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Report 2: Genetic Genealogy Report;

Descendants of Archibald Stark, James Stark, & Dr. Richard Starke

 

 

Genetic genealogy:  

Is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy and involves the use of genealogical data and DNA testing to determine the level of genetic relationship between individuals. When the surnames of these individuals are the same, and their genealogy has been well researched, a more complete analysis can be performed to better understand their relatedness to each other and the genealogy of their male ancestors with the same surname

Abstract:  

This report will compare the genetic data  of the descendants of Archibald Stark, James Stark, and Dr. Richard Starke to the genealogical research to determine the relatedness of these three men. [Click HERE to see the Group 2 Genetic Results Analysis.] The genealogical lineage from William Stark of Dullutur to Archibald developed by Jane Elizabeth Stark Maney1 will be compared to the male lineages from William compiled by Mary Kathryn Harris and and Iva Jean Jorgensen.2 Combining the genetic data and this early Scottish genealogical data, a hypothetical lineage model will be developed as guidance for future genealogical research. For the purpose of this report, these goals are best accomplished using genetic data having 37 markers available for comparisons between individuals. To review all of the Group 2 participants lineage to their earliest known ancestor, click HERE. Sheila Schmutz's Stark Lines of Descent Chart has a pictorial presentation of this Table which can be accessed by clicking HERE. Use your back button to return to this page.

 

Background

Genetic data of descendants of Archibald Stark, Dr. Richard Starke, and James Stark [of Stafford VA] have clearly provided proof these participants are related to each other and have a common ancestor who lived within the last 20 generations. This result further suggests Archibald, Richard, and James were related and most likely shared a common ancestor, although the genealogical evidence is insufficient to determine the identity of this common ancestor. All three arrived in America between 1700 and 1725. It is known with certainty Archibald settled in New Hampshire; Richard in York County, Virginia; and James in Stafford County, Virginia.

Earlier genealogical research suggested Archibald and James were brothers and Dr. Richard Starke was their Uncle. In her publication entitled "The Family of General John Stark of New Hampshire, Jane Elizabeth Stark Maney1 had this to say about "Other Stark Families in America."3

 

 "Some genealogists have suggested that James Stark may have been a brother of Archibald, our immigrant ancestor. In 1998, the Scottish genealogist, A. R. Bigwood, failed to find this relationship, in fact, indications are that they were not brothers.

Another early Stark family settled in York County, Virginia in the early 1700's, Richard Starke, who had been a physician in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a surgeon for a Scottish regiment of soldiers. He was born in Scotland before 1668, and is related to the James Stark and Archibald Stark families in some way. Some have suggested that he may have been an uncle of Archibald Stark." 

 

This report will address the genealogical uncertainties presented in the Maney publication and use her direct male line of descent from William Stark of Dullutur to Archibald — which suggests William lived 12 generations before a descendant (#25347) of Archibald who has been genetically tested.  

To provide DNA support for this report, one descendant of Archibald (#25347), James (#74402), and Richard (N21529) was chosen for comparison to each other. Although all of the members of Group 2 have been proven to be genetically related, the participants chosen are those that can be compared over 37 markers (H37 Haplotype) as presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Y-DNA Results of Descendants

Ancestor/Kit #

Panel 1 (1-12)

 

Panel 2 (13-25)

  Panel 3 (26-37)

Ancestor

Kit

Number

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12   13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Richard

N21529

13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29   18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 13 15 17 17   11 10 19 23 15 15 18 18 35 36 12 12
James 74402 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29   18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 13 15 17 17   11 10 19 23 15 15 18 18 36 36 12 12
Archibald

25347

13 23 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29   19 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 13 15 17 17   11 10 19 23 15 15 18 18 35 36 12 12

 

The cells highlighted in "yellow" represent an allele value that differs from the most common value in that column. According to FTDNA, marker numbers labeled in "RED" have a higher rate of mutation from father to son than those that are not shown in red. To simplify the following discussion, the phrase "descendant of" will be shortened to [R] (descendant of Richard); [J] (descendant of James); and [A] (descendant of Archibald). By comparing the genetic data of any two of the three listed in Table 1, the following will discuss the probability that any two compared individuals share a common ancestor within a specified number of generations.  

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1)

Jane Elizabeth Stark Maney, The Family of General John Stark (1728-1822) of New Hampshire, published by Higginson Book Company, 2002; 148 Washington Street, Post Office Box 778; Salem, Massachusetts 01970. Web Site: http://www.higginsonbooks.com/

2)

Mary Kathryn Harris and Mary Iva Jean Jorgensen; James Stark of Stafford County Virginia and his Descendants, self published 1985; Chapter 1 of Volume 1. Copies located at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts; Daughters of the American Revolution Library, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D. C. 20006.

3)

Jane Elizabeth Stark Maney, The Family of General John Stark (1728-1822) of New Hampshire. Page viii.

 

 

 

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Genealogical Lineage

Table 2 presents the lineage from #25347 [A] to William of Dullutur. Generations 8 thru 13 were presented in the Maney publication.1 While this publication primarily presents the descendants of General John Stark, the General did have a brother named William from whom #25347 is a descendant. Therefore, Archibald would have been the father of both. Genetic results of a descendant of General John Stark have been compared to #25347 and revealed both were a perfect match over Panel 1 (12 Markers) and related. #25347 was selected for genetic comparisons in this report because he was tested over all  3 Panels (37 markers) while the descendant of General John was only tested over Panel 1. To establish the generations backwards from the three participants genetically presented in Table 1, the Maney publication lineage from William of Dullutur to Archibald (Gen 9 to Gen 13) will be added to the lineage from Archibald to #25437 (Gen 1 to Gen 7). This lineage is presented in the first row of Table 2.

The lineage from James I to #74402 indicates #74402 is one generation further removed from James than #25347 is from Archibald. This is the result obtained if James and Archibald are assumed to be members of the same generations; in this scenario, Generation 8. Therefore, #74402 is reported in the Gen 0 column while #25347 is reported in the Gen 1 column. For the same reason, #N21529 is reported in the Gen 1 column.

 

 

Table 2: Genealogical Lineage

 

 

Reported in Maney Publication.

 

Reported by #25347 [A]

 

Reported by #171929 [J]. Father of James I is unknown

 

Reported by #N21529 [R]. Father of Richard is unknown.

 

Gen 12

Gen 11 Gen 10 Gen 9 Gen 8 Gen 7 Gen 6 Gen 5,4,3,2 Gen 1 Gen 0

William

of Dullutur

1520 to 1571-1576

m.

Unknown Fleming

William, Jr.

of Auchenstarry

1540's to ??

m.

Margaret Hamiltoune

John

of Killermont

ca 1575 to 1632/33

m.

Margaret

Cunningham

John (the younger)

of Killermont

ca. 1610 to > 1683

m.

Margaret Naper

John

1655-17??

m.

Jean McCutcheon

(1683)

Archibald

of New Hampshire

1693-1758

William

1724-1776

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father 

 #25347

#25347

[A]

????

????

????

????

????

James I

of Stafford Co.

Virginia

1695-1754

Jeremiah

1722-1825

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father

#171929

 #171929

[J]

????

????

????

????

Dr. Richard Starke

of Virginia

1668-1704

William

1692-1755

Richard

1734-1772

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father of #N21529

#N21529

[R]

 

The genealogy of James Stark and Dr. Richard Starke is incomplete beyond 7 generations and 8 generations respectively. From this analysis, we do know it is possible the common ancestor of [A], [J], and [R] could have lived in the 9th generation; but most certainly not in a generation less than the 9th.  

 

 

 

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Genetic Comparisons

Various genetic comparisons were made of the descendants of Richard, James and Archibald. Using TIME PREDICTOR1 calculations, 

a Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor Chart (TMRCA) was created with specific plots produced as a result of each comparison.

The comparisons yield a chart in which generations are plotted against the probability the compared individuals could have had a common ancestor who lived within that generation. For example, the red plot below suggests there is a probability of about 95% that the compared individuals could have had an ancestor who lived within 11 generations. Only three genetic comparisons could be made of the participants presented in Table 1. Each of the plots created from the three possible comparisons have been color coded as follows:

 

Red: Comparison of descendant of Richard Starke to descendant of James Stark.

Green: Comparison of Descendant of Richard Starke to Descendant of Archibald Stark.

Blue: Comparison of Descendant of James Stark to Descendant of Archibald Stark.

A conservative probability of 85% or greater — for the purposes of this discussion — will be considered a confidence threshold of sufficient probability to declare that any two individuals compared most likely did have a common ancestor that lived within the number of generations specified. Probabilities below this threshold will be deemed insufficient to declare with confidence the compared individuals had a common ancestor who lived within the number of generations specified. This threshold is intended as a guideline and should be the subject of further interpretation when the plots approach 85% from the direction of greater or lesser probabilities.

Using Table 2 and the TMRCA chart, the genealogical knowledge will be combined with the genetic results to attempt to determine in which generation the common ancestor of [A], [J], and [R] may have lived.

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The time predictor used for the comparisons is furnished by Family Tree DNA and referred to as FTDNATiP™. The FTDNATiP™ results are based on the mutation rate study presented during the 1st International Conference on Genetic Genealogy, on Oct. 30, 2004. The probabilities calculated take into consideration the mutation rates for each individual marker being compared. For more information, click HERE.

 

 

 

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Were Archibald Stark and James Stark (of Stafford County, VA) Brothers?

To be brothers, Archibald and James I must be members of the same generation (Gen 8 in Table 2). If they were brothers, then John Stark who married Jean McCutcheon (Gen 9 in Table 2) would have to be the father of James. Therefore, if James and Archibald were brothers, the first common ancestor of [J] and [A] lived within the 10th generation. Table 3 illustrates the lineage as it would appear if Archibald and James had been brothers.

 

Table 3: Suppose Archibald & James were Brothers.

Gen 12

Gen 11 Gen 10 Gen 9 Gen 8 Gen 7 Gen 6 Gen <#< Gen 1 Gen 0

William

of Dullutur

1520 to 1571-1576

m.

Unknown Fleming

William, Jr.

of Auchenstarry

1540's to ??

m.

Margaret Hamiltoune

John

of Killermont

ca 1575 to 1632/33

m.

Margaret

Cunningham

John (the younger)

of Killermont

ca. 1610 to > 1683

m.

Margaret Naper

John

1655-17??

m.

Jean McCutcheon

(1683)

Archibald

of New Hampshire

1693-1758

William

(1724-1776)

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father of #25347

#25347

[A]

James I of Stafford Co., VA

1695-1754

Jeremiah

1722-1825

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father

#171929

 #171929

[J]

 

 Referring to the TMRCA chart, the blue plot reveals the results from the DNA comparison of [J] to [A]. Going to the 10th generation on the X axis; then going up from 10 to the intersection with the blue graft; then left from the intersection to the Y axis; yields a probability of 62% [J] and [A] have a common ancestor who lived within 10 generations. The same genetic comparison results in a 55% probability they share a common ancestor within 9 generations to allow for the fact [A] is one generation closer to Gen 10 than [J]. These probabilities are well below the confidence threshold. Referring to the TMCRA chart, the blue plot suggests the 85% confidence threshold occurs when the common ancestor lived within the 14th generation, suggesting it is more likely the first common ancestor of [J] and [A] could have lived in Gen 11, 12, or 13.  As presented in Table 3, James and Archibald cannot be brothers if the common ancestor of [J] and [A] lived in Gen 11, 12, or 13  — and the argument that James Stark I and Archibald Stark were brothers is more likely to be false than true.

 

 

 

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Was Dr. Richard Starke an Uncle of James or Archibald?

On pages 17 through 22 of the 1920 Stark Family Association Yearbook was an article by James R. Clark of Maunie, Illinois — lacking source documentation — but providing a discussion of the relationship of Dr. Richard Starke to James Stark of Stafford County. This is presented to illustrate the theories circulated in 1920, much of which later genealogical research has found to be inaccurate — but the following passage does suggest Richard was an Uncle of James.1

 

Dr. Richard Stark of Virginia had been a merchant and a physician of Glasgow, Scotland, and a Surgeon of a Scotch regiment of soldiers. He was probably a brother of John (?) Stark who was likewise a merchant of Glasgow. The Doctor with his wife, Rebecca, and their five children, William, Mary, Catharine, Richard, Jr., and James, and another boy, James Stark, all born in or near Glasgow, settled in York Co.. Virginia, about the year 1700. The Doctor died there about the year 1704. After his death, the name of the additional boy, James Stark, disappeared from the records of the Doctor's family, and of the locality. From the various happenings we conclude that the extra boy, James Stark in the Doctor's family, was a son of the Doctor's brother John (?) of Glasgow, who had bound him to the Doctor for a term of years, for his service, support and education and especially for the acquirement of a Doctor's profession under the Doctor's instruction. But the Doctor's death terminated the contract before its completion, when the boy at the age of nine or ten years was returned to his parents in Glasgow where he was educated along with his brothers in the University of that city."

 

While the article lacks documentation able to prove James lived in the home of Richard, can a genetic comparison of [R] to [J] provide support Richard was an Uncle of James? If Richard was the Uncle of James; then the father of Richard was the grandfather of James as presented in Table 4.

 

Table 4: Male Lineage From William Stark of Dullutur to #74402 [J] and #N21529 [R]

(Based on H & J Publication)

Gen 12

Gen 11 Gen 10 Gen 9 Gen 8 Gen 7 Gen 6 Gen 5,4,3,2 Gen 2 Gen 1

????

????

????

????

Common Ancestor

[J] & [R]

????

Father of James

James Stark

of Stafford Co.

Virginia

1695-1754

(Proposed)

Jeremiah

1722-1825

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father

#171929

 #171929

[J]

Dr. Richard Starke

bef. 1668-1704

William

1692-1755

Richard

1734-1772

Gen 

5,4,3,2

Father of #N21529

#N21529

[R]

 

Referring to the TMCRA chart, the genetic comparison of [R] to [J] results in the red plot. There is a 95% probability they share a common ancestor within 11 generations, well within the confidence threshold.   The same genetic comparison results in a 93% probability they share a common ancestor within 10 generations to allow for the fact [R] is one generation closer to Gen 10 than [J]. This genetic result suggests [R] and [J] have a common ancestor who could have lived in the 10th or 11th generation — providing support Richard Starke could have been an Uncle of James Stark of Stafford County, Virginia or a one generation removed cousin. [For example, Richard's Father was a brother of the Grandfather of James.]

Referring to the TMCRA chart, the green plot is the result of a comparison of [R] to [A]. The same reasoning applies, that is, the common ancestor of [R] and [A] would have to have lived in the 10th generation.  However, as presented in Table 2, both [R] and [A] are members of Generation 1. Therefore, their common ancestor would have lived 9 generations earlier. [You must substrate one generation to allow for both [R] and [A] appearing in the Gen 1 column in Table 2.] Therefore, in this scenario, the common ancestor of [R] and [A] would have lived within ten generations. Referring to the TMCRA chart, the green plot results in a 83% probability they share a common ancestor within 10 generations. This suggests it it less probable Archibald was a nephew of Richard than James; but certainly does not imply Richard and Archibald were not Uncle and Nephew. However, the [J] to [A] genetic comparison (blue plot) suggests the common ancestor of James and Archibald may have lived in Gen 11 or greater, suggesting it may be improbable for Archibald to be a Nephew of Richard. The above discussion, therefore, suggests it is more probable James was a nephew of Richard and less probable Archibald was a nephew of Richard.

To obtain an approximate equivalent probability of 95% as occurred in the [R] and [J] comparison (red plot) —  requires the [R] and [A] comparison (green plot) to share a common ancestor within 14 generations. This  suggests [A] probably may not share a common ancestor with [J] or [R] until Gen 11, 12, or 13. Notice in Table 2, William Stark of Dullutur was a member of Generation 13. Suppose William was the common ancestor of [J], [R], and [A]. Can a hypothetical genealogical lineage be constructed using the Maney and H & J research? 

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Stark Family Association 1920 Yearbook, Article entitled "DISCUSSION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EARLY PERMANENT STARK SETTLERS IN AMERICA," by James R. Clark, Maunie, Illinois. Pages 17 through 22. Quote on page 19. Click HERE to see complete article.

 

 

 

 

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Proposed Hypothetical Lineage Model

Table 5 is a proposed lineage model suggested from the above discussion, and, more importantly,  based on the accuracy of the lineage from William of Dullutur to Archibald presented in the Maney publication and subsequently from Archibald to #25347. Because all of the participants in Group 2 are related and Archibald is presented as a descendant of William of Dullutur, then all must have kinship to the Killermont Stark families.  One possible lineage from James to William has been selected as presented in the H & J publication — primarily because of the given name James within that lineage. Dr. Richard Starke has been presented as an Uncle of James, primarily because of the 1920 Stark Family Yearbook article by James R. Clarke and the above genetic comparisons. It is quite possible Richard could have been a cousin of James and Richard's descent different from that presented —  but the genetic evidence does suggest the common ancestor of James and Richard most likely lived in Gen 10, 11 or 12. Based on this set of hypothetical criteria, we can construct the following model with William of Dullutur as the common ancestor of Archibald, James, and Richard and therefore of [A], [R], and [J].

 

 

Table 5: Hypothetical Model of Male Lineage From William Stark of Dullutur

(Based on the Harris & Jorgensen publication, Maney Publication, and Author's speculation)

 

 

Agreement in both Publications.

 

Reported in Maney Publication.

 

Reported by #25347 [A]

 

Reported in H. & J. Publication.

 

Reported by #74402 [J]. Father of James I is speculation

 

Reported by #N21529 [R]. Father of Richard is speculation.

 

Gen 13

Gen 12 Gen 11 Gen 10 Gen 9 Gen 8 Gen 7 Gen 6,5,4,3 Gen 2 Gen 1 Gen 0

William

of Dullutur

1520 to 1571-1576

m.

Unknown Fleming

 

William, Jr.

of Auchenstarry

1540's to ??

m.

Margaret Hamiltoune

John

of Killermont

ca 1575 to 1632/33

m.

Margaret

Cunningham

John (the younger)

of Killermont

ca. 1610 to > 1683

m.

Margaret Naper

John

1655-17??

m.

Jean McCutcheon

(1683)

Archibald

of New Hampshire

1693-1758

William

(1724-1776)

Gen 

6,5,4,3

Father of #25347

#25347

[A]

----

John

of Auchenvole

1550-1555 to 1610-1530

m.

Marie Fleming

James

of Auchenvole

1590-1595 to 1665-1670

m.

Elizabeth Hall

John

of Auchenvole

ca. 1615 to 1685-1693

m.

Elizabeth Newlands

John (the younger?)

of Auchenvole

ca. 1640 to ??

m.

Anna Muirhead

John

of Auchenvole

christened 1684

at

Kirkintilloch Parish

--------------- ------ --------- ------- -------

James I

of Stafford Co.

Virginia

1695-1754

James II

1719-1761

Gen 

6,5,4,3

Daniel H.

1873-1933

Grandfather

#74402

Father of #74402

#74402

[J]

Dr. Richard Starke

of Virginia

1668-1704

William

1692-1755

Richard

1734-1772

Gen 

6,5,4,3

Father of #N21529

#N21529

[R]

----

 

For supporting reference material, the following links to appendix web pages are listed:

 

Lineage of all members of Group 2

 

Descendant Tree from William of Dullutur

 

Lineage of William Stark of Dullutur to Archibald Stark

 

 

Discussion

Table 5 is only one possible lineage selected from several possible scenarios. The Starks of Auchenvole have been selected as a descendant lineage from William of Dullutur that was parallel to the Killermont descendant Lineage from William. John of Auchenvole who married Anna Muirhead was chosen as the hypothetical father of James while John of Auchenvole who married Elizabeth Newlands was chosen to be the hypothetical father of Richard Starke and Grandfather of James. This scenario was selected because the genetic comparisons suggest the common ancestor of [A], [J], and [R] is more likely to have lived in Gen 11, 12, or 13. The genetic data appears to favor Gen 13.

The above hypothetical genealogy suggests James was not a descendant of the Killermont Families which is also suggested by the genetic comparisons to the descendant of Archibald Stark. The snuff box belonging to James described in the H & J publication was considered an important connection to the Killermont Stark Families. The snuff box description clearly has symbols and inscriptions suggesting these were taken from the Killermont Coat-of-Arms. If James was not a descendant of the Killermont Stark families, how could he have made claim to the Killermont Coat-of-Arms? The H & J publication may have provided an answer to this question.1

 

"The Starks of Killermont were the ones who registered the Coat-of-Arms in 1672. The man who made that registration must have been John Stark of Killermont the younger. James Stark of Stafford Co., VA owned the snuff box dated 1743 which contained the Stark motto Fortiorum, Fortiae, Facta and the engravings of the bull which were exactly the same as the drawing of the bull on the Stark crest and Coat-of-Arms. Only direct descendants of the family who was granted a Coat-of-Arms are eligible to use that arms..... The family who registered the arms as required by law in the late 1600's was not necessarily the only part of that family who were eligible to use those arms. For instance the Muirhead family of Lachop were surely the first of that family to use the Muirhead Coat-of-Arms. However the Lachop branch of the Muirhead family became extinct in the male line, and the Bredisholme branch of the Muirhead family registered the arms in about 1672 as required by law. Very likely the Auchenstarry and Auchenvole Stark families were also eligible to use the Stark Coat-of-Arms and probably the Glasgow Starks also since they all had a common ancestry in John Muirhead/Stark."

  

Anna Muirhead was a daughter of James Muirhead of Bredisholme and she married John of Auchenvole the younger. This couple was chosen to be the hypothetical Father and Mother of James for the obvious reasons. Assuming Richard Starke was an Uncle of James, then John of Auchenvole the younger would have to be the hypothetical brother of Richard.

Considering the genetic plots are only probabilities, there are other possible scenarios. For example, it would seem possible the common ancestor of the three participants could have been along the Killermont line if the common ancestor was John of Killermont who married Margaret Cunningham (Gen 11) or his father, William of Auchenstarry (Gen 12). However, it is unlikely their common ancestor could have lived in the 10th generation. Therefore, any scenario should consider the common ancestor of all three participants must have lived in the 11th generation  or in a generation further removed from the genetic participants. Table 5 suggests future genealogical research in Scotland should focus on finding the common ancestor of [J], [R], and [A] in Gen 11, 12, or 13.  It is suggested researchers begin by initially collecting documentation from the sources cited in the Maney and H & J publications. These sources may then suggest other source material. [Many of these sources are reported in the appendix document entitled "Lineage of William Stark of Dullutur to Archibald Stark." [To visit this web page, click HERE.] Several online sources of information on Scottish genealogical research that might be useful in your research are:

 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/scottishroots/

 

 http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

 

 

Conclusions

We have proven all members of Group 2 are related to each other. If the genealogy presented in the Maney publication is accurate, then all members of Group 2 are related to the Killermont Stark families. While we cannot say with confidence how James Stark and Richard Starke are related to the Killermont Stark families, the genetic comparisons do suggest Richard and James were closer relatives to each other than either were to Archibald; and the genetic comparisons further suggest that it is more likely the common ancestor could have lived 13 generations earlier and could have been William of Dullutur.

Future genealogical research should be prioritized as follows:

 

Priority 1: Confirm the accuracy of the Maney publication. While well done, the connection of John Stark of Killermont (Gen 10 who married Margaret Naper) to John Stark (Gen 9 who married Jean McCutcheon) needs to be reviewed. While well documented, the evidence of this connection is somewhat circumstantial but quite probable. 

Priority 2: In Scotland, the children of John Stark the younger of Auchenvole who married Anna Muirhead need to be researched to see if they could have had a son named James born about 1695. In this hypothetical model, James would be the brother of John of Auchenvole christened in 1683. This research intended to prove or disprove the above hypothetical model. If disproved, then another possible lineage needs to be examined. [Other possible lineages can be found by clicking HERE.]

Priority 3: If the father of James can be found, then the father of Richard Starke will be in close proximity. This research should be deferred until 1 and 2 have been successfully completed. However, if the Father of Richard is located first, as already stated, the father of James will be in close proximity.

 

 That completes the analysis. Hope the above will be helpful to those who are researching the Scottish origins of these families.

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Mary Kathryn Harris and Mary Iva Jean Jorgensen; James Stark of Stafford County Virginia and his Descendants, Volume 1, Page 18.

 

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