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Valentine STARNES

Male Abt 1752 - 1782  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Valentine STARNES 
    Born Abt 1752 
    Gender Male 
    Name Valentine STEARNS 
    Died 19 Aug 1782  Fayette [now Robertson] County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Blue Licks State Park Cemetery, Robertson 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>:

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

      NOTE: A power of attorney, dated 1802, executed by Frederick Starnes of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and recorded in Deed Book 4, page 506, Clark County, Kentucky states that he was the legal heir to the property of his uncle Valentine Starnes. This indicates that Valentine Starnes had no children. Frederick Starnes would be the lawful heir of his uncle since he was the eldest son of Valentine's eldest brother.

      (2) Valentine STARNES was killed on 19 August 1782 in the Battle of Blue Licks.

      (3) "Battle of Blue Licks," from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

      The Battle of Blue Licks, fought on August 19, 1782, was one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War. The battle occurred ten months after Lord Cornwallis's famous surrender at Yorktown, which had effectively ended the war in the east. On a hill next to the Licking River in what is now Robertson County, Kentucky (then Fayette County, Virginia), a force of about 50 American and Canadian Loyalists along with 300 American Indians ambushed and routed 182 Kentucky militiamen. It was the last victory for the Loyalists and Indians during the frontier war.

      (4) www.findagrave.com:

      Valentine Stearns
      Birth: 1752, Virginia, USA
      Death: Aug. 19, 1782, Robertson County, Kentucky, USA

      Valentine Stearns/Starnes was a son of Frederick Starnes, Jr. (c.1724-1779) and his wife Mary, possibly Carlock. His paternal grandfather was Frederick Staring/Starnes/Stearns (c.1700-1775) who came to America in 1710.

      Valentine was born in old Washington Co., Virginia. His family came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone, and helped built Fort Boonesborough. Valentine's father and uncle were killed by the Shawnee Indians in 1779.

      Valentine died at the Battle of Blue Licks, Kentucky in 1782, in a battle in which Daniel Boone's son was also killed. Though after Cornwallis' surrender, this is considered the last battle of the Revolutionary War.

      "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."

      Family links: Parents: Frederick Starnes (1724 - 1779), Mary Carlock Starnes; Siblings: John Starnes (1745 - 1780), John Starnes (1745 - 1780), Valentine Stearns (1752 - 1782), David Starnes (1758 - 1833), Frederick Starnes (1765 - 1816)

      Burial: Blue Licks State Park Cemetery, Robertson County, Kentucky, USA

      Created by: John Field Pankow
      Record added: Feb 14, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 33851329
    Person ID I39262  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2021 

    Father Frederick STARNES, II,   b. Abt 1724, German Flatts, Present-Day Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1779, Madison County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F14961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart