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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Houston County''<br> ''
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Guide to '''Houston 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.houston.tx.us/ips/cms Houston County Court House ]<br>PO Box 370; <br>Crockett, TX 75835 <br>Phone. 936.544.3255<br>&nbsp;
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903, <br>probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has <br>divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has <br>burial records, family &amp; local histories<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.  
 
San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from[[Nacogdoches_County,_Texas|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:''' Crockett <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1837--'''Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:''' Crockett <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882.
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Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anderson_County,_Texas|Anderson]]
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*[[Anderson County, Texas|Anderson]]  
*[[Angelina_County,_Texas|Angelina]]
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*[[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]]  
*[[Cherokee_County,_Texas|Cherokee]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]  
*[[Leon_County,_Texas|Leon]]
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*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
*[[Madison_County,_Texas|Madison]]
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*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]  
*[[Trinity_County,_Texas|Trinity]]
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*[[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]]  
*[[Walker_County,_Texas|Walker]]
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*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/houstonph.html Houston County Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/cemeteries/energy-2.txt New Energy Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; alphabetical listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/houstoc.htm Houston County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Texas Escapes
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*[http://www.interment.net Interment.net]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107012 Eleck Turk Cemetery, Grapeland] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104900 Evergreen Cemetery, Lovelady] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''The History of Houston County, Texas,'' 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.
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*''History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979,'' 1979) by the Houston County Historical Commission.
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*''Houston County in the Civil War,'' 1981 by Thomas Nelms Mainer.
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*''The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas,'' 1983, by Gifford E. White.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch19 Houston County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trintiy at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Texas Maps] -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors.
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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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<br>1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources].&nbsp; Information pertaining to each war, both general and Texas specific.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Our Fallen Heroes].&nbsp; Partial index of servicemen who were killed in action.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring our Veterans].&nbsp; Partial index of veterans of all wars.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.houstoncountycourier.com/ Houston County Courier]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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/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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193596&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Houston&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/houstoc.htm Houston County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Texas resources as well as general genealogic resources.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Houston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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County Courthouse

Houston County Court House
PO Box 370;
Crockett, TX 75835
Phone. 936.544.3255
 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903,
probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has
divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has
burial records, family & local histories[1]

History

San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.

Parent County

1837--Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from Nacogdoches County. County seat: Crockett [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.
  • History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979, 1979) by the Houston County Historical Commission.
  • Houston County in the Civil War, 1981 by Thomas Nelms Mainer.
  • The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas, 1983, by Gifford E. White.
  • Houston County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps


1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com 

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Texas Museums

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 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).