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Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy

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

Desha County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Desha County
Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded December 12, 1838
County Seat Arkansas City
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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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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

County seat: Arkansas City [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Arkansas City

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American =[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Census[edit | edit source]

1840  Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

1850 Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

Church[edit | edit source]

Dumas Churches  -

McGehee Churches  -

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Desha County Federal Land Records  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Riverboat History -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Goodspeed's Historry  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Maps[edit | edit source]

1895 Desha County Map  -

Township Map  -  Desha County USGenWeb

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

     Collier, Captain Calvin L., USAF. They'll do to Tie To! (Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. 

Civil War Amnesty List  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

World War II[edit | edit source]

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

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

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

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Desha County Newspapers  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.