Grimes County, Texas

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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesCemetery.html Grimes County TXGenWeb Cemeteries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Large listing with many transcriptions and photos  
 
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/grimes.html Texas Tombstone Project for Grimes County]  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/grimes.html Texas Tombstone Project for Grimes County]  

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Guide to Grimes County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Grimes County Courthouse
PO Box 209
Anderson, TX 77830
Phone: 409.873.2111

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903, marriage and probate records from 1848 and land records from 1843[1]




  • Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.



History

Parent County

1846--Grimes County was created 6 April 1846 from Montgomery County. County seat: Anderson [2]

Boundary Changes

1853 -- Madison County was carved out of northern Grimes County.

1873 -- Waller County was formed from territory in the southern part of Grimes County.[3]

Record Loss

1848--County records were destroyed by fire in late 1848.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Towns and Cities:  Anderson  |  Bedias |  Iola  |  Navasota |  Todd Mission 
  • Unincorporated Areas:  Courtney | Plantersville | Richards | Roan's Prairie | Shiro | Singleton | Stoneham

Neighboring Counties

Resources 

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


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Individual Cemeteries

BillionGraves

Census

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

Events

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 Grimes 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.

  • Grimes County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • History of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office
  • Surnames of Grimes County Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Historical Markers of Grimes County Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Grimes County Biographies Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Grimes County Historic Homes Grimes County TXGenWeb

    Books about Local History
  • Early History of Grimes County, 1930, by E. L. Blair.
  • History of Grimes County, Land of Heritage and Progress, 1982, by Grimes County Historical Commission.
  • Saga of Anderson - The Proud Story of a Historic Texas Community, 1957, by Irene Taylor Allen.
  • My Hometown: the Bedias Story, by Wallace Davis, 1953, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston
  • The Honor Roll of Grimes County, A tribute to men from Grimes County, Texas who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War I.
  • Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas, Worth S. Ray, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., January 1995
  • Baptist Churches of Grimes County, by Joseph Eugene Boulet, 1936-37, Anderson
  • The History and Burial Records of Stoneham Cemetery, Stoneham, Texas, compiled by Frances and Lois Stoneham, 1980

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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

  • Navasota Public Library
    1411 E. Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868;
    (936)825-6744
  • Horlock House History Center
    1215 East Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grimes County, Texas. Page 665 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. Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11