My great grandparents where living in Wharton, TX in the 1880's. I have been to the Chamber of Commerce, library, court house, cemeteries, funeral home, and museum.
Chamber of Commerce directed me to the Wharton Library.
Wharton Library only has cemetery books. That also includes the small surrounding communities.
Cemeteries-I wasn't able to find my ancester in the books, but I did locate her at a cemetery.
At the Funeral Home I was told that most of the information on the cemeteries were lost or destroyed. I left what little I found with them.
At the musuem I thought I would be able to find out about the Gallahar Plantation. My great grandparents had lived there. They did not have any info on the plantation. I had 2 obits on Sarah Elizabeth Gallahar and left copies of those at the musuem.
My great grandparents were Cornelius and Jane Hamilton from Scotland. They had 5 children:William, James, Cornelius Jr., Elizabeth (died in Wharton), Robert (my grandfather).
If your ancestors were Czech and lived in El Campo, you might want to try the El Campo Library. Their genealogy section is small, but they do have the ship passenger books, and El Campo High School Year books. They also have some books written in Czech.
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