| United States Senator
from North Carolina
March 4, 1795 –March 4, 1801
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's 3rd district
April 6,1790 –March 3,1791
|John B. Ashe
|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
|Member of the North Carolina Senate
New Hanover County,Province of North Carolina,British America
|August 24,1814 77–78) (aged
Wilmington,North Carolina,United States
Timothy James Bloodworth (1736 –August 24,1814) was an American anti-Federalist politician. He was a leader of the American Revolution and later served as a member of the Confederation Congress,U.S. congressman and senator,and collector of customs for the Port of Wilmington,North Carolina.
Bloodworth was born 1736 in North Carolina to Timothy Bloodworth Sr. who had migrated to North Carolina from Virginia in the early 1700s. He spent most of his life before the American Revolutionary War as a teacher. He owned 9 slaves and had over 4,000 acres of land.
He had two brothers,James and Thomas,who were active local politicians.[ citation needed ]
In 1776,he began making arms including muskets and bayonets for the Continental Army. In 1778 and 1779,he served as a member of the North Carolina state legislature. Following this,he held a number of political posts sequentially until serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786. He served as an Anti-Federalist delegate from New Hannover County to the Fayetteville Convention on the U.S. Constitution in 1789.:
He was elected to the First United States Congress as a member of the House of Representatives,serving from 1790 to 1791 before returning to the North Carolina state legislature. In 1794 Bloodworth was elected to the United States Senate,where he served from 1795 to 1801. From then until 1807,Bloodworth served as collector of customs in Wilmington,North Carolina.
During the Second World War,Liberty ship SS Timothy Bloodworth was named in his honor.[ citation needed ]
Richard Caswell was an American politician and lawyer who served as the first and fifth governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780 and from 1785 to 1787. He also served as a senior officer of militia in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. As a delegate to the First Continental Congress,he was a signatory of the 1774 Continental Association.
Samuel Ashe was the ninth governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798. He was also one of the first three judges of the North Carolina Superior Court in 1787.
Samuel Johnston was an American planter,lawyer,Grand Master of Freemasons,enslaver,and statesman from Chowan County,North Carolina. He represented North Carolina in both the Continental Congress and the United States Senate,and he was the sixth Governor of North Carolina.
John Baptist Ashe was an American politician and military officer from Halifax,North Carolina.
Cornelius Harnett was an American Founding Father,politician,merchant,plantation owner,and slaveholder from Wilmington,North Carolina. He was a leading American Revolutionary statesman in the Cape Fear region,and a delegate for North Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779 where he signed the Articles of Confederation. Cornelius Harnett is the namesake of Harnett County,North Carolina.
John Steele was a planter,Federalist legislator,comptroller of the U.S. Treasury,and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of North Carolina between 1790 and 1793.
William Barry Grove was a Federalist U.S. Congressman from the state of North Carolina from 1791 to 1803.
Alexander Mebane,Jr. was a U.S. Congressman from the state of North Carolina from 1793 to 1795. He was also a brigadier general in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War.
Willie Jones was an American planter and statesman from Halifax County,North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780. His brother Allen Jones was also a delegate to the congress.
The North Carolina Provincial Congresses were extra-legal unicameral legislative bodies formed in 1774 through 1776 by the people of the Province of North Carolina,independent of the British colonial government. There were five congresses. They met in the towns of New Bern,Hillsborough (3rd),and Halifax. The 4th conference approved the Halifax Resolves,the first resolution of one of Thirteen Colonies to call for independence from Great Britain. Five months later it would empower the state's delegates to the Second Continental Congress to concur to the United States Declaration of Independence. The 5th conference approved the Constitution of North Carolina and elected Richard Caswell as governor of the State of North Carolina. After the 5th conference,the new North Carolina General Assembly met in April 1777.
Adlai Osborne was a lawyer,public official,plantation owner,and educational leader from Rowan County,North Carolina. During the American Revolution,he served on the Rowan County Committee of Safety and commanded the 2nd Rowan County Regiment of the North Carolina militia. He was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress,but did not serve. In 1789,he was a delegate to the convention in Fayetteville that ratified the United States Constitution.
The Hillsborough Convention,was the first of two North Carolina conventions to ratify the United States Constitution. Delegates represented 7 boroughs and 59 counties,including six western counties that became part of Tennessee when it was created in 1796. They met in Hillsborough,North Carolina from July 21 to August 4,1788 to deliberate and determine whether to ratify the Constitution recommended to the states by the General Convention that had been held in Philadelphia the previous summer. The delegates had won their seats through special elections held in March 1788,as mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly. Governor Samuel Johnston presided over the Convention. The Hillsborough Convention was dominated by anti-Federalists,and North Carolina did not ratify the Constitution until the Fayetteville Convention,which met a year later.
The Fayetteville Convention was a meeting by 271 delegates from North Carolina to ratify the US Constitution. Governor Samuel Johnston presided over the convention,which met in Fayetteville,North Carolina,from November 16 to 23,1789 to debate on and decide on the ratification of the Constitution,which had recommended to the states by the Philadelphia Convention during the summer of 1787. The delegates ratified the Constitution by a vote of 194 to 77,thus making North Carolina the 12th state to ratify the constitution.
John Nisbet (1738–1817) was a merchant,patriot during the American Revolution,delegate from the newly formed Iredell County,North Carolina to the Fayetteville Convention in 1789 that ratified the Constitution of the United States for North Carolina,and first state senator from Iredell County.
The North Carolina General Assembly of 1783 was the state legislature that convened in Hillsboro,North Carolina from April 18,1783,to May 17,1783. Members of the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Commons were elected by eligible North Carolina voters. This was the last assembly to meet during the American Revolution. Much of their time was devoted to taking care of the North Carolina soldiers that fought in the war.
The Second North Carolina Provincial Congress was the second extra-legal unicameral body of the North Carolina Provincial Congress that met beginning in 1774. They were modeled after the colonial lower house. These congresses created a government structure,issued bills of credit to pay for the movement,and organized an army for defense,in preparation for the state of North Carolina. These congresses paved the way for the first meeting of the North Carolina General Assembly on April 7,1777 in New Bern,North Carolina. The second Congress met in New Bern from April 3 to April 7,1775.
The Fourth North Carolina Provincial Congress was one of five extra-legal unicameral bodies that met beginning in the summer of 1774 through 1776. They were modeled after the colonial lower house. These congresses created a government structure,issued bills of credit to pay for the movement,organized an army for defense,wrote a constitution and bill of rights that established the state of North Carolina,and elected their first acting governor in the fifth congress that met in 1776. These congresses paved the way for the first meeting of the North Carolina General Assembly on April 7,1777 in New Bern,North Carolina. The Fourth Congress met in Halifax from April 4 to May 14,1776. Samuel Johnston served as president,with Allen Jones as vice-president.
The North Carolina General Assembly of April to June 1784 met in New Bern from April 19 to June 3,1784. The assembly consisted of the 120 members of the North Carolina House of Commons and 50 senators of North Carolina Senate elected by the voters in April 1784. As prescribed by the 1776 Constitution of North Carolina,the General Assembly elected Alexander Martin to continue as Governor of North Carolina. In addition,the assembly elected members of the Council of State.
The North Carolina General Assembly of October 1784 met in New Bern from October 25,1784 to November 26,1784. The assembly consisted of the 116 members of the North Carolina House of Commons and 55 senators of North Carolina Senate elected by the voters on August 20,1784. As prescribed by the 1776 Constitution of North Carolina the General Assembly elected Richard Caswell as Governor of North Carolina and members of the Council of State.