Amos STARK

Male Bef 1729 - 1767  (38 years)


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  • Name Amos STARK  [1
    Birth Bef 1729  New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death 1767  [1
    Notes 
    • Below are research notes and speculations from "Aaron Stark of Groton, CT Descendants" by Swen at RootsWeb's World Connect Project:

      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clovis&id=I01640
      Comments by Clovis LaFleur, July 2005
      I am not certain of the day or year of birth of Amos, but will
      speculate later. He married Hannah Goble after April 1, 1761, most
      likely in Morris County, New Jersey. This was Hannah's second
      marriage. She married first, the Rev. Ichabod Tompkins, Dec. 24, 1746.
      Rev. Tompkins died January 3, 1761 and on April 1, 1761, Hannah gave
      birth to Ichabod Tompkins, Jr. (See the source of this information
      below) Most likely, between the birth date of Ichabod, Jr. and late
      1766, Hannah married Amos, for his will was made in Morristown, New
      Jersey August 26, 1767 and proved September 18, 1767. In this will the
      children of Amos were named, but they were probably not children of
      Hannah and Amos but children of Amos from an earlier marriage. (See
      will abstract under sources) The children from an earlier marriage
      mentioned in the will were Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Hannah was
      mentioned as the wife of Amos and there was an unborn child mentioned
      in the will, the name of whom I believe was Amos Stark, whose mother
      would have been Hannah Goble. One of the executors was Aaron Stark,
      who, I believe, was either the father of Amos or his brother.
      The birth of Amos, I would speculate, was probably quite a bit earlier
      than 1727. I would speculate Hannah was most likely born before 1730
      if she was no older than 16 years old when she married Ichabod
      Tompkins in 1746. If Amos was the same age as Hannah, then he would
      have been born before 1730. However, when he married Hannah, he had
      three children, apparently of legal age and there were eight Tompkins
      children that came with the marriage, none of which would have been
      over 21 years old. If Hannah was looking after the interest of her
      children, I believe she most likely married a man of means and one who
      was well established in the community, that is, someone as old or
      older than herself.
      Amos, at the very least, I believe, was over thirty and could have
      been forty years old or older when he married Hannah. I would
      speculate the birth of Amos occurred between 1710 and 1725 and his
      father was most likely Aaron Stark who married Margaret Wells. Since
      Aaron Stark who married Elizabeth Young would have been 2 in 1710 and
      17 in 1725, I believe he was most likely not the father of Amos, but
      his brother. I believe circumstances for Amos and Hannah lean towards
      Amos being born at least before 1725. Again, this is only speculation
      and no records have been found to support this theory.
      Another reason to speculate Amos was older, as mentioned above, would
      be the children named in the will who were probably not Hannah's.
      Having only seen the abstract, I cannot say with certainty they were
      of age, but the abstract below doesn't mention they are underage
      children of Amos Stark, leading me to believe the oldest of the three
      would have been at least 23 years old establishing his latest year of
      birth as 1744. (If each son was born one year apart, for example, then
      the youngest would have been 21 in 1767 and the oldest 23.) If Amos
      had been twenty years old when he first married, then this would set
      his latest year of birth at 1724.
      While preparing these comments, I found on page 15 of the text titled,
      "The Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations," by Charles R. Stark, he
      had reported Amos Stark, ID#39, was the son of Aaron Stark and
      Margaret Wells. He reports this Amos was born before 1729 and died in
      1767. CRS reports he was married first to someone unknown to CRS and
      second to Mrs. Hannah (Goble) Tompkins, born in 1729 and died February
      7, 1799. Children were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Amos, this last
      child mentioned, born October 31, 1767. CRS then wrote: "He is
      reported to have lived at one time at the head of Seneca Lake. He was
      twice married, his second wife being the widow Tompkins whose maiden
      name was Goble." So far so good, until CRS wrote Amos may have lived
      near Seneca Lake, New York. From the above analysis, Amos Stark who
      married Hannah Goble could not have lived at the head of Seneca Lake.
      As speculated earlier, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, were probably not
      children of Amos and Hannah. However, the unborn child mentioned was
      named in the CRS text and was most certainly Hannah's child and was
      most likely the Amos, born October 31, 1767, reported in the CRS text.
      I believe CRS reports this same Amos Stark who married Hannah Goble on
      page 26 of the text. He reports Amos Stark, ID#99, was the son of
      Aaron Stark and Elizabeth Young. CRS doesn't report a birth for this
      Amos, but reports he married Hannah Goble, born in 1729 and reports
      she died February 7, 1799. He reports their children were Abraham,
      Isaac, and Jacob. He then wrote: "Amos Stark was a resident of
      Morristown, N, J. His will, dated Aug. 6, was probated Sept. 18, 1767,
      in that town." This phrase provides a probable death date, but page 26
      of the text has, without doubt, described the same man we find on page
      15 of the text, each having a different set of parents.
      I believe the Amos Stark, #39, was genealogically correct. However, as
      revealed above, he could not have lived at the head of Seneca Lake,
      New York. Replacing the comments on page 15 with those on page 26
      would be appropriate for we can say with certainty he lived and died
      in Morristown, New Jersey. Aaron Stark and Elizabeth Young may have
      had a son named Amos, which I will not address in these comments.
      However, in my opinion, he was not the Amos Stark, ID#99 reported in
      the CRS text on page 26.
      ===
      My conclusions:
      Amos Stark who married Hannah Goble was probably a son of Aaron Stark
      and Margaret Wells. He was probably born between the years 1710 and
      1725. From his marriage to his unknown first wife, he had sons named
      Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, their order of birth most likely the same
      as their order in the will. He married Hannah Stark after April of
      1761, and they had one son named Amos Stark, born October 31, 1767.
      Hannah died February 7, 1799. or the year could have been the same
      date in 1797 as reported in the New Jersey Bills of Mortality.
      ---------------------------------------
      Source information
      Source: J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J.
      Families, (Rockaway, N.J., Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902)
      "Ichabod TOMPKINS was the second minister of the Baptist Church at
      Morristown, from Nov. 6, 1759, to Jan. 3, 1761, at which date he died.
      He was succeeded by the Rev. John WALTON, June 17, 1767. He married
      Hannah GOBLE Dec. 24, 1746. She married (2) Amos Stark, and died Feb.
      7, 1797, aged 70 years.
      Children: Uzal (Tompkins), born Oct. 26, 1747, married (1) Martha,
      daughter of Jonathan REEVE, of Morristown. She died Apr. 22, 1770,
      aged 19. He married (2) Susanna BENJAMIN, probably of Rockaway, Dec.
      30, 1771, she was born Aug. 25, 1748, died Jan. 25, 1817. Her wedding
      slippers are said to be at Washington Headquarters. He married (3)
      Elizabeth OSBORN, Sept. 16, 1817. She died Mar. 12, 1834. He died at
      Franklin Apr. 12, 1831. Salome (Tompkins), born May 9, 1749, married
      Stephen, son of Phineas FAIRCHILD, Dec. 23, 1771. Phebe (Tompkins),
      born Jan. 30, 1751; Isaac (Tompkins), born July 19, 1753, died Sept.
      20, 1806; Robert (Tompkins), born Apr. 17, 1755, died Nov. 20, 1775;
      Nathan (Tompkins). Born Jan. 21, 1757, married Phebe MORRIS Apr. 12,
      1779; Huldah (Tompkins), born Oct. 29, 1759; Ichabod (Tompkins), born
      Apr. 1, 1761."
      ===
      Source: (Lib. 1, p. 159) 1767, Aug. 26. STARK, Enos (Amos), of
      Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; will of: All my lands in this and
      Sussex Co. to be sold, if my Executors think best. Wife, Hannah, all
      the personal and real she had when I married her, and 45 beside.
      Remainder to my children, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and my Executors
      are to consider the child that my wife is now pregnant with. Executors
      - Aaron Stark and Capt. John Brookfield. Witnesses - Job Brookfield,
      Uzal Tomkins, James Gillispie. Proved Sept. 18, 1767.
      ============================
      jliamarx@att.net
      CRS 39, p. 15 (third person listed under the Fourth Generation): Amos
      (Aaron[8], Aaron[2], Aaron[1]), b. before 1729; d. 1767; m. (1)
      unknown; (2) Mrs, Hannah (GOBLE) TOMPKINS, b. 1729, d. Feb. 7, 1799.
      Children: 109. Abraham, 110, Isaac, 111. Jacob, 112, Amos, b. Oct. 31,
      1767.
      He is reported to have lived at one time at the head of Seneca Lake {I
      don't think so because (1) STARKs not documented in this area before
      1790 and (2) what seems to be his will was probated in NJ in 1767}).
      He was twice married, his second wife being the Widow TOMPKINS whose
      maiden name was GOBLE.
      ===
      CRS 39, p. 15 (third person listed under the Fourth Generation): Amos
      (Aaron[8], Aaron[2], Aaron[1]), b. before 1729; d. 1767; m. (1)
      unknown; (2) Mrs, Hannah (GOBLE) TOMPKINS, b. 1729, d. Feb. 7, 1799.
      Children: 109. Abraham, 110, Isaac, 111. Jacob, 112, Amos, b. Oct. 31,
      1767.
      He is reported to have lived at one time at the head of Seneca Lake {I
      don't think so because (1) STARKs not documented in this area before
      1790 and (2) what seems to be his will was probated in NJ in 1767}).
      He was twice married, his second wife being the Widow TOMPKINS whose
      maiden name was GOBLE.
      ===
      From Clovis LaFleur
      On page 15, Amos Stark, ID#39, was reported, as above, to have married
      Mrs. Hannah (Goble) Tompkins. CRS reports they had children named
      Abraham, ID#109; Isaac, ID#110; Jacob, ID#111; and Amos, ID#112, born
      October 31, 1767. CRS provides a note which says: He (Amos Stark) is
      reported to have lived at one time at the head of Seneca Lake. He was
      twice married, his second wife being the Widow Tompkins whose maiden
      name was Goble.
      ===
      Now go to page 26 of the CRS text. On this page CRS reports Amos
      Stark, ID#99, m. Hannah Goble, b. 1729, died February 7, 1799. On page
      15, CRS reports Amos Stark, ID#39, born before 1729, died 1767,
      married first, Unknown, married second, Mrs. Hannah (Goble) Tompkins,
      born 1729, died February 7, 1799. Can there be any doubt Amos ID#39
      and Amos ID#99 are the same person, reported in the CRS text to have
      different parents? On page 26, for Amos ID#99, CRS has these comments:
      Amos Stark was a resident of Morristown, N. J. His will, dated Aug.
      6, was probated Sept. 18, 1767, in that town. CRS reports this Amos,
      ID#99 had children named Abraham, ID#281; Isaac, ID#282, and Jacob,
      ID#283. Note these children have the same given names as the above
      Abraham, ID#109; Isaac, ID#110; and Jacob, ID#111.
      ===
      Further research has revealed there was a probate record for Amos
      Stark in Morristown, as reported in the CRS text. An abstract of this
      record states:
      Source: (Lib. 1, p. 159) 1767, Aug. 26. STARK, Enos (Amos), of
      Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; will of: All my lands in this and
      Sussex Co. to be sold, if my Executors think best. Wife, Hannah, all
      the personal and real she had when I married her, and 45 beside.
      Remainder to my children, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and my Executors
      are to consider the child that my wife is now pregnant with. Executors
      - Aaron Stark and Capt. John Brookfield. Witnesses - Job Brookfield,
      Uzal Tomkins, James Gillispie. Proved Sept. 18, 1767.
      ===============================
      Clearly, the Amos Stark who prepared this will had sons named Abraham,
      Isaac, and Jacob, as presented in the CRS text and the dates of
      signing and probate agree with the CRS text as presented on page 26
      for Amos Stark, ID#99. Further, I would argue the sons Abraham, Isaac,
      and Jacob, were of age and not children of Hannah Goble. However, as
      presented, Hannah did have an unborn child, that child, I would
      speculate, being the Amos Stark, ID#112, born October 31, 1767,
      reported above to be a child of Amos Stark, ID#39.
      ===
      The text, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J. Families, by J.
      Percy Crayon (Rockaway, N.J., Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), reports
      "Ichabod TOMPKINS was the second minister of the Baptist Church at
      Morristown, from Nov. 6, 1759, to Jan. 3, 1761, at which date he
      died.He married Hannah GOBLE Dec. 24, 1746. She married (2) Amos
      Stark, and died Feb. 7, 1797, aged 70 years. Therefore, Hannah most
      likely did not marry Amos until after January 3, 1761. The first child
      born to Hannah and Ichabod was Uzal Tompkins who was a witness to the
      above will of Amos Stark. Therefore, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were
      children of the first wife of Amos, her name unknown, and Amos Stark,
      Junior, born October 31, 1767, was a son of Hannah Goble.
      ===
      The birth of Amos, I would speculate, was probably quite a bit earlier
      than 1727. I would speculate Hannah was most likely born before 1730
      if she was no older than 16 years old when she married Ichabod
      Tompkins in 1746. If Amos was the same age as Hannah, then he would
      have been born before 1730. However, when he married Hannah, he had
      three children, poosibly of legal age and there were eight Tompkins
      children that came with the marriage, none of which would have been
      over 21 years old at the time of the marriage. If Hannah was looking
      after the interest of her children, I believe she most likely married
      a man of means and one who was well established in the community, that
      is, someone as old or older than herself.
      ===
      Amos, at the very least, I believe, was over thirty and could have
      been forty years old or older when he married Hannah. I would
      speculate the birth of Amos occurred between 1710 and 1725 and his
      father was most likely Aaron Stark who married Margaret Wells. Since
      Aaron Stark who married Elizabeth Young would have been 2 in 1710 and
      17 in 1725, I believe he was most likely not the father of Amos, but
      his brother. I believe circumstances for Amos and Hannah lean towards
      Amos being born at least before 1725. Again, this is only speculation
      and no records have been found to support this theory.
      ===
      My conclusions:
      Aaron Stark who married Margaret Wells, had two sons and possibly two
      daughters when he moved to New Jersey about 1732. Most certainly,
      Aaron Stark, ID#37, born in 1709, was a son, and most likely Amos
      Stark, ID#39, born between 1710 and 1725, was a son. I believe John
      Stark, ID#38 and Margaret Stark, ID#42, were children of Aaron Stark,
      ID#37, and Elizabeth Young. Isaac Stark, ID#40, was most likely the
      son of Amos Stark, ID#39 and his unknown first wife. The parentage
      and existence of Mary Stark, ID#41, and Hannah Stark, ID#43, from my
      research can only be attributed to the CRS text, for I have found no
      confirmation sources on these individuals as yet. Therefore, the
      following would be my organization for the first two generations in
      Morris County, these being individuals reported in the CRS text. There
      may be other individuals misplaced in the text which I will address at
      a later date. However, the following represents what my research has
      revealed at this time and further explanations and proof will follow
      in another message.
      ===
      http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=j
      eromeyward&id=I63567
      ===
      Note: 1769: Feb. 15 pledges were made toward a new Baptist Church
      building on the Morristown Green. I believe Mr. Stark was a captain,
      either in the army (most probable) or at sea. He was referred to as
      such when he pledged 3 pounds, 3 shillings and 9 denari (pence)
      [Citation: "History of Morris County," pg. 138.
      ===
      http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=c
      lovis&id=I05236
      ===
      CRS Note on page 15: "He is reported to have lived at one time at the
      head of Seneca Lake. He was twice married, his second wife being the
      widow Tompkins whose maiden name was Goble."
      ===
      From, Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark
      Amos Stark was a resident of Morristown, N. J. His will, dated Aug. 6,
      1767 was probated Sept. 18, 1767, in that town.
      _________________________________
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmorris/wills2.htm
      1767, Aug. 26. STARK, Enos (Amos), of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman;
      will of. All my lands in this and Sussex Co. to be sold, if my
      Executors think best. Wife, Hannah, all the personal and real she had
      when I married her, and 45 beside. Remainder to my children, Abraham,
      Isaac and Jacob; and my Executors are to consider the child that my
      wife is now pregnant with. Executors - Aaron Stark and Capt. John
      Brookfield. Witnesses - Job Brookfield, Uzal Tomkins, James Gillispie.
      Proved Sept. 18, 1767. (Lib. I, p. 159)
      ===
      From Clovis LaFleur
      3. Amos4 Stark, Senior (Aaron3, Aaron2, Aaron1) was born Bet. 1710 -
      1725 in New London County, Connecticut, and died 1767 in Morristown,
      Morris County, New Jersey. He married (1) Unknown Spouse #1. He
      married (2) Hannah Goble (Widow Tompkins) Aft. April 1761 in Morris
      County, New Jersey. She was born 1729, and died February 07, 1799.
      ===
      Children of Amos Stark and Unknown #1 are:
      10 i. Abraham5 Stark, died 1814. He married Elizabeth Sperry.
      11 ii. Jacob Stark.
      12 iii. Isaac Stark, Senior, born Bef. 1755 in Morris County, New
      Jersey. He married Elizabeth Reed.
      ===
      Child of Amos Stark and Hannah Tompkins) is:
      13 i. Amos5 Stark, Junior, born October 31, 1767 in Morristown, New
      Jersey; died March 21, 1850 in Big Flats, Chemung County, New York.
      He married Elizabeth VanTassel December 21, 1794 in Minisink, Orange
      County, New York; born July 22, 1770 in Minisink, Orange County, New
      York; died May 05, 1859 in Michigan.
      ===
      Clovis LaFleur July 2005 My conclusions:
      Amos Stark who married Hannah Goble was probably a son of Aaron
      Stark and Margaret Wells. He was probably born between the years 1710
      and 1725. From his marriage to his unknown first wife, he had sons
      named Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, their order of birth most likely the
      same as their order in the will. He married Hannah Stark after April
      of 1761, and they had one son named Amos Stark, born October 31, 1767.
      Hannah died February 7, 1799. or the year could have been the same
      date in 1797 as reported in the New Jersey Bills of Mortality.
      ===
    Person ID I54741  Main Tree
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2021 

    Father Aaron STARK,   b. 1678, North Stonington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1740 (Age > 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret WELLS,   b. 19 May 1682, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F08029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown ? 
    Children 
     1. Abraham STARK   d. 1814  [Birth]
     2. Jacob STARK  [Natural]
    Family ID F24346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2021 

    Family 2 Hannah GOBLE,   b. 1729   d. 07 Feb 1799 (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Amos STARK,   b. 31 Oct 1767, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Mar 1850 (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F15427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S00078] Charles R. Stark, The Aaron STARK Family Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aaron STARK of Groton, Connecticut.

    2. [S01665] Ahnentafel of Susannah Starks by Rod Schroeder.