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The History of Western Arkansas.


By: Goodspeed Publishing Company, Pub. 1891, Reprinted 2017, 576 pages, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-084-5.

This is probably one of the MOST VALUABLE set of books ever published on Arkansas Families.  There are 7 volumes to the set, of which all have been reprinted by SHP, inc. with a NEW FULL NAME INDEX at one point in time.  This book is broken into two main sections.  The first is devoted to the history of the counties, while the second section contains biographical sketches of some 800 individuals and genealogical data of some 1,250 other families/individuals for the following counties:  Conway, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Pope, Scott and Yell.  The New Index that was prepared for this reprint edition contains the names of over 12,000 individuals.  Many of these biographical sketches of these early pioneers date well back into the early to mid 1700’s.

In this volume the History of Conway County, AR plus the Biographical Sketches of the county were included too.  In the original 1891 edition Conway was left out but SHP, inc. with the help of some very knowledgeable librarians have located and included Goodspeeds left out  county.  A new index was completed for this section also.   So please be aware that there are two indexes in this book to cover the original section plus the new section that covers Conway County, AR.