Notes on William Brannon "Billy" Starcher

Notation from Don Norman's Family Files, the Starcher page...
William B. Starcher, a son of Daniel and Nancy (Brannon) Starcher, was born in Kanawha County VA (WV) April 3, 1819 and died April 11, 1905 in Calhoun County WV. He first married Nancy Tanner. Nancy, a daughter of Jesse Tanner, was born in VA about 1816 and died in Calhoun County October 23, 1858.

William married Caroline Barnhouse February 16, 1859. Caroline, a daughter of Thomas H. and Drusilla (Burnside) Barnhouse, was born in Gilmer County VA October 23, 1843 and died in Calhoun County WV December 24, 1928. (Noted in passing, her death certificate indicates birth as 6/13/1842).

Children of William B. and Nancy (Tanner) Starcher.

197. (1). Daniel b.c. 1839
      m.Emily Jane Moore Jan 27 1859

198. (2). Mary b.c. 1842
      m.Wesley Wilson May 14 1860

199. (3). Sarah J. b.c. 1844
      m.Isaac Nicholas Feb 5 1861

200. (4). Jesse b.c. 1846

201. (5). Josiah b.Jan 26 1849 d.Apr 16 1923
      m.Elizabeth J. Lowers Sep 12 1867

202. (6). Sydney "Sudna" b. 1851 d. 1889
      m.Jacob Hall Sep 25 1866

203. (7). Dorotha b.c. 1852 d.Jan 25 1857

204. (8). Louisa b.c. 1854

205. (9). male b.Jun 1 1856 d.Jun 6 1856

206. (10). Ann b.Oct 7 1858 d.Oct 10 1858

Children of William B. and Caroline (Barnhouse) Starcher.

207. (1). Lafayette b.Mar 1859
      m.Josephine Carpenter Aug 17 1885

208. (2). Wesley b.c. 1861

209. (3). James Mattison b.Jun 13 1865 d.Feb 13 1954
      m.Sarah Sherry Jun 18 1885

210. (4). Leonard b.May 9 1867 d.Jul 7 1957
      m.Flora Hackney Jan 13 1894

211. (5). John D. b.Sep 1869
      m.Idemma Nicholas Sep 20 1891

212. (6). Nancy b.Jun 1870
      m.George Sherry Mar 17 1894

213. (7). William Clayton b.Aug 28 1873 d.Oct 29 1952
      m.Rebecca Louise Harper Nov 11 1894

214. (8). Emily b.Jun 1875
      m.Isaac Delmar McKown Sep 13 1900

215. (9). Jacob b.Apr 1877
      m.Effie Marks

216. (10). Lucy b. 1879
      m.Daniel Webster Harris Oct 17 1899

217. (11). Alice V. b.Jul 1881
      m.Cecil McKown Aug 23 1900

A selected family tree of William B. "Billy" Starcher is available AT THIS LINK.

The 1860 Calhoun County West Virginia Census is online at the Calhoun County West Virginia GenWeb site maintained by Linda Fluharty includes the following listing:
STARCHER, 995
William B. Starcher...41...Kanawha...Farmer
Caroline...17...Kanawha
Sarah J...17...Kanawha...Spinster
Jesse...15...Gilmer...Gilmer...Farmer
Joshuah...12...Gilmer...Farmer
Sudner...11...Gilmer
Louisa..6...Gilmer
Of note, at that time William was 41, Caroline his second wife was 17. It would appear that William fathered children for 42 years, from 1839 to 1881. William would have been 62 at the time of birth of his last child.

The 1870 Census indicates...
STARCHER, 386
William...50...Farm Laborer...VA
Caroline...28...Keeping House...VA
Louisa...16...House Keeper...VA
Lafayette...11...Farm Laborer...VA
Wesley...9...VA
Mattison...7...VA
Leonard...3...WV
John D...1...WV
William W. McKEE...3...WV
The 1880 census indicates...
STARCHER, L012
William...WM...61...Farmer...VA...VA...VA
Caroline...WF...37...Wife...Keeping House...VA...VA...VA
Lafyett...WM...19...Son...At Home...VA...VA...VA
James M...WM...15...Son...VA...VA...VA
Leonard...WM...13...Son...WV...VA...VA
John D...WM...11...Son...WV...VA...VA
Nancy...WF...9...Dau...WV...VA...VA
William C...WM...6...Son...WV...VA...VA
Emily...WF...4...Dau...WV...VA...VA
Jacob...WM...3...Son...WV...VA...VA
Lucy F...WF...1...Dau...WV...VA...VA
There is an extensive website regarding the genealogy of Caroline Barnhouse Starcher available (as of 5/13/09) AT THIS LINK. Caroline descends through John Barnhouse, born about 1745/1749 in , Baltimore Co., Maryland; Philip Barnhouse born 1768/1770 in Baltimore Co., Maryland; Thomas Holsten Barnhouse born about 1803 in Randolph Co., Virginia, died before Nov 1860 in Arnoldsburg, Calhoun Co., Virginia; to Caroline Barnhouse born 23 Oct 1843 in , Gilmer Co., Virginia.

Image of death certificate of Caroline Starcher, second wife.


References

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Website lindapages.com
       Calhoun County WVGenWeb, maintained by Linda Cunningham Fluharty
              1860 Calhoun County Federal Census
              1870 Calhoun County Federal Census
              1880 Calhoun County WV Federal Census

Don Norman's Family Files
       Jacob Starcher page at Don Norman's Family Files
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
       Vital Research Records

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