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

Chapter 10: Introduction Children of William Stark (Senior) & William Stark (Junior) Timeline

Part 4: The Third Generation; Children of William Stark (Senior)

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Chapter 10

 Introduction: Children of William Stark (Senior)

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William Stark (Junior) Timeline

 

Children of William Stark, Sr. & His Spouse, Elizabeth

William Stark (Senior) and Aaron Stark (Junior) had sons who would pass down the Stark surname to their sons and grandsons. John Stark had two daughters and the other children of Aaron Stark [1608-1685] were female. All males living today with the surname Stark --- who descend from Aaron Stark [1608-1685] --- are descendants of one of these two men.

William Stark (Senior) had three sons named William (Junior), Christopher, and Daniel and one daughter named Phoebe. William Stark (Junior) was born before 1689 in the region that became Groton, New London County, Connecticut in 1705. The estimated date of birth is based on a deed William (Junior) witnessed in 1710. If he was required to be 21 years of age to be a witness, then William (Junior) was born before this date. He died before 1736. According to one record, his place of death was in Long Island, New York. William (Junior) married Experience Lamb April 13, 1710, in Groton, New London County. She was the daughter of Isaac Lamb and his wife, Elizabeth. Experience was born before 1695 (but no earlier than 1685), possibly in New London County, but probably in Massachusetts.

The oldest son of William (Junior) was Jonathan Stark who moved to New Jersey about 1732. Jonathan's descendants would move to Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. before eventually settling in Indiana by 1820. 

Christopher Stark was born before 1695 in New London County and died in 1777 in the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania (near present day Wilkes-Burr). He married Joanna Walworth April 1, 1722 in Groton, New London County. She was the daughter of William Walworth and Mary Abigail Seaton. Joanna was born in October of 1699 in New London County and died after 1777, most likely in Duchess County, New York. Christopher lived in Groton until abut 1756, at which time he moved to Dutchess County, New York. This was a temporary move before all of his family moved to the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania (near present day Wilkes-Burr).

Phebe Stark was born about 1700 in New London County. She married Thomas Walworth before 1725, most likely in Groton. Thomas was the brother of Joanna Walworth who married Phebe's brother, Christopher. They moved with Christopher and his family to the Wyoming Valley.

Daniel Stark was born between 1700 and 1704 in New London County and died between December 30, 1757 - January 27, 1758 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. Before 1725, he married first, Sarah Culver in Groton. She was born in 1710 in Groton and died after 1743 in Groton. Sometime between 1743 and January of 1758, Daniel married Judith Fitch, mentioned as his now wife in his will. Daniel and his family did not leave Groton.

A brief summary follows of each of the children of William Stark (Senior) and his spouse, Elizabeth.

 

 

 

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Christopher Stark, Sr. who Married Joanna Walworth

• Christopher Stark, Sr. (Source:: Stonington Church Records, 1st. Congregational Church, Shows William Stark, Sr. and wife Elizabeth were united with this church June 19, 1698 along with sons William and Christopher.)

• Born: Before 1695 in Groton, New London, Connecticut (Source:: New London County, Connecticut Land Records, Book 1, page 385, First deeded property by father, William, Sr., March 24, 1716. To own property had to be 21. Hence he was born before 1695.)

• Died: 1777 in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania (Source:: Helen Stark Article, Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, pages 17-24, Titled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York & Pennsylvania", Quote "In this Valley (Wyoming Valley, PA), Christopher died in 1776 or 1777.").

• Father: William Stark, Sr.; Mother: Elizabeth Unknown.

• Married: Joanna Walworth, April 01, 1722, in Groton, New London County, Connecticut (Source:: Groton, New London County, CT, Vital Records.)

• Joanna Walworth: Was born October 1699 in New London County, Connecticut (Source:: Walworth/Walsworth Genealogy, 1689-1962, by Reginald Wellington, Queen Anne's Publishing, Centerville Maryland, 1962, Source: of Joanna's birth in October of 1699. To inherit her father's property in April of 1721, which she sold to her brother, John, she had to be 21 placing her latest year of birth as 1700.). She died after 1777 in Probably Duchess County, New York (Source: Helen Stark Article, Stark Family Newsletter, 1927, pages 21-22, article titled, "Christopher Stark's Migration to New York and Pennsylvania, Source: of Joanna living in 1777 at the time of her husbands death. Quote: "...for in his will (James Stark's will, son of Christopher Stark, Sr. ), dated 1777, his son James received the homestead with the proviso that he should take care not only of his Mother, but his grandmother, also. According to Cary (James mother was a Cary) family traditions, his grandmother Cary had been dead several years." From this passage, we can presume the grandmother was Joanna).

 

William Stark (Junior) who Married Experience Lamb

• William Stark, Jr. (Source: Stonington Church Records, 1st. Congregational Church, Shows William Stark, Sr. and wife Elizabeth were united with this church June 19, 1698 along with sons William & Christopher.

• Born: Before 1689 in Groton, New London Connecticut (Source: Groton, New London County, Ct., Deed Records, pages 86-87, witnessed deed in 1710 between his father, William Stark, Sr. and Isaac Fox. He had to be 21 to be a witness, hence his latest year of birth would have to be 1689.)

• Died: Before 1736 in Long Island, New York (Source: (1) Groton, New London County, Ct., Deed Records, Book 4, page 26, William Stark, Jr. was deeded property from his Father, William, Sr. for his natural life. When he died, the property then went to his son Jonathan. Jonathan sold this property in 1736, hence William, Jr. must have died before this date., (2) Groton, New London County, Ct., Probate Records, Packet #5107, Year 1743, Quote: "....John Start [Stark] now belonging to Stonington in ye District above sd son of William Start [Stark] late of Long Island in ye province of New York, deceased......" This is source ofplace of death).

• Father: William Stark, Sr.// Mother: Elizabeth Unknown

• Married: Experience Lamb April 13, 1710 in Groton, New London Connecticut (Source: Groton, New London County, CT, Vital Records, page 112, Records marriage of William Stark, Jr. and Experience. Children are listed on the same page.)

• Experience Lamb: Was born before 1695 in Groton, New London Connecticut (Source: Clovis La Fleur Estimate.) She died after 1736 (Source: Clovis La Fleur Estimate. Appears to have outlived her husband. She may have been the Experience Stark who married John Larkin December 12, 1738. (Source: Stonington Congregational Church Records).

 

 

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Daniel Stark who married Sarah Culver

• Daniel Stark:  (Source: (1) Groton, New London County, Ct., FHL Film #4294 Second & Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, pages 376-377, May 6, 1728. Records William Stark, for love and effection towards my son Daniel as a gift, part of my estate.... This would be a son William, Sr. named Daniel. He could not be a son of William, Jr. because William Jr. married in 1710, making Daniel less than 18 in 1728 and not eligible to own property. Hence, this Daniel in the above deed must be the son of William Stark, Sr., (2) Groton, New London County, Ct., Probate Records, FHL Film #1025051, Year 1730, Packet #5070, Names Daniel Stark as a beneficiary of estate of William Stark, Sr.)

• Born: Bet. 1701 - 1704 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut (Source: Clovis La Fleur, Jr. Estimate. I estimate he was born between these years based on it being after his older sister was baptized (1701) and 21 years before he was a witness for his father William, Sr. in 1725 (Had to be 21 years old to be witness). 1704 would have been the latest date he could have been born and be a witness in 1725.)

• Died: Between December 30, 1757 - January 27, 1758 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut (Source: Charles R. Stark., Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, (Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927), page 20, Quote "His will, dated Dec. 30, 1757, was proved Jan. 27, 1758....."). 

• Father: William Stark, Sr.; Mother: Elizabeth Unknown

• Married 1st: Sarah Culver before 1725 in Probably Groton, New London County, Connecticut (Source: Charles R. Stark., Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, (Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927), page 24, Individual # 94, Records the eldest son of Daniel Stark and Sarah Culver was born in 1725. Hence, they must have married before 1725. Quote "Daniel [Daniel #20, William #5, Aaron #1], b. 1725; d. Nov. 1787, ae. 62 yrs.")

• Sarah Culver: Was born May 24, 1710 (Source: Charles R. Stark., Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, (Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927), page 9, reports date of birth source as Groton Town Records). She died after 1744 in Probably Groton, New London County, Connecticut (Source: Charles R. Stark., Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, (Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927), page 25, Indicates her youngest child, Nathan, died in 1830 at the age of 87. Hence he was born in 1743. This is the last found record showing Sarah was living. Hence, she must have died after 1743 and before her husband married Mrs. Judith Fitch, mentioned in Daniel Stark's 1757 will as "this said wife").

• Married 2nd: Mrs. Judith Fitch [Source: The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark, published 1927, page 14. Dec. 30, 1757; The will of Daniel Stark of Groton was prepared and signed on this date. He named his son Daniel Stark, Jr. as executor and mentioned his wife was Juda Stark (Mrs. Judith Fitch], eldest son Daniel, eldest daughter Sarah, Nathan, Joseph, son of his said wife (Joseph Fitch], and youngest daughter Desire. Judith Fitch was Daniel's second wife.]

 

Phebe Stark who Married Thomas Walworth

• Phebe Stark (Source: Stonington Church Records, 1st. Congregational Church, Named as daughter of William Stark, Sr. and wife Elizabeth.) 

• Born: 1700 in Groton, New London Connecticut (Source: Charles R. Stark., Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, (Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927).). 

• Died: Unknown

• Father: William Stark, Sr.; Mother: Elizabeth Unknown

• Married: Thomas Walworth before August 1725 in Probably Groton, New London County, Connecticut (Source: Groton, New London County, Ct., FHL Film #4294 Second & Fourth Book of Records, Aug. 26, 1725, William Stark deeds lot to son-in-law Thomas Wallsworth for love & good will. Probably a wedding present for his daughter, Phebe, a common practice in those days.)

• Thomas Walworth: Was born May 1701 in Groton, New London Connecticut (Source: Charles R. Stark., Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, (Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927), page 13.)

 

 

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William Stark (Junior) and Experience Lamb Timeline

 

1689-1716

1) 1689 — William Stark, Jr. was probably born before 1689 based on his being a witness, along with Valentine Wightman, to a deed recorded Dec. 10, 1710 between his father, William Stark, Sr. and Isaac Fox, husband of his cousin, Hannah Stark, who was the daughter of John Stark. If William had to be 21 to be a witness, then his latest year of birth would be 1689. This is the earliest deed record found on William Stark, Jr. Source:: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 86-87. William Stark and Isaac Fox all of Groton........

2) 1698 — Baptized in the Stonington, Connecticut Road Church along with his brother Christopher Stark, Sr., 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. Will be referred to as CRS in the rest of this text.

3) April 13, 1710 — William Stark, Jr. married Experience Lamb, probably in New London County, CT. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

4) 1710 — William Stark, Jr. witnessed a deed in 1710 between his father, William Stark, Sr. and Isaac Fox, husband of Hannah Stark who was the daughter of John Stark, William Stark, Jr.'s deceased uncle. He had to be 21 years old to be a Witness, hence his latest year of birth being 1689. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 86-87.

5) May 22, 1712 — Becomes Freeman. Voted in town meeting along with his cousin Stephen Stark, as "excepted inhabitants in this towne of Groton." Sources: 1) Groton Town Meeting Records, page 34 (Transcribed by Eva Butler), 2) Stark, Helen, 1937 Stark Family Association Newsletter, pages 27-30; article titled, "More Theories and Some Questions".

6) July 4, 1712 — William Stark, Jr. drew the fifth teer, eighteenth lot, at Nawayunk. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, page 115.

7) December 10, 1712 — Jonathan Stark, Sr. born to William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

8) May 9, 1713 — William Stark, Jr. sold lot in Nawayunk to Edward Yates for 5 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, page 158.

9) May 9, 1712 — William Stark, Jr. is witness to deed transaction between John Shools and Nehemiah Smith, Jr. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records; Book 1, page 166.

10) December 21, 1712 — William Stark, Sr. for love, goodwill, and affection gives William Stark, Jr. property he purchased from John Plasto. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 225, 226

11) April 1, 1714 — William Stark, Jr. bought 50 acres of land from his father-in-law, Isaac Lamb for 170 pounds and on the same date, he sold the 500 acres received as a gift from his father, William Stark, Sr., to his father-in law, Isaac Lamb, for 150 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 232-233 & 234-235.

12) November 3, 1715 — William Stark, Jr. sells the 50 Acres he bought from his father-in-law, Isaac Lamb, to Daniell Elderidge, husband of his cousin, Abigail Fish, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Stark) Fish, for 180 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 293-294.

13) January 6, 1715/16 — William Stark, Sr. sells 40 acres to his son, William Stark, Jr. for 125 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, page 326.

14) March 3, 1715/16 — William Stark, Sr. deeds property to his son William Stark, Jr. and his grandson, Jonathan Stark, as a gift for William Stark, Jr.'s natural life and then to his son Jonathan Stark, upon the death of his father, William Stark, Jr. It would seem William Stark, Jr. would not be able to sell this property during his life time and the property would become the property of Jonathan Stark when William Stark, Jr. died. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 341-342

15) March 24, 1716 — 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 his brother, Christopher Stark, Sr.. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 374-375.

16) June 12, 1716 — Moses Stark, son of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb was born. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

17) August 28, 1716 — William Stark Jr. sells the 40 acres he bought from his father, William Stark, Sr. to Samuell Fish for 140 pounds. Samuell Fish is the brother-in-law of William Stark, Sr. who married Sarah Stark. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, page 328.

 

 

 

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1718-1730

1) August 18, 1718: William Stark, Jr. sells 11 lots in a place called Nawayunk Neck totaling 11 acres to James Packer for 60 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 386-387.

2) August 26, 1718: Elizabeth Stark, daughter of William Stark, Jr. and Elizabeth Lamb was born. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Town Records.

3) December 13, 1718: Abial Stark, son of Aaron Stark, Jr. and William, Jr.'s cousin, sells to William Stark, Jr. for a valuable consideration a tract of land. Christopher Stark, Sr. is a witness to this transaction. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 469-470

4) 1719: Experience Stark, a possible daughter of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb was born. Source: CRS, page 11 [Author's Comment: This birth recorded in the CRS book has not been confirmed by the records. It has been speculated by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman she may have been entered as a daughter because in the Stonington Congregational Church Records, it was reported a John Larkin married an Experience Stark Dec. 13, 1738. The CRS year of birth may be speculated and not based on fact. Some circumstantial evidence is beginning to indicate this Experience Stark was the widow of William Stark, Jr. Therefore, this daughter, Experience Stark, may have been one of several errors found in the CRS text and never existed.]

5) April 26, 1721; William Stark, Jr. sells property to Nehemiah Smith for 11 pounds and a cow & calf. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 1, pages 547-548

6) October 15, 1721: William Stark, Jr. and wife Experience sell 35A to Joseph Culver, husband of their cousin Mary Stark who was the daughter of Aaron Stark, Jr. and Mahitable Shaw, for 62 pounds. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 28-29

7) 1721: William Stark, III, son of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb is speculated to have been born in this year. Source: 1: CRS, page 11. Source: 2: Estate of Starke, William, Town of Groton, Date 1737; Packet #5071, New London Probate District, Groton November 18, a.d. 1737; "then Personally Appeared William Starke of sd Groton a minor & of proper age to Chuse his Guardian & made Choice of Daniell Lamb of sd Groton to be his Guardian before me, Humphre Avery Just. Peace, To the Honll ye Judge of the Court of Probate in the C. of N.L." [Author's Comment: This appears to be William Stark, III who is petitioning the court at about 14 years of age to be able to live with his Uncle Daniel Lamb, Experience Lamb’s brother. This document would seem to verify there was a child named William born to William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb. It will be shown later William Stark, Jr. may have died before 1736, most likely before the date of this probate record. William, III's choice of Daniel Lamb as his guardian is one clue and since he is a minor in 1737, he cannot be the son of William Stark, Sr. who died in 1730, for his son is William Stark, Jr., the subject of this timeline.]

8) April 10, 1725: 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

9) September 28, 1725: Capt. Samuel Fish sells 40A to Nathaniel Niles for 200 pounds. William Stark, Jr. is a witness. Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 172-173

10) 1725: Daniel Stark was born in this year. He married Jemima Culver. The text "The Aaron Stark Family", by Charles R. Stark, on page 14, mistakenly records Daniel, No. 94 as the son of Daniel Stark, No. 20 who married Sarah Culver. However, research done by Ralph Stoughton has proven there was another Daniel Stark in Groton, born about 1732, who married Lois Culver and was most likely the son of Daniel Stark, No. 20 and his spouse, Sarah Culver. In the CRS text on page 24 will be found, "94. Daniel (Stark) b. 1725, d. Nov. 1787, age 62 yrs; m. Jemima Culver..." which would place his year of birth in 1725. However, he is most likely the son of William Stark, Jr., No. 17 on page 11of the CRS text and his spouse Experience Lamb, as revealed in my source which follows. Source: "Three Daniel Starks of Groton, New London County, Connecticut, 1753 - 1758", by Ralph Stoughton, Gill, Massachusetts, 1956. [Author's Comment: See "Three Daniel Starks."

11) Jan. 16, 1726: William Stark, Jr. for a mistake made in the setting forth the bounds of a tract of land lying in Groton contained in a deed given by me the sd William Stark Junr unto Isaac Lambe late of Groton Deceased . Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 2, pages 521-522

12) 1726: Possible year of birth of Obadiah Stark, son of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb. Source: CRS, page 11 (Author's Comment: The year of birth of Obadiah is also probably estimated by CRS. Actual records have not been found.)

13) 1729: John Stark, son of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb was probably born before 1729, if he is a son of this couple as suggested by CRS. However, CRS indicates he was born in 1740, an obvious error as will be shown by the following document which indicates John was at least 14 years old in 1743. Source: Estate of Start, John; Town of Stonington; Date 1743; Packet No. 5107; New London Probate District; 1 Misc.; 1 Total Documents; Deposited in Connecticut State Library [printed card]. "To ye Honrll. Judge of ye Court of Probates for ye District of New London, John Start now Belonging to Stonington in ye District above sd Son of William Start Late of Long Island in ye Province of New York, Deceased, Being a Minor under ye age of 21 years and upwards of 14 years Personally appeared in Stonington, and made Choice of Mr. Richard Wheeler of sd Stonington to be his Guardian. November ye 30th 1743 Before Simeon Minor Justice Peace; New London Dec. 13th 1743; Richard Wheeler of Stonington acknowledged him Selfe bound in Deed? To be faithfull in his Guardianship as within. Recog. L100, (John Start)."

14) 1730: William Stark, Sr. died September 8, 1730. Source: Tombstone Wightman Burying Ground.

 

 

 

 

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1733-1743

1) 1733: The following deed suggests the property given to William, Jr. by William, Sr. with the clause it would become the property of Jonathan Stark, son of William, Jr. when William, Jr. died, is now described as being the property of Jonathan. Could this suggest William Stark, Jr. died between May 22, 1731 and the date of this deed, December 26, 1733? [Source: Groton, New London, CT. Deed Books, Book 3, page 125.]

2) May 5, 1736: Jonathan Stark, son of William Stark, Jr. sells 16 acres to Aaron Fish for 64 pounds. Could this have been the property given to him by William Stark, Sr. in 1715? Looking at the descriptions of both transactions it would appear they are the same property. This property was to be William Stark, Jr.'s until his death at which time it would become the property of Jonathan. Therefore, this would suggest William Stark, Jr. had died before this date. [Source: Groton, New London County, CT Deed Records, Book 4, page 26.]

3) 1736: William Stark, Jr. probably died before 1736 because Jonathan Stark would not have been able to sell the property until his father died. William Stark, Jr. could not sell the property during his natural life. John Stark's Nov. 1743 request for Richard Wheeler to be his guardian would suggest William Stark, Jr. and his family moved to Long Island, New York sometime after 1731 for it says, "to John Start now Belonging to Stonington in ye District above sd Son of William Start Late of Long Island in ye Province of New York, Deceased." Source: Estate of Start, John; Town of Stonington; Date 1743; Packet No. 5107; New London Probate District; 1 Misc.; 1 Total Documents; Deposited in Connecticut State Library [printed card]. [See full content in year 1729]

4) November 8, 1737: The son of William Stark, Jr., William, III, a minor, petitions the court to name his Uncle, Daniel Lamb, his guardian further indicating William Stark, Jr. has died before this date. William Stark, III, son of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb is speculated to have been born in 1723, making him 14 at the time of this request. Source: Estate of Starke, William, Town of Groton, Date 1737; Packet #5071, New London Probate District, Groton; November 18, a.d. 1737; "then Personally Appeared William Starke of sd Groton a minor & of proper age to Chuse his Guardian & made Choice of Daniell Lamb of sd Groton to be his Guardian before me, Humphre Avery Just. Peace, To the Honll ye Judge of the Court of Probate in the C. of N.L. [Author's Comment: This appears to be William Stark, III who is petitioning the court at a minimum of 14 years of age to be able to live with his Uncle Daniel Lamb, Experience Lamb’s brother. This document would seem to verify there was a child named William born to William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb. His choice of Daniel Lamb as his guardian is one clue and since he is a minor in 1737, he cannot be the son of William Stark, Sr. who died in 1730, for his son was William Stark, Jr., the subject of this timeline.]

5) December 13, 1738: The Stonington Congregational Church Records show Experience Stark married John Larkin. It is believed by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman this Experience Stark is the widow of William Stark, Jr. No records have been found of children born to this couple. The Stonington Barbour Collection shows the marriage of John Larkin to Elizabeth Roos; Oct 30, 1720; Vol 2, pg 73 (This info supplied by Carolyn Smith). The Stonington Congregational Church Records show that on Oct. 9, 1737,"Elizabeth Roos being very ill at her house, was baptized by Mr. Rosseter." This indicates she may have died in that year and then John Larkin married the widow of William Stark, Jr, Experience (Lamb) Stark. CRS shows this Experience Stark as the daughter of William, Jr. and his wife Experience Lamb. However, I believe , as does Gwen, she was the Widow of William Stark, Jr. and this is another error in the CRS text. [Sources: 1) Stonington Congregational Church Records, 2) William Harrison Larkin, Jr., Chronicle of the Larkin Family of the Town of Westerlie and Colony of Rhode Island in New England, Number 3 (Arlington, MA, 1935) retyped by Richard Fessenden Larkin, 1995.]

6) December 27, 1738: Joseph Fish, Pastor of the North Stonington Congregational Church, married Moses Stark and Elizabeth Holdredge. Moses was the son of William Stark, Jr. CRS, on page 18, reports they were married May 29, 1739. However, this date is not correct. Further evidence shows Moses Stark and his wife, Elizabeth, were baptized April 8, 1739. Clearly, this shows they were man and wife before May 29, 1739. [Source: Film #5081 CT New London, North Stonington Congregational Church Records; Vol. 1, 1727-1781; p. 73 Persons married in Stonington pr Joseph Fish, Pastor; 27 Dec 1738 Moses Start & Elizabeth Holdridge.]

7) 1743: John Stark, son of William Stark, Jr. and Experience Lamb was reported born by CRS in 1740 on page 11 and is individual #83 in his book. However the following document shows this could not be possible. [Source: Estate of Start, John; Town of Stonington; Date 1743; Packet No. 5107; New London Probate District; 1 Misc.; 1 Total Documents; Deposited in Connecticut State Library [printed card]. "To ye Honrll. Judge of ye Court of Probates for ye District of New London, John Start now Belonging to Stonington in ye District above sd Son of William Start Late of Long Island in ye Province of New York, Deceased, Being a Minor under ye age of 21 years and upwards of 14 years Personally appeared in Stonington, and made Choice of Mr. Richard Wheeler of sd Stonington to be his Guardian. November ye 30th 1743 Before Simeon Minor Justice Peace; New London Dec. 13th 1743; Richard Wheeler of Stonington acknowledged him Selfe bound in Deed? To be faithfull in his Guardianship as within. Recog. L100, (John Start)."]

 

 

 

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