Ancestry.com. Western Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.Original data: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas. Chicago, IL, USA: Southern Publishing, 1891.
This large database is a history of western Arkansas and a collection of biographies of persons in that area. It covers the time from the arrival of European explorers to about 1885. A wide range of information is contained within the work, including lists elected officials, genealogies, and the economic foundations of some communities. The biographies are rich in detail and are helpful in tracing lines of descent.