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Claiborne Jefferson STARNES

Male 1851 - 1931  (80 years)


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  • Name Claiborne Jefferson STARNES 
    Born 17 Apr 1851  Coffee County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 May 1931  Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Chicago, IL: F. A. Battey & Co., 1889, pp. 786-787:

      Clayborn J. Starnes was born in Coffee county, Tennessee, April 17, 1851. . . .

      Clayborn J. Starnes was reared in Coffee county, Tennessee, on the farm, and received a common-school education. In 1872 he moved to Dallas County, Texas, and in 1879 to Forney, Kaufman county. He is now the owner of a fine farm of over 500 acres of black land. Mr. Starnes came to Texas a poor young man with nothing but willing hands and a determination to succeed, and now enjoys the distinction of being one of his county's leading stock and agricultural men. In 1878 he married Miss Bettie P. Pinson, of Dallas county, Texas, a daughter of James W. Pinson of Centreville, Ky. To this union are born six children--James C., Little Willie, Johnnie P., Stella, Mattie and Thomas J. Mr. Starnes and family are members of the Baptist church, and he is identified with the Farmers' Alliance and Grange. He carries $10,000 life insurance in the New York Mutual on himself and $5,000 on his wife.

      (2) A household headed by Jefferson STARNES is listed in the 1880 census of the 2nd Precinct of Kaufman County, TX.

      Jefferson is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1850. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, his father was born in TN, and his mother was born in SC.

      Listed with Jefferson is his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1856. According to the 1880 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were also born in KY.

      Also listed with Jefferson is his son, James C., who was then 1 year old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1879. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TX, his father was born in TN, and his mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with Jefferson is his nephew, Thomas Whittimore, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were also born in TN.

      (3) http://www.rootsweb.com/~txkaufma/churches/efa1895.htm:

      As of 1895, J. T. PINSON of Kaufman County, TX was Moderator of the East Fork Baptist Association.

      Also, as of 1895, C. J. STARNES was Clerk of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Forney, Kaufman County, TX.

      (4) A household headed by C. J. STEARNES is listed in the 1900 census of the 2nd Precinct of Kaufman County, TX. [The compiler believes that C. J. was Claiborne Jefferson STARNES.]

      C. J. is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was then 49 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in April 1851. According to the 1900 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were also born in TN.

      Listed with C. J. is his wife, Mary S., who was then 39 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in March 1861. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were also born in TN.

      According to the 1900 census, C. J. and Mary S. had been married 4 years as of the time of the 1900 census, and Mary S. was the mother of five children, all of whom were then living.

      Also listed with C. J. is his son, John P., who was then 17 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in November 1882. According to the 1900 census, he was born in TX, his father was born in TN, and his mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with C. J. is his daughter, Steller, who was then 16 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in January 1884. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TX, her father was born in TN, and his mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with C. J. is his daughter, Mattie, who was then 14 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in November 1885. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TX, her father was born in TN, and his mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with C. J. is his son, Thomas J., who was then 11 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in November 1888. According to the 1900 census, he was born in TX, his father was born in TN, and his mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with C. J. is his daughter, Bettie, who was then 7 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in March 1893. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TX, her father was born in TN, and his mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with C. J. is his step-daughter, Marnie ARNOLD, who was then 16 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in February 1884. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were also born in TN.

      Also listed with C. J. is his step-daughter, Leslie ARNOLD, who was then 14 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in March 1886. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were also born in TN.

      (5) A household headed by C. J. STARNES is listed in the 1920 census of the 2nd Precinct of Kaufman County, TX.

      C. J. is listed in the 1920 census as a farmer who was then 68 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1852. According to the 1920 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were also born in TN.

      Listed with C. J. is his wife, Mary S., who was then 58 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1862. According to the 1620 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were also born in TN.

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      Claiborne J Starnes
      Birth: Apr. 17, 1851, Tennessee, USA
      Death: May 11, 1931, Kaufman County, Texas, USA

      Family links: Spouse: Beth Paige Pinson Starnes (1856 - 1893); Children: Stella Starnes Farmer (1884 - 1955)

      Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney, Kaufman County, Texas, USA
      Plot: Section 1

      Created by: Julie Oliver
      Record added: Jun 22, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 92403542
    Person ID I2840  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Father Charles Claiborne STARNES,   b. 22 Jun 1810, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth DOUGLAS,   b. Abt 1814, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Beth Paige PINSON,   b. 3 May 1856, Allen County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1888, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married 1878  Dallas County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stella STARNES,   b. Jan 1884  [natural]
     2. Mattie STARNES,   b. Nov 1885  [natural]
     3. Thomas J. STARNES,   b. Nov 1888  [natural]
     4. James C. STARNES,   b. Abt 1879, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. "Little Willie" STARNES,   b. Abt 1881  [natural]
     6. Johnnie P. STARNES,   b. Nov 1882  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F1981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary S. (ARNOLD) (STARNES),   b. Mar 1861 
    Married Abt 1896 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F1994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart