North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State House of Commons

1862-1863
This General Assembly met from November 17th to December 22nd in 1862. A Special Session was called from January 19th to February 12th in 1863. A second Special Session was called from June 30th to July 7th in 1863. A third Special Session was called from November 23rd to December 14th in 1863. A fourth Special Session was convened in late May of 1864.

County

 Number of
Delegates Authorized

Delegate(s)

Alamance

2

Rufus Y. McAden, E.F. Watson

Alexander

1

John M. Carson

Anson

2

R.H. Burns, Purdie Richardson

Ashe

1

James M. Gentry

Beaufort

2

Richard S. Donnell*, William M. Carter

Bertie

2

Peyton T. Henry, James Bond

Bladen

1

J.W. Russ

Brunswick

1

Daniel L. Russell, Jr.

Buncombe

1

John Burgin

Burke

1

John Parks

Cabarrus

1

William S. Harris

Caldwell

1

Matthias A. Bernhardt

Camden

1

John Forbes

Carteret

1

Unknown / Vacant

Caswell

2

Samuel S. Harrison, William Long

Catawba

1

George S. Hooper (1) / Horace L. Robards (1) / W.P. Reinhardt (1)

Chatham

3

Thomas B. Harris, William J. Headen, Maurice Q. Waddell

Cherokee

1

James H. Bryson (2) / John W. Fentress (2)

Chowan

1

Lemuel C. Benbury

Cleveland

2

John R. Logan, David Beam

Columbus 

1

William M. Baldwin (3)

Craven

2

J.B.J. Barrow (4) / Thomas H. Gaskins (4), Richard A. Russell

Cumberland

3

John McCormick, Neill McKay, Jesse G. Shepherd

Currituck

1

Burwell M. Baxter

Davidson

2

Robert L. Beall, Henry Walser

Davie

1

Henry B. Howard

Duplin

2

John D. Stanford, L.W. Hodges

Edgecombe

2

Robert Bynum, David Cobb

Forsyth

2

E. Kerner, John P. Nissen

Franklin

1

A.W. Pearce

Gaston

1

A.W. Davenport

Gates

1

William H. Manning

Granville

3

Robert B. Gilliam*, James S. Amis, Eugene Grissom

Greene

1

Henry H. Best

Guilford

3

R.W. Glenn, M.S. Sherwood, William R. Smith

Halifax

2

Archibald H. Davis, Henry Joyner

Haywood

1

Samuel L. Love

Henderson

1

Alexander Henry

Hertford

1

John A. Vann

Hyde

1

Edward L. Mann

Iredell

2

Thomas A. Allison, John Young

Jackson

1

Joseph Keener

Johnston

2

W.H. Avera, Seth Woodall

Jones

1

Anthony E. Rhodes

Lenoir

1

William W. Dunn

Lincoln

1

Ambrose White

Macon

1

J.M. Lyle

Madison

1

Jesse Wallen

Martin

1

James Robinson

McDowell

1

William F. Craig

Mecklenburg

2

John L. Brown, E.C. Grier

Montgomery

1

Edmund G.L. Barringer

Moore

1

Alexander Kelly

Nash

1

Henry G. Williams

New Hanover

2

Samuel J. Person, John R. Hawes

Northampton

2

Williamn W. Peebles, Samuel T. Stancil

Onslow

1

James H. Foy

Orange

2

William N. Patterson, John Berry

Pasquotank

1

William E. Mann

Perquimans

1

James H. Riddick

Person

1

M.D.C. Bumpass

Pitt

2

Burton J. Albritton, Churchill Perkins

Randolph 

2

Jonathan Worth (5) / Isaac H. Foust (5), Marmaduke S. Robins

Richmond

1

Sanders M. Ingram

Robeson

2

Neill McNeill, Murdock McRae

Rockingham

2

W.J. Gilliam, James I. Reynolds

Rowan

2

Nathan Neely Fleming (6), F.E. Shober

Rutherford

2

A.R. Bryan, J.B. Carpenter

Sampson

2

William Kirby, D.A. Bizzell (7) / Thomas H. Powell (7)

Stanly

1

Lafayette Green

Stokes

1

William H. Flynt

Surry

1

Joseph Hollingsworth

Tyrrell

1

Eli Spruill

Union

1

Cyrus Q. Lemmond

Wake

3

J.H. Alford, William Laws, Daniel G. Fowle (8) / Calvin J. Rogers (8)

Warren 

2

L. Henderson, Thomas J. Judkins

Washington

1

James H. Smith (9)

Watauga

1

William Horton

Wayne

2

Marcus K. Crawford, B.B. Rives

Wilkes

2

W.W. Hampton, E.M. Welborn

Yadkin

1

Andrew C. Cowles

Yancey

1

D.M. Young
* Robert B. Gilliam was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. He was soon elected as a Judge on the NC Superior Court. Richard S. Donnell was then elected as Spearker of the House of Commons. Henry E. Colton was Clerk.
(1) George S. Hooper resigned his seat, reason and date unknown. Horace L. Robards was elected to replace him. W.P. Reinhardt attended the last Special Session, indicating that he was elected to replace Horace L. Robards, who had apparently joined the Confederate Army.
(2) James H. Bryson resigned his seat, reason and date unknown. John W. Fentress was elected to replace him and he took his seat for the third Special Session.,
(3) William M. Baldwin resigned his seat, reason and date unknown. There is no record of anyone replacing him during this General Assembly.
(4) J.B.J. Barrow died before taking office. Thomas H. Gaskins was elected to replace him and he took his seat at the second Special Session.
(5) Jonathan Worth resigned his seat after being elected as NC State Treasurer. Isaac H. Foust was elected to replace him, and he took his seat at the first Special Session.
(6) Nathan Neely Fleming was killed at the battle of the Wilderness (Virginia - May 5-7, 1864).
(7) D.A. Bizzell died in office. Thomas H. Powell was elected to replace him and he took his seat at the second Special Session.
(8) Daniel G. Fowle resigned his seat, date unknown, after being appointed as NC State Adjutant General. Calvin J. Rogers was elected to replace him and he took his seat at the second Special Session.
(9) James H. Smith took his seat at the first Special Session.
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