Chambers County, Texas

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== <br>County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://co.chambers.tx.us/ Chambers County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;404 Washington<br> Anahuac, TX 77514<br> Phone: 409.267.8309&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1903, death records from 1908, <br>marriage, probate court and land records from 1875 and divorce records <br>from 1910<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chambers County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1858--'''Chambers County was created 12 February 1858 from [[Jefferson County, Texas|Jefferson]] and [[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229133738734_870" />]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Anahuac <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1858--'''Chambers County was created 12 February 1858 from [[Jefferson County, Texas|Jefferson]] and [[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229133738734_870" />]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Anahuac <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, (1802-1865), a&nbsp; lawyer and land speculator, was born in Orange County, Virginia, on April 13, 1802, the youngest of twenty children of Thomas Chambers and the ninth of his second wife, Mary (Gore).
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The county was named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, (1802-1865), a&nbsp; lawyer and land speculator, was born in Orange County, Virginia, on April 13, 1802, the youngest of twenty children of Thomas Chambers and the ninth of his second wife, Mary (Gore).  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Chambers County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1875'''--Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire on 2 December 1875.  
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'''1875'''--Chambers County Courthouse in Wallisville and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire on December 2, 1875.  
  
'''1935'''--Chambers County Courthouse in Anahuac destroyed by fire on April 28, 1935.&nbsp; All records were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Anahuac, TX Chambers County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1935 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/18201/anahuac-tx-chambers-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1935</ref>
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'''1935'''--Chambers County Courthouse in Anahuac destroyed by fire on April 28, 1935.&nbsp; All records were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Anahuac, TX Chambers County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1935 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/18201/anahuac-tx-chambers-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1935</ref>  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Anahuac | Baytown (mostly in [[Harris County, Texas|Harris]] County) | Beach City | Cove | Hankamer | Monroe City | Mont Belview | Oak Island | Old River-Winfree | Seabreeze | Smith Point | Stowell | Turtle Bayou | Wallisville | Winnie
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://chamberscountygenealogy.com/cemeteries/cemetery-index/ Chambers County Cemetery List] from the Chambers County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''Chambers County: A Pictorial History, ''1988 by Margaret S. Henson and Kevin Ladd.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc09 Chambers County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online
  
 
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[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.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=10741 Galveston newspapers] from the early 1800's.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599Texas 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://chamberscountygenealogy.com/ Chambers County TXGenWeb site]
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  
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County Courthouse

Chambers County Courthouse
 404 Washington
Anahuac, TX 77514
Phone: 409.267.8309 

County Clerk has birth records from 1903, death records from 1908,
marriage, probate court and land records from 1875 and divorce records
from 1910[1]


Adopted by Chambers County, TXGenWeb

Billy & Carla Karbowski Clifton

History

The first permanent settlement began in 1821 when the Spanish established a fortress at Anahuac and allowed American colonists to enter.

Parent County

1858--Chambers County was created 12 February 1858 from Jefferson and Liberty Counties. County seat: Anahuac [2]

The county was named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, (1802-1865), a  lawyer and land speculator, was born in Orange County, Virginia, on April 13, 1802, the youngest of twenty children of Thomas Chambers and the ninth of his second wife, Mary (Gore).

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Chambers County border changes.

Record Loss

1875--Chambers County Courthouse in Wallisville and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire on December 2, 1875.

1935--Chambers County Courthouse in Anahuac destroyed by fire on April 28, 1935.  All records were saved. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Anahuac | Baytown (mostly in Harris County) | Beach City | Cove | Hankamer | Monroe City | Mont Belview | Oak Island | Old River-Winfree | Seabreeze | Smith Point | Stowell | Turtle Bayou | Wallisville | Winnie

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Chambers County Cemetery List from the Chambers County TXGenWeb site.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Chambers County: A Pictorial History, 1988 by Margaret S. Henson and Kevin Ladd.
  • Chambers County History from the Handbook of Texas Online

Maps 

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Military

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Galveston newspapers from the early 1800's.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chambers County, Texas. Page 660 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. GenDisasters.com - Anahuac, TX Chambers County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1935 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/18201/anahuac-tx-chambers-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1935