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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Jeff Davis County'' <br>  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Jeff Davis County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Jeff Davis County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jeff Davis County
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| county_map = Tx-jeff-davis.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = March 15
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| seat wl = Fort Davis
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.jeff-davis.tx.us/ips/cms Jeff Davis County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 398<br>Fort Davis, TX 79734-0398<br> Phone: 915.426.3251&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has death records from 1904, <br>birth records from 1883, divorce records<br> from 1946, marriage, probate, court and land<br>records from 1887<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jeff Davis County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Jeff Davis County has had two courthouses: the first courthouse built in 1880 and the current one built in 1910-11. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Jeff Davis County http://www3.historictexas.net/jeff-davis-county-texas</ref>
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Jeff Davis County Courthouse<br>101 State Street<br>Fort Davis, Texas 79734
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County Clerk - Sue Blackley<br>P.O. Box 398<br>109 N. State Street, Ste. 4<br>Fort Davis, Texas 79734<br>432-426-3251<br>432-426-3760 (FAX)
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[http://www.co.jeff-davis.tx.us/ips/cms/ Jeff Davis County Government Website]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Jeff Davis County was organized and created 15 March 1887 from Presidio County. County seat: Fort Davis (formerly the county seat of Presidio County (established in 1854)).
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'''1887--'''Jeff Davis County was created 15 March 1887 from&nbsp;[[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]] County. '''County seat:''' Fort Davis <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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Fort Davis | Valentine
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Brewster County, Texas|Brewster]]
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*[[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]]
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*[[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]]
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*[[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]]
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*[[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]]
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*[[Reeves County, Texas|Reeves]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Jeff Davis County Cemeteries&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1860/bigbend60.txt 1860 Census Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb&nbsp; Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1870/presid70.txt 1870 Census Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1880/presid80.txt 1880 Census Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/deeds/jeffdav.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''The Story of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County and the Davis Mountains'', 1936, by Barry Scobee.
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*''Old Fort Davis,'' 1947, by Barry Scobee.
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*''Jeff Davis County, Texas, ''1993, by the Fort Davis Historical Society.
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/biographies.htm Jeff Davis County Biographies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/historicalsites2.htm Jeff Davis County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/surnames.htm Surnames for Jeff Davis County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/maps.htm Jeff Davis County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&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 Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/1890veterans.htm 1890 Veterans Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/commandingofficers.htm Fort Davis Campaign Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/commandingofficers.htm Fort Davis Commanding Officers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== 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] [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/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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Jeff Davis County Library<br>100 Memorial Sq<br>Fort Davis, TX 79734<br>Phone: (432) 426-3802<br>[http://fortdavislibrary.org/ Website]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193629&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Jeff+Davis&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/jeffdavtoc.htm Jeff Davis Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/ Jeff Davis County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Jeff_Davis_County,_Texas]]
 
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County Courthouse

Jeff Davis County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Fort Davis, TX 79734-0398
Phone: 915.426.3251 

County Clerk has death records from 1904,
birth records from 1883, divorce records
from 1946, marriage, probate, court and land
records from 1887[1]

Jeff Davis County has had two courthouses: the first courthouse built in 1880 and the current one built in 1910-11. [2]

Jeff Davis County Courthouse
101 State Street
Fort Davis, Texas 79734

County Clerk - Sue Blackley
P.O. Box 398
109 N. State Street, Ste. 4
Fort Davis, Texas 79734
432-426-3251
432-426-3760 (FAX)

Jeff Davis County Government Website

 

History

Parent County

1887--Jeff Davis County was created 15 March 1887 from Presidio County. County seat: Fort Davis [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Fort Davis | Valentine

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories


  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Jeff Davis County Library
100 Memorial Sq
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: (432) 426-3802
Website

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jeff Davis County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Jeff Davis County http://www3.historictexas.net/jeff-davis-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).