George Harlan Starr and Nancy (Bell) Starr Home
(off CR 157)
Rusk County, Texas
Located near Leveretts Chapel, Texas (Mt. Tabor Indian Community)
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