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Notary Records, 1881-1962

 Collection
Identifier: Series-113
Scope and Contents Notaries Public were appointed in each county by the Governor (and later by the Secretary of State) for a term of four years. Their notarial commission was recorded in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder. Notaries witnessed the signing of important documents and administered oaths. Offical acts were recorded in the Notary's Record Book, which listed the details of each notarization performed. Entries include date, names of person granting and to whom granted, nature of instrument,...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1881-1962

Pioneer Child: The Memoirs of Sarah Ann Baker, 1938

 Item — Small Collection Box: 4, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-181
Scope and Contents

These memoirs, written by Sarah Ann Baker at age 85, document her childhood and her family's overland journey from Illinois to Kansas Territory and then on to Colorado Territory in the 1860s. This unpublished manuscript begins with Baker's first recollection of being lovingly held by her grandfather and continues throughout her childhood until her marriage to Frank Baker at age 19. It was edited and prefaced by her daughter, Helen Baker Reynolds.

Dates: 1938

Poor Farm and Pauper Records, 1893-1939

 Collection
Identifier: Series-196
Scope and Contents Records of aid provided to the county's poor by Jefferson County government. Registers of the Poor may include name, address, nationality, where born, when person came to Colorado, age, sex, aid given (groceries, rent, coal, burial, etc.), whether sent to Poor Farm or hospital, how long supported, dollar amount, cause of poverty, and date of discharge. The Pauper Record book is divided into sections: County Farm; Pauper and Mother's Compensation; Blind Benefit; and...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1893-1939

Probate Court Docket Book A, 1862-1869

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 7
Identifier: Series-222
Content Description

Photocopy of a hand-written docket book of Probate Judges William Train Muir and Jonas M. Johnson containing settlement of estates, recording of marriages, and a few other miscellaneous legal matters. Photocopy only - original docket book is held at the Colorado State Archives.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1862-1869

Property Appraisal Cards, 1949-2005

 Series
Identifier: Series-107
Scope and Contents

Tax appraisal cards for residential and non-current commercial properties in Jefferson County, Colorado. Appraisal card may include a description of property and improvements, photograph, footprint drawing with measurements and dates of additions to the building, previous owner or owners' names, and record of assessed value. Photographs include cabins, barns, and possibly sometimes houses and commerical buildings that have since been demolished, moved or have burned down.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1949-2005

Property Ownership Books, 1905-1954

 Series
Identifier: Series-106
Scope and Contents Bound volumes showing ownership of subdivided land (called "Block Books") and ownership of unsubdivided land (called "Land Books") in Jefferson County, Colorado for various years. Block Books (1909-1919) indicate assessed value of land, assessed value of improvements, and schedule number of the owner. The schedule number begins with the first letter of the owner's last name and can be looked up in the Assessment Rolls and Tax Lists for the same year to determine the name of the...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1905-1954 (Gaps)

Pruden and Moore Family Papers, 1891-1985

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Series-175
Scope and Contents Jennie Pruden's daily diaries were kept from 1891 until her death in 1945. She and her husband Charlie came from Iowa and homesteaded 160 acres in Jefferson County near Plainview in the early 1900s. They also owned and operated the Post Office and store on the Plainview stop of the Moffat Line starting in 1909. Her diaries recount daily pioneer life. Background research and photographs included. Transcript of oral history recordings with Charles Moore recorded between 1975 and...
Dates: 1891-1985

Public Health Birth and Death Registration Card File, circa 1880-1989

 Collection
Identifier: Series-204
Scope and Contents This collection is a card catalog of birth and death registrations for Jefferson County. These cards are simply an index created years ago for internal use by the Vital Records office and are NOT official records. Birth registrations include baby's name, date of birth, father's name, mother's maiden name, and in the case of the earliest cards, the book and page number in which the birth was recorded. Death registrations list only the person's name, any nicknames used,...
Dates: Existence: circa 1880-1989

Public Trustee Foreclosure Files, 1895-1937

 Series
Identifier: Series-164
Abstract

Case files containing foreclosure documents created and received in relation to the forced sale of property pledged as security for a debt that is in default.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1895-1937

Public Trustee Foreclosure Registers, 1895-1978

 Series
Identifier: Series-151
Scope and Contents

The Public Trustee's Register of Foreclosures lists name of property owner (grantor); date of deed; date the Demand for Sale was filed with the Trustee; newspapers the Notice of Sale was published in; date the property was sold; name of purchaser; dollar amount the property sold for; legal description of property; and Public Trustee's Certificate of Purchase.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1895-1978

Public Trustee Record of Election and Demand, 1895-2007

 Series
Identifier: Series-153
Scope and Contents In Colorado, the Notice of Election and Demand is a document indicating that a lender is the beneficiary of a deed of trust encumbering a parcel of real property; stipulating that the borrower is in default; and requesting that the public trustee commence foreclosure proceedings to satisfy the debt. The document is submitted to the Public Trustee and recorded by the Clerk and Recorder. This marks the beginning of the foreclosure process. Foreclosure notices are mailed to all...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1895-2007

Public Trustee Register of Releases, 1919-1966

 Series
Identifier: Series-152
Scope and Contents A Deed of Trust is a third-party instrument used to create voluntary liens in real estate. The parties to a Deed of Trust are the the property owner (Grantor), the lender (Beneficiary) and the Public Trustee, who holds certain powers of foreclosure and release.A recorded (by the County Clerk and Recorder) Deed of Trust is a legal record of the lien against the owner’s property. When recorded, a Deed of Trust creates a lien against the Grantor’s property. When the terms of the...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1919-1966

Railroad Aid Bonds, 1868-1873

 Series
Identifier: Series-163
Scope and Contents

Railroad Aid Bonds issued by Jefferson County to raise funds to give financial assistance to railroads. Bonds to aid in construction of the Colorado Central Railroad were issued Jun 1, 1868, due in 1883, with 8% interest. Total issue $100,000. Cancelled bond certificates have 5¢ or 50¢ revenue stamps affixed. Bonds for construction of the Golden City and South Platte Railway and Telegraph Company were issued Mar 18, 1873, due in 1893, with 8% interest. Total issue $50,000.

Dates: Issued: 1868-1873

Reprint of Act Creating the Office of Public Trustee (HB 48, 1894), 1994

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 11
Identifier: Series-244
Scope and Contents

Reprint of HB 48 that established the office of Public Trustee in each county of the State of Colorado in 1894. This reprint was created by the Colorado Public Trustees' Association in 1994 to commemorate the Centennial of Colorado Public Trustees. Tri-folded and wrapped with a red satin ribbon.

Dates: Publication: 1994

Richard Barkley Manuscript: (Untitled) Golden's Historical Industries, 1992

 Item — Small Collection Box: 3, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-174
Scope and Contents

Hand-written and typed transcript of untitled, unpublished manuscript about Golden's various industries. Primarily the development of the smelting, brick, and paper industries in Golden, and especially the Adolph Coors Brewing Company.

Dates: Existence: 1992

Richard Creswell Manuscript: Forgotten Fifty-Niners, 2008

 Item — Small Collection Box: 2, Envelope: 5
Identifier: Series-171
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of an article about the location of early pioneer Alden Mowry's homestead. The homestead, near Bear Creek in Lakewood, Colorado, became known as the Pennsylvania House, a stage stop on the Bradford Road. Article was published in the 2009 issue of Historically Jeffco magazine.

Dates: Publication: 2009

Road Book, circa 1882-1910

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-239
Scope and Contents This large book of township plats, known as the "Road Book" by planners in the Planning and Zoning department, depicts roads hand-drawn in red with references to Road Book A and Board of County Commissioners' Minute Books, with page numbers and dates where action was taken. May also reference road peitions, measurements, mile markers and vacations. State and territorial roads, wagon roads, road names, towns and geographical features such as creeks, rivers and gulches are also shown. It is...
Dates: circa 1882-circa 1910

Road Record Book 1-A, 1883-1923

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-179
Scope and Contents The Road Record book contains the official recording of road petitions and road viewers' reports for the creation of streets and roads in Jefferson County. Includes an index of petitions and view reports by location (township and range). The first section of the book contains the written text of the road petition, a drawing showing the proposed road's location in section, township and range, the names of petitioners and any actions taken by the Board of County Commissioners. The second...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1883-1923

Robert F. Bond Manuscript: The Land Persists: The History of White Ranch Park, 1989

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-208
Abstract From the introduction: "This is the story of the land that comprises and adjoins White Ranch Open Space Park northwest of Golden, and some of the people who have lived on the land. Most of the people have roots that go back to the very beginnings of Jefferson County. Many of them are immigrants. All are remarkable for their dedication to hard work and for their perseverance in the face of adversity. The land is the main character of this story. In a number of ways, it is unique. Curiously,...
Dates: 1989 March 27; Publication: 1990

Robert F. Clement Papers, 1966-1977

 Collection — Small Collection Box: 2, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-161
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Jefferson County Commissioner Robert F. Clement, Commissioner from 1973-1981. Collection includes correspondence, certificates of election and oath of office. Also included are documents pertaining to the incorporation election of the proposed "Jefferson City" in 1969. Clement was an election commissioner for the election and also ran for the office of Alderman. This folder includes lists of election commissioners, election judges and precinct workers; vote tallies;...
Dates: 1966-1977

Sheriff's Civil and Criminal Process Docket Books, 1932-1959

 Series
Identifier: Series-129
Scope and Contents Sheriff's Civil and Criminal Process Docket Books document the service of process to parties in a lawsuit. Service of process is the procedure by which the parties are given notice that they must respond to a court proceeding. Notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called "process") to the person being served. Docket books may contain the following: case number; court; names of plaintiff and defendant; type of process served; name of officer serving; name of...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1932; Record Keeping: 1943; Record Keeping: 1945-1959

Special District Service Plans and Review Files, 1978-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-191
Scope and Contents This collection is not yet processed but there is a list available of all special districts included in the files.Approved service plans of special districts in Jefferson County. A special district is a political subdivision of the state established to provide a public service (such as water, sanitation, or fire protection) within a specific geographic area. Because Colorado law limits the types of services that county governments can provide, special districts are created to...
Dates: 1978-2012

Stephen G. Engle Thesis: Historic Rockland Cemetery and Upper Mount Vernon Canyon, 2014

 Item — Small Collection Box: 4, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-184
Scope and Contents

This research project is about historic Rockland Cemetery, and the historic and cultural connection that the interred of this cemetery have to the development of Upper Mount Vernon Canyon, Colorado.

Contains biographical information for: Jacob Blum, Katherine Lee Craig, Elsie Cherry Lee Darling, Abraham Hartzell, William J. McCoy, Nancy J. McCoy, John McCoy, Lucian Hunter Ralston, and Lucian McKee Ralston.

Dates: 2014

Subdivision (Address) Plat Books, 1970-1978

 Series
Identifier: Series-134
Scope and Contents

Subdivision plats showing legal descriptions of planned development; tracts; lots; streets and roads; easements; boundaries; private roads and drives; and some addresses for parcels of land in Jefferson County.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1970-1978

Superintendent of Schools Daily Record, 1949-1961

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-112
Scope and Contents

Daily record of activities of the County Superintendent of Schools. Includes notes about visits to schools, tiime spent in the office and various meetings attended.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1949-1961

Tax Levies, 1872-1970

 Series
Identifier: Series-189
Scope and Contents Mill levy documentation for the various taxing districts in Jefferson County. The Assessor establishes the value of all property for tax purposes and taxing authorities use the assessed value to determine their mill levies. A mill levy is the number of dollars collectible for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. A mill is 1/10 of one cent, or $1 of revenue for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. State taxes were levied by the State Board of Equalization. County taxes are set by the Board of...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1872-1970

Terrain Database - Air Photo Analysis: Martin Marietta ALV Test Site, 1985-1986

 Collection
Identifier: Series-169
Abstract Report created by the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories in support of their task producing a high-resolution, high-accuracy, experimental digital terrain data base to be used with an inertial navigation system for an Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV). The report provides a pictorial and descriptive introduction to the terrain characteristics of the ALV test site at the Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin’s predecessor) facility in Jefferson County, Colorado. Jefferson County’s Mapping...
Dates: 1985-1986

Territorial Legislative Bills, 1868

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 10
Identifier: Series-226
Scope and Contents Two legislative bills enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory. A Bill for an act entitled "An act to encourage the destruction of wolves" allowed for payment of a premium of one dollar for every wolf killed. A Bill for "An act to provide for the collection of the Territorial Revenue in certain counties and for other purposes" allowed for the appointment of an assessor and collector to assess and collect revenue in those counties who had failed to contribute...
Dates: Publication: 1868

The Equine Impact: The Economic Power of the Horse Community, by Polly Hearn and Peggy Hunnicutt, 1991

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 9
Identifier: Series-224
Abstract From the report: In 1991, the Jefferson County Horsemen's Association determined that there was a need for its members to have access to information which, even if less than encompassing, would provide some guidelines to businesses and regional planners when addressing issues tied to equestrian interests. Consequently, the information contained in this survey serves a two-fold purpose. First, because equestrian interests vary so widely, it attempts to define the activities horse owners have...
Dates: Publication: 1991

The Mischievous Nigger, 1898

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-213-B
Scope and Contents Please note: While we are aware that the creator's use of the word in the title is offensive by today's standards, the Archives does not censor language used in previous eras. Please keep its historical context in mind.Victorian-era drawing room play, also called an exhibition and parlor drama. Drawing room plays were developed during the Victorian period in the U.K. and were designed for entertaining guests in the drawing room of one's home. They include instructions for simple...
Dates: Publication: 1898

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