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Full text of "A brief genealogical history of Robert Starkweather of Roxbury and Ipswich, Massachusetts : who was the original American ancestor of all those bearing the name of Starkweather, and of his son, John Starkweather, of Ipswich, Mass. and Preston, Conn., and of his descendants in various lines, 1640-1898"

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CARLTON LEE STARKWEATHER, M. D. 



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a briee 
GENEALOGICAL HISTORY 



OF 



ROBERT STARKWEATHER 



OF 



ROXBURY AND IPSWICH, /MASSACHUSETTS 



WHO WAS THE 



ORIGINAL AMERICAN ANCESTOR OF 
ALL THOSE BEARING THE NAME OF 

STARKWEATHER 

A.ND OF HIS SON" 

JOHN STARKWEATHER 

OF 

IPSWICH, MASS. AND PRESTON, CONN. 

AND OF 

HIS DESCENDANTS IN VARIOUS LINES 

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CARLTON LEE STARKWEATHER, M. D. 

OCCOQUAN, VIRGINIA 

1904 



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PREFACE 

Several years ago the subject of the relationship of 
certain Starkweathers claimed our attention and caused 
us to pursue some investigation. Facts began to accu- 
mulate and the idea of giving them permanence in a 
book which could be preserved for coming generations, 
presented itself to us. Having a limited idea of these 
things and but little time, the progress of the work was 
necessarily slow, and it is with a keen pang of regret 
that we publish this book without its being a more 
complete work. 

Those of the family who have kindly answered inquir- 
ies will please accept our thanks and the feeling of 
charity may be extended to a diffident or hostile few who 
have made no reply. 

That this book is as complete as it is, especial 
acknowledgment is due to Rev. Frank Palmer of Nor- 
wich, Conn., who has proven a great many dates and has 
given kindly suggestions and friendly aid. 

Believing the work to be as correct as could be 
obtained by ordinary diligence, and desiring a lenient 
judgment for any unintentional mistakes that may 
appear, the record is now presented. 

C. L. S. 

OCCOQUAN,Va. 



INTRODUCTION 

Robert Starkweather, our first American ancestor, is 
supposed to have been born in Wales or Scotland, and 
to have come to America from the Isle of Man. 

Savage speaks of him and some of his family in his 
"New England Genealogical Dictionary," and he is 
mentioned also in the -Genealogical Register of the 
First Settlers of New England " by Farmer. Traces of 
this family can be found in other works, but nothing 
definite is known of Robert Starkweather before he came 
to this country. It is also unknown to us whether the 
surname "Starkweather" is to be found among the 
family names obtaining in Great Britain. Perhaps he 
was, like many others of those days, compelled in his 
desperation to change his name for political or religious 
reasons, and if such was the case, he seems to have 
taken a name that means a perfect change of condition. 
Whether or not he had read Ben Jonson's and Bacon's 
works and agreed with them, or whether he happened 
on the name, time may tell. The quotations below at 
least offer a fair suggestion for the choice : 

" Consider, first, the stark security 
The commonwealth is now." 

— B. Jons on. 

» It is a reverend thing to see a castle not in decay ; how much more 
to behold an ancient family which have stood against the waves and 
weathers of time." Bacon. 



EXPLANATION. 

The figures of the column on the left hand side of the 
page are the numbers for each individual from number 
one up to the highest number, each Starkweather hav- 
ing a distinct and personal number. By this plan any 
one can trace his branch of the family forward or back- 
ward at pleasure. 

When there is a cross X between the number and the 
name, it denotes that the author has been unable to get 
data enough to publish, and so has dropped that person 
from further mention in this edition. 

The index in the back part of the book gives the 
Christian name of all the Starkweathers mentioned; 
also the names of all those who have married into the 
Starkweather family. 



FIRST GENERATION 

1. Robert Starkweather, b. in Wales, Scotland, 
on the Isle of Man, settled in Roxbury, Mass., being 
there as early as 1640. He owned land in that place 
and according to tradition, also in Boston — a part of 
what is now known as " Cornhill." He eventually 
disposed of his estates in Boston and Roxbury, and 
removed to Ipswich, Mass., where he died. He m. 
Jennet Roberts, dau. of John Roberts of Roxbury, and 
all his children were born there. 

(Remember that in the olden days, i. e., until Septem- 
ber, 1752, the year began with March as its first month, 
and that all prior dates are in old style). In 1643, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Starkweather, was baptized, 
" month 5, day 23 " (church record), 23 July (town 
record), in Roxbury. In 1644, Lidea, dau. of Robert 
Starkweather, was born, 23 June (town record), in Rox- 
bury. In 1646, John, son of Robert Starkweather, was 
baptized, " month 6, day 2 " (church record), in Rox- 
bury. In 1648, Deborah, dau. of Robert Starkweather, 
was baptized, "month 6, day 27 " (church record), in 
Roxbury. 

The Rev. John Elliot's record of church members of 
Roxbury, gives (without date) " Jenet Starkweather, 
the wife of Robert Starkweather." Her admission is 
prior to 1644, as is determined by minutiae of one sort 
or another in the record. This same church record 
gives also, under date 1636, the following: "John 
Roberts, he came to New England in this year; he 
brought w th him his aiged mother, wife and seven chil- 
dren: Thomas and Edward, sons; Elizabeth, Margery,. 
Jenet, Alee, Lidea, Ruth, Deborah, daughters; he 
was one of the first fruits of Wales, y* came to N. E., 
called to Christ by the ministry of y* Revend and worthy 
instrument, M r Wroth." Under date, 1645, is read 
'■' month 1 1, day 7, Old Moth r Roberts, a Welch woman, 
she had lived about nine years in this country & dyed 
the hundred and third yeare of her aige. She was above 

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90 years ould w n she left her native country." This was 
under the caption ''Deaths:" " 165 1, month 9, day 27, 
John Roberts dyed of a dropsy." 

(All of the above church records are transcribed from 
the printed copy, as the originals are in sealed packets 
in a safe and not open to public inspection). 

Ellis's " History of Roxbury " which says (page 3) that 
we learn it from John Elliot's diary, states that in" 1645 
toward y e end of y e 1st month (called March) there hap- 
pened.... a dreadful fire in Roxbury streete." This 
may account for the lack of further mention of Robert 
Starkweather in Roxbury records. 

In the Suffolk County Registry there is recorded a 
deed of sale of a house and land 18 Dec, 165 1, in Rox- 
bury, Mass., obtained from his father-in-law, Roberts, 
by Robert Starkweather of Ipswich, Mass. 

We excerpt the following from Ipswich Town Records : 
" At a meeting of the 7 men the 6th (8) 1654, Liberty is 
granted to Robert Starkweather to run a fence in the 
lyne betweene us and Wennam." " April 16, 1655. It 
was ordered that ' Goodman Starkweather shall have 
the herbage of such Comon Land as lyeth neare Wen- 
ham line, so long as he shall keep a comon heard of 
young Cattle for this Townes use, and it is agreed that 
Goodman Starkweather shall constantly find a careful 
keeper to follow the said Cattle, who shall have such 
allowance as the seven men shall think meet. And may 
sett up such fences upon the sd Comon Lands as shall 
be necessary or useful for the benefit of the said heard.' ' 
" Att a Towne meeting the 17th of November, 1673. 
where as sundry ^'sons for their ^'ticular advantage, are 
redye to entertain into their houses or to lett out Land 
or tenements to such fTsons as are no way desirable, and 
may prove burdensome in severall respects to this 
Towne, for the prevention whereof, it is ordered that 
no ^'son inhabitting in this Towne, or the bounds thereof 
shall suffer any stranger coming from other Townes to 
continue or live more than one week in his owne dwell- 
ing house, or any tenement of his, or whereof he hath 
the disposing, under the penalty of twenty shillings for 
every weeke he shall suffer any such fTson to continue 
or abyde in any of his possessions, to be distrained by 

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the Constable, by order of the Selectmen unlesse such 
$'son doe give satticefaction and security of there hon- 
estie and abillity to the Selectmen or the major p 4 of 
them at a full meeting, and obtaine their license to be 
entered in the Towne book for the entertaining of such 
^'sons, fTvyded allways this order, shall not restrain 
any of the inhabitants for entertaining any of their 
friends or relations that come to vissit them, at there 
owne dwellinghouses or household servants that are 
single ^'sons. 

Edward Bragg doe acknowledge himself, his heirs, 
and executors to stand bound to the treasurer of the 
County in the sum of fiftie pounds. The condition is 
that he the sd Edward Bragg shall save, and keep 
harmles the Towne from any charge that shall or may 
come upon the Towne by his entertaining of Robert 
Starkweather, and his family into the Towne." 

Witness his hand 
"Witness: John Whipple, Robert Lord, themarkeof 

Edward X Bragg." 

(This last record tells a tale of extreme poverty, also 
that Robert Starkweather, after his original entry into 
the town, removed and so lost his rights as an inhabi- 
tant, as well as his alleged wealth). 

"The Towne meeting, the ioth February, 1673. 
Robert Starkweather desired in a paper to have liberty 
to hould the house of Tho : Perrin, and little Neck, for 
seven years &c. as is exprest in his paper. Wich was 
granted he agreeing with Thomas Perrin about his 
interest." 

" Att a meeting of the Selectmen the 24 of March 
16^-f. greed with Robert Starkweather to keepe the 
flock of sheepe at the Neck from the first of Aprill, till 
the middle of November, he to pay for any sheepe 
killed by leaveingout in the night, or kild in the daytime, 
and to have for his wages seaven shillings y weeke, to 
be payd by the owners of the sheepe, he to looke ear- 
fully, to dog them when there is need. Those that pay 
in malt to pay it at either Capt. Appletons or Cornett 
Whipples, and those that pay in other come, to pay it 
at Cornett Whipples, for his use. He to dense the pen 
once a month, and in wett wether to remove them into 

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a pen of five rayles, he lodgeing by them when foulded 
there, those that shall not pay as aforesayd by the last 
of February to pay halfe soe much more, being 
demanded. 

the marke of 

Robert X Starkwether." 
(The " Little Neck " is said to be common land, never 
sold to any one ; the proceeds of its use are now applied 
to the support of the town schools). 

" Att a meeting of the Selectmen the 21th of Decem- 
ber 1674. The Selectmen granted liberty to Decon 
Pengry concerning the Little Neck & Perrins house the 
like liberty that Robert Starkweather had for seven yeare 
the administratix haveing asigned it over to him." 

In Essex County Probate at Salem, Mass., there is 
on file '* An Inventory of the goods of Robert Stark- 
weather taken novembar 1674. 

£—s—d 

The House And barne and fensing to it 12-0-0 

In Corne 13-0-0 

In Hemp 02-10-0 

thre Lods of Haye 01-8-0 

In swine 02-5-0 

thre sheepe 01-0-0 

A. Cheest. and. the linen in it 03-0-0 

And all His Weering cloose 04-17-8 

A : pere of Shoose 00-04-0 

A. Beed and all the things belong to it 07-00-0 

A. Beed and and all the things to it 03-00-0 

A sword And beelt 01-00-0 

In Brass and puetter 00-15-0 

and all othor Housol stoff 03-13-0 

two bushells of Hem : p : seed 00-8-0 

His toouls about His tread 00-12-0 

A: Hachell 00-10-0 

4 Beed: cords 00-12-0 

A plou and A sise 00-14-0 

two yockes and Beetell rings 00-05-6 

A: sadell 00-06-0 



Edward Brag 
Sargen perkins 

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Nathaniell Tredwell 
prised the A : bouf 
said goods 



Deets. that Robord Starckwether : osse : 

£— a— d 

To Mr kimbole of boston 01-0-9 

To Mr Wainright i-5~7^ 

To Edward Brag ajt ond twent pond 28-5-0 

To Thomas knolten sene 00-8-0 

To Benedick polsefor 00-10-0 

To Edward brag 01-07-0 

To Sargeen perkins 00-05-0 

To Mr. Ellsen of Charls tound 03-0-0 

To Isack purkinse 00-12-0 

To good man broges 00-11-0 

To jems kinge 00-14- 

To Mr goodhou 00-08 y=j 

To Nathaniell pipor 00-03 ° 

To Robord perse 00-0 u 

To Thomas knolten inner 00- ** 

To sargen Clarck 00 

This inventory is endorsed on the back as follows : — 
44 Jennett Starkweather Administratrix & this Inventory 
vpon oath to be a full & true Inventory of the estate 
of her late Husband Robert Starkweather in court held 
@ Ipswick the 4th of 9 bar 1674. As attest Robert 
Lord cleric." 

(This inventory is all there is in Essex Probate con- 
cerning any Starkweather. There is no other record 
whatsoever, not even as to when administration was 
granted to the widow, Jenet Starkweather). 

The following record is the only one extant of any 
land in America ever owned by Robert Starkweather: 
" Know all men by theise p r esents that I, Robert Stark- 
weather of Ipswich : in New England husbandmen for 
a certajne valluable Consideration by me in hand 
Receaved before the delivery hereof have GivenGraunted 
bargained and sould and by these p'sents doe Bargaine 
Sell Give Graunt enfoeffe & confirme vnto willjam 
Healy of Roxbury husbandman one dwelling house 
scittuate and being in the sajd Roxbury and in the 



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tenure and occupation of him the sajd Willjam together 
with a garden and orchard therevnto belonging Con- 
tayning more or lesse halfe an acre bounded by Cap' 
Prichards yard eastward west & north by the garden of 
him the sajd willjam Healy and South by the street y* 
goes by the old mill howse all which dwelling howse 
orchard and garden being lately given and graunted to 
me by my father John Roberts I doe hereby ffully freely 
and effectually make ouer & Confirme to the sajd wil- 
ljam Healy to be to him the sajd W m Healy his heires 
and Assignes foreuer to his and their owne propper 
vse and vses together with all and singular the Appur- 
tenances and priviledges therevnto belonging with war- 
ranties against all person or persons laying Clajme to 
the same by any pretence of any title or interest in the 
same from by or Unde r me or by any meanes of mine 
In wittnes whereof! I the sajd Robert Starkweather 
have here vnto sett my hand & seale this 18 day of 
Decembe r 165 1. 

The ma r ke of Robert 2 Starkweather & a seale. 
Sealed & delivered in the p r snce 
of Daniell Brewe r Jn° Thicker. 

Increase Nowell. 

acknowledged the i8L°„ 1651/ 
Entered & Recorded 31 March 1652 

& Edward Rawson Recorde r ." 
■ The children of Robert and Jenet [Roberts] Stark- 
weather, all born in Roxbury, are: — 

2. x. Elizabeth, bapt. 23 July, 1643; untraced. 

3. x. Lydia, born 23 June, 1644; untraced. 

4. John, bapt. 2 Aug., 1646; m. Ann [ ]. 

5. x. Deborah, bapt. 27 Aug., 1648; untraced. 
That there were four other children, and perhaps 

more, according to tradition, is stated in Vol. IV of 
Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary;" we do not know 
on what authority. 



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SECOND GENERATION. 

V 4,. • 2 John Starkweather ^Robert) is the only son 
of Robert and Jeannette [Roberts] Starkweather of 
whom we can get any record. He was b. in Roxbury, 

Mass., and bapt. there 2 Aug., 1646; m. in — Ann 

[ ], who is said by a most improbable tradition to 

be a descendant of the old Narragansett, King Philip. 
She d. in Preston, Conn., in 1727. Their early mar- 
ried life was spent in Ipswich, Mass., from whose 
records we excerpt the following: — 

Ipswich Town-Record, " February 13, 1678. A list of 
the names of those fT sons that have right of comonage 
acording to law & order of this Towne. 
Starkweather 

for Appleton." 

(This memorandum is also in "The Commoners 
Record," which contains the following: — 

11 1702. List of persons who have right to Comonage: 

1. Lt. Coll. Jn° Appleton 

2 d . by his Father's entry to y e house Starkweather 
lived in Anno 1678.") 

"May the 21st 1688. John Starkweather chosen 
keeper of the pound who shall have for his paines 
according to former usage." 

The next choice of pound-keeper on record is : — 

" Att a meeting of y e Select March 16 th 169I 

And Tho 8 Fossey is appoynted Pound Keeper for 

this year, who shall have two pence per head for horses 
& grown cattle, but for calves sheep & swine shall have 
but one peny per head in money, for his paines & care 
therein." 

The first Preston, Conn., mention of John Stark- 
weather is: — "1694 Agust 26 wee hose Names are 
under ritten doe thanck fully exsept of Capt. masons 

gift of Land .John Starkwether" (among 

others). 

That gift of land was probably his beginning in life, 
and John Starkweather must have had strong qualities 

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to have become the public man that he did, starting, 
as he seems to have done, in such poverty. 

On 22 Aug., 1698, John Starkweather was chosen a 
"list gatherer," as well as on 27 May, 1700; on 26 
Dec, 1700, and on 8 Dec, 1701, he was chosen a 
" fence-viewer;" on Jan'y 5, 1698, and on Dec. 30, 1702, 
he was chosen a "select man;" he was one of the 
three " selectmen " of Preston who in 1698 petitioned 
the Legislature of Connecticut to establish a church 
in the town; the 29th day of Dec, 1699, he and 
Hopestill Tyler were chosen to "lay out the Bur- 
ing place," it being "one acre of the ministry land;" 
the 8th day of Dec, 1701, he and John Parke and Wil- 
liam Billings were chosen " to take the ackount of the 
areredgs of dets in the towne;" the 24th day of Dec, 
1702, he was chosen one of three "to dauid the Law 
books acording to the List;" on the 30th day of Dec, 

1702, he was chosen one of " a comiti to setle a schole 
in towne acording to Law;" and again on the 3d day 
of Feb'y, 170-f he("M r Starkweather," a title ever 
applied to him in the town-records) and " goodman 
branch, goodman Gears and goodman Lenerson " are 
chosen a committee to see that the meeting-house be 
finished. 

John Starkweather represented the town of Preston 
in the Legislature in 1702. He d. in Preston 21 Aug., 

1703. A rude slab, inscribed I. S., in the Preston city 
burying-ground marks his grave. 

"Mrs. Anna Starkweather" was received into full 
communion 14 April, 1706, by the church (Congregation- 
al) in the South Society of Preston (i. e. the now Preston 
City church). Said Anna, the church records show, 
was disciplined 5 Oct., 1709 "for her being faulty by 
lying and obstinate therein." She confesses 28 Feb'y, 
171 1, and is. forgiven by the church. 

The New London, Conn., Probate records and files 
show the following: — 

Preston August 30, 1703 wee hose Names are under 
written having taken the invatary of Mr. John Stark- 
waber desaced. The Inventory of the Estate of Mr. 
John Starkwather deceased August 21, 1703. 



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£ s d 


The house and belonging to it 


135-00-00 


The other part of the farm which 




is about a hundred and forten acres 


60-00-00 


Seven Cowes & five calves 


19-05-00 


Two three year ould seres 


5-10-00 


Four Yearlings 


4-00-00 


Two Oxen 


8-00-00 


A black mare 


4-00-00 


A great sorriled mare 


2-10-00 


A two yere ould.mare 


4-00-00 


A Coult 


I-IO-OO 


Fourteen Swine 


7-00-00 


A fether bed and boulster 


4-10-00 


Another fether bed and boulster 


3-00-00 


Two flock beads and boulster 


I-IO-OO 


Three pillows 


-06-00 


Fower streaked coverlids 


3-00-00 


Fower ould coverlids 


-12-00 


Five sheets 


I-IO-OO 


Two fine sheets 


1-04-00 


A fine table cloth 


-05-00 


Two pillow cases 


-06-00 


Three Napkins and a towel 


-04-00 


A small Table cloath and nin Napkins 


-06-00 


A seut of Curtins 


-12-00 


A Wanscutt Bedsted and cord 


-12-00 


Another high bedsted and cord 


-08-00 


Another bedsted 


-02-06 


Another bedsted 


-02-00 


A reed sader Chest 


-07-00 


A seal skin trunk 


-18-00 


A small cubard 


-15-00 


A small box 


-04-00 


Another box 


-01-00 


Two small tables 


-08-00 


Another small box 


-01-00 


A great cheare 


-04-00 


Six small chairs 


-06-00 


Two Coshins 


-01-00 


One coshin 


-01-06 


Three ould spyiing wheels 


-06-00 


Two barrils 


-04-00 



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A rundlit and tunnell 

A ould Churn 

A firkin 

Trayes and trouses 

Two tan troues 

Ould tubs and celers 

Five payels 

A half bushel 

A half peck 

Two chese fates 

Three woden dishes 

A dusen trenchers 

Three Corn Sives 

Two Male sives 

A iron pot and hooks 

A payer of andirons 

A tramell 

A spit 

A gridiron 

A payer of tongs 

A fire shovel 

A iron candellstick 

A chafing dish 

A small hetchell 

Two smothering irons 

A great brass Cittle 

A little brass cittle 

A litter cittle 

A skillet 

A brass pot 

A warming pan 

Three puter platters 

Three platters 

One platter 

Four plates 

Four porringers and sauser 

Two basons 

A Flagin 

A small pott 

A Copper pott 

A Brass candellstick 

Two Earthen platters and a saltseller 

20 



£ s d 
-02-00 
-02-00 
-OI-06 
-O4-OO 
-O5-OO 
-O4-06 
-O4-OO 
-O2-0O 
-OO-08 
-OO-06 
-OI-06 
-OI-O3 
-O3-OO 
-OI-00 
-12-00 
-I2-00 
-O5-OO 
-O2-06 
-02-00 
-O3-OO 
-OI-OO 
-OI-OO 
-OO-08 
-02-00 
-02-00 
-I4-OO 
-O5-OO 
-OI-06 
-02-00 
-O7-OO 
-l6-00 
-I8-00 
-I2-00 
-O3-OO 
-O5-O4 
-O3-O4 
-O3-OO 
-O5-OO 
-02-00 
-O5-OO 
-15-00 
-OI-06 



Starkweather Genealogy 





£ s d 


Six judges 


-06-00 


One judge 


-02-00 


A Earth porinjer cup musterd pot 


-OI-OO 


Nine spones 


-OI-O9 


A payer of shears 


-OI-O6 


A payer of stilyards 


-I4-OO 


A Lucking glass 


-IO-OO 


A gunn 


2-00-00 


A sword 


-08-00 


A Cloak 


2-00-00 


A cloathe coate 


I -OO-OO 


A payer of stuf britches 


-I2-00 


A damask westcut 


-I8-00 


A hatt 


-l6-00 


Two shirts 


-IO-OO 


Two Neckcloathes 


-02-06 


A paier of shoes and stockins 


-05-00 


Two sides of Lether 


2-I0-00 


A chamber pott 


-O3-OO 


A friing pan 


-OI-06 


Huckes and whell for ropes 


1 _oi-oo 


A iron hare 


-O4-OO 


Book binders touls 


-I4-OO 


Money scales 


-O6-OO 


A great oager 


-O4-OO 


Another oager 


-OI-06 


A small oager 


-02-06 


A sledge 


-O3-OO 


A sledge 


-OO-O8 


A great gimblet 


-OI-06 


A broad chisel 


-OI-OO 


A mortis chisel 


-O3-OO 


A drawing knife 


-O3-OO 


A round shave 


-OI-OO 


A Trouell 


-OI-OO 


A spiteing iron 


-OI-OO 


A jointer 


-OI-OO 


A fore plane 


-OI-OO 


A rabit plane 


-OI-OO 


Turning toules 


-I5-00 


A heding chisell 


-OI-O3 


A tile and pliers* 


-OI-OO 


An ax 


-O3-OO 



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£ s d 

A payer of fetters -04-00 

A reule -01-06 

Betle and wedges -n-00 

Hors harness -07-00 

ould iron -01-00 

In flax -10-00 

Baskets -02-00 

Cart and wheles and hopes and boxes and pins 

and washers 2-08-00 

Chaine -08-00 

Cleve and pin -03-06 

A fork -02-00 

A fork -01-06 

A fork -00-06 

Plow and irons -03-06 

Yoke and irons -03-00 

Threemale bags -09-00 

A hatchet -01-00 

in woll 1-12-00 

a Slead -02-00 

Yoke irons -02-00 

A bible -08-00 

A marter book -01-06 

Mr. Diers book -01-06 

sada huesaucis -08 

A Raizer -01-00 

Two sickles -02-06 

In Indian Corn 4-00-00 

In barley 1-00-00 

In Oates 05-00 

The house and orchard and improvement with 

ninety acres of land 135-00-00 

And another percell of land one hundred and 

fourteen acres 60-00-00 

joining to the former and Devided as followeth begin- 
ning at a white oak tree standing by the town pound 
and so runing easterly about twenty sevin roods to a 
white oak tree and then runing a strait line to a Roci 
in Thomas Starkweathers orchard and then runing to a 
white oak stadell standing by a brook. 

Jonathan Tracy 
John Parke 
Thomas Stanton." 
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"Mr. Jonathan Tracy appeared at a Prerogative 
Court in New London Sept. 22, 1703 and made Oath 
that he together with John Parke & Thomas Stanton 
have made a true apprizment of the Estate of Mr. John 
Starkweather according to the best of his knowledge 

and Judgm 1 . . ni 

Test George Denison Clerk. 
" Mrs. Ann Starkwether appeared at a Prerogative 
Court held in New London Septemb22d 1703 and made 
oath that she hath given a true presentment of the 
Estate of her deceased husband aforesaid to the 
apprizers according to ye best of her knowledge and if 
anything further appear considerable it shall be aded to 

this Inventory. 

Test George Denison Clerk. 

On one side of the above document the Judge of 
Probate has written the following statement, but evi- 
dently the ages given are merely approximate : — 

" The names & ages of ye children, 

Thomas Starkweather aged 26 years. 

Timothy 22 

John 2 i 

Robert 18 

Richard 1 5 

Mary 14 

Lydia 12 " 

Administration on the estate was granted to his 
widow Ann and son Robert 23 Sept., 1703 ; to Ann and 
son Richard (" Robert being dead ") 5 June, 1706. Dis- 
tribution is ordered 8 Nov., 1709, the dau. Mary at this 
last date being "Mary Stanton." In May, 1712, Timo- 
thy received his portion, as is shown by a disposition 
by his widow Mehetable on record in Vol. Ill, Preston 
Deeds. The final settlement was made in June, 1722, 
and receipts (recorded in Preston) given by Thomas, 
John, and Lydia, the wife of Andrew Lester. 

Administration was granted Thomas Starkweather 
on his mother's (Ann's) estate n July, 1 727, she being 
" of Preston deceased." 

x The children of John and Ann [ ] Starkweather, 

all born in Ipswich probably, are : — 

6. Thomas, b. about 1677 ; m. Patience [ ]. 

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7. Timothy, b. about m. Mehitable Fenner, dau. 

of Lieut. -Gov. Thomas and Dinah [Borden] 
Fenner. 

8. John, b. in Ipswich, Mass., 16 Sept., 1680; m. Mary 

Herrick, dau. of Ephraim and Judith [ ] 

Herrick. 

9. x. Robert, b. in Ipswich, Mass., 12 Nov., 1684; d. 
'■"j**"! unmarried in 1705. 

10. Richard, b. in Ipswich, Mass., 25 Dec, 1686; m. 

Mary Plumer, dau. of Francis and Mary [Eli- 
thorpe] Plumer. 

11. Mary, b. about 1689; m. John Stanton, son of John 

and Hannah [Thompson] Stanton. 

12. Lydia, b. about 1693 ; m. Andrew Lester, son 

Andrew and [Avery?] Lester. 



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THIRD GENERATION. 

6. 3 Thomas Starkweather ( 2 John, Robert) was 

the eldest son of John and Ann [ ] Starkweather, 

and born probably in Ipswich, Mass., about 1677; m. 

in 1 Patience ; d. in Preston, Conn., 

3 April, 1 75 1, where he seems to have lived for many 
years, and his gravestone, which is in the Preston city 
burying ground, states that his death occurred in his 
82d year. He was a land owner in Preston as early as 
1702, as appears from the following extract from the 
Town Record : — 

" 1702 December 24, Legally warned and the metting 
was adjorned from the metting hous to Decon fobes his 
house and it was voted that all those persons which 
Now have Land of there own in this Town shall be 
Recorded inhabitants of this Town whose Names ar as 
followeth — 

John Starkwather, Thomas Starkwather " (among 
others). His wife, Patience, was received into full com- 
munion 4 Apr., 1708, by the Preston (South Society) 
church. His will was presented in the Probate Court 
held at Norwich, Conn., 27 April, 175 1 , and is as 
follows : — 
" In the name of God Amen: This 31st Day of March 

1744. 
I Thomas Starkewether of Preston in y e County of 
New London & Colony of Connecticut in New Eng- 
land: Being weak of Body and under the Infirmities of 
old age but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be 
given unto God. Therefore Calling to mind the Mor- 
tality of my Body and knowing y* it is appointed for all 
men once to Die : Do make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment. And principally and first of all I give and Be- 
queath my Soul into y e Hands of God that gave it and 
my Body I recommend to y e Earth to be be Buried 
Decently at y e Discretion of my Executor nothing 
doubting but at y e General Reasurection I shall receive 
y 6 Same again by the mighty Power of God. And as 
touching Such Worldly Estat wherewith it hath pleased 

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God to Bless me with in this life after my Just Debts 
are paid I give and Dispose of the Same in the follow- 
ing manner and form — 

Imprimis. I give unto my beloved Wife Patience 
one half of all my movable Estate to be at her Dispose 
forever and y e Use and Improvement of the best Room 
in my Dwelling House together with y e half of all my 
Lands so long as She Continues my Widow and no 
Longer for if she marries again have given in lieu 
thereof otherwise. — 

Item. I Give unto my Son Robert one Hundred 
Pounds [at y e now Vallue of Old Tenor Bills of Public 
Credit] to be paid out of this my Estate by my Execu- 
tor within one year after my Death unto y e Reverend 
•Ebenezer Ponderson of Groton whom I make Choice of 
for an oversear of my Said Son and to take care of S d 
Sum of money and put it out to use for him and let him 
have of it from time to time as he shall justly stand in 
need and if my Said Son Shall not live to Spend the 
Said Som then what is left shall be divided Equally 
amongst my Daughters hereafter mentioned: — 

Item. I Give unto my Son Benniah out of this my 
Estate Five Pounds Old Tenor Bills as above Said by 
my Executor within two years after my Death and and 
that with what he has allready had is y e whole of his 
portion out of my Estate. 

Item. I Give out of this my Estate to my Daugh- 
ter Patience Twenty Pounds at y e Vallue of Old Tenor 
Bills as above to be paid within two Years after my 
Death By my Executors that with what she hath had is 
y e whole of her Portion out of my Estate: — 

Item. I Give to my Daughter Jerusha out of this 
my Estate twenty Pounds old Tenor Bills in y e aforesaid 
Vallue to be paid by my Executor within two Years 
after my Death which is the whole of Her Portion with 
what She 8 had: — 

Item. I Give unto my Daughter Prudence twenty 
Pounds Old Tenor Vallue as afores out of this my 
Estate to be paid by my Executor within two years 
after my Death and that with what She has had is y e 
whole of her Portion out of my Estate : — 

Item. I Give unto my Daughter Silence out of 

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this my Estate Twenty Pounds in y e Vallue above S d 
to be paid by my Executor within two Years after my 
Death and that with what She hath had is y e whole of 
her Portion out of my Estate : — 

Item. I Give unto my Daughter Zipporah out of 
this my Estate twenty Pounds in y e Vallue above S d to 
be paid by my Executor within two Years after my 
Death and that with what She hath had is y e whole of 
her Portion out of my Estate : — 

Item. I Give unto my Grand Daughter Sarah 
Daughter of my Son Thomas Dec 4 out of this my 
Estate one Hundred Pounds Old Tenor Bills in Vallue 
above Said to be paid by my Executor when She arives 
at Eighteen Years old or Marries : But if She will not live 
with my Exec" as above S d Then my Will is that She 
Shall have but five Pounds of y e above S d Vallue old 
Tenor: — 

Item. I give unto my Son Daniel all my Lands 
Housings & movable Estate that I have not allready 
Given away to be at his Dispose for Ever Whom I Do 
make my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testa- 
ment Revoking all other Wills and Bequeaths Ratify- 
ing of this and only this to be my Last Will and Testa- 
ment. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
Hand and Seal the Day and Year above Set Down. 

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declar 4 
by y e Said Thomas Starke- 
wether to be his last Will 
and Testament in pres- 
ence of 



his 

Thomas X Starkwether [seal] 

mark 



John Cook 
John Cook Jun r 
Ruth Cook." 

His inventory which amounts to £3890-13-0 is as 
follows: — 

" A True Inventory of all and Singular y e Goods 
Chatties and Lands of M r Thomas Starkwether late of 
Preston Dec* as taken by us the Subscribers the 23 rd 
Day of April A D 175 1, is as followeth : — 



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£. s. D. 
In Cash thirty Six Pounds Old Tenor 36-00-00 

To a Coat .£15-0-0 to a Blew and white Mixed 

Coat £12 27-00-00 

To a Great Coat £1-15 To an Duroy Jacket 

10/ 1- 1 5-00 

To an all-Wool-Jacket 15/ To a pair Woolen 

Breeches 15/ 1-10-00 

To a Hat £1-10-0 To flannel Shirts £2 9-10-00 

To Two pair of Stockens£ 1-5-0 To a Gun £"12 13-5-00 
To a Cane £1- To two new Pewter Platters 

£3-10 4-10-0 

To a Pewter Bason £1-10-0 to a Pewter Bason 

15/ 2-5-0 

To a Tancard £1-10 to a Pewter Plate 5/ two 

Porrengers 18/ 2-13-0 

To a Quart-pot 10/ old Pewter 6/ To a Tin 

Tunnel 3/ 19-0 

To a Brass Kittle £10- a warming pan £"3 13-0-0 

To a Brass Candle-stick £1-10 To a Iron Pot 

and Hooks £2-10 4-0-0 

To an Iron Kittle £1-15 an Iron Bason £1-5 3-0-0 
To a Frying Pan £1-10 To an Iron Skillet 18/ 2-8-0 
To a Trammel £1-8 to Tongs and fire Shovel 

£1-12 3-°-o 

To a Feather-Bed Bolster and Pillow £30 30-0-0 

To a New Coverled £4-To 2 Blankets £4- 8-0-0 

To a Bedsted £3- 3-0-0 

To a Feather-Bed Bolster and Pillow 25-0-0 

To a Coverled £3-10 To a Coverld £1-15 5~5-o 

To a two Bed Blankets £6-a Sute of Curtains 

£15- 21-0-0 

To a Bed Sted and Cord £2- 2-0-0 

To a Fether Bed and Bolster £22- To a Cover- 
led £3- 25-0-0 
To a Coverled £1-15- to a Blanket £1-5- to a 

pair of sheats £1-10 4-10-0 

To a Pair of Sheats £4- to a pair Sheats £2 6-0-0 

To one Sheat £1-10- to a pair of Sheats £1-15 3-5-0 
To a pair of Sheats £3-a Trundle Bedstead and 

Cord £1-10 4-10-0 

To an old Bed £10- Coverled £2-10- a Cover- 
led £1- 13-10-0 

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£ S. D. 

To a Woolen Blanket £$- a Bedsted and Cord 

;6i-io 4-10-0 

To a Carv d Cubbard £4- to a Pine Chest £1-10 5-10-0 
To an old Chest 15/ To a Table 10/ 1-5-0 

To a Great Chair £1-5- three Chairs £2-5 3-10-0 

Two old Chairs 5/ to three Pails and a Pigen 

£1-14 1-19-0 

To two Cedar Tubs £1-10- to a half Bushel 12/ 2-2-0 
To Seven Trays £2- 10- to a Great Wheal £1-10 4-0-0 
To a foot Wheal 5/ to a Hetchel £2 7-0-0 

To a Looking Glass £2- Eight Barrels and a 

half Barrel £8 1 0-0-0 

To a twelve Pounds of Coverled Yarn £3 3-0-0 

To a Cow-Hide £3- four Iron hooks £1 6-0-0 

To a Plow & Irons ^4-To an Iron Tooth-Har- 
row £12 16-0-0 
To a Cart and Wheels with Hoops and Boxes 1 0-0-0 
To a Grind-Stone £2-10- three axes £6 8-10-0 
Two Axes ^i-10-To a Slead £3 4-10-0 
To a Chain £$- Beetle Rings and Wedges £1-14 6-14-0 
To a Drawing-Knife 10/ Trhee Hows -£3-10 4-0-0 
Two Augers £1- an Adds £1-10- a Gouge and 

Chissel 10/ 3-0-0 

To a Plain-Stock and Irons £2- old Plow-Irons £1 1-2-0 
To two Syths ^4-10-to Sythe-tackling £2- a 

Iron Dog 6/ 6-6-0 

To a Pitchfork 15/T0 a Chain ^3-a Gimblet 5/ 4-0-0 
To a Sadie & Bridle ^7-10-an Old Sadie £0:10 8-0-0 
To a Pannel and Cloth ^6-10-three Iron Hooks 

£1-10 8-0-0 

To 2 Bags ^i-10-To a Yoak and Irons £1-10- 

Cleve & Pin 10/ 3-10-0 

To a Gray Mare ^40-to a Brown Colt £30 70-00-0 
To a pair of Oxen ^100-To a Brown Cow and 

Calf £35 135-°-° 

To two Red white-Back Cows and Calves £66 66-0-0 
To a Red Cow ^30-to a White-Back Heffer £18 48-0-0 
To a Speckl d Heffer £i5-to a Two Year old 

Bull £S 23-0-0 

To a two year old Heffer £8-two Yearlings £12 20-0-0 
To twenty five Sheep and ten Lambs, 55-0-0 

To a Sow and Nine pigs £14 14-0-0 

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To Seven Swine £49 40-0-0 

To 100 foot of Pine Boards 2-10-0 

To the Farm with y e Buildings Orcharding and 

the appurtenances thereto Belonging 3000-0-0 

The children of Thomas and Patience [ JStark- 

weather, all born in Preston probably are : — 

13. x. Elizabeth, b. in Preston, Conn., — Dec, 1703; 

bapt. 18 July, 1708 in the South Society; d. 
there before 1744, as she is not mentioned in 
her father's will. 

14. x. Patience, b. in Preston, Conn., 27 Jan'y, i7o£; 

bapt. 18 July, 1708 in the South Society; was 
living in 1757, the date of the distribution of 
her brother Robert's estate. 

15. Jerusha, b. in Preston, Conn., 2 March, 170I-; bapt. 

18 July, 1708, in the South Society; m. John 
Park, son of William and Hannah [Frink] Park. 

16. x. Robert, b. in Preston, Conn., i40ct., 1708; bapt. 

in the South Society 4 Apr., 1708 ; d. there un- 
married in 1756. His inventory presented in 
the Norwich Probate Court 31 Dec, 1756, 
amounted to ^"23-4-2: his brother Daniel was 
the administrator. 

17. Thomas, b. in Preston, Conn., 20 July, 1709; m. 

Dinah Galusha. 

18. Prudence, b. in Preston, Conn., 14 Aug., 171 3; 

bapt. in the South Society 7 Feb'y, 17 14; m. 
Benjamin Hutchins. 

19. Benajah, bapt. in the South Society of Preston, 

Conn., 10 July, 1715 ; m. Eunice Clark, dau. of 
Isaac and Miriam [Tracy] Clark. 

20. x. Silence, b. about ; m. 11 Apr., 1737, Oliver 

Rude of Preston, Conn., son of John and Mary 
[Lester] Rude; was living in 1757. 

21. x. Zipporah, b. about ; was living in 1757. 

22. Daniel, bapt. in the South Society of Preston, 

Conn., 15 Feb'y, 1722; m. Mary Geer, dau. of 

John and Zerviah [Geer] Geer. 
' 7. 3 Timothy Starkweather fJohn^Rober^was the 

second child of John and Ann [ ] Starkweather 

and born probably in Ipswich, Mass., about 1679; m. 
in R. I., 18 Oct., 1705, Mehitable Fenner, dau. 

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of Lieut. -Gov. Thomas and Dinah [Borden] Fenner. 
She was b. . Their married life was spent in Pres- 
ton and Stonington, Conn., she joining - the South Soci- 
ety (Congregational) church of the former town 29 Sept., 
1706. He died in Stonington in 1716. His widow mar- 
ried in Preston, 8 Feb'y, 172-f, for her second husband 
Samuel Sterry, being his second wife and is said to have 
married for her third husband Dr. William Blodgett, 
both being residents of Preston. 

The children of Timothy and Mehitable [Fenner] 
Starkweather are : — . 

23. Mehitable, b. in Preston, Conn., 12 Jan'y, 170-f-; m. 

John Birket. 

24. Joseph, b. in Preston, Conn., 8 Oct., 1709; bapt. 

therein South Society 5 Nov.,1710; m. his 
cousin Anna Starkweather, dau. of John and 
Mary [Herrick] Starkweather. 

25..X. Arthur, b. in Preston, Conn., 1 June, 1712; 
bapt. there in South Society 20 July, 17 12; 
was living in Preston in 1734; is said to have 
been killed by lightning ; that is all we know 
about him. 

26. v Mary, b. in Preston, Conn., 6 Mch., 17 if ; bapt. 
there in South Society 29 May, 171 5 ; m. Wil- 
liam Blodgett, son of Dr. William Blodgett of 
Preston, Conn. 
Samuel, mentioned as their child in the " Fenner 

Genealogy;" this is probably an error as is proved by 

the Probate records. 

8. 3 John Starkweather ( 2 John, Robert), the third 

child of John and Ann [ ] Starkweather, was born 

in Ipswich, Mass., 16 Sept., 1680; was m. in Preston, 
Conn., by the Rev. Salmon Treat, the pastor there, 28 
Dec, 1708, to Mary Herrick, dau. of Ephraim and 

Judith [ ] Herrick. His wife was admitted to the 

church in the South Society of Stonington 4 July, 17 14. 
He was admitted to the church in the North Society of 
Preston 11 Nov., 1720; and the records of this latter 
church show "4 Nov. 1762 among ye names of ye 
members of ye church when ye Revr d M r Levi Hart 
settled with us," " ye Wd Mary Starkweather." He d. 

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in 1750; and his wife d. 16 Jan'y, 1786, in Preston aged 
96 years (according to the church record). John Stark- 
weather is said to have been thrown from a horse in 
Roxbury street while on a visit there ; or, according to 
another tradition, while taking a drove of cattle to 
Boston; and to have died there shortly afterwards. 
There is in the Roxbury, Mass., burial-ground a grave- 
stone, whether a headstone or a foot-stone could not be 
determined, though probably the latter, inscribed as 
follows: — 

" M R John 
Starkweather" 

Nothing else than this is cut on the stone, not even 
the year-date. A doubtful family- tradition states that 
the grave of Robert Starkweather, the original emi- 
grant, is near this grave. 

The former is always called "John Starkweather of 
Stonington " in the records of the Preston church, 
where he attended worship; for the reason that his 
lands lay within, as those of his father probably lay just 
across, that re-entrant angle which forms the southern 
boundary of the town of Preston — the so-called N. W. 
corner of Stonington. This section we are inclined to 
think was the hive of the Starkweathers. The follow- 
ing deed is in evidence: — " Mr. James Noyes minister 
of the Gospell in Stonington" sells 21 Apr., 1705, to 
Timothy and John Starkweather of Stonington for 
"£20 in silver money" one hundred acres of "Land 
scituate & Lying in ye bounds of Stonington towards 
the north-West Corner of Said Towne bounds, on the 
East by Land formerly Layd out to Cap 1 John Stanton," 
etc. 

The children of John and Mary [Herrick] Stark- 
weather are: — 

27. Mary, b. in Stonington, Conn., 25 Mch., i7ff ; bapt. 

1 Apr., 171 1 in the church of the South Society 
of Preston ; m. Jeremiah Kinne, son of Thomas 
and Martha [Cox] Kinne. 

28. x. 'Lydia, b. in Stonington, Conn., 29 Jan'y. }7rk\ 

bapt. 13 Apr., 17 12, in Preston (South Society). 



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29.x. Anna, b. in Stonington, Conn., 21 Aug., 171 5; 
bapt. 28 Aug., 171 5 in Preston (South Society) ; 
m. first time her cousin Joseph Starkweather 
(24, whom see) ; m. second time Simeon Ben- 
jamin 22 Jan'y, 174I-, and had in Stonington, 
Elizabeth, b. 5 Nov., 1754; was living in 1760 
in Plainfield, Conn. 

30. x. John, b. in Stonington, Conn., in 1717; bapt. in 

Preston (South Society) 23 Feb'y, 1718; d. 
when very young, some say of small-pox in 
1 72 1. 

31. Samuel, b. in Stonington, Conn., 23 Mch., 17^-; 

bapt. 3 Apr., 1720 in Preston (South Society); 
m. Sarah Purple, dau. of Richard and Hannah 
[Spencer] Purple. 
"' u 32. John, b. in Stonington, Conn., 11 June, 1722 ; bapt. 
17 June, 1722 in Preston (South Society); m. 
first, Jerusha Smith, dau. of Ephraim and 
Hannah [Witter] Smith ; m. second, Elizabeth 
Belcher, dau. of Elijah and Elizabeth [Blake] 
Belcher. 

33. Joel, b. in Stonington, Conn., 20 June, 1724; bapt. 

in Preston' (North Society) 19 July, 1724; m. 
Jane [Campbell] Trumbull, widow of William 
Trumbull. 

34. x. Elizabeth, b. in Stonington, Conn., 23 May, 1726; 

bapt. 26 June, 1726 in Preston (North Society); 
m. in Stonington 24 Sept., 1747, Caleb Rhoads ; 
this is all we know of her. 

35. Robert, b. in Stonington, Conn., 26 Aug., 1728; 

bapt. 13 Oct., 1728, in Preston (North Society) ; 
m. the widow Sarah [Eveleth] Colby, dau. of 

James and Elizabeth [ ] Eveleth. 

36.x. Woodbury, b. in Stonington, Conn., 27 Mch., 
173 1 ; bapt. in Preston (North Society) 16 May, 
1 731; d. unmarried in 1755. The New London 
Probate files give his will as follows: — 

"July The 16 Ad 1755. I give to brther 
Robert Starkwather Ten Pounds old ten nor and 
t Arthur Starkwather all my giners Tools and 
to my brother Ephraim Starkwather All my 
Case and all the Rest that shaul after my dets 

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Are Pay To my mother mary Starkwather and 

I make my brother John Starkweather my 

Exceter. 

Woodbury Starkwather 
Thos Leffingwell 
Nathl Stanton 
Ephraim Jones JaB ." 
His inventory, taken 12 Nov., 1755, amounts 

to £60-13-4. 

37. Ephraim, b. in Stonington, Conn., 1 Sept., 1733; 

bapt. 21 Oct., 1733, in Preston (North Society) ; 
m. the widow Sarah [Lawrence] Carpenter, 
dau. of Capt. Jonathan Lawrence of Rehoboth, 
Mass. 

38. Eunice, b. in Stonington, Conn., 19 Sept., 1735; 

bapt. 16 Oct., 1735, in Stonington (North 
Society) ; m. Abraham Kirby, son of Roger 
and Martha [ ] Kirby. 

IO. 3 Richard Starkweather ( 2 John, Robert), 

the fifth child of John and Ann [ ] Starkweather, 

was born in Ipswich, Mass., 25 Dec, 1686; m. in Pres- 
ton, Conn., 12 Mch., i7fi,Mary Plumer, dau. of Francis 
and Mary [Elithorpe] Plumer. His wife was b. about 
1696, and d. in Preston, Conn., 16 Jan'y, 1786 aged 96 
years. He d. in Preston 16 Mch., 1760. 

Preston's 2 d Book of Deeds shows a deed, recorded 
23 Jan'y, i7o|, as Richard Starkweather's deed given 
by Lieut. Wm, Dennison of Stonington to John Stark- 
weather "of my lands as it lieth with in y e bounds of 

Preston as it is entered in Record in 

Stonington" — the latter phrase showing this tract's 
proximity to the " North West corner" of Stonington. 

Mary [Plumer] Starkweather joined the South Society 
church of Preston 27 Sept., 1724. 

The Norwich Probate District records give his will, 
presented 6 May, 1760, as follows: 

"In the Name of God Amen this nth Day of March 
1760 I Richard Starkweather of Preston in the County of 
New London and Colony of Connecticut being Sick and 
Weak in Body But of a Sound Mind and memory 
thanks be given to God, Therefore Calling to mind the 

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Mortality of my Body and that it is appointed for all 
men Once to Die Do make and Ordain this my last Will 
and Testament. Principally and first of all I Recom- 
mend my Soul into the Hands of God that Gave it 
and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Dea- 
cently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors Noth- 
ing Noubting but at the General Resurection I shall 
Receive y e Same again by the Mighty Power of God 
and as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath 
pleased God to Bless me in This Life withall I Give 
demise and Dispose of the Same in the following man- 
ner and form after my just Debts and funeral Charges 
are paid by my Executors. 

Imprimis : I Give and Bequeath unto my Well Be- 
loved Wife Mary the Improvement of one third part of 
my Real Estate During the time of her Natural Life 
and the Priviledge and Use of the Bigest Room in my 
house and the Chamber Said Room During the Time 

of her Natural Life and a third of the Seller 1 

also Give to my Said Wife the one half of my House 
Hold Goods and one third part of the Rest of my mov- 
able Estate to be at her Dispose forever 

Item : I Give to my Son Elijah about four acres and 
an half of Land Lying North of Land I have before 
Given him Bounded to Run from Said Elijah North East 
Corner about Seventeen Rods and three foot to a Rock 
marked with R : then to run Westerly to the Land of 
John Meex : then Southerly by Said Meexs Land about 
Seventeen Rods and three foot to Said Elijahs Land 
with the Priviledges thereto belonging and that with 
what I have allready Given him to be the whole of his 
Portion out of my Estate. 

Item : I Give to my Son Nathan my Best Coat and 
Jacket and that with what I have allready Given him to 
be the whole of his portion out of my Estate. 

Item : I Give to my Son Jabish One hundred pounds 
Lawfull money to be paid to him within two years after 
my Decease by my Son Jesse : I also Give to my Son 
Jabish my Brown Horse and the Rest of my Cloathing 
that I have not Given away and that with what I have 
allready Given him to be the whole of his portion out of 
my Estate. 

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Item : I Give to my Son Jesse all my Lands with the 
Buildings thereon that I have not all Ready Given away 
to be his forever he paying to my Son Jabish the hun- 
dred pounds I have Given him and also paying what I 
shall further Order : I also Give to my Son Jesse all the 
Rest of my movable Estate that I have not all ready 
Given away to be his forever. 

Item : I Give to my Daughter Olive five pounds to 
be paid to her by my Son Jesse within two years after 
my Decease, and that with what I have allready given 
her to be the whole of her portion out of my Estate. 

Item : I Give to my Daughter Amy the one half of 
my household Goods : I also Give to my Daughter Amy 
thirty pounds Lawfull money to be paid to her by my 
Son Jesse within two Years after my Decease and that 
to be the whole of her portion out of my Estate. 

And I do Constitute and appoint my Loving wife 
Mary and my Son Jesse to be my Executors to this my 
last Will and Testament and I do hereby Disanul and 
Revoke all other Wills and Bequests Ratifying this and 
only this to be my Last Will and Testament. 
" Signed Sealed Pronounced & Declar d 

his 

Richard x Starkweather." 

mark 

by the Said Richard Starkwether 
to be his last Will and Testament 
in presence of 
Samuel Morgan 
Aaron Crery 
Daniel Branch " 

" The Inventory of the Estate of M r Richard Stark- 
wether late of Preston Dec'd as taken by us the Sub- 
scribers this 31" day of March A. D. 1760. 

£ s d 

To a Blew Coat and Jacket £3 a pair of 

Breeches 7/ 3-7-o 

To a Great Coat 15/ to aDewroy Coat & Jacket 

£1.15.0 2-10-0 

To a p r of Leather Breeches 10/ a p r of old 

Breeches 1/6 -11-6 

To a Brown Coat and Jacket £1.8.0 an Old Great 

Coat 4/ 1- 1 2-0 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

£ s d 

To Old Jackets 4/ a Beaver hat 18/ a hollon Shurt 

10/ 1-12-0 

To Linen Shirts 15/ two flannel Shirts 12/ three 

p r of Gloves 4/ 1-1 1-0 

To a p r of Worsted Stockens 7/ three p r of 

Stockins 6/ -13-0 

To a Silk handkerchief 1/ three p r of Shooes 14/6 -15-6 
To Bills of Credit 14/ a Pocket Book iQ d -14-9 

To a Fether Bed Bolster and two pillows £5.19.0 

underbed 5/ 6-0-0 

Bedsted and Cord 9/ a pare of Vallance 3/ -12-0 

To a New Covrled £1.10.0 Two Blankets 15 2-15-0 
To a Fether Bed Bolster and two Pillows £4.4.0 

Underbed 2/6 4-6-6 

Bedsted Cord and Mat 10/ to a Suit of Curtains 12/ 1-2-0 
To a pair of Blankets 14/ a Coverled £ 1 Coverled 4/ 1-1 8-0 
To a Fether Bed Bolster and two pillows £4.6.0 

underbed 9/ 4-15-0 

To a Bedsted Cord and Mat 5/ a Coverled 6/ two 

Brankets 17/ 1-8-0 

To a fether Bed Bolster and two pillows £4. 15.0 

under Bed 2/ 4-17-0 

To 2 Blankets 8/ a Coverled £1 1-8-0 

To an old Bed £2 Bedsted Cord & Mat 7/ 2-7-0 

3 Old Coverled £1. two old Blankets 2/6 1-2-6 

To a Cotten Sheet 1 1/ Eleven pair of Sheets £7 7-1 1-0 
To a p r of Vallance 1/6 Six pair of Pillow Cases 15/6 -17-0 
To Six Table Cloths 18/ Eight Towels 8/6 two 

Chese Cloaths 2/ 1-8-6 

To 5 Pewter platters two Basons and Six plates all 1-17-0 
To 8 Porringers and Seven Spoons 2/ -2-0 

To a Tankard 3/ quart pot 2/6 tunnel and Pepper 

box 8 d -6-2 

To a Tobaccow Box 1/6 9 knives & 8 forks 6/ -7-6 

To 6 Blew and White Earthen plates 6/ 5 Earthen 

plates 2/6 -8-6 

To 4 Earthen Dishes 1/3 three Case Bottles 6/ 

three Bottles 2/ -9-3 

To a Pare of Spectatles and Case 3/ two Looking 

Glass' £1.8 i-n-o 

Two Candlesticks i/4Silliards 8/ a Brass Kittle 18/ 1-7-4 



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Starkweather Genealogy 

£ s d 

To a Warming pan 6/ an Iron Kittle 4/6 an iron 

Kittle 4/ -12-6 

To two Iron Baking pans 6/6 two Iron Basons 6/ 

a Skillet 1/6 -14-0 

To a Grid Iron 3/ Chafing Dish 1/6 two 

trammels 11/ -15-6 

To a pair of hand Irons 1 5/ tongs 5/ fire Shovle 6/ 1-6-0 



£69-2-0 
To a Box Iron 9/ an Old Box and heeters 2/ 

Sheep Sheers 1/ -12-0 

To a pair of Sheers 6 d to Money Scales Box and 

weights 4/ -4-6 

To a French Gun £2 a Gun £1 an Old Gun 3/ 3-3-0 
To a Sword and Belt 10/ an Old Sword 3/ 4 115 of 

Lead 2/ -15-0 

Three Powder horns 2/ a Cartridge Box 1/6 

Iron Greats 1/ -4-6 

To a Chest with Draws £1.5.0 a Chest 12/ a 

Chest & Lock 14/ 2-1 1-0 

To a Chest 10/ an Old Chest 6/ a meal Chest 10/ 

a Table 3/ 1-9-0 

To a Great Chair 6/ thirteen Chairs 13/ to a 

Linen Wheel 9/ 1-8-0 

Two Old Linen Wheels 5/ a Great Wheel 5/ 

a Great Wheel 3/ -13-° 

Two Cedar Tubs 4/ four Small Tubs 8/ a Tunnel 1/6 -13-6 
To a churn 2/ three pails 5/ a Gigen 1/ Eight 

Trays 12/ 1-0-0 

3 Sugar Box 8 3/ two wooden platters 1/6 -4-6 

12 New Wooden Plates 3/ Nine Old Plates 1/ 

two Dishes 1/ -5-0 

To a pair of Small Tongs 3/ half Bushel 3/ 

Rundlet 2/ -8-0 

Two Earthen Juggs 2/ a frying pan 4/ a Great 

Bible 18/ 1-4-0 

To an Old Bible 2/ Nine Bound Books 5/ two 

Baskets 3/6 -10-6 

To a Saddled 1 Two Old Saddle 10/ two Bridles 3/ 1-13-0 
Two Sivs and a Sive Bottom 3/ to a Shoomakers 

Bench and Tools 2/ -15-0 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

£ s d 

To a Loom with all the Tackling belonging 3-15-0 

To 2 Sickles 2/6 to a Cowhide an half 18/ 1-0-6 

To Curreyed Leather 4/ Sole Leather 6/ -10-0 

Two meat Barrels 3/6 24 Cyder bis £3 3-3-6 

To 20 Barrels and Cyder £8. 16.0 three Old Cask3/ 8-19-0 
To a Spoon Mold Lladle and Butten mold 7/ a 

Rasp 8 d -7-8 

To Dear Skins £2 Woolen yarn 5/ to Worsted 2/ 2-7-0 
To Coverled Yarn 13/ two pounds of Wool 1/6 -14-6 
To 5o lb of Flax £1.13.0 a Cross Cut Saw 5/ 1-18-0 

To all the Carpenters Tools £1.3.0 to all the 

Coopers Tools 5/ 1-8-0 

To Mill Tools 9/ Stone hammer 1/ Bridle Bits 1/4 -11-4 
To an Iron Dog <f a Sythe and Tackling 3/6 

Cradle 2/ -6-3 

To Beetle Rings and wedges 3/ to an Iron tooth 

harrow £1.6.0 1-9-0 

To a Cart and Wheels with hoops and boxes 4-5-0 

To a horse Cart and Wheels £1. 18.0 A pair of 

plow Irons 10/ 2-8-0 

To a Set of horse Tackling 12/ two Chairs 14/ 1-6-0 
To Six axes 18/6 to 10 y d8 & }4 of Cloath£3.i8.9 4-17-3 
To a pair of Saddle Bags 6/ two Leather Bags 12/ -18-0 
To a Bag 2/ a Tray 1/6 to an Iron Barr 7/6 -11-0 

To 53 new hoes £7. 19.0 to 22 new hoes £2.15.0 10-14-0 
To a Black Smiths Bellows £1 to an Anvel £3 4-0-0 
To a Vice £1.5.0 a Bick Iron 18/ two Sledges 10/ 2-13-0 
To Sheers 3/ four hammers 7/ four p r of Tongs 9/ -19-0 
To 4 punches 3/ a Shovle 1/ three Chissels 2/ -6-0 

To a p r of Pinchers and Buttons 3/ Seven old files 2/ -5-0 
To 2 pair of New Plow Irons £1.13.0 1-13-0 

To a New Tramel tongs and fire shovle 18/ -18-0 

To a hundr d & half and Seven pound of new Iron 2-14-10 

82-1-4 
To 42 lb of English Steel £1.1.0 g}4 lb of German 

Steel ii/io 1-12-10 

To a Grinstone and Iron Crank £1 Six New Ox 

bows 2/ 1-2-0 

To Ropes 3/6 to an Iron Crank £1.6.0 a Sled 5/ 1-14-6 
To a Wheel and hooks for making Roges 14/a 

Yoke & Irons 4/ -18-0 

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£ s d 

To two Clevis and pins 3/6 three forks 4/6 -8-0 

To 13 Geese 19/6 to Herd Grass Seed 14/ 1-13-6 

To two Oxen £15 to a Cow and Calf £6 21-0-0 

To a Red Cow £4. 10. o to a pide Cow 5.15.0 10-5-0 

To a Yearling hefer £1.10.0 a Brown horse £5 6-10-0 
To a Chestnut Colour 4 Mare £4.10.0 a Young 

Colt £1.5.0 5-i5-o 
To 14 Sheep £7.14.0 Eight Swine £6 13-14-0 
To the Land with the Buildings thereon con- 
taining about 88 acres at 616-0-0 



£680-12-10 
Samuel Morgan ) 

Roger Sterrey [ ^"roath." 
Aaron Crery ) 

The children of Richard and Mary [Plummer] Stark- 
weather are : — 

39. Elijah, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Dec, 1722; bapt. 

in the church of the South Society, Preston, 27 
Sept., 1724; m. Esther Gates. 

40. Nathan, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 Aug., 1725; bapt. 

26 Sept., 1725, in South Society, Preston; m. 
Dorcas Hamlin. 

41. x. Mary, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Oct., 1728; bapt. 

13 Oct., 1728, in South Society, Preston; d. 
there 18 Oct., 1749. 

42. x. Anne, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Oct., 1728; bapt. 

13 Oct., 1728, in South Society, Preston; d. 
there 4 June, 1753. 
43.x. Joseph, b. in Preston, Conn. ,13 Feb'y>J£U ; bapt. 
28 Feb'y, 1731 . in South Society, Preston; d. 
there 20 Aug., 1743. 

44. Olive, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Mch., 173I; bapt. 

18 Mch.. 17^^ . in South Society, Preston; m. 
Andrew Gates. 

45. Jabez, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 Jan'y, 173^; bapt. 

12 Jan'y, r£3j>, in South Society, Preston; m. 
Martha Cole. 

46. Amy, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 Nov., 1736; bapt. 13 

' Apr., 1737, in South Society, Preston; m. 
Ezekiel Bundy. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

47. Jesse, b. in Preston, Conn., 15 Jan'y, 1 73-g- ; bapt. 

9 Feb'y, 1739, in South Society, Preston; m. 
Mollie Kinne. 

48. x. Lucy, b. in Preston, Conn. ; bapt. 31 Oct., 1742, 

in South Society, Preston ; d. probably before 
1760 as she is not mentioned in her father's 
will. 

11. 3 Mary Starkweather ( 2 John, Robert) was the 
eldest daughter and sixth child of John and Ann 

[ ] Starkweather, born probably in Ipswich, Mass., 

about 1689; m. about 1705 in Preston, Conn., John 
Stanton, son of 2 John* and Hannah [Thompson] Stan- 
ton (the evidence for which marriage is found in Pres- 
ton Deeds, Book 4, folio 79). Her husband was b. in 
Stonington, Conn., 22 May, 1665 ; and lived and died in 
Preston; his will made 13 Feb'y, 1746-7, being pro- 
bated at Norwich, Conn., 8 July, 1755. 

The children of John and Mary [Starkweather] Stan- 
ton are : — 

I. John Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Nov., 1706; 
m. in North Stonington, Conn., 8 Apr., 1735, 
Desire Denison, dau. of Wm. and Mary [Avery] 
Denison. His will was dated 17 May, 1774, and 
admitted to probate 17 Aug., 1774. 
Issue : — 

1. Mary Stanton, b. in Preston 1 Jan'y, 1736; m. 
first, Aaron Crary, 8 Apr., 1756, and had no 
children, her husband dying — "Aug., 1789, in 
the 61st year of his age;" m. second, H. 
Babcock. 

2. Sarah Stanton, b. in Preston — Feb'y, 1738; 
m. 19 Oct., 1758, Eleazer Prentice of Preston, 
son of Joseph and Mary [Wheeler] Prentice. 
Her husband was b. 28 Sept., 1735. They 
both d. in Preston in 1805. 

Issue : — 

I. Sarah Prentice, b. 8 Mch., 1759; m - 
Thaddeus Cook of Washington, D. C. 

II. Lucy Prentice, b. 27 Mch., 1761. 

NOTE:— 2John Stanton, son of IThomas Stanton of Stonington, Conn. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

in. Olive Prentice, b. 9 Oct., 1763; m. 
Joseph Button of Griswold, Conn. 

iv. John Prentice, b. 1 Sept., 1766; m. Eliz- 
abeth Clift. 

v. Desire Prentice, b. 16 June, 1771 ; m. 
John Norman of Springfield, Mass. 

vi. Nathan Prentice, b. 4 Aug., 1773; m. 
6 Nov., 1794, Abigail Clift. 
Issue : — 

Hezekiah, Nathan, Mary Ann. 

vii. Rufus Prentice, b. 24 Dec, 1776; m. 28 
Dec, 1800, Sarah Stanton, dau. of Nathan 
and Cynthia [Kinne] Stanton of Preston. 
Issue: — 

a. Rufus Prentice, b. 13 Oct., 1801 ; m. 
7 Aug., 1827, Wealthy Starkweather, 
dau. of Belcher and Mary [Leonard] 
Starkweather. 

b. George Denison Prentice, b. 18 Dec, 
1802; m. Harriet Benham of Louis- 
ville, K'y. Hed. near Louisville, K'y, 
22 Jan'y, 1870. He left two sons, 
Courtland and Clarence. Mr. Pren- 
tice was a Kentuckian by adoption. 
He was educated at Brown Univer- 
sity, in Providence, being graduated 
in the class of 1823. He then studied 
law and was admitted to the bar. In 
1828 he founded "The New England 
Weekly Review," at Harford, which 
he edited for two years ; when resign- 
ing its management to Mr. Whittier, 
he removed to Louisville, K'y. While 
on the " Review " he attracted atten- 
tion by his tense, incisive and epigram- 
matic style. 

An ardent admirer of Mr. Clay, he began 
the writing of that statesman's life for 
the purpose of showing the American 
public the greatness of the man. 
"Old Harry of the West" was then 



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the pride of the Whig party and its 
bright particular star. 
In 1830 Mr. Prentice took charge of 
"The Louisville Journal" and was 
quickly engaged in political battle. 
It was expected by the partisans of 
Shadrock Penn (editor of "The Louis- 
ville Advertiser,") that he would over- 
whelm the youngster at once, but 
after eleven years Penn yielded before 
the stinging shafts of Prentice's satire, 
wit, sarcasm, irony and logic. After 
Penn retired to St. Louis, Prentice 
paid him one of the most graceful, 
touching, and beautiful tributes that 
ever appeared editorially in the col- 
umns of a newspaper. 
In 1840 he was afflicted with " writer's 
paralysis," so that he had to dictate 
to an amanuensis. He always punc- 
tuated his matter while dictating. 
When the sentiment of secession began 
to grow in the South, Mr. Prentice was 
a strong Unionist, though both of his 
sons went into the Confederate army. 
Despite the fact that Mr. Prentice was 
one of the hardest political fighters, 
and said such bitter and cutting things 
that they made him many enemies, he 
never allowed his political feelings to 
affect his personal likes and dislikes. 
He deeply admired Horace Greeley, 
who for many years was his bitterest 
political enemy. 
Mr. Prentice wrote for the " New York 
Ledger " a poem beginning 

" I send thee, Greeley, words of cheer, 
Thou bravest, truest, best of men, 
For I have marked thy strong career, 
As traced by thy own sturdy pen. 

He was peculiarly of a poetic tempera- 
ment, and wrote poetry because he 
loved it. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

Concerning Prentice's greatest poem 
which is one of the finest in the lan- 
guage, an interesting story is told. 

It is said on New Year's Eve in the 50's 
the carriers of the "Journal" came 
into the editor's room, complaining 
bitterly that they had no " Carrier's 
Address " for the next morning. In 
those days this annual poem was a 
rich source of revenue to the boys. 
Mr. Prentice, prompted by that warm 
kindliness which was ever a distin- 
guishing trait of his character, . at 
once determined to help the young- 
sters, and dictated a " Carrier's Ad- 
dress." The result was the " Closing 
Year," beginning 

" 'Tis midnight's holy hour— and silence now, 
Is brooding like a gentle spirit o'er 
The still and pulseless world." 

Mr. Prentice compiled a book of his par- 
agraphs, which was called " Pren- 
ticeana." 

He was frequently challenged to duels, 
but always made fun of the belliger- 
ents' messages. 

In 1868 he sold part of his interest in 
the "Journal" and soon after it was 
consolidated with the "Courier" and 
became the " Courier- Journal." 

He was a powerful editor and the most 
brilliant paragrapher of the age ; in- 
deed, the first one of any note. His 
wit was bright and sparkling, his 
satire keen, his eloquence grand, his 
poetry beautiful, his logic unanswer- 
able ; a deep thinker, a profound rea- 
soner, genial, hopeful, humane, and, 
therefore, sometimes erring, he had 
the best of friends and the bitterest 
enemies and was, all in all, a great 
and gifted man — a genius. 



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Starkweather Genealogy 

3. Amy Stanton, b. in Preston, June, 1743; m. 
16 April, 1763, Benjamin Crary. 

Issue: — 

I. Desire Crary, b. 4 March, 1763. 

II. Christabel Crary, b. 5 Oct., 1764. 

4. Desire Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., — Oct., 
1742 ; m. 22 March, 1770, Elisha Geer. 

Issue : — 

a. DenisonGeer, b. 13 July, 1771; m. 4 May, 
1797, Pollv Smith. He d. 14 Feb., 18 16. 

b. Sophia Christiana Geer, b. 11 Jan'y, 1773. 

c. Anna Geer, b. 19 Nov., 1775. 

d. Rebecca Geer, b. 12 Sept., 1776. 

5. Lucy Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., — Aug., 
1746. 

6. Prudence Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., — 
Feb., 1748; m. 5 Jan'y, 1769, David Meech. 

Issue: — 

a. Joseph Meech, b. 23 Nov., 1769. 

b. George Meech, b. 16 Feb., 1771. 

c. Henry Meech, b. 18 April, 1773. 

d. Lucy Meech, b. 23 June, 1775. 

e. Amy Meech, b. 25 June, 1777. 

/. Nathan Meech, b. 16 April, 1781. 
g. Zipporah Meech, b. 13 Oct., 1784. 
h. Eunice Meech, b. 17 Nov., 1789. 

7. John Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Nov., 
1750. 

8. Joseph Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Aug., 

1754- 

9. Esther Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., — Nov., 
1756. 

10. Abigail Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., — 
Nov., 1759. 

II. Daniel Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 28 June, 1708 ; 
m. there 1" time 22 April, 1737, Dinah [Galusha] 
Starkweather, widow of Thomas Starkweather^ in 
She d. about 1 760, after bearing him nine children. 
He m. 2 d time 27 Sept., 1763, Mary Cleaveland of 
Norwich, Conn., by whome he had one child. His 
will was dated 22 Feb., 1775, and he was then in a 
dying condition. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 
Issue: — 

i. Daniel Stanton, b. 5 March, 1738; d. before 
1764. 

2. Huldah Stanton, b. 15 April, 1740; m. Judah 
Burton. 

3. Amasa Stanton, b. 8 April, 1742; d. young. 

4. Elias Stanton, b. 20 March, 1744; d. young. 

5 . John Stanton, b. in Preston, 20 June, 1 746 ; m. 
there 1" time, 16 Aug., 1774, Huldah Free- 
man, a descendant of Joseph Freeman, who 
came to New London, Conn., in 1698. She 
was b. in Preston, Conn., 9 Aug., 1757, and d. 
in Charleston, N. Y.,31 March, 1807. Hem. 
2 time, wife unknown to us. He d. at Hornby, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., 16 March, 1818. His first 
seven children were b. in Preston, Conn., and 
the remaining four in Charleston, N. Y. 

Issue: — 

a. John Warren Stanton, b. 11 July, 1775; m. 
Hannah Corbin. 

b. Daniel Stanton, b. 19 Feb., 1777; d. soon. 

c. Huldah Stanton, b. 8 Jan'y, 1779; d. young. 

d. Daniel Stanton, b. 15 April, 178 1 ; m.2Feb., 
1806, Dorcas Corbin. 

e. Elisha Stanton, b. 25 April, 1783 ; m. 7 Oct., 
1 8 10, Sabrina Tracy. 

/. Elijah Stanton, b. 13 Feb., 1785; d. unmar- 
ried. 
g. Amasa Stanton, b. 6 June, 1788 ; m. in 18 14 

Dimmis Brown. 
h. Lucy Stanton, b. 7 Sept., 1791 ; m. Dr. 
Hosea Palmer. They lived and died in 
Hornby, N. Y. 
*. Huldah Stanton, b. 21 Aug., 1793; m. Isaac 

Hill. 
j. Freeman Stanton, b. 11 March, 1796; m. 3 

Aug., 1822, Maria Lawyer. 
k. Sallie Stanton, b. 21 June, 1798; m. Nathan 
Kimball. 
III. Joseph Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Feb., 
1 7 10; m. there 15 Aug., 1738, Abigail Freeman; 
he d. at Stanton's Hill, Coeymans, N. Y., 1 Oct., 
1798. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

Issue: — 

i. Joseph Stanton, b. in Preston, n Aug., 1739; 
m. Olive Freeman. 

2. Nathan Stanton, b. in Preston, 16 Aug., 1741 ; 
m. Sarah Cogsdit. 

3. Abigail Stanton, b. in Preston, 29 Sept., 1743 ; 
m. Samuel Chichester. 

4. Ebenezer Stanton, b. in Preston, 14 March, 
1746; m. Mar)' Palmer. 

5. Reuben Stanton, b. in Preston, 17 July, 1748; 
m. Orphia Lapham. 

6. James Stanton, b. in Preston, 20 July, 1750; 
m. Elizabeth Yeomans. 

7. John Stanton, b. in Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; 
m. Hannah Garrett. 

8. Huldah Stanton, b. in N. Y. State; m. a 
Mr. Foster, but had no issue. 

IV. Lydia Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 15 July, 
1712; m. there 9 Aug., 1733, Capt. Samuel Leon- 
ard ; a great-grandson of Solomon Leonard of 
Bridgewater, Mass. He was b. in Preston, 18 
May, 1712; d. there 24 April, 1760. She d. in Pres- 
ton, 3 May, 1760. 
Issue : — 

1. Samuel Leonard, b. 11 June, 1734; m. 25 Dec, 

1755, Mary Freeman, dau. of Joseph andMehit- 

able [Tyler] Freeman. She was b. 10 Aug., 

1735. He d. in Preston, Conn., 21 Dec, 1808. 

Issue: — 

a. Sabra Leonard, b. 12 Dec, 1757; d. 19 
March, 1773. 

b. Lydia Leonard, b. 23 Dec, 1760 ; m. 9 
Jan'y, 1783, Daniel Braman. 

c. Mary Leonard, b. 3 June, 1763; m. 30 
Dec, 1784, Belcher Starkweather, son of 
John and Elizabeth[Belcher] Starkweather. 

d. Samuel Leonard, b. 6 May, 1768; m. 27 
Sept., 1787, Elizabeth Braman. 

e. Joseph Leonard, b. 1 April, 1773; m. 2 
Nov., 1796, Mary Bliss. 



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Starkweather Genealogy 

V.' Robert Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 20 Feb., 1714; 
m. there 4 Nov., 1 741, Mary Lester. He d. in Pres- 
ton, 10 March, 1800. 
Issue : — 

1. Lester Stanton, b.25 June, 1742; m. 6 Aug., 
1772, Margaret Benjamin. 

2. Lydia Stanton, b. 6 Aug. , 1744. 

3. Mary Stanton, b. 15 Aug., 1746. 

4. Robert Stanton, b. 4 Jan'y, 1748; m. 10 Dec., 
1778, Mercy Harris of Colchester, Conn. 

5. Lucy Stanton, b. 9 Aug., 1750. 

6. Elisha Stanton, b. 2 Dec, 1752. 

7. Zerviah Stanton, b. 18 Oct., 1753. 

8. Elijah Stanton, b. 25 Nov., 1754. 

9. Nathan Stanton, b. 18 April, 1756 ; m. 1 Nov., 
1 78 1, Cynthia Kinney. 

10. Daniel Stanton, b. 15 Sept., 1764. 

VI. Huldah Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 3 June, 1716. 

VII. Jabez Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 19 Dec, 1718 ; 
m. there 9 Sept., 1745, Sarah Morse. He d. in 
Preston, 2 March, 1804. 

Issue: — 

1. Jabez Stanton, b. in Preston, 17 March, 1746; 
m. 12 Feb., 1778, widow Elizabeth [Bliss] Clark. 

2. Sarah Stanton, b. in Preston, 17 March, 1746; 
d. unmarried in Stanton, Quebec, 8 Oct., 1830. 

3. Lydia Stanton, b. in Preston, 27 July, 1747; 
m. 4 Nov., 1 77 1, Asher Rude. 

4. Abel Stanton, b. in Preston, 29 Dec, 1748; 
m. 23 Nov., 1769, Olive Rude. 

5. Elizabeth Stanton, b. in Preston, 8 July, 175 1 ; 
m. 29 Nov., 1774, Joseph Clift. 

6. Daniel Stanton, b. in Preston, 11 May, 1753. 

7. Anna Stanton, b. in Preston, 24 May, 1755. 

8. Hannah Stanton, b. in Preston, 6 March, 
1757; m. 20 Feb., 1777, Reuben Woodward. 

9. Mary Stanton, b. in Preston, 6 May, 1759. 

10. William Stanton, b. in Preston, 15 Jan'y, 
1762; m. Louisa Gates. 

11. Henry Stanton, b. in Preston, in 1765. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

VIII. David Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 22 Oct., 
1720; m. there 1 May, 1755, Sarah Kimball of Ston- 
ington, Conn. 

Issue : — 

1. Sarah Stanton, b. 27 Oct., 1755; d. unmar- 
ried about 1775. 

2. David Stanton, b. 25 March, 1757; m. Susanna 
Frink. 

3. Jerusha Stanton, b. 12 Aug., 1758; m. Sam- 
uel West. 

4. Asa Stanton, b. 2 March, 1760; m. 13 March, 
1788, Keziah Kimball. 

5. Jason Stanton, b. 25 Aug., 1761 ; m. Keziah 
Brumley. 

6. Huldah Stanton, b. 25 June, 1763; m. An- 
drew Hartshorne. 

7. Jonas Stanton, b. 8 Oct., 1765; d. unmar- 
ried. 

8. Levi Stanton, b. 26 Aug., 1767; m. Nancy 
Brumley. 

9. Tammosin Stanton, b. 10 July, 1770. 

10. Jemima Stanton, b. 30 July, 1772. 

11. Eunice Stanton, b. 22 March, 1774; m. John 
Garrett. 

12. John Stanton, b. in 1776; m. first time 18 June, 
1 797, Lydia Olin ; m. second time Susan Tarbol. 

13. Joseph Stanton, b. 

14. Lucy Stanton, b. 10 Sept., 1781 ; m. David 
Stout. 

IX. Mary Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Sept., 1722. 

X. Sarah Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 20 Jan'y, 1724. 

XI. Samuel Stanton, b. in Preston, Conn., 20 June, 
1726; m. in Volumtown, Conn., 17 Nov., 1754, 
Mary Palmer. He lived in Preston and d. there 25 
March, 1803. She d. in Preston, 20 Jan'y, 1815. 

Issue: — 

1. Mary Stanton, b. 15 March, 1756; d. Jan'y, 

1763- 

2. Samuel Stanton, b. 17 April, 1759; m. Martha 

Morse. 

3. Lydia Stanton, b. 24 Feb., 1761. 



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4. Daniel Stanton, b. 14 Oct., 1762; d. 31 Jan'y, 
1769. 

5. Rebecca Stanton, b. 14 April, 1765. 

6. Mary Stanton, b. 22 March, 1767. 

7. Freelove Stanton, b. 19 June, 1770; d 12 
March, 1775. 

8. Daniel Palmer Stanton, b. 19 Jan'y, 1776; m. 
Catherine F. Roth. 

12. 3 Lydia Starkweather, ('John, Robert), sister 
of the preceding, was b. in Ipswich, Mass., about 1693 ; 
m. in Preston, Conn., 28 Dec, 17 14, Lieut. Andrew 

Lester, son of Andrew and [Avery ?] Lester. He 

d. in Preston, Conn., 22 May, 175 1. She d. in Pres- 
ton, Conn., 1 May, 1760, in her 68 th year (according to 
her gravestone). 

Issue : — 

I. John Lester, b. in Preston, 2 Jan'y, 17 1£; d. soon. 

II. Timothy Lester, b. in Preston, 27 Aug., 171 8; 
and bapt. in North Society. 

III. John Lester, b. in Preston, 19 July, 1721 and 
bapt. in North Society. 

IV. Mary Lester, b. in Preston, 19 Oct., 1723 and 
bapt. in North Society. 

V. Andrew Lester, b. in Preston, and bapt. there 
in North Society, 24 April, 1726. 

VI. Lydia Lester, b. in Preston, and bapt. there 
in North Society, 12 Jan'y, 1728. 

VII. Hannah Lester, b. in Preston and bapt. there 
in North Society, 26 Dec, 1731. 



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15. 4 Jerusha Starkweather, ( 3 Thomas, 2 John, 

Robert), daughter of Thomas and Patience [ ] 

Starkweather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 2 March, i7of; 
m. there 21 March, 1723, John Park, son of William and 
Hannah [Frink] Park. He was b. in Preston, 5 April, 
1 70 1 ; and all his children were b. there. 

The children of John and Jerusha [Starkweather] 
Park are : — 

I. William Park, b. 17 Jan'y, i72|. 

II. Jabez Park, b. 18 July, 1725. 

III. Andrew Park, b. 25 Sept., 1727 ; d. 17 Jan., i72f . 

IV. Timothy Park, b. 21 Nov., 1729. 

V. Elihu Park, b. 5 July, 1732; d. 16 Feb., 1733. 

VI. Joshua Park, b. 5 May, 1734. 

VII. John Park, b. 11 Jan'y, 173^; d. 10 June, 1737. 

VIII. Jerusha Park, b. 12 Jan'y, i73f. 

17. • 4 Thomas Starkweather, ( 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 20 July, 1709; m. {Dinah Galusha. He d. in 
Preston, 3 April, 1736. His will was drawn up 1 April, 
1736, and in this will only his wife and daughter Sarah 
are mentioned ; he states himself to be " very sick and 
weak in body," which probably accounts for neglect of 
the coming child (Thomas). 

Inventory was taken 20 April, 1736, amounting to 
,£89-2-1, Dinah [Galusha] Starkweather married 2 d time 
22 April, 1737, Daniel Stanton, a cousin of her husband. 

The children of Thomas and Dinah [Galusha] Stark- 
weather are : — 

50. x. Sarah, b. 

51. x. Thomas, baptized in Preston, Conn., 22 Aug., 

1736; must have d. prior to 1744, as he is not 
mentioned in his grandfather's will drawn 31 
March, 1744. 

16. ^Prudence Starkweather, ( 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 14 Aug., 1713; m. there 10 Dec, 1730, Benjamin 

• Hutchins of Preston. 

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The children of Benjamin and Prudence [Starkweather] 
Hutchins are : — 

I. Amy Hutchins, b. 14 Nov., 1733. 

II. Benjamin Hutchins, b. 4 May, 1735. 

III. Thomas Hutchins, b. 5 May, 1737. 

19. 4 Benajah Starkweather, ( 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., was bapt. there in South Society 10 July, 171 5 ; 
m. in Preston, 1 Sept., 1737, Eunice Clark, dau. of 
Isaac and Miriam [Tracy] Clark. She was b. in Nor- 
wich, Conn., 10 May, 1712. 

The children of Benajah and Eunice [Clark] Stark- 
weather are (we suppose) : — 

52. Thomas, b. in Tolland, Conn., 25 June, 1749; m. 

first time Sybil Anderson, dau. of John Ander- 
son ; m. second time Anne Hayes, dau. of John 
and Anne [Morton] Hayes. 

22. 4 Daniel Starkweather, ( 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn.; was bapt. there 15 Feb., 1722; m. there e& n 
March, 1746, Mary Geer, dau. of John and Zerviah 
[GeerJ Geer. She was b. in Preston, 11 Oct., 1727. 

The children of Daniel and Mary [Geer] Starkweather 
are : — 

53. x.'Jerusha, b. in Preston, Conn., 4 May, 1747; was 

bapt. therein South Society 31 May, 1747; m. 
there 13 April, 1768, William Farnham. 

54. Asa, b. in Preston, Conn., 2 Aug., 1750; was bapt. 

there in South Society ; m. Grace Gibbings. 
55.x. Roger, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 Dec, 1752; was 

bapt. there in South Society. 
56.x. Elisha, b. in Preston, Conn., 15 Jan'y, 1755; 

bapt. there in South Society. 
57.x. Zerviah, b. in Preston, Conn., 14 June, 1757; 

was bapt. there in South Society. 
58. Thomas, b. in Preston, Conn., 3 Dec, 1759; was 

bapt. there in South Society; was m. twice, 

the second time to Sally Rose. 
59.x. Vina, b. in Preston, Conn., 27 Dec, 1761 ; was 

bapt. there in South Society. 

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^ 60. Billings, b. in Preston, Conn., 17 Aug., 1764. 

61. x. John, b. 2 Nov., 1765. 

62. x. Zipporah, b. in Preston, Conn., 4 May, 1768. 

J> ' 23. 4 Mehitable Starkweather, ( 3 Timothy, 2 John, 
Robert), oldest child of Timothy and Mehitable [Fen- 
ner] Starkweather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 12 Jan'y, 
170^ ; m. in Providence, R. I., 25 Jan'y, 1725, John 
Birket. 

„ y 24% •'"Joseph Starkweather, ( 3 Timothy, 2 John, 
x Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 8 Oct., 1709; m. about 1733 his cousin *Ann a 
Starkweather, dau. of John and Mary [Herrick] Stark- 
weather. He d. in Stonington, Conn., 25 April, 1743. 
His will was drawn 4 April, 1743; and the inventory 
taken 10 May, 1743, amounting to ^1405-15-6. He 
was " of Stonington, Conn." The ear-mark of Joseph is 
entered, with description, 11 May, 1734, on Stonington 
town record; on 14 June, 1758, it is transferred "for the 
future to belong to Stephen Starkweather;" and again 
is transferred to Dan'l Denison, 2d, on 11 May, 1761. 
His widow m. second time 22 Jan'y, 174-f, Simeon Ben- 
jamin of Stonington, Conn., and had one child by him. 
The children of Joseph and Anna [Starkweather] Stark- 
weather are : — 

63. Stephen, b. in Stonington, Conn., 8 July, 1734; m. 

Hannah Eames. 

64. x. Huldah, b. in Stonington, Conn., 29 Aug., 1736. 

65. Arthur, b. in Stonington, Conn., 31 Jan'y, 1739; 

m. Ruth Wood. 

66. x. Timothy, b. in Stonington, Conn., 30 April, 1741. 

26. 4 Mary Starkweather, ( 3 Timothy, 2 John, 
J Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 6 March, 17 if ; m. there 28 June, 1738, William 
Blodgett, son of Dr. William Blodgett of Preston. She 
d. in Preston, Conn., 4 April, 1785. Their children are 
unknown to us. 

27. 4 Mary Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), 
oldest child of John and Mary [Herrick] Starkweather, 
was b. in Stonington, Conn., 25 March, 1710; m. in 

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Preston, Conn., 30 Nov., 1726, Jeremiah Kinne, son of 
*Thomas and Martha [Cox] Kinne. He was b. in Salem, 
Mass., 30 Aug., 1702, and d. in Preston, Conn., 24 June, 
1798. She d. in Preston, Conn., 29 Jan'y, 1785, and is 
buried in Griswold, Conn. In Dec., 1725, the Kinnes 
sold their land in Salem, Mass., and bought 150 acres in 
Preston, Conn. 

The children of Jeremiah and Mary [Starkweather] 
Kinne are: — 

I. Mary Kinne, b. in Preston, Conn., 28 Jan'y, 172^. 

II. 1 John Kinne, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 Aug., 1729. 

III. Spencer Kinne, b. in Preston, Conn., 3 Feb., 

IV. Eunice Kinne, b. in Preston, Conn., 1 June, 1734. 

V. David Kinne, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Nov., 1736. 

VI. Miriam Kinne, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 Aug., 1738. 

VII. Manuel Kinne, b. ro Nov., 1740. 

VIII. Jeremiah Kinne, b. 27 March, 1743. 

IX. Mary Kinne, b. 30 April, 1745. 

X. Daniel Kinne, b. 10 May, 1748. 

XI. Elizabeth Kinne, b. 23 March, 1749; m. 

her second cousin Col. Timothy Lester 17 Dec, 
1769. 

XII. Susanna Kinne, b. 25 Sept., 1751. 

XIII. Samuel Kinne, b. 13 April, 1753. 

31.* 4 Samuel Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), son of John and Mary [Herrick] Starkweather, was 
b. in Stonington, Conn., 23 March, 1719; m. in East 
Haddam, Conn., 29 July, 1 747, * Sarah Purple, dau. of 
Richard and Hannah [Spencer] Purple. She was b. in 
East Haddam, Conn., 13 April, 1723; d. in Preston, 
Conn., 26 March, 1783, according to the church records 
of the North Society. He d. in Boston, Mass., 8 March, 
1786, while a member of the House of Representatives. 
He represented the town of Lanesboro in the Massachu- 
setts Legislature in the year 1785-6. 

After his marriage he lived in East Haddam, Conn. ; 
also in Preston, Conn., where for several years he was 
one of its selectmen ; later he removed to New Ashford, 
Mass. ; here he became a prominent citizen, was elected 

*NOTE— SThomas, son of JThomas, lHenry Kinne. 

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warden, was a deputy to the Massachusetts General 
Court, etc. Samuel Starkweather is styled a resident 
"of East Haddam," when, 2 Dec, 1752, making a pur- 
chase of land in Preston, Conn. ; but his removal must 
have been quite recent, for Stonington deeds show that 
20 Apr., 1752, Samuel Starkweather of Stonington sold 
to *' my brother, Robert Starkweather" for £3200 •« in 
bills of credit of the old Tennor " " all the Lands and 
buildings that Ever was my Honoured fathers £ John 
Starkweather Late of s d Stonington, Deceased," " being 
in what is called the N. W. Corner." 

The fact that his home was originally in Stonington 
is shown when, 27 Oct., 1746, he sells his land " lying 
with in ye Townships of Preston and Stonington" — in 
the old North West corner, evidently. He lived in 
Preston, Conn., 20 March, 1777, for then he gave sev- 
enty acres on account of " the Love and Good will and 
Affection I bear unto my son William;" and as late as 
13 Sept., 173 1, he was there, as is shown by a deed of 
gift to Samuel, Jr. (" my beloved son Joseph " having 
been remembered 27 March, 1781); and again as late as 
8 Feb., 1783, for on that date he disposes of lands and 
buildings there, to Gershom Palmer for "^500 in silver." 

We excerpt from the Preston town records : — 

11 Know all men by these Presents that I, Samuel 
Starkweather of Preston, Conn., have Given and 
Granted and Do hereby freely Give and Grante unto my 
Negro man York his freedom to Go out free for him 
Self Immediately and this I Do in Consideration that 
the Selectmen of Said Preston have Given me Leave to 
free Said Negro and Receive him for an Inhabitant of 
Said Preston So that he may Be no Charge to me nor 
my Heirs in Case he Should Come to Want, Disallow- 
ing any Person to have any Right to Said Negro for 
Ever as a Slave. 

In Witness where of I have hereunto Set my Hand 
and Seal this 26 th Day of March, A. D., 1780." 
Samuel Starkweather, Jr., 
Cyrus Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather. 

The children of Samuel and Sarah [Purple] Stark- 
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67. Joseph, b. in East Haddam, Conn,, 20 June, 1748. 

He was divorced from first wife and m. second 
time Sarah Longworth, dau. of William Long- 
worth of Bennington, Vt. 

68. x. Samuel, b. in East Haddam, Conn., 22 April, 1750. 

69. John, b. in East Haddam, Conn., 14 Aug., 1752 ; m. 

Hannah Leonard, dau. of Nicholas and Hannah 
[Stimson] Leonard. 

70. William, b. in Preston, Conn., 24 Nov., 1754; m. 

Polly Sloan. 

71. Ephraim, b. in Preston, Conn., 24 May, 1757; m. 

Rachel Clark, dau. of Ebenezer and Eunice 
[Calkins] Clark. 

72. Mary, b. in Preston, Conn., 16 Feb., 1759; m. Dan- 

iel Leonard, son of Samuel and Lydia [Stan- 
ton] Leonard. 

73.x. Sarah, b. in Preston, Conn., 20 April, 1761 ; m. 
John Austin Stiles of Hudson in New Ashford, 
Mass., 13 Aug., 1786. 

74.x. Esther, b. in Preston, Conn., 26 Feb., 1763. 

75. Cyrus Alexander, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 March, 

1765 ; m. Aseneth Winchell, dau. of John Win- 
chell of Feeding Hill, Mass. 

76. x. Anna, b. in Preston, Conn., 12 Oct., 1767. 

32. ' 4 John Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Stonington, Conn., 
11 June, 1722; m. first time in Stonington, Conn., 27 
March, 1746, Jerusha Smith, dau. of Ephraim and Han- 
nah [Witter] Smith. She was b. in Stonington, Conn., 
20 April, 1728 and d. there 9 May, 175 1. John m. 
second time in Preston, Conn., 12 Dec, 1753, Elizabeth 
Belcher, dau. of Dea. Elijah and Elizabeth [Blake] Bel- 
cher. She was b. in Preston, Conn., 13 May, 1730. 
He d. in Stonington, Conn., 19 Dec, 1760. The inven- 
tory of his estate, taken 28 and 29 Jan'y, 1761, amounts 
to £718-2-15. 

Mrs. Elizabeth [Belcher] Starkweather, m. second time 
in Stonington, Conn., 19 Jan'y, 1764, Rufus Hatch of 
Preston, Conn., by whom she had seven sons, all born 
in Preston, viz., Gilbert, Rufus, Elijah, John, Wilkes, 
Joseph, Seth and Ephraim. The father (and husband) 

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d. 10 March, 1776. She d. in Chelsea, Vt., 3 Sept., 
1 8 18. The following excerpt from the Connecticut Co- 
lonial Records, Vol. 9, Page 523, is of interest: "May 
Session, 1750; — Memorial of John Starkweather, Jr., of 
Stonington, shewing to this assembly that some time in 
October last by a fall he had his right arm put out of 
joynt, praying that his head may be freed from paying 
of public taxes for the future," etc. His petition was 
granted. 
The children of John Starkweather are: — 
{!k\^ 77' Hannah, b. in Stonington, Conn., 22 Dec, 1746; 
m. Stephen Branch, son of Thomas and Zepho- 
rah [Kinne] Branch. 
78.x. Seth, b. in Stonington, Conn., 22 Dec, 1748; d. 
unmarried in Preston, Conn., 25 July, 1773. 
The burying ground of the South Society, at 
(the now styled) Preston City contains his grave 
stone. His inventory was taken 20 Sept., 1773, 
J being £117-8-9. 

jj. ^^\79- x. Jerusha, b. in Stonington, Conn., 21 March, 175 1 ; 
J§- — " m. in Preston, 18 Oct., 1781, Elijah Tracy, son 

of Andrew and Ruth [Smith] Tracy. He was 
b. in Norwich, Conn., 14 May, 1752. They 
went to Norwich, Vermont and we have not 
been able to trace them farther. 
y l 80. 'Belcher, b. in Stonington, Conn., 23 Jan'y, 1755; m. 
his relative, Mary Leonard, dau. of Samuel 
and Mary [Freeman] Leonard. 

81. x. Woodbury, b. in Stonington, Conn., 1 1 Feb., 1757 ; 

d. on his return from captivity, says the church 
record of the North Society of Preston, Conn., 
on 29 Jan'y, 1781. Inventory was taken 11 
April, 1 78 1, amounting to £92-17-7. He was 
a private in Capt. Hewit's Co., Col. Latimer's 
Regt., of Conn, militia. They were at Sara- 
toga in 1777, participating in both battles (19 
Sept., and 9 Oct.) The length of his service 
is indicated by the fact that he was paid from 
23 August to 7 Nov., 1777, as was also his 
brother Amos of the same company. 

82. Amos, b. in Stonington, Conn., 1 Aug., 1759; m. 

Jemima [Gates] Brown. 

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83. Elizabeth, b. in Stonington, Conn., 6 Sept., 1761 ; 

m. Asahel Murdock, son of Thomas and Eliz- 
abeth [Hatch] Moredock. Her baptismal rec- 
ord reads, " 1762, Feb. 4 th Elizabeth Stark- 
weather, daughter of Wid w Elizabeth Stark- 
weather and Jn° Starkw r Deceased." 

33. * 4 Joel Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Stonington, Conn., 
20 June, 1724; m. there 9 Aug., i750,*Jane [Campbell] 
Trumbull, widow of William Trumbull. She came from 
Dublin, Ireland and her mother was said to be a Span- 
ish woman ; by her first marriage she had a son, Will- 
iam, who d. in 1795, aged 47 years. They settled in 
Mansfield, Conn., in that part of the town now called 
Chaplin, where Joel Starkweather owned a farm. He 
d. there 14 April, 1797 and she d. 17 Nov., 1803. The 
children of Joel and Jane [Campbell] [Trumbull] Stark- 
weather are : — 

84. Mary, b. in Mansfield, Conn., in 175 1; bapt. in 

the North Society of Preston, Conn., 18 Aug., 
175 1 ; m. Lewis Stebbins, son of Caleb and 
Mehitable [Chapin] Stebbins. 

85. Charles, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 29 April, 1759; m. 

Martha Kingsley, dau. of Haynes and Miriam 
[ ] Kingsley. 

86. Ann Nancy, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 18 Sept., 1762 ; 

m. Elkanah Barton, son of Ebenezer and Han- 
nah [Barton] Barton. 

87. Richard, b. in Mansfield, Conn., in 1766; m. Merab 

Corning. 

88. x. Elizabeth, b. in Mansfield, Conn. ; d. unmarried 

in Mansfield, Conn., June, 1842. Her will was 
presented to Court 27 June, 1842, and was 
made 31 Oct., 1834. The inventory was taken 
4 Aug., 1842, amounting to $210^-. 

35. 4 Robert Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Stonington, 
Conn., 26 Aug., 1728; m. in Ipswich, Mass., in 1752, 
^ Sarah [Eveleth] Colby, dau. of James and Elizabeth 
[ ] Eveleth. She was b. in Ipswich, Mass., some 

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say 10 Sept., 1732, but baptized there 3 Sept., 1732; 
d. in Chesterfield, Mass., 22 Aug., 1824. He d. in 
Chesterfield, Mass. , 1 5 March, 1 8 19. Essex Deeds show 
Robert Starkweather and Sarah his wife (of Stonington, 
Conn.,) selling to Jonathan Proctor of Ipswich for £100 
11 all our right Title, and interest in and to the common 
and undevided Lands in s d Town of Ipswich which we 
own by heirship to the estate of Mr. James Eveleth late 
of Ipswich deceased which right is supposed to contain 
about sixteen acres," 4 Nov., 1777, and again, "Paul 
Park clerk and Mary his wife of Preston and Robert 
Starkweather, yeoman and Sarah his wife of Stonington 
and Lucy Eveleth, spinster of Ipswich," sell to J. Story 
14 Nov., 1774 for £286, "A certain tract of land con- 
sisting of upland and salt marsh there to adjoining situ- 
ate in bacco in said Ipswich containing in the whole by 
estimate forty-eight acres and one hundred and one 

Doles. " . 

1 The children of Robert and Sarah [Eveleth] [Colby] 

Starkweather are : — 

89. James, b. in Stonington, Conn., 9 March, 1753; m. 

Prudence Avery, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
[Barnes] Avery. 

90. Ezra,b. in Stonington, Conn., 15 Dec, 1754; m. 

Esther Brewster. 

91. x. Lucy, b. in Stonington, Conn., 17 Oct., i75f • 

m. first time Mr. Pack or Packer ; m. second 
time Manuel Kinne.-— 0-00 / 

92.x. Joseph, b. in Stonington, Conn., 18 Dec, 175$; 
d. unmarried about 1779. He was on a small 
brig in N. Y. harbor when it came in contact 
with a large British vessel which with one blast 
blew the little brig to pieces. It was supposed 
that the large boat was a merchant vessel until 
they were close to her. 

93.x. John, b. in Stonington, Conn., 1 April, 1762; d. 
unmarried about 1778. He enlisted and was 
out six months when he was taken sick with 
yellow fever and died in two or three days. 

94.x. Simeon, b. in Stonington, Conn., 31 Dec, 1763; 
d. unmarried about 1778. He entered the ser- 
vice at nineteen years of age ; was in several 

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battles ; was taken a prisoner several times 
and once was confined in a dungeon on ship 
board for twelve months in New York. At 
the close of the war he was taken sick and was 
put on shore with others at Port au Prince, 
Hayti, where he died. Only one returned to 
tell the tale of their suffering. 

95. Robert, b. in Stonington, Conn., 6 Sept., 1765; m. 

Sally Eager, dau. of Nahum and Sarah [Jenni- 
son] Eager, of Worthington, Mass. 

96. Charles, b. in Stonington, Conn., 15 March, 1767; 

m. Deborah Brown, dau. of Humphrey Brown. 

97. x. Elizabeth, b. in Stonington, Conn., 20 Sept., 1768 ; 

m. Roger Benjamine. 

98. Sarah, b. in Preston, Conn., about 1770; m. Wanton 

Carr, son of Esek and Susanna [Clarke] Carr, 
(one record says Nancy Clarke). 

99. x. Asa, b. in Preston, Conn., about 1772; d. young 

about 1779. 

100. x. Polly, b. in Preston, Conn., about 1773; some 

say d. young about 1779, but it is doubtful. 
101.x. Parker, b. in Preston, Conn., about 1775; d. 
young about 1777. 

37. 4 Ephraim Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Stonington, 
Conn., 1 Sept., 1733; m. first time in Attleborough, 
Mass., 'Sarah [Lawrence] Carpender, dau. of Capt. 
Jonathan Lawrence of Rehoboth, Mass. She was b. 
in 1734, and d. 20 June, 1795 ; m. second time Rebecca 
Gay. She was b. in 1749 and d. in Rehoboth, Mass., 18 
Sept., 1836. He d. in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Mass., 
10 June, 1809. Of his early life little is known. He 
was graduated at Yale College in class of 1755; then 
studied law in Litchfield, Conn., and was subsequently 
admitted to practice. In 1762 he removed to Provi- 
dence, R. I., where he followed mercantile pursuits in 
which he was eminently successful. While a resident 
of Providence, he was engaged in foreign trade with 
England and Holland. He established a depot and 
office at Pawtucket in 1 770. He purchased from persons 
in Boston, a potash establishment, located in Pawtucket. 

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He then built a brick house in Pawtucket at the junction 
of Wolcott and Main streets and moved there. The 
house was standing as late as 1868. He formed a part- 
nership with his son, Oliver Starkweather, about 1779, 
the firm name being " Ephraim Starkweather & Son." 
The business was very profitable until the great finan- 
cial disturbance which prevailed in Europe during the 
closing years of the last century which brought ruin to 
correspondents abroad. However Ephraim Stark- 
weather was enabled to retire from business with what 
was then regarded, perhaps, as a considerable fortune. 
He took great interest in public affairs. At a public 
meeting in 1773 he made an address, subject, " The 
grievance of English Rule." He was appointed chair- 
man of the committee of correspondence which kept up 
communications with other towns of the colony and 
prepared instructions to be sent to the representative 
of the towns in the General Court. The letter of in- 
structions which he prepared breathed a spirit of loyalty 
to the Crown, coupled with the firmest determination 
to preserve, at all hazards, the liberties of the good 
people of Massachusetts Bay from any and all encroach- 
ments on the part of the mother country. It illustrated 
the feeling of the times and is well worthy of perusal. 
It may be found preserved in Bliss's " History of Reho- 
both." Ephraim Starkweather acted frequently as 
moderator at the town meetings of Rehoboth ; he was 
for many years justice of the peace ; was a representa- 
tive of the town in the General Court in the years 1775 
and 1778; was twice elected State Senator from Bristol 
County, serving as such during the years 1780-81-82-83 
and also served for three years as a member of the Exec- 
utive Council of Massachusetts, during the governor- 
ship of John Hancock. In 1779-80 he was a member of 
the Constitutional Convention. 

He was a person of much natural dignity and reserved 
in his manners. He was honored with many public 
trusts and was universally respected, not only for his 
ability but for his uprightness of character. They were 
members of the Congregational church. 

The children of Ephraim and Sarah [Lawrence] [Car- 
pender] Starkweather are : 

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102. x. Oliver, b. in Attleborough, Mass., 9 May, 1759; 

in. Marian Clay, dau. of James Clay of Deer- 
field, Mass. 

103. x. John, b. in Providence, R. I., 10 March, 1763; 

d. in Pawtucket, R. I., 25 Oct., 1782. 
38. 4 Eunice Starkweather, ( 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Stonington, 
Conn., 19 Sept., 1735; m. there 31 May, 1756, Abra- 
ham Kirby, son of *Roger and Martha [ ] Kirby. 

He was b. in Stratford, Conn., 14 July, 1730; and d. in 
Middleburg, Vt., 3 April, 1796. 

The children of Abraham and Eunice [Starkweather] 
Kirby are : — 

I. Ephraim Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 23 Feb., 
1757; m. there 17 March, 1784, Ruth Marvin, dau. 
of Reynolds and Ruth [Welch] Marvin. She was 
b. in Litchfield, Conn., 20 Dec, 1763; d. there 17 
Oct., 18 17; he d. at Fort Stoddard, Ala., 20 Oct., 
1804, of yellow fever. His boyhood was spent on 
his father's farm, but at the age of seventeen he 
enlisted in the Revolutionary Army. He joined 
the army before the battle of Bunker's Hill and 
served through the war. He was in nineteen bat- 
tles and skirmishes, including Bunker's Hill, Brandy 
Wine, Monmouth, and at Germantown was left in 
the field for dead. He was promoted to the rank 
of colonel during the war. After its close, he 
worked at manual labor and saved enough money 
to attend Yale College, from which he received the 
degree of M. A. in 1787. He then studied law in 
Litchfield and was admitted to the bar. He was a 
member of the legislature from 1791 to 1801. He 
published a volume of " Reports of the Decisions 
of the Superior Court and the Court of Errors," 
Litchfield, 1789, which was the first volume of 
reports issued in Connecticut and probably the 
first in the United States. He was several times 
the candidate of the Democratic party for gover- 
nor. In 1 80 1 he was appointed by President Jeffer- 
son the supervisor of U. S. revenues for Connecti- 

Note.— SRoger, 'John, ljoseph Kirby of Hartford, Conn., came from Warwick, 
England. 

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cut ; he was subsequently appointed by President 
Jefferson, District Judge of the territory of Orleans. 
He started for New Orleans and died en route at 
Fort Stoddard. 
Issue: — 

i. Frances Marvin Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 
6 April, 1785; m. there in 1804 *Col. Joseph 
Lee Smith of U. S. A., son of Elnathan and 
Cloe [Lee] Smith. He was later known as 
Judge Joseph Smith of St. Augustine, Fla. 
He was b. in New Britain, Conn., 28 May, 
1776; d. St. Augustine, Fla., 27 May, 1846; 
She d. in Paterka, Fla., 5 Aug., 1875; they 
were members of the Episcopalian church. He 
was at one time a lawyer of Litchfield, Conn., 
later was appointed a major in the U. S. army 
in the war of 18 12, afterwards was promoted 
to colonel and served during the war on the 
Canadian frontier, but resigned 1 Sept., 18 14; 
after the war he became U. S. Judge of the 
district of Florida and removed to St. Augus- 
tine where he died. 
Issue : — 

1. Ephraim Kirby Smith, b. in Litchfield, 
Conn., 12 June, 1806; m. Mary Jerome 
of Syracuse, N. Y. She was b. 30 Sept., 
1 8 14; d. 4 Nov., 1896. He d. 11 Sept., 
1847 and his wife m. for her second hus- 
band, Gen. Amos B. Eaton in 1870. Eph- 
raim K. Smith was graduated at West 
Point and served as captain in 45 th infan- 
try, regular army during the Mexican war. 
He died at Molino del Ray from a wound 
received 8 Sept., 1847. 
Issue: — 

a. Joseph Lee Kirby Smith, b. 25 July, 
1836. He was graduated at West 
Point in the class of 1857, and became 
colonel of the 43d Ohio Volunteers 
and brevet brigadier general. He was 

♦NOTE :— 5Elnathan, 'Joseph, sjoseph, JJoseph, iWilliam Smith of Wethersfield, 
Conn. 

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wounded in the battle of Corinth, 
Miss., 4 Oct., 1862, and died 12 Oct., 
1862. He was lieutenant engineer in 
U. S. A. 

b. Emma Jerome Smith, b. in Fort Win- 
nebago, Wis., 17 March, 1840; m. 24 
Dec, 1862, William Blackwood, M. D. 
He was b. in Baltimore, Md., 25 Dec, 
1827. They lived in Lancaster, Pa., 
where he d. 12 April, 1899. 

Issue: — 

Katherine Kirby Blackwood, b. 17 

Oct., 1863. 
Norman Jerome Blackwood, b. 3 

Jan., 1866. 
Janet Lord Blackwood, b. 7 June, 

1875. 

c. George Geddes Smith, b. in Dearborn 

Arsenal, Mich., 11 Jan., 1843; d. 

in Fort D. C. Russell, Wyoming 

Territory. He was 2d Lieut. 23d 

Reg., U. S. Infantry. 
2. Frances Marvin Smith, b. in Litchfield, 
Conn., 12 Oct., 1812; m. in Fla., 21 Dec, 
1837, Capt. Lucien Bonaparte Webster. 
He was b. in Hartland, Vt., 17 March, 
1801 ; d. at Fort Brown, Texas, 3 Nov., 
1853. He was graduated at West Point, 
class of 1823; he became Maj. 4th Reg., 
U. S. Artillery, Lieut. Col. by brevet. 
Issue: — 

a. Josephine Clara Webster, b. in Howl- 
ton, Me., 1 Oct., 1839. 

b. Catherine Sophia Webster, b. in Fort 
Kent, Me., 17 Nov., 1841 ; d. there 9 
May, 1843. 

c. Lucien Santa Rosa Webster, b. in 
Fort Pickens, Fla., 17 March, 1846; 
d. in New Port, Ky., 8 Aug., 1847. 

d. Frances Isabel Webster, b. in Fort 
Kent, Maine, 14 Feb., 1847; m. in 



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New York City, 20 Nov., 1872, James 
M. Danner and had eight children. 
e. Edmund Kirby Smith Webster, b. 29 
June, 1852 ; m. 1 1 Nov., 1885, Letta C. 
Davidson, dau. of Gen. I. W.Davidson, 
U. S. A. He was graduated at West 
Point, class of 1874; became captain 
2d Reg., U. S. Inf., July, 1893. 
. Josephine Lee Smith, b. in Detroit, 
Mich., 1818; d. in Berorisville, N. Y., 
Nov., 1835. 

. Edmund Kirby Smith, b. in St. Augus- 
tine, Fla., 16 May, 1824; m. in Lynchburg, 
Va., 24 Sept., 1 86 1, Cissie Selden, dau. of 
Samuel Marshall and Caroline [Hall] Sel- 
den. She was b. in Lynchburg, Va., 26 
Sept., 1837. He d. in Sewanee, Tenn., 28 
March, 1893. They were Episcopalians. 
He was graduated at West Point, 30 June, 
1845, and was made a brevet second lieu- 
tenant of the 5th infantry, then with Gen. 
Taylor in Mexico. He was in the battles 
of Palo Alto and Resaca ; after which he 
was made full second lieutenant and as- 
signed to the 7th regiment with which com- 
mand he participated in the taking of 
Monterey, highly distinguishing himself 
by his bravery. He was afterwards with 
Scott at Vera Cruz ; and at Cerro Gordo 
obtained a brevet as first lieutenant, for 
gallant and meritorious conduct, the brevet 
appointment being dated 18 Aug., 1846. 
At Contreras he had another brevet, as 
captain, given him for good services ; and 
throughout the Mexican war his conduct 
was such as to merit and receive appro- 
bation from his superiors. In 1849, Capt. 
Smith was appointed assistant professor 
of mathematics at West Point and was 
afterwards captain in the same cavalry 
regiment with R. E. Lee and others. 



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He showed his bravery in various engage- 
ments with the Comanche Indians and on 
12 May, 1859, ne was severely wounded. 
He was promoted major in the regular 
army but when his native state seceded 
in 1 86 1, he immediately resigned his com- 
mission and gave his sword and services 
to the cause of the South. 
He was made colonel in the Confederate 
army and was sent to serve with Gen. 
Johnston, then at Harper's Ferry. He 
was wounded in the battle of Manassas 
and from the battlefield he was taken to 
Lynchburg where his wound was healed. 
Late in February, 1862, he was made major- 
general and the next month arrived at his 
post in the neighborhood of Cumberland 
Gap in East Tennessee. He immediately 
proclaimed martial law in accordance with 
directions received from Jefferson Davis 
and appointed Col. Churchwell provost 
marshal. He descended the Big Hill not 
far from Richmond, Kentucky, on the 
morning of 23 August and on 31 Aug., 
1862, was complete master of the sur- 
rounding country. He arrived in Lexing- 
ton 4 September and on 9 October he ar- 
rived at Harrodsburg and joined the main 
army. On the retreat of the Confed- 
erates they reached Tennessee, 24 October 
and Maj. Smith was now made a lieuten- 
ant general. Early in January, 1863, he 
arrived in Richmond and was appointed to 
the department west of the Mississippi; 
in early April he arrived there and assumed 
command. 
We next find him at Arkadelphia with the 
main Confederate army and from there he 
went to Texas and Louisiana, moving to 
the different posts of his department 
" The private character of Gen. Smith is spok- 
en of as above reproach as a gentleman and 

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as a Christian. He was a member of the 
Episcopal church and a few years since 
entertained serious thoughts of giving up 
his profession and studying for the min- 
istry." A writer, speaking of him says: 
" He is a remarkably active man of very 
agreeable manners, wearing big specta- 
cles and black beard." He rilled the posi- 
tion of president of the Pacific and Atlan- 
tic Telegraph Co., 1866-68; president 
Western Military Academy, 1868-70; 
chancellor of the University of Nashville, 
Tenn., 1870-75 and professor of mathe- 
matics in the University of the South from 
1875 until his death. 

a. Caroline Selden Smith, b. in Lynch- 
burg, Va., 15 Oct., 1862. 

b. Frances Kirby Smith, b. in Hemp, 
Texas, 9 July, 1864. 

c. Edmund Kirby Smith, b. in Louis- 
ville, Ky.,28Aug., 1866. 

d. Lydia Kirby Smith, b. in Louisville, 
Ky., 4 April, 1868; m. 9 June, 1899, 
the Rev. Rowland Hale. 

e. Rowena Selden Smith, b. in New 
Castle, Ky., 2 Oct., 1870; m. 22 May, 
1889, Randolph Buck of Vicksburg, 
Miss. 

/. Elizabeth Chaplain Smith, b. in Nash- 
ville, Tenn., 2 Jan., 1872. 

g. Reynold Marvin Smith, b. in Nash- 
ville, Tenn., 14 June, 1874. 

h. William Selden Smith, b. inSewanee, 
Tenn., 27 Feb., 1876. 

i. Josephine Smith, b. in Sewanee, 
Tenn., 11 Oct., 1878. 

j. Joseph Lee Smith, b. in Sewanee, 
Tenn., 16 April, 1882. 

k. Ephraim Kirby Smith, b. in Sewanee, 
Tenn., 30 Aug., 1884. 



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2. Harriet Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 20 
March, 1788; d. there 25 Aug., 1789. 

3. Reynold Marvin Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 
10 March, 1790; m. first time Harriet Larned. 
She was b. 13 Sept., 1796; d. 3 June, 1830; 
m. second time in Richmond, Va., 22 Dec, 
1 83 1, Mary Barclay. She was b. 26 March, 
1811; d. 16 July, 1891. He d. in Fort Sulli- 
van, Me., 7 Oct., 1842. He earned the merit 
of first lieutenant and captain in the siege 
of Fort Erie. He became captain of artillery 
in 1824 and brevet major in the same year. 

Issue: — 

a. Mary Jane Kirby. 

b. Harriet Kirby. 

c. George Edmund Kirby. 

d. Edmund Kirby. 

e. Mary Jane Larned Kirby. 

All the above died in infancy except 
George who died in New York city, 
leaving no issue. George d. 3 April, 
1862. 
Issue by second wife : — 
/. David Barclay Kirby, b. in Fortress Mon- 
roe, Va., 31 Oct., 1832; d. in Beaufort, 
N. C, 5 Oct., 1834. 
g. David Barclay Kirby, b. in Beaufort, N. C, 
11 Sept., 1834; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 7 
April, 1874, Emily Rees. She was b. in 
New York city, 29 May, 1835. He is a 
lawyer in New York. They have no chil- 
dren. 
h. Reynold Marvin Kirby, b. in St. Augus- 
tine, Fla., 5 Oct., 1836; d. in Richmond, 
Va., 27 July, 1 86 1. He was a member of 
2d Co. Richmond Howitzers and was 
present at the battle of Big Bethel, 10 
June, 1 86 1. 
i. Edmund Kirby, b. in Howlton, Me., 13 
Sept., 1839; was killed in the battle of 
Chickamauga, Ga., 20 Sept., 1863; Lieut. 
Col. 58th N. C. Inf. C. S. Army. Graduate 

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of Virginia Military Institute at Lexing- 
ton, Va. 
J. Margaret Barclay Kirby, b. in Howlton, 

Me., 13 Sept., 1839. 
k. Joseph Lee Smith Kirby, b. in Fort Sulli- 
van, Me., 2 Nov., 1841 ; m. 27 June, 1872, 
Sarah Wayt Gibbs, dau. of William W. 
and Mary Jane [Lobban] Gibbs. She was 
b. in Waynesboro, Va., 2 Oct., 1840. He 
was captain of C. S. A. (engineer troops) 
and judge of Nelson County Court, Va. 
Issue: — 

Mary Barclay Kirby, b. 21 July, 1873. 
Cornelia Marvin Kirby, b. 13 May, 1875. 
Reynold Marvin Kirby, b. 28 May, 1876. 
Edmund Kirby, b. 6 May, 1878. 
William Wayt Kirby, b. 28 Jan., 1881. 
Joseph Lee Kirby, b. 30 Oct., 1883. 
All born in Lovingston, Nelson county, 
Va. 
4. Edmund Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 8 
April, 1794; m. in Washington, D. C, 14 Feb., 
1825, Eliza Brown, dau. of Gen. Jacob and 
Pamela [Williams] Brown. She d. 12 Jan., 
1864. He d. at Avon Springs, N. Y., 20 Aug., 
1849. He entered the army 6 July, 18 12, and 
served through the war with England, while in 
1 8 19 he was aide to Gen. Jacob Brown whose 
daughter he subsequently married. He be- 
came captain in May, 1824, and paymaster 5 
Aug., 1824; relinquishing his rank in the reg- 
ular line he served on the staff of Gen. Zachary 
Taylor at Minterey and on that of Gen. Win- 
field Scott in the valley of Mexico, receiving 
the honor of lieutenant colonel for gallantry. 
Issue : — 

a. Jacob Brown Kirby, b. 17 April, 1827; m. 
13 Oct., 1853, Jane Trimble of New York 
city. She d. in New York city, 24 June, 
1884. He d. 9 March, i860. 
Issue : — 

Cornelia Trimble Kirby, b. 6 Sept., 1854. 

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Jane Trimble Kirby, b. 3 Oct., 1857; 
m. 7 June, 1881, William E. Wyalt. 

b. Frances Marvin Kirby, b. in Brownsville, 
N. Y., 21 April, 1829; m. 12 Oct., 1852, 
John B. Palmer. He was b. in Plattsburg, 
N. Y., 13 Oct., 1826, and was colonel of 
58th N. C. Reg., C. S. A. 

Issue: — 

Edmund Kirby Palmer, b. in Detroit, 
Mich., 18 Nov., 1853. 

c. Pamela Williams Kirby, b. in Brownsville, 
N. Y., 9 Jan., 1831; m. 25 April, 1854, 
William E. Everett of U. S. N. She d. at 
Hot Springs, Ark., 23 Jan., 1878. 

d. Eliza Kirby, b. in Brownsville, N. Y., 9 
July, 1833; m - 8 Oct., 1855, Rev. Henry 
F. Darby. He d. July, 1897. She d. 5 
July, 1858. 

Issue: — 

Edmund Kirby Darby, b. 13 June, 1858; 
d. 22 Aug., 1858. 

e. Josephine Smith Kirby, b. in Brownsville, 
N. Y., 25 Feb., 1836. 

/. Mary Kirby, b. in Brownsville, N. Y., 15 
April, 1838; m. 8 Oct., 1857, Dr. John 
Contee Fairfax [Lord ^Fairfax]. He was 
b. in Va., 13 Sept., 1830 and d. 28 Sept., 
1900 in Northampton, Md. He attended 
the schools of Georgetown, Va. ; later he 
went to Princeton College where he was 
graduated ; he then began the study of 
medicine in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and received the degree of M. D. 
from that college. He practiced medicine 
in Washington, D. C, until 1861, then 
went to a point near Beltsville, Md. He 
was a modest, entertaining, cultured gen- 
tleman. He had a wonderful flow of lan- 
guage and his conversation indicated care- 
ful intellectual cultivation. There was 
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Issue: — 

Caroline Snowden Fairfax, b. in Wash- 
ington, D. C, 20 Aug., 1858. 
Josephine Fairfax, b. in Northampton, 
Prince Georges county, Md., 20 Aug., 
1865; m. there Turnstall Smith of 
Virginia. 
Charles Edmund Fairfax, b. in North- 
ampton, Md., 2 April, 1869; d. there 
9 Aug., 1870. 
Albert Kirby Fairfax, b. in Northamp- 
ton, Md., 23 June, 1870. 
Mary Cecilia Fairfax, b. in Northamp- 
ton, Md., 26 Dec. ,1871 ; was a teacher 
in New York city in 1899. 
Charles Edmund Fairfax, b. in North- 
ampton, Md., 29 April, 1876. 
Frances Marvin Fairfax, b. in North- 
ampton, Md., 29 Aug., 1878. 
g. Edmund Kirby, b. in Brownsville, N. Y., 
11 March, 1840. He was graduated at 
West Point and became brevet brigadier 
general U. S. A. He died of wounds after 
the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., 28 May, 
1863. 
h. Katherine Kirby, b. in Brownsville, N. Y., 
20 Nov., 1841; m. 18 July, 1871, J. Mande- 
ville Halsted. 
i. Reynold Marvin Kirby, b. in Brownsville, 
N. Y., 4 April, 1844; m. first time Vir- 
ginia Rowland, who d. 12 Dec, 1869; m. 
second time Jennie McLaren who died 28 
April, 1886. He was an Episcopalian 
clergyman. 
Issue by second wife : — 

Edmund Kirby, b. in Salt Lake City, 

Utah, 6 June, 1874. 
Minnie Everalt Kirby, b. 13 Jan'y, 1876. 
Donald Kirby, b. 2 June, 1878. 
Virginia Kirby, b. 21 June, 1880. 
5. Ephraim Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 26 
Jan'y, 1796; d. there. 

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6. Harriet Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 23 May, 
1898; m. there 18 June, 1818, Col. Francis S. 
Belton of U. S. army. He was b. in Baltimore, 
Md., 7 Aug., 1 79 1 ; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 10 
Sept., 1861. Shed. 17 May, 1879. He was in 
the Fourth Art'y, entered service 27March, 1 8 12. 

Issue: — 

a. Winfield Scott Belton, (he took the name 
of Joseph Francis Belton when received 
into the Roman Catholic church); b. in 
Philadelphia, Pa., 8 Feb., 18 19; m. there 
29 April, 1847, Rebecca Todd. She was b. 
in Philadelphia, Pa., 11 Nov., 1824. Hed. 
in New York city, 30 Nov., 1889. 

Issue: — 

Francis de Sales Belton, b. in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., 18 March, 1848; m. in 
October, 1870, Augusta O'Connor, 
(divorced). 

Annie Teresa Todd Belton, b. in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., 7 July, 1850; m. 17 Aug., 
1870, John C. Robertson. He was b. 
in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Harriet Kirby Belton, b. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 18 April, 1852; m. Adolph 
Zimmerman. 

Rebecca Mary Agnes Belton, b.in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., 14 Oct., 1854. 

Samuel Ignatius Belton, b. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 24 Aug., 1856; m. first time 
Mary Gilbert. 

Sarah Alice Belton, b. in Brooklyn, N.Y., 
16 Nov., 1858. 

b. Edmund Francis Belton, b. in Baltimore, 
Md., 12 Sept., 1821 ; d. there 23 Oct., 1822. 

7. Helen Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Ct., 18 Nov., 
1800; m. in Charleston, S. C, Benjamin A. 
Putnam. He was b. in 1803; d. in Palatka, 
Florida, 25 Jan., 1869. He was judge of the 
district court of Florida and was a graduate of 
Harvard College. She d. in Palatka, Florida, 
17 Oct., 1877. 

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Issue: — 

a. Katherine Kirby Putnam, b. in St. Augus- 
tine, Fla., i Jan'y, 1831 ; m. first, John C. 
Calhoun, son of John S. Calhoun, U. S. 
Senator; m. second, brother of first hus- 
band, William Loundes Calhoun. 
Issue: — 

John Caldwell Calhoun, b. at Fort Hulls, 

S. C. ; d. 9 Dec., 1889. 
Benj. Alexander Putnam Calhoun, b. 

in St. Augustine, Fla. 
William Loundes Calhoun, d. near Cres- 
cent city, Fla., 26 March, 1884. 
8. Catherine Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 11 
Oct., 1802; m. in Brownsville, N. Y., 23 Oct., 
1838, Dr. Jos. P. Russell of U. S. A. He was 
b. in Bennington, Vt., 18 Aug., 1790; d. on 
Governor's Island, N. Y., 19 Sept., 1849. She 
d. in Palatka, Florida, 6 Jan'y, 1882. 
Issue : — 

a. Joseph Pynchor Russell, b. 21 July, 1839; 
d. on Governor's Island, N. Y., 29 Nov., 
1841. 

b. Edmund Kirby Russell, b. on Governor's 
Island, N. Y., 5 Dec, 1840; m. in Phila., 
Pa., 16 Oct., 1872, Ellen Price. He was 
captain of first U. S. A. 

c. Josephine Martha Russell, b. on Gover- 
nor's Island, N. Y., 5 Oct., 1842; d. in 
Rossville (Newark), N. J., 29 Aug., 1892. 

d. Frances Horton Russell, b. on Gover- 
nor's Island, N. Y., 15 Oct., 1843; m. in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 17 June, 1868, James 
Burt. He was b. in Rutland, Vt., 28 
Sept., 1825. 

Issue : — 

Ruth Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 2 Apr., 

1869. 
Henry H. Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 3 

Jan., 1871. 
Katherine K. Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 

17 Apr., 1872. 

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James L. Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 13 

July, 1873. 
Helen F. Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 11 

Dec., 1874. 
Reynold M. Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 6 

Jan., 1876. 
Charles Burt, b. in Palatka, Fla., 19 Apr., 

1877. 
Edmund R. Burt, b. 12 June, 1878. 
Mary Burt, b. 1 Aug., 1880; d. 3 Nov., 

1880. 
George Burt, b. 18 Sept., 1883. 
e. Katherine Marvine Russell, b. on Gover- 
nor's Island, N. Y., 12 May, 1846; m. in 
Brooklyn, N.Y., 5 Dec., 1867, William Jos. 
Roome Hegeman. 
Issue: — 

William Jos. Russell Hegeman, b. in 

Dover, N. J., 31 Aug., 1868. 
Alice Mary Hegeman, b. in Dover, N. J., 

21 Aug., 1870. 
Edmund Le Chevalier Hegeman, b. in 

Dover, N. J., 6 Aug., 1872. 
Benjamin A. Hegeman, b. in Dover, 

N. J., 19 Nov., 1874; d. there 7 Sept., 

1875. 
John Wesley Hegeman, b. in Dover, 

N. J., 23 Aug., 1877. 

II. James Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 15 July, 1758; 

m. and removed to North Carolina where he was a 
physician. He d. in Fairfax, Va., 3 Sept., 18 — . 
Issue : — 

1. James Kirby. 

2. Robert Kirby. 

3. Betsy Kirby. 

III. Martha Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 10 Feb., 
1760; d. there 25 March, 1760. 

IV. Martha Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 30 Dec, 
1760; m. Elijah Phelp of Lanesboro, Mass., and 
had four children, Julia, Caroline, Ermina and 
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V. John Starkweather Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 

20 Sept., 1762; m. first, 19 March, 1795, Azubia 
Severance, dau. of Samuel and Azubia [Smith] 
Severance. He d. in 1848 after a second marriage. 
Issue by first wife: — 

1. James Kirby, b. 19 July, 1797; m. Miss S. P. 
Barnaby. 

2. Nelson Kirby, b. — . 

3. J. Clarke Kirby, b. 21 June, 1807; m. E. Sever- 
ance. 

4. Ann Kirby, b. 30 July, 1800; m. Mr. A. 
Kenyon. 

Issue by second wife : — 

5. Samuel Adams Kirby, b. . 

VI. Abraham Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 3 April, 

1764; m. Margaret . He lived in Elizabeth 

City, N. C, at one time, but died in Hampton, Va., 
30 July, 1799. 

Issue: — 

1. James Kirby. 

2. Sally Kirby. 

3. Betsy Kirby. 

4. Lucinda Kirby. 

VII. Eunice Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 20 Nov., 
1766; m. Hial Hale and removed to New York 
state. Four children were born to them. 

VIII. Joseph Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 28 Apr., 
1768; m. in Lanesboro, Mass., 25 Nov., 1790, 
Esther Leonard. He d. in Middlebury, Vt., 27 
July, 1831. 

IX. Mary Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 1 Aug., 1771 ; 
m. Samuel Severance of Middlebury, Vt., son of 
Ebenezer and Azubah [Smith] Severance. 

X. Sabra Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 27 Feb., 1773; 

m. Daniel Garlick of Ohio. They had five chil- 
dren, Theodatus, Adolphus, Richard, Daniel and 
Mary. 

XI. Ann Kirby, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 21 July, 1775; 
m. 7 May, 1795, David Barnum of Baltimore, Md. 
He was b. in Litchfield, Conn., in August, 1770; d. 
in Baltimore, Md., 10 May, 1844. She d. in Balti- 
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Barnum Hotel of Baltimore, which was well known 
in its day. 
Issue: — 

i. David Strong Barnum, b. , 

2. Eliza Barnum, b. ; m. a Mr. Stannard 

and had three children. She was living in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1897. Their daughter, 
Caroline, m. a Mr. Tilton and lived in New 
Orleans. 

3. Ephraim Kirby Barnum, b. in 1801. 

4. Frances Barnum ; m. Andrew McLaughlin. 

5. Richard Barnum. 

6. Augustus Barnum. 

XII. Sally Kirby, b. in Lanesboro, Mass., 30 Nov., 
1779; m. first, 11 Nov., 1801, David Yale, son of 
Nathaniel and Esther [Franklin] [Leonard] Yale. 
He was b. 1 Oct., 1775, and d. 27 Jan'y, 1826; she 
m. second, 29 Dec, 1842, Isaac Landon of Middle- 
bury, Vt. He d. 8 June, 1850. She d. 12 July, 
, 1868. She had six children by David Yale. 
,/ 39. 4 Elijah Starkweather, fRichard, 2 J,ohn, 
Robert), son of Richard and Mary [Plumer] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Dec, 1722; m. 
in Preston, Conn., 6 Feb., i754,*T3ster Gates. 

The children of Elijah and Ester [Gates] Starkweather 
are: 
«/ 104. Joseph, b. in Killingly, Conn., 4 March, 1755; m. 
Margaret . 

• 105. x. Elijah, b. in Preston, Conn., 2 July, 1756. 

• 106. x. Lucy, b. in Preston, Conn., 26 Feb., 1758. 

^ 107. x. Esther, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 April, 176 1. 

• 108. x. Amy, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 Nov., 1762. 
y 109. Roswell, b. in ; m. Rachael Kelly. 

/ -40. 4 Nathan Starkweather, ( 3 Richard, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 10 Aug., 1825; m. there 22 Oct., 175 1, •'Dorcas 
Hamlin or Hamilton. She d. in 1797. He d. in War- 
ren, Herkimer county, N. Y., in 1816. 

The children of Nathan and Dorcas [ ] Stark- 
weather are : 
/no. x. Mary, b. in Killingly, Conn., 20 July, 1752; d. 
there leaving no children in 1783. 

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^"ui. Asa, b. in Killingly, Conn., 25 Nov., 1753; m. 
Amy Kimball, dau. of Nathan and Margaret 
[Rex] Kimball. 

112. Anna, b. in Killingly, Conn., 24 Nov., 1755; m. 

Roswell Parish. 

113. Nathan, b. in Killingly, Conn., 7 Nov., 1757; m. 

Rebecca Fuller. 
*» 114. x. Ezra, b. in Killingly, Conn., 8 Dec, 1759. 
^ 115. Eli, b. in Killingly, Conn., 1 Nov., 1761 ; m. Mar- 
garet Brainard. 
^116. Amos, b. in Killingly, Conn., 7 Feb., 1763; m. 

Elizabeth Benjamin. 
•^117. x. Parley, b. in Killingly, Conn., 10 Feb., 1766; 

m. Miss Fuller and lived in Warren, N. Y. 
^118. Asher, b. in Preston, Conn., 25 July, 1768; m. 

Olive Preston. 
•^119. x. David, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 April, 1772. 
•^120. x. Rufus, b. in Lebanon, Conn., 17 Dec, 1774; m. 
Hannah Gates. He is said to have had two 
sons, Joseph and James, but this is doubtful. 

<4<4. Olive Starkweather, ( 3 Richard, 2 John, Rob- 
ert) sister of the preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 
13 March, 173-f ; m. there 5 Nov., 1757, Andrew Gates. 

The children of Andrew and Olive [Starkweather] 
Gates are : 

1. Amy Gates, b. in Preston, Conn., 14 Jan'y, 
1756. 

2. Chester Gates, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 July, 

1759. 

3. Zipporah Gates, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 July, 

1766. 
r> 4. Ellery Gates, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 May, 
\ 1766. 

J 43. 4 Jabez Starkweather, ( 3 Richard, 2 John, ^ob- 
. ert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 
10 Jan'y, 173^; m. there 13 June, 1764; "Martha Cole. 
He d. in Plainfield, Conn., 1 April, 181 5. 

The children of Jabez and Martha [Cole] Starkweather 
are: 
/ 121., Ezra, b. in Preston, Conn., 22 May, 1765; m. 
Mercy Gallup. 

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/122.x. Hannah, b. in Preston, Conn., 6 Dec, 1766; d. 
unmarried when a young lady. 

^123. x. Huldah, b. in Preston, Conn., 29 Sept., 1768; d. 
unmarried in Mansfield, Conn., Feb., 1826. 

• 124.. Jabez, b. in Preston, Conn., 18 Oct., 1770; m. 
Esther Gallup, dau. of Benjamin and Amy 
[Kinne] Gallup. 

/ 125.- x. Martha, m. Justus Babcock of Mansfield, Conn. 
She d. 2 Oct., 1808. They had one son and this 

/ is all we know of this family. 
126; x. Mary, b. and d. in infancy. 

^127. ,x. Aaron, b. 2 Nov., 1777; m. in 1804 Lucy Spald- 
ing of Hampton, Conn. They resided in Plain- 
field, Conn., and had four sons and one daugh- 
ter. The sons died leaving no children and 
this is all we know about this family. 

.^i28.'x. Lucy, d. in infancy. 

yi2g. ) K. Sarah, d. in infancy. 

46. 4 Amy Starkweather, ( 3 Richard, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 
and m. there 10 Feb., 1763, Ezekiel Bundy. 

The children of Ezekiel and Amy [Starkweather] 
Bundy are: 

1. Robert Bundy, b. in Preston, Conn., 20 May, 
1764. 
, 11. Amy Bundy, b. in Preston, Conn., 8 Dec, 

1766. 
v hi. Nathan Bundy, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Nov., 
m 1770. 
-47. 4 Jesse Starkweather, fRichard, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 
15 Jan'y, i73f ; m. there*Mollie Kinne. He was among 
the men who marched from Connecticut " for the relief 
of Boston in the Lexington alarm," in April, 1775. He 
was a lieutenant and later captain. 

The children of Jesse and Mollie [Kinne] Starkweather 
are : V 

130. x. Richard, b. 7 Dec,! 1786; m. Deborah Brewster. 
She was b. in 1768. They lived in Unadilla, 
N. Y. He d. and she m. second, Daniel Avery, 
4 July, 1812. She d. 22 Nov., 1823. This 
completes our knowledge of this family. 
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131. x. Jeremiah, m. and lived in Plainfield, Conn. He 

had two sons, Jeremiah, Jr., and Chauncy, 
which is all we know about him. 

132. Jesse, m. Lydia Lester, dau. of Elisha and Betsey 

[Freeman] Lester, 

133. x. Eunice, m. Roswell Park of Preston, Conn. 

134. x. Lydia, m. Asa Herrick and went to Ohio. 

135. x. Elizabeth, m. Mr. Bristol and went to Ohio. 

136. Phebe, m. Nathan Hazen, son of Howlet and 

Jerviah [Lord] Hazen. 

137. x. Mary, m. Billings Brown and went to Burling- 

ton, N. Y., where they had ten children. 

138. x. Susan, m. in Preston, Conn., 12 Dec, 1790, 

Amos Avery, son of Isaac and Mercy [Williams] 
Avery. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 16 June, 
1769. She is said to have d. young but left 
two or three children. 

139. x. Deborah, m. a Mr. Kakes, and moved to Chen- 

ango county, N. Y. 



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FIFTH GENERATION. 

52. 5 Thomas Starkweather, ( 4 Benajah, we sup- 
pose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), son of Benajah and 
[ ] Starkweather, was b. in Tolland, Tol- 
land county, Conn., 25 June, 1749; m - fi rs t time in East 

Windsor,* Sybil Anderson, dau. of John and 

[ ] Anderson; m. second time in , 2 April, 

i795,*Anne Hayes, dau. of John and Anne [Morton] 

Hayes. She was b. in 4 May, 1763 ; d. in East 

Windsor, Conn., 19 Dec, 1846. He d. in East Windsor, 
Conn., 4 Nov., 1837. He was a soldier of the Revolution- 
ary war, and made application for a pension, 10 Aug., 
1832, at which time he was residing in East Windsor, 
Hartford county, Conn., and was eighty-three years old. 
He enlisted as a private in Capt. Cone's company at East 
Windsor, Conn., 2 March, 1777 and served to 2 .May, 
1 777, when he was honorably discharged ; was drafted in 
Oct., 1777 and honorably discharged in Dec, 1777 ; and 
was again drafted in Sept., 1778, serving to Nov., 1778. 
He served part of the time under Gen. Israel Putman 
and pensioned at $20 per annum as private in Capt. 
Cone's company, Conn. Vols. He is said to have lived 
at East Windsor, Conn., over seventy-five years. His 
children all abbreviated their name to " Starks." They 
are: 

140. Sybil, b. in East Windsor, Conn., 29 Dec, 1772; 

m. John Hayes. 

141. Elijah, b. in East Windsor, Conn., 7 Jan., 1777; 

m. Anna Jerusha Wetmore, dau. of Abel and 
Jerusha [Hill] Wetmore. 

142. Roger, b. in East Windsor, Conn., 13 Nov., 1781, 

m. Martha Flynt, dau. of Royal and Mary 
[Kilby] Flynt. 

143. x. Mary, b. in East Windsor, Conn., , 

, 17 — ; m. Vatham Porter, son of Vat- 

ham and Porter. 

144. x. Benajah, b. in East Windsor, Conn., in 1780; 

d. there 17 Oct., 1787. 

145. x. Jesse, b. in East Windsor, Conn.; m. Huldah 

Case. 

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146. x. Olive, b. in East Windsor, Conn. ; m. Daniel 

Roberts, Jr., son of Daniel and [ ] 

Roberts. 

147. Clarissa, b. in East Windsor, Conn., 2 May, 1791 ; 
m. John Williams, son of David and Rachel 
[Bidwell] Williams. 

148. x. Anna, b. in East Windsor, Conn. ; m. Ralph 
Dunbar, son of Hiram Dunbar. 

149. Horace, b. in East Windsor, Conn., 14 April, 1795 ; 
m. first time, Mary W. Cowles, dau. of Russell 
and Anna [White] Cowles; m. second time, 
Betsy Bidwell. 

150. x. John, b. in East Windsor, Conn., 22 May, 1797; 
d. 9 July, 1834, unmarried. 

•/ 54.. 5 Asa Starkweather, fDaniel, 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), b rother -^-^h^preeetfopg,- was b. in Preston, 
Conn.,. 2 Aug., 1750; m. in Norwich, Conn., 8 July, 
1773, Grace Gibbings. 
Their children were : — 

•^151/x. Daniel, b. in , n Feb., 1776. 

^152. x. Elizabeth, b. in , 27 Nov., 1778. 

^153. x. Asa, b. in , in 1782. 



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58.* 5 Thomas Starkweather, ( 4 Daniel, 3 Thomas, 
John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 

Preston, Conn., 3 Dec, 1759; m. first time,* ; 

m. second time in Batavia, Genesee county, N. Y., 22 
June, 1 809,* Sally Rose. She d. in Attica, Wyoming 
county, N. Y., 29 April, 1848. He d. in Attica, N. Y., 
June, 1829. The Vermont record shows that he was 
paid by Capt. Wm. Dyer for twenty-five days' service 
in said Dyer's company, Vermont Vols., from 12 Oct., 
1780, to 6 Nov., 1780 and the pay rollof Gen. Hutchins' 
company provincial troops show him to have been paid 
for seven months' service from 1 May, 1778 to 30 Nov., 
1778^-VHe is said to have been killed in the battle of 
Bennington.) C$v< M -ri "^" /> o-v e h >«/ IT ^-w\i ta/ o-/~/jK»' S j» 

Children by first wife are : — A* , 3"» 

154. x. White M., b. in . 

155. x. Sally, b. in ; m. in , Mr. Sayre. 

156. x. Horace. 

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157. x. Laura, b. in ; m. in , Mr. Holden 

Thomas's children by second wife were: — 

158. x. Eunice, b. in ; m. in , Mr. Bradfield. 

159. x. Matilda, b. in ; m. in , Richard 

Covey. She died before 1853 and had children, 
Asa and Walter. 

160. x. Timothy, b. in . 

60. 5 Billings Starkweather, ( 4 Daniel, 3 Thomas, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 

Preston, Conn., 17 Aug., 1764; m. in . He resided 

in Preston, Conn., Shaftsburg, Bennington county, Vt. 
and Hume, Alleghany county, N. Y. He enlisted in 
1777 in Capt. Hutchins' Vermont militia and served for 
six months; again enlisted in Capt. Starks' company, 
served for eleven months and was honorably discharged 
when peace was declared. He drew a pension of $20 
per annum from 7 April, 1837 to 11 June, 1846, when it 
was increased to $34.88 per annum. 

63. * 5 Stephen Starkweather, ( 4 Joseph, 3 Timothy» 
2 John, Robert), son of Joseph and Anne [ ^^ ] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Stonington, Conn., 8 July, 1735 ; m. in 
Groton, Conn., 29 March, 1758, Hannah Eames, dau. of 
and [ ] Eames. 

Their children were : — 

161. x. Asa, b. in Stonington, Conn., in 1759. 

162. x. Anna, b. in Stonington, Conn., Sept., 1760. 

163. x. Hannah, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Dec, 1761. 

/ 63. 5 Arthur Starkweather, ( 4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Stonington, Conn., 31 Jan., 1739; m. in Preston, Conn., 

23 Apr., 1767,'^Ruth Wood, dau. of and 

[ ] Wood. She was b. in Preston, Conn., in 1748 

and d. in Galway, Saratoga county, N. Y., 4 Aug., 1825. 
He d. in Starkweather's Corners, Galway, N. Y., 3 Oct., 
1799. 
Their children were: — 
/ 164. Avery, b. in Stonington, Conn., 21 Oct., 1767; m. 
Sarah Meech. 

*In the Connecticut Colonial Records, Vol. 12, Stephen Starkweather of the 
East Greenwich society of Kent is mentioned as praying the legislature to be 
allowed to worship in New Preston in 1763. 

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165. Martha, b. in Stonington, Conn., 6 Dec, 1769; m. 

Amos Brown. 
/ i66. John, b. in Stonington, Conn., 10 June, 1772; m. 

Nancy . 

^""167. Seth, b. in Stonington, Conn., 11 July, 1775; m. 

Sarah Earl. 
"^168. Asa, b. in Stonington, Conn., 27 July, i77f; m. 

Nancy Thurston. 
S 169. x. Arthur, b. in Stonington, Conn., 11 Apr., 1781 ; 

d. in Galway, N. Y., unmarried, 17 Jan., 1799. 
*^ 170. Henry, b. in Stonington, Conn., 28 May, 1783 ; m. 

Betsey Row. 

67. 5 Joseph Starkweather, ( 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), son of Samuel and Sarah [Purple] Stark- 
weather, was b. in East Haddam, Conn., 20 June, 
1748; mf first time in — ; m. second time in Ben- 
nington, Vt., Sarah Longworth, dau. of William and 

[ — ' ] Longworth. She was b. in Wil- 

liamstown, Mass., 2 Aug., 1722 and d. in Fairfax, Vt. 
He died in Fairfax, Vt. They were members of the 
M. E. church and he was an F. and A. M. Fairfax, 
Vt., records show (book 4, page 169), 17 April, 1804, John 
Stoddard deeded to Joseph Starkweather, ten acres of 
land for $100; (page 485) 5 Oct., 1807, Sylvester Cran- 
dale deeded to him one acre of land with house and 
barn for $100; (page 152) 8 March, 1804, Stephen Eng- 
land sold to him twelve acres of land for $800. There 
are several other land transactions. (Book 6, page 1 52), 
20 April, 1 8 12, Joseph Starkweather deeded to Purple 
Starkweather " for the consideration of the love and 
good will that I bear toward my beloved son," etc., a 
place in the village, acres not given; (page 153), 24 
Sept., 181 1, Joseph Starkweather leased to Theodore 
England, " twenty acres on the Plain for the term of 
fifty years." On the same day Theo. England leased 
the same place to Sarah Starkweather and at her 
decease to go to Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Esther and 
Sophia, children of Joseph and Sarah. (Book 19, page 
in), 6 March, 1879, Sarah Starkweather deeded the 
twenty-acre lot to John Mudgett. 

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His children by first wife were : — 

171. Purple, b. in Milton, Vt., 23 Feb., 1784; m. in 

Enosburg, Vt., Sabra Ferret. 

172. x. Joseph, b. in ; was murdered. 

Children by second wife were : — 

173. x. Elizabeth, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 19 Nov., 1790; m. 

in Fairfax, Vt., 22 Oct., 1882, John Wait of 
Plattsburg, N. Y. She d. in West Chugy, 
N. Y., 15 Nov., 1850. Their son, Joseph 
Wait, m. his cousin Sarah Mudgett. 

174. x. Sarah, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 29 Nov., 1792. 

175. x. Mary, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 8 June, 1795. 

176. x. Esther, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 17 May, 1802. 

177. x. Sophia, b. in Fairfax, Vt. ; d. in Fairfax, Vt., 6 

Nov., aged 23 years. 

178. Harriet, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 19 Nov., 18 1 5 ; m. in 

Fairfax, Vt., 4 March, 1834, John Mudgett, 
son of John and Edith [Eaton] Mudgett. 

179. x. Welthy, b. in Fairfax, Vt., Dec, 18 17. 

09. 5 John Starkweather, ( 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
1 Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in East Had- 

dam, Conn., 14 Aug., 1752; m. in , 25 May, 

1780, ^Hannah Leonard, dau. of Nicholas and Hannah 

[Stimson] Leonard. She was b. in , 17 June, 

1756 and d. in Preston, Conn., 23 July, 1839. He d. 
in Preston, Conn., 26 Jan'y, 1837. In "Connecticut 
Men in the War of the Revolution," a volume pub- 
lished by the state, John Starkweather appears as a pen- 
sioner, residing in New London county, Conn. He ap- 
plied for a pension 18 Aug., 1832, at which time he 
resided in Preston, Conn., and was 79 years of age 
" and if he lives to Aug. 25 this year (1832) he will be 80 
years of age." He was granted said pension from 18 
May, 1833 of $23-^5- per annum. He enlisted in June, 
1775, as a sergeant in Capt. Nathan Peters' company, 
Conn. Vols., and served under Col. Davidson at Rox- 
bury, Mass., and was honorably discharged Dec, 1775. 

On 1 Aug., 1838, Hannah Starkweather, widow of 
Jno. Starkweather, made application for a pension. 

*NOTE.— «Hannah Leonard, SNicholas, *Seth, sjames, Jr., *James, lThomas of 
England, family of Lennard (Lord Dacre). 

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She was then a resident of Preston, Conn. " She is the 
widow of John Starkweather to whome she was married 
on 25 th day of May, 1780 and that Jno. Starkweather 
died 26 th day of Jan'y, 1837. Her maiden name was 
Hannah Leonard and she lived in Preston, Conn." She 
was 82 years of age at date of application. John Stark- 
weather had lived in East Haddam, Stonington and 
Franklin, but during the last 50 years in Preston, Conn. 
Their children were: — 

180. Hannah, b. in Stonington, Conn., 12 Feb., 1781; 

m. first time, Joseph B. Parks, son of Elisha 
and Hannah [Belton] Parks; m. second time 
Caleb Foabes, son of Nathan and Temperance 
[Tracy] Foabes ; m. third time Thomas Stark- 
weather, son of Belcher and Mary [Leonard] 
Starkweather. 

181. Leonard, b. in Stonington, Conn., 13 Sept., 1782; 

m. in Waymart, Pa., Sarah Stanton, dau. of 
Col. Asa and Desire [Kimble] Stanton. 

182. x. Lucinda, b. in Stonington, Conn., 2 Jan'y, 1784; 

m. in . 

183. Samuel, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 Feb., 1786; m. in 

Cooperstown, N. Y., Marcia Averal, dau. of 
James and [ ] Averal. 

184. Erastus Wolcott, b. in Preston, Conn., 27 July, 

1788; m. in New Jersey, Eleanor McKeeby. 

185. John, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 June, 1790; m. 

Lydia Button, dau. of Roswell and Lydia 
[Spicer] Button. 

186. Sally, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 June, 1792; m. first 

time Joseph Porter, son of Gen. Wallace 
Porter; m. second time Noah Stevens, son of 
Timothy and Sarah [Traviss] Stevens. 

187. George Anson, b. in Preston, Conn., 19 May, 

1794; m. Elizabeth Georgiana Converse, dau. 
of John and Elizabeth [Backus] Converse. 

188. William, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 June, 1796; m. 

Keziah Benjamin. 

189. Sophronia, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 Sept., 1798; 

m. John Williams, son of Isaac and Phebe 
[Hurlbut] Williams. 

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190. David Austin, b. in Preston, Conn., 21 Jan., 1802 ; 

m. Elizabeth Page Evans, dau. of Benjamin 
and Sarah Reed [Warner] Evans. 

70. 5 William Starkweather, ( 4 Samuel, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 

Preston, Conn., 25 Nov., 1754; m. in 21 March, 

1788, Polly Sloane, dau. of Gen. Samuel and Olive 

[Douglas] Sloane. She d. in , 21 June, 1841. 

He d. in Williamstown, Mass., Nov., 1830. He was a 
lawyer ; was justice of the peace in Williamstown, Mass. , 
for a great many years and represented the town of 
Lanesboro in the Massachusetts legislature in the years 
1786-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94. When he died he left 
$1,000 to the Williamstown College ; this is called the 
" Starkweather fund." His daughter, Mary, left $2, 500 
and her husband, Homer Bartlett, left $5,000 to this 
same fund, the interest of which is to be divided among 
indigent students of the college. 

Their children were: — 

191. William, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 17 Oct., 1790; 

m. first time ; m. second time Charlotte 

Hardman, dau. of Aaron and Mary [Swain] 
Hardman. 

192. Mary, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 11 Sept., J794; 

m. Homer Bartlett, son of Asakel and Hannah 
[Burchard] Bartlett. 

193. Augustus, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 11 July, 

1796; m. Julia Amanda Davis. 

194. x. Ann, b. in Williamstown, Mass., i2Aug., 1798 ; d. 

unmarried in Old Mission, Mich., 25 Oct., 1877. 

195. Hannah, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 18 March, 

1800; m. Rev. Parsons Cook, son of 

196. Henry, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 27 Feb., 1802; 

m. Lucinda D. Reid, dau. of James and Re- 
becca [Brown] Reid. 

197. Catherine, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 14 Nov., 

1806; m. Rev. Jonathan Edward Woodbridge, 
son of Gen. Jonathan and Sarah [Meach] 
Woodbridge. 

198. x. Jane H., b. in Williamstown, Mass., 22 Oct., 

18 12 ; m. David Pratt. 

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71. ' 5 Ephraim Starkweather, (*Samuel, 3 John, 
2 John, a Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 24 May, 1757; m. in Preston, Conn., 
13 June, i78o,""kachel Clark, dau. of Ebenezer and 

v Eunice [Calkins] Clark. She was b. in , 6 Aug., 

1760 and d. in Genoa, N. Y., 8 Feb., 1846. He d. in 
10 May, 1840. 

He first volunteered in the war of the Revolution in 
July, 1775 at Preston, Conn., serving for four months 
and during that time was present at Stonington Point 
when Wallace made an attack upon it; again in Feb., 
1776, he enlisted at Preston, Conn., and served for nine 
months under Capt. Mott, being stationed at Groton, 
Fort Griswold and White Plains ; again he enlisted in 
Dec, 1777 and served two months in Col. Jno. Doug- 
lass's regiment and they marched to Providence, East 
Greenwich and Boston Neck. In Sept., 1777, he en- 
listed in Capt. Ledgard's company and served two 
months, served at Fort Griswold and Groton. In Jan'y, 
1778, he enlisted at Exeter, R. I., in Ezekiel Cornwell's 
brigade and marched to Bristol, R. I., to Tivertown and 
was in Sullivan's expedition of Rhode Island and was 
honorably discharged 16 March, 1779. He made ap- 
plication for a pension 13 Sept., 1832, and was then 
seventy-five years of age and lived in the town of Led- 
yard, Cayuga county, N. Y. His claim was granted 
and he drew a pension of $80 per annum from 25 July, 
1833, till his death. His widow applied for a pension 
4 July, 1843 and was then a resident of Genoa, Cayuga 
county, N. Y. and was 82 years of age. She was 
granted a pension of $80 per annum from 10 May, 1840, 
until her death. He drew his pension as a private in 
Capt. Mott's company, Conn. Vol., under Col. Wolcott. 
Their children were: — 

•" 199. x. Rhoda, b. 8 July, 1781; m. Harry Hakes. 

*• 200.x. Rachel, b. 25 Feb., 1782; m. Lemuel Peabody. 

^ 201. x. Henry, b. 11 May, 1785. 

*r 202* x. Eunice, b. 26 May, 1791. 

►-203JX. Sarah, b. 26 Jan., 1794. 

*<^04, Elisha, b. in Preston, Conn., 28 March, 1796; m. 
Betsey Fitch. 

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^205. 'x. Betsy, b. 26 Feb., 1798; m. Elijah Edwards. 
This is all that I have obtained of this family except 
the descendants of Elisha. 

72. 5 Mary Starkweather, ( 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 

Conn., 26 Feb., 1759; m. in 6 Oct., 1774, *Dan- 

iel Leonard, son of Samuel and fLydia [Stanton] Leon- 
ard. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 3 Dec, 1753, and 

d. in 1804. She d. in Meadville, Pa., Dec, 

1833, at the home of her son, Lodawick Alanson Leon- 
ard. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary war ; was 
a sergeant in Capt. Isaac Marsh's company, Col. 
Sears' regiment. Soon after their marriage he bought 
a farm in Norwich, Mass., in a part of the town called 
Goff's Hill, now a part of the town of Huntington 
where he died. He was spoken of as a peaceable, 
quiet man. Northampton, Mass., deeds 14, page 349 
"Daniel Leonard Yeoman of Norwich, Mass., sells to 
Wm. Starkweather, Esq., of Williamstown, Mass., for 
$162, on 9 Oct., 1790, land (eighty-six acres) lying 
partly in Norwich and partly in Chester, Mass." 

Their children were : — 

I. Sally Leonard, b. ; d. ; m. , 

Samuel [Saul?] Searles; went to Rome, N. Y. 

II. Henry Leonard, b. ; d. Oct., 1847, 

aged 67; m. first time Thankful Ford of Worth- 
ington, and had seven children;' m. second time, 
Phoeba Meecham, five children. 

III. Lovina Leonard, b. ; d. , 1833; m. 

first time Jonathan Weller of Montgomery, Mass. ; 
removed to Meadville, Pa., seven children; m. 

second time, McKnight ; had one child, 

Mary. 

IV. Lodawick Alanson Leonard, b. in Norwich, Mass., 

, 1790; m. in Blandford, Mass., . 1809, 

Isabel Lindsey, dau. of Moses and Amy [Partridge] 

Lindsey. She was b. in , 11 Dec, 1788; d. 

in Padanaram, O., 5 Nov., 1865. He d. near Mead- 

*Note— BDaniel, 4Samuel, 3Samuel, 2Samuel, iSolomon Leonard of Duxbury 
and Bridgewater. 

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ville, Pa., 24 Sept., 1869. He was a soldier in the 
war of 1812 and " drew a pension in western land." 
Issue : — 

1. Laura Leonard, b. in , 11 Dec., 181 1; 

m. ,4 Nov., 1829, Roland Walton. She 

d. in 1892. They had five children. 

2. Lewis Leonard, b. in , Mass., 16 Oct., 

1813; m. in Ohio, 21 Oct., 1847, Lucy A. 

Winch, dau. of David and Laura [ ] 

Winch. They had eleven children. He learned 
the carpenter's trade and then went to Ohio. 

3. Isabel Leonard, b. in , 9 March, 1816; 

m. 14 Nov., 1839, John Marshall. They had 
seven children. 

4. Maria Leonard, b. in , 13 Feb., 1818; 

m. 14 Dec, 1837, Bates Lord. They had two 
children, both dead. 

5. Emeline Leonard, b. in , 24 March, 

1820; m. Sept., 1845, George Evans. They 
had seven children. 

6. Samuel Leonard, b. in , 11 Jan., 1822; 

d. 1 July, 1853, unmarried. 

7. Alanson Leonard, b. in , Mass., 4 June, 

1824; m. Candace Adams. They reside in 
Padanaram, Ohio, and had nine children. 

8. Mary Leonard, b. in , 12 June, 1826; 

m. 28 March, 1849, Robert Smith. They had 
three children. 

9. Liberty Leonard, b. in , 4 July, 1828; 

m. first time, Mary Crouch ; m. second time 
Amanda Dikeman. He had eleven children. 

10. Amy Leonard, b. in , 14 March, 1830; 

m. , Josiah Hoffman. She d. 23 Sept., 

i860. They had four children. 

V. Annice Leonard, b. in ; m. Eben 

Harris of South Hampton, Mass. She d. in 
Morris, N. Y. 

VI. Daniel Leonard, b. in ; m. Cynthia 

Steel. They had ten children. 

VII. Richard Leonard, b. in ; d. young. 

VIII. William Leonard, b. at Goff's Hill, Huntington, 
Mass., 5 June, 1799; m. in , 6 April, 1826, 

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Sophia Lindsey, dau. of William and Jane [Hub- 
bell] Lindsey. She was b. in Brandford, Mass., 27 

March, 1800; d. in , 10 Jan., 1850. He d. 

in , 22 Feb., 1852. 

Issue : — 

1. Fanny Sophia Leonard, b. in Chester, Mass., 
25 Feb., 1827; tn. in Chester, Mass., 27 April, 
185 1, Aaron C. Brown. They had six children. 

2. William Wallace Leonard, b. in Chester, 
Mass., 10 April, 1835; was drowned in the 
Westfield River, near Huntington, Mass., 26 
June, 1853. 

75.* 5 Cyrus Alexander Starkweather, ( 4 Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn.. 23 March, 1765 ; m. in Feeding Hills, 

Mass., [ J^seneth Winchell, dau. of John Win- 

chell. She was b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., in 1769 and 
d. there in 1840. He d. in Springfield, Mass., in 1845. 
They belonged to the Baptist church and he to the F. 
and A. M. lodge. He was a farmer. He was a fifer in 
Capt. E. Prentice's company of Col. McClellan's regi- 
ment of militia. He enlisted 25 Sept., and was dis- 
charged 23 Nov., 1782. 
Their children were: — 
^ 206. Alexander Stewart, b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 
31 Oct., 1803; m. Mary Clark, dau, of John 
and Amy [Gillette] Clark. 
• / 207. , x. Sophia, b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., in 1806; m. 
y James Leonard and d. in Illinois. 

208: x. Maria, b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., in 1808; d. 
there. 

77. 5 Hannah Starkweather, ( 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), daughter of John and Jerusha [Smith] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Stonington, Conn., 22 Dec, 1746; 
m. in Preston, Conn., 10 Dec, 1767, Stephen Branch, 
son of Thomas and Zeporah [Kinne] Branch. He was 

b. in Preston, Conn., 1 April, 1744 and d. in . 

She d. in . 

Their children were : — 
I. Salah Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 March, 1770. 

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II. Sanford Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 May, 1772. 

III. Susan Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Aug., 1774. 

IV. John Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 Oct., 1776. 

V. Seth Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 31 March, 1779. 

VI. Sabini Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 March, 1782. 

VII. Elisha Branch, b. in Preston, Conn., 18 Jan., 1785. 

SO. 5 Belcher Starkweather, ( 4 John, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), son of John and Elizabeth [Belcher] 
Starkweather, half brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Stonington, Conn., 23 Jan., 1755 ; m. in Preston, Conn., 
30 Dec, 1784, Mary Leonard, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary [Freeman] Leonard. She was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 3 June, 1763 and d. in Preston, Conn., 9 Jan., 
1820. He d. in Preston, Conn., 1 March, 1831. Bel- 
cher Starkweather when a small boy was apprenticed 
and served his time at cabinet making in Lisbon under 
a man named Tracy who was a hard case and almost 
starved him. He had several apprentices; most of 
them left before their time was out. They had little 
but bean-porridge to eat. They set it on the table hot 
except the master's ; his was cool enough to eat. He 
asked the blessing ; then every one must eat. As quick 
as Mr. Tracy was through, he would jump up and re- 
turn thanks ; then every one must leave, whether he 
was half done or not. One of the hands changed places 
with Mr. Tracy's bowl; and he, supposing everything 
was as usual, burned his mouth terribly; but no one 
seemed to know anything of it. He was a private in 
Col. Huntington's Regt. (17th Continental of Connecti- 
cut), which engaged in the battle of Long Island 27 
Aug., 1776, in and near Greenwood cemetery and in the 
battle of White Plains, 28 Oct., 1776; he was discharged 
in Nov., 1 jj6, from the hospital at Samford, where he had 
been lying sick. He was in Col. Selden's Regt., 4th 
Battalion, Wardsworth's Brigade, serving at New York 
and on Long Island; it was caught in the retreat and 
panic of 15 Sept., 1776, when New York city was aban- 
doned; the term of the regiment expired 25 Dec, 1776. 

Their children were : — 
209. x. Woodbury, b. in Preston, Conn., 7 Oct., 1785; 
d. there 8 March, 1800. 

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210. Thomas, b. in Preston, Conn., 25 July, 1787; m. 

in Canaan township, Wayne county, Pa., 16 
Aug., 1 8 12, Hannah [Starkweather] [Park] 
Foabes, dau. of John and Hannah [Leonard] 
Starkweather. 

211. Mehitabel, b. in Preston, Conn., 25 July, 1787; m. 

in Preston, Conn., 2 March, 18 10, Daniel Mor- 
gan, son of Daniel and Joanna [Brewster] 
Morgan. 

212. Mary, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 Oct., 1789; m. in 

Preston, Conn., in 1806, Ezra Standish, son 
of *[ ] and Zerviah [Smith] Standish. 

213. Leonard, b. in Preston, Conn., 16 Sept., 1791 ; m. 

in Waymart, Wayne county, Pa., 29 Feb., 18 16, 
Sarah Stanton, dau. of Col. Asa and Desire 
[Kimble] Stanton. 

214. x. John, b. in Preston, Conn., 17 Aug., 1793; d. 

there unmarried 22 June, 1823. 

215. Samuel, b. in Preston, Conn., 26 Oct., 1795; m. 

first time in Sally Donnaly; m. second 

time Anna Lentz ; m. third time in 

Mary Douglass, dau. of . 

216. Betsy, b. in Preston, Conn., 25 Oct., 1797; m. in 

Preston, Conn., 26 Feb., 18 18, Jedediah E. 
Hough, son of and Hough. 

217. Welthy, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 Jan., 1800; m. 

Rufus Prentice, son of Rufus and Sarah [Stan- 
ton] Prentice. 

218. James, b. in Preston, Conn., 25 Oct., 1801 ; m. 

near Trombley's Mountains, Mich., 16 Sept., 
1827, Roxanna Leslie, dau. of James and Mar- 
garet [McPherson] Leslie. 

219. Ezra, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 Oct., 1803; m. in 

Preston, Conn., 13 Nov., 1826, Laura Geer, 
dau. of Jepthah and Olivet [Herrick] Geer. 

220. Olive, b. in Preston, Conn., 14 Oct., 1805; m. in 

Preston, Conn., 11 Dec, 1828, Jepthah Geer, 
son of Jepthah and Olivet [Herrick] Geer. 

♦IMiles Standish, an early New England soldier, b. in Lancashire, Eng., about 
1584; d. in Duxbury, Mass., 3 Oct., 1656 ; came to Plymouth in 1620. He was small 
in stature but of a very hot, angry temper, possessed great courage, energy and 
determination and rendered important services to the early settlers. Sent in 1623, 
to Weymouth. 2 Josiah, 3Samuel, 4Israel, 5Amasa, 6Ezra. 

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THE WILL OF SAMUEL LEONARD. 

He gives his wife, Mary, all his "indoor movables" 
" forever " save his clock and wearing apparel (the lat- 
ter he divides among two sons); the "improvement" 
of % of his real estate; his " best horse and cow;" the 
interest on ;£ioo during her life, which sum is to be 
divided after her death, equally among his daughters, 
Lydia Braman, Polly Starkweather and Mehitable Geer. 
He gives Samuel the Partridge farm ; y 2 of the Free- 
man land; y 2 of two rights in Mt. Misery swamp. He 
gives Joseph (his other son) his Home farm and all tools 
of the above mentioned lands. He gives Lydia and 
Polly each £25 and Mehitable £60. His inventory 
amounting to $91 19.48. 

82. ' 5 Amos Starkweather, ( 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Stoning- 
ton, Conn., 1 Aug., 1759; m. in the North Society of 
Preston, Conn., 25 Jan., 1787, 'Jemima [Gates] Brown. 
He d. in Northfield, Vt., 8 July, 1815. He was a pri- 
vate in Capt. Hewit's company, Col. Latimer's regiment 
of Connecticut, militia at Saratoga, 1777, participating 
in both battles (Sept. 19 and Oct. 9). He was paid 
from 23 Aug., to 7 Nov., 1777. He was also a private in 
Capt. Williams' company serving under Lieut. Col. Gal- 
lup at Fort Griswold, Groton, during the '• New Haven, 
Conn., Alarm;" the force was stationed there 11 July, 
1779. 

Their children were : — 

221. Elizabeth, b. in Norwich, Vt., in 1788; m. in 

Bethel, Vt., Luther Blodgett. 

222. John, b. in Norwich, Vt., 23 March, 1790; m. in 

Norwich, Vt., 3 Dec, 1809, Cynthia Nichols. 

223. x. Simeon, b. in Norwich, Vt. ; is said to have d. 

in Bethel, Vt. 

224. Orra, b. in Northfield, Vt., 17 March, 1797; m. 

first time in , Dr. Jeptha White from 

whom she was divorced and m. second time in 

, 20 Oct., 1822, Eleazer Nichols, son of 

Eleazer and Betsey [Goodwin] Nichols. 

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83. 5 Elizabeth Starkweather, ( 4 John, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Ston- 
ington, Conn., 6 Sept., 1761 ; m. in Norwich, Conn., 28 
Feb., 1 79 1, Asahel Moredock, son of Thomas and Eliz- 
abeth [Hatch] Moredock. He was b. in Preston, 
Conn., and baptized there 8 Feb., 1756. They spelled 
their name Murdock in Norwich, Vt., where they re- 
moved and had six children ; then they are said to have 
gone south and I have been unable to trace them. 

Their children were : — 

I. Jerusha Murdock, b. 9 Aug., 1780. 

II. Nabbe Murdock, b. 21 July, 1782. 

III. Thomas Murdock, b. 22 Sept., 1784. 

IV. Lucy Murdock, b. 11 Nov., 1786. 

V. Andrew Murdock, b. 11 Aug., 1789. 

VI. Iamsenthim Murdock, 28 Dec, 1791. 
All the above born in Norwich, Vt. 

^ ' 8-4.' 5 Mary Starkweather, (*Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of Joel and Jane [Campbell] [Trumbull] 

Starkweather, was b. in Mansfield, Conn., in 1752 ; 

m. in Williamstown, Mass., 2 Dec, 1788, Lewis Steb- 
bins, son of Caleb and Mehitable [Chapin] Stebbins. 
He was b. in Springfield, Mass., in 1752 and d. in 
Williamstown, Mass., 8 Dec, 18 16. He was a hatter. 
She d. in Williamstown, Mass., 23 March, 1836. 

Their children are : — 
I. Charles Stebbins, born in Williamstown, Mass., 23 
June, 1789; m. in Schaghticoke, N. H., 19 May, 
1 8 19, Eunice Masters, dau. of Josiah and Lucy 
[Hull] Masters. She d. in Cazenovia, N. Y. in the. 
spring of 1871. He d. in Cazenovia, N. Y., 23 
March, 1873. He graduated from Williams College 
in class of 1807 ; was a lawyer and a member of the 
state senate and for several years one of the bank 
commissioners of New York state. 
Issue:--, 

1. Lucy Stebbins, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., Jan., 
1 821; m. there 3 June, 1845, Rev. Mason 
Gallagher, son of George Gallagher. 

2. Mary Stebbins, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., 20 
Sept., 1822; d. unmarried in 1844. 

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3. Catherine Stebbins, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., 
13 Jan., 1824; m. there in 185 1, John H. Wat- 
kinson. She d. in 1886. 

4. John Stebbins, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., 20 Oct., 
1825; m. there in i860 Katherine Fairchild, 
dau. of Sidney T. and Helen [Childs] Fair- 
child. He d. 29 April, 1892. 

5. Charles Stebbins, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., 3 
July, 1827; m. there Mary Mairs Dows, dau. 
of James and Elmina [Hearrey] Dows. 

II. Betsey Stebbins, b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 15 Feb., 

1 79 1 ; m. in Williamstown, Mass., , Dr. 

Eliakin Sylvester, son of Seth and [ ] 

Sylvester. He was b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 4 
July, 1770, and d. in Williamstown, Mass., 20 
March, 1845. She d. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 22 
Jan., 1870. 
Issue : — 

1. Charles Stebbins Sylvester, b. in Williams- 
town, Mass., 12 Aug., 1826; m. first time in 
Conway, Mass., May, 1857, Harriet Arms, dau. 
of Christopher and Paulina [Clary] Arms. 
She was b. in Conway, Mass., 13 Oct., 1823; 

d. ; m. second time in Clarkston, Mich., 

May, 1 87 1, Julia Ann Sykes, dau. of James L. 
and Lucy [Gallup] Sykes. She was b. in Suf- 
field, Conn. He graduated from Williamstown 
College in class of 1846 and is a minister of 
the gospel. Their address is Feeding Hills, 
Mass. No children living. 

t •'85. 5 Charles Starkweather, ( 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, 
\^ Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Mansfield, 
Conn., 29 April, 1759; m. first time in Northampton, 
Mass., 31 May, i787,^Martha Kingsley, dau. of Haynes 
and Miriam [ ] Kingsley. She was b. in North- 
ampton, Mass., Sept., 1762 and died there 9 May, 1804. 

Charles m. second time in , about i8o7f'Roxanna 

Graves. She was b. in Hartfield, Mass., in 1770 and d. 
in Northampton, Mass., 25 Jan., 1847. They belonged 
to the Congregational church. Charles Starkweather 
d. in Northampton, Mass., 9 July, 1843 an d was known 

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as Capt. Charles Starkweather. He enlisted 24 Aug., 
1777, in the war of the Revolution in Capt. Nathaniel 
Wales company in Col. Latimer regiment of militia and 
was discharged 5 Nov., 1777. This is taken from Con- 
necticut Military Record, page 504 : " Two large Regt. 
of Militia composed of detachments from brigades were 
ordered to reinforce Gen. Gates at Saratoga in summer 
of 1777. They were assigned to General Povris Conti- 
nental brigade in Arnold's division and fought in both 
battles, 19 Sept., and 9 Oct., 1777. In the first battle 
they lost more that any other two regiments in the field. 
On their dismissal after the surrender of Burgoyne, 
Gates spoke of them as the two excellent regiments 
from Conn. They were commanded by Col. Johathen 
Latimer of New London and Thadeus Cook of Walling- 
ford." 

The second wife had no children. 
y The children by first wife were : 

225.' Haynes Kingsley, b. in Northampton, Mass., 3 
May, 1788; m. in Wilbraham, Mass., 30 April, 
1818, Almira Lucina Merrick, dau. of Calieb B. 
and Lucina [Smith] Merrick. 
226.' Mary b. in Northampton, Mass., 30 Oct., 1789; m. 
in Northampton, Mass., 24 Sept., 1812, Sam- 
uel Frisk Merrick, son of Samuel Fisk and Sarah 
[Maker] Merrick. 
%/ 227. Martha, b. in Northampton, Mass., 17 Feb., 1791 ; 
m. in Northampton, Mass., 29 March, 1826, 
Chauncey Clark, son of Isaac Clark. 
^^228. Jane, b. in Northampton, Mass., 4 Jan., 1794; m. 
in Northampton, Mass., 9 Feb., 18 15, Dr. Rod- 
ney Starkweather, son of Dr. Robert and Sallie 
[Eager] Starkweather. (For Jane's descend- 
ants, etc., look up Dr. Rodney Starkweather.) 
1/2-29.' Sarah, b. m Northampton, Mass., 12 Nov., 1796; 
m. in Northampton, Mass., 22 Aug., 1817, Rev. 
James Sandford, son of Joseph and Eleanor 
[Macomber] Sandford. 

86. 5 Ann Nancy Starkweather, ( 4 Joel, 3 John, 
2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Mans- 
field, Conn., 18 Sept., 1762 ; m. in , Elkanah Bar- 

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ton, son of Ebenezer and Hannah [Barton] Barton. 
He was b. in Suffield, Conn., 10 Oct., 1758 and d. in 

, 27 May, 1829. Elkanah Barton, m. first time, 

'Mary Grant of Tolland, 29 Oct., 1785, by whom he had 
two girls, Mary and Annie. He was the third deacon of 
the church in Chaplin, Conn., that was organized in 
1809. He resided in Mansfield in the territory which is 
now a part of the town of Chaplin. He was brought up 
by Landlord Austin and lived in Suffield until he went 
to Tolland to learn the trade of shoemaker. He was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary War and a pensioner of 
that war. He enlisted in 1775 and served five months 
as a private in a Massachusetts regiment. He again 
enlisted Jan., 1776 and served twelve months as a pri- 
vate in Col. Hutchinson's regiment, Capt. Kimball's 
company. He again enlisted in 1777 and served seven 
months in Col. Ely's Connecticut regiment and Aug., 
1779, he enlisted and served as a private in Capt. Adam 
Shapley's artillery company of Connecticut. He was 
in the battle of Harlem Heights. The length of his en- 
tire service was three years. 

Their children are : — 
I.' Ebenezer Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 23 July, 
1795. 

II. Horace Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 5 Oct., 1796. 

III. Charles Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 8 May, 
1798; d. there 23 Sept., 1800. 

IV. . Elizabeth Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 9 Oct., 
1799. 

V. Elkanah Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 27 July, 

1801. 

VI. Laura Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 17 May, 1803. 

VII. Charlotte Barton, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 27 Sept., 
1807. 

87. ^Richard Starkweather, (*Joel, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Mansfield, 

Conn., in 1766; m. in Mansfield, Conn., , 

Merab Corning. She was b. in in 1764 and d. in 

Mansfield, Conn.. 8 Feb., 1812. He d. in Mansfield, 
Conn., 4 July, 1808. Administration on his estate was 
granted 2 Sept., 1808, to his widow and on 9 March, 18 12, 

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to Miner, his son, the mother being deceased. On 12 
Dec., 1812, Miner is appointed guardian of his brothers 
and sisters. The inventory was taken 29 Oct., 1808, 
amounting to $449.46. 
Their children were: — 

230. Miner, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 5 June, 1790; m. 

Almina Crosman, dau. of Ephraim and Celia 
[Carver] Crosman. 

231. Lemuel, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 31 Oct., 1791; m. 

Almira Eldridge, dau. of Elisha Eldridge. 

232. Huldah, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 21 July, 1793; m. 

there David King. 
233.x. Amy, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 2 Jan., 1795 ; m. 
there Orson Gurley. She d. in Mansfield, 
Conn., April, 1831. 
Her son: — 

1. Dwight Gurley, d. in Mansfield, Conn., 
Dec, 1865. 

234. Richard, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 18 Dec, 1796; m. 

in Mansfield, Conn., Sally C. Crosman, dau. of 
Ephraim and Celia [Carver] Crosman. 

235. Archibald, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 22 Oct., 1798 ; m. 

in Walpole, N. H., Percy Eldridge, dau. of 
Elisha Eldridge. 

236. James, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 12 June, 1800; m. 

in Coventry, Conn., Sally Mowry. 

237. Lucretia, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 22 Sept., 1802; 

m. Dwight Huntington, son of Jonas and 
Rhoda [Baldwin] Huntington. 

89. 5 James Starkweather, ( 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), son of Robert and Sarah [Eveleth] [Colby] 
Starkweather, was b. Stonington, Conn., 9 March, 1753 ; 
m. in Preston, Conn., 19 April, 1781,^ Prudence Avery, 
dau. of Samuel and Mary [Barnes] Avery. She was b. 
Preston, Conn., 23 Oct., 1763 and d. in Worthington, 
Mass., 28 January, 1841. He d. in Preston, Conn., 19 
April, 1782. This James is said to be buried on Black- 
well's Island, N. Y., having died while a Revolutionary 
soldier in the prison ship Jersey but his great-grandson 
informs me that he died in Preston, Conn. His widow, 



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Prudence [Avery] Starkweather, m. for her second hus- 
band, Isaac Herrick in Lebanon, Conn., 25 Nov., 1784. 

Their only son: — 
238. Joseph, b. in Preston, Conn., 18 Jan., 1782; m. 
a e/ Olive Leonard, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth 

[Marsh] Leonard. 

90. 5 Ezra Starkweather, ( 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Stoning- 
ton, Conn., 15 Dec, 1754; m. there Esther (Buroster 
or Brewster). He d. in Worthington, Mass., 27 July, 
1 834. He graduated from Williams College in Williams- 
town, Mass. At the beginning of the war he had just 
entered his profession as a physician and surgeon in the 
town of Preston, Conn., but he abandoned his practice 
and immediately joined the army, which at that time 
was stationed at Crown Point. At the expiration of six 
months his health failed him and he was obliged to leave 
the army for which he had so zealously and patriotically 
relinquished a lucrative practice. Upon leaving the 
army, he returned to Preston and resumed his profes- 
sion, where he remained until near the year 1785 when 
he removed to Worthington, Mass. He was chosen and 
elected to the Massachusetts legislature house in the 
years 1 788-98-1 80 1-2; Senate in 1 800-3-4-5-6-7-8-9- 
10-11-12-15-16; council in 1819. Heresigned 14 Jan., 
1820, but was chosen again to the council in 1825 and 
1828, both of which he declined. He was a presidential 
elector in 1820 and to the constitutional convention. 
He is spoken of as a man of decided intellectual emi- 
nence. He willed the town of Worthington the use of 
the interest on four thousand dollars to be used for the 
support of public schools and the first Congregational 
church. They had no children but they brought up his 
brother, James Starkweather's only child, Joseph. 

95.* 5 Robert Starkweather, ( 4 Robert, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Stonington, Conn., 6 Sept., 1765; m. in Worthington, 
Mass., 1786, *Sally Eager, dau. of Nahum and Sarah 
[Jennison] Eager. She was b. in Worthington, Mass., 
16 Sept., 1772; d. in Chesterfield, Mass., Feb., 1853. 
He d. in Chesterfield, Mass., 8 May, 1858. He studied 

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medicine with his brother, Ezra, in Worthington, Mass., 
and later settled in Chesterfield, Mass., where he prac- 
ticed as a physician and surgeon. 

Their children are : — 
239. Rodney, b. in Worthington, Mass., 8 Feb., 1788; 
m. Jane Starkweather, dau. of Charles and 
Martha [Kingsley] Starkweather. 

240.x. Horace, b. in ,25 March, 1790; d. there 

26 Aug., 1791. 

241. Laura, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 12 April, 1792; 

m. Oliver Edwards, son of Oliver and Rachel 
[Parsons] Edwards. 

242. x. Orpha, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 23 April, 1794; 

m. there Emmons Putney. He was b. and d. in 
Goshen. They were Congregationalists. No 
children. She d. in Goshen, July, 1865. 

243. x. rHorace, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 22 Aug., 1799; 

m.»Electa Nims in Deerfield, Mass. She was 
b. in Deerfield, and d. in Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Hed. in Kalamazoo, Mich., about 1854. They 
had three children, two died in infancy. 
Their child:— 

Sarah, b. in Deerfield, Mass., in 1835; m. in 
Kalamazoo in 1853, Charles Cobb, who was 
living in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1898. She 
d. in Kalamazoo 18 March, 1871. Episco- 
palian. 
Issue: — 

Lucy Starkweather Cobb, b. 18 Feb., 
1855; d. July, 1894. *N 

96. 5 Charles Starkweather, ( 4 Robert, 3 John, 
2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Stonington, Conn., 15 March, 1767; m. in Preston, 
Conn., 23 Nov., 178 5, •'Deborah Brown, dau. of Hum- 
phrey Brown of Preston, Conn. She was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 22 Nov., 1764; d. in Worthington, Mass., 9 
Dec, 1843. He d. in Worthington, Mass., 16 Oct., 
1835. They belonged to the Congregational church. 
He was a farmer. 

Their children are : — 
J 244. 'James, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 May, 1787; m. 
Mary G. Blaney. 

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z' 245/Rodman, b. in Preston, Conn., 7 Feb., 1789; m. 

Martha Brown. 
s 246. Alary, b. in Preston, Conn., 28 Dec, 1730; m. Rev. 

Eber L. Clarke. 
' 247./lSi'ancy, b. in Worthington, Mass., 13 March, 1793; 

m. Ransloe Daniels, son of Dan and Zeriniah 

[Herrick] Daniels. 
-" 248<oc. Deborah, b. in Worthington, Mass., 24 Dec, 

1794; d. there 2 5 Sept., 1795. 
/"249.xDeborah Brown, b. in Worthington, Mass., 2 Nov., 

1796; m. Daniel Henshaw, Esq., son of Col. 

William and Phebe [Swan] Henshaw. 
^250.**. Charles, b. in Worthington, Mass., 4 May, 1798; 

d. there 10 March, 181 3. 
^251. John,b. in Worthington, Mass., 27 Oct., 1800; m. 

Mercy [Hubbard] Hall, dau. of Capt. Joseph 

and Sarah [Brooks] Hubbard. 
• 252. Nathaniel Brockway, b. in Worthington, Mass., 16 

Aug., 1802 ; m. first time Lucia Crosby, dau. of 

Amos and Mary [Green] Crosby ; m. second time 

Mary Goodridge, dau. of Samuel and Sarah 

[Marsh] Goodridge. 
s 253. Jane Ermina, b. in Worthington, Mass., 25 April, 

1805; m. John Goodwin Locke, son of Hon. 

John and Hannah [Goodwin] Locke. 

•^98. 5 Sarah Starkweather, ( 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. probably in 

Preston, Conn., in , 1770; m. in Preston, Conn., 

— — «^*Wanton Carr, son of Esek and Susanna or Nancy 
[Clarke] Carr. He was b. in West Greenwich, R. I., in 
1765; d. in Cummington, Mass., 25 Sept., 1845. He 
was a cooper by trade and when a young man, in 1797, 
moved from Stonington, Conn., to Cummington, Mass., 
and settled on a farm. They had fourteen children and 
all grew up and married. At the time of death his 
descendants numbered 103 in all. She d. in Cumming- 
ton, Mass., 30 Nov., 1856. 
Their children are : — 
/L Nancy Ann Carr, b. in Stonington, Conn., 28 Feb., 
1790; m. first time Elias Ford of Cummington, 

♦NOTE.— 'Wanton Carr, eEsek, 5Charles, *Caleb, 3Caleb, ^Robert, iBenjamin of 
London in 1592. 

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Mass. ; m. second time Mr. Brimhall. It is sup- 
posed that she d. in Utah. No children. 
/ II.. Elizabeth Carr, b. in Stonington, Conn., 18 Jan., 
1792; m. Ebenezer Gilbert about 1812. She d. in 
Cummington, Mass., 20 March, 1859. 
Issue: — 

1. Alfred Gilbert, b. 2 May, 18 14, in Cummington, 
Mass., m. first time Julia Briggs ; in. second 
time Mary Bliss. He was an ordained Congre- 
gationalist minister. 

2. William Henry Gilbert, b. 12 Sept. ,1815, Cum- 
mington, Mass ; m. in York, N. B. and had 
four children, 

3. Wanton Carr Gilbert, b. 1 May, 1818, in Cum- 
mington, Mass. ; m. there 29 June, 1843, Lucy 
E. Richards. 

4. Ebenezer Clark Gilbert, b. 27 June, 1820, in 
Cummington, Mass. ; m. in Missouri, and had 
a large family. He was a Free Methodist 
preacher. 

5. Martha Gilbert, b. 14 Feb., 1822; d. 14 May, 
1822. ^ 

6. Mary Gilbert, b. 14 Feb., 1822, in Cummington, 
Mass.; m. in Bennington, Vt., 21 April, 1850, 
Andrew Everett ; m. second time in Chester- 
field, Mass., 6 Nov., 1855, Calvin Damon. 

7. Calvin Gilbert, b. 28 Feb., 1824, in Cumming- 
ton, Mass. ; m. Eliza Crosby. 

8. Deborah Gilbert, b. 13 Dec, 1825, in Cumming- 
ton, Mass. ; m. Alvin S. Thayer. She d. in 
Bradford, Conn., 27 Nov., 1877. 

9. Electa Gilbert, b. 5 Oct., 1825, in Cummington, 
Mass. ; m. first time Lyman Cross ; m. second 
time Nelson Gardner. 

10. Sarah Gilbert, b. 17 July, 1830, in Cummington, 
Mass. ; m. Dr. John Bryant. She d. in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., 7 Oct., 1869. 
/ III J Cynthia Carr, b. in Stonington, Conn., 21 Oct., 

1793; m. Bela Parsons Clapp in , 2 March, 

1815. She d. in Williamsburg, Mass., 31 July, 
1877. 

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Issue '. 

I. Sylvanus Clapp, b. 22 Nov., 181 5; d. 



2. Marv Parsons Clapp, b. 15 Jan., 1817, in 
Westhampton, Mass. ; m. in Williamsburg, 
Mass., 21 April, 1847, Mr - Graves. They 
reside in Williamsburg, Mass. 

3. Francis Clapp, b. 15 Sept., 1818; d. 3 Dec., 
1837. 

4. Franklin Clapp, b. 17 Oct., 1820, in West- 
hampton, Mass.; m. first time 9 Sept., 1851, 
Susan Webster Fuller; m. second time in Wil- 
liamsburg, Mass., in 1862, Harriet P. Hillman. 

5 . Laura Ann Clapp, b. 1 5 Oct. , 1 82 1 ; d. 29 Aug. , 
1844. 

6. Willard Smith Clapp, b. 18 July, 1824, in 
Westhampton, Mass. ; m. in Pawtucket, R. L, 
3 Feb., 1852, Sarah Pratt. They reside in 
Chicago, 111. 

7. Lyman Clapp, b. 18 July, 1827; d. Nov., 1829. 

8. Bela Parsons Clapp, b. 24 May, 1830, in West- 
hampton, Mass. ; m. in New York 10 June, 
1863, Sarah Ann Hopkins. 

s IV. Robert Carr, b. in Stonington, Conn., 26 Oct., 
179$ ; m. Mariah Barnes in Salem, N. Y., 4 March, 
1824. She was b. 4 Sept., 1802; d. 7 June, 1885. 
He d. in Ashland, Neb., 20 Feb., 1873. 

Issue. 

1. Eleanor Carr, b. 16 June, 1829; d. 12 Feb., 

1833. 

2. Lyman Carr, b. 28 Feb., 1831; d. 2 Feb., 1833. 

3. Ellen Maria Carr, b. 25 June, 1838, in Evans, 
Erie Co., N. Y. ; m. first time in Chesterfield, 
Mass., 3 June, 1852, Wm. S. Barnes; m. 
second time in York, Neb., 1 March, 1879, 
John C. Tenney. 

4. Robert Carr, b. 28 Nov., 1835, in Erie county, 
N. Y. ; m. in Mendota, 111., 22 Jan., 1863, 
Lenora A. Cooper. She resides in Yutan, Neb. 

5. Horace Carr, b. 21 Oct., 1837, in Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; m. in Earl, La Salle county, 111., 26 
Oct., 1865, Lovina Weygandt. They reside 
near Yutan, Neb. 

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6. Addison Carr, b. 3 April, 1839, in Hamburg, 
Erie county, N. Y. ; m. 28 July, 1865, Nancy 
Tarpenning. They reside near Ashland, Neb. 

7. Lyman F. Carr, b. 28 Oct., 1840; d. 12 March, 
1844. 

8. Henry Carr, b. 17 Feb., 1844; d. 2 March, 
1844. 

9. James Barnes Carr, b. 6 Oct., 1845, in Erie, 

N. Y. ; m. in 1875, Josephine . They 

reside in Omaha, Neb. 

/V.' Lucy Carr, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 29 Dec, 1797; 
m. first time Joshua W. Smith. He d. 5 Oct., 
1822 ; m. second time Daniel Miller, 27 Nov., 1828. 
She d. in South Hadley, Mass., 11 April, 1859. 
Issue by first husband : — 

1. Calvin Smith, b. 3 Oct., 182 1 ; d. 18 Dec, 1823. 

2. Lucy Willard Smith, b. 23 May, 1823, inWest- 
hampton, Mass.; m. 14 Dec, 1870, Horace 
Putman. They reside in Springfield. 

Issue by second husband: — 

3. Josiah S. Miller; m. and had children. 

4. Joseph Miller, b. 19 Sept., 1836; d. in Ander- 
sonville prison. 

^ VI.' Esek Carr, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 16 Feb., 1800; 
m. Wealthy Jenks, 7 June, 1825. She was b. in 
Hawley, Mass., 22 June, 1808. He d. in Waterloo, 
Wis., 1 Oct., 1 85 1. Mrs. Carr is now living with 
her son Ezra, at Lake Mills, Wis. 
Issue : — 

1. Julia A. Carr, b. 8 June, 1827, in Chesterfield, 
Mass.; m. in Buffalo, N. Y., 21 Sept., 1845, 
Joshua H. Dawson. They reside in Stacy, 
Minn. 

2. Ezra Starkweather Carr, b. 11 June, 1829, in 
Chesterfield, Mass.; m. in Buffalo, N. Y.,28 
April, 1853, Esther Eliza Adams. They reside 
in Lake Mills, Wis. 

3. Charlotte Augusta Carr, b. 19 Aug., 1831, in 
Chesterfield, Mass.; m. 31 Dec, 1849, James 
M. Solomon. She d. in Packwaukee, Wis., 11 
March, 1892. 

4. Persis E. Carr, b. 31 July, 1833, in Chesterfield, 

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Mass.; m. in 1853, Isaac Newton. She d. 18 
Dec, 1884. 
5. Esek Carr, b. 20 Jan., 1836, unmarried. 
/VII. Hannah Carr, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 10 Feb., 
1802; m. there 11 May, 1828, George Washington 
Thurber. He was b. 4 Oct., 1804; d. in Concord, 
Erie county, N. Y., 11 Nov., 1858. 

Issue '. 

1. Horace Thurber, b. 2 July, 1829; d. 3 Sept., 1834. 

2. Helen Amerette Thurber, b. 20 Sept., 1830, in 
Concord, N. Y. ; m. in Colden, N. Y., 21 March, 
i860, Sewell A. Whitney. He d. in 1886, in 
Buffalo, N. Y. She d. in 1892. 

3. Olin Thurber, b. 22 June, 1832; d. 6 June, 1834. 

4. Francis Clapp Thurber, b. 2 May, 1834, in Con- 
cord, N. Y. ; m. 2 July, 1856, Cynthia Griffin. 
They reside in Hamburgh, N. Y. 

5. Lydia Ann Thurber, b. 6 March, 1837, in Con- 
cord, N. Y. ; m. first time in Buffalo, N. Y., 26 
Dec, 1855, Dorman Holt; m. second time in 
St. Paul, Minn., Benjamin Cunningham. 

6. Harriet Amelia Thurber, b. 17 May, 1840, in 
Concord, N. Y. ; m. 2 July, 1856, Lafayette 
Littlefield of Buffalo, N. Y. 

7. Sarah Thurber, b. 11 Oct., 1842; d. 10 Nov., 
1842. 

8. Laura Emogene Thurber, b. 4 July, 1844, in 
Concord, N. Y. ; m. in Kenosha, Wis., 28 July, 
1889, Enos Harry Minard. They reside in 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

9. Lorenzo Thurber, b. 4 July, 1844; d. 27 July, 
1845. 

10. George Eugene Thurber, b. 22 Feb., 1846, in 
Concord, N. Y. ; m. in Groesbeck, Texas, 21 
July, 1888, Dora A. Taylor. 
/ VIII. Clark Carr, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 1 Jan., 1804; 
m. there 3 Sept., 1832, Orphia Weeks. He d. in 
Simsbury, Conn., 9 June, 1848. 
Issue : — 

1. Oscar Lyman Carr, b. in 1833, in Chesterfield; 
m. in Springfield, Mass., in 1870, Fanny Rath- 
burn. 

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2. Edgar Carr, b. 



3. Sarah Ann Carr, b. in 1839; d. in 1840. 

4. Mary Jane Carr, b. 16 April, 1841, in Granby, 
Conn.; m. in Chester, Mass., 6 Dec., 1866, 
John D. Kyle. 

5. Watson Ezra Carr, b. in 1843 in Granby, Conn. ; 
d. in Washington, D. C, 5 Nov., 1864; is buried 
in Chester, Mass. 

6. Julia Ann Carr, b. 8 Aug., 1844, in West Hart- 
ford, Conn. ; m. in Chester, Mass., 1 Jan., 1873, 
Albert Hancox. 

7. Andrew Clark Carr, b. in 1848, in Simsbury, 
Conn.; d. in Baltimore, Md., 15 Feb., 1864. 
He is buried in Chester, Mass. 

/IX. Lyman Carr, b. in Cummington, Mass., 22 Sept., 
1805; m. there Rosamond Whitman. He d. in 
Dennison, Mich. 
Issue: — 

1. Laura Ann Carr, b. 22 Aug., 1833, in Cumming- 
ton, Mass.; m. in Cleveland, Ohio, 11 May, 
1854, Elder Frederick Talhunt. 

2. Lyman Whitman Carr, b. in Cummington, 
Mass., in 1835. 

3. Jane Rosamond Carr, b. in Cummington, 
Mass., 11 April, 1837. 

4. Cynthia Marian Carr, b. in Cummington, Mass. 

5. Sarah Maria Carr, b. in New York state. 

6. Silas Andrew Carr, b. in New York state. 

7. Marcus Whanton Carr, b. in Newbury, Ohio. 

8. Asahel Story Carr, b. in Newbury, Ohio. 

9. Charles Edward Carr, b. in Chester, Ohio. 

• X. Sarah Starkweather Carr, b. in Cummington, Mass., 
17 Aug., 1807; m. first time in 1821, Silas Warner; 
m. second time Jesse Torry. She d. in Chester- 
field, Mass., Sept., 1863. 
Issue: — 

1. Lyman Warner. 

2. Sarah Warner, d. when 16 years old. 

3. Charles Dwight Warner, b. in Williamsburg, 
Mass., 7 Sept., 1827; m. in Chesterfield, Mass., 
12 May, 1852, Maria A. Bester. 

4. Arabelle Warner. 

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5. Ann E. Warner, b. 27 April, 1835, Williams- 
burg, Mass. ; m. first time in Chesterfield, Mass., 
Nov., 1852, Horace Robinson; m. second time 
Rev. William E. Cognellette, Dec, 1884. 

6. Levi Warner, b. in Williamsburg, Mass. ; d. 
when a young man. 

7. Dora C. Warner, b. in 1839, in Cummington, 
Mass. ; m. 15 May, 1859, Henry Erastus Smith. 
The family reside in Northampton, Mass. 

^ XI. Mary Carr, b. in Cummington, Mass., 1 July, 1809; 
m. in state of New Jersey, George Snyder. 
Issue: — 

1. George Snyder. 

2. Julia Snyder. 

^ XII. Silas Carr, b. in Cummington, Mass., 3 Sept., 
181 1 ; m. in Plainfield, Mass., 21 June, 1838, Lucy 
Chittenden. She was b. in Plainfield, 24 Feb., 
1812, and d. in Troy, N. Y., 7 Jan., 1871. He d. 
in Cummington, Mass., 6 Nov., 1841. 
Issue: — 

1. Elias Carr, b. 6 March, 1839, in Cummington, 
Mass. ; m. in Troy, N. Y., 23 Dec, 1868, Julia 
Amelia McMaster. They reside in Trenton, 
N.J. 

2. Susan Almira Carr, b. 3 Nov., 1840, in Cum- 
mington, Mass.; m. in Akron, O., 21 Dec, 
1882, John Ekin Brown. They reside in Ben- 
nett, Pa. 

•^XIII. Laura Ann Carr, b. in Hampshire, Mass., 6 Dec, 
18 1 3 ; m. in Boston Corners, Erie county, N. Y., 

April, 1836, Brush. He was b. in Galway, 

N. Y., 6 Dec, 1805; d. in Ashland, Neb., 18 
March, 1876. She resides with one of her sons in 
Ashland. 
Issue : — 

1. Marcus Brush, b. 16 Feb., 1837, in Boston 
Corners, N. Y. ; d. unmarried in Nebraska, 13 
Sept., 1870. He was a member of the legis- 
lature. 

2. Hobart Brush, b. 25 June, 1839, in Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; m. in Ashland, Neb., 6 Nov., 1870, 
Mary Eliza Johnson. 

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3. Sarah Matilda Brush, b. 27 Aug., 1844, i n 
Waterloo, Wis. ; m. in Ashland, Neb., in 1867, 
Andrew Marble. 

4. Eugene Brush, b. 11 Aug., 1846, in Waterloo, 
Wis. ; m. in Wahoo, Neb., 9 Sept., 1880, Mary 
Ann Stevens. 

5. Lyman Ray Brush, b. 7 May, 1854, in Water- 
loo, Wis. ; m. in Ashland, Neb., 23 Dec., 1879, 
Drue Taylor. 

/ XIV.' Julia Ann Carr, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 16 
March, 1816; m. June, 1836, James Blair Stillman. 
She d. in Springfield, Mass., 25 Aug., 1853. 
Issue: — 

1. Clarissa Elizabeth Stillman, b. 15 Aug., 1837. 

2. Eugene Stillman, b. June, 1840; d. Oct., 1843. 

3. Eugene Louisa Stillman, b. 25 Aug., 1844; 
m. 4 Oct., 1864, Charles Amos Call. She d. 5 
Jan., 1876. 

102. 5 Oliver Starkweather, (*Ephraim, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), son of Ephraim and Sarah [Lawrence] 
[Carpenter] Starkweather, was b. in Attleborough, 
Mass., 9 May, 1759; m. inDeerfield, Mass.,%Mariam Clay, 

dau. of James Clay. She was b. in 1764 and d. in 

19 Sept., 1805. Hed.inPawtucket, Mass., 13 May, 

1834. They were members of the Baptist church. He 
was engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits 
in Pawtucket, Mass., (now R. I.) throughout his life and 
was very successful. He erected in 1801 what has been 
since known as the "Starkweather mansion" at the 
junction of Wolcott and Main streets in Pawtucket. 
This residence is of the " Colonial style " of architec- 
ture and has been occupied by his descendant to the 
present time but is now closed up. He was prominent 
in public affairs and was the representative of the town 
of See Konk (of which Pawtucket then formed a part) 
and was in the General Court during the years 18 12-13 
-14-16-17-18 ; in the state senate in 1821-22-23; a 
member of the executive council of Massachusetts in 
1824-25-26 and was a presidential elector in 1828. 

Their children are: — 
254. John, b. in Pawtucket, Mass. ; m. Olive Carpenter. 

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255. Sarah, b. in Pawtucket, Mass., in 1789; m. William 

Allen. 
256.x. James Clay, b. in Pawtucket, Mass., in 1794; d. 

there 12 Sept., 1795. 

257. James Clay, b. in Pawtucket, Mass., in 1795 ; m. 

Almira Chapin Underwood, dau. of Joseph and 
Sylvia [Chapin] Underwood. 

258. Samuel, b. in Pawtucket, Mass., 27 Dec, 1799; m. 

Julia Judd, dau. of Bela and Rachel [ ] 

Judd. 

259. Rebecca Gay, b. in Pawtucket, Mass., 9 April, 

1802 ; m. Lyman Claflin. 

104. 5 Joseph Starkweather, ( 4 Elijah, 3 Richard, 
2 John, Robert), son of Elijah and Esther [Gates] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Killingly, Conn., 4 March, 1755 ; m. 
^Margaret 

Their children are : — 

260.x. Joseph Spencer, b. , 10 March, 1777. 

261. x. Chekley, b. , 3 Feb., 1783. 

109. * 5 Roswell Starkweather, (^Elijah, 3 Richard, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 

; m. in Killingly, Conn.,'Rachael Kelly. She 

was b. in Killingly, Conn., and d. there. He d. in 
New Orleans, La. He was a farmer. 

Their children are : — 
262 x. Asher, b. in Killingly, Conn. ; d. in Dayville, 
Conn., 30 May, 1869. 

263. William, b. in Killingly, Conn. 

264. Joseph, b. in Killingly, Conn., 4 Aug., 1812; m. 

Eliza Bowen, dau. of Jabez and Sarah [Tanner] 
Bowen. 

265. Laura, b. in Killingly, Conn. ; m. first time, John 

Douglas ; m. second time, Mason Hopkins. 

266 x. Esther. 

267 x. Lucy. 

268 x. Cynthia. 

S 111. 5 Asa Starkweather, ( 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, 
J Robert), son of Nathan and Dorcas [Hamilton] Stark- 
weather, b. in Killingly, Conn., 25 Nov., 1753; m* in 
Preston, Conn., 18 Dec, 1778, by Rev. Levi Hart, Amy 

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Kimball, dau. of Nathan and Margaret [Rex] Kimball. 
She was b. in Preston, Conn., 7 July, 1754, and d. at Green 
River, Columbia county, N. Y., 29 June, 1841. He d. 
in Chatham, N. Y., 11 June, 181 1. He was a lieutenant 
at the taking of Stony Point, 16 July, 1779, and for his 
gallantry was promoted to the rank of captain, but was 
so badly wounded that he was unfit for further duty. 
Their children are : — 
./269.x. Amy, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 Oct., 1779; m. 
Gates Clark, son of Edmond P. Clark, and 
lived in Columbia county, N. Y. 
./270. Asa, b. in Preston, Conn., 16 Nov., 1782; m. 
Mary Robinson, dau. of James and Sarah 
[Drake] Robinson. 
/271. Mary, b. 19 Sept., 1786; m. Capt. Uriah Mallory, 
son of Major Samuel and Mary[Carley]Mallory. 
^272. Eunice, b. 20 Oct., 1788; m. Hosea Varney and 
lived at Green River, N. Y. Their son, John 
Varney, m. Juliette Crandell in 1850. 
/273. Reuben, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 March, 1791 ; m. 
Esther Moore and settled in Chenango Forks, 
N. Y., now Binghamton, where he d. 18 Nov., 
1853. She was b. in Chatham, N. Y., 1 Sept., 
1793; d. Binghamton, N. Y., 4 Aug., i860. 
,/ 274. Olivia, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 22 Oct., 1794; m. 
Alvin Deveraux, son of Theodore and Hannah 
[Moffatt] Deveraux. 
/ 275. x. Gershom, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 22 Oct., 1794; 
a twin of the above, d. at birth. 

112. 5 Anna Starkweather, ( 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 
2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Kill- 
ingly, Conn., 24 Nov., 1755; m. in Roswell Parish. 
They lived in Lebanon, Conn., then Preston, Conn., 
and later Chatham, N. Y. 

Their children are: — '" 

I. Linda Parish, b. ; m. John Smith about 1800 

and settled in Norway, N. Y. 

II. Roswell Parish, b. 

III. Mary Parish, b. 

IV. Anna Parish, b. ; m. David Vickery and ^ 

settled in Norway, N. Y. 

V. Elizabeth Parish, b. 

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113. 5 Nathan Starkweather, ( 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 

Killingly, Conn., 7 Nov., 1757; m. in ,' Rebecca 

Fuller. She d. in 1799. 

Their children are : — 

276. x. Apoma. 

277. x. Clarissa. 

S 115. 5 Eli Starkweather, ( 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, 

a Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Killingly, 

Conn., in 1761 ; m.^Margaret Brainard. They went to 

Norway, Herkimer county, N. Y., where he d. in 1801. 

Their children are : — 

•^278. x. Anne. 

X279. x. Elizabeth. 

116.«^ 6 Amos Starkweather, ( 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 
3 John, a Robert), brother of the preceding, was^b. in 
Killingly, Conn., 7 Feb., 1763; m. in 1792, "Betsey 

Benjamin, dau. of . She was b. in Alabama, 

N. Y., 9 May, 1773, and d. in . He d. in Ala- 
bama, Otsego county, N. Y., , 1844. He lived 

in Killingly, Conn., till , and then moved to 

Chatham, Four Corners, N. Y., where he lived till 1834. 
Then he went to Alabama, N. Y., where he died. At 
the age of sixteen Amos was drafted into the revolu- 
tionary army, but after three months' service his father 
purchased a substitute who was killed in service. He 
was by trade a blacksmith. 
Their children are : — 
•" 280. x. Phcebe, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 6 June, 1793; 
m. Chester Goodrich, 13 Nov., 1813. They 
lived in Worcester, N. Y. 
Issue : — 

William Goodrich. 

•^281. x. David, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 10 Oct., 1794; m. 

Sarah Wood, 31 Jan., 181 5. She d. 25 May, 

181 5, aged 19 years. He d. 10 Sept., 18 18. 

^282. Benjamin, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 25 Feb., 1796; 

m. Electa F. Bullock, dau. of William Bullock. 

^283. x. Asher, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 2 Sept., 1797, 

went south and is supposed to have d. in 183^. 



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S 284. Nelson, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 19 July, 1799; m. 
Annis Holmes, 2 Jan., 1825. 

/ 285. x. Betsey, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 1 March, 1801 ; 
m. some say David Stark, others Ebenezer 
Story, 10 March, 1828. They lived in New- 
fane, N. Y., then moved west. All descend- 
ants are supposed to be dead. 
./286.x. Riley, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 10 April, 1803; d. 
there 29 March, 1823. 

/ 287. Almira, b. in Chatham, N. Y.,6 June, 1805; m. 
Gurdon Babcock. 

y 2SB. Florilla, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 2 April, 1808; m. 
Isaac P. Denel. 

/ 289. Martin, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 1 July, 1812; m. 

first time Mary Bachelor. 
/290. Schuyler, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 28 March, 18 16; m. 
first time Marianne Winchell ; m. second time 
Katherine La Fountain. 

118. 5 Asher Starkweather, ( 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 25 July, 1768; m. in ^t)live Pres- 
ton. They lived in Norway, Herkimer county, N. Y. 
Their children are : — 
^291. ; x. David, b. in Norway, N. Y. ; m. Electia Tread- 
way, dau. of David Treadway. They are dead 
and all their descendants. 
s 293.x. Asher. 

y 294. William, b. 25 May, 1805; m. Abigail Post, dau. 
of John Post. 

121. 5 Ezra Starkweather, (*Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, 
Robert), son of Jabez and Martha [Cole] Starkweather, 
was b. in Preston, Conn., 22 May, 1765; m. Mercy 
Gallup. He was accidentally killed in Hampton, Conn., 
9 March, 18 10, leaving no children. In his will made 16 
Nov., 1809 and presented 2 April, 18 10, mention is made 
of unmarried sisters Hannah and Huldah, nephews 
Ezra and Aaron Starkweather, nieces Zerviah Gallup 
and Susannah Waldo and his wife Mercy. Inventory 
is taken 2 April, 18 10, amounting to $4,965.58. 



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12-4. * 5 Jabez Starkweather, ( 4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 18 Oct., 1770; m. in Voluntown, Conn., Oct., 
1 801* Esther Gallup, dau. of Benjamin and Amy [Kinne] 
Gallup. She was b. in Volumtown, Conn., 17 April, 
1780; d. in Mansfield, Conn., 27 May, 1863. He d. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 9 Nov., 1849. 

Their children are : — 

295. x. Esther, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 4 June, 1803 ; d. 

in Savannah, Ga., 20 Sept., 1849, unmarried. 

296. Jabez, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 5 July, 1805; m. 

Diademia [Stockwell] Arnold. 

297. Ezra, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 7 May, 1807 ; m. Eliza 

Flint, dau. of Jacob and Hannah [Holt] Flint. 

298. Benjamin, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 1 March, 1809; 

m. Harriet N. Buckland. 

299. Lyman, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 12 Feb., 181 1 ; m. 

first time Harriet Hubbard; m. second time 
Esther Brown; m. third time Abigail M. 
[ ] Brown. 

300. Nathan, b. in Plainfield, Conn., 23 April, 1813 ; m. 

Cynthia Loomis, dau. of Benjamin and Mary 
[Gaylord] Loomis. 

301. George, b. in Plainfield, Conn., 25 Feb., 1815; m. 

Mary Waite, dau. of Capt. John and Sarah 
[Wilder] Waite. 

302. Eunice, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 19 May, 1817; m. 

Gilbert Green. 

303. Lucy, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 20 Aug., 1819; m. 

Lewis Brighton. 

304. Henry, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 17 March, 1822; 

m. Elizabeth Gallup, dau. of Nathan and Sally 
[Hall] Gallup. 

305. Amy, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 18 Feb., 1825; m. 

Frederick S. Hunt. 

132. 5 Jesse Starkweather, ( 4 Jesse, 3 Richard, 
'John, Robert), son of Jesse and Mollie [Kinne] Stark- 
weather, and was b. in ; m. in Preston, Conn., 

16 Jan., i8o5,*Lydia Lester, dau. of Elisha and Betsey 
[Freeman] Lester. She was b. in Preston, Conn., 7 
Oct., 1785. 

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Their children are : — 
306.x. Alfred, b. in Preston, Conn., 17 March, 1807. 
307.x. Mary, b. in Preston, Conn., 19 Dec, 1808. 

308. x. Emila Spalding, b. in Preston, Conn., 22 Dec, 

1810. 

309. x. John Kenney, b. in Preston, Conn., 15 Dec, 

1814; d. there 4 March, 1819. 

310. x. Eliza, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 Oct., 1816 ; m. and 

d. in Windham, Conn., 25 Oct., 1873. 

311. x. Lydia Spencer, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 Dec, 

1818. 

312. x. Charles Lester, b. in Preston, Conn., 6 Oct., 

1821. 
313.x. Sarah Meech, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 Nov., 
1823. 

136. 5 Phcebe Starkweather, ( 4 Jesse, 3 Richard, 
2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding-, was b. in 
Worthington, Mass., in 1772; m. in Norwich, Conn., 
Nathan Hazen, son of Howlet and Zerviah [Lord] 
Hazen. Shed, in Worthington, Mass., 15 Nov., 1856. 

Their children are: — 

I. Edward Hazen. 

II. John Hazen. 

III. Elbridge Hazen, b. 19 April, 1804; m. 29 Sept., 
1864, Adeline Ferry, dau. of Asa and Eunice 
[Clark] Ferry. She was b. 29 Sept., 1823. 

IV. Nathan Lord Hazen, b. in Worthington, Mass., 
23 May, 1809; m. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 28 Oct., 
1834, Hannah Jeannette Twitchell, dau. of John 
and Hannah [Wylie] Twitchell. She was b. in 
Norwich, N. Y., 13 Nov., 181 5; d. in Cincinnati, 
O., 3 Aug., 1891. He d. in Cincinnati, 17 Dec, 
185 1. Their children were all born in Cincinnati. 

Issue: — 

1. Josephine Maria Hazen, b. 19 Aug., 1835; 
m. 14 Nov., i860, Thomas J. Briggs, son of 
Thomas J. and Rebecca [NerT] Briggs. He 
was b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 May, 1834. She 
d. in Glendale, Ohio, 7 Feb., 1891. 
Issue: — 

a. Nathan Hazen Briggs, b. 21 Nov., 1861. 

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b. Thomas J. Briggs, b. 17 June, 1865. 

c. Henry W. Briggs, b. 19 July, 1867. 

d. Josephine H. Briggs, b. 25 Sept., 1875. 

2. Julia Twitchell Hazen, b. 18 Nov., 1837; d. 6 
June, 1839. 

3. Hannah Jeannette Hazen, b. 24 Jan., 1840; m. 
13 Oct., 1859, Charles Edwin Hicks, son of 
James and Frances [Hicks] Hicks. He was 
b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 Aug., 1835 ; d. there 
28 July, 1864. He was educated in Brooks 
Academy. Presbyterians. 

Issue: — 

(a.) James Hicks, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 May, 
1861 ; m. there 26 Feb., 1884, Augusta Isham 
Thomas, dau. of Elbridge L. and Isabella B. 
[Isham] Thomas. She was b. in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, 8 Aug., 1863. 
Issue: — 

Charles E. Hicks, b. 5 Oct., 1891. 

4. Nathan Lord Hazen, b. 9 Sept., 1841 ; d. 18 
Feb., 1842. 

5. Frances Ellen Hazen, b. 29 Jan., 1843; d. 29 
June, 1844. 

6. John Francis Hazen, b. 19 Feb., 1845. 

7. Nathan Lord Hazen, b. 17 Dec, 1846; d. in 
Columbus, Ohio, 20 June, 1870. 

8. Mary Twichell Hazen, b. 15 Oct., 1848. 

9. Fannie Twichell Hazen, b. 13 Oct., 1850; m. 
11 July, 1876, Thomas S. Rose, son of Robert 

and Jane [ ] Rose. He was b. in Belfast, 

Ireland, April, 1843. 

Issue: — 

a. Thomas Arthur Rose, b. 30 April, 1877. 

b. Frances Edith Rose, b. 28 Oct., 1879. 

c. Jeannette Hazen Rose, b. 26 Nov., 1881. 

d. Mary Hazen Rose, b. 16 Oct., 1883. 

e. Robert Fergus Rose, b. 30 March, 1885. 



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SIXTH GENERATION. 

1-40. "Sybil Starks (orginally Starkweather) 
( 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of Thomas and Sybil [Anderson] Stark- 
weather, was b. in East Windsor, Conn., 29 Dec., 1772 ; 
m. there 16 March, 1792, John Hayes. He was b. 5 
July, 1767; d. Sept., 1834, in East Hartford, Conn. She 
d. in East Hartford, Conn., Feb., 1837. 

Their children are : — 

I. Abigail Hayes, b. in 2 Aug., 1792; m. first 

time Ashbel Warren; m. second time Bernard Mc- 
Grath. She d. 10 April, 186 1, in Manchester, Conn. 
By her first husband she had six children. 

II. Sophia Hayes, b. in 1 Dec, 1794; m. John 

Alexander. 

III. Lorenzo Hayes, b. in 23 Nov., 1799; m - 

Arminda Robinson, 14 Nov., 18 19. She was b. in 
1797; d. 22 Feb., 1877. He d. 10 June, 1831. 

IV. Mary Hayes, b. in 19 April, 1802; m. Mar- 
vin Fuller of Vernon, Conn. She d. 20 Sept., 1836. 

Issue: — 

1. Mary Ann Fuller; m. Daniel B. Pomeroy, 21 
Jan., 1841. 

2. Emeline C. Fuller; m. Henry R. Hale, 10 
Nov., 1842. 7 

3. Frances Fuller, b. Sept., 1843. ' 

4. Annie Maria Fuller, m. Chas. Dickinson. 

5. Harriet Fuller, m. William H. Parmalee, 17 
Sept., 1848. 

6. Arminda Sophronia Fuller; m. first time Dan- 
iel Coleman, 1 Dec, 1844; m. second time 
Mr. Johnson. 

V. Otis Hayes, b. in ,25 June, 1804; m. Eliza A. 

Strong, 8 Aug., 1827. She d. 13 Aug., 1879, a g e ^ 
79 years. He d. 1 Jan., 1889. 
Issue: — 

1. John Ralph Hayes, b. 21 April, 1829; d. 26 
April, 1832. 

2. Francis Hayes, b. 19 Sept., 183 1. 

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3. Nancy Ann Hayes, b. 4 June, 1834; m. Eli 
Harrison Whaples, 22 Feb., 1870. 

4. Loren Hayes, b. 4 Dec., 1839; m. first time 
Julia A. Govvdy, 2 April, 1859; m - second time 
Maria Gilbert, 2 Jan.. 1869. She d. 24 June, 
1889. 

5. John Lee Hayes, b. 10 Aug., 1843. 

6. Timothy Otis Hayes, b. 1 March, 1848. 

VI. Lucy Hayes, b. in , 25 Dec, 1807; m. 

William Clark, 3 Feb., 1824. 

VII. Amanda Hayes, b. in , 14 July, 18 10; m. 

first time, Edward Grant ; m. second time Mar- 
vin Fuller of Vernon, Conn. 

VIII. Eli Hayes, b. in , 21 Feb., 1813. 

IX. Julia Hayes, b. in , 26 Oct., 18 19 ; d. 4 Jan., 

1844. 

l-41 t « cElijah Starks, (originally Starkweather), 
( 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in East Windsor, Conn., 
7 Jan., 1777; m. Winchester, Conn., 21 Jan., 1801, Anna 
Jerusha Wetmore, dau. of Abel and Jerusha [Hill] Wet- 
more. She was b. in Winchester, Conn., 6 March, 1776 ; 
d. there 20 March, 1863. He d. in Winchester, Conn., 
3 Dec, 1819. 

Their children are : — 

314. Jerusha Ann, b. in Winchester, Conn., 12 Nov., 
1802 ; m. Shelton Miller, son of Shelton Miller. 

315. x. Laura Hills, b. in Winchester, Conn., 26 Oct., 

1804; d. there 26 Oct., 1805. 

316. Huldah Andrews, b. in Winchester, Conn., 28 

Aug., 1806; m. Sidney Hoyt, son of Micajal 
and Esther [Trowbridge] Hoyt. 

317. Julia Maria, b. in Winchester, Conn., 6 Jan., 1809; 

m. Samuel Ward Coe, son of David and Pru- 
dence [Ward] Coe. 

318. Samuel Wetmore, b. in Winchester, Conn., 31 

Aug., 1812; m. Flora Murray, dau. of Daniel 
and Roxalany [North] Murray. 

319. Sybil Anderson, b. in Winchester, Conn., 14 May, 

1815; m. Amos Lorenzo Hull. 



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320.x. Frederick Elijah, b. in Winchester, Conn., 21 

Nov., 1819; m. Amelia . He was a 

merchant in Hartsville, Mass., and d. there 9 
May, 1875. They had no children. 

142. * 6 Roger Starks, (originally Starkweather), 
( 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Windsor, Conn., 
13 Nov., 1 781; m. in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1806, 
% Martha Flynt, dau. of Royal and Mary [Kilby] Flynt. 
She was b. in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1781 ; d. in Tor- 
rington, Conn., 27 Jan., 1866. He d. in Winchester, 
Conn., 26 Jan., 1826. He was a carpenter and she was 
a member of the Winchester Congregational church. 
Their children are : — 

321. Emily, b. in Winchester, Conn., 5 March, 1807; 

m. William Archibald Phippeney, son of David 
and Ruth [Adams] Phippeney. 

322. Harriet, b. in Winchester, Conn., 17 Sept., 1809; 

m. John C. Barber, son of John and Ursula 
[Catlin] Barber. 

323. Thomas, b. in Winchester, Conn., 1 Jan., 18 15 ; m. 
Flora P. Drake, dau. of Noah and Polly [Tyler] 
Drake. 

324. x. Charles, b. in Winchester, Conn., 26 March, 
1817; d. in Torrington, Conn., 22 Nov., 1850, un- 
married. 

325. Martha, b. in Winchester, Conn., 9 Aug., 1823 ; m. 
Orson Barber, son of Elihu and Jennivea [North] 
Barber. 

147. 6 Clarissa Starks, (originally Starkweather) 
( 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Windsor, Conn., 2 May, 
1791 ; m. there 2 Nov., 1817, John Williams, son of 
David and Rachel [Bidwell] Williams. He was b. in 
Buckland, Conn., 9 June, 1794; d. there 31 Jan., 1881. 
She d. in Buckland, Conn., 22 May, 1867. He was a 
pensioner of the war of 18 12 and was a farmer. They 
belonged to the Congregational church. 

Their children are: — 
I. Elisha Williams, b. in Buckland, Conn., 14 March, 
18 19 ; m. first time Maria L. Heath, 26 Nov., 1857. 

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She d. 29 Oct., 1859; m. second time Mary Ann 
Newberry, 7 May, i860. Shed. 21 Aug., 1873; m. 
third time Fidelia H. Foster, in 1875. He d. in 
Manchester Green, Conn. 
Issue: — 

1. Emma L. Williams, b. 7 Nov., 1858. 

2. John Williams, b. 13 Feb., 1861. 

3. Almeron Williams, b. 19 Jan., 1862. 

II. Laura Williams, b. in Buckland, Conn., 24 March, 

1 821; unmarried and living in Manchester, Conn. 

III. Harriet Williams, b. in Buckland, Conn., 11 July, 
1822 ; m. Ralph Spencer. She d. in East Hartford, 
Conn. 

Issue: — 

1. Harriet Spencer. 

2. Jessie Spencer. 

3. Shelton Spencer. 

IV. John Francis Williams, b. in Buckland, Conn., 28 
Dec, 1824; m. Charlotte Griswold. He d. in 
Buckland, Conn:, 10 Sept., 1887. 

Issue : — 

1. Clinton Williams. 

2. Albert Williams. 

3. Mary Williams. 

4. Frank Williams. 

5. George Williams. 

V. Charles Williams, b. in Buckland, Conn., 14 Jan., 

1827. Is living unmarried in Manchester, Conn. 

VI. Clarissa Jane Williams, b. in Buckland, Conn., 8 
Aug., 1829; m. Joseph Woodbridge. She d. in 
Manchester Green, Conn., 31 Aug., 1893. 

Issue: — 

1. George Woodbridge. 

2. Clara Woodbridge. 

149. * 6 Horace Starks, (or Starkweather), ( 5 Thomas, 
4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), son of 
Thomas and Anne [Hayes] Starkweather, a half broth- 
er of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, Conn., 
14 April, 1795; m. first time 31 Dec, i8i8,*Mary W. 
Cowles, dau. of Russell and Anna [White] Cowles. She 
was b. in 1796; d. 8 June, 1827. He m. second time 

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4 

2 April, 1828, Betsy Bidwell. She was b. in 1794; d. 

19 Oct., 1867. He'd, in , 18 Feb., 1854. 

Their children are — : 

326. x. Fannie Adelia, b. in , 2 Feb., 1820; d. 24 

Aug., 1839. 

327. x. Mary Ann, b. in , 26 Dec, 182 1 ; m. Sam- 

uel Rockwell, 24 April, 1845. He d. 9 Aug., 
1870, aged 50 years. They had eight children. 
Res. Springfield, Mass. 

328. x. Diantha Spencer, b. in ,23 March, 1824; 

m. Russell Rockwell. 

329.x. Horace Riley, b. in , 13 May, 1827; d. 

there 13 Sept., 1827. 

330. Horace Riley, b. in , 24 Jan., 1830; m. 

Caroline M. Burnham, dau. of Erastus W. and 
Emeline [Parsons] Burnham. 

16-4. * 6 Avery Starkweather, ( 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, 
3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Arthur and 
Ruth [Wood] Starkweather, was b. in Stonington, 
Conn., 21 Oct., 1767; m. in Preston, Conn., 21 Jan., 
1 790,* Sarah Meech. She was b. in Preston, Conn., 2 
Feb., 1765; d. in Wilson, Niagara county, N. Y., 12 
Oct., 1850. He d. in Ridgeway, Orleans county, N. Y., 

3 Aug., 1828. Their children are: — 

331. Avery Meech, b. in Preston, Conn., 3 Oct., 1790; 

m. Abigail Brackett. 

332. Sarah, b. in Preston, Conn., 8 May, 1792; m. Bor- 

den Hicks. 

333. Lucy, b. in Galway, N. Y., 3 Sept., 1794; m. 

Oliver Durfee. 

334. Ruth, b. in Galway, N. Y., 22 Sept., 1796; m. 

Durfey Delano. 

335. Abigail, b. in Galway, N. Y., 25 June, 1798; m. 

Giles Edgerton. 

336. x. Nancy, b. in Galway, N. Y., 5 July, 1800; was 

killed on a boat near Palmyra, Wayne county, 
N. Y., 7 June, 1825. 

337. Maria Ann, b. in Galway, N. Y., 18 April, 1802 ; m. 

Amnor Blair. 

338. x. Hiram, b. in Galway, N. Y., 30 Dec, 1804; d. 

there 17 Aug., 1805. 

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339. Melissa, b. in Gal way, N. Y., 15 Nov., 1806; m. 

Gurden T. Smith. 

340. Sidney, b. in Galway, N. Y., 12 April, 1809; m. 

Ann Mariah Martin. 

341. Matilda, b. in Galway, N. Y., 13 May, 1811; m. 

Thomas Bayne. 

342. x. Harriet, b. in Galway, N. Y.. 5 Sept., 1816. 

16.5. 6 Martha Starkweather, ( 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, 
3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Stonington, Conn., 6 Dec., 1769; m. there in 1787, 
Amos Brown. She d. in Bridgewater, N. Y.,in 1833. 

Their children are : — 

I. Avery Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 1788; m. in 

in 1 8 19, Orra Carpenter. 

Issue: — 

1. Emily C. Brown, b. in Barre, N. Y., in 1820; 
m. in 1850, Peabody Fitch. 

Issue: — 

a. Florence Eugenia Fitch, b. in 1853. 

b. Clarence Eugene Fitch, b. in 1853. They 
lived in Plainfield, N. Y. 

2. Charles A. Brown, b. in Barre, N. Y. in 1822. 

3. Danley C. Brown, b. in Barre, N. Y., in 
1824; m. in 1854, Lamira E. Bailey. They 
lived in Beloit, Wis. 

4. A. Rosebia Brown, b. in Barre, N. Y. in 1826. 

5. Ellen M. Brown, b. in Barre, N. Y. in 1835. 

II. Eunice Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 1790; m. in 
1805, Peter Davis. 

Issue : — 

1 . Russel, 2 Albert, 3 Avery, and another son. 

III. Cynthia Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 1792; m. 
in 1807, Amos Morgan. Shed, in 181 1. 

Issue: — 

1. Lucinda, 2 Amos, and probably others. 

IV. Sarah Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in , 1794; 

m. in 1816, Ezra Brown. She d. in 1842. 

Issue: — 

1. Amanda Brown, b. in 18 17; d. in 1834. 

2. Harriet Brown, b. in 1818; m. in 1836, James 
Dorland and lived in Bridgewater, N. Y. 

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3. Jane Brown, b. in 182 1 ; m. in 1848, D. A. L. 
Elwood. She d. in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1854. 

Issue: — 

a. Charles Elwood, b. in 1850. 

4. Sarah Brown, b. in 1826; m. in 185 1, Wilson 
Howe and lived in Cherry Valley, 111. 

5. Martha Brown, b. in 1828. 

V. Sybil Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 1796; m. in 

1817, Jacob Bailey. 
Issue: — 

1. Lamira E. Bailey, b. in 1825; m. in 1854, 
Dewey C. Brown. 

2. Stillman Bailey, b. in 1827. 

3. Thomas Bailey, b. in 1829. 

4. A. Judson Bailey, b. in 1833. 

5. Ellen Bailey, b. in 1843. 
All lived in Belo'it, Wis. 

VI. Daniel Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 1800; m. in 
1828, Abigail Langworthy. 

Issue: — 

1. Henry Brown, b. in 1829; m. in 1854, Mary 
Yaw. 

2. Edwin Brown, b. in 183 1. Lived in Brook- 
field, N. Y. 

VII. Herman A. Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 1802 ; 
m. in 1829, Lydia Brown. 

Issue : — 

1. Mariah Brown, b. in 1830. 

2. Emily Brown, b. in 1832. 

3. Elvina Brown, b. in 1836. 

4. Altania Brown, b. in 1840. 

All the children did live in Brookfield, N. Y. 
VIU Almira Brown, b. in Preston, Conn., in 181 3; m. 
in 1834, George A. Babcock. 
Issue : — 

1. Oscar Babcock, b. in 1836; m. 28 Feb., 1856 
and lived in Wisconsin. 

166. 6 John Starkweather, (/Arthur, 4 Joseph, 
3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Stonington, Conn., 10 June, 1772; m. in 
in 1797, Nancy . He d. in Gaines, 

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Orleans county, N. Y., 9 Nov., 1842. Their children 
are: 

345. x. Allis Richardson, b. in Onondaga county, N.Y. ; 

m. there in 1797, and was drowned with her 
only child in May, 1798. 

346. x. Nancy Britton, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y. ; 

m. in Canada in 1802; d. in Niagara, N. Y., 
in 1852. She had three daughters. 

347. x. Susan, b. in Canada; m. first time in Niagara, 

N. Y., a Mr. Bartlet. He was killed by falling 

from a mill in Lockport; m. second time a 

Mr. Forester. 

Issue: — 

Joseph Bartlet. 

rry ■ ( Nancy Bartlet; m. a Mr. Tosea. 
1 wins, J A1Hs Bartlet . m# a Mr Tibitz . 

348. x. Sephrona, b. in Canada; m. a Mr. Lemmon and 

lived in Michigan. 

349. x. Allis, b. in Canada; m. a Mr. Ransom, and died 

in Canada. 

107.* 6 Seth Starkweather, ( 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, tim- 
othy, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Stonington, Conn., 11 July, 1775; m. first time in 
Broadalbin, Montgomery county, N. Y., Oct., 179-f, 
% Sarah Earl. She was b. in 1773; d. in Galway, N. Y., 
29 Aug., 1826; m. second time in Bridgewater, N. Y., 
24 Sept., 1828, Harriett Blair. She was b. in Oneida 
county, N. Y., 29 June, 1796; d. in Bridgewater, N. Y. 

His children are : — 
350.x. Allis, b. in Galway, N. Y.,26 Jan., 1798; d. in 
infancy. 

351. Arthur, b. in Galway, N. Y., 4 Dec, 1799; m. 

Udoxy Warren. 

352. x. Amanda, b. in Galway, N. Y., 16 Jan., 1802. 
353.x. Hiram, b. in Galway, N. Y.,22 Jan., 1804. 
354. x. Polly, b. in Galway, N. Y., 22 Feb., 1806 ; is said 

to have died young. 
355- John, b. in Galway, N. Y., 11 March, 1808; m. 

Alzena Taylor. 
356.x. Loren, b. in Galway, N. Y., 6 June, 1810; d. in 

Gaines, N. Y., in 1839. 

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357. Polly, b. in Galway, N. Y., 20 Jan., 18 14; m. Dan- 

iel D. Finch. 

358. x. Joel Blair, b. in Galway, N. Y., 4 Aug., 1830. 
359.x. Sarah Sophia, b. in Eagle Harbor, Orleans 

county, N. Y., 24 Aug., 1833; m. Richard 
Willis, 19 Nov., 185 1. She d. 7 Jan., 1854, 
leaving one son. 

168. * 6 Asa Starkweather, ( 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, tim- 
othy, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Stonington, Conn., 27 Sept., 1774; m. in Galway, 
N. Y., in 1 802, 'Nancy Thurston. She was b. in R. I., 
in 1780; d. in Bridge water, N. Y., in 181 5. He d. in 
Galway, N. Y., March, 1807. 

Their children are : — 

360. x. William, b. in Galway, N. Y., in 1803; went to 

sea and has never been heard from. 

361. Asa, b. in Galway, N. Y.. 5 June, 1805 ; m. Ruby 
J White. 

362. Hiram, b. in Galway, N. Y., May, 1807; m. Sarah 

Coleman. 

170. IPHenry Starkweather, ( 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, 
3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Stonington, Conn., 28 May, 1783; m. in Gal- 
way, N. Y., 8 Dec, i8o3,*Betsey Row. She was b. in 
Canaan, Columbia county, N. Y., 5 Sept., 1786. He d. 

*V in Galway, N. Y., 23 Aug., 1816. 

$ Their children are : — 

363. Olive, b. in Galway, N. Y., 17 Sept., 1805; m. 
^ Borden Hicks. 

364. Harvey, b. in Galway, N. Y., 21 Sept., 1807; m. 

Mary Blodgett. 
365.x. Philo Dorchy, b. in Galway, N. Y., 27 Sept., 
1 8 10; married; d. in the Soldiers' Home, 
Washington, D C, 30 Nov., 1887 and is bur- 
ied in the national cemetery in Washington, 
D. C, No. 6007. In their book registered as 
44 Private D, 3 U. S. Arty." He enlisted in Co. 
F, 12th Reg't, U. S. Inf. at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, 13 Dec, 1847 and was honorably 
discharged 24 July, 1848, (Mexican War). He 

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was 76 years old at time of application for a 
pension, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, the date 
being 20 May, 1887 and he was then a resident 
of the Soldiers' Home in Washington, D. C. 
The claim was admitted 27 June, 1887, at $8 
per month. He had gray eyes and light hair 
and was said to be a widower. No mention of 
other relatives made. 
^ 367. x. Marvin, b. in Galway, N. Y., 5 May, 1813; d. 
there 23 Dec, 1816. 
171. * 6 Purple Starkweather, ( 5 Joseph, 4 Samuel, 

3 John" 2 John, Robert), oldest son of Joseph and 

r ] Starkweather, was b. in Milton, Vt., 23 Feb., 

1 78 1 ; m. in Enosburg, Vt.,'Sabra Ferret, dau. of . 

She was b. in Milton, Vt., 16 Dec, 1787 and d. there 30 
April, 1856. He d. in Milton, Vt., 2$ April, 1856. 
He was by trade a harness maker. He took the free- 
man's oath, 3 Sept., 1805. 

The children are: — 
368.x. Charles, b. in , 17 Oct., 1810; d. young. 

369. x. Milo, b in , 29 Jan., 181 5 ; m. . 

370. Lucy, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 30 Nov., 1817; m. 

Edward M. Parker, son of . 

371. x. Philo, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 19 June, 1819. He is 

said to have a son Charles whom I have men- 
tioned in the unclassified Starkweathers. 

372. Albert G., b. in Fairfax, Vt., 17 March, 1822; m. 

Julia Batter, dau. of James and Mary [Flan- 
ders] Batter. 
373.x. Harlow, b. in , 17 Sept., 1829; m. . 

178. 6 Harriet Starkweather, ( 5 Joseph, 4 Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), dau. of Joseph and Sarah [Long- 
worth] Starkweather, a half-sister of the preceding, was 
b. in Fairfax, Vt., 19 Nov., 1815 ; m. there 4 March, 
1834, John Mudgett, son of John and Edith [Eaton] 
Mudgett. He d. in Johnson, Vt., 16 Jan., 1883. She 
lived in Hyde Park, Vt., in 1898. 

Their children are : — 

I. Ellen Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., 7 Feb., 1836; 
d. in Johnson, Vt., 7 Oct., 1883. 

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II. Henry Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., i Sept., 
1838. 

III. Hercules Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt. , 2 1 March, 
1 840; d. in Morrisville, Vt., 14 Dec, 1893. 

IV. Hollis Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., 15 Sept., 
1841. 

V. George Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., 2 Aug., 
1842. 

VI. Abner Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., 22 July, 
1847. 

VII. Charles Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., 6 Sept., 
1851. 

VIII. Brainard Mudgett, b. in Westford, Vt., 6 May, 
1854. 

IX. Sarah Mudgett, b. in Under Mill, Vt.,2 Nov., 
1856; m. in West Chazy, N. Y., 2 July, 1788, John 
Wait, son of John and Elizabeth [Starkweather] 
Wait. He was b. in Plattsburgh, N. Y., 11 Aug., 
1835, and belongs to the F. and A. M. lodge. 
They belong to the M. E. church in Hyde Park, 
Vt., where they live. 

ISO. 6 Hannah Starkweather, ( 5 John, 4 Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of John and *Han- 
nah [Leonard] Starkweather, was b. in Stonington, 
Conn., 12 Feb., 1781; m. first time in Preston, Conn., 
24 Nov., 1803, Joseph B. Park, son of Elisha and Han- 
nah [Belton] Park. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 23 
Dec, 1778 and d. in the year 1805 ; m. second time in 
Preston in 1807, Caleb Foabes, son of Nathan and 
Temperance [Tracy] Foabes. He was b. in Preston, 
Conn,, 16 Feb., 1780, and d. in Waymart, Pa., 30 Nov., 
1809; m. third time in Wayne county, Pa., 16 Aug., 
1 8 12, Thomas Starkweather, son of Belcher and Mary 
[Leonard] Starkweather. 

Her children are : — 
I. Joseph Belton Park, b. in Preston, Conn., 28 Jan., 
1805 ; m. first time in New York city ; was divorced 
and m. second time in Texas, 27 Nov., 1834, Eliza- 
beth Maria Trowbridge, dau. of Charles and Mary 
[Bailey] Trowbridge. She was b. in New Haven, 

♦Note.— «Hannah Leonard, sNicholas, *Seth, 3James, sjames, iThomas. 

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Conn., 13 Sept., 181 1, and d. in Stockbridge, Mich., 
29 Aug., 1900. He d. in Cisco, Texas, 12 Aug., 
1882. 
Issue by first wife : — 

1. A daughter, m. Galusha Smith of New York 
city. 

By second wife : — 

2. Cora Park, b. 15 Jan., 1838; d. in infancy. 

3. Charles Albert Park, b. in San Augustine, 
Texas, 22 Jan., 1840; m. first time, 13 Feb., 
1881, Lizzie Berryhill. She was b. in 1864; d. 
in Cisco, Texas, 16 Sept., 1883 ; m. second time 
in Cisco, Texas, 4 Sept., 1884, Luella H. Yocum, 
dau. of Joseph and Kezia [Ellis] Yocum. She 
was b. in Chelsea, Mich., 11 Feb., 1862. He 
d. in Cisco, Texas, 3 Sept., 1885. 

Issue: — 

a. Cora Park, b. in Cisco, Texas, 16 Sept., 
1883; d. 30 Nov., 1883. 

b. Charles Albert Park, b. in Cisco, Texas, 
25 May, 1885. 

II. Charlotte Foabes, b. in Waymart, Wayne county, 
Pa., 4 Oct., 1808; m. in Canaan, Pa., 24 April, 
1828, Thomas Sweet, M. D., a widower, son of 
Thomas and Nancy [Tyler] Sweet. He was b. 

in , 13 June, 1796, and d. in Scranton, Pa., 

8 Oct., 1872. She d. in Scranton, Pa., 6 April, 
1884. 
Issue: — 

1. A son b. in Carbondale, Pa., 3 Dec, 1830; d. 
there 25 Dec, 1830. 

2. Nancy Jane Sweet, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 
21 Oct., 1832; m. in Carbondale, Pa., 15 Jan., 
1856, Theodore F. Hunt, son of Wilson and 
Alphennia [Armstrong] Hunt. He was b. in 

, 9 Feb., 1823 and d. in Asbury Park, 

N. J., 22 Sept., 1896. She d. in Carbondale, 
Pa., 9 Feb., 1899. He had the reputation of 
being a fair dealer and upright business man and 
in social circles he occupied a favored place. 
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would have made him a shining light in any 
of the professions, but he was a hardware mer- 
chant until about 1880. 
Issue : — 

a. James Blair Hunt, b. in Scranton, Pa., 
29 Oct., 1856; m. in Scranton, Pa., 6 
March, 1880, Kittie Hudson. No issue. 

b. Elizabeth Sweet Hunt, b. in Scranton, Pa., 
29 July, 1863; d. there 9 Nov., 1863. 

3. Thomas Sweet, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 20 
Aug., 1835; d. there 31 Jan., 1836. The rest 
of Hannah Starkweather's descendants can be 
traced by looking up Thomas Starkweather's 
children. 

181. "Leonard Starkweather, ( 5 John, 4 Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Stonington, Conn., 13 Sept., 1782; m. first time in 
Stonington, Conn., 13 May, 1804, Esther Brewster. 
She was b. in Stonington, Conn., 10 Oct., 1785 and d. in 
Battle Creek, Mich., 17 Sept., 1838. He m. second 
time in Battle Creek, Mich., 14 Aug., 1839, Sarah Tolan. 

She was b. in , 1 July, 1822 and d. in Battle 

Creek, Mich. He d. in Keokuk, Iowa, 21 Feb., 1866. 
He belonged to F. and A. M. lodge. He owned and 
built the first house in Waymart, Pa., on land that is 
now known as the old Jones Stanton place. After he 
went to Battle Creek, Mich., he built a tavern which 
he carried on successfully for a number of years. 

His children are: — 

374. Sophia Brewster, b. in Preston, Conn., 30 Jan., 

1805; m. first time Truman Freeman, son of 
David and Huldah [Atwood] Freeman; m. 
second time Laton Peters. 

375. Juliet, b. in Preston, Conn., 10 March, 1807; m. 

Milton Young. 

376. Leonard, Jr., b. in Preston, Conn., 23 May, 1809; 

m. Emily Hosmer, dau. of Robert and Nancy 
[ ] Hosmer of Canaan Township, Pa. 

377. Lucinda Kent, b. in Preston, Conn., 11 March, 

181 1 ; m. first time Noah Crittenden; m. sec- 
ond time Nelson Ford. 

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378.x. Samuel, b. in Preston, Conn., 1 July, 1813; d. 
there 15 April, 18 14. 

379. Lucia, b. in New York state 24 Aug., 1818; m. 

William Campbell, M. D., son of Ethan Camp- 
bell. 

380. Hannah, b. in Waymart, Pa., 3 March, 1822; m. 

Melvin Jacobs. 

381. Esther Ann B., b. in Waymart, Pa., 8 Aug., 1824; 

m. Dr. Cole. 

382. x. John, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 17 Aug., 1840; 

d. there 6 Sept., 1840. 

383. x. James, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 17 Aug., 1840; 

d. there 12 Nov., 1842. 

384. x. Henry Clay, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 8 Sept., 

1844. 

183. 6 Samuel Starkweather, ( 5 John, ^Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 23 Feb., 1786; m. in Cooperstown, N. 
Y.,»Marcia Averal, dau. of James and Mercy [Holt] 
Averal. She was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1795; 
d. at her daughter's in Franklin, Indiana. He d. in 
New York city, 15 Feb., 1853. He was a prominent 
lawyer of New York city and in 183 1 he performed some 
official duty for the U. S. in England. He sailed for 
Liverpool in the John Jay, 24 June, 1831 and arrived 
there 21 July, 1831 and went from there to London. 

Their children were : — 

385. Mariah, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 12 Feb., 1815; 

m. William W. Campbell, son of James S. and 
Sarah [Elderkin] Campbell. 

386. Helen, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 19 Jan., 1817; m. 

first time Robert Campbell, son of Robert and 
Rachel [Pomeroy] Campbell ; was divorced and 
m. second time Dr. Theodore Augustus Pinkney, 
also divorced son of Dr. Pinkney of Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

184 .* 6 Erastus Wolcott Starkweather, ( 5 John, 
*Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Preston, Conn., 27 July, 1788 ; m. in New Jer- 
sey, 6 Aug., 1810,* Eleanor McKeeby. She was b. in 
the state of New Jersey, 15 Sept., 1790 and d. in Ply- 

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mouth, Mich., 12 Aug., 1866. He d. in Plymouth, Mich., 
19 Oct., 1857. He was a farmer and school teacher. 
Their children are : — 

387. Lucinda, b. in New Jersey, 30 April, 181 1; m. 

Ebenezer Jones, son of Edmond and Helen 
[Root] Jones. 

388. Alfred, b. in New Jersey, 1 Dec, 1813; m. Electa 

Reece. 

389. Samuel, b. in New Jersey, 24 Jan., 181 5; m. Jane 

Northrop, dau. of Marcena and Martha [Full- 
um] Northrop. 
360. Hannah Jane, b. in New Jersey, 28 Dec, 1816; m. 
James Ash. 

391. William, b. in New Jersey, 25 May, 18 18 ; m. Cath- 

erine Martin, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
[ ] Martin. 

392. John Leonard, b. in New Jersey, 9 Sept., 18 19; 

m. first time Matilda J. Wheeler, dau. of Aaron 
and Sarah [Roberts] Wheeler; m. second time 
Laura Jones, dau. of Thomas Jones; m. third 
time Cordelia Barnes, dau. of Benjamin and 
Polly [ ] Barnes. 

393.x. Sally Ann, b. in New Jersey 14 Dec, 1822; d. 
in New York state 12 May, 1825. 

394. Amanda, b. in New York state 14 March, 1825 ; 
m. Charley Height. 

395.x. Willard H., b. in Michigan 25 June, 1827; m. 
but do not know name of wife. He d. near 
Fort Laramie 17 June, 1852. 

185. % 6 John Starkweather, ( 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 23 Jan., 1790; m. in Preston, Conn., 
14 Sept., i8i7,*Lydia Button, dau. of Roswell and 
Lydia [Spicer] Button. She was b. in Preston City, 
Conn., 15 Sept., 1794 and d. in Preston, Conn., 10 
Sept., 1856. He d. in Preston, Conn., 22 Dec, 1868. 

Their children are: — 

396. x. John Leander, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 May, 18 18 ; 

d. there 12 Oct., 1819. 

397. Marcia Averal, b. in Preston, Conn., 17 March, 



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No. 403 HANNAH G. SETCHELL 
No. 402 JOHN L. STARKWEATHER 



No. 397 MARCIA A. PENDLETON 

No. 398 WILLIAM A. STARKWEATHER 



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1820; m. Solomon Story Pendleton, son of 
William and Dolly [Story] [Bailey] Pendleton. 

398. William Austin, b. in Preston, Conn., 16 Feb., 

1822 ; m. Eliza Gordon, dau. of Hugh and Jane 
[Hidden] Gordon. 

399. x. Abby Jane, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 July, 1824; 

m. first time Denison Stewart of North Ston- 
ington, Conn. ; m. second time Frank Billings 
of Griswold, Conn. Mr. Billings was twice sent 
to the legislature and was beloved by all that 
knew him. 

400. Henry Howard, b. in Preston, Conn., 29 April, 1826 ; 

m. Sarah Maria Fox, dau. of David Austin and 
Sarah Hough [Waterman] Fox. 

401. x. Lydia Maria, b. in Preston, Conn., 23 March, 

1828; d. there 14 Oct., 1835. 

402. x. John Leonard, b. in Preston, Conn., 12 April, 

1830; m. 

403. Hannah Georgiana, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 June, 

1833; m. Charles F. Setchell, son of James B. 
and Eliza [Butler] Setchell. 

404. Joseph Allen, b. in Preston, Conn., 6 Sept., 1835; 

m. Ursula Comstock Noyes, dau. of William 
and Susan [Allen] Noyes. 

186. 6 Sally Starkweather, ^John^Samuel^John, 
2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Pres- 
ton, Conn., 5 June, 1792; m. first time Joseph Porter, 
son of Gen. Wallice Porter. He was b. in New Haven, 
Conn., 12 May, 1791 ; d. in Richland, T. P., Holmes 
county, Ohio, 12 Feb., 1858. Sally was divorced and m. 
second time Noah Stevens, son of Timothy and Sarah 
[Traviss] Stevens. She d. in Pittsford, Hillsdale county, 
Mich., 9 Dec, 1877. 

Her children were : — 
I. Mariam Porter, b. in Wayne county, Pa., 25 Dec, 
1823; m. in Coshocton county, Ohio, 22 Aug., 
1842, Abraham Workman. He was b. in Belmont 
county, Ohio, 20 Feb., 1820. She d. in Richland, 
T. P., Holmes county, Ohio, 9 Feb., 1895. They 
were members of the Baptist church and he be- 
longs to the F. and A. M. lodge. 

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Issue: — 

i. Joseph P. Workman, b. in Coshocton county, 
Ohio, 17 July, 1843; m « 1 Jan., 1871, Margaret 
Draper. 
Issue : — 

a. Lillian G. Workman, b. 1 Nov., 1871. 

b. Arminta A. Workman, b. 5 Dec, 1874. 

c. Walter B. Workman, b. 20 Aug., 1877. 

d. Delcena P. Workman, b. 26 March, 1884. 

2. Benjamin H. Workman, b. in Holmes county, 
Ohio, 4 Feb ., 1846; m. 30 Nov., 1874, Sophia 
Whlery. 

Issue: — 

a. Carlos A. Workman, b. 18 July, 1876. 

b. Curtis A. Workman, b. 20 Oct., 1879. 

c. A son b. 20 Oct., 1879; d. 22 Oct., 1879. 

d. John E. Workman, b. 3 April, 1882. 

e. Otto F. Workman, b. 20 April, 1884. 

/. Arba L. Workman, b. 1 May, 1886; d. 21 

May, 1886. 
g. Cora O. Workman, b. 18 May, 1889. 

3. Mary E. Workman, b. in Holmes county, Ohio, 
7 Dec, 1848; m. first time 17 Oct., 1869, John 
F. Whlery. He d. 9 March, 1872; m. second 
time 4 Sept., 1873, Robert S. Dewitt. She 
d. 9 Feb., 1895. 

Issue: — 

a. Wilford Whlery, b. I'j Nov., 1870. 

b. Clair Dewitt, b. 16 Feb., 1878; d. 27 Feb., 
1878. 

c. Arvia S Dewitt, b. 11 Dec, 1878; d. 15 
Aug., 1892. 

d. Bertha E. Dewitt, b. 7 March, 1881. 

II. Henry L. Porter, b. in Dyberry, Wayne Co., Pa., 15 
Sept., 1825; m. first time in Twinsburg, Ohio, 1 
Oct., 1849, Louisa Chamberlin, dau. of Jehiel and 
Laura [GrenelJ Chamberlin. She was b. in Ver- 
mont, 12 March, 1826 and d. in Fulton, Gratiot Co., 
Mich., 12 April, 1856. He m. second time in North 
Shade, Mich., 15 March, 1857, Sarah L. Brink, dau. 
of Jacob and Sarah [Kinney] Brink. She was b. in 
Tioga Co., N. Y., 31 Aug., 1830; d. in Sherwin, 

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Kansas, 7 May, 1889. He in 1898 was living in 
Sherwin Junction, Cherokee Co., Kansas. He was 
a private in Co. G., 23rd Regt., Mich. Vol., enlisted 
Aug., 1864 and was honorably discharged at Sal- 
bury, N. C, June, 1865. Is a member of the 
G. A. R. Post. 

Issue 1 

1.' Ellen E. Porter, b. in Twinsburg, Ohio, 15 
June, 1852; m. in Fulton township, Gratiot 
county, Mich., 19 Nov., 1876, Robert M. 
Swigart, son of Samuel S. and Mariah [Dinkel] 
Swigart. He was b. in Bloomfield township, 
Seneca county, Ohio, 18 April, 1846. He is a 
merchant and belongs to the Christian church, 
also F. and A. M. lodge. They have no 
children . 

2. William A. Porter, b. in Fulton, Mich., 28 
Aug., 1858; m. in Keelville, Cherokee county, 
Kansas, 14 Jan., 1866, Elanora Cox, dau. of 
Robert Henry and Mary L. [Lowry] Cox. 
She was b. in Maroa, 111., 2 May, 1867. 

Issue '. 

a. Claud E. Porter, b. 10 Dec, 1886. 

b. Henry L. Porter, b. 25 Aug., 1888. 

c. Louisa E. Porter, b. 24 Aug., 1890. 

d. Robert A. Porter, b. 3 June, 1894. 

e. Roland E. Porter, b. 9 Nov., 1896. 

All b. in Keelville, Cherokee county, Kas. 

3. Rupert J. Porter, b. in Fulton, Mich., 17 June, 
i860; d. there 4 June, 1864. 

4. Infant daughter, b. and d. in Fulton, Mich., 
27 June, 1862. 

5. John L. Porter, b. in Fulton, Mich., 19 April, 
1867; m. in Summit township, Mason county, 
Mich., 11 Aug., 1892, Ida [Garner] State, dau. 
of Thomas and Lucy [Voorheis] Garner. She 
was b. in Springfield township, Mich., 13 June, 

, 1859. 
Issue 1— 

a. Ellen L. Porter, b. in Summit township, 
Mich., 13 Jan., 1897. 



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6. Elva D. Porter, b. in Essex, Clinton county, 
Mich., 14 Sept., 1872; m. in Sherwin, Kansas, 
25 Dec, 1892, Albert B. Lacen, son of George 
and Mary [Crow] Lacen. He was b. in Paris, 
Edgar county, 111. 

Issue: — 

a. George A. Lacen, b. 21 Nov., 1893, in 
Walton township, Labette county, Kansas. 

7. Infant daughter, b. in Essex, Mich., 15 Sept., 
1870; d. there Oct., 1870. 

III. Mary E. Porter, b. in Ohio ; that is all we know 
about her. 

187. * 6 George Anson Starkweather, ( 5 John, 4 Sam- 
uel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b.'.in Preston, Conn., 19 May, 1794; m. in Coopers- 
town, N. Y., 18 Feb., i828,»Elizabeth Georgiana Con- 
verse, dau. of John and Elizabeth [Brackus] Converse. 

She was b. in , 18 March, 1810, and waslivingin 

Milwaukee, Wis., in 1888. Hed. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 
Oct., 1879. George Anson Starkweather commenced 
his career teaching a district school ; after saving 
enough money to pay expenses he entered college in 
Schenectady, N. Y., but graduated with honors from 
Union College in class of 18 19. He then entered 
his brother Samuel's law office in Cooperstown, N. Y., 
and became an eminent lawyer with a successful prac- 
tice. He held surrogate's office eight years and held 
local offices in Otsego, N. Y., and other good positions. 
He was elected to congress as a Democrat, serving 
from 6 Dec, 1847 to 3 March, 1849. He moved with 
his family to Milwaukee, Wis., and joined his son John 
in his law office, but after ten years here, his son and 
partner and three other sons enlisted in the civil war. 
In the loss of business caused by the rebellion, George 
Anson Starkweather sold his home in Milwaukee and 
returned to Cooperstown, N. Y., where he spent the 
remainder of his life. He was vestryman in Christ's 
church, and died leaving behind a record of a truly 
Christian character. 



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GEORGE ANSON STARKWEATHER 
Born 19 May, 1794 



Starkweatker Genealogy 

Their children are: — 

405. John Converse, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 23 Feb., 

1829; m. Louisa A. Hallett, dau. of William 
P. and Rachel [Ray] Hallett. 

406. x. Elizabeth Georgiana, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 

30 Sept., 1832; d. there 9 Oct., 1832. 

407. George Anson, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 1 March, 

1834; m. Frances Webb Morgan, dau. of 
Francis and Semphronia Antoinette [Converse] 
Morgan. 
408.x. Augustus Converse, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 
in 1836; d. there 16 Feb., 1853. 

409. Elizabeth Georgiana, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 

in 1838; m. Samuel Bush. 

410. William Henry, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 27 Feb., 

1840; m. Mary Louisa Parsons, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca [Hosmer] Parsons. 

411. Frederick Tiffany, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 14 

Oct., 1841; m. Annie Pomeroy Nelson, dau. 
of Judge Samuel and Catherine Ann [Russell] 
Nelson. 

412. Charles Austin, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 29 

July, 1843; m. Marcia M. Gardner, dau. of 
Henry L. and Frances M. [ ] Gardner. 

413. x. Francis A.,b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., July, 1846 ; 

d. there 2 Oct., 1846. 

414. x. Frank Morgan, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 29 

Jan., 1850; m. in Milwaukee, Wis., 12 Aug., 
1 89 1, Nellie Cecilia Hays, dau. of John W. and 
Annora Catherine [Bryant] Hays. She was b. 
in London, England, 1 May, 1868. No chil- 
dren in 1898. 

415. x. Alexander Brachus, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 

in 1852; m. Mary Landon. 

416. x. Edgar, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1855 ; 

d. there in 1856. 

188.* 6 William Starkweather, ( 5 John, 4 Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 5 June, 1796; m. in Norwich, Conn., 



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6 Feb., 1823, TCeziah Benjamin. She was b. in Ver- 
mont, 4 Nov., 1798 and d. in Plymouth, Mich., 21 May, 
1846. He d. in Plymouth, Mich., 31 Aug., 1844. He 
was a farmer and lived in Preston, Conn., till 1823 ; then 
he moved to West Bloomfield, N. Y. and stayed till 1825 ; 
then he moved to Plymouth, Wayne county, Mich. 
His wife was the first white woman that settled in Ply- 
mouth township, Mich. Their son Albert was a mem- 
ber of the Sophomore class of the University of Michi- 
gan at the time of his death. 
Their children are : — 

417. x. Albert Oscar, b. in West Bloomfield, N. Y., 16 

Jan., 1824; d. in Plymouth, Mich., 19 Oct., 
1844. 

418. George Anson, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 20 Feb., 

1826; m. Amelia Haywood, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Almira [Scott] Haywood. 

419. Helen M., b. in Plymouth, Mich., 20 June, 1828; 

m. Dr. M. A. Mosher. 

420. x. Dwight, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 4 Dec, 1831 ; d. 

there 13 Jan., 1847. 

421. x. Frederick, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 28 March, 

1835. This is all I have regarding him. 

189. 6 Sophronia Starkweather, ( 5 John, ■'Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b, 
in Preston, Conn., 5 Sept., 1798; m. in Preston, Conn., 
27 April, 1825, John Williams, son of Isaac and Phebe 

[Hurlbert] Williams. He was b. in and d. in 

Pittsford, Hillsdale, county, Mich., 25 Nov., 1864. 
She d. in Pittsford, Mich., 11 Nov., 1878. Pie was a 
farmer and member of the F. and A. M. lodge, also 
I. O. O. F. She was a member of the Baptist church 
and it is said of her that " She was a kind, loving 
mother and ever a friend of the needed and afflicted." 
"She was a constant reader of the Devine Word and 
made it her guide through life." Though an invalid 
for many years, " she waited patiently for the last 
summons. " 



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Their children are : — 
I Sophronia Williams, b. in Stonington, Conn., 17 
Sept., 1832; m. in Pittsford, Mich., 3 June, 1849, 
Samuel Howard, son of Charles and Olive [Sander- 
son] Howard. He was b. in Barry, Orleans county, 
N. Y., 27 April, 1825. She d. in Pittsford, Mich., 
22 Sept., 1885. 

Issue '. 

1. Leonard W. Howard, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 25 

Feb., 1850; m. in Hudson, Lenawee county, 

Mich., 22 May, 1870, Lavinia Gillman, dau. of 

Lewis and Lucy [Miner] Gillman. She was b. 

in Hudson, Mich., 12 Oct., 1852. 

Issue '.—— 

a. Lula Howard, b. 13 Nov., 1880, in Hudson, 

Mich. 

2. Charles W. Howard, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 26 
Feb., 1855; m. there 28 Nov., 1878, Jeannette 
Rush, dau. of Daniel and Mary Ann[Lancaster] 
Rush. She was b. in Pittsford, Mich. , 10 Oct. , 
1858. He belongs to the I. O. O. F. lodge. 

Issue '. 

a. Lela Howard, b. 29 June, 1880, in Pitts- 
ford, Mich. 

3. Effa B. Howard, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 22 
April, 1870; m. there 29 Oct., 1891, William L. 
Pillsbery, son of Henry and Nellie [Jenkins] 
Pillsbery. He was b. in West Bloomfield, 
N. Y., 5 June, 1865. Is a farmer. 

Issue \ 

a. Vaneta M. Pillsbery, b. 6 March, 1893. 

b. Nellie S. Pillsbery, b. 29 Feb., 1896. Both 
born in Pittsfield, Mich. 

II. John S. Williams, b. in Stonington, Conn., 19 Jan., 
1830; m.in Pittsford, Mich., 1 Jan., 1853, Emily A. 
Densmore, dau. of Moses and Rosey [Sanderson] 
Densmore. She was b. in Adrian, Lenawee county, 
Mich., 9 March, 1833. He d. in Grindstone City, 
Huron county, Mich., 21 Nov., 1888. He was a 
private in Co. K., 156 111., Capt. Chester M. Sewart's 



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Regt. Enlisted Feb., 1865 and was discharged in 
Memphis, Tenn., Sept., 1865. 
Issue: — 

1. Isador S. Williams, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 23 
Nov., 1855 ; m. in Huron county, Mich., in 1869, 
W. Wilson. He was b. in Canada, 10 Feb., 
1852. 

Issue : — 

a. Leonard Wilson, b. in Dwight, Mich., 7 
Dec, 1873. 

b. George Wilson, b. in Huron county, Mich., 
7 Dec, 1875. 

c. Lottie May Wilson, b. in Grindstone City, 
Mich., 23 June, 1879. 

d. John W. Wilson, b. in Grindstone City, 
Mich., 25 Oct., 1880. 

e. Emily J. Wilson, b. in Grindstone City, 
Mich., 25 Oct., 1882. 

2. Austin Williams, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 22 
June, 1857; m. in Grindstone City, Mich., 13 
Nov. , 1877, Ada Whallie. She was b. in Black- 
burn, Lancaster county, England, 11 Oct., 1859. 

Issue: — 

a. Whallie J. Williams, b. in New River, 
Mich., 14 Sept., 1880. 

b. Mirtle A. Williams, b. in Grindstone City, 
Mich., 12 June, 1883. 

c. Ada May Williams, b. in Grindstone City, 
Mich., 29 Sept., 1887. 

d. Floyd E. Williams, b. in Bay Port, Mich., 
18 Sept., 1895. 

3. Iantha Williams, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 4 April, 
1859; rn.in Huron county, Mich., 3 Dec, 1887, 
William S. Smith. He was b. in Ottawa, 
Canada, 22 Jan., i860. 

Issue : — 

a. Isador May Smith, b. 16 May, 1889. 

b. Emily Gertrude Smith, b. 29 June, 1893. 

c. Ada Irene Smith, b. 13 Oct., 1895. 

All b. in Grindstone City, Mich. 



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Born 21 January, 1802 



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4. George A. Williams, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 
23 Sept., 1861 ; m. there 22 Aug., 1894, Hattie 
Bentley. She was b. in Brothwell, Canada, 18 
July, 1873. 

Issue : — 

a. Leona M. Williams, b. 28 May, 1895. 

5. James Williams, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 23 

Jan., 1863; m. in , 15 April, 1894, Anna 

Nerquhert. She was b. in , 15 April, 

1867. No issue. 

III. Phebe J. Williams, b. in Livonia, Wayne county, 
Mich., 2 April, 1835; m. in Pittsford, Mich., 17 
Sept., 1854, Lewis Rush, son of Samuel F. and 
Mary C. [Dellanyean] Rush. He was b. in Palmyra, 
N. Y., 8 April, 1829. They are farmers. 
Issue: — 

1. Sophia A. Rush, b. in Pittsford, Mich., 7 
April, 1861 ; m. there 4 July, 1880, Newton A. 
Lickly, son of Maurice J. and Harriet [Cooper] 
Lickly. He was b. in Wright, Mich., 6 Oct., 
i860. Is a farmer and a member of the F. 
and A. M. lodge. 

Issue: — 

a. Viola E. Lickly, b. 19 Nov., 1883. 

b. Carl B. Lickly, b. 10 May, 1887. 

c. Frank E. Lickly, b. 4 July, 1892. 

First child b. in Morace, 111., the other two in Wright, 
Mich. 

2. Charles S. Rush, b. in Wright, Mich., 31 July, 

1873. 

3. Milo W. Rush, b. in Wright, Mich., 21 Dec, 
1876. 

190. f 6 David Austin Starkweather, ( 5 John, Sam- 
uel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Preston, Conn., 21 Jan., 1802 ; m. in Canton, Ohio, 
5 July, 1 835* Elizabeth [Page] Evans, dau. of Benjamin 
and Sarah Reed [Warner] Page. She was b. in New- 
port, R. I., in 1804; d. in Oxford, Ohio, 4 March, 1871. 
He d. in Cleveland, Ohio, 12 July, 1876. He was a 



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lawyer in Canton, Ohio, Tennessee, and later in Cleve- 
land, Ohio ; was a judge of one of the higher courts in 
Stark county, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio 
House of Republicans in 1833-34-35 and a member of 
the Ohio Senate in 1836-37-38. He was a representa- 
tive of the Democrats in Congress from Ohio, during 
the years 1839-41 and again in 1845-47. He was chosen 
a presidential elector in 1848 and served as United 
States minister to Chili in 1854-57. He was one of 
nature's noblemen whom everyone loved and respected ; 
was always reserved and modest when speaking of him- 
self. That he never met defeat in any of his aspira- 
tions politically, speaks well for him considering the 
times in which he lived. 
Their children are: — 
422.x. Austin, b. in Canton, Ohio, 18 April, 1836; d. 

there 10 July, 1837. 
423. Anna Maria, b. in Canton, Ohio, 24 Aug., 1837; 

m. Allan Thomas Brinsmade, son of Zachariah 

Prindle and Louisa Nancy [Taylor] Brinsmade. 
424.x. Sarah Elizabeth, b. in Canton, Ohio, 24 Feb., 

1840; d. there 23 July, 1842. 
425.x. Hamilton, b. in Canton, Ohio, 9 April, 1843; m. 

in Sycamore, 111., April, 1864, Theresa Clark. 

He d. in Portland, Oregon. At one time he 

lived in Santiago, Chili. He was a captain 

under Segel, stationed at Fredricksburg, Va., 

in Feb., 1863. 
Issue: — 

Jessie, 2 Mamie, 3 Robert, 4 Elizabeth, 5 Evelyn. 

The last three were born in Portland, Oregon. 
426. Virginia, b. in Canton, Ohio, 24 July, 1844; m - 

Robert Livingston Hadly, son of J. L. and 

Amelia [Hadly] Hadly. 

191.* 6 William Starkweather, ( 5 William, 4 Samuel, 
s John, 2 John, x Robert), oldest child of William and 
Polly [Sloane] Starkweather, was b. in Williamstown, 

Mass., 17 Oct., 1790; m. first time -^ ; m. second 

time in Newark, N. J., 8 March, i837,* k Charlotte Hard- 



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man, dau. of Aaron and Mary [Swain] Hardman. She 
was b. in Chatham, N. J., 24 Sept., 1808 ; d. in Newark, 
N. J., 30 May, 1863. He d. in Newark, N. J., 28 Oct., 
1852. He graduated from Williams College in Mass., 
as an M. A. in class of 1819; he then studied law and 
practiced at his profession. He was a member of the 
F. and A. M. lodge of Newark. 
His children were: — 

427.x. Mary A., b. in , 22 June, 1825; d. in 

, 22 Oct., 1830. 

428. x. Henry A., b. in , 19 May, 1826; m. Ann 

Maria Crager, dau. of . 

429. Helen Augusta, b. in Newark, N. J., 3 July, 1838; 

m. Michael J. Corrigan, son of . 

430. Mary Adelaide, b. in Newark, N. J., 9 Aug., 1840; 

m. Charles F. H. Bach, son of . 

431. John Dercy, b. in Newark, N. J., 7 Feb., 1843; 

m. Jane McCornac, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
[Sheldon] McCornac. 

432. Henrietta Dercy, b. in Newark, N. J., 4 July, 

1845 ; m. Stephen C. Fordham, son of . 

192. 6 Mary Starkweather, ( 5 WilIiam, *Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, 'Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Williamstown, Mass., 11 Sept., 1794; m. there 26 Feb., 
1823, Homer Bartlett, son of Asakel and Hannah [Bur- 
chard] Bartlett. He was b. in Granby, Mass., 19 July, 
1795; d. in Boston, Mass., 29 March, 1874. She d. in 
Lowell, Mass., 3 Oct., 1858. He graduated from Wil- 
liams College in class of 18 18, being prepared for college 
at. the academy in Westfield, Mass. He studied law 
and later was a cotton manufacturer. He left $5000 
for the Starkweather fund for indigent students of 
Williams College and his wife left $2500 for the 
same fund. They belonged to the Old South Church of 
Boston, Mass. 

Their child was: — 
I. Mary Augusta Bartlett, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 
2 July, 1824; m. in Lowell, Mass., 14 Nov., 1849, 
Frederic Lord Richardson, son of William and Har- 
riet [Leland] Richardson. He was b. in Bath, 
Maine, 7 Nov., 1821 and was living in 1897. He 

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was educated in Bath and Gorham, Maine, and was 
a cotton manufacturer. She d. in Boston, Mass., 
29 Jan., 1880. 
Issue: — 

1. Mary Homer Richardson, b. in New York city, 
12 Feb., 1851 ; d. there 16 Dec, 1851. 

2. Homer Bartlett Richardson, b. in Lowell, 
Mass., 26 Feb., 1853. 

3. Frederic William Richardson, b. in Lowell, 
Mass., 15 Feb., 1855; d. in Denver, Col., 31 
May, 1881. 

4. Henry King Richardson, b. in Boston, Mass., 
22 April, 1857. 

5. John Winthrop Richardson, b. in Boston, 
Mass., 21 April, 1861 ; d. there 25 May, 1862. 

6. William Douglass Richardson, b. in Boston, 
Mass., 3 March, 1863; d. there 11 Dec, 1865. 

7. Hoffman Richardson, b. in Boston, Mass., 13 
Jan., 1867. 

All the above unmarried in Oct., 1897. 

193. * "Augustus Starkweather, ( 5 William, 4 Sam- 
uel, 3 John, 3 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Williamstown, Mass., 11 July, 1796; m. in 
Waterford, N. Y., 21 Jan., 183 5,* Julia Amanda Davis. 
She was b. in Waterford, N. Y., 7 May, 1800; d. in 
Troy, N. Y., 3 Oct., 1877. He d. in Williamstown, 
Mass., 1 March, 1869. He was a merchant. 

Their children are : — 

433. Richard Davis, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 13 Nov., 

1836; m. first time Mary Eliza Thayer; m. 
second time Jane Wickes, dau. of William 
Harvey and Jane [Kerr] Wickes. 

434. Augustus Homer, b. in Troy, N. Y., 6. April, 1840; 

m. Helen Adella Wright, dau. of Allen M. and 
Caroline [Beebe] Wright. 

195- 6 Hannah Starkweather, ( 5 William, ^Samuel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Williamstown, Mass., 18 March, 1800; m. there 5 

June, 1826, Rev. Parsons Cooke, son of . He 

was b. in Hadley, Mass., 18 Feb., 1800; d. in Lynn, 
Mass., 12 Feb., 1864. She d. in Lynn, Mass., 2 July, 

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1852. Rev. Parsons Cooke graduated from Williams 
College in Williamstown, Mass., in class of 1822 and 
subsequently received the degree of D. D. He was 
installed over the East Evangelical church in Ware, 
Mass., 21 June, 1826 and remained there until April, 
1835, when he accepted a call to Portsmouth, N. H., 
where he stayed six months. He then went to Lynn, 
Mass., (as the eleventh pastor), and was installed 4 
May, 1836. (This church was the second in the coun- 
try). After Mr. Cooke's installation the society at once 
began a new church on the eastern corner of Vine and 
South Common streets, where their present church 
stands. The new church was dedicated 1 Feb., 1837. 
The old one was sold to the Second Universalist 
society and is still occupied by them. Mr. Cooke was 
a high Calvinist and loved controversy ; was a man 
of quick perceptions and good reasoning powers and 
rapidly arrived at conclusions which he held tenacious- 
ly and not always with gentleness toward those who 
differed from him. He had an abundance of natural 
wit which often became sarcastic. He wrote "A Cen- 
tury of Puritanism and a Century of its Opposite " and 
other books and for twenty years he was editor of 
The Puritan, a religious and secular newspaper pub- 
lished first in Lynn and subsequently in Boston. His 
literary style was that known as "elegant," his sen- 
tences being tense and concise. He was tall and sym- 
metrical in form and had a dignified appearance in 
the pulpit. His delivery was rapid and in a high tone 
with little intonation. He was industrious and faithful 
but did very little parish work, though his parishioners 
were strongly attached to him and his ministry was 
successful. 

Rev. Parsons Cooke married second time, by which 
marriage he had one child. After his death his widow 
wrote the well known hymn entitled "The Lord will 
Provide." 

19b.* 6 Henry Starkweather, ( 5 William, ^Samuel, 
'John, 2 John, : Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 



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in Williamstown, Mass., 27 Feb., 1802; in. in New- 
York city, 6 Nov., i832,«Lucinda D. Reid, dau. of 
James and Rebecca [Brown] Reid. She was b. in Lan- 
singville, N. Y., 25 May, 18 13; d. in New York city, 2 
Feb., 1895. He d. in Saratoga Springs, 21 Aug., 1875. 
He received the degree of M. A. from Williams College 
in class of 1825. He studied law in Ware, Mass., and 
practiced in 1828. In 1832 he was chosen cashier of 
Hampkins Manf. Bank, which position he resigned in 
1836 and became a merchant. 
Their child was : — 

435. Ella, b. in ; m. Ex-Gov. John Thompson 

Hoffman, in , 1852, son of . 

197. "Catherine Starkweather, ( 5 William, Sam- 
uel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was 
b. in Williamstown, Mass., 14 Nov., 1806; m. there 18 
Nov., 1834, Rev. Jonathan Edward Woodbridge, son 
of Gen. Jonathan and Sarah [Meach] Woodbridge. 
He was b. in Worthington, Mass., July, 1802; d. in 
Hartford, Conn., 18 Nov., 1877. She d. in Auburndale, 
Mass., 23 June, 1855. Mr. Woodbridge after gradu- 
ating from Williams College in class of 1822, taught 
school in an academy in : Catskill one year, then in Wil- 
liams College for three years. He next studied law in 
Ware, Mass., for two years, then went to Baltimore, 
Md., and here circumstances led him to open a family 
school in Frederick, Md., where he remained five years. 
He next spent two years in the study of theology in 
Princeton Seminary where he graduated in 1834 and 
was licensed to preach. He spent two years in the 
ministry near Martinsburg, Va., then returning to New 
England he settled in Worcester, Mass., and after four 
years he went to Ware, Mass., and after two years 
there, his health failing, he became joint editor of the 
New England Puritan and Boston Rundii for ten years. 
He then had a boys' school in Auburndale for twelve 
years. In 1870 he went to Minnesota for his health. 
He married second time in 1860, Lydia Fuller [Judkins] 
Poole, dau. of Benjamin and Abagail Goddard [Fuller] 



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Judkins, by whom he had one child, Dwight Edwards 
Woodbridge, b. in 1862. 
Their children are : — 

I. George Augustus Woodbridge, b. 18 Aug., 1836; d. 

in a military hospital in Washington, D. C, 18 
Sept., 1862, unmarried. He graduated from Wil- 
liams College in class of 1856. 

II. Mary Bartlett Woodbridge, b. in Worcester, Mass., 

6 Nov., 1841; m. in Auburndale, Mass., 18 Nov., 
1870, Prof. William W. Tracy, son of Stephen and 
Alice Hewett [Dana] Tracy. He was b. in Hudson, 
Ohio, 21 May, 1845. She d. in Detroit, Mich., 17 
June, 1887. 
Issue • 

1. William Woodbridge Tracy, b. in Lansing, 
Mich., 6 May, 1872. 

2. Harry Woodbridge Tracy, b. in Old Mission, 
Mich., 5 Sept., 1873. 

3. Stephen Woodbridge Tracy, b. in Old Mission, 
Mich., 1 April, 1876. 

4. John Woodbridge Tracy, b. in Old Mission, 
Mich., 1 April, 1876. 

5. Katherine Starkweather Tracy, b. in Old 
Mission, Mich., 3 July, 1879. 

6. Alice Dana Tracy, b. in Detroit, Mich. , 9 Sept. , 
1880; d. there 6 July, 1881. 

7. George Woodbridge Tracy, b. in Detroit, 
Mich., June, 1885 ; d. there 10 Sept., 1885. 

III. Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge, b. in Ware, Mass., 
Dec, 1843, is unmarried and lives in Chicago, 111. 

IV. William Starkweather Woodbridge, b. inBrookline, 
Mass., June, 1845; m. in Auburndale [Newton] 
Mass., 13 July, 1870, Frances Angelina Poole, dau. 
of Henry Strong and Lydia Fuller [Judkins] Poole. 
She was b. in Portland, Maine, 25 Nov., 1841. 

Issue . 

1. Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge, b. 30 Jan., 

1870. 

2. Katherine Woodbridge, b. 26 Dec, 1873; m. 
in Duluth, 7 June, 1893, Nathaniel Janeway 
Upham, son of Rev. Nathaniel Lord and Anna 



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Howell [Janeway] Upham. One child, Helen 
Norton Upham, b. 5 Sept., 1894. 

3. Lydia Dudley Woodbridge, b. 15 Nov., 1875. 

4. Francis Dwight Woodbridge, b. 5 Nov., 1883. 

All born in Duluth. 

204. ' 6 Elisha Starkweather, ( 5 Ephraim/Samuel, 

3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of Ephraim and , was 

b. in Preston, Conn., 28 March, 1796; m. in Windham, 
Conn., 1 Sept., 1822* Betsey Fitch. 

Their children are: — 

436. Henry Clark, b. in Windham, Conn., 15 Aug., 

1826; m. first time Ann W. Wheeler; m. 
second time Ellen Dillaby ; m. third time 
Sarah D. Burdick. 

437. Abel Fitch, b. in Windham, Conn., 25 July, 1832; 

m. first time Mary Ann Avery, dau. of Alfred 
and Fanny S. [Wheeler] Avery ; m. second 
time Sarah Emma Ladd, dau. of Lewis and 
Abigail [Robinson] Ladd. 
438 x. Julia Elizabeth, b. in Windham, Conn. 

2O0.* 6 Alexander Stewart Starkweather, 
( 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest child of Cyrus Alexander and Aseneth [Winchell] 
Starkweather, was b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 31 Oct., 
1803; m. there in i823*Mary Clark, dau. of John and 
Amy [Gillette] Clark. She was b. in Granby, Conn., 19 
Aug., 1804; d. in Williamstown, Mass., 9 Feb., 1890. 
Hed. in Williamstown, Mass., 10 April, 1880. Alexan- 
der Stewart Starkweather was a farmer and pioneer paper 
maker; sold his property in Feeding Hills and went 
to Ohio in 1829 and stayed until 1832, then he returned 
to Massachusetts and settled in Chicopee Falls, Huron 
county, and stayed until 1849; then he went to Califor- 
nia but in 1855 he returned to Massachusetts and settled 
in Williamstown where he died. 

Their children are : — 
439. Cyrus Alexander, b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 24 
June, 1824; m. Parmelia Bartlett, dau. of Tru 
man Bartlett. 



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440. Maria Theresa, b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 17 Dec., 

1824; m. Edward Fitzgerald. 

441. Elizabeth Helen, b. in Norwalk, Ohio, 8 June, 1830 ; 

m. William H. Wendell, son of Sydney and 
Maria [ ] Wendell. 

442. Jane Aseneth, b. in Chenango, N. Y., 12 Jan., 1836; 

m. first time James Jones Crosier, son of George 

and [Jones] Crosier; m. second time 

Joseph Willett. 

443. Mary Louisa, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 20 June, 

1840; m. Thomas H. Baker, Jr., son of Thomas 
H. Baker of Utica, N. Y. 

444. Martha Ann, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 17 March, 

1845; m - Pliny Jones Crafts, son of Mayor 
Roswell Parsons and Delia Charlotte [Jones] 
Crafts. 

445. Samuel, b. in Chicopee, Mass., 26 March, 1847; 

m. Addie Jane Spooner, dau. of Charles L. 
and Eunice [Fowler] Spooner. 

446. Ruth Adelia, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 7 Feb., 

1849; m - Royal Quincy Wilcox, son of Willard 
and Polly [Scott] Wilcox. 

2lO. » 6 Thomas Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, a Robert), son of Belcher and Mary [Leon- 
ard] Starkweather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 25 July, 
1787; m. in Wayne county, Pa., 16 Aug., 18 12, • Hannah 
[Starkweather] [Park] Foabes, dau. of John and Hannah 
[Leonard] Starkweather. She was b. in Stonington, 
Conn., 12 Feb., 1781, and d. in Waynesville, Wayne 
county, Pa., 29 April, 1848. He d. in Waynesville, 
Wayne county, Pa., 20' Dec, 1843. Thomas Stark- 
weather, generally known as Captain Starkweather, 
came from Conn., and settled in Canaan, Wayne county, 
Pa., in 1808. He taught the first school in what is now 
the borough of Waymart in 1808 and '09, and being a 
public spirited man he was personally connected with 
nearly all the public works in the early history of Wayne 
county, Pa. He was industrious and energetic, so 
bought and cleared up a valuable piece of land and 
finally settled at Canaan Corners at the intersection of 



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the Milford and Owego turnpike with the Belmont and 
Easton turnpike roads. The travel on said roads being 
great, he built there a large tavern in 1824 (this place is 
now called Waynesville) and it was kept by him for 
many years and after his death by his son George 
Anson Starkweather, Esq. "This tavern gave great 
credit to them and satisfaction to all travelers." Capt. 
Starkweather built here a large storehouse called 
the "Variety Store," kept by Starkweather and Robert 
Love. This place had the promise of becoming a 
prosperous village but a railroad was put through a 
mile north, where coal was once weighed for the market, 
so a place was established called Waymart which 
finally overshadowed it. Waynesville was however for 
many years a prominent place. The hotel was given 
up by his son in the year 1861 and the main part was 
destroyed by fire in May, 1880. Capt. Thomas Stark- 
weather gave a lot on which the first church was built 
in this part of the country 4 Jan., 1834. He also gave 
the ground for and laid out the first cemetery, 10 Oct., 
1834, which is still used and an addition has been made 
to it. The original ground is free to all who will bury 
their dead there. His wife Hannah is said to be the 
first person to hold a permanent teacher's certificate in 
this part of the country and probably the first one in 
the state of Pennsylvania. 

Their children were : — 
447.x. John Belcher, b. in Waymart, Pa., 11 April, 

1814; d. in Waynesville, Pa., 1 June, 1833. 
448.x. Isabella Jane, b. in Waymart, Pa., 27 May, 

1816; d. in Waynesville, Pa., 25 July, 1833. 

449. x. Sarah Ann, b. in Waymart, Pa., 24 May, 18 18; 

d. in Waynesville, Pa., 7 July, 1833. 

450. George Anson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 7 Nov., 1821 ; 

m. Rumanda Lee, dau. of Horace and Catherine 
[Hamlin] Lee. 

451. Dan, b. in Waymart, Pa., 26 Feb., 1824; m. Jane 

Ann Edwards, dau. of Daniel and Sally [Wells] 
Edwards. 

211. 6 Mehitable Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), twin sister of the preceding, was 

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b. in Preston, Conn., 25 July, 1787; m. in Preston, 
Conn., 2 March, 18 10, Daniel Morgan, son of Daniel 
and Joanna [Brewster] Morgan. He was b. 30 April, 
1782, and d. in Preston, Conn., 6 April, 1864. She d. in 
Preston, Conn., 6 July, 1862. 

Their children were : — 
I Mary Leonard Morgan, b. in Preston, Conn., 17 June, 

181 1 ; m. there 3 Nov., 1834, Erastus Morgan, son 

of Erastus and Polly [Meech] Morgan. He was b. 

in , 7 July, 1809 and d. in , 6 July, 

1849. 
Issue 1 

1. Julia Ann Morgan, b. , 1 1 March, 1836 ; 

d. , 20 March, 1837. 

2. DeWitt Clinton Morgan, b. , 15 J ul Y> 

1838; m. 1 Oct., 1890, Elizabeth Moss of El 
Dorado, Calif. 

3. Erastus Wi n thro p Morgan, b. , 15 Jan., 

1845 ; living single in New York city. 

4. Mary Alice Morgan, b. , 23 May, 1847; 

living single in Hartford, Conn. 

II. Harriet Newell Morgan, b. in Preston, Conn., 24 
Sept., 1812; m. there 17 March, 1834, Col. Edwin 
Palmer, son of Walter and Martha [Pendleton] 
Palmer. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 15 June, 
1805, and d. in Norwich, Conn., 12 Oct., 1901. She 
d. in Norwich, Conn., 31 Oct., 1881. While he was 
engaged in farming, he served in the old state 
militia as an artilleryman and rose through regular 
graduation to the command of the first regiment 
of Connecticut artillery. At the time of the re- 
bellion he was offered a commission by Governor 
Buckingham, but felt obliged to decline because of 
age and impaired health. He did much work 
in connection with the bounty lands and pensions 
connected with the Revolutionary war and the war 
of 1 8 12 ; about 1850 he gave up farming and later 
became associated with John P. Barstow in the 
hardware business, continuing thirteen years. The 
firm was known as Barstow and Palmer. He was 
active in the organization of the New London 
County Agricultural society; was a life member 

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and for years was its secretary. He represented 
the town of Preston, as a Whig, in the general 
assembly in 1847. Since the organization of the 
Republican party he was its enthusiastic supporter. 
In 1850 he was the census taker of five towns. He 
was abstemious in his habits, strong in his convic- 
tions and outspoken in his advocacy of what seemed 
to him right and commendable. They were mem- 
bers of the Congregational church. 
Issue :— 

1. Mary Jane Palmer, b. in Preston, Conn., 2 
June, 1835, living single in Norwich, Conn. 

2. William Harrison Palmer, b. in Preston, Conn., 
2 Nov., 1840; d. there 15 Jan., 1841. 

3. Edwin Irving Palmer, b. in Preston, Conn., 16 
Oct., 1843; d. Norwich, Conn., 17 Sept., 1859. 

4. Frank Palmer, b. in Preston, Conn., 30 Nov., 
1850, graduated in theology and living single 
in Norwich, Conn. 

5. Grace Palmer, b. in Norwich, Conn., 8 Oct., 
1855; m. there 12 June, 1889, Amos Avery 
Browning, son of William T. and Nancy [Avery] 
Browning. He was b. in North Stonington, 
Conn., 20 March, 1850. 

Issue : — 

a. Helen Palmer Browning, b. 14 July, 1893. 

III. Julia Ann Morgan, b. in Preston, Conn., 5 June, 
1814; d. there 12 Nov., 1830. 

IV. Margery B. Morgan, b. in Preston, Conn., 9 Jan., 
1817; m. there 16 Nov., 1852, George W. Willes, 
son of Wareham and Hannah [Gallup] Willes. He 

was b. 23 June, 1812, and d. in , 1 Aug., 1887. 

She d. in , 6 Dec, 1888. 

Issue : — 

1. George M. Willes, b. 6 Dec, 1853, living single 
in Masonville, N. Y. 

2. Frank Edwin Willes, b. in , 6 April, 

1856; m. in , 9 Nov., 1882, Mamie Ross, 

dau. of George and Mary W. [Mandeville] Ross. 
She was b. in , 2 Nov., 1862. 



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Issue: — 
a. 



Summer Mandeville Willes, b. 28 Feb., 
1886; d. 2 March, 1886. 

b. Clinton Ross Willes, b. 8 Jan., 1888. 

c. Louis Morgan Willes, b. 20 March, 1891. 

d. Bertha Willes, b. , 20 Oct., 1894. 

V. Daniel Belcher Morgan, b. in Preston, Conn., 24 

Jan.,1821; m. there first time 16 Dec, 1845, Lucy 
Ann Rude, dau. of Nathan and Lucy [Bromley] 
Rude. She wasb. in Preston, Conn., 29 May, 1821 
and d. there 29 Oct., 1857. Daniel m. second time 
in Stonington, Conn., 1 Jan., 1862, Mary Esther- 
Hewitt, dau. of Ephraim and Elizabeth [Prentice] 

Hewitt. She was b. in , Conn., 1 Jan., 1831. 

He d. in , 1 Jan., 1892. 

Issue by first wife : — 

1. Emma Isadora Morgan, b. , 3 ret>., 

1851 and d. , 23 June, 1853. 

Issue by second wife : — 

2. Carrie Prentice Morgan, b. 21 Dec, 1864; 
living single in Preston, Conn. 

212. 6 Mary Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 
2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 5 Oct., 1789; m. in Preston Conn 

!8o6, *Ezra Standish, son of Amosa and Zerviah 

[Smith] Standish. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 4 Oct., 
1781, and d. in Romeo, Mich., 27 Aug., 1859. She d. 
in Porter's Bluff, Long Island, Alabama. He was a 
farmer and they belonged to the Congregational church. 

Their children are : — 
1 Marietta Standish, b. in Hebron, Conn., 12 *eb., 
1810; m. in Bozrahville, Conn., 16 March, 1829, 

Asa H. Hulbert, son of Asa and [ -] 

Hulbert. He was b. in Middle Hadam, Conn., in 
1804 and d. in Berlin, Mich., 5 Feb., 1888. She d. 
in Berlin, Mich., 2 Dec, 1891. 

Issue : — 

1. Hamilton Josiah Hulbert, b. . 

2. Cynthia Maria Hulbert, b. . 

~^IOTE.-6Ezra, 5 A mosa, Israel, ssamuel, ajosiah, iMiles » ta « di * who <:am e *o 
Plymouth in 1620 and b. in Lancashire, Eng., about 1584; d. in Duxbury, Mass., 
3 Oct., 1656. 

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3. Chancy Arnold Hulbert, b. 



4. Revilo Hulbert, b. in , 15 June, 1841; 

m. in , 14 Feb., 1867, Sarah Jane Hul- 
bert. 

5. Lucius Hulbert, b. . 

6. George Laman Hulbert, b. . 

7. Henry Hulbert. 

8. Flora Hulbert, b. in ; m. Smith Freligh. 

II. Elizabeth Belch erStandish, b. in Bozrahville, Conn., 

31 March, 18 13 ; m. in , 16 June, 1842, Henry 

Porter, a lawyer. He was b. in Mendon, N. Y., 27 
Sept., 1804 and d. in Porter's Bluff, Alabama, 13 
March, 1884. She d. in Porter's Bluff, Long Island, 
Jackson county, Alabama, 5 Jan., 1897. No issue. 

III. Fanny Woodbury Standish, b. in Bozrahville, 
Conn., 4 Oct., 1818; m. in Bruce, Mich., 28 March, 
1837 to Stephen S. Barrows. He was b. in Frank- 
lin, Conn., Oct., 1816 and d. in California in 1886. 
She d. in Cleveland, Ohio, 11 Aug., 1841. Stephen 
S. Barrows m. second time Laura Holman, in Romeo, 
Mich., March, 1843. 

Issue: — 

1. Theodore Barrows, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, in 
1839; d. there July, 1841. 

IV. Susan Zerviah Standish, b. in Bozrahville, Conn., 
13 Feb., 1823, lives single in Porter's Bluff, Alabama, 
where she conducts a boarding school. 

V. Samuel Miles Standish, b. in Bozrahville, Conn., 18 

March, 1826; m. first time in Erie, Pa., 16 Sept., 
1848, Florilla J. Warren. She d. in Erie, Pa., 6 
June, 185 1. He m. second time in Gerard, Pa., 11 
April, 1854, Margaret S. Kelly. She d. in St. Al- 
bans, Hancock county, 111., 16 Sept., 1856. He m. 
third time in Quincy, 111., 26 Aug., 1857, Laurinda 
Howard, dau. of Thillman and Elizabeth [Bennett] 
Howard. Laurinda was b. in Utica, Ind., 29 March, 
1838. They are now living in Rosedale, Kansas. 
Their children are : — 

1. Walter Miles Standish, b. in Erie, Pa., 20 June, 
1849; d. there 7 May, 185 1. 

2. William Henry Standish, b. in Erie, Pa., 11 
Oct., 1850. 

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3. Miles Standish, b. in Augusta, 111., 15 March, 
i860. 

4. Rose Standish, b. in Chicago, 111., 7 Jan., 
1863 ; d. in Mission, Johnston county, Kansas, 
29 May, 1885. 

5. Laurinda Standish, b. in Chillisoths, Mo., 8 
July, 1867. 

6. Addie Standish, b. in Mariam, Kansas, 15 
Oct., 1869. 

7. Arthur Standish, b. in Mariam, Kansas, 19 
March, 1872. 

8. George H. Standish, b. in Mariam, Kansas, 
12 May, 1884. 

VI. Celia Ann Standish, b. in Bozrahville, Conn., 1 
Jan., 1831 ; d. in Bruce, Mich., 12 Aug., 1851. 

213. 6 Leonard Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 16 Sept., 1791 ; m. in Waymart, Pa., 
29 Feb., 1 8 16, Sarah Stanton, dau. of Col. Asa and 
Desire [Kimball] Stanton. She was b. in Waymart, 
Pa., 22 Jan., 1797 and d. there 12 Nov., 1847. He d. 
in Carbondale, Pa., 29 May, 1843. Leonard Stark- 
weather came to Wayne county, Pa., in 1808; he 
taught school and was for eight or ten years constable 
of Canaan, Wayne county, Pa. Later he built the first 
hotel in the borough of Waymart, Pa., about 1832 and 
it was kept as a public house for many years but was 
finally burnt down. Leonard Starkweather was a ser- 
geant in Charles Meech's Co., of New London, Conn. 
Enlisted 8 June, 18 13 and was discharged 17 June, 18 13. 

Their children were: — 

452. Mary, b. in Waymart, Pa., 21 Sept., 1820; m. 

Luther West, son of Luther and Silva [Clark] 
West. 

453. Olive, b. in Waymart, Pa., 23 June. 1823; m. 

George Hubbard, son of Abel and Elizabeth 
[ ] Hubbard. 

454. Angeline Louisa, b. in Waymart, Pa., 29 July, 

1 82 5 ; m. Roswell Peak Patterson, son of Daniel 
and Matilda [Peak] Patterson. 



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455. Charles Leonard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 24 Aug., 

1827 ; m. Sophronia Thayer, dau. of Uriah and 
Lydia [ ] Thayer. 

456. Harriet Abba, b. in Waymart, Pa., 13 July, 1829; 

m. first time Willard West, son of Luther and 
Silva [Clark] West; m. second time John Pas- 
coe, son of John and Mary [Martain] Pasco. 

457. Nancy Desire, b. in Waymart, Pa., 27 April, 1831; 

m. David Godfrey Smith, son of Capt. Charles 
and Ruth [Godfrey] Smith. 

458. John Belcher, b. in Waymart, Pa., 1 May, 1833; 

m. first time Mary E. Headley, dau. of Joseph 
and Mary [Bortrie] Headley; m. second time 
Ruth R. [Goldsborough] Vives, dau. of C. W. 
and Ruth [Redfurn] Goldsborough. 

459. Sarah Jane, b. in Waymart, Pa., 9 Feb., 1836; d. 

there 26 Feb., 1836. 

460. Sarah Clarinda, b. in Waymart, Pa., 2 Jan., 1837; 

m. Henry Leander Freeman, son of Truman and 
Sophia [Starkweather] Freeman. 

461. Jeannette, b. in Waymart, Pa., 27 Feb., 1837; m. 

Fred Bronson Benedict, son of Seth C. and 
Mary [Bronson] Benedict. 

462. George Anson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 18 July, 1841 ; 

m. Annie Houghton, dau. of Hiram and Sophia 
[Benson] Houghton. 

215. & 6 Samuel Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 26 Oct., 1795; m. first time 'Sally 

Donnaly. She was b. and d. 1 July, 1833. He 

m. second time 30 Jan., 181 5? Anna Lentz. She was b. 
30 Jan., 18 1 5 and d. 28 April, 1842. He m. third time 

v Mary Douglass, . She was b. 17 July, 1818 and 

d. March, 1886. He d. . 

His children were ; — 



463. x. Emily, b. in , 28 Nov., 1829 ; d. in , 

15 June, 1832. 

464. Norman, b. , 9 May, 1830; m. Margaret 

Petterson, dau. of William and Eleanor [John- 
son] Petterson. 



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465.x. Albin, b. , 6 Oct., 1832; d. , 6 

Sept., 185 1. 
466.x. Catherine, b. , 24 Oct., 1835; d. , 

7 July, 1849. 
467.x. Ezra Lentz, b. , 20 Aug., 1837; d. 17 

April, 1858. 
468.x. Horace, b. ,8 Feb., 1839; d. , 13 

June, 1840. 
469.x. Olive, b. , 27 Sept., 1844; m. Sheldon 

Branson, 27 Sept., 1844. She d. Aug., 1887, 

leaving six children. 

21b. 6 Betsy Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, *John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 25 Oct., 1797; m. in Preston, Conn., 
26 Feb., 18 18, Jedediah E. Hough. He was b. in Bozrah, 
Conn., in 1792 andd. in Almont, Mich., 14 March, 1863. 
She d. in Almont, Mich., 28 July, 1858. 

Their children were : — 

I. Ebenezer Belcher Hough, b.in Genesee county, N.Y., 

6 March, 1 8 19; m. in Almont, Mich., 25 Feb., 1844, 
Emaline Louisa Johnson, dau. of Samuel and Sally 
[Allen] Johnson. She was b. in Almont, Mich., 4 
Oct., 1825, and d. there 25 Jan., 1867. He d. in 
Almont, Mich., 30 Oct., 1892. 
Issue : — 

1. Edgar Samuel Hough, b. 13 March, 1846; m. 
Olive Smith, 7 Oct., 1866. 

2. Charles Dwyer Hough, b. March, 1849; m. 
Dec, 1871, Lina Churchill. 

3. Theodore Belcher Hough, b. June, 1853; m. 
Agnes McRoy, May, 1874. 

4. George Oscar Hough, b. Aug., i860; m. Mar- 
ion Murdock, Sept., 1881. 

II. Mary Leonard Hough, b.in Genesee county, N. Y., 

21 May, 1821; m. in Almont, Mich., 5 Jan., 1842, 
Orson Ingalls, son of David and Betsy [Taggart] 

Ingalls. He was b. in , 12 Sept.,1718. Both 

living in Almont, Mich., in 1898. 
Issue : — 

1. Martha Delgratia Ingalls, b. in Almont, Mich., 
30 May, 1844; m. in Almont, Mich., 23 Feb., 

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1 869, Clarence Palive Leete. She d. in Almont, 
Mich., 17 Sept., 1883. 

2. Benton Theodore Ingalls, b. in Almont, Mich., 
25 June, 1846; d. there 28 June, 1880. 

3. Carlton Starkweather Ingalls, b. in Almont, 
Mich., 6 Aug., 1849; d. there 11 Oct., 1852. 

4. Nina Betsy Ingalls, b. in Almont, Mich., 6 
Dec, 1856. 

III. Lucy Ann Hough, b. in Genesee county, N. Y., 1 
Feb., 1823; m. in , 4 Dec, 1842, Joseph Gil- 
bert Thurston, son of Joseph and Keziah [Henry] 

Thurston. He was b. in , 28 March, 1823. 

She d. in Almont, Mich., 2 Sept., 1879. 
Their issue: — 

1. James Oscar Thurston, b. 24 Oct., 1846; m. 
24 Dec, 1869, Eliza Officer. 

2. George E. Thurston, b. 22 Sept., 1848; d. 10 
March, 1853. 

3. Joseph Gilbert Thurston, b. 31 Dec, 1850; m. 
2 Oct., 1878, Mary E. Miller. 

4. George Harvey Thurston, b. 14 Dec, 1853 ; m. 
5 Jan., 1887, Minnie Pagot. 

5. Lucy Amy Thurston, b. 10 Jan., 1855; m. 22 
March, 1876, Albert Springett. 

6. Mary Ann Thurston, b. 8 April, 1861 ; m. 3 
March, 1880, Burley French. 

7. Julia O. Thurston, b. 30 June, 1870; d. 15 
Jan., 1874. 

217- 6 Welthy Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 2^ Jan., 1800; m. in Preston, Conn., 
7 Aug., 1823, * Rufus Prentice, Jr., son of Rufus and 
Sarah [Stanton] Prentice. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 
13 Oct., 1801 and d. in Washington, D. C, 11 June, 
1896. She d. in Washington, D. C, 14 Dec, 1881. 
Rufus Prentice was for many years in the government's 
employment, in Washington, D. C. 

♦Note.— George Denison Prentice, the author of "The Closing Year," the 
familiar poem which begins, '"Tis midnight's holy hour," was a brother of Rufus 
Prentice. 

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Their children were : — 

I. Laura Ann Prentice, b. in Preston, Conn., 19 June, 

1826; d. unmarried in Washington, D. C.,13 Sept., 
1896. 

II. Harriette Prentice, b. in Romeo, Mich., 17 July, 

1838; m. in Louisville, Ky., 14 April, 1863, Zachery 
Lee Taylor, son of Hancock and Anna [Lewis] 
Taylor. He was b. 21 Oct., 1832, in Jefferson 
county, Ky., and d. in Davis county, Ky., 10 
March, 1885. 
Issue : — 

1. Prentice Taylor, b. in Louisville, Ky., 11 
March, 1864 and d. there 18 March, 1864. 

218. * 6 James Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 25 Oct., 1801; m. first time in 
Romeo, Mich., 16 Sept., 1827,'Roxanna Leslie, dau. 
of James and Margaret [McPherson] Leslie. She was 
b. in Vermont, 14 July, 1807 and d. in Baltimore, Md., 
17 Nov., 1868, after being run over by the cars at one 
of the railroad depots. He m. second time in Washing- 
ton, D. C, 10 June, 1872, Adaline [Ducket] Mulligan, 
dau. of James and Susanna [Ryan] Ducket. She was 
b. in Prince George county, Md., 7 Aug., 1831 and is 
living in Washington, D. C. He d. in Romeo, Mich., 
10 Feb., 1873. James Starkweather remained at his 
home in Preston, Conn., till eighteen years of age, 
worked on the farm and went to school three months in 
the year. He had acquired a partial knowledge of sur- 
veying under a mathematician ; he also had access to a 
treatise of navigation which was afterwards of practical 
value to him. On 19 Jan., 1819, his mother died and 
after the funeral he started out in the world with all his 
belongings tied in a bundle on his back. He traveled 
westward several hundred miles on foot. He first 
worked on a farm for ten dollars per month, then 
taught school for two years ; he then went further west 
and at Buffalo, N. Y., he embarked on the only steamer 
on the lake, for Detroit, Mich., and afterwards traveled 
for weeks through this state. Finally he settled near 
Romeo, where he secured 160 acres of government land, 

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which left him little ready money to buy his supplies. He 
built a log house and then had the fever and ague, from 
which his recovery was slow. He was discouraged and 
sold his land. It was now June, 1825 and July 4 he 
reached Trumbley's mountains and decided to locate 
in that vicinity ; he took up a homestead which he kept 
until his death. He was said to be naturally stern and 
unyielding. On 12 Feb., 1839, he awoke with God's 
peace in his heart and joined the Methodist Episcopal 
church and he and his wives were ever faithful members. 
He was second lieutenant, first lieutenant and finally 
captain of the Michigan territorial and state militia. 

His children are : — 
470.x. James, b. near Romeo, Mich., 12 June, 1828; 
d. there 25 June, 1830. 

471. Edwin, b. in Bruce, Mich., 8 June, 1830; m. 

Juliet Chamberlain, dau. of Piatt and Phebe 
[Parkhurst] Chamberlain. 

472. George F., b. in Bruce, Mich., 5 June, 1833; m. first 

time Sarah Ann Smith, dau. of Elisha and 
Mary [Tinsman] Smith; m. second time Elma 
Castle, dau. of B. T. Castle; m. third time 
Helen Fancher, dau. of Richard and Betsy 
[Smith] Fancher. 

473. Margaret Leslie, b. near Romeo, Mich., 21 May, 

1835; m. William H. Brabb, son of Isaac and 
Hannah [Hudson] Brabb. 

474. Mary Leonard, b. near Romeo, Mich., 2 May, 1839 i 

m. James M. Thorington, son of James and 
Sally [Brown] Thorington. 

475. Martha, b. near Romeo, Mich., 23 March, 1841 ; 

m. James Weed Thorington, son of Elijah and 
Lydia [Brown] Thorington. 

476. Maria Sophia, b. near Romeo, Mich., 5 March, 

1843; m. James Weed Thorington, son of 
Elijah and Lydia [Brown] Thorington. 

477. John Leonard, b. near Romeo, Mich., 4 Oct., 1844; 

m. Laura Elizabeth Spencer, dau. of Philander 
and Laura [Frisbie] Spencer. 
478.x. James Belcher, b. near Romeo, Mich., 8 Feb., 
1847; d. there 28 July, 1863. 

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219.* 6 Ezra Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 
John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 23 Oct., 1803; m. in Preston, Conn., 13 
Nov., i826,»Laura Geer, dau. of Jephthah and Olivet 
[Herrick] Geer. She was b. in Preston, New London 
county, Conn., 10 Nov., 1801, and d. in Claridon, Ohio, 
5 Oct., 1896. He d. in Twinsburg, Summit county, 
Ohio, 23 May, 1873. He was a hotel keeper and dairy 
farmer. 

Their children were : — 

479. Ezra Belcher, b. in Preston, Conn., 8 March, 1829; 

m. Marilla M. Clark, dau. of Alvira and Eleanor 
[Case] Clark. 

480. x. Thomas Leonard, b. in Preston, Conn., 6 July, 

1833 ; lives single and is an agent. 

220. 6 Olive Starkweather, ( 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 
^ohn/Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 14 Oct., 1805; m. in Preston, Conn., 11 Dec, 
1828, Jepthah Geer, son of Jepthah and Olivet [Herrick] 
Geer. He was b. in Preston, Conn., 13 Feb., 1804 and 
d. there 3 Dec, 1870. She d. in Windham, Conn., 24 
Oct., 1828. Jepthah Geerm. second time 19 May, 1839, 
Mary L. Kimball. 

Their children are : — 

I. Henry Belcher Geer, b. in Preston, Conn., 18 Feb., 

1836; m. in Conn., Jan., 1874, Mary Elizabeth 
Carey, dau. of Benajah and Mary [Becon] Carey. 
She was b. in Canterbury, Conn., April, 1840. 
They are farmers. No issue. 

II. Sidney Leonard Geer, D. D. S., b. in Windham, 

Conn., 16 Sept., 1838; m. in Norwich, Conn., 20 July, 
1865, Harriet Perry, dau. of John B. and Harriet 
[Herskell] Perry. She was b. in Norwich, Conn., 
30 June, 1843. He is a doctor of dental sur- 
gery in Norwich, Conn. No issue. 

221. 6 Elizabeth Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 John, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Amos and Jemima 
[Gates] [Brown] Starkweather, was b. in Norwich, Conn., 
1788; m. in Bethel, Vt., Luther Blodgett, son of Ben- 
jamin and Mary [Riddle] Blodgett. He d. in Tronton, 
Ohio. She d. in Oshkosh, Wis., 21 Dec, 1864. 

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Their children are : — 

I. Salmon Catton Blodgett, b. in Bethel, Vt., 10 Sept,. 

1813 ; m. there 18 May, 1846, Maria Elisabeth Rus- 
sell, dau. of T. P. and Martha [Catton] Russell. 
She was b. in Bethel, Vt., 29 Aug., 18 17. He was 
educated in Grammar School, Randolph, Vt., and 
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; Episcopal; I. O. 
of O. F. lodge. 
Issue: — 

1. George Russell Blodgett, b. 24 April, 1847; d. 
17 June, 1892. 

2. Martha Elisabeth Blodgett, b. 9 Sept., 1849; 
d. in infancy. 

II. Dudley Chase Blodgett, b. in Randolph, Vt. ; m. 

Mary P. Granger, dau. of Jonathan and Jennie 
[Peckam] Granger. She was b. in Randolph, Vt., 18 
Oct., 1823 ; d. in Oshkosh, Wis., 5 Nov., 1870. He 
was educated at the University of Vermont, Burling- 
ton, Vt., about 1836, was county judge in Winnebago 
county, Wis. Episcopal. He d. in Oshkosh, Wis., 
Dec, '1856. 
Issue : — 

1. Dudley E. Blodgett, b. 13 Sept., 1846; d. 31 
Aug., 1881. 

2. Walter B. Blodgett, b. 10 May, 1849; d. 2 
Sept., 1892. 

3. JohnG. Blodgett, b. 4 July, 1852, Oshkosh, Wis. 

4. George H. R. Blodgett, b. 18 Jan., 1856, 
Oshkosh, Wis. 

III. Olivea Chase Blodgett, b. in Randolph, Vt., 13 
Sept., 1811; m. there 4 July, 1833, Walter Carpen- 
ter, M. D., son of and Lydia [Bowker] Car- 
penter. He wasb. in Walpole, N. H., ; d. in 

Burlington, Vt., 7 Nov., 1892. She d. in Randolph, 
Vt., 22 Aug., 1 841. He was educated in Hanover, 
N. H. , at Dartmouth College. They were members 
of the Episcopalian church. 

Issue : — 

1. Walter B. Carpenter, b. in Randolph, Vt., 31 

Oct., 1836; m. . He was a sergeant in 

Co. , 9th Regt. of Vermont, and is a 

physician and surgeon of Burlington, Vt. 

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222' 6 John Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 John, 3 John, 
2 John, 'Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Nor- 
wich, Vt., 23 March, 1790; m. there 3 Dec, 1 8o9,"Cynthia 

Nichols, dau. of . She was b. in Northfield, 

Vt., in 1791; d. in Northfield, Vt., . He d. in 

Northfield, Vt., 1 Nov., 1841. They had no children. 

224. 6 Orra Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 John, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in North- 
field, Vt., 17 March, 1797; m. first time in Jeptha 

White, M. D. He d. in New York state. She was 
divorced and m. second time 20 Oct., 1822, Eleazer 
Nichols, son of Eleazer and Betsey [Goodwin] Nichols. 
He was b. in Putney, Vt., 2 Dec, 1793 ; d. in Northfield, 
Vt. , 1 5 March ,1887. She d. in Northfield, Vt. , 2 1 Aug. , 
1877 and had always lived there. 

Her children are : — 

I. George J. White, b. in Northfield, Vt., 24 Feb., 1818 ; 

d. there 23 Feb., 1843, unmarried. 

II. John Alonzo Starkweather White, b. in Northfield, 

Vt., 10 Feb., 1819; m. there 29 June, 1845, Mary 
Joanna Ainsworth, dau. of Albijence and Emily 

[Lyman] Ains worth. She was b.in ,20 March, 

1825; living in Melrose.Mass., in Oct., 1897. He d. 
in Louisville, Ky., 14 Jan., 1871. 

Issue '. 

1.' Lucy J. White, b. in Northfield, Vt., 29 April, 

1846; unmarried; living in Melrose, Mass. 
2 . John Starkweather White, b. in Northfield, Vt. , 
1 Oct., 1868; d. in Middlesey, Vt., 29 June, 
1869. 

III. Mary Ann Nichols, b. in Northfield, Vt., 5 July, 

1823; d. there 12 Jan., 1866, unmarried. 

IV. Orra Elizabeth Nichols, b. in Northfield, Vt., 10 
Nov., 1827; m. there 4 July, 1847, William Frank- 
lin McClure, son of Dr. John and Catherine[Hamlin- 
ton] McClure. He was b. in Chelsea, Vt., 10 Jan., 
1817; d. in Montpelier, Vt., 20 July, 1895. She 
lives in Montpelier, Vt. 

Issue '. — 

1. William Elliott McClure, b. 4 May, 1849; d - 28 

Jan., 1869. 

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2. George Franklin McClure, b. 13 April, 1851; 
d. 20 June, 1858. 

3. Mary Elizabeth McClure, b. 16 Dec., 1863. 

4. Frank Hamlinton McClure, b. 9 Jan., 1866; m. 
in Burlington, Vt., 3 May, 1893, Jeanie Christi- 
ana Walker, dau. of John and Helen [Straiton] 
Walker. She was b. in Glenham, N.Y. 

Issue: — 

a. Helen Orra McClure, b. in Montpelier, 
Vt., 15 Aug., 1894. 

5. John Elliott McClure, b. 5 June, 1871 ; d. 23 
July, 1887. 

V. Olive Chase Nichols, b. in Northfield, Vt., 13 Dec, 

1829; d. there 22 May, 1871, unmarried. 

VI. Dudley Chase Nichols, b. in Northfield, Vt., 27 Jan., 
1834; m. there 24 Nov., 1867, Ellen Maria Willey, 
dau. of Harvey Scott and Roxanna[French]Willey. 
She was b. in , 28 May, 1842. 

Issue: — 

1. Amy Beatrice Nichols, b. 25 Jan., 1869. 

2. George Harvey Nichols, b. 25 May, 1873. 

3. Daisy Ellen Nichols, b. 6 Nov., 1877. 

VII. Emma Lucy Nichols, b. in Northfield, Vt., 8 Jan., 
1841 ; m. there 8 March, 1862, Fred J. Willey, son 
of Harvey and Roxanna [French] Willey. He was b. 
in Irasbery, 1 1 April, 1838, and d. in Northfield, Vt., 
15 Aug., 1865. He was a private in Co. F of 1st 
Regt. of Vt. Vol. Inf. Enlisted 2 May, 1861 ; dis- 
charged 15 August, 1 86 1. She lived in Moretown, 
Vt., in 1898. 

Issue : — 

1. Frank J. Willey, b. in Northfield, Vt., 17 Sept., 
1864; m. first time 25 Dec, 1886 ; m. second time 
in Lynelonville, Vt., 3 Jan., 1896, Maggie A. 
McCulloun, dau. of John and Jane [Patterson] 
McCulloun. She was b. in Craftsbury, Vt., 2 
Sept., 1854. He belongs to the I. O. O. F., 
Red Men, and Lyndor Camp No. 75 of Lynelon- 
ville, Vt., where he was living in 1898. 
Issue: — 

a. Leon B. Willey, b. in West Burke, Vt., 2 
April, 1888. 

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225-* 6 Haynes Kingsley Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 
*Joel. 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), oldest son of Charles and 
Martha[Kingsley]Starkweather, was b. in Northampton, 
Mass., 3 May, 1788; m. in Wilbraham, Mass., 30 April, 
i8i8,*Almira Lucinda Merrick, dau. of Caleb or Chileab 
B. and Lucinda [Smith] Merrick. She was b. in Wilbra- 
ham, Mass., 5 June,i79i and d. in Northampton, Mass., 
5 Dec, 1862. He d. in Northampton, Mass., 26 June, 
1866. He was a farmer and member of the First Con- 
gregational church. He graduated from Amherst 
College, later studied theology in New York city, and 
was licensed to preach. He also taught school in Balti- 
more, Md. 

Their children are : — 

481. Charles Graves, b. in Northampton, Mass., 20 

March, 18 19; m. Sophia Merrick, dau. of 
Roderick Smith and Emily [Bliss] Merrick. 

482. x. Frederick Merrick, b. in Northampton, Mass., 

5 Sept., 1820; d. in , 13 March, 185 1. 

483. Haynes Kingsley, Jr., b. in Northampton, Mass., 12 

April, 1822 ; m. Martha Phelps, dau. of William 
and Maria [Forwood] Phelps. 

484. Roxanna, b. in Northampton, Mass., 10 May, 1824; 

m. William H. Nowell, son of Simon and Cla- 
rissa [Towne] Nowell. 

485. Alfred, b. in Northampton, Mass., 7 April, 1826; 

m. Fannie A. Loomis, dau. of Leonard and 
Clarissa [Bardwell] Loomis. 

486. x. Almira, b. in Northampton, Mass., 18 Sept., 

1828; d. in Northampton, Mass., 21 June, 1861. 

487. Elizabeth, b. in Northampton, Mass., 1 Jan., 1832 ; 

m. Aaron Breck, son of Aaron and Grace [East- 
man] Breck. 

226. 6 Mary Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Northampton, Mass., 30 Oct., 1789; m. there 24 Sept., 
1 8 12, Samuel Fisk Merrick, son of Samuel Fisk and 
Sarah [Maken] Merrick. He was b. in Wilbraham, 
Mass., 27 Nov., 1787 and d. there 13 April, 1855. She 
d. in Wilbraham, Mass., 24 Jan., 1863. They were 
members of the Congregational church. He was deputy 

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sheriff for a number of years. He received his educa- 
tion from the common schools. 
Their children are : — 

I. Samuel Fisk Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 8 

April, 1 8 14; d. there 12 April, 18 14. 

II. Martha Kingsley Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass. ; 

m. George L. Gale. He was b. in Lenox, Mass. 
and d. in California. She d. in Wilbraham, Mass.', 
5 May, 1865. 

III. Abbey M. Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 24 
June, 1 8 17; m. in Kalamazoo, Mich., Walter Clark, 
son of Dr. Billy Clark of Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Issue: — 

1. Charles W. Clark. 

2. Martha M. Clark. 

IV. Samuel F. Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 27 
Sept., 1819; m. in Fryeburg, Maine, Oct., 1852, 
Mary M. Weston, dau. of Edward and Jane [Web- 
ster] Weston. She was b. July, 1823; d. June, 
1880. He d. in Wilbraham, Mass., Aug., 1894. 

Issue: — 

1. Annie M. Merrick. 

V. Sarah M. Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 19 Nov., 

1821; m. in Paw Paw, Mich., 14 March, 1843, 
Edwin Mears, son of Nathan Mears. He was b. 
in 1812; d. 2 Aug., 1863. She d. in Silver Spring 
Park, Florida, 3 July, 1890. 
Issue : — 

1. William Mears. 

2. Charles E. Mears. 

VI. James Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 11 Dec, 
1823; m. in Saratoga, N. Y., 22 Sept., 1853, 
Eunice J. Libby, dau. of Parmenas and Fannie 
[Ward] Libby. 

Issue : — 

1. Charles S. Merrick. 

2. Fannie M. Merrick. 

3. James Harold Merrick. 

VII. Roxanna S. Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 16 
March, 1826; m. 6 Aug., 1852, Samuel Goodale. 

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Issue ; 

i. Clarence M. Goodale. 
2. Josephine Goodale. 
VIII. Charles S. Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 26 

Nov., 1828; d. there 29 Dec, 1844. 
IX Mary Tane Merrick, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 4 Aug., 
' 1831; m. John R. Baker. Shed, in Newark, N.J. , 

6 Dec, 1859. 
Issue : — 

1. Mary A. Baker. 

2. John Baker. 

3. Mary Jennie Baker. 

4. John M. Baker. 

227 6 Martha Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, *Joel, 
3 Tohn, nohn, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Northampton, Mass., 17 Feb., 1791} m. there 29 
March, 1826, Chauncy Clark, son of Isaac Clark tie 

was b. in Northampton, Mass., ; d. there 28 April, 

i86q She d. in Northampton, Mass., 23 Sept., 1869. 
They were members of the First Congregational church. 
He held a position in the Customs House in Boston 
under George Bancroft in 1849, which he gave up and 
went to Northampton to live. No children. 

228 6 Jane Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 4 Joel, John, 
2 Tohn, ^Robert), sister of the preceding was b. m 
Northampton, Mass., 4 Jan., 1794; m. there 9 Feb., 
18 is Dr. Rodney Starkweather, son of Robert and 
Sallie [Eager] Starkweather. The rest will be found 
with Rodney Starkweather. 

229 6 Sarah Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 
3 Tohn, 2 Tohn, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Northampton, Mass., 12 Nov., 1796; m. there 22 
Ausr 1817, Rev. James Sanford, son of Joseph and 
Eleanor [Macomber] Sanford. Joseph Sanford left the 
■» d " out of his name, as did his son, Rev. James San- 
ford, who was b. in Berkely, Mass., 7 May 1786 and d. in 
Ware, Mass., 22 Aug., 1865. He preached in the Con- 
gregational church after having graduated from Brown s 
University. She d. in Ware, Mass., 5 June, 1869. 

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Their children are : — 

I. Eleanor Jane Sanford, b. in Antwerp, N. Y., 26 July, 

1819; d. unmarried in Northampton, Mass., 24 
Sept., i860. 

II. Addison Sanford, b. in Antwerp, N. Y., 3 April, 

1 821; m. Elizabeth L. Goodsell, dau. of Capt. 
Major and Rebecca [LeForge] Goodsell. She was 
b. in Springfield, Mass., 18 May, 1822. He d. in 
Ware, Mass., 25 March, 1879. 
Issue: — 

1. Sarah Rebecca Sanford, b. 16 June, 1852; d. 
19 Aug., 1852. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Sanford, b. 9 Oct., 1854. 

3. James Goodsell Sanford, b. 10 Nov., 1855; d. 
13 Oct., i860. 

4. Joseph Addison Sanford, b. 6 Sept., 1857; m. 
Marcia Lawton, in 1878. They had four chil- 
dren ; all d. except Joseph Addison Sanford, Jr. 

5. Martha Clark Sanford, b. 8 Feb., i860; m. Ed- 
ward B. Barney in 1884. 

Issue : — 

a. Bessie Goodsell Barney. 

b. Marian Barney. 

c. Edward Barney. 

d. Sanford Barney. 

e. Giles LeForge Barney. 

6. Jane Goodsell Sanford, b. 5 March, 1865 ; d. 7 
Aug., 1885. 

III. Joseph William Sanford, b. in Wentwerp, N. Y., 
April, 1825 ; m. in Ware, Mass., Katherine Graham, 
dau. of Joseph Graham. She was b. in Dublin, 
Ireland. He d. in Ware, Mass., 6 Aug., 1882. 

230.* 6 Miner Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest son of Richard andMerab 
[Corning] Starkweather, was b. in Mansfield, Conn., 
5 June, 1790; m. in Mansfield, Conn., 4 Oct., 1813, 
4 Almina Crosman, dau. of Ephraim and Celia [Carver] 
Crosman. She was b. in Mansfield, Conn., 6 Jan., 1792 

and d. in South Coventry, Conn., . He d. in 

Mansfield, Conn., 13 Dec, 18 19. They were members 
of the M. E. church. Administration was granted her 

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on his estate, 27 Dec., 18 19, in conjunction with Origen 
Bennett (all of Mansfield, Conn.) His inventory was 
taken n Jan., 1820, amounting to $509.47. 

Their children are : — 
489. x. Charles Austin, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 15 Dec, 

1814. 
490.x. Shepherd, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 23 March, 18 17; 
d. there 12 Aug., 1818. 

491. x. Jerusha Alminor, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 26 Jan., 

1820. 

231. %6 Lemuel Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Mansfield, Conn., 31 Oct., 1791 ; m. there 24 March, 
i8i3,»Almira Eldridge, dau. of Elisha Eldridge. She 

was b. in Walpole, N. H. ; d. there 28 March, 

1866. He d. in Walpole, N. H., in 1844. Lemuel Stark- 
weather was one of those who formed a manufacturing 
company at Chestnut Hill in Killingly, Conn., taking 
advantage of the fall of the Whitestone Brook. He 
went to Walpole, N. H. in 1815 and they first went to 
housekeeping on the old Carlisle place, but later he pur- 
chased a farm where he died. He was considered a 
famous school teacher for winter district schools as he 
could control the bad boys. He was considered by his 
townsmen a man of good practical judgment and was 
chosen several times one of the selectmen of the town. 
He was also honored by a seat in the State Legislature. 

Their children are : — 

492 . x. Lucian E. , b. in , 26 Oct. ,1813; d. in Mans- 

field, Conn., young. 

493. George Freeman, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 7 July, 

1 8 1 5 ; m. Pamelia Smith Carpenter, dau. of Dr. 
Eber G. and Judith [Green] Carpenter. 

494. Edna A., b. ,20 July, 1817; m. George W. 

Marsh, son of . 

495. Ashley Gurley, b. in Walpole, N. H., 18 Aug., 18 19; 

m. Angeline Crawford, dau. of Joseph and Mary 
[Whitney] Crawford. 

496. Persis Marrilla, b. in Walpole, N. H., 26 Dec, 1 821 ; 

m. William P. Haskell, son of Caleb and Judith 
[Collins] Haskell. 

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497.x. Almira A., b. in Walpole, N. H., 29 March, 1824; 

m. Mr. Pulling. She d. in Boston, Mass. No 

children. 
498. x. Sophronia Eliza, b. in Walpole, N. H., 21 May, 

1826 ; m. Silas Hill. She d. in Walpole, N. H. 
499.x. Charles Omara, b. in Walpole, N. H., 10 May, 

1828. 

500. Henry A., b. in Walpole, N. H., 10 July, 1830; m. 

Matilda S. Wellman, dau. of Jacob and Sophia 
[Miner] Wellman. 

501. x. Martin Summers, b. in Walpole, N. H., 5 Feb., 

1833 ; m. Augusta Holmon, 27 June, 1856. 

502. x. Otis L., b. in Walpole, N. H., 27 April, 1835; 

m. Harriett F. Kingsbury, 6 March, 1856. 

503. Leonard Bisco, b. in Walpole, N. H., n Oct., 1838 ; 

m. Mary Imogene Pierce, dau. of Royal and 
Mary [Clark] Pierce. 

504. William H., b. in Walpole, N. H., 9 May, 1841 ; m. 

Addie Jones, dau. of . 

232. 6 Huldah Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 21 July, 1793; married there David 
King and d. there June, 18 19. He was in the war of 
1812. 

Their children are : — 
I. Richard King, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 6 June, 1817; 
m. first time in Killingly, Conn., 16 Oct., 1839, Celia 
A. Spalding, dau. of Ezekiel and Celia [Dexter] 
Spalding. She was b. in Killingly, Conn., 9 Aug., 
1820; d. in Brooklyn, 10 Aug., 1854. He m. second 
time in Killingly, Conn., 8 April, 1855, Sarah A. 
Davison. She was b. in Killingly, Conn., 10 June, 
1822. He was educated in Mansfield, Conn., and is 
by trade a silversmith. After thirty-three years he 
gave it up and became a horticulturalist and gar- 
dener. He is a Second Adventist ; the family are 
Congregationalists. 
Issue : — 

1. Charles D. King, b. 5 Nov., 1840. 

2. Ann E. King, b. 29 Nov., 1842; d. 7 Sept., 
1864. 

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3. Jane S. King, b. 27 Jan., 1846. 

4. Julius C. King, b. 2 June, 1848. 

All born in Brooklyn, Windham county, Conn. 
II. Sarah Jane King, b. in Mansfield, Conn. ; d. there 
in infancy. 

234* "Richard Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, 4 Joel 
*John, 2 John, ^Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Mansfield, Conn., 18 Dec, 1796; m. there 12 Oct., 
i8i8,»Sally C. Crosman, dau. of Ephraim and Celia [Car- 
ver] Crosman. She was b . in Mansfield, Conn. , 1 5 Dec. , 
I79 8 and d. in Coventry, Conn., 11 March, 1885. He d! 
in Alstead, N. H., 3 Oct., 1848. He was a soldier and 
farmer. Moved on a farm near Walpole, N. H. , in 1 82 1 , 
where he was known as a fine singer, and they were 
members of the M. E. church. 

Their children are : — 

505. Ephraim Crosman, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 18 Nov., 

1 8 19; m. Catherine Russell, dau. of Amos and 
Betsey [Pierce] Russell. 

506. x. Celia C, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 9 Nov., 1821 ; 

m. Henry Amerige. She d. in Maiden, Mass.! 
3 Feb., 1850. No children that lived. 

507. Adaline, b. in Walpole, N. H., 22 Nov., 1823; m. 

Moses Fisher, son of Moses and Mary [Hixon] 
Fisher. 

508. Archibald, b. in Walpole. N. H., 28 Oct., 1825 ; m. 

Abigail Olivia Taylor, dau. of Eber and Mary 
[Gardner] Taylor. 

509. Josiah Flint, b. in Walpole, N. H., 20 Nov., 1827; 

m. Jane Wyman, dau. of Samuel E. and Jane 
T. [Kinsman] Wyman. 

510. Sarah, b. in Walpole, N. H., 5 July, 1830; m. Lem- 

uel W. Spear, son of Lemuel and Valerie [Wat- 
son] Spear. 

511. x. Mary Jane, b. in Walpole, N. H., Jan., 1833; d. 

unmarried in Maiden, Mass., 5 Jan., 1853. 

512. Phebe Austa, b. in Walpole, N. H., Sept., 1835; m. 

Thomas Grant Swift, M. D. 

513. x. Julia Ann, b. in Walpole, N. H., Dec, 1837; d. 

unmarried, in Walpole, N. H., 10 Aug., 1852. 

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514. x. Harriet Isabella, b. in Walpole, N. H., 13 April, 

1842; m. first time Clinton Hatch; m. second 
time Walter Abbie. She d. in Andover, Conn., 
10 Dec, 1893. 

235. * 6 Archibald Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 
3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Mansfield, Conn., 22 Oct., 1798; m. in Walpole, 
N. H. » Percy. Eldrige, dau. of Elisha Eldrige. She was 
b. in Walpole, N. H. and d. there. He d. in Walpole, 
N. H., 3 April, 1835. 

Their children are: — 

515. x. Horatio Nelson. 

516. x. Helen Augusta, who d. unmarried. 

23b.' 6 James Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, *Joel, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. 
in Mansfield, Conn., 12 June, 1800; m. in Coventry, 
Conn.,»Sally Mowry. He d. in Warren, 111., 21 April, 

1857. 
Their children are : — 

517. x. James. 

518. x. Elizabeth, said to have m. Henry Huntington, 

son of Dwight and Lucretia [Starkweather] 
Huntington. The rest to be found under 
Henry Huntington. 

237. 6 Lucretia Starkweather, ( 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 
3 John, 2 John, ] Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 22 Sept., 1802; m. there 27 Nov., 
1823, Dwight Huntington, son of Jonas and Rhoda 
[Baldwin] Huntington. He was b. in Mansfield, Conn., 
15 May, 1801. 

Their children are : — 

I. John Huntington, b. 3 July, 1825 ; lived unmarried in 

Mansfield, Conn., in 1862. 

II. Henry Huntington, b. 6 Aug., 1827; m. first time 

in 1854, Jane Cadmus, who d. Dec, 1861 ; m. second 
time (518) Lizzie Starkweather, dau. of James and 
Sally [Mowry] Starkweather. They lived in Mans- 
fied Depot, Conn. 

III. Cornelia Huntington, b. 13 July, 1829; lived un- 
married in Mansfield, Conn., in 1862. 

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IV. Andrew Jackson Huntington, b. 22 June, 183 1; m. 
20 March, 1856, Eliza Gerrish. They lived in Hart- 
ford, Conn., in 1862. 

V. Loisa Huntington, b. 23 May, 1833 ; lived unmarried 

in 1862. 

VI. Lucretia Huntington, b. 23 March, 1839. 
All were born in Mansfield, Conn. 

238. ' 6 Joseph Starkweather, ( 5 James, ^Robert, 
3 John, 2 John, a Robert), only son of James and Prudence 
[Avery] Starkweather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 18 Jan., 
1782; m. in Worthington, Mass., 29 Jan., i8o5,*01ive 
Leonard, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth [Marsh] 
Leonard. She was b. in Worthington, Mass., 24 Sept., 
1781; d. there 19 Oct., 1857. He d. in Worthington, 
Mass., 3 Nov., 1862. He was educated in Worthington, 
Mass., and was a soldier in the war of 18 12, being 
ordered to Boston to do garrison duty. He was by 
trade and occupation a mechanic and farmer. They 
were members of the First Congregational church. 

Their children are : — 

519. x. Rebecca, b. in Worthington, Mass., 2 Aug., 1806; 

d. there 23 Oct., 1827, unmarried. 

520. William, b. in Worthington, Mass., 22 Oct., 181 1 ; 

m. Mary Brown, dau. of Alfred and Paulina 
[Spaulding] Brown. 

521. x. James, b. in Worthington, Mass., 4 Nov., 1813; 

d. there 7 Jan., 1837, unmarried. 

522. x. Ezra, b. in Worthington, Mass., 16 June, 1816; 

d. there 1 July, 1836, unmarried. 

239. 6 Rodney Starkweather, ( 5 Robert, 4 Robert, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Robert and Sallie 
[Eager] Starkweather, was b. in Worthington, Mass., 8 
Feb., 1788; m. in Northampton, Mass., 9 Feb., 1815, 

« Jane Starkweather, dau. of Charles and Martha [Kings- 
ley] Starkweather. She was b. in Northampton, Mass., 
4 Jan., 1794; d. in Waterville, Ohio, 23 Oct., 1869. He 
d. in Waterville, Ohio, 9 April, 1872. He was a physi- 
cian and surgeon and lived in Worthington until 18 15 ; 
then Fabius, N. Y. until July, 1820; then Chesterfield, 
Mass., until 1853 ; then they moved to Waterville, Ohio, 

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where they died. They were members of the "Old 
Church," Congregational, in Northampton, Mass. 
Their children are: — 

523. Charles Robert, b. in Fabius, N. Y., 8 May, 1816; 

m. Mary H. Eager, dau. of Nathaniel and Sybil 
[Huntington] Eager. 

524. Julia, b. in Fabius, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1820; m. Rev. 

Royal Reed. 

525. Jane,b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 10 May, 1824; m. 

Rev. P. C. Baldwin, son of Henry and 

[Woolfe] Baldwin. 

526. Henry, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 29 Aug., 1826; m. 

first time Mary E. Woodbury, dau. of Rev. Ben- 
jamin Woodbury ; m. second time Mary Wood, 
dau. of Major Henry Wood. 

527. Martha, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 8 April, 1830; m. 

Augustus Sabin Chase, son of Seth and Eliza 
Hempstead [Dodge] Chase. 

241. 6 Laura Starkweather, ( 5 Robert, 4 Robert, 
3 John," 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Chesterfield, Mass., 12 April, 1792 ; m. there 15 June, 
18 1 5, Oliver Edwards, son of Oliver and Rachel [Par- 
sons] Edwards. He was b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 
1 Dec, 1790; d. there 24 Feb., 1874. She d. in 
Chesterfield, 16 Sept., 1869. Unitarians. 

Their children are : — 
I. Sarah Starkweather Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 
16 June, 1816; m. there 13 Dec, 1842, John Hugh 
Wilson, son of Robert and Nicholas [Pringle] Wil- 
son. He was b. in Edinburgh, Scotland, 12 Sept., 
1816; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., 9 March, 1895. She 
d. in Philadelphia, Pa., 17 Jan., 1880. He was a 
druggist and manufacturer. At one time he be- 
longed to the I. O. O. F. lodge, later American Le- 
gion of Honor. Unitarians. 
Issue: — 

1. Aleson Helen Wilson, b. 10 June, 1844. 

2. Laura Edwards Wilson, b. 23 April, 1847. 

3. Annie Kirkwood Wilson, b. 26 May, 1848. 

4. Sarah Wilson, b. 28 March, 185 1 ; d. 15 Aug., 
185 1. 

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5. Robert Wilson, b. 19 Nov., 1849; d. 22 Nov., 
1849. 

6. Sarah Starkweather Wilson, b. 6 May, 1852. 

7. Mary EdwardsWilson, b. 13 April, 1855 ; d. 27 
Dec., 1855. 

All born in Northampton, Mass. 

II. Franklin Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 30 

March, 18 19; d. in Northampton, Mass., 23 March, 
1841. 

III. Oscar Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 6 June, 
182 1. 

IV. Olive Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 26 Aug., 
1823; d. there 9 May, 1892. 

V. Alonzo Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 5 Sept., 

1825; d. there 19 Jan., 1827. 

VI. Laura Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 22 Nov., 
1827; m. there 1 Oct., 1857, Jennicon Eager, son 
of Nathaniel and Sibyl [Huntington] Eager. He 
was b. in Worthington, Mass., 13 Dec, 18 15 ; d. in 
New York city, 8 May, 1871. 

Their children are : — 

1. Laura Eager, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug., 
1858; d. in New York city, Feb., 1859. 

2. Jennison Eager, b. in New York city, 24 Feb., 
i860; d. in Atlantic City, N. J., 8 Dec, 1897. 

3. Louise Eager, b. near Bergen Point, 13 Dec, 
1861. 

4. Oliver Edwards Eager, b. near Bergen Point, 
15 July, 1863. 

5. Nathaniel Eager, b. in New York city, 9 
March, 1867; d. there 23 March, 1869. 

VII. Eliza Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 11 Nov., 
1829; m. there 1 Oct., 185 1, William Gordrick Ful- 
ton, son of John and Clarissa [Daniels] Fulton. He 
was b. in Hartford, Conn., 31 Aug., 18 19. Baptist. 

Issue: — 

1. William Edwards Fulton, b. in Brooklyn, N.Y., 

8 Aug., 1852. 
3. Lillian Melton Fulton, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 

21 April, 1862. 

VIII. Ellen A. Edwards, b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 24 
June, 1833. 

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24"4. fc 6 James Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, ^Robert, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Charles and 
Deborah [Brown] Starkweather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 
9 May, 1787; m. in Boston, Mass., 25 Dec., 1810, Mary 
G. Blaney. He d. in Sacket Harbor, 23 Jan., 1821. 

2-4.5.* 6 Kodman Starkweather, M. D., ( 5 Charles, 
4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Preston, Conn., 7 Feb. ,1789; m.in Rome, N.Y., 
Aug., i82i»Martha Baldwin Brown, dau. of Humphrey 
Brown. She was b. about 1799; d. in N. Y. city, 16 
April, 1 88 1, aged 82 years. He d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 22 
March, 1858. He graduated as a physician and surgeon 
and practiced all his life at his profession. He accum- 
ulated considerable wealth. 

Their children are : — 
528. x. Gertrude, b. and d. young. 

529.x. Lyra Jeannett, b. in ,21 Nov., 1823, is un- 
married and lives in New York city. 

530. x. Martha, b. ; d. when four years old. 

531. x. Henry Brown, b. Niagara, Canada, 4 Jan., 1829; 

d. 14 May, 1832. 

532. x. A girl, , b. Niagara, Canada, 4 Jan., 1829; 

d. young. 

533.x. Henry Brown, b. ,3 Oct., 1833; m. Martha 

Starkey and d. 3 Aug., 1870 when 37 years old. 
Their daughter, Elizabeth Hammond, married 
Seamore Knowlton and lives in Watertown, 
Jefferson county, N. Y. 

2-46. 6 Mary Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 
3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 28 Dec, 1790; m. Oct., i8i2,Rev. Eber 
L. Clarke. She d. in Winchester, Mass., 25 Jan., 1832. 
He d. March, 1857. 

Their children are : — 

I. Helen Clarke. 

II. Julius Lawrens Clarke. 

III. Maria Clarke. 

2-47. 6 Nancy Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Worthington, Mass., 13 March, 1793 ; m. there 14 Nov., 

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1822, Rensloe Daniels, son of Dan and Zeremiah [Herrick] 
Daniels. He was b. in Worthington, Mass., 24 Aug., 
1793 ; d. in Springfield, Mass., 17 Feb., 1882. She d. in 
East Hampton, Mass., 15 Aug., 1878. 
Their children are: — 

I. Frances Daniels, b. in Worthington, Mass., 24 June, 

1824. 

II. Edward Daniels, b. in Worthington, Mass., 6 April, 

1829; d. in Oakland, Calif., 28 Aug., 1865. 

III. Henry Ellsworth Daniels, b. in Worthington,Mass., 
29 July, 1830; d. in Washington, D. C, 15 Nov , 
1866. 

These children were all married, and a Mary 
Daniels (a daughter of one of the sons) was for 
many years a missionary to Japan, where she taught 
in the boys' school. This family is a very interest- 
ing one but I have been unable to get any informa- 
tion for publication. 

249. 6 Deborah Brown Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 
'Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Worthington, Mass., 2 Nov., 179 6 ; m - there 
Nov., 1 82 1, Daniel Henshaw, Esq., son of Col. William 
and Phebe [Swan] Henshaw. He was b. in Leicester, 
Mass., 9 May, 1782; d. in Boston, Mass., 9 July, 1863. 
She d. in Boston, Mass., 6 July, 185 1. Daniel Henshaw 
graduated from Harvard College in class of 1806 ; he then 
read law with Hon. Nathaniel Paine of Worcester. He 
practiced law in Winchendon, Mass., from 1809 until 
1830. He joined the First Congregational church in 
Winchendon in 1815. He edited the Massachusetts Yeo- 
man, a newspaper printed in Worcester from July, 1830 
to 1 83 1. He then took charge of the Boston Christian 
Herald; the next year he edited the Lynn Record and 
continued thereuntil Feb., 1842; he then resumed the 
practice of law. 

Their children are: — 

I. Frances Ellen Henshaw, b. in Winchenden, Mass., 

25 July, 1824; m. her deceased sister's husband, 
Thomas Kingsbury. 

II. Daniel Horatio Henshaw, b. in Winchendon, Mass., 

25 Sept., 1827. 

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III. Marian Henshaw, b. in Boston, Mass., 13 June, 1833; 
m. there, Thomas Kingsbury. She d. in Boston, 
Mass., 25 May, 1865. 

251. * 6 John Starkweather, ( 5 Charles,*Robert, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), son of Charles and Deborah [Brown] 
Starkweather, was b. in Worthington, Mass., 27 Oct., 
1800; m. inMiddletown,Conn.,3 June, 1830, Mercy[Hub- 
bard] Hall, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Sarah [Brooks] 
Hubbard. She was b. in Middletown, Conn., 22 Nov., 
1800; d. in New Haven, Conn., 12 Feb., 1887. He d. in 
Hamden, Conn., 5 Dec., 1865. Rev. John Starkweather 
graduated from Yale College in 1825 and from Andover 
Theological Seminary, later. He was pastor of the 
Congregational church in Bristol, R. I., from 31 Dec, 
183 1 to 27 Oct., 1836, and he was " stated supply from 
April, 1 839, to April, 1840," of the Congregational church 
in Orange (originally called New Milford) organized 
13 March, 1805, and he was their fifth pastor. • He 
preached in Boston, Mass., and conducted religious 
meetings in Marlboro chapel of that city, with Rev. 
Charles G. Finney of Oberlin, (the noted evangelist). 
He also preached in Buffalo and Binghamton, N. Y. 
After 1847 he is supposed to have lived in retirement and 
quiet in New Haven, Conn., and vicinity. 

Their children are : — 

534. John Henry, b. in Bristol, R. I., 17 June, 1832; m. 

Hannah Elizabeth Butcher, dau. of Samuel C. 
Ward and Ruth Elizabeth [Gridley] Butcher. 

535. Sarah Jane, b. in Bristol, R. I., 1 Jan., 1845; m - 

William Churchill, son of William and Mary 
Wynik [Haden] Churchill. 

252. • 6 Nathaniel Brockway Starkweather, 
( 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Worthington, Mass., 16 Aug., 1802; 
m. first time in Brookfield, Mass., in 1 827, *Lucia Crosby, 
dau. of Amos and Mary [Green] Crosby. She was b. in 
Brookfield, Mass., 18 Jan., 1808; d. in Kalamazoo, 
Mich., 7 June, 1845. He m. second time in New York 
city, 12 May, i853,*Mary Goodridge, dau. of Samuel and 
Sarah [Marsh] Goodridge. She was b. in Matanzas, 

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NATHANIEL B. STARKWEATHER 
Horn 16 August, 1802 




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Cuba, 4 Feb., 1829; d. in New York city, 1 June, 1894. 

He d. in Turners, N. Y., 26 Jan., 1891. 
His children are: — 

536.x. Sarah Crosby, b. in Worthington, Mass., May, 
1828 ; d. in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1844, unmar- 
ried. 

537.x. Edgar, b. in Worthington, Mass., Dec, 1829; d. 
there in 1830, aged three months. 

538.x. Edwin, b. in Worthington, Mass., Dec, 1829; d. 
there in 1830, aged nine months. 

539. x. Oliver Crosby, b. in Worthington, Mass., in 1833 ; 

m. in Orange, N. J., in Nov., 1883, Belle Van- 
derhofL He d. in Turners, N. Y., April, 1889. 
She was b. in New York city in 1858; d. in 
Monroe, N. Y., in 1892. No issue. 

540. x. Mary Eliza, b. in Worthington, Mass., 1835 ; d. 

there the same year. 

541. Lucretia Pope, b. in Paw Paw, Mich., 14 Jan., 1838 ; 

m. Morris Lycortas Holton, son of Luther and 
Marcia [Mixer] Holton. 

542. Julia Crosby, b. in Grand Prairie, Mich., 14 Jan., 

1842; m. Rev. Obadiah M. Johnson, son of 
Nathaniel and Rhoda [Meeker] Johnson. 

543. x. Edgar, b. in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1843 ; married, 

and was a soldier in the Civil War. The last 
that is known of him he was in the soldiers' 
home in Milwaukee. 

544. Mary, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 12 March, 1854; m. 

William Bertholf, son of John Henry and 
[ ] Bertholf. 

545. x. Lucia Crosby, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan., 1856; 

d. there Sept., 1858. 

546. Alfred Linley, b. in New York city, 3 July, 1858; 

m. Gertrude Barns, dau. of Gordon Bailey and 
Esther Ann [Tate] Barns. 

547. Harry Cannon, b. in Greenwood Lake, N. Y.,20 

Nov., i860; m. Mrs. Emily L. [Huntington] 

, dau. of Dr. Winslow Tracy and Julia 

[Swift] Huntington. 

548. Louis Pomeroy, b. in New York city, 13 Nov. 

1862 ; m. Jeannette Nash. 

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253. 6 Jane Ermina Starkweather, ( 5 Charles, 
4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Worthington, Mass., 25 April, 1805 ; m. there 
25 Oct., 1829, 6 John Goodwin Locke, son of *Hon. John 
and Hannah [Goodwin] Locke. He was b. in Ashby, 
Mass., 1 Oct., 1803. She d. in Ashburnham, Mass., 8 
March, 1859. They resided in Lowell from 1833 till 1839 
and subsequently in Boston. Her first published com- 
positions were poems, which appeared in the Ladies 
American Magazine about 1830. She wrote for papers 
in England in 1842, and was long a contributor to news- 
papers and periodicals, and the author of a volume of 
" Poems " in 1842 ; " Rachel or the Little Mourner," a 
book for children, in 1844 and the second edition was 
printed the same year; "Boston," a poem, in 1846; 
11 The Recalled or Voices of the Past " in 1855, an ^ a 
• ' Eulogy on the Death of Webster " in rhymes, in 1855. 
A well known popular critic says, "Mrs. Locke's writings 
partake more of improvisation than those of any other 
American female writer." Vol. 13, 1859, New England 
History and Genealogy Register says, " Mrs. Locke's 
writings are characterized by great vigor of expression, 
analytical, subtle, and inventive, in a high degree. She 
was a keen observer in the progress of opinions in our 
country and generous in her appreciation of others." 
John Goodwin Locke was educated for a merchant, but 
his health failing, he was obliged to relinquish it and for 
many years he was an invalid. In 1826, he went to Car- 
acas, Venezuela, as an agent for a mercantile house of 
New York city, but the climate was unpropitious, con- 
trary to his expectations, so he returned the same year, 
and soon entered the law office of his father in Ashby 
and began reading law, and for several years took charge 
of his father's business, while the latter was absent in 
Congress. After passing nearly two years in Buffalo, 
N. Y., he settled in Lowell, Aug., 1833, and for six years 
was a clerk in a large manufactory. In 1839 ne was 
elected to the common council; in April, 1840, he was 
chosen auditor of accounts, and in Sept. of the same 
year, clerk of the council, to both of which offices he 

*NOTE — 5Hon. John Locke, 4Jonathan, 3James, 2James, iDea William. 

I 7 8 




Born 25 April, 1805 
Daughter of (5) Charles Starkweather, (4) Robert, (3) John, (2)John (1) Robert 



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was re-lected nine consecutive years, and in 1849 ne re_ 
ceived an appointment in the Boston Custom house. 
He was appointed justice of the peace of the county of 
Middlesex in 1842 and for the county of Suffolk in 1852. 
He wrote the Locke Genealogy. 
Their children are: — 

I. John Locke, b. in Buffalo, N. Y., 23 Sept., 183 1. 

II. Charles Starkweather Locke, b. in Worthington, 

Mass., 16 April, 1833; d. in Boston, Mass., 2 Aug., 
1842. 

III. Jane Ermina Locke, b. in Lowell, Mass., 11 April, 
1837; d. there 26 Feb., 1838. 

IV. Jane Ermina Locke, b. in Lowell, Mass., 17 May, 
1840. 

V. Mary Haven Locke, b. in , 22 June, 1843. 

VI. Grace LeBaron Locke, b. in , 22 June, 1845. 

VII. Francis Goodwin Locke, b. in , 21 July, 

1846; d. there 27 May, 1848. 

254'. 6 John Starkweather, M. D., ( 5 liver, 
4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Oliver 
and Mariam [Clay] Starkweather, was b. in Pawtucket, 

R. I., then apart of Rehoboth, Mass., ; m. there 

14 March, 1809, »01ive Carpenter. He d. in Upton, 
Worcester county, Mass., in 1858. He graduated from 
Brown's University in class of 1805. He then studied 
medicine and became a physician and surgeon and prac- 
ticed in Upton, Mass. 

Their children are : — 

549. x. Mariam, b. ; m. Fisher. 

550. x. Catherine, b. . 

551. x. Chloe, b. ; m. Harvey LeSure. 

552.x. Sarah, b. ; m. E. B. Stoddard. 

553.x. John, b. ; d. in Upton, Mass., at the age 

of 22 years. 

25.5. 6 Sarah Starkweather, ( 5 01iver, 4 Ephraim, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Pawtucket, R. I., 20 Aug., 1788; m. in Providence, R. I., 
22 July, 1 8 10, William Allen, at the First Baptist 
church by Rev. Stephen Gano. He was b. in Ports- 
mouth, R. I., 20 April, 1787; d. in Pawtucket, R. I., 16 

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Nov., 1853. She d. in Pawtucket, R. L, 5 Jan., 1819. 
He was town treasurer of Pawtucket, R.I., in 1828 and 
1829. 

Their children are: — 

I. William Cowper Allen, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., April, 

1812; d. there Sept., 1888, unmarried. 

II. Oliver Starkweather Allen, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 

June, 181 5 ; m. , 5 Oct., 1837, Sarah Blanding 

Reckard. She was b. in ; d. in , 5 

Oct., 1858. He d. in , April, 1864. 

Issue : — 

1 . Sarah Starkweather Allen, b. in , 1 3 Oct. , 

1840; m. [ ] Luther. 

2. Frank Oliver Starkweather Allen, b. in , 

8 Oct., 1850. 

257. ^ 6 James Clay Starkweather , ( 5 1 i v e r , 
*Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Pawtucket, R. I., then a part of Rehoboth, 
Bristol county, Mass., 4 July, 1798; m. there 'Almira 
Chapin Underwood, dau. of Joseph and Sylvester [Cha- 

pin] Underwood. She was b. in , in 1803; d. in 

Pawtucket, R. I., 30 Jan., 1862. He d. in Pawtucket, 
26 July, 1856. He graduated from Brown's University 
in the class of 18 — , was engaged in the manufacture of 
cotton goods for many years. In 1828 he was elected 
town clerk of Pawtucket, and the same year he was 
chosen a member of the legislature and was re-elected 
in 1829 and 1830. In 1836 he was elected to the state 
senate and was re-elected in 1837 and 1838. Like his 
father and grandfather, he was for three years a mem- 
ber of the executive council of Massachusetts, 1845-46- 
47. They were members of the Congregational church. 

Their children are : — 

554. Ellen, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., Feb., 1821 ; m. Rich- 

ard T. Lyon, son of Thomas and Jane [Smyth] 
Lyon. 

555. James Oliver, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 25 July, 1822; 

m. Abby Mayberry Mclntire, dau. of Joseph 
and Ann [Mayberry] Mclntire. 

556. x. Almira Underwood, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 26 

Jan., 1826; d. there 26 June, 1829. 

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557. Mary, b. in Pawtucket, R. L, 27 March, 1828; m. 

James Horswell, son of John and Mary C. 
[Lloyd] Horswell. 

558. x. Almira, b. in Pawtucket, R. L, about 1830; m. 

there about 1852, John Doane, son of John 
Doane of Orleans, (Cape Cod), Mass. They 
went to Charleston, Mass., soon after they were 
married, where shed, about 1854. He d. a few 
years later, about 1858. They are both buried 
in Orleans, Mass. No children. 

559 Frances C. , b. in Pawtucket, R. I. , 1 7 March, about 
1833 ; m. Edward F. Miller, son of Edward and 
Louisa [Hitchcock] Miller. 

560. x. Julia Judd, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., Oct., 1834; d. 
there 25 June, 1835. 

25S.» "Samuel Starkweather, ( 5 01iver, 4 Ephraim, 
3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, b. in Paw- 
tucket, R. I., 27 Dec, 1799; m - in Cleveland, Ohio, 25 

June, 1 828, %Julia Judd, dau. of Bela and Rachel [ J 

Judd She was b. in New Britain, Conn., 10 March, 18 10; 
d. in Cleveland.Ohio, 22 April, 1894. He d. in Cleveland, 
Ohio, 5 July, 1876. He graduated from Brown's Uni- 
versity in class of 1822 and taught there in 1823 and 4. 
He then began the study of law in Litchfield, Conn., and 
later studied in New York city. He moved to Cleve- 
land, Ohio, and practiced law there till he died. He was 
collector of the ports of Cleveland and built there a 
lighthouse of which he was superintendent in 1831. 
The U. S. treasury paid him $4997-°° on the lighthouse 
and $1 1 1.30 for expenditures for it. The land cost $1000. 
He built a lighthouse on Turtle Island, Lake Erie, Point 
Clinton, Ohio, in 1832, for which the government paid 
him $1068.43. They also paid him in 1831, for the sup- 
port and maintenance of lighthouses, floating lights, 
beacons, buoys and stakeages. He built or established 
a Marine Hospital and on which the U. S. treasury paid 
$145.17. He was mayor of Cleveland and judge of the 
courts of common pleas. 
Their children are: — 
561. Sarah, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 29 Oct., 1829; m. 



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Richard C. Parsons, son of Thomas and Fanny 
[Chappell] Parsons. 

562. x. Samuel, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 3 April, 1835 ; d. 

there March, 1893. He was educated in 
Brown's University. 

563. William Judd, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 14 Dec, 1845 5 

m. Leafie Sims, dau. of Elias Sims. 
564.x. Julia, b in. Cleveland, Ohio, 7 March, 1848; d. 
there 14 July, 1849. 

259. 6 Rebecca Gay Starkweather, ( 5 liver, 
4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Pawtucket, Mass., now R. I., 9 April, 1802; 
m. there 6 March, 1822, Lyman Claflin, son of Oliver and 
Rebecca [Reed] Clafliri. He was b. in Douglass, Mass., 
25 July, 1794; d. in Pawtucket, Mass., now R. I., 2 Jan., 
i860. She d. in Pawtucket, R. I., 5 April, 1864. 

Their children are: — 
I. George Lyman Claflin, b. in Pawtucket, 22 Dec, 
1822; m. in Coventry, R. I., 3 Sept., 1850, Louisa 
Sisson Whitman, dau. of Christopher Arnold and 
Betsey [Gorton] Whitman. She was b. in Coven- 
try, R. I., 23 Feb., 1828; d. in Providence, R. I., 
19 Oct., 1892. He d. in Providence, R. I., 4 April, 
1886. He was a druggist. 
Issue : — 

1. Arthur Whitman Claflin, b. in Providence, 
R. I., 10 Oct., 1852 ; m. there 15 March, 1881, 
Mary Alice Howard, dau. of Albert C. and 
Ellen [Murray] Howard. She was b. in Provi- 
dence, R. I., 21 June, 1854. He is a druggist. 

Issue: — 

a. Louisa Howard Claflin, b. 7 March, 1882. 

b. Albert Whitman Claflin, b. 31 Jan., 1885. 
Both born in Providence, R. I. 

2. George Lyman Claflin, b. in Providence, R. I., 
24 Sept., 1859; d. there 2 Oct., 1859. 

3. William Lyman Claflin, b. in Providence, R. I., 
18 June, 1862 ; unmarried, Dec, 1897. 

4. George Edwin Claflin, b. in Providence, R. I., 
4 April, 1866; m. there 18 April, 1894, Susan 



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Emily Talbot, dau. of Charles and Mary C. 
[Sanborn] Talbot. They have no children. 

II. Sarah Claflin, b. in Providence, R. I., i May, 1824; 

d. there 9 Oct., 1828. 

III. Minerva Claflin, b. in Providence, R. I., 19 Oct., 
1826; m. in Roxbury, Mass., 15 March, 1849, James 
Cushing, son of Elisha and Lucy [Humphrey] Cush- 
ing. He was b. in Andover, Mass., 26 June, 1818. 

Issue: — 

1. Fannie Minerva Cushing, b. in Braintree, 
Mass., 22 Oct., 1856. 

IV. Sarah Claflin, b. in Pawtucket, Mass., 21 April, 

183 1 ; m. there 8 Sept., 1853, Edward Haskill, 
son of Calvin Haskill. He was b. near Still 
River, Mass., now part of the town of Harvard. 
She d. in New Bedford, Mass., 1 Oct., 1858. 

Issue '. 

1. George Edward Haskill, b. in New Bedford, 
Mass., 1 Oct., 1857; m. 31 Dec, 1884, Blanche 
Lindamon Jones. They have three children ; 
one boy was born in Germany, 31 Jan., 1897. 

263.* 6 William Starkweather, ( 5 Roswell, "Elijah, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of Roswell and Rachel 

[Kelley] Starkweather, was b. in ; m.Hn . 

Hed. in R. L, Jan., 1871. 

Their children are : — 
565.x. Marshall, . 

566. x. Alonzo, . 

567. x. Orrin, . 

568.x. Henry, . ,.«...« 

569. x. Lewis, , and two girls who died in infancy. 

264. * 6 Joseph Starkweather, ( 5 Roswell, "Elijah, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of Roswell and Rachel 

[Kelly] Starkweather, was b. in — , 4 Aug., 18 12 ; m. 

in Killingly, Conn., 4 March, i834,^Hza Bowen, dau. of 
Tabez and Sarah [Tanner] Bowen. She was b. in Fos- 
ter R I., 24 Nov., 1810; d. in Killingly, Conn., 16 Oct., 
1800. He d. in South Woodstock, 9 Feb., 1870. They 
were members of the Baptist church. He belonged to 
the F.and A. M. lodge and had been a captain in the 
army. 

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Their children are : — 

570. x. Charles, b. in Williamsville, Conn., 3 Sept., 1836; 

was killed during the war at Petersburgh, 17 
Sept., 1864. 

571. Roswell, b. in Killingly Center, Conn., 21 May, 

1838; m. Eliza Shippee, dau. of Stephen 

Shippee. 
572.x. Mary Frances, b. in Bolenville, Conn., 5 Dec, 

1839; d. in Killingly, Conn., 13 Sept., 1849. 
573. Thomas W. Darr, b. in Killingly, Conn., 24 June, 

1842; m. Isabella Greene, dau. of George and 

Ann [Bowen] Greene. 
574.x. Elizabeth, b. in Killingly, Conn., 5 May, 1846; 

d. there in 1848. 

265. 6 Laura Starkweather, ( 5 Roswell, 4 Elijah, 
3 Richard, 2 John, *Robert), sister of the preceding, was 

b. in Killingly, Conn., ; m. there first time John 

Douglass, son of ; m. second time in , Ma- 
son Hopkins, son of . She d. in Putnam, Conn., 

, 1845. 

Her children are : — 
I. John Douglass, - 



II. Cynthia Douglass, . 

270. • 6 Asa Starkweather, ( 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 
2 John, Robert), son of Asa and Amy [Kimball] Stark- 
weather, was b. 16 Nov., 1782; m. 24 Dec, i8o5,»Mary 
Robinson, dau. of James and Sarah [Drake] Robinson. 

She was b. in , ; d. in New York city, 18 

April, 1862. He d. in New York city, 10 Aug., 1846. 
He was recommended by Williams College of Mass., 
to John Livingston of Oak Hall, Greene county, N. Y., 
as a tutor, which position he secured, so he moved 
to Livingston ville, N. Y. In 1804 he was appointed 
Livingston's agent, which office he held until the death 
of John Livingston in 181 5. That fall he went into 
the mercantile business but failed in 18 18. He was 
appointed agent by three of the heirs of the Living- 
ston property, which position he held until 1835, when 
he moved to Painted Post, Steuben county, N. Y., where 



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he went into the lumber business but was unsuccessful. 
He then moved to New York city, where he died. 
Their children are: — 

575. Margaret R., b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 12 Dec, 

1807 ; m. Jacob Hess, son of Col. Peter Hess of 

Albany county, N. Y. 

576. x. Sarah Ann Harris, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 

15 Feb., 1810; d. in Florida, Orange county, 
N. Y., 14 April, 1883, unmarried. 

577. Jane, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 10 Nov., 1813; 

m. Richard Downer Lathrop, son of Andrew 
and Sybil [Downer] Lathrop. 

578. x. Henrietta Robinson, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y. , 

3 Nov., 18 1 5 ; d. in Florida, Orange county, 
N. Y. f 30 April, 1886, unmarried. 

579. Mary R., b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 23 Feb., 

1 818; m. Arnold D. Patterson. 

580. William Robinson, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 28 

March, 1820; m. Sarah Ann Buckley, dau. of 
Burr and Sarah [Conklin] Buckley. 

581. x. Henry Reuben, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 15 

Oct., 1822; m. Miss LeFeore. 

582. Martha, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 29 Nov., 1825 ; 

m. Hugh Park, son of Joseph and Jane E. 
[ ] Park. 

583. x. Asa Kimball, b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 3 Dec, 

1830; m. Mary Julia Warren. He d. in Fort 
Erie, Canada, 8 April, 1878. 

271. 6 Mary Starkweather, ( 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, Rich- 
ard, 2 John, a Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 19 
Feb., 1786; m. in Hilldale, N. Y., 22 Jan., 1814, Capt. 
Uriah Mailory, son of Major Samuel and Mary [Carley] 

Mallory. He was b. , 4 July, 1768; d. near 

Austerlitz, N. Y., 19 Feb., 1773- 

Their children are : — 
I. Mary Amy Mallory, b. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 2 April, 

18 1 5 ; d. there May, 1888. 
II Charles R. Mallorv, b. in Austerlitz, 28 April, 181 7; 

m. in Troy, N. Y., 7 July, 1848, Catherine Cooper. 

He d. 11 June, 1891. 



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III. Elizabeth Mallory, b. in Austerlitz, 3 Dec, 1818 ; d. 
1 1 June, 1891. 

IV. Asa Starkweather Mallory, b. in Austerlitz, 11 
June, 1820; d. 6 May, 1825. 

272. 6 Eunice Starkweather, ( 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, Rich- 
ard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 20 
Oct., 1788; m. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 3 Jan., 182 1, Hosey 

Varney as his third wife. He was b. , 6 Feb., 

1772; d. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 17 June, 1851. She d. 
in Austerlitz, 23 March, 1865. 

Their children are: — 

I. Eunice Loviscia Varney, b. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 6 

Nov., 1822; m. there John A. Davenport. He 
was b. in Boston, Mass., 12 Sept., 1817; d. in New 
York city, 4 May, 1897. She d. in New York city, 
14 Dec, 1894. 
Issue : — 

1. Mary L. Davenport, b. 17 Oct., 1847; d. 8 
Dec, 1855. 

2. Sally A. Davenport, b. 7 Oct., 1850; d. 29 
Nov., 1855. 

II. John Milton Varney, b. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 5 July, 

1824; m. 10 Jan., 1850, Juliette Crandell, dau. of 
David and Perlina [Nichols] Crandell. He d. 19 
Dec, 1896. 
Issue : — 

1. John Harvey Varney, b. 16 Feb., 1854; m. 
Helena Kern, 9 Jan., 1889. 

2. Darwin R. Varney, b. 29 Nov., 1858 ; m. Eliza- 
beth Sweet, 4 July, 1881. 

III. Isaac Newton Varney, b. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 14 
May, 1826; m. in South Canaan, Pa., 21 April, 1855, 
Angeline Swingle, dau. of Joseph and Lucy [Sax] 
Swingle. She was b. 14 Nov., 1834. He d. 18 
March, 1871. 

Issue : — 

1. Mary Varney, b. 20 May, 1859; d. 15 June, 
1861. 

2. Nellie Varney, b. 7Nov.,i86i ; d. 18 Oct., 1862. 

3. Mary Varney, b. , 17 Aug., 1863; m. in 

South Canaan, Pa., 9 May, 1893, Howard Can- 
non, son of Howard Burt and Lucy Marie [Cole] 

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Cannon, of Washington, Mich. He was b. 15 
Feb., 1868. 
Issue: — 

a. Lucy May Varney, b. 10 March, 1894. 

b. Laura Angeline Varney, b. 28 Sept., 1895. 
4. Joseph Guy Varney, b. in South Canaan, Pa., 

11 March, 1868; m. in Manhattan, Kansas, 18 
May, 1893, Etta Savage, dau. of Henry and 

[Springer] Savage. She was b. 1 8 Feb. , 

1868; d. 19 March, 1897. 

Issue: — 

a. Howard Varney, b. 4 March, 1894. 

b. Eugene Varney, b. 1 Oct., 1896; d. 19 
Feb., 1897. 

IV. Thales Kimball Varney, b. in Austerlitz, N. Y., 16 
Sept., 1828; m. in South Canaan, Pa., 2 1 April, 1858, 
Margaret Lerch, dau. of Philip W. and Anna [Win- 
ters] Lerch. She was b. in Easton, Pa., 13 April, 
1840. He d. in South Canaan, Pa., 4 Dec, 1876. t 

Issue: — 

1. Lula Maggie Varney, b. in South Canaan, Pa., 

12 Sept., 1 864; m. there 3 May, 1 893, William F. 
Erk, son of Christian and Clara [Knoblock] Erk. 
He was b. in Seeleyville, Pa., 8 Aug., 1866. 

Issue : — 

a. Reinhold Varney Erk, b. in Seeleyville, 
Pa., 17 Feb., 1894. 

2. Edwin Melvin Varney, M. D., b. in South Can- 
aan, Pa., 10 July, 1868; d. unmarried, in White 
Mills, Pa. , Sept. , 1 900. He was educated in the 
public schools in South Canaan, and Carbondale 
High school. In 1887 he became a clerk in 
the store of D. M. Hinman, Bradford Co., Pa., 
and began the study of medicine with Dr. J. F. 
Hames. He graduated as an M. D. in class of 
1895 from College of Physicians and Surgeons 
in Baltimore, Md. He practiced at Punxsu- 
tawney and Dubois, later White Mills. He be- 
longed to the following lodges, Local Council 
of Heptasophs and F. and A. M. 

273.* "Reuben Starkweather, ( 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, 'Robert), brother of the preceding, was 

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b. in New London, Conn., 23 March, 1791 ; m.Ksther 
Moore. She was b. in Chatham, N. Y., 1 Sept., 1793; 
d. in Binghamton, N. Y., 4 Aug., i860. He d. in Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., 18 Nov., 1853. He was a deacon of the 
Baptist church. 

Their children are : — 
584.x. Nathan Rex, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 24 May, 
1 8 14; d. in Binghamton, 3 May, 1842. 

585. x. Charlotte Moore, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 28 Sept., 

1815; d. inKilbourn city, Wis., 19 Sept., 1881. 

586. x. Electa M., b. in Chatham, N. Y., 21 Dec, 1816. 

587. x. Joel Benedict, b. in Chatham, N. Y., 5 Feb., 

1819; d. in Binghamton, N. Y., 30 Oct., 1846. 

588. x. Asa Kimball, b. in Chenango, Broome county, 

N. Y., 23 April, 1821; d. in Waupun, Wis., 
18 March, 1872. 

589. x. Amy Olivia, b. in Chenango, N. Y., 7 Dec, 

1823; d. there Jan., 1824. 

590. George Rex, b. in Chenango, N. Y., 18 Nov., 1826 ; 

m. Deborah Jane Horton, dau. of William and 

Ruhamah [White] Horton. 
591.x. Emma Calista, b. in Chenango, N. Y., 14 April, 

1828 ; d. in Binghamton, N. Y., 26 March, 1865. 
592. x. Ann Jeannette, b. in Chenango, N. Y. , 25 Aug., 

1832. 

27"f. 6 Olivia Starkweather, ( 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 
in Chatham, N. Y. , 22 Oct. , 1 794 ; m. there 9 Feb. , 1 820, 
Alvin Devereux, son of Theodore and Hannah [Moffatt] 
Devereux. He was b. in West Stockbridge, 14 Sept., 
1791 ; d. in New Haven, Conn., 7 Nov., 1825. Hebe- 
longed to the F. and A. M. lodge and was a teacher. 
She d. in Preston Hollow, N. Y., 8 Feb., 1872. 

Their children are: — 
I. Alvin Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, N. Y., 16 Nov., 
1820; m. in Rensselaerville, N. Y., 19 Nov., 1845, 
Julia A. Tarmer, dau. of Job and Harriet [Talcott] 
Tarmer. She was b. in Rensselaerville, 24 Dec, 
1823; d. in Deposit, N. Y., 31 Oct., 1872. He 
graduated from Williams College, class 1841 and 
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Issue : — 

i. Julia TarmerDevereaux, b. in Preston Hollow, 
25 Nov., 1846; d.in Deposit, N.Y. ,21 Sept., 1848. 

2. Olivia Harriet Devereaux, b. in Deposit, N. Y., 
8 May, 1849. 

3. Alvin J. Devereux, b. in Deposit, 20 Sept., 

1851. 

4. Walter B. Devereux, b. in Deposit, 5 Dec, 

i*53- 

5. James Henry Devereux, b. in Deposit, 4 March, 

1857. 

6. Horace Kimball Devereux, b. in Deposit, 28 
Nov., 1859. 

7. Paul Devereux, b. in Deposit, 10 Jan., 1864; d. 
in Denver, Col., 7 Dec, 1895. 

8. Laura Mabel Devereux, b. in Deposit, 26 July, 
1866; d. there 3 July, 1873. 

II. Horace T. Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, N. Y., 1 

Feb., 1825; m. in Middleburg, N. Y., 9 Sept., 1863, 
Margaret I. Spafford, dau. of B. and Sarah Jane 
[Swart] Spafford. She was b. in Middleburg, N. Y., 5 
April, 1834; d.in Preston Hollow, N. Y., 30 Dec, 
1891. He d. in Preston Hollow, 27 Dec, 1896. He 
was a supervisor for five years while a resident of 
Cannonsville, N. Y., and three years from Rensse- 
laerville. In 1887 was elected from Albany county 
as a representative to the legislature. He was a 
merchant and tanner and belonged to the Presby- 
terian church. 
Issue : — 

1. Cornelia S. Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, 20 
June, 1864; d. there 18 Nov., 1864. 

2. Olivia S. Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, 26 
Sept., 1865. 

3. Mary L. Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, 30 
March, 1869. 

4. Horace E. Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, 1 1 
Sept., 1870. 

III. Olivia Devereux, b. in Preston Hollow, 8 Sept., 
1822; m. there 28 April, 1847, James A. Kenyon, 
son of Simeon Kenyon. He was b. in Clermont, 
N.Y., 2 Sept., 1819; d. in Waverly, N. Y., 17 July, 
1895. She d. in Preston Hollow, N.Y. , 9 June, 1859. 
They were Presbyterians and had no issue. 

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282. * 6 Benjamin Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of Amos and Betsey [Ben- 
jamin] Starkweather, wasb. in Chatham, N. Y., 25 Feb., 

1796; m. in ,28 Dec., i8i7,*Electa F. Bullock, 

dau. of William Bullock. She was b. in Worcester, 
N. Y., 20 June, 1798; d. in Oneonta, N. Y., 10 Feb., 
1877. He d. in Oneonta, N. Y., 16 May, 1879. He was 
a farmer and they belonged to the Baptist church. 

Their children are: — 
593.x. John Warren, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 19 Aug., 
1 818; m. Harriet Sorrs. He d. in Flat Brook, 
N. Y., Feb., 1893. 
Their children are : — 

Herbert, who died without issue. 
Ada, who is unmarried and lives in Worces- 
ter, N. Y. 

594. David, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 4 July, 1821; m. 

Elizabeth Spencer, dau. of William D. and 
Sarah [Wellman] Spencer. 

595. x. William B., b. in Worcester, N. Y., 21 July, 1823 ; 

m. there in 1840, Margaret McCoy. She was 
b. in New York state in 1825. They have no 
children and live in Oshkosh, Wis. 

596. Phebe, b. in Worcester, N. Y.,28 July, 1826; m. 

Rev. Evan Thomas, son of John and Ann [San- 
ders] Thomas. 

597. George Morrell, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 11 Jan., 

1829; m. first time Lavinia E. Herrick, dau. 
of John D. and Mary [Eliot] Herrick; m. sec- 
ond time Margaret Parker, dau. of Chancy and 
Nancy [Tripp] Parker. 

598. Amanda, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 30 Sept., 1831; 

m. Andrew L. Sloan. 

599. Matilda, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 16 Dec, 1834; m. 

Ransom Simmons. 

600. Asher, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 20 June, 1838; m. 

first time Eleanor C. Ambrose ; m. second time 
Sarah A. Queal. 

284^ 6 Nelson Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 Nathan, 
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b. in Chatham, N. Y., 19 July, 1799; m. in ,2 

Jan., 1825,'Annis Holmes. He d. in 1881. 
Their children are: — 

601. x. Amos, b. . He was a Baptist minister. 

Issue : — 

Arvilla, b. . 

Ada, b. ; m. Harvey Leonard, M. D., 

of Watkins, N. Y. 

602. x. George, b. ; m. Miss Hubbard. He was 

a Baptist minister. 
Issue : — 

Jennie Louise, b. . She graduated 

from Vassar College. 

287. 6 Almira Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 Nathan, 
'Richard, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 

in Chatham, N. Y., 6 June, 1805 ; m. in , 1 Jan., 

i82 5,Gurdon Babcock. He d. in 1881. 

Their children are: — 

I. Alonzo Babcock, b. ; living in Chicago, 111. 

II. Oliver Morrell Babcock, b. . Is a lecturer on 

science. He lives in Philadelphia, Pa. 

III. Sophronia Babcock, b. ; m. Mr. Ditmus. 

They live in Sunbury, Ohio. 

IV. Florilla Babcock, b. ; m. John Ditmus. 

They live in Sunbury, Ohio. 

V. Henry Babcock, b. . Is a great linguist and 

was at one time government interpreter in Washing- 
ton, D. C. He is familiar with seventeen different 
languages and conversant with twenty-two. 

VI. Lucinda Babcock, b. ; m. John Knox. 

288. 6 Florilla Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. 

in Chatham, N. Y., 2 April, 1808 ; m. in , 19 May, 

1836, Isaac P. Denel. He d. 30 Aug., 1889. 

Their children are: — 

I. Charlotte L. Denel, b. in , 5 Sept., 1838 ; m. in 

, 27 Oct., 1858, Myron St. John. She d. 12 

May, 1865. 
Issue : — 

1. George St. John, b. 29 May, 1862. 

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2. Flora A. St. John, b. 24 April, 1865 ; did live 
in Buffalo, N. Y. 

II. George W. Denel, b. in , 21 March, 1843 ; m. 

in , 28 Oct., 1874, Orrie Fisk. 

Issue: — 

1. Grace W. Denel, b. n July, 1876. 

2. Maud Denel, b. 28 April, 1879. 

289. 6 Martin Starkweather, ( 5 Amos, ^Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Chatham, N. Y., 1 July, 1812; m. first time in 

, 1844, Mary Bachelor; m. second time Celestia 

Whitney ; m. third time Laura Rhodes ; m. fourth 
time Ursula Smith of Somerset, N. Y., and they moved 
to Columbus, Wis., where he d. about 1890. 

His children are : — 

603. x. Courtenay.b. ; m. Miss A. A. Egglestone 

of Beaver Dam, Wis. He is a lumber dealer. 

604. x. Asher, b. ; d. during the Civil War. 

605. x. Jennie, b. ; m. Mr. Bell. They lived in 

De Smet, Dakota. 

290. 6 Schuyler STARKWEATHER,( 5 Amos, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Chatham, N. Y., 28 March, 1816; m. first time 
Marianne Winchell ; m. second time Katherine LaFoun- 
tain. He d. in 1879. 

Their child is: — 

606.x. Morrell, b. ; m. Lizzie Pickworth. They 

live in Alabama, N. Y. 

294.. 6 William Starkweather, ( 5 Asher, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of Asher and Olive [Pres- 
ton] Starkweather, was b. near Gardenville, N. Y., 25 
May, 1805; m. in Sherren's Springs, N. Y., 24 April, 
i828,*Abigail Post, dau. of John Post. She was b. near 
Cooperstown, N. Y., 20 Oct., 1803; d. in Warren, 
Herkimer county, N. Y., 17 June, 1886. He d in. War- 
ren, N. Y., 28 Jan., 1870. 

Their children are : — 
607. Rufus, b. in Warren, N. Y., 26 May, 1829; m. 
Velvideer Vosburg, dau. of Martin and Kate 
[Harter] Vosburg. 

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6o8.x. Ellen Maria, b. in Warren, N. Y., 11 Aug., 1831; 
d. there 19 March, 1855, unmarried. 

609. Susan Marinda, b. in Warren, N. Y.,2 Aug., 1834; 

m. Adam Helmer, son of James and Cornelia 
[Harris] Helmer. 

610. William Preston, b. Warren, N. Y., 30 March, 1837 ; 

m. Rebecca Hoffman, dau. of William H. and 
Jane [Lewis] Hoffman. 

611. Ira, b. in Gardenville, N. Y., 3 March, 1840; m. 

Lucy J. Belshaw, dau. of William and Hulda 
[Durfee] Belshaw. 

612. x. Harriet Louise, b. in Gardenville, N. Y., 23 

March, 1843; unmarried, lives in Gloversville, 
N. Y. 

613. Charles, b. in Gardenville, N. Y., 23 July, 1846; m. 

Ida Freeman, dau. of and Catherine 

[ ] Freeman. 

296. 6 Jabez Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, Rich- 
ard, 2 John, Robert), son of Jabez and Esther [Gallup] 
Starkweather, was b. in Mansfield, Conn., 5 July, 1805 ; 
m. in Ashford, Conn., 7 Jan., 1830, Diadamia [Stockwell] 

Arnold, dau. of . She was b. in Sutton, Mass., 

; d. in Wethersfield, Conn., May, 1881. He d. 

in Ashford, Conn., 14 Aug., 1862. No children. 

297.* 6 Ezra Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, Rich- 
ard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 7 May, 1807 ; m. in Windham, Conn., 
1 May, 1833, 'Eliza Flint, dau. of Jacob and Hannah 
[Holt] Flint. She was b. in Windham, Conn., 26 May, 
1815. Hed. in Hampton, Conn., 1 March, 1888. They 
were farmers and lived in Hampton, Conn., all their 
married life. 

Their children are: 

614. George Ezra, b. in Hampton, Conn., 27 June, 1834 ; 

m. Jerusha Grow, dau. of Thomas and Jerusha 
[Wales] Grow. 

615. Jacob Flint, b. in Hampton, Conn., 16 May, 1836; 

m. Maria Louise Chase, dau. of John and Sarah 
[Wightman] Chase. 



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616. x. Henry Holt, b. in Hampton, Conn., 18 May, 1852 ; 

m.,and his dau. (913) Mary E., can be found 
the last one in the eighth generation. 

617. x. Mary Eliza, b. in Hampton, Conn., 13 Feb., 1839. 

298. 6 Benjamin Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 
3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Mansfield, Conn., 1 March, 1809; m. in Manchester, 
Conn., May, 1840, Harriet N. Buckland. She was b. in 

; d. in , 1 Aug., 1865. He d. in Hartford, 

Conn., 5 Oct., 1854. 

299. 6 Lyman STARKWEATHER,( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, Rich- 
ard, 'John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 12 Feb., 181 1; m. first time in Vernon, 
Conn., Sept., 1840, Harriet Hubbard; m. second time in 
Mansfield, Conn., in 185 1, Esther Brown; m. third time 

in Coventry, Conn., in i860, Abigail M. [ ] Brown. 

He d. in , 5 March, 1885. They had no children. 

300. f "Nathan Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 
3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Plainfield, Conn., 23 April, 1813; m. in Hartford, 
Conn., 7 Nov., i838,*Cynthia Loomis, dau. of Benjamin 
and Mary [Gaylord] Loomis. She was b. in Hartford, 
Conn., 31 Dec, 1813; d. there 22 Dec, 1891. His par- 
ents moved to Mansfield, Conn., when he was two years 
old and he resided there during his minority, so was 
familiar with the families of eastern Connecticut. He 
was educated in the common schools and in the^Brooklyn 
Academy. In 1835 he took up his residence in Hart- 
ford, Conn., where he spent the remainder of his life. 
He had the unusual distinction of having his name 
printed in every issue of the Hartford Directory from 
its publication in 1835 to the date of his d. 17 Jan., 1902. 
He was a city sheriff from 1843 to 1846, serving with 
Henry Hastings and was a member of the common 
council from 1868 to 1870 and again in 1872, represent- 
ing the old First Ward. He was a staunch Republican 
and secretary of the Harrison Veterans of 1840. He 
voted for William Henry Harrison for President and 
afterwards for his grandson, Benjamin Harrison. He 

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was a great reader on political affairs and knew the 
history of all the important public measures of the last 
half century, of the positions of the public men upon 
them, and his knowledge seemed to be instantly avail- 
able making him a most instructive and entertaining 
companion. The Hartford Courant in speaking of Mr. 
Starkweather said, " He was one of the rare old men, 
having a wonderful memory, was a recognized authority 
on all matters connected with the people and property 
of Hartford for more than half a century. " His busi- 
ness was that of a surveyor and engineer. He was em- 
ployed so long and in so many sections of Hartford and in 
Connecticut, that he knew of a great deal of useful in- 
formation. He was frequently called upon by the 
courts as an expert witness and was always a good one 
in matters pertaining to titles and boundary lines. He 
frequently assisted lawyers in preparing cases in which 
disputes over property occurred, making suggestions of 
great value. He surveyed and laid out several of the 
streets in the northwest section of Hartford, east of 
Vine street. His personal appearance was said to be 
striking. He had a splendid physique and was the kind- 
est and most considerate of men, making friends every- 
where he was known. 
Their child is : — 

6 1 8. Isabella Maria, b. in Hartford, Conn., 5 Aug., 

1842; m. James Nichols, son of Isaac and 
Bessie [Piatt] Nichols. 

301.* 6 George Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Plainfield, Conn., 25 Feb., 181 5; m. in Hartford, 
Conn.p Mary Waite, dau. of Capt. John and Sarah 
[Wilder] Waite. She was b. in Winsted, Conn., 26 
March, 1805; d. in Denver, Col., 3 Dec, 1892. He d. 
in Hartford, Conn., 5 March, 1887. 

Their children are : — 

619. Mary Anna, b. in Hartford, Conn., 30 Aug., 1840; 

m. Frank Crosby. 

620. Sarah Wilder, b. in , 1 Feb., 1842; m. Maj. 

William Streeter. 



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621. John Waite, b. in , 2 Oct., 1844; m. Abbie 

Chase. 

622. George Briggs, b. in , 11 Jan., 1847; m - first 

time Marie L. E. Dudzinski, dau. of Paul Dud- 
zinski; m. second time Emma Loomis, dau. of 
Frank Omstead and Caroline [Parsons] Loomis. 

623. x. Alice Jeannette, b. in , 3 Aug., 1849; un_ 

married. 

302. 6 Eunice Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, wasb. 
in Mansfield, Conn., 19 May, 1817 ; m. there in 1843, Gil- 
bert Green, son of . She d. in Mansfield, Conn., 

14 Feb., 1892. 

They had two children. 

303. 6 Lucy Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, Rich- 
ard, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 20 April, 1819; m. there 12 Jan., 185 1, 
Lewis Brighton. He d. in Mansfield, Conn., 27 Jan., 
1873. She d. in Mansfield, Conn., 26 Jan., 1883. 

They had five children. 

304. 6 Henry Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Mansfield, Conn., 17 March, 1822 ; m. in Williman- 
tic (town of Windham), Conn., 27 Aug., 1844, Eliza A. 
Gallup, dau. of Nathan and Sally [Hall] Gallup. She 

was b. in Windham, Conn., 18 Oct., 1825 ; d. in , 

28 March, 1878. He was living in Mansfield, Conn., in 
1902. 

They had five or six children. 

305. 6 Amy Starkweather, ( 5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, Rich- 
ard, 2 John, a Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., 18 Feb., 1825; m. there 1 June, 1847, 

Frederick S. Hunt, son of . He was b. . 

She was living near Worcester, Mass., in 1902. 

They had four children. 



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314. 7 Jerusha Starks or Starkweather, ( 6 Elijah, 
5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of Elijah and Anna Jerusha [Wetmore] 
Starks or Starkweather, was b. in Winchester, Conn., 12 
Nov., 1802; m. there 31 Oct., 1822, Shelton Miller, son 

of Shelton and [ ] Miller. He was b. in 

Winchester, Conn., Nov., 1799. She d. in Winchester, 
12 Feb., 1878. 

Their children are : — 

I. Lewis Allen Miller, b. in Winchester, Conn., 3 Nov., 

1823; m. in Lee, Mass., 8 April, 1846, Phebe Ann 
Sheffield. She was b. in Stonington, Conn. , 2 1 Jan. , 
1822. 
Issue: — 

1. Frances Amelia Miller, b. 11 Aug., 1847. 

2. Edward Lewis Miller, b. 2 April, 185 1. 

3. Eunice Louisa Miller, b. 2 April, 1851. 
All three born in Lee, Mass. 

II. George Hudson Miller, b. in Winchester, Conn., 24 

June, 1825; m. in Canaan, N. Y., 16 Oct., 1848, 
Eusebia Naville Herrick. She was b. in Lebanon, 
N. Y., 10 Sept., 1826. 

Issue : 

1'. Emma Jane Miller, b. in West Stockbridge, 
Mass., 9 Nov., 1849; d. in Collins, N. Y., 13 
July, 1850. 
2. Eva Maria Miller, b. in West Stockbridge, 
Mass. ; m. and lives in Albany, N. Y. 

III. Henry Elijah Miller, b. in Tyringham, Mass., 18 
April, 1830; m. in Lee, Mass., 29 Nov., 1853, Car- 
oline Moore. She was b. in Valatie, N. Y., 1 May, 
1834. 

IV. Laura Ann Miller, b. in Lenox, Mass., 29 Aug., 
1832; m. in Lebanon, N. Y., 7 May, 185 1, Henry 
McCullock. He was b. in Dalton, Mass., 21 Oct., 
1830. 

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Issue: — 

i. Agnes Marilla McCullock, b. in Lee, Mass., 9 
April, 1852. 

2. Albert Henry McCullock, b. in Lee, Mass., 5 
April, 1853. 

3. Lilla Ann McCullock, b. in Lenox, Mass., 1 
May, 1855 ; d. in Lee, Mass., 8 March, 1857. 

4. Charles Shelton McCullock, b. in Lee, Mass., 
8 April, 1857. 

V. Mary Maria Miller, b. in Lenox, Mass., 6 Dec, 

1 84 1 ; d. there 23 March, 1842. 

VI. Mary Jerusha Miller, b. in Lee, Mass., 13 Jan., 1844. 

31b. 7 Huldah Andrews Starks or Starkweath- 
er, ("Elijah, 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 
2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Win- 
chester, Conn., 28 Aug., 1806; m. there 9 Oct., 1828, 
Sydney Hoyt, son of Michael and Ester [Trowbridge] 
Hoyt. He was b. in Winchester, Conn., 2 April, 1804. 
They settled in Barton, Tioga county, N. Y. 

Their children are : — 

I. Harriet Hoyt, b. in Veteran, N. Y.,27 March, 1830. 

II. Julia Hoyt, b. in Veteran, N. Y., 13 Oct., 1832. 

III. Louise Hoyt, b. in Veteran, N. Y., 16 Jan., 1836. 

IV. Delia A. Hoyt, b. in Boston, Mass., 10 Aug., 1847. 

V. Frederick Durrells Hoyt, b. in Boston, Mass., 21 

May, 1852. 

317. 7 Julia Maria Starks or Starkweather, 
("Elijah, 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, 
Conn., 6 Jan., 1809; m. West Winsted, Conn., 10 May, 
1 841, Samuel Ward Coe, son of David and Prudence 
[Ward] Coe. He was b. in Winchester, Conn., 10 June, 
1805; d. 20 Sept., 1868. He was a merchant and was 
elected senator and served in 1850. 

Their children are: — 

I. Frances Abby Coe, b. in West Winsted, Conn., 26 

June, 1842; m. George Douglas Pitkin. 

II. Wilbur Fisk Coe, b. in West Winsted, Conn., 23 

Nov., 1844; m. Gertrude Royce of Waterbury, 
Vermont. 

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318. 'Samuel Wetmore Starks or Starkweather, 
( 6 Elijah, 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, 
Conn.; m. there 8 May, i83o,»Flora Murray, dau. of 
Daniel and Roxalany [North] Murray. She was b. in 
Winchester, Conn., 4 Sept., 181 5. He d. in Winchester, 
Conn., 15 Nov., 1890. They were members of the 
Congregational church and active members. Samuel 
W. Starks was very fond of music and sometimes wrote 
' ' verses " which were of local interest. He is spoken of 
as " gifted in righteousness and good works." 

Their children are: — 
624.x. Jane Flora, b. in Winchester, Conn., 18 March, 
1840. 

625. x. Darwin Samuel, b. in Winchester, Conn., 24 

Aug., 1843 ; d. in Alexandra, Va., 23 Aug., 1863, 
of typhoid fever. He was a private in Co. E, 
19th Regt., Conn. Vols., afterwards of 2d Regt., 
heavy artillery. He enlisted in 1862. 

626. x. Huldah Anna, b. in Winchester, Conn., 11 Dec, 

1846; d. there. 20 July, 1881, unmarried. 

627. x. Harriet Murray, b. in Winchester, Conn., 30 

March, 1856; is a teacher in a kindergarten in 
Ogdensburgh, N. Y., and unmarried. 

319. 7 Sybil Anderson Starks or Starkweather, 
( 6 Elijah, 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas,, 2 John, 
a Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, 
Conn., 14 May, 1 8 1 5 ; m. in Tolland, Mass., 14 May, 
1845, Amos Lorenzo Hull. He was b. in Tolland, 
Mass., 6 Nov., 1814. 

321. 7 Emily Starks or Starkweather, ( 6 Roger, 
5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest child of Roger and Martha [Flynt] Starks or 
Starkweather, was b. in Winchester, Conn., 5 March, 
1807; m. there 17 Jan , 1827, William Archibald Phip- 
peney, son of David and Ruth [Adams] Phippeney. He 
was b. in Hartford, Conn., 12 July, 1801; d. in Avon, 
Conn., 24 March, 1869. She d. in Torrington, Conn., 9 
May, 1848. 



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Their children are: — 

I. Harriet Adams Phippeney, b. in Torrington, Conn. , 14 

Dec., 1827; m. in Avon, Conn., 19 July, 1866, Sam- 
uel Morse, son of Orville Curtis and Charity [Thomp- 
son] Morse. She d. in Derby, Conn., 13 March, 
1880. They were members of the Third Congrega- 
tional church of Torrington, Conn. They had no 
children. 

II. Maria Louisa Phippeney, b. in Torrington, Conn., 23 

Nov., 1830; d. there 6 Dec, 1854, unmarried. 

III. William Roger Phippeney, b. in Torrington, Conn., 
28 Aug., 1832; m. in West Warren, Bradford 
county, Pa., 17 Sept., 1854, Orpha A. Rogers, dau. 
of James D. and Sarah [Dare] Rogers. She was 
b. in West Warren, Pa., 26 March, 1835. He d. in 
Torrington, Conn., 27 Nov., 1895. He was a mas- 
ter mechanic and belonged to the following lodges : 
F. and A. M., Trinity Lodge No. 43, Deep River, 
Conn. ; G. A. R., Lambert Steel Post, Torrington, 
Conn. He was a soldier in Civil War, private in 
Co. A, 25th Regt., Conn. Vol. Enlisted 30 Aug., 
1862, and honorably discharged 26 Aug., 1863. He 
was a tax collector for Torrington, Conn., in 1893- 
94-95. They belonged to the Third Congrega- 
tional church. 

Issue: — 

1. Francis Eugene Phippeney, b. 6 March, 1856. 

2. William Archibald Phippeney, b. 1 June, 1861. 

3. Emma Louise Phippeney, b. 26 Oct., 1868. 
First two born in Torrington, Conn. ; the last, 

in Meriden, Conn. 

322. 7 Harriet Starks or Starkweather, ( 6 Roger, 
5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, Conn., 17 
Sept., 1809; m. there 6 Oct., 1829, John C. Barber, son 
of John and Ursula [Cathin] Barber. He was b. in 
Torrington, Conn., 3 Aug., 1804; d. there 28 March, 
1878. She d. in Torrington, Conn., 15 March, 1836. 

Their child is : — 
I. Roger C. Barber, b. in Torrington, Conn., 28 Aug., 
1832; m. there 19 Nov., 1856, C. Elizabeth Good- 

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win, dau. of Leonard H. and Lucy Ann [ ] 

Goodwin. 
Issue: — 

i . Harriet Ida Barber, b. in West Winsted, Conn. , 

9 Aug., 1857; d. there 19 Oct., 1887. 
2. Carrie Anna Barber, b. in West Winsted, 
Conn., 12 Aug., 1864; m. there 27 March, 1895, 
Edward W. Rouse. He was b. 19 March, 1870. 
Issue : — 

a. Ida Annette Rouse, b. 31 Aug., 1896. 

323. * 7 Thomas Starks or Starkweather, ( 6 Roger, 
5 Thomas/Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, x Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, Conn., 
1 Jan., 1815; m. in Torrington, Conn., 20 May, 1840, 
, Flora P. Drake, dau. of Noah and Polly [Tyler] Drake. 
She was b. in Torrington, Conn. , 2 1 Oct. , 1 8 1 7 ; d. there 
25 Jan., 1894. He died in Torrington, Conn., 28 March, 
1878. 
Their children are: — 

628. x. Octavia Maria, b. in Winchester, Conn., 19 Oct., 

1840; m. John Andrews of Burrville, Conn. 

629. x. Hiram Marsill, b. in Winchester, Conn., 5 Nov., 

1841. 

630. x. Harriet Adelia, b. in Winchester, Conn., 7 Feb., 

1843. 

631. x. Mary Ann, b. in Winchester, Conn., 25 May, 

1844; d. there 25 Oct., 1893. 

632. Roger S., b. in , 23 Aug., 1846; m. Ella 

Shepard Drake, dau. of Henry and Henrietta 

[Elmore] Drake. 

633.x. Adeline Roxanna, b. in , 21 Apr., 1848. 

634. x. Jennie Lind, b. in , 28 May, 185 1. 

635.x. Flora Phalecta, b in , 14 Feb., 1854. 

636. x. Thomas Drake, b. in , 4 Jan., 1857. 

637. x. Lincoln Tyler, b. in , 17 Jan., i860. 

638. x. Lucius, b. in ; d. there in infancy. 

325. 7 Martha Starks or Starkweather, ( 6 Roger, 
5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Winchester, 
Conn., 9 Aug., 1823; m. in Torrington, Conn., 4 Dec, 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

1842, Orson Barber, son of Elihu and Jennivea [North] 
Barber. He was b. in Torrington, Conn., 6 Nov., 
1806; d. there 28 July, 1888. 

Their child is: — 
I. Frances M. Barber, b. in Torrington, Conn., 29 
April, 1854; m. there 23 Nov., 1874, JohnW. Gam- 
well, son of Aaron and Lydia [Mathews] Gamwell. 
Issue: — 

1. Louis John Gamwell, b. 20 Jan., 1876. 

2. Charles William Gamwell, b. 13 July, 1877. 

3. Carrie Frances Gamwell, b. 27 Sept., 1879. 

All the above born in Torrington, Conn. 

330.^ 7 Horace Riley Starks or Starkweather, 
("Horace, 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 3 Thomas, 
2 John, Robert), son of Horace and Betsey [Bidwell] 

Starks or Starkweather, was b. in , 24 Jan., 1830; 

m. in , 10 May, 1854, 'Caroline M. Burnham, dau. 

of Erastus W. and Emeline [Parsons] Burnham. 

Their children are: — 

639. x. Herbert Lee, b. in , 8 Oct., 1855 ; m. in 

, 20 May, 1882, Sarah Miller. 

Their children are: — 

Effie May, b. 19 Nov., 1884. 
Emma Louise, b. 25 Oct., 1886. 
Arthur Everett, b. 14 June, 1889. 

640. x. George Arthur, b. in , 22 Dec, 1857; d. 

there 22 Aug., 1859. 

641. x. Alfred Ernest, b. in , 9 May, 1861 ; m. 

in , 20 June, 1883, Eunice L. Traverse. 

Their child is: — 

Alice Lillian, b. 4 March, 1884. 

642. x. Charles Everett, b. in , 7 Aug., 1863. 

643.x. Frederic Elmer, b. in , 19 Dec, 1865. 

644.x. Carrie May, b. in , 13 May, 1870. 

331* 7 Avery Meech Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 
5 Arthur, ^Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, x Robert), oldest child 
of Avery and Sarah [Meech] Starkweather, was b. in 
Preston, Conn., 3 Oct., 1790; m. first time in Galway, 
N. Y., 28 Nov., 1 8 1 1 f Abigail Brackett. She was b. in 
Galway, N. Y., 10 Nov., 1794; d. in Eagle Harbor, 
N. Y., 1 May, 1841 ; m. second time in Ridgeway,N. Y., 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

12 March, 1844, ^Electa Ward Moon. She was b. in 
Madison, N. Y., 6 Nov., 1807; d. in Eagle Harbor, 
N. Y., 24 Sept., 1865. He d. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 
3 Oct., 1865. 

Their children are: — 

645. Jared Brackett, b. in Galway, N. Y., 21 May, 181 3 ; 

m. Mary Bailey, dau. of Lansing and Sylvia 
[Pratt] Bailey. 

646. Reuben Cheney, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 19 

Sept., 1 8 16; m. Jane Brown. 

647. x. Eli Potter, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 11 March, 

1821; d. there 31 March, 1888. 

648. Giles Edgerton, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 22 May, 

1827; m. Mary Elizabeth Griffith. 
649.x. Hiram Avery, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 22 
Dec, 1844; d. in Bloomingdale, Mich., 7 April, 
1886. 

332. 7 Sarah Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Preston, Conn.; m. in Galway, N. Y., 
23 July, 1810, Borden Hicks. He was b. in R. I., 14 
Oct., 1788. She d. in Gaines, N. Y., 21 Aug., 1823. 

Their children are : — 

I. Lucy Hicks, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 14 May, 1813; m. 

in Lake Port, Mich., 18 Dec, 1834, Stephen Ashley 
Rice. He was b. in Henrietta, N. Y., 18 March, 
1806. 
Issue 1 

1. Mehitable Rice, b. in Fibre, Mich., 26 Feb., 
1836; d. there 9 Sept., 1847. 

2. Priscilla Rice, b. in Fibre, Mich., 2 March, 
1838; d. there 2 Oct., 1838. 

3. Spencer Rice, b. in Fibre, Mich., 18 March, 
1840; d. there Oct., 1841. 

4. Dwight Rice, b. in Fibre, Mich., 14 July, 
1842; d. there 3 Sept., 1847. 

5. Sarah Rice, b. in Fibre, Mich., 13 Nov., 1845 ; 
d. there 1 Sept., 1847. 

6. Clark Rice, b. in Fibre, Mich., 14 Dec, 1848. 

II. Priscilla Hicks, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 5 July, 1815; 

m. in Broad Albin, Montgomery county, N. Y., in 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

1835, Elisha Alvord. She d. in Broad Albin, N. Y., 
17 April, 1849. 
Issue : — 

1. Sylvester Alvord. 

2. Dwight Alvord. 

III. Orrin Hicks, b. in Gaines, N. Y., 7 April, 18 17; m. 
in Lake Port, Mich., 25 Dec, 1835, Sophia Rice. 
She was b. in Henrietta, N. Y., 10 Aug., 18 10. 

Issue: — 

1. Sarah Jane Hicks, b. in Lake Port, Mich., 14 
March, 1838. 

2. Eunice Hicks, b. in Lake Port, Mich., 16 Jan., 
1840. 

3. Mary Ann Hicks, b. in Lake Port, Mich., 17 
March, 1842. 

4. Ray Delano Hicks, b. in Lake Port, Mich., 5 
June, 1845. 

5. Stephen Ashley Hicks, b. in Lake Port, Mich., 
17 Dec, 1849. 

There were three other children who d. in 
infancy. 

IV. Dwight Hicks, b. in Gaines, N. Y., 15 Sept., 18 19; 
m. in Mendon, Mich., 1 Jan., 1855, Nancy Jane 
Graham. She was b. in Livonia, Livingston county, 
N. Y., 28 Dec, 1835. 

V. Eunice Hicks, b. in Gaines, N. Y., 26 Oct., 1821; 

m. in Penfield, Mich., 8 March, 1843, Morgan Baker 
Miller. He was b. in Wolcott, Wayne county, 
N. Y., 14 April, 1822. 
Issue : — 

1. Charlotte Adams Miller, b. 8 May, 1844. 

2. Jerome Miller, b. 1 Sept., 1846. 

Both b. in Penfield, Mich. 

333. 7 Lucy Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Gal way, N. Y., 3 Sept., 1794; m. in Pal- 
myra, N. Y., 9 Jan., 18 14, Oliver Durfee. He was b. in 
Palmyra, N. Y., 5 Aug., 1792; d. there 10 Sept., 1850. 
She d. in Palmyra, N. Y.,4 Aug., 1870. They were 
farmers. 



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Their children are : — 

I. Matilda Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 4 Nov., 18 14; 

d. there 15 Sept., 1824. 

II. Eliza Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 8 Dec., 1816; m. 

there 3 Dec, 1840, William VanAlstine. He was b. 
in West Albany, N. Y., 12 March, 1816, and is a 
farmer. 
Issue: — 

1. Henry Eugene VanAlstine, b. 2 Oct., 1841. 

2. Mary VanAlstine, b. 7 Feb., 1852. 
Both b. in Palmyra, N. Y. 

III. Almira Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 28 May, 18 19; 
d. there 10 Sept., 1824. 

IV. Maria Durfee, b. in Palmyra,) N. Y., 30 Sept., 1821 ; 

d. there 17 May, 1822. 

V. Abigail Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 12 July, 1823 ; 

there 30 Aug., 1824. 

VI. Pardon Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 6 July, 1825 ; 
m. in Marion, N. Y., 20 Oct., 1846, Ann Maria 
Durfee. She was b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 19 July, 
1826. They are farmers. 

Issue : — 

1. Oliver Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 4 May, 
1852. 

VII. Sarah Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 6 Aug., 1827; 
m. there 5 Dec, 1849, Isaac A. Clark. He was b. 
in Reading, Berks county, Pa., 27 March, 18 16. 
She d. in Ontario, N. Y. 

Issue: — 

1. Lucena Clark, b. in Marion, N. Y., 7 Sept., 
1855. 

VIII. Lucena Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 12 Sept., 
1829; m. there 17 Oct., 1848, Franklin Avery. He 
was b. in Franklin, N. Y., 21 Feb., 1828. She d. in 
Ontario, N. Y., 7 April, 1853. 

Issue : — 

1. Lucy Odell Avery, b. in Ontario, N. Y., 7 
Sept., 1850. 

2. Franklin Durfee Avery, b. in Ontario, N. Y., 
14 Dec, 1852. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

IX. Avery Starkweather Durfee, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 
i July, 1834; m. in Marion, N. Y., 14 Sept., 1853, 
Alazan Oderkirk. She was b. 7 March, 1835. 
Issue: — 

1. Henry Avery Durfee, b. 25 Sept., 1854. 

2. Lucy Durfee, b. 24 Feb., 1856. 

33-4. 7 Ruth Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
*Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Galway, N. Y., 22 Sept., 1796; m. there 
2 Feb., 18 18, Durfee Delano. He was b. in Rochen, 
Bristol county, Mass., 14 Feb., 1792; d. in Gaines, Or- 
leans county, N. Y., 8 Jan., 1866. She d. in Gaines, 
N. Y.,23 Nov., 1866. 

Their children are : — 

I. Stephen J. Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 20 

Nov., 1818; d. there 21 Feb., 1838. 

II. Avery Starkweather Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, 

N. Y., 17 Aug., 1820; m. there 15 Dec, 1848, Mary 
Smith. She was b. 10 March, 1828, in Madison 
county, N. Y. They lived in Middleport, Niagara 
county, N. Y. 
Issue : — 

1. Frances A. Delano, b. 8 Nov., 1850. 

2. Ray Delano, b. 5 March, 1854. 

3. Minnie Delano, b. 22 Feb., 1856. 

All born in Middleport, N. Y. 

III. Sarah Meech Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 
24 June, 1824. 

IV. Ray Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 17 Oct., 
1826; d. there n Nov., 1843. 

V. Ezra Briggs Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 20 

March, 1829; m. in Middleport, Niagara county, 
N. Y., 23 Nov., 1855, Elizabeth Pierce. She was 
b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1835. 

VI. Harriet L. Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 11 
Oct., 1839. 

VII. Oliver Durfee Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 
26 Jan., 1842. 

335. 7 Abigail Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
*Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Galway, Saratoga county, N. Y., 25 June, 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

1798 ; m. there 14 June, 18 17, Giles Edgerton. He was 
b. in Randolph, Orange county, Vt., 14 Feb., 1796. 
She d. in Gaines, Orleans county, N. Y., 14 Aug., 1823. 
Their children are : — 

I. Hannah Marion Edgerton, b. in Galway, N. Y., 21 

Feb., 1818; m. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 27 Aug., 
1837, Matthew Morehouse. He was b. in Chateau- 
gay, Canada, 28 Oct., 1812. She d. in Holly, 
Oakland county, Mich., 30 July, 1869. 
Issue: — 

1. Abbie M. Morehouse, b. 10 Sept., 1838. 

2. Harriet A. Morehouse, b. 1 Feb., 1841. 

3. Eli Starkweather Morehouse, b. 20 Feb., 
1843; d. in Holly, Mich., 11 Aug., 1844. 

4. William Edgerton Morehouse, b. 22 May, 1847. 

5. Albert W. Morehouse, b. 24 Feb., 1855. 

All b. in Holly, Oakland county, Mich. 

II. William Wallace Edgerton, b. in Galway, N. Y., 

13 Dec. 1819; m. first time in Marion, Wayne 
county, Mich., 26 Jan., 1842, Louisa G. Pratt. She 
was b. in Arcadia, Wayne county, Mich., 9 Nov., 
1819; d. in Palmyra, N. Y., 9 April, 1843; m. sec- 
ond time in Palmyra, N. Y., 16 May, 1844, Calista 
L. Avery. She was b. in Palmyra, N. Y., Nov. 17, 
1820. 
Issue: — 

1. Louisa Arabell Edgerton, b. 2 Feb., 1847. 

2. Caleb Avery Edgerton, b. 24 Aug., 1849. 

Both b. in Ridgeway, Orleans county, N. Y. 

337. 7 Maria Ann Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
'Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Galway, Saratoga county, N. Y., 18 April, 
1802; m. there 18 March, 1824, Amnon Blair. He was 
b. in Galway, N. Y., 14 May, 1793. She d. in Galway, 
N. Y., 13 April, 1830. 
Their children are : 
I. Nancy Dorliska Blair, b. in Galway, Saratoga county, 
N. Y., 13 June, 1825 ; m. in Shelby, Orleans county, 
N. Y., 22 Jan., 1851, Simon Avery Polar. He was 
born in Shelby, N. Y., 12 Sept., 1823. 



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Issue: — 

i. Amnon Blair Polar, b. 8 Nov., 185 1. 

2. Anna Maria Polar, b. 11 Nov., 1853. 

3. Rebina Minerva Polar, b. 22 July, 1855. 
All born in Shelby, N. Y. 

II. Avery Starkweather Blair, b. in Galway, N. Y., 18 
Aug., 1829; m. in Shelby, N. Y., 29 Dec., 1852, 
Phoebe Elizabeth Stewart. She was b. in Junius, 
Seneca county, N. Y., 11 Jan., 1830. 
Issue: — 

1 . Maria E. Blair, b. in Shelby, N. Y. , 5 June, 1 866. 

339. 7 Melissa Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Galway, N. Y., 15 Nov., 1806; m. in 
Ridgeway, N. Y., 23 May, 1832, Gurden T. Smith. He 
was b. 3 May, 1806. 

Their children are : — 

I. Harriet A. Smith, b. in Palmyra, Wayne county, 

N. Y., 25 April, 1837; m. there 21 Nov., i860, 
Jeremiah Lyke. He was b. in Manchester, Ontario 
county, N. Y., 19 Jan., 1835. 

II. Lucy D. Smith, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 3 Nov., 1840; 

d. there 1 March, i860. 

III. Maria L. Smith, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 29 July, 
1843. 

IV. Sarah Smith, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 3 May, 1846; 
d. there 25 March, 1849. 

V. Sarah Melissa Smith, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., 14 Dec, 

1849. 

3-40. * 7 Sidney Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Galway, Saratoga county, N. Y., 12 
April, 1809; m. first time in Ridgeway, Orleans county, 
N. Y., 21 Dec, 1829, *Ann Maria Martin. She was b. 
in Greene county, N.Y., 15 June, 1809; d. in Ridgeway, 
N. Y., 21 July, 1 83 1. He m. second time in Ridgeway, 
N. Y., 23 Oct., 1 832, '"Sarah Smith. She was b. inMuney, 
Lycomon county, Penn., 3 July, 1813. 

His children are : — 
650. x. Sidney M., b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 5 June, 1831 ; 
d. there 5 Oct., 1831. 

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1/651. Ann Maria, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 20 Oct., 1833; 
m. William Freeman. 

652. x. Benjamin Delos, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 13 Feb., 

1835; d. in Orion, Oakland county, Mich., 5 
Nov., 1850. 

653. x. Sarah Melissa, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 26 May, 

1837; m. James O. Whitmore, in Pontiac, 
Mich., 6 March, 1856. He was b. in Pontiac, 
Mich. 

654. x. Sarah Jane, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., in 1839; d. 

there in 1843. 
655.x. Charles Avery, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 1 May, 

1841. 
656. x. Frances Almira, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 30 Oct., 

1844. 
657.x. Winfield Scott, b. in Gaines, N. Y., 17 March, 

1847. 
658. x. Henry Mortimer, b. in Orion, Oakland county, 

Mich., 5 Aug., 1848. 
659.x. William, b. in Orion, Mich., 5 June, 1851; d. 

there 15 Aug., 1852. 
660.x. A child, b. in Orion, Mich., 1 June, 1852; d. 

there 4 June, 1852. 
661. x. Mary Helen, b. in Orion, Mich., 5 Nov., 1853; 

d. in Pontiac, Mich., 12 Dec, 1855. 

341. 7 Matilda Starkweather, ( 6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Galway, N. Y., 13 May, 181 1 ; m. there 24 
Feb., 1829, Thomas Bayne. He was b. in Scipio, Cay- 
uga county, N. Y., 1 March, 1801 ; d. in Ridgeway, 
N. Y.,31 March, 1839. She d. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 9 
Aug., 1837. They were farmers. 

Their children are : — 
I. Nancy Melvina Bayne, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 10 
Dec, 1829; m. in Shelby, N. Y., 1 Jan., 1850, Joseph 
Whaley Wood. He was b. in Seneca, N. Y., 18 
Dec, 1825 and was a farmer and gunsmith, and 
lived in Shelby, N. Y. 
Issue : — 

1. Henry Thomas Wood, b. 6 April, 185 1 ; d. in 
Alabama, N. Y., 25 Jan., 1853. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

2. Frank Avery Wood, b. 12 Aug., 1853. 

3. Harriet Isabel Wood, b. 4 July, 1855. 

They were all born in Alabama, Genesee 
county, N. Y. 

II. Isabel Bayne, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 16 Aug., 183 1 ; 

d. there 18 Nov., 1833. 

III. Harriet Bayne, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 16 Aug., 
1834; m. in Batavia, Genesee county, N. Y., 20 
Oct., 1853, Dexter James Filkins. He was b. in 
Bethany, Genesee county, N. Y., 6 June, 183 1. 

Issue: — 
^ n 1. James Dexter Filkins, b. in Howel, Livingston 

^ ' county, Mich., 6 Oct., 1855. 

V. Thomas Bayne, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 10 May, 
1837; d. there 2 Aug., 1837. 

351.* 7 Arthur Starkweather, ( 6 Seth, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), son of Seth and 
Sarah [Earl] Starkweather, was b. in Galway, N. Y., 4 

Dec, 1799; m. there ,*Udoxy Warren. She was 

b. in Galway, N. Y., in 1800. He d. in Galway, N. Y., 
7 March, 1829. 

Their children are: — 
662. Seth W., b. in Galway, N. Y., 19 Jan., 1824; m. 
Cornelia Hitchcock, dau. of Leonard H. and 
Elizabeth Bailey [Clark] Hitchcock. 
663.x. Sarah, b. in Galway, N. Y., 27 Sept., 1826; d. 
in Plattsburg, N. Y., 6 June, 1850. 

35.5.* 7 John Starkweather, ( G Seth, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, 1 Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Galway, N. Y., 11 March, 1808; m. 
there 10 March, i83i,\Alzena Taylor. She was b. in 
Grafton, Rensselaer county, N. Y., 31 Jan., 1809. He 
d. in Gaines, Orleans county, N. Y., 23 May, 1858. 

Their children are : — 

664. x. George, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y. , 10 Dec. , 1 83 1 . 

665. x. Manda Jane, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 7 Oct., 

1833; d. there 7 Nov., 1853. 

666. x. Arthur, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 1 Dec, 1835 ; 

m. Melvina Shelly. 
Their child is William. 

667. x. Marion, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 1 Aug., 1838. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

668. John, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 21 Nov., 1841 ; 

m. Annie [Brown] Raistrick, dau. of Thomas 
and Fannie [Collinson] Brown. 

669. x. Ray Delano, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 3 Jan., 

1844; d. in Gaines, N. Y., 15 Aug., 1869. 

670. x. Harriet S., b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 23 May, 

1846; d. in Gaines, N. Y., 18 June, 1868. 

671. x. Viola, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 7 June, 1849; 

m. John E. Green. No children. 

672. Seth, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 25 June, 1853; 

m. Jane Johnson. 

357. 7 Polly Starkweather, ( 6 Seth, 5 Arthur, 
^Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Galway, N. Y., 20 Jan., 1814; m. there 
15 Aug., 1830, Daniel D. Finch. He was b. in Provi- 
dence, N. Y. 

Their children are: — 

1. Isaac B. Finch, b. in Columbus, N. Y., 9 Sept., 1832. 

2. Sarah Maria Finch, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 9 

Aug., 1834; d. there 11 March, 1838. 

3. Loren Finch, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 20 April, 1835. 

4. Calista Finch, b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 9 Aug., 

1838. 

5. Seth S. Finch, b. in , 29 April, 1840. 

370. 7 Lucy Starkweather, ( 6 Purple, 5 Joseph, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), dau. of Purple and Sabre 
[Ferret] Starkweather, was b. in Fairfax, Vt., 30 Nov., 
1817; m. in Milton, Vt., 21 April, 1845, Edward M. 

Parker, son of . He was b. in Hartland, Vt., in 

1800; d. in Brandon, Vt., 28 Jan., 1862. She d. in 
Brandon, Vt., 11 April, 1873. They belonged to the 
M. E. church and she was a tailoress by trade. 

Their children are: — 
I. PhiloF. Parker, b. in Brandon, Vt., 2 1 May, 1847; ™. 
in Chicopee, Mass., 10 Jan., 1887, Agnes B. Solon, 
dau. of John and Fannie [O'Hare] Solon. She was 
b. in Chicopee, Mass., 25 Oct., 1863. He was a 
private in Co. C, 9th Regt., Vt. Volunteers. He 
enlisted 2 June, 1862, and was discharged 2 April, 
1865. 



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Starkweather Genealogy 

II. Charles A. Parker, b. in Brandon, Vt., 21 Aug., 
1850; m. there 21 April, 1871, Lizzie R.Hudson, 
dau. of Robert and Eliza [McAdams] Hudson. 
She was b. in Brandon, Vt., 22 Aug., 1850. He is 
a printer by trade and belongs to the I. O. O. F. 
lodge. They live in Chicopee, Vt. 
Issue: — 

1. Mabel L. Parker, b. in Brandon, Vt., 29 April, 
1873; d. there 5 Dec., 1876. 

2. Grace L. Parker, b. in Brandon, Vt., 25 Sept., 
1877; d. there 24 Dec, 1887. 

3. Blanch L. Parker, b. in Brandon, Vt., 13 Aug., 

1879. 

4. Lizzie R. Parker, b. in Rutland, Vt., 11 Feb., 

1881. 

372. 7 Albert G. Starkweather, ( 6 Purple, 5 Joseph, 
*Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, : Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Fairfax, Vt., 17 March, 1822 ; m. in Ausable, 
N. Y.,in 1844, Julia Batter, dau. of James and Mary 
[Flanders] Batter. She was b. in Duxbury, Vt., 24 
April, 1824, They were living in Nashua, N. H. He 
had been a shoe dealer. 
Their children are : — 
673. William F., b. in St. Albans, Vt., 16 April, 1846; 
m. Addie C. Pollard, dau. of Charles and Mar- 
tha [Farnkarn] Pollard. 
674.x. Jennie, b. in Goryin, Vt., 9 May, 1848; unmar- 
ried in 1896. 

37-4. 7 Sophia Brewster Starkweather, ("Leon- 
ard, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child 
of Leonard and Esther [Brewster] Starkweather, was b. 
in Preston, Conn., 30 Jan., 1805; m. first time in Car- 
bondale, Pa., 13 April, 1825, Truman Freeman, son of 
David and Huldah [Atwood] Freeman. He was b. in 
Willington, Tolland county, Conn., 17 March, 1802 and 
d. r in Canaan township, Pa., 9 June, 1845. She m. second 

time in Canaan township, Pa., Laton Peters. 

He was b. in and d. in Carbondale, Pa. She d. 

in Carbondale, Pa., 5 Sept., 1857. 

Her children are : — 

212 




1— No. 


272. 


Eunice [Starkweather] Varney, 


8- 


-NO. 


762. 


2— No. 


794. 


Bruce R. Starkweather, 


9- 


-No. 


181. 


3— No. 


793. 


Weed T. Starkweather, 


10- 


-No. 


474. 


4- No. 


451. 


Dan Starkweather. 


11- 


-No. 


813. 


5— No. 


376. 


Leonard Starkweather. 


12- 


-No. 


476. 


6— No. 


766. 


Florence M. [Starkweather] Bryant. 


13- 


-No. 


473. 


7— NO. 


758. 


Daisy Starkweather, 









Belle A. [Starkweather] Taylor, 
Leonard Starkweather. 
Mary [Starkweather] Thorington, 
Kate C. [Starkweather] Fowler. 
Maria [Starkweather] Thorington, 
Margaret [Starkweather] Brabb. 



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I. A son, b. in Canaan, Pa., 9 April, 1826; d. there 21 

April, 1826. 

II. Esther Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 18 March, 1827; 

d. there 6 Nov., 1830. 

III. George Anson Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 16 Oct., 
1828 ; m. . 

IV. Oscar F. Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 2 Sept., 1830; 
m. . 

V. Elizabeth Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 13 June, 

1833; d. there 18 July, 1833. 

VI. Henry Leander Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 15 
Oct., 1834; m. Sarah Clarinda Starkweather, dau. 
of Leonard and Sarah [Stanton] Starkweather. 

The rest found with Sarah C. Starkweather's de- 
scendants. 

VII. A son, b. in Canaan, Pa., 13 Feb., 1837; d. there 
13 March, 1839. 

VIII. Truman Leonard Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 15 
Sept., 1838; d. there 2 Aug., 1841. 

IX. Ann Elizabeth Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 16 Oct., 
1840; d. there in 1855. 

X. John Freeman, b. in Canaan, Pa., 8 May, 1843; d. 

there 24 Aug., 1843. 

375. 7 Juliet Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 5 John, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Preston, Conn., 10 March, 1807; m. in New 

York state, , Milton Young. She d. in Battle 

Creek, Mich., 4 March, 1839. 

Their children are: — 
I. Mary Young, b. in 



II. Lucinda Young, b. in ; m. Sylvester Bird. 

III. Lucy Young, b. in ; m. John Waigh. 

370. % 7 Leonard Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 5 John, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in New York state, 23 May, 1809; m. in Canaan 
township, Pa., 23 April, i829,*Emily Hosmer, dau. of 

Robert and Nancy [ ] Hosmer. She was b. in New 

York state 19 March, 1809, and d. in Vincennes, Iowa, 
24 Jan., 1884. He d. in Vincennes, Iowa, 18 Sept. ,1891. 
He was a farmer and belonged to the A. H. T. A. lodge. 

Their children are : — 

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675. Amanda Jane, b. in Canaan township, Pa., 18 June, 

1830; m. Wesley F. Cattron, in Indiana. 
676.x. Albro, b. in Canaan township, Pa., 13 May, 1832; 

m. in California. 
6yy. Ursula, b. in Canaan township, Pa., 14 Sept., 1833; 

m. John Sergant, son of Nicholas and Mariam 

[Sawyer] Sergant. 

678. John, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 13 May, 1835; m. 

Sarah A. Coon, dau. of Jacob and Sarah [Moody] 
Coon. 

679. Hortense, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 20 March, 

1838; m. Benjamin May Webster. 

680. x. Robert Bruce, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 7 Jan., 

1840; d. there 7 Feb., 1842. 

681. x. Alford, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 3 Feb., 1842; 

d. there 26 March, 1842. 

682. George Anson, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 15 Jan., 

1843 ; m. Emily Thompson, dau. of Joseph and 
Eliza [Cethcart] Thompson. 

683. x. Leonard, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 12 Jan., 1845 ; 

d. there 9 July, 1845. 

684. x. Charles, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 15 Nov., 1845 ; 

d. there 9 April, 1846. 

685. x. Chauncy, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 7 May, 185 1 ; 

d. there about 1853. 

377. 7 Lucinda Kent Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Preston, Conn., 11 March, 181 1; m. first 

time in , 9 Jan., 1828, Noah Crittenden. He was 

b. in ; d. 9 Aug., 1841. When the steamer Erie 

was burnt he was on board, having sold his land at Oak 
Corners, N. Y. (now the town of Phelps) and was return- 
ing to Battle Creek, Mich., with a large sum of money; 
that was the last heard of him. She m. second time in 

, 23 Nov., 1862, Nelson Ford. He was b. in 

; d. in Keokuk, Iowa, 11 July, 1877. She d. in 

Galesburg, Mich., 3 April, 1879. 

Her children are : — 

I. Harriet A. Crittenden, b. in Phelps, N. Y., 21 April, 

1830. 

II. Mortimer Crittenden, b. in Phelps, N. Y., 8 Aug., 

1832 ; m. in Jackson, Mich., 22 Aug., 1872, Amanda 
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J. Smith, dau. of O. P. and Jane Ann [Hakes] 
Smith. She was b. in Oxford county, Ontario, 18 
Feb., 1 841. He was a private in Co. I, 2d Regt., 
Mich. Cavalry. Enlisted Aug., 1861 and discharged 
Oct., 1862; member of Burnside Post, No. 27, 
G. A. R. He d. in Decatur, Mich., 6 April, 1886. 

III. Helen M. Crittenden, b. in Phelps, N. Y., 5 Sept., 
1834; m. first time Dr. William Campbell, son of 
Ethan Campbell, as second wife. He was b. in 
Memphis, N. Y., 15 Sept., 1819; d. in Battle Creek, 
Mich., 15 March, 1870; m. second time John 
Willey ; m. third time R. S. VanVleet. They live 
in Battle Creek, Mich. 

IV. William Crittenden, b. in Phelps, N. Y., 16 April, 
1836; m. inGalesburg, Mich., 15 March, 1866, Mar- 
garet R. Gravatt, dau. of John and Priscilla [Bod- 
well] Gravatt. She was b. in Pennsylvania, 6 May, 

1847. 
Issue: — 

1. William W. Crittenden, b. 26 Aug., 1868. 

2. Charles B. Crittenden, b. 11 June, 1870. 

3. Oscar E. Crittenden, b. 21 Aug., 1872. 

4. Vivian L. Crittenden, b. 8 Sept., 1874. 

5. Norman D. Crittenden, b. 22 May, 1879. 

6. Harry E. Crittenden, b. 11 Sept., 1882. 

7. John J. Crittenden, b. 8 Oct., 1884. 

All born in Galesburg, Mich. 

V. Oscar F. Crittenden, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 26 

May, 1838; d. there 20 Nov., 1846. 

VI. Caroline A. Crittenden, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 
9 Feb., 1841 ; d. in 111., in 1880. 

379. 7 Lucia Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 5 John, 4 Sam- 
uel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert*), sister of the preceding, was 
b. in New York state, 24 Aug., 1818; m. in Battle Creek, 
Mich., in 1840, Dr. William Campbell, son of Ethan 
Campbell. He was b. in Memphis, Onondaga county, 
N. Y., 15 Sept., 1 8 19. Shed, in Battle Creek, Mich., 29 
Aug., 1853. He was educated in Syracuse, N. Y., and 
m. for second wife, Helen Crittenden, dau. of Noah and 
Lucinda Kent [Starkweather] Crittenden. The rest of 
this found under Helen Crittenden. 

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Starkweather Genealogy 

Their children are: — 

I. Alonzo Campbell, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., in 1842 ; 

m. there 19 Dec, 1864, Almena L. Eipple, dau. of 
Jeremiah and Mary L. [Fisher] Ripple. She was 
b. in North Benton, Ohio, 12 Nov., 1846. He was 
a telegraph operator; d. in Canton, Miss., 1 Oct., 
1878, of yellow fever. His wife belongs to the 
First Presbyterian church and lives in Kalamazoo, 
Mich. 

II. Charles Campbell, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 23 Feb., 

1845 I d. there 27 May, 1845. 

III. Mary Campbell, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., ; 

m. there , John Walker. 

380. 7 Hannah Starkweather, ("Leonard, sjohn, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 

was b. in Waymart, Pa., 3 March, 1822 ; m. in , 

Melvin Jacobs. He was b. in Plymouth, Mich., , 

and d. in Battle Creek, Mich., about 1866. She.d. in 
Battle Creek, Mich., 23 May, 1844. 

Their children are : — 

I. Maria Jacobs, b. in ; d. in Plymouth, Mich. 

II. Wesley Jacobs, b. in 

381. 7 Esther Ann B. Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 
5 John, ^Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
oeding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 8 Aug., 1824; m. in 

, Dr. Cole. She d. in Battle Creek, Mich., 21 

May, 1844. No children. 

385. 7 Maria Starkweather, ( 6 Samuel, 5 John, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Samuel 
and Marcia [Averal] Starkweather, was b. in Coopers- 
town, N. Y., 22 Feb., 181 5 ; m. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 
13 Aug., 1833, *William W. Campbell, son of James S. 
and Sarah [Elderkin] Campbell. He wasb. in Coopers- 
town, N. Y., 10 June, 1806; d. there 7 Sept.. 1881. 
She d. in Cooperstown, N. Y., Aug., 1853. He was 
judge of the superior court in New York, from 1849 to 
1855. In 1855 he returned to Cherry Valley and in 1857 
was elected justice of the superior court which position 
he held for eight years. Was an author; wrote " The 

*NOTE.— 5 William W.,4James S.,3Samuel, 2James, 1 William Campbell of Camp- 
beltown, Argyle Co., Scotland. 

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Annals of Tyron County," "The Life of DeWitt Clin- 
ton," " The Life of Mrs. Grant " and a book on " Robin 
Hood and Captain Kidd." He m. second time Catherine 
A. Livingston, dau. of Jacob Livingston of Cherry Val- 
ley, N. Y. 

Maria's children are : — 

I. Helen Starkweather Campbell, b. in ; d. un- 

married in Cherry Valley, N. Y., 18 March, 1896. 

II. Cleveland J. Campbell, b. in ; d. unmarried 

in 1865. He was a Brigadier General of 23d U. S. 
colored troops. 

III. Calvin Campbell, b. in ; d. unmarried in 1858. 

IV. Douglas Campbell, b. in , 13 July, 1840; m. 

in Schenectady, N. Y., in 1865, Harriet Powers 
Paige, dau. of Judge Alonzo C. Paige. She was b. 

in Schenectady, N. Y., and d. in . 

He d. in Cherry Valley, N. Y., 7 March, 1893. He 
was a lawyer of New York city and author of " The 
Puritans in Holland, England and America." He 
was a major in the 121st New York Volunteers. 

Issue: — 

1. William A. Campbell, b. 29 Aug., 1866; m. 
Marian H. Dunbate. 

2. Harriet M. Campbell, b. in . 

3. Maria S. Campbell, b. in . 

4. Douglas Campbell, b. in . 

V. Louis A. Campbell, b. in ; m. in . He 

was a captain in the i52d New York Volunteers. 

386. 7 Helen STARKWEATHER,( 6 Samuel, 5 John, Sam- 
uel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was 
b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 19 Jan., 1817; m. first time 
in New York city, 5 Dec, i835,*Robert Campbell, son 
of Robert and Rachel [Pomeroy] Campbell. He was b. 

in Cooperstown, N. Y., ; d. there April, 1870. 

She was divorced and m. second time in Cleveland, O., 
Dr. Theodore Augustus Pinkney, who was also divorced. 
He was b. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 19 June, 1808; d. in 
Columbus, Neb., 18 Oct., 1876. She was living in San 
Francisco, Calif., Oct., 1897. 

~^NOTE — 5Robert. 4Robert, 3Samuel, 2James, lWilliam Campbell, a younger son 
of the house of Auchinbeck, of Campbeltown, Argyle Co., Scotland. 

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Her children are : — 

I. Julia Campbell, b. in New York city, 4 Sept., 1836; 

d. in Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1843. 

II. Maria Campbell, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 5 March, 

1838; m. there 21 Aug., 1856, Dr. Charles H. 
Smith, son of Charles and Evelina [Stone] Smith. 
He was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y.,20 Aug., 1820; 
d. there 23 March, 1879. 
Issue : — 

1. Lieut. Roy Campbell Smith, b. 16 July, 1858; 
m. Oct., 1887, Margaret Aldrich Sampson, dau. 
of Capt. William and [Aldrich] Samp- 
son. They were living in Newport, R. I. 

Issue : — 

a. Campbell Smith, b. Aug., 1888. 

b. Margarie Smith, b. Aug., 1890. 

2. Charles Evelina Smith, b. 9 Aug., 1862; m. 
Feb., 1887, Stella Hagan, dau. of Hugh Hagan. 
They live in Richmond, Va. 

3. Julia Campbell Smith, b. 6 May, 1864; m. 
Aug., 1892, Rev. James F. Olmsted. They 
are living in Schenectady, N. Y. 

4. Ethel Evelina Smith, b. 8 Jan., 1873; m. 2 
July, 1894, William Festus Morgan, son of 
William T. Morgan. He was b. in 1862. 
They live in Lynn, Mass. 

III. Helen Campbell, b. in St. Johnsville, N. Y., in 
1842 ; d. in Cooperstown, N. Y., when young. 

IV. Edward C. Pinkney, b. in , about 1852 ; mar- 
ried. 

V. Charles Pinkney, b. in Louisiana, Mo., Sept., 1854; 

d. there when young. 

VI. Arthur E. Pinkney, b. in , 25 Aug., 1855 ; m. 

first time Lottie Oaks ; m. second time Jennie Dun- 
ham. 

387. 7 Lucinda Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus Walcott, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of 
Erastus W. and Eleanor [McKeeby] Starkweather, was 
b. in New Jersey, 30 April, 181 1; m. in Plymouth, Mich., 
23 Dec, 1827, Ebenezer Jones, son of Edmund and 
Helen [Root] Jones. He was b. in Canandaigua, N. Y., 

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27 April, 1810; d. in Chicago, 111., 15 May, 1862. She 
d. in Battle Creek, Mich., 29 Feb., 1892. He enlisted 
as guard; was also a recruiting officer in the 25th 111. 
Regt. of the Rebellion. 
Their children are : — 

I. Erastus Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 19 April, 1829; 

m. there 6 May, 1855, Irena Famran, dau. of Rich- 
ard and Susan [Howard] Famran. She was b. in 
Plymouth, Mich., in 1834, and d. there July, 1884. 
He d. in Traverse City, 8 Aug., 1894. 
Issue: — 

1. Frank Jones, b. in Battle Creek, in 1857; d. 
in Denver, Col., 10 April, 1871. 

2. Flora Jones, b. in 1864, in Battle Creek, Mich. 

II. George Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 27 April, 1831 ; 

m. there first time in 1857, Lydia Whipple, dau. of 
Edwin and Lydia [Coldrin] Whipple. She was b. in 
Plymouth, Mich., about 1833 and d. there. He m. 

second time . Living in Bellville, Livingston 

county, Kansas. 

III. Elizabeth Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 7 June, 
1833; m. there in 1850, Albert Westfall, son of 
George and Eliza [ ] Westfall. 

Issue: — 

1. Ella Westfall, b. in Plainfield; m. Edward 
Nasson, and d. in Kansas. 

IV. Jane Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 4 May, 1835 ; m. 

in , Addison Whipple, son of Edwin 

and Lydia [Coldrin] Whipple. He was b. in Ply- 
mouth, Mich., in 1833. They belong to the M. E. 
church. 

Issue: — 

1. Angeline Whipple, b. in Plymouth, Mich. 

2. George Whipple, b. in Plymouth, Mich. 

3. Annette Whipple, b. in Plymouth, Mich. 

4. Mary Whipple, b. in Plymouth, Mich. 

V. Austin Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 19 Feb., 1842; 

d. on the battlefield in Jackson, Miss. He was a 
private in Co. A, 2nd Regt., Mich. Volunteers. 

VI. Mary Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 4 Nov., 1838; 
m. in Battle Creek, Mich., 6 May, 1855, John Fonda, 
son of Cornelius and Esther [Moore] Fonda. He 

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was b. in Sharron, Conn., in 1833, and d. in Battle 
Creek, Mich., 17 Oct., 1895. He was educated in 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and she is a member of the 
M. E. church. 
Issue : — 

1. Edward Fonda, b. 12 June, 1858. 

2. George Fonda, b. 1 July, i860. 

3. Frank Fonda, b. 18 Aug., 1862. 

All born in Battle Creek, Mich. 
VII. Charlotte Jones, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 10 June, 
1845; m. in Battle Creek, Mich., in 1874, Edward 
Snow, son of Ira Snow. She is a member of the 
M. E. church. No issue. 

388. 7 Alfred Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus Walcott, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in state of New Jersey, 1 Dec, 18 13 ; m. 

in , Electa Reece. He d. in Wayne 

county, Mich., in 1880. 

Their child is: — 

686. x. Eleanor, b. . 

389. 7 Samuel Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus Walcott, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in the state of New Jersey, 24 Jan . , 1 8 1 5 ; 
m. in Plymouth, Mich., 24 Dec, i835,*Jane Northrop, 
dau. of Marcena and Martha [Fullum] Northrop. She 
was b. in New York state, 2 Oct., 1819. They are 
farmers and members of the Baptist church. He d. in 
Northville, Mich., 4 March, 1881. 

Their children are: — 

687. Irving Northrop, b. in Hudson, Mich., 26 Nov., 

1838; m. Rachel A. Barnhart, dau. of Jacob 
and Lydia [Pratt] Barnhart. 

688. Eugene King, b. in Northville, Mich., 2 Sept., 

1842 ; m. Martha C. Brooks, dau. of Alexander 
S. and Amanda [Leonard] Brooks. 

689. Ardella A., b. in Salem, Washtenaw Co., Mich., 16 

Nov., 1845 ; m « Lyman L. Brooks, son of Alex- 
ander and Amanda [Leonard] Brooks. 

690. Eleanor, b. in Salem, Mich., 7 Jan., 1848; m. Ed- 

win B. Thompson, son of John J. and Lucinda 
[Bowen] Thompson. 

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691. x. Martha Belle, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 8 Feb., 

1856 ; m. Albert Shutts, son of John and Sarah 
Ann [Dekay] Shutts. 

390. 7 Hannah Jane Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus 
Walcott, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of 
the preceding, was b. in the state of New Jersey, 28 

Dec, 1816; m. in in 1837, James Ash. He was 

b. in , in 181 1 ; d. in , 24 May, 1845. She 

d. in Plymouth, Mich., 16 Nov., 1887. 

Their children are : — 

I. Eleanor Ash, b. 12 Dec, 1839; d. 10 May, 1845. 

II. Mary Jane Ash, b. 25 March, 1841 ; m. John Van- 

Inwagen; d. 29 March, 1882. 

III. Wilbur Alfred Ash, b. 7 Sept., 1842; d. 30 April, 
1844. 

391. 7 William Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus Walcott, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in the state of New Jersey, 21 May, 
18 18; m. in Battle Creek, Mich., 18 March, 1847, 

Catherine Martin, dau. of John and Elizabeth [ ] 

Martin. She was b. in Syracuse, N. Y., 1 Jan., 1829 
and is living in Battle Creek, Mich. He d. in Battle 
Creek, Mich. 

Their children are : — 

692. x. Rosa Amanda, b. in , 29 Feb., 1848; m. 

J. T. Caldwell. 

693.x. Nellie, b. in , 22 Feb., 1855; m. George 

Rockwell. 

392. 7 John Leonard Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus 
Walcott, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in the state of New Jersey, 
9 Sept., 1819; m. first time in Plymouth, Mich., in 1843, 
Matilda J. Wheeler, dau. of Aaron and Sarah [Roberts] 
Wheeler. She was b. in Bristol, N. Y., 27 April, 181 8 
and d. in Lyons, Mich., 4 May, 1852. He m. second 
time in Lyons, Mich., in 1853, Laura Jones, dau. of 

Thomas and [ ] Jones. She was b. in 

Lyons, Mich., and d. there in 1853. He m. 

third time in Milford, Mich., in 1854, Cordelia Barnes, 
dau. of Benjamin and Polly [ ] Barnes. She was 

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b. in Rochester, N. Y., 20 May, 1829 and d. in Holly, 
Mich., 21 March, 1854. He lived in the state of New- 
Jersey until 1826, then went to Plymouth, Mich, and 
lived until 1843, then went to Lyons, Mich, and stayed 
until 1865. Now lives in Holly, Mich. 
* Their children are : — 
694.x. Cicero, b. in Plymouth, Mich., in 1844; d. in 

Lyons, Mich., Oct., 1854. 
695.x. Caroline Juliet, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 4 Feb., 

1847; m. Case J. Allen. 

39^. 7 Amanda Starkweather, ( 6 Erastus Walcott, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in New York state, 14 March, 1825; m. 
in Plymouth, Mich., 24 June, 1847, Charles Height. 
She d. in Owasco, Mich., July, 1896. 

Their children are: — 

I. Willard Height, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 6 May, 1848 ; 

d. in Owasco, Mich., 6 March, 1888. 

II. Berry F. Height, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 30 July, 

1849; d. in Bennington, Mich., 18 Aug., 1858. 

III. Charles B. Height, b. in Bennington, Mich., 6 Dec, 
1852; d. there 19 Aug., 1858. 

IV. Eleanor L. Height, b. in Bennington, Mich., 30 
Sept., 1855. 

V. Ida May Height, b. in Bennington, Mich., 10 June, 

1857; d. there 24 Aug., 1858. 

VI. Harry Height, b. in Bennington, Mich., 29 Aug., 
1859; d. there 17 Sept., 1869. 

VII. Edith J. Height, b.in Caledonia, Mich. ,6 Oct., 1862. 

VIII. Mary Height, b. in Shiawassee, Mich., 21 April, 
1865. 

397. 7 Marcia Averill Starkweather, ( 6 John, 
5 John, ^Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), daughter of John 
and Lydia [Button] Starkweather, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 17 March, 1820; m. in Preston, Conn., 15 Jan., 
1839, Solomon Story Pendleton, son of William and 
Dolly [Story] [Bailey] Pendleton. He was b. in Preston, 
Conn., 17 April, 1813; d. in Preston, Conn., 8 May, 
1895. She d. in Preston, Conn., 16 June, 1895. 

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Their children are: — 

I. Charles Henry Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 14 

May, 1840; m. in Scotland, Conn., 23 Dec, 1868, 
Sarah Barrows Perry, dau. of George and Sarah 
[Gager] Perry. She was b. in Canterbury, Conn., 
5 Feb., 185 1. 
Issue: — 

1. Carrie Estella Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
14 Oct., 1869. 

2. Louis Henry Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 
22 July, 1871. 

3. Jennie Emma Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
2N0V., 1874; m. 28 March, 1894, D wight Clark 
Lathrop, son of David and Mary [Yeomans] 
Lathrop. He was b. 14 Jan., 1872. 

4. Leora Edith Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
9 Nov., 1876. 

5. Edgar Hamilton Pendleton, b. in Scotland, 
Conn., 12 Aug., 1878. 

6. John Starkweather Pendleton, b. in Scotland, 
Conn., 7 June, 1880. 

7. Helen Maud Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
20 July, 1882; d. there 26 July, 1888. 

8. Sarah Idella Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
19 Sept., 1884. 

9. Lucy Abby Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
13 Sept., 1887. 

10. Milton Perry Pendleton, b. in Scotland, 
Conn., 7 June, 1889. 

11. Grace Gager Pendleton, b. in Scotland, Conn., 
28 July, 1894. 

II. John William Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 25 

Sept., 1841 ; m. in Preston, Conn., 15 Feb., 1865, 
Jane Gertrude Pendleton, dau. of David and Mar- 
garet [Hammond] Pendleton. She was b. in Pres- 
ton, Conn., 22 Feb., 1844. He d. in Preston, Conn., 
25 July, 1891. 
Issue : — 

1. Josephine Gertrude Pendleton, b. 10 March, 
1870; m. in Norwich, Conn., in 1887, Warren 
Trumbull Whitmarsh, son of Warren and Mary 
Etta [Garrybranch] Whitmarsh. 

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Issue : — 

a. Herbert Ellwood Whitmarsh, b. 17 March, 
1888. 

b. William Arthur Whitmarsh, b. 20 Jan., 
1890. 

Both born in New London, Conn. 

2. Henry Howard Pendleton, b. 3 Jan., 1874. 

3. Alice Sherwood Pendleton, b. 22 Jan., 1882. 

4. William Walter Pendleton, b. 23 Feb., 1886. 
All born in Preston, Conn. 

III. Sarah Jane Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 30 
July, 1843; m - there 10 March, 1863, Henry Lee 
Hallett, son of Henry and Julia Ann [Bailey] Hallett. 
He was b. in Ledyard, Conn., 2 March, 1841, and d. 
in Preston, Conn., 25 June, 1872. 

Issue: — 

1. Charles Elida Hallett, b. in Preston, Conn., 
24 Sept., 1866. 

IV. Elizabeth Georgiana Pendleton, b. in Norwich, 
Conn., 2 May, 185 1 ; m. in Preston, Conn., 16 Feb., 
1870, Charles Henry Perry, son of George and 
Sarah [Eager] Perry. He was b. in Hanover, Conn. , 
9 Oct., 1846, and d. 28 Nov., 1893, in Scotland, Conn. 

Issue: — 

1. Clarence Henry Perry, b. in Preston, Conn., 4 
Dec, 1871. 

2. Annie Hill Perry, b. in Preston, Conn., 13 July, 
1874; m. in Scotland, Conn., Feb., 1895, 
Chauncy Fuller Gager, son of Arthur and Louise 
[Fuller] Gager. He was b. in Scotland, Conn., 
4 July, 1872. 

3. Wilfred Pendleton Perry, b. in Preston, Conn., 
11 April, 1876. 

4. George Nelson Perry, b. in Preston, Conn., 26 
May, 1887. 

V. Frank Story Pendleton, b. in Norwich, Conn., 5 

March, 1853; m. first time in Lisbon, Conn., 22 
Nov., 1882, Elizabeth Adams, dau. of Jeremiah and 
Eliza [Angell] Adams. She was b. in Lisbon, 
Conn., 26 June, i860 and d. there 4 April, 1885 ; m. 
second time in Preston, Conn., 29 Nov., 1888, Ger- 
trude Hortense Huntington, dau. of Albert Elijah 

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and Hortense Waity [Kenyon] Huntington. She 
was b. in Preston, Conn., 23 Sept., 1867. 
Issue : — 

1. Walter Story Pendleton, b. in Lisbon, Conn., 
18 March, 1885 ; d. there 24 Jan., 1887. 

2. Lizzie Gertrude Pendleton, b. in Scotland, 
Conn., 9 Oct., 1890. 

3. Charles Perry Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 

3 July, 1894. 

VI. Allen Starkweather Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 
26 Nov., 1856; m. there 15 April, 1884, Jennie 
[Fritts] Stake, dau.of William and Julia [Rivenburg] 
Fritts. She was b. in New York state 1 3 May, 1 860. 

VII. Eckford Gustavus Pendleton, b. in Preston, Conn., 
26 April, 1861 ; m. there 20 June, 1889, Charity 
Alice Norman, dau. Thomas and Martha [Peckham] 
Norman. She was b. in Ledyard, Conn., 8 May, 
1867. 

Issue: — 

1. Marcia Alice Pendleton, b. 6 Nov., 1893. 

2. Mildred Norman Pendleton, b. 26 Dec, 1894. 

Both born in Preston, Conn. 

398. 7 William Austin Starkweather, ( 6 John, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 16 Feb., 1822; m. 
in Milwaukee, Clackamas county, Oregon, 22 Sept., 1853, 
Eliza Gordon, dau. of Hugh and Jane [Hicklen] Gordon, 
She was b. in Jennings county, Ind., 17 Jan., 1871. 
William A. Starkweather lived in Preston, Conn., until 
March, 1846, when he went west. He says, "On my 
western trip I spent about one year in the vicinity of 
Cumberland, Md., and the central southern counties of 
Pennsylvania, (Bedford and Somerset), and then went 
to Ohio where I lived about three years in the village of 
Lockland and Reading and vicinity (about ten miles 
north of Cincinnati). In the spring of 1850 I went to the 
gold mines of California, where I spent about three 
months in unsuccessful mining. In the fall of 1850 I 
came to Clackamas county, Oregon, where I have spent 
the time since for the most part. I have been by turns 
farmer, book-agent, school teacher, a member of the 

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Oregon state constitutional convention, four years regis- 
ter of the U. S. land office at Oregon city, Oregon, with 
an occasional forty days' membership of our legislature." 
Their children are; — 

696. x. Lydia Jane, b. in Clackamas county, Oregon, 

1855 and d. there 29 Aug., 1856. 

697. x. John Hugh, b. in Clackamas county, Oregon, 

3 Nov., 1856; d. there 11 Feb., 1859. 

698. x. Eliza Ellen, b. in Clackamas county, Oregon, 

29 Dec, 1858; m. in Milwaukee, Oregon, 6 
March, 1890, Gardner Whipple. 

699. x. William Lincoln, b. in Clackamas county, Ore- 

gon, 16 Nov., i860; was unmarried in 1895. 

700. x. Mary Maria, b. in Clackamas county, Oregon, 

9 March, 1864; d. there 3 Oct., 1867. 

701. x. Victoria Bell, b. in Clackamas county, Oregon, 

26 March, 1866; d. there 4 June, 1890. 

702. x. Harvey Gordon, b. in Clackamas county, Ore- 

gon, 20 June, 1868; m. there 28 Feb., 1894, 
Mary Alice Risley, dau. of Jacob S. and Mary 
[ ] Risley. 

703. x. Ida Augusta, b. 11 Dec, 1870. 

400. 7 Henry Howard Starkweather, ( 6 John, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, ^Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 29 April, 1826; m. 
in Colchester, Conn., 16 June, 1856, Sarah Maria Fox, 
dau. of David Austin and Sarah Hough [Waterman] 
Fox. She was b. in Bozrah, Conn., 18 Oct., 1835. He 
d. in Washington, D. C, 28 Jan., 1876, while a member 
of congress. He was educated in the public schools; 
studied law and was admitted to the New London county, 
Connecticut, bar in i860. He served in the Connecti- 
cut legislature in 1856, and was a delegate from the 
state of Connecticut to the national Republican conven- 
tion that nominated Lincoln in i860, and to that which 
nominated Grant in 1868. He was chairman of the 
Republican state committee of Connecticut and a mem- 
ber of the national Republican executive committee. 
He was appointed postmaster of Norwich, Conn., in 
1861 by President Lincoln, and was reappointed in 1865 
by President Johnson. He resigned in 1866 and was 

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chosen to congress as a Republican in 1867; he was 
repeatedly re-elected serving from 4 March, 1867 to 28 
Jan., 1876. They were Baptists. 
Their children are : — 

704. x. Henry Fox, b. 13 March, 1857; d. 19 Jan., 1861, 

in Norwich, Conn. 

705. x. Lydia Maria, b. 4 July, 1859; d - 9 March, 1863, 

in Norwich, Conn. 

706. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 22 June, 1862; m. James S. 

Manning, son of Alfred C. and Elizabeth [Price] 
Manning. 

707. x. Henry Fox, b. 25 Oct., 1868 ; married and living 

in Washington, D. C, in 1898. 

708. John Austin, b. 1 Nov., 1875; m. Rosa Nichols, 

dau. of Samuel and Ann [Slingsby] Nichols. 
All the above were b. in Norwich, Conn. 

403. 'Hannah Georgiana Starkweather, 
( 6 John, 5 }ohn, *Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of 
the preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 9 June, 1833; 
m. in Norwich, Conn., 14 Oct., 1856, Charles F. Set- 
chell, son of James B. and Eliza [Butler] Setchell. He 
was b. in Norwich, Conn., 14 Sept., 1834; now living in 
Denver, Colo. 

Their children are: — 

I. Charles J. Setchell, b. in Norwich, Conn., 22 Sept., 

1858; m. 8 Jan., 1884, Fannie E. Smith, dau. of 
B. G. and Elizabeth J. [Spencer] Smith. She was 
b. in East Lyme, Conn., 27 Aug., 1859. He was a 
member of the Baptist church and the F. & A. M. 
lodge. 
Issue '. 

1. Charles Edward Setchell, b. 16 Dec, 1884; 
d. 26 April, 1886. 

2. Frank Harold Setchell, b. 26 Oct., 1887; d. 
15 May, 1895. 

II. John C. Setchell, b. in Norwich, Conn., 11 Dec, 

i860; m. Margarette Helisee. 

Issue : 

1.' Maud Starkweather Setchell, b. 27 Feb., 1891 ; 
living in Norwich, Conn. 

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III. Henry L. Setchell, b. in Norwich, Conn., i June, 
1863; m. at Colorado Springs, 9 Nov., 1892, Lalla 
R. [Smith] Silleland, dau. of Samuel Hart and Vir- 
ginia [Turnbaugh] Smith. She was b. 10 Dec., 
1868, in Marine, 111. ; living in Denver, Colo. 

Issue: — 

1. Charles Henry Setchell, b. in Denver, Colo., 
29 March, 1894. 

2. Lalla Rookh Setchell, b. in Denver, Col., 26 
Nov., 1896. 

IV. Anna Eliza Setchell, b. in Norwich, Conn., 5 May, 
1866; living unmarried in Norwich, Conn. 

V. Minnie E. Setchell, b. in Norwich, Conn., 1 Sept., 

1868; m. 8 Oct., 1890, W. Archibald S. Spalding, 
son of Chester and Mary E. [Robbins] Spalding. 
He was b. in Plainfield, Conn., 25 Jan., 1867. She 
d. in Norwich, Conn., 9 July, 1893. She graduated 
from the Norwich academy and was a member of 
the Baptist church. 
Issue : — 

1. Helen Mary Spalding, b. 18 March, 1892, in 
Norwich, Conn. 

-40-4. 7 Joseph Allan Starkweather, ( 6 J o h n , 
5 John, ^Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Preston, Conn., 16 Sept., 1835 ; m. 

in , 1 Feb., 1858, Ursula Comstock Noyes, dau. 

of William and Susan [Allen] Noyes. She was b. in 
St. Joseph, Mich., 4 Dec, 1838, and d. in Rhode Island, 
31 July, 1882. He d. in Cedar Keys, Florida, 6 May, 
1873. She m. second time 6 Oct., 1875, Ichabod M. 
Cox. 

The Starkweather children are: — 

709. Josephine Ursula, b. in , 14 Feb., 1859; m. 

Walter Francis Brown, son of John and Jane 
Maria [Medbery] Brown. 

710. x. Mary Allan, b. in , 22 Aug., 1864, a doctor 

of medicine and surgery ; did live in Providence, 
R. I. ; unmarried. She studied at the Boston 
University. 

711. x. Harry Allan, b. in , 14 Dec, 1867; lives 

in Providence, R. I. ; unmarried. 

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405. 7 J 0HN Converse Starkweather, ( 6 George 
Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest son 
of George Anson and Elizabeth Georgiana [Converse] 
Starkweather, was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 23 Feb., 
1829; m. in New York city, 17 July, 1851, Louisa A. 

Hallett, dau. of William P. and Rachel Ray [ ] Hal- 

lett. She was b. in New York city, 11 May, 1830. He d. 
in Washington, D. C, 15 Nov., 1890. He graduated 
from Union College in class of 1850 and studied law and 
was admitted to the bar in 1857. He moved to Milwaukee, 
Wis., and practiced law there until 1861. On 17 May, 
1 86 1, he was made a colonel of theist Wisconsin Volun- 
teers and took part in the battles of Falling Waters, 2 
July, 1 86 1 and of Edmunds Ferry, 29 July, 1861, and was 
mustered out on 21 Aug., 1861. Reorganizing his regi- 
ment for three years, by special order of the war depart- 
ment, he again enlisted and served in Kentucky and 
northern Alabama. He participated in the battle of 
Perry ville, Ky., 8 Oct., 1862. He also engaged at Stone 
River, 31 Dec, 1862, and 1-2 Jan., 1863, and remained on 
duty at Murfreesboro, Tenn., until 23 June, 1863. He 
was appointed brigadier general of U. S. Volunteers on 
17 July, 1863, and commanded brigades and divisions in 
the army of the Ohio, and in the army of the Cumber- 
land; participated in the attack at Chattanooga, 19-21 
Sept., 1863, where he was wounded in battles around 
Chattanooga, Tenn., 23-25 Nov., 1863, and in the assault 
and capture of Mission Ridge, Tenn. He served in the 
court-martial that tried Gen. William A. Hammond, 
surgeon general of the United States army, and after 
commanding several posts in Tennessee and Alabama, 
he was mustered out of the army on 11 May, 1865. 
After farming several years in Wisconsin and occupying 
posts of importance and trust he removed to Washing- 
ton, D. C, where he engaged in the practice of law until 
his death. 

Their children are : — 

712. x. Walter Augustus, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 12 

April, 1858; d. in Canyon, Col., 25 April, 1886. 

713. George Anson, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 20 Feb., 

i860; m. MaryGordon Waller, dau. of 

and [Edwards] Waller. 

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714. Mabel Ray, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 9 April, 1864; 

m. Guild Anderson Copeland, son of Guild and 
Elizabeth [Porter] Copeland. 

715. Rachel Field, b. in Oconomowoc, Wis., 15 April, 

1866 ; m. Harry Vanderbilt Wurdemann.M. D., 
son of John and Millie [Barnard] Wurdemann. 

716. x. Francis Morgan, b. in Oconomowoc, Wis., 21 

Feb., 1 871; d. in Phoenix, Arizona, 8 March, 
1894. 

717. x. Bessie Bush,b. in Oconomowoc, Wis., 15 Aug., 

1872; d. there 1 Sept., 1872. 

The first four children, William Hallett, John 
Converse, Louise Converse and Ida Ray, were 
born and died in Milwaukee, Wis. 

^07. 7 George Anson Starkweather, ( 6 George 
Anson, 6 John, *Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 1 March, 
1834; m. in New York city, 9 June, 1863, Frances Webb 
Morgan, dau. of Francis and Semphronia Antoinette 
[Converse] Morgan. She was b. in New York city, 24 
Dec, 1838. He d. in New York city, 20 Nov., 1883. 
He was a colonel of New York's 12th Regiment of 
Artillery. 

Their child is: — 

718. Antoinette Converse, b. in New York city, 10 

March, 1864; m. John Kingsburg Burgess, son 
of Edward Phillips and Mary [Kingsburg] Bur- 
gess. 

-409. 7 Elizabeth Georgiana Starkweather, 
( 6 George Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 
in 1838; m. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 5 Sept., 1865, 

Samuel Bush. He was b. in ; d. in , 4 

March, 1889. She d. in , 13 Sept., 1887. 

Their child was: — 
I. George Starkweather Bush, b. 1 Feb., 1866. 

-410.* 7 William Henry Starkweather, ( 6 George 
Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 27 Feb., 
1840; m. in Lockport, N. Y., 15 April, 1868, 'Mary 

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Louisa Parsons, dau. of William and Rebecca [Hosmer] 
Parsons. She was b. in Lockport, N. Y., 1 1 June, 1843. 
He is a merchant and manufacturer; lived in Coopers- 
town, N. Y., until Dec, 1857; then he moved to Milwau- 
kee, Wis., where they now live. He was educated in 
Cooperstown schools and college of Cherry Valley, 
N. Y. He was quartermaster sergeant of 1st Wiscon- 
sin Infantry. Enlisted April, 1861 and discharged 
Aug., 1861 ; he then went in the Military R. R. of West 
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Newberne, N. C. He served 
four years as alderman of Milwaukee, Wis. 
Their children are : — 

719. x. William Gustavus, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 13 

Sept., 1869. 

720. x. Frederick Edwin, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 2 Sept., 

1872; d. there 14 Aug., 1873. 

721. x. Robert Parsons, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 27 Nov., 

1874. 

722. x. Jessie Converse, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 13 June, 

1877. 

-411. 7 Fredertck Tiffany Starkweather, ( 6 George 
Anson, 5 John, 'Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), b. in 
Cooperstown, N. Y., 14 Oct., 1841 ; m. in Cooperstown, 
N. Y., 14 June, 1866, Annie Pomeroy Nelson, dau. of 
Judge Samuel and Catherine Ann [Russell] Nelson. 

She was b. in ,23 Nov., 1842, and now lives in 

Cooperstown, N. Y. He d. in , 4 Feb., 1884. 

Their children are : — 

723.x. Nelson Converse, b. in , 4 April, 1867 ; d. 

in ,30 Oct., 1884. 

724. x. Frederick Russell, b. in , 19 Aug., 1869; 

d. in , 13 May, 1870. 

725. Anna Nelson, b. in , 13 June, 1871 ; in. 

William Beach Olmsted, son of Levi and Maria 
M. [Beach] Olmsted. 

726. x. William Russell, b. in , 14 Aug., 1876. 

727. x. Katherine Elizabeth, b. in , 20 Dec, 1877. 

-412. 7 Charles Austin Starkweather, ( 6 George 
Anson, 5 John, 'Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., 29 July, 

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1843 ; m - i n Long Island, N. Y., 16 Sept., 1864, Marcia 

M. Gardner, dau. of Henry L. and Frances M. [ ] 

Gardner. She was b. in , 31 July, 1846. No 

children. 

•418. 7 George Anson Starkweather, ( 6 William, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, iRobert), son of William 
and Keziah[Benjamin]Starkweather, was b. in Plymouth, 
Wayne county, Mich., 20 Feb., 1826; m. in Plymouth, 
Mich., 27 Aug., 1865, Amelia Haywood, dau. of Eben- 
ezer and Almira [Scott] Haywood. She was b. in Nan- 
kin, Mich., 16 Aug., 1844. He was the second white 
child born in the township, and is a farmer and lawyer 
near Plymouth, Mich. They belong to the Presbyterian 
church. 

Their children are: — 
728.x. Mary Keziah, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 17 Jan., 

1866. 
729. x. Blanche, b. in Plymouth, Mich., 12 Aug., 1868. 

-419. 7 Helen M. Starkweather, ( 6 William, 5 John, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Plymouth, Mich., 20 June, 1828; m. there 10 
April, 1850, Dr. M. A. Mosher. They live in Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 

Their children are: 

I. Helen C. Mosher, b. in ,21 April, 185 1; m. 

George A. Neeves. 

II. Alice S. Mosher, b. in , 29 Dec, 1853; m. 

William B. Neeves. 

III. Infant son, b. in , 1854; d. there the same 

year. 

IV. Anna S. Mosher, b. in , 10 Oct., 1857; d. in 

, 29 Dec, 1862. 

V. Infant son, b. in ,23 July, 1855; d. there the 

same year. 

VI. Cora S. Mosher, b. in , 28 May, i860; d. in 

, 8 Jan., 1863. 

VII. Inez Mosher, b. in ,22 April, 1866; d. in 

, 19 Sept., 1867. 

VIII. Isabelle B. Mosher, b. in , 5 Oct., 1870. 

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-423. 7 Anna Maria Starkweather, ( 6 David Austin, 
5 John, ^Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), dau. of David 
Austin and Elizabeth [Page] [Evans] Starkweather, was 
b. in Canton, Ohio, 4 Aug., 1837; m. in Hudson, Ohio, 
12 Sept., 1 86 1, Allan Thomas Brinsmade, son of Zach- 
ariah Prindle and Louisa Nancy [Taylor] Brinsmade. 
He was b. in Claridon, Geauga county, Ohio, 29 March, 
1837. He was a U. S. district attorney ; also was a state 
senator and city attorney for Cleveland, Ohio. 

Their children are : — 

I. Isabel Louisa Brinsmade, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 5 

Sept., 1862 ; m. Francis M. Start. She d. in 1894. 

II. Thomas Clark Brinsmade, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 3 

April, 1870; m. Lillian M. Houk. 

-426. 7 Virginia Starkweather, ( 6 David Austin, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Canton, Ohio, 24 July, 1844; m. in 
Hudson, Ohio, 13 Dec, i860, Robert Livingston Hadly, 
M. D., son of J. L. and Amelia [Hadly] Hadly. He 
was b. in Davidson county, Tenn., 24 Jan., 1839. She 
d. in 4th Dist., Davidson county, Tenn., 4 June, 1875. 
He was educated in the Western Military Institute in 
Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from the Nashville 
Medical College. They are Presbyterians and he is 
living in Edgefield, Tenn. 

Their children are: — 

I. John L. Hadly, b. in Davidson county, Tenn., 20 

Sept., 1 86 1 ; m. there 28 Sept., 1890, Mary Elizabeth 
Harpool, dau. of Andrew Johnson and Caroline 
[Leachhost] Harpool. She was b. in Manchester, 
Tenn., 13 March, 1871. They are Presbyterians. 

Issue : 

1. Virginia Starkweather Hadly, b. in Davidson 

county, Tenn., 24 Feb., 1893. 

2. Evelyne Hadly, b. in Davidson county, Tenn., 
11 May, 1895. 

II. Virginia Evelyne Hadly, b. in Davidson county, 

Tenn., 16 Feb., 1866; m. in Nashville, Tenn., 17 
Jan., 1882, Charles Goodwin Pearcy, son of Gilbert 



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and Margaret [Sanderson] Pearcy. He was b. in 
Tonawanda, N. Y., 3 Sept., 1857. Presbyterians. 
Issue : — 

1. Robert Livingston Pearcy, b. 10 March, 1883 ; 
d. 29 June, 1898. 

2. Margaret Virginia Pearcy, b. 4 Feb., 1885 ; m. 
21 Jan., 1902, Rev. Benjamin Hollowell Frank- 
lin. 

3. Lillian Pearcy, b. 16 Feb., 1887. 

4. Alma Starkweather Pearcy, b. 11 Nov., 1889. 

5. Pauline Payne Pearcy, b. 19 March, 1893 ; d. 
15 June, 1894. 

6. Charles Goodwin Pearcy, b. 5 Nov., 1896. 

All b. in Davidson county, Tenn. 
III. Amelia Hadly, b. in Davidson county, Tenn., 2 
July, 1869; d. there 24 Sept., 1871. 

4»29. 7 Helen Augusta Starkweather, ( 6 William, 
5 William, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), dau. of Wil- 
liam and Charlotte [Hardman] Starkweather, was b. in 
Newark, N. J., 3 July, 1838; m. there 10 Jan., i860, 

Michael J. Corrigan, son of . He was b. in 

Dublin, Ireland, 5 Aug., 1833, and is living in Newark, 

N.J. 

Their children are : — 

I. William T. Corrigan, b. in Newark, N. J., 13 Dec, 

i860; m. there 25 June, 1885, Amelia C. Hunkle, 

dau. of . He is a merchant in New York 

city. 

II. George McClellan Corrigan, b. in Newark, N. J., 15 

Nov., 1862; d. there 4 April, 1863. 

III. Henry A. Corrigan, b. in Newark, N. J., 3 May, 
1865; d. there 25 May, 1865. 

-430. 7 Mary Adelaide Starkweather, ( 6 William, 
5 William, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Newark, N. J., 9 Aug., 1840; m. 
there 8 July, 1873, Charles F. H. Bach. He was b. 

; d. in Newark, N. J., about 1875. She d. in 

Newark, N. J., 7 March, 1875. 

They had no children. 



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-431. 7 John Dercy Starkweather, ('William, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Newark, N. J., 7 Feb., 1843; m - 
there 29 Dec., 1863, Jane McCornac, dau. of Samuel 
and Mary [Sheldon] McCornac. She was b. in Pater- 
son, N. J., 19 May, 1845. She is living in Newark, 
N. J., and is a nurse. He d. in Newark, N. J., 13 Jan., 
1893. They were members of the Universalist church 
and he was member of the lodge of Knights of Honor. 

Their children are: — 

730. Minnie C, b. in Newark, N. J., 1 Oct., 1864; m. 

David Rutan. 

731. x. Nettie Ardell, b. in Newark, N. J., 3 Feb., 

1872 ; d. there 29 Nov., 1875. 

732. x. William C, b. in Newark, N. J., 1 June, 1866; 

d. there in 1866. 
733.x. Dercy F., b. in Newark, N. J., 3 March, 1880. 

-432. 7 Henrietta Dercy Starkweather, ('Wil- 
liam, 5 William, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), sister 
of the preceding, was b. in Newark, N. J., 4 July, 1845 ; 
m. there 30 Nov., 1865, Stephen C. Fordham. He was 

b. ; d. in Newark, N. J., 15 March, 1897. She 

d. in Newark, N. J., 3 May, 1886. 

They had no children. 

-433. 7 Richard Davis Starkweather, ('Augus- 
tus, 5 William, ^Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest 
child of Augustus and Julia Amanda [Davis] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Williamstown, Mass., 13 Nov., 1836; 
m. first time in Ballston Spa, N. Y., 20 Dec, i860, 

Mary Eliza Thayer, dau. of . She was b. in 

, 15 May, 1837; d. in Troy, N. Y., 3 Oct., 1887; 

m. second time in Buffalo, N. Y., 3 Aug., 1892, Jane 
Wickes, dau. of William Harvey and Jane [Kerr] 
Wickes. She was b. near Sand Lake, N. Y., 12 Dec, 
1849. They belong to the Presbyterian church. He is 
a merchant in Troy, N. Y., and a member of the lodge 
of Mount Zion, F. and A. M., Apollo chapter. 

His children are: — 
734.x. Richard Lee, b. in Troy, N. Y., 1 Oct., 1861; 
d. there 19 March, 1863. 

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735. George Worthington, b. in Troy, N. Y., 24 Jan., 

1867; m. Janet Burr, dau. of George A. and 
Kate M. [Seager] Burr. 

736. Jessie Davis, b. in Troy, N. Y., 12 May, 1868; m. 

Fred M. Cummings, son of Mark F. and Carrie 
M. [Wood] Cummings. 
717. x. John Thayer, b. in Troy, N. Y., 6 June, 1875. 

-^S^. 7 Augustus Homer Starkweather, ^Augus- 
tus, 5 William, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Troy, N. Y., 6 April, 1841 ; 
m. there 14 June, 1864, Helen Adella Wright, dau. of 
Allen M. and Caroline [Beebe] Wright. She was b. in 
East Bloomfleld, N. Y., 7 May, 1842. He was edu- 
cated in Massachusetts. In 1856 he moved to New 
York state; in 1870 went to Michigan, and in 1871 to 
Minnesota where he now resides. 

Their children are : — 
738.x. Richard Homer, b. in Fulton, N. Y., 2 Feb., 
1867; d. there 12 March, 1867. 

739. x. Helen Blanche, b. in Middleville, Mich., 21 Nov., 

1870. 

740. x. Frank Augustus, b. in St. Paul, Minn., 22 Sept., 

i873- 

741. x. Nellie Jennie Davis, b. in St. Paul, Minn., 18 

Jan., 1876. 

-43.5. 7 Ella Starkweather, ( 6 Henry, 5 William, 
4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), daughter of Henry and 

Lucinda D. [Reid] Starkweather, was b. in ; m. 

in , 1852, Ex-Gov. John Thompson Hoffman, son 

of . He was b. in Sing Sing, N. Y., 10 Jan., 

1828; d. in , 1888. She d. in New York city, 

7 Nov., 1892. John T. Hoffman graduated from Union 
College in class of 1846 and then studied law; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Jan., 1849. He joined the Tam- 
many organization in 1854. He was elected recorder 
in i860 and in 1863; in July, 1863, he delivered severe 
sentences against persons who had been engaged in the 
draft riots. He was elected by the Democrats, mayor 
of New York city in 1865 ; again in 1867. He was first 
nominated a candidate for governor in 1866 and was 
defeated by R. E. Fenton, but in 1868 was renominated 

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and elected, and again in 1870. His public papers were 
published (Albany, 1872). 
Their children died young. 

^36. 7 Henry Clark Starkweather, ( 6 Elisha, 
5 Ephraim, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest son of 
Elisha and Betsey [Fitch] Starkweather, was b. in 
Windham, Conn., 15 Aug., 1826; m. first time in Prov- 
idence, R. I., 22 Nov., 1847, Ann W. Wheeler, dau. 
of Ira T. Wheeler of Windham. They were married by 

Rev. L. F. Barney; m. second time in , 1856, 

Ellen Dillaby ; m. third time in , 1865, Sarah D. 

Burdick. In 1845 he went to Providence, R. I., where 
he was employed in the bleaching and dyeing business 
until 1855 when he removed to Norwich, Conn., where 
he was engaged in the same business until 1862, at which 
time he went to Plainfield, Conn. He has been assess- 
or of taxes, justice of the peace, county commissioner 
three years and represented the town in the legislature 
of the state in 1 874*. In January, 1 886, he was appointed 
postmaster of Plainfield, which office he now holds, 
(1889). 

His children are : — 

742. x. Festus L., b. . 

743.x. Emma A., b. . 

744. x. Hattie B., b. . 

745.x. Henry S., b. . 

437. 7 Abel Fitch Starkweather, ( 6 Elisha, 
5 Ephraim, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in Windham, Conn., 25 July, 1832; 
m. first time there 8 Aug., 1864, Mary Ann Avery, dau. 
of Alfred and Fanny S. [Wheeler] Avery. She was b. 
in Windham, Conn., 11 July, 1844; d. there 11 May, 
1873; m. second time in Franklin, Conn., 9 Dec, 1874, 
Sarah Emma Ladd, dau. of Lewis and Abigail [Robin- 
son] Ladd. She was b. in Franklin, Conn., 5 June, 
1838. He is a lumber dealer and lives in Norwich, Conn. 

His children are : — 
746. x. Henry Avery, b. in Windham, Conn., 12 Aug., 

1866. 
747.x. Alfred Chase, b. in Windham, Conn., 12 Nov., 

1869. 

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748. x. Arthur, b. in Windham, Conn., 7 May, 1873. 

749. x. George Everett, b. in Willimantic, Conn., 7 

May, 1876. 

750. x. Marv Emma, b. in Franklin, Conn., 17 April, 

1878. 

751. x. Louis Ladd, b. in Franklin, Conn., 10 Feb., 1882. 
The son Arthur was adopted by his aunt. 

-439. 7 Cyrus Alexander Starkweather, ^Alex- 
ander Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), oldest son of Alexander Stewart and Mary 
[Clark] Starkweather, was b. in Feeding Hills, Mass., 
24 June, 1824; m. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 1843, 
M. Parmelia Bartlett, dau. of Truman Bartlett. She 
was b. in Granby, Mass., in 1824. He d. in California 
in 1865. He was educated in the West Springfield 
academy and was a member of the F. and A. M. lodge. 
They were members of the Congregational church. 

Their children are: — 
752.x. Olive, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 1843; d. 

there in 1848. 
753. x. George, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 1845 I d. 

in Holyoke, Mass., 12 Oct., 1890. 
754.x. Helen, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 26 June, 

1846; m. . 

755.x. Julia A., b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 13 July, 

1848 ; m. . 

756.x. Emily, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., in i860; d. 

in Holyoke, Mass., 4 March, 1890. 

^^O. 7 Maria Theresa Starkweather, ^Alex- 
ander Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Feeding 
Hills, Mass., 17 Dec, 1827; m. in Chicopee Falls, 
Mass., 5 Nov., 1846, Edward Fitzgerald. He was b. in 
Killarney, Ireland, 12 Sept., 1827; d. in Ware, Mass., 
12 Oct., 1864. He lived in Chicopee Falls, Mass., until 
1847, then went to Ware, Mass. They were members 
of the Congregational church. 

Their children are: — 

I. John Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 12 Sept., 1847. 

II. Ellen Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 8 Jan., 1850; 

d. there 22 Aug., 1851. 

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III. Joseph Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 9 Dec, 185 1 ; 
d. there 2 Feb., 1853. 

IV. Nellie Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 12 Feb., 1854. 

V. Julia Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 11 Nov., 1855; 

d. there 25 July, 1856. 

VI. Edward Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 25 May, 
1857; d. there 4 Feb., 1879. 

VII. Margaret Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 5 Feb., 
i860. 

VIII. Maria Fitzgerald, b. in Ware, Mass., 2 May, 
1861 ; d. there 2 Sept., 1862. 

4"41. 'Elizabeth Helen Starkweather, (^Alex- 
ander Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Norwalk, 
Ohio, 8 June, 1830; m. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 
1855, William H. Wendell, son of Sidney and Maria 

[ ] Wendell. He was b. in Utica, N. Y., in 1828. 

They are members of the Baptist church, and lived in 
Chicopee Falls from 1832 to 1858; Utica, N. Y., until 
1868; Springfield, Mass., until 1873; Williamstown, 
Mass., to present time. 

Their child is: — 
I. Ida Wendell, b. in Utica, N. Y., 10 Nov., 1859. 

4"42. 7 Jane Aseneth Starkweather, ( 6 Alexander 
Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Chenango, N. Y., 

12 Jan., 1836; m. in , James Jones Crosier, son 

of George and [Jones] Crosier. He was b. in 

Chicopee, Mass., in 1836. She d. in Williamstown, 
Mass., 25 Oct., 1894. They belonged to the Episcopal 
church. He was educated in Chicopee High school, 
and is a member of I. O. G. T. lodge. He was a pri- 
vate in Co. K, 31st Regt., Massachusetts Vol., enlisted 
16 Aug. and discharged in 1865. 

Their child is: — 
I. Lizzie J. Crosier, b. in Utica, N. Y., in 1861. 

-44^3. 7 Mary Louisa Starkweather, ( 6 Alexander 
Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Chicopee Falls, 
Mass., 20 June, 1840; m. first time in Utica, N. Y., 9 

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Nov., i860, Thomas H. Baker, Jr., son of Thomas H. 
Baker. He was b. in Utica, N. Y., in 1840 and was 
killed in the battle of Little Washington, N. C, in 1864. 
He was a private in Co. E, nth Regt. of Vermont. 
Enlisted April, 1864 and d. June, 1864. She lived in 
Utica, N. Y., from i860 to '64; Holyoke, Mass., until 
1870; Wilmington, Vt., to present time; m. second 
time Joseph Willett. 

Her child is: — 
I. Thomas H. Baker, b. in Utica, N. Y., 1 December, 
1861. 

4,4,4,. 7 Martha Ann Starkweather, ( 6 Alexander 
Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Chicopee Falls, 
Mass., 17 March, 1845; m. in Springfield, Mass., 30 
March, 1867, Pliny Jones Crafts, son of Ex-Mayor Ros- 
well Parsons and Delia Charlotte [Jones] Crafts. He 
was b. in Holyoke, Mass., 9 Feb., 1844; d. there 7 Apr., 
1886. He was educated in Holyoke public school, New 
Haven Military school and Comer's Business College of 
Boston, Mass. He belonged to the Connecticut Valley 
lodge of Knights of Pythias. 

Their children are : — 

I. Roswell Pliny Crafts, b. in Holyoke, Mass., 30 Dec, 

1871. 

II. Delia Charlotte Crafts, b. in Holyoke, Mass., 8 

Feb., 1873. 

III. Mae Louise Crafts, b. in Holyoke, Mass., 9 July, 
1881. 

<4<45. 7 Samuel Starkweather, ("Alexander Stew- 
art, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Chicopee Falls, 
Mass., 26 March, 1847; m. in Pownal, Vt., 25 Oct., 
1872, Addie Jane Spooner, dau. of Charles L. and 
Eunice [Fowler] Spooner. She was b. in Williamstown, 
Mass., 30 April, 1848. He was educated in Chicopee 
Falls, Mass. ; Utica, N, Y., from '53 to '64; graduated 
from Utica Business College in 1867 and is now a paper 
hanger and decorator in Williamstown, Mass., where 
he has been the constable and prosecutive officer. He 
was a private in Co. D, 16th N. Y. H. S. Regt. En- 

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listed 5 Dec, 1864 and was discharged 15 May, 1865. 
They are Congregationalists. 
Their children are : — 

757. x. Cyrus Henry, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 6 June, 

1874. 

758. x. Daisy, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 20 Sept., 1876; 

d. there 19 March, 1897. 

4"46. 7 Ruth Adelia Starkweather, ( 6 Alexander 
Stewart, 5 Cyrus Alexander, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 
7 Feb., 1849; m. in Bennington, Vt., 8 Sept., 1872, 
Royal Quincy Wilcox, son of Willard and Polly [Scott] 
Wilcox. He was b. in Halifax, Vt., 6 Oct., 1842, and 
was educated in Stamford, Vt. He is a hotel-keeper 
and resides in Jacksonville, Vt. He is a Knight of 
Honor and a member of the F. and A. M. lodge. They 
lived in North Adams, Mass., from 1872 to '75 *> Stam- 
ford, Vt., until 1880; Jacksonville, Vt., up to present 
time ; are members of the Universalist church. 

Their children are : — 

I. Carrie Polly Wilcox, b. in North Adams, Mass., 14 

Oct., 1873. 

II. Willard Alexander Wilcox, b. in Stamford, Vt., 11 

Dec, 1878. 

-450. 7 George Anson Starkweather, ( 6 Thomas, 
5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of Thomas 
and Hannah [Starkweather] [Park] [Foabes]Starkweath- 
er, was b. in Waymart, Wayne county, Pa., 7 Nov., 
182 1 ; m. in South Canaan, Pa., 1 Feb., 1844, Rumanda 
Lee,dau. of * G Horace and f 6 Catherine[Hamlin] Lee. She 
was b. in South Canaan, Pa., 4 Feb., 1821, and d. in 
Waymart, Pa., 12 July, 1896. He d. in Waymart, Pa., 11 
Aug., 1904, was a lawyer and merchant. He attended 
the district schools and taught his first school in Canaan 
Corners (now Waynesville), Pa. ; later taught in Kings- 
ton, Pa. He studied law under Andrew Reader of Eas- 
ton, Pa., who was afterward governor of Kansas. He 
served as auditor of Wayne county in the year 1847. 

♦Note.— 6Horace, 5Vena, *Elon, 3Ebenezer, 2Edward Lee of the Saybrook Colony- 
settled in Guilford, Conn., in 1675. Savage says Edward is the son of Hugh Lees. 

+NOTE.— 6Catherine, 5Harris, ^William, 3Nathaniel, ^William, iGiles Hamlin of 
Middletown, Conn., 1654. 

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He was clerk for the township of Canaan a number of 
years, also school director and one of the examining board 
of teachers. He ran for representative in 1 8 5 9 in Wayne 
county, on the Democratic ticket and was defeated by 
only thirty-four votes while the rest of the ticket was 
defeated by several hundred. He received every vote 
in Canaan township, in or near which he had lived all 
his life. He took charge of the tavern after his father's 
death and kept it until 1861 ; then he moved to Waymart, 
Pa. , where he has been auditor for the borough, overseer 
of the poor, justice of the peace and assessor. He was a 
mercantile appraiser for Wayne county two years. He 
and R. P. Patterson built a sole-leather tannery in Way- 
mart in 1859 which was destroyed by fire. He had inter- 
est in other tanneries, besides a number of stores. He 
was a charter member of the Waymart lodge, No. 542, 
F. and A. M. in 1876, being senior warden that year. 
Prior to this, in 1843, ne joined the Honesdale lodge. 
He was a member of Freedon lodge, No. 88, I. O.of O.F. 
in Honesdale, in 1844; later he joined the lodge in South 
Canaan. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Sunday 
school when it was organized in 1828, in Canaan township 
and was a regular attendant since, serving as secretary 
from 1870 to 1904. He is said to have "lived a life 
above reproach, assisting worthy charities, and ever 
ready to help the needy and all religious denominations. " 
His wife is spoken of as "a very good woman, doing all 
that she could for the cause of right. Many received 
help from her kindly influence, who never knew from 
whence it came." Their home was seldom without 
guests; all were made welcome. Episcopals. 
Their children are: — 

759. Emilius Thomas, b. in Waynesville, Pa., 9 Jan., 

1846; m. Elizabeth Ann Donat, dau. of John 
and Letitia [Barnes] Donat. 

760. x. Amarantha Lucidus, b. in Waynesville, Pa., 14 

Dec, 1847; d. there 14 July, 1850. 

761. x. Rosetta Hamlin, b. in Waynesville, Pa., 28 Jan., 

1850; d. there 10 Dec, 1856. 

762. Belle Althea, b. in Waynesville, Pa., 4 Aug., 1852 ; 

m. Dr. William Johnson Taylor, son of Richard 
and Sarah [Connor] Taylor. 

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763. x. Lilla Isador, b.in Waynesville, Pa., 9 Nov., 1854; 

d. there 2 May, 1855. 

764. Horace Palmer, b.in Waynesville, Pa., 2 3 July, 1856 ; 

m. Nora Bunting, dau. of Howard and Mary 
[Nortan] Bunting. 

765. x. Morella Howe, b. in Waynesville, Pa., 14 June, 

1858 ; graduated from the Kutztown, Pa., State 
Normal school in class of 1886, receiving the 
degree of M. E. from the state of Pennsylvania, 
and later graduated as a trained nurse from 
the New York city training school. She is 
now located in New York city, and is unmar- 
ried. 

766. Florence Marion, b. in Waynesville, Pa., 22 June, 

i860; m. Luther Bryant, son of Richard and 
Margaret [Hain] Bryant. 
767.x. George Arthur, b. in Waymart, Pa., 18 June, 
1862; m. Louise Johns in Chicago, 111., 29 
Aug., 1897. She was b. in Baltimore, Md., 13 
June, 1873. 
Issue : — 

Joseph Henry, b. in Chicago, 111., 1 Feb., 
1903. 
768. Carlton Lee, b. in Waymart, Pa., 20 Oct., 1864; 
m. Jennie [Jones] Atkinson, dau. of Dr. Eicon 
and *Jane Catherine [Ratcliffe] Jones. 

-451. 7 Dan Starkweather, ( 6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b.in Waymart, Pa., 26 Feb., 1824; m. in Johns- 
town, N. Y.,14 June, 1853, Jane Ann Edwards, dau. of 
Daniel and Sally [Wells] Edwards. She was b. in Johns- 
town, N. Y., 24 Aug., 1833. He d. in New York city, 
7 Sept., 1862. He attended school at the academy in 
Oxford, N. Y., and received private instruction from a 
clergyman in Easton, Pa. He taught in Hollidaysburg, 
Pa., when twenty years old. After his father's death, 
he ran his father's large farm until he traded his half 
with David Lester for property in New Jersey. Then 

*NOTE.— Jane C Ratcliffe was the daughter of Richard Ratcliffe who was a son of 
Robert Ratcliffe, who married Anner Boiling, the daughter of Robert Boiling, who 
was the son of Col. John Boiling, who was the son of Maj. John Boiling who mar- 
ried Miss Blair, a daughter of John Blair who married Miss Rolfe who was the 
daughter of Thomas Rolfe, a son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas. 

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he was engaged by Capt. Flour to take charge of the 
office in the Pacific Hotel in New York city, which posi- 
tion he resigned after about three years and became one 
of the partners in the firm known as Quackenbush & Co. , 
a wholesale boot and shoe firm. After the Civil War 
broke out, he started in the sutler's business. When 
in Newberne, South Carolina, he went to New York to 
buy goods and load a sloop ; while there he over-exerted 
himself, was taken sick and never recovered. He d. at 
his home in New York city. 
Their children are: — 

769. Thomas, b. in Johnstown, N. Y., 12 June, 1854; 

m. Amy Rozelle Case, dau. of Newcomb Bas- 
sett and Amy Ellen [Rivenburg] Case. 

770. x. John Converse, b. in Jersey City, N. J., 11 Oct., 

1856; is a glove cutter and money lender, liv- 
ing unmarried in Johnstown, N. Y. 

771. Daniel Edwards, b. in New York city, 1 Oct., 1858 ; 

m. Kittie Louise Higgins, dau. -of Giles and 
Lucy [PlaceJ Higgins. 

4-5*2,. 7 Mary Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Leonard 
and Sarah [Stanton] Starkweather, was b. in Waymart, 
Pa., 21 Sept., 1820; m. there 1 Feb., 1844, Luther 
West, son of Luther and Silva [Clark] West. She d. in 
Waymart, Pa., 4 Aug., 1844. No children. 

-453. 7 Olive Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Waymart, Pa., 23 June, 1823 ; m. there 5 Jan., 
1842, George Hubbard, son of Abel and Elizabeth 

[ ] Hubbard. He was b. in , 23 Oct., 1812 

and d. in Waymart, Pa., 6 Sept., 1868. She d. in Car- 
bondale, Pa., 23 June, 1891. 

Their children are : — 

I. Mary Elizabeth Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 16 

Jan., 1843. She is a member of the Episcopal 
church, is unmarried and lives in Carbondale, Pa. 

II. George Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 13 Nov., 1844. 

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III. Angeline Louisa Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., I 
July, 1846; m. there 8 May, 1866, Silas Albert 
McMullen, son of Silas Kellem and Lydia [Conke- 
lyn] McMullen. He was b. in . 

Issue: — 

1. Helen McMullen, b. 16 Jan., 1878; d. 24 April, 
1878. 

2. Nettie McMullen, b. 28 Sept., 1881 ; d. 8 Feb., 
1882. 

3. Silas Albert McMullen, b. 29 June, 1883. 

All born and their death occurred in Carbondale, Pa. 

IV. Charles A. Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 18 June, 
1848; m. first time in Wilson, Minn., in 1869, Mary 
McDougal, dau. of John and Mary [McNichol] 
McDougal. She was b. in Canada, 13 March, 1846; 
d. in Carbondale, Pa., 21 Sept., 1887; m. second 
time in Carbondale, Pa., 18 Feb., 1890, Elizabeth 
[Forrester] Williams, dau. of Walter and Elizabeth 
[Douglass] Forrester. She was b. in Carbondale, 
Pa. 

Issue: — 

1. Mabel Hubbard, b. in Wilson, Winona county, 
Minn., 14 May, 1870; m. first time in Carbon- 
dale, Pa., 24 April, 1889, Allen O. Williams, 
son of Henry and Emeline [McDonald] Wil- 
liams. He was b. 24 July, i860, in Lousdale, 
Pa., and d. 6 March, 1891, in Carbondale, Pa. ; 
m. second time in Carbondale, Pa., 24 Aug., 

1894, Robert Williams, son of Otis and Eliza- 
beth [Forrester] Williams. He was b. in 
Nicholson, Pa., 17 Sept., 1867. 

Issue: — 

a. Mary Hubbard Williams, b. 20 Aug., 1890, 
in Carbondale, Pa. 

b. Douglas Williams, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 
15 July, 1896. 

2. Florence E. Hubbard, b. in Wilson, Minn., 
28 Jan., 1872 ; m. in Windsor, N. Y., 16 Aug., 

1895, Frederick Mitchell, son of John Andrew 
and Annie [Burrell] Mitchell. He was b. in 
Devoran, Cornwall, Eng., 10 Sept., 1871. 



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3. Louise Hubbard, b. in Wilson, Minn., 28 Jan., 
1872; m. in Carbondale, Pa., 24 Aug., 1890, 
George Williams, son of Henry and Emeline 
[McDonald] Williams. He was b. in Clifford, 
Pa., 15 April, 1866. 

4. Olive Hubbard, b. in Wilson, Minn., 13 Oct., 
1874; m. in Carbondale, Pa., 30 May, 1892, 
Joseph Coogan, son of Joseph and Lydia 
[Finch] Coogan. He was b. in Carbondale, 
Pa., 4 April, 1867. 

5. Ella E. Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 21 
Dec, 1875; m. in Windsor, N. Y., 29 Aug., 
1894, George S. Millen, son of Thomas and 

Frances [ ] Millen. He was b. in New 

Hampton, N. J., 8 July, 1872. 

6. Maud Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 5 July, 
1877; m. in Carbondale, Pa., 14 July, 1896, 
Andrew R. Gramer, son of William H. and 
Minnie [Shutz] Gramer. He was b. 10 Feb., 
1877. 

7. Fred Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 19 Oct., 

1879. 

8. Blanche Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 11 
June, 1882. 

9. Eva Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 25 Dec, 
1886. 

10. Edith Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 6 
May, 1890. 

V. Edward Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 4 Dec, 

1 851; lives unmarried in Carbondale, Pa. He is a 
R. R. conductor. 

VI. Sarah Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 6 July, 1853; 
m. in Carbondale, Pa., 5 Sept., 1877, William H. 
Histed, son of Stephen and Adelia[Bunnell]Histed. 
He was b. in Waymart, Pa., 14 Feb., 185 1. She d. 
in Carbondale, Pa., 17 Nov., 1899. 

Issue: — 

1. Frank Histed, b. 24 April, 1878. 

2. VanAllen Histed, b. 19 Sept., 1887. 

3. Ruth Histed, b. 5 March, 1889. 

All born in Carbondale, Pa. 

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VII. William Henry Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 10 
Oct., 1856; m. first time in Bradford, Pa., 23 Dec., 
1882, Hannah Brown, dau. of Henry Brown. She 

was b. in , and d. inCarbondale, Pa., 23 Dec, 

1883; m. second time in Carbondale, Pa., 14 Feb., 
1886, Minnie Louise Gramer, dau. of William Henry 
and Minnie [Shutz] Gramer. She was b. in Hones- 
dale, Pa., 16 July, 1859. He is a mechanic and 
lives in Carbondale, Pa. 

Issue: — 

1. Helen Gramer Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 
16 July, 1891. 

VIII. Frank Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 30 Nov., 
1859; m - in Carbondale, Pa., 30 Oct., 1889, Euphe- 
mia Simpson, dau. of Andrew and Martha [Stephens] 
Simpson. She was b. in Carbondale, Pa., 26 Sept., 
1 861. 

Issue : — 

1. Andrew Simpson Hubbard, b. in Carbondale, 
Pa., 26 Feb., 1891. 

IX. Fred Hubbard, b. in Waymart, Pa., 29 March, 
1866; d. there 22 Aug., 1868. 

4^5-4. 7 Angeline Louisa Starkweather, (^Leon- 
ard, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 29 July, 1825; m. 
there 13 Jan., 1848, Roswell Peak Patterson, son of 
Daniel and Matilda [Peak] Patterson. He was b. in 
Lansingville, Delaware county, N. Y., 26 April, 1822; 
d. in Carbondale, Pa., 21 Sept., 1899. She d. in Car- 
bondale, Pa., 17 Feb., 1901. Roswell P. Patterson was 
a young man with more than ordinary tact and energy 
for business. He was with his uncle Henry Dart five 
years at Honesdale, Pa., then in 1848 he ran a hotel 
and store in Waymart, Pa. He took charge of G. L. 
Morse's sole-leather tannery and made it a success 
financially. He returned to the Leonard Starkweather 
homestead and he and Geo. A. Starkweather, Esq., 
built a tannerv in Waymart which was burned down and 
then rebuilt. ' Mr. Starkweather then sold out his in- 
terest to Levi K. Alden. In a few years it was burned 
down and never rebuilt. R. P. Patterson then invested 

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in a tract of land at Peckville, Pa., which proved to be 
underlaid with coal; he contracted the coal which 
brought him a good revenue. He next invested in a 
tannery at Herrick Centre, Pa., with Levi K. Alden and 
made it a success; the hemlock becoming exhausted, 
they sold out the land in lots and farms and he removed 
to Carbondale, Pa., in 1886, where he and his sons 
started a wholesale grocery and did a good business. 
Their children are: — 

I. Sarah Matilda Patterson, b. in Way mart, Pa., 17 July, 

1850; m. there 19 May, 1875, Charles Schlager, son 
of John and Mary [Ferber] Schlager. He was b. in 
Cherry Ridge, Wayne county, Pa., 1 March, 1849, 
and is a successful merchant in Scranton, Pa. 
Issue: — 

1. Roswell Patterson Schlager, b. 8 Aug., 1877; 
d. 2 June, 1878. 

2. Mabel Schlager, b. 12 June, 1879; m. 

3. Lois Schlager, b. 3 Feb., 1881. 

4. Nettie Schlager, b. 8 Nov., 1884. 

All born in Scranton, Pa., and the first child 
died there. 

II. Augustus Leonard Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 8 

April, 1853; m. in Narrowsburg, N. Y., 27 Oct., 
1887, Laura Chumard, dau. of Simpson and Jane 
[Swingle] Chumard. She was b. in South Canaan, 
Pa., 11 Dec, 1862. He is a successful merchant in 
Carbondale, Pa. . 

Issue: — 

1. Mildred Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 8 Feb., 
1891. 

III. Isabella Augusta Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 8 
April, 1853 ; m. there 30 May, 1877, Charles McMul- 
len, son of Silas Kellem and Lydia [Conkelyn] Mc- 
Mullen. He was b. in Waymart, Pa., 11 June, 
1852, and d. in Scranton, Pa., 13 Jan., 1901 ; was a 
merchant and telegraph operator. 

Issue: — 

1. Roswell Silas McMullen, b. in Waymart, Pa., 
16 Sept., 1882. 

IV. George Morse Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 14 
March, 1855; m. in Pontiac, HI., 24 Sept., 1879, 

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Emma Louise Babcock, dau. of William Chapin and 
Julia Matilda [Lawrence] Babcock. She was b. in 
Pontiac, 111., 10 Dec, 1859. He is a merchant and 
is said to be one of the finest checker players in 
northeastern Pennsylvania; he was educated in 
Waymart, Pa., and taught school there; he now 
lives in Carbondale, Pa. He belongs to the F. and 
A. M. lodge. 
Issue : — 

1. Helen Angeline Patterson, b. in Waymart, 
Pa., 19 Oct., 1880; m. 

2. Augustus Chapin Patterson, b. in Georgetown, 
Pa., 9 Jan., 1883 ; d. in Dunmore, Pa., 12 July, 
1888. 

3. Albert Rapelye Patterson, b. in Dunmore, Pa., 
17 Feb., 1885 ; d.in Georgetown, Pa., 20 June, 
1885. 

4. Sardis Lawrence Patterson, b. in Carbondale, 
Pa., 19 Nov., 1892. 

5. Chester Lawrence Patterson, b. in Carbondale, 
Pa., 30 June, 1895. 

V. Hattie Ellen Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 29 Oct., 

1857; m. in Herrick Center, Pa., nSept., 1881, 
Clarence Spencer, son of E. Mallory and Mary 
[Thompson] Spencer. He was b. in Hawley, 
Pa., 14 June, 1854 and is cashier in the Mer- 
chants and Mechanics Bank in Carbondale, Pa. 
Issue : — 

1. Mallory Patterson Spencer, b. 20 July, 1882. 

2. Russel Spencer, b. 6 Dec, 1885. 

3. Marjorie Angeline Spencer, b. 6 Dec, 1885. 

4. Dorothy Spencer, b. 13 May, 1892; d. in Car- 
bondale, Pa., 5 March, 1895. 

All born in Carbondale, Pa. 

VI. Roswell Henry Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 11 
Feb., i860. Graduated from Cornell University, 
class of 1883, then studied law in Carbondale with 
J. E. Burr, then at the University of Pennsylvania 
and was admitted to the Lackawanna county bar 
in 1885. He is a very successful lawyer. 

VII. Nettie Eliza Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 22 
Feb., 1862; m. in Carbondale, Pa., 18 Sept., 1889, 

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Charles Frank Walters, son of Felix and Maria Ann 
[Griener] Walters. He was b. in Scranton, Pa., 2 
July, 1854. He was a merchant. 
Issue: — 

1. Grace Angeline Walters, b. 16 April, 1893. 

2. Gladys Louise Walters, b. 16 April, 1893. 

3. Carl Walters, b. 22 March, 1896. 
All born in Scranton, Pa. 

VIII. Levi A. Patterson, b. in Waymart, Pa., 28 March, 
1864. Unmarried and is a merchant in Carbondale, 
Pa. 

455. 7 Charles Leonard Starkweather, (^Leon- 
ard, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 24 Aug., 1827; 
m. in Prompton, Pa., 14 March, 1848, Sophronia E. 

Thayer, dau. of Uriah and Lydia E. [ ] Thayer. 

She was b. in Halifax, Vt., 1 Nov., 1828. He d. in 
Jackson, Pa., 6 July, 1871. He was an engineer. She 
m. second time Mr. Trusdell. 

Their child is: — 
772. Mary Frances, b. in Waymart, Pa., 24 May, 1849; 
m. Henry Oscar Rosenkrans, son of Nicholas 
and Mary Elizabeth [Smith] Rosenkrans. 

<456. ^Harriet Abby Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 
5 Beleher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 13 July, 1829; m. 
first time there 4 March, 1847, Willard W. West, son 
of Luther and Silva [Clark] West. He was b. in Canaan, 
Pa., 30 Sept., 182 1 and d. there 26 April, 1847; m. 
second time in Waymart, Pa., 5 May, 1868, John Pascoe, 
son of John and Mary [Martain] Pascoe. He was b. in 
Cornwall, England, 14 Aug., 1816; d. in South Canaan, 
Pa., 25 Oct., 1888. 

Her children are: — 
I. Sarah Louise West, b. near Waymart, Pa., 8 May, 
1848; m. there 2 1 April, 1868, Albert Jenkins, son of 
Samuel and Sarah [Buckland] Jenkins. He was b. in 
Prompton, Pa., 14 June, 1844. Shed, in Dunmore, 
Pa., 5 Feb., 1891. Albert Jenkins m. second time. 
Issue: — 

1. Herbert Willard Jenkins, b. 24 Nov., 1871. 

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2. Hattie May Jenkins, b. 7 Jan., 1878. 

3. Arthur Boyd Jenkins, b. 30 March, 1879. 

4. Grace Jenkins, b. 7 Jan., 1884. 

5. Helen Louise Jenkins, b. 5 Aug., 1890; d. 11 

July, 1 891. 

All born in Dunmore, Pa. 

II. Mary Cordelia West, b. near Waymart, Pa., 29 April, 

1850; m. there 12 Oct., 1870, Warren Nicols Carr, 
son of Reuben and Elizabeth [Corwin] Carr. He 
was b. in Canaan township, Pa., 27 Sept., 1847 ; d. in 
Dunmore, Pa., 18 Dec, 1878. She d. in Dunmore, 
Pa., 18 Dec, 1881. 

Issue '. — 

1. Belle Carr, b. 11 Sept., 1872; d. 12 Jan., 1873, 

in Dunmore, Pa. 

2. Percy Carr, b. 11 Jan., 1877. 

Both born in Dunmore, Pa. 

III. Anna Bell West, b. near Waymart, Pa., 22 Feb., 
1852; d. there 27 Feb., 1864. 

IV. Willie Elmer West, b. near Waymart, Pa., 7 June, 
1856; d. there 8 Aug., 1863. 

457 7 Nancy Desire Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 
5 Belcher, 'John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Wavmart, Pa., 27 April, 1831 ; m. 
there 16 Mav, 1849, David Godfrey Smith, son of Capt. 
Charles and Ruth [Godfrey] Smith. He was b. in Wurts- 
boro, N.Y., 12 March, 1823. They live in Carbondale, Pa. 

Their children are : 
I Frank Leonard Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 3 April, 
1850- m. there 13 Nov., 1872, Katherine Graves, 
dau. of Raymond and Elsie [Decker] Graves. She 
was b. in Carbondale, Pa., 5 April, 1850. He d. in 
Carbondale, Pa., 10 May, 1904. 

Issue '. — 

1. Mary Irene Smith, b.in Carbondale, Pa., 7 Dec, 
1873; m. there 28 June, 1893, John D. Fox, 
son of Henry J. and Martha A. [Multec] Fox. 

Issue 1 

a. Helen C. Fox, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 1 

Oct., 1894. 

b. Grace E. Fox, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 17 

Dec, 1896. 

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2. Grace Newell Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 
28 March, 1876; m. there 21 June, 1899, Fred- 
erick Edwards of Scranton, Pa. 

3. Hazel Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 9 June, 
1883; d. there 7 April, 1890. 

4. Lois Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 1 Jan., 1887. 

II. James Hodgen Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 21 

July, 1853; d. there 1 Jan., 1878. 

III. Sarah Alice Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 4 Aug., 
1855; m. in Scranton, Pa., 19 Nov., 1876, Willard 
Charles Clifford, son of Hugh and Mary [Thomp- 
son] Clifford. He was b. in Calais, Maine, 17 
April, 185 1. 

Issue: — 

1. James Ray Clifford, b. 6 Dec, 1877. 

2. Maurice Greenwell Clifford, b. 18 March, 1880; 
both born in Carbondale, Pa. ; m. 

IV. David Godfrey Smith, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 28 
March, i860; d. there 6 Nov., 1878. 

-4.58. 7 John Belcher Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 
5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, 1 Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 1 May, 1833; m. 
first time in Prompton, Pa., 14 June, 1856, Mary E. 
Headley, dau. of Joseph and Mary [Bortrie] Headley. 
She was b. in Prompton, Pa., in 1855 and d. in Minne- 
apolis, Minn., 7 Nov., 1882; m. second time in Henry, 
S. D., 14 May, 1884, Ruth R. [Goldsborough] Vives, 
dau. of Charles Worthington and Ruth [Redfurn] Golds- 
borough. She was b. in Fortonia, Ohio, 8 Feb., 1843. 
He is a farmer. 

His children are : — 

773. x. Fred Leonard, b. in Bingbamton, N. Y., 13 June, 

1857; m. in 1886. 

774. Harry Joseph, b. in Clearfield, Mo., 14 Jan., i860; 

m. Emma Carpenter, dau. of Uriah L. and 
Emma Ann [Childs] Carpenter. 
775.x. Minnie, b. in Winona, Minn., 25 May, 1866; d. 
in Henry, S. D., 22 July, 1885. 

-460. 7 Sarah Clarinda Starkweather, ( 6 Leon- 
ard, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister of 
the preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 2 Jan., 1837; 

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m. there 8 June, 1858, Henry Leander Freeman, son of 
Truman and Sophia B. [Starkweather] Freeman. He 
was b. in South Canaan, Pa., 15 Oct., 1834. 
Their children are : — 

I. Harry Leonard Freeman, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 23 

Jan., i860; m. first time in Cameron, Mo., 30 Dec, 
1886, Nellie K. Postlewait, dau. of Albert and Lida 

L. [ ] Postlewait. She was b. in , 

Dec, 1865; d. in , 8 April, 1888; m. second 

time in Cameron, Clinton county, Mo., 16 June, 
1892, Frances Adella Messner, dau. of Frederick 
and Frances [Laws] Messner. She was b. in Nov- 
elty, Mo., 3 July, 1868. 
Issue: — 

1. Edmond Laws Freeman, b. 10 May, 1893. 

2. Helen Adair Freeman, b. 11 Oct., 1894; d. in 
Cameron, Mo., 18 May, 1895. 

3. Walter Henry Freeman, b. 17 Oct., 1895. 

4. Mildred Freeman, b. 4 Dec, 1897. 
All born in Cameron, Mo. 

II. Nettie Augusta Freeman, b. in Wilson, Minn., 16 

Sept., 1863; m. in Cameron, Mo., 17 Nov., 1886, 
Frank Robertson McGill, son of William and Cath- 
erine Ann [Robinson] McGill. He was b. in Cam- 
bridge, Ohio, 21 Feb., 1848. 
Issue: — 

1. Margaret R. McGill, b. in Cameron, Mo., 25 
Oct., 1887. 

2. Henry Freeman McGill, b. in Cameron, Mo., 9 
April, 1889. 

3. Sarah Catherine McGill, b. in Cameron, Mo., 
2 May, 1890. 

4. Frank McGill, b. in Cameron, Mo., 30 Sept., 
1891 ; d. in South End, O. T., 3 Jan., 1894. 

5. Tom Coke McGill, b. in Kiowa, Kansas, 23 
June, 1893. 

6. Jeannette McGill, b. in , 21 June, 1897. 

III. Helen Marr Freeman, b. in Osborn, DeKalb county, 
Mo., 22 Aug., 1872; d. there 31 Dec, 1873. 

-461. 7 Jeannett Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, bel- 
cher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), sister of the preced- 

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ing, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 27 Feb., 1839; m - there 1 
Dec., 1859, Fred Bronson Benedict, son of Seth C. and 
Mary [Bronson] Benedict. He was b. in Prompton, Pa., 
3 Jan., 1835, and moved to Winona, Minn., in 1859, 
where they now live. 
Their children are: — 

I. Frank Leonard Benedict, b. in Winona, Minn., 6 

Nov., 1862; m. there 2 March, 1887, Jessie Louise 
Churchill, dau. of William Henry and Julia E. 
[Messinghan] Churchill. She was b. in Stockton, 
Minn., 8 April, 1869. He is an engineer. 
Issue : — 

1. Frances Elizabeth Benedict, b. in Winona, 
Minn., 17 May, 1889. 

II. Fred Seth Benedict, b. in Winona, Minn., 28 Dec, 

1864. Is a miller. 

III. William R. Benedict, b. in Winona, Minn., 21 Jan., 
1868. Is a printer. 

IV. Allen B. Benedict, b. in Winona, Minn., 8 Dec, 
1872. 

V. Burton Jay Benedict, b. in Winona, Minn., 10 Feb., 

1879. 

<462. 7 George Anson Starkweather, ( 6 Leonard, 
5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 18 July, 1841 ; m. 
in Susquehanna, Pa., 23 Aug., 1864, Annie Houghton, 
dau. of Hiram and Sophia [Benson] Houghton. She was 
b. in Jackson, Pa., 5 Feb., 1842. He is a machinist and 
since 1862 has been working in Susquehanna, Pa., where 
he resides. No children except by adoption. 

-4CH'. 7 Norman Starkweather, ( 6 Samuel, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of Samuel and Sally 

[Donnaly] Starkweather, was b. in , 9 May, 1830; 

m . i n } 18 Oct., 1855, Margaret Petterson, dau. of 

William and Eleanor [Johnson] Petterson. She was b. 
in , 25 Feb., 1837, and lives in Keokuk, Iowa. 

Their children are : — 

jj6.x. Sally, b. in , 5 Oct., 1856; d. 29 Oct., 

1856. 
yyy. x. Ezra, b. in , 12 Nov., 1857. 

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778.x. Eleanor, b. in ,3 Nov., 1859; d - l8 Oct., 

1887. 
779.x. Samuel Donnaly, b. 7 May, 1862; d. 11 Oct., 

1882. 

780. Kate Sanders, b. in , 24 July, 1864; m. 

Arthur H. Moody, son of B. F. and Anna M. 
[Porter] Moody. 

-471. ; Edwin Starkweather, ( 6 James, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of James and Roxanna 
[Leslie]Starkweather, was b. near Romeo, Mich., 8 June, 
1830; m. there 19 Jan. ,1858, Juliette Chamberlin, dau. of 
Piatt and Phebe [Parkhurst] Chamberlin. She was b. 
in Romeo, Mich., 14 July, 1834. He d. in Romeo, 
Mich., 7 Feb., 1895. He was a farmer and had been 
school, also village trustee and highway commissioner ; 
was always a staunch temperance man, well known for 
his strict morality and uprightness of character; one of 
whom all could say "the world is the better for his 
having lived " and his loss was felt by every man, woman 
and child who had ever known him. 

Their children are : — 

781. x. Judson, b. in Romeo, Mich., 11 Nov., 1858; d. 

there 24 April, 1870. 

782. x. Esther, b. in Romeo, Mich., 29 June, i860. 

783. x. James Milton, b. in Romeo, Mich., 18 Feb., 1863. 
784.x. Martha J., b. in Romeo, Mich., 31 Oct., 1864. 

785. Mary, b. in Romeo, Mich., 3 Feb., 1867; m. Byron 

N. Seaman, son of Charles L. and Mary [ ] 

Seaman. 

786. x. Ella G, b. in Romeo, Mich., 14 Oct., 1872. 
787.x. Jennie D., b. in Romeo, Mich., 1 May, 1876. 

-472. 7 George F. Starkweather, ( 6 James, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Bruce, Macomb county, Mich., 5 June, 1833; 
m. first time in Romeo, Mich., 3 May, 1855, Sarah Ann 
Smith, dau. of Elisha and Mary [Tinsman] Smith. 
She was b. in Romeo, Mich., 9 Oct., 1836. He was di- 
vorced and m. second time in Shell Mound, Alabama, in 
i860, Elma Castle, dau. of B. T. Castle ; he was divorced 
again and m. third time in Almont, Mich., about 1867, 
Helen Fancher, dau. of Richard and Betsey [Smith] 

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Fancher. She was b. in Almont, Mich. He d. in Al- 
mont, Mich., 2 July, 1897. He joined the M. E. church in 
1855, and was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge. He is 
said to have held many township and village offices. He 
was deputy sheriff and deputy United States marshal. 
For many years he was an expert detective and is said 
to have had but few equals in Michigan. He was living 
on a farm in Alabama during i860 and '61 ; when the 
war broke out he was notified by the state of Alabama, 
that he could have a commission in the confederate army, 
but he refused to accept such a commission. His re- 
fusal to join the confederate army cost him his property. 
He spent twenty years in Fenton and Flint, Genesee 
county, Mich. 

His children are : — 

788. Almeda, b. in Romeo, Mich., 13 April, 1856; m. 

Frank Maher, son of Alanson and Sarah 
[ ] Maher. 

789. x. Harry Castle, b. in Shell Mound, Alabama ; d. 

in Memphis. 

790. x. Charles, b. in Shell Mound, Ala. 

791. x. Mary Helen, b. in Fenton, Mich., 11 Nov., 1871. 

^73. 7 Margaret Leslie Starkweather, ( 6 James, 
6 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Romeo, Mich., 21 May, 1835 '■> m - there 
26 April, 1855, William H. Brabb, son of Isaac and Han- 
nah [Hudson] Brabb. He was b. in South Cave, Eng- 
land, 26 Sept., 1826, and belongs to the F. and A. M. 
lodge. They belong to the Methodist Episcopal church. 

Their children are: — 

I. Alice A. Brabb, M. D., b. 26 March, 1856, in Romeo, 

Mich. She is unmarried and is a practicing physi- 
cian and surgeon in Romeo, Mich. 

II. Harriet L. Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 5 Oct., 1857; 

d. there 25 Oct., 1881. 

III. William Leonard Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 15 
Aug., 1859; m - i n Shellmund, Kansas, 11 June, 
1890, Nattalie Anderson, dau. of Madison K. and 

Jerusha E. [ ] Anderson. She was b. in the 

state of Ohio, 26 Jan., 1869. He was educated in 
Romeo, Mich., High school and Chicago, 111., Busi- 
ness college. 

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Issue : — 

i. William Madison Brabb, b. 13 April, 1891. 

2. Alice Brabb, b. 31 Oct., 1893. 

3. Marion Azalia Brabb, b. 16 June, 1896. 

All born in Welcome, Kansas. 

IV. Rosetta C. Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 5 July, 
1861; m. there 28 March, 1894, Rev. Frederick 
Koehler, son of John and Verena [Hopp] Koehler. 
He was b. in , 6 Sept., i860. 

V. Mary J. Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 8 May, 1863. 

VI. Edwin H. Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 25 March, 
1866. 

VII. Anna M. Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 12 June, 1868. 

VIII. Gertrude M. Brabb, b. in Romeo, Mich., 11 June, 
1870. 

474. 7 Mary Leonard Starkweather, ( 6 James, 
5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Romeo, Mich., 2 May, 1839; m. there 
22 Dec, 1858, James M. Thorington, son of James and 
Sally [Brown] Thorington. He was b. in Romeo, Mich., 
26 Jan., 1836. They belong to the M. E. church. 

Their children are : — 

I. Edward Ceylon Thorington, b. in Romeo, Mich., 21 

Aug., i860; m. inMt. Vernon, Mich., 24 June, 1884, 
Alma Hazard, dau. of John and Almina [Graves] 

Hazard. She was b. in , 24 June, 1861, and 

is a member of the Baptist church. 
Issue: — 

1. Winnie Bell Thorington, b. 25 July, 1885. 

2. Ceylon Oakley Thorington, b. 4 March, 1887. 

II. Martha G. Thorington, b. in Romeo, Mich., 24 June, 

1862; m. there 20 Aug., 1884, George Byron Dun- 
ton, son of Lewis G. and Charlotte [Curtis] Dunton. 
He was b. in Kemple, Mich., 21 Dec, 1854, and be- 
longs to the F. and A. M. lodge. She is a member 
of the M. E. church. 
Issue : — 

1. George Byron Dunton, b. 11 Aug., 1887. 

2. Charles Cassius Dunton, b. 8 July, 1894. 

III. Charles Cassius Thorington, b. in Romeo, Mich., 
16 July, 1864; m. there 15 Sept., 1891, Jane G. 

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Greenshields, dau. of Dr. William and Mary [Mc- 
Kay] Greenshields. She was b. in Romeo, Macomb 
county, Mich., 3 May, 1870, and belongs to the Con- 
gregational church. He is a member of the M. E. 
church and graduated in the law department of 
University of Michigan in class of 1893. He belongs 
to the following lodges: F. and A. M., R. A. M., 
and K. T. 
Issue : — 

1. William James Thorington, b. in Romeo, 
Mich., 13 Aug., 1893. 

IV. James Arthur Thorington, b. in Romeo, Mich., 13 
Feb., 1870; d. there 30 May, 1874. 

V. Homer Oakley Thorington, b. in Romeo, Mich., 21 

Oct., 1871 ; d. there 22 May, 1874. 

VI. Ella Grace Thorington, b. in Romeo, Mich., 27 
Sept., 1875. 

-475. 7 Martha Starkweather, ( 6 James, 5 Belcher, 
4 John, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preceding, was 
b. in Romeo, "Mich., 23 March, 1841 ; m. there 16 Feb., 
1 86 1, James Weed Thorington, son of Elijah and Lydia 
[Brown] Thorington. He was b. in township of Wash- 
ington, Mich., 15 Oct., 1839. She d. in Romeo, Mich., 
10 Feb., 1863. He m. second time her sister Maria 
Sophia Starkweather. No children. 

4>7€). 7 Maria Sophia Starkweather, ( 6 James, bel- 
cher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Romeo, Mich., 5 March, 1843; m - there 
10 March, 1864, James Weed Thorington, son of Elijah 
and Lydia [Brown] Thorington. He was b. in Wash- 
ington township, Mich., 15 Oct., 1839. He is a farmer 
and they belong to the M. E. church. No children. 

477. 7 John Leonard STARKWEATHER,( 6 James, bel- 
cher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Bruce, Mich., 4 Oct., 1844; m. there 
14 June, 1 87 1, Laura Elizabeth Spencer, dau. of Philan- 
der and Laura [Frisbie] Spencer. She was b. in , 

3 May, 1846. Until he reached manhood he worked on 
his father's farm, attending school in Romeo winters. 
He took a course of study at Eastman's Commercial 

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college at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. , graduating in 1 865 . He 
has been prominently identified with all temperance 
movements and societies, except the third party. In 
1883 he joined the I. O. G. T. and held all positions of 
trust successively. He joined the Sons of Temperance 
in 1874, later the Independent Order of Foresters. 
John Starkweather became a member of the Phi Delta 
Phi of the University of Michigan in 1870 ; he joined 
the order of F. and A. M. in 1867, the K. T. in 1868, the 
I. O. O. F. in 1877, K. of P. in 1891 and belongs to the 
K. of H. R. A. and K. O. T. M. In 1876 he joined the 
Methodist Episcopal church of Romeo. In 1868 he en- 
tered the law department of the University of Michigan, 
graduated in class of 1870, and opened an office the same 
year in Romeo. He was admitted to the bar in Wash- 
tenaw circuit court, Ann Arbor, Mich., 27 March, 1869. 
He spent the following summer in the law library of 
congress at Washington, D. C, where he wrote his the- 
sis. He was admitted to practice in the U. S. court in 
Washington, D. C, 11 Nov., 1869, and Michigan supe- 
rior court, 6 April, 1 870. He is said to be public-spirited, 
generous, sympathizes with every movement for the ad- 
vancement of the general welfare, and is a zealous pro- 
moter of the moral and religious interests of the com- 
munity. In politics he is an earnest Republican. He 
served on the committee of appeals in the supreme court 
held in London, England, in 1895. 

Their children are: — 
792.x. Laura M., b. 8 June, 1872; d. 3 April, 1874, in 

Romeo. 
793.x. Weed T., b. 11 March, 1874. 

794. x. Bruce R., b. 23 March, 1876. 

795. x. Clara L., b. 29 Sept., 1878. 

All born in Romeo, Mich. 

479. 7 Ezra Belcher Starkweather, ( 6 Ezra, bel- 
cher, *John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest son of Ezra 
and Laura[Geer]Starkweather, was b. in Preston, Conn., 
8 March, 1829; m. in Concord, Lake county, Ohio, 29 
Jan., 1852, Marilla M. Clark, dau. of Ahira and Eleanor 
[Case] Clark. She was b. in Concord, Ohio, 28 May, 



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1826. He d. in Decatur, 111., 10 Aug., 1893. She lives 

in Claridon, Geauga county, Ohio. 
Their children are : — 

796. x. Oakley Belcher, b. in Keithsburg, Neicer county, 
111., 7 Nov., 1859; m - i n Chicago, 111., 20 April, 
1890, Louise A. Hall, dau. of Thomas Bennett 
and Sarah Ann[Tibbs]Hall. She was b. in Mor- 
gantown, W. Va., 26 March, 1858. He is a fur- 
niture designer. No children. 

797.x. Bertha Marilla, b. in St. Louis, Mo., 22 July, 
1864; d. there 11 Jan., 1865. 

-481. 7 Charles Graves Starkweather, ( 6 Haynes 
Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest 
child of Haynes Kingsley and Almira Lucinda [Merrick] 
Starkweather, was b. in Northampton, Mass., 20 March, 
1819; m. in Wilbraham, Mass., 19 June, 1862, Sophronia 
Merrick, dau. of Roderick Smith and Emily [Bliss] Mer- 
rick. She was b. in Wilbraham, Mass., 6 Feb., 1835. 
They lived in Stockton, Calif., from 1849 to J 86i 5 since 
that date in Northampton, Mass. He was educated in 
the public schools of Northampton, Mass. They are 
farmers and members of the First Congregational 
church. 

Their children are : — 

798. Charles Merrick, b. in Northampton, Mass., 29 

March, 1864; m. Lucy Williston, dau. of A. L. 
Williston. 

799. x. Frederick Merrick, b. in Northampton, Mass., 

26 April, 1865. 

800. x. Emily Bliss, b. in Northampton, Mass., 28 June, 

1869. 

801. x. Roderick Merrick, b. in Northampton, Mass., 24 

Nov., 1873. 

-483. 7 Haynes Kingsley Starkweather, Jr., 
( 6 Haynes Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Northampton, Mass., 
12 April, 1822 ; m. in Belchertown, Mass., 21 Oct., 1846, 
Martha M. Phelps, dau. of William and Maria [For- 
wood] Phelps. She was b. in Belchertown, Mass., 
3 Sept., 1822; d. in Oakland, Calif., 6 Dec, 1892. He 

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d. in Oakland, Calif., 17 July, 1895. He served as pay- 
master under General Butler, and was a member of the 
House of Representatives from Northampton two terms. 
He attended the common schools of Northampton, and 
then entered the drug store of Winthrop Hilyer as a 
boy clerk. There he served the then usual long appren- 
ticeship and soon after becoming of age, formed a co- 
partnership with John W. Wilson and engaged in the 
drug and grocery business in the store since occupied 
by O. Edwards & Co. In 1852 he went to California 
and engaged in the drug business in Stockton, remain- 
ing there five years and was quite successful. In 1859 
he was chosen a selectman of Northampton, Mass., and 
was elected for seventeen successive years, serving 
longer in that office than any other man ever served. 
In 1875 he failed of re-election and having no business 
on hand, went again to California where his son was 
residing and they engaged in what appeared to be a 
promising business. After his son's death he returned 
to Northampton and got employment as a bookkeeper, 
but later returned to California where he died. In 1868 
he was elected to represent the district which then 
included Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton, 
Westhampton and Huntington in the legislature. He 
was taken up as an independent candidate and received 
a large majority of the votes. While a resident of 
Northampton he was chosen a deacon of the First 
church and served in that capacity until his last removal 
to California. He was a very pleasant man to meet, 
always affable and courteous and a good business man. 
His services as the leading town officer for so long a 
term were acceptable to the people and his interest in 
the affairs of his native place was strong and continued 
to the end. 

Their children are : — 

802. William Phelps, b. in Northampton, Mass., 23 

June, 1850; m. Eva Longley. 

803. x. Arthur Clark, b. in Northampton, Mass., 18 Oct., 

1859; d. in Oakland, Calif., 11 March, 1883. 

804. Frank Haynes, b. in Northampton, Mass., 18 Sept., 

1866; m. Carrie Golden Burbank, dau. of Sam- 
uel Dwight and Harriet [Bliss] Burbank. 

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-484. 7 Roxanna Starkweather, ( 6 Haynes Kings- 
ley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, wasb. in Northampton, Mass., 22 May, 1824; 
m. in Stockton, Calif., 11 March, 1856, William H. 
Nowell, son of Simon and Clarissa [Towne] Nowell. He 
was b. in Kennebunk Port, Maine, in 1822 ; d. in North- 
ampton, Mass., 3 Sept., 1881. They were members of 
the Congregational church. 

Their children are : — 

I. Myra Nowell, b. in Stockton, Calif., 8 May, 1857; m. 

in , July, 1885, Prof. William T. Armiston. 

He was b. in Oxford, N. Y., and was pro- 
fessor in Roberts College, Constantinople. She d. 
in Northampton, Mass., 29 July, 1885. 

II. George Robert Nowell, b. in Stockton, Calif., 13 

Dec, 1858; d. in Biddeford, Maine, in 1864. 

III. Mary Elizabeth Nowell, b. in Northampton, Mass.. 
in i860; d. in Biddeford, Maine, in 1864. 

4%>5. 7 Alfred Starkweather, ( 6 Haynes Kingsley, 
6 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Northampton, Mass., 7 April, 1826; 
m. in Whately, Mass., 22 April, 1857, Fannie A. Loomis, 
dau. of Leonard and Clarissa [Bardwell] Loomis. She 
was b. in Whately, Mass., 20 May, 1829. He is a farmer 
and they are members of the Congregational church. 
Lived in Northampton until 1851; Stockton, Calif., 
until 1868; Northampton, Mass., until 1877; Farming- 
ton, Calif., until 1895; San Leandro, Calif., until 1896 
and now in Whately, Mass., where he was educated. 

Their children are: — 

805. Haynes Kingsley, b. in Stockton, Calif., 21 July, 

1858; m. Ida C. Bradford, dau. of William R. 
and Sarah J. [Jewett] Bradford. 

806. Clarence Alfred, b. in Whately, Mass., 28 Oct., 

1864; m. Anna Anthony, dau. of Simeon and 
Amelia [Hathaway] Anthony. 

807. x. Henry Robert, b. in Northampton, Mass., 16 

Sept., 1870; unmarried and a farmer. He 
received his education in Farmington, Calif. 



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-487. 7 Elizabeth Starkweather, ( 6 Haynes Kings- 
ley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Northampton, Mass., i Jan., 1832 ; 
m. there 22 Oct., 1856, Aaron Breck, son of Aaron and 
Grace [Eastman] Breck. He was b. in Northampton, 
Mass., 12 Oct., 1820 and d. in Lawrence, Kansas, 14 
May, 1886. He was a farmer and they are members of 
the Congregational church. 

Their children are: — 

I. Grace Almira Breck, b. in Northampton, Mass., 31 

Aug., 1857; d. there 7 April, 1866. 

II. Sarah Hubbard Breck, b. in Northampton, Mass., 

26 Dec, 1859. 

III. Alfred Starkweather Breck, b. in Northampton, 
Mass., 30 June, 1863. 

IV. Aaron Breck, b. in Northampton, Mass., 22 Sept., 
1867. 

V. Louis Merrick Breck, b. in Northampton, Mass., 15 

Feb., 1870. 
They were all unmarried in 1895. 

-493. 7 George Freeman Starkweather, ( 6 Lemuel, 
5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of Lemuel and 
Almira [Eldridge] Starkweather, was b. in Mansfield, 

Conn., 7 July, 18 1 5 ; m. in , 2 April, 1838, Pamelia 

Smith Carpenter, dau. of Dr. Eber G. and Judith [Green] 

Carpenter. She was b. in Alstead, N. H., ; d. in 

Keene, N. H., in 1878. He d. in Keene, N. H., Aug., 
1880. He was educated for a lawyer but did not enter 
into active practice. He was appointed in 1845 by the 
Governor " Register of Probates " and held that office 
five years in Keene, N. H. He did a large business in 
the settlement of estates and dealt largely in real estate 
and did much bounty land business for soldiers of both 
the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. He located 
numerous land warrants and prosecuted pensions and 
bounty claims for soldiers of the late war. He filled the 
office of coroner of Cheshire county, N. H., about five 
years. He did a very large business in insurance at the 
time of his death and for some years previous. He rep- 
resented the strongest companies both local and foreign, 
in fire, life and accident. 

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Their children are: — 

808. George Carpenter, b. in Alstead, N. H., Sept., 

1839; m - Martha Gertrude Ficed. 

809. Charles Freeman, b. in Walpole, N. H., 16 March, 

1 841 ; m. Frances G. Bishop, dau. of . 

810. x. Edward Spalding, b. in Walpole, N. H. ; d. in 



811. x. Stella Pamela, b. in Walpole, N. H. ; d. in 

Keene, N. H. 

812. x. Frank Harvey, b. in Keene, N. H., ; d. 

there . 

813. Kate Carpenter, b. in Keene, N. H., 27 Sept., 1854; 

m. Charles H. Fowler, son of David Sullivan 
and Charlotte Emily [Holt] Fowler. 

814. x. Mary Augusta, b. in Keene, N. H., ; d. 

there . 

815. x. Mary Green, b. in Keene, N. H., ; d. there 



-494'. 7 EdnaA. Starkweather, ( 6 Lemuel, 5 Richard, 
4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was 

b. in , 20 July, 18 17; m. in Boston, Mass., 10 

July, 1845, George W. Marsh, son of . He had 

his name changed to Wilson by an act of the legisla- 
ture. Shed, in Walpole, N. H., . No children. 

-495. 7 ASHLEY GURLEY STARKWEATHER, ( 6 Lemuel, 

5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 18 Aug., 18 19; m. 
in Bellows Falls, Vt., 11 April, 1854, Angeline Crawford, 
dau. of Joseph and Mary [Whitney] Crawford. She 
was b. in Norwalk, Conn., 14 May, 1835. He d. in Wal- 
pole, N. H., 21 March, i860. They belonged to the 
Episcopal church. Angeline [Crawford] Starkweather 
m. second time George H. Stone, and lives in Bellows 
Falls, Vt. No children. 

-496. 7 Persis Marilla Starkweather, ("Lemuel, 
5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 26 Dec, 182 1 ; m. in 
Walpole, N. H., 10 Sept., 1844, William P. Haskell, son 
of Caleb and Judith [Collins] Haskell. He was b. in 
New Gloucester, Maine, 10 Dec, 1816. She d. in New 

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Gloucester, Maine, 17 July, 1879. They were members 
of the Congregational church in New Gloucester, Maine, 
where he was living in 1896. No children. 

500. 7 Henry A. Starkweather, ( 6 Lemuel, Rich- 
ard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, ^Robert), brother of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 10 July, 1830; m. in 
Lempeter, N. H., 12 Nov., 1853, Matilda S. Wellman, 
dau. of Jacob and Sophia [Miner] Wellman. She was 
b. in East Lempeter, N. H., 16 Aug., 1832. He d. in 
Boston, Mass., 22 May, 1861. He was a clerk. The ad- 
ministrator George F. Starkweather renders his ac- 
count 12 May, 1862. 

Their children are : — 

816. x. Leora M., b. in Boston, Mass., 26 July, 1854; 

d. there 18 Jan., 1863. 

817. x. Frank H., b. in Boston, Mass., 24 April, 1857; 

d. there 20 May, 1857. 

8 1 8. Oscar Wellman, b. in Boston, Mass., 11 April, 

1859; m - S. Josephine Riddell, dau. of John 
and Jane [Harrington] Riddell. 

.503. 7 Leonard Bisco Starkweather, ( 6 Lemuel, 
5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 11 Oct., 1838 ; m. in 
Belvidere, 111., 9 May, 1867, Mary Imogene Pierce, dau. 
of Royal and Mary [Clark] Pierce. She was b. in East 
Durham, N. Y., 5 April, 1845. He lived in Rockford, 
111., from 1863 to 1873, then went to Chicago, 111., and 
now resides in Millburn, Lake county, 111. He was 
educated at Powers Institute, Bernardston, Mass., and 
in Boston from 1855 to 1863. He has been secretary 
of the Gurney Phaeton and Cab Company and also of 
the Metropolitan Cab Company, both of Chicago, 111., 
from the date of their organization. He is a professor 
of music and has composed anthems, hymn tunes, songs, 
waltzes, polkas, etc. He issued in connection with L. O. 
Emerson of Boston, a book of Sabbath School songs, 
entitled " Glad Tidings." He has been all over the 
country, holding singing conventions and teaching. 
He has been a member of the Chicago Chess and Check- 
er Club for years and has few equals in either game. 

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Their children are : — 

819. x. Arthur Pierce, b. in Belvidere, 111., 13 March, 

1868; d. in Ridgeland, 111., 2 April, 1892. 

820. Olive Edna, b. in Rockford, 111., 10 Oct., 1870; m. 

Emerson Ingalls, son of . 

821. x. Leonard Raymond, b. in Crown Point, Ind., 30 

Oct., 1880. 

50-4. 7 William H. Starkweather, ("Lemuel, 
5 Ricbard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 9 May, 1841 ; m. in 
Lincoln, Mass., , Addie Jones. He d. in Wal- 
pole, N. H. He was educated in Westminster, Vt., and 
Bernardston, Mass. He was a teacher of penmanship 
in Powers Institute, in Bernardston, Mass., for a time; 
later in Meriden, N. H. He was a violinist of more 
than ordinary merit and at the time of his death he was 
connected with the Metropolitan Horse railroad of 
Boston, Mass., where he lived, though he died in Wal- 
pole, N. H. He had been a soldier and belonged to the 
10th Massachusetts Battery and had been wounded in 
battle. No children. 

505. 7 Ephraim Crosman Starkweather, ^Rich- 
ard, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest son of 
Richard and Sally C. [Crosman] Starkweather, was b. 
in Mansfield, Conn., 18 Nov., 1819; m. in Boston, Mass., 

, Catherine Russell, dau. of Amos and Betsey 

[Pierce] Russell. She was b. in Lexington, Mass., 

, and d. in Boston, Mass., 14 Aug., 1862. He d. 

in Charleston, Mass., 11 Aug., 1865. 

Their children are: — 
822.x. Granville Russell, b. 16 Sept., 1845, m Boston, 
Mass.; d. there 22 Sept., 1869; administra- 
tion is granted 15 Oct., 1869, on his estate to 
Emma F. Starkweather of Cambridge, Mass. 

823. Emma Frances, b. in Boston, Mass., 14 Nov., 

1847; m. Amasa McKusick, son of Naam and 
Sally [Gordon] McKusick. 

824. Lizzie Ellen, b. in Boston, Mass., 3 March, 1849; 

m. Amasa McKusick, son of Naam and Sally 
[Gordon] McKusick. 

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825. Carrie Florence, b. in Arlington, Mass., 3 June, 

1854; m. F. W. Little, son of John and Clar- 

inda [Brackett] Little. 
826.x. Celia C, b. in Boston, Mass., 21 March, 1850; 

d. in Montpelier, Vt., 5 Oct., 1873. 
827. x. Lily Gertrude, b. in Arlington, Mass., 3 June, 

1852; d. there 14 June, 1852. 

507. 7 Adaline Starkweather, ("Richard, Rich- 
ard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 22 Nov., 1823; m. in 
Alstead, N. H., 22 Dec, 1843, Moses Fisher, son of 
Moses and Mary [Hixon] Fisher. He was b. in Wal- 
pole, N. H., 16 May, 1816. He is a farmer and they 
belong to the Unitarian church. 

Their children are : — 

I. Emily Celia Fisher, b. in Walpole, N. H., 19 Jan., 

1845 ; m - Mr. Blake. 

II. Frances Adelia Fisher, b. in Walpole, N. H., 12 

Dec, 1846. 

III. Henry Warren Fisher, b. in Walpole, N. H., 4 
Jan., 1850; d. there 31 Aug., 1879. 

508. Archibald Starkweather, ( 6 Richard, 5 Rich- 
ard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, J Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 28 Oct., 1825; m. in 
Boston, Mass., 16 May, 1856, Abigail Olivia Taylor, 
dau. of Eber and Mary [Gardner] Taylor. She was b. 
in Boston, Mass., 8 June, 1829. He is a custom house 
inspector in Boston, Mass., and was educated in Ashby, 
Mass. He served in the civil war, was a lieutenant and 
then captain. 

Their children are : — 

828. x. Alice Olivia, b. in Boston, Mass., 23 Feb., 1857; 

d. there 13 June, 1857. 

829. x. Mary Isabella, b. in Boston, Mass., 18 May, 

1858. 

830. x. Archibald, b. in Boston, Mass., 6 July, 1867; d. 

there 8 July, 1867. 
831 x. Eber Taylor, b. in Boston, Mass., 5 Jan., 1872. 

509. 7 Josiah Flint Starkweather, ( 6 Richard, 
5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 

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preceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., 20 Nov., 1827; 
m. in Charleston, Mass., 20 Sept., 1852, Jane Wyman, 
dau. of Samuel E. and Jane T. [Kinsman] Wyman. 
She was b. in Woburn, Mass., 27 Dec., 1829. He d. 
in Boston, Mass., 30 Oct., 1889; his will made 27 Sept., 
1883, was admitted to probate, 16 Dec, 1889, the widow 
being the executrix. He belonged to the Unity Lodge 
No. 77, I. O. O. F. and Joseph Warren Lodge of F. and 
A. M. He was a corporal in Co. B, nth Regt., and 
Co. G, 5th Regt., of Massachusetts volunteer militia; 
enlisted in 1862, again in 1864 and served until the close 
of the war and was then honorably discharged. 
Their children are : — 

832. x. Caroline Damon, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 27 

July, 1853 ; d. in Woburn, Mass., 12 Oct., 1854. 

833. x. Frank Wyman, b. in Boston, Mass., 26 July, 

1856; d. in Charlestown, Mass., 3 Feb., 1869. 

834. x. Louis Davenport, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 12 

Aug., i860; d. there 3 April, 1866. 

835. Alice Maud, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 11 July, 

1864; m. Robert Henry Billings, son of Jarvis 
C. and Sarah Frances [Kilgose] Billings. 

836. x. Grace Evelyn, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 25 Oct., 

1866; d. there 2 Aug., 1869. 

510. 7 Sarah Starkweather, ( 6 Richard, 5 Richard, 
4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was 
b. in Walpole, N. H., 5 July, 1830; m. in Quincy, Mass., 
17 April, 1858, Lemuel W. Spear, son of Lemuel and 
Valerie [Watson] Spear. He was b. in Quincy, Mass., 
March, 1827 and d. in South Boston, Mass., 28 June, 
1865. He was educated in Quincy, Mass. He practiced 
magnetic healing and was known as Dr. L. W. Spear, 
Magnetic Physician. 

Their children are: — 

I. Frank Spear, b. in Quincy, Mass., in 1859; d. there 

young. 

II. Wilson Spear, b. in Quincy, Mass., 13 Aug., 1861 ; 

d. there 31 Dec, 1861. 

512. Thebe Austa Starkweather, ( 6 Richard, 
5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Walpole, N. H., Sept., 1835 ; m. there 

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Thomas Grant Swift, M. D., son of 



She d. in South Coventry, Conn., 30 Aug., 1878. 
Their children are: — 

I. Harry Brewster Swift, b. in Quincy, Mass., 17 July, 

1863 ; m. in , Ida May Kibbe, dau. of Morris 

M. Kibbe. She was b. in Stafford, Conn., 28 Jan., 
1863. 
Issue : — 

1. Merrick Harry Swift, b. 31 July, 1888. 

2. Archibald Granville Swift, b. 3 May, 1890. 

3. Harry Kibbe Swift, b. 11 May, 1894; d. 24 
May, 1895. 

4. Raymond Walter Swift, b. 12 June, 1895. 

First two b. in New London, Conn. ; rest in 
East Long Meadow, Conn. 

II. Walter Richard Swift, b. in South Coventry, Conn., 

20 July, 1867; m. in , Evie Lena Potter. 

She was b. in Moosup, Conn., 3 March, 1868. 
Issue: — 

1. Clarence Richard Swift, b. in Central Village, 
Conn., 10 Oct., 1887. 

2. Walter Grant Swift, b. in Preston, Conn., 30 
Dec, 1889. 

3. Mary Augusta Swift, b. in Preston, Conn., 29 
Oct., 1891 ; d. in Oranston, R. I., 10 Nov., 1893. 

4. Earl Mason Swift, b. in Oranston, R. I., 21 
Jan., 1895. 

5. Samuel Brewster Swift, b. in Johnstown, R. I., 
7 May, 1896; d. in Central Village, Conn., 2 
Oct., 1896. 

520. 7 William Starkweather ( 6 Joseph, 5 James, 
4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of Joseph and Olive 
[Leonard] Starkweather, was b. in Worthington, Mass., 
22 Oct., 1811; m. there 18 Oct., 1840, Mary Brown, 
dau. of Alfred and Paulina [Spaulding] Brown. She 
was b. in Worthington, Mass., 3 Dec, 1818; d. there 
9 Jan., 1884. He d. in Worthington, Mass., 17 Jan., 
1892. He was educated in Worthington, Mass. He 
was a captain of the state militia and commissioned by 
Gov. Everett about 1840. He was a selectman several 
years. He was a man of character and decision and 

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often served as a marshal on public occasions, such as 
the town cattle shows and the town's centennial cele- 
bration in 1868. 

Their children are : 
837.x. Ellen, b. in Worthington, Mass., 4 Feb., 1842; 
d. there 12 Jan., 1892. 

838. James, b. in Worthington, Mass., 31 Oct., 1843; 

m. Mary P. Winslow, dau. of Dexter and Pru- 
dence [Hines] Winslow. 

839. x. Eunice Park, b. in Worthington, Mass. , 29 Nov. , 

1845 ; d. there 22 Oct., 1888. 

840. Charles, b. in Worthington, Mass., 25 Dec, 1847; 

m. Louise F. Doten, dau. of Isaac and Fidelia 
[Wright] Doten. 

841. x. Joseph, b. in Worthington, Mass., 4 Feb., 1854. 

842. x. Olive, b. in Worthington, Mass., 22 May, 1856; 

m. there 5 Sept., 1881, Rev. Joseph M. Wood. 
She d. in Worthington, Mass., 24 Oct., 1886. 
Two children were born to them; both died 
young. 

523. 7 Charles Robert Starkweather, ("Rodney, 
5 Robert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of 
Rodney and Jane [Starkweather] Starkweather, was b. 
in Fabius, N. Y., 8 May, 18 16; m. in Chesterfield, Mass., 
13 Sept., 1 841, Mary H. Eager, dau. of Nathaniel and 
Sybil [Huntington] Eager. She was b. in Worthington, 
Mass., Oct., 1818; d. in Chicago, 111., Oct., 1871. He 
d. in Chicago, 111., 27 Aug., 1867. 

Their children are: — 

843. Ralph Eager, b. in Chicago, 111., 16 June, 1844; 

m. Ada M. A. Gay. 

844. Julia M., b. in Worthington, Mass., 15 Oct., 1845 ; 

m. Edward G. Mason, son of Roswell B. Mason. 

845. Charles Huntington, b. in Chicago, 111., 24 Jan., 

1848; m. first time Larena B. Otis, dau. of 
James and Margarette G. [Adams] Otis; m. 
second time Mary Morgan, dau. of Thomas 
Leeds and Lucy H. [Eager] Morgan. 

846. Chauncey Clark, b. in Chicago, 111., 1850; m. 

Isabella Austey, dau. of William W. and Cyn- 
thia R. [Scovell] Austey. 

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847. Frank Henry, b. in Chicago, 111., 13 July, 1853; 

m. first time Frankie Edwards, dau. of ; 

m. second time Estella Staples, dau. of . 

848.x. Walter Grayden, b. in Chicago, 111., 3 April, 

1855 ; d. there 25 Aug., 1856. 

849. x. Jennie, b. in Chicago, 111., in 1856; d. there 28 

Sept., 1864. 

850. x. Douglas Eager, b. in Chicago, 111., in 1858; d. 

there 7 July, 1867. 
They are said to have had three more children. 

524. 7 Julia Starkweather, ( 6 Rodney, 5 Robert, 
4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. inFabius, N.Y., 7 Feb., 1820; m. in Chesterfield, 
Mass., 7 Jan., 1846, Rev. Royal Reed. She was his 

second wife. He was b. in ; d. near Chicago, 

111., about 1888. She d. in Chicago, 111., 6 July, 1874. 
He was a Presbyterian minister but practiced medicine 
later in life. They had no children. 

525. 7 Jane Starkweather, ("Rodney, 5 Robert, 
4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 10 May, 1824; m. in De- 
fiance, Ohio, 3 Jan., 1850, Rev. Perry C. Baldwin, son of 

Henry and [Woolfe] Baldwin. He was b. in 

Asheville. N. C, 20 Jan., 18 16; d. in Maumee, Ohio, 19 
July, 1892. He was educated in Maryville, Tenn., and 
licensed to preach by the Union Presbytery, April, 1845. 
He was a member of the F. and A. M. lodge. The fol- 
lowing action of Presbytery was put upon the records 
in reference to the death of Rev. P. C. Baldwin : "As 
our beloved brother, Perry C. Baldwin, has finished his 
earthly course since the last meeting of the Presbytery, 
we would not have this event passed without notice. 
We do not hesitate to say that no one man has been 
permitted to do so much for the upbuilding of the 
church in the Maumee Valley since the founding of our 
Presbytery, as has Perry C. Baldwin. There is scarcely 
a church within our bounds which has not had the bene- 
fit of his labors. A very large number of them owe their 
organization to his wise self-denying toils. His sympa- 
thy, his advice, his encouragement have given hope and 
heart to many congregations and lifted them to pros- 

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perity. His long life has been a life of cheerful and 
patient devotion to the cause of Christ, of continual, 
unobtrusive and large beneficences, and in short, of un- 
interrupted usefulness in all the ways that Providence 
pointed out. His faithfulness never failed. A sincere 
and childlike trust characterized all his life." She lives 
in Columbus, Ohio. 
Their children are: — 

I. Charles Rodney Baldwin, b. in Waterville, Ohio, 22 

Jan., 185 1. 

II. Julia Adelaide Baldwin, b. in Waterville, Ohio, 13 

Sept., 1852; m. there 4 May, 1876, John M. Nichols, 
a druggist. He d. in Columbus, O., 27 Jan., 1894. 
No issue. 

III. Sara Tuttle Baldwin, b. in Waterville, O., 6 May, 
1855 ; m. in New Lyme, O., 12 July, 1877, William 
H. Dodge. 

They have two sons, Carl and Harry. 

IV. William Henry Baldwin, b. in Waterville, O., 27 
July, 1857; graduated as a doctor of dental sur- 
gery and married ; now lives in Delta, O. 

V. Chauncy Clark Baldwin, b. in Waterville, O., 26 

June, 1866. 

52£>. 7 Henry Starkweather, ( 6 Rodney, 5 Robert, 
4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, 
was b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 29 Aug., 1826; m. first 
time in Waterville, O., 20 Oct., 1853, Mary E. Wood- 
bury, dau. of Rev. Benjamin Woodbury. She was b. 
in Plain, Wood county, O., Aug., 1837, and d. in Water- 
ville, O. , 20 Dec. , 1 867 ; m. second time in Waterville, O. , 
2 June, 1869, Mary Wood, dau. of Major Henry Wood. 
She was b. in Waterville, O., March, 1840. He is a 
fruit grower and they are members of the Presbyterian 
church. 

His children are: — 

851. Martha, b. in Waterville, O., 22 Sept., 1854; m. 

Henry Lawton Wade, son of Lawton and 
Aleph Abby [Hanbel] Wade. 

852. Horace, b. in Waterville, Ohio, 21 Oct., 1856; m. 

Carrie Knox, dau. of John and Ellen [Welch] 
Knox. 

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853. x. Frank, b. in Waterville, O., 20 April, 1861. 

854. Nellie, b. in Waterville, O., 2 April, 1863 ; m. there 

Frederick W. VanFleet, son of Charles and 
Sarah [Webb] Van Fleet. 

855. Jane, b. in Waterville, O., 29 Jan., 1866; m. Ben- 

jamin F. Myers, son of John K. and Mary A. 
[Kling] Myers. 

856. x. Harry, b. in Waterville, O., Oct., 1875. 

857. x. Fred, b. in Waterville, O., Nov., 1880. 

858. x. Will, b. in Waterville, O., July, 1881. 

527. 7 Martha Starkweather, ( 6 Rodney, 5 Robert, 
"Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Chesterfield, Mass., 8 April, 1830; m. in 
Waterville, O., 7 Sept., 1854, Augustus Sabin Chase, 
son of Seth and Eliza Hampstead [Dodge] Chase. He 
was b. in Pomfret, Windham county, Conn., 15 Aug., 
1828; d. in Paris, France, 7 June, 1896. He was edu- 
cated in Woodstock Academy, Windham county, Conn. 
He served as bookkeeper, cashier and president of 
Waterbury National Bank until his death. 

Their children are : — 

I. Henry Sabin Chase, b. in Waterbury, Conn., 1 Oct., 

1855. 

II. Irving Hall Chase, b. in Waterbury, Conn., 13 May, 

1858. 

III. Helen Elizabeth Chase, b. in Waterbury, Conn., 
7 March, i860. 

IV. Frederick Starkweather Chase, b. in Waterbury, 
Conn., 2 July, 1862. 

V. Mary Eliza Chase, b. in Waterbury, Conn., 4 June, 

1865. 

VI. Alice Martha Chase, b. in Waterbury, Conn., 17 
May, 1875. 

534,. 7 John Henry Starkweather, ( 6 Rev. John, 
5 Charles, "Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of 
Rev. John and Mercy [Hubbard] [Hall] Starkweather, 
was b. in Bristol, R. I., 17 June, 1832; m. in New 
Haven, Conn., 17 May, 1857, Hannah Elizabeth Butcher, 
dau. of Samuel C. Winchester and Ruth Elizabeth 
[Gridley] Butcher. She was b. in Baltimore, Md., 22 

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Sept., 1832. He is spoken of by all as a good, just and 
upright man and one for which the world is made better 
for his having lived. He is now superintendent of the 
Asylum in New Haven, Conn. 
Their children are : — 

859. Henry, b. in New Haven, Conn., 25 May, 1858; 

m. Jane H. Gilpin, dau. of Judson B. and 
Catherine J. [Brownson] Gilpin. 

860. John, b. in New Haven, Conn., 26 March, i860; 

m. Harriet Jane Roberts, dau. of William and 
Phoebe [Hutchinson] Roberts. 

861. x. Annie Winchester, b. in New Haven, Conn., 3 

Nov., 1866. She graduated from the Hillhouse 
high school, New Haven, Conn., in class of 
1886, and is now a stenographer. She belongs 
to the Calvary Baptist church. Unmarried in 
1896. 

862. x. George Pratt, b. in New Haven, Conn., 12 July, 

1872. He attended the Hillhouse high school, 
and graduated in the scientific department of 
Yale University in class of 1891, and was then 
instructor in the university until his death, 
March, 1901. He never married. 

535. 7 Sarah Jane Starkweather, ( 6 Rev. John, 
5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), a sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Bristol, R. I., 1 Jan., 1835; m. in 
Middletown, Conn., 6 Oct., 1858, William Churchill, 
son of William and Mary Mynik [Haden] Churchill. He 
was b. in Boston, Mass., in 1825 ; d. in Montclair, N. J., 
7 June, 1873. 

Their children are : 

I. William Churchill, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 5 Oct., 1859; 

m. in New York city, 14 Aug., 1889, Llewella Pierce. 
She was b. in Senora, Calif., 1 April, 1861. They 
are members of the Episcopal church. He was ed- 
ucated in Yale College. He was in the signal ser- 
vice in Washington, D. C. ; revising editor of the 
Brooklyn Times, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Consul General 
to Samoa. 

II. Arthur Howard Churchill, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 

14 April, 1862 ; m. in Montclair, N. J., Cora Hatch. 

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She was b. in New York state, 14 Feb., 1867. They 
belong to the Congregational church. He is a 
bookkeeper. 

III. Clarence Churchill, b. in Smithtown, L. I., N. Y., 
2 May, 1865. Unmarried in 1895. 

IV. Percy Churchill, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 Dec, 
1868 ; d. in Summit, N. J., 19 Aug., 1869. 

V. Ethel Churchill, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 June, 1870; 

d. there 19 Feb., 1871. 

541. 7 Lucretia Pope Starkweather, ("Nathaniel 
B., 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, -John, Robert), dau. of Na- 
thaniel Brockway and Lucia [Crosby] Starkweather, 
wasb. in Pawpaw, Mich., 14 Jan., 1838; m. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 30 Sept., i860, Morris Lycortas Holton, son of 
Luther and Marcia [Mixer] Holton. He was b. in 
Northfield, Mass., 29 Sept., 1834. He was educated in 
Brattleboro, Vt., and they live in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Their children are : — 

I. Edgar Holton, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 9 Sept., 1862 ; 

d. there 9 Sept., 1862. 

II. Eugene Crosbv Holton, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 20 

Sept., 1863; m. Ida Jarvis, 27 Dec, 1886. 
One child: — 

1. Lillian Edman Holton, b. 26 Nov., 1887. 

III. Edith May Holton, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 July, 
1865 ; d. there 25 Dec, 1865. 

IV. Ernest Hyde Holton, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 5 Feb., 

1874. 
54-2. 7 Julia Crosby Starkweather, ("Nathaniel 
B., 5 Charles, 'Robert, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Grand Prairie, Mich., 14 Jan., 1842 ; 
m. in Turners, N. Y., 30 Nov., 1870, Rev. Obadiah M. 
Johnson, son of Nathaniel and Rhoda [Meeker] Johnson. 
He was b. in Newark, N. J., 15 Sept., 1806; d. in Mun- 
sey, N. Y., 7 Jan., 1881. She lives in Rochester, N. Y. 
She is an author of some note, having written stories for 
various papers, magazines, etc. She wrote a book of 
poems entitled "Two Hundred Years Ago," also "A 
Christmas Story of Answered Prayer." They have no 
children except by adoption. 

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5-44'. 7 Mary Starkweather, ( 6 Nathaniel B., 
5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), dau. of Nathaniel 
Brockway and Mary [Goodridge] Starkweather, half-sis- 
ter of the preceding, wasb. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 12 March, 
1854; m. in Turners, Orange county, N. Y., June, 1877, 

William Bertholf , son of John Henry and [ ] 

Bertholf. 

Their children are: — 

I. Lulu Bertholf, b. in Monroe, Orange county, N. Y., 

, 1883. 

II. Henrv Bertholf, b. in Monroe, Orange county, N.Y., 

— , 1886. 

III. Morris Holton Bertholf, b. in Monroe, N. Y., 14 
Oct., 1894. 

540. 7 Alfred Linley Starkweather, ( 6 Nathaniel 
B., 6 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in New York city, 31 July, 1858; 
m. in Walden, N. Y., 10 Jan., 1883, Gertrude Barns, 
dau. of Gordon Bailey and Esther Ann [Tate] Barns. 
She was b. in New York city, 17 Feb., 1862. He is 
dead. 

Their children are: — 

863. x. Amy Winifred, b. in , Dec, 1883. 

864. x. Nathaniel, b. in , 1885. 

865. x. Alfred Linley, b. in , 1887. 

347. 7 Harry Cannon Starkweather, ( 6 Nathaniel 
B., 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in Greenwood Lake, N.J., 20 Nov., 
i860; m. in Chester, Pa., 28 June, 1890, Emily L. [Hunt- 
ington] , dau. of Dr. Winslow Tracy and Julia 

[Swift] Huntington. She was b. in Akron, Ohio, 12 

April, . They are living in New York city, where 

he is in the hardware business. No children. 

.5-48. 7 Louis Pomeroy Starkweather, ( 6 Nathaniel 
B., 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in New York city, 13 Nov., 1862 ; 
m. in Boston, Mass., in 1888, Jeannette Nash. 

Their child is : — 

866.x. Courtney Nash, b. in Plainville, N. J., , 

in 1892. 

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554. 7 Ellen Starkweather, ( 6 James Clay, 5 OHver, 
4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of James 
Clay and Almira Chapin [Underwood] Starkweather, b. 
in Pawtucket, R. I., Feb., 1821 ; m. there 28 Dec., 1841, 
Richard T. Lyon, son of Thomas and Jane [Smyth] 
Lyon. He was b. in Carlisle, III., 29 Nov., 1819 and 
was living in 1898. She d. in Cleveland, Ohio, 8 March, 
1861. Mr. Lyon married second time Julia M. Hodge. 

Their children are : — 

I. Richard Starkweather Lyon, b. in Cleveland. Ohio, 

18 Oct., 1843 ; m. first time in Schenectady, N. Y., 

19 Sept., 1866, Lena MacKerlie, dau. of William 
and Matilda [Schofield] MacKerlie. She was b. in 
New York city, 11 April, 1843; d. in Schenectady, 
N. Y., 14 Dec, 1875 ; m. second time in Chicago, 111., 
7 Dec, 1877, M. Laurie [Colburn] Schneider, dau. 

of John and [Gaubert] Colburn. She was b. 

in Richmond, Maine, about 1847. He was gradu- 
ated at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., class 
of 1865. 

Issue : — 

1. Ella May Lyon, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan., 
1878; d. there in 1883. 

2. Mabel Lena Lyon, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan., 
1878; d. in Amsterdam, N. Y., in 1878. 

3. Mildred Raymond Lyon, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 
July, 1874. 

II. Almira Frances Lyon, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 15 Oct., 

1845; m. in Erie, Pa., June, 1875, Martin Hodge, 
son of Horace L. and Phoebe Wheeler [Lee] Hodge. 
He was b. in East Bloomfield, N. Y., in 1835. 
Issue: — 

1. Jennie Ellen Hodge, b. 25 Aug., 1876. 

2. Richard Seth Hodge, b. 14 Jan., 1878. 

3. George Martin Hodge, b. 14 May, 1882. 
All born in East Bloomfield, N. Y. 

III. Ellen Jane Lyon, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 29 Nov., 
1853; m - there in 1879, Lucian B. Hall, son of 
Porter B. and Mary [Hinesdale] Hall. He was b. 
in Bloomfield, Ohio, 18 Feb., 1848. He graduated 
from college, in Hudson, Ohio, class of 1868. 
They were Presbyterians. 

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Issue : — 

i. Amy Ellen Hall, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 2 June, 
1885. 
IV. James Oliver Lyon, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 8 March, 
1 86 1 ; d. there unmarried 14 April, 1890. 

555. 7 James Oliver Starkweather, ( 6 James Clay, 
5 OHver, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 25 July, 1822; 
m. first time in North Providence, R. I., 15 Feb., 1847, 
Abby Mayberry Mclntire, dau. of Joseph and Ann 

[MayberryJ Mclntire. She was b. in , 4 Oct., 

1827; d. in Pawtucket, R. I., 27 Feb., 1859; m - second 
time in Pawtucket, R. I., 24 Oct., 1861, Amy Mathew- 
son, dau. of George and Anna Maria [Child] Mathew- 
son. She was b. in Dover, N. H., 11 May, 1843; d. in 
Lakewood, N. J., 11 Jan., 1898. He d. in Pawtucket, 
R. I., 5 Aug., 1887. He was prepared for college in 
Phillips Academy, in Andover, Mass., and graduated 
from Amherst College in class of 1844. He was engaged 
in the manufacture of cotton and woolen goods in Paw- 
tucket until 1877. From that time until his death he 
was engaged in conducting a fire insurance agency in 
Pawtucket, R. I. He resided all his life in Pawtucket, 
R. I., and was at one time a member of the town coun- 
cil, also director of the State National Bank and trustee 
of the Franklin Savings Bank. He was one of the 
founders of the Pawtucket Library Association and was 
for many years a member of the Executive Committee 
of the Business Men's Association. He was a member 
of the Protestant Episcopal church, a vestryman of 
St. Paul's parish and a delegate to the Annual Diocesan 
Convention. He was extravagantly fond of music and 
was a fine organist ; he also attained distinction as a 
composer of sacred music. Mrs. Amy Starkweather 
had charge of the "Woman's Building" and was a 
representative from Rhode Island at the World's Fair 
in 1893. She did a great deal of work for Mrs. Potter 
Palmer and indeed was her main literary support. 

Their children are : — 
867. Joseph Underwood, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 19 
Sept., 1848; m. Henrietta Mott Wads worth, 

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dau. of James and Mary Elizabeth [Fuller] 
Wadsworth. 

868. James Clay, b. in Pawtucket, R. L, i6Feb., 1859; 

m. Alice Lenora Kent, dau. of Oscar M. and 
Charity M. [ ] Kent. 

869. x. George Mathews, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 15 July, 

1865 ; d. there 2 April, 1890. 
870.x. Amy Hope, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 10 Jan., 
1876; d. there 22 Feb., 1877. 

557. 7 Mary Starkweather, ( 6 James Clay, 5 01iver, 
4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, 
was b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 27 March, 1828; m. there 
29 Jan., 1850, James Horswell, son of John and Mary 
A. [Lloyd] Horswell. He was b. in Newport, R. I., 19 
Nov., 1828. They reside in Boston, Mass. 

Their children are : — 

I. Mary Ellen Horswell, b. and d. in Boston in 1851. 

II. Mary Ellen Horswell, b. in Boston, Mass., 17 Jan., 

1852 ; m. William T. Sanger, son of Judge George 
P. and Elizabeth [Thompson] Sanger, in Boston, 
Mass., 5 Jan., 1879. He was b. in Charlestown, 
Mass., 31 July, 1850 and was educated in Boston 
Latin School and graduated from Harvard Univer- 
sity in class of 1871. They now reside in Morris- 
town, N. J. 
Issue : — 

1. Helen Sanger, b. in Boston, Mass., 8 May, 
1880. 

2. Ralph Sanger, b. in Cambridge, Mass., 31 
May, 1882. 

3. Margaret Lloyd Sanger, b. in Cambridge, 
Mass., 27 Sept., 1887. 

III. Fannie Horswell, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., in 1853; 
d. there in 1853. 

IV. Almira Starkweather Horswell, b. in Boston, Mass., 
10 July, 1857; m. there 21 Dec, 1886, Charles 
Robert Sanger, son of Judge George Patridge and 
Elizabeth Sherburne [Thompson] Sanger. He was 
b. in Boston, Mass., 31 Aug., i860. He attended 
private and public schools of Cambridge, graduated, 
in 1881; A. M., 1882; Ph. D., 1884. 

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Issue : — 

i. Mary Sanger, b. in Annapolis, Md., 2 April, 
1888. 

2. Eleanor Sherburne Sanger, b. in Annapolis, 
Md., 9 Feb., 1891. 

3. Richard Sanger, b. in St. Louis, Mo., 14 April, 
1894. 

.5.59. Trances C. Starkweather, ( 6 James Clay, 
5 OHver, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 17 March, about 
1833 ; m. there 12 Oct., 1853, Edward F. Miller, Jr., son 
of Edward F. and Louisa [Hitchcock] Miller. He was 
b. in Providence, R. I., 15 Nov., 1829. They are mem- 
bers of the Congregational church. 

Their children are: — 

I. Almira Doane Miller, b. in Providence, R. I., in 1854; 

d. in 1854, aged three months, thirteen days. 

II. Charles Starkweather Miller, b. in Providence, R. I., 

21 May, 1856. Living in 1900. 

.561. 7 Sarah Starkweather, ("Samuel, 5 OHver, 
4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), oldest child of Samuel 
and Julia [Judd] Starkweather, was b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 
29 Oct., 1829; m. there 11 Nov., 1851, Richard C. Par- 
sons, son of Thomas and Fanny [Chappell] Parsons. 
He was b. in New London, Conn., 10 Oct., 1826. He 
studied law in Ohio and was admitted to practice in 
Oct., 1 85 1. He was a speaker of the Ohio House of 
Republicans. They are members of the Presbyterian 
church and live in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Their children are : 

I. Richard C. Parsons, Jr., b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 28 

Oct., 1858. 

II. Julia S. Parsons, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 4 May, 1854. 

5£>3. 7 William Judd Starkweather, ("Samuel, 
5 01iver, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 14 Dec, 1845 5 m - 
there 3 Nov., 1868, Leafie Sims, dau. of Elias Sims. 

Their child is: — 
871. x. William Judd, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 7 June, 
1874. 

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571. 7 Roswell Starkweather, ( 6 Joseph, 5 Roswell, 
4 Elijah, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of Joseph and 
Eliza [Bowen] Starkweather, was b. in Killingly Center, 
Conn., 21 May, 1838; ra. in Voluntown, New London 
Co., Conn., in 1863, Eliza Shipper, dau. of Stephen 
Shipper. She was b. in Lester, ; d. in Roch- 
dale, in 1892. He d. in Middletown, Conn., 13 Oct., 
1896. No children living. 

573. 7 Thomas W. Darr Starkweather, ( 6 Joseph, 
5 Roswell, 4 Elijah, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of 

the preceding, was b. in Bollinville, Conn., ; m. 

in Blackstone, Mass., 23 Jan., 1869, Isabella Greene, 
dau. of George and Ann [Bowen] Greene. She was b. in 
Littletown, N. H., 30 June, 1846. They belong to the 
Baptist church and are members of the Grange Lodge. 

575. 7 Margaret R. Starkweather, ( 6 Asa, 5 Asa, 
^Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of Asa 
and Mary [Robinson] Starkweather, was b. in Living- 
stonville, N. Y., 12 Dec, 1807; m. there 25 Feb., 1833, 
Jacob Hess, son of Col. Peter Hess. He d. 17 Feb., 
1872. She d. 25 July, 1884. 

Their children are : — 

I. Mary S. Hess, b. 15 Feb., 1834; d. 19 Sept., 1844. 

II. Jeremiah Hess, b. 19 May, 1837. 

III. Henry Reuben Hess, b. 18 May, 1840. 

IV. William Asa Hess, b. 15 Dec, 1843. 

V. Peter Hess, b. 3 July, 1845. 

All this family lived in or near Pultney, N. Y., except 
Peter who went to Michigan. 

577. 7 Jane Starkweather, ( 6 Asa, 5 Asa, ^Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was 
b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 10 Nov., 1813; m. there 
29 May, 1834, Richard Downer Lathrop, son of Andrew 
and Sybil [Downer] Lathrop. He was b. in Broome, 

Schoharie county, N. Y., 4 July, 1808; d. in , 14 

Feb., 1873. She d. in , 31 Dec, 1862. 

Their children are: — 
I. Asa S. Lathrop, b. in Blenheim, N. Y., 4 Jan., 1835 ; 
d. 2 July, 1883. 

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II. Andrew Richard Lathrop, b. in New York city, 12 

Dec, 1846; d. 28 June, i860. 

III. Jane Lathrop, b. in , 16 Feb., 1850; m. 

William C. Engle, 26 Nov., 1872. They had no 
children and lived in New York city. 

579. 7 Mary R. Starkweather, ( 6 Asa, 5 Asa, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Livingstonville, N. Y.,23 Feb., 1818; m. 
Arnold D. Patterson, 17 Nov., 1836. He d. in Califor- 
nia, 4 Dec, 1884. She d. in California about 1893. 

Their children are: — 

I. James Patterson, b. in , 10 Aug., 1837. 

II. Sarah Jane Patterson, b. in , 29 May, 1839. 

III. Mary Robinson Patterson, b. in , 12 Feb., 

1843. 

IV. Harriet Patterson, b. in , 16 May, 1844. 

V. Francis Patterson, b. in , 15 May, 1845. 

VI. Ellen Mullen Patterson, b. in . 

580. 'William Robinson Starkweather, ( 6 Asa, 
5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, : Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., 28 March, 
1820; m. in New York city, 7 May, 1844, Sarah Ann 
Buckley, dau. of Burr and Sarah [Conklin] Buckley. 
She was b. in Seaingtown, Long Island, 25 June, 1823. 

He d. in . He belonged to Co. C, 3rd Reg., R. I. 

H. A. and pilot U. S. Navy of Rebellion. Enlisted in 
Providence, R. I., 27 March, 1865 and discharged in 
Fair Haven, Conn., 10 May, 1865. 

Their children are : — 

872. William Burr, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 13 Feb., 1846; 

m. Kate Buckley, dau. of Oliver and Frances 
[ ] Buckley. 

873. x. Sarah Amy, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1848; 

unmarried and lives in E. Orange, N. J. 
874.x. Mary Elizabeth, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 18 Dec, 

1850; unmarried and lives in E. Orange, N. J. 
875. Henry Reuben, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 14 July, 

1853; m. Rebecca Griffin, dau. of Oliver and 

Serinea [ ] Griffin. 

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876. James Alfred, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 12 Aug., 

1856; m. Martha Remeney. 

877. x. Olivia Henrietta, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 29 June, 

1862 ; unmarried and lives in E. Orange, N. J. 
Is a clerk in the fancy department of the 
Y. W. C. A. of New York city. 

878. x. Asa Lathrop, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 3 March, 

1864; unmarried and lives in E. Orange, N. J. 

582. 7 Martha Starkweather, ( 6 Asa, 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preceding, was 

b. in Livingstonville, N. Y., ; m. in New York 

city, 4 Dec, 1844, Hugh Park, son of Joseph and Jane 

E. [ ] Park. He was b. in ; d. 12 Aug., 

1850. 

Their children are: — 

I. Mary Jane Park, b. in , 4 Sept., 1845. 

II. Sarah Ellen Park, b. in , 28 June, 1848; m. 

in , 26 Nov., 1883, Arthur J. Shaw, son of 

Josephus and Harriet [ ] Shaw. They live in 

Brantree, Mass. 

Issue: — 

1. Elinor Mary Shaw, b. in , 10 April, 1885. 

2. Harriet Gladys Shaw, b. in , 20 Aug., 

1887. 

3. Arthur Josephus Shaw, b. 31 Aug., 1890. 

4. Hugh Park Shaw, b. 31 Aug., 1890; d. 31 
Aug., 1890. 

590. 7 George Rex STARKWEATHER,( 6 Reuben, 5 Asa, 
*Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of Reuben and 
Esther [Moore] Starkweather, was b.in Chenango, N.Y., 
18 Nov., 1826; m. in Rome, N. Y., 11 April, i860, Deb- 
orah Jane Horton,dau. of William and Ruhamah [White] 
Horton. She was b. in Schenectady, N. Y., 2 Dec, 
1832. He was educated in Binghamton, N. Y., and 
belonged to the Iron Hall lodge until it collapsed. He 
is a carpenter and Baptist. 

Their children are : — 
879.x. Reuben Horton, b. in Binghamton, N. Y., 24 

April, 1 86 1. 
880. x. Rollo Judson, b. in Binghamton, N. Y., 7 Aug., 
1862. 

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88 1. x. Ruth Emma, b. in Vineland, N. J., 29 March, 

1872. 

594'. 7 David Starkweather, ( 6 Benjamin, 5 Amos, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 3 John, Robert), son of Benjamin 
and Electa F. [Bullock] Starkweather, was b. in Wor- 
cester, N. Y., 4 July, 1 82 1 ; m. Elizabeth Spencer, dau. 
of William D. and Sarah [Well man] Spencer. She was 
b. in Unadilla, N. Y., 8 April, 1821. They are farmers 
and members of the Baptist church in Worcester, N. Y., 
near where they live. 

Their children are : 

882. Eugene, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 13 May, 1853; m - 

Lillian E. Snyder, dau. of John A. and Matilda 
[Bates] Snyder. 

883. x. Flora, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 21 July, 1855 ; m. 

Charles Smith. They live in Oneonta, N. Y. 
One daughter, Antoinette Smith, b. 7 April, 1879. 

884. x. Ida, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 28 Aug., 1857; m. 

Frank Smith in Worcester, N. Y., 20 May, 
1885. He d. 15 Aug., 1896. He was surrogate 
of Otsego county, N. Y. 

.596. 7 Phebe Starkweather, ( 6 Benjamin, 5 Amos, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Worcester, N. Y., 28 July, 1876 ; m. in 
Oshkosh, Wis., Aug., 1850, Rev. Evan Thomas, son of 
John and Ann [Sanders] Thomas. He was b. in Wales 
in 1820, and d. in Oshkosh, Wis., in 1894. They are 
Baptists and live in West Superior, Wis. 

Their children are ; — 

I. Alfred Thomas, b. in Nekimi, Wis., in 185 1; m. 

Christina Powers. 

II. Carey Thomas, b. in Nekimi, Wis., in 1853; m. in 

Oshkosh, Wis., 6 Oct., 1886, Alice Crow, dau. of 

Benjamin and Clementine [ ] Crow. She was 

b. in Rixon, Wis., 10 June, 1863. 
Issue: — 

1. Ruth Thomas, b. in West Superior, Wis., 29 

May, 1 891. 

2. Florence Thomas, b. in West Superior, Wis., 
12 March, 1895. 

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III. Austin Thomas, b. in Omro, Wis., in 1855; m. 
Maggie Spaulding of Saginaw, Mich. 

They have one child called Edith. 

IV. Electa Thomas, b. in Omro, Wis., in 1857; m. in 
Depere, Wis., George Clithero, son of James and 

Mary [ ] Clithero. He was b. in Preston, 

Eng., in 1847. 

Issue 1 

1. Eva Thomas, b. in Depere, Wis., in 1878. 

2. Jennie Thomas, b. in Depere, Wis., in 1879. 

3. Inez Thomas, b. in Antigo, Wis., in 1883. 

4. Electa Thomas, b. in West Superior, Wis., 

in 1889. 

V. Elizabeth Thomas, b. in Waukau, Wis., in 1859; m. 

Louis Strong. 
Their children are : — 

1. Emma Strong. 

2. Arthur Strong. 

3. Abbie Strong. 

VI. Benjamin Thomas, b. in Omro, Wis., in 1864. 

VII. Jennie Thomas, b. in Omro, Wis., in 1867; m. in 
Oshkosh, Wis., 5 Feb., 1890, Samuel Lightbody, son 
of Samuel and Mary Elizabeth [Wright] Lightbody. 
He was b. in Janesville, Wis., 9 Aug., 1858. 

Issue '. — 

1. Marion Helen Lightbody, b. in West Superior, 

Wis., 12 Aug., 1895. 

2. Fannie Elizabeth Lightbody, b. in West Supe- 
rior, Wis., 12 Aug., 1895. 

597 7 George Morrell Starkweather, ( 6 Benja- 
min, 'Amos, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Worcester, N. Y., n Jan., 
1829- m. first time in Westford, N. Y., 6 Jan., 1857, 
Lovina E. Herrick, dau. of John D. and Mary [Eliot] 
Herrick. She was b. in Westford, N. Y., 5 June, 1805 ; 
d in Decatur, N. Y., 5 May, 1885; m. second time in 
Worcester, N. Y., 13 Feb., 1889, Margaret Parker, dau. 
of Chancy and Nancy [Tripp] Parker. She was b. m 
Decatur, N. Y., 17 Aug., 1856. He was educated in 
Worcester and Cherry Valley, N. Y. He has been jus- 
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and town clerk five years. They belong to the Decatur 
Valley Grange where they are living. They have no 
children. 

598. 7 Amanda Starkweather, ( 6 Benjamin, 5 Amos, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Worcester, N. Y., 30 Sept., 1831; m. 
Andrew Sloan. She d. in Worcester, N. Y., about 1867. 

Their child is: — 
I. George Sloan, address Westford, Otsego county, 
N. Y. 

599. 7 Matilda Starkweather, ("Benjamin, 5 Amos, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Worcester, N. Y., 16 Dec, 1834; m. 
Ransom Simmons; address Oneonta, N. Y. 

Their children are: — 

I. George Simmons, b. in . 

II. Amanda Simmons, b. in . 

III. Arthur Simmons, b. in . 

IV. George Simmons, b. in . 

600. 7 Asher Starkweather, ( 6 Benjamin, 5 Amos, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Worcester, N. Y., 20 June, 1838; m. 
first time in , 22 March, 1864, Eleanor C. Am- 
brose. She was b. in , 20 Dec, 1847; d. in 

, 14 Dec, 1874; m. second time in , 21 

April, 1 88 1, S. A. Queal. He lives in Pittsfield, Mass. 

His children are: — 

885. x. Luella J., b. in , 31 July, 1865 ; m. W. W. 

Butler. They live in Bainbridge, N. Y. 
Issue: — 

I. Frederic Butler. 

II. Irma Butler. 

886.x. Ida M., b. in — , 13 Dec, 1867; is a teacher 

in Bay Shore, L. I. 

887.x. CoraD., b. in , 25 June, 1870; m. Wil- 
liam Phelps and lives in Lee, Mass. 

888.x. Eleanor C, b. in , 17 Oct., 1874, is a 

trained nurse and lives in Pittsfield, Mass. 

889.x. Essa Mabel, b. in Pittsfield, Mass., 17 Aug., 
1886. 

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890. x. Morrell A., b. in Pittsfield, Mass., 1 July, 1888. 

0O7. 7 Rufus Starkweather, ( 6 William, 5 Asher, 
*Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), son of William and 
Abigail [Post] Starkweather, was b. in Warren, N. Y., 
26 May, 1829; m. in Jordanville, N. Y., 19 Sept., 1852, 
Velvideer Vosburg, dau. of Martin and Kate [Harter] 
Vosburg. She was b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 15 Jan., 
1832; d. in Warren, N. Y., 8 Jan., 1894. He d. in 
Warren, N. Y., 17 Dec., 1859. 

Their children are : — 

891. Alice Ida, b. in Warren, N. Y., 30 Aug., 1853; m. 

John House, son of James and Cornelia [Harris] 
House. 

892. Dwight, b. in Warren, N. Y., 30 July, 1859; m - 

Flora Merville, dau. of Elijah and Emma [Bor- 
den] Merville. 

609. 7 Susan Marinda Starkweather, ("William, 
5 Asher, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Warren, N. Y., 2 April, 1834; m. 
there 24 Jan., 1854, Adam H. Helmer, son of Henry 
and Veronica [Rasback] Helmer. She d. 20 Nov., 1867, 
in Bowens Corners, Oswego county, N. Y. He was b. 
in Warren, N. Y., 12 July, 1823. They were Presby- 
terians. 

Their children are: — 

I. VernerR. Helmer, b. in Palermo, Oswego Co., N. Y., 

28 Oct., 1862; m. ; d. in Belt, Montana, 

1 1 Aug., 1895. 

II. Ralph M. Helmer, b. in Bowens Corners, Oswego 

county, N. Y., 22 Oct., 1867 ; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Miss Fitzhugh and lives there. 

610. 7 William Preston Starkweather, ^Wil- 
liam, 5 Asher, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Warren, N. Y., 30 March, 
1837; m. there 11 July, 1858, Rebecca Hoffman, dau. 
of William H. and Jane [Lewis] Hoffman. She was b. 
in Windham, N. Y.,21 Jan., 1838. He d. in Hastings, 
Mich., 22 April, 1877 and his widow married second 
time J. K. Babcock and they live in Hastings, Mich. 

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611. 7 Ira Starkweather, ( 6 William, 5 Asher/Nathan, 
3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the preceding, was 
b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 3 March, 1840; m. there 28 
Dec, 1864, Lucy J. Belshaw, dau. of William and Hulda 
[Durfee] Belshaw. She was b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 14 
July, 1842; d. there 2 Oct., 1892. They are members 
of the Baptist church in Jordanville, N. Y., where he 
was living in Dec, 1897. 
Their children are : — 
893. x. Mae, b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 30 March, 1866; 
m. there 12 June, 1890, Alfred Pierce, son of 
Ezra and Mary E. [Alford] Pierce. He was b. 
in Warren, N. Y., 8 Sept., 1854, and is a mem- 
ber of the lodge of Patrons of Industry of North 
America. 
Issue: — 

1. Leslie Pierce, b. in Columbia, 22 Nov., 1894. 
894.x. Lynn, b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 30 March, 1866; 
m. in Starkville, N. Y., in 1888, Libbie Maxwell, 
dau. of Abel Maxwell. He is a clerk. 
895. x. Goodridge, b. in Richfield, N. Y., 29 July, 1868 ; 

d. there 19 Dec, 1871. 
896.x. Minnie, b. in Richfield, N. Y., 16 March, 1869; 

d. there July, 1869. 
897. x. Ralph, b. in Mohawk, N. Y., 9 March, 1871 ; m. 
in California, 13 Jan., 1897, Rose Baker. He 
is an engineer. 
898.x. John, b. in Mohawk, N. Y., 3 March, 1873; d. 

in Jordanville, N. Y., 11 June, 1895. 
899.x. Lulu, b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 29 Aug., 1875; 
was unmarried in 1898. 

613. 7 Charles Starkweather, ("William, 5 Asher, 
4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Warren, N. Y., 23 July, 1846; m. 
near Schuylers Lake, N. Y., in 1872, Ida Freeman, dau. 

of and Catherine Freeman. He d. near 

Little Falls, N. Y., 20 June, 1885. 

Their child is : — 

900. x. Gertrude, b. in , 18 Dec, 1874; m. in 

1897. 



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€>\4r. 7 George Ezra Starkweather, ( 6 Ezra, 5 Jabez, 
4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), oldest son of Ezra and 
Mary Eliza [Flint] Starkweather, was b. in Hampton, 
Conn., 27 June, 1834; m. in Willimantic, Conn., 30 
May, i860, Jerusha Grow, dau. of Thomas and Jerusha 
[Wales] Grow. He d. in Hampton, Conn. He was 
educated in the Hampton school and Chaplin high school. 
He was a farmer and a member of the Lebanon Grange 
No. 21 of Connecticut. They were members of the 
Congregational church. 

Their child is : — 

901. x. Jennie L., b. in Franklin, Conn., 22 Feb., 1861 ; 

d. there 18 Nov., 1861. 

615. 7 Jacob Flint Starkweather, ( 6 Ezra, 5 Jabez, 
4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Hampton, Conn., 16 May, 1836; m. in 

, 8 May, 1867, Maria Louise Chase, dau. of John 

and Sarah [Wightman] Chase. She was b. in Middle- 
town, R. I., 6 Dec, 1838. He is a teacher. 

Their child is : — 

902. x. Almon Azel, b. and d. in Sprague, Conn., 4 

Sept., 1879. 

618. Isabella Maria Starkweather, ( 6 Nathan, 
5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), dau. of Nathan 
and Cynthia [Loomis] Starkweather, was b. in Hartford, 
Conn., 5 Aug., 1842; m. there 9 July, 1861, James 
Nichols, son of Isaac and Bessie [Piatt] Nichols. He 
was b. in Newtown, Conn., 25 Dec, 1830 and is now 
living in Hartford, Conn. She d. in Hartford, Conn., 
9 Oct., 1895. He is president of the National Fire 
Insurance Co. of Hartford, also judge of the probate. 

Their children are: — 

I. James Loomis Nichols, b. in Hartford, Conn., 20 

Feb., 1863; d. there 29 June, 1871. 

II. Helen Christine Nichols, b. in Hartford, Conn., 24 

Dec, 1870; m. there 24 Dec, 1890, Harry Alexan- 
der Smith, son of ,who is assistant secretary 

of the National Fire Insurance Co. They reside in 
Rochester, N. Y. 

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Issue : — 

i. James Nichols Smith, b. in , 2 Oct., 

1 891. 

2. Harriet Helen Smith, b. in , 6 Jan., 

1896. 
III. Isabella Nichols, b. in Hartford, Conn., Oct., 1874; 
d. there 26 June, 1875. 

619. 7 Mary Anna Starkweather, ( 6 George, 5 Jabez, 
4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), oldest child of George 

and Mary [Waite] Starkweather, was b. in , 30 

Aug., 1840; m. in , Frank Crosby, Esq. 

Their children are: — 

I. Frederick Crosby, b. in , 25 April, 1869. 

II. Mary Kitty Crosby, b. in , 22 May, 1870. 

III. Alice C. Crosby, b. in , 8 Dec, 1871. 

IV. Frank Crosby, b. in . 

V. Sadie Crosby, b. in . 

VI. Anna Crosby, b. in , 30 Aug., 1882. 

620. 7 Sarah Wilder Starkweather, ( 6 George, 
5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in , 1 Feb., 1842; m. in , 

Major William Streeter. She was for many years sup- 
erintendent of public schools in Pennsylvania. 

621. 7 John Waite Starkweather, ( 6 George, 
5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 

preceding, was b. in , 2 Oct., 1844; m. in , 

Abbie Chase. 

Their child is : — 

903. x. Florence Chase, b. in , 10 Sept., 1871 ; m. 

in , Howard Giddings. 

622. 7 George Briggs Starkweather, ("George, 
5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Hartford, Conn., 11 Jan., 1847; m. 
first time in Rosario, De Santa Fe, Argentine Republic, 
31 Dec, 1869, Marie Louise Edwige Dudzinski, dau. of 
Paul Dudzinski. She was b. in Santa Fe, Argentine 
Republic, 19 June, 1845 "> d. in Buenos Ayres, Argentine 
Republic, 30 Dec, 1873; m. second time in Hartford, 
Conn., 20 Oct., 1877, Emma Loomis, dau. of Frank Olm- 

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stead and Caroline [Parsons] Loomis. She was b. in 
Hartford, Conn., 3 Nov., 185 1. He is the author of 
"The Law of Sex," published July, 1883 by J. and A. 
Churchill in London, England ; also author of the " Secret 
of Wings," published by H. W. Beadle & Co., Wash- 
ington, D. C, and others. He was for a time a clerk 
in the Pension Office at Washington, D. C, but is now 
in the real estate business in that city. He is an F. R. 
G. S. 

Their children are: — 

904. x. Taida, b. in Rosario, De Santa Fe, Argentine 

Republic, 13 Oct., 1871; d. in New Berne, 
Craven county, N. C, 1 Aug., 1878. 

905. x. Nella, b. in Rosario, De Santa Fe, Argentine Re- 

public, 16 Dec, 1872 ; d. in New Berne, N. C, 5 
Aug., 1878. 

906. x. Louisa Rosa, b. in New Berne, N. C, 25 July, 

1878. 

907. x. Stephen Hubbard, b. in Alexandra, Va., 4 April, 

1881. 

908. x. Paul, b. in Falls Church, Va., 19 Jan., 1883. 

909. x. Ethelyn, b. in Washington, D. C, 8 April, 1887. 

910. x. Teresa, b. in Washington, D. C, 11 Nov., 1889. 

911. x. Roger Williams, b. in Washington, D. C, 10 

Feb., 1893. 

912. x. Lafone, b. in Washington, D. C, 17 Feb., 1895. 



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632. 8 Roger S. Starks, nee Starkweather, 
( 7 Thomas, 6 Roger, 5 Thomas, 4 Benajah, we suppose, 
3 Thomas, 2 John, Robert), son of Thomas and Flora 

P. [Drake] Starks or Starkweather, was b. in , 

23 Aug., 1846; m. in Winchester, Conn., 8 Nov., 1877, 
Ella Shepard Drake, dau. of Henry and Harriette 
[Elmore] Drake. She was b. in Winchester, Conn., 8 
Nov., 185 1. He is a farmer and belongs to the Ancient 
Order of United Workmen. 

Their children are: — 
913. x. Harry Edwards, b. 16 June, 1881. 
614. x. Charles Flint, b. 6 June, 1887. 

915. x. Samuel Elmore, b. 22 June, 1889. 

916. x. Florence Isabel, b. 6 Dec, 1890. 

All the above born in Winchester, Conn. 

64'i>. 8 Jared Brackett Starkweather, ( 7 Avery M. , 
6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest child of Avery Meech and Abigail [Brackett] 
Starkweather, was b. in Gal way , N. Y. , 2 1 May, 1 8 1 3 ; m. 
in Barre,N. Y., 12 Sept., 1838, Mary Bailey, dau. of Lan- 
sing and Sylvia [Pratt] Bailey. She was b. in Barre, 
N. Y.,25 June, 1817. He d. in Kenosha, Wis., April, 
1891. 

Their children are: — 

917. x. A son, b. in Albion, N. Y., 5 May, 1841 ; d. there 

8 May, 1841. 

918. x. Gleason Fillmore, b. in Albion, N. Y., 5 April, 

1843; m - Sarah Pease. 

919. x. Harriet Jane, b. in Prairie du Chien.Wis., 8 May, 

1849; m. Edward H. Hollister. 
920.x. Minnie, b. in Prairie du Chien, Wis., 17 July, 
1850; m. Henry H. Marcusson. 

646. 8 Reuben Cheney Starkweather, (Avery M. , 
6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Eagle Harbor.N. Y., 
19 Sept., 1816; m. in Gaines, N. Y., 12 Nov., 1840, 
Susan Jane Brown. She was b. in Poultney, Rutland 

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county, Vt., 27 April, 1 8 19. He d. in Eagle Harbor, 
N. Y., 18 July, 1873. 
Their children are : — 

921. x. Abigail Jane, b. in Gaines, N. Y., 9 April, 1844; 

d. there 13 Aug., 1844. 

922 . x. Susan Amelia, b. in Gaines, N. Y. , 2 March, 1 840 ; 

d. there 31 July, 1846. 
923.x. Avery Cheney, b. in Carlton, N. Y., 16 June, 
1853; m. there 23 March, 1892, Annie Eliza- 
beth Anderson. She was b. in Scotland, N. Y., 
9 Nov., 1865. They are farmers and members 
of the M. E. church. 

924. x. Arthur J., b. in Barre, N. Y., 6 Nov., 1861 ; was 

unmarried in 1897. 

648. 8 Giles Edgerton Starkweather, ( 7 Avery 
M., 6 Av*ery, 5 Arthur, 'Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 
22 May, 1827; m. in Cleveland, Ohio, 24 May, 1852, 
Mary Elizabeth Griffith. She was b. in Syracuse, N. Y., 
14 Feb., 1828. He d. in Milwaukee, Wis., 14 Jan., 
1887. 

Their children are : — 

925. x. David Griffith, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 12 July, 1853. 

926. x. Abigail Charlotte, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 22 Feb., 

1855. 

927. x. George M. Tabbets, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 6 

July, 1856; d. there 16 July, 1856. 

651. 8 Ann Maria Starkweather, ( 7 Sidney, 
6 Avery, 5 Arthur, 'Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest daughter of Sidney and Sarah [Smith] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., 20 Oct., 1833; m. 
in Orion, Oakland county, Mich., William Freeman. 
He was b. in Granville, Sussex county, N. J., 3 Dec -> 
1826. 

Their child is : — 
William Starkweather Freeman, b. in Waterford, Mich... 

13 Feb., 1856. 
662 8 Seth W. Starkweather, ( 7 Arthur, 6 Seth, 
'Arthur,' 'Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, Robert), son of 
Arthur and Udoxy [Warren] Starkweather, was b. in 

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Galway, N. Y., 19 Jan., 1824; m. in Rochester, N. Y., 
5 Aug., 1858, Cornelia Hitchcock, dau. of Leonard H. 
and Elizabeth Bailey [Clark] Hitchcock. She was b. in 
Rochester, N. Y., 22 Feb., 1834 and d. in Williamsport, 
Pa. He d. in Williamsport, Pa., 31 March, 1887. He 
was elected mayor of Williamsport, Pa., three times, 
the first being in 1873. He was a member of the 
National Guards of Pennsylvania, received his commis- 
sion as Judge Advocate of the 3d Brigade with rank of 
Major, 19 Aug., 1879. He was engaged in the lumber 
business at the time of his death and a member of the 
following lodge, F. and A. M., of N. Y. They were 
members of the Second Presbyterian church of Wil- 
liamsport, Pa. They had no children. 

668. 8 John Starkweather, ( 7 John, 6 Seth, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, x Robert), son of John and 
Alzena [Taylor] Starkweather, was b. in Eagle Harbor, 
N. Y., 21 Nov., 1841; m. in New York city, 4 June, 
1880, Annie [Brown] Raistrick, dau. of Thomas and 
Fannie [Collinson] Brown. She was b. in South Kelsey, 
Lincolnshire, England, 17 May, 1853. He was educated 
in Lincoln College, England. They are members of the 
M. E. church. The son of his wife by first marriage 
goes by the name of George Starkweather. 

Their child is : — 
928.x. Freda Alzena, b. in Hoboken, N. J., 11 Sept., 
1887. 

672. 8 Seth Starkweather, ( ? John, 6 Seth, 5 Arthur, 
4 Joseph, 3 Timothy, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Eagle Harbor, N. Y., 25 June, 1853; 
m. Jane Johnson. 

Their children are : — 

929. x. Ray. 

930. x. George. 

931. x. Fred. 

932. x. John. 

933. x. Arthur. 

934. x. Sarah. 
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673. 8 William F. Starkweather, ( 7 Albert G., 
6 Purple, 5 Joseph, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son 
of Albert G. and Julia [Batter] Starkweather, was b. in 
St. Albans, Vt., 16 April, 1846; m. Addie C. Pollard, 
dau. of Charles and Martha [Farnkarn] Pollard. 

675. 8 Amanda Jane Starkweather, ( 7 Leonard, 
6 Leonard, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), oldest 
child of Leonard and Emily [Hosmer] Starkweather, 
was b. in Canaan township, Pa., 18 Jan'y, 1830; m. 
Wesley F. Cattron. He was b. 4 Oct., 1826. 

Their children are: — 

I. Ellen Frances Cattron, b. in Westville, Ind., 1 March, 

1851; m. first time there 27 Dec, 1891, George 
Schelle. He was b. in Meiilhansen, Ger., 4 Aug., 
1850 ; d. in New York city, 6 Feb., 1893 ; m. second 
time in New York city, 9. Jan., 1894, John Witt- 
penn. He was b. in Germany, 29 Aug., 1849. 
Issue: — 

1. Dora Tallant Schelle, b. in Westville, Ind., 5 
Dec, 1892. 

2. Wesley Paul Wittpenn,b. in Westville, Ind., 23 
Sept., 1894. 

II. Charles Fremont Cattron, b. near Westville, Ind., 

3 March, 1854; unmarried in 1899 and living in 
Forest City, S. D. 

III. Josephine Cattron, b. near Westville, Ind., 28 Nov., 
1855; m. in Otis, LaPorte county, Ind., 18 May, 
1876, J. H. Skelly, son of Joseph and Mary [Red- 
ford] Skelly. He was b. in Newtown, Ind., about 
1850; d. in Otis, Ind., 5 Nov., 1895. 

Issue : — 

1. Owen Howard Skelly, b. in Waldron, 111., 18 
Jan., 1880. 

2. Austin Jero Skelly, b. near Rockford, Mich., 
11 Jan., 1883. 

IV. Mary Victoria Cattron, b. in Westville, Ind., 27 
Aug., 1857; m. in Michigan City, Ind., 13 April, 
1879, William Milton Winters, son of Milton or 
George and Emeline[Howell]Winters. He was b. in 
Ind., 19 Oct., 1846, and d. in Blunt, S. D., 3 Sept., 
1885. 

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Issue: — 

i. George Washington Winters, b. in Otis, Ind., 

22 Jan., 1881. 
2. John Wesley Winters, b. in Jackson Center, 
Ind., 15 Feb.', 1883. 

V. Adella Grace Cattron, b. in Westville, Ind., 15 Jan., 

1862; m. in Valparaiso, Ind., 5 April, 1883, Eli 
Lansing Williams, son of Milliken W. and Nancy 
[Lansing] Williams. He was b. in Jackson Center, 
Ind., 16 Dec, 1855, and they were living in 1896 in 
Thelma, Ind. 
Issue : — 

1. Hattie Hortense Williams, b. in Jackson City, 
Ind., 2 Apr., 1884; d. 2 Sept., 1884. 

2. Edith Viola Williams, b. in St. John, Kan., 10 
Aug., 1885. 

3. Milliken Williams, b. in St. John, Kan., 27 
Sept., 1887. 

4. Lawrence Williams, b. in Jackson City, 17 
July, 1889. 

5. John Wesley Williams, b. in Jackson City, 8 
Jan., 1891. 

6. Rubie Williams, b. in Jackson City, 13 Jan., 1893. 

7. Mary Oral Williams, b. in Jackson City, 25 
Dec, 1895. 

VI. William Lincoln Cattron, b. in 1863; m. . 

VII. John Wesley Cattron, b. 15 March, 1869. 

VIII. Edith Rosaetta Cattron, b. in Westville, Ind., 2 
Nov., 1873 ; m. in Gettysburg, S. D., 29 Jan., 1892, 
William John Irwin, son of William and Elizabeth 
[Findly] Irwin. He was b. near Belfast, Ireland, 
24 Nov., 1868. 

Issue : — 

1. Edith Viola Irwin, b. in St. Paul, Minn., 6 
Sept., 1893. 

2. Wesley Cattron Irwin, b. in Los Angeles, 
Calif., 10 Nov., 1897. 

IX. Jennie Viola Cattron, b. near Westville, Ind., 17 
May, 1875; m. in Forest City, S. D., 29 March, 
1898, James Snouse, son of Isaac and Sarah [Organ] 
Snouse. He was b. near Bell's Mills, Jefferson 
county, Pa., 30 April, 1859. 

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677. 8 Ursula Starkweather, ( 7 Leonard, 6 Leonard, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Canaan, Wayne county, Pa., 14 Sept., 
1833; m - m String Prairie, Lee county, Iowa, 26 Feb., 
1853, John Sergant, son of Nicholas and Marianne 
[Sawyer] Sergant. He was b. in New Hampshire, 21 
April, 1 83 1. He belongs to the Amber lodge No. 448 
of I. O. O. F. and is a carpenter and farmer in Keokuk, 
Iowa. She is a member of the Presbyterian church. 
They have lived in Sand Prairie, New Sharon and now 
live in Keokuk, Iowa. 

Their children are : — 

I. Henrietta Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 30 Oct., 

1854. 

II. Horace Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 12 Oct., 

1859. 

III. John Henry Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 12 
Sept., 1858; d. therein 1871. 

IV. Lincoln Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 12 Feb., 
1862. 

V. Lalon Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 31 Dec, 1863. 

VI. Lawrence Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 4 Oct., 
1866. 

VII. Ernest R. Sergant, b. in Vincennes, Iowa, 15 
Oct., 1868. 

678. 8 John Starkweather, ^Leonard, 6 Leonard, 
5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother of the pre- 
ceding, was b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 13 May, 1835 ; m. 
in Lee county, Iowa, 4 June, 1857, Sarah A. Coon, dau. 
of Jacob and Sarah [Moody] Coon. She was b. in Lee 
county, Iowa, 19 Dec, 1839, an ^ is living in Hanford, 
Calif. He d. in Hanford, Calif., 14 Nov., 1883. He was 
a farmer and lived in Lee county, Iowa, until 1861, then 
he moved to San Joaquin county, Calif., where he lived 
until 1874; then he moved to Tulare county, Calif., now 
Kings county. 

Their children are: — 

936. x. Rosaline, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 4 June, 1858; 

m. Charles Amisse Hoyle, son of Orse Hoyle, 

near Hanford, Calif., 22 Nov., 1875. He was 

b. in Pennsylvania in 1854, and d. in Hanford, 16 

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April, 1878. She d. in Hanford, Calif., 15 Aug., 
1880. 
They had two children who died young: — 

I. Frankie Hoyle, b. 4 July, 1876; d. 5 July, 
1876. 

II. Eva May Hoyle, b. Oct., 1877; d. Aug., 
1878. 

937 x. Austin, b. in Keokuk, Lee county, Iowa, 24 Dec, 
1859; m - Belle May Lewis, dau. of Moses A. 
and Malinda [Manchester] Lewis, in Oakdale, 
Calif., 10 Oct., 1885. She was b. in Columbia, 
Calif., 21 March, 1861. 
Issue: — 

LeRoy, b. in Hanford, Calif., 3 Sept., 1886. 

Lila May, b. in Phcenix, Arizona, 9 Dec, 

1893. 

938. x. Electa, b. in Stockton, San Joaquin county, Calif., 

30 Oct., 1861; m. in Hanford, Calif., 16 June, 

1878, Albert Patterson, son of and Eliza 

[Turner] Patterson. He was b. in Lane county, 
Oregon, 20 Dec, 1853. 
Issue : — 

I. Dora Patterson, b. in Hanford, Calif., 24 
Jan., 1879. 

II. Claude Patterson, b. in Hanford, Calif., 
6 April, 1880. 

in. Fannie Patterson, b. in Washington, 12 

Aug., 1883. 
iv. George Patterson, b. in Washington, 10 

Feb., 1885. 
v. Ernest Patterson, b. in Washington, 1 
April, 1887. 
939.x. Reuben, b. in San Joaquin county, Calif., 15 
Jan., 1864; m. first time Clara Belle Cowels, 
dau. of John and Angeline [Condrey] Cowels, in 
Visalia, Tulare county, Calif., 7 June, 1889. A 
member of F. and A. M., chapter 74. She was 
b. in Petaluma, Calif., 23 May, 1873 ; d. in Han- 
ford, Calif., 20 Feb., 1896; m. second time in 
Tulare City, 18 April, 1897, Charlotte [Victor] 
Hummel, dau. of John and Anna Mary [Yager] 

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Victor. She was b. in Shaws, Calif., 3 Oct., 
1870. 

Issue '^— 

Lester Edward, b. in Hanford, Calif., 12 Feb., 

1890. 

940. x. Grant, b. in San Joaquin county, Calif., 26 -Dec., 

1865 ; m. Lena Belknap, dau. of Philip McWil- 

liam and Laura Isabel [Cantonwine] Belknap, in 

Hanford, Kings county, Calif., 29 April, 1894. 

She was b. in San Jose, Santa Clara county, 

Calif., 6 April, 1874. Methodist. 

Issue * 

Lloyd, b. in Hanford, Calif., 19 March, 1895. 
Gladys, b. in Hanford, Calif., 15 Dec, 1896. 
qai x. Martha Alma, b. in San Joaquin county, Calif., ,8 
Aug., 1868 ; m. John Caskey Henderson Davis, 
son of John and Amanda [Stephens] Davis, in 
Hanford, Calif. , 2 5 Aug. , 1 889. He was b. near 
Madison, Mo., 23 Dec, 1852. They are mem- 
bers of the Christian church. No children. 
Q42.X. Teannette, b. in San Joaquin county, Calif., 6 
Oct 1870 ; m. Carsten Dahuken, son of Henry 
and Gasholhike [Meinken] Dahuken, in Visaha, 
Tulare county, Calif., 9 July, 1889. He was b. 
in Bollan, Germany, 8 July, 185 1. Merchant. 

I. Homer Dahuken, b. in Lemoore, Kings 
" county, Calif., n June, 1891. 

II. Alma Mata Dahuken, b. in Hanford, Lain., 
27 Sept., 1892. 

043. x. Luella, b. in San Joaquin county, Calif., 28 ; Feb., 
943 1873 • m. Frank Henry Wheeler, son of William 

and Elizabeth Ellen [Brown] Wheeler, in Han- 
ford, Calif., 28 May, 1893. He was b. in Ottawa, 
111., 18 Aug., 1866. He is an engineer 
044 x. George Ernest, b. in Tulare county, Calif., 28 
April, 1876; m. Minnie May Crowson dau. of 
Leroy and Maggie [Sims] Crowson, in Hanford, 
Calif 1 Nov., 1896. She was b. in Visaha, 
Calif.', 25 Nov., 1878. Members of theChnstian 
church. 

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Issue : — 

Zella Alfreda, b. in Hanford, Calif., 6 Jan., 
1898. 

945. x. Galo, b. in Tulare county, Calif., 27 Sept., 1879. 

679. 8 Hortense Starkweather, ( 7 Leonard, Leon- 
ard, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 20 March, 
1838; m. in New Carson City, 11 Feb., 1862, Benjamin 
May Webster. He was b. in Baltimore, Md., 20 March, 
1838; d. in Gilroy, Calif., 5 Oct., 1876. She lives in 
San Jose, Calif. 

Their children are : — 

I. Frank Edward Webster, b. in Nevada, 9 Feb., 1863. 

II. Warren May Webster, b. in Nevada, 28 April, 1864. 

III. Cora Belle Webster, b. in Nevada, 13 Sept., 1865 ; 
m. Mr. Lovett. 

IV. Laura Minnie Webster, b. in Gilroy, Calif., 4 Aug., 
1872 ; m. Mr. Hatch. 

V. Bennie May Webster, b. in Gilroy, Calif., 17 Jan., 

1877; m - Miss Carr. 

682. 8 George Anson Starkweather, ( 7 Leonard, 
"Leonard, 5 John, *Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Battle Creek, Mich., 15 
Jan., 1843; m - m L ee county, Iowa, 29 Sept., 1864, 
Emily Thompson, dau. of Joseph and Eliza [Cethcart] 
Thompson. She was b. in the state of Illinois, 29 Jan., 
1843; d. in Lee county, Iowa, 11 Oct., 1892. He 
belongs to the following lodges: A. H. T. A. and 
I. O. O. F., also the camp. He is a farmer and a stock 
dealer and lives in Vincennes, Lee county, Iowa. 

Their children are : — 

946. x. Ida May, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 12 Sept., 1865 ; 

d. there 10 Oct., 1883. 

947. x. Dr. George Anson, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 28 

Sept., 1867; m. there 7 Sept., 1892, Clarrie 
Washburn. He is a physician and surgeon. 
948.x. John, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 3 Oct., 1869; m. 
there 23 June, 1892, Amanda Florence Carr. 
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949.x. Harriet, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 15 Sept., 1873; 
m. there 6 May, 1891, Harry Washburn. 

950. x. Alta, b. in Lee county, Iowa, 14 Aug., 1885. 

687. 8 Irving Northrop Starkweather, ( 7 Samuel, 
6 Erastus W., 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest child of Samuel and Jane [Northrop] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Hudson, Mich., 26 Nov., 1838; m. 
in North ville, Mich., 3 July, 1861, Rachel A. Barnhart, 
dau. of Jacob and Lydia [Pratt] Barnhart. She was b. 
in Northville, Mich., 14 Nov., 1841. 

Their children are: — 

951. x. Vena M., b. in Livonia, Mich., 29 Dec, 1864; 

d. there 16 March, 1869. 

952. x. Lizzie E., b. in Livonia, Mich., 13 May, 1866. 
953.x. Lida J., b. in Northville, Mich., 6 Jan., 1871. 

954. x. Greig E., b. in Northville, Mich., 20 Aug., 

1873 ; d. there 27 April, 1888. 

955. x. May W., b. in Northville, Mich., 1 May, 1878. 

688. 8 Eugene King Starkweather, ( T Samuel, 
6 Erastus W., 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Northville, Mich., 
2 Sept., 1842; m. in Novi, Oakland county, Mich., 23 
Jan., 1867, Martha C. Brooks, dau. of Alexander Simp- 
son and Amanda [Leonard] Brooks. She was b. in 
Novi, Mich., 24 Oct., 1843. He is a farmer and wool 
buyer; was educated in Northville, Mich., and belongs 
to the lodge of the Grand Army of the Republic, was a 
private in Wagoner's Co. D, Regt. 5th, Michigan Cav- 
alry. 

Their children are : — 
956.x. Edwin M.,b. in Northville, Mich., 21 May, 1868. 
957.x. Maud A., b. in Northville, Mich., 24 Sept., 1869; 

d. there 2 Jan., 1885. 
958.x. Floy B., b. in Northville, Mich., n Feb., 1875; 

d. there 5 Jan., 1885. 
959. x. Royal K., b. in Northville, Mich., 28 Sept., 1877. 

689. 8 Ardella A. Starkweather, ( 7 Samuel, 
6 Erastus W., 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Salem, Mich., 16 
Nov., 1845; m. in Plymouth, Mich., 6 Dec, 1865, 

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Lyman L. Brooks, son of Alexander and Amanda [Leon- 
ard] Brooks. He was b. in Ovid, N. Y., 23 Jan., 1842. 
They belong to the Presbyterian church. 

690. 8 Eleanor Starkweather, ( : Samuel, 6 Erastus 
W., 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Salem, Mich., 7 Jan., 1848; m. in 
Northville, Mich., 11 Oct., 1868, Edwin B. Thompson, 
son of John J. and Lucinda [Bowen] Thompson. He 
was b. in Scipioville, N. Y., 21 Aug., 1846. He was 
educated in Groveland, N. Y. They are members of 
the Presbyterian church. 

Their children are: — 

I. Frank Thompson, b. in Novi, Mich., 6 Aug./i87o. 

II. Margaret Thompson, b. in Plymouth, 24 Jan., 1876. 

706. 8 Sarah Elizabeth Starkweather, ( 7 Henry 
Howard, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), 
oldest child of Henry Howard and Sarah Maria [Fox] 
Starkweather, was b. in Norwich, Conn., 22 June, 1862 ; 
m. in Janesville,Wis., 20 June, 1883, James Sterling Man- 
ning, son of Alfred Curling and Elizabeth [Price] Man- 
ning. He was b. in Boston, Mass., 26 March, 1856. 
He graduated from the Syracuse University, class of 
1877; F. and A. M., 33 Scottish Rite; Private in Co. 
F, 1st Conn. Regt. Discharged in 1876. They were 
Congregationalists. 

Their children are: — 

I. Marguerite Starkweather Manning, b. in Brooklyn, 

N. Y., 20 Jan., 1887 ; d. in Jamaica, N. Y., 1 April, 
1893. 

II. Dorothy Manning, b. in New York city, 18 Jan., 

1894. 

70S. 8 John Austin Starkweather, ( 7 Henry How- 
ard, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), broth- 
er of the preceding, was b. in Norwich, Conn., 1 Nov., 
1875; m - there 5 April, 1897, Rosa Nichols, dau. of 
Samuel and Ann [Slingsby] Nichols. She was b. in 
Willington, Conn., 29 July, 1872. They belong to the 
Congregational church. 



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709. "Josephine Ursula Starkweather, ( 7 Joseph 
Allan, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), oldest 
child of Joseph Allen and Ursula Comstock [Noyes] 

Starkweather, was b. in , 14 Feb., 1859; m - m 

, 20 Sept., 1883, Walter Francis Brown, son of 

John and Jane Maria [Medbery] Brown. He was b. in 
Providence, R. I., 11 April, 1858. Lives in Providence, 
R. I. 

Their children are : — 

I. Ethel Frances Brown, b. 23 May, 1885. 

II. Ernest Starkweather Brown, b. 6 April, 1887; d. 

14 Sept., 1887. 

III. Howland Starkweather Brown, b. 12 Aug., 1888. 

IV. Ruth Brown, b. 29 Nov., 1890. 

713. 8 George Anson Starkweather, ( 7 John Con- 
verse, 6 George Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), son of John Converse and Louisa A. [Hallett] 
Starkweather, was b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 20 Feb., i860; 
m. in Plattsville, Conn., 17 Feb., 1887, May Gordon 

Waller, dau. of and [Edwards] Waller. 

She was b. in , and d. in Milwaukee, Wis., 29 

May, 1870. He d. in Milwaukee, Wis., 22 Oct., 1891. 

Their children are: — 

960. George Gordon, b. 12 Feb., 1888, in Washington, 

D. C. 

961. Walter Hallett, b. 6 Oct., 1889, in Milwaukee, Wis. 

71^. 8 Mabel Ray Starkweather, ( 7 John Converse, 
6 George Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 9 
April, 1864; m. in Washington. D. C, 8 April, 1891, 
Guild Anderson Copeland, son of Guild and Elizabeth 
[Porter] Copeland. He was b. in Sharon, Mass., 2 Dec, 
1862. She d. in Sharon, Mass., 19 April, 1901. He is 
on the Boston Daily Advertiser. 

715. "Rachel Field Starkweather, ( 7 John Con- 
verse, 6 George Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
1 Robert), sister of the preceding, was b. in Oconomowoc, 
Wis., 15 April, 1866; m. in Washington, D. C, 30 April, 
1888, Dr. Harry Vanderbilt Wurdemann, son of John 
and Millie [Barnard] Wurdemann. He was b. in Mil- 
waukee, Wis., 13 June, 1864 and graduated from the 

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medical department of Columbia College, Washington, 
D. C. 

Their children are: — 

I. Converse Vanderbilt Wurdemann, b. 10 May, 1891. 

II. Helen Louise Wurdemann, b. 1 March, 1893. 

III. Harry Vanderbilt Wurdemann, b. 4 Oct., 1894; 

d. in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1895. 
All were born in Milwaukee, Wis. 

718. Antoinette Converse Starkweather, 
( 7 George Anson, 6 George Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 
2 John, Robert), only dau. of George Anson and Frances 
Webb [Morgan] Starkweather, was b. in New York city, 
10 March, 1864; m. in New York city, 24 April, 1889, 
John Kingsbury Burgess, son of Edward Phillips and 
Mary [Kingsbury] Burgess. He was b. in Dedham, 
Mass., 20 Jan., 1863, where they now live. Their place 
is called " Broad Oak." 

Their child is: — 
A daughter, b. and d. in Dedham, Mass. ,24 Dec, 1893. 

725. 8 Anna Nelson Starkweather, ( 7 Frederick 
Tiffany, 6 George Anson, 5 John, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, 
a Robert), dau. of Frederick Tiffany and Annie Pomeroy 

[Nelson] Starkweather, was b. in , 13 June, 1871 ; 

m. in , 22 July, 1891, William Beach Olmsted, 

son of Levi and Maria M. [Beach] Olmsted. He was b. 
in , 26 Feb., 1864. 

Their child is: — 
I. William Beach Olmsted, b. in , 27 Nov., 1893. 

730. 8 Minnie C. Starkweather, ( 7 John Dercy, 
6 William, 5 William, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest child of John Dercy and Jane [McCornac] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Newark, N. J., 1 Oct., 1864; m. 
there in June, 1894, David Rutan, son of . 

Their child is : — 
I. Ruth Rutan, b. in Newark, N. J., Aug., 1895. 

73.5. 8 George Worthington Starkweather, 
( Richard Davis, 6 Augustus, 5 William, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 
2 John, x Robert), son of Richard Davis and Mary Eliza 
[Thayer] Starkweather, was b. in Troy, N. Y., 24 Jan., 

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1867; m. in New York city, Janet Burr, dau. of George 
Andrew and Kate Myers [Seager] Burr. 
Issue: — 

962. x. Louise, b. in Troy, N. Y., 5 Dec., 1895. 

736. 8 Jessie DAVisSTARKWEATHER,( 7 Richard Davis, 
6 Augustus, 5 William,*Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), sister 
of the preceding, was b. in Troy, N. Y., 13 May, 1868; 
m. there 16 Nov., 1892, Fred M. Cummings, son of 
Mark F. and Carrie M. [Wood] Cummings. He was b. 
in Troy, N. Y., 6 June, 1867, and was educated in the 
Troy Academy until June, 1882. He graduated from 
the Russelan Polytechnic Institute in class of 1886 with 
C. E. degree, and belongs to lodge J K E fraternity. 
He is an architect living in Troy, N. Y. 

759. 8 Emilius Thomas Starkweather, ( 7 George 
A., 6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), old- 
est child of George Anson and Rumanda [Lee] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Waynesville, Pa., 9 June, 1846; m. 
in Philadelphia, Pa., 28 Sept., 1870, Elizabeth Ann 
Donat, dau. of John and Letitia [Barnes] Donat. She 
was b. in White Marsh, Pa., 1 Aug., 1843. He is a 
dealer in pianos and sewing machines and lives in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. ; belongs to the F. and A. M. lodge in 
Philadelphia, Pa. They are members of the Episcopal 
church. 

Their children are : — 

963. x. Letitia, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 22 June, 1873; 

graduated from the Philadelphia High school 
in class of 1892, and from the Normal school 
in 1894 and has been given the degree of M. E. 
by the state of Pennsylvania. 

964. x. Clarence Edwin, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 28 May, 

1875; m. there 13 Aug., 1897, Charlotta Von 
Gallivitz, dau. of Richard Rudolph and Char- 
lotta Teresa [Wolfe] Von Gallivitz. She was 
b. in New Britain, Conn., 30 May, 1875. He 
graduated from the Philadelphia High school 
and the Manual training school in class of 1893 ; 
from the City Hospital Training school for male 
nurses in New York city in class of 1896. He 



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received a medical student's certificate from 
New York state in 1892 and matriculated in 
the medical department of the University of 
Pennsylvania. 
965.x. Dr. Everard Alvin, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 5 
Jan., 1877, graduated from the Pennsylvania 
Dental College, class of 1900; m. in Pittsburg, 
Pa., 27 Dec, 1901, Laura Spencer Bates, dau. 
of Charles and Jennie A. [Pickett] Bates. She 
was b. in Camden, N. J., 8 April, 1881. They 
live in Pittsburg, Pa. 

762. 8 Belle Althea Starkweather, ( 7 George A., 
6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of 
the preceding, was b. in Waynesville, Pa., 4 Aug., 1852 ; 
m. in New York city, 5 Sept., 1894, Dr. William John- 
son Taylor, son of Richard and Sarah [Connor] Taylor. 
He was b. in Belfast, Ireland, 1 July, 1856 ; came to New 
York city when very young, where he was educated. 
He graduated as a trained nurse from the city hospital 
in New York city, and a doctor of veterinary surgery 
from the Veterinary College of New York city. She 
graduated as a trained nurse from the New York city 
Training school in class of 1886, and had been a school 
teacher. He belongs to the I. O. O. F. lodge in New 
York city. They live in New York city and have no 
children. 

76-4. 8 Horace Palmer Starkweather, ( 7 George 
A., "Thomas, 5 Belcher, *John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Waynesville, Pa., 23 
July, 1856; m. in Clinton township, Wayne county, Pa., 
21 Aug., 1889, Nora Bunting, dau. of Howard and Mary 
[Norton] Bunting. She was b. in Clinton township, Pa., 
[P. O. Varden] 25 Dec, 1868. They live in Carbondale, 
Pa. He belongs to the following lodges : F. and A.M., 
I. O. O. F.,and B. of K. T. 

Their children are : — 

966. Howard Warner, b. 25 Sept., 1890. 

967. Lucie Marie, b. 23 Sept., 1892; d. 7 April, 1894. 

968. George Allen, b. 21 Aug., 1895. 



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969. Marguerite, b. 19 Oct., 1897; d. 7 Dec., 1897. 
Children all born in Carbondale, Lackawanna 

county, Pa., and the two daughters d. there. 

705- 8 Morella Howe Starkweather, ( 7 George A., 
6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister 
of the preceding, was b. in Waynesville, Pa., 14 June, 
1858; m. in Baltimore, Md., 7 Dec, 1904, William 
Metzger, son of John and Mary [Wendell] Metzger. He 
was b. near Muncy, Lycoming county, Pa., 28 Feb., 
1833. He is a farmer. They live near Occoquan, Va. 

766. "Florence Marion Starkweather, ( 7 George 
A., 6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sis- 
ter of the preceding, was b. in Waynesville, Pa. , 22 June, 
i860; m. in Waymart, Pa., 21 Aug., 1884, Luther Bryant, 
son of Richard and Margaret [Hain] Bryant. He was 
b. in Cornwall, England, 16 Dec, 1849. He is an engi- 
neer and they live in Waymart, Pa. He belongs to the 
following lodges: Royal Arcanum and B. of L. F. 

Their children are : — 

I. Ethel Belle Bryant, b. in Seeleyville, Pa., 18 June, 

1887. 

II. Florella Starkweather Bryant, b. in Waymart, Pa., 
14 June, 1891 ; d. there 28 Oct., 1896. 

III. Harold Russell Bryant, b. in Carbondale, Pa., 23 
Dec, 1894; d. in Waymart, Pa., 7 Sept., 1900. 

7b7- 8 George Arthur Starkweather, ( T George 
A., 6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 18 
June, 1862; m. in Chicago, 111., 29 Aug., 1897, Louise 
John. She was b. in Baltimore, Md., 13 June, 1873. 

Issue : — 

970. Joseph Henry, b. in Chicago, 111., 1 Feb., 1903. 

768. 8 Carlton Lee Starkweather, M.D.,( 7 George 
A., 6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 20 
Oct., 1864; m. in Washington, D. C, 12 March, 1903, 
Jennie [Jones] Atkinson, dau. of Dr. Eicon and Jane 
Catherine [Ratcliffe] Jones. She was b. at Fairfax 
Courthouse, Fairfax county, Va., 18 June, 1853; d. in 

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Occoquan, Prince William county, Va., 29 Feb., 1904. 
It is said of her that " her gracious manner, gentle, loyal, 
loving nature, widespread charity and her keen sympa- 
thy, combined with rare tact rendered her a shining 
light wherever she went. Her entire life was devoted 
to deeds of kindness." Dr. C. L. Starkweather grad- 
uated from the Wyoming Commercial College in Kings- 
ton, Pa., in 1886; from the Male Training School for 
Nurses in the City Hospital, New York city, in class of 
1889 ; later from the Georgetown University, medical de- 
partment, Washington, D. C. He passed the Medical 
state board examinations of Virginia and Pennsylvania. 
He holds a New York state medical student's certificate, 
No. 8103, and belongs to the following lodges in New 
York city: F. and A. M., Royal Arcanum, No. 252 and 
Loring Council. Is a member of the American Medical 
Association, also of the Virginia State Medical Asso- 
ciation. Resides in Occoquan, Va. 

769. 8 Thomas Starkweather, ( r Dan, Thomas, 
5 Belcher, *John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of 
Dan and Jane Ann [Edwards] Starkweather, was b. in 
Johnstown, N. Y., 12 June, 1854; m. in Amsterdam, 
N. Y., 28 May, 1890, Amy Ellen Case, dau. of New- 
comb Bassett and Amy Ellen [Rivenburg] Case. She 
was b. in Amsterdam, N. Y., 16 July, 1865. He is a 
merchant. 

No children. 

771. 8 Daniel Edwards Starkweather, ( 7 Dan, 
6 Thomas, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in New York city, 1 Oct., 
1858; m. in Gloversville, N. Y., 19 June, 1889, Kittie 
Louise Higgins, dau. of Giles and Lucy [Place] Hig- 
gins. She was b. in Gloversville, N. Y., 22 April, 1868. 
He is a bookkeeper. Resides in Johnstown, N. Y. 

Their children are : — 

971. Ross Vail, b. 22 April, 1890. 

972. Lillian Edwards, b. 3 Nov., 1892. 

973. Gertrude Melva, b. 17 April, 1894. 

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772. 8 Mary Frances Starkweather, ( 7 Charles L., 
6 Leonard, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), only- 
daughter of Charles Leonard and Sophronia [Thayer] 
Starkweather, was b. in Waymart, Pa., 24 May, 1849; 
m. in Port Jervis, N. Y., 16 Dec., 1868, Henry Oscar 
Rosenkrans, son of Nicholas and Mary Elizabeth [Smith] 
Rosenkrans. He was b. in Sandystone, N. J., 18 Jan., 
1847. She d. in Port Jervis, N. Y., June, 1899. 

Issue : — 

I. Florence Starkweather Rosenkrans, b. in Port Jervis 

N. Y., 30 Oct., 1869; m. there 6 June, 1895, Law- 
rence Walters, son of Anthony and Margaret 
[Yeager] Walters. He was b. 4 Nov., 1872. 

II. Nettie Mary Rosenkrans, b. in Jersey City, N. J., 

14 Feb., 1873; m. in Port Jervis, N. Y., 23 Oct., 
1895, Russel Thorpe, son of John M. and Martha 
J. [Terwilliger] Thorpe. He was b. in Huguenot, 
N. Y., 3 Nov., 1868. 

774. 8 Harry Joseph Starkweather, ( 7 John Bel- 
cher, 6 Leonard, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), 
second son of John Belcher and Mary E. [Headley] 
Starkweather, was b. in Clearfield, Mo., 14 Jan., i860; 
m. in Dover Centre, Minn., 30 Nov., 1878, Emma Car- 
penter, dau. of Uriah L. and Emma Ann [Childs] Car- 
penter. She was b. in St. Charles, Minn. , 1 3 Aug. , 1859. 

Their children are: — 

974. Jean Emma, b. in Henry, S. D., 23 Nov., 1884. 

975. Mabel, b. in Henry, S. D., 10 March, 1890. 

976. Ruth, b. in Henry, S. D., 10 Aug., 1892. 

977. Lue Ella, b. in Henry, S. D., 4 Nov., 1895. 

780. 8 Kate Saunders Starkweather, ( 7 Norman, 
6 Samuel, 5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), daughter 
of Norman and Margaret [Petterson] Starkweather, 

was b. in ,24 July, 1864; m. in , 1 Oct., 

1884, Arthur H. Moody, son of B. F. and Anna M. [Por- 
ter] Moody- He was b. in . 

Their children are: — 

I. Norman Starkweather Moody, b. 3 July, 1885. 

II. Eleanor Moody, b. 25 July, 1889. 

III. Benjamin Porter Moody, b. 6 May, 1891. 

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IV. Samuel Donnally Moody, b. 19 Aug - ., 1892; d. in 
Keokuk, Iowa, 23 Aug., 1893. 

785. 8 Mary Starkweather, ( 7 Edwin, 6 James, bel- 
cher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), daughter of Edwin 
and Juliet [Chamberlain] Starkweather, was b. in Romeo, 
Mich., 3 Feb., 1867; m. there 1 Feb., 1893, Byron N. Sea- 
man, son of Charles L. and Mary [ ] Seaman. 

He was b. in Romeo, Mich., 4 July, i860, and belongs 
to the following lodges: F. and A. M. and K. O. T. M 
She belongs to the M. E. church. 

Issue: — 

I. Ella G. Seaman, b. in Romeo, Mich., 14 Oct., 1872. 

II. Jennie D. Seaman, b. in Romeo, Mich., 1 May, 
1876. 

788. 8 Almeda Starkweather, ( 7 George F., 6 James, 
5 Belcher, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of 
George F. and Sarah Ann [Smith] Starkweather, was b. 
in Romeo, Mich., 13 April, 1856; m. there 18 Sept., 1882, 

Frank Maher, son of Alanson and Sarah [ ] Maher. 

He was b. in Davis, Mich., 28 July, 1857. They belong 
to the M. E. church and he belongs to the Maccabees' 
lodge. 

Their child is : — 
I. Ivah Maher, b. in Washington, Mich., 30 June, 1889. 
They now live in Williamston, Mich. 

798. 8 Charles Merrick Starkweather, ( 7 Charles 
G., 6 Haynes Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of Charles Graves and Sophronia [Mer- 
rick] Starkweather, was b. in Northampton, Mass., 29 
March, 1864; m. there 24 Oct., 1894, Lucy Williston, 
dau. of A. L. Williston. 

802. 8 William Phelps Starkweather, ( 7 Haynes 
K., 6 Haynes Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of Haynes Kingsley, and Martha 
[Phelps] Starkweather, was b. in Northampton, Mass., 
23 June, 1850; m. in Belchertown, Mass., 17 Aug., 
1 874, Eva Longley. She was b. in and d. in Oak- 
land, Calif., 12 Feb., 1875. He d. in Oakland, Calif., 3 
Oct., 1880. 

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SO^. 8 Frank Haynes Starkweather, ( 7 Haynes K. , 
6 Haynes Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Northampton, Mass., 
18 Sept., 1866; m. in Oakland, Calif., 6 June, 1895, Car- 
rie Golden Burbank, dau. of Samuel Dwight and Harriet 
[Bliss] Burbank. She was b. in Springfield, Mass., 28 
Nov., 1866. He is a bookkeeper and resided in North- 
ampton, Mass., until 1876, then went to Oakland, Calif. 
They are members of the First Congregational church. 

805. 8 Haynes Kingsley Starkweather, ( 7 Alfred, 
6 Haynes Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
oldest child of Alfred and Fannie A. [Loomis] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Stockton, Calif., 21 July, 1858; m. 
there 29 May, 1883, Ida C. Bradford, dau. of William R. 
and Sarah J. [Jewett] Bradford. She was b. in Buffalo, 
N. Y., 19 Oct., 1857. He resided in Stockton, Calif., 
until 1868; Northampton, Mass., until 1879; Boston, 
Mass., until 1881 ; Oakland, Calif., until 1887 and resides 
in Alameda, Calif., now. He is a merchant and belongs 
to the Court Pride lodge of Alameda, No. 19, Foresters 
of America and was financial secretary from July, 1891 
to 31 Jan., 1897. He belongs also to the Columbian 
Mutual Building and Loan Association and is their sec- 
retary, beginning in 1893. 

Their child is : — 
978. x. Carrie, b. in Oakland, Calif., 24 July, 1886. 

806. 8 Clarence Alfred Starkweather, ( 7 Alfred, 
"Haynes Kingsley, 5 Charles, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Whatley, Mass., 28 
Oct., 1864; m. in Farmington, Calif., 10 Oct., 1889, 
Anna Anthony, dau. of Simeon and Amelia [Hathaway] 
Anthony. She was b. in Farmington, Calif., Feb., 1864. 
They lived in Stockton, Calif., until 1868; Northamp- 
ton, Mass., until 1878; Farmington, Calif., until 1886, 
and now live in Oakland, Calif. He is a farmer and was 
educated in Rhode Island. 

8O8. 8 George Carpenter Starkweather, 
( 7 George F., 6 Lemuel, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of George Freeman and Pemela Smith 
[Carpender] Starkweather, was b. in Alstead, N. H., 

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Sept., 1839; m. in Northfield Point, Mass., Mar- 
tha Gertrude Faced, dau. of . He d. in Keene, 

N. H., . Administration is granted on his estate 

26 Sept., 1870. He was a captain of Co. F, 9th Regt., 
New Hampshire volunteers. He was a lawyer. 
Their children are: — 

979. x. Don H. 

980. x. Sidney. 

981. x. George. 

809. 8 Charles Freeman Starkweather, M. D., 
( 7 George F., "Lemuel, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), brother of the preceding, wasb. in Walpole, N. H., 
16 March, 1841 ; m. in Hartford, Conn., 9 June, 1874, 

Frances G. Bishop, dau. of . She was b. in 

Bridgeport, Conn., 29 March, 1839. H e i s a member of 
the Baptist church and he was a physician and surgeon 
in Newark, N. J. , making a specialty of mental diseases ; 
now in Illinois. He is a graduate of Berkshire Medical 
Institute of Massachusetts, class of 1866 and of the 
Medico Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, Pa., class of 
1886, endorsed by the Bellevue Hospital Medical College 
and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, also Board 
of Regents of the state of New York. No children. 

813. 8 Kate Carpenter Starkweather, ( 7 George 
F., 6 Lemuel, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of 
the preceding, was b. in Keene, N. H., 27 Sept., 1854; 
m. there 10 May, 1882, Charles H. Fowler, son of David 
Sullivan and Charlotte Emily [Holt] Fowler. He was 
b. in East Haven, Conn., 17 March, 1833. He is a law- 
yer and was Past Grand Master of Adelph lodge of F. 
and A. M. They belong to Christ's Episcopal church 
in New Haven, Conn., where they live. 

Their children are: — 

I. Charlotte Starkweather Fowler, b. 9 April, 1883. 

II. George Starkweather Fowler, b. 20 Aug., 1884. 

III. Helen Fowler, b. 28 Oct., 1892. 

IV. Kathryn Fowler, b. 28 Oct., 1892. 

All born in New Haven, Conn. 

818. 8 Oscar Wellman Starkweather, ( 7 Henry A., 
6 Lemuel, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of Hen- 

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ry A. and Matilda S. [Wellman] Starkweather, was b. 
in Boston, Mass., n April, 1859; m - * n Boston, Mass., 1 
June, 1882, S. Josephine Riddell, dau. of John and Jane 
[Harrington] Riddell. She was b. in Boston, Mass., 
and d. in Needham, Mass., 27 Nov., 1895. He is a clerk 
in Forbes Lithograph Mfg. Co., and is a member of 
the First Congregational church of Needham, Mass., 
also belongs to the United Order of the Golden Cross. 
Their children are : 

982. Oscar Henry, b. in South Boston, Mass., 7 Sept., 

1883. 

983. Ralph, b. in South Boston, Mass., 29 Aug., 1891. 

821. 8 Olive Edna STARKWEATHER,( 7 Leonard Bisco, 
"Lemuel, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), dau. of 
Leonard Bisco andMary Imogene [Pierce] Starkweather, 
was b. in Rockford, 111., 10 Oct., 1870; m. in Ridgeland, 
111., 10 July, 1890, Emerson Ingalls, son of . 

Their child is : — 
I. Emerson Arthur Ingalls, b. in Oak Park, 111., 18 
Sept., 1 89 1. 

823. 8 Emma Frances Starkweather, ( 7 Ephraim 
Crosman, 6 Richard, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
dau. of Ephraim Crosman and Catherine [Russell] Stark- 
weather, was b. 14 Nov., 1847; m. in Cambridge, Mass., 
1 May, 1873, Amasa McKusick, son of Naam and Sally 
[Gordon] McKusick. He was b. in Limerick, Maine, 31 
March, 1837. She d. in Cambridge, Mass., 14 April, 
1884. He married second time her sister Lizzie. 

Their children are: — 

I. Harry Amasa McKusick, b. 16 April, 1877. 

II. Charles Edward McKusick, b. 6 Dec, 1882. 

III. Alice Emma McKusick, b. 12 March, 1884. 

All b. in Cambridge, Mass. 

824. 8 Lizzie Ellen Starkweather, ( 7 Ephraim 
Crosman, 6 Richard, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Boston, Mass. , 3 March, 
1849; in- m. Cambridge, Mass., , her brother-in- 
law Amasa McKusick, son of Naam and Sally [Gordon] 
McKusick. He was b. in Limerick, Maine, 31 March, 
1837; d. in Cambridge, Mass., 20 May, 1890. He be- 

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longed to the following lodges: F. and A. M., Royal 
Arcanum and Mispah. He was chaplain of the Cam- 
bridge and Boston Commandery. No children. 

825. 8 Carrie Florence Starkweather, ( 7 Ephraim 
Crosman, 6 Richard, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
sister of the preceding, was b. in Arlington, Mass., 3 
June, 1854; m. in Cambridge, Mass., 12 Nov., 1879, 
F. W. Little, son of John and Clarinda [Brackett] Little. 
He was b. in Antrim, N. H., 2 Aug., 1852. They 
belong to the Baptist church and he is a member of the 
Royal Arcanum. No children. 

835. 8 Alice Maud Starkweather, fjosiah, 6 Rich- 
ard, 5 Richard, 4 Joel, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), daughter of 
Josiah F. and Jane [Wyman] Starkweather, was b. in 
Charlestown, Mass., 11 July, 1864; m. in Boston, Mass., 
14 Jan., 1 891, Robert Henry Billings, son of Jarvis C. 
and Sarah Frances [Kilgose] Billings. He was b. in 
Woodstock, Me., 14 Aug., 1862. They live in Dor- 
chester, Mass. 

Their children are : — 

I. Harold Wyman Billings, b. in Dorchester, Mass., 

25 Nov., 1891 ; d. there 15 March, 1892. 

II. Louis Francis Billings, b. in Dorchester, Mass., 17 

Feb., 1894. 

838. 8 James Starkweather, ( 7 Capt. William, 
6 Joseph, 5 James, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, 1 Robert), son of 
Capt. William and Mary [Brown] Starkweather, was b. 
in Worthington, Mass., 31 Oct., 1843; m - there 13 July, 
1879, Mary P. Winslow, dau. of Dexter and Prudence 
[Hines] Winslow. She was b. in Pittsfield, Mass., 7 
April, 1854. He is a farmer and enlisted in Co. K, 
46th Regt. of Massachusetts Volunteers in 1862; served 
his term of enlistment and was honorably discharged 
29 July, 1863. His wife belongs to the Congregational 
church. 

Their children are: — 

984. Robert M., b. in Worthington, Mass., 3 May, 1880. 

985. Sarah, b. in Worthington, Mass., 6 Oct., 1882. 

986. William, b. in Worthington, Mass., 23 June, 1884. 

987. Olive, b. in Worthington, Mass., 13 April, 1887. 

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84-0. 8 Charles Starkweather, M. D.,( 7 Capt. Wil- 
liam, "Joseph, 5 James, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Worthington, Mass., 
25 Dec., 1847; m. in Middlefield, Mass., 6 Oct., 1880, 
Louise F. Doten, dau. of Isaac and Fidelia [Wright] 
Doten. She was b. in Middlefield, Mass., 23 Aug. ,1852. 
He was educated in Wilbraham, and he graduated from 
Columbia Medical College in class of 1880, so is now a 
practicing physician and surgeon. They belong to the 
Baptist church. They lived in Savoy, Mass., from 1880 
to 1889, then went to Cunningham, Mass. He was Jus- 
tice of the Peace in 1893. 

Their children are : — 

988. Ethel M., b. in Savoy, Mass., 21 Sept., 1881. 

989. Olive L., b. in Savoy, Mass., 9 Oct., 1883. 

990. Annie C, b. in Savoy, Mass., 1 Nov., 1885. 

991. E. Henrietta, b. in Worthington, Mass., 28 March, 

1890. 

992. Hazel P., b in Cunningham, Mass., 23 Aug., 1893. 

S^3. 8 Ralph Eager Starkweather, M. D,, 
( 7 CharlesR., 6 Rodney, Robert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), oldest child of Charles Robert and Mary H. [Eager] 
Starkweather, was b. in Chicago, 111., 16 June, 1844; m. 
in Providence, R. I., 24 Feb., 1870, Ada M. A. Gay, dau. 

of . She was b. in and d. in Chicago, 

111., 25 Aug., 1887. He graduated from Williams Col- 
lege as an M. A. in class of 1865. He graduated as a 
physician and surgeon from Columbia College in 1868. 
Is now practicing in Chicago, 111. No children. 

54,4,. sj ULIA jy^ Starkweather, ( 7 Charles R., 6 Rod- 
ney, 5 Robert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Worthington, Mass., 15 Oct., 
1845 ; m - m Chicago, 111., Dec, 1868, Edward G. Mason, 
son of Roswell B. Mason who was one of Chicago's 
pioneer mayors. He wasb. in Connecticut in 1839; d. 
in Chicago, 111., 18 Dec, 1898. He was a lawyer in Chi- 
cago, 111., where he had resided since 1852, having come 
from Connecticut with his father. He graduated from 
Yale College in class of i860. He was noted for his 
writings on Illinois and Chicago history. He was for 

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years president of the Chicago Historical Society and 
was the first president of the University Club. The 
only public office he ever held was that of South Town 
Clerk, being elected on a reform ticket. With the help 
of clean-handed citizens he put to rout the notorious 
Mike Evans gang in 1876. 
Their children are: — 

I. Harvey Eager Mason, b. in Chicago, 111., ; m. 

there Oct., 1892, Margaret Kerfoot. 

II. Edward Hopkins Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

III. Roswell B. Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

IV. Huntington Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

V. Maurice Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

VI. Norman Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

VII. Ethel Mary Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

VIII. Edith Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

IX. Margaret Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

X. Lawrence Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

XI. Frederick Ogden Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

XII. George C. Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

XIII. Julian S. Mason, b. in Chicago, 111. 

Six of these sons are said to be graduates of Yale 
College. 

Q43. 8 Charles Huntington Starkweather, 
( 7 Charles, 6 Rodney, 5 Robert, ^Robert, 3 John, 2 John, 
Robert), brother of the preceding, was b. in Chicago, 
111., 24 Jan., 1848; m. first time in Chicago, 111., 24 
Jan., 1872, Lorena B. Otis, dau. of James and Marga- 
ret G. [Adams] Otis. She was b. in Berlin Heights, 
Erie county, Ohio, 24 July, 1848, and d. in Chicago, 
111., 20 May, 1887. He m. second time in Hyde Park, 
111., 11 Dec, 1889, Mary Morgan, dau. of Thomas 
Leeds and Lucy H. [Eager] Morgan. She was b. in 
Chicago, 111., 24 Feb., 1866. They live in Chicago, 111. 

His children are : 

993. Otis, b. in Chicago, 111., 15 March, 1873; d. there 

22 June, 1887. 

994. Huntington, b. in Chicago, 111., 13 Oct., 1882. 

995. Laurence, b. in Chicago, 111., 1 Sept., 1891. 

846. 8 Chauncey Clark Starkweather, ( 7 Charles 
R., 6 Rodney, 5 Robert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 

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brother of the preceding, was b. in Chicago, 111., in 
1850; m. in New York city, 8 Nov., 1882, Isabella 
Austey, dau. of William W. and Cynthia R. [Scovell] 
Austey. She was b. in London, Canada, 30 May, 1859. 
He graduated from Yale College as an A. M. in class of 
1874 from Columbia College, as an LL. B. in class of 
1877. They live in New York city, where he is prac- 
ticing law. 

Their child is: — 

996. Nina, b. on Staten Island, 30 Jan., 1885. 

8-47. 8 Frank Henry Starkweather, ( 7 Charles R., 
6 Rodney, 5 Robert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Chicago, 111., 13 July, 
1853; m. first time in Beloit, Wis., Frankie Edwards, 

dau. of . She was b. in ; d. in 1882. He 

m. second time in Dubuque, Iowa, 24 Jan., 1894, Estella 
Staples. 

His children are: — 

997. Louis, b. in ; d. aged 3 years. 

998. Julia Gertrude, b. in , 28 Nov., 1881. 

851. 8 Martha Starkweather, ( 7 Henry, "Rodney, 
5 Robert, ^Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), oldest child of 
Henry and Mary E. [Woodbury] Starkweather, was b. 
in Waterville, Ohio, 22 Sept., 1854; m. there 20 Sept., 
1877, Henry Lawton Wade, son of Lawton and Aleph 
Abby [Hanbel] Wade. He was b. in Burrillville, R. I., 
24 May, 1842; was educated in the public school and 
academy of Killingly, Conn. He was a private in Co. 
K, 18th Regt. Enlisted 8 Aug., 1862, mustered out 
27 June, 1865. Belongs to the following lodges in 
VVaterbury,Conn. : Townsend Lodge, I. O. O. F. ; Wad- 
hams Post, No. 49, G. A. R. 

Their children are: — 

I. Mary Elizabeth Wade, b. in Waterburv, Conn., 10 

July, 1878. 

II. Lucy Starkweather Wade, b. in Waterbury, Conn., 

9 July, 1886. 

852. 8 Horace Starkweather, ( 7 Henry, "Rodney, 
5 Robert, 'Robert, 3 John, 2 John. a Robert), brother of the 
preceding, was b. in Waterville, Ohio, 4 Oct., 1856; m. 
in Mt. Clemens, Mich., 26 Feb., 1885, Carrie Knox, 

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dau. of John and Ellen [Welch] Knox. She was b. near 
New Haven, Mich., 9 Nov., i860. They lived in 
Toledo, Ohio, 1871 to 1875; on a ranch in Bosque 
county, Texas, 1875 to 1880; on a ranch in Coleman 
county, Texas, 1880 to 1899. 
Their children are : — 

999. Elizabeth, b. in Coleman county, Texas, 12 Feb., 

1887. 

1000. Margaret, b. in Coleman county, Texas, 7 Feb., 

1889. 

1001. Helen, b. near Mt. Clemens, Mich., 23 Sept., 

1890. 

85-4. 8 Nellie Starkweather. ( 7 Henry, 6 Rodney, 
5 Robert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the 
preceding, was b. in Waterville, Ohio, 2 April, 1863 ; m. 
there 4 Oct., 1882, Frederick W. Van Fleet, son of 
Charles and Sarah [Webb] Van Fleet. He was b. in 
Waterville, Ohio, 2 March, 1857. They are Presby- 
terians. 

Their children are : 

I. Edith Laura Van Fleet, b. 9 Feb., 1885. 

II. Rodney Van Fleet, b. 11 Sept., 1887. 

III. Elsie Starkweather Van Fleet, b. 7 Jan., 1890. 
First two b. in Waterville; other in Bowling Green, 

Ohio. 

855. 8 Jane STARKWEATHER,( 7 Henry, 6 Rodney, Rob- 
ert, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), sister of the preced- 
ing, was b. in Waterville, Ohio, 29 Jan., 1866; m. there 
23 May, 1889, Benjamin F. Myers, son of John K. and 
Mary A. [Kling] Myers. He was b. in Waterville, O., 
22 Jan., 1864. He was educated in the Indiana Normal 
School. He lived in Waterville, Ohio, until 1885; 
Waterbury, Conn., until 1889; Duluth, Mich. He is an 
F. and A.M., No. 79 Palestine. 

859. 8 Henry Starkweather, ( 7 John Henry, 6 Rev. 
John, 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, Robert), son of 
John Henry and Hannah Elizabeth [Butcher] Stark- 
weather, was b. in New Haven, Conn., 25 May, 1858; 
m. in Oxford, N. Y., Oct., 1893, Jane H. Gilpin, dau. 
of Judson B. and Catherine J. [Brownson] Gilpin. She 

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was b. in Oxford, N. Y., 7 April, 186 1. He is a mechan- 
ical engineer and draftsman. 

86O. 8 John Starkweather, ( 7 John Henry, 6 Rev. 
John, 5 Charles, 4 Robert, 3 John, 2 John, x Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in New Haven, Conn., 26 
March, i860; m. there Dec, 1881, Harriet Jane Roberts, 
dau. of William and Phoebe [Hutchison] Roberts. She 
was b. in New Haven, Conn., 15 March, i860. He is a 
bookkeeper and they belong to the Baptist church. 

Their children are: — 

1002. Henry, b. in New Haven, Conn., Dec, 1882. 

1003. Jessie Rhea, b. in Ansonia, Conn., Nov., 1886. 

1004. Ernest, b. in Ansonia, Conn., Aug., 1890. 

867. "Joseph Underwood Starkweather, ( 7 James 
Oliver, 6 JamesClay, 5 01iver,*Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, Rob- 
ert), son of James Oliver and Abby Mayberry [Mclntire] 
Starkweather, was b. in Pawtucket, R. L, 19 Sept., 
1848; m. in Providence, R. I., 26 Oct., 1874, Harriette 
Mott Wadsworth, dau. of James and Mary Elizabeth 
[Fuller] Wadsworth. Residence, Mayatt Point, Bar- 
rington, R. I. 

Issue: — 

1005. Abby Wadsworth, b. 13 Aug., 1875; d. 12 Feb., 

1876. 

1006. Helen Mclntire, b. 8 Feb., 1878; d. 9 March, 1880. 

868. 8 James Clay Starkweather, ( 7 James Oliver, 
6 James Clay, 5 01iver, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John, a Robert), 
brother of the preceding, was b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 
16 Feb., 1859; m. in Austin, Cook county, 111., 15 July, 
1890, Alice Lenora Kent, dau. of Oscar M. and Charity 

M. [ ] Kent. She was b. in Aurora, Portage 

county, Ohio, 28 April, i860. He graduated from 
Brown's University, class of 1880. He studied law in 
Boston University School of Law, afterwards in the 
office of his uncle, Hon. C. B. Farnsworth at Provi- 
dence, R. I. He was admitted to practice 26 Jan., 1883, 
by the supreme court of Rhode Island. He removed to 
Denver, Col., 12 Aug., 1883, where he has since resided 
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Their child is: 

1007. John Kent, b. in Denver, Col., 16 June, 1891. 

872. 8 William Burr Starkweather, ( 7 William 
R., 6 Asa, 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, x Robert), old- 
est child of William Robinson and Sarah Ann [Buckley] 
Starkweather, was b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 13 Feb., 1846; 
m. in Greenport, L. I., 13 Sept., 1883, Kate Buckley, 

dau. of Oliver and Frances [ ] Buckley. She was 

b. in Greenport, L. I., 12 Aug., 1856. 

Their child is : 

1008. William Bryant, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

875. 8 Henry Reuben Starkweather, ( 7 William R., 
6 Asa, 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 14 July, 
1853; m. there 28 Sept., 1881, Rebecca Griffin, dau. of 

Oliver and Serinea [ ] Griffin. She was b. in 

, 16 July, 185 1. He d. in East Orange, N. J., 

22 June, 1896. He was a merchant in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Their children are : — 

1009. Harold Griffin, b. 8 May, 1884. 

1010. Ralph Reuben, b. 15 March, 1887. 

876. 8 James Alfred Starkweather, ( 7 William R., 
6 Asa, 5 Asa, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother 
of the preceding, was b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 12 Aug., 
1856; m. in Martha Remmey. 

Their children are: — 
ion. Bessie Remmey, b. 10 Sept., 1885. 

1012. Alfred Kenneth, b. 20 Oct., 1888. 

1013. Dorothy Amy, b. 23 July, 1891. 

882. 8 Eugene Starkweather, ( 7 David, 6 Benjamin, 
5 Amos, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), oldest child 
of David and Elizabeth [Spencer] Starkweather, was 
b. in Worcester, N. Y., 13 May, 1853; m. in Westford, 
1 May, 1 88 1, Lillian E. Snyder, dau. of John and Matilda 
[Bates] Snyder. He was educated in Albany Normal 
College. They now live in Worcester, N. Y. 

Their children are: — 

1014. David, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 25 Aug., 1882. 

1015. Florence, b. in Worcester, N. Y., 22 April, 1885. 

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891. "Alice Ida Starkweather, ( 7 Rufus, Wil- 
liam, 5 Asher, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), dau. 
of Rufus and Velvideer [Vosburg] Starkweather, was b. 
in Warren, N. Y., 30 Aug., 1853; m. there 10 Sept., 
1876, John House, son of James and Cornelia [Harris] 
House. He was b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 20 Jan., 1855. 
He is in the real estate and insurance business and 
belongs to the F. and A. M. and Modern Mariners of 
America lodges. They are Methodists and lived in 
St. Joseph, Mich., in 1898. 

Issue: — 
I. Kittie Belle House, b. in Mich., 3 Sept., 1891. 

892. 8 Dwight Starkweather, ( 7 Rufus, 6 William, 
5 Asher, 4 Nathan, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), brother of 
the preceding, was b. in Jordanville, N. Y., 30 July, 
1859; m. there 3 Feb., 1881, Flora Merville, dau. of 
Elijah and Emma [Borden] Merville. She was b. in 
Mohawk, N. Y., 23 June, 1863. They are Methodists. 
He is a farmer and belongs to the lodge of Modern 
Woodmen of America. They lived near St. Joseph, 
Mich., in 1898. 

Their children are : — 

1016. Blanche, b. 23 Dec, 1883. 

1017. Ethel, b. 27 Dec, 1885. 
Both born in Jordanville, N. Y. 

1118. 8 Mary E. Starkweather, ( 7 Henry H., 6 Ezra, 
5 Jabez, 4 Jabez, 3 Richard, 2 John, Robert), dau. of Henry 

H. and Starkweather, was b. in ; m. there 

8 May, 1861, James A. Burnham, . He was b. 

in Hampton, Conn. 

Their children are : 

I. Mary E. Burnham, b. 14 May, 1862. 

II. Lester H. Burnham, b. 1 April, 1865. 

III. Olive E. Burnham, b. 9 May, 1866. 

IV. Frank J. Burnham, b. Feb., 1870. 

V. Fred A. Burnham, b. 23 Dec, 1871 

VI. Charles E. Burnham, b. 7 Nov., 1874. 



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1018. Hilus Harmon Starkweather, was b. in 
Pompey Hill, N. Y., 2 July, 1797 ; m. in 1815, Catherine 

Tucker, dau. of . She was b. in Chautauqua 

county, N. Y.,in 1800; d. in Southfield, Mich., 13 Oct., 
1852. He d. in Redford, Mich., 10 Jan., 1882. 

Their children are: — 

1019. James Harvey, b. in 1819; d. 20 July, 1876. 

1020. Adam, b. in 182 1. 

102 1. Sophia. 

1022. Ezra Franklin. 

1023. Maria L. 

1024. Lucinda, b. in 1828; d. in June, 1885. 

1025. Asa Daniel. 

1026. Eleanor. 

1027. Mary Jane. 

1028. Ann Catherine, b. in 1839; d. in 1842. 

1029. Christopher Columbus, b. in Southfield, Mich., 26 

Sept., 1842; m. first time Frances A. Moore, 

dau. of ; m. second time Nellie B. 

Hensien. 

1030. Perry, b. in Southfield, Oakland county, Mich., 

20 Nov., 1844; m. Mary Elizabeth Ovenshire, 
dau. of Edward R. and Cynthia L. [Satterlee] 
Ovenshire. 

1021. Sophia Starkweather, (Hilus Harmon), 
was b. in Victor, Ontario county, N. Y., 6 Feb., 1823; 
m. first time in Delaware, Ohio, 4 July, 1837, James 
Peters, son of John and Abigail [Hackett] Peters. He 
was b. in Farmington, N. Y., 13 May, 1816; d. in Fair 
Plains, Mich., 26 Feb., 185 1 ; m. second time 23 Sept., 
1855, Charles Andrews, son of Benjamin and Amy [Cud- 
worth] Andrews. He was b. in Bristol, N. Y., 24 Aug., 
1804; d. in , 30 Jan., 1895. 

Her children are: — 
I. Alice Sophia Peters, b. in Salem, Mich., 11 April, 
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Issue: — 

1. John Allen Prindle. 

2. Harriet Sophia Prindle. 

3. Perry Lee Prindle. 

II. Allen James Peters, b. in Northville, Mich., 17 Feb., 

1842; m. Henrietta Raney in 1868. 
Issue : — 

1. Ada Almeda Peters. 

2. Eliza Sophia Peters. 

3. Rowena Peters. 

4. Alfretta Peters. 

III. Marcia Amelia Peters, b. in Southfield, Mich., 15 
Feb., 1844; m. Silas B. Wilkins, 21 April, 1867. 

Issue: — 

1. Frank Seymour Wilkins. 

2. Carrie Eulalia Wilkins. 

IV. Catherine Ann Peters, b. in Ohio, 3 May, 1846; 
m. George Huey in 1864. 

Issue: — 

1. Ralph Huey. 

2. Fred Allen Huey. 

3. Ira J. Huey. 

4. Meda A. Huey. 

5. Frank Huey. 

V. John Hilus Peters, b. in Livonia, Mich., 4 Nov., 

1848; m. Abbie Sheibeck, 25 Dec, 1875. He d. in 
Detroit, Mich., in 1876. 

VI. Ada Almeta Peters, b. in Southfield, Mich., 3 
Sept., 1851. 

VII. Frank T. Andrews, b. in Livonia, Mich., 14 Feb., 
1856; m. Sarah Sneider, 21 March, 1880. 

Issue: — 

1. William Andrews. 

2. EllaM. Andrews. 

VIII. William M. Andrews, b. in Livonia, Mich., 11 
Jan., 1858; m. Nettie Reeder, 22 Aug., 1892. 

Issue: — 

1. John Andrews. 

2. Katie Lee Andrews. 

3. Charles Andrews. 

IX. Stephen H. Andrews, b. in Livonia, Mich., 5 Feb., 
i860; m. Ruth Sage, 19 Feb., 1891. 

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Issue: — 

i. Mary Sophia Andrews. 
X. Edwin R. Andrews, b. in Providence, 111., 5 Sept., 
1862; m. Anna B. Skilling, 3 Aug., 1887. 

1031. John Starkweather, b. in , 4 June, 

1839; m -i n > 17 Nov., 1866, Harriet Newell How- 
ard. He d. in Vinton, Iowa, 3 June, 1871. He kept a 
hotel in Vinton, Iowa, after the Civil War. He was 
the first man to enlist from Benton county, Iowa. He 
was put in Co. K of the 1st Iowa Regt., under Capt. 
T. Z. Cook. He was in the battle of Wilson Creek and 
served as a private until the three months of enlistment 
were up. He then enlisted for three years in Co. G, 
13th Regt. of Iowa Volunteers and was a standard 
bearer in Sherman's troops in their march to the Sea. 
He was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Inka and the 
siege of Vicksburg, Va. After the battle of Atlanta 
he was made 1st Lieutenant. At the evacuation of 
the city of Columbus their boat was the first to cross 
the river. The captain was shot and he took the com- 
mand and was the first man to raise the colors on the 
capitol ; for this he was presented with a silk sash and 
a sabre. 

Their children are : — 

1032. Anna May, b. in 

1033. John F., b. in Vinton, Iowa, 22 Jan., 1870; m. 

Jennie Louise Thompson, dau. of Stewart L. 
and Susan [Rhinesmith] Thompson, in Oska- 
loosa, Iowa, 7 June, 1893. She was b. in 
Dwight, 111., 6 March, 1870. They are mem- 
bers of the M. E. church and he is by trade a 
telegraph operator. He lives in Maple River 
Junction, Iowa. 
Their children are: — 

1034. Harry Curtis, b. in Arion, Iowa, 20 
Aug., 1874. 

1035. Marvin Leroy, b. in Arion, Iowa, 27 
Jan., 1897. 

10-40. Asa Starkweather, b. in Vermont, 7 Jan., 
1807; m. in Vermont, 4 Sept., 1834, Louisa Harvey. 
She d. in Jersey county, Illinois, in 1856. He d. in Jer- 

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sey county, 111., 23 Sept., 1845. As soon as they were 
married they moved to Illinois in a wagon. He joined 
the Baptist church in Barnstown, Upper Canada, where 
his father was the Baptist minister. 
Their children are : — 

1041. Daniel Harvey, b. in Morgan county, 111., 13 Nov., 

1838. 

1042. Mary Louisa, b. in ,9May,i84i; m. . 

1043. Emily S., b. in , 2 July, 1843. 

1044. Louisa, b. in , 26 May, 1846; d. in . 

1045. Asa, b. in , 26 May, 1846. 

lO^l. Daniel Harvey Starkweather, (Asa), old- 
est child of Asa and Louisa [Harvey] Starkweather, was 
b. near Waverly, in Morgan county, 111., 13 Nov., 
1838; m. first time in Jerseyville, 111., 21 Aug., 1862, 
Lucinda S. Kirkpatrick, dau. of Finley and Mary C. [Ter- 
rell] Kirkpatrick. She was b. in the state of New Jer- 
sey^ Feb., 1842; d. in Jerseyville, 111., 3 April, 1865; 
m. second time in Green county, 111., 25 Feb., 1866, 
Sarah Ann Utt, dau. of Adam and Emelia [Baxter] Utt. 
She was b. in Green county, 111., 9 Dec, 1841. They 
live in Divernon, 111. 

Their children are : — 

1046. Emily W., b. in Jerseyville, 111., 28 May, 1863; 

m. P. L. Hulett 10 July, 1893. 

1047. Amanda C, b. in Green county, 111., 22 Dec, 

1864; d. in Jerseyville, 111., 23 April, 1865. 

1048. Walter Utt, b. in Sangamon county, 111., 28 Feb., 

1867; d. there 12 Nov., 1868. 

1049. Asa Ernest, b. in Sangamon county, 111., 9 March, 

1869. 

1050. Charles, b. in Sangamon county, 111., 24 Nov., 

1871 ; d. there 3 Dec, 1871. 

1051. Harry, b. in Sangamon county, 111., 18 Feb., 

1873 ; d. there 24 Dec, 1873. 

1052. James Arthur, b. in Sangamon county, 111., 30 

Dec, 1876. 

1053. Bessie, b. in Sangamon county, 111., 5 Dec, 1880. 

They are all members of the Bois D ' Arc 
Baptist church. 



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105-4. Andrew J. Starkweather was b. in New 
York state, 10 Jan., 1838; m. in San Francisco, Calif., 
10 Aug., 1869, Maggie [Rourke] Phelps, dau. of John 
and Mary [Fitzgerald] Rourke. She was b. in Water- 
ford, Ireland, 25 Aug., 1842. He d. in San Francisco, 
Calif., 29 Nov., 1884, where he had lived since 1870 
except two years that he spent in Oregon. He was a 
merchant and they belong to the Roman Catholic 
church. His widow lives in San Francisco, Calif. 

Their children are : — 

1055. Mary F., b. in San Francisco, Calif., 18 June, 

1870. 

1056. George A., b. in Oregon, 16 July, 1872. 

1057. Edgar, b. in San Francisco, Calif., 17 Dec, 

1875; d. there 26 April, 1875. 

1058. Merritt Starkweather, (Nathan), son of 

Nathan and [ ] Starkweather, was b. in 

,4 Feb., 1794; in. in , 24 April, 1825, Han- 
nah Saunders. She was b. in , 30 June, 1803 ; d. 

in — , 24 Oct., 1859. He d. 27 Feb., 1854. 

Their children are: — 

1059. Harriet, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., 28 July, 

1826; m. first time Levi Quear, 16 Oct., 1845; 
m. second time James Osborn. She d. 28 June, 
1894. Both of her husbands were farmers. 
Issue: — 

1. Frank Quear, b. in Bronson, Mich., in 1852. 

2. Minnie Osborn, b. in Bronson, Mich., in 1866. 

1060. William Henry, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., 24 
Oct., 1827. 

1061. Erastus, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., 13 Aug., 
1832; d. there 11 Aug., 1834. 

1062. Armintha, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., 13 Dec, 
1835; m. there 10 Nov., 1858, Sabert H. Basom. 
He was b. 21 Feb., 1835. 

Issue : — 

1. Genevieve Basom, b. 25 Feb., 1862. 

2. Gertrude Basom, b. 11 Sept., 1866; d. 18 July, 
1888. 

3. Mabel Amelia Basom, b. 11 Dec, 1874. 

4. Claire Richmond Basom, b. 19 July, 1878. 

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1063. Amelia Minerva, b. 9 July, 1840; unmarried. 
She is the author of " Tid Bitts and Other 
Bitts," a story for children. 

lOb^. John Starkweather, (Daniel), dau. of 

Daniel and Polly [ ] Starkweather, was b. in Tru- 

mansburg, Tompkins county, N. Y., July, 18 10 or 1807 ; 
m. in Ann Arbor, Mich., 5 June, 1839, Mary Ann New- 
berry, dau. of Elihu and Rhoda [Phelps] Newberry. 
She was b. in Sangerfield, Oneida county, N. Y., Sept., 
1819 and d. in Ypsilanti, Mich., 24 Sept., 1897. He d. 
in Ypsilanti, Mich., Feb., 1883. Mrs. Starkweather 
built the Students Christian Association building which 
is built on the " Normal campus " in Ypsilanti, Mich., 
(costing $10,000). This gift was formally made 11 
Nov., 1895. Hereafter Nov. 11 will be observed by that 
association as "Starkweather's Day." The exercises 
of the dedication took place 26 March, 1897. She 
belongs to the "Colonial Dames of America" of Hart- 
ford, Conn., also a member of the " Society of the May- 
flower Descendants," through Governor William Brad- 
ford. She is the ninth descendant. They had no chil- 
dren that lived. 

1065. Eunice Starkweather, m. in Stonington, 
Conn., 31 Aug., 1806, Ezekiel Yerrington, son of Joseph 
and Lucy [Leffingwell] Yerrington. 

Their children are : — 

I. Caroline Yerrington, 

II. Harriet Yerrington. 

III. William Yerrington. 

IV. Sophia Yerrington. 

V. Louisa Yerrington. 

VI. John Yerrington. 

VII. Sidney Yerrington. 

VIII. Horace Yerrington. 

IX. Hiram Yerrington. 

X. Austin Yerrington. 

XI. Edwin Yerrington. 

XII. Franklin Yerrington. 

XIII. Lucius Yerrington. 



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lO&O. Martha G. Starkweather, dau. of Jere- 
miah and [ ] Starkweather, was b. in 1820; m. in 

Windham, Conn., in 1865, Rev. Phineas Crandall, son 
of Phineas and Hopestill [Beebe] Crandall. He was b. 
in Montville, Conn., 13 Sept., 1693; d. in Moosup, 
Conn., 5 Nov., 1878. He was a Methodist minister 
for about fifty years and was a member of the M. E. 
Conference. He was in the War of 18 12. 

1007. Elisha Paris Starkweather, M. D.,was 
b. in Vermont state, 27 July, 1822; m. in Springfield, 
Mass., 27 Jan., 1842, Susan Goodwin, dau. of Hezekiah 
Freeman and Pamelia Ann [Edgerton] Goodwin. She 
was b. in Sinsbury, Conn., 21 June, 1824; d. in Nichols, 
Conn., 23 May, 1889. Hed. in Nichols, Conn., 17 Sept., 
1 87 1, where he had practiced as a physician and surgeon. 
He graduated from Berkshire Medical College, Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

Their children are: — 

1068. Adelaide Emma, b. near Springfield, Mass., 22 

Nov., 1843; m - Henry G. Wheeler, son of 
Everett and Maria [Curtis] Wheeler, in Nichols, 
Conn., 7 Feb., 1882. He was b. in Stratford, 
Conn., 21 Jan., 1827, where they reside. They 
are members of the Congregational church. 
He is a farmer and ice dealer. 
Issue : — 

1. Henry Frederick Wheeler, b. in Stratford, 
Conn., 2 Sept., 1885. 

1069. Eugene Wellington, b. near Springfield, Mass., 

24 Aug., 1847; d. in Andersonville, Ga., 20 
Sept., 1864. He was a corporal in Co. L, 
Regt. 1 st. 

1070. Willis Emerson, b. in Berkhamstead, Mass. ; un- 

married in 1897, residing in Stratford, Conn., 
and belongs to the following lodges: I. O. 
O. F. and Knights of the Golden Days. 

1071. Frank Curtis, b. in East Granville, Mass., 20 

Sept., 1856; unmarried in 1897, living in Okla- 
homa. He is a member of the Methodist church 
and belongs to the following lodges : F. and 
A. M. and I. O. O. F. 

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1072. Augustus Starkweather was b. in 1794; 
m. Betsy Hollenbeck. He d. in Jackson, Mich., 12 
Dec, 1 85 1 . He made application for a pension 22 Dec, 
1 8 19, at which time he was a resident of Batavia, Genesee 
county, N. Y. , and he was then twenty years of age. He 
served from 1 June, 1814 to 8 Nov., 1814, when he was 
honorably discharged in Batavia, N. Y. On the 4th of 
Sept. , 1 8 14, he received a flesh wound of the left thigh in 
an engagement near Fort Erie, Canada, which "caused 
an ' ulcer ' and 4 weakness ' and ' numbness ' of the whole 
limb." He was pensioned at the rate of $2.66^ permonth 
from 5 Jan., 1820, which pension was increased to $4 
per month, then $6 per month from 26 June, 1838. He 
served as a private in Capt. Harding's Co., N. Y. Vol. 
Militia in the war of 18 12. At the time he was wounded 
the detachment in which he served was commanded by 
Col. Wilcox who was killed that day. The wife Betsy 
was living in Perry, Wyoming county, N. Y., 8 March, 
1844. That he was living in Jackson, Mich., in 1846, is 
proven by a letter received from that place. It appears 
that he had moved to that place about July, 1 845 . They 
had ten children. Seven are named. 

Their children are: — 

1073. William. 

1074. Augustus, b. in Black Rock, N. Y., about 1825. 

1075. John. 

1076. Betsy. 

1077. Polly. 

1078. Margaret. 

1079. Abigail. 

107-4. Augustus Starkweather, Jr., was b. in 
Black Rock, N. Y., about 1825 ; m. in Aurora, Cayuga 
county. N. Y., 7 Feb., 1850, Malinda Sexton, dau. of 
H. C. and Mary [Babcock] Sexton. She was born in 
Rushford, Allegany county, N. Y., 3 Nov., 1827. He 
d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 14 April, 1878. He had a fair com- 
plexion, hazel eyes and dark hair; was five feet, eight 
and one-half inches in height. Was a merchant of 
leather supplies. He enlisted in Co. K of the 4th U. S. 
infantry; enlisted 23 April, 1847 and was honorably dis- 
charged 10 Jan., 1848, (Mexican war). He was a cor- 

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poral. His widow applied for a pension 12 Nov., 1887, 
at which time she resided in Buffalo, N. Y., where she 
lived in 1898. She drew a pension of $8 per month 
from 29 Jan., 1887. Their daughter married F. G. Wilets, 
a druggist of Buffalo, N. Y. 

lOSO. Harvey H. Starkweather was b. in 
Skaneateles, Onondaga county, N. Y., 1 Nov., 1817; m. 
there 4 July, 1839, Betsy Ann Vanguilder, dau. of Eli 
and Caroline [ ] Vanguilder. She was b. in Skan- 
eateles, N. Y., 2 Feb., 1819; d. in Westiield, N. Y., 
7 March, 1880. He d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 7 Sept., 1897. 
They were members of the M. E. church. 

Their children are: — 

108 1. Alice A., b. in Conneaut, Ohio, 31 Aug., 1841. 

1082. Mary J., b. in Westfield, N. Y., 23 July, 1843. 

1083. George L., b. in Westfield, N. Y., 18 June, 1849. 

1084. Willie E., b. in Westfield, N. Y., 8 Dec, 1857; m. 

Carrie Maud Allen, dau. of Ira H. and Cla- 
rissa E. [Hopkins] Allen in Evans, N. Y., 20 
Jan., 1892. She was b. in Ripley, N. Y., 22 
Feb., 1866. He belongs to the A. O. U. W. 
lodge. 
Issue: — 

1085. Jessie F., b. in Buffalo, N. Y., 21 Oct.,. 
1892. 

1083. George L. Starkweather, (Harvey H.), 
son of Harvey H. and Betsy Ann [Vanguilder] Stark- 
weather, was b. in Westfield, N. Y., 18 June, 1849; m - 
there 27 Dec, 1871, Kate A. Descomb, dau. of Marvin 
J. and Lucy [Wheelock] Descomb. She was b. in West- 
field, N. Y., 23 April, 1850. He is a grape grower and 
lives in Westfield, N. Y. 

Their children are : — 

1086. Charles R., b. in Buffalo, N. Y., 16 May, 1874. 

1087. Leon L., b. in Buffalo, N. Y., 4 Nov., 1875. 

1088. Bessie S., b. in Buffalo, N. Y., 22 April, 1877. 

1089. Iva E., b. in Westfield, N. Y., 23 Sept., 1878. 

1090. Mae E., b. in Westfield, N. Y., 27 May, 1880. 

1091. Marvin J., b. in Westfield, N. Y., 16 May, 1892.. 



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REV. CHARLES S. STARKWEATHER 
Mayor of West Superior, Wis. 



Starkweather Genealogy 

1092. John Starkweather, son of Richmond T. 

and Hannah T. [ ] Starkweather. He d. in An- 

dersonville, Ga., of starvation, 26 March, 1864, grave 
No. 169. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy, in Chicago, 
111., 19 Aug., 1863, for the term of one year; served on 
the U. S. " Clara Dolsen " and U. S. " Rattler " under 
the name of John Starks ; was captured in Rodney, 
Miss., 13 Sept., 1863. His mother made application for 
a pension, 7 Aug., 1871, which was granted 14 Sept., 1874 
at $8 per month from 27 March, 1864, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., agency. He had sisters Mrs. Rosanna McFail 
and Miss M. E. Starkweather of Mt. Morris, N. Y. 

1093. Rev. Charles M. Starkweather, b. in 
Kenosha, Wis., about 1865 ; was educated in Chicago, 
111. He worked for a time in the Pullman car wheel 
works and has been city editor of the Fond du Lac Com- 
monwealth. He was at one time a minister in Milwau- 
kee, Wis. He believes that the church and the work- 
ingman have drifted apart and that both sides are to 
blame. "My plan," he says, "is not to have one 
isolated Christian labor union but to establish a move- 
ment among the laboring classes;?imilar to the Christian 
Endeavor among the young people and to have one 
of these labor unions in connection with every church, 
etc." 

1094. 8 Rev. Charles S. Starkweather, (Thilo, 
"Purple, 5 Joseph, 4 Samuel, 3 John, 2 John, J Robert). 
When Mr. Starkweather became a candidate for mayor 
in 1895 he was laughed at. Yet without the support 
of a single newspaper of the city of West Superior, 
Wis., he overcame the normal Republican majority and 
was elected. There were charges made against him and 
he was tried by the council and impeached 29 July, 1895. 
By a vote of seventeen yeas to one nay he was declared 
out of office and that judgment the supreme court said 
was just. He still continued the discharge of his duty 
and retained the keys of the office. He affixed his sig- 
nature as mayor to a few documents 4 Aug., 1895, but 
his opponent President Howe of the common council 
partially assumed rule. He failed to get vindication in 
the spring of 1896; he tried again in the spring of 1897 

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and succeeded. Starting in single-handed and alone, 
without a campaign committee or money, he conducted 
the most aggressive campaign of any of the three can- 
didates, having previously filed an independent, non- 
partisan nomination paper. As was the case two years 
before, he was opposed by every newspaper in the city. 
He received 375 votes more than the regular Republican 
nominee and the Populist and Democratic nominees 
combined. He put up a most wonderful campaign and 
used exceedingly novel methods. He opened it five 
nights before election in a friendly precinct and closed 
by giving his thirsty hearers bags of candy; sweet- 
ness, he said he was distributing, instead of the sorrows 
of life. From this and his way of giving away popcorn, 
he got an unusual amount of advertising. The Satur- 
day before election the Republican managers got scared 
and started a stampede from the Populists to Stark- 
weather by betting on Starkweather as against Munro, 
(Democrat). Starkweather continued his oratory up to 
the last night. His meetings he characterized as revi- 
vals and they were always crowded while the opposition 
played to poor houses. 

1095; Elihu W. Starkweather, b. ; m. in 

Ellisburg, N. Y., 15 Jan., 1834, Mary Rogers Kirby, 
dau. of * 7 Silas and Rhoda [Soule] Kirby. She was b. in 
Dartmouth, Mass., and d. in Wisconsin in 1893. He 
d. 10 Dec, 1870. 

Their children are: — 

1096. Mary E., b. 20 Jan., 1837; m. D. F. Ellsworth 
and lived in Forman, N. D. 

1097. Sarah T., b. 22 July, 1838. 

1098. William P., b. 6 Feb., 1840. 

1099. Rhoda J., b. 16 Dec, 1841 ; m. George Manning 
and lived in Sheldon, N. D. 

1 100. Elisha S., b. 16 April, 1843. 

1101. Charles A., b. 21 June, 1845. 

1 102. Ellen A., b. 17 Oct., 1846. 

1 103. Lafayette T., b. 29 April, 1848. 

1 104. Arthur W., b. 4 May, 1850. 

1 105. Hattie E., b. 7 March, 1853. 

1 106. Frederick M., b. 22 April, 1856. 

♦NOTE— 7Silas Kirby, 6Restcome, SBarnabas, 4Silas, 3Robert, 2Richard, lRichard 

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1107. John Starkweather, b. near Bennington, 
Vt., m. Lucy Meech and lived in Bethany, Genesee 
county, N. Y., where they both died. 

Their children are : — 

1108. Eunice, b. 

1 109. Timothy, b. ; d. at the age of twenty- 

one, near Memphis, Tenn. 

mo. Ezra, b. — • ; d. unmarried in Pavillion, Gen- 
esee county, N. Y., 7 January, 1874. 

mi. John, b. in Cayuga county, N. Y., 3 Dec, 1803; 
m. near Detroit, Mich., 13 March, 1834, Sarah 
Camburn, dau. of William and Abigail [Willet] 
Camburn. She was b. near Rochester, N. Y., 
12 Dec, 1808; d. in Seneca, Mich., 28 Feb., 
1865. He d. in Seneca, Lenawee county, 
Mich., 17 July, 1886. 
Issue: — 

1 1 18. George Franklin, b. in Seneca, Mich., 
10 Dec. ,1834; d. there 17 Sept., 1850. 

1 1 19. Lucy S., b. in Seneca, Mich, 4 May, 
1836. 

1 120. Abigail, b. in Seneca, Mich., 20 Aug., 
1838. 

1 12 1. John Ira, b. in Seneca, Mich., 6 Feb., 
1840. 

1 122. Hiram L., b. in Seneca, Mich., 1 April, 
1842. 

1 123. Amanda A., b. in Seneca, Mich., 10 
July, 1845. 

1 124. Helen Louise, b. in Seneca, Mich., 9 
Feb., 1850. 

1 125. Rosaline Jane, b. in Seneca, Mich., 22 
July, 1853. 

1 1 12. Mary, b. ; m. Israel Webber. 

11 13. Lucy, b. ; unmarried. 

1 1 14. Prudence, b. ; d. unmarried in Pavillion, 

N. Y., about 1858. 

1 1 15. Alizina, b. ; m. Lawrence Meach. 

1 1 16. Hiram, b. in Bethany, N. Y., 16 March. 1813; m. 

in Filmore, N. Y., 25 June, 1843, Matilda J. 
Elwood, dau. of Richard and Malinda [Rurie] 



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Elwood. She was b. in Cortland county, 
N. Y., 18 Jan., 1825. He d. in St. Paul, Neb., 
15 Jan., 1887. Methodist and farmer. 
Issue: — 

1 126. Julia M., b. in Bethany, N. Y., 10 
Aug., 1844; m. Samuel F. Reeney, 26 
Jan., 1862. 

1 127. Charles L., b. in Bethany, N. Y., 1 
May, 1847; m - Mary L. Spangler, in 
Marion, Iowa. 

1 128. Frank E., b. in Bethany, N. Y., 25 
April, 1849; m. first time Mary E Fuller; 
m. second time Ida W. White. 

1 129. Sally, b. . 

1K50. Prince. The daughter Susan Williams, widow 
of Rufus Williams, made an affidavit in her mother's 
application for a pension on March 9, 1839, at which time 
she was fifty-seven years old and lived in Pittsfield, Mass. 
She says she is the daughter of Prince Starkweather, 
also called Prince Williams ; and Marcy Starkweather 
who before her marriage was Marcy Green. Her father 
died in June, 1808, and her husband in January, 1807. 
Her mother, Marcy Starkweather, applied for a pen- 
sion 5th of March, 1839; when she lived in Pittsfield, 
Mass., and was 82 years old. Was married under the 
name of Marcy St. Green to Prince Starkweather in 
June after she was twenty years old in December. 
They lived for some time in Windham, Conn. Her 
husband served as a private in Col. Starr's, Connecticut, 
Vol., from Feb. 1, 1777 to March 1, 1778. The claim 
was not allowed. 



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INDEX— STARKWEATHER. 



Aaron 5 78 ; Aaron 6 1 12 

Abbie 7 131. 

Abby 9 319. 

Abel 7 146, 237. 

Abigail 7 120, 206 ; Abigail 9 

293; Abigail 329, 333. 
Ada 8 190. 
Adaline 7 169, 267. 
Adam 322. 
Adeline 8 201. 
Adelaid 328. 
Albert 7 125, 136, 212. 
Albin 7 155. 
Albro 8 214. 

Alexander 6 90, 146 ; Alex- 
ander 7 135. 
Alford 8 214. 
Alfred 6 114; Alfred 7 130, 

163, 177, 220, 262, 276; 

Alfred 8 202, 237, 276; 

Alfred 9 320. 
Alice 7 196; Alice 8 267, 268, 

273. 287, 314, 321 ; Alice y 

202 ; Alice 330. 
Alizina 333. 
Allis 7 123. 
Almeda 8 256, 310. 
Almira 6 112, 191; Almira 7 

163, 168, 180, 181. 
Almon 8 289. 
Alonzo 7 183. 
Alta 9 301. 
Amanda 7 123, 130,190,222; 

Amanda 8 214, 286, 295; 

Amanda 325, 333. 
Amarantha 8 242. 
Amelia 327. 
Amos 5 57, 77, 93, in; 

Amos 7 191. 



Amy 4 36, 40, 78 ; Amy 5 76 ; 
Amy 6 98, no, 113, 196; 
Amy 7 188; Amy 8 276,279. 

Andrew 326. 

Ann 5 58, 96 ; Ann 8 86 ; Ann 7 
188; Ann 8 209, 293; Ann 
322. 

Anna 4 31, 33, 53; Anna 5 
56, 77, 110; Anna 6 81,82 ; 
Anna 7 140, 233; Anna 8 
231, 304; Anna 324. 

Anne 4 40 ; Anne 6 1 1 1 ; 
Annie 8 274; Annie 9 315. 

Angeline 7 153, 247. 

Antoinette 9 230, 304. 

Apoma 6 in. 

Archibald 6 98, 170; Archi- 
bald 7 169, 267; Archi- 
bald 8 267. 

Ardella 8 220, 301. 

Armintha 326. 

Arthur 4 31, 33; Arthur 5 53, 
82 ; Arthur 6 83 ; Arthur 7 
123, 210; Arthur 8 210, 
238, 261, 266; Arthur 9 
202,293,294; Arthur 332. 

Arvilla 8 191. 

Asa 5 52, 60, 77, 81, 109; 
Asa 6 81, 82, £3, no, 124, 
184; Asa 7 124, 185, 188; 
Asa 8 283; Asa 322, 324, 

325. 

Asher 5 77, 112; Asher 6 109, 
in, 112; Asher 7 190, 
192, 286. 

Ashley 7 167, 264. 

Augustus 6 86, 142; Augus- 
tus 7 135, 142, 236; Au- 
gustus 329. 



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Index — Starkweather 



Austin 7 140; Austin 9 298. 

Avery 6 82,i20; Avery 7 120, 
202 ; Avery 9 293. 

Belcher 5 42, 47, 57, 85, 91. 

Belle 242, 306. 

Benajah 4 30, 52 : Benajah 6 
80. 

Benniah 4 26. 

Benjamin 6 in, 113, 190, 
194; Benjamin 8 209. 

Bertha 8 260. 

Bessie 8 230; Bessie 9 320; 
Bessie 325, 330. 

Betsy 6 88, 92, 112, 155 ; 
Betsy 329. 

Billings 5 53, 82. 

Blanch 8 232; Blanch 9 321. 

Bruce 8 259. 

Carlton 8 243, 307. 

Caroline 8 222, 268. 

Carrie 8 202, 267, 314. 

Catherine 6 86, 144; Cath- 
erine 7 155, 176. 

Celia 7 169; Celia 8 267. 

Charles 5 58, 60, 95, 96, 100; 
Charles 6 ioi, 1 14; Charles 7 
118, 125, 135, 154, 163, 
167, 1.68, 172, 184, 193, 
231, 250, 260, 270, 288; 
Charles 8 202, 209, 214, 
256, 260, 264, 270, 310, 
312, 315, 316, 331; 
Charles 9 292 ; Charles 

325» 330, 33i. 332, 334- 
Charlotte 7 188. 
Chauncy 8 214, 270, 316. 
Chekley 6 109. 
Chloe 7 179. 
Christopher 322. 
Cicero 8 222. 
Clara 8 259. 



Clarence 8 262, 311; Clar- 
ence 9 305. 

Clarissa 6 81, in, 118. 

Cora 8 286. 

Courtney 7 192 ; Courtney 8 
276. 

Cyntha 6 109. 

Cyrus 5 55, 56, 90; Cyrus 6 
146, 238. 

Daisy 8 241. 

Dan 7 148, 243. 

Daniel 4 27, 52 ; Daniel 6 81 ; 
Daniel 8 244, 308 ; Daniel 

325. 
Darwin 8 199. 
David 5 77 ; David 6 86, in, 

112,139; David 7 190,284; 

David 9 293, 320. 
Deborah 2 11, 16; Deborah 5 

79; Deborah 6 101, 175. 
Dercy 8 235. 
Diantha 7 120. 
Don 312. 
Dorothy 9 320. 
Douglas 8 271. 
Dwight 7 136; Dwight 287, 

320. 
Eber 8 267. 

Edgar 7 135, 177; Edgar 326. 
Edna 7 167, 264. 
Edward 8 264. 

Edwin 7 158, 177,255; Ed- 
win 9 301. 
Effie 9 202. 
Eleanor 8 220, 255, 286, 302 ; 

Eleanor 322. 
Electa 7 188; Electa 9 298. 
Eli 5 77, in ; Eli 8 203. 
Elihu 332. 
Elijah 4 35, 40, 76, Elijah 5 

76; Elijah 6 80, 117. 



336 



Index — Starkweather 



Elisha 5 52 ; Elisha 6 87, 146 ; 
Elisha 328, 332. 

Eliza 6 114; Eliza 8 226. 

Elizabeth 2 11, 16; Eliza- 
beth 4 33; Elizabeth 5 33, 
58, 60, 79, 94, Elizabeth 6 
81,83, 84, 93, ill, 159; 
Elizabeth 7 135, 147, 163, 
170, 184, 230, 239, 263; 
Elizabeth 9 318. 

Ella 7 146, 236; Ella 8 255. 

Ellen 7 180, 193, 277; Ellen 8 
270; Ellen 332. 

Emilius 8 242, 305. 

Emily 6 114; Emily 7 118, 
154, 199; Emily 8 238, 
260, 267; Emily 325. 

Emma 7 188; Emma 8 
237, 266, 313. 

Ephraim* 33, 34, 60, 
Ephraim 5 56, 
Ephraim 7 169, 266. 

Erastus 326. 

Ernest 9 319. 

Essa 8 286. 

Esther 5 56, 76; Esther 6 83, 
84,109,113; Esther 7 129, 
216; Esther 8 255. 

Ethel 9 315, 321. 

Ethelyn 8 29i. 

Eugene 8 220 284, 301, 320; 
Eugene 328. 

Eunice* 34, 62 ; Eunice 5 79 ; 
Eunice 6 82, 87, no, 113, 
186, 196; Eunice 8 270; 
Eunice 327, 333. 

Everard 9 306. 

Ezra 5 59, 77,99, 100, 112; 
Ezra 6 92, 112, 113, 159, 

Ezra 7 155, 159' J 7i> 
Ezra 



202, 

61; 
87; 



193; 

259; Ezra 8 254 

322, 333- 
22 



Fannie 7 120. 

Festus 8 237. 

Flora 8 201, 284. 

Florence 8 243, 307; Flor- 
ence 9 292, 320. 

Florilla 6 112, 191. 

Floy 9 301. 

Frances 7 181,280; Frances 8 
209, 267. 

Francis 7 135 ; Francis 8 230. 

Frank 7 135; Frank 8 236, 

260, 264, 265, 268, 271, 

273»3ii. 317; Frank 328, 

334- 
Fred 8 252, 273; Fred 9 294. 

Freda 9 294. 

Frederick 7 118, 135, 136, 
163, 231 ; Frederick 8 202, 
231,260; Frederick 332. 

Galo 9 300. 

George 6 113, 195; George 7 
158, 167, 188, 190, 191, 
193, 196, 255, 263, 285, 
289, 290; George 8 202, 
236, 238, 243, 264, 274, 
279,283,307,311 ; George 9 
293, 294, 299, 303, 306, 
312; George 326, 330, 

333- 

George Anson 6 85, 134; 
George Anson 7 135, 136, 
148, 154. 230, 232, 241, 
254; George Anson 8 2 14, 
229,300,303,304; George 
Anson 9 300. 

Gershom 6 no. 

Gertrude 7 174; Gertrude 8 
288; Gertrude 9 308. 

Giles 8 203, 210, 293. 

Gleason 9 292. 

Goodridge 8 2 88. 

Grace 8 268. 



337 



Index — Starkweather 



Granville 8 266. 

Grant 9 299. 

Hamilton 7 140. 

Hannah 5 57, 78, 90, 91 ; 

Hannah 6 82, 85, 86, 126, 

142; Hannah 7 129, 130, 

131, 216, 221, 227. 
Harlow 7 125. 
Harold 9 320. 
Harriet 6 84, 125; Harriet 7 

118, 121, 154, 170, 193, 

200, 201, 250; Harriet 8 

199, 211; Harriet 9 292, 

301 ; Harriet 326. 
Harry 7 177, 276; Harry 8 

228, 252, 256, 273, 309; 

Harry 324, 325. 
Harvey 7 124; Harvey 8 226; 

Harvey 330. 
Hattie 8 237; Hattie 332. 
Haynes 6 96, i63;|Haynes 7 

163, 260; Haynes 8 262, 

Hazel 9 315. 

Helen 7 129, 136, 141, 170, 
217,232,234,236; Helen 8 
238; Helen 9 318, 319; 
Helen 333. 

Henrietta 7 141, 185, 235 ; 
Henrietta 9 315. 

Henry 6 83, 86, 87, 113, 124, 
143,196; Henry 7 129,131, 
141, 146, 168, 172, 174, 
183, 185, 194, 226, 237, 
265, 2"j2\ Henry 8 209 ( 
227, 237, 262, 267, 274,' 
282,318,320; Henry^ig. 

Herbert 8 190, 202. 

Hilus 322. 

Hiram 7 120, 123, 124, 201; 
Hiram 8 203; Hiram 333. 



Horace 6 81, 100, 119; 
Horace 7 120, 155, 202; 
Horace 8 243,272,3o6,3i7. 

Hortense 8 214, 300. 

Howard 9 306. 

Huldah 5 53, 78; Huldah 6 
98, 1 12, 168 ; Huldah 7 117, 
198; Huldah 8 199. 

Huntington 9 316. 

Ida 8 226,230, 284, 286; Ida 9 
300. 

Ira 7 193, 288, 

Irving 8 220, 301. 

Isabel 6 89. 

Isabella 7 148, 189, 195. 

Iva 330. 

Jabez 4 40, 77 ; Jabez 5 78, 
113; Jabez 6 113, 193. 

Jabish 4 35, 36. 

Jacob 7 193, 289. 

James 5 59, 98, 99; James 6 
92, 98, 100, 109, 129, 157, 
170, 174, 180; James 7 
129, 158, 170, 171, 180, 
278; James 8 255, 270, 
279, 283, 314, 319, 320; 
James 322, 325. 

Jane 6 86, 96, 100, 101, 105, 
178; Jane 7 147, 172, 185, 
239,271,281; Jane 8 199, 
273. 3i8. 

Jared 8 203, 292. 

Jean 9 26. 

Jeannette 7 154,253; Jean- 

nctte 9 299. 
Jennie 7 191, 192; Jennie 8 

201, 212, 255, 271, 289. 
Jeremiah 5 79. 

Jerush 4 26; Jerush 5 51, 57 ; 
Jerush 7 117, 167, 197. 



338 



Index — Starkweatner 



Jesse 4 35, 36,41*78; Jesse 

79, 113; Jesse 6 80, 113. 
Jessie 8 230,236, 305; Jessie 

319- 

Joel 4 33, 58; Joel 7 124,188. 
John 2 11, 16, 17, 18, 23; 
John 3 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 
34, 53, 55; John 4 33, 34, 
47,56, 57; John 5 53, 59, 
62, 84, 85, 92; John" 81, 
83, 85, 92, 93, 101, 108, 
114, 122, 130, 176, 179; 
John 7 123, 129, 130, 131, 
135, 141, 148, 154, 158, 
176, 179, 190, 196, 210, 
221, 229, 235, 252, 258, 
273,290; John 8 210,214, 
226, 228, 230, 236, 244, 
274, 288, 294, 297, 302, 
319; John 9 294, 300; 
John 324, 327, 329, 331, 
333. 
Joseph 4 33,40; Joseph 5 55, 
56, 59, 83, 109; Joseph 6 

84, 99, io 9> x 7i» l8 3; 
Joseph 7 131,228; Joseph 8 
270,278,319; Joseph 9 243, 

307- 
Josephine 8 228, 303. 

Judson 8 255. 

Julia 7 1 17, 146, 169,172,177, 

181, 182, 198, 271, 275; 

Julia 8 238, 270, 315; J ulia * 

317; Julia 334. 
Juliet 7 128, 213. 
Kate 8 255, 264, 3-9,312. 
Katherine 8 231. 
Lafayette 332. 
Lafone 8 291. 
Laura 6 82, 100,109,172,184 

Laura 7 117; Laura 8 2 59. 



Lawrence 9 316. 
Lemuel 6 98, 167. 
Leonard 6 85, 92, 128, 153; 

Leonard 7 128, 168, 213, 

265; Leonard 8 214, 266; 

Leonard 330. 
Leora 8 265. 
Letitia 9 305. 
Lida 9 301. 
Lidea 2 11, 16. 
Lilla 8 243. 
Lillian 9 308. 
Lilly 8 267. 
Lincoln 8 201. 

Lizzie 8 266,3 13; Lizzie 9 30i. 
Lodawick 6 88. 
Loren 1 123. 
Louis 7 177,276; Louis 8 238, 

268; Louis 9 317- 
Louisa 8 291 ; Louisa 325. 
Louise 8 230; Louise 9 305. 
Lovina 6 88. 
Lucia 7 129, 177, 215; Lucia 9 

306. 
Lucian 7 167. 

Lucinda 6 85; Lucinda 7 128, 
130,131^214,218; Lucin- 
da 322. 
Lucius 8 201. 
Lucretia 6 98,i7o; Lucretia 

177,275- 
Lucy 4 41 ; Lucy 5 59* 76,78 ; 
Lucy 6 109, 1 1 3, 196; Lucy 7 
120, 125, 204,211 ; Lucy 

333- 

Lue 9 309. 

Luella 8 286; Luella 9 299. 

Lulu 8 288. 

Lydia 3 23, 24, 50; Lydia* 
32; Lydia 5 79; Lyd" 1 * 6 
114; Lydia 8 226, 227. 



339 



Index — Stark-weather 



Lyman 6 113, 194. 

Lynn 8 288. 

Lyra 7 174. 

Mabel 8 230, 303 ; Mabel 9 30c). 

Mae 8 288; Mae 330. 

Manda 8 210. 

Marcia 7 130, 222. 

Margaret 7 i58, 185,256,281 ; 
Margaret 9 318; Marga- 
ret 329. 

Marguerite 9 307. 

Maria 6 90; Maria 7 120, 129, 
147, 158, 207, 216, 238, 
258 ; Maria 322. 

Mariam 7 179. 

Marion 8 210. 

Marshall 7 183. 

Martha 5 78; Martha 6 83,96, 
121, 165 ; Martha 7 118, 
147, 158, 172, 174, 185, 
201,240, 258, 273; Mar- 
tha 8 221, 255, 272, 283, 
317; Martha 9 299; Mar- 
tha 328. 

Marvin 7 125; Marvin 324, 

330. 
Mary 3 23, 24, 41 ; Mary 4 32 
40, 53; Mary 3 56, 58, 76 
78, 79,88, 94; Mary 6 80 
83,84, 86, 92, 96, 101, 1 10 
114, 141, 151, 163, 174 
185 ; Mary 7 120, 140, 147 
153, 158, 169, 177, 181 
184, 185, 194, 195, 201 
234,239,244,257,276,279 
282,290; Mary 8 209,226 
228, 232, 238, 250, 255 
256, 264, 267, 282, 309 
310, 321 ; Mary 9 294 
Mary 322, 326, 330, 332 
333- 



Matilda 6 82; Matilda 7 121, 

190, 209, 286. 
Martin 6 112, 192; Martin 7 

168. 
Mehitable 4 31, 53; Mehit- 

able 6 92, 148. 
Melissa 7 121, 208. 
Merritt 326. 
Milo 7 125. 
Miner 6 98, 166. 
Minnie 8 235, 252, 288, 304; 

Minnie 9 292. 
Morella 8 243, 307. 
Morrell 7 192 ; Morrell 8 287. 
Nancy 6 101, 174; Nancy 7 

120, 123, 154, 251. 
Nathan 4 35,40, 76; Nathan 5 

77, in; Nathan 6 113, 

194; Nathan 7 188. 
Nathaniel 6 101, 176; 

Nathaniel 8 276. 
Nella 8 29i. 

Nellie 8 221, 236, 273, 318. 
Nelson 6 112, 190; Nelson 8 

231. 

Nettie 8 232. 

Nina 9 317. 

Norman 7 154, 254. 

Oakley 8 260. 

Octavia 8 201. 

Olive 4 36, 40, 77 ; Olive 6 81, 
92,159,188; Olive 7 124, 
153, 155, 244; Olive 8 238, 
266, 270,313; Olive 9 3 14, 

315. 
Oliver 5 61, 62, 108, 177. 
Olivia 6 no; Olivia 8 283. 
Orpha 6 100. 
Orra 6 93, 161. 
Orrin 7 183. 
Oscar 8 265, 312 ; Oscar 9 313. 



340 



Index — Starkweath 



er 



Otis 7 1 68; Otis 9 316. 
Parker 5 60. 
Parley 6 77. 
Patience* 26. 
Paul 8 291. 
Perry 322. 
Persis 7 167, 264. 
Phebe 5 79; Phebe 7 169, 190, 

268, 284. 
Philo 7 124, 125. 
Phoebe 5 1 14 ; Phoebe 6 in. 
Polly 5 60; Polly 7 123, 124, 

211 ; Polly 329. 
Prince 334. 
Prudence 4 26, 51 ; Prudence 

333- 
Purple 6 83, 84, 125. 
Rachel 6 87; Rachel 8 230, 

3°3- 

Ralph 8 270,288,315 ; Ralph 9 
3i3> 320. 

Ray 8 2ii ; Ray 294. 

Rebecca 6 109, 182 ; Rebec- 
ca 7 171. 

Reuben 6 no, 187; Reu- 
ben 8 203, 283, 292 ; Reu- 
ben 9 298. 

Rhoda 6 87; Rhoda 332. 

Richard 3 23, 24, 34, 36, 40; 
Richard 5 58,78,97; Rich- 
ard 6 98, 169; Richard 7 
142, 235; Richard 8 235, 
236. 

Riley 6 112. 

Robert 1 n, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
16,17,32; Robert 3 23,24; 
Robert 4 26, 33, 55, 58,59; 
Robert 5 60, 96, 99, 165 ; 
Robert 8 214, 231; Rob- 
ert 9 314. 

Roderick 8 260. 



Rodman 6 10 1, 174. 
Rodney 6 96, 99, 165, 171. 
Roger 5 52; Roger 6 80, 118; 

Roger 8 201, 291, 292. 
Rollo 8 283. 
Rosaline 9 297 ; Rosaline 

333- 

Rosetta 242. 

Ross 9 308. 

Roswell 5 76, 109; Roswell 7 
184,181. 

Roxanna 7 163, 262. 

Royal 9 301. 

Rufus 5 77; Rufus 7 192,287. 

Ruth 7 120, 147, 206, 241 ; 
Ruth 8 284; Ruth 9 309. 

Sally 6 81, 85, 131; Sally 7 
130; Sally 8 254; Sally 334. 

Samuel 4 31, 33, 54, 55; 
Samuel 5 55, 56; Samuel 6 
85,92, 109,129, 154, 181 ; 
Samuel 7 117,129,130,147, 
182, 199,220, 240; Sam- 
uel 8 240, 255; Samuel 9 
292. 

Sarah 5 27, 51, 56, 60, 78, 
101 ; Sarah 6 83, 84, 87,96, 
109,114, 165, 179; Sarah 7 
120, 124, 140, 148, 154, 
169, 176, 177, 179, 181, 
185, 195, 203, 252, 268, 
274, 280,290 ; Sarah 8 209, 
210,227,282,302; Sarah 9 
294, 314; Sarah 332. 

Schuyler 6 112, 192. 

Sephrona 7 123. 

Seth 5 57; Seth 6 83, 123; 
Seth 8 210, 211, 294. 

Shepherd 7 167. 

Sidney 7 121, 208; Sidney 8 
208; Sidney 9 312. 



34i 



Index — Starkweatn 



cr 



136; 



Silence* 26. 

Simeon 5 59; Simeon 6 93. 

Sophia* 83, 84, 87, 90; 

Sophia 7 128,212 ; Sophia 

322. 
Sophronia 6 85, 

Sophronia 7 168. 
Stella 8 264. 
Stephen 8 291. 
Susan 5 79; Susan 7 123, 287; 

Susan 9 293. 
Sybil 6 80, 116; Sybil 7 

199. 
Taida 8 291. 
Teresa 8 291. 
Thomas 3 22, 23 
Thomas 4 30, 51; 

51, 52, 80, 81; 

85,92, 126,147; 

118, 159, 184, 201, 281 ; 

Thomas 5 201, 244, 308. 
Timothy 3 23, 24; Timothy 5 

53; Timothy 6 82; Tim- 
othy 333. 
Ursula 8 214, 297. 
Vena 9 301. 
Victoria 226. 
Vina 5 52. 
Viola 8 211. 



117, 



25. 27; 
Thomas 5 
Thomas 
Thomas 7 
281 



Virginia 7 140, 233. 

Walter 8 229, 271; Walter 9 
303; Walter 325. 

Wealthy 6 42. 

Weed 8 259. 

Welthy 6 84, 92, 156. 

White 6 81. 

Will 8 273. 

William 5 55, 56, 86, 88; 
William 6 85, 86, 109, 1 12, 
140, 183, 192; William 7 
124, 130, 131, 135, 168, 
170, 181, 185, 190, 193, 
221, 225, 230, 266, 269, 
280, 282, 287; William 8 
209, 212, 226, 230, 231, 
235, 261, 280, 282, 295, 
310, 320; William 9 314, 
320; William 326, 329, 
332. 

Willard 7 130. 

Willie 330. 

Willis 328. 

Winrield 8 209. 

Woodbury* 33, 34; Wood- 
bury 5 57. 

Zerviah 5 52. 

Zipporah*27 ; Zipporah 5 53. 



342 



INDEX 
NAMES OTHER THAN STARKWEATHER 



Abbie 170. 

Adams 89, 104, 118, 199, 

224, 270, 316. 
Ains worth 161. 
Aldrich 218. 
Alexander 1 16. 
Alford 288. 
Allen 109, 131, 155, 179, 

189, 222, 228, 330. 
Alvord 204. 
Ambrose 190, 286. 
Amerige 169. 

Anderson 52, 80, 256, 293. 
Andrews 201, 322, 323,324. 
Angell 224. 
Anthony 262, 311. 
Armiston 262. 
Arms 95. 
Armstrong 127. 
Arnold 113, 193. 
Ash 130, 221. 
Ashley 203. 
Atkinson 243, 307. 
Atwood 128, 212. 
Austey, 270, 317. 
Averal 85, 129. 
Avery 24, 41, 50, 59, 78,79, 

98,99, 146, 150,205, 207, 

237- 
Babcock 41,78, 112, 122, 

191, 249,287, 329. 
Bach 141, 234. 
Bachelor 1 12, 192. 
Bailey 121, 122, 126, 131, 

203, 222, 224, 292. 
Baker 147, 165, 240, 288. 
Baldwin 98, 170, 172,271, 

272. 



Barber 118, 200, 201,202. 

Barclay 68. 

Bardwell 163, 262. 

Barnaby 75. 

Barnard 230, 303. 

Barney 166, 237. 

Barnes 59, 98, 103, 130, 

221, 242, 305. 
Barnhart 220, 301. 
Barns 177, 276. 
Barnum 75, 76. 
Barrows 152. 
Bartlet 123. 

Bartlett 86, 141, 146, 238. 
Barton 58, 97. 
Basom 326. 
Bates 284, 306, 320. 
Batter 125, 212. 
Baxter 325. 
Bayne 121, 209, 210. 
Beach 231, 304. 
Becon 159. 
Beebe 142, 236, 328. 
Belcher 33, 47, 56. 
Belknap 299. 
Bell 192. 

Belshaw 193, 288. 
Belton 72, 85, 126. 
Benedict 154, 254. 
Benham 42. 
Benjamin 33, 48, 53, 77.85, 

in, 136. 
Benjamine 60. 
Bennett 152. 
Benson 154, 254. 
Bentley 139. 
Bentholf 276. 
Berry hill 127. 



343 



Index — Names Otter Tnan Starkweatn 



er 



Bertholf 177. 

Bester 106. 

Bidwell 81, 118, 120. 

Billings 130, 268, 314. 

Bird 213. 

Birket 31, 53. 

Bishop 264, 312. 

Blackwood 64. 

Blair 120, 123, 207, 208. 

Blake 33, 56, 267. 

Blaney 100, 174. 

Bliss 47, 48, 102, 163, 260, 

261, 311. 
Blodgett 31, 53, 93, 124, 

159, 160. 
Bodwell 215. 
Borden 24, 31, 287, 321. 
Bortrie 154, 252. 
Bowen 184, 281, 302. 
Bowker 160. 
Brabb 158, 256, 257. 
Brackett 202, 267, 314. 
Brackus 85, 134. 
Bradfield 82. 
Bradford 262, 311. 
Brainard 77, 1 11. 
Braman 47. 
Branch 57, 90, 91. 
Branson 155. 
Breck 163, 263. 
Breckett 120. 
Brewster 59, 78, 92, 99, 128, 

149. 
Briggs 102, 114, 115. 
Brighton 113, 196. 
Brimhall 102. 
Brink 132. 

Brimsmade 140, 233. 
Bristol 79. 
Brooks 101, 176, 220, 301, 

302. 



Bromley 151. 

Bronson 154, 254. 

Brown 46, 57, 60, 69, 79, 
83, 86, 90, 93, 100, 101, 
107, 113, i2i, 122, 144, 
158, 171, 174, 194, 203, 
211, 228, 247, 257, 258, 
269, 292, 294, 299, 303. 

Browning 150. 

Brownson 274, 318. 

Brumley 49. 

Brush 107, 108. 

Bryant 102, 135, 243, 307. 

Buck 67. 

Buckland 113, 194,250. 

Buckley 185, 282, 320. 

Bullock in, 190. 

Bundy 40, 78. 

Bunnell 246. 

Bunting 243, 306. 

Burbank 261, 311. 

Burchard 86, 141. 

Burdick 146, 237. 

Burgess 230, 304. 

Burnham 120,202,321. 

Buroster 99. 

Burr 236, 305. 

Burrell 245. 

Burt 73, 74. 

Burton 45. 

Bush 135, 230. 

Butcher 176, 273. 

Butler 131, 227, 286 

Button 42, 85, 130. 

Cadmus 170. 

Caldwell 221. 

Calkins 56, 87. 

Call 108. 

Calhoun 73. 

Camburn 333. 



344 



Index-Name. Otter Tnan Starkweather 



Campbell 33, 58, 129. 2I 5> | 

216,217,218. 
Cannon 186. 
Cantonwine 299. 
Carey 159. 
Carley no, 185. 
Carpenter 34, 60, 108, 121, 
160, 167, i79> 2 5 2 > 263, 

309- 
Carr 60, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 107, 108, 251, 
300. 
Carver 98, 169. 
Case 80, 159,244,259, 3° 8 - 
Castle 158, 255. 
Catlinn8. 
Cathin 200. 
Catline 
Catton 160. 
Cattron 214, 295. 296. 
Carver 166. 
Cethcart 214, 3 00 - 
Chamberlin 132, 158, 255 
Chapin 58, 94. I0 9> l8 °- 
Chappell 182, 280. 
Chase 172, 193. J 9 6 . 2 73 

289, 290. 
Chichester 47. 
Child 278. 
Childs 95, 252, 309. 
Chittenden 107. 
Chumard 248. 
Churchill 155. I7 6 » 2 54>274> 

275- 
Claflin 109, 182, 183. 

Clapp 102, 103. 

Clark 30, 48, 52, 56, 87, 9°> 

96, 101, no, 114. i: 7. 

140, 146, 153. x 54. 159. 

164, 165, 168, 205, 210, 

244, 250, 259, 265, 294. 



Clarke 60, 101, 174- 
Clary 95. 
Clay 62, 108. 
Cleveland. 
Clifford 252. 
Clift 42, 48. 
Clithero 285. 
Cobb 100. 
Coe 117, J 9 8 - 
Cognellette 107. 
Cogsdit 47- 
Colburn 277. 
Colby 33» 58. 

Cole 40.77. I2 9» 186,210. 
Coleman 116, 124. 
Coldrin 219. 
Collins 167, 264. 
Collinson 211, 294. 
Condrey 298. 
Conkelyn 245, 248. 
Conklin 185, 282. 
Connor 242, 306. 
Converse 85, 134. 135.230. 
Cook 41, 86. 
Cooke 142, 143- 
Coogan 246. 
Coon 214, 297. 
Cooper 103, 139. l8 5- 
Copeland 230, 303. 
Corbin 46. 
Corey 

Corning 58, 97- 
I Corrigan 141. 2 34- 
Corwin 251. 
Covey 82. 
Cowels 298. 
Cowles 81, 119. 
Cox 32, 54. 133.228. 
Crafts 147. 240- 
Crager 141. 
Crandall 328. 



345 



23 



Index — Names Otker TLan Starkweatk 



Crandell no, 186. 

Crary 41, 45. 

Crawford 167, 264. 

Crittenden 128, 214, 215. 

Crosby 10 1, 102,176, 290. 

Crosier 147, 239. 

Crosman 98, 166, 169. 

Cross 102. 

Crouch 89. 

Crow 133, 284. 

Crowson 299. 

Cudworth 322. 

Cummings 236, 305. 

Cunningham 105. 

Curtis 257, 328. 

Cushing 183. 

Dahuken 299. 

Damer. 

Damon 102. 

Dana 145. 

Daniels 101, 173, 175. 

Danner 65. 

Darby 70. 

Dare 200. 

Davenport 186. 

Davis 89, 121, 142, 299. 

Dawson, 104. 

Decker 251. 

Dekay 221. 

Delano 120, 206. 

Dellanyean 139. 

Denel 112, 191, 192. 

Denison 41. 

Densmore 137. 

Descomb 330. 

Dewitt 132. 

Devereux no, 188, 189. 

Dexter 168. 

Dickinson. 

Dikeman 89. 

Dillaby 146, 287. 



er 



Dinkel 133. 

Ditmus 191. 

Doane 181. 

Dodge 172, 272, 273. 

Donnaly 92, 154. 

Donat 242, 305. 

Dorland 121. 

Doten 270, 315. 

Douglas 86. 

Douglass 92, 154, 184, 245. 

Downer 185, 281. 

Dows 95. 

Drake no, 118, 184, 201, 

292. 
Draper 132. 
Ducket 157. 
Dudzinski 196, 290. 
Dunbar 81. 
Dunbate 217. 
Dunham 218. 
Dunton 257. 
Durfee 120, 193, 204, 205, 

206, 288. 
Dyer. 
Eager 60, 96, 99, 165, 172, 

173, 224, 270, 316. 
Eames 53, 82. 
Eaton 63, 84, 125. 
Earl 83, 123. 
Eastman 163, 263. 
Edgerton 120, 207, 328. 
Edwards 88, 100, 148, 172, 

173, 229, 243, 252, 271, 

303, 317. 
Egglestone 192. 
Eldridge 98, 167, 170. 
Elderkin 129, 216. 
Eliot 190, 285. 
Elithrope 24, 34. 
Ellis 127. 
Ellsworth 332. 



346 



Index — Names Otner Tnan Starkweather 



Elmore 201, 292. 

Elwood 122, 333, 334. 

Engle 282. 

Erk 187. 

Evans 86, 89, 139. 

Eveleth 33, 58, 59. 

Everett 70, 71, 102. 

Faced 312. 

Fairchild 95. 

Fairfax 70. 

Fancher 158, 255,256. 

Famran 219. 

Farnham 52. 

Farnkaran 212, 295. 

Fenner 24, 30, 31. 

Ferber 248. 

Ferret 84, 125. 

Ferry 114. 

Ficed 264. 

Filkins 2 10. 

Finch 124, 211, 246. 

Finders 125. 

Findly 296. 

Fisher 169, 216, 267. 

Fitch 87, 121, 146. 

Fitzhugh 287. 

Fitzgerald 147, 238, 239, 

326. 
Flanders 212. 
Flint 113, 193. 
Flynt 80, 118. 
Foabes 85, 92, 126, 127, 

147. 
Fonda 219, 220. 
Ford 88, 101, 128, 214. 
Fordham 141, 235. 
Forrester 245. 
Fowler 147, 240, 264, 312. 
Forwood 163, 260. 
Foster 47, 119, 123. 
Fox 131, 226, 251. 



Franklin 76, 234. 

Freeman 46,47, 57, 79, 91, 
113, 128, 154, 193, 209, 
212, 213, 253, 288, 293. 

Freligh 152. 

French 157, 162. 

Frink 30, 49, 51. 

Fritts 225. 

Frisbie 158, 258. 

Frisk 192. 

Fuller 77, 103, in, 1 16, 
117, 144, 224, 279, 319, 

334. 
Fullum 130, 220. 
Fulton 173. 
Gager 223, 224. 
Gale 164. 
Gallup 77, 78, 95, 112, 113, 

150, 196. 
Gallagher 94. 
Galusha 30, 45, 51. 
Gam well 202. 
Gano 179. 
Gardner 102, 135, 169,232, 

267. 
Garlick 75. 
Garner 133. 
Garrett 47, 49. 
Garry branch 223. 
Gates 40, 48, 57, 76, 77, 93. 
Ganbert 277. 
Gay 270, 315. 
Gaylord 113, 194. 
Geer 30, 45, 52, 92, 159. 
Gerrish 171. 
Gibbings 52, 81. 
Gibbs 69. 
Giddings 290. 
Gilbert 72, 102, 117. 
Gillette 90, 146. 
Gillman 137. 



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Gilpin 274, 318. 

Gladys 

Goldsborough 154, 252. 

Godfrey 154, 251. 

Goodale 164, 165. 

Goodrich in. 

Goodridge 101, 176. 

Goodsell 166. 

Goodwin 93, 101, 161, 178, 

200, 201, 328. 
Gordon 131, 225, 266, 313. 
Gorton 182. 
Gowdy 117. 
Graham 166, 204. 
Gramer, 246, 247. 
Granger 160. 
Grant 97, 117. 
Gravatt 215. 

Graves, 95, 103, 251, 257. 
Green 101, 113, 167, 176, 

196, 21 1, 263. 
Greene 184, 281. 
Greenshield 258. 
Grenel 132. 
Gridley 176, 273. 
Griener 250. 
Griffin 105, 282, 320. 
Griffith 203, 293. 
Griswold 119. 
Grow 193, 289. 
Gurley 98. 
Hackett 322. 
Haden 176, 274. 
Hadly 140, 233. 
Hagan 218. 
Hakes 87, 215. 
Hall 65, 101, 113, 176, 196, 

260, 277, 278. 
Hallett 135, 224, 229. 
Hain 243, 307. 
Haines. 



Hale 67, 75, 116. 

Halsted 91. 

Hamilton 76. 

Hamlin 40, 76, 148,241. 

Hamlinton 161. 

Hammond 223. 

Hanbel 272, 317. 

Hancox 106. 

Hardman 86, 141. 

Harpool 233. 

Harrington 265. 

Harris 48, 89, 193, 287, 321. 

Harter 192, 287. 

Hartshorne 49. 

Harvey 324. 

Haskell 167, 264. 

Haskill 183. 

Hatch 56, 58, 94, 170, 274. 

Hathaway 262, 311. 

Hayes 52, 80, 116, 117. 

Hays 135. 

Haywood 136, 232. 

Hazard 257. 

Hazen 79, 114, 115. 

Headley 154, 252. 

Hegeman 74. 

Hearrey 95. 

Heath 118. 

Height 130, 222. 

Helisee 227. 

Helmer 198, 287. 

Henry 156. 

Hensien 322. 

Henshaw 101, 175, 176. 

Herrick 24, 31, 32, 53, 79, 

92, 99, 101, 159, 175,190, 

i97» 285. 
Herskell 159. 
Hess 185, 281. 
Hewett 151. 



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Hicks 115, 120, 124, 203, 

204. 
Hicklen 131, 225. 
Higgins 244, 308. 
Hill 46, 80, 117, 168. 
Hillman 103. 
Hines 270, 314. 
Hinesdale 277. 
Histed 246. 

Hitchcocki 8 1,2 10,280,294. 
Hixon 169, 267. 
Hodge 277. 
Hoffman 89, 144, 193, 236, 

287. 
Holden 82. 
Holman 152. 
Holmon, 168. 
Holmes 112, 191. 
Holt 105, 113, 129, 193, 

264, 312. 
Holton 177, 275. 
Hollenbeck 329. 
Hollister 292. 
Honk 233. 

Hopkins 103, 109, 184, 330. 
Hopp 257. 
Horswell 181, 279. 
Horton 188, 283. 
Hosmer 128, 135,213,231. 
Hough 92, 155, 156. 
Houghton 154, 254. 
House 287, 321. 
Howard 137, 152, 182,219, 

324. 
Howe 122. 
Howell 295. 
Hoyle 297, 298. 
Hoyt 117, 198. 
Hubbard 101, 113, 153,176, 

191, 194, 244, 245, 246, 

247. 



Hubbell 90. 

Hudson 128, 158, 212, 256. 

Huey 323. 

Hulbert 151, 152. 

Hulett 325. 

Hull 94, 117, 199. 

Hummell 298. 

Humphrey 183. 

Hunkle 234. 

Hunt 113, 127, 128, 196. 

Huntington 98, 170, 171, 

172, 173, 177, 224, 225, 

270, 276. 
Hurlbert 136. 
Hurlburt85. 
Hutchins 30, 51, 52. 
Hutchinson 274, 319. 
Ingalls 155, 156, 266, 313. 
Irwin 296. 
Isham 115. 
Jacobs 129, 216. 
Janeway 146. 
Jarvis 275. 

Jenkins 137, 250, 251. 
Jenks 104. 
Jennison 60, 99. 
Jerome 63. 
Jewett 262, 311. 
John 243, 307. 
Johnson 107,216, 154,155, 

177, 211, 254, 275, 294. 
Johnston 66. 
Jones 130, 147, 168, 183, 

218, 219, 220, 221, 239, 

240, 243, 266, 307. 
Judd 109, 181. 
Judkins 144, 145. 
Kakes 79. 
Kelly 109, 152. 
Kent 279, 319. 



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Index — Names Other Than Starkweather 



Kenyon 75, 189, 225. 
Kern 186. 
Kerr 142, 235. 
Kibbe 269. 
Kibby 80, 118. 
Kilgose 268, 314. 
Kimball 46, 49, 77, 110,153. 
Kimble 85, 92. 
King 98, 168, 169. 
Kingsbury 168, 176, 230, 

304- 
Kingsley 58, 95, 100, 171. 
Kinne 32, 41, 42, 54, 57, 

59, 78, 90, 113. 
Kinney 48, 132. 
Kinsman 169, 268. 
Kirby 34, 62, 63, 68, 69, 

7o, 71, 72, 73. 74. 75. 76, 

332. 
Kirkpatrick 325. 
Kling 273, 318. 
Knoblock 187. 
Knowlton 174. 
Knox 191,272, 317, 318. 
Koehler 257. 
Kyle 106. 
Lacen 133. 
Ladd 146. 

LaFountain 112, 192. 
Lancaster 137. 
Landon 76, 135. 
Langworthy 122. 
Lansing 296. 
Lapham 47. 
Larned 68. 

Lathrop 185, 223, 281, 282. 
Lawrence 33, 60, 249. 
Laws 253. 
Lawton 166. 
Lawyer 46. 
Leachlost 233. 



Lee 63, 65, 148, 241, 277. 

Leete 156. 

LeFeore 185. 

Leffingwell 327. 

LeForge 166. 

Leland 141. 

Lemmon 123. 

Lentz 92, 154. 

Leonard 42, 47, 56, 57, 75, 
76, 84, 85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 
92, 93, 99, 126, 147, 171, 
191, 220, 301, 302. 

Lerch 187. 

Leslie 92, 157. 

Lester 23, 24, 30, 48, 50, 

54. 79. IJ 3- 
LeSure. 

Lewis 157, 193, 287, 298. 
Libby 164. 
Lila. 

Lindsey 88, 90. 
Lickly 139. 
Lightbody 285. 
Little 267, 314. 
Littlefield 105. 
Livingston 184, 217. 
Lloyd 181, 279. 
Lobban 69. 
Locke 101, 178, 179. 
Longley 261, 310. 
Longworth 56, 83. 
Loomis 113, 163, 194, 196, 

262, 290, 291. 
Lord 79, 89, 1 14. 
Lowry 133. 
Lyman 161. 
Lyon 180, 277, 278. 
Macomber 96, 165. 
MacKerlie 277. 
Maher 256, 310. 
Maken 163. 



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er 



Maker 96. 
Manchester 298. 
Mandeville 150. 
Mallory no, 185, 186. 
Manning 227, 302, 332. 
Mancusson 292. 
Marble 108. 
Martain 130, 154, 250. 
Martin 121, 208, 221. 
Marsh 99, 101, 167, 171, 

176, 264. 
Marshall 89. 
Marvin 62. 
Mason 270, 315, 316. 
Masters 94. 
Mathews 202. 
Mathewson 278. 
Maxwell 288. 
Mayberry 180, 278. 
McAdams 212. 
McClure 161, 162. 
McCornac 141, 235. 
McCoy 190. 
McCullock 197, 198. 
McCulloun 162. 
McDonald 245, 246. 
McDougal 245. 
McFail 331. 
McGill 253. 
McGrath 116. 
Mclntire 180, 278. 
McKay 258. 
McKeeby 85, 129. 
McKnight 88. 
McKusick 266, 313. 
McLaren 71. 
McLaughlin 76. 
McMaster 107. 
McMullen 245, 248. 
McNichols 245. 
McPherson 92, 157. 



McRoy 155. 

Meach 86, 144, 333. 

Mears 164. 

Meech 45, 120, 149, 333. 

Meecham 88. 

Meeker 177, 275. 

Medberry 228, 303. 

Meinken 299. 

Merrick 96, 163, 164, 165, 

260. 
Merville 287, 321. 
Messingham 254. 
Messner 253. 
Metzger 307. 
Millen 246. 
Miller 104, 117, 156, 181, 

197, 202, 204, 280. 
Minard 105. 
Miner 137, 168, 265. 
Mitchell 245. 
Mixer 177, 275. 
Moffatt no, 188. 
Moody 214, 255, 297, 309, 

310. 
Moon 203. 
Moore no, 188, 197, 219, 

322. 
Morehouse 207. 
Moredock 56, 94. 
Morgan 92, 121, 135, 149, 

150, 151, 218, 230, 270, 

316. 
Morse 48, 49, 200. 
Morton 52, 80. 
Mosher 136, 232. 
Moss 149. 
Mowry 98, 170. 
Mudgett, 83, 84, 125, 126. 
Mulligan 157. 
Murdock 58, 94, 155. 
Murray 117, 182, 199. 



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Index — Names Other Than Starkweather 



Multec 251. 

Myers 273, 318. 

Nash 177, 276. 

Nasson. 

Neff 1 14. 

Neeves 232. 

Nelson 135, 231. 

Nerquhert 139. 

Newberry 119, 327. 

Newton 105. 

Nichols 93, 161, 162, 186, 

195, 227, 272, 289, 290, 

302. 
Nims 100. 
Noyes 131. 
Nortan 243, 306. 
Norman 42, 225. 
North 117, 118, 199, 202. 
Northrope 130, 220. 
Nowell 163, 262. 
Noyes 228. 
Oaks 218. 
O'Connor 72. 
Oderkirk 206. 
Officer 156. 
O'Hare 211. 
Ol in 49. 

Olmsted 218, 231, 304. 
Organ 296. 
Osborn 326. 
Otis 270, 316. 
Overshire 322. 
Pack 59. 
Packer 59. 
Page 86, 139. 
Pagot 156. 
Paige 217. 

Palmer 46, 47, 49, 70, 149, 

150. 
Parish no. 



Park 34, 51, 79, 126, 127, 

147, 185, 283. 
Parker 125, 190, 211, 212, 

285. 
Parkhurst 158, 255. 
Parks 85. 
Parmalee 116. 
Parsons 100, 120, 135, 172, 

182, 196, 202, 231, 280, 

291. 
Partridge 88. 
Pascoe 154, 250. 
Patterson 153, 162, 185, 

247, 248, 249, 250, 282, 

298. 
Peabody 87. 
Peak 153, 247. 
Pearcy 233, 234. 
Pease 292. 
Peckam 160. 
Peckham 225. 
Pendleton 131, 149, 222, 

223, 224, 225. 
Perry 159, 223, 224. 
Peters 128, 212, 322, 323. 
Petterson 154, 254. 
Phelp 74. 
Phelps 163, 260, 285, 326, 

327- 
Phippeney 118, 199, 200. 
Pickett 306. 
Pickworth 192. 
Pierce 168, 169, 206, 265, 

266, 274, 288. 
Pillsbery 137. 
Pinkney 129,217, 218. 
Pitkins 198. 
Place 244, 308. 
Piatt 195. 
Plumer 24, 34, 40 
Polar 207, 208. 



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Pollard 212, 295. 
Pomeroy 116, 129, 217. 
Poole 144, 145. 
Porter 80, 85, 131, 132,133. 

134,152,230,255,303,300- 
Post 112, 192. 
Postlewait 253. 
Potter 269. 
Powers 284. 
Pratt 86, 103, 203, 207, 

220, 289, 292, 301. 
Prentice 41, 42, 43. 44. 9 2 , 

151, 156, 157. 
Preston 77, 112. 
Price 73, 229, 302. 
Prindle 322, 323. 
Pringle 172. 
Pulling 168. 
Putman 109. 
Putnam 72, 73. 
Putney 100. 
Purple 33, 54- 
Queal 190, 286. 
Quear 326. 
Raistrick 211, 294. 
Raney 323. 
Ransom 123. 
Rasback 287. 
Ratcliffe 243, 307. 
Rathburn 105. 

Ray 135- 
Reece 130, 220. 
Reckard 180. 
Redford 295. 
Redfurn 154, 252. 
Reed 172, 182, 271. 
Reeder 323. 
Reeney 334. 
Rees 68. 
Reid 86, 141I 
Remmey 283, 320. 
Rex 76, 1 10. 
Rhinesmith 324. 



Rhoades 33. 

Rhodes 192. 

Rice 203, 264 

Richards 102. 

Richardson 141, 142. 

Riddell 265, 313. 

Riddle 159. 

Ripple 216. 

Risley 226. 

Rivenburg 225, 244, 308. 

Roberts 11, 12, 16, 81,13:, 

221,274, 319. 
Robertson 72. 
Robbins 227. 

Robinson no, 116, 146, 
184, 253. 

Rockwell 120, 221. 

Rogers 200. 

Root 130, 218. 

Rose 81, 115. 

Rosenkrans 250, 309. 

Ross 150. 

Roth 50. 

Roude 

Rourke 326. 

Rouse 201. 

Row 83, 124. 

Rowland 71. 

Rowson 

Royce 198. 

Rude 30, 48, 151. 

Rurie 333. 

Rush 137, 139. 

Russell 73, 74, 135,160,169, 
231, 266. 

Rutan 304. 

Ryan 157. 

Sage 323. 

Sampson 2 18. 

Sanborn 183, 

Sanders 190, 284. 

Sanderson 137, 234. 

Sandford 96. 



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Sanford 165, 166. 

Sanger 214, 279, 280. 

Satterlee 322. 

Saunders 326. 

Savage 187. 

Sawyer 297. 

Sax "186. 

Schelle 295. 

Schlager 248. 

Schneider 277. 

Schofield 277. 

Scott 69, 136, 147, 232,240. 

Scovell 270, 317. 

Seager 236, 305. 

Seaman 255, 310. 

Searles 88. 

Selden 65. 

Sergant 214, 297. 

Setchell 131, 227. 

Severance 75. 

Sexton 329. 

Shaw 283. 

Sheffield 197. 

Sheibbeck 323. 

Sheldon 141, 235. 

Shelly 210. 

Shippe [84, 281. 

Shutts22i. 

Shutz 246, 247. 

Silleland 228. 

Simmons 190, 286. 

Sims 182, 280, 299. 

Simpson 247. 

Skelly 295. 

Skilling 324. 

Slingsby 227, 302. 

Sloan 56, 190, 286. 

Sloane 86. 

Smith 33, 45, 56, 57, 63, 64, 
65, 66, 67, 71, 75, 89,92, 
96, 104, 107, 121,127,138, 
151, 154, 155, 158, 163, 
192, 206, 208, 215, 218, 



227, 228, 250, 251, 252, 
255, 284, 289, 290, 309. 

Smyth 180, 277. 

Sneider 323. 

Snouse 296. 

Snow 220. 

Snyder 107, 284, 320. 

Solomon 104. 

Solon 211. 

Sorrs 190. 

Soule 332. 

Spafford 189. 

Spalding 78, 168, 228. 

Spangler 334. 

Spaulding 171, 269, 285. 

Spear 169, 268. 

Spencer 33, 54, 119, 158, 
190, 227, 249, 258, 284. 

Spicer, 85, 130. 

Springer 187. 

Springett 156. 

Spooner 147, 240. 

Stake 225. 

Standish 92, 151, 152, 153. 

Stannard 76. 

Stanton 23, 24, 41, 42, 45, 
46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 56, 
85, 88, 92, 153, 156, 213. 

Staples 271, 317. 

Stark 112. 

Starkey 174. 

Start 233. 

State 133. 

Stebbins 58, 94, 95. 

Steel 89. 

Stephens 247, 299. 

Stevens 85, 108, 131. 

Stewart 130, 208. 

Stiles 56. 

Stillman 108. 

Stimson 56, 84. 

St. John 191, 192. 

Stockwell 113, 193. 



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Stoddard 

Stone 218, 264. 

Story 1 12, 131, 222. 

Stout 49. 

Straiton 162. 

Streeter 195, 290. 

Strong 116, 285. 

Swain 86, 141. 

Swan 101, 175. 

Swart 189. 

Sweet 127, 186. 

Swift 169, 177, 269, 276. 

Swigart 133. 

Swingle 186, 248. 

Sykes 95. 

Sylvester 95. 

Taggart 155. 

Talbot 183. 

Talcott 188. 

Talhunt 106. 

Tanner 109, 183. 

Tarbol 49. 

Tarmer 188. 

Tarpenning 104. 

Tate 177, 276. 

Tayler 

Taylor 69, 105, 108, 123 

140, 157, 169, 210, 233, 

242, 267, 306. 
Tenney 103. 
Terrell 325. 
Terwilliger 309. 
Thayer 102, 142, 154, 235, 

250. 
Thomas 115, 190,284,285. 
Thompson 24, 41, 200, 2 14, 

220, 249, 252, 279, 300, 

302, 324. 
Thorington 158, 257, 258. 
Thorpe 309. 
Thurber 105. 
Thurston 83, 124, 156. 
Tibbs 260. 



Tilton 76. 

Tincker 

Tinsman 158, 255. 

Todd 72. 

Tolan 128. 

Torry 106. 

Towne 163, 262. 

Tracy 30, 46, 52, 57, 85, 

126, 145. 
Traverse 202. 
Traviss 85, 131. 
Tread way 112. 
Trimble 69. 
Tripp 190, 285. 
Trowbridge 117, 126, 198. 
Trumbull 33, 58. 
Tucker 322. 
Turnbaugh 228. 
Turner 298, 
Twitehell 114. 
Tyler 47, 118, 127, 201. 
Underwood 109, 180. 
Upham 145, 146. 
Utt 325. 
VanAlstine 205. 
Vanderhoff 177. 
VanFleet 273, 318. 
Vanguilder 330. 
Van Inwagen 221. 
VanVleet 215. 
Varney 1 10, 186, 187. 
Victor 298. 
Vives 154, 252. 
VonGallivitz 305. 
Vosburg 192, 287. 
Wade 272, 317. 
Wadsworth 278, 279, 319. 
Waigh 213. 
Wait 84, 126. 
Waite 1 13. 195. 
Waldo 112. 
Wales 193, 289. 
Walker 162, 216. 



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Waller 229, 303. 
Walters 250, 309. 
Walton 89. 
Ward 117, 164, 198. 
Warner 106, 107, 139. 
Warren 116, 123, 152,185, 

210. 
Washburn 300, 301. 
Waterman 131, 226. 
Watkinson 95. 
Watson 169, 268. 
Webb 273, 318. 
Webber 333. 
Webster 64, 65, 164, 214, 

300. 
Weeks 105. 
Welch 62, 272, 318. 
Weller 88. 

Wellman 168, 190, 265,284. 
Wells 148, 243. 
Wendell 147, 239, 307. 
West 49, 153, 154, 244, 

250, 251. 
Westfall 219. 
Weston 164. 
Wetmore 80, 117. 
Weygandt 103. 
Whallie 138. 
Whaples 117. 
Wheeler 41, 130, 146, 221, 

237. 299,328. 
Wheelock 330. 
Whipple 219, 226. 
White 81, 93, 119, 124,160, 

188, 283, 334. 
Whitmarsh 223, 224. 
Whitman 106, 182. 
Whitmore 209. 
Whitney 105, 167, 192,264. 
Whlery 132. 
Wickes 142, 235. 
Wightman, 193, 289. 
Wilcox 147, 241. 



Wilder 113, 195. 
Wilets 330. 
Wilkins 323, 324. 
Willes 150, 151. 
Willet 333. 
Willett 147. 
Willey 162, 215. 
Williams 69, 79, 81, 85, 

118, 119, 136, 137, 138, 

139, 245, 246, 296. 
Willis 124. 
Williston 260, 310. 
Wilson 138, 172, 173, 264. 
Wiltse 
Winch 89. 

Winchell 56, 90, 112, 192. 
Winslow 270, 314. 
Winters 187, 295, 296. 
Witter 33, 56. 
Wittpenn 295. 
Wolfe 305. 
Wood 53, 82, in, 172,209, 

210, 236, 270, 272, 305. 
Woodbury 172, 272. 
Woodbridge 86, 119, 144, 

145, 146. 
Woodward 48. 
Woolfe 172, 271. 
Workman 131, 132. 
Wright 142, 236, 270, 285, 

315. 
Wurdemann 230, 303, 304. 
Wyalt 70. 
Wylie 1 14. 
Wyman 169, 268. 
Yale 76. 

Yeager 298, 309. 
Yeomans 47, 223. 
Yerrington 327. 
Yew 122. 
Yocum 127. 
Young 128, 213. 
Zimmerman 72. 



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