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Sheriff George Jackson Williams

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19th Sheriff of Chatham County

19th Sheriff of Chatham County

Served: July 1865- Aug 1874

Appointed/Elected: Elected

Age taking office: 48

Population: 19,723 in 1870

Birth date: June 29, 1817

Birth place: Chatham County, NC

Died: July 31, 1898

Buried: Olive Chapel Cemetery, Wake County, NC



Mother: Mary Jenkins, b. about 1793, NC

Father: Henry Williams, b. September 28, 1794

Wife: Melinda Witherspoon, b. abt 1816, m. June 27, 1837
Children: Caroline Hazeltine, George Sanford, James Henry, John Sidney, Thomas J., Mary Delia, Luther F., Ora Malinda, and  Oriole


Tenure Notables



North Carolina is Readmitted inot the Union on April 24, 1868. 

The jail of Chatham County broken open and a United States prisoner released. He was in jail for violating the revenue law. He has not since been arrested

Wiliams Township is named for Sheriff Williams.


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