Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy

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== History  ==
 
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren President Martin Van Buren] (1782-1862) who was serving as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren "Martin Van Buren,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren President Martin Van Buren] (1782-1862) who was serving as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren "Martin Van Buren,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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*Men from this county served in the [[31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|31th Regiment, Arkansas Confederate Infantry]], Companies B, D, and F. <ref>Ronald R. Bass, ''History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 {{FHL|783756|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M2ba}}</ref>
 
*Men from this county served in the [[31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|31th Regiment, Arkansas Confederate Infantry]], Companies B, D, and F. <ref>Ronald R. Bass, ''History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 {{FHL|783756|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M2ba}}</ref>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>
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*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Van+Buren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Van_Buren/ Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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[http://www.vanburencountycircuitclerk.com/ Van Buren County Courthouse]<br>Main &amp; Briggs;<br>Clinton, AR 72031<br>Phone: 501.745.4140 <br>
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, court and land records from 1859, <br>divorce records from 1874 and probate records from 1860<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 71.</ref>
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren President Martin Van Buren] (1782-1862) who was serving as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren "Martin Van Buren,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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*'''1833--'''Van Buren County was created 11 November 1833&nbsp;from [[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]], [[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]], and [[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]]&nbsp; Counties.
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<br> '''County seat:''' Clinton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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See an interactive map of Van Buren County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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*[[Cleburne County, Arkansas|Cleburne]]
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*[[Faulkner County, Arkansas|Faulkner]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Men from this county served in the [[31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|31th Regiment, Arkansas Confederate Infantry]], Companies B, D, and F .*<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>*Bass, Ronald R. ''History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1996) p. 12</sup><br>
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*'''1865-1951''' - Van Buren County Marriage Books [1]-17 Index 1865-1951 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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*'''1865-1895''' - Van Buren County Marriage Index 1865-1895 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/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>  
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Guide to Van Buren County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded November 11, 1833
County Seat Clinton
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Main & Briggs;
Clinton, AR 72031
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Contents

County Courthouse

Van Buren County Courthouse
Main & Briggs;
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: 501.745.4140


County Clerk has marriage, court and land records from 1859, divorce records from 1874 and probate records from 1860[1]

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

1859


1859
1860

History

File:Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren

The county is named after President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) who was serving as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.[2]

Parent County

County seat: Clinton [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Van Buren County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

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

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

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. 71.
  2. "Martin Van Buren," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Ronald R. Bass, History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 FHL book 976.7 M2ba
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  6. 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.