The following is a list of persons serving as Circuit Clerk of Jackson County.
Circuit Clerks were appointed by the Circuit Judges before 1850.
- 1831 - John R. Murdock
- 1832 - Daniel G. Morrill
- 1852 - Dr. William B. McMahon
- 1862 - B. R. Waugh
- 1864 - Robert R. Riley
- 1867 - J. D. W. Riley
- 1871 - Jacob L. Armstrong
- 1873 - Nehemiah S. Smith
- 1878 - John S. McKown
- 1879 - W. W. Riley
- 1891 - Walter Hoyt O'Brien
- 1897 - M. C. Archer
- 1915 - Herbert Skeen
- 1924 - Elijah C. Tolley
- 1927 - B. Cleo Casto
- 1933 - Bryan Mays
- 1939 - Okey Ellison
- 1940 - Georgia Ellison (Okey Ellison died, 1940; widow appointed)
- 1940 - Charles A. Hill (Elected to Okey Ellison's unexpired term and reelected)
- 1951 - Herbert Skeen (Died, September 20, 1954)
- 1954 - Lillie Skeen (Widow of Herbert Skeen; Appointed and served to November 10, 1954)
- 1954 - Ben Cadle (Elected to Herbert Skeen's unexpired term; subsequently releected; resigned, March 31, 1973)
- 1973 - Thomas K. "T.K." Barnette (Appointed, April 1, 1973, to Ben Cadle's unexpired term; reelected; Died, March 1987)
- 1987 - Jean Randolph (Appointed to T.K. Barnette's unexpired term, April 1987; Elected to six year term, November 1988)
- note: The Rev. Daniel G. Morrill, of Ripley, the second Circuit Clerk, served longer than anyone else - 20 years. Since 1940, the office appears to have a jinx on it, three persons have died in office, and one resigned.
From: JACKSON COUNTY PAST AND PRESENT, 1990
Return to The History of Jackson County and the County Officials page.
Submitted by Delmer R. Hite, transcribed by Toni Rodgers