Motley County, Texas Genealogy

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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/cemeteries/EastMound.htm East Mound Cemetery] - transcription  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/cemeteries/EastMound.htm East Mound Cemetery] - transcription  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/motley.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project.] - Motley County Page.  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/motley.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project.] - 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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==== Census  ====
 
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/tx/motley/1880/ed185-pg507d.txt 1880 Census Transcription]  ~  USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/tx/motley/1880/ed185-pg507d.txt 1880 Census Transcription]  ~  USGenWeb Census Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/1900surname.htm 1900 Census Surname Index]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/1900surname.htm 1900 Census Surname Index]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/1910headofhous.htm 1910 Census Partial Index]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/1910headofhous.htm 1910 Census Partial Index]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/CWpension_apps.htm Motley County Confederate Pension Applications]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/CWpension_apps.htm Motley County Confederate Pension Applications]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/military.htm Motley County Veterans]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/military.htm Motley County Veterans]  ~  Motley County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm A Salute to Our Fallen Heroes] -  Honoring those who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm A Salute to Our Fallen Heroes] -  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]  -  Motley County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txmotley/Newspapers/index.htm Old Newspaper Clippings]  -  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]  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]   -   Historic Texas News Online
  
[http://mctribune.info/ Motley County Tribune]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~  Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]  ~  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 ] ~  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 ] ~  Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]  ~  Ancestry.com  (subscription)
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Contents

County Courthouse

Courthouse
P. O. Box 66
Matador, TX 79244-0066

(806) 347-2621

District Clerk
P. O. Box 66
Matador, TX 79244-0066

(806) 347-2621

County Clerk
P. O. Box 66
Matador, TX 79244-0066

(806) 347-2621

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. [1]

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.[2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas - Motley County  -  USGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Maps

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

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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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)