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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Baylor County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>{{Infobox U.S. 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]] Baylor County''  
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Guide to '''Baylor County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Baylor County
 
| county = Baylor County
 
| county_map = Tx-baylor.png
 
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| founded date = February 1
 
| founded date = February 1
 
| seat wl = Seymour
 
| seat wl = Seymour
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| building address = Baylor County Courthouse<br>101 S Washington <br> PO Box 689<br> Seymour, TX 76380-0689<br> Phone: 940.888.3322 <br>[http://www.baylorcountytexas.us/index.html '''Baylor County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
District &amp; County Clerk<br>Clara Coker<br>101 S. Washington, Seymour 76380<br>(940) 889-3322<br>FAX: (940) 889-4300<br>  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1879, divorce records from 1881, <br>probate and court records&nbsp;from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baylor County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History<br>  ==
 
== History<br>  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html Seaborn] - A post office operated at Seaborn from January 1907 to September 1910 before changing its name to Westover. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930]</ref>]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html Seaborn] - A post office operated at Seaborn from January 1907 to September 1910 before changing its name to Westover. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930]</ref>]  
  
Westover - Created in 1910 when the name of the town of Seaborn was changed to Westover.
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Westover - Created in 1910 when the name of the town of Seaborn was changed to Westover.  
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwc/WoodmenCemetery-Main.html Woodmen Cemetery]~Complete Transcription of Woodmen Cemetery~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Baylor+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | &nbsp;[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22587&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=8&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwc/WoodmenCemetery-Main.html Woodmen Cemetery] ~Complete Transcription of Woodmen Cemetery~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/martin/martin-county-cemeteries Martin County Cemeteries] maps, transcriptions and information
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bryanquinn/BaylorCountyBanner.htm Baylor Banner transcriptions ]by Dianna Bryan Quinn, 1902-1920 ~ Hosted by Ancestry.com  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bryanquinn/BaylorCountyBanner.htm Baylor Banner transcriptions] by Dianna Bryan Quinn, 1902-1920 ~ Hosted by Ancestry.com  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/photos.htm Early Photos and drawing of Baylor County, Texas] ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/photos.htm Early Photos and drawing of Baylor County, Texas] ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb04 History of Bayor County, Texas]~ Texas State Historical Association
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb04 History of Bayor County, Texas] ~ Texas State Historical Association  
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*[http://www.cityofseymour.org/ls_history_a/ls_history_a.html History of Baylor County] from cityofseymour.org
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Baylor}}
  
 
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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  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/baymar1.htm Baylor County Marriages 1879 - 1920] ~ Complete List ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/baymar1.htm Baylor County Marriages 1879 - 1920] ~ Complete List ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb  
*[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 Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/baylor.htm Baylor County, TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/baylor.htm Baylor County, TXGenWeb]  
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*[http://baylorcountylibrary.org/ Baylor County Free Library] <br>101 S. Washington St.<br>Seymour, Texas 76380<br>940-889-2007
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  

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Guide to Baylor County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Seymour
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Address Baylor County Courthouse
101 S Washington
PO Box 689
Seymour, TX 76380-0689
Phone: 940.888.3322
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Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1879, divorce records from 1881,
probate and court records from 1880[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Baylor County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District. County seat: Seymour [2] 

The county was named for Henry W. Baylor, a doctor serving with the Texas Rangers.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

County Seat: | Seymour |

Cities and Towns:

Round Timber - Established 1874, Population in 2000 was 2. [3]

Seaborn - A post office operated at Seaborn from January 1907 to September 1910 before changing its name to Westover. [4]

Westover - Created in 1910 when the name of the town of Seaborn was changed to Westover.

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

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

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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Baylor 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

Historical Maps  ~  From the Republic to the Turn of the Century  ~  Hidden Ancestors Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Baylor 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

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 or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

  • 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), Baylor County, Texas. Page 658 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. Handbook of Texas Online
  4. Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930