He has been a phantom to researchers and descendants. The reason has been two little letters. In a census, the census taker notated that he was born in Georgia. This part I have not verified as true or not. At present, I am trying to find proof that his father was in Georgia, at least for a little while, long enough for his oldest son to be born there.
And do I know who is parents were...sure! Was it difficult to figure it out? No. Why someone hasn't before me, I have no idea. I guess they are seeing for the fruit and not looking up at the tree.
If you find an apple under an apple tree, surrounded by other apples, the probability that it fell from that tree. Now, it is certainly possible that someone brought an apple from many many miles away and just randomly placed it under that tree. Possible, but not probable. I mean, the apple could have been zapped there by an alien if you watch enough TV. But not likely.
|Age in 1860:||24|
|Birth Year:||abt 1836|
|Home in 1860:||Union, North Carolina|
|Value of real estate:||View image|
He is not living in the household of the Gaddy's. This is a computer glitch, that failed to separate households. 'Allace' refers to daughter Sarah Alice who would marry Wiley Monroe Linker and 'Ollivy' refers to Margaret 'Leavy' Starnes, my ancestress, who married Robert Lemmonds. John is only listed in this census, so likely died as a child, prior to the move to the Rocky River community of Cabarrus County. Several of the Starnes children died young. Most of them buried at Rocky River Presbyterian Church in Cabarrus County.
Daughter Martha Ann lived to be 11 years, 6 months and 9 days old.
Daughter Georgia Ann lived to be 7 years, 6 months and 25 days old.
By 1870, the family was living in Cabarrus County. Thomas, Martha and Della have been born.
|F F Stearns|
[F F Starnes]
|Age in 1870:||40|
|Birth Year:||abt 1830|
|Home in 1870:||Township 1, Cabarrus, North Carolina|
|Value of real estate:||View image|
And then the 1880. Frederick L Starnes, Georgia Ann and Daisy have been born. Grandma Martha Byrum has came to live with the family as well.
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Township 1 is Harrisburg and along the border of Mecklenburg and not very far from the intersection of Mecklenburg and Union Counties. Just across the Midland township is the border of Cabarrus and Stanly. His first wife Mary, and 3, possibly 4 of their children are buried in the Rocky River Presbyterian Church cemetary, which is in Cabarrus County, but very close to the Clear Creek community of Mecklenburg.
He was a Civil War soldier in the 48th infantry. Information on the 48th infantry states that they were recruited from Union County, among others, which is the stronghold of the Starnes family.
48th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
|F. F. Starnes|
|Regiment State/Origin:||North Carolina|
|Regiment Name:||48 North Carolina Infantry|
|Regiment Name Expanded:||48th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|
|Rank In Expanded:||Private|
|Rank Out Expanded:||Private|
|Alternate Name:||Frederick F./Sternes|
|Film Number:||M230 roll 37|
|Frederick F Sternes|
|Residence:||Union County, North Carolina|
|Age at enlistment:||30|
|Enlistment Date:||21 Mar 1862|
|Rank at enlistment:||Private|
|Enlistment Place:||Union County, NC|
|State Served:||North Carolina|
|Survived the War?:||Yes|
|Service Record:||Enlisted in Company E, North Carolina 48th Infantry Regiment on 19 Apr 1862.|
|Birth Date:||abt 1832|
|Sources:||North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster|
He was held as a prisoner of war. Afterwards, he settled in Cabarrus County, with his wife Mary Byrum. From there, he is easily traced. It is beforehand that is the mystery.
|Nathan Monroe Starnes was a first cousin and buried in the same family plot as Fred F. Starnes|
|Tombstone of Elisabeth Starnes, wife of N. Monroe.|
|One of Monroe and Elizabeth Starnes|
|Abigairl D Furr Starnes Strarnes Misenheimer, wife of John C Starnes, second wife of Frederick F Starnes, second wife of Marion Harrison Misenheimer, her third husband.|
|Daughter of Monore and Elizabeth Starnes|
|Close up of Tombstone of F. F Starnes.|