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Union County, Arkansas was formed in 1829 from portions of Hempstead County and Clark County. Bradley County, in 1840, and Ouachita County, in 1842, were formed from part of Union County. In 1848, a portion of Union, along with parts of Drew and Chicot Counties, formed Ashley County. The county seat of Union County is El Dorado.

This site is a proud  part of the USGenWeb Project. My name is Marie Rosenbaum Harvey and I welcome and encourage the contribution of Union County information and links for this site. Please email me if you would like to help.

"MARRIAGES OF UNION COUNTY , 1829 - 1870"as published in THE GENIE  1981 - Contributed by Coyal Gorman

Directory page is here . Every effort has been made for accuracy in transcription but since I am human there may be errors. If you think you have found a mistake, please send an e-mail to me ----- I have scanned pages at my fingertips and will double check.

The marriage records were found in "The Genie" published quarterly by the Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association, Inc.  in Shreveport, Louisiana. "The Genie" can be found at the Shreve Memorial Library Genealogy Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Details here.

Aaron Miller has generously allowed a large number of photos of old Union County life, families, etc to be posted on the web site honoring his grandparents, Margaret Hollingsworth Miller Borden and Aaron Dale Miller. These will be changed from time to time so interested folks will definitely need to "stay tuned"!!

Our thanks to Aaron for this contribution! Go here to see them.

Do Y ou Recognize Any of These Men from WW 2??? E-mail me if you do.

Back right standing may be Farmer Ballard - [email protected]

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Union County Archives

Arkansas Genweb Archives Page

Union County Message Board

I have finished a database of 19th century newspapers for Union Co., AR that are at the AR History Commission, and will do look-ups for people. Request need to have Union Co., AR Obit. Look-Up in Subject Line, will do two(2) look-ups at a time. Need to supply name & date of death, also. Will not do general surname look-ups. Tommy Carter

     The database consist of the following newspapers and dates:

The El Dorado Union, Saturday, 23 Sep 1848, & Saturday, 15 Sep 1849; two issues
The Democratic Union, Saturday, 23 Aug 1856; one issue
El Dorado Bulletin, Thursday, 9 May 1861; one issue
The Union Herald, Thursday, 25 Jun 1885, Thursday, 3 Nov 1887, and Thursday, 17 Nov 1887; three issues
Public Sentiment, Thursday, 5 Apr 1888 & Thursday, 19 Apr 1888; two issues
The El Dorado Eagle, Thursday's, 1877 - 1888, issues missing; but a very large portion of this paper exist.

Attention Quinn AR alumni !!!

There are some pictures from the 1930s showing students - most of whom are not identified.

If you think you can identify any of them please go look.

Arkansas Cherokee Research -Cherokee Indians - Arkansas Genealogy Family History.

Contributed by Bill and Tina Cribbs

Obituary Central - Obituary archive and obituary search engine directory
Obituary Links Page - State-by-state directory of obituary resources and archives.
GenealogyBuff.com - Surname research tool; searchable library of data files.


Emma Green

Robert Poole


A Letter written by a Union County Pioneer - 1850 - submitted by  Melissa Brown, who is a descendant.

Wedding Announcements from the past

Cemeteries Online

Photos of Arkansas Gravestones - A searchable fledgling database which needs your pictures of any gravestones you have.

Census     1860, 1870

Church - Year book for 1975 First Baptist Church - history and members - some family pictures. Will do lookups - Marie Harvey

Family Records

Gathrights of Union County - Thanks to Craig Gathright <[email protected]>

                 Note:  If you need to view the entire Gathright file, send me an e-mail.

John Montgomery Dill

Jimmie Dee "Buck" Robertson

Langford, King, Witherington

Henry Family

James Hogg, Sr. Family - pending

Columbus Harrison Gray

Gus Witherington Bio

Mitcham to Cooper Family

Terrell Families - Richard Gray and Jesse Hill

Henry Rober(in)son Family

Dollar family - contributed by Lori de Ravello
Amanda's marriage license, Elizabeth's marriage license, Mary A.'s marriage license and Nancy P.'s marriage license

Nelson family - contributed by Lori de Ravello - Elisha Nelson probate documents

Howard family - contributed by Lori de Ravello - D.T.'s marriage license, John B.'s marriage license, Joseph's to Howard marriage license, Josephine's marriage license, S. D.'s marriage license, Sarah Elizabeth's marriage license, William J.'s marriage license

White family - contributed by Lori de Ravello - J. C.'s marriage license,  J. M.'s marriage license,  James E.'s marriage license Jesse C.'s probate documents, Joseph C to Howard mrg. license ,  K. M.'s marriage license, William Clinton White's marriage license, Mary's marriage license.

Land Records










Resources and Lookups

State Vital Records

The Sheriff Guy Tucker - Parnell Brothers Feud Showdown at Sunset -1902- in El Dorado


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Last edited March 16, 2008

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