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

Chapter 9: Children of Aaron Stark (Junior); Stephen, Abiel, & John Stark Timelines

Part 3: The Third Generation, Children of Aaron Stark (Junior) & Mehitable Shaw

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Chapter 9

Children of Aaron Stark (Junior);

Stephen, Abiel, & John Stark Timelines

 

Stephen Stark (Senior) Timeline

Stephen Stark (Senior) was the son of Aaron Stark (Junior) and Mehitable Shaw. He was born about 1686 in New London County, Connecticut and died after December 5, 1755 in either Lebanon or Colchester, Connecticut. He married Hannah Culver February 15, 1708/09 in Groton Township, New London County, Connecticut. Hannah was born about 1682 in New Haven, Connecticut and died about 1722 in either Groton or Lebanon, Connecticut.

 

1686

Stephen's latest year of birth based on later records would have been 1686. He was witness to a deed transaction dated Sept. 1, 1707. He would have had to be 21 years old or older to be a witness. [Source: See year 1707.]

 

1707

Sept. 1, 1707; Stephen Stark was a witness to property sold by his Uncle William Stark, Sr. to Valentine Wightman. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 29-30; "William Stark of Groatan … for the love, good will and affection which I have and doe bear towards my loveing friend Valentine Wightman......1 Sep 1707; Signed William Starke. Wit John Collver, the mark of Stephen S Starke, Alexander Huling. Ack 15 Jun 1708. Recd 31 July 1708."]

 

1709

1) Feb. 15, 1708/09; Stephen married Hannah Culver. [Source: Groton Vital Records, Book 1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

2) Court records show on April 20, 1709, the Grand Jury accused William Stark, John Culver, Isaac Lamb, Joseph Culver, Jr., Aaron Stark, and Stephen Stark along with their wives of holding unlawful meetings (Religious meetings which were not approved by the Congregational Church) and for assisting Valentine Wightman in settling in the community without the approval of the New London Selectmen.[Source: Neal, Donn, Web Site titled, "My Family Through History", URL is "http//www.user.shentel.net/neals". Donn's reference for this material was, "New England Dissent, 1630-1833, The Baptists and the Separation of Church and State", by William G. McLoughlin; Volume I, pp. 254-264.]

3) Dec. 7, 1709; Daughter Hannah Stark born to Stephen and Hannah Stark.[ Source: 1) Stark, Charles Rathbone, The Aaron Stark Family Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aaron Stark of Groton, Connecticut, Wright and Potter, Boston, Mass., 1927 (On LDS microfilm #1018909); page 9. (Referred to as CRS Book in rest of the note); 2) Groton Vital Records, Book1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

 

1711

Dec. 6, 1711; Stephen is a witness to a deed transaction between his Uncle William Stark, Sr. and Valentine Wightman which would allow William , Sr. to build a saw mill. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 106; "Articles of agreement made concluded and fully agreed upon the sixth day of December between William Stark Senior of Groton, and Valentine Wightman........... aforesaid Valentine Wightman for the making a dam....... till the medow is sufficiently drounded except it be at sum times between the first of November til the first of May only for the driving of a mill or mills that may be erected.........set their hands and seals hereunto the Sixth day of December 1711; Signed: Valentine Wightman. Wit: Joseph Collver, Stephen Starke. Ack. 4 Jan 1711/12. Recd 4 Jan 1711/12.]

 

 

 

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1712

1) Jan. 4, 1711/12; Stephen is witness to deed transaction between Valentine Wightman and his Uncle William Stark, Sr.[ Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 105; "Valentine Wightman of the town of Grotton … for 25L received of William Stark of the town, certain tract of land in Grotton beginning at Ephriham Colvers west corner, land of Ephrham Coulver, eastery bounds of the land which I formerly purchased of the above said William Stark; Signed: Valentine Wightman. Wit: Joseph Coillver, Stephen Starke. Ack. 4 Jan 1711/12. Recd. 4 Jan 1711.12."]

2) May 22, 1712; Stephen excepted inhabitant of Groton. [Source: Groton Town Meeting Records, page 34; " William Stark Junier...Stephen Stark...voated in towne meeting this 22nd day of May 1712 that above named persons are excepted Inhabitants in this towne of Groton."]

3) Jul. 4, 1712; Stephen awarded lot. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 115115 The names of those that drew lotts at Nawayunk & ye number of ye lots July 4th 1712; Stephen Stark fifth Lot in third teer....."]

4) Nov. 21, 1712; Samuel Rogers, John Rogers, Samuel Beby (Brother-in-law of these brothers) bought 100 acres from Stephens Uncle Samuel Fish, married to Sarah Stark. Note Stephen is reported as living on the land bordering on this property. This indicates he had received his portion of his father's property by this date, as had his brother, Aaron, III. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 133; "Samuel Rogers Senr and John Rogers Senr both of New London and Samuell Beby of New York now resident in said New London for 51L to Capt. Samuell Fish of Groton, 100a, Woolpit Hill, mixey swamp, Aaron Starks dwelling house near the house, widow Walworths line, land that said John Rogers sold to said Fish on the north with land now in possion of William Stark and Aaron Starke (This was Aaron Stark 3rd) on the west with Rogeres land and on Land where Stephen Starke now dwells on the south partly on said Stephen Starke and on said widow Walworth and partly on said Fish's land;… 21 Nov 1712; Signed: Samll Rogers, John Rogers, Samuel Beebee. Wit: Robart Burrows, David Fish. Ack. 21 Nov 1712. Recd. 21 Nov 1712.]

5) Nov. 21, 1712; This relates to the same and further shows Stephen now owns the property he inherited from his father, Aaron Stark, Jr. Note Stephens land is located to the east of his brother's (Aaron Stark, III) property. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 143; "We Samuell Rogers, John Rogers both of New London and Samuel Beebee of Southard on Long Island have freely given granted & bestowed upon our friend Stephen Starke of Groaton, certain tract of land, the said Stephen Starks dwelling house standing on ye sd land which sd land is bounded on ye west with ye line that is between the sd Starke and his brother Aaron Starke which sd line on the westward end of this land is the eastward line of land that ye sd Aaron Starke hires of the sd Samuell Rogers, John Rogers, & Samuell Beebee, land now in possession of Widow Walsworth, to his sd brother joynes upon ye land now in the possession of ye above sd Widow Walsworth and, that the sd Starke shall neither sell, exchange or any other way alienate the sd land with ye consent of his wife and one of us either Samuell or John Rogers during our life time and with this consideration we have given granted; Signed Samll Rogers, John Rogers, Samuel Beebee. Wit John Wood, John Rogers Junr, Aaron Stark. Ack: 21 Nov 1712. Recd 21 Nov 1712."]

6) Nov. 21, 1712; Same as above. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 143-144; "These presents are to signifie to all persons that we whose names are underwriten to wit Samuell Rogers, John Rogers both of New London in the Colony of Conecticut and Samuel Beebee of Southhold on Long Island have freely given granted and bestowed upon Stephen Starke of Groton in the Colony of Conecticut a highway of ?????? through ye land we have least out to his brother Aaron a Long on ye south side to ye end of sd land being bounded on ye Widow Walworth's on the south & on ye north with our sd land least to his sd brother Aaron we give it to him ye sd Stephen & his heirs forever as witness our hands and seals this 21 of ye 9 mo 1712 witness Robart Burrows, Marg [or Mary??] X Burrows her marke. Signed Samuell Rogers, John Rogers, & Samuell Beebee. Ack. 21 Nov 1712. Recd 21 Nov 1712.]

 

1713

1) Mar. 30, 1713; Stephen sold lots obtained in July of 1712. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 148-149; "Stephen Starke of Groton yeoman for 5L from Edward Yeomans of Groton husbandman, sold, two lotts of land at the place called Nawayunk neck,3A and a half, 30 Mar 1713. Signed: Stephen A Stark his marke. Wit: Nehemiah Smith Junr, Lydiah Smith, Margret M Palmes her marke. Ack. 30 Mar 1713. Recd 30 Mar 1713.]

2) May 22, 1713; Son, Icabod Stark, born to Stephen and Hannah. [Source: 1) CRS Book, page 9; 2) Groton Vital Records, Book1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

 

 

 

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1714

1) Jan. 14, 1713/14; Recorded that Samuel Rogers, John Rogers, and Samuel Beebee had sold 20 acres to Stephen. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, page 164; "John Rogers of New London … ack that I have sold to Stephen Stark of Groton a parcel of land joining to the 20A where his now dwelling house is which sd 20A was given to him by my brother Samuell Rogers, myself and Samuell Beebee of Long Island and Southhold as by a deed under our hands doth appear, bounded, between ye sd Stephen Starke and his brother Aaron Stark being land which ye sd Aaron Starke hired?? of Samuel Rogers and myself, Samuell Beebee, 8, 11m, 1713/14. Signed: John Rogers. Wit Hudson Springer his O marke, Sarah Collver. Ack. and Recd 14 Jan 1713/14."]

2) Feb. 3, 1714; Recorded that Samuel Fish bought the property Stephen inherited from his father, Aaron Stark, Jr. Shows Aaron, Jr. was deceased before this date and Stephen had received his share. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, page 203; "Stephen Starke of Groton, for 16L,… by Capt. Samuell Fish of Groton, all the right, all the estate that was my father Aaron Starks, ? Feb 1714 Signed: Stephen Stark. Wit John Wood, John Morgan. Ack. and recd 3 Feb 1714."]

3) Feb. 27, 1713/14; Stephen bought 40 acres from his brother-in-law, John Culver. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 190-191; "John Culver Junr of Groton yeoman for 25 pounds, from Stephen Starke of Groton husbandman, a certain tract, 40a, southerly end of the Great Meadow which was formerly called R0gers? Meadow, sd Gallup line, 27 Feb 1713/4; Signed: John Collver. Wit: Nehemiah Smith Junr., Lidiah Smith. Ack. and Recd 27 Feb 1713/4.]

 

1715

1) Feb. 13, 1714/15; Stephen sold 40 acres to his Uncle Samuel Fish, husband of Sarah Stark, for 90 pounds. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 204-205; "Stephen Stark of Groton, for 90L, by Capt. Samuell Fish,… 40A, bounded by, now in the possession of the Widow Walworth, Samuell Fishes land which he bought of the Rogers and Samuell Beeby bounded on the west with land that Samuell Rogers, John Rogers and Samuell Beeby leased out to Aaron Starke; 3 Feb 1714. Signed: Stephen Stark, Hannah Stark. Wit: John Wood, James Morgan. Ack. and Recd 3 Feb 1714/15."]

2) Aug. 2, 1715; [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, page 294; "Stephen Starke of Groton husbandman for 38L from Bieal Samons of Groton, all the land mentioned. 2 Aug 1715. Signed: Stephen Stark. Wit: Lydia Smith, Hannah Smith, David Collver. Ack. and recd 14 Aug 1715. The deed belonging to ye above written assignment is recorded in Fol 196."]

3) Aug. 5, 1715; Stephen's brother, Aaron Stark, III, sales property to Stephen for 12 pounds. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, page 295; "Aaron Stark of Groton husbandman for the sum of 12pounds from Stephen Stark of sd Groton, assign and make over this within written deed and all the land therein mentioned; 5 Aug 1715. Signed: Aaron Stark. Wit: David Collver, Abiell X Samons his mark, Lydia Smith. Ack. and recd 5 Aug 1715. The deed belonging to this assignment is recorded in fol 1707/8.]

4) Nov. 1714???; Stephen's brother's defend Stephen's right ot sell the 40A property to Samuel Fish. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, page 242; "Be it known to all Christian people to whom these presents shall come know ye that wee Aaron Starke, John Stark and Abial Stark all of Groton, together with our brother Stephen Stark of Groton defend the premises contained in a deed made by our sd brother Stephen Starke unto Capt. Samuell Fish of sd Groton baring date ----1714. South with land now in the possession of Walworth, 2? Nov 1714. Signed: Aaron Stark, John Stark, Abial Stark. Wit: Timothy Harrick?, Robert Bur???? Ent and recd Nov. 1714."]

5) Probably Recorded in year 1715; Deed shows property was divided at an earlier date between Aaron Stark, III and his brother, Stephen, probably in 1707/08. Also, on this deed , we find the Hannah (Culver) Stark is a witness. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, page 307; "Samuell Rogers, John Rogers, of New London and Samuell Beebee of Southhold on Long Island have least out to Aaron Starke of Groton …tract of land in Groton near his now dwelling house bounded on the northward the sd Starks own land and on ye south with land in the possession of ye Widow Walsworth and Eastward with the line which he ye sd Aaron Stark and his brother Stephen agreed upon to be ye line between them and on ye westward corners with two oaks marked this land wee have leased out to sd Aaron Stark for five pounds the year wch he doth ingage to pay yearly to either Samuell or John Rogers aforesd in currant money of new England till such time he can purchas ye sd Land of us ye said Samuell Rogers John Rogers and Samuell Beebee afore sd we having engaged to ye sd Aaron Starke ut whensover he shall pay unto us twenty shillings the acrew upon recit thereof we will give him a deed of sale of sd. Land to him & his heirs forever and if we should decease before the accomplishment of the payment hereof we do by these, 21, 6m, 1712. Signed: Samll. Rogers, John Rogers, Aaron Stark. Wit: John Wood, John Rogers Junr, Hannah Starke."]

 

1716

Jan. 23, 1715/16; [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 327-328; "Stephen Stark of Groton for sum of 5pounds 10 shillings, from Capt John Morgan of Groton; 23 Jan 1715/16. Signed: Stephen Stark. Wit: James Packer, Samuell Burrows. Ack. and recd 24 Jan 1715/16."]

 

 

 

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1717

Nov. 15, 1717; Son Stephen Stark, Jr. born to Stephen, Sr. and Hannah. [Source: 1) CRS Book, page 9; 2) Groton Vital Records, Book 1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

 

1718

1) Mar. 24, 1717/18; Stephen is a member of the First Baptist Church who purchases one and one-half acres from his Uncle William Stark, Sr. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 374-375.]

2) Nov. 21, 1718; Stephen's Brother-in-law deeds him 8 acres as a gift. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 373-377; "John Collver Junr of Groton, for love good will which I have and do bare towards my loving friend Stephen Stark of Groton, 8A, on Abial Samons land, Collvers land, 21 Nov 1718. Signed: John Collver. Wit: John Plumbe Junr, Sarah Edwards. Ack. and recd 11 Nov 1718.]

3) Dec. 25, 1718; Daughter Ester born to Stephen, Sr. and Hannah. [Source: 1) CRS Book, page 9; 2) Groton Vital Records, Book 1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

 

1720

1) Feb. 19, 1719/20; [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723, Book 1, pages 468-469; "Stephen Stark of Groton, for divers good causes & valuable considerations but more effectually in consideration of ye sum of 8pounds from Samuell Davis of Groton, right to the common and undivided land in Groton; 19 Feb 1719/20. Signed: Stephen Stark. Wit: Samll. Lane, Humphry Avory. Ack. and Recd. 19 Feb 1719/20.]

2) Dec. 6, 1720: Son Timothy born to Stephen, Sr. and Hannah. [Source: 1) CRS Book, page 9; 2) Groton Vital Records, Book1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

 

1722

Oct. 19, 1722; Son Samuel born to Stephen, Sr. and Hannah. [Source: 1) CRS Book, page 9; 2) Groton Vital Records, Book1, page 120; "Stark, Stephen/Hannah Culver, m. Feb. 15, 1708. Children listed on same page."]

 

1722-1751

1) It is believed the family moved to Lebanon, Connecticut sometime after the birth of Samuel. His brothers are known to be living in this area by 1725. Source: 1) CRS, page 9. 2) Clovis LaFleur speculation.

2) Hannah died sometime after the birth of Samuel, but the date is not known. [Source: Clovis LaFleur]

3) May 20, 1751; Stephen apparently sales property he inherited from his grandfather, Thomas Shaw, father of Mehitable Shaw. This is the only document that seems to verify the name of Mehitable's father. [Source: FHL Film #5595; Stonington Deeds, Vol. 5 & Vol. 6; Vol.6, page 217; "Know all men by these Presents that I Stephen Stark of Groton, for 30L recd. of Elisha Gay of Lebanon in the County of Windham, quit claim unto him all the right, that I have in one certain tract or farm of Land situate in Stonington, 500A, and is the same farme or Tract of Land which did formerly belong to my Honoured Grand Father Thomas Shaw Late of Said Stonington Deceasd and is Known by the Name of the Long Swamp and is bounded as follows: Easterly by the Lands of Joshua Holmes and Westerly by the Land of John Holmes and Northerly and Southerly; 20 May 1751. Signed: Stephen Stark. Wit: Isaac Huntington, Rebeckah Huntington. Ack: 20 May 1751. Recd: 30 May 1751."]

 

1755

Dec. 3, 1755; Stephen Stark is a witness to his brother's will on this date. [Source: Donald L. Jacobus Stark Family Research for Mrs. H. S. McKee dated July 6, 1951. Quote: "Will of Abiel Stark of Colchester, made 3 Dec. 1755, proved 5 Jan. 1756, named wife Mary......... Witnesses: Stephen Stark, Obadiah Stark, Rev. Benjamin Throop [Colchester, Connecticut Probate # 2869.]

We can presume Stephen died sometime after this date. Source: Clovis LaFleur Speculation

 

 

 

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Abiel Stark Timeline

Abiel Stark was born before February 1688/89 in Groton New London County, Connecticut, and died Between December 03, 1755 and January 05, 1756 in Colchester, Connecticut. He married Mary Walworth. Document dated April 20, 1721 indicates Abiel and Mary Wallsworth were married before this date. She was the daughter of William Walworth and Mary Seaton, born February 06, 1693/94 in Fisher Island, Connecticut (Later New York) and died August 23, 1771 in Norwich or Lebanon, Connecticut.

 

1689

This would be the latest year of birth for Abiel. The earliest document found related to Abiel was dated Feb. 14, 1709/10. He was a witness to a deed between his Uncle William Stark, Sr. and Valentine Wightman. He had to be 21 years old to be a witness, hence his latest year of birth would be Feb. 1688/89. [Source: See Source for year 1710.]

 

1710

Feb. 14, 1709/10; Abiel is a witness to deed transaction between his Uncle William Stark, Sr. and Valentine Wightman. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page172. "William Stark of the town of Groton... for four pounds currant monie of New England payed by Valentine Weightman..... 14 Feb 1710; Signed William Starke. Wit Aaron Stark, Aabiel Stark. Ack Mr. William Starke 8 Mar 1709/10. Recd 8 Mar 1709/10."]

 

1716

1) Feb. 3, 1715/16; Abiel purchased Mary Culver's (Daughter of Ephraim Culver] share of her father's estate for 8 pounds. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page306. "Mary Collver of Groton... for 8L... from Abiel Stark of Groton husbandman ... sold... all my right title interest in the estate that ever was my fathers Ehrems Collver of Groton deceased in the Collonyof Connecticut. 3 Feb 1715/16. Signed: Mary M Collver her mark. Wit: Nehemiah Smith Junr, LydiaSmith. Ack and Recd 3 Feb 1715/16."]

2) May 29, 1716; Abiel gives up any further claim to the estate of his father, Aaron Stark, Jr. in favor of his brother, Aaron Stark, III. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 310. "Be it known, the subscribers do acknowledge that we have received our full parts of shears of all ye estate that was our father Aaron Starks of Groton deceased, and acquit all our right title claim or demand whatsoever of or unto the estate of our sd father Aaron Starke and to every part therof unto our brother Aaron Stark of said Groton. 29 May 1716. Signed: John Stark, Aabiel Stark, Joseph Collver, Sarah Stark. Wit: Samll. Fox, David Collver. Ack and recd 29 May 1716."]

3) Apr. 2, 1716; Abiel and his brother, Aaron Stark, III, witness a deed transaction between Isaac Lamb, (Father-in-Law of William Stark, Jr., Abiel's cousin) and Ephraim Culver, Jr. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 435. "Isaac Lambe of Groton yeoman... for 30L... from Ephraim Culver of Groton husbandman... 40A... William Gallops land northerly upon Thomas Lambs land westerly upon the aforesd Isaac Lambs medow....corner tree of John Starks and so bounded southwest upon John Starkes Land. 2 Apr 1716. Signed: Isaac lamb. Wit: Aaron Stark, Abiah Stark. Ack and recdd 3 Apr 1716."]

 

1717

May 6, 1717; Abiel is again a witness to deed transaction. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 351-352. "Andrew Davis of Groton...for love and good will... to my son Comfort Davis of Groton... 1A in the town of Groton near the dwelling house of the sd Andrew Davis. 6 May 1717. Signed: Andrew Davis. Wit: John Williams, Abiel Stark. Ack and recd 6 May 1717."]

 

1718

1) Mar. 24, 1717/1718; Abiel is one of those named on the Baptist Church Deed purchasing 0ne and one-half acres from Abiel's Uncle William Stark. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 374-375.]

2) Dec. 13, 1718; This deed transaction shows Abiel sold property to his cousin, William Stark, Jr. However, it was acknowledged in Lebanon Jan. 2 1718/19. This is the first indication Abiel is moving from Groton to Lebanon. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 469-470. "Abiall Stark of Groton... sell... to William Stark Junr. of Groton for a valuable consideration... all my right & title of the within mentioned tract of Land. 13 Dec 1718. Signed: Abiall Stark. Wit: Samll. Burrows, Christopher Stark. Ack in Lebanon 2 Jan 1718/19 and recd 16 Apr 1719."]

3) Dec. 25, 1718; As shown in (2) this deed shows Abial purchased property from Joseph Stebins in Lebanon, further showing Abiel had moved to Lebanon. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Abial Start; Grantor; Joseph Stebins; Book 3, page 150; W 25 Dec. 1718."]

 

 

 

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1720

May 20, 1720; Abiel sold the property he bought from Mary Culver for 8 pounds in in 1716 back to her brother, Ephraim Culver, Jr. for 32 pounds. Note Abile is now recorded as a resident of Lebanon. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1. "Abiall Starke of Lebanon in ye county of New London... husbandman for 32L... from Josh. Collver Junr.... in ye town of Groton at tract of land Ephraim Collver Senr late of Groton decd dyed lawfully heired of without partition among ye heirs of ye sd Ephraim Collver ye sd Abiall Starke doth hereby for him.... conveigh all ye estate that he heth in & unto ye sd Tract of Land unto ye sd Joseph Collver. Signed: Aabiel Starke. Wit: Samll Avery, John Ledyard. Ack and recd 10 May 1720."]

 

1721

Abiel Stark and Mary Walworth were married before Apr. 20, 1721 as will be seen in the next item. This document shows on this date he was married to a lady named Mary who would seem to have been the sister of "James Wallsworth, deceased." Therefore, her surname was Wallsworth/Walworth. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, page 194. "Abial Stark of Lebanon and Mary his wife quit claim to Thomas Wallsworth of Groton... right in estate of James Wallsworth... Dated 20 Apr 1721. Recd 9 Sep 1726. Signed: Abial Stark, Mary X Stark. Wit: Gershom Clark?, William Clarke?"]

 

1722

Apr. 19, 1722; Abiel has a lot laid out to him by the Groton Committee. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 676-677. "We whose names are undr. Written being a Committee to lett out the Commons according to the vote of the town passed in Groton 16 Apr 1719... have layed out 19 Apr 1722 to Abial Starke one wood Lot... corner of Christopher Stark his wood lot. Signed: Nehemiah Smith Junr, Nicholas Street, Samll. Lester. Recd 19 Apr 1722.]

 

1725

1) Jan. 8, 1724/25; Abiel Stark, Jr. Born: Source: Charles R. Stark, The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, Published by Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass. 1927, page 10.

2) Dec. 28, 1725; Abial sold the lot he received from the Groton Committee in 1722 for 26 pounds. Note they show him as resident of Groton. I believe this must have been an error by the Recorder. Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, page 369. "Abial Stark of Groton for 26L to Mr. Nathaniel Niles of South Kings Town Road Island yeoman... wood lot laid out to the sd Stark... adjoining to the sd Niles his farm... wood lot laid out to Christopher Stark. Dated 28 Dec 1725. Recd 13 May 1728. Signed: Abial Stark. Wit: Thomas Chipman, Benjamin Minor."

3) Nathan Stark was born in this year. Source: Charles R. Stark, The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, Published by Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass. 1927, page 10.

 

1726

1) Oct. 13, 1726; Abiel is witness to deed of exchange between his Uncle William Stark, Sr. and William's son, Christopher. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, page 231.]

2) Dec. 3, 1726; This deed seems to confirm the transaction recorded Dec. 1725. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, page 370. "Abial Stark farmer to Nathaniel Niles of South Kings Town in Road Island yeoman.... Corner of Christopher Stark... laid out to Abial Stark by the Committee of Groton 14 Apr 1722. Dated 3 Dec 1726. Recd 3 Dec 1726. Signed: Abial Stark. Wit: John Wallsworth, Joshua Morgan."]

3) Mary Stark born in this year. [Source: Charles R. Stark, The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, Published by Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass. 1927, page 10.]

 

1727

Jun. 20, 1727; Abial purchased 100 acres from his Cousin, Christopher Stark, for 400 pounds. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, pages 280-281. "Christopher Stark of Groton for 400L paid by Abial Stark.... 100A.... by Nathaniel Nyles.... Mr. Wightmans line. Dated 20 Jun 1727. Recd 21 Jun 1727. Signed: Christopher Stark. Wit: Thomas Chipman, Thomas Chipman Jun."]

 

 

 

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1728

1) Mar. 18, 1727/28; Abial appears to have sold back the 100 acres purchased from Christopher Stark Jun. 20, 1727 for the same amount he paid, 400 pounds. It would appear again, the recorder reports Abiel is a resident of Groton. However, in the next item, he is again recorded as a resident of Lebanon. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, pages 375-376. "Abial Stark of Groton farmer for 400L paid by Christopher Stark farmer... 100A... Mr. Nathaniel Niles... Mr. Whitman’s line. Dated 18 Mar 1728. Recd 25 Nov 1728. Signed: Abiel Stark. Wit: John Collver, Hannah Ayer.]

2) Nov. 7, 1728; Abiel's spouse, Mary Walworth, must have inherited property from her father, William Walworth. Note this record shows Abiel is a resident of Lebanon. This transaction appears to show Abiel and his spouse sold her share of her father's estate to her brother, Thomas Walworth for 50 pounds. Thomas Walworth was married to Phebe Stark, cousin of Abiel Stark. Note this transaction was not recorded until Mar. 14, 1746/47. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 4, page 202. "Abiall Starke and his wife Mary Starke of Lebanon in the County of Windham and Colony of Connecticut... for 50L paid by their loving brother Thomas Wallsworth of Lebanon.... all their right... to all estate belonging to their Honoured Father Mr. William Wallsworth Late of said Groton Deceased. Dated 7 Nov 1728. Recd. 14 Mar 1746/7. Signed: Abiall Stark, Mary M Stark her mark. Wit: Sarah West, Ebenezer West.]

 

1729

Apr. 22, 1729; This transaction appears to give up any further claims by Abiel to the property of his father, Aaron Stark, Jr.'s estate, to his sister, Mary Stark and her spouse, Joseph Culver. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, pages 442-443. "Abial Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham husbandman for divers good causes and considerations quit claimed to Joseph Collver Junr of Groton for his full and peaceable possession. Dated 22 Apr 1729. Recd 9 Nov 1729. Signed: Abial Stark. Wit: Benjamin Southworth, Ebenezer West."]

 

1731

1) Apr. 27, 1731; This record was recorded on this date. Abiel Stark purchased from his brother, 10 acres which was originally purchased by their grandfather, Aaron Stark, Sr. This may have been part of the Purchase Aaron Stark made from Rev. William Thompson in 1664. [Source: FHL Film #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, page 121. " Aaron Stark of Colchester in the County of Hartford... for the sum of 20L... paid by Abial Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham... common or undivided land... and more especially to a 10A grant purchased by my Grand Father which may more fully appear by Record. 9 Apr ????. Signed: Aaron Stark. Wit: ------, -----. Ack and recd 27 Apr 1731."]

2) Apr. 22, 1731; Abiel appears to have set boundaries with Stephen and Samuel Lee in Lebanon. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, Abial; Grantor; Stephen & Saml. Lee & Wm. Wattles; Book 4, page344; Bounds; 22 Apr 1731.]

3) April 27, 1731; Not sure if Abiel purchased property from Gershom Hinckley. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, Abial; Grantor; Gershom Hinckley; Book 5, page 76; W; 27 Apr 1731.]

 

1732

1) Mar. 27, 1732; Abiel releases property to his brother-in-law, Thomas Walworth, married to his cousin, Phebe Stark. [Source: FHL Film #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, page 74-75. "Deed of Release from Abial Stark of Lebanon in the county of Windham... unto Thomas Wallsworth... right in first division woodlot which right formerly belonged to Isaac Fox of Groton and now in the hands or right of the sd Stark by the reason of said Wallsworths deed being lost and... do by these presents... all my right. 27 Mar 1732. Signed: Aabial Stark. Wit: Ebenezer West, Joshua West. Ack and recd 26 Oct 1732."]

2) 1732; Abiel sold property to his cousin, Christopher Stark (Son of William Stark, Sr.). [Source: FHL Film #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, page 91-92. "Abial Stark of Lebenon county of Windham for 7L paid by Christopher Stark of Groton... all my right... excepting first to... ???/ ??/ 1732. Signed: Abial Stark. Wit: Ebenezer Bo??, John Patridge. Ack and recd 17 Apr 1733."]

3) Appears Abial again confirms his boundary with Stephen and Samuel Lee. Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, Abial; Grantee; Stephen & Samuel Lee; Book 4, page 416; Bounds; 1732.]

 

1733

Dec. 6, 1733; Abiel 1400 pounds to purchase land in Groton near his cousin, Daniel Stark's land. He bought from John Smith who was probably the Step-son of Elizabeth (Stark) Smith, daughter of Aaron Stark, Sr. [Source: FHL Film #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, page 125. "John Smith of Groton... for 1400L... paid by Abiel Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham... certain tract of Land... 300A... Thomas ??? land... & Niles Orchard... from thence with Daniel Starks land... sd Whitmans Land... Jonathan Starks southwest corner... Country Road... Recorded in Groton with the Meeting House thereon. 6 Dec 1733. Signed: John Smith. Wit: John Wilson?, James Ashby. Ack and recd 27 Dec 1733."]

 

 

 

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1735

1) Feb. 25, 1735; Abiel, still reported in Lebanon. [Source: FHL Film #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, page 92. "Abial Stark of Lebenon County of Windham all my right parcel of land which formerly was Isaac Foxes his right unto Charles Stark?? of Groton and the above sd Christopher Stark having... which should have contained the right or property of land... the above sd Abial Stark do... By the abovesd Isaac Fox his right... Common land in Groton. 25 Feb 1735. Signed: Abial Stark. Wit: Ebenezer ????, John Partridge.]

2) May, 1735; Silas Stark born. A daughter who married Nathan Walworth was also born to Abiel and Mary but her date of birth is not known. [Source: Charles R. Stark, The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, Published by Wright & Potter, Boston, Mass. 1927, page 10.]

3) Dec. 2, 1735; Abiel sold property to his brother-in-law, John Walworth. [Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 4, page 10. "Abial Stark of Lebenon in the County of Windham for 8L of John Wallsworth of Groton... one second division in the common. Dated 2 Dec 1735. Recd 2 Dec 1735. Signed: Abial Stark. Wit: Thos. Wallsworth, Nathan Niles."]

 

1739

Jun 30, 1739; Lebanon deed transaction between Abiel and John & Andrew Alden. Apprently Abiel is receiving property. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, Abial; Grantor: John & Andrew Alden; Book 6, page 63; W; 30 Jun 1739.]

 

1745

1) May 9, 1745; Abiel again receives property. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, Abial; Grantor; Samuel & Ann Cogswell; Book 6, page 481; W; 9 May 1745.]

2) May 9, 1745; Abiel receives property. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, Abial; Grantor; Peter Thacher; Book 6, page 481; W; 9 May 1745.]

 

1746-1754

1) May 30, 1746; Abiel sells property to John Smith, perhaps the same Smith mentioned above. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, Abial; Grantee; John Smith; Book 7, page 46; W; 30 May 1746.]

2) Aug. 14, 1748; Abiel probably gives property to his son, Abiel Stark, Jr. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, Abial; Grantee; Stark, Abiel; Grantor; Hezekiah Huntington & John Ledyard; Book 7, page 221; W; 14 Aug 1748.]

3) Jun 5, 1749; Abiel sells property to Matthew Polly. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, Abiel; Grantee; Matthew Polly; Book 7, page 254; W ; 5 Jun 1749.]

4) March 20, 1750/51; Abiel quits claim to property again to Mathew Polly. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, Abiel; Grantee; Matthew Polly; Book 7, page 331; Q.C.; 20 Mch 1750/51.]

5) Nov. 4, 1754; Abiel sells property to John Polly. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, Abial; Grantee; John Polley; Book 8, page 337; W; 4 Nov 1754.]

 

1755

Dec. 3, 1755; Will made for Abiel Stark on this date in Colchester, Connecticut. Named wife Mary; Son Abiel, Jr. named executor; mentions sons Nathan and Silas; Daughters Mary and Almy. Witnesses: Stephen Stark, Obadiah Stark, Rev. Benjamin Throop. [Source 1: "The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations of Descendants", by Charles R. Stark; page 19, Individual #81, Obadiah; Quote: "He (Obadiah Stark) is named as one of the witnesses to the will of Abiel Stark made in Colchester, Conn., Dec. 2, 1755." Source 2: Donald L. Jacobus Stark Family Research for Mrs. H. S. McKee dated July 6, 1951. Quote: "Will of Abiel Stark of Colchester, made 3 Dec. 1755, proved 5 Jan. 1756, named wife Mary.........[Colchester Pro. 2869]."]

 

1756

Died between Dec. 3, 1755 and Jan. 5, 1755/56. [Source: See Source 2 for year 1755.]

 

 

 

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John Stark Timeline

JOHN STARK was born before 1691 in New London County, Connecticut and died before September 08, 1753, in New London County, Connecticut. He married Martha Walworth November 10, 1715, in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. She was born March 1690/91, at Fishers' Island, Connecticut (Presently New York) and died after September 1753, probably in Lebanon, Windham County, Connecticut. Her parents were William Walworth and Mary Abigail Seaton.

 

1691

John Stark's latest year of birth would have been 1691 based on later documents. He was a witness to a deed transaction acknowledged Jun. 2, 1712. He would have been 21 years old or older. Hence the latest year of birth being 1691. [Source: See Year 1712, Item #1.]

 

1712-1715

1) Jun. 2, 1712; This is the earliest document related to John found to date. He was a witness to a deed transaction between his Uncle William Stark and Robert Creary. To be a witness, John had to be twenty-one. This document would indicate John was born before 1691. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 144-146. "Robert Creary of Groton husbandman, for 30L from William Starke, 40A, adjacent to the County Roade, Springers Brooke, by Joseph Gards land...... this tract of parsel of land said Robart Creary sold for to pay centaine debts of his fathers Mr. Peter Creary deceased.....[year and day blank] 1712. Signed: Robart Crery, Peter Crery. Wit: Daniel Eldsey, John Stark. Ack 2 Jun 1712. Recd 2 Jun 1712.]

2) Jul. 1, 1712; John is again a witness to a deed transaction between his Uncle Samuel Fish (Spouse was Sarah Stark, daughter of Aaron Stark, Sr.) and cousin, Samuel Fish, Jr. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 149. "Samuel Fish of Groton yeoman for love and good will for my loving son Samuell Fish Junr of the same towne.......give.... certain tract of land...... Lieut. John Fanings land.... by John Fannings house ......140A..... 1 Jul 1712. Signed: Samuell Fish. Wit: Daniel Eldredg, John Starke. Ack 1 Jul 1712.]

3) Jul. 1, 1712; John is witness on the same day to deed transaction between Samuel Fish and Cousin, Moses Fish. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 152-153. "Samuell Fish of Groton yeomon … for love and good will & affection which I have and do beare towards my loving son Moses Fish of the same town … given … tract of land..... Widow Walworth...Lieut. John Fanning House.... Samuel Fish Juner northeast corner..... this line being the desedent line between my two sons Samuell and Moses Fish...250A... 1 Jul 1712. Signed Samuell Fish. Wit Daniel Edgredg, John Starke. Capt Samuell Fish Ack. 1 Jul 1712. Recd 1 Jul 1712.]

4) Jul. 23, 1714; John is witness to deed transaction between his Uncle William Stark, Sr. and James Culver. Another witness is the cousin of John, William Stark, Jr. (Son of William Stark, Sr.). [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 473. "William Stark of Groton gentleman for 18L payed by James Collver.... one dwelling house that stands upon the land that I heired? (Leased Perhaps) of John Cullver of Groton aforesd and all my right in the land which I have of John Culver by Lease.... 23 Jul 1714. Signed William Starke. Wit: William Starke Junr. John Starke. Entered 6 Jun 1715.]

5) Nov. 2? 1714; John and his brothers Abial and Aaron declare the legality and boundaries of a deed transaction made between their brother Stephen Stark and their Uncle Samuel Fish (Husband of Sarah Stark, daughter of Aaron Stark, Sr.). [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 242. "Be it known to all Christian people to whom these presents shall come know ye that wee Aaron Starke, John Stark and Abial Stark all of Groton, together with our brother Stephen Stark of Groton defend the premises contained in a deed made by our sd brother Stephen Starke unto Capt. Samuell Fish of sd Groton baring date.....3 Feb. 1714 (See Groton Records, Book 1, pages 204-205)..... South with land now in the possession of Walworth... 2? Nov 1714. Signed: Aaron Stark, John Stark, Abial Stark. Wit: Timothy Harrick?, Robert Bur???? Ent and recd Nov. 1714.]

6) Oct. 4, 1715; John Stark and his brother, Aaron Stark, III, are witnesses to deed transaction between James Packer and Samuel Run. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 345. "James Packer of Groton for the sum of five pounds from Samuell Run---- two lots of land.... nawank neck 1A and 1A.... 4 Oct 1715. Signed: James Packer. Wit: Aaron Stark, John Stark. Ack. and recd 6 Feb 1715/16."]

7) Nov. 10, 1715: John Stark married Martha Walworth. [Source: Groton Vital Records, Book 1, page 116.]

 

 

 

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1716-1722

1) Apr. 2, 1716; This deed clearly shows John is a land owner. The land he owns was probably inherited from his father, Aaron Stark, Jr. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 435. "Isaac Lambe of Groton yeoman, for 30L, from Ephraim Culver of Groton husbandman... 40A... William Gallops land northerly upon Thomas Lambs land westerly upon the afore sd Isaac Lambs medow... corner tree of John Starks and so bounded southwest upon John Starkes Land. 2 Apr 1716. Signed: Isaac lamb. Wit: Aaron Stark, Abiah Stark. Ack. and recdd 3 Apr 1716.]

2) May 29, 1716; John gives up any further claim to the estate of his father, Aaron Stark, Jr. in favor of his brother, Aaron Stark, III. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 310. "Be it known, the subscribers do acknowledge that we have received our full parts of shears of all ye estate that was our father Aaron Starks of Groton deceased, and acquit all our right title claim or demand whatsoever of or unto the estate of our sd father Aaron Starke and to every part therof unto our brother Aaron Stark of said Groton. 29 May 1716. Signed: John Stark, Aabiel Stark, Joseph Collver, Sarah Stark. Wit: Samll. Fox, David Collver. Ack. and recd 29 May 1716.]

3) Nov. 11, 1716; John Stark, Jr. born. [Source: The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark, published 1927, page 16.]

4) Daughters Susanna and Mehitable, mentioned in John, Sr.'s will were probably born after 1716 and before 1722. The latest year of birth for Susanna would be 1722, based on her marriage date in 1737 if she was 15 years old in that year. [Source: Clovis La Fleur Estimate.]

5) Mar. 24, 1717/18; John Stark is one of the members of the 1st Baptist Church of Groton who purchased 1 1/2 acres from John's Uncle William Stark, Sr. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 374-375.]

6) Feb. 20, 1720/21; John Stark and his spouse, Martha (Wallsworth) Starke, sell Martha's portion of the estate of her father, William Wallsworth, Sr. to her brother, John Wallsworth for 40 pounds. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 601. "John Starke of Norwich Carpenter & Martha Starke wife to John Stark... for 40L paid by our loving Brother John Wallsworth husbandman... sold... all right unto every tract or parsell of land that belonged unto our Honord Father Mr. William Wallsworth Late of Said Groton Deseased. 20 Feb 1720/1. Signed: John Starke, Marthew[sic] Starke. Wit: Nehemiah Smith Junr, James Chipman, Thomas Wallsworth. Ack. and recd 20 Feb 1720/1"]

7) Feb. 20, 1717/18; On the same date, John and Martha give their portion of the estate of Martha's brother, James Wallsworth, to her brother Thomas Wallsworth. Thomas and James were twins. Notice in these two deeds, John Stark is recorded as a resident of Norwich. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 602."John Stark of Norwich, carpenter, and Martha Stark his wife for love and good will to Thomas Wallsworth of Groton... and for desire we have that the will of the dead be fulfilled, namely of James Wallsworth, our brother, late of Groton, decd, brother Thomas Wallsworth should possess estate whereas sd will was not executed... assign all right. Dated 20 Feb 1720/21. Signed: John Stark, Martha Stark. Wit: James Chipman, John Wallsworth"]

8) Sept. 30, 1721; A lot is laid out to John by Groton Committee Vote. This may have been property passed on to the First Baptist Church of Waterford in 1751. This Church was located on the crest of Fort Hill. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 659. "We whose names are undr. Written being a Committee to set out ye Common according to a town voate past in Groton 16 Apr 1719 have layed out 30 Sep 1721 to John Stark one wood lot beginning at ye northwest corner of Bial Sammons his wood lot on fourt hill... to line of Samll. Fish... Signed: Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Nicholas Street. Recd 24 Oct 1721.]

9) Nov. 25, 1721; John is witness to Quit Claim transaction between his brother, Aaron Stark, III and Wm. Wilkenson of Westerly, RI. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, pages 618-619.]

10) Nov. 25, 1721; On the same date, John is again a witness to a transaction between Nathaniel Niles, Jr. and his brother, Aaron Stark, III & his spouse Margaret (Wells) Stark. [Source: FHL Film #4293 Groton, New London Co, CT First Book of Records 1705-1723; Book 1, page 620-624.]

11) Feb. 5, 1721/22; John Stark, and his brother-in-law, Thomas Walsworth (Husband of Phebe Stark, daughter of William Stark, Sr.) appear to have purchased property in Lebanon from Samuel Culver. This seems to say they are in the process of moving to Lebanon, CT. Note: John appeared to be resident of Norwich in Feb. of 1721. Appears he and the family are now moving to Lebanon. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, John & Thomas Walsworth; Grantor; Samuel Culver; Book 3, page 342; W; 5 Feb 1721/22.]

 

 

 

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1726-1738

1) Jun. 4, 1726; John purchased property from his Uncle William Stark, Sr. and is recorded as a resident of Lebanon. One of the witnesses is "Joannah Stark". She would have been Joannah Walsworth, sister to John's wife, Martha and married to Christopher Stark, son of William Stark, Sr.[Source: FHL Film #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records, Book 2, page 221-222. "William Stark of Groton for 4L from John Stark of Lebanon... 4 or 5 A... in a deed from Wm. Stark to sd John Stark bareing date 19 Dec 1722... joining to Colvers Land... Dated 4 Jun 1726. Signed: William Stark. Wit: Joannah Stark, Daniel Stark. Recd 21 Nov 1726."]

2) Jun 6, 1726; John sells the above property to his brother-in-law, Joseph Culver, Jr. married to John's sister, Mary Stark. [Source: #4294 Groton, New London Co, CT Second and Fourth Book of Records; Book 2, page 221-222. "John Stark of Lebanon for 4L paid by Joseph Collver Junr of Groton... 4A more or less... bounded by land of Joseph Collver bought of Wm. Stark... Dated 6 Jun 1726. Signed: John Stark. Wit: Thomas Chipman, David Collver, Recd 21 Nov. 1726."]

3) Dec. 9, 1729; John sold 100 acres to William Smith, probably John's portion of his father's property he inherited. [Source: FHL Film #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, Book 3, pages 384-85. "John Stark of Lebanon Carpenter for 200L … paid by William Smith … 100A … by Volintine Whitmans... a swamp commonly known by the name of maple swamp... 9 Dec 1729. Signed: John Stark. Wit: Ebenezer Pierce?, Elihu Avery. Ack and recd Mar 1731.Dec. 9 1729; On the same date, John sold property to his brother-in-law, William Wallsworth, Jr. for twenty pounds. Note Lebanon is now in Windham County. Source: #4295 Groton, New London Co, CT Third Book of Records, Book 3, page 169. "John Stark of Town of Lebenon in the County of Windham... for 20L ... paid by Willm. Wallsworth of Groton... Abial Sammons his woodlot on Fourt Hill... 9 Dec 1729. Signed: John Stark. Wit: Ebenezer Pierce, Elihu Avery. Ack. and recd 15 Dec 1732."]

4) Aug. 3, 1731; Apparently, John Stark Quit claim to his portion of the property bought by John and Thomas Walsworth in 1722. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, John; Grantee; Thomas Walsworth; Book 4, page 413; Q.C.; 3 Aug 1731."]

5) Sept. 9, 1731; Now it appears Thomas Walsworth quit claim to the property in favor of John. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantee; Stark, John; Grantor; Thomas Walsworth; Book 4, page 412; Q.C.; 9 Sep 1731."]

6) May 11, 1738; John Stark quit claim to property to Joseph Marsh. He seems to be selling his property in Lebanon. [Source: Film #4707 Lebanon Index to Deeds; Grantor; Stark, John; Grantee; Joseph Marsh; Book 6, page 43; Q. C. ; 11 May 1738."]

 

1739-1746

John seems to have moved from Lebanon to Waterford for he is reported by Charles R. Stark to have been a deacon in the First Baptist Church of New London. This Church was the second Baptist Church, founded in 1710. It was located on the crest of Fort Hill in Waterford and called the "Old Pepper Box" because, during the revolution, the roof was riddled by British cannon fire during their blockade of the coast. CRS reports a stone bearing the name Deacon John Stark was in the adjoining burying ground of this church as late as 1850. Because John's will was probated in New London County instead of Windham, it is presumed he moved from Lebanon to Waterford sometime between these years. [Source: The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark, published 1927, pages 9-10.]

 

1747-1753

1) Dec. 1, 1747;"....I (Hempstead) went into Madm. Winthrop's & wrote the heads of an agreement between Madm. Winthrop & John Stark. about taking the mill to halves &c." [Source: The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark, published 1927, page 10. His source was the Hempstead Dairy.]

2) Jun 7, 1750; Since this is only an Index record, one would presume John Stark, Jr. transferred property in New London to his father, John Stark, Sr. [Source: Film #5107 New London, CT; Grantor Index to the Deeds; Grantor; John Stark, Jr.; Grantee; John Stark, 15183, Warr, 7 Jun 1750; General Neck, FHL]

3) Jan. 2, 1750/51; Again, this is Deed Index Record and the content has not been seen by the author. Appears John has sold property to a Church. However, it does illustrate John is probably living in New London. The Church Meeting may have something to do with the First Baptist Church in Waterford. [Source: FHL Film #5107 New London, CT; Grantor Index to the Deeds; Grantor; John Stark; Grantee; Et al [blank] 15196 Church Meeting 2 Jan 1750/51.]

4) Jan. 14, 1751/52; "Old Ms. Wallsworth (Mother of Martha Wallsworth) of Groton died in N. L. at her son-in-laws John Starks aged I suppose above 84. Her husband was William Wallsworth & she lived with him as tenant on Fishers island above 50 years ago & then came off & he was the first that ever set up butchering in New London. 53 years since he settled in Groton & died there." [Source: The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark, published 1927, page 10. His source was the Hempstead Dairy.]

Sept. 8, 1753; New London Probate Records give will of John on this date which mentioned wife Martha, and son John, Jr., who is to pay his two sisters, Susanna and Mehitable, 20 pounds each. His wife Martha and brother Abiel are to be executors. [: 1951 research of Donald L. Jacobson for Mrs. H. S. McKee. His source was The New London Probate Records, File # 5064.] Martha Walworth: Christening: January 24, 1691/92, New London County, Connecticut. [Source: Walworth/Walsworth Genealogy, 1689-1962, by Reginald Wellington, Queen Anne's Publishing, Centerville Maryland, 1962, pages 1-3, Christening performed by Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall.]

 

 

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