|Address|| Wilkes County|
Wilkesboro, North Carolina , United States
|| March 12, 1762
|| November 04, 1842
Dec 02, 2005 07:09pm
|Info||STOKES, Montfort, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Lunenburg County, Va., March 12, 1762; served in the Revolutionary War in the Continental Navy; was captured by the British and confined for seven months on the British prison ship Jersey in New York Harbor; after the Revolutionary War settled in North Carolina and engaged in planting; clerk of the State senate 1786-1791; clerk of the superior court of Rowan County, N.C. |
Elected U.S. Senator (DR-NC) 1804, but declined.
Trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1805-1838; about 1812 settled in Wilkesboro, N.C.
U.S. Senator (DR-NC) 12/16/1816-1823; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Fifteenth through Seventeenth Congresses),
NC Senate 1826
NC State house of representatives 1829-1830
Governor (D-NC) 1830-1832, when he resigned.
Appointed by President Andrew Jackson in 1832 as a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners and resided at Fort Gibson in what is now Oklahoma; was later appointed as a commissioner to negotiate treaties with various tribes of Indians in the West and Southwest; appointed agent for the Cherokee Indians 1837-1842, when he was made subagent for the Senecas, Shawnees, and Quapaws; died at Fort Gibson, November 4, 1842; interment in Fort Gibson Cemetery.