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George Ranney Justice of the Peace docket book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 788

Scope and Contents

The docket book contains information regarding the decisions and actions during George Ranney's tenure as justice of the peace in Kirtland, Ohio. As justice of the peace, Ranney describes cases of dispute in Lake County, Ohio, and though he does not make any direct references to Mormons, several individuals involved in legal cases have some affiliation with the Mormon Church. This includes Frederick G. Williams, John E. Page, Benjamin Johnson, William Smith, and numerous Cowderys and Grangers. There are also occasional references back to the Oliver Cowdery and Warren A. Cowdery just of the peace docket books.


  • 1841-1843


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Copies for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Justice of the peace in Kirtland, Ohio.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Justice of the peace docket book Kirtland, Ohio
Leslie Evens
2011 November 21
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States