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Sheriff Jehuthan Harper

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2nd Sheriff of Chatham County

Chatham County Sheriff

Served: May 1776- May 1777

Appointed/Elected: Appointed to Sheriff by the Governor

Age taking office: 43

Population:  Unknown

Birth date: April 23, 1733

Birth place:  Virginia 

Died: November 18, 1819

Buried: Randolph County, NC


Mother: “Lettuce” George
Father: Abraham Harper
Wife: Gazael Parke, b. Feb. 23, 1755, of Chatham County


Tenure Notables



Military Experience


In 1772, Jedutyan Harper was a Captain in the Chatham County Militia in the Revolutionary Army.

He was by the Congress commissioned Lieutenant Colonel


Other Offices


Jeduthan Harper was one of the delegates of Chatham County, who meet to frame the Constitution for the State of North Carolina.

Jeduthan Harper was also a Justice of the Court in Chatham County.

Jedutyan Harper was a representative of Chatham County in the House of Commons in 1779

He moved to Randolph County soon after the close of the revolutionary war and was sent to the legislature by the people of that county.