Friday, April 8, 2016

The General John Stark House, Manchester, New Hampshire

General John Stark (1728 - 1822)

The house now known as the General John Stark House in Manchester, New Hampshire was actually built in 1736 by the General's father, Archibald Stark.   The General, who was born in Londonderry, lived in this house until 1765, and two of his eleven children were born there.   The house was originally located along the eastern bank of the Merrimack River near present day Canal Street.  It was moved in 1968 when the Amoskeag Falls bridge and roadway project was begun.  The house was moved to Elm Street, to a parcel of land that was also part of the original 800 acre Stark farm.

The General John Stark House is now owned and operated by the Molly Stark Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Some of the original farm land is now Stark Park, where you will find the General's family burial plot.   April 27th, John Stark Day, is celebrated every year at the Stark Park by the Friends of Stark Park, the DAR and local re-enactors.

For the truly curious:

The General John Stark House
2000 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution

Gen. John Stark House Wikipedia article

Stark family genealogy and DNA study 

Stark Park

A 2015 blog post about the Stark Family Burial Plot

27 April 2015 blog post for General John Stark Day


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "The General John Stark House, Manchester, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 8, 2016 ( accessed [access date]).


  1. The link above to General John Stark's geneaology is unfortunately dead in Dec. 2019, although it was excellent. He left no sons, so the Stark name did not continue through him directly. However other male relatives of his did leave sons. Please see for some of his living Stark male descendants who did Y DNA testing.

    1. Thank you, Sheila! I removed the broken link and added your website. I'll check with Janice Webster Brown about her old NH genealogy webpage. I couldn't find it either.