Fayette County Texas Genealogical Society

Genealogy Research and Education

FAYETTE COUNTY PIONEER AWARD

 

 

.CERTIFICATE NO: __________

APPLICATION
PIONEER FAMILIES OF FAYETTE COUNTY , TEXAS
PRIOR TO 1880
 


CERTIFICATES
Price:      $40 each, which must accompany the application
Joint:    Only married couples may appear together on a certificate
Names: All names to appear on a certificate (such as maiden and middle names) must be proven
 
 
 
FAYETTE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P. O. Box 5
La Grange, TX 78945
 
 
 
 
FAYCOGENSOC USE ONLY
Date Application Received:
_____________________
 
Fee Received
________________
 
Date Certificate Issued:
_____________________


INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: Fill in blocks A and B on this page.  List
your main ancestral line on pages 2 and 3, beginning with yourself in #1.  Type or
hand print in black ink all information.  Enter Recipient’s name in Block A exactly as
you want it on certificate.  If you wish a husband or wife who were ancestors (and
who both qualify) listed on the same certificate enter both their names in Block B
exactly as you want them to appear on the certificate.
 

 
A
Recipient’s Name _______________________________________________________________
Address __________________________ City ___________________ State __Zip ________
Email (Optional)______________________________________________________
Full Name of Husband or Wife____________________________________________
 
 
Applicant’s Name (If different from Recipient) ____________________________________________________________________
Addres_________________________City ____________________
State ____ Zip ________
Email (Optional)_______________________________________________________
 
Mail Certificate to:      __________ Recipient __________Applicant

 

 
B
NAME OF ANCESTOR (As you would like it to appear on Certificate)
_____________________________________________________________________
 
YEAR FIRST PROVED IN FAYETTE COUNTY __________________________________
STATE OR COUNTRY ANCESTOR CAME FROM __________________________________

 
APPROVED BY:
 
Researcher                            __________________________________Date______________________
 
Committee Chairperson          __________________________________Date______________________
 
President/Vice President         __________________________________Date______________________
I  ______________________________________ was born on _____________________
 
            at ___________________________________________________________________
                                        City                                                                                          County                                  State
2.         I am the child of _______________________________________________________
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            and _____________________________________________ (his/her) (wife/husband)
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            married on ________ at _________________________________________________
                                                                          City                                                        County                                  State
            The said ________________________________________ was the (son/daughter) of
3.         _____________________________________________________________________
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            and _____________________________________________ (his/her) (wife/husband)
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            married on ________ at _________________________________________________
                                                                          City                                                        County                                  State
            The said ________________________________________ was the (son/daughter) of
4.         _____________________________________________________________________
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            and _____________________________________________ (his/her) (wife/husband)
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            married on ________ at _________________________________________________
                                                                          City                                                        County                                  State
            The said ________________________________________ was the (son/daughter) of
5.         _____________________________________________________________________
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            and _____________________________________________ (his/her) (wife/husband)
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            married on ________ at _________________________________________________
                                                                          City                                                        County                                  State
            The said ________________________________________ was the (son/daughter) of
6.         _____________________________________________________________________
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            and _____________________________________________ (his/her) (wife/husband)
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            married on ________ at _________________________________________________
                                                                          City                                                        County                                  State
            The said ________________________________________ was the (son/daughter) of
7.         _____________________________________________________________________
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            and _____________________________________________ (his/her) (wife/husband)
            born on ________ at ___________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            died on ________ at ____________________________________________________
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State
            married on ________ at _________________________________________________  
                                                                    City                                                              County                                  State

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PIONEER FAMILIES OF FAYETTE COUNTY                  

Any person who is a direct descendant of an individual who settled in FAYETTE County , Texas

on or before December 31, 1880, may become a member on the acceptance of an application

with proof of such descent and the payment of the $40.00 fee.

 
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: You must submit with your application evidence to support both your descent from
the ancestor and the fact that he/she resided in FAYETTE County before the end of 1880.  Give volume and page for
 book references and include a photocopy, or other facsimile copy of the pertinent pages, and of all published or unpublished
 records used for proof.  Do NOT send originals records.  Typed, hand printed, or written copies of documents, not certified as “True Copies,” are not acceptable.  Materials authored by the applicant or his family will not of themselves be accepted as
 proof.  Information for additional ancestral lines should be given on a separate application.
 
PROOF OF SETTLEMENT IN FAYETTE COUNTY PRIOR TO THE END OF 1880
(Marriage records alone are not acceptable as proof of settlement.)
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
 

PROOF OF DESCENT: (List and include copies as stated above) Each step must be proved.

1. ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

6. ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

 

I, ____________________________________________________ do hereby swear that

the statements set forth in this application are true to the best of my knowledge

and belief. Permission is hereby given for AGS to use information from this application

 in any future publication.

Signature of Applicant _____________________________ Date __________________

 

This Application and Accompanying Documents will be Adjudged as Follows:
·         Primary or collateral evidence from vital statistics, courthouse,
or other Government records, church and school records, etc.,
is considered usually to be beyond doubt, and excellent proof.
·         Secondary evidence such as census records, County histories, newspaper clippings, old letters, Bible or other family records, contemporary to the facts reported, are considered almost as authentic.
·         Circumstantial evidence, or hearsay, is not considered as proof, unless backed up by primary or secondary evidence.
·         Oral, written, or published family traditions are very often wrong, and are not accepted as proof.
·        All proof documents must by themselves, or in combination with other documents, actually state the fact to be proved.  Implied evidence is not accepted as proof.
·         Please provide proof of birth, marriage and death on all generations.