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{{Texas-stub}}''[[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]] Clay 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 C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Clay County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Clay County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke ]]County. <br>'''County seat:''' Henrietta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857--'''Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke ]]County. <br>'''County seat:''' Henrietta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Archer County, Texas|Archer]]  
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[[Archer County, Texas Genealogy|Archer]] {{•}}
*[[Cotton County, Oklahoma|Cotton County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Cotton County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cotton County, Oklahoma]] {{•}}
*[[Jack County, Texas|Jack]]  
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[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy|Jack]] {{•}}
*[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma|Jefferson County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jefferson County, Oklahoma]] {{•}}
*[[Montague County, Texas|Montague]]  
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[[Montague County, Texas Genealogy|Montague]] {{•}} {{•}}
*[[Wichita County, Texas|Wichita]]
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[[Wichita County, Texas Genealogy|Wichita]]
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<center>{{TX Clay County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== 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  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/cemeteries/index.htm Clay County Cemeteries] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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{| width="85%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|476419|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2558 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Clay+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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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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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22614&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Clay/ListClay.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/cemeteries/index.htm Clay County Cemeteries] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
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*Clay County Cemeteries - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2558 FindAGrave] - &nbsp;Cemeteries of Clay County
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/clay.htm Clay County Cemeteries ]- &nbsp;Interment.net
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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{{Historical populations|type=USA
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|1860 |109
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|1870 |
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|1880 |5045
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|1890 |7503
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|1900 |9231
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|1910 |17043
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|1920 |16864
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|1930 |14545
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|1940 |12524
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|1950 |9896
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|1960 |8351
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|1970 |8079
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|1980 |9582
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|1990 |10024
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|2000 |11006
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|2010 |10752
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/census/1860/pg0080b.txt 1860 Federal Census] - USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/census/index.htm Clay County Census Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/census/index.htm Clay County Census Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/land.htm Clay County Land Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/land.htm Clay County Land Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.'
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/land/clay.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Landmarks  ====
 
==== Landmarks  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/museum/lg_museum_memories.htm Clay County Museum Memories] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/museum/lg_museum_memories.htm Clay County Museum Memories] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txclay.jpg|600px|Txclay.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/maps/index.htm Clay County Maps] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/maps/index.htm Clay County Maps] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
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==== 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 $
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/military/military.htm Clay County Military Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
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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 $
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/military/civilwar/pensions/clayngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/military/civilwar/pensions/claycsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/military/military.htm Clay County Military Records] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
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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  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Clay}}
  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/newspapers/index.htm Clay County Newspapers] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/newspapers/index.htm Clay County Newspapers] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/marriages/index.htm Clay County Marriages] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Clay/marriages/index.htm Clay County Marriages] from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.  
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/vitals/marriages/marr-1897-1900.txt Clay County Marriages] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project''<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
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] &nbsp;(index) &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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Divorce =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/clay/vitals/divorces/ Clay County Divorces] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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 $
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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Clay County Historical Society<br> PO Box 483<br> 100 N Bridge St.<br> Henrietta 76365 <br>  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/clay-county/#sthash.u4VucwW6.dpuf website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[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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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Clay|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
100 N Bridge Street PO Box 548
Henrietta, TX 76365-2858
Phone: 940.538.4631

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1874, probate and land records
from 1873 and court records from 1876[1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Clay County Histories from the Clay County TXGenweb site.

Parent County

1857--Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County.
County seat: Henrietta [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Records of the first organization were transferred to Montague County, where many were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 25 February 1873.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bellevue | Byers | Dean | Henrietta | Jolly | Petrolia |

Neighboring Counties

Archer  • Cotton County, Oklahoma  • Jack  • Jefferson County, Oklahoma  • Montague  •  • Wichita

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

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.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1860 109
1870
1880 5,045
1890 7,503 48.7%
1900 9,231 23.0%
1910 17,043 84.6%
1920 16,864 −1.1%
1930 14,545 −13.8%
1940 12,524 −13.9%
1950 9,896 −21.0%
1960 8,351 −15.6%
1970 8,079 −3.3%
1980 9,582 18.6%
1990 10,024 4.6%
2000 11,006 9.8%
2010 10,752 −2.3%

Churches

Court

Families

Land

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.


Landmarks

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Clay 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.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clay County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

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

Clay County Historical Society
PO Box 483
100 N Bridge St.
Henrietta 76365
website

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Texas. Page 661 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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