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Politicians Killed by Indians

Very incomplete list!

Note: Most of these deaths took place during declared or undeclared wars between settlers and the indigenous population of North America.

in chronological order

  William Christian (c.1743-1786) — Born in Staunton, Va., about 1743. Lawyer; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1773-75; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Manx ancestry. Killed while fighting Indians in what is now Clark County, Ind., April 9, 1786 (age about 43 years). Interment at Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Christian and Elizabeth (Starke) Christian; brother of Anne Christian (who married William Fleming); married to Anne Henry (1738-1790; sister of Patrick Henry (1736-1799)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Christian counties in Ill., Ky. and Mo. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Butler (1743-1791) — of Pennsylvania. Born April 1, 1743. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1788; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790. Killed on an expedition against Indian tribes, November 4, 1791 (age 48 years, 217 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Soldiers Monument, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
  Butler counties in Ohio and Pa. are named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Butler (d. 1818) — of Georgia. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1800. Killed by Indians at Butler Springs, Butler County, Ala., March 20, 1818. Burial location unknown.
  Butler County, Ala. is named for him.
  Wiley Thompson (1781-1835) — of Elberton, Elbert County, Ga. Born in Amelia County, Va., September 23, 1781. Democrat. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1817; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1821-33 (at-large 1821-25, 3rd District 1825-29, at-large 1829-33). Killed by the Seminole Indians at Fort King, Marion County, Fla., December 28, 1835 (age 54 years, 96 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Gentry (1788-1837) — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., August 25, 1788. Democrat. Member of Missouri state senate, 1826-29; postmaster at Columbia, Mo., 1829-37. One of the founders of Smithton, later Columbia, Mo., 1820. Killed while fighting Indians at the battle of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Fla., December 25, 1837 (age 49 years, 122 days). Original interment somewhere in Okeechobee, Fla.; reinterment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Richard William Gentry (1763-1843) and Jane (Harris) Gentry (17630-1821); married, February 13, 1810, to Ann Hawkins; grandfather of North Todd Gentry (1866-1944).
  Political family: Gentry family of Columbia, Missouri.
  Gentry County, Mo. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel T. Allen (d. 1838) — of Texas. Born in New York. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Viesca, 1835; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836-37. Killed by Indians at the three forks of the Trinity, Texas, 1838. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Bent (1799-1847) — of Taos, Taos County, N.M. Born in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 11, 1799. Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1846-47; died in office 1847. Scalped and killed by Pueblo attackers during the Taos Revolt, Taos, Taos County, N.M., January 19, 1847 (age 47 years, 69 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Bent.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Barnett (1793-1848) — also known as G. W. Barnett — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, December 12, 1793. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Washington, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Washington, 1837-43. Presbyterian. Killed by Lipan-Apache Indians while hunting deer near Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex., October 8, 1848 (age 54 years, 301 days). Interment at Old Cemetery, Gonzales, Tex.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  William L. Baker (d. 1863) — of Maryland. U.S. Consul in Guaymas, 1861-63, died in office 1863. Killed by Indians at Guaymas, Sonora, January 6, 1863. Burial location unknown.
  John Calhoun Johnson (d. 1876) — also known as John C. Johnson; "Cockeye Johnson" — of California. Member of California state assembly 18th District, 1855-56. Laid out the Johnson Cutoff (now U.S. Highway 50) from Carson City, Nev. to Placerville, Calif. Killed by Apache Indians while digging a ford across the San Pedro River, Tres Alamos, Cochise County, Ariz., September 13, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: John C. Calhoun
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