Mapping Early American Elections


11th Congress: Tennessee 1809

Tennessee elected three Democratic-Republicans to the Eleventh Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns in several counties.

Tennessee used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Rhea Democratic-Republican unopposed
2 Pleasant M. Miller Democratic-Republican 1,107 77.2%
2 Other candidates 327 22.8%
3 Robert Weakley Democratic-Republican 3,171 47.4%
3 Abraham Maury Democratic-Republican 2,671 39.9%

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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