Guide to the Jackson County, Oregon Records
1853-1920

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Creator: Jackson County (Or.)
Title: Jackson County, Oregon records
Dates: 1853-1920 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 43.5 linear feet (90 containers, 89 volumes)
Collection Number: Bx 067
Summary: The Jackson County, Oregon records comprise the administrative and judicial records of the county clerk's office from 1853 to 1920. The records offer insights into the form and trajectory of the social, economic, and administrative forces that shaped southern Oregon during this period. The records illustrate the rate of migration and settlement; the pace of privatization of natural resources; the growth of U.S. legal systems; the regulation of international and native populations; and the transformation of natural landscapes. In so doing, they offer a unique perspective on the assimilation of this region and its population to U.S. standards of private property, justice, racial hierarchy, geography, democracy, and acceptable social and economic exchange.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Jackson County records, circa 1853 to 1917, reflect the county’s unique origins and its administrative and judicial development. The Jackson County records is a digest of the County Clerk’s activities and record holdings beginning around 1853, one year after the founding of Jackson County, and ending in 1920. These documents reflect county activities during the era when the city of Jacksonville was the county seat (1852-1927). The region of Oregon Territory organized as Jackson County comprised portions of modern-day Curry, Josephine, Jackson, and Klamath Counties. Thus, these documents reflect the administrative and judicial activities carried out in this vast region of southwestern Oregon.

Frontier Jackson County

Members of various Native American tribes and nations – including the Tekamah and Klamath - controlled what would become Jackson County prior to the mid-nineteenth century. Early in the nineteenth century, Hudson Bay Company employees and recently-arrived Americans tramped a well-worn path through the region as they moved between Oregon’s Willamette Valley (to the north) and the California gold fields. Placer gold discoveries along the Illinois and Jackson Rivers in 1851 spurred international and Anglo American gold-seekers and farmers to rush in and to exploit the natural wealth of the valley. Within five years settlers of German, Chinese, Irish, and Anglo backgrounds had extracted $1.5 million in gold and founded the community of Jacksonville. Settlers began to establish farms and ranches in the river valleys. This invasion of miners and farmers into Indian lands precipitated tension and warfare with local nations. Federal and volunteer forces defeated and removed the Tekamah and Klamath as well as other Native Americans to Oregon reservations by 1860.

Jackson County Before and After Statehood (1855-1920)

In January of 1852 the county of Jackson was formed with the county seat in Jacksonville, and in 1853 the first county officers were appointed in Salem. The earliest Jackson County records that are part of this collection date to the March, 1855, County Court session. The first official proceedings of the Jackson District Court, dating back to 1853, were registered in the Commissioner’s Journal. Jackson County grew in population and activity during the 1850s and 1860s, when recent settlers established saw mills and flour mills amid wheat farms and ranches. When Oregon became a state in 1859, county government and the court system were streamlined under the state constitution and statutory laws. County administrative and judicial duties increased apace with the growth in population. The County Clerk’s office registered land transactions, collected taxes, officiated over elections, and issued licenses like those imposed on residents of Chinese, Hawaiian, and African American descent. The Clerk was also responsible for housing and preserving court documents.

The county's boom period began with the completion of the Roseburg-Ashland extension of the Oregon and California Railway, which opened in 1884. Formerly described as “a hodge-podge society,” Jackson County residents decreased in ethnic and racial diversity as a result of the influx of new migrants into the region. This growth also shifted the concentration of population away from Jacksonville and towards Medford (which was situated on the main rail line). In 1927, following popular referendum, the county seat was moved to Medford.

Timeline:

1843 Sufficient settlement from the United States supports the formation of the first school districts in Applegate region.
1848 U.S. recognized the Oregon Territory.
1849 California Gold Rush.
1851 Gold discovered in what would become Jackson County.
1852 California mining and civil codes applied to new settlements in the Jackson River Valley.
Jan. 12, 1852 Jackson County founded, seat in Jacksonville; Coos County divided from Jackson County.
1853 The first court of Jackson County – a U.S. District Court – convenes.
June 1853 First County election.
1855 County Clerk established in Jackson County.
1856 Native Americans removed to reservations (such as the Siletz & Grand Ronde).
1856 Josephine County formed out of part of Jackson County.
1858 County institutes a gold mining license only for Chinese miners.
1859 Oregon becomes a state.
1862 Blacks, mulattos, and Hawaiians included with the Chinese in licensing requirements.
1884 Opening of the Roseburg-Ashland extension of the Oregon and California Railway.
1927 Medford becomes the seat of Jackson County (moved from Jacksonville.
1941 Jackson County records (from the Jacksonville era) donated to the University of Oregon Library.

Content Description

The Jackson County records comprise a truly remarkable collection of rare materials that document early southwestern Oregon history. The records document everyday happenings of local government in 19th-century Oregon and also offer insight into the form and trajectory of the social, economic, and administrative forces that shaped southern Oregon during this period – changes that have ramifications well beyond the era this collection documents.

The immigrants who rushed to southern Oregon river valleys in staggering number left their mark in county documents in the 1860s and 1870s when they sought legal title to mining and water claims. The significance of full legal control is illustrated by property registrations and by the sheer volume of court cases that sought to clarify property ownership. Elsewhere, the collection’s Land Grant titles and tax schedules show how new settlers extracted profits from the region’s natural resources through farming and livestock grazing. Indeed, late 19th century residents increasingly valued Jackson County land for its farming and grazing potential. These records show how the acquisition and exchange of real property accelerated, but they also reveal the instabilities of this livelihood. Much of the information about such property comes not just from land sales, but also from mortgages, foreclosures, and sheriff’s sales of repossessed land.

On a more personal level, the Jackson County Records provide descriptive snapshots of the material conditions of southern Oregon households in the late 19th century. Documents such as tax assessment schedules, tax protests, “chattel” mortgages, and property litigation offer details on the material culture of average Jackson County households. These documents illustrate what objects were basic necessities (such as a butter churn) and what things were luxuries (such as a piano). They also lay bare the economic insecurities that characterized this period when the nation and Jackson County grappled with periods of economic depression. Residents purchased or leased goods when households could afford them, and they sold or relinquished them during economic downturn.

Scattered across this vast region, new settlers and entrepreneurs in Jackson County needed avenues of transportation. The “road petitions” subseries provides detailed documentation revealing how each successive generation surveyed, plotted, and constructed the roads and bridges of Jackson County with the intent of providing order to the region’s natural geography. New or growing communities sought official county permission for roads. Petitioners donated time, money, and muscle-power to the construction and up-keep of roads and bridges – avenues that facilitated the export of agricultural products or the import of the material culture of late 19th century American life.

Settlers transformed the landscape of southern Oregon in other ways, as when they reshaped its animal populations. Although these records are less than thorough, the collection documents a change in animal populations from deer, various wild cats, and wild canines to imported domestic animals. As the human population and its livestocks grew, native wildlife seemed more troublesome and the county offered “bounties” payable for the scalps of animals deemed to be “pests.” Over almost thirty years, as these “animal scalp bounties” demonstrate, Jackson County committed itself to funding the exterminating of predatory or competitor animals native to the region.

Indeed, immigration, resource extraction, agricultural pursuits, road building, and town development not only changed the face of Jackson County geography but it also permanently altered traditional economic, social, and political life for local tribes and Indian nations. This collection documents the impact of massive change on area Native Americans but the scope and range of materials are far from satisfactory. The subseries on military affairs is brief, but it illustrates the oppositional and antagonistic approach of American settlers to local Indian residents who asserted control of the same territory. As was generally the case across North America, this tension resulted in armed conflict. County administrative documents offer some glimpse of these tensions and conflicts in the drafting of local men for military service and in the provisioning and fortification of Fort Lane. These documents offer only a shadowy indication of the long-term impact that war as well as the transformation of the region had on Native Americans. Administrative documents list “Indians” among the county residents who received social welfare benefits, and cases from Justice and Circuit courts list Indian defendants who were forced to grapple with a definition of justice that American settlement brought to the region and its residents.

As immigration swelled the population of Jackson County, the need for more government to administer various avenues of growth grew apace. In addition to recording the growing privatization of natural resources, county officials participated in an expansion of local legal systems and law enforcement, in the institutionalization of social services and social controls, and in the refinement of a taxation system that might fund this growth in government services. Administrative documents on social welfare reveal the economic uncertainties that faced Jackson County residents. County residents demonstrated a consistent effort over the course of the late 19th century to support individuals and families – usually white women and children and Native Americans – who had been relegated to margins of economic security. Other county expenses – documented in the form of notes, letters, and warrants – highlight administrative growth of the county. The county clerk managed payments for everything from office supplies to judges’ salaries, the boarding of prisoners, juries’ fees, and educational expenses.

Jackson County records offer unique insights into the reasons why settlers sought to establish United States’ law and jurisprudence in this region. First, law enforcement and the courts provided social order through the prosecution of criminal acts. Criminal cases in Jackson County’s courts ranged from crimes against property (e.g. theft) to crimes against persons (e.g. rape, assault, and murder) and the volume of such cases increased along with the increases in population. Second, law enforcement and the courts established legal systems that were familiar to Americans and that applied to all residents, thus enforcing common parameters for economic and personal interaction. For example, this made the acquisition and transfer of property relatively easy for U.S. citizens. Moreover, these property owners were aware of what rights they acquired and how to protect them – as the litigation over claim jumping and the recovery of money illustrates. Third, these legal systems favored citizens of the United States. The county records offer particular evidence with reference to Chinese residents. Similar to other western states and territories, Oregon used laws and litigation to dissuade Chinese migrants from residing in the territory and state. The collection contains a handful of “Chinese licenses” – a head tax levied on these presumed non-citizens – as well as a noteworthy number of legal cases brought against Chinese residents. Finally, county courts and legal customs regulated interpersonal and even family relationships – ranging from contracts to the arbitration of conflicts. Courts and legal officials granted marriage licenses; they designated child guardianship, and they oversaw the dissolution of the estates of those who had died. Moreover, courts arbitrated family disputes that could not be resolved on their own and they presided over a significant number of divorce cases. Indeed, it is here, in court cases related to family issues and marriage contracts, that women residents of Jackson County are most visible – as they sought damages for slander or asserted their right to property and to be free of an errant spouse.

These documents also record arguably the most important administrative function the county undertook: voter registration and local elections. The Jackson County records contain a random assemblage of election returns ranging from 1857 to 1913. While incomplete, these records highlight the political persuasion of Jackson County residents in national presidential, in local elections and on ballot measures – such as the 1909 referendum on forced sterilization. Moreover, these records contain an invaluable collection of voter registration journals from early 20th-century Jackson County. These registration books offer a truly singular picture of the registered portion of the population including their residence, occupation, nativity and naturalization, age, and, occasionally, their voting history and party affiliation.

As remarkable as the precinct registration books are, they are merely one part of this unique and rare collection that traces the establishment of a familiarly American social order in this burgeoning county. The Jackson County records bring together documents that illustrate the rate of migration and settlement; the pace of privatization of natural resources; the growth of particular legal systems; the regulation of international and native populations; and the transformation of natural landscapes. Thus, these records offer a unique perspective on the assimilation of this region and its population to U.S. standards of private property, justice, racial hierarchy, geography, democracy, and acceptable social and economic exchange.

Other Descriptive Information

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Jackson County, Oregon Records, Bx 067, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is organized into the following series:

  • Series I: Administration
    • Subseries A: Administrative
    • Subseries B: Finance
    • Subseries C: Property
    • Subseries D: Taxation
    • Subseries E: Roads
    • Subseries F: Elections
    • Subseries G: Animal Control
    • Subseries H: Military Affairs
  • Series II: Judicial
    • Subseries A: Sheriff
    • Subseries B: Court Recorder
    • Subseries C: Justice Court
    • Subseries D: Circuit Court
    • Subseries E: County Court
    • Subseries F: District Court
    • Subseries G: Miscellaneous Judicial

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Jackson County in 1941.

Related Materials :  

Jackson County Commissioners Journal, 1853–1871. Collection number Bx 66 ( WPA Historical Records Survey). Department of Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Oregon State Bar. Oregon’s Legal System – A Media Handbook. [Portland, Oregon:] Oregon State Bar’s Bar, Press and Broadcast Committee, circa 1985.

Works Progress Administration-Historical Records Survey. Inventory of the County Archives, Josephine County, Collection number 17. Oregon Historical Records Project. Portland, OR: Oregon Historical Society, 1939.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Jackson County Administration

This series contains a wide variety of documents related to the duties of the county clerk. These documents are detailed under each subseries heading.

Note: The bound volumes associated with this series are not listed in a regular ascending order. Rather, the volumes listed with each subseries (i.e. 2, 12, 16, 24a, etc.) reflect only those volumes associated with that specific subseries. Individual volumes are listed with each relevant subseries.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Administrative
This subseries contains the widest variety of documents in the collection. The documents are organized chronologically. The first 16 boxes include documents such as expenses, supplies, social services, and court fees. They are followed by county commissioner reports, licenses, schools documents and miscellaneous administration documents.This subseries contains a hodge-podge of documents. Consequently, many of the documents contained here relate to other subseries. These include road bonds (subseries E - Roads), reports of delinquent taxes (subseries D – Taxation), county contracts, estate lists (subseries C – Property), election fees (subseries F – Elections), military expenditures (subseries H – Military Affairs), and Sheriff’s expenses (Series II; Subseries A – Sheriff). Researchers should be aware of this overlap as well as the sheer volume of documents contained in this subseries.
Box
Folder
1 1 County Clerk's files 1855-1856
1 2 County Clerk's files February 1857-May 1857
1 3 County Clerk's files June 1857-December 1857
1 4 County Clerk's files January 1858-June 1858
1 5 County Clerk's files July 1858-September 1858
1 6 County Clerk's files October 1858-December 1858
1 7 County Clerk's files 1859-1860
1 8 County Clerk's files 1861-April 1863
1 9 County Clerk's files May 1863-September 1863
1 10 County Clerk's files December 1863-1865
1 11 County Clerk's files January 1866-June 1866
1 12 County Clerk's files July 1866-October 1866
1 13 County Clerk's files November 1866-December 1866
1 14 County Clerk's files 1867-July 1868
2 1 County Clerk's files August 1868-December 1868
2 2 County Clerk's files January 1869-March 1, 1869
2 3 County Clerk's files March 2, 1869-March 15, 1869
2 4 County Clerk's files May 1869-July 7, 1869
2 5 County Clerk's files July 13, 1869-January 1870
2 6 County Clerk's files February 1870-April 5, 1870
2 7 County Clerk's files April 6, 1870-June 1870
2 8 County Clerk's files July 1870-August 1870
2 9 County Clerk's files September 1870-October 1870
2 10 County Clerk's files November 1870
2 11 County Clerk's files December 1870
2 12 County Clerk's files January 1871
2 13 County Clerk's files February 1871-March 6, 1871
2 14 County Clerk's files March 7, 1871-March 31, 1871
3 1 County Clerk's files April 1871
3 2 County Clerk's files May 1871-June 1871
3 3 County Clerk's files August 1871-September 1871
3 4 County Clerk's files October 1871
3 5 County Clerk's files November 1871-December 1871
3 6 County Clerk's files January 1872-February 6, 1872
3 7 County Clerk's files March 7, 1872-March 30, 1872
3 8 County Clerk's files April 1872-May 1872
3 9 County Clerk's files June 1872
3 10 County Clerk's files July 1872-August 1872
3 11 County Clerk's files September 1872-November 1872
3 12 County Clerk's files December 1872
3 13 County Clerk's files January 1873-Februray 1873
4 1 County Clerk's files March 1873
4 2 County Clerk's files April 1873
4 3 County Clerk's files May 1873-June 1873
4 4 County Clerk's files October 1873
4 5 County Clerk's files November 1873-December 1873
4 6 County Clerk's files January 1874-February 1874
4 7 County Clerk's files March 1874-April 1874
4 8 County Clerk's files May 1874-August 1874
4 9 County Clerk's files September 1874-October 1874
4 10 County Clerk's files November 1874-December 1874
4 11 County Clerk's files February 1875-March 1875
4 12 County Clerk's files April 1875
4 13 County Clerk's files April 1875-May 1875
4 14 County Clerk's files June 1875
5 1 County Clerk's files July 1875
5 2 County Clerk's files August 1875-October 1875
5 3 County Clerk's files November 1875
5 4 County Clerk's files December 1875
5 5 County Clerk's files January 1876-February 1876
5 6 County Clerk's files February 1876-May 1876
5 7 County Clerk's files May 1876-June 1876
5 8 County Clerk's files July 1876-August 1876
5 9 County Clerk's files October 1876-November 1876
5 10 County Clerk's files December 1876-January 1877
5 11 County Clerk's files February 1877
5 12 County Clerk's files March 1877
5 13 County Clerk's files April 1877
5 14 County Clerk's files May 1877
5 15 County Clerk's files June 1877
6 1 County Clerk's files July 1877
6 2 County Clerk's files August 1877-December 1877
6 3 County Clerk's files January 1878-March 1878
6 4 County Clerk's files April 1878-May 1878
6 5 County Clerk's files June 1878
6 6 County Clerk's files July 1878
6 7 County Clerk's files August 1878
6 8 County Clerk's files September 1878
6 9 County Clerk's files October 1878-November 1878
6 10 County Clerk's files December 1878-January 1879
6 11 County Clerk's files February 1879-March 1879
6 12 County Clerk's files April 1879-May 1879
6 13 County Clerk's files June 1879-July 9, 1879
6 14 County Clerk's files July 10, 1879-December 1879
7 1 County Clerk's files January 1880
7 2 County Clerk's files Februray 1880
7 3 County Clerk's files March 1880
7 4 County Clerk's files April 1880
7 5 County Clerk's files May 1880-June 1880
7 6 County Clerk's files July 1880
7 7 County Clerk's files September 1880
7 8 County Clerk's files January 1881-March 1881
7 9 County Clerk's files April 1881-May 1881
7 10 County Clerk's files June 1881
7 11 County Clerk's files July 1881
7 12 County Clerk's files July 1881-September 1881
8 1 County Clerk's files October 1881
8 2 County Clerk's files November 1881-December 1881
8 3 County Clerk's files January 1882
8 4 County Clerk's files February 1882
8 5 County Clerk's files March 1, 1882-March 7, 1882
8 6 County Clerk's files March 8, 1882-March 28, 1882
8 7 County Clerk's files April 1882-May 1882
8 8 County Clerk's files June 1, 1882-June 12, 1882
8 9 County Clerk's files June 16, 1882-June 26, 1882
8 10 County Clerk's files July 1882
8 11 County Clerk's files August 1882
8 12 County Clerk's files September 1882-November 1882
8 13 County Clerk's files December 1882
9 1 County Clerk's files January 1883
9 2 County Clerk's files February 1883
9 3 County Clerk's files March 1883-April 1883
9 4 County Clerk's files May 1883-June 1883
9 5 County Clerk's files July 1883
9 6 County Clerk's files August 1883-September 1883
9 7 County Clerk's files October 1883-December 1883
9 8 County Clerk's files January 1884-February 1884
9 9 County Clerk's files March 1884-April 1884
9 10 County Clerk's files May 1884
9 11 County Clerk's files June 1884
9 12 County Clerk's files July 1884-August 1884
9 13 County Clerk's files September 1884-October 1884
10 1 County Clerk's files November 1884
10 2 County Clerk's files December 1884
10 3 County Clerk's files January 1885
10 4 County Clerk's files February 1885
10 5 County Clerk's files March 1885-April 7, 1885
10 6 County Clerk's files April 8, 1885
10 7 County Clerk's files April 9, 1885- April 29, 1885
10 8 County Clerk's files May 1885
10 9 County Clerk's files June 1885-September 1885
10 10 County Clerk's files October 1885
10 11 County Clerk's files November 1885-December 1885
10 12 County Clerk's files January 1886-February 3, 1886
10 13 County Clerk's files February 3, 1886-February 4, 1886
11 1 County Clerk's files March 1886-April 1886
11 2 County Clerk's files May 1886
11 3 County Clerk's files June 1886
11 4 County Clerk's files July 1886-August 1886
11 5 County Clerk's files September 1886-October 1886
11 6 County Clerk's files November 2, 1886
11 7 County Clerk's files November 11, 1886-December 1886
11 8 County Clerk's files January 1, 1887-January 2, 1887
11 9 County Clerk's files January 3, 1887-January 25, 1887
11 10 County Clerk's files February 1887
11 11 County Clerk's files March 1887
11 12 County Clerk's files April 1887-May 1887
11 13 County Clerk's files June 1887
12 1 County Clerk's files July 1887-August 1887
12 2 County Clerk's files September 1887
12 3 County Clerk's files October 1887
12 4 County Clerk's files November 1887
12 5 County Clerk's files December 1887
12 6 County Clerk's files February 1888-March 1888
12 7 County Clerk's files April 1888
12 8 County Clerk's files May 1888
12 9 County Clerk's files May 1888
12 10 County Clerk's files June 1888
12 11 County Clerk's files July 1888-September 1888
13 1 County Clerk's files October 1888-November 1888
13 2 County Clerk's files December 1888
13 3 County Clerk's files January 1889-March 1889
13 4 County Clerk's files April 1889-May 1889
13 5 County Clerk's files July 1889-September 1889
13 6 County Clerk's files October 1889-November 1889
13 7 County Clerk's files December 1889
13 8 County Clerk's files January 1890
13 9 County Clerk's files February 1890-March 1890
13 10 County Clerk's files April 1890-May 1890
13 11 County Clerk's files June 1890
13 12 County Clerk's files July 1890
13 13 County Clerk's files August 1890
14 1 County Clerk's files September 1, 1890-September 4, 1890
14 2 County Clerk's files September 10, 1890-November 1890
14 3 County Clerk's files December 1890
14 4 County Clerk's files February 1891
14 5 County Clerk's files April 1891
14 6 County Clerk's files June 1891
14 7 County Clerk's files June 1891-August 1891
14 8 County Clerk's files October 1891
14 9 County Clerk's files November 1891-December 1891
14 10 County Clerk's files January 1892-May 1892
14 11 County Clerk's files June 1892
14 12 County Clerk's files July 1892
14 13 County Clerk's files July 1892-September 1892
15 1 County Clerk's files October 1892
15 2 County Clerk's files November 1892
15 3 County Clerk's files December 1892
15 4 County Clerk's files January 1893-March 1893
15 5 County Clerk's files April 1893-July 1893
15 6 County Clerk's files September 1893-November 1893
15 7 County Clerk's files January 1894-May 1894
15 8 County Clerk's files June 1894
15 9 County Clerk's files July 1894
15 10 County Clerk's files August 1894
15 11 County Clerk's files September 1, 1894-September 5, 1894
15 12 County Clerk's files September 6, 1894-September 25, 1894
15 13 County Clerk's files October 1894-December 1894
15 14 County Clerk's files January 1895-March 1895
16 1 County Clerk's files April 1895-July 1895
16 2 County Clerk's files August 1895-September 1895
16 3 County Clerk's files October 1895-November 1895
16 4 County Clerk's files December 1895
16 5 County Clerk's files January 1896-February 1896
16 6 County Clerk's files March 1896-July 1896
16 7 County Clerk's files August 1896
16 8 County Clerk's files September 1896
16 9 County Clerk's files October 1896
16 10 County Clerk's files November 1, 1896-November 7, 1896
16 11 County Clerk's files November 10, 1896-December 1896
16 12 County Clerk's files January 1, 1897-January 7, 1897
16 13 County Clerk's files January 8, 1897-February 4, 1897
16 14 County Clerk's files February 5, 1897-March 1897
17 1 County Clerk's files June 1897-October 1897
17 2 County Clerk's files November 1897-1920
17 3 County Clerk's files Undated
17 4 County Clerk's files Undated
17 5 County Commissioners 1856
17 6 County Commissioners 1857-July 1858
17 7 County Commissioners September 1858-December 1858
17 8 Notary Public Book 1880-1881
17 9 Liquor Licenses and Bonds 1854-August 1866
17 10 Liquor Licenses and Bonds September 1866-May 1883
17 11 Liquor Licenses and Bonds July 1883-April 1884
17 12 Liquor Licenses and Bonds May 1884-May 1885
17 13 Liquor Licenses and Bonds March 1887-December 1888
17 14 Liquor Licenses and Bonds 1890-1894
18 1 Marriage Licenses 1872-March 1873
18 2 Marriage Licenses April 1873-1892
18 3 Miscellaneous Other Licenses 1858-1871
18 4 Miscellaneous 1866-1897 Undated
Volume
1 County Commissioners Journal, (including: road petitions, tax assessment, tax petitions, jury lists, scalp bounties, school districts, road districts, election precincts, "indigent" care, ferry operations, liquor licenses, lists of judges and clerks, and proceedings of Board of Equalization) August 1891–November 1893
Volume
12 Bonds - “Records of Official Bonds, Vol. 3,” 1884
Volume
17 Record of Bonds for Licenses 1853-1856
Volume
18 Record of Sales of Stray Animals 1857-1859
Volume
21 District Court Bar Dockets, folded into back of volume is census schedule for [Lelana?] Precinct, Jackson County 1870
Subseries B: Finances
The vast majority of this subseries consists of county warrants (what we might call “checks” today), and most of the bound volumes listed in this subseries pertain to court expenses.
Box
19 Warrants 1857 1860 1864-1868 1872 1875-1882
20 Warrants 1883-1884
21 Warrants 1884-1885
22 Warrants 1886-1888
23 Warrants 1888-1890
24 Warrants 1890-1891
25 Warrants 1892-1898
26 Warrants 1898-1900
27 Warrants 1900-1902
28 Warrants 1902-1903
29 Warrants 1903-1904
30 Warrants 1904-1905
31 Warrants 1905-1906
32 Warrants 1906-1909
33 Warrants 1909-1914
34 Warrants and associated materials 1914-1915 1919 1920 Undated
Volume
2 Records of County warrants (miscellaneous) 1853-1858
Volume
29 County Court Clerk’s Blotter 1901-1902 1907-1908
Volume
36 Circuit Court Fee Book 1861-1864
Volume
37 Circuit Court Fee Book 1873-1882
Volume
38 Index to Fee Book (Volume 37) 1873-1882
Volume
39 Circuit Court Fee Book 1882-1885
Volume
50 Treasurer's Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account" 1855-1861
Volume
51 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account" 1893-1896
Volume
52 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account" 1896
Volume
61 Treasurer’s Receipts – “Order Book From Dec. 8" 1860-1861
Subseries C: Property
Papers related to property fall into three groups: real property (including mining claims and water rights), personal or mobile property (called “Chattel” property), and estates (of the deceased).
Box
Folder
35 1 Real property – mining 1860-1870
35 2 Real property – mining 1871-1874
35 3 Real property – mining January 1875-March 1875
35 4 Real property – mining April 1875-1877
35 5 Real property – mining 1878
35 6 Real property – mining 1879-1880 1896 Undated
35 7 Water rights 1867-1878
35 8 Mortgages on real property 1871-1898
35 9 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property 1861-1877
35 10 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property 1878-1880
35 11 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property 1881
35 12 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property January 1881-June 16, 1882
35 13 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property June 25, 1882-November 1882
35 14 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property 1883
35 15 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property January 1884-March 1884
35 16 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property April 1884-December 1884
36 1 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property January 1885-April 1885
36 2 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property May 1885-September 1885
36 3 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property October 1885-December 1885 1886
36 4 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property 1887-1889
36 5 Mortgages on mobile (“Chattel”) property 1890–1894
36 6 Person property – miscellaneous, 1864 – 1884 1864-1884
36 7 Estates (usually of deceased), 1872 – 1906 1872-1906
36 8 Real property sales/transferences (including Land Grant Titles) 1865–1879
36 9 Real property sales/transferences (including Land Grant Titles) 1901
Volume
3 October 1856-1867
Volume
4 Mortgage records – “Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing” 1873-1876
Volume
5 Mortgage records – “Abstracts of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing 1889 Jackson County” 1889-1890
Volume
6 Mortgage records (similar to vol. 4) 1891
Volume
7 Mortgage records – “Unsatisfied Instruments Jackson County” 1892
Volume
8 Mining records – “Ledger.” Includes quartz mining claims; water ditch claims, sale of claims, certificate of examination, river and bar claims, Cinnabar claims includes alphabetical tab index with last names listed. Chinese miners show up in these documents (see p. 18-19, 20-22). 1860-1861
Volume
8a Mining records – “Mining Record No. 7.” Includes sale ("conveyance") of mining claims, holds of quartz claims, water privileges, gulch claims. Chinese miners appear in these documents (see p. 7, 31, 35, 115) 1864-1866
Volume
9 Mining records. (Similar to vol. 8a) 1866
Volume
10 Mining records – “Records of Mining Claims and Water Rights Volume 13.” (Similar to vol. 8a; includes Chinese miners on p. 56) 1872-1875
Volume
11 Mining records – “Record of Mining Claims and Water Rights Volume 15” (Similar to vol. 8a) 1875-1876
Volume
46 Plat book Undated ca. 1850-ca. 1892
Subseries D: Taxation
This subseries includes tax assessment schedules, tax receipts, tax collector appointment materials, tax return statements, county commission hearings, delinquent taxes, property sold and hearings before the Board of Equalization (tax protests).
Box
Folder
37 1 Assessments 1859-1908 Undated
37 2 Assessments by precinct (Applegate) 1887
37 3 Assessments by precinct (Antioch - Ashland) 1909
37 4 Assessments by precinct (Barron) 1909
37 5 Assessments by precinct (Big Butte - Gold Hill) 1909
37 6 Assessments by precinct (Jiville - Sam's Valley) 1909
37 7 Assessments by precinct (Sterling - Woodville) 1909
37 8 Assessments, road tax 1854
37 9 Assessments (no precinct noted) Undated
37 10 Assessments (no precinct noted) Undated
37 11 Assessments (no precinct noted) Undated
37 12 Board of Equalization 1878-October 1911
37 13 Board of Equalization 1911 Undated
37 14 Tax receipt books 1891
38 Tax receipt books, large books 1891
39 Tax receipt books, large books 1893-1895
40 Tax receipt books, large books 1895
41 Tax receipt books, small books 1885-1886 1889 1890
42 Tax receipt books, small books 1891
43 Tax receipt books, small books 1892 1896
44 Tax receipt books, medium books March 1896-April 1896
45 Tax receipt books, medium books May 1896-April 1897
46 Tax receipt books, medium books April 1897-December 1897
Volume
1 County Commissioners journal, (including: road petitions, tax assessment, tax petitions, jury lists, scalp bounties, school districts, road districts, election precincts, "indigent" care, ferry operations, liquor licenses, lists of judges and clerks, and proceedings of Board of Equalization) August 1891–November 1893
Volume
41 Assessment rolls. Book describes land and values of real and personal property, and the amount of taxes due in 1868 that "remain due and unpaid." (Rough alphabetical organization. Includes town, name of person, value of property, poll tax, and total tax.) 1868-1869
Volume
42 Assessment rolls (similar to volume 41. Includes assessments of Chinese residents, pages 146, 151, 290) 1868-1870
Volume
43 Assessment rolls (similar to volume 41. Includes assessments of Chinese residents, page 136) 1871
Volume
44 Assessment rolls (similar to volume 41). Undated [1873] ca. 1873
Volume
45 Assessment rolls - "Tax Book for Linkville" (similar to volume 41. Loose documents in back of volume) 1872-1873
Volume
46 Minutes of Board of Tax Equalization board meetings (includes women, the Oregon and California Railroad Company, and the Medford Brewing Company) 1893-1908
Volume
50 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account” 1855-1861
Volume
51 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account” 1893-1896
Volume
52 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account” 1896
Volume
53 Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax 1893-1894
Volume
54 Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax 1894
Volume
55 Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax 1894
Volume
56 Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax 1901
Volume
57 Delinquent tax register. Lists includes precinct, names, roll number, description of property, number of acres, and taxes. Organized alphabetically 1873
Volume
58 Delinquent tax register. Lists includes precinct, names, roll number, description of property, number of acres, and taxes. Organized alphabetically 1881
Volume
59 Delinquent tax register. Lists includes precinct, names, roll number, description of property, number of acres, and taxes. Organized alphabetically 1888
Volume
60 Record sale of delinquent tax property. Sales listings with newspaper clippings, name of purchaser, and price paid 1895-1900
Volume
61 Treasurer’s Receipts – “Order Book From Dec. 8" 1860-1861
Subseries E: Roads
This subseries documents road-building, including surveys, requests, taxes, and donated labor.
Box
Folder
47 1 Road petitions 1856
47 2 Road petitions February 1857-July 1857
47 3 Road petitions August 1857-December 1857
47 4 Road petitions 1858
47 5 Road petitions 1859-1862
47 6 Road petitions 1863
47 7 Road petitions 1864
47 8 Road petitions 1865
47 9 Road petitions 1866
47 10 Road petitions 1867-1868
47 11 Road petitions 1869
47 12 Road petitions January 1870-April 1870
47 13 Road petitions May 1870
47 14 Road petitions June 1870
48 1 Road petitions July 1870-December 1870
48 2 Road petitions January 1871-February 1871
48 3 Road petitions March 1871-April, 10 1871
48 4 Road petitions April 22, 1871-May 1871
48 5 Road petitions June 1871-December 1871
48 6 Road petitions January 1872-February 1872
48 7 Road petitions March 1872-April 1872
48 8 Road petitions May 1, 1872-May 7, 1872
48 9 Road petitions May 8, 1872-July 1872
48 10 Road petitions August 1872-December 1872
48 11 Road petitions January 1873-February 1873
48 12 Road petitions March 1873-June 1873
49 1 Road petitions July 1873-August 1873
49 2 Road petitions September 1873-December 1873
49 3 Road petitions January 1874-April 1874
49 4 Road petitions May 1874-July 1874
49 5 Road petitions August 1874-December 1874
49 6 Road petitions January 1, 1875-January 6, 1875
49 7 Road petitions January 7, 1875-February 1875
49 8 Road petitions April 1875-September 1875
49 9 Road petitions October 1875-December 1875
49 10 Road petitions January 1876-April 1876
49 11 Road petitions May 1876-December 1876
49 12 Road petitions January 1877
49 13 Road petitions February 1877-May 1877
49 14 Road petitions June 1877-December 1877
49 15 Road petitions January 1, 1878-January 7, 1878
50 1 Road petitions January 9, 1878-January 31, 1878
50 2 Road petitions February 1878-June 1878
50 3 Road petitions July 1878-November 1878
50 4 Road petitions January 1879
50 5 Road petitions February 1879-May 1879
50 6 Road petitions June 1879-December 1879
50 7 Road petitions January 1880-February 1880
50 8 Road petitions February 1880-July 1880 1880
50 9 Road petitions January 1881-February 1881
50 10 Road petitions March 1881-December 1881
50 11 Road petitions January 1882
50 12 Road petitions February 1882-December 1882
50 13 Road petitions January 1883-December 1883
50 14 Road petitions January 1884-May 1884
50 15 Road petitions June 1884-July 1884
51 1 Road petitions August 1884-October 1885
51 2 Road petitions January 1886-April 1886
51 3 Road petitions May 1886-August 1886
51 4 Road petitions September 1886-December 1886
51 5 Road petitions 1887
51 6 Road petitions January 1888-April 1888
51 7 Road petitions May 1888
51 8 Road petitions August 1888-September 1888
51 9 Road petitions August 1888-September 1888
51 10 Road petitions October 1888-November 1888
51 11 Road petitions February 1889-April 1889
51 12 Road petitions May 1889-June 1889
51 13 Road petitions July 1889-September 1889
51 14 Road petitions October 1889
52 1 Road petitions May 1890-August 1890
52 2 Road petitions September 1890-October 1890
52 3 Road petitions November 1890-December 1890
52 4 Road petitions January 1891-June 1891
52 5 Road petitions July 1891-September 1891
52 6 Road petitions October 1891-December 1891
52 7 Road petitions January 2, 1892-January 6, 1892
52 8 Road petitions January 7, 1892-April 1892
52 9 Road petitions May 1892-June 1892
52 10 Road petitions June 24, 1892-November 1892
52 11 Road petitions December 1892
52 12 Road petitions 1893
52 13 Road petitions April 1894-June 1894
53 1 Road petitions July 1894-December 1894
53 2 Road petitions January 1895-March 1895
53 3 Road petitions April 1895-August 5, 1895
53 4 Road petitions September 1895-December 1895
53 5 Road petitions January 1896-June 1896
53 6 Road petitions July 1896-December 1896
53 7 Road petitions 1897
53 8 Road petitions 1904 1909
53 9 Road petitions 1910
53 10 Road petitions 1910-1911
53 11 Road petitions 1914 Undated
Volume
1 County Commissioners Journal, (including: road petitions, tax assessment, tax petitions, jury lists, scalp bounties, school districts, road districts, election precincts, "indigent" care, ferry operations, liquor licenses, lists of judges and clerks, and proceedings of Board of Equalization) August 1891–November 1893
Subseries F: Elections
Consisting primarily of voter registration books from the early 20th century, this subseries also includes a handful of election returns.
Box
Folder
54 1 Election petitions 1857-ca. 1875
54 2 Election returns 1876-1913
54 3 Precinct record books (South Ashland) 1902
54 4 Precinct record books (West Ashland) 1902
54 5 Precinct record books (Big Butte-Climax) 1902
54 6 Precinct record books (Dunn) 1902
54 7 Precinct record books (Gold Hill) 1902
54 8 Precinct record books (Applegate) 1904
54 9 Precinct record books (East Ashland) 1904
54 10 Precinct record books (South Ashland) 1904
54 11 Precinct record books (Barron) 1904
54 12 Precinct record books (Central Point, Eagle Point) 1904
54 13 Precinct record books (Gold Hill) 1904
55 1 Precinct record books (North Jacksonville) 1904
55 2 Precinct record books (Mound-Proxy) 1904
55 3 Precinct record books (Phoenix) 1904
55 4 Precinct record books (Sterling-Trail) 1904
55 5 Precinct record books (Union) 1904
55 6 Precinct record books (Lake Creek) 1906
55 7 Precinct record books (Applegate) 1908
55 8 Precinct record books (East Ashland) 1908
55 9 Precinct record books (South Ashland) 1908
55 10 Precinct record books (Central Point) 1908
55 11 Precinct record books (Eagle Point) 1908
55 12 Precinct record books (Foots Creek) 1908
56 1 Precinct record books (Meadows) 1908
56 2 Precinct record books (Phoenix) 1908
56 3 Precinct record books (Roxy-Sam's Valley) 1908
56 4 Precinct record books (Trail-Union) 1908
56 5 Precinct record books (Watkins) 1908
56 6 Precinct record books (Winer) 1908
56 7 Precinct record books (Central Point) 1910
56 8 Precinct record books (Northwest Medford) 1910
56 9 Precinct record books (Central Medford) 1910
56 10 Precinct record books (Mound) 1910
56 11 Precinct record books (Northwest Medford) 1910
57 1 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations September 1910-September 1911
57 2 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations September 1911
57 3 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations April 1912
57 4 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations April 1912
57 5 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations April 1912
57 6 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations April 1912
57 7 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations April 1912
58 1 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations April 1912
58 2 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations October 1913-November 1913
58 3 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations November 1913
58 4 Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations November 1913
Volume
1 County Commissioners Journal, (including: road petitions, tax assessment, tax petitions, jury lists, scalp bounties, school districts, road districts, election precincts, "indigent" care, ferry operations, liquor licenses, lists of judges and clerks, and proceedings of Board of Equalization) August 1891–November 1893
Volume
13 Oregon Registration Blanks 1900
Volume
14 Oregon Registration Blanks 1908
Volume
14a Oregon Registration Blanks 1908
Volume
14b Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration. 1908
Volume
14c Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration. 1908
Volume
15 Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration. 1910
Volume
16 Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration. 1912
Volume
16a Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration. 1912
Subseries G: Animal Control
This subseries brings together almost three decades of records of animal control - in the form of "animal scalp bounties" - in Jackson County.
1853-1920
Box
59 Animal scalp bounty warrants 1888-1915
Volume
1 County Commissioners Journal, (including: road petitions, tax assessment, tax petitions, jury lists, animal scalp bounties, school districts, road districts, election precincts, "indigent" care, ferry operations, liquor licenses, lists of judges and clerks, and proceedings of Board of Equalization) August 1891–November 1893
Volume
18 Record of sales of stray animals 1857-1859
Volume
66 Animal scalp bounties – “Scalp Record #2” 1888-1891
Subseries H: Military Affairs
These records are limited to 1864 and 1874 bound volumes listing Jackson County residents available to perform military duty. Related material is filed chronologically in subseries A: Administrative papers.
1864 1874
Volume
47 "List of Persons liable to do Military Duty" (Jackson Co.)
This list was compiled by the county assessor, arranged alphabetically, and includes name and "residence in precinct."
1864
48 “Military Roll for the Year 1874.” Alphabetically arranged, includes name, age, precinct, and notes of county assessor. 1874

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Series II:  Judicial

Court cases in this series are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the defendant. When multiple documents relating to a single case are available they are grouped in a white sleeve within the file folder. Researches are expected to preserve this grouping. A detailed list of all the court cases in the Judicial, County, and Circuit Court subseries is a current project of Special Collections & University Archives. Please ask at the reference desk for a working copy.

The scope and quality of documents on each case vary widely from, for example, a single bench warrant to detailed court proceedings including the examination of witnesses. A vast majority of these cases fall into the first category. The jurisdiction of each court follows roughly: Justice Court at the lowest level, then Circuit Court and then District Court; County Court was below District Court but the legal matters it took up rarely overlapped with Justice or Circuit courts.

Note: The bound volumes associated with this series are not listed in a regular ascending order. Rather, the volumes listed with each subseries (i.e. 2, 12, 16, 24a, etc.) reflect only those volumes associated with that specific subseries. Individual volumes are listed with each relevant subseries.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Sheriff
The Sheriff’s service records, which constitute the bulk of this subseries, document foreclosures (done through the Circuit Court) and the sale of property. Researchers will find record of the sheriff’s arrests in the Administration Series (the Administrative subseries – I. A.).
Box
Folder
1 1 Miscellaneous Sheriff & Sheriff's Service Records, A-Bar
1 2 Sheriff's service records, Be-Ch 1910-1920
1 3 Sheriff's service records, Ch-Cu 1910-1920
1 4 Sheriff's service records, D-E 1910-1920
1 5 Sheriff's service records, F-Ha 1910-1920
1 6 Sheriff's service records, He-Ja 1910-1920
1 7 Sheriff's service records, K-La 1910-1920
2 1 Sheriff's service records, Ma-Mi 1910-1920
2 2 Sheriff's service records, Mo-Pa 1910-1920
2 3 Sheriff's service records, Ph-Rh 1910-1920
2 4 Sheriff's service records, Sc-Te 1910-1920
2 5 Sheriff's service records, Th-To 1910-1920
2 6 Sheriff's service records, Tor-W 1910-1920
2 7 Sheriff's service records, Y-Z 1910-1920
2 8 Sheriff's service records, Oversized, B-P 1910-1920
Volume
50 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account" 1855-1861
Volume
51 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account" 1893-1896
Volume
52 Treasurer’s Ledger – “Treasurer’s Account and Sheriff’s Account" 1896
Subseries B: Court Recorder
Most of the court recorder documents consist of notebooks recording court cases that are taken in shorthand.
Box
3 Edwards Undated
3 Hawlin Undated
3 Phipps Undated
3 1890 1890
3 1891 1891
3 1892 1892
3 1893 1893
3 1897 1897
3 1899 1899
3 1917 1917
Folder
4 1 Shorthand notes, Lance v. Lance Undated
4 2 Shorthand notes, A-B
4 3 Shorthand notes, C-F
4 4 Shorthand notes, G-Ha
4 5 Shorthand notes, He-Mer
4 6 Shorthand notes, Mes-Mey
4 7 Shorthand notes, Mi-Mo
4 8 Shorthand notes, N-S
4 9 Shorthand notes, W-Unidentified
Subseries C: Justice Court (also Justice of the Peace Court)
Jackson County’s Justice Court dealt disproportionately with criminal cases. Many of these cases contain only scant evidence from the trial. These cases offer a glimpse into the lives of some of the more marginal county residents – such as the poor, immigrants (including Chinese, Irish, Hawaiian or "Kanaka" and Eastern European), and women.These legal documents are arranged alphabetically by last name of defendant.
Box
Folder
5 1 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Robbery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Stolen property
  • Rape
  • Embezzlement
5 2 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
5 3 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Larceny
  • Mayhem
  • Claiming of goods under false pretenses
5 4 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Threatened crime--arson
  • Forgery
  • Trespassing
  • Rape
  • Indecency--behavior injurious to public decency
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
5 5 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
  • Game laws--killing of deer
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Assault and battery
5 6 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Larceny
  • Weapons--pointing of gun
  • Defacement
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Murder--attempt to kill by shooting
5 7 Court clerk case documents, B-C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Grand larceny
  • Liquor--Sunday laws--selling liquor on Sunday
  • Liquor--selling to Indians
  • Murder
  • Forgery
  • Sodomy
  • Recoupment--money
5 8 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Misdemeanor
  • Assault and battery
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Robbery
  • Trespassing
5 9 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Assault and battery
  • Indecent exposure
5 10 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Attempt to riot
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Carrying concealed weapons
  • Forgery
  • Murder
5 11 Court clerk case documents, C-D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Vagrancy
  • Larceny
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
  • Defacement of structure
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Attempt to rape
  • Adultery
5 12 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Game laws--mutilation of deer
  • Recoupment--money
5 13 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Larceny
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Trespassing
5 14 Court clerk case documents, D-E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Grand larceny
  • Nuisance--exploding of dynamite
  • Burglary
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
6 1 Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Dafacement--cutting down trees on another's land
  • Violation of game laws
  • Larceny
  • Prize fighting
  • Impersonating a police officer
  • Assault and battery
6 2 Court clerk case documents, F
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Prostitution; solicitation
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon; assault for the purpose of robbery
  • Burglary
  • Larceny
  • Defacement to private property
  • Assault and battery
  • Fraud
  • Accessory to murder
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
6 3 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Disturbance--an assembly of people
  • Burglary
  • Trespassing with intent to commit a felony
6 4 Court clerk case documents, G-H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Arson
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Embezzlement
  • Assault with intent to rob
  • Gross fraud
6 5 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Selling without a license
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Larceny
6 6 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Larceny
  • Adultery
  • Forgery
6 7 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Threatening crime against another
  • Assault and battery
  • Grand larceny
6 8 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Robbery
  • Recoupment--money
  • Theft--Riding a rail car with intent to steal a ride
  • Larceny
6 9 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Burglary
  • Abduction--kidnapping
6 10 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Violation of game laws
  • Burglary
  • Larceny
  • Seduction under promise of marriage
6 11 Court clerk case documents, I-J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault and battery
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • Larceny
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
  • Game laws--killing of deer
6 12 Court clerk case documents, State v. George Justus
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
7 1 Court clerk case documents, J-K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Petit larceny
  • Robbery
  • Forgery
  • Misdemeanor
  • Larceny
7 2 Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Abduction
  • Forcible entry
  • Detainer
  • Larceny
7 3 Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Burglary
  • Game laws--altering of brands
  • Attempted poisoning
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Larceny
  • Acts of indecency
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
7 4 Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Seduction
  • Gambling
  • Burglary
  • Selling quantities of liquor
  • Game laws--hunting with dogs
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
  • Rape
7 5 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Game laws--killing illegal number of deer
  • Disobeying court injunctions
  • Malicious destruction/killing of property
  • Larceny
  • Failure to provide spousal and child support
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
  • Murder
  • Forgery
7 6 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Aiding and abetting prize fighting
  • Larceny
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Selling without a license
  • Game laws--killing of deer
7 7 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
  • Murder
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Larceny
  • Forgery
  • Recoupment--money
  • Rape
  • Burglary
  • Seduction under the promise of marriage
7 8 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Threaten crime--assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Larceny
  • Vagrancy
  • Assault and battery
7 9 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Failure to provide spousal and child support
  • Keeping a house for gambling
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Knowingly passing counterfeit money
  • Larceny
  • Threaten crime against another
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
7 10 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Grand larceny
  • Forgery
  • Malicious injury to property
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
  • Petit larceny
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Trespass
  • Fornication
7 11 Court clerk case documents, N-P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Forgery
  • Malicious injury to property
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Petit larceny
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Trespass
  • Fornication
  • Game law--fish law
  • Assault and battery
  • Seduction under the promise of marriage
  • Fraud against a person
  • Burglary
  • Disturbance of religious assembly
7 12 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Forgery
  • Assault with intent to rape
  • Incest
  • Defacement of a structure
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
7 13 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Murder
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Refusal to pay board bill
  • Burglary
  • Forgery
7 14 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Malicious injury to property
  • Assault and battery
  • Fraud--refusal to pay bill
  • Obtain under false pretenses
  • Riot
  • Assault
7 15 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Perjury
  • Assault and battery
  • Threat to kill
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Malicious injury to property
  • Murder
8 1 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Forcible entry
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Rape
  • Assault and battery
  • Forgery
  • Asault with intent to rape
  • Arson attempt
8 2 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
8 3 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Murder
  • Assault and battery
  • Intent to defraud
  • Larceny
  • Game law--prosession of deer meat
  • Aiding and abetting prizefighting
  • Libel
  • Perjury
  • Theft of money
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
8 4 Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Forgery
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Petit larceny
  • Game law--fish law
8 5 Court clerk case documents, U-W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Abusive language
  • Threaten crime
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Vagrancy
  • Larceny
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault and battery
  • Rape
  • Assault with intent to kill
8 6 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Assault and battery
  • Larceny
  • Embezzlement
  • Murder
  • Threaten to kill
  • Fornication
  • Fugitive
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Vagrancy
  • Contempt of court injunctions/charges
8 7 Court clerk case documents, W-Y, No defendant listed
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Rape
  • False pretenses--money
  • Forgery
  • Burglary
  • Obstruction of public highway
  • Counterfeiting--passing of forged instrument
  • Embezzlement
Subseries D: Circuit Court
The Circuit Court records are, by far, the most extensive court records contained in this collection. Circuit Court trials involved property and contacts more so than Justice Court – including cases involving divorce and property foreclosures. Jury summons and Grand Jury subpoenas are also located here.
Box
Folder
9 1 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Misdemeanor
  • Refusal to pay bill
  • Perjury
  • Recoupment--property
9 2 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
9 3 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
9 4 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
9 5 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Attempt to commit sodomy
  • Recoupment--money
9 6 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
9 7 Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Weapons--pointing of gun
9 8 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
9 9 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
9 10 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
9 11 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Restraining order
  • Custody
9 12 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
10 1 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Game law--unlawful shooting
10 2 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
10 3 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--property
10 4 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
10 5 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
10 6 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Defacement--structure
  • Assault and battery
  • Malicious and wanton destruction of property
10 7 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault
  • Recoupment--money
10 8 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
10 9 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
10 10 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Recoupment--money
10 11 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
10 12 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mines and mining
  • Claim adjudication/recoupment
11 1 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder--self defense
11 2 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
11 3 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
11 4 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
11 5 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Property--negligence
11 6 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
11 7 Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Murder
11 8 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
11 9 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
11 10 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Insanity
  • Selling liquor without a license
  • Selling quantities of liquor
11 11 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights
  • Ownership and use of ditch
  • Ditch construction
11 12 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Recoupment--damages
11 13 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Robbery
  • Recoupment--money
12 1 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault
  • Recoupment--money
12 2 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Larceny
12 3 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
12 4 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
12 5 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
12 6 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Seduction
12 7 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
12 8 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Property--appropriation
  • Suit to establish guardianship
  • Suit to establish a trust and for an accounting of trust
12 9 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Intent to defraud by destroying property
12 10 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
12 11 Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--damages
12 12 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
  • Contempt of court injunctions
13 1 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Sale/recoupment of property
13 2 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Sale/recoupment of property
13 3 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Sale/recoupment of property
13 4 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Divorce
13 5 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
  • Burglary
  • Breaking and entering
  • Living in indecency
13 6 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
13 7 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
13 8 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
13 9 Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
13 10 Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Adultery
  • Assault with intent to commit rape
13 11 Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Impersonation of police officer
  • Obtainment under false pretenses
14 1 Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Inventory of assets of insolvent debtor
14 2 Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
14 3 Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
14 4 Court clerk case documents, F
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
14 5 Court clerk case documents, F
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
  • Contempt of court injunctions
  • Divorce
14 6 Court clerk case documents, F
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Malicious and wanton destruction of property
  • Indecent exposure
14 7 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
14 8 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Game law--hunting with dogs
14 9 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
14 10 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
14 11 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights
  • Construction of ditch
15 1 Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--property
15 2 Court clerk case documents, G-H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Rape
15 3 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
15 4 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--wages
  • Partitioning of property
  • text
  • text
  • text
15 5 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Game laws--possession of deer with intent to sell
15 6 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Restraining order
  • Unlawful possession of property
15 7 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--property
15 8 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Game law--possessin of deer
  • Embezzlement
15 9 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
15 10 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • perjury
15 11 Court clerk case documents, v. Helms
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
15 12 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
16 1 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Sale/partition of property
  • Restraining order
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Recoupment--money
16 2 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
16 3 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
16 4 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
16 5 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Recoupment--money
16 6 Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Game law--killing of deer
16 7 Court clerk case documents, H-I
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
16 8 Court clerk case documents, I-J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
16 9 Court Clerk case documents, Beekman v. Jackson County
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Road construction
  • Assessment of road and land value
  • Damages for land taken by county road
16 10 Court clerk case documents, J
17 1 Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Foreclosure
17 2 Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Contempt of court injunctions
  • Recoupment--money
17 3 Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
17 4 Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights
  • Mines and mining
17 5 Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Robbery
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
17 6 Court clerk case documents, v. James and Otter
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Insolvent debtor
17 7 Court clerk case documents, v. James and Otter
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Malicious injury to animals
17 8 Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
17 9 Court clerk case documents, J-K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
17 10 Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
17 11 Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
18 1 Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
18 2 Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
18 3 Court clerk case documents, K-L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
18 4 Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
18 5 Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
18 6 Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Buying and concealing stolen property
  • Game law--possession of deer
  • Recoupment--money
  • Trespassing
18 7 Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
18 8 Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Recoupment--money
  • Fornication
18 9 Court clerk case documents, v. Mackey
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
18 10 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
18 11 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
18 12 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
19 1 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
19 2 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
19 3 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
19 4 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Manslaughter
  • Divorce
19 5 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
19 6 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Selling liquor to a minor
19 7 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
19 8 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
19 9 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Deed cancellation
  • Recoupment--money
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Divorce
  • Custody
19 10 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Selling illegal quantities of liquor
  • Distrubing the peace
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--property
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Maliciously breaking a water ditch
  • Mine--foreclosure of lien
19 11 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Indecent exposure
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Weapons--pointing a gun at a person
19 12 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Forgery
20 1 Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Foreclosing tax lien
  • Obstruction of a public highway
20 2 Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Sale of short weight meat
  • Mortgage foreclosure
20 3 Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
20 4 Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
20 5 Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
20 6 Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
20 7 Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
20 8 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Blackmail
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Divorce
20 9 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
20 10 Court clerk case documents, v. Olwell
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Recoupment--damages
20 11 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
20 12 Court clerk case documents, v. O'Neal
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
21 1 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Murder
21 2 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
21 3 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
21 4 Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
21 5 Court clerk case documents, v. Owen
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Suit in equity to quiet title
21 6 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Property dispute
21 7 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
21 8 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Keeping of a house of indecency [prostitution]
  • Divorce
  • Insanity
21 9 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Libel
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
21 10 Court clerk case documents, v. Pogue
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
22 1 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--damages
22 2 Court clerk case documents, v. Presley
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
22 3 Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
22 4 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery with intent to kill
  • Larceny
22 5 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Property dispute
  • Recoupment--money
22 6 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Selling liquor to a minor
22 7 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
22 8 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
22 9 Court clerk case documents, v. Rice
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights--suit inequity
22 10 Court clerk case documents, v. Rice
22 11 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
22 12 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Robbery
23 1 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Threaten to kill
23 2 Court clerk case documents, v. Rowland
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
23 3 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
23 4 Court clerk case documents, v. Ruble
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
23 5 Court clerk case documents, v. Ruble
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
23 6 Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
23 7 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
23 8 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
23 9 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
23 10 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
24 1 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Selling liquor without a license
24 2 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Arson
24 3 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Larceny
24 4 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
24 5 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Keeping a house of indecency [prostitution]
24 6 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment
  • Libel
24 7 Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Malicious injury to property
  • Destroy public records
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Breaking terms of parole
24 8 Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Accounting mistake correction
24 9 Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
24 10 Court clerk case documents, v. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Deposition
24 11 Court clerk case documents, v. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Deposition
24 12 Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
25 Court clerk case documents, v. M. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this box:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
26 1 Court clerk case documents, v. M. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
26 2 Court clerk case documents, v. M. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
27 1 Court clerk case documents, v. Tobias Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Bills
  • Depositions
27 2 Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
27 3 Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Forgery
  • Obstruction of waterway
27 4 Court clerk case documents, T-U
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
  • Selling obscene pictures
  • Recoupment--damages
27 5 Court clerk case documents, V
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
27 6 Court clerk case documents, V
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
27 7 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Recoupment--money
27 8 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
27 9 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
27 10 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
27 11 Court clerk case documents, v. James Wells
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • School district levy
  • Impersonation
  • Fraud
28 1 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
28 2 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
28 3 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
28 4 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
28 5 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Obstruction/diversion of water rigts
28 6 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Rape
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
28 7 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
28 8 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Recoupment--property
28 9 Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
28 10 Court clerk case documents, v. Jack Wright
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Obstruction of a public highway
28 11 Court clerk case documents, W-Z
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Burglary
  • Recoupment--money
  • Selling liquor to a minor
28 12 Court clerk case documents, Certifiates of Foreclosure, A-Y
29 1 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1861-1866
29 2 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1867-1871
29 3 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1872-1875
29 4 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1876-1884
29 5 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1885-1892
29 6 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1893-1896
29 7 Jury lists ("Veniri") 1897-1899
29 8 Grand Jury Subpeonas 1897-1918
29 9 Miscellaneous 1885-Undated
Volume
20 Circuit Court Clerk’s Bar Docket. (Each case includes the name of case, action, attorneys' names, and decision. Cases included involve property disputes and personal assaults. The cases of "John Kanaka" and "John Chinaman" can be traced through these (19, 20, 20a, 21) volumes).
Keywords for contents of this volume:
  • Keeping of a house of gambling
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
  • Burglary
  • Forgery
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Weapons--shooting
  • Attempted murder
  • Larceny
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Trespass
  • Defacement of a structure
  • Grand larceny
  • Forcilbe entry and detainer
  • Gambling
  • Poisoning of an animal
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Selling liquor on a Sunday
  • Selling liquor without a license
October 1859–June 1861
Volume
20a Circuit Court Judge’s Bar Docket. (Corresponds to clerk’s docket, vol. 20)
Keywords for contents of this volume:
  • Keeping of a house of gambling
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Burglary
  • Forgery
  • Larceny
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
  • Shooting weapons
  • Attempted murder
  • Sunday laws--hours of operation
  • Selling liquor on Sunday
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Conducting a device of gambling
  • Murder
  • Juror non-attendance in court
  • Manslaughter
  • Animal poisoning
  • Trespass
October 1859–June 1861
Volume
29 County Court Clerk’s Blotter. Includes financial records for court, minutes of Circuit Court, and names, dates, attorneys, and some depositions for cases
Keywords for contents of this volume:
  • Permitting gambling--page 96
  • Gambling--page 98
  • Larceny--page 102
  • Malicious injury of property--page 113
  • Recoupment--money--page 151
  • Murder--page 161
  • Larceny--page 167
  • Murder--page 170
  • Larceny--page 178
  • Forgerty--page 179
  • Assault and battery--page 180
  • Assault and battery--page 184
  • Recoupment--money--page 203
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon--page 207
  • Selling liquor to a minor--page 213
  • Rape--page 215
  • Larceny--page 216
  • Selling liquor to a minor--page 218
  • Rape--page 219
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon--page 219
  • Recoupment--money--page 224
  • Rape--page 225
  • Attempt to extort money--page 225
  • Larceny--page 226
  • Recoupment--money--page 235
  • Recoupment--money--page 236
  • Recoupment--money--page 239
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon--page 241
  • Rape--page 241
  • Recoupment--money--page 243
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon--page 244
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon--page 246
  • Larceny--page 246
  • Selling liquor to a minor--page 247
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon--page 253
  • Selling liquor to a minor--page 254
  • Larceny--page 255
  • Divorce--page 264
  • Recoupment--money--page 286
  • Recoupment--money--page 291
1901–1902 1907-1908
Volume
36 Circuit Court Fee Book. List of fees associated with court cases includes name of case, date, itemized list of fees, names of witnesses, and court fines
Keywords for contents of this volume:
  • Divorce--page 111
  • Recoupment--property--page 155
  • Divorce--page 181
  • Divorce--page 223
  • Divorce--page 224
1861-1864
Volume
37 Circuit Court Fee Book. List of fees associated with court cases includes name of case, date, itemized list of fees, names of witnesses, and court fines
Keywords for contents of this volume:
  • Divorce--page 1
1873-1882
Volume
38 Index to Fee Book 1873-1882
Volume
39 Circuit Court Fee Book. List of fees associated with court cases includes name of case, date, itemized list of fees, names of witnesses, and court fines (includes an alphabetical index) 1882-1885
Subseries E: County Court
More so than Circuit Court, the County Court occupied itself with the ins and outs of property and of property transfers. Many of these documents do not pertain to litigation (involving a plaintiff and defendant). Rather, they consist of procedural documents where transactions were made legal and binding. Property sales (some labeled “Warranty”), leases, and mortgage satisfactions were all recorded in County Court. This subseries contains a handful of wills, cases designating child guardianship, declarations of mental illness (and commitment to the state asylum) as well as the verdict of coroner’s inquest juries.
Box
Folder
30 1 Court clerk case documents, A-B
30 2 Court clerk case documents, B
30 3 Court clerk case documents, C-D
30 4 Court clerk case documents, D-F
30 5 Court clerk case documents, F-G
30 6 Court clerk case documents, H
30 7 Court clerk case documents, H-I
30 8 Court clerk case documents, J-M
30 9 Court clerk case documents, M-P
30 10 Court clerk case documents, P-R
30 11 Court clerk case documents, Miller v. Schneider
30 12 Court clerk case documents, S-T
30 13 Court clerk case documents,
30 14 Court clerk case documents,
31 1 Court clerk case documents, W
31 2 Coronoer's Inquests 1859-1884
31 3 Coronoer's Inquests 1884-1895
31 4 Coronoer's Inquests 1895-1915
31 5 Real Property Transfer 1884-1915
31 5 Mortgages 1906-1907
31 6 Tax 1871-1915
31 6 Wills 1904-1906
31 7 Certificates of commitment to the state asylum 1908-1913
31 8 Miscellaneous 1908-Undated
Volume
29 County Court Clerk’s Blotter. Includes financial records for court, minutes of Circuit Court, and names, dates, attorneys, and some depositions for cases 1901-1902 1907-1908
Volume
30 County Court Clerk’s Blotter. Grand jury and case lists (with types of case included) March 1910–August 1910
Volume
31 County Court Clerk’s Blotter. Grand jury and case lists (with types of case included) December 1910–March 1911
Subseries F: District Court
This relatively short subseries consists of District Court bar dockets that offer brief, but complete, entries listing litigants, attorneys, and verdicts. Cases that came to the District Court included crimes against persons (rape and attempted murder), crimes against property (such as killing another person’s livestock), and against the state (such as selling alcohol to Native Americans). In some of these dockets, researchers can trace reoccurring cases, like those against defendants named “John Kanaka” (presumably a Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) and “John Chinaman.”
Box
Folder
31 9 Court clerk case documents, B-W
Volume
19 District Court Bar Docket. (Each case is numbered and includes the name of case, action, attorneys' names, and decision. Cases included involve rape, adultery, shooting with intent to kill, damage to property, malicious killing of hogs, murder, selling liquor to Indians, divorce, embezzlement, foreclosure on mortgage. The cases of "John Kanaka" and "John Chinaman" can be traced through these (19, 20, 20a, and 21 volumes) February 1854-April 1856
Volume
21 Bar Docket, District Court. (Each case includes the name of case, action, attorneys' names, and decision. Cases included involve property disputes and personal assaults. The cases of "John Kanaka" and "John Chinaman" can be traced through these (19, 20, 20a, 21) volumes) March 1860-June 1861
Subseries G: Miscellaneous Judicial
In this subseries researchers will find court documents that do not obviously fit with any of the previous subseries. Court cases where the court of jurisdiction is unidentifiable are housed here. This subseries also contains documents such as letters from attorneys to the state that could not be matched to the court case. Similar materials such as affidavits and freight receipts that did not have a corresponding case are located in this subseries.
Box
Folder
32 1 Court clerk case documents, A-D
32 2 Court clerk case documents, D-J
32 3 Court clerk case documents, J-M
32 4 Court clerk case documents, M
32 5 Court clerk case documents, M
32 6 Court clerk case documents, O-W, Unidentifible defendant
Volume
1 County Commissioners Journal, (including: road petitions, tax assessment, tax petitions, jury lists, scalp bounties, school districts, road districts, election precincts, "indigent" care, ferry operations, liquor licenses, lists of judges and clerks, and proceedings of Board of Equalization) August 1891–November 1893

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Jackson County (Or.). County Clerk--Records and correspondence
  • Jackson County (Or.)--Records and correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Jackson County (Or.)--Politics and government--19th century
  • Jackson County (Or.)--Politics and government--20th century
  • Jackson County (Or.)--Race relations
  • Jacksonville (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Chattel mortgages--Oregon--Jackson County
  • County government--Oregon--Jackson County--Records and correspondence
  • Court records--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Judgments, Criminal--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Police administration--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Real property--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Roads--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Tax assessment--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Voting registers--Oregon--Jackson County
  • Wildlife management--Oregon--Jackson County
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Public records--Oregon--Jackson County

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