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The George Harlan Starr and Nancy (Bell) Starr Home (off CR 157)
Rusk County, Texas

Located near Leveretts Chapel, Texas (Mt. Tabor Indian Community)

Created 3/21/2005

by Paul Ridenour email

Nancy Bell was a sister to Stand Watie's wife Sarah Bell.

A road from Starr's house leads to the Mount Tabor Indian Cemetery but it is impassable


George Harlan Starr's home years after they left. A  Sycamore tree in front.  Notice the oil derrick in the right background.

Patti Haskins, using the photo above, believed that this house below was the old George Harlan Starr home.  Looking at the Sycamore tree, the tree on the right side, the structure, and the location, I am 100% sure that Patti Haskins is correct.


Starr home today - the large tree is a Sycamore tree (Rusk County Road 157)


The house is resting on wood and stone blocks/rocks just like the black and white picture


The oil derrick replaced by this pump - Studdard Well #21 (03219711N - 09454480W)


Man-made brick, most likely from George Harlan Starr's slaves


Original roof was shingles in the B&W picture but it is now a tin roof


Barn, stable, and corral - includes some original wood, newer wood, and tin covering the old wood