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South Central Texas Genealogy


South Central Texas Genealogy

Includes counties listed in first post.

Members: 29
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2012

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John M. Franz, Hidalgo Co.

Started by Charles R. Almstedt Jul 31, 2009. 0 Replies

Counties of South Central Texas

Started by Kelli Davis Underhill Jul 11, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Charlie Vines on November 19, 2012 at 8:21pm

WANTED, Help transcribing books about Texas for


I have several ebooks about Texas (or a particular area of Texas) that I would like to transcribe / format for posting on the Texas county pages at Trails To The Past.  All of these books are in the ‘public domain’ (not copyrighted) and were written in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. 


The books contain history about the state, Texas counties and cities as well as biographies (hundreds of them) about those who were instrumental in the formation of Texas as we know it today.


I am currently working on “Types of Successful Men of Texas” by Lewis E Daniell.  I have completed a bio on R. M. Page of Tarrant Co., TX ( and I am working on a bio about Oran Milo Roberts (17th governor of Texas).


I am looking for volunteers who would like to assist in the transcribing/formatting of these books.  No pressure.  You can work as much or as little as your schedule permits.  If you think you would be interested in helping, please contact me at




Charlie Vines

Comment by Charlie Vines on December 10, 2011 at 12:00pm

The team at spends time throughout the year researching and transcribing data for different states. All data that comes in is posted to the
appropriate county/state. During the first three weeks of December we are
focusing on Texas (the entire state). I currently host Dallas, Hunt, and
Lubbock Counties within the state. If anyone would be interested in posting any data related to Texas (or anywhere else for that matter), please forward it to me orto the appropriate county host and we will work to get it posted.

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Happy Hunting,

Charlie Vines
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Comment by john armstrong on August 16, 2009 at 6:53pm
hi iam hotrod iam reserching these names ables miller reed caperton martin and there ancesters garner gattis orr king davenport lilly masters metcalf waters
Comment by john armstrong on July 31, 2009 at 5:43pm
hi iamjohn and iam in bexar co but reserching in bexar and alascosa coand wilson co. for ables miller martins caperton armstrong
Comment by Gen Story Girl on July 24, 2009 at 10:41pm
I am researching the following Surnames in South Central Texas

Blanco Co...DAVIS
Travis Co...BROWN
Gonzales Co...DAVIS, BAKER
Comment by Jamie on July 22, 2009 at 12:59pm
I am looking for info about my great grandfather, William Howard Hunt and his Wife Lillie. He was born Feb. 22, 1876 in Salem, VA. and died around 1900. He married Lillie Belle Watson in Llano, TX. She was born June 30, 1882 in Llano, and died in 1934 in San Angelo, TX. They had one son, my grandfather, Thomas Rae Hunt. Lillie later married Raymond Voss. I can not find any info on either of William or Lillies families. No records of any kind.
Comment by Janice Treadwell Burzlaff on July 13, 2009 at 10:30pm
I'm happy to have found this group. My paternal grandfather, Willis Oliver Treadwell was born in Kenedy in Karnes County in 1884. His father Oliver Goldsmith Treadwell was born in Mississippi but I don't know what year he moved to Texas. I do know he was there during the Civil War; he fought with McCord's Texas Cavalry. My grandfather's mother, Arcanie Elizabeth Watkins Treadwell, came from Georgia after the Civil War with her family. Her father was Baylis Sanford Watkins and her mother Caroline Treadwell Watkins (yes, I'm a Treadwell twice!) When my husband was stationed at Ft. Hood we went to Kenedy and met my wonderful cousin Effie McClane Williams, my grandfather's first cousin. She was retired and genealogy was her hobby; she gave me lots of wonderful family information. She was related to me through the Watkins but told me what she could about the Treadwells.
Comment by Craig Manson on July 11, 2009 at 8:51pm
Comment by Craig Manson on July 11, 2009 at 8:49pm
My surnames in South Central Texas include BRYANT and MARTIN.
Comment by BeNotForgot on July 11, 2009 at 11:49am
My paternal grandpa -- surname POUNDERS -- was born in Caldwell County in 1902.

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