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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kent County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Kent County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Kent 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>
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county =Kent County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = 21 August
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| seat = Jayton
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| building address = Kent County Courthouse<br>PO Box 9<br>Jayton, TX 79528}}
  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms Kent County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 9<br> Jayton, TX 79528<br> Phone: 806.237.3881&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, land, <br>probate, military and court records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms Kent County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 9<br> Jayton, TX 79528<br> Phone: 806.237.3881&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, land, <br>probate, military and court records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''County and District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 9<br>Jayton 79528<br>Phone: 806-237-3881<br>
  
 
Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957.&nbsp; <br>  
 
Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957.&nbsp; <br>  
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Kent County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison<br>Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett<br>P. O. Box 9<br>Jayton, TX 79528<br>Phone: 806-237-3881<br>Fax: 806-237-2632&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html fee schedule]<br>[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/ Kent County Government Website]  
 
Kent County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison<br>Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett<br>P. O. Box 9<br>Jayton, TX 79528<br>Phone: 806-237-3881<br>Fax: 806-237-2632&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html fee schedule]<br>[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/ Kent County Government Website]  
  
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==== Kent 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|Marriage]]'''
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--''' Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892.<br>
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*'''County seat:'''<br>
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#'''1892-1954 -''' Clairemont<br>
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#'''1954-present -''' Jayton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kent, Clairemont|place|disp=Clairemont}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kent, Jayton|place|disp=Jayton}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crosby County, Texas|Crosby]]  
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[[Crosby County, Texas Genealogy|Crosby]] {{•}} [[Dickens County, Texas Genealogy|Dickens]] {{•}} [[Fisher County, Texas Genealogy|Fisher]] {{•}} [[Garza County, Texas Genealogy|Garza]] {{•}} [[King County, Texas Genealogy|King]] {{•}} [[Scurry County, Texas Genealogy|Scurry]] {{•}} [[Stonewall County, Texas Genealogy|Stonewall]]  
*[[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]]  
 
*[[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]]  
 
*[[Garza County, Texas|Garza]]  
 
*[[King County, Texas|King]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]  
 
*[[Stonewall County, Texas|Stonewall]]
 
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cemeteries.html Kent County Cemeteries] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2651 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+Kent+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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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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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Kent/ListKent.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cemeteries.html Kent County Cemeteries] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''Kent County and Its People,'' 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.  
 
*''Kent County and Its People,'' 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.  
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==== 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:Txkent.jpg|400px|Txkent.jpg]] <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/military.html Kent County Military Records] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.  
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*'''1838-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/military.html Kent County Military Records] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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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
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kent}}
 
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kent}}  
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Probate  ====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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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}} 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] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/births.html Kent County Births 1926-1945] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.  
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/marriages.html Kent County Marriages 1968-2002] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/deaths.html Kent County Deaths 1964-1999] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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.
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*'''1826-1945''' [http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/births.html Kent County Births 1926-1945] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - 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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===== 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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*'''1968-2002''' [http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/marriages.html Kent County Marriages 1968-2002] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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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/1320964 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.  
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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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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1964-1999''' [http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/deaths.html Kent County Deaths 1964-1999] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] (index) - Hidden Ancestors
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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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'''Kent County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 414<br>Jayton 79528<br><br>  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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== Websites  ==
 
 
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Kent|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes,
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*{{FHL|Texas Kent|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  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 16:16, 15 March 2017

United States
Texas


Kent County


Guide to Kent 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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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded 21 August, 1876
County Seat Jayton
Courthouse
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Address Kent County Courthouse
PO Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
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County Information

County Courthouse

Kent County Courthouse
PO Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
Phone: 806.237.3881 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, land,
probate, military and court records from 1876[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 9
Jayton 79528
Phone: 806-237-3881

Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957. 

Kent County Courthouse
County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison
Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett
P. O. Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
Phone: 806-237-3881
Fax: 806-237-2632   fee schedule
Kent County Government Website

Kent County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1892 1880 1892 1892


History

Parent County

1876-- Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892.

  1. 1892-1954 - Clairemont
  2. 1954-present - Jayton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1955--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.  The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.  No record loss. [3]

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar

Populated Places from the Kent County TXGenweb site.

Neighboring Counties

Crosby  • Dickens  • Fisher  • Garza  • King  • Scurry  • Stonewall


Crosby CountyDickens CountyKing CountyGarza CountyKent CountyStonewall CountyFisher CountyScurry CountyBorden CountyTX KENT.JPG

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


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

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


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Kent 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

Txkent.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kent 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

Kent County Genealogical Society
PO Box 414
Jayton 79528

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent County, Texas. Page 667 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. GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955
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