Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio

Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio

Dates: 1841-1843

The docket book contains information regarding the decisions and actions during George Ranney's tenure as justice of the peace in Kirtland, Ohio. As justice of the peace, Ranney describes cases of dispute in Lake County, Ohio, and though he does not make any direct references to Mormons, several individuals involved in legal cases have some affiliation with the Mormon Church. This includes Frederick G. Williams, John E. Page, Benjamin Johnson, William Smith, and numerous Cowderys and Grangers. There are also occasional references back to the Oliver Cowdery and Warren A. Cowdery just of the peace docket books.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ranney, George, 1786-1861
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 788
  • 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: Originals restricted. Copies for patron use.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 788; Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 788, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS788.xml
Subject Terms
Cowdery, Oliver; Cowdery, Warren A., 1788-1851; Page, John E.; Williams, Frederick G. (Frederick Granger), 1787-1842; Civil Procedure and Courts; Justices of the peace--Ohio--Kirtland; Kirtland (Ohio); Politics, Government, and Law
Justices of the peace
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:38-0600
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Justice of the peace in Kirtland, Ohio.

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