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Charles Claiborne STARNES

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  • Name Charles Claiborne STARNES 
    Born 22 Jun 1810  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Claiborne Charles "C. C." STARNES 
    Died 1900  Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) The compiler knows of no direct evidence that Charles Claiborne STARNES was a son of Peter STARNES, Sr. However, the compiler's working hypothesis is that Charles Claiborne STARNES was a son of Peter STARNES, Sr. See also Note (10), below. It is not clear whether Claiborne was C. C.'s first name or his middle name. Since C. C. is listed as Charles STARNES in the 1870 census of the 7th District of Coffee County, TN, and since other members of C. C.'s family went by their middle names, the compiler has chosen to list C. C. as Charles Claiborne STARNES.

      (2) Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Chicago, IL: F. A. Battey & Co., 1889, p. 786:

      Clayborn C. [STARNES] was born June 22, 1810, in Tennessee, where he has resided all his life, now living near Hillsboro, and following farming. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and a man beloved by all who know him. He was well off when the [Civil] war broke out, but suffered heavy losses during those troublous times. He served a short time in the Confederate army. His wife, Elizabeth Douglas, was born in Tennessee and died there, the mother of eleven children.

      (3) A household headed by Claburn STARNES is listed in the 1840 census of Coffee County, TN. [The compiler believes that Claburn was Charles Claiborne STARNES.]

      Listed in Claburn's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that Claburn is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born sometime between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Claburn's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age in 1840, she would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census. According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 694, this person was Elizabeth STARNES.

      The free white female who is listed in the 1840 census as then being between 15 and 20 years of age might have then been too old to have been a daughter of Claburn and/or his wife. According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 694, this female was Martha Ann STARNES.

      Assuming that the other persons in Claburn's household are children of Claburn and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census) and 2 daughters (which daughters would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census).

      According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 694, the son who was born between 1835 and 1840 was James STARNES.

      According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 694, the son who was born between 1830 and 1825 was Thomas STARNES.

      According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 694, the 2 daughters who were born between 1835 and 1840 were Edith and Mary STARNES.

      (4) A household headed by C. C. STARNES is listed in the 1850 census of the First District of Coffee County, TN. According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 694, this person was Claborn C. STARNES. [The compiler believes that C. C. was Charles Claiborne STARNES.]

      C. C. is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 39 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1811. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with C. C. is his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1814. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his son, Thomas, a farmer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his daughter, Edith, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his daughter, Mary, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1838. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his son, James, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1840. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his daughter, Susan, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1844. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his daughter, Sarah, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his son, Claborn, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1848. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN. [The compiler believes that Claborn was Claiborne Jefferson STARNES.]

      Also listed with C. C. is Martha Ann STARNES, who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1826. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN. [The compiler believes that Martha Ann may have then been too old to have been C. C.'s daughter; and this belief is strengthened by the fact that Martha Ann is listed out of the regular age order of C. C.'s children in the 1850 census.]

      (5) A household headed by C. C. STARNES is listed in the 1860 census of Cannon County, TN, next to a household headed by his son-in-law, W. R. WHITTEMORE. [The compiler believes that C. C. STARNES, whose surname is listed as STARNER in the index to the 1860 census, was Charles Claiborne STARNES.]

      C. C. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1811. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with C. C. is his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1820. According to the 1860 census, she was born in VA.

      Also listed with C. C. is his daughter, Susan, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1844. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his daughter, Sarah, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his son, Jefferson, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1848. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN. [The compiler believes that Jefferson was Claiborne Jefferson STARNES.]

      Also listed with C. C. is his son, William, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1850. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with C. C. is his son, John, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TN.

      [Note by compiler: C. C.'s children, Thomas, Edith, Mary and James, as well as Martha Ann STARNES, all of whom are listed in C. C.'s household in the 1850 census, are not listed in C. C.'s household in the 1860 census.]

      (6) A household headed by Charles STARNES is listed in the 1870 census of the 7th District of Coffee County, TN, next to a household headed by his daughter, Margaret WHITEMORE. [The compiler believes that Charles was Charles Claiborne STARNES.]

      Charles is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with Charles is his wife, Elisabeth, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1820. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Charles is his son, Jeferson, who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1850. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN. [The compiler believes that Jeferson was Claiborne Jefferson STARNES.]

      Also listed with Charles is his son, William, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with Charles is his son, John, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      (7) A household headed by Claiborne STARNS is listed in the 1880 census of Hillsboro, 7th District, Coffee County, TN. [The compiler believes that Claiborne was Charles Claiborne STARNES.]

      Claiborne is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 69 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1811. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN. The places of birth of his parents are not listed in the 1880 census.

      Listed with Claiborne is his wife, Mary, who was then 44 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1856. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and her mother was also born in TN. The place of birth of her father is not listed in the 1880 census.

      Also listed with Claiborne is his grandson, Newton Whittamore, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were also born in TN.

      Also listed with Claiborne is his granddaughter, Mary B. Whittamore, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1867. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were also born in TN.

      (8) C. C. STARNES is listed in an 1891 list of male voters in the 7th District, Coffee County, TN.

      (9) Clabourn STEARNS is listed in the household of his son, William STEARNS, in the 1900 census of Precinct 2, Kaufman County, TX. [The compiler believes that Clabourn, whose first name is listed as Claleourn in the index to the 1900 census, was Charles Claiborne STARNES.]

      Clabourn is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in June 1810 and was then 89 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in SC. The places of birth of his parents are listed in the 1900 census as being unknown. According to the 1900 census, he was then a widower.

      (10) www.findagrave.com:

      Charles "C." Claiborne "C." Starnes
      Birth: Jun. 22, 1810, Tennessee, USA
      Death: 1900, Kaufman County, Texas, USA

      Charles Claiborne (called C. C.) Starnes is the son of Peter Starnes Sr. & Barbara Jane _____. He lived in Coffee County, Tennessee, but I do not know if he was born there.

      He is the grandfather of Mary Belle Cavis who is also buried here. (She has stone that gives her last name as Covis.)

      I would like an update for his full death date as all I have is the year.

      C. C. was well off before serving a short time in the Civil War. He suffered heavy losses during those times. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

      Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney, Kaufman County, Texas, USA

      Created by: Cindy Elschide
      Record added: Sep 08, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 41715177
    Person ID I114  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 

    Father Peter STARNES, Sr.,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Abt 1830, Scott County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Barbara Jane (STARNES),   b. Between 1775 and 1794 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth DOUGLAS,   b. Abt 1814, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Claiborne Jefferson STARNES,   b. 17 Apr 1851, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1931, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah STARNES,   b. Abt 1846, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1879  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     3. John J. STARNES,   b. Abt 1854, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. William J. STARNES,   b. 23 May 1853, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1924, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     5. James H. STARNES,   b. 6 Apr 1844, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1887, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     6. Edith Margaret STARNES,   b. Abt 1837, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Thomas STARNES,   b. Abt 1835, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Susan STARNES,   b. Abt 1844, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Mary STARNES,   b. Abt 1838, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 17:08:00 
    Family ID F766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary (STARNES),   b. 1849, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 17:08:00 
    Family ID F1905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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