Bartlett Yancey

Bartlett Yancey

Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Aug 1828 (aged 43)
Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 23053666 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was educated in Caswell County and attended the University of North Carolina from 1804 to 1806. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1807. In 1812 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served two terms, 1813 to 1817. During his service in the House, Yancey was Chairman of the Committee on Claims. He did not run for reelection in 1816, instead running for the North Carolina Senate. He served in the State Senate from 1817 to 1827, and was Senate President during most of that time. In 1826 he declined appointment as Minister to Peru. He was a cousin of John Kerr of Virginia, who also served in the US House. Yancey's home is an historic landmark and is today operated as the Yancey House Restaurant.

Bio by: Bill McKern


In memory of
Bartlette Yancey.
Born Feb: 19, 1785.
Died Aug: 30, 1828.

Highly distinguished in the Council
of his native State, and possessing in
an eminent degree the consideration and
affection of his Fellow Citizens he died
deeply regretted by all in the meridian
of life and in the midst of usefulness.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bartlett Yancey (19 Feb 1785–30 Aug 1828), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23053666, citing Yancey Family Cemetery, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .