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County Resources, Logan County

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Marriage Records of Logan County, Arkansas, 1877-1924
By Emily Tucker, ISBN 1-56546-301-3, 209 pages, $27.00
Marriage records are one of the most important sources available to genealogists. This compilation for Logan County covers the earliest extant records (fall 1877 after the courthouse fire) through 1924. Nearly 10,000 marriages are listed in this wonderful book. The data are arranged in one alphabetical list, including full information with the groom's name and a cross-referece with the bride's name. Information includes the names, ages, residences, marriage dates, officiants, bondsmans names, record citation, and notes about permission slips, etc. The compiler, a resident of Salt Lake City, worked from microfilm at the Family History Library to create this great resource for Logan County researchers.
Logan County, Arkansas, Census of 1880
By Bill Hanks and Bobbie Jones McLane, ISBN 978-0-929604-31-2, 483 pages, $32.50
Thereís nothing like having a census transcription in hand (and in print) to do a thorough search of your ancestorís community. Yes, you can use census records online, but are you certain you checked all the spelling variations? If you have Logan County folks, you need this book to supplement your research.
1890 Tax Book (Reconstructed 1890 Census) Logan County, Arkansas
By Bill Hanks and Bobbie Jones McLane, ISBN 978-0-929604-42-8, 124 pages, $15.00
This book, originally published in 1987, lists all the taxpayers in Logan County in 1890. It lists names, land descriptions, school district numbers, number of acres, and value. This serves as a substitute for the missing 1890 federal census schedules.

Arkansas Land Patents: Logan County
ISBN 1-56546-033-2, 89 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 Johnson, Logan, Perry, Pope, Scott and Yell Counties
ISBN 0-941765-61-X, 46 pp, 1,916 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: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Scott, Sebastian, and Yell Counties
Compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 1-56546-279-3, 145 pages, $24.00
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Or buy this book in .pdf with electronic delivery (no shipping), ISBN 978-1-56546-544-2, $8.95


Index to Arkansas' World War I Soldiers from Logan, Scott, and Yell Counties
ISBN 1-56546-248-3, 58 pages, $15.00

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

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FREE Logan 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.

Logan County Death Record Index 1914-1923

Logan County Death Record Index 1924-1933

Logan County Death Record Index 1934-1940

Logan County Death Record Index 1941-1948


Logan County was created: 22 March 1871.
Note: created as Sarber Co., name changed to Logan 14 December 1875.
Parent Counties: Franklin, Johnson, Scott, Yell.
County Boundary Changes: Line with Scott changed 21 March 1881 and 2 March 1903.
County Records: In 1906, Henry Stroup reported all records from county formation to 1878 destroyed by fire.

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