Did your ancestors live in Texas? Explore this collection of Texas county tax records from 1846 to 1910, find out the amount of land and personal property they owned.
Each record includes a transcript and original image. The amount of information can vary, however you may be able to find out a combination of the following:
The original records may provide further details about your ancestor. These additional details may include:
Acres of land
Amount paid in poll, county and state taxes
The Texas, County Tax Rolls 1846-1910 is a selective index to tax rolls for 231 of the 254 Texas counties.
The years indexed include the first year for each county included prior to 1845, as well as 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1890, 1895, and 1905.
Tax rolls provide information on the amount of land and personal property an individual owned. They will detail the amount paid in poll, county and state taxes.
Although tax rolls do not explain family relationships, they can be used to determine when an individual came to a county, how long they resided there and when they then left the county or died.
Early tax rolls can be incomplete or have been lost, later tax rolls are more standardised and consistent compared to earlier tax rolls.
Begin your search broadly with just a name.
If needed, you can narrow your results by including additional search criteria such as a year or county.