Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 14893

Beaver County (Utah). Probate Court Record books

Dates: 1856-1897.

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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

During the territorial period Utah county probate courts served a variety of functions. In addition to traditional probate of estates, the courts held jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters. The Territorial Assembly also appointed county probate courts to adjudicate ownership of town site lots and to acknowledge incorporations. Because county probate courts served so many functions, records in the Beaver County Probate Court record books contain a variety of record types. These include estate and guardianship records, divorce records, incorporation records, records dealing with the adjudication of title for town site lots in Beaver County communities, court dockets, and a few other civil and criminal cases including some naturalizations.

Arrangement

Chronological, but in some cases grouped by record type.

Related Records

Probate record books from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 1053, available at this institution, contain records of estates probated after 1897.

Deeds from Beaver County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6242, available at this institution, contain deeds recorded as a result of town site adjudication.

Incorporation case files from Beaver County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 83770, available at this institution, also contain incorporation records for Beaver County.

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 record books of the Beaver County Probate Court were microfilmed in October 1966 by the Genealogical Society of Utah and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in August 2002.

Finding Aids

Other: The Beaver County Probate record books include court dockets which provide some information about cases handled by the court. Unfortunately, the dockets are mixed with other records in the books.

Indexing Terms

  • Probate records--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Court records--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Trials (Divorce)--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Naturalization--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Incorporation--Utah--Beaver County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 N/A Book A (estates, civil and criminal cases, 1856-1874)
2 N/A Book 1 (town site adjudication, united order records, divorces, court dockets, 1870-1877)
2 Book 2 Book 2 (court dockets, divorces, incorporations, guardianships, estates, 1871-1884)
3 Book B Book B (estates and court dockets, 1872-1882)
3 N/A Book 2A (estates, divorces and incorporations, 1884-1897)