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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Crosby 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 C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Crosby County''<br>  
  
Guide to '''Crosby County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Crosby 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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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
{{TXDC}}
 
  
<br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Crosby County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-crosby.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = 21 August
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| seat = Crosbyton
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| building image = TexasCrosbyCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Crosby County Courthouse<br>PO Box 218<br>Crosbyton, TX 79322}}
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.co.crosby.tx.us/ips/cms Crosby County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 218<br> Crosbyton, TX 79322<br> Phone: 806.675.2334
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<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and&nbsp;court records from 1887 and <br>land records from 1886; District Clerk&nbsp;has&nbsp;divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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'''County Clerk'''
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201 W. Aspen Suite 102<br>Crosbyton 79322<br>Phone: 806-675-23347
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'''District Clerk'''
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201 W. Aspen Suite 207<br>Crosbyton 79322<br>Phone: 806-675-2071<br>
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[http://www3.historictexas.net/crosby-county/crosby-county-courthouses Crosby County Courthouse History]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Crosby County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.crosby.tx.us/ips/cms Crosby County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 218<br> Crosbyton, TX 79322<br> Phone: 806.675.2334&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clert has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and&nbsp;court records from 1887 and <br>land records from 1886; District Clerk&nbsp;has&nbsp;divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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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" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1887
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.  
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'''1877'''The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seats:''' Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seats:'''<br>
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#'''1886-1890-''' Estacado
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#'''1890-1910-''' Emma
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#'''1910-present-''' Crosbyton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.</ref>  
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/records/courthouse.html Three County Seats During History of County]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/records/courthouse.html Three County Seats During History of County]  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1889--'''Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889</ref>  
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'''1889--'''Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889</ref>&nbsp; The fire was contained and the courthouse was rebuilt.<ref>http://www3.historictexas.net/crosby-county/crosby-county-courthouses</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]]  
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[[Dickens County, Texas Genealogy|Dickens]] {{•}} [[Floyd County, Texas Genealogy|Floyd]]{{•}} [[Garza County, Texas Genealogy|Garza]] {{•}} [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}} [[Kent County, Texas Genealogy|Kent]] {{•}} [[Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy|Lubbock]] {{•}} [[Lynn County, Texas Genealogy|Lynn]] {{•}} [[Motley County, Texas Genealogy|Motley]]  
*[[Floyd County, Texas|Floyd]]  
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<center>{{TX Crosby County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Garza County, Texas|Garza]]  
 
*[[Hale County, Texas|Hale]]  
 
*[[Kent County, Texas|Kent]]  
 
*[[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]]  
 
*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]  
 
*[[Motley County, Texas|Motley]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|548276|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2573 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+Crosby+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22629&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=8&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Crosby/ListCrosby.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
===== Early Day Burials  =====
 
===== Early Day Burials  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/ralls/cemetery.htm Ralls Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/ralls/cemetery.htm Ralls Cemetery]
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/crosby/crostoc.htm Crosby County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/crosby/crostoc.htm Crosby County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/crosby.html Crosby County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Tombstone Project  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/crosby.html Crosby County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Tombstone Project
 
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2573 FindAGrave] - transcriptions and photographs
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2573 FindAGrave] - transcriptions and photographs
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/alpha.htm] Crosby County Alphabetical Obituary and Burial Index ]
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 82
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|1890= 346
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|1900= 788
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|1910= 1765
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|1920= 6084
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|1930= 11023
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|1940= 10046
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|1950= 9582
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|1960= 10347
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|1970= 9085
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|1980= 8859
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|1990= 7304
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|2000= 7072
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|2010= 6059
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|estyear=2014
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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''A History of Crosby County 1876-1977'', A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91041/m1 Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''A History of Crosby County 1876-1977'', A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91041/m1 Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''Through the Years: A History of Crosby County,'' 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.  
 
*''Through the Years: A History of Crosby County,'' 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/books.htm Book References]
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/crosby-county/crosby-county-history-1922 Crosby County History Written in 1922] at historictexas.net
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcottle/ Crosby County Photographs] - TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/books.htm Book References]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txcrosby.jpg|400px|Txcrosby.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/maps.htm Crosby County Map]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/maps.htm Crosby County Map]  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/military/military_records.htm Crosby County Military Records]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/military/military_records.htm Crosby County Military Records]
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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 '''$'''
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=====Mexican-American War=====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Crosby}}
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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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=====Civil War=====
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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 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Crosby}}  
  
 
==== 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  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964Texas 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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840 - 1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index)-  FamilySearch>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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://familysearch.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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] FamilySearch records collection
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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''
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch  
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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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*'''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]
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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*Crosby County Obituary and Burial Index can be found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/alpha.htm
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===== Divorce  =====
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Crosby County Historical Society'''<br>101 Main Street<br>Crosbyton 79322<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cchc.htm Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Crosby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Crosby|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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PO Box 218
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County Information


County Courthouse

Crosby County Courthouse
PO Box 218
Crosbyton, TX 79322
Phone: 806.675.2334

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court records from 1887 and
land records from 1886; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

201 W. Aspen Suite 102
Crosbyton 79322
Phone: 806-675-23347

District Clerk

201 W. Aspen Suite 207
Crosbyton 79322
Phone: 806-675-2071

Crosby County Courthouse History

Crosby County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1886 1880 1887 1887


History

1877The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.

Parent County

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

  • County seats:
  1. 1886-1890- Estacado
  2. 1890-1910- Emma
  3. 1910-present- Crosbyton [2][3]

Three County Seats During History of County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.[4]  The fire was contained and the courthouse was rebuilt.[5]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cone | Crosbyton | Kalgary | Lorenzo | Ralls

Neighboring Counties

Dickens  • Floyd • Garza  • Hale  • Kent  • Lubbock  • Lynn  • Motley

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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

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources
Early Day Burials
Early Cemeteries
City Cemeteries



  • [1] Crosby County Alphabetical Obituary and Burial Index ]

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188082
1890346322.0%
1900788127.7%
19101,765124.0%
19206,084244.7%
193011,02381.2%
194010,046−8.9%
19509,582−4.6%
196010,3478.0%
19709,085−12.2%
19808,859−2.5%
19907,304−17.6%
20007,072−3.2%
20106,059−14.3%

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Crosby 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.

  • A History of Crosby County 1876-1977, A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.
  • Through the Years: A History of Crosby County, 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
  • Crosby County History Written in 1922 at historictexas.net
  • Book References

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crosby County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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.

Online 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.

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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

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.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Crosby County Historical Society
101 Main Street
Crosbyton 79322
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 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).
  3. Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.
  4. GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889
  5. http://www3.historictexas.net/crosby-county/crosby-county-courthouses