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Rev. William Starrs was born in 1810 Tyrone, studied at Maynooth and in Baltimore and ultimately was assigned to the Arch. of NY where he served on the cardinal's staff.  My great, great grandmother Starrs came to the US in the late 1850's with two son and it would appear they were sponsored by Rev. William Starrs, a cousin. Any info would be great, thanks!

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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 October 20 07:52 BST (UK) »
William Starrs/Storrs, clergyman, born USA, citizen, age 83, is in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus in 1892 census.
Samantha Starrs, also born USA, age 61, is in the same household, I think.  (Her name is under his by listing, but no address attached to any household.

I can also see travel information on him arriving in 1837 in New York from Liverpool, and he is already an American citizen.

Is this your man?

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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 October 20 07:59 BST (UK) »
In 1870 census there is a William Storrs/Starrs age 60, clergyman, born NY, is living in Wirt, Allegany, New York, with Lydia age 64, born NY, keeping house.  Marital status not indicated.

Not seeing an Irish clergyman yet.

Added:  In 1880 He is described as a farmer, age 70, living with Lydia, 75, all of their parents born NY, so not your man?

In 1855 he is with Lydia, his wife, and is a preacher.

In 1865 with Lydia, baptist clergyman, no children recorded for marriage.


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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 October 20 08:16 BST (UK) »
Samantha Storrs dies in 1908, spouse William Storrs, see pictures as also for William,

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63259856/samantha-storrs

Sorry, forgetting, this is wrong man if he was definitely born in Tyrone.

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He appears to also be a Sergeant Storrs as Samantha has a widows pension at his death in 1898.

His parents Thomas Denny Storrs and Catherine E Storrs

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63259902/william-storrs

siblings named on above link

His will, written by him at age 84, good handwriting, might need worldwide ancestry to view
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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 October 20 08:31 BST (UK) »
William Starrs, catholic clergyman, born Drumquin, Co Tyrone 1807, died 1873 in NYC

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography_(1900,_volume_5).djvu/688
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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 October 20 08:34 BST (UK) »
Yes, I have just found that, so ignore all the above.

BORN 1807, DIED 1873.

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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 October 20 08:38 BST (UK) »
1870 census 
Wm Starrs  66  born Ireland  (Think this is actually 60)
New York Ward 14 District 14 (2nd Enum), New York, New York

Occupation:Vicar General

living with other priests and domestic staff.

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Re: Searching for relatives of Rev. William Starrs born 1810 Tyrone, died in NYC
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 October 20 08:47 BST (UK) »
This gives an indication of baptism records available, though possibly more recent information elsewhere:

https://www.cotyroneireland.com/churchrecord/rcrecords.html

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