Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

26601--Probate record books
26604--Land adjudication record book
26606--Record of bonds
26607--Probate docket book
26608--Land Applications
26609--Record books

AGENCY: Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26601
TITLE: Probate record books
DATES: 1885 - 1897
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological.

DESCRIPTION: The Sanpete County Probate Court recorded the standard actions taken in probate matters in three separate bound volumes: Guardians Record, Will Record, and Administrator's Record. In each book preprinted forms were filled out to describe the actions taken. Estate settlements for persons who died intestate were recorded in Book 1, Administrator?s Record. Guardianship cases were recorded in Book 2, Guardian?s Record. And estate settlements for persons whose estates were probated according to the terms of a will were recorded in Book 3, Will Record. Standardized forms describe the basic orders, decrees, oaths and letters associated with the settlement of the estate or guardianship appointment. Book 3, Will Record includes the probate of wills for only eight individuals: Niels C. Jensen, Ole P. Larsen, Peter Hansen, John E. Metcalf, Soren C. Hansen, and Christopher Bernard Hansen. The Guardianship and Administrator Record Books contain a few more records.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This series has historical value as documentation of the probate of estates, guardianships, and other legal cases handled by the court.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26604
TITLE: Land adjudication record book
DATES: 1870 - 1873
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: This series records the settlement of land ownership disputes in the probate court. It includes one volume labeled "Book C-2".

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This series has historical value as documentation of the adjudication of land disputes in the probate court.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26606
TITLE: Record of bonds
DATES: 1876 - 1894
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: This series records various bonds filed with the court, including those filed by officers of incorporated LDS cooperative institutions and United Orders during the 1870's and by estate administrators' in the 1880's and 1890's. The series contains a single volume labeled "Book A1".

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Fiscal

This series has historical value as documentation of corporations and the probate of estates.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26607
TITLE: Probate docket book
DATES: 1889 - 1896
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: The probate docket book is a register of the actions taken in specific cases handled by the probate court. Cases include matters of estate settlement and the appointment of guardians.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This series has historical value as documentation of the probate process and a summary of cases probated in Sanpete County.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26608
TITLE: Land Applications
DATES: 1892
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: This series is a record of applications from individuals seeking "to be adjudged the lawful claimant and occupant" of a particular piece of property. Presumably, these applications were made to the court to establish legal ownership to land already occupied by the applicant. The series includes a single volume labeled "Book D".

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This series has historical value as documentation of the settlement of land ownership in Sanpete County.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Sanpete County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26609
TITLE: Record books
DATES: 1855 - 1896
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological.

DESCRIPTION: This series is a record of matters brought before the probate court and actions taken by the court. It includes three volumes: "Book A," beginning in 1855, "Book B", covering 9 June 1873 - 11 June 1883, "Book B-1", covering 14 April 1884 - 10 Nov 1890, and "Book E", covering 17 Nov 1890 - 13 Jan 1896.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This series has historical value as documentation of the actions of the Sanpete County Probate Court.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public