Cameron County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Cameron County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}
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of the credit for the successful defense of the position to Cameron. At the battle of Mier, "The fearless Cameron, whose company garrisoned the back yard of one of the houses, being charged by an imposing force of the enemy, after emptying his rifles into their lines, beat off the foe until he could reload, with the loose stones in the court." At Pass Suarte, after Fisher and the staff officers had been separated from the command, the Mier prisoners unanimously chose Cameron as their commander. On Saturday, February 19, Cameron and about sixty men were recaptured by Mexicans and subjected with other groups to the Black Bean Episode. Cameron drew a white bean in the lottery, but was shot for a later attempt at escape.
  
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Cameron County
 
| county_map = Tx-cameron.png
 
| state = Texas
 
| state_map = Texas.png
 
| founded year = 1848
 
| founded date = February 12
 
| seat wl = Brownsville
 
}}
 
  
Cameron County; PO Box 2178; Brownsville, TX 78522-2178; Ph. 956.544.0817 Details: (Co Clk has b, d &amp; mil rec from 1848, m rec from 1800, land rec from 1845, pro rec from 1850 &amp; ct rec from 1964)
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
By 1761 Spanish ranches were established. In 1845 Fort Brown was established and Anglo-Americans came to the area.
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1848--'''Cameron County was created 12 February 1848 from [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229127512718_869" />]] County. '''County seat:''' Brownsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
The county was named for Ewen Cameron, (1811?-1843).&nbsp; On July 7, 1842, Cameron took part in the engagement at Lipantitlán against Gen. Antonio Canales. Samuel H. Walker attributed much of the credit for the successful defense of the position to Cameron. At the battle of Mier, "The fearless Cameron, whose company garrisoned the back yard of one of the houses, being charged by an imposing force of the enemy, after emptying his rifles into their lines, beat off the foe until he could reload, with the loose stones in the court." At Pass Suarte, after Fisher and the staff officers had been separated from the command, the Mier prisoners unanimously chose Cameron as their commander. On Saturday, February 19, Cameron and about sixty men were recaptured by Mexicans and subjected with other groups to the Black Bean Episode. Cameron drew a white bean in the lottery, but was shot for a later attempt at escape.
 
  
 
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War =====
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Cameron County.&nbsp;
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Cameron County.&nbsp;  
  
 
*May 12-13, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx005.htm Palmito Ranch], also known as Palmito Hill<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*May 12-13, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx005.htm Palmito Ranch], also known as Palmito Hill<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TXmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Texas.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TXmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Texas.
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcamero/resources/military.html Cameron County Military Resources] ~ Cameron County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcamero/resources/military.html Cameron County Military Resources] ~ Cameron County, TXGenWeb  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cameron/vitals/births/ Birth Records of Cameron County 1926-1995] from the USGenWeb archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cameron/vitals/births/ Birth Records of Cameron County 1926-1995] from the USGenWeb archives  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cameron/vitals/divorces/ Divorce Records of Cameron County 1968-2001] from the USGenWeb archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cameron/vitals/divorces/ Divorce Records of Cameron County 1968-2001] from the USGenWeb archives  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcamero/resources/marriages.html Marriage Records of Cameron County] incomplete list of Marriage Records from the Cameron County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcamero/resources/marriages.html Marriage Records of Cameron County] incomplete list of Marriage Records from the Cameron County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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.  
 
*[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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Caprock Public Library<br>104 N 1st St<br>Quitaque, TX 79255<br>Phone: (806) 455-1225[http://www.harringtonlc.org/quitaque/index.html ]  
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Caprock Public Library<br>104 N 1st St<br>Quitaque, TX 79255<br>Phone: (806) 455-1225[http://www.harringtonlc.org/quitaque/index.html]  
  
 
[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Cameron|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
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== References  ==
 
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Cameron County; PO Box 2178; Brownsville, TX 78522-2178; Ph. 956.544.0817 Details: (Co Clk has b, d &amp; mil rec from 1848, m rec from 1800, land rec from 1845, pro rec from 1850 &amp; ct rec from 1964)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:57, 4 September 2012

of the credit for the successful defense of the position to Cameron. At the battle of Mier, "The fearless Cameron, whose company garrisoned the back yard of one of the houses, being charged by an imposing force of the enemy, after emptying his rifles into their lines, beat off the foe until he could reload, with the loose stones in the court." At Pass Suarte, after Fisher and the staff officers had been separated from the command, the Mier prisoners unanimously chose Cameron as their commander. On Saturday, February 19, Cameron and about sixty men were recaptured by Mexicans and subjected with other groups to the Black Bean Episode. Cameron drew a white bean in the lottery, but was shot for a later attempt at escape.


Contents

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bayview | Brownsville | Cameron Park | Combes | Harlingen | Indian Lake | La Feria | Laguna Vista | Los Fresnos | Los Indios | Palm Valley | Port Isabel | Primera | Rancho Viejo | Rangerville | Rio Hondo | San Benito | Santa Rosa | South Padre Island |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Cameron County. 

Map showing Civil War battles in Texas.


Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Caprock Public Library
104 N 1st St
Quitaque, TX 79255
Phone: (806) 455-1225[1]

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.


References

  1. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
 

Cameron County; PO Box 2178; Brownsville, TX 78522-2178; Ph. 956.544.0817 Details: (Co Clk has b, d & mil rec from 1848, m rec from 1800, land rec from 1845, pro rec from 1850 & ct rec from 1964)