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Western Michigan Starks

Posted: 23 Aug 2003 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for the Starks of Western Michigan. They have a family connection with the Walcott and Curtis families also of West Michigan. I have names only and they include:- Earle, Henry, Lesley/Leslie [Mary Walcott], Molly [Les], Leonard, Pliney, Florence, Eliza, Ethel [Verner Walcott], Mae [Fred Johnson], Hazel [Obrien], Jane, Pearl, Howard, Rasel, Ivan, Dorothy [Hoteslander and Nelson], Alby. I have many pictures of Starks with no names of many.
I know they have a Michigan/New York[I think]/Canada connection, but that is all. Have been doing a Walcott/Curtis family search and genealogy study for 5 years, but have very little on the Starks. Any info really appreciated. Thanks.
Ronn Johnson [Janice Curtis - with Walcott, Starks connections] rroidsj@i2k.com

Re: Western Michigan Starks

Posted: 29 Aug 2003 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Apr 2005 9:19PM GMT
Where in Western Michigan? I am trying to find the origins of Ann Starks and her husband Phineas Swift Sr. (sometimes spelled Phinehas Swift), who moved to Montcalm County, Michigan, around 1850. I believe the 1850 (or 1860) Michigan census reflects other Starks in the immediate vicinity of Phineas Jr.'s home in Fariplains Township, MI, and Ann and Phineas Sr. later joined their son there. Ann and Phineas lived in Grove Township, Allegany County, NY, at the time of the 1850 US Census (which listed their birth state as Vermont and ages indicating both were born around 1800), and were married around 1823, quite likely in Livingston County, NY. For more details, see my posting of April 5, 2002, to the Starks Message Board.

Regards, Larry

Re: Western Michigan Starks

Ronn Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 30 Aug 2003 3:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sparta area ... Which includes possibly Marne, Ionia, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids and the 50 mile at leats areas surrounding Sparta ... No Phineas or Ann in my family list

1880: Plin(n)y & Liza / Leslie & Mary

Posted: 13 Sep 2003 9:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
FamilySearch database of the 1880 Census, Wright, Ottawa, MI:

Hiram STARKS, 53, NY VT CAN; wf. Orissa R., 43, VT VT VT; ch. b. MI: Emma, Channing, Mary J., Sarah, George, Lewis, Eliza M., & Fredk.

Plinny STARK, 50, farmer, NY VT CAN; wf. Liza J., 38, MI MA NY; sons Albert O., 17, & Sidney E., 14, both b. MI.

Leslie STARK, 25 NY VT VT; wf. Mary, 23, MI CAN MI; bro. Russell, 22, MI. [Could Russell be Rasel?]

These must be the correct family because they are near Jabez WALCOTT, 62, NY CT [VI?=VT?]; wf. Eliza J., 42, NY MA VI; & ch. b. MI: Elijah, 18, & Ettie J., 14. Also mother-in-law (of Jabez) Sally SEEKINS, 76, VI CT MA. There were also younger WALCOTT families of Wright T.

I do not see proof that the above are part of the Aaron STARK family, but there are interesting clues. For example, Charles STARK ( 8 Jan. 1799 - 27 Apr. 1852, of Chas., Aaron, Christopher., Wm., Aaron) m. 18 May 1823, Hannah TUTTLE, b. 18 May 1803. Chas. & Hannah had

Hiram B., b. 1 Mar. 1824 {Could he be Hiram, only 53 in 1880?}
Almeda, b. 29 D 1826, m. 19 Apr. 1848, Washtenaw Co., MI, Geo. SNYDER
Jane Louisa, b. 20 Mar. 1828, m. 13/14 May 1846, Washtenaw Co., MI, Jeremiah D. WILLIAMS
Chas. Finley (9 Aug. 1830 - 19 Je. 1853), m. 2 F 1852, Mary HIGGINS, b. 18 July 1830, had Eva, b. 17 S 1853.
Cyrus Marion, b. 20 July 1832, m. 9 D 1856, Washtenaw Co., MI, Harriet A. BOYDEN.
Hannah Maria, b. 15 Feb. 1835, m. 5 May 1852, A. Sam. BECKWITH
Elsie A., b. 7 N 1837, m1. July 1856, Washtenaw Co., MI, A. Sam. BECKWITH; m2. July 1865, John G. PARSONS
Wm. Henry, b. 17 Aug. 1839, m. 15 July 1860, Phebe L. PERRIN, b. 27 S 1842.
Dexter, d. inf.
John Q., d. inf.

Whadya' think?

Re: 1880: Plin(n)y & Liza / Leslie & Mary

Ronn Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 14 Sep 2003 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Marilyn,
Sounds like we have matches here. Haven't read over your whole post ... Remodeling home ... Will get back with you soon ... Thanks alot for your reply ... My wife Janice 'Curtis' Johnson is related to Curtis, Starks, Hobans and Walcotts from NW Michigan, Wright Twp.
Ronn Johnson

Charles STARK (ca. 1772, NY - 1838, MI)

Posted: 14 Sep 2003 7:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is the preceding generation, from Chas. R. STARK's Aaron Stark Family... except as noted.

Charles STARK (ca. 1772, prob. Pawling, Dutchess Co., NY - 12 Dec. 1838, Leonidas, St. Jo., MI) m1. 179_, Jemima [COBB] RIDER, who d. 1816 probably in Dundaff, Susquehanna Co. [Sa.], PA, bu. Harding Cem., Clifford, Sa., PA. Charles STARK m2. 1818, Gibson, Sa., PA, Susan [POOL] ROBERTS (178_ - 2 Mar. 1862). Johnstown, NY. In 1795, Charles was of Luzerne Co., PA. In 1799, he was in Pittston Twp., Luzerne Co., PA. In 1830, they moved to Lenox, Sa., PA, from whence in 1833 they went to Walsh, Washtenaw Co., MI, where they joined his son Charles.

Census of 1790, Haverstraw T., Orange Co., NY: Jemima RIDER, one male under 16 & one female over 16.

By first wife, Charles had, in Pennsylvania:

Charles ( 8 Jan. 1799 - 27 Apr. 1852) m. 18 May 1823, Hannah TUTTLE, b. 18 May 1803.
Hiram (17 Feb. 1800 - 25 Feb. 1878) m. 17 S 1821, Freelove FOSTER.
Enoch, b. 180_, m. ca. 1826, Diantha BOWERS, b. ca. 1806.
Wm., probably had a son James and another child.
Sarah (16 Mar. 1806 - 8 Feb. 1901) m. 16 May 1826, Chas. HARRIS
Jemima, m. Martin LEE [There was a Martin LEE, 69, of Wakeshma, Kalamazoo, MI, in 1880, but wf. was Sarah.]
Elsie, b. 181_.

By 2d wf., Charles had

Susannah (19 Apr. 1819 - 17 Mar. 1883, MI) unm.
Harriet, b. 14 Apr. 1823, m. 24 Jan. 1850, L. E. SCHELHOUS, who d. 23 Jan. 1881.
Jas. (7 Mar. 1825 - 11 Je. 1835)
infant, dy.

FamilySearch database of the 1880 Census, Parkville, St. Jo., MI: Leonerd SCHELLHOUS, 60; wf. Harriet, 57; son Charles, 25.

This sounds like Susanna, b. 1819, but I don't understand the rest of the household--Leonidas, St. Jo., MI: Ezra ROBERTS, 72, NY NY NY; wf. Harriet, 38, sister Susanna STARKS, 59, PA NY NY.

Have fun making the connections.

Daniel STARK, d. 1838, Newfield, NY

Posted: 15 Sep 2003 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
I found online the Newfield Village Cem., Tompkins Co., NY:

STARKS, Sara H., d/o J & HR (sic)
STARKES, Daniel, d. 14 July 1838, 51-2-2
STARK, Catharine, wf./o Daniel, 23 Feb. 1870, 75-7-13
STARK, Naomi, d. 17 Jan. 1830, aged 5 (sic)
STARKS, Mary [PARSONS] wf/o Aaron [no dates, but 22 Je. 1847, NY - 20 Aug. 1880. She was 2d wf/o Aaron of Hurum/Huram. Aaron m3. Mary STARK, d/o Hiram]

Daniel must be ASF #479, p. 63: Daniel STARK, b. 12 May 1787, m. 18 Aug. 1810, Catherine STARK (10 July 1794 - 23 Feb. 1870). Daniel was s/o Aaron STARK & Mary BENNETT. Catherine was d/o Jonathan STARK & Mary/Polly CAREY. Daniel & Catharine had

Daniel, b. & d. 20 Je. 1812
Elizabeth ( 2 July 1813 - Apr. 1814)
Jane (9 Jan. 1814 - 1880+) m. 30 S 1842, Olney DASSANCE.
James, b. 25 Aug. 1816, m. 1848, Amanda STARK, b. 9 Mar. 1830
Phebe, b. 26 Dec. 1818, m. 7 Jan. 1839, Clark JACKSON
Mary Ann, b. 2 Apr. 1821, m. 4 May 1853, Stephen C. ROSE
Nancy Brown, b. 11 Je. 1823, m. 5 May 1850, John PATTERSON
Naomi, (15 Dec. 1825 - 30 Jan. 1830, sic, see above)
William, b. 6 May 1828, m. 25 Jan. 1854, Catherine CURTIS.
Daniel, b. 23 Oct. 1830, m. 30 S 1857, Mary Liletta GREY d/o Reverend John GREY
Andrew Jackson, b. 13 Feb. 1833, m. 21 Jan. 1869, Helen Eliz. BAILEY (25 Oct. 1848 - 17 Aug. 1872), had Rosa (3 Aug. 1872 - 1 Mar. 1880, sic). Notice the similarity to Sara, above. Maybe it was Sara R, & her mother HB.

FamilySearch database of the 1880 Census:

Newfield, Tompkins, NY, Jane DASSANCE, 64, with daus. Mary A. & Louisa.
Candor, Tioga, NY, James STARKS, 63, wf. Amanda, 50, & daus...
Bronson, Branch, MI: Febie JACKSON, 61, wid.
Coldwater, Branch, MI: Mary A. ROSE, 55, mother, in household of Arthur CRIPPEN, 26, & Ella, 24.
Elkhart, Elkhart, IN: Wm. STARK, 50, wf. Catherine E., 45, near their daughter Ella, 23, & husband Lawrence BARTLETT, 37.

More fun!







Re: Daniel STARK, d. 1838, Newfield, NY

Clovis LaFleur (View posts)
Posted: 20 Sep 2003 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Stark, Herrin, Zachary, LaFleur, Wagner/Waggoner
Thanks for the info on Daniel Stark and family. I looked at the data on the Newfield Village Cemetery website and also found
birth and death dates for Olney Dassance and his spouse, Jane Stark. She is listed as born January 9, 1814 in the CRS (Charles R. Stark Text titled, "The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations.") text entry while her older sister, Elizabeth, was listed as born July 2, 1813. This would imply Jane was conceived while her mother, Catherine, was pregnant with Elizabeth, which is not very likely making me question both dates in the CRS text. In this cemetery were two of their children, Mary A. Dassance and Lovesa Dassance.

Olney Dassance was born in 1811 [Inscription gives his age as 65 when he died.] and died February 12, 1876. Jane(Stark) Dassance was born in 1814 and died in 1898. Mary A. Dassance was born in 1842 and died in 1920. Lovesa Dassance was born in 1845 and died May 28, 1881.

Mary was buried next to Lovesa Dassance, who is reported in the cemetery inscription to be a daughter of Jane and Olney Dassance. Therefore, it's reasonable to believe Mary is also a daughter of this couple. Her 1842 birth year could be questioned for her parents, according to the CRS text, were
married September 30,1842, which, if Mary was conceived right after the marriage, had to have been born in 1843. If she was born in 1842, then she was conceived before her parents were married or CRS has an error in their wedding day.

Thanks for providing the information on this family.

Clovis La Fleur
Fredericksburg, Texas

Re: Charles STARK (ca. 1772, NY - 1838, MI)

Belle (View posts)
Posted: 12 Nov 2003 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: STARK(S) SKEEL PRATT
I think there are 2 Charles Stark(s) mixed up in this account. I have a Charles Starks, son of Samuel Stark(s) and Abigail Skeel, Birth: Abt 1793 in Plymouth Twp.,Luzerne Co.,PA
Death: 13 JAN 1874 in Lee Co.,IL Burial: Woodside Cem.,Lee Co.,IL
Married: Abt 1819
Sarah T. "Sally" PRATT b: Abt 1803 in Bradford Co.,PA

Either they are mixed up or there were 2 Charles Starks around in those days. From family correspondence, we know that when William, Samuel, and later, Elizabeth, Starks went to Mississippi, Charles stayed behind with his Father, Samuel, who died in 1834. After that this Charles moved to Illinois (to join his son?)

Re: Charles STARK (ca. 1772, NY - 1838, MI)

Belle (View posts)
Posted: 12 Nov 2003 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: STARK(S) SKEEL PRATT
I think there are 2 Charles Stark(s) mixed up in this account. I have a Charles Starks, son of Samuel Stark(s) and Abigail Skeel, Birth: Abt 1793 in Plymouth Twp.,Luzerne Co.,PA
Death: 13 JAN 1874 in Lee Co.,IL Burial: Woodside Cem.,Lee Co.,IL
Married: Abt 1819
Sarah T. "Sally" PRATT b: Abt 1803 in Bradford Co.,PA

Either they are mixed up or there were 2 Charles Starks around in those days. From family correspondence, we know that when William, Samuel, and later, Elizabeth, Starks went to Mississippi, Charles stayed behind with his Father, Samuel, who died in 1834. After that this Charles moved to Illinois (to join his son?)

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