North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State Senate

1870-1872
This General Assembly met from November 21, 1870 to April 6, 1871. A Special Session was called from November 20, 1871 to February 18, 1872.

District

 No. of Senators

County/Counties

Delegate(s) (County From)

1

2

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank, Perquimans

Rufus K. Speed (Chowan),
James C. Skinner (Chowan)

2

1

Martin, Tyrrell, Washington

L.C. Latham (Washington)

3

1

Beaufort, Hyde

Edward J. Warren (Beaufort)

4

1

Northampton

Jesse Blythe

5

1

Bertie, Hertford

James W. Beasley (Bertie)

6

1

Halifax

Henry Epps (1)

7

1

Edgecombe

N.B. Bellamy

8

1

Pitt

Jacob McCotter

9

1

Nash, Wilson

Lawrence F. Battle (Nash)

10

2

Carteret, Craven

R.F. Lehman (Craven),
L.J. Moore (Craven)

11

1

Jones, Lenoir

R.W. King (Lenoir)

12

1

Duplin, Onslow

William A. Allen (Duplin)

13

2

Brunswick, New Hanover

Charles McClammy (NH),
G.W. Price (NH) (1)

14

1

Bladen, Columbus

J.C. Currie (Bladen)

15

1

Robeson

R.M. Norment

16

2

Cumberland, Harnett, Sampson

W.C. Troy (Cumberland),
C. Tate Murphy (Sampson)

17

1

Johnston

L.R. Waddell

18

1

Greene, Wayne

Curtis H. Brogden (Wayne)

19

2

Franklin, Wake

Philemon B. Hawkins (Franklin),
L.P. Olds (Wake)

20

1

Warren

John A. Hyman (1)

21

2

Granville, Person

L.C. Edwards (Granville),
Samuel C. Barnett (Person)

22

1

Orange

John W. Graham

23

1

Chatham

Gaston Albright

24

1

Caswell

Wilson Cary (1)

25

1

Rockingham

James T. Morehead

26

2

Alamance, Guilford

James A. Graham (Alamance),
John A. Gilmer (Guilford)

27

1

Montgomery, Randolph

J.M. Worth (Randolph)

28

1

Moore, Richmond

R.S. Ledbetter (Richmond)

29

1

Anson, Union

Atlas Jones Dargan (Anson)

30

1

Mecklenburg

H.C. Jones

31

1

Cabarrus, Stanly

Valentine Mauney (Stanly)

32

1

Davie, Rowan

W.M. Robbins (Rowan)

33

1

Davidson

F.C. Robbins

34

1

Forsyth, Stokes

Sterling Adams (Stokes)

35

1

Surry, Yadkin

Andrew C. Cowles (Yadkin)

36

1

Alexander, Iredell

Romulus Z. Linney (Alexander)

37

1

Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln

E. Crowell (Lincoln)

38

1

Cleveland, Polk, Rutherford

G.M. Whitesides (Rutherford)

39

1

Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes

C.L. Cook (Wilkes)

40

1

Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania

James H. Merrimon (Buncombe)

41

1

Burke, Caldwell, Watauga

W.C. Council (Watauga)

42

1

Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey

W.W. Fleming (McDowell)

43

1

Cherokee, Clay, Haywood, Jackson, Macon

W. Levi Love (Macon)

Tod R. Caldwell was President of the Senate. Upon the impeachment of Governor William W. Holden in 1870, Caldwell became the new Governor. Edward J. Warren was then Lt. Governor and President of the Senate. William L. Saunders was the Clerk.
(1) A black man.
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