James G. Stark


JAMES G. STARK, of Cross Creek township, born June 17, 1849, in Island Creek, is a son of Robert and Eliza (Winters) Stark, early residents of Jefferson county. Robert was born in 1823, the son of James Stark, a native of Scotland, who came to the United States about 1809 or 1810, and soon afterward settled in Jefferson county. Robert Stark was educated in the common schools of the county, and then engaged in agriculture, which is still his vocation. About 1846 he was married to Eliza Winters, by whom he has had nine children, four of whom are still living. Their son, James G. Stark, has also devoted himself to farming, and in this pursuit has been quite successful. In November, 1878, he was married to Minerva Ekey, daughter of Robert Ekey, deceased, and they have five children: Nannie B., Cora B., Edwin E., Paul E., and an infant. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian church of Cross Creek, and in politics, though not an active partisan, he is a stalwart republican. He is active in public matters, influential in the best interests of the community, and warmly regarded by his friends.

(the infant mentioned in the above was named Mabel, wife of John Walter Looman. James and Minerva had two other children after the writing of this biography: Robert Alan, who married Clara Elizabeth Boggs to which a son was born, Robert Jack Stark and Samuel R.) contributed by: Danice Ryan

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