Books & Lookups      


We Need Volunteers! 

The Presidio County, Texas web site needs volunteers. If you own or have access to any Presidio County reference books (such as census, cemetery, marriage, newspaper abstracts, etc.) and would be willing to do lookups for other Presidio County researchers, then please let me know.

It's a great to way to make genealogical contacts!!


More Books

How Come It's Called That? Place Names in the Big Bend Country
1958. Stories behind the place names in the Big Bend region.


Paisano, Story of A Cowboy and A Camp Meeting by Katy Stokes, 1980.
Story of the Paisano Baptist Encampment started by George Truett & L.R. Millican in the Davis Mountains, between Alpine and Marfa.

Spirit of the Big Bend by Evelyn and Thomas Clement Davis, 1948 A brief, richly illustrated history of the Big Bend region with a chronology of events of Presidio County.




History of Marfa and Presidio County, Texas, 1535-1946 by History of Marfa and Presidio County, Texas, 1535-1946, 2 volumes, at the Family History Center


Gray Ghosts of Far West Texas,

2 volumes by Verna Bonner, a compilation of history of the known Confederate Veterans and their family members who resided in Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties, available from the Big Bend Historical Society


Taming of the Big Bend, A History of the Extreme Western Portion of Texas from Fort Clark to El Paso, by Mrs. O. L. Shipman,  Privately printed, 1926 History, the boundary commission; the camel experiment and transportation; military posts; Indian campaigns; Texas Ranger campaigns, sketches of early pioneer and ranching families


Romance of Davis Mountains and Big Bend Country: A History by Carlysle Graham Raht, 1919


Little Known History of the Texas Big Bend, documented Chronciles from Cabeza de Vaca to the era of Pancho Villa, by Glenn Justice, 2001


Brites of Capote by Noel L. Keith, Texas Christian University, 1950


Life Along the Border: A Personal Narrative of Events and Experiences Along the Mexican Border Between 1905 and 1913 by C. A. Hawley, 1955 Anecdotal reminiscences of a former Iowa teacher, who spent 8 years in Marfa in the Terlingua district working at a quicksilver mine