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Rev. John Wesley STARR, Jr.
(1830-1853)

John Wesley STARR, Jr. was born 22 Oct 1830 in Wilkes County, Georgia, the 2nd son and 3rd child of John Wesley and Hannah (MILLER) STARR.

Being named after the founder of Methodism and after his father, who was one of the early Circuit Riders in both the Georgia and Alabama Methodist Conferences, it is no surprise that John Wesley Starr, Jr., having been educated at Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, joined the Alabama Conference to follow in his father's footsteps.

During his first year in service in the Mobile, Alabama area, he contracted yellow fever while tending to his flock there. He would not leave his post, and after contracting the dreaded disease, died on 20 Sep 1853. He and two other men who stayed to help minister to the sick and dying are memorialized with a large monument to the three martyrs in the Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

To read his final letter to his family and friends, please click on the above link.

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