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Valentine STARNES

Male Abt 1722 - Bef 1761  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Valentine STARNES 
    Born Abt 1722  Schoharie, Present-Day Schoharie County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 15 Feb 1761  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 25 Mar 1761  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 25 Mar 1761  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number LKQ7-5MN 
    Notes 
    • (1) Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD, Gateway Press, 1983, pp. iii, 53, 56:

      Valentine [Starnes] (ca 1722-1761), no heirs, d. Pa.

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      We do not know how long Frederick [Starnes I] stayed in Pennsylvania; he may have tried to acquire land and establish a farm for a couple of years or a little longer. It seems that his eldest son, Valentine, now in his mid to late teens, decided to settle on the Juniata River, an area on the west side of the Susquehanna from his mother's kin, Conrad Goldman, Sr. and Jr.

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      [WILL OF] VALENTINE STEARN Deceased

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN being sick And as it appears to me very nigh unto Death; but blessed be God in my perfect Sense and Memory; after having Comitted my Soul to God, who gave it; and my Body to the Dust; to be desently buried at ye discretion of my Exes nothing doubting, but they shall be united at the Resurrection; As for what Worldly Goods it hath pleased God to bless me with; I leave it in manner & form as follows; and first I Order that what debts I owe, be paid of the whole of my Estate; next I order that my Beloved Spouse, Jean Stearn shall have ye whole of my Estate Excepting such legecies as is after mentioned; ITEM I leave to my honoured Father, Frederick Stearn my Suit of Blue Cloath & My new Buck Skin Vritches; Item to my brother Fredericks oldest Son John Stearn, One hundred Acres of my Land; upon Juniata; Item to my Cozens Arthur & Charles Conegham mt Interest to one hundred Acres more upon Juneata; ITEM to Arthur Coneygham my new Great Coat; Item to Henry Conyngham Five Pounds; Item to Cathrine Conynham Five-pounds if she lives with her Aunt; untill She comes of age; & be obedient to her; a horse and Saddle to ye Value of Fifteen pounds ten Shilling, or the Cash; Item to Brother Leonard Stearn my blue Camblet Coat & ye Cloath that is in the house for my jacket; I further Order that my beloved Spouse Jean Stearn and Arthur Conynham be the whole and sole Exes of this my Last Will and Testment; GIVEN under my hand 15th day of February 1761.

      Valentine X Stearn [his mark] (SEAL)

      Witness present Thos. Dougan, George Fleming

      LANCASTER COUNTY FS 25th March 1761 Appeared before ye Subscriber Thomas Dougan & George Fleming, The Witnesses to the Within Will who being duly Sworn did depose that they were present and saw & heard ye Testator within name, Sign, Seal, Publish, Pronounse and Declare the Within Writing as his last Will and Testament & that at the doing thereof, he was of Sound dispensing mind memory and Understanding to the best of their knowledge, belief and Observation.

      Edwd. Shippen D. Rr.

      (2) Lancaster County, PA, where Valentine STARNES died, is adjacent to Cecil County, MD. A Sgt. Nicholas STARNES was born in Cecil County on 6 November 1756. A John STARN was born in Cecil County on 2 March 1757. A Frederick STARN was in Cecil County in 1752 and 1761; see: Peden, Henry C., Jr., Inhabitants of Cecil County, Maryland 1649-1774, Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1993, pp. 66, 125-126. Were any of those persons with Cecil County connections related to the persons mentioned in Valentine STARNES' will?

      (3) Pennsylvania, Published Archives Series, 1664-1902, Series 3, Vol. 2 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, p. 198:

      30th August, 1753.

      Peter Gardner enters a Caveat against a Return to be made to Valentine Stern or any Person under him of a Certain Tract of 380 as. of Land Situate on Susquahanna River in Pextang Township, Lancaster County, Granted to Thomas Gardner, dece'd, by Warrant of the 4th March, 1733, for that the said Peter Gardner is Heir at Law & Administrator of the Estate of the said Thomas Gardner, dece'd, & John Gardner Son of the said Thomas also dece'd.

      RICHARD PETERS.

      To Nicholas Scull, Surveyor General.

      (4) Pennsylvania, Published Archives Series, 1664-1902, Series 3, Vol. 2[database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, pp. 470-471:

      Land Office, the 23d October, 1769.

      Thomas Evans enters a Caveat against the Heirs, Executors or Administrators of Vollentine Starne, Deceased, obtaining a Patent for a Tract of Land Containing five hundred and thirty five Acres and one Quarter Situate upon the North side of Juniata Between James Patterson's Dwelling Plantation and the Claim of Thomas Chambers said Evans alledging that Survey of Starnes's includes his Dwelling Plantation which he holds by a Warrant granted To said Patterson by the Honourable Propertaries dated the 6th February, 1755, unsatisfyed to this day.

      DAVID KENNEDY for
      JAMES TILGHMAN, Sec'y.

      To John Lukens, Esq'r, S. G.

      (5) Steelman, Sanford, The Starnes Family Four Generation Project <http://web.archive.org/web/20011224030918/http://www.trellis.net/steel/sta/fourgen.htm>:

      Valentine Starnes (born ca 1722, died 1761) married Jean _____ (born ca ____, died ca ____).

      NOTE: The will of Valentine Starnes was dated February 15, 1761, and probated on March 25, 1761 in Will Book 1, page 389, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His will mentions his wife, Jean, but lists no children. Also mentioned in his will were his father, Frederick Starnes, his brother Frederick, his brother Frederick's oldest son, John Starnes, and his brother, Leonard Starnes. The will mentions as his cousins Arthur Cunningham, Charles Cunningham. Also mentioned was Henry Cunningham and Catherine Cunningham (mentioned as a minor) as cousins. It is therefore assumed that he died without issue.

      (6) Kimball, Sterling O., The Mohawk Valley Starings and Allied Families, Herkimer, NY: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1998:

      Valentine [Starnes] b c 1722 Schoharie, (Schoharie Co) d Mar 1761; PA, m Jean

      (7) www.findagrave.com:

      Valentine Starnes
      Birth: 1722, New York, USA
      Death: Mar 1761 (aged 38-39), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Burial: Unknown, Specifically: Burial Place Unknown

      Created by: John Field Pankow
      Added: 14 Feb 2015
      Find A Grave Memorial 142591576
    Person ID I34444  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Frederick STARNES, I,   b. Abt 1700, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774, Sulphur Springs, Smyth County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary GOLDMAN,   b. Abt 1703, Gundheim, Present-Day Landkreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sulphur Springs, Smyth County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1722  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean CUNNINGHAM 
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F26283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart