Drew County, Arkansas
Genealogy Research Material

Research Facilities

There is an active genealogical society ($25/yr includes annual historical publication), the Drew County Historical Society, 404 South Main Street, Monticello, AR 71655. There is an archive located at the Historical Museum, 404 South Main Street, Monticello, which has many old letters and other artifacts donated by members of the society, as well as books containing family histories and other research materials.

Bartholomew's Song is the history of the entire length of Bayou Bartholomew in southeast Arkansas and northeast Louisiana. It is over 600 pages long and contains 94 old photos. The first part, the historical section, describes the source, how the old Arkansas River once occupied the bayou bed, archeology, the colonial period, histories of early bayou settlements and nearby hill settlements, steamboating, overland travel, fords, ferries, bridges, floods, slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, sawmilling, agriculture, law and order, wild game, hunting, the bayou as recreational and cultural site, and ecological concerns. Part Two is family histories of the 64 people interviewed plus additional ones submitted by others. An index of names included in the book can be obtained by emailing Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey. Cost of the book is $45.00 (price includes shipping). Copies can be ordered from:

Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey
1054 Ozment Bluff
Wilmar, AR 71675

Old Times Not Forgotten: A History of Drew County by Rebecca DeArmond [Printed by Rose Publishing Co., Little Rock, AR] is still available for $22.00 (price includes shipping). Copies can be ordered from:

Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey
1054 Ozment Bluff
Wilmar, AR 71675

Some of the families mentioned as coming to Drew County are:

Bond
Breedlove
Bullock
Courtney
Farbridge
Gibson
Grubbs
Hammock
Herring
Jaggers
Jones
Martin
Peacock
Slaughter

For a full listing of surnames included in this book, please email Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey, and she'll be glad to assist.

This book has information about families and places in Drew County.


Researchers

Karen Groce / wgroce@wildblue.net.
I have the following books available on Drew County, and I would be willing to do lookups:

Old Times Not Forgotten: A History of Drew County
Drew County, Arkansas Cemetery Records, Second Edition
1850 U.S. Census, Drew County Arkansas


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Last updated 13 Apr 2010