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Upshur County, Texas
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Upshur County Look-Up Page!

If you own any Upshur County book(s), whether listed or not, and will do look-ups, please contact Etta, Sheila and Elaine. As you can see, volunteers are needed, and we can use more than one volunteer per book.

There is a website for societies, authors and regular genealogist to buy and sell their genealogy books. It has no cost to anyone and is not a commercial site.  Genealogy Classifieds    The place to find new, used, out of print and just plain hard to find Genealogy Books. If you have an old, used genealogy book or publication on your bookshelf and no longer use it then you can make some extra money and help another fellow researcher out by selling it here as well as putting some of the original cost you incurred back into your own pocket for new genealogical books or publications purchases.

Feel free to request a look-up from the following resources. Please limit your request to one name per request. Please put UPSHUR COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted. In the first line of the message please put the name of the resource you are requesting the lookup in. Please be patient and polite....these folks are doing lookups in their SPARE time and out of the goodness of their hearts.

They did not start keeping marriage records until 1873. Please do not request a lookup for a marriage if the marriage date is pre 1873.

Reference Book/Database Lookup Volunteer E-mail
Upshur County, Texas - A Sesquicentennial History
This was published in '96 and is a collection of family histories contributed by individuals and is available from Upshur County Chamber of Commerce
Sue Kennington
Letty Harrington
Sheila Pool
A History of Upshur County, Texas
by Doyal T. Loyd (Published in 1966)
Letty Harrington
Sheila Pool
Rex Morgan
Joanna Patterson
A Brief History of Upshur County
by G H Baird (Published in 1946)
Judy Dalton
One Hundred Years Masonry Day By Day in Bethesda Lodge No. 142 Gilmer TX 1854-1954 Volunteer needed
Muster Rolls of the 14th Texas Volunteer Infantry 1862-1865
by Joan Cobb
Complete Muster Rolls transcribed from National Archives microfilm.
Joan Cobb
My Dear Martha
by Joan Cobb
28 original letters written by James Harvey Armstrong of Upshur County during the Civil War. He mentions many people from the Murray League area.
Joan Cobb
Bound for the Promised Land
by Joan Cobb
Armstrong, Coppedge and Clark families of Murray League
Joan Cobb
Twixt the Forks of the Cypress
by Ernest F Smith
Joan Cobb
The 2000 edition lists approximately 81,000 names which includes spouse, children, etc.
Elizabeth Steelman
Bits & Pieces 'Bout Gilmer
This is a small pamphlet but some good information about early Gilmer.
Volunteer needed
A history of the Upshur County Chamber of Commerce
1915-1948 (Another pamphlet)
Sheila Pool
A history of the Gilmer Mirror - "Celebrating 125 Years of service to Upshur County" Sheila Pool
La Fayette Iron Record....1893 edition. Sheila Pool
Upshur Marriages 1873, 1874, 1875
(Copied from the Gilmer Mirror and alphabized.)
Volunteer needed
"Gilmer 1848-1998....A Look at the Past 150 Years" Sheila Pool
"Remember Our Heroes" published 11/11/2000.   A complete listing of all those that served in WW II from Upshur Co. Sheila Pool
"The Rays Look Back"   by Marvin B. McCarley Joanna Patterson
"Big Sandy: Big Helper of Men"      by Shirley West Joanna Patterson
Reflections of Upshur County Sheila Pool
Rex Morgan
I will do look-ups on the 1850 Upshur County Census R. Alsobrook
I will do look-ups on the 1880 Upshur County Census Diane Starks
Complete Roster for the 18th Texas Infantry
Roster includes Company H, Men from Upshur County, Texas
Randy Howald
Texans in the Civil War
I will research library books and newspaper rolls Pam Lain
I have copies of numerous birth & death indexes from the courthouse
Da - birth 
Dav - death
Gr - birth & death
Po - birth & death
Ro - birth & death
Sheila Pool
I have a very detailed descendant chart on Thomas Jefferson and Ruthie Jane (Wilkins) Moon with spouses, etc. Sheila Pool
Cemetery Lookups & tombstone pictures Volunteer needed
Rosewood Cemetery Volunteer needed
Country Faith and Fate Sheila Pool
Still Photos of Headstones Sue Gillespie

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