Bartlett Yancey

Bartlett Yancey (* February 19, 1785 in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina; † August 30, 1828 ) was an American politician. Between 1813 and 1817 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bartlett Yancey was a cousin of John Kerr (1792-1842), who sat for the State of Virginia in Congress. He attended a private school and then the Hyco Academy in Caswell County. Between 1804 and 1806 Yancey studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1807 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession.

Politically, Yancey was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1812 he was in the ninth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Cochran on March 4, 1813. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1817 two legislative sessions. During this time the British -American War ended. During his time as a deputy Yancey was also Chairman of the Committee on Claims.

In 1816, Bartlett Yancey gave up another candidacy. Between 1817 and 1827 he was a member and President of the Senate of North Carolina. He died on August 30, 1828 near Yanceyville and was buried in the family cemetery.

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