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Chauncey Forward Chauncey Forward (1793-1839) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Granby, Hartford County, Conn., February 4, 1793. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1820-22; member of Pennsylvania state senate 22nd District, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1826-31; Somerset County Prothonotary and Recorder, 1831. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died, from typhoid fever, in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., October 19, 1839 (age 46 years, 257 days). Interment at Aukeny Square Cemetery, Somerset, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Forward (1752-1821) and Susannah (Holcombe) Forward (1753-1832); brother of Oliver Owen Forward and Walter Forward; married to Rebecca Blair (1796-1836); father of Mary Forward (who married Jeremiah Sullivan Black); grandfather of Chauncey Forward Black; first cousin thrice removed of Joseph Wells Holcomb, Bankson Taylor Holcomb and Thomas Holcomb, Jr.; first cousin four times removed of Edmond Alfred Holcomb; second cousin twice removed of Marcus Hensey Holcomb and Burton Everett Hoskins; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Ellsworth, John Allen, Charles Ogden Tappan, Martin Harris Holcomb and Orlo Erland Wadhams; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Chapin and Lyle Donald Holcomb; fourth cousin of Hezekiah Case, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Abiel Case, Edmund Holcomb, Jairus Case, Anson Levi Holcomb and William Gleason, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Luther Walter Badger, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Abijah Blodget, John William Allen, Oliver Dwight Filley, Farrand Fassett Merrill, Noah Webster Holcomb and Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) — also known as "Tippecanoe"; "Old Tip"; "Farmer of North Bend"; "General Mum"; "Cincinnatus of the West" — of Vincennes, Knox County, Ind.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Berkeley, Charles City County, Va., February 9, 1773. Whig. Secretary of Northwest Territory, 1798-99; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Northwest Territory, 1799-1800; Governor of Indiana Territory, 1801-12; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1816-19; member of Ohio state senate, 1819-21; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1820, 1824; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1820; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1825-28; U.S. Minister to Gran Colombia, 1828-29; President of the United States, 1841; defeated, 1836; died in office 1841. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died of pneumonia or typhoid, at the White House, Washington, D.C., April 4, 1841 (age 68 years, 54 days). Interment at Harrison Tomb, North Bend, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) and Elizabeth (Bassett) Harrison; brother of Carter Bassett Harrison; married, November 22, 1795, to Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864; daughter of John Cleves Symmes); father of John Scott Harrison; grandfather of Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); great-grandfather of Russell Benjamin Harrison; second great-grandfather of William Henry Harrison; first cousin of Beverley Randolph and Burwell Bassett; first cousin once removed of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin twice removed of Carter Henry Harrison; first cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; second cousin once removed of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); second cousin twice removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Peter Myndert Dox and Edmund Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of Connally Findlay Trigg, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Harry Bartow Hawes and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); second cousin four times removed of Francis Beverley Biddle and Harry Flood Byrd; second cousin five times removed of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Robert Monroe Harrison.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Harrison counties in Ind., Iowa, Miss. and Ohio are named for him.
  The city of Harrison, New Jersey, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: William H. Harrison TaylorW. H. H. EbaWilliam H. H. ClaytonWilliam H. H. AllenWilliam H. H. BeadleWilliam H. H. VarneyWilliam H. H. CowlesWilliam H. H. StowellWilliam H. H. MillerWilliam H. H. CookWilliam H. H. FlickWilliam H. HeardWilliam H. H. LlewellynWilliam H. Harrison
  Campaign slogan (1840): "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Henry Harrison: Freeman Cleaves, Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time — Norma Lois Peterson, Presidencies of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler — David Lillard, William Henry Harrison (for young readers)
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Thomas P. Burnett (1800-1845) — of Mt. Hope Township, Grant County, Wis. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., September 3, 1800. Lawyer; walked with a limp due to a leg injury during a fire; present for the surrender of Black Hawk (Indian chief), August 2, 1832; member Wisconsin territorial council, 1836. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of typhoid, in Mt. Hope Township, Grant County, Wis., November 7, 1845 (age 45 years, 65 days). Interment at Hermitage Cemetery, Mt. Hope Township, Grant County, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Burnett and Judith Burnett; married, December 29, 1836, to Lucia Maria Brunson.
  Burnett County, Wis. is named for him.
  Bradley Polydore Hudson (1826-1853) — also known as Bradley P. Hudson — of Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., April 28, 1826. Whig. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1853. Died probably of typhoid, April 22, 1853 (age 26 years, 359 days). Interment at Dubois Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.
  Relatives: Brother of Aaron C. Hudson (1817?-?) and Hiram B. Hudson.
  Political family: Hudson family of Battle Creek, Michigan.
  Thomas Oliver Larkin (1802-1858) — also known as Thomas O. Larkin — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., September 18, 1802. Merchant; flour mill business; U.S. Consul in Monterey, 1843-48; U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to California, 1845; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849. Died, from typhoid fever, in Colusa, Colusa County, Calif., October 27, 1858 (age 56 years, 39 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas O. Larkin and Ann (Rogers) Larkin; married to Rachel (Hobson) Holmes.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
Stephen A. Douglas Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) — also known as Stephen A. Douglas; "The Little Giant" — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Brandon, Rutland County, Vt., April 23, 1813. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-39; secretary of state of Illinois, 1840-41; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1841-43; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1843-47; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1847-61; died in office 1861; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1852, 1856; candidate for President of the United States, 1860. Died, of typhoid fever, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 3, 1861 (age 48 years, 41 days). Interment at Douglas Monument Park, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Robert Martin Douglas; grandfather of Robert Dick Douglas (1875-?).
  Political family: Douglas-Dick family of Greensboro, North Carolina.
  Douglas counties in Colo., Ga., Ill., Kan., Minn., Mo., Neb., Nev., Ore., S.Dak., Wash. and Wis. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Stephen A. Douglas: Robert W. Johannsen, Stephen A. Douglas — James L. Huston, Stephen A. Douglas and the Dilemmas of Democratic Equality — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Fergus M. Bordewich, America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Joseph Trumbull (1782-1861) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., December 7, 1782. Lawyer; banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1832; U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1834-35, 1839-43 (at-large 1834-35, 1st District 1839-43); Governor of Connecticut, 1849-50. Died, from typhoid fever, in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 4, 1861 (age 78 years, 240 days). Interment at Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of David Trumbull and Sarah (Backus) Trumbull (1760-1846); brother of Jonathan G. W. Trumbull; married 1818 to Harriet Champion (1789-1823; daughter of Henry Champion); married, December 1, 1824, to Eliza Storrs (1784-1861; sister of Henry Randolph Storrs and William Lucius Storrs); nephew of Joseph Trumbull and Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.; grandson of Jonathan Trumbull; third cousin of Benjamin Trumbull; third cousin once removed of Lyman Trumbull; third cousin twice removed of Carl Trumbull Hayden; fourth cousin once removed of Ethan Colby (1810-1895).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Isaac R. Srope (c.1802-1862) — of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, N.J.; Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J. Born about 1802. Democrat. Blacksmith; deputy sheriff; farmer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hunterdon County, 1841-42, 1846-47; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1850. Died, of typhoid fever, Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J., April 14, 1862 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Srope; married, December 25, 1825, to Sarah Roelafson.
  Hugh Mortimer Nelson (1811-1862) — of Clarke County, Va. Born in Hanover County, Va., October 20, 1811. Lawyer; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died, of typhoid, in Albemarle County, Va., August 6, 1862 (age 50 years, 290 days). Interment at Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Maria Adelaide Holker.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Moses Wisner Moses Wisner (1815-1863) — of Michigan. Born June 3, 1815. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1854; Governor of Michigan, 1859-61. Died of typhoid fever, January 5, 1863 (age 47 years, 216 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, Mich.
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Benjamin Cutler Clark (1800-1863) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 29, 1800. Republican. Merchant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1856; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1860; Consul for Haiti in Boston, Mass., 1860-63. Died, from typhoid fever, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 14, 1863 (age 63 years, 46 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Clark (1763-1822) and Sarah (Davis) Clark (1767-1832); married 1824 to Mary Preston (1798-1867); father of Benjamin Cutler Clark, Jr. (1833-1909); grandfather of Benjamin Preston Clark.
  Political family: Clark family of Boston, Massachusetts.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett (1821-1864) — of Virginia. Born in Essex County, Va., July 25, 1821. Democrat. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1853-57; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1856-61; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; died in office 1864. Contracted typhoid fever while attending the Confederate Congress, in the Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, Va., and died at his home in Essex County, Va., February 14, 1864 (age 42 years, 204 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Essex County, Va.
  Relatives: Nephew of Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809-1887); grandson of James Mercer Garnett.
  Political family: Garnett family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (1810-1864) — of New York. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 14, 1810. U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1841-43; mining business; railroad promoter; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died, from typhoid fever, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 24, 1864 (age 53 years, 315 days). Interment at Grace Church Cemetery, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Van Rensselaer and Cornelia (Paterson) Van Rensselaer (1780-1844); married, August 22, 1833, to Elizabeth Ray King (1815-1900; daughter of John Alsop King); nephew of Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer and Rensselaer Westerlo; uncle of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer; grandson of William Paterson; great-grandson of Philip Livingston; great-grandnephew of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston and William Livingston; great-granduncle of John Eliot Thayer, Jr.; second great-grandson of Dirck Ten Broeck; second great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775) and Gilbert Livingston; third great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Robert Livingston the Elder and Pieter Van Brugh; third great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724), Jacobus Van Cortlandt, Johannes Cuyler and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fourth great-grandson of Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck; first cousin of Philip Schuyler; first cousin once removed of Edward Philip Livingston; first cousin twice removed of Philip P. Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, James Livingston and Henry Brockholst Livingston; first cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Philip John Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; first cousin four times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger, Cornelis Cuyler, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746) and John Cruger, Jr.; first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin of Edward Livingston (1796-1840); second cousin once removed of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), Peter Samuel Schuyler, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843), William Jay and Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873); second cousin twice removed of Volkert Petrus Douw, Nicholas Bayard, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Killian Killian Van Rensselaer, Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and Robert Reginald Livingston; second cousin thrice removed of James Jay, Henry Cruger, John Jay and Frederick Jay; third cousin of Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Gerrit Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Jay II; third cousin once removed of Leonard Gansevoort (1751-1810), Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, James Alexander Hamilton, Peter Gansevoort, Hamilton Fish, Nicholas Fish, Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936), John Kean, Hamilton Fish Kean and Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?); third cousin twice removed of Herbert Livingston Satterlee, Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933), Bronson Murray Cutting, Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991), Robert Winthrop Kean and Brockholst Livingston; third cousin thrice removed of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996) and Thomas Howard Kean; fourth cousin of Gilbert Livingston Thompson, James Adams Ekin and John Jacob Astor III; fourth cousin once removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Maturin Livingston, George Washington Schuyler, Philip N. Schuyler, William Waldorf Astor, Robert Ray Hamilton, John Sluyter Wirt, Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer and Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Fowler (1818-1865) — of Sussex County, N.J. Born in Ogdensburg, Sussex County, N.J., March 25, 1818. Lawyer; mine operator; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1865; died in office 1865. Died, from typhoid fever, in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., January 13, 1865 (age 46 years, 294 days). Interment at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hamburg, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Fowler (1779-1844); father of Samuel Fowler (1851-1919).
  Political family: Fowler family of Hamburg, New Jersey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Williamson Simpson Oldham (1813-1868) — Born in Franklin County, Tenn., July 19, 1813. Member of Arkansas state legislature, 1838; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1842; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1846; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 1853; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1859; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died of typhoid fever in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 8, 1868 (age 54 years, 294 days). Original interment at Episcopal Cemetery, Houston, Tex.; reinterment in 1938 at Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Tex.
  Oldham County, Tex. is named for him.
  Thomas Henry Seymour (1807-1868) — also known as Thomas H. Seymour; Thomas Hart Seymour — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., September 29, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; probate judge in Connecticut, 1836-38; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1843-45; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor of Connecticut, 1850-53; defeated, 1863; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1853-58; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1864. Died of typhoid fever, in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., September 3, 1868 (age 60 years, 340 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Seymour (1754-1846) and Jane (Ellery) Seymour (1766-1851); married, September 17, 1827, to Henrietta Maria Stanley (1807-1879); grandson of Thomas Seymour; second cousin twice removed of Moses Seymour; third cousin of David Lowrey Seymour; third cousin once removed of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857), Henry Seymour (1780-1837) and Caleb Seymour Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Joshua Coit; fourth cousin of Origen Storrs Seymour, Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), Hezekiah Cook Seymour, George Seymour, McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Silas Seymour, Edward Woodruff Seymour, Augustus Sherrill Seymour, Joseph Battell, Morris Woodruff Seymour, Horatio Seymour, Jr. and Norman Alexander Seymour.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Seymour, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Adoniram Swift (1823-1869) — also known as Henry A. Swift — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Born in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, March 23, 1823. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1857; member of Minnesota state senate 19th District, 1862-65; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1863; Governor of Minnesota, 1863-64. Died, of typhoid fever, in St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn., February 25, 1869 (age 45 years, 339 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Elizabeth Swift (1855-1926; who married Gideon Sprague Ives (1846-1927)).
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Madison Turner (1820-1869) — also known as James Turner — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., April 1, 1820. Republican. Merchant; railroad builder; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1867. Methodist. Died, from typhoid fever, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 10, 1869 (age 49 years, 192 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of Francis Stiles Turner (1776-1836) and Deborah (Morten) Turner (1782-1851); married, October 1, 1843, to Marian Munroe (1818-1912); father of James Munroe Turner and Abigail Rogers 'Abby' Turner (1864-1947; who married Franklin Luke Dodge (1853-1929)); grandfather of James Turner; second cousin once removed of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); third cousin of Marcus Morton (1819-1891); third cousin once removed of George Watson French; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Allcock Sprague.
  Political family: Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ebenezer Dumont (1814-1871) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., November 23, 1814. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1838-39, 1850-51; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1850-51; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1852; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1863-67. Methodist. Appointed territorial governor of Idaho, but died before taking office, of typhoid fever, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 16, 1871 (age 56 years, 144 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Dumont (1787-1871).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas William Ward (1807-1872) — also known as "Peg Leg" — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Ireland, 1807. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; mayor of Austin, Tex., 1840-41, 1853, 1865; Texas Republic Land Office Commissioner, 1840-46. Lost a leg in the storming of Bexar, 1835; lost his right arm while firing a cannon to celebrate Texas independence, 1841. Died of typhoid fever, in Austin, Travis County, Tex., November 25, 1872 (age about 65 years). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Ward County, Tex. is named for him.
  Philip Tomppert (1808-1873) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Wurttemberg, Germany, June 21, 1808. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1850; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1865, 1867-69. Member, Freemasons. Died, from typhoid fever, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 29, 1873 (age 65 years, 130 days). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Hiram C. Martin (1833-1876) — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, August 10, 1833. Real estate agent; mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1869-70. Died of typhoid pneumonia, February 21, 1876 (age 42 years, 195 days). Burial location unknown.
  Foster Blodgett, Jr. (1826-1877) — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., January 15, 1826. Republican. Bridgekeeper; mayor of Augusta, Ga., 1859-61, 1867-68; defeated, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Augusta, Ga., 1865-69; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1867; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1868. Died, from typhoid fever, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 12, 1877 (age 51 years, 301 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Foster Blodgett and Susan Eliza (Perdue) Blodgett; married, May 5, 1846, to Louisa Maria Foster (1828-1859; daughter of John Foster; sister of Henry Clay Foster); married to Emma Pool (1843-1882); father of Edwin Ford Blodgett and Jessie Eloise Blodgett (1860-1892; who married Ephraim Tweedy); first cousin of Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905) and Asiel Z. Blodgett; first cousin once removed of Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959); second cousin once removed of Dwight Oscar Whedon (1873-?); fourth cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett; fourth cousin once removed of Abijah Blodget.
  Political families: Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis Beach (1835-1886) — of Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 30, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; treasurer of New York Democratic Party, 1877-79; U.S. Representative from New York, 1881-86 (14th District 1881-85, 15th District 1885-86); died in office 1886. Died, from typhoid fever and Bright's disease, in Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y., August 10, 1886 (age 51 years, 133 days). Entombed at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joshua Taylor Heald (1821-1887) — also known as Joshua T. Heald — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., May 26, 1821. Republican. Bookbinder; real estate developer; bank director; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1868; President of the Wilmington City Railway Company, which built the city's first trolley line; later, he was president of the Wilmington and Western Railroad; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware, 1870. Died, from typhoid fever, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 23, 1887 (age 66 years, 58 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Heald and Hannah (Mendenhall) Heald; married 1844 to Hannah Pusey; third cousin of Harmon Gregg Heald (1824-1858).
  Heald Street, in Wilmington, Delaware, is named for him.
  Isaac Bell, Jr. (1846-1889) — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 6, 1846. Democrat. Cotton broker; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1885-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1888. Died, from complications of typhoid fever, and pyaemia, in St. Luke's Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., January 20, 1889 (age 42 years, 75 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Bell; married 1878 to Jeanette Gordon Bennett (daughter of James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872; founder, New York Herald)).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Grattan H. Brundage (1834-1891) — of Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., 1834. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1891; died in office 1891. Died, from pneumonia, typhoid fever, and heart failure, in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 29, 1891 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
Robah B. Kerner Robah B. Kerner (c.1859-1893) — of Winston (now part of Winston-Salem), Forsyth County, N.C. Born about 1859. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Winston, N.C., 1892-93. Died, from typhoid fever, 1893 (age about 34 years). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Winston-Salem
  Nicholas Ford (1833-1897) — of Rochester, Andrew County, Mo.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kan. Born in Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, June 21, 1833. Mining business; merchant; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Andrew County, 1875-76; U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1879-83; defeated (Republican), 1890; Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1884. Died, from typhoid fever, in Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kan., June 18, 1897 (age 63 years, 362 days). Interment at Catholic Cemetery, Aurora, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur R. Rood (1858-1900) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., 1858. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; candidate for mayor of Grand Rapids, Mich., 1898; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899. Died, of typhoid fever, in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., April 4, 1900 (age about 41 years). Burial location unknown.
  Moses McIlvain Sayre (1849-1901) — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Spring Hills, Champaign County, Ohio, November 21, 1849. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1882. Died, of typhoid fever, in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, September 21, 1901 (age 51 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Sayre and Jane Crocket (McIlvain) Sayre; married, February 23, 1881, to Ella Morris.
  William Coleman Anderson (1853-1902) — also known as William C. Anderson — of Newport, Cocke County, Tenn. Born in Tusculum, Greene County, Tenn., July 10, 1853. Republican. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1881-83; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896. Died, from typhoid fever, in Newport, Cocke County, Tenn., September 8, 1902 (age 49 years, 60 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Newport, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sheffield Phelps (1864-1902) — of Teaneck, Bergen County, N.J. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 24, 1864. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1900. Died, of typhoid fever, in Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., December 9, 1902 (age 38 years, 138 days). Entombed at Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Ellen (Sheffield) Phelps (1838-1920) and William Walter Phelps; married, June 1, 1892, to Claudia Wright Lea (1872-1955; daughter of Preston Lea); uncle of Phelps Phelps; grandnephew of Norman A. Phelps; second great-grandnephew of Noah Phelps; seventh great-grandson of Thomas Welles; first cousin of Harold Sheffield Van Buren and Mabel Thorp Boardman; first cousin thrice removed of Elisha Phelps; second cousin once removed of Hiram Bidwell Case; second cousin twice removed of John Smith Phelps (1814-1886); third cousin twice removed of Amos Pettibone, Jesse Hoyt and George Smith Catlin; third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Pettibone, Gaylord Griswold, Hezekiah Case and Rufus Pettibone; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Jenkins Hayden and Asahel Pierson Case.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Weed Quatermass (1859-1903) — also known as W. W. Quatermass — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., August, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1901. Died, from typhoid fever, in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., March 2, 1903 (age 43 years, 0 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Julia S. (Brooks) Quatermass (1816-1907) and Simon Quatermass (1823-1888); married, October 30, 1901, to Mary Morris.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jackson R. Decker (c.1862-1905) — of Sparta, Sussex County, N.J. Born in Sparta, Sussex County, N.J., about 1862. Merchant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1905; died in office 1905. Died, from typhoid pneumonia, in Sparta, Sussex County, N.J., January 8, 1905 (age about 43 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Roach (c.1857-1909) — of Joplin, Jasper County, Mo. Born about 1857. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jasper County 3rd District, 1905-09; died in office 1909. Member, Freemasons. Died, from typhoid fever and pneumonia, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., May 16, 1909 (age about 52 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas J. Surpless (c.1875-1911) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1906-09. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from the effects of malaria and typhoid fever, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 23, 1911 (age about 36 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Surpless (died 1909; hardware merchant).
  Henry Benjamin Coman (1858-1912) — also known as Henry B. Coman — of Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y.; Oneida, Madison County, N.Y. Born in Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y., December 8, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; bank director; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904; Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1907-12; died in office 1912. Member, Elks. Died, from typhoid fever, in Oneida, Madison County, N.Y., January 10, 1912 (age 53 years, 33 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Coman and Harriet E. (White) Coman; married, September 25, 1888, to Lucy Sanford Dana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles August Sauer (1866-1915) — also known as Charles A. Sauer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stratford, Ontario, December 18, 1866. Republican. Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915; died in office 1915. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, of typhoid fever, in St. Joseph's Sanitarium, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1915 (age 48 years, 353 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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