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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas_County,_Missouri|Texas County]]''  
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Guide to '''Texas County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Texas County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = [[Houston, Missouri|Houston]]
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| building address = Texas County Courthouse<br> 210 N Grand Avenue; <br>Houston, MO 65483-1226<br>Phone: 417.967.2112<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Texas.htm '''Texas County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Texas County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.texascountymissouri.org/ Texas County Courthouse]<br>210 N Grand Avenue; <br>Houston, MO 65483-1226<br>Phone: 417.967.2112&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage records from 1855 and <br>land&nbsp;records from 1845; Clerk ciruit Court has divorce<br>and court recordsc from 1855; Associate Circuit Court<br>has probate records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Texas County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>Recorder of Deeds has marriage records from 1855 and land records from 1845; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1855; Associate Circuit Court has probate records from 1850.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Texas County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1843--'''Texas County was created 17 February 1843&nbsp;from [[Shannon County, Missouri|Shannon]] and [[Wright County, Missouri|Wright]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Houston. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Texas County went by the name of [[Ashley County, Missouri|Ashley County]] from 1843 to 1845.  
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'''1843''' Texas County was created 17 February 1843 from [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] and [[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy|Wright]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Houston. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Texas County went by the name of [[Ashley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ashley County]] from 1843 to 1845.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Texas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1860s'''  Courthouse was destroyed.<br>
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'''1881'''  Fire damaged the courthouse on February 12, 1881. <br>
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'''1930'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse on December 14, 1930.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Texas, Cabool|place|disp=Cabool}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Texas, Houston|place|disp=Houston}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dent County, Missouri|Dent]]  
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[[Dent County, Missouri Genealogy|Dent]] {{•}} [[Douglas County, Missouri Genealogy|Douglas]] {{•}} [[Howell County, Missouri Genealogy|Howell]] {{•}} [[Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy|Laclede]] {{•}} [[Phelps County, Missouri Genealogy|Phelps]] {{•}} [[Pulaski County, Missouri Genealogy|Pulaski]] {{•}} [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] {{•}} [[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy|Wright]]  
*[[Douglas County, Missouri|Douglas]]  
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{{MOTexas, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Howell County, Missouri|Howell]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Laclede County, Missouri|Laclede]]  
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*[[Phelps County, Missouri|Phelps]]  
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
*[[Pulaski County, Missouri|Pulaski]]  
 
*[[Shannon County, Missouri|Shannon]]  
 
*[[Wright County, Missouri|Wright]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/texas-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Texas County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website. <br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1503&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|483094|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1503 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texas.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Texas+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Texas&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/texas/texascem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/texas.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/texas.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=108 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20710&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=56&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/texas-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Texas County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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*''History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri'' at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE993939 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Motexas.jpg|right|400px|Motexas.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Texas_County Texas County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Texas_County Texas County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Texas County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Texas County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-texas-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Texas County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Texas County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Texas County, Missouri:
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Texas}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850 - 1855''' Texas County Marriage Index 1850-1855. Batch {{IGI|M515861}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1855 - 1882''' Texas County Marriage Index 1855-1882. Batch {{IGI|M515862}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1881 - 1885''' Texas County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515863}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1883'''  Texas County Death Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|B514629}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*Texas County Genealogical, and Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 12<br>300 South Grand Avenue<br>Houston, MO 65483<br>Phone: 417-967-3126
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Houston Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Houston Missouri Family History Center]] Hwy 63 &amp; E St, Houston, MO 65483 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Hwy+63+%26+E+St%2C+Houston%2C+MO+65483+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87da83f06cf3155f%3A0x8343c932c9bc0a4b!3m8!1m3!1d943005!2d-93.7268067!3d37.1843667!3m2!1i1350!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.3579632!4d-91.9204937 Location Map]
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*[[Mountain Grove Missouri Family History Center]] 3145 N Hwy 95, Mountain Grove, MO United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=3145+Missouri+95%2C+Mountain+Grove%2C+MO&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87d00ee270b3eecd%3A0x4087a8a99d2e4fe3!3m8!1m3!1d58832!2d-91.9551889!3d37.3191354!3m2!1i1127!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.1616578!4d-92.2627649 Location Map]
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:texas+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://texas.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/texas/texas.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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|}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Texas/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Texas/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/texas/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/texas-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Texas-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Web Sites  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203545&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Texas%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/texas-county-missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Texas Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Texas County"
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:54, 15 May 2017

United States
Missouri
Texas County

Guide to Texas County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Texas County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Houston
Courthouse
MissouriTexasCourthouse.jpg
Address Texas County Courthouse
210 N Grand Avenue;
Houston, MO 65483-1226
Phone: 417.967.2112
Texas County Website


County Information

Texas County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1855 1883 1850 1843 1870

County Courthouse


Recorder of Deeds has marriage records from 1855 and land records from 1845; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1855; Associate Circuit Court has probate records from 1850.[2]

History

Parent County

1843 Texas County was created 17 February 1843 from Shannon and Wright Counties. County seat: Houston. [3] Texas County went by the name of Ashley County from 1843 to 1845.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1860s Courthouse was destroyed.
1881 Fire damaged the courthouse on February 12, 1881.
1930 Fire destroyed the courthouse on December 14, 1930.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dent  • Douglas  • Howell  • Laclede  • Phelps  • Pulaski  • Shannon  • Wright

Texas CountyOregon CountyRipley CountyDent CountyPulaski CountyCrawford CountyCarter CountyLaclede CountyReynolds CountyPhelps CountyWashington CountyShannon CountyIron CountyCamden CountyMiller CountyWebster CountyWright CountyOzark CountyTaney CountyDouglas CountyMaries CountyHowell CountyMOTexas.JPG

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Texas County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri 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 date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Texas County, Missouri 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 Missouri Local Histories.

Maps

Motexas.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Texas County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Texas County, Missouri:

- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

  • Texas County Genealogical, and Historical Society
    P.O. Box 12
    300 South Grand Avenue
    Houston, MO 65483
    Phone: 417-967-3126

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



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
GenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Texas County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Texas County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Texas Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Texas County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Texas County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Texas County, Missouri. Page 406 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.