William Starr (1745 - 1816)

‹ Back to Starr surname

58

Matches

0 1 57
Adds more complete birth place, more complete burial place, middle name and residence.

View William Starr's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to William Starr
  • Request to view William Starr's family tree

Share

Birthplace: Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
Last Updated:

About William Starr

"Lieutenant William Starr son of Thomas Starr was born April 20 1745 He was the leading blacksmith of the town and manufactured axes hoes ploughshares spades forks and other agricultural implements of iron for the farmers of the place He was a volunteer in the defence of Fort Griswold At the time of the massacre he ran into the magazine where he was severely wounded by an ounce musket ball striking the breast bone at an acute angle passing across his body under the skin along his extended left arm to the elbow where it was taken out and was treasured in an old desk till a young grandson ignorant of its history lost it as a sinker on his fish line He died December 31 1816"

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

By William Wallace Harris p 226
view all 16

Lt. William Starr's Timeline

1745
April 20, 1745
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1770
November 1, 1770
Age 25
November 1, 1770
Age 25
1772
July 20, 1772
Age 27
Groton, New London Co., CT
1775
July 11, 1775
Age 30
1777
October 24, 1777
Age 32
1780
May 19, 1780
Age 35
1782
September 20, 1782
Age 37
1784
September 3, 1784
Age 39
Groton, New London Co., CT, USA
1786
June 19, 1786
Age 41
Groton, New London Co., CT