Stephens County, Texas Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(added history intro)
(add probate intro)
Line 69: Line 69:
[ Obits] from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.  
[ Obits] from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.  
==== Probate ====
==== Probate ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
==== Taxation  ====
==== Taxation  ====

Revision as of 19:54, 27 March 2013

United States go to Texas go to Counties S go to Stephens County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records

Adopt-a-wiki page
Txgenweblogo.GIF This page adopted by:
TXGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today


County Courthouse

Stephens County Courthouse
200 West Walker
Breckenridge, Texas 76424
Phone: 254.559.3700

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1876, probate records from 1886
and land records from 1858; District Clerk has divorce
and court records[1]


The first white settler arrived in 1857.

Parent County

1858--Stephens County was created 22 January 1858 from Bosque County. It was originally called Buchanan County, until the name changed 17 December 1861. County seat: Breckenridge [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Cemeteries from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.




Local Histories

Local histories are available for Stephens County, Texas Genealogy. 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.


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


Civil War Confederate Pensions  WWI  WWII information from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.


Newspapers from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.


Obits from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.


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.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stephens County, Texas. Page 674 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).