Books Online At This Site
The Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas — Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public and Many Early Settled Families., © 1889 Chicago: F. A. Battey & Company.
This book contains a gold mine of facts on Fannin County families. The articles were most often submitted by family members of the "everyday" people of the area. Now with a directly linked index!
Early Pioneer Days in Texas by J. Taylor Allen, © J. Taylor Allen, 1918, Wilkinson Printing Company, Dallas, Texas.
J. Taylor Allen writes about his father, William Bruce Allen as well as his friends and associates in and around the vicinity of Allens Chapel and Allens Point. Primary surnames include: Allen, Baker, Cunningham, Deupree, Jones, Nicholson, Ramsey, Spence, Underwood, and Yoakum but many others are mentioned. We have included here only the first 20 chapters as these contained information of genealogical significance which could then be linked to further information within the site. A religious man, J. Taylor Allen fills the last half of the book with his own parables and poems. The entire book can be viewed and/or downloaded in a variety of formats at the American Libraries Internet Archive. Transcribed and searchable.
Fannin County Folks & Facts, © 1977 Bonham Public Library. Posted with permission.
This is the main biographical book of Fannin County, published here with the permission of the Bonham Public Library. Now with a directly linked index!
History of Fannin County, Texas — History, Statistics and Biographies. Business Cards, etc. by W. A. Carter, © 1885
Although not the size nor scope of the Biographical Souvenir of Texas, this 'oft cited book has held it's own through the years. The historical sketches are worth the read and will be especially valued by descendents. The biographical sketches are not strong on detail.
A Little Twig from Ladonia (My Family Tree) by Mary Katherine James Dowell -- 1987
Memoirs of growing up in Ladonia.
A Brief History of Dodd City, Texas by Millard Doan Brent, Copyright © 1962 by Millard Doan Brent. Posted with his permission.
A history of the 34th regiment of Texas volunteers, [34th Texas Cavalry (dismounted)] better known as Alexander's Regiment, named for A. M. Alexander of Sherman, the first colonel. This regiment served throughout the war between the States. Regimental reunions were held annually from 1910 to 1918 and reports of each are included in this booklet.
According to the author, "This sketch is compiled from personal experience, memory and other avenues and scraps of history and information deemed reliable, and is lovingly dedicated to Capt. J. H. Roderick, the only surviving captain, and this little band of old members of the regiment who meet from time to time to revive the memories of the past and to renew the ties of comradeship by which we are bound together."
Three Hundredth and Fifty-Ninth Infantry, Texas Brigade — A Short History and Photographic Record of the 359th Infantry Texas Brigade, Lieut. Col. W. A. Cavenaugh, Commanding by Chaplain of the 359th
The One Hundred and Eightieth Brigade of the 90th Division of the National Army, which embraces the Three-fifty-ninth Regiment, is popularly known as the Texas Brigade, as it was composed almost entirely of Texas citizens. This book, containing well over 2000 photos of soldiers, was published prior to the 359th Regiment's entrance into the war while the men were still training for battle.
We are scanning and indexing many yearbooks for Fannin county schools. Come see what we already have online!
Books at the 'Portal to Texas History'
The links below will take you off site to books we've discovered online with information on Fannin County and it's people. The referenced site's webpage will be displayed in a new window. These books are NOT searched with our onsite search engine but most can be searched in their current location.
If you are aware of any additional online books which should be included here, please let us know.
Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas, Southern Publishing Company: 1880
A biographical view of Texas and its history. The book uses many narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history. The book has various content including: the pioneer days of Texas, Texas' transition from a Mexican state to being part of the United States, and the wars in Texas citizens participated.
History of the revolution in Texas particularly of the war of 1835 & '36 — together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. by Rev. C. Newell, Published by Wiley & Putnam, 1838.
And, yes, that's the title! A history of the Texas Revolution and a description of Texas geography. Includes a map.
Indian wars and pioneers of Texas by John Henry Brown, Published by L.E. Daniell about 1880[?]
A history of pioneers in Texas and their confrontations with local American Indians. Includes Index
Soil Survey of Fannin County, Texas, (Nov 1946)
Describes Fannin County Texas; includes geography, climate, water supply, industries and transportation, agriculture, and soils. Published by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration, Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering.
Texas as it is today: Life in Texas around 1925 by Alfred E. Menn, Published by Gammell's Book Store, Austin, TX
A book describing life in Texas around the year 1925. The book talks about many cities in Texas as well as interesting facts about Texas. The author wrote the book in an attempt to defeat internal and external stereotypes about Texas. Includes a section about Bonham
Texas in 1850 by Melinda Rankin, Published by Damrell & Moore, Boston
A celebration of the state of Texas. Table of Contents