Cherokee County, Texas
Helen Crawford was, perhaps, the foremost compiler of family history in Cherokee County. She compiled 5 books of cemetery records, 19 books of obituaries, 7 books in the Saga of Cherokee series as well as books on Early Death Records, Early Probate and Wills, Marriages, Salem Baptist Church Minutes, Larissa College, and others. Mrs. Crawford died Friday, June 14, 2002, at a Jacksonville, Texas, hospital. She was born March 7, 1914.
Mrs. Crawford’s family wished that her works
continue to be available to the public. Her daughter and executor,
Dolores Ann Linkous has assigned Mrs. Crawford’s intellectual property
and publication rights to Cherokee County Genealogical Society. Another
daughter, Elaine Peters, recognized the works Newspaper Obits, 2001,
Book 18 and Newspaper Obits, 1926-1931, Book 19, as
unpublished and sent them to us for publication. These books are now
available for sale and are listed on our catalog at:
We are honored to be selected to continue Mrs. Crawford’s noble work.
Bk 1 1836-1908 Bk 11 1994
Books of Newspaper clippings
Saga 1 - 1889-1908 Saga 5 - 1950's to
Cemeteries of NW Cherokee County
Early Death Records from Court House 1903-1928
Early probates & wills of Cherokee County, compiled from the original papers
Federal Census of Cherokee County, 1870
Marriages of Cherokee County 1884-1890
Salem Baptist Church @ Larissa- minutes
Larissa College 1857-1860 (This material is a compiled book of articles printed of Larissa College, and in 1915 it was said that this was the only material on the college. It has the names of the Board, teachers, visitors & children.)
National Tomato Capital 305 pgs Tomato history in Cherokee County
Early cemetery lots of City cemetery (Jacksonville, Texas)
Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph 1950, Mid Century Edition.
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