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Guide to '''Motley County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Quick Dates  ==
  
== Quick Dates ==
 
 
Motley County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Motley County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Matador, TX 79244-0066
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[http://www.co.motley.tx.us/ips/cms Motley County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 66<br> Matador, TX 79244<br> Phone: 806.347.2621&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1891 <br>and land records from 1891 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Motley County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
(806) 347-2621  
 
 
 
District Clerk<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Matador, TX 79244-0066
 
 
 
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County Clerk<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Matador, TX 79244-0066
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/tx/motley/1880/ed185-pg507d.txt 1880 Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/tx/motley/1880/ed185-pg507d.txt 1880 Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Project  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/surnames.htm Surnames of Motley County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/surnames.htm Surnames of Motley County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fli30 Arthur G. Ligertwood]
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fli30 Arthur G. Ligertwood]
  
'''Books About Local History'''
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'''Books About Local History'''  
  
<span style="display: none" id="1294772562518S">&nbsp;</span>"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell
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<span id="1294772562518S" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell  
  
"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek
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"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek  
  
 
"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves<br>
 
"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves<br>
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/mapindex.htm Motley County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/mapindex.htm Motley County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Timeline ====
 
 
 
 
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| 1876
 
| County formed
 
| American State, County and Town Sources
 
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| 1880
 
| First Census
 
| Population of States and Counties of the United States 1790-1990
 
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| 1880
 
| No significant boundry changes after this year
 
| Population of States and Counties of the United States 1790-1990
 
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| 1891
 
| Court records recorded
 
| Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources <br>
 
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| 1891
 
| Land records recorded
 
| Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources <br>
 
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| 1891
 
| Marriage records recorded
 
| Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources <br>
 
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| 1891
 
| Probate records recorded
 
| Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources <br>
 
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| 1903
 
| Birth records recorded
 
| Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources <br>
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Marriages &nbsp;1966 - 2006]  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Marriages &nbsp;1966 - 2006]  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Divorces 1966 - 2006]
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Divorces 1966 - 2006]
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[http://www.motleycountychamber.org/ Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce]<br>828 Dundee St.<br>(Old Traweek Hospital)<br>P. O. Box 788<br>Matador, TX 79244<br>806-347-2968  
 
[http://www.motleycountychamber.org/ Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce]<br>828 Dundee St.<br>(Old Traweek Hospital)<br>P. O. Box 788<br>Matador, TX 79244<br>806-347-2968  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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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  
 
*[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/txmotley/index.html Motley County TXGenWeb]. &nbsp;History, vital statistics, biographies, photos, newspaper clippings, surnames, maps, obituaries and other Motley County information. &nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/index.html Motley County TXGenWeb]. &nbsp;History, vital statistics, biographies, photos, newspaper clippings, surnames, maps, obituaries and other Motley County information. &nbsp;  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/motley/motltoc.htm USGenWeb Motley County Archives]. &nbsp;Vital statistics, census information, cemetery transcriptions, photographs, land owners and more.<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/motley/motltoc.htm USGenWeb Motley County Archives]. &nbsp;Vital statistics, census information, cemetery transcriptions, photographs, land owners and more.<br>  
 
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/ Search for an Ancestor] - Family Search.
 
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/ Search for an Ancestor] - Family Search.
  
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Quick Dates

Motley County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903  1891    1880  1891  1891 

County Courthouse

Motley County Courthouse
PO Box 66
Matador, TX 79244
Phone: 806.347.2621 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1891
and land records from 1891 with some earlier[1]

 

 

History

The first settlers arrived in 1878. The first settlement was Matador in 1891.

Parent County

1876--Motley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Matador.

Named in honor of Dr. Junius William Mottley, 1811-1836, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and aide to General Rusk at the Battle of San Jacinto where he was mortally wounded. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1944--Motley County Courthouse, built about 1904, was destroyed by fire Sept 1944.  No vital records were lost, but some were damaged by water.[3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Flomot
  • Four Corners
  • Matador
  • Northfield
  • Roaring Springs
  • TeePee City
  • Whiteflat
  • White Star
  • Duchman Creek 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 24
1890 139 479.2%
1900 1,257 804.3%
1910 2,396 90.6%
1920 4,107 71.4%
1930 6,812 65.9%
1940 4,994 −26.7%
1950 3,963 −20.6%
1960 2,870 −27.6%
1970 2,178 −24.1%
1980 1,950 −10.5%
1990 1,532 −21.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas - Motley County  -  USGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Motley 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.

Books About Local History

"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell

"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek

"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

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

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

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

Societies and Libraries

Motley County Library
1105 Main Street
P.O. Box 557
Matador, TX 79244

Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce
828 Dundee St.
(Old Traweek Hospital)
P. O. Box 788
Matador, TX 79244
806-347-2968

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Motley 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com (http://www.gendisasters.com) Matador, TX Motley County Courthouse Fire, Sept 1944 (http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17519/matador-tx-courthouse-fire-sept-1944)