I recently learned that my husband’s 2nd great grandfather, Isaac Spencer Carter, was a sheriff in Randolph County, Illinois. It is such a pleasure to find ancestors who did something other than farm for a living. With gusto, I began to research records on sheriffs. One of my findings was the Sheriffs of the Past listings on AncestorHunt.com:
- Past Sheriffs By State - Alabama-Iowa (http://www.ancestorhunt.com/past-sheriffs.htm)
- Past Sheriffs by State - Kansas-Mississippi (http://www.ancestorhunt.com/more-sheriffs.htm)
- Past Sheriffs By State – Missouri – North Dakota (http://www.ancestorhunt.com/sheriffs-history.htm)
- Past Sheriffs by State - Ohio-South Dakota (http://www.ancestorhunt.com/former-sheriffs.htm)
- Past Sheriffs by State - Tennessee – Wyoming (http://www.ancestorhunt.com/historic-sheriffs.htm)
This free online source is filled with links to sheriff records across the U.S. Although there were several links for Illinois, Randolph County was not listed. Nonetheless, I wanted to share this site with you in case you too are searching for a sheriff.
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