Jim Wheat's POSTMASTERS
& POST OFFICES OF TEXAS, 1846 - 1930
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~ GLOSSARY ~
Note: Counties within parentheses
following the name
of the post office; e.g., "ROADVILLE (Anderson, Houston)"
designate the lineage of that post office.
That is, Roadville
was originally located in Anderson County, but was changed
to Houston County. (usually a result of county boundary
To discern the complete lineage
of such a post office, search
all counties listed in the parentheses.
The date appearing after the
postmaster's name is the
date that he or she was appointed.
Served temporarily, or for another
Ad int (Ad interim)
Refers to the tenure of an acting
postmaster who serves
until the regular postmaster returns
from military service.
[Apparently re-established], etc.
Omissions by postal clerks are
fairly common in the original
postal registers -- especially in regard to the re-establishment
date of a post office.
Bracketed entries reflect the
compiler's speculations on
The name of the post office was
changed, or its site was
moved to another location, though
in some instances, when
a name change occurred, the post office location was also
Example: "Elizabeth," in Denton County was
to "Roanoke," but the records
do not indicate that Roanoke
was, in fact, located approximately
3 miles southeast of
Later commissioned. Notation
in the postal registers
that a postmaster was com-missioned
was not begun
until late 1889.
Confederate States of America.
Ed. / Ed'n.
Mod. Eff. [Modified Effective]
Presumably indicates that an
extension to continue
service at the post office was issued
by the Post Office
Order / Appointment rescinded
An order of the Postmaster General
discontinuing a post office, or appointment
of a postmaster which was later rescinded by
the Postmaster General.
Papers to... / Mail to...
When an office was discontinued,
the mail formerly
under its jurisdiction was sent to
a nearby, and probably
the nearest, post office.
entries indicate that the name
post office was changed. Check the
for a complete lineage of the post
Example: "SAN PEDRO (Houston) (see also AUGUSTA)"
Apparently the same as "discontinued."
 or 
Indicates a post ofice that appears
to have no
connection to the other indentically-named
VINEYARD  (Jack)
White, Jas. K., 26 Jly 1882
VINEYARD  (Jack) (see also SEBREE)
Hopper, Jas. T., 16 Jun 1915
Record of Appointment of Postmasters,
1832 - Sept. 30, 1971;
National Archives microfilm M841, NNEB-20 (reels 1 - 3)
Pickett Papers, Confederate States
of America, Volumes 98 - 99;
Library of Congress microfilm, reel 52