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Greetings:

In some microfilmed indenture records I've reviewed (1813, Wilkes County, ) the person bonding out two boys is identified in the recording as the "Chairman of the County Court of Wilkes...") I'm presuming this is referring to the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Your entry on this body indicates there was no County Board of Commissioners until the Reconstruction period, so I'm wondering what a Court Chairman was in the early 19th century and he was a governor appointee? I'm presuming this was an executive administrative post.
and not merely a JP, because the person is also identified with the post-nominal, "Esquire," meaning lawyer.

Many thanks in advance,

Kind regards,

A, Colvin,
Senior, History,
University of Houston