Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Wood County, Ohio
Probate Court

LG - 31 MF

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Introduction
Agency History
Scope and Content
Inventory

Introduction

The Wood County Probate Court case files (#1. - #5945) were donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2008 by the Wood County Records Center located in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Agency History

The Probate Court was established in the state of Ohio by means of the first constitution in 1802. Its primary function was to settle estates of deceased individuals. The 1853 constitution gave the court jurisdiction in taking proof of wills, granting letters testamentary, and in settling accounts of executors and administrators. It also holds original jurisdiction in granting marriage licenses and issuing ministers’ licenses to solemnize marriages. It oversees the appointment of guardians for minors and inquests of insane and mentally incompetent county residents, as well as proceedings for naturalization. Between 1867 and 1908, each county’s probate court kept a record of the county’s births and deaths.

Scope and Content

The records, although incomplete, are comprised of 124 rolls of microfilm containing records of executors and administrators’ bonds and letters, wills, estates, and associated legal documents of cases probated in Wood County, Ohio beginning in 1820 (Case # 1) and extending to 1923 (Case # 5945). The original case files from 1871 (Case # 843) to 1921 (Case #5617) are also part of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Local Government records holdings. The names, case file numbers, and dates from #843 to to #5617 have been indexed in the Hayes Obituary Index.  http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/

 

 

The inventory for the microfilm records provide the numbers of the first and last case files appearing on each roll of microfilm.


Inventory

Ac. 5736

 

Microfilm Roll

1.    1 - 61

2.    62-147

3.    148-225

4     226-312

5.    313-369

6.    370-424
7.    425-484

8.    485-545

9.    546-616

10.  617-680

11.  681-726

12.  727-780

13.  781-817

14.  818-862

15.  863-899

16.  900-937

17.  938-980

18.  981-1024

19.  1025-1073

20.  1074-1128

21.  1129-1180

22.  1181-1241

23.  1242-1284

24.  1285-1320

25.  1321-1357

26.  1358-1408

27.  1409-1457

28.  1458-1519

29.  1520-1575

30.  1576-1623

31.  1624-1671

32.  1672-1732

33.  1733-1783

34.  1784-1829

35.  1830-1888

36.  1889-1950

37.  1951-2020

38.  2021-2089

39.  2090-2148

40.  2149-2196

41.  2197-2255

42.  2256-2297

43.  2298-2343

44.  2344-2392

45.  2393-2438

46.  2439-2491

47.  2492-2535

48.  2536-2577

49.  2578-2628

50.  2629-2663

51.  2664-2709

52.  2710-2757

53.  2758-2803

54.  2804-2848

55. 2849-2897

56.  2898-2938

57.  2939-2981

58.  2982-3026

59.  3027-3067

60.  3068-3121

61.  3122-3168

62.  3169-3213

63.  3215-3254

64.  3255-3306

65.  3307-3345

66.  3346-3393

67.  3394-3437

68.  3438-3483

69.  3484-3527

70.  3528-3564

71.  3565-3602

72.  3603-3642

73.  3643-3684

74.  3685-3726

75.  3727-3775

76.  3776-3809

77.  3810-3851

78.  3852-3895

79.  3896-3944

80.  3945-3990

81. 3991-4025

82. 4026-4066

83. 4067-4114

84. 4115-4163

85. 4164-4214

86. 4215-4270

87. 4271-4317

88. 4318-4370

89. 4370a-4419

90. 4420-4469

91. 4470-4517

92. 4518-4563

93. 4564-4612

94.  4613-4657

95. 4658-4696

96. 4697-4738

97. 4739-4764

98. 4765-4813

99. 4814-4859

100 4860-4909

101 4910-4959

102 4960-5002

103 5003-5054

104 5055-5107

105 5108-5152

106 5153-5197

107 5198-5228

108 5228a-5263

109 5264-5312

110 5313-5350

111 5351-5388

112 5389-5427

113 5428-5470

114 5471-5513

115 5514-5555a

116 5556-5598

117 5599-5637

118 5638-5689

119 5690-5732

120 5733-5783

121 5784-5821

122 5822-5858

123 5859-5901

124 5902-5945