Jackson County, Oregon records, 1853-1920  PDF

Overview of the Collection

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
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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 InformationReturn to Top

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Jackson County AdministrationReturn to Top

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 1
County Clerk's files
1855-1856
1.1 2
County Clerk's files
February 1857-May 1857
1.1 3
County Clerk's files
June 1857-December 1857
1.1 4
County Clerk's files
January 1858-June 1858
1.1 5
County Clerk's files
July 1858-September 1858
1.1 6
County Clerk's files
October 1858-December 1858
1.1 7
County Clerk's files
1859-1860
1.1 8
County Clerk's files
1861-April 1863
1.1 9
County Clerk's files
May 1863-September 1863
1.1 10
County Clerk's files
December 1863-1865
1.1 11
County Clerk's files
January 1866-June 1866
1.1 12
County Clerk's files
July 1866-October 1866
1.1 13
County Clerk's files
November 1866-December 1866
1.1 14
County Clerk's files
1867-July 1868
1.2 1
County Clerk's files
August 1868-December 1868
1.2 2
County Clerk's files
January 1869-March 1, 1869
1.2 3
County Clerk's files
March 2, 1869-March 15, 1869
1.2 4
County Clerk's files
May 1869-July 7, 1869
1.2 5
County Clerk's files
July 13, 1869-January 1870
1.2 6
County Clerk's files
February 1870-April 5, 1870
1.2 7
County Clerk's files
April 6, 1870-June 1870
1.2 8
County Clerk's files
July 1870-August 1870
1.2 9
County Clerk's files
September 1870-October 1870
1.2 10
County Clerk's files
November 1870
1.2 11
County Clerk's files
December 1870
1.2 12
County Clerk's files
January 1871
1.2 13
County Clerk's files
February 1871-March 6, 1871
1.2 14
County Clerk's files
March 7, 1871-March 31, 1871
1.3 1
County Clerk's files
April 1871
1.3 2
County Clerk's files
May 1871-June 1871
1.3 3
County Clerk's files
August 1871-September 1871
1.3 4
County Clerk's files
October 1871
1.3 5
County Clerk's files
November 1871-December 1871
1.3 6
County Clerk's files
January 1872-February 6, 1872
1.3 7
County Clerk's files
March 7, 1872-March 30, 1872
1.3 8
County Clerk's files
April 1872-May 1872
1.3 9
County Clerk's files
June 1872
1.3 10
County Clerk's files
July 1872-August 1872
1.3 11
County Clerk's files
September 1872-November 1872
1.3 12
County Clerk's files
December 1872
1.3 13
County Clerk's files
January 1873-Februray 1873
1.4 1
County Clerk's files
March 1873
1.4 2
County Clerk's files
April 1873
1.4 3
County Clerk's files
May 1873-June 1873
1.4 4
County Clerk's files
October 1873
1.4 5
County Clerk's files
November 1873-December 1873
1.4 6
County Clerk's files
January 1874-February 1874
1.4 7
County Clerk's files
March 1874-April 1874
1.4 8
County Clerk's files
May 1874-August 1874
1.4 9
County Clerk's files
September 1874-October 1874
1.4 10
County Clerk's files
November 1874-December 1874
1.4 11
County Clerk's files
February 1875-March 1875
1.4 12
County Clerk's files
April 1875
1.4 13
County Clerk's files
April 1875-May 1875
1.4 14
County Clerk's files
June 1875
1.5 1
County Clerk's files
July 1875
1.5 2
County Clerk's files
August 1875-October 1875
1.5 3
County Clerk's files
November 1875
1.5 4
County Clerk's files
December 1875
1.5 5
County Clerk's files
January 1876-February 1876
1.5 6
County Clerk's files
February 1876-May 1876
1.5 7
County Clerk's files
May 1876-June 1876
1.5 8
County Clerk's files
July 1876-August 1876
1.5 9
County Clerk's files
October 1876-November 1876
1.5 10
County Clerk's files
December 1876-January 1877
1.5 11
County Clerk's files
February 1877
1.5 12
County Clerk's files
March 1877
1.5 13
County Clerk's files
April 1877
1.5 14
County Clerk's files
May 1877
1.5 15
County Clerk's files
June 1877
1.6 1
County Clerk's files
July 1877
1.6 2
County Clerk's files
August 1877-December 1877
1.6 3
County Clerk's files
January 1878-March 1878
1.6 4
County Clerk's files
April 1878-May 1878
1.6 5
County Clerk's files
June 1878
1.6 6
County Clerk's files
July 1878
1.6 7
County Clerk's files
August 1878
1.6 8
County Clerk's files
September 1878
1.6 9
County Clerk's files
October 1878-November 1878
1.6 10
County Clerk's files
December 1878-January 1879
1.6 11
County Clerk's files
February 1879-March 1879
1.6 12
County Clerk's files
April 1879-May 1879
1.6 13
County Clerk's files
June 1879-July 9, 1879
1.6 14
County Clerk's files
July 10, 1879-December 1879
1.7 1
County Clerk's files
January 1880
1.7 2
County Clerk's files
Februray 1880
1.7 3
County Clerk's files
March 1880
1.7 4
County Clerk's files
April 1880
1.7 5
County Clerk's files
May 1880-June 1880
1.7 6
County Clerk's files
July 1880
1.7 7
County Clerk's files
September 1880
1.7 8
County Clerk's files
January 1881-March 1881
1.7 9
County Clerk's files
April 1881-May 1881
1.7 10
County Clerk's files
June 1881
1.7 11
County Clerk's files
July 1881
1.7 12
County Clerk's files
July 1881-September 1881
1.8 1
County Clerk's files
October 1881
1.8 2
County Clerk's files
November 1881-December 1881
1.8 3
County Clerk's files
January 1882
1.8 4
County Clerk's files
February 1882
1.8 5
County Clerk's files
March 1, 1882-March 7, 1882
1.8 6
County Clerk's files
March 8, 1882-March 28, 1882
1.8 7
County Clerk's files
April 1882-May 1882
1.8 8
County Clerk's files
June 1, 1882-June 12, 1882
1.8 9
County Clerk's files
June 16, 1882-June 26, 1882
1.8 10
County Clerk's files
July 1882
1.8 11
County Clerk's files
August 1882
1.8 12
County Clerk's files
September 1882-November 1882
1.8 13
County Clerk's files
December 1882
1.9 1
County Clerk's files
January 1883
1.9 2
County Clerk's files
February 1883
1.9 3
County Clerk's files
March 1883-April 1883
1.9 4
County Clerk's files
May 1883-June 1883
1.9 5
County Clerk's files
July 1883
1.9 6
County Clerk's files
August 1883-September 1883
1.9 7
County Clerk's files
October 1883-December 1883
1.9 8
County Clerk's files
January 1884-February 1884
1.9 9
County Clerk's files
March 1884-April 1884
1.9 10
County Clerk's files
May 1884
1.9 11
County Clerk's files
June 1884
1.9 12
County Clerk's files
July 1884-August 1884
1.9 13
County Clerk's files
September 1884-October 1884
1.10 1
County Clerk's files
November 1884
1.10 2
County Clerk's files
December 1884
1.10 3
County Clerk's files
January 1885
1.10 4
County Clerk's files
February 1885
1.10 5
County Clerk's files
March 1885-April 7, 1885
1.10 6
County Clerk's files
April 8, 1885
1.10 7
County Clerk's files
April 9, 1885- April 29, 1885
1.10 8
County Clerk's files
May 1885
1.10 9
County Clerk's files
June 1885-September 1885
1.10 10
County Clerk's files
October 1885
1.10 11
County Clerk's files
November 1885-December 1885
1.10 12
County Clerk's files
January 1886-February 3, 1886
1.10 13
County Clerk's files
February 3, 1886-February 4, 1886
1.11 1
County Clerk's files
March 1886-April 1886
1.11 2
County Clerk's files
May 1886
1.11 3
County Clerk's files
June 1886
1.11 4
County Clerk's files
July 1886-August 1886
1.11 5
County Clerk's files
September 1886-October 1886
1.11 6
County Clerk's files
November 2, 1886
1.11 7
County Clerk's files
November 11, 1886-December 1886
1.11 8
County Clerk's files
January 1, 1887-January 2, 1887
1.11 9
County Clerk's files
January 3, 1887-January 25, 1887
1.11 10
County Clerk's files
February 1887
1.11 11
County Clerk's files
March 1887
1.11 12
County Clerk's files
April 1887-May 1887
1.11 13
County Clerk's files
June 1887
1.12 1
County Clerk's files
July 1887-August 1887
1.12 2
County Clerk's files
September 1887
1.12 3
County Clerk's files
October 1887
1.12 4
County Clerk's files
November 1887
1.12 5
County Clerk's files
December 1887
1.12 6
County Clerk's files
February 1888-March 1888
1.12 7
County Clerk's files
April 1888
1.12 8
County Clerk's files
May 1888
1.12 9
County Clerk's files
May 1888
1.12 10
County Clerk's files
June 1888
1.12 11
County Clerk's files
July 1888-September 1888
1.13 1
County Clerk's files
October 1888-November 1888
1.13 2
County Clerk's files
December 1888
1.13 3
County Clerk's files
January 1889-March 1889
1.13 4
County Clerk's files
April 1889-May 1889
1.13 5
County Clerk's files
July 1889-September 1889
1.13 6
County Clerk's files
October 1889-November 1889
1.13 7
County Clerk's files
December 1889
1.13 8
County Clerk's files
January 1890
1.13 9
County Clerk's files
February 1890-March 1890
1.13 10
County Clerk's files
April 1890-May 1890
1.13 11
County Clerk's files
June 1890
1.13 12
County Clerk's files
July 1890
1.13 13
County Clerk's files
August 1890
1.14 1
County Clerk's files
September 1, 1890-September 4, 1890
1.14 2
County Clerk's files
September 10, 1890-November 1890
1.14 3
County Clerk's files
December 1890
1.14 4
County Clerk's files
February 1891
1.14 5
County Clerk's files
April 1891
1.14 6
County Clerk's files
June 1891
1.14 7
County Clerk's files
June 1891-August 1891
1.14 8
County Clerk's files
October 1891
1.14 9
County Clerk's files
November 1891-December 1891
1.14 10
County Clerk's files
January 1892-May 1892
1.14 11
County Clerk's files
June 1892
1.14 12
County Clerk's files
July 1892
1.14 13
County Clerk's files
July 1892-September 1892
1.15 1
County Clerk's files
October 1892
1.15 2
County Clerk's files
November 1892
1.15 3
County Clerk's files
December 1892
1.15 4
County Clerk's files
January 1893-March 1893
1.15 5
County Clerk's files
April 1893-July 1893
1.15 6
County Clerk's files
September 1893-November 1893
1.15 7
County Clerk's files
January 1894-May 1894
1.15 8
County Clerk's files
June 1894
1.15 9
County Clerk's files
July 1894
1.15 10
County Clerk's files
August 1894
1.15 11
County Clerk's files
September 1, 1894-September 5, 1894
1.15 12
County Clerk's files
September 6, 1894-September 25, 1894
1.15 13
County Clerk's files
October 1894-December 1894
1.15 14
County Clerk's files
January 1895-March 1895
1.16 1
County Clerk's files
April 1895-July 1895
1.16 2
County Clerk's files
August 1895-September 1895
1.16 3
County Clerk's files
October 1895-November 1895
1.16 4
County Clerk's files
December 1895
1.16 5
County Clerk's files
January 1896-February 1896
1.16 6
County Clerk's files
March 1896-July 1896
1.16 7
County Clerk's files
August 1896
1.16 8
County Clerk's files
September 1896
1.16 9
County Clerk's files
October 1896
1.16 10
County Clerk's files
November 1, 1896-November 7, 1896
1.16 11
County Clerk's files
November 10, 1896-December 1896
1.16 12
County Clerk's files
January 1, 1897-January 7, 1897
1.16 13
County Clerk's files
January 8, 1897-February 4, 1897
1.16 14
County Clerk's files
February 5, 1897-March 1897
1.17 1
County Clerk's files
June 1897-October 1897
1.17 2
County Clerk's files
November 1897-1920
1.17 3
County Clerk's files
Undated
1.17 4
County Clerk's files
Undated
1.17 5
County Commissioners
1856
1.17 6
County Commissioners
1857-July 1858
1.17 7
County Commissioners
September 1858-December 1858
1.17 8
Notary Public Book
1880-1881
1.17 9
Liquor Licenses and Bonds
1854-August 1866
1.17 10
Liquor Licenses and Bonds
September 1866-May 1883
1.17 11
Liquor Licenses and Bonds
July 1883-April 1884
1.17 12
Liquor Licenses and Bonds
May 1884-May 1885
1.17 13
Liquor Licenses and Bonds
March 1887-December 1888
1.17 14
Liquor Licenses and Bonds
1890-1894
1.18 1
Marriage Licenses
1872-March 1873
1.18 2
Marriage Licenses
April 1873-1892
1.18 3
Miscellaneous Other Licenses
1858-1871
1.18 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
12
Bonds - "Records of Official Bonds, Vol. 3,"
1884
17
Record of Bonds for Licenses
1853-1856
18
Record of Sales of Stray Animals
1857-1859
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
1.19
Warrants
1857 1860 1864-1868 1872 1875-1882
1.20
Warrants
1883-1884
1.21
Warrants
1884-1885
1.22
Warrants
1886-1888
1.23
Warrants
1888-1890
1.24
Warrants
1890-1891
1.25
Warrants
1892-1898
1.26
Warrants
1898-1900
1.27
Warrants
1900-1902
1.28
Warrants
1902-1903
1.29
Warrants
1903-1904
1.30
Warrants
1904-1905
1.31
Warrants
1905-1906
1.32
Warrants
1906-1909
1.33
Warrants
1909-1914
1.34
Warrants and associated materials
1914-1915 1919 1920 Undated
Volume
2
Records of County warrants (miscellaneous)
1853-1858
29
County Court Clerk's Blotter
1901-1902 1907-1908
36
Circuit Court Fee Book
1861-1864
37
Circuit Court Fee Book
1873-1882
38
Index to Fee Book (Volume 37)
1873-1882
39
Circuit Court Fee Book
1882-1885
50
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1855-1861
51
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1893-1896
52
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1896
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
1.35 1
Real property – mining
1860-1870
1.35 2
Real property – mining
1871-1874
1.35 3
Real property – mining
January 1875-March 1875
1.35 4
Real property – mining
April 1875-1877
1.35 5
Real property – mining
1878
1.35 6
Real property – mining
1879-1880 1896 Undated
1.35 7
Water rights
1867-1878
1.35 8
Mortgages on real property
1871-1898
1.35 9
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
1861-1877
1.35 10
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
1878-1880
1.35 11
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
1881
1.35 12
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
January 1881-June 16, 1882
1.35 13
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
June 25, 1882-November 1882
1.35 14
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
1883
1.35 15
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
January 1884-March 1884
1.35 16
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
April 1884-December 1884
1.36 1
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
January 1885-April 1885
1.36 2
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
May 1885-September 1885
1.36 3
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
October 1885-December 1886
1.36 4
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
1887-1889
1.36 5
Mortgages on mobile ("Chattel") property
1890–1894
1.36 6
Person property – miscellaneous, 1864 – 1884
1864-1884
1.36 7
Estates (usually of deceased), 1872 – 1906
1872-1906
1.36 8
Real property sales/transferences (including Land Grant Titles)
1865–1879
1.36 9
Real property sales/transferences (including Land Grant Titles)
1901
Volume
3
Mortgage records – "Record No. 1 of Chattel Mortgages"
October 1856-1867
4
Mortgage records – "Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing"
1873-1876
5
Mortgage records – "Abstracts of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing 1889 Jackson County"
1889-1890
6
Mortgage records (similar to vol. 4)
1891
7
Mortgage records – "Unsatisfied Instruments Jackson County"
1892
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
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
9
Mining records. (Similar to vol. 8a)
1866
10
Mining records – "Records of Mining Claims and Water Rights Volume 13." (Similar to vol. 8a; includes Chinese miners on p. 56)
1872-1875
11
Mining records – "Record of Mining Claims and Water Rights Volume 15" (Similar to vol. 8a)
1875-1876
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
1.37 1
Assessments
1859-1908 Undated
1.37 2
Assessments by precinct (Applegate)
1887
1.37 3
Assessments by precinct (Antioch - Ashland)
1909
1.37 4
Assessments by precinct (Barron)
1909
1.37 5
Assessments by precinct (Big Butte - Gold Hill)
1909
1.37 6
Assessments by precinct (Jiville - Sam's Valley)
1909
1.37 7
Assessments by precinct (Sterling - Woodville)
1909
1.37 8
Assessments, road tax
1854
1.37 9
Assessments (no precinct noted)
Undated
1.37 10
Assessments (no precinct noted)
Undated
1.37 11
Assessments (no precinct noted)
Undated
1.37 12
Board of Equalization
1878-October 1911
1.37 13
Board of Equalization
1911 Undated
1.37 14
Tax receipt books
1891
1.38
Tax receipt books, large books
1891
1.39
Tax receipt books, large books
1893-1895
1.40
Tax receipt books, large books
1895
1.41
Tax receipt books, small books
1885-1886 1889 1890
1.42
Tax receipt books, small books
1891
1.43
Tax receipt books, small books
1892 1896
1.44
Tax receipt books, medium books
March 1896-April 1896
1.45
Tax receipt books, medium books
May 1896-April 1897
1.46
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
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
42
Assessment rolls (similar to volume 41. Includes assessments of Chinese residents, pages 146, 151, 290)
1868-1870
43
Assessment rolls (similar to volume 41. Includes assessments of Chinese residents, page 136)
1871
44
Assessment rolls (similar to volume 41). Undated [1873]
ca. 1873
45
Assessment rolls - "Tax Book for Linkville" (similar to volume 41. Loose documents in back of volume)
1872-1873
46
Minutes of Board of Tax Equalization board meetings (includes women, the Oregon and California Railroad Company, and the Medford Brewing Company)
1893-1908
50
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1855-1861
51
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1893-1896
52
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1896
53
Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax
1893-1894
54
Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax
1894
55
Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax
1894
56
Tax receipts. Includes tax receipts, delinquent tax receipts with amount, date, name, and type of tax
1901
57
Delinquent tax register. Lists includes precinct, names, roll number, description of property, number of acres, and taxes. Organized alphabetically
1873
58
Delinquent tax register. Lists includes precinct, names, roll number, description of property, number of acres, and taxes. Organized alphabetically
1881
59
Delinquent tax register. Lists includes precinct, names, roll number, description of property, number of acres, and taxes. Organized alphabetically
1888
60
Record sale of delinquent tax property. Sales listings with newspaper clippings, name of purchaser, and price paid
1895-1900
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
1.47 1
Road petitions
1856
1.47 2
Road petitions
February 1857-July 1857
1.47 3
Road petitions
August 1857-December 1857
1.47 4
Road petitions
1858
1.47 5
Road petitions
1859-1862
1.47 6
Road petitions
1863
1.47 7
Road petitions
1864
1.47 8
Road petitions
1865
1.47 9
Road petitions
1866
1.47 10
Road petitions
1867-1868
1.47 11
Road petitions
1869
1.47 12
Road petitions
January 1870-April 1870
1.47 13
Road petitions
May 1870
1.47 14
Road petitions
June 1870
1.48 1
Road petitions
July 1870-December 1870
1.48 2
Road petitions
January 1871-February 1871
1.48 3
Road petitions
March 1871-April, 10 1871
1.48 4
Road petitions
April 22, 1871-May 1871
1.48 5
Road petitions
June 1871-December 1871
1.48 6
Road petitions
January 1872-February 1872
1.48 7
Road petitions
March 1872-April 1872
1.48 8
Road petitions
May 1, 1872-May 7, 1872
1.48 9
Road petitions
May 8, 1872-July 1872
1.48 10
Road petitions
August 1872-December 1872
1.48 11
Road petitions
January 1873-February 1873
1.48 12
Road petitions
March 1873-June 1873
1.49 1
Road petitions
July 1873-August 1873
1.49 2
Road petitions
September 1873-December 1873
1.49 3
Road petitions
January 1874-April 1874
1.49 4
Road petitions
May 1874-July 1874
1.49 5
Road petitions
August 1874-December 1874
1.49 6
Road petitions
January 1, 1875-January 6, 1875
1.49 7
Road petitions
January 7, 1875-February 1875
1.49 8
Road petitions
April 1875-September 1875
1.49 9
Road petitions
October 1875-December 1875
1.49 10
Road petitions
January 1876-April 1876
1.49 11
Road petitions
May 1876-December 1876
1.49 12
Road petitions
January 1877
1.49 13
Road petitions
February 1877-May 1877
1.49 14
Road petitions
June 1877-December 1877
1.49 15
Road petitions
January 1, 1878-January 7, 1878
1.50 1
Road petitions
January 9, 1878-January 31, 1878
1.50 2
Road petitions
February 1878-June 1878
1.50 3
Road petitions
July 1878-November 1878
1.50 4
Road petitions
January 1879
1.50 5
Road petitions
February 1879-May 1879
1.50 6
Road petitions
June 1879-December 1879
1.50 7
Road petitions
January 1880-February 1880
1.50 8
Road petitions
February 1880-July 1880 1880
1.50 9
Road petitions
January 1881-February 1881
1.50 10
Road petitions
March 1881-December 1881
1.50 11
Road petitions
January 1882
1.50 12
Road petitions
February 1882-December 1882
1.50 13
Road petitions
January 1883-December 1883
1.50 14
Road petitions
January 1884-May 1884
1.50 15
Road petitions
June 1884-July 1884
1.51 1
Road petitions
August 1884-October 1885
1.51 2
Road petitions
January 1886-April 1886
1.51 3
Road petitions
May 1886-August 1886
1.51 4
Road petitions
September 1886-December 1886
1.51 5
Road petitions
1887
1.51 6
Road petitions
January 1888-April 1888
1.51 7
Road petitions
May 1888
1.51 8
Road petitions
August 1888-September 1888
1.51 9
Road petitions
August 1888-September 1888
1.51 10
Road petitions
October 1888-November 1888
1.51 11
Road petitions
February 1889-April 1889
1.51 12
Road petitions
May 1889-June 1889
1.51 13
Road petitions
July 1889-September 1889
1.51 14
Road petitions
October 1889
1.52 1
Road petitions
May 1890-August 1890
1.52 2
Road petitions
September 1890-October 1890
1.52 3
Road petitions
November 1890-December 1890
1.52 4
Road petitions
January 1891-June 1891
1.52 5
Road petitions
July 1891-September 1891
1.52 6
Road petitions
October 1891-December 1891
1.52 7
Road petitions
January 2, 1892-January 6, 1892
1.52 8
Road petitions
January 7, 1892-April 1892
1.52 9
Road petitions
May 1892-June 1892
1.52 10
Road petitions
June 24, 1892-November 1892
1.52 11
Road petitions
December 1892
1.52 12
Road petitions
1893
1.52 13
Road petitions
April 1894-June 1894
1.53 1
Road petitions
July 1894-December 1894
1.53 2
Road petitions
January 1895-March 1895
1.53 3
Road petitions
April 1895-August 5, 1895
1.53 4
Road petitions
September 1895-December 1895
1.53 5
Road petitions
January 1896-June 1896
1.53 6
Road petitions
July 1896-December 1896
1.53 7
Road petitions
1897
1.53 8
Road petitions
1904 1909
1.53 9
Road petitions
1910
1.53 10
Road petitions
1910-1911
1.53 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
1.54 1
Election petitions
1857-ca. 1875
1.54 2
Election returns
1876-1913
1.54 3
Precinct record books (South Ashland)
1902
1.54 4
Precinct record books (West Ashland)
1902
1.54 5
Precinct record books (Big Butte-Climax)
1902
1.54 6
Precinct record books (Dunn)
1902
1.54 7
Precinct record books (Gold Hill)
1902
1.54 8
Precinct record books (Applegate)
1904
1.54 9
Precinct record books (East Ashland)
1904
1.54 10
Precinct record books (South Ashland)
1904
1.54 11
Precinct record books (Barron)
1904
1.54 12
Precinct record books (Central Point, Eagle Point)
1904
1.54 13
Precinct record books (Gold Hill)
1904
1.55 1
Precinct record books (North Jacksonville)
1904
1.55 2
Precinct record books (Mound-Proxy)
1904
1.55 3
Precinct record books (Phoenix)
1904
1.55 4
Precinct record books (Sterling-Trail)
1904
1.55 5
Precinct record books (Union)
1904
1.55 6
Precinct record books (Lake Creek)
1906
1.55 7
Precinct record books (Applegate)
1908
1.55 8
Precinct record books (East Ashland)
1908
1.55 9
Precinct record books (South Ashland)
1908
1.55 10
Precinct record books (Central Point)
1908
1.55 11
Precinct record books (Eagle Point)
1908
1.55 12
Precinct record books (Foots Creek)
1908
1.56 1
Precinct record books (Meadows)
1908
1.56 2
Precinct record books (Phoenix)
1908
1.56 3
Precinct record books (Roxy-Sam's Valley)
1908
1.56 4
Precinct record books (Trail-Union)
1908
1.56 5
Precinct record books (Watkins)
1908
1.56 6
Precinct record books (Winer)
1908
1.56 7
Precinct record books (Central Point)
1910
1.56 8
Precinct record books (Northwest Medford)
1910
1.56 9
Precinct record books (Central Medford)
1910
1.56 10
Precinct record books (Mound)
1910
1.56 11
Precinct record books (Northwest Medford)
1910
1.57 1
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
September 1910-September 1911
1.57 2
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
September 1911
1.57 3
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
April 1912
1.57 4
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
April 1912
1.57 5
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
April 1912
1.57 6
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
April 1912
1.57 7
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
April 1912
1.58 1
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
April 1912
1.58 2
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
October 1913-November 1913
1.58 3
Official affidavits of elections and voter registrations
November 1913
1.58 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
13
Oregon Registration Blanks
1900
14
Oregon Registration Blanks
1908
14a
Oregon Registration Blanks
1908
14b
Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration.
1908
14c
Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration.
1908
15
Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration.
1910
16
Oregon Registration Blanks. Contents: Includes information on age, occupation, nativity, residence, political affiliation, witnesses, date of registration.
1912
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
1.59
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
18
Record of sales of stray animals
1857-1859
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

Series II:  JudicialReturn to Top

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
2.1 1
Miscellaneous Sheriff & Sheriff's Service Records, A-Bar
2.1 2
Sheriff's service records, Be-Ch
1910-1920
2.1 3
Sheriff's service records, Ch-Cu
1910-1920
2.1 4
Sheriff's service records, D-E
1910-1920
2.1 5
Sheriff's service records, F-Ha
1910-1920
2.1 6
Sheriff's service records, He-Ja
1910-1920
2.1 7
Sheriff's service records, K-La
1910-1920
2.2 1
Sheriff's service records, Ma-Mi
1910-1920
2.2 2
Sheriff's service records, Mo-Pa
1910-1920
2.2 3
Sheriff's service records, Ph-Rh
1910-1920
2.2 4
Sheriff's service records, Sc-Te
1910-1920
2.2 5
Sheriff's service records, Th-To
1910-1920
2.2 6
Sheriff's service records, Tor-W
1910-1920
2.2 7
Sheriff's service records, Y-Z
1910-1920
2.2 8
Sheriff's service records, Oversized, B-P
1910-1920
Volume
50
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1855-1861
51
Treasurer's Ledger – "Treasurer's Account and Sheriff's Account"
1893-1896
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
2.3
Edwards
Undated
2.3
Hawlin
Undated
2.3
Phipps
Undated
2.3
1890
1890
2.3
1891
1891
2.3
1892
1892
2.3
1893
1893
2.3
1897
1897
2.3
1899
1899
2.3
1917
1917
Folder
2.4 1
Shorthand notes, Lance v. Lance
Undated
2.4 2
Shorthand notes, A-B
2.4 3
Shorthand notes, C-F
2.4 4
Shorthand notes, G-Ha
2.4 5
Shorthand notes, He-Mer
2.4 6
Shorthand notes, Mes-Mey
2.4 7
Shorthand notes, Mi-Mo
2.4 8
Shorthand notes, N-S
2.4 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
2.5 1
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Robbery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Stolen property
  • Rape
  • Embezzlement
2.5 2
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
2.5 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
2.5 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
2.5 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
2.5 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
2.5 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
2.5 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
2.5 9
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Assault and battery
  • Indecent exposure
2.5 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
2.5 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
2.5 12
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Game laws--mutilation of deer
  • Recoupment--money
2.5 13
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Larceny
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Trespassing
2.5 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
2.6 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
2.6 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
2.6 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
2.6 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
2.6 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
2.6 6
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Larceny
  • Adultery
  • Forgery
2.6 7
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Threatening crime against another
  • Assault and battery
  • Grand larceny
2.6 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
2.6 9
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Burglary
  • Abduction--kidnapping
2.6 10
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Violation of game laws
  • Burglary
  • Larceny
  • Seduction under promise of marriage
2.6 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
2.6 12
Court clerk case documents, State v. George Justus
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
2.7 1
Court clerk case documents, J-K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Petit larceny
  • Robbery
  • Forgery
  • Misdemeanor
  • Larceny
2.7 2
Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Abduction
  • Forcible entry
  • Detainer
  • Larceny
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.7 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
2.8 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
2.8 2
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.8 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
2.8 4
Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Forgery
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Petit larceny
  • Game law--fish law
2.8 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
2.8 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
2.8 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
2.9 1
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Misdemeanor
  • Refusal to pay bill
  • Perjury
  • Recoupment--property
2.9 2
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.9 3
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.9 4
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.9 5
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Attempt to commit sodomy
  • Recoupment--money
2.9 6
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.9 7
Court clerk case documents, A
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Weapons--pointing of gun
2.9 8
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
2.9 9
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
2.9 10
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
2.9 11
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Restraining order
  • Custody
2.9 12
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 1
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Game law--unlawful shooting
2.10 2
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
2.10 3
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--property
2.10 4
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 5
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 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
2.10 7
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 8
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 9
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
2.10 10
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 11
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.10 12
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mines and mining
  • Claim adjudication/recoupment
2.11 1
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder--self defense
2.11 2
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
2.11 3
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.11 4
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
2.11 5
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Property--negligence
2.11 6
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.11 7
Court clerk case documents, B
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Murder
2.11 8
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
2.11 9
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
2.11 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
2.11 11
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights
  • Ownership and use of ditch
  • Ditch construction
2.11 12
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Money obtained under false pretenses
  • Recoupment--damages
2.11 13
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Robbery
  • Recoupment--money
2.12 1
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault
  • Recoupment--money
2.12 2
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Larceny
2.12 3
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.12 4
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
2.12 5
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.12 6
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Seduction
2.12 7
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.12 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
2.12 9
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Intent to defraud by destroying property
2.12 10
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.12 11
Court clerk case documents, C
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--damages
2.12 12
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
  • Contempt of court injunctions
2.13 1
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Sale/recoupment of property
2.13 2
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Sale/recoupment of property
2.13 3
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Sale/recoupment of property
2.13 4
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Divorce
2.13 5
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
  • Burglary
  • Breaking and entering
  • Living in indecency
2.13 6
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
2.13 7
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with intent to kill
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.13 8
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.13 9
Court clerk case documents, D
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.13 10
Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Adultery
  • Assault with intent to commit rape
2.13 11
Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Impersonation of police officer
  • Obtainment under false pretenses
2.14 1
Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Inventory of assets of insolvent debtor
2.14 2
Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.14 3
Court clerk case documents, E
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Recoupment--money
2.14 4
Court clerk case documents, F
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.14 5
Court clerk case documents, F
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
  • Contempt of court injunctions
  • Divorce
2.14 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
2.14 7
Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.14 8
Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Game law--hunting with dogs
2.14 9
Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.14 10
Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.14 11
Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights
  • Construction of ditch
2.15 1
Court clerk case documents, G
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--property
2.15 2
Court clerk case documents, G-H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Rape
2.15 3
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
2.15 4
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--wages
  • Partitioning of property
  • text
  • text
  • text
2.15 5
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Game laws--possession of deer with intent to sell
2.15 6
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Restraining order
  • Unlawful possession of property
2.15 7
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--property
2.15 8
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Game law--possessin of deer
  • Embezzlement
2.15 9
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
2.15 10
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • perjury
2.15 11
Court clerk case documents, v. Helms
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.15 12
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.16 1
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Sale/partition of property
  • Restraining order
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Recoupment--money
2.16 2
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
2.16 3
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.16 4
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.16 5
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Recoupment--money
2.16 6
Court clerk case documents, H
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
  • Game law--killing of deer
2.16 7
Court clerk case documents, H-I
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.16 8
Court clerk case documents, I-J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
2.16 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
2.16 10
Court clerk case documents, J
2.17 1
Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Foreclosure
2.17 2
Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Contempt of court injunctions
  • Recoupment--money
2.17 3
Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.17 4
Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights
  • Mines and mining
2.17 5
Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Robbery
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses
2.17 6
Court clerk case documents, v. James and Otter
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Insolvent debtor
2.17 7
Court clerk case documents, v. James and Otter
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Malicious injury to animals
2.17 8
Court clerk case documents, J
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.17 9
Court clerk case documents, J-K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
2.17 10
Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.17 11
Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
2.18 1
Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
2.18 2
Court clerk case documents, K
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
2.18 3
Court clerk case documents, K-L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.18 4
Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
2.18 5
Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.18 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
2.18 7
Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.18 8
Court clerk case documents, L
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Recoupment--money
  • Fornication
2.18 9
Court clerk case documents, v. Mackey
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
2.18 10
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.18 11
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
2.18 12
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.19 1
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.19 2
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
2.19 3
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
2.19 4
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Manslaughter
  • Divorce
2.19 5
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
2.19 6
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Selling liquor to a minor
2.19 7
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.19 8
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Larceny
  • Recoupment--money
2.19 9
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Deed cancellation
  • Recoupment--money
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Divorce
  • Custody
2.19 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
2.19 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
2.19 12
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Forgery
2.20 1
Court clerk case documents, M
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Foreclosing tax lien
  • Obstruction of a public highway
2.20 2
Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Sale of short weight meat
  • Mortgage foreclosure
2.20 3
Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.20 4
Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.20 5
Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.20 6
Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.20 7
Court clerk case documents, N
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.20 8
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Blackmail
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Divorce
2.20 9
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
2.20 10
Court clerk case documents, v. Olwell
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Recoupment--damages
2.20 11
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.20 12
Court clerk case documents, v. O'Neal
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Murder
2.21 1
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Murder
2.21 2
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.21 3
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
2.21 4
Court clerk case documents, O
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.21 5
Court clerk case documents, v. Owen
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Suit in equity to quiet title
2.21 6
Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Property dispute
2.21 7
Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
2.21 8
Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Keeping of a house of indecency [prostitution]
  • Divorce
  • Insanity
2.21 9
Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Libel
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
2.21 10
Court clerk case documents, v. Pogue
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.22 1
Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--damages
2.22 2
Court clerk case documents, v. Presley
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.22 3
Court clerk case documents, P
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.22 4
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Assault and battery with intent to kill
  • Larceny
2.22 5
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Property dispute
  • Recoupment--money
2.22 6
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Selling liquor to a minor
2.22 7
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.22 8
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.22 9
Court clerk case documents, v. Rice
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Water rights--suit inequity
2.22 10
Court clerk case documents, v. Rice
2.22 11
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.22 12
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Robbery
2.23 1
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Threaten to kill
2.23 2
Court clerk case documents, v. Rowland
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.23 3
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.23 4
Court clerk case documents, v. Ruble
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
2.23 5
Court clerk case documents, v. Ruble
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
2.23 6
Court clerk case documents, R
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.23 7
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.23 8
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
2.23 9
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.23 10
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Selling liquor to a minor
  • Assault and battery
  • Recoupment--money
2.24 1
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
  • Selling liquor without a license
2.24 2
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Larceny
  • Arson
2.24 3
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--damages
  • Larceny
2.24 4
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.24 5
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Keeping a house of indecency [prostitution]
2.24 6
Court clerk case documents, S
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment
  • Libel
2.24 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
2.24 8
Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Accounting mistake correction
2.24 9
Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.24 10
Court clerk case documents, v. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Deposition
2.24 11
Court clerk case documents, v. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Deposition
2.24 12
Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.25
Court clerk case documents, v. M. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this box:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
Folder
2.26 1
Court clerk case documents, v. M. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
2.26 2
Court clerk case documents, v. M. Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
2.27 1
Court clerk case documents, v. Tobias Thomas
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Bills
  • Depositions
2.27 2
Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.27 3
Court clerk case documents, T
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Forgery
  • Obstruction of waterway
2.27 4
Court clerk case documents, T-U
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
  • Selling obscene pictures
  • Recoupment--damages
2.27 5
Court clerk case documents, V
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
2.27 6
Court clerk case documents, V
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Recoupment--damages
2.27 7
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Recoupment--money
2.27 8
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
2.27 9
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
2.27 10
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Divorce
  • Recoupment--money
2.27 11
Court clerk case documents, v. James Wells
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • School district levy
  • Impersonation
  • Fraud
2.28 1
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.28 2
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.28 3
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.28 4
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Divorce
2.28 5
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Obstruction/diversion of water rigts
2.28 6
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Rape
  • Recoupment--property
  • Divorce
2.28 7
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Assault and battery
2.28 8
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Recoupment--property
2.28 9
Court clerk case documents, W
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Recoupment--property
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
2.28 10
Court clerk case documents, v. Jack Wright
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Obstruction of a public highway
2.28 11
Court clerk case documents, W-Z
Keywords for documents in this folder:
  • Burglary
  • Recoupment--money
  • Selling liquor to a minor
2.28 12
Court clerk case documents, Certifiates of Foreclosure, A-Y
2.29 1
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1861-1866
2.29 2
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1867-1871
2.29 3
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1872-1875
2.29 4
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1876-1884
2.29 5
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1885-1892
2.29 6
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1893-1896
2.29 7
Jury lists ("Veniri")
1897-1899
2.29 8
Grand Jury Subpeonas
1897-1918
2.29 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
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
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
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
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
38
Index to Fee Book
1873-1882
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
2.30 1
Court clerk case documents, A-B
2.30 2
Court clerk case documents, B
2.30 3
Court clerk case documents, C-D
2.30 4
Court clerk case documents, D-F
2.30 5
Court clerk case documents, F-G
2.30 6
Court clerk case documents, H
2.30 7
Court clerk case documents, H-I
2.30 8
Court clerk case documents, J-M
2.30 9
Court clerk case documents, M-P
2.30 10
Court clerk case documents, P-R
2.30 11
Court clerk case documents, Miller v. Schneider
2.30 12
Court clerk case documents, S-T
2.30 13
Court clerk case documents,
2.30 14
Court clerk case documents,
2.31 1
Court clerk case documents, W
2.31 2
Coronoer's Inquests
1859-1884
2.31 3
Coronoer's Inquests
1884-1895
2.31 4
Coronoer's Inquests
1895-1915
2.31 5
Real Property Transfer
1884-1915
2.31 5
Mortgages
1906-1907
2.31 6
Tax
1871-1915
2.31 6
Wills
1904-1906
2.31 7
Certificates of commitment to the state asylum
1908-1913
2.31 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
30
County Court Clerk's Blotter. Grand jury and case lists (with types of case included)
March 1910–August 1910
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
2.31 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
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
2.32 1
Court clerk case documents, A-D
2.32 2
Court clerk case documents, D-J
2.32 3
Court clerk case documents, J-M
2.32 4
Court clerk case documents, M
2.32 5
Court clerk case documents, M
2.32 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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  • 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
  • Public records--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
  • 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.)