Smyth County, Virginia Justices of the Peace 1832 - 1869

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Smyth County, Virginia Justices of the Peace 1832-1869

This list is found in the Clerk of Court's Office, Marion, Virginia. The Dates are somewhat ambiguous as to exactly what should be what. At any rate, it is what it is, and is presented here for your information.

Justices of the peace formed, in Virginia local government, the legislative, executive and judicial government of the individual counties until the reconstruction constitution of 1869-1870. (The Underwood Constitution). The gentlemen justices were appointed by the governor and not directly elected by the people of the county. These men were entrusted with all manner of duties, ranging from levying taxes, appointed constables, appointing court officers, deciding issues in dispute of a minor nature, etc.

This record lists 135 men who serves as Justice of the Peace in Smyth County in the 1832-1869 period.

Smyth County, Virginia Justices of the Peace 1832 - 1869
Name Dates of Service Notes/Comments
Begin End
Aker, Daniel May 27, 1852 July 22, 1852
Anderson, Isaac C. - July 14, 1864
Atkins, Joseph March 1, 1832 April 28, 1846
Atkins, Thompson March 1, 1832 September 20, 1832
Baker, M. F. - July 17, 1860
Barton, John H. - July 20, 1859
Beatie, Robert March 1, 1832 - Elected Clerk
Bise, Samuel L. - August 17, 1869
Bonham, Joseph P. March 1, 1832 September 14, 1832
Bonham, Robert S. - July 22, 1856
Bowen, Arthur M. April 30, 1832 May 24, 1832
Buchanan, James A. April 28, 1846 July 17, 1860
Buchanan, Patrick C. May 27, 1852 July 17, 1860 Presiding Justice
Call, Elijah - July 22, 1856
Campbell, Charles C. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Campbell, Jerome B. July 29, 1835 August 18, 1835
Cassell, Jacob - July 19, 1864
Cecil, John G. April 28, 1846 May 19,1846 Elected Presiding Justice on August 17, 1852
Cole, James April 30, 1832 May 24, 1832
Cole, Sampson May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Cox, Andrew H. October 15, 1832 November 23, 1832
Cox, James August 4, 1837 August 22, 1837 Presiding Justice
Crabtree, William September 18,1852 November 16, 1852
Cregger, Jacob W. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Davis, Benjamin F July 27, 1835 September 22, 1835
Davis, George W. March 1, 1832 September 20, 1832
Davis, James April 30, 1832 September 20, 1832
Davis, James M. November 2, 1838 November 20, 1838
Davis, Joseph W. July 29, 1835 August 18, 1835
Davis, Martin August 4, 1837 August 27, 1837
Davis, Robert A. April 28, 1846 May 19, 1846
Delp, E. R. - July 20, 1869
Dungan, William P. - July 22, 1856
Dungan, C. J. - July 19, 1864
Edmiston, Moses April 28, 1846 June 16, 1846
Edwards, W. W. - July 17, 1860
Farris, John July 17, 1860 December 19, 1865
Farris, William - July 20, 1869
Gallehon, Thomas - July 19,1864
Goodpasture, William L. April 30, 1832 May 25, 1832
Greever, Hiram A. August 13, 1847 November 16, 1847
Griffiths, David N. - -
Groseclose, John S. May 17, 1852 July 20, 1852
Groseclose, John T. - July 22, 1856
Groseclose, Stephen H. July 17, 1860 -
Harley, William R. June 20, 1833 - Removed from office
Harmon, Hezekiah - July 17, 1860
Harris, James May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Harrison, William P. April 28, 1846 July 16, 1846
Houston, Matthew May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Houston, Robert March 1, 1832 September 17, 1832
Hubble, James R. - July 19, 1864
Hubble, Justice - July 19, 1864
Hubble, William H. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Hull, Thomas T. April 28, 1846 May 19, 1846
Humes, William July 29, 1835 August 18, 1835
Humphrey, David F. - March 17, 1869
Iron, John - July 22, 1856 -
James, David E. - July 19, 1864 -
Jones, David April 28, 1846 June 16, 1846
Kestner, Andrew - July 22, 1856
Killinger, Peter August 4, 1837 August 27, 1837
King, William August 4, 1837 August 23, 1837
Kincannon, Francis May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Kincannon, Samuel April 28, 1846 June 16, 1846
Leonard, William May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Locke, John F. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Look, N. L. - -
McDonald, C. F. - July 22, 1856
McDonald, Solomon, April 30, 1832 May 24, 1832
McDonald, Wm. H. - July 22,1856
Miller, John July 29, 1835 October 20, 1835
Mitchell, G. A. - May 19, 1869
Mitchell, Zachariah April 30, 1832 May 24,1832
Nichols, William K. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Porter, William March 1, 1832 September 20, 1832 Presiding Justice
Poston, Hatch D. March 1, 1832 September 30, 1832
Poston, John C. - July 21, 1863
Poston, John M. - August 17,1869
Preston, Thomas L. August 13, 1847 November 16, 1847
Pruner, James M. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1832 [sic] Presiding Justice
Rider, A. G. - July 21, 1869 -
Roberts, William C. - July 21, 1853
Roland, Michael - March 18,1869
Rosenbaum, John - -
Rouse, James - March 16, 1869 -
St. John, Cambell B. - July 17, 1860
Sanders, James B. August 4, 1837 September 19, 1837
Scott, Harold S. - March 16, 1869
Scott, Mitchell August 4, 1837 August 22, 1837
Scott, William April 30, 1832 June 22, 1832
Scott, William, Jr. July 29, 1835 August 18,1835
Shannon, John - April 18,1865
Shannon, Charles J. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Schoolfield, John W. August 4, 1837 August 23, 1837
Shugart, Zachariah J May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852
Shupe, Abraham - July 22, 1856
Shupe, William - July 20, 1862
Smith, John T. July 29, 1835 August 18, 1835
Snavely, Adam B. - July 21, 1863
Snavely, Joseph - March 16,1869
Snider, John - March 16,1869
Spratt, Isaac March 1, 1832 September 24, 1832 -
Sprinkle, Annias P. - -
Sprinkle, Sylvester D. - July 19, 1864
Strother, James P. June 20, 1833 October 24, 1834
Starrett, A. T. - July 21, 1863
Tate, Charles March 1, 1832 March 26, 1832 Died September 1842
Tate, Thomas M. April 28, 1846 May 19, 1846
Taylor, Charles C. November 2, 1838 December 18, 1838
Taylor, James March 1, 1832 March 27, 1832
Tilson, Harmon H. April 28, 1846 May 19, 1846
Thomas, Abijah August 4, 1837 September 19, 1837
Thomas, John April 30, 1832 May 24, 1832
Thomas, Thomas March 1, 1832 September 20, 1832
Thompson, Henry B. March 1, 1832 September 17, 1832
Thurman, John G. - October 24, 1834 -
Thurman, Robert June 20, 1833 October 24, 1834
Thurman, Thomas H. - July 19, 1864
Thurman, William T. - July 17, 1860
Townsend, John M. April 30, 1832 May 24, 1832
Trigg, Abram B. March 1, 1832 September 17, 1832 -
Ward, James May 27, 1852 August 17, 1852 -
Watson, Edward S. August 4, 1837 August 22, 1837 -
Watson, Matthew P. April 28, 1846 May 19, 1846 -
Welch, James - August 17, 1869 -
Wilkinson, Samuel - July 19, 1864 -
Williams, A. C. - March 16, 1858 -
Williams, Robert C. - July 18, 1860 -
Williams, Rufus K April 28, 1846 June 18, 1846 -
Williams, Samuel March 1, 1832 March 20, 1832
Williams, Walter W - August 17, 1869 -
Wolfe, Isaac C. May 27, 1852 July 20, 1852 -
Young, John - August 17, 1869 -