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Images of America Anderson County

by Beverly Odom, Louise Goff and the
Anderson County Historical Commission

Full Name Index by Mary Lou Locke

Business Name Index by Mary Lou Locke

TENNESSEE COLONY CEMETERY, Tennessee Colony, Texas

 by Bonnie Woolverton

107 pages of completely updated revision and enlarged of her 1994 edition. Every marked and unmarked and every marker listed in alphabetical order. Surname Index. Soft cover in spiral binding. $20 shipped.

HISTORICAL MARKERS, MONUMENTS, AND
MUCH MORE IN ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by Bonnie Woolverton and John Ballard McDonald

417 pages of Anderson County history which includes nearly 500 pictures with a full index. Includes information about the 127 historical markers in Anderson County and over 300 pictures of the various cornerstones and plaques on various buildings, churches and schools. And still more. Order from the author. 2007 Soft cover.

42 YEARS AS THE COUNTRY EDITOR OF THE FRANKSTON CITIZEN

by Quanah Price

Columns spanning 42 years by the editor of the Frankston newspaper. Much about the town of Frankston in north Anderson County and its citizens. Author is the father of former state representative Rayford Price. Hardback, 124 pages, Price Publishing.

1850 CENSUS, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by V. K. Carpenter

American Reference Publishers, Fort Worth, Texas; 1969; Book

1850 CENSUS, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by Floyd Tellor, Jr.

Buncombe, Ill. (Rt. 1, Box 147, Buncombe, Ill 62912): From Generation to Generation; 1990; Book

1870 CENSUS, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by B. R. Randolph

Anderson County Genealogical Society, Palestine, Texas; 1973, 1993; Book

Images of 1870 Census, Anderson County, Texas

ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, U.S. CENSUS INDEX FOR 1930

by East Texas Genealogical Society

Soft Cover Book; 2004

 

1890 tax records, Anderson County, Texas
and including the 1890 marriage records and
the 1890 census of Union veterans of the Civil

by East Texas Genealogical Society

Soft cover, 186 pages

 

A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by Pauline Buck Hohes

Naylor Co., San Antonio, Texas; 1936; Book, Microform. Showing the development of this important county in the great state of Texas, from those pioneer days of ox-drawn transportation to the progressive present, with its railroads, automobiles and airplanes; also giving biographical sketches and portraits of many of the prominent citizens of both pioneer days and the present, with the addition of views of interesting scenes. Republished by Americana Unlimited, Tucson Arizona 1976.

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF PALESTINE AND ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by Museum of East Texas Culture, Palestine

Landmark Pub., Inc, Ft. Worth, Texas; 1999; Book

A POCKETFUL OF PENNIES

by K. A. Anderson

Autobiography of one of Palestine's most prominent citizens and longtime businessmen. Much of the book involves Palestine and its people and growth. Hardback, 338 pgs, Kiely Printing, Jacksonville TX, 1981.

ANDERSON COUNTY - ANCESTOR CHARTS, 3rd Edition

Published Originally by Anderson County Genealogical Society
copyright assigned to East Texas Genealogical Society

Soft cover, 215 pages

 

THE ANDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE: A HISTORY

by James Neyland

Includes a guided tour of the present courthouse and grounds with pictures. An interesting and in-depth history of the courthouses that have served the county by a well-known local historian and author. Softbound, indexed, 54 pages.

ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, 1848-1900

by Nicholas Russell Murray

Nicholas Russell Murray, Hunting for Bears, Hammond, La.; 1986; Book

ANDERSON COUNTY FOLKLORE AND EARLY HISTORY:
SUPERSTITIONS, FOLK WISDOM, HELPFUL HINTS,
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES, COMMUNITIES, INDUSTRIES,
SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND MUCH MORE

A 1986 Sesquicentennial Project. Title describes the book. Softbound, spiral, 87 pages.

ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS CEMETERIES

by Carrie Loftus

Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press. Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 11; 1980-1985(?). This 3 page publication contains tombstone inscriptions for Providence Cemetery, Denson Springs Cemetery, Garden of Memories Cemetery, and Muse Cemetery in Anderson County, Texas. All information available has been included in each entry. Example: LIVELY, John Thomas, b. June 25, 1850, d. June 8, 1932, Married: Nannie J. Surnames Included In This Publication for Providence Cemetery on Farm Road 322, * After the surname indicates over 5 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname. ** After the surname indicates over 10 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.

Surnames Included In This Publication for Denson Springs Cemetery In Denson Springs, TX BEASLEY BURK CLIBURN LIVELY WAHLERS WATKINS WILSON WRIGHT.

Surnames Included In This Publication for Garden of Memories Cemetery in Elkhart, TX DOTSON LIVELY

Surnames Included In This Publication for Muse Cemetery in Slocum, TX. BETSILL CANNON CRAWFORD DICKEY* GILMORE** LIVELY** LOCKLEE MILLIGAN MOORE RAMEY WATTS WILSON**.

ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS SELECTED CEMETERIES

by Christine Aldridge

Partin Publications, Nacogdoches, Texas; 1995; Book.

ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS LAND RECORDS 1831-1878

by Frances Terry Ingmire and Robert Lee Thompson

Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1979. Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 11. This 30 page book includes the Abstract Number, Original Grantee, Certificate Number, Patentee, Quantity, Class, Date of Patent, Patent Number, Volume, Survey Number, and Old Abstract Number.

ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS MARRIAGE RECORD: 1846-1880

by Marion Day Mullins

Book; Fort Worth, Texas; 1965

ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS MARRIAGES 1846-1875

by Frances Terry Ingmire and Martha S. Russell

Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1985. Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 11. This 102 page book details the date of marriage and then gives the groom and bride as well as their county/state of residence, age, marital status, and county/state of birth.

ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS MARRIAGES 1875-1900

by O. N. Goodpasture

Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1985. Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 11. This 238 page book details the date of marriage and then gives the groom and bride as well as their county/state of residence, age, marital status, and county/state of birth.

ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, THE HOME OF THE ELBERTA PEACH

by Palestine (Tex.). Young Men's Business League.Corp.

Palestine, Texas; Young Men's Business League; 1910-1919; Book

ANDERSON COUNTY - PIONEER FAMILIES PRIOR TO 1900

Published by Anderson County Genealogical Society
copyright assigned to East Texas Genealogical Society

Soft cover, 242 pages.

 

Corrections to Articles in this book published in The Tracings Volume 4, Issue 2.

ANDERSON COUNTY SUPPLEMENT TO PIONEER FAMILIES

Published by Anderson County Genealogical Society
copyright assigned to East Texas Genealogical Society

Soft cover, 242 pages.

 

Index to Supplement to Pioneer Families of Anderson County Prior to 1900

ANDERSON COUNTY WAR HISTORY (WORLD WAR I)

by A. M. Cohen

Book on Anderson County's contribution to World War I. Lists men from here who enlisted. Lots of ads and people and the auxiliaries on the home front and their war efforts. Approximately 60 pages.

THE BELL RINGS AT FOUR: A BLACK TEACHER'S CHRONICLE OF CHANGE

 by Dorothy R. Robinson

Austin: Madrona, 1978. Cloth. 8vo. 142pp. including photo illustrations; Anderson County, Texas public school teacher remembers the struggle to end segregation in the schools.

THE BEST OF BONES

by Ernest "Bones" Jones

Selected columns by long-time Palestine newspaperman "Bones" Jones. Lots of information of local interest. Softbound, 117 pages, 1982, Lo-Wano Books.

BETWEEN THE WARS, THE SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY
1920 - 1940, BEFORE AND BEYOND

By Jean Duncan & Wayne Stafford

A documentary History of Springfield during this time frame with Personal Accounts of Residents and/or Their Descendants. About 300 pages, 8 1/2 X 11, Hard Bound Library Stitched Binding, Fully Indexed; Over 2000 Names Indexed; Over 200 Photographs; Local - Woodmen Of The World - Listing; Local Census For 1900; Local Census For 1920; Local Census For 1930; Local School Census; Listing WW I Soldiers From The Area; & Listing WW II Soldiers From The Area.

CENTENNIAL NOTEBOOK: A COLLAGE OF
REMINISCENCE OF PALESTINE'S FIRST CENTURY

by Carl Avera

Detailed sketches of early prominent citizens and other things of local interest by one of Palestine's best historians. Softbound, 47 pages, 1976.

CHINQUAPIN A FOLKLORE — HISTORY MAGAZINE. FALL-WINTER 1977

Douglass, TX: Douglass Common School District, 1977. Soft Cover. Some places, people and things mentioned, Cartwright journal 1890-1891, Indian Creek census of 1890, Forest School Photographs, Anderson County, Wildhurst, Civil War Correspondence.

EARLY RECORDS OF JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH
OF CAYUGA, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS:
SEPTEMBER 20, 1854 - SEPTEMBER 9, 1936
including cumulative church roll

by Michael J. Vaughn

Book, 1999

FORT HOUSTON CEMETERY, PALESTINE, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS:
includes index of graves, map of cemetery and history

s.n., Palestine, Texas

Book, 1900's

FRANKSTON AND ITS NEIGHBORS: THE STORY OF FRANKSTON
AND NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES 1900-1976.

Frankston Bicentennial Committees

Comprehensive history of this north Anderson County small town and some surrounding communities. Countless sketches of people, families, churches, businesses, clubs, cemeteries, and much more. Hardback, 370 pgs, 1976.

GLIMPSES OF THE PAST: 1847-1997:
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PALESTINE TX

General history of the church and much about its members and growth. Softbound, spiral, approximately 90 pages.

HERITAGE II: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF PALESTINE
& ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS 1855-1993

by Mike Whitworth, Compiler

D Books Pub. Marceline, Missouri 1993. Hardcover Handsome black cover with gold stamping. b&w photos on each page.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF TENNESSEE COLONY

by Bonnie Woolverton

This 100-page single-spaced book details many aspects of this Anderson County community's history. It covers numerous chapters of information from its beginning in the mid-1840's through the early 1990's. Spiral softbound, 8 1/2 by 11 size. Proceeds go to the Tennessee Colony Community Improvement Association.

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

by Blanche Oldham

Book/Thesis/Dissertation/Manuscript; Archival Material; 1934

HISTORY OF CAYUGA AND CROSS ROADS, TEXAS

by Michael J. Vaughn

Texian press 1967. 

HISTORY OF CONCORD CEMETERY, CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

by Melba Schochler, Elda Parrish, and Estelle Mahan

Lots of information compiled by great granddaughters of one of the one founders of this small north Anderson County community. Softbound, spiral, approximately 60 pages.

HISTORY OF LONE PINE BAPTIST CHURCH 1908-1984

Compiled by church members.

Integral part of Lone Pine community, just northwest of Palestine. Hardback, 73 pages.

LEGENDS OF EAST TEXAS

by Louise Hathcock

Although most chapters are set outside Anderson County, a few are local. Author is longtime Palestine High School teacher. Hardback, 156 pgs, Naylor Company, 1957.

MARRIAGES OF ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
1846-1900 134 page soft cover
1901-1912 80 pages soft cover

Published by Anderson County Genealogical Society
copyright assigned to East Texas Genealogical Society

Book; 1993

 

NATURALIZATION RECORDS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS
AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES -- ANDERSON, GRIMES,
TRINITY, WALLER & WASHINGTON

by Montgomery County Genealogical & Historical Society

Book; 1987

ONCE AROUND THE SQUARE: A WALKING TOUR OF PALESTINE'S
OLD TOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT

by James Neyland

A history of the buildings and businesses on every side of the courthouse square. Softbound, indexed, 54 pages.

Available from the Anderson County Historical Commission

PALESTINE (TEXAS): A HISTORY

by James Neyland

An illustrated history of the town with a good overview and highlights of its beginning and growth. Softbound, indexed, 54 pages.

Available from the Anderson County Historical Commission.

PALM BRANCHES AND LAUREL WREATHS:
A BOOK OF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES,

Compiled by the Palestine Negro Business & Professional Women's Club

A 1976 Bicentennial Project. In-depth sketches with pictures of dozens of local, black, prominent citizens. Hardback, 239 pgs.

POLITICS, FAT-CATS & HONEY-MONEY BOYS:
THE MEM-WARS OF JERRY SADLER

by James Neyland

This book chronicles the life of the Anderson County native and long-time Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Sadler, a descendant of Colonel Wm. T. Sadler, a hero at San Jacinto. There is much about Anderson County and his turbulent life in Texas politics. Hardback, 316 pgs, indexed, Roundtable Publishing, Santa Monica CA, 1984.

REMEMBER WHEN? ANDERSON COUNTY HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

by Ernest "Bones" Jones

Numerous vignettes of Anderson County history and interesting local events and people. Softbound, 90 pages, 1989, Lo-Wano Books.

SEVEN SCORE AND TEN: 150 YEARS
OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN PALESTINE TX

by Jack Selden

This 1999 book details the long history of the First Presbyterian and the now defunct Trinity Presbyterian. Mr. Selden, a former Palestine mayor and longtime researcher, grew up in the church. Softbound, 400 pages, indexed, Clacton Press.

TENNESSEE COLONY CEMETERY

by Bonnie Woolverton

This book is up to date as of Dec. 31, 2003. All burials are listed in alpha order with additional information such as maiden names, parents (with mother's maiden name, children, spouse, full dates when known, fraternal or other inscriptions, etc. There is a brief history of this Anderson County cemetery and the community. Spiral softbound, 8 1/2 x 11 size.

TEXAS CHURCH RECORDS OF ANDERSON COUNTY:
CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS OF LEON COUNTY (1807-1954)

by Mrs. Newton DeLone Crutchfield and Fred Hale

Palestine, Texas; William Findley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; 1958; Book

TEXAS JUSTICE: THE LIFE AND TIMES
OF THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF TEXAS

Jack K. Selden

In-depth history of local district court in Palestine, including much about the Republic of Texas and early history. Author is a former Palestine mayor and longtime researcher. Softbound, indexed, 300 pages. Clacton Press. 1997.

THE 150 YEAR HISTORY OF PALESTINE
MASONIC LODGE, NO. 31 A.F.& A.M.

by Charles Steen

This thoroughly researched book gives a complete history of the Palestine Masonic Lodge from its beginning in 1848, plus there is much historical information on Palestine and the many lodge members. Hardback, 569 pages, indexed, 1998.

Copies are available through the Anderson County Historical Commission

The Lone Star State: A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro,
Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas

This was one of a series of "mug books" done during that time period. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893.

THE MEN AND WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II FROM ANDERSON COUNTY

This book has a small write-up, on each included person, which mentions parents & wife (if married), rank, when entered into service and where they were during the war. There are also photos of the individuals.

THE QUARTERLY OF THE TEXAS STATE
HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, VOL. 11, 1907-'08

by George P. Garrison, Ed.

Austin: Texas State Historical Assoc. 1908. Cloth. 8vo. 319pp. plus index & advertisements. Includes "General Austin's Order book for the Campaign of 1835," Part 1 of "The Records of an Early Texas Baptist Church (Pilgrim Church near Elkhart in Anderson County), & Bolton's "The Native Tribes about the East Texas Missions."

TRINITY ADVOCATE 1857-1860 - INDEX TO
PERSONAL, BUSINESS AND PLACE NAMES

Michael J. Vaughn

Hard-bound, 2004

TRUE STORIES OF LITTLE DIXIE

by Louise Hathcock

A history of blacks in East Texas with numerous stories of slaves in form. Author is longtime Palestine High School teacher. Hardback, indexed, 281 pages, Naylor Company, 1962,

WIND SWEPT LAND.

by Carl L. Avera

San Antonio: Naylor, 1964. 89 pp., photos, guide map on end page. History of Palestine, Texas, county seat of Anderson county from 1846 to about 1930.

WIND SWEPT LAND REPRISE

by Carl L. Avera

This semi-sequel to the original book is composed primarily of the diary of Tennie Davis Doran, set mainly in 1936 in Palestine. Much information of local activities and daily events. Spiral, softbound, approximately 90 pages. 2003.

The Tracings

A periodical published by the Anderson County Genealogical Society. The copyright has been assigned to the East Texas Genealogical Society. Unless otherwise specified, copies are available to order from the East Texas Genealogical Society.

The Tracings and their Availability

East Texas Family Records

A periodical published by the East Texas Genealogical Society has many articles on people and places in Anderson County. Two indexes are  located at the following East Texas Genealogical Society web page. One section on People and the other an Index on Places (this section has a series of 5 sets of records).

East Texas Family Records

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