Echols County Georgia Sheriffs


Photograph furnished by Stephen B. Thompson
taken in 1898 at Statenville in front of the Echols County Georgia Courthouse
Mounted Deputies: Wilby Pennington, Jack McKinnon,
Willie Pennington (twin of Wilby), A.F. Hancock, Frank Staten

Sheriffs of Echols County, GA - 1859-1980
Contributed by Chief Deputy Stephen B. Thompson
Echols Co., GA - September 1997

List order is: Date of Commission - Name - Qualified

15 Apr 1859 - James S. Carter - 10 Jan 1860 (Succeeded)
1 Jan 1860 - John Touchton was shown as Marshall on the first meeting of Commissioners of Echols Co.
11 Jan 1861 - Tillman Cato
22 Jan 1862 - J.G. Howell - 16 Feb 1864 (Succeeded)
16 Feb 1864 - John Herndon - 22 Jan 1866
J Herndon.jpg - 12380 Bytes
Submitted by Al Williams, Sheriff of Suwannee Co., FL
John is Al's great-grandfather.
22 Jan 1866 - Hiram D. Prescott - Succeeded by Nathan Hendricks, 18 Nov 1867
24 Aug 1868 - M(illedge).G. Clayton*
9 Feb 1871 - M(illedge).G. Clayton* - Qualified 18 Mar, resigned 1 Jul 1872
18 Jan 1873 - David D. Register - Resigned 22 Oct 1873
26 Jan 1874 - T.C. Ham - Qualified 10 Feb, Resigned 24 Oct 1874
22 Jan 1875 - C.A. Register - Qualified 30 Jan 1875
23 Jan 1877 - Thomas Hodges - Qualified 13 Feb resigned 20 Nov 1877
1 Jan 1878 - Nathan Hendricks - qualified 28 Jan 1878
10 Jan 1879 - Nathan Hendricks - Qualified 31 Jan 1879
24 Jan 1881 - David Herndon - Qualified 15 Feb
16 Jan 1883 - David Herndon - Qualified 5 Feb 1883

1883 to 1896 - No records (13 years)

14 Oct 1896 - W.H. Chittty - Qualified 7 Nov 1896
19 Oct 1898 - W.H. Chitty - Qualified 19 Dec 1898
16 Oct 1900 - W.H. Chitty - Qualified 3 Nov 1900
10 Oct 1902 - W.H. Chitty - Qualified 17 Nov 1902, Resigned 21 Jul 1903
17 Oct 1903 - E.G. Prescott - Qualified 21 Oct 1903
17 Oct 1904 - E.G. Prescott - Qualified 1 Dec 1904
1 Nov 1906 - J.J. Sharpe - Qualified 9 Nov 1906
3 Nov 1908 - J.J. Sharpe - Qualified 21 Nov 1908
5 Nov 1910 - J.J. Sharpe - Qualified 5 Dec 1910
12 Oct 1912 - J.J. Sharpe - Qualified 9 Nov 1912
30 Nov 1914 - J.J. Sharpe - Qualified 8 Dec 1914
4 Dec 1916 - J.J. Sharpe - Qualified 18 Dec 1920
Sharpe-Sheriff.jpg - 10804 Bytes
J.J. Sharpe - Sheriff of Echols Co., GA from 1906-1920 - Photo taken about 1929
County Judge Thomas Clinton Ham (left) and John Sharpe (right).
Submitted by: Karen Canon - "John Sharpe was my great grandfather"

9 Dec 1920 - W.W. Pennington - Qualified 20 Dec 1926
20 Dec 1924 - H.L. Chitty - Qualified 3 Jan 1925
20 Dec 1928 - W.W. Pennington - Qualified 29 Dec 1929
5 Dec 1932 - W.W. Pennington - Qualified 31 Dec 1932
24 Nov 1936 - W.M. Smith - Qualified 17 Dec 1936
15 Nov 1940 - W.M. Smith - Qualified 28 Dec 1940
20 Nov 1944 - W.M. Smith - 26 Jan 1945, expires 1 Jan 1949
27 Dec 1948 - W.M. Smith - Qualified 1 Jan 1949, expires 1 Jan 1953
10 Dec 1952 - W.M. Smith - Qualified 22 Dec 1952, expires 1 Jan 1957
10 Dec 1956 - James L. Raulerson - Qualified 22 Dec. 1956, expires 1 Jan 1961
20 Dec 1960 - James L. Raulerson - Qualified 31 Dec 1960, expires 1 Jan 1965
3 Nov 1964 - James L. Raulerson - Qualified 23 Dec 1964, expires 1 Jan 1969
5 Nov 1968 - James L. Raulerson - Qualified 19 Dec 1968, expires 1 Jan 1973
7 Nov 1972 - James L. Raulerson - Qualified 27 Dec 1972, expires 1 Jan 1977
2 Nov 1976 - Charles E. Carter - Qualified 1 Jan 1977, expires 1 Jan 1981
4 Nov 1980 - Charles E. Carter - Qualified 19 Dec 1980, expires 1 Jan 1985

* Information furnished by Jim Meeks - Milledge G. Clayton was his ggg-grandfather, and was married to Sarah Ann Green, d/o Lewis Green.
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