TX Vital Records - The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903.Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas.However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926.However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.
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1880 - Name: Cala Martin Age: 34 Birth Year: abt 1846 Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1880: Precinct 2, Somervell, Texas Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: William Martin Occupation: Keeping House
William Martin 48, TN Cala Martin 34, MS - SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE EITHER PARENT WAS BORN Thomas Martin 8, TX John Martin 6, TX Robert Martin 4, TX Buhular Martin 2, TX [AKA = Beulah]
1900 - Name: Caroline Martin Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 2, Somervell, Texas [Somervell] Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Wm Martin Marriage Year: 1871 Years Married: 29 Father's Birthplace: Georgia Mother's Birthplace: Georgia Mother: number of living children: 3 Mother: How many children: 5 Occupation:
Wm Martin 68, 9/31 TN - farmer Caroline Martin - does not know WHEN or WHERE she was born; does not know where either parent was born W F Martin 28, 4/72 TX Beulah Martin 22, 5/78 TX E A Martin 18, 10/81 TX
Here Caroline claimed 5 children & 3 living but in 1910 she claimed 5 children & 5 living.
1910 - Name: Carolina Martin Age in 1910: 55 Birth Year: abt 1855  Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 2, Somervell, Texas Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married = 39 Spouse's Name: William Martin
William Martin 77, TN - 2nd MARRIAGE, farmer Carolina Martin 55, MS - 2ND MARRIAGE, 5 children; parents birthplaces are reported as "unkinown"
1920 - Caroline is not listed in this TX census.
MS Vital Records - MS havebirth & death records on file from 1912- present.
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