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Benjamin STARNES

Male Bef 1775 - 1829  (> 54 years)


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  • Name Benjamin STARNES 
    Born Bef 1775 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1829  Lincoln County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Benjamin STARNES and an unknown first wife of his are shown here as the parents of John STARNES, although the compiler has no conclusive proof that Benjamin was married more than once, or that John was his son. Benjamin and an unknown first wife of his are shown here as the parents of John in order to stimulate further research.

      (2) Benjamin STARNES and an unknown first wife of his are also shown here as the parents of Nancy (or Mary) STARNS, although the compiler has no conclusive proof that Benjamin was married more than once, or that Nancy (or Mary) was his daughter. Benjamin and an unknown first wife of his are shown here as the parents of Nancy (or Mary) in order to stimulate further research.

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

      UNPLACED MEMBERS OF THE FREDERICK STARNES I FAMILY . . .

      Benjamin Starnes. Benjamin Starnes is shown in the 1820 census for Lincoln County, North Carolina, as being 45+ years of age.

      [Note by compiler: Benjamin's surname is actually shown as STEARNS in the 1820 census. In addition, a household headed by John STEARNS is listed in the 1820 census of Lincoln County, NC.]

      (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. 211-212:

      Benjamin Starnes enlisted on February 1, 1814 for a term of six months in Captain Thomas Crawford's Company (also under Col. Jesse Pearson's command, General Graham's Brigade of North Carolina Militia) for service against the Creek Indians. Ben returned home at the end of July or first of August, 1814 with the victorious militia, but continued in service until his discharge on September 4, 1814 in Salisbury, Rowan County.

      On February 20, 1818 or 1820 Benjamin married Mary Magdaline Lafeng, who was called "Polly," in Lincoln (now Catawba) County before Joseph Toranu, J.P. For his services, Ben's widow received an eighty-acre bounty land warrant some years after his death in March, 1829 in the county in which they were married. Ben and Polly had three or four children. She was born in 1794 and was still living in Catawba County in the spring of 1855.

      [Nancy (or Mary) STARNS was born in about 1801, before Benjamin STARNES' marriage to Mary Magdaline LAFENG.]

      (5) U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999:

      Name: Benjamin Sterns
      Company: 7 REG'T (PEARSON'S) NORTH CAROLINA MIL.
      Rank - Induction: CORPORAL
      Rank - Discharge: CORPORAL
      Roll Box: 199
      Microfilm Publication: M602

      (6) Lincoln County, NC was formed in 1779 from Tryon County, NC.

      (7) A household headed by Benj. STEARNS is listed in the 1820 census of East of the South Fork of the Catawba River, Lincoln County, NC.

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

      Assuming that Benj. is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Benj.'s wife was the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 16 and 26 years of age, she would have been born between 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other person in Benj.'s household was a child of Benj. and/or his wife, that child would have been a daughter who was born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census.
    Person ID I39463  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Family 1 --- (STARNES) 
    Children 
     1. John STARNES,   b. Between 1794 and 1804, Lincoln County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Nancy (or Mary) STARNS,   b. Abt 1801, Lincoln County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F26358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Magdaline LAFENG,   b. 12 Jul 1794, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1861, Catawba County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1818  Lincoln County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. --- STARNES,   b. Between 1825 and 1830, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. --- STARNES,   b. Between 1825 and 1830, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F16947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart