygatt Genealogy. 
B Eunice was not living Apl. 15, 1767. She m. Samuel Gregory, 
who, after her death, m. Mrs. Rachel, widow of Jonathan Starr 


Beulah, b. May 22, 1745, m. Caleb Starr [701]. 
Eunice, b. , m. July 6, 1763, Capt. Noble Benedict. 

C Deborah, m. (1st) Thomas Truesdell; Nov. 27, 1756, he wills all his 
property to his wife, and d. before Feb. 23, 1757, when the will 
was proved. She m. (2d) John, probably son of John and Mary 
Trowbridge, who in 1777 was in British captivity in New York. 
By her will, dated May 20, 1803, she gives the use of her house 
to her husband, then to Urania Dobbs, her niece. 

D Abigail, d. Aug. 6, 1785, m. Feb. 2, 1747, Thaddeus, son of Thomas 
and Abigail (Hoyt) Benedict, b. Nov. 1, 1728, d. Jan. 20, 1805, 
Danbury. benedict children. 

Thaddeus, b. Apl. 14, 1749, d. 1799.— Abigail, b. Apl. 29, 175- 
m. Eliakim Starr [600].— Jesse, b. June 11, 175-.— Eliakim, b. Sept. 
26, 1753, d. Aug. 22, 1832.— Mary, b. and d. Oct., 175-.— Peter, 
b. Dec. 11, 175- d. Oct. 2, 1835.— Molly, b. Feb. 19, 1761, m. 
Christopher Avery Babcock. — Deborah, b. Apl. 19, 1762, d. Apl. 
30, 1828, m. Sept. 14, 1786, Samuel Wildman.— Elihu, b. Aug. 1, 
1766, d. Aug. 28, 1819.— Eliphalet, b. Nov. 1, 1768, d. Oct. 19, 
1827.— Elizabeth, b. Mch. 3, 1771, d. 1779.— Amos, b. May 14, 
1774, d. Feb. 27, 1845.— Benedict Genealogy. 

4 1 O 

DAVID STARR,— son of Benjamin 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Dec. 7, 1724, 0. S., in Danbury; witnessed his 
brother-in-law Joseph Mygatt's will in 1748; a soldier in the expe- 
dition sent to the relief of Fort William Henry, in 1757. He was 



conspicuous in the religious controversy that was carried on in the 
First church and society, respecting the minister and his doctrinal 
belief, from 1762 until the formation of a new church in 1770; 
was one of the seceders, and a member of the new society. Dec. 
8, 1772, he bought a tract of land in the western part of the town 
of Reading, a few miles south of Danbury, on the now turnpike 
road leading to Norwalk; thither he removed; d. Feb. 11, 1810, 
buried in the yard, one and one-half miles south of his house; no 
gravestone has been found. 

He m. July 15, 1747, 0. S., ABIGAIL BEEBE. She was b. 
May 30, 1721, 0. S., d. Feb. 7, 1806, a*. 84 yrs., 7 mo., 27 dys. 


+ David, b. July 5, 1748, O. S., d. Aug. 30, 1748. 
A Abigail, b. March 4, 1750, O. S. ; m. Nov. 21, 1773 (2d wife), Eze- 
kiel Sanford, of Reading. 


Molly, b. Aug. 16, 1774.— Rebekah, b. Nov. 10, 1776.— Ezekiel, 
b. Sept. 11, 1778.— Abigail, b. Nov. 10, 1779.— Clarissa, b. Feb. 
23, 1786. 
B Amy, b. April 8, 1752, O. S., d. Sept. 7, 1806, at Warwick, Orange 
Co. , N. Y. , the wife of Isaac Hoyt. 
417 David, b. Dec. 2, 1755, N. S. 


DAVID STARR,— son of David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Dec. 2, 1755, at Danbury; inherited 
the homestead in Reading, Ct., where his children were born. 
About 1812 he sold out, and with his sons removed to Thompson, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y.; d. March 13, 1814. 

He m. Oct. 8, 1778, LUCY, dau. of Elnathan and Deborah 
( White) SANFORD, b. July 13, 1759, d. May 10, 1814. She was 
a near connection of Joel Barlow, the poet. 

418 Eli, b. May 18, 1779. 
429 David, b. March 12, 1781. 
434 Comfort, b. March 27, 1783. 
A Amy, b. July 2, 1785, d. June 27, 1819, at Thompson. She m. May 
13, 1805, Nathan, son of Thomas and Sarah {Nash) Couch, b. 
Sept. 25, 1781, at R., d. Sept, 9, 1823, at Natchez, Miss. 


Thomas Nash, b. April 12, 1806, at R. ; living at Ridgefield, Ct, 
— George, b. Aug. 12, 1809, at R. ; living at Bridgeport, Ct,— 


READING, CT., FAMILY— 418, 419. 

Sarah, b. April 13, 1817, at T., d. May 9, 1857, at Ridgefield. 
She m. Nov. 23, 1838, Ebenezer B. Sanford. 
+ Aaron, b. March 22, 1788, d. Nov. 10, 1788. 
B Abby, b. April 28, 1790; m. (3d wife) Eli Judd [693 B], 
437 Aaron, b. Sept. 23, 1792. 
440 Elnathan Sanford, b. April 1, 1795. 

4 1 ®.. 

ELI STARR,— son of David 417, David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. May 18, 1779, at Reading, Ct.; 
removed with his father about 1812 to N. Y.; settled at Thomp- 
sonville, Sull. Co.; connected with a woolen manufactory; d. July 
2, 1849, at Middletown, 0. He m. March 8, 1800, MARY 
BANKS, dau. of Daniel and Esther (Banks) LEE, b. Sept. 8, 
1776, at Ridgefield, Ct.; d. Oct. 8, 1873. 


419 Charles, b. March 31, 1801. 
422 Julius Judson, b. May 20, 1803. 
A Lucy Esther, b. Jan. 22, 1806, at Ridgefield; m. Sept. 14, 1823, 

John, son of Walter and Anna (GorJiam) Whitlock, b. March 10, 

1802, at Reading; settled at Rossville, Darke Co., O. ; d. Feb. 3, 

1874. whitlock children. 

Mary Amanda, b. May 10, 1825.— Ann Eliza, b. Feb. 17, 1830.— 

John Starr, b. Jan. 17, 1833, d. June 22, 1843. — Abbie Jane, b. 

March 26, 1835, d. Sept. 18, 1859.— Elizabeth Esther, b. Oct. 19, 

1840.— James Walter, b. April 11, 1844. 
425 George Bradley, b. Oct. 31, 1808. 
428 David Lee, b. Dec. 10, 1811. 
B Aaron Burr, b. Oct. 17, 1817; a Methodist minister; never married; 

d. Sept. 16, 1840, in Butler Co., O. 


CHARLES STARR,— son of Eli 418, David 417, David 416, 
Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. March 31, 
1801, at Reading, Ct. ; was 12 years old when the family removed 
to Sull. Co., N. Y. ; 8 years after went to Ohio; married, and lived 
in Middletown, Butler Co., until his removal, in 1858, to Logans- 
port, Ind.; Methodist. 

He m. July 13, 1826, PATIENCE, dau. of John and Deborah 
STOCKTON, b. March 13, 1806, in Hamilton Co., O. 


A Mary, b. May 13, 1827, d. Dec. 19, 1842. 
+■ John Sanford, b. April 6, 1830, d. March 20, 1833. 
38 ( 287 ) 

DANBURY BRANCH— 420, 421. 

420 Eli Sanford, b. March 15, 1835. 

B Charles Hayward, b. Sept. 5, 1838; is foreman of P. C. & St. 
Louis R. R. car shops, and resides at Logansport, Ind. Hem. Oct. 
24, 1869, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of William Wiley and Rebecca 
(Widner) Fisher, b. Dec. 4, 1841, in Pulaski Co., Ind. ; no children. 

C John Stockton, b. June 3, 1841 • went to Ind. ; served his country 
in the late war for three mos. , in Co. B, 55th Reg't Ind. Vols. ; 
re-enlisted Feb. 10, 1864, in Co. K, 128th Reg't Ind. Vols. ; dis- 
charged April 10, 1865 ; a farmer at Neosha Rapids, Lyons Co. , 
Kan.; m. Dec. 24, 1868, Angeline, dau. of Oliver P. and Mary 
(Horn) Crowell, b. March 22, 1850, in Ashland Co. , O. ; no chil- 

421 Julius Burr, b. March 15, 1845. 


ELI SANFORD STARR,_son of Charles 419— b. March 15, 
1835, in O.; in 1858 removed to Ind.; in 1866 to Kansas, and 
finally settled at St. Peters, St. Charles Co., Mo. ; farmer; m. Aug. 
3, 1856, ROSANNA, dau. of Patrick and Rebecca (Hoges) 
DOYLE, b. Sept. 12, 1837, in Ireland. 


+ Mary Anna, b. March 15, 1857, d. Sept. 8, 1858. 

A John Charles, b. March 17, 1859. 

B William Kilbourn, b. Feb. 19, 1861. 

C Laura Belle, b. June 17, 1864. 

D Mary Agnes, b. June 9, 1866. 

E David Sanford, b. July 8, 1868. 

F Rosanna Amelia, b. Oct. 8, 1870. 

G Julius Denny, b. March 31, 1873. 


JULIUS BURR STARR,— son of Charles 419,— b. March 15, 
1845, in Butler Co., O. ; lived with his parents until 1866; went to 
Kansas, and in 1873 settled at Emporia, Breckinridge Co.; a Fire 
and Life Ins. agent; Methodist. He enlisted in his country's ser- 
vice Aug. 9, 1862, in Co. E, 87th Reg't Ind. Vols.; was at the 
burning of Atlanta, and in Sherman's army in his grand march to 
the sea. In the battle of Chickamauga his right ear was taken off 
by a piece of a shell — otherwise unharmed; discharged June 1, 
1865; m. Oct. 12, 1870, MARTHA ANN, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary (Stair) COFFMAN, b. Sept. 1, 1845, at Fincastle, Va. 


READING, CT., FAMILY— 422, 428. 


4- Charles, b. Aug. 4, 1871, cl. Sept. 25, 1871, at Edgerton. 
A Violetta Estelle, b. June 25, 1872, at Edgerton. 
B Mabel Patience, b. Feb. 5, 1874, at Emporia. 


JULIUS JUDSON STARR,— son of Eli 418, David 417, David 
416, Benj. 415, Josiah 39], Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. May 20, 
1803, at Reading, Ct. ; the family removed to N. Y., while he was 
sent to his grandfather's, in Ridgefield, Ct., to be educated. He 
was fond of and made great proficiency in mathematics; — a book 
of problems, now in existence, that he made at the age of 15, is 
quite remarkable in its way; after leaving school, learned a trade, 
and went home to Thompsonville, N. Y. ; spent 12 years in teach- 
ing, and was the school superintendent of the district for four 
years. In the fall of 1834 he removed to Ohio, near Middletown, 
Butler Co., and for two years carried on a sash factory, until 
failing health compelled him to retire from active business. At 
the age of 17, while at school, he was converted, and soon after 
his return to N. Y. was licensed a Methodist preacher; always 
responded freely to local calls, but was never a regular pastor. 
In Ohio he labored faithfully in the service of his Master, in 
church and Sunday-school, and patiently bore his last painful ill- 
ness, supported by his unwavering faith in his Saviour; d. Nov. 
15, 1837. He m. Jan. 1, 1823, ELIZA, dau. of Henry and Ruth 
(Ferris) SMITH, b. Apl. 19, 1807, at Newburgh, N. Y. 


+ Charles Henry, b. Dec. 2, 1826, d. Feb. 8, 1827. 

423 George Henry, b. June 22, 1828. 

A Mary Ruth, b. Aug. 15, 1831, m. Mch. 13, 1850, William Clark, 
son of Amos and Phebe (Denman) Potter, b. June 7, 1829 ; res. 
Peoria, 111. potter children. 

Laura Caroline, b. Aug. 25, 1851, m. Sept. 17, 1872, Luke Sweet- 
zer. — William Amos, b. Sept. 21, 1855. — Julius Starr, b. Nov. 23, 

424 Julius Spencer, b. Nov. 3, 1833. 


GEORGE HENRY STARR,— son of Julius Judson 422, Eli 418, 
David 417, David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 
fort 1, — b. June 22, 1828, at Thompsonville, N. Y.; brought up in 
Ohio; settled in Nashville, Tenn., in Jan., 1850; a carriage-smith. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 424, 425. 

He was converted in 1847 and united with the Methodist church; 
became a worthy and efficient member and class-leader of the Mc- 
Endree church, at N. ; actively engaged in the S. S. ; a man of 
piety and consistent Christian conduct ; held in high esteem by his 
brethren. His faith was unwavering to the end, and he d. Mch. 4, 
1853, happy in the contemplation of his future home. 

He m. Nov. 17, 1847, ELEANOR DORSEY, dau. of David 
and Julia (Burgess) CROOKSHANKS, b. Sept. 16, 1828, at Mays- 
ville, Ky. 


A James Henry Starr, b. May 30, 1849, at Aberdeen, O. ; lived at 
Nashville, Tenn. ; settled at Peoria, 111. ; attorney at law ; Meth- 
odist; m. July 4, 1870, Olive Elizabeth, dau. of William and 
Elizabeth (Bratlon) Moss, b. May 25, 1851, at P. 


B Eleanor Bratton Starr, b. Nov. 19, 1871. 
C George Hamilton Starr, b. Aug. 18, 1873. 

: 4^4 . 

JULIUS SPENCER STARR,— son of Julius Judson 422,— b. 
Nov. 3, 1833, at Thompsonville, N. Y. ; brought up at Middletown, 
0. ; settled at Peoria, 111. ; attorney at law; 1873-4 was a member 
of the 111. Legislature. 

He m. Sept. 21, 1853, SUSAN, dau. of Daniel and Susanna 
( Wortenbee) COMSTOCK, b. Dec. 4, 1835, at Taylorsville, 0. 


A Henry Judson, b. May 18, 1855 ; graduated at Yale College, 1878. 

B Minnie Eliza, b. Feb. 20, 1860. 

+ Charlie, b. June 3, d. June 21, 1865. 

C Emma, b. June 13, 1867. 

+ Birdie, b. June 16, 1871, d. July 27, 1873. 

, 425 

GEORGE BRADLEY STARR,— son of Eli 418, David 417, 
David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. 
Oct. 31, 1808, at Reading, Ct. His parents soon after removed to 
Thompsonville, N. Y., where, and in New York City and vicinity, 
he worked at his trade of tanner and currier until 1835; then 
removed to Middletown, O. ; thence, in 1846, to Dayton, O., in the 
wood and coal business; d. Dec. 26, 1869. 

" The Western Christian Advocate" under the head of " A Work- 
ing Christian," says of him that " He was converted when a boy 



of 8 years, but not until July, 1827, did he unite with the Meth- 
odist church;" then tells of 43 years of faithful service therein; 
of more than 30 years as class-leader and teacher or superintend- 
ent in the Sunday-school; of his unwearied labors for the benefit 
of the church, — opening his own house for preaching service, 
establishing mission chapels and S. S.'s, and in every way to 
advance the cause of the Saviour he so much loved; of his dili- 
gent study of the Bible from his youth, and when advanced in 
life began the study of the text in the original. His sufferings at 
the last were long and severe, his peace of mind was great, and 
his end one of Christian triumph, saying, "My work is done, and I 
am waiting for my discharge." 

He m. Aug. 17, 1828, REBECCA PAULDING, dau. of Peter J. 
and Catharine (Stout) SCHRIVER, b. May 3, 1806, at New York. 


A Catharine Sophia, b. June 3, 1829. She m. (1st) Oct. 1, 1849, 
Henry, son of John and Lucy (Filler) Link, b. July, 1825, d. Apl. 
29, 1858. A son, 
Harry O. Link, b. Oct. 6, 1851. 

She m. (2d) Dec. 14, 1865, David Winters, son of John C. and 
Mary (Winters) Schaefler, b. Oct. 10, 1824; res. Dayton, O. 


Charles W., b. Jan. 20, 1867.— George Starr, b. Nov. 3, 1869.— 
Willie, b. Sept. 22, 1871, d. Mch. 29, 1872. 
B Mary Augusta, b. Mch. 15, 18o2, m. Dec. 30, 1849, Joseph, son of 
William and Nancy (Renner) Hammond, b. Mch. 3, 1823, in Eng- 
land ; res. Dayton, O. ; a member of the city council. 


William Bradley, b. Oct. 29, 1850, m. Oct. 17, 1872, Lida Davis; 
res. D.— Katie Ann, b. Dec. 12, 1852, d. Aug. 9, 1853.— George 
Starr, b. Aug. 22, 1855. 

C Charles Alford, b. Mch. 17, 1834; lived awhile in Ind. and 111.; 
now a merchant in Dayton ; served three months in the late war 
as serg. in Co. B, 2d Reg't O. N. G. ; stationed at Baltimore, Md. ; 
Methodist. He m. Oct. 24, 1855, Emeline Amanda, dau. of Alex- 
ander M. and Harriet (Robinson) Smart, b. Dec. 9, 1833, at West- 
chester, N. Y. ; no children. 

+ William Bradley, b. Mch. 17, 1836, d. June 30, 1849, of cholera. 

426 David Judson, b. Mch. 7, 1839. 

427 George Reading, b. Apl. 17, 1841. 

D Rebecca Cordelia, b. July 25, 1843, unm'd. 

E Harriet Elnora, b. Jan. 12, 1847, m. Dec. 14, 1865, Demetrius 

Minor, son of Thomas and Anna Mary (Link) Steward, b. May 23, 

1841; res. Dayton, O. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 426, 427, 428. 


George Cliff ord, b. Sept. 7, 1867.— Clarence Starr, b. Mch. 25, 1871. 
- 4S6. 

Rev. DAVID JUDSON STARR,— son of Geo. Bradley 425,— b. 
Mch. 7, 1839, at Greenville, O. ; received the degree of M. A. from 
Miami University; a minister of the Methodist church since 1856; 
a member of the Cincinnati Conference; has served as pastor 
respectively in Cincinnati, Piqua, Lebanon, Middletown, Hamilton, 
Xenia, and now again at Cincinnati. He m. July 31, 1866, LUCY 
SOPHIA, dau. of Rev. Dr. Solomon, LL.D. and Eliza (Goodwin) 
HOWARD, b. Jan. 3, 1845, at Delaware, O. 


A Eliza Rebecca, b. July 13, 1867, at L. 

B Stella, b. Feb. 25, 1868, at M. 

+ Mary Curtis, b. June 2, 1871, at H. ; d. Aug., 1872. 

C Florence Augusta, b. Sept. 19, 1873, at X. 

+ Howard . Judson, b. Jan. 5, d. Feb. 5, 1875. 

D Judson Howard, b. June 6, 1878, Lockland, O. 

. 4S7 

GEORGE READING STARR,— son of George Bradley 425 — 
b. Apl. 17, 1841, in Darke Co., 0.; brought up in Dayton; went to 
Cal. in 1864 ; residence San Francisco; formerly in the practice of 
law; now of the firm of Starr & Little, commission merchants; 
Unitarian. He m. July 30, 1868, REBECCA ANN, dau. of Isaa 
and Maria (Hiltner) WOODWARD, b. Apl. 6, 1848, at Borden- 
town, N. J. 


A George Alford, b. Sept. 2, 1869. 

B William Woodward, b. Feb. 2, 1871. 


Dr. DAVID LEE STARR— son of Eli 418, David 417, David 
416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Dec. 10, 
1811, at Ridgefield, Ct. ; lived at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Cincinnati 
and Athens, 0., Mount Pleasant, Va., and now resides at Allegheny 
City, Penn. ; physician; was surgeon in 15th Reg't Va. U. S. Inf. 
in the late civil war; local elder in the Methodist church. 

He m. May 22, 1849, SARAH JANE, dau. of Judge Thomas 
and Margaretta (Swartz) HARPER, b. Mch. 11, 1829, in Butler 


READING, CT., FAMILY— 429, 430. 

Co., Pa. She, with her three daughters, are members of the U. C. 
Temperance Union of Pittsburgh, and were prominent in the cru- 
sade against the drinking saloons in that city a few years ago, 
when 33 ladies were put in the lock-up by order of the mayor, and 
were released by the Judge. 


+ David Lee, b. Feb. 24, 1850, d. Nov. 22, 1852. 

A Pearl, b. July 29, 1851. 

B Lee Anna, b. Jan. 6, 1853, at Point Pleasant, Va. 

C Angeline Agapie, b. Feb. 15, 1854, at Point Pleasant, Va. 

4- Caroline Mamie, b. Sept. 14, 1855, d. Jan. 20, 1857. 

4- Caroline Jane, b. Feb. 15, 1857, d. Aug. 10, 1857. 

D Thomas Harper, b. Aug. 24, 1858, at Syracuse, O. 

E David Lee, b. July 12, 1866, at Athens. 


DAVID STARR,— son of David 417, David 416, Benj. 415, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort I,— b. March 12, 1781, at Rea- 
ding, Ct.; a hatter; served in the war of 1812; settled at Newburgh, 
N. Y., in 1826, and carried on the grocery business; Universalist; 
d. July 11, 1854. He m. (1st) Nov. 24, 1802, EUNICE, dau. of 
Silas and Whitely {Meeker) LEE, b. Feb. 24, 1782, at R., d. 
March 24, 1824; m. (2d) 1831, MARY, dau. of Eleazer and 
Mary (Sands) GIDNEY, b. at N., d. Jan. 8, 1863. 


430 Benjamin Alonzo, b. Aug. 22, 1804. 
432 William Oscar, b. Oct. 2, 1805. 
A Maria Angeline, b. July 3, 1808, d. Dec. 11, 1834, unm'd. 


BENJAMIN ALONZO STARR,— son of David 429,— b. Aug. 
22, 1804, at Reading, Ct. ; in 1832 removed to New York ; thence to 
Yonkers, his present residence; tailor; Methodist; m. (1st) Aug. 
22, 18.27, HANNAH .MARIA, dau. of Josiah and Mary (Burns) 
LOCKWOOD, b. Aug. 22, 1807, at Darien, Ct., d. May 14, 1845; 
m. (2d) April 11, 1848, ELIZA, dau. of James and Jane (Cole) 
LISLE, b. Feb. 24, 1817, at Newburgh, N. Y. 


A David Lockwood, b. June 9, 1828; a brick mason; married; no chil- 
dren; left Yonkers in 1854; enlisted in the U. S. army; served 5 
years on the Texas border ; after his discharge went to Pike's Peak ; 
thence to Cal. , where he d. June 19, 1862. 



431 Charles Wesley, b. Oct. 27, 1830. 

B Hannah Maria, b. March 17, 1836, d. May 18, 1874. She m. April 
25, 1871, Edson Solomon, son of Milon and Helma (Nettletori) 
Hart, b. in Hartsville, where he d. April 17, 1874; farmer; no 

C Mary Jane, b. Feb. 18, 1838; m. Nov. 12, 1862, James Washington, 
son of James D. and Mary (Cocoran) Pounds, b. Nov. 12, 1838, at 
Paterson, N. J. ; machinist at Newburgh, N. Y. 


Alice Louise, b. Sept. 22, 1865, d. July 25, 1866.— Agnes Roberta, 
b. Oct. 12, 1866, d. March 25, 1868.— James Benjamin, b. Feb. 
22, 1868, d. March 31, 1868.— Willie Harrison, b. July 6, 1869, d. 
July 18, 1869.— Nellie Terwilliger, b. June 26, 1872, in Mattewan, 
adopted as a dau. Aug. 17, 1873. 

D Jennette Augusta, b. Dec. 24, 1839; m. Nov. 25, 1864, John Gar- 
rison, son of Joseph and Caroline Augusta (Garrison) Peene, b. 
Feb. 23, 1843, at Yonkers, N. Y. ; is in the freighting business in 
his native town. peene children. 

Frank Starr, b. Dec. 7, 1866. — Joseph and George (twins), b. Jan. 
3, 1869. 

E Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 28, 1842; m. May 2, 1866, Lemuel Best, 
son of John and Rebecca G. (Post) Parkinson, b. March 21, 1844, 
at Yonkers; machinist at Ellenville, Ulster Co., N. Y. 


Harvey S., b. May 6, 1868, d. June 23, 1868.— Charles Wesley, b. 
April 15, 1869.— Grace Emily, b. Aug. 20, 1871.— Lemuel Best, b. 
March 21, 1874, d. April 28, 1874. 
+ Benjamin Alonzo, b. March 22, 1845, d. July 18, 1845. 


F Anna Rogers, b. July 28, 1849. 
G Harrison Brown, b. May 1, 1851. 
H Emma Louise, b. Feb. 21, 1857. 

43 1 . 

CHARLES WESLEY STARR,— son of Benj. Alonzo 430,— b. 
Oct. 27, 1830, at Bedford, N. Y. ; lived in Yonkers; removed to 
Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1869, where he d. May 29, 1871; jeweler. 

He m. Jan. 1, 1854, SARAH ANTOINETTE, dau. of William 
and Glorianna Cunningham (Baker) NORMAN, b. March 17? 
1835, at Y.; now living at Dobb's Ferry, N. Y. 


A Marilla, b. Dec. 30, 1854. 

B Charles Hall, b. Nov. 22, 1858. 

-f Alonzo Norman, b. March 8, 1860, d. Sept. 16, 1860. 


READING, CT., FAMILY— 432, 433. 


WILLIAM OSCAR STARR— son of David 429, David 417, 
David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. 
Oct. 2, 1805, at Reading, Ct. ; went to New York in 1826; estab- 
lished and still carries on " Starr's Armory," in West Houston-st., 
for the manufacture and sale of ordnance, arms, ammunition, etc. ; 
Universalist; m. June 23, 1833, SUSAN PILYEA, dau. of Hen- 
ry and Elizabeth (Cole) BERDAN, b. March 8, 1814, in New 


433 William Seaman, b. Sept. 6, 1834. 

A Mary Frances, b. Aug. 24, 1836. She m. (1st) Nov. 15, 1860, John 
Henry Boyntpn, who d. April 5, 1868. She m. (2d) June 1, 1869, 
George Denbigh, son of John and Sarah Turner, b. Sept. 6, 1841, 
at Newport, Monmouthshire, Eng. ; is an architect; res. Bound 
Brook, N. J. A child, 
Muriel Kissam Turner, b. May 27, 1873. 

B Henry Cole, b. Sept. 2, 1838; connected with "Starr's Armory"; 
d. Oct. 7, 1863; m. Sept. 1, 1861, Emma Augusta, dau. of Henry 
Tenny, of N. Y. A son — 
C Benjamin Kissam Starr, b. July 27, 1862. 

D Helen Mar, b. Feb. 12, 1841 ; m. Sept. 26, 1865, George Washing- 
ton, son of George Washington and Margaret {Bice) Campbell, b. 
June 6, 1845, in New York; is clerk in his native city. 


George Starr, b. June 6, 1866, d. July 17, 1866.— Fannie Berdan, 
b. April 29, 1871.— William Seaman Starr, b. May 3, 1873, d. 
July 25, 1873. 

+ Benjamin Kissam, b. May 4, 1843, d. Oct. 15, 1854. 

E Francis Augustus, b. May 11, 1845, d. July 6, 1868. 

F Samuel Rosevelt, b. April 30, 1847, in New York; is connected 

with "Starr's Armory"; Universalist. He m. Jan. 27, 1869, 

Mary Louise, dau. of Frederick George and Charity Elizabeth 

(Gomstock) Peoble, b. Dec. 18, 1848, at Albany, N. Y. Children— 

G Oscar Rosevelt Starr, b. Dec. 5, 1869. 

H Francis Augustus Starr, b. Sept. 18, 1871. 


WILLIAM SEAMAN STARR,— son of Wm. Oscar 432,— b. 
Sept. 6, 1834, in New York; was connected with " Starr's Armory" 
in West Houston st. ; d. Jan. 22, 1872; Universalist. He m. Sept. 

1, 1857, ELIZABETH, dau. of and Maria ( Wardell) HOFF- 

MEYER, of N. Y. 

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A William Hoffmeyer, b. June 10, 1858. 

B Charles Henry, b. Nov. 7, 1861. 

C Frank Rosevelt, b. Sept. 17, 1866. 

D Edward Seaman, b. July 26, 1869. 


COMFORT STARR,— son of David 417, David 416, Behj. 415, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. March. 27, 1784, at Read- 
ing, Ct. ; Capt. in the militia; lived at Thompsonville, Newburgh, 
and Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. March 13, 1867; farmer; Liberal in reli- 
gion. He m. Feb. 27, 1807, LAURANY, dau. of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Starr) STANLEY [605 B], of Danbury, b. Nov. 28, 
1787, d. Aug. 21, 1873. 


A Emily Antoinette, b. Oct. 10, 1807; m. Dec. 15, 1825, Dr. George 
Washington, son of Samuel and Eunice (Bridge) Downing, b. 
Feb. 22, 1804, at Newburgh, N. Y. ; a practicing physician in 
New York; d. April 5, 1846. 

downing children. 
Charles, b. July 3, 1828; m. March 12, 1855, Harriet Newell Oak- 
ley, b. Jan. 15, 1832; res. New York; three children.— Oliver 
Starr, b. Sept. 8, 1830, d. July 24, 1852.— Mary Mil ward, b. Jan. 
21, 1833, m. Aug. 8, 1855, Edwin Harding, b. May 11, 1822, d. 
Jan. 7, 1859 ; one daughter. 

B Margaret Henrietta, b. April 25, 1809, d. March 17, 1842. She 
m. July 5, 1831, Charles Fiffar Haynes, b. April 17, 1809, on 
Long Island ; a builder in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; went to Cal. , where 
he died. haynes children. 

Laura Starr, b. Dec. 1, 1832, d. Sept, 15, 1868. Sbe m. May 21, 
1859, Mark Brett, of Fishkill, N. Y. ; two children- 
Charles Orlando, b. April 19, 1835, d. Oct. 12, 1872.— Allen Starr, 
b. Nov. 19, 1840, d. Aug. 10, 1868. 

435 Oliver Stanley, b. Nov. 15, 1812. 

C Abby Jane, b. Sept. 21, 1815; m. Feb. 21, 1833, Henry Hess, son of 
Christopher and Eunice (Price) Lugar, b. Nov. 4, 1808, at Sag 
Harbor; a builder in Newburgh, N. Y. ; d. March 29, 1856. 


George Comfort, b. Sept. 22, 1835, m. Nov. 25, 1868, Ella Jane 
White.— John Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1840, d. July 6, 1842.— Maria 
Antoinette, b. Sept. 6, 1844, d. July 28, 1869.— Walter Starr, b. 
March 29, 1850, m. Aug. 25, 1870, Carrie Kniffen, and d. Sept. 
16, 1873. 

436 Joseph Allen, b. Dec. 6, 1820. 

D Emma Elizabeth, b. March 9, 1823; m. March 26, 1848, Daniel, son 

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READING, CT.. FAMILY— 435, 436. 

of Daniel and Susan (Lamoreaux) Sickles, b. March 25, 1815, in 
New York; a merchant in his native city; res. Brooklyn; no 
Catharine Laura, b. May 25, 1825; m. Dec, 1847, James Henry 
Warwick, b. Jan. 25, 1824, in London, Eng. ; a lecturer by pro- 
fession; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Kate, b. Nov. 25, 1848, d. Sept. 2, 1852.— Ada, b. Sept. 17, 1853. 
— Frances Hannah, b. April 16, 1858. — Laura Starr, b. Dec. 12, 
1860, d. Aug. 26, 1862, in Sacramento, Cal. 
Rebecca Maria, b. June 25, 1829; m. Sept. 22, 1863, Jesse W., son 
of Jesse and Sylvia G. (Burnett) Dunbar, b. March 24, 1833, at 
Laurens, N. Y. , where they now reside. 


Murray Starr, b. Sept. 16, 1865.— Jessie Laura, b. March 31, 1867. 


OLIVER STANLEY STARR,— son of Comfort 434, David 417, 
David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. 
Nov. 15, 1812, in Sullivan Co.; removed to Newburgh, N. Y.; 
where he d. Mch. 16, 1861; merchant; ''Liberal" in religion. 

Hem. Oct. 1, 1844, SARAH, dau. of James and Jane (Cole) 
LISLE, b. July 18, 1820, at N.; d. July 21, 1870. 


A George Comport, b. July 1, 1845, m. Dec. 11, 1870, Charlotte Berin- 

ger; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
B Henrietta, b. Apl. 30, 1847. 
C Emma, b. May 4, 1849, d. Nov. 23, 1871, unm'd. 
D Livingston Janson, b. Nov. 17, 1854; living at Yonkers. 
E Mary Carman, b. Nov. 23, 1860. 


JOSEPH ALLEN STARR,— son of Comfort 434, David 417, 
David 416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1 — b. 
Dec. 6, 1820, at Newburgh; removed to New York about 1840; a 
commission merchant; d. Nov. 6, 1873; Universalist. He m. May 
8, 1851, SUSAN ANNE, dau. of John Fowler and Rebecca E. 
(Vredenburgh) LAWRENCE, b. Feb. 5, 1830, in NewYork. 


A Ella Josephine, b. May 15, 1852. 
B O-LrvER Stanley, b. Oct. 8, 1861. 




AARON STARR,— son of David 417, David 416, Benj. 415, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Sept. 23, 1792, at Read- 
ing, Conn.; went with his parents to Sull. Co., N. Y.; thence to 
Morris Co., N. J., and married; in 1846, taking his wife and seven 
children in a two-horse wagon, emigrated to Ind.; stopped in Bar- 
tholomew Co., where his dau. Abby died; in 1851 removed to Piatt 
Co., 111.; farmer; d. Nov. 24, 1853; Methodist. 

He m. Nov., 1820, MAHAL A, dau. of Cornelius and Rachel 
{Davenport) DAVENPORT, b. Nov. 20, 1800, at Milton, N. J.; the 
year after her husband's death she removed with her family to 
Boone Co., Iowa, and d. Sept. 11, 1872. 


A Samuel Sanford, b. Apl. 12, 1821 ; served 100 days in the civil war; 
enlisted Men. 3, 1864, in Co. K, 143d Reg't 111. Vols.; farmer; 
went to Burt Co., Neb., where he d. Nov. 29, 1874, unrn'd. 

438 Nathan Sidney, b. Sept. 27, 1823. 

B Abby Maria, b. July 10, 1826, d. Feb. 9, 1849, in Ind., unm'd. 

C Amanda Malvina, b. Sept. 9, 1828 ; in the fall of 1875 she removed 
to Idaho with her brother, and wrote: "Jan. 31, 1876 — I like 
Idaho very much; the winter has been mild, with snow about 
twenty inches deep ; the ground is not frozen so as to injure pota- 
toes that were not dug last fall, and in the spring they come up of 
themselves. The scenery is strange and peculiar. I was highly 
pleased with my journey from the States, though it was so unlike 
any thing I had ever seen before ; . . . this is a good farming and 
grazing country; " unm'd. 

439 Edgar, b. Jan. 29, 1831. 

D Jeddia Ludlow, b. Apl. 16, 1836, in Morris Co. , N. J. ; was 10 yrs. 
old when his parents went West, and while living with his mother 
in Boone Co., Iowa, enlisted in the service of his country Aug. 11, 
1862, in Co. D, 32d Reg't la. Vols., and from that day until the 
end, he kept a pocket journal, and wrote more than 70 letters to 
his mother and sister, giving a graphic and minute detail of his 
daily life and experience, expressing the most tender love for his 
friends, and a noble patriotism for his country. The following 
extracts are from these papers : 

" I am getting used to camp life, am well pleased with it, and 
hope I may be of some service to my country before I return home, 
if I ever have that pleasure. " 

' ' I feel lonely sometimes in the crowded barracks. Then I go 
outside the camp, on the hills, and, amid the beauty and wonder- 
ful works of nature, forget all about it. On Sunday I strolled out 
on a hill, overlooking the river and surrounding country, and into 



a graveyard, where I was sad as I thought of times past and gone, 
and of what may happen while I am away, as mother is getting 
on in years, and should I live to return, may never see her again, 
but I shall live in hopes. " 

"The more one sees and hears of the horrible, the more hard- 
ened and insensible he becomes, but I do hope that I may always 
retain feelings of humanity and sympathy with suffering. " 

In July, 1863, they started on their long march from Cape Girar- 
deau, Mo., through the country to Little Rock, Ark., and during 
the fall and winter were in active service on the White river, etc. , 
in tiresome marches, skirmishing, foraging, scarcity of water, 
sickness, etc. , but without one word of complaint, he writes : 

' ' I had rather be at home, but let the war go on until the Union 
is restored. I am in for the war. " 

In one of his last letters he says : 

"I wish the war was over, but am resigned. Let the God that 
rules the destinies of nations rule us. " 

In March they joined the Red River expedition, under Gen. 
Banks, for Shreveport, La., skirmishing almost every day. The 
last entry in his diary, Wednesday, Apl. 6, reads : 

"Clear this morning — marching orders, with five days' rations." 

Three days after, on Saturday, Apl. 9, 1864, his regiment was 
engaged in the fight at Pleasant Hill, La. , and suffered terribly. 
In the thickest of the fight he received a shot in the breast, said, 
"1 am killed / " and the noble fellow was dead. The enemy buried 
him somewhere under the sunny skies of Louisiana in an unknown 
E William Alonzo, b. Nov. 2, 1838; farmer; removed to Salubria, 
Ada Co., Idaho, in 1875; unm'd. 


NATHAN SIDNEY STARR— son of Aaron 437,— b. Sept. 21, 
1823, in Morris Co., N. J.; in 1846 went West with his parents; 
after his father's death the family went to Iowa, where he married, 
and removed to Upper Weiser Valley, Ada Co., Idaho, in 1874; 
engaged in farming and stock raising; m. July 31, 1856, SUSAN- 
NAH ELIZABETH, dau. of Stephen Robertson and Margaret 
(Moore) HARRIS, b. May 16, 1837, at Newark, 0. 


+ Ernest Clifton, b. July 10, 1857, d. July 23, 1857. 
+ Edgar Everett, b. Aug. 5, 1868, d. July 15, 1870. 
A Jeddia Ludlow, b. Mch. 25, 1872. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 439, 440. 


EDGAR STARR,— son of Aaron 437,— b. Jan. 29, 1831, in 
Morris Co., N. J.; went West with the family; settled at Boone, 
Iowa; farmer; enlisted Aug. 20, 1861, in Co. D, 10th Reg't la. 
Vols.; slightly wounded in the hip at the battle of Corinth; was 
in the siege of Vicksburgh; discharged Oct. 12, 1864; m. Mch. 21, 
1870, MARTHA ANN, dau. of Joseph and Catharine (Willett) 
LAYTON, b. Mch. 12, 1840, in Butler Co., O. 


+ Amanda Malvina, b. Sept. 2, 1874, d. Nov. 19, 1874. 
A William Franklin, b. Sept. 9, 1875. 

. 440 

ELNATHAN SAN FORD STARR,— son of David 417, David 
416, Benj. 415, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Apl. 1, 
1795, at Reading, Conn.; the family soon after removed to Sulli- 
van Co., N. Y.; in 1827 he settled at Fallsburgh, in the same Co., 
then a new country, much infested with wolves that were not satis- 
fied with stray sheep, but came up around the house and barn seek 
ing one to devour; a catamount was once killed in the neighbor- 
hood. He was a farmer; elected Town Clerk, and for 16 consecu- 
tive years was the acting Justice of the Peace, and no decision of 
his was ever reversed by a higher court. He was an honored 
member of the Methodist church for more than 50 years, and a 
class-leader for half that time; in 1857 removed to Monticello, Sull. 
Co.; d. Mch. 11, 1862. He m. June 18, 1818, SALLY, dau. of 
Stephen and Sarah (Barrow) STRATTON, b. Mch. 28, 1796, at 
Reading, d. June 4, 1862. 


441 Edward Granville, b. Jan. 27, 1819. 

442 William John, b. June 10, 1821. 

443 Stephen Stratton, b. Apl. 1, 1824. 

444 Jonathan Darrow, b. Feb. 16, 1826. 

445 Aaron Sanford, b. Oct. 16, 1828. 

A Sarah Lucy, b. Feb. 22, 1830, m. Oct. 24, 1855, William Augustus, 
son of Joshua and Hannah {Baker) Foster, b. May 17, 1826, in 
Thompsonville, N. Y. ; is living on the farm where his father 
settled in 1805. foster children. 

Joshua Starr, b. June 20, 1860, d. Dec. 15, 1860. — Laura Jane, b. 
Nov. 5, 1861.— Lillie Alicia, b. June 14, 1866. 

446 Charles Smith, b. June 1, 1833. 

447 David Sidney, b. Jan. 21, 1837. 


READING, CT., FAMILY— 441, 442. 


EDWARD GRANVILLE STARR,— son of Elnathan Sanford 
440, — b. Jan. 27, 1819, in Thompson ville ; lived in Fallsburgh; 
resides in Monticello, all in Sull. Co., N. Y. ; farmer. He m. Mch. 
22, 1842, MARGARET MATILDA, dau. of Moses M. and 
Esther (Jones) HAVILAND, b. Dec. 22, 1822, at T. 


A Sanford Moses, b. July 14, 1843, at T. ; lives in Monticello, Sull. 
Co., N. Y. ; tanner; Methodist ; enlisted Aug. 6, 1861, in Co. C, 143d 
Reg't N. Y. Vols. ; dis. Feb. 14, 1862; m. Mch. 21, 1871, Hannah 
Maria, dau. of Jesse and Hannah (Davis) Langman, b. Jan. 2, 
1844, in Bristol Eng. A son, 
B Howard Milton Starr, b. Feb. 21, 1874. 

C Etta Eliza, b. Oct, 16, 1848, m. May 12, 1875, Charles Elmer, son 
of Isaac and Sally (Haight) Finch, b. at Napoleon, Mich. ; a mar- 
ble carver in Edwardsville, 111. 

D Isaac Newton, b. Mch. 19, 1855. 

4- Edward Milton, b. Nov. 4, 1858, d. Sept. 26, 1866. 

E Daniel Haviland, b. Jan. 22, 1860. 

442. . 

WILLIAM JOHN STARR,— son of Elnathan Sanford 440,-— 
b. June 10, 1821, at Thompson ville ; lived at Fallsburgh; a turner 
and farmer, now at Hurleyville, Sull. Co.; Methodist. He m. 
Nov. 8, 1843, ELIZA JANE, dau. of Andrew and Catharine 
( Vanben-Schoten) REYNOLDS, b. Jan. 20, 1823, at F. 


A Martha Ann, b. June 7, 1846, m. Aug. 18, 1870, Thomas Albert, son 
of Alfred and Susan (Minerly) Strong, b. Mch. 23, 1846, at Lib- 
erty, N. Y. ; turner and farmer ; res. Hurleyville, N. Y. A son, 
Frank Strong, b. Aug. 20, 1875. 

B Sarah Catharine, b. May 2, 1848. 

C Emma Lavinia, b. Aug. 7, 1850, m. May 11, 1869, Josiah, son of Her- 
mannes and Hannah (Cole) Vaninwegen, b. May 17, 1822, at Deer 
Park, N. Y. ; has a farm of 100 acres at Fallsburgh, N. Y. 

vaninwegen children. 
Ida, b. Feb. 11, 1870.— Nora, b. Jan. 3, 1872, d. Aug. 1, 1874.— 
George Byron, b. May 27, 1875. 

D Margaret Matilda, b. Feb. 19, 1852, m. June 30, 1870, Charles 
Lewis Main, b. June 3, 1848, in Germany. His parents came to 
this country when he was a child ; now a farmer in Liberty, Sull. 
Co. main children. 

Allison Fletcher, b. Apl. 6, 1872.— Luclla, b. Sept. 21, 1875. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 443, 444, 445. 

E Andrew Reynolds, b. Feb. 20," 1854. 

F Elnathan Sanford, b. Apl. 8, 1857. 

G Laura Jane, b. July 29, 1859. 

H George Byron, b. Sept. 27, 1862. 

I William John, b. July 29, 1865. 

J Herman Myre, b. July 30, 1867. 

K Stephen Arthur, b. Sept. 7, 1871. 


STEPHEN STRATTON STARR,— son of Blnathan Sanford 
440, — b. Apl. 1, 1824, at Thompsonville ; lived at Fallsburgh; in 
1861 removed to Port Jervis, Orange -Co., N. Y. ; mechanic on the 
Erie R. R. ; steward and trustee for many years of the Methodist 
church; m. Sept. 10, 1849, ELIZA, dau. of Peter and Mary Ann 
(Brooks) ACKERMAN, b. May 7, 1833. at Rockland, N. Y. 


A Allen Anoevine, b. Sept. 27, 1850. 

B Mary Ella, b. Sept. 14, 1855. 

C Charles Ackerman, b. May 2, 1863. 

+ Eddie Brooks, b. Oct. 4, 1869, d. Jan. 2, 1874. 

: 444 

JONATHAN DARROW STARR,— son of Elnathan Sanford 
440, — b. Feb. 16, 1826, at Fallsburgh; kept a store in Sandsburgh, 
N. Y., for a while; went to 111. Feb., 1859; employed on the Terre 
H. A. & St. L. R. R. ; d. Mch. 23, 1860, at Moro, 111.; Methodist. 
He m. Feb. 19, 1852, CHARLOTTE, dau. of Charles G. and 
Laura (Stratton) SMITH, b. Aug. 2, 1834, at S.; d. June 25, 1853. 


A Charles Gilbert, b. May 4, 1853; living in Monticello, 1ST. Y., 
unm'd in 1875. 

445 . 

AARON SANFORD STARR,— son of Elnathan Sanford 440 — 
b. Oct. 16, 1828, at Fallsburgh; lived in Thompsonville, Sull. Co.; 
removed to Port Jervis, Orange Co., N. Y. ; mechanic. He m. 
Oct. 7, 1856, MARY LOUISA, dau. of Charles and Delilah 
(Mills) SMITH, b. Aug. 20, 1834, at T. ; d. Dec. 17, 1867, at T. 


A Irving Cortland, b. July 27, 1857, at T. 
+ Juliette Delilah, b. Feb. 18, 1859, at T. ; d. Oct. 29, 1867. 


BROOKFIELD, CONN., FAMILY— 446, 447, 448. 

B Carrie Kate, b. June 28, 1862, at T. 
C Eddie Smith, b. Aug. 12, 1866, at T. 


CHARLES SMITH STARR,— son of Elnathan Sanford 440,— 
b. June 1, 1833, at Fallsburgh ; removed Dec, 1866, to Monticello, 
Sull. Co., N. Y. ; an enterprising business man, of the firm of Strong^ 
Starr & Co., merchants and tanners, and of Starr & Allyn, of the 
Thompsonville Flour and Feed Mills; Presbyterian; m. Oct. 21, 
1858, JULIA ETTA, dau. of Joseph and Sarah {Day) HUN- 
TINGTON, b. Jan. 23, 1838, at Thompson. 


A Frank Adams, b. Aug. 6, 1861. 

+ Annie Fowler, b. Nov. 22, 1865, d. Aug. 27, 1871. 

B Lottie Crosby, b. May 18, 1867. 

+ Alice Waller, b. Aug. 26, 1870, d. Aug. 18, 1871. 

+ Burton, b. Nov. 15, 1871, d. Aug. 10, 1872. 

+ Daughter, b. May 11, 1874. 


DAVID SIDNEY STARR,— son of Elnathan Sanford 440,— b. 
Jan. 21, 1837, at Fallsburgh; settled in Monticello, Sull. Co., N. Y.; 
lawyer by profession ; farmer ; a member of the N. Y. Legisla- 
ture in 1866 and '67; m. Mch. 10, 1861, MARGARET HAW- 
KINS, dau. of John and Mary Ann (Hawks) DOUGHERTY, b. 
Mch. 10, 1842, in Sull. Co. 


A Genevieve Judd, b. Mch. 13, 1863. 

B George Frederick, b. Dec. 20, 1864. 

C John Dougherty, b. Nov. 24, 1866. 

D Homer Samuel, b. Dec. 18, 1870. 

E Charles Burton, b. July 13, 1873. 


Capt. JOHN STARR,— son of Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Com- 

fort 1, — b. in 1684, probably on Long Island ; was young when his 

parents settled in Danbury. He owned a large tract of land in 

the Beaver Brook district, where he lived, in the northeast portion 

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of the town. A large part of this land lay within the present 
limits of the town of Brookfield,* and remains in the possession of 
his descendants until this day. It is evident he was a man of 
wealth and prominence in Danbury, for in 1731, '33, '34, and '35 
he was sent as Deputy to the General Court, — a position of great 
honor in those days, and the record shows that he left a large 
property to one, at least, of his daughters. He was chosen May 10, 
1723, Lieut., and May 14, 1733, Captain of the North company or 
"train band," and Oct. 9, 1739, the company was warned to meet 
to fill the office made vacant by the recent decease of Capt. John 
Starr. He d. July 27, 1739, se. 55; buried with his kindred in the 
ancient burial place in Danbury. He left no will. Administration 
on his estate was granted to his sons, John and Jonathan, Sept. 18, 
1739; inventory taken Sept. 23 by his brothers, Benjamin and 
Josiah, and Nov! 20 Josiah was appointed guardian to his son 
Eleazer, he being under age for choosing one. There being no 
will, and the town records destroyed, no trace is left of even the 
name of his wife. 


449 John, b. 1711. 

489 Jonathan, b. . 

A Mary, b. Dec, 1714, d. May 15, 1796. She m. Theophilus, son of 

Daniel and Rebecca {Taylor) Benedict, who d. Dec. 4, 1786, in 

his 75th year, in Ridgebury. 


Theophilus, d. July 31, 1810, in his 72d year, in R., leaving widow 
Molly.— Lois, b. July, 1740; m. (1st) Dec. 3, 1761, Miles BougMon{?) 
(2d) Benj. Wildman(?)—Mmy, b. June 20, 1744, d. May 29, 1831. 
She m. (1st) Miles Boughton; (2d) Mch. 20, 1784, (3d wife) Col. 
Eli Mygatt [415 A]; three children. —Rachel, b. Aug. 4, 1746, m. 
May 22, 1764, Joshua Hoyt. — See Benedict Gen. 
B Sarah, d. Jan. 9, 1768. She m. Isaac, son of Thomas Hoyt, b. April 
16, 1710. He was in religion a " Sandemanian, " a sect not in 
sympathy with the patriots, and when the British burned the 
town he went away with them to Long Island; returned in 1778, 
and d. Jan. 23, 1783. His property was confiscated to the State. 
The children petitioned the General Assembly, setting forth at 
length that their dec'd mother was wealthy ; that they had been 
loyal, and asked that at least the title of the widow's third, and 
what she received from her uncle Comfort Starr's estate, be given 
them. This petition was granted, and his second wife, formerly 
Widow Mary Piatt, who claimed to have been a good Whig also, 
was given her thirds of the estate. 

* Incorporated in 1788. 



Sarah, b. March 10, 1739, d. April 30, 1807. She m. March 23, 
1757, Dr. John Wood, b. Jan. 22, 1739, d. May 26, 1801.— Rachel, 
m. Abijah Peck. — Deborah, m. Joseph Gregory.— Hannah, m. 
Joseph Benedict, Jr. 
C Rachel, d. July 3, 1741. She m. June 10, 1739, Daniel Taylor, 
who after her death m. June 1, 1742, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. 
Samuel Boughton, and d. Sept. 23, 1791, in his 77th year. A 
daughter — 

Hannah Taylor, b. Jan. 21, 1741, d. Feb. 1, 1741. 
558 Eleazer, b. 


JOHN STARR,— son of John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1. — He was a large land -holder, living in what is now 
Brookfield, then a part of Dan bury. The homestead was on the 
farm at the foot of "Huckleberry Hill," about a mile from the 
present district school-house. May, 1744, he was chosen ensign, 
and soon after captain of the 2d Co. or " train band." All able- 
bodied men were in the militia. During the later years of his life 
he divided his land by deed among his children and grandchildren, 
so that the inventory of his estate after his death amounted to 
only £142 13s. 7d. His will, dated "Feb. 17, 1785, directs that 
my son John's (dec'd) heirs shall have £60 less than their propor- 
tion in consideration of my being administrator on his (John) 
estate, of which a large amount was lost by the burning of the 
town, which 1 was obliged to pay"; and that "his son Comfort's 
children shall have £60 more, in consideration of the sd. Comfort 
not having a dwelling-house in his lifetime." He d. Feb. 25, 
1788, in his 77th year, and was buried in the old cemetery at Dan- 
bury. He m. SARAH, dau. of Joseph and Sarah TAYLOR, who 
d. Jam, 1797, ae. 90. 


450 John, b. 1733. 

460 Joseph, b. 1737. 

467 James, b. 1740. 

470 Comport, b. 1742. 
A Sarah; no record of her birth or death. She m. Jachin, son of 
Capt. John and Rachel {Starr) Benedict [391 B], who lived in 
Bethel, and d. Oct. 21, 1785. He m. (2d) Aug. 28, 1776, Ann, 
widow of Samuel Starr [651]. 


Louisa, d. April 24, 1775, se. 23. — Lucy, m. Wescott. — Elea- 
zer, b. 1758.— Sarah, m. Dec. 7, 1781, Nathan Dibble.— Rue, m. 



Sept. 20, 1791, Samuel Dibble. — Nakuni, b. — Rachel, m. Daniel 
Barlow. — See Benedict Gen. 
481 Nathaniel, b. Feb. 12, 1746. 


JOHN STARR,— son of John 449, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1;— lived in Brookfield; d. Jan. 27, 1776, ». 43; 
buried in the Episcopal church-yard in Danbury, by the side of 
his first wife Annis, who d. Oct. 5, 1771, se. 37. His second wife, 
RBBEKAH, after his death m. Samuel Wildman. Administra- 
tion was taken on the estate of John Starr March 12, 1776, by his 
father. Inventory of real estate £668 4s.; of movables £426 5s. 
Id.; distribution made May 2, 1776. 


451 John, b. Jan. 27, 1760. 
454 Edward, b. April 25, 1761. 

A Anna, m. Daniel Boughton. She d. before 1795, leaving a dau., 
Annis, who m. Stephen Gray, Jun. , of Reading. 

+ Samuel, d. in infancy. 

B Sarah, m. Amos Hoyt; divorced, and m. Adams; lived in 

New York. 

C Betsey, b. Sept., 1766. She m. Joseph Nearing, b. Oct., 1763; 
lived in Brookfield; about 1795 removed to Pittsfield, Otsego Co., 
N. Y., where he d. Feb., 1849. 

NEARING children. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 3, 1782, d. Sept. 6, 1803.— John Starr, b. March, 
1784, d. April 1, 1810.— Samuel, b. Nov. 27, 1785, d. April 19, 
1851.— Alfred, b. Sept. 2, 1787, m. Betsey Starr [451 C].— Eliza- 
beth, b. Sept. 3, 1789, d. Jan. 4, 1815.— Edna, b. Nov. 27, 1791, 
d. April 10, 1875.— Ira, b. Nov. 27, 1793, d. Nov. 13, 1866.— 
Joseph, b. March 22, 1796, d. Nov. 10, 1874.— Eliud, b. June, 
1798, d. Aug. 18, 1850.— Raney, b. June 3, 1800, d. Sept. 7, 1865. 
—Sylvester, b. Nov. 13, 1804. 

D Urana, b. Nov. 4, 1768, d. May 2, 1830. She m. Aaron, son of Ger- 
shom and Hannah (Sanford) Morehouse, b. June 2, 1759, in Read- 
ing; farmer; Deputy Sheriff from 1788 to 1818; resided in his 
native town ; d. Dec. 3, 1833. 


Starr Hill, b. Jan. 29, 1788, d. in R.— Flora, b. Nov. 19, 1789; 
twice m. ; d. in Newtown.— Betsey, b. Jan. 11, 1793, d. Oct. 4, 1871 ; 
unm'd. — Anna, b. May 13, 1795, m. Nathan Sherman, and d. in 
Monroe.— William, b. April 25, 1797, d. May 2, 1861; unm'd.— 
Myra, b. Sept. 6, 1800, m. Alonzo Northrop; res. Newtown. — 
Charles, b. Dec. 13, 1802, m. Fidelia Starr [454 E].— Amelia, b. 
Sept. 26, 1805, m. twice; is now the wid. of J. Adams, of Mon- 
roe, Ct. — George, b. March 2, 1812; res. Orange, N. J. 



-4^ 1 . 

JOHN STARR,— son of John 450, John 449, John 448, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Jan. 27, 1760, in Brookfield; a 
hatter; removed in 1803 to Ulster Co., N. Y. ; thence March 20, 
1814, to Liberty, Sull. Co., where he bought a farm that he worked 
until his death, June 23, 1842; Episcopal. He m., 1784, ABI- 
GAIL BRADLEY, by whom he had one dau. After her death 
he m. Nov. 24, 1793, CHLOE, dau. of Jeremiah SANFORD, 
b. May 30, 1767, at Reading, Ct. ; d. Oct. 10, 1841. 


A Anna, b. Sept. 29, 1786; was living Jan., 1878. She m. Sept. 15, 
1803, Frederick, son of Frederick and Mary (Kendall) Koons, b. 
Nov. 16, 1782, in Montgomery Co. , Pa. ; an auger maker ; res. 
Ulster Co., N. Y. ; d. Dec. 5, 1872. 


Sarah, b. April 26, 1805, d. Jan. 5, 1865. She m. Jan. 24, 1823, 
Thomas Lawrence, who d. Dec. 10, 1848; eight children. — Starr, 
b. Aug. 23, 1807, d. May 5, 1831 ; m. March 8, 1827, Phebe Ander- 
son, who d. Sept., 1847; two daughters. — Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 
1810, d. April 11, 1811.— Patty, b. May 11, 1815, m. March 10, 
1831, John Davis; seven children. 
B Patty, b. Sept. 8, 1794, d. July 21, 1833. She m. Jan. 28, 1816, 
Bradley, son of Jonathan and Lois (Gilbert) Robertson, b. March 
26, 1792, at Brookfield ; settled at Robertsonville, Sull. Co. , N. Y. 
After the death of his wife he m. again, and d. Feb. 28, 1869. 


Eli, b. May 20, 1817.— Sanford, b. Feb. 8, 1820.— Chloe, b. July 29, 
1822.— Bradley, b. March 24, and d. May 3, 1825.— Julia, b. June 
23, 1826, d. Sept. 27, 1848.— Eliza, b. Feb. 16, 1829, d. April 14, 
1848.— Harriet, b. Dec. 31, 1831. 

C Betsey, b. June 21, 1797, d. July 7, 1858. She m. her cousin Alfred, 
son of Joseph and Betsey (Starr) Nearing [450 C], b. Sept. 2, 1787, 
in B. ; farmer ; settled at Cochecton Centre, Sull. Co. , N. Y. ; d. 
Dec. 2, 1864. nearing children. 

Sally, b. Dec. 24, 1818.— Annis, b. Mch. 2, 1821, d. Oct., 1878, m. 

Keesler.— Orrin, b. Mch. 19, 1823.— John, b. Sept. 26, 1825, 

d. Sept. 22, 1826.— Chloe, b. Sept. 30, 1827, d. .— Raney, b. 

Apl. 3, 1832.— Sylvester, b. Mch. 23, 1839. 

D Esther, b. July 14, 1800, a woman of overmucli sorrow. She had 
two husbands, both died, and two sons died in the late war. The 
last affliction broke the poor mother's heart. She became de- 
ranged, and while in that condition drowned herself in a pond 
near her home Jan. 10, 1865. She m. (1st) 1833, Joseph W. Can- 
field, a shoemaker; settled at Bethel, Sull. Co., N. Y. ; d. 1853. 



She afterward m. Cornelius, son of William Conklin; a cooper, 
who lived and d. in Bethel. 


Esther, b. May 16, 1834.— Edwin, b. Jan. 27, 1837; enlisted May 
1, 1861, in Co. G, 28th Reg't N. Y. Vols. ; d. Oct. 23, 1861, of 
typhoid fever. — Anson, b. June 15, 1839. — Joseph, b. Feb. 2, 
1842; enlisted July 17, 1861, in Co. E, 56th Reg't N. Y. Vols; 
discharged on account of sickness Apl. 21, 1862, and d. May 28, 
1862, of quick consumption. 
452 John, b. Mch. 20, 1805. 
E Eli, b. Sept. 3, 1810, d. Feb. 2, 1834, unm'd. . 


JOHN STARR,— son of John 451,— b. Mch. 20, 1805, at Roches- 
ter, Ulster Co., N. Y.; lived in Liberty; removed to Briscoe, Sull. 
Co., in 1837, where he has since resided; farmer; m. Jan. 6, 1835, 
JULIA, dau. of Rowland and Stella (Bradley) BURR, b. Oct. 
23, 1819, at Greenfield Hill, Ct. 


453 Eli, b. Jan. 16, 1836. 
A Eliza, b. Apl. 26, 1837, m. Mch. 7, 1855, Walter, son of Mel and 
Alice ( Waddell) Darling, b. Nov. 8, 1823, at Bethel, N. Y. ; a 
farmer in his native town. 


Cyrenius Garritt, b. Jan. 6, 1856. — Anna Eliza, b. June 30, 1861. 

—Ulysses Grant, b. Dec. 30, 1863. 
+ John, b. Jan. 17, 1840, d. Mch. 14, 1841. 
B Clarissa, b. July 30, 1841, d. Oct. 1, 1874. She m. Mch. 28, 1872, 

Frederick Koons, son of Thomas and Sally (Koons) Lawrence, b. 

Nov. 6, 1835, at R. ; farmer. 
+ Edward, b. Dec. 13, 1843, d. Jan. 31, 1844. 
+ Henry Clay, b. Oct. 26, 1846, d. Mch. 20, 1847. 
C Mary Amelia, b. Apl. 27, 1848, m. Nov. 17, 1876, Lewis Cass, son 

of Charles and Maria (Applet/) Bull, b. Dec. 27, 1851, at Stevens- 

ville, N. Y. ; farmer; res. Bethel. A daughter, 

Florence Bull, b. Oct. 11, 1877. 
D Lewis Burr, b. June 16, 1850; farmer; present res. Bethel; unm'd. 
E James Frederick, b. July 16. 1852; farmer; Meth. ; res. Briscoe; 

m. Jan. 18, 1876, Nancy Maria, dau. of William and Nancy Maria 

(Hulelander) Miller, b. July 30, 1851, at B. A son, 
F Harvey Starr, b. Nov. 25, 1877. 
G Julia Alice, b. Mch. 3, 1856, m. Mch. 3, 1874, James Otis, son of 

Otis and Charlotte (Kent) Legar, b. May 3, 1848, at Stevensville ; 

a lumberman ; res. Briscoe, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 15, 1878. 




Clarence, b. Dec. 19, 1875, d. Dec. 10, 1876.— Frederick, b. Jan. 
11, 1878. 


ELI STARR,— son of John 452,— b. Jan. 16, 1836, at Liberty; 
brought up at Bethel; in Dec, 1872, removed to Walton, Del. Co., 
N. Y. ; teacher; Methodist. He enlisted in his country's service 
July 17, 1861, in 56th Reg't N. Y. Vols.; the following Dec, while 
on guard, was wounded, and honorably discharged therefor Dec 8, 
1862; re-enlisted Jan. 3, 1864, in Co. I, 1st Reg't Conn. Heavy 
Artillery, and was in active service at the siege of Richmond and 
Petersburg, from Apl., 1864, until the surrender; discharged Oct. 
1, 1865. 

He m. Apl. 6, 1857, ELIZABETH GRAHAM, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth (Everard) HURD, b. Feb. 4, 1838, at Bethel, 
N. Y. 


A Alice Miriam, b. Oct. 31, 1859, at B. 
B John William, b. Oct. 22, 1861, at B. 
C Maggie Belle, b. Nov. 6, 1872, at Cochecton Center. 


EDWARD STARR,— son of John 450, John 449, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. in Brookfield; settled at 
Reading Ridge, Ct.; a saddler; d. Feb. 4, 1844, se. 82 yrs. 9 mos. 
9 days; Episcopal. 

He m. (1st) ABIGAIL, dau. of Capt. Comfort and Anna 
HOYT, b. Mch. 15, 1764, d. Feb. 11, 182] ; m. (2d) Dec. 9, 1824, 
ABIGAIL, wid. of Thomas N. Couch, and dau. of Theopholus 
and Ann (Couch) STEBBINS, b. Nov. 17, 1766, d. Sept. ], 1825. 


A Annis, b. Mch. 25, 1785, d. Sept. 2, 1817, unm'd. 

B Clara, b. Nov. 7, 1787. She m. Rev. Sturges Gilbert, b. Dec. 7, 
1781, at Weston, Ct. ; an Episcopal minister. She d. soon after in 
R., and he m. her sister — 

C Uraine, b. July 16, 1791, d. Apl. 27, 1820, at Woodbury, Ct. A 
dau., Clara Gilbert, d. Feb. 6, 1819, oe. 5 w. and 2 days. A son, 
d. in infancy. He m. again, and d. at Cherry Valley, N. Y. 

D John Beach, b. Apl. 25, 1795; a teacher by profession; taught in 
New York, Newtown, L. I., and other places; in 1832 settled in 
Norwalk, Ct. , where he d. Jan. 14, 1847 ; warden of Epis. church. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 455, 456. 

He m. Oct. 7, 1818, Abby, dau. of Peter and Abigail (Keeler) San- 
ford, b. Feb. 24, 1797, at R. ; no children. 
E Fidelia, b. Jan. 28, 1800, d. Aug. 17, 1833. She m. Mch. 21, 1824, 
Charles, son of Aaron and Urana (Starr) Morehouse [450 D], b. 
Dec. 13, 1802, at R. ; living at Newtown, Ct. ; carpenter. 


Julia, d. ee. 3 or 4 years. — Cornelius Starr, b. Jan. 2, 1830, m. Eliza 
Kimball; res. New Haven. — Fidelia Starr, b. Aug. 2, 1833, m. 
Edward C. Beecher; res. New Haven. 

455 Edward, b. Mch. 25, 1804. 

456 Samuel, b. Aug. 1, 1807. 


EDWARD STARR,— son of Edward 454,— b. Mch. 25, 1804, at 
Reading Ridge; was a merchant there for many years; in 1846 he 
removed to Newtown, Ct.; carried on the same business for 20 years, 
then retired. He represented the town in the General Assembly 
in 1843; sometime vestryman in the Epis. church; m. Apl. 17, 
1833, MARY BLACKMAN, dau. of Ebenezer andPHEBE (Tousey) 
TURNER, of N., b. May 10, 1806, d. Jan. 3, 1870. No children. 


Rev. SAMUEL STARR,— son of Edward 454,— b. Aug. 1, 1807, 
at Reading, Ct.; graduated in 1829 at Washington (now Trinity) 
College, Hartford; ordained a clergyman of the Epis. church at 
Camden, N. J.; soon after removed to Trenton, where, as assist- 
ant to Bishop Doane, rector of St. Michael's church, and chaplain 
of the State prison, he spent more than 20 years of faithful service. 
In 1855 he accepted a call to Grace church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
to which he ministered until 1860. He went East hoping to bene- 
fit his declining health, and while on his return journey "the angel 
of God met him in the way," and suddenly he entered upon his 
eternal rest May 1, 1862, at Chicago, and was buried at Cedar 
Rapids, where in the new Grace Church a beautiful window is in 
sacred memorial of the Christian, gentleman, and faithful pastor. 
A local paper says, "It becomes us who mourn our departed friend, 
to point to his works as the most fitting and eloquent tribute to his 
worth, .... here, where his high attainments as a Christian and 
a man of letters, blended with a suavity of manner rarely to be 
found, won for him the love and esteem of all." 

He m. (1st) Dec. 7, 1836, SARAH PEACE, dau. of Dr. Nathan 



William and Rebecca [Peace) COLE, b. Oct. 1, 1810, at Burling- 
ton, N. J., d. July 23, 1844; m. (2d) April 12, 1847, MARY 
MOUNTAIN, dau. of Dr. Hedge and Mary Ann (Parrott) 
THOMPSON, b. June 30, 1816, at Salem, N. J., where she now 


457 William Cole, b. Dec. 4, 1837. 

458 Edward, b. March 20, 1840. 

+ Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1843, d. April 4, 1849. 


+ Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1848, d. Aug. 9, 1849. 

459 Richard Thompson, b. Aug. 27, 1850. 

A Thomas Brownell, b. May 31, 1852; of the firm of Starr & Bro., 

Packers of Canned Goods, at Salem, N. J. ; unm'd. 
+ Harry Lee, b. June 4, 1857, d. May 12, 1858. 


Rev. WILLIAM COLE STARR,— son of Rev. Samuel 456,— b. 
Dec. 4, 1837, at Trenton, N. J.; an Episcopal clergyman, ordained 
June 1, 1876, by Bishop Williams, at Wethersfield, Ct. ; assistant 
minister in St. James' Church, in Philadelphia, until Sept., 1877; 
is still a resident of that city. He m. Jan. 30, 1868, MARY 
RODNEY, dau. of Rodney and Eliza Belle ( Callender) FISHER, 
b. Sept. 11, 1832, at P. 


-f- Gertrude Fisher, b. Nov. 7, 1868, d. Aug. 16, 1869. 
A Belle Leland, b. May 28, 1870. 


EDWARD STARR,— son of Rev. Samuel 456,- b. March 20, 
1840, at Trenton, N. J.; grad. at Kenyon Coll., 1859; the next 
year went to Chicago, where he now resides; is business manager 
of " Chicago Eve. Journal," Vice-President of " Chicago Portable 
Track and Car Co."; Episcopal; m. June 1, 1863, MARY E., 
dau. of Robert R. and Sarah (Robinson) McCABE, b. June 7, 
1842, at Athens, 0. 


A Elizabeth Cole, b. April 18, 1864. 
B Charles Edward, b. June 9, 1870. 
C Robert McCabe, b. April 6, 1873. 

41 ( 311 ) 

D ANBURY BRANCH— 459, 460, 461. 


RICHARD THOMPSON STARR,— son of Rev. Samuel 456 — 
b. Aug. 27, 1850, at Trenton, N. J.; lived in Cedar Rapids, 
la.; settled in Salem, N. J.; of the firm of Starr & Bro., " Packers 
of Canned Goods"; member of City Council; Director of Co. 
Board of Freeholders; Episcopal; m. Nov. 19, 1874, FRANCES 
E., dau. of Uriel B. and Frances A. (Forman) TITUS, b. Feb. 
12, 1853, at Titusville, N. J. ; two children — 

A Katharine Starr. — B Annie Forman. 


JOSEPH STARR,— son of Capt. John 449, John 448, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Dec, 1737, in Brookfield ; 
lived on the old homestead, in the western part of the village, in 
the Huckleberry Hill district. The tradition is that he was an 
eccentric man ; farmer; d. Jan. 6, 1816, se. 79; Episcopal. 

He m. Feb. 19, 1761, ANNA, dau. of Nathaniel GREGORY, 
of Danbury ; d. Dec. 2, 1814, sb. 76. 


461 Czar, b. Dec. 28, 1761. 
A Lois, b. April 20, 1765, d. April 7, 1839. She m. Abraham Hull, 

and had Betsey, Annis, and Lucy, who m. Anson Cornwell; res. 

B Anna, b. Jan. 21, 1768, d. Aug. 11, 1853. She m. Ormand Bradley, 

b. Feb., 1768, lived in B. ; d. May 17, 1826. 


Lora, b. Feb., 1792, d. March 12, 1869.— Clara, b. 1794.— Joseph 
Starr, b. June 25, 1797; killed by lightning Aug. 24, 1867, in B. ; 
unm'd.— Sarah, b. April 19, 1799, m. Nov. 24, 1825, Abel Sher- 
man, b. Oct. 26, 1798; res. B. ; four children. — Ormand, b. April 
11, 1801, m. Nov. 18, 1839, Julia M. Hamlin; two children.— 
Betsey, d. April 5, 1826, se. 22 yrs., 6 mos. — Prosper, d. Aug. 31, 
466 Asher, b. June 6, 1770. 
C Annis, b. April 25, 1773, d. 1868. She m. Jeptha Sabin, and had 

Eli, Betsey, Maria, and Caroline ; res. New York. 
4 Eli, b. Oct. 14, 1776, d. April, 1777. 


CZAR STARR,— son of Joseph 460, John 449, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Dec. 28, 1761, in Brook- 
field ; a highly respected citizen of his native town, which he twice 



represented in the General Assembly of Conn. ; a farmer ; d. Jan. 
27, 1847; Episcopal. 

He m. Oct. 5, 1786, ANNA, dau. of John and (Booth) 

TOUSEY, of Newtown, b. April 8, 1768, d. Jan. 18, 1845. 


462 Orrin Clark, b. June 20, 1788. 

A Laura, b. Sept. 8, 1791, d. March 11, 1853. She m. in 1810, Judge 
Levi, son of Judge James Stewart, b. March 15, 1790, in Dan- 
bury; settled at Milford, K Y., in the hat business. He was a 
man of marked ability ; acting Justice of the Peace for 20 years ; 
in 1838 was appointed by Gov. Wm. H. Seward Judge of the 
County Court ; an honored member of the Methodist church for 
more than 30 years ; d. March 7, 1868, leaving to the community 
the memory of an unsullied life. They had no children, but 
adopted her niece, Laura Stewart Starr [462 B]. 

463 Czar, b. Dec. 15, 1796. 

B Anna Maria, b. Dec. 5, 1807, d. April 24, 1870, in Iowa. She m. 
Oct. 3, 1830, John, son of Col. John and Mary {Lloyd) Moore, b. 
Feb. 13, 1804, at Milford, N. Y. ; removed in 1840 to Laporte, 
Ind. ; farmer; d. Nov. 10, 1865. 


Robert Starr, b. July 17, 1831.— Cornelia Maria, b. Sept. 28, 
1837; m. James S. Fletcher, a banker in Lawler, Iowa. 


ORRIN CLARK STARR,— son of Czar 461, Joseph 460, John 
449, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. June 20, 
1 788, at Brookfield; went to Dan bury when a boy, as clerk in a store; 
afterward to Penn., where from 1811 to 1818 he was in the mer- 
cantile business at Hulmeville, Newport, and Bristol ; then removed 
to Milford, Otsego Co., N. Y., and with his brother-in-law, Levi 
Stewart, commenced the hat manufacture; went in 1824 to Coop- 
erstown; May, 1830, opened a hat store in Albany, and soon after 
was burned out; from 1833 to 1837 lived in Saugerties; thence to 
Windham, where for seven years he kept the " Eagle Hotel/' up 
in the Catskill Mts. ; in 1844 returned to Otsego Co., and d. Jan. 
29, 1850, at Oneonta; vestryman in the Epis. church at C. 

He m. June 19, 1814, LUCY BARNES, dau. of Benjamin and 
Mary Starr (Cornwall) GILBERT, b. May 2, 1790, at Middle- 
field, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 1, 1863. 


A Elizabeth Cornwall, b. Aug. 29, 1815, at N. ; unm'd. 
B Laura Stewart, b. Jan. 10, 1818, at B., and adopted by her uncle, 



Levi Stewart [461 A]; a devoted Christian, cheerfully sharing 
with her husband the labors of a life consecrated to the service of 
the Master, as an itinerant minister. She m. Sept. 1, 1841, Rev. 
WILLIAM, son of Jotham and Teresa {Eason) BIXBY, b. Aug. , 
1814, at Bainbridge, N. Y. ; ordained in 1839 a Methodist minis- 
ter, and most faithfully has he performed his mission as pastor in 
various places, and Presiding Elder in several districts in the 
State ; present residence Syracuse, N. Y. 


Charles William, b. Dec. 7, 1842, at Homer; m. Florence E. 
Yager, of Oneonta; res. S. — Orrin Starr, b. Jan. 28, 1845, at 
Oxford; res. Syracuse. 
C Mary Gilbert, b. April 10, 1820, at M. ; m. Oct. 14, 1841, Luman 
Squires, son of Bennett and Aurelia {Squires) Osborn, b. May 18, 
1819, at Cairo, N. Y; merchant; res. Oneonta, N. Y. 


Annie Starr, b. March 4, 1844; m. Oct. 11, 1865, Charles M. Cro- 
sier, of O.— Mary Aurelia, b. April 30, 1849; m. Oct. 15, 1867, 
Reuben L. Fox, of O. 

D Anna Tousey, b. April 26, 1823, d. March 4, 1842, at her grand- 
father's, in Brookfleld, Ct. 

4- Rebecca North, b. July 22, 1826, at C. ; drowned Oct. 12, 1833, at S. 

E Esther Spaulding, b. June 7, 1829, at C. ; d. June 10, 1854, at C. 

+ Josephine Rebecca, b. April 4, 1832, at A. ; d. Sept. 22, 1845, at M. 


CZAR STARR,— son of Czar 461, Joseph 460, John 449, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Dec. 15, 1796, in 
Brookfleld; a farmer; dwelt in the home of his ancestors; repre- 
sented the town in the General Assembly in 1821, and held several 
other offices of trust and honor in the town and county ; a natural 
taste for music, and a fine performer on his favorite violin, which 
talent is inherited by his children; d. Nov. 4, 1859; Episcopal. 

He m. Feb. 4, 1818, ABIGAIL LAURA, dau. of Timothy and 
Desire {Dunning) WTLDMAN, of B., b. July 1, 1798. 


+ Polly Ann, b. Nov. 10, 1819, d. May 23, 1824. 

+ Son, b. and d. June 29, 1822. 

A Caroline, b. July 8, 1825, d. Feb. 21, 1870; buried at Brookfleld. 
She m. Oct. 23, 1844, Ezra Reed, son of Daniel and Affia (Reed) 
Barnes, b. Dec. 22, 1823, at Danbury; residence Philadelphia, Pa. 


Catharine Eliza, b. Aug. 20, 1845, d. Dec. 4, 1846.— Laura Affia, 
b. June 30, 1847.— Emma Caroline, b. Dec. 3, 1851. 


BROOKFIELD, CONK, FAMILY— 464, 465, 466. 

B Catharine, b. May 20, 1829, d. July 22, 1847. 

464 Joseph, b. Apl. 12, 1834. 

465 John, b. Oct. 26, 1842. 


JOSEPH STARR,— son of Czar 463,— b. Apl. 12, 1834, at 
Brookfield; a hatter in his native town; Adventist; m. Mch. 7, 
1858, MARY AMANDA, dau. of Ezekiel Nathan and Caro- 
line (Northrop) NEWTON, b. June 17, 1839, at New Milford. 


A Lillie, b. Mch. 12, 1859. 

B Zar, b. Nov. 18, 1860. 

4- Daughter, b. Sept. 5, d. Nov. 13, 1862. 

C Minnie, b. Feb. 21, 1865. 

+ Son, b. May 2, d. July 11, 1869. 

+ Lena, b. Feb. 27, d. Sept. 29, 1872. 


JOHN STARR,— son of Czar 463,— b. Oct. 26, 1842, at Brook- 
field; a harness-maker in Bridgeport, Ct., who has inherited from 
his father the love and talent for the violin ; Episcopal ; m. June 9, 
1867, Harriet Gertrude Wells, of Fairfield, b. Sept. 30, 1844. 


A John Henry, b. Dec. 19, 1867. 
B Joseph Albert, b. Apl. 19, 1872. 


ASHER STARR,— son of Joseph 460, John 449, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. June 6, 1770 ; farmer in 
Brookfield; d. Sept. 27, 1844; Universalist ; m. Nov. 8, 1791, 
ELIZABETH, dau. of Thomas Philip and Ann (Booth) WHITE, 
b. Sept. 6, 1774, at Danbury; d. Mch. 21, 1848. 


A Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1790, m. Oct. 8, 1811, William Peck, of Danbury, 
and had Wm. S. and Elizabeth A. 

B Phebe, b. Apl. 30, 1797, m. Jan. 16, 1821, Samuel Morris, of Dan- 

C Hannah, b. Apl. 26, 1806, m. Apl. 7, 1824, Alfred, son of Bethel and 
Lucy ( Wildrnan) Morris, b. May 12, 1802, in Danbury; farmer in B. 


Susan, b. June 3, 1825.— Ann Maria, b. Sept. 4, 1827.— Charles 
Edgar, b. Sept, 12, 1830. 
+ Ann, d. Feb. 25, 1813, ae. 3 y., 5 m., 23 d. 


DANBURY BRANCH— 467, 468, 469. 


JAMES STARR,— son of John 449, John 448, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — born and always lived in Brookfield' 
farmer; d. Mch. 1G, 1820, in his 80th year; m. HANNAH GRAY ; 
who d. Feb. 13, 1826, in her 82d year. 


468 Eliud, b. 1775. 
A Betsey, m. Oliver Clark; lived in B. Children — Laura; m. 

Blackman. — Rebecca, m. Sanford. — James Starr, b. May, 

1795, d. Aug. 7, 1866.— Levi lives in Norwalk; m. (1st) — - Stev- 
ens; m. (2d) Clark. 

B Sarah, d. June 17, 1864, se. 82 y., 7 m., 3 d. ; m. Elijah Sturdevant, 
who d. Sept. 25, 1853, se. 78 y., 8 m., 23 d. ; res. B. Children- 
Edwin S., d. Apl. 16, 1842, ad. 37 y., 11 m., 16 d.— Elijah.— 
Hirarn. — Flora, m. D. F. Barnes. 

C Hannah (twin with Sarah), m. Hezekiah Hull; lived in Danbury- 
and had Eliza, m. Hinman Stewart. 

. ^tOS 

ELIUD STARR, — son of James 467,— born and lived in Brook- 
field; a farmer; d. July 27, 1825, ae. 55 ; m. Mch. 8, 1792, RHODA, 
dau. of Joseph and Sarah RUGGLES, b. Apl. 20, 1770. After 
her husband's death, she m. Feb. 23, 1830, Andrew Merwin, of B., 
and d. Dec. 15, 1854. 


469 Salmon Ruggles, b. May 4, 1803. 
+ Lorana, d. Aug. 30, 1811, 83. 12 y., 3 m., 18 d. 


SALMON RUGGLES STARR,— son of Eliud 468,— b. May 4, 
1803; a farmer in his native town of Brookfield; d. Oct. 8, 1836; 
Episcopal; m. Dec. 1, 1824, RACHEL, dau. of Aaron and Huldah 
(Dibble) LACEY, b. Feb. 7, 1805, on Stony Hill Bethel; d. Apl. 3, 


A Harriet Eliza, b. Nov. 23, 1825, m. Jan. 3, 1843, Daniel Glover, 
son of Alonzo and Flora {Glover) Beers, b. Apl. 6, 1815, in Brook- 
field, where, a merchant, he lived, and d. Oct. 30, 1870. 


Ellen Sophia, b. Apl. 13, 1844.— Henry Starr, b. Feb. 21, 1846; 
merchant in B. — Eli Francis, b. Oct. 15, 1849. — Hattie Lacey, b. 
Sept. 24, 1862. 
B John Henry, b. Sept. 20, 1834; a merchant in Denver, Colorado; 
unm'd Nov., 1874. 


MAHONING CO., O., FAMILY— 470, 471. 


COMFORT STARR,— son of John 449, John 448, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — born and lived in Danbury, near if not 
within the present limits of Brookfield; d. Aug. 24, 1776, se. 34. 
Administration was granted on his estate, Nov. 15, to his father, 
John, and his wife's father, Josiah; amount of inventory, £305, 
3s. 9d. of real, and £326, 17s. of personal property; distribution 
made Apl. 14, 1788, among his children. He m. REBECCA, dau. 
of Capt. Josiah and Deborah (Benedict) STARR [588]. There is 
no record of her death, but a tradition in the family says that 
Comfort Starr, his wife, and one child died of dysentery about the 
same time during the Revolutionary war. 


+ Lucy, d. Aug. 6, 1775, se. — , and — 

+ Comfort, d. Dec. 26, 1774, in his 8th year; from stones in the old 

cemetery. The age of Lucy cannot be deciphered. 
471 Ethel, b. Feb. 4, 1769. 
480 Peter, b. Aug. 19, 1771. 
473 Comfort, b. June 3, 1776. 

4^ 1 

ETHEL STARR,— son of Comfort 470, John 449, John 448, 
Ethel Starr d. Dec. 3, 1861. 

lived to see the wilderness melt away, and the rude log cabin give 
place to the fine mansion ; a prominent man and warden in the 
Epis. church, conducting the service in the absence of a clergyman, 
and ever faithful in all his religious duties, in the church and 
family. He m. Nov. 15, 1788, SARAH, dau. of John and Hannah 
(Knapp) CORNWALL, b. Nov. 13, 1767, in Danbury; d. May 16, 


472 Russell, b. Oct. 28, 1789. 
A Comfort, b. May 13, 1791 ; served in the war of 1812, in the cavalry, 
with the rank of Major; d. unm'd July 16, 1825. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 472, 473. 

+ Rebecca, b. June 27, 1793, d. June 18, 1795. 

B Rebecca, b. July 29, 1796, d. Jan. 30, 1878. She m. Aug. 15, 1832, 
John Chalnor Greeville, of Derbyshire, Eng. After his death she 
m. Dec. 25, 1844, Harry Augustus Mills; no children; res. Wads- 
worth, O. 

C Sarah, b. July 19, 1803, m. Feb. 6, 1822, Stanley Closson, son of 
David and Sally {Closson) Lockwood, b. Mch. 4, 1800, at Bridge- 
water, Ct. ; res. Cuyahoga Falls, O. ; he d. June 10, 1864. 


Jerusha Rebecca, b. Mch. 30, 1823, m. Wm. W. , son of Elisha 
and Polly Whittlesey; res. Washington, D. C. — Henry Starr, b. 
Jan. 6, 1825, d. May 4, 1830.— Sarah, b. Apl. 4, 1835, d. Nov. 19, 
1876, m. Dr. Walter Mead, son of Noyes B. and Thalia Prentice, 
who d. in Washington, D. C— Henry Closson, b. Feb. 27, 1835, 
m. (1st) Louisa Holloway; m. (2d) Augusta, dau. of Grant and 
Ada Turner; res. Cleveland, O. 

47 2- 

RUSSELL STARR,— son of Ethel 471,— b. Oct. 28, 1789, at 
Danbury, Conn.; went with his parents in 1808 to Boardman, O.; 
a house builder; served in the war of 1812 in the cavalry; d. in 
early manhood, of fever, Dec. 12, 1817. Hem. Mch. 27, 1817, 
MARY ANN, dau, of Jedediah and Elizabeth ( Vanoe) FITCH, 
b. Dec. 15, 1799, in Conn. She d. Oct. 18, 1858, the wife of David 
Lee-Boy, whom she m. Aug. 8, 1821. 


A RUSSELL FITCH STARR, b. Jan. 29, 1818, at B. ; removed in 1863 
to Canfield, O. ; is engaged in farming and stock raising. He m. 
Nov. 1, 1843, MARY, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Kline) 
NEFF, b. Feb. 14, 1823, at Canfield, O. 


B Lois May, b. Feb. 1, 1845, m. Sept. 16, 1863, James Howard 
Shields; res. Boardman, O. 


Maud Mildred, b. Jan. 27, 1865.— Budd Starr, b. Jan. 9, 1867.— 
Mary Jane, b. Feb. 3, 1871.— Allora Case, b. Aug. 13, 1873. 

C John Cornwall, b. Nov. 3, 1847; unm'd; res. Canfield. 

D Henry Neff, b. Sept. 24, 1851; unm'd; res. Canfield. 

E Alice Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1858. 


COMFORT STARR,— son of Comfort 470, John 449, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. June 3, 1776, at Dan- 
bury, Ct.; a hatter; lived in Patterson, and South East, N. Y., until 



June, 1817, when lie emigrated to Ohio; made the journey in a two 
horse wagon, was four weeks on the way, and settled in Canfield, 
Mahoning Co., where he bought land, built a house and shop, made 
hats, and worked the farm; an honored, respected, and beloved 
citizen, a wise counsellor, a man of peace, a warm friend, reprov- 
ing the wayward, and encouraging the faithful; the young people 
of the village always called him Uncle Comfort. He was constable 
for 21 years, and acting justice for two years; a devout Christian, 
a member, steward, and class-leader in the Meth. church, where his 
seat was rarely vacant, and daily he gathered his family about 
him, read the Bible, and prayed earnestly for a blessing upon his 
children — those prayers have heen answered. He d. July 6, 1848, in 
peace with God and man. 

He m. Oct. 27, 1796, ABIGAIL, dau. of Eleazer and Keziah 
(Starr) BARNUM [394 C], b. Dec. 2, 1776, at D.; an excellent 
mother; for more than 50 years a member of the Meth. church; 
d. Oct. 23, 1857. 


474 Ethel, b. Sept. 11, 1797. 

A Peggy, b. Sept. 25, 1799, d. Men. 29, 1873. She m. (1st) Jan. 1, 
1820, Edmund J., son of James and Polly (Chapman) Benton, of 
Salisbury, Ct., b. Aug. 20, 1797; went West when a young man; 
tanner, currier, and farmer in Canfield, O. ; d. Apl. 13, 1839. She 
m. (2d) Sherman Rice, a farmer; d. in Kent, O. She had no 

B Caroline, b. Feb. 11, 1802, d. May 23, 1875. She m. June 5, 1817, 
William H., son^of Andrew and Sarah Husted; a hatter; d. in 
Danbury, Ct. After his death she m. Simon Aldrich ; a farmer 
in Fowler, O. ; both members of the Meth. church. 


Harriet, b. Aug. 28, 1818.— Comfort Starr, b. Sept. 18, 1820, d. 
Aug. 6, 1842.— John E., b. Feb. 10, 1822, d. Aug. 28, 1825.— Abi- 
gail, b. Jan. 29, 1824, d. May 31, 1835.— Henry E., b. Oct. 15, 
1827.— Edmond J., b. June 11, 1833.— Hoyt L., b. Sept. 21, 1835. 
—Susan, b. Oct. 7, 1838, d. Sept. 17, 1839. 
476 Leander, b. Mch. 6, 1804. 
C Clarinda, b. Dec. 23, 1806, d. June 10, 1836. She m. Dec. 25, 1826, 
James Hayes, d. July 10, 1839, at their home in New Lisbon, O. 


Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1827, d. June 12, 1855. She m. 1845, John 
Fusleman; lived in Wis. — Mary, b. and d. — Caroline, b. Sept. 22, 
1832, m. June 3, 1849, Abram Hawhn of Youngstown, O. — 

Sarah, m. (1st) Berry ; m. again, and lives in Wis. 

D Polly, m. George King, and had Miles, Margaret, Mary Ann, Lean- 
der, George, Edward, and William Starr. 
42 ( 319 ) 

DANBURY BRANCH— 474, 475. 

477 Gilbert, b. July 20, 1811. 

E Sally, b. Jan. 10, 1815, d. Sept. 17, 1858. She m. (1st) William 
Hayes of New Lisbon, O., and had a son, William Hayes. 
She m. (2d) Oct. 11, 1844, Peter, son of Walker and Mabel (Squiers) 
Sanford, b. Nov. 10, 1815; res. Kent, O. 


Emma, b. Feb. 22, d. 24, 1845.— Aurilla M., b. May 25, 1847, d. 

Oct. .—Sarah, b. Feb. 26, d. 27, 1849.— Comfort R., b. Jan. 

12, 1851; res. Newburgh, O.— Mary, b. Feb. 18, 1856. 

478 George, b. Sept. 21, 1816. 

479 William, b. July 18, 1818. 


ETHEL STARR,— son of Comfort 473, Comfort 470, John 449, 
John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Sept. 11, 
1797, in Danbury, Ct. ; lived in New York, and Canfield; settled 
at Kent, Portage Co., 0.; tailor; Methodist; m. Oct. 20, 1823, 
APPIA LORAINE, dau. of Morehouse and Catharine (Mead) 
SQUIRES, b. Apl. 9, 1806, at New Milford, Ct. 


A Lucy Ann, b. Jan. 4, 1825, m. (1st) Dec. 22, 1844, Eli Ohl. He d., 

leaving Byron and Laura Maria. She m. (2d) Jacob H. Hearn. 

Children, Lillie and Franklin; res. Marshalltown, Iowa. 
B Mart, b. Mch. 27, 1827, d. May 6, 1875. She m. Feb. 9, 1848, Orrin 

W. Knapp of Danbury, Ct. ; a wagon-maker at Iowa Falls, la. 

A son, Salmon Starr Knapp, d. ae. 10. 
+ Philander, b. Jan. 25, 1829, d. May 11, 1832. 
C Eliza Ann, b. Oct. 14, 1831. 
475 Comfort Squires, b. Nov. 30, 1833. 
+ Edwin, b. Feb. 19, 1836, d. Sept. 10, 1836. 
+ Lois, b. Dec. 15, 1839, d. Sept. 7, 1840. 
D Julia, b. Apl. 27, 1841. 
+ Thalia Clement, b. Sept. 5, 1845, d. June 23, 1848. 

4 , r^. 

COMFORT SQUIRES STARR,— son of Ethel 474,— b. Nov. 
30, 1833, at Canfield; lived in Kent, Akron, Norwalk; was in the 
harness business at Ravenna, and now connected with the " Cleve- 
land Rolling Mill Co.," at C, O.; m. Nov. 29, 1859, LOUISA 
MARIA, dau. of James and Fanny (Clark) PERRY, b. Nov. 30, 
1830, at Ravenna, d. July 21, 1872. 


A Lois Fanny, Mch. 22, 1864. 


MAHONING CO., O., FAMILY— 476, 477. 


LEANDER STARR,— son of Comfort 473,— b. Mch. 6, 1804, 
at Patterson, Putnam Co., N. Y.; m. and settled at Hudson, Sum- 
mit Co., 0.; is a carpenter; Congregational. He m. Dec. 20, 1831, 
RUTH BROWN, dau. of Dr. Moses and Elizabeth (Mills) 
THOMPSON, b. Oct. 17, 1813, at Hudson. Her father was one 
of the first settlers of H. ; came from Goshen, Ct., in 1802; was 
surgeon in the war of 1812. 


A George Leander, b. Feb. 8, 1833; graduated at Western Reserve 
Coll. in 1856, and at Bellevue Hospital Med. Coll., Mch., 1865; 
sometime a teacher ; lived in Tenn. ; afterward, in the practice of 
his profession of medicine, at Youngstown, and now at Hudson, 
Summit Co., O. ; served 3 mos. in 35th Reg't O. Vols., at Camp 
Chase; Presbyterian. He m. Oct. 22, 1868, Harriet Ann, dau. of 
Daniel and Lucy {True) Lobdell, and adopted dau. of her great 
uncle, Daniel Shehy, b. Oct. 25, 1839, at South Bend, Ind. 

+ Edward, b. Jan. 2, 1836, d. July 17, 1836. 

B Cordelia Ann, b. Mch. 5, 1840. 


GILBERT STARR,— son of Comfort 473,— b. July 20, 1811, at 
South East, Putnam Co., N. Y. ; was in his 6th year when the 
family went to O.; lived in Canfield and vicinity until 1844, when 
he went to Mich, to settle, but the location proving unhealthy, 
returned to C. The 8th of Sept., 1851, he started, with his family 
and effects, in a wagon, for the West, not knowing whither he 
went; stopping over Sunday at Harlan, Allen Co., Ind., was so 
well pleased with the country, bought a farm and there located. 
He says: "Our boys don't know what work is now-a-days, and 
laugh when I tell them how we used to do it 50 years ago, when 
we had no machines on our farms, with summer wages at $8 and 
$10 a month, working from daylight to dark, when one man could 
do more hard work than three men can do in these days." 

He is a consistent member of the Meth. church, and the rule of 
his household is — Our God first; then all things in their proper 
time. About two years ago, at the dinner table, he was suddenly 
stricken blind, from which he has not recovered. 

He m. (1st) Dec. 22, 1836, SARAH, dau. of George and Lucy 
(Palmer) FLICK, b. Nov. 21, 1817, at Perry, Pa., d. April 22, 



1865; m. (2d) Oct. 15, 1865, NANCY, dau. of Jedediah and Jane 
(Forsythe) MILLS, b. Sept. 16, 1828, at Cape Vincent, N. Y. 


A Emory Leander, b. Dec. 17, 1838 ; farmer at H. ; unm'd. 

B Susan Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1841. She m. April 14, 1862, David 

Wareham, son of Henry and Elizabeth ( Wareham) Snyder, b. Oct. 

31, 1841; res. Harlan, Ind. 


Frank Ellsworth, b. Aug. 3, 1865. —Harriet Elizabeth, b. May 16, 
1867.— Perry Ensign, b. May 14, 1869.— David Willard, b. Sept. 
30, 1872. 

C Charles Alfred, b. Feb. 12, 1843, at Canfield; a machinist in Harlan, 
Ind.; Methodist; m. April 20, 1865, Eliza Jane, dau. of Thomas 
and Julia Ann Lilly, b. Feb. 28, 1844, in Harford Co. , Md. ; no 

D Comport Willard, b. Oct. 13, 1848, at Greene, Mah'g Co,, O. ; 
served as corporal 9 mos. in Co. F, 142d Reg't Ind. Vols. ; a 
music teacher and leader of the brass band in Harlan, Ind. ; car- 
penter; Methodist; m. Feb. 9, 1873, Martha Jane, dau. of Abram 
and Catharine (Sowash) Cope, b. Nov. 3, 1849, at Spencerville, 

E Mary Marena, b. Feb. 16, 1851; m. Feb. 12, 1868, Wesley, son of 
Henry and Hannah (Wilkinson) Jenness, b. April 17, 1848; res. 
Kansas. jenness children. 

Lillie, b. Sept. 25, 1868.— Gertrude, b. March 13, 1870. 

F Sarah Abby, b. March 31, 1854, unm'd. 

+ William Cyrus, b. Nov. 8, 1858, d. July 22, 1861. 

•G Gilbert Arthur, b. June 2, 1869. 

-4»y S.- 

GEORGE STARR,— son of Comfort 473, Comfort 470, John 
449, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Sept. 21, 
1816, at Danbury, Ct. ; brought up in Canfield, 0.; lived in Hud- 
son, afterward at Morgan, Ashtabula Co., O.; a tailor by trade, 
a farmer by practice, and constable by election; class-leader and 
steward in the Methodist church; d. May 27, 1875. 

He m. Oct. 20, 1841, JANE, dau. of Jonathan and Nancy 
(Frethy) "WARNER, b. July 8, 1820, at Jefferson, O. 


A Ellen Louisa, b. April 19, 1843, d. Feb. 28, 1862. 
B Mary Jane, b. July 6, 1845, d. Feb. 15, 1862, 

C Ann Eliza, b. Aug. 25, 1847, m. Oct. 1, 1868, Austin J. Hyde, b. 
Sept., 1847, at Bristol, O. ; res. Hart's Grove, Ashtabula Co. 




Arthur Henry, b. March 29, 1870.— Minnie Belle, b. March 14, d. 

May 14, 1873.— Flora May, b. Feb. 12, 1875. Daughter, b. . 

D Orlando Comfort, b. May 26, 1850, at Morgan, O., where he still 
resides, "East Trumbull P. O."; a teacher of penmanship, and 
farmer; m. April 18, 1872, Mary J., dau. of Elias S. and Mary J. 
{Hubbard) Scouton, b. Nov. 24, 1852, at Cazenovia, N. Y. 


E Ethel Lamont Starr, b. Oct. 14, 1873. 
F George William Starr, b. Feb. 9, 1876. 
4- Alice Isabelle, b. April 20, 1853, d. Jan. 27, 1854. 

4^0 . 

WILLIAM STARR,— son of Comfort 473,— b. July 18, 1818, 
at Canfield, 0.; left home at the age of 17; learned the carpenter's 
trade; settled at Plain well, Allegan Co., Mich.; a prominent and 
active member of the Meth. church; m. Oct. 18, 1843, MIRENA, 
dau. of Richard and Luna (Kellogg) CROY, b. Jan. 8, 1823, at 
Hudson, 0. 


A Charles Erastus, b. Jan. 25, 1845, in Hudson, O. ; an ornamental 
painter; served four months in Co. F, 171st Reg't O. Vols. N. G. ; 
resides at Newton Falls, Trumbull Co., O. ; m. Dec. 20, 1869, 
Martha, dau. of Allen and Rachel {Hinchcliffe) Hoyle, b. April 3, 
1848. A son— 
B Frank Albert Starr, b. Feb. 15, 1872. 

C Emma, b. Sept. 18, 1847; m. June 1, 1867, Bronson, son of Egbert J. 
and Caroline {Price) Schoonmaker, b. June 3, 1842, at Ellsworth, 
O. ; attorney at law; res. Plainwell, Mich. 


Guy, b. March 20, 1868.— Ray, b. March 20, 1873.— Bronson, b. 

Feb. 23, 1878. 
D Julia E., b. Feb. 17, 1850; m. Dec. 11, 1872, Levi, son of Dan and 

Betsey {Foster) Arnold, b. July 11, 1844; a farmer in his native 

town of Plainwell, Mich. A son — 

Harold L. Arnold, b. Feb. 14, 1878. 
E Mart Ann, b. June 9, 1852; m. Nov. 26, 1873, Willard Alfred, son of 

John Henry and Mary Reed {Anderson) Lasher, b. April 21, 1852, 

at St. Johnsville, N. Y. ; tinner; res. Plainwell, Mich. A son — 

Charles W. Lasher, b. Feb. 18, 1878. 
F Eva May, b. March 6, 1855. 
G William, b. Aug. 24, 1860. 
H George, b. Dec. 12, 1863. 



DANBURY BRANCH— 480, 481. 


PETER STARR,— son of Comfort 4*70, John 449, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Aug. 19, 1771, in Dan- 
bury; his grandfather gave land at "Beaver Brook" to him and 
his brothers; he bought out their portion; a farmer; d. May 10, 
1850; was buried in the old cemetery at Danbury. He m. Sept. 
15, 1791, MARY, dau. of Miles and Lois {Benedict) BOUGHTON 
[448 A], b. June 26, 1774, d. Nov. 4, 1849. 


A Ezra Miles, b. Feb. 7, 1793 ; a merchant in his native town, which 
lie represented in the General Assembly in 1852 ; d. Oct. 4, 1866 ; 
m. Sept. 26, 1820, Harriet, dau. of Zalmon and Mary {Dibble) 
Wildman, who d. Jan. 26, 1822, ae. 22 y., 2m., 27 d., leaving an 
infant — 
+ Harriet Wildman Starr, d. May 10, 1822, se. 8 mos. , 22 d. 

B Lucy, b. July 18, 1798, d. April 29, 1863. She m. Oct. 29, 1815, Philo 

Lyon, d. . lyon children. 

Henry Beach, b. Aug. 16, 1816, d. March 9, 1841. He m. May 22, 
1837, Lydia Disbrow.— Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1821, m. May 19, 1847, 
Ira Morse. 

C Melancthon, b. Dec. 5, 1801, d. Jan. 28, 1832. He m. Esther 
Bishop, who d. in 111. ; no children. 


NATHANIEL STARR,— son of John 449, John 448, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Feb. 12, 1746; a farmer in 
" Beaver Brook," Danbury. His name frequently appears on the 
records, in the purchase and sale of lands, and in 1785 he was 
appointed on a committee, by the First church, about their own 
land. Tradition says "he was benevolent, witty, and noted for 
his eccentricities"; d. Jan. 15, 1828; was buried with his ances- 
tors in the old cemetery. He m. ELIZABETH, dau. of Daniel 
and Elizabeth TAYLOR, b. Dec. 16, 1745, d. Dec. 28, 1833. 


A Betsey, d. Feb. 3, 1831, as. 55. She m. Elijah Sanford, of Reading; 
a saddler; lived in Danbury; d. Dec. 3, 1833, ae. 65. 


Elias Starr, b. June 2, 1794, d. Jan. 8, 1865.— Frederick B., b. 

. — Lavinia, m. — . — Pitman, and d. March 18, 1834. 

482 Elias, b. Jan. 12, 1779. 
B Hannah, b. March 4, 1781, m. Isaac Baldwin; lived in Danbury, and 
had Starr, Eliza, Maria; m. Walter Signor. 


DANBURY FAMILY— 482, 483. 


Col. ELIAS STARR,— son of Nathaniel 481, John 449, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Jan. 12, 1779, in 
Danbury, Ct. ; graduated at Yale College in 1803. He was a 
merchant for a time, but his life was chiefly devoted to the cause 
of education, and taught a select school in his native town for 
many years. In the Cong, society he was the clerk for nine years, 
and on various committees during the time; afterward became a 
Baptist. He held a Col.'s commission in the militia; a highly 
respected citizen, and represented the town in the State Legisla- 
ture in 1812. In Apl., 1834, he removed to New Rochelle, N. Y.; 
thence, in 1838, to New York City, where he d. Feb. 17, 1855. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 14, 1804, MARY ELIZABETH, only dau. of 
Hon. William and Elizabeth Jemima (Chandler) EDMOND, of 
Newtown, Ct., b. May 23, 1785, d. May 13, 1825; buried in the 
old cem. in D.; m. (2d) Oct. 23, 1826, HARRIET HOWARD, 
dau. of Joseph Faikchild and Elizabeth (Burr) WHITE, b. Sept. 
27, 1792, at D.; d. Jan. 8, 1876, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

children by first wife. 

483 Elizabeth Edmond, b. June 15, 1806. 

484 Mary Chandler, b. July 3, 1808. 

485 Nathaniel Winthrop, b. May 6, 1811. 

A Sarah Edmond, b. Dec. 2, 1813, d. May 12, 1832. 

B Julia Maria, b. Sept. 14, 1818, d. Dec. 9, 1872. She m. Sept. 14, 
1837, William Jones, b. in England ; a merchant ; lived at Kingston, 
New York, and Richmond, Va. ; no children. 

C Ellen Elodia, b. Oct. 24, 1824, m. May 25, 1852, Rodney New- 
kirk, son of James Ward and Mary (JVewkirk) Baldwin, b. May 
29, 1819 ; a merchant at Kingston, N. Y. ; d. June 16, 1863. 


Ellie Starr, b. Jan. 15, 1854.— Mary Butters, b. Jan. 14, 1856, d. 
Sept. 7, 1856.— James Ward, b. May 7, 1857, d. Dec. 26, 1857.— 
Julia, b. Men. 20, 1859.— Jessie, b. Jan. 10, 1861. 


D Melancthon White, b. July 23, 1828; student of medicine; grad- 
uated in 1846 at N. Y. University; d. in San Francisco, Cal., 
Aug. 19, 1852; buried in Wooster Cem., Danbury, May 13, 1853, 
488 Theodore Burr, b. Aug. 6, 1837. 


ELIZABETH EDMOND STARR,— dau. of Col. Elias 482— b. June 
15, 1806, at Danbury, Ct. ; an estimable woman ; d. Nov. 27, 1833. She 



m. Jan. 21, 1828, ENOCH, son of Benjamin and Anne {Fryer) ARMIT- 
AGE, b. Jan. 21, 1805, in New York; a merchant in his native city. 
Their only child, 


WISCONSIN, b. Sept. 6, 1830; graduated with high honors at Columbia 
Coll. in 1849 ; studied theology at the Epis. Seminary at New York ; 
ordained Deacon in June, 1852; Priest by Bishop Burgess of Me., 
Oct., 1859; four years Rector of St. Mark's church, Augusta, Me. ; 
Oct., 1859, went to Detroit, Mich., as Rector of St 4 John's 
church, where, Dec. 6, 1866, he was consecrated Assistant Bishop 
of the Epis. Church of Wisconsin; May, 1870, succeeded to the 
full charge of the Diocese, and, "From that time until his death, 
few Episcopates have been more nobly filled. Of intense earnest- 
ness of character, the utmost sincerity in his love for God and 
his church, he gave himself — heart and soul — to the care of the 
vast diocese. Remarkably sound in judgment, with a well-bal- 
anced and well-furnished mind, a noble presence and voice, and 
an exceedingly earnest manner, he was a most impressive and 
effective preacher, while his amiable manners and playful spirit 
made him a delightful companion. Few men had such power as 
he had in winning the confidence and love of those around him. 
He has died young, but has left a noble record." — N. T. Em. Post. 
He d. at St. Luke's Hospital, New York, Dec. 6, 1873 ; funeral 
at St. John's church, Detroit, Dec. 11th, and buried in "Elm- 
wood " cem. of that city. He m. Nov. 30, 1858, Charlotte Louisa, 
dau. of Allen Lombard, of Augusta, Me. 


MARY CHANDLER STARR,— dau. of Col. Elias 482— b. July 3, 
1808, in Danbury, d. Dec. 31, 1854. She m. July 18, 1831, HENRY 
KIERSTED, son of Nicholas and Doreothea {Dow) BICKER, b. Jan. 
20, 1805, in New York; resided at Belleville, N. J.; was cashier of the 
Bank; d. Oct. 6, 1835. 


Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1832, at N. Y. ; m. Rev. Samuel Sayre; res. 

Belleville, N. J. 
Emilia Sophia, b. Jan. 14, 1834, at Newcastle, Del. ; d. Jan. 4, 1858, at 

Yonkers, N. Y. 
Henry Kiersted, b. Nov. 27, 1835, at B. ; living in N. Y. 

After the death of her husband, she m. Sept. 25, 1838, Archibald But- 
ters, b. Sept. 25, 1810, in Edinburgh, Scotland; a commission merchant in 
New York; d. July 13, 1842, at Demerara, South America. 


Jessie, b. June 13, 1839.— Ellen Starr, b. Aug. 23, 1841. 


D ANBURY FAMILY— 485, 486, 486. 


NATHANIEL WINTHROP STARR,— son of Col. Elias 482, 
— b. May 6, 1811, at Danbury; studied two years at Yale Coll.; 
about 1833 went to New York; in 1852 to Yonkers; afterward to 
Kingston, Ulster Co., where he now resides; by profession a 
teacher; Episcopal. 

He m. (1st) Dec. 3, 1835, MARY ANN, dau. of Benjamin A. 
and Hannah (Remington) MUMFORD, b. Oct. 25, 1813, at New- 
port, R. L; d. Dec. 15, 1868; m. (2d) Feb. 3, 1870, ELIZA 
ELMENDORF, dau. of Henky and Catharine (Kiersted) TAP- 
PAN, b. Jan. 17, 1829, at Plattekill, N. Y. 


486 Oliver Winthrop, b. Aug. 26, 1837. 

487 William Edmond, b. Aug. 3, 1839. 

A Hannah Mumford, b. May 18, 1842, m. Oct. 12, 1868, Dr. Francis 
E. , son of Samuel G. and Jane Rebecca {Hart) Doughty, b. Aug. 
14, 1847, at Troy, N. Y. ; physician in New York. A son, 
Augustus Durkee Doughty, b. Apl. 2, d. Dec. 21, 1875. 


OLIVER WINTHROP STARR,— son of Nathaniel Winthrop 
485, — b. Aug. 26, 1837, in New York; lived in Yonkers; removed 
in 1869 to Hastings-on-the-Hudson ; in 1874 to Port Chester, 
Westchester Co. ; is principal of the " Commercial and Collegiate 
Institute " in that town ; received the degree of A. M. from 
Hobart Coll. ; Episcopal. 

He m. Dec. 27, 1858, MARY ELIZA, dau. of Jonathan and 
Maria (Betts) LAWRENCE, b. Aug. 7, 1841, in New York. 


+ Nathaniel Winthrop, b. May 13, 1860, d. Mch. 5, 1864. 

A Edward Lawrence, b. Sept. 20, 1862. 

+ Harry Bicker, b. Apl. 7, 1864, d. Aug. 11, 1864. 

B Francis Doughty, > b Qct lg lg69 
C William Edmond, ) 


WILLIAM EDMOND STARR,— son of Nathaniel Winthrop 
485, — b. Aug. 3, 1839, in New York; lived in Yonkers; in 1869 
removed to New York; clerk; entered the service of his country 
Apl. 23, 1861, in Co. H, 8th Reg't N. Y. Vols., for three months; 
was in the first battle of Bull Run; reenlisted June, 1862, Co. C, 
43 ( 327 ) 

D ANBURY BRANCH— 488, 489. 

37th Reg't N. Y. Vols., for 30 days; Episcopal. He m. (1st) Jan. 
16, 1864, PHEBE ELIZABETH, dau. of William and Phebe 
Elizabeth (Valentine) BUNTING, b. May 28, 1840, at Roslyn, 
N. Y.; d. Oct. 23, 1865; m. (2d) Mch. 31, 1870, ANNIE ELIZ- 
ABETH, dau. of Charles and Tammy (Mead) KELLOGG, of Nor- 
walk, Ct., b. Sept. 4, 1849. 


A Mary Mumford, b. Jan. 15, 1865, at Flushing, L. I. 


THEODORE BURR STARR,— son of Col. Elias 482,— b. 
Aug. 6, 1837, at New Rochelle, N. Y. The next year his parents 
removed to New York, where he has since resided. He is a large 
importer and extensive dealer in the finest diamonds, pearls, jew- 
elry, watches, &c, at 206 Fifth ave. 

Hem. Feb. 25, 1863, CAROLINE MARGARET, dau. of Lewis 

Henry and Caroline W. (Morse) MORRIS, b. July 22, 1839. at 



+ Theodore, b. Dec. 24, d. Dec. 25, 1864. 

A Theodora, b. July 11, 1866. 

B Louis Morris, b. Aug. 12, 1868. 

C Howard White, b. Feb. 16, 1872. 


Lieut. JONATHAN STARR,— son of John 448, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. in Danbury ; lived in the western 
part of the town, near if not within the present limits of Ridge - 
field. Little can be known of him. The fires lighted by British 
soldiers buried his history in the ashes of the town and church 
records. In May, 1747, Serj. Jonathan was elected Lieut.; May 6, 
1751, the Co. was called to the choice of officers, on account of the 
death of Lieut. Jonathan Starr. The same date, Serj. Joseph Tay- 
lor, Jun., and (his brother) Ens. John Starr, were appointed 
administrators on his estate. He was a large land-holder. The 
inventory of his estate, presented May 16, 1751, amounted to over 
£-4,500, including " house, barn, and land adjoining, on this side 
of the brook" at £2,500; "the farm on the west side of the 
brook" at £360; land at Mid'l river £170; Rattle Hill land £350; 
land at Boughton ridge £172 10s., etc., etc. He d. (probably) in 
the winter of 1751. His resting-place is unknown. 


BUTTERNUTS, N. Y., FAMILY— 490, 491. 

He m. RACHEL, the dau. of Joseph and Sarah TAYLOR. 
She afterward married Samuel Gregory [415 B]. 


490 Jonathan, b. — . 
A Rebekah, m. Nathan Hoyt ; they were both living Feb. 14, 1769. 
B Rachel. She m. (1st) Jonathan Beebe, who was living Feb. 14, 
1769. She afterward m. Capt. Ephraim Barmim, by whom she 
had Noah Starr, Philo, Eder, Rebekah, Peter; res. Bethel. 
510 Micajah, b. April 2, 1746. 
529 Benjamin, b. — . 
549 Elijah, b. 1751. 

There is a tradition of another son Nathaniel, who d. April 26, 1777, 
and suspect it may be true, although there in no hint of it on the records. 



JONATHAN STARR,— son of Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — lived in Danbury; in 1757 he vol- 
unteered as a soldier, for the relief of Fort William Henry ; in 
1785 he sells nine acres of land at Rattle Hill, in D.; Nov. 2, 
1805, deeds land in D., which fell to him from his Uncle Joseph 
Taylor, dec'd, and soon after removed to Butternuts, Otsego Co., 
N. Y., where his son was living, and d. Feb., 1823. 

He m. Oct. 1, 1760, LUCY, dau. of Lea. Joseph and Elizabeth 
RUGGLE& of Brookfield; d. May, 1817. 


491 Tryphena, b. May 12, 1762. 
493 Jonathan, b. March 18, 1764. 

A Rachel, b. Oct. 12, 1765, m. Lay Noble; lived in New Milford, Ct. ; 
d. childless. 
503 Salmon, b. Jan. 9, 1770. 
B Lucy, b. May 15, 1779, m. Bogardus Piatt; lived in New Milford, 
Ct. ; d. childless. 

492 Hannah, b. April 13, 1782. 

C Cynthia, b. March 22, 1790, m. Eldad Jackson, of New Milford, Ct. ; 
had Oliver and Harriet, perhaps more ; removed to Ohio. 

49 1 

TRYPHENIA STARR,— dau. of Jonathan 490,— b. May 12, 1762, d. 

March 23, 1851. She m. May 14, 1783, BENJAMIN SPERRY, son of 

Jabez ROCKWELL, b. May 19, 1762, at Danbury, where they lived until 

about 1795, when they removed to Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y. He d. 

Oct. 30, 1835; farmer. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 492, 493. 


Ard Starr, b. Dec. 5, 1783, d. July 4, 1866.— Keziah, b. Sept. 3, 1785, 
d. March 19, 1865.— Ashbel Ruggles, b. Sept. 10, 1787, d. May 27, 1861.— 
Amos, b. July 25, 1789, d. May 25, 1870.— Andrew, b. Oct. 20, 1791, d. 
April 21, 1858.— Asahel, b. Jan. 12, 1794; living Jan., 1876.— Rachel, b. 
Aug. 18, 1796, d. July 5, 1827.— Laura, b. July 9, 1800; living Jan., 1876.— 
Anson, b. May 28, 1805; living Jan., 1876.— Almon, b. Jan. 22, 1807, d. 
Nov. 3, 1860. 

It is noticeable the names of all the sons commence with A; they were 
carpenters, and fine, noble men. 


HANNAH STARR,— dau. of Jonathan 490,— b. April 13, 1782, at Dan- 
bury, d. Nov. 3, 1857. She m. Sept. 8, 1805, ENOS, son of Levi and 
Mrs. Sarah {Bradley) (Bard) CHATFIELD, b. June 11, 1782, at Derby, 
Ct. ; went to Butternuts and m. ; lived at Hornby and Mill Port, N. Y. ; 
in 1853 removed to Belle Plain, Minn. ; d. Aug. 23, 1858. 


Orlando Decaloes, b. June 13, 1806. 

Levi Starr, b. March 7, 1808; a member, in 1838, '39, and '40, of the N. Y. 
Legislature from Otsego Co. ; is now a lawyer in New York. 

Andrew Gould, b. Jan. 27, 1810; a self-made man, having by his own 
unaided exertions acquired an education; became a prominent 
lawyer in all the courts of N. Y. , and finally Judge ; was elected to 
the N. Y. Legislature three times from Steuben Co. ; June 27, 1836, 
m. Eunice E. Beeman, of Addison, N. Y. ; removed to Belle 
Plain, Minn., where he d. Oct. 3, 1875. 

Cynthia, b. March 5, 1812. 


JONATHAN STARR,— son of Jonathan 490, Jonathan 489, 
John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. May 18, 1764, 
in Danbury, Ct. ; a shoemaker ; he sold his inheritance in D., and 
removed about 1804 to Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y., and became 
a farmer; d. May 6, 1838; Universalist ; m. March 29, 1787, 
MARY, dau. of Nathan and Abigail (Stevens) DIBBLE, b. May 
30, 1769, at D., d. Sept. 11, 1811. 


495 Nahum, b. Jan. 24, 1790. 
A Orman, b. Nov. 13, 1791; left his home in 1818; has not been heard 
from since. 
494 Polly, b. Nov. 12, 1793. 
B Lura, b. March 9, 1795, d. Jan. 10, 1843. She m. Oct. 26, 1814, 
David, son of Nathan and Lucy Piatt, b. Jan. 17, 1791 ; farmer at 
Butternuts; d. Sept. 27, 1875. 


BUTTERNUTS, N. Y., FAMILY— 494, 495. 


Nathan Starr, b. May 14, 1816.— George Lenus, b. Oct. 11, 1820, 
d. Feb. 13, 1821.— Sophia Minerva, b. Nov. 7, 1830. 
C Lucy, b. Aug. 25, 1797, d. Jan. 13, 1838. She m. in the spring of 
1819, Ebenezer Colt, son of James and Susan {Fosdick) Swift, b. 
Aug. 8, 1796; a farmer at Hamilton, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 28, 1842. 


Mary, b. Feb. 2, 1820, d. June, 1848.— Lansing, b. Feb. 7, 1823, d. 
Sept., 1872.— Alfred Starr, b. Jan. 24, 1825; a merchant at Tekou- 
sha, Mich. 
501 Ruggles, b. July 4, 1799. 

D Alfred, b. 1801; was in the Mexican war under Gen. Taylor; noth- 
ing known of him since. 

E Maryette, b. March 25, 1803; m. Oct. 8, 1834, Erastus, son of 
Edward and Mehitable {Nash) Curtis, b. Nov. 21, 1809, at Plain- 
field, Mass. ; farmer in Smithport, McKean Co. , Pa. 


Lucy C, b. July 21, 1838, d. July 26, 1851.— Lucian L., b. April 
29, 1840, d. Sept. 13, 1841.— Mary E., b. Jan. 21, 1843, m. Sept. 
4, 1861, Frank O. Richmond.— Merilla O., b. March 26, 1845, d. 
Feb. 1, 1846. 


POLLY STARR,— dau. of Jonathan 493,— b. Nov. 12, 1793, at Dan- 
bury, Ct., d. Apl. 14, 1849. She m. Mch. 21, 1813, NATHANIEL, son 
of Lewis and Caroline {French) BEERS, b. Dec. 14, 1789, in Conn.; 
mechanic and farmer; lived at Butternuts; d. May 18, 1868, at Morris, 


William Starr, b. Dec. 21, 1813.— Orman, b. June 1, 1816. 

Oliver, b. Feb. 14, 1818; living at Maple Grove, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
Thanks for his kind assistance in collecting the records of the Starr family 
of Butternuts. His great interest in this work is in striking contrast with 
the indifference of many who bear the name of Starr. 

Andrew, b. Sept. 21, 1819.— Ambrose, b. Sept. 9, 1822.— Albert, b. 
June 7, 1824, d. Aug. 22, 1829.— Rachel, b. Mch. 14, 1826.— Russell Dib- 
ble, b. Apl. 13, 1828.— Catharine Louisa, b. May 23, 1831.— Mary Jane, b. 
Feb. 20, 1833. 


NAHUM STARR,— son of Jonathan 493, Jonathan 490, Jona- 
than 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Jan. 
24, 1790, in Danbury; was about 14 years old when his parents 
removed to Butternuts; a soldier in the war of 1812; was in the 
battle of Queenstown; drew a pension, and his widow after him 
while she lived; May 13, 1817, removed to Sherburne, Chenango 



Co., N. Y. ; a hardware merchant, and one of the best of men; 
d. Dec. 3, 1861; Universalist. 

He m. July 3, 1813, ELECTA, dau. of Benjamin and Nancy 
(Smith) LATHROP, b. Mch. 10, 1793, at Worthington, Mass. 


A Harriet Maria, b. Feb. 9, 1815, m. Mch. 3, 1839, Horatio, son of 
John and Lois (Coe) Garratt, b. Aug. 24, 1811, at Burlington, 
N. Y. ; a member of the firm H. Garratt & Son, merchants, in 
New Milford, Pa. 


Everett Starr, b. July 29, 1841.— Lucia Maria, b. June 7, 1843, m. 
G. McCollum.— Horatio Lee, b. Mch. 22, 1847, d. July 12, 1855. 
—Lewis, b. July 6, 1850, d. Feb. 12, 1863. 

496 George Lathrop, b. Oct. 21, 1816. 

B Nancy Smith, b. Nov. 28, 1818, d. Mch. 12, 1849. She m. May 12, 
1840, Dr. John Leonard, son of Leonard and Sally (French) Kel- 
logg, b. Apl. 8, 1811, at Manlius, N. Y. ; res. Bridgewater, N. Y. 

C Addison Melvin, b. Aug. 22, 1820, m. Mch. 12, 1863, Harriet K. 
Cushman; res. San Francisco; no children. 

D Edwin Augustus, b. Dec. 27, 1822, m. Dec. 29, 1846, Margaret P. 
Wentz. He resides at Olympia, Wash. Ter. ; is Capt. of one of 
the Sound steamboats. A son, 
E Frederick W. Starr, b. Aug. 15, 1849. 

497 Lewis Mandeville, b. Dec. 13, 1824. 

498 Sidney Lebbeus, b. Feb. 9, 1827. 

F John Henry, b. Apl. 24, 1829 ; went to Oregon about 1852 ; lives at 

Portland; tinsmith; unm'd. 
+ Abbie Ann, b. June 19, 1832, d. Oct. 22, 1832. 

499 Judson Heber, b. Jan. 27, 1834. 

500 Lucius Yillroy, b. Apl. 4, 1836. 


GEORGE LATHROP STARR,— son of Nahum 495,— b. Oct. 
21, 1816; res. Sherburne; d. May 13, 1860; m. Nov. 10, 1842, 

MARY, dau. of and Laura (Barnes) HUBBY, b. Aug. 30, 

1820, at Columbus, N. Y. 


A Georgiana, b. Mch. 4, 1845, m. Mch. 26, 1867, Charles Albert, son of 
Noah H. and Mary (Angell) Merchant, b. Oct. 4, 1841, at New 
Berlin, N. Y. ; a merchant in his native town. 


Harriet Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1869.— Mary Elouise, b. Jan. 15, 
1872.— Charles Henry, b. July 26, 1873. 


BUTTERNUTS, K Y., FAMILY— 497, 498, 499, 500. 


LEWIS MANDEVILLE STARR,— son of Nahum 495,— 
b. Dec. 13, 1824, in Sherburne, N. Y.; went to Cal. in 1849; thence 
the next year to Portland, Oregon, where he started the First Nat. 
Bank; in 1872 removed to Victoria, British Columbia, and is now 
running a line of steamboats on Puget Sound. 

He m. Nov. 28, 1869, ELIZA JANE, dau. of James and Mary 
(Severns) McMULLEN, b. Dec. 12, 1849, at Canton, 111. 


+ David Monastis, b. Jan. 3, 1872, d. Sept. 7, 1872. 
+ A Son, b. May 3, 1874. 


SIDNEY LEBBEUS STARR,— son of Nahum 495,— b. Feb. 
9, 1827, in Sherburne, N. Y.; a hardware merchant in his native 
town; d. Aug. 24, 1867; Epis.; m. (1st) Aug. 19, 1851, RHODA 
ELVIRA, dau. of Henry Champion and Philena Graves ( Clark) 
ISHAM, b. Sept. 10, 1832, at Hamilton, d. Feb. 14, 1852; m. (2d) 
July 20, 1859, JANE TRACY, dau. of Ebenezer Cone and 
Nancy (Powell) HARVEY, b. Oct. 6, 1836, at Plainfield, N. Y. 
His wid. m. again, and is living in Buffalo, N. Y. 

4- Son, b. Sept. 23, d. Sept. 28, 1860. 
-f Daughter, b. July 28, d. Aug. 30, 1861. 


JUDSON HEBER STARR,— son of Nahum 495 ; — b. Jan. 27, 
1834, in Sherburne, N. Y.; settled in Salem, Oregon; tinner; d. 
Mch. 28, 1866: Episcopal. He m. Nov. 27, 1862, THERESA, dau. 
of William Henry and Ann (Perkins) RECTOR, b. Sept. 4, 1843, 
in Jackson Co., Mo. She is now living in Los Gatos, Cal. 


A Lewis Judson, b. Mch. 26, 1866. 


LUCIUS VILLROY STARR,— son of Nahum 495,— b. Apl. 4, 
1836, at Sherburne, N. Y. ; July 9, 1857, started for Oregon; set- 
tled at Lafayette, Yam Hill Co.; tinsmith; Universalist; m. Feb. 
7, 1861, ELLEN DOUGLAS, dau. of Wm. Miron and Mary 
(Hadley) KING, b. Jan. 11, 1841, at Conneautville, Pa. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 501, 502. 


A Addison Mandeville, b. Nov. 18, 1861. 

SO 1 .- 

RUGGLES STARR,— son of Jonathan 493, Jonathan 490, 
Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — 
Id. July 4, 1799, in Danbury; was 2 years old when the family 
removed to Butternuts, where he has since resided, but the town 
having been divided, leaves his home in the town of Morris, Otsego 
Co.; carpenter; Universalist. He m. Nov. 29, 1829, FRANCES 
AUGUSTA, dau. of Stephen and Betsey (Caswell) LUDING- 
TON, b. July 1, 1806, in Warren, N. Y. 


502 Albert Horatio, b. Men. 21, 1830. 

A Mary Augusta, b. July 11, 1832, m. Feb. 11, 1852, Isaac Leggett, son 
of Richard and Nancy (Caffry) Bowne, b. June 13, 1823, in Mor- 
ris; a carpenter at M. A son, 
Frank Case Bowne, b. Aug. 15, 1860. 

B Ann Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1834, m. Feb. 6, 1855, George T. Kidder, 
a native of Eng. ; settled at Morris, N. Y. ; a carriage-maker; in 
1860 went to farming; Aug., 1862, enlisted in Co. C, 152d Reg't 
N. Y. Vols. ; com. 2d Lieut., and was killed May 6, 1864, in the 
battle of the Wilderness ; his body was not found. 


Starr, b. Jan. 13, 1859.— Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 17, 1862. 
+ Twins, b. Apl. 5, 1836, d. Apl. 8, and Apl. 19, 1836. 
4- Adelaide, b. Jan. 21, 1838, d. May 26, 1838. 
C Elinor Cole, b. July 11, 1840, m. Feb. 9, 1860, John McCoy, son of 

Aaron and Jane (McCoy) Radley, b. in Albany; lived at Morris; 

farmer; enlisted Aug., 1862, in Co. C, 152d Reg't N. Y. Vols.; a 

faithful soldier; after the battle of Deep Bottom, Va., Aug., 1864, 

he was among the missing; doubtless killed, and sleeps in an 

unknown grave. A son, 

Alfred Henry Radley, b. May 6, 1862. 

She afterward m. John Houghtaling, and had Nelson, b. Feb. 18, 



Dr. ALBERT HORATIO STARR,— son of Ruggles 501,— b. 
March 21, 1830, in Oswego Co., N. Y. ; brought up and married 
in Morris; removed in 1854 to Wis., in 1857 to 111., and in 1859 
to Mo. ; physician and surgeon ; Congregational. • 

At the breaking out of the civil war he was in the practice of 



his profession at Sparta, Mo. There were but three Union men 
in the town, including himself. He was duly notified that he was 
raised too far North to live there, unless he would go with the South, 
and was promised a commission as assistant surgeon in the Con- 
federate service if he would do so, which offer was at once posi- 
tively declined. On the night of Nov. 2, 1861, his house was 
visited by an armed band of bushwhackers raiding, through the 
country, who seized him, took him to a tree, to serve him as they 
did four other Union men that same night; but in this instance 
their plan was frustrated by the fortunate appearance of a band of 
200 Union men in pursuit of them. The next day he removed to 
St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., and Jan. 25, 1862, enlisted in an Artil- 
lery Co. ; discharged June 30, 1862, for disability. After serving 
as Provost Marshal of the county for several months, he was com- 
missioned June 29, 1863, Asst. Surgeon, and served at Lexington 
and Chillicothe, Mo., in post hospital most of the time until the 
close of the war, when he practiced several years in Champaign 
City, TIL, and in 1870 settled at Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. 
He m. Dec. 11, 1853, EUNICE ANTOINETTE, dau. of Rufus 
and Betsey (Gibson) HALL, b. Sept. 2, 1833, at Morris. 


A Frances Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1854, at Morris. 
B Ida May, b. Dec. 3, 1857, in Wis. 


SALMON STARR,— son of Jonathan 490, Jonathan 489, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Jan. 9, 1770, at 
Danbury; removed in 1800 to Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y.; far- 
mer; d. Dec. 2, 1858; Universalist ; m. Jan. 10, 1793, ELIZA- 
BETH, dau. of David and Alice (Couch) ADAMS, b. June 18, 
1760, at Bethel, Ct. ; d. Feb. 26, 1841. 


504 Eli, b. July 27, 1794. 
A Susan, b. July 27, 1797, d. Dec. 25, 1865. She m. Oct., 1818, David, 
son of John and Pollyf erne (Preble) Gillett, b. in Newtown, Ct. ; 
settled at Butternuts, N. Y. ; farmer; d. Feb. 13, 1851. 


David Augustus, b. June 6, 1819, d. Aug. 8, 1841. — Elizabeth 

Ann, b. Aug. 13, 1820, m. Beekman. — Adeline Eliza, b. May 

31, 1823, d. May 10, 1840.— John Portius, b. Jan. 10, 1828, d. 

Dec. 12, 1839. 

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BANBURY BRANCH— 504, 505. 

505 Czar Noble, b. Oct. 20, 1799. 

506 Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1801. 


ELI STARR,— son of Salmon 503,— b. July 27, 1794, at Dan- 
bury ; brought up at Butternuts; settled at Otego, Otsego Co., 
N. Y.; mechanic and farmer; d. Sept. 24, 1844; m. March 5, 
1816, SALLY, dau. of Jesse and Sarah (Atwell) HURLBURT, 
b. Nov. 16, 1796, at Roxbury, Ct. 


A Cynthia, b. Aug. 28, 1817, m. Sept. 1, 1842, Bennett Beardsley; res. 

Oneonta, N. Y. 
B Harmon, b. June 13, 1820, d. May 15, 1844; m. Sept. 28, 1843, Marilla 

Mills; res. Oneonta, N. Y. 
C Ltjra, b. April 19, 1823, d. Sept. 6, 1868. She m. Sept. 16, 1844, Eze- 

kiel Tracy; res. Sidney, N. Y. 
D Eli Ruggles, b. Jan. 1, 1826; res. Otego.; unm'd. 
E Jesse Hurlburt, b. Feb. 10, 1828; res. Otego; unm'd. 
+ Pulaski, b. July 13, 1830, d. June 7, 1841. 
F Sarah Ann, b. April 16, 1833, d. Oct. 28, 1875. She m. March 7, 

1855, Ansyl, son of William and Samantha Barney, b. April 1, 

1831, at Worcester, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; a retired farmer in his 

native town. A son — 

Edgar Starr Barney, b. April 10, 1862. 
G Harriet Rocepha, b. Nov. 3, 1835 ; res. O. ; unm'd. 
H Edgar Amos, b. Dec. 19, 1838, m. Oct. 6, 1863, Sarah Josephine Hor- 

ton; res. Otego. 
Frequent letters to the members of the Eli Starr family, asking for rec- 
ords, have never received even the courtesy of an acknowledgment. The 
above record was kindly obtained by Oliver Beers, Esq. 


CZAR NOBLE STARR,— son of Salmon 503,— b. Oct. 20, 
1799, at Danbury ; brought up and settled in Butternuts, now 
Morris, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; farmer; d. May 30, 1870; Universalist. 
He m. Dec. 12, 1826, PHIL A, dau. of John and Hannah (Somers) 
HENDRIX, b. June 26, 1806, at B. 


A Louisa, b. Feb. 18, 1828; m. Feb. 19, 1852, Harvey Bradley, son of 
Augustus and Betsey Harriet (Underwood) Hulbert, b. May 6, 
1831, at Otego; res. Morris, N. Y. ; no children. 

B Susan Amanda, b. June 24, 1832; m. Feb. 2, 1859, George P., son of 
Samuel Brown and Sally (Burdick) Luther, b. at Otego ; res. Ots- 
dawa, N. Y. 




Cora Etta, b. April 29, I860.— Geo. Noble, b. Aug. 15, 1868. 

C Beerah Noble, b. Aug. 8, 1835, at Morris ; is a merchant at Otsdawa, 
Otsego Co., N. Y. ; Universalist; m. Feb. 15, 1871, Phebe Mind- 
well, dau. of Ezra and Catharine ( Vanvalkenburg) Gates, b. July 
18, 1850, at Steuben, N. Y. A daughter— 
D Frances Mary Starr, b. July 21, 1872. 

E Georce Andrew, b. Nov. 10, 1838, at Morris, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
where, an honored and respected farmer and citizen, he is still liv- 
ing; m. March 1, 1876, Hannah Elizabeth, dau. of Ezra and Catha- 
rine ( Vanvalkenburg) Gates, b. May 6, 1853, at Sherburne, N. Y. 


SAMUEL STARR,— son of Salmon 503,— b. Aug. 7, 1801, in 
Butternuts, where he has always lived, but the division of the 
town makes him in Morris, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; farmer; Universalist ; 
m. Jan. 12, 1824, MABEL, dau. of John and Hannah (Somers) 
HENDRIX, b. Nov. 15, 1801, at Newtown, Ct. 


A Olivia, b. Dec. 25, 1825 ; living at Lott's Creek, Iowa ; unm'd. 

507 Salmon Leroy, b. June 15, 1827. 

B Hannah Miranda, b. July 26, 1828, d. April 2, 1872; m. May 7, 
1851, Josiah Albert, son of Lucius and Nancy (Sanderson) Moody, 
b. Aug. 30, 1828, at Morris ; a merchant at Unadilla Center, Otsego 


Nancy Delphine, b. March 28, 1852. — Edwin Starr, b. June 25, 
1854, d. April 1, 1862.— Frank Eugene, b. May 11, 1861. 

C John, b. Feb. 12, 1830, d. Sept. 8, 1854; unm'd. 

D Ira, b. April 26, 1832 ; a cooper and wagon maker at New Lisbon, 
Otsego Co., N. Y. ; m. Oct. 6, 1857, Mary Dunbar, dau. of Joseph 
and Anna Maria (Hawley) Johnson, b. Oct. 4, 1833, at N. L. ; no 

508 David Orlando, b. Sept. 20, 1833. 

509 Gould Chatpield, b. June 8, 1835. 

E Helen Eliza, b. Dec. 25, 1836; m. Oct. 10, 1858, William Nelson, 
son of Rufus and Lucinda (Comstock) Gardner, b. at Laurens, 
N. Y. ; farmer at Clear Lake, Iowa. 


Jennie Mabel, b. July 11, 1860, d. Feb. 13, 1868.— William Henry, 
b. Feb. 21, 1863. 
F Henry Augustus, b. March 31, 1839 (twin); a farmer in his native 
town of Morris; Universalist; m. Nov. 15, 1871, Celia Braley, 
dau. of Josiah B. and Sally (Braley) Hull, b. March 14, 1840, at 
M. A daughter — 
G Bertha Mabel Starr, b. June 17, 1874. 


DANBURY BRANCH— 507, 508, 509, 510. 

H Harriet, b. March 31, 1839 (twin); m. Clarence Allen; res. Savona, 

n. y. 

I Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1842, m. R. D. Thompson; res. Savona, 
N. Y. 


SAMUEL LEROY,— son of Samuel 506,— b. June 15, 1827, 
in Morris, N. Y.; removed Oct., 1844; settled in Arbqla, Tuscola, 
Co., Mich.; farmer; m. June 6, 1850, CAROLINE, dau. of Rus- 
sell and Elizabeth (Hapeman) JUMP, b. Apl. 2, 1831, at Green- 
ville, N. Y. 


A Floyd Adelbert, b. July 17, 1851. 
B Samuel Russell, b. Sept. 15, 1860. 


DAVID ORLANDO STARR,— son of Samuel 506,— b. Sept. 
20, 1833, -at Morris; left there Apl. 1, 1871; settled at Otego, N. Y.; 
farmer; Christian; m. Feb. 23, 1859, DEBORAH EVELINE, 
dau. of Asa W. and Anstrus (Carr) LAMB, b. Oct. 4, 1839, at O. 


A George Le Grand, b. Nov. 29, 1860. 
B Lillie Anstrus, b. Nov. 13, 1869. 


GOULD CHATFIELD STARR,— son of Samuel 506,— b. 
June 8, 1835, at Morris; settled at Otego, N. Y. ; farmer; m. 
Dec. 2, 1862, MARAH JANE, dau. of Asa W. and Anstrus 
(Carr) LAMB, b. Feb. 15, 1841, at O. 


+ Frances Marian, b. Feb. 27, 1865, d. May 24, 1868. 
A Myrle Mabel, b. July 16, 1869. 
B Nevah Hannah, b. Apl. 8, 1872. 

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MICAJAH STARR,— son of Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Apl. 2, 1746, in Danbury, Ct., 
and was living there Jan. 3, 1772, when he was appointed admin- 
istrator on the estate of Piatt Betts. He removed to Reading, and 

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May 18, 1777, was received with his wife to the membership of 
the Church "■ by virtue of a certificate from the First church in Dan^ 
bury, that they were members of that church in good standing; " 
and had their son Piatt bap., and Apl. 4, 1779, their dau. Sarah. 
Mch. 13, 1780, he bought land in R., " bounded east on the road 
that leads from Danbury to Norwalk; " a teamster in the Revolu- 
tionary army. At Danbury was a depot for military stores, and 
doubtless all the teams in the neighborhood were required for 
their transportation. About 1793-4 he emigrated to Tompkins 
Co., N. Y, ; spent about a year in Ithaca; thence to Milton, and 
bought a tract of land on the east side of Cayuga Lake, and 
bounded by it, four miles north of Ludlowville, now in the town 
of Lansing. He left the Cong, church and became a Baptist, 
probably before he left Reading; was licensed to preach and faith- 
fully ministered to the Baptist church at L., and carried on his 
farm at the same time, until his death, Mch. 2, 1820, leaving quite 
a large property. 

He m. Oct. 29, 1767, ANNA, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Piatt) 
BETTS, of Norwalk, Ct., b. Dec. 5, 1748, d. July 22, 1817. 
After her death he m. Mrs. ANNA CLARK, her 3d husband. 
She d. with her children in the West. 


511 Joseph Betts, b. Oct. 23, 1768. 
A Betsey, b. Jan. 16, 1771. She m. Silas Ludlow, and d. in Jackson 
Co., Mich., and had children, West Hampton Ludlow, a Baptist 
minister. — Elizabeth Ludlow, b. Mch. 4, 1804, m. David McCor- 
mick; res. Lake Ridge, N. Y. ; five children — three living. 
4- Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1772, d. June 4, 1775. 
+ John Platt, b. July 28, 1774, d. Apl. 10, 1776. 
B Platt, b. Nov. 28, 1776, d. Jan. 24, 1792. 

C Sarah, b. Jan. 1, 1779, d. Feb. 24, 1844. She m. Jacob Van Houten, 
and had Rebecca Baker Van Houten, b. May 26, 1807, who m. 
Orange Starr [403]. 
513 Benjamin, b. Aug. 3, 1781. 
520 Philo, b. Dec. 10, 1783. 
D Polly, b. June 26, 1787, d. Sept. 29, 1812. She m. Avery Miner; 

went west; d. ; no childreu. 

525 John, b. Apl. 14, 1790. 


JOSEPH BETTS STARR,— son of Micajah 510,— b. Oct. 23, 
1768, d. June, 1827, in Lansing, N. Y. The name of his wife 
was Ruth. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 512, 513. 


512 Daniel, b. July 30, 1802. 

A Friend, b. June 28, 1804, d. Mch. 12, 1832, unm'd. 

B Miner, b. Oct. 10, 1806, d. June 30, 1836, 

C Arad, b. Sept. 18, 1811, m. Dickerson. 

D Anna, b. Oct. 23, 1815, m. Stephen Ludlow; went to Mich. 


DANIEL STARR,— son of Joseph Betts 511,— b. July 30, 
1802; residence " Lake Ridge," Lansing, Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; 
m. Melinda Patchen, b. A pi. 16,-1805. 


A Mary Annis, b. Dec. 12, 1824, m. Sept. 10, 1857, Daniel Carlisle, son 
of Cyrus and Rebecca {Shepherd) Cadwallader, b. Nov. 21, 1832, 
at Plumstead, Pa. ; farmer and dairyman at Auburn, N. Y. 


Charles Sumner, b. June 9, 1858. — Elmer Ellsworth, b. July 5, 
B Jehiel Ludlow, b. July 6, 1825, m. Susan S. Adams; living at 

Havana, N. Y. 
C Fruend, b. Sept. 28, 1828; settled at Ithaca, N. Y., in 1866; grain 
dealer and forwarder; m. Feb. 25, 1856, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of 
Stephen and Louisa {Gould) White, b. Mch. 15, 1839, at Rochester, 
N. Y. ; children, 
+ Emma Jane Starr, b. May 7, 1858, d. June 10, 1859. 
D William White Starr, b. Aug. 13, 1861. 
+ Frederick Starr, b. Aug. 15, 1863, d. Feb. 22, 1869. 
E Joseph Miner, b. Mch. 28, 1832 ; removed Dec. 30, 1868, to Auburn, 
N. Y., and is a keeper in the prison; m. Nov. 23, 1863, Amelia 
Graham, dau. of John Uraine and Almira {Graham) Vanderhey- 
den, b. Dec. 22, 1839, at A. A son, 
F John Miner Starr, b. Mch. 24, 1868. 
G Ann Eliza, b. Jan. 26, 1839, m. Dec. 24, 1863, Joseph S., son of 
Cyrus and Rebecca {Shepherd) Cadwallader, b. Oct. 4, 1836, at 
Plumstead, Pa. ; a farmer at Howard, N. Y. 


Mary R., b. Nov. 13, 1864, d. July 14, 1871.— Starr, b. June 11, 
1869.— Grace, b. Mch. 16, 1875. 

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BENJAMIN STARR,— son of Micajah 510, Jonathan 489, 
John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Aug. 3, 1781, 
at Reading, Conn.; was about 13 years old when his parents 
removed to Lansing, N. Y. Soon after his marriage his father 
bought him a farm in Newfield, Tompkins Co., on which he settled 



in 1810, and raised 12 children, who were all living when he d., 
Feb. 10, 1830. He was an honored deacon, and his wife a mem- 
ber of the Bap. church. He m. ELIZABETH, dau. of Oliver 
and Jerusha (Knapp) WESTOVER, b. Feb. 18, 1785, at Sheffield, 
Mass., d. Feb. 23, 1862. 


A Loretta, b. Aug. 6, 1804, at L. ; d. Feb. 5, 1870. She m. Dec. 9. 
1823, Joseph, son of Robert and Charlotte (Naras) Alexander, b, 
Nov. 17, 1799; res. Breesport, Chemung Co., N. Y. 


Benjamin Starr, b. Dec. 3, 1824, m. Men. 12, 1856, Sarah Barnes; 
res. Breesport, N. Y. 

Charlotte A., b. Mch. 26, 1827, m. Feb. 16, 1852, Robert Col- 
grove; res. B. 

John A., b. Mch. 28, 1829, m. Mch. 25, 1854, Elizabeth Moore; 
res. North Chemung, N. Y. 

Ransom, b. Nov. 5, 1831, d. Aug. 3, 1836.— Rachel, b. Oct. 12, 
1833, d. Aug. 12, 1836.— Arlow Miner, b. May 11, 1837; res. 
Elmira, N. Y. 

Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1839, d. Oct. 27, 1872, m. Feb. 26, 1868, 
Alfred Baldwin.— Joseph R, b. Sept, 28, 1841, d. Aug. 7, 1868. 
Adaline, b. Mch. 21, 1843, m. Jan. 18, 1871, Charles Hutchins; 
res. North Chemung, N. Y. — Juliette, b. Apl. 25, 1845, m. Jan. 
10, 1869, Rensford Reynolds; res. Clyde, O. 

514 William Orlo, b. Aug. 31, 1807, at Genoa, N. Y. 

515 John Westover, b. May 11, 1810, at Newfield, N. Y. 

B Julia Ann, b. Apl. 27, 1812, m. Dec. 26, 1836, John Emory, son of 
Geo. Washington and Hannah (Wooden) Lee, b. Aug. 24, 1814; 
res. Allegan, Mich. 


Lafayette Starr, b. Nov. 24, 1839, m. Mch. 21, 1861, Sarah Fauver; 
res. A. ; four children, — 

George Westover, b. Jan. 6, 1842, a member of 42d Reg't O. Vols. ; 
d. in the service of his country Jan. 12, 1862, at Louisa, Ky. 

517 Avery Miner, b. July 4, 1814. 

C Ruth, b. Mch. 15, 1816, m. Feb. 10, 1836, Peter McMillen, and d. 
Sept. 16, 1837, at Van Ettenville, leaving an infant dau., Naomi, 
who d. se. 11 mos. 

518 Benjamin, b. July 28, 1818. 

D Luct Ann, b. July 18, 1820, m. (1st) Feb. 15, 1843, Lockwood Smith, 
son of Nathaniel and Sally (Smith) Tompkins, b. July 4, 1818; 
farmer in his native town of Newfield, N. Y. ; d. May 6, 1843, 
three months after marriage. 

She m. (2d) Jan. 1, 1856, John Buskirk, son of John and Eliza- 
beth (Buskirk) Payne, b. Aug. 16, 1818, at Newfield, where he d. 
Mch. 23, 1866; farmer. 


DANBURY BRANCH— 514, 515. 


Charles "Wesley and William Henry, b. Oct. 31, 1856.— Starr J., 

b. Apl. 17, 1858, d. May 6, 1860. 
E Adaline, b. Jan. 8, 1823, m. Dec. 7, 1847, Moses, son of Moses and 

Mary McCorn, b. July 14, 1820; res. Newfield, N. Y. A son, 

Franklin P. McCorn, b. July 18, 1852. 
519 Joseph, b. Apl. 14, 1825. 
F Mary Jane, b. Mch. 19, 1827, m. Nov. 5, 1868, Stephen L., son of 

Benj. and Phebe {Vail) Horton, b. Mch. 15, 1818; res. Covert, 

N. Y. A son, 

Starr Lamott Horton, b. Feb. 19, 1870. 
G Philander, b. Sept. 29, 1829, m. Margaret Jennie; res. Litch- 

H Ettte. — I Charles. — J Cora. 


WILLIAM ORLO STARR,— son of Benjamin 513,— b. Aug. 
31, 1807, at Genoa; when a child his parents settled at Newfield. 
N. Y., where he has since resided; a farmer; recently retired 
and removed into the village; a member of the Methodist church. 

He m. (1st) Jan. 10, 1829, MARY, dau. of Thomas ALLEN, 
b. in New Jersey, d. Jan. 15, 1835; m. (2d) Dec, 12, 1835, HAN- 
NAH, dau. of William and Mary {Curtis) BAKER, b. Aug. 10, 
1813, d. Sept. 16, 1860; m. (3d) Oct. 1, 1862, Mrs. ELIZA 
MACKEY, dau. of Samuel and Ruth [Carpenter) St. JOHN, b. 
Sept. 25, 1816, in Ulster Co. 


+ Mary Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1840, d. Apl. 4, 1843. 

A Amanda Ann, b. Apl. 18, 1842, m. July 1, 1871, Edwin Augustus, 
son of Simeon Leroy and Rosannah (Simonds) Shepherd, b. July 
27, 1848, at Danby, N. Y. ; blacksmith and farmer in his native 

B Charlotte Adaline, b. Dec. 31, 1843. 

C Elsie Jane, b. Dec. 7, 1845, m. Jan. 16, 1877, Jackson Van Riper. 

D Philander Smith, b. Sept. 16, 1847; farmer; res. Newfield; Meth- 
odist; m. Nov. 20, 1872, Lida, dau. of Theophilus Hoel and Eliza 
(Baker) Pierson, b. May 26, 1847, at N. 


E Frederick O. Starr, b. July 11, 1874. 
F William H. Starr, b. Mch. 15, 1876. 
G Mary Adelle, b. Sept. 14, 1856. 

S 1 & 

JOHN WESTOVER STARR,— son of Benjamin 513,— b. May 
11, 1810, at Newfield; removed in the spring of 1863 to Van 



Etten, Chemung Co., N. Y., where he lived only a month, and d. 
May 27, 1863; farmer; Methodist. Hem. Oct. 15, 1830, ORPHA, 
dau. of Laweenoe and Ann (Farnham) AMMERMAN, b. Apl. 
13, 1811, at N., d. Oct. 27, 1875, at West Danby, N. Y. 


A Eleanor Maria, b. Dec. 20, 1831, m. Dec. 18, 1855, Alonzo, son of 
David and Rebecca (Summerton) Beach, b. Sept. 16, 1832, at 
Ithaca, N. Y. ; a blacksmith ; settled at West Danby, in 1856. 


Dwight H., b. May 21, 1858.— J. D., b. Jan. 7, I860.— Jennie 
Florence, b. Apl. 9, 1861.— Frederick Starr, b. Sept. 26, 1862.— 
Nettie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1863.— Charles Edwin, b. Mch. 31, 
1865.— Jerry W., b. Apl. 30, 1866.— Hart D., b. Feb. 10, 1868.— 
Ollie Marilla, b. July 14, 1869.— Melvin Lowell, b. Dec. 12, 1870. 
516 Leander Albino, b. Jan. 16, 1834. 
B Chloe Augusta, b. June 13, 1837, m. Feb. 27, 1856, Madison Abel, 
son of Zenas and Christina (Scutt) Stannard, b. Dec. 16, 1829, at 
Dryden ; a farmer in Hector, Enfield, and now in Havana, N. Y. 


Starr Benjamin and Ida Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1859, at H. — Nehe- 
miah, b. May 4, 1862, at E.— Floyd Eugene, b. Feb. 20, 1865, at 
E.— John Leslie, b. Mch. 20, 1867, at E.— Cora Olive, b. Apl. 7, 
1868, at H.— Ella Christina, b. Mch. 27, 1869, at H— Alice May, 
b. May 1, 1871, at H.— Grace Melissa, b. Apl. 26, 1874, at H. 
C Mary Louisa, b. Feb. 2, 1839, m. Nov. 15, 1860, Isaiah, son of 
Elisha and Nancy Maria (Tyler) Allen, b. Apl. 15, 1827, at Van 
Etten; farmer in North Spencer, Tioga Co., N. Y., since 1861. 


Byron, b. Jan. 9, 1862, d. June 29, 1875.— Ellsworth, b. Sept. 2, 
1863.— Olin, b. Aug. 24, 1870. 

D Olive Melissa, b. Jan. 3, 1842, lives at Newfield ; unm'd. 

E Sarah Lodema, b. Dec. 6, 1845, m. Mch. 7, 1872, Henry O, son of 
Isaac and Adaline (Cleveland) Hosmer, b. June 21, 1844, at Enfield, 
N. Y. ; farmer at Mecklenburgh, N. Y. A child, 
Imogene Hosmer, b. May 18, 1876. 

F Elizabeth Jane, b. Mch. 7, 1850, m. Jan. 5, 1869, Horace Addison, 
son of Milton and Esther (Case) Hugg, b. July 18, 1838, at Spen- 
cer, N. Y. ; farmer in his native town ; no children. 

S 1 O 

LEANDER ALBINO STARR,— son of John Westover 515 — 
b. Jan. 16, 1834, in Newfield; went in 1863 to Chemung Co.; 
lived in Van Etten; thence to E. Elmira, his present res.; farmer; 
Methodist; m. Sept. 4, 1864, ANNIS D., dau. of Edwin M. and 
Ruth M. [Stannard) EAMES, b. Aug. 27, 1845, at V. E. 
45 ( 343 ) 

D ANBURY BRANCH— 517, 518. 


A Ruth Christina, b. June 17, 1865. 
B John Wayland, b. Aug. 27, 1870. 

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AVERY MINER STARR,— son of Benjamin 513,— b. July 4, 
1814, at Newfield, N. Y.; in 1837 went to Litchfield, Medina Co., 
0., where he now resides; farmer; m. Jan. 1, 1840, HARRIET 
SOPHRONIA, dau. of Abraham and Martha (Price) WARREN, 
b. July 15, 1815, at Walworth, N. Y. 


A Frances Latjret, b. May 6, 1842, m. Dec. 24, 1868, Geo. Wiekliffe, 
son of Walker Cole, b. at Colesville, N. Y. ; farmer in Litchfield, 
O. ; no children Nov., 1875. 

B Mary Eliza, b. Nov. 3, 1843, m. Feb. 27, 1868, Enos, son of Thos. 
Jefferson and Margaret {French) Sayers, b. Oct. 21, 1839, at Troy, 
• O. ; farmer and stock raiser at Victoria, Cass Co., Iowa; no chil- 
dren 1875. 

C Miriam Louisa, b. Apl. 20, 1846, m. May 1, 1872, Austin Charles, 
son of Charles and Laura (Greenough) Himes, b. Aug. 8, 1840, at 
Troy, Pa.; farmer; res. Lafayette, 111. A son, 
Charles Avery Himes, b. Oct. 6, 1874. 

D Georgiana Eugenia, b. Dec. 15, 1847. 

E Friend Benjamin, b. Apl. 19, 1850; res. L. 

F Rosia Mina, b. Apl. 25, 1852. 

G Lillie Estelle, b. Jan. 4, 1856. 

S 1 S 

BENJAMIN STARR,— son of Benjamin 513,— b. July 28, 
1818, at Newfield, his present residence; mason; m. Dec. 31, 1846, 
CHLOE T., dau. of John W. and Elsie B. (Thompson) GOTT, b. 
Jan. 9, 1826, at Little Britain, Orange Co., N. Y. 


A Francis Marion, b. Feb. 25, 1848; a blacksmith at Swartwood Sta- 
tion, Chemung Co., N. Y. ; m. Dec. 29, 1874, Sarah Ella, dau. of 
Charles and Sarah M. (Colegrove) Underhill, b. Aug. 3, 1853, at 
Horseheads, N. Y. A child — 
B Daisy Ada Starr, b. Sept. 21, 1875. 

C Edwin Wallace, b. Oct. 29, 1849; farmer and horse-dealer; res. 
Newfield, N. Y. ; chorister in Pres. church; m. Dec. 11, 1872, Ida 
Alice, dau. of John and Martha Ann (McCorn) Beardsley, b. 
Aug. 22, 1853, at N. 


LANSING, N. Y., FAMILY— 519, 520. 

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JOSEPH STARR,— son of Benjamin 513,— b. April 14, 1825, 
at Newfield, N. Y.; always lived in his native town; farmer; 
Methodist; m. (1st) Jan. 9, 1851, MARY, dau. of John Watson and 
Elsie B. (Thompson) GOTT, b. Jan. 9, 1826, at Little Britain, 
Orange Co., N. Y., d. June 28, 1869; m. (2d) Aug. 17, 1870, 
SUSAN M., dau. of Oliver and Chloe B. (Thompson) JESSUP, 
b. Aug. 8, 1833, at Newinser, Orange Co. 

A William Worth, b. July 25, 1852; painter; Pres. ; lives at N., unm'd. 
B Elsie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 16, 1860. 

5SO : 

PHILO STARR,— son of Micajah 510, Jonathan 489, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Dec. 10, 1783, in Conn.; 
brought up and settled in Lansing, N. Y. ; lived on the homestead, 
where he d. April 21, 1844, and buried by the side of his parents; 
farmer; deacon in the Bap. church; m. (1st) Jan. 26, 1806, Rachel 
Dickinson, b. in N. J.; d. March 20, 1813, se. 27 y., 2 m., 30 dys. ; 
m. (2d) Jan. 12, 1815, NANCY, dau. of Samuel and Lydia 
( Woolley) HARVEY. She d. April 17, 1825, se. 33 y., 7 m., 13 d.; 
m. (3d) March 16, 1826, Mrs. ELIZABETH CHAD WICK, dau. 
of Samuel and Hannah (Smith) SMITH, b. Jan. 19, 1792, in Put- 
nam Co., N. Y. 


521 Daniel Lewis, b. Dec. 7, 1806. 


A Rachel, b. Oct. 1, 1815, d. Oct. 1, 1868. She m. June 13, 1844, 
Leonard, son of James I. and Sarah ( Weeks) Hicks, b. Sept. 10, 
1818 ; farmer at Parma, Mich. 

hicks children. 
Philo Starr, b. April 26, 1846.— Sarah, b. May 6, 1847, d. July 9, 
1848.— Samuel Harvey, b. Oct. 11, 1848. 

B Samuel Harvey, b. Dec. 20, 1816, d. Nov. 27, 1841, at Ithaca, unm'd. 
524 Micajah, b. Dec. 20, 1818. 

C Truman, b. July 3, 1821, d. Dec. 23, 1850, at Lansing, unm'd. 

D William Powers, b. June 18, 1823 ; a mason ; went to So. Carolina ; 
kept the "Augusta Hotel" at A., Ga., where he d. Feb. 20, 1858. 
He m. Mrs. Eliza C. West, who d. Dec. 23, 1872, se. 86; no chil- 


E Nancy Ann, b. Jan. 29, 1827; m. Dec. 12, 1846, Jacob Rowe, son of 

John and Ida (Vescelius) Wortman, b. Feb. 2, 1823, at Enfield; 

res. Ithaca, N. Y. 




Alfaretta, b. April 2, d. April 8, 1849.— Lewis Starr, b. May 5, 1850, 
m. 1875, Elizabeth Decker.— Sarah Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1852, 
m. Jan. 4, 1877, Rev. Leroy F. Baker, of Great Bend, Pa.— Wil- 
liam Taber, b. April 15, 1855.— Ida May, b. Jan. 30, 1861.— Jay 
Gordon, b. Jan. 9, 1863.— Charles Ben, b. Aug. 6, 1865. 

F Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1828; m. (1st) March 4, 1853, James Powers, 
son of Heman and Electa (Johnson) White, b. Oct. 11, 1827; a 
farmer in Greenwood, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 4, 1861. She m. (2d) Aug. 
6, 1862, Elijah Townsend, son of Luther and Sally (Townsend) 
Campbell, b. Oct. 4, 1834, at Townsendville, N. Y. ; farmer; 
removed to Mich. Dec, 1863; thence to Milford Tp., Story Co., 
Iowa, Nov. , 1868 ; an adopted son, 
Frederick Howarth (Cornish) White, b. May 12, 1852. 

G Sarah Marvin, b. Sept. 20, 1830, d. Jan. 18, 1852, unm'd. 

H Benjamin Leonard, b. Dec. 28, 1832; went to Mich. Nov., 1854; 
enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, in Co. G, 8th Reg't Minn. Vols; discharged July 
11, 1865; a farmer in Lake City, Minn., since Aug., 1856; unm'd. 


DANIEL LEWIS STARR,— son of Philo 520,— b. Dec. 7, 1806, 
at Lansing ; lived at Enfield and Greenwood, N. Y. ; removed Jan., 
1855, to Perkins, Margaretta Tp., Erie Co., 0., where he d. Dec. 
29, 1867; buried in "Castalia" Cem. In early life a farmer, 
afterward in the harness and saddlery business ; was elected to 
various county and township offices; Baptist. 

He m. Aug. 15, 1831, BATHSHEBA, dau. of Charles and 
Betsey (Smith) CHADWICK, b. Jan. 2, 1815, at Genoa, N. Y. 
After his death she m. John Gillette, who d. March 9, 1878. She 
soon followed, — d. March 18, 1878; buried at Castalia, O. 


522 Charles Chadwick, b. Jan. 2, 1833. 

A Thirza Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1835; m. Feb. 2&, 1856, John, son 
of Alexander and Jennette (Van Sickle) Ray, b. March 18, 1832, 
at Margaretta, Erie Co., O. ; res. Toledo, O. A son — 
Starr William Ray, b. Jan. 13, 1857. 

B Rachel Earle, b. May 1, 1838, d. July 23, 1857, unm'd. 

+ Guernzy, b. Aug. 15, 1840, d. Jan. 13, 1841. 

523 Merrill Leroy, b. Feb. 10, 1842. 

C Lewis Alphonso, b. Dec. 23, 1847; a farmer at Castalia, Erie Co., 
O. ; m. Nov. 20, 1873, Angeline, dau. of Jacob and Mary Ann 
(Buyer) Haffle, b. June 4, 1850, at Peru, O. A son — 
D Daniel Leroy Starr, b. Sept. 9, 1874. 
E Ella, b. June 22, 1850; res. Newfield, N. Y., unm'd. 


LANSING, N. Y., FAMILY— 522, 523. 


CHARLES CHADW1CK STARR,— son of Daniel Lewis 521, 
— b. Jan. 2, 1833, at Lansing, N. Y.; went to Toledo, 0., in 1856, 
and studied for the legal profession ; was admitted to the bar Oct., 
1858, at Cleveland; settled at Toledo, 0., " attorney at law"; a 
member of the Cong, church ; enlisted in the service of his coun- 
try Dec, 1863, in Co. G, 128th Reg't 0. Vols.; dis. July 17, 1865, 
at the close of the war, as Captain. 

He m. April 18, 1861, ELIZABETH WILSON, dau. of Philip 
and Cathaeine Elizabeth (Bower) FETTER, b. Dec. 16, 1836, in 
Hesse Darmstadt, Germany ; came to America with her parents 
in 1844. 


A Kate Chloe, b. Feb. 10, 1862. 
B Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1868. 


MERRILL LEROY STARR,— son of Daniel Lewis 521,— b. 
Feb. 10, 1842, at Enfield, N. Y. ; while young his parents removed 
to 0. He enlisted June 4, 1861, for three years, in Co. E, 8th 
Reg't O. Vols. The regiment was soon ordered to West Va., to 
guard the Bait. & O. R. R., and in the spring of '62 to the Shen- 
andoah Valley; was in the fight at Winchester, Cedar Creek, 
and others; from thence to the Army of the Potomac; fought at 
Harrison's Landing, the second battle of Bull Run, South Moun- 
tain, and at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, where he was severely 
wounded in the left leg, below the knee; after four months in the 
hospital was honorably dis., Jan. 17, 1863, on account of said 
wound. He was with the Reg't every day until wounded, and was 
not sick an hour during 14 months' service. He settled in San- 
dusky City, 0.; since 1875 Deputy Sheriff of Erie Co.; Methodist. 

He m. Dec. 5, 1867, KATE, dau. of William H. and Elenor 
(Heath) COOPER, b. May 22, 1846, in Wexford, Ireland. Her 
father was surgeon in the British Navy. 


A Elenor Jane, b. Nov. 8, 1868. 

+ Daniel Leroy, b. July 22, 1870, d. Aug. 12, 1871. 

B William, b. May 15, 1872. 

C Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1873. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 524, 525. 


MICAJAH STARR,— son of Philo 520,— b. Dec. 20, 1818, at 
Lansing; in 1851 removed to Phoenix, N. Y. ; thence, in 1856, to 
Lake City, Minn.; a lumber dealer; d. Nov. 9, 1864; Baptist. 
He m. Jan. 5, 184=8, HARRIET A., dau. of John and Rachel 
(Lull) MILLS, b. Feb. 18, 1823, at Venice, N. Y. 


A Lee Mills, b. Aug. 14, 1850; res. Lake City; unm'd 1874. 

+ Emma, ") d. May 14, 1854. 

B Ezra, J-b. Jan. 7, 1852, d. March 4, 1870. 

C Ella, j 

+ Ray, ),__ „ . „ A d. Dec. 24, 1864. 

,, Lb. Nov. 26, 1860. , a . ' . „. 
May, ) ' d. Sept. 21, 1861. 



JOHN' STARR,— son of Micajah 510, Jonathan 489, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Apl. 14, 1790, in Read- 
ing, Conn. ; brought up in Lansing, N. Y., and settled at Andover, 
Alleghany Co., N. Y. He served three months in the war of 
1812, as Orderly Serjeant; stationed at Niagara Falls; was in the 
battle of Queenstown, and drew a pension of $96 a year; farmer; 
d. June 2, 1878; Baptist. 

He m. Oct. 7, 1813, Phebe, dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Smith) 
SMITH, b. Aug. 20, 1793, at Peekskill, N. Y. ; d. Mch. 4, 1875. 


A Polly Miner, b. June 23, 1815, m. Mch. 19, 1835, George, son of 
Hobart and Asenath (Harvey) Estabrook, b. Aug. 12, 1815, at East 
Haddam, Ct. ; res. Andover, N. Y. ; no children. 

B Hannah Ann, b. Aug. 7, 1817, m. Jan. 26, 1839, John, son of John 
and Lydia (Palmer) Beebe, b. June 26, 1817 ; res. Havana, N. Y. 
He d. Oct. 9, 1855. A son, 
Nelson Palmer Beebe, b. Jan. 7, 1853. 

C Lydia Smith, b. Mch. 20, 1819, m. May 17, 1842, William, son of 
William and Sarah (Wyman) Sexton, b. Nov. 21, 1818; res. West- 

Helen Elizabeth, b. June 14, 1844. — George Henry, b. Aug. 25, 
1847, d. Jan. 4, 1850.— John Starr, b. Aug. 24, 1849.— Minnie 
Loeasa, b. June 6, 1852. 

D Elizabeth Chadwick, b. Apl. 2, 1822, m. Aug. 8, 1847, Daniel, son 
of William and Sally Helen (Van Kirk) Bess, b. Dec. 9, 1822; 
res. Andover; d. Oct. 26, 1864. 




Frances Viola, b. Oct. 12, 1850, m. Dec. 15, 1870, Delancy King 
Porter.— Volney Starr, b. Apl. 21, 1852.— Nettie Goldsmith, b. 
June 23, 1855.— Ida Adelia, b. June 3, 1857. 

526 Hiram Smith, b. Mch. 3, 1824. 

E Adelia Emeline, b. Nov. 18, 1825, d. Oct. 1877. She m. Sept. 2, 
1848, Philo Almond, son of Herman and Electa Merina (Johnson) 
White, b. in Tompkins Co. ; farmer ; res. Troupsburgh, N. Y. 


Albert Nelson, b. Sept. 15, 1849, d. Apl. 2, 1873.— George Esta- 
brook, b. Dec. 31, 1850.— Emma Adelia, b. Mch. 15, 1852, d. 
Mch. 17, 1874. 
F Phebe Chloe, b. Apl. 10, 1829, m. Mch. 1, 1848, Alpheus Hayden, 
son of Daniel and Mary (UpdyJce) Richey, b. Feb. 13, 1827; res. 
Whitesville, N. Y. 


Oletha Lucas, b. Dec. 3, 1848; m. Apl. 12, 1868, Ray Hinckley 

Robinson; res. Rexville, N. Y. 
John Denzel, b. July 5, 1850, m. Lucy Richards; live at Bay City, 

Anna Ursula, b. May 7, 1852, d. Feb. 4, 1876, m. Nov. 22, 1871, 

Earle Luvant Hunt. 
G Laeas Dimma, b. July 11, 1831, m. Nov. 28, 1855, James, son of 
William and Sarah Ann (Goldsmith) McClay, b. July 12, 1833, at 
Greenwood, their present res. 


William, b. Dec. 1, 1856.— John Starr, b. Mch. 20, 1864, d. Feb. 
20, 1866. 

527 Augustus Nathaniel, b. June 10, 1833. 

528 Samuel Friend, b. Dec. 12, 1835. 


HIRAM SMITH STARR,— son of John 525,— b. Mch. 3, 1824, 
at Genoa, N. Y.; settled at Trenton, Freeborn Co., Minn.; m. 
Aug. 16, 1846, MARY JANE, dau. of William and Catharine 
(Davenport) COSTON, b. Jan. 5, 1826, at Dryden, N. Y. 


A Albert Augustus, b. May 3, 1847; lives at Greenwood, N. Y. 

B Arabella Agnes, b. July 13, 1848. 

+ Mary Jane, b. Feb. 22, 1850, d. Apl. 9, 1853. 

C Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 1, 1852, m. Apl. 20, 1870, Simeon Kregor; living 

in Cal. 
D William John, b. Jan. 21, 1855. 
E Henry Beebe, b. Mch. 21, 1856. 
F Luther Campbell, b. Oct. 11, 1857. 
G Kirk, b. Aug. 22, 1864. 
H Percival Marvin, b. June 25, 1868. 


DANBURY BRANCH— 527, 528, 529. 


AUGUSTUS NATHANIEL STARR,— son of John 525,— b. 
June 10, 1833, at Newfield, N. Y. ; served five months in 1862, in 
Co. H, 141st Reg't N. Y. Vols.; farmer, settled at Lake City, 
Wabashaw Co., Minn.; Baptist; m. May 3, 1863, MARY, dau. of 
John S. and Nancy (Vanhouten) ROWLEY, b. Apl. 15, 1844, at 
Canisteo, N. Y. 


A Charles E., b. June 21, 1864. 

B Ard R., b. Oct. 11, 1865. 

C Ada Mary, b. May 22, 1867. 

D Lillian A., b. Feb. 2, 1871. 


SAMUEL FRIEND STARR,— son of John 525,— b. Dec. 12, 
1835, at Newfield; m. at Greenwood; lived at West Union, Canis- 
teo, and now resides at Hornellsville, N. Y. ; blacksmith; Baptist; 
m. July 15, 1857, CATHARINE, dau. of William and Sarah 
Ann (Goldsmith) McCLAY, b. Aug. 3, 1836, at G. 


A Frank Mack, b. Jan. 2, 1859. 

B Sarah Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1863. 

C Frederick John, b. Aug. 9, 1868. 

D Charles Augustus, b. Jan. 2, 1876. 



BENJAMIN STARR,— son of Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — lived at Mill Plain, in the western 
part of Danbury, perhaps within the bounds of Ridgebury parish, 
as his death is on the records of that society. Little is known 
of him; his life went out at the very opening of the revolutionary 
struggle, and his history in the flames of Danbury. He was a 
soldier in the army encamped near White Plains; taken with the 
camp fever; obtained leave of absence; started for home; d. on 
the way, Sept. 3, 1775. Nov. 14, 1776, Asa Church and his 
widow Christiana were appointed administrators on his estate; 
Dec. 24, 1776, the inventory was taken: real estate, £167 10s.; 
Apl. 3, 1777, distribution was made to the widow and seven chil- 
dren; Apr. 12, Asa Church, Caleb Church, Capt. Eleazer Starr, 


D ANBURY FAMILY— 530, 531. 

Capt. Thomas Stevens, and Nathaniel Starr were appointed guard- 
ians to the children, being in their nonage for the choice of a 

His widow, CHRISTIANA (Chuech), m. Sept. 9, 1782, Josiah 
Rockwell, by whom she had several children. After his death she 
lived with her dau. Ruth, in Yonkers, N. Y., and d. about 1811. 


531 Gideon, b. Jan. 29, 1763. 
530 Urana, b. Men. 23, 1765. 

532 Martin, b. , 1767. 

535 Orange, b. Jan. 12, 17681 

541 Samuel, b. Sept. 27, 1770. 

A Anna, hi. Thaddeus Peet; went to Pa., where she d. without issue. 
+ Benjamin, probably d. young; was living in 1777, but not in 1792. 
"Sept. 12, 1774, died about this time three infant sons of Benjamin 
Starr, all at one birth." — Bidgebury records. 


URANA STARR,— dau. of Benjamin 529,— b. Mch. 23, 1765, at D. 
She is remembered as an old lady of a happy disposition, who amused the 
children with interesting stories of her early days. She d. Sept. 30, 1848, 
as. 83 yrs. 6 mos. 7 clays. Her husband, ABRAHAM PARSONS, b. Feb. 
19, 1764, a farmer in Reading, enlisted at the age of 18 in the army of the 
Revolution. At the close of the war, gave up his gun, taking a receipt 
therefor, which was afterward accepted as evidence of service, for which 
he drew a pension of $40 a year; d. Mch. 16, 1852, at Ridgefield. 


Starr, b. Feb. 15, 1793, d. Jan. 25, 1767. He m. Oct. 15, 1814, Elizabeth 

Spear, b. Apl. 6, 1792; 9 children. 
Betsey, b. Apl. 20, 1794, d. June 13, 1868. She m. Rufus H. Pickett of 

Ridgefield ; 4 children. 
Laura, b. Feb. 18, 1798, d. Sept. 20, 1835. She m. Mch. 27, 1833, Moses 

Gregory Betts of Reading. 

^3 1 

GIDEON STARR,— son of Benjamin 529,— b. Jan. 29, 1763, 
in Danbury; removed in 1795 -to New Preston, Litchfield Co., Ct., 
and bought a farm, on which he lived until his death Sept. 10, 
1847; m. Jan. 1, 1787, LUCY, dau. of A. and Susan (Barlow) 
BARNUM, of Brookfield, b. July 28, 1765, d. July 12, 1837. 


A Lois Starr, b. Nov. 1, 1790, d. Apl. 17, 1868. She m. Feb. 1, 1809, 
Edward, son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Dayton) Hunt, of N. Mil- 
46 ( 351 ) 


ford, b. Aug. 19, 1786. They lived on the Starr homestead in 
New Preston. At the age of 86 he said, "I work every day, 
and am as smart as any of my children." He hoped to see the 
completion of this work, but d. without the sight, Nov. 13, 1873. 


Julia Samantha, b. July 26, 1810, m. Nov. 1, 1831, Marcus Woodin; 

res. New Preston. 

Gideon Lewis, b. May 31, 1812, m. Feb. 8, 1836, Sophia Northrup; 

res. Roxbury, Ct. 

Annis Lorina, b. Aug. 21, 1815, m. Oct. 19, 1842, John Smith; 

res. Roxbury, Ct. 

Benjamin Starr, b. May 5, 1817, d. Sept. 27, 1851. He m. Feb. 

18, 1840, Betsey E. Bull; res. Northville, Litchfield Co., Ct. 

Sophia, b. June 18, 1819, d. Nov. 13, 1858; unm'd. 

Ruth Ann, b. July 6, 1821, m. Feb. 19, 1840, Wm. D. Wheaton; 

res. Marble Dale, Washington, Ct. 

Elizabeth Lucy, b. June 13, 1823, d. Nov. 26, 1828. 

Edward, b. May 17, 1826, m. Nov. 5, 1850, Mary H. Sanf ord ; live 

on the homestead at New Preston. 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 10, 1831, m. Dec. 28, 1853, Samuel H. Clark; 

res. Washington, Ct. 


MARTIN STARR,— son of Benjamin 529, Jonathan 489, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. in Danbury, Ct.; 
went to Mass.; finally settled at Middleneld, Hampshire Co.; sad- 
dle and harness maker; d. Jan. 7, 1830, se. 63; Congregational. 

He in. May 16, 1792, TABITHA, dau. of John and Lucy (Par- 
sons) MEACHAM; d. Apl. 30, 1848, a3. 76. 


533 Martin, b. Apl. 28, 1794. 
A Lucy, b. Jan. 8, 1796, at Lanesboro, Mass., m. May 18, 1824, James, 
son of Samuel and Mehitable {Preston) Miller, b. July 28, 1798, at 
Chester ; a manufacturer at Hinsdale, Mass. 


James F., b. July 30, 1825.— Lucy A., b. July 5, 1827, d. July 11, 
1828.— Eliza A., b. Jan. 28, 1829.— Emily A., b. May 8, 1832.— 
Ellen M., b. Aug. 8, 1833.— Frank S., b. Aug. 30, 1835, d. Sept, 
9, 1836. 
B Dorcas, b. Jan. 9, 1803, at Middleneld, m. July 3, 1834, Sardis Put- 
nam, b. Feb. 17, 1808, in Becket, Mass. ; res. Mount Morris, N. Y. ; 
d. July 19, 1854. putnam children. 

Frank Sardis, b. Sept. 14, 1835.— Alvira, b. Mch. 14, d. May 14, 
1837.— George Starr, b. Aug. 9, 1838.— Martha Marion, b. Aug. 
28, 1840.— Mary Maria, b. Mch. 7, 1842.— Edwin Alonzo, b. Sept. 

8, 1845. 



C Abi, b. Nov. 6, 1804, d. Mch. 30, 1849. She m. Feb., 1826, Oliver, 
son of John and Lucy (Blush) Smith, b. Apl. 7, 1801 ; a farmer in 
Middlefield, Mass. ; d. May, 1854. 


Lucy, b. May 27, 1828.— Nancy Adaline, b. June 22, 1830.— John 
Martin, b. Dec. 26, 1833.— Sarah Blush, b. Jam 4, 1838. 
534 Joseph Warren, b. June 4, 1810. 


MARTIN STARR,— son of Martin 532, Benj. 529, Jonathan 
489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas '7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Apl. 28, 
1794, in Norwich, Mass.; a farmer; removed in 1819 to Leicester, 
Liv. Co., N. Y.; thence to Mount Morris, same Co., and d. Dec. 1, 
1875; Presbyterian. He m. Oct. 20, 1819, AMANDA, dau. of 
Caleb and Anna {Ransom) GATES, b. May 23, 1797, at East 
Haddam, Ct., d. June 2, 1869. 


A Amanda Alviza, b. Apl. 16, 1821, m. May 28, 1847, Merrick, son of 
Orrin and Sally {Taylor) Sheldon, b. May 13, 1823, d. May 23, 
1848; a farmer at Mount Morris, N. Y. A daughter, 
Mary Anna Sheldon, b. Sept. 24, 1848, m. 1870, Chester D. White; 
3 children. 

B Samuel Martin, b. Apl. 4, 1823, in L. ; a farmer in Mount Morris, 
N. Y., since 1865; Presbyterian; m. Nov. 26, 1851, Nancy Ada- 
line, dau. of Allen and Lucy (Meacham) Payne, b. July 3, 1826, 
at Portage, N. Y. A child, 
C . Ida Starr, b. Sept. 7, 1854, d. Apl. 11, 1873. 

+ Lucy Ann, b. Mch. 14, 1825, d. July 5, 1825. 

D Lucy Ann, b. Sept. 4, 1827, m. Sept. 30, 1851, Albert Mortimer, son 
of Horace and Rachel (Howard) Bingham, b. Oct. 15, 1825, at 
Perry, N. Y. ; a lawyer; res. Mount Morris, N. Y. 


' Alice, b. Sept. 1, 1852.— Clara Annette, b. Feb. 17, 1854.— Eve- 
lyn, b. Apl. 15, 1855.— Lucy Albertine, b. June 23, 1856.— Edith 
Amanda, b. Dec. 25, 1863.— Nellie Starr, b. Dec. 30, 1869.— 
Elbert Howard, b. Sept. 4, 1872. 
E Sarah Maria, b. Dec. 18, 1829, m. Feb. 13, 1856, Henry Eli, son of 
Aaron and Lj^dia (Curtis) Butler, b. Oct. 28, 1829, at Peoria, N. Y. ; 
farmer in Leicester, N. Y. ; no children. 
F Joseph Warren, b. Nov. 27, 1833, in L. ; removed Apl., 1864, to 
Castile; d. Mch. 20, 1873, at his brother Henry's in L. ; farmer; 
Pres. ; m. Oct. 11, 1858, Adelaide Elizabeth Blood, dau. of James 
Henry and Alvira (Warren) Bolton, b. Mch. 20, 1835, at L. 
A son, 
+ James Martin Starr, b. Sept. 12, d. Sept. 29, 1861. 

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G John Franklin, b. Nov. 15, 1836, at Leicester, N. Y., where he still 
resides (Moscow P. O.); farmer; Pres. ; enlisted Nov. 2, 1861, in 
Co. G, 104th Reg't N. Y. Vols. ; discharged Nov. 19, 1864. He 
m. Feb. 13, 1866, Sarah Ann, dau. of Win. and Mary Ann (Ford) 
Aplin, b. Feb. 20, 1849, in Canada. A son, 
H Martin Franklin Starr, b. July 13, 1870. 
I William Henry Harrison, b. Feb. £6, 1840, in Leicester, where he 
d. May 4, 1873; Presbyterian; m. Feb. 26, 1865, Emma, dau. of 
William and Mary Ann {Ford) Aplin, b. Apl. 1, 1844, in Canada, 
J Mabel Ethlin Starr, b. Aug. 2, 1868. 
K Arthur Ford Starr, b. May 8, 1872. 


JOSEPH WARREN STARR,— son of Martin 532 — b. June 4, 
1810, in Middlefield, Mass.; settled in 1845 at Troy, N. Y.; mer- 
chant; Methodist; m. (1st) Mch. 22, 1832, CATHARINE, dau. of 
Thomas- EATON, b. Feb. 12, 1810, at Worcester, Mass.; d. Mch. 
22, 1861; m. (2d) Apl. 13, 1865, Mrs. MARGARET DICKIN- 
SON, dan. of Daniel and Miriam [Tompkins) UDELL, b. Sept. 
20, 1833, in Franklin, N. Y. 


A Benjamin Franklin, b. May 9, 1834; an engineer; res. West Albany, 
N. Y. ; m. Catharine Hodgeman. 

B Louisa Maria, b. Dec. 2.5, 1843, at St. Albans, Vt. ; m. Feb. 19, 
1863, Nathan Frazier, son of Frazier Atwood and Mary (Ham) 
Hodgman, b. Feb. 7, 1840, at West Troy; a belt-maker in Troy, 
N. Y. ; enlisted May 14, 1861, in 2d Reg't N. Y. Vols. ; in the 
second battle of Bull Run received a gun-shot wound in the 
right leg; mustered out May 14, 1863, as Lieut. ; reenlisted Mch. 
28, 1865, for three years; discharged July 16, 1866. "There is 
nothing special in my soldier life ; it is the same old story of hard- 
ship and fatigue, victory and defeat, until the final grand victory 
under Gen. Grant." 

hodgman children. 
Emma Louisa, b. Jan. 14, 1864, d. Jan. 26, 1868.— George War- 
ren, b. Dec. 5, 1865, d. Dec. 30, 1872.— Minnie Frances, b. Nov. 
26, 1867. 

C Mary Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1845, at Keeseville, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 9, 
1865, Alexander W. , son of Manning R. and Catharine (FitcJiett) 
Taylor, b. Sept. 21, 1839; a collar-cutter in his native city of 
Troy, N. Y. taylor children. 

Willard Manning, b. Sept. 22, 1866.— Elizabeth Brainard, b. Dec. 
19, d. 23, 1868. 


D ANBURY FAMILY— 535, 536. 

D William Arthur, b. Aug. 18, 1866. 

+ Carrie, b. July 31, and d. Aug. 15, 1868. 


Dea. ORANGE STARR,— son of Benj. 529, Jonathan 489 
John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Jan. 12, 1*768, 
in Danbury, Ct. ; went to South East, Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; removed 
Sept. 10, 1815, to Ontario Co., and for two years experienced the 
hardships and privations incident to a new country; thence settled 
in Barre, Orleans Co., where, a farmer, a highly respected citizen, 
elected to various local offices, a consistent member of the Cong, 
church, and Deacon over 50 years, he d. Aug. 12, 1853. 

He m. Dec. 3, 1794, HANNAH, dau. of James and Abia 
(Bockivell) NORTHROP, b. Sept. 3, 1774, at Ridgefield, Ct.; d. Sept. 
16, 1861. 


A Emily, b. June 2, 1795, d. June 18, 1827, m. Cyrus Andrews; res. 

Chili, N. Y., and had Hannah. 
B Elvira, b. Aug. 26, 1798, d. Dec. 27, 1878. She ni. May 15, 1817, 

Oliver, son of Bethel Benton, b. Apl. 10, 1791, at Conway, Mass. ; 

a farmer at Albion, Orleans Co., IS". Y. 


Floyd, b. Apl. 15, 1818.— Harriet, b. Sept. 1, 1820.— Alonzo, b. 
Sept. 10, 1822, d. Sept. 3, 1825.— Caroline Matilda, b. Apl. 8, d. 
Oct. 3, 1825.— Albert, b. Jan. 8, 1827.— Andrew Jackson, b. Sept. 
18, 1829.— Mary Cordelia, b. Feb. 14, 1832.— Oliver Charles, b. 
Jan. 13, 1836. 
536 Benjamin, b. Mch. 20, 1801. 

539 Floyd, b. Apl. 5, 1803. 

540 James, b. Nov. 15, 1805. 

C Rachel Caroline, b. May 14, 1813, m. Dec. 31, 1835, James, son 
of William H. and Mary (Johnson) Smith, b. Jan. 14, 1812, at 
Worcester, Mass. ; res. Albion, Orleans Co. , N. Y. 

smith children. 
Frances Elizabeth, b. Mch. 17, 1846.— Clarissa Amelia, b. Jan. 24, 
1849.— Albert Gilbert, b. Nov. 25, 1852, d. Aug. 30, 1873.— Geo. 
Frederick, b. Oct. 23, 1854, d. June 6, 1857. 

D Clarissa, b. Aug. 15, 1815, d. Oct. 13, 1839, m. Sept, 23, 1835, Mar- 
cus Mulner, farmer in Niles, Mich. 

mulner children. 
Hannah Elizabeth, b. May 3, 1837.— Edward Starr, b. 1839. 

536 — 

BENJAMIN STARR,— son of Dea. Orange 535,— -b. Mch.' 20, 
1801, in Dutchess Co., N. Y.; went to Phelps; m. in Barre; lived 



five years in Chili; then settled at Honeoye Falls, Monroe Co., 
N. Y. ; carpenter; Methodist. A local paper gives the following 
account of his tragic death: " He had lived at Honeoye Falls for 
25 years, honored and respected by his neighbors, kind, honest, 
capable, and faithful to every public trust confided to him by the 
people of the town. He was surrounded by a family alike respected, 
honored, industrious, and worthy. He was a constable of the 
town, and as such a warrant was placed in his hands for the arrest 
of a young man. About dusk of Oct. 30, 1857, in the performance 
of this duty, he went, in his usual quiet way, as was his nature, 
found the young man in a store in the village, and made the 
arrest. He offered some resistance; the constable got him on to 
the walk in front, when the villain turned upon him, stabbed him 
with a knife between the ribs, killing him instantly." 

The murderer was sentenced to the State Prison for life, and 
was pardoned by Gov. Seymour in about six years. 

He m.* Dec. 30, 1822, PERMELIA, dau. of William and Eliz- 
abeth (Nutl) GIBSON, b. July 13, 1803, at Mendon, N. Y. 


A Emily Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1824, m. (1st) May 3, 1848, Jeremiah 
Packard, b. at Italy, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 23, 1850. A daughter, 
Theodosia Packard, b. Mch. 31, 1849; drowned Apl. 26, 1854. 
She m. (2d) Mch. 10, 1853, John Robinson, son of Jabish and 
Hannah (Bobinsori) Tefft, b. Sept. 21, 1818, at Port Byron, N. Y. ; 
a miller at Honeoye Falls ; d. Oct. 29, 1873. 

+ Alonzo Benton, b. Mch. 13, 1826. While out rowing in the pond 
his oar missed the water; he fell overboard, and was drowned, 
Aug. 10, 1836. 

537 William Gibson, b. Jan. 12, 1831. 

B John Wesley, b. Jan. 26, 1834. While living at Honeoye Falls, 
during the late war, and engaged in recruiting a Co. for the ser- 
vice, he enlisted an Irishman named Murphy, who was at the last 
rejected on account of his age. Maddened at his failure to pass 
muster, he went to the hotel where Starr was employed, hung 
around all the afternoon and evening, and proposed to spend the 
night. When informed that he could not be accommodated, as 
the house was full, Starr went to show him the way in the dark- 
ness to the other hotel across the bridge. Reaching the latter, he 
pointed out the house and started to return, when Murphy stabbed 
him with a knife, causing his death July 23, 1863; unm'd. The 
murderer died in State's Prison. 

538 ' Orange Franklin, b. Mch. 10, 1837. 

C Nancy Sophia, b. Nov. 23, 1840, m. May 8, 1868, Judson, son of 

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D ANBURY FAMILY— 537, 538, 539. 

Charles and Sarah (Phelps) Day, b. Dec. 20, 1834, at Mendon; d. 
May 19, 1868, eleven days after marriage. She m. again Apl. 6, 
1872, Elias Tillotson, son of Garrett Goodwin and Nancy (Bigelow) 
Gibbs, b. Feb. 4, 1820, at Lansing; farmer at Ithaca, N. Y. ; no 
D Harriet Amelia, b. July 11, 1843, m. Sept. 11, 1862, Henry Ozial, 
son of Ozial and Hannah Hall (Hogan) Waid, b. June 23, 1838, at 
West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; carpenter at North ville, Mich. 


Edward Payson, b. Jan. 22, 1863. — Florence Starr, b. Aug. 14, 
1864.— Nellie Lucretia, b. July 27, 1868. 
E Mary Jane, b. Apl. 4, 1847, m. May 23, 1872, William Burrell; res. 
North Bloomfield, N. Y. 


WILLIAM GIBSON STARR,— son of Benjamin 536,— b. 
Jan. 12, 1831, at Chili; has lived in Honeoye Falls, N< Y., since 
he was four years old; a manufacturer and builder, and been 
elected to several offices of trust in the town. 

He m. Feb. 2, 1855, AMANDA LOVINA, dau. of Eben and 
Mary (Hines) BARNES, b. Oct.. 5, 1837, at Springwater, N. Y. 


A Albert Wesley, b. Feb. 15, 1863. 

538 : 

ORANGE FRANKLIN STARR,— son of Benjamin 536,— b. 
Mch. 10, 1837, at Honeoye Falls, N. Y. ; removed Feb. 22, 1866, 
to Ann Arbor, Mich.; carpenter; Methodist; m. Dec. 17, 1864, 
MARGARET, dau. of Ashbel and Elizabeth (Carr) WTNEGAR, 
b. June 30, 1838, at Union Springs, N. Y. 


-f- Lizzie Winegar, b. June 6, 1866; d. Sept. 27, 1867. 

A William Gibson, b. Jan. 25, 1868. 

B Philip Winegar, b. Feb. 17, 1870. 

C Orange Franklin, b. Sept. 27, 1871. 

D George, b. Aug. 6, 1873. 

539 — 

Dea. FLOYD STARR,— son of Dea. Orange 535,— b. Apl. 5, 
1803, in Milltown, Dutchess Co., N. Y.; learned the shoemakers' 
trade, and was 12 years old when his parents removed to Ont. Co. 
In the spring of 1817 his father bought land in Barre, Orleans Co., 



then almost a wilderness, and Floyd, at the age of 14, was sent to 
work it for the summer, and lived alone in a log cabin ; the sleep 
of the laboring boy was not always sweet, for it was frequently 
disturbed by the howling of wolves around his cabin. On the 7th 
of June, 1817, there was a severe snow-storm, covering the young 
corn, and some of his newly-sheared sheep perished of the cold. 
His Robinson Crusoe life ended in the fall by the arrival of the 
family. In 1818 he became a Christian, and united with a Cong, 
church located 7 miles from his home, to which he walked every 
Sunday. He was deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of the 
neighborhood, and in 1831 started a prayer-meeting in the school- 
house, and was the only professing Christian present at the first 
meeting, but the meetings were continued. A revival followed, 
and 60 souls were converted, a Cong, church was organized, a 
house of worship erected, a prosperous congregation gathered, and 
he was elected deacon, which office he held for 20 years. He was 
a strong anti-slavery man, an active worker in the cause of temper- 
ance; filled many town and county offices with ability; a Capt., 
afterward Colonel, in the militia until exempt by age. He secured 
by frugality and patient industry a competence, and gave liberally 
to the poor and all worthy objects of benevolence. In 1873 he 
left Barre, the scene of his labors and successes, and went to spend 
the declining years of a useful life with his only daughter at Nor- 
wich, Conn. 

He m. (1st) Nov. 11, 1823, PERTHENIA ABBOTT, dau. of 
William and Vashti (Abbott) GATES, b. Dec. 11, 1805, at Phelps; 
N. Y., d. Mch. 31, 1856; m. (2d) Feb. 11, 1857, MARIETTE, 
dau. of Horace and Nancy (Douglas) TAYLOR, b. Dec. 31, 1817, 
at Claridon, 0., d. Aug. 29, 1873. 


A Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, 1830. She m. Aug. 22, 1849, STE- 
PHEN, son of Jara and Orissa {Fisher) CRANE, b. Mch. 24, 
1828, at Barre ; settled in Norwich, Ct. ; a dealer in nursery stock. 


Floyd Henry, b. Nov. 16, 1851 ; is reading law in N. — Carrie Per- 
thenia, b. Nov. 24, 1857.— Harriet Orissa, b. June 27, 1860, d. 
Mch. 16, 1862.— Sarah Margaret, b. Dec. 22, 1862. 


JAMES STARR,— son of Dea. Orange 535,— b. Nov. 15, 1805, 
at South East, Dutchess Co.; settled at Barre Centre, Orleans Co., 



N. Y.; carpenter; Universalist ; m. Oct. 21, 1829, SARAH ELIZA, 
dau. of Heney and Elizabeth (Totman) WHEELER, b. Nov. 26, 
1809, at Albany; d. June 6, 1875. 


+ Mary Elizabeth, b. June 21, 1830, d. Oct. 21, 1831. 

A Clarissa Maria, b. July 11, 1833, m. Jan. 8, 1853, Henry Dwight, 

son of John T. and Jerusha ( Watson) Bailey, b. Jan. 24, 1826, at 

Berkshire, Mass. ; carpenter at Lansing, Mich. 
BAILEY children. 

John Juan, b. Mch. 26, 1854.— Orla Starr, b. June 15, 1859. 
B John Dtjtcher, b. July 27, 1836, d. May 13, 1854. 
C Mary Caroline, b. Jan. 25, 1839, m. June 11, 1856, Lucus Britt, son 

of William and Sarah {Baldwin) Gates, b. Mch. 28, 1833, at Barre 

Centre, where he d. Aug. 5, 1877; a harness-maker. 


Mary Eliza, b. Apl. 18, 1858, d. Jan. 1, I860.— Frank Lucus, b. 

Mch. 27, 1861.— James William,, b. Nov; 18, 1865, d. May 5, 1873. 
+ Albert Marion, b. Jan. 1, 1842, d. Oct. 27, 1848. 
D Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 28, 1844, m. Mch. 22, 1865, Simeon Black- 
man, son of Ebenezer and Eunice (Angevine) Lockwood, b. Feb. 

10, 1841, at Barre ; a farmer in his native town. A daughter, 

Sarah Catharine Lockwood, b. May 1, 1867. 
E Henrietta Nash, b. Oct. 19, 1848, m. Feb. 7, 1865, Wallace Hinman, 

son of John and Maria (Crittenden) Gray, b. Dec. 8, 1849, at 

Barre, their present res. ; farmer. 


Clarence Victor, b. Dec. 2, 1866.— Eliza Maria, b. Mch. 12, 1869. 
F George Henry, b. Jan. 21, 1850, m. Oct. 20, 1871, Mary Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas and Matilda Elder, b. July 17, 1853, at Lansing, 
Mich. ; res. Grand Ledge, Eaton Co., Mich. A child, ' 
G Minnie Maud Starr, b. July 26, 1873. 

34 1 — 

SAMUEL STARR,— son of Benj. 529, Jonathan 489, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Sept. 27, 1770, in Dan- 
bury, Ct. ; went to Lanesborougb, Mass.; thence in 1821 and set- 
tled in McLean, Tompkins Co., N. Y.; a tailor; senior Warden of 
Zion Epis. church, for nearly 30 years; held various offices of 
honor and trust in the town ; in Mass. was Capt. of a military com- 
pany. The "Gospel Messenger" said of him: "As an earnest, 
pious churchman his career has been an example of meekness and 
love, yet of unflinching firmness in the discharge of his duties. 
During the latter part of his sickness his sufferings were very 
severe, but he bore them without a murmur or complaint, and 
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calmly fell asleep in the sure and certain hope of a glorious resur- 
rection." A grandson, in an editorial in his paper, says: "He was 
our beloved and venerable grandsire. The associations of our boy- 
hood and youth are indissolubty linked with him. His benevolent 
and venerable look; his love and kindness; his kind instructions; 
the incidents and stern realities of his early life, as he often related 
them to us while we were sitting on his knee; the story of the 
sights he witnessed when the British burned Danbury, in the days 
that tried men's souls; his description of Washington and his wife, 
of Putnam, of Stark, of Lafayette, and other immortal sons of 
liberty, whom he saw, — each and all are as green in our memory 
as the grass that waves beside his tomb." He d. July 26, 1860. 

He m. in L., Dec. 25, 1793, RHODA, dau. of Abial and Rhoda 
(Hall) PLATT, b. Nov. 20, 1774, at L., d. Oct. 21, 1862. 


+ Benjamin Platt, b. Apl. 19, 1795, d. May 12, 1795. 
542 Samuel Hall, b. Sept. 15, 1797. 
544 Vossius Church, b. Sept. 13, 1800. 
A Alviza, b. May 16, 1803, at L., d. Jan. 28, 1871. She m. Feb. 6, 
1823, Rufus, son of Phineas and Lydia {Taylor) Peck, b. Sept. 29, 
1798, at Litchfield, Ct. ; farmer at Litchfield, O. 


Mary Celinda, b. Nov. 25, 1823, in Warren, Ct., d. Jan. 18, 1864. 
—Frederick Starr, b. May 20, 1826, in Columbia, N. Y.— Frances 
Amelia, b. Nov. 25, 1828, at C, d. Jan. 14, 1872.— Sarah Maria, 
b. Feb. 20, 1837. 
548 Portius Platt, b. June 24, 1809. 


SAMUEL HALL STARR,— son of Samuel 541, Benj. 529, 
Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — 
b. Sept. 15, 1797, in Lanesborough, Mass.; about 1820 went to 
McLean, Tompkins Co., N.*Y., which, with the exception of two 
years in Allen, became his permanent home, enjoying the respect 
and confidence of his fellow townsmen, who often submitted to his 
wise opinion and judgment questions of interest and importance; 
a clothier. He was bap. in infancy into the Epis. church, con- 
firmed at the age of 14, and devoted much time, thought, and 
labor to its interests. He held lay services at his house for years 
before the organization of Zion church in 1838, of which he was 
vestryman, clerk, and warden for many years; d. Nov. 22, 1863.. 


D ANBURY FAMILY— 543, 544. 

He m. (1st) June 11, 1826, ELECTA ANN, dau. of Gabriel 
and Rachel {Neioman) SMITH, b. Aug. 11, 1803, at Bedford, N. 
Y.; d. Feb. 20, 1842; m. (2d) Apl. 23, 1843, ELIZABETH, dau. 
of David Denton and Catharine (Peck) SMITH, b. Apl. 11, 1819, 
at Bedford, N. Y. 


543 Sidney Smith, b. July 17, 1829. 

A Mary Antoinette, b. Mcli. 26, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 1853, Dr. Sylvester, 
son of Dr. Richard and Serena R. (Macomber) Laning, b. Oct. 24, 
1831, at McLean, N. Y. ; now a practicing physician at North 
Liberty, Ind. laning children. 

Samuel Richard, b. Mch. 2, 1856, in Kan. ; d. Sept. 4, 1857.— 
Daughter, b. and d. July 7, 1857.— Mary Elizabeth, b. May 26, 
1858, at Leavenworth, Kan. — Serena Ann, b. Mch. 11, 1860, at 
N. L.; d. June 14, 1864.— Son, b. and d. Nov. 7, 1864.— Charles 
Henry, b. Sept. 1, 1866, at N. L.— Oliver Sidney, b. Nov. 19, 1867, 
at N. L. 

+ Henry Gregory, b. July 18, 1836, d. Dec. 22, 1841. 

B Electa Ann, b. Aug. 27, 1853. 

C Henry Gregory, b. Jan. 23, 1858. 


SIDNEY SMITH STARR,— son of Samuel Hall 542,— b. 
July 17, 1829, at McLean, N. Y.; in 1855 settled at Hudson, St. 
Croix Co., Wis. ; sometime teacher, surveyor, editor, and now 
farmer; clerk of Circuit Court four years, City Treas. three years; 
enlisted in the service of his country Aug., 1862; Quartermaster 
30th "Wis. Vols. , afterward Capt. ; A. Q. M. in 1863; assigned to 
1 9th Army Corps ; Post Q. M. at Savannah, Ga. ; afterward Chief 
Q. M. of Ga. ; mustered out by special order of War Dep't Nov., 
1865; Episcopal. Hem. Aug. 10, 1853, ANNIE, dau. of Jacob 
and Sarah (Coleman) MATTISON, b. Oct. 26, 1831, at Ulysses, 
N. Y. 


A Georgia, b. Jan. 24, 1855. 

B Annie Demarest, b. Nov. 12, 1858. 

C Sidney Mattison, b. Dec. 4, 1861. 


VOSSIUS CHURCH STARR,— son of Samuel 541, Benj. 529, 
Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — 
b. Sept. 13, 1800, at Lanesborough, Mass.; about 1825 removed to 
Skaneateles, about 1833 to Trumansburg, in 1843 to Waterbury, 



N. Y., in Oct., 1844, to Flushing, Genesee Co., Mich.; a carriage- 
maker; d. Feb. 19, 1856. He m. Sept. 2, 1823, LUCINDA 
PAULINA, dau. of Peeegeine and Abigail {Forsyth) TURNER, 
b. Sept. 20, 1802, at Lanesborough, Mass. 


A Caroline Cecelia, b. Aug. 3, 1825, at Williamstown, Mass. ; m. 
May 29, 1844, James Monroe, son of John and Lucjnda {Burton) 
Mattison, b. Jan. 10, 1818, at Jacksonville, 1ST. Y. ; a nurseryman 
and florist in his native town; d. Apl. 3, 1871. 


James Monroe, b. May 17, 1845. — Katharine Angeline, b. Dec. 10, 
1847. — Ernest Charles, b. June 14, 1849. — Cecelia Anna, b. Jan. 2, 
1852.— Flora Lillian, b. Oct. 5, 1858.— Mary Adelaide, b. July 19, 
B Rhoda Ann, b. July 1, 1827, at S. ; m. Oct. 5, 1847, David Willis, 
son of Jesse and Dorothy (Hibbard) Morse, b. Dec. 12, 1822, at 
Guilford, N. Y. ; lumber manufacturer at Langston, Mich. A son, 
Bialby Portius Morse, b. Aug. 4, 1848. 

545 Charles Henry, b. July 11, 1831. 

C Lucinda Paulina, b. July 31, 1833, at S. ; d. Oct. 20, 1856. She 
m. Apl. 2, 1853, David, son of George and Mary {Cunningham) 
Huyck, b. Nov. 12, 1831, at Pine Run, Mich. ; . a merchant in his 
native town. A daughter, 
Addie Huyck, b. Mch. 12, 1854. 

546 Samuel Franklin, b. July 28, 1836. 

D Mary Melissa, b. May 19, 1840, at W. ; m. Feb. 18, 1864, Archibald 
Dobbie, son of James and Mary {Bobbie) Hosie, b. Sept. 20, 1834, 
at Canton, Mass. ; a farmer in Flushing, Mich. 

hosie children. 
Ella, b. Dec. 21, 1864.— William, b. Apl. 19, 1869. 

547 Yossius Delancy, b. Jan. 21, 1843. 

E Catharine Eliza, b. Mch. 22, 1849, at F. ; m. Sept. 9, 1873, George, 
son of William and Elizabeth {Canri) Ball, b. Dec. 16, 1850, at 
Stafford, N. Y. ; is now a lumber inspector at Langston, Mich. 
A son, George Franklin Ball, b. June 12, 1874. 

CHARLES HENRY STARR,— son of Vossius Church 544,— b. 
July 11, 1831, at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; settled at Greenville. Mont- 
calm Co., Mich., in 1867, in the transportation business. He en- 
listed in his country's service May 9, 1861, for two years, in Co. I, 
32d Reg't N. Y. Vols.; reenlisted Sept. 7, 1864, in 1st N. Y. Light 
Artillery; dis. June 9, 1865; Congregational. He m. July 28, 
1863, CATHARINE THOMPSON, dau. of Jacob and Sarah 
(Coleman) MATTISON, b. Mch. 15, 1837, at Jacksonville, N. Y. 


D ANBURY FAMILY— 546, 547, 548. 


A George Mattison, b. Mch. 20, 1868. 
B Harry Carhart, b. Sept. 12, 1870. 

- 546.- 

SAMUEL FRANKLIN STARR,— son of Vossius Church 544, 
— b. July 28, 1836, at Trumansburg, N. Y. In 1844 the family 
removed to Mich. In 1866 he returned to N. Y., lived two years 
in Binghamton, then settled two miles southeast of Jacksonville, 
Tompkins Co., where he has an extensive nursery ; Methodist. 

He m. Nov. 29, 1865, ELLEN LINCOLN, dau. of Dean and 
Harriet (Bislee) HUDSON, b. Aug. 5, 1842, at Jackson, Pa. 


A Rowie, b. Apl. 9, 1867. 

B Washington Irving, b. June 22, 1869. 

+ Carrie, b. Oct. 19, 1872, d. Nov. 27, 1872. 

: 154^ . 

VOSSIUS DELANCY STARR,— son of Vossius Church 544, 
— b. Jan. 21, 1843, in Trumansburg, N. Y. ; settled at Flushing, 
Genesee Co., Mich.; carriage-maker; m. Aug. 9, 1868, NANCY 
MARIA, dau. of Hiram and Elizabeth [Packard) BALDWIN, 
b. May 19, 1850, at F. 


A Ernest Delancy, b. May 11, 1869. 
B Libbie Ltjcinda, b. Feb. 22, 1872. 
C Zoa Lucretia, b. Dec. 23, 1874. 

. 548 

PORTIUS PLATT STARR,— son of Samuel 541, BenJ. 529, 
Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — 
b. June 24, 1809, in Lanesborough, Mass.; settled in McLean, 
Tompkins Co., N. Y.; carriage-maker; d. Oct. 16, 1846; Episco- 
pal. He m. Oct. 16, 1836, EUNICE MARIA, dau. of Rufus and 
Eunice (Hyde) MELLEN, b. Apl. 26, 1816, in Prescott, Mass. 
(After his death she m. Williams.) 


A Bialby Portius, b. July 27, 1838, in McLean, N. Y., where he now 
resides; a harness- maker. He enlisted in the service of his coun- 
try July, 1862, in Co. I, 143d Reg't K Y. Vols. , to the close of 
the war. He m. Apl. 29, 1860, Mary Janett, dau. of David and 
Lucy Maria (Thomas) Arnold, b. Aug. 19, 1840, in Tully, N. Y. ; 

d. May 20, 1867. 




Capt. ELIJAH STARR,— son of Jonathan 489, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — born in the western part 
of Danbury about 1751. Not far from 1765 he went as an 
apprentice to Brookfield, Conn., where, having acquired his trade, 
m. Nov. 26, 1772, MARY, dau. of David and Sarah (Ruggles) 
SMITH, who d. Dec. 13, 1831, se. 80 y., 11 mo., 16 days. 

They lived in the house at the " Iron Works," so called, until 
1783, when he built a new one on Longmeadow Hill, which has 
recently been taken down. He was a manufacturer of brass 
clocks; a prominent man in the village, and Town Clerk for many 
years; d. July 19, 1806, ae. 55; Congregational. 


A Polly, b. May 14, 1773, d. Mch. 24, 1850. She m. Nov. 27, 1796, 
Dr. Philo, son of Samuel Merwin, b. Apl. 16, 1765, in Brookfield, 
where, a beloved physician, he d. Nov. 10, 1848. 


'. Samuel Starr, b. Feb. 27, 1798, d. Feb. 5, 1833.— Minerva, b. Oct. 
10, 1800.— Laura, b. Feb. 14, 1805.— Philo Camp, b. Sept. 29, 
1809.— Caroline, b. Aug. 9, 1814.— Polly, b. Mch. 17, 1818. 
B Anna, b. July 30, 177f , d. Apl. 26, 1861. She m. Aug. 2, 1794, Dea. 
Michael, son of John and Phebe (Smitli) Dunning, b. Apl. 30, 
1772, in Brookfield, where he always lived; cooper and farmer; 
Deacon of the Cong, church from 1820 ; d. Aug. 2, 1827. 


Rebecca, b. July 29, 1795, m. Feb. 17, 1843, Eli Benedict.— 
Hermon, b. Jan. 24, 1797, d. Feb. 7, 1862, m. Nov. 16, 1824, 
Flora Northrop.— Lee, b. July 4, 1801, d. Sept., 1863, m. Jan. 1, 
1822, Betsey Ally.— Elijah Starr, b. Feb. 7, 1805, d. Oct. 30, 
1866, m. June 17, 1828, Liberta Stone; m. (2d) Abigail Beach. — 
Lodema, b. May 27, 1809, d. Sept. 1, 1858, m. Oct. 16, 1827, Sid- 
ney Hawley.— Anna Miranda, b. Feb. 12, 1814, m. Sept. 13, 1835, 
Dr. Philander Stewart. 

[Three of Anna (Starr) Dunning's grand-children are profes- 
sional men, — Rev. Homer N. Dunning, Cong, minister at South 
Norwalk, Ct. ; Rev. Albert E. Dunning, Cong, minister in Mass. ; 
Dr. Michael Dunning Benedict was surgeon in the army during 
the war; res. Syracuse, N. Y.] 
C Lodema, b. Feb. 7, 1778, d. Aug. 19, 1848. She m. Aug. 30, 1807, 
Hon. Martin, son of Dea. Joseph and Sarah (Dunning) Ruggles, 
b. Dec. 2, 1774, in Brookfield; removed to Caledonia, Mo. ; farmer, 
and interested in the lead mines ; was elected member of Congress, 
but died Aug. 2, 1840, before he took his seat. 




Erneline, b. June 12, 1809.— Elijah Starr, b. Apl. 7, 1811; res. 
Cal — 2 sons, d. in infancy. 
D Rachel, b. Apl. 30, 1784, cl. 1845, in 111. She went to visit her uncle, 
Jonathan Starr, at Butternuts, N. Y., and taught school there one 
winter. She m. (1st) Walter, son of Dea. Joseph and Mary Lull, 
of Butternuts; settled on the Holland Purchase in the western 
part of N. Y. State, where he met his death by a fall from a log 
barn he was helping to build. A daughter, 
Mary Lull, b. July 9, 1812, d. 1832, in Iowa, unm'd. 
She m. (2d) John Neff, b. July, 1795, in Amsterdam, N. Y. ; they 
lived in 111. ; after her death he m. again, and went with the 
Mormons to Utah. 


Lucy, b. 1816, m. Hezekiah Wade of Illinois, and d. there; 2 
children. — Walter, d. in infancy. — Philo, d. se. 3. — Martha, d. 

in infancy. — Lodema, m. Carr; living in Cal. — Laura, m. 

Josiah, son of. Amos C. and Tryphena (Starr) Nobles [549 F]; 
res. Missouri Valley, Iowa. 
550 Elijah, b. Jan. 16, 1787. 
E Rebecca, b. June 15, 1789, d. Jan. 30, 1848. She m. Apl. 24, 1808, 
David, son of Curtis and Mary (Allen) Beardsley, b. Jan. 25, 1786, 
at Stratford, Conn. ; a carpenter and farmer in his native town ; 
d. Mch. 10, 1865. 


Julia Ann, b. Oct. 10, 1808.— Mary Allen, b. June 3, 1812.— Cath- 
arine Ann, b. Oct. 18, 1817.— Betsey Starr, b. May 26, 1820.— 
Frederick Josiah, b. May 22, 1825; res. Stratford. — Jane Rebecca, 
b. Aug. 25, 1827.— Maria Louisa, b. Jan. 31, 1831.— Frances 
Augusta, b. Jan. 19, 1835, d. Mch. 18, 1848. 
F Tryphena, b. June 2, 1793; was living Jan., 1878, in Iowa. She m. 
(1st) Nov. 18, 1810, Josiah, son of Curtis and Mary (Allen) Beards- 
ley, b. Aug. 5, 1788, in Stratford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 3, 1821, at Potosi, 

She m. (2d) Amos C. Nobles, who d. in 1834, in Wash. Co., 111. 

She m. (3d) Henderson Palmer, who d. 1840, in Bellevue, Iowa. 


Josiah A. Nobles [549 D]. — Rebecca A. Lewis and Clary Dohany 
were living in 1873 in Iowa. — Etson C. Beardsley, d. 1811, se. 3 
mos. 7 days, in Milford, Pa. — Angeline Bertis, d. 1835, at Belle- 
vue. — Lametta Nobles, d. se. 15 mos. — Emma, d. 1827, as. 3 yrs. 
1 m., in Williamsport, 111. — Marcia, d. 1832, se. 8 mos. 


ELIJAH STARR,— son of Elijah 549, Jonathan 489, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Jan. 16, 1787. He 
removed to Caledonia, Mo., and went into the iron business; 


DANBURY BRANCH— 551, 552. 

remained three years, but his health failed, and he was obliged to 
return to Conn.; about 1813 went to Butternuts, N. Y., to visit his 
uncle Jonathan, with the intention of settling there, but not being 
pleased with the country, returned to Brookfield; lived in the 
house built by his father on Longmeadow Hill; cultivated his 
farm, and d. Dec. 18, 1871; Baptist. 

He m. Oct. 18, 1807, OLIVE, dau. of Dr. Daniel and Sarah 
(Parker) RICHARDS, b. at Wilton, Ct., d. Mch. 9, 1867, a?. 79. 


551 Benjamin Micajah, b. Aug. 24, 1808. 

552 Sally Maria, b. Aug. 21, 1810. 

553 Samuel Richards, b. Nov. 10, 1812. 

554 Lucius Parker, b. Nov. 13, 1815. 

A Cynthia Rebecca, b. July 21, .1818, m. Nov. 19, 1840, Henry, son 
of Robert and Sally (Meriam) Catlin, b. July 7, 1816, at Litch- 
field, So. Farms ; farmer in Bethlehem, Conn. A son, 
Robert Starr Catlin, b. Apl. 12, 1858, d. Oct. 6, 1863. 

555 Walter Lull, b. Mch. 9, 1821. 

556 Emmon Taylor, b. Dec. 19, 1824. 

557 Orrin Smith, b. Feb. 27, 1827. 

&& 1 

BENJAMIN MICAJAH STARR,— son of Elijah 550,— b. Aug. 
24, 1808, in Brookfield, Ct., where he still cultivates his extensive 
farm near the center of the village; a prominent citizen; a mem- 
ber, with his wife, of the Cong, church, in which, and in the 
society, he has occupied official positions for many years. 

He m. Sept. 9, 1832, HENRIETTA, dau. of Henry and Han- 
nah (Northrup) PECK, b. Dec. 4, 1809, in B. 


A Elizabeth Hannah, b. Mch. 19, 1834, m. Oct. 15, 1857, Aaron White 
Cook, son of Dr. W. Chauncey and Julia W. {Cook) Williams, b. 
in Manchester, Conn. ; was in the silk business in Hartford and 
Bridgeport, Ct. ; removed to Europe ; is now jzl manufacturer in 
Manchester, Eng. A son, 
Arthur Starr Williams, b. Jan. 17, 1861, d. Aug. 10, 1861. 


SALLY MARIA STARR— dau. of Elijah 550,— b. Aug. 21, 1810, m. 
Dec. 2, 1829, DANIEL LAMSON, son of Ebenezer and Louisa (Far- 
nam) BENTON, b. Jan. 14, 1805, at Litchfield; a farmer in Morris, but 
now in Bethlehem, Litch. Co. , Conn. 




Leman Henry, b. Sept. 8, 1830, at M. ; a farmer in his native town; mar- 
ried; one daughter. 

Joseph Farnam, b. Sept. 19, 1836, at M. ; m. Oct. 12, 1864, Augusta Wood; 
is a manufacturer in Westville, Ct. ; no children. 

Lucius Starr, b. Feb. 20, 1843, at B. ; enlisted in the service of his coun- 
try in 1861, Co. E. 11th Reg ? t Conn. Vols.; at the battle of 
Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, he was shot through the body; the ball 
entered in front, passing through the left lung, and came out, 
grazing the back-bone. He was carried to the rear, and left to 
die, as the surgeon pronounced the wound fatal, that he could not 
live. Word was sent to his parents that their son was wounded 
in battle and died the next day. A fortnight later the father 
received a letter from his supposed dead boy, saying he was alive, 
and lying in a barn used for a hospital. The father started imme- 
diately, and before he closed his eyes was by the side of his son, 
and for more than five months tenderly cared for him, and about 
the first of April brought him home, where slowly he regained his 
usual health and strength, but the wound was not healed for five 
or six years. He m. July 11, 1871, Emma J. Downs of New 
Haven, Ct. , and is a manufacturer in Chicago. 

Herbert Elmore, b. July 31, 1848, at M. ; a lawyer. 


SAMUEL RICHARDS STARR,— son of Elijah 550,— b. Nov. 
10, 1812, in Brookfield, Ct.; a silver plater by trade; lived awhile 
in New Haven; returned to his native place; bought a farm, where 
he d. Aug. 21, 1869; Episcopal. He m. Nov. 14, 1860, ELIZA- 
BETH, ALMIRA, dau. of James and Lucinda {Harrison) DAN- 
IELS, "b. Apl. 28, 1838, in Bethlehem, Ct. 


A Frederick Arthur, b. Aug. 19, 1861. 
B Charles Samuel, b. Apl. 7, 1868. 

5^4 . - 

LUCIUS PARKER STARR,— son of Elijah 550,— b. Nov. 13, 
1815, in Brookfield, Ct.; having acquired an education, he taught 
school until he obtained a situation in a commission house in Sa- 
vannah, Ga.; after the failure of the firm returned north, and for 
three years was clerk in Yonkers, N. Y. ; then as book-keeper in 
the office of the extensive locomotive builders, R., K. & G., and 
when that firm was merged in the " Rogers Locomotive Co.," he 
was appointed its Secretary and Treasurer, which responsible posi* 
48 ( 369 ) 

D ANBURY BRANCH— 555, 556, 557. 

tion he held until his death, Aug. 30, 1866. His family residence 
was on Brooklyn Heights, N. Y. ; Congregational. 

Pie m. Feb. 7, 1856, HARRIET WOOD, dau. of William and 
Eliza (Gleason) GLOVER, b. May 18, 1833, at Milton, Mass. 


A Florence, b. Jan. 5, 1857. 

B Helen Maria, b. Jan. 24, 1858. 

C William Glover, b. Jan. 7, 1860. 


WALTER LULL STARR,— son of Elijah 550,— b. Mch. 9, 
1821, at Caledonia, Mo.; brought up in Brookfleld; lived in New 
Haven; and now resides at Newark, N. J.; of the firm of W. L. 
Starr & Co., extensive manufacturers of " saddlery hardware"; 

He m. May 2, 1855, MARY JULIA, dau. of Jonathan and 
Mary B. {Coe) FOWLER, b. July 11, 1835, at Cleveland 0. 


A Henry Fowler, b. May 26, 1856. 
B Edwin Elijah, b. June 28, 1858. 
C Olive, b. Apl. 6, 1863. 

— 556. — 

EMMON TAYLOR STARR,— son of Elijah 550,— b. Dec. 19, 
1824, at Brookfleld, Ct.; in 1849 went to Caledonia, Mo.; remained 
a few years; thence to Cal., where he arrived Sept. 10, 1853; set- 
tled at Santa Clara, S. C. Co.; house builder; Methodist. • 

He m. Mch. 3, 1853, MARGARET, dau. of James and Amanda 
(Williams) MOORE, b. Aug. 18, 1828, at Caledonia, Mo. 


A Nellie Margaret, b. Aug. 4, 1854, m. Dec. 25, 1873, Rev. Andrew 
Jackson, son of Nelson and Marilla (Lerry) Hanson, b. Oct. 11, 
1850, in Mills Co., Iowa, and grad. in 1873, at the "University of 
the Pacific," at S. Clara; Methodist minister at Bakersfield, Cal. 

+ Orrin Williams, b. Apl. 3, 1856, d. Dee. 13, 1857. 

B Arthur Moore, b. Apl. 4, 1858. 

C Lucius Walter, b. June 27, 1860. 

D James Elijah, b. May 4, 1862. 


ORRTN SMITH STARR,— son of Elijah 550,— b. Feb. 27, 
1827, at Brookfleld; spent his boyhood in Morris; went to Water - 



town, Ct., as clerk in a store; then into business for himself, and 
was succesful for a country merchant; d. Sept. 26, 1870; one of 
the vestry of Christ Epis. church. He m. Jan. 1, 1849, MARTHA 
MARIA, dau. of Rev. Dr. Frederick and Mary (Pinney) HOL- 
COMB, b. in W., d. Jan. 3, 1873. 


+ Infant, d. soon. 

-+- Frederick Holcomb, b. Jan. 8, 1856, d. Apl. 23, 1868. 


Capt. ELEAZER STARR,— son of John 448, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — was probably born at Beaver Brook, 
Danbury. His father died in July; the following "Nov. 20, 1739, 
his uncle, Josiah Starr, was appointed his guardian, he being under 
age for choosing a guardian." May 6, 1754, he was clerk of a 
militia meeting. In the society meeting held 1767, "Ens. Eleazer 
Starr, with 3 others are by vote Desired to Take cair and Tune 
the Psalms in our Publick worship"; in 1777 it was "Voted, that 
Capt. Eleazer Starr be desired to read the Psalms in the absence 
of Lieut. Trowbridge"; this duty was soon performed on his part, 
for in April of that year the British burned Danbury, and the 
Psalm-reader was among the slain. The particulars must be gath- 
ered from the following: Rev. Thomas Robbins' century sermon, 
delivered 24 years afterward, says, "The enemy entered the town 
on Saturday, Apl. 26, 1777, at about 3 o'clock p. m. ; several persons 
were murdered; one very valuable house, with four persons in it, 
was burned immediately. The enemy, fearful of their retreat being 
cut off,' rallied early on the morning of the 27th, set fire to the 
stores and dwellings, and marched out of the town." 

Hinman's Appendix to the above says, " As the head of the 
British army arrived at the Court-House, four men stationed in the 
dwelling-house of Maj. Daniel Starr, a few rods distant, fired upon 
them from the windows and fled. They were pursued and shot 
down, their bodies thrown into the house, and the house burned. 
Early on Sunday morning, Apl. 27, 1777, every dwelling-house 
was set on fire, except those belonging to the Tories." 

Tradition in the family says, "That Capt. Eleazer removed his 
family to a hill outside the town for safety, returned to defend the 
town, was killed, and his body burned." From the above it is 
probable he was one of the four men who were in Maj. Starr's 


DANBURY BRANCH— 559, 560. 

house, was killed, and his body consumed, on the afternoon of 
Apl. 26, 1777. 

His widow, REBECCA STARR, d. Dec. 5, 1801, in her 77th 
year; was buried in the old cemetery, where a stone marks her 


559 Benajah, b. 1750. 

560 Jabez, b. 1755. 
563 Eleazer, b. 1758. 

A Rebecca, m. Lieut. Elijah Hoyt of Danbury. 
B Eunice, d. 1781, in her minority. 


BENAJAH STARR, — son of Eleazer 558, — b. in Danbury; at 
a meeting of the Cong, society, 1778, "he, with two others, were 
appointed chorister in the meeting-house"; in 1783 and 1785 he 
sold land in D., and removed to Salem, Westchester Co., N. Y.. 
where, "Apl. 9, 1789, he deeded all interest in his sister Eunice 
(dec d ) estate in D.' 1 ; was living there in 1793, but soon after went 
to Schenectady, N. Y., where his wife, name unknown, d. in 1801, 
83. 46, and son Gideon d., se. 21, while a member of the senior class 
in Union Coll.; Mch. 22, 1802, his brothers deed to him all their 
interest in his mother's estate. He soon after returned to Dan- 
bury, and built the wood house on Main st. opposite the " Wooster 
House," now occupied by his great-nephew, W. H. Starr, Esq., and 
d. July 2, 1825, 83. 75. 

He m. for his second wife Mrs. ELIZABETH, dau. of Rev. 

Timothy and Temperance (Clajpp) PITKIN, of Farmington, Ct., 

and widow of Rev. Timothy Langdon of D., b. Sept. 19, 1761, 

d. July 5, 1825. 

CHILDREN by first wife. 

A Gideon, d. in S. , 33. 21 ; a member of senior class Union Coll. 

B Hannah, d. Mch. 6, 1858, se. 80, unm'd. 

C Lewis Roger, grad. at Yale Coll. 1817, d. Mch. 8, 1852, as. 59; 

D Eliza C, d. Dec. 9, 1845, ae. 55; unm'd. 


E William Pitkin, b. Mch. 18, 1812, at North Salem, N. Y. ; farmer 
in Danbury; d. Mch. 22, 1857; unm'd. 


Dr. JABEZ STARR, — son of Eleazer 558 > — a practicing physi- 
cian in Danbury; Methodist; d. Feb., 1840; m. MARY, dau. of 


DANBURY FAMILY— 561, 562. 

John and Dorcas {Holmes) ELLIOTT, b. in Bedford, N. Y.; d. 
Feb., 1845. 


A Elizabeth, b. Feb., 1780, d. May 18, 1853. She m. James, son of 
James Clark, b. Feb., 1779, d. Mch. 2, 1818; res. Danbury. 


Eliza Antoinette, b. Feb., 1802. — James Beebe, b. Aug., 1803. — 
William Starr, b. Aug. 16, 1806.— Frederick Harvey, b. Feb., 
1811, d. Jan. 21, 1866. 
561 Lewis, b. . 

562 Levi, b. 1783. 

^O 1 . 

Dr. LEWIS STARR, — son of Jabez 560, — was a physician in 
Sherman, Ct. He had two wives— (1st) MARY WHITE, dau. of 
Capt. Eli and Hannah (Piatt) TAYLOR, b. Dec. 5, 1785, d. May 
17, 1809, by whom he had three children. 

A Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1804, m. Isaac Sturges. She and her child d. in 

Westport, Ct. 
B Mary Ann, b. July 25, 1806, d. Apl. 3, 1823. 
+ Eli Taylor, b. Aug., 1808, d. Jan. 19, 1809. 

His second wife was NANCY HATCH, of Sherman, by whom 
he had children, 

C Elizabeth, dead. — P Levi, a druggist, living in Middletown, N. Y. 
— E George, dead. — F Harriet. — G Eliza, m. Charles Hal 
stead, living at Newburgh, N. Y. — H John L., d. in Middle- 
town, N. Y., leaving three children, viz.: I Mary. — J Amelia, 
— and K John. 
[The most persistent efforts have been made to obtain full records of 
the above families ; frequent letters have been sent to the surviving mem- 
bers, with stamps enclosed for return postage. The letters have neither 
been returned to writer, nor the slightest acknowledgment made.] 


LEVI STARR, — son of Dr. Jabez 560, — born and lived in 
Danbury; was constable and collector of the town for some twenty 
consecutive years; d. at Mill Plain in D., May 12, 1849, aa. 65 yrs., 
7 mo. He m. Sept. 5, 1827, LORETTA, dau. of Andrew and 
Mary (Giddings) BARNES, of Sherman, Ct., b. Oct. 24, 1803; d. 
Nov. 11, 1871. 


A Edward, b. Oct. 24, 1828, d. June 28, 1857, unm'd. 
B William Harvey, b. June 8, 1831, m. June 10, 1862, Margaret 



Electa, dau. of Oliver and Sophronia ( Wildman) Stone, b. May 27, 
1832; in D. He lives in the house built by his great uncle Bena- 
jah, on Main street, Danbury; farmer; Congregational. A son, 
C Oliver Wildman Starr, b. Sept. 25, 1866. 
D Frederick, b. June 19, 1834; keeps a market on Main street, Dan- 
bury; m. June 12, 1854, Clarissa Ann, dau. of Daniel and Catha- 
rine (Rubbell) Pickett, b. Dec. 6, 1833, at Shelby, K Y. 


E Charles Birdseye Starr, b. Apl. 24, 1855. 
F Ella Mary Starr, b. July 24, 1857. 
G- Mary Ann, b. Aug. 31, 1836, m. Jan. 1, 1863, Theodore Friend, son 
of Hiram and Mary (Andrews) Judd, b. Dec. 1, 1834, in Bethel, 
and is a hatter in Danbury. 


Loretta Eliza, b. Jan. 28, 1869, d. Aug. 31, 1869.— Anna Starr, b. 
Jan. 16, 1872. 
H Henry Seelye, b. Nov. 13, 1838; m., and lives in D. 

— 563 - 

ELEAZER STARR,— son of Eleazer 558, John 448, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1758, in Danbury, Conn.; a 
soldier in the war of Revolution, in which his father was killed. 
Apl. 9, 1789, he sold land at "Mill River" and " Stud ley Ridge," 
in D. Again, May 18, 1793, he executed another deed of land, 
and soon after removed to Harpersfield, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
where, Mch. 22, 1802, he gave to his brother a quit claim of all his 
interest in their deceased mother's estate; a farmer; d. Dec. 23, 
1810, S3. 52. He m. Jan. 4, 1785, REBECCA RAYMOND, b. 
Oct. 29, 1760, at Wilton, Conn.; d. Dec. 9, 1845, at Penfield, 0. 


564 Raymond, b. Jan. 8, 1786. 
575 Talcott, b. Nov. 20, 1788. 
A Polly, b. Jan. 31, 1790, d. May 20, 1873, at P. ; she m. June, 1809, 

Daniel, son of Lemuel and Elizabeth (Comstock) Lindsley, b. 

June 24, 1784, at D. ; removed to Harpersfield, N. Y., and d. Nov. 


Eliza, b. Apl. 10, 1813, m. Jan. 19, 1854, William Johnson Knapp. 
An only child, Frank, d. 1862.— Aurilla, b. Oct. 22, 1815, m. Oct. 
20, 1833, William Lyman Hayes; res. P.; seven children. — 
Almon D., b. Nov. 14, 1818, m. Aug., 1852, Abigail Baird, who 
d. Nov. , 1873 ; res. P. ; four children. 



581 William, b. Oct. 3, 1792. 

- + Hannah, scalded to death, 8e. 5. 
B Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1799, at H. ; m. June 10, 1823, Rev. Roswell, 
son of Jeremiah Mather and Sarah (Biggs) Kelley, b. Feb. 21, 
1794, at Oxford, Ct. ; a clergyman at East Glenville, N. Y. 


Warren Starr, b. Oct. 11, 1824, m. (1st) May 22, 1855, Mary E. / 
Bentley, who d. Jan. 16, 1865; m. (2d) Sept. 12, 1866, Mary H. 
Coleman. He is a lawyer at Albany, 1ST. Y. — Augusta Adaline, 
b. Sept. 1, 1827, m. June, 1847, Benjamin Franklin Knight; res. 
No. Greenbush, N. Y.— Edna Aurinda, b. Mch. 18, 1830, d. Apl. 
14, 1865. She m. Jan. 19, 1854, Harvey R. Watson; res. Albany, 
N. Y.— John Nelson, b. Nov. 10, 1832, m. Sept. 14, 1863, Sarah 
Crane; res. Minneapolis, Minn. — Charles Wesley, b. Feb. 25, 
1835, d. Feb. 4, 1868, at Albany; hem. Mary Schuyler.— Caroline 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1837, m. Nov., 1862, Jacob V. Howenstein, 
and d. Nov. 27, 1870, at East Glenville, N. Y.— George Washing- 
ton, b. May 5, 1840; res. Burlington, Yt. ; m. Sept. 14, 1865, 
Sarah Beers.— Edward Roswell, b. Nov. 7, 1842, d. Mch. 31, 
1844, at Glenville. 
584 Orrln, I b Qct 30 ^ lg03 
C Aurinda, ) She m. Apl. 12, 1842, Lathrop, son of 

Lewis and Ada (Beardsley) Penfield, b. May 10, 1800, at New 
Fairfield, Conn. ; a fruit-grower at Springfield, O. A son, 
. Fletcher Starr Penfield, b. Dec. 6, 1843. 


RAYMOND STARR,— son of Eleazer 563, Eleazer 558, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Jan. 8, 1786, in Dan- 
bury, Conn.; brought up in Harpersfield, N. Y.; was a merchant 
for a while in Catskill, N. Y., where he built a brick store; removed 
Oct., 1828, to Penfield, O.; thence, in 1831, to Elyria, where he d. 
Aug. 23, 1870; church warden; Episcopal. He m. Feb. 22, 1809, 
at H., BETSEY, dau. of Lewis and Ada (Beardsley) PENFIELD, 
b. Mch. 12, 1792, at North Fairfield, Ct.; d. June 26, 1873. 

The local paper gave an interesting account of their u golden 
wedding," celebrated with appropriate religious exercises, where 
w r ere present six of his brothers and sisters, seven children, twenty- 
five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. During the whole 
fifty years no brother or sister had died, and but one child and five 
grandchildren. The clergyman, adverting to the remarkable fact 
that all the brothers and sisters of the couple were still alive 
and vigorous, said "That although these happy events were of the 
Lord's special mercy, yet there were in the lives of these individ- 



uals certain means to be recognized by which the Providence of 
God had brought about such results. These were the diligence, reg- 
ularity of habit, and temperance of life, for which they had always 
been distinguished, — freedom from the use of any intoxicating 
beverage, and, with one or two exceptions, of tobacco." Ten years 
later they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, when seven 
of their eight children were living, 24 gr. children, and seven gr.- 
grandchildren. The same paper says: " The venerable couple are 
yet hale and hearty, and almost any pleasant Sabbath may be seen 
walking, arm-in-arm, to the Episcopal church, which is quite a dis- 
tance from their residence. . . . Their habits of life have been 
uniform for a long series of years. Temperate and frugal in all things, 
they have, by observing the laws of health, not only lengthened 
out their days beyond the period allotted to man, but have the 
promise of years of enjoyment yet in store for them. There are 
few family gatherings where all the relatives have been so signally 
blest with health and worldly prosperity, — the happy results of 
industry, morality, temperance, and virtue." 


565 Lewis Penfield, b. Oct. 17, 1809. 
568 George Raymond, b. July 19, 1811. 
570 Russell Hoyt, b. Feb. 5, 1816. 
A Elizabeth Ann, b. Men. 29, 1818, m. Sept. 23, 1835, Samuel, son 

of Edward Goodwin, b. Sept. 26, 1809, at Athol, Mass. ; lived in 

Elyria, O., and d. Aug. 31, 1849. 


Frances Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1836.— Edward Raymond, b. Feb. 3, 
1844.— Rosabelle, b. Aug. 30, 1846.— Julia, b. July 1, 1849, d. 
Oct. 13, 1857. 

572 Horace Clapp, b. Feb. 15, 1820. 

573 Benjamin Franklin, b. July 20, 1827. 

574 Alonzo Gregory, b. July 31, 1834. 

+ Ad aline A., b. Feb. 1, 1837, d. July 18, 1841. 


LEWIS PENFIELD STARR,— son of Raymond 564,— b. Oct. 
17, 1809, at Harpersfield, N. Y.; in 1828 went to Penfield, O., 
where he has since resided; farmer; Methodist. He m. Jan. 31, 
1833, ABIGAIL HULDAH, dau. of Jonathan and Abigail 
(Knajjp) RICHARDS, b. May 8, 1813, at Canaan, Conn. 

( 376 ) 

PENFIELD, O., FAMILY— 566, 567. 


566 Charles Edwin, b. Mcli. 31, 1834. 

A Erwin Platt, b. May 19, 1835 ; lives in Cal. , unm'd. 

567 Walter Watson, b. Aug. 7, 1837. 

B May Esther, b. Aug. 17, 1840, m. Oct. 14, 1863, Horace Jones, who 
d. Jan. 27, 1864. She m. again Oct. 24, 1866, Edwin Lorenzo, son 
of Nathan and Phebe (Pierce) Hastings, b. Dec. 1, 1842, in Wind- 
ham, Vt. ; a farmer ; res. Townshend, Vt. No children. 

C Leonard Gurley, b. May 26, 1842; he enlisted Aug., 1862, in Co. 
B, 1st Reg't O. Artillery; d. Nov. 26, 1862, of brain fever, near 
Nashville, Tenn. ; buried at P. 

D Addie Delia, b. May 23, 1844, m. Sept. 29, 1864, William Harrison, 
son of Moses and Jane (Nelson) Brayton, b. at Sandy Hill, N. Y. ; 
a commission merchant in New York. No children. 

E Roscoe Richards, b. Mch. 16, 1847; unm'd 1874. 

F Edward Alanson, b. Jan. 10, 1849 ; unm'd 1874. 

G Ella Julia, b. Dec. 8, 1851, m. Oct. 30, 1873, Adna Alamando, son 
of Alamando A. and Lucinda E. (Langdon) Cragin, b. Sept. 5, 
1851, at Lagrange, O., where they now reside; grocer. 

H Munson Marshall, b. Dec. 18, 1854. 
I Frederick Hudson, b. Aug. 5, 1857. 


CHARLES EDWIN STARR,— son of Lewis Penfield 565,— b. 
Mch. 31, 1834, in Penfield; enlisted Sept. 5, 1864, in Co. C, 176th 
Reg't 0. Vols.; discharged June 20, 1865; farmer in his native 
town; m. Dec. 31, 1859, SARAH ELIZABETH, dau. of Elisha 
and Sarah (Peters) SHELDON, b. Apl. 26, 1836, at P. 


A Alma Adlina, b. Nov. 24, 1861, at Berea, O. 
B Minnie Idella, b. Oct. 28, 1869, at P. 


WALTER WATSON STARR,— son of Lewis Penfield 565,— 
b. Aug. 7, 1837, at Penfield; he served three years and ten months 
in Co. B, 1st Reg't O. Artillery, in the war; settled in Aurelius, 
Ingham Co., Mich.; farmer; Methodist. 

He m. Apl. 29, 1868, RUTH A., dau. of Samuel S. and Per- 
melia A. (Dayton) PENFIELD, b. Aug. 12, 1840, at P. 


+ Harley L., b. Mch. 16, 1869, d. Sept. 6, 1870. 
A Nellie E., b. Oct. 28, 1870. 

49 ( 377 ) 

DANBURY BRANCH— 568, 569, 570. 


GEORGE RAYMOND STARR,— son of Raymond 564,— b. 
July 19, 1811, at Harpersfield, N. Y.; in 1828 went to Penfield; in 
1837 settled in Elyria, 0., and engaged in the mercantile business; 
of the firm of Baldwin, Starr & Co. in 1846, succeeded by Starr & 
Co. in 1852, and since 1858 the senior partner of Starr Bros. & 
Co., a large, well known, and successful dry goods establishment; 

He m. Sept. 29, 1831, CLARINDA, dau. of Frederick and Anna 
(Cadwell) WEST, b. Dec. 1, 1810, at Pittsfield, Mass. 


A Caroline, b. July 19, 1835, at P., d. Dec. 11, 1851, at E. 
569 George Henry, b. Men. 23, 1841. 


GEORGE HENRY STARR,— son of Geo. Raymond 568,— b. 
Mch. 23, 1841, at Elyria. 0.; a clerk, afterward partner, in the 
house of Starr Bros. & Co. of E. Although in feeble health and 
unable for service in the field during the civil war, he was one of 
the company of "Squirrel Hunters,' 1 so called, who volunteered in 
defense of the border when Gen. Kirby Smith made a raid into 0. ; 
also as one of the minute men. He was an honored member of the 
Masonic brotherhood, and a consistent and devoted Christian of 
the Methodise church for 12 years; d. Dec. 27, 1870. "Cut off in 
his early life, he will long be remembered by his associates for his 
manly and upright character, and kind and generous heart." — 
Elyria paper. 

He m. May 13, 1863, FANNIE, dau. of Henry and Eliza 
(Snevely) KITCHEN, b. June 19, 1842, at Piqua, 0. 


A Henry Albert, b. Aug. 10, 1864. 

B Caroline Eliza, b. Dec. 31, 1865. 

C Anna Morse, b. Sept. 3, 1867. 

D Mary Frances, b. Mch. 11, 1871. 


RUSSELL HOYT STARR,— son of Raymond 564,— b. Feb. 5, 
1816, at Harpersfield, N. Y.; went to Penfield, O., with his parents 
when he was 12 years old, which continued to be his home; farmer; 
trustee and class leader in the Methodist church. He d. suddenly 
Sunday, June 8, 1873, on his return home from church. 


PENFIELD, O., FAMILY— 571, 572, 573. 

Hem. Feb. 2, 1841. CAROLINE, dan. of Benoni and Rhoda 
(Beach) LEACH, b. July 21, 1816, at Wolcottville, Ct. 


571 Willard Clark, b. Nov. 15, 1841. 

A Cornelia Caroline, b. Sept. 7, 1844, m. July 28, 1870, John Udie, 
son of Robert and Annie ( Udie) Lean, b. Feb. 5, 1844 ; res. Lake- 
side, Ont., Canada. A daughter, 
Addie Augusta Lean, b. July 9, 1872. 

B Augusta Elsie, b. Aug. 31, 1846. 

+ Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1848, d. Sept. 26, 1851. 

+ Isabelle, b. July 23, 1852, d. Jan. 21, 1854. 

C Arthur Fisk, b. June 13, 1855. 

— -57 1 ■ 

WILLARD CLARK STARR,— son of Russell Hoyt 570,— b. 
Nov. 15, 1841, at Penfield; enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, in Co. B, 124th 
Reg't 0. Vols.; was in the fight at Spring Hill, Tenn.; discharged 
July 8, 1865; a farmer; settled at Eaton, Mich., in 1867. 

He m. Aug. 16, 1865, ELIZABETH SOPHIA, dau. of Daniel 
and Amy Margaret (Miller) CALLAHAN, b. Nov. 14, 1842, at 
Toronto, Canada. 


A Harry Alonzo, b. July 8, 1868. 

. 572 ■ — 

HORACE CLAPP STARR,— son of Raymond 564,— b. Feb. 
15, 1820, at Harpersfield, N. Y.; lived in Penfield; settled at 
Elyria, 0.; one of the partners in the firm of Starr Bros. & Co., 
extensive merchants; vestryman in the Episcopal church. 

He m. July 5, 1848. SARAH PHELPS, dau. of Cyrus and 
Lucy Swan (Browning) WHEELER, b. Sept. 30, 1826, at Nor- 
wich, N. Y.; d. Aug. 10, 1870. 


+ May, b. May 31, 1849, d. Aug. 5, 1851. 

A Lizzie Browning, b. Dec. 22, 1852. 

B Marion Parsons, b. Feb. 24, 1854. 

C Horace Truman, b. Men. 23, 1857. 

+ Newton, b. Feb. 10, 1861, d. Aug. 15, 1861. 


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STARR,— son of Raymond 564,— 
b. July 20, 1827, at Harpersfield, N. Y.; brought up in Penfield, 

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DANBURY BRANCH— 574, 575. 

Ohio; went to Chicago in 1873; kept a hotel; Unitarian; m. July 
6, 1848, JANE ANN, dan. of Lyman N. and Mary (Ayrault) 
GRIFFITH, b. Mch. 3, 1826, at Pike, N. Y. 


A Frank Ayrault, m. Carrie Leibfarth. 
B Charles Ayrault. 

^^4 \ 

ALONZO GREGORY STARR,— son of Raymond 564,— b. 
July 31, 1834, in Elyria, 0.; in 1870 removed to Ypsilanti, Mich.; 
book-keeper; Reformed Episcopal; m. Apl. 21, 1856, ELCEA 
URSULIA, dau. of David W. and Ann {Palmer) MILLS, b. Nov. 
17, 1834, at Watertown, N. Y. 


A Ella Grace, b. May 17, 1858, at E. 

+ Albert Alonzo, b. Apl. 18, 1861, at E., d. Dec. 12, 1862. 

— &Y& 

TALCOTT STARR,— son of Eleazer 563, Eleazer 558, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Nov. 20, 1788, at 
Danbury, Conn.; was young when his parents went to Harpersfield, 
N. Y.; was orderly sergeant in an artillery company in the war of 
1812; lived awhile at Jefferson, N. Y.; removed to Elyria in 1839, 
and thence to Penfield, 0.; farmer and dairyman; a consistent 
member of the Methodist church for more than 50 years; to its 
doctrines he was greatly attached, and to its interests he devoted 
many years of active service as steward and trustee; d. Oct. 14, 
1872. He m. Oct. 8, 1.808, MARY, dau. of Matthew and Mercy 
(Beardsley) LINDSLEY, b. Aug. 31, 1790, in Danbury. 


576 Matthew Lindsley, b. Apl. 4, 1809. 

A Maria, b. July 7, 1811, d. May, 1833; m. Turner, and bad 

Samuel Talcott and Louisa. 

B Angeline, b. Jan. 22, 1814, at H. ; m. July 14, 1832, Benjamin F., 
son of Samuel E. and Hetty {Bryant) Turner, b. Jan. 4, 1811, at 
Watertown, Ct. ; a hotel-keeper at Albany, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 23, 


Harriet Mariah, b. Oct. 29, 1833, d. Nov. 25, 1858.— Mary Jane, b. 

Aug. 8, 1835.— Alden Chester, b. June 15, 1838. 
578 Gideon Lindsley, b. Feb. 13, 1816. 
580 Alden, b. May 8, 1820. 


PENFIELD, O., FAMILY— 576, 577. 


Kev. MATTHEW LINDSLEY STARR,— son of Talcott 575,— 
b. Apl. 4, 1809, at Jefferson, N. Y. ; was licensed as a Methodist 
minister Feb. 8, 1834; a member of the N. Y. Conference ; ordained 
Deacon in 1836, and Elder or Presbyter in 1838. After 20 yearc 
of faithful service in the ministry in Mass., Conn., N. Y , and 
Ohio, was placed on the retired list of the North 0. Conference: 
residing at Penfield, and preaching when able. He has a dairy 
farm, and is one of the proprietors of a cheese factory, of the 
brand " Western Reserve Cheese." 

He m. Mch. 3, 1831, SALLIE, dau. of Andkew and Sakae 
(Beers) HAYES, b. May 21, 1812, in New Canaan, Ct. 


A Alta Matilda, b. Jan. 15, 1832, at Jefferson, N. Y. ; d. June 28, 

1853; unm'd. 
B Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 13, 1835, at Egremont, Mass., d. Dec. 19, 

1858, at Richfield, O. ; unm'd. 
577 Elbert Addison, b. June 24, 1838. 
+ Wilbur Fiske, b. May 16, 1843, d. Jan. 20, 1848. 
C Watson Fiske, b. Oct. 18, 1847, rn. Dec. 24, 1872, Sarah Ellen, dau. 

of William and Hannah (Pritchard) Bradley, b. June 14, 1852, in 

Willington, O. ; farmer; Methodist; res. Penfield, O. 
D Mary Belle, b. May 28, 1850, m. Oct. 5, 1871, William, son of 

Elisha and Sallie {Peters) Sheldon, b. Nov. 30, 1847, at Penfield ; 

a farmer in his native town. A child, 

Marion Starr Sheldon, b. Nov. 6, 1872. 
E Irving, b. Aug. 17, 1856. 


ELBERT ADDISON STARR,— son of Rev. Matthew L. 576 — 
b. June 24, 1838, at Penfield, O., where he still resides; farmer; 
Recording Steward of the Methodist church; m. Dec. 4, 1860, 
VICTORIA, dau. of Rev. Ira Marshall and Henrietta (Price) 
HITCHCOCK, b. July 30, 1842, in Lorain Co., 0. 


A Lillian Alta, b. Nov. 24, 1861. 

B May Belle, b. Feb. 28, 1864. 

C Florence, b. Dec. 20, 1868. 

D Parrin Wilbur, b. May 24, 1870. 

E Ira Matthew, b. June 28, 1873. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 578, 579, 580, 581. 


GIDEON LINDSLEY STARR,— son of Talcott 575,— b. Feb. 
13, 1816, at Jefferson, N. Y.; lived three years in Harpersfield; 
from thence, in the spring of 1849, to his present home in Pen- 
field, 0.; farmer; m. Nov. 10, 1839, POLLY, dau. of Daniel and 
Abigail [Dayton) BAIRD, of Watertown, Ct., b. July 7, 1818, at 


579 Lemuel Talcott, b. Nov. 30, 1840. 

+ Similde Abigail, b. Oct. 5, 1844, d. Feb. 26, 1855. 

A Imogene Louise, b. July 14, 1847, m. Jan. 14, 1868, Charles, son of 
Abial and Harriette {Northrop) Canfield, b. June 16, 1845, at Litch- 
field, O. ; farmer in his native town. A daughter, 
Maud Abelle Canfield, b. Oct. 1868. 

+ Munson Baird, b. Oct. 30, 1849, d. Feb. 8, 1854. 

B Estelle Elma, b. Feb. 27, 1855. 

C Lee Weston, b. Dec. 25, 1856. 

^ ^ £^0 

LEMUEL TALCOTT STARR,— son of Gideon Lindsley 578, 
— b. Nov. 30, 1840, at Jefferson, N. Y., and settled at Penfield, O.; 
a farmer; m. Oct. 8, 1862, LUCY MARIA, dau. of Benjamin 
and Maria (Wilkins) CRAGIN, b. Nov. 19, 1843, at Grafton, 0. 


A Lura Cragin, b. Aug. 24, 1863. 

B Theresa Pauline, b. Apl. 12, 1869. 

5 SO 

ALDEN STARR,— son of Talcott 575,— b. May 8, 1820, at 
Jefferson, N. Y. ; educated at Amenia Seminary ; lived at Elyria, 
Wellington, and is now in the real estate business in Cleveland, 0. ; 
Congregational; m. Sept. 21, 1845, MARY, dau. of Sturges and 
Betsey (Lindsley) LYNES, b. Mch. 25, 1824, at Harpersfield, N. Y. 


+ Worthington Lynes, b. Oct. 25, 1847, d. Mch. 18, 1853. 

A Bertrand Alden, b. July 13, 1853, d. Dec. 3, 1870. 

B Leonie Lynes, b. Oct. 2, 1864. 

C Mary Lindsley, b. Sept. 17, 1867. 


WILLIAM STARR,— son of Eleazer, 563, Eleazer 558, John 
448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Oct. 3, 1792, at 



Danbury, Conn.; brought up in Harpersfield, N. Y.; a soldier in 
the war of 1812; in June, 1831, removed to Ohio, and settled in 
Penfield; farmer; d. Apl. 4, 1863; Methodist. He m. Feb. 22, 
1815, ADAH, dau. of Gaylord and Charlotte (Bass) BEARDS- 
LEY, b. Apl. 18, 1795, at Norwalk, Conn. ; d. May 28, 1856. 


A Achsah Emeline, b. Sept. 20, 1818, at H. ; d. Jan. 20, 1855. She m. 
Sept. 3, 1839, Abel, son of Jacob and Catharine {Anter) Dough- 
erty, b. 1806, in Center Co., Pa. ; res. Penfield. 


Sophia Ann, b. June 16, 1840, m. Feb. 5, 1867„ Joseph Bennett, 
of Warren Co., Pa., and d. Mch. 4, 1867, four weeks afterward, 
of quick consumption. — Anter Jacob, m. Jan. 8, 1866, Eunice 
Benton, of Litchfield, O. A daughter, Minnie. 
B Polly Ann, b. Feb. 29, 1820, m. Oct. 2, 1843, Jacob, son of Peter 
and Esther Smith, b. May 16, 1820, in Pa.; lived in Perry, O., 
and d. Apl. 14, 1865. 


Catharine Jane, b. June 12, 1844, m. Mch. 13, 1864, Edwin De 
Wolf. — John Garrett, b. Nov. 21, 1846;livingin Pa. 3 unm'd. — Mary 
Loretta, b. July 17, 1848, d. July 15, 1863.— Peter William, b. 
July 11, 1851.— Adah Esther, b. May 3, 1853, m. Dec. 8, 1873, 
Chester Hastings; res. Penfield. — George David, b. Feb. 26, 1855. 
—Sarah Ann, b. Apl. 11, 1856.— Ella Rebecca, b. Mch. 15, 1857, 
m. May 1, 1873, John W. Russells.— Jay Thomas, b. Dec. 4, 1859. 
—Ida Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1861. 

C Clarinda Betsey, b. Nov. 19, 1822; m. (1st) Mch. 4, 1845, Dr. Wil- 
liam, son of Taylor and Elizabeth {Vance) Jeffries, b. 1818, in 
Pa., d. Sept. 2, 1847, at Nashville, O. A daughter, 
Elizabeth Ann Jeffries, b. Jan. 31, 1846; m. (1st) Dec. 23, 1863, 
Carlos Rogers; m. (2d) May 8, 1871, William Johns, of Welling- 
ton, O. 
She m. (2d) Mch. 2, 1853, Charles, son of Philo and Permelia {Par- 
meter) Shepard; a farmer in Wellington, O. A daughter, 
Stella Shepard, b. Aug. 29, 1864. 

D Orline Rebecca, b. Jan. 20, 1826, m. Feb. 9, 1860, William Jones, 
son of Asa and Lydia {Deland) Hamilton, of Vt. ; live in Welling- 
ton, O. A son, 
Jay Starr Hamilton, b. Dec. 17, d. 21, 1860. 

E Jane Matilda, b. April 1, 1827, unm'd. 

+ Adah Louisa, b. May 2, 1829, d. July 3, 1829. 

582 George William, b. Mch. 20, 1831. 

F Orrin Kellev, b. ; living at Penfield; m. (2d) Elizabeth Blan- 

chard; three children. 

583 Gideon Raymond, b. May 7, 1837. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 582, 583, 584. 


GEORGE WILLIAM STARR,— son of William 581,— "b. Mch. 
20, 1831, at Harpersfield, N. Y.; has lived in Penfield, 0., from 
infancy; farmer; member of Meth. church. He m. Mch. 6, 1860, 
ESTHER ANN, dau. of Lewis and Mary {Parker) JONES, b. 
Apl. 25, 1841, at P.; d. Mch. 24, 1860; m. again Mch. 30, 1862, 
Ellen Augusta Jones, sister of his first wife, b. June 2, 1843, at P. 


A Judson George, b. Oct. 30, 1863. 
B Florence Esther, b. June 3, 1865. 
C Wilbur Thurston, b. Dec. 3, 1866. 


GIDEON RAYMOND STARR,— son of William 581,— b. 
May 7, 1837, at Penfield, O.; went to Penn. in 1862; settled at War- 
ren; farmer and livery; m. Sept. 14, 1863, JULIA, dau. of James 
Patterson and Elizabeth (Wells) LACY, b. July 2, 1841, at 

Tiona, Pa. 


+ Myrtie, b. June 19, 1865, d. July 3, 1865. 
+ Ray Lacy, b. Dec. 30, 1867, d. July 5, 1872. 


ORRIN STARR,— son of Eleazer 563, Eleazer 558, John 448, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Oct. 30, 1803, at Har- 
persfield, N. Y. ; removed to Penfield, 0., in 1834; farmer; Meth- 
odist; m. Sept. 12, 1823, ABIGAIL BRONSON, dau. of Heman 
and Lucinda (Parker) HICKOCK, b. July 27, 1807, at Jefferson, 
N. Y. 


A Malinda, b. Nov. 23, 1826, m. (1st) Sept. 9, 1846, Lewis, son of 
Lewis and Persis (Swiff) Hart, b. Apl. 11, 1824; lived in New 
York; d. Apl. 6, 1863. 


Lucy Maria, b. Mch. 13, 1848, d. Sept. 13, I860.— Persis Swift, b. 
Feb. 15, d. Nov. 12, 1850.— Jay, b. Nov. 10, 1851.— Horace, b. 
Jan. 12, d. Feb. 22, 1854.— Persis May, b. May 22, 1856.— Hattie 
Belle, b. Apl. 8, 1859. 

She m. (2d) May 12, 1864, James Madison, son of Darius and 
Sally (Stewart) Pierce, b. Aug. 28, 1822, at Davenport, N. Y. ; a 
farmer in Penfield, O. 




Ernest Lynwood, b. June 12, 1868.— Lena Abby, b. Nov. 6, 1870*. 
—Sedgwick, b. June 23, d. Sept. 23, 1872. 
B Minerva (twin), b. Nov. 6, 1827, m. Apl. 24, 1853, Joel Carleton, son 
of Joel Barce and Harriet (Bronson) Smith, b. Apl. 9, 1827, at 
Penfield, where they now reside. 


Burton, b. Sept. 27, 1855.— Josephine Maria, b. Sept. 25, 1858.— 
Alonzo Bronson, b. Nov. 15, 1861. — Marian Abigail, b. Aug. 6, 
C Maria (twin), b. Nov. 6, 1827, m. Oct. 5, 1852, Horace S., son of 
James and Tabitha {Borland) Taylor, b. Feb. 7, 1818, in St. Law- 
rence Co. , N. Y. ; farmer at Alma, Gratiot Co. , Mich. 


James Leroy, b. Jan. 19, 1856.— Emma Starr, b. Sept. 8, 1857, d. 
May 18, 1870.— Abby Emma, b. July 29, 1867. 

585 Heman Eleazer, b. Mch. 30, 1831. 

D Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1832,. d. Apl. 9, 1861. She m. Sept. 1, 
1855, George Washington, son of Isaac and Laura {Bronson) 
Smith; res. Emporia, Kan. A son, 
Dwight Starr Smith, b. Sept. 25, 1859. 

E Alonzo Bronson, b. Sept. 3, 1834; enlisted Aug., 1861, in Co. C, 
Light Artillery, O. Vols., which, after a few weeks in camp, was 
ordered to Ky. He participated in the brilliant achievements of 
the battery, carried the flag in the right at Wild-cat Mountain, 
and in the pursuit of Zollicoffer to Loudon, where he was stricken 
down with the typhoid fever. When the order came for the 
march to Mount Vernon, the sick were put in wagons, and for 24 
hours, without food or care, through a drenching rain, the weari- 
some journey was made, while men fell exhausted by the way, 
and horses died in the harness. He could not endure the journey, 
and was left ten miles from Mt. Vernon, where he d. Nov. 19, 
1861. His body was taken to Penfield, where, wrapped in the 
flag he had gallantly carried in battle, it was buried with Masonic 
honors in the presence of an immense concourse of people. 

586 Hiram, b. Oct. 4, 1836. 

F Emma Louisa, b. Sept. 12, 1837, d. Apl. 3, 1855. 

G Edna, b. Jan. 25, 1840, m. Dec. 30, 1863, Jonathan James, son of 

John and Abiah (Dunham) Dixon, b. Oct. 22, 1837, at Wellington; 

living in Penfield. A son, 

John Starr Dixon, b. Mch. 3, 1868. 
H Clapp Raymond, b. Mch. 14, 1841, m. Feb. 15, 1866, Mary Virginia, 

dau. of Mortimer and Sarah (Evans) Cockrell, b. Feb. 25, 1842, 

at Canaan, O. He is a farmer in Penfield ; Methodist ; no children, 
-f Marian Abigail, b. Sept. 25, 1853, d. Apl. 14, 1865. 

50 ( 385 ) 

D ANBURY BRANCH— 585, 586, 587. 

. . , . . «Z>^J«I>«- 

HEMAN ELEAZER STARR ; — son of Orrin 584,— b. Mch. 
30, 1831, at Harpersfield, N. Y. ; lived in Penfield from childhood; 
farmer; Congregational; m. Nov. 13, 1850, AMELIA MINERVA, 
dau. of Joel Milton and Hannah Hoyt [Mis) GAYLORD, b. 
May 12, 1834, at H. 



A Milton Gaylord, b. Feb. 4, 1856. 

-t- Lizzie May, b. Oct. 2, 1861, d. Nov. 22, 1862. 

B Harry Ells, b. Jan. 9, 1864. 

586 . 

HIRAM STARR,— son of Orrin 584,— b. Oct. 4, 1836, at Pen- 
field, 0.; served three years and two months in the civil war, in 
Co. E, 1st Reg't Mich. "Engineers and Mechanics;" is now living 
on his soldiers' land claim in Glen ville, Clay Co., Neb.; engineer; 
Baptist. ' He m. Dec. 14, 1865, CHESTINA, dau. of Alexander 
and Lydia {Hutching s) MATTESON, b. Aug. 8, 1843, at Litch- 
field, 0. 


A Mortimer Fay, b. Sept. 15, 1866. 
B Chester Alonzo, b. May 24, 1869. 



Capt. JOSIAH STARR,— son of Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1,— was born about 1693. May 14, 1739, he presented 
the following memorial to the General Assembly of the Colony of 
Conn: "Josiah Starr, of Danbury, Humbly Sheweth, That he 
purchased a Right of land in the Southern Township, bounded 
west on the Housatonic river, Apl. 29, 1738, and gave bonds for 
£189, 5s. therefor to the Government, payable in two years, etc. 
. . . In August last, when most of the fruits of the year were 
gathered in, his barn, that was 40 feet in length and 30 feet in 
breadth, and competely filled with wheat, oats, and hay, was set 
on fire by the lightning and entirely consumed, saving a few shocks 
of wheat and a little hay in the bottom of the mow, — saved by 
industriously quenching the fire ; and also his dwelling house that 
stood near to sd barn, notwithstanding all the industry that could 
be used, was at the same time burnt and entirely consumed to 



ashes, with a considerable part of his household goods, by which 
adverse Providence ... he lost to the value of £800; . . . . that 
he has six sons that will probably want land to work upon, but are 
young and not able yet to settle sd right of land, nor is he able, 
by reason of sd adverse Providence, to settle the same, nor to pay 
sd purchase money, .... prays them to commiserate his 
circumstances, by the extension of time, or in some other way 
relieve him, ... he giving Bonds with sufficient security." The 
petition was granted, and he was allowed four years longer time 
for payment, and for entering upon said land, building, fencing, 
and clearing it. 

He became a prominent and wealthy citizen of Danbury; lived 
on the east side of the main street, next south of his brother Benja- 
min's homestead, which was bounded on the north by Horse Island 
lane. In 1741 he, with his brothers Samuel and Comfort, took a 
State loan of £275. The General Assembly of Conn, appointed him, 
in 1748, on a committee to locate a meeting-house in Reading; com- 
missioned him, May 12, 1741, ensign; Oct. 8, 1743, lieut., and 
Oct. 6, 1746, captain of the 1st Co. or "train band" (resigned in 
1752); "July, 1745, to be Capt. of one of the Co's now to be 
raised and sent to Cape Breton to reinforce the troops there;" 
"May, 1746, to be Capt. of the 5th Co. in the reg't to be raised in 
the expedition against Canada; " in 1746 and 1752 was Deputy to 
the General Court. He was moderator of the meetings of the 
First Society; one of the committee for years; frequently on 
special committees, — about the minister's salary, seating the meet- 
ing-house, etc. Full of honors and full of years, he "d. Dec, 
1778, in his 85th year; " thus reads the gravestone erected to his 
memory in 1790, in the ancient cemetery in Danbury. 

His first wife, REBEKAH, d. July, 1757, in her 68th year, from 
a gravestone erected in 1790. He m. (2d) Mrs. REBEKAH, 
widow of John BOUGHTON. She was a widow Whitneys when 
Boughton married her. She had five children by her first two 
husbands, and one by her last. She d. between Aug. 21, when 
her will was made, and Nov. 7, 1775, when it was proved. 


588 Josiah, b. about 1717. 

604 Thomas, b. about 1720. 

615 Daniel, b. in 1724. 

620 Joseph, b. about 1726. 



A Joshua, b. . His wife Mary d. first. His will, dated Sept. 21, 

1785, proved Jan. 2, 1786, shows his own death to have occurred 
between those dates. He was blind the latter part of his life, and 
by will "gives Rebecca and Hannah Starr, daughters of my 
brother Joseph Starr, in order to requite them for leading me 
about while I have been in a disabled state at my brother's house, 
20 shillings, the balance to his brothers." No children. 

B Comfort, b. , d. young, as his name does not appear in a distri- 
bution made in 1767, or afterward. 


646 Levi, b. Apl. 9, 1759. 


Capt. JOSIAH STARR,— son of Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 
7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1717; lived in ['Grassy Plain" Dan- 
bury; part of this district is now in the town of Bethel. He 
belonged to the "train-band," as was required of all able-bodied 
men in t'hose days, when protection and defense were necessary, 
and military titles were an honorable distinction; was commis- 
sioned Ensign in 1754; Lieut. Oct., 1756, and Aug., 1755, appointed 
2d Lieut, of the 5th Co. to be raised to go against Crown Point. 
In 1769 he was one of a committee chosen by the society about 
schools, also respecting a minister; in 1779 about repairs on the 
meeting-house; in 1783 -to view and examine the new meeting- 
house; and in 1786 he subscribed £20 toward a permanent fund 
for the support of the gospel. The gravestone in the old burying- 
ground reads: 

"Capt, Josiah Starr died March 10, 1795, in his 78th year. He was 
grandson to Josiah Starr, Esq., who, with seven other families, began the 
settlement of this town in 1693." 

His will, dated Feb. 9, 1788, gives his wife "my negro man Jim; 
my side saddle, &c." Inventory: £1,510 13.?. 6c?. of real, and 
£286 85. 2d. of personal estate; distribution made Mch. 31, 1796. — 
He m. (1st) HANNAH, dau. of Joseph and Hannah GREGORY. 
The gravestone reads: "Hannah consort of Capt Josiah Starr 
ye 2 d , died Dec 1740 in her 23 d year Erected 1790." He m. 
(2d) DEBORAH, dau. of Daniel and Rebekah BENEDICT, who 
d. July 25, 1802, sb. 80. 

SON by first wife. 
589 Josiah, b. about 1740; founder of New Milford family. 




593 Abijah, b. about 1744. 
600 Eliakim, b. about 1749. 
001 Nathan, b. June 24, 1752. 
A Rebecca, m. Comfort Starr [470]. 

B Rachel, d. May 25, 1821, as. 63. She m. May 8, 1777, David, son of 
David and Deborah (Knapp) Boughton, d. June 18, 1819, as. 67, 
in Danbury. A son, 

Knapp Boughton, b. Oct. 31, 1777, d. Men. 3, 1834, in D. 
C Deborah, d. Sept. 12, 1832, se. 71 ; unm'd. 


Col. JOSIAH STARR,— son of Josiah 588, Josiah 587, Josiali 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1740. His mother died 
the same year; her father, Joseph Gregory, by will dated Mch. 30, 
1750, gives this grandson, Josiah Starr, £30 if he lives to be 2.1 
years of age, which he did, and soon after went to New Milford, 
Litchfield Co., Conn., and Apl. 11, 1763, was admitted a freeman 
of the corporation; in 1764 he bought a place in the village, where 
he resided until his death, and that yet remains in the possession 
of his descendants. He was a prominent man in the town, which 
he represented in the General Assembly of the State for 18 ses- 
sions, between 1771-1802. He served in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, and was keeper of the military stores in Danbury. In "May, 
1776, was appointed Capt. in one of the Reg'ts being raised for the 
defence of this and other United Colonies"; June, 1776, appointed 
Lieut. -Col. of 2d Battalion now to be raised, and his commission, 
dated Jan. 9, 1777, signed by John Hancock, is in the possession 
of his grandson, Wm. J. Starr of N. M. He went north; was at 
the siege of St. John's, and on his return received a commission as 
Colonel Aug. 10, 1780; was at Monmouth, Germantown, and with 
the army during that terrible winter of suffering when it was short 
of supplies. He d. Oct. 15, 1813, se. 73.— He m. SARAH, dau. of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Starr) MYGATT [415 A]. She d. Sept. 
19, 1805, ae. 65. 


A Hannah, b. about 1760, d. Dec. 1, 1781. She m. Jan. 28, 1780, 
Nicholas Shelton Masters; a lawyer; res. New Milford; d. Sept. 
12, 1796. A son, 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 590, 591. 

William Starr Masters, b. Feb. 9, 1781, d. Feb. 9, 1804. 
590 Eli, b. Mch. 10, 1763. 
B Betsey, b. Jan. 2, 1770, d. July 27, 1849. She m. Sept. 25, 1787, 
Ithamir, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Judson) Canfield, b. Feb. 
29, 1764, at New Milford; a merchant and farmer in his native 
town; d. Apl. 11, 1848. 


Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1789, m. Maria Taylor, and d. June 22, 1824, 
at N. M. 

Betsey, b. Feb. 8, 1792, m. Walter Booth, and d. June 23, 1864, 
at N. M. 

Royal Ithamir, b. Apl. 3, 1794, m. (1st) Lucretia Harmon of Bur- 
lington, Vt., who d. Sept. 24, 1857; m. (2d) Jane Harmon of Pots- 
dam, N. Y., who d. May 19, 1864, and he d. Feb. 3, 1871, at 
N. M. 
C Daniel, b. May 4, 1777, d. May 1, 1826, unm'd. 


ELI STARR,— son of Col. Josiah 589, Josiah 588, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Mch. 10, 1763; when a 
lad he spent one winter with his father's regiment while encamped 
in New Jersey; a farmer; lived on the homestead in his native 
village of New Milford; d. Dec. 5, 1835; Congregational; m. May 
28, 1797, SUSANNA, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Van Kleck) 
HIGGINS, b. in N. M. (the family originally from Rhinebeck, 
N. Y.); she d. Nov. 24, 1851. 


A Eliza, b. , d. Feb. 11, 1833. She m. Oct. 9, 1816, Horace Fran- 
cis, son of Samuel and Sarah Jerusha (Canfield) Lockwood, b. in 
Bridgewater, Ct. ; a merchant in New Milford ; d. Dec. 9, 1846 ; 
no children. 
591 William Josiah, b. Jan. 15, 1806. 

SO 1 

Col. WILLIAM JOSIAH STARR,— son of Eli 590,— b. Jan. 
15, 1806, at the old homestead, which has been in the family 114 
years, in New Milford, Ct.; a highly respected and honored citizen; 
farmer; Col. of the 4th Ct. Cavalry; discharged 1842; member of 
the Cong, church. — He m. Apl. 15, 1830, SARAH, dau. of Cyrus 
and Betsey (Wells) NORTHROP, b. Nov. 9, 1807, at N. M. 


+ Eliza Jane, b. Jan, 16, 1831, d. Oct. 3, 1832. 
592 Frederick Eli, b. Nov. 27, 1832. 


PATTERSON, N. Y., FAMILY— 592, 593. 

A William Edward, b. Nov. 27, 1836, d. June 16, 1852. 

B Catharine Sophia, b. Men. 10, 1844, m. Oct. 11, 1866, Joseph, son 
of Robert and Eliza Jane (Pettee) Bostwick, b. Jan. 22, 1838, at 
Salisbury, Ct. ; a manufacturer at Mishawaka, Ind. 


Sarah Starr, b. May 27, 1868, d. Aug. 31, 1876.— Robert, b. Feb. 
8, 1870.— Joseph, b. Feb. 17, 1871, d. Aug. 12, 1871.— Carrie Eliz- 
abeth, b. Mch. 2, 1875.— Catie Starr, b. Feb. 17, 1877.— William 
Starr, b. Oct. 14, 1878. 


FREDERICK ELI STARR,— son of Col. William Josiah 591, 
— b. Nov. 27, 1832; living in the home of his fathers for four 
generations at New Milford, Ct.; farmer; member of the Cong, 
church; m. May 26, 1857, HANNAH CORDELIA, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Hannah (Ferris) W ANGER, b. July 31, 1839, at N. M. 


A William Edward, b. Aug. 20, 1859. 

B Charles W anger, b. Dec. 23, 1862. 

C Adelaide, b. Aug. 30, 1865. 

D Frederick Eli, b. Aug. 18, 1868. 


ABIJAH STARR,— son of Josiah 588, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1744; was living in Danbury 
in 1784. Having buried his wife Rebekah, of whom nothing more 
is known, he soon after removed from his native town, for Dec. 27, 
1787, he was in Fredericksburg, N. Y.; in 1796 in Franklin; and 
afterward bought a farm in Patterson, Putnam Co., N. Y., where 
he spent the rest of his life, and d. May 29, 1839, ae. 95. — He m. 
for his 2d wife Mrs. MIND WELL (Brush) SMITH, who d. May 
1, 1840, a3. 88. They both united with the Pres. church Dec. 6, 
1803, and were buried in the old churchyard at Patterson. 


594 Abijah, b. — 
A Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1782, d. Nov. 5, 1836, at Carmel, N. Y. She 
m. James Holmes, who d., se. 33, at Monticello, N. Y., and had 
Julia, William, and James Starr. After his death she m. Judah 
Kelley of C. 
B Ezra, d. May 6, 1812, se. 28. 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 594, 595. 

597 Eli, b. about 1785. 
C Josiah, b. June 20, 1787; a farmer in Pawlings, Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; 
a soldier in the war of 1812; d. Feb. 3, 1876; m. in his old age 
Caroline McNickle, b. in Ireland. 


D Josiah Starr, b. Dec. 8, 1857. 
E Martha Starr, b. July 19, 1862. 
F Lydia M. Starr, b. Jan. 31, 1868. 
G Rebecca, d. at her sister's in Ithaca, 1ST. Y. , unm'd. 
H Deborah, b. Oct. 4, 1792, d. Oct. 8, 1861. She m. March, 1824, 
Charles, son of Stephen and Hannah {Delevan) Hayt, b. Feb. 22, 
1793; res. Ithaca, N. Y., where he d. Nov. 29, 1865. 


Sarah Amelia, b. Aug. 1, 1825, m. Mch. 10, 1853, Luther Lewis 
Hare; res. I.; 2 daughters. — Ann Cornelia, b. Jan. 26, 1829, m. 
Feb. 26, 1852, William Sausman; res. Almond, N. Y. ; 2 sons. — 
Maria Rhoda, b. Oct. 30, 1834; res. I. — Augusta Frances, b. July 
10, 1836. She m. Dec. 29, 1865, John W. Lanning, and d. Dec. 
19, 1872, in I. 

594 — 

AB1JAH STARR,— son of Abijah 593,— went from Patterson, 
N. Y., where his father lived, about 1816; settled at Ithaca; a sur- 
veyor; m. HANNAH WATTS, and d. about 1824. 


595 William Russell, b. Aug. 4, 1807. 

596 Ezra, b. Dec. 4, 1818. 

A Mary Ellen, m. Peter Sausman. She has been dead many years ; 
left a daughter, who m. Atwater in 1. 

. 595 

WILLIAM RUSSELL STARR,— son of Abijah 594,— b. Aug. 
4, 1807, at Patterson, N. Y.; brought up in Ithaca; removed to 
Crete, Will Co., 111., in 1834; farmer; d. Feb. 10, 1857; Presby- 
terian; m. Nov. 18, 1829, HARRIET LAMINTA, dau. of Asa- 
hel and Sally B. (Clark) ROYCE, b. Mch. 29, 1807, at Berkshire, 


A Abijah Royce, b. Mch. 25, 1832, at Ithaca, N. Y. ; is a merchant in 
Joliet, 111. ; m. Oct. 24, 1853, Sarah Ann, dau. of Jared and 
Lana ( Young) Moog, b. at Clay, N. Y. 


B Mary Starr, b. July 18, 1854. 
C Ellen Starr, b. Jan. 30, 1858. 
D Attie Cordelia Starr, b. Mch. 20, 1860. 

( 892 ; 

PATTERSON, N. Y., FAMILY— 596, 597, 598. 


EZRA STARR,— son of Abijah 594,— b. Dec. 4, 1818, at Ithaca, 
N. Y.; lived also at Crete, and Wheaton, 111.; in 1866 removed to 
Kidder, Caldwell Co., Mo., and d. Nov. 19, 1872; farmer; Congre- 
gational; m. Sept. 28, 1854, SARAH JANE, dau. of Alexander 
and Julia (Coykendoll) McPHERSON, b. Sept. 3, 1833, at Danby, 
N. Y. 


A Frank Adelbert, b. Dec. 12, 1855. 

B Carrie Augusta, b. Feb. 13, 1857. 

C Ellie Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1858. 

D Ezra, b. Feb. 12, 1870. 

E Sarah Jane, b. Nov. 28, 1872. 


ELI STARR,— son of Abijah 593, Josiah 588, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1785; settled at 
South East, Putnam Co., N. Y.; farmer; d. June 2, 1842; Baptist; 
m. SUSAN, dau. of Dr. Robert and Naomi (Townsend) WEEKS, 
b. Aug. 1, 1801, at Carmel, N. Y., d. Aug. 18, 1856; buried in the 
Baptist churchyard in Carmel. , 


598 Hiram Waring, b. Jan. 24, 1823. 

599 Alfred, b. Feb. 18, 1826. 

HIRAM WARING STARR,— son of Eli 597,— b. Jan. 24, 
1823, in Putnam Co.; Sept., 1862, removed to Somers, Westches- 
ter Co., N. Y.; farmer; d. Oct. 3, 1862; Presbyterian; m. Nov. 21, 
1848, LAYINIA, dau. of Henry Geralman and Rebecca (Smith) 
CROSBY, b. Feb. 29, 1832, in Put. Co. 


A Helen Mar, b. Oct. 6, 1850, m. Oct. 29, 1873, James Edward, son of 
Stephen Baker and Deborah Pugsley (Smith) Reynolds, b. July 
28, 1852, at Katonah, Westchester Co. , N. Y. ; a carpenter in his 
native town. A child, 
Lavinia Starr Reynolds, b. Jan. 5, 1875. 

B Alfred, b. May 7, 1856. 

C Eli Kelley, b. Oct. 28, 1860. 

51 ( 393 ) 

D ANBURY BRANCH— 599, 600. 


ALFRED STARR,— son of Eli 59V,— b. Feb. 18, 1826; re- 
moved to New York in 1851, and went into the clothing business. 
After two years his rapidly declining health compelled him to 
return to his native place, South East, Put. Co., N. Y., where he 
survived but four weeks; d. Mch. 20, 1853; Presbyterian. — He m. 
Oct. 20, 1847, MARY MATILDA, dau. of Andrew and Sarah 
(Sears) HUBBELL, b. Oct. 20, 1827, at S. E. 


A Carrie McMurray, b. July 31, 1851, at S. E. , m. Dec. 17, 1871, Ben- 
jamin Franklin, son of Benj. and Jane Ann (Stoutenberg) Prichard, 
b. Jan. 19, 1842, at Phelps, Ont. Co. , N. Y. ; a farmer in his native 
town. A son, 
Paul Cady Prichard, b. Jan. 25, 1875. 


Dea. ELIAKIM STARR,— son of Josiah 588, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1749, at " Grassy 
Plain," Danbury (now in the limits of Bethel), where he always 
lived; farmer; sometime constable. In "1784 he and his wife 
Abigail take the covenant of the church in Bethel, but not the 
communion"; afterward removed their relation to the church in 
D., of which he was Deacon for 30 years; and in 1807 gave $100 
towards a permanent fund for the support of the ministry; was 
also one of the committee of the society. His memory is still 
fragrant with the story of his blessed and godly life, his devotion 
to the church, and his love for the Bible. The Irishman who 
worked for him said "that he had rather be his horse than his 
Bible, for he used the latter so much more." He d. Nov. 12, 1825, 
in his 76th year; was buried with two wives in the old cemetery 
in D.— He hi. (1st) Oct. 2, 1771, ABIGAIL, dau. of Thaddeus 
and Abigail (Starr) BENEDICT [415 D] b. Apl. 29, 1751, d. July 
1, 1811; m. (2d) Mrs. MERCY, wid. of Dr. WOOD of Brook- 
field; she d. Mch. 30, 1818, in her 62d year; m. (3d) Mrs. VINA 
(Wheeler), wid. of Capt. FRENCH, of Brookfield. 


+ Eli, b. Oct. 10, 1773, d. Aug. 8, 1775. 

A Rebekah, b. Jan. 31, 1777, d. Nov. 19, 1838; m. Mch. 26, 1797, Billy, 

son of Andrew and Mercy (Starr) Comstock [620 A], b. June 17, 

1776; lived in Reading, Ct. ; d. May 1, 1823. 




Cornelia, b. Feb. 16, 1800.— Andrew, b. Jan. 23, 1803.— Sally 

Maria, b. Apl. 25, 1806.— William Starr, b. Dec. 12, 1810.— 

Lavinia Lucy. — Betsey, m. Byington. 

B Abigail, b. Dec. 27, 1778, d. Oct. 30, 1812. She m. Aaron, son. of 

Jesse Nichols, b. in Greenfield; hatter; res. Danbury; d. Sept., 

1837. A daughter, 

Eveline Nichols, b. Nov. 27, 1806, d. Mch. 1, 1864, at Elyria, O. ; 

the wife of Frederick Sanford. 
C Lucy, b. May 20, 1787, d. Jan. 6, 1814. She m. Capt. Daniel Hamil- 
ton, and left two sons, Eliakim Starr and Alexander, both dead. 
D Altany, b. Aug. 2, 1788, d. Jan. 20, 1867. She m. Dea. Peter Bar- 

num, b. Mch. 7, 1784; lived in Grassy Plain; Deacon of Bap. 

church for 50 years ; d. Aug. 22, 1873. 


Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1810, m. Deming. — Amanda, b. June 24, 

1812, m. Nathan Seelye.— Eli Starr, b. July 1, 1820.— Ezra Starr, 
b. Feb. 24, 1822. 


NATHAN STARR,— son of Josiah 588, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. July 17, 1751, as per family record 
(June 24, 1752, town record); lived in his native town of Danbury; 
was connected with the First church and society; chosen collector 
in 1785, and Feb. 25, 1786, subscribed £10 toward a permanent 
fund for the support of the ministry; d. Jan. 6, 1813, ae. 60 y. 
6 mo. 12 days (from his gravestone in the old cemetery). — He m. 
(1st) May, 1778, MARY, dau. of Eliphalet BARNUM; she d. 
Oct. 20, 1798, se. 40 y. 6 mo. 8 d.— He m. (2d) May 21, 1801, Mrs. 
POLLY, wid. of Eldad TENNEY, of Hopkinton, N. H., and dau. 
of Asahel and Mary Botsford, b. Dec. 15, 1766, in Newtown, Ot. 
After Mr. Starr's death she m. Daniel Comstock, and d. Mch. 6, 


A Polly, b. Dec. 22, 1780, d. Apl. 22, 1848, unm'd. 

B Hannah, b. July 12, 1783, d. Jan. 25, 1864. She m. Oct. 14, 1804, 
Levi, son of Levi and Hannah (Hurlburt) Benedict, of Hinesburg, 
Vt., b. Mch. 18, 1783; res. Danbury; d. July 8, 1865. 


Levi Starr, b. Dec. 24, 1805.— Charles, b. Sept. 13, 1810.— Mary, 

b. Aug. 17, 1813.— Cornelia, b. Dec. 19, 1819, d. June 23, 1839. 
+ Nathan, d. young. 
C Elizabeth, b. Mch. 23, 1787, d. Aug. 23, 1873. She m. Aug. 4, 

1806, Philip, son of David Nichols, of Greenfield Hill, Conn., b. 

Dec. 2, 1786, d. Jan. 16, 1813. 




Sally Maria, b. Apl. 24, 1808, m. Starr, son of Abel Hoyt. 
David Philip, b. July 7, 1810; a prominent citizen of Danbury, 
honored and distinguished in the State, having filled the office of 
State Treasurer, and other important positions. His residence 
occupies the spot where the house of Maj. Daniel Starr stood, that 
was burned by the British and he killed [615]. 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 1, 1813, d. Sept. 25, 1813. 


D Mary, b. June 1, 1803, d. Jan. 6, 1827. She m. June 28, 1823, Sam'l 
Stebbins; no children. 
602 Nathan, b. Sept. 30, 1805. 


NATHAN STARR,— son of Nathan 601, Josiah 588, Josiah 
587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Sept. 30, 1805, in 
Danbury; removed to New York, and was for many years a promi- 
nent and ' successful merchant in that city ; in character quiet and 
unassuming, exceedingly hospitable, — in a word, a Christian gen- 
tleman. At the time of his death and for many years previous, 
was a member of the vestry of St. Bartholomew's church. In 1855 
failing health induced him to take a sea voyage, and spend a sea- 
son in Europe. The benefit was but temporary, he d. Dec. 3, 1856. 
— He m. (1st) June 23, 1829, MARY, dau. of Zalmon and Mary 
(Dibble) WILDMAN, b. Sept. 24, 1810, in D., d. Apl. 30, 1842; 
m. (2d) Feb. 10, 1846, SARAH MARIA, dau. of David and Eliz- 
abeth (Hoyt) WOOD (a descendant of Dr. Samuel Wood, one of 
the first settlers of Danbury). She was b. May 5, 1813, in D.; is 
living in N. Y. 


603 Nathan Seymour, b. July 19, 1830. 
A Harriet Wildman, b. May 6, 1833, d. Aug. 11, 1869. She m. Nov. 
6, 1854, William Frederick Barry, b. Apl. 2, 1831, in New York, 
where he d. Oct. 5, 1871. 


Anna Rebecca, b. Dec. 22, 1855. — Samuel Frederick, b. Jan. 20, 
1858.— Howard Starr, b. May 3, 1860, d. Feb. 22, 1862.— Harriet 
Louise, b. July 17, 1862.— Ellsworth Maltby, b. Aug. 8, 1864. 
B Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1839, m. Apl. 26, 1865, William Settle, 
b. Oct. 7, 1834, in Johnstown, N. Y. ; is a lawyer in New York 


Edith Starr, b. May 8, 1866, d. June 11, 1870.— Frederick Wild- 
man; b. Apl. 14, 1870.— Aline, b. May 31, 1872. 
C Zalmon Wildman, b. June 10, 1836, d. Apl. 27, 1857. 


BETHEL, CONK, FAMILY— 603, 604. 

D Frederick Augustus, b. Apl. 24, 1842, d. Mch. 15, 1872, in New 
York, unm'd. 


NATHAN SEYMOUR STARR,— son of Nathan 602,— b. July 
19, 1830, in New York; graduated at Yale Coll. in 1849; a mer- 
chant in his native city; family residence, Elizabeth, N. J., where 
he d. May 24, 1861 ; Episcopal; m. June 3, 1851, CLARA WHITE, 
dau. of John M. and Amelia P. (White) WARLAND, b. Oct. 8, 
1829, at New Haven, Conn. 


A Mart Wildman, b. Jan. 11, 1853. 

-f Warland, b. Nov. 1, 1854, d. Dec. 18, 1854. 

+ Daughter, b. July 6, d. July 30, 1856. 

+ Clara Warland, b. Aug. 28, 1859, d. Mch. 23, 1860. 

B Nathan Seymour, b. Apl. 11, 1861. 


The nourishing village of Bethel, about three miles southeast of 
Danbury center, was a part of that town until its incorporation in 
1855. The dividing line cuts the district of " Grassy Plain " where 
this family resided, so that part is now in Danbury and part in 
Bethel. The Society of Bethel was incorporated Oct., 1759; the 
next year the church was organized and. the meeting-house built. 


Capt. THOMAS STARR,— son of Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas. 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1720; a shoemaker; lived in 
" Grassy Plain," Danbury, now in the town of Bethel. He was 
one of the petitioners, Oct. 10, 1759, for a new society in the south 
part of Danbury, to be called Eastbury. This was the origin of the 
First church in Bethel, to which he and his wife Mary were 
admitted Nov. 2, 1784. A triple wedding was celebrated at his 
house on the evening of May 22, 1783, when his dau. Jerusha, his 
nephew, Thaddeus Starr, and Eliakim Benedict, a relative, were 
married by Rev. Mr. Wetmore, and immediately after the cere- 
mony danced the reel of six by the music of the fiddle, before 
sitting down. When the British burned Danbury Apl. 27, 1777, 
he was one of the citizen soldiers who rallied to the defence of the 



town, and was struck down by a British officer with his cutlass, 
making a terrible wound across the head, taking the scalp and part 
of the face, and left for dead at the foot of Liberty street. He 
was taken up by his friends and tenderly cared for, but never 
entirely recovered from the effects of the wound, and carried the 
frightful scar to his grave. He received a pension as an invalid 
captain until his death, Apl. 27, 1806, se. 86, and, with his wife, 
buried in the old churchyard in Bethel [see note at 394]. — He m. 
MARY SHERMAN (?) who d. May 29, 1795, ae. 71. 


: A Hannah, m. Jan. 7, 1766, Capt. Elijah Wood. 


Hannah, b. Dec. 3, 1768.— Elijah, b. Feb. 22, 1771.— Abigail, b. 
Sept. 11, 1774.— John, b. Oct. 2, 1779.— Sherman, b. Apl. 3, 1781. 
—Laura, b. Sept. 12, 1784.— Jonah Starr, b. Apl. 15, 1787. 
605 Matthew, b. about 1748. 
B Mary, m. Nov. 17, 1768, Dr. Eliud Rockwell, who d. Dec. 9, 1774. 


Mercy, b. June 17, 1770.— Noah, b. Mch. 24, 1772. 

She m. again Feb. 6, 1777, Dr. Peter Hayes ; lived in Bethel. 


Thomas Starr, b. Nov. 29, 1778, d. Jan., 1824, in B.— Polly, b. 
Apl. 4, 1782.— Marcia, b. Mch. 8, 1785.— Peter Perrit, b. July 9, 
1788; a jeweler in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
C Lucy, m. Nov. 23, 1769, Capt. Daniel Hickok [620 A]. 


Daniel, b. Feb. 4, 1771, d. May 30, 1825.— Esther, b. Aug. 28, 1772, 

m. Dibble, and d. Dec. 13, 1823.— Noah, b. Dec. 6, 1774, d. 

Sept. 15, 1842.— Lucy, b. Nov. 26, 1777, d. .Dec. 27, 1841. She m. 

Barnum. — Amos, b. Dec. 17, 1781, d. in the war of 1812. 

608 Thomas, b. about 1756. 

D Jerusha, d. Aug. 4, 1849, se. 88 y. 11 mo. She m. May 22, 1783, 
Philip Wheeler, from Long Island ; lived in B. He d. Mch. 29, 
1820, se. 66. wheeler children. 

Amos, b. May 29, 1784, d. Dec. 17, 1854.— Jerusha, b. Apl. 26, 
1786, d. Dec. 27, 1870.— Fanny, b. Aug. 17, 1788, d. Apl. 25, 1838, 
m. Eli Ferry.— Phebe, b. July 25, 1791.— Merab, b. July 1, 1794, 
d. May 2, 1837, m. Berah Somers.— Mary, b. Mch. 31, 1798. 

E Annis, d. Feb. 5, 1813. She m. Sept. 16, 1785, Dea. Joseph Piatt 
Cook, Jr. After her death he m. June 8, 1814, Mrs. Hannah 


Horace, b. Sept. 7, 1786, m. Polly Dibble; lived in Norwalk, Ct. 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 13, 1789, d. Oct. 24, 1803. 
Catharine, b. Dec. 21, 1791, d. Jan. 24, 1824, unm'd. 
Joseph Piatt, b. July 3, 1794, d. Jan. 9, 1797. 


BETHEL, CONN., FAMILY— 605, 606. 

Mary, b. Nov. 11, 1797; was the second wife of Aaron Seelye of 

Joseph Piatt, b. July 30, 1800, d. Dec. 3, 1802. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 16, 1805; m. a minister; settled near Stamford, Ct. 
Amos Starr, b. Dec. 1, 1810; went a missionary to the Sandwich 
Islands, and d. there. 
609 Zadock, b. Sept. 30, 1768. 


MATTHEW STARR,— son of Capt. Thomas 604, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1748, in Grassy 
Plain, Bethel, where he always lived: a shoemaker; d. May 18, 
1819, ae. 71.— He m. Apl. 15, 1766, ELIZABETH, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Maey WHITE, who d. Aug. 5, 1822, ae. 74. They were 
both admitted to the Cong, church in 1771. 


A Sarah, b. Feb. 14, 1767, m. Eli Hickok, and had— Erne, m. Ambrose 
Collins. — Sally, m. Ward Nichols. — Maria, m. John Clapp. — 
Polly, m. Austin Taylor. — Eli. 

B Elizabeth, b. Jan. 16, 1769, m. Joseph Stanley. 


Laurany, m. Comfort Starr [434]. — Esther, m. Pell Hitchcock. — 
Betsey, d. young. — Polly, m; Elijah May. — Joseph Allen, m. Mrs. 
Rebecca Smith. — Starr, m. Lois Hoyt [620 D]. 

+ Sherman, b. Mch. 19, 1772, d. Aug. 7, 1775. 

+ Mary, b. Aug. 22, 1774, d. June 4, 1776. 

C Mary, b. Dec. 19, 1776, m. John P. Bostwick; removed to Canada, 
and had — Mary Ann, Jane, Rachel, Augustus, Matthew, Henry. 

D Rachel, b. Mch. 30, 1779 ; lived in Bethel ; d. Aug. 13, 1878, ae. 99 y. 
4 m. 13 d. She m. Daniel, son of Abijah and Catharine Morgan, 
and had — Clara, m. (1st) Russell Barnum, (2d) Starr Ferry. — 
Medad, b. Feb. 26, 1798, m. Delana Ferry.— Jerusha, m. Fred- 
erick Crawford. 

E Clara, b. May 12, 1781, d. at the age of 19. 

+ Jerusha, b. July 29, 1783, d. at the age of 13. 
606 Matthew White, b. Jan. 16, 1785. 

+ Sherman, b. Sept. 22, 1787, d. Sept. 6, 1790. 

F Thomas, d. suddenly, 83. 23, unm'd. 

606 - - 

MATTHEW WHITE STARR,— son of Matthew 605, Thomas 
604, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Jan. 16, 
1785, in Grassy Plain, Bethel, where he always lived; boot and 
shoe manufacturer; united with the Cong, church in 1843; d. Mch. 

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26, 1872.— He m. (1st) Aug. 23, 1807, ABIGAIL HOLMES, dau. 
of Samuel and Loraine {Cornell) TAYLOR, b. Oct. 12, 1789, at 
B., d. Sept. 10, 1821; m. (2d) Dec. 16, 1821, MARTHA TRUES- 
DALE, sister of his first wife, b. June 9, 1799, at B., d. June 14, 
1827; m. (3d) May 5, 1828, RUTH REYNOLDS, dau. of Moses 
and Polly {Street) WEBB, b. June 20, 1791, at Canaan, N. Y., d. 
Sept. 30, 1878. 


A Orrin Sidney, b. July 21, 1809, d. Sept. 18, 1826. 

B Samuel Taylor, b. Nov. 21, 1811; a young man of great promise; 
d. July 1, 1835, of yellow fever, in Savannah, Ga., unm'd. 

C Thomas Sherman, b. Apl. 7, 1815; hatter; Universalist ; res. Bethel; 
m. Apl. 11, 1843, Jane Eliza, dau. of Justus and Mary S. {Haw- 
ley) Thompson, b. July 11, 1827, in Weston. No children. 

D Clarissa Lorana, b. Mch. 29, 1817, m. Oct. 11, 1838, Nehemiah 
Barlow, son of Wm, and Anna {Barlow) Corning, b. July 21, 
1813, at Easton, Ct. ; a merchant in Bethel. 


Samuel Starr, b. Apl. 5, 1842, d. Nov. 1, 1868.— Cornelius Myers, 
b. Sept. 28, 1847.— Jessie Starr, b. Dec. 14, 1856. 
607 Matthew White, b. June 7, 1819. 

E Abigail Holmes, b. Dec. 3, 1822, d. Mch. 27, 1861, at B. ; the wife 
of Cornelius Myers. 

+ John Taylor, b. Aug. 29, 1824, d. Jan. 11, 1828. 

F Martha Elizabeth, b. Apl. 7, 1827, d. Oct. 9, 1852, at Wilmington, 
K C. She m. Nov. 26, 1845, Joseph, son of Joseph and Betsey 
{Duncan) Taylor, b. Oct. 19, 1823 [Oct. 17, 1824?], in Bethel; a 
hatter; who m. again [610 C], and d. Mch. 18, 1871, at B. 


Joseph Howard, b. Oct. 19, 1846.— Georgia, b. July 7, 1849, d. 
Dec. 13, 1872.— Abbie Starr, b. Dec. 10, 1851. 
G- Mary Amelia, b. Dec. 24, 1834, m. Sept. 5, 1852, Jedediah Edmonds, 
who d. Dec. 7, 1860, se. 29 y. 1 mo. She m. (2d) May 26, 1869, 
Lucius Buckley Yaill; res. West Stratford, Ct. 


MATTHEW WHITE STARR,— son of Matthew White 606, 
— b. June 7, 1819, at Bethel; in 1848 removed to New York; in 
1862 to Monterey, Mexico; after five years returned to New York; 
in 1871 to Norwalk, Conn., his present residence; always engaged 
or connected with the hat manufacturing business; deacon of the 
Cong, church, and much interested in the Sunday-school work; 
m. Nov. 4, 1841, Mary Milbank, dau. of Harry and Cornelia 
Coley, b. Feb. 12, 1823, at Reading. 


BETHEL, CONN., FAMILY— 608, 609. 


A Mart Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1842, m. Nov. 7, 1860, Dr. Ward 
Camp, son of Richard Jay and Rebecca (Cam,p) Pardee; a prac- 
ticing physician in Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Juanita Starr, b. July 12, 1864, in Monterey, Mex. — Starr Carle- 
ton, b. Jan. 17, 1871.— Harry Frank, b. Apl., 1874. 

B Orrin Sidney, b. Aug. 3, 1846, in Bethel; now a merchant in Nor- 
walk, Ct. ; Congregational; m. Jan. 19, 1870, Mary Adelle, dau. 
of Edmond O. and Mary (Gilbert) Hurlburt, b. Oct., 1851, at 
Georgetown, Ct. 

C Frank Richardson, b. Dec. 7, 1853. 


THOMAS STARR,— son of Capt. Thomas 604,— a farmer in 
Bethel. His health failed; became insane, and drowned himself 
in "Mountain Pond," Mch. 12, 1801, se. 45. He m. Mch. 3, 1784? 
LOIS, dau. of Dr. John and Sarah (Hoyt) WOOD [448 B], b. Oct. 
12, 1760, d. July 14, 1839. 


A John Wood, b. Jan. 2, 1785; a farmer in Danbury; d. Aug. 20, 1823; 
Congregational. He m. Sept. 18, 1810, Jertjsha, dau. of Henry 
Fairman, of Newtown. She d. Nov. 6, 1826, se. 33. A daughter, 
B Sarah Wood Starr, b. Sept. 23, 1811, d. Nov. 11, 1838. She 
m. Nov. 26, 1833, William Philander, son of Seth and Elizabeth 
(Gregory) Comstock, b. Feb. 23, 1808, in Danbury, his present 
residence. No children. 

C DARius, # b. Dec. 5, 1787; studied for a physician, but never practiced; 
lived in Danbury; a highly respected citizen, holding some 
important town office for nearly 30 consecutive years; an active, 
influential member of the Cong, church, and for many years 
society committee, etc., etc.; never married ; d. Feb. 6, 1839. 


ZADOCK STARR,— son of Thomas 604, Josiah 587, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Sept. 30, 1768, at "Grassy 
Plain," Bethel. <• Aug. 5, 1791, his father, for love and affection, 
gave him five acres of land, with half the dwelling house," in 
which he was born, and where he resided until his death, July 27, 
1861; farmer; Congregational. He m. Jan. 21, 1788, DEBORAH, 
dau. of John and Deborah [Adams) McLEAN, b. Nov. 3, 1763, 
d. Sept. 28, 1859. The Danbury Times said: "Her father bore a 
conspicuous part in the local scenes of the Revolution. She was 
13 years old at the Declaration of Independence. She witnessed 
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the burning of Danbury, and related many incidents of it. She 
was at the funeral of Gen. Wooster, and at the celebration of his 
monument was the only living witness present of that event." 


610 Hugh, b. May 21, 1790. 
A Flora, b. July 10, 1791, d. June 12, 1862. She m. David, son of 
John Schoonmaker, b. July 26, 1791, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; 
res. Bethel; d. Oct. 23, 1826. 


Henry Edward, b. Apl. 20, 1814— Cornelia Jane, b. Oct. 9, 1815, 
d. Dec. 18, 1820.— Juliette, b. Apl. 9, 1817, d. Jan. 28, 1821.— 
Sarah Maria, b. July 1, 1819, d. Dec. 28, 1820.— Amos Starr, b. 
May 25, 1821.— George Hugh, b. June 30, 1824, d. Aug. 16, 1824. 
— Catharine Maria, b. Jan. 28, 1825. 

+ Nancy, b. Apl. 21, 1793, d. July 29, 1793. 

B Sally, b. Sept. 13, 1794, d. Apl. 5, 1849, m. John C. : son of Samuel 
* Taylor, of Bethel, d. ; no children. 

C Amos, b. June 3, 1796, in "Grassy Plain;" a shoemaker; lived in 
Greenbush, N. Y. ; returned to his native place, and d. May 6, 
1865. His wife, Mary Tallman, was b. in Peekskill, N. Y. 
612 George, b. May 26, 1798. 

D Clarissa, b. Aug. 31, 1800, d. June 20, 1874. She m. Mch. 31, 
1828, (2d wife) Griffin, son of Peter and Catharine {Griffin) Flag- 
ler, b. Aug. 22, 1799, at Troy, N. Y. ; res. Danbury. 


Griffin, b. May 4, 1829.— Joseph, b. Nov. 24, 1830, d. Dec. 19, 
1830.— William Henry, b. Oct. 26, 1831, d. Jan. 20, 1835.— Susan 
Maria, b. Oct. 4, 1833, d. May 16, 1861.— George Henry, b. Dec. 
22, 1835.— Cornelius Augustine, b. Aug. 27, 1837, d. Oct. 23, 1837. 
—Mary Angeline, b. Feb., 1839.— Wm. Augustine, b. Apl. 15, 
1841.— Theodore Beaman, b. May 20, 1843. 

E Mary, b. Nov. 17, 1802, d. Jan. 4, 1870. She m. Benjamin Brooks, 
and had Cornelia J. ; all dead; buried in new cem., Bethel. 

F Angeline, b. July 4, 1805, m. Jan. 25, 1827, Dr. Sylvester, son of 
Zadock and Phebe (White) Stevens, b. Sept. 12, 1804, in D. ; 
removed Nov. 1, 1850, to their present res., at Knoxville, 111.; a 
physician. ' stevens children. 

Helen Augusta, b. Oct. 30, 1827, m. Granville Taylor; res. D.— 
Mary White, b. Mch. 9, 1830.— Chas. Frederick, b. Sept. 14, 1832, 
d. July 15, 1833.— Sarah Starr, b. Sept. 28, 1834, m. Erastus 
Stevens; res. D.— Angeline, b. Sept. 11, d. 12, 1836.— Frederick 
Sylvester, b. June 23, 1848 ; living in Bridgeport, Ct. 

O 1 O.- 

HUGH STARR,— son of Zadock 609, Thomas 604, Jcsiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. May 21, 1790; a hat- 


BETHEL, CONN., FAMILY— 611, 612. 

ter; lived in Bethel; d. Mch. 13, 1868; m. Feb. 13, 1812, ANNA, 
dau. of Benjamin and Abigail (Beebe) HOYT, b. May 26, 1789, 
d. Ma,y 4, 1861. They both united with the Bap. church, Nov. 12, 


+ Maria, b. Dec. 29, 1812, d. Mch. 20, 1814. 

A William Augustine, b. Dec. 23, 1814; an invalid through life; d. 
Jan. 19, 1843, of consumption. 

4- Julia Maria, b. Aug. 18, 1817, d. Jan. 15, 1821. 

B Julia Maria, b. Nov. 20, 1821, m. Oct, 11, 1840, Orrin, son of Ira 
and Olive {Hoyt) Benedict, b. Dec. 29, 1817; a hat manufacturer 
in Bethel. benedict children. 

Eleanor Augusta, b. May 21, 1842, d. June 9, 1843.— Win. Starr, 
b. Apl. 16, 1844.— Julia Eleanor, b. May 1, 1846.— Lucius Hoyt, 
b. Sept. 22, 1848, d. June 24, 1872.— Theodore Sears, b. Sept. 4, 
1850. Lillian Frances, b. Feb. 14, 1859. — Benedict Gen. 

611 George Hoyt, b. July 2, 1823. 
C Caroline Augusta, b. Dec. 23, 1825, d. Dec. 2, 1875. She m. 
Nov. 1, 1854, (2d wife) Joseph Taylor [606 F]. 


Orrin Willie, b. May 31, 1856, d. Dec. 31, 1857.— Anna Augusta, 
b. Sept. 29, 1858,— Clara Emeline, b. Jan. 13, 1861.— Helen, b. 
Aug. 27, 1863. 
D Clarissa Emeline, b. Oct. 22, 1828, d. July 24, 1865. 

6 1 1 

GEORGE HOYT STARR,— son of Hugh 610,— b. July 2, 1823, 
in Bethel, where he has always lived; hatter; enlisted Feb. 29, 
1864, in Co. E, 11th Reg't Conn. Vols. ; was severely wounded at 
Drury's Bluff, rendering the amputation of the left leg necessary; 
dis. June 23, 1865; m. (1st) Jan. 7, 1852, ELIZABETH, dau. of 
Levi and Sally TAYLOR, b. June 4, 1829, d. May 20, 1862; m. 
(2d) Feb. 13, 1867, MARY, dau. of Eli and Eliza (Nichols) 
FERRY, b. Jan. 1, 1835, in B. 


4- William Augustine, b. Dec. 22, 1852, d. Dec. 22, 1857. 
A Ella Cordelia, b. Jan. 3, 1856. 
B Emma Cornelia, b. Nov. 27, 1867. 

O 1 2 

GEORGE STARR,— son of Zadock 609, Thomas 604, Josiah 
587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. May 26, 1798, in 
Danbury; a wheelwright by trade; in Jan., 1833, removed to 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 613, 614. 

Peekskill, "Westchester Co., N. Y., into the hotel business, and d. 
Feb. 22, 1868. He m. Dec. 28, 1825, ANN MARIA, dau. of 
Philo and Rebecca (Barnum) Lewis, b. Dec. 28, 1806, at Pleasant 
Valley, N. Y. 


A Maryette, b. Aug. 12, 1827, m. Nelson McCutchen; res. Tarry- 
town, N. Y. 

B Sarah Maria, b. June 18, 1829, m. Dec. 21, 1845, Edwin, son of 
James and Hannah (Lent) Briggs, b. Mch. 22, 1821, at Peekskill, 
N. Y. , where they now reside. 


Emma, b. Oct, 27, 1846, d. Jan. 27, 1869.— Tillie, b. Aug. 7, 1850. 
She m. June 26, 1872, Ward Huntington of Rochester, N. Y — 
James, b. Dec. 14, 1855.— Annie, b. Oct. 12, 1858.— George, b. 
Mch. 18, 1869. 

613 George Sidney, b. Mch. 3, 1831. 

+ Emor Augusta, b. Dec. 21, 1833, d. Sept. 27, 1835. 

C Charles Henry, b. Jan. 24, 1838, at P. ; settled at Tarrytown, 

N. Y. ; was superintendent of the gas works; a volunteer in the 

9th Reg't N. Y. Artillery; d. May 26, 1869. He m. Adelaide 

Cox, and had Etta, who d. in 1864. 
D Amos Lewis, b. Aug. 29, 1840, m. Emma Moore ; res. Tarrytown, 

N. Y. 

614 Sylvester Stevens, b. July 8, 1843. 
E Julia Jennette, b. Jan. 6, 1846. 

— O 1 3 _ 

GEORGE SIDNEY STARR,— son of George 612, Zadock 610, 
— b. Mch. 3, 1831, at Bethel; brought up and settled in Peekskill, 
N. Y.; merchant; Baptist; m. Apl. 6, 1861, EMELINE A., dau. of 
Daniel and Aphia (Read) BARNES, b. May 1, 1832, at Danbury. 


A Carrie E., b. Dec. 12, 1861. 
B Nellie M., b. Dec. 21, 1864. 

6 1 4 

SYLVESTER STEVENS STARR,— son of George 612, Zadock 
610, — b. July 8, 1843; resides in his native town of Peekskill, N. Y.; 
of the firm of S. S. Starr & Co., merchants; Baptist. He rendered 
his country most faithful service as a soldier in the late war; 
enlisted Aug. 10, 1862, in the 135th Reg't N. Y. Vols., and Oct. 3 
was transferred to Co. A, 6th Reg't N. Y. Heavy Artillery, but 
always performed infantry duty. The regiment was in Md. and 



Va. in various skirmishes, bat not until May 4, 1864, commenced 
the active work from which there was no let up or' furlough, some- 
times no rest even, until the final surrender of Lee's army. On 
the above day they marched from 4 a. m. to 10 p. m., and encamped 
near the " Wilderness" tavern. At 2 a. m. whispered orders came 
to fall in, and the brigade started in the early dawn to the left to 
the support of Gen. Wadsworth; then followed the three days' 
terrible fighting in the Wilderness, succeeded by the marching and 
fighting all the way to Richmond, and June 18 found them in line 
of battle before Petersburgh. He was one of the detailed for special 
duty at the front, where for eight days on the open field, within 
range of the rifle-shot of the enemy, they toiled, digging holes and 
trenches by night, through which they went on their hands and 
knees for water, rations, etc. The regiment was present at the 
explosion of the mine, all ready for the grand charge. Afterward, 
for three months at Harper's Ferry' and vicinity, at the battle of 
Cedar Creek, where Gen. Sheridan turned a rout into a victory, 
at Winchester, etc. Jan., 1865, the regiment was ordered back 
to Petersburgh, and was in the final charge of the rebel breastworks 
Apl. 2 } which were found evacuated. Through all this conflict he 
passed unharmed, and was discharged July 19, 1865. The limits 
of this work prevent more extended extracts from his full and 
most interesting diary. 

He m. Aug. 23, 1868, ANNA, dau. of Richard and Rebecca 
(Foster) HARRISON, b. Dec. 14, 1849, at East Liverpool, 0. 


A Lewis George, b. June 22, 1869. 

' —616 

Major DANIEL STARR,— son of Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. 1724; was a merchant in Danbury, 
and lived, as history tells us, in a "valuable" house on the west 
side of the main street, on the spot now occupied by the residence 
of David P. Nichols, Esq. This house, where Gen. Washington 
was once entertained, was the first one burned by the enemy on 
their raid into Danbury, and in it were consumed the bodies of 
four men, who from its windows had fired upon the British soldiers, 
then fled, were pursued, shot down, their bodies thrown into the 
house, which was then set on fire. Major Starr was one of the 
distinguished and wealthy men of the town; selectman for several 



successive years; sometime treasurer, and for 16 years committee 
of the First Society, and frequently appointed on special, import- 
ant service; in 1772 the ringing of the bell was let to him for 30 
shillings, the next year he took the job for 25 shillings. He was 
in the expedition of 1757 for the relief of Fort William Henry; 
afterward joined the Continental army; commissioned Major; and 
lost his life Apl. 27, 1777, the morning after the destruction of his 
house. The particulars of his death are only known from family 
tradition, which says that while mounting his horse to go out to 
meet the enemy, the horse jumped, the Major was thrown and 
instantly killed. Another version is, that while on his horse he 
was shot, fell, and died immediately. 

The following memorial of his son Ezra to the General Assembly 
is interesting, not alone for the historical facts narrated, but as 
showing somewhat the pleasant character of the family, especially 
of Ezra, who was anxious to carry out his dec'd father's wishes, 
although at his own pecuniary loss, — a noble example worthy of 

It was dated Oct. 10, 1781, "Shewing That his father, Major 
Daniel Starr, being called forth in the defence of his country to 
New York, in the month of August, 1776, while there did make 
his last will and testament by which he disposed of his estate in the 
following manner [giving a copy of the will]. Upon his return 
from N. Y. he informed his wife and children in what manner he 
had ordered his estate to be settled by sd. will, very different from 
the disposition made thereof by a former will which was then in 
the house, gave them the perusal of the same, and had the satis- 
faction of seeing them well pleased therewith. In the month of 
April following, the British troops made an inroad into Danbury, 
at which time your memorialist's Father unhappily lost his life, his 
dwelling house and almost every thing therein were consumed to 
ashes; he endeavoured to save the valuable writings belonging to 
his father, but in that time of great distraction and confusion they 
were hastily collected together and hurried off: sometime after this 
melancholy catastrophe, in examining the papers thus saved, found 
the former will above mentioned, but never able to find the last, 
although he had seen it sundry times, and not long before the 
house was burnt, so he must conclude it was burnt with the house, 
and although sd. will is much in favor of your memo- 
rialist, yet as he verily thinks it was not that by which his honored 



father meant to have his estate settled, he has not yet proceeded to 

any settlement Wherefore your memorialist humbly 

prays your Honors to take the above case into your wise considera- 
tion, and order and decree the sd. Estate to be distributed as fol- 
lows, which is according to the directions and provisions 

of the lost will." 

""We, the subscribers, the widow and daughters of Maj. Daniel 
Starr, dec'd, do hereby certify that the material facts stated in the 
foregoing memorial are just and true, and do therefore join with 
the memorialist in requesting the Hon. General Assembly that the 
prayer thereof may be granted. Signed, Rachel Starr, Rachel 
Starr, Jr., Rebecca Starr." The petition was granted, and estate 
settled accordingly. 

The inv. amounted to £10,080, 5s. of real, £6,271, 12s. of per- 
sonal estate. Among the Fire Lands awarded the estate for losses 
by the burning of Danbury was "Bull's Island," Sandusky Bay, 
0. ; this descended to his grandson, Henry L. Whiting, who sold 
it about 1822 for $25. It is now called Johnson's Island, and was 
the prison for captured rebels in the civil war. A silver tankard 
and milk-pitcher, once belonging to Maj. Daniel, are now in the pos- 
session of Mr. Whiting's daughter. A marble slab marks the 
Maj.'s grave in the old cem. His widow RACHEL d. Nov. 9, 
1810, ae. 84, leaving the memory of "an excellent woman." 


A Daniel. The gravestone in the old cem. in Danbury records his 
death Nov. 22, 1772, se. 24 yrs. and 10 mo. His father adminis- 
tered on his est. Oct, 4, 1774. He m. Abigail Dibble. Their 
daughter — 
B Abk4ail Starr, b. Jan. 18, 1768, d. Aug. 17, 1845. She m. 
Dec. 3, 1786, Col. William, son of Rev. Nathaniel and Tamar 
Taylor, b. Mch. 20, 1764; farmer; res. New Milford; d. Feb. 24, 


Daniel Starr, b. Feb. 6, 1788, d. Sept. 4, 1807.— William H., b. 
Aug. 11, 1790, d. Oct. 15, 1818.— Rebecca M., b. Aug. 1, 1792, d. 
Apl. 2, 1868.— Lawrence, b. May 14, 1798, d. Jan.' 19, 1857.— 
George, b. Aug. 24, 1802; now a physician in New Milford. 
C Eli, d. Mch. 15, 1774, se. 23 yrs. 7 mos. His widow Mary m. 
Eliphalet Barnum, who d. Feb. 2, 1803, in his 53d year. She d. 
July 2, 1799, in her 49th year, — all buried in the old cem. ; no 
Starr children. 
616 Ezra, b. Aug. 9, 1753. 
D Rachel, b. May 8, 1759, d. July 7, 1815, at Herkimer, N. Y. She 
m. May 18, 1783, Lieut. Frederick Jones Whiting, b. July 5, 1759; 



d. Oct. 7, 1804, at Danbury. He belonged to the *' Order of Cin- 
cinnatus." His certificate of membership is in existence, signed 
by Gren'ls Knox and Washington. Lossing's Field Book says: 
" This Order was founded at Baron Steuben's Headquarters, near 
Peekskill, at the Yerplanck house, several officers being present, 
among them Lieut. Whiting." 


Henry Starr, b. Mch. 20, 1785, d. Aug. 10, 1824, at Herkimer, 
N. Y. ; m. May 15, 1808, Sallie Canfield, of New Milford. Chil- 
dren, — Harriet Rebeckah, m. Burt. — Rachel Maria, m. 

Tilden. — Sarah, m. Rev. John S. Avery; res. Cleveland, O. ; six 

Frederick Augustus, b. Feb. 24, 1788, d. Nov. 27, 1825, at H. ; 
m. Hannah Barnum, of D. ; no children. 
E Rebekah, b. Feb. 18, 1762, d. July 15, 1807. She m. May 12, 1782, 
Oliver Lawrence, b. Feb. 18, 1759, d. Dec. 16, 1808; res. Danbury. 
Their son, 
Daniel Starr Lawrence, b. Mch. 31, 1783, d. Mch. 23, 1784. 

■- O 1 O 

Major EZRA STARR,— son of Major Daniel 615, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Aug. 9, 1753; gradu- 
ated at Yale College in 1774; a merchant and farmer in his native 
town of Danbury; served in the war of Revolution. In 1776 the 
State paid for fitting out Lieut. Ezra Starr's company, and in Dec. 
of that year sent him for the relief of the army that was suffering 
for clothing, etc. He was made captain, — afterward major. In 
1777 he was awarded £2,296, and in 1778 an additional sum, for 
his loss by the burning of Danbury. This precious legacy he left 
for his heirs: that he was an obedient, faithful son, and an honest 
man, — as is seen in the settlement of his father's estate [see memo- 
rial 615]. His name frequently appears on the records of the 
First Society, on important committees, etc., and in 1786 gave £30 
toward a permanent fund for the support of the ministry; d. May 
8, 1805; buried in the old cemetery. He m. Apl. 24, 1781, ELIZ- 
ABETH, dau. of Capt. Christopher COD WISE, of New York, 
b. Aug. 23, 1762, d. Dec. 2, 1833; buried in N. Y. 


617 Ezra, b. May 1, 1^782. 

A Maria, b. Feb. 22, 1784, d. May 14, 1824, in Philadelphia. She m. 

Oct. 16, 1803, Frederick, son of Benj. and Rebecca (Howe) Sco- 

field, b. Apl. 22, 1775, at North Stamford, Ct. ; grad. at Yale 

Coll. 1801; lawyer and teacher; lived in Danbury and Stamford, 

Ct., Honesdale and Phil., Pa.; d. Dec. 30, 1840, at Burlington, 

N. J. 




Elizabeth Maria, m. A. C. Gray, res. Newcastle, Del. — Emily 
Caroline, unm'd. 

George Starr, b. June 11, 1810; is in the Depository of the Am. S. 
S. Union at New York; m. Susette E. Townsend; a son George, 
grad. at Columbia Coll. 

Frederick, b. Oct. 29, 1812 ; lives in Phil ; m. Phebe Kitchen. A 
son Frederick was an officer in the late war. 

William B., d. Aug., 1816. — Harriet Rebecca, unm'd. — Cornelia 
King, unm'd.— Mary Howe, d. Aug. 10, 1849. 
B Rachel, b. Feb. 13, 1786, d. Mch. 7, 1858, in Buffalo, N. Y. She 
m. Oct. 18, 1807, William, son of William and Elizabeth (Jarvis) 
King, d. Feb. 14, 1851, se. 70, at Sandusky, O. 


Two daughters, d. young. — William, a merchant in St. Louis, d. 
1865, se. 58. — George Codwise, a merchant in Cincinnati, d. 1869, 
se. 54. — Col. David Codwise, a merchant in Newport, R. I. ; d. 
1877, 03. 61. 

C George Codwise, b. Apl. 2, 1788; drowned at sea Nov. 15, 1816, 

D Eliza, b. Mch. 18, 1790, d. Jan. 16, 1867, unm'd. 

E Rebecca Matilda, b. Feb. 28, 1792, d. Feb. 8, 1870. She m. Apl. 
19, 1815, Eleutheras Dana, son of Dr. Daniel and Mary (Dana) 
Comstock, b. Sept. 26, 1791, at Huntington, N, Y. ; lived in Dan- 
bury, New York, and Bloomfield, N. J., where he d. Aug. 17, 
1857; was president of " Sonora Mining Co." 


Julia Maria, b. Sept. 10, 1819, d. Aug. 22, 1870. She m. Wright 
Conger. A dau. is now Mrs. G. Lee Stout, of Bloomfield. 
James Dana, b. Sept. 27, 1821.— Daniel Starr, b. Mch. 10, 1825, 
d. young. — Susan Eliza, b. Sept. 14, 1827, unm'd; res. B. — 
Samuel Starr, b. Oct. 19, 1829, d. July 6, 1832, at New York.— 
George Smith, b. Sept. 26, 1834; res. N. Y. 
F Daniel, b. Aug. 3, 1794, d. Mch., 1826, in Louisville, Ky. 

O 1 T.- 

Capt. EZRA STARR,— son of Maj. Ezra 616, Daniel 615, 
Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. May 1, 
1782, at Danbury; while a young man, spent three years in the 
West Indies; one year a merchant in Charleston, S. C, and 
returned to his native place. In 1811 removed to Lyons, Ont. Co., 
N. Y. ; after three years to Herkimer Co. ; a teacher, and served 
as Captain in the war of 1812; after twenty years' residence there, 
went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd, at Angelica, Alleghany 
Co., and for nearly twenty years was the village postmaster; a 
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D ANBURY BRANCH— 618, 619. 

most affectionate parent, a sympathizing and helpful neighbor, 
social and refined in his taste and habits, exerted a wide influence 
for the cause of education and religion, and was a consistent mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church for 56 years. He d. Feb. 28, 1862, 
and with him the name of Starr became extinct in the Maj. Daniel 
Starr line. 

He m. Oct. 17, 1807, LUCY OLIVE, dau. of Dr. Tttus and 
Oliye {Lewis) HULL, b. Aug. 23, 1788, in Bethlehem, Ct., d. 
Oct. 25, 1813. 


618 Julia Malvina, b. Aug. 9, 1808. 

619 Sophia Louisa, b. April 10, 1810. 

+ Elizabeth Olive, b. Feb. 28, d. Aug. 8, 1813. 

O I S 

JULIA MALVINA STARR,— dau. of Capt. Ezra 617,— b. Aug. 9, 
1808, in Danbury; a helpful wife, a devoted and judicious mother, an 
honored member of society, and a devoted member of the Pres. church. 
Though possessed of a frail physique, she has ever maintained a remark- 
able mental and spiritual vigor. She m. Feb. 2, 1830, RANSOM, son of 
John and Sarah (Dewe) LLOYD, b. Feb. 16, 1800, in Petersburgh, N. Y. ; 
attorney and counsellor at law, and County Judge for several years; mem- 
ber of Pres. church 51 years; dignified, affable, warm-hearted and benevo- 
lent; res. Angelica, 1ST. Y., where he d. March 21, 1870. 


Sophia, b. Feb. 7, 1831, d. May 12, 1832. 

Delos, b. Dec. 16, 1832; served 3 yrs. in the war as Q. M. ; now a mer- 
chant in Cincinnati, O. 

Julia Starr, b. Dec. 9, 1835, m. 1863, D. P. Richardson, a grad. of Yale; 
served three years as Captain in the late war; elected, 1878, a 
member of Congress; a lawyer in Angelica, N. Y. ; two children. 

Harlan Page, b. March 26, 1838 ; a grad. of Hamilton Coll. ; lawyer in 
Cin'ti, O. ; served three years in the war as Lieut., Capt., and 
Major; m., 186*9, Harriet G. Raymond; two children. 

Carleton Devoe, b. April 17, 1840, d. Nov. 21, 1840. 

Cornelia Louise, b. Jan. 30, 1842 ; a teacher of a select school at Hornells- 
ville, N. Y. ; is deeply interested in the Starr name, and has 
kindly assisted the compiler in preparing the Maj. Daniel family 
for the press. 

Ezra Starr, b. April 19, 1844; a bookkeeper in Cin'ti. 

Lucy Ida, b. June 6, 1847 ; is with her mother. 

O 1 

SOPHIA LOUISA STARR— dau. of Capt. Ezra 617,— b. April 10, 
1810, in D. She m. Jan. 2, 1834, JAMES CALLANDAR, son of Waite 



and Polly (Gilbert) ARNOLD, b. Dec. 28, 1806, in Vt. ; a successful mer- 
chant in Angelica, N. Y., where he d. March 3, 1869; all the family mem- 
bers of the Pres. church. 


George Starr, b. Jan. 3, 1838 ; is a merchant in A- , m. Susan L. Horner. 
Charles Patrick, b. Sept. 6, 1839 ; grad. of Hamilton Coll. ; Elder in Pres. 

church; merchant in A. 
Eliza Starr, b. June 19, 1844, m. John Atwater; one child. 


Capt. JOSEPH STARR,— son of Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. about 1726; lived in the "Plum 
Tree " district, Danbury — now Bethel — a mile and a half northeast 
of the village; a shoemaker; had a tannery and a farm; a soldier 
in the war of the Revolution. Nov. 2, 1784, he with his wife united 
with the Cong, church of Bethel. t 

" He d. April 3, 1802, in the 76th year of his age, after a dis- 
tressing illness of about five weeks, which he bore with admirable 
patience, resigned to the will of God. His posterity were 1 1 chil- 
dren, 39 gr.-ch., and 24 gr.-gr.-ch., 74 in all, 66 of whom were 
living at his decease. He was a man possessed of a mild and even 
temper, adorned his profession by a life of humility and obedience, 
which was manifest in a strict attendance upon the duties of reli- 
gion, and was seldom absent from public worship. He was affa- 
ble, benevolent, and hospitable, a man of few words. He had 
many friends and few enemies; lived beloved, and died greatly 
lamented." The above is a foot note to " A sermon delivered on 
the Lord's Day, at the funeral of Capt. Joseph Starr, by the Rev. 
John Ely, pastor of the 2d church in Danbury." The following 
extract is from the sermon: "You, madam, are by the providence 
of God called to put on the garments of widowhood, and to sit 
alone; but, although you are called to mourning, yet, we trust, you 
have reason to mourn in hope, and to believe that your loss hath 
proved his unspeakable gain ; and have you not grounds of thank- 
fulness as well as sorrow, and reason to sing of mercy as well as 
judgment? Long hath your period of tranquillity been lengthened 
out, much beyond that of others. You have abundant reason to 
acknow ledge the goodness of God towards you, that he hath been 
pleased to continue to you the partner of your youth even to this 
advanced period of your life, until your family were all arrived to 
manhood, and themselves settled in family state and connections; 

also do you enjoy peculiarly the smile of Providence towards you, 



that, notwithstanding your head and husband, the partner of 
your joys and sorrows, is now taken from you, yet you have your 
children mostly around you to comfort you, and to partake of 
this cup of your afflictions with you, and that they are in circum- 
stances to be, in a sense, the stay and support of your advanced 
years," etc., etc. 

He m. 1745, MARY, dau. of Thomas and Abigail (Hoyt) BEN- 
EDICT. She d. Sept. 12, 1816, se. 91. 


621 Joseph, b. Feb. 26, 1746. 
A Mercy, b. Sept. 16, 1750, d. May 7, 1841. She m. (1st) May 27, 
1773, Andrew Comstock, b. March 8, 1752, d. March 7, 1789. She 
m. (2d) Capt. Daniel Hickok, (his 2d wife) [604 C]; lived in 
Bethel ; all members of Cong, church. 


Polly, b. June 18, 1774, d. July 18, 1775.— Billy, b. June 17, 1776 
[600 A].— Polly, b. June 19, 1778, d. April 14, 1866; m. Samuel 
Dibble.— Rebecca, b. Sept. 2, 1784, d. Feb. 17, 1836; m. Silas 
Hickok. — Mercy Laurana, b. Aug. 25, 1787, m. Oliver Shepard; 
res. D., and d. Jan. 25, 1875. 
B Mary, b. Jan. 5, 1753, d. Nov. 15, 1839; m. Oliver, son of Benj, 
and Abigail (Porter) Benedict, b. Nov. 17, 1748; res. Bethel; d. 

Oct. 28, 1828. BENEDICT CHILDREN. 

Ira, b. June 3, 1772, d. Jan. 25, 1847.— Polly, b. March 8, 1777, 
d. Feb. 23, 1863.— Oliver Starr, b. May 28, 1786, d. Feb. 2, 1859. 
C Lois, b. March 25, 1755, m. Samuel Starr [693]. 

632 Joshua, b. Aug. 11, 1757. 

633 Thaddeus, b. Dec. 14, 1759. 

-f- Asahel, b. Sept. 14, 1762, d. July 14, 1775. 
636 Jonah, b. Sept. 12, 1764. 
D Rebecca, b. Nov. 4, 1766; m. Nov. 21, 1790, Samuel C, son of 
Nehemiah and Rebecca (Hutlon) Dibble, b. Oct. 15, 1769; res. 
Danbury; had Ira Starr and Henry Martin. 
645 Ira, b. March 10, 1769. 
E Hannah, b. Sept. 16, 1771 ; d. in Kenosha, Wis. She m. July 25, 
1789, Theopholus, son of Joshua and Rachel (Benedict) Hoyt, b. 
Oct. 16, 1769, d. in Newtown, Ct. 


Eli, b. May 30, 1791.— Norman.— Lois, b. April 12, 1794, m. Starr 
Stanley [605 B].— Amy, b. Dec. 23, 1802. 

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JOSEPH STARR,— son of Joseph 620, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Feb. 26, 1746; farmer in "Plum 
Tree" district, Bethel; d. Dec. 7, 1823; buried with wife MARY 



in the old cem. at B. She was the dau. of John and Mary (Lee) 
WHITLOCK, b. Aug. 28, 1748, d. July 7, 1819. He then m. 
Mrs. ANN PREVETT, wid. of Frederick James AUSTIN [698]. 
She d. Aug. 4, 1848, ae. 77, the wife of Seth Benedict. 


622 Philemon, b. Feb. 7, 1768. 
A Marietta, or Mary, d. May 5, 1831, at Pine Plains, N. Y. She m. 
Robert Brush, and had Alfred, d. ; Starr ; Laura, d. ; m. Chas. 
Knox ; Schuyler, d. young ; Mary, d. ; m. Joel Clark, of New 

627 Daniel, b. Oct. 8, 1772. 
B Jonah, went to Louisville, Ky. ; m. Cynthia Carey ; taught a clas- 
sical school in Lexington, Ky., and d. May 20, 1831. His wife d. 
about the same time, leaving four young children, — C Augustus. 
D Joseph; at the age of 9 was sent to his uncle Asahel's, in 
Bethel, to be educated; at the age of 17 returned to Ky., and d. 
soon after. — E Mary. — F Kitty. The most diligent search has 
failed to get trace of any survivors of this family. 

631 Asahel, b. May 12, 1779. 

6^S .. 

PHILEMON (Leman) STARR,— son of Joseph 621, Joseph 620, 
Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Feb. 7, 
1768, at "Plum Trees; " shoemaker; about 1815 went to Berne, 
Albany Co., N. Y. ; in 1824-5 to Syracuse, where he d. Nov. 9, 
1837; Episcopal. He m. May 9, 1793, LYDIA, dau. of Shaw 
and Mercy (Sears) YOUNG, b. July 20, 1770, at South East, 
N. Y.; d. Mch. 15, 1858. 


A Betsey Maria, b. Apl. 19, 1794, m. July 19, 1812, Joseph Clark, 
son of John Hawley; a shoemaker; b. in Danbury; lived at 
Albany ; d. in Johnstown, N. Y. ; a son, 
S. Y. Hawley, is an attorney at Albany. 

B Mercy Miranda, b. Mch. 16, 1796, d. June 5, 1823. She m. Mch. 
28, 1818, David son of Caleb and Lucinda Sanford, b. Feb. 9, 
1795; a farmer at Berne and Middleburgh, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 2, 


Adaline, b. June 20, 1819.— Lucinda, b. Sept. 7, 1821. 
C Joseph Leonard, b. May 24, 1798, d. Mch. 19, 1835, unm'd. 
D Shaw Young, b. May 12, 1801, d. Sept. 10, 1829 ; unm'd. 
623 John Whitlock, b. June 22, 1803. 
-f- Samantha Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1805, d. Apl. 8, 1806. 
E Samantha Ann, b. June 16, 1807, unm'd. 

F Seth Harris, b. June 4, 1810, in Bethel, Ct. ; keeps a hotel at 
Lyons, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; Episcopal; m. (1st) Oct. 16, 1833, 

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D ANBURY BRANCH— 623, 624. 

Emma Corbit, dau. of and Eunice (Alvord) Blakesley, b. in 

Syracuse, d. Sept. 5, 1834, as. 21, at Oswego; m. (2d) Nov. 7, 
1854, Mrs. Jane Axtell, dau. of Nicholas Van Blarcum, of 
Genoa, N. Y. ; no children. 


JOHN WHITLOCK STARR,— son of Philemon 622,— b. 
June 22, 1803, at "Plum Trees," Bethel, Ct.; settled, about 1827, 
at Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., N. Y. ; farmer; warden in Epis. 
church; m. Oct. 30, 1823, MARY, dau. of Joseph and (Stein- 
burg) HORTON, b. May 4, 1803, in Greene Co., N. Y.; d. Feb. 8. 
1861; m. (2d) Oct. 22, 1863, NANCY ELIZABETH, dau. of John 
and Lydia (Davis) MORRIS, b. Nov. 2, 1821, at Jefferson, N. Y. 


624 Jesse Horton, b. Dec. 14, 1824. 

A Mary Ann, b. Oct, 27, 1826, m. Nov. 25, 1849, Peter, son of Alex- 
ander and Elizabeth (Shultas) Campbell, b. Men. 5, 1829, at 
Berne; farmer in Middleburgh; removed to Berne, N. Y. 


Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1850.— Emily Jane, b. July 24, 1852. 

Arrilla, b. Mch. 26, 1857.— Julia Ann, b. Mch. 12, 1860. 
B Lydia, b. July 22, 1831, m. Jan. 29, 1852, Samuel, son of Eleazer 

and Polly (Gifford) Ryder,' b. Nov. 21, 1831, in Scho. Co. ; farmer 

in Middleburgh. ryder children. 

Perry D., b. July 19, 1855; accidentally drowned Apl. 9, 1872.— 

Sanford E., b. Jan. 12, 1858.— Ellen A., b. Jan. 12, 1860, d. Aug. 

31, I860.— Harvey S., b. June 30, 1872, d. Sept. 25, 1872. 
C Julia, b. Mch. 28, 1834, d. Apl. 28, 1858, unm'd. 

625 John Albert, b. Oct. 14, 1839. 

626 Zadock Benedict, b. Nov. 15, 1840. 

D Orcelia, b. Apl. 2, 1848, d. Sept. 11, 1868, unm'd. 


JESSE HORTON STARR --son of John Whitlock 623,— b. 
Dec. 14, 1824, in Berne; settled at Middleburgh, N. Y. ; farmer; 
Lutheran ; m. Oct. 25, 1853, CYNTHIA, dau. of Alexander and 
Betsey (Shultas) CAMPBELL, b. June 8, 1832, at Berne; d. 
Sept. 30, 1863; m. (2d) Apl. 7, 1864, MARGARET, dau. of Peter 
and Catharine (Dearstyne) COOPER, b. Nov. 22, 1831. 


A George Byron, b. Aug. 9, 1854. 
B Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 13, 1856. 
C Joseph Leonard, b. Aug. 18, 1858. 


BETHEL, CONK, FAMILY— 625, 626, 627. 

D Lois Esther, b. June 27, 1860. 

E Sarah Adelle, b. Sept. 4, 1865. 

F Catharine Margaret, b. May 11, 1867. 

G Jessie, b. Jan. 28, 1869. 

H Ann Eliza, b. May 7, 1870. 


JOHN ALBERT STA*RR,— son of John Whitlock 623,— b. 
Oct. 14, 1839, in Middleburgh, N. Y. ; is a farmer in his native 
town; Methodist; m. Mch. 20, 1861, ANN, dau. of Uriah and 
Sally Ann (Gridley) RUSSELL, b. Jan. 14, 1837, in M. 


A Cora Belle, b. Sept. 27, 1864. 

B Annie, b. Dec. 27, 1866. 

C Eva, b. July 27, 1870. 

D Amanda, b. Aug. 16, 1873. 


ZADOCK BENEDICT STARR,— son of John Whitlock 623,— 
b. Nov. 15, 1840, in Middleburgh; in 1874 removed to Glovers 
ville, Fulton Co., N. Y. ; is a "jobber and dealer in nagging, curb- 
ing, and cut stone; " Presbyterian; m. Mch. 18, 1869, LYDIA A., 
dau. of David H. and Maria (Dietz) MORRIS, b. Aug. 5, 1843, 
in Schoharie Co. 


A Laura, b. May 15, 1870. 


Capt. DANIEL STARR,— son of Joseph 621, Joseph 620, 
Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Oct. 8, 1772, 
at "Plum Trees," Bethel, Ct. ; a hatter; about 1809 removed to 
Cooperstown, N. Y. ; thence to Ballston, Sar. Co., into the hat 
business and farming; Capt. of a cavalry Co.; warden of Epis. 
church; d. Nov. 27, 1857. He m. (1st) May 16, 1793, SUSAN- 
NAH, dau. of George and Jane (Gordon) SCOTT, b. May 16, 
1773, at B.; d. Dec. 26, 1812; m. (2d) July 3, 1814, PHEBE, dau. 
of Capt. Stephen WHITE, b. July 18, 1781, in Berkshire, Mass.; 
d. Sept. 26, 1868, at her step-son's in Pa., leaving a precious mem- 
ory of a saintly mother in Israel, whose faith made the unseen 
mansions a reality, as she said, " I never go to sleep without hoping 
it will be my last night; I want to go." 


D ANBURY BRANCH— 628, 629. 


A Robert, b. Jan. 24, 1795, d. Sept. 9, 1821, unm'd. 
628 Alexander, b. Oct. 11, 1797. 

B Mary Jane, b. July 21, 1801, d. Apl. 27, 1838, unm'd. 

+ Melinda, b. Jan. 27, 1804, d. July 27, 1805. 

C George Henry, b. June 28, 1806, at B. ; in 1839 went to Sewickly, 
Pa. ; a merchant there for many years ; Elder in the Pres. church, 
and for 25 years Justice of the PSace. In Nov., 1873, removed 
to Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha Co., Wis., on to a farm; m. Aug. 31, 
1843, Rachel, dau. of John and Ann (Darbyshire) Hooker, b. 
July 9, 1807, at Utica, N. Y. ; no children. 

D Maria Melinda, b. July 4, 1809, d. Nov. 12, 1839. She m. Sept. 
10, 1833, Marquis Tuttle, a druggist at Newark, N. Y. ; no chil- 


ALEXANDER STARR,— son of Daniel 627, Joseph 621, 
Joseph 620, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. 
Oct. 11,- 1797, in Bethel, Ct. ; was 12 years old when his parents 
removed to Ballston, N. Y. In 1819 he went to Canada; settled 
at Brockville, Ontario, in the grocery and provision business; 
Presbyterian; m. July 7, 1829, ANNA, dau. of Capt. Thomas and 
Sarah HEWITT, of Charlton, N. Y.; b. Dec. 3, 1800, at Genoa. 


A Maria Hewitt, b. April 26, 1830, m. April 26, 1853, George, son of 
George and Agnes {Alexander) Hutcheson, b. May 30, 1822, in 
Paisley, Scotland ; is a dry goods merchant in Brockville, Ont. 


Annie Medora, b. March 4, 1855. — George Gordon, b. May 22, 
1857.— Maria, b. Nov. 12, 1858.— James Alexander, b. July 20, 
1861.— Lilly Margaret, b. Sept. 22, 1862.— Edith Kirby, b. April 
22, 1867, d. Nov. 16, 1867.— William Archibald and Mary Maud 
(twins), b. July 12, 1871. 

629 Alfred Henry, b. Nov. 16, 1831. 

+ George, b. July 27, 1833, d. Aug. 10, 1833. 

630 Alexander Gordon, b. July 24, 1834. 

+ Mary Jane, b. Sept. 25, 1836, d. Oct. 14, 1837. 
B Amy Eliza, b. Sept. 22, 1840, unm'd. 


ALFRED HENRY STARR,— son of Alexander 628,— b. Nov. 
16, 1831, in Brockville, Ont., is a biscuit and confectionery manu- 
facturer in his native town; m. June 22, 1857, SARAH FRED- 
ERICK, dau. of Fordyce Lawton and Eliza M. (Charland) 

LOTHROP, b. April 15, 1838, at B. 


BETHEL, CONN., FAMILY— 630. 631, 632. 


+ Carrie Gordon, b. July 4, 1858, d. Sept. 1, 1863. 
A Harry Morden, b. April 13, 1865. 
B George Lothrop, b. Jan. 14, 1871. 


ALEXANDER GORDON STARR,— son of Alexander 628 — 
b. July 24, 1834; a wholesale confectioner and biscuit manufac- 
turer in Brockville, Ont. ; m. May 30, 1865, ELIZA CALD- 
WELL, dau. of James Oalt and Mary Jane (Caldwell) EL- 
WOOD, b. Oct. 29, 1846, at Kemptville, Ont. 



A Albert Elwood, b. March 22, 1866. 
B Kirby Gordon, b. March 6, »1860. 

63 1 . 

ASAHEL STARR,— son of Joseph 621, Joseph 620, Josiah 
587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. May 12, 1779, at 
the "Plum Trees," Bethel; farmer; inherited the homestead, 
which he occupied until his death, July 11, 1855; buried in the 
new cem. at Bethel; Episcopal. He m. April 8, 1807, BETSEY, 
dau. of Aaron and Huldah, (Piatt) LACY, b. June 11, 1790, at 
B., d. March 16, 1853. 


A George Plumb, b. Nov. 21, 1808; an invalid most of. his life, unable 
to walk from spinal disease; lived at the old homestead; d. April 
13, 1867; Episcopal; m. June 11, 1857, Mrs. Mary M. Hodge, 
dan. of Jonathan and Lydia (TToyt) Couch; no children. 

B Mary Whitlock, 1). Jan. 13, 1819, m. June 26, 1838, George, son of 
Noah and Phila (Barnum) Ferry, b. June 24, 1817, at Bethel; 
removed in 1866 to Danbury; hatter. 


George Starr, b. Dec. 30, 1842, d. March 22, 1864. From his 

gravestone in Bethel cem. : " Se'rg. Co. A, 5th Reg't C. V. ; died 

of disease contracted while in the service of his country — 

"In the morning of his manhood, 
Ere one bright ray had lied, 
He hath passed with victor footsteps 
To the army of the dead.'" 

Mary Starr, b. April 15, 1846. — Immogene Adelaide, b. Jan. 5, 
1848.— Elizabeth Lacy, b. Dec. 20, 1850. 

■ . 633 

JOSHUA STARR,— son of Joseph 620, Josiah 587, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Au£. 11, 1757, at "Plum 
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Trees," Bethel, Ct.; removed to Cooperstown, N. Y. : bought a 
farm outside, but lived in the village; a great reader; sound 
thinker; a quiet, amiable man, patient under difficulties; content 
to plod along : 'the even tenor of his way "; d. Feb. 17, 1838. He 
m. Dec. 19, 1787, HULDAH HUBBELL, b. May 20, 1765, in 
Ct., d. May 5, 1837. 


A Jesse Hubbell, b. Sept. 22, 1788, d. June 29, 1814, unin'd. 

+ Andrew, b. June 4, 1794, d. Oct, 18, 1794. 

B Clara, b. Dec. 31, 1795; a woman of great information, wonderful, 

retentive memory, a lovely Christian; communicant of Epis. 

church; d. June 13, 1873. She m. March 25, 1817* Henry, son of 

Daniel and Anna {Phelps) Brown, b. May 13, 1789, in Gilead, Ct. ; 

a lawyer; lived in Springfield, and Batavia, N. Y., and at Chir 

cago, 111., where he d. March 1(5, 1849. 


Cornelia Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1818, m. W. H. Stickney; res. Chicago. 
Andrew Jesse, b. Feb. 26, 1820; lawyer in Chicago; m. Abby 

Julia, b. June 5, 1822, d. Oct. 16, 1865, at Milwaukee, Wis. ; m. 
(1st) Geo. W. Dole. She m. (2d) Rev. David Keene. 
Sarah, b. June 13, 1824, m. Win, Butterfield ; res. Chicago. 
Caroline Jane, b. Aug. 1, 1826, m. Thos. L. Forrest, cashier of 
"Hide & Leather Bank," Chicago. 


THADDEUS STARR,— son of Joseph 620, Josiah 587, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Dec. 14, 1759. When young, 
he went as waiter to Col, Starr (589), in the war of Revolution; 
afterward enlisted as a private in the army; served three years; 
had the small-pox, and nearly lost his sight: procuring a substitute 
to serve through the war, he returned to Bethel; lived on Walnut 
Tree Hill; farmer; received a pension during life; d. May 3, 
1841; buried in the old cem. at B. Oct. 9, 1785, himself and wife 
joined the Cong, church. He m. May 22, 1783, LYDIA, dau. 
of Stephen and Lydta (Crofut) TROWBRIDGE, of B., b. Feb. 22. 
1761, d. July 13, 1838. "This aged disciple will be classed, by 
all who knew her, with the ' goodly fellowship ' of those whose 
life and death alike prove the reality and power of religion." — Rev. 
John Greenwood. 


634 Lydia, 1). July 27, 1784. 

A Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1787; a teacher; many years member of Cong. 
church; d. April 9, 1863, unm'd. 

635 Rebecca, b. Nov. 2, 1798. 

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BETHEL, CONN., FAMILY— 634, 635. 


LYDIA STARR —dau. of Thaddeus 633,— b. July 27, 1784, d. Aug. 
31, 1864, at her daughter's, in Iowa, "where she had won the love and 
esteem of all who knew her. Endowed with a strong intellect, which 
was vigorous to the very last ; with a high moral and religious sensibility, 
which only ripened with years, and a warm heart, which made her a 
friend to all, she lived among us in the calm serenity of a beautiful age, 
awaiting the call of her Master; . . . sincerely devoted to the Epis. 
church, of which she was a member for nearly threescore years." — Iowa 

She m. Nov. 30, 1800, JOHN CALVIN, son of Edward and Mary 
Margaret (Oviatt) EDWARDS; hatter; lived and died in New Milford, 


Lydia Ann, b. Sept. 23, 1802, unm'd. 

Finette, b. Jan. 25, 1804, m. Capt. Abraham Benson. 

Hannah, b. June 12, 1805, m. Harvey Moore. 

Emeline, b. Dec. 25, 1806; m. (1st) Stephen M. Aiken; m. (2d) Peter H. 

John C, b. Feb. 27, 1808, m. Sarah Dailey. 
Mary Margaret, b. Feb. 29, 1809, m. John Avery. 
Thaddeus, b. July 25, 1811, d. Nov. 12, 1823; buried in Bethel. 
Wilkes, b. Jan. 27, 1813, m. Esther Jjtne Edwards. 
Charles, b. Jan. 8, 1815, m. Marietta Bassett. 
Samuel Seabury, b. Sept. 21, 1816, m. Harriet DePue. 
Rebecca Starr, b. Apl. 23, 1818, m. (2d wife) John Avery. 
Marcia, b. Nov. 4, 1819, m. Elijah B. Wheeler. 
Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1821, m. Ira Root. 
Catharine, b. Dec. 29, 1823, d. July 4, 1824. 
Catharine, b. July 4, 1825, d. Dec. 30, 1848. 
Sarah Maria, b. Sept. 28, 1827, m. Rodolphus B. Taylor. 


REBECCA STARR —dau. of Thaddeus 633— b. Nov. 2, 1798. She 
united with the Cong, church in 1822, and by a devoted Christian life 
adorned her profession. She loved and honored the name of Starr. To 
her well-stored memory and intelligence the compiler is indebted for much 
valuable information and assistance in collecting these family records. 
She was not permitted to see them completed, for like a shock of corn 
fully ripe, she was gathered into the garner Jan. 13, 1878, " and her works 
do follow her." She m. Feb. 14, 1821, TIMOTHY, son of Asa and Mary 
(Wilson) HOLLISTER, b. Aug. 3, 1797, at Amenia, N. Y. ; a miller; lived 
in Bethel, where he d. Dec. 19, 1870. 


Harriet Payne, b. Dec. 9, 1824, "d. May 20, 1826. 

Harriet Payne, b. Oct. 21, 1826. Inheriting the interest of her sainted 



mother in the Starr name, she greatly assisted, by letters, personal 
application, copying epitaphs, records, etc. , in obtaining and per- 
fecting the records of the Bethel family, but d. ere the work was 
done, July 9, 1876. She m. Apl. 29, 1846, Preston B. Durant; 
res. Bethel. No children. 

Thaddeus Starr, b. Aug. 6, 1830, m. Oct. 26, 1853, Mary A. Blackman; 
res. D anbury. 

Martha Eliza, b. Aug. 27, 1833; unm'd. 

Charles Edwards, b. Jan. 6, 1836, m. (1st) Dec. 9, 1857, Ruth K. Hoyt, 
who d. July 27, 1874; m. (2d) Dec. 21, 1875, Carrie Squier; res. 
Napoleon, Mich. 


JONAH STARR,— son of Joseph 620, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Sept. 12, 1764, in Bethel; went to 
Ballston, N. Y., where he married, and, at his father's request, 
returned home, and remained until his father's decease; then set- 
tled in Milton, Sar. Co., N. Y.; and in 1824 removed to Fredonia, 
Chaut. Co., where he d. Mch. J.8, 1853; tanner, shoemaker, and 
worked his farm; an elder for 30 years in Pres. church. — He m. 
Feb. 4, 1792, PHEBE, dau. of Hezekiah and Phebe (White) 
MIDDLEBROOK, b. Sept. 11, 1774, at Ballston, N. Y., d. Apl. 2, 
1862, at M. 


A Sally, b. Dec. 14, 1793, d. Nov. 6, 1822, at M., unm'd. 
637 Seth, b. Aug. 9, 1795. 
641 Joseph, b. Oct. 11, 1799. 
B Marcia Maria, b. Jan. 5, 1802, d. Dec. 6, 1836, at F. She m. Sept. 

15, 1823, Lewis B. Edwards. No children. 
C Harriet, b. Dec. 18, 1803, at M., d. Mch. 17, 1861. She m. Sept. 
22, 1825, Dea. Noah Harrison, son of Joseph and Huldah (Bacon) 
Whitcomb, b. Feb. 6, 1797, at Richmond, Vt. ; res. Fredonia, 
N. Y. ; members of Pres. church. He d. Nov. 18, 1861. 


Lewis Edward, b. May 30, 1830, d. Feb. 5, 1875, at F., unm'd.— 
Henry Harrison, b. Jan. 22, 1827, d. Sept. 5, 1858, at N. Orleans, 
D Mary Ann, 1). July 27, 1807, d. Jan. 14, 1839. She m. Oct. 13, 1831, 
Salmon, son of Aaron and Annis Hart, b. Sept. 19, 1807. After 
her death he m. again, and d. Mch. 4, 1863. A son, 
Henry Starr Hart, b. July 18, 1834, d. Apl. 4, 1868. 
644 George Nelson, b. Mch. 25, 1808. 



E Harry Ira went south; was in the Texas war under Crockett. It 
is supposed that he d. in 1822, at Galveston Bay. 

F Caroline, b. June 13, 1812, m. May 8, 1834, Gates Abiather, son of 
James and Lois (Gates) Bennett, of Forestville, N. Y., b. Dec. 13, 
1810; res. Erie, Pa. 


Marcia Maria, b. May 10, 1836, d. Dec. 29, 1837. 
Allaseba Mary, b. May 31, 1838, m. May 20, 1861, Thos. McCon- 
key, b. Aug. 9, 1834; merchant in Erie. 

Harriet Lois, b. Aug. 2, 1840, d. Nov. 1, 1865. She m. Nov. 5, 
1861, Daniel Webster Bush, b. Oct. 23, 1837, d. June 16, 1871. 
James Abiather, b. Dec. 31, 1842, m. Dec. 13, 1869, Mattie Doyle 
Helms, b. Apl. 23, 1845; res. Hallsville, Tex. 
George Lewis, b. Oct. 8, 1845, d. Nov. 13, 1850. 
Persis Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1848, m. Aug. 31, 1869, Morris Ben- 
son, b. Jan. 18, 1845; res. Buffalo. 
Walter Gates, b. Oct. 10, 1851 ; merchant in Erie. 
G Jesse Hubbell, b. Sept. 18, 1814, at M. ; a gunsmith; Pres. ; d. June 
18, 1848, at Fredonia, unm'd. 


SETH STARK,— son of Jonah 636, Joseph 620, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Aug. 9, 1795, at Milton, 
N. Y.; went to Virginia; in 1823 to Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; lived 
at Dunkirk; now at Mayville; a dairyman; justice of the peace; 
formerly elder in the Pres. church, now a Methodist. 

He m. (1st) Apl. '24, 1823, LUCY, dau. of David and Hannah 
(Tarbox) BACON, b. Aug. 23, 1798, at Ballston, d. Apl. 13, 1845; 
m. (2d) Mch. 6, 1850, Mrs. RACHEL, wid. of Hosea HEMIN- 
WAY, and dau. of Robert and Rachel (Morton) English, b. June 
13, 1798, at Norway, N. Y. 


638 William Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1824. 
A David Bacon, b. Jan. 26, 1826, d. Mch. 22, 1845, unm'd. 
B . Hannah Maria, b. Dec. 14, 1827, at D. ; m. Sept. 18, 1849, Rev. 
John Walter, son of Chester and Hannah (Cook) Wilson, b. Sept. 
. 22, 1820, in Williamsburgh, Canada; a Methodist minister, sta- 
tioned in 1878 at Corry, Pa. 


Mary Helen, b. May 18, 1853.— Walter C, b. Jan. 18, 1857, d. Aug. 
29, 1873.— Seth Elmer, b. Dec. 11, 1862.— Bertha Bell, b. May 9, 
689 Andrew Jackson, b. Mch. 22, 1829. 
C Helen Eliza, b. Feb. 9, 1884, at D, m. Aug. 29, 1857, Daniel Mon- 
traville Reuben, son of Chester and Hannah (Cook) Wilson, b. 
Feb. 18, 1826, at Medina, N. Y. ; attorney-at-law at Corry, Pa. 


DANBURY BRANCH— 638, 639, 640. 


Florence May, b. Aug. 22, 1858, d. Aug. 26, 1873.— Clyde Lin- 
coln, b. Mch. 27, 1865.— Lucy Helen, b. Oct. 18, 1869, d. Dec. 21, 
640 Samuel Michael, b. Mch. 1, 1837. 


WILLIAM HENRY STARR,— son of Seth 637,— b, Nov. 5, 
1824, at Mayville, N. Y.; settled at Edwardsburg, Mich.; farmer; 
Pres. ; m. Apl. 10, 1851, MARY, dau. of Andrew and Rachel 
(McMichael) FOSTER, b. Jan. 8, 1830, in Columbia Co., Pa. 


A Hadassah, b. July 20, 1854. 

B William Bacon, b. Aug. 9, 1858. 

C Margaret, b. Oct. 29, 1863. 

: 639 

ANDREW JACKSON STARR— son of Seth 637,— b. Mch. 
22, 1829, at Dunkirk, N. Y.; settled at Buchanan, Berrian Co., 
Mich.; farmer; ruling elder in the Pres. church; d. Aug. 28, 1878, 
suddenly, near Independence, Kan., whither he had just removed. 
He m. Oct. 24, 1849, EMILY JANE, dau. of Hosea and Rachel 
(English) HEMINWAY, b. Feb. 24, 1831, at Newport, N. Y. 


A Albert Henry, b. June 11, 1852. 

B Artie Kate, b. Oct, 31, 1854, d. Sept, 20, 1873. 

Seth, b. July 12, 1857. 

D Emma Helen, b. July 2, 1862. 

E Angie, b. July 20, 1865. 


SAMUEL MICHAEL STARR,— son of Seth 637,— b. Mch. 1, 
1837. at Dunkirk, N. Y.; settled in Niles Tp., Mich.; farmer; 
trustee in Pres. church; m. June 19, 1860, Mrs. ELIZABETH, 
wid. of Wm. Henry BACON, and dau. of Abner and Melinda 
(Beach) Van-Namee, b. Jan. 8, 1820, at Ballston, N. Y. 


A Elmer George, b. July 25, 1861. 

+ Samuel Lincoln, b. Dec. 3, 1864, d. Sept, 28, 1865. 

B Charles Merritt, b. June 21, 1867. 


FREDONIA, N. Y., FAMILY— 641, 042, 643. 

64 1 . 

JOSEPH STARR,— son of Jonah 636, Joseph 620, Josiah 587, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Oct. 11, 1799, at Milton; 
spent two years at Kanawha, Va. ; in 1824 went to Mayville, 
N. Y., with his parents; in Aug., 1837, removed to Erie, Pa.; 
thence in April, 1840, to Fredonia, his present residence; carried 
on a tannery and shoe shop; afterward in the grocery business; 
an honored deacon of the Pres. church. 

He m. (1st) Jan. 22, 1826, MARY, dan. of Samuel and Mary 
(Williams) TINKCOM, b. 1806, at Greenfield, N. Y., d. June 10, 
1837, at M..j m. (2d) Jan. 21, 1839. PERSIS PARSONS, dau. of 
Asahel and Abigail (Parsons) KINGSLEY, b. Feb. 20, 1818, at 
Northampton, Mass., d. July 9, 1866; m. (3d) Feb. 4, 1868, Mrs. 
CYNTHIA, wid. of Eusebius BAUJEAN, of Mayville, and dau. 
of Samuel and Thankful Merwin, b. Aug. 6, 1808, d. Sept. 4, 


642 George William, b. April 8, 1828. 

643 Jesse Kingsley, b. Feb. 15, 1842. 


GEORGE WILLIAM STARR,— son of Joseph 641,— b. April 
8, 1828, at Mayville; at the age of 12 years went to Fredonia, 
N. Y. ; a printer by trade; afterward in the grocery business, d. 
Nov. 9, 1868. He m. May 10, 1854, JULIA THERESA, dau. of 
Alva and Sally (Kingsley) COTTRELL, b. Jan. 5, 1836, at M. 


+ Mary Persis, b. July 6, 1856, d. Jan. 2, 1861. 
A George Birdsall, b. Sept. 24, 1858. 
B Harriet Belle, b. Dec. 30, 1861. 

643 - 

JESSE KINGSLEY STARR,— son of Joseph 641,— b. Feb. 15, 
1842, in Fredonia, N. Y., where he has always resided; succeeded 
his brother in the grocery business; Presbyterian; m. Nov. 10, 
1864, LIZZIE ANNA, dau. of William and Anna (Stevens) 
CLARK, b. June 20, 1843, in Worcestershire, Eng. 


A Persis Annie, b. Aug. 16, 1865. 
B Gertrude Celestia, b. April 10, 1868. 
C Walter Pratt, b. Feb. 21, 1870. 

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D ANBURY BRANCH— 644, 645. 

D Louis Newman, b. Dec. 24, 1872. 
E Enna Kingsley, b. June 30, 1878. 


GEORGE NELSON STARR —son of Jonah 636, Joseph 620, 
Josiah 587, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. March 25, 
1808, at Ballston, N. Y. ; was 16 years old when the family 
removed to Fredonia. He soon after went to Lodi, now Gowanda, 
opened a book store and printing office, established and edited the 
first newspaper in Cattaraugus Co., and continued the business as 
long as health permitted. (Horace Greeley was at one time a 
journeyman printer in his office.) He early united with the Pres. 
church ; was elder and deacon ; an active Christian, deeply inter- 
ested in Sunday-schools, and had at one time the superintendence 
of three schools. In feeble health, he started for a warmer cli- 
mate for the winter, but failing rapidly, returned, only reaching 
his sister's, at Fredonia, where, in his 29th year he d. of consump- 
tion Oct. 22, 1837. 

" That life is long that answers life's great end." 

He m. May 31, 1831, MARY, dau. of Roderick and Mary B. 
(Pierson) LEE, b. March 4, 1812, at Hudson, N. Y. After his 
death she m. Martin Potter, who d. July, 1868. She is living at G. 


A Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 25, 1832, m. Feb. 13, 1878, Gen. David S. 

Forbes, of Fredonia. 
B Carrie W. , b. May 1, 1835; m. 1860, Harrison B. , son of Lyscom 

and Mary (Crane) Mixer, b f 1820, of the firm of Mixer & Smith, 

wholesale lumber dealers in Buffalo. A daughter, 

Mary Louise Mixer, b. Jan. 14, 1862. 
C Marcia E., b. Nov. 31, 1836, unm'd; res. Gowanda. 



IRA STARR, —son of Joseph 620, Josiah 587, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. March 10, 1769, at "Plum Trees," 
Bethel; in 1803, sold his inheritance, and removed to Coopers- 
town, N. Y.; about 1837 he emigrated to Wis., and bought a farm 
on Big Fort Prairie, Walworth Co., where he d. Sept. 10, 1846; 
Episcopal. He m. June, 1797, OLIVE, dau. of Edward and Ann 
(Prindle) FOOT, of Newtown, Ct., b. Nov. 26, 1770, d. May 26, 

1825, at C. 


BETHEL, CONN., FAMILY— 646, 647. 


A Harriet Starr, b. Aug. 3, 1802. She m. Dec. 31, 1819, Darius 
Buckling, son of Daniel and Almy {Bennett) Mason, b. July 19, 
1800; lived at Cooperstown, N. Y. ; thence on the farm in Wis. ; 
after her father's death, removed to Mason City, Iowa. 


Mary Maria, b. Oct, 27, 1820.— Ira Starr, b. Sept, 17, 1822.— Albert 
Lawrence, b. Aug. 3, 1824. — Daniel Wellington, b. Aug. 28, 
1827, d. 1873.— Milton Merrill, b. March 26, 1831.— Harriet Cor- 
nelia, b. Oct, 23, 1833.— Linus Esquires, b. March 10, 1836, d. 
1842-3.— William Henry Harrison, b. April 18, 1839.— Semanthia 
Malvina, b. Feb. 12, 1843.— Julia Augusta, b. Aug. 28, 1846. 


LEVI STARR, —son of Josiah 587, Josiah 301, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, — b. April 9, 1759, in Danbury; kept a store and "Pub- 
lic House"; a commissary in the Revolution; sheriff in 1798; 
removed to Reading; d. Sept. 3, 1810, "buried in the cemetery by 
the First church. He m. Dec. 22, 1779, MABEL, dau. of Col. John 
and Sarah READ, b. Sept. 7, bap. 23, 1759; d. Aug. 21, 1849. 
Her father was one of the original proprietors of Reading, and 
from him the town received its name. 


647 George, b. Feb. 15, 1786. 

-+- William, b. Oct. 8, 1787, d. Aug. 11, 1790. 

648 Frederick, b. Sept. 8, 1792. 


GEORGE STARR,— son of Levi 646,— b. Feb. 15, 1786; far- 
mer in Reading; d. July 5, 1871; Methodist. He m. (1st) June 
8, 1822, ANNA, dau. of John and Rhoda DOWNS, b. May 28, 
1784, d. Dec. 9, 1841; m. (2d) Nov. 28, 1844, Mrs. POLLY" 
DOWNS, wid. of Jared Wilcox. 


A JOHN READ STARR, b. Feb. 29, 1824; a carpenter; has lived in Nor- 
walk, Ot., since 1867; Baptist; m. Aug. 21, 1844, HARRIET 
DAMARIS, dau. of Nathan and Aurelta {Thorp) SQUIRES, 
b. Aug. 15, 1826, in Oxford. Children— 

B Frederick Wallace Starr, b. Nov. 21, 1845; a painter at 
South Norwalk, Ct, ; m. April 23, 1867, Mary Melvina, dau. of 
Charles and Fanny {Slaioson) Wiiitlock, of Weston; no children. 

C Franklin Clark Starr, b. May 21, 1850; res. N., unm'd. 

D Cerelta Annie Starr, b. July 1, 1852. 
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DANBURY BRANCH— 648, 649. 


FREDERICK STARR,— son of Levi 646, Josiah 587, Josiah 
391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Sept. 8, 1792, in Reading. 
When young he went to Hartford, Ct. ; after serving an appren- 
ticeship at the tailor's trade, carried on the business for himself in 
the same city; d. Aug. 26, 1835. He in. Oct. 6, 1813, ABBY 
WOODBRIDGE, dau of Frederick and Mary {Caldwell) LORD, 
b. Aug. 15, 1791, d. Jan. 30, 1872. Her father owned the Hill, 
which still bears his name, in Hartford, and Mr. and Mrs. Starr 
lived and died in his old farm house on Garden street. 


649 Charles, b. Sept. 12, 1814. 
+ Mart Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1816, d. Men. 22, 1820. 
A Jane Read, b. May 20, 1818, m. Sept. 21, 1844, William A. Deming, 
of Glastonbury, Ct., from whom she was divorced in 1851, taking 
her mother's maiden flame of Lord. 


Charles Frederick, b. Men. 30, 1845, d. Apl. 3, 1846.— Frederick 
Starr, b. Jan. 10, 1848; res. Hartford; m. May 11, 1868, Mary 
Lord Hatfield.— Frank Jay, b. Aug. 13, 1849. 
-H William Woodbridoe, b. Mch. 8, 1823; drowned in the Conn, 
river June 24, 1832. 


CHARLES STARR,— son of Frederick 648,— b. Sept. 12, 
1814, in Hartford, Ct. ; where most of his life has been spent; 
Baptist; m. Oct. 20, 1834, EVELINA, dau. of Timothy and Abi- 
gail MUNSELL, of South Windsor, b. Aug. 31, 1816, d. Dec. 15, 


A Julia, b. Jan. 24, 1836, m. Sept. 29, 1858, John Westfall, b. in Knox, 
N. Y. 

B Cerelia, b. Feb. 7, 1837, m. Chauncey Baker, of Tolland, Ct. 

C Judson, b. Feb. 15, 1844, m. May 9, 1865, Margaret Ann, dau. of 
Jacob D. and Esther (Fredendall) Hart, of Guilderland, K Y., 
where they now reside. She was b. Apl. 3, 1846. A son, 
D Judson Starr, b. Nov. 15, 1868. 

+ Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1853, d. Nov. 30, 1856. 



6oO — 

SAMUEL STA.RR,— son of Capt. Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. 
Comfort 1, — b. about 1700, in Danbury. In May, 1726, he peti- 
tions the General Assembly for a £5 note to replace a counterfeit 
one he had taken, which petition was generously granted. He, 
with his brothers Josiah and Comfort, took a loan from the State, 
and in 1 741 petition for the balance of the notes promised them. 
He was an extensive landholder in partnership with his brothers, 
owning land in Danbury, Kent, &c. His will was dated Dec. 4, and 
he d. Dec. 29, 1744, ee. 44; buried in the old cemetery in D. A 
time-worn stone marks the spot. His estate amounted to over 
£3,000, as by the inventory taken the Feb. following. 

He m. ABIGAIL DIBBLE. After his death she m. Joseph 
Waller, of New Milford. Her son, the Rev. Peter Starr, on his 
death-bed, said, "I have great reason to bless God that I had so 
pious a mother to counsel and warn me. I distinctly recollect how 
in my tender age she used to sit in her arm chair, and teach and 
pray and cry, and all for me." She d. July 24, 1791, se. 88; buried 
in Warren. 


651 Samuel, b. July 28, 1732. 
A Rachel, d. Aug. 12, 1824, ae. 91 y., 7 ino., 3 dys. She m. Feb. 6, 1756, 
Stephen, son of Capt. Samuel and Naomi {Brush) Jarvis, b. Dec. 
25, 1729; lived in Danbury; d. July 19, 1820; buried in Epis. 


Stephen, b. Nov. 6, 1756, m. May 22, 1783, Amelia Glover; 
removed to Canada, and d. Apl. 12, 1840, at Toronto; 6 children. 
Samuel, b. Oct. 20, 1758, m. Dec. 7, 1780, Abigail Sanford; lived 
in Reading, and d. May 23, 1839; 8 children. 
Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1760, d. Sept. 26, 1845. She m. Dec. 1, 1783, 
John Ryder, Jr. , of South East, N. Y. ; res. Danbury ; 9 children. 
Rachel, b. Oct. 12, 1762, d. Feb. 27, 1846, m. Sol. Hitchcock. 
Abigail, b. Aug. 16, 1764, d. Jan. 22, 1810. She m. Jan. 7, 1783, 
Francis Knapp ; 10 children. 

Betsey, b. Aug. 11, 1766, d. May 30, 1813, in N. Y. She m. 
Sept. 23, 1792, Jedediah Wellman, Jr., of Danvers, Mass. ; 5 chil- 

Eli, b. May 23, 1768, m. Polly Bull, and d. May 14, 1854; 9 chil- 

Hannah, b. June 14, 1774, d. in infancy. 
692 Silvanus, b. 1736. 



701 Caleb, b. Feb., 1739. 
B Abigail, d. Nov. 27, 1767, in her 26th year. She m. Oct., 1759, her 
cousin, Col. Eli Mygatt [415 A]. 


Noadiah, b. Feb. 15, 1760; lived in New Milford; m. Clarissa 
Lynes, and d. Dec. 17, 1844; 7 children. 
Amirilles, b. May, d. Sept., 1762. 

Comfort Starr, b. Aug. 23, 1763, m. (1st) Oct. 26, 1783, Lucy 
Knapp; m. (2d) Men. 20, 1805, Mrs. Eleanor Stiles; removed to 
Canrield, O., where he d. Oct. 17, 1823; 15 children. 
Philo, b. Dec. 24, 1765; lived in Danbury; d. Mch., 1842; m. 
Mch. 15, 1787, Betty Boughton, who d. Apl. 7, 1815; 2 children. 
710 Peter, b. Sept., 1744. 


SAMUEL STARR,— son of Samuel 650, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, 
Dr. Comfort 1, — b. July '28, 1732; lived in Ridgebury Society, 
town of -Ridgefield, Ct. Its locality will be better understood by 
the following memorial, signed by himself and two neighbors, pre- 
sented to the General Assembly, May, 1759: "That we are owners 
of 256 acres of land adjoining the west line of Danbury; that we 
live on said land, are obliged to do duty in Ridgefield, it being 10 
miles distant, and a very bad road, so that it is impracticable for 
us ever to attend divine worship at R., nor have any benefit of 
schools there; .... we have ever attended at D., whose meeting- 
house is but about 4 miles, and there being a school at Mill Plain, 
a scant miles from us, and the road or way to D. being very good, 
.... pray to be annexed to Danbury." It was not granted. 

Feb. 16, 1761, he signed a petition for a new Society at the 
north end of the town of Ridgefield, to be called Ridgebury. 

He was attacked of the small pox, and, fearing he should not 
recover, sent for his brother-in-law, Eli Mygatt, to make his will, 
to whom, while standing by the fence outside, he — within the 
house — dictated his wishes. Mr. Mygatt then had it drawn in 
regular form, agreeable to the directions, and it was properly exe- 
cuted Oct. 10, 1770. Soon after he became delirious, got hold of 
the document, tore off his name, and otherwise mutilated it. 
These facts being proved before the General Assembly, they 
" Resolved that the mutilated paper be declared his- last Will and 
Testament, and ordered the estate settled accordingly." He d. 
Oct. 18, 1770. 

He m. Apl. 1, 1752, ANN, b. Nov. 5, 1731. May 5, 1771, the 



spring after her husband's death, she joined the church in R. by pro- 
fession, and had Olive and Samuel bap. Aug. 21, 1776, she received 
a letter to the church in Bethel, and m. Aug. 28, 1776, JACHIN 
BENEDICT of that village [449 A]. She d. July 24, 1788. at R. 


652 Noah, b. Mcb. 24, 1753. 
A Abigail, b. July 22, 1754, d. May, 1813. She m. July 7, 1774, Ben- 

ajah Hoyt, of Bethel ; removed to Ohio about 1800. 
B Sarah, b. Mcb. 27, 1756, d. Jan. 30, 1819. She m. Nov. 8, 1774, 

Benjamin Andrus, of Danbury. June 26, 1788, she was the wife 

of Elias Taylor, of Warren, Ct. 
C Ann; b. Nov. 7, 1757, d. Oct., 1827.' She m. Dec. 7, 1778, Ebenezer 

Bailey; lived in Danbury. 


Clary, b. May 27, 1779.— Lucy, b. Apl. 2, 1782.— Zoe, b. July 13, 
1784.— Lydia, b. June 11, 1788.— Noah Starr, b. July 16, 1790. 
667 Peter, b. Nov. 1, 1759. 
684 Platt, b. July 29, 1761. 

D Hannah, b. June 29, 1763, d. Feb., 1828. Sbe m. Nov. 7, 1782, 
Eleazer Taylor; lived in Ridgebury, and had Jobn, Lucinda, 
Anna, Abigail, Elizabeth, Salmon, Noah, Starr. 

E Eunice, b. Aug., 1765, d. May, 1813. She m. Nov. 7, 1782, Eleazer 
Curtis of Kent ; removed to Nova Scotia. 

F Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1767, m. Oct. 17, 1784, Matthew Barnum, Jr. 


Tirze, b. Sept. 5, 1785.— Molly, b. Nov. 16, 1787.— Luis, b. May 
30, 1788.— Platt, b. Nov. 19, 1790.— Anna, b. Aug. 26, 1792. 

G Olive, b. July 11, 1769, d. Dec. 2, 1833. She m. (1st) Porter; 

m. (2d) Oct, 30, 1796, Caleb, son of Daniel and Abigail (Smith) 
Rockwell, b. Oct. 13, 1765, in Ridgefield ; removed to western New 
York; and had — Harriet, Daniel Starr, Ralph, Bryan Titus. 
690 Samuel, b. Apl. 1, 1771. 


NOAH STARR, — son of Samuel 651, Samuel 650. Josiah 391. 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Mch. 24, 1753, in Ridgebury parish, 
Ridgefield, Ct., where he spent his short life, and d. Jan. 6, 1782, 
of small-pox; m. Aug. 11, 1773, SARAH, dau. of John and Sarah 
(Northrop) KEELER, of R., b. July 23, 1751. After her hus- 
band's death she removed with her children to Charleton, Sar. Co., 
N. Y.; and d. Nov. 28, 1836, at Pavilion, N. Y. 


A Sarah, b. Jan. 25, 1774, d. Nov. 30, 1814. She m. Dec. 15, 1794, 
Stephen, son of Silas and Sarah (Reynolds) Titus, b. 1772, in 
Dutchess Co. ; res. Wolcott, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; d. Sept. 4, 1814. 




Anna, b. Sept, 17, 1795, d. Sept. 29, 1796.— Tamina, b. Mch. 8, 
1796, d. Mch. 8, 1797.— Polly, b. Jan. 6, 1798.— Starr and Abial, 
b. Oct. 21, 1801; Starr, d. Mch. 8, 1860, at Henrietta, Wis.— 
Ira C, b. Oct. 1, 1803.— Lewis, b. Sept. 12, 1805.— Sarah, b. June 
18, 1807.— Pruda A., b. June 10, 1809, d. Aug. 4, 1822.— Silas, b. 
May 31, 1811.— Jonathan, b. May 31, 1813, d. Oct. 25, 1813. 
653 Keeler, b. Nov. 18, 1775. 
B Anna, b. Dec. 4, 1777, d. Sept. 26, 1822. She m. Feb. 27, 1798, 
Riggs, son of Henry and Sarah (Scott) Hawley, b. June 15, 1776, 
in Huntington, Ct. ; went to Sar. Co., N. Y. ; m., and settled in 
Augusta, Oneida Co. , then a wilderness ; cleared up the farm now 
occupied by his dau., Mrs. King. He d. Oct. 17, 1848. 


Henry Lewis, b. June 24, 1801, d. Mch. 12, 1866.— Sally R., b. 

Feb. 26, 1807, m. King.— Arze A., b. May 4, 1817, rn. 

658 Samuel, b. Aug. 4, 1780. 
663 NoAH,.b. June 22, 1782. 


KEELER STARR,— son of Noah 652, Samuel 651, Samuel 
650, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1. — b. Nov. 18, L775, in 
Ridgefield, Ct.; removed to Oneida Co., N. Y.; thence in 1815 to 
Pavilion, G-enesee Co.; farmer and hotel keeper; served in the war 
of 1812; deacon in the Pres. church; d. July 8, 1826, at Castile, 
N. Y.— He m. Sept. 31, 1800, MERCY, dau. of Cyrenius and 
Sarah [Wilson) HAMLIN, b. May 6, 1781, at Lenox, Mass., d. 
Oct. 21, 1859, at her daughter's in Centre ville, Mich. 


A Clarissa, b. Aug. 12, 1802, unm'd. 

B Almira, b. Apl. 1; 1804, at Verona, m. Jan. 18, 1843, Edmund Car- 
ter, son of Ayres and Sarah (Carter) White; mechanic and farmer, 
d. Dec. 8, 1859, at their res. in Centreville, Mich. His widow is 
living at Bemus Point, N. Y. 


Virtus Genevieve, b. Sept, 5, 1843, m. Merrit; res. B. P. — 

Albert Hazen, b. May 7, 1848; res. Kalamazoo, Mich. 
C Ann Eliza, b. July 31, 1806, at Augusta, d. July 3, 1869. She m. 
Aug. 29, 1826, Col. John Newell, son of Ulysses and Lucina 
(Newell) Hurlburt, b. May 12, 1804, at W. Stockbridge, Mass. ; 
farmer; res. York, Liv. Co., N. Y. 


John Newell, b. Nov. 17, 1829, d. Sept, 6, 1853, of yellow fever, 
at Galveston, Tex.— Geo. Mortimer, b. Feb. 4, 1831, d. Feb. 4, 

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1872, at Chicago.— Helen Maria, b. Apl. 17, 1833.— Louise A., b. 
Jan. 30, 1835.— Harriet Camilla, b. Feb. 12, 1837, d. Aug. 25, 
1838.— Charles Allen, b. Jan. 19, 1839; res. Chicago.— Sarah. 
Augusta, b. Apl. 3, 1841, d. Aug. 2, 1842. 

654 Orrin, b. Mch. 27, 1809. 

655 Calvin Hawley, b. Mch. 4, 1812. 

656 Harvey Hamlin, b. Dec. 27, 1814. 

D Harriet Louisa, b. Oct. 16, 1817, at Vernon. She m. Dec. 19, 
1839, Erasmus Darwin, son of John Thos. and Catharine {Bruyn) 
Montrose, b. Oct. 22, 1814, at Montgomery, 1ST. Y. ; farmer; res. 
Rockford, Iowa. 


Henry Watson, b. Dec. 27, 1840. — Catharine Bruyn, b. Aug. 13, 

1843, m. Porter.— Mary Emily, b. Oct. 27, 1845, m. 

Tape.— Marion Mar, b. Dec. 22, 1847, m. Dec. 25, 1873, Rus- 
sell. — Adeline Starr, b. Jan. 22, 1849. — Lucy Richmond, b. May 
8, 1854.— Sarah Alice, b. Mch. 28, 1861. 
E Betsey Jane, b. Mch. 13, 182,0, at P., m. Apl. 6, 1843, Delos White, 
son of Edmond and Sarah (Mott) Gould, b. Mch. 21, 1814, at Mid- 
dleburgh, N. Y. ; hotel keeper; Baptist; res. Raymond Station; 


Henry Darius, b. Apl. 8, .1844, at Warsaw, K Y., m. Sept, 21, 
1868, Mrs. Sarah Reynolds, and have a son William. 
George Eugene, b. at Perry, N. Y. 
F Mary Adeline, b. June 29, 1822, at P., m. Feb. 2, 1854, Dr. John 
Boyd, son of John and Jenny Linn {Boyd) Dickey, b. Mch. 17, 
1816, at Francestown, N. H. ; for many years a practicing physi- 
cian in Centreville, Mich., highly respected and beloved; d. of 
consumption May 27, 1862. A daughter, 
Jennie Starr Dickey, b. Apl. 14, 1860. 

657 Henry Keeler, b. June 3, 1825. 


ORRIN STARR,— son of Keeler 653,— b. Mch. 27, 1809, at 
Augusta, N. Y.; lived in Genesee Co.- settled at Kalamazoo, Mich., 
in 1851; a produce dealer; has filled various local offices; Epis. ; 
m. Aug. 26, 1834, MARY ANN, dau. of Aaron T. and Eunice 
(Boynton) DANIELS, b. Oct. 7, 1812, at Westmoreland, N. H. 


A Mary Jane, b. June 15, 1835 ; unm'd. 

B Sarah Imogene, b. June 18, 1837, in. Oct. 25, 1854, Byron, son of 
Hiram and Betsey (Macy) Arnold, b. May 9, 1834, at Watertown, 
N. Y. ; has an insurance agency in Kalamazoo. A son, 
William Gushing Arnold, b. Nov. 6, 1857. 


D ANBURY FAMILY— 655, 656. 


CALVIN HAWLEY STARR,— sod of Keeler 653,— b. Mch. 
6, 1812, at Augusta, N. Y.; acquired his education in a log school- 
house in Genesee Co.; then clerk in a store, and afterward sold 
goods on his own account in Mount Morris, N. Y.; about 1887 
removed to Mich., and settled at Centreville; farmer; Dutch 
Reformed. Hem. Aug. 28, 1838, HARRIET ADELIA, dau. of 
Eli and Ruth (Hurd) LAKE, b. Apl. 10, 1821, at Mt. Morris. 


A Eli Lake, b. Dee. 28, 1839; enlisted in the service of his countiy 
May, 1861, in Co. A, 4th Reg't Mich. Vols. ; was in the first battle 
of Bull Run, and in the seven days battles under Gen. McClellan; 
was shot in the forehead and d. instantly at Malvern Hill, July 1, 
1862. A local newspaper says: "No one who knew young Starr 
can question the motive that induced him to give up the quiet 
an.d comfort of an opulent home to meet the toils, privations, and 
dangers incident to a soldier's life. The love of country was his 
highest and only motive. A comrade, in communicating the sad 
news, says, 'Foremost and in front, he fell, bravely fighting to the 
last — and his comrades loved him.' " 

B Henry Hamlin, b. July 13, 1842; a merchant in his native town of 
Centreville, Mich. ; d. Feb. 4, 1874. He m. Oct. 13, 1866, Rose- 
lyn Sarah, dau. of John W. and Adaline (Ketcham) Talbot, b. 
Oct. 13, 1844, at C. children. 
C Josephine Talbot Starr, b. Mch. 27, 1872. 
D Blanche Lake Starr, b. Nov. 12, 1873. 

+ Harriet Amelia, b. Dec. 17, 1845, d. Feb. 12, 1846. 

E Harriet Amelia, b. Dec. 17, 1847, m. Feb. 3, 1868, Maj. Theodore, 
son of Isaac and Sarah R. (Sutplien) Ketcham, b. Mch. 25, 1837, 
at Centreville; served in the civil war as major. A son, 
Julian Starr Ketcham, b. Nov. 17, 1870, d. Jan. 10, 1871. 

F Charles Lake, b. Mch. 20, 1853. 

G Fanny Ellen, b. Oct. 31, 1868. 


HARVEY HAMLIN STARR,— son of Keeler 653,— b. Dec. 
27, 1814, at Vernon, N. Y.; in 1835 went to Kalamazoo, Mich.; 
thence in 1847 to Columbus, Wis., where he d. Aug. 21, 1855. A 
local paper says, " He was a man of strict integrity, beloved by all 
who knew him, and in his death the community has lost one of 
its best members." Parmer; Universalist. — He m. Oct. 6, 1839, 
ELIZABETH, dau. of James and Margaret (Smith) PRATT, b. 
Jan. 2, 1819, in England. 

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A Mblvin James, b. May 21, 1843; a farmer in Osage, Iowa, 
B Frank Harvey, b. Apl. 14, 1848; living in Osage, la. 
Elizabeth 0., b. Feb. 21, 1853; living in Osage, la. 


HENRY KEELER STARR —son of Keeler 653,— b. June 3, 
1825, at Castile, N. Y. ; was in the mercantile business at LeRoy 
from 1841 to 1864; removed to Chicago in 1869; was burned out 
in the great fire Oct. 9, 1871, and lost heavily; in Jan., 1875, 
removed to Sherman, Tex.; tradesman, and proprietor of the 
"Steam Cracker Co."; Episcopal. — He m. Dec, 9, 1845, MAR- 
THA A., dau. of Lucius and Elizabeth (Crossman) PARKS, b. 
Apl. 3, 1829, at LeRoy, N. Y. 


A Arabella Caroline, 1). Oct. 20, 1846, m. Jan. 15, 1865, Gordon 

Young, son of Daniel and Mary Thomas (Young) Gray, b. Mch. 

22, 1842, at Marshall, Mich.; a lawyer; res. Sherman, Texas. A 


Mary Elizabeth Gray, b. Nov. 8, 1871. 
B Lucius Parks, b. Sept, 18, 1848; living in Chicago. 
C Harry Gordon, b. June 16, 1869. 


SAMUEL STARR,— son of Noah 652, Samuel 651, Samuel 
650, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Aug. 4, 1780, in 
Ridgefield, Conn. While young, his widowed mother took the 
family to Charleton, Saratoga Co., N. Y., where he married, and 
settled in Augusta; thence in 1823 to Perrysburgh, Cattaraugus 
Co.; served three months in the war of 1812, and discharged 
Nov., 1814, at Sackett's Harbor; an honored citizen; Town Clerk 
and Justice for several years; farmer; Presbyterian; d. Feb. 23, 
1856; buried with his wife and son on the farm. — He m. Jan. 1, 
1801, CATHARINE, dau. of Sawyer and Deborah (Knapp) 
WRIGHT, b. May 10, 1783, at Sandy Hill, N. Y., d. Apl. 7, 1848. 


659 Noah, 1). Oct. 21, 1801. 
A Deborah, b. May 21, 1803, at A., d. Oct. 7, 1869, at Lyons, N. Y. 
She m. Jan. 19, 1823, Franklin, son of William and Mehitable 
(Bidlac) Patrick, b. at Levanna, N. Y. ; farmer; now in Birming- 

Sophia Catharine, b. Oct. 28, 1823.— Sarah, b. July 19, 1827, d 
56 ( 433 ) 


May 30, 1832.— Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1828, m. May 10, 1850; 6 chil- 
dren.— Abigail, b. Nov. 11, 1829, d. May 30, 1831. 
B Sally, b. May 13, 1805, at A. ; m. Sept. 28, 1828, Cornelius Gifford, 
son of Duncan and Abigail (Gifforcl) Shaw, b. June 3, 1805, at 
Summer Hill, N. Y. ; a carpenter; lived in Toledo, O. ; was High 
Sheriff of the county for six years ; died of cholera, Aug. 24, 185 1 , 
on the Isthmus, 7 miles from Panama, returning from Cal. 


Helen, b. July 15, 1829, d. Feb. 6, 1837.— Sarah, b. Oct. 6, d. 8, 
1831.— Duncan, b. Dec. 3, 1832, m. Nov. 23, 1862; 2 children.— 
George, b. May 27, d. Dec. 31, 1835.— Arthur, b. Oct. 3, 1837, d. 
Oct. 3, 1838.— Harriette, b. Dec. 28, 1840, m. Oct. 5, 1856; 4 chil- 
dren. — Jennie, b. Oct. 4, 1845, m. June 26, 1866; 3 children. 
660 Orville, b. July 25, 1807. 

C John, b. Apl. 25, 1809, in A. ; blacksmith; settled near Fort Wayne, 
Incl. ; d. Aug. 28, 1834, 18 clays after his marriage Aug. 10, 1834, 
with Paulina, dau. of John Clark. 
662 William Bond, b. Sept. 20, 1810. 

D Ezra, b. Sept, 26, 1812, d. Oct. 14, 1834, unm'd. 

E Samuel Edwin, b. May 15, 1817, d. Aug. 14, 1838, unm'd. 

F Maria Catharine, b. Dec. 3, 1820, d. Oct. 12, 1859, unm'd. 

G Anna Mary, b. Jan. 22, 1827, at P., d. Mch. 6, 1864, at Toledo, O. 
She m. Sept. 28, 1851, Henry Adam, son of Adam and Eliza 
(Bond) Fink, b. Aug., 1826. He m. again, and removed from T. 


Frances Anna, b. June 24, 1852.— Henry Edwin, b. Mch. 10, 1854. 
— Didy Dumont, b. July 31, 1856.— Arthur, b. Oct. 18, 1858, d. 
Sept., I860.— William Starr, b. Sept. 21, I860.— Bessie, b. Jan. 4, 
1862, d. Mch. 2, 1864.— Freddie, b. Feb. 19, 1864, d. July 13, 1864. 


NOAH STARR,— son of Samuel 658, Noah 652, Samuel 651, 
Samuel 650, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Oct. 21, 
1801, at Charleton, Sar. Co.; in May, 1829, removed to Cattarau- 
gus Co., N. Y.; lived in Perrysburgh, Cadiz, Otto, and Ellicotts- 
ville, where, after a few days' illness, he d. Jan. 21, 1879. He was 
much interested in this history from the beginning, watched its 
progress, and anxiously awaited its completion. The compiler 
received a kind and urgent invitation to attend his "golden wed- 
ding," Dec. 31, 1878, which he was reluctantly obliged to decline. 
The Cattaraugus Union says, "At his golden wedding he was in the 
enjoyment of an unusual degree of health and mental vigor. He 
commenced life with only energy and perseverence for his capital, 
and battled with a, stout heart against the trials and privations 



which were the fate of pioneers. He was an honest and conscien. 
tious man, and throughout his long and useful career was esteemed 
and honored for his rugged integrity and kind and worthy traits 
of character." 

He m. Dec. 31, 1828, POLLY, dau. of Russell and Hepsibah 
(Pearl) DeWOLF, b. June 8, 1810, at A. 


A Morris Pearl, b. Oct. 31, 1829, at P., d. Oct, 17, 1851, at O., unm'd. 
B Harriet Hepsibah, b. Sept. 15, 1831, d. Feb. 3, 1857. She m. Men. 

6, 1853, Enos, son of Levi and Lanie (Vosburgh) Eddy, b. Jan. 13, 

1826, at Mansfield, N. Y. ; farmer; res. Humphrey, N. Y. A son, 

Morris Levi Eddy, b. Feb. 3, 1857. 
C Laura Adeline, b. Oct. 11, 1834, at P., m. Nov. 28, 1854, Gideon,. 

son of Arza and Anna (Wood) Searl, b. Sept. 8, 1830, at Great 

Valley, N. Y. ; farmer in Ellicottsville. 


Stephen Wood. b. Aug. 8, 1858, d. Dec. 19, 1862.— Riley Starr, b. 
Mch. 6, 1864, d. Dec. 29, 1865.— Frank Graham, b. Sept. 8, 1868. 

D Riggs Hawley Noah, b. Dec. 9; 1836, at P.; farmer; res. Hinsdale, 
N. Y. ; m. Feb. 22, 1864, Ellen, dau. of Selah and Hannah 
(McGlure) Burlingame, b. Dec. 25, 1843', at Franklinville, K Y. 
A daughter, 
E Blanche Starr, b. Dec. 6, 1866. 

F Helen Sophronia, b. Aug. 31, 1838, m. Apl. 22, 1863, Christopher 
Columbus, son of Samuel Austin and Lucinda (Beach) Crosby, b. 
Apl. 9, 1826, at Bergen, N. Y. ; farmer and carpenter; res. Frank- 
linville, N. Y. A daughter, 
Carrie Crosby, b. Mch. 19, 1864. 

+ Riley Shepard, b. Dec. 23, 1841, d. Sept, 9, 1844, at P. 

G Riley Lemuel, b Oct, 6, 1844, at P. ; farmer; res. Hinsdale, 1ST. Y. ; 
m. Dec. 17, 1867, Maria, dau. of Hiram W. and Caroline (Bur- 
lingame) McClure, b. July 12, 1842, at Cadiz, N. Y. ; no children. 

H Horace Pearl, b Mch. 4, 1850, at O. ; blacksmith and farmer; res. 
Ellicottsville, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 10, 1873, Delta Aletta; clau. of 
Aaron Lorenzo and Lucy Ermina (McNall) Skinner, b. Oct. 15, 
1849, at Franklinville. She d. Oct. 2, 1875; no children. 


ORVILLE STARR,— son of Samuel 658, Noah 652, Samuel 

651, Samuel 650, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. July 

25, 1807, at Augusta, Oneida Co.; removed to Catts. Co.; lived 

at Dayton, Perrysburgh, and Gowanda, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 10, 

1868; farmer. He m. Oct. 7, 1832, MINERVA, dau. of David 

and Phebe (Isbell) COBURN, b. Feb. 17, 1807, at New Lisbon, 

N. Y.; d. Aug. 24, 1873. 


DANBURY BRANCH— 661, 662. 


A Phebe Catharine, b. Jan. 15, 1884, m. (1st) May 16, 1856, Joy 

Bailey; a farmer at Dayton. After his death she m. July 26, 

1859, Porter Millhollen, and had Orrille Henry. She was divorced 

in 1869, and m. (3d) Marion Chaffee, a jeweler in Gowanda, N. Y. 

661 John Sawyer, b. May 16, 1837. 

B Helen, b. Aug. 13, 1847, at D. ; m. Oct, 15, 1873, William, son of 
James and Mary Maria (Ri/dd) Morrison, b. June 28, 1845, at So. 
Walliugford, Vt. ; blacksmith ; res. Versailles, N. Y. 

06 1 - 

JOHN SAWYER STARR,— son of Orville 660,— b. May 16, 
1837, at Dayton; settled in 1859 at Versailles, N. Y. ; of the firm 
of Starr & Pettit, manufacturers and wholesale dealers in drugs: 
m. Sept. 22, 1860, LYDIA' OLIVE, dau. of Amplias and Olive 
(Cramer) BEALS (parents formerly of Rutland Co., Vt.). b. June 
15, 1835, at Moira, N. Y. 


A Jessie, 1). July 5, 1861. 

B Tilly John, b. Feb. 9, 1863. 


WILLIAM BOND STARR, -son of Samuel 658,— b. Sept. 20, 
1810, at Augusta, N. Y. ; in 1860 emigrated to 111.; settled at 
Clintonville, Kane Co. ; farmer; m. Mcli. 1, 1835, SALLY 
MARIA, dau. of Rensselaer and Lydia (Stewart) BAILEY, b. 
Apl. 8, 1813, at Stephentown, N. Y.; d. Oct. 4, 1872. 


A Ezra Marion, b. June 23, 1836, at A. ; settled at Elgin, 111., farmer; 
m. Jan. 7, 1863, Jane Clarissa, dau. of Virgil Bishop and Lucy 
Tyler (Williams) Boole, b. Oct. 31, 1844, at E. 


+ Lucy Eliza Starr, b. Dec. 11, 1864, d. Sept. 1, 1867. 
B Gertrude Marion Starr, b. Jan. 15, 1866. 
C Chester Booue Starr, b. Dec. 20, 1868. 
+ Millard Fisk Starr, b. Mch. 26, 1871, d. Sept. 15, 1872. 
D William Albert, b. Nov. 15, 1842; farmer in Kansas. 
+ Arthur Timothy, b. Nov. 4, 1844, d. Nov. 8, 1852. 
E Millard Fillmore, b. Feb. 13, 1849, m. Mch. 16, 1875, Nellie 
Lenora, dau. of Geo. P. and Mary (Barton) Marshall, b. May 
4, 1855, at Elgin; res. Camp ton, Kane Co., 111. ; farmer. 
F Lydia Catharine, b. Jan. 15, 1851, at A. ; m. Apl. 26, 1871, Frank 
Pomeroy, son of Charles Levy and Percy Keys (Williams) Shep- 
herd, b. Apl. 29, 1841, at Buffalo Grove, 111.; tinner; res. Rock- 
ford, 111. ; enlisted in the service of his country June 4, 1861, Co. 



K, 19th Reg't 111. Vols. ; was prisoner at Andersonville for 19 
months ; dis. May 30, 1865. 


Grace Percy, b. Jan. 22, 1872.— Frank Starr, b. Aug. 20, 1873. 


NOAH STARR,— son of Noah 652, Samuel 651, Samuel 650, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. June 22, 1782, in Ridge- 
field, Ct. : left fatherless at the age of two years. His widowed 
mother, with her children, removed to Sar. Co., N. Y. He lived 
in Onondaga and Cayuga Co's; in Feb., 1818, settled at Pavilion, 
Genesee Co. ; d. Aug. 27, 1865; farmer; Universalist. He served 
in the war of 1812, in command of a Co. at Buffalo, that crossed 
the Niagara river from Black Rock, and was in the battle of 
Queenstown Oct. 1.3, 1812. He m. (1st) Nov. 9, 1801, ALFLEDA 
FULLER, b. Sept. 3, 1785, at Onondaga, d. Sept. 15, 1808, leav- 
ing three children; m. (2d) MAHEPSABLE MOSES. She lived 
about two years, and left one dau. ; m. (3d) SUSAN FOX (di- 
vorced); m. (4th) Sept. 12, 1819, POLLY, dau. of William and 
Martha (Workman) GROSSMAN, b. Jan. 26, 1795, in Penn. 


664 Samuel, b. Sept. 12, 1802. 

665 Riiel, b. Dec. 22, 1803. 

A Alfleda, b. Feb. 15, 1808, at O. ; m. Jan. 26, 1832, Harvey, son of 
Luke and Hannah (WiUcutt) Keith, b. Men. 13, 1807; carpenter; 
d. Apl. 8, 1851, at (4alesburgh, Mich. 


James Oscar, b. Nov. 14, 1832. — Frances Catharine, b. Aug. 16, 
1838.— Harvey Gifford, b. May 17, 1841, d. July 2, 1861.— Ruel 
Starr, b. Men. 6, 1844, d. Apl., 1844. 


B Fanny, b. Nov. 13, 1810, d. Dee. 18, 1864, at Crown Point, Ind. 
She in. Hiram Kingsbury. They had 
George, living in Iowa, — Pleides, d. Api., 1868. 


666 Orson, b. June 5, 1820. 

C Alonzo, b. Jan. 28, 1822, m. Oct. 14, 1852, Ruby, dau. of Lyman 
and Ruby (Temple) Wallace, b. Dee. 12, 1828, at Pavilion, N. Y. 
He settled at Winamac, Ind. ; High Sheriff of the Co. 

D Loyal, b. Jan. 26, 1824, m. Lydia Sprag-ue; res. unknown. 

E Emeline, b. Mch. 23, 1826, m. Samuel Gorton; res. Le Roy, N. Y. 

F Benjamin, b. Mch. 31, 1828, m. Catharine Paine; res. Cal. 

G Mansfield, b. Aug. 21, 1830, m. Ella Piiilups, and d. Oct. 24, 
1872, at P. 



H Carlos Don, b. Apl. 8, 1833; res. unknown. 

1 Julia, b. Mch. 29, 1835, at P., m. Dec. 12, 1860, Theodore, son of 
Robert and Margaret (Barnard) Henry, b. Feb. J 2, 1837, in New 
York ; farmer in Pavilion, N. Y. 


Cora Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1861, d. Mch. 5, 1863.— George Robert, 
b. Oct. 11, 1862.— Hattie Starr, b. Sept. 19, 1865.— Emma, b. 
May 21, 1870. 
J Jasper, b. Sept. 18, 1838, at P., where he still resides- farmer; m. 
Dec. 18, 1866, Lydia Jane, dau. of Drayton Daniel and Lydia 
( Wheelock) Bartholomew, b. July 6, 1845, at P. 


K Harriet Emeline Starr, b. Oct. 4, 1867. 
+ Mary Frances Starr, b. Feb. 1, 1869, d. Apl. 16, 1872. 
L Earle Drayton Starr, b. Jan. 31, 1874. 
M George Noah, b. Aug. 17, 1840, at P. ; a farmer in his native town; 
Universalist ; m. Jan. 31, 1867, Jennie, dau. of John and Mary 
(Sprague) Nobles, b. Nov. 14, 1844, at P. 


N Henry Noah Starr, b. Jan. 16, 1868. 
O Jasper Clyde Starr, b. Jan. 13, 1869. 


SAMUEL STARR --son of Noah 663,— b. Sept. 12, 1802, at 
Montezuma; farmer; settled at Pavilion, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 9, 1868. 
He m. Dec. 26, 1825, POLLY, dau. of Marshall and Sally 
{Eddy) SMEAD, b. Jan. 29, 1808, at Scipio, N. Y. 


A Ellen Marion, b. Oct. 28, 1827, m. Oct. 28, 1847, Charles William 
Grove, son of John and Polly (Sprague) Nobles, b. Apl. 10, 1825, 
at P. ; miller ; res. Perry, N. Y. 


Marshall Smead, b. Oct. 15, 1849.— Mortimer Starr, b. May 28, 
1851, cl. Dec. 28, 1863.— Henry John, b. July 1, 1854. 
B Emma Louisa, b. June 11, 1831, m. Jan. 26, 1854, Austin, son of 
Obadiah and Phebe (Guslwnan) Walker, b. June 22, 1824, at Beth- 
' any, N. Y. ; speculator ; res. Niles, Mich. 


Samuel Starr, b. Nov. 6, 1855.— Ellen Polly, b. Sept. 14, I860.— 
Minnie Starr, b. Apl. 9, 1863.— Mary Emma, b. Aug. 14, 1865. 
C Marshall Smead, b. July 26, 1836; removed Mch. 10, 1869, to 
Ypsilanti, Mich.; speculator; m. Mch. 4, 1861, Amelia Sophia, 
dau. of Rev. Henry Bancroft and Amelia Sarah (J)ix) Ewell, b. 
Aug. 8, 1840, at P. ; no children. 

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RUEL STARR,— son of Noah 663, Noali 652, Samuel 651, 
Samuel 650, Josiah 391, Thomas 1, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Dec. 22, 
1803, in Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; in 1830 went to Kalamazoo, Mich., 
found a wife, and in May, 1834, settled on their beautiful farm 
about two miles east of Valparaiso, Ind. In the spring of 1850 
they removed into the town, where he d. Apl. 19, 1875. The 
local paper says of him: "He was one of the oldest and most 
prominent citizens of Porter Co. ; .... a man of great activity 
and of a more than usually vigorous intellect; was never a seeker 
after public honors, and never held any county office except that of 
commissioner, to which he was several times elected ; " . . engaged 
in farming and railroad business; Presbyterian. He m. Dec. 29, 
1833, PHEBE, dau. of Caleb and Phebe (Brownell) ELDRED, 
b. Jan. 18, 1812, in Otsego Co. . 


A Noah Wellington, b. Apl. 26, 1885; a young man of rare promise ; 
graduated in 1857 at Mich. University; was in the mercantile 
business; d. Nov. 23, 1859; unm'd. 

+ Octavius Eldred, b. Jan. 27, 1837, d. Sept. 8, 1839. 

B Augustus Adolphus, b. Jan. 28, 1839; a lawyer in Valparaiso, Ind. ; 
graduated at Mich. University in 1857; enlisted in the army; was 
1st Lieut, in 4th Ind. Battery; served two years; was in the hot- 
test part of the right at Perry ville, Ken. ; discharged on account 
of sickness; d. Aug. 11, 1873; he m. Sept. 10, 1861, Elizabeth 
Hannah, dau. of Lester and Betsey (Orton) Loomis, b. June 24, 
1840, at Laporte, Ind. ; no children. 

C Caleb Eldred, 1). July 25, 1841, d. Sept. 24, 1860. 

4- Phebe Emma, b. Nov. 22, 1845, d. Oct. 24, 1858. 

D 'Kittle Louisa, b. May 3, 1849, m. May 18, 1869, James McFarland, 
son of Robert and Susan P. (Alexander) McGill, b. June 28, 1843, 
at Erie, Penn. ; farmer at Valparaiso, Ind. 


Pearl, b. Men. 29, 1871.— Phebe Emma, b. Oct, 27, 1872. 
: 666 

ORSON STARR,— son of Noah 663,— b. June 5, 1820, at 
Pavilion, N. Y.; settled at Valparaiso, Ind.; is in the employ of 
the railroad; m. Sept. 14, 1843, JULIA MATILDA, dau. of 
Edmund and Elizabeth (French) HATCH, b. Aug. 13, 1825, in 
Medina Co., O. 

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A Celestia Estelle, b. Aug. 18, 1844, m. Feb. 3, 1868, William Henry, 
son of William S. and Sarah W. (McCarl) Vail, b. Sept. 20, 1841, 
at South Bend, Ind. ; jeweler; res. Valparaiso, Ind. ; no children. 

B Albert Eugene, b. Feb. 14, 1846, at V. ; is a dry goods merchant in his 
native town ; m. Dec. 12, 1872, Leona Elizabeth, dau. of John 
and Chloe Fidelia (HoUister) Sturtevant, b. Jan. 8, 1854, at V. 


C Eline Eugene Starr, b. Dec. 2, 1873. 
D Decatur Adelvert, b. July 5, 1849. 
+ Orson, b. Oct, 3, 1851, d. Nov. 11, 1854. 
E Wilbur Wesley, b. Nov. 16, 1856. 
+ Frank J., b. Feb. 18, 1858, d. Dec. 1, I860. 


PETER STARR,— son of Samuel 651, Samuel 650, Josiah 391, 
Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, — b. Nov. 1 [Sept. 5?], 1759; lived in 
Ridgefiekl, Ridgebury parish; d. Apl. IB, 1812, and buried in the 
cemetery at Mill Plain, about three miles west of Danbury center. 
His wife DEBORAH (Smith or Weed?) d. May 6, 1812, ec 51. 
The following is from a record of the members of the Methodist 
church of Danbury: "Deborah Starr was exemplary and pious in 
her life, and, though called a few days before her death to part 
for ever with her husband on the shores of mortality, yet with 
religious contentment, bore the affliction, and patiently waited 
until her change, which was in the spring of 1812." 


668 Smith, b. Oct. 3, 1784. 
673 Rory, b. July 22, 1786. 
A Anna, b. June 29, 1788, d. July 20, 1844. She m. Abraham, son of 

Joseph and (Keeler) Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1781, in Danbury; 

removed in 1810 to Bull. Co., N. Y. ; thence, in 1825, to Clarksfield, 

O. ; d. Mch. 8, 1842. 


Smith Starr, b. May 31, 1807, in Danbury; m. (1st) Mary Starr 
[668 A] ; m. (2d) Anna Richardson, and removed to Johnson Co. , 
Iowa, where he d. March 13, 1859. 
Pamelia, b. July 3, 1809, d. Sept. 13, 1817. 

Erastus, b. Sept. 12, 1810, m. Mch. 19, 1867, Mrs. Eliza Parker; 
res. Norwalk, O., since 1829. 

Peter Starr, b. Dec. 22, 1812, m. (1st) Dec, 1834, Lucy Stiles; m. 
(2d) 1837, Alice Knapp; res. Iowa Falls, Iowa. 
Deborah, b. Nov. 9, 1814, m. Dec. 15, 1831, Edward E. Husted, 
who d. Dec. 24, 1878, in Norwalk, O. 



Lydia, b. Feb. 1, 1817, m. Nov. 15, 1835, Henry S. Barnes; res. 


Pamelia, b. Mch. 8, 1819, m. 1837, William Squire, who d. May 5, 

1867, in Grinnell, Iowa. 

Sarah, b. Mch. 22, 1821, d. Mch. 9, 1858. She m. 1837, Hoyt 

Husted, who d. 1863, in Clarksfleld. 

Samuel D., b. Dec, 15, 1823, m. (1st) Oct. 12, 1846, Mary Scott; 

m. (2d) Dec. 2, 1870, Mrs. Anna Husted; res. Clarksfleld. 

Hiram H., b. May 25, 1827, m. 1848, Jane Rogers; res. Emporia, 


Orlando, b. Feb. 5, 1829, d. Mch. 21, 1829. 

Harriet, b. Dec. 15, 1831, d. June 3, 1837. 
676 Harry, b. July 26, 1795. 
682 Orlando, b. Sept. 5, 1804. 


SMITH STARR,— son of Peter 667, Samuel 651, Samuel 650, 
Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,— b. Oct. 23, 1784, in Ridge- 
field, Ct. ; in the fall of 1817 he and Simeon Hoyt, with their fam- 
ilies, emigrated to Clarksfleld, Huron Co., 0. They made the 
journey in about seven weeks, in a wagon drawn by two pair of oxen. 
He built a log house, had his family comfortably settled therein 
before winter, and commenced clearing the land. The nearest 
neighbor was four miles distant, plenty of Indians, and for three 
months the wife saw the face of a white woman but once; provis- 
ions were scarce; no roads. He worked at his trade of shoemak- 
ing, and brought the leather on his back from the nearest tannery, 
30 miles distant; afterward lost his shop and tools by fire, when 
he built and run the first saw-mill in the township. He was a 
prominent public citizen, — a man of kind heart, greatly beloved; 
supervisor, appraiser, for nine years Justice of the Peace, and the 
first postmaster, which position he held for 20 years; d. July 13, 
1856. He m. July 28, 1805, JOANNA, dau. of Bract and Anna 
(Wildman) KNAPP, b. Dec. 3, 1783, at Miry Brook, Danbury; d. 
Dec. 16, 1846. 


669 John Taylor, b. Oct. 31, 1806. 
A Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1808, at R., d. June 7, 1853, at Clarksfleld, O. 
She m. Apl. 5, 1829, her cousin, Smith Starr Gray [667 A]. 

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Harriet Eliza, b. Mch. 10, 1837. After a lingering illness she lost 
the use of her limbs, and never walked after she was 12 years old. 
Tenderly beloved by all who knew her, she bore her trials with 
Christian patience, and rested Apl. 28, 1860. 

Mary Anna, b. Aug. 20, 1846, m. Jan. 1, 1873, Melville Dean; 
res. Galena, 111. 

671 Rort, b. Aug. 31, 1810. 

672 Peter, b. Aug. 7, 1812. 

B Deborah Ann, b. Mch. 14, 1816; unm'd; school teacher, and mem- 
ber of the Methodist church for over 40 years. 

C Smith, b. Sept. 12, 1823, d. Sept. 7, 1848, the result of an accident in 
the saw-mill by which his back was broken. He survived four 
mos. ; unm'd. 

D William Knapp, b. Jan. 16, 1825, at Clarksfield; a farmer in his 
native town; enlisted Sept. 13, 1861, Co. D, 55th Reg't O. Vols. ; 
dis. Dec. 31, 1863; re-enlisted veteran Jan. 1, 1864; wounded at 
the battle of Gettysburgh; discharged July 20, 1865. He m. Oct. 
26, 1848, Jane, dau. of Joseph Campbell and Sarah Wood (Dewey) 
Arnold, b. May 4, 1826, at Geneva, O. Marty thanks to this kind 
lady for the great assistance rendered in collecting the record so com- 
plete of the Clarksfield family; no children. 


JOHN TAYLOR STARR,— son of Smith 668,— b. Oct. 31, 
1806, in Danbury, Ct. ; was 10 years old when the family removed 
to Clarksfield, O. April 8, 1857, he started with his family for 
Kansas, a ten days' journey; bought a farm of 160 acres in Bald- 
win City, Douglas Co., and settled thereon; constable 4 years, and 
clerk of the township 2 years, in O. ; the year after his arrival in 
Kansas was elected chairman of the Board of Supervisors; in 1865 
Trustee, having the charge of all township affairs; and in 1867 
county assessor, which important offices be held until April, 1873; 
Methodist. — He m. (1st) Dec. 4, 1831, ORTENAY, dau. of 
Daniel and Hannah (Waldron) BILLS, b. Mch. 29, 1813, in 
N. Y., d. Aug. 6, 1841; m. (2d) Mch. 23, 1842, AMANDA, dau. 
of Joseph and Louisa (Wilcox) FERRY, b. June 26, 1816, in 

Norfolk, Ct. 

CHILDREN by first wife. 

A Melissa Jane, b. July 27, 1833, m. Apl. 18, 1854, Henry Edwin, son 
of Levi Munson and Ann Eliza (Vanderhoof) Bodwell, b. July 12, 
1831, at C. ; merchant in Baldwin City, Kan. 


Ida, b. Apl. 10, 1855, d. Dec. 18, 1865.— John Taylor, b. May 14, 

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B Lucy, b. June 28, 1835, m. Oct. 29, 1862, Levi Barnum, son of Levi 
Munson and Ann Eliza (Vanderhoof) Bodwell, b. Feb. 18, 1837, 
in Clarksfield; farmer in Douglas Co., Kan. 


Sadie Deborah, b. Nov. 14, 1873.— Edwin Everett, b. Mcb. 5, 
C Louisa, b. Sept. 17, 1837, m. Nov. 20, 1857, James Henry, son of 
Eli and Mary Eunice (Soule) Biggs, b. Oct. 22, 1830, in N. Y. ; 
farmer in Palmyra, Kan. 


William, b. Jan. 20, 1858.— Albert, b. Feb. 2, I860.— Cora, b. Apl. 

11, 1862.— Charles, b. Mch. 18, 1864.— Smith Starr, b. Feb. 14, 

1874, d. Feb. 28, 1875. 
D Theodora, b. Sept, 25, 1839, d