North Carolina Delegates to the Continental Congress 1774-1788

1st Continental Congress

Year

Dates Met

NC Delegates

Comments

Philadelphia, PA

1774

Sep. 5 to Oct. 26

Richard Caswell
Joseph Hewes
William Hooper
1774.
1774-1777, 1779.
1774-1777.

2nd Continental Congress

Year(s)

Dates Met

NC Delegates

Comments

Philadelphia, PA

1775-1776

5/10/75 - 12/12/76

Joseph Hewes
William Hooper
John Penn
Thomas Burke
1774-1777, 1779.
1774-1777.
1775-1776, 1779-1780.
1776-1781.

Baltimore, MD

1776-1777

12/20/76 - 3/4/77

Joseph Hewes
William Hooper
Thomas Burke
1774-1777, 1779.
1774-1777.
1776-1781.

Philadelphia, PA

1777

3/4/77 - 9/18/77

William Hooper
Cornelius Harnett
Thomas Burke
1774-1777. Resigned < April '77
1777-1780.
1776-1781.

Lancaster, PA

1777

9/27/77

Cornelius Harnett
Thomas Burke
1777-1780.
1776-1781.

York, PA

1777-1778

9/30/77 - 6/27/78

Thomas Burke
Cornelius Harnett
Whitmell Hill
John Williams
1776-1781.
1777-1780.
1778-1781.
1778-1779.

 Philadelphia, PA

1778-1781

7/2/78 - 3/1/81

Joseph Hewes
John Penn
Cornelius Harnett
Whitmell Hill
John Williams
Allen Jones
William Sharpe
Samuel Johnston
Willie Jones
1774-1777, 1779.
1775-1776, 1779-1780.
1777-1780.
1778-1781.
1778-1779. Resigned Feb. '79.
1779-1780.
1779-1782.
1780-1782.
1780-1781.
The 2nd Continental Congress met until March 1, 1781, when the Articles of Confederation were signed. The Confederation Congress convened on the same day.

Confederation Congress

Year(s)

Dates Met

NC Delegates

Comments

Philadelphia, PA

1781-1783

3/1/81 - 6/21/83

Samuel Johnston
Benjamin Hawkins
Charles Johnson
Ephraim Brevard
William Blount
Abner Nash
William Sharpe
Dr. Hugh Williamson
1780-1782.
1781-1783.
1781, 1784-1785.
1781.
1782, 1787-1788.
1782-1786.
1779-1782.
1782-1785, 1787-1788.

Princeton, NJ

1783

6/30/83 - 11/4/83

Benjamin Hawkins
Abner Nash
Dr. Hugh Williamson
Richard Dobbs Spaight
1781-1783, 1786-1787.
1782-1786.
1782-1785, 1787-1788.
1783-1785.

Annapolis, MD

1783-1784

11/26/83 - 6/3/84

Abner Nash
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Dr. Hugh Williamson
1782-1786.
1783-1785.
1782-1785, 1787-1788.

Trenton, NJ

1784

11/1/84 - 12/24/84

William Cumming
Charles Johnson
Abner Nash
Richard Dobbs Spaight
John Sitgreaves
Dr. Hugh Williamson
Thomas Person
Benjamin Smith
1784, 1785-1786
1784-1786.
1782-1783, 1785-1786.
1783-1785.
1784-1785,
1782-1785, 1787-1788.
1784.
1784.

New York, NY

1785

1/11/85 - 11/4/85

Timothy Bloodworth
William Blount
Robert Burton
Charles Johnson
Nathaniel Macon
Richard Dobbs Spaight
John Sitgreaves
Dr. Hugh Williamson
1784-1787.
1784-1785.
1785-1786.
1784-1786.
1785-1786.
1783-1785.
1784-1785.
1782-1785, 1787-1788.

New York, NY

1785-1786

11/7/85 - 11/3/86

William Cumming
Charles Johnson
Timothy Bloodworth
Benjamin Hawkins
Abner Nash
Dr. James White
1784, 1785-1786.
1784-1786.
1784-1787.
1781-1783, 1786-1788.
1782-1786. Died in Office 12/2/86.
1786-1788.

Philadelphia, PA

1787

5/25/87 - 9/27/87

John Baptiste Ashe
Timothy Bloodworth
William Blount
Robert Burton
Benjamin Hawkins
Alexander Martin
Thomas Polk
Dr. James White
Dr. Hugh Williamson
1787-1788.
1786-1787. Resigned in 1787.
1782-1783, 1786-1787.
1785-1786, 1787-1788.
1781-1783, 1786-1788.
1787.
1787.
1786-1788.
1782-1785, 1787-1788.

New York, NY

1787-1788

11/5/87 - 10/21/88

John Baptiste Ashe
Robert Burton
Joseph McDowell
John Swann
Dr. James White
Dr. Hugh Williamson
1787-1788.
1785-1786, 1787-1788.
1788.
1787-1788.
1786-1788.
1782-1785, 1787-1788.

New York, NY

1789

3/2/89

None
Only one person showed up - from NY.


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