648. Documentation for Nathaniel Starbuck
(20 Feb 1634/5 to 06 Jun 1719)
father of Jethro Starbuck
(14 Dec 1671 to 12 Aug 1770)



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Nathaniel Starbuck, Sr. was born 20 February 1634/35 in Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire.(1) He died 06 June 1719 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(2) He was the son of Edward Starbuck and Catherine Reynolds.(3)

Nathaniel Starbuck married
Mary Coffin in 1662 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(4) Mary Coffin born 20 February 1644/45 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.(5) She died 13 November 1717 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(6) Mary Coffin was the daughter of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens.(7)

Children of Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary Coffin:

i. Mary Starbuck
was born 30 March 1663 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the first child of English parents born on Nantucket.(8) Mary Starbuck married James Gardner.(9) James Gardner was born 19 May 1664 in Salem, Massachusetts.(10) He died 1st. 4 mo. 1723.(11)

ii. Elizabeth Starbuck was born 09 September 1665 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(12) She died in 1706.(13) Elizabeth Starbuck married first Peter Coffin on 15 August 1682.(14) He was born 20 August 1660 in Dover, Stafford County, New Hampshire.(15) He died 11 mo. 1699 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(16) She married second Nathaniel Barnard, Jr.(17)

iii. Nathaniel Starbuck was born 09 August 1668 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(18) Nathaniel died 9th, 2 mo. 1753 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(19) He married Dinah Coffin 20 November 1690.(20) Dinah Coffin was born 5 mo. 1674, the daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance.(21)

iv. Jethro Starbuck born 14 December 1671 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(22) He died 12 August 1770 at Nantucket, MA.(23) He married Dorcas Gayer 06 December 1694 at Nantucket, MA.(24)

v. Barnabus Starbuck was born in 1673.(25) He died 21 9 mo. 1732 unmarried).(26)

vi. Eunice Starbuck born 01 April 1674 at Nantucket, MA.(27) She died 12 July 1766 in Nantucket, MA.(28) Eunice married George Gardner.(29) He died 17th, 2 mo. 1750 in Nantucket, MA.(30)

vii. Priscilla Starbuck was born 24 August 1676 in Nantucket, MA.(31) She died 14 March 1762 in Nantucket, MA.(32) She married John Coleman about 1694.(33) He was born 02 August 1667 at Nantucket, MA.(34) John Coleman died 19 January 1762 at Nantucket, MA.(35)

viii. Hepzibah Starbuck was born 02 April 1680 in Nantucket, MA.(36) She died 7th 2 mo. 1740.(37) Hepzibah Starbuck married Thomas Hathaway.(38)

ix. Ann Starbuck was unmarried.(39)

x. Paul Starbuck was unmarried.(40)

“At the time of his death Nathaniel Starbuck was doubtless one of the wealthiest, if not individually the wealthiest men on the Island. He owned three full shares of land, having purchased a share of Stephen Greenleaf. His wife was one of the ablest women who ever lived on Nantucket and her advice and influence were noteworthy factors in the conduct of affairs. She was the leading spirit in the organization of the Society of Friends
.(41) Mary Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin) Starbuck, was the first English child born on Nantucket.(42)


REFERENCES

1. Jordan, John W., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1911), pages 566-7; Frank A. Gardner, MD, Thomas Gardner Planter and Some of His Descendants, (1731, Essex Institute, Salem, MA); Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, (Hereafter Nantucket VR), Births, page 507, Starbuck, Nathaniel, h. Mary (d. Tristram Coffin 1st and Dionis), s. Edward and Catharine Reynolds, _____, 1636 [? In Dover, N. H.], P.R. 38.]. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., page 98, January, 18??, Notes on the Dover Combination, “Starbuck, Edward. Protest, 1641. Fully dicussed in Hist. Mem. 69, Dover Enquirer. Was “Elder” in the church. He was later a leading citizen of Nantucket, and left descendants. He died in Nantucket, Feb. 4, 1696-7, aged 86. Had wife Katherine and children: 1. Nathaniel, b. 1636; m. Mary, dau. of Tristram Coffin, and was of Nantucket. Both were “Friends.” He d. 6, 6 mo. 1719; she d. 13, 9 mo. 1717.”

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., page 98, January, 18??, Notes on the Dover Combination, “Starbuck, Edward. Protest, 1641. Fully dicussed in Hist. Mem. 69, Dover Enquirer. Was “Elder” in the church. He was later a leading citizen of Nantucket, and left descendants. He died in Nantucket, Feb. 4, 1696-7, aged 86. Had wife Katherine and children: 1. Nathaniel, b. 1636; m. Mary, dau. of Tristram Coffin, and was of Nantucket. Both were “Friends.” He d. 6, 6 mo. 1719; she d. 13, 9 mo. 1717.”

3.
Ibid; Colonial Families of Philadelphia, page 566-7; NVR to 1850, Births, page 302, Coffin, Mary, w. Nathaniel Starbuck (s. Edward and Catharine), d. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 20th, 2 mo. 1645 (see Haverhill Vital Records), P.R. 38.

4.
Ibid.

5. Jordan, John W., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1911), pages 566-7; Frank A. Gardner, MD, Thomas Gardner Planter and Some of His Descendants, (1731, Essex Institute, Salem, MA).

6. NEGHS, The Coffin Family, page 150, April 18??, “Mary . . . she d. in Nantucket, Sept. 13, 1717.”; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 545, Starbuck, Mary, 13th, 9 mo. 1717, in 74th y. [w. Nathaniel (s. Edward and Cahtarine), d. Tristram Coffin and Dionis (Stevens), P.R. 38. W. Nathaniel a. 72, P.R. 63.].

7.
Ibid; NVR to 1850, Births, page 302, Coffin, Mary, w. Nathaniel Starbuck (s. Edward and Catharine), d. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 20th, 2 mo. 1645 (see Haverhill Vital Records), P.R. 38.

8.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 302, Starbuck, Mary, d. Nath[anie]ll, Mar. 30, 1663. –first w. James Gardner (s. Richard and Sarah), d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 30th, 3 mo., P.R. 38.]; NEHGS, 1853, page 181, A Record of Births, Daths, and Marriages, Mary he daughter of Nathanl Starbuck was born ye 30 March 1663; NEHGS, The Coffin Family, April 18??, page 150, “This Mary Coffin was the mother of Mary Starbuck, the first while child born in Nantucket.”

9.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 45, Gardner, James, h. Mary (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), h. Rachel (wid. John Brown, d. John Gardner 1st), h. Patience (d. Ebenezer Harker and Patience) (“no chn.”), h. Mary (wid. Richard Pinkham, d. James Coffin Sr.) (“no children”), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 19th, 5 mo. 1664 [sic, see Miriam b. 14th, 7 mo. 1671, and Salem Vital Records] [in Salem], P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 310, Gardner, Mary, first w. James (s. Richard and Sarah), d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin), _____, 1696, P.R. 38;

10.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 45, Gardner, James, h. Mary (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), h. Rachel (wid. John Brown, d. John Gardner 1st), h. Patience (d. Ebenezer Harker and Patience) (“no chn.”), h. Mary (wid. Richard Pinkham, d. James Coffin Sr.) (“no children”), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 19th, 5 mo. 1664 [sic, see Miriam b. 14th, 7 mo. 1671, and Salem Vital Records] [in Salem], P.R. 38.

11.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 304, Gardner, James, h. Mary (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), h. Rachel (wid. John Brown, d. John Gardner 1st), h. Patience (d. Ebenezer Harker and Patience), h. Mary (wid. Richard Pinkham, d. James Coffin Sr.), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 1st, 4 mo. 1723, P.R. 38.

12.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 496, Starbuck, Elizabeth, d. Nath[anie]ll, Sept. 9, 1665. [w. Peter Coffin Jr. (s. Peter and Abigail), first w. Nathaniel Barnard (s. Nathaniel and Mary), d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 9th, 9 mo., P.R. 38.].

13.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 39, Barnard, Elizabeth, w. Nathaniel (s. Nathaniel), formerly wid. Peter Coffin Jr., d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin), _____, 1706, P.R. 38.

14.
Ibid; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 395, Starbuck, Elizabeth and Peter Coffin, Aug. 15, 1682. Intention not recorded. [Elizabeth, d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), and Peter Coffin, s. Peter and Abigail (Starbuck), 5th, 5 mo. [dup. 15th, 8 mo.], P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 301, Coffin Peter and Elizabeth Starbuck, Aug. 15, 1682. Intention not recorded. [Peter, s. Peter and Abigail (Starbuck), and Elizabeth Starbuck, d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 5th, 5 mo. [dup. 15th, 8 mo.], P.R. 38.].
15. NVR to 1850, Births, page 316, Coffin, Peter, h. Elizabeth (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin)), s. Peter (father of Abigail, Peter, Jethro, Tristram, Robert, Edward, Judith, Parnall, Elizabeth, and Eliphalet; s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens)) and Abigail (d. Edward Starbuck and Catharine of Dover, N. H.), 20th, 8 mo. 1660 [? In N. H.], P.R. 38.

16.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, pages 175-6, Coffin, Peter, h. Elizabeth (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin)), s. Peter (s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevns)) and Abigail (d. Edward Starbuck and Catharine of Dover, N. H.) [see record of birth], ___, 11 mo. 1699, P.R. 38.

17.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 496, Starbuck, Elizabeth, d. Nath[anie]ll, Sept. 9, 1665. [w. Peter Coffin Jr. (s. Peter and Abigail), first w. Nathaniel Barnard (s. Nathaniel and Mary), d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 9th, 9 mo., P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 39, Barnard, Elizabeth, w. Nathaniel (s. Nathaniel), formerly wid. Peter Coffin Jr., d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin), _____, 1706, P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Births, page 80, Barnard, Nath[anie]ll, s. Nath[anie]ll, Nov. 24, 1672. [Nathaniel, h. Elizabeth (wid. Peter Coffin Jr., d. Nathaniel Starbuck), h. Dorcas (d. Dennis Manning), h. Judith (wid. Peter Folger 2d, d. Stephen Coffin), s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard), 24th, 11 mo., P.R. 38.].

18.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 507, Starbuck, Nath[anie]ll, s. Nath[anie], Aug. 9, 1668. [Nathaniel Jr., h. Dinah (d. James Coffin and Mary), s. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 9th, 8 mo., P.R. 38.].

19.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 546, Starbuck, Nathaniel [dup. h. Dinah], 9th, 2 mo. 1753, C.R. 4. [h. Dinah (Coffin), s. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 29th, 1 mo., P.R. 38. 29th, 11 mo. 1752. P.R. 63.].

20.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 356, Coffin, Dinah, d. James, and Nath[anie]ll Starbuck, s. Nath[anie]ll, Nov. 20, 1690. Intention not recorded. [Dinah, d. James and Mary (Severance), and Nathaniel Starbuck Jr., s. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), P.R. 38.].

21.
Ibid; NVR to 1850, Births, page 258, Coffin, Dinah, w. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr., d. James and Mary (Severance), _____, 5 mo. 1674 [? In N.], P.R. 38.

22.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 501, Starbuck, Jethro, s. Nathaniell, Dec. 14, 1671. [h. Dorcas (d. William Gayer and Dorcas), s. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 14th, 12 mo., P.R. 38.].

23.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 544, Starbuck, Jethro, h. Dorcas, 12th. 8 mo. 1770, C.R. 4. [h. dorcas (d. William Gayer and Dorcas), s. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), a. 98 y. 8 m., P.R. 38. A. 98 y. 8 m. 6 d., P.R. 63.].

24.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 539, Gayer, Dorcas and Jethro Starbuck, 6th, 10 mo. 1694. Intention not recorded. [Dorcas Jr., d. William and Dorcas (Starbuck) (first w.), and Jethro Starbuck, s. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), P.R. 38.].

25.
The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers by Alexander Starbuck, Charles F. Tuttle Company, publishers, Rutland, Vermont, page 803, “Barnabas, born ____ 1673; died 21st 9 mo. 1732; unmarried.”

26.
Ibid.

27.
The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers by Alexander Starbuck, Charles F. Tuttle Company, publishers, Rutland, Vermont, page 803, “Eunice, born April 10, 1674; married ( ) George Gardner, son of John and Priscilla; died 12th 7 mo. 1766.”; NVR to 1850, Births, page 498, Starbuck, Eunice, d. Nath[anie]ll, Apr. 1, 1674. [w. George Gardner (s. John and Priscilla), d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 1st, 4 mo., P.R. 38.].

28.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 299, Gardner, Eunice, w. George (s. John and Priscilla), d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin), 12th, 2 mo. 1766, P.R. 38. [wid. Geo[rge], 25th, 10 mo. 1772, [see following entry] P.R. 63.].

29. Frank A. Gardner, MD, Thomas Gardner Planter and Some of His Descendants, (1731, Essex Institute, Salem, MA); NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 300, Gardner, George, h. Eunice (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), s. John and Priscilla (Grafton), 17th, 2 mo. 1750, P.R. 38.

30. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 300, Gardner, George, h. Eunice (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), s. John and Priscilla (Grafton), 17th, 2 mo. 1750, P.R. 38.

31.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 509, Starbuck, Priscilla, w. John Coleman (s. John and Joanna), d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 24th, 8 mo. 1676, P.R. 38.

32.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 211, Coleman, Priscilla [dup. w. John], 14th, 3 mo. 1762, C.R. 4. [w. John (s. John and Joanna), d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin), a. “near” 86, P.R. 38. Wid. John, a. 85 y. 7 m. 20 d., P.R. 63.].

33.
The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers by Alexander Starbuck, Charles F. Tuttle Company, publishers, Rutland, Vermont, page 803, “Priscilla, born _____ 1676; married ( ) John Coleman, son of John; died March 14, 1762.”

34. Macy: Silvanus J. Macy Genealogy of the Macy family from 1635-1868, Albany, Joel Munsell, 79; NVR to 1850, Births, page 365, Coleman, John, s. John, Aug. 2, 1667. [h. Priscilla (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary), s. John and Joanna (Folger), 2d, 8 mo., P.R. 38.].

35. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 206, Coleman, John Jr. [dup. h. Priscilla], 19th, 1 mo. 1762, C.R. 4. [h. Priscilla (Starbuck), s. John and Joanna (Folger), a. 94, P.R. 38. A. 94 y. 5 m. 17 d., P.R. 63.].

36.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 500, Starbuck, Hephsibah, d. Nath[anie]ll, Apr. 2, 1680. [Hepsabeth, w. Thomas Hathaway of Dartmouth, d. Nathaniel and Mary (Coffin), 2d, 4 mo., P.R. 38.].
37. The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers by Alexander Starbuck, Charles F. Tuttle Company, publishers, Rutland, Vermont, page 803, “Hephzibah, born April 2, 1680; married ( ) Thomas Hathaway of Dartmouth; died 7th 2 mo. 1740.”

38.
The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers by Alexander Starbuck, Charles F. Tuttle Company, publishers, Rutland, Vermont, page 803.

39.
Ibid.

40.
Ibid.

41. Ibid.

42. Ibid.