Mapping Early American Elections


13th Congress: Virginia 1813

Virginia elected seven Federalist and sixteen Democratic-Republicans to the Thirteenth Congress.

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

Following the 1810 Census, Virginia gained one more seat in the House of Representatives.

Virginia used a district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1814, a special election was held in which Philip Barbour was elected to replace John Dawson, who had died.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John G. Jackson Democratic-Republican 1,141 60.2%
1 Thomas Wilson Federalist 754 39.8%
2 Francis White Federalist unopposed
3 John Smith Democratic-Republican 739 82.8%
3 Robert Page Federalist 153 17.2%
4 William MacCoy Democratic-Republican 1,145 57.1%
4 Samuel Blackburn Federalist 860 42.9%
5 James Breckinridge Federalist 892 53.5%
5 Martin MacFerrand Democratic-Republican 775 46.5%
6 Daniel Sheffey Federalist 1,254 74.3%
6 Edward Campbell Democratic-Republican 434 25.7%
7 Hugh Caperton Federalist 904 53.8%
7 Ballard Smith Democratic-Republican 775 46.2%
8 Joseph Lewis, Jr. Federalist 683 57.8%
8 John Love Democratic-Republican 499 42.2%
9 John P. Hungerford Federalist 717 50.9%
9 John Taliaferro Democratic-Republican 693 49.1%
10 Aylett Hawes Democratic-Republican
11 John Dawson Democratic-Republican
12 John Roane Democratic-Republican 716 73%
12 James Hunter Federalist 263 26.8%
13 Thomas M. Bayly Federalist 1,072 51.4%
13 Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican 1,015 48.6%
14 William A. Burwell Democratic-Republican unopposed
15 John Kerr Democratic-Republican 933 46.4%
15 Mathew Clay Democratic-Republican 683 34%
15 William Rice Federalist 394 19.6%
16 John W. Eppes Democratic-Republican 1,110 54.3%
16 John Randolph Federalist 936 45.7%
17 James Pleasants Democratic-Republican unopposed
18 Thomas Gholson Democratic-Republican unopposed
19 Peterson Goodwyn Democratic-Republican unopposed
20 James Johnson Democratic-Republican 877 67.3%
20 Edwin Gray Federalist 426 32.7%
21 Thomas Newton Democratic-Republican 847 64.8%
21 Swepson Whitehead Federalist 460 35.2%
22 Hugh Nelson Democratic-Republican unopposed
23 John Clopton Democratic-Republican 869 63.2%
23 Richard M. Morris Federalist 507 36.8%

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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