Grayson County TXGenWeb

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Among the databases you will find Heritage Quest
the Census records are there!
links of interest
  • List of Old Occupations 
  • Deciphering Old Handwriting
  • Inflation Calculator
  • 1850 Grayson Co.
    Mortality Census
    1860 Grayson Co. 
    Mortality Census
    1870 Grayson Co.
    Mortality Census
    1850 Census Index text

    1860 Census Index
      A - E  |  F - L  | M - Q | R - Z

    1870 Census Transcript

    Many census records available for free at Familysearch

    1850 Texas 
    Where did people live?
    1850 Census workers
    Census Project 
    (A different project than the one on the right)
     Census Records?
    Here is information on all available census indexes:

     1790  to  1850   is indexed by  Head of Household only,  however,
         if your person is living in a household with a different last name,
         he/she will also be indexed.

     1860 is by Head of Household at  Heritage Quest,  but  is in the process of compiling an ALL name index.
    Ancestry is avail. free at most public libraries and by subscription.

     1870  and 1880  is an all name index.   1880 is also available free online at

     1890 census was destroyed in 1921 by fire & water while in storage.  Only some fragments remain for the following states:  Alabama,  District of  Columbia, Georgia,  Illinois,  Minnesota,  New Jersey,  New York,  North Carolina, Ohio,  South Dakota and Texas.   Fragments means anything from 3 or 4 pages from the whole state, to a few counties,  townships,  etc.

     1900 to 1930  every person has information including month and year born. When Immigrated, military info. etc.
     **From 1790 to 1840 only the Head of Household was listed in the census with other family members designated in columns by age/sex.

     **From 1850 to 1870, all people living in the household were listed, but not  their relationships.

     **Beginning in 1880, all people living in the household were listed along  with their relationship to the HEAD of Household only----not their  relationship to each other.

     1790 to 1820 -- 1st Monday in August
     1830 to 1900 -- June 1st
     1910 -- April 15th
     1920 -- January 1st 

    Dallas Morning News
    September 30, 1920

    The population of Grayson County announced by the Bureau of Census today is 74,165 a gain of 8,169.  
    Population in 1910 was 65,996.
    Denison holds its lead as the largest city in the county with 17,065 people, a gain of 3,433. 
    The population of Sherman is 15,031, a gain of 2,619. 
    Other towns’populations in Grayson County are:
    Bells 585, a gain of 89 people;
    Collinsville 837, gain of 46;
    Gunter 575, no previous record:
    Howe 582, a gain of two people;
    Pottsboro 454, gain of 141;
    Tioga 777, a loss of 20;
    Tom Bean 367, a gain of 79;
    Van Alstyne, 1,288 a gain of 147; 
    Whitesboro 1,810, a gain of 591;
    Whitewright 1,666, a gain of 103.

     1930 -- April 1st

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