The individuals below may appear in your DNA matches.
~~~ Starnes and Stearnes (a branch of Starnes) appears in DNA of our Goldens. Why exactly is yet unknown. It appears to have a German Goldman linkage from a Starnes ancestor that arrived in New York from Germany about 1710-1711.
Friederich ‘Frederick’ Starhing ‘Starnes’ (1700–1779)
married to Mary Goldman (1703–1742)
As for being in the right place at the right time to interact with our Golden family of South Carolina, there were Starnes living among us in the pre- and post-Revolutionary War Period.
Joseph Joel Starnes (1790–1878) and Anna B. Brock (1799–1878) lived in the Laurens County, South Carolina area, being born there. Joseph’s parents (unconfirmed) were Ebenezer Starnes (1760–1789) and Ann LNU (1760–1802), both probably born in the Mecklenburg, North Carolina area but living in the Laurens, South Carolina area by 1770.
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