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Frederick STARNES, II

Male Abt 1724 - 1779  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Frederick STARNES 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 1724  German Flatts, Present-Day Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 98KK-4VG 
    Died 7 Apr 1779  Madison County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pilot Knob Cemetery, Berea, Madison County, KY 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/steel/sta/fourgen.htm>:

      Frederick Starnes, Jr. (born ca 1724, died April 7, 1779) married Mary _____.

      NOTE: Established as a son of Frederick by the will of Valentine Starnes. See note above.

      THE DESCENDANTS OF FREDERICK STARNES, JR.
      (Son of Frederick Starnes)

      Frederick Starnes (born ca 1724, died April 7, 1779) married Mary _____. Their children:

      1. John Starnes (born ca 1745, died ca 1780 married Margaret Speck ca 1770. . . .

      2. Jacob Starns (born ca 1750, died ca 1812) married Elizabeth South (born ca 1753, died 1815). . . .

      3. Valentine Starnes (born ca 1752, died August 19, 1782). . . .

      4. Conrad Starnes (born ca 1755, died ca 1800) married Margaret Brown on September 16, 1778 (bond). . . .

      5. Charles Starnes (born ca 1756, died ca 1807) married Caty. . . .

      6. David Starnes (born 1758, died ca 1833) married Barbara Starnes (born ca 1760, died ca 1824). . . .

      7. Frederick Starnes III (born ca 1765, died ca 1816) married Mary Fisher (born ca 1770, died ca 1848). . . .

      (2) Kimball, Sterling O., The Mohawk Valley Starings and Allied Families, Herkimer, NY: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1998:

      Frederick [Starnes] b c 1724 German Flatts, (Herkimer Co), d 7 Apr 1779, killed by Indians near Boonesborough, KY; m Mary

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

      Frederick [Starnes] II (ca 1724-1779)

      (4) www.findagrave.com:

      Frederick Starnes, Jr
      Birth: 1724, New York, USA
      Death: Apr. 7, 1779, Madison County, Kentucky, USA

      According to the book "Of Them That Left A Name Behind," by the late Herman Starnes of Monroe, NC. and H. Gerald Starnes, Frederick Starnes, Jr. (c. 1724-1779), his brother Joseph Starnes (c. 1730-1779) and a kinsman, Michael Moyer, may have been buried at the site of this cemetery after they were killed by the Shawnee Indians on 7 April 1779. The only survivor of the massacre, termed "Starns' Defeat," was Joseph Starnes, Jr. (1755-1844), who escaped, being chased by the Indians for more than a mile, and later reached Boonesborough. Col. William Whitley led a company of men who found the bodies and buried them. One account refers to the group as the party of Capt. Starnes. Both Frederick and Joseph had served in the French & Indian War, but I do not know which was a Captain, or if it was a courtesy title.

      Frederick and Joseph were sons of Frederick Staring/Starns/Starnes/Stearns (c. 1700-1774/5), who had come with his father Adam, uncles Valentine and Nicholas, and other unnamed members of their family from near the village of Alzey in the Palatine region of what is now Germany to America in 1710. The name was originally Staring, pronounced something like Stah-rentz, and went through various spellings after they arrived in America. They arrived in New York in June, 1710. Frederick married Mary Goldman (born c. 1703), daughter of Conrad Goldman, another Palatine immigrant. They lived at Herkimer, NY until after 1733, spent a brief time in Pa., and were in southwestern Virginia by about 1740.

      Frederick, Jr.'s wife's name was Mary, and Joseph's wife was Katherine. It has been suggested that they may have been sisters named Carlock/Guerlach, and that a third sister, Caroline, married a third Starnes brother, Adam. This has not been proved. The Starnes brothers took up lands in Mecklenburg County, NC, and also vast tracts on the Virginia frontier in what is now Kentucky. They were on a scouting expedition for more lands when they were killed. Michael Moyer, the third man killed, was described by Joseph Starnes, Jr. as his brother-in-law, so it is likely that he was married to a daughter of Joseph, Sr., though he could possibly have been brother to an unknown first wife of Joseph, Jr.

      Frederick, Jr. & Mary's children were: Capt. John Starnes (1745-1780, a Soldier of the Revolution killed at the Battle of King's Mountain, m. Margaret Speck), Jacob Starnes (c. 1750-1812, a Soldier of the Revolution and Indian fighter, m. Elizabeth South, lived in Kentucky, d. in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana), Valentine Starnes (c. 1752-1782, killed at the Battle of Blue Licks, Kentucky), Conrad Starnes (c. 1755-c. 1800, m. Margaret Brown), Charles Starnes (c. 1756-c. 1807, m. Caty, perhaps Catherine Beaver), David Starnes (1758-c. 1833, m. Barbara Starns, lived in Mecklenburg Co., NC, now Union Co., 5th great grandfather of the present writer), Frederick Starnes III (c. 1765-c. 1816, m. Mary Fisher).

      Frederick's will suggests there were other children younger than David. Jacob and David are the only sons mentioned in his will, in addition to "all the rest of my children." John is proved as a son of Frederick by his brother Valentine's will. I wonder if Valentine and Charles weren't younger than the dates I have for them . . . or they and Conrad may actually have been sons of one of Frederick's brothers.

      Family links: Parents: Frederick Starnes (1700 - 1775), Mary Goldman Starnes (1703 - ____); Spouse: Mary Carlock Starnes; Children: John Starnes (1745 - 1780), Valentine Stearns (1752 - 1782), David Starnes (1758 - 1833), Frederick Starnes (1765 - 1816)

      Burial: Pilot Knob Cemetery, Berea, Madison County, Kentucky, USA

      Created by: John Field Pankow
      Record added: May 13, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 26800912
    Person ID I34326  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2021 

    Father Frederick STARNES, I,   b. Abt 1700, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774, Sulphur Springs, Smyth County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Mary GOLDMAN,   b. Abt 1703, Gundheim, Present-Day Landkreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sulphur Springs, Smyth County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1722  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary (STARNES),   b. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1784, Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Capt. John STARNES, Sr.,   b. Abt 1745, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780, Mecklenburg [now Cabarrus] County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. Jacob STARNS,   b. 2 Apr 1750, Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Holden Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Valentine STARNES,   b. Abt 1752,   d. 19 Aug 1782, Fayette [now Robertson] County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     4. Conrad STARNES,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Abt 1800, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     5. Charles STARNES,   b. Abt 1756, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1807, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     6. David STARNES,   b. Abt 1758, Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, Union County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     7. Frederick STARNES, III,   b. Abt 1765,   d. Abt 1816  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F14961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart