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Desc. of William Starr, ~1834 - 1876, Arkansas
Posted by: Ted Pack (ID *****6680) Date: February 02, 2012 at 15:23:07
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I have found this and thought I'd share it. The prose style is mechanical, because a machine wrote it. If anyone has corrections or additions, I'd welcome them. I'm particularly intrigued by Felix Grundy Starr. I'll post to the Roots Web STARR mailing list and the Ancestry.com STARR surname board as well.

Descendants of William Drew Starr

First Generation

1. William Drew Starr 1-5 was born in 1834 in Kentucky. He served in the military in 1865 in The American Civil War - Confederate. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died in Jan 1876 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob).
Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
has
William D Starr
Birth Date: abt 1834
Enlistment Date: 1865
Military unit: McGehee's Cavalry, G-Y and Nave's Battalion, Cavalry and Poe's Battalion, Cavalry and Witherspoon's Battalion, Cavalry

Nave's Battalion came from the Lawrence County area, so that's probably our William.


Nancy Jane is Nancy Jane Starr in the 1876 administrator de bonis non appointment for Shadrach East; see him for the complete text.


Their marriage record has their ages, but Nancy Jane lied. She was two months shy of 16, if the 8 Mar 1852 birthdate from her tombstone is accurate.

William Starr, age 33
Residence: Lawrence, Arkansas
Nancy Jane East, age 17
Residence: Lawrence, Arkansas
Marriage: 2 Feb 1868, Lawrence Co.


1870, Black River, Lawrence, Arkansas:

Starr, William D, 36, Ky
Starr, Nancy J 18, Ky
Starr, John C, 3, Ark
Starr, Thompson C, 7/12, Ark

The Starrs are in HH 76. Shadrack and Jensey, Nancy's parents, are in HH 74 on the same page.



William Drew Starr and (Unknown) (Unknown) were married between 1850 and 1866 in Arkansas (prob). (Unknown) (Unknown)3,4 was born between 1834 and 1850 in Arkansas. She died between 1866 and 1868 in Arkansas (prob).
This lady is William's first wife, probably. I can't find William in 1860. Her son, John C, is living with William and Nancy jane in 1870. He was born two years before they married. That is why I cite the census as a source, not because she is on it.

In 1879 Nancy Jane petitions the court to have her step-son, John, son of William, apprenticed to someone. John shows up in 1880 living with John and Mary Rhea. They have a second orphan, Betti Moore. (Both John and Betti's relation to the head of household is "orphan".

So, probably, William had a son by this lady. She could be his second or even third wife; life was hard on women back then. I haven't found a marriage record, nor a death record.

I estimated her birth year by assuming she was at least 16 when John was born, and wasn't older than William.

I estimated their marriage year by assuming she was at least 16 when she married. William Drew Starr and (Unknown) (Unknown) had the following children:

       +2       i.       John Cameron Starr, born on 8 Dec 1866, Arkansas; married Emily (Emma) Tisdale, on 20 Feb 1889, Lawrence County, Arkansas; died on 16 Feb 1924, Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob).

William Drew Starr and Nancy Jane East were married on 2 Feb 1868 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. Nancy Jane East 1-4,6-15 (daughter of Shadrach M East ~ and Jane Catherine (Jensy) Warren ~) was born on 8 Mar 1852 in Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Hazlewood, Webster, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Benton, Howell, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1910 in West Plains, Howell, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1920 in West Plains, Howell, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1930 in West Plains, Howell, Missouri. She died on 15 Feb 1932 in West Plains, Howell, Missouri. She was buried in South Fork, Howell, Missouri - Mt Zion Cem.
Lawrence County Loose Probate Papers has two entires for the Starr family, both on p 167:

Starr, John:
In Feb 1879,Nannie Jane Starr, widow of William Starr, dec'd, asked the court to apprentice (bind out) her 12-year old step-son, John Starr (son of the above William). She said William had been dead since 1876.

Starr, William D:
d. 1876. Inv: 19 Jan 1876
----------

That clears up John C, the 3-year old with them in 1870; he is Wiliam's son by a previous wife. It calls Felix Grundy's father into question. He was suppsedly born in 1878, two years after William died. Nancy was 26 in 1878. So, either his father is unknown, or one of the dates - William's death, Felix's birth - is wrong. Probate courts don't get the year wrong very often. Men sometimes get their birth years wrong. Young widows sometimes attract more attention than they want. I'm going to leave Felix as the son of William, but there are questions.


I can't find Nancy in 1880. John Young, "East Families", says she had two children by William who died in the 1870's, based on the borne/living columns in the 1900. I can't find Felix until 1900, when he is working for the Bridges family in Roanoke, Randolph, Virginia.


1930, West Plains, Howell, Missouri

Crick, Nancy J, head, 78, Ark, Tenn, Tenn
Black, Joe A, son-in-Law, 46, Mo, Mo, USA, traveling salesman, candy co.
Black, Margaret L, dau, 47, Ark, Tenn, Ark

Joe and Margaret were both 22 at first marriage.


Missouri Death certificate 4483
Name: Nancy Jane Crick
Died: 15 Feb 1932 in West Plains, Howell, Missouri
Female, white, widowed
Spouse: Thos. Crick
Born: 8 Mar 1852, Lawrence Co. Arkansas
Occ: Housewife
Father: Shadrick M. East
Mother: Jancy Warren
Burial: Mt. Zion


Find-A-Grave Entry:

Nancy Jane East Crick
Birth: Mar. 8, 1852, Arkansas
Death: Feb. 15, 1932, West Plains, Howell, Missouri

Parents:
Shadrack Milton East (1814 - 1874)
Jane Catherine Warren East (1816 - 1903)

Spouse:
Thomas Martin Crick (1842 - 1926)

Mount Zion Cemetery, South Fork, Howell, Missouri William Drew Starr and Nancy Jane East had the following children:

       +3       i.       William Campbell (Thompson) Starr, born on 1 Nov 1869, Lawrence County, Arkansas; married Clara Rebecca McCarroll, on 2 Jan 1901, Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob); died on 27 May 1938, Clay County, Arkansas.
       +4       ii.       Felix Grundy Starr, born on 17 May 1878, Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob); married Birdie Wells, on 26 Dec 1900, Randolph County, Arkansas; died on 2 Aug 1957, Randolph County, Arkansas.



Second Generation

2. John Cameron Starr 3,4,16-23 (William Drew-1) was born on 8 Dec 1866 in Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died on 16 Feb 1924 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). He was buried in Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas - Hope Cem.
John may have been a handful, or times may have been tough, or Nancy may have thought her chances of snagging a second husband would be better without him. In any event, in 1879, when he was 12, his stepmother, Nancy Jane Starr, petitioned the court in have John bound out (apprenticed) to someone. John and Mary Rhea took him. They got along well enough that John named one of his children "Rhea".

Here he is with his foster parents:

1880, Black River, Lawrence, Arkansas:

Rhea, John H, 43, head, Ark, Tenn, Tenn
Rhea, Mary, 31, wife, Ark, NC, NC
Starr, Johnie, orphan, 13, Ark, ----, Ark
Moore, Betti, 22, orphan, Ark, Ark, Ark


1900, Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas:

Starn, John, head, Dec 1867, Ark, ---, ---, farmer
Starn, Emma E, wife, Sep 1867, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starn, James A, son, Oct 1890, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starn, William R, son, May 1892, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starn, Rhea M, son, Nov 1895, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starn, Alfred M, son, Apr 1898, Ark, Ark, Ark

John and Emma have been married for 11 years. The fact John's parents' birth places are blank hints at his past.


1910, Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas:

Starr, John C, head, 42, Ark, Ky, Ark, farmer
Starr, Emily E, wife, 40, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, William H, son, 17, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Ray M, son, 14, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Alfred M, son, 10, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, John C Jr, son, 6, Ark, Ark, Ark


1920, Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas:

Starr, John C, head, 53, Ark, Ky, Ark
Starr, Emma, wife, 50, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Alfred M, son, 21, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Johnny, son, 17, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Darald, son, 9, Ark, Ark, Ark


John's Arkansas Gravestones entry is remarkably detailed, although it has his mother wrong. He has a double stone with his wife, Emma Tisdale:

John Cameron STARR
Hope Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas
John 08 Dec 1866 - 16 Feb 1924
Emma 14 Sep 1869 - 07 Mar 1957

Married: 20 Feb 1889

John was the foster son of John Henderson Rhea and Mary Emaline L. Weir Rhea (his biological parents were William D. Starr and Nancy Jane East Starr); Emma's parents were Orren Tisdale and Charlotte Darter Tisdale (Nations, Weir)

---------

His Find-a-Grave entry is simpler:

John C. Starr
Birth: 1866
Death: 1924

Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas

John Cameron Starr and Emily (Emma) Tisdale were married on 20 Feb 1889 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. Emily (Emma) Tisdale 17-22,24,25 was born on 14 Sep 1869 in Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. She died on 7 Mar 1957 in Arkansas (prob). She was buried in Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas - Hope Cem.
I'm guessing that all of John and Emma's children were born in Lawrence County, based on the fact John is there from 1880 to 1920. Emma could have taken the train to Chicago for each birth, and I wouldn't know. Chances are she bore them at home in Dent Township, though.

I can't find Emma in 1930.


Find-a-Grave:

Emma Emily Starr
Birth: Sep. 14, 1869
Death: Mar. 7, 1957

Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas John Cameron Starr and Emily (Emma) Tisdale had the following children:

       5       i.       James Arthur Starr 18,20,26,27 was born on 21 Oct 1890 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died on 14 Mar 1917. He was buried in Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas - Hope Cem.
                     Find-a-Grave:

                     James Starr
                     Birth: 1890
                     Death: 1917
                     (Photo of stone says: James Arthur Starr)

                     Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas


                     Arkansas Gravestones:

                     James Arthur STARR
                     Hope Cemetery
                     Lawrence County, Arkansas
                     21 Oct 1890 - 14 Mar 1917

                     Husband of Cordia Almona Starr; son of John Cameron Starr and Emma Emily Tisdale Starr
                     
                     Contributed on 5/8/09 by t720

       6       ii.       William H Starr 18,20,21 was born in May 1892 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas.
       7       iii.       Rhea Millard (Ray) Starr 18,20,21,28-30 was born on 11 Nov 1895 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died on 27 Mar 1986 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (LR). He was buried in Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas - Hope Cem.
                     Find-a-Grave:

                     Rhea Millard Starr, Sr
                     Birth: Nov. 11, 1895
                     Death: Mar. 27, 1986

                     Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas


                     Arkansas Gravestones:

                     Rhea Millard STARR, SR.
                     Hope Cemetery
                     Lawrence County, Arkansas
                     Rhea 11 Nov 1895 - 27 Mar 1986
                     Ellen 14 Jul 1895 - 07 May 1981

                     Married: 26 Sep 1915

                     Rhea's parents were John Cameron Starr and Emma Emily Tisdale Starr; Ellen's parents were Ivy Herbert and Mary Susan Gilbert Phillips
                     
                     Contributed on 5/8/09 by t720
                     
       8       iv.       Alfred Moore Starr 18,20-22,31-33 was born on 2 Apr 1898 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died on 31 Jan 1988 in Smithville, Lawrence, Arkansas (LR). He was buried in Smithville, Lawrence, Arkansas - Coffman Cem.
                     Find-a-Grave:

                     Alfred Moore Starr
                     Birth: Apr. 2, 1898
                     Death: Jan. 31, 1988

                     Spouse:
                     Bonnie Bell Coffman Starr (1897 - 1979)
                     
                     Coffman Cemetery, Smithville, Lawrence, Arkansas


                     Arkansas Gravestones:

                     Alfred Moore STARR
                     Coffman Family Cemetery
                     Lawrence County, Arkansas
                     Alfred 02 Apr 1898 - 31 Jan 1988
                     Bonnie 19 Dec 1897 - 30 Mar 1979

                     Married: 12 Sep 1924

                     Alfred's parents were John Cameron Starr and Emily Emma Tisdale; Bonnie's parents were Lee and Mattie Peebles Coffman
                     Contributed on 4/26/10 by t720


       9       v.       John Cameron Starr 18,21,22 was born in 1904 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died on 19 Oct 1957.
       10       vi.       Darold B Starr 18,22,34,35 was born on 10 Sep 1910 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Dent Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He died on 6 Sep 1978. He was buried in Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas - Hope Cem.
                     Find-a-Grave:

                     Darold B. Starr
                     Birth: Sep. 10, 1910
                     Death: Sep. 6, 1978
                     
                     Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas


                     Arkansas Gravestones:

                     Darold B. STARR
                     Hope Cemetery
                     Lawrence County, Arkansas
                     10 Sep 1910 - 06 Sep 1978

                     Son of John Cameron Starr and Emma Emily Tisdale Starr
                     
                     Contributed on 5/8/09 by t720

3. William Campbell (Thompson) Starr 2,3,18,36-42 (William Drew-1) was born on 1 Nov 1869 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Spring River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Butler, Randolph, Arkansas. He died on 27 May 1938 in Clay County, Arkansas. He was buried in Randolph County, Arkansas - Fairview Cemetery.
The "Thompson" on the 1870 may have been a false start, or he may have used "William" as a tribute to his father, after his father died around 1878. In any event, he is William in 1900 and on. I can't find any of the family in 1880.

Here he is, probably, in 1900:

1900, Spring River Twp, Randolph, Arkansas

Jarrett, William H, head, Nov 1868, Ark, Ark, Ga
Jarrett, Nevada, wife, Aug 1882, Ark, Ark, Ark
Jarrett, William C, son, Sep 1899, Ark, Ark, Ark
Bridges, William, Father-in-law, Nov 1827, Widowed, Ark, NC, NC
Linebaugh, James, Boarder, Jan 1869, Ohio, Va, Ohio
Starr, William C, Boarder, Nov 1869, Ark, Ky, Ark


The birth month and year are right, he's close to his home county, his parents' BP's match, and "Starr" is a rare surname. His occupation is "farm laborer", so he either works for Mr. Jarrett, or works for someone else and boards.


1910, Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas:

Starr, William C, head, 41, Ark, Ky, Ark
Starr, Clara R, wife, 35, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Claud E, son, 8, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, William E, son, 6, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Virginia E, dau, 4, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, John, son, 1, Ark, Ark, Ark

They have been married for 9 years.


1920, Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas:

Starr, W C, head, 50, Ark, Ark, Ark, labor on farm
Starr, Clara, wife, 44, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Claude, son, 18, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Elmo, son, 16, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Virginia, dau, 13, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, John, son, 11, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Millard, son, 9, Ark, Ark, Ark
Starr, Lucile, dau, 6, Ark, Ark, Ark


1930, Butler, Randolph, Arkansas:

Stan, William C, head, 60, Ark, Ky, Ark, farmer
Stan, Clara R, wife, 53, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stan, Virginia E, dau, 23, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stan, John D, son, 21, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stan, Charles M, son, 19, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stan, Melisa L, dau, 16, Ark, Ark, Ark


Find-a-Grave

William Campbell Starr
Birth: Nov. 1, 1869, Randolph, Arkansas
Death: May 27, 1938, Randolph, Arkansas

Fairview Cemetery, Randolph, Arkansas


Arkansas Gravestones:

William Campbell STARR
Fairview Cemetery
Randolph County, Arkansas
01 Nov 1869 - 27 May 1938

Husband of Clara Rebecca McCarroll (marr. 02 Jan 1901)

Contributed on 10/31/08 by t720

William Campbell (Thompson) Starr and Clara Rebecca McCarroll were married on 2 Jan 1901 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). Clara Rebecca McCarroll 18,38,39,43-45 was born on 28 Aug 1876 in Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Butler, Randolph, Arkansas. She died on 20 Aug 1967 in Piggott, Clay, Arkansas (LR). She was buried in Randolph County, Arkansas - Fairview Cemetery.
Find-a-Grave

Clara Rebecca McCaroll Starr
Birth: Aug. 28, 1876, Randolph, Arkansas
Death: Aug. 20, 1967, Randolph, Arkansas

Fairview Cemetery, Randolph, Arkansas

Her SSDI says LR was Piggott, Clay, Arkansas. Her husband died in Clay County, according to the Arkansas Death Index. Her husband's Find-a-Grave entry has him born and died in Randolph County. While he may be buried there, the evidence suggests he was born in Lawrence County and died in Clay County. By extension, it looks to me like Clara too is buried in Randolph County - and spent most of her life there - but died in Clay County.


Arkansas Gravestones:

Clara Rebecca STARR
Fairview Cemetery
Randolph County, Arkansas
28 Aug 1876 - 20 Aug 1967

Wife of William Campbell Starr (marr. 02 Jan 1901); daughter of Charles Absolom and Ellen Narcissa Cravens McCarroll

Contributed on 10/31/08 by t720 William Campbell (Thompson) Starr and Clara Rebecca McCarroll had the following children:

       11       i.       Claude Ellsworth Starr 38,39,46,47 was born on 1 Oct 1901 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). He appeared in the census in 1910 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. He died on 22 Mar 1973 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas (LR). He was buried in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas - Randolph Mem Gdn.
                     Find-a-Grave:

                     Claude Ellsworth Starr
                     Birth: Oct. 1, 1901
                     Death: Mar. 22, 1973

                     Spouse: Ona C. Starr (1904 - 1999
                     
                     Inscription:
                     TOGETHER FOREVER
                     Masonic symbol on grave stone.
                     
                     Randolph Memorial Gardens, Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas
       12       ii.       William Elmo Starr 38,39,48,49 was born on 26 Nov 1903 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). He appeared in the census in 1910 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. He died on 22 Feb 1975 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas (LR).
                     Find-a-Grave:

                     William Elmo Starr
                     Birth: Nov. 26, 1903
                     Death: Feb. 22, 1975
                     
                     Randolph Memorial Gardens, Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas

       13       iii.       Virginia Starr 38-40 was born in 1905/6 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). She appeared in the census in 1910 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Butler, Randolph, Arkansas.
                     There is a 1950 marriage record in Randolph County for Virginia Starr and William Crary; that may be our Virginia. This might be her too, on the SSDI:

                     Virginia E. Starr, 13 Nov 1906 - 14 Nov 2006
                     LR: Kenmore, King, Washington
       14       iv.       John D Starr 38-40,50 was born on 3 Feb 1909 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). He appeared in the census in 1910 in Black River Twp, Lawrence, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Butler, Randolph, Arkansas. He died in Aug 1985 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri (LR).
                     I'm guessing the John who died in St. Louis in 1985 is ours because of the relative rarity of the name and his birth date is close to the census.
       15       v.       Millard Charles Starr 39 was born in 1910/11 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). He appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Butler, Randolph, Arkansas.
       16       vi.       Lucile Melissa Starr 39,40 was born in 1913/14 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). She appeared in the census in 1920 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Butler, Randolph, Arkansas.
                     Our Lucille may have married a William White of Conran, New Madrid, Missouri on 29 Oct 1932 in Lawrence County.

4. Felix Grundy Starr 2,4,51-56 (William Drew-1) was born on 17 May 1878 in Lawrence County, Arkansas (prob). He appeared in the census in 1900 in Roanoke, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in O'Kean Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He died on 2 Aug 1957 in Randolph County, Arkansas.
Felix's obituary says he was born in Howell County, Missouri to Mr. and Mrs. William Starr. His father is subject to some confusion. See the long note with Nancy Jane (Starr, Crick) for lots of questions with no firm answers.

Nancy Jane East and Thomas Crick married in Lawrence County in 1882, and moved to Howell County sometime afterward, probably. If the kids' birth states and dates are accurate on the 1900:

Bessie P, dau, Jan 1888, Ark
Homer, son, Jul 1893, Mo

They moved sometime between 1888 and 1893. So, while he grew up in Howell County, Mo, I suspect he was born in Lawrence County, Ark. That is just a hunch. I can't find them in 1880. Nancy and William may have been running back and forth between the two counties.


1900, Roanoke Twp, Randolph, Arkansas

Bridges, George W, head, Mar 1856, 44, 21 1879, Ark, Ark, Mo
Bridges, Bettie A, wife, Aug 1856, 43, 21 1879, Ky, Va, Ind
Bridges, Charley, dau, Dec 1879, 20, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, Mamie A, dau, Feb 1883, 17, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, Sallie K, dau, Feb 1885, 15, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, Andy I, son, Feb 1887, 13, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, George W, son, Dec 1888, 11, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, Luthur G, son, Jan 1890, 10, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, Roxie F, dau, Jan 1894, 6, Ark, Ark, Ky
Bridges, Kittie B, dau, Sep 1896, 3, Ark, Ark, Ky
Starr, Felix M Servant, Apr 1879, 21, Ark, Ark, Ark

In the same year Felix's brother, William, is working in Spring River Twp, Randolph County, for a William H Jarrett, whose wife is Nevada Bridges.


1910, O'Kean Twp, Randolph, Arkansas:

Steve, Helix, head, 32, Ark, Ark, Ark, farmer
Steve, Birdie, wife, 29, Ark, Ark, Ark
Steve, Adam, son, 6, Ark, Ark, Ark
Steve, Clay, son, 4, Ark, Ark, Ark
Steve, Lona, dau, 2, Ark, Ark, Ark
Jankins, William, Hired Hand, 35, Ark, Ark, Ark

Felix and Birdie have been married for 9 years. She has borne 5, but only 3 survive.


1920, Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas:

Stark, Phelix, head, 41, Ark, Ark, Ark, farmer
Stark, Birdie, wife, 39, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stark, Adam, son, 16, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stark, Clay, son, 14, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stark, Lena, dau, 12, Ark, Ark, Ark
Stark, Russell, son, 9, Ark, Ark, Ark


1930, Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas:

Starr, Felix G, head, 52, Ark, Mo, Mo, Supervisor, Bridges
Starr, Birdie, wife, 49, Ark, Ark, Ark, Superintendent, nursing home
Starr, Clay, son, 23, Ark, Ark, Ark, Road builder, highway
Starr, Russell, son, 19, Ark, Ark, Ark


Here is the obit:

Pocahontas Star Herald, 8 Aug 1957

Felix Grundy Starr, age 79, well known farmer of Delaplaine, died in Randolph County Hospital Friday, (2 Aug 1957). He was born in Howell County, Missouri, May 17, 1878, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Drew Starr. He had been an employee of the state highway department and was engaged in farming for many years.

Funeral services were conducted at the Delaplaine Baptist church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon by Bros. Oren Ring and Alvin Allison. Interment was in Masonic cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral home of Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Woodrow Stacy, Bob Stevens, Ruel Harpole, Ray Gates, James Compton and James Harpole. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Birdie Starr of the home; three sons Clay Starr of Peach Orchard, Russell Starr of Knobel and Adam Starr of Bay City, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Smith of Knobel two brothers, Jess and Homer Creeke [Crick] of West Plains, Mo; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gabert and Mrs. Candy Black of South Fork Mo. and Daisy of Kansas.

Submitted by Mary Ann Starr Wood

(via Roots Web Starr surname mailing list archive)

Felix Grundy Starr and Birdie Wells were married on 26 Dec 1900 in Randolph County, Arkansas. Birdie Wells 53-58 was born on 13 Dec 1880. She appeared in the census in 1910 in O'Kean Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. She died on 24 Oct 1973 in Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas.
Pocahontas Star Herald, Nov 1, 1973

Mrs. Birdie Wells Starr, 92 of Delaplaine, died Oct. 24 (1973) in Live Oak Nursing Home, Jonesboro. She was the widow of F. G. Starr and they had lived in Pocahontas for a time.

Born Dec. 13, 1880, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Emma Halcomb Wells. She is survived by a son Russell Starr of Knobel; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Smith of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Dela Layle of Fayetteville, N. C; a brother, Doc Wells of Memphis; 5 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Alvin Allison officiating. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery under direction of McNabb's. Pallbearers were Ruel Harpole, Raymond Kellim, Tom Hall, Ray Carr, David Woods and Lloyd Smith

Submitted by Mary Ann Starr Wood

(via Roots Web Starr surname mailing list archive) Felix Grundy Starr and Birdie Wells had the following children:

       17       i.       Adam Starr 53,55 was born in 1905/6 in Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in O'Kean Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas.
       18       ii.       Clay Starr 53,55,56 was born on 2 Feb 1906 in Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1910 in O'Kean Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He died in Nov 1972 in Peach Orchard, Clay, Arkansas (LR).
       19       iii.       Lena Starr 53,55 was born in 1907/8 in Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1910 in O'Kean Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas.
       20       iv.       Russell Starr 55,56,59 was born on 13 Dec 1910 in Randolph County, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Demun Twp, Randolph, Arkansas. He died in Mar 1982 in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas (LR).

Sources

1. Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957, FHL Film Number: 1290703.
William Starr, age 33
Residence: Lawrence, Arkansas
Nancy Jane East, age 17
Residence: Lawrence, Arkansas
Marriage: 2 Feb 1868, Lawrence Co.

2. East Families of the Southeast USA.

3. United States Census, 1870, Black River, Lawrence, Arkansas; Roll: M59358; Page: 244B; Image: 20;.

4. Lawrence County Loose Probate Papers, p 167. See Nancy Jane East (Starr, Crick) for complete text.

5. Helms, TJ, e-mail correspondence, winter of 2012.

6. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 64619646, Nancy Jane East.
Created by: Marsha Fisher
Record added: Jan 24, 2011.

7. Ibid., Memorial 64619781, Thomas Martin Crick.
Created by: Marsha Fisher
Record added: Jan 24, 2011.

8. United States Census, 1860, Hazlewood, Webster, Missouri; Roll: M653660; Page: 867; Image: 306;.

9. United States Census, 1900, Benton, Howell, Missouri; Roll: T623860; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 50.

10. Misouri Digital Heritage, Death certificate 4483, Nancy Jane East (Starr, Crick). See Nancy for complete text.

11. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, FHL Film Number: 1290704.
Jane Starr, age 30
Residence: Lawrence, Arkansas
Thomas M Crick, age 42
Spouse's Residence: Lawrence, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 2 Apr 1882, Lawrence Co.

12. United States Census, 1910, West Plains Ward 4, Howell, Missouri; Roll: T624784; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0083; Image: 928.

13. United States Census, 1920, West Plains, Howell, Missouri; Roll: T625920; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 709.

14. United States Census, 1930, West Plains, Howell, Missouri; Roll: 1191; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 750.0.

15. Civil War Pension Index.
Thomas Crick served in Co A, 15th Kentucky Cavalry.
He applied for a pension as an "invalid" Aug 1, 1888. (Almost all the veterans did.), Application 666556, Cert 995192, from Arkansas.
Nancy J applied for a pension as a widow Mar 8, 1926, app. 1241913, cert a-5-22-26.

16. United States Census, 1880, Black River, Lawrence, Arkansas; Roll: 49; Page: 476D; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 0149.

17. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 190991.

18. Helms, TJ, e-mail correspondence, winter 2012.

19. Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957, FHL Film 1290706.
J C Starr, age 22
Residence: Black Rock, Lawrence, Arkansas
Emma Tisdale, age 19
Residence: Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas
Marriage: 20 Feb 1889, Lawrence Co.

20. United States Census, 1900, Dent, Lawrence, Arkansas; Roll: T62364; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 68.

21. United States Census, 1910, Dent, Lawrence, Arkansas; Roll: T62455; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0081; Image: 252.

22. United States Census, 1920, Lawrence, Arkansas; Roll: T62568; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 1166.

23. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 58375307.
Created by: Michelle
Record added: Sep 08, 2010.

24. Ibid., Memorial 75159298.
Created by: Lin Canamore Quigley
Record added: Aug 19, 2011.

25. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 190992. See husband John for text.

26. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 58375301.
Created by: Michelle
Record added: Sep 08, 2010.

27. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 190973.

28. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
Rhea Starr, 11 Nov 1895 - Mar 1986
LR Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas.

29. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 75159262.
Created by: Lin Canamore Quigley
Record added: Aug 19, 2011.

30. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 190996.

31. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
Alfred M. Starr, 2 Apr 1898 - 31 Jan 1988
LR: Smithville, Lawrence, Arkansas.

32. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 58196768.
Created by: Michelle
Record added: Sep 05, 2010.

33. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 313697.

34. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 75159135.
Created by: Lin Canamore Quigley
Record added: Aug 19, 2011.

35. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 191000.

36. United States Census, 1900, Spring River, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: T62374; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 102.

37. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 55234607.
Created by: Rodney Ogden
Record added: Jul 21, 2010.

38. United States Census, 1910, Black River, Lawrence, Arkansas; Roll: T62455; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0075; Image: 31;.

39. United States Census, 1920, Demun, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: T62577; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 119; Image: 1134.

40. United States Census, 1930, Butler, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: 4532451; Page: 1A; Image: 23.0.

41. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950, Roll 19341940, p. 3255. William Cam Starr, d 27 May 1938, Clay Co.

42. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 90374.

43. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 55237971.
Created by: Rodney Ogden
Record added: Jul 21, 2010.

44. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
Clara Starr, 28 Aug 1876 - Aug 1967
LR Piggott, Clay, Arkansas.

45. Arkansas Gravestones, ID 90372.

46. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
Claude Starr, 1 Oct 1901 - Mar 1973
LR: Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas.

47. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 73099071.
Created by: Susie & Rod Smith
Record added: Jul 09, 2011.

48. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
William Starr, 26 Nov 1903 - Feb 1975
LR: Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas.

49. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 73099103.
Created by: Susie & Rod Smith
Record added: Jul 09, 2011.

50. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
John Starr, 3 Feb 1909 - Aug 1985
LR: Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri.

51. Obituaries, Felix Grundy Starr, d.
2 Aug 1957. Pocahontas Star Herald, 8 Aug 1957
See Felix for complete text.

52. United States Census, 1900, Roanoke, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: T62374; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 111.

53. United States Census, 1910, O Kean, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: T62463; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 0112; Image: 474.

54. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, FHL Film Number: 1293697.
Felix Starr, age 22
Residence: Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas
Birdie Wells, age 20
Residence: Imboden, Lawrence, Arkansas
Marriage: 26 Dec 1900, Randolph Co.

55. United States Census, 1920, Demun, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: T62577; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 118; Image: 1084.

56. United States Census, 1930, Demun, Randolph, Arkansas; Roll: 4532451; Page: 10B; Image: 98.0.

57. Obituaries, Birdie Wells, d. 24 Oct 1973. Pocahontas Star Herald, Nov 1, 1973
(page not given).

58. SSDI - Social Security Death Index.
Birdie Starr, 13 Dec 1880 - Oct 1973
LR: Knobel, Clay, Arkansas.

59. Ibid., Russell Starr, 13 Dec 1910 - Mar 1982
LR: Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas.


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