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THE STARBUCK LINE




The name Starbuck is Scandinavian and signifies a person of imposing appearance, great or grand bearing.....bokki meaning "vis grandis corpore et animo. Ferguson gives it Starbocki, from Star, great "vir imperiosus." It is not improbable that the family was of Danish origin and settled in England in the days of what is historically known as the Danish Invasion. Patronymica Brittannica says in "O. Norse bokki; means "vir grandis, corpose et animo." Hence Starbocki from Stor, great.

STARBUCK LINE - FIRST GENERATION

EDWARD STARBUCK

Born: Possibly England
Died:

Children:

1. Edward Starbuck b. 1604/5 (See below)




STARBUCK LINE - SECOND GENERATION

EDWARD STARBUCK

Born: 1604/5 in Derbyshire, England
Died: 4 Dec 1690 at Nantucket age 86

Parents: Edward Starbuck -

Marriage: to Katherine Reynolds, b. abt 1605 in Wales, d. bet 1678 and 1690 at Dover, MA. Dau of Robert Reynolds.
Married: 1630 England

Note: Edward migrated to America about 1635, settling at Dover. He was representative in the General Court in 1643 and 1646, was an Elder in the church and in other ways enjoyed the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens. His influence over the Indians was so great that if at any time a suspicion or alarm arose among the early settlers, he was always in requisition to explain the apparent cause thereof, and to suggest a palliation for their rude and inexplicable action, which served to allay the fears of the more timid. There is a tradition that at one time an uprising among the Indians seemed imminent. They appeared to be gathering in hostile groups and as they greatly outnumbered the whites, it was a very serious affair. In this juncture, Edward Starbuck went unhesitatingly among them and soon succeeded in quieting them. The deed of Coatue to him by the Sachems as a "free and voluntary" gift shows their esteem for him. Tradition says that Edward Starbuck was a man of commanding presence.

Children of Edward and Katherine:

1. NATHANIEL STARBUCK b. 1635 d. 6d 6m 1719. (see below, Third generation)

2. DORCAS STARBUCK b. abt 1650. (see below, Third generation)

3. SARAH STARBUCK b. 1634 (See below, Third generation)

4. Abigailj Starbuck b.____, m. Peter Coffin, he b. 1631, d. 1715 in NH

5. Esther Starbuck b.____, m. Humphrey Varney. Esther was his 1st wife. Her sister, Sarah, above, was his 2nd wife.

6. Jethro Starbuck b. 1651 d 27 May 1663. He was killed by the overturning of a cart at the age of 12.




STARBUCK LINE - THIRD GENERATION

I. NATHANIEL STARBUCK

Born: 1635
Died: 6d 6m 1719.

Parents: Edward Starbuck - Katherine Reynolds

Marriage: Mary Coffin b. 20 Feb 1645 Haverhill, MA, d. 13d 9m 1717. dau of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens.
Married: 1662

Note: At the time of his death, Nathaniel was doubtless one of the wealthiest, if not individually the wealthiest men on the island. He owned three full shares of land, having purchased a share of Stephen Greenleaf. His wife, Mary Coffin, was one of the ablest women who ever lived on Nantucket, and her advice and influence were noteworthy factors in the conduct of affairs. She was the leading spirit in the organization of the Society of Friends on the Island. Mary was known on the island as "The Great Mary", she converted practically everyone there to Quakers. The first Quaker meeting was held in her home in 1702. Nathaniel was a man of marked ability and his wife was a woman of such excellent judgment that as Thomas Story noted in his Journal, she was "a wise and discreet woman, well read in Scripture and not attached to any sect, but in great reputation throughout the Island for her knowledge in matters of religion and an Oracle among them on that account, insomuch that they would not do anything without her advice and consent therein."

Children of Nathaniel Starbuck & Mary Coffin:

1. Mary Starbuck b. 30d 3m 1663 m. James Gardner. He b. 19 May 1664. (she was first English child born on Nantucket.)

2. Elizabeth Starbuck b. 9d 9m 1665, m. 1st Peter Coffin 15 Aug 1682. He was b. 1660, d. 1699. She m. 2nd Nathaniel Barnard.

3. Nathaniel Starbuck b. 8d 9m 1668, d. 29 Jan 1753, m. 20 Nov 1690 to Dinah Coffin.

4. JETHRO STARBUCK b. 14 Dec 1671, (See below, next generation.)

5. Barnabas Starbuck b. 1673 d 21d 9m 1732, not married.

6. Eunice Starbuck b. 10 Apr 1674 d. 12d 7m 1766, m. George Gardner. He d. 17d 2m 1750.

7. PRISCILLA STARBUCK b. 1676, (see next generation)

8. Hephzibah Starbuck b. 2 Apr 1680, d. 7d 2m 1740, m. Thomas Hathaway.

9. Ann Starbuck b._____, unmarried.

10. Paul Starbuck b. _____, unmarried.




II. DORCAS STARBUCK

Born: abt 1650
Died: 8mo. 1696

Parents: Edward Starbuck - Katherine Reynolds

Married: William Gayer, d. 23d 7m 1710 Nantucket

Note: They had: Damaris, Dorcas and William Gayer. We descend through the 2 daughters, Damaris and Dorcas. See the Gayer line for children and descendants.



III. SARAH STARBUCK

Born: 1634 England
Died:

Parents: Edward Starbuck - Katherine Reynolds

Married: 1 Wm. Story

2 Joseph Austin in 1649, He b. 1616

3 Humphrey Varney.

Note: We connect with Sarah and her second husband, Joseph Austin. See the Austin line for their children and descendants.



STARBUCK LINE - FOURTH GENERATION

I. JETHRO STARBUCK

Born: 14 Dec 1671
Died: 12 Aug 1770

Parents: Nathaniel Starbuck - Mary Coffin

Married: Dorcas Gayer b. abt 1677, d. 11d 10m 1747., dau of William Gayer and Dorcas Starbuck.
Married 6 Dec 1694.

It is said that he attained the greatest age of anyone living on Nantucket during that time.

Children of Jethro and Dorcas:

1. SARAH STARBUCK b. 20d 10m 1697 (See next generation)

2. William Starbuck b. 22d 5m 1699, d. 17d 10m 1760. He wed 1st Anna Folger on 9d 10m 1720. She b. 25 May 1703. He wed 2nd Lydia Coleman on 28d 8m 1751. She b. 17 Feb 1717/18.

3. Eunice Starbuck b. 4d 12m 1701/2, d. 9d 10m 1745, m. Daniel Pinkham 2d 2m 1724.

4. Thomas Starbuck b. 12d 10m 1706, d. 5d 7m 1777, m. 2d 10m 1726 to Rachel Allen d. 31d 5m 1789.

5. Dorcas Starbuck b. 12d 2m 1710, d. 10m 1710, infant.

6. Jemima Starbuck b. 2d 5m 1712, left Island in 1761, m. 21d m 1728 to Silvanus Allen.

7. Mary Starbuck b. 8d 7m 1715, d. 24d 10m 1780, m. 26d 12m 1731 to Richard Mitchell.




II. PRISCILLA STARBUCK

Born: 1676
Died: 14 Mar 1762

Parents: Nathaniel Starbuck - Mary Coffin

Married: John Coleman in 1694. He b. 2 Aug 1667, d. 19d 1m 1762.

Note: See the Coleman line for their children and descendants.



STARBUCK LINE - FIFTH GENERATION

SARAH STARBUCK

Born: 20d 10m 1697
Died: 27d 10m 1789 at Nantucket

Parents: Jethro Starbuck - Dorcas Gayer

Married: Jabez Macy on 27d 9m 1712. He b. 1683, d. 7 Aug 1776 at Nantucket.

Note: See the Macy line for their childen and descendants.

Note: We connected with three female Starbucks, whose lines continue through their husbands. Knowing this fact, then we are descendants of #1 Edward Starbuck five separate ways.



Line of Descent:

EDWARD STARBUCK, EDWARD STARBUCK, NATHANIEL STARBUCK, JETHRO STARBUCK, SARAH STARBUCK, MATTHEW MACY, MATTHEW MACY, EUNICE MACY, THOMAS MACY, JOHN MACY, LORETTA MACY, JAMES PARISHO, WAYNE PARISHO, SUSANNE PARISHO




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