My grandfather Richard Stark(s)b.1874 maybe TN, in handwritten adoption papers from Roane Co., TN his last name looks like Starks instead of Stark. Also in the papers it only denotes that parents are deceased not their names. In the 1880 census it ask birth place of parents and VA is listed for both parents. His possible sister Lizzie Starks not adopted by same family has listed NC for birth place of parents. I have neither parents name. There are no other Stark(s) in county for 1870 census.
Sally, contact me at Eemmmmaa@aol.com
. I would like to discuss this possible connection.