Series 26740
Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Fairview Justice dockets

Dates: 1897-1926.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains justice dockets that document civil and criminal cases heard by justices of the peace in the Fairview Precinct of Sanpete County. The docket books consist of printed form pages that include spaces for the names of plaintiffs and defendants, the actions and dates of court proceedings, the names of attorneys, and associated court costs for justices, officers, witnesses, and jurors.

The justice docket in box 1 covers the period of time between 1897 and 1920. It contains an index organized by plaintiff and defendant surnames at the beginning of the book. Proceedings from various justices of the peace are recorded in this docket. Justices of the peace appearing in this docket book include Heber Olson, Christian Peterson, Sidney Sanderson, Daniel James, James W. Christianson, Bruce Cox, H.P. Hansen, and Aron Cheney. Civil and criminal cases are interspersed

in this docket book.

The justice docket in box 2 covers the period of time from 1913 and 1926. It contains an index organized by plaintiff and defendant surnames at the beginning of the book. Proceedings from various justices of the peace are recorded in this docket. Justices of the peace appearing in this docket book include Bruce Cox, Ira Cox, James. W. Christianson, Aron Cheney, Newell B. Cox, and Stanley Brady. This book is divided between criminal cases, which take up the first half of the book, and civil cases, which take up the latter half of the book.

The types of civil and criminal cases that appear in both docket books include theft, recovery of property, assault and battery, befouling the water of Cottonwood Creek, forgery, disturbing the peace, libel, fraud, defamation, public nuisance, disturbing the peace, unlawful water use, trespass, burglary, larceny, adultery, rape, and suicide.

Boxes 3 and 4 contain loose records and materials that were filed in both justice dockets. They include complaints, bonds, summons, correspondence, affidavits, and commitments.

Arrangement

Chronological by date of docket filing.

Related Records

Justice dockets from Manti (Utah), Series 13470, contains justice dockets from the Manti Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Manti (Utah). Justice of the Peace, Series 21885, contains justice dockets from the Manti Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Moroni City, Series 26481, contains justice dockets from the Moroni City Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Mayfield, Series 26541, contains justice dockets from the Mayfield Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Sterling, Series 26735, contains justice dockets from the Sterling Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Gunnison, Series 26736, contains justice dockets from the Gunnison Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Chester, Series 26737, contains justice dockets from the Chester Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Fountain Green, Series 26741, contains justice dockets from the Fountain Green Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice docket from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Fayette, Series 26749, contains justice dockets from the Fayette Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice docket from Sanpete County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Freedom, Series 26750, contains justice dockets from the Freedom Precinct in Sanpete County.

Justice dockets from Spring City (Utah), Series 29853, contains justice dockets from the Spring City Precinct in Sanpete 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

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas in January 2021.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Both justice dockets contain name indexes at the front of each volume, with cases indexed by the surnames of plaintiffs and defendants.

Indexing Terms

  • City and Town Life

Container List

BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1897-1920 Justice Docket
2 1913-1926 Justice Docket
3 Loose materials from the 1897-1920 docket including complaints, bonds, summons, correspondence, affidavits, and commitments
4 Loose materials from the 1913-1926 docket including complaints, bonds, summons, correspondence, affidavits, and commitments

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