Local Van Zandt County Authors

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society



This page is dedicated to our local authors who have taken the time to research and create a manuscript and have that manuscript published. This takes time and dedication to a particular subject. All these books contain material from Van Zandt County. If you or someone you know has published an article in a magazine, a book or other published material that you would like to share with others, please contact Sibyl and the material will be place on this page.


"Building A County: Van Zandt County, 1848-1992," a new volume by Elvis Allen is a definitive story of the county's progress viewed mainly through Commissioners' Court Minutes. This hardbound book is newly released and contains 235 pages with maps, footnotes, bibliography, appendices and is fully indexed. A must for Van Zandt County researchers.


Daddy Said by Elvis Allen. Born in 1943, the eleventh of twelve children of James and Effie Garrett Allen, Elvis Allen is a third generation Van Zandter and a fifth generation Texan. Mr. Allen has been interested in history and historical research for many years. He holds memberships in the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, The Edgewood Historical Society and the Dallas-Shreveport Road Committee. Being interested in archaeology, Mr. Allen is a member of the Institute of American Archeology and holds a lifetime membership with the Texas Archeological Society.


Kaufman County, TX, Death Extracts by Linda Feagin Harwell


John Tinsley Is My Name and John Tinsley Is My Name, Volume II, the Descendants, compiled and edited by Sue Tinsley Wilkinson


Walter Roger and Anna McDonald Hinckley, Some Texas Descendants of Samuel and Sarah Soole Hinckley, From England to the Colonies in the New World, 1635 to the present, via John Hinckley by Mary Jane Gamon


Russells Reunited, a book that details the genealogy of the Russell and allied families back to 1708, written and published by Bill Russell. It includes about 50 pages dedicated to Doctor William James Park Russell, wife, Ava, and children and grandchildren. This family came to Wills Point in 1886 and descendants remain today in the area. Allied families include the Burnett, Rhodes, Teal, White, Johnson, Cox, and Norton families of Van Zandt County. Also included are transcriptions of original family letters describing life in Wills Point 1886-1900.


A Call To Arms, Van Zandt Co., TX, World War I, compiled by Sue Wilkinson has just recently won a top award in the Texas State Genealogical Society's annual writing competition. It contains the names of all men in the county who registered for the draft during World War I.


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