Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 28258

Morgan (Utah) Cemetery deeds

Dates: 1900-

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

Scope and Content

This series contains cemetery copies of deeds for cemetery plots in both Morgan Cemetery No. 1 (South) and Cemetery No. 2 (North). These records are kept in bound volumes and are used by cemetery staff to track ownership and burial rights for cemetery plots. The deeds typically list such information as the name of the purchaser, the date of purchase, the location of plot (s), the number of plots, the amount paid, and the signatures of the mayor and recorder certifying the record.

The earliest deeds are hand-written copies, but later deeds are duplicates filled out on standardized forms and glued into the books. While the records from the 20th century convey title to plots, later "Burial Rights Certificates" grant only burial rights rather than actual ownership. A number of other documents are inter-filed in the books. These documents are typically related to the deed with which they are filed and include such things as duplicate copies of deeds, receipts, plot maps, record of ownership transfers .

Arrangement

For records created from 1900 to 2001, arrangement is chronological by date of deed.For records created from 2001 to 2012, arrangement is alphabetical by owner name.

Related Records

Cemetery lot purchase records from Morgan (Utah), Series 13128, contain further information on the purchase of cemetery lots

Financial and cemetery burial records from Morgan (Utah), Series 28381, contain information about payments for cemetery lots

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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 microfilm for this series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in October 2013.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The first three volumes include name indexes to the deeds in that volume.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Book A or 1, Index; 1900 Nov 1-1957 Aug 15
1 Book A or 1; 1900 Nov 1-1957 Aug 15
1 Book B or 2, Index; 1948 Dec 6-1980 Dec 23
1 Book B or 2; 1948 Dec 6-1980 Dec 23
2 Book 3, Index; 1980 Dec 23-2001 Jul 6
2 Book 3; 1980 Dec 23-2001 Jul 6
3 Book [4], Burial Rights Certificates; 2001-2012