Iron County (Utah). Probate Court Minutes
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
In 1852 the Territorial Legislature defined the powers of county probate courts. In addition to traditional jurisdiction in the probate of wills, the administration of estates of deceased persons, the guardianship of minors, idiots, and insane persons, the Legislature gave Utah probate courts power to exercise original jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases (Laws of Utah, Chapter 42, 1852). The minutes of the Iron County Court describe the proceedings of that court and the cases it heard. They tell when the court met and adjourned, name the judge and indicate action taken or judgments made. The Iron County Probate Court handled criminal cases, probate, divorces, naturalization, and other civil matters. In 1869 the Territorial Legislature directed county probate courts to adjudicate ownership of town site lots in surveyed towns on the public domain. Iron County Probate Court minutes end in 1868 and therefore do not include land records.
Chronological by date.
Many pages of Iron County Probate Court minutes are too faded to read.
Probate record books from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 1124, contain probate cases handled by Iron County Probate Court beginning in 1870 and ongoing through the transfer of jurisdiction to Fifth District Court: Iron County.
Land certificates (Parowan) from Iron County (Utah). Probate Court, Series 23642, were issued by the Probate Court beginning in 1872 when the court began adjudicating ownership of town site lots.
Minutes from Iron County (Utah). County Commission, Series 83747, also include the earliest minutes for the Iron County Probate Court.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Gaps in Series
The whereabouts or existence of Iron County Probate Court minutes for 1869-1887 is not known.
Iron County Probate Court minutes were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1966 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in April 2002.
- Divorce suits—Iron County (Utah).
- Probate—Cases—Iron County (Utah).
- Land titles—Registration and transfer—Iron County (Utah).
- Real property—Iron County (Utah).
- Iron County (Utah)—Criminal courts.
- Iron County (Utah)—Recording and registration.
- Iron County (Utah)—Actions and defenses—Cases.
|1||Sep 1853-Jan 1854 p. 1-19|
|1||County Court minutes p. 1 (Feb-Apr 1854)|
|1||March 1854(?) p. 20-31|
|1||County Court minutes p. 2-103 (Sep 1854-Sep 1870)|