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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Motley County'' <br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Matador, TX 79244-0066
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(806) 347-2621
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== Quick Dates  ==
  
District Clerk<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Matador, TX 79244-0066
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Motley County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1891&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880&nbsp;
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
(806) 347-2621<br>
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[http://www.co.motley.tx.us/ips/cms Motley County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 66<br> Matador, TX 79244<br> Phone: 806.347.2621&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1891 <br>and land records from 1891 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Motley County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
County Clerk<br>P. O. Box 66<br>Matador, TX 79244-0066
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(806) 347-2621
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/cemeteries/EastMound.htm East Mound Cemetery] - transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/motley.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project.]&nbsp;- Motley County Page.  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/motley.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project.]&nbsp;- Motley County Page.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/cemeteries/EastMound.htm East Mound Cemetery] - Hidden Ancestors TXGenWeb Motley County.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/cemeteries/EastMound.htm East Mound Cemetery] - Hidden Ancestors TXGenWeb Motley County.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] - can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] - can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/ Political Graveyard] - Site tells where all of the dead politicians are buried.
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/ Political Graveyard] - Site tells where all of the dead politicians are buried.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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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 |24
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|1890 |139
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|1900 |1257
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|1910 |2396
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|1920 |4107
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|1930 |6812
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|1940 |4994
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|1950 |3963
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|1960 |2870
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|1970 |2178
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|1980 |1950
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|1990 |1532
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/tx/motley/1880/ed185-pg507d.txt 1880 Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/1900surname.htm 1900 Census Surname Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/1910headofhous.htm 1910 Census Partial Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbi33 Charlie David Bird]  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbi33 Charlie David Bird]  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca33 Henry Harrison Campbell]  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca33 Henry Harrison Campbell]  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fli30 Arthur G. Ligertwood]  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fli30 Arthur G. Ligertwood]
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'''Books About Local History'''
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<span id="1294772562518S" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell
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"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek
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"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/mapindex.htm Motley County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
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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://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/CWpension_apps.htm Motley County Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/military.htm Motley County Veterans]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm A Salute to Our Fallen Heroes] - &nbsp;Honoring those who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm A Salute to Our Fallen Heroes] - &nbsp;Honoring those who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/Veterans.htm Veterans] - A salute to those who served our county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/Veterans.htm Veterans] - A salute to those who served our county.  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/Newspapers/index.htm Old Newspaper Clippings]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/Newspapers/index.htm Old Newspaper Clippings]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Motley County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://mctribune.info/ Motley County Tribune]
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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
  
[http://mctribune.info/ Motley County Tribune]  
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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)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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 Marriages &nbsp;1966 - 2006]  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Marriages &nbsp;1966 - 2006]  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Divorces 1966 - 2006]
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Divorces 1966 - 2006]
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[http://www.motleycountychamber.org/ Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce]<br>828 Dundee St.<br>(Old Traweek Hospital)<br>P. O. Box 788<br>Matador, TX 79244<br>806-347-2968  
 
[http://www.motleycountychamber.org/ Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce]<br>828 Dundee St.<br>(Old Traweek Hospital)<br>P. O. Box 788<br>Matador, TX 79244<br>806-347-2968  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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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://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/index.html Motley County TXGenWeb]. &nbsp;History, vital statistics, biographies, photos, newspaper clippings, surnames, maps, obituaries and other Motley County information. &nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/index.html Motley County TXGenWeb]. &nbsp;History, vital statistics, biographies, photos, newspaper clippings, surnames, maps, obituaries and other Motley County information. &nbsp;  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/motley/motltoc.htm USGenWeb Motley County Archives]. &nbsp;Vital statistics, census information, cemetery transcriptions, photographs, land owners and more.<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/motley/motltoc.htm USGenWeb Motley County Archives]. &nbsp;Vital statistics, census information, cemetery transcriptions, photographs, land owners and more.<br>  
 
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/ Search for an Ancestor] - Family Search.
 
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/ Search for an Ancestor] - Family Search.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193814&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Motley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Motley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

Quick Dates

Motley County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903  1891    1880  1891  1891 

County Courthouse

Motley County Courthouse
PO Box 66
Matador, TX 79244
Phone: 806.347.2621 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1891
and land records from 1891 with some earlier[1]

 

 

History

The first settlers arrived in 1878. The first settlement was Matador in 1891.

Parent County

1876--Motley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Matador.

Named in honor of Dr. Junius William Mottley, 1811-1836, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and aide to General Rusk at the Battle of San Jacinto where he was mortally wounded. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1944--Motley County Courthouse, built about 1904, was destroyed by fire Sept 1944.  No vital records were lost, but some were damaged by water.[3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Flomot
  • Four Corners
  • Matador
  • Northfield
  • Roaring Springs
  • TeePee City
  • Whiteflat
  • White Star
  • Duchman Creek 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 24
1890 139 479.2%
1900 1,257 804.3%
1910 2,396 90.6%
1920 4,107 71.4%
1930 6,812 65.9%
1940 4,994 −26.7%
1950 3,963 −20.6%
1960 2,870 −27.6%
1970 2,178 −24.1%
1980 1,950 −10.5%
1990 1,532 −21.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas - Motley County  -  USGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Books About Local History

"The Early History of Motley County" by Harry H. Campbell

"Of Such As These, A History of Motley County and it's Families" by Eleanor Mitchell Traweek

"Interments In Motley County, Texas to March 1977" by Rita Groves

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Motley County Library
1105 Main Street
P.O. Box 557
Matador, TX 79244

Motley Co. Chamber of Commerce
828 Dundee St.
(Old Traweek Hospital)
P. O. Box 788
Matador, TX 79244
806-347-2968

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Motley County, Texas. Page 670 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. GenDisasters.com (http://www.gendisasters.com) Matador, TX Motley County Courthouse Fire, Sept 1944 (http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17519/matador-tx-courthouse-fire-sept-1944)