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State Bank(s) of North Carolina (1810 - 1865)
   The first banks in North Carolina were chartered on December 1804   the Bank of Cape Fear (Wilmington, NC, chartered Dec. 17) and the Bank of New Bern (New Bern, NC). These banks were joined by the State Bank of North Carolina, chartered in 
    




    
December 1810.
   Here is a brief overview of the branch operations and bank leaders for the State Bank of North Carolina in its three incarnations.
   Additional information will be made to this list from time to time, including adjusting dates as additional research indicates. Any information or corrections should be send to Ron Vinson.

State Bank of North Carolina (Raleigh) — chartered 1810; operations elected directors on June 16, 1811; elected Raleigh (principle branch) officers and appointed branch boards and officers on June 20, 1811. 
   Operations began in the latter half of 1811 until 1834. This bank created branches at Edenton, Fayetteville, New Bern, Tarborough, Salisbury and Wilmington. During the War of 1812, the currency was removed in 1813 from the branches at Edenton and Newbern over concerns of British invasion. Morganton branch probably established 1829. See re-chartering of bank in 1834 for other leaders (below).
Raleigh (headquarters): A building was constructed at 11 Newbern Avenue for the bank.
William J. Polk, president (1811 - March 20, 1819)
William Boylan, Sr., president (March 20, 1819 - December 1828)   picture at right
Thomas Ruffin, president (December 1828 - December 1829); his salary was $2,500 per year.
Duncan Cameron, president (December 1829 - March 1831)
Peter Browne, president (March 1831 - May 1833)
David W. Stone, president (May 1833 - 1834)
Theophilus Hunter, Jr., president (apparently acted during transition to successor bank, 1834 - 1835?)
William H. Haywood, cashier (June 20, 1811 - April 1828)
Charles Dewey, clerk Newbern branch (1820 - 1826), cashier of Fayetteville branch (1826 - 1827), cashier for main bank office (April 1828 - 1866)
Benjamin A. Barham, Raleigh branch cashier (April 1828 - )

Edenton branch: established in 1811, closed 1836 (shown at right —"Beverly Hall"; included a safe for the bank's operation.
Josiah Collins, Jr., president (June 20, 1811 - )
James Iredell, president ( - Sept. 1825)
Samuel Tredwell, president (Sept. 1825 - )
John B. Blount, cashier (June 20, 1811 - )
Samuel H. Pullen, cashier ( - 1828 - )
David W. Stone, cashier ( 1830s - May 1833)

Fayetteville branch:
established in 1811 
William Barry Grove, Fayetteville Branch president (June 20, 1811 - 1817); 
Dr. Benjamin Robeson, branch president (1817 - )
Robert Raiford, cashier (June 20, 1811 - April 1818)
Duncan McRae or MacRae, cashier (April 1818 - )
Charles Dewey, cashier (1826 - April 1828) 
Duncan MacRae, cashier (April 1828 - 1833) 
Edward L. Winslow, agent (1830 - 1833)
The branch was closed in the early 1830s, operating as an agency until on July 15, 1833, the State Bank closed its agency and had the (Second) Bank of the United States branch in Fayetteville act as its local agency.

Leaksville agency: established in November 1818; Col. James Campbell, agent (October 1818 - )

Milton agency: established in November 1818; John W. Graves, agent (October 1818 - )

Morganton branch: Isaac Thomas Avery, cashier (1829 - 1859) of Morganton branch. This branch closed before 1833, later reopening under successor bank.

Newbern branch:  established 1811
John F. Smith, president of Newbern branch (June 20, 1811 - 1812+)
William Shepard, cashier (former cashier of Bank of Newbern) (June 20, 1811 - 12+)
Vine Allen, president of branch?
John M. Roberts, cashier (early 1820s)
James Carney, teller (1820s)
Charles Dewey, bookkeeper (1820 - 1826)
Frederick J. Jones, bookkeeper (early 1820s)

Salisbury branch: established 1811
Richard Trotter, president (June 20, 1811 - )
Archibald Henderson, president (<1821 - Oct. 21, 1822)
Francis Locke, president (Oct./Nov. 1822 - Jan. 20, 1823)
Maxwell Chambers ( - March 1831)
Joseph Chambers, cashier (June 20, 1811 - )
Junius Sneed, cashier (<1822 - 1827+)
Col. Tharp, cashier ( - Dec. 1829) 
Col. John Bell, cashier (Dec. 1829 - Dec. 1830) 
William E. Troy, cashier (Dec. 1830 - ) 
William Henry Horah, cashier ( - 1833), he wrapped up business when this branch closed in 1833.

Tarborough branch: established 1811
Thomas Blount, president (June 20, 1811 - 1812)
Edmund D. MacNair, president (1812 - 1834?)
Bennet Barrow, cashier (June 20, 1811 - )
Weeks C. Hadley, cashier? ( - 1818)
Peter P. Lawrence, cashier (1819 - 1853 )

Wilmington branch: established 1811, branch closed December 1833.
Robert Cochran, president (June 20, 1811 - January 1812)
Hanson Kelly, president (1812 - )
Charles Jewkes Wright, president (1813? - 1821)
John M. Gabie, cashier (June 20, 1811 - )
John H. Ward, cashier ( - April 1818)
Archibald Maclaine Hooper, cashier (April 1818 - )

The bank was re-chartered as the 
Bank of the State of North Carolina (1834 - 1859). The reason for the new company was to failure of the original bank to maintain a proper ratio of circulated banknotes versus the amount of specie supporting those notes. This version of the bank had branches in Charlotte (1835 -1866), Elizabeth City, Fayetteville (1835 - ), Leaksville (agency 1835), Milton (agency 1835, branch 1845), Morganton ( - 1865), Newbern (1834), Tarborough (1834), Wilmington and Windsor (1835 -1866).  
Raleigh:  
Samuel F. Patterson, acted as president during 1836 of bank (Patterson was State Treasurer of North Carolina (1835 - 1837);
Duncan Cameron, president (1834 - 1849); 
George W. Mordecai, president (1849 - 1859); 
Charles Dewey, Raleigh cashier (of principal bank) (1828 - 1866);
S. W. Whiting, Teller
(1840s-50s)
D. DuPre', book-keeper (1840s-50s)
T. W. Dewey, clerk (1840s-50s);
Charlotte agency/branch: Thomas T. Hogg, agent (1835)
H. B. Williams, branch president (1835 - ); 
John Irwin, branch president (< 1851- 1860), 
William A. Lucas, branch cashier (1834/1835 - 1851+), 
Thomas W. Dewey, branch cashier ( - 1866).
Elizabeth City branch: (November 1836 - )
William Biddle Shepard, president (1837? - 1852); 
Charles R. Kinney, president (1840)
Johann Christoph Ehringhaus, cashier (1836 - 1859);
Fayetteville branch: opened on October 8, 1835
John Huske, president (1835 - )
Charles P. Mallett, president (<1851 - ); 
Ichabod Wetmore, cashier (1835 - 1851+)
Louis D. Henry, attorney for the branch (1835 - )
William Huske, clerk (-1850-)
Leaksville agency: established in 1834;
William R. Hill, cashier & agent (1834 - 1845
Milton branch:  agency established in 1834 on Main Street; established branch in March 1845; 
Alexander Henderson, cashier & agent (1834 -)
Samuel Watkins, president (after 1845 - 1851+); 
Monroe agency?: Neill W. Stelle, Monroe agent (1851); 
Morganton branch: Robert C. Pearson, president (<1851 - ); Isaac Thomas Avery, cashier (1829 - 1859)
Newbern branch: opened November 1834 at intersection of Pollok & Middle streets.
Asa Jones, president (1834 - )
George S. Attmore, president (<1851 + ); 
John M. Roberts, cashier (1834 - 1851+)
Frederick J. Jones, teller and clerk (1834 - )
Tarborough branch: opened 1834
Theophilus Parker, president (1834? - 1849?);  James Weddell, Tarboro(ugh) branch president (1849 -); 
Robert Rufus Bridgers, president ( - 1865).
Peter P. Lawrence, cashier (1819 - 1853)
Salisbury branch:  
Wilmington branch:  
Alexander Anderson, president (January 1836 - )
Edward P. Hall, president (<1851 - ); 
John A. Lillington, cashier (January 1836 - September 1839)
William E. Anderson, cashier (October 1839 - 1851+)
Other Wilmington staff: 
William Reston, teller ( - 1852 - ); 
J. J. Lippitt, discount clerk ( - 1852 - )
Windsor branch: Lorenzo S. Webb, cashier (1852 - 1866).

It was again re-chartered in 1859 as
The Bank of North Carolina. This version of the bank closed the Elizabeth City branch, while keeping open the others and adding one in Salisbury. The bank closed in 1866/67. The bank issued its last banknote in January 1866.
sample
George W. Mordecai, president (1859 - 1866), Bartholomew F. Moore, president (briefly as company wrapped up operations, est. 1866 - 1868); Charles Dewey, cashier (see previous listings);
Morganton branch: Thomas George Walton, president, Morganton branch (1859 - 1862 )
Tarborough branch: Robert Rufus Bridgers, president (<1859 - 1865)
Wilmington branch: John Dawson, president ( -1861- ); William Reston, cashier

 

  Bank of North Carolina's office in   
  New Bern, circa 1860-1865

  State Bank of North Carolina
  1811 - 1834

Raleigh Directors  
Vine Allen 1811 -
George Badger 1827 - 1828+
B. A. Barham 1825 - 1828+
John Bell <1825- 1828+
Thomas D. Bennehan 1825 - 1828+
1834 -
Stephen Birdsall 1825 - 1828+
William Boylan 1811 - 1828
1834 -
Henry Branson 1811 - 
Benjamin Bricknell 1811 - 
Peter Browne 1816 - 1833+
Joseph H. Bryan 1811 - 1813
A. H. Burgess          - 1825
Duncan Cameron 1811 - 1825
1827 - 1831
1834 -
H. H. Cannon 1826 -
David Clark 1811 - 1828+
Joseph Gales 1811 - 1828+
Samuel Goodwin 1811 - 
Durant Hatch 1825 - 1828+
Joseph Hawkins <1825 -
John Haywood ex-officio 1811 - 1827
Thomas Henderson 1813 - 
William Hill 1817 - 1828+
Gavin Hogg <1825 - 1826
1827 -
Theophilus Hunter 1811 - 1828+
Alfred Jones <1825- 1828+
William Watts Jones 1811 - 1828+
John Kelly 1811 -
William McPheeters - 1828+
John (James) Mebane 1811 - 1812
Henry M. Miller 1826 - 1828+
William Peace 1811 - 1828+
William Polk 1811 - 1819
- 1828+
Henry Potter 1811 - 1825
William Robards 1827 -
Thomas Ruffin          - 1825
         - 1828+
Henry Seawell 1811 -
James Seawell 1825 - 1828+
William Shaw <1825- 1826
1827 -
B. B. Smith 1825 -
J. Somervell          - 1828+
Charles Spaight          - 1828+
Monfort Stokes 1825 -
James F. Taylor <1825 - 1828+
John L. Taylor 1812 -
Henry Toole 1811 -
   
Edenton Directors  
John Armistead 1811 -
John Beasley 1811 - 
Joseph Blount 1811 - 
1820 -
Nathaniel Bond 1811 - 
Josiah Holley 1826 -
John Little 1811 - 
William T. Muse 1811 - 
Ebenezer Paine          - 1826
Matthias E. Sawyer 1811 -
Wilson Sawyer 1811 - 1817
Joseph B. Skinner 1811 - 
Henderson Standin 1811 - 
Samuel Tredwell 1811 - 
George Thomas Wynns 1817 - 1820
   
Fayetteville Directors  
John R. Adams 1817 -
Gabriel Debratz 1811 - 
John Dickson          - 1820
John Eccles 1811 - 
Stephen Gilmore 1811 - 
William B. Grove
president (1811 - 1817)
1811 - 1817
Robert Halliday 1811 -
Luis D. Henry 1817 -
John Kelly 1811 - 1817
William McLellan 1811 - 
Duncan McLeran 1811 - 
1820 -
Hugh McGuire          - 1817
Robinson Mumford 1811 - 
Peter Perry 1811 - 
Dr. Benjamin Robeson
president (1817)
1811 -
Elisha Stedman 1811 - 
Argus Taylor 1817 -
   
Newbern Directors  
Jeremiah Brown 1817 - 
William Croom 1811 - 
Frederick Devoux 1811 - 
Willian Dunn 1811 - 
John Gatlin 1812 - 1817
Thomas Holliday 1811 - 
Moses Jarvis 1811 - 
Asa Jones 1811 - 
Jeremiah Mastin 1811 - 1812
Frederick Mavoux 1812 - 
James McKinley 1817 - 1819
William Shepherd          - 1817
Eli Smallwood 1811 - 
Nathan Smith 1811 - 
Richard D. Spaight 1817 - 
James G. Stanly 1811 - 
John L. Taylor 1811 - 1812
John S. West          - 1817
   
Salisbury Directors  
J. McKnit Alexander - 1828+
Lewis Beard          - 1820
M. Brown - 1828+
Peter Brown 1811 - 1812
- 1828+
Andrew Caldeleugh 1811 - 
D. F. Caldwell          - 1828+
Maxwell Chambers          - 1823
<1828 - 1831
Thomas Chambers 1823 -
Thomas L. Cowan 1811 - 1828+
Daniel Cress - March 8, 1823
Ephraim Davidson 1811 - 1828+
George Fisher 1811 - 
John Giles          - 1828+
Jesse Hargrave 1820 - 1828+
James Irwin 1817 -
Andrew Kerr 1811 - 1817
Francis Locke 1811 - 1823  
Moses A. Locke 1811 - 
James Martin, Jr. 1820 - 1828+
George Mumford 1811 - 
John Murphy          - 1828+
Jesse A. Pearson          - 1820
Thomas G. Polk 1817 - 1828+
Theodore Schultz          - 1828+
Lewis D. Schweinitz          - 1817
John Smith 1811 - 
M. Stokes 1811 - 
Albert Torrance 1811 - 1828+
   
Tarborough Directors  
William Amis 1811 - 
Benjamin Atkinson 1811 - 
Henry Austin 1812 - 
Simmons J. Baker 1811 - 
Thomas Barrow          - 1820
Joseph Bell 1811 - 
Spencer D. Collin 1811 - 
Randolph Cotton 1813 - 1820
Francis L. Dancy 1811 - 
H. A. Donaldson          - 1826
Thomas Guion 1811 - 
John Hyman 1813 - 
Amos Johnston 1811 - 
Robert A. Jones 1820 -
Robert Joyner          - 1820
Joseph R. Lloyd 1826-
E. D. McNair 1811 - 
Theophilus Parker 1811 - 
Daniel Redmond 1811 - 1813
Wiley Stanton 1813 - 
Robert Stuart 1811 - 1813
Peter Sugg 1820 -
Samuel Westray 1811 - 1812
1820 -
J. B. Woodman 1811 - 1813
   
Wilmington Directors  
Alexander Anderson 1820 -
George W. B. Burgwin 1811 - 1812
John Calfiorden          - 1826
Robert Cochran 1811 - 1812
         - 1817
Thomas Cowan 1811 - 
Thomas F. Davis 1811 - 
Jesse  (James) Dickson 1811 - 1812
Christopher Dudley 1812 - 
Edward B. Dudley 1811 - 
Gilbert Geer 1811 - 1820
Nathaniel Hill 1811 - 
Hanson Kelly 1811 - 
William Kirkpatrick 1812 - 
John Lord 1811 - 
John McColl 1811 - 1812
William McKoy 1812 -
William Mitchell 1811 - 
Alexander Peden 1826-
Thomas C. Reston 1817 - 1820
David Smith 1812 - 
1820 -
Carleton Walker 1811 - 1812
Jesse Wingate 1811 - 1817

       Bank of the State of North Carolina
       1835 - 1859

Charlotte  Directors  
S. P. Alexander 1836 -
T. H. Brem 1836 -
W. R. Myers 1836 -
D. Parks 1836 -
A. C. Steele 1836 -
H. B. Williams 1836 -
J. H. Wilson 1836 -
   
Fayetteville  Directors  
John Huske 1835 -
Constant Johnson 1835 -
Charles P. Mallet 1835 -
David A. Ray 1835 -
Edward W. Willkings 1835 -
   
Newbern Directors  
John H. Bryan 1834 -
John R. Donnell 1834 -
William Hollister 1834 -
Asa Jones 1834 -
Robert Primrose 1834 - 
   
Raleigh Directors  
John H. Bryan 1842 -
Duncan Cameron 1834 -
Thomas D. Bennehan 1834 -
William Boylan 1834 - 1842+
William Hill 1834 -
Charles L. Hinton 1834 -
Gavin Hogg 1834 -
Alfred Jones 1842 -
Charles Manly 1842 - 
State Treasurer 1834 -
George W. Mordecai 1834 - 1842+
William Peace 1834 - 1842+
   
Wilmington Directors  
Alexander Anderson 1836 -
James Anderson  - 1852 -
R. W. Brown 1836 -
John Dawson  - 1852 -
Edward P. Hall 1836 - 1852+
Gilbert Potter  - 1852 -
Samuel Potter 1836 -
Henry R. Savage 1836 -
John A. Taylor  - 1852 -

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