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The Starkey Family

The Known Facts

Jonathan STARKEY was born 1792 in Virginia and died 1 Aug 1825 in Alabama.  He married Nancy TROTMAN 24 Dec 1816. 
Nancy was born 26 Oct 1797 in VA and died 1 Jul 1856 in Alabama.
Children of Jonathan STARKEY and Nancy TROTMAN:
1. Silas G. born 15 Feb 1817 and died 11 Feb 1885.
    He married Julia Ann Suen LANDERS.
    He is  buried in Sandlin Cemetery in Cairo, Alabama.
2. Sameul born 10 Jun 1818. 
    He married Martha J. LANDERS 21 Mar 1840.
    Civil War Co. B, 54th AL, CSA.
    Children: Sarah E. STARKEY
3. John born 2 Sep 1819.
4. Marion W. born 17 Nov 1821 and died 29 May 1864
    in the Civil War Battle of Moulton.  
    He was married to Catherine PATTERSON who was born 1821.
5. Malvina who married an unknown HARRIS and had 1 child named Nancy.
(source: family Bible on file in Athens, Alabama)
Silas G. STARKEY was born 15 Feb 1817 in Alabama and died
in Limestone Co, AL 11 Feb 1885.  He is buried in Sandlin Cemetery. 
He was a wagon maker. 
He married Julia Ann S. LANDERS 11 Feb 1885 in Madison, AL.
Julia Ann S. LANDERS was born 6 Aug 1822 in Georgia and died in Limestone Co, AL 8 Jan 1867. 
Her parents were Lewis LANDERS and Sallie unknown.
They resided in Shoal Ford, Limestone Co, Alabama. 
Children of Silas G. STARKEY and Julia Ann LANDERS:
1. Sarah A. C. born 18 Feb 1841
2. Martha Jane born 30 Mar 1843 in AL and died 15 Aug 1889
3. Lewis G. born 16 Sep 1845 and died 6 Oct 1846
4. Eliseran A. born 11 Feb 1849
5. Mary W. T. born 4 Arp 1850
6. Julie Marier Frances (Fannie) born 26 Jul 1853 and died
    sometime after 1920 in a tornado in Texas.  She married
    William S. WALKER 2 Jan 1877 in AL.  (my gggrandparents)
7. John William Prier born 16 Feb 1856 in Limestone Co, AL and died 20 Jul 1859.
8. Newton Allen born 27 Feb 1859 in Limestone Co, AL
    and died 14 Jun 1924.
    He married Mary Elizabeth TOON 3 Oct 1882 in Limestone Co, AL
    Mary Elizabeth TOON's parents were William TOON and Martha Harriett Unknown.
9. Terry Watson Spotwood born 19 Nov 1862.  He married Joanne (Annie) GULLET or GULLER 2 Sep 1884.
Children of William S. WALKER  and Julie Marier Frances STARKEY:
1. Lenord F. born 17 OCT 1877 in AL.
2. Rutha L. born 1 Jan 1880 in Limestone Co, AL and died 9 Oct 1957.
    She is buried in Kit Cemetery in Irving, TX.
    She married unknown WORTHY in TX.
3. Nellie Verona born 22 Jun 1882 in Limestone Co, AL and died 8 May 1849.  She is buried in Hight-Jordan Cemetery in Grand Prairie, TX.   She married Sam Riley Looper ca 1903 in Texas.  (my ggrandparents)
4. Charles B. born 15 Feb 1885 and died 15 May 1967
    in Irving, Dallas Co, TX.
    Married Lula unknown ca 1910.  Lula born 9 Sep 1887
    and died 22 Oct 1981 in Garland, Dallas Co, TX.
*******There are probably more children but I have been unable to find them.   More on this WALKER family.
Children of Newton Allen STARKEY and Mary Elizabeth TOON:
1. William Haywood born 2 Aug 1884
2. Lenora O'Neal born 20 Feb 1887. 
    She married 1st) Newton DAVIS 2nd) Charles STINNETT.
3. Walter Arnett born 24 Jun 1889 and died Mar 1971 in
    Ardmore, Giles Co, TN.
    He was married to Beulah French King.
        1. Arthenia who married Rogers Gardner
        2. Walter Jr. born 16 Aug 1915
            He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Decatur AL.
        3. Almeda
        4. Helen
        5. Aubrey Nelson
4. Winford Carlos born 9 Nov 1891 and died May 1973 in
    Athens, Limestone, AL.
    He married 1st) Eda Jane ADAMS 2nd) Ira SMITH.
    Ira Smith was born 1 May 1892 and died Apr 1977 in
    Athens, Limestone Co, AL.
5. Nelson (Nellie) River born 23 Jan 1897 and died
    Oct 1986 in Florence, Lauderdale, AL.
    He married Bessie Underwood TOWNSEND.
    Bessie was born 29 Sep 1892 and died Apr 1981.
6. Beulan Lynn born 25 May 1903 and died
    Jan 1996 in Athens, Limestone Co, AL.
    She married Edward TUTEN.
    Edward Tuten born 16 Jan 1894 and died Jul 1965
7. Lucy Aurelia born 27 Jan 1909 and died Jun 1986
    in Athens, Limestone Co, AL.
    She married Hal SHERBERT.
    Hal Sherbert born 22 Mar 1902 and died Jan 1971.
Children of Terry Watson Spotwood STARKEY and Joanne GULLET/GULLER:
1. Claud Adolphus born 27 Feb 1886 and died Aug 1963 in TN.
2. Luther Lee born 6 Jun 1891 and died Dec 1975
    in Athens, Limestone Co, AL.
3. Ora Lenor born 9 Jun 1894 and died Apr 1978 in
    Athens, Limestone Co, AL.
    She married Harry Nichols
4. Ross Paul born 30 Sep 1907 and died 14 Aug 1998
    in Huntsville, Madison Co, AL.

My leg of this family...............

William & Fannie WALKER moved to Texas sometime before 1900.  In 1920, Fannie was living in the home of Charlie and Lula and is listed as a widow.  
Apparently he passed away before 1920.  She was killed in a tornado soon after that.  The story is.....she was on the second floor of a 2 story house when the tornado struck.  She had one of her grandbabies in her arms.   The tornado tore the roof off the house and she was found up against the shed where she had been thrown.  The baby was still in her arms and unhurt but Fannie was not alive.  Her daughter, Rutha tore a piece of wallpaper from the wall of the house to put over her mother's face to keep the rain out of her face.  This story was told to me by my mother who was very close to Rutha (Aunt Ruthie).
Nellie Verona (WALKER) LOOPER (my ggrandmother) was very close to my mother.  Nellie was very sick for several years.  She was bedridden and later in a wheel chair.  My mother was a young teen at that time and Nellie lived with them.  My mother spent much time with her and helped take care of her until her death.  She died of consumption. 
This family has numerous descendants in Irving, TX and the surrounding area. 
T. J. Walker who is a descendant of William S. Walker owned a grocery store there.  I would love to hear from descendants of these families as well as any descendants from the STARKEY  or WALKER families above.  I am always happy to exchange information and photos with cousins.
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Starkey Tidbits:
* Did you know Ringo Starr of the Beatles real name was STARKEY?  
* There is a crest named "STERQUEE" in 12th Century Cheshire that is supposed to have Norman  roots.
* It is said the name Starkey is derived from the German word "Stark" which means strength.
If you know of other famous Starkey folks or unusual tidbits, send message and I will add it here.  If you have a web site devoted to the Starkey surname, send a message with the Title and URL to be added here.


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