Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Rev. John Harrison STARKEY


            Rev. John Harrison STARKEY, born in Franklin county, Virginia, November 8, 1838, was a son of Anderson and Catharine (Sloan) Starkey. His mother came with him to Lincoln county in 1875. When the war between the States was inaugurated, he joined the Confederate army, serving in Company D, 58th Virginia Infantry, thirteen months. He was then discharged for disability, and after eighteen months was conscripted. He was detailed as county policeman, and so served till the close of the war. His marriage was solemnized in Pike county, Missouri, March 24, 1859, and his wife is Ann daughter of Job and Esther (Moler) Mace. She was born in Pike county, Missouri, October 13, 1835. They have five children: Lawrence A., born October 8, 1861; Harvey O., June 27, 1864; Sallie C., April 9, 1866; Alonzo J., August 21, 1868; Mary B., June 19, 1872. The two oldest sons are teaching in Lincoln county, and Mr. Starkey has been a number of years school trustee. He is a minister of the Brethren faith, and has in charge the spiritual welfare of that church in Lincoln county. Postoffice address, Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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