Mapping Early American Elections


12th Congress: North Carolina 1810

North Carolina elected two Federalists and ten Democratic-Republicans to the Twelfth Congress.

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

In 1813, a special election was held in which William Kennedy was elected to replace Thomas Blount, who had died.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Lemuel Sawyer Democratic-Republican 2,002 61.4%
1 William Hinton Democratic-Republican 1,209 37.1%
2 Willis Alston Democratic-Republican 1,933 65.9%
2 Joseph H. Bryon Federalist 1,001 34.1%
3 Thomas Blount Democratic-Republican unopposed
4 William Blackledge Democratic-Republican 2,781 54.8%
4 William Gaston Federalist 2,298 45.2%
5 William R. King Democratic-Republican 3,047 67.8%
5 Christopher Dudley Federalist 1,449 32.2%
6 Nathaniel Macon Democratic-Republican unopposed
7 Archibald MacBryde Federalist 3,135 57.4%
7 John Culpepper Federalist 2,325 42.6%
8 Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican unopposed
9 James Cochrane Democratic-Republican 3,116 57%
9 Theophilus Lacy Democratic-Republican 2,354 43%
10 Joseph Pearson Federalist 2,388 63.8%
10 James Wallis Democratic-Republican 1,355 36.2%
11 Israel Pickens Democratic-Republican 2,976 50.5%
11 Felix Walker Democratic-Republican 2,342 39.8%
11 John Stevelie Democratic-Republican 570 9.7%
12 Meshack Franklin Democratic-Republican unopposed

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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