Ohio 1803 State Senate, Jefferson County

State Senate (State)
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Ohio 1803 State Senate, Jefferson County
First Ballot
State Senate/State Senator
James Pritchard, Bazaleel Wells, John Milligan, Zenas Kimberly
Candidates: James PritchardBazaleel WellsJohn MilliganZenas Kimberly
Final Result: [1][2][3]429423414402
Jefferson County429423414402


[1]Both the Journal of the House of Representatives and The Annual Report of the Secretary of State list the winners as: Bazaleel Wells and Zenas Kimberly.
[2]This was a contested election as 6 of the Senate Journal reports: "A memorial from James Pritchard was read, stating that the prothonotary of the county of Jefferson had illegally granted unton Zenas Kimberly, one of the sitting members of the senate, a certificate of his having been elected to represent the said county in the senate of the state and alledging that he the said James was duly elected a senatora as aforesaid, and that he outh, of right, to be entitled to the seat now held by said Zenas Kimberly. Ordered to be refered to the committee of election and privileges." On Friday the 4th of March 1803 the Senate journal reports: "Resolved, That any two of the justices of the peace, or associate judges, for the county of Jefferson .... take the depositions of such person or person as the memorialist or the sitting member may think proper .... transmit the said depositions, signed and sealed, to the speaker of the senate, on or before the first Monday of December next."
[3]On Wednesday April 6th 1803 James Pritchard was elected, by a joint session of the State Senate and House of Representatives, as associate Judge for Jefferson county.


Journal of the Ohio State Senate, 1803.
Journal of the Ohio House of Representatives, 1803. 87.
The Scioto Gazette (Chillicothe, OH). January 22, 1803.

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Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).

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