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Red River County Texas

Some of these books are long out of print but may be available through libraries. We are not necessarily recommending any of these books, just letting you know that they are available. In some cases, we are giving you the information where the books can be purchased or furnishing a link to that information. If you are aware of other published sources that should be listed here, please let me know

"Red River Recollections, A history book published in 1986 by the Red River County Historical Society has been re-issued. This is a very good history of Red River County, it's people and it's communities.
Can be ordered from:
County Clerk's Office
200 N. Walnut
Clarksville, TX 75425
The price per book is $60.00 plus $4.95 Tax. If requested by mail, add the price for shipping and handling $3.00

The 1860 Red River County Federal Census, Published in 1986 by Mary Claunch Lane and Elizabeth Blevins Booth, (revised by Mary Claunch Lane in 1996 and reprinted)
can be purchased from:
The Lamar County Genealogical Society
2400 Clarksville St., PJC Box 187, Paris, TX 75460
Contact the genealogy society for details.

Gateway to Texas, History of Red River County, by Martha Sue Stroud
Look Here for More Information

Red River County Cemeteries, vol 1-7, by Bertha Gable

Currently out of print, copies available at local libraries.

Absalom and Elizabeth Autry and their Descendants, by Jeanne Murphy and Jo Autrey.
Originally published in 1994, This book has over 800 surnames, with history of families in Red River area, as well as the Counties of Bowie, Cass, and Van Zandt. For information contact Jo Autrey. Price is $40.00. This includes priority mail.
Books can be ordered direct from:
Jo Autrey:
3627 Middlefield St.
Dallas, Tx 75253-3210

Red River Dust, True Tales of The Red River Valley Frontier by Evelyn Oppenheimer and Eugene Bowers, published by Eakin Press, Austin, Texas Look Here for Index

Charles DeMorse, Pioneer Statesman and Father of Texas Journalism", by Earnest Wallace, published 1943 by Texas Tech Press and published 1985 by The Wright Press, Paris, Texas

Northeast Texas, Historical Articles about its Beginnings, Volume One of Wright Press Sesquicentennial Series, 1984.


Burials, Cemetery and Death Records of Red River County, TX by Lawrence and Sue Dale" Contains a very thorough search of cemeteries, death records index, funeral home records and obits.
Now out of print but can be found at Clarksville Library, Bogata Library, and the County Clerk's Office.

Obituaries from the Detroit News Herald (1928-1936 and 1941-1956) by Lawrence and Sue Dale" This contains new material not included in their cemetery book, listed above Price with S&H insured and Tax $32.41

Obituaries from the Deport Times (1911-1950) by Lawrence and Sue Dale" More new material, very important to Red River Genealogy. Price with S&H insured and Tax $39.04

OBITUARIES from Bogata News 1944 thru 1957 and other Miscellaneous Newspapers beginning in 1846 Price with S&H insured and Tax $32.41

Index to burials in Red River County, Texas : has names, birth date and death date and cemetery where buried, 248 pages of SMALL PRINT, has all 41,023 burials in the county, no notes, comb bound, a necessity when you search our database on internet, Price with S&H insured and Tax $38.53

Index to Cemeteries in Red River County, Texas : contains all 216 known cemeteries in the county and other names that they are known as, directions to get to them, GPS coordinates, total known burials in each, legal descriptions, 68 pages, comb bound, a necessity for out of town visitors, Price with S&H insured and Tax $15.58

Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas: Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers, 102 pages, comb bound, mostly CSA but a few Union burials, invaluable research tool, Price with S&H insured and Tax $19.91
Books with listings on individual cemeteries can be obtained. Prices vary according to size. For further information, please contact Lawrence and Sue Dale
For more information and order form for the above books, see here

It Happened In Post Oak (Or Thereabouts) - A Slice of Lamar and Red River County History by Johnie Lee
There are over 300 pages in the book and the index contains over 18,000 entries. Over 300 family histories are included in the book and there are references to most Red River and Lamar County towns and communities. (TX residents add $3.37 sales tax)
(Shipping and handling: $3.50)
(order from Johnie Lee
Rt. 2 Box 327
Detroit, TX 75436)
See Every name index
Further Information and Order Form Here

For Love of Country: The Price of Freedom by Martha Sue Stroud
Some Early County History, World War I, the great Depression, and World War II., 352 pages.
$32.95; $3.00 shipping and handling; Texas Residents add $2.72 sales tax. Order from Martha Sue Stroud, Rt. 4, Box 324-C, Clarksville, TX 75426 For further Information go here

"Marriage Records for Red River County, Texas"
are now for sale at the County Clerk's office in Clarksville.
They consist of three books;
1846 to 1903;
1904 to 1935;
1936 to 1999.
The price is $30. per book, payable to the Red River County Clerk's Office. There is no cost for mailing or taxes. Anyone who would like to have one or more of these books, drop by the Courthouse Annex or send a check to:
Lorie Moose, County Clerk
Red River County Texas
Courthouse Annex
200 N. Walnut
Clarksville, Texas 75426

When Mama Kept the Boarding House by Genevieve Moseley DeBerry
First published in 1959, now reprinted and available. A great book about growing up in the English area of Red River County about a hundred years ago.

"Are you English? Are you kin to John and Sinai (Ballew) English?"
A history of the Nugent, English and Ballew families from approximately 1804 to 1870. Compiled from Bible records; family history and correspondence; microfilmed newspapers and legal documents in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Soft cover; 128 pages; 235+ references; modified every name index.
$19 plus $3 shipping. MO residents add $1.18 tax. 4-6 weeks delivery

200 Maple Lane
Bloomfield, MO 63825 573-568-3862

"Reflections of Red River County 1830's - 1890" by Marion Butts
A history of the county, beginning with the earliest settlements; Covers steamboat traffic, transportation, local involvement in the Civil War and reconstruction, the building of the railroads and the courthouse; Soft cover; 53 pages;
$16, includes shipping and taxes.

M.R. Butts
P.O. Box 1232
Clarksville, TX 75426

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