This information I found in an old newspaper from 1907, written by Alexander Ritchey. I hope someone may find the information helpful.
"But I will first speak of some of my ancestors. My paternal grandfather, Alexander Ritchey, was in York District, South Carolina. My paternal grandmother, Mary Cockrell, was born in North Carolina. In their youth they moved to Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. In early life my grandfather opened a general store and had a cabinet ship in addition and continued his business there for many years. My maternal grandfather, James Stark, was from Virginia. He married Betsy Duncan, of blessed memory, who was also a Virginian. My mother, Maria Duncan Stark, was born near Gainesville, 1816. In her girlhood she attended the school at Scottsville and there met my father and fell in love with him. Both of my grandfathers in politics were staunch Democrats, but my father, being rather an independent thinker took the side of the Whigs. My grandfather Stark did not think that a man could be honest and by anything but a Democrat." Other Stark names that are mentioned are: My uncles, Ganderson and Catlett C. Stark My aunt, Nancy Kelley My cousins, Duncan, Amanda, and John W. Stark