Sheriff’s office more than a man on a horse

Staff report

The January edition of the Richmond County Historical Society‘s newsletter includes a list of upcoming meeting dates and highlights.

Mark your calendars accordingly. The society meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Rockingham.

Photo by Tom MacCallum

Photo by Tom MacCallum

On Feb. 16, May and Tom MacCallum will display the 233-year history of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, from the first sheriff to Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. May MacCallum focused on the genealogy information for the sheriffs while Tom MacCallum, a former newspaper reporter, found information from the Leak-Wall Genealogy files and newspaper accounts.

“The office, needless to say, has come a long way from its beginning when the sheriff’s office was one man on a horse covering what is now Scotland and Richmond counties,” the newsletter teases.

At its Jan. 19 meeting, a slate of officers for the society will be presented and voted on by members present.

The newsletter also highlights top moments of 2014, including the attendance of Richmond Senior High School students at its September meeting, the restoration and July installation of the 19th century court house bell on the grounds of the 1924 court house and the society-sponsored walking tour in August of Camp Millstone.

 

 

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