Tabitha Carter, daughter of Jos. and Ann Pines Carter of "Daleland", born circa 1722-'24, died in Stafford Nov. 6, 1759. She was married in 1741 to William Lowry and settled in Stafford County, where he died in 1745, leaving two children:
150. Judith Lowry, born Feb. 13, 1742.
151. George Lowry, born Nov. 24, 1744.
No further data of them except that both were living Nov. 8, 1757, when their stepfather, Jeremiah Starke rendered an account as guardian of their estate.
Jan. 29, 1747, Mrs. Tabitha Carter Lowry was married to Jeremiah Starke, second son of James and Elizabeth Thornton Starke, who came to Stafford County, Va., in 1717. He is said to have been a lawyer and to have had brothers Archibald, Daniel and Jeremiah, who also came to America.
Jeremiah Starke is said to have been born about 1726 in Stafford, and said to have been in the Virginia troops against the French and Indinans when he was wounded by an Indian arrow in the arm so badly that it was necessary to amputate the arm. After the death of Tabitha Carter Lowry Starke, Jeremiah Starke married a Mary Elizabeth Green or Guinn, by whom he had several children. He and all of his sons are said to have served in the War of the Revolution. He died in Stafford in 1805. A branch of the family in Tennessee has an old silver snuff box that bears the date 1744, and the motto "fortioruni fortia facta", the motto of the Starke family arms, and is said to have belonged to James Starke.
Jeremiah and Tabitha Carter Starke had issue:
152. James Carter Starke, born Nov. 16, 1748.
153. Henry Carter Starke, born in 1750-'5.
154. Mary Starke, born May 19, 1753.
155. Robert Starke, born in 1755.