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1894 Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas

661 pages of history and genealogy including 558 biographies in numerous south central Texas Counties

An informative and historical overview of the south central region of Texas on CD of the full 1894 Goodspeed Brothers "Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas" including 558 family biographies. This book also includes a condensed history of Texas from its first exploration and settlement to 1894. An important resource for the study and research of  history and genealogy in these Texas counties. The largest portion of this book is devoted to the biographies (603 out of 661 pages.)

This fascinating and detailed book is on CD in Adobe Acrobat pdf format and contains ALL of the below listed family biographies from these south central  Texas counties.  In addition, thousands of additional individuals and surnames are mentioned within these biographies. 

Fully searchable - find any name or location instantly!

FAMILY BIOGRAPHIES BY COUNTY

(The entire book, ALL of the listed biographies for each of the following counties are included on one CD):

Many of the persons profiled in these biographies lived at various times in several different counties. The listings here are where they were recorded as living at the time of the publication of the book in 1894. Many lived in other counties in previous times and some probably moved after the publication of the book. It is not unusual for some to have lived in three or four or even more counties over the course of their lifetime.

Despite the title of the book, Memorial and Biographical Record of Southwest Texas, the biographies are primarily concentrated in counties in south central Texas.

385 biographies (69 percent of the total) are the following ten counties:
Austin County, Bexar County, Caldwell County, Fayette County, Gonzales County, Guadalupe County, Hays County, Lavaca County, Victoria County, Wilson County

An 125 additional biographies (22 percent of the total) are in the following nine counties:
Brazoria County, Colorado County, DeWitt County, Fort Bend County, Goliad County, Matagorda County, Nueces County, Webb County, Wharton County

The remaining 47 biographies (8 percent of the total) are in eighteen additional counties

Aransas County, Texas (1 family biography)
McFarland *

Austin County, Texas (47 family biographies):
Allen * Bell * Biggs * Brown * Buckner * Bush * Cannon * Chesley * Cochran * Cook * Dabney * Davidson * Dupuy * English * Gardner * Glenn * Guyler * Habermacher * Harry * Hill * Hockborth * Howard * Johnson * Johnston * Josey * Kenney * Kidd * Lewis * Magruder * Meyer * Odom * Pennington * Pier * Pitts * Ross * Shelburne * Sprain * Stone * Tesch * Thompson * Thornton * Vick * Ward * Wiley *

Bee County, Texas (5 family biographies):
Flournoy * Hart * McCurdy * Walton * Wilson *

Bexar County, Texas (22 family biographies):
Bliem * Bowie * Boyd * Crockett * French * Hicks * Jones * Kampmann * King * Kingsley * Lewis * McLeary * Menger * Moss * Navarro * Ogden * Richardson * Stayton * Terrell * Wahrenberger * Washington * Young *

Blanco County, Texas (1 family biography):
Johnson *

Brazoria County, Texas (12 family biographies):
Adriance * Austin * Masterson * Nash * Neeley * Phillips * Porter * Smith * Sweeny * Thompson *

Caldwell County, Texas (30 family biographies):
Burleson * Carpenter * Cliett * Field * Foster * Francis * Greenwood * Hendricks * Jones * Kyser * Lane * Malloch * Manning * Martindale * McKinney * Myers * Nix * Palmer * Pettey * Ragan * Reed * Smith * Stringfellow * Van Gasken * Verser * Walker * Wilson * Withers *

Calhoun County, Texas (8 family biographies):
Bickford * Edgar * George * McFarland * Mitchell * Moore * O'Neil * Traylor *

Colorado County, Texas (17 family biographies):
Boedeker * Bruce * Delany * Hall * Harrison * Hillje * Holloway * Kollmann * Mahon * Mansfield * McLeary * Munn * Oncken * Riley * Shropshire * Towell *

Comal County, Texas (3 family biographies):
Jahn * Kessler * Seele *

Dallas County, Texas (1 family biography):
Brown *

DeWitt County, Texas (16 family biographies):
Allen * Anderson * Blanks * Coppedge * Glass * Graham * Howerton * McCrabb * McManus * Mooney * Phillips * Reuss * Smith * Taylor * Vanderhider * Warn *

Fayette County, Texas (40 family biographies):
Allen * Bumgarten * Bunting * Burke * Clark * Duncan * Ehlinger * Faires * Franke * Friedberger * Giles * Green * Haidusek * Hall * Harrison * Harwell * Heilig * Hildebrand * Holman * Hunter * Kerr * Killough * Klatt * Lane * Ledbetter * Lidiak * Little * Moore * Rabb * Robison * Speckels * Thomas * Turner * Wheeler * Willrich * Wolters *

Fort Bend County, Texas (10 family biographies):
Adams * Briscoe * Coalson * DeWalt * Lamar * Mayes * McJunkin * Peareson * Ransom * Stewart (Stuart) *

Frio County, Texas (6 family biographies):
Armstrong * Durbin * Maney * Meriwether * Redditt * Thomas *

Goliad County, Texas (11 family biographies):
Burke * Claiborne * Davis * McCampbell * Menefee * Nott * Nusom * Patton * Peck * Redding * Thompson *

Gonzales County, Texas (92 family biographies):
Askey * Baker * Barnett * Beasley * Beverly * Billings * Botts * Braches * Brenner * Brown * Budd * Burnett * Carter * Cavett * Clark * Colley * Collins * Cook * Cox * Cunningham * Darst * Davie * De Poyster * Denman * Dickinson * Dilworth * Eason * Evans * Finney * Fisher * Fitzgerald * Fly * Gates * Glover * Hall * Hamon * Hanson * Hill * Hoke * Hopkins * Houston * Johnson * Jones * Keith * Kennard * King * Kleine * Knox * Kokernot * Laird * Littlefield * Lord * Lowry * Mangum * McCaleb * Miller * Milner * Monkhouse * Nicholson * Nixon * O'Banion * O'Connor * O'Neall * Patteson * Peck * Phillips * Pouncey * Putnam * Qualls * Ramsay * Schnabel * Sellers * Smith * Steen * Talley * Thompson * Towns * Walker * Ward * Watson * Wells * Williams * Wood * Wright *

Guadalupe County, Texas (25 family biographies):
Appling * Baker * Bellinger * Blair * Burges * Conley * Donegan * Dunn * Fennell * Gary * Greenwood * Gregg * Hocker * Lackey * Lowman * Manford * Moore * Nixon * Peirce * Rust * Smith * Staples * Vaughan * Wilson * Wood *

Hays County, Texas (44 family biographies):
Bales * Beall * Bost * Burleson * Combs * Connally * Cook * Crosthwait * Donalson * Groos * Hilliard * Humphreys * Hutchison * Jameson * Johns * Jones * Joyce * Julian * Kone * Kyle * Lindsey * Lock * Malone * Martin * McGehee * McMeans * Nance * Neighbors * Northcraft * Peel * Pier * Reagan * Steele * Stephenson * Storey * Thompson * Wallace * Woods * Word *

Jackson County, Texas (4 family biographies):
Chivers * Partain * Putnam * Wells *

Karnes County, Texas (1 family biography):
Daughtry *

La Salle County, Texas (2 family biographies):
Davis * Edwards *

Lavaca County, Texas (30 family biographies):
Avant * Bennett * Brown * Clark * Eidson * Green * Guthrie * Hallett * Herder * Hillmann * Houchins * Lancaster * Ledbetter * Montgomery * Moore * Morgan * Mullen * Mylius * Nave * Nichols * Nolan * Russell * Schwab * Townsend * Turner * Vallentine * Wangemann * Williams *

Matagorda County, Texas (16 family biographies):
Austin * Brown * Elliott * Franz * Hawkins * Holt * Horton * Keller * Matthews * McCrosky * Moore * O'Connell * Rugeley * Williams *

Nacogdoches County, Texas (1 family biography):
Rusk *

Nueces County, Texas (14 family biographies):
Acebo * Brooks * De Ryee * Hoffman * Hopkins * Lovenskiold * Mitchell * Mussett * Rivera * Scott * Spohn * Westervelt * Whelan *

Refugio County, Texas (3 family biographies):
Autry * Gullett * Wood *

Robertson County, Texas (1 family biography):
Robertson *

San Augustine County, Texas (1 family biography):
Blount *

Travis County, Texas (2 family biographies):
De Caussey * Gregg *

Val Verde County, Texas (1 family biography):
Woods *

Victoria County, Texas (30 family biographies):
Abney * Braman * Carson * Coleman * Cunningham * Davidson * Fox * Gonzales * Jones * Jordan * Koontz * Leuschner * Levi * Levy * Lowe * Onderdonk * Pridham * Regan * Schneider * Shiner * Stafford * Stayton * Sterne * Thornton * Thurmond * Weisiger * Wertheimer * Whips * Wyer *

Walker County, Texas (1 family biography):
Houston *

Washington County, Texas (1 family biography):
Stone *

Webb County, Texas (14 family biographies):
Arthur * Benavides * Brewster * Dodd * Earnest * Haynes * Macdonell * Martin * Matherne * McNeil * Page * Tarver * Turpin * Vidaurri *

Wharton County, Texas (15 family biographies):
Croom * Davis * Dennis * Duncan * Fahrenthold * Kemp * Northington * Phillips * Singleton * Victor * Weems * Whitten *

Williamson County, Texas (1 family biography):
Shelburne *

Wilson County, Texas (25 family biographies):
Agee * Beakley * Brewton * Briscoe * Burrows * Camp * Creech * Dickey * Dunovant * Evans * Frazar * Harbert * Houston * Hughes * Kroeger * Matthews * Mayes * Murray * Norris * Picket * Polley * Rosser * Sutherland * Tom *

Unidentified County, Texas (4 family biographies):
Bean * De Gavala * Fannin * McCulloch *

Partial Listing of History Topics Included:

In addition the biographical section of the book, also included is a 42 page history of the State of Texas from its earliest exploration and settlement up to 1894 when the book was published.

  • The History of Texas
  • Earliest Exploration of Texas
  • The Name of Texas Defined
  • Topography
  • Principal Rivers
  • Elevation of Selected Locations
  • Mineral Resources
  • Earliest Catholic Missions in Texas
  • Colonization of Texas by the French
  • The Austin Colony Established
  • The Battle of the Alamo
  • The Civil War and Texas
  • The Republic of Texas
  • Texas Becomes A State
  • The Lone Star Flag
  • Railroads in Texas
  • Population by County
  • Biographies
  • (the majority of the book, 603 pages, is in this section)

    The book on this CD is in Adobe Acrobat pdf format and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program to view. You probably already have this program on your computer but if not, a free copy of the program is included on the CD. Each of the ebooks is designed to look just like a regular book and is bookmarked to move easily and quickly from one section another.  This CD was designed by, and is available exclusively from us, Hearthstone Legacy Publications.

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    The cost for this CD containing this entire book on CD (Adobe Acrobat pdf format) described above is only $9.95 plus shipping, or only $6.95 as a digital download! A great deal of history and genealogy (661 pages in all) for very little cost! A truly fascinating view of the south central region of Texas from its first settlement to 1894.

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