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James Henry STARNES, Jr.

Male 1871 - 1936  (65 years)


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  • Name James Henry STARNES 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 9 Apr 1871  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 May 1936  Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Birchwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Birchwood, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) James H. STARNES is listed in a household headed by his father, Henry STARNS, in the 1880 census of the 1st Civil District of Meigs County, TN. [The compiler believes that Henry STARNS was James Henry STARNES, Sr.]

      According to the 1880 census, James H. was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1871. [The compiler believes that James H. was James Henry STARNES, Jr.] According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN.

      (2) Excerpts from James County - A Lost County of Tennessee:

      Some people tried their hand at the mercantile trade; a few stores carried only groceries, but general stores were more common. Most of the storekeepers extended credit to their customers and also dealt in barter as a form of trade. A list of merchants compiled by Henry Starnes, Jr., dating from 1861 to 1921, gave the first storekeeper as Robert A. Dixon in 1861, followed by D. G. Samples, Wm. L. Hutcheson, J. J. Browder, Henry Starnes, J. H. Coker, H. D. Martin, G. W. Campbell, John Clingan, Judge Jethro Munger, W. Alex McCallie, Wrinkle and Kerr, W. R. Haney, Frank McDonald, M. M. Ziegler, Sam and Charlie Leonard, S. J. Conner and Bangor McClanahnn, and Zeigler, White and Weire, who were in business before 1900. During the early 1900's other stores or merchants were: Starnes Bros.; C. A. Lane; J. H. Starnes and Co.; Roark; Gross Co.; DeFriese Bros. and Weire; DeFriese Bros. and Taliaferro; DeFriese Bros.; C. E. Downy; H. E. White and Co.; and McCallie, Bischoff and Bare.

      EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY OF W. A. McCALLIE
      January 1, 1887 to June 30, 1887

      McCallie was a merchant at Birchwood during this period. The excerpts are presented as written with known surnames in parenthesis.

      Fri. Feb. 23. . . Henry Starnes Jr. went to Cleveland have his eye examined by a Dr. . . .

      (3) A household headed by James H. STARNES is listed in the 1900 census of the 3rd Civil District of James [now Hamilton] County, TN. [The compiler believes that James H. STARNES was James Henry STARNES, Jr.]

      James H. is listed in the 1900 census as a peddler who was born in April 1872 and who was then 28 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN. Also, according to the 1900 census, he was single.

      Listed with James H. is his sister, Mattie, a teacher who was born in July 1869 and who was then 30 years of age. [The compiler believes that Mattie was Samantha STARNES.] According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN. Also, according to the 1900 census, she was single.

      Also listed with James H. is his brother, Colonel A., a salesman who was born in September 1874 and was then 25 years of age. [The compiler believes that Colonel A. was Colonel Andrew STARNES/STARNS.] According to the 1900 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN. Also, according to the 1900 census, he had been married 3 years.

      Also listed with James H. is his sister-in-law, Ida A. [Colonel A.'s wife], who was born in January 1880 and was then 20 years of age. [The compiler believes that Ida A. STARNES was Ida L. (GROSS) STARNS.] According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN. Also, according to the 1900 census, she had been married 3 years and had given birth to 1 child, who was then living.

      Also listed with James H. is his brother, Stanton, a farmer who was born in January 1879 and was then 21 years of age. [The compiler believes that Stanton was Stanton STARNES/STARNS.] According to the 1900 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were also born in TN. Also, according to the 1900 census, he was single.

      Also listed with James H. is his niece, Glennie [Colonel A's and Ida A.'s daughter], who was born in August 1899 and was then 6 months of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      (4) A household headed by James H. STARNES is listed in the 1910 census of the 3rd Civil District of James [now Hamilton] County, TN.

      James H. is listed in the 1910 census as a person with his "own income" who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1872. According to the 1910 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN. According to the 1910 census, he had then been married 8 years.

      Listed with James H. is his wife, Hattie, who was then 43 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1867. According to the 1910 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN. According to the 1910 census, she had then been married 8 years, and had theretofore given birth to two children, both of whom were then living.

      Also listed with James H. is his daughter, Ruby N., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1903. According to the 1910 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with James H. is his daughter, Ogla H., who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1907. According to the 1910 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      (5) A household headed by Henry STARNES is listed in the 1920 census of the District 4 of Hamilton County, TN. [Henry is listed in the index to the 1920 census as Henry STARNER.]

      Henry is listed in the 1920 census as dry goods merchant who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1872. According to the 1920 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN.

      Listed with Henry is his wife, Hattie, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1870. According to the 1920 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Henry is his daughter, Ruby, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1903. According to the 1920 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Henry is his daughter, Ogla, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1907. According to the 1920 census, he was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      (6) A household headed by James H. STARNES is listed in the 1930 census of Ward 12, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN.

      James H. is listed in the 1930 census as a merchant who was then 59 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1871. According to the 1930 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN. According to the 1930 census, he was 31 years of age at the time of his first marriage.

      Listed with James H. is his wife, Hattie, who was then 62 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1868. According to the 1930 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN. According to the 1930 census, she was 35 years of age at the time of her first marriage.

      Also listed with Henry is his daughter, Ruby N., a hosiery inspector who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1903. According to the 1930 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Henry is his daughter, Ogla H., a hosiery inspector who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1906. According to the 1930 census, he was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      (7) Obituary from Chattanooga Times, May 21, 1936, p. 7:

      STARNES - James H., aged 65, passed away Wendesday night at his home, 3529 Dodson avenue. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hattie Starnes; two daughters, Mrs. B. B. Thomas and Miss Ruby Starnes, and two brothers, Stanton Starnes, of Altus, Okla., and C. A. Starnes, of Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the Taylor Street Baptist church, Rev. J. N. Bull officiating. Another service will be held from the Birchwood Baptist church at 12:30 p.m. Interment in the Birchwood cemetery. Coulter's in charge.

      (8) Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011:

      Name: James H Starnes
      Birth Date: 9 Apr 1871
      Birth Place: Tennessee
      Age: 65
      Death Date: 20 May 1936
      Death Place: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
      Burial Date: 22 May 1936
      Cemetery Name: Birchwood Cem
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Street address: 3529 Dodson Ave
      Residence Place: Chatta[nooga], Tennessee
      Occupation: Merchant Gen Mdse
      Father's Name: Henry Starnes
      Mother's name: Nettie Johns
      Spouse's Name: Hattie Gross
      FHL Film Number: 1876839

      (9) www.findagrave.com:

      James "Henry" Starnes
      Birth: 9 Apr 1871, Tennessee, USA
      Death: 20 May 1936 (aged 65), Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
      Burial: Birchwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Birchwood, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
      Family Members: Spouse: Harriet Narcissus Gross Starnes (1867-1946)

      Created by: Barb (Key) Deacon
      Added: 15 Jan 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial 64242124
    Person ID I2769  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father James Henry STARNES, Sr.,   b. Abt 1840, Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1887, Birchwood, James [now Hamilton] County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Narcissus JOHNS,   b. Abt 1840, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1887  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Jan 1861  Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) http://www.tngenweb.org/meigs/memar_s.htm:

      Meigs County Marriages 1850-1900

      STARNS, Henry
      JOHNS, Narcissa
      11 Jan 1861

      (2) Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III :

      JOHNS Marriages
      Rhea and Meigs Counties, Tennessee
      (First Records to 1998)

      Groom First: Henry
      Groom Last: STARNES
      Groom Age:
      Bride First: Nances
      Bride Last: JOHNS
      Bride Age:
      State: TN
      County: Meigs
      Year: 1861
      Month /Day: January 13
      Source: Vol 3 (1857-1882), p. 41
    Family ID F750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Narcissus GROSS,   b. 11 Apr 1867, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1946, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ogla H. STARNES,   b. Abt 1907  [natural]
     2. Ruby N. STARNES,   b. Abt 1903  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F1908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    James Henry STARNES, Jr.
    James Henry STARNES, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Meigs County Marriages, 1850-1900 : STARNS, Henry JOHNS, Narcissa 11 Jan 1861.