Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 28106

Smithfield (Utah) Record of city and cemetery lot deeds

Dates: 1872 - ca. 1943.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains a single book used to record mayor's deeds granted by the mayor for city and cemetery lots, as well as other property. The earliest deeds for city lots date from 1872, when Mayor Samuel Roskelley obtained a deed from the federal government to the land within Smithfield City and in turn began transferring lots to the individuals who occupied the property. This was part of a procedure set up under an act of Congress to allow people in the Utah Territory to gain legal title to their property. The earliest recorded deeds to cemetery lots date from 1884. The book also records a variety of deeds to property "outside of the city proper" and deeds to Smithfield City for roads.

The end of the book contains an alphabetical list of individuals buried in the Smithfield Cemetery, including burial location, date and place of birth, death date, and note of relationship. The latest burial listed dates from about 1903.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by plat, thereunder numerical by block and lot.

Related Records

Cemetery interment register from Smithfield (Utah), Series 28101, contains records of burials from 1864 - 1959.

Death and burial record cards from Smithfield (Utah), Series 28102, are a comprehensive record of burials through 2010.

Custody History

Smithfield City tranferred custody of this series to the State Archives in December 2012 following microfilming of the records.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in October 2012.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1 "Record of Deeds made and signed by the Mayor for city lots in Smithfield city Survey and Cemetary lots"
1 1 "Names of Persons buried in the Smithfield Cemetery" (p. 162)