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James Wesley STARNES, Sr.

Male 1834 - 1911  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name James Wesley STARNES 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Oct 1834  Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1911  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Steam Mill Bottom Cemetery, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Sexton Family History, The Starnes Branch <http://www.psi-sc.com/genealogy/Starnes/html/d0000/g0000030.html#I867 71>.

      (2) Source: Barbara Neel Blizzard, "Weaving Webs," a WorldConnect Family Tree on RootsWeb.com.

      (3) A household headed by Wesley STARNES is listed in the 1860 census of Orangeburg County, SC. [His surname is listed as STORUS in the index to the 1860 census.]

      Wesley is listed in the 1860 census as a farm laborer who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1860 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Wesley is his wife, Laritha, who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1860 census, she was born in SC.

      Also listed with Wesley is his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, she was born in SC.

      Also listed with Wesley is his son, Harley, 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 SC.

      Also listed with Wesley is his son, Paul, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1858. According to the 1860 census, he was born in SC.

      Also listed with Wesley is his son, Wesley, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1860 census, he was born in SC.

      (4) A household headed by J. W. STARNES is listed in the 1870 census of Hopewell Township, Orangeburg County, SC.

      J. W. is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with J. W. is his wife, Levicy, who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1844. According to the 1870 census, she was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his son, Harley, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his daughter, Francis, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1859. According to the 1870 census, she was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his son, Paul, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1860. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his daughter, Lucy, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1861. According to the 1870 census, she was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his son, Wesley, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his daughter, Marthia, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, she was born in SC.

      [Note by compiler: J. W.'s son, Martin, is not listed in this household in the 1870 census.]

      Also listed with J. W. is his son, Charley, 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 SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his son, Able, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1868. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      Also listed with J. W. is his son, Peter, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1869. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      (5) A household headed by Wisley STARNES is listed in the 1880 census of Hopewell, Aiken County, SC.

      [Note by compiler: Aiken County, SC was formed on 10 March 1871 from Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg Counties, SC.]

      Wisley is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 47 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1833. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      Listed with Wisley is his wife, Vicey, who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1823. According to the 1880 census, she was born in SC, and both of her parents were born in SC.

      Also listed with Wisley is his son, Harley, a laborer who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1856. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      Also listed with Wisley is his son, Paul, a laborer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      Also listed with Wisley is his son, Wesley, a crippled laborer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC. [Note by compiler: Wesley, Jr.'s leg was amputated as a result of wounds suffered by him in the Civil War.]

      Also listed with Wisley is his son, Martin, a laborer who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1866. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      Also listed with Wisley is his son, Charley, a laborer who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1867. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      Also listed with Wisley is his son, Abel, a laborer who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1868. According to the 1880 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      (6) A household headed by J. W. STARNES is listed in the 1900 census of Bull Swamp, Lexington County, SC. The actual enumeration date of the 1900 census was June 14, 1900.

      J. W. is listed in the 1900 census as a miller who was born in October 1834 and was then 65 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 45 years.

      Listed with J. W. is his wife, Luruce, who was born in October 1824 and was then 75 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in SC, and both of her parents were born in SC. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 45 years and had theretofore given birth to 10 children, 9 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with J. W. is his grandson, Richard GANTT, a farm laborer who was born in 1882 and was then 18 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in SC.

      (7) James W. STARNES, Sr. is listed in a household headed by his son, James W. STARNES [Jr.] in the 1910 census of Bull Swamp, Lexington County, SC. The actual enumeration date of the 1910 census was May 4, 1910.

      James W., Sr. is listed in the 1910 census as a widower who was then 75 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1910 census, he was born in SC, and both of his parents were born in Germany [?].

      (8) www.findagrave.com:

      James Wesley Starnes
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: Feb. 1, 1911

      Family links: Parents: Paul David Starnes, Winnie Altman Starnes; Spouse: Lavitha H Gunter Starnes; Children: Harley Vineyard Starnes (1854 - 1917), Sarah Frances Starnes Collum (1857 - 1927), Paul E Starnes (1859 - 1944), Martin Peter Starnes (1860 - 1906); Siblings: James Wesley Starnes (____ - 1911), Sophia Starnes Carriker (1823 - 1859)*, William Ezekiel Starnes (1836 - 1910), Sarah Starnes Gunter (1838 - 1884), Lorenzo David Starnes (1841 - 1911), Elizabeth Ann Starnes Gunter (1846 - 1928), Emiline Starnes Smithart (1850 - 1923)

      *Half-sibling

      Burial: Steam Mill Bottom Cemetery, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA

      Created by: Jack Ballsinski
      Record added: Feb 15, 2014
      Find A Grave Memorial# 125160839
    Person ID I42123  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Paul STARNES,   b. Abt 1798, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Jul 1860  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Winnie ALTMAN,   b. Abt 1810, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Jul 1860  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F18132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Luvicea GUNTER,   b. 11 Dec 1824, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 May 1910, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. Martin STARNES,   b. Oct 1863, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1906, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth STARNES,   b. Abt 1854, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 15 years)  [natural]
     3. Harley Vineyard STARNES,   b. Abt 1854, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [natural]
     4. Paul E. STARNES,   b. 24 Feb 1859, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1944  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     5. James Wesley STARNES, Jr.,   b. Abt 1862, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Martha STARNES,   b. Abt 1863, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Charles STARNES,   b. 15 Apr 1865, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1910, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     8. Able STARNES,   b. Abt 1868, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Peter STARNES,   b. Abt 1869, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 10 years)  [natural]
     10. Sarah Frances STARNES,   b. 22 Mar 1857, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1927, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     11. Lucy Ann STARNES,   b. 8 May 1860, Orangeburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1916  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F18133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart