Morgan County, UtahEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Revision as of 14:09, 17 October 2012 by JeffreyWStevens (Talk | contribs)

United States go to Utah go to Morgan County

Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1869-present 1898-present 1870, 1880... 1869-present 1869-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Morgan County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 17, 1862
County Seat Morgan
Courthouse
Utahmorgancitycountymemorialbuilding.jpg
Address 48 W. Young St.
Morgan, UT 84050
Website: www.morgan-county.net
Named for: Elder Jedediah Morgan Grant
Jedediahmgrant.gif
Adopt-a-wiki page
Utah GA Logo.jpg This page adopted by:
Utah Genealogical Association
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today

Contents

Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Morgan County Courthouse
48 West Young Street
Morgan, Ut 84050
Phone: 801-845-4011

County Clerk has marriage records from 1888, divorce and court records from 1896 and probate records from 1869. County Recorder has land records.[2]

Parent Counties

Morgan County, Utah was created January 17, 1862 from: Cache |Summit | Weber


Neighboring Counties

Morgan CountySummit CountyCache CountyWeber CountySalt Lake CountyTooele CountyDavis CountyBox Elder CountyRich CountyMorgan4.jpg

Morgan County, Utah is surrounded by: Davis | Rich | Salt Lake | Summit | Weber








Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Morgan County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Morgan County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 

BillionGraves:

Census

The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Morgan County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.

See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930


Church History

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Croyden
  • Milton
  • Morgan
  • Morgan N.
  • Slide
  • Stoddard
  • Mountain Green
  • Peterson
  • Porterville E.
  • Porterville W.
  • Richville

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Morgan County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Court Records

Directories;

  • Directories(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Morgan County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Walker Mortuary[3]
45 West 200 North
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone 801-829-6336
Fax: 801-829-6337

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

History 

  • Histories(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Morgan County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

A History of Morgan County online at Marriott Library Digital Archives.

An early route of the Hastings Cutoff ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in Weber Canyon. The Donner Party avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.

History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Morgan County.

  • 1819. Adams-Onis Treaty recognized Spain rights to the territory, under the control of Mexico.
  • 1825. Present day Mountain Green is the location of a historic meeting of the mountain man, the Hudson's Bay Company (Peter Skene Ogden) and the Mountain Fur Company ( John Henry Weber).
  • 1850's. Mormon pioneers begin to arrive in Morgan County.
  • 1855, Charles Shreeve Peterson and his family became the first white settlers to take up permanent  residence in the Morgan Valley after cutting a road through Weber Canyon.
  • 1862. January 17: Morgan County formed from the following counties: Summit/Weber/Cache and named after Jedediah Morgan Grant.
  • 1869. Morgan County began keeping marriage records, land records, probate records, and court records.
  • 1898–1905 Morgan County began keeping birth records and death records.
  •  1906. Wasatch National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.
  • 1908. Cache National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.
  • 1960. Browning Arms Company founded in Morgan County.

Land and Property

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Morgan County, Utah cattle owners:

  • Peterson, H.F. Brand Directory, Comprising Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, Wasatch, Part of Utah and Part of Uintah Counties. Wanship, Utah: H.F. Peterson, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Morgan County, Utah for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.

Obituaries for residents may be found in:

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

In Utah, such records may be difficult to find. Try records of the church they may have attended. Realize, however, that such records may have not been preserved, and would not be in the typical records of membership.

It is possible there were records kept by civilian authorities. Ask town or county officials and local librarians and the State Archives. Also try National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (online).


Probate Records

Public Records 

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

www.morgan-county.net/
Morgan County Justice Court
P.O. Box 786
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone 801-845-4021
Fax 801-845-6008

Physical Address:
Morgan County Memorial Building
48 West Young St.
Morgan, Utah 84050

County seat: Morgan

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Morgan County, Utah. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Before 1862
Morgan County, Utah was formed on 17 January 1862
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1862 - 1897
No birth records were created for Morgan County, Utah by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:

USGenWeb Archives Morgan County, Utah shows the Birth Information from Draft Cards of 1917 - 1918

Marriage
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at Family Search .  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. More information at Utah Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Morgan County, Utah mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

Croydon | Morgan | Mountain Green | Peterson | Richville | Stoddard | Monte Verde

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Utah Page 687 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Morgan County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Morgan/, accessed 1 February 2012.

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).