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Timothy Bloodworth was born in New Hanover County in 1736. In his early life he was a cobbler by trade. He educated himself, and later in life became a schoolmaster and such an influential figure in the public life of New Hanover that he was a member of the second House of Commons which met after the establishment of the State. In 1789, Bloodworth found himself as a member of the State Senate, and his prominence held that he became a United States Senator.
Timothy Bloodworth, New Hanover County revolutionary patriot and United States Senator, was a man of humble origins who helped shape the course of events during momentous times. He fought for independence from Great Britain and favored a democratic government.