Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
Charles Nelms Lewis (d. 1814) —
Member of Kentucky
state senate, 1814; died in office 1814.
Died, of cholera, in Frankfort, Franklin
County, Ky., 1814.
Charles Ewing (1780-1832) —
of Trenton, Mercer
Born in Bridgeton, Cumberland
County, N.J., June 8,
Federalist candidate for New
Jersey state house of assembly, 1815; chief
justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1824-32.
Died, from cholera, in Trenton, Mercer
County, N.J., August
5, 1832 (age 52 years, 58
Interment at First
Presbyterian Churchyard, Trenton, N.J.; cenotaph at Riverview
Cemetery, Trenton, N.J.
Gabriel Richard (1767-1832) —
of Detroit, Wayne
Born in La Ville de Saintes, France,
in 1817 of a school which later became the University of Michigan.;
to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1823-25.
Died, of cholera, in Detroit, Wayne
County, Mich., September
13, 1832 (age 64 years, 334
Entombed at St.
Anne's Church, Detroit, Mich.
Daniel Lynn (1782-1833) —
also known as Dann Lynn —
Born in Christian
County, Ky., January
to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana
state house of representatives, 1816-18, 1819-20.
Died, of cholera, in West Franklin, Posey
County, Ind., 1833
private or family graveyard, Posey County, Ind.
William Shaler (c.1778-1833) —
Born about 1778.
U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Mexico, 1810-12; Cuba, 1832; U.S. Consul General in Algiers, 1815-28; U.S. Consul in Havana, 1829-33, died in office 1833.
Died, of cholera, in Havana (La Habana), Cuba,
28, 1833 (age about 55
Alexander Buckner (1785-1833) —
of Jackson, Cape
Girardeau County, Mo.
Born in Jefferson
County, Ky., 1785.
Democrat. Lawyer; delegate
to Missouri state constitutional convention from Cape Girardeau
County, 1820; member of Missouri
state senate 13th District, 1822-25; U.S.
Senator from Missouri, 1831-33; died in office 1833.
Died of Asiatic cholera during an epidemic, in Cape Girardeau,
Girardeau County, Mo., June 6,
1833 (age about 47
Original interment at a
private or family graveyard, Cape Girardeau County, Mo.;
reinterment in 1897 at Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Abram Marshall Scott (1785-1833) —
Born in South Carolina, 1785.
Member of Mississippi
state senate, 1822, 1826-27; Governor of
Died of cholera, July 12,
1833 (age about 48
Interment at Greenwood
Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
Ninian Edwards (1775-1833) —
of Kaskaskia, Randolph
County, Ill.; Edwardsville, Madison
Born in Montgomery
County, Md., March
Democrat. Member of Kentucky
state house of representatives, 1796-97; state court judge in
Kentucky, 1803; justice of
Kentucky state supreme court, 1808; Governor
of Illinois Territory, 1809-18; U.S.
Senator from Illinois, 1818-24; Governor of
Illinois, 1826-30; candidate for U.S.
Representative from Illinois, 1832.
Died of cholera, in Belleville, St. Clair
County, Ill., July 20,
1833 (age 58 years, 125
Original interment somewhere
in Belleville, Ill.; reinterment in 1855 at Oak
Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; statue at Ninian
Edwards Plaza, Edwardsville, Ill.
Isaac Veatch (1786-1833) —
Born in Tennessee, February
Member of Indiana
state house of representatives, 1827-28; defeated, 1828.
Died of cholera, in Floyd
County, Ind., July 31,
1833 (age 47 years, 163
George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) —
also known as George B. Porter —
Born in Norristown, Montgomery
County, Pa., February
Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Adjutant
General of Pennsylvania, 1824-29; member of Pennsylvania
state house of representatives, 1827; Governor
of Michigan Territory, 1831-34; died in office 1834.
Died in a cholera epidemic in Detroit, Wayne
County, Mich., July 6,
1834 (age 43 years, 147
Interment at Elmwood
Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
James Adams (1783-1843) —
of Springfield, Sangamon
Born in Simsbury, Hartford
County, Conn., January
Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; one
of the first nine men to receive the "Endowment" ordinance from
Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church; participated in a
long-running newspaper battle with Abraham
Lincoln, over the transfer of a city lot; probate judge in
Illinois, 1830; candidate for Governor of
Died, of cholera, in Nauvoo, Hancock
County, Ill., August
11, 1843 (age 60 years, 199
Interment at Old
Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Ill.
Louis P. Cooke (1811-1849) —
Born in Tennessee, 1811.
Colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence;
member of Texas
Republic House of Representatives, 1838-39, 1841-42; Texas
Republic Secretary of the Navy, 1839-41.
in 1843 with the murder
of Captain Mark Lewis; at trial,
the jury deadlocked, and he escaped
before a second trial could be held. Wounded in an Indian raid on
Corpus Christi in 1844 and lost an
Died, of cholera, in Brownsville, Cameron
County, Tex., 1849
in New Orleans, La.
Isaac Sherman, Jr. (1800-1849) —
of Bridgeport, Fairfield
Born in November, 1800.
Whig. Harness and
saddle business; mayor
of Bridgeport, Conn., 1836-37; postmaster at Bridgeport,
Died, from cholera, in Freeport, Stephenson
County, Ill., May 22,
1849 (age 48 years, 0
Interment at Mountain
Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
James Knox Polk (1795-1849) —
also known as James K. Polk; "Young Hickory";
"Napoleon of the Stump" —
Born in Pineville, Mecklenburg
County, N.C., November
member of Tennessee
state house of representatives, 1823-25; U.S.
Representative from Tennessee, 1825-39 (6th District 1825-33, 9th
District 1833-39); Speaker of
the U.S. House, 1835-39; Governor of
Tennessee, 1839-41; President
of the United States, 1845-49.
ancestry. Member, Freemasons.
Died, of cholera, in Nashville, Davidson
County, Tenn., June 15,
1849 (age 53 years, 225
Original interment at a
private or family graveyard, Davidson County, Tenn.; reinterment
in 1891 at Tennessee
State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.; cenotaph at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Tenn.
of Samuel Polk (1772-1827) and Jane Gracy (Knox) Polk (1776-1852);
brother of William
Hawkins Polk; married, January
1, 1824, to Sarah Childress (1803-1891; daughter of Joel
Childress); nephew of Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; who married
Jones Hardeman); uncle of Marshall
Tate Polk and Tasker
Polk; first cousin once removed of Edwin
Fitzhugh Polk; second cousin once removed of Mary Adelaide Polk
(1817-1863; who married George
Davis) and Richard
Tyler Polk; second cousin twice removed of Rufus
King Polk and Frank
Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin thrice removed of Elizabeth
Polk Guest; second cousin four times removed of Raymond
R. Guest; third cousin once removed of Charles
Polk and Augustus
Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin of Trusten
Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Albert
| || || Political families: Ashe-Polk
family of North Carolina; Polk
family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||Cross-reference: Aaron
V. Brown — John
| || ||Polk counties in Ark., Fla., Ga., Iowa, Minn., Mo., Neb., Ore., Tenn., Tex. and Wis. are
named for him.|
| || ||Other politicians named for him: James
Knox Polk Hall
K. P. Fenner
K. P. Marshall
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — Wikipedia
article — NNDB
dossier — Find-A-Grave
memorial — Tennessee
| || ||Books about James K. Polk: Sam W.
K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse — Paul H.
Presidency of James K. Polk — Thomas M. Leonard, James
K. Polk : A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny — Eugene
Irving McCormac, James
K. Polk: A Political Biography to the Prelude to War
1795-1845 — Eugene Irving McCormac, James
K. Polk: A Political Biography to the End of a Career
1845-1849 — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings
Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American
History — John Seigenthaler, James
K. Polk: 1845 - 1849|
| || ||Image source: Portrait & Biographical
Album of Washtenaw County (1891)|
William Grayson Carter (d. 1849) —
member of Kentucky
state senate, 1834-38.
Died, of cholera, in Lexington, Fayette
County, Ky., July 11,
Joshua Mathiot (1800-1849) —
Born in Connellsville, Fayette
County, Pa., April 4,
of Newark, Ohio, 1834; U.S.
Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1841-43.
While attending a temperance convention,
contracted cholera, from which he later died, in Newark, Licking
County, Ohio, July 30,
1849 (age 49 years, 117
Interment at Cedar
Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
William A. Sparks (d. 1849) —
of South Carolina.
U.S. Consul in Venice, 1845-49, died in office 1849.
Died, of cholera, Venice, Italy,
Thomas Holdsworth Blake (1792-1849) —
also known as Thomas H. Blake —
of Terre Haute, Vigo
Born in Frederick
County, Md., July 25,
Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1816;
Attorney for Indiana, 1817-18; state court judge in Indiana,
1818; member of Indiana
state house of representatives, 1819-20, 1823-24; member of Indiana
state senate, 1821-22, 1829-30; U.S.
Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1827-29.
Died of cholera in a hotel at
County, Ohio, November
28, 1849 (age 57 years, 126
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
James Clarke (1812-1850) —
of Burlington, Des Moines
Born in Greensburg, Westmoreland
County, Pa., July 5,
of Iowa Territory, 1839-41; mayor
of Burlington, Iowa, 1844-45; delegate
to Iowa state constitutional convention from Des Moines County,
of Iowa Territory, 1845-46.
Died in a cholera epidemic, in Burlington, Des Moines
County, Iowa, July 28,
1850 (age 38 years, 23
Interment at Aspen
Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
Joseph Darlington (1765-1851) —
County, Pa.; Limestone (now Maysville), Mason
County, Ky.; West Union, Adams
Born near Winchester, Frederick
County, Va., July 19,
Member of Northwest
Territory legislature, 1799-1801; delegate
to Ohio state constitutional convention from Adams County, 1802;
member of Ohio
state senate, 1803.
Died, of cholera, in West Union, Adams
County, Ohio, August
2, 1851 (age 86 years, 14
of Meredith Darlington and Sarah (Davis) Darlington; married, March
18, 1790, to Sarah Wilson.|
William Alvan Robards (c.1816-1851) —
also known as William A. Robards —
of Boonville, Cooper
Born in Jessamine
County, Ky., about 1816.
state attorney general, 1849-51; died in office 1851.
Died, from cholera, in Jefferson City, Cole
County, Mo., September
3, 1851 (age about 35
Interment at Woodland-Old City Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
of William R. Robards (1788-1864) and Dorca (Maxwell) Robards
(1790-1862); married 1844 to
Edmonia Randolph Neilson (1824-1909).|
| || ||See also Find-A-Grave
Willard J. Chapin (1791-1852) —
of Perry, Genesee County (now Wyoming
Born in Livonia, Livingston
County, N.Y., March 6,
Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; tanner;
postmaster at Perry,
Died, probably of cholera, in Perry, Wyoming
County, N.Y., July 28,
1852 (age 61 years, 144
Interment at Hope Cemetery, Perry, N.Y.
of Samuel Chapin (1758-1833) and Sibyl (Joslyn) Chapin (1759-1795);
married 1813 to Nancy
Cooley (1795-1826); second cousin once removed of Alphonso
Taft; second cousin twice removed of Charles
Phelps Taft, William
Howard Taft and Henry
Waters Taft; second cousin thrice removed of George
Franklin Chapin, Walbridge
S. Taft, Robert
Alphonso Taft and Charles
Phelps Taft II; second cousin four times removed of William
Howard Taft III, Robert
Taft, Jr. and Seth
Chase Taft; second cousin five times removed of Eleanor
Repass and Robert
Alphonso Taft III; third cousin once removed of Edward
M. Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Samuel
Chapin (1761-1821) and Arthur
Chapin (1855-?); fourth cousin of Bela
Ticknor and John
Milton Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan
H. Huntington, Bennet
Warner Bostwick, Daniel
Chapin (1791-1878), Chester
William Chapin, Graham
Hurd Chapin, Millard
Peck Edgerton, Joseph
Ketchum Edgerton and Staley
| || || Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams
family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||See also Find-A-Grave
Spencer Jarnagin (1792-1853) —
of Knoxville, Knox
County, Tenn.; Athens, McMinn
County, Tenn.; Memphis, Shelby
Born in Grainger
County, Tenn., 1792.
member of Tennessee
state house of representatives, 1833-35; Presidential Elector for
Senator from Tennessee, 1843-47.
Became ill with cholera, subjected to "heroic treatment" by
his doctor, and died, in Memphis, Shelby
County, Tenn., June 25,
1853 (age about 60
Interment at Elmwood
Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
Thomas Metcalfe (1780-1855) —
also known as "Old Stonehammer" —
of Carlisle, Nicholas
Born in Fauquier
County, Va., March
Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky
state house of representatives, 1812-16; U.S.
Representative from Kentucky, 1819-28 (4th District 1819-23, 2nd
District 1823-28); resigned 1828; Governor of
Kentucky, 1828-32; member of Kentucky
state senate, 1834; delegate to Whig National Convention from
Kentucky, 1839 (Convention Vice-President; member, Balloting
Committee; member, Committee to Notify Nominees; speaker); U.S.
Senator from Kentucky, 1848-49.
During an epidemic, died of cholera, near Carlisle, Nicholas
County, Ky., August
18, 1855 (age 75 years, 151
private or family graveyard, Nicholas County, Ky.
Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson (1812-1873) —
of Elizabethton, Carter
County, Tenn.; Jonesborough, Washington
County, Tenn.; Knoxville, Knox
Born in Kingston, Roane
County, Tenn., March
Democrat. Lawyer; U.S.
Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1859-61; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1868;
of Tennessee state supreme court, 1870-71.
Died, from cholera, in Knoxville, Knox
County, Tenn., August
24, 1873 (age 61 years, 158
Interment at Gray
Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
Franklin Augustus Alberger (1825-1877) —
also known as Franklin A. Alberger —
of Buffalo, Erie
Born in Baltimore,
of Buffalo, N.Y., 1860-61; member of New York
state assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1871-74.
Died, of cholera, in Buffalo, Erie
County, N.Y., August
24, 1877 (age 52 years, 222
Interment at Forest
Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
William Frederick Havemeyer (1874-1904) —
also known as William F. Havemeyer —
of New York.
Born in New York, May 25,
Republican. U.S. Consular Agent in Bassorah, 1904, died in office 1904.
Died, of cholera, in Bassorah, Mesopatamia (Basra, Iraq),
25, 1904 (age 30 years, 31
Interment somewhere in Iraq.
Charles Frederick Brissel (c.1879-1916) —
also known as Charles F. Brissel —
of New Jersey.
Born in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., about 1879.
U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Amoy, 1910-14; U.S. Consul in Baghdad, 1914-16, died in office 1916.
Died, of cholera, in Baghdad, Mesopotamia (now Iraq),
31, 1916 (age about 37
of Marcus Brissel (c.1847-1917; leather business).||