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Montfort Stokes

Montfort Stokes, American senator, governor of North Carolina. member United States Senate from North Carolina, December 4, 1816-1823; member North Carolina Senate, 1826-1829, North Carolina House of Commons, 1829-1830.

Background

  • Stokes, Montfort was born on March 12, 1762 in Lunenberg County, Virginia, United States. Son of David and Sarah (Montfort) Stokes.

  • Career

    • General North Carolina Militia in War of 1812. President North Carolina Constl.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate from North Carolina, December 4, 1816-1823. Member North Carolina Senate, 1826-1829, North Carolina House of Commons, 1829-1830.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Irwin; married second, Rachel Montgomery. Children include Montfort S. Enlisted in Continental Navy, 1776, soon captured and imprisoned by British.
    • father: David Stokes
    • mother: Sarah (Montfort) Stokes
    • spouses: Mary Irwin
    • Rachel Montgomery
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    Born March 12, 1762
    Died November 4, 1842
    (aged 80)
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