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Arkansas Blacksheep Ancestors

Arkansas Prisons & Convicts

Arkansas State Penitentiary Records 1880 Census
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Arkansas State Penitentiary Prisoners

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Arkansas State Penitentiary 1915 - 1937

Arkansas state Pen records 1918-1970
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Pulaski County 1930

Arkansas state pen records index for Pulaski County

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1930 Index of prisoners

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1930 Index of prisoners

Convict Camp - Fowler Mill Road, Petit Jean Township
1910 Index of Prisoners

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Jefferson County Penitentiary Records
List of inmates 1936-1938

Arkansas Outlaws & Criminals

Outlaws Tried at Fort Smith
In the 19th century, Indian Territory was home to not only law-abiding Indians, but also desperate criminals trying to hide out from U.S. law.

“Deacon” Jim Miller
Born in Arkansas in 1866, he was orphaned early and sent to live with his grandparents in Coryell County, Texas. When Miller was 8, his grandparents were murdered, and the boy was arrested for the crime.

John Selman
Born November 16, 1839, Madison County, Arkansas Died April 16, 1896, El Paso, Texas Worked as – Farmer, rancher, butcher, saloon owner, soldier, law officer, rustler, and gunman.

Arkansas Court Records

Fort Smith Arkansas 50,000 Court Case Files
Searchable NARA database. This series consists of criminal court cases, and contains such material as indictments, bills of information, arrest warrants, writs, subpoenas, appearance bonds, transcripts of proceedings before U.S. commissioners, orders, verdicts, judgments, sentencing orders, and appeal papers.
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Greene County Court Records
Various records for this county

Jefferson County, AR
Chancery court records

Mississippi County, AR
Partial index to probate administrators

Pope County Court Records
Chancery Book "B" Index -- 9/15/1856 through 9/18/1876

Scott County, Arkansas, Court Records
Indictment Book 1 (Partial list) 1881 - 1892. The names indexed were extracted from the time period July 1, 1889 through June 30, 1891. The list includes plaintiffs, defendants, etc.

White County Circuit Court Records
1854 - June 1855

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Court records are an often overlooked, yet very valuable tool for finding information to assist you in your research. Land records, such as deeds, allow you to tie an ancestor to a specific place at a point in time. Other court records like those dealing with finances and estates often list related family members or give interesting details like the total value of property owned by your ancestors to add interest to your family history.

Arkansas Executions

Executions at Fort Smith, 1873-1896
Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith, Arkansas

Executions in Arkansas
1820 - 1964

Perry County Arkansas Executions
Hanging of J.M. Armstrong, 1886

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