Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lincoln County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Lincoln County Community Justice Building, County Archives:
38 [County Court Case Files-includes judgment and executions], no. 1-34, 1902-1905 (.30 cu.ft.);
Lien Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1893-1926 (1 volume);
Lien Docket County Court [Judgment], vol. 1, 1892-1936 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Execution Docket-with index], vol. 1, 1893-1929 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Lincoln County Public Service Building, Circuit Court Main Storage Cage B:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket [includes U.S. District Court and Circuit Court from Benton County-includes two volume "A"s], vol. A-D, 1855-1893 (5 volumes);
County Court Judgment Docket A [actually Circuit Court from Benton County], 1860-1863 (1 volume);
County Court Judgment Docket [Benton County-includes two volume "A"s-title varies-with index], vol. A-B, 1855-1893 (3 volumes);
Decrees in Lien of Deeds [Lincoln County area of Benton County], vol. 1, 1873-1891 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1929 (1 volume);
Judgment Lien Docket [alphabetical], 1893-n.d. (1 volume);
Register and Fee Book [Judgment Docket], vol. 1, 1893-1913 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Ledger [Circuit Court], vol.1, 1898-1905 (1 volume).