RE: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.
1880 - Name: Linsey Shuffield Home in 1880: Upper Lafave, Yell, Arkansas Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860 Birthplace: Missouri Relation to Head of Household: Son-in-law Spouse's Name: Josephin Father's birthplace: Missouri Mother's birthplace: Missouri Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
Elizbeth Sulivan 50, ALA - widow, cannot write Jane Sulivan 29, MS - dau, divorced, cannot write John Sulivan 13, MS - son Hatty Sulivan 10, TN - dau Carley Sulivan 5, TN - son  Linsey Shuffield 20, MO - s/inlaw, cannot write Josephin Shuffield 18, MS
1900 - Name: Margeret J Shuffield [aka = Josephine] Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 6, Fannin, Texas Age: 39 Birth Date: Jan 1861 Birthplace: Mississippi Race: White Ethnicity: American Gender: Female Relationship to head-of-house: Wife Father's Birthplace: Mississippi Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi Mother: number of living children: 2 Mother: How many children: 7 Spouse's Name: Linsey H Marriage Year: 1878 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 22 Residence: Justice Precinct 6 (North Part), Fannin, Texas
Linsey H Shuffield 41, 5/59 Mo - farmer Margeret J Shuffield 39 Linsey A Shuffield 7, 4/93 TX - son Pearl E Shuffield 1, 10/98 TX
Linsey H Shuffield b. 6 MAY 1859 MO d. 22 JUN 1917 TX