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The Almanac traces the origin of Liberty County to
its creation in 1836. It was organized in 1837, from the old
Mexican Municipality of Libertad, from which it takes its name.
The County Seat of Liberty County is Liberty, Texas.
Census Records are available for 1850-1880.
Deed Records date back to 1875; Marriage
Records, 1875; and Death Records, from 1903. [Source: Texas State Genealogical Society. "Stirpes",
Vol. 2, No. 2, June 1962, who accumulated the information from the
county Clerks of each county, as well as the Texas Almanac,
1961-62, Dallas, Tex.: A.H. Belo corp. 1961]
Liberty County, formed and organized
in 1836 in the new Republic of Texas, originally included all of the
future Tyler County and parts of what later became Hardin, Chambers,
San Jacinto, and Polk counties. Liberty was named county seat and
incorporated in 1837.
Sam Houston maintained two homes in the
area and purchased more than 20,000 acres of land within the
county's original boundaries.
Liberty County residents voted
422 to 10 for secession and contributed to several Confederate units
in the Civil War. The Liberty Invincibles, organized in 1861, were
later Company F of the Fifth Regiment of Texas Volunteers.
1871 steamboat travel resumed when the Trinity River Navigation
Company, with headquarters at Liberty, incorporated to run
steamboats from that city to Galveston. United States government
assistance for making the Trinity more navigable came after 1880,
and by 1940 a total of 236 miles of waterway had been
Cities and Towns
Ames * Cleveland * Daisetta * Dayton * Dayton Lakes *
Hardin * Kenefick * Liberty * North Cleveland * Plum
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Church Histories / Records
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August 2014: Obit:
GORDON - Transcribed by MKK
Military Records added:
Vietnam War Casualties, Korean Conflict Casualties, WWII
Honor List, Fatal Casualties 1950-2005
added: Simon DeBlanc, Infant Burch, Zona Moore,
Mildred Andress, Eugene White, Ben Freiza. William
Hardin, Ellen Partlow, Hugh Washington, W. B. Duncan, W.
K. Waul, Archie Overton, Charles Carlos, P. J. Carroll,
Thomas Carraway, Mrs. Clark
added: Williams-Llewellyn, Perdue-Stiles,
news: Cannon bigamy, Robinson hung,
Overton Nugent murdered, Chillers Banks hung, Dr. Lovatt
shot, Senator Matthews arrested, Whitmire charged,
Praytor murder case, Bebee horse
Visiting news: Many happenings
Military news: Dr. DeLoffre
Fire news: Fire at
Misc. news: Runaways,
Captures, Candidate for general, Load of rice, Texas
annexation, Sheriff resigned
added: Ed Kiam
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