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Henry STARNES

Male Abt 1786 - Aft 1831  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Henry STARNES 
    Born Abt 1786 
    Gender Male 
    Name Henry STARNS 
    Reference Number M4HG-7SH 
    Died Aft 1831 
    Notes 
    • (1) 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. 225, Peter STARNES, Sr. had at least five sons, Henry, Jacob, Frederick, Joseph and Peter, Jr. All of those five sons are listed as heads of households in the 1820 census of Scott County, VA. It appears from the listing of the household of Peter STARNES, Sr. in the 1820 census that he may have had as many as two additional sons, both of whom would have been born between 1810 and 1820. One of these two additional sons might have been Charles Claiborne STARNES, who was born on June 22, 1810, and who later lived near Peter STARNES, Jr. in Coffee [formerly Bedford] County, TN.]

      (2) The Starnes Family Four Generation Project <http://web.archive.org/web/20020113194423/http://www.trellis.net:80/steel/sta/unplaced.htm>:

      Unplaced Members of the Frederick Starnes I Family: . . .

      Henry Starnes. Henry Starnes is shown in the 1813 Personal Property Tax List for Russell County, Virginia, and the 1819 tax list for Washington County, Tennessee. [Note by compiler: The compiler has placed Henry Starnes as a son of Peter Starnes (ca. 1755-ca. 1830), a grandson of Thomas Starnes (ca. 1734-1818) and a great-grandson of Frederick Starnes I (ca. 1700-ca.1774).]

      (3) Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, pp. 187-205:

      CHAPTER X - VIRGINIA: EXODUS AND RETURN

      [Note by compiler: The authors mention in this chapter Peter Starnes/Starns and his son, Henry Starnes/Starns. Peter Starnes appears in the estate sale records of Mecklenburg County, NC from 1774 to 1778. He appears in the records of Washington County, VA from 1782 to 1785. He then appears in the records of Russell County, VA from 1800 to 1814.]

      Personal Property Tax Lists, Washington County, Virginia:

      1782: Peter Starns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 1
      No. of Cattle: 4

      1783: Peter Starns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2
      No. of Cattle: 4

      (No Starnes listed for the years 1784 to '85; however, there is only one (1) book for each year; books are missing.)

      1786: P. Starns

      (Tithes, number of horses and cattle are not listed for this year in this one book, but shows the Starns living here in that year.)

      * * *

      Peter Starnes moved to Greene County, Tennessee with or shortly after the time of his brother, John [about 1787 or 1788], leaving southwest Virginia.

      [Note by compiler: This information is placed here, out of the sequence in the book, in order to put this information in chronological order.]

      * * *

      In the year 1797 or early 1798 Peter, John, and George Starns left Greene County, Tennessee and moved their families back to "Old Dominion."

      * * *

      Personal Property Tax Lists, Russell County, Virginia:

      [Peter Starnes is not listed until the year 1800.]

      1800: Peter Starnes
      Tithes over 16 years: 1
      Horses: 1

      1801: Peter Starnes
      Tithes over 16 years: 1
      Horses: 1

      1802: Peter Starnes
      Tithes over 16 years: 1
      Horses: 1

      1803: Peter Starnes
      Tithes over 16 years: 1
      Horses: 2

      [Books for the years 1804 through 1810 are missing, with the exception of one year in which no Starnes is mentioned.]

      * * *

      Personal Property Tax Lists, Russell County, Virginia:

      1811: Peter Starnes
      Tithables over 16 years: 4
      Horses: 6

      1812: Peter Starnes
      Tithables over 16 years: 5
      Horses: 7

      1813: Henry Starnes
      Tithables over 16 years: 1
      Horses: 1

      1813: Peter Starnes
      Tithables over 16 years: 3
      Horses: 2

      1814 (only 1 book available): Peter Starnes
      Tithables over 16 years: 2
      Horses: 3

      In 1814 Scott County was formed from parts of Lee, Russell and Washington Counties and named in honor of General Winfield Scott, a native of Virginia, because of his successes in the War of 1812 which was still going on at the time.

      (4) Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, pp. 225-263:

      CHAPTER XII - SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

      [Note by compiler: The authors mention in this chapter Peter Starnes/Starns, and his son, Henry Starnes/Starns.]

      Records and Cemeteries

      From the Personal Property Tax Lists showing tithes, or males over sixteen years of age in the household, we see that Peter Starnes had five sons, Henry, Jacob, Frederick, Joseph and Peter Jr., when both the Russell and Scott County lists are studied together.

      Personal Property Tax Lists: Scott County, Virginia:

      1815: Henry Starns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 1
      No. of Cattle: 2

      1816: Henry Starns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2

      1817: Henry Stearns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2

      1818: Henry Stearns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2

      1819: Henry Stearns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 1

      [No listing for Henry for 1820]

      1821: Henry Starns
      Slaves: 2

      1822: Henry Starnes
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 0

      1823: Henry Starns
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2

      [Two listings for Henry for 1824:]

      1824: Henry Starnes
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2

      1824: Henry Starnes
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 1
      No. of Horses: 2

      1825: Henry Starnes
      No. of Tithes over 16 years: 2
      No. of Horses: 2

      [No listing for Henry for 1826]

      * * *

      Scott County Census, 1820:

      Henry [Starnes] (son of Peter Sr.)
      Age: 26-45
      Females: (1) under 10, (1) 16-26 (Caty)

      This is the earliest census record for south[w]est Virginia. All earlier records have been lost.

      * * *

      Land Taxes: Scott County, Virginia:

      1821: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 15
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek

      1822: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 15
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 8 Miles North

      1823: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 15
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 5 Miles North

      1824: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 15
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 5 Miles North

      1825: Same as for the year 1824 with the exception that Henry now has twenty-five acres on Obey's Creek instead of fifteen acres.

      1826: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 25
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 7 Miles North

      1827: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 25
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 7 Miles North

      1828: Same as for the year 1827

      [Two listings for Henry for 1829:]

      1829: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 25
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 7 Miles North

      1829: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 35½*
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 7 Miles North

      *Transferred from T. J. Childress

      1830: Henry Starnes
      No. of Acres: 25, 35¼
      Location of Land: Waters - Obey's Creek
      Distance from Court House: 7 Miles North

      [No listing for Henry after 1830.]

      * * *

      Peter Starnes, now quite old (in his seventies), after he sold thirty of his sixty-six acres to John [Starnes] in May, 1820, sold the remaining portion to John S. Martin for $143.21 on March 19, 1821. This transaction appears to be in settlement of a debt owed in the above amount (with interest and the expense of drawing up the identure) to the James H. Stuart Co. It also had provisions that if Peter could not pay the amount by April 21, 1821, then the Stuart Co., after ten days public notice, could sell to the highest bidder. Upon sale the conditions were that the Stuart Co. would receive payment of the debt plus interest and the expense of drawing up the identure. Also, the cost of sale and a 6% fee to the trustee would come out of any proceeds before Peter got a penny for his land.

      Indications are that this aged and illiterate man borrowed from or otherwise became indebted to the Stuart Co. and, as a result, lost his property and home place. Peter and Jane, therefore, had to live out the rest of their lives in the households of their sons. We do not know the date of Peter's death (ca. 1830) nor the place of burial in one of the Starnes cemeteries in the Clinch River, Copper Ridge area.

      On February 8, 1820 Henry Starnes, one of Peter's older sons, bought fifteen acres of land for $100 from George and Mary Kimbler on Obey's Creek, a tributary of Copper Creek, a mile or so east of his father's place.

      * * *

      Peter Starnes Line . . .

      Peter, ca. 1754-1830 and Barbara Jane Starns

      [Children:]

      [i] Henry, b. ca. 1786, m. "Caty"

      [ii] Jacob, b. ca. 1788

      [iii] Frederick (1790-1871) m. 1815 Elizabeth Snider (1795-1884)

      [iv] Joseph (1794-1857) m. Sallie Thornberry

      [v] Peter Jr., b. ca. 1797

      * * *

      (5) A household headed by Henry STARNS is listed in the 1820 census of Scott County, VA.

      Listed in Henry's household are 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; 1 free white female under 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age.

      Since only 1 male is listed in Henry's household in the 1820 census, Henry must be that male. He was born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Henry's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she was born between 1775 and 1794. 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. 229, this female was Henry's wife, Caty (STARNS).

      Assuming that the other person in Henry's household is a child of Henry and/or his wife, that child would have consisted of a daughter (which daughter would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (6) A household headed by Henry STARNS is listed in the 1830 census of Scott County, VA.

      Listed in Henry's household are 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female under 5 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age; and 1 free white female between 60 and 70 years of age.

      Assuming that Henry is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      The free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 60 and 70 years of age seems to have then been too old to have been Henry's wife. She might have been Henry's mother or mother-in-law.

      Assuming that Henry's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800.

      Assuming that the other persons in Henry's household are children of Henry and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 1 son (which son would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1830 census) and 3 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and 2 of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, according to the 1830 census).
    Person ID I2784  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Peter STARNES, Sr.,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Bef 1 Jun 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 Catherine LANE,   b. Between 1775 and 1794 
    Married 9 Nov 1816  Scott County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Kissiah STARNES,   b. Abt 1820, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Sarah STARNES,   b. Abt 1826, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Henry STARNES,   b. Abt 1830, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Francis STARNES,   b. Abt 1831  [natural]
     5. Nancy STARNES,   b. Abt 1829, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F1940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart