Series 19802
Carson County (Utah) Records

Dates: 1855-1862.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains microfilm of various records from Carson County, along with indexes for those records. These materials were given to the Utah State Archives by the Nevada Archives. Carson County was initially organized in 1855 as part of Utah Territory; it became part of Nevada Territory in 1861. The volumes include record books, dockets, an account book, minute books, and their related indexes.

Many of the volumes are record books of the county recorder and document real estate deeds; mining, land, water and toll road claims; land and chattel transfers, sales, or mortgages; surveys, including plat maps of towns; and powers of attorney, agreements, and contracts. The occasional marriage or incorporation also may be recorded. Other volumes record the actions of the County Court which acted as a county commission granting land, timber, and water rights; issuing merchant and liquor licenses; laying out roads and school districts; and managing the budget and accounts of the county and its officers. The County Probate Court books record the actions of the Probate Court in civil (including divorce) cases, criminal cases, and probate cases dealing with the estates of deceased persons. A U.S. Marshal book records the actions of the U.S. Marshal in two cases: Martin v. Goodrich and Templeton v. Stevenson and Job. Finally, an account book records the accounts of the county clerk and county treasurer in collecting licensing and poll tax revenues.


The volumes are filmed in no particular order, however entries within the volumes are generally chronological.

Research Note

Although the title of a volume may imply that only a specific type of deed or other document is included; this is generally not the case; entries of various types may occur. The order of the filming is not the same order as the volumes discussed in the published index. Record book titles may differ on film and in the published index. A microfilm cross reference created by the Nevada State Archives is included in this series and provides a means of going from the published index to the film. To go from the film to the published index, the page number where the volume is first noted in the published index appears in parentheses on the container list. Those items on the film which do not appear in the published index, often because they are simply indexes themselves, are also noted in the container list. The published index also indexes an 1851-1855 volume not found on this film.

Research Note

The film in this series cannot by borrowed from the Utah State Archives. However, the Nevada State Library and Archives does have a copy for inter-library loan throughout the country. Nevada's reel numbering system appears in brackets on the container list; there was no 93-3 with this material. A copy of Nevada's content listing appears as Appendix C.

Custody History

These are reference copies sent to the Utah State Archives in 1998 by the Nevada State Archives, holder of the original volumes and master microfilm.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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

This film and copies of the published index, microfilm cross reference, and content listing were given to the Utah State Archives by Jeffrey M. Kintop of the Nevada State Archives on 5 March 1998. A series inventory was written, and the necessary reformatting to correspond to the style and database of the Utah State Archives was completed, in June 1998 by A.C. Cone.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A paperback copy of the book "An Inventory & Index to the Records of Carson County, Utah & Nevada Territories, 1855-1861" by Marion Ellison is included in this series and provides a name index to most of the volumes in this series. Other: A paper copy of a cross reference between the published index and the film is also available as part of the series.

Indexing Terms

  • County government--Records and correspondence--Carson County (Utah).
  • Finance, Public--Carson County (Utah).
  • County budgets--Carson County (Utah).
  • Tax collection--Carson County (Utah).
  • Court records--Carson County (Utah).
  • Carson County (Utah)--Politics and government.

Container List

1 1 "An Inventory & Index to The Records of Carson County, Utah & Nevada Territories, 1855-1861" compiled by Marion Ellison.
1 2 Index-microfilm cross reference
1[93-1] County Recorder Record Book A, 1855-1860 (""Early Maps, Genoa, Carson"", p. 5)
2[93-2] Index to Survey & Deeds Books B, C, & D (not in index); Deeds, Mining and Real Estate, Book B, 1859-1860 (p. 46); Deeds, Mining and Real Estate, Book C, 1859-1861 (p. 82); Surveys, Book D, 1860-1861 (p. 227)
3[93-4] Index to Real Estate Deeds Vol. I (not in index); Real Estate Deeds Vol. I, 1861 (p. 128)
4[93-5] Index to Real Estate Deeds Vol. 2 (not in index); Real Estate Deeds Vol. 2, 1861-1862 (p. 168); Index to Mortgages & Trust Deeds, Vol. 3 (not in index); Mortgages & Trust Deeds, Vol., 3, 1861 (p. 199)
5[93-6] Grantor's Index, Vol. A (not in index); Grantee's Index, Vol. A (not in index); Deeds, Vol. A, 1860-1861 (p. 249); Grantor's Index, Vol. B (not in index); Grantee's Index, Vol. B (not in index); Deeds: Mining & Real Estate, Vol. B, 1861; (""Deeds, Mining & Real Estate, Carson"" p. 234)
6[93-7] Plats, Contracts, Powers of Attorney, Vol. 4, 1861-1862 (p. 301); Agreements, Powers of Attorney, 1860-1861 (p. 245); Index to Agreements, Powers of Attorney (not in index); Mortgagor's Index, Vol. A (not in index); Mortgagee's Index, Vol. A (not in index); Mortgages, Vol. A, 1860-1861 (p. 191); Survey Index (not in index); Surveys, Vol. A, 1860-1861 (p. 217)
7[93-8] County Court Docket, 1860-1861 (??); County Court Journal Index, 1855-1861 (not in index); County Court Minute Book, 1855-1861 (p. 317); County Court Records Index, 1860-1861 (not in index); County Court Record Book A, 1860-1861 (p. 238); County Court Minute Book, 1861 (p. 350); Probate Court Docket, 1860-1861 (p. 336); Probate Court Record Book, 1855-1861 (p. 328); Probate Court Minute Book, 1855-1861 (p. 329); Probate Court Minute Book, 1861 (p. 346); U.S. Marshal Record Book, 1861 (not in index); Road & School District Record Book, 1855-1857 (not in index); Clerk & Treasurer's Ledger, 1860-1861 (not in index)

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.