Hi Jay, Thanks for your response. I have three John Furticks in my files but I do not know if either of them might have been a Sheriff. John Anderson Furtick, (sometimes spelled Furtic) b. 1840 lived near St. Matthews, as did his son John, so it might have been either one of them. However, I do not find a sister who might have married a Mitchell.
I appreciate your help. If you find anything else please let me know.