North Carolina in the 1800s

North Carolina State Senate

1879-1880
This General Assembly met from January 8th to March 14th in 1879. A Special Session was called from March 15th to March 29th in 1880.

District

 No. of Senators

County/Counties

Delegate(s) (County From)

1

2

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

George H. Mitchell (Hertford),
R. White (Perquimans)

2

2

Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell, Washington

J.T. Respass (Beaufort),
J.T. Waldo (Martin)

3

1

Bertie, Northampton

George D. Holloman (Northampton)

4

1

Halifax

Henry Epps (1)

5

1

Edgecombe

Frank D. Dancy

6

1

Pitt

E.A. Moye

7

2

Franklin, Nash, Wilson

W.S. Harris (Franklin),
R.W. King (Wilson)

8

1

Craven

Edward Bull

9

1

Carteret, Jones, Onslow

John W. Shackleford (Onslow)

10

2

Duplin, Wayne

J.A. Bryan (Duplin),
W.T. Dortch (Wayne)

11

1

Greene, Lenoir

W.P. Ormond (Greene)

12

1

New Hanover, Pender

R.K. Bryan (New Hanover)

13

1

Bladen, Brunswick

Asa Ross (Bladen)

14

1

Sampson

Robinson Ward

15

1

Columbus, Robeson

D.P. McEachern (Robeson)

16

1

Cumberland, Harnett

N.S. Stewart (Harnett)

17

1

Johnston

L.R. Waddell

18

1

Wake

George H. Snow

19

1

Warren

Isaac Alston (1)

20

2

Caswell, Orange, Person

Giles Mebane (Caswell),
George Williamson (Caswell)

21

1

Granville

E.E. Lyon

22

1

Chatham

A.H. Merritt

23

1

Rockingham

J.P. Dillard

24

2

Alamance, Guilford

David F. Caldwell (Guilford),
J.I Scales (Guilford)

25

1

Moore, Randolph

William M. Black (Moore)

26

1

Montgomery, Richmond

George A. Graham (Montgomery)

27

1

Anson, Union

C. Austin (Union)

28

1

Cabarrus, Stanly

J.M. Redwine (Stanly)

29

1

Mecklenburg

Sydenham B. Alexander

30

1

Davie, Rowan

John S. Henderson (Rowan)

31

1

Davidson

James M. Leach

32

1

Forsyth, Stokes

G.B. Everett (Forsyth)

33

1

Surry, Yadkin

J.M. Brower (Surry)

34

2

Alexander, Iredell, Wilkes

J.P. Matheson (Alexander),
Unknown

35

1

Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga

J. Bledsoe (Ashe)

36

2

Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey

J.G. Bynum (Burke),
A.M. Erwin (McDowell)

37

1

Catawba, Lincoln

William A. Graham, Jr. (Lincoln)

38

1

Cleveland, Gaston

L.J. Hoyle (Cleveland)

39

1

Polk, Rutherford

J.B. Eaves (Rutherford)

40

1

Buncombe, Madison

Theodore F. Davidson (Buncombe)

41

1

Haywood, Henderson, Transylvania

T.W. Taylor (Henderson)

42

1

Cherokee, Clay, Jackson, Macon, Swain

James L. Robinson (Macon)
Thomas J. Jarvis was President of the Senate. He soon became Governor after Governor Zebulon B. Vance was elected to the U.S. Senate. James L. Robinson then became President of the Senate. Robert M. Furman was the Clerk.
(1) A black man.
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