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Benjamin Franklin STARNES

Male Abt 1833 - 1891  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin STARNES 
    Born Abt 1833  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Benjamin Franklin "Frank" STARNES 
    Died Mar 1891  Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Frankland STARNES is listed in a household headed by his sister, Sophia STARNES, in the 1850 census of Subdivision 22, Meigs County, TN.

      Frankland is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1833. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      (2) A household headed by Benjamin STARNES is listed in the 1860 census of White River Township, Independence County, AR.

      Benjamin is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1833. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with Benjamin is his wife, Louisa, who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Benjamin is his son, John H., who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1856. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with Benjamin is his daughter, Dicey J., who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1858. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      (3) Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database <http://www.nps.gov/civilwar>:

      Starnes, B. F.
      Regiment Name: 5th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie's)
      Side: Confederate
      Company: I
      Soldier's Rank In: Private
      Soldier's Rank Out: Private
      Alternate name:
      Film Number: M231 roll 41
      Notes:
      Plaque Number:

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      5th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie's)

      Overview: 5th Cavalry Regiment was organized in December, 1862, using the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. The men were from the counties of Polk, Hamilton, Meigs, McMinn, Bradley, Cocke, Hawkins, and Blount. It served in Scott's, Humes', H.B. Davidson's, and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. After skirmishing in Kentucky the unit fought at Chickamauga, McMinnville, Shelbyville, and Philadelphia. Later it was involved in various conflicts in Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia, then took part in the campaign of the Carolinas. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Its commanders were Colonels George W. McKenzie and John B. McLin, Lieutenant Colonel John G.M. Montgomery, and Major John L. Backwell.

      Predecessor units:

      1st (Rogers') Cavalry Regiment [also called East Tennessee Cavalry] was organized in January, 1862. Attached to the Department of East Tennessee, the unit took part in the Cumberland Gap operations, then in April was reduced to eight companies and redesignated the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. Its commanders were Colonel John F. Rogers, Lieutenant Colonel John F. White, and Major John B. McLin.

      13th Cavalry Battalion [also called 2nd Battalion, and formerly the 1st East Tennessee Cavalry Regiment] was formed in April, 1862, with eight companies. The unit served in the Department of East Tennessee, then merged into the 5th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel George W. McKenzie and Major J.G.M. Montgomery were in command.

      [Note by compiler: Benjamin Franklin STARNES' brother, Joshua STARNES, and James Henry STARNES, Sr. also served in the 5th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie's), during the Civil War.]

      (4) According to the muster roll of Company I, 5th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, for March and April 1863, Pvt. B. F. STARNES was absent without leave from 23 March 1863 to 6 April 1863.

      (5) Broyles, Bettye J., History of Rhea County, Tennessee, Collegedale, TN: College Press, 1991, pp. 43-44::

      The Rhea County Circuit Court Minutes from July of 1866 to November of 1868 contain several suits brought against former Confederates. . . .

      During the July Term of 1867, the following defendants were sued by John Hughes ($10,000 damages) and William H. Hughes ($10,000): James J. Abel, H.M. Hughes, Edward Chattin, Berry Moreland, Benjamin F. Starnes, Newton Lawson, Joshua Starnes, John Powell, and John Harrison. In both causes, the Defendants paid the costs and the Plaintiffs dismissed the charges.

      (6) A household headed by B. [middle initial illegible] STEARNS is listed in the 1870 census of District 2, Meigs County, TN. [His name is listed as B. D. STEEVES in the index to the 1870 census.] [Note by compiler: The census enumerator's handwriting is hard to read. The compiler believes that B.'s name was really Benjamin Franklin STARNES.]

      B. is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1840. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with B. is his wife, Louisa, who was then 28 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1842. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is his son, John, a farm laborer who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1856. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is his daughter, Dicy, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1858. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is his son, Wm., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is his son, Wiley, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1865. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is his daughter, Mary S., who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1868. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is his daughter, Adaline, who was then 1 year old; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1869. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with B. is Dicy MASON, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1858. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN. [Her name is listed as Dicy Maron STEEVES in the index to the 1970 census.]

      (7) A household headed by Franklin STARNES is listed in the 1880 census of District 2, Meigs County, TN.

      Franklin is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in NC.

      Listed with Franklin is his wife, Louisa C., who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Franklin is his son, Riley F., a farmer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1865. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Franklin is his daughter, Mary A., who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1868. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Franklin is his daughter, Martha A., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1871. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Franklin is his son, James L., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1873. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN

      Also listed with Franklin is his daughter, Sarah E., who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1876. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Franklin is his son, Elijah , who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1879. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in

      Also listed with Franklin is his mother-in-law, Disey MASON, a widow who was then 82 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1798. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in NC.
    Person ID I34670  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father Benjamin Barnabus STARNS,   b. Between 1790 and 1800, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Sep 1850, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sophia SNYDER,   b. Between 1790 and 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Sep 1850, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Oct 1820  Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa C. MASON,   b. 10 Feb 1835, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1909, Marshall County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1851  Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John H. STARNES,   b. Abt 1856, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Dicey J. STARNES,   b. 19 Nov 1858, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1926, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     3. William J. STARNES,   b. 27 Feb 1862, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1898, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     4. Riley Franklin STARNES,   b. Dec 1865, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Marshall County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary A. STARNES,   b. Jul 1867, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1906, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
     6. Martha Adalide STARNES,   b. Jan 1870, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1950, Marshall County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     7. James Lafayette STARNES,   b. Mar 1874, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Apr 1940  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     8. Sarah Ellen STARNES,   b. 2 Jan 1876, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1911, Marshall County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     9. Elijah C. STARNES,   b. 1878, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Marshall County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F15126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007: Name: Benjamin Sterns Spouse: Sophia Snider Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1820 Marriage County: Haywood Marriage State: North Carolina Source: County Court Records at Waynesville, NC & Family H. . . .

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Meigs County Marriages, 1850-1900 : STARNES, B. F. PEARSON?, Louisa 14 Oct 1851.