Cheshire County
Sheriff's Office

Cheshire County High Sheriff's

Sheriff Eliezer "Eli" Rivera is Cheshire County's 13th elected Sheriff since 1879

New Hampshire was divided in 5 counties in 1771, Cheshire County being one. In 1827 Cheshire County was divided into two Cheshire and Sullivan Counties.  Prior to 1878 High Sheriff's were appointed.  Ralph Holt became the first elected Sheriff in 1879.
During 1771 - 1878 the High Sheriff was appointive
1771 ?
1772 Josiah Willard
1773-1775 ?
1776-1777 Samuel Hunt
1778-1782 ?
1783-1787 Samuel Hunt
1788 ?
1789 Samuel Hunt
1790-1793 ?
1794-1798 Samuel Hunt
1799-1832 Thomas Bellows
1833-1842 Elijah Carpenter
1843-1847 George Huntington
1848-1852 John Foster
1853-1855 Wareham R. Platts
1856-1865 Bolivar Lovell
1866-1971 George W. Holbrook
1872-1874 Elisha F. Lane
1875-1876 Edward P. Kimball
1877-1879 Ralph Holt
Beginning in 1879 High Sheriff's were elected
1880-1881 Ralph Holt  
1882-1894 Horace A. Perry  
1895-1910 William S. Tuttle 
1911-1930 Edward H. Lord
1930-1943 Frank Bennett
1943-1954 Arthur N. Jennison
1954-1970 Frank Walker
1970-1977 George Schnyer
1977-1988 Kenneth Lysitt
1988-1994 William Moffitt
1994-1997 Douglas K. Fish
1998-2012 Richard A. Foote
2013-current Eliezer "Eli" Rivera
   
   
Sheriff Eli Rivera is researching the history of the Sheriff's Office with the help of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.  If you have any information about the Sheriff's Office please feel free to reach out to Sheriff Eli Rivera at erivera@co.cheshire.nh.us.