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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Red River 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 R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Red River County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Red River County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Red River County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = March 17
 
| founded date = March 17
 
| seat wl = Clarksville
 
| seat wl = Clarksville
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| building image = TexasRedRiverCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Information ==
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==== Red River 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" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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==== County Courthouse ====
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[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms Red River County Courthouse]<br>200 North Walnut Street<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: 903.427.2401&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1845, probate and land records<br>from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red River  County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''County Clerk'''
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200 N. Walnut<br>Clarksville 75426<br>Phone: 903-427-2401
  
== County Courthouse <br>  ==
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'''District Clerk'''
  
[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms Red River County Courthouse]<br>200 North Walnut Street<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: 903.427.2401&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1845, probate and land records<br>from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red River  County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>&nbsp;  
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400 N. Walnut<br>Clarksville 75426<br>Phone: 903-427-3761<br>&nbsp;  
  
 
Red River County has had five courthouses.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas</ref> The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885.&nbsp; <br>  
 
Red River County has had five courthouses.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas</ref> The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885.&nbsp; <br>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05</ref> County seat:'''Clarksville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''  
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'''1836--'''Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05</ref><br>
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*County seat:'''Clarksville <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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==== 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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Red River, Bogata|place|disp=Bogata}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Red River, Clarksville|place|disp=Clarksville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Red River, Manchester|place|disp=Manchester}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]] County) | English | Maple  
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Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in [[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]] County) | English | Maple  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]]  
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[[Bowie County, Texas Genealogy|Bowie]] {{•}} [[Choctaw County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Choctaw County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Delta County, Texas Genealogy|Delta]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Hopkins County, Texas Genealogy|Hopkins]] {{•}} [[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]] {{•}} [[McCurtain County, Oklahoma Genealogy|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Morris County, Texas Genealogy|Morris]] {{•}} [[Titus County, Texas Genealogy|Titus]]  
*[[Choctaw County, Oklahoma|Choctaw County, Oklahoma]]  
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<center>{{TX RED RIVER County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]]  
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*[[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]]  
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*[[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]]  
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*[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]]  
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*[[Morris County, Texas|Morris]]  
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*[[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]
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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](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== 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|552252|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=2713 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+Red+River+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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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/RedRiver/ListRedRiver.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  =====
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/cems/cemlist.html Red River County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; photos and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/cems/cemlist.html Red River County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; photos and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1850census/1850census.html 1850 Census]
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1860census/1860census.html 1860 Census]
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|1850= 3906
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1870census/1870census.html 1870 Census]
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|1860= 8535
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Census]
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|1870= 10653
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1900census/1900census.html 1900&nbsp;Census]
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|1880= 17194
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1930cen/1930cen.html 1930 Census Index]
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|1890= 21452
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1890vets.html 1890 Union Veterans Census]
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|1900= 29893
 
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|1910= 28564
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|1920= 35829
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|1930= 30923
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|1940= 29769
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|1950= 21851
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|1960= 15682
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|1970= 14298
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|1980= 16101
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|1990= 14317
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|2000= 14314
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|2010= 12860
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1850census/1850census.html '''1850''' Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1860census/1860census.html '''1860''' Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1870census/1870census.html '''1870''' Census]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp '''1880''' Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1900census/1900census.html '''1900''' Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1930cen/1930cen.html '''1930''' Census Index]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1890vets.html '''1890''' Union Veterans Census]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''Gateway to Texas, History of Red River County,'' by Martha Sue Stroud.&nbsp; [http://www.red-river.net/stroud.htm Available from the author]  
 
*''Gateway to Texas, History of Red River County,'' by Martha Sue Stroud.&nbsp; [http://www.red-river.net/stroud.htm Available from the author]  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Txredriver.jpg|400px|Txredriver.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/rrmap.html Red River County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/rrmap.html Red River County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*''Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas,'' by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers. [http://home.earthlink.net/~samples88/dale.html Available from the authors]  
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====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 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*''Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas,'' by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers. [http://home.earthlink.net/~samples88/dale.html Available from the authors]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Red River}}
  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivobi.htm Red River County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivobi.htm Red River County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1838tax.html 1838 Tax List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/willbooka.html Index to Wills Book A]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/willbookb.html Index to Wills Book B]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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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 $
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1838tax.html '''1838''' Tax List] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/willbooka.html Index to Wills Book A] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/willbookb.html Index to Wills Book B] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== 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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===== Birth  =====
*[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://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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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>
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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&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record 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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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.''<br>''
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;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/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 Family Search 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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*'''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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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2011''' [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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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Red River County Public Library<br>307 N Walnut St<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: (903) 427-3991<br>[http://www.rrlibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Red River County, TX Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 516<br>Clarksville, TX 75426-2720<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Website]
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
Red River County, TX Genealogical Society<br>P. O. Box 516<br>Clarksville, TX 75426-2720<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Website]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivtoc.htm Red River County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivtoc.htm Red River County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/ Red River County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/ Red River County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
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Guide to Red River 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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Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Clarksville
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County Information


Red River County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1846 1850 1837 1838


County Courthouse

Red River County Courthouse
200 North Walnut Street
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: 903.427.2401 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1845, probate and land records
from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

County Clerk

200 N. Walnut
Clarksville 75426
Phone: 903-427-2401

District Clerk

400 N. Walnut
Clarksville 75426
Phone: 903-427-3761
 

Red River County has had five courthouses. [2] The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885. 

Red River County Government Website

  

History

Parent County

1836--Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. [3]

  • County seat:Clarksville [4]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Red River County border changes.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in Lamar County) | English | Maple

Neighboring Counties

Bowie  • Choctaw County, Oklahoma  • Delta  • Franklin  • Hopkins  • Lamar  • McCurtain County, Oklahoma  • Morris  • Titus

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Resources

African American

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,906
18608,535118.5%
187010,65324.8%
188017,19461.4%
189021,45224.8%
190029,89339.3%
191028,564−4.4%
192035,82925.4%
193030,923−13.7%
194029,769−3.7%
195021,851−26.6%
196015,682−28.2%
197014,298−8.8%
198016,10112.6%
199014,317−11.1%
200014,3140%
201012,860−10.2%

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Red River 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

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Red River County Public Library
307 N Walnut St
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: (903) 427-3991
Website

Red River County, TX Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 516
Clarksville, TX 75426-2720
Website

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

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), Red River County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).