Douglas County, Missouri

Ozark County Officials

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County Officials -- 1841 - 1860

      Extracted by Kenneth Brown from Ruby Robins' article on EARLY OFFICE HOLDERS OF OZARK COUNTY that appeared in the October 1988 "Old Mill Run."  Ruby obtained the information for the narrative from a Civil Register created in the early 1940s by Works Progress Administration employees.
      From 1841 through 1857, Ozark County included much of present-day Douglas County to the north.  Thus several of the office holders during that 16-year period where in fact living in that northern portion of old Ozark County.
      In the fourth column below, an "A" indicates that the individual was appointed by the State Governor, and an "E" indicates that the individual was elected by the people in a county-wide election.
 

Date Office Office Holder    
Jan 1841 Judge of County Court John Young A  
Jan 1841 Judge of County Court Thomas Jones A  
Jan 1841 Judge of County Court James Stamphill A  
Jan 1841 Sheriff Harrison Philpot A  
Mar 1841 Clerk of County/Circuit Courts Samuel Grigsby A  
Jan 1842 Sheriff P.J. McCollough A  
Aug 1842 Judge of County Court Francis Eslick E Resigned 1845
Aug 1842 Judge of County Court Eli Tabor E Rsigned 1843
Aug 1842 Judge of County Court Peyton Keesee E Resigned 1845
Aug 1842 Sheriff Thomas Riley E  
Aug 1842 Clerk of County/Circuit Courts Samuel Grigsby E  
Jun 1843 Judge of County Court Simon Parsons  A Replaced Tabor
Aug 1844 Sheriff Thomas Riley E Resigned
May 1845 1845 Sheriff John Johnson A Replaced Riley
Dec 1845 Judge of County Court Robert Hicks A Replaced Eslick
Dec  1845 Judge of County Court William Thornberg A Replaced Parsons
Aug 1846 Judge of County Court John Young E  
Aug 1846 Judge of County Court Angnis [sic] Poe E  
Aug 1846 Judge of County Court William Turner E Resigned 1849
Aug 1846 Sheriff John Johnson E Resigned 1847
Aug 1846 Coroner James Ford E  
Aug 1846 Assesor Jerimiah [sic] Coates E  
Nov 1847 Sheriff Isaac Fleetwood A Replaced Johnson
Nov 1847 Clerk of County/Circuit Courts Samuel Martin E  
May 1849 Judge of County Court Green C. McSpadden A Replaced Turner
May 1849 Clerk of County/Circuit Courts D. R. Parker A Replaced Martin
Aug 1850 Judge of County Court William M. Brown E Replaced in 1853
Aug 1850 Judge of County Court James Ford E Replaced in 1853
Aug 1850 Judge of County Court Charles Gooley E Replaced in 1853
Aug 1850 Judge of Probate Court Daniel R. Parker E  
Feb 1853 Judge of County Court William Thornberg A  
Feb 1853 Judge of County Court Jesse Evans A Declined
Feb 1853 Judge of County Court James Wood A  
Feb 1853 Judge of County Court Isaac Copeland A  
Aug 1854 Judge of County Court John Miller E  
Aug 1854 Judge of County Court S. C. Henderson E  
Aug 1854 Judge of County Court James Wood E  
Aug 1854 Clerk of County/Circuit Courts Richard Durham E  
Aug 1854 Judge of Probate Court R. V. Durham E  
? 1856 Judge of County Court William Thompson A Replaced an unnamed judge
? 1856 Surveyor G. C. [Green] McSpadden A  
In September 1857, Douglas County was split off from Ozark County
Aug 1858 Judge of County Court J. S. Howell E  
Aug 1858 Judge of County Court S. Merritt E  
Aug 1858 Judge of County Court William Turnbull E  
? 1859 Sheriff B. B. Bray A Apparently did not serve
Aug 1860 Judge of County Court Isaac Coffey E  
Aug 1860 Judge of County Court Joseph Gardner E  
Note: Vanzant became Gainesville's first postmaster in on June 12, 1860
? 1860 Judge of Probate Court Thomas T. Vanzant A  
? 1861 Sheriff T. B. S. Stone A  

 

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