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STARR Family of Davidson County, NC
Posted by: s gragg (ID *****5862) Date: August 30, 2009 at 13:31:51
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I am looking for information regarding a daughter of Solomon Starr and Catherine Beck’s. In the 1850, she is shown as Sarah Starr, age 18. In another census I found her name as Sally – not sure which is correct.

Ruth Wright and Jesse Gallimore married in 1828, I went back to the 1830 census and found that she and Jesse had a son that I never realized in the other censuses. This son was also shown in the 1840 census, along with later children, for whom I’ve already identified from the 1850 census. The ‘unknown son’ was not in the family unit in the 1850 census and, thus far, has not been proof-positive identified

It was only early this year that I found the information about the ‘unknown son’ as being possibly named Emerson. I knew that Jesse had a brother named Emerson and that was also his mother’s maiden name, as well. In researching Jesse’s brother, I realized he did not have a son named ‘Emerson’, except where it was a middle name for one. It struck me that the son of Jesse was an ‘Emerson’, b. abt 1830, and the information was ‘possibly’ confirmed by another Gallimore researcher. Through the collaboration with the other researcher, I’ve come to believe that the Emerson born 1830, was Jesse and Ruth’s unnamed son of 1830 and 1840 censuses. However, with the advent of the 1850 census’s convention of naming all family members in the household, that son was not in the family unit from 1850, on.

It was only in finding that Emerson of 1830 was married to Sallie (or Sarah, as named in several censuses) Starr, the daughter of Solomon Starr and Catherine Beck – probably about 1850-1852 timeframe. In the 1850 census (Emerson would have been abt 21), I found the Starr family with 2 daughters name Sarah. One was 18 years old, and the other was about 1 year old. Why 2 daughters with the same name? Not a clue.

I eventually followed Emerson and Sarah Starr through only 2 censuses 1860 and 1870. In the 1860 census, I found Emerson (his age is off by about 3 years, but it’s the same Emerson) and Sarah:

Name:       Elerson Gallamore (Emerson)
Age in 1860:       34
Birth Year:       abt 1826
Home in 1860:       South Division, Davidson, North Carolina
Gender:       Male
Post Office:       Silverhill
Household Members:       Name       Age
Elerson Gallamore 34
Sally Gallamore 27
Eward Gallamore 9
Franis Gallamore 5
Robert Gallamore 2
Allice Gallamore 7.12

In the 1870, I found the family here:
Name:       Emerson Galamore
Est Birth Year:       abt 1830
Age in 1870:       40
Birthplace:       North Carolina
Home in 1870:       Tabenacle, Randolph, N C.
Race:       White
Gender:       Male
Post Office:       Jones Mine
Household Members:       Name       Age
Emerson Galamore 40
Sarah Galamore 38
Elwood Galamore 18
Frances Galamore 14
Robert Galamore 12
Alice Galamore 10 (This same Alice would, in 10 years, marry John G. Varker.)
Ellen Galamore 8
Minnie Galamore 3
Sydney Galamore 6/12

In the 1880 census, Sarah Gallimore (now shown as a widow) and son, Sydney are living next door to Solomon and Catherine Starr. (website given rather than take up more precious space:

Other children, including Ellen, apparently were sent to live with other family members. I found Ellen was sent to live with Sallie/Sarah’s brother, George F. Starr in 1880 census in Cotton Grove, Davidson County, NC, and is now age 18, listed as his niece.

Looking for information on what happened to Sarah/Sally Gallimore after the 1880 census.

Also, looking for definite parents of EMERSON GALLIMORE, b. 1829 - early 1830. I've done as much research as possible, sufficient to know that he is not the son of Jesse Gallimore's brother, Emerson, b. abt 1801.

Thanks, in advance.

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