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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
Soil - light sandy, rich black land.
Industries: fruit and truck, growing, farming.
all manner of east Texas fruits and vegetables, cotton, corn and
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,
Has newspaper. Industry, lumber and cotton.
Tel., W. U. Express. (Source: Encyclopedia
of Texas, by Ellis A. Davis, Dallas, Tex., 1922, page
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.
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.]
Doucette * Fred * Hillister * Spurger * Warren
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Family Bibles and
- Website Updates:
- Dec 2014: Mil:
Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
- Sept 2014: 1914
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
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,
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