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Bibliography of Red River County

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Bibliography of Red River County

The following is a list of all the secondary sources about Red River of which I am aware, through 2019. Copies of the majority of them are in my own library, including photocopies of the articles & dissertations and downloaded ebooks of a few of the older titles. I really don't believe there's much out there beyond what appears in this list. [updated Dec 2020] ---Michael K. Smith

  • Amsler, Robert Witt. “Life and Times of Arthur Goodall Wavell.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Texas, 1950.
  • Bagur, Jacques D. (ed.). Captain W. W. Withenbury's 1838-1842 Red River Reminiscenses. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2014. xix, 316p.
  • Beachum, Larry M. William Becknell: Father of the Santa Fe Trade. (Southwestern Studies, Monograph No. 68) El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1982. 89p.
  • Bowers, Eugene & Evelyn Oppenheimer. Red River Dust, True Tales of an American Yesterday. Waco, TX: Word Press, 1968.
    • 4th ed: Oppenheimer, Evelyn. Red River Dust, True Tales of the Red River Valley Frontier. Austin: Eakin Press, 1983.
  • Butts, Marion R. Reflections of Red River County, 1830s - 1890. Clarksville, TX: The Author, nd. 53p.
  • Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co, 1937. xix, 259p.
  • Clark, Pat B. North Texas 100 Years Ago. Austin: Family of Simeon E. Clark, 1947. 52p.
  • Clarksville and Red River County. (Images of America series) San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing, 2010. 128p.
  • Cole-Jett, Robin. The Red River Valley in Arkansas: Gateway to the Southwest. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014. 142p.
  • Crow, Corinne. “Settlement Patterns and Subsequent Social Development of Red River County, 1814-1849.” M.A. thesis. East Texas State University, 1972.
  • Dale, Lawrence & Sue (comps). Cemeteries Located in Red River County, Texas. Blossom, TX: The Authors, 2005. 56 leaves.
  • Dale, Lawrence & Sue (comps). Cemetery Records for Red River Co., Texas. Blossom, TX: The Authors, 2000. iv, 991p.
  • Dale, Lawrence & Sue (comps). Civil War Veterans Buried or Dying in Red River County, Texas. Blossom, TX: The Authors, 2005. 98 leaves.
  • Dale, Lawrence & Sue (comps). Index to Burial, Cemetery and Death Records in Red River County, Texas. Blossom, TX: The Authors, 2005. 248p.
  • Davis, Andrew. “Folk Life in Early Texas: the Autobiography of Andrew Davis.” (R. L. Jones, ed.) Southwestern Historical Quarterly 43 (October 1939, January 1940).
  • Davis, Kathryn Hooper. East Texas Militiamen, 1838-1839. 2v. Nacogdoches, TX: Ericson Books, 1992- . [Vol. 2 includes Red River County]
  • Deaver, J. Mark. (ed). The Pioneers of Pecan Point: a History of North East Texas Up to Statehood. Livermore, CA: P. Saltgaver, 1997. vi, 105p.
  • Demorse, Charles. “Historical and descriptive Account of Red River County, Texas.” Northern Standard [Clarksville, Texas] (25 August 1882), p. ___.
  • Dewees, W. B. Letters from an Early Settler of Texas. (Cara Cardelle, ed.) Louisville: Norton & Griswold, 1852. 312p.
  • Elmore, Pat Shively. Are You English? Are You Kin to John and Sinai (Ballew) English? Bloomfield, MO: The Author, 2004. 126p.
  • Ericson, Joe E. & Carolyn (comps). Red River County, Texas in the Civil War. Nacogdoches, TX: Ericson Books, 2010[?]. 283p.
  • Ericson, Joe E. & Carolyn. They Came to East Texas, 500-1850: Immigrants and Immigration Patterns. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2009. 250p.
  • Gable, Bertha. Red River County Cemeteries. 7v. Clarksville: The Author, 1984-92.
  • Garrett, Julia Katheryn. “Dr. John Sibley and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1803-1814.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 49 (July 1945).
  • Gordon, Mrs. George. “Mrs. Ibbie Gordon.” Dallas Morning News (6 January 1894), p. ____.
  • Hall, Claude V. “Early Days in Red River County.” East Texas State Teachers College Bulletin 14 (June 1931): ______. Also appears in: Bulletin of Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, no. 38 (January 1932). [16p.]
  • Hall, Claude V. “Territorial Overlapping of Texas & Arkansas.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly __ (date?).
  • Ingmire, Frances Terry. Pioneers of Red River County, Texas. St. Louis: The Author, 1982. 65 leaves.
  • Jordan, Milton. "McKenzie College, Red River County, Texas." East Texas Historical Journal 48 (2010): 11-19.
  • Kerbow, Blewett Barnes. “The Early History of Red River County, 1817-1865.” M.A. thesis. University of Texas, 1936.
  • Lane, Mary Stinson Claunch & Elizabeth Blevins Booth. 1860 Federal Census of Red River County, Texas. np: The Authors, 1978.
  • Lawrence, Sharon O. "Willing Mistress or Devoted Wife: Harriet A. Ames in the Early Days of the Republic of Texas." East TExas Historical Journal 42 (2004): 9-24.
  • Lee, Johnie. It Happened in Post Oak (or Thereabouts: A Slice of Lamar and Red River County History. Detroit, TX: The Author, 2000. 300+p.
  • McNeely, Patricia G. et al. Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and Their Civil War Reporting. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2010. 480p. (Includes “Charles Demorse: Reporting from the Indian Territories”)
  • Marriage Records for Red River County, Texas. 3v. Clarksville, TX: Red River County Clerk’s Office, 2003. [transcribed from the originals, 1846-1999]
  • Marriage Records, Red River County, Texas, 1845-1881. Mesquite, TX: Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society, 1978[?]. 103p.
  • Marrin, Richard B. & Lorna Geer Sheppard. Abstracts from the Northern Standard and the Red River District. 7v [so far, covering Aug 1842-May 1861]. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006-19.
  • Marrin, Richard B. Going to Court in Texas: Riding the Circuit, 1842-1861. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007. 158p. [Focuses on Charles DeMorse’s reports from his circuit]
  • Marrin, Richard B. & Lorna Geer Sheppard. The Paradise of Texas: Clarksville and Red River County, 1846-1860. 2v. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007-10. [Material taken from the Northern Standard]
  • Marshall, Thomas Maitland. A History of the Western Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase, 1819-1841. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1914. xiii, 266p.
  • Morris, Harry Joseph (Mrs.). Citizens of the Republic of Texas. Dallas: Texas State Genealogical Society, 1977. xxii, 564p.
  • Murray, Joyce Martin. Red River County Deed Abstracts. 2v. Dallas: The Author, 1986-90.
  • Murray, Nicholas Russell. Red River County, Texas, 1845-1891. North Salt Lake, UT: Hunting for Bears, 1986. 103p.
  • Neville, Alexander W. History of Lamar County. Paris: North Texas Publishing Co., 1937. 246p.
  • Neville, Alexander W. The Red River Valley Then and Now. Paris: North Texas Publishing Co., 1948. xiii, 278p.
  • Newhouse, Patricia Armstrong (ed). Deaths, Murders and Other Tribulations: Fannin, Lamar, Grayson, Delta, Red River and Other Counties in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Honey Grove, TX: The Author, 1984.
  • Osburn, John Douglas. “A History of the Present Red River County, Texas, Area through 1845.” M.A. thesis. Southern Methodist University, 1954.
  • Ray, Bright. Legends of the Red River Valley. San Antonio: Naylor, 1941. 258p.
  • Red River County Historical Society. Red River Recollections. Clarksville: Red River County Historical Society, 1986. 464p.
  • Red River County, Texas, Genealogical Society. Bible Records of RRCOTXGS Members. Clarksville: Red River County, Texas, Genealogical Society, 1988. [unpaged]
  • Smith, Michael Kalen. “Red River County, Texas, 1850-1860: An Investigation of the ‘Planters and Plain Folk’ Hypothesis.” M.A. thesis. University of Texas - Arlington, 1983. 145 leaves.
  • Steely, Skipper. "David Crockett's Visit to the Red River Valley." East texas Historical Journal 37 (1999): 16-22.
  • Steely, Skipper. 1850 Combined Census, Lamar and Red River Counties, Texas: Includes Added Notations. Paris, TX: Wright Press, 1985. viii, 223p.
  • Steely, Skipper (ed). George W. Wright Memoirs: a Trip Through Texas, 1816-1846. Paris, TX: Wright Press, 2008.
  • Steely, Skipper (ed). Northeast Texas, Historical Articles About Its Beginnings. Paris, TX: Wright Press, 1984.
  • Steely, Skipper. Six Months from Tennessee: a Story of the Many Pioneers of Miller County, Arkansas. Wolfe City, TX: Hennngton Publishing Co., 1982. iv, 184p.
  • Steinman, Michael. Waul's Legion: History of the Texas Legion. Bloomington, IN: The Author, 2019.
  • Strickland, Rex W. “Anglo-American Activities in Northeastern Texas, 1803-1845.” Ph.D. thesis. University of Texas, 1937.
  • Strickland, Rex W. “Establishment of ‘Old’ Miller County, Arkansas Territory.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 18 (June 1940): ______.
  • Strickland, Rex W. “Miller County, Arkansas Territory, the Frontier That Men Forgot.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 18 (March 1940) & 19 (March 1941).
  • Stroud, Martha Sue. Gateway to Texas: History of Red River County. Austin: Nortex Press, 1997. 446p.
  • Tyson, Carl Newton. The Red River in Southwestern History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1981.xiii, 222p.
  • Wallace, Ernest. Charles DeMorse, Pioneer Statesman and Father of Texas Journalism. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1943. vi, 271p.
  • White, Gifford E. First Settlers of Red River County, Texas; edited . . . from the originals in the General Land Office, Austin, Texas. St. Louis: Frances Terry Ingmire, 1981. iv, 76p.
  • White, Lonnie J. “Disturbances on the Texas-Arkansas Border, 1827-1831.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 19 (Summer 1960): 95-110.
  • Whittington, G. F. “Dr. John Sibley of Natchitoches, 1757-1837.” Louisiana Historical Quarterly 10 (Octobe 1927): ______.

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Hello, I'm a distant cousin of Wendy and have similar interests in Red River County. Is any of the bibliography listed available online? there are several I would love to read.
posted by Jim Ward
hello, I have a lot of ancestors from old red river texas. some surnames are shelton, Jones, and others, how can I get invloved in this project?
posted by Wendy Browne
I'm related to William Buford Dewees, later the family spelled it DeWeese.
posted by Sandra (Griffin) Vines