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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Wharton County'' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Wharton County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wharton County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = April 3
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== [[Image:Wharton County, TX, Courthouse IMG 1027.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Wharton County, TX, Courthouse IMG 1027.jpg]]County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.wharton.tx.us/ips/cms Wharton County Courthouse]<br> 100 E Milam Street PO Box 69<br> Wharton, TX 77488<br> Phone: 979.532.2381&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1857, land records from 1846, probate records from 1849, court records from 1909 and military records from 1919.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wharton County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1846--'''Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from&nbsp;Matagorda, Jackson, and&nbsp;Colorado Counties.'''County seat:''' Wharton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1846--'''Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from[[Matagorda County, Texas|&nbsp;Matagorda]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson,]] and&nbsp;[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado ]]Counties.'''County seat:''' Wharton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Boling | Danevang | East Bernard | El Campo | Glen Flora | Hungerford | Lissie | Louise | Wharton
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]
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*[[Brazoria County, Texas|Brazoria]]
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*[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]]
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*[[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]]
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*[[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]]
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*[[Matagorda County, Texas|Matagorda]]
  
 
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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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|1850 |1752
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|1860 |3380
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|1870 |3426
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|1880 |4549
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|1890 |7584
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|1900 |16942
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|1910 |21123
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|1920 |24288
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|1930 |29681
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|1940 |36158
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|1950 |36077
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|1960 |38152
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|1970 |36729
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|1980 |40242
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|1990 |39955
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|2000 |41188
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*''The Book of Wharton County, Texas'', 1926 by J. O. Graham.<br>
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*''A History of Wharton County'', 1964 by Annie Lee Williams. <br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw06 Wharton County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
  
 
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/wharton/places/1900map.htm Wharton County 1900] from the TXGenWeb site<br>
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwharto/WWII_Book/wwII_index.htm Men and Women of Wharton County in World War II] photos and information
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwharto/CSA_pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications filed in Wharton County]
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Wharton}}
  
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*[http://www.journal-spectator.com/index.shtml Wharton Journal Spectator ]<br>115 W Burleson St.<br>Wharton, TX 77488-5003
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*[http://www.leader-news.com/ El Campo Leader-News] <br>203 E Jackson St.<br>El Campo, TX 77437-4413
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*East Bernard Tribune<br>218 Dill Street<br>East Bernard, TX 77435<br>
  
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
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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.
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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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.whartonco.lib.tx.us/newsite/ Wharton County Library]<br>Central Branch - 1920 North Fulton <br>Wharton, Texas 77488
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194021&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Wharton&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/wharton Wharton County TXGenWeb Site] history, genealogy and general information about Wharton County.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Wharton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Wharton County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Wharton County Courthouse
100 E Milam Street PO Box 69
Wharton, TX 77488
Phone: 979.532.2381 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1857, land records from 1846, probate records from 1849, court records from 1909 and military records from 1919.[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Wharton County was created 3 April 1846 from Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties.County seat: Wharton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Boling | Danevang | East Bernard | El Campo | Glen Flora | Hungerford | Lissie | Louise | Wharton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 1,752
1860 3,380 92.9%
1870 3,426 1.4%
1880 4,549 32.8%
1890 7,584 66.7%
1900 16,942 123.4%
1910 21,123 24.7%
1920 24,288 15.0%
1930 29,681 22.2%
1940 36,158 21.8%
1950 36,077 −0.2%
1960 38,152 5.8%
1970 36,729 −3.7%
1980 40,242 9.6%
1990 39,955 −0.7%
2000 41,188 3.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.







Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

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 Wharton 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.

  • The Book of Wharton County, Texas, 1926 by J. O. Graham.
  • A History of Wharton County, 1964 by Annie Lee Williams.
  • Wharton County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wharton 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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

  • 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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wharton County, Texas. Page 676 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).