Justices of the Peace, 1884-1990

The magistrate system took over from the justice of the peace system in the 1976 election, two magistrates being elected for the county, and having much more authority than under the old justice of the peace system. Formerly two justices could be elected from each magisterial district. However, they usually had so little to do that, towards the last, hardly anyone other than in Ripley and Ravenswood districts bothered to run for the office. I could not locate records on justices serving before the 1884 election.

  • 1884-1888:
    • George W. BROWNELL
    • E. J. ROBINSON
    • George B. CASTO
    • Granville P. MORRISON
    • Robert H. WINDLE
    • E. A. THOMAS
  • 1888-1892:
    • J. W. KIDD
    • John Perry KISER
    • Daniel W. RHODES
    • J. M. WEASE
    • E. J. ROBINSON
    • B. F. SAYRE
    • Lewis YOUNG
  • 1892-1896:
    • John D. CLINTON
    • John H. WETZEL
    • Austin SHINN
    • Newton DUFFIELD
    • M. P. KERWOOD
    • James FERGUSON
    • John Perry KISER
    • H. S. VANNOY
    • Lewis YOUNG
  • 1896-1900:
    • Weeden ARCHER
    • F. S. CASTO
    • J. C. EDWARDS
    • B. F. SAYRE
    • Newton DUFFIELD
    • G. N. PARSONS
    • Edward ROMAN
    • James FERGUSON
    • George N. CASTO
    • D. M. RAKE
    • A. W. REYNOLDS
    • S. S. BIGLEY
    • J. P. HARTLEY
  • 1900-1904:
    • J. D. SKIDMORE
    • Weeden ARCHER
    • J. R. KELLER
    • James E. HORN
    • J. M. RILEY
    • B. F. SAYRE
    • J. P. HAMON
    • J. P. HARTLEY
    • James JONES
    • W. S. CORBIN
    • Edward STANLEY.
  • 1904-1908:
    • J. P. HAMON
    • W. A. THOMAS
    • B. F. SAYRE
    • W. S. CLENDENEN
    • J. M. RILEY
    • J. C. EDWARDS
    • E. E. HIGGINS
    • J. P. HARTLEY
    • John KELBAUGH
  • 1908-1912:
    • Z. T. MCKAY
    • E. J. ROBINSON
    • J. J. P. CASTO
    • E. E. HIGGINS
    • P. M. RILEY
    • W. S. CLENDENEN
    • A. W. WILKINSON
    • F. A. WALKER
    • B. F. SAYRE
    • G. W. Park
    • C. B. BARLOW (1910-1912, finished unexpired term of E. J. ROBINSON)
    • Jonah HAWK.
  • 1912-1916:
    • F. A. SAYRE
    • F. W. OTT
    • J. J. P. CASTO
    • L. M. HATCHER
    • B. F. SAYRE
    • W. E. EVANS
    • J.P. HARTLEY
    • W. S. CLENDENEN
    • P. M. RILEY
    • C. B. BARLOW
  • 1916-1920:
    • L. M. HATCHER
    • F. A. SAYRE
    • W. S. CLENDENEN
    • P. M. RILEY
    • Lewis E. LATHAM
    • J. A. JEWELL
    • J. S. DUNLAP
  • 1920-1924:
    • Henry WHEELER
    • O. G. DICKERSON
    • J. B. BECKWITH
    • W. G. KUFMAN
    • F. A. SAYRE
    • P. S. PERRY
    • B. F. RADER
    • A. F. HALL
  • 1924-1928:
    • P. M. RILEY
    • C. A. JEWELL
    • O. G. DICKERSON
    • Bert DURST
    • Harry MCKOWN
    • D. W. WINTER
    • Hoyt SKEEN
  • 1928-1932:
    • B. F. STEWART
    • James L. RHODES
    • B. F. RADER
    • C. T. WILSON
    • F. A. SAYRE
    • J. A. FLING
    • C. A. JEWELL
  • 1932-1936:
    • C. A. DYE
    • C. A. JEWELL
    • J. M. FOX
    • George M. OLDHAM
    • James L. RHODES
    • A. A. SHINN
    • Kenna P. CASTO
    • Belton COVEY
  • 1936-1940:
    • C. A. DYE
    • C. A. JEWELL
    • James L. RHODES
    • A. A. SHINN
    • Kenna P. CASTO
    • Lewis E. LANHAM
  • 1940-1944:
    • Pearl TUMBLIN
    • C. A. DYE
    • C. A. JEWELL
    • James L. RHODES
    • A. A. SHINN
    • Brad SAYRE
    • S. Luther WARNER
    • Lewis E. LANHAM
  • 1944-1948:
    • Pearl TUMBLIN
    • C. A. DYE
    • C. A. JEWELL
    • R. J. RILEY
  • 1948-1952:
    • C. A. DYE
    • C. A. JEWELL
    • R. J. RILEY
    • Elijah C. TOLLEY
  • 1952-1956:
    • C. R. WILDMAN
    • R. J. RILEY
    • Elijah C. TOLLEY
  • 1956-1960:
    • C. R. WILDMAN
    • R. J. RILEY
    • Elijah C. TOLLEY
  • 1960-1964:
    • Katherine BOWEN
    • J. R. PRICE
    • L. D. CASTO
    • Leon RHODES
  • 1964-1968:
    • J. R. PRICE
    • Dovenor JARRELL
    • Gay H. DUKE
    • Delmer GOOD
  • 1968-1972:
    • J. R. PRICE
    • Dovenor JARRELL
    • Gay H. DUKE
  • 1972-1976:
    • J. R. PRICE
    • Noble L. ADKINS
    • Gay H. DUKE
    • Enoch STAATS
    • Robert W. MASKER
  • 1976-1980: Magistrates
    • J. R. PRICE
    • Noble L. ADKINS
  • 1980-1984: Magistrates
    • J. R. PRICE
    • William REYNOLDS (William REYNOLDS died, 1982, and Lucille THORN appointed to succeed him)
  • 1984-Date: Magistrates
    • Lucille THORN
    • Mary Jane JARRELL

From: JACKSON COUNTY PAST AND PRESENT, 1990
Submitted by Delmer R. Hite, transcribed by Toni Rodgers

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