Welcome to the Madison County Genealogocial & Historical Society Website!

We welcome everyone interested in Madison County, Arkansas history & genealogy to the official site of the society. The Society hopes that this website will be of use to researchers who live away from Madison County by providing information about our resources and material available at our research library.

It has been a long time coming, but we are sure that you will agree that the wait was well worth it. The price by mail or ordering from our website is $30.00 plus $5.00 for postage. The book is 324 pages long; and has over 630 photos which have names. It has a full-name index. The cost of this book is $30 if picked up at the Society office on N. Gaskill St.

To order now, click on the Publications tab at the top of this page or click on the The Alabam Cemetery Book above the book picture to place your order either on line or by mail.

Volume 42, Spring 2023, Issue 1 of Madison County Musings released

The Spring issue of the Madison County Musings was mailed on April 17th. The cover features a photograph of a Sunday School group on White River at Saint Paul. The photograph was taken in the early 1900's. Many of the girls in the photograph are dressed in fancy dresses and hats.

In this issue, more memories from the Saint Paul area can be found in the Anderson-Hinkle Family History, an excerpt from a book written by Dora Mae (Anderson) Heckman, 1997.

This is the 165th issue of the Musings since the founding of the society and contains pages 1 - 58 of Volume 42.

Table of Contents - Musings, Volume 42, No. 1, Spring, 2023

Page No. article title author
1 Changes in Membership, Effective 2024 Musings Staff.
2 New Book Now Available: Alabam Cemetery Joy Russell and Dorothy Dyer
3 Anderson-Hinkle Family History (12 pages with pictures) Excerpts from a book written by Dora Mae (Anderson) Heckman, 1997.
15 Madison County's New Courthouse Built in 1939 (7 pages) The Madison County Record, June 12, 1939
22 Great-Grandfather's Feather Crown By Dorothy Roberts Dyer (contains photographs)
24 A Good Old Pioneer of Northwest Arkansas Gone to His Final Rest - Hiram B. Sumner The Arkansas Democrat, 26 October 1888 edition by James Hayden VanHoose
26 Delayed Birth Certificate Applications Madison County - for people born 1889, Part 6 Parts 1 & 2 were published by the Musings Staff in Vol. 41, No. 1 & 2. Part 3 in Summer 2022; Part 4 in Fall 2022. Part 5 in Winter 2022
33 Madison County Residents and Businesses, Part 6, R - S Wally Waits (date of article unknown) covering a period from 1830's - 1900
37 Biographical Sketch of Dr. Fredrick Youngblood, November 20, 1876 - February 24, 1956 By John T. Mitchell, February 20, 2021 (picture included)
39 Officer & membership listing for 1861 - Huntsville Chapter No. 20, Royal Arch Masons Musings Staff
41 In Memory of Orval Faubus By Bonnie Lou Salcido (picture included)
43 United Baptist Church, Clear Creek, Arkansas Copy of membership, etc. from the original church book and record
45 Early Obituaries Through 1949, Part #115 Musings Staff
51 Madison County Land Patents, Part 106 First private land owners of Madison County - from Federal Land Office

Check out updates to new society publications by clicking on "Society News" at the bottom of the website menu on the right. You can view the table of contents of all four of the latest issues of the Madison County Musings.

Placing Orders On-Line

You may place orders on line using the secure services of PayPal. Back issues of The Musings and our many other publications and books can be ordered by simply selecting the "Add to Cart" buttons found below each publication. Simply go to our Publications page by selecting "Publications" from the top of this page or select one of the books from the menu at the right. Your order will be sent by U.S. Mail.

If you do not want to place your order on line, click on the link below, print the order form, enter the items you wish to order, enclose your personal check or money order, and mail to the society at the address on the order form.

You can view a list of books for sale by clicking on the link below.

Originally published by Gloria Sisk in 1986 as part of the state and county Sesquicentennial celebration, this interesting book contains interviews with Madison County Residents and lots of historical information, 258 pages, indexed. This book has been out of print for years so get your copy while our supply lasts. The cost of this book is $15 if picked up at the Society office on N. Gaskill St.

You may also click on the Publications tab at the top of this page to place your order either on line or by mail. Cost by mail is $19.

Drakes Creek Area Cemeteries - Now Available!!

  1. The 12th book about Madison County Cemeteries is now available and ready for shipping.
  2. To view the cemeteries enumerated in this new volume and ordering information, click here.

Our Smith Family: The Descendants of Simeon Peter Smith I, Madison County Arkansas

  1. Also contains allied family information on the Lee, Weaver & Williams families;
  2. 246 pages, 23 photos; full name index; price is $25.00 (plus $4.50 if mailed. For Ordering information, click here.

When the Presbyterians Came to Kingston

We now have reprinted the book "When The Presbyterians Came to Kingston: Kingston Community Church 1917-1951", by Abby Burnett with Ellen Compton and John D. Little. It is 261 pages long and has 108 photos in it. The cost is $29.50 which includes shipping and handling.

"This book covers the history, construction and operation of the large two-storied Presbyterian Church and adjoining school which was built on Community Hill in Kingston in the mid-1920's. The first graduating class was in 1925. Later a hospital was operated in conjunction with this Church and other social programs were offered to the people of the area which would not have otherwise been available. Many of the available programs were supported by the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church (especially the Brick Church) in New York state. The book presents the many factors that led to the closing of the school and the destruction of the two-storied Presbyterian Church in the 1940's."

Click on the Publications tab at the top of this page to place your order either on line or by mail.

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