Jones County, Texas Genealogy

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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Jones County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] County, but was not organized until 1881.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09</ref>
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'''1858--'''Jones County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] County, but was not organized until 1881.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09</ref>  
  
'''County seat:''' Originally, Jones City.&nbsp; The town's name was changed to Anson in 1882. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online:  Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09</ref>
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'''County seat:''' Originally, Jones City.&nbsp; The town's name was changed to Anson in 1882. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online:  Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Jones County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Jones County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Abilene (mostly in [[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]] county) | Anson | Avoca | Hamlin (partly in [[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]] county) | Hawley | Lueders (partly in [[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]] county) | Nugent | Stamford (partly in [[Haskell County, Texas|Haskell]] county)
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Abilene (mostly in [[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]] county) | Anson | Avoca | Hamlin (partly in [[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]] county) | Hawley | Lueders (partly in [[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]] county) | Nugent | Stamford (partly in [[Haskell County, Texas|Haskell]] county)  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txjones/jonescemeteries.html Jones County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txjones/jonescemeteries.html Jones County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/cemetery.htm Mount Hope Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives&nbsp;Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/cemetery.htm Mount Hope Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives&nbsp;Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/cemeteries/norham.txt North Hamlin Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/cemeteries/norham.txt North Hamlin Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/tx/jones/1880/index.htm 1880 County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/tx/jones/1880/index.htm 1880 County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[[Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX|Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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[[Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX|Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/military/civilwar/pensions/jonescsa.txt CSA Military Pension List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/military/civilwar/pensions/jonescsa.txt CSA Military Pension List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html Confederate Indigent Families List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html Confederate Indigent Families List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/military/1940-national.txt 1940 Texas National Guard Unit from Jones County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/military/1940-national.txt 1940 Texas National Guard Unit from Jones County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Jones County.
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) 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 Jones County.  
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/obits/obits.html Jones County Obituary Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/jones/obits/obits.html Jones County Obituary Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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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)
 
*[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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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/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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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  
 
[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jones/jonestoc.htm Jones County Archives<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298420275586_811" />]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jones/jonestoc.htm Jones County Archives<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298420275586_811" />]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txjones/ Jones County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txjones/ Jones County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
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Revision as of 21:44, 14 March 2012

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Jones County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Anson
Courthouse
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Address 1100 12th St # 2,
Anson, TX 79501
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Contents

History

The earliest settlement occurred in 1851 with the establishment of Fort Phantom hill, which was abandoned in 1854 and re-established in 1872.

Parent County

1858--Jones County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and Bosque County, but was not organized until 1881. [1]

County seat: Originally, Jones City.  The town's name was changed to Anson in 1882. [2] [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jones County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abilene (mostly in Taylor county) | Anson | Avoca | Hamlin (partly in Fisher county) | Hawley | Lueders (partly in Shackelford county) | Nugent | Stamford (partly in Haskell county)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

1880 County Census  ~  TXGenWeb

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Anson Public Library
1137 12th St
Anson, TX 79501
Phone: (325) 823-2711

Stamford Carnegie Library
600 E Mcharg St
Stamford, TX 79553
Phone: (325) 773-2532

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09