Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:28, 17 May 2013

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Guide to Desha County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Desha County, Arkansas
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Map of Arkansas highlighting Desha County
Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 12, 1838
County Seat Arkansas City
Courthouse
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Address Desha County Courthouse
Robert Moore Avenue
PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: 870.877.2323
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Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1865 and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[1]

Beginning Dates for Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1865




History

Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812.

Parent County

  • 1838--Desha County was created 12 December 1838 from Arkansas and Chicot Counties.

County seat: Arkansas City [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Desha County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arkansas City
Dumas
McGehee
Mitchellville
Reed
Tillar
Watson

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Desha County Cemetery Transcriptions (partial list)  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Census

1840  Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

1850 Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

Church Records

Dumas Churches  -  churchangel.com

McGehee Churches  -  churchangel.com

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Desha County Federal Land Records  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Template:AR History Intro

Riverboat History -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Goodspeed's Historry  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Maps

1895 Desha County Map  -  livgenmil.com

Township Map  -  Desha County USGenWeb

Military

War of 1812

Military Land Grants War of 1812 (partial list)  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

Civil War

Men from this county served in the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate).[4]

Civil War Amnesty List  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

World War II

Rohwer Relocation Center  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

World War II Enlistees A-F  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

World War II enlistees G-L  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

World War II Enlistees M-R  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Desha County Newspapers  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  4. 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