HISTORY OF THE KENT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Kent County Courthouse - Clairemont

Kent County Jail - Clairemont

Kent County was created in 1876 and organized in 1892 from Young and Bexar Territories. It was named after Andrew Kent who died at the Alamo in 1836. Clairemont was the original county seat. After an attempt to move it failed in 1921 and again in 1923, it was finally voted on and moved to Jayton in 1952 after contest. To read the rest of the story, click here.

These are the only records that I have found concerning Constables within Kent County. I am not sure if these Constables did not like the job or if it was so dangerous that most of them decided that this line of work was not for them. There seems to have been quite a few Constables back in the day. Some of these men might have been Deputy Constables but were listed as Constables on the bond paperwork. To check out the list of Constables, go here.


PAST SHERIFF'S

1892 - 1894  Sheriff W. H. Butler
1895-1902 Sheriff N. N. Rodgers
1903 - 1906 Sheriff B. F. Roy
1907 - 1914 Sheriff D. I. McCombs
1915 - 1922 Sheriff R. I. Goodall
1923 - 1926 Sheriff S. A. McCombs Jr.
1927 - 1934 Sheriff R. I. Goodall
1935 - 1938 Sheriff B. A. Cumbie
1939 - 1942 Sheriff B. J. Smith
1943 - 1944 Sheriff Claude R. Kelley
1945 - 1948 Sheriff H. J. Whatley
1949 - 1950 Sheriff Robert Koonce
1951 - 1952 Sheriff Wayne A. Stanaland
1953 - 1956 Sheriff J. B. Montgomery
1957 - 1964 Sheriff Robert Koonce
1965 - 1967 Sheriff Bobby Ted Gallagher
1967 - 1972 Sheriff Billy Jearold Stanley
1973 - 1984 Sheriff Raldo G. Goodall
1985 - 1987 Sheriff Purvis A. Sorelle
1987 - 1988 Sheriff Gordon Cheyne
1988 - 1992 Sheriff Olen Roy Cheyne
1993 - 1996 Sheriff Larry Doyle Rider
1996 - 2000 Sheriff Charles Cave Alderman
2001 - 2004 Sheriff Matthew K. Moorhead
2004 - Present Sheriff William Scogin