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Free Genealogy Biography of Jerome Starry
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Jerome B. Starry

Jerome B. Starry is the sixth of the eleven children of John P. and Sarah A. (Chronister) Starry; was born in Adams County in 1841, and is of German extraction. He was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools and at the high school at Carlisle. At the age of fourteen he came to York County and began teaching in the common schools under the superintendent, A. R. Blair, and for twenty-eight years has followed the profession.

For two and a half years, however, he served his country in the late war as sergeant in Company A. Twentieth Pennsylvania Cavalry, 181st Regiment, and took part at Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, the capture of the Weldon Railway, Five Forks and at other points. After his return he began farming in connection with teaching, and now has a place of twenty-two acres in this township.

In 1869 he married Jennie E., daughter of James L. Livingston, of Cumberland County, and became the father of three children: George W., Irvin B. and H. F. (deceased). He has been a member of the Lutheran Church since sixteen years old.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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