Texas, Sons of the Republic of Texas, Membership Application Files - FamilySearch Historical Records
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What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The Sons of the Republic of Texas (“SRT”) consists of members who are direct lineal descendants of those that settled the Republic of Texas prior to February 19, 1846, when Texas merged with the United States. Membership in the SRT began in April 1893. These records contain original membership applications and their supporting documentation. The original records are available at the Society's headquarters at Bay City, Texas. Records are arranged by application number and applicant name.
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- Name of Father
- Maiden Name of Mother
- Place and Date of Burial
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