Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Starkses in:
 • Rossburg Cemetery
 • Rossburg
 • Decatur County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Edbert Finlaw Starks
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 28, 1863
Death: Jan. 24, 1937

Family links: 
  Sanford Sherman Starks (1894 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Edbert Finlaw Starks, 3-22-1863 – 1-24-1937. A descendant of pioneers – Leander Starks 1836 a Civil War Veteran, John Starks 1806 and John Starks Sr. "Soldier of 1776" – was the son of Leander Starks, 12-28-1836 – 1-15-1891, and wife, Lydia Catherine Price, 3-10-1844 – 9-29-1897, The daughter of Jeremiah Daniel Price, 2-21-1819 – 9-4-1894, and wife, Martha M Lytle, 1-17-1816 – 7-13-1881, both buried in Sandcreek cemetery, south of Greensburg in Decatur County, Indiana.
John Starks II, 4-2-1806 – 5-14-1889, and wife, Charity Meeker, 4-22-1810 – 6-30-1867, the daughter of Jonas Meeker, soldier of 1776, 3-5-1763 – Sept 1852, and wife, Charity Meeker, who died 8-6-1832. Both are buried in Tate Township, Clermont County, Ohio. Jonas Meeker, born 1763 in Essex County, New Jersey, enlisted at the age of 15 "For Guard and Tour of Duty and Call at Any Time" – In the War for Independence. By declared assignments he was with the forces that drove the British from Newark and Elizabeth Town and was in the Battle of Springfield in June 1780, at the same time his grandfather Captain Timothy Meeker commanded the Essex County, N.J. Militia. After service, Jonas Meeker entered Land in Tate Township, Clermont County, Ohio.
John Starks Sr. Soldier of 1776, was born in New England 1763, died "June 30-1841 age 77 years," buried at Neville, Clermont County, Ohio. Was married 11-11-1786, in the Dutch Church, at Fonda New York, to Catherine Neef, born 1770 and who died "September 1-1850 age 80 years." Buried in Springer Cemetery, Sec 4 TWP 10 N R 10 East three miles east of Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana.
John Starks Sr. served in the War for Independence as a Scout and in skirmish duty in the Mohawk Valley. The name John Stark appears on the roster of State Troopers. A Private in Captain Joseph Dychman's company of Colonel John Field's Third Regiment, Dutchess County, New York Militia, signed by the Adjutant General of the state of New York. After the war was over, John Starks Sr. bought a farm bordering the Erie Canal, at Penfield New York and remained there until the family migrated to Clermont County, Ohio. The children of John Starks Sr. and his wife Catherine Neef where: Daniel, Asa, James, Lizzie, Polly, Nancy, Isaac, Henry and John, who was born April 2, 1806.


Mary Ann Marlin Starks, 10-14-1872 – 4-7-1936. A descendant of pioneers – Charles Marlin 1845, Wesley 1823, Charles 1795, and Nathaniel Marlin "Soldier of 1776" – was the daughter of Charles Marlin, 8-8-1845 – 4-3-1898, and wife, Sarah Josephine Bird, 7-15-1853 – 12-3-1933, the daughter of William Franklin Bird, 11-24-1831 – 7-19-1922, and wife Dorcas Knox, 3-15-1833 – 3-18-1908, both buried at Moundvalley, Kansas.
Wesley Marlin, 3-13-1823 – 2-5-1888, and wife Mary Ann Harding, 1-16-1818 – 4-17-1864, the daughter of John Harding, 4-27-1790 – 3-3-1882, married 11-30-1815 his second wife Nancy Jane Abraham (Abrams), the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Abraham of Franklin County Indiana, who entered Sec 1 of Whitewater Township in 1811.
Charles Marlin, 1-18-1795 – 4-25-1867, and wife Tamzon Lane, 8-9-1800 – 7-4-1843, both buried in Marlin Cemetery, Franklin County, Indiana, in N E Ό Sec 20 TWP 11 N R 12 E. on land entered by Charles and William Marlin in 1815.
Charles Marlin pioneered in mapping roads through the forests, and clearing land for the plough. He was a leader in frontier activity, conducted a store at Stipps Hill, wasJustice of the Peace and laid out the town of Hamburg. In 1844 he built a double wing stone house on his land west of Peppertown, near location of the Marlin cemetery.
Nathaniel Marlin, soldier of 1776, served as a Private in the Middlesex County, New Jersey, Militia, in the War for Independence, as signed by the Adjutant General of the state of New Jersey.
Nathaniel Marlin lived and died in upper Freehold Township of Monmouth County New Jersey. Inventory of Estate filed May 18, 1807, Trenton N.J. records. Administration filed Aug 15, 1808, surrogate Court at Freehold, New Jersey. Disbursement filed Oct 10, 1815 to five children.
William Marlin born September 15, 1777, buried in Marlin Cemetery
Elizabeth Marlin who married Samuel Thompson
Ann (Nancy) Marlin who married William Thompson
Nathaniel Marlin born July 9, 1791
Charles Marlin born Jan 18, 1795 buried in Marlin Cemetery


Rossburg Cemetery
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Jeffrey Brandt Jr & Chr...
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46440960
Edbert Finlaw Starks
Added by: Jeffrey Brandt Jr & Christina Renιe Brooks Brandt
Edbert Finlaw Starks
Added by: Jeffrey Brandt Jr & Christina Renιe Brooks Brandt
Edbert Finlaw Starks
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Anita
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service