Cass County, Texas

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<blockquote>'''1846--'''Cass County was created 25 April 1846 from [[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]] County. '''County seat:''' Linden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> </blockquote><blockquote>The county was named for Lewis Cass, U.S. senator from Michigan. The county was originally named Cass County in honor of Lewis Cass, a United States Senator from Michigan who had favored the annexation of Texas. During the secession crisis Cass, who had formerly been known as a Northern man with Southern principles, resigned his post as secretary of state when President James Buchanan declined to defend the federal forts in Charleston, South Carolina. When word of his actions reached Texas, the name of the county was changed to Davis in honor of Jefferson Davis. The republican-controlled state legislature of 1871 changed the name back to Cass.<br><br></blockquote>
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<blockquote>'''1846--'''Cass County was created 25 April 1846 from [[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]] County. '''County seat:''' Linden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> </blockquote><blockquote>The county was named for Lewis Cass, U.S. senator from Michigan. The county was originally named Cass County in honor of Lewis Cass, a United States Senator from Michigan who had favored the annexation of Texas. During the secession crisis Cass, who had formerly been known as a Northern man with Southern principles, resigned his post as secretary of state when President James Buchanan declined to defend the federal forts in Charleston, South Carolina. When word of his actions reached Texas, the name of the county was changed to Davis in honor of Jefferson Davis. The republican-controlled state legislature of 1871 changed the name back to Cass.<br><br></blockquote>  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

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History

Parent County

1846--Cass County was created 25 April 1846 from Bowie County. County seat: Linden [1]
The county was named for Lewis Cass, U.S. senator from Michigan. The county was originally named Cass County in honor of Lewis Cass, a United States Senator from Michigan who had favored the annexation of Texas. During the secession crisis Cass, who had formerly been known as a Northern man with Southern principles, resigned his post as secretary of state when President James Buchanan declined to defend the federal forts in Charleston, South Carolina. When word of his actions reached Texas, the name of the county was changed to Davis in honor of Jefferson Davis. The republican-controlled state legislature of 1871 changed the name back to Cass.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Atlanta | Avinger | Bloomburg | Domino | Douglassville | Hugh Springs | Linden | Marietta | Queen City |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Enon Church
Enon Primitive Baptist Church was constituted 7 June 1845, by Elders Spencer, Edwards and Charles Jones, near Havana, in Cass County, fifteen miles west of Line Ferry, on Sulphur River, with the following members: T.J. Foster, Elizabeth Barcraft, Rebecca Kolbe, Malissa Henson, and Bythena Davis. Elders Edwards and Jones preached for thie church, til 1847, when Elder Mark Allen was chosen and served until 1850, at which time Elder Michael Burkhalter was chosen and served til 1860, when Elder Jacob Hering was called and served til 1878, when Elder J.W. Barley was called and served til 1882, at which time Elder J. W. Griffin was called and served til 1893. Elders J. W. and J. S. Griffin, have served the church since 1882. This church passed resolutions of non-fellowship for absolute predestination of all things, including sin and the no change doctrine. This church is one of the pioneer Churches, and desires credit for the stability in the faith and practice of the Primitive Baptists in Texas.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).