Joseph Starnes, born ca. 1730 in New York; died April 7, 1779 in Madison Co., KY. Joseph married Katherine (Carlock?) ca. 1752 probably in Virginia. Joseph was killed, along with his older brother, Frederick Starnes II, by 25 or 30 Indians while out scouting for land near Fort Boonesborough (see Starn's Defeat under Frederick II). Before this event, Joseph was involved in the Cherokee Expedition (1759-1760) and is listed as a Sergeant along with his brothers Leonard and Adam, both Privates.
Joseph Starnes was the first member of the family to move into the Piedmont area of North Carolina. In 1766, joseph bought 130 acres of land in Mecklenburg County. He eventually sold the land and moved back to Virginia to be closer to his family. (More info to follow)
Joseph and Katherine's children are:
1. Katherine Starnes, born ca. 1755; died ????; married William Crabtree.
2. Joseph Starnes, Jr., born April 3, 1755; died ????; married Rachel Rice on August 16, 1796. Their children are:
i. Eleanor Starnes, born July 23, 1797; died ????
ii. Joseph Starnes III, born November 22, 1798; died ????; married Catherine Bowman.
iii. Jesse Starnes, born October 14, 1799; died ????; married Nellie Watts.
iv. Harrison Starnes, born December 20, 1801; died ????; married Mary Bowman.
v. Jacob C. Starnes, born February 3, 1803; died ????; married Alice Kellar.
vi. Willie Ellen Starnes, born June 20, 1805; died ????; married Joseph Bradshaw.
vii. Rachel Starnes, born October 15, 1810; died September 22, 1887; married Simon Bisanar, born March 20, 1806; died January 30, 1877.
viii. Henrietta Starnes, born November 3, 1812; died ????; married Wyatt Fowler.
ix. Daughter, born ????; died ????; married Michael Moyer.
4. Mary Starnes, born ca. 1758; died ca. 1820; married Leonard Hise. Their children are:
i. Rosina Hise, born ca. 1780; died ????; married John Pless on September 9, 1801.
ii. Andrew Hise, born ca. 1786
iii. Daniel Hise, born ca. 1788; died ca. 1814.
iv. Leonard Hise Jr., born ca. 1790; died ????; married Isabella ????
v. Emeline Hise, born ca. 1795; died ????
5. Barbara Starnes, born ca. 1760; died ????; married David Starnes (see children under David Starnes)
6. Nicholas Starnes, born ca. 1760; died ca. 1820; married Sophia Cress on December 19, 1791. Their children are:
i. Jacob Starnes, born ????; died ????; married Jane Russell on May 31, 1821.
ii. Margaret Starnes, born ????; died ????; married Joshua Headly.
iii. Ellizabeth Starnes, born ????; died ????; married Mithias Harkey on January 17, 1837.
iv. Reuben Starnes, born March 23, 1797; died ????; married Mary Hood on February 8, 1823.
v. Catherine Starnes, born April 23, 1799; died ????; married Tunis Hood IV on February 22, 1822.
vi. Sophia K. Starnes, born ca. 1811; died 1881; married William Roark.
vii Joseph Lee Starnes, born ca. 1809; died January 1899; married Elizabeth Fisher on October 28, 1831.
7. Jacob Starnes, born ca. 1755; died ca. 1845; married Esther Wence on April 20, 1798. Their children are:
i. Rachel Starnes, born July 31, 1798; died ????
ii. Valentine Starnes, born ca. 1800; died ????; married Olleary Ritch on August 17, 1824 at Morningstar Lutheran Church
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