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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>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bowie County''  
 
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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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Guide to '''Bowie County Texas genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br> {{TXDC}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = December 17
 
| founded date = December 17
 
| seat wl = New Boston
 
| seat wl = New Boston
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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;
  
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
  
[http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms Bowie County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 248<br> New Boston, TX 75570<br> Phone: 903.628.2571&nbsp;<br><br>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>  
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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>  
  
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
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Bowie County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Bowie County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bowie County, Texas#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bowie County, Texas#Census|Census]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1903&nbsp;  
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== 1796. He was the son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones (or Johns) Bowie.
 
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Texas County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/texas/ "Rotating Formation Texas County Boundary Maps"] (1834-1931) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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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>  
 
'''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>  
  
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bowie, De Kalb|place|disp=De Kalb}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bowie, New Boston|place|disp=New Boston}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bowie, Spring Hill|place|disp=Spring Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bowie, Texarkana|place|disp=Texarkana}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bowie, Wake Village|place|disp=Wake Village}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bowie, Wards Creek|place|disp=Wards Creek}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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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].  
 
'''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].  
  
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.  
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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 Genealogy|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  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cass County, Texas|Cass]]  
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[[Cass County, Texas Genealogy|Cass]] {{•}} [[Little River County, Arkansas Genealogy|Little River County, Arkansas]] {{•}} [[McCurtain County, Oklahoma Genealogy|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy|Miller County, Arkansas]] {{•}} [[Morris County, Texas Genealogy|Morris]] {{•}} [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]]  
*[[Little River County, Arkansas|Little River County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]]  
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<center>{{TX Bowie County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Morris County, Texas|Morris]]  
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*[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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'''County cemetery collections'''
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/cemeteries/index.html Cemetery Index] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/cemeteries/index.html Cemetery Index] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/TexarkanaTexas/Otis-Henry-Memorial.htm Texarkana-Rose Hill Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Texas Escapes  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/TexarkanaTexas/Otis-Henry-Memorial.htm Texarkana-Rose Hill Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Texas Escapes  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160373 Redwater Cemetery, Maud] BillionGraves. Over 1,000 headstone photographs and transcriptions of those.
 
*[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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| 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]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Bowie/ListBowie.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBTX/bowie.htm Churches in Bowie TX&nbsp;] -&nbsp; ChurchAngel.com  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBTX/bowie.htm Churches in Bowie TX&nbsp;] -&nbsp; ChurchAngel.com  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/biographies/index.html Biographies]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/biographies/index.html Biographies]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
  
==== Land and Properties ====
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==== Land and Properties ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*First Settlers of Bowie and Cass Counties Texas, By: Gifford White, Published June 1, 1983 by Ericson Books  
 
*First Settlers of Bowie and Cass Counties Texas, By: Gifford White, Published June 1, 1983 by Ericson Books  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txbowie.jpg|600px|Txbowie.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/maps/index.html Maps of Bowie County] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/maps/index.html Maps of Bowie County] from the Bowie County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[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 TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/texas-maps/tx-bowie-county-texas-1897-map.html Map of 1897 Bowie County, Texas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
*Bowie County is the most northeastern county in the State of Texas
 
*Bowie County is the most northeastern county in the State of Texas
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/VietnamWall.htm Vietnam Wall List for Bowie County] - Bowie County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/VietnamWall.htm Vietnam Wall List for Bowie County] - Bowie County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/ConfedIndigentFamilies.htm Confederate Indigent Families List] - Bowie County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/ConfedIndigentFamilies.htm Confederate Indigent Families List] - Bowie County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/ConfederatePenApps.htm Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp; ]-&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/ConfederatePenApps.htm Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp; ]-&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/DependentsSupportAct.htm Dependents Support Act List of Dependents]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/military/DependentsSupportAct.htm Dependents Support Act List of Dependents]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bowie}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bowie}}  
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx//newspapers/index.html Newspapers of Bowie County Old and New]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx//newspapers/index.html Newspapers of Bowie County Old and New]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/probate/probate_index.html Index to Probate Cases 1883 to 1940]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Bowie County TXGenWeb
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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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  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*1840 - 1981 {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp;-&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
 
*''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]  
 
*''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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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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.usgwarchives.net/tx/bowie/funeral.htm Bates Rolf Funeral Home Index and Bowden Funeral Home Records] from the USGenWeb archives.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] &nbsp;(index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index and images $
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Texarkana Genealogical Society<br> PO Box 5825<br> Texarkana, TX 75505-5825<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkusa/GenSoc.html?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Texarkana Genealogical Society]<br><br>
  
[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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Garland Genealogical Society<br> P.O. Box 461882<br> Garland 75046<br>[http://www.reocities.com/thetropics/1926/society.html Garland Genealogical Society]<br><br>
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New Boston Genealogical Society<br> P.O. Box 104<br> New Boston 75570<br>
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/bowie-county/#sthash.S12JxBNy.dpuf website]<br>[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/societies_libraries/nbgs.html New Boston Genealogical Society]<br>
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/tx-society-archive/ Texas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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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>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Texarkana-New Boston Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Texarkana-New Boston Texas Family History Center]]
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/bowie-county/ Bowie County, TX History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113286830212601105969 Texas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/183985374989673/ Texas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/ Bowie County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Bowietx/ Bowie County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the&nbsp; county.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the&nbsp; county.  
*[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]  
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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 FamilySearch Catalog]  
 
*[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] - List of resources for state and county
  

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Guide to Bowie County Texas genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Bowie County, Texas
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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
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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 


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Texas County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Texas County Boundary Maps" (1834-1931) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

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

Cass  • Little River County, Arkansas  • McCurtain County, Oklahoma  • Miller County, Arkansas  • Morris  • Red River

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

County cemetery collections


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.

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bowie 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.

  • 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

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bowie County, Texas Genealogy 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.

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.

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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Texarkana Genealogical Society
PO Box 5825
Texarkana, TX 75505-5825
Texarkana Genealogical Society

Garland Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 461882
Garland 75046
Garland Genealogical Society

New Boston Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 104
New Boston 75570
website
New Boston Genealogical Society

See also a List of Texas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

  • 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

 

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