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County Resources, Sevier County

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Sevier County, Arkansas, United States Census of 1860, and Marriage Book Two, April 1853 through June 1865
By Bobbie Jones McLane and Capitola Glazner, ISBN 978-929604-06-0, 149 pages, $19.00

Originally published in 1967, this compilation is just as valuable today as it was then. Households for 1860 are arranged in enumeration order with a surname index, and the marriages are listed by grooms' names with a bride index.

Sevier County, Arkansas, Cemetery Records
By Joy Webb Raper, ISBN 1-56546-195-9, 173 pages, $25.00
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At last! A county-wide listing of the dead folks from Sevier County. Joy Webb Raper collected all the available information from cemetery inventories and has compiled a wonderful alphabetical listing of nearly 11,000 names in 72 cemeteries. These records cover all the early burials - a description of the cemeteries tells what time periods are included. If you have Sevier County relatives, this book will help you unpuzzle your family.

Now it's available in .PDF format - save space on your shelf and search more quickly. Click the PayPal button below to order your electronic copy. ISBN 978-1-56546-556-5, 175 pages, $14.95


Arkansas Land Patents: Sevier County
ISBN 1-56546-050-2, 86 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 Howard, Little River, Polk, and Sevier Counties
ISBN 0-941765-68-7, 36 pp, 1,323 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: Hempstead, Howard, Montgomery, Nevada, Pike, Polk, and Sevier Counties
Compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, ISBN 1-56546-277-7, 138 pages, $23.00
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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 978-1-56546-542-8, $8.95


Index to Arkansas' World War I Soldiers from Howard, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, and Sevier Counties
ISBN 1-56546-247-5, 72 pages, $15.00

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FREE Sevier 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.

Sevier County Death Record Index 1914-1923

Sevier County Death Record Index 1924-1933

Sevier County Death Record Index 1934-1940

Sevier County Death Record Index 1941-1948


Sevier County was created: 17 October 1828.
Parent Counties: Hempstead, Miller (Old).
Progeny Counties: Howard 1873, Little River 1867, Polk 1844.
County Boundary Changes: Boundaries defined 8 November 1833, line with Pike defined 15 November 1833, SE boundary defined 29 October 1836, line with Howard defined 17 April 1873, and changed with Howard 15 March 1895.
County Records: Records appear to be extant.

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