North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State House of Commons

1836-1837

This General Assembly met from November 21, 1836 to January 23, 1837.

Per the 1835 North Carolina Constitution Convention, the House of Commons was authorized a total of one hundred-twenty (120) delegates. Each county was authorized a minimum of one (1) delegate, while the most populous counties were authorized four (4) delegates. Each delegate was elected for a two (2) year term of office.

During the 1836 session, the NC Legislature created Davie County, but it was not until 1842 that Davie County began sending delegates to the General Assembly.

County

 Number of
Delegates Authorized

Delegate(s)

Anson

2

John A. McRae, John Grady

Ashe

1

James M. Nye

Beaufort

2

F.C. Satterthwaite, S. Smallwood

Bertie

2

John F. Lee, Thomas H. Speller

Bladen

1

Joseph M. Gillespie

Brunswick

1

Frederick J. Hill

Buncombe

2

Montreville Patton, John Clayton

Burke

3

Edward J. Erwin, E.P. Miller, James H. Perkins

Cabarrus

1

William S. Harris

Camden

1

D. Pritchard

Carteret

1

Thomas Marshall

Caswell

2

Littleton A. Gwinn, William A. Lea

Chatham

3

R.C. Cotten, John S. Guthrie, Spencer McClennahan

Chowan

1

Thomas S. Hoskins

Columbus 

1

J. Maultsby

Craven

2

Abner Hartley, Abner Neale

Cumberland

2

Stephen Hollingsworth, Dillon Jordan

Currituck

1

Alfred Perkins

Davidson

2

Charles Brummell, Meshack Pinckston

Duplin

2

Owen R. Kenan, James H. Jarman

Edgecombe

2

Joseph John Daniel, James George

Franklin

2

Thomas Howerton, Joseph J. Maclin

Gates

1

Whitmell Stallings

Granville

3

Charles R. Eaton, William Flemming, Robert B. Gilliam

Greene

1

Thomas Hooker

Guilford

3

Peter Adams, Jesse H. Lindsay, F.L. Simpson

Halifax

3

S.H. Gee, I. Matthews, B.F. Moore

Haywood

1

John L. Smith

Hertford

1

Kenneth Rayner

Hyde

1

Tillman Farrow

Iredell

3

Theophilus H. Campbell, James A. King, Solomon Lowdermilk

Johnston

2

James Tomlinson, Kedar Whitley

Jones

1

James W. Howard

Lenoir

1

Windall Davis

Lincoln

4

Henry Cansler, Michael Hoke, O.W. Holland, Thomas Ward

Macon

1

James W. Gwinn

Martin

1

Raleigh Roebuck

Mecklenburg

3

G.W. Caldwell, J.A. Dunn, James M. Hutchison

Montgomery

2

William Harris, Enoch Jordan

Moore

1

John A.D. McNeill

Nash

1

Henry Blount

New Hanover

2

Charles Henry, John R. Walker

Northampton

2

Roderick B. Gary, Herod Faison

Onslow

1

John A. Averitt

Orange

4

John Boon, William A. Graham, Nathaniel J. King, John Stockard

Pasquotank

1

David H. Kenyan

Perquimans

1

Josiah T. Granberry

Person

2

Moses Chambers, James M. Williamson

Pitt

2

Macon Moye, John Spiers

Randolph 

2

Michael Cox, William B. Lane

Richmond

2

John McAllister, George Thomas

Robeson

2

Oliver K. Tuton, Alexander Watson

Rockingham

2

Blake W. Brasswell, Philip Irion

Rowan

3

John Clements, William D. Crawford, Charles Fisher

Rutherford

3

John H. Bedford, Thomas Jefferson, William J.T. Miller

Sampson

2

Isaac W. Lane, Dickson Sloan

Stokes

3

James M. Covington, Peter Critz, Caleb H. Matthews

Surry

3

James Calloway, Daniel W. Courts, P.B. Roberts

Tyrrell

1

Silas Davenport

Wake

3

Western R. Gales,William H. Haywood, Jr.*, Nathaniel G. Rand

Warren 

2

John H. Hawkins, Thomas I. Judkins

Washington

1

Joshua T. Swift

Wayne

2

Calvin Coor, Raiford Whitney

Wilkes

2

Wiliam Horton, John Watts

Yancey

1

Samuel Byrd
* William H. Haywood, Jr. was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. Charles Manley was elected as Clerk.
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