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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
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
Desha County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Address Desha County Courthouse
Robert Moore Avenue
PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: 870.877.2323
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County CourthouseEdit

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




HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

Boundary ChangesEdit

Variant SpellingsEdit

Record LossEdit

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

Genealogy ResourcesEdit

Research GuidesEdit

African AmericansEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

CensusEdit

Church RecordsEdit

CourtEdit

GenealogyEdit

Land and PropertyEdit

Local HistoriesEdit

MapsEdit

MilitaryEdit

NaturalizationEdit

NewspapersEdit

OccupationsEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

TaxationEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
DeathEdit
Vital Record SubstitutesEdit

Genealogy Societies and LibrariesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

WebsitesEdit

County CourthouseEdit

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

HistoryEdit

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 CountyEdit

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

County seat: Arkansas City [2]

Boundary ChangesEdit

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

Record LossEdit

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Arkansas City
Dumas
McGehee
Mitchellville
Reed
Tillar
Watson

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

African American =Edit

CemeteriesEdit

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

CensusEdit

1840  Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

1850 Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

ChurchEdit

Dumas Churches  -  churchangel.com

McGehee Churches  -  churchangel.com

CourtEdit

LandEdit

Desha County Federal Land Records  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local HistoriesEdit

Riverboat History -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Goodspeed's Historry  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

MapsEdit

1895 Desha County Map  -  livgenmil.com

Township Map  -  Desha County USGenWeb

MilitaryEdit

Civil WarEdit

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 IIEdit

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 1812Edit

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

NewspapersEdit

Desha County Newspapers  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

ProbateEdit

TaxationEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

MarriageEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

Family History Centers
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Web SitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.