Chatham County (N.C.) court documents  1790-1822
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Chatham County, North Carolina, was formed as a settlement by Quakers in 1751, and was established as a county in 1771. During the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, the county was governed by justices of the peace, who operated Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and appointed state General Assembly representatives as well as the county sheriff and other officials.