Lt. William Starr

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William Starr

Birthplace: Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Starr and Jerusha Starr
Husband of Freelove Starr; Hannah Starr and Mary Starr
Father of Lucinda Starr; William Starr; Jabez Starr; Freelove Burdick; Elisha Starr and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Starr; Jerusha Chester; Mary Thatcher; John Starr; Hannah Starr and 4 others

Occupation: Blacksmith
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About Lt. 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


William Starr who was a lieut. in the 8th militia at Fort Griswold; he was a pensioner. Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. I, p. 184


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Lt. William Starr's Timeline

April 20, 1745
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
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
January 13, 1791
Age 45
Groton, CT, USA