The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas ; Yell, Pope, Johnson, Logan, Scott, Polk, Montgomery, and Conway CountiesBook - 1978
Published by: Goodspeed Publishing Company, Orig. Pub. 1891, Reprinted 2017, 576 pages, New Index, ISBN #0-89308-084-5.
This book is divided into two main sections. The first talks about or discusses the early history of each county in the western portion of the state. While the second section is devoted to Biographical Sketches of approximately 800 individuals and 3,200 other families listed in these sketches. Most of these sketches cover a family for several generations and considering the original publishion date of this book was back in 1891, many of these sketches can take the researcher back into the mid 1700's. Counties covered are: Conway, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Pope, Scott, and Yell.
In this volume the History of Conway County, AR plus the Biographical Sketches of the county were included too. In the original 1891 edition Conway was left out but SHP, inc. with the help of some very knowledgeable librarians have located and included Goodspeeds left out county. A new index was completed for this section also. So please be aware that there are two indexes in this book to cover the original section plus the new section that covers Conway County, AR