I was born into to the Ancient and Honorable Family of The Starr's of Ashford, Kent in the United Kingdom I am the 10th great grandson of Thomas Starr. I learned this by finding my Great Great Great GrandFather in the Starr Family History by Burgis Pratt Starr Available from Barnes and Noble website as a free download. Also from FamilyDNA that states my oldest known relative is Thomas Starre born in 1540 Died 1595 in the United Kingdom. I know that my family came across on Ship called the Hercules that left from Kent. Once established in New England Massachusetts and fighting with the Colonist against the King in the War of Independence they Spread South into Texas, you will find a county in the South named after Prominent Member of the community and a part of the founding of the Great State of Texas, James Harper Starr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starr_County,_Texas Another very Prominent Member of the Starr family Dr. Comfort Starr is one of the founders of Havard University
West. I was the great great great grandson of Jared Starr a man that joined the LDS Church and was forced to flee for his life from Nauvoo IL when Governor Bogs signed an extermination order against the Mormons.
I was born in San Gabriel California in 1960 to David LeRoy Starr and Ellen Lee Strowbridge (Starr) They moved our family to Utah in 1963 or 64 I remember laying on the couch with tonsilitis watching T.V. and seeing the news that President Kennedy had been shot. I also remember days living in Orem Utah where I lived until 3rd grade when my family moved to Salem Utah. Salem was a little slice of Heaven on Earth when I look back on my childhood and the connections to my community even though we were new to the town, it was still my hometown. A small lake called Salem Pond where I learned to swim and fish and play There was a lot of young men that played everything from Hiding and seek to touch football we spent the summer living an Idealist child's life without a care in the world well after I got the chores I was supposed to do done. I loved it and love it even more now. I did what most of our young people did in our hometown I went to Salem Elementry school, At that time we didn't have a Middle School in town so we stayed in Salem until the 6th grade. We then had to take the bus to Spanish fork and attended Jr High and High School. It was an All American apple pie and fourth of July life and I treasure it dearly.
Within three days of graduating High School I was in Texas starting my career or so I thought with the United States Air Force. I completed Basic Training by Sept of 1978 and headed to my secondary training a Firefighter Crash Rescue Apprentice course. I was station at Edwards AFB and RAF Upper Heyford U.K. After that I took a Job as a Department of Army as a Firefighter over my career I worked for the Navy in San Diego the Air Force in Colorado and the Navy again in Fallon Nevada then to Alaska back to the Army at Ft. Greely and then to Fairchild AFB where I retired.
I haven't had a lot of luck in the family area I have been married and divorced a few times and have had no children. I now live in Spokane Valley Washington with a woman that I claim as my best friend we have a lot of different interest but we make it work and that is what counts. I have 5 sister living and my Dad and Brother have passed My mother is still here with us and lives in Salem Utah.
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