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Hancock County, Illinois and Portage County, Ohio legal documents

Hancock County, Illinois and Portage County, Ohio legal documents

Dates: 1826-1910

Hancock and Portage County legal documents, 1826-1910. Includes summons, deeds, affidavits, and filings from the counties, many of which relate to Mormons.

  • Extent: 5 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Portage County (Ohio)
  • Call Number: MSS 4054
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in two series: 1. Hancock County documents, 1838-1844. 2. Portage County documents, 1826-1910.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Hancock (Ill.) County and Portage (Ohio) County legal documents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 4054; Hancock (Ill.) County and Portage (Ohio) County legal documents; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 4054, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated; Larry Faria.
Acquisition Information
Donated by Larry Faria.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS4054.xml
Subject Terms
Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas; Bankruptcy--Illinois--Hancock County--History; Bankruptcy--Ohio--Portage County--History; Civil Procedure and Courts; Courts--Illinois--Hancock County--History; Courts--Ohio--Portage County--History; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Affidavits; Legal documents; Letters; Summonses
Processing Information
Processed; Kaila Brown; 2007.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hancock County, Illinois and Portage County, Ohio legal documents
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kaila Brown
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:30-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

Portage County (Ohio) was founded in June 1807 with Ravenna as the county seat.

Administrative History

Hancock County (Illinois), named after U.S. founding father John Hancock, was formed in 1825. The original county courthouse was in Montebello, near the future city of Nauvoo. However, in 1833 Carthage became the permanent county seat.

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