Bee County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse<br><br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br><br>  ==
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[http://www.co.bee.tx.us/ips/cms Bee County Courthouse]<br> 105 W Corpus Christi Street<br>Beeville, TX 78102-5684<br> Phone: 361.362.3245 <br>  
 
[http://www.co.bee.tx.us/ips/cms Bee County Courthouse]<br> 105 W Corpus Christi Street<br>Beeville, TX 78102-5684<br> Phone: 361.362.3245 <br>  
  
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court<br> from 1876; District has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee 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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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court<br> from 1876; District has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1857--'''Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from [[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]], [[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]], [[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]], [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]], and [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Beeville&nbsp; <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1857--'''Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from [[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]], [[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]], [[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]], [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]], and [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Beeville&nbsp; <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.<br>
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The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.<br>  
  
 
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*''Bee County Centennial, 1858–1958,'' by Grace Bauer.  
 
*''Bee County Centennial, 1858–1958,'' by Grace Bauer.  
*''Historical Story of Bee County, Texas,'' 1973, by Camp Ezell.&nbsp; [http://www.beeville.net/TheHistoricalStoryofBeeCountyTexas/index.htm Read text version of this book online] at beeville.net.<br>
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*''Historical Story of Bee County, Texas,'' 1973, by Camp Ezell.&nbsp; [http://www.beeville.net/TheHistoricalStoryofBeeCountyTexas/index.htm Read text version of this book online] at beeville.net.<br>  
 
*''A History of Bee County,'' 1939, by Mrs. I. C. Madray.  
 
*''A History of Bee County,'' 1939, by Mrs. I. C. Madray.  
 
*''History of Bee County, Texas,'' 1960, by Joseph Gustav Rountree.  
 
*''History of Bee County, Texas,'' 1960, by Joseph Gustav Rountree.  
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*[[Beeville Texas Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Beeville Texas Family History Center]]<br>
  
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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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Bee County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Bee County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 8, 1857
County Seat Beeville
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Bee County Courthouse
105 W Corpus Christi Street
Beeville, TX 78102-5684
Phone: 361.362.3245

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court
from 1876; District has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1857--Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from Goliad, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties.
County seat: Beeville  [2]

The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Beeville | Normanna | Papalote

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Joe Barnhart Bee County Library
    110 W Corpus Christi St
    Beeville, TX 78102
    Phone: (361) 362-4901
    Website

Family History Centers


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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee 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).