1909 Upshur County
The first settler within the limits of modern
Upshur County was probably Isaac Moody, who settled on the Cherokee
Trace near West Mountain in 1836. The area that is now Upshur County
was originally part of Nacogdoches County and later was incorporated
into Harrison County. On April 27, 1846, after Texas was admitted
to the Union, the first legislature of the state of Texas established
Upshur County; at that time the county included the area of present
Camp County and part of modern Gregg County. On May 1, 1848, the county's
voters chose the location for Gilmer, the county seat, and in August
the sale of blocks and lots in the new town began. (More)
Some May Call Me Crazy--But that's nothing new. I'm in the process of adding a short biography for every person buried in Upshur County in the 1800's, starting with those who fought in the War Between the States. I have added over 425 Confederate Veterans Burials to my page Upshur Civil War burials below and adding more every day. I've added about 25 burials from the War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Mexian-American War, Indian Wars, Post-Revolutionary Wars, Texas Revolutionary War, and yes a few Yankees in there too! In addition at the same time I've added biographies for their wives, their children and sometimes their parents if buried here so it adds up to the thousands already as of 5-21-2013. In addition I've added biographies for whole cemeteries at a time as well so feel free to browse. If you find errors, have additions or comments please let me know. I welcome all comments.
I am the Upshur County TXGenWeb county coordinator. If you would like to submit any information, or volunteer for any projects, please feel free to contact me. Our motto is that there is no information that is too large or too small to be of benefit to our fellow researchers. We never know what little tidbit is going to break down a brick wall for someone.
A special thank you goes to Sharon Pierce for her 6
years as Co-CC of Upshur County. She has passed on, and will be greatly missed. Sharon gave countless hours gathering information, typing,
walking/transcribing cemeteries, taking photographs, answering queries, and doing anything she could to help make
the Upshur County TXGenWeb site as informative and helpful to the researchers as is possible.
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