North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State House of Commons

1842-1843

This General Assembly met from November 21, 1842 to January 28, 1843.

Davie County was established in 1836, but it did not begin sending any delegates to the NC General Assembly until 1842. Caldwell County was established in 1841, and it began sending its delegates to the NC General Assembly in 1842.

During 1842, the NC Legislature created Catawba County, McDowell County, and Union County. McDowell County sent its first delegates to the NC General Assembly in 1852. Catawba County and Union County began sending their first delegates to the NC General Assembly in 1854.

County

 Number of
Delegates Authorized

Delegate(s)

Anson

2

John McCollum, Thomas Samuel Ashe

Ashe

1

George Bower

Beaufort

2

Shadrack P. Allen, John W. Williams

Bertie

2

James R. Rayner, John F. Lee

Bladen

1

George W. Bannerman

Brunswick

1

Armeline Bryan

Buncombe

2

John Burgin, George W. Candler

Burke

3

W.W. Avery, Tod R. Caldwell, Samuel J. Neal

Cabarrus

1

Daniel M. Barringer

Caldwell

1

William Dickson

Camden

1

Cornelius G. Lamb

Carteret

1

Thomas Marshall

Caswell

2

Levi Walker, Calvin Graves*

Chatham

3

John S. Guthrie, Thomas Lassiter, John J. Jackson

Cherokee

1

George W. Hays

Chowan

1

William R. Skinner

Columbus 

1

Nathan L. Williamson

Craven

2

O.S. Dewey, N.H. Street

Cumberland

2

John Monroe, Duncan K. McRae

Currituck

1

John B. Jones

Davidson

2

Charles Brummell, Henry Walser

Davie

1

Gustavus Adolphus Miller

Duplin

2

James G. Dickson, Isaac B. Kelly

Edgecombe

2

Joshua Barnes, Ralph E. McNair

Franklin

2

Young Patterson, John E. Thomas

Gates

1

John Willey

Granville

3

Jonathan M. Stone, William Russell, Kemp F. Hill

Greene

1

John W. Taylor

Guilford

3

William Doak, George C. Mendenhall, Joel McLean

Halifax

3

Sterling H. Gee, Benjamin A. Pope, Bartholomew F. Moore

Haywood

1

Michael Francis

Hertford

1

Starkey Sharp

Hyde

1

Andrew Shanklin

Iredell

3

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

Johnston

2

Lunsford Richardson, Kedar Whitley

Jones

1

Calvin Koonce

Lenoir

1

Windall Davis

Lincoln

4

Larkin Stowe, James H. White, Nathaniel Wilson, John Yount

Macon

1

James Whitaker

Martin

1

Asa Biggs

Mecklenburg

3

Caleb Erwin, John Kirk, James W. Ross

Montgomery

2

Calvin J. Cochran, Francis Locke

Moore

1

William D. Harrington

Nash

1

Ford Taylor

New Hanover

2

Jeremiah Nixon, David McIntire

Northampton

2

John B. Odom, Thomas Bragg, Jr.

Onslow

1

Timothy Haskins

Orange

4

Cadwallader Jones, Jr., Julius S. Bracken, John Stockard, Henry K. Nash

Pasquotank

1

John C.B. Eringhaus

Perquimans

1

Thomas Wilson

Person

2

John A. Holloway, Hiram Satterfield

Pitt

2

John L. Foreman, Isaac Joyner

Randolph 

2

Alfred Brower, Julian E. Leach

Richmond

2

Isaac Dockery, Alexander Martin

Robeson

2

Neill Regan, Alexander Watson

Rockingham

2

Richard P. Cardwell, Peter Scales

Rowan

3

Francis Williams, Alexander W. Brandon, John B. Lord

Rutherford

3

William E. Mills, Thomas Jefferson, John Baxter

Sampson

2

Joseph Herring, Edward C. Gavin

Stokes

3

William A. Mitchell, John F. Nelson, Jacob Shuizt

Surry

3

John J. Conrad, Theophilus C. Houser, Dickson Taliaferro

Tyrrell

1

Joseph Halsey

Wake

3

Nathaniel G. Rand, Dempsey B. Massey, Gaston H. Wilder

Warren 

2

John H. Hawkins, Oliver D. Fitts

Washington

1

Joseph C. Norcum

Wayne

2

Elias Barnes, Curtis H. Brogden

Wilkes

2

John J. Bryan, David Gray

Yancey

1

Samuel Byrd
* Calvin Graves was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. Lewis H. Marsteller was elected Clerk.
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