Benjamin Pierceassumes office1827
John Bellassumes office1828
Benjamin Pierceassumes office1829
Matthew Harveyassumes office1830
Joseph M. HarperactingFeb., 1831
Samuel Dinsmoorassumes officeJune, 1831
William Badgerassumes office1834
Isaac Hillassumes office1836
John Pageassumes office1839
Henry Hubbardassumes office1842
John H. Steeleassumes office1844
Anthony Colbyassumes office1846
Jared W. Williamsassumes office1847
Samuel Dinsmoorassumes office1849
Noah Martin assumes office1852
Nathaniel B. Baker.assumes office1854
Ralph Metcalfassumes office1855
William Haileassumes office1857
Ichabod Goodwinassumes office1859
Nathaniel S. Berryassumes office1861
Joseph A. Gilmoreassumes office1863
Frederick Smythassumes office1865
Walter Harrimanassumes office1867
Onslow Stearnsassumes office1869
James A. Westonassumes office1871
Ezekiel A. Strawassumes office1872
James A. Westonassumes office1874
Person C. Cheneyassumes office1875
e people were much agitated.
In 1769 the Assembly of North Carolina denied the right of Parliament to tax the colonists without their consent.
In the interior of the colony an insurrectionary movement began, and in 1774 North Carolina sent delegates to the first Continental Congress.
Finally an association was formed in Mecklenburg county for its defence; and in May, 1775, they virtually declared themselves independent of Great Britain.
Alarmed at the state of things, the royal governor (Martin) abdicated, and took refuge on board a man-of-war in the Cape Fear River.
A provincial convention assumed the government and organized a body of troops.
A State constitution was adopted in a congress at Halifax, Dec. 18, 1776, and the government was administered by a Provincial Congress and a committee of safety until 1777, when Richard Caswell was chosen the first governor of the State.
In the Revolution.
The Tories were numerous in North Carolina, where there was a large Scotch pop