Sheriff Roger Griffith

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5th Sheriff of Chatham County

 

Chatham County Sheriff

Served: May 1781 - May 1785

Appointed/Elected: Appointed

Age taking office: 41

Population:  Unknown

Birth date: about 1740

Birth place: Edgecombe County, NC

Died: Between March 1796 and May 1796

Buried: Chatham County, NC 

Family

Mother:

Father:

Wife: Faithy Wall, b. 1744, in Edgecombe County, NC, married February 14, 1765 in Edgecombe County.

Children: Pleasant, John, Billy, Polly, and Celia

 

Tenure Notables

 

American Revolutionary War Ends.

Sheriff Griffith follows up with orders of Sheriff Songbird to sell land of Ignatious West for failure to march and perform duties who has been legally “draughted”.

 

Military Experience

 

He was also a Major of the militia.

 

Other Offices

 

Roger Griffith was a Justice of the Court.

Roger Griffith was earlier appointed Constable for the Courthouse District.

Sheriff Roger Griffith was a representative of Chatham County in the House of Commons.