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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
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. In 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
Family Bibles and Records
2014: Marriage News: DABNEY, DOBSON;
Gossip News: PARTLOW, PICKETT, CHAMBERS, MORRIS,
STEVENS, ELLIS, POLK, MCGINNIS, EATON
- Sep 2014
History: 1914 County Description
- Aug 2014:
Obit: GORDON - Transcribed by MKK
- Jan 2014;
Military Records added: Vietnam War
Casualties, Korean Conflict Casualties, WWII Honor
List, Fatal Casualties 1950-2005; Deaths 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; Marriages
Perdue-Stiles, Hastings-Whittington, Adair-Lester;
Crime news: Cannon bigamy, Robinson hung,
Overton Nugent murdered, Chillers Banks hung, Dr.
Lovatt shot, Senator Matthews arrested, Whitmire
charged, Praytor murder case, Bebee horse
thief,Visiting news: Many happenings from Devers;
Military news: Dr. DeLoffre to Philippines; Fire news:
Fire at Liberty (1909); Misc. news: Runaways,
Captures, Candidate for general, Load of rice, Texas
annexation, Sheriff resigned; Biographies added: Ed
Kiam; History: County history
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