Category Archives: 1861 Convention Delegates

Houston, William

HOUSTON, William James [1828 – 21 Jan 1865] – DUPLIN COUNTY – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. Resigned the Convention to become Captain, 1st NC Regiment Cavalry, Killed in a fight at … Continue reading

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Cunningham, John

CUNNINGHAM, John Wilson [6 Feb 1820 – 15 July 1887] – PERSON COUNTY – RELIGION: EPISCOPAL – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. He did not fight. Survived the War; in 1860, his … Continue reading

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Councill, James

COUNCILL, James Willis [29 Dec 1826 – 19 Nov 1886]- WATAUGA COUNTY – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. Lt. in 9th Regiment, Company D, until discharged on account of disability (kind of … Continue reading

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Cowan, Robert

COWAN, Robert [23 Aug 1824 – 11 Nov 1872] – NEW HANOVER COUNTY – RELIGION: EPISCOPAL – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. resigned the Convention to become Lt. Col. Of 3rd Reg. … Continue reading

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Christian, Samuel

CHRISTIAN, Samuel H. [20 May 1805 – 2 Mar 1864] – MONTGOMERY COUNTY – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION.. Did not fight. Elected to Confederate Congress, died before he took the seat. … Continue reading

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Carson, Jason

CARSON, Jason Hazard [10 Nov 1814 – 12 June 1865 in Spartanburg, SC] – RUTHERFORD and POLK COUNTIES – RELIGION: EPISCOPAL – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. Did not Fight. Survived the … Continue reading

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Calloway, James

CALLOWAY, James [23 July 1806 – 25 Dec 1878] – WILKES COUNTY – RELIGION: EPISCOPAL – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. Did not Fight. Survived the War; in 1860, his Real Estate … Continue reading

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