Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
Joshua Fry (1699-1754) —
Born in Crewkerne, Somerset, England,
Member of Virginia
House of Burgesses, 1740.
Surveyor and co-author with Peter Jefferson (Thomas
Jefferson's father) of a famous early map titled "Map of the Most
Inhabited part of Virginia, containing the whole province of Maryland
with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina." Upon his
death, the young George
Washington took command of Virginia's military forces.
Died, of injuries received in a fall from
his horse, near Cumberland, Allegany
County, Md., May 31,
1754 (age about 54
Original interment somewhere
in Allegany County, Md.; reinterment at Rose
Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Md.
William Paterson (1745-1806) —
of New Jersey.
Born in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern
to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1776; New
Jersey state attorney general, 1776-83; Delegate
to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1780, 1787; member,
U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S.
Senator from New Jersey, 1789-90; Governor of
New Jersey, 1790-93; chancellor
of New Jersey court of chancery, 1790-93; Associate
Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1793-1806; died in office 1806.
Injured in a horsedrawn coach accident in 1803, and died from
his wounds three years later, in Albany, Albany
County, N.Y., September
9, 1806 (age 60 years, 259
Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Albany County, N.Y.; reinterment
Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.; cenotaph at Van
Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, N.J.
Edward Hempstead (1780-1817) —
Born in New London, New London
County, Conn., June 3,
to U.S. Congress from Missouri Territory, 1812-14.
from a horse, which resulted in his death six days later, at
Louis, Mo., August
10, 1817 (age 37 years, 68
Interment at Bellefontaine
Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Arthur St. Clair (1734-1818) —
Born in Scotland,
General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate
to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1785-87; Governor
of Northwest Territory, 1788-1802; Federalist candidate for Governor of
of the Cincinnati; Freemasons.
Injured in a fall from
an overturned horsedrawn cart, and died a few days later, near
County, Pa., August
31, 1818 (age 84 years, 161
Interment at Old
St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pa.
William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) —
also known as William W. Bibb —
of Petersburg, Elbert
Born in Prince
Edward County, Va., October
Democrat. Member of Georgia
state house of representatives, 1803; U.S.
Representative from Georgia, 1807-13 (4th District 1807, at-large
1807-09, 1st District 1809-11, at-large 1811-13); U.S.
Senator from Georgia, 1813-16; Governor
of Alabama Territory, 1817-19; Governor of
Alabama, 1819-20; died in office 1820.
from his horse, sustained internal injuries, and died in Autauga
County, Ala., July 9,
1820 (age 38 years, 281
private or family graveyard, Elmore County, Ala.
Morris Birkbeck (1764-1825) —
also known as Jonathan Freeman —
Born in Settle, Yorkshire, England,
of state of Illinois, 1824-25.
under the pseudonym "Jonathan Freeman".
While returning on horseback from a visit to Robert
Owen, he drowned
while fording the Fox River, Edwards
County, Ill., June 4,
1825 (age 61 years, 132
Interment at New
Harmony Cemetery, New Harmony, Ind.; memorial monument at Courthouse
Grounds, Albion, Ill.
Isaac Griffin (1756-1827) —
Born in Kent
County, Del., February
Democrat. Justice of the peace; member of Pennsylvania
state house of representatives, 1808-12; U.S.
Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1813-17.
Died from the effects of a fall from
a wagon, on his estate in Nicholson Township, Fayette
County, Pa., October
12, 1827 (age 71 years, 227
Interment a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Pa.
Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny
also known as Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny —
Born in France,
of state of Louisiana, 1820-28; Governor of
Louisiana, 1828-29; died in office 1829.
Died, after being thrown
from a horsedrawn carriage, in Gretna, Jefferson
Parish, La., October
6, 1829 (age 60 years, 98
Entombed at St.
Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
James Shields (1762-1831) —
Born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland (now Northern
Member of Ohio
state house of representatives, 1806; Presidential Elector for
Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1829-31.
Killed in the accidental overturning of a stagecoach, near
County, Ohio, August
13, 1831 (age 69 years, 122
Interment at Venice
Cemetery, Venice, Ohio.
Richard Skinner (1778-1833) —
of Manchester, Bennington
Born in Litchfield, Litchfield
County, Conn., May 30,
Democrat. Lawyer; Bennington
County State's Attorney, 1801-13; probate judge in Vermont,
Representative from Vermont at-large, 1813-15; justice of
Vermont state supreme court, 1815-16; chief
justice of Vermont Supreme Court, 1823-28; member of Vermont
state house of representatives, 1818; Speaker of
the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1818; Governor of
Injured when he fell from
a horse-drawn carriage, and died soon after, in Manchester, Bennington
County, Vt., May 23,
1833 (age 54 years, 358
Interment at Dellwood
Cemetery, Manchester, Vt.
William Harris Wharton (1802-1839) —
Born in Virginia, 1802.
to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Victoria, 1832; delegate
to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Victoria, 1833; delegate
to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835;
member of Texas
Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1836, 1837-39; died in
Killed when he accidentally
himself while dismounting from his horse, near Hempstead, Waller
County, Tex., March
14, 1839 (age about 36
Interment at Restwood
Memorial Park, Clute, Tex.
Burwell Bassett (1764-1841) —
Born in New Kent
County, Va., March
Democrat. Member of Virginia
state house of delegates, 1787-89, 1819-21; member of Virginia
state senate, 1794-1805; U.S.
Representative from Virginia, 1805-13, 1815-19, 1821-29 (at-large
1805-07, 12th District 1807-09, 22nd District 1809-11, 12th District
1811-13, 13th District 1815-19, 8th District 1821-29).
Died, after a fall from
his horse, in New Kent
County, Va., February
26, 1841 (age 76 years, 345
Interment at Eltham
Plantation, New Kent County, Va.
James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857) —
also known as James G. Birney —
of Danville, Boyle
County, Ky.; Huntsville, Madison
County, Ala.; Cincinnati, Hamilton
County, Ohio; New York, New York
County, N.Y.; Lower Saginaw, Saginaw County (now Bay City, Bay
Born in Danville, Boyle
County, Ky., February
studied law in the office of Alexander
J. Dallas in Philadelphia; member of Kentucky
state house of representatives, 1816-18; member of Alabama
state house of representatives, 1819-20; solicitor general of
Alabama, 1823-26; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1828;
of Huntsville, Ala., 1829; abolitionist; Liberty candidate for President
of the United States, 1840, 1844; candidate for Governor of
Michigan, 1843, 1845.
While traveling in 1845, the horse he was riding bucked; he fell and
was injured; his condition worsened over time, leading to tremors and
paralysis, and he died as a result, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex
County, N.J., November
25, 1857 (age 65 years, 294
Interment at Williamsburgh
Cemetery, Groveland, N.Y.
Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) —
also known as Heber C. Kimball —
of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake
Born in Sheldon, Franklin
County, Vt., June 14,
One of the original Twelve Apostles in the early Mormon Church; member
Utah territorial council, 1851-58.
Injured in a carriage accident, and died soon after, in Salt
Lake City, Salt Lake
County, Utah, June 22,
1868 (age 67 years, 8
Interment at Kimball-Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Peter Cagger (c.1815-1868) —
of Albany, Albany
Born in Albany, Albany
County, N.Y., about 1815.
delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860.
Killed when he was accidentally thrown from his horsedrawn
carriage, in Central Park, New York, New York
County, N.Y., July 7,
1868 (age about 53
Henry F. Belitz (1817-1878) —
also known as "Father of Kiel" —
Born in Schwedt, Germany,
Took part in the 1848 German uprising and led a 10,000 member
resistance group called the Volksverein; founded the city of Kiel,
Wisconsin in 1854.; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War;
Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1864.
from his horsedrawn buggy, was run over, and died as a result,
31, 1878 (age 61 years, 43
Interment at Kiel
Cemetery, Kiel, Wis.
George A. Mitchell (d. 1878) —
of Cadillac, Wexford
of Cadillac, Mich., 1877-78.
from his buggy, and struck his head on a stump; died three
days later, in Cadillac, Wexford
County, Mich., August
William Alexander Steel (1836-1879) —
also known as W. A. Steel —
of Joliet, Will
Born in Blairsville, Indiana
County, Pa., October
Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; stone quarry
proprietor; mayor of
Joliet, Ill., 1869-71, 1872-73, 1875-76.
Died, reportedly as the result of a horsedrawn sleigh
accident, in Joliet, Will
County, Ill., March
28, 1879 (age 42 years, 168
Interment at Oakwood
Cemetery, Joliet, Ill.
Theodore Chardavoyne Vermilye (1824-1879) —
also known as Theodore C. Vermilye —
of Staten Island, Richmond
Born in New York, December
member of New York
state assembly from Richmond County, 1860.
Killed, when he was thrown
from a horsedrawn carriage, which had collided with another
vehicle, in Staten Island, Richmond
County, N.Y., November
13, 1879 (age 54 years, 330
Marcus Henderson Cruikshank (1826-1881) —
also known as Marcus H. Cruikshank —
of Talladega, Talladega
Born in Autauga
County, Ala., December
of Talladega, Ala., 1850; Representative
from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 4th District, 1864-65.
While riding, he was thrown
from his horse and killed, October
10, 1881 (age 54 years, 302
Interment at Clark
Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Ala.
William Gilpin (1813-1894) —
Born in New Castle
County, Del., October
major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor
of Colorado Territory, 1861-62; candidate for Delegate
to U.S. Congress from Colorado Territory, 1862.
Run over by a horse and buggy, and later died as a result, in
20, 1894 (age 80 years, 108
Interment at Mt.
Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
William Harmon Peace Jenkins (1830-1908) —
also known as William H. P. Jenkins —
Born in Granville
County, N.C., May 3,
Member of North
Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1860-61,
1865-67; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member
Carolina state senate 21st District, 1881-82, 1887-88; member of
Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County,
from his horse, caught his foot in the stirrup and dragged on
the ground, and died soon after, in Granville
County, N.C., January
24, 1908 (age 77 years, 266
private or family graveyard, Granville County, N.C.
Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard (1844-1923) —
also known as Ezekiel G. Stoddard —
of New Haven, New Haven
Born in Seymour, New Haven
County, Conn., November
member of Connecticut
state house of representatives from New Haven, 1886.
While horseback riding at Bell Ranch, he fell or was
thrown from the horse, fractured his ankle, probably suffered
trouble, and died six hours later without regaining
consciousness, in Tucumcari, Quay
County, N.M., September
18, 1923 (age 78 years, 308
Interment at Evergreen
Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
of Thomas Stoddard (1813-1887) and Esther Ann (Gilbert) Stoddard
(1820-1896); married, January
10, 1871, to Mary DeForest Burlock; father of Louis
Ezekiel Stoddard; seventh great-grandson of Thomas
Welles; second cousin twice removed of Charles
Robert Sherman (1788-1829); second cousin four times removed of
Edwards and Aaron
Burr; third cousin once removed of Charles
Taylor Sherman, William
Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson
Parker Sherman, John
Sherman and Blanche
M. Woodward; third cousin thrice removed of John
Woodruff and Henry
| || || Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams
family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman
family of Connecticut; Appleton
family of Massachusetts; Wolcott-Wadsworth
family of Connecticut and Maryland; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth
family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||See also Find-A-Grave
John Clarence Cudahy (1887-1943) —
also known as John Cudahy —
of Granville, Milwaukee
Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee
County, Wis., December
Democrat. Candidate for Lieutenant
Governor of Wisconsin, 1916; served in the U.S. Army during World
War I; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1933-37; Belgium, 1940; U.S. Minister to Ireland, 1937-40; Luxembourg, 1940.
Died of a broken neck after being thrown
from his horse, while riding on his estate near Milwaukee, Milwaukee
County, Wis., September
6, 1943 (age 55 years, 270
Howard Malcolm Baldrige (1922-1987) —
also known as Malcolm Baldrige; Mac
of Woodbury, Litchfield
Born in Omaha, Douglas
County, Neb., October
Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; business
executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from
to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District,
Secretary of Commerce, 1981-87; died in office 1987.
Awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1988.
Died after falling
off a horse while practicing rodeo, July 25,
1987 (age 64 years, 294
Interment at New
North Cemetery, Woodbury, Conn.
Mary Hansen Mead (1935-1996) —
of near Jackson, Teton
Born in Teton
County, Wyo., June 21,
Republican. Candidate for Governor of
by a horse while herding cattle, and died as a result, in Teton
County, Wyo., June 21,
1996 (age 61 years, 0
ashes interred at St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson, Wyo.