Boone County (Ky.). Sheriff's Office


Boone County (Ky.). Sheriff's Office
The Sheriff was the chief law officer in the county, but he was also the primary tax collector. Many people did not pay their taxes, and the Sheriff was liable for any taxes not paid, except those allowed as delinquent by the Court. There are many cases in which the Legislature voted extensions for individual Sheriffs to settle their accounts. This could become a nightmare if the Sheriff died in office.
The Sheriff was also the chief political figure in the county, until the office of County Judge was created. He sold the property of bankrupts, and foreclosures. He enforced the orders of the County Court, and provided security for their meetings.
The Sheriff was generally the senior magistrate on the County Court, as determined by length of time served on the court. Under the Second Constitution of Kentucky of 1799, Sheriffs were appointed by the Governor, though this office had been elective under the first constitution, which produced many political consequences.
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Brown, John Person
Bush, John Person
Calvert, James [1] Person
Early, Whitfield Person
Finch, Thomas Wilson Person
Gaines, Abner Person
Gaines, John Pollard Person
Graves, Joseph [1] Person
Hall, John Person
Hume, Elzaphan Person
Huston, Archibald Person
James, Henry Field Person
Johnson, Cave Person
McPherson, Alexander Person
Reid, Archibald Person
Sandford, William Jasper Person
Scott, Chasteen Person
Watts, Benjamin Person
Williams, Glenrose Person
Williams, John Tolbert Person
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