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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Sutton County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Sutton County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Sutton 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>
  
 
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Sonora
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Sutton-County-Texas-Courts.htm Sutton County Courthouse]<br>300 East Oak Street Suite 3<br>Sonora, TX 76950 <br>Phone: 915.387.3815  
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.sutton.tx.us/ Sutton County Courthouse]<br>300 East Oak Street Suite 3<br>Sonora, TX 76950 <br>Phone: 915.387.3815  
  
 
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records,&nbsp;<br>from 1891<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sutton County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records,&nbsp;<br>from 1891<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sutton County, Texas. Page 674 {{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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300 E. Oak Ste 3<br>Sonora 76950<br>Phone: 325-387-3815<br>
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==== Sutton 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" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first white settlement was at Fort Terrett in 1852.  
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'''1852--''' The first white settlement was at Fort Terrett in 1852.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1887--'''Sutton County was created 1 April 1887 from [[Crockett County, Texas|Crockett]] County. '''County seat:''' Sonora <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1887--'''Sutton County was created 1 April 1887 from [[Crockett County, Texas Genealogy|Crockett]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Sonora <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crockett County, Texas|Crockett]]  
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[[Crockett County, Texas Genealogy|Crockett]] {{•}} [[Edwards County, Texas Genealogy|Edwards]] {{•}} [[Kimble County, Texas Genealogy|Kimble]] {{•}} [[Menard County, Texas Genealogy|Menard]] {{•}} [[Schleicher County, Texas Genealogy|Schleicher]] {{•}} [[Val Verde County, Texas Genealogy|Val Verde]]  
*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]  
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<center>{{TX SUTTON County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Kimble County, Texas|Kimble]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Menard County, Texas|Menard]]  
 
*[[Schleicher County, Texas|Schleicher]]  
 
*[[Val Verde County, Texas|Val Verde]]
 
  
== 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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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2737 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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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/Wtx/Sutton/ListSutton.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txsutton/1890.html 1890 Veteran's Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txsutton/1900/1900.html 1900 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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|1890= 658
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|1900= 1727
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|1910= 1569
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|1920= 1598
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|1930= 2807
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|1940= 3977
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|1950= 3746
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|1960= 3738
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|1970= 3175
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|1980= 5130
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|1990= 4135
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|2000= 4077
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|2010= 4128
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txsutton/1890.html '''1890''' Veteran's Census] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txsutton/1900/1900.html '''1900''' Census] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[https://www.dioceseofbmt.org/ Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/sutton.htm 1895 Atlas&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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[[Image:Txsutton.jpg|400px|Txsutton.jpg]] <br> <br>
*[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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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/sutton.htm '''1895''' Atlas] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/vitals/early/draft.txt WWI Draft Registrations]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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 '''$'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/military/civilwar/pensions/suttocsa.txt CSA Pensions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/military/civilwar/pensions/suttocsa.txt CSA Pensions] ~ TXGenWeb
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/vitals/early/draft.txt WWI Draft Registrations] ~ TXGenWeb
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Sutton}}
  
 
*[http://www.sonoratx.net/drn/contact.html Devil's River News]  
 
*[http://www.sonoratx.net/drn/contact.html Devil's River News]  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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  ====
  
*[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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{{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 $
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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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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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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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*'''1814-909 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''' [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 FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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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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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 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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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Sutton County Library<br>306 E Mulberry St<br>Sonora, TX 76950<br>Phone: (325) 387-2111  
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'''Haley Memorial Library and History Center'''<br>1805 W. Indiana Avenue<br> Midland, Texas<br>79701<br>Telephone Number: 432-682-5785<br> E-mail:[mailto:haley-mail@att.net haley-mail@att.net]<br> [http://www.haleylibrary.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Sutton County Historical Society'''<br>Miers Home Museum<br>307 E. Oak Street<br> Sonora, Texas 76950<br>Telephone Number: 325-387-5084 or 325-387-2248<br>E-mail:[mailto:schs@sonoratx.net schs@sonoratx.net]<br> [http://texaspecostrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/miers-home-museum#sthash.0TY6QKZM.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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The Museum archives copies of the local newspaper, The Devil's River News, from 1890 onward as well as a significant collection of vintage and historic photographs.
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'''Sutton County Library'''<br>306 E Mulberry St<br>Sonora, TX 76950<br>Telephone Number: 325-387-2111<br><br>
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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  
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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
  
==== Family History Centers<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 ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/suttotoc.htm Sutton County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/sutton/suttotoc.htm Sutton County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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.  
 
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United States
Texas
Sutton County


Guide to Sutton 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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Sutton County, Texas
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Facts
Founded April 1, 1877
County Seat Sonora
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Sutton County Courthouse
300 East Oak Street Suite 3
Sonora, TX 76950
Phone: 915.387.3815


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records, 
from 1891[1]

County and District Clerk

300 E. Oak Ste 3
Sonora 76950
Phone: 325-387-3815

Sutton County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1890 1890 1890 1890


History

1852-- The first white settlement was at Fort Terrett in 1852.

Parent County

1887--Sutton County was created 1 April 1887 from Crockett County.

  • County seat: Sonora [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Crockett  • Edwards  • Kimble  • Menard  • Schleicher  • Val Verde

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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

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves



Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890658
19001,727162.5%
19101,569−9.1%
19201,5981.8%
19302,80775.7%
19403,97741.7%
19503,746−5.8%
19603,738−0.2%
19703,175−15.1%
19805,13061.6%
19904,135−19.4%
20004,077−1.4%
20104,1281.3%

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 Sutton 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
Korean War

Newspapers

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

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

Haley Memorial Library and History Center
1805 W. Indiana Avenue
Midland, Texas
79701
Telephone Number: 432-682-5785
E-mail:haley-mail@att.net
Website

Sutton County Historical Society
Miers Home Museum
307 E. Oak Street
Sonora, Texas 76950
Telephone Number: 325-387-5084 or 325-387-2248
E-mail:schs@sonoratx.net
Website

The Museum archives copies of the local newspaper, The Devil's River News, from 1890 onward as well as a significant collection of vintage and historic photographs.

Sutton County Library
306 E Mulberry St
Sonora, TX 76950
Telephone Number: 325-387-2111


  • 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

  • Sutton County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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), Sutton County, Texas. Page 674 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).