Frederick Starnes, Sr

Frederick Starnes, Sr

Birth
Alzey, Landkreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 1775 (aged 74–75)
Washington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Sulphur Springs Heights, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 17701442 · View Source
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Frederick Staring/Starnes/Starns/Stearns was born near the village of Alzey, in the Palatine region of what is now Germany c. 1700. He came with his father Adam, and uncles Nicholas and Valentine (and various unnamed members of their families) to Rotterdam, then to London, then arrived in New York in 1710. It is believed his mother may have died on the voyage as his father remarried in 1712.

Frederick married Mary Goldman, a daughter of Conrad Goldman & his wife Anna Ursula Ritz, other Palatine immigrants. They were in NY as late as 1733, when Frederick was listed as an Ensign in the NY Militia, spent a brief time with her mother and brothers on the Juniata River in Pennsylvania around 1740-43, and arrived in Virginia around 1744.

Frederick's first homeplace in Virginia was a 500 acre tract on the New River. In 1747, 1750 and 1752, he was granted tracts on Crab Creek. In 1774, he was granted a 238 acre tract on the Holston River. While it is not known for certain, it is believed that Frederick and his wife Mary are buried in this cemetery, near the site of their last homeplace. Descendants placed a marker here in his memory in the 1990s.

The children of Frederick and Mary were: Valentine (c. 1722-1761, m. Jean Cunningham, died in Pennsylvania), Frederick, Jr. (c. 1724-1779, m. Mary, killed by the Indians on the Kentucky frontier), Leonard (c. 1726-1782, m. Anna Catherine, died in Virginia), Joseph (c. 1730-1779, m . Katherine, killed with his brother in Kentucky), Adam (c. 1732-1816, m. Caroline Carlock, died in Tennessee), Thomas (c. 1734-1818, died in Tennessee), and Sarah (c. 1738-1820, m. Jacob Myers). Several in the family went to North Carolina in the 1750s and 60s, and the oldest and also younger children of Frederick, Jr. and Joseph's widow and children ended up in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


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  • Created by: John Field Pankow
  • Added: 26 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17701442
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Starnes, Sr (1700–1775), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17701442, citing Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Sulphur Springs Heights, Smyth County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John Field Pankow (contributor 46637223) .