Series 17494
Cedar County (Utah). County Recorder Deeds

Dates: i 1857-1862.

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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

Deed entries in these volumes record the sale or transfer of property. By law, conveyances were not validated until entered by the county recorder. Two brands from 1859 are also recorded in the second volume following the deeds. The second half of the first volume contains the MINUTES of the County Court (series 17489); the second half of the second volume contains the MINUTES of the Probate Court (series 17493).

Entries in the first volume are primarily consecration deeds with an individual giving all property to Brigham Young, Trustee for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in consideration of the good will the donor has toward the LDS church. Other entries in the volume and in the second volume record land sales and mortgages which follow a similar pattern in the entry. The entry records the property description, names of the persons selling and buying, the amount, and signatures. There is a signed statement by the probate judge authorizing the transaction followed by the recorder's statement, signature, and date recorded. Two brands are registered as well at the end of the second volume.

The series ends with the dissolution of the county by the territorial legislature in January 1862.


Chronological by date recorded

Related Records

Minutes from Cedar County (Utah). County Court, Series 17489, is the series to which the second half of one volume belongs.

Minutes from Cedar County (Utah). Probate Court, Series 17493, is the minute book in which the second set of deeds, and two brands, is recorded.

Custody History

With the dissolution of Cedar County, the records were transferred to Utah County. Utah County transferred the records 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.

Processing Note

These volumes were microfilmed in 1958 by the Utah County Clerk's office. The series was processed by A.C. Cone in February 1996. The second reel was cut to remove CEDAR COUNTY PROBATE COURT MINUTES belonging to series 14793 and to remove the typed transcript for that while retaining the typed transcript for this series on a separate reel. The hard copy was transferred to the Archives in March 2003 by Utah County and this inventory updated. Since deeds were recorded in the minute books, hard copy should be sought under those series.

Indexing Terms

  • Real property—Utah—Cedar County.
  • Land titles—Registration and transfer—Utah—Cedar County.

Container List

1 1of series 17489 1of series 17489 1857, Jan 19-1858, Dec 28 [pp. 1-51 of County Court minute book]
2 1of series 17493 1of series 17493 1859, May 2-1862, Jan 18 [in first part of County Probate Court minute book]
3 1of series 17493 1of series 17493 typed transcript of reel 2

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.