YANCEY, Bartlett, (1785 - 1828)


YANCEY, Bartlett, (cousin of John Kerr), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., February 19, 1785; attended a private school and Hyco Academy in Caswell County; student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1804-1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1807 and practiced; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1816; member of the State senate and served as its presiding officer 1817-1827; died near Yanceyville, N.C., August 30, 1828; interment in the family cemetery upon the homestead.