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A life of General John Stark of New Hampshire

A life of General John Stark of New Hampshire

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A life of General John Stark of New Hampshire

A life of General John Stark of New Hampshire

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Gen. John Stark, by Samuel F. B. Morse, 1816


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Molly Stark, by John Singleton Copley Courtesy of the late Herbert Lee Pratt, of New


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Preface John Stark was not a great man but he was permitted, under Providence, to do


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authenticated and sometimes erroneous, from Caleb Stark's 1831, Edward Everett's 1834, to the same Caleb Stark's 1860. There have been


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John Stark's name will be among the brightest in that assembly of heroes. Differences of


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to use the portrait of Molly Stark", to the Macbeth Galleries, New York, and through them the owner (who prefers


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Stark portrait by Morse, to John M. Stark, Esq. of Concord for the use of the A. Ritchie" dageurrotype and


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Bennington Museum, to Ex. Gov. Lloyd C. Stark of Missouri for help on Scottish Starks, to Col. S. H. P.


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1720-1736-log homestead- -birth of John Stark, 1728-birthplace tablet- - Archibald makes turpentine -home burns-land bought -


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discredited-Kelvin-Glasgow Univ. -Killermont- -flight of John Stark- -prosecution of Covenanters- - Archibald Stark's education- -coat of arms-Starks in Ulster- -


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Stark -prosecution of Covenanters- - Archibald Stark's education- -coat of armsStarks in Ulster- - Archibald marries Eleanor Nichols-Scotch-Irish emigration- -


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-Reed's regiment- -his absence- - Caleb Stark- N.H. men in Prescott 's Reg. -Massachusetts in the battle- - Connecticut-


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appeal to troops -historical presentment, Molly Stark sleeps a widow"- - Official Reports-Flag of Green Mountain boys-1776 flag-Durnford's map-Seth Warner-Herrick's


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John Stark a Continental General. 391


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cessation of hostilities -death of William Stark- - Stephen Holland's wife -Society of the Cincinnati- - Fraunce's Tavern, many absent


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war with England- -death of Molly Stark" June 29, 1814, his wife of 56 yearsStark's pension- -senility- -the last year-Mrs.


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FAMILIES IN GREAT BRITAIN General John Stark's Christian name was a heritage of many generations. In the middle of the


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in Scotland was advanced by George Stark of Nashua, N. H. (1823-1892) who, in 1887, may not have known of


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In recent years Gov. Lloyd C. Stark of Missouri, descended from the Virginia Starks and their emigrant ancestor, James


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Muirhead began to be called John Stark" documentary evidence of the name begins in the Kelvin neighborhood, north and west


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is the first Stark mention, William Stark, his kill", in connection with school revenues. In 1604


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of that year was one James Stark, (Jacobeus Starkeus) with 43 other names. Alexander Stark was in the 3rd class,


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Starkeus) with 43 other names. Alexander Stark was in the 3rd class, ("tertiae") with James Weir and 32 others. On


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years before the birth of Archibald Stark in 1693, who, according to an apochryphal list was the first of eight


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1634 John Stark of Killermont is mentioned in a register of Testament, Commisariat of Glasgow, and


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Dumbartonshire. The same archives mention Richard Stark, Sept. 1652, and Nov. '


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In 1629 a paper shows Jacob Stark heir of Thomas Stark, son of John Stark of Auchinvole, his brother." Again


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shows Jacob Stark heir of Thomas Stark, son of John Stark of Auchinvole, his brother." Again Jacob Stark, heir of


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(of which one name was John Stark) it being No. XCIV, the date, May 5, 1684, and in it decreed


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Not even traditions speak of John Stark's grandfather and grandmother. The Year Book" for 1921, a vehicle of the descendants


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of the descendants of the Aaron Stark line, one appearing in America 75 years before the New Hampshire, and of


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Hampshire, and of which Admiral Harold R. Stark is a descendant, printed a list, without any indication of its origin


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20 a "full brother" of William Stark (indicating some half brothers) of Auchintarrie, an estate on the Kelvin, still in


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usually a matter of caprice. James Stark of Virginia used the name, William, as did Dr. Richard of Virginia. It


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ANCESTRY OF ARCHIBALD STARK It seems that the parents of Archibald may remain conjectural.


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printed a brief sketch of John Stark in the New Hampshire PATRIOT, of Concord. It was re-printed contemporaneously in the


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probably meant, in comfortable circumstances. Caleb Stark (1831) made no reference to the education of Archibald Stark and probably did


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reference to the education of Archibald Stark and probably did not know of the Stickney article, but Potter (1856) in


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21 ARCHIBALD STARK'S EDUCATION Twelve years before the General's death in 1822, the sonin-law, Benjamin F.


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OF ARMS The character of John Stark of New Hampshire was such that he would have been mildly and indifferently


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The plain facts are that Archibald Stark had little education and neither he nor his wife, Eleanor Nichols, imparted more


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head, guard, gules, armed, or." Aaron Stark (1608-1685) was in Suffield and Windsor, Connecticut, before he appeared in Norwich and


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as to the date when Archibald Stark left Scotland or whether he went alone or with other members of the


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By 1714 James Stark, perhaps brother of Archibald, and said to have been born in 1695 (unverified


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one entirely different from the John Stark (Muirhead). It is described as:


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LONDON As "merchant, of London" Thomas Stark made his will, Jan. 13,


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THOMAS STARK OF SUFFOLK AND LONDON As "merchant, of London" Thomas Stark made his will,


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In Ulster the young Scotchman, Archibald Stark, learned his trade, that of a joiner, or carpenter, rather than in or


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the large party fared, before Archibald Stark and Eleanor made up their minds to follow.


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ARCHIBALD STARK'S DELAYED CROSSING Was the waiting precautionary or was it caused by more compelling


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of the harbor Archibald and Eleanor Stark looked in vain and with hearts heavy and tried. No refuge on any


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House Left Portion Home of John Stark of Killermont


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The young carpenter, or "joiner", Archibald Stark, might have been in great demand for his trained services. With axe and


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Archibald Stark's land lay on both sides of the"direct road to Kilrea", some two miles


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journey to Portsmouth resulted in Archibald Stark and James Adams accompanying Robert Walker, who presented a letter from John Mc


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indication that Archibald's father was William Stark. There is some likelihood that William was named for an Uncle, such a


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seen, probably a brother of John Stark in Scotland. Isabel, who came next into the young family, received an uncommon


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At this period Archibald Stark was laboring hard clearing the forest and giving the fresh, rich soil the


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of the early log houses, Eleanor Nichols Stark gave birth to a son. They called him John. He was to


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in the Manchester house of Archibald Stark from the original chimney in Londonderry. In front of the house was a


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dedicated, reading Birth-place of General John Stark, 1728, the Hero ofi Bennington, 1777, erected by the Molly Reid Chapter, D.A.R."


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Even in the time of Caleb Stark's 1831 book the event was a hundred years old. It could be wished


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land, some of it near Archibald Stark's and near Ezekial pond.


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out to Abraham Blair and Archibald Stark." The paper was not recorded for 3 months (25.236) it being a "quitclaim"


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when John Mc Neil assaulted Archibald Stark, the act may or may not have had an origin in old stresses


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Kitchen, 1736, where Eleanor Stark Labored for 30 Years Now in D. A. R. Chapter House, Manchester, N.H


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help around. In due time John Stark learned to be a sawyer. After his father's death he built the Dunbarton


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and disappointments that Archibald and Eleanor Stark suffered in that primitive time, in erecting not only their shelter but in


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of this area was the Archibald Stark purchase, Col.


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the Londonderry house burned down Archibald Stark and two other men, John Richey of Londonderry and Samuel Graves of Kingston,


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dialect, 'Ye lee! Ye lee! Archie Stark, ye know l'm your ain wedded wife and as good as any o'


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got to do my work''. Mrs. Stark, who had overheard the question and was listening with curiousity for the reply,


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5 £and 8 shillings and Archibald Stark, who brought a salmon, collected 9 shillings for that. He, Mc Clinto and


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as applying to her grandmother, Molly Stark, a similar story but it was probably a senile mistake. Anyway Potter's was


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his history of Manchester) to Archibald Stark, not at that time (1856) having knowledge of or access to the early


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Samuel Rankin, Londonderry, in 1751 Archibald Stark, John Hogg and Hugh Ramsay were authorized to call the meeting and the


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1753, the famous names of John Stark, Pilot, (who collected the same pay as the three leaders, 35 shillings a


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of some argument or clash Archibald Stark and John Mc Neil, his neighbor, became involved in a case having far


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In 1736 Mr. Stark removed to Derryfield, now Manchester, upon Merrimack river and commenced a settlement near


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JOHN STARK CAPTURED BY THE INDIANS - 1752


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proceeding down the river - William Stark and Stinson in the canoe, and Eastman on the bank, when, about sunrise


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reached Derryfield in August following. Mr. Stark paid for his freedom $103, and Eastman $60. These sums were never repaid


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Indian Life, to improve on Caleb Stark's story:


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1, 1752, This day was John Stark brought to Montreal by his Indian master.


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Feb. 22nd the first marriage, William Stark to Mary, sister of the pioneer, Capt. William Stinson, at Dunbarton, his parents


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for Stark. In what month Caleb Stark's 1831 book does not indicate, but it was probably later in the year,


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long quest. Without knowing it John Stark was in training for valorous deeds.


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ransom, was set free." (11.370) JOHN STARK'S MILITARY LIFE BEGINS While Stark and his companions were on their Baker River


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years this meant much to John Stark. New Hampshire's bill, (still extant) for cloth, vermillion, a cow, liquor and "printing


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by those two men with William Stark added, because of the expectation that a council would be held at Casco


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so doing. He applied to Mr. Stark to accompany him, who conducted the party to the Upper Coos by way


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nine Derryfield men, ineluding young Archibald Stark (24) but no Indians were seen. John Stark seems not to have been


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but no Indians were seen. John Stark seems not to have been on this or a larger one (State Papers


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£20 O.T. proper damages to Archibald Stark. The colts were sold at auction at Stark's instance on August 20th. Two


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cash. Presented were numerous affidavits, Ann Stark, eldest daughter made her mark, Isabel Stirling signed Isabell Starling" for all we


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June 25, 1758). When Executor John Stark (William, coexecutor, seems not to have been active) filed his accounting Oct.21,


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I with Thomas Hall apprised Archibald Stark's estate and got 19-3/4 pounds of beef at 4 s/ from John Stark


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possession of a descendent of William Stark's line, Harold M. Stark of Detroit, gives the exact date asJuly 8, 1687",


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descendent of William Stark's line, Harold M. Stark of Detroit, gives the exact date asJuly 8, 1687", the only record


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1758). When Executor John Stark (William, coexecutor, seems not to have been active) filed his accounting Oct.21,


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Here Lyes the Body of Mr. ARCHIBALD STARK He Departed this Life June 25th, 1758, Aged 61 years". What remained


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Archibald Stark's Charge of Assault, 1751


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FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR When John Stark was 20 years of age the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle brought its temporary peace


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have escaped the notice of Archibald Stark and his sons, located as they were where the traffic along the river


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river passed their very door. John Stark could have remained with no illusions as to the course of Rogers. The


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course, while John's own brother, William Stark, went the way of Robers. Both became Tories and worse, as the records


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Noah Johnson of Dunstable and John Stark of Derryfield were Lieutenants in Rogers' company, which, as it was principally employed


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the camps across the river, John Stark had the opportunity to renew his acquaintance with the queer Dutch town. He


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probably 500 men in all. Caleb Stark's note (1831) was in error as to time, This campaign passed without other


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15 years after the event, John Stark was trying to help one of the old Rangers. Who wrote the certificate,


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inauspiciously for the Stark family. Archibald Stark had to give another note to Samuel Rankin, the innkeeper, this time for


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absconded summond on Sabath day John Stark John Quig, Benj Smith & Wm. Moor to appear on Monday and Caleb


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in securing the services of John Stark, to act as third in command, his second Lieutenant. There would be time


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day of the march Mr. John Stark, my second Lieutenant became ill and was obliged to return to Fort Edward,


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pioneer mothers with their children, Eleanor Nichols Stark, for example.


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bustle of the departures. As John Stark was probably not with Rogers on this small scout, it will not be


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time became the wife of John Stark and achieve fame as Molly Stark. Caleb was "the handsomest of the Pages."


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Stark and achieve fame as Molly Stark. Caleb was "the handsomest of the Pages." He was to die the following


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show to see Lt. John Stark give the signal and start the fray by clapping hand on mouth in


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understated the part. In 1831 Caleb Stark published a short and indifferent story, another in 1860, after Potter's Manchester (not


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68 Marched with Mr. Stark, my Lieutenant, Ensign Page of Richard Rogers' company and 50 privates to Fort


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danger, walking into the trap. Caleb Stark (p36, 1831) has a foot-note, The late venerable Mr. Shute of Concord, N.


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inward fortification, it was rainy. Caleb Stark, grandson of the General, knew Mr.


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to post ourselves to advantage. Mr. Stark then took a position in the centre with Ensign Rogers, Sergeants Walker and


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71 and he retired." Caleb Stark (1831) after a preliminary, went on, A most bloody and desperate action ensued,


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and skill of William and John Stark, the Rangers were indebted for much of their success and celebrity in the


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of January, 1757" To this Caleb Stark's foot-note is pertinent, He travelled a distance of forty miles through the wilderness


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level." The amazing fortitude of John Stark was put to the test. It was after a night of mental distress


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her known to posterity as Molly Stark".


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Louisburg must have fallen. As John Stark was not fated to go, the story will be abridged, to inelude one


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head of the Rangers, Capt. John Stark. Parkman (1884) calls the story of Caleb Stark (1860) "a curious mixture of


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(1884) calls the story of Caleb Stark (1860) "a curious mixture of truth and error". After one of his finest


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Parkman indicates that the story (Caleb Stark, Memoir, 1860) "may be doubted, for without counting the English soldiers of the


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chance of successful defense had John Stark's precautions, time element to the contrary notwithstanding, not been taken, and the garrison


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in his adventurous life" (Parkman). Caleb Stark presented a copy of his 1831 book to Lt. John A. Winslow, annotating


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took into his own company William Stark, who, of course, he knew well from Starkstown associations. Hugh Stirling, brother-in-law of


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for small pox suspects. Capt. John Stark was found to have taken the disease and was hospitalized, just where is


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Blodgett was a friend of John Stark. He was to die of old age, a famous man locally, who, under


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John Stark with a party to the first narrows of Lake George to test the


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of Dunbarton, some entries by John Stark place him in Albany at various times during the winter, 1757-1758. He was


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Mc Larney (?) per me, William Stark." Also Received from Capt. Stark one hundred and fifty dollars by order of


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it is clear that Capt. John Stark was on the road between Fort Edward and Albany several times during the


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significance to the statements by Caleb Stark (1831 and


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It was Captain John Stark who responded, finding only 52 survivors of whom 8 were badly wounded. Of


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89 John Stark coming to our relief bringing with him provisions, blankets and sleighs. We encamped


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On the 23rd of May, Archibald Stark to cash ten Dolars". On May 20th, James


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as Lieutenant and Captain but John Stark could urge Rogers that a little nepotism should not stand in the way


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we have only one account, Caleb Stark's in 1831, though it is to be noted that Parkman, who selected his


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his evening meal with Capt. John Stark. It was one of the high spots in the latter 's life. From


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commander, discussed the point with John Stark. Else in what way could the curious foot-note in Caleb Stark's 1831 book


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could the curious foot-note in Caleb Stark's 1831 book have come about? Either the idea was not considered feasible of


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not see fit to adopt. Caleb Stark's incident is found in two places, 1831 and 1860, the former in a


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WHERE WAS CAPTAIN JOHN STARK?


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1860, having printed nothing before, Caleb Stark boldly copied Potter's matter, Major Rogers held the position with 450 men while


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not the first time that John Stark and Engineer Clerk viewed Ticonderoga. When Stark was in charge of the Rangers


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Ranger comrads, there was for John Stark a personal regret that was to become a sort of cherished bereavement, as


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DEATH OF ARCHIBALD STARK.


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Of Captain John Stark's marriage there is the briefest mention. Evidently Caleb inferred that it was the


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making his will. It was Archibald Stark and the day was June 22,


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is to be found in Caleb Stark,


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nothing to show that Capt. John Stark returned to the vicinity of Lake George after his marriage, though Caleb Stark's


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George after his marriage, though Caleb Stark's "returned home on furlough" would invite such an inference. At home there was


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Young Lieutenant, Archibald Stark, was old and experienced enough to serve on a court-martial. He was about


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uniformly so to Amherst's biographers. William Stark, Capt. John's brother, was in the landings and early stragetic work of Wolfe,


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When Capt. John Stark joined his chief, Rogers, is not certain but he was on the Hudson


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Whether it was John Stark, his senior Captain, or Lt. Archibald Stark, is not known but Rogers knew


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his senior Captain, or Lt. Archibald Stark, is not known but Rogers knew he ran no risk of disloyalty in


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New York Your letter by Mr. Stark was yesterday received." He added The General approves of your raising the Indians"


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he received Townshend's reply, per Mr. Stark" probably.


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leader he found that Captain John Stark was the man for the job. The energetic Captain was given 200 men.


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While John Stark was away during the month, between August 8th and September 9th., many hundreds


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is the best confirmation of Caleb Stark's 1831 (p. 181), Gen. Amherst by an official letter assured him of his


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is the last reference to John Stark.


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reasons or influences why Capt. John Stark had no part in the campaign of 1760, when Amherst took Montreal and


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be in the hand of Samuel Stark but are individually signed by each brother, all addressed to Major General Jeffry


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pre - Revolutionary correspondence of John Stark it has not sur-vived.


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number that is to serve." John Stark may have heard about Capt. Waite getting money for expenses. Rogers was not


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of William, still less of Samuel Stark. Amherst's whole attitude was summary and impatient. He was depending on Rogers to


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company. His intention as to William Stark is plain (Rogers to Amherst, March 15th) I have sent Lt. Mc Cormick


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Witherill's letter to The venerable John Stark, Esq." written from Detroit May 26th, 1811, which even Caleb Stark saw fit


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May 26th, 1811, which even Caleb Stark saw fit to print in full in 1860 (pp. 318-19). Witherill in turn


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JOHN STARK'S ACCUMULATING SORENESS WITH THE BRITISH.


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the sympathy and understanding of John Stark. In the workings of a mind of his type a quick resentment would


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stately mansion, built by Major Caleb Stark, is out of sight near by, on the estate he created and where


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YEARS OF CIVILIAN LIFE Capt. John Stark, now 32, in the prime of young manhood found divided interests in Derryfield


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William Stark had located on the high ridge in the central portion of the grant,


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Sister Jean Stark, born about 1734, youngest of the Archibald-Eleanor brood, married Samuel Stinson, brother of


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killed when in company of John Stark the Indians surprised them trapping on Baker's River. After Samuel's death, "the first


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William, John and Samuel and Archibald Stark a grant of land in the wilderness, went up to occupy it as


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for his wife's share and William Stark acknowledged the payment of £60 "as my part of my father's estate". Hugh


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Out of the whole property John Stark had to liquidate the many debts his father died owing, thus explaining the


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was no contest over the Archibald Stark estate, John settling amicably with all, relatives and creditors. In the end he


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the house, having been called Molly Stark's weaving room", (rightly or wrongly) now serves the Molly Stark Chapter" as a


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large kitchen is just as Eleanor Stark used it to cook her last meal and in 1768 left it for


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THE ORIGINAL ARCHIBALD STARK HOUSE Bringing his young wife, perhaps already called Molly", to it about 1760


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or wrongly) now serves the Molly Stark Chapter" as a very appropriate meeting room, a dais being at the north


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farmer and saw-mill operator, Captain John Stark, and he made good his opportunities.


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JOHN STARK'S OWN MANSION Having become by 1768 the sole owner of a large farm,


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window had ornamental projecting frames. John Stark, admirer of fine wood finish would allow neither paint nor paper in the


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such conditions the children of Archibald Stark and Eleanor grew up and better ones did not come during the early


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during the early years of John Stark and Molly. Not until 1784 when John Stark was 50 and past was


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JOHN STARK'S PERSONAL ITEMS He had his share, as an active buyer and seller of


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New Hampshire to give Capt. John Stark permission to "keep a public house of Entertainment" but it is doubtful if


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Portsmouth. He must have seen John Stark more than once passing by, but the canny Scot, probably blaming him for


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not bear the Broad R". John Stark's saw mills do not seem to have been involved in this but Derryfield


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to the idle and unworthy" (Caleb Stark, 1831). But Capt. Stark had been the first Grand juror from Derryfield when


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on the life of Captain John Stark. The personalities of the three men were to interact in important ways during


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Stickney was not supported by Caleb Stark, Everett or Potter in the yarn that Stark suggested that his dog Boobear"


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dog Beaubier" was owned by William Stark in the old French War, a wolf hound, credited with being in many


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Jan. 16th, 1775 at Amherst John Stark was chosen to be the representative of Derryfield, other towns in Hillsborough County


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determined. Into this scene Captain John Stark came and at once found himself. His dynamic force gave him summary leadership.


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quoted. It is doubtful if Caleb Stark ever saw the Stickney Biographical Sketch" printed in the New Hampshire Patriot and


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JOHN STARK'S IMMEDIATE RESPONSE It is unfortunate that dependable accounts, in a historical sense, are


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order of events. In 1860 Caleb Stark printed a foot-note, having received the item directly from its relator in person,


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his hand for his friend, John Stark" At the same time Isaac Wyman of Keene, a Tavern keeper, was elected


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between Lexington and Bunker Hill, John Stark must have made more than one brief trip to see his family and


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a good manager, his wife, Molly Stark, then 37, though child bearing had taken an invisible toll. The children were


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amiable and interesting family." (Memoir, Caleb Stark, 1860p348) EXIT STARK, ENTER LEE, WASHINGTON, SULLIVAN Lee was promptly told by Washington


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John Stark" N. B. The gentleman who presents this to the convention, can give you


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the British retired." This was John Stark's first experience in fighting against his former friends.


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of the little encounter that Caleb Stark had in 1831 to post him as to Stark's reconnaisance, dated April 26th


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another, was led by Col. John Stark, afterward Gen. John Stark of Bennington fame." Saturday afternoon "between five and six


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characteristics that were inseparable from John Stark.


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it was voted, That Coll John Stark be sent for, that he is desired to attend this Congress and to


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either 1831 or 1860 by Caleb Stark and by Potter only to say (1856) Upon this he went to Exeter


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before the New Hamps Chamber." John Stark. Coll." (Maine Hist. Soc. Gen. Dearborn's Papers, Mss.) On this day the local


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usually called "the redoubt". Col. John Stark placed his regiment and that of Col. James Reed (who was not present)


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did at Bennington) than Colonel John Stark. In sheer intrepidity he was not even second to Col. William Prescott.


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story. Potter's Manchester (1856) and Caleb Stark's Memoir (1860) threw some light on the scene. The make up of the


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JOHN STARK'S INITIATIVE.


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Mag. 1868) writing to Major Caleb Stark he first told that, 'On the morning after the evacuation of Boston I


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May 17, 1776, and Col. John Stark, this time accompanied by Col. James Reed, led young James Wilkinson over the


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the belts'." As to Col. John Stark there was definitely something more to it.


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balls? It is characteristic of John Stark that he could see the greater effectiveness of a mark set in the


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royal troops 'that if one John Stark was with them they would fight, for he was a brave fellow and


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in 1758-9 at Lake George'." (Caleb Stark, 1831 and


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the engagement was on, else John Stark's fate might have been different.


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great slaughter. A paragraph by Caleb Stark (1831) may easily have been inspired by his father, who was present, no


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1784). John Stark was its first and greatest Colonel.


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Major Caleb Stark, replying to Wilkinson's inquiry, 1815 said, Your account of Putnam was what I


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no great acclaim of Col. John Stark. Normally he would have been made a Brigadier General by New Hampshire. Had


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serve in the good cause JOHN STARK.


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ten Stark companies erred, and Caleb Stark in reprinting the list without investigation of the unprinted Rolls likewise erred, in


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THE REGIMENT OF COL. JOHN STARK IN THE BATTLE Col. Stark marched to Charlestown Neck from Medford, after giving


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Caleb Stark's direct statement (foot-note, p98, Memoir", 1860) is Col. Reed was not in the


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one of the bitternesses of John Stark, six months before Col. Poor was made a Brigadier, Feb. 21, 1777, is


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CALEB STARK, 16, AT THE RAIL FENCE At one stage of the battle, after some


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proverbially, and the name of Caleb Stark and his brother Archibald (born May 28, 1761) appear on the pay roll


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But on account of John Stark's connection with it, a controversy which raged furiously in 1818 must be gone


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Wilkinson inquired of Major Caleb Stark the latter affirmed that he "re-collected substantially all that Gen. Dearborn has written"


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wrote from Germantown to Major Caleb Stark whom he must have known during the early part of 1776 in the


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see the Yankees can fight'." Caleb Stark's reply, dated November, 1815," dealt with some features elsewhere referred to, and said,


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199 information. Wilkinson's letter to Caleb Stark had been marked "not intended for publication".


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letter owned by Dawson, asked Caleb Stark to make clear that Gen. Stark was not charging Gen. Putnam with lack


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DR. JOSEPH WARREN When General John Stark was 73 years old he received at Derryfield a letter from Dr. John


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as a brother." To Col. John Stark the loss was a misfortune. Who knows but what the absence of Major


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is a very improbable distance. Caleb Stark (1831, when his father, the Major, was alive to correct him) made it


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COL. JOHN STARK IN HIS CAMP One of the busiest, but most collected and resourceful men


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In my last conversation with Mr. Stark he told me he could take his Pack and return home (and meant


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be seen the injustice done John Stark was never undone. He was doomed to trail Sullivan and a dozen others


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alarm. When Washington first met John Stark is not of record but, as Sullivan was not on his way until


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Whether John Stark went home against the arrival of his ninth child, whom they named Charles,


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only in the Memoir" of Caleb Stark (1860), supplementing the Memoir of his father, the General. The singular error in


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ROGERS' ATTEMPT TO ALIENATE JOHN STARK It is found only in the Memoir" of Caleb Stark (1860), supplementing the


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assume that had not Major Caleb Stark believed it, the following would not have been ineluded in Anecdotes of General


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and a few additions by Caleb Stark the author, made about the time of the 1860 Memoir".


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219 WILLIAM STARK There was another and more immediate result. Did not the incident (Hobart) have


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of Dunbarton was brother of William Stark's wife, Mary. When judgment was entered at Amherst he went on the bond


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authenticity for the story which Caleb Stark printed 85 years afterward, saying "the wife of General Stark often related this


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WAS MOLLY STARK AT THE EMBARKATION?


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It is clear that Col. John Stark was not alone in having the fur rubbed the wrong way and that,


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1775 the correspondence of Col. John Stark was meager, in 1776 beggarly. The reconstruction of his life proved difficult.


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bros. Samuel to see Col. John Stark who came from New York yesterday". The reasons for the trip home are


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Col. Hazen wrote to Gen. Sullivan Stark's regiment will be here this day". Baldwin's diary noted on the 6th Stark's


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river and the Americans none." (Caleb Stark, 1831) Everett's short life of Stark (1834) re-stated the foregoing, Stark remonstrated in


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years before his death Major Caleb Stark prepared a form of affidvait at the request of the family of Moses


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among the regiments that of John Stark, made a new camp on the east side of the lake. On a


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he could easily have helped John Stark, had he wished to do so, in inducing his state authorities and its


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for my country's cause" induced John Stark to stay in the army and do work assigned to him. Gen. Gates,


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duty bound will ever pray JOHN STARK" As Gen. Reed had to retire, Gates and St.-Clair were Stark's only actual


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STARKS I went to Col. John Stark and I settled with him for what cloath John had from him being


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could not be better suited." (Caleb Stark, 1831.) Stickney (1810) gives a confirmation of the probability that it was after


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near the door is Col. John Stark of New Hampshire, resolute of countenance and fearless of eye, who remains at


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of the 1st. New Hampshire, John Stark, along with hundreds of equally brave men, ready for deeds of heroism.


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1.244) As to John Stark, Caleb Stark's 1860 account varied the earlier story in minor ways, He told them that


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Amer. Revolution, 1.244) As to John Stark, Caleb Stark's 1860 account varied the earlier story in minor ways, He told


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mention of the subject by Caleb Stark, Jr., information that may have come to him from Major Caleb himself, The


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249 Nothing more creditable to John Stark is to be found in his whole career than the pledging of his


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not at all other times." John Stark did not hear that Col. Enoch Poor had been made a Brigadier General


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Both men were acquainted with John Stark and were cognizant of every phase of his record. William Whipple, "solid sensible


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did the blow fall on John Stark? Stickneys idea, acquired from the General himself, in 1810, is this, At the


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on the subject found in Caleb Stark's books of 1831


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Saturday, March 22nd, 1777, Col. John Stark appeared in person before the House and presented his resignation. It is not


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call to duty came again John Stark would endure the depressing influences of the Spring season in the mud and


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through Kingston where his father, Archibald Stark, had died. He, assuredly, would have approved of the action of his son,


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your honours that I expect Caleb Stark & Mr. Cogan will not be set aside on acct. of my misfortune.


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addressed to his old Colonel, John Stark.


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did not inelude "our friend, John Stark", &c.


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be commanded by the Hon. John Stark, Esq. as Brigadier General. That there be four companies of Rangers raised within


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That in case the said John Stark Decline accepting the said service, that then Col. Benjamin Bellows be appointed to


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in the Continental camp. General John Stark's vigorous force of 1500 men had already been enlisted. On Aug. 1st Trumbull


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due to widespread knowledge that John Stark was to lead them and be in command enough men were drafted in


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was in 1860 quoted by Caleb Stark, As soon as it was decided to raise volunteer companies and place them


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Honours most Obedt humble servt JOHN STARK I would take it kind if the Brigade Majors' Commission could be forwarded


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As long as he lived John Stark had reason to deplore Schuyler's hurrying it to Con-gress.


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everyone was cheering for General John Stark.


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rela-tions became closer, personally, through Caleb Stark. Stark's letter to Lincoln has not heretofore been published, discovered, in 1940, by


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probably never ceased to appreciate John Stark's action in responding to his appeal to join him. All the relations between


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John Stark N B This moment information came to hand that a large body of


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sir, your most obed't. servant, JOHN STARK To Major Gen'l Schuyler." From Stillwater on August 12th. Schuyler had sent a


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tavern that Lieutenant and Captain John Stark, in the days of the Rangers, took his toddy in the tap room


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In years John Stark was in his prime but at 49 the span of his life had


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headquarters of Gen. Stark, in Caleb Stark's 1860 book, but even this is questionable as its location is not known


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By every military consideration Gen. John Stark was qualified to preside over such a gathering. He was fortunate to have


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are ours or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow.""


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therefore 15 years younger than John Stark) in Woodbury, Connecticut, Seth Warner had been Vermont's leading officer in the field


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his short life of Stark (Jared Sparks series) wrote to Hiland Hall for information as to Warner's part in the


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Brigadier General John Stark, as never before or afterward in his career, was in supreme command of


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the perfect woods technic of John Stark that the two encircling forces of Herrick and Nichols reached their destinations at


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MOLLY STARK The historic episode involving the speech of Stark to his troops has had


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Molly Stark sleeps a widow." '1 have not yet begun to fight". John Paul Jones,


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must beat them or to-night John Stark, 1777.


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the affair is found in Caleb Stark's 1860 book, doubtless from a recollection of what Major Caleb told the son.


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Caleb Stark, (1860) had this paragraph, The prisoners were speedily collected and hurried from the


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sleeps a widow this night." (Caleb Stark's book, 1831,p230) Because he knew that his grandmother's name was Elizabeth, Caleb refused


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in the approaching battle or Molly Stark should be a widow that night." This was the first printed mention of


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We must flog them or Betty Stark sleeps a widow this night. Forward men, March'.


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in the approaching battle or Molly Stark will be a widow to-night'" Butler's Historical Address, 1849, to the Legislature of


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we beat them to-day or Molly Stark's a widow.


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Osborne was Registrar of the Molly Stark Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution and a member, from its formation,


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floats over yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow." The words of Stark's famous appeal to his troops cannot


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Beat them or Betty Stark will sleep in widowhood to-night." Unfortunately, to cap a climax, there are words


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Rodman's lines (copied, 1860, by Caleb Stark) show the exigencies of verse, See there the enemy, ray boys, now strong


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John Stark I almost forgot 3 Hessian Surgeons.


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Yours in the common cause, JOHN STARK


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or, One, first son of Mary Stark, the General's daughter and Benjamin F. Stickney, who indulged some idiosyncracies in the


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Albert (1804-1856) son of John Stark, Jr. (1763-1844) in his 11th year, or, One, first son of Mary Stark,


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"the last grandson of General John Stark." When the disintegration of the flag, presumably intact in 1814, eight years before


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also far from probable that John Stark at Derryfield and John Paul Jones at Portsmouth had any collaboration.


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actual flag used by General John Stark in the battle of Bennington, the first Stars and Stripes flag known to


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it was not noticed by Caleb Stark (1831) or by Edward Everett (1834). Close students of Swett "s Bunker Hill


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16th, the day of battle. Caleb Stark's Memoir (1860) had:


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Parson Allen made no mention. Caleb Stark related of him, After the action he secured the horse of a Hessian


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Little's History of Weare (1888). Caleb Stark in the Memoir (1860) had, of the preliminary to the battle, Col. Baum


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battle." If one can imagine John Stark worn out in three hours and inelined to order a retreat he will


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by a Stark descendant, Mr. John Stark Cameron of Scarsdale, N.Y THE GENERAL AND FIELD STAFFS, AMERICAN His personal staff


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as their chief source, Major Caleb Stark, the story, as to the second battle said:


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JOHN WALLACE AND THE MOLLY STARK TRAIL" One of the first references to this grand scenic highway of the


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great-grand-children Augustus Stark (1834-1902), Elizabeth P. Stark (1827-1896) and Miss Eleanor Gamble (1830-1910), all accompanied by Mr. Joseph M.


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There were also three great-grand-children Augustus H. Stark (1834-1902), Elizabeth P. Stark (1827-1896) and Miss Eleanor Gamble (1830-1910), all accompanied


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accompanied by another grand-daughter, Miss Abby Stark, (1805-1881). There were also three great-grand-children Augustus H. Stark (1834-1902), Elizabeth P. Stark


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up some soldiers to Gen. John Stark, the commander, went back after more men and when the noise of the


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who married Samuel Dickey), Mrs. Charlotte Stark Campbell (1826-1908), Mrs. David Thorpe (1812-1881) and Mrs. Daniel Graves (1820-1905) were accompanied


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Stark, (1834-1902, then 57) Miss Elizabeth P. Stark (1827-1896, then 64) Miss Eleanor Gamble (1830-1910, then 61 and Mrs. Jennie


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The proud Stark grand-children were, Augustus H. Stark, (1834-1902, then 57) Miss Elizabeth P. Stark (1827-1896, then 64) Miss Eleanor


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the battle and of General John Stark. Few heroes of the Revolutionary War have had more or greater honors paid


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officials. But of all men John Stark was the last to tolerate shiftless topers.


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admit of my tarrying longer." John Stark added, perhaps as a warning.


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or was intentionally omitted by Caleb Stark in 1860. Did John Stark destroy it?


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Caleb Stark in 1860. Did John Stark destroy it?


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immunity from personal injury that John Stark had throughout a charmed life. Caleb was in a few weeks, (October 7th)


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an incident occurred, related by Caleb Stark (Memoir, 1860, 350 and 367) of his father, Caleb, then Adjutant to the


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number of friends of Gen. John Stark were members of the House, 92 in number, from all parts of the


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of what is now the Molly Stark trail", 42 miles to Brattleboro, is doubtful.


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far from the 1000 men John Stark had begged for.


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GEN. JOHN STARK CLOSES THE LAST GAP The act compelling the surrender of the British army


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situation was almost made for John Stark. To take care of a possible break-through to Fort Edward, Gates and Fellows


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knoll Oct. 13, 1777, General John Stark mounted his battery and effectually obstructed the effort of Burgoyne to withdraw his


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Munsell, Albany, 1874) giving up Caleb Stark (Memoir, 1860) as his authority, adding no dates or local knowledge, said as


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reasonable proof exists in Major Caleb Stark's rela-tion to his son of what happened. (Memoir", 1860, p351) After the surrender


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But that John Stark had an opportunity of meeting the leading British officers reasonable proof exists in


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Pension papers of his widow, Jean Stark Stinson Mc-Colley, it appears that he reached Dunbarton "about October 26th, 1777" so


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391 JOHN STARK A CONTINENTAL GENERAL It was nearly two weeks after the courier from Gen.


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Winslow, Esq. (a descendant of Caleb Stark, son of the General) and are lodged in the vault.


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South Carolina and Georgia, TO JOHN STARK Esquire-


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Lodge." The silence enjoined on John Stark would preclude any disclosure of the real reason for his visit. His joining


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your most obedient humble servant, JOHN STARK The Honorable General de La Fayette."


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might remove the greatest difficulty". Did Stark's similar call meet empty shelves?


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departed from Albany that Gen. John Stark, well down the long line of junior officers, far from having suffered from


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13 of them senior to John Stark, he selected John Stark. Did he, or was Stark suggested to him by


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When John Stark left his home in the middle of Spring his large farm and saw


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to your hand." Later Lt. Archibald Stark served with Gen. Sullivan in the campaign against the Six Nations in 1779.


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in the Memoir" (1860) by Caleb Stark, where details may be found.


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"that Bedel got. So perhaps William Stark knew enough of Bedel's character to have justified his complaint, though not because


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with impatience. I am, etc., JOHN STARK.


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or of Gen. Washington." That John Stark had not anticipated being relieved is indicated from his letter to the President


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Wales American Volunteers" and Major William Stark was of the New Hampshire Volunteers." Cummings was a civilian tory in New


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Court voted The petition of Elizabeth Stark, wife of the Hon. Brigadier General Stark, praying for leave to inocculate herself


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in command at Boston, Gen. John Stark arrived in the Narragansett area to assist Sullivan. By Nov. 27th Stark was


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As ensign, from acting sergeant, Archibald Stark, remained till September. May 21, 1779


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sir your most obednt Humbel Ser JOHN STARK." Soon after this trifling affair, Col. Samuel Herrick wrote from Bennington that


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436 Caleb Stark posted his son, Caleb, and the account was "early next morning Gen. Stark


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of the war for Gen. John Stark, opened in the brilliant grip of a winter of exceptional severity. His Brigade


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Society, three volumes of manuscript. Caleb Stark's account (1860) is descriptive and tallies with others, and indicates that Stark and


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A curious pen note by Caleb Stark, presenting a full copy in 1831, to George Bancroft, the historian, (rare book


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of the general officers ineluding John Stark. Forty four years after Gen. Poor's interment in Hackensack church yard in his


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since demolished, at Tappan. Major Caleb Stark and his brother, Lt. Archibald, were among those who were frequently in his


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450 re-telling. Caleb Stark, (1860) getting the facts from his father, noted that six of the judges


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The "family" account, quite specific (Caleb Stark, 1831) shows that Stark was called off on receiving Col. Humphrey, emissary from


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to test the skill of John Stark and no doubt redounded to his credit in the tense military circles of


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Quartermaster General, "a fact which John Stark knew perfectly well, but he had to have cash. How he was to


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humble servant, JOHN STARK" To Sullivan Stark wrote The state of my health is too dubious to think of returning


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obedient and very humble servant, JOHN STARK" To Sullivan Stark wrote The state of my health is too dubious to


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but nothing happened and Gen. John Stark had the satisfaction of reading that he was to have "the general command


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of the "confiscated estates of William Stark, John Stinson, John Stinson, Jr. and Samuel Stinson." As Stark, and his modest


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Soc. Colls. III. 180) That John Stark's biographers have .failed to cover this singular situation, when for a time he


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have an opportunity". It was John Stark at his best with a little band of


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winter supplies. (Memoir, 1860) Major Caleb Stark, just over 21, was learning at the seat of Dutch culture in Albany


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visit to the capital, Major Caleb Stark, erect and soldierly despite his 78 years, paid his respects to Madam Hamilton.


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any, was not printed by Caleb Stark. Taking time for deliberation, Washington answered Gov. Chittenden's letter of Nov. 14th on


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began their long journey home. John Stark was only 53 but he had undergone the hardships of a soldier during


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devoted and very humble servant, JOHN STARK." Trying to convey, probably through son Caleb, the most ardent sentiments of which


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1781," owned by Lt. Commander Harold M. Stark (not to be confused with Admiral Harold R. Stark, born in the


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was about the time that Molly Stark gave birth to her last child, Sophia, on June 21st, 1782, she at


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bad news travelled quickly. Historian Caleb Stark (Dunbarton", 1860 and in the Memoir"


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481 DEATH OF COL. WILLIAM STARK At what time John learned of the death of his elder brother, William,


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the discomforts of his malady, John Stark's bitter and unseemly remark became wide- spread, that his brother's taking off was


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promoting it, was enough for John Stark. In 1831 Caleb wrote, doubtless primed by .


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private fortunes were not bettered. John Stark was wise in declining to become a football of politics. The recent biographies


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is no letter extant from John Stark to his son Caleb and only one from Caleb to his father. That


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the training or encouragement of Molly Stark is debatable.


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to live in the old Archibald Stark house and the General's daughter, Eleanor (1767-1843) married Isaac Babson.


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$1600, managers were appointed, Gen. John Stark, Timothy Walker, Robert Mc Gregor, Capt. Reuben Kimball and Peter Green, to act,


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honors, it is doubtful if John Stark would have exchanged places even with George Washington.


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1783-1786, MAJOR GENERAL JOHN STARK, BY BREVET The close of the war left too many Major Generals for


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the General's home a grandson, Frederick G. Stark, who became a successful merchant and capitalist beginning as a foot pedlar.


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the roads so familiar to John Stark he must have been in their minds much of the time. Neither ever


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into business with his cousin, Stephen Stark (1764-


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Fourteen years had elapsed since Molly Stark was turned down in 1778. In 1792 a fresh visitation of the disease


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ever discovered the signature of Elizabeth Stark (Molly") will be seen. It is almost or quite an unknown article.


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the signature of Elizabeth Stark (Molly") will be seen. It is almost or quite an unknown article.


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John Stark allowed an accumulation of unrecorded deeds during the years, (1765,1768,1772 and 1782) before


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500 feet south-east of the Archibald Stark homestead. Boy and man at Derryfield for 59 years, Stark became elderly before


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County, Ohio, were granted to John Stark by the United States on May 20, 1796, for services in the Revolutionary


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November 1796, with Caleb's son Charles Stark on board, grandson of the General, 21


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1801 the General sold to John Stark the "northerly part of the farm I now live on", reserving 200 acres


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95 years. Martha, daughter of Isabel Stark and Hugh Stirling of the Conway - Fryeburgh sectidn was a favorite niece


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illness and died. She told Stephen Stark (1832-1901) "all about the funeral" and indicated that her unele "dispensed an elegant


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to him and another of John W. Stark of $100, his grandson, while to John Stark, Junior" he gave notes


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of the General's sons, Benjamin Franklin Stark, died at 29, while keeping a small store, north of Derryfield, 'Isle of


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sir, your most obed't serv't JOHN STARK." The use of the word "imbecility" was odd, even for the times, though


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JOHN STARK'S RELIGION In accordance with the custom of the times Chaplains were provided during


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JOHN STARK" Live free or die, Death is not the worst of evils" was a


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sentiment that accompanied this letter (Caleb Stark, 1831).


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adopt one, 135 years after John Stark sent it, a clarion call, to Bennington. It was a near thing a


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after you. JAMES MADISON Gen. John Stark." The mails were slow and Madison's letter to Stark (of December


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General's house, his son, Major Caleb Stark, was called upon to write a letter for the General's signature. The Major


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JOHN STARK." In sending Stark's letter to the President, Dr. Bentley wrote the following note,


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so few pen pictures of John Stark, parts of Bentley 's long letter from Salem, dated, July 2, 1810, describing


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Stickney, the Major, Caleb Stark, intends a history of General Stark after his decease should he survive his


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the import -export business of Caleb Stark and the firm 6f Stark and Mc Kinstry and so Caleb turned his


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a sufferer from bad health John Stark never recovered from the loss of his wife of 56 years. She had


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DEATH OF MOLLY STARK The hardest blow the old soldier ever had to face was the loss


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to have been woven by Molly Stark.


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decreed on the ground that John Stark, an inhabitant of said town is a person non compos mentis." There is


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Jan. 18, 1819 to Major Caleb Stark, Pembroke, N.H." The letter from the War Department was signed by a young


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whose cemetery lot is buried Ellen D. Stark (1815-1895) granddaughter of the General. As a girl she recalled that the


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animate yet." FUNERAL OF GEN. JOHN STARK It may be assumed that the General was buried in his old Continental


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in upkeep. In 1886 General George Stark of Nashua sought to energize city and state in a project for an


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In 1876 Elizabeth and Augustus H. Stark, surviving children of John Stark 3rd, deeded to Manchester two acres containing


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inscribed In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Stark, who died June 29th, 1814 in the 77th year of her age." (not


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the grave, marked simply M.G. John Stark" (not Major General John Stark" as Potter stated and all historians and writers,


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dates, such as those of Archibald Stark ("1699-1750") and Eleanor Nichols his wife ("1680-1740").


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protests seem to have resulted. Molly Stark's stone may still be found by the usual expert soundings and a little


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STARK PARK", is wholly admirable. John Stark has as handsome and fitting a memorial as any of the country's great


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homestead (Chapter House of the Molly Stark Chapter" D.A.R.) in Manchester, are many articles, mostly later than the generation of


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Courtesy of John Mc Neil Stark, Esq., Concord, N. H.


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no absolutely dependable likeness of John Stark. The dageurrotype reproduction of the Ritchie painting interpreted in harmony with the Morse


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1885 Major Caleb Stark, wood-c Ut in Hurd's Hist.


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probable that Harrison treasured the John Stark", as one of the few works of artistic merit of his late father,


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discovered on the library table (Caleb Stark's Dunbarton mansion) a very large -sized dageurrotype which eventually proved to be a


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to the state from Miss Charlotte Stark." (Boston Journal, June 15, 1877, from a Hopkinton correspondent.) In the Granite Monthly


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1877) A portrait of General John Stark by Prof. Samuel Finley Breese Morse. It represents the General in his old


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younger. The name, in facsimilie, Caleb Stark" is underneath.


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the facial characteristics of Major Caleb Stark the following tradition, never before printed, has survived, When he died in Ohio


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Mc Neil families", Charles Morris Stark (1848-1934) being the owner of the Dunbarton mansion with his wife, Annie Mc


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the portrait was of General John Stark, in The Strange Romance of the Stark and Mc Neil families", Charles F.


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with his wife, Annie Mc Neil Stark, (1858-1936).


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it) in making for Miss Charlotte Stark the life-size oil painting for the State of New Hampshire. Tenney could not


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Y. had two sketches of John Stark as of 1776 and 1781, one of which is a poor copy. The


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one equestrian, probably for Gen. George Stark's 1888 booklet, the other of Stark on foot with raised sword in hand.


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the 1885 wood cut of Caleb Stark" and the 1860 Holland job. Lower (1 to r) the Trumbull (1834), the


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SCULPTURES OF GENERAL JOHN STARK In small work Rogers made two of Stark, one equestrian, probably for Gen.


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to the memory of Gen. John Stark He displayed the. dash of a Sheridan, the strategy of a Lee and


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of General John Stark. - William Stark, June 19, 1860."


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Portrait of our great -grandmother, Elizabeth Page Stark, wife of General John Stark. - William Stark, June 19, 1860."


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size. No. 164 was of Molly Stark, No. 163 of Mary Page Russell, sister of Mrs. Stark." Had so important


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wrote to Mrs. Charles M. Stark at Dunbarton and enelosed "with the compliments of Ehrich Galleries" two prints about


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Mary Page Russell, sister of Mrs. Stark." Had so important a picture as that of Molly Stark, ancestor of the


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century after the generation of William Stark and his brother, Gen. George of Nashua, passed off the stage can never


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branch (that is, Charles Frederick Morris Stark and his wife, Annie Mc Neil) that Elizabeth (Molly) had a sister, Mary,


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526 COMPLICATIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS William Stark, born 1825, was son of Frederick G. Stark.


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'There is no picture of Molly Stark that our family ever knew of. I have heard my father say that


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the Molly" portrait in 1860, Augustus H. Stark wrote to some one in Bennington (Lizzie having died the previous month,)


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Nashua (1823-1892) sheltered his unele John Stark ('little John") born 1790 and he died in 1872 in George's house, though


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died the year before. Gen. George Stark of Nashua (1823-1892) sheltered his unele John Stark ('little John") born 1790 and


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born 1825, was son of Frederick G. Stark.


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railroad got out for their Molly Stark dining car", doubtless obtained through Ehrich's about 1925-6. When the writer gave Mrs.


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Charlotte Stark (1799-1889) and of Harriet Stark (1790-1872) do not appear to have transmitted to us as much of John


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Elizabeth Stark Newell (1792-1876) and Charlotte Stark (1799-1889) and of Harriet Stark (1790-1872) do not appear to have transmitted to


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TRANSMISSION OF CHARACTERISTICS Did John Stark and Elizabeth Page have offspring carrying salient features or resemblances in any marked


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The paintings of Caleb's daughters, Elizabeth Stark Newell (1792-1876) and Charlotte Stark (1799-1889) and of Harriet Stark (1790-1872) do not


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