Dr. Comfort Starr & his wife, Elizabeth
Last week I wrote about my husband, Doug's ancestor James Starr. During the course of research I discovered James was a member of the Sons of Liberty and participated in the Boston Tea Party.
Throughout the week there were many comments offering congratulations on this incredible find. That is one of my favorite things about genealogy. It is incredible to see how excited fellow researchers become about each others good fortune.
The most interesting comment came from fellow geneablogger Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy.
Not long after discovering my husband's New England roots I found Heather's blog on the GeneaBloggers website. From her site I have learned much about the history and customs of the region.
I am grateful when Heather comments on one of my posts as her responses are thoughtful and informative. Reading what she had to say about James Starr literally had my mouth fall open. Seems Heather and my husband have common ancestors!
After calming down somewhat I mapped out the exact relationship.
1. Comfort Starr - b. Jul. 06, 1589 - Eng. - d. Jan. 02, 1659 - Mass.
wife - Elizabeth - b. 1595 - Eng. - d. Jun. 25, 1658 - Mass.
(Doug's 9th great-grandparents)
a. Thomas Starr - b. Dec. 31, 1615 - Eng.- d. Nov. 26 1658 - Mass.
wife - Rachel Harris - b. 1618 - Mass. - d. 1600 - N.Y.
(Doug's 8th great-grandparents)
b. John Starr b. Oct. 25, 1626 - Eng. d. Oct 30, 1711 - Mass.
wife- Martha Bunker b. Apr. 15, 1627 -Eng. - d. Apr. 1703 - Mass.
(Doug's 8th great-grand-uncle & great-grand-aunt)
1.Comfort Starr - b. 1662 - Mass. - d. Jan. 09, 1729 - Mass. -
(Doug's 1st cousin 9x removed)
wife- Mary Stone - b. Jan 06, 1664- Mass. - d. Apr. 20, 1735 - Mass.
(Heather's 1st cousin many x removed)
How fun to discover a favorite genealogist related by marriage to my husband! This is the exact reason to blog your family history. Many times you feel as if nobody out there is reading. Than out of the blue you have a wonderful discovery resulting in a connection.
Hello, cousin-in-law Heather!