The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Robert Hamilton Was The First Sheriff Of Transylvania County


Last updated 6/6/2016 at 6:13pm

The early minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Transylvania County contain a wealth of information about the development of the county during the Civil War and through the Reconstruction Era. The minutes identify the men who helped establish the county, the offices they held, and their roles during a turbulent time.

Robert Hamilton was the first sheriff for Transylvania County, elected in May 1861. His deputy was George Neill. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes state that George C. Neill was elected sheriff in August 1864. Hamilton was named his deputy on Se...

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