Welcome To The
Izard County, Arkansas
Genealogical Homepage

Izard County, Arkansas, was created 27 October 1825 from Independence County, Territory of Arkansas. The earliest extant tax records are for 1829.

The first extant Izard County tax records after Arkansas statehood are for the year 1839. Much more information is included than in the territorial records. In addition to real property descriptions, poll tax and personal property tax are also shown. Personal property included livestock and slaves. The Izard Country courthouse burned in 1889 , destroying most of the county records. Researchers have been severely handicapped because of the loss, but one alternate source of information is the early tax records.


This page is a proud member of Bill Couch's Original Arkansas Genealogy Project.... We hope you'll find family and surnames here to help you in your search for ancestors.. Our aim is to always share freely, any information that we have and we will share with anyone interested enough to stop by to visit. No information may be copied for financial purposes unless you have the permssion of the owners of this website who are....
Jeri and J. Edgar Helms Fultz, with the able help of Jean Mayfield Cuevas
PLACES TO LOOK FOR YOUR FAMILY ARE:
 

    THE IZARD COUNTY HISTORIAN CONTENTS/INDEX

   Family charts with Surnames Index-  If you would like to add a family chart on this website, please    contact me and I will be happy to do so. bcouch@couchgenweb.com
    Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memiors   Index A  through Z
    Cemeteries of Izard County   
  Auby Roe Marchant Halbrook - (A tribute to a current life member)
       by Juanita Stowers - Descendants of W. B. "Wylie" Marchant"

    Newspaper articles by Oscar Taylor   telling about his life in Izard Co. in the late 1800s and early
         1900s the articles came out 1967-1970.
   Jeffrey Family link
   Come see our kin (and friends).. June Bug    
   The Langston Documents-  A gift from Ona Brown
   Langston Family Of Izard Co. Arkansas
  The Langstons in Our Family History  By Barbara J. Allen
   The Wiles Family of America
  The Families of Gary Wiles Cemetery list in Izard and Sharp counties.
   Sharp County website by Gary Wiles - Great links and information
   Izard County Obituaries
   A GOOD STORY  -  Where I was And What I saw During the Late War
            By Elihu C. Bechkam, Sergeant Co. K, 21st Ark.

A wonderful publication that is printed quarterly.. surnames, pictures, cemetery lists, Querys page. Dues $15.00 per year, includes 4 issues of the Historian, postage paid.A great bargain in the making here!!

We are happy to announce to IZARD COUNTY EMAIL LIST hosted by Jean Cuevas!

TO SUBSCRIBE:
    "ARIZARD-L. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Izard County, Arkansas.  Mailing address for postings is arizard-l@rootsweb.com. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to arizard-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or arizard-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode)."

   Go to the Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Home Page :
Many Izard, Independence ...and Sharp County Soldiers are listed here. Confederates, Shaver's 7th Regt. Units - the 38th Inf, 45th Cavalry and the 1st Battalion UNION Six months ARKANSAS Infantry - The 30th ARKANSAS Infantry.

NEW on the Civil War Page is the  21st Arkansas Infantry with Izard Co. Soldiers listed.
   The Trail of Tears Page and  Map
  Thomas J. Divine Civil War USA Letter     Donated by Jean Cuervas
   List of Ex-Confederate Pensions - 1912 Izard County -
    The Ambrose Jeffery Letters
   Read the Story of  JEHOIADA QUINCY JEFFERY, "SUSKA"In the Civil War -
   Mt Vernon School History
   History of Opposition Ravensden Area
   Liv Haughn,  The Civil War -  Jehordia Jeffery Ware and Web TV
   HISTORY OF THE J. J. SAMS FAMILY
   Historical Sketches of the White River Region.   Welcome to the Wolf House site.
   The J. J. Sam's Book
   The Hames - Montgomery Letters
   Descendents of Matthew Dixon index page
    SOME HISTORICAL AND OTHER SKETCHES     By Owen H. Dixon
    SILENT STRANGERS: WEST AFRICANS IN IZARD COUNTY By Dale Hanks - A great article  readers
    Wills of Izard County Families
   Surnames: from the Izard County Arkansas Tax Records - 1829-1866 -
   BOONE COUNTY ARKANSAS Mountain Meadows Massacre
   Some Black History from the White River Valley


   Arkansas/Missouri Timeline  From the Lawrence Co. email list - 6/10/2000
      Timeline for Parts of NE AR and SE MO

1803     Louisiana Purchase
1804     Orleans Territory and Louisiana Territory
1805     New Madrid Territory
1812     Cape Girardeau Territory
1813     Missouri Territory
1813     New Madrid County (1 of 5 originals in MO territory)
1815     Lawrence County (in MO territory)
1818     Wayne County (in MO territory)
1819     Arkansas Territory
1819     Lawrence County MO becomes Lawrence County AR territory
1821     Missouri statehood
1833     Ripley County MO (from Wayne Co Mo)
1835     Randolph County (in Arkansas territory)
1836     Arkansas statehood
1845     Oregon County MO created from Ripley Co MO

note: In some documents, these territories are often referred to as districts.

   TAXES  - PERSONAL PROPERTY IN LUNENBURG TOWNSHIP IZARD COUNTY, ARKANSAS -1890 
1814 ARKANSAS TERRITORY TAX LIST
1816 TERRITORY TAX LIST ARKANSAS COUNTY,  MISSOURI TERRITORY
1815 Tax List Lawrence County, Missouri Territory
1816 Tax List of Lawrence County
Officers of Lawrence County, Missouri Territory, 1815-1816

Thomas Baird has kindly volunteered to do lookups for Izard Co 1860 & 1870 Census.
1850 Census is now online
1850 Census Slave Schedule
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS- IZARD COUNTY ARKANSAS
  Arkansas Cemeteries list
  Izard County Townships and dates created
Izard County Officers from  formation 27 Oct 1825 until 1868
Fulton County officers from formation 21 Dec 1842 until 1968
Izard County Genealogy Books for Sale

MS TJ HARPER atTGVN10A@prodigy.comhas kindly volunteered to do lookups in the Publications listed on this page MS TJ Harper's resource Page

These are the surnames MS TJ Harper is currently researching:
LANGSTON, NATHAN J. one of the 5 sons of CALEB LANGSTON, D. 1800 UNION CO. S.C. and his wife ELIZABETH who married JAMES DARNELL and they came to NE ARK with the LANGSTON BOYS. I have done excellent research on the original families and will share what I have. OTHER LINES are BOOKOUT, WISEMA

PLEASE NOTE: There is now a searchable list of Land Records that can be found and sent for from this website!
FEDERAL LAND RECORDS FOR ARKANSAS  and The Bureau of Land Management Land Patents.

Desmond Walls Allen at Arkansas Research
Her Email address is: desmond@ipa.net

More Surnames from -
"Historical and Biographical Sketches Of The Early Settlement Of The Valley Of White River": Together With "A History of Izard County" - The Jeffery Historical Society Richmond Virginia April, 1973 - Reprint of A Series of Newspaper Accounts of the People and the Times in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas........... From 1800-1877 by .AC. Jeffery ------- Edited by Dale Hanks

  Izard County Stories and histories!.......  List of Brides from the JEFFERY FAMILY GENEALOGY
A GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JAMES JEFFERY OF ENGLAND
THE FALLING OUT By Dale Hanks P.O. Box 1031 Glen Allen, VA 23060

More Izard County Stories and Histories
Obituary of Jehoiada Jeffery - Jehola J. Sams - Old James Jeffery

Trenton McKenzie Harmon Family History
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