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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Arkansas|Washington County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Arkansas|Washington County]]'' [[Image:PrairieGroveBattlefield.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>
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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park (ACW), Washington County, Arkansas by Justin Fisher</center>]]
  
Guide to '''Washington County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Washington County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| building address = [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br>
 
| building address = [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br>
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[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br>  
  
<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and <br>probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court<br>has divorce, court and land records; City Libarian<br>has cemetery records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records; City Librarian has cemetery records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>  
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government 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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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==== Government and Related Websites  ====
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*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Washington.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1828--'''Washington County was created 17 October 1828&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1828--'''Washington County was created 17 October 1828&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lovely]] County.'''County seat: '''Fayetteville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2940 Encyclopedia of Arkansas 2940]
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*[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=813 Encyclopedia of Arkansas 813]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Washington County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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.  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1861 thru 1864'''  Some records missing. <br>
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Also, probate and will records, A and B, have been stolen.
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Billingsley|place|disp=Billingsley}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Brentwood|place|disp=Brentwood}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Cane Hill|place|disp=Cane Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Cincinnati|place|disp=Cincinnati}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Elm Springs|place|disp=Elm Springs}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Farmington|place|disp=Farmington}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Fayetteville|place|disp=Fayetteville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Goshen|place|disp=Goshen}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Illinois Township|place|disp=Illinois Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Kings|place|disp=Kings}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Lincoln|place|disp=Lincoln}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Prairie Grove|place|disp=Prairie Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Sonora|place|disp=Sonora}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Springdale|place|disp=Springdale}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Sulphur City|place|disp=Sulphur City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Summers|place|disp=Summers}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Tontitown|place|disp=Tontitown}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Winslow|place|disp=Winslow}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Woolsey|place|disp=Woolsey}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Elkins<br>Elm Springs<br>Farmington<br>Fayetteville<br>Goshen<br>Greenland<br>Johnson<br>Lincoln<br>Prairie Grove<br>Springdale<br>Tontitown<br>West Fork<br>Winslow<br><br>  
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*Elkins  
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*Elm Springs  
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*Farmington  
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*Fayetteville  
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*Goshen  
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*Greenland  
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*Johnson  
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*Lincoln  
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*Prairie Grove  
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*Springdale  
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*Tontitown  
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*West Fork  
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*Winslow
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<br> <br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Adair County, Oklahoma|Adair County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Adair County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Adair County, Oklahoma]] {{·}} [[Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Benton]] {{·}} [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]] {{·}} [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]] {{·}}
*[[Benton County, Arkansas|Benton]]  
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<center>{{ARWashington, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]]  
 
*[[Madison County, Arkansas|Madison]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== History Timeline  ====
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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 Washington County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].  <ref>Matthew Bryan Kirkpatrick, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=813&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 18, 2016), “Washington County.”</ref>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/washington-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Washington County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Washington County</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
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| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</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=164&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=60&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= 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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164 Find A Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/washington.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/washington-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/washington.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/washington/washington.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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'''More cemetery lists'''
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/washington/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Washington+county+Arkansas=Washington+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html Cemeteries of Washington County] - Index and Transcriptions - &nbsp;Washington County ARGenWeb,  
 
[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html Cemeteries of Washington County] - Index and Transcriptions - &nbsp;Washington County ARGenWeb,  
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53502&CScn=combs+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Combs Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158706 Confederate Cemetery] ], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=1611 Fayetteville National Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189437&CScn=harrell+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Harrell Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=54605&CScn=joyce+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Joyce Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1143894&CScn=mount+salem+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Mount Salem Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55896&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 1], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55895&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 2], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=55928 Roberson Cemetery]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801014109_661" />,&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=56509 Tharp Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2340 Walker Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=462478&CScn=whitehouse+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Whitehouse Cemetery],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=56952&CScnty=164&CSsr=221& Zion Cemetry]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53502&CScn=combs+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Combs Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158706 Confederate Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109402 Fayetteville National Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189437&CScn=harrell+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Harrell Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=54605&CScn=joyce+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Joyce Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1143894&CScn=mount+salem+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Mount Salem Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55896&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 1], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55895&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 2], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=55928 Roberson Cemetery]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801014109_661" />,&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=56509 Tharp Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2340 Walker Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=462478&CScn=whitehouse+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Whitehouse Cemetery],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=56952&CScnty=164&CSsr=221& Zion Cemetry]
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*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ar/washington/1850/ 1850 Census with Index] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives
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==== Church Records ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/fayetteville.htm Churches in Fayetteville AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/fayetteville.htm Churches in Fayetteville AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Archives/CircuitClerk.htm Records Inventory &amp; Retention Schedule<br>Circuit Clerk &amp; Recorder]
 
*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Archives/CircuitClerk.htm Records Inventory &amp; Retention Schedule<br>Circuit Clerk &amp; Recorder]
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/washington-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Federal Land Patents],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/land/washingt.txt Homestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives,&nbsp; [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Land Records 1834-1991], [http://www.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/land.asp?grantor=o%27bryan&grantee=&date= Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903 ]  
 
[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Federal Land Patents],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/land/washingt.txt Homestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives,&nbsp; [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Land Records 1834-1991], [http://www.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/land.asp?grantor=o%27bryan&grantee=&date= Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903 ]  
  
[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228]  
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[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Washington County Archives Land Records]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/postcards/ Penny Postcards from Washington County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/postcards/ Penny Postcards from Washington County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives  
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AR/Washington/vacant.html National Register] of Historic Places for Washington County AR  
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AR/Washington/vacant.html National Register] of Historic Places for Washington County AR  
 
*[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query American Memory for Washington County]&nbsp;- Library of Congress  
 
*[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query American Memory for Washington County]&nbsp;- Library of Congress  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/1stcollege.html St. John's College of Arkansas]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/1stcollege.html St. John's College of Arkansas]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb  
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*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/school.asp School Records Index]covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library
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*'''''History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas'''''. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7931 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288802019156_218" />]-&nbsp; reflect changes in county  
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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 {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas  
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*[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries
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*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-washington-county-arkansas-1909-map.html Map of 1909 Washington County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
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==== Military  ====
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Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.
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:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>
 +
:- [[34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C, H and K<br>
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:- [[Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]
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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) {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref>Company C
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas
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Also see [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas in the Civil War]]
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
Line 117: Line 294:
 
*December 7, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Prairie Grove] also known as Fayetteville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012).</ref>
 
*December 7, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Prairie Grove] also known as Fayetteville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012).</ref>
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas
  
<br> Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County. <br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]].<br>
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==== Newspapers  ====
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<ref>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) ''(Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987)</ref>&nbsp;
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{{AR Newspapers Intro}}
  
====== County Civil War Sources  ======
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'''Historical online newspapers'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51804 Northwest Arkansas Times], July 1937 - December 1977 at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6511 Fayetteville Democrat], August 1917 - October 1923 at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50078 Daily Fayetteville Democrat] (Fayetteville, Arkansas), July 1915 - July 1916 at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6653 Fayetteville Daily Democrat] (Fayetteville, Arkansas), February 1921 - July 1936 at Ancestry.com ($)
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb <br>
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'''Current online newspapers'''
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*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times and others Online]
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*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times]
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*[http://www.freeweekly.com/ Fayetteville Free Weekly]
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb <br>
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{{AR Newspapers|Washington}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas<br>
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/obituary.asp Obituary Records: 1868-2010] | Courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library | This index covers three newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrate and the Fayetteville Daily Democrate
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==== Occupations  ====
  
State Civil War Sources<br>
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
See [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas in the Civil War]]<br>
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1829 - 1931''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ar/arwashington01.htm Washington County Arkansas list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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*'''1817 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — free images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K3J%3A353227201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1829-1931] Washington County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections - free images
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**Includes:
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**'''1840 - 1905''' - Letters of administration
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**'''1841 - 1905''' - Letters testamentary
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**'''1837 - 1886''' - Probate records
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**'''1889 - 1931''' - Will Books
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Online]
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times]
 
*[http://www.freeweekly.com/ Fayetteville Free Weekly]
 
*[http://www.nwaonline.net/ Springdale Morning News]
 
*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/obituary.asp Obituary Records: 1868-2010] | Courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library | This index covers three newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrate and the Fayetteville Daily Democrate
 
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
==== Schools  ====
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{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/school.asp School Records Index ]covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library
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===== Birth  =====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1900 - 1953''' - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch {{IGI|C750893}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
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*'''1845 - 1941''' - [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]
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*'''1845 - 1922''' - Washington County Marriage Books D-R Index 1845-1922 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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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1887 - 1949''' - Washington County Marriage Books I-Z, A1-C1 Index 1887-1949 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>
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb  
*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]
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*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com
*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com  
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*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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===== Death  =====
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ar/washington/1850/ 1850 Census with Index] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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&nbsp;[http://www.arkansasresearch.com/COS/Wash/WashingtonCoDeathIndex1914.htm Washington County Death Records Index 1914-1923]
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
*[[Springdale Arkansas Jones Family Center Family History Center|Springdale Arkansas Jones Family Center Family History Center]]  
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**Springdale, Arkansas
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Washington+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=washington+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
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| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
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| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
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|-
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
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|}
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Springdale Arkansas Jones Family Center Family History Center]] 922 E Emma Springdale AR 72764 United States
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/washington/ ARGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Washington/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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|}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/washington/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/washington-county/ StateofUS]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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|}
  
 
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<br>  
  
== Web Sites  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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<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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|-
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/washington/ genealogy.com]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/ Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="70%" | Washignton County, AR Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.washington/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Washington County Message Board
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|}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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[[Category:Washington_County,_Arkansas]]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Washington_County,_Arkansas]]

Latest revision as of 14:40, 21 June 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Washington County
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park (ACW), Washington County, Arkansas by Justin Fisher

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




Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records



Washington County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 17, 1828
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse
ArkansasWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
Address Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711


County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711


County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records; City Librarian has cemetery records[1]

Beginning years for Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1845 1914* 1835 1834 1830
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

  • PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records.

History

Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Parent County

  • 1828--Washington County was created 17 October 1828 from Lovely County.County seat: Fayetteville [3]

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1861 thru 1864 Some records missing.
Also, probate and will records, A and B, have been stolen.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

  • Elkins
  • Elm Springs
  • Farmington
  • Fayetteville
  • Goshen
  • Greenland
  • Johnson
  • Lincoln
  • Prairie Grove
  • Springdale
  • Tontitown
  • West Fork
  • Winslow



Neighboring Counties

Adair County, Oklahoma  · Benton  · Crawford  · Madison  ·

Mayes CountyDelaware CountyBenton CountyCherokee CountyCarroll County, ArkansasSequoyah CountyWashington CountyFranklin CountyJohnson CountyNewton CountyMadison CountyCrawford CountyLogan CountySebastian CountyHaskell CountyMcDonald CountyLe Flore CountyBarry CountyAdair CountyARWashington3.JPG



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 Washington County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [4]

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Online Washington County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Washington County
Get a list of cemeteries
(then click to names of people)
Find printed records
(Often more complete)
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  • ARGenWeb Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.

More cemetery lists

Cemeteries of Washington County - Index and Transcriptions -  Washington County ARGenWeb,

Combs Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery, Fayetteville National Cemetery, Harrell Cemetery, Joyce Cemetery, Mount Salem Cemetery, Reese Cemetery 1, Reese Cemetery 2, Roberson CemeteryTharp Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, Whitehouse CemeteryZion Cemetry

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

  • Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.

Land and Property

Federal Land PatentsHomestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908  -  USGenWeb Washington County Archives,  Land Records 1834-1991, Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903

Washington County Archives Land 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.

  • History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Washington County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Mexican War
Civil War

Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.

- 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Companies D and E
- 16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate), Companies D and E
- 34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, C, H and K
- Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)[5]
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[6]Company C

Online Records

Also see Arkansas in the Civil War

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas

Naturalization

Newspapers

Historical online newspapers

Current online newspapers

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


Obituaries

  • Obituary Records: 1868-2010 | Courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library | This index covers three newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrate and the Fayetteville Daily Democrate

Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
  • 1900 - 1953 - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch C750893 at FamilySearch - free.
Marriage
Death
  • Obituaries submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb

 Washington County Death Records Index 1914-1923

Vital Record Substitutes


Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. For towns, click here.
WorldCat Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
Arkansas History Commission Select the county Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
Local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries may suggest other catalogs

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
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
Sites that search for links pertaining to Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records


Social networking sites pertaining to Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy


genealogy.com Washignton County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Washington County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Matthew Bryan Kirkpatrick, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=813&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 18, 2016), “Washington County.”
  5. 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 fiche 6082312
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987) FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012).
  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.
  10. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.