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Francitas & Jackson County, Texas
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Your Francitas, Texas Genealogy "Clues from the News!"
This special section of
Olden Times has come about because of my great
luck in finding a handful of issues of The Francitas Bee on
will eventually include every page from these few issues of The Francitas
Bee. Each of these was scanned
from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They
appear in the order in which they were added to this website.
Francitas, according to
Texas Handbook Online, was originally settled in the 1890's by a few
French families. At its most populous in 1940, it was once the home to 300
people...but by 1990 its citizens had dwindled to about 30 in number.
Many Francitas settlers around the time of the old issues
of The Francitas Bee issues appear to have come down from Nebraska,
thus you'll see many stories from "back home" - Nebraska - reported
in this little southeast Texas town.
Jackson County is located (roughly) about halfway
between Houston and Corpus Christi, in southeast Texas along the Gulf Coast.
The Index of
Names is always your best bet for finding a specific name!
Jackson County, Texas GenWeb
About Francitas, Texas
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Texas Marriages: Books A-C, 1840-1890
Jackson County, Texas: 1870 Census
Architecture of Texana, 1831-1883, Jackson Co., Texas (Palmetto Bend Reservoir series)
Twin Centennial Commemorative History: Edna-Ganado, 1882-1982
Jackson County, Texas: Inventory of County Archives
An Index to the 1867 Voters' Registration of Texas
Rev. STOREY of Houston Conducts Services at the Nebraska Inn, Francitas, 1911
Dr. THOMSON of Nebraska Visits Francitas, 1911
ROCKYFELLER Estate Notice, Texana, 1851 OWEN
E. D. HAMMOND of Norfolk, NE, Advertises Texas Land, 1911
MINNFEE Birth at Edna,
RASMUSSENs of NE
Visit PEDERSON Family at Deutschburg, 1912
WELLS & OLIVER
Abstract Co., Edna, 1912
Building a House, 1912
Deprivation in the Heartland, 1912 Humor
D. HOPKINS Visits Broken Bow Friends, 1912
F. HEMPHILL To Relocate from Nebraska, 1912
T. ROSE, Attorney, Edna, 1912
SMITH Misses Texas, 1912
BRANCH Brothers Sell Out to WARD, 1912
John WORLEY Will Move to Texas, 1912
W. McCRORY, Attorney, Edna 1911
HAYS and PETERS Will Relocate to Francitas, 1911
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1912 Photo of
Nebraska Inn, S. G. MOORE, Proprietor
PEDERSON, Contractor, 1912
Tonsorial Parlor, H. C. ELLIS, Proprietor, 1912
FIELD of Alliance, NE Seeks Texas Land Info, 1911
I. C. MUNGER of Nebraska Seeks Persons Shipping Household Goods to Francitas,
W. JENSEN Advertises Land, only $225 if taken at once! 1911
Baby Born in Francitas! 1911
is Growing! Read about the newest buildings. 1911
NOBLE Builds a House, 1911
AMES Dead in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1911
GEBHARDT & EHMANN Arrive from NE and
and RIGGS Rave About Francitas, 1911
MULLEN an Eligible Bachelor, Grows Roses. C'mon gals, Go get him! 1911
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