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1870 Federal Census of Navarro County, Texas
Compiled 1995 by Alta Hillman Claunch
Dublin, TX

Includes Name Index

101 Stories About Kerens, Elm Flat and Nearby Communities
by Ivan Vernon

Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1893

Contents and links to extracted biographies

Air Activities of Texas
Corsicana, Texas
book_bb.jpg (11679 bytes) Barry, James Buckner, Buck Barry, Texas Ranger and Frontiersman. Bison Press, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London. 1984. Reprint, Originally published: New ed. Waco, Tex.: Friends of the Moody Texas Ranger Library, c1978. ISBN: 0-8032-2119-3

[Note: Colonel Buck Barry was a Texas Ranger and one time Sheriff of Navarro County]

The City of Frost, Celebrating 125 Years; A Pictorial History of our Heritage

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Barsha, Henry. Corsicana, A Novel of Love & Hate. L. C. Page & Co., New York 1959. LOC: 59:13183

Henry Barsha's tempestuous novel of Texas in the late nineteenth century, the Dolan brothers relive the age-old fraternal conflict.  Corsicana! vividly recreates little-known Americana, bringing to life the gayety and humor as well as the prejudice and jealousies of a small Texas Texas town in the 1890's.

Bazette - Prairie Point Community church and Cemetery - Founded 1860; Compiled by H. L. Banks and Ellie Fortner Funk; 19785
Beck, Mrs. Henry, On the Texas Frontier
Autobiography of a Texas Pioneer

296 pages, cloth, ISBN 1-56474-303-0

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Blooming Grove Pictorial History - 1889-2005

A collection of old photographs, news clippings and ads for Blooming Grove businesses through the years has been put together by the New Beginnings Family Fellowship. Copies

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Blooming Grove Veteran's Day Ceremony
November 11, 2005

16 pages includes several veteran's biographies & photos

Blue, Ruth Holland
Pioneers of the Extreme Northwest Corner of Navarro County, Texas
Hennington Publishing Company, 1996, Wolfe City, TX
Brumbelow, David R.
The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Joe Brumbelow
Hannibal Books; 2005
ISBN: 0-929292-62-6

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book_wbc.jpg (12555 bytes) Chariton, Wallace O., Neighbor, How Long Has It Been?, The Story of Wolf Brand Chili, A Texas Legend. Five Points Press, Inc., Plano, Texas, 1995 ISBN: 1-888622-00-8

For Wolf Brand Chili, it has been 100 years.  In 1895, sixteen-year-old Lyman T. Davis appeared on the Streets of Corsicana Texas and began selling his "ranch" chili from the back of a wagon in front of the Blue Front Saloon.  Although no one knew it at the time, Davis was beginning an odyssey that would lead to the foundation of a company destined to become a Texas and Southwest legend.  This is the story of how it all happened and the people who made it work.


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Contact 42-D - Corsicana

Class 42-D at US Army Air Corps' Primary Training School at Corsicana Field, Texas. It was published by and for the Cadets in December, 1941. View Extract

Lazy 8 - Corsicana Field
Lazy 8 - Corsicana Field - Class 42K
book_lf.jpg (13101 bytes) Cooper, Daniel. Lefty Frizzell, The Honky-tonk Life of Country Music's Greatest Singer. Little, Brown and Company. 1995.  IBSN: 0-316-15620-5

In this remarkable first biography of Lefty Frizzell, Daniel Cooper tells the singer's honky-tonk story.  This meticulously researched, crafted biography is a must for all Lefty Frizzell fans, and for anyone who wants truly to understand country music.


Corsicana Texas; Compliments of Will S. Knight, Chief of Police, [printed 1920's]


Corsican & Other Navarro County yearbooks, High School & College yearbooks from Navarro County, Texas.  For a list of extracted yearbooks, see: Yearbook Index
book_jn.jpg (10933 bytes) Dawson, Joseph Martin, Jose Antonio Navarro, Co-Creator of Texas, Baylor University Press, 1969. LOC: 73-112732
[Note: Contains detailed in Jose Navarro's involvement in the creation of Navarro County]

Here is a vivid account of one of the major founders of Texas.  In it we find fresh and full recognition of his noble origins, his self-education in a period of great turmoil, his versatility as successful lawyer, businessman, rancher and legislature, and his vast influence.

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Deep In The Heart of Dawson
Dawson Memory Book; 2001; Marylu  B. Baker, Chairperson

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Dixson, Walter Clay. Richland Crossing: A Portrait of Texas Pioneers. Everman, Texas: Peppermill Publishing Co. 1994.  ISBN: 0-964993-0-0

A story of pioneer migration and turmoil in primitive and developing Texas.  Heavily researched and documented, with over sixty family letters, it tells of the struggles to make aa home in the wilderness of Navarro County by the Dixsons, Andersons, Barekmans and Hardins, including the latest expanded story and family photos of the southwest's most infamous gunfighter, John Wesley Hardin.  It takes you through the rigors of a bitter land feud and the brutal Civil War with its aftermath and tragedies.

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Frost Centennial and Alumni Cookbook From The Frost P.T.O. 1887-1987; Cookbook Publishers, Inc. Olathe, Kansas 1987

This cook book has several photos of Frost, Frost Schools, and Frost Churches as well as a little Frost History

Herm, The Hermit by Theophilus S. Daniel 3rd

Herm the Hermit 2 volumes complete

By Theophilus S. Daniel 3rd.  First editions, both books numbered, inscribed, and signed by the author.  Nortex Pr., Austin, TX.  Illustrated with b/w photographs and reproductions of artwork. The author tells, in an entertaining way, many stories of growing up in the small central Texas town of Kerens, and of his life in World War II and afterward. 

book_fpc.jpg (7014 bytes) Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts

Published by the Navarro County Genealogical Society, Corsicana, TX.  500 copies printed

George, Patty Harris, Pieces of the Past, Texian Press, 1987

Hudson, Weldon I. Biographical Sketches from Memorial and Biographical History Fort Worth, Texas. 1984


book_ncm.jpg (12018 bytes) Hudson, Weldon I. & Allie, Linda B. Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records. Vol. I - 1846-1881; Vol. II 1881-1891. 1985

Jester, C. L. Short History of Navarro County and Corsicana [n.p.] 1922



Leshner, William. "Corsicana and Other Navarro Towns" Texas Magazine December 1910


  Lorette, N. B. Epitaphs, 1851-1992, from Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas
book_acl.jpg (13480 bytes)Love, Annie Carpenter. History of Navarro County. Dallas: Southwest Press, 1933 

Table of Contents & Surnames in Index

See Also: Obituary of Annie Carpenter Love

Lynch, Gerald Lynch  Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers.  Thirty-three years in the Oil Fields: University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas 1987

Excerpt concerning Corsicana's Red-Light District


Malone, Ada Worley. The Battle Creek Massacre Hubbard, Texas 1927 [There are a number of accounts of this event - all of which differ in some respects]


  Martin, Lowry. Corsicana Facts: Giving Corsicana and Navarro County Facts
  McKie, B. G. The Trail: A Cattle Drive from Corsicana, Texas to Kansas 1884;
Spiral Bound
  Mills, Roger Q. Speech of Hon. R. Q. Mills before the anti-prohibition clubs of Corsicana, Texas, Saturday May 21st, 1887
Moles, E. E..  The Change of Times, 1969.  A History, Somewhat, of Corsicana, Texas

Navarro County Pictorial History
Corsicana Daily Sun December 2003
Order Information, Book Review, & Additional Information

The Mayors of Corsicana, Texas. City Government History, 1975
The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County.

Indexed combined with the WWII Veterans Index


Morrow, Betty. Known Veterans of Navarro County Samuel Sorrel Chapter, DAR, Teague, Texas. 1933


Myers, Johnnie J.. Texas Electric Railway; Bulletin 121, Central Electric Railfans Association.; Loc: 82-71474; ISBN: 0-915348-21-7; 1982
Navarro Council Of The Arts, Brick Streets and Back Roads, 2000 
Ordering Information
book_nch.jpg (9229 bytes) Navarro County History, 7 Volumes

For Contents, Availability, and pricing information, See Navarro County Historical Society, Publications for Sale

book_cem.jpg (3794 bytes) Navarro County Cemetery Records

See Navarro County Genealogical Society, Publications

Olmsted, Robert P., Corsicana and the Ennis Sub, SP/SSW in Texas, McMillan Publications, Inc. Halsey Dr., Woodridge, Illinois, 60517
Patterson, Barbara Davidson
The Rise and Fall of Spring Hill
History of Spring Hill Masonic Lode No. 155 (1854- 1905)
Remembering Kerens
The Friends of the Kerens Library
Kerens, TX 75144

Available at the Kerens Library

c_lodge.jpg (3536 bytes) Rice, Jno. H., A History of Corsicana Lodge No. 174. A. F. & A. M. 1851 - 1920
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Old Northwest Texas - Historical - Statistical - Biographical, Vol.s I-A and I-B, Navarro County 1846-1860. Compiled by Nancy Timmons Samuels and Barbara Roach Knox and  published by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. Chelle-Kirk Printing Co., Arlington, Texas. 1980 - View Index

‘Old Northwest Texas, Navarro County’ a solid read

Parks, Joe, The Residents of Barry, Texas, 1890-1990; Barry Heritage Society, As part of the 1990 Homecoming Celebration, May 1, 1990
book_s2.jpg (10345 bytes) Spencer, John W. The Confederate Guns of Navarro County. Texas Press, Corsicana, Texas. 1986
book_s1.jpg (8849 bytes) Spencer, John W. From Corsicana to Appomattox: The Story of the Corsicana Invincibles and the Navarro Rifles. Corsicana: Texas Press. 1984

Stephanie Talley-Frost. Biographical Sketches from Memorial and Biographical History Corpus Christi, Texas 1967


Stringer, Dr. Tommy; Dreams and Visions, the History of Navarro College; 1996 By Navarro College ISBN 0-98244-090-7 Printed by Davis Brothers Publishing Co., Inc, Waco, Texas.
Stringer, Dr. Tommy; Images of America: Corsicana; Arcadia Publishing Company; ISBN: 0-7385-78789; 2010
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Strobe, Jack; The Epic of Corsicana Revisited
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Taylor, Alva W.; Dawson's Part of World War I; 1920 - 62 pages plus 8 pages Dawson business ads

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Taylor, Alva W. History of Corsicana and Navarro County. Corsicana: Travis Printing Co. 1962

History and Photographs

Taylor, Alva W. Taylor's History and Photographs of Corsicana and Navarro County. Corsicana: Travis Printing Co. 1959

History and Photographs


Taylor, Alva W. Lost Towns of Navarro County. Navarro County Historical Society, Corsicana, Texas. 1956


  Taylor, Alva W. Our Mission in Corsicana
Taylor, Alva W. Historical Short Stories of Navarro County
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Taylor, Alva W. The First One Hundred years of Corsicana, 1848 - 1948. Corsicana, 1952. 19 pages.
Taylor, Alva W. History of the First Baptist Church - Corsicana. 1952
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Taylor, Alva W. Dawson's 75th Anniversary 1881 - 1956, Corsicana 34 pp., illus., Short history of the town of Dawson in Navarro County, Texas

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McCarter, Herbert H; Robert A. B. McCarter in Navarro County, Texas and Allied Families,  Published by D. Armstrong Co., Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 1979

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World War II Veterans Memorial - Blooming Grove Area
Blooming Grove High School Ex-Students Association

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