North Carolina - From Statehood to 1800

North Carolina State House of Commons

1784 - April

This General Assembly met in New Bern - April 19th to June 3rd.

During 1783, the NC Legislature created Davidson County and Greene County. These two counties sent delegates to the NC General Assembly for the first time in 1784.

During 1784, the NC Legislature created Moore County and Sampson County. These two counties also sent delegates to the NC General Assembly for the first time in 1784.

County

Delegates

Anson

Jonathan Jackson

John Auld

Beaufort

Thomas Alderson

John Gray Blount

Bertie

Zedekiah Stone

Andrew Oliver

Bladen

Samuel Cain

Francis Lucas

Brunswick

Jacob Leonard

David Flowers

Burke

Joseph McDowell

Waightstill Avery

Camden

Benjamin Jones

Enoch Sawyer

Carteret

Vacant

Eli West

Caswell

David Shelton

John Atkinson

Chatham

William Clark

Vacant

Chowan

Michael Payne

Thomas Benbury*

Craven

William Bryan

William Blount

Cumberland

Edward Winslow

James Emmett

Currituck

Joseph Ferebee / Dr. James White

John Humphries

Davidson 

Elijah Robertson

Ephraim McLean

Dobbs

John Herritage

John Sheppard

Duplin

James Gillespie

Thomas Gray

Edgecombe

Isaac Sessums

John Dalvin (Dolvin)

Fayette

William Rand

Alexander McAllister

Franklin

Thomas Sherrod

Richard Ransom

Gates

Joseph Riddick

Seth Riddick

Granville

Thomas Person

Philemon Hawkins, Jr.

Greene 

Alexander Outlaw

Joshua Gist

Guilford

James Galloway

Ralph Gorrell

Halifax

Benjamin McCulloch

Nicholas Long

Hertford

William Hill

Thomas Brickell

Hyde

John Eborne

William Russell

Johnston

Arthur Bryan

Samuel Smith

Jones

William Randall

Abner Nash

Lincoln

John Sloan

Daniel McKissick

Martin

Nathan Mayo

Samuel Smithwick

Mecklenburg

Caleb Phifer

David Wilson

Montgomery

James McDonald

William Kendall

Moore

John Cox

William Seals

Nash

Micajah Thomas

John Bonds

New Hanover

Timothy Bloodworth

John Moore

Northampton

Howell Edmunds

William Richardson Davie

Onslow

Edward Starkey

Daniel Yates

Orange

William Hooper

John Butler

Pasquotank

Thomas Harvey

Dempsey Conner

Perquimans

Jonathan Skinner

Robert Riddick

Pitt

John Jordan

Richard Moye

Randolph 

Joseph Robbins

Aaron Hill

Richmond

John Speed

William Pickett

Rowan

Matthew Locke

George Henry Barrier
(aka George H. Berger)
(aka George H. Barringer)

Rutherford

Richard Singleton

James Withrow

Sampson

David Dodd

John Hay

Sullivan

William Cage

David Looney

Surry

William T. Lewis

James Martin

Tyrrell

Benjamin Spruill

Everard Stubbs

Wake

Nathaniel Jones

James Hinton

Warren 

Benjamin Hawkins

James Payne

Washington

Charles Robertson

Landon Carter

Wayne

William Alford

Benjamin Sherrod

Wilkes

William Lenoir

Jesse Franklin

Town

Delegate

Edenton

William Cumming**

Halifax (town)

Henry Montfort

Hillsborough

Archibald Lytle

New Bern

John Sitgreaves**

Salisbury

Thomas Frohock

Wilmington

Archibald MacLaine
* Thomas Benbury was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. John Hunt was appointed Clerk. John Haywood was appointed Assistant.
** Elected to serve as a Delegate to the Continental Congress. Seat remained vacant.
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