Minutes County Purposes Books

Book Contents
Before authority over county administrative affairs was transferred to the county commissioner, the judge of the probate courts had jurisdiction over many matters pertaining to county affairs, including, but not limited to, property, tax, roads, bridges, ferries, militia districts, vacancies in county offices, claims against the county, and collection and disbursement of money belonging to the county. The book contains an index by person's name and a record of the county business administered. A list of these books by date can be found below.

The information varies according to the type of county business, but includes the following:
  • Name of petitioner
  • Name of judge
  • Date
  • Description of what is being recorded

Books

Book Title

Dates

Indexed

Location

Original

Microprint

Minutes Book of the Inferior Court June 1810 - June 1817
RR AM 243
Inferior Court Minutes January 1812 - January 1813
RR AM133
Inferior Court Minutes - County Purposes: 1815-1836 January 1815 - September 1836
RR B9-2 PV
Untitled; Inferior Court Minutes February 1821 - February 1830
RR AM243
Untitled; Inferior Court Minutes May 1826 - May 1831
RR AM243
Minutes 1856-1865 October 1856 - October 1865   RR C3-3  
Record of County Business: Court of Ordinary December 1879 - October 1890 Yes RR D  
Minutes County Business May 1882 - May 1889 Yes RR B8-9  
Minutes 1889-1946 May 1889 - August 1946 Yes RR B8-8 PV
Docket County Business  February 1891 - October 1908   RR C3-4  
Minutes County Business May 1910 - January 1934 Yes RR C6-1  
Minutes County Purposes 3 September 1940 - November 1985 Yes PV  
Minutes County Purposes 4 December 1986 - July 1994   PV