Virginia 1800 Electoral College

Office:
Electoral College (Federal)
Title:
Elector
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Virginia 1800 Electoral College
Date:
1800
State:
Virginia
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Electoral College/Elector
Electors:
George Wythe, William Newsum, Edmund Pendleton, Sr., William H. Cobell, James Madison, Jr., John Page, Thomas Newton, Jr., Carter B. Harrison, Joseph Jones, William B. Giles, Creed Taylor, Thomas Read, Sr., George Penn, Walter Jones, Richard Brent, William Ellzey, Andrew Moore, John Brown, John Preston, Hugh Holmes, Archibald Stuart, Samuel Griffin, John Wise, Charles Dabney, William Cabell, John Jameson, Carter Braxton, John Nevison, George K. Taylor, Sterling Edmunds, Bernard Markham, James Morton, Joel Leftwich, Burdet Ashton, Bailey Washington, John Blackwell, James Breckinridge, Isaac Vanmeter, Robert Crocket, Joseph Swearingen, Alexander Saint Clair
Electors: George Wythe[1]William Newsum[2]Edmund Pendleton, Sr.[3]William H. Cobell[4]James Madison, Jr.[5]John Page[6]Thomas Newton, Jr.[7]Carter B. Harrison[8]Joseph Jones[9]William B. Giles[10]Creed Taylor[11]Thomas Read, Sr.[12]George Penn[13]Walter Jones[14]Richard Brent[15]William Ellzey[16]Andrew Moore[17]John Brown[18]John Preston[19]Hugh Holmes[20]Archibald Stuart[21]Samuel GriffinJohn WiseCharles DabneyWilliam CabellJohn JamesonCarter BraxtonJohn NevisonGeorge K. TaylorSterling EdmundsBernard MarkhamJames MortonJoel LeftwichBurdet AshtonBailey WashingtonJohn BlackwellJames BreckinridgeIsaac VanmeterRobert CrocketJoseph SwearingenAlexander Saint Clair
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Presidential Candidate:Thomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonThomas JeffersonJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn AdamsJohn Adams
Final Result: [22]21002--------------------6175-------------------
District of One254--------------------603-------------------
AccomacK County22--------------------284-------------------
Northampton County28--------------------143-------------------
Princess Anne County204--------------------176-------------------
District of Two812--------------------362-------------------
Charles City County111--------------------51-------------------
Elizabeth City County82--------------------20-------------------
Henrico County[23][24]298--------------------112-------------------
City of Richmond[25][26]79--------------------72-------------------
James City County72--------------------35-------------------
New Kent County105--------------------87-------------------
Warwick County[27]53--------------------6-------------------
City of Williamsburg[28]25--------------------24-------------------
York County74--------------------24-------------------
District of Three1408--------------------74-------------------
Albermarle County561--------------------33-------------------
Amherst County303--------------------19-------------------
Fluvanna County246--------------------9-------------------
Goochland County[29]298--------------------13-------------------
District of Four1066--------------------294-------------------
Essex County209--------------------46-------------------
Gloucester County203--------------------54-------------------
King and Queen County237--------------------47-------------------
King William County128--------------------86-------------------
Mathews County171--------------------29-------------------
Middlesex County118--------------------32-------------------
District of Five1010--------------------78-------------------
Caroline County369--------------------6-------------------
Hanover County[30]201--------------------45-------------------
Louisa County440--------------------27-------------------
District of Six1224--------------------145-------------------
Culpeper County372--------------------100-------------------
Madison County238--------------------25-------------------
Orange County[31]337--------------------7-------------------
Spotsylvania County[32][33][34]277--------------------13-------------------
District of Seven787--------------------200-------------------
Isle of Wight County[35][36]254--------------------26-------------------
Nansemond County181--------------------26-------------------
Norfolk Borough County[37]111--------------------118-------------------
Norfolk County[38]241--------------------30-------------------
District of Eight1168--------------------120-------------------
Greensville County194--------------------6-------------------
Prince George County[39][40]197--------------------9-------------------
Southampton County[41]214--------------------94-------------------
Surry County184--------------------6-------------------
Sussex County[42][43]379--------------------5-------------------
District of Nine995--------------------144-------------------
Brunswick County[44][45]385--------------------25-------------------
Dinwiddie County318--------------------10-------------------
Mecklenburg County292--------------------109-------------------
District of Ten1076--------------------28-------------------
Amelia County[46][47]243----------------------------------------
Chesterfield County[48][49]460--------------------6-------------------
Nottaway County[50]190----------------------------------------
Powhatan County183--------------------22-------------------
District of Eleven1377--------------------40-------------------
Buckingham County501----------------------------------------
Cumberland County289--------------------11-------------------
Lunenburg County[51][52]243--------------------26-------------------
Prince Edward County344--------------------3-------------------
District of Twelve1690--------------------87-------------------
Charlotte County342--------------------26-------------------
Halifax County764--------------------15-------------------
Pittsylvania County584--------------------46-------------------
District of Thirteen1325--------------------293-------------------
Bedford County269--------------------164-------------------
Campbell County211--------------------69-------------------
Franklin County531--------------------29-------------------
Henry County184--------------------31-------------------
Patrick County130----------------------------------------
District of Fourteen646--------------------246-------------------
King George County[53][54]91--------------------48-------------------
Lancaster County139--------------------54-------------------
Northumberland County220--------------------27-------------------
Richmond County[55]123--------------------28-------------------
Westmoreland County73--------------------89-------------------
District of Fifteen559--------------------351-------------------
Fairfax County240--------------------218-------------------
Prince William County168--------------------42-------------------
Stafford County151--------------------91-------------------
District of Sixteen[56]944--------------------582-------------------
Berkeley County417--------------------371-------------------
Frederick County527--------------------211-------------------
District of Seventeen1531--------------------581-------------------
Augusta County[57]237--------------------462-------------------
Rockingham County[58]584--------------------78-------------------
Shenandoah County710--------------------41-------------------
District of Eighteen545--------------------749-------------------
Bath County112--------------------55-------------------
Botetourt County144--------------------96-------------------
Greenbrier County28--------------------279-------------------
Kanawha County[59]-----------------------------------------
Monroe County42--------------------155-------------------
Rockbridge County219--------------------164-------------------
District of Nineteen1213--------------------810-------------------
Brooke County[60]220--------------------32-------------------
Hampshire County180--------------------200-------------------
Hardy County90--------------------140-------------------
Harrison County163--------------------65-------------------
Monongalia County254--------------------185-------------------
Ohio County164--------------------61-------------------
Pendleton County111--------------------106-------------------
Randolph County[61]31--------------------21-------------------
District of Twenty796--------------------38-------------------
Grayson County117----------------------------------------
Lee County33--------------------2-------------------
Montgomery County212--------------------17-------------------
Russell County31----------------------------------------
Washington County290--------------------6-------------------
Wythe County113--------------------13-------------------
District of Twenty One576--------------------350-------------------
Fauquier County[62]308--------------------131-------------------
Loudoun County132--------------------205-------------------
Tazewell County82--------------------6-------------------
Wood County54--------------------8-------------------

Notes:

[1]Elected.
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[22]The District designations are taken from a chart in the National Intelligencer of February 11, 1801. Two Counties, Wood County created in 1798 and Tazewell County created in 1799 are not included in the Chart and are listed speparately at the end.
[23]"In Henrico county, including the city of Richmond, for the Jefferson Ticket 298 - Adams 112." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA). November 15, 1800.
[24]The City Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Charleston, SC), Courier (Fredericksburg), Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA), and the Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA), all give 217 votes for Jefferson in Henrico County.
[25]"In Henrico county, including the city of Richmond, for the Jefferson Ticket 298 - Adams 112." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA). November 15, 1800.
[26]For the City of Richmond, The City Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Charleston, SC), Courier (Fredericksburg), Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA), and the Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA) all give 69 votes for Adams and 81 for Jefferson.
[27]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick, only 15 federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2." Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 9, 1800.
[28]At the time, Williamsburg was split between James City County and York County and was not yet an independent city. The votes in Williamsburg appear to have been reported independently of either county.
[29]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 278 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson and 8 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[30]The Courier lists 43 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[31]The Courier lists 356 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson.
[32]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 18 votes for for the electors of John Adams.
[33]The Courier lists 278 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson and 14 votes for for the electors of John Adams.
[34]"Fredericksburg, Nov. 4. Yesterday was the day apointed by law, for the election of electors for president and vice-president of the United States. The Freeholders of this county covened at their court-house for that purpose. It appeared from respectable authority, that the number of votes for the federal ticket did not exceed eight or nine." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA). November 15, 1800.
[35]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 251 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson.
[36]The Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA) lists 257 votes for the electors of Jefferson.
[37]Though it was part of Norfolk County at the time, the official returns appear to list Norfolk Borough separately.
[38]In Norfolk County the additional names of: Thomas Newton who received 3 votes, Edward Pendleton, Sr. who received 2 votes, John Penn of Gloucester who recevied 1 vote, James Madison who received 1 vote and Willam (no last name listed) of Princess Anne received 1 vote are all listed. Most of these are mis-spellings of the names of electors already listed.
[39]"Petersburg, Nov. 4. Republicans completely triumphant. At the final close of the poll yesterday evening...for the county of Prince George, which has always heretofore been supposed and counted upon, as among the most federal in the state, the votes were as follow:... Majority for Jefferson and liberty, 188." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA). November 15, 1800.
[40]"Majority for Jefferson and Liberty, 188." Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA). November 18, 1800.
[41]The Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA) lists 213 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson.
[42]"In Brunswick there were only 15 votes for the Adams ticket, Lunenburg 25, Sussex 2." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA), November 15, 1800; and, Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA), November 18, 1800.
[43]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick, only 15 federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2." Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
[44]"In Brunswick there were only 15 votes for the Adams ticket." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA), November 15, 1800; and, Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA), November 18, 1800.
[45]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick, only 15 federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2." Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
[46]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 242 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson.
[47]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick only 15 votes for federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2." Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
[48]"In Brunswick there were only 15 votes for Adams ticket, Lunenburg 25, Sussex 2, Chesterfield 8." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA), November 15, 1800; and, Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA), November 21, 1800.
[49]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick, only 15 federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2" Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
[50]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick, only 15 federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2." Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
[51]"In Brunswick there were only 15 votes for Adams ticket, Lunenburg 25, ." Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA), November 15, 1800; and, Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA), November 21, 1800.
[52]"Amelia, said to be unanimous for Jefferson. Nottoway, the same. Brunswick, only 15 federal, Lunenburg only 25, Sussex only 2, Chesterfield only 8, Warwick only 2." Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
[53]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 43 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[54]The Courier lists 47 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[55]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 23 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[56]"The election for Electors in this district took place on Monday last - as follows is the state of the poll: Frederick, Jacobin ticket, 527, Federal do. 211, Berkeley, Jacobin ticket 428, Federal do. 366." Winchester Gazette (Winchester, VA). November 5, 1800.
[57]"Staunton (Virg.) Nov.5 - State of the poll at the election for Augusta county, for Electors of a President and Vice-President of the United States. Alexander Saint Clair (Federal) 462, Archibald Stewart (Anti-Federal) 237" The Philadelphia Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). November 15, 1800.
[58]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 219 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson and 164 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[59]No Returns.
[60]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 211 votes for the electors of Thomas Jefferson and 69 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[61]The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC) lists 22 votes for the electors of John Adams.
[62]The Courier lists 132 votes for the electors of John Adams.

References:

Original Election Returns. Library of Virginia, Richmond.
Winchester Gazette (Winchester, VA). November 5, 1800.
Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 6, 1800.
The Courier (Fredericksburg, VA). November 7, 1800.
Epitome of the Times (Norfolk, VA). November 10, 1800.
City Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Charleston, SC). November 13, 1800.
Augusta Herald (Augusta, GA). November 15, 1800.
City Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Charleston, SC). November 15, 1800.
The Philadelphia Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). November 15, 1800.
Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA). November 18, 1800.
Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser (Savannah, GA). November 21, 1800.
The Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser (Richmond, VA). November 21, 1800.
The Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser (Richmond, VA). November 25, 1800.
The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). December 2, 1800.
National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser (Washington, DC). February 11, 1801.

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