It Happened In Post Oak (or thereabouts)

A Slice of Lamar - Red River County History
- By Johnie Lee

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An essential for the bookshelf of Lamar and Red River County genealogists and historians, or anyone whose family ever lived northeast of Blossom or northwest of Detroit, TX!

  • Over 300 pages packed with information!
  • More than 300 family histories included within this volume!
  • Over 250 never-before published photographs!
  • Hardcover, library quality book that will be cherished for generations!
  • Hundreds of sources utilized in over seven years of research!
  • Limited quantity of books planned for publication!
  • Over 18,000 entries in the every-name index!
  • Sections devoted to communities of Red Oak., Walnut Ridge, Cross Roads!

The following family histories are included in this volume: Allen, Arnold, Bailey, Bennett, Reeder, Bowman, Butler, Bell, Brabandt, Baucum, Baxley, Brannon, Barnett, Blaylock, Bryan, Bymer, Bullard, Cagle, Caldwell, Campbell, Carnahan, Carson, Cruise, Criss, Crawford, Chance,Cody, Coligan, Cardwell, Cox, Collins, Crews, Cummings, Daniel, Dean, Dotson, Doyal, Durham, Davis, Dowell, Eaton, Edwards, Fletcher, Ely, Evans, Flatt, Freelen, Finch, Ford, Ferguson, Fulbright, Freeman, Bipson, Graves, Gray, Gantt, Gill, Garrison, Gibson, Greer, Gorham, Grayhson, Grinstead, Guthrie, Ham, Hamby, Hammack, Hardee, Hardin, Harris, Hensley, Hill, Hines, Horn, Hutchinson, Jackson, Jaynes, Jenkins, Jennings, Jernigan, Jett, Johns, Jones, Kelley, Kindle, Kitchens, LaRue, Latta, Lee, Long, Love, Loveless, Low, Lowe, Laster, Ladymon, Maroney, Marshall, Morris, Montgomery, Mills, Maynard, McElyea, McHam, McKay, McWilliams, Nation, Nichols, Nunnall, Nowlin, O'Bannon, Owens, Outland, Pfeil, Phillips, Price, Pratt, Prince, Patterson, Patton, Pender, Parker, Poor, Payne, Roldand, Ray, Rivers,Robinson, Robertson, Ramsey, Rodgers, Runyan, Rhodes, Romans, Sanders, Slaton, Speegle, Strapp, Strain, Stevens, Seay, Spearman, Swint, Simpson, Shumate, Starnes, Sanderson, Simmons, Skipper, Southerland, Sullivan, Sutton, Turner, Thomas, Thompson, Tippit, Tippette, Tomlinson, Tubbs, Tyler, Unsel, Vickers, Vancill, Vaughn, Watts Walker, Wear, Weir, West, Wharton, Whitener, Whitlock, WIllard, WIlliams, Wray, Wright, Woods, Wolfe, Wright, Yearwood, Young.

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Detroit, TX 75436

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Johnie Lee, of Detroit, Texas was awarded the Grand Prize for his new book, Red River County in 1890 - The Year of the Missing Census at the Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference. Grand prize is awarded to the best overall entry in the book competition, regardless of the category. Books were rated for each of six criteria: quality of binding, design, organization of topics, readability/overall usefulness, indexing, and adherence to current genealogical standards including numbering system and citation of sources.


The Year of the Missing Census
by Johnie Lee

Research on this book began about 2003, and dozens of sources have been searched in the years since. Among the sources searched were the tax records of 1890, as well as marriage and divorce records, deeds, criminal and civil court case files, survey records, marks and brands records, cemetery and death records, newspapers, probate files, commissioners court minutes and church records, just to name a few. The location of each source is noted, if additional information is needed. The book, which contains 253 pages, is a perfect bound card stock cover, with a few photos from the era. Also included are business ads and letterheads of various businesses which were operating in the county at the time. The index contains over 5900 entries, and approximately 12,000 entries in the census section, listing people living in Red River County in 1890. Some of these individuals were found in as many as five different sources, all listed for future reference.
The first section of the book contains several stories about life in the county in 1890. Histories were written based on research done from the 1890 era, and include such topics as Statistics from the 1890 census, lists of businesses in the county, histories of roads, railroads, post offices, schools, polling places, newspapers, churches, fraternal organizations, among others.



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