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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>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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Guide to '''Jeff Davis County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Jeff Davis County
 
| county = Jeff Davis County
 
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| founded date = March 15
 
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| seat wl = Fort Davis
 
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== County Information ==
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==== 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<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>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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'''County and District Clerk'''
  
[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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P.O. Box 398<br>Fort Davis 79734<br>Phone: 432-426-3251<br>  
  
 
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>  
 
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>  
  
Jeff Davis County Courthouse<br>101 State Street<br>Fort Davis, Texas 79734  
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Jeff Davis County Courthouse<br>101 State Street<br>Fort Davis, Texas 79734
  
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] 
  
[http://www.co.jeff-davis.tx.us/ips/cms/ Jeff Davis County Government Website]
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==== Jeff Davis County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1931
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1887
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
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*'''1887--'''Jeff Davis County was created 15 March 1887 from [[Presidio County, Texas Genealogy|Presidio]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Fort Davis <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brewster County, Texas|Brewster]]  
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[[Brewster County, Texas Genealogy|Brewster]] {{•}} [[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson]] {{•}} [[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth]] {{•}} [[Pecos County, Texas Genealogy|Pecos]] {{•}} [[Presidio County, Texas Genealogy|Presidio]] {{•}} [[Reeves County, Texas Genealogy|Reeves]]  
*[[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]]  
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<center>{{TXJEFF DAVIS County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]]  
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*[[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Reeves County, Texas|Reeves]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Jeff Davis County Cemeteries&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information. <br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2641 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/jeff_davis-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemeteries+Jeff+Davis+Texas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/jeffdavis.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/JeffDavis/ListJeffDavis.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/jeffdavtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/jeff-davis/jeff-davis-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Jeff%20Davis&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=122 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.jeffdavistx.org/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22697&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=3&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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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.  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
 
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1860/bigbend60.txt 1860 Census Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb&nbsp; Archives Project  
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{{US Census population
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1870/presid70.txt 1870 Census Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1890= 1394
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1880/presid80.txt 1880 Census Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1900= 1150
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|1910= 1678
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|1920= 1445
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|1930= 1800
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|1940= 2375
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|1950= 2090
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|1960= 1582
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|1970= 1527
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|1980= 1647
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|1990= 1946
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|2000= 2207
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|2010= 2342
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1860/bigbend60.txt '''1860''' Census Records] ~ USGenWeb&nbsp; Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1870/presid70.txt '''1870''' Census Records] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/census/1880/presid80.txt '''1880''' Census Records] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/deeds/jeffdav.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX 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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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''The Story of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County and the Davis Mountains'', 1936, by Barry Scobee.  
 
*''The Story of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County and the Davis Mountains'', 1936, by Barry Scobee.  
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/biographies.htm Jeff Davis County Biographies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/biographies.htm Jeff Davis County Biographies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/historicalsites2.htm Jeff Davis County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/historicalsites2.htm Jeff Davis County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/surnames.htm Surnames for Jeff Davis County]&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
 
*[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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[[Image:Txjeffdavis.jpg|400px|Txjeffdavis.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/maps.htm Jeff Davis County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/maps.htm Jeff Davis County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/1890veterans.htm 1890 Veterans Schedule]&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 ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/commandingofficers.htm Fort Davis Campaign Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/commandingofficers.htm Fort Davis Commanding Officers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[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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=====Mexican-American War=====
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845 - 1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications] ~ TXGenWeb
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jeff Davis}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 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.
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1964-1998''' [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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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850-1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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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*Jeff Davis County Library<br>100 Memorial Sq<br>Fort Davis, TX 79734<br>Telephone Number: 432-426-3802<br>[http://fortdavislibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
 
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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
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/jeffdavtoc.htm Jeff Davis Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jeffdavis/jeffdavtoc.htm Jeff Davis Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/ Jeff Davis County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txjeffdavis/ Jeff Davis County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  
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Latest revision as of 17:11, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Jeff Davis County

Guide to Jeff Davis County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Jeff Davis County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Jeff Davis County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1887
County Seat Fort Davis
Courthouse
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County Information

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]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 398
Fort Davis 79734
Phone: 432-426-3251

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

Jeff Davis County Government Website

Jeff Davis County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1931 1890 1887 1887

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Fort Davis | Valentine

Neighboring Counties

Brewster  • Culberson  • Hudspeth  • Pecos  • Presidio  • Reeves

Hudspeth CountyCulberson CountyReeves CountyLoving CountyWard CountyPecos CountyJeff Davis CountyBrewster CountyPresidio CountyWinkler CountyTX JEFF DAVIS.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18901,394
19001,150−17.5%
19101,67845.9%
19201,445−13.9%
19301,80024.6%
19402,37531.9%
19502,090−12.0%
19601,582−24.3%
19701,527−3.5%
19801,6477.9%
19901,94618.2%
20002,20713.4%
20102,3426.1%

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jeff Davis 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

Txjeffdavis.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

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.

Online 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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

  • Jeff Davis County Library
    100 Memorial Sq
    Fort Davis, TX 79734
    Telephone Number: 432-426-3802
    Website

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

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

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).