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Jones County, Texas
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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Anson
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Address 1100 12th St # 2,
Anson, TX 79501
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County Courthouse

Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 552
Anson, TX 79501
Phone: 915.823.3762 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and land records from 1881 and probate
records from 1882; District Clerk has divorce and
court records[1]

History

The earliest settlement occurred in 1851 with the establishment of Fort Phantom hill, which was abandoned in 1854 and re-established in 1872.

Parent County

1858--Jones County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and Bosque County, but was not organized until 1881. [2]

County seat: Originally, Jones City.  The town's name was changed to Anson in 1882. [3] [4]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jones County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Abilene (mostly in Taylor county) | Anson | Avoca | Hamlin (partly in Fisher county) | Hawley | Lueders (partly in Shackelford county) | Nugent | Stamford (partly in Haskell county)

Neighboring Counties

Callahan  • Fisher  • Haskell  • Nolan  • Shackelford  • Stonewall  • Taylor

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

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 Jones County, Texas. 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

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Military

Newspapers

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

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

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.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 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

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records '

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Anson Public Library
1137 12th St
Anson, TX 79501
Phone: (325) 823-2711

Stamford Carnegie Library
600 E Mcharg St
Stamford, TX 79553
Phone: (325) 773-2532

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

 

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09

 

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