Joseph Stark

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Stark was born in 1746, in Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Stark Sr., was 34 and his mother, Sarah Laycock, was 24. He married Anna Hannah Ragland before 1780. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1808, in Henry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Joseph Stark Farm Graveyard, Smithfield, Henry, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stark
Anna Hannah Ragland
Marriage: before 1780
Rhoda Stark
Mary Stark
Reuben Zachariah Stark
Abner Stark
Philip Stark
Caleb Stark
Anna Stark
Sarah Stark

Sources (7)

  • Joseph Stark, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Connecticut Birth and Christenings
  • Joseph Stark, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: nickname from Middle English stark ‘strong, sturdy; harsh, severe’ (Old English stearc).

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong, brave’.

Czech and Slovak (Štark): of German origin (see 2 above).

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

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