North Carolina - From Statehood to 1800

North Carolina State Senate

1784 - October

During the last General Assembly in April of 1784, it was decided to change the meeting of the General Assembly from a Spring Session to a Fall/Winter Session. New elections were held for this session.

This General Assembly met in New Bern - October 25th to November 26th in 1784.

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

Delegate

Anson

Thomas Wade

Beaufort

John Smaw

Bertie

Jonathan Jaycocks

Bladen

Thomas Owen

Brunswick

William Walters

Burke

Charles McDowell

Camden

Isaac Gregory

Carteret

Enoch Ward

Caswell

Vacant

Chatham

Ambrose Ramsey

Chowan

William Boritz

Craven

James Coor

Cumberland

David Smith

Currituck

James Phillips

Davidson 

Unknown / Vacant

Dobbs

Richard Caswell, Sr.*

Duplin

James Gillespie

Edgecombe

Isaac Sessums (died)

Fayette

Thomas Armstrong

Franklin

Vacant

Gates

William Baker

Granville

John Taylor

Greene

Unknown / Vacant

Guilford

James Galloway

Halifax

Nicholas Long

Hertford

John Baker

Hyde

Abraham Jones

Johnston

Benjamin Williams

Jones

Frederick Hargett

Lincoln

Robert Alexander

Martin

Whitmell Hill

Mecklenburg

James Harris

Montgomery

Samuel Parsons

Moore

Henry Lightfoot

Nash 

Hardy Griffin

New Hanover

John A. Campbell

Northampton

Allen Jones

Onslow

Thomas Johnston

Orange

William McCauley

Pasquotank

Thomas Relfe

Perquimans

John Skinner

Pitt

John Williams

Randolph 

Thomas Dougan

Richmond

Charles Medlock

Rowan

Matthew Locke

Rutherford

James Miller

Sampson 

Richard Clinton

Sullivan

Unknown / Vacant

Surry

John Armstrong

Tyrrell 

John Warrington

Wake

Joel Lane

Warren

Nathaniel Macon

Washington

William Cocke

Wayne

Burwell Mooring

Wilkes

William Lenoir

* Richard Caswell, Sr. was elected Speaker of the Senate. On November 9th, he was elected as Governor. Apparently, he did not take office immediately because he signed the Senate Journal on November 26th as Speaker of the Senate.

John Haywood was appointed Clerk. Sherwood Haywood was appointed Assitant.

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