Caleb Stark – Continental Army Officer – New Hampshire


Caleb Stark (December 3, 1759-August 28, 1838) was the eldest son of General John Stark and his wife Molly Stark.


He was born December 3, 1759, at Dunbarton, New Hampshire. During the American Revolutionary War Caleb served with his father in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Princeton as an Ensign. After his father resigned his commission Caleb remained in the Continental Army, serving the rest of the war and rising to the rank of major. In 1787 Caleb married Sarah McKinstry. In 1811 Caleb Stark started the first cotton mill in Suncook, New Hampshire. Stark practiced law and became a historian, and member of the New Hampshire State Senate. Caleb Stark served in the New Hampshire Senate in 1818-1819. In 1828 he moved to Oxford Township, Ohio and died there on August 28, 1838.