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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties D|Counties D]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Delta County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Delta County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.delta.tx.us/ips/cms Delta County Courthouse]<br> 200 W Dallas Avenue<br> Cooper, TX 75432<br> Phone: 903.395.4110 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, probate, and court records from 1903,<br>marriage records from 1870, death records from 1916 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870--'''Delta County was created 29 July 1870 from [[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]] and [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cooper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1870--'''Delta County was created 29 July 1870 from [[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]] and [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cooper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Delta County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1899'''--The Delta County Courthouse at Cooper was destroyed by fire on 9 March 1899. Nearly all of the county records were stored in a fireproof vault and were saved. Records in the district clerk's office, probably records on current cases, were destroyed.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Cooper, TX Delta County Courthouse Fire, Mar 1899 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17957/cooper-tx-delta-county-courthouse-fire-mar-1899</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Antioch | Ben Franklin | Charleston | Cooper | Crossroads | Friendship | Horton | Jot Em Down (partly in [[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]] County) | Kensing | Klondike | Lake Creek | Mt. Joy | Pacio | Pecan Gap | Prattville | Racetrack | Rattan | Yowell (partly in [[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]] County)
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/places/cemeteries/index.htm#C Delta County Cemetery List] &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2579 FindAGrave] - transcriptions and photographs
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/delta.htm Horton Cemetery ]- Interment.net
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/delta/delta-county-cemeteries Delta County Cemeteries] maps, trancriptions, information
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1880= 5597
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|1890= 9117
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|1900= 15249
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|1910= 14566
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|1920= 15887
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|1930= 13138
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|1940= 12858
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|1950= 8964
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|1960= 5860
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|1970= 4927
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|1980= 4839
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|1990= 4857
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|2000= 5327
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|2010= 5231
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/delta/land/delta.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/places/deeds_land/land_grants.htm Land Indices] - TXGenWeb
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==== Local Histories ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/places/maps/index.htm Maps of Delta County ]- TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/events/military/text/fighting_men_of_delta_index.htm Fighting Men of Delta County] - USGenWeb
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/events/military/hd_text/hon_discharge_index.htm Military Honorable Discharge Records] - USGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/delta/military/ww2/other/worldwar69gmt.txt Army and Air Force Casualties] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/delta/military/ww2/other/wwiihono12nmt.txt Honor List of Dead and Missing] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/events/military/veterans_record/vetbkindex.htm Veteran's Record Book] - TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Delta}}
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.<br>
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Delta County.
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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[http://theusgenweb.org/tx/delta/people/obituaries/index.htm Obituaries of Delta County] - TXGenWeb
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==== Probate ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.  
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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.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.
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*[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.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/delta/deltatoc.htm Delta County Marriage Records ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/delta/vitals/divorces/ Divorces] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193368&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Delta&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Delta|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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County Courthouse

Delta County Courthouse
200 W Dallas Avenue
Cooper, TX 75432
Phone: 903.395.4110

County Clerk has birth, probate, and court records from 1903,
marriage records from 1870, death records from 1916 and land records[1]

History

Sometimes referred to as the Vetch Capital of the World. The first settlers arrived in the early 1840's.

Parent County

1870--Delta County was created 29 July 1870 from Hopkins and Lamar Counties. County seat: Cooper [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Delta County border changes.

Record Loss

1899--The Delta County Courthouse at Cooper was destroyed by fire on 9 March 1899. Nearly all of the county records were stored in a fireproof vault and were saved. Records in the district clerk's office, probably records on current cases, were destroyed.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Antioch | Ben Franklin | Charleston | Cooper | Crossroads | Friendship | Horton | Jot Em Down (partly in Hunt County) | Kensing | Klondike | Lake Creek | Mt. Joy | Pacio | Pecan Gap | Prattville | Racetrack | Rattan | Yowell (partly in Hunt County)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18805,597
18909,11762.9%
190015,24967.3%
191014,566−4.5%
192015,8879.1%
193013,138−17.3%
194012,858−2.1%
19508,964−30.3%
19605,860−34.6%
19704,927−15.9%
19804,839−1.8%
19904,8570.4%
20005,3279.7%
20105,231−1.8%



Church

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Original Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project

Land Indices - TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Delta County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delta County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries

Obituaries of Delta County - TXGenWeb

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Texas. Page 662 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Cooper, TX Delta County Courthouse Fire, Mar 1899 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17957/cooper-tx-delta-county-courthouse-fire-mar-1899
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