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YANCEY, Bartlett

1785–1828

Biography

YANCEY, Bartlett, (cousin of John Kerr), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., February 19, 1785; attended a private school and Hyco Academy in Caswell County; student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1804-1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1807 and practiced; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1816; member of the State senate and served as its presiding officer 1817-1827; died near Yanceyville, N.C., August 30, 1828; interment in the family cemetery upon the homestead.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

North Carolina State Department of Archives and History

Raleigh, NC
Microfilm ca. 1800-1828, . Papers selected from private collections in the N. C. State Archives and the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, consisting mainly of letters to Bartlett Yancey. Most of the letters concern national politics, and principal correspondents include Romulus M. Saunders, Lewis Williams, William Gaston, John C. Calhoun, Nathaniel Macon, William H. Crawford, and Thomas Ruffin, with nonpolitical letters from Archibald D. Murphey and Prof. William Hooper of UNC.
Papers: In the Hutchins G. Burton Papers, 1810 and 1826, 2 items. The papers include a letter from Hutchins Burton to Bartlett Yancey written in 1826, referring to former Gov. John Branch and to support for Andrew Jackson.
Papers: In the Walter Clark Papers, 1783-1820, 4600 items. Persons represented include Bartlett Yancey.
Papers: In the John Owen Papers, 1786-1970, 17 items. The papers include a letter from John Owen to Bartlett Yancey written in 1825 in which Owen comments on Andrew Jackson as a presidential candidate.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1800-1828, 123 items. The Bartlett Yancey Papers include frequent letters from Nathaniel Macon, Romulus Mitchell Saunders, and Lewis Williams, and scattered letters from John C. Calhoun, William H. Crawford, Willie P. Mangum, Archibald D. Murphey, Thomas Ruffin, and other prominent men, particularly concerning the preliminaries of the elections of 1824 and 1828, reflecting the viewpoint of the "Old Republican" group which supported William H. Crawford for the presidency in 1824 and Andrew Jackson in 1828. .
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