1900 - Name: James C Pelton [James C Pelto] Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 1, Cottle, Texas Age: 41 Birth Date: Apr 1859 Birthplace: Texas Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Arkansas Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas Spouse's Name: Mary A Marriage Year: 1885 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 15 Residence : Paducah Town, Cottle, Texas Occupation:farmer
James C Pelton 41, married 15 yrs Mary A Pelton 34, 1/66 TX James W Pelton 13, 1/87 TX Joseph O Pelton 10, 11/89 TX Magie M Pelton 6, 8/93 TX Susan M Pelton 4, 10/95 TX Samuel N Pelton 2, 2/98 TX Stuart H Pelton 7.12, 10/99 TX Robert L Adkins 13, 7/86 TX - nephew
Mary McKay b. 1866 in TX does not appear in the 1870 or 1880 census.
Order her death cert. from the county of death in TX. Death cert should show parents names + place of birth.
RE:Texas 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.