Justice of the Peace
Boone County began with a tradition of Justices of the Peace acting as a County Court. On the first Court, which met 17 June 1799, there were five Justices, who had been commissioned by the Governor: John Hall, John Conner, John Brown, Archibald Huston, and Archibald Reid.
The Justices in Kentucky served without pay in the early period, though later they were granted a small compensation. Even the fees they received when they held Court were supposed to be turned over to the County at intervals.
List of Justices of Boone County 1798-1852
|John Hall||23 Dec 1798||Commissioned Sheriff 26 Jan 1801|
|John Conner||23 Dec 1798||Vacated by Death|
|John Brown||23 Dec 1798||Commissioned Sheriff - refused to Qualify, Apr 1803|
|Archibald Huston||23 Dec 1798||Commissioned Sheriff, 20 Apr 1803|
|Archibald Reid||23 Dec 1798||Commissioned Sheriff, 14 Dec 1804|
|John Bush||26 Jan 1801||Commissioned Sheriff, 1807|
|John H. Craig||26 Jan 1801|
|Elzaphan Hume||12 Jun 1801||Commissioned Sheriff, 9 Nov 1808|