Mapping Early American Elections

15th Congress: North Carolina 1817

North Carolina elected three Federalists and ten Democratic-Republicans to the Fifteenth Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns at the county level.

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

In 1818, a special election was held in which William Davidson was elected to replace Daniel M. Forney, who had resigned from office.

In 1818, a special election was held in which James Stewart was elected to replace Alexander MacMillan, who had died.

In 1819, a special election was held in which Charles Fisher was elected to replace George Mumford, who had died.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Lemuel Sawyer Democratic-Republican 1,371 38%
1 Joseph Ferebee Democratic-Republican 1,193 33.1%
1 Henry Skinner Federalist 1,044 28.9%
2 Joseph H. Bryan Democratic-Republican unopposed
3 Thomas H. Hall Democratic-Republican unopposed
4 Jesse Slocumb Federalist 2,089 54%
4 Henry J. G. Ruffin Democratic-Republican 1,776 46%
5 James Owens Democratic-Republican 2,782 55.4%
5 Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican 2,238 44.6%
6 Welden N. Edwards Democratic-Republican 2,501 80.5%
6 Solomon Green Federalist 606 19.5%
7 Alexander MacMillan Federalist 3,037 58.7%
7 John Culpepper Federalist 2,135 41.3%
8 James S. Smith Democratic-Republican 2,425 52.3%
8 Samuel Dickens Federalist 2,176 46.9%
9 Thomas Settle Democratic-Republican 3,593 78.4%
9 Romulus M. Saunders Democratic-Republican 990 21.6%
10 George Mumford Democratic-Republican 2,059 53.9%
10 John L. Henderson Federalist 1,759 46.1%
11 Daniel M. Forney Democratic-Republican unopposed
12 Felix Walker Democratic-Republican
13 Lewis Williams Federalist 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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