Jefferson County

1878 Jefferson County Arkansas Farmer’s Directory

We took the liberty of changing the abbreviations of first names (Jno, Geo, Chas etc.) to full spellings and also added alternate spellings to some of the surnames. We have transcribed this same directory for different states, and the enumerators seem to often use phonetic spellings. Names that seemed odd we checked out through census …

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Jefferson County from the 1854 Colton Railroad and Township Map

Jefferson County, Arkansas Genealogy and History

Jefferson County is one of the largest in Arkansas, and lies divided by the Arkansas River, within about fifty miles of its mouth in a direct line. Its happy distance from the Mississippi River, and its proximity to the capital, and surrounded as it is by Saline, Pulaski and Lonoke Counties on the north, with …

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Jefferson County, Arkansas Early Settlers

Under the French governors, Sanville ( 1699), Bienville (1701), Cadillar (1713), de L’Epinay (1716), Beinville (1718), Boisbriant, Perier (1725), Bienville (1732), Vaudreuil (1742), Keleric (1753) and D’Abbadie (1763), there seems not to have been so much settlement within the limits of Jefferson County, as during Spanish reign under Govs. Ulloa (1767), O’Reilly (1768), Unzaga (1770), …

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