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Carroll County

Book Description:

Early days in Carroll County, AR, are recalled in this new 84-page booklet titled: Carroll County, Arkansas, USA. The spiral-bound booklet is a compilation of excerpts from two hard to find sources: the 1889 book, Northwest Arkansas History published by Goodspeed Publishing Company, and Arkansas: A Guide to the State, a 1941 product of the WPA Writer's Program. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Berryville (county seat), Carrollton, Fairview, Beaver, Eureka Springs, and Green Forest . Among the many subjects included are: Formation of the county; Early officials, ; Geographic features of the area, --mountains, streams, such as King's River and Long Creek, prairies, caves, mineral springs, minerals and timber; Indian Occupation; Early Settlers, such as William Sneed, John Boyd, Louis Russell, David Williams, John Alexander, Bruce Boyd, Robert Dawson, William Tabor, John Baker, Jesse White, William Walker and many others; Early Mills; Roads; The Regulators; Early Land Entries; Businesses; the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857 with names of survivors; County and municipal officers; County Buildings; Societies; Courts, with names of prosecuting attorneys and judges; Names of Grand Jury; Early murder cases; Pioneer life; Schools; Railroads; Mexican War; the Civil War -- Home Guards under Capt. H.B. Fancher; Regular Confederate Troops -- Company E, 16th Arkansas Infantry under Capt. W.S. Poynor, later under Lt. Col. J.M. Pittman; Company E., First Arkansas Cavalry under Capt. J.W. Bishop; Regular Federal Troops -- part of the 6th Missouri Cavalry; Company G of the First Regiment Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers under Capt. Rowan E.M. Mack; and company K under Dr. F. Youngblood; Federal encampments in the county and a skirmish near Yokum Creek; a Daring raid on bushwackers; Early court sessions; Schools and Churches; Banks, newspapers and businesses; , and other interesting bits of history. Individual Biographies which often shed light on the area and times as well as providing specific genealogical data, are included for: Andrew B. Adams, newspaper editor; W.E. Beatty, Wilson A. Beaver Sr. and son; Alvin S. Bobo, Joseph A. Bobo, Alfred Bradley, Joel Breeding, William Brown (of Webb and Brown), Bradley Bunch, John Carroll, John T. Champlin, D.F. Powell, Gov. Powell Clayton, William W. Collier, Archimedes Davis, Tilford Denton, Dr. J.O. Ducker, Thomas W. Fancher, J.C. Fraker, Timothy C. Freeman, Jesse W. Freeman, Philip B. Fry, John Gaskins, Dr. William P. George, Henry Glitsch, Robert J. Gray, William J. Hailey, John H. Hamilton, Wellington R. Hamilton, Dr. Jacob Ellis Harbert, Dr. William R. Hardesty, J.W. Hill, Kindred J. Hodge, Kimsey Hulsey, Dr. F.H. Hurd, Dr. William W. Johnston, R.H. Jones, Jerome E. Jones, Dr. John D. Jordan, James W. Kirkham, Joseph W. Lee, G.W. Martin, Edward Mitchell, William R. Mitchell, Dr. John H. Molloy, Spencer J. Morris, Flavius J.R. Neff, B.N. Nicholes, Leonard Nunnally, Judge Henry A. Pearce, Capt. Joseph Perry, William R. Phillips, F.A. Pickard, Joel Plumlee, Dr. John W. Poynor, Dr. George V. Poynor, Capt. William Poynor, Thompson Ramsey, Dr. Daniel F. Ray, E.R. Ray, Dr. William A. Reese, Willis Russell, Lawson Seitz, Hiram Shahan, Joseph Smith, William R. Sneed, Col. George W. Sweesy, Newton J. Temple, Capt. John Tobein, J.S. Vincent, John Watkins, O.W. Watkins, William M. Watkins, Richard Webb (of Webb and Brown), George Weymouth, Benjamin E. Woodruff, John I. Worthington, and Dr. George P. Young. The brief WPA excerpt primarily concerns Berryville and Eureka Springs. There is a small map of the Northwest area of Arkansas.

Carroll County, AR
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Cover of Carroll County History

Sources: History of Carroll County Arkansas; Northwest Arkansas History
Authors: Mary L. Geiffs
Original Publication Year: 1889
Original Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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