Born December 31, 1803
|JESSE STARR, farmer, Castle Grove Twp., Sec. 28; P.O. Castle Grove; was born in Pennsylvania December 31, 1803; his father removed to Canada in 1804; his father belonged to the Society of Quakers. Mr. Starr removed to Dane Co., Wis., in 1853; he came to Jones Co. in 1862 and settled where he now lives. Mr. Starr is living with his fourth wife; his first was a daughter of Elder William Marsh, of Canada; his second was Lucinda Groat; his third, Mrs. Susan J. Howard; his present wife was Mrs. Elvira Baker. Mr. Starr has six sons and six daughters, five children by his second wife and seven by his third, all but one of whom have professed religion, and all but two are members of the Baptist Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 700.
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