CURRENTLY OUR FAMILY TREE HAS
IN EXCESS OF 21,600 KIN LISTED. IS YOURS ONE
OF THE 7,778 FAMILIES RECORDED?
DON'T BE LEFT OUT. REGISTER BELOW.
In the Appalachians, the late West Virginia
author John O'Brien wrote that"...we tend to look back more than most
Americans, set in our ways, defining how we fit into the world through
our families and the land upon which they lived."
WORLD WIDE WITH STARCHER BLOOD FLOWING THROUGH THEIR VEINS ARE KIN.
WE ARE NOW GIVING BIRTH TO OUR 11TH GENERATION IN THE USA. IGNORE
THE INTERNET EXPLANATIONS FOR THE MEANING OF THE "STARCHER" NAME.
ITS ORIGIN STEMS FROM MISSPELLINGS OF OUR ORIGINAL GERMAN NAME
"STAUTZER" IN FRONTIER RECORD KEEPING. IT IS A TRUE ORIGINAL GIVEN
ITS BEGINNING IN THE MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN VIRGINIA
PRIOR TO THE CIVIL WAR.
This website is dedicated to all
those fine people who have the blood of Jacob II flowing freely through
their veins. There are tens of thousands of us scattered throughout the
world, with many not knowing they are so blessed. This is an attempt to
eliminate that probability. Over the course of time, with the help of many,
I will attempt to place every soul into our extensive family tree.
I am Cecil "Jerry" son of
Ferrell > son of Daniel > son of Humphrey > son of Abraham > son of Jacob II
taking on this monumental task. Can it be done in my life time? Well, we'll
see! I can promise one thing, it can't without the needed participation of
all of you, my kin.
Inside is a storehouse of
wonderful information. To access all, one must register.
all information is required. After you submit the registration form the
Family History form
will appear on screen.
second form must be completed to
the best of your knowledge about your Starcher lineage.
The sole purpose of this form is to provide the necessary information to add
your family onto the tree. If not completed, your registration
attempt will not be processed.
We have had several who completed step one but not step two; thusly, they
have not gained access to the rest of The Starcher Family website and will
not until step two has been completed and the information submitted
verified. Once reviewed and accepted, a password will be sent via email. Without
it, the site cannot be entered. Please DO NOT share your access
information with another who is not a registered member. Member's names and email addresses will be posted
for view by all members. Email address's proven to be non-functioning will
negate the registration process with membership denied. PLEASE let us know
when you change email address' so your contact information can be updated.
One thing to remember; we
Starchers trace our family name to its beginning in Hampshire County,
are scattered throughout the United States and the world. The regional
strongholds our family's once held in West Virginia no longer exist. Point
at hand. Only two members of the Humphrey/Daniel Starcher clan reside in our
home county of Clay. Furthermore, only nine descendents of the Daniel
Starcher branch remain in West Virginia out of eleven offspring of Daniel.
It appears historically that the name "Starcher" is in decline as family
sizes have decreased over the last seven decades. It also seems that more
females are being born into the family which further reduces the number of
those who will carry the "Starcher" name. Knowing this makes it all the more
important that we build this record for our grandchildren and their