1898 - Thomas Jackson and Mary Starcher (Allen B.'s parents), moved to this farm on Daniels Run from Pine Creek, having purchased said farm from from Nathan M. Bennett. That the move occurred in 1898 is surmised from Viola Starcher's remembrance that the last four children of Jack Starcher were born on Daniels Run. (Roy, b 1899, Vitalis, Viannas, and Viola).Allen and Icie spent their married life from 1914 on their farm on Daniels Run, Calhoun County WV. The farm was located at the fork in the road where the right fork turns to head back to Route 16 at the top of Millstone Hill.
The deed for this property was finalized 1/26/1905. It appears that the property became tied up in some legal difficulty, having been adjudicated in Circuit Court in Calhoun county February 1902.
Thomas Jackson Starcher died October 11, 1913.
Mary Starcher, widow, sold the farm to Allen B. and Icie Starcher, deed dated December 19, 1914, for a price of $700.00, to be paid over six years. The farm was paid off as of August 1917.
Allen added to his farm via a purchase recorded in a deed dated February 23, 1923, having purchased a tract of land from K.M. and May Hunt and Lorentz C. and Nelle Hamilton.
Noted in passing: When Allen B. died in 1970, the farm passed to his (second) wife, Delta Starcher. When Delta died in 1985, the farm passed to his nine children. In September 1989, the farm was conveyed to Denver R. Starcher. In May 1990, Denver R. Starcher sold the farm to Jerry Uldrich, who owns the farm as of this writing (July 2012). As of this writing, the house in which Allen B. and Icie lived is still standing and in use by the current owner, somewhat remodeled, but still recognizable as the home place. The current deed for the property, and the description of its extent, references the two deeds noted above from 1914 (which referenced the 1905 deed), and the deed of 1923.
The 1910 Federal census, Sherman District Calhoun Co WV indicates...STARCHER, 45-47 Thomas...Head...WM...Dec 1860...39...md 20 yrs...Farmer...WV WV WV Mary E...Wife...WF...Sep 1863...36...8/7...WV WV WV Estella...Dau...WF...May 1881...19...Seamstress...WV WV WV Charles W...Son...WM...Mar 1883...17...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV Allen B...Son...WM...Jul 1885...14...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV Fred A...Son...WM...Jan 1889...11...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV Carl C...Son...WM...Sep 1891...8...WV WV WV Leona M...Dau...WF...Jul 1896...3...WV WV WV Roy F...Son...WM...Sep 1899...8/12...WV WV W
Allen Starcher, head, age 24The 1920 Federal census indicates...
Icie Starcher, wife, age 21
Melvin Starcher, son, age 4
Delbert Starcher, son, age 2
Brown Starcher, son, age 1
Allen B. Starcher, head, age 34
Icy M. Starcher, wife, age 31
Melvin H. Starcher, son, age 13
Delbert H. Starcher, son, age 12
Opal E. Starcher, daughter, age 8
Bulah Starcher, daughter, age 6
Victor Starcher, son, age 4
Vere Starcher, son age 1/12
Allen B. Starcher, head, age 44
Icie Starcher, wife, age 41
Melvin Starcher, son, age 24
Delbert Starcher, son, age 22
Beulah Starcher, daughter, age 16
Victor Starcher, son, age 14
Richard Starcher, son, age 8
Denver Starcher, son, age 6
Nina Starcher, daughter, age 3 1/2
Justine Starcher, daughter, age 1 11/12
Estel Starcher, daughter in law, age 19
From The Calhoun Chronicle, April 27, 1950|
Services Last Sun. For Mrs. Allen Starcher
Funeral services were held last Sunday, April 23, for Mrs. Icie May Starcher, 63, wife of Allen B. Starcher of Daniel's Run, who died April 21, at her home after a long illness. L.L. Miller was the officiating minister in services held from the Millstone Church of Christ and burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Mrs. Starcher was born on Sept. 7, 1888 in Ritchie county. Daughter of the late John Driscoll (ed note, error), and Bertie Everson. In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children: Melvin H. Starcher, Millstone; Delbert Starcher, Barberton; Victor Starcher, Sistersville; Richard Starcher, Barberton; Denver Starcher, Middlebourne; Mrs. Opal Nitz, Mt. Zion; Mrs. Beulah Carpenter, Millstone; Mrs. Nina Boatright, Barberton and Miss Justine Starcher, at home; five sisters; Irene Duvall, Michigan; Mrs. Blanch Sharp, New Martinsville; Mrs. Rose Minney, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Pearl Laughlin, Beech; Mrs. Melva Wagoner and Mrs. Dora Carpenter of Letherbark; and 18 grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death.
Allen B. Starcher Services On Saturday
Allen B. Starcher, 84, of Millstone, died Wednesday evening January 28 (1970) in Calhoun General hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Calhoun county, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary Smith Starcher, and attended the Millstone Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Delta Starcher; five sons, Melvin Starcher of Millstone, Delbert and Richard Starcher, both of Barberton, Ohio, Denver and Victor Starcher, both of Sistersville; one step-son, Roy Wilson of Dunbar; four daughters, Mrs. Opal NItz and Mrs. Nina Boatright,, both of Barberton, Mrs. Beulah Burden of West Salem, Ohio, and Mrs. Justine Miller of Spencer ; one brother, Fred Starcher of Barberton, and one sister, Mrs. Viola Cogar of Lockney; 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Icy Starcher.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 31, at the Stump funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Pierson and Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.