Isaiah Starr

M, b. 23 October 1848, d. 24 November 1936
     Isaiah Starr was born on 23 October 1848 at Pike Co., OH. He was the son of James Starr and Elizabeth Lee. Isaiah Starr married Ellen Jane Winterburn on 11 November 1869 at Scioto Co., OH, Ceremony by John Hill, J.P.1 Isaiah Starr died on 24 November 1936 at Pike Co., OH, at age 88.

Children of Isaiah Starr and Ellen Jane Winterburn

Citations

  1. [S150] 1880 Federal Census, Pike County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1058; FHL #1255058.

Isaiah J. Starr

M, b. 28 March 1817, d. 14 May 1881
     Isaiah J. Starr lived at Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. He was born on 28 March 1817. He was the son of Moses Starr and Rachel Pennington. Isaiah J. Starr married Margaret J. Brackin on 19 December 1838. Isaiah J. Starr died on 14 May 1881 at Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE, at age 64.

Children of Isaiah J. Starr and Margaret J. Brackin

Issam Starr1

M, b. circa 1901
     Issam Starr was born circa 1901 at Wells Co., IN.1 He was the son of Nathan Elza Starr and Mary Jane Pace.1

Citations

  1. [S3769] 1910 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 388; FHL #1374401.

Ivan Merrill Starr

M, b. 18 October 1879, d. 6 May 1920
     Ivan Merrill Starr was born on 18 October 1879. He died on 6 May 1920 at age 40.

Ivy C. Starr

F
     Ivy C. Starr was the daughter of Orin Howard Starr.

Jabez Starr

M, b. 12 December 1803, d. 23 January 1885
     Jabez Starr was born on 12 December 1803 at Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.1 He was the son of James Starr and Nancy Reddick. Jabez Starr married Jane Gregory, daughter of Patrick Gregory and Elly (?), on 15 June 1826 at Smith Twp., Belmont Co., OH. Jabez Starr died on 23 January 1885 at St. Charles, Madison Co., IA, at age 81.

Children of Jabez Starr and Jane Gregory

Citations

  1. [S1435] 1880 Federal Census, Jasper County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 346; FHL #1254346.

Jabez Benson Starr

M, b. 2 May 1842, d. 22 September 1923
     Jabez Benson Starr was born on 2 May 1842 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Jabez Starr and Jane Gregory. Jabez Benson Starr married Ellen Squires, daughter of Nehemiah Squires and Olive Fortney, on 28 December 1865. Jabez Benson Starr married Ella Rachel Potts on 24 February 1897. Jabez Benson Starr died on 22 September 1923 at Lynnville, Jasper Co., IA, at age 81.

Children of Jabez Benson Starr and Ellen Squires

Citations

  1. [S1435] 1880 Federal Census, Jasper County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 346; FHL #1254346.

Jacob Starr

M, b. 1840
     Jacob Starr was born in 1840. He was the son of Henry Starr and Ann W. Bersford.

Jacob Starr

M, b. 5 January 1778, d. 10 October 1815
     Jacob Starr married (?) Elizabeth. Jacob Starr was born on 5 January 1778. He was the son of Samuel Starr and Mary Farson. Jacob Starr died on 10 October 1815 at age 37.

Children of Jacob Starr and (?) Elizabeth

Jacob Starr

M, b. 12 March 1733/34, d. 13 November 1812
     Jacob Starr was born on 12 March 1733/34. He was the son of Isaac Starr and Margaret Lightfoot. Jacob Starr married Hannah Price on 1 March 1763 at Georges Duck Meeting. Jacob Starr died on 13 November 1812 at age 78.

Jacob Starr

M
     Jacob Starr was the son of Jacob Starr and (?) Elizabeth.

Jacob Starr1

M, b. March 1881
     Jacob Starr was born in March 1881 at Adair Co., Indian Territory (now OK).1 He was the son of James Starr and Sophronia Sawney.1

Citations

  1. [S488] 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma Territory. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1844, 1845, et al; FHL #1241844, #1241845, et al.

Jacob B. Starr1

M, b. circa 1847
     Jacob B. Starr was born circa 1847 at Harrison Co., IN.1 He was the son of David Brookhart Starr and Mary F. Argenbright.1

Citations

  1. [S448] 1850 Federal Census, Harrison County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 149.

Jacob Parvin Starr

M, b. August 1838, d. 1912
     Jacob Parvin Starr was born in August 1838 at Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of John Starr and Sarah Lightfoot Parvin. Jacob Parvin Starr married Agnes J. Sloan circa 1873.1 Occupation: Bookkeeper in 1900 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 Jacob Parvin Starr lived on 4 June 1900 at Park Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 He died in 1912.

Children of Jacob Parvin Starr and Agnes J. Sloan

Citations

  1. [S588] 1900 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1471 - 1480; FHL #1241471 - 80.

James Starr

M, b. 21 January 1757, d. 6 April 1822
     Note: FHL Film # 0875386, P. 2, states "Tradition states James Starr was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, having enlisted in Virginia. He became a Methodist minister". Occupation: Methodist minister. James Starr was born on 21 January 1757 Born in Maryland per letter of son John, or possibly Bridgewater, NJ. He was the son of Moses Starr and Anna Margarethe Quattelbaum. James Starr married Nancy Reddick at Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). James Starr died on 6 April 1822 at Smith Twp., Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH, at age 65. He was buried in April 1822 at Belmont Co., OH.

Children of James Starr and Nancy Reddick

James Starr

M, b. 28 October 1676, d. 1 March 1748/49
     Note: James and Rachel came to Pennsylvania in 1712 and settled in New Garden. Afterwards they removed to the site of Phoenixville, Pa.

James Starr was a farmer in county Cavan, Ireland, but due to the many hardships by the Quakers there, he brought his family to PA, where they could worship the way they wanted and live in peace.

James and Rachel made the long and tiresome journey with their two small children, Mary, born in 1701 and Joseph, born in 1710. They arrived in America to a vast wilderness which was inhabited only by Indians.

They presented a certificate from the Quaker Catterlough Monthly Meeting in Ireland dated 4th mo 7th day 1712 to the Newark Meeting, which was later know as the Kennett Meeting in Chester Co., PA.

Records are at the Newgarden Monthly Meeting.

In 1713 James Starr bought land in New Garden, Twp., Chester Co. Pa from William Penn for 20 lbs. per 100 acres. Others buying land at the same time were Michael Lightfoot, brother of Margaret Lightfoot Starr, Joseph Hutton, stepbrother of Rachel Laybourne Starr, and Thomas Jackson. Many of them lived on their farms for several years before getting titles for their land.

In 1714 James Starr was chosen clerk of the Newark Meeting, however as other Quakers settles in the area they decided a new meeting place was needed, thus the New Garden Mtd. was established in 1718 with James being elected the clerk and overseer. He served until 1726

In 1731 James and Rachel left New Garden Twp. and removed to the present site of Phoenixville, PA, where he purchased 230 acres of the "Manovan Tract" from the widow of David Lloyd. The land was located at the junction of the French Creek and the Schuylkill River. It commenced on Main Bridge St. and the Fountain Inn, then crossing the north side of French Creek, eastward within a few feet of the water and back again to the canal; Starr St. in Phoenixville was named in honor of James Starr. He gave land at the corner of Church and Main St. for a burial ground which was to be held by the Starr family for as long as it was needed by them. It is mentioned in article written by Samuel W. Pennypacker in the Annals of Schuylkill Twp.

Owning all the ground for a mile about him, he could well afford to give one acre to the dead, and probably thought as he separated it from the wilderness, that in this spot he and his children would rest until the final awakening. One after another of the Starr family passed away without leaving descendants to inherit their lands or their name and when the last of them had been carried to the family yard, the streets of a growing and busy town had stretched around and about it.

After a decline of the race for whom it was intended, it at first met with neglect and then became a kind of Potter's field. In it were buried the British who died or were killed in the neighborhood during the Revolutionary War, and the foreign workmen who perished from a fatal fever while digging the Schuylkill Canal.

This Cemetery was been removed to Maiden Creek, PA, and an act of Assembly was obtained to untwist the slight knots tied by the will of James Starr. The story goes that when clearing the land to build a drygoods store upon the site of the burying place it was disclosed that a careless worker had thrown the bones together in a box and carted them away.

James Starr was chosen a member of the Board of commissioners by the Assembly for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Schuylkill river, having as fellow commissioners, among others, were David Rittenhouse and Abraham Lincoln. The latter was probably the grandfather of Abraham Lincoln who later became president of the United States.

James is thought to have been the first setteler on the south side of French Creek and the first to make use of its water power. He built a saw mill, grist mill and a log cabin for the Miller.

In 1731 the business was placed under the control of his two sons, James and Moses Starr. They carried on the business for several years and finally rented it to Rowland Richards. In 1748 the Starr brothers sold the mill to Jacob Hilderband and Samuel Jones.


James Starr's Will:
Chester Co.

I James Starr of Charles Town in the county of Chester and province of Pennsylvania being of perfect senses and sound memory, but weak body and calling to mind the mortality of all of us, am now minded to settle my affairs and do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First I commit my soul to God that giveth and my body to be decently interred.

Item: I will to my dear and loving wife all my household goods except the bed and bedding I now lie on and my desk which I will to my son Samuel Starr.

Item: I will one half of the whole plantation (the rest of this line could not be read as the copy of the orginal will was folded at this point) to my dear wife and to her heirs and asigns during her natural life.

Item: I will all the other half of the plantation to my son Samuel together with half the housing on it and to his heirs and asign forever that is to say the whole plantation to him forever at her decease.


Item: I will all my stock both horses, mares and colts and cows, young cattle and sheep and crops in the ground and corn and foder in the barn together with half the wagon and half all the utensils of husbandry on the plantation to my dear wife.

Item: I will the other half of the wagon and the other half of all the utensils of husbandry to my son Samuel Starr and also my gun.

Item: I will all my bonds, bills and all manner of debts due to me to my wife. I also will the servant man and servant maid to my wife.

Item: I will to my son Joseph Starr, twenty shillings and no more.
Item: I will to my son John Starr, one pound and no more.
Item: I will to my son James Starr, one pound and no more.
Item: I will to my son Moses Starr, five pounds and no more.

Item: I will to my grandchild, Rachel Starr the sum of ten pounds to be put into interest for her into year after the date hereof to be paid to her at her marriage or at the age of eighteen years.

Item: I will to my son Richard Richerson and his wife Mary the sum of ten pounds.

Item: I will to my son Rees Williams and his wife Rachel the sum of ten pounds.

Item: My will is that all the leagiseys be paid in two years after the date here of and not till then.

Item: My dear and well beloved wife is to pay all the above leagiseys and lastly I will and appoint my dear wife and my son Joseph Starr sole executors at this my last will and testament given under my hand and seal this 2nd day of the 10th month one thousand seven hundred and forty nine (1749).

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of: Signed
James Starr
Jacob Hilderbrand Note: the name James was
Bryan Keegan executed before the signing
Jeremiah Starr and sealing hereof.
Rachel Starr
Joseph Starr
(7th March 1749)

Philadelphia 7th March 1749 then personally appeared Jacob Hildebrand and Bryan Keegan two of the wittness to the forgoing will and on thier solemn affirmation according to law did declare and affirm they saw and heard James Starr testify for there in named sign, seal, publish, and declare the same will for and as his last will and testament and at the doing there of he was of sound mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and that Jeremiah Starr the other witness thereof did also subscribe his name as a witness in the presence of and at the request of the testator.

Signed- Corma
Wm. Clumsted

Will recorded Philadelphia book 1 page 234 City Hall

Also see Rachel's will in her notes
James was the first Starr to emigrate to the United States. He arrived in 1712.
"Immigration of Irish Quakers to PA" by Albert C. Myers, p328-29

"History of Chester & Delaware Co, PA" by Gilbert Cope, p570

Records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, Soc. of Friends, PA - p132 [FHL #562,992]

Birthdate: "10 mo, 28, 1676" in Old Style (Quaker) notation
Marr date: "6mo, 22, 1705"

Occupation: Farmer in Co. Cavan, Ireland

Residence: To US 1712
Settled in New Garden Twp, Chester Co, PA
To Phoenixville, Charlestown Twp, Chester Co, PA - 1731

Religion: Member of Soc. of Friends in Ireland
Recd w/wife on cert from Catterbaugh, Ire. - "4, 7, 1712"
Appointed Clerk of Kennett Meeting - 5mo, 1713 - & Overseer 1714
Clerk of New Garden Meeting. 1718-1726 (when Meeting first established)

Marriage place: His brother was marr at Ballytore Mtg, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Will of Rachel -- see her notes. James Starr was born on 28 October 1676 at Ballyhaes, County Cavan, Ireland. He was the son of John Starr and Mary Thompson. James Starr married Rachel June Laybourne, daughter of Joseph Laybourne and Rachel Marchant, on 22 August 1705 at Ardnahue, County Carlow, Ireland. James Starr died on 1 March 1748/49 at Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA, at age 72. He was buried in March 1749 at Maiden Creek Quaker Cemetery, Maiden Creek, Chester Co., PA.

Children of James Starr and Rachel June Laybourne

James Starr

M, b. 13 December 1724, d. 11 June 1807
     Note: Grandparent's records (C.E. Starr) show dob 12/13/1724
Rec of New Garden Mtg., Soc. of Friends, Chester Co, PA [FHL #562.995]

"History of Chester Co, PA" by J.S. Futhey and Gilbert Cope, p729

Birthdate: "13, 12mo, 1724/5" in Old Style (Quaker) notation

"Desc of Moses & Deborah Starr, Early Quaker Settlers of Maiden Creek Valley"
by John E. Eshelman, The Historical Review of Berks Co (Berks Co. Hist. Soc.
Reading, PA) April 1947, Vol XII, No. 3, p67+

Residence: Went to Ireland w/brother Jeremiah (cert dated 27 Sep 1753) and returned the following September.

Moved to Reading, PA where he raised his family.

Moved to Maiden Creek, Berks Co., PA "after the Revolution".

Occupation: Ran a brewery in Reading, PA

Early Church Records of Gloucester Co., NJ, p 44, (Haddonfield MM) "James Starr, son of Moses Starr of Maiden Creek, Berks County, PA. and Elizabeth Lord, dau. of Joshua, dec'd and Sarah (Wills) Lord, late of Deptford, having consent of their relations, m. at Woodbury Creek 8th mo, 15 da, 1764."

James Starr was born on 13 December 1724 at New Garden Twp., Chester Co., PA. He was the son of Moses Starr and Deborah King. James Starr married Elizabeth Lord, daughter of Joshua Lord and Sarah Wills, on 15 August 1764 at Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, Woodbury Creek, Gloucester Co., NJ. James Starr died on 11 June 1807 at Maiden Creek, Berks Co., PA, at age 82.

Children of James Starr and Elizabeth Lord

James Starr

M, b. 1 October 1824, d. 14 January 1847
     James Starr was born on 1 October 1824 at Falls Twp., Hocking Co., OH. He was the son of Moses John Starr and Elizabeth Webb. James Starr died on 14 January 1847 at age 22. He was buried on 17 January 1847 at Webb Chapel Cemetery, Falls Twp., Hocking Co., OH.

James Starr

M, b. 28 April 1744, d. 20 May 1812
     James Starr was born on 28 April 1744 at Chester Co., PA. He was the son of Joseph Starr and Rebecca Lewis. James Starr married Sarah Minshall, daughter of John Minshall and Sarah Smedley, on 13 April 1769 at Middletown Meeting, Delaware Co., PA. James Starr died on 20 May 1812 at Middletown Meeting, Delaware Co., PA, at age 68. He was buried in May 1812 at Middletown Mountain, Delaware Co., PA.

Children of James Starr and Sarah Minshall

James Starr

M, b. 26 March 1769, d. 9 September 1843
     James Starr was born on 26 March 1769 at Maiden Creek, Berks Co., PA. He was the son of James Starr and Elizabeth Lord. James Starr married Eleanor Davis on 5 September 1792 at Maiden Creek, Berks Co., PA, Eight sons and two daughters born to this marriage. James Starr died on 9 September 1843 at Maiden Creek, Berks Co., PA, at age 74.

Children of James Starr and Eleanor Davis

James Starr

M, b. 1796, d. 9 November 1845
     James Starr was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. He was born in 1796 at Conasauga Creek, McMinn Co., Cherokee Nation East (now TN). He was the son of Caleb Starr and Nancy Harlan. James Starr married Nellie Maugh, daughter of Willioki Maugh and Qua-tee (?), in 1818 at Cherokee Nation East, TN.
Note: James married sisters Nellie and Susie Maugh (sequentially) and between them they had 20 children. James was directly involved with and signed the Treaty of New Echota on December 29, 1835. This treaty resulted in the removal of the Cherokees from their lands, and capital, at New Echota, Georgia and sent them to western Arkansas and Oklahoma. This trek was later to become known as the infamous "Trail of Tears". James' wife bore him a child in Mississippi during the journey and among the victims of a cholera outbreak during the trip was one child of James Starr. After the journey a feud developed between the tribe and James, his twelve sons and two confederate white men. James and his sons were pursued for ten years. More than likely it was this type of life that lead to the lawlessness of James Starr's sons. The feud was caused by the treaty of 1835 and continued until 1845. It's said that thirty-two men surrounded his house, just about sun-up on a Sunday morning and riddled his body with bullets. Tom, his son, said years later "you know there was thirty-two men that slipped up and killed my daddy; well I got most of them except just a few that got sick and died in bed before I could get to them". That was his kind of justice.

James Starr died on 9 November 1845 at Oak Grove, Flint District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory (now OK), Assassinated by32 men from the Ross faction of the Cherokee Nation for his part in supporting the Treaty of New Echota.

Children of James Starr and Nellie Maugh

James Starr

M, b. 19 December 1762
     Note: He married "out of meeting" with both his wives. For these breaches - each time James made a prompt acknowledgement, and retained his membership with the Friends.

Other information from "Misc. Records of Rev. William Boos", www.ancestry.com, Record ID No. 285761. James Starr was born on 19 December 1762 at Exeter MM, Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA. He was the son of Moses Starr and Margery Pearson. James Starr married Sarah Barger, daughter of Simeon Barger and Sarah Fisher, on 1 September 1786 at Berks Co., PA, Ceremony by Rev. William Boos. James Starr married Sarah Kinsler, daughter of Edward Kinsler and Martha Hutton, on 8 March 1790 at Schwartzwald Reformed Church, Berks Co., PA, 11 children born to this marriage.

Child of James Starr and Sarah Barger

Children of James Starr and Sarah Kinsler

James Starr

M
     James Starr was the son of John Starr and Mary Eldrige.

James Starr

M, b. 31 December 1857, d. 19 January 1931
     James Starr was born on 31 December 1857. He was the son of Thomas S. Starr and Mary E. Grove. James Starr died on 19 January 1931 at age 73.

James Starr

M, b. 16 October 1772, d. 1831
     James Starr was born on 16 October 1772. He was the son of James Starr and Sarah Minshall. James Starr married Sarah Griswold, daughter of Edward Griswold, in 1804. James Starr died in 1831.

Children of James Starr and Sarah Griswold

James Starr

M, b. 3 December 1715, d. 13 January 1781
     Note: Birthdate: "3, 10mo, 1715" in Old Style (Quaker) notation. Recorded in Rec of
New Garden Mo. Mtg., Soc. of Friends, Chester Co, PA, p167 [FHL #562,995]

"Immigration of Irish Quakers to PA" by Albert C. Myers, p328-29

"History of Chester & Delaware Co, PA" by Gilbert Cope, p570

Residence: Removed to Gwynedd Mtg. from Kennett Mtg. - 8,25,1748. James Starr was born on 3 December 1715 at New Garden Twp., Chester Co., PA. He was the son of James Starr and Rachel June Laybourne. James Starr married Hannah Jones, daughter of Evans Jones and Sara Woodward, on 7 June 1746. James Starr died on 13 January 1781 at Chester Co., PA, at age 65.

Children of James Starr and Hannah Jones

James Starr

M, b. 9 May 1790, d. 12 July 1859
     James Starr was born on 9 May 1790 at Allegheny Co., MD. He was the son of James Starr and Nancy Reddick. James Starr married Margaret McWilliams, daughter of George McWilliams and Margaret McCoy, on 25 May 1815 at Belmont Co., OH. James Starr married Sarah Barber in 1833. James Starr died on 12 July 1859 at Macksburg, IL, at age 69.

Children of James Starr and Margaret McWilliams

Children of James Starr and Sarah Barber

James Starr

M
     James Starr was the son of Isaac Starr.

James Starr

M, b. 19 August 1843
     James Starr was born on 19 August 1843 at Missouri. He was the son of George McWilliams Starr and Elizabeth Wyatt.

Children of James Starr

James Starr

M, b. 7 December 1801, d. 26 July 1891
     James Starr was born on 7 December 1801 at Pike Co., OH. He was the son of Samuel Starr and Elizabeth Stump. James Starr married Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Daniel Lee and Margaret Chadd, on 15 February 1827. James Starr died on 26 July 1891 at Pike Co., OH, at age 89.

Children of James Starr and Elizabeth Lee

Citations

  1. [S372] 1850 Federal Census, Pike County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 721.