Arkansas Probate Records
Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. The records include case papers settlements. For example, the library has microfilms of a variety of probate records for Pulaski County for the years 1818-1919. You can also obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the appropriate county courthouse.
A statewide index of wills is Mrs. James H. Stevenson and Mrs. Edward L. Westbrooke, Index to Wills and Administrations of Arkansas from the Earliest to 1900 (Jonesboro, Arkansas: Vowels Printing Company, 1986; FHL book 976.7 P22st; fiche 6050936).