Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23726

Cache County (Utah). Probate Court Civil case files

Dates: 1860-1887.

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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

In 1852 the Utah Territorial Legislature provided that the Probate Court should have jurisdiction not only in estate and guardianship matters, but original jurisdiction in civil, criminal, and chancery cases. The Probate Court could act as an appellant court to the Justice of the Peace Courts in the County, and decisions made in the Probate Court could be appealed to the District Court. This series includes those civil cases handled by the Probate Court which are not probate or estate cases. Civil cases include divorce and debt cases. In 1874 the federal Poland Act revoked the jurisdiction of the Probate Court over all but divorce and probate cases. In 1887, the federal Edmunds-Tucker act revoked Probate Court jurisdiction in divorce cases, and with that Act, the creation of this series ended.

Generally, case files include a number of discrete documents. These documents may include an initiating petition, summons and subpoenas issued to the parties in the case and to witnesses, bonds, exhibits, statements of fees, and other documents created and filed with the Court during the process of the trial action. Civil cases may include affidavits of publication of summons in those cases where the defendant was not served personally, as well as decrees detailing the disposition of the case.

Arrangement

Chronological by filing date of petition.

Related Records

Probate minute/record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22905, are the record books documenting the day to day activities of the Probate Court. These records may also include criminal cases and other civil cases not documented in the case files.

Custody History

Brought in from the county by Pat Scott, Archives records analyst, 10 May 2001.

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

Cases were in no particular order at the time of accessioning. The series was processed by Arlene Schmuland in December 2001 and cases were placed in chronological order by filing date of the petition at that time as the most likely original order for the records.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index has been created, covering from January 19, 1860 thru February 4, 1887.

Indexing Terms

  • Divorce suits—Cache County (Utah).
  • Support (Domestic relations)—Cache County (Utah).
  • Complaints (Civil procedure)—Cache County (Utah).

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Jan 19, 1860
1 1 2 Oct 17, 1860
1 1 3 Jan 13, 1861
1 1 4 Mar 4, 1861
1 1 5 Aug 9, 1861
1 1 6 Aug 26, 1861
1 1 7 Feb 17, 1862
1 1 8 Feb 28, 1862
1 1 9 Apr 28, 1862
1 1 10 Aug 9, 1862
1 1 11 Apr 13, 1863
1 1 12 Jul 22, 1863
1 1 13 Aug 31, 1863
1 1 14 Nov 16, 1863
1 1 15 Mar 4, 1864
1 1 16 Jun 13, 1864
1 1 17 Oct 18, 1864
1 1 18 Nov 2, 1864
1 1 19 Aug 21, 1865
1 1 20 Mar 3, 1866
1 1 21 Mar 12, 1866
1 1 22 Dec 1, 1866
1 1 23 Dec 10, 1866
1 1 24 Dec 10, 1866
1 1 25 Dec 10, 1866
1 1 26 Mar 9, 1867
1 1 27 Mar 11, 1867
1 1 28 Jul 6, 1867
1 1 29 Aug 10, 1867
1 1 30 Oct 14, 1867
1 1 31 Oct 26, 1867
1 1 32 Nov 2, 1867
1 1 33 Nov 2, 1867
1 1 34 Mar 10, 1868
1 1 35 Mar 11, 1868
1 1 36 Apr 20, 1869
1 1 37 Jun 14, 1869
1 1 38 Jun 14, 1869
1 1 39 Jun 14, 1869
1 1 40 Sep 6, 1869
1 1 41 Sep 6, 1869
1 1 42 Sep 13, 1869
1 1 43 Jun 12, 1870
1 1 44 Sep 12, 1870
1 1 45 Nov 12, 1870
1 1 46 Nov 18, 1870
1 1 47 May 17, 1871
1 1 48 Oct 11, 1871
1 1 49 Jan 4, 1872
1 1 50 Jan 22, 1872
1 1 51 Mar 1, 1872
1 1 52 Mar 6, 1872
1 1 53 Apr 13, 1872
1 1 54 May 6, 1872
1 1 55 Sep 30, 1872
1 1 56 Feb 26, 1873
1 1 57 Jun 3, 1873
1 1 58 Aug 8, 1873
1 1 59 Oct 20, 1873
1 1 60 Dec 4, 1873
1 1 61 Aug 29, 1874
1 1 62 Sep 21, 1874
1 1 63 Sep 26, 1874
1 1 64 Dec 26, 1874
1 1 65 Mar 12, 1875
1 1 66 May 13, 1875
1 1 67 Oct 2, 1875
1 1 68 Mar 25, 1876
1 1 69 May 3, 1876
1 1 70 Jun 5, 1876
1 1 71 Jul 14, 1876
1 1 72 Jul 17, 1876
1 1 73 Aug 4, 1876
1 1 74 Aug 28, 1876
1 1 75 Aug 28, 1876
1 1 76 Oct 2, 1876
1 1 77 Nov 17, 1876
1 1 78 Dec 19, 1876
1 1 79 Feb 14, 1877
1 1 80 Mar 10, 1877
1 1 81 May 1, 1877
1 1 82 Jul 6, 1877
1 1 83 Jul 25, 1877
1 1 84 Aug 14, 1877
1 1 85 Nov 3, 1877
1 1 86 Nov 17, 1877
1 1 87 Dec 14, 1877
1 1 88 May 4, 1878
1 1 89 May 30, 1878
1 1 90 Aug 28, 1878
1 1 91 Sep 11, 1878
1 1 92 Dec 6, 1878
1 1 93 Feb 12, 1879
1 1 94 Aug 21, 1879
1 1 95 Sep 29, 1879
1 1 96 Sep 30, 1879
1 1 97 Dec 26, 1879
1 1 98 Apr 24, 1880
1 1 99 Jun 10, 1880
2 1 100 Jun 21, 1880
2 1 101 Sep 13, 1880
2 1 102 Oct 12, 1880
2 1 103 Jan 3, 1881
2 1 104 Jan 7, 1881
2 1 105 Jan 18, 1881
2 1 106 Apr 2, 1881
2 1 107 Apr 11, 1881
2 1 108 Jun 11, 1881
2 1 109 Jun 11, 1881
2 1 110 Jul 27, 1881
2 1 111 Aug 2, 1881
2 1 112 Sep 14, 1881
2 1 113 Sep 21, 1881
2 1 114 Dec 2, 1881
2 1 115 Feb 25, 1882
2 1 116 Mar 25, 1882
2 1 117 Jun 1, 1882
2 1 118 Jun 19, 1882
2 1 119 Aug 7, 1882
2 1 120 Dec 23, 1882
2 1 121 Jan 13, 1883
2 1 122 May 9, 1883
2 1 123 Jun 6, 1883
2 1 124 Aug 21, 1883
2 1 125 Sep 17, 1883
2 1 126 Oct 22, 1883
2 1 127 Dec 20, 1883
2 1 128 Jan 11, 1884
2 1 129 Feb 23, 1884
2 1 130 Mar 25, 1884
2 1 131 Apr 15, 1884
2 1 132 May 22, 1884
2 1 133 Jun 25, 1884
2 1 134 Aug 11, 1884
2 1 135 Sep 19, 1884
2 1 136 Dec 18, 1884
2 1 137 Apr 28, 1885
2 1 138 May 4, 1885
2 1 139 May 18, 1885
2 1 140 Sep 4, 1885
2 1 141 Sep 21, 1885
2 1 142 Oct 12, 1885
2 1 143 Jan 7, 1886
2 1 144 Mar 14, 1886
2 1 145 Sep 14, 1886
2 1 146 Oct 20, 1886
2 1 147 Dec 7, 1886
2 1 148 Feb 4, 1887
2 1 149 n.d.; miscellaneous