San Jacinto County, Texas

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

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Contents

Quick Dates

San Jacinto County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903  1870    1880  1851  1876 

County Courthouse

1915--On 30 March 1915 the wooden courthouse burned.

San Jacinto County Courthouse
PO Box 669
Cold Spring, TX 77331
Phone: 936.653.2324 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1888,
land and probate records from 1800’s, military discharge records
from 1919 & court records from 1907; District Clerk has divorce records[1] 

History

The first post office was established in 1847.

Parent County

1870--San Jacinto County was created 13 August 1869 from Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, and Walker Counties. County seat: Coldspring [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 6,186
1890 7,360 19.0%
1900 10,277 39.6%
1910 9,542 −7.2%
1920 9,867 3.4%
1930 9,711 −1.6%
1940 9,056 −6.7%
1950 7,172 −20.8%
1960 6,153 −14.2%
1970 6,702 8.9%
1980 11,434 70.6%
1990 16,372 43.2%
2000 22,246 35.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.









Church

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 San Jacinto 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 TXGenWeb site.

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as San Jacinto 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 or ordered electronically online

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Jacinto County, Texas. Page 673 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).