HOOD COUNTY MARRIAGES 1875 to 1900 BY Geraldine Elkins Cook Talmadge Hawthorne R. R. Massegee PUBLISHED BY HOOD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY P.O. Box 1623, Granbury, TX. 76048 Copyright, 1983 Hood County Genealogical Society I INTRODUCTION Hood County, Texas, was created from Johnson County In 1865, and named in honor of General J. B, Hood of the Confederate Army . Commissioners appointed to organize the county were Claiborne, Arrington, C. C. Alexander and William Manley. All records, including those of their work, were destroyed when the court house burned in 1875. These records were copied from the original marriage books. The handwriting is difficult to read, and many names are spelled incorrectly. We advise the reader to check all possible spellings for a given name. (i.e. King or Ring) The format for the book is in three parts. The first part indexes the Grooms, includes the Bride and reference data with a numerical reference for the official performing the ceremony, found in the Appendix. The Brides are indexed and follow the Appendix as the third and final part of the book. The above book was scanned into ASCII text files that are presented in this home page. Please be advised to keep a careful lookout for misspellings initiated by the scanning process. If you are suspicious of a surname spelling or a date it would be wise to request a copy of the original source document. The official performing the ceremony is listed as "Minister" although he may be a civil official. When the Minister ID number is listed as (NR) it indicates that a license was issued but there is no record of marriage being performed.
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