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Subject: Re: [TXLAMAR] Lamar County Marriage records 1895
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:44:28 -0000
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Little if any of the County Clerk's records were affected thanks to the foresight of then County Judge Charles S. Neathery who in 1888 had a fire-proof vault built to house and protect such records at a cost of $15,000. By the way, he was voted out of office, as a result of such foresight which he took upon himself without approval of the citizenry concerned with tight monetary budgets and taxes. Were it not for his forbearance and seemingly illegal act, Lamar County would indeed be without much of its written history and heritage today. This act protected birth, death, marriage, probate and land records. Unfortunately, district court records were lost.
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