Notes on Peter Simon Starcher

Peter Simon Starcher was born about 1843 in what is now Calhoun County West Virginia and died in Webster County WV in September 12, 1896, age 53. His death certificate is available AT THIS LINK, cause of death given as "dropsy." He married Sarah Wilson on October 4, 1866.

Peter Simon was a brother of Thomas Starcher, and would have been a great-uncle of Allen B. Starcher.

From the Starcher Page at Don Norman's Family Files:
25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

Adam Starcher, a son of Philip and Rebecca (Mace) Starcher, was born in Harrison County VA (WV) December 25, 1808 and died in Calhoun County WV February 8, 1881. He married Phoebe Coger August 28, 1828 in Kanawha County VA (now Calhoun County, WV). Phoebe, a daughter of Peter and Mary (McElwain) Coger, was born in Franklin County VA January 6, 1814 and died February 13, 1899.

Children of Adam and Phoebe (Coger) Starcher.

119. (1). Sarah "Sally" b.c. 1830
         m.Asa Hamrick

120. (2). Thomas b.c. 1832

121. (3). Jacob P. b.c. 1834
         m.Minerva Stallman
         m.Margaret Cogar

122. (4). William b.c. 1836 d.Jan 2 1866

123. (5). Henry b. 1839 d. 1915
         m.Elizabeth Slider
         m.Matilda Greathouse

124. (6). Peter Simon b.c. 1843 d. 1896
         m.Sarah Wilson Oct 4 1866


125. (7). John Jehu b.Sep 20 1845 d.Aug 14 1874
         m.Susanna Kirby Jun 15 1868

126. (8). Mary "Polly" b. 1849
         M.John Bailey Jul 9 1871

27. (9). Elizabeth "Betty" b.Mar 8 1850 d.Nov 14 1902
         m.George William Gibson Aug 17 1865

124.PETER SIMON STARCHER 25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

Peter Simon Starcher, a son of Adam and Phoebe (Coger) Starcher, was born in 1843 in what is now Calhoun County WV, and died in 1896. He married Sarah Wilson in Calhoun County October 4, 1866. Sarah was born in VA in 1846 and died in 1907 (Note: This given death date in question -- see below).

Known children of Peter Simon and Sarah (Wilson) Starcher.

294. (1). Ida Belle b.Sep 9 1867 d.Apr 20 1957
         m.John Badgett

295. (2). Amos b.Feb 18 1870 d.Jun 14 1929

296. (3). William John b.Mar 19 1878 d.Nov 13 1968
         m.Rosa lee Dawson Oct 1 1900 (Mar 1 1877-Sep 30 1964)

297. (4). Simon Peter b.Feb 19 1881 d.Jun 14 1963
         m.Effie Lurene Brannon Oct 9 1904

298. (5). Hezekiah b.may 1875

299. (6). Samuel

300. (7). James Yancey b. 1884 d. 1970
         m.Myrtle Westfall

301. (8). Anna b.Nov 1889
         m.Henry Miller

297.SIMON PETER STARCHER 124.PETER SIMON STARCHER 25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

Simon Peter Starcher, a son of Peter Simon and Sarah (Wilson) Starcher, was born February 19, 1881 and died June 14, 1963. He married Effie Lurene Brannon October 9, 1904. Effie, a daughter of Oliver and Dorothy Josephine (Laughlin) Brannon, was born July 2, 1882 and died January 23, 1967.

Children of Simon Peter and Effie Lurene (Brannon) Starcher.

586. (1). Denzil Keltner b.Jan 5 1906 d.Jul 7 1921

587. (2). Elizabeth Gladys b.Jul 7 1907
          588. (3). Anna Elsie b.Aug 13 1908 d.Jul 30 1968
         m.Jewell Spingston Dec 26 1929

589. (4). Hazel Maxine b.Sep 4 1910 d.Mar 27 1992
         m.Elza Wallbrown Jul 1 1933

590. (5). Edna Oleta b.Nov 9 1913 d.Apr 23 1995
         m.Ernest Snyder Jan 9 1938

591. (6). Geneva Mabel b.Dec 12 1915
         m.Albert Ufert Jan 9 1956

592. (7). Madeline Fae b.Jun 17 1919
         m.Seth Robert Allen Aug 8 1955
         m.Hollis Brown Purahouse Oct 29 1966
         m.Truman Creekmore Jun 3 1989

300.JAMES YANCEY STARCHER 124.PETER SIMON STARCHER 25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

James Yancey Starcher, a son of Peter Simon and Sarah (Wilson) Starcher, was born Calhoun County WV April 26, 1884 and died February 9, 1970. He married Myrtle Westfall in 1906. Myrtle, a daughter of Thomas Warren and Laura Virginia (Hoskins) Westfall, was born in Calhoun County December 27, 1882 and died May 9, 1984.

Known children of James Yancey and Myrtle (Westfall) Starcher.

596. (1). Seldon b. 1908 d. 1957

597. (2). Fae b.Sep 4 1909
         m.Lester Cox Aug 5 1933

598. (3). Mattie b.Aug 6 1911
         m.Vernon Quisnon Carper Mar 7 1941

599. (4). Eugene b.May 7 1913 d.Oct 3 2002
         m. Ruth Sturm

597.FAE STARCHER 300.JAMES YANCEY STARCHER 124.PETER SIMON STARCHER 25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

Fae Starcher, a Daughter of James Yancey and Myrtle (Westfall) Starcher, was born in Calhoun County WV September 4, 1909. She married Lester Cox in Oakland, MD August 5, 1933. Lester, a son of Howard H. and Laura (Rogers) Cox, was born in gilmer County Wv in 1902 and died in Calhoun County WV in 1948.

Children of Lester and Fae (Starcher) Cox.

692. (1). Carl Warren
         m.Loretta Pernell

693. (2). Louise Lester
         m.George Thomas Hawkins

598.MATTIE STARCHER 300.JAMES YANCEY STARCHER 124.PETER SIMON STARCHER 25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

Mattie Starcher, a daughter of James Yancey and Myrtle (Westfall) Starcher, was born in Calhoun County WV August 6, 1911. She married Vernon Quinson Carper March 7, 1941. Vernon, a son of James Millard and Sarah Elizabeth (Parker) Carper, was born June 4, 1906 and died March 14, 1951. Mattie married Hoy Maxwell Vineyard October 17, 1969. Hoy was born September 15, 1922.

Children of Vernon Quinson and Mattie (Starcher) Carper.

694. (1). Randal Kent b.Sep 20 1943
         m.Anne Brooke Bell Jun 5 1965

695. (2). Tommy Vernon b.Feb 7 1948
         m.Susan Helen Edens Aug 7 1971

599.EUGENE STARCHER 300.JAMES YANCEY STARCHER 124.PETER SIMON STARCHER 25.ADAM STARCHER 5.PHILIP STARCHER 2.JACOB STARCHER 1.JACOB STARCHER

Eugene Starcher, a son of James Yancey and Myrtle (Westfall) Starcher, was born in Calhoun County WV May 7, 1913 and died in Putnam County WV October 3, 2002. He married Ruth Sturm, who preceded him in death.

Children of Eugene and Ruth (Sturm) Starcher.

696. (1). Sandra
         m. Joe Lancaster

697. (2). Joe
         m. Phyllis ------

Peter Simon Starcher is listed as a Confederate Soldier, a member of the "Moccasin Rangers," on the page Some Civil War Soldiers of Calhoun County, on the Linda Cunningham Fluharty Website - Calhoun County WVGenWeb:
STARCHER, Peter, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Calhoun (Kanawha) Co., about 1841. Age 19 Calhoun County 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Employed as a laborer at Warm Springs, W.Va. 15 Jan. 1864-29 Feb. 1864. Signs by X. Captured Arnoldsburg, Calhoun County, 30 Oct. 1864. Sent to Cumberland, Maryland, then to Wheeling, W.Va., 2 Nov. 1864. Description, age 22, 5' 10", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 29 Nov. 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, 30 Nov. 1864, desires to take the oath of allegiance. Gave a statement at Camp Chase, 30 Jan. 1865 as being 22 years of age, a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Says he enlisted June 1862 for twelve months, to avoid conscription. At the expiration of his term of enlistment, he was not permitted to go home or be discharged. He was detailed to procure horses while in the Valley of Virginia, his being disabled. He went home with the intention of deserting. Took the oath of allegiance and was released, 18 Feb. 1865, by order of the Secretary of War. Age 28, farm laborer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 38, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. Brother of Jehu and Thomas Starcher. Died near Bolair, W.Va. 12 Sep. 1896. Buried Webster Co., W.Va. C.S.A.
Apparantly after returning to Calhoun County after the war, he married Sarah Wilson on October 4, 1866.

The 1870 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV indicates:
Peter Starcher, age 28
Sarah Starcher, age 22
Ida Belle Starcher, age 2
Amos Starcher, age 3/12
Ulsla Wilson, 26, housekeeper
Of note, as the image of this census record indicates, Peter was living in close proximity to other people familiar to the Starcher family, namely Jacob Booher, Aceneth Norman, George Gibson, and Adam Starcher (his father).



The 1880 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV indicates...
Peter Starcher, age 38
Sarah Starcher, age 30
Ida B. Starcher, daughter, age 11
Amos Starcher, son, age 9
Hezekiah Starcher, son, age 5
William Starcher, son, age 2
Noted in passing, and much to the chagrin of family researchers, the 1890 Federal census was destroyed by a fire in the National Archives in 1921.

As the death certificate note above indicates, Peter Simon Starcher died in Webster County WV September 12, 1896, death reported by son Amos Starcher. It is not known to this writer if he moved there, was visiting there, or how or why he ended up in Webster County. Of note, his brother Jacob P. Starcher was a resident of Webster County.

The 1900 Federal census for Lee District Calhoun County WV shows his widow Sarah living in Calhoun County:
Sarah Starcher, head, born April 1848, age 52, widow
Amos Starcher, son, born February 1870, age 30, single
Hezikiah Starcher, son, born May 1875, age 25, single
Willie Starcher, son, born March 1878, age 22, single
Simon Starcher, son, born February 1881, age 19, single
James Starcher, son, born April 1884, age 16, single
Annie Starcher, daughter, born November 1889, age 10, single

Of note, the census listing for the above Starcher family is adjacent to the listing for the family of Oliver and Dorotha J. Brannon, parents of 9 children in their household, including Effie L. Brannon, future wife of Simon Peter Starcher.

Ida Belle Starcher had married John H. Badgett in 1891, and was keeping her own household:

John H. Badgett, head, born September 1859, age 40, married 8 years
Ida B. Badgett, wife, born April 1867, age 32, married 8 years
Eva Badgett, daughter, age 6
Myrtle Badgett, daughter, age 3
A death certificate AT THIS LINK documents the death of Hezikiah Starcher, April 19, 1905, age 30, resident of Crummies Creek, cause of death scrofula, death reported by the assessor.

A marriage certificate AT THIS LINK documents the marriage October 20, 1900 of William J. Starcher, age 22, son of Peter and Sarah Starcher, to Rosa L. Dawson, age 23, daughter of G.T. and S.M. Dawson in Calhoun County WV.

A marriage certificate AT THIS LINK documents the marriage October 9, 1904 of Simon P. Starcher, age 24, son of Peter Starcher, to Effie Brannon, age 22, daughter of Oliver Brannon, in Calhoun County WV.

A marriage certificate AT THIS LINK documents the marriage September 2, 1906 of James Starcher, age 22, to Myrtle Westfall, age 23, in Calhoun County WV.

The 1910 Federal census for Calhoun County WV indicates
Amos Starcher, head, age 38, single
Sarah Starcher, mother, age 66, widow
Anna Starcher, sister, age 20, single

The information on Don Norman's Family Files note above gives a date of death for Sarah Starcher as 1907; however, this census record seems to indicate that Sarah was living with her son Amos in 1910.
The 1910 Federal census for Center District, Gilmer County WV indicates
John Badgett, head, age 50
Ida B. Badgett, wife, age 44
Eva Badgett, daughter, age 16
Myrtle Badgett, daughter, age 13
Henry Badgett, son, age 10
Zela (?) Badgett, daughter, age 7
Isabel Badgett, daughter, age 4
A WWI Draft Registration card, the image of which is available at the subscription service ancestry.com, includes a registration for John William Starcher, age 40 (registration would have been completed in 1918), born March 19, 1878, resident of Dundon, Clay County WV, nearest relative Rosa Starcher, occupation lumberman. This writer believes that this person is William John Starcher, or John William Starcher, or Willie, or sometimes John or John W. Starcher.

The 1920 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV shows Amos Starcher, age 49, living with the Brannon Family as a hired hand:
Har (rrel?) G. Brannon, head age 45
Mollie F. Brannon, wife, age 41
May L. Brannon, daughter, age 17
Victor Brannon, son, age 10
Amos Starcher, hired man, age 49, single

On the same page of this census record is the listing for...
James Y. Starcher, head, age 35
Myrtle Starcher, wife, age 36
Sheldon Starcher, son, age 11
Tay Starcher, son, age 10 (?? Fay, daughter??)
Mattie Starcher, daughter, age 8
Eugene Starcher, son, age 6
The 1920 Federal census for Washington District, Calhoun County WV (south Calhoun, Minnora and environs) includes
Simon Starcher, head, age 37
Effie Starcher, wife, age 37
Denzil Starcher, son, age 14
Lizzie Starcher, daughter, age 12
Anna Starcher, daughter, age 11
Hazel Starcher, daughter, age 9
Edna Starcher, daughter, age 6
Geneva Starcher, daughter, age 4 1/12
Madaline Starcher, daughter, age 5/12
The 1920 Federal census for Marmet, Kanawha County WV includes a listing for...
Jno W. Starcher, head, age 41, laboror at glass plant
Rosie Starcher, wife, age 32
Thad Starcher, son, age 18
Alma Starcher, daughter, age 16
Gayley Starcher, son, age 11
Ethel Starcher, daughter, age 9
Lela Starcher, daughter, age 5
Virgil Starcher, son, age 2 3/12
A death certificate for Amos Starcher AT THIS LINK indicates his death on January 15, 1929, son of Peter Starcher and Sarah Wilson, death reported by J.Y. Starcher.

The 1930 Federal census for Akron (Summit County) Ohio indicates
Idabelle Badgett, head age 62, married
Henry Badgett, son, age 29
Myrtle Wright, daughter, age 33
Henry Wright, son, age 4 4/12
Isabella Craddock, daughter, age 23
William E. Craddock, son, age 3 10/12

The Cemetery Listing for the Clark Jarvis Cemetery, White Oak, Calhoun County on the Linda Cunningham Fluharty Website - Calhoun County WVGenWeb has the following listing:
John Badgett - 13 Sep 1859 - 21 Mar 1937
A Calhoun County WV death certificate AT THIS LINK indicates the death of John A. Badgett March 21, 1937 of Minnora, son of Shedrick Badgett and Mary Parsons, husband of Belle Badgett, death reported by Eva Badgett, birth date incorrectly listed as March 21, 1937, age 78 years, 6 months, 8 days. Of note, there is a cryptic note at the top of this certificate "Send certificate copy to Belle Badgett, 4147 Firestone Blvd, Akron Ohio."

The 1930 Federal census for Green Township, Gallia Co Ohio (just south of Akron), includes...

John Starcher, age 52, farmer
Rosie Starcher, wife, age 53
Galey Starcher, son, age 22
Virgal Starcher, son, age 12

Obituary of Eugene Starcher, (grandson of Peter Simon Starcher) from the HurHerald
EUGENE STARCHER - Poca, formerly of Arnoldsburg

(10/04/2002)

Eugene Starcher, 89, of Poca, West Virginia, formerly of Arnoldsburg, WV, died Thursday, October 3 at Putnam General Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Born May 7, 1913 at Arnoldsburg, he was a son of the late J.Y. and Myrtle Westfall Starcher. He lived most of his life in Arnoldsburg, until his retirement. He was involved in timbering, farming and was retired from the WV Department of Highways.

Surviving are one daughter and son in law, Sandra and Joe Lancaster of Grantsville, WV; one son and daughter in law, Joe and Phyllis Starcher of Poca; brother, Charles Knotts of Bickmore, WV; grandson and his wife, Gregory S. and Traci Lancaster, great grandsons, Kaden Scott and Jacob Lee of Elizabeth, WV; grandson and his wife, Kyle P. and Tracy Lancaster and great granddaughter, Addison Marie of Arnoldsburg; grandson, Kevin P. Lancaster of Grantsville; granddaughter and her husband, Julie Christine and Philip Garlow and great grandson, Philip Joseph of Poca; grandson and his wife, John Eugene and Pam Starcher and great grandson, Joshua Peyton of Woodlawn, Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ruth Sturm Starcher; brother, Seldon Starcher and two sisters, Fay Cox and Mattie Vineyard.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Tim Davis will officiate. Interment will be in the Sturm Cemetery at Millstone, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


A selected family tree of Peter Simon Starcher is offered AT THIS LINK.


References

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Website lindapages.com
       Calhoun County WVGenWeb, maintained by Linda Cunningham Fluharty
              Cemeteries, Calhoun County
              Some Civil War Soldiers of Calhoun County

Don Norman's Family Files
       Jacob Starcher page at Don Norman's Family Files

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
       Vital Research Records

HurHerald, edited by Bob Weaver

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