“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Willard in Pender County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Timothy Bloodworth


Timothy Bloodworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Timothy Bloodworth Marker
Inscription. U.S. Senator, 1795–1801; member, U.S. House, in First Congress, 1790–91. Opposed ratification of U.S. Constitution, 1788, 1789. Lived near here.
Erected 2002 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-106.)
Location. 34° 41.017′ N, 77° 56.597′ W. Marker is near Willard, North Carolina, in Pender County. Marker is on U.S. 117 just south of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. It is at exit 390. Marker is in this post office area: Burgaw NC 28425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welsh Tract (approx. ¼ mile away); Hinton James (approx. 4.8 miles away); Our Heroes (approx. 9.3 miles away); Burgaw Station (approx. 9.3 miles away); S. S. Satchwell (approx. 9.3 miles away); Stag Park (approx. 10.4 miles away); George Burrington (approx. 10.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  Timothy Bloodworth. Biographical sketch on the North Carolina History Project website. “In 1787, Bloodworth resigned from Congress to fight the ratification in North Carolina of the new federal Constitution. Elected as a delegate from New Hanover
Timothy Bloodworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Timothy Bloodworth Marker
County [county seat in Wilmington] to the Hillsborough convention, Bloodworth was one of the most effective Anti-Federalist opponents of the document. Bloodworth warned that the proposed new government would overwhelm the states. Remembering the Jay-Gardoqui Treaty debate, Bloodworth argued that the more democratic House of Representatives, as well as the Senate, should be required to vote on treaties before they became effective. He claimed that Northern interests would dominate the new government and demanded that a bill of rights be added to the Constitution. In part because of his influence, the Hillsborough Convention refused to ratify the document. Meanwhile, the General Assembly appointed Bloodworth to represent the state should another federal convention be called. After the new government was created and Congress approved a bill of rights, a second state convention met in Fayetteville in 1789 and finally ratified the Constitution. At the convention, Bloodworth continued to oppose ratification, yet his unsuccessful opposition did little political damage. Although he lost a narrow race for the United States Senate, he was elected to the state senate and was the only Anti-Federalist elected to the House of Representatives in North Carolina’s first congressional elections.” (Submitted on March 14, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
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