North Carolina - From Statehood to 1800

North Carolina State Senate

1790

This General Assembly met in Fayetteville from November 1st to December 15th in 1790.

During 1789, the NC Legislature created Stokes County. In 1790, Stokes County sent its first delegates to the NC General Assembly.

Also during 1789, North Carolina ceded seven (7) counties on the western side of the Appalacian Mountains to the newly-established "Southwest Territory," which later became the state of Tennessee in 1796: Davidson, Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan, Sumner, Tennessee, and Washington. These seven counties no longer sent delegates to the NC General Assembly.

County

Delegate

Anson

Lewis Lanier

Beaufort

William Groves

Bertie

Francis Pugh

Bladen

Thomas Owen

Brunswick

Jacob Leonard (died) (1)

Burke

Joseph McDowell

Camden

Peter Dauge

Carteret

Malachi Bell

Caswell

Robert Payne

Chatham

Joseph Stewart

Chowan

Charles Johnson

Craven

John Bryan

Cumberland

Alexander McAllister

Currituck

John Humphries

Dobbs

Simon Bright

Duplin

James Kenan

Edgecombe

Etheldred Phillips

Franklin

Henry Hill

Gates

Joseph Riddick

Granville

Samuel Clay

Guilford

Daniel Gillespie

Halifax

Peter Qualls

Hertford

Thomas Wynns

Hyde

Vacant / Unknown

Iredell

John Nesbitt

Johnston

Vacant / Unknown

Jones

Frederick Hargett

Lincoln

Joseph Dickson

Martin

Vacant / Unknown

Mecklenburg

Joseph Graham

Montgomery

Thomas Childs

Moore

Thomas Tyson

Nash 

Hardy Griffin

New Hanover

John A. Campbell

Northampton

John M. Binford

Onslow

Robert W. Sneed

Orange

William Courtney

Pasquotank

Joseph Keaton

Perquimans

Joshua Skinner

Pitt

James Armstrong

Randolph

John Arnold

Richmond

Robert Webb

Robeson

Elias Barnes

Rockingham 

William Bethel

Rowan

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

Rutherford

Richard Singleton

Sampson

Richard Clinton

Stokes

Joseph Winston

Surry

Gideon Edwards

Tyrrell 

Vacant / Unknown

Wake

Joel Lane

Warren

John Macon

Wayne

Burwell Mooring

Wilkes

William Lenoir*
* William Lenoir was elected Speaker of the Senate. Sherwood Haywood was appointed Clerk. Montford Stokes was appointed Assistant.
On November 2nd, the Senate Journal recorded that Jacob Leonard was now deceased, and the Senate ordered a new election. There is no record of anyone taking Leonard's seat during this legislative session.
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