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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Fisher County'' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Fisher County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}
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<br>Adopted by [http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty Fisher County TXGenWeb]
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [mailto:evancol@yahoo.com Jane Colmenares]
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== County Courthouse&nbsp; ==
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[http://www.co.fisher.tx.us/ips/cms Fisher County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 368<br> Roby, TX 79543<br> Phone: 915.776.2401 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and marriage records from 1903, <br>land records from 1886, probate and court records from 1920<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), F isher County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1876--'''Fisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Roby <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1876--'''Fisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Roby <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Fisher County&nbsp;is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a Secretary of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Fisher County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Fisher County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Hamlin
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Roby
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Rotan
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Jones County, Texas|Jones]]  
 
*[[Jones County, Texas|Jones]]  
 
*[[Kent County, Texas|Kent]]  
 
*[[Kent County, Texas|Kent]]  
*[[Mitchell_County,_Texas|Mitchell]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell]]  
 
*[[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]]  
 
*[[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]  
 
*[[Stonewall County, Texas|Stonewall]]  
 
*[[Stonewall County, Texas|Stonewall]]  
*[[Taylor_County,_Texas|Taylor]]
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*[[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/Bickerstaff.html Bickerstaff], William Lee
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/bowmanjw.html Bowman], Joseph Wylie
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/cranercsr.html Crane Sr]., Royston Campbell
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/fishersr.html Fisher], Samuel Rhoads
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/kieferjf.html Kiefer], J. Frank
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/martinwp.html Martin], William Patrick
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fishertx/records/bios/rectorray.html Rector], Ray
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/cemeteries-2 Cemetery Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/fisher.html USGW Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;Fisher County&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/fisherph.html USGW Archives Fisher County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=46 Find-A-Grave]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas
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==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1880 |136
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|1890 |2996
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|1900 |3708
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|1910 |12596
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|1920 |11009
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|1930 |13563
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|1940 |12932
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|1950 | 11023
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|1960 |7865
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|1970 |6344
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|1980 |5891
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|1990 |4842
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/churches Fisher County Churches]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/biographies Biographies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/family-records Family Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfisher/gallery/hist_pics/index.html Historical Photos]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/surnames Surnames]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/military/pension-applications Pension Applications]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty/home/military/casualties World War II&nbsp;Casualties]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Fisher County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Fisher}}
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Fisher County.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Birth Index 1903 - 1997]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Divorce Index 1968 - 2002]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Marriage Collection&nbsp; 1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2002]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Roby Library<br>106 NE 1st Street<br>Roby, TX 79543<br><br><br>Rotan Library<br>404 E. Sammy Baugh Avenue<br>Rotan, TX 79546<br>
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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  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193445&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Fisher&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Fisher|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Fisher County Courthouse
PO Box 368
Roby, TX 79543
Phone: 915.776.2401

County Clerk has birth, death and marriage records from 1903,
land records from 1886, probate and court records from 1920[1]

History

The first settlers arrived in 1876.

Parent County

1876--Fisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Roby [2]


Fisher County is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a Secretary of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Fisher County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fisher County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Hamlin

Roby

Rotan

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 136
1890 2,996 2102.9%
1900 3,708 23.8%
1910 12,596 239.7%
1920 11,009 −12.6%
1930 13,563 23.2%
1940 12,932 −4.7%
1950 11,023 −14.8%
1960 7,865 −28.6%
1970 6,344 −19.3%
1980 5,891 −7.1%
1990 4,842 −17.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.




















Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

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

Local histories are available for Fisher County, Texas. 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

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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fisher 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

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.

Societies and Libraries

Roby Library
106 NE 1st Street
Roby, TX 79543


Rotan Library
404 E. Sammy Baugh Avenue
Rotan, TX 79546

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • USGenWeb Project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), F isher 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).