North Carolina - From Statehood to 1800

North Carolina State Senate

1785
This General Assembly met in New Bern from November 19th through December 29th in 1785.

County

Delegate

Anson

Stephen Miller

Beaufort

John Smaw

Bertie

Jonathan Jaycocks

Bladen

Thomas Brown

Brunswick

Dennis Hawkins

Burke

Charles McDowell

Camden

Isaac Gregory

Carteret

John Easton

Caswell

Dempsey Moore

Chatham

Ambrose Ramsey

Chowan

Michael Payne

Craven

James Coor

Cumberland

Thomas Armstrong

Currituck

Willis Etheridge

Davidson 

Anthony Bledsoe

Dobbs

John Herritage

Duplin

James Gillespie (1)

Edgecombe

Elisha Battle

Franklin

Henry Hill

Gates

Joseph Riddick

Granville

Howell Lewis

Greene

Vacant**

Guilford

Alexander Martin*

Halifax

Benjamin McCulloch

Hertford

Thomas Wynns

Hyde

Abraham Jones

Johnston

Arthur Bryan

Jones

Frederick Hargett

Lincoln

Robert Alexander

Martin

Vacant / Unknown

Mecklenburg

James Harris

Montgomery

Samuel Parsons

Moore

Henry Lightfoot

Nash 

Hardy Griffin

New Hanover

John A. Campbell

Northampton

Samuel Lockhart (2)

Onslow

John Spicer (3)

Orange

William McCauley

Pasquotank

Thomas Relfe

Perquimans

William Skinner***

Pitt

John Williams

Randolph 

Edward Sharpe

Richmond

Henry William Harrington

Rowan

Griffith Rutherford

Rutherford

James Miller

Sampson 

Richard Clinton

Sullivan

Vacant**

Surry

John Armstrong

Tyrrell 

John Warrington

Wake

Thomas Hines

Warren

John Macon

Washington

Vacant**

Wayne

Burwell Mooring

Wilkes

Benjamin Herndon
* Alexander Martin was elected Speaker of the Senate. John Haywood was appointed Clerk. Sherwood Haywood was appointed Assistant.
** With the unsanctioned creation of the "State of Franklin," the counties of Greene, Sullivan, and Washington sent no delegates to the NC General Assembly in 1785.
*** William Skinner was elected as Treasurer of the Continental Loan Office on December 14, 1785. The Senate ordered a new election.
(1) James Gillespie was elected to the Council of State on December 11th. He apparently finished his term as Senator before joining the Council of State.
(2) Samuel Lockhart was deemed ineligible on December 8th since he had been the Sheriff of Hyde County on the day of the election. The Senate ordered a new election to be held at the end of December.
(3) John Spicer was elected to the Council of State on December 11th. He apparently finished his term as Senator before joining the Council of State.
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