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Volume 1: The First Three Generations of Aaron Stark's Descendants in New England

Appendix 2: Christopher Stark (Senior) Timeline

Timeline for Christopher Stark, Sr. who married Joanna Walworth

{Prepared by Clovis LaFleur, January, 2002}

1695

Christopher Stark, Sr. latest date of birth was 1695. Son of William Stark, Sr. and Elizabeth, grandson of Aaron Stark, Sr. and Sarah. He was probably born between 1689 and 1695 for his older brother, William Stark, Jr.'s latest date of birth is 1689. Christopher was deeded property from his father, William Stark, Sr. March 24 , 1716. To own property, Christopher had to be 21, hence the latest date of birth would be 1695. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, page 385.

1698

October; Christopher Stark, Sr. Baptized in the Stonington, Connecticut Road Church along with his brother William Stark, Jr., Father William Stark, Sr. and Mother Elizabeth. Source: Records of the First Congregational Church in Stonington. Found in " The Aaron Stark Family", by Charles R. Stark, page 2; to be referred to as CRS in the rest of this text.

1716-1717

January 31; William Stark, Sr. deeds his Isaac Fox purchase to his son Christopher Stark, Sr. as a gift. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 333-334 (Note Recorded on this date. Probably deeded as gift in 1715.)

March 24; William Stark, Sr. sells one and a half acres to the Baptist Church. Among those who paid the six pounds are William Stark, Jr. and Christopher Stark, Sr.. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 374-375.

March 24; William Stark, Sr. gives Christopher Stark, Sr. property as a gift which is the homestead of William Stark, Sr. William Stark, Sr. and his wife to live possess and improve during their natural life, etc.. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 385-386

1722

April 1; Christopher Stark, Sr. married Joanna Walworth in Groton. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

April 19; Groton wood lot laid out by committee of town of Groton to Christopher Stark, Sr.. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, page 677.

1723

February 23; Zerviah Stark born to Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

August 19/20; William Stark, Sr. and Christopher Stark, Sr. exchange properties. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 14,19, & 20

1725

April 10; Gideon Cobb quits claim to property William Stark, Sr. sold to him in 1718. William Stark, Jr. and Christopher Stark, Sr. are witnesses. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, page 200

September 29; Christopher Stark, Sr. sells 20A to Nathaniel Niles, Jr. for 30 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 175-176

September 29; Christopher Stark, Sr. is witness to sell of 40A to Nathl. Niles, Jr. sold by Aaron Starks of Colchester. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, page 176

October 1; Articles of agreement between Aaron Stark and Nathaniel Niles. Witness was Christopher Stark, Sr.. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 173-174

1726

June 4; William Stark, Sr. sells 4 or 5 acres to John Stark for 4 pounds. Joannah Stark , wife of Christopher Stark, Sr., and Daniel Stark are witnesses. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 221-222

August 1; Phebe Stark, daughter of Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth, is born. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

October 13; William Stark, Sr. and Christopher Stark, Sr. exchange 150 acres. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 231, 233

November 1; Articles of agreement between Christopher Stark, Sr. and Valentine Wightman. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, page 236

1727

March 22; Christopher Stark, Sr. and William Stark, Sr. sell several pieces of property to each other. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 373-375

June 20; Christopher Stark, Sr. sells 100 acres to Abial Stark for 400 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 280-281

1728

April 1; Christopher Stark, Sr. sells 80 acres to David Collver for 200 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 446-447

September 27; Christopher Stark, Jr., son of Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth was born. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

December 16; Christopher Stark, Sr. sells 42 acres to Daniel Lambe for 42 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 410-411

1729

March 25; William Stark, Sr. for love and affection to son Christopher Stark, Sr. lifts the requirement set forth in the 1717/1718 deed of gift requiring Christopher to allow William, Sr. to live on the property, allowing the property to be sold by Christopher, Sr.. Daniel Stark is a witness. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 529-530

August 30; John Smith sells 121 acres to Christopher Stark, Sr. in Nawayunk for 300 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 528-529

August 30; Christopher Stark, Sr. sells 250 Acre William Stark, Sr. homestead to John Smith for 1,500 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 537-538

1730

April; John Smith sells lot in place known by name of Nawayunk Neck to Christopher Stark, Sr. for 15 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 530-531

September 8, 1730; Christopher is named Excutor of William Stark, Sr.'s Will. Source: FHL Film #1025051, Connecticut, New London Probate Packets, Year 1730, Packet #5070

December 23; Elizabeth Stark, daughter of Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth was born. Source: CRS, page 11

1731

March 3, 1732/33; Aaron Stark, Son of Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth was born. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records

1734

May 22; James Stark, son of Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth was born. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

1735

August 5; John Burrows sells 7 Acres to John Lamb for 7 pounds. Christopher Stark, Sr. is a Witness. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 5

August 27; Christopher Stark, Sr. sells 1 acre lot in a place called Nawayunk Neck to Samuel Burrows for 110 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 7

1738

February 26; Mary Stark, daughter of Christopher Stark, Sr. and Joanna Walworth was born. Source:: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records

1742

April 23; Prudence Fanning sells 15 acres to Christopher Stark, Sr. for 152 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 157

April 24; Jedediah Ashecraft and Margaret Ashecraft sell 15 acres to Christopher Stark, Sr. for 162 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 156

June 28; Samuel Fox and Mary Fox sell 15 acres to Christopher Stark, Sr. for 162 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 157

November 24; Tally Alias Martin sells 15 acres to Ensn. Christopher Starke, Sr. for 162 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 158

December 2; Christopher Starke, Sr. sells 43 and 1/2 acres to Nathan Niles for 790 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 162

1753

March 29; Petition for the formation of the Susquehanna Company was presented to the Connecticut Assembly, asking that the petitioners be allowed to make settlements on the Susquehanna River under jurisdiction of Connecticut.

July 18; Petition was granted and company was formed. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

1754

May 7; Christopher Stark, Sr. bought a full share in the Susquehanna Company. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

July 11; Susquehanna Company received their deed from the Indians. Company consisted of five hundred thirty-four members, each to have two shares with a total of 1064 shares. Members were from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York with majority from Connecticut. Christopher Stark, Sr. is named in the list of grantees as was his brother-in-law Thomas Walworth, brother of Joanna Walworth, who had married Christopher's Sister Phebe Stark. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

1758

January 27; Christopher Stark, Sr. sold land east of Fort Hill in Groton, New London County, CT. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

1759

February 25; Henry Cary assigned 6th farm in lot 4, located NE of present village of Pawling to Christopher Stark, ?? for 200 pounds.. Witnesses were John Franklin and Zephaniah Eddy. Source: "Settlers of Beekman Patent", Vol. III, page 644)

May 1; Christopher Stark, ?? first reported leasing land on the Beekman Patent. At a later date the names William Stark and Azell Stark were added to the lease. Record reads Christopher Stark, William and Azell Stark, Tenants; 1 May 1759 (Earliest year Reported); Lot 4; 341 acres; presence on Beekman Tax list from 1759-1769, On the Pawling Tax list, 1772. (Author's Comment: Could this be Christopher Stark, Jr.? Hard to say except for the names William and Azell appearing on the lease later, believed to be his sons.) Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1760

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

William Stark, probable son of Christopher Stark, Jr. and Susanna was born in Beekman, Dutchess Co., NY this year. Revolutionary War Pension for William was applied for in September 1822 in Monroe Co. NY at age 62. Received his Pension in 1823. Enlisted at Pittstown, NY. Source: Rev. War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files; Roll Series #M805, Application File #S42387

1761

Susquehanna Company in Connecticut held meeting in Windham, Connecticut. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1762

August; Company of ninety-three men started from Windham to form settlement in Pennsylvania near the Susquehanna River. Route was from Windham through southern Connecticut into New York, across the Hudson at Fishkill, through Orange County to the Delaware River, and then across to the Susquehanna River. This Group consisted of all Men. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

October 14; Christopher Stark, Sr. and his son James Stark were witnesses to a deed executed at Beekman's Precinct, Dutchess County, New York. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1763

May; Some settlers arrive at the Susquehanna with their families. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1764

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1765

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1766

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1767

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1768

May; Christopher Stark, Sr. conveyed his rights to shares in the Susquehanna Company to his sons, Christopher Stark, Jr., Aaron Stark and James Stark. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1769

June; Connecticut Settlers at the Susquehanna consist of two hundred inhabitants. Thomas Walworth is one of these settlers. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

September 12; Christopher Stark, Jr., Aaron Stark, James Stark, and William Stark living along Susquehanna. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

November; Pennamites, name for Pennsylvania Colonists opposed to the Connecticut Colonists settlements near the Susquehanna, drive the Connecticut colonists along with the Stark brothers out of the region and destroy the settlements. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Christopher Stark on the Beekman Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1770

June; Christopher Stark, Jr. and Aaron Stark return to Susquehanna, but are driven out again by the Pennamites. Christopher Stark, Jr. then apparently decided to give up the attempt and remained in Dutchess County, NY. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

1771

September; James Stark wrote from Pawling Precinct (Pawling was set off from Beekman's in 1768) to Capt. Butler at Wyoming Valley, "I have hired the bearer thereof, Timothy Pearce, to go on the same right for two months. At the end of two months I will come and take possession of it myself." Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

October 23; Aaron Stark returned to the Valley . Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

October 31; James Stark arrives in the Valley but returned again to Pawling. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Fall; Settlement is made between Pennsylvania and Connecticut and the Connecticut Settlers return. Five townships are organized during the next seven years on either side of the Susquehanna and called the Wyoming Valley. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

1772

Early in year; James Stark returns to the Valley with his father, Christopher Stark, Sr. and brother, Daniel Stark and probably with his mother Joanna Walworth. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

Christopher Stark on the Pawling Tax List. Source: New York Genealogical and Biography Record, Vol. 117 (1986), page 151, contributed by Frank J. Doherty. From Sharon Reck's manuscript entitled, "Descendants of Christopher Stark".

1776

James Stark mustered into the 2nd Independent Company of Westmoreland under Captain Samuel Ransom. Source: Edson F. Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1947 entitled, "Christopher Stark, Pioneer".

1777

Christopher Stark, Sr. died. His son James died soon after and in his will names his son James, Jr. Stark as executor with proviso he should take care of his Mothe and Grandmother (Joanna). James Stark, Sr. died in Military camp during a smallpox epidemic. Source: Helen Stark Article in Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, entitled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania".

More About Joanna Walworth

April 6, 1721; Before Joanna Wallsworth married Christopher Stark, her father, William Wallsworth had passed away. Probably when Joanna reached the age of 21, she was allowed to receive her share of property from her father's will, which she sold to her brother, John Wallsworth for 50 pounds. She would then marry Christopher Stark on April 1, 1722. Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 738-739; "Joanna Wallsworth of Groton, for 50L, paid by my Loving Brother John Wallsworth, Husbandman, all my right to any part of land that belonged unto my Honored Father Mr. William Wallsworth late of sd Groton, Deceased, 6 Apr 1721. Signed Joanna M Wallsworth her mark. Wit John Sholes, Jacob Vann???. Ack and recd 6 Apr 1721."

 

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