Source Information

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Ancestry.com. Texas, Memorials and Petitions, 1834-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Memorials and Petitions. Austin, Texas: Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

About Texas, Memorials and Petitions, 1834-1929

This database contains petitions and similar correspondence made to the State of Texas. They include requests for action on civic matters and for aid. You might find documents addressing town incorporations, judicial district changes, appropriations, stock laws, liquor levies, requests for bridges, poor relief, divorce, permission for free blacks to settle in the state, and myriad other items.

These documents can provide names and dates and sometimes information about when people entered Texas, where they settled, military service, and other details.

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