| Pioneer Family List | Are These Your Ancestors? |
|The Brown County Historical
Commission issues a certificate to descendants of
pioneer families who settled in Brown County prior to
1910. Jerry Spain, Vice Chairman of the
Historical Commission, states that 1857 is the
earliest settlement recording that has been turned in
for this certificate. By then, Texas was a state
in the United States. But one Texas history
source said that veterans who fought for Texas'
independence from Mexico in 1836 were given deeds to
land in Brown County. The program is designed to
honor the early settlers of Brown County in Texas.
To be eligible for a certificate, a descendant needs to prove family lineage or bloodline and prove that the ancestor did own or purchase property in Brown County. Those who can prove their ancestors settled in Brown County prior to December 31, 1910 qualify for the certificate.
A person would need to show his or her birth certificate, which would list the parents, and work back from there. A copy of a deed or a census record is needed to prove residence. Copies of documents would suffice, originals are not required. Applications are available by contacting Jerry Spain at 1507 Vincent St., Brownwood, TX 76801 or calling 915/646-2934.
You can now download a copy of
the Pioneer Family Application by clicking HERE. You will
need Adobe Acrobat program in order to read the
application and print it out. If you do not
have Adobe Acrobat on your computer, you can
download a free program at: Acrobat
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