I know you've either read or heard stories of people being swept backwards into time? Seems like this is what happened to you!! I am so proud of you. Arkansas is a BEAUTIFUL state and I absolutely LOVE it. And the people!!!! They make you feel as though you are wrapped in warm blankets.
Also I am amazed and glad that you found all that stuff. It gives me hope that the next time I go "home to Arkansas" I won't just "accept" the people's word that there aren't any records.
You go girl!