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Tyler County

Tyler county was created and organized in 1846 from Liberty County and was named for President John Tyler, the tenth President  of the United States.

 County seat, Woodville; area, 925 square miles; located in east Texas; created and organized, 1846.

Surface: high and rolling in northern part, level plain in the southern portion;
Soil -  light sandy, rich black land. Industries: fruit and truck, growing, farming.  
Products: all manner of east Texas fruits and vegetables, cotton, corn and other staples.
Transportation: T. & O., M. K. & T. and the W. & C. P. Rys. Natural resources: sandstone and brick clay, traces of oil.
Towns, Warren, Rockland, Doucett.  (Encyclopedia of Texas, by Ellis A. Davis, Dallas, Tex., 1922, page 184) 

Woodville - Judical seat of Tyler County; pop., 785. 55 miles from Beaumont, on the T. & N. O. Ry. Banks, Tyler County State, Woodville State.
Has newspaper. Industry, lumber and cotton. Tel., W. U. Express.   (Source: Encyclopedia of Texas, by Ellis A. Davis, Dallas, Tex., 1922, page 165)

Census Records are available for 1850-1880. Marriage Records go back to about 1840.    Death Records are not very complete until around early 1920's.    Deed Records go back to 1846.
[Source: Texas State Genealogical Society. Stirpes, Volume 2, Number 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]

Cities and Towns
Chester * Colmesneil * Ivanhoe * Ivanhoe North * Woodville *

[NOTE: Tyler county does not contain the city of Tyler, Texas which is located approximately 140 miles to the north in Smith County.]

Unincorporated Areas
Doucette * Fred * Hillister * Spurger * Warren *


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Website Updates:
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Sept 2014: 1914 County Description
Jan 2014: birth records for Tyler County 1904, death records, THO. FRANKLIN ABBOTT, SAM ADAMS,CALONIA SMITH, Almanac from 1883. News: Woodville in Historic Section, Misc tidbits, Tyler County Papers, Court news: Federal Grand Jurors,Tyler County Land & Lumber, Woodville Case, Bankruptcies, REYNOLDS vs DELAUGH, Crime news: shooting in Woodville, Lieutenant CHANCE, US Troops Besieged. News: Arrests by State Police - JOHN L. RIGSBY, VANC VICKERY, THOMAS REID, Tyler Springs-D.R. SMITH, Star Hotel-A.W. CADY, US Court recommendation-ACTON YOUNG, Admirable Sentiments, Tyler County School, Trustee's Sale J.S. WILLIAMS, Hon. EDWIN HOBBY, Sabine Pass, Murder east of Jasper -SONEY BLEWETT, Semi-civilized Indians, Porter & McMillian vs Burkett, Murphy & Scarborough, C.J. WILLIE. Tyler County History,  death notice: MRS. JOHN T. KIRBY. 1850 Census pgs 164-165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170. Court news: State vs ANDY MOY, MATT KIRK, Farmer's Alliance. Crime news: Death Sentenece Commuted ot Life Imprisonment, JERRY SHIRE. Community news: Cotton Crop, Surveying, Is Entitled to Cast-LEE BLOCKSHEAR, ALEX CRUNWELL, JUDGE PERRYNIX, Single Tax Advocates-DAVID RUSSELL, Senator Cooper-SAM BRONSON COOPER, MR. GORDON. Schools: Directory of High School Teachers, Education in Texas, Report of Rural School Division, State Aid Granted for Rural Schools. Biographies data index. marriage: JONATHAN STEWART-EMILY CLOUGH, JONATHAN JACKSON-MARTHA HARTGRAVES, community news: Passenger list-hotel arrivals-J.H. MCKINNEY, Charter Matters, Cooper for Delegate-R.H. COOPER, J.A. MOHNEY, Tyler County Republicans, Tyler County Mills-WM. CAMERON, The Masonic Hall, The Growth in Texas, GEORGE B. WANSBROUGH, JAMES STRAUGHN, Interest payments, Tyler County Populists-J.D. COLLIER, Sheriff ENLOE, Politics in Tyler County-Judge J.P. WEST; crime news: Fifty Dollars Reward-GEORGE W. WASHBURN, C.A. STEVENS; court news: County Officers-W.P. NICKS, Judge MARTIN DIAS, S.P. WEST, 2nd District Candidates-T.J. SCOTT, Tyler County Court Matters-JAMES L. KIRBY, Tyler County-L.F. CHESTER, J.A. MOONEY, M.R. CROW, D.P. ROCK. J.B.F. KINCAID, M.L. MACALISTER, H.A. CRUSE, W.S. SIMS, Woodville's New Courthouse; obits: L.J. RIGSBY; census 1850 pages 171, 172 173, 174; military: Tyler Co. TX 1890 Vet Census. census 1850 pages 175, 176, 177, 178, 179 ~ complete!; community news: Lumber Mills Sold, Played at Woodville, Historical Documents, Damage by LIghtning; obits: MARTIN DIES, SEWELL, PENNINGTON, HUNTER, STEPHEN P. WEST; marriages: HILL-LINDSEY; biographies: JOHN HENRY KIRBY, SAM BRONSON COOPER; community news - John H. Kirby' crime news - $100 Reward, Arrested in Tyler County' Obituaries - C.W. Holman's 4 yr old child, Miss Mattie Boyd; bios - John Henry Kirby, Thomas Cullee Mann, W.M. Mann, Cullee Mann, Samuel Edward Mann, Thomas Clifton Mann, Bessie May, Ida Moore, John Thomas Kirby, James Kirby, Elizabeth (Longino) Kirby, Edmund Kirby, Mary Shepherd, John Thomas Longino, Mary (Ranson) Longino, Lucillus Longellus, Houston Longino, Sarah (Payne) Kirby, James L. Kirby, Lee Weathersby, W.W. Fortenberry, Aurelia Burch, William Morgan MaGee, Samuel MaGee, Toliver MaGee, Claiborn MaGee, Emily (MaGee) Moore, Felix MaGee, Newton MaGee. Bluford MaGee. John W. Willson, Dr. Stephen P. Willson, Hiram A. Willson, Sam A. Willson, Sam Houston, Frank Willson, Olive (Peters) Willson, Estelle Barnes
Nov. 2013: obits for HARRINGTON, KINCAID, FURLONG; Gossip news for JONES, ROBERTS, WEBB; Sicklist news for KURKENDALL, BARCLAY; Community News re: WELDON and School closings; Woodville in 1893 (under "history); Court news re: THOMPSON; Crime news re: BELL, WATERS


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