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Benjamin Barnabas STARNS

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  • Name Benjamin Barnabas STARNS 
    Born Between 1790 and 1800  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Benjamin Barnabas "Barney" STARNES 
    Name Benjamin Barnabas STARNES 
    Name Benjamin Barnabus "Barney" STARNS 
    Reference Number L27K-LYV 
    Died Bef 17 Sep 1850  Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) According to Steelman, Sanford, The Starnes Family Four Generation Project <http://web.archive.org/web/20011224030918/http://www.trellis.net/steel/sta/fourgen.htm>:

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

      B[enjamin] Barnabus Starnes. . . .

      [Note by compiler: If Adam STARNS II had a son named Benjamin, that son is not believed by the compiler to have been Benjamin Barnabas STARNS. According to other sources, Benjamin Barnabas STARNS was a native of NC; he was married in Haywood County, NC; and some of his children were born in Haywood County, NC. The compiler has seen no proof that his purported parents, Adam STARNS II and/or his wife Susannah MEEKS, were in NC when Benjamin Barnabas STARNS was reportedly born there.]

      (2) The following information regarding Benjamin STARNES appears in a biography of his son, John W. STARNES, in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Chicago, IL: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889, p. 716:

      . . . Benjamin Starnes [was] a native of North Carolina, who, after reaching manhood, was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Snyder, who was also a native of North Carolina. Later in life they moved to Tennessee, and there passed the remainder of their days. Their family consisted of ten children.

      (3) Haywood County, NC, where Benjamin Barnabas STARNS was married, and where some of his children were born, was created from part of Buncombe County, NC in 1808.

      (4) A household headed by Benjamin STARNS is listed in the 1830 census of Grainger County, TN.

      Listed in Benjamin's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white female under 5 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that Benjamin is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, he would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Benjamin's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Benjamin's household are children of Benjamin and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of two sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and one of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census) and two daughters (one of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and one of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census).

      (5) Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013:

      Name: Benjamin Starns
      Year: 1836
      Residence: Meigs, Tennessee

      (6) A household headed by Benjamin STARNS is listed in the 1840 census of Meigs County, TN. [His surname is listed as STURM in the index to the 1840 census.]

      Listed in Benjamin's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 2 free white males between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that Benjamin is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Benjamin's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Benjamin's household are children of Benjamin and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 4 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, 2 of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census) and 5 daughters (2 of which daughters would have been born between 1835 and 1840, 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census).

      [Note by compiler: 4 sons of Benjamin STARNS are listed with him in the 1840 census of Meigs County, TN, but only 3 of those sons (John, Joshua and Frankland STARNES) are listed in the household headed by Benjamin's daughter, Sophia STARNES, in the 1850 census of Meigs County.]

      (7) Benjamin evidently died before 17 September 1850 (the actual enumeration date of the 1850 census), when his daughter, Sophia STARNES, was listed as head of his immediate family.
    Person ID I4744  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2020 

    Family Sophia SNIDER,   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) 
    Married 28 Oct 1820  Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Marriage Fact 28 Oct 1820  Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Marriage Bond 
    Children 
     1. Jane STARNES,   b. Abt 1837, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Rebecca STARNES,   b. Abt 1835, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. --- STARNES,   b. Between 1835 and 1840, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Roseanna STARNES,   b. Abt 1841, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Hannah STARNES,   b. Abt 1839, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Benjamin Franklin STARNES,   b. Abt 1833, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1891, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     7. John W. STARNES,   b. 27 Sep 1823, Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 May 1910, Independence County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 87 years)  [natural]
     8. Sophia STARNES,   b. Abt 1815, Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Sarah Caroline STARNES,   b. Abt 1825, Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Mary Malinda STARNES,   b. 4 Oct 1829, Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1896  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     11. Joshua STARNES,   b. 12 Oct 1826, Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1911, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [unknown]  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 29 May 2020 
    Family ID F2687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Citation Text: (1) North Carolina, Marriage Index, 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. Citation Text: (2) North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015: Name: Benjamin Starns Gender: Male Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1820 Marriage Place: Haywood, North Carolina, USA Spouse: Sophia Snider Spouse Gender: Female Spouse Father: Adam Snider Event Type: Marriage.

    3. Citation Text: (1) North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000: Name: Benjamin Sterns Gender: Male Spouse: Sophia Snider Spouse Gender: Female Bond Date: 28 Oct 1820 Bond #: 000066378 Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 ImageNum: 007465 County: Haywood Record #: 01 095 Bondsman: Adam Made his Mark Snider.

    4. Citation Text: (2) North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015: Name: Benjamin Sterns Gender: Male Bond Date: 28 Oct 1820 Bond Place: Haywood, North Carolina, USA Spouse: Sophia Snider Spouse Gender: Female Event Type: Bond.