AUSTIN COUNTY, TEXAS
FOR THE YEAR 1890
|Index||Beat 1||Beat 2||Beat 3||Beat 4||Beat 5||Supplemental|
As most folks who frequent these web pages know, there are only fragments of the 1890 census available for research. This record will not replace the lost census. However, it does provide a list of over 4000 names of the taxpayers of Austin County for that year.
The "Beats" shown above seem to show the property of people residing in specific geographical areas. However, the property is sometimes scattered across the county.
Beat 1 seems to encompass Bellville and Kenney. Beat 2 shows the Welcome and Nelsonville area. Beat 3seems to cover Sealy, Wallis and San Felipe and Beat 4 is the Millheim , Cat Spring area. Beat 5 shows property around Industry.
The Supplemental Section is also divided , with non residents on p. 132-135; RR & Telegraph Co.'s on p. 136; Supplemental 1890 records are on p. 137-141 and Supplemental 1889 records on p. 141b. "Unrendered" taxes are on pages 142 and 143, then Page 144 is the sworn and notarized statement of authenticity of the record. After this, is the "Subsegment" Supplemental Roll B for 1890 starting on Page 145 and finishing on the last page, (150) where the tax collector again says the assessment is complete. All intelligible names of taxpayers were copied. Some lists of properties were not copied. Those omitted were primarily long lists of individual city lots and the properties of companies rather than individuals. The original book may be viewed at the Austin County Appraisal District office in Bellville.
Our thanks to Austin County for making this record available for our use. Please remember that these records were handwritten and the ink has faded during the 120 years since it was applied. Some entries are our best guesses. Question marks indicate we ran out of best guesses.
As always, thanks go to Joy Neely for her time and indefatigable efforts in producing such records for your use..