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)
Here's Another New Page I'm Working on--Listing All Known Burials in Upshur County of Those who Fought in the War Between the States--This is an Effort in Progress and Is Being Added to Each Week Cemetery by Cemetery. It's fascinating to find that almost every man born 1800-1850 fought in the Civil War whether anyone has ever found what unit(s) or not. I have now listed hundreds of biographies in cemeteries all over Upshur County but not in any particular cemetery as one listing will lead to a family member in another. I record information on their parents, all their children, where they were born & died & all military information including Civil War Pension Application information--how fascinating!
Updated through 4-7-13
Call me crazy but I'm attempting to add a short biography for EACH person born in the 1800's or before buried in Upshur County in the cemetery pages. I have finished Enon Cemetery, most of Grice and put this on hold for a short time to work full time on my project of Civil War Veteran Burials. However while working on the Civil War burials I am adding hundreds of biographies for their parents & children as well in cemeteries all over the county. As always let me know of any errors or other information you wish to share. Ron Wade, 7 Apr 2013
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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