1816 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

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South Carolina elected its members October 14–15, 1816.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
South Carolina 1
"Charleston district"
Henry Middleton Democratic-Republican 1814 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Middleton (Democratic-Republican) 56.4%
William Crafts Jr. (Federalist) 43.6%
South Carolina 2
"Beaufort district"
William Lowndes Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. William Lowndes (Democratic-Republican) 92.5%
Others 7.5%
South Carolina 3
"Georgetown district"
Benjamin Huger Federalist 1798
1804 (Retired)
1814
Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain
James Ervin (Democratic-Republican) 54.8%
Benjamin Huger (Federalist) 45.2%
South Carolina 4
"Orangeburgh district"
John J. Chappell Democratic-Republican 1812 Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Joseph Bellinger (Democratic-Republican) 47.2%
John J. Chappell (Democratic-Republican) 31.6%
John C. Allen (Democratic-Republican) 21.2%
South Carolina 5
"Newberry district"
William Woodward Democratic-Republican 1814 Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Starling Tucker (Democratic-Republican)[a]
William Woodward (Democratic-Republican)
South Carolina 6
"Abbeville district"
John C. Calhoun Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. John C. Calhoun (Democratic-Republican) 43.2%
Edmund Bacon (Federalist) 31.5%
William Butler (Democratic-Republican) 25.3%
South Carolina 7
"Pendleton district"
John Taylor Democratic-Republican 1814 Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Elias Earle (Democratic-Republican) 50.7%
Andrew Pickens (Democratic-Republican) 26.7%
John Taylor (Democratic-Republican) 22.6%
South Carolina 8
"Chester district"
Thomas Moore Democratic-Republican 1800
1812 (Retired)
1814
Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Wilson Nesbitt (Democratic-Republican) 41.4%
James MacKibben (Democratic-Republican) 32.3%
William Smith (Democratic-Republican) 20.3%
William Rice (Democratic-Republican) 5.9%
South Carolina 9
"Sumter district"
William Mayrant Democratic-Republican 1814 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Incumbent then resigned October 21, 1816, leading to a special election, won by the winner of the general election.
Stephen D. Miller (Democratic-Republican) 73.6%
William Mayrant (Democratic-Republican) 26.4%

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  1. ^ Numbers of votes missing or incomplete in source(s).