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Adam STARNS, II

Male Abt 1765 - Bef 1834  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Adam STARNS 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 1765  Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Adam STARNES II 
    Died Bef 15 Feb 1834  Grainger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Steelman, Sanford, The Starnes Family Four Generation Project <http://web.archive.org/web/20011224030918/http://www.trellis.net/stee l/sta/fourgen.htm>:

      1. Adam Starnes (born ca 1765, died ca 1832) married Susannah Meeks ca 1792. Their children:

      a. Conrad Starns (born April 25, 1791, died September 6, 1842) married Sarah Ann (Sally) Hubbell (born December 23, 1793, died August 9, 1850) on June 29, 1809.

      b. B. Barnabus Starnes.

      c. Elizabeth Starnes married Holcom Bryant on November 24, 1810, in Washington County, Virginia.

      d. Millie Starnes (born October 9, 1796, died October 25, 1838) married Levi Hubble on March 12, 1816 in Washington county, Virginia. She died in Pulaski County, Kentucky.

      e. James H. Starnes married Catherine Kinder on August 1, 1831 in Grainger County, Tennessee.

      f. Nathan Starnes.

      NOTE: The information on the descendants of Adam Starnes, Jr. is from group sheets prepared by Bechel D. Strong.

      (2) Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983:

      p. 194:

      By 1790 the brothers, Adam II and Samuel Starnes, were the leading members of the family still living in Washington County, Virginia as the others sought land elsewhere in the new nation whose frontiers had moved quickly westward. These two men, who, we believe, were the sons of Adam I and Caroline Carlock Starnes, lived on in the Holston Valley on the middle fork for almost thirty years.

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      p. 199:

      In 1816 Adam Starns, Sr. (II) moved to Grainger County, Tennessee where he spent the rest of his life.

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      pp. 577-581:

      ADAM STARNS II, b. ca. 1765 in Washington Co., Va., d. ca. 1832 in Grainger County, Tenn. He was a son of Adam Starns, I.

      Adam Starns, II married Susannah Meeks ca. 1792 ? at this time he would have been in his mid twenties. It has been difficult to get as much information on them as we would like to have. "July 21, 1795 Adam Starns and Anna his wife to Charles Hordy - 100 pounds, 167½ acres". Location not given; "Adam Starns and Susannah his wife to Tuben Debord, consideration not given. 130 acres on the waters of the middle Fork of Holston River Va."

      The information on this family was submitted by Tommy Starns of 2076 Dorset Dr., Lexington, Kentucky.

      [Children of Adam Starnes II and Susannah Meeks:]

      I- Conrad Starns, b. 25 April 1791 in Washington Co., Va., d. 6 Sept. 1842, in Pulaski Co., Kentucky. He married 29 June 1809 Sarah Ann "Sallie" Hubbell (Hubble), b. 23 Dec. 1793 in Washington Co., Va., d. 9 Aug. 1850 in Pulaski Co., Ky. (daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Johnson Hubble). They are buried in a family cemetery-Hiway #39 - Dabney, Pulaski Co., Kentucky (Manford Price Farm). "Conrad Starns, inherited the favorite saddle horse from his great-uncle, Conrad Carlock, when he died in 1811. He emigrated to Pulaski County, Ky., and operated a general store he made overland buying trips to Louisville, Ky., using ox teams and covered wagons to haul back his wares. He also owned slaves." Their children are:

      (1) William Yates Starns, b. 6 Dec. 1814, Washington Co., Va., d. 26 Feb. 1901, m. 6 April 1837 Evelyn Thurman, b. 20 Mar. 1818, d. 11 July 1883 (daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Thurman). Their residence was in Pulaski Co., Kentucky. They are buried in Etna Church of Christ Cemetery, Pulaski Co., Kentucky. . . .

      (1) William Yates Starns, b. 6 Dec. 1814, d. 26 Feb. 1901, whose descendants by first marriage are listed above was married a second time 15 Sept. 1883 to Margaret Ann Heninger, b. 15 April 1850, d. 1 June 1926. . . .

      (2) Joel Starns, b. 26 June 1817 in Washington Co., Va. (son of Conrad and Sarah Ann Hubble Starnes), d. 23 June 1841 - Killed by a stroke of lighting while standing under a tree for shelter during a thunder storm in Pulaski Co., Kentucky.

      (3) Hannah Starns, b. 14 March 1819 in Pulaski Co., Kentucky, d. 24 March 1887 in Sullivan Co., Missouri, m. Dec. 1838 Thomas Jefferson Stringer, b. 8 Feb. 1805, d. 18 Aug. 1879. . . .

      (4) Elizabeth "Betty" Starns, b. 4 Feb. 1821, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, d. 16 Oct. 1899 Sullivan Co., Missouri (?). M. James Madison Stringer, b. 12 Nov. 1812 in Ky., d. 12 Dec. 1878 in Sullivan Co., Missouri (?). He was a brother of the above named Thomas J. Stringer who married Hannah Starns. . . .

      (5) Katharine Starns, b. 24 April 1824 Pulaski Co., Ky., d. 16 March 1882, in Sullivan Co., Missouri (?). M. Nov. 1843 George Washington Bishop, b. 23 April 1820, d. 24 July 1902, Sullivan Co., Kentucky. . . .

      (6) Hester "Hetty" Starns, b. 14 Oct. 1826 in Pulaski Co., Kentucky, d. 30 Aug. 1892, m. 14 March 1842 (?) Shelton Doolin, b. 25 July 1822, in Kentucky, d. 22 Feb. 1912 in Missouri (son of Thomas Doolin). . . .

      (7) John Starns, b. ca. 1829, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, d. ?, m. Eliza Ann Surber 16 Jan. 1849.

      (8) Jane Starns, b. 4 Aug. 1832 in Ky., d. 26 Oct. 1849, m. 24 July 1845 James Measel.

      (9) Millie Starns, b. 25 June 1834 in Pulaski Co., Kentucky, d. 7 Feb. 1914, m. 6 Sept. 1850 Henry W. Lewis.

      (10) Margaret Starns, b. ?, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, d. ?, m. 17 Oct. 1831, John Crow.

      The genealogical information on the Adam Starns family was furnished by Harley D. Haton of St. Louis, Mo. and was arranged and compiled by Herman Starnes of Monroe, N. C.

      The descendants of Adam previously listed are through his son Conrad Starns. Other descendants are unknown to this writer. From land entries in Fayette Co., Ky., we find the following:

      ADAM STARNS, 1000 acres, Book 1, p. 307, entered 12-28-1782, watercourse West Fork Stoners Fork

      ADAM STARNS, 500 acres, Book 1, p. 308, entered 12-28-1782, watercourse Fork Howard's Creek (surveyed).

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      p. 674:

      In the Name of God Amen

      I Adam Starns of granger county having been lingring under a complaint for some time but in my wright mind and calling to mind the frailty of human nature and the certinty of death I constitute this as my last will and testament my Immortal part I give to god who gave it my body to the earth to be buryed in a Christian like manner their to ly till the morning of the resurrection when they will again be reunited next I wish all my honest debts to be paid and my wife pheroba to have her cloaths in short all she brought with her heir and a child's part with the rest of my children in all my personal est. and real estate and one year's provision out of the stock that may be on hand I wish my children all to have an equal share in what little their may be I want nathan to have one year's schooling shoud he stay I leave my two sons Conrad and James H. Executors to the Estate believeing they will due right fall not out by the way I leave it to all your discusions you all being of age wheither to make sale or divid it so as you all may think Best should you make a sale give 18 months or two years credit it will bring more I wish nathan to have one years schooling to be paid out of the Estate.

      Adam Starns snr.

      [Witnesses:]
      Edward Clark
      Wrenarot Burnett

      (4) A household headed by Adam STARNS, Sr. [II] is listed in the 1830 census of Grainger County, TN.

      Listed in Adam's household are 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; 1 free white male between 60 and 70 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 60 and 70 years of age.

      Assuming that Adam is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 60 and 70 years of age, he would have been born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Adam's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 60 and 70 years of age, she would have been born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1830 census.

      The compiler believes that because of the ages of Adam and his wife in 1830, it is unlikely that all of the other persons in Adam's household at the time of the 1830 census were children of Adam and/or his wife. [Benjamin STARNS, who is believed by the compiler to have been a son of Adam and his wife, was listed in a separate household in the 1830 census of Grainger County, TN. Also listed in separate households in the 1830 census of Grainger County, TN were Adam STARNS, Jr. and William STARNS, neither of whom is believed by the compiler to have been a son of Adam and his wife.]
    Person ID I4742  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Father Adam STARNES, I,   b. Abt 1732, German Flatts, Albany [now Herkimer] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1816, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Caroline CARLOCK,   b. Abt 1717, Germany or Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah MEEKS,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1832 
    Married 1792  Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage Fact Married by Nicholas Reagan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Conrad STARNS,   b. 25 Apr 1791, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1842, Pulaski County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     2. 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)  [natural]
     3. Millie STARNS,   b. 9 Oct 1796,   d. 25 Oct 1838, Pulaski County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     4. James H. STARNES,   b. Abt 1810, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 20 Nov 1889, Grainger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     5. Nathan STARNS,   b. Abt 1814, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth STARNS  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F2685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them, That Left a Name Behind — A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1983, p. 197: Marriage Register, Washington County, Virginia Book 2, p. 414: Adams Starns ??? Hannah Meek ??? md. 1792 ??? (no date) by Nicholas Reagan. (Indexed as "Stains").