Mapping Early American Elections


9th Congress: North Carolina 1804

North Carolina elected twelve Democratic-Republicans to the Ninth Congress.

Mapping this election is incomplete because of the lack of local returns in many areas.

North Carolina used the district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1805, a special election was held in which Democratic-Republican Thomas Kenan was elected to replace James Gillespie, who died while in office.

In 1806, a special election was held in which Evan Alexander was elected to replace Nathaniel Alexander, who had resigned after being elected as the Governor of North Carolina.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas Wynns Democratic-Republican
2 Willis Alston Democratic-Republican 1,869 66.6%
2 John Binford Federalist 580 20.7%
2 William R. Davie Federalist 358 12.7%
3 Thomas Blount Democratic-Republican 1,854 51.4%
3 William Kennedy Federalist 1,755 48.6%
4 William Blackledge Democratic-Republican 2,162 96.6%
5 Thomas Kenan Democratic-Republican 2,320 65.3%
5 Benjamin Smith Democratic-Republican 1,234 34.7%
6 Nathaniel Macon Democratic-Republican 1,851 99.9%
7 Duncan MacFarland Democratic-Republican 2,030 36.8%
7 Joseph Pickett Federalist 1,750 31.7%
7 William Martin Federalist 1,717 31.1%
8 Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican
9 Marmaduke Williams Democratic-Republican 3,179 98.8%
10 Nathaniel Alexander Democratic-Republican unopposed
11 James Holland Democratic-Republican unopposed
12 Joseph Winston Democratic-Republican 2,681 57%
12 Meshack Franklin Democratic-Republican 2,019 43%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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