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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 




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.