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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' [[Cross County, Arkansas|Cross County]]<br>[[Image:Casqui Parkin Site HROE 2009 01 (2).jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>
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Guide to '''Cross County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br><br>
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Guide to '''Cross County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  November 15,  1862
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|county seat= Wynne
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|parent county= [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]], [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]], and [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]]
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|county2= [[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]]
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|county3= [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]]
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|county4= [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]
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|county5= [[Woodruff County, Arkansas Genealogy|Woodruff]]</br><center>[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[[Image:Casqui Parkin Site HROE 2009 01 (2).jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Casqui province capital, the Parkin Archeological State Park, circa 1539 by Herb Roe, Cross CO., Arkansas</center>]]
 
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== County Information ==
  
<br><br><br><br>{{DCARbutton}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
 
 
| county = Cross County
 
 
 
| county_map = Ar-cross.png
 
 
 
| state = Arkansas
 
 
 
| state_map = Arkansas.png
 
 
 
| founded year = 1862
 
 
 
| founded date = November 15
 
 
 
| seat wl = Wynne
 
 
 
| building image = ArkansasCrossCourthouse.jpg
 
 
 
| building address = [http://crosscountyar.org/ Cross County Courthouse]<br>705 Union Ave E #8; <br>Wynne, AR 72396<br>Phone: 870.238.5735 <br>
 
  
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The county was named for the Confederate Colonel David C. Cross.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/cross/</ref> It is located in the northeast of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cross County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_County,_Arkansas.</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Cross}}
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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'''Cross County Courthouse'''<br>705 Union Ave E #8; <br>Wynne, AR 72396<br>Phone: 870.238.5735<br>[http://crosscountyar.org/ Cross County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1863, tax and county court records from 1865; <Br>Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1865; <br>Chancery Circuit Clerk has divorce records from 1866; <br>County Historical Society has newspapers from 1935, cemetery records and family histories.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
[http://crosscountyar.org/ Cross County Courthouse]<br>705 Union Ave E #8; <br>Wynne, AR 72396<br>Phone: 870.238.5735 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1863, tax and county court records from 1865; Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1865; Chancery Circuit Clerk has divorce records from 1866; County Historical Society has newspapers from 1935, cemetery records and family histories.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>
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=== Cross County, Arkansas ===
 
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{{AR Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cross County, Arkansas. Page 67 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 65.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 
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==== Government and Related Websites  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Cross County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
 
| width="60%" | Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
 
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Cross.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
 
| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
 
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Cross}}
=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
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*'''1862--'''Cross County was created 15 November 1862&nbsp;from [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]], [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]], and [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]&nbsp; Counties.
 
*'''1862--'''Cross County was created 15 November 1862&nbsp;from [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]], [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]], and [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]&nbsp; Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Wynne<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
'''County seat:''' Wynne <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
  
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://arkansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,037,c,cross.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cross County, Arkansas " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_County,_Arkansas accessed 3 September 2018.</ref>
  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Valley,_Arkansas Cherry Valley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Ridge,_Arkansas Hickory Ridge]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkin,_Arkansas Parkin]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynne,_Arkansas Wynne (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levesque,_Arkansas Levesque]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist,_Arkansas Twist]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittsburg,_Arkansas Wittsburg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanndale,_Arkansas Vanndale]</div>
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* Bedford
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* Ellis</div>
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* Fair Oaks
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* Hickory Ridge
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* Mitchell
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
 
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Cross}}
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
 
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
 
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Cross, Wittsburg|place|disp=Wittsburg}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Cross, Wynne|place|disp=Wynne}}
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]]{{•}} [[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]]{{•}} [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]{{•}} [[Woodruff County, Arkansas Genealogy|Woodruff]]
 
<center>{{ARCross County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
 
 
 
==== History Timeline  ====
 
  
 
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Cross County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].  <ref>Richard L. Hartness Sr., ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=763&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 12, 2016), “Cross County.”</ref>
 
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Cross County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].  <ref>Richard L. Hartness Sr., ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=763&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 12, 2016), “Cross County.”</ref>
  
*1803 - The sparse population of the area consisted of French hunters, Cherokee, and a few English frontiersmen.  
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*1803 - The sparse population of the area consisted of French hunters, Cherokee, and a few English frontiersmen.
*1830s - The Cherokee were removed via the Trail of Tear and settlers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Missouri moved in.  
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*1830s - The Cherokee were removed via the Trail of Tear and settlers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Missouri moved in.
*1862 November 15 - The Arkansas General Assembly created Cross County.  
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*1862 November 15 - The Arkansas General Assembly created Cross County.
*1882 - The first railroad was completed across Cross County.  
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*1882 - The first railroad was completed across Cross County.
 
*1900-1927 - The growth of Vanndale and Wynne along the railroad balanced the decline of river cities such as Wittsburg. This transfer of population was increased by flooding in the river valley when the St. Francis River broke through its levees in 1912 and 1913, and especially in the Flood of 1927.
 
*1900-1927 - The growth of Vanndale and Wynne along the railroad balanced the decline of river cities such as Wittsburg. This transfer of population was increased by flooding in the river valley when the St. Francis River broke through its levees in 1912 and 1913, and especially in the Flood of 1927.
  
=== Genealogy Resources ===
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Cross}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro| Cross}}
  
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Cross County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
 
 
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Cross County</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cross, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
 
| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
 
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=111&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=7 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=111&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=nn Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/cross/ ARGenWeb]
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/cross/cross.html ARGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=111 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
 
  
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=7 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/cross.html Tombstone Project]  
  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/cross-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7  Arkansas Gravestones]
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchar.htm?q=Cross+County&form=extended&ul=%2Fcross%2F&t=ar&m=all&ps=10&fmt=long&wm=wrd&sp=1&sy=1&wf=0001&type=&GroupBySite=no&county=%2Fcross%2Fl USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/cross.htm Cemetery Records by Interment]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/cross.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcross/cemetery.htm ARGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|545814|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/cross/cross.htm RootsWeb]
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=cross%2C+Arkansas+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=111 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Arkansas&cemetery_county=cross&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
  
'''More cemetery lists'''  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Accessgenealogy]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392293&reqParentsLabel=Cross%2C%20Arkansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Cemeteries Arkansas Cemeteries]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Cross/cem/ Linkpendium]
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=== Census Records ===
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/cross/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
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{{Historical populations
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_County,_Arkansas#Demographics"Wikipedia.org".]  
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|1870 |3915
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|1880 |5050
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|1890 |7693
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|1900 |11051
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|1910 |14042
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|1920 |18579
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|1930 |25723
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|1940 |26046
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|1950 |24757
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|1960 |19551
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|1970 |19783
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|1980 |20434
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|1990 |19225
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|2000 |19526
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|2010 |17870
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=== Church Records ===
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Cross|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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{{AR Church Intro|Cross}}
**Also [[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index- [[Nebraska, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392293&reqParentsLabel=Cross%2C%20Arkansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Cross+county+Arkansas=Cross+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Cross}}
  
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Cross}}
  
*[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Cross}}
  
|}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Cross}}
  
{{AR Church Intro}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Court  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-KWR%3A353226301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1857-1943] Cross County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)- [[Arkansas Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
 
==== Guardianship  ====
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-KWR%3A353226301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1857-1943] Cross County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)  
 
 
**Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1863-1921; Administration settlements 1866-1911; Dockets 1874-1922; Probate case files 1898-1930; Probate record index 1866-1878; Probate records 1857-1887; Wills 1863-1943.
 
**Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1863-1921; Administration settlements 1866-1911; Dockets 1874-1922; Probate case files 1898-1930; Probate record index 1866-1878; Probate records 1857-1887; Wills 1863-1943.
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Cross}}
  
{{AR Land Intro}}  
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*''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas.'' 1890. Chicago, St. Louis : The Goodspeed Publishing Co.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/264042-biographical-and-historical-memoirs-of-eastern-arkansas-comprising-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-a-number-of-biographies-of-distinguished-citizens-of-the-same-a-brief-descriptive-history-of-each-of-the-counties?offset=6 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009567153 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/biographicalhist03good/page/n11/mode/2up Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|794220986|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''History of Cross County, Arkansas, 1955.'' 1955. By Robert W. Chowning. Wynne, Arkansas : Wynne Progress. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/117327-history-of-cross-county-arkansas-1955-a-narrative-historical-edition-preserving-the-record-of-the-growth-and-development-of-cross-county-arkansas-and-chronicling-the-genealogical-and-memorial-records-of-its-prominent-families-and-personag?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library] ; {{WorldCat|865865158|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Cross}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AR Cross County}}}}
  
{{AR History Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392293&reqParentsLabel=Cross%2C%20Arkansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
*Chowning, Robert W. ''History of Cross County, Arkansas, 1955&nbsp;: a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of Cross County, Arkansas, and chronicling the genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages''. Wynne, Arkansas&nbsp;: Wynne Progress, 1955.
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=== Migration ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE221371 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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{{AR Migration Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Cross}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index- [[Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 +
*'''1890-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2126715|Arkansas Confederate Soldier Home,1890-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Arkansas, Confederate Soldier Home Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 +
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Arkansas Confederate Pensions - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Cross}}
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Newspapers ===
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Cross}}
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
 
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Cross}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Cross}}
  
{{AR Newspapers|Cross}}<br>
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Cross}}
  
{{AR Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images- [[Arkansas Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-KWR%3A353226301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1857-1943] Cross County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)- [[Arkansas Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-KWR%3A353226301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1857-1943] Cross County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)  
 
 
**Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1863-1921; Administration settlements 1866-1911; Dockets 1874-1922; Probate case files 1898-1930; Probate record index 1866-1878; Probate records 1857-1887; Wills 1863-1943.
 
**Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1863-1921; Administration settlements 1866-1911; Dockets 1874-1922; Probate case files 1898-1930; Probate record index 1866-1878; Probate records 1857-1887; Wills 1863-1943.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
 
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{{AR Schools Intro|Cross}}
{{AR Tax Intro}}  
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Cross}}
  
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Cross}}
  
===== Birth =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Birth Intro|Cross}}
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Marriage Intro|Cross}}
  
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1779-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ar%2carkansas Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1863 - 1952''' - Cross County Marriage Books A-Z, A1-G1 Index 1863-1952 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki.''</ref>  
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Arkansas Church Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1865 - 1922''' - Cross County Marriage Books A-O Index 1865-1922 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiarkansasad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1863 - 1952''' - Cross County Marriage Books A-Z, A1-G1 Index 1863-1952 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki.''</ref>- [[Arkansas County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1865 - 1922''' - Cross County Marriage Books A-O Index 1865-1922 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiarkansasad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf]].</ref>
  
===== Death =====
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Death Intro|Cross}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Divorce Intro|Cross}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Voter Records ===
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*'''1868-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|3499874|Arkansas, County Voter Registration Records, 1868-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Arkansas, County Voter Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Record|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Cross}}
  
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=== Archives ===
|-
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{{AR Archives Intro|Cross}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Cross|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Cross+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=cross+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
 
| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
 
| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Cross}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Museums ===
 
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{{AR Museums Intro|Cross}}
{{WA Websites Intro}}
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== Societies ==
 
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{{AR Societies Intro|Cross}}
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcross/ ARGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/cross/crossobi.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/cross// Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/cross/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/cross-county/ StateofUS.com]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|}
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/cross/ genealogy.com]
 
| width="70%" | Cross County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.cross/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Cross County Message Board
 
|}
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{AR Websites Intro|Cross}}
  
<references />
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/cross/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/cross/crossobi.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/cross// Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/cross/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|194515|Arkansas|Cross}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
 +
== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Cross}}
  
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== References ==
 +
<references />
  
[[Category:Cross_County,_Arkansas]]
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{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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[[Category:Cross_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Revision as of 13:00, 19 August 2020

 

Guide to Cross County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Wynne
Organized: November 15, 1862
Parent County(s): Crittenden, Poinsett, and St. Francis[1]
Neighboring Counties
Crittenden  • Jackson  • Poinsett  • St. Francis  • Woodruff
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasCrossCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-cross.png
Adoption
Casqui province capital, the Parkin Archeological State Park, circa 1539 by Herb Roe, Cross CO., Arkansas

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for the Confederate Colonel David C. Cross.[2] It is located in the northeast of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Cross County Courthouse
705 Union Ave E #8;
Wynne, AR 72396
Phone: 870.238.5735
Cross County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1863, tax and county court records from 1865;
Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1865;
Chancery Circuit Clerk has divorce records from 1866;
County Historical Society has newspapers from 1935, cemetery records and family histories.[4]

Cross County, Arkansas[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1863 1914* 1865 1865 1863 1830
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships
  • Bedford
  • Brushy Lake
  • Coldwater
  • Ellis
  • Fair Oaks
  • Hickory Ridge
  • Mitchell
  • Searcy
  • Smith
  • Twist
  • Tyronza
  • Wynne


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Cross County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [8]

  • 1803 - The sparse population of the area consisted of French hunters, Cherokee, and a few English frontiersmen.
  • 1830s - The Cherokee were removed via the Trail of Tear and settlers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Missouri moved in.
  • 1862 November 15 - The Arkansas General Assembly created Cross County.
  • 1882 - The first railroad was completed across Cross County.
  • 1900-1927 - The growth of Vanndale and Wynne along the railroad balanced the decline of river cities such as Wittsburg. This transfer of population was increased by flooding in the river valley when the St. Francis River broke through its levees in 1912 and 1913, and especially in the Flood of 1927.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Cross, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 3,915
1880 5,050 29.0%
1890 7,693 52.3%
1900 11,051 43.7%
1910 14,042 27.1%
1920 18,579 32.3%
1930 25,723 38.5%
1940 26,046 1.3%
1950 24,757 −4.9%
1960 19,551 −21.0%
1970 19,783 1.2%
1980 20,434 3.3%
1990 19,225 −5.9%
2000 19,526 1.6%
2010 17,870 −8.5%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

  • Probate Records 1857-1943 Cross County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)- How to Use this Collection
    • Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1863-1921; Administration settlements 1866-1911; Dockets 1874-1922; Probate case files 1898-1930; Probate record index 1866-1878; Probate records 1857-1887; Wills 1863-1943.

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Cross County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Jackson CountyPoinsett CountyMississippi CountyCrittenden CountySt. Francis CountyWoodruff CountyAR CROSS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cross newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Birth Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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Mother's Maiden Name   Green check.png
Parent's Ages Green check.png  
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In 1877, a few county and city clerks[9] started keeping birth and death records.

In 1914, the state law required all county clerks to record births and forward them to the state.

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See also: • Arkansas Online Genealogy Records, • How to Find Arkansas Birth Records and • Arkansas Vital Records—Birth.

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Cross County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Arkansas Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Cross County. For state-wide library facilities, see Arkansas Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Cross County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Arkansas Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/cross/
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Cross County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_County,_Arkansas.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cross County, Arkansas. Page 67 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 65.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Cross County, Arkansas " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_County,_Arkansas accessed 3 September 2018.
  8. Richard L. Hartness Sr., The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=763&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 12, 2016), “Cross County.”
  9. such as Sebastian County (Fort Smith) and Pulaski County (Little Rock) (No entry in FamilySearch Catalog found for Pulaski County nor for Little Rock, Aug 2014)
  10. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  11. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.