Ellis County, Texas Genealogy

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The first settlement was in 1843.  
 
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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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'''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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Revision as of 18:21, 6 February 2009

United States  > Texas > Counties E > Ellis County

Contents

County Courthouse

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 [1]

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

Towns: Alma, Avalon, Boz, Forreston, Garrett, Italy, Milford, Oak Leaf, Palmer, Telico

Cities: 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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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