William Starr (1745 - 1816)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Blacksmith
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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
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Lt. William Starr's Timeline

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