The American Revolution in North Carolina

North Carolina State House of Commons

1780

This General Assembly met in New Bern from April 17th to ? in 1780. They met again in New Bern on September 5th to ? They met a third time in Halifax from January 27th to February 14th in 1781.

Since no known Journals of either the Senate or the House exist for the first two sessions, the names come from the 1913 NC Manual. With that said, however, Journals do exist for the third session, and names are provided. Except for two cases, the reasons for some delegates being replaced is not known. Were they elected to other posts, or did they resign for unknown reasons?

County

Delegates

Anson

Stephen Miller

Shem Thompson / Richard Farr

Beaufort

William Brown

Samuel Willis

Bertie

John Pugh Williams / David Turner

Jonathan Jaycocks

Bladen

Samuel Cain

Francis Lucas

Brunswick

Unknown / Vacant

Unknown / Vacant

Burke

Hugh Brevard

Joseph McDowell

Camden

William Burgess

Isaac Gregory

Carteret

Solomon Sheppard

Unknown / Vacant

Caswell

John Williams / Stephen Moore

Peter Farrow

Chatham

Mial Scurlock

James Williams

 Chowan

Thomas Benbury*

William Boyd

Craven

William Bryan

Benjamin Williams

Cumberland

Robert Cochran

Edward Winslow

Currituck

James Phillips

John Humphreys

Dobbs

William Caswell

Abraham Sheppard

Duplin

Joseph Dickson

James Gillespie

Edgecombe

Etheldred Gray

Henry Horn, Jr.

Franklin 

Joseph Bryant

William Brickell

Gates

Jethro Sumner

James Garrett

Granville

Thomas Person

Philemon Hawkins, Jr.

Guilford

James Hunter

William Gowdy

Halifax

Willie Jones

William Weldon / John Whitaker

 Hertford

John Baker

Pleasant Jordan / James Mauney

Hyde

Rotheas Latham

George Barrow

Johnston

James Lockhart

John Whitley

Jones

Frederick Hargett

John Isler

Lincoln

Valentine Mauney

John Sloan

Martin

Edward Smithwick

John Averit

Mecklenburg

Caleb Phifer

David Wilson

Montgomery

James Roper

Edward Moore

Nash

Hardy Griffin

Micajah Thomas

New Hanover

John A. Campbell

Timothy Bloodworth / James Bloodworth

Northampton

James Vaughan / John Dawson

Robert Peoples

Onslow

Edward Starkey

George Mitchell

Orange

William McCauley

Mark Patterson

Pasquotank

John Blackstock

Thomas Harvey

Perquimans

Charles Blount

John Harvey

Pitt

George Moye

John Williams

Randolph 

Andrew Balfour

Jeduthan Harper

Richmond

Henry William Harrington

Robert Webb

Rowan

Matthew Locke

George Henry Barrier
(aka George H. Berger)

Rutherford

David Whitesides** / William Porter

William Gilbert

Sullivan

David Looney

Unknown / Vacant

Surry

Samuel Cummings

Samuel Freeman

Tyrrell

John Warrington

Edmund Blount

Wake

Nathanial Jones

John Humphries

Warren 

Joseph Hawkins

John Macon

Washington

Charles Allison

Charles Robertson / Henry Clarke

Wayne

Stephen Cobb

Burwell Mooring

Wilkes

Elijah Isaacs

Joseph Herndon

Town

Delegate

Edenton

Robert Smith

Halifax (town)

Henry Montfort

Hillsborough

Thomas Tullock / John Shields

New Bern

James Green, Jr.*** / William Blount

Salisbury

Anthony Newman

Wilmington

William Hooper
* Thomas Benbury was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. John Haywood was appointed Clerk. John Hunt was appointed Assistant.
** David Whitesides died while in office. William Porter was elected to replace him.
*** John Green, Jr. was elected to the Council of State and had to give up his seat. William Blount was elected to replace him.
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