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Starr Family Cemetery
Also known as: Grams Farm Cemetery
Located at 1420 Ridge Road
(Route 34B) on private property.
View Map (Tax Map, off-site from Tompkins Co. Gov.)
Isabelle Parish's records indicated that the burials in this cemetery were
from 1811 to 1852.
(All photos by Cheryl Hall)
Headstone inscription readings were taken by Dora Pope
Worden in the 1920's and again by S. Harring and Isabelle Parish on August 25, 1952. This record is
a combination of those two records as well as headstone inscription readings taken by Nina McAndrews in June 2001.
|Surname||Given Name(s)/Relationships||Date of Death and Age||Epitaphs/Notes|
|Bowyer||Jacob||d. Aug. 18, 1847 ae 37y 2m 8d||Headstone not found in 2001|
|Collins||Thomas|| A Revolutionary War Soldier.
Enlisted in PA.
See note below
|Hicks||Sarah, dau. of Leonard & Rachel Hicks||d. May 6, 1845, ae 1y 2m 11d|| Old record had yr of death as 1847
and days as 3
|Kellogg||Ann Eliza, dau of N. H. & Julia Kellogg||d. April 28, 1852, ae 3m 4d|| Headstone not found in 2001
Death year may be 1853.
|Ludlow||Eleanor, w/o W. H. Ludlow||d. Feb. 12, 1841, ae 31y 5m 13d|
|Nowlan(d)||Renelcha, w/o Henry Nowlan(d)||d. March 17, 1844, ae 63y 9m 15d|| Headstone not found in 2001.
One record had surname as Nowlan,
the other record had Nowland.
Death year may be 1843.
|Nowlan(d)||Given name unknown||d. March 16, 1846, ae 3y 1m 16d||Headstone not found in 2001.|
|Starr||In Memory of Elder Micajah Starr||d. Mar. 2, 1820, ae 73y 10m 21d|| A Revolutionary War Soldier.
Enlisted in CT.
DOB April 2, 1746.
1. Here now lieth a dead body.
Once he labour'd for souls good.
His looks once was fare and rudy.
Many trials he hath stood.
2. Ever was a faithful soldier.
Fought for Christ his heavenly king.
We scarce ever new a bolder.
Till he felt deaths fatal string.
3. Strong he was though death was stronger.
Sent by Gods eternal hand.
Fight he could not any longer.
But must go at Gods command.
|Starr||Anna Betts, first wife of Elder Micajah Starr||d. July 22, 1817, ae 69y 7m 17d|| "Here she sleeps beneath the sod.
A moldring back to dust.
Her soul is gone to be with God.
For in the Saviour she did trust".
|Starr||Philo, s/o Micajah & Anna Starr||d. April 21, 1844, ae 60y 4m 11d|| Dear spouse and children, shed no tears.
I must lie here till Christ appears.
Then burst the grave with sweet surpirse.
And in my Savior image rise.
|Starr||Nancy, second w/o Philo Starr||d. April 17, 1825, ae 32y 7m 13d||Old record had ae as 33y|
|Starr||Samuel H., s/o Philo & Nancy Starr||d. Nov. 27, 1841, ae 24y 11m 7d|| Added month and day of death from reading
headstone in 2001. Old records had 2 different
entries: IP's read died Nov. 27, 1811 age 34y
11m 21d. DPW's record had d. 1841, ae 21y 11m
7d. An LDS record search found Samuel Harvy Starr,
b. Lansing, NY, Dec. 20, 1816, d. Nov. 27, 1841.
According to this record he would have been 24y 11m 7d when he died.
|Starr||Treman, s/o Philo & Nancy Starr||d. December 23, 1850|| Record Added. Headstone
found and read June 2001.
|Starr||Sarah, d/o Philo & Nancy Starr||d. March 8, 1816, ae 1y 2m|
Starr Cemetery is credited with the burial of Thomas Collins by the Daughters of the American Revolution in their book, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. A search was made for his headstone in the early 1900's and again in June 2001, but it has never been found. We do not know if he is actually buried here.
The following genealogy is taken from the book, A History of the Starr Family of New England, from the Ancestor Dr. Comfort Starr, of Ashford, County of Kent, England, who Emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635, Containing the Names of 6,766 of his Descendants and the Record and History of 1,794 Families, by Burgis Pratt Starr, published 1879, pages 338-341.
LANSING, N. Y. FAMILY [families 510 - 513]
MICAJAH STARR, son of Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1,
b. Apl. 2, 1746, in Danbury, Ct., and was living there Jan. 3, 1772, when he was
appointed administrator on the estate of Platt Betts. He removed to Reading, and May 18, 1777,
was received with his wife to the membership of the Church "by virtue of a certificate
from the First Chuch in Danbury, that they were members of that church in good standing:"
and had their son Platt bap., and Apl. 4, 1779, their dau. Sarah. Mch. 13, 1780, he
bought land in R., "bounded east on the road that leads from Danbury to Norwalk;" a
teamster in the Revolutionary army. At Danbury was a depot for military stores, and
doubtless all the teams in the neighborhood were required for their transportation. About
1793-4 he emigrated to Tompkins County, N.Y.; spent about a year in Ithaca; thence to
Milton, and bought a tract of land on the east side of Cayuga Lake, and bounded by it,
four miles north of Ludlowville, now in the Town of Lansing. He left the Cong. church and
because a Baptist, probably before he left Reading; was licensed to preach and faithfully
ministered to the Baptist church at L., and carried on his farm at the same time, until
his death Mch. 2, 1820, leaving quite a large property.
He m. Oct. 29, 1767, ANNA, dau. of JOSEPH and SARAH (PLATT) BETTS, of Norwalk, Ct., b.
Dec. 5, 1748, d. July 22, 1817. After her death he m. MRS. ANNA CLARK, her 3rd husband.
She d. with her children in the West.
JOSEPH BETTS STARR, son of Micajah 510, b. Oct. 23, 1768, d. June 1827, in Lansing, N.Y.
The name of his wife was Ruth.
DANIEL STARR, son of Joseph Betts 511, b. July 30, 1802; residence Lake Ridge, Tompkins
Co., N.Y.; m. Melinda Patchen, b. Apl. 16, 1805.
BENJAMIN STARR, son of Micajah 510, b. Aug. 3, 1781, at Reading, Conn.; was about 13 years old when his parents
removed to Lansing, N.Y. Soon after his marriage his father bought him a farm in Newfield, Tompkins Co.,
on which he settled in 1810, and raised 12 children, who were all living when he d. Feb. 10, 1830.
He was an honored deacon, and his wife a member of the Bap. church. He m. ELIZABETH, dau. of OLIVER AND
JERUSHA (Knapp) WESTOVER, b. Feb. 18, 1785, at Sheffield, Mass., d. Feb. 23, 1862.
Thank you Harold Hooper for transcribing the original records
into digital format (August 1998).
Thank you Nina (Christofferson) McAndrews for updating the records by walking the cemetery (June 2001).
Thank you Cheryl Hall for transcribing the updates into digital format (June 2003).
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