James Starr

STARR, JAMES. Charles Town, Co. of Chester, Pa. 12 mo. 2, 1749. March 7, 1749. J.234.Wife: ---. Children: Samuel, Joseph, John, James, Moses, Richard Richardson and wife Mary, Rees Williams and wife Rachel. Grandchild: Rachel Starr. Exec: Wife --- and Joseph Starr.Witnesses: Jacob Hildebrand, Bryan Keegan, Jer. Starr.

JAMES STARR,b.10-28-1676;son of John and Mary Starr,of Coot Hill in the province of Ulster,Ireland,m.6-22-1705,Rachel Laybourne,b.8 mo.1686; dan.of Joseph Laybourne,of Black Hadleigh,county of Durham,England, deceased,and of Rachel his wife,now of Ardnahue in the county of Carlow, Ireland. James was a farmer in the county of Cavan,whence he came to Pennsylvania,in 1712,and settled in New Garden township. In 17I4 he was chosen clerk of Newark Monthly Meeting and overseer of New Garden Meeting. Upon the establishment of the latter as a monthly meeting he served as clerk from 1718 to 1726;was appointed an elder in 1727,and in 1731 removed with his family to Charlestown township,at the present site of Phoenixville. His children were Mary,Joseph,John,James,Rachel,Moses, Samuel and Susanna. Joseph Starr,b.in Ireland,10-19-1710,m.3-16-1739,at Goshen Meeting, Rebecca Lewis,dau.of Griffith Lewis,deceased,of Whiteland, and Mary his wife. They resided in Charlestown and had children,Joseph,Samuel,James and Isaac,of whom the first married Elizabeth Longstreth,dau.of Bartholomew and Ann Longstreth. James and Sarah (Minshall) Starr were members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting at first,but afterward of Uwchlan,where their children's births are recorded,but their exact residence has not been located. The Friends in the vicinity of Phoenixville were at first members of Gwynedd,but James Starr does not appear among the taxables in Charlestown,1774 or 1777. In 1792 he removed with his family to Middletown,Delaware County, where he and his wife died.

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