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Starr Family Cemetery

Also known as: Grams Farm Cemetery

Located at 1420 Ridge Road (Route 34B) on private property.
This burial site is located north of the house, and along Morrow Creek. It is situated among a grove of trees at the top of a knoll, and near a barn.
Town of Lansing, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

View Map (Tax Map, off-site from Tompkins Co. Gov.)

Isabelle Parish's records indicated that the burials in this cemetery were from 1811 to 1852.
This record is as complete as possible at this time.

photograph of cemetery
(larger photo)
(All photos by Cheryl Hall)

Headstone inscription readings were taken by Dora Pope Worden in the 1920's and again by S. Harring and Isabelle Parish on August 25, 1952. This record is a combination of those two records as well as headstone inscription readings taken by Nina McAndrews in June 2001.
Please use Notes as a guide only!

  Surname Given Name(s)/Relationships Date of Death and Age Epitaphs/Notes
  Bowyer Jacob d. Aug. 18, 1847 ae 37y 2m 8d Headstone not found in 2001
  Collins Thomas veteran's flag   A Revolutionary War Soldier.
Enlisted in PA.
See note below
View Stone Hicks Sarah, dau. of Leonard & Rachel Hicks d. May 6, 1845, ae 1y 2m 11d Old record had yr of death as 1847
and days as 3
  Kellogg Ann Eliza, dau of N. H. & Julia Kellogg d. April 28, 1852, ae 3m 4d Headstone not found in 2001
Death year may be 1853.
View Stone Ludlow Eleanor, w/o W. H. Ludlow d. Feb. 12, 1841, ae 31y 5m 13d  
  Nowlan(d) Renelcha, w/o Henry Nowlan(d) d. March 17, 1844, ae 63y 9m 15d Headstone not found in 2001.
One record had surname as Nowlan,
the other record had Nowland.
Death year may be 1843.
  Nowlan(d) Given name unknown d. March 16, 1846, ae 3y 1m 16d Headstone not found in 2001.
View Stone Starr In Memory of Elder Micajah Starr veteran's flag d. Mar. 2, 1820, ae 73y 10m 21d A Revolutionary War Soldier.
Enlisted in CT.
DOB April 2, 1746.
1. Here now lieth a dead body.
Once he labour'd for souls good.
His looks once was fare and rudy.
Many trials he hath stood.
2. Ever was a faithful soldier.
Fought for Christ his heavenly king.
We scarce ever new a bolder.
Till he felt deaths fatal string.
3. Strong he was though death was stronger.
Sent by Gods eternal hand.
Fight he could not any longer.
But must go at Gods command.
View Stone Starr Anna Betts, first wife of Elder Micajah Starr d. July 22, 1817, ae 69y 7m 17d "Here she sleeps beneath the sod.
A moldring back to dust.
Her soul is gone to be with God.
For in the Saviour she did trust".

View Stone Starr Philo, s/o Micajah & Anna Starr d. April 21, 1844, ae 60y 4m 11d Dear spouse and children, shed no tears.
I must lie here till Christ appears.
Then burst the grave with sweet surpirse.
And in my Savior image rise.
View Stone Starr Nancy, second w/o Philo Starr d. April 17, 1825, ae 32y 7m 13d Old record had ae as 33y
View Stone Starr Samuel H., s/o Philo & Nancy Starr d. Nov. 27, 1841, ae 24y 11m 7d Added month and day of death from reading
headstone in 2001. Old records had 2 different
entries: IP's read died Nov. 27, 1811 age 34y
11m 21d. DPW's record had d. 1841, ae 21y 11m
7d. An LDS record search found Samuel Harvy Starr,
b. Lansing, NY, Dec. 20, 1816, d. Nov. 27, 1841.
According to this record he would have been 24y 11m 7d when he died.
View Stone Starr Treman, s/o Philo & Nancy Starr d. December 23, 1850 Record Added. Headstone
found and read June 2001.
  Starr Sarah, d/o Philo & Nancy Starr d. March 8, 1816, ae 1y 2m  

Starr Cemetery is credited with the burial of Thomas Collins by the Daughters of the American Revolution in their book, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. A search was made for his headstone in the early 1900's and again in June 2001, but it has never been found. We do not know if he is actually buried here.


The following genealogy is taken from the book, A History of the Starr Family of New England, from the Ancestor Dr. Comfort Starr, of Ashford, County of Kent, England, who Emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635, Containing the Names of 6,766 of his Descendants and the Record and History of 1,794 Families, by Burgis Pratt Starr, published 1879, pages 338-341.

LANSING, N. Y. FAMILY [families 510 - 513]
Family 510

MICAJAH STARR, son of Jonathan 489, John 448, Josiah 391, Thomas 7, Dr. Comfort 1, b. Apl. 2, 1746, in Danbury, Ct., and was living there Jan. 3, 1772, when he was appointed administrator on the estate of Platt Betts. He removed to Reading, and May 18, 1777, was received with his wife to the membership of the Church "by virtue of a certificate from the First Chuch in Danbury, that they were members of that church in good standing:" and had their son Platt bap., and Apl. 4, 1779, their dau. Sarah. Mch. 13, 1780, he bought land in R., "bounded east on the road that leads from Danbury to Norwalk;" a teamster in the Revolutionary army. At Danbury was a depot for military stores, and doubtless all the teams in the neighborhood were required for their transportation. About 1793-4 he emigrated to Tompkins County, N.Y.; spent about a year in Ithaca; thence to Milton, and bought a tract of land on the east side of Cayuga Lake, and bounded by it, four miles north of Ludlowville, now in the Town of Lansing. He left the Cong. church and because a Baptist, probably before he left Reading; was licensed to preach and faithfully ministered to the Baptist church at L., and carried on his farm at the same time, until his death Mch. 2, 1820, leaving quite a large property. He m. Oct. 29, 1767, ANNA, dau. of JOSEPH and SARAH (PLATT) BETTS, of Norwalk, Ct., b. Dec. 5, 1748, d. July 22, 1817. After her death he m. MRS. ANNA CLARK, her 3rd husband. She d. with her children in the West.
511  JOSEPH BETTS, b. Oct. 23, 1768
   A  BETSEY, b. Jan. 16, 1771. She m. Silas Ludlow, and d. in Jackson Co., Mich., and had children, West Hampton Ludlow, a Baptist minister. Elizabeth Ludlow, b. Mch. 4, 1804, m. David McCormick; res. Lake Ridge, N. Y.; five children, 3 living.
   +  SARAH, b. Oct. 4, 1772, d. June 4, 1775.
   +  JOHN PLATT, b. Jul. 28, 1774, d. Apl. 10, 1776.
   B  PLATT, b. Nov. 28, 1776, d. Jan. 24, 1792.
   C  SARAH, b. Jan. 1, 1779, d. Feb. 24, 1844. She m. Jacob Van Houten, and had Rebecca Baker Van Houten, b. May 26, 1807, who m. Orange Starr [403].
513  BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 3, 1781.
520  PHILO, b. Dec. 10, 1783.
   D  POLLY, b. June 26, 1787, d. Sept. 29, 1812. She m. Avery Miner; went west; d. ---; no children.
525  JOHN, b. Apl. 14, 1790.

Family 511

JOSEPH BETTS STARR, son of Micajah 510, b. Oct. 23, 1768, d. June 1827, in Lansing, N.Y. The name of his wife was Ruth.
512  DANIEL, b. July 30, 1802.
   A  FRIEND, b. June 28, 1804, d. Mch. 12, 1832, unmarried.
   B  MINER, b. Oct. 10, 1806, d. June 30, 1836, unmarried.
   C  ARAD, b. Sept. 18, 1811, m. -- Dickerson.
   D  ANNA, b. Oct. 23, 1815, m. Stephen Ludlow; went to Mich.

Family 512

DANIEL STARR, son of Joseph Betts 511, b. July 30, 1802; residence Lake Ridge, Tompkins Co., N.Y.; m. Melinda Patchen, b. Apl. 16, 1805.
   A  MARY ANNIS, b. Dec. 12, 1824, m. Sept. 10, 1857, Daniel Carlisle, son of Cyrus and Rebecca (Shepherd) Cadwallader, b. Nov. 21, 1832, at Plumstead, Pa.; farmer and dairyman at Auburn, N.Y.
   Charles Sumner, b. June 9, 1858.
   Elmer Ellsworth, b. July 5, 1861.
   B  JEHIEL LUDLOW, b. July 6, 1825, m. SUSAN S. ADAMS; living at Havana, N.Y.
   C  FRIEND, b. Sept. 28, 1828; settled at Ithaca, N.Y., in 1866; grain dealer and forwarder; m. Feb. 25, 1856, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Stephen and Louisa (Gould) White, b. Mch. 15, 1839, at Rochester, N.Y.; children,
   +  EMMA JANE STARR, b. May 7, 1858, d. June 10, 1859.
   D  WILLIAM WHITE STARR, b. Aug. 13, 1861.
   +  FREDERICK STARR, b. Aug. 15, 1863, d. Feb. 22, 1869.
   E  JOSEPH MINER, b. Mch. 28, 1832; removed Dec. 30, 1868, to Auburn, N.Y., and is a keeper in the prison; m. Nov. 23, 1863, Amelia Graham, dau. of John Uraine and Almira (Graham) Vanderheyden, b. Dec. 22, 1839, at A. A son,
   F  JOHN MINER STARR, b. Mch. 24, 1868.
   G  ANN ELIZA, b. Jan. 26, 1839, m. Dec. 24, 1863, Joseph S., son of Cyrus and Rebecca (Shepherd) Cadwallader, b. Oct. 4, 1836, at Plumstead, Pa., a farmer at Howard, N.Y.
   Mary R., b. Nov. 13, 1864, d. July 14, 1871.
   Starr, b. June 11, 1869.
   Grace, b. Mch. 16, 1875.

Family 513

BENJAMIN STARR, son of Micajah 510, b. Aug. 3, 1781, at Reading, Conn.; was about 13 years old when his parents removed to Lansing, N.Y. Soon after his marriage his father bought him a farm in Newfield, Tompkins Co., on which he settled in 1810, and raised 12 children, who were all living when he d. Feb. 10, 1830. He was an honored deacon, and his wife a member of the Bap. church. He m. ELIZABETH, dau. of OLIVER AND JERUSHA (Knapp) WESTOVER, b. Feb. 18, 1785, at Sheffield, Mass., d. Feb. 23, 1862.
   A  LORETTA, b. Aug. 6, 1804, at L.; d. Feb. 5, 1870. She married Dec. 9, 1823, Joseph, son of Robert and Charlotte (Naras) Alexander, b. Nov. 17, 1799; res. Breesport, Chemung Co., N.Y.
   Benjamin Starr, b. Dec. 3, 1824, m. Mch. 12, 1856, Sarah Barnes; res. Breesport, N.Y.
   Charlotte A., b. Mch. 26, 1827, m. Feb. 16, 1852, Robert Colgrove; res. B.
   John A., b. Mch. 28, 1829, m. Mch. 25, 1854, Elizabeth Moore; res. North Chemung, N.Y.
   Ransom, b. Nov. 5, 1831, d. Aug. 3, 1836
   Rachel, b. Oct. 12, 1833, d. Aug. 12, 1836.
   Arlow Miner, b. May 11, 1837; res. Elmira, N.Y.
   Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1839, d. Oct. 27, 1872, m. Feb. 26, 1868, Alfred Baldwin.
   Joseph R., b. Sept. 28, 1841, d. Aug. 7, 1868.
   Adaline, b. Mch. 21, 1843, m. Jan. 18, 1871, Charles Hutchins; res. North Chemung, N.Y.
   Juliette, b. Apl. 25, 1845, m. Jan. 10, 1869, Rensford Reynolds; Res. Clyde, O.
514  WILLIAM ORLO, b. Aug. 31, 1807, at Genoa, N.Y.
515  JOHN WESTOVER, b. May 11, 1810, at Newfield, N.Y.
   B  JULIA ANN, b. Apl. 27, 1812, m. Dec. 26, 1836, John Emory, son of Geo. Washington and Hannah (Wooden) Lee, b. Aug. 24, 1814; res. Allegan, Mich.
   Lafayette Starr, b. Nov. 24, 1839, m. Mch. 21, 1861, Sarah Fauver; res. A.; four children,
   George Westover, b. Jan. 6, 1842, a member of 42d Reg't O. Vols.; d. in the service of his country Jan. 12, 1862, at Louisa, Ky.
517  AVERY MINER, b. July 4, 1814.
   C  RUTH, b. Mch. 15, 1816, m. Feb. 10, 1836, Peter McMillen, and d. Sept. 16, 1837, at Van Ettenville, leaving an infant dau., Naomi, who d. ae. 11 months.
518  BENJAMIN, b. July 28, 1818.
   D  LUCY ANN, b. July 18, 1820, m. (1st) Feb. 15, 1843, Lockwood Smith, son of Nathaniel and Sally (Smith) Tompkins, b. July 4, 1818; farmer in his native town of Newfield, N.Y.; d. May 6, 1843, three months after marriage. She married (2d) Jan. 1, 1856, John Buskirk, son of John and Elizabeth (Buskirk) Payne, b. Aug. 16, 1818, at Newfield, where he d. Mch. 23, 1866; farmer.

Thank you Harold Hooper for transcribing the original records into digital format (August 1998).
Thank you Nina (Christofferson) McAndrews for updating the records by walking the cemetery (June 2001).
Thank you Cheryl Hall for transcribing the updates into digital format (June 2003).

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