Sheriff Richard Razy Poe
Term: 1880-1883

Richard R. Poe was sheriff from 1880-1883. He was born June 29, 1843 in Fayette County, Alabama. He was the son of R. H. and Nancy Poe. His family moved to Searcy County, Arkansas before the civil war. He enlisted under Capt. William Hicks, was assigned to the 38th Arkansas Infantry and served four years. He married Mary Lewis on March 1, 1868 in White County. Mr. Poe bought a large farm, Poe Ranch, near Shirley (Settlement), but when he became sheriff he turned the farm management over to his brother-in-law. After his two terms as sheriff, he stayed in Clinton and sold real estate and insurance. He died March 31, 1919 and is buried in Clinton Cemetery beside his wife, who died in 1929.