North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State House of Commons

1840-1841

This General Assembly met from November 16, 1840 to January 12, 1841.

Although it was created in 1838, according to most sources, Cherokee County began sending its delegate to the NC General Assembly during the 1840 session. The Author has found no other county giving up a delegate in this session, so Cherokee County may not have actually been authorized to send a delegate during this session - or - the NC General Assembly proceeded with 121 delegates.

During the 1841 session, the NC Legislature created Caldwell County, Cleveland County, and Stanly County. Caldwell County began sending delegates to the NC General Assembly in 1842. Cleveland County and Stanly County began sending delegates to the NC General Assembly in 1844.

County

 Number of
Delegates Authorized

Delegate(s)

Anson

2

P.H. Winston, John McCollum

Ashe

1

A.B. McMillan

Beaufort

2

James O'Kelly Williams, Shadrack P. Allen

Bertie

2

John B. Gilliam, Lewis Thompson

Bladen

1

George W. Bannerman

Brunswick

1

Frederick J. Hill

Buncombe

2

Montreville Patton, Thomas Morris

Burke

3

E.P. Miller, William M. Carson, Joseph Neal

Cabarrus

1

Daniel M. Barringer

Camden

1

A.H. Grandy

Carteret

1

Elijah Whitehurst

Caswell

2

Levi Walker, Calvin Graves

Chatham

3

John S. Guthrie, Spencer McClennahan, I. Clegg

Cherokee

1

George W. Hays

Chowan

1

Robert T. Paine

Columbus 

1

Absalom Powell

Craven

2

Samuel Hyman, W.C. Wadsworth

Cumberland

2

David Reid, John Monroe

Currituck

1

John B. Jones

Davidson

2

Charles Brummell, Burgess S. Beal

Duplin

2

Hampton Sullivan, James G. Dickson

Edgecombe

2

W.S. Baker, Joshua Barnes

Franklin

2

Thomas Howerton, Young Patterson

Gates

1

Whitmell Stallings

Granville

3

Robert B. Gilliam*, H.L. Robards, James A. Russell

Greene

1

John W. Taylor

Guilford

3

William Doak, James Brannock, George C. Mendenhall

Halifax

3

Sterling H. Gee, B.A. Pope, B.F. Moore

Haywood

1

Joseph Keener

Hertford

1

William Nathan Harrell Smith

Hyde

1

Tillman Farrow

Iredell

3

Joseph P. Caldwell, J.H. McLaughlin, John A. Young

Johnston

2

James Tomlinson, Jesse Adams

Jones

1

William Huggins

Lenoir

1

Windall Davis

Lincoln

4

Michael Hoke, O.W. Holland, John Killian, W.W. Monday

Macon

1

Jacob Siler

Martin

1

Asa Biggs

Mecklenburg

3

G.W. Caldwell, John Walker, Benjamin Morrow

Montgomery

2

Thomas Pemberton, Edmund F. Lilley

Moore

1

Duncan Murchison

Nash

1

Ford Taylor

New Hanover

2

James T. Miller, James Kerr

Northampton

2

Edmund Jacobs, Samuel B. Spruill

Onslow

1

Thomas Ennett

Orange

4

William A. Graham*, Cadwallader Jones, Jr., Nathan J. King, M.W. Holt

Pasquotank

1

A.G. Proctor

Perquimans

1

Thomas Wilson

Person

2

Moses Chambers, Robert Jones

Pitt

2

J.L. Foreman, Isaac Joyner

Randolph 

2

William B. Lane, Alfred Brower

Richmond

2

Duncan McLaurin, John W. Covington

Robeson

2

Neill Regan, Daniel A. Graham

Rockingham

2

R.P. Cardwell, George D. Boyd

Rowan

3

H.C. Jones, Isaac Burns, F. Williams

Rutherford

3

William J.T. Miller, W.E. Mills, Thomas Jefferson

Sampson

2

Joseph Herring, Isaac W. Lane

Stokes

3

James M. Covington, William Withers, Leonard Ziglar

Surry

3

Nathaniel Boyden, Columbus Franklin, H.B. Poindexter

Tyrrell

1

Charles McCleese

Wake

3

Nathaniel G. Rand, J.M. Mangum, D.B. Massey

Warren 

2

William Eaton, Jr., John H. Hawkins

Washington

1

David C. Guyther

Wayne

2

Elias Barnes, Curtis H. Brogden

Wilkes

2

Eli Petty, William Horton

Yancey

1

Samuel Fleming
* William A. Graham was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. He was elected to the US Senate. Robert B. Gilliam was then elected as Speaker of the House of Commons. Charles Manley was elected as Clerk.
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