Series 17493
Cedar County (Utah). Probate Court Minutes

Dates: i 1859-1862.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This minute book records the actions of the county probate court in civil, criminal, and probate matters. The volume includes procedures for the court, financial claims presented for court business, and juror lists. Proceedings covered include probate cases for estates and guardianship; civil cases such as debt collection and divorce; chancery cases such as foreclosures and attachments; and criminal cases such as horse theft. Grand jury indictments are discussed. The probate judge solemnizes some marriages which are recorded in the minutes. Occasional grants of herd grounds and timber rights, more commonly present in the COUNTY COURT MINUTES, are also recorded.

Cedar County was dissolved by the legislature in January 1862 with its territory divided between Tooele and Utah counties. The Probate Judge signed a statement swearing that the foregoing minutes were an accurate record of the county on 25 January 1862.


Chronological by date of meeting

Related Records

Minutes from Cedar County (Utah). County Court, Series 17489, contains more applications for herd grounds and timber rights.

Deeds from Cedar County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 17494, is the series to which the deeds that appear at the front of this minute volume pertain.

Custody History

When Cedar County was dissolved, the records were transferred to Utah County. They were transferred from Utah County to the State Archives in March 2003.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Cedar County was created in 1856, but it is unknown if Probate Court Minutes existed prior to 1859.

Processing Note

This volume was microfilmed in 1958 by the Utah County Clerk's office. The series was processed by A.C. Cone in February 1996. The reel was cut to remove DEEDS belonging to series 14794 and to remove the transcripts for both series from the end to place in proper order. Hard copy was transferred to the State Archives by Utah County in March 2003 and this inventory updated.

Indexing Terms

  • County Courts—Utah—Cedar County.
  • Court records—Utah—Cedar County.
  • Costs (Law)—Utah—Cedar County.
  • Civil procedure—Utah—Cedar County.
  • Probate law and practices—Utah—Cedar County.
  • Grand jury—Utah—Cedar County.

Container List

1 1 1 1859, Jan 31-1862, Jan 25
2 2 2 Typed transcript of same

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.