Series 22725
District Court (First District : Cache County) Probate account books

Dates: 1883-1898.

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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

These three volumes were used to record fees charged for services rendered in probate cases. Printed columns are available to record date (month, day, and year), items, costs assessed for judge, clerk, sundries, and estate, and remarks for each case. Notations are handwritten. The space reserved for case numbers is unused. Volume A covers 30 October 1883 through 28 November 1891, volume B spans 18 December 1891 through 29 April 1896, and volume C encompasses the period from 13 May 1896 to 19 December 1898.

The territorial Cache County Probate Court, predecessor of the state district court, originally produced the probate account books.



The first 26 case entries in the probate account books are in random order. Thereafter, entries are chronological according to original filing date. Notations for individual cases appear in chronological order.

Research Note

Because no case numbers are recorded, researchers must obtain that information through the Register of Actions or probate index. Because of the unusual jurisdiction of the probate court, there is a remote possibility that the account books include isolated civil and criminal matters as well as probate cases.

Related Records

Probate record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 767, record the official acts and proceedings of the Probate Court.

Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 1532, include the documents whose filing in probate matters is recorded in the account books.

Probate index from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22659, provides corresponding case numbers.

Probate registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22724, record similar information as well as corresponding case numbers, which can be used to locate pertinent entries in the Probate Minute Books.

Probate minute/record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22905, are a daily record of proceedings in probate matters.

Custody History

Files were maintained by the court clerk appointed by the district court judge. At statehood, the county clerk was designated ex-officio court clerk. The account books were in the custody of the county/district court clerk in 1966 when they were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society.

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

The 1986 General Retention Schedule authorizes destruction of district court fee books following a three-year retention (page 40). However, since few records of the territorial Cache County Probate Court survive, microfilm copies of the account books are being retained permanently to document the activities of the court. Volumes A-C were filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in May 1966. Copies were purchased by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. These reels were archivally processed by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr., in May 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetic name index is included at the front of volumes A and B, covering from October 30, 1883 thru April 29, 1896.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Cache County (Utah).
  • Probate records--Cache County (Utah).
  • Adoption--Cache County (Utah).
  • Guardian and ward--Cache County (Utah).
  • Cache County (Utah)--Trials.

Container List

1 A 1883 Oct 30-1891 Nov 28
1 B 1891 Dec 18-1896 Apr 29
1 C 1896 May 13-1898 Dec 19

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.