The American Revolution in North Carolina

North Carolina State House of Commons

1782

This General Assembly met in Hillsborough from April 15th to May 18th in 1782.

The first page of this House Journal has a list of names per county, and many of the names are not substantiated by the subsequent text of the journal. Additionally, the 1913 NC Manual does not include many of these apparently incorrect names. What follows below is the "most likely" list of delegates for this General Assembly.

County

Delegates

Anson

Stephen Miller

John Jackson

Beaufort

Richard Nassau Stephens

John Gray Blount

Bertie

John Johnston

David Turner

Bladen

Benjamin Clark

John Willis

Brunswick

William Walters

Dennis Hawkins

Burke

Joseph McDowell

Waightstill Avery

Camden

Dempsey Sawyer

Benjamin Jones

Carteret

Unknown / Vacant

Unknown / Vacant

Caswell

William Moore

Josiah Cole

Chatham

Elisha Cain

Matthew Ramsey

Chowan

Michael Payne

Thomas Benbury*

Craven

William Bryan

John Tilman (Tilghman)

Cumberland

Edward Winslow

Thomas Armstrong

Currituck

Thomas Jarvis

Joseph Ferebee

Dobbs

William Caswell

Benjamin Sheppard

Duplin

David Dodd

James Gillespie

Edgecombe

Etheldred Phillips

James Wilson

Franklin

Simon Jeffreys

Harrison Macon

Gates

Jethro Sumner

Joseph Riddick

Granville

Thomas Person

Philemon Hawkins, Jr.

Guilford

James Hunter

William Gowdy

Halifax

John Branch

Benjamin McCulloch

Hertford

Lewis Brown

John Brickell

Hyde

Robert Jennett

John Eborne

Johnston

Arthur Bryan / Joseph Boon

Nathan Williams

Jones

Abner Nash**

Unknown / Vacant

Lincoln

John Moore

John Sloan

Martin

William Slade

Samuel Williams

Mecklenburg

Caleb Phifer

David Wilson

Montgomery

Robert Moss

Peter Randle

Nash

Joseph Arrington

Edward Nicholson

New Hanover

Timothy Bloodworth

James Bloodworth

Northampton

John Dawson

James Vaughan

Onslow

Thomas Johnston

George Mitchell

Orange

William McCauley

Mark Patterson

Pasquotank

Joseph Jones

Thomas Reading

Perquimans

Jonathan Skinner

Richard Whedbee

Pitt

James Gorham

John Simpson

Randolph 

Jeduthan Harper

Edward Williams

Richmond

Robert Webb

Thomas Crawford

Rowan

William Sharpe

Samuel Young

Rutherford

William Gilbert

David Dickey

Sullivan

Isaac Shelby

Joseph Martin

Surry

Samuel Cummings

Trangotte Bagge

Tyrrell

Nehemiah Norman

Nathan Hooker

Wake

Burwell Pope

James Hinton

Warren 

Joseph Hawkins

John Macon

Washington

Joseph Hardin

Thomas Haughton

Wayne

Burwell Mooring

Richard McKinnie

Wilkes

Joseph Herndon

William Lenoir

Town

Delegate

Edenton

Dr. Hugh Williamson**

Halifax (town)

Henry Montfort

Hillsborough

Thomas Farmer

New Bern

Richard Dobbs Spaight

Salisbury

Dr. Anthony Newman

Wilmington

William Hooper
* Thomas Benbury was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. John Hunt was appointed Clerk. Lovett Burgess was appointed Assistant.
** On May 3rd, the General Assembly elected Abner Nash and Dr. Hugh Williamston as Delegates to represent North Carolina in the Continental Congress. Both had to give up their seats, which remained vacant for this session.
The House Journal is silent on why some delegates were replaced and why so many seats remained vacant.
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