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Books, Theses, Dissertations, Oral Histories, Manuscripts, and Church Records

This list contains a large portion of the available reference material on Hunt County, Texas. There are a number of important sources not yet listed on this page, and literally dozens of personal document collections, letters, and unpublished manuscripts not yet included in this bibliography, so this isn't by any means the "last word" with regards to Hunt County Genealogy. More will be added as time permits. In addition, a special section of works on Texas history that include substantial information about Hunt County will also be included at a later date.

If you become aware of other published or unpublished sources, please let me know and I will add them to this page. If you are in possession of any of these works, and are willing to do look-ups, please contact me. You will be listed on the look-ups page along with a list of the research material at your disposal. Many thanks to Robbie Giles, former Hunt County Coordinator for compiling this list. Items in BLUE are works that, while not on Hunt County, contain specific and important information on some aspect of the county's history, or are general works about East Texas or the blacklands that draw heavily on Hunt County for information or sources.


Books, Theses, Dissertations

Alexander, C. Lamar, ed. Historia, A History of First Baptist Church. Greenville, Texas, 1958.

Armstrong, John J. Hunt County, Texas, marriages 1912-1920. Greenville, Tex. : Hunt County Genealogical Society, 1995.

Baucom, Charles Van, 1930- History of Boles Orphan Home, 1924-1956. This is a thesis (M.A.) at East Texas State Teachers College, 1956.

Cassles, Ethel. A History of Hunt County. 1935
This is a thesis (M.A.) at the University of Texas, 1935.

Conrad, James H. Blacklands : historical sketches of Hunt County, Texas. Greenville, Tex. : Hunt County Historical Commission, 1992.

Crenshaw, Troy C. Texas Blackland Heritage. [S.l.] : T.C. Crenshaw, 1983.

Duck, Mary V. Williams. The homes of Park Street in Greenville, Texas. [Greenville, Tex. : Park Street Historical Association], 1995.

Goff, C. W. (Counce W.), 1859-1937. Newspaper columns of C.W. Goff. Commerce [Tex.] : Commerce Public Library, 1982.

Goff, C. W. (Cy W.) and Clara Colder Pluckett. Old-timers of Hunt County, Texas. [Texas] : C.C. Plucket, 1983.

Hargrove College. Minutes of the faculties of Hargrave [i.e. Hargrove] College, Nov. 8, 1895-March 14, 1895, Ardmore, I.T. Commerce public schools records, Commerce, Texas. [Texas?] : F.T. Ingmire, 1980 Cover title: Log book, Hargrave College faculties minutes, Ardmore, I.T., 1895. Students, Commerce public schools, Hunt County, Texas, 1901-1912. Includes index.

Harris, E. W. The early days of Hunt County, Texas. Quinlan, Tex. : Hunt County Publications, 1980 1984. This is material ... taken from a special trade issue of The Greenville Herald, dated October 22, 1886"

Harrison, W. Walworth. History of Greenville and Hunt County, Texas. Waco, Tex. : Texian Press, 1976 1977.

The History of Wolfe City, Texas. Wolfe City, Tex. : Wolfe City Chamber of Commerce, 1990.

"Honorable mention" : first families, Hunt County, Texas. [S.l.] : Applen-Pompa, 1981.

Horne, Margaret. An introductory survey and collection of material concerning the history of Hunt County, Texas 1939. This is a thesis (M.S.) at Texas Christian University, 1939.

Hunt County, Texas, 1847-1890.. Hammond, La. : Nicholas Russell Murray, Hunting for Bears, 1987.

Hunt County, Texas funeral home records : Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, March, 1919-April, 1921, Greenville, Texas.. [Greenville, Tex. : Hunt County Genealogical Society, 1993.

Hunt County, Texas, funeral home records : Peters Funeral Home, 1941-1955, Greenville, Texas.. [Greenville, Tex.] : Hunt County Genealogical Society, 1992.

Hunt County, Texas, marriages, 1846-1911.. Greenville, Tex. (P.O. Box 398, Greenville 75401) : Hunt County Genealogical Society, 1987.

Hunt County, Texas newsletter.. Quinlan, Tex. : M.J. Applen, 1981.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. 1850 census, Hunt County, Texas : seventh census of the United States. St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136) : F.T. Ingmire, 1981.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Archives and pioneers of Hunt County, Texas. [Creve Coeur, Mo.] : Ingmire, 1975 - . 3 volumes.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Commerce Public Schools, records [s.l.] : Ingmire, 1980
Cover title: Log book, Hargrave [sic] College faculties minutes, Ardmore, I.T., 1895; Students, Commerce Public Schools, Hunt County, Texas, 1901-1912.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Estray : record book "A" part I, Hunt County, Texas, 1846-1859. St. Louis, Mo. : Ingmire, 1980.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Hunt County, Texas court record book "D", volume 1, 1852-1855. St Louis, Mo. : F.T. Ingmire, 1981.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Hunt County, Texas, marriage records, 1881-1889. St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clarimont Dr., St. Louis 63136) : F.T. Ingmire, 1981.

Ingmire, Frances Terry and Robert Lee Thompson. Johnny Rebs of Hunt County, Texas. St. Louis, Mo. : Ingmire, 1977.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Marriage records of Hunt County, Texas, 1846-1880. Creve Coeur, Mo. : Ingmire, 1976.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Occupational tax register, Hunt County, Texas, 1895-1908. St. Louis : Ingmire, 1977.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Registered voters of Hunt County, Texas, 1867-1872. St. Louis, Mo. : Ingmire, 1980.

Inventory of county records, Hunt County Courthouse, Greenville, Texas. Denton, Tex. : Texas County Records Inventory Project, North Texas State University, 1983 1978.

Massey, Jackson. A history of college education in Hunt County 1928. This is a thesis (M.A.) at the University of Texas, 1928.

McGuffin, John W. Log book of personal property & poll tax, Hunt County, Texas, 1873. St. Louis, Mo. : F.T. Ingmire, 1980.

Moore, Dorothy Wood. County court minutes A, Hunt County, Texas.. Commerce, Tex. (P.O. Box 451, Commerce 75428-0451) : D.J. Associates, 1983- .
Vol. 1-<3> compiled by Dorothy Wood Moore and Jeanne Branom.
v. 1. 1852-1858 -- v. 2. 1858-1865 -- v. 3. 1865-1868.

Moore, Dorothy Wood. Early birth records, Hunt County, Texas, 1873-1876 ; Physicians in Hunt County, Texas, 1842-1906.. Commerce, Tex. (P.O. Box 451, Commerce 75428-0451) : D.J. Associates, 1984.

Moore, Dorothy Wood. Hunt County, Texas, census of 1880. Commerce, Tex. : D.W. Moore, 1989.

Moore, Dorothy Wood, et al. History of Neylandville and St. Paul School. 1985, St. Paul School Reunion Assocation, Neylandville, Texas.

Noseworthy, Lon. A History of Wesley Methodist Church for the Past Hundred Years. Wesley Methodist Church, 1950. Greenville, Texas.

Puryear, William Thomas. An Administrative Survey of Hunt County, Texas, Schools and a Proposed Plan of Reorganization. University of Texas, 1941.
This is a Master of Education Thesis. It is useful because it accurately lists the proper number and, on occassion, the location of particular rural schools.

Spencer, Otha Cleo, 1920- , and Billie Spencer 1924- .The Handbook of Commerce, Texas, 1872-1985.. Commerce, Tex. : Friends of the Commerce Public Library, 1985.

Story, Loraine Dodson. 1860 census of Hunt County, Texas : (includes the 1860 mortality and slave schedules). Farmersville, Tex. (P.O. Box 777, Farmersville 75031) : Search-n-Print, 1979.

Story, Loraine Dodson. Early records of Hunt County, Texas : (1850 census, 1850 mortality schedule) : (1850 slave schedule, 93 marriages, 1847-1851). Farmersville, Tex. : Search-n-Print, 1979.

Texas. Secretary of State. Voter registration lists: 1867-1869. Austin, Tex. : Texas State Library. State Records Center., 1987. These are microfilm copies of the voter registers. Specify Hunt County which is on reel #7.

Thompson, Robert Lee and Kathy Lynn Penson. Cemetery inscriptions of Hunt County, Texas. [Greenville? Tex.] : Thompson, 1977 - . 3 volumes

Traughber, Jesse Jimmy. A history of private institutions of learning in Hunt County .... [Dallas, Southern Methodist University] 1933. This is a dissertation done at Southern Methodist University, 1933.

Tudor, William G. Flight of the Eagles: The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force "Escuadron" 201 in World War II. Texas Christian University, 1997.
This is a thesis (PhD) from TCU, completed in 1997. In this work, Tudor includes a chapter on this squadron's instructional time in Greenville at Major's Army Air Field.

Walden, Georgia W. Brantley Williams, 1838-1923. Georgia Walden's Northeast corner Greenville, TX : Hunt County Genealogical Society, 1994
"This volume is a transcription of articles written by Georgia Walden (Mrs. R.C.) over a period of twenty years (1902-1923) and published in various issues of Commerce, Texas newspapers."

Wilkison, Kyle Grant. The End of Independence: Social and Political Consequences of Economic Change in Texas, 1870-1914.Vanderbilt University. 1995
This is a thesis (PhD) from Vanderbilt University, completed in 1995. For this work, Wilkison interviewed a number of Hunt County residents, and discusses some events during the history of the county.

Welcome to Celeste, Texas : small town, big heart.. Celeste, Tex. : [Celeste Historical Committee], 1976.


Journal and Newspaper Articles

Harper, Cecil Jr. Slavery without Cotton: Hunt County, Texas, 1846-1864. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Caston, Kevin. "Built on Freedom," The Dallas Morning News, Section A, pages 1, 24. June 19, 1994.
This article discusses the historic Hunt County community of Neylandville.


Oral History Transcripts at Texas A&M University-Commerce (Formerly East Texas State University)

Allen, William Wallace. Interview with William Wallace Allen on January 8, 1992. Typescript of sound recording (photocopy) transcribed for the Oral History Program at East Texas State University. Includes index. Mr. Allen discusses the early history of Lone Oak, Texas. He also speaks of the Civil War, early pioneers, freight service, frontier justice, Katy railroad, masonry, Republic of Texas, and the winter of 1888. Conrad, James H. East Texas State University. Oral History Program.

Bowman, J. D. Interview with J.D. "Boots" Bowman on May 4, 1994. Typescript of sound recording transcribed for the Oral History Program at East Texas State University. Includes index. Mr. Bowman, a native of Lone Oak, describes his work in the 1950s and early 1960s at the Farmer's Co-Op Gin in Lone Oak (later renamed Lone Oak Co-Op Gin). Bowman worked in the press room, tying off bales of cotton. Conrad, James H. and William Wallace Allen East Texas State University. Oral History Program.

Dowell, Cam. Interview with Cam Dowell on November 16, 1990. Transcribed for the Oral History Program at East Texas State University. Cam Dowell, former member of ETSU Board of Regents and a retired Dallas banker, tells about growing up in Lone Oak, Texas in the early 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. Mr. Dowell discusses his father's activities as owner of a hardware store and as President of the Lone Oak National Bank. He also tells about farm credit and loans to farmers and of general banking practices during the early 1900s. Conrad, James H. East Texas State University. Oral History Program.

Fudgen, Carrie. Interview with Carrie Fudgen on October 19, 1984. (Rural schools special project). Typescript of sound recording (photocopy) transcribed for the Oral History Program at East Texas State University. Retired school teacher discusses her career in Black rural schools. She tells about teaching in Arkansas and Celeste, Texas. Conrad, James H. and Mary Jane Heflin Seigler. East Texas State University. Oral History Program.

Johnson, Kay. Interview with Kay Johnson on September 29, 1993. (Black history project ) Typescript of sound recording transcribed for the Oral History Program at East Texas State University. Kay Johnson, an African American resident of Lone Oak, Texas, describes rural life in Hunt County in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He mentions cotton farming, marriage customs, religion, and working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the depression. Conrad, James H. - East Texas State University. Oral History Program.


Unpublished Manuscripts and Papers

Harrell, Fountain E. P. Company D, 13th Texas Cavalry : organized at Greenville, Hunt County, Texas in October, 1861. This is an unpublished manuscript at Dallas Public Library.

Jones, Robert Lee, 1894- and Mrs. Samuel Henry Whitley. Cemetery records :Brigham, Hope, Kelly, Lone Oak, Concord, Hunt County, Texas 1942 . This is an unpublished manuscript at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.

Williams, R. (Roamey) W., 1887-1963. Backward glances 1947 - 1963 These are photocopied newspaper columns originally published in the Wolfe City sun, 1947-63.


Church Records

Ackenbom, Arthur O. History of the Lone Oak, Texas, United Methodist Church. Lone Oak, Tex. : The Church, Greenville Print.) 1988.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Lone Oak, Hunt Co., Texas) -- Minutes of the session, 1876-1918 / Pleasant Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Adamsville, Texas) Minutes of the session, 1882-1903. [S.l. : s.n.], 1882 1903 Minutes of the session, 1857-1914 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Cedar Creek, Texas) -- Minutes of the session, 1846-1863, 1873 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Crockett, Texas) -- Minutes of the session,1887-1896, 1899-1907 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Farmersville, Texas) -- Minutes of the session, 1865-1900 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Italy, Texas) -- Minutes of the session, 1860-1888 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Kemp, Texas) -- Minutes of the session, 1871-1903 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Lone Oak, Kaufman Co., Texas) -- Minutes of the session, 1882-1934 / Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Mansfield, Texas) Vol. 1. 1882-1899 -- v. 2. 1899-1903. Microfilm. Austin, Tex. : Micro-Data, 1966. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Elm Creek Baptist Church, Hunt Co., Texas. [S.l.] : Historical Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, 1871 - 1907 (Microfiche)

History and doctrines of the Hunt County Missionary Baptist Association : and the proceedings of the fiftieth session held with the First Baptist Church in connection with Park Street and Washington Street Baptist Churches in Greenville, Texas, October 7-11, 1935.. [S.l. : Hunt County Missionary Baptist Association, 1935.]

History of the Lone Oak, Texas United Methodist Church.. [S.l. : s.n.], Greenville Printers. 1988.

Jordan, Lorraine. The United Methodist Church, Caddo Mills, Texas, 1880-1980.. [S.l. : s.n.], 1980

Sister Grove Association. The twelth annual session of the Sister Grove Association, of Baptists, held with the Lone Oak Church, Hunt Co. Texas. Sherman, Tex. : T.E. Bomar, 1864 Filmed from the holdings of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Microfilm. New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, [1974]. On reel 129 of 143 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (Confederate imprints, 1861-1865 ; reel 129, no. 4411-1).


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