Clay County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[1]

Histories

Parent County

1857--Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County.
County seat: Henrietta [2]

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

Church

Court

Family Page Links

Land

Landmarks

Local Histories

Maps

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Photos

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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

References

  1. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).