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

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Randolph County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Pocahontas
Courthouse
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Address Randolph County Courthouse
107 W Broadway
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Phone: 870.892.5822
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Contents

County Courthouse

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Randolph County Courthouse
107 W Broadway
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Phone: 870.892.5822


County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1837; Circuit Clerk has divorce, land, military, and court records 1836[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1832--Randolph County was created 18 December 1832 from Lawrence County. County seat: Pocahontas [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Randolph County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Contents of church records depend upon the 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 [[{{{1}}} County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|Cities and Towns]] to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Court

Land

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 deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, and other records were usually recorded at the county courthouse.

See Arkansas Land and Property for more about online collections and early Arkansas land from 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.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Randolph County on page 191.]
  • 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

     1. Allen, Desmond Walls. The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.

     2. Allen, Desmond Walls. Forty-fifth Arkansas Confederate Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 1.

    3.  Allen, Desmond Walls. Thirty-eighth Arkansas Confederate Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 1.

    4.  Bass, Ronald R. History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1996) p. 12.


Newspapers

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

Probate

Records of wills and estates of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information for 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

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Randolph County, Arkansas Church

Riley-Hickingbotham Library
Ouachita Baptist University
OBU Box 3742
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
870/245-5119

Official depository for records of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. See the every-name index to association records through the year 1900 (PDF). The index can be downloaded for off-line research.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.