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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



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Animal Report 

of the 

St ii i'k -Fa mil y As s o ci a t i o 11 



1906-1907 



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Stark — Scotland and America; 
A l>ull's head, erased, a, r, 
(Distilling blood, p. p. r); 
Fartiprum fortia facta. 

— Book, of Heraldry. 



Officers. 



President. 
Moreau J. Stark. 

Vice-Presidents. 
William H. Geer, Yantic. Conn., R. F* D. 
Charles S. Jlwett, North Lyme, Conn. 
Sidney E. Ac k lev, Chester, Conn. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 
Mrs. Katie F. Jewett, North Lyme, Conn. 

Historian. 
Mrs. Hattie Stark Ackley. 



The Si ark Family Association. 
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HE twelfth animal reunion of the Stark Family 
Association was held at the Golden Spur Inn, at 
the head of the Niantic river. East Lyme, Conn., Wed- 
nesday, August 22, 1907. 

There were forty-five members and friends in at- 
tendance. 

The day was beautiful and the location ideal. 
Mere we laid aside the cares and thoughts of our hur- 
ried lives and lost ourselves in the beauty of sky and 
forest and river and the pleasure of renewed friend- 
ships. 

We were especially pleased to have with us Mi<s 
Mary E. Stark Graves and Mrs. Nathan E. Graves of 
Westmoreland, X. Y. 

A shore dinner was served at the noon hour. 

The business meeting was called in the afternoon 
at 2 o'clock. 

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Following the President's words of welcome, the 
report of the Secretary was read and accepted. 



Treasurer's Report 

1906-1907 

Balance in treasury Aug. 21 , 1906 $329 

Received from membership fees 30 00 

Received for 3 half-tone cuts 600 

$39 29 

Postage and stationary $5 69 

Printing 40 00 

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Paid for 3 half-tone cuts and express. . 635 

1 $52 04 

Deficit $1275 



After the reading of the Treasurer's report, the 
statement of Si 2 75 deficit in the treasury, with sug- 
gestion of voluntary contribution to erase the same, 
was quickly responded to, and soon there was a bal- 
ance of $1 75 with which to begin the coming year. 



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Historian's Ileport. 



In our own little corner of the Nutmeg State, and 
among the many organizations that permeate our 
present day civilization, the Stark Family Associa- 
tion has its being, and is composed of over three- 
score members, who hold as their greatest heritage 
three centuries of American ancestry. The truth of 
Shakespeare's immortal saying. "One touch of nature 
makes the whole world kin," has been demonstrated 
in times of great national joy and .sorrow, but with us 
it is a kinship of blood, and we feel a peculiar inter- 
est in all members of this Association. The history 
of the descent of a family is in a measure as inter- 
esting as that of a nation, and while'' Simple Faith" is 
more highly esteemed by mankind than "Xorman 
blood," we have good reason to look with nride to our 
Family Tree. As an Association we were extremely 
fortunate in that we had waiting for us the informa- 
tion in regard to origin of name, coat-of-arms and a 
great amount of history. What many families spend 
a life-time to obtain. Brave deeds of brave men is as 
good a family motto as one can derive, and we must 
justify our right to that heritage by cultivating and 
preserving the qualities that made our grandfathers 

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and grandmothers of Ye Olden time great and useful 
in their day and generation. 

I have not been able to obtain further information 
in regard to the Stark Family in Europe, and think it 
will require the services of a professional genealo- 
gist to do so. An International Genealogical Direc- 
tor}- has recently been published by Charles A. Rcr- 
nan of "Pendeen," Bowes Road, W alton on Thames, 
and is a valuable work, which the Association would 
do well to purchase. Gilbert M. Stark, a well-known 
lawyer of Saginaw, Mich., writes that he has been in- 
terested in the genealogv of his family for some time, 
and has made such investigation as his time permitted, 
his descent is from Aaron of Groton, as follows: 
Aaron 1 , William 2 , William 3 , Zephaniah 4 , David 5 , 
Henry Mead 6 , George R. 7 . and himself. Henry 
Meade Stark was born in Pittsford, Vt., in 
1793. David Stark \va> born in Lebanon, Conn., in 
1762. Zephaniah Stark was married in Lebanon, 
Conn., 1757. to Hannah Edgerton, daughter of Joseph 
and Eunice Edgerton. He understand- that William, 
grandson of Aaron, was married twice, rir>t to Ex- 
perience Lamb, and second to Jane . and 

Zephaniah was a son by second marriage. He de- 
sires information in regard to matters connected with 
genealogy back of Zephaniah. Mr. Stark married 
Miss Helen Little, a descendant of Thomas Little, 
who was born in Devonshire, England, and came to 



America in 1630. They have three children, Gilbert, 
Helen and Pamela Stark. 

Benjamin Graves Allen, formerly of Honolulu, but 
now President and Manager of the Palo Alto Hard- 
ware Co., California, has long anticipated a visit to 
this State to meet his relatives here. However, he is 
with us in spirit and wishes his name and that of Airs. 
Allen kept on the roll. He trusts the reunions may 
continue indefinitely and that health and prosperity 
may attend the members of this Association. Mr. 
Allen has two grown sons, the youngest, W. B. Allen, 
is married and has two children. 

Airs. Lucette Stark Boynton of Sycamore, III, 
writes that she is interested in all of the name of 
Stark, and also interested in Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, and is Regent of the Chapter which is 
named Gen. John Stark. 

Mr. Dwight Avery, who has been a member of this 
Association for several years, died at his home in 
Norwichtown, Conn., Feb. 8, 1907, after an illness of 
only four days. He was the son of Capt. John Avery 
and Abigail Williams, the former being in active ser- 
vice in war of 181 2. Air. Avery was born in Gris- 
wold, and educated at the Plainfield Academy. March 
24, 1858, he married Harriet C. Stark, daughter of 
Lathrop Stark and Fannie Saxton, who survives hum, 
and is also a member of this Association. There are 
three children living, Mrs. Frank A. Fuller, Deacon 

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Dwight Avery and Frank Stark Avery, When 22 
years of age he united with the church in Pachaug, 
and later with the Congregational church in Norwich- 
town, and has always been a consistent and faithful 
worker. He was a direct descendant of Christopher 
Avery, and his forefathers figured prominently in the 
Revolution. 

Mrs. Louis Frazier's death leaves another empty 
chair, and the Association sincerely mourns her loss. 

Mrs. Estelle Hathaway was born in Lyme, Sept. 3, 
1896, and died in Wethers field, April 12, 1907. She 
leaves two sons by a former marriage, Jewett and 
Harry Rawson, to whom, together with her husband 
and mother, Mrs. B. A. Rath bun, wc extend' our 
heartfelt sympathy. Mrs. Hathaway was the grand- 
daughter of Lucretia R. Stark, who married Nathan 
Jewett. 

Emily E. Stark, widow of Edwin Gardner, died 
Jan. 3. 1907. Mrs. Gardner was the daughter of 
Abel Stark and Susan Tracy, and was born in Nit. 
Pleasant, Perm., Sept. 16, 1820. When a young lady 
she came to Norwich and wa^ married to Edwin P.. 
Gardner of Bozrah, April 16, 1848. With the excep- 
tion of a few years spent in Colchester, all of their 
married life was passed in Greenville. Mrs. Gardner 
was a member of the First Baptist Church. Norwich, 
wdiere as long as her health permitted she was promi- 
nent in church activities. She took great delight in 

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doing good, and her life was an exemplary one. She 
was deeply interested in her home and family and was 
a kind and sympathetic neighbor and friend. In her 
death a good woman has passed away, but her mem- 
ory will linger, where her man}' kind deeds have made 
their everlasting impression. Mrs. Gardner is sur- 
vived by five children, also a sistei in Wisconsin. 

John Graham Faris was born Nov. 4, 1829, near 
Wheeling, W. Ya., and died at the home of his son, 
Walter T. Faris, in Perry, Oklahoma, Jan. 27, 1907. 
His early life was spent on a farm, and at the age of 
19 he entered Washington College, Pennsylvania, and 
graduated there at the age of 24. Shortly after his 
father died, and in 1856, together with his mother and 
family, they removed to Henry. Marshall County. 111. 
On Aug. 27, 1S62, he enlisted as Sergeant in Co. B, 
86th Illinois Infantry, and was honorably discharged 
in June, 1865, having taken part in the various en- 
gagements of Perryville, Chickamauga, Lookout 
Mountain and the Atlanta campaign, going with Gen. 
Sherman's Army on its march to the sea, and up 
through the Carolinas, and was in the grand review 
at the close of the war in Washington, D. C. lie 
was married at Fairfax, Yt., Aug. 22, 1867, to Miss 
Anna T. Paris, a granddaughter of Capt. John Stark. 
To this union were born six children, Walter T., Vil- 
leroy, Edwin and John, who reside in Oklahoma; 
Mrs. Ethel Faris Trullinger of Liberty township and 

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Wilbur, who died in childhood. In the spring of 1876 
Mr. Paris moved from Illinois to Iowa. At an early 
age he united with the Presbyterian church and al- 
ways took an active part in its maintenance and lived 
a consistent Christian life. 

Mr. Charles Stark has presented the Association 
with a Stark Bible. On the fly-leaf is written: "This 
book hot in N. Y. by me. Sept. 13, 1843. William 
H. Stark." 

It contains births, marriages and deaths of the 
family of Nathan Stark, who married first Rebecca 
Palmer and second Luranna Lee. The above Nathan 
was the son of Nathan Stark- and Ann Fitch. Mr. 
Charles Stark has a handsome old chair which belongs 
to the Fitch family, and is upwards of 250 years old. 
In connection with historical research and the publi- 
cation of our genealogy, it would seem that one im- 
portant object of this Association should be to collect 
and preserve any documents, relics and records relat- 
ing to our family. The P>ible already presented is an 
excellent nucleus for such a collection and than-:- arc 
extended to the donor for the same. Copies of 1905 
and 1906 Annual Reports have been presented to the 
following societies: New York Public Library, New 
Fngland Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston ; 
Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford: State Libra- 
ry of Massachusetts. Boston; State Historical Society 



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of Wisconsin, Madison, and grateful acknowledgement 
received from each. 

We seem to think that all of the great things are the 
creation of the living and pay little heed to what has 
been accomplished in the past, and yet we know that 
1907 is an anniversary year of many important eve its. 
Four hundred years ago our country received the name 
by which we know it now. Three hundred years ago 
the first settlement was made at Jamestown. One 
hundred years ago the first steamboat went up the 
Hudson river, events, the significance of which it is 
impossible to conceive, but we do realize that as the 
great triumphs of the day are developments of what 
has been accomplished in the past, so are we depend- 
ent for the comforts and blessings we enjoy on the 
lives of the noble men and women who have lived 
before us. May we honor our fathers and mothers, 
our grandfathers and grandmothers, even from gen- 
eration to generation, that our days may be long upon 
the land which the Lord, our God. hath given us. 



Remarks followed by Mr. Charles R. Stark, in 
which he related incidents in the life of Gen. John 
Stark, showing his fearlessness and intrepidity in 
youth, his intimate relations to Washington and his 
love for his country. Mr. Stark read a brief sketch 

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of the life of Albert Gallatin Stark and the following 
poem : 



Sabbath Evening Reflections 

One more bright Sabbath, Lord, 

Thou hast vouchsafed us here; 
Once more we've listened to Thy word, 

Once more we've bowed in prayer. 
'Mid this wild waste of Life, 

Where Sin and Sorrow grow. 
Where Wrong and Wretchedness and Strife 

And Evil Passions blow: 
A bright oasis shines 

Thro ' the Sahara gloom; 
On which grow Celestial vines 

And Heaven's exotics bloom. 
'Tis the Lord's hob' day, 

So fertile and so green; 
'Tis gemmed with flowers of purest ray 

Of more than pearly sheen. 
It's like the fields above, 

Which seraphs guard and tend; 
Where the blest plants of joy and love 

Harmoniously blend. 
Oh, Lord, my soul would fain 

Ascend beyond the sky; 
Would break tin's worthless, mortal chain- — 

Untrammell'd soar on high. 



—Albert Gallatin Stark. 
Fortersville, Sunday evening, Dec. 6, 1846. 

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Officers elected for the coming year : 
President . 

Moreau J. Stark, North Plain, Conn. 

Vice-Presidents. 
W. H. Geer, Yantic, R. F. D. I. 
Charles R. Stark, 41 Chapin Ave., Prov., R. I. 
Charles S. Jewett, North Lyme, Conn. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 
Mary Fanny Clark, Colchester. Conn. 

Historian. 
Charles R. Stark, Prov., R. I. 



Voted to adjourn. 



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.11/ l> SON ST 



S. Judson Stark 

Tracing back his line of ancestry in the Stark name, 
S. Judson Stark of West Pittston, Penn., finds him- 
self seventh in descent from Aaron Stark of New Lon- 
don, Conn., who, in the early days of the New Eng- 
land Colonists, had his place among those rugged and 
brave men who endured the privations and struggles 
incident to pioneer life, and who, with his sturdy com- 
panions, bore an active part in the blood}' Indian wars 
of his day, having fought both in the Pequot war of 
1637 and King Philip's war of 1675. 

His grandson. Christopher Starke, who was the son 
of "Deacon" W illiam Starke, moved from Groton, 
Conn., subsequent to 1754 and located at Oblong', 
Dutchess County, X. Y. Having in the meantime 
bought a share in the Susquehanna Purchase, in the 
spring of 1772, with his three sons, he came into the 
Wyoming Valley, to enter upon his possessions, where 
he located at Wilkes-Barre. Thus he became the 
founder of the Pennsylvania branch of the Stark fami- 
ly and his grave is with us to this day. During the 
perilous days of the Revolutionary period this family 
paid its tribute in service, suffering and blood to the 
defense of home and country. Both Christopher and 
his son, James, died before the dreadful Massacre of 



Wyoming on July 3. 1778; the father dying of old age 
and the son, enlisting in one of the Independent Com- 
panies that was sent to the front, fell a victim to small- 
pox. Upon that fatal day another son fell under the 
cruel tomahawk and a grandson escaped, wounded, 
from the held. 

Samuel, the son of James above mentioned, then but 
seven years of age, was taken by his widowed mother 
back to her people in Dutchess County, where he grew 
up and was married, and by his son. Samuel, the sub- 
ject of our sketch — S. Judson Stark — found parentage, 
being born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County. Perm., 
in the year 1S50. Aside from his ancestry of the name 
he draws his ancestral blood from old and well-known 
New England pioneer stock, such as the Marcys. the 
Conants, the Careys, the Elardings, the Gardners, the 
Baldwins, the Walworths and the Birdsalls. His wife, 
Eva W. (Keeney), is also of old Connecticut stock, 
which had its full representative share in Indian and 
Revolutionary wars. 

Mr. Stark obtained his early education from the 
schools of his native place, followed by three years at 
Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Penn. lie is also an 
alumnus, but not a graduate, of Dickinson College, 
Carlisle, Penn., class of 1873, ms educational career 
being finished with a commercial college course in 
Philadelphia, Penn. Entering upon his active business 
career, he has followed the drug business, the furni 

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ture business and that of general merchandise and was 
also Treasurer and General Manager of the Timkhan- 
nock Toy Co. until the plant was destroyed by fire i:_ 
1896, and President of the Tunkhannpck Bridge Com- 
pany for upwards of ten years, when Wyoming County 
purchased the property. Not given to polities, yet he 
has seiwed for considerable periods on Town Council 
and School Boards. As a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church he has served many years as stew- 
ard, trustee, Sunday school superintendent, etc. Ma- 
sonically he has received all the degrees but the 33d. 
and from the Blue Lodge to the Commandry he has 
filled the chairs and conferred the degrees. There are 
two children only in the family, a son, Samuel G., con- 
nected with the International Correspondence Schools 
of Scranton, Penn., for seven years past, and a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, at home. 

Leaving his native place some seven years since to 
become a resident of the beautiful and historic Wyom- 
ing Valley, he located at West Pittston, Penn., where 
he is now engaged in looking after coal interests, the 
handling of real estate and acting as Secretary-Treas- 
urer of the Stark Land. Company of Pittston, Penn. 



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James Laurence Raymond. 



James Laurence Raymond, son of Oliver Raymond 
and Mary (Comstock) Raymond, was burn April n, 
1828. in Lyme, Conn., and there in the district schools 
received his preliminary education, completing his 
studies in the academy in Essex and in Haddam. 

His life has been passed on the old family home, and 
he has become, through his own efforts, one of the 
largest landowners in the country. His extensive 
dealing in live stock has given him a wide acquaint-" 
ancc, and caused him to become one of the best 
known men in his line in Eastern Connecticut. 

Mr. Raymond is a Republican, lie has served two 
terms as a representative in the State Legislature and 
also as State Senator. In T902 he was a member of 
the Constitutional Convention. lie is a Consre^a- 
tionali^t, and both he and his wife belong to the Ham- 
burg Congregational Church. 

On Oct. 31, i860, Mr. Raymond was united in mar- 
riage with Miss Hester Elizabeth Wood, daughter of 
John and Caroline ( Lee J Wood, of Lyme. 

Their four children were : 

(1). Carrie Lee, born Sept. 3, 1861, married Feb. 
12, 1889. Edward Lyman Bill, publisher of Music 
Trade Review, by whom she has three children, Hes- 



ter Raymond, born Jan. 28, 1893 ; James Raymond, 
born Sept. 23, 1895, and Winthrop Wight, born May 
4, 1897. 

(2). Mary Gomstock, born July 27, 1863, married 
Oct. 23, 1883, Frederick Stark Fosdick, farmer and 
cattle dealer. They have no children. 

(3 ). Hester Laurence, born March 22. 1868, mar- 
ried July, 3. 1893, P r ^f. Edward Burr Van Yleck of 
Wisconsin State University, and has one child, John 
Hasbrouck, born March 13. 1899. 

(4). James Laurence, Jr., was born July 18, 1874. 
united in marriage with Edith May Anderson, Dec. 21. 
1895. IS a termer and lives on the David Hillhouse 
homestead, located on "Raymond Hill," named for his 
ancestors. The one child of their union, James Lau- 
rence, born Feb. 20, 1901, died April 20, 1901. 

James Laurence Raymond, descendant from Aaron 
Stark 1 , Aaron-, Abial 3 , Nathan 4 , Anna Stark"' (married 
Nathaniel Comstock), Mary Comstock 6 (married 
Oliver Raymond ), James Laurence Raymond'. 



Nil than Fit eh Graves. 



Honorable Nathan Fitch Graves was the son of Ben- 
jamin Graves and Mary Stark. He was born Febru- 
ary 17, 1813, in Oneida County, X. Y.» whence his 
father migrated from Connecticut. 

] fis father was a successful farmer and gave his 
children, after their common school education, as thor- 
ough a training as the academies of the country afford- 
ed. Nathan was an apt and forward scholar, and at 
the age of sixteen was competent to teach others. De- 
sirous of further knowledge he passed several years 
alternating between teaching and study. Choosing 
law for a profession he was admitted to the bar in 
18-jO. Here he made a favorable commencement in 
his legal career. In 18.14 he removed to Central, X. 
Y., and was in legal partnership for fifteen years, 
though in the meantime Mr. Graves entered upon the 
financial career which drew upon the most valuable 
portion of his time. The Burnet Bank was organized 
in 1852 and Mr. Graves became its President. 
Afterward this became The Fourth National Bank. 
In 1872 the national charter was relinquished and the 
institution has since been known as the X. Y. State 
Banking Company. During all these changes Mr. 
Graves continued to guide its fortunes, and it main- 



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taineri its character as a safe, prosperous and well- 
man age d institution. 

Mr. Graves felt that after so long and arduous a 
business course he needed relaxation for his health, 
and in 1872 he visited, in company with his wife, the 
Pacific Coast, and made a tour of the world, contribu- 
ting valuable articles to the press. During his tour he 
visited the most important missionary stations in the 
countries through which he passed. On returning 
from his travels in 1874, Mr. Graves was made Mayor 
of Syracuse. Tie had always been public spirited and 
took much interest in educational matters, and for sev- 
eral years was School Commissioner and President of 
the Board of Education. 

Mr. Graves was an intelligent writer, and possessed 
one of the best private libraries in the State, compris- 
ing more than 10,000 volumes collected by himself, 
embracing many rare and costly works. His library 
was frequently visited by scholars from distant points 
who wished to avail themselves of its treasures. He 
sustained a lectureship on missions at Xew Bruns- 
wick and also at the University of Syracuse. Mr. 
Graves was also a liberal patron of the fine arts. 

He paid for the erection of a fire-proof library build- 
ing at Hope College, Michigan, and gave that institu- 
tion his entire library. He received the degree of LL. 
D. in 1894. 



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Although advanced in years, Mr. Graves continued 
to act as President of the X. Y. State Ranking Co. to 
the time of his death. For man}' years he was trustee 
of the Syracuse Savings Bank and also one of the 
trustees of the State Asylum for Feeble-Minded 
Children. 

Mr. Graves was twice married, his first wife being 
Miss Helen Breese of Cazenovia, who died in 1844. 
In the following year Mr. Graves married Miss Cath- 
erine H. Breese, a sister of the first wife. They had 
no children. Mr. Graves died in July, 1896. 

Line of Stark descent: Aaron 1 , Aaron-. Abial 3 , 
Nathan 4 , Mary Stark" 1 (married Benjamin Graves), 
Nathan Fitch Graves 6 . 



Mary Graves (Stark) Clark. 



Mary Graves Stark, the youngest daughter of Abial 
Stark and Mary Griffing, was born Sept. 19, 1831, at 
Hadlyme, Conn., and was named for her paternal 
grandmother. 

In the third year of her age, the family removed to 
North Lyme, Conn., which was her home until the 
time of her marriage. Here she grew up in close 
touch with nature, useful in the community, taking an 
active place in choir and Sunday school, a friend to the 
sick and suffering, and always full of courage and 
cheer. 

Her education was gained in her home and in schools 
in Norwich and New London. She began as teacher 
in the public schools at the age of nineteen. The fol- 
lowing year she spent at the State Normal School at 
New Britain, which had opened the year previous 
(1850). She continued her work as teacher for eight 
successive years. 

The 26th of February, i860, she married Jonathan 
S. Clark of Niantic, Conn., a man of genial tempera- 
ment, business ability and sterling character. His 
death occurred March 21, 1885, in Colchester. Their 
children are : 

Byron Clark, married Mary Sheffield Lee, daughter, 
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Lillian Lee Clark: Dr. Homer Clark, married 
Marian Clark Austin, sons, Hale Austin Clark and 
Homer Clark, Jr., married second Charlotte Collins; 
Mary Fanny Clark, Secretary Stark Family Associa- 
tion, 1907-8; Theron Clark, married first Francis Ber- 
dina Bell, second Annie L. S. Cocks. 

Her home is now in Colchester, Conn., where she 
enjoys the peace and quiet of a well-spent life. She 
is much interested in genealogical research and relates 
with vivid interest the family history of her time, and 
much that is traditional w ith locations of the homes of 
the older families. 

Line or descent: Aaron 1 , Aaron-, Abial 3 , Nathan 4 , 
Abial 5 , Abial 6 , Mary Graves ( Stark ) Clark". 




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Constitution. 



Preamble. 

In order to form a more perfect union and to be- 
come mure closely identified with each other, we, the 
descendants of one Muirhead, a Scotchman, to whom 
King James the Fourth gave the name of Stark 
(meaning strong) for his great bravery, do here!.;} 
adopt the following as the constitution of the Stark 
family : 

Article i. 

This organization shall be known as the Stark Fami- 
ly Association. 

Article 2. 

The object of this Association shall be: To bring 
this widely scattered family into closer fellowship, to 
promote fraternal feeling among its members, and the 
collection and preservation of facts and events in the 
history of the Stark Family. 

Article 3. 

Section 1. The officers of the Association shall be: 
President, one or more Vice Presidents. Secretary and 
Treasurer, and Historian, who together shall consti- 
tute an Executive Committee, and whose duties shall 
be such as pertain to their several offices. 

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Sec. 2. Officers shall be elected at the annual re- 
union and shall hold their several offices for the term 
of one year, or until their successors are elected. 

Art i ci.i-: 4. 

Section r. An annual reunion shall be held at such 
time and place as the Executive Committee may deem 
for the best interest of the Association. 

Sec. 2. Special meetings may be called by the Ex- 
ecutive Committee, or by the request of five members 
of the Association. 

Artic le 5. 

Section 1. All persons connected with the Stark 
Eamily, by birth or marriage, are eligible to member- 
ship. 

Sec. 2. Any person who is eligible may become a 
member of the Association by the enrollment of his 
name and the payment of an annual membership, fee of 
fifty cents. Memberships to expire at the annual re- 
union. 

Article 6. 

This constitution may be amended at any regular 
meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present 
and voting. 



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Members of the Association. 



1907-1908. 



Albert G. Miner. 

Mrs. Agnes L. Miner, 

James II. Stark. 

James L. Raymond, 

Mrs. Hester W. Raymond. 

Mrs. Katherine Stark Tyler 

S. Judson Stark 

Mrs. Mary Bailey, 
William H. Geer, 
Mrs. Martha Allyn Geer, 
Mrs. Lnretta P. Boynton, 

Henry A. Ely, 
Mrs. Ellen P. Ely, 
Mrs. Annie S. Paris, 
Charles G. Stark, 

Mrs. Lucy Ann Hoyt Stark, 

j. R. Clark, Maunie, 111. 
Charles S. Jewett, 
Mrs. Katie F. Jewett. 
Mrs. Mary Stark Sherman, 

John E. Luce, 

Mrs. Laura R. Smith Luce, 
Mrs. May Stark Strong', 



31 Huntington avenue. Nor- 
wich town. Conn. 
31 Huntington avenue. Nor- 

wichtown. Conn. 
3T Milk street. Boston, Mass. 
North Lyme. Conn. 
North Lyme. Conn. 
, Ithaca, N. Y. 
123 Philadelphia a v e n u e, 

Pittston, Penn. 
Whitehouse, N. J. 
Yantic, Conn., R. E. D., No. 1. 
Yantic, Conn., R. E.D .. No. t. 
307 North Main street. Syca- 
more. 111. 
Cromwell, Conn. 
Cromwell. Conn. 
Mt. Ayr, Iowa. 
308 Janeau avenue 



kee. Wis. 
308 Janeau avenue 

kee. Wis. 
Maunie, 111. 
North Lyme. Conn. 
North Lyme, Conn. 
22 Otis street, Santa 

Cal. 

Niantic, Conn. 
Niantic, Conn. 
North Plain. Conn. 



Mil wau- 
Milwau- 



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Mrs. Harriet C. Avery, 
Everett W. Stark. 
Mrs. Everett W. Stark. 
J. Lawrence Raymond 
Mrs. Edith A. Raymond, 
R. Jennings Gilbert, 
Mary L. C. Stark, 
Mrs. Lizzie Rath-bun 
Nathan G. Stark, 

Mrs. Ellen M. Stark, 

Mrs. Delia Stark Sisson, 

Miss Emib J. Stark, 

Moreau J. Stark, 

Abial Stark, 

Nelson Stark, 

Sidney E. Ackley, 

Mrs. Hattie Stark Ackley. 

Mrs. Harriet M. Stark, 

Mrs. Addie S. Smith. 

Mrs. Belle Stark Beebe, 

Charles R. Stark, 

Mrs. Abbie Gates Stark, 

Eleanor Stark, 

Mary R. Stark, 

Mrs. Enoch Worthington, 

Laureston M. Stark, 

Mrs. Mary Dickenson Stat 

Miss Ida Dickinson, Stark : 

Mrs. Sterling 1'. Graves. 

Mary Elizabeth Stark Grave 

Nathan Francis Graves, 



Norwichtown. Conn. 

Fitchville, Conn. 

Fitchville, Conn. 

Montville, Conn. 
Montville, Conn. 

Chester, Conn. 

Chester, Conn. 

Hamburgh, Conn. 

42 Williams street, New Lon- 
don. Conn. 

42 Williams street, New Lon- 
don, Conn. 

North Plain. Conn. 

North Plain. Conn. 

North Plain, Conn. 

North Plain, Conn. 

Fitchville.. Conn. 

Chester, Conn. 

Chester, Conn. 

Paris. Tex. 

East Haddam, Conn. 

East Haddam, Conn 

41 Chapin aw, Providence, R. I. 

41 Chapin a v.. Providence, R. I. 

41 Chapin av.. Providence, R. 1. 

41 Chapin aw. Providence, R. 1. 

Colchester. Conn. 

East Haddam. Conn, 
k, East Haddam. Conn. 
East Haddam, Conn. 

Westmoreland. N. Y. 
s. Westmoreland, N. Y. 

Westmoreland, N. Y. 



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Mrs. May Wightman Graves 

Edward D. Newbury, 

Mrs. Carrie E. Newbury, 

Mrs. Mary Stark Clark. 

Mary Fanny Clark, 

Mrs. Jennie Wightnian Fuller 

Charles F. Geer, 

Fred Harris Daniels, 

Nathan S. Newbury, 
Ida J. Newbury, 
Benj. Graves Allen, 
Mrs. B G. Allen, 
John G. Stark, 
Mrs. John G. Stark, 
Charles Stark, 
Mrs. Charles Stark, 
Mrs. J. G. Ely, 
Julian Ely. 
Gilbert M. Stark, 

Mrs. Mary I. Williams Fenn. 

Maurice A. Graves, 
Theron Clark, 

Mrs. Theron Clark, 

Marie Stark Evans, 

Mrs. John L. Hamilton. 

Mrs. Franklin Randall, 



, Westmoreland, N. Y. 

Moodus, Conn. 

Moodus, Conn. 

Colchester, Conn. 
Colchester, Conn. 
, New London, Conn. 

Norwichtown, Conn. 

214 Salisbury street, Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

West Hartford, Conn. 
West Hartford, Conn. 

Palo Alto, Cal. 

Palo Alto, Cal. 

Randolph, Wis. 

Randolph, Wis. 

North Lyme, Conn. 

North Lyme, Conn. 

Hamburgh, Conn. 

Hamburgh, Conn. 

700 North Hamilton street, 
Saginaw. W. S., Mich. 

43 Reservoir avenue, Meri 
den, Conn. 

Syracuse. N. Y. 

152 Congdon street, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 
152 Congdon street, Provi- 
dence, R. I, 

Coed- Ma wr, San Fernando 
Cat 

526 E. Penn St., Hoopes- 

town. 111. 
Lebanon, Conn. 



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1590412 



Members and 1 

August 

Mr£. Jennie Wightriia n FifH'ef 
Charles F. Geer, 
Mrs. Merrill C. Cook, 

Mr. Edward D. Xewbury, 

Mrs. May Wightman Grave: 

Mr. F. B. Ewing, 

Mary Fanny Clark, 

Mrs. Katie F. Jewett, 

Nelson Stark, 

Mrs. W. D. Timelier, 

Miss Florence Thacher, 

Mrs. E. B. Worthington, 

Mrs. Anson Gardner, 

E. X. Stark, 

Mrs. E. X. Stark, 

Miss Ida D. Stark, 

Laureston M. Stark, 

S. E. Ackley, 

Hattie S. Ackley, 

X. S. Strong-, 

May Stark Strong, 

Addie Stark Smith, 

Belle Stark Beebe, 

Mrs. Lizzie Rathbun, 

Charles R. Stark, 

Mrs. Charles R. Stark, 



friends Present. 

22, 1907. 

, New 1 on don, Conn. 

Norwichtown, Conn. 

5 1 Ellery street, Providence, 
R. I 

Moodus, Conn, 
r, Westmoreland, X. Y. 

Wichita, Kan. 

Colchester, Conn. 

North Lyme, Conn. 

Fitchville, Conn. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Colchester, Conn. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Fitchville, Conn. 

Fitchville, Conn. 

East Haddam, Conn. 

East Haddam, C xm. 

Chester, Conn. 

Chester, Conn. 

North Plain, Conn. 

North Plain, Conn. 

East Haddam, Conn. 

East Haddam, Conn. 

Hamburgh, Conn. 

Hamburgh, Conn. 

Providence, R. I. 



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Eleanor Stark, 

Sclden L. Wightman, 

M. J. Stark, 

Mary E. S. Graves, 

Mrs. E. J. Settles, 

James L. Raymond. 

Mrs. James L. Raymond, 

X. G. Stark, 

Mrs. X. G. Stark, 

J. Lawrence Raymond, 

Mr. Nathan S. Newbury, 

Mrs. X. S. Newbury and < 

Mr. Carleton E. Jewett, 

Mrs. Lucy Abby, 

Helen Jewett, 

Mary E. C. Stark, 

Mr. Beebe, 



Providence. R. E 
Schenectady, X. Y. 
Xorth Plain, Conn. 
Westmoreland. X. Y. 
Providence, R. E 
North Lyme, Conn. 
Xorth Lyme, Conn. 
New London, Conn. 
New London, Conn. 
Montville, Conn. 
West Hartford. Conn. 
;on,West Hartford, Conn. 
Xorth Lyme, Conn. 
Chester, Conn. 
Xorth Lyme, Conn. 
Chester, Conn. 
East Haddan, Conn. 




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