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Guide to '''Newton County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
| county = Newton County
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|organized=  December 14,  1842
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|county seat= Jasper
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|parent county= [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy|Boone]]
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|county2= [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll]]
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|county3= [[Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Johnson]]
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|county4= [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]]
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|county5= [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]]
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|county6= [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]]</br><center>[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[[Image:American Civil War Montage.jpg |thumb|right|200px|<center>
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American Civil War fought near Villines Mill (Boxley Mill), Newton CO., Arkansas</center>]]
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
| state = Arkansas
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Newton}}
  
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'''Newton County Courthouse'''<br>Court Street<br>Jasper, AR 72641-0435<br>Phone: 870.446.5125<br>[http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Newton%20County Newton County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1866, probate and court records from 1880.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
| founded year = 1842
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=== Newton County, Arkansas ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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| founded date = December 14
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1866'''  All records destroyed by fire.<br><br>
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| seat wl = Jasper
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Newton}}
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*'''1842--'''Newton County was created 14 December 1842&nbsp;from [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Jasper<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.arkansasties.com/Newton/CourtHouse.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Court Street<br>Jasper, AR 72641-0435<br>Phone: 870.446.5125 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records<br>from 1866, probate and court records from 1880<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.</ref>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Newton}}
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The following are locations in Newton County, Arkansas:
  
== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Newton County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>C. J. Miller, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=364&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c: accessed January 15, 2016), “Newton County.”</ref>
  
*'''1842--'''Newton County was created 14 December 1842&nbsp;from [[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carroll]] County. '''County seat:''' Jasper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*1818-1828 - The land was part of a reservation granted to the Western Cherokee.
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*1833 - This area was now part of Carroll County and white settoers had begun to move in.
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*1842 December 14 - Newton County was established.
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*1800s (late) - The terrain made the area unattractive to land speculators, which was encouraging to people who could not afford land in other parts of the state.
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*1861 - The isolation of Newton County resulted in an increase in population at the start of the Civil War.
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*1865 - After the war, families returned to their previous way of life.
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*1900s (early) - The 1900s brought increased population as outsiders moved to the county. Land speculators bought property. The county reached its largest population of 12,538 in 1900.
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*1970-2010 - The county population reached its low point of 5,844 in 1970 and now stands at 8330 in 2010.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Newton}}
  
See an interactive map of Newton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Newton}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Newton County, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=143&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=39 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Johnson|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Johnson+county+Arkansas=Johnson+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=143 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=39 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/search-usa-arkansas.htm?cx=partner-pub-1928517298809652%3A0678536873&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=Newton+County%2C+Cemeteries Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/newton-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/newton/newtocem.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/newton.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/johnson/johnson.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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&nbsp;
  
*[[Boone County, Arkansas|Boone]]
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=== Census Records ===
*[[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carroll]]
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{{AR Census Intro|Newton}}
*[[Johnson County, Arkansas|Johnson]]
 
*[[Madison County, Arkansas|Madison]]
 
*[[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]]
 
*[[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3806 Newton County 1900 Census] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Newton}}
  
===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Newton}}
  
*Men from&nbsp; Newton County &nbsp;served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]] <sup>1 </sup>and in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<sup>2</sup>. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup>Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office.''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990) .<br>
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Newton}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry'' (Union) Infantry (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Newton}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARNewton, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Newton}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Newton}}
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Newton}}
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:- [[14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)]]
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]]<ref>Arkansas, Adjutant General's Office, ''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866,'' (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990) {{FHL|755667|item|disp+FHL fiche 6082312}}</ref>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref> Companies A, C, and I
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'''Online Records
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Newton}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Newton}}
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{{AR Newspapers|Newton}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Newton}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Newton}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Newton}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Newton}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QZ-L68%3A353263101%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1866-1958] Newton County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Dockets 1872-1936; Probate record index 1866-1902; Probate records 1866-1913; Wills 1915-1958.
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Newton}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Newton}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Newton}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Newton}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Newton}}
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1866 - 1952''' - Newton County Marriage Books A-O Index 1866-1952 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.''</ref>
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*'''1866 - 1927''' - Newton County Marriage Books A-J Index 1866-1927 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Newton}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Newton}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Newton}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Newton}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Newton}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Newton}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Newton}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Newton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{AR Websites Intro|Newton}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Newton/ Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/newton/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/newton/newton.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Newton/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Newton/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/Newton/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194619|Arkansas|Newton}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Newton}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Newton_County,_Arkansas]]
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 3 October 2017

United States
Arkansas
Newton County
 

Guide to Newton County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Jasper
Organized: December 14, 1842
Parent County(s): Carroll[1]
Neighboring Counties
Boone  • Carroll  • Johnson  • Madison  • Pope  • Searcy
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasNewtonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-newton.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption
American Civil War fought near Villines Mill (Boxley Mill), Newton CO., Arkansas

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
Court Street
Jasper, AR 72641-0435
Phone: 870.446.5125
Newton County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1866, probate and court records from 1880.[2]

Newton County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1866 1914* 1880 1866 1880
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

1866 All records destroyed by fire.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1842--Newton County was created 14 December 1842 from Carroll County.
  • County seat: Jasper[4]

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Newton County, Arkansas:

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Newton County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • 1818-1828 - The land was part of a reservation granted to the Western Cherokee.
  • 1833 - This area was now part of Carroll County and white settoers had begun to move in.
  • 1842 December 14 - Newton County was established.
  • 1800s (late) - The terrain made the area unattractive to land speculators, which was encouraging to people who could not afford land in other parts of the state.
  • 1861 - The isolation of Newton County resulted in an increase in population at the start of the Civil War.
  • 1865 - After the war, families returned to their previous way of life.
  • 1900s (early) - The 1900s brought increased population as outsiders moved to the county. Land speculators bought property. The county reached its largest population of 12,538 in 1900.
  • 1970-2010 - The county population reached its low point of 5,844 in 1970 and now stands at 8330 in 2010.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Newton County, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Arkansas Gravestones enter a name and click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Newton County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)[6]
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[7] Companies A, C, and I

Online Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. C. J. Miller, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=364&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c: accessed January 15, 2016), “Newton County.”
  6. Arkansas, Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866, (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Collection
  7. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  8. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  9. 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.