The American Revolution in North Carolina

North Carolina State Senators

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.

County

Delegate

Anson

John Childs

Beaufort

Thomas Respess, Jr.

 Bertie

William Horne

Bladen

Unknown / Vacant

Brunswick

Archibald MacLaine

Burke 

Ephraim McLean

Camden

John Gray

Carteret

Unknown / Vacant

Caswell

Unknown / Vacant

Chatham

Ambrose Ramsey

Chowan

Charles Johnson

Craven

James Coor

Cumberland

Ebenezer Folsome

Currituck

Samuel Jarvis

Dobbs

Richard Caswell, Sr.

Duplin

Richard Clinton

Edgecombe

Elisha Battle

Franklin

Henry Hill

Gates

James Gregory

Granville

Memucan Hunt

Guilford

Alexander Martin*

Halifax

Oroondates Davis

Hertford

Unknown / Vacant

Hyde

William Russell

Johnston

Benjamin Williams

Jones

Abner Nash / Vacant**

Lincoln

James Johnston

Martin

Kenneth McKenzie

Mecklenburg

Robert Irwin

Montgomery

Drury Ledbetter

Nash 

Nathan Boddie

New Hanover

John DeVane

Northampton

Unknown / Vacant

Onslow

Henry Rhodes

Orange

William Courtney

Pasquotank

Edward Everagin

Perquimans

Jesse Eaton

Pitt

John Simpson

Randolph 

John Collier

Richmond

Charles Medlock

Rowan

Griffith Rutherford

Rutherford

Unknown / Vacant

Sullivan

Evan Shelby

Surry

William Shepherd

Tyrrell 

Jeremiah Frazier

Wake

John Hinton, Jr.

Warren

Herbert Haynes

Washington

John Carter

Wayne

Unknown / Vacant

Wilkes

Benjamin Cleveland
* Alexander Martin was elected Speaker of the Senate. John Haywood was appointed Clerk. Sherwood Haywood was appointed Assistant.
** Abner Nash was elected Governor and gave up his seat in the Senate on April 20, 1780. It remained vacant.
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