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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Dallas_County,_Arkansas|Dallas County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Dallas_County,_Arkansas|Dallas County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Dallas County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Dallas County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = [http://www.arkansasties.com/Dallas/CourtHouse.htm Dallas County Courthouse]<br>206 W 3rd Street<br>Fordyce, AR 71742<br>Phone: 870.352.7179 <br>
 
| building address = [http://www.arkansasties.com/Dallas/CourtHouse.htm Dallas County Courthouse]<br>206 W 3rd Street<br>Fordyce, AR 71742<br>Phone: 870.352.7179 <br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.arkansasties.com/Dallas/CourtHouse.htm Dallas County Courthouse]<br>206 W 3rd Street<br>Fordyce, AR 71742<br>Phone: 870.352.7179 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1855, <br>land records from 1845, probate, divorce and <br>court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>  
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[http://www.arkansasties.com/Dallas/CourtHouse.htm Dallas County Courthouse]<br>206 W 3rd Street<br>Fordyce, AR 71742<br>Phone: 870.352.7179 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1855, land records from 1845, probate, divorce and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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==== Government and Related Websites ====
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| width="30%"| [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Dallas County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%"| Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
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|width="30%"|[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Dallas.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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|width="60%"|Provides links to County officials and public records
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The County of Dallas in Arkansas, was created on 1 January 1845 from Bradley and Clark Counties. It was named for George Mifflin Dallas, who was vice-president under President James Polk. Dallas County is bound on the north by [[Hot Spring County, Arkansas|Hot Spring and]] [[Grant County, Arkansas|Grant]] Counties; On the east by [[Cleveland County, Arkansas|Cleveland]] County; on the south by&nbsp;[[Calhoun County, Arkansas|Calhoun]] and [[Ouachita County, Arkansas|Ouachita]] Counties; and on the west by [[Clark County, Arkansas|Clark]] County. Dallas County is well watered by the Ouachita River on its west border, on the east by Moro creek and through the center are Saline, Cypress and Tulip creeks. Many fine springs are found all through the county. There are also many Sulphur springs, which discharging many hundreds of gallons of water per day.  
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The County of Dallas in Arkansas, was created on 1 January 1845 from Bradley and Clark Counties. It was named for George Mifflin Dallas, who was vice-president under President James Polk. Dallas County is bound on the north by [[Hot Spring County, Arkansas Genealogy|Hot Spring and]] [[Grant County, Arkansas Genealogy|Grant]] Counties; On the east by [[Cleveland County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleveland]] County; on the south by&nbsp;[[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]] and [[Ouachita County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ouachita]] Counties; and on the west by [[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]] County. Dallas County is well watered by the Ouachita River on its west border, on the east by Moro creek and through the center are Saline, Cypress and Tulip creeks. Many fine springs are found all through the county. There are also many Sulphur springs, which discharging many hundreds of gallons of water per day.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1845--'''Dallas County was created 1 January 1845&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Arkansas|Clark]]&nbsp;and [[Bradley County, Arkansas|Bradley]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Fordyce <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1845--'''Dallas County was created 1 January 1845&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]]&nbsp;and [[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Fordyce <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes: ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
On the first US Census of the county in 1850, the following townships appeared: Moro, Champagne (Champagnolle), Polk, Jackson, Saline, Tulip, Owen, Manchester, Princeton, &amp; Smith. In 1856, the townships of Champagne (Champagnolle), Moro and Polk went into the formation of [[Calhoun County, Arkansas|Calhoun]] County. Later in 1873, [[Cleveland County, Arkansas|Cleveland]] County annexed some of Dallas County. The County seat was located first at the house of Presley Watts, in Princeton, and then around 1910, it was moved to its present location of Fordyce.  
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On the first US Census of the county in 1850, the following townships appeared: Moro, Champagne (Champagnolle), Polk, Jackson, Saline, Tulip, Owen, Manchester, Princeton, &amp; Smith. In 1856, the townships of Champagne (Champagnolle), Moro and Polk went into the formation of [[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]] County. Later in 1873, [[Cleveland County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleveland]] County annexed some of Dallas County. The County seat was located first at the house of Presley Watts, in Princeton, and then around 1910, it was moved to its present location of Fordyce.  
  
 
*See an interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AR/Dallas_County modern-day townships]. (Histopolis)  
 
*See an interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AR/Dallas_County modern-day townships]. (Histopolis)  
*See an interactive map of Dallas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes]. (N2Genealogy)
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*For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Dallas, Princeton|place|disp=Princeton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Dallas, Tulip|place|disp=Tulip}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fordyce]]<br>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calhoun County, Arkansas|Calhoun]]  
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[[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]] {{•}} [[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]] {{•}} [[Cleveland County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleveland]] {{•}} [[Grant County, Arkansas Genealogy|Grant]] {{•}} [[Hot Spring County, Arkansas Genealogy|Hot Spring]] {{•}} [[Ouachita County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
*[[Clark County, Arkansas|Clark]]  
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<center>{{ARDallas County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Cleveland County, Arkansas|Cleveland]]  
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*[[Grant County, Arkansas|Grant]]  
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*[[Hot Spring County, Arkansas|Hot Spring]]  
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*[[Ouachita County, Arkansas|Ouachita]]
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== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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*'''1866-1874''' - Dallas County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1866-1874 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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:*1866-1868 — ''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VRS-2NY%3A1076658902%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, Princeton] at  [http://FamilySearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only;'' Contracts and monthly statements of property,
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=112&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=8 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
  
==== Court&nbsp;:  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  
Dallas County Courthouse:<br>206 West 3rd Street,<br>Fordyce, AR 71742, <br>(870)352-2307
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=112 Find A Grave]  Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
  
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=8 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/dallas.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/dallas-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/dallas/dallas.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/dallas.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/dallas/resources_records/online_records/cemeteries ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/dallas/dallas.htm  RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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'''More cemetery lists'''
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Dallas/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/dallas/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Dallas|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Dallas County, Arkansas#Places/Localities|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Dallas+county+Arkansas=Dallas+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}[http://www.argenweb.net/dallas/ Dallas County] argenweb.net has many local and online resources including transcriptions of all the [http://www.argenweb.net/dallas/resources_records/online_records/biographies/goodspeed_biographies/ Goodspeed Biographies].
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The site also has a list of [http://www.argenweb.net/dallas/towns_communities/ towns and communities] with short descriptions.
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*'''''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas.''''' Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1890. Online at:[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7192 Ancestry.com] ($)
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==== History Timeline  ====
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History &amp; Culture [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=745]
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*Native American tribes, primarily Caddo and Quapaw, lived, traveled, and hunted in the area now known as Dallas County.
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*1812 - White settlement of the Ouachita River valley had begun .
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*1840 - Very little settlement was in the area now known as Dallas County, but even those settlers were mostly farmers and their slaves.
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*1845 January 1 - Dallas County was created from parts of Bradley and Clark counties.
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*1860-1865 - About a third of the population left the area for Texas and Louisiana to avoid the fighting during the war. Many never returned.
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*1881 - The construction of four major railroads began in Dallas County.
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*1930-2010 - The population of Dallas County peaked in 1930 with more than 14,500 people. In 2010 the population had dropped to just over 8,000.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War''''' =====
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
  
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===== Civil War  =====
  
*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<sup>1</sup>&nbsp;and the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]. <sup>2</sup>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1Allen, Desmond Walls.''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry ''(Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.</sup>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Arkansas Calvalry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Arkansas Calvalry&nbsp;(Confederate) ]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]],
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]],
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:- [[12th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]],
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:- [[18th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[26th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|33rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company C
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup><sub><sup>Collier, Captain Calvin L., USAF. ''They'll do to Tie To!'' (Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10.</sup><br></sub>  
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*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), pp. 33-92. {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref>, Company F; and the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]].<ref>Calvin L. Collier, ''They'll do to Tie To: the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.,''(Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. {{FHL|379659|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M2c}}</ref>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Arkansas&county=Dallas&city=&year1=1690&year2=2014&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] from "Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers" by the Library of Congress; results of search for Dallas County, Arkansas
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{{AR Newspapers|Dallas}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-J29%3A353225701%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1843-1921] Dallas County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Appraisements 1845-1890; Probate records 1845-1896; Wills 1843-1921.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records:  ====
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
Marriage Records, 1846-present (available [http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/arkansas/dallas.htm online]).  
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1838-1924''' - Dallas County Marriage Books A-N Index 1838-1924 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1845-1954''' - Dallas County Marriage Books A-X and Loose Marriage Records Index 1845-1954 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc" />
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*'''1846-present''' - Marriage Records, 1846-present (available [http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/arkansas/dallas.htm online]).
  
 
All others are available from the Dallas County Courthouse.  
 
All others are available from the Dallas County Courthouse.  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Death =====
  
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*'''1918-1922''' - Dallas County Death Index 1918-1922. Batch {{IGI|B737869}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*<u>Dallas County Library; Main Branch</u>: [http://catalog.hsc.lib.ar.us/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=7.1033.0.0.1 Online Catalog]<br>501 East 4th Street, Fordyce, AR 71742-0584 (870)352-5600, (870) 352-3598 Fax.  
 
*<u>Dallas County Library; Main Branch</u>: [http://catalog.hsc.lib.ar.us/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=7.1033.0.0.1 Online Catalog]<br>501 East 4th Street, Fordyce, AR 71742-0584 (870)352-5600, (870) 352-3598 Fax.  
 
*<u>Dallas County Library; Fohrell Public Library</u>: <br>186 Dallas 208, Sparkman, AR 71763-8720 (870) 352-2592, (870) 352-3598 Fax. <br>
 
*<u>Dallas County Library; Fohrell Public Library</u>: <br>186 Dallas 208, Sparkman, AR 71763-8720 (870) 352-2592, (870) 352-3598 Fax. <br>
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Dallas County

Guide to Dallas County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records


Dallas County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Dallas County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 1, 1845
County Seat Fordyce
Courthouse
Address Dallas County Courthouse
206 W 3rd Street
Fordyce, AR 71742
Phone: 870.352.7179

Contents

County Courthouse

Dallas County Courthouse
206 W 3rd Street
Fordyce, AR 71742
Phone: 870.352.7179

County Clerk has marriage records from 1855, land records from 1845, probate, divorce and court records.[1]

Beginning years for Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1855 1914* 1845 1845 1845
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

County Government and other Local Websites
County-clerk.net (unofficial site) Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records

History

The County of Dallas in Arkansas, was created on 1 January 1845 from Bradley and Clark Counties. It was named for George Mifflin Dallas, who was vice-president under President James Polk. Dallas County is bound on the north by Hot Spring and Grant Counties; On the east by Cleveland County; on the south by Calhoun and Ouachita Counties; and on the west by Clark County. Dallas County is well watered by the Ouachita River on its west border, on the east by Moro creek and through the center are Saline, Cypress and Tulip creeks. Many fine springs are found all through the county. There are also many Sulphur springs, which discharging many hundreds of gallons of water per day.

Parent County

  • 1845--Dallas County was created 1 January 1845 from Clark and Bradley Counties.  County seat: Fordyce [3]

Boundary Changes

On the first US Census of the county in 1850, the following townships appeared: Moro, Champagne (Champagnolle), Polk, Jackson, Saline, Tulip, Owen, Manchester, Princeton, & Smith. In 1856, the townships of Champagne (Champagnolle), Moro and Polk went into the formation of Calhoun County. Later in 1873, Cleveland County annexed some of Dallas County. The County seat was located first at the house of Presley Watts, in Princeton, and then around 1910, it was moved to its present location of Fordyce.


Variant Spellings

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'

Populated Places

Towns
  • Carthage
  • Sparkman
  • Tulip
Census Districts
  • Beech Grove
  • Bucksnort
  • Bunn
  • Cooney
  • Dalark
  • Eagletie
  • Fairview
  • Farindale
  • Forrest Bonner
  • Holly Springs
  • Ivan
  • Ivy
Communities
  • North Fordyce



Neighboring Counties

Calhoun  • Clark  • Cleveland  • Grant  • Hot Spring  • Ouachita

Dallas CountyCleveland CountyBradley CountyCalhoun CountyOuachita CountyNevada CountyClark CountyHot Spring CountyGarland CountyGrant CountyJefferson CountyLincoln CountyDrew CountyAshley CountyUnion CountyColumbia CountyLafayette CountyHempstead CountyPike CountyMontgomery CountySaline CountyPulaski CountyLonoke CountyARDallas.JPG

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Online Dallas County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Dallas County
Get a list of cemeteries
(then click to names of people)
Find printed records
(Often more complete)
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  • Find A Grave Click Search for a Cemetery on the right, click All Countries - click United States, click State, click County and search.

More cemetery lists

Census

Church Records

Church records vary greatly, depending upon the the record keepers and beliefs of the church. They may give: a member's dates of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information, maiden name; and death date. For more information, see Arkansas Church Records.

See also Cities and Towns to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can 1) place an ancestor in a specific location, 2) provide economic information, 3) reveal family relationships, and more.

After land was transferred to private ownership, transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse in the form of deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, and others.

See Arkansas Land and Property for more about online collections and early Arkansas land grants and patents from the government to private ownership.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.Dallas County argenweb.net has many local and online resources including transcriptions of all the Goodspeed Biographies.

The site also has a list of towns and communities with short descriptions.

  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1890. Online at:Ancestry.com ($)

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]

  • Native American tribes, primarily Caddo and Quapaw, lived, traveled, and hunted in the area now known as Dallas County.
  • 1812 - White settlement of the Ouachita River valley had begun .
  • 1840 - Very little settlement was in the area now known as Dallas County, but even those settlers were mostly farmers and their slaves.
  • 1845 January 1 - Dallas County was created from parts of Bradley and Clark counties.
  • 1860-1865 - About a third of the population left the area for Texas and Louisiana to avoid the fighting during the war. Many never returned.
  • 1881 - The construction of four major railroads began in Dallas County.
  • 1930-2010 - The population of Dallas County peaked in 1930 with more than 14,500 people. In 2010 the population had dropped to just over 8,000.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 2nd Battalion, Arkansas Calvalry (Confederate) , Company C
- 3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate),
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company A
- 6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate),
- 12th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate),
- 18th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 26th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 33rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company C

Naturalization

Newspapers

U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present from "Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers" by the Library of Congress; results of search for Dallas County, Arkansas

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information about Probate records in Arkansas, including statewide indexes.

Taxation

Arkansas tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years for some counties. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arkansas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • 1846-present - Marriage Records, 1846-present (available online).

All others are available from the Dallas County Courthouse.

Death
  • 1918-1922 - Dallas County Death Index 1918-1922. Batch B737869 at FamilySearch - free.[7]
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. For towns, click here.
WorldCat Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
Arkansas History Commission Select the county Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
Local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries may suggest other catalogs

Family History Centers

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
ARGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
RootsWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records


Social networking sites pertaining to Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Dallas County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Dallas County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), pp. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  6. Calvin L. Collier, They'll do to Tie To: the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.,(Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. FHL book 976.7 M2c
  7. 7.0 7.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.

 

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