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Starr, Samuel, 1728-1799

Samuel Starr was the son of Samuel (1699-1789) and Hannah (Brewster) Starr of Connecticut. He was born in 1728 and came to Nova Scotia in 1759, following the expulsion of the Acadians, with a small group of New England settlers who became known as the Planters. Starr chose land located between the Canard and Cornwallis Rivers for his farm. The point became known as Starr’s Point and remains so named until this day. Beginning in 1762, using sprouts from old Acadian fruit trees, Starr began his own orchard. He also ran a tavern or place of public entertainment which sold alcohol. Starr was married three times - first to Abigail Leffingwell (1725 – 1768), secondly to Elizabeth Kinsman (died 1784), and lastly to Miriam Dickson. He had four children with his first wife. Samuel died on 26 August 1799 at Starr’s Point.

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Starr family (part 2)

Dates: 1762 to 1917
Collection: Starr family (part 2), Archival Catalogue
Description: Finding aid for the Starr family fonds (part 2).
Type: finding aid