VA-PUL001 Starnes

Marker text: STARNES

In 1746 "Frederick Stering (Staring) and two sons" were workers on a road "ordered" from the N. Fork of the Roanoke to the New River. Second son, Frederick Starn, Jr. "entered" 200a "below the Little Horseshoe" in March 1747. Other sons, Sgt. Joseph, Pvts. Leonard and Adam, severed in the 700 frontier VA Militia under Lt. Col. George Washington, 1756-58. They were sent to the Carolinas for the 1759-60 Cherokee Expedition under Capt. Chas. Hart. Youngest son, Thomas, settled on the Holston but was driven back here by the Indians.

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