The American Revolution in North Carolina

North Carolina State House of Commons

1777
This General Assembly met in New Bern from April 7th to May 9th in 1777. They met a second time, also in New Bern, from November 6th to December 24th in 1777.

County

Delegates

Anson

George Davidson

William Pickett

Beaufort

William Brown

Alderson Ellison (1) / Nathaniel Keais

Bertie

Zedekiah Stone

Simon Turner

Bladen

Thomas Owen

John Turner

Brunswick

William Lord

Richard Quince, Jr.

Burke

Ephraim McLean

Unknown / Vacant

Bute

Green Hill

James Wilson (2) / Benjamin Ward

Camden

Thomas Humphries

Caleb Grandy

Carteret

Thomas Chadwick

Bryce Williams

Caswell

John Atkinson

Richard Moore

 Chatham

Mial Scurlock (3) / Alexander Clark

John Birdsong

 Chowan

Thomas Benbury

Jacob Hunter

 Craven

Nathan Bryan

John Tilman (Tilghman)

Cumberland

Philip Alston

William Rand (4)

Currituck

James Ryan

James White

Dobbs

Andrew Bass

Jesse Cobb

Duplin

Richard Clinton

Robert Dickson (Dixon)

Edgecombe

Nathan Boddie

Jonas Johnston

Granville

John Penn

Thomas Person

Guilford

John Collier

Robert Lindsay

Halifax

Egbert Haywood

Joseph John Williams

 Hertford

Joseph Dickson

James Garrett

Hyde

John Jordan (5) / Joseph Hancock

Benjamin Parmele

Johnston

Alexander Averett (Averitt)

Henry Rains

Martin

Whitmell Hill

William Slade

Mecklenburg

Waightstill Avery

Martin Phifer

New Hanover

Alexander Lillington

Samuel Swann

Northampton

Jeptha Atherton (6) / Robert Peoples

Howell Edmunds

Onslow

Henry Rhodes

John King

Orange

Nathaniel Rochester (7) / Thomas Burke

John Butler

Pasquotank

James Ferebee (died) (8) / Thomas Harvey

Thomas Relfe

Perquimans

Benjamin Harvey

Jesse Eason

Pitt

William Robeson (Robson)

John Williams

Rowan

Matthew Locke

James Smith

Surry

William Dobson (9) / Charles Gordon

Joseph Winston

Tryon 

John Barber

Andrew Neal

Tyrrell

John Hooker

Benjamin Spruill

Wake

Thomas Wooten (10) / Tignal Jones

John Rice (11) / John Rand

Washington

John Sevier

Jacob Womack

Town

Delegate

Edenton

John Green

Halifax (town)

Willie Jones

Hillsborough

William Courtney

New Bern

Abner Nash*

Salisbury

David Nesbett

Wilmington

William Hooper
* Abner Nash was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. John Hunt was appointed Clerk. John Sitgreaves was appointed Assistant.
Mr. J. Twiner is named as a member of the House of Commons in the second session of 1777, but this Author has not been able to ascertain which county he was from. Possibly from Burke County (vacant above).
(1) Alderson Ellison was elected, but he was out of the State/Country. Nathaniel Keais was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second sesion.
(2) Unclear why Benjamin Ward replaced James Wilson in second session.
(3) Mial Scurlock was elected as Clerk of Chatham County and he had to give up his seat in the House. Alexander Clark was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session. 
(4) William Rand was elected as Clerk of Cumberland County and he had to give up his seat in the House. Apparently his seat remained open thereafter.
(5) John Jordan was elected as Clerk of Hyde County and he had to give up his seat in the House. Joseph Hancock was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session.
(6) Jeptha Atherton was elected as Clerk of Northampton County and he had to give up his seat in the House. Robert Peoples was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session.
(7) Nathaniel Rochester was elected as Clerk of Orange County and he had to give up his seat in the House. Thomas Burke was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session. 
(8) James Ferebee died while in office. Thomas Harvey was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session.
(9) William Dobson served in the first session, but not the second, reason not known to this Author. Charles Gordon was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session. 
(10) Thomas Wooten was elected as Sheriff of Wake County and he had to give up his seat in the House. Tignal Jones was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session.
(11) John Rice was elected as Clerk of Wake County and he had to give up his seat in the House. John Rand was elected to replace him and he took his seat in the second session.
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