North Carolina - From Statehood to 1800

North Carolina State Senate

1786-1787

This General Assembly met in Fayetteville from November 20, 1786 to January 6, 1787.

During 1785, the NC Legislature created Rockingham County. In 1786, Rockingham County sent its first delegates to this NC General Assembly.

County

Delegate

Anson

Thomas Wade (died) (1) / Stephen Miller

Beaufort

John Bonner

Bertie

Zedekiah Stone

Bladen

Thomas Brown (2)

Brunswick

Vacant / Unknown

Burke

Charles McDowell

Camden

Isaac Gregory

Carteret

John Easton

Caswell

Dempsey Moore

Chatham

Ambrose Ramsey

Chowan

Jacob Jordan

Craven

James Coor*

Cumberland

Thomas Armstrong

Currituck

Vacant / Unknown

Davidson 

Anthony Bledsoe

Dobbs

John Herritage

Duplin

James Gillespie

Edgecombe

Elisha Battle

Franklin

Henry Hill

Gates

Joseph Riddick

Granville

Howell Lewis

Greene

Vacant / Unknown

Guilford

William Gowdy

Halifax

Benjamin McCulloch**

Hertford

Thomas Wynns

Hyde

Abraham Jones

Johnston

Benjamin Williams

Jones

Frederick Hargett (3)

Lincoln

Robert Alexander

Martin

Nathan Mayo

Mecklenburg

James Harris

Montgomery

John Stokes

Moore

Philip Alston (4) / Thomas Tyson

Nash 

Hardy Griffin

New Hanover

John A. Campbell

Northampton

Vacant / Unknown

Onslow

George Mitchell

Orange

William McCauley

Pasquotank

Thomas Relfe

Perquimans

John Skinner

Pitt

John Simpson

Randolph 

Edward Sharpe

Richmond

Charles Medlock

Rockingham 

James Galloway

Rowan

Griffith Rutherford

Rutherford

James Whiteside

Sampson 

Richard Clinton

Sullivan

Joseph Martin

Surry

John Armstrong

Tyrrell 

Vacant / Unknown

Wake

Thomas Hines

Warren

John Macon

Washington

John Tipton

Wayne

Burwell Mooring

Wilkes

Benjamin Herndon
* James Coor was elected Speaker of the Senate. John Haywood was appointed Clerk. Sherwood Haywood was appointed Assistant. Later, Sherwood Haywood was appointed Clerk to replace John Haywood, after his resignation.
** Benjamin McCulloch was expelled from office on December 11, 1786 for fraud.
(1) Thomas Wade died before taking his seat. The Senate ordered a new Writ of election issued to be held on December 1st and 2nd. Stephen Miller was elected to replace him.
(2) Thomas Brown was elected to the Council of State on January 5th, the day before this Assembly closed.
(3) Frederick Hargett was elected to the Council of State on December 18th. It appears that he kept his seat in the Senate until this Assembly closed, then took his place on the Council of State.
(4) On December 1st, the Senate determined that Philip Alston was ineligible because he was under indictment for murder. The Senate issued a new Writ of election to be held on December 15th and 16th. Thomas Tyson was elected to replace Alston.
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