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Lonoke County, Arkansas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-429-2, 543 pages, $59.50
Click here to view a .pdf file of the Index for Vol. 1
The consuming passion of Tom Martinet's retirement years was the compilation of all the cemetery inscriptions in Lonoke County - and he accomplished it with the help of his friend, David Vernon Brannon! There are five volumes in the set and they contain over 2,300 pages and represent over 37,000 burials. That's a lot of dead folks. Are some of them your cousins? We've posted .pdf files of the indexes to all five volumes. If you're interested in African American heritage, skip right to volume 5.

We didn't re-key any of Tom's information; it's presented just as he did it. Tom ran into computer problems and his computer gave up the ghost about the time he did so we're working from printed pages because we don't have access to his database. The books have a few warts: the print isn't ideal and the pagination (one long string through the five-volume set) has some hairballs. But it's great stuff.

If you're serious about Lonoke County and want all five volumes, we're offering the set on one CD. See the entry below, past volume five.

The cemeteries included in volume 1 are: Austin, Bargar Family, Bass Family (abandoned), Butlerville (2 new & old), Camp Nelson CSA, Cochran Family (abandoned), Confederate CSA, Dunkard Brethren, Evans Family, Greenwood Baptist, Harper (abandoned), Hebron, Hutson Pioneer (abandoned), Lost, Magness Chapel, Monk, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Springs, Mt. Tabor, Old Austin, Plantation, Red Oak (abandoned), Rock Hill, Salem, Short, Shurley, & Sixteenth Section.


Lonoke County, Arkansas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 2
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-430-8, 569 pages, $59.50
Click here to view a .pdf file of the Index for Vol. 2
Cemeteries included in volume 2 are: Beard, Branch, Burris Branch, Concord, Fairview, Furlow, Glover, Hester/Hestir, Hicks, Howell, Jackson, King, Lost, New Hope, Oak Grove, Pat Howell, Pleasant Hill, Sylvania, Wall, Walters Chapel, Wattensaw, Whitley, & Withers Grave.
Lonoke County, Arkansas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 3
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-431-5, 469 pages, $55.50
Click here to view a .pdf file of the Index for Vol. 3
Cemeteries included in volume 3 are: Brownsville, Carlisle, Legate, Lonoke City, Old Carlisle, & Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Lonoke County, Arkansas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 4
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-432-2, 535 pages, $59.50
Click here to view a .pdf file of the Index for Vol. 4
Cemeteries included in volume 4 are: Coy, Faver, Flynn (Black & White), Hamilton, Hendrix, Howard Family, Keo, Mulberry, Ray Farm, Robinson, Tomberlin, Union Valley, Weedon, & Zion Methodist Church.
Lonoke County, Arkansas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 5
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-433-9, 192 pages, $28.50
Click here to view a .pdf file of the Index for Vol. 5
African American cemeteries included in volume 5 are: Austin Black, Bear Skin, Christian Church, Clear Lake, Cobb, Eagle Plantation, Eaglerest, Flynn Church, Geridge, Green Olive, Gumwood, Hickory Grove, Humnoke, LeGrande, Martin, Morris Chapel, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Zion, Neelum, New Hope Black, Old Austin Black, Pea Ridge, Pettus, Pleasant Valley, St. Matthews, Simmons, Springfield, Sullivan, Toltec, Tomberlin Black, & Walters Chapel Slave.
Lonoke County, Arkansas, Cemetery Inscriptions, Five Volumes on CD
By Tom C. Martinet, ISBN 978-1-56546-434-6, one CD, $39.95
We've put all five of Tom's Lonoke County Cemetery volumes on one CD. They're in Adobe's universal .pdf files. They're exactly the same as the books listed above, expertly collected and compiled by Tom Martinet and David Brannon - all 2,300 pages of information. We weren't able to run optical character recognition on the files, so they aren't searchable with Adobe Reader, but each book is indexed. (And you can view all five of those indexes by clicking on the links above with each book title.)Order your CD today!
Lonoke County, Arkansas, Wills, Books A and B, 1873-1913
By Tracey Converse, ISBN 1-56546-147-9, 61 pages, $15.00
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Information from the first two will books of Lonoke County are included in Tracey's book, but there's more... Tracey has added annotations from census, cemetery, marriage records, and more. This is a great resource and a must-have book for everyone interested in Lonoke County.

Arkansas Land Patents: Lonoke and Prairie Counties
ISBN 1-56546-034-0, 73 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 Jackson, Lonoke, Prairie, White and Woodruff Counties
ISBN 0-91765-63-6, 40 pp, 1,516 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: Lonoke and Prairie Counties
Compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 1-56546-265-3, 146 pages, $24.00
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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 978-1-56546-530-5, $8.95


Index to Arkansas' World War I Soldiers from Lonoke and Prairie Counties
ISBN 1-56546-258-0, 42 pages, $15.00

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

Click here to learn more about these records on our World War I page



FREE Lonoke 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.

Lonoke County Death Record Index 1914-1923

Lonoke County Death Record Index 1924-1933

Lonoke County Death Record Index 1934-1940

Lonoke County Death Record Index 1941-1948


Lonoke County was created: 16 April 1873.
Parent Counties: Prairie, Pulaski.
County Boundary Changes: Line with Prairie defined 30 November and 7 December 1875.
County Records: Records from county's formation appear to be extant.

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