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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Clay County'' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Clay County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Clay County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay Henry Clay] (1777-1852).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay "Henry Clay,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay Henry Clay] (1777-1852).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay "Henry Clay,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/land.htm Clay County Land Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.'
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/land.htm Clay County Land Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.'  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/land/clay.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/land/clay.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives Project
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/military/civilwar/pensions/clayngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/military/civilwar/pensions/clayngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/military/civilwar/pensions/claycsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/military/civilwar/pensions/claycsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/military/military.htm Clay County Military Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/military/military.htm Clay County Military Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/vitals/marriages/marr-1897-1900.txt Clay County Marriages] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/vitals/marriages/marr-1897-1900.txt Clay County Marriages] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/vitals/divorces/ Clay County Divorces] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/vitals/divorces/ Clay County Divorces] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  

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County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
100 N Bridge Street PO Box 548
Henrietta, TX 76365-2858
Phone: 940.538.4631

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1874, probate and land records
from 1873 and court records from 1876[1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Clay County Histories from the Clay County TXGenweb site.

Parent County

1857--Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County.
County seat: Henrietta [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Records of the first organization were transferred to Montague County, where many were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 25 February 1873.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bellevue | Byers | Dean | Henrietta | Jolly | Petrolia |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1860 109
1870
1880 5,045
1890 7,503 48.7%
1900 9,231 23.0%
1910 17,043 84.6%
1920 16,864 −1.1%
1930 14,545 −13.8%
1940 12,524 −13.9%
1950 9,896 −21.0%
1960 8,351 −15.6%
1970 8,079 −3.3%
1980 9,582 18.6%
1990 10,024 4.6%
2000 11,006 9.8%
2010 10,752 −2.3%

Churches

Court

Families

Land

Landmarks

Local Histories

Clay County Museum Memories from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Texas. Page 661 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).