1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.
1900 - Name: James E Wells Age: 62 Birth Date: Nov 1837 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1900: Canton, Van Zandt, Texas [Van Zandt] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary E Wells Marriage Year: 1895 Years Married: 5 Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Occupation:
James E Wells 62, 11/37 TN - farmer Mary E Wells 43, 4/57 KY - 1 child Caroline B Wells 25, 1/75 TN - Edy E Lawrence 65, 2/35 TN - widowed m/inlaw, 10 children & 6 living William D Lawrence 29, 12/70 TN - b/inlaw
1880 - Name: Edie D. Lawrence Age: 45 Birth Year: abt 1835 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1880: District 4, Giles, Tennessee Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: John Lawrence Father's Birthplace: North Carolina Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina Occupation: Keeping House
John Lawrence 50, ALA - farmer, cannot read or write Edie D. Lawrence 45, TN - cannot read or write Mary Lawrence 22, KY - cannot read or write Buchanon Lawrence 20, TX - cannot write Abraham R. Lawrence 16, TX John H. Lawrence 13, TX William D. Lawrence 9, TX James M. Lawrence 6, TX Caroline M. Lawrence 5, TX
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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Death record - Name: James Elisha Wells Death Date: 29 Sep 1916 Death Place: Austin, Travis, Texas Gender: Male Race: White Death Age: 79 years Estimated Birth Date: Birth Date: 1837 Birthplace: Tenn. Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Father's Name: Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Mother's Birthplace: Occupation: Woodworker Place of Residence: Cemetery: State Cemetery Burial Place: Burial Date: 30 Sep 1916
NOTE - There will be NO Texas death cert available for John Lawrence.