Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Sandusky County, Ohio
Probate Court

 

LG-MF


Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The Records of the Sandusky County, Ohio Probate Court were microfilmed by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center at Fremont, Ohio, the Ohio Historical Society at Columbus, Ohio, and the Center for Archival collections at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. The microfilm is located in the Library Reading Room.

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, 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 collection, although incomplete, is comprised of 112 rolls of microfilm containing records of the births and deaths, marriages, executors and administrators’ bonds and letters, naturalizations, wills, and estates that occurred within Sandusky County during the years from 1820 to 1967.

Inventory

Ac. 5515

1. Roll 28: Final Record: Vol. 1, 1852-Vol. 3, 1867
2. Roll 29: Final Record: Vol. 4, 1868-1874; Vol. 5, 1874-1881
3. Roll 30: Final Record: Vol. 6, 1878-1890; Vol. 7, 1880-1885
4. Roll 31: Final Record: Vol. 8, 1889-1894; Vol. 9, 1894-1896
5. Roll 32: Final Record: Vol. 10, 1896-1897; Vol. 11, 1898-1899
6. Roll 33: Final Record: Vol. 12, 1899-Vol. 15, 1904
7. Roll 34: Final Record: Vol. 13, 1900-1901; Vol. 14, 1900-1903
8. Roll 35: Final Record: Vol. 16, 1904-1906; Vol. 17, 1906-1907
9. Roll 36: Final Record: Vol. 18, 1906-1908; Vol. 19, 1908-1910
10. Roll 37: Administration Docket, 1837-1842
                   Administration Record, Vol. 1, 1820-1836; Vol. 2, 1836-1841

Ac. 5483

1. Roll 57: Birth and Death Records, Vol. 1, 1867-1877, Vol. 2, 1877-1890
2. Roll 58: Birth and Death Records, Vol. 3, 1889-1904, Vol. 4, 1904-1909

(Two-volume Births Register and Infant Name Index, 1867-1908, compiled by Sandusky County Kin Hunters, located in the Library Reading Room: F497 S2T6 1998)

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1. Roll 2025: Marriage Records, Index Vol. 9, 1820-1867; Returns, Vol. A-B, 1820-1843
2. Roll 2026: Marriage Records, Returns, Vols. A-B, 1820-1843; Vol. C-D7, 1843-1863
3. Roll 2027: Marriage Records, Applications, Vols. 1, 4, 6-1, 6-2, 1838-1865
                                                  Returns with License, Vol. F-10, 1867-1874
4. Roll 2028: Marriage Records, Returns with License, Vols. F-10, G-11, 12, 1867-1887
5. Roll 2029: Marriage Records, Returns with License, Vols. 12-14, 1881-1898
6. Roll 2030: Marriage Records, Returns with License, Vols. 14-15, 1894-1903
                    Index to Wills, Vols. 1 and A, 1836-1852
7. Roll 2056/2057: Marriage Records, Vol.16, 1903-1908 (also contains Clyde Cemetery Record)
8. Roll 2058: Marriage Records, Vols. 16-18, 1903-1919
9. Roll 2059: Marriage Records, Vols. 18-19, 1913-1924
10. Roll 2060: Marriage Records, Vols. 20-21, 1924-1934
11. Roll 2061: Marriage Records, Vols. 21-23, 1934-1937
12. Roll 2062: Marriage Records, Vols. 23-25, 1937-1942
13. Roll 2063: Marriage Records, Vols. 25-17, 1941-1946
14. Roll 2064: Marriage Records, Vols. 27, 27A, 28, 1942-1948
15. Roll 506655: Marriage Records, Vols. 29-30, 1946-1950
16. Roll 506656: Marriage Records, Vols. 31-31A, 1948-1952
17. Roll 506657: Marriage Records, Vol. 32, 1952-1955
18. Roll 511726: Marriage Records, Vols. 33-34, 1953-1957
19. Roll 511727: Marriage Records, Vols. 35, 1957-1960
20. Roll 511728: Marriage Records, Vols. 36-37, 1960-1967
21. Roll 511729: Marriage Records, Records of Marriage by Banns, Vol. 18, 1910-1951

Ac. 4600

1. Roll 38: Declaration of Aliens, 1859-1891
2. Roll 39: Declaration of Aliens, 1884-1906
3. Roll 40: Declaration of Aliens, 1830-1854 (loose papers)
4. Roll 41: Declaration of Aliens, October 1854 (loose papers)-December 1860
5. Roll 42: Declaration of Aliens, October 1860-September 1863
6. Roll 43: Naturalization Records, 1857-1907; Vols. 1-2, 5-6, 1859-1875
7. Roll 44: Naturalization Records, Vols. 3, 7-8, 1875-1902
8. Roll 45: Naturalization Records, Vols. 4, 14, 16, 1889-1906

(The Declaration of Aliens (1830-1863), Rolls 38-42, where abstracted and indexed by Diane Kidd in 1990. They are available in the library reading room as part of Sandusky County, Ohio, Naturalization Indexes, 1830-1906: F497 S2H4; the original files for these records are located at the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University. The Naturalization Records (1859-1906), Rolls 43-45, were abstracted in 1982 by Cleon and Al Hetrick. They were serialized in "Black Swamp Heritage," and are available in the library reading room as part of Sandusky County, Ohio, Naturalization Indexes, 1830-1906. The original naturalization records (16 volumes) are part of the Hayes Presidential Center’s Local Government Collection (See LG-1A)

Ac. 4841

1. Abstract of Declaration of Intention and Naturalization Records, with Index

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1. Roll 912,790: Guardians’ Docket, 1880-1901
2. Roll 912,791: Probate Journal, 1852-1860
3. Roll 912,792: Probate Journal, A-B, 1852-1860
4. Roll 912,793: Probate Journal, C, 1860-1863
5. Roll 912,794: Probate Journal, D, 1863-1866
6. Roll 912,795: Probate Journal, E-F, 1866-1875
7. Roll 912,796: Probate Journal, G-H, 1875-1886
8. Roll 912,797: General Index to Wills and Estates, 1820-1965
9. Roll 912,798: Guardians, Administrators and Executors’ Bonds and Letters, 1852-1870
10. Roll 912,799: Executors’ Bonds and Letters, 1870-1886
11. Roll 912,800: Administrators’ Bonds and Letters, 1858-1866
12. Roll 912,801: Administrators’ Bonds and Letters, 1863-1866

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1. Roll 2031: Will Records, Vols. A-C, 1836-1881
2. Roll 2032: Will Records, Vols. D-E, 1857-1897
3. Roll 2033: Will Records, Vols., F-G9, 1897-1903
4. Roll 2034: Will Records, Vols. 10-11, 1897-1907
5. Roll 2035: Will Records, Vols. 11-13, 1905-1912
6. Roll 2036: Will Records, Vols. 13-15, 1893-1915
7. Roll 2037: Will Records, Vols. 15-17, 1915-1919
8. Roll 2038: Will Records, Vols. 17-18, 1917-1920
9. Roll 2039: Will Records, Vols. 19-20, 1920-1923
10. Roll 2040: Will Records, Vols. 21-22, 1923-1926
11. Roll 2041: Will Records, Vols. 23-24, 1926-1928
12. Roll 2042: Wills, Vols. 24-26, 1928-1931
13. Roll 2043: Wills, Vols. 26-28, 1922-1934
14. Roll 2044: Wills, Vols. 28-30, 1932-1936
15. Roll 2045: Wills, Vols. 30-32, 1932-1939
16. Roll 2046: Wills, Vols. 32-33, 1938-1940
17. Roll 2047: Wills, Vols. 34-35, 1929-1942
18. Roll 2048: Wills, Vols. 36-37, 1941-1946
19. Roll 2049: Wills, Vols. 37-39, 1944-1948
20. Roll 2050: Wills, Vols. 39-41, 1946-1950
21. Roll 2051: Wills, Vols. 41-43, 1949-1953
22. Roll 2052: Wills, Vols. 43-45, 1952-1955
23. Roll 2053: Wills, Vols. 45-47, 1955-1957
24. Roll 2054: Wills, Vols. 47-48, 1957-1958
25. Roll 2055: Wills, Vols. 49-50, 1958-1959

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1. Estate Files, 1-170
2. Estate Files, 171-350
3. Estate Files, 351-500
4. Estate Files, 501-600
5. Estate Files, 601-740
6. Estate Files, 741-858
7. Estate Files, 859-980
8. Estate Files, 980-1100
9. Estate Files, 1100-1220
10. Estate Files, 1220-1340
11. Estate Files, 1341-1480
12. Estate Files, 1481-1620
13. Estate Files, 1621-1770
14. Estate Files, 1771-1910
15. Estate Files, 1911-2002
16. Estate Files, 2003-2119
17. Estate Files, 2119-2300
18. Estate Files, 2301-2470
19. Estate Files, 2471-2635
20. Estate Files, 2636-2782
21. Estate Files, 2783-2950
22. Estate Files, 2951-3115
23. Estate Files, 3116-3255
24. Estate Files, 3256-3420
25. Estate Files, 3421-3548
26. Estate Files, 3549-3694
27. Estate Files, 3695-3825A
28. Estate Files, 3826-3925
29. Estate Files, 3926-4025
30. Estate Files, 4115-4200
31. Estate Files, 4201-4298
32. Estate Files, 4299-4379
33. Estate Files, 4380-4450

(Sandusky County, Ohio, Index to Wills, Estates and Guardianships, 1820-1900, compiled by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters, is available in the library reading room, F497 S2S251 1991)

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