The Inez Hatley Hughes Historical Research Center
The Inez Hatley Hughes Historical Research Center provides opportunities to explore the past of Harrison County and Texas. As a county history preservation and research center, we collect, preserve, and make available photographs, documents, books and artifacts related to the history of Harrison County and Texas. Researchers, authors, students, genealogists, and the public use our collections.
The Inez Hatley Hughes Historical Research Center is part of the Harrison County Historical Museum. Volunteers staff the Center.
Inez Hatley Hughes was passionate about education and the history of Harrison County. The retired high school English teacher served as volunteer director of the Harrison County Historical Museum for over 25 years. She was well known for her encyclopedic knowledge of the people and places of Harrison County, Texas. Her ancestors were early pioneers that helped settle Hallsville in the western part of the county. Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of Tapley Bynum Hatley II and Daisy McPherson Hatley. She was the wife of Solon Greene Hughes.
To Do Research
Please call or email to schedule a research appointment.
Entrance to the center is at
104 East Crockett
Volunteers currently staff the research center:
Wednesday – Thursday 10am-4pm
Other dates and times by appointment subject to availability of volunteers.
Hours may vary depending on our volunteers’ personal schedules.
Call ahead to ensure we are open.
Useful History Research Links
Geneaology Research Publications For Sale
Payment must be made by check or money order (allow 10 days for checks to clear). Please do not send cash.
CALL 903-935-8417 X 1 OR EMAIL HCHMINFO@GMAIL.COM FOR PRICES & ORDERING INFORMATION
Births, Deaths, and Marriage Notices from the Tri-Weekly Herald, Marshall, Texas, 1875-1888, paper bound, 144 pages, full name index
Births, Deaths, and Marriage Notices from the Marshall Messenger, 1890-1900, paper bound, 218 pages, full name index
Births, Deaths, and Marriage Notices from the Marshall Messenger, 1901-1910, paper bound, 423 pages, full name index
Births, Deaths, and Marriage Notices from the Marshall Messenger, 1911-1915, paper bound, 360 pages, full name index
Birth, Death, and Marriage Notices from the Marshall Messenger and The Marshall Morning News, 1916-1920, 377 pages, paper cover, full name index, also indexes selected articles and letters regarding United States military personnel during World War I
Births, Deaths and Marriage Notice From the Marshall Morning Newspapers 1921-1924, By Hubert Bender
Harrison County Cemetery Index, Volume, An alphabetical index to 16,000 burials in Harrison County, Texas, and some border county cemeteries with Harrison County connections, generally taken from gravestone readings during the period 1960-1986. Some are supplemented by records from cemetery associations and other knowledgeable sources. This book does not include the large commercial cemeteries, Algoma, Colonial Gardens, or Memory Gardens, paper cover, 283 pages
Harrison County Cemetery Index, Volume II, An index to Harrison County, Texas burials, includes Algoma, Colonial Gardens, Memory Gardens, and several previously unrecorded African-American cemeteries. 200 pages.
Index to Deaths and Burials Recorded in the City of Marshall Register of Deaths and Burials, 1880-1905, paper cover, 87 pages, alphabetically arranged
1880 Caucasian Residents of Harrison County, hardbound, out of print, by Nancy Blakeley Ruff. More than a listing of persons, this book includes some ancestral material, as well as descendancy data.
Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Units Formed In Harrison County, Texas. The units included are 1st Texas Infantry, Co. E, Marshall Guards, 7th Texas Inf.. Co. D, Bass Grays, and Co. H, Texas Invincibles; 14th Texas Infantry, Co. A Marshall Mechanics, Co B Clough and Hill Avengers, and Co H Cypress Tigers; 2nd Texas Cavalry Co. F, W. P. Lane Rangers; 3rd Texas Cavalry Co. A, Texas Hunters; 17th Texas Cavalry Co. E Hendricks Co. and Co K, Clough Rangers; 28th Texas Cavalry Co. F Harrison Co. Lancers. There was the 1st Texas Partisan Rangers Co. E Heck McKay’s Co. and Co. L. Webb’s Co. but only a very little information on these two units. Rosters and Muster Rolls that were available are included.
Harrison County Consolidated Roll of Scholastic Census – 1912
Poll Tax Receipts Of Harrison County, Texas For The Years 1955 and 1956
Harrison County, TX 1900 Census Index
History of the Ginocchio Hotel
Planters: Landowners of Harrison County
Harrison County Early Marriage Records, 1869-1877
Roe, Rowe and Related Families of Harrison Co. TX, by Bill Huffman
A Distant Rumble – The Stage Coach Era, by Jimmy and Patsy Oliphant. 40 pages with some color pages
Preserving items related to the history of Harrison County and Texas.
Archives & Manuscripts.
Books & Published Materials.
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