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County Resources, Faulkner County

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Harmony Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions and Obituaries, Faulkner County, Arkansas
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-426-1, 69 pages, $14.00

Tom Martinet inventoried an amazing number of cemeteries in Lonoke and northern Pulaski Counties and he strayed over the line into Faulkner County and included Harmony. His book includes a diagram of the cemetery and there are section, row, and grave numbers to help determine proximity of one grave to another. And, just to delight researchers, he added pages and pages of pasted-up newspaper obituaries. It's great stuff! If you have folks in Harmony Cemetery, you want this book. (And you want the one below, too.)

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Harmony Baptist Church, One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years, Faulkner County, Arkansas
By Don Wood, ISBN 978-1-56546-427-8, 89 pages, $14.00

In 1998, Don Wood wrote a history of Harmony Baptist Church. He included photos, handwritten obituaries from the church records, and a roster of early church membership. When Tom Martinet put together an inventory of the cemetery beside the church, Don Wood agreed to let Tom publish his church history. The obits and membership roster aren't transcribed, they're the actual pages themselves from the records. Order your copy today!

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The History of Faulkner County, Arkansas, 1873-1927
By Alexander McPherson, ISBN 1-56869-011-8, 133 pages, $12.95

Written in 1927, this was only the second attempt at a history of Faulkner County, the first being a small promotional booklet by Louis C. Lincoln. A descendant of early settlers in the county, McPherson put many hours of personal attention in this work. Filled with histories of communities and churches, the work also has many biographical sketches of early settlers. Reproduced from the original pages there are many photographs and a list of men who served in the Confederate Army from what was then Conway County. A new full name index is also included.

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History and Records of the Oakland United Methodist Church, Holland, Faulkner County, Arkansas
By Charles David Parsons, ISBN 1-56869-013-4, 127 pages, $17.95

Beginning with the founding of the church in 1851 and extending through 1912, this work is a wonderful resource for genealogists, historians, and people interested in early Methodism in Arkansas. Parsons was fortunate in that all the early records had been preserved and were at his disposal. Included in the work is a history of the church, list of pastors, membership rolls from 1851-1912, and lists of baptisms, marriages and deaths. The books is wonderfully illustrated with photographs, tintypes, maps and document reproductions. Fully indexed.

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Carved In Stone, Volume 1, Heffington Cemetery, Faulkner County, Arkansas
By Betty F. Murray, ISBN 1-56869-007-X, 64 pages, $10.00

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Carved In Stone, Volume 2, Mormon (Baker), Hawkins and Brown Cemeteries, Faulkner County, Arkansas
By Betty F. Murray, ISBN 1-56869-000-X, 87 pages, $14.95

These books contain maps of the cemeteries, driving directions, and lists of people buried in them, by row and alphabetically. An attempt has been made to determine marriage relationships as well as parental relationships for all buried there. Each book has a full name index.

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Carved In Stone, Volume 3, Marcus Hill Cemetery, Faulkner County, Arkansas
By Fern Poe Davidson, ISBN 1-56869-112-2, 93 pages, $14.95

This book includes not only the burials, marriage information and parental information, but also lots of genealogical notes collected over many years on these families. It's much more than a cemetery index.

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A History of the Greenbrier Baptist Association, 1884 to 1926
By Alexander McPherson, ISBN 1-56869-009-6, 97 pages, $10.95

Originally published in the late 1920s by McPherson, the work has long been out-of-print and nearly impossible to locate. It covers the original formation of Greenbrier Baptist Association in 1884 and concludes with what was then its current status. Besides the early history of the association there are also brief histories of some of the early churches as well as biographical sketches of early ministers and leaders of the Baptist churches of Faulkner County. Illustrated with photographs and now fully indexed.

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Faulkner County, Arkansas, Marriages, 1873-1925
By Emily Tucker, ISBN 1-56546-307-2, 236 pages, $29.00

Marriage records are a wonderful resource. These cover Faulkner County's beginning in 1873 through 1925. If you have family lines in Faulkner County, you can't do without this valuable book. Order your copy today.

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Pence Funeral Home, Conway, Arkansas, Vol. I 1881-1904
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 0-941765-06-7, 154 pages, $18.00
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Click here to view the Index 1889-1904

This volume lists 3,000 burials: name, age, race, residence of deceased,date of funeral, cause of death, burial place, remarks column (with separate cross reference). Pence Funeral Home served parts of Faulkner, Conway, Pulaski, Van Buren, Perry, Lonoke and White Counties. In the years covered by this volume, Pence had no local competition in the funeral business.

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Pence Funeral Home, Conway, Arkansas Vol. II 1904-1926
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 1-56546-177-0, 105 pages, $19.00
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This is a continuation of volume I, listing 3,313 burials. Pence had little competition before 1928 and these volumes represent nearly all of the commercial funerals in the area. Excellent substitute for death certificates.

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Pence Funeral Home, Conway, Arkansas Vol. III 1926-1945

By Edsel F. Voyles, ISBN 0-941765-41-5, 202 pages, $22.00
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This is a continuation of the Pence records; it includes nearly 3,000 burials; lists full name, race, residence, cause of death, age, death date, where buried, and other remarks.

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1890 Faulkner County, Arkansas, Personal Property Tax Book
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 0-941765-00-8, 56 pages, $10.00

Arkansas Genealogical Society's 1890 census reconstruction project begat this book. It lists taxpayer's name, township of residence, and racial designation.

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Guide to Faulkner County, Arkansas, Loose Probate Packets 1873-1917
By Desmond Walls Allen, Henryetta Walls Vanaman and Connie Olds Trent, ISBN 0-941765-03-2, 57 pages, $10.00

We got a call from a courthouse employee one day advising us that "old papers" were in the trash dumpster. We rushed to the scene and found the loose probate packets had been left on the floor of a basement vault and got soaked when a water pipe broke. Part of the soggy papers had been thrown in the trash, the others were still in the damp boxes. We organized the papers in folders and created this guide which lists names of deceased, administrators, guardians, executors, heirs, and others.

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Arkansas Land Patents: Conway, Faulkner, and Perry Counties
ISBN 1-56546-014-6, 142 pages, $18.00

What are land patents? All of what is now Arkansas was once owned by the federal government--it is a public domain land state. People who purchased land from the federal government received documents called land patents. Land was obtained through purchase, military warrants, homesteads, scrip acts and other laws that allowed the land to be transferred out of federal hands. The paperwork generated in those sales can be very helpful to genealogists. Copies of the land patents make interesting additions to published family histories but the land entry case files are most apt to have helpful details about families or clues that help piece together information from other sources.

What information is included? The county volumes of land patents list patentee's name, volume and page of the patent book, land office, document and miscellaneous document numbers, type of transaction, precise legal description, and number of acres. Introductory information describes in great detail how to get copies of the patents and land entry case files, how to use other land record sources, how to integrate the information with other sources, what is found in a typical homestead case file, where and when the Arkansas land offices operated, and a selected bibliography. County maps are also included. The time period covered by this information is earliest settlement through 30 June 1908. Information from 156,784 patent documents is included. These county volumes are based on current-day county boundaries.


Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications from Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Stone, and Van Buren Counties
ISBN 0-941765-62-8, 36 pp, 1,291 veterans, $10.00

This book is an index to Confederate veterans who applied for pensions from the State of Arkansas. Information includes: veteran's name, widow or mother's name, company, unit, year(s) of enrollment, county from which applied and death dates of the veteran and his widow. Also included is a list of pensioners granted awards through legislative acts and a list of residents of the Confederate Home. Pensioners in this book are cross-referenced to the 1911 Arkansas Confederate Veteran census. A detailed summary of pension legislation and suggestions for further research are included. Pensions were based on the state of residence at the time of eligibility.


Arkansas State Donation and Swamp Lands: Conway, Faulkner, and Perry Counties
Compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 1-56546-263-7, 87 pages, $16.00
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See our detailed explanation about donation and swamp lands under our "Land Records" category. (Then click your "back" browser button to return to this page.)

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Index to Arkansas' World War I Soldiers from Conway, Faulkner, and Perry Counties
ISBN 1-56546-251-3, 58 pages, $15.00

Click here to view a list of Faulkner County World War I Soldiers

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FREE Faulkner County Death Record Indexes

The following links lead you to death record indexes for specified time periods. The information in these indexes is taken straight from Arkansas Health Department records. Click here to visit the Health Department's website for more information about ordering a death certificate. We've been selling this information in book form for some time, but have decided to make it available free to all our cousins researching our Arkansas ancestors. Click here to see details about the books.

Remember, just like in horseshoes and nuclear war, "close" counts when it comes to spelling.

Faulkner County Death Record Index 1914-1923

Faulkner County Death Record Index 1924-1933

Faulkner County Death Record Index 1934-1940

Faulkner County Death Record Index 1941-1948
 


Faulkner County was created: 12 April 1873.
Parent Counties: Conway, Pulaski.
County Boundary Changes: Boundary defined 7 December 1875.
County Records: In 1906, J.H. Hartje reported the records complete despite a courthouse fire; the records were stored in a fire-proof vault. Note: I, Desmond Walls Allen, personally climbed into the courthouse Dumpster in the mid-1980s and fished out many of the loose probate packets that had been dumped in with the Kentucky Fried Chicken boxes, etc., from the sheriff's department's lunch. Three of us dried the records in my momma's microwave oven, arranged them in folders, took them to be microfilmed at the Arkansas History Commission, then placed the records in the University of Central Arkansas' Archives in Torreyson Library in Conway. Some of the other county records are now stored in what used to be the old jail.

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