CFA Public Land Records - Arkansas

We published two similar lists in previous issues. In CFA Newsletter #14, July 1999, page 27 we listed the Louisiana land. That article also has some explanation of the public land survey system. In CFA Quarterly #18, Summer 1999, there was a list of Wisconsin Land. All of this data is being taken from the General Land Office Automated Records Project CD's. Those who are online and are interested may visit their website and find the same data and also download graphic images of the actual land grant which sometimes contains useful information not on the CD. Their website is http://www.glorecords.blm.gov

The first land offices were set up in Arkansas Territory by 1820 at Little Rock and Polk Bayou. Over the years there were a total of about 13 different land offices with the greatest number being in 1850 when there were seven. They were at Batesville, Fayetteville, Helena, Johnson C.H., Little Rock and Washington. Our data base does not include them but these land records show a Chapman presence there as early as 1820.

With a map showing range and township lines one can plot the location of these land parcels. All of the ranges are measured from the fifth principal meridian. You can get a ball park fix on that meridian by drawing a line north and south along the western boundary of Poinsett and Cross Counties. Every thing east of that is range east and all west of that is range west. The data below lists the section first then the township and then the range. The base line for the Arkansas townships runs pretty much along a line drawn east and west on the boundary between Lee and Phillips County. It's just about a township south of the 35 parallel. Everything north of that will be a township north and all south of that will be a township south.

Note that in some cases there were several parcels involved in the grant and they are listed and described separately with the total acreage showing on only one parcel.

Similar lists are planned for the future. If you have questions or suggestions send them to CFA Data Central, POB 1586, Florissant, MO 63031-1586.


ABNER CHAPMAN Date: 1860/09/01
1819 1 NW Sec: 27 17S 6W Acres: 0.00
1819 2 N½NE Sec: 27 17S 6W Acres: 240.00
CHAMPAGNOLLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

ABNER G CHAPMAN Date: 1860/10/01
5528 1 SWSW Sec: 34 15S 20W Acres: 0.00
5528 2 NWNW Sec: 3 16S 20W Acres: 80.00
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

AMOS CHAPMAN Date: 1855/03/01
1440 1 SWNW Sec: 7 12N 5W Acres: 45.36
ARKANSAS Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: MILITARY WARRANT
Warrant for: AMOS CHAPMAN

AMOS CHAPMAN Date: 1820/11/27
3072 1 SW Sec: 10 6N 12W Acres: 160.00
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE
Remarks: CANCELED DOCUMENT

ANDREW B CHAPMAN Date: 1860/10/01
2756 1 N½NW Sec: 2 10N 11W Acres: 101.49
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

ANDREW B CHAPMAN Date: 1857/09/01
3516 1 E½SE Sec: 22 10N 10W Acres: 0.00
3516 2 SWSW Sec: 23 10N 10W Acres: 120.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

ANDREW CHAPMAN Date: 1905/11/24
4591 1 E½NE Sec: 19 9S 6W Acres: 80.00
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

ANDREW B CHAPMAN Date: 1860/05/01
6636 1 NWSW Sec: 23 10N 10W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

CALEB P CHAPMAN Date: 1844/08/01
4805 1 SENE Sec: 26 16N 31W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

CALEB P CHAPMAN Date: 1838/08/20
6153 1 NENE Sec: 26 16N 31W Acres: 40.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD
Remarks: WIDOW OF MILES C CHAPMAN

CHARITY CHAPMAN Date: 1901/05/08
5172 1 SWNE Sec: 22 19N 29W Acres: 40.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

CHARLES A CHAPMAN Date: 1900/01/27
0269 1 S½NE Sec: 31 20N 19W Acres: 80.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

CHARLES A CHAPMAN Date: 1890/09/26
1804 1 N½NE Sec: 31 20N 19W Acres: 80.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

CHARLES T CHAPMAN Date: 1902/01/17
3982 1 NENE Sec: 24 19N 5W Acres: 0.00
3982 2 N½NW Sec: 19 19N 4W Acres: 0.00
3982 3 NWNE Sec: 19 19N 4W Acres: 166.22
ARKANSAS Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: MILITARY WARRANT
Warrant for: CHARLES CHAPMAN

CHARLES CHAPMAN Date: 1820/11/27
7300 1 NE Sec: 31 7N 15W Acres: 160.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD
Remarks: ADD APLN #6825

CHRISTOPHER C CHAPMAN Date: 1878/11/30
2959 1 S½NW Sec: 27 5N 3E Acres: 0.00
2959 2 SWNE Sec: 17 4S 16W Acres: 0.00
2959 3 NWNW Sec: 17 4S 16W Acres: 160.00
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

DANIEL J CHAPMAN Date: 1850/10/01
0426 1 SWNW Sec: 28 14N 2W Acres: 40.00
2286 1 SWNE Sec: 28 14N 2W Acres: 40.00
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

DANIEL J CHAPMAN Date: 1844/09/10
2497 1 E½NW Sec: 28 14N 2W Acres: 80.00
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE
Remarks: SOUTH OF WHITE RIVER

DANIEL J CHAPMAN Date: 1838/08/16
5259 1 NE Sec: 5 12N 5W Acres: 115.84
BATESVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

DAVID CHAPMAN Date: 1855/03/01
1188 1 NENW Sec: 1 11N 5W Acres: 42.67
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

DOUGLAS CHAPMAN Date: 1860/07/02
0081 1 NENW Sec: 25 6S 15W Acres: 0.00
0081 2 NWNE Sec: 25 6S 15W Acres: 80.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

DOUGLASS CHAPMAN Date: 1883/01/15
2163 1 SWSE Sec: 35 4S 17W Acres: 40.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

DOUGLASS CHAPMAN Date: 1860/10/01
4426 1 E½NE Sec: 25 6S 15W Acres: 0.00
4426 2 SWNE Sec: 25 6S 15W Acres: 0.00
4426 3 SENW Sec: 25 6S 15W Acres: 160.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

EDWARD CHAPMAN Date: 1894/09/07
5949 1 N½NW Sec: 13 6S 12W Acres: 80.00
CLARKSVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

ELIJAH CHAPMAN Date: 1855/03/01
6360 1 SENW Sec: 29 10N 31W Acres: 40.00
ARKANSAS Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: MILITARY WARRANT
Warrant for: ENOS CHAPMAN

ENOS CHAPMAN Date: 1838/08/23
7858 1 NW Sec: 32 7N 7W Acres: 160.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

GEORGE W CHAPMAN Date: 1883/01/15
2408 1 N½NE Sec: 15 6N 17W Acres: 80.00
DARDANELLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

GEORGE W CHAPMAN Date: 1885/11/30
3551 1 SESW Sec: 19 6N 28W Acres: 0.00
3551 2 NENW Sec: 30 6N 28W Acres: 0.00
3551 3 NWNE Sec: 30 6N 28W Acres: 120.10
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JACKSON P CHAPMAN Date: 1904/05/05
3029 1 NE Sec: 35 14N 22W Acres: 160.00
CHAMPAGNOLLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JAMES CHAPMAN Date: 1859/07/01
0359 1 W½NW Sec: 35 17S 6W Acres: 0.00
0359 2 W½SW Sec: 26 17S 6W Acres: 0.00
0359 3 SESE Sec: 27 17S 6W Acres: 0.00
0359 4 NENE Sec: 34 17S 6W Acres: 240.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JAMES CHAPMAN Date: 1901/02/20
0852 1 SENW Sec: 12 19N 24W Acres: 0.00
0852 2 NESW Sec: 12 19N 24W Acres: 80.00
CHAMPAGNOLLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JAMES CHAPMAN Date: 1860/09/01
1526 1 E½SW Sec: 26 17S 6W Acres: 80.00
1676 1 E½NW Sec: 35 17S 6W Acres: 80.00
WASHINGTON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JAMES E CHAPMAN Date: 1861/02/01
2538 1 NWSW Sec: 8 17S 26W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JAMES CHAPMAN Date: 1839/09/20
2802 1 NWNE Sec: 28 15N 30W Acres: 40.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JAMES E CHAPMAN Date: 1895/01/02
3104 1 NWNE Sec: 18 12S 32W Acres: 0.00
3104 2 NENW Sec: 18 12S 32W Acres: 80.00
WASHINGTON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JAMES E CHAPMAN Date: 1861/05/01
3448 1 W½SW Sec: 9 17S 26W Acres: 80.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JAMES H CHAPMAN Date: 1894/05/04
4722 1 SW Sec: 6 3S 32W Acres: 113.20
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JOHN B CHAPMAN Date: 1886/03/30
0664 1 NWNE Sec: 3 17N 13W Acres: 0.00
0664 2 NENW Sec: 3 17N 13W Acres: 0.00
0664 3 SESW Sec: 34 18N 13W Acres: 0.00
0664 4 SWSE Sec: 34 18N 13W Acres: 160.48
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JOHN W CHAPMAN Date: 1888/07/23
1014 1 W½NW Sec: 11 5S 17W Acres: 80.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JOHN CHAPMAN Date: 1896/04/27
3187 1 SESE Sec: 22 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
3187 2 NWSW Sec: 23 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
3187 3 SWNW Sec: 23 1S 26W Acres: 120.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

JOHN P CHAPMAN Date: 1875/06/01
3393 1 N½SW Sec: 22 1S 26W Acres: 80.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JOHN P CHAPMAN Date: 1889/08/03
6460 1 SENW Sec: 22 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
6460 2 SWNW Sec: 26 1S 26W Acres: 80.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JOHN P CHAPMAN Date: 1881/02/17
6871 1 SWSW Sec: 23 1S 26W Acres: 40.00
6996 1 SWNW Sec: 22 1S 26W Acres: 40.00
WASHINGTON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

JOSEPH CHAPMAN Date: 1856/05/01
6175 1 NWNW Sec: 20 10S 23W Acres: 40.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

LUCIEN B CHAPMAN Date: 1904/12/31
6734 1 NWNE Sec: 2 17N 13W Acres: 0.00
6734 2 SWNE Sec: 35 18N 13W Acres: 0.00
6734 3 W½SE Sec: 35 18N 13W Acres: 160.26
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

MARY CHAPMAN Date: 1877/12/10
1741 1 NENE Sec: 27 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
1741 2 SWNE Sec: 27 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
1741 3 SWSE Sec: 22 1S 26W Acres: 120.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

MATTIE CHAPMAN Date: 1893/12/28
3024 1 NW Sec: 5 18S 6W Acres: 157.84
ARKANSAS Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: MILITARY WARRANT
Warrant for: MOSES CHAPMAN

MOSES CHAPMAN Date: 1821/03/06
2977 1 NE Sec: 7 10N 4E Acres: 160.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

PETER CHAPMAN Date: 1905/09/21
3778 1 S½SE Sec: 19 1S 25W Acres: 0.00
3778 2 N½NE Sec: 30 1S 25W Acres: 160.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

PLEASANT F CHAPMAN Date: 1849/09/01
6275 1 NWSW Sec: 22 15N 30W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

PLEASANT F CHAPMAN Date: 1857/08/01
7408 1 SESW Sec: 22 15N 30W Acres: 0.00
7408 2 SWSE Sec: 22 15N 30W Acres: 80.00
ARKANSAS Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: MILITARY WARRANT
Warrant for: JOHN CHAPMAN

POLLY CHAPMAN Date: 1820/11/27
7825 1 NE Sec: 36 6N 11W Acres: 160.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

PRUSIAN A CHAPMAN Date: 1902/10/11
6564 1 S½SW Sec: 9 14N 22W Acres: 80.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

REBECCA CHAPMAN Date: 1888/10/16
1621 1 SENW Sec: 28 20N 17W Acres: 40.00
3167 1 S½NE Sec: 29 20N 17W Acres: 80.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

REBECCA CHAPMAN Date: 1890/04/16
3672 1 SE Sec: 29 20N 17W Acres: 160.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

REBECCA CHAPMAN Date: 1888/10/16
3741 1 SWNW Sec: 28 20N 17W Acres: 40.00
LITTLE ROCK Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

SARAH CHAPMAN Date: 1895/05/03
2966 1 NE Sec: 4 6S 12W Acres: 130.52
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

SOLOMON CHAPMAN Date: 1894/10/10
0399 1 SESW Sec: 23 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
0399 2 N½NW Sec: 26 1S 26W Acres: 120.00
WASHINGTON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

SOLOMON CHAPMAN Date: 1860/07/02
3382 1 SENE Sec: 27 1S 26W Acres: 40.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

THOMAS N CHAPMAN Date: 1882/07/25
0288 1 SESE Sec: 27 1S 26W Acres: 40.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

THOMAS N CHAPMAN Date: 1875/06/01
3418 1 SESE Sec: 27 1S 26W Acres: 0.00
3418 2 SWSW Sec: 26 1S 26W Acres: 80.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

THOMAS E CHAPMAN Date: 1878/12/30
4019 1 N½SE Sec: 20 20N 24W Acres: 80.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

THOMAS N CHAPMAN Date: 1882/07/25
6516 1 NWSW Sec: 26 1S 26W Acres: 40.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

WILLIAM T CHAPMAN Date: 1900/04/09
0412 1 N½SE Sec: 23 20N 17W Acres: 0.00
0412 2 SESE Sec: 23 20N 17W Acres: 0.00
0412 3 NWSW Sec: 24 20N 17W Acres: 160.00
DARDANELLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

WILLIAM H CHAPMAN Date: 1901/06/18
2486 1 W½SW Sec: 2 11N 32W Acres: 80.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

WILLIAM H CHAPMAN Date: 1878/06/13
2976 1 SWSE Sec: 29 20N 24W Acres: 40.00
CAMDEN Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

WILLIAM M CHAPMAN Date: 1898/10/21
3402 1 S½SW Sec: 32 17S 6W Acres: 80.00
HARRISON Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: HOMESTEAD

WILLIAM L CHAPMAN Date: 1875/01/30
3894 1 W½SW Sec: 28 20N 17W Acres: 80.00
CHAMPAGNOLLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

WILLIAM C CHAPMAN Date: 1858/05/03
5869 1 SESE Sec: 11 14S 8W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

WILSON CHAPMAN Date: 1857/08/01
1205 1 NWNW Sec: 27 15N 30W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

WILSON CHAPMAN Date: 1839/09/20
2219 1 SENW Sec: 28 15N 30W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

WILSON CHAPMAN Date: 1843/03/10
4148 1 SWNE Sec: 28 15N 30W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE

WILSON CHAPMAN Date: 1857/08/01
7447 1 NENW Sec: 27 15N 30W Acres: 40.00
FAYETTEVILLE Land office; 5TH PRINCIPAL Meridian
Title authority: CASH ENTRY SALE


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