Edwin Holt Starr

1 August 1817–11 August 1877 (Age 60)
Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Edwin Holt

When Edwin Holt Starr was born on 1 August 1817, in Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elisha Starr, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Holt, was 40. He married Polly Barter Rogers on 25 September 1844. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 August 1877, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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Edwin Holt Starr
Polly Barter Rogers
Marriage: 25 September 1844
Horace Young Starr
Josephine Starr
Frank Abbott Starr
George Morton Starr

Spouse and Children

25 September 1844


    Horace Young Starr


    Josephine Starr


    Frank Abbott Starr


    George Morton Starr


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 2

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.
1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated

Age 17

An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English sterre, starre ‘star’. The word was also used in a transferred sense of a patch of white hair on the forehead of a horse, and so perhaps the name denoted someone with a streak of white hair. It is possibly also a habitational name, for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Star 1 and 3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin H Starr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edwin A Starr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edwin H. in entry for Josephine Starr, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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