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From: "R. Mark Reid Jr." <>
Subject: Re: TXWOOD-D Digest V00 #65
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 21:49:59 -0500
At 05:27 AM 9/1/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I am planning to visit Wood Co. sometime next week and would like to ask your
>1. Where is the courthouse located?
>2. Where is the local library located?
>3. Is there a Historical Society or Genealogical Society that will be open
>during daytime hours, and if so, on what day?
Please take a look at:
If you click around a bit, you will find a map of Quitman showing the
courthouse and the library.
The genealogy room in the library is open for your use except on Wednesdays
and weekends. Unfortunately, genealogical society members are not always
there to help you, but I think you can figure out fairly quickly how the
rom is organized.
>4. Does anyone know of any researchers doing research on the Clark, Crockett
>or Williams families who were in Wood Co. for the 1850 census and lived in
>Wood Co., but were reflected on the Van Zandt Co. census. (These Crockett
>family members were relatives of "Davy" Crocket who was killed at the Alamo.
>Their names were Joseph Crockett, Sr. and his two sons Joseph, Jr. and James
>C. Crockett. James C. Crockett married Zelphia Clark and they eventually
>moved to west Texas. James O. Clark lived in Wood Co. for over 50 years and
>died there in 1898.
Again, check the Wood County Genealogical Society web page. You will find
links to other researchers and the surnames that they are researching.
Also, when in the genealogy room in the library, look for a file cabinet
containing "Family" files. These files contain Group Sheets, Pedigree
Charts, and other material submitted by other researchers.
>5. Does the Library or County Clerk's office have an index and copies of
>marriage licenses issued during the 1850's?
No. The courthouse burned. Our earliest records begin in 1879.
>6. Does the Librarty have census film for the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census' of
Yes. Ask the librarian for the microfilm. The microfilm reader is in the
Also, take a look at:
The records there contain everyone who was listed in the 1850 VanZandt and
1860 Wood Counties census records.
Thank you for your interest in Wood County genealogy.
Mark Reid, President, WCGS