Series 25962
Utah County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : American Fork Precinct Justice dockets

Dates: 1883-1926

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

Scope and Content

This series contains docket books used to record cases heard by the justice of the peace and the outcome of each case. The cases include a settlement of variety of civil disputes, as well as criminal cases involving for various offenses, such as intoxication, disturbing the peace, gambling, selling liquor, assault, reckless driving, fighting, and stealing. The earliest volume in the series also includes records of marriages performed by the justice of the peace.


Chronological by date.

Although the cases in the dockets are generally listed chronologically, the first two volumes in the series overlap much of the same time period.

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.

Justices of the peace functioned in American Fork prior to the earliest records in this series and continued after the records in the series. Furthermore, there is a gap in the series between 1905 and 1926. The whereabouts of the records from these time periods is unknown.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in March 2014.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Two of the books in this series include name indexes.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    pending 1 1 Index
    pending 1 1 "Book A"; 1883 Apr 5-1895 May 31
    pending 1 2 Docket Book; 1889 Sep 9-1894 Sep 3
    pending 2 3 Index
    pending 2 3 Justice's Docket, Criminal Cases; 1895 Oct 12-1904 Mar 23
    pending 2 3 Justice's Docket, Civil Cases; 1895 Sep 11-1899 Mar 6
    pending 2 4 Justice's Docket, Criminal Cases; 1904 Apr 19-1905 Aug 3
    pending 2 4 Justice's Docket, Criminal Cases; 1926 Mar 16-Mar 22
    pending 2 4 Justices Docket, Civil Cases; 1899 Apr 29-1904 Nov 21

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