Thomas Starr (1784 - 1868)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London Co., CT, USA
Death: Died in Rochester, Lorain Co., OH, USA
Occupation: Blacksmith
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About Thomas Starr

Thomas Starr and his brother Perez came in 1810 from Connecticut in a one-horse wagon to Cleveland, Ohio. In September of that year Thomas settled in Eldredge (later Berlin), Erie County, Ohio. At that time there was only one settler in the eastern part of the township. He got help to raise his house from Florence, Huron, and Milan. On the appointed day, 6 November 1810, six inches of snow had fallen overnight. Soon after sunrise old Mr. Burdue, a kind friend, appeared on horseback with four gallons of whiskey he had brought from Milan for the occasion. The hands soon came, and the house was raised. The two brothers "kept bachelors' hall" there for some time.

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Thomas Starr's Timeline

1784
September 3, 1784
Groton, New London Co., CT, USA
1814
February 5, 1814
Age 29
1815
January 25, 1815
Age 30
OH, USA
1816
December 8, 1816
Age 32
1818
June 26, 1818
Age 33
Berlin, OH, USA
1820
March 29, 1820
Age 35
1821
December 5, 1821
Age 37
1823
October 30, 1823
Age 39
1825
September 5, 1825
Age 41
1830
April 19, 1830
Age 45