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Joe Reynolds 1996 - June 2007

Welcome to the Titus County TXGenWeb

This site is a part of The TXGenWeb project and The USGenWeb project devoted solely to the genealogy and history of Titus County.  My name is Christina Palmer and I am the County Coordinator for this county and I hope that you will find these pages helpful in your search for your ancestors in Titus County.

Please Note that this is an all volunteer project and that we can use all the help we can get. If you can help in any way (even a little), please E-mail me. Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Without you, the site will not grow as it should.

 

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     If you have family history, stories, photos, books, marriages, births & death records. Newspaper clippings such as obits, birth, wedding, military, wills or other data about Titus County. Send the files to me and I will upload it. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Add your family surnames so others can contact you. A great way to find more information and meet new cousins! Send me an E-Mail include your surnames and I will add them.

 

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HISTORY

Titus County was named for pioneer resident Andrew Jackson Titus (1814-1855), the man who opened the county's first road to the river port in Jefferson.

The Caddo Indians were one of the first to appreciate the beauty of this area, for it was here that they made their home. Village sites and burial grounds have been located in numerous places in the county; on Ripley Creek, Harts Creek, Blundell Creek, Swannano Creek, and at Dellwood Park. Titus County was, perhaps, the last home of Indians in the Northeast Texas area, living here as late as 1845.

In the heart of Northeast Texas is the town of Mount Pleasant, founded May 11, 1848. John Binion, Sr., Richard Moore, and L. Gilbert laid off a forty-eight block town site to serve as county seat for Titus County, which was created by a legislative act on May 11, 1846. Until after the Civil War, Titus County also included present-day Franklin and Morris Counties. High waters along the creeks and the Sulphur River often halted travel in the early years. Record time to haul cotton to Jefferson was 5 days by ox wagon.

Please enjoy your visit to Northeast Texas and Titus County. We hope you find all you wish for in your genealogical endeavors.

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