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| building address = Titus County Courthouse<br>100 West 1st Street Suite 204<br>Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455}}
 
| building address = Titus County Courthouse<br>100 West 1st Street Suite 204<br>Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455}}
  
== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
==== Description ====   
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====Description====   
  
The County was named for Andrew Jackson Titus, an early settler.  The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Titus, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_County,_Texas.'' accessed 11/26/2019</ref>  
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The County was named for Andrew Jackson Titus, an early settler.  The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Titus, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_County,_Texas<nowiki/>.'' accessed 11/26/2019''</ref>  
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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====County Courthouse====
  
 
[http://www.co.titus.tx.us/ Titus County Courthouse]<br> 100 West 1st Street Suite 204<br> Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455<br> Phone: 903.577.6796<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage death, land,<br> probate, court and military records from 1895;<br> District Clerk has divorce records from 1895<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Titus County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.titus.tx.us/ Titus County Courthouse]<br> 100 West 1st Street Suite 204<br> Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455<br> Phone: 903.577.6796<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage death, land,<br> probate, court and military records from 1895;<br> District Clerk has divorce records from 1895<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Titus 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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Titus County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Titus County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Titus County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
 
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== History ==
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==History==
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1846--'''Titus County was created 11 May 1846 from [[Bowie County, Texas Genealogy|Bowie]] and [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]] Counties.<br>
 
'''1846--'''Titus County was created 11 May 1846 from [[Bowie County, Texas Genealogy|Bowie]] and [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Mount Pleasant <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*'''County seat:''' Mount Pleasant <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
'''1895--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in September 1895.  
 
'''1895--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in September 1895.  
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==Places / Localities==
  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
  
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Titus, Bridges Chapel|place|disp=Bridges Chapel}}  
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Titus, Bridges Chapel|place|disp=Bridges Chapel}}
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Titus, Green Hill|place|disp=Green Hill}}  
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Titus, Green Hill|place|disp=Green Hill}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Titus, Mt. Pleasant|place|disp=Mt. Pleasant}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Titus, Mt. Pleasant|place|disp=Mt. Pleasant}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Texas.hometownlocator.com/tx/Titus Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Titus County, Texas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_County,_Texas,
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Texas.hometownlocator.com/tx/Titus Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Titus County, Texas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_County,_Texas,
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
 
[[Camp County, Texas Genealogy|Camp]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Morris County, Texas Genealogy|Morris]] {{•}} [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]]
 
[[Camp County, Texas Genealogy|Camp]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Morris County, Texas Genealogy|Morris]] {{•}} [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]]
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
 
*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/obits.htm Titus County Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/obits.htm Titus County Obituaries]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
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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 Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|491705|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |{{FHL|491705|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Titus-County?id=county_2744 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Titus-County?id=county_2744 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/titus-tx-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.linkpendium.com/titus-tx-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Titus+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Titus+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/titus.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/titus.html Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ BillionGraves (name)]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search#/ BillionGraves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Titus/ListTitus.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Titus/ListTitus.html Cemeteries of TX]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/titus/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/titus/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/titus/titus-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://texascemeteries.org/titus/titus-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=225 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=225 TX Gravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393327&reqParentsLabel=Titus%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393327&reqParentsLabel=Titus%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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==== Family Group Sheets ====
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====Family Group Sheets====
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/fgs.htm Titus County Family Group Sheets]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/fgs.htm Titus County Family Group Sheets]
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
{{US Census population
 
{{US Census population
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==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
 
{{TX Church Intro}}
 
{{TX Church Intro}}
 
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<br>
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393327&reqParentsLabel=Titus%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393327&reqParentsLabel=Titus%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
==== Land ====
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====Land====
  
 
{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
  
 
{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Titus County}}}}  
 
{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Titus County}}}}  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393327&reqParentsLabel=Titus%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393327&reqParentsLabel=Titus%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
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[https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/MPAN/ Mount Pleasant area newspapers] are available online through The Portal to Texas History.
  
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Titus}}  
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[https://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?fq=str_title_serial:%22The%20Northern%20Standard%22 ''The Northern Standard'' (Clarkesville, Texas)] has earlier issues available online which may include Titus County, Texas news.{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Titus}}  
  
==== Probate ====
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====Probate====
  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*'''1846-1910''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/texas-county-tax-rolls-1846-1910 Texas, County Tax Rolls 1846-1910] at findmypast ($) — index and images
 
*'''1846-1910''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/texas-county-tax-rolls-1846-1910 Texas, County Tax Rolls 1846-1910] at findmypast ($) — index and images
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/vitals.htm Titus County Vital Records]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/vitals.htm Titus County Vital Records]
  
===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
 
*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
 
*'''1926-1995''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10008/texas-births-1926-1995?s=275764761 Texas Births, 1926 - 1995] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*'''1926-1995''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10008/texas-births-1926-1995?s=275764761 Texas Births, 1926 - 1995] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
===== Marriage =====
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=====Marriage=====
  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
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*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas County Marriages 1966-2005 (index)] - Hidden Ancestors<br>  
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas County Marriages 1966-2005 (index)] - Hidden Ancestors<br>
 
*'''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
 
*'''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
 
*'''1966-2016''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10069/texas-marriages-divorces?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=dec19secondhalf&utm_content=dec19secondhalf Texas Marriages and Divorces] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*'''1966-2016''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10069/texas-marriages-divorces?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=dec19secondhalf&utm_content=dec19secondhalf Texas Marriages and Divorces] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324 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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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324 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.
*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>  
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/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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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/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.
 
*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Divorce =====
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=====Divorce=====
  
*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1966-2016''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10069/texas-marriages-divorces?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=dec19secondhalf&utm_content=dec19secondhalf Texas Marriages and Divorces] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*'''1966-2016''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10069/texas-marriages-divorces?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=dec19secondhalf&utm_content=dec19secondhalf Texas Marriages and Divorces] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==Societies and Libraries==
  
 
'''Mt. Pleasant Public Library'''<br> 213 North Madison<br> Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455<br> Telephone Number: 903-575-4180<br><br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/titus-county/#sthash.MX0kb5i0.dpuf genealogyinc]<br><br>  
 
'''Mt. Pleasant Public Library'''<br> 213 North Madison<br> Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455<br> Telephone Number: 903-575-4180<br><br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/titus-county/#sthash.MX0kb5i0.dpuf genealogyinc]<br><br>  
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
*{{FHL|Texas Titus|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
 
*{{FHL|Texas Titus|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/index.htm TXGenWeb Titus County]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/titustx/index.htm TXGenWeb Titus County]
  
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Guide to Titus County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Titus County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Titus County
Location in the state of Texas, United States Genealogy
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 11, 1846
County Seat Mount Pleasant
Courthouse
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Address Titus County Courthouse
100 West 1st Street Suite 204
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Andrew Jackson Titus, an early settler. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Titus County Courthouse
100 West 1st Street Suite 204
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455
Phone: 903.577.6796

County Clerk has birth, marriage death, land,
probate, court and military records from 1895;
District Clerk has divorce records from 1895[2]

County Clerk

100 West First Street Suite 204
Mt. Pleasant 75455
Phone: 903-577-6796
Fax: 903-576-5048

District Clerk

105 West 1st
Mt. Pleasant 75455
Phone: 903-577-6724

Titus County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903.
General compliance by the 1930s.


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1846--Titus County was created 11 May 1846 from Bowie and Red River Counties.

  • County seat: Mount Pleasant [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1895--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in September 1895.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Camp  • Franklin  • Morris  • Red River

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
BillionGraves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
BillionGraves TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb FamilySearch Places
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Family Group Sheets[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,636
18609,648165.3%
187011,33917.5%
18805,959−47.4%
18908,19037.4%
190012,29250.1%
191016,42233.6%
192018,12810.4%
193016,003−11.7%
194019,22820.2%
195017,302−10.0%
196016,785−3.0%
197016,702−0.5%
198021,44228.4%
199024,00912.0%
200028,11817.1%
201032,33415.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church[edit | edit source]

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.



List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Titus 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[edit | edit source]

Red River CountyMorris CountyCamp CountyFranklin CountyTX TITUS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Mount Pleasant area newspapers are available online through The Portal to Texas History.

The Northern Standard (Clarkesville, Texas) has earlier issues available online which may include Titus County, Texas news.Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Titus County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records of Texas, United States Genealogy 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[edit | edit source]

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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Mt. Pleasant Public Library
213 North Madison
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455
Telephone Number: 903-575-4180

genealogyinc

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Titus, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_County,_Texas. accessed 11/26/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Titus County, Texas. Page 674 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Titus County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Titus County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_County,_Texas, Last accessed 26 August 2019.