Rachel STARR

Female 1705 - 1791  (85 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rachel STARR was born 15 Sep 1705, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of Thomas STARR and Mary MORGAN); died 05 Feb 1791, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Rachel married Daniel DENISON 14 Nov 1726, New London, Connecticut. Daniel (son of George DENISON and Mary WETHERELL) was born 27 Jun 1703, New London, Connecticut; died 02 Feb 1748, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Phebe DENISON was born 22 Jun 1741; died 28 Dec 1818.
    2. Thomas DENISON was born 14 Nov 1732; died 19 Mar 1818.
    3. James DENISON was born 18 Apr 1746, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 24 Dec 1778, During the American Revolution.
    4. Daniel DENISON was born 16 Dec 1730, New London, New London Co., Conn.; died 17 Mar 1793.
    5. Hannah DENISON was born Between 02 Jan 1738 and 1739, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Elizabeth DENISON was born 19 Nov 1748, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 01 Dec 1822.
    7. Ann DENISON was born 08 Sep 1743, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Nov 1767.
    8. Samuel DENISON was born 09 Nov 1736, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1767.
    9. Rachel DENISON was born 20 Sep 1734, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 May 1815, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Mary DENISON was born 19 Aug 1728, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Rachel married Ebenezer AVERY 21 Nov 1759, New London, Connecticut. Ebenezer (son of James AVERY and Mary GRISWOLD) was born 29 Mar 1703/04, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 11 Jul 1780, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Morgan Avery Cemetery. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas STARR was born 27 Sep 1668, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 11 Jun 1671 (son of Samuel STARR and Hannah BREWSTER).

    Thomas married Mary MORGAN 1 Jan 1695, Groton, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of James MORGAN and Mary VINE) was born 20 Mar 1670, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 14 Sep 1765, Stonington, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary MORGAN was born 20 Mar 1670, New London, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of James MORGAN and Mary VINE); died 14 Sep 1765, Stonington, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Rachel STARR was born 15 Sep 1705, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 05 Feb 1791, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel STARR was born Abt 1641, Duxbury or Yarmouth, Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1687/88, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Samuel was one of the early settlers of New London and a prominent man in the town, holding the honorable office of county marshall (high sheriff) from 1674 to his death. He lived on the Old Buttonwood corner.

    Samuel married Hannah BREWSTER 23 Dec 1664, New London, Connecticut. Hannah (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM) was born 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hannah BREWSTER was born 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM); died Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Death: Aft 25 Nov 1691

    Notes:

    They had 4 children.

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas STARR was born 27 Sep 1668, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 11 Jun 1671.
    2. Jonathan STARR was born 23 Feb 1673/74, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 6 Aug 1767; was buried , Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

  3. 6.  James MORGAN was born 03 Mar 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts (son of James MORGAN and Margery HILLS); died 08 Dec 1711, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Between 03 Mar 1641 and 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Name:
    "History of James Morgan": Capt. James b. 3 Mch., 1644, so. of James, m. "Mary Vine of Old England," Nov. 1666, died 8 Dec 1711, age 68. His wife Mary died in 1689, of the "throat distemper," so called, a terrible epidemic which prevailed throughout the country that year, especially in the months of July and August, visiting nearly every family and carrying consternation and death in its trail. She was born in England in 1641, and was 48 years old when she died. After her death he married 2nd wife Hannah (?), born in 1640, who d. in 1711, aged 71, a few days only before his own death, but after the date of his will, in which he calls her his "dear and loving wife."

    His will is dated in Groton 25 June, 1708, and approved in the probate 22 Jan. 1712. In it he bequeaths to his "dear and loving wife Hannah Morgan," his "horse and chaise," barn, and orchard by it, and "the lower field this side of the cross fence which joineth south brook," to enjoy during her life. To his son James, his "field"; one half the barn and all his land at home, subject to the joint control and use of his widow, so long as she so remained. Also to James a lot "in the plain," near the salt marsh, "on the north side of the island." to his son William, "the land he has already a deed of," and 100 acres and one little island in Packanacock plain," that is, my sons Jas and Wm shall have equally." To his "four daughters, Mercy, (record of birth says Mary), Hannah, Elizabeth and Jerusha," all his cattle, horses and sheep, to be equally divided between them. to his "grandson James Morgan," his saddle bridle and short gun, and to his "grandson Wm Morgan" his musket.

    He was an active member and one of the two first deacons of the first church in Groton; was the principal magistrate, and transacted the chief part of the civil business around him, for many years. At the first town meeting held after the town was incorporated, in Dec. 1705, he was the moderator, and was chosen first townsman or selectman. he was moderator of nearly every town or society meeting until near his death in 1711, and after that for many years his place as moderator was supplied by his two sons Deacon James and Lieut. John, sometimes the one acting and sometimes the other. He was chosen captain of the first "train band" in Groton, in 1692, under an order of the Governor and Council, authorizing a military company to be formed there, and had been then two years a captain and commander of the "dragoon" force of New London county, under a special commission from the General Court.

    Like his father he was one of the Deputies to the General Court from New London from 1689 to 1700, and afterwards one of the first Deputies from the new town of Groton, in 1706; and for several years was a Commissioner to advise and direct the Pequot tribe of Indians in the management of their affairs.

    The military titles of these early days, even down to that of ensign, or sergeant, were esteemed as marks of high distinction, and from their peculiar importance, and the care and caution with which the officers were chosen, very justly so. These infant plantations were surrounded by hostile tribes of Indians, overwhelming in numbers; exposed constantly to the inroads of prowling bands, often irritated and always treacherous, and their very existence as well as peace and safety, depended much upon the personal character, the wise sagacity, prudent counsel and conduct, and the cool intrepidity of these chosen military guardians. Hence it was the early practice, when the leading officers of these "train bands" were to be chosen, to open the proceedings by solemn proclamation and prayer, and sometimes a special sermon for the occasion was prepared and preached to the company by their minister.

    Capt. James lived and died upon the old patriarchal homestead of his father James...

    James married Mary VINE Nov 1666, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary was born Bef 1641, England; died 08 Dec 1689, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary VINE was born Bef 1641, England; died 08 Dec 1689, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. James MORGAN was born 6 Feb 1667, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 04 May 1748, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    2. William MORGAN was born 04 Mar 1669, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 25 Dec 1750, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. 3. Mary MORGAN was born 20 Mar 1670, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 14 Sep 1765, Stonington, Connecticut.
    4. Hannah MORGAN was born 08 Jun 1674, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 21 Apr 1727, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    5. Elizabeth MORGAN was born 9 Sep 1678, Groton, New London County, Connecticut; died 18 Sep 1763, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Jerusha MORGAN was born 1682.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Jonathan BREWSTER was born 12 Aug 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (son of William BREWSTER and Mary ?); died 07 Aug 1659, Norwich, New London, Conn.; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Brewster's Neck, Preston, Conn..

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Became a Dutch citizen
    • Military Service: 1637; Military Commissioner in the Pequot War
    • Occupation: 1639; Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony
    • Occupation: 1641; Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony
    • Military Service: 1643; Member of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company
    • Occupation: 1644; Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony

    Notes:

    Jonathan came in the ship Fortune in November, 1621. He married Lucretia. She was probable a sister of John Oldham, who came to Plymouth on his 'perticular', about 1623, and who was called 'brother' by Jonathan. About 1630 Jonathan removed his family to Duxbury, from which place he was deputy to the General Court, Plymouth Colony, 1639, 1641-1644. He then removed to New London, Conn., about 1649, and settled in that part which later established as Norwich, his farm lying in both towns. Here he was deputy to the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut, 1650, 1655-1658.

    In 1637 he was a military commissioner in the Pequot War; a member of the Duxbury Committee to raise forces in the Narragansett Alarm of 1642, and a member of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company in the military enrollment of 1643.
    REF: Winsor's Hist. Duxbury, p. 90; Peirce's Col. Lists p. 75 and 84 and Genl. Reg. Soc. Col. War, 1899-1902, pg 576

    The descendants erected in the Brewster Cemetery, in 1855, a plain granite shaft about eight feet high, to the memory of Jonathan and his wife, Lucretia. A part of the inscription on the monument, referring to Jonahtan Brewster, says: "History speaks of his act," and to Lucretia Brewster there is the following: "A noble specimen of an enlightened, heroic Christian gentlewoman."

    The Brewster Cemetery is at Brewster's Neck, between Poquetanuck Cove and the Thames River, in Connecticut. It contains about one square acre and is surrounded by a substantial stone wall, which was rebuilt in 1903.

    Notes from William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for 4 Generations:
    1. One of the men who undertook to discharge the debts of Plymouth Colony.
    2. A freeman in 1633, he was active in the settlement of the town of Duxbury, Mass., incorporated June 7,1637.
    3. Served as a surveyor, laid out highways, practiced as an attorney, and was styled "gentleman".
    4. In 1638, established a ferry service to transport men and cattle across the North River. But sold this in 1641 to Messrs. Barker, Howell and others.

    Jonathan married Lucretia OLDHAM 10 Apr 1624, Plymouth, Conn.. Lucretia (daughter of William OLDHAM and Phillipa SOWTER) was born , Derby, England; died Between 04 Mar 1678 and 1679, Brewster's Neck, Preston, New London, Conn.; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, CT. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Lucretia OLDHAM was born , Derby, England (daughter of William OLDHAM and Phillipa SOWTER); died Between 04 Mar 1678 and 1679, Brewster's Neck, Preston, New London, Conn.; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 04 Jan 1600, Darby, England; Parish of All Saints, Derby
    • Baptism: 14 Jan 1600, Darby, England; Parish of All Saints, Derby

    Notes:

    Lucretia was a woman of note and respectability among her compeers. She has always the prefix of honor and is usually presented to view in some useful capacity: an attendant upon the sich and dying as nurse, doctress, or midwife, or a witness to wills and other important transactions.

    Lucretia came over on the "Anne" with her brother, John Oldham, arriving about July 10, 1623.

    Children:
    1. William BREWSTER was born 09 Mar 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Bef 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Mary BREWSTER was born 16 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 23 Nov 1697 and 1698, Probably Scituate, Massachusetts.
    3. Jonathan BREWSTER was born 17 Jul 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 02 Jan 1659 and 1660.
    4. Ruth BREWSTER was born 03 Oct 1631, Jones River, Massachusetts; died Between 30 Apr and 01 May 1677, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Benjamin BREWSTER was born 17 Nov 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachsetts; died 14 Sep 1710, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Brewster's Neck, Preston, Conn..
    6. Elizabeth BREWSTER was born 01 May 1637, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Feb 1708, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Grace BREWSTER was born 01 Nov 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 22 Apr 1684, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.
    8. 5. Hannah BREWSTER was born 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

  3. 12.  James MORGAN was born 1607, Lianvabon, Glamorans, Wales; died 6 Aug 1685, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    James married Margery HILLS 6 Aug 1640. Margery was born 16 Jun 1611, Essex, England; died 28 Apr 1690, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Margery HILLS was born 16 Jun 1611, Essex, England; died 28 Apr 1690, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Hannah MORGAN was born 18 May 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 19 Jun 1677, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
    2. 6. James MORGAN was born 03 Mar 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 08 Dec 1711, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. John MORGAN was born 30 Mar 1645, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 12 Feb 1712, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Joseph MORGAN was born 29 Nov 1646, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 05 Apr 1704, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
    5. Abraham MORGAN was born 3 Sep 1648, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died Aug 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Daughter MORGAN was born 17 Nov 1650, Roxbury, Massachusetts; died Nov 1650, Roxbury, Massachusetts.