Franklin County Titles (Page 3)

The Franklin County Genealogical Society publishes many books and research materials relating to Franklin County and surrounding counties. Click the links below to browse the available publications for Franklin County, arranged alphabetically by title.

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Cover of Parchman-Meredith, The History of Our Building

Parchman-Meredith, The History of Our Building

Researched and compiled by Gertrude Mattingly Banks, completed by Jo-Sandra Moffett.

 

60 pages; spiral bound, soft cover.

 

Price: $10.00


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Providence Cemetery

Listing of known burials in Providence Cemetery, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Franklin County. Listed alphabetically in the first section, then by row and grave space in the second section. 112 pages; spiral bound, soft cover; arranged alphabetically by surname.

 

Price: $10.00


Cover of Reflective Rays: Mount Vernon in the 1940's and 1950's

Reflective Rays: Mount Vernon in the 1940's and 1950's

Stories by Ray Loyd Johnson, with a hometown cast of hundreds!

 

Includes a photographic index. 128 pages; paperback.

 

Price: $15.00


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The Rogers and Related Families

Compiled by Don Easterling.

 

In this book, Don recounts the migration of these related families from Europe to the U.S., and in discussing the beginning of the early roads of North East Texas, he traces the researched groups in their coming to Franklin County via these roads. Includes family summaries, descendants' lists, photos, and more! Families discussed herein are Rogers, Whitworth, Blacks, McWhirter, Elliott, Easley, and Burchfield. 240 pages; spiral bound, soft cover.

 

Price: $25.00


Cover of Rural Cemeteries of Franklin County, Texas

Rural Cemeteries of Franklin County, Texas

Recently updated in 2014!

 

This book contains all known burials in 51 of the 52 known cemeteries in Franklin County. Over 8,000 listings are included with name, birth, and death dates. Additional information (e.g. marriage and military information that may have been added to the markers) is also included. Also, a valuable map of the county with the cemeteries marked and their GPS locations is included. Lists of unmarked graves are also included with information found in death and obituaries. 340 pages; spiral bound, soft cover; arranged alphabetically.

 

Price: $35.00


Cover of Rural Church Census for Franklin and Titus Counties in Texas

Rural Church Census for Franklin and Titus Counties in Texas

Transcribed from the original census cards. This book contains the information given by all respondents covered in the Census. It is arranged in a similar form to the card used by the Census takers. One card was filled in for each member of the household. The data includes name, address, age, the church and/or Sunday school attended, and the preferred denomination. 72 pages; spiral bound, soft cover; indexed.

 

Price: $10.00


Cover of Seay Family of Franklin County, Texas

Seay Family of Franklin County, Texas

Compiled by Kirleen (Jaggers) Hiett, reprinted 2007

 

Using research notes of Zack Jaggers [old material]; research in Chapters 2, 3, 4, and Barbour County, AL Cemetery information contributed by Buster Padgett. 154 pages; spiral bound, soft cover; indexed.

 

Price: $20.00


Cover of Teachers of Franklin County, Mount Vernon, and Black Schools, 1888-1960

Teachers of Franklin County, Mount Vernon, and Black Schools, 1888-1960

Compiled by Phyllis Brown.

 

Anyone interested in the former teachers of Franklin County will find this handy reference book useful. Phyllis Brown compiled this book after three years of locating the lists of teachers of the county schools, the Mount Vernon school system, and the black schools listed in the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. The book includes lists of teachers in their respective schools in chronological order, as well as an index of all the teachers in alphabetical order for easy reference. Also included are milestones in Texas public school laws during this time period; county schools from 1897 to 1950; as well as a map of the Franklin County Schools in 1914-15 which gives the most complete list of school names and locations. 172 pages; spiral bound; laminated cover; indexed.

 

Price: $20.00


Book cover of 'Thumbnail Sketches of My Franklin County Ancestors'

Thumbnail Sketches of My Franklin County Ancestors

By Kirleen [Jaggers] Hiett.

 

Jaggers, Armstrong & related families.

 

Price: $30.00


Cover of The Ties That Bind: A Georgetown Texas Memoir, 1904-1909

The Ties That Bind: A Georgetown Texas Memoir, 1904-1909

Edited by Louise Cook Walsh.

 

The story of a Texas family, the town they loved, and the university that shaped their lives. Over 280 pages; hardcover; indexed.

 

Price: $25.00


Cover of A Walk Through Mount Vernon: A History of Mount Vernon, Texas

A Walk Through Mount Vernon: A History of Mount Vernon, Texas

By B. F. Hicks, photo layout/commentary by Jean Pamplin.

 

A Franklin County Historical Association production, 2000. Includes photos, maps, and subject index. 22 chapters, 256 pages; spiral bound, soft cover.

 

Price: $20.00


Cover of The Way It Was: In and Around Mount Vernon

The Way It Was: In and Around Mount Vernon

Compiled by Don Easterling.

 

Easterling takes the reader on a meandering stroll down memory lane into the hearts and lives of Franklin County's earliest residents. 310 pages excluding maps and pictures; spiral bound, soft cover; recently indexed.

 

Price for individual book: $35.00

Price for any 4 of the series:  $125.00

Price for entire series:  $180.00


Cover of The Way It Was, II: Growing Pains

The Way It Was, II: Growing Pains

Compiled by Don Easterling.

 

This book covers the time period of 1920 through 1925 and chronicles the activities and happenings of individuals, families and communities of Franklin county from White Oak Creek to the south county line by using stories from the Mt. Vernon Optic-Herald published during this time. Many of the stories and articles published were submitted by the county correspondents, especially "Coon Creek" (Joe Gandy), which is liberally used in this book. The early 1920s was a time of rapid change in society and the way of living, with prohibition, women's suffrage, the introduction of installment payment, transitioning from animal power to mechanical power and the liberalization of moral thinking led to exciting times and adventures.

 

Over 300 pages; indexed.

 

Price for individual book: $35.00

Price for any 4 of the series:  $125.00

Price for entire series:  $180.00


Book cover for The Way It Was, III: Extreme

The Way It Was, III: Extreme

Compiled by Don Easterling, 2014.

 

The book covers the time from 1926 through 1930. With the help of Denise Ely, and Wayne & Linda Bryan, the book chronicles the times using stories and articles from the Mt. Vernon Optic-Herald. It includes community news, Coon Creek, and local advertisement. Also a summary of world events is recorded. The book moves you from the good times of 1926/27 to the bad times of 1929/30.

 

The book is 430 pages including the index.

 

Price for individual book: $35.00

Price for any 4 of the series:  $125.00

Price for entire series:  $180.00


Cover of The Way It Was, IV:  Make Do

The Way It Was, IV:  Make Do

Compiled by Don Easterling, 2015. 

 

The fourth volume in the "The Way It Was" series! The time period spans the Depresson, 1931-1935, which covers the end of President Hoover's term and the beginning of F. D. Roosevelt's first term. The quote of the book's beginning reads, "use it up / wear it out / make it do / or do without." Most of the news clippings included in the book focus on Mt. Vernon and local communities in the county. The end of the book includes copies of pictures and cartoons depicting the Depression.

 

298 pages plus all-name index.

 

Price for individual book:  $35.00

Price for any 4 of the series:  $125.00

Price for entire series:  $180.00


Cover of 'The Way It Was, V: Reality' book

The Way It Was, V: Reality

Compiled by Don Easterling and Linda and Wayne

Bryan, 2016.

 

It’s here! Reality, Volume 5 of The Way It Was series, covers the years of 1936 through 1940. It chronicles the discovery, development and influence of the Talco and Sulphur Bluff oil fields in Franklin County. It also includes the interaction of the Franklin County citizens, the athletic and educational programs of the county, Coon Creek, various Federal Government Programs, and world events that affects all people. Pictures and cartoons are also included depicting this time frame.

 

The book is indexed, making it easier to find individuals. 309 pages + all-name index.

 

Price for individual book:  $35.00

Price for any 4 of the series:  $125.00

Price for entire series:  $180.00


Book cover for The Way It Was VI: Never Again

The Way It Was, VI: Never Again

Compiled by Don Easterling, 2017.

 

Volume 6 of The Way It Was series. The time period is January 1941 through the end of WWII, 1945. The book starts with the war raging in Europe and continues to Pearl Harbor, with tales about the war throughout the world. The book includes community news articles, how Franklin County residents lived throughout the war, and letters home from county residents serving in the military. 

 

310 pages + index.

 

Price for individual book:  $35.00

Price for any 4 of the series:  $125.00

Price for entire series:  $180.00


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Email:

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Phone:

(903) 537-3931

 

Open 6 days a week!

Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
Sat, 10 am - 2 pm 

 

Physical Address:

110 E. Main St.

Mt. Vernon, TX  75457

 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1563
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457

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Society Programs:

Society meetings and programs are held every third Monday of the month @ 7pm. All events are free and open to the public.

 

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