Compiled by WPA Workers **
Compiled by WPA Workers **
Because of the historical significance of this volume, detailed attention has been given to the colonial records found in this publication. Containing extant records from April 28, 1832 through February 20, 1837, this rich research resource begins with a brief history of Brazoria County, Texas followed by a potpourri of genealogical records. With everything from marriages to land records, estates, bonds, contracts, and probate actions, the inventory is divided into four groups on the basis of contents:
Once the file number, date, or claim number is know, additional information may be available from the Brazoria County Clerk.
- Land Records: Two Volumes: Record of Spanish Deeds and Transcribed Spanish Records
- Marriage Records: Bonds, Agreements, and contracts. Records begin in 1829 and end in approximately 1836.
- Estates: Cases probated or containing instruments prior to February 28, 1837.
- Court Records: Law Suits, Arrests, Probate Matters, etc.
** WPA Workers
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.
Table of Contents
- Historical Sketch of the Municipality of Brazoria
- Government Organization & Records System
- Housing, Care, and Accessibility of the Records
- List of Abbreviations & Symbols
- Records of Spanish Deeds
- Transcribed Spanish Records
- Marriage Records
- Probate Cases
- Court RecordsDocket for the Precinct of Victoria, Municipality of AustinList of Colonial Records Quoted
Docket, Jurisdiction of Brazoria
A General Docket of all the Suits Instituted Before the Primary Court of Jurisdiction of Columbia Since its Organization
File Docket, Jurisdiction of Columbia
Alcalde Court Papers
Brigham, F. from Mexican Government
Perry James F. from S.F. Austin
Jameson, Green B., 1826-1839. 95 papers in 1 container. Notice of probate, inventories, field notes, notices of survey, land grants, claims, accounts, receipts, personal letters, letters testamentary and other matters relating to estate. Contains verification of Jameson's death at the Alamo, March 6, 1836, as follows [continues].
... appeared before me Asa Brigham, Comisario J. Piedras and entered Complaint against a negroe man named William Chephas - said Piedras stated that bout fifty dollars had been stolen from him ... [continues]
Higgins, James -vs- B.A. Porter
Susan Breedlove -vs- John Thomas ... notice of suit issued on account of $5, February 6, 1834 ...
Surnames of Included In This Publication
ABBOT ABBOTT ABERNATHY ACLDWELL ADAMS AINSWORTH ALCONR ALDRETE ALEXANDER ALLEN ALMY ALPINE ALSBURY** AMITH ANATHONY ANDERSON* ANDREWS* ANGIER ANTHONY APLANE ARCHER ARCINIEGA ARNOLD ARYAN ASLBURY ASUTIN ATENNEL ATHOMAS ATHOMPSON AUSTIN** AYRES
BABCOCK BAILEY* BAIRD BAKER BARCLAY BARKER BARNET BARETT BARROW BARTLESON BATTLE BAXTER BEAN BELL BENNETT BENTER BERRY BETNER BETTNER BETTS BGARDINER BIBSON BIFFAM BIGGAM BIGGHAM BIGHAM BLAKE BLAKEY BOND BORDEN BOSEMAN BOSTWICK BOWEN BOWLS BOYCE BRADBURN BRADLEY BRADLY BRADY BREEDING BREEDLOVE BRENAN BREWSTER BRIDGES BRIGHAM BROWN** BUCKNER BULLOC BUNDICK BURGESS BURLESON BURNAP BURNET BURNETT BUSTAMANTE BUTLER BYRON
CABORN CADY CAGE CALDER CALDWELL CALVERT CALVET CALVIT* CAMPBELL CANDAY CAPLE CARSON CARTER CAVANAH CAYCE CAZNEAU CCALDER CHADOWIN CHAFFIN CHAMBERS CHANCE CHASE CHEPHAS CIDIR CLAPP CLARE CLARK CLEVELAND CLOKY CLOSKY CLOUD COCHRANE COLDRON COLES COLLINGSWORTH COLLINSWSORTH COTTEN COUNCEL COWAN COX CRAFT CRANE CROSBY CRUNCK CUMMING CUMMINGS CUNNINGHAM CURTIS
DAILEY DALE DAMON DANIELS DANNIELS DARST DAVIS DEAL DELGADO DEWITT DICHERSON DILLARD DINSMORE DOAN DODSON DONAHO DONALSON DOUGHERTY DOUGLAS DUKE DUNAHO DUPY DWYER
EARLY EASTON EATON ECKEL EDWARDS ELAM ELLER ELLIOTT ERWIN ESTES
FADDIN FAIRCHILD FANNIN FIELDS FISHER FITCHET FLETCHER FORSYTH FOSTER FOWLER FRAM FRANKLIN FREAM FREEMAN FULCHEAR FULLER
GALES GALLEHER GAMMEL GARZA GATES GAY GEORGE GIBSON GILLESPIE GILLET GOODALL GORBET GORDON GRAHAM GRANT GRAY GRAYSON GREEN GREGORY GREY GRIFFITH GROCE GTANT GUERRERO
HAALES HALE HALES HALEY HALL* HAMELTON HAMIALTON HAMILTON HARDIN HARRALSON HARRELL HARRINGTON HARRIS* HARRISON HARVEY HATCHER HAWKINS HAWKS HAYNES HEAD HEDDY HEFFERY HENDERSON HENDRICK HENRY HENSLEY HERNANDEZ HEWS HHOSKINS HICKS HIGGINS HILL HINCH HINDS HINTON HODGE HOIT HOLDERMAN HOLLEY HOLMES HOOD HOPPE HOSKINS HOWETH HOWTH HUGG HUGHES HUNTER HUSHING
JACK JACKSON JACOB JAMESON JEFERY JEFFERY JEWELL JEWETT JOHNSON JONES* JUNKER
KANADAY KANADY KEEP KELLER KELSEY KEMP KENADAY KERETT KIGANS KINCAID KINNY KLONNE KMASS KNIGHT KYRKENDALL
LACY LAMPKIN LARKIN LARRISON LASASSIER LAWRENCE LEAGUE LEE LESASSIER LEWIS LINDSEY LIPPENCOTT LITTLE. LOGAN LONG LOPER LOVEJOY LYNCH LYONS
MADERO MITCHELL MANSON MARSH MARSHALL MARTIN* MARTINEZ MATHER MATHRE MAXEY MAY MCCASHIN MCCASKLIN MCCLELLAN MCCLOSKEY MCCLURE MCCORMICK MCCRACKEN MCCROSKEY MCCROSKY MCDANIEL MCCONAL MCFARLAN MCGEE MCKINGHT MCKINNEY* MCKINSTRY MCKNIGHT MCMAHAN MCNEAL MCNEEL* MCNEIL MCNOEL MCSONAL MEEK MIATCHELL MILBURN MILLER MILLICAN* MILLS MILS MILTON MIMS MIRO MITCHELL MOORE* MORE MORSE MOSELEY MULDOON MUNSON MURPHY MYRICK
NAYLOR NCNEEL NEU NEWELL NICHOLS NIGHT NIXON NUGENT NYE
O'CONNER O'NEAL ORGAN OSBORN OSBORNE
PAGE PALMER PALMRE PANTALIAN PARKER PARKINS PARKS PAROTT PARRON PARROTT PARTIN PATTON* PAYTON PEEPLES PENTICOST PERKINS PERRY PETERS PETTUS PEVEHOUSE PEYTON PHARR PHELPS PHILIPS PHILLIPS PHILLISOHN PICKERING PICKETT PIEDRAS PILGRIM PITTS POLLARDO POLLEY POLLOCK PORTER POWELL PRATER PRICE PROCTOR PUGH
RAINES RAMSBURGH RAMSEY RANDOM RANDON RAWLS RECTOR RED REEDING REEL RES REYNOLDS RIANS RICE RICHARDSON RICHERSON RICHESON RIPLEY RIVERS ROBERTS ROBERTSON* ROBINSON RODDY ROLSEY ROSS ROYAL RUNNELLS RUSSEL RUSSELL RUTHERFORD RYAN
SAAYRE SAMPIER SAMPLIER SANDES SANTA SAWYER SAYARE SAYER SAYLES* SCLOKY SCOBY SCOTS SCOTT SELKIRK SETTLE SHANNON SHARP SHAW SHELBY SHIPMAN SHOON SHULER SLAYTON SLEDGE SMIATH SMITH** SMITHERS SMSITH SNIDER SPENCER SPLANCE SPLANE STAFFORD STANDEFORD STANDFIELD STEVENSON STEWART STIFF STIFFLER STILES STONE STOUT STRATTON STRINGFELLOW STRODER STROTHER STROWDER SUTHERLAND SWEENEY SYNDICO
TALBOT TALLEY TATE TAYLOR TENNEL TENNELL TENORIO TERCERO THOMAS THOMPSON TINSLEY TOMILINSON TOMILNSON TOMLINSON TONE TOUCHON TOWNES TOWSON TRAVIS TRESPALACIOS TURNER
VANDIVERS VANDIVRS VANDORN VAUGHAN VAUGHN VELASCO VERNON VIDIR VINCE
WAKEFIELD WALKER WALLACE WALLACH WALLER WALLEY WALLIS WALTMAN WARE WARREN WATERMAN WEATHERBAY WESTALL WESTOVER WESTSIDES WETHEBAY WETHERBAY WHARTON WHATRTON WHEELER WHITE WHITESIDES WHITING WHITMAN WHORTON WIENT WIGHTMAN WILDY WILLIAMS WILKERSON WILLAIMS** WILLIAMSON WILLS WILSON WINSTON WITGHTMAN WJARTON WLLIOTT WOGHTMAN WOODRUFF WOODSON WRAY WRIGHT
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