Bartlett Yancey, Jr. (February 19, 1785 - August 30, 1828) was a Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, United States, between 1813 and 1817.
Born near Yanceyville, North Carolina, Yancey attended Hyco Academy in Caswell County before enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1804 to 1806. He was admitted to the bar in 1807 and practiced law.
Yancey was elected to the 13th United States Congress in 1812 and re-elected in 1814 to the 14th Congress, serving from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1817.During both terms, he chaired the Committee on Claims. Refusing to run for Congress again in 1816, Yancey instead ran for the North Carolina Senate and served there for ten years, from 1817 to 1827; he served as Speaker of the North Carolina Senate for his entire tenure in the legislature. He died near Yanceyville in 1828 and is buried in his family cemetery.
Yancey County, North Carolina and Bartlett Yancey High Schoolin Yanceyville are named in his honor.
Many believe that the town of Yanceyville is also named after him.While this is the prevailing view, it has been contested, with others attributing the Yanceyville name to James Yancey, the older brother of Bartlett Yancey, Jr. For an interesting discussion on this issue see When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977, by William S. Powell (1977) at 341-342.
The Bartlett Yancey House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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