Pennsylvania 1818 House of Representatives, Chester County

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Pennsylvania 1818 House of Representatives, Chester County
First Ballot
House of Representatives/State Representative
Joseph Sharp, Thomas Ashbridge, William Boyd, John G. Parke, Joshua Hunt, Isaac D. Barnard, Joshua Evans, David Thomas, Samuel Glascow, Owen Evans
Candidates: Joseph Sharp[1]Thomas Ashbridge[2]William Boyd[3]John G. Parke[4]Joshua Hunt[5]Isaac D. BarnardJoshua EvansDavid ThomasSamuel GlascowOwen Evans
Affiliation:FederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistDemocratic RepublicanDemocratic RepublicanDemocratic RepublicanDemocratic RepublicanDemocratic Republican
Final Result: 2745274327302727272425292501247624742463
Chester County[6][7][8]2745274327302727272425292501247624742463
District of Chatham[9][10]331333329333333114112110112111
District of Gum Tree130132135133132168163166169164
District of Hood's6871756870311305314310307
District of Manor158155158158151307296294296285
District of Marshallton[11]2732732742742742320222121
District of New London Cross Roads[12]3738363737158157155155155
District of New Red Lion[13]2352352362332357169697070
District of Old Red Lion339341337336342251250248246250
District of Paoli428434424423424348362341338339
District of Pughtown[14]107109106107107470465467467467
District of Sloan's130133133140132174170159159164
District of West Chester[15][16]489489487485487134132131131131


[6]Chester county voted in election districts composed of several towns. These districts were numbered but more commonly referred to by names derived from the locations where voting took place (ie-a tavern, schoolhouse, individual's farm, etc.) For more information, see "History of Chester County, Pennsylvania" by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, 1881. 224-226.
[7]Der Postbothe lists 2720 votes for John G. Parke.
[8]The Intelligencer, and Weekly Advertiser (Lancaster, PA) lists 2725 votes for Joseph Sharp.
[9]The American Republican lists 112 votes for David Thomas.
[10]The Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, PA) and the Democratic Press list 233 votes for Thomas Ashbridge and 429 votes for Wallace Boyd.
[11]The Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, PA) and the Democratic Press list 374 votes for John G. Parke.
[12]The Democratic Press lists 27 votes for John G. Parke.
[13]The Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, PA) and the Democratic Press list 74 votes for Samuel Glasgow.
[14]The Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, PA) and the Democratic Press list 907 votes for Joseph Sharp.
[15]The Village Record lists 486 votes for John G. Parke.
[16]The Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, PA) and the Democratic Press list 485 votes for Joshua Hunt.


The American Republican (Downingtown, PA). October 20, 1818.
The Democratic Press (Philadelphia, PA). October 21, 1818.
Village Record, or Chester and Delaware Federalist (West Chester, PA). October 21, 1818.
Franklin Gazette (Philadelphia, PA). October 23, 1818.
The Intelligencer, and Weekly Advertiser (Lancaster, PA). October 24, 1818.
Der Readinger Postbothe und Berks, Schuylkill und Montgomery Caunties Advertiser (Reading, PA). October 24, 1818.
Correspondent and Farmers' Advertiser (Doylestown, PA). October 27, 1818.
Der Readinger Adler (Reading, PA). October 27, 1818.
Futhey, John Smith and Gilbert Cope. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: L. H. Everts, 1881. 224-226.

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