Colonial Archives of TX: Municipality of Brazoria County, TX

Compiled by WPA Workers **
153 Pages, 8.5"x11", Softcover, FI-0361, $18.00

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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.

** 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

Examples

LAND RECORDS
Brigham, F. from Mexican Government
Perry James F. from S.F. Austin

ESTATES
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].

COURT RECORDS
... 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

INGRAM

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

UGARTECHEA

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

YOUNG

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