|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1806|
Grand Isle County
Capt. Vt Milita, Rev. War
Info below provided by: Chazmanbsr
John Stark was born 1740/1 (OC/NC), the 8th child (6th son) born of William Stark and his wife Experience (Lamb) Stark. John was the great grandson of Aaron Stark (b. abt. 1608, d. 1685), an early settler of Stonington and later New London (Groton), Connecticut Colony. Legend has it that John went to Nova Scotia and settled in the Township of Cornwallis with two of his brothers, but after one of them (Zephaniah) died, he returned to Connecticut.
John married, April 16, 1764, Eunice Adams (1742-1843) at Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut. They had 13 children (1 son and 12 daughters): Samuel (1765-1851), Eunice (b. 1766), Sarah (b. 1768), Rachel (1771-1844), Abigail (b. 1773), Anna (b. 1775), Alice (b. 1777), Lucy (b. 1779), Sybil (b. 1781), Mary (Polly) (b. 1783), Nancy (b. 1785), Catherine (b. 1787), and Altea (b. 1791). At least one of John's oldest children (Samuel) was born in Canterbury, before the family moved to Pawlet, Vermont in or about 1768.
American Revolution (1775-1783) Service:
(1) Captain commanding the Pawlet Company, Colonel Timothy Brownson's Vermont Militia Regiment, 1777. He was wounded by a musket ball shot through his right thigh during the Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777, mended his wound for about a month, returned to duty with his Company, was present and engaged in the Battle of Saratoga at which British General Burgoyne and his army surrendered. Captain Stark and his Company returned to Pawlet and was discharged, November 1, 1777.
(2) Captain commanding the Pawlet (6th) Company, Colonel Gideon Warren's (3rd) Vermont Militia Regiment, 1778.
(3) Captain commanding the Pawlet Company, Colonel Ira Allen's Vermont Militia Regiment, 1780. Saw service during the two alarms at Skenesborough (now Whitehall, Washington County, New York) and Ticonderoga about April 1, 1780 for 7 days, and in the Fall of 1780, beginning on October 10, 1780 served for 24 days during the alarm caused by the raid led by British Major Christopher Carleton into the Champlain Valley and beyond.
(4) Captain commanding the 1st Company, Colonel Samuel Fletcher's Vermont Infantry Regiment ordered organized and into service by the Vermont Board of War, January 9, 1781, for the 1781 Campaign to continue in service until December 15, 1781 unless sooner discharged. John Stark was commissioned Captain, February 22, 1781, in lieu of Jesse Sawyer, refused. Stark's appointment was confirmed by the Vermont Board of War, March 8, 1781. Captain Stark served from the beginning of the 1781 Campaign to ending, November 22, 1781. He and his Company marched to and was stationed at Castleton (now in Rutland County), Vermont (Fort Warren) nine months.
John Stark served the Town of Pawlet as Selectman, 1778 to 1783, was Justice of the Peace, 1788, and Judge, Bennington County Court, Rutland Shire, March 1778 to December 1779. He was one of the 63 associates of Ethan Allen and Samuel Herrick who were granted the "Two Heros" (now the Towns of North Hero, Grand Isle and South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont), October 27, 1779. He moved to South Hero in 1800. He died from being kicked by a horse a few years later.
The Grave Marker shown in the photos accompanying this Memorial was obtained and erected by the efforts of VTSSAR member Robert Leo Chadwick, South Hero, Vermont. The marker was erected June 4, 2003.
Eunice Adams Stark (1746 - 1843)*
South Hero Cemetery
Grand Isle County
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Aug 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20749573