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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Angelina County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bowie County'' <br>
  
<br>Guide to '''Angelina County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Bowie County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
<br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Angelina County  
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| county = Bowie County
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| custom_text = <center>And Its Representative<br>'''[http://txgenweb4.org/txbowie/ Bowie County TXGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = Texas
 
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = December 17
| founded year = 1846
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| seat wl = New Boston
| founded date = April 22
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| seat = Lufkin
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| building address = Bowie County Courthouse<br>PO Box 248<br> New Boston, TX 75570<br> Phone: 903.628.2571 <br>[http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ '''Bowie County Website'''] }}&nbsp;
| building image = TX Angelina Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = Angelina County Courthouse<br>PO Box 908<br>Lufkin, TX 75902-0908<br>Phone: 936.634.8339 <br>[http://www.angelinacounty.net/ '''Angelina County Website'''] }}  
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=== [[Image:Bluearrow.png]]Start With These ===
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, land and miltiary <br>records, school census; Clerk District Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowie County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
{{TX Vital Intro}}
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== Quick Dates  ==
  
*[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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Bowie County's civil records start the following years:  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/marrindex.html Angelina County Marriages ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/departments/cc Angelina County Clerk ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;access to marriage records, birth certificates, death certificates and wills
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bowie_County,_Texas#Vital_Records Birth]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bowie_County,_Texas#Vital_Records Marriage]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bowie_County,_Texas#Vital_Records Death]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bowie_County,_Texas#Census Census]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Bowie_County,_Texas#Land '''Land''']
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889&nbsp;
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=== [[Image:Bluearrow.png]]&nbsp;Then Try These  ===
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== 1796. He was the son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones (or Johns) Bowie.  
  
== County Courthouse<br> ==
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{{TXDC}} &nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has some birth records from 1875, death records<br>&nbsp;from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1846; <br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk and District <br>Court have court records from 1920<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Angelina County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
== History ==
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==== Record Loss ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''1889'''--The Bowie County Courthouse at Texarkana burned on 21 Jan 1889.&nbsp; Almost all the records were destroyed. <ref>Gendisasters.com - Texarkana, TX Bowie County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17956/texarkana-tx-bowie-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1889</ref><ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Bowie County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb11</ref>
  
'''1846--'''Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County.  
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'''1989'''--The Old Bowie County Courthouse at Old Boston, built in 1891, burned on 12 Aug 1989.&nbsp; The courthouse was abandoned, as a new courthouse had opened at New Boston in 1985.&nbsp; No records were lost. <ref>Texas Escapes: Old Boston http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/Boston-Texas.htm</ref>
  
'''County seats:'''&nbsp;Marion 1846-1854; Jonesville 1854-1858; Homer 1858-1892; Lufkin 1892-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca03</ref>  
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Angelina is named for a Hainai Native American woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries and was named Angelina by them.<ref>Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_County,_Texas</ref><br>  
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'''1891--'''Angelina County Courthouse at Homer burned on November 19, 1891.&nbsp; Many of the county records - including those in the assessor's office and the justice of the peace office were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Homer, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7309/homer-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1891</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities and Towns:''' Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Lufkin|subject|disp=Lufkin}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Shawnee|subject|disp=Shawnee}}&nbsp;| Zavalla
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'''Towns and Cities: '''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193204&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bowie%2C+De+Kalb&columns=*,0,0 De Kalb]&nbsp;| Hooks | Leary | Maud | Nash | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193205&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bowie%2C+New+Boston&columns=*,0,0 New Boston]&nbsp;| Red Lick | Red Water | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193206&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bowie%2C+Spring+Hill&columns=*,0,0 Spring Hill]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193207&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bowie%2C+Texarkana&columns=*,0,0 Texarkana]&nbsp;| Wake Village | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193208&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bowie%2C+Wards+Creek&columns=*,0,0 Wards Village].
  
=== Neighboring&nbsp; Counties  ===
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The City of Texarkana is located in two states.&nbsp; In the middle of the city is a&nbsp;street called State Line Road which separates the city between Bowie County, Texas and [[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller County, Arkansas]]. Texarkana is the county seat for Miller County, Arkansas, and a marriage license purchased in Miller County, Arkansas is not valid in the State of Texas.
  
*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]  
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*[[Jasper County, Texas|Jasper]]
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*[[Cass County, Texas|Cass]]  
*[[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]]  
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*[[Little River County, Arkansas|Little River County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Polk County, Texas|Polk]]
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*[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[San Augustine County, Texas|San Augustine]]  
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*[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]]  
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*[[Morris County, Texas|Morris]]  
*[[Tyler County, Texas|Tyler]]
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*[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
==== African American  ====
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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| bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" width="31%" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''  
 
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]  
  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2522 Findagrave.com ]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2538 Findagrave.com ]  
  
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Angelina+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Bowie+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22594&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22578&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=66&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk ]  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Angelina/ListAngelina.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Bowie/ListBowie.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>  
  
 
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===== Additional Cemetery Databases =====
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
  
*[http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/cemeteries.html Angelina County Cemeteries] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/cemeteries/index.html Cemetery Index] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/angeltoc.htm Angelina Cemeteries] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/angeltoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]<br>
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/bowie.html Bowie County Cemeteries] from the Tombstone Transcription Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/funeral_homes/index.html Bowie County Funeral Home Records] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/cemeteries.htm Bowie County Index of Cemetery Transcriptions]&nbsp; from the USGenWeb Project
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*''Red Bayou Cemetery and History Bowie County Texas'', 1998, available from the [http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm New Boston Genealogical Society].
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*''Hubbell Chapel Cemetery, 2001'', available by the [http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm New Boston Genealogical Society].
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*Cemetery Books, available from the [http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm New Boston Genealogical Society], include: Ringwood Cemetery &amp; Associated Cemeteries;&nbsp;Wards Creek Cemetery, Church &amp; School Records; Woodman Cemetery (DeKalb); Sand Hill Cemetery; Old Union Cemetery; Read Hill Cemetery and Associated Cemeteries (Brooks, Glass Hill, Godley, Prairie &amp; Shipp); Red Bayou Cemetery; College Hill Cemetery; New Boston Cemetery, Hughes-Kinght, Magnolia and Pulaski Cemeteries; Old Salem, Old Liberty Hill, New Liberty Hill, Malta, Woodstock and Old Wimberly Cemeteries.
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/Dalby-Springs-Texas.htm Dalby Springs Cemetery (including photos)]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Texas Escapes
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/TexarkanaTexas/Otis-Henry-Memorial.htm Texarkana-Rose Hill Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Texas Escapes
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160373 Redwater Cemetery, Maud] BillionGraves. Over 1,000 headstone photographs and transcriptions of those.
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==== Census  ====
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*1850 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu0908unix census images] from archive.org; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/1850/index/indx-a-z.txt index] from USGenWeb archives.<br>
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*1860 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1289unix census images] from archive.org; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/1860/index/imgindx.txt index] from USGenWeb archives. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/1860/index/1860index.txt Another index]<br>
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*1870 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1576unit census images] from archive.org; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/1870/index/1870index.txt index] from USGenWeb archives.
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*1880 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1292unit census images] from archive.org; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/1880/index/1880index.txt index] from USGenWeb archives.
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*1900 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1613unit census images] from archive.org.
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*1910 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org.&nbsp; Bowie county split on two microfilm reels: [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1533unit reel 1], [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1534unit reel 2]
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*1920 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1775unit census images] from archive.org.
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*1930 Census for Bowie County [http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2300 census images] from archive.org.
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|1860=5052
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|1870=4684
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|1880=10965
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|1890=20267
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|1900=26676
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|1910=34827
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|1920=39472
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|1930=48563
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|1940=50208
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|1950=61966
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|1960=59971
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|1970=67813
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|1980=75301
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|footnote=U.S. Census Bureau<ref>http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_name=bowie+county&_state=04000US48&_county=bowie+county&_cityTown=bowie+county&_zip=&_sse=on&_lang=en&pctxt=fph</ref> Texas Almanac<ref>http://www.texasalmanac.com/population/population-counties-history.pdf</ref>
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==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
 
{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
*[http://loveinclufkin.tripod.com/angelinacounty.html Angelina County Area Churches] - listing of churches in the area
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBTX/bowie.htm Churches in Bowie TX&nbsp;] -&nbsp; ChurchAngel.com
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*Churches in [http://netministries.org/chsearch.aspx Texarkana TX]
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*[http://www.usachurch.com/texas/texarkana/churches.htm Texarkana TX] Churches
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/judicial/ccl1 County Court at Law 1]
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==== Family Histories/Surnames  ====
*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/judicial/ccl2 County Court at Law 2]
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/judicial/dc159 159th District Court]
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==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/family_histories/index.html New Boston Genealogy Society Family History Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/fgs/index.html Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/surnames/index.html Surnames]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/biographies/index.html Biographies]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
  
{{TX Land}}
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==== Land and Properties  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/land/abstracts.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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{{TX Land}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/land/angelina.txt Texas Family Land Heritage Registry First Edition]&nbsp; - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
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*First Settlers of Bowie and Cass Counties Texas, By: Gifford White, Published June 1, 1983 by Ericson Books
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*Daughter of Destiny: Memoirs of a Bowie County, Texas Farm Girl, By: Carlene M. Howell, Published April 1995 by Tab Books
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*Bowie County, Tx Index to Probate Records; 1883-1940, 97 Pages,Compiled by WPA Workers
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*Texarkana Pioneer Families, By: Nancy Jennings
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*The Texarkana Story 1873-1948, By: Lucille Holland
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*Texarkana a Pictorial History, By: William D Leet, Published 1982
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*Bowie County Texas Historical Handbook, By: Bowie County Historical Commission, Published 1976
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*Texarkana Centennial, Historical Program - 1873-1973, By: Nancy Jennings Watts &amp; Mary Lou Stuart Phillips, Published 1973
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*History of Texarkana and Bowie and Miller Counties, By: Chandler, Barbara O., 1939.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/maps/index.html Maps of Bowie County] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site
*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb 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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*Bowie County is the most northeastern county in the State of Texas
*[http://www.loc.gov/item/2012586615 Map of Angelina County] - Library of Congress
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.7thtexascav.com/company_d.htm 7th Texas Cavalry]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/VietnamWall.htm Vietnam Wall List for Bowie County] - Bowie County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/angelina1.htm WWII Casualties Army and Airforce]&nbsp;- Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/ConfedIndigentFamilies.htm Confederate Indigent Families List] - Bowie County TXGenWeb
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/military/pensions/civilwar/angelcsa.txt Civil War Pension Confederate Pension Applications On file at the Texas State Library and Archives for Angelina County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/ConfederatePenApps.htm Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp; ]-&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/military/pensions/civilwar/angelngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families of Angelina County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/DependentsSupportAct.htm Dependents Support Act List of Dependents]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/military/civilwar/r1000003.txt Civil War Muster Rolls] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Angelina}}  
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bowie}}  
 
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'''Online Newspapers'''
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[http://lufkindailynews.com/ Lufkin Daily News]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx//newspapers/index.html Newspapers of Bowie County Old and New]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.texarkanagazette.com/ Texarkana Gazette]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/newspapers/articles/index.html Articles from Bowie County Newspapers&nbsp;]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/departments/cc Angelina County Clerk] - access to probate records
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/probate/probate_index.html Index to Probate Cases 1883 to 1940]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
[http://www.angelinacounty.net/departments/tax Angelina County Tax Assessor ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;property taxes
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/bowitoc.htm Bowie County 1846 Tax List] from the USGenWeb archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/ptax1903.txt Bowie County Poll Tax List 1903] from the USGenWeb archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/census/ptax1904.txt Bowie County Poll Tax List 1904] from the USGenWeb archives
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*''Bowie County Poll Tax Listing, 1903-1904,'' 74 pages, gives name, age, race, occupation and number of years resident in TX and in the county. Available from the [http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm New Boston Genealogical Society].
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*''Automobile Registration in Bowie County, 1907-1917,'' available from the [http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm New Boston Genealogical Society].<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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==== Vital Records ====
  
*[http://cityoflufkin.com/library/ Kurth Memorial Library]&nbsp; - Lufkin Texas
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txacgs/ Angelina County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://angelinacounty.net/highlights/angelina_county_historical_commission Angelina County Historical Commission]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/funeral.htm Bates Rolf Funeral Home Index and Bowden Funeral Home Records] from the USGenWeb archives.
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*''Bowie County, Texas Marriages,'' 1888-1930, 7 volumes, available from the [http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm New Boston Genealogical Society]
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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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*[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
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txbowie/societies_libraries/libraries.html Research Libraries for Bowie County TX]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb <br>  
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[Lufkin Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Texarkana-New Boston Texas Family History Center]]
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*Texarkana USA Genealogy Society <br>P.O. Box 2323 <br>Texarkana, TX 75504-2323
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*[http://www.txgenes.com/TxBowie/GS_Lib_Mus/nbgs.htm The New Boston Genealogical Society ]<br>P.O. Box 104 <br>New Boston, Texas, 75570.&nbsp;<br>The NBGS is located at the New Boston Public Library.
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*Red River County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 516<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/ Bowie County TXGenWeb site]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/angeltoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - records from Angelina County
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the&nbsp; county.  
*[http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/ Angelina County ]- &nbsp;TXGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193203&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bowie&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List] - List of resources for state and county
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List ]- Links to state and county resources
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== References  ==
 
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Guide to Bowie County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bowie County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Bowie County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1840
County Seat New Boston
Courthouse
Address Bowie County Courthouse
PO Box 248
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: 903.628.2571
Bowie County Website
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Beginner's Corner
The Beginner’s Corner links to information that will help you get started researching your ancestors. Choose from one of the following:
I want to find a birth, christening or baptism
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Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, land and miltiary
records, school census; Clerk District Court has divorce and court records[1]

Quick Dates

Bowie County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903  1889    1850  1889  1889 

== 1796. He was the son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones (or Johns) Bowie.


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--The Bowie County Courthouse at Texarkana burned on 21 Jan 1889.  Almost all the records were destroyed. [2][3]

1989--The Old Bowie County Courthouse at Old Boston, built in 1891, burned on 12 Aug 1989.  The courthouse was abandoned, as a new courthouse had opened at New Boston in 1985.  No records were lost. [4]



 

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: De Kalb | Hooks | Leary | Maud | Nash | New Boston | Red Lick | Red Water | Spring Hill | Texarkana | Wake Village | Wards Village.

The City of Texarkana is located in two states.  In the middle of the city is a street called State Line Road which separates the city between Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas. Texarkana is the county seat for Miller County, Arkansas, and a marriage license purchased in Miller County, Arkansas is not valid in the State of Texas.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

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


Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

  • 1850 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org; index from USGenWeb archives.
  • 1860 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org; index from USGenWeb archives. Another index
  • 1870 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org; index from USGenWeb archives.
  • 1880 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org; index from USGenWeb archives.
  • 1900 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org.
  • 1910 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org.  Bowie county split on two microfilm reels: reel 1, reel 2
  • 1920 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org.
  • 1930 Census for Bowie County census images from archive.org.
Historical populations
Census Pop.
18502,912
18605,05273.5%
18704,684−7.3%
188010,965134.1%
189020,26784.8%
190026,67631.6%
191034,82730.6%
192039,47213.3%
193048,56323.0%
194050,2083.4%
195061,96623.4%
196059,971−3.2%
197067,81313.1%
198075,30111.0%
199081,6658.5%
200089,3069.4%
Est. 200993,9645.2%
U.S. Census Bureau[5] Texas Almanac[6]









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

Family Histories/Surnames

Land and Properties

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Evancol/Sandbox/Layout3. 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.

  • First Settlers of Bowie and Cass Counties Texas, By: Gifford White, Published June 1, 1983 by Ericson Books
  • Daughter of Destiny: Memoirs of a Bowie County, Texas Farm Girl, By: Carlene M. Howell, Published April 1995 by Tab Books
  • Bowie County, Tx Index to Probate Records; 1883-1940, 97 Pages,Compiled by WPA Workers
  • Texarkana Pioneer Families, By: Nancy Jennings
  • The Texarkana Story 1873-1948, By: Lucille Holland
  • Texarkana a Pictorial History, By: William D Leet, Published 1982
  • Bowie County Texas Historical Handbook, By: Bowie County Historical Commission, Published 1976
  • Texarkana Centennial, Historical Program - 1873-1973, By: Nancy Jennings Watts & Mary Lou Stuart Phillips, Published 1973
  • History of Texarkana and Bowie and Miller Counties, By: Chandler, Barbara O., 1939.

Maps

  • Maps of Bowie County from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site
  • Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  • Bowie County is the most northeastern county in the State of Texas

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Evancol/Sandbox/Layout3 newspapers in online catalogs like:

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.

Index to Probate Cases 1883 to 1940  -  Bowie County TXGenWeb

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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Societies and Libraries

Research Libraries for Bowie County TX   -  Bowie County TXGenWeb

Family History Centers

  • Texarkana USA Genealogy Society
    P.O. Box 2323
    Texarkana, TX 75504-2323
  • The New Boston Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 104
    New Boston, Texas, 75570. 
    The NBGS is located at the New Boston Public Library.
  • Red River County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 516
    Clarksville, TX 75426

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowie County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Gendisasters.com - Texarkana, TX Bowie County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17956/texarkana-tx-bowie-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1889
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Bowie County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb11
  4. Texas Escapes: Old Boston http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/Boston-Texas.htm
  5. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_name=bowie+county&_state=04000US48&_county=bowie+county&_cityTown=bowie+county&_zip=&_sse=on&_lang=en&pctxt=fph
  6. http://www.texasalmanac.com/population/population-counties-history.pdf