Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY

In the matter of the estate of SAMUEL STARR, of the city and county of Albany, NY and late of Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY:

Petition to open estate by NATHANIEL PECK dated 15 Nov. 1830:

(Although there are no wills, and died intestate, it is included here because it spells out a direct line family relationship.)

NATHANIEL PECK stated that Samuel Starr late of Brownville, deceased, had 10 children and left a widow and considerable debt. A statement of the descendants was attached to the petition: I, PELEG ARNOLD, grandfather, and we-uncles of GEORGE STARR, SAMUEL STARR, FANNY STARR and SARAH ANNE STARR of Brownville, in Jefferson Co., infant children of CHAUNCEY STARR and NANCY, his wife, who died intestate do request and consent that WILLIAM KNOX, a freeholder in their neighbourhood be appointed administrator of this estate. /s/; PELEG ARNOLD SEN., PELEG ARNOLD JUN. and CALEB ARNOLD.

Estate papers of Jefferson Co., 1805-S1-5, case 1-18.

NOTE: CHAUNCEY FARMER STARR was born 13 Jan. 1791 and died 3 January 1830 He was the son of Samuel Starr and Sarah Barnes; Sarah died in Brownville in 1837. The family was of Middletown, Connecticut, via Albany and then to Jefferson County. Chauncey's wife was Nancy Arnold b 10 Sept 1800 in Brownville and died 28 Sept. 1828. In a biography of SAMUEL B. STARR of Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, it is stated that he was a member of the Starr and Harrison law firm since October 1855. Further, that he was the son of Chauncey and Nancy Starr, nee Arnold, of New York. Born in Brownville, Jefferson Co. on 17 Jan. 1824. His father died in 1832 and his mother in 1828, having been the parents of five children. He married ADELINE HUGHES in May 1855, born in Orleans, daughter of DANIEL and RUTH HUGHES. They had two sons.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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