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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bailey County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bailey County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Bailey County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}
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<br>Guide to '''Bailey County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. {{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}&nbsp;
 
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bailey County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-bailey.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat = Muleshoe
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| building image = TexasBaileyCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Bailey County Courthouse<br> 300 S 1st Street<br> Muleshoe, TX 79347-3621<br> Phone: 806.272.3044<br>[http://www.co.bailey.tx.us/ '''Bailey County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
{{TXDC}} [http://www.co.bailey.tx.us/ips/cms Bailey County Courthouse]<br>300 S 1st Street<br> Muleshoe, TX 79347-3621<br> Phone: 806.272.3044&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate and court records<br> from 1918 and land records from 1882; Distric Clerk&nbsp;has&nbsp;<br>divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bailey County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate and court records<br> from 1918 and land records from 1882; District Clerk&nbsp;has&nbsp;<br>divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bailey County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''County Clerk'''<br>300 South 1st Suite 200<br>Muleshoe, Texas 79347<br>Phone: 806-272-3044<br>Fax 806-272-3538<br>
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'''District Clerk'''<br>300 South 1st<br>Muleshoe, Texas 79341<br>Phone: 806-272-3165
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== County Information ==
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==== Bailey County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1919
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |19129
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1919
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Muleshoe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1876--'''Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Muleshoe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, (1812-1836). Peter James Bailey, Alamo defender, the son of Gabriel and Sabra (Rice) Bailey, was born in Kentucky in 1812. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas in company with Daniel W. Cloud and others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbes at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and were enrolled in the Texas army. Bailey and Cloud were members of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. They perished with David Crockett in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties. <br>  
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The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, (1812-1836). Peter James Bailey, Alamo defender, the son of Gabriel and Sabra (Rice) Bailey, was born in Kentucky in 1812. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas in company with Daniel W. Cloud and others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbes at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and were enrolled in the Texas army. Bailey and Cloud were members of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. They perished with David Crockett in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties. <br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]]  
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[[Cochran County, Texas Genealogy|Cochran]]{{•}} [[Hockley County, Texas Genealogy|Hockley]]{{•}} [[Lamb County, Texas Genealogy|Lamb]] {{•}} [[Parmer County, Texas Genealogy|Parmer]]{{•}} [[Roosevelt County, New Mexico Genealogy|Roosevelt County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Hockley County, Texas|Hockley]]  
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<center>{{TX Bailey County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Lamb County, Texas|Lamb]]  
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*[[Parmer County, Texas|Parmer]]  
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*[[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt County, New Mexico]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Bailey+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localProx.php?local=279167&locTGroup=Cemeteries&dist=15&distLbl=miles&searchStr=&parseMethod=&sec=0 Epodunk]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[[Bailey County, Texas#Cemetery|Bailey County, Texas Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Bailey County, Texas#Cemetery|Bailey County, Texas Cemeteries]]  
 
*USGenWeb volunteers have transcribed several cemeteries and burial plots in Bailey County, Texas, which can be searched at the [http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/bailey.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project].  
 
*USGenWeb volunteers have transcribed several cemeteries and burial plots in Bailey County, Texas, which can be searched at the [http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/bailey.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project].  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2528 FindAGrave] - cemetery transcriptions and photographs
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/muleshom.txt Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/muleshom.txt Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/bailey.txt Bailey County Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*B[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/bailey.txt ailey County Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/baileyboro.txt Baileyboro Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/baileyboro.txt Baileyboro Cemetery] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/bula.txt Bula Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/bula.txt Bula Cemetery]&nbsp; - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/enochs.txt Enochs Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/enochs.txt Enochs Cemetery] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/maple.txt Maple Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/maple.txt Maple Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/westcamp.txt WestCamp Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/cemetery/westcamp.txt WestCamp Cemetery] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/land/bailey.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/land/bailey.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txbailey.jpg|400px|Txbailey.jpg]] [http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/military/civilwar/pensions/bailecsa.txt Bailey County Confederate Pension Applications] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/military/civilwar/pensions/bailecsa.txt Bailey County Confederate Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bailey}}
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'''Off-line Newspaper Information''' <br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/vitals/marriages/ Bailey County Marriages ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840 - 1981''' {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/vitals/births/ Bailey County Births] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/vitals/births/ Bailey County Births] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/vitals/divorces/ Bailey County Divorces ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/vitals/marriages/ Bailey County Marriages ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://family*1search.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973]-FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch;Index to a variety of marriage records
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]-FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>  
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*'''1890 - 1976 '''[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.
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903 - 1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [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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===== Divorce =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/vitals/divorces/ Bailey County Divorces ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1968 - 2010 '''{{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbailey/ Bailey County TXGenWeb site]
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== Websites  ==
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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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bailey|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bailey|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/bailtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - transcriptions and photos  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bailey/bailtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - transcriptions and photos  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbailey/ TXGenWeb Bailey County] - transcripotions and information
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbailey/ TXGenWeb Bailey County] - transcripotions and information

Latest revision as of 19:55, 22 June 2016

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Guide to Bailey County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Bailey County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Bailey County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Muleshoe
Courthouse
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Address Bailey County Courthouse
300 S 1st Street
Muleshoe, TX 79347-3621
Phone: 806.272.3044
Bailey County Website
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County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate and court records
from 1918 and land records from 1882; District Clerk has 
divorce records[1]

County Clerk
300 South 1st Suite 200
Muleshoe, Texas 79347
Phone: 806-272-3044
Fax 806-272-3538

District Clerk
300 South 1st
Muleshoe, Texas 79341
Phone: 806-272-3165

County Information

Bailey County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919 19129 1900 1919 1919


History

The Texas Constitution of 1876 set aside three million acres of land to erect a new State Capitol. In 1879, Texas made a contract exchanging the three million acres, including Bailey County, for the construction of the present Capitol in Austin. The three million acres eventually became part of the sprawling XIT Ranch from which the Y-L and Muleshoe Ranches of Bailey County were formed in 1902. The first recorded cattle drive took place in 1882 when Tom Lynch drove his cattle from New Mexico to Spring Lake.

Muleshoe wasn't the first settlement in Bailey County. Hurley was the first and was located about three miles northwest of Muleshoe. Hurley was named for New Mexico political leader, Patrick J. Hurley[2]

Parent County

1876--Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Muleshoe [3]

The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, (1812-1836). Peter James Bailey, Alamo defender, the son of Gabriel and Sabra (Rice) Bailey, was born in Kentucky in 1812. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas in company with Daniel W. Cloud and others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbes at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and were enrolled in the Texas army. Bailey and Cloud were members of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. They perished with David Crockett in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bula | Enochs | Maple | Muleshoe | Needmore | Virginia City

Neighboring Counties

Cochran • Hockley • Lamb  • Parmer • Roosevelt County, New Mexico

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Cemeteries 

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Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19004
19103127,700.0%
192051765.7%
19305,186903.1%
19406,31821.8%
19507,59220.2%
19609,09019.7%
19708,487−6.6%
19808,168−3.8%
19907,064−13.5%
20006,594−6.7%
20107,1658.7%

Church

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  • Enoch

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.

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Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bailey 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.

Maps

Txbailey.jpg Texas Counties Map. TXGenWeb site.

Military

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Newspapers

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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.

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1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls 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

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Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

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Death

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Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bailey County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. TXGenWeb Bailey County http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbailey/history.html
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).