Crosby 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]] Crosby County''<br>
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Guide to '''Crosby County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.crosby.tx.us/ips/cms Crosby County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 218<br> Crosbyton, TX 79322<br> Phone: 806.675.2334&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clert has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and&nbsp;court records from 1887 and <br>land records from 1886; District Clerk&nbsp;has&nbsp;divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seats:''' Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seats:''' Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.</ref>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/records/courthouse.html Three County Seats During History of County]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/community/cone.html Cone] | [http://www.cityofcrosbyton.org/site/ Crosbyton] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrk02 Kalgary] | [http://www.cityoflorenzo.org/ Lorenzo] | [http://www.cityofralls.org/ Ralls]<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/community/cone.html Cone] | [http://www.cityofcrosbyton.org/site/ Crosbyton] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrk02 Kalgary] | [http://www.cityoflorenzo.org/ Lorenzo] | [http://www.cityofralls.org/ Ralls]  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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===== Early Day Burials  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#lonely Lost and Lonely Grave]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#goathead Goat Head Hill Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#indian Indian Burials]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#Military Military Graves]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#Rock Historic Rock House Cemete]
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===== Early Cemeteries  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cone/cemetery.htm Cone Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/emma/cemetery.htm Emma Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/estacado/map.htm Estacado Cemetery]
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===== City Cemeteries  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/crosbyton/cemetery.htm Crosbyton Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemetery/mtzion_cemetery.htm Crosbyton Mt. Zion Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/lorenzo/cemetery.htm City of Lorenzo Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemetery/mt.pleasant.htm Lorenzo&nbsp;West Side Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/ralls/cemetery.htm Ralls Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/crosby/crostoc.htm Crosby County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/crosby.html Crosby County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Tombstone Project
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2573 FindAGrave] - transcriptions and photographs
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''A History of Crosby County 1876-1977'', A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91041/m1 Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*''A History of Crosby County 1876-1977'', A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91041/m1 Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.  
*''Through the Years: A History of Crosby County,'' 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
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*''Through the Years: A History of Crosby County,'' 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/books.htm Book References]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcottle/ Crosby County Photographs] - TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/maps.htm Crosby County Map]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/maps.htm Crosby County Map]  
*[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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/military/military_records.htm Crosby County Military Records]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/military/military_records.htm Crosby County Military Records]  
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Crosby}}
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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://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.  
*[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/1320964Texas 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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Crosby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Crosby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Crosby County Courthouse
PO Box 218
Crosbyton, TX 79322
Phone: 806.675.2334 

County Clert has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court records from 1887 and
land records from 1886; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.

Parent County

1876--Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seats: Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. [2][3]

Three County Seats During History of County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.[4]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cone | Crosbyton | Kalgary | Lorenzo | Ralls

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Early Day Burials
Early Cemeteries
City Cemeteries



Church

Court

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

  • A History of Crosby County 1876-1977, A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.
  • Through the Years: A History of Crosby County, 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
  • Book References
  • Crosby County Photographs - TXGenWeb

Maps

Military

Crosby County Military Records

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crosby County, Texas 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

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 or ordered electronically online

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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 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. Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.
  4. GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889