About the Arkansas GenWeb Project
In April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Arkansas Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The ideas was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Arkansas, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
My name is Joann Gordon , and I am the person responsible for Perry
County, Arkansas. If you would like to constribute your information to
this page or would like to put up a page(s) of Perry County information,
please let me know.
Linking the World of Amateur Genealogists
This GenRing site is maintained by the
Webmaster of Perry County, Arkansas Homepage.
Next GenRing Page
I will forward this information on to him tonight on his great great grandfather
Thanks so much for the graves listed in Perry County. I got a lot of new info from your E-mail.
I really appreciated your help.
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Arkansas Archives Family Groupsheet Project - This project is for you to use to submit your family groupsheets to the Arkansas Archives. While you're at it, email me a copy and I'll be glad to add it to the Perry County Page! VERY easy to do!!
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Social Security Index
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Life Histories - Histories of the Depression Era - Check out their
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The following is taken from the Living the Times...1776-1976 A Bicentennial Tribute to Perry County compiled by the Heritage Committee of Perry County.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF PERRY COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Perry County was formed in 1840 from Conway County. It was named in honor of Commodore Perry, hero of a naval battle on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. In the act of creating Perry County, the temporary seat of justice was in the home of John L. Houston. But early in 1841, Mr. Houston and another citizen by the name of John Greathouse, agreed to donate land on which to build a courthouse. The agreement was made with the stilpulation that Perryville be made the permanent county seat.
The first structure to be used as a courthouse was erected soon after. It was a sixteen foot square log building and served as the county's seat of justice until 1848, when it was burned during a vendetta between two local families. All early records were lost in the fire, making it impossible to give full details concerning organization of early county government. Another log building was put up immediately to replace the first. This log structure was still standing in 1889. The two buildings stood on the site of Old Perryville, which was located about one mile closer to the Fourche River than the present town.
In these early years the juries deliberated outside, if the weather was good, hidden by bushes. Money was scarce and fur pelts were of established value. Furs were often used to pay fines, the same as they were for other debts.
In 1860 material for a new , more suitable courthouse was on the ground for the building, but the Civil War loomed on the horizon, and the lumber was left to rot and ruin. It was not until 1872 that work was begun on another courthouse on land donated by J.L. Matthews. In May of 1874, this building burned to the ground. After another courthouse was built and also burned, along with the records, in 1881, a brick building was erected on the public square in 1888, at a cost of $4,000, much of which was contributed by private citizens. This building, with added wings, stands today.
|Surname||First Generation||Years||Birth Place||End State||
|MOORE||George W.||m. 1858||.||Ark||Sources|
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