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County Resources, Izard County

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Izard County, Arkansas, From the Beginning: Original Land Ownership Maps
By Roger Harvell, ISBN 1-56546-318-8, 71 pages, $16.00
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Roger Harvell, a talented commercial artist carefully researched the original owners of land in Izard County. Then he drew wonderfully detailed maps of each survey township, so researchers can see their ancestors' holdings as well as their proximity to others in the area. And he notes the years of the acquisitions. He describes his research methodology, offering suggestions for additional material. If you have Izard County folks, you'll love this book! Order your copy today.

1850 Izard County, Arkansas, Census
ISBN 0-941765-23-7, 162 pages, $22.00

In conjunction with Roger Harvell's book, we've reprinted an old book of ours that's long been out-of-print. This book contains images of the original 1850 census itself; it's not just a transcription. Even the slave schedules are included, and there's a surname index. Although there are online sources for census pages, it's nice to have a printed copy you can annotate and refer to while you're offline. Add this book to your library today.

Izard County, Arkansas, Tax Records 1829-1866
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 0-941765-88-1, 178 pages, $22.00

This book lists 12,000 entries from the early tax records with full names, years, poll tax, and land description. It's a valuable alternate source for burned courthouse records. Parts of present-day Fulton, Baxter, Carroll, Marion, Stone and Van Buren Counties are included.

Index to the Tract Books for Izard and Stone Counties in Arkansas
By Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 0-941765-01-6, 77 pages, $14.00

This is an index to over 5,000 people who acquired land from purchases, bounty land warrants, and homestead claims from earliest settlement through 1900. Full name, year of transaction, and land description are listed.

Arkansas Land Patents: Izard County
ISBN 1-56546-026-X, 106 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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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.)

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 Izard 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.

Izard County Death Record Index 1914-1923

Izard County Death Record Index 1924-1933

Izard County Death Record Index 1934-1940

Izard County Death Record Index 1941-1948


Izard County was created: 27 October 1825.
Parent County: Independence.
Progeny Counties: Baxter 1873, Carroll 1833, Fulton 1842, Marion 1836, Stone 1873, Van Buren 1833.
County Boundary Changes: W boundary extended 3 October 1827, part of Indian purchase added 22 October 1828, line with Independence defined 5 November 1831, S boundary defined 11 November 1833, line with Independence defined 21 February and 14 December 1838 and 21 December 1840, W boundary defined 24 December 1840, line with Baxter and Fulton defined 17 February 1875 and with Sharp 9 March 1877.
County Records: In 1906, W.K. Estes reported the loss of all records before April 11, 1869; information from the Arkansas History Commission indicates another fire in 1889 destroyed all county records. My (Desmond Walls Allen) relatives lived here, too, and were apparently more successful in getting rid of their indictment records.

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