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County Resources, Fulton County

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Fulton County, Arkansas, Marriage Records, 1887-1925
By Emily Tucker, ISBN 1-56546-165-7, 99 pages, $19.00

This volume contains one alphabetical listing, by both bride and groom, of all the marriages recorded in Fulton County between 1887 and 1925. Information listed includes the names of both parties, their ages (when given in the record), date of marriage, and book and page citation to the original records.

Fulton County, Arkansas, Folks 1890-1893
By Desmond Walls Allen and Henryetta Walls Vanaman, ISBN 0-941765-11-3, 137 pages, $18.00

This volume began as a part of Arkansas Genealogical Society's 1890 census reconstruction project. It lists 3,480 names from the 1893 Voters' List, Delinquent Personal Property Tax Books, Justice Court Books, and Indictment Records.

Index to the Tract Books for Fulton County, Arkansas
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 0-941765-08-3, 83 pages, $14.00

This book lists 4,078 individuals who acquired land from the Federal government from earliest times through 1930 for present day area of Fulton Co. The year of acquisition and land description is given with information about ordering additional material.

Fulton County, Arkansas, Tax Records 1849-1868
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 0-941765-26-1, 104 pages, $15.00

These tax records form a valuable substitute for burned county records. Taxpayers' names, estates, non-residents, administrators, real estate descriptions, & poll taxes are listed. Parts of present-day Marion, Baxter, Lawrence; Izard Counties were included in early Fulton County.


Arkansas Land Patents: Fulton County
ISBN 1-56546-019-7, 97 pages, $14.00

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 Fulton, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Randolph and Sharp Counties
ISBN 0-941765-59-8, 44 pp, 1,849 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: Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Stone Counties
Compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 1-56546-280-7, 89 pages, $16.00
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Or buy this book in .pdf with electronic delivery (no shipping), ISBN 978-1-56546-545-9, $8.95


Index to Arkansas' World War I Soldiers from Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy, Stone, and Van Buren Counties
ISBN 1-56546-236-X, 69 pages, $15.00

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FREE Fulton 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.

Fulton County Death Record Index 1914-1923

Fulton County Death Record Index 1924-1933

Fulton County Death Record Index 1934-1940

Fulton County Death Record Index 1941-1948


Fulton County was created: 21 December 1842.
Parent County: Izard.
Progeny County: Baxter 1873.
County Boundary Changes: Part annexed to Marion and part of Lawrence attached 18 January 1855, lines with Baxter and Izard defined 16 February 1875.
County Records: Material from the Arkansas History Commission indicates a fire in 1870 destroyed most county records.

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