North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State Senate

1872-1874

This General Assembly met from November 18, 1872 to March 3, 1873. A Special Session was called from November 17, 1873 to February 16, 1874.

This General Assembly was restructured based upon the 1870 U.S. Census population results. The number of Sentate districts was reduced from 43 to 42, and again, some were allowed two (2) Senators due to population size.

Dare County and Swain County sent their first delegates to this General Assembly.

District

 No. of Senators

County/Counties

Delegate(s) (County From)

1

2

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, Perquimans

John L. Chamberlain (Camden),
C.W. Grandy (Pasquotank)

2

2

Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell, Washington

J.B. Respess (Beaufort),
H.E. Stilley (Beaufort)

3

1

Bertie, Northampton

George D. Holloman (Northampton)

4

1

Halifax

Henry Epps (1)

5

1

Edgecombe

Henry Eppes (1)

6

1

Pitt

Jacob McCotter

7

2

Franklin, Nash, Wilson

William K. Davis (Franklin),
John W. Dunham (Wilson)

8

1

Craven

Augustus S. Seymour

9

1

Carteret, Jones, Onslow

James G. Scott (Onslow)

10

2

Duplin, Wayne

William A. Allen (Duplin),
Lott W. Humphrey (Wayne)

11

1

Greene, Lenoir

R.W. King (Lenoir)

12

1

New Hanover

George L. Mabson (1)

13

1

Bladen, Brunswick

G.N. Hill (Brunswick)

14

1

Sampson

C. Tate Murphy

15

1

Columbus, Robeson

John W. Ellis (Columbus)

16

1

Cumberland, Harnett

W.C. Troy (Cumberland)

17

1

Johnston

W.H. Avera

18

1

Wake

James H. Harris (1)

19

1

Warren

John A. Hyman (1)

20

2

Caswell, Orange, Person

John W. Norwood (Orange),
John W. Cunningham (Person)

21

1

Granville

Bourbon Smith

22

1

Chatham

R.J. Powell

23

1

Rockingham

James T. Morehead

24

2

Alamance, Guilford

W.J. Murray (Alamance),
James T. Morehead, Jr. (Guilford)

25

1

Moore, Randolph

J.M. Worth (Randolph)

26

1

Montgomery, Richmond

Richmond T. Long (Richmond)

27

1

Anson, Union

C.M.T. McCauley (Union)

28

1

Cabarrus, Stanly

J.C. Bernhardt (Cabarrus)

29

1

Mecklenburg

R.P. Waring

30

1

Davie, Rowan

Charles Price (Davie)

31

1

Davidson

John T. Cramer

32

1

Forsyth, Stokes

John M. Stafford (Forsyth)

33

1

Surry, Yadkin

Andrew C. Cowles (Yadkin)

34

2

Alexander, Iredell, Wilkes

Thomas A. Nicholson (Iredell),
Phineas Horton (Wilkes)

35

1

Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga

J.W. Todd (Ashe)

36

2

Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey

W.W. Fleming (McDowell),
J.M. Gudger (Yancey)

37

1

Catawba, Lincoln

James R. Ellis (Catawba)

38

1

Cleveland, Gaston

W.J.T. Miller (Cleveland)

39

1

Polk, Rutherford

Martin Walker (Rutherford)

40

1

Buncombe, Madison

James H. Merrimon (Buncombe)

41

1

Haywood, Henderson, Transylvania

W.P. Welch (Haywood)

42

1

Cherokee, Clay, Jackson, Macon, Swain

W. Levi Love (Macon)
Curtis H. Brogden was President of the Senate. William L. Saunders was the Clerk.
(1) A black man.
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