Starr family papers, 1806-1816
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Brief Description: The papers of the Starr family of Litchfield, Conn., primarily centering on Henry Starr (1785-1817) and his parents, Daniel (1759-1809) and Rachel Buell Starr (1761-1813), which include correspondence, a notebook, financial records, and documents related to the estates of Daniel and Rachel Buell Starr. Both father and son were tailors. There is a large group of military records created during the War of 1812 when Henry Starr was a lieutenant serving as paymaster in 37th Regiment U.S. Infantry stationed at New London and Groton, Conn. Henry married Clarissa Peck, and there are several documents which relate to Henry's father-in-law Timothy Peck and brother-in-law Luther Peck.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Created by: Starr, Henry (1785-1817)
Volume: 0.83 Boxes
Acquired: 04/09/2010.
Arrangement: The papers are arranged alphabetically by type in one series.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield (Conn.)
Starr, Henry, 1785-1817
Starr family
United States - History - War of 1812
Genres/Forms of Material
Business records
Estate inventories
Legal documents
Military records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Donor unknown.  Found in collection.
PreferredCitation: Starr family papers (2010-97-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759
Finding Aid Revisions: Initial finding aid created 4/9/2010. Additional papers added and finding aid revised 11/30/2010.