site is a part of The
project and The
project devoted solely to the genealogy and history of
My name is
(My Bio) and I am the County Coordinator for this county and I hope that you will find these pages helpful in your search for your ancestors in Titus County.
Please Note that this is an all volunteer project and that we can use all the help we can get. If you can help in any way (even a little), please
always needed and welcome. Without you, the site will not
grow as it should.
Titus County was named for
pioneer resident Andrew Jackson Titus (1814-1855), the man who opened the
county's first road to the river port in Jefferson.
The Caddo Indians were one of
the first to appreciate the beauty of this area, for it was here that they made
their home. Village sites and burial grounds have been located in numerous
places in the county; on Ripley Creek, Harts Creek, Blundell Creek, Swannano
Creek, and at Dellwood Park. Titus County was, perhaps, the last home of Indians
in the Northeast Texas area, living here as late as 1845.
In the heart of Northeast Texas
is the town of Mount Pleasant, founded May 11, 1848. John Binion, Sr., Richard
Moore, and L. Gilbert laid off a forty-eight block town site to serve as county
seat for Titus County, which was created by a legislative act on May 11, 1846.
Until after the Civil War, Titus County also included present-day Franklin and
Morris Counties. High waters along the creeks and the Sulphur River often halted
travel in the early years. Record time to haul cotton to Jefferson was 5 days by
Please enjoy your visit to
Northeast Texas and Titus County. We hope you find all you wish for in your
Sharing with others
If you have family history, stories, photos, books,
marriages, births & death records. Newspaper clippings such
as obits, birth, wedding, military, wills or other data
about Wilkes County. Send the files to me and I will upload
it. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Add your family surnames so
others can contact you. A great way to find more information
and meet new cousins! Send me an
include your surnames and I will add them.
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honoring all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for
Our thoughts and prayers
are with the family members and loved ones of those that
gave their lives to fight for our country.
May God give you peace in your heart and strength to carry
They proudly served their country.
Now, they proudly serve with angel's wings.
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to reflect, and thank those who serve in our armed forces,
both past and present? This project is our way of
honoring all Veterans who served his or her country for our
freedom. Thank you and God Bless!
Surrounding Titus County
J. H. King Memoirs
Excerpts from the King Family history are from the Ben K. Green Papers (AR326). Courtesy, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Transcription of the handwritten memoir by Marc Coker, great-great-grandson of J. H. King. These papers contain a wealth of information on Titus County and many Titus County families.
Old Communities, Post Offices, and Postmasters in Titus County
A very special Thank-You to Vicki Richardson.
Titus County Dead in World Wars
This list includes members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Army Nurse Corps who lost their lives while in the service of the United States during World War I and II.
11th Texas Cavalry, 1861-1865
Company "I" was organized with men mostly from Titus County.
August 2, 1919 copy of the Talco News or an insert from another paper - lots of Titus County names listed.
Talco Trojans 1944 Year Book and the 1944 Commencement Program.
courtesy of Cherié Frugé
1957 Talco Telephone Directory
courtesy of Cherié Frugé
Reynolds' of Titus County, Texas
This site is dedicated to Reynolds and Related families.