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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Morris County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Morris County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Morris County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. {{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Morris County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-morris.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1875
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| founded date = 6 March
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| seat = Daingerfield
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| building image = TexasMorrisCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Morris County Courthouse<br>500 Broadnax St<br>Daingerfield, TX 75638}}  
  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Morris 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" | '''[[#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" |1875
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1876
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.morris.tx.us/ips/cms Morris County Courthouse]<br> 500 Broadnax Street<br> Daingerfield, Texas 75638-1315<br> Phone: 903.645.3911<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage and probate records from 1875, land records<br> from 1849 and some delayed birth records; District<br> Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.morris.tx.us/ips/cms Morris County Courthouse]<br> 500 Broadnax Street<br> Daingerfield, Texas 75638-1315<br> Phone: 903.645.3911<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage and probate records from 1875, land records<br> from 1849 and some delayed birth records; District<br> Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''County Clerk'''
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500 Broadnax St.<br>Daingerfield 75638<br>Phone: 903-645-3911
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'''District Clerk'''
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500 Broadnax St.<br>Daingerfield 75638<br>Phone: 903-645-2321<br>
  
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Morris County was probably named for William Wright Morris, a judge and planter from Henderson, [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]] County, Texas  
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Morris County was probably named for William Wright Morris, a judge and planter from Henderson, [[Rusk County, Texas Genealogy|Rusk]] County, Texas  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1875--'''Morris County was created 6 March 1875 from [[Titus County, Texas|Titus]] County. '''County seat:''' Daingerfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1875--'''Morris County was created 6 March 1875 from [[Titus County, Texas Genealogy|Titus]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Daingerfield <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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Morris, Daingerfield|place|disp=Daingerfield}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Morris, Naples|place|disp=Naples}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]]  
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[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]{{•}} [[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]]{{•}} [[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]{{•}} [[Camp County, Texas|Camp]]{{•}} [[Cass County, Texas|Cass]]{{•}} [[Marion County, Texas|Marion]]{{•}} [[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]]{{•}} [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]  
*[[Camp County, Texas|Camp]]  
 
*[[Cass County, Texas|Cass]]  
 
*[[Marion County, Texas|Marion]]  
 
*[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]  
 
*[[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]  
 
*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]
 
  
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<center>{{TX Morris County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Area Attractions ====
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==== African American Resources ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch
  
Places of interest in and around Morris County:
 
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
| Caddo Lake State Park
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] Access Genealogy
| 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, Texas 75661
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
| 903-679-3351
 
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| Caldwell Zoo<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre"> </span>
 
| 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75702
 
| 903-593-0121
 
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| Ferrells Bridge Dam Lake O' The Pines
 
| Jefferson, Texas 75657
 
| 903-665-2336
 
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| Gardens of the American Rose Center
 
| 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71119
 
| 318-938-5402
 
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| Farmstead Museum
 
| Pittsburg, Texas 75686
 
| 903-856-6614
 
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| Northeast Texas Children's Museum
 
| Hwy. 50 &amp; Culver Street, Commerce, Texas 75429
 
| 903-886-6055
 
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| Sam Bell Maxey House
 
| 812 S. Church Street, Paris, Texas 75460
 
| 903-785-5716
 
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| Grand Saline Salt Museum
 
| 100 W. Garland Avenue, Grand Saline, Texas 75104
 
| 903-962-5631
 
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==== Chamber of Commerce  ====
 
==== Chamber of Commerce  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/tx/titus/1850/ Partial transcription of 1850 Federal Census ]- that portion of Morris County that was part of Titus County - Part of the USGenWeb Census Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/tx/titus/1850/ Partial transcription of '''1850''' Federal Census ]- that portion of Morris County that was part of Titus County - Part of the USGenWeb Census Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/census/1880census/1880_census_index.htm 1880 Federal Census Index]&nbsp;- Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/census/1880census/1880_census_index.htm '''1880''' Federal Census Index]- Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/census/1890_Union_Soldier.htm 1890 Union Soldier Schedule] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/census/1890_Union_Soldier.htm '''1890''' Union Soldier Schedule] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/census/1900census/1900_index.htm Partial 1900 Federal Census Heads of Household] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/census/1900census/1900_index.htm Partial '''1900''' Federal Census Heads of Household] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
''(Transcriptions of the cemeteries are available online at the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/cemeteries/00_CemeteryIndex.htm Morris County TXGenWeb] site.)''
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
*Barfield
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*Barnard
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*Barrier
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*Bellheaven
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*Black Mountain
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*Blevins-Cason
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*Bradfield Chapel
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2691&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
*Brown (Sheppard Place)
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|869017|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*Center Vine
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2691 FindAGrave]
*Cherry Family (Cherry Tree)
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*Chisum-Holloman
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/morris-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
*Clark
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Morris+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
*Clark-Ingram
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/morris.html Tombstone Project]
*Cockrell
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*Concord
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
*County Line
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*Crossland Family
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Morris/ListMorris.html Cemeteries of TX]
*Curry Family
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*Daingerfield City
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/morris/morricem.htm GenWeb Archives]
*Dalby Homestead
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*Day (Hargiss/Day)
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/morris/morris-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
*Gallaway
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*Griffis Family
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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=Morris&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
*Hall (Huff Hill)  
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*Hall or Huff Family
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=172 TX Gravestones]
*Hargiss/Day
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*Hart Family
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/cemeteries/00_CemeteryIndex.htm TXGenWeb]
*Hayes
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*Heard Family
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22747&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
*Hervey
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*Huff Hill (Hall)
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
*Iron Bluff
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*James&nbsp;
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*Jim Jacobs
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*Jones Family
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*Leeves Chapel-Milner
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*Lewis Family
 
*Liberty
 
*Loving
 
*Meadowview
 
*Mitchell-Green-White
 
*Richard Moore
 
*Montgomery
 
*Morning Star
 
*Morris/Heard Family
 
*Motley
 
*Mt. Moriah
 
*Naples
 
*Old South Union
 
*Omaha City
 
*Our Lady of the Pines
 
*Paradise
 
*Peacock
 
*Ragland
 
*Reynolds
 
*Rhodes, Old Daingerfield
 
*Rice
 
*Rivers
 
*Robison
 
*Rogers
 
*Sheppard Place (Brown)
 
*Slayton
 
*Snow Hill
 
*Spring Hill
 
*Taylor Family
 
*Vissering
 
*Wheatville
 
*White Oak
 
*Whitecotton
 
*Whitmore Memorial
 
*Wilder
 
  
 
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==== Churches  ====
  
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*Antioch Baptist Church - Naples  
 
*Antioch Baptist Church - Naples  
 
*Belle-Haven Addition Church of Christ - Omaha  
 
*Belle-Haven Addition Church of Christ - Omaha  
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*Liberty Baptist Church - Naples  
 
*Liberty Baptist Church - Naples  
 
*Lilley's Chapel Church of Christ - Lone Star  
 
*Lilley's Chapel Church of Christ - Lone Star  
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*Lone Star Baptist Church - Lone Star  
 
*Lone Star Baptist Church - Lone Star  
 
*Methodist Church - Omaha  
 
*Methodist Church - Omaha  
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*Robertson Temple Church of God in Christ - Omaha  
 
*Robertson Temple Church of God in Christ - Omaha  
 
*Rock Street Church of Christ - Daingerfield  
 
*Rock Street Church of Christ - Daingerfield  
*Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church - Naples  
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*Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church - Naples
 
*Shady Grove Baptist Church - Daingerfield  
 
*Shady Grove Baptist Church - Daingerfield  
 
*Shiloh Temple of Faith - Daingerfield - Naples  
 
*Shiloh Temple of Faith - Daingerfield - Naples  
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*Wallick Chapel Christian Church - Daingerfield  
 
*Wallick Chapel Christian Church - Daingerfield  
 
*Worship Center - Lone Star
 
*Worship Center - Lone Star
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1906-1989''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records] ~ FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
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==== Historical Markers  ====
 
==== Historical Markers  ====
  
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*Caddo Trace  
 
*Caddo Trace  
 
*Site of Chapel Hill College  
 
*Site of Chapel Hill College  
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*Morris County  
 
*Morris County  
 
*Naples  
 
*Naples  
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*Omaha  
 
*Omaha  
 
*Site of Omaha School  
 
*Site of Omaha School  
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*Ned Walker Home  
 
*Ned Walker Home  
 
*Wheatville and Wheatville Cemetery
 
*Wheatville and Wheatville Cemetery
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==== Hospitals  ====
 
==== Hospitals  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19697/ Soil Survey of Morris County, Texas - 1910] - The Portal to Texas History
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{{TX Land}}
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*'''1910''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19697/ Soil Survey of Morris County, Texas] - The Portal to Texas History  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/morris/land/morris.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Landmarks  ====
 
==== Landmarks  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/books/Concord_Chronicles_Book.htm Concord Chronicles] - History of Concord Baptist Church - 1857-2007 written by Janette Tigert Cook, Vicki Tigert Davis and Reggie Talley  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/books/Concord_Chronicles_Book.htm Concord Chronicles] - History of Concord Baptist Church - 1857-2007 written by Janette Tigert Cook, Vicki Tigert Davis and Reggie Talley  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txmorris.jpg|250px|Txmorris.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/information/maps.htm Morris County, Texas Maps] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/information/maps.htm Morris County, Texas Maps] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19697/ Soil Map - 1910]&nbsp;- The Portal to Texas History<br>  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19697/ Soil Map - 1910]&nbsp;- The Portal to Texas History<br>  
*[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.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/introcpi.html Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp;- Texas State Library &amp; Archives Commission  
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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 $
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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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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/introcpi.html Confederate Pension Applications] - Texas State Library &amp; Archives Commission  
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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
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/military/WWI/00WWIDraftIndex.htm World War I Draft Registrations] - Partial Transcription - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/military/WWI/00WWIDraftIndex.htm World War I Draft Registrations] - Partial Transcription - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/military/WWII/MilitaryCasualties.htm World War II Casualties]&nbsp;- Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/military/Korean_War.htm Korean War Deaths]&nbsp;- Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/military/WWII/MilitaryCasualties.htm World War II Casualties]- Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site  
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/military/Korean_War.htm Korean War Deaths] - Part of the Morris County, TXGenWeb Site
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Morris}}
  
 
*Cass County Sun - Linden  
 
*Cass County Sun - Linden  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] at [http://home.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  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/births/00_birth_index.htm Morris County Birth Index 1910-1934]&nbsp;- Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/deaths/000DeathIndex.htm Morris County Death Index 1908-1974]&nbsp;- Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/divorces/DivorceIndex.htm Morris County Divorce Index 1968-2001] - Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/marriages/MarriageIndex.htm Morris County Marriage Index 1966-2002] - Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site  
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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.
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1840 - 1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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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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*'''1910 - 1934''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/births/00_birth_index.htm Morris County Birth Index 1910-1934] - Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]
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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 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/marriages/MarriageIndex.htm Morris County Marriage Index 1966-2002] - Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site<br>
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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]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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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 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]  FamilySearch records collection
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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 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]  FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1908 - 1974''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/deaths/000DeathIndex.htm Morris County Death Index 1908-1974]
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images]
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*'''1977 - 1986''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]  ~ FamilySearch records collection
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968 - 2001''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/divorces/DivorceIndex.htm Morris County Divorce Index 1968-2001] - Part of the Morris County TXGenWeb Site
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*'''1968 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index1968-2010] FamilySearch records
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*Morris County Historical Society - 507 E. Whiskey Still Road - Daingerfield, Texas 75638  
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'''Morris County Historical Society'''<br> 507 E. Whiskey Still Road <br> Daingerfield, Texas 75638<br><br>
*Daingerfield Public Library - 207 Jefferson Street, Daingerfield, Texas 75638 - 903-645-2823  
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*Naples Public Library - 101 Walnut Street, Naples, Texas 75568
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'''Daingerfield Public Library'''<br>207 Jefferson Street<br> Daingerfield, Texas 75638<br>Telephone Number: 903-645-2823 <br><br>
*Pittsburg Camp County Public Library - Pittsburg, Texas - 903-856-3302
 
*Upshur County Library - Gilmer, Texas 75644 - 903-843-5001
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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'''Naples Public Library'''<br> 101 Walnut Street<br> Naples, Texas 75568<br><br>
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'''Pittsburg Camp County Public Library'''<br> Pittsburg, Texas - 903-856-3302<br><br>
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'''Upshur County Library'''<br> Gilmer, Texas 75644<br>Telephone Number: 903-843-5001<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Center ====
  
*[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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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
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== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Morris|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmorris/morris.htm Morris County Texas]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/morris/morrtoc.htm Morris County&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*{{FHL|Texas Morris|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:41, 23 August 2017

United States
Texas
Morris County

Guide to Morris 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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Morris County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Morris County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 6 March, 1875
County Seat Daingerfield
Courthouse
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Address Morris County Courthouse
500 Broadnax St
Daingerfield, TX 75638
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County Information

Morris County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1875 1880 1846 1876


County Courthouse

Morris County Courthouse
500 Broadnax Street
Daingerfield, Texas 75638-1315
Phone: 903.645.3911

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1875, land records
from 1849 and some delayed birth records; District
Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

County Clerk

500 Broadnax St.
Daingerfield 75638
Phone: 903-645-3911

District Clerk

500 Broadnax St.
Daingerfield 75638
Phone: 903-645-2321


The first courthouse was the first floor of the Odd Fellow Building locate at the corner of Broadnax and King Streets just North of the original "Town Square". The East Line and Red River Railroad crossed the Southern part of the College Plat Addition to Daingerfield in 1877.

In 1881, a group of citizens purchased the present site of the courthouse and presented the lot to Morris County. Within a few years all of the businesses moved from the "Old Town" to the Southeast corner of the College Plat and the adjoining Hinnant Addition. Daingerfield was authorized to incorporate by an Act of the State Legislature in 1871. An election for incorporation was held in 1913 with a vote of 75 for incorporation and 64 against.

Morris County Courthouse 500 Broadnax Daingerfield, Texas 75638

History

Morris County was probably named for William Wright Morris, a judge and planter from Henderson, Rusk County, Texas

Parent County

1875--Morris County was created 6 March 1875 from Titus County.

  • County seat: Daingerfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

  • Cason
  • Daingerfield
  • Jenkins
  • Lone Star
  • Naples
  • Omaha
  • Rocky Branch
  • Snow Hill
  • Wheatville

Neighboring Counties

Red River • Bowie • Titus • Camp • Cass • Marion • Harrison • Upshur


Red River CountyBowie CountyTitus CountyCamp CountyMorris CountyCass CountyMarion CountyHarrison CountyUpshur CountyTX MORRIS 3.JPG
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Resources

African American Resources


Chamber of Commerce

  • Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce - 305 Scurry - Daingerfield, Texas 75638
  • Naples Chamber of Commerce - 101 W L Doc Dodson E - Naples, Texas 75568

Census

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.

Churches

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.

  • Antioch Baptist Church - Naples
  • Belle-Haven Addition Church of Christ - Omaha
  • Bethel Full Gospel Church - Naples
  • Church of Christ - Daingerfield
  • Church of Christ - Naples
  • Church On The Rock The Station - Daingerfield
  • Church-Christ Minister's Res - Daingerfield
  • Concord Missionary Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Dalton Missionary Baptist Church - Naples
  • Daniel's Chapel Community Church - Naples
  • Faith Temple Church of God - Daingerfield
  • Fellowship Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • First Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • First Baptist Church - Lone Star
  • First Baptist Church - Naples
  • First Baptist Church - Omaha
  • First United Methodist Church - Daingerfield
  • First United Methodist Church - Lone Star
  • First United Methodist Church - Naples
  • First United Pentecostal Church - Daingerfield
  • Gethsemane Baptist Church - Naples
  • Jehovah's Witnesses - Daingerfield
  • Jenkins First United Methodist - Daingerfield
  • Liberty Baptist Church - Naples
  • Lilley's Chapel Church of Christ - Lone Star
  • Lone Star Baptist Church - Lone Star
  • Methodist Church - Omaha
  • Mount Mitchell Church of Christ - Daingerfield
  • Mount Moriah Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Mount Moriah Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Mount Zion Cme Church - Daingerfield
  • New Hope Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Omaha First Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church - Daingerfield
  • Our Lady of Fatima Fuqua - Daingerfield
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church - Naples
  • Restoration Family Worship Center - Naples
  • Robertson Temple Church of God in Christ - Omaha
  • Rock Street Church of Christ - Daingerfield
  • Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church - Naples
  • Shady Grove Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Shiloh Temple of Faith - Daingerfield - Naples
  • Southern Union Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Trinity Bethel of Daingerfield - Daingerfield
  • Union Chapel Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Veal Switch Missionary Baptist - Daingerfield
  • Victory Temple Pentecostal Church - Daingerfield
  • Wallick Chapel Christian Church - Daingerfield
  • Worship Center - Lone Star

Court

Funeral Homes

  • Alexander Funeral Home - Highway 67W - Naples
  • Johnson Funeral Home - 216Fred Street - Pittsburg
  • Nail-Haggard Funeral Home, Inc. - 400 Webb Street - Daingerfield
  • Reeder-Davis Funeral Home - 1213 Hanes Blvd. - Hugh Springs
  • Reeder-Davis-Schlinder Funeral Home, Inc. - 202 N. Main - Linden

Historical Markers

  • Caddo Trace
  • Site of Chapel Hill College
  • Concord Meeting House
  • W. T. and T. C. Connor Buildings
  • County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • Daingerfield, C. S. A.
  • Iron Bluff Cemetery
  • Rev. Nathan S. Johnson
  • Richard Moore Cemetery
  • Morris County
  • Naples
  • Omaha
  • Site of Omaha School
  • Rocky Branch
  • Rogers Cemetery
  • Home of U. S. Senator Morris Sheppard
  • Snow Hill Baptist Church
  • Site of Old Spearman's Ferry
  • Spring Hill Primitive Baptist Church of Christ
  • James Thompson
  • Site of Valley View School
  • Ned Walker Home
  • Wheatville and Wheatville Cemetery

Hospitals

  • East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg - Pittsburg, Texas
  • Linden Municipal Hospital - Linden, Texas
  • Titus County Memorial Hospital - Mount Pleasant, Texas

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.


Landmarks

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Morris 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.

  • Concord Chronicles - History of Concord Baptist Church - 1857-2007 written by Janette Tigert Cook, Vicki Tigert Davis and Reggie Talley
  • List of Fugitives from Justice:  1891.--Part VII - Texas Adjutant General's Office "Compiled from reports of sheriffs received by the Adjutant General's Office."  from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Morris County Texas Cemeteries - Northern & Southern Sections - Published by Cass County Genealogical Society.  For information, write the Society at P. O. Box 880, Atlanta, Texas 75551-0880

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Cass County Sun - Linden
  • East Texas Journal - Mount Pleasant
  • Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer
  • La Tribuna - Mount Pleasant
  • Monitor - Naples
  • Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune - Mount Pleasant
  • Pittsburg Gazette - Pittsburg
  • The Bee - Daingerfield

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

Morris County Historical Society
507 E. Whiskey Still Road
Daingerfield, Texas 75638

Daingerfield Public Library
207 Jefferson Street
Daingerfield, Texas 75638
Telephone Number: 903-645-2823

Naples Public Library
101 Walnut Street
Naples, Texas 75568

Pittsburg Camp County Public Library
Pittsburg, Texas - 903-856-3302

Upshur County Library
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Telephone Number: 903-843-5001


Family History Center

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), Morris County, Texas. Page 670 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).