|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1777|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1810|
Samuel Starr married Brittaina Easton circa 1799. Their son was William E. Starr. According to the research of Karen Campe Mateyka, this son, William E. Starr, was born in Rome, Oneida County, NY, 04 Jan 1803. He married Elvira Amanda Stephenson 26 Apr 1827 in Edwardsville, Madison County, IL. Elvira was the daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Eleanor (Swearingen) Stephenson. William E. Starr died in Edwardsville 20 Apr 1843. Additional information is available at the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson homepage:http://www.stephensonhouse.org/
Samuel Starr's untimely death at the age of 33 left a widow and three young children. Fortunately, he left a will.
The will of Samuel Starr, Oneida County, NY, Vol 1, pp 279-282, circa 12 December 1810, provides interesting information: He bequeaths to his wife, Brittania, property of good bed, bedding, one large gilt framed looking glass, one mahogany table, half a dozen silver table spoons, half a dozen silver dessert spoons and one large tea server----all now in his present dwelling house. The best possible price is to be obtained for the pleasure carriage, sleigh, harness, horse, and the blacksmith shop. Other property monies shall go to his wife as long as she remains his widow and to the children. Samuel Starr also bequeathed to his said son William Elihu Starr his silver tankard, gold sleeve buttons which once belonged to William's great grandfather Samuel Starr, and his gold watch purchased about sixteen years ago. Other comments pertain to the time of marriage of his children and/or to when they attain the age of twenty-one years. The guardianship of his three children is set out: daughters Clarissa Betsy and Elizabeth unto wife; son William Elihu to his "much esteemed" friends Marius M. Gilbert & George Huntington.
After her husband's death, the widow, Brittania, married Dr. Erastus Brown. The Brown family eventually moved to Upper Alton, Madison County, IL.
This grave marker is a four-sided stone: Samuel (1777-1810) and George (1816-1822) on one side, Charles A. (1818-1864) and Benjamin E. (1807-1835) on another side, and Benjamin (1779-1852) & his wife, Achsah Ely (1787-1864), on the third side. The fourth side is blank. Samuel and Benjamin were brothers. George, Charles A. and Benjamin E. were children of Benjamin and Achsah Starr and, therefore, nephews of Samuel.
Many thanks go to Kathy Last for the grave photo, her assistance in obtaining a copy of Samuel Starr's will, and the transfer of this entry. Kathy has given Jane Denny permission to copy the Starr grave photo.
Brittania Easton Brown (1780 - 1822)*
Clarissa Betsy Starr Geyer (1801 - 1829)*
William Elihu Starr (1803 - 1843)*
Elizabeth Easton Starr McGunnegle (1809 - 1864)*
DEC. 15, 1777
died at Rome
DEC. 12, 1810
born at Madison
Aug. 16, 1816
died at Rome
APR. 14, 1822
Note: This stone is quite rough and weathered.
New York, USA
Plot: Section G Lot 6
Maintained by: Jane Denny
Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13852359