Ellis County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Ellis County'' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Ellis County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ellis County
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| county_map = Tx-ellis.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1849
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| founded date = December 20
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| seat wl = Waxahachie
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/ Ellis County Courthouse]<br> 115 W Franklin<br> Waxahachie, TX 75165<br> Phone: 972.923.5070 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, land,<br> probate, Military and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie, Texas and their website is http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first settlement was in 1843.
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1849--'''Ellis County was created 20 December 1849 from [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] County. '''County seat:''' Waxahachie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The Texas State legislature officially established Ellis County on December 20,1849. The county was named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1836. <br>
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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'''Cities and Towns:'''&nbsp;| Alma | Avalon | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Boz|subject|disp=Boz}}&nbsp;| Forreston | Garrett | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Italy|subject|disp=Italy}}&nbsp;| Milford | Oak Leaf | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Palmer|subject|disp=Palmer<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1233943724640_746" />}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Telico|subject|disp=Telico}} | Bardwell | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Ennis|subject|disp=Ennis}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Ferris|subject|disp=Ferris}}&nbsp;| Maypearl | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Midlothian|subject|disp=Midlothian}}&nbsp;| Ovilla | Pecan Hill | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Red+Oak|subject|disp=Red Oak}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Ellis%2C+Waxahachie|subject|disp=Waxahachie}}
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]
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*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]
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*[[Hill County, Texas|Hill]]
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*[[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]]
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*[[Kaufman County, Texas|Kaufman]]
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*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]
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*[[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Rootsweb-Ancestry [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txellis/cemetery/cemintro.htm Cemetery indexes] for Ellis County
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Gloria B. Mayfield [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Ellis/ListEllis.html Cemetery Indexes] for Ellis County
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Church  ====
 
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Ellis County, Texas, ''1972.
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*''Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County,'' 1892 (reprinted as Ellis County History, Fort Worth: Historical Publishers, 1972).&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth33018/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal To Texas History.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce04 Ellis County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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  ====
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*''The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War'', 1919. Book that details the World War I military service of the citizens of Ellis County, including photographs and biographies. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20203/m1/?q=history%20texas%20county Read the book online] at the Portal To Texas History.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{FHL|1103057|subject-id|disp=Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/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.
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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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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<br>Ennis Public Library<br>501 W Ennis Ave<br>Ennis, TX 75119<br>Phone: (972) 875-5360<br>[http://www.ennispubliclibrary.com/ Website]
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<br>Ferris Public Library<br>514 S Mabel St<br>Ferris, TX 75125<br>Phone: (972) 544-3696<br>[http://ferristx.booksys.net/ Website]
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<br>Ah Meadows Library<br>923 S 9th St<br>Midlothian, TX 76065<br>Phone: (972) 775-3417<br>[http://library.midlothian-isd.net/ Website]
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<br>Nicholas P Sims Library &amp; Lyceum<br>515 W Main St<br>Waxahachie, TX 75165<br>Phone: (972) 937-2671<br>[http://www.simslib.org/ Website]
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<br>Red Oak Public Library<br>200 Lakeview Pkwy<br>Red Oak, TX 75154<br>Phone: (469) 218-1230<br>[http://www.redoakpubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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[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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==== 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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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  
 
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Ellis County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Ellis County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 20, 1849
County Seat Waxahachie
Courthouse



Contents

County Courthouse

TexasEllisCourthouse.jpg

Ellis County Courthouse
115 W Franklin
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 972.923.5070

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, land,
probate, Military and court records[1]


The County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie, Texas and their website is http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/

History

The first settlement was in 1843.

 

Parent County

1849--Ellis County was created 20 December 1849 from Navarro County. County seat: Waxahachie [2]

The Texas State legislature officially established Ellis County on December 20,1849. The county was named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1836.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: | Alma | Avalon | Boz | Forreston | Garrett | Italy | Milford | Oak Leaf | Palmer | Telico | Bardwell | Ennis | Ferris | Maypearl | Midlothian | Ovilla | Pecan Hill | Red Oak | Waxahachie

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Rootsweb-Ancestry Cemetery indexes for Ellis County

Gloria B. Mayfield Cemetery Indexes for Ellis County


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Ellis County, Texas, 1972.
  • Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, 1892 (reprinted as Ellis County History, Fort Worth: Historical Publishers, 1972).  Read the book online from The Portal To Texas History.
  • Ellis County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War, 1919. Book that details the World War I military service of the citizens of Ellis County, including photographs and biographies. Read the book online at the Portal To Texas History.
  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries


Ennis Public Library
501 W Ennis Ave
Ennis, TX 75119
Phone: (972) 875-5360
Website


Ferris Public Library
514 S Mabel St
Ferris, TX 75125
Phone: (972) 544-3696
Website


Ah Meadows Library
923 S 9th St
Midlothian, TX 76065
Phone: (972) 775-3417
Website


Nicholas P Sims Library & Lyceum
515 W Main St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: (972) 937-2671
Website


Red Oak Public Library
200 Lakeview Pkwy
Red Oak, TX 75154
Phone: (469) 218-1230
Website

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.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Texas. Page 663 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).