Mapping Early American Elections


10th Congress: North Carolina 1806

North Carolina elected one Federalist and eleven Democratic-Republicans to the Tenth 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.

The election results in District 7 were contested and Congress ordered the seat vacated.

In 1808, a special election was held in which Federalist John Culpeper was elected to fill the seat in District 7.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Lemuel Sawyer Democratic-Republican 2,308 64%
1 William H. Murfree Democratic-Republican 1,298 36%
2 Willis Alston Democratic-Republican 1,442 unopposed
3 Thomas Blount Democratic-Republican 2,056 50.1%
3 William Kennedy Democratic-Republican 2,050 49.9%
4 William Blackledge Democratic-Republican unopposed
5 Thomas Kenan Democratic-Republican
6 Nathaniel Macon Democratic-Republican 2,366 99.8%
7 John Culpepper Federalist 2,750 48.1%
7 Duncan MacFarland Democratic-Republican 2,701 47.2%
8 Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican 2,498 94.3%
8 Other candidates 152 5.5%
9 Marmaduke Williams Democratic-Republican 2,680 57.9%
9 Theophilus Lacy Democratic-Republican 1,945 42.1%
10 Evan Alexander Democratic-Republican
11 James Holland Democratic-Republican 1,922 96.1%
12 Meshack Franklin Democratic-Republican 3,155 63.1%
12 William Lenoir Democratic-Republican 1,625 32.5%

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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