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Husband: Asahel Stark Wife: Sarah L. Dark [Surname not known with certainty]

Birth: Bef. 1755; Probably Groton, New London County, Connecticut [3]

Marriage: Aft. 1775; New York State [1]

Death: Bet. March 21, 1821–January 21, 1822; Washington County, Indiana [4]

Birth: New York, USA [6]

Death: 1839; Edgar County, Illinois [1]

Children

1) Name: Samuel Stark [1] Spouse: Sophia Scott

Birth: Bet. 1775–1790 in New York, USA [7]

Marriage: November 10, 1819 in Switzerland County, Indiana [8]

Death: Aft. 1838 [1]

Birth: Bef. 1779 in Probably Albany County, New York [10]

Death: Aft. 1807 [11]

2) Name: Jasper Stark [9] Spouse: Betsy Unknown

Birth: Bef. 1779 in Probably Albany County, New York [10]

Death: Aft. 1807 [11]

Unknown
3) Name: William Stark [1, 12] Spouse: Victoria Betencourt

Birth: Bef. 1779 in New York, USA [13]

Marriage: March 06, 1808 in Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church, Louisiana [14]

Death: May 04, 1822 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana [1]

Unknown

Personal Notes: William Stark [Source: Pauline Stark Moore]

 

PREFACE

The Louisiana purchase in 1803 included the vast territory between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian Border. In 1804 the Territory of Orleans was organized. On 8 April 1812 the Territory of Orleans, which had been renamed Louisiana, was admitted to the United States as the 18th State. The land along the Mississippi River was mostly settled by the Spanish and the French, until 1803 when the United States purchased Louisiana from France. Immediately after the formation of the Territory of Orleans in 1804, large numbers of Americans from south of the Ohio moved into the new acquisitions. In 1805, Louisiana was divided into 12 counties and in 1807 the Orleans Territory was partitioned into 19 Parishes. The grants included in this volume are those which were presented for conformation in 1803. The settlers, mostly French and Spanish, had occupied the land for many years. The applicant gives information regarding how he acquired the land, how long he had lived on it,and frequently gives information as to his occupation, and the size of his family.

 

WILLIAM STARK, Son Of Asahel In Territory Of Orleans

No. 52- William Starks claims a tract of land, situate on the west side of the River Mississippi, in the county of Iberville, containing six arpents in front, and forty in depth, and bounded on one side by land of William Cunningham, and on the other by vacant land. This claim is founded upon a petition (requete) to the Governor for this land in the year 1795, with the certificate of the commandant stating the land to be vacant, and that it might be granted without injury, & c. It does not appear that the Governor ever acted upon or saw the petition. There are also produced affidavits, stating that Alexis Hebert, under whose title the present claimant holds, was put in possession of this land by the commandant, in the year 1795. But it appearing that the land was never inhabited or cultivated until after the 20th December, 1803, we are of the opinion that the claim ought to be rejected.

[SOURCE: FROM PAULINE STARK MOORE: "First Settlers of the Louisiana Territory"; Orleans Territory Grants from American State Papers; Class VIII, Public Lands, Volume 2, 348-437]

 

WILLIAM STARK MARRIES VICTORIA BITANCOURE

Source: Diocese Of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records; Volume 3 (1804-1819)

Diocese of Baton Rouge, Department of Archives

1800 South Acadian Hwy.

P.O. Box 1018, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

Stark, Guilenmo, of New York (Estle and Sera amitted) Married 6 March, 1808, Victoria Du Bitancoure 

Witness: Juan Grady; Hens Morrison (sjo-89, 1)

 

Author of the following: Pauline Stark Moore

William Stark was the oldest of Asahel Stark's sons. He was the first to settle in Louisiana. He married Victoria Bitancoure in 1808. They both bought and sold land on the banks of the Mississippi River. His brothers John R., Samuel, Daniel R., and Christopher all settled here, and bought land . They were there during the Battle of New Orleans, during the War of 1812. Now we know where Asa Lafitte Stark got his middle name. Asa was born shortly after this battle in 1815. William and Victoria gave the widow of his brother, Daniel R. Stark, a donation of $2,300 dollars for the support of Daniels' children which he names. It was this document that definitely tied this family with those children named. We have so many excellent court records, land deeds and probate records, all written by hand, and in detail. These have made the pieces of our puzzle come together. Our gratitude to those fine people ,who gave us so much.

Pauline Stark Moore

 

4) Name: John R. Stark [1] Spouse: None
Birth: 1782 in New York City, New York [15]  

Personal Notes: John R. Stark [Source: Pauline Stark Moore]

John R. Stark was one of the sons of Asahel Stark that came to Louisiana. He was enlisted in the 44th infantry Division and fought in the War of 1812. He fought along with a lot of civilians and other units in the battle of New Orleans. Very probably his brothers fought to defend their homes too. John R. was declared insane in 1817 and put under the protection of the courts. There are several legal documents giving the details of guardianship and care for him. He remained in this state for the rest of his life. His father left him stock from New York in his will. The other brothers owned stock too. After his mother died, he was put under the care of his brother Archibald Cass Stark. [Information found in Court Records in West Baton Rouge Parish and military records for War of 1812]

Pauline Stark Moore Article: Stark Family Association of Texas [SOURCE: NATIONAL ARCHIVES MILITARY RECORDS, pages 284-285]

Name: John Stark

Rank and Regiment: Rect. 44th U.S. Infantry

Description: 5'9" Tall, blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, age 32, occupation carpenter, born in New York, New York.

Enlistment: July 5, 1814 at Natchez by Lt. Peters for duration of the war, at Baton Rouge July 6, 1814.

Remarks: R.R. July 31, 1814- D.R. Capt. J.J. Miles Company February 16, and I. R.. New Orleans February 28, 1815 present Private I, R.P. M. Bcks. April 30, 1815. Discharged April 8,1815 at New Orleans, La. (77497-AGO).

5) Name: Daniel R. Stark [1, 16] Spouse: Nancy Hawley

Birth: Bef. 1788 in New York, USA [17]

Marriage: Abt. 1807 in New York State [18]

Death: June 20, 1820 in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana [1]

Birth: About 1789 in New York, USA

Death: Between 1860–1870 in Newton County, Texas

6) Name: Mary "Polly" Stark [1] Spouse: William Bresee

Birth: Bet. 1790–1799 in New York, USA [19]

Death: December 1846 in Coles, Illinois [1]

Birth: About 1790
7) Name: Sarah Marie Stark [19] Spouse: Alvin Crosby Graves

Birth: Bet. 1790–1799 in New York, USA [1]

Marriage: About 1817 in Probably New York [20, 21]

Birth: June 20, 1793 in New York

Death: June 23, 1865 in Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana

Personal Notes: Alvin Crosby Graves

1820 Washington Co, IN census p. 220

1830 Washington Co, IN census p. 572

1840 Washington Co, IN census p. 372

 

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Posey, Washington, Indiana; Roll: M432_179; Page: 233; Image: 280. Transcribed from scanned copy of original (Ancestry.com image database). Enumerated August 30, 1850.

Line 35, Alvin C. Graves, 57, m, farmer, Real Property: $1,800, New York

Line 36, Sally Graves, 51, f, New York

Line 37, Christopher M. Graves, 12, m, Indiana

Line 38, Rody Graves, 10, f, Indiana

Line 39, Alvin C. Graves, 18, m, Farmer, Indiana

Line 40, Mary J. Graves, 18, f, Indiana

8) Name: Christopher Stark [1] Spouse: Nancy Scott

Birth: 1791 in New York, USA [22]

Marriage: October 02, 1819 in Switzerland County, Indiana [23]

 
9) Name: Asa Stark [24] Spouse: Deborah Moore

Birth: 1796 in Onandaga County, New York [25]

Marriage: June 05, 1816 in Ontario, New York [26]

Death: July 23, 1870 in Monroe, Benton County, Oregon [27]

Birth: 1800 in New York, USA

Death: 1890 in Benton County, Oregon

Personal Notes: Asa Stark

WESTWARD TO OREGON [SOURCE OF THE FOLLOWING: PAULINE STARK MOORE]

Asa Stark is one of the younger of Ashael and Sarah's children. He was born in Cicero, Onandago County, New York. He married Deborah Moore, granddaughter of Charles P. Moore and wife Amy. The Moore family lived in Monroe County, New York at the same time that Ashael's family did. Deborah's grandfather died December 27, 1814. He was a lieutenant in Colonel Hopkins' regiment in the War of 1812. Deborahs' father and mother were Charles P. Moore and Mabel Heath. Siblings were listed as Deming Moore, Anna Moore, and Betsy Moore; all of Washington County, Indiana. Asa's father, Ashae, died in 1821 in Washington County Indiana. After Ashael's death, the family moved to Edgar County, Illinois. From the Central New York Genealogical Society Publication, Tree Talks, Volume 23, no.3, page 143, Sept. 1983; "Oregon Donation land--- people who applied, #4060, Asa Stark, born 1796, Onondago Co., N.Y.." We find this family in Oregon in early 1850's. They probably arrived about 1851.


CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IL COUNTY: CLARK DIVISION: Martinsville Prct.Dist#48 REEL NO: M432-100 PAGE NO: 258a; REFERENCE: 10 Oct 1850, James Martin, Asst. Marshall

9 1334 1334 Stark Asa 54 M Farmer New York

10 1334 1334 Stark Deborah 49 F New York

11 1334 1334 Stark Naritta 14 F Illinois

REMARKS: Handwriting hard to read

12 1334 1334 Stark Eliza 9 F Illinois

13 1334 1334 Stark Asa 4 M Illinois

REMARKS: Two the same age

14 1334 1334 Stark Deborah 4 F Illinois

REMARKS: Two the same age


Pioneers of Benton County Oregon [Source: Danell Aukerman]

DLC No. 4060 STARK, Asa, Benton Co; b 1796, Onondaga Co, N.Y.; Arr. Ore. 27 Sept 1851; SC 15 Apr 1852; m Deborah 5 June 1817, Ontario Co, N.Y. Boundary conf. with Nimrod O'Kelly. Aff: Jeremiah Criss, Abner T. Lloyd, Aaron Richardson.

Patentees: ASA STARK, DEBORAH STARK Acres: 265.17 Issue Date: 6/14/1877 Land Office: Oregon City Authority: September 27, 1850: Oregon-Donation Act (grant) (99 Stat. 496) Document Nr.: 4060 Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 015463 BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 015463

33/ 13-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 64

34/ 13-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 64

3/ 14-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 70

4/ 14-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 70

Asa's land in Benton Co., Twps 13s, Range 5W, Sections 33 and 34, Twps. 14s, Range 5W, Sections 3 and 4, near Peoria.

ENUMERATION OF THE INHABITANTS OF BENTON COUNTY OREGON TERRITORY AS TAKEN BY CHARLES WELLS

ASSESSOR FOR THE YEAR 1854. Copied from the original In the Benton County, Oregon Courthouse by Mrs. James 0. Moore Winama Chapter D. A. R. 1947

M 21+,M 10-21, M 0-10; F 18+, F 10-18, F 0-10

Aaron Richardson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Asa STARK 1 1 4 0 2 0 1

Casper Rickard 1 1 0 1 1 1 1


Spectator 18 Feb 1854: Gross Persecution: "I have been beset by the bitterest of enemies. I became an early settler in the Willamette valley- -the first in my neighborhood. My nearest neighbor, 12 miles distant, was J. C. Avery. When and where I settled, and still live, there was none to dispute my choice of location. At present there are no less than four jumpers upon my claim, and one of them almost within a stone's throw of my house...Robert GRIMSLEY, son-in-law of Isaac WINKLE, jumped my claim in '51 Winkle said he had measured my claim before Grimsley went on it, and that I had only one mile square. In '52 CRIS and STARKS jumped it. They set a stake in my field...BARTLEY [sic] said I claimed six sections of land. His younger brother refused to testify that I had made threats against claim jumpers. John THOMAS now occupies the house that MAHONEY built..." Nimrod O'Kelly Benton Co., O.T., Feb. 11, 1854


 

1860 CENSUS: Benton Co,OR:

STARK, Asa 64, Gardner, N.Y.;

Debra 59 N.Y;

Manietta 24 IL Idiotic;

Asa F. 14 IL;

Debba M. 14, IL

LAFFERTY, Sarah 28 IL

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1870 CENSUS: #648, Starrs P., Benton Co, OR: p. 87

LEMON, Jas. C. 39, MO;

Mary A. 10, OR;

Isaac N. 8, OR;

John F. 6, OR;

Alice 4, OR;

Josephine 2, OR

[wife Angeline at STARK residence]

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1870 CENSUS: #650, Starrs P., Benton Co, OR:

STARK, A.F. 25, farmer, IL

Deborah 72, NY

--> LEMON, Angeline 29, MO

STARK, Thomas 7, OR

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1883 Fed Pension Roll Index: Stark, Deborah Monroe widow 1812 $8.00 Jun 1880

10) Name: Archibald Cass Stark [1] Spouse: U. Rhoda Howe

Birth: September 11, 1801 in Onandago County, New York [1]

Marriage: March 04, 1818 in Penfield, Ontario County, New York [1]

Death: February 14, 1874 in Clark County, Illinois [1]

Birth: May 28, 1803 in Massachusetts

Death: May 25, 1862 in Clark County, Illinois

Personal Notes: Archibald Cass Stark

ARCHIBALD CASS STARK. FARMER [SOURCE OF THE FOLLOWING: PAULINE STARK MOORE]

He was one of Asahel Stark's younger sons. He was close to his mother Sarah and was made guardian for his brother, John R. Stark, who was declared insane. He was given the task of going back to Cicero, Onandago County, New York to sell the remaining property of Asahel Stark after he died. There was a notice in a paper, stating that he weighed only 99 pounds when he married. He was born in Onandago County, New York, was married in Penfield, Monroe County, New York, moved west to Washington County, Indiana, then finally settled down in Edgar/ Clark County, Illinois. He died there sometime before 1870, and is buried in the Auburn cemetery. (Note: Information for this piece was found in several documents, and from research done by Carolyn Garner, a descendent of Archibald Cass Stark. Pauline Stark Moore)


CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IL COUNTY: CLARK DIVISION: Auburn Prct. Dist #48 REEL NO: M432-100 PAGE NO: 193b, REFERENCE: 28 Aug 1850, James Martin, Asst. Marshall

42 398 398 Stark Archibald 49 M farmer 6,000 New York

1 398 398 Stark Rhoda 48 F Massachusetts

2 398 398 Stark Jasper 20 M farmer Illinois

3 398 398 Stark Samuel 22 M farmer Indiana

REMARKS: twin

4 398 398 Stark Archibald 22 M farmer Indiana

REMARKS: twin

5 398 398 Stark Sarah 18 F Illinois

6 398 398 Stark Nathan 14 M Illinois

7 398 398 Stark Desire 12 F Illinois X

8 398 398 Stark William 7 M Illinois X

9 398 398 Stark Ruth 4 F Illinois

10 398 398 Stark Rhoda 1 F Illinois

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Source: 1860 Census Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois. National Archives Roll M653_162, page 0. Enumerated June 13, 1860.

Line 35, Archibald C. Stark, 57, m, Farmer, $16,000, $300, New York

Line 36, Rhoda Stark, 57, f, Massachusetts

Line 37, William Stark, 17, m, Illinois

Line 38, Ruth, 13, f, Illinois

Line 39, Rhoda, 10, f, Illinois

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Source: 1870 census Wabash, Clark County, Illinois. National Archives Roll M593_195, page 482. Enumerated August 6, 1870

Line 9, Stark, Archibald, 65, m, w, Farmer, $300, New York

11) Name: Desire Stark [28] Spouse: Nathan Howe, Senior

Birth: February 20, 1803 in Manlius, Onondaga County, New York [29, 30]

Marriage: May 19, 1824 in Washington County, Indiana [31]

Death: November 11, 1868 in Cedar County, Iowa [29]

Birth: 1802 in Massachusetts

Sources

  1. Pauline Moore, Moore50@aol.com, Date of Import, July 2000.

  2. Washington County, Indiana Will and Probate Record (Copy of Original in Files of Clovis LaFleur & Pauline Stark Moore). This document spells his given name as Ashel. It has also been spelled Asahel or Ashael. [Note: The form Asahel has been adopted by me for my files. However, the form of his given name is not known with any certainty. Clovis LaFleur].

  3. Onandaga County, New York, 1800 Census. Reports Asahel is over 45 years old setting his latest year of birth as 1755.

  4. Washington County, Indiana Will and Probate Record (Copy of Original in Files of Clovis LaFleur & Pauline Stark Moore). Show Asahel made his will on the first date and it was probated on the second date.

  5. Thomas Cain, e-mail tomcain@iname.com. Date of Import: Jan 30, 2000, Thomas Cain, e-mail tomcain@iname.com.

  6. Thomas Cain, e-mail tomcain@iname.com. Date of Import: Jan 30, 2000.

  7. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. based on 1820 census for Washington County, Indiana which reveals Samuel is head of the house and 26- 45 years old. Although this would imply his latest year of birth was 1794, other census data show he must have been born at least before 1790 and no earlier than 1775.

  8. Indiana State Library, Marriages before 1850.

  9. Onondaga County Deed Records, Pages 508-509. Shows Jasper Stark & spouse Betsy Stark, sold land to Asahel & Sarah Stark, from whom Jasper first bought the land.

  10. Onondaga County, 1800 Census. Shows Jasper Stark as head of the house in this census. Latest year of birth probably 1779.

  11. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. Last document found on Jasper Stark was 1807.

  12. Pauline Stark Moore File, moore50@aol.com.FTW. Date of Import: Oct 26, 2000.

  13. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. Base on purchase of property Jan. 1, 1800 from Edward Lounsberry located in Onondaga County, New York [Manlius Deed Book, pages 266 - 269] If he was 21 or older, then his latest year of birth was 1779.

  14. Diocese Of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 3 (1804-1819). Diocese of Baton Rouge, Department of Archives; 1800 South Acadian Hwy.; P.O. Box 1018, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821. Record: "Stark, Guilenmo, of New York (Estle and Sera admitted) Married 6 March, 1808, Victoria Du Bitancoure. Witness: Juan Grady; Hens Morrison (sjo-89, 1)".

  15. Military Record, War of 1812. This record states John was 32 years old July 5, 1814, the date of his enlistment.

  16. Chas Alcock Southwest Louisiana Families database.

  17. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. Based on purchase of property in Genesee County, New York in 1809. If he was 21 years old or older, then his latest year of birth was 1788.

  18. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. based on first child born in March of 1809.

  19. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. 1800 census data for Asahel from Onondaga County, NY and 1810 census data for Asahel from Genesee County, NY.

  20. Bjorkman, Gwen, Contributor, Gwen Boyer Bjorkman File, gwenbj@seanet.com.FTW.

  21. Descendant of Sarah Stark and Alvin C. Graves, Carlos Claure McCalmont (E-mail: cala_cala44@hotmail.com).

  22. Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. Christopher purchased property in Louisiana in 1812. If he was 21 years old or older, then his latest year of birth was 1791.

  23. Indiana State Library, Marriages before 1850. Record actually records; "Christopher Stork m. Nancy Scott." Nancy Scott was the sister of Sophia Scott who married Christopher's brother, Samuel, one month later on Nov. 10, 1819.

  24. State of Indiana, County of Washington, Asahel Stark Last Will & Testament (Dated March 20,1821). Named in Will.

  25. Central New York Genealogical Society Publication -Tree Talks, Volume 23, #3, page 143, dated Sept. 1983. Record which states, "Oregon Donation land - people who applied; #4060; Asa Stark, born 1796, Onondaga Co., NY.

  26. War of 1812, Declaration of Widow For Pension, No. 28502

  27. War of 1812, Declaration of Widow For Pension, No. 28502. States death date.

  28. Asahel Stark, Asahel Stark Will (Last Will & Testement, dated March 20, 1821, Washington County, Indiana). Desire Stark, daughter, mentioned in this will.

  29. E-mail dated Oct. 20, 2001, Celeste Sands (E-mail; Celsete212@aol.com).

  30. Clovis LaFleur, Asahel Stark Biography. Following passage reveals where Desire's father was living at the time of her birth. "As already seen, the 1800 census reports Asahel and his family were living in Manlius, Onondaga County, New York. He had probably been living in this county at least since 1796 for his son Asa Stark declared he was born there in that year. Although there is no record showing Asahel received property in these tracts for his service in the New York Militia, we do know early in May of 1802 he purchased from James Knapp and his spouse Lucy the south part of Lot #73 [200 acres] in the region which later became Cicero Township, Onondaga County, and purchased the remainder of Lot #73 [300 acres] May 22, 1802. Therefore, Asahel now owned 500 acres in this region of Onondaga County. [Book B, pages 266 & 268 of Cicero Property Sales]".

  31. Indiana State Library, Marriages before 1850. reports Nathan Howe married Desira Stark on May 19, 1824.

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