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History of Houston County, Texas

By: By: Armistead A. Aldrich, Pub. 1943, Reprinted 2021, 226 pages, ISBN #978-1-63914-014-5.  This book is not too different from other county history books of this era. With such topics as County creation, Courthouses, Newspapers, schools, Churches, Spanish Mission & Edens-Madden Massacre - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed. This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents. A particular useful feature of this book is the extensive biographical information included. Almost half of this book is devoted to 73 biographical sketches.  Surnames of biographical sketches are: Adair, Adams, Aldrich (6), Allbright, Baker, Barbee, Bayne, Beasley, Beeson (2), Berry, Box, Bracken, Bromberg, Burnett, Coleman, Collins (6), Cooper, Corley, Daniel, Davis (2), Dickerson, English (2), Gossett, Gause, Gillespie, Hall (3), Hallmark, Heflin, Hunter, Ingram, Johnson, Jowers, King (2), Kyle, LeGory, Long, Lundy, Madden, Mainer, Masters, McConnell, McLean, Meiwether, Miller, Monroe, Moore, Murchison (2), Nunn (2), Page, Patton, Pence, Randolph, Read, Rice, Smith, Stidham, Stokes, taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Tunstall, Wall, Williams, Woldert, Wortham, Worthington & Zavala.