John Starr (1743 - 1824)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London Co., CT
Death: Died in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, USA
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John Starr went to Nova Scotia to settle, but when the Revolutionary War began, he chose the cause of the colonists against England and was compelled to flee from the province without his family. He returned to Groton, Connecticut, and his family followed. John immediately volunteered to serve in the Revolutionary forces. In the terrible fight at Fort Griswold, he was wounded by a musket ball through the left elbow, losing the use of his arm. The Government gave him a pension for life and 1,000 acres of land in Franklin County, Ohio, near the present city of Columbus. In the spring of 1812 he and his family started in two large wagons, arriving at their homestead in June, seven weeks later. The area was then dense forest. _____

John Starr born January 16 1743 was a brother of Lieutenant William Had just returned from Nova Scotia which he had been compelled to leave on account of his loyalty to the United Colonies and in support of his love for them he entered the fort as a volunteer where he received a wound which disabled his right arm for life He afterward moved to Ohio near Columbus where he died in 1824

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris  p. 227 
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John Starr's Timeline

1743
January 16, 1743
Groton, New London Co., CT
1773
November 23, 1773
Age 30
1774
August 30, 1774
Age 31
NS, Canada
1776
August 19, 1776
Age 33
1782
May 5, 1782
Age 39
1785
February 20, 1785
Age 42
1787
March 29, 1787
Age 44
1791
July 27, 1791
Age 48
1824
August 10, 1824
Age 81
Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, USA
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Columbus, Franklin Co., OH