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  Source Locations:
    WEB -- Internet Online Database
    BPL -- Bryan Public Library, Bryan TX
    TAMU -- Texas A&M Library, College Station, TX
    PV -- Prairie View Library, Prairie View, TX

  GENERAL HISTORIES:

    Brazos County Historical Tour (1976). Brundidge, Glenna, ed., BPL; TAMU

    Brazos County History, Rich Past--Bright Future. BPL; TAMU.
      Chapters on towns; migration & settlement; rivers; agriculture; schools; Black history; lodges & civic groups; Civil War & Reconstruction; churches; pioneer families; libraries; lawmen & outlaws; dentists; doctors & hospitals; politicians; cultural history; transportation & railroads; business histories; historic architecture; & weather.

    Brazos County History, (1901), Buchanan, A.J., WEB

    The Place-Names of Brazos County, Texas, 1821 to 1880. Diem, John W. ,1981. BPL; TAMU.
      Indexes place names as used in early deeds, tax rolls, maps, commissioners’ minutes, etc.

    The History of Brazos County, Texas. Marshall, Elmer Grady, Austin: 1937. BPL; TAMU.

    Pioneers of Brazos County, Texas, 1800-1850. Smith, W. Broadus, (1962). BPL; TAMU.
      Includes information from such sources as 1850 census, deeds, brands, etc.

  PEOPLE & FAMILES:

    Brazos County Residents., Page, Bill, BPL.
      Indexes articles and other sources of data concerning more than 300 families.

    Photographs of Brazos County Residents., WEB
      Index of photographs of Brazos County residents that may be found on the Brazos Genealogical Association website.

    The Life and Times of F.L. Pool. Pool, Fletcher L., Millican, Tex.: The Juggery, 1990. BPL; TAMU.
      Concerns history of Millican.

    Presidents of the A.& M. College of Texas & Texas A&M University., Holt, Trey, WEB

    Brazos County Residents at State & Local Fairs 1870-1873., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County residents who stayed in Houston hotels, 1865-1866, 1868-1869., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County residents who stayed in Galveston hotels, 1865-1869., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County residents in Washington County records., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County residents in Robertson County records., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County paupers, 1862-1873., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County residents mentioned in the 1902 UDC report, Renee Pierce Smelley, WEB

  COMMUNITY HISTORIES:

    Bryan Legends and Legacies., Foster, Betty Clements, Bryan: City of Bryan, 1996. BPL

    Those Were the Days: Bryan, Brazos County Texas, 1821-1921. Dorsey, Mary E., (1976) , BPL; TAMU.

    The Early History of Bryan and the Surrounding Area, Nance, Joseph M., (1962). BPL; TAMU.

    Early History of Bryan, Texas, Wilcox, Lois A., (1952). BPL; TAMU.

    A Dialogue Between Material Remains, Historical Documents, and Oral History: Allenfarm and Rogers Plantation, a Case Study. Allison, Randal S., 1996. TAMU.

    College Station (Tex.) 1938-1988. Balliew, Deborah Lynn., College Station: Intaglio Press, 1987. BPL; TAMU.

    Single Industry Boom Town: The Rise and Decline of a Dependency Relationship--College Station, Texas. Fabishak, Mary Clare. 1986. TAMU.

    Wixon Community, Brazos County, Texas. Hary, Ruth Jones; Janis Jones Hunt; and Myrtle Hicks Martin, 1996

    Story of the Early Settlers and Deceased of Alexander. Henry, Ola Maye , 1974. BPL; TAMU.

    Minter Springs: A Collection of Recollections. Parsons, Duward. Houston: Brunswick Press, 1991. Community between College Station and Wellborn, BPL; TAMU.

    A Time for Planting: A Social History of Selected Rural Communities in Brazos County. Schultz, Janice J. 1973. BPL; TAMU

    Twixt the Brazos and the Navasot: A Study of the Early History of Selected Communities in Northeast Brazos County, Texas Stribling, Johnnie E. BPL; TAMU

    Birth and Death of Boonville. Van Bavel, Margaret Lips. Austin: Nortex Press, 1986. BPL; TAMU.

  CHURCH HISTORIES:

    The A&M United Methodist Church; the First Fifty Years: 1923-1973. College Station: A&M Methodist Church, 1973. Brison, Fred R.BPL; TAMU

    30 Year History: First Baptist Church, College Station, Texas. Brown, R.L., Bryan: Wallace Printing Co., 1972. TAMU.

    A Better Day is Dawning: History of the First One Hundred Years of the First Baptist Church of Bryan ...1866 ...1966. Bryan First Baptist Church. Austin: Von-Boeckmann-Jones, 1966. BPL; TAMU.

    First Methodist Church: Yesterday--Today--Tomorrow Bryan First United Methodist Church. (1947?). TAMU.

    Early Brazos County Methodist Churches, Page, Bill, WEB

    History of the A&M Church of Christ. Buser, Joe. Bryan, 1988. BPL; TAMU.

    St. Andrew’s Bryan: The First 125 Years. Davis, Kathleen. Bryan: Lang Printing, 1992. BPL; TAMU.
      History & Membership Roll.

    El Santuario de Santa Teresa. Bryan?, 1979? TAMU.

    St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas: Marriage & Death Records, 1877-1908. Glowski, Joanne, BPL.

    A Sociological Study of the Structure and Functions of the Baptist Churches in Brazos County Halbrook, Alvin F., (1959). TAMU.

    A History of the First Presbyterian Church, Bryan, Texas. Monroe, Haskell M. 1993? TAMU.

    100 Years Steep Hollow Baptist Church, Bryan, Texas. South/West Printing Center, 1971. TAMU.

    St. Andrew’s Church 1866-1945: Bryan, Texas, Diocese of Texas. Bryan: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1945. TAMU.

    Who’s Who in Black Preachers in the Brazos Valley, 1982. TAMU.

    Reliance Church, Geneva Cole , WEB

  ETHNIC HISTORIES:

    Brazos Valley Italians: A Series of Interviews. Boykin, Rosemary D., College Station: C&R Publications, 1996. BPL; TAMU.

    Brazos County Extracts from Czech Newspapers 1901-1909., Page, Bill, WEB

    The Italians of Steele's Store Texas. Boykin, Rosemary, BPL; TAMU

    Up From Cotton: A Pictorial History Book of Blacks in the Brazos Valley. Buford, Michael Dwain, BPL; TAMU

    A Small Community in Action: Brazos County Negro Health Council Coit, Erma S., (1952). PV

    PGST News Glowski, Joanne, (Polish Genealogical Society of Texas), vol. 9, no.4 (Winter 1992). BPL; TAMU
      Articles about Polish settlers in Brazos Co.

    Slavery in the Economy of Brazos County: 1821 to 1860 Henry, Willie, (1954). PV

    A Social and Economic Study of the Italian Settlement, Steele’s Store, Texas. Moore, John W., TAMU master’s thesis, 1941. BPL; TAMU.

    Bigmama Didn’t Shop at Woolworth’s. Nash, Sunny. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1996. BPL; TAMU.
      Recollections of African American life in Bryan in the 1950s and 1960s.

    The Other Pioneers: Notes on Slaves and Slavery in Brazos County Page, Bill, (1996). BPL, WEB

  LODGE AND CLUB HISTORIES:

    History of the Lions Club of Bryan, Texas (1944). TAMU.

    Be It Remembered: A History of the Masons of Cedar Creek Lodge. Leighman, C. Raymond. Kurten: The Lodge, 1992. BPL; TAMU.

    Social Tie Lodge No. 56: Prince Hall, F. & A.M. Bryan, 1952. TAMU.
      African American Lodge.

    History of Bryan Rotary Club: 50th Anniversary, 1921-1971 Sweeney, Tom, (1971). TAMU.

  CITY DIRECTORIES:

    Bryan and College Station, Texas. Modern City Directory. BPL; TAMU.
      Late 1930s to the present.

  GOVERNMENT & CIVIL

    Postmasters & Post Offices, 1846-1930 , WEB

    Lawyers, Minors, & Name Changes & Ex Parte actions in the District Court 1846-1900, Page, Bill, WEB

    Some Brazos County Inquests 1857-1874., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County Estray Notices 1857-1860., Page, Bill, WEB

    Some Brazos County Bankruptcy Cases 1867-1868, 1871-1873., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County Postal History 1841-1900., Page, Bill, WEB

    Some Brazos County pardons & paroles, 1887-1889., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County political notes from Texas newspapers, 1839-1889., Page, Bill, WEB

    Wine & Liquor licenses in Brazos County, 1857-1871., Page, Bill, WEB

  VITAL RECORDS:

Births:
    Brazos Co. Texas Births: 1850-1910. Billingsley, Nadine Y., BPL; TAMU.
      Includes records from the court house, plus records kept by Dr. Jones.

    Brazos Co. TX Births: 1926-1995, Texas Dept. of Health, WEB
      Each year lists all births that occurred that year.
Adoptions:
    Annotated Adoption Records, 1862-1933 , Page, Bill, WEB
      Abstracted from Brazos County Deed Records.
Marriages:
    "Marriage Records of Brazos County, Texas, 1844-1878," Hearn, Mrs. W.O.; Mrs. William D. Scoates, in Central Texas Genealogical Society Quarterly, Oct. 1967- Mar. 1971 issues. TAMU Library Cushing F/385/H37.

    Miscellaneous Marriage & Divorce Notices, 1852-1889, Page, Bill, WEB
      Brazos County area notices abstracted from microfilmed newspapers in the Texas A&M University Library.

    Brazos County Marriage Books A and B (1843 - 1870), published by Research Ramblers... BPL; TAMU; WEB

    Brazos County Marriage Books C and D (1870 - 1878), published by Research Ramblers... BPL; TAMU; WEB

    Brazos County Marriage Books E and F (1878 - 1887), published by Research Ramblers... BPL; TAMU; WEB

    Brazos County Marriage Books G1 and G2 (1887 - 1895), published by Research Ramblers... BPL; TAMU; WEB

    Brazos Co. TX Marriages: 1966-2000, Texas Dept. of Health, WEB
      Each year lists all divorces that occurred that year.


    Brazos Co. TX Divorces: 1968-2000, Texas Dept. of Health, WEB
      Each year lists all divorces that occurred that year.
Deaths:
    Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 21. TAMU; BPL.
      Brazos County. April 26, 1841-March 1, 1939. Indexes the cases files (or flat files).

    Deaths listed in the diary of W.S. South, 1863-1897., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos Co. TX Deaths: 1964-1999, Texas Dept. of Health, WEB
      Each year lists all deaths that occurred that year.

  LAND

    Brazos County Original Land Owners , WEB

    Reconstructed Brazos Land District Records , Bill Page, WEB

    Brazos County Alien Land Registrations 1922., Page, Bill, WEB

    African-American Land Owners in Brazos County, 1865-1875 , Bill Page, WEB

  CENSUS

    1850 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

    1850 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas Transcribed by Ellen Horner and proofread by Charles Horner for the USGenWeb Census Project WEB

    1850 US Census, Slave Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm TAMU.

    1850 US Census, Non-Population Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm TAMU.
      Includes agriculture, mortality schedules, ect.

    1860 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

    1860 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas Transcribed by Ellen Horner and proofread by Charles and Ellen Horner for the USGenWeb Census Project. WEB

    1860: Collie-Cooper, Mary, Brazos County, Texas, 1860 Census; also 1842 Brazos
      County Tax Rolls and Surname Index (1983?). BPL; TAMU.

    1860 US Census, Slave Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm TAMU.

    1860 US Census, Agricultural Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. WEB
      Transcribed by Janis Hunt.

    1860 US Census, Non-Population Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm TAMU.
      Includes agriculture, mortality schedules, ect.

    1870 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas ;Transcribed by a team of transcribers who are members of the TEXAS RESEARCH RAMBLERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Brazos County, Texas. and proofread by Ellen Horner and Bill Page. WEB

    1870 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

    1870: Collie-Cooper, Mary, Brazos County, Texas 1870 Census (1987). BPL; TAMU.
      Was also serialized in the Brazos Genealogical Advertiser/Brazos Genealogist.

    1870 US Census, Non-Population Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm TAMU.
      Includes agriculture, mortality schedules, ect.

    1880 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

    1880 US Census, Non-Population Schedules, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm TAMU.
      Includes agriculture, mortality schedules, ect.

    1900 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

    1910 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

    1920 US Census, Brazos Co. Texas. Microfilm BPL; TAMU.

  NEWSPAPERS:

Bryan:
    Brazos County Bulletin. 12 Aug. 1903. (Published by anti-prohibitionists.)
      TAMU Film/N/556.5.

    Brazos County Signal. 29 Aug.-24 Oct. 1903. (Published by prohibitionists.)
      TAMU Film/N/ 556.5.

    Brazos Pilot 26 Apr. 1877; 27/28 June 1878; 27 June 1899;
      17 Aug. 1905-11 Jun. 1908. BPL; TAMU Film/ N/556.5. An issue for 1 Sep. 1882 is at the start of reel 113 (dated 4 Nov.-31 Dec. 1960) of the Bryan Daily Eagle; an issue for 27 Jun. 1883, is on the reel of the Bryan Daily Eagle dated 22 Feb. 1898-16 Mar. 1899.

    Bryan-College Station Eagle. 5 Dec. 1895- . (Title varies).
      BPL; TAMU Film/N/557.

    Bryan Evening Pilot. 14 May 1907; 14 Dec. 1907; 15 Jan. 1908.
      BPL; TAMU Film/N/556.5.

    Bryan Weekly Eagle (title varies). 24 Oct. 1889-16 Oct. 1890;
      15 Nov. 1894-7 Nov. 1895; 19 Nov. 1896- 15 Sep. 1937. BPL; also TAMU Film/N/557. The 7 Jun. 1892 issue of the "Bryan Eagle Daily Commencement Edition" is on the reel of Bryan Daily Eagle for 22 Feb. 1898-16 Mar. 1899.

    Panel (Bryan Field). 12 May 1944-13 Oct. 1945. TAMU Film/N/860.
College Station:
    Battalion. (1893-1894), (1896-1900), (1904), (1906-1907), (1916),
      (1919-1924), 19 Sep. 1928-29 Aug. 1973, 3 Sep. 1974- . TAMU Film/N/560.

    Little Batt. [Feb. 1947-May 1948]. TAMU Film/N/560.
      Filmed after 27 May 1948, issue of the Battalion.

    North Gate Tattler. TAMU Cushing Library. Scattered issues.

    Sparks and Flashes (Naval Training School).
      17 Dec. 1943-2 Mar. 1945. Some issues missing. TAMU Cushing Library 378.764/A2789n.

    Texas A&M Daily Bulletin. 1918-1926. TAMU Cushing
      Library 378.764/A27D.

  MAGAZINES:

    Brazos Genealogical Advertiser/Brazos Genealogist. BPL; TAMU

    Brazos Genealogical Advertiser/Brazos Genealogist Subject/Article Index. WEB

  BUSINESS:

    Brazos Pilot Ledger, 1877-1882 , Bill Page, 1986., WEB

    Brazos County cases involving businesses decided by the Texas Supreme Court., Page, Bill, WEB

    Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick Makers: Notes on Bryan Businesses, 1867-1889, Page, Bill, (1996). BPL.

  CEMETERY RECORDS:

    Brazos County Texas Cemetery Book, compiled by the Brazos Genealogical Association, BPL; TAMU.
      Contains burials up to 1988

    Brazos County, Texas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Smith, W. Broadus, (1967). BPL; TAMU.
      Less complete than the work by the Brazos Genealogical Association.

    The Brazos Genealogist, Brazos Genealogical Association. [see subject/article index]. BPL.

    Bryan City Cemetery, Brazos County, Texas: Books 1, 2, 3, & 4. Collie-Cooper, Mary, BPL; TAMU.
      Indexed by name; gives age, birth place, cause of death; race; etc.; was also serialized in the Brazos Genealogical Advertiser/ Brazos Genealogist.

    Brazos County Cemetery GPS Locations , Gene Phillips WEB

    Barker Family Cemetery , Lt Col Eldon L. Sanders , Sept. 27, 2000 , WEB

    Cotton Wood Cemetery WEB

    House Cemetery , James Pierce , WEB

    Kurten Cemetery , David Manthei , WEB

    Paint Creek Cemetery , Mikki Meyer , Oct 14, 2001 , WEB

    Peach Creek Cemetery , J.L. Halpin , Mar. 7, 2001 , WEB

    Red Hill Cemetery , Billie Rawls Nast , WEB

    Wheat Cemetery., WEB

    Wheat Cemetery , Gayle Wilcox , Mar 30, 2002 , WEB

  MAPS:

    Brazos County Landowner Map Book. TAMU. Shows land owners as of about 1987.

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. TAMU (microfilm). Film/B/3429.
      Maps of Texas cities. Gives data on materials used in construction of buildings in Bryan, but not the names of the buildings' owners.

  MILITARY:

    Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Brazos County and the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas. BPL; TAMU
Civil War:
    Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas, 1863-1865, Volume IV, Mearse, Linda, Central Texas. San Marcos, Tx.: 1995. TAMU.
      Includes Brazos Co. lists for 1864 & 1865.

    10th Texas Infantry - Nelson's Regiment , Scott McKay. WEB
      Companies F & I from Brazos County

    Brazos Co. Confederate Pension Application File Index , WEB

    Brazos Co. Confederate Pension Applications , WEB

    Federal Soldiers in Brazos County, 1865-1870., Page, Bill, WEB

    Brazos County agriculture during the Civil War., Page, Bill, WEB
Spanish American War
    Texas Aggies & The Spanish American War., Page, Bill, WEB
World War I
    "Some World War I Soldiers from Brazos County" , TAMU Film/N/557; BPL
      Names of WWI soldiers extracted from the book "Men and Women in World War II from Brazos County and Aggie Veterans"
World War II:
    "A&M and Bryan Field Edition," Houston Post, Nov. 11, 1942; TAMU Film/N/581.
      includes information about Texas A&M, Bryan Field, etc.

    "Men and Women in World War II from Brazos County and Aggie Veterans"; BPL 940.54/Men.
Post WWII:
    "Bryan Air Force Base Edition," Bryan Daily Eagle, Oct. 13, 1951. TAMU Film/N/557; BPL
      64 page special edition concerning Bryan Air Force Base.

  SCHOOLS:

    Early Supporters of Texas A&M, Page, Bill, WEB

    A Follow-up Study of the Graduates and Drop- outs of the John M. Moore Training School, Bryan, Texas, 1942-1948 Batts, Fred D., (1951). PV

    The Bear, 1955. E.A. Kemp High School, TAMU.
      Yearbook of African American High School in Bryan

    A Project in Rural School Consolidation and Its Contribution to the Solution of the Rural School Problem of Brazos County Hughes, William L., (1922). TAMU.
      Includes photos of some schools.

    A History of Allen Academy, 1886-1968. LeUnes, Barbara L., College Station, 1970. TAMU.

    The 1929 All-en. Bryan, 1929. TAMU.
      Allen Academy yearbook for 1929.

    Evaluation of the Health and Physical Education Program for Girls at E.A. Kemp High School, Bryan, Texas (1959). Pruitt, Mell, PV

    A Comparative Study of Common Schools for Negroes in Brazos County (1944). Randle, Irene E., PV

    A Ten Year Follow-up on Members of the Senior Classes of E.A. Kemp High School, Bryan, Texas, for the Years 1949 through 1958 Scurry, Claude L., (1960). PV.

  INDEXES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES:

    Brazos County Bibliography., BPL; TAMU.
      Lists hundreds of articles, documents, books, etc.







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