I am still researching my family in Indian Territory, still sorting through census cards, federal census records, and anything that I can get my hot little hands on from the Oklahoma Historical Society, the National Archives, and websites dedicated to providing information to folks like us!
My main focus is on those Slaves that were listed on the slave schedule of the 1860 Census of Lands West of Arkansas, Cherokee Nation, Saline District with THOMAS L. RIDER as owner. My g-g-g grandfather and his older brother were sold from the plantation of RICHARD RATCLIFFE to Tom Rider, aprox. 5 or 6 years before this 1860 census. Of the 11 slaves listed I've been able to identify six: ELIJAH 'LIGE' RIDER and his wife LUCY, his younger brother HENRY RIDER(my g-g-g grandfather), and Elijah's three oldest sons WILLIAM, JAMES, and JESS or JESSE. The remaining five unidentified slaves were two sixteen year old females, two six year old males, and one two year old male.
Could your SARAH STAR have been one of these teenaged girls?
I haven't ordered Thomas L. Rider's Guion Miller Application so I don't know who his parents were. There is a possibility that AUSTIN RIDER was the father of my Thomas Rider, but unless Sarah Star's name before marriage was Rider and she was 16 yrs. old in 1860 then I,m not seeing a connection. Please look through your records for Sarah's age and parents names. I hope you don't have to change my 'Doubtful' status to 'Rejected'!
Pink Roses to you.