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Politicians Who Died of Typhus

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  John Parke Custis (1754-1781) — also known as Jacky Custis — of Fairfax County, Va. Born in New Kent County, Va., November 27, 1754. Planter; member of Virginia state house of delegates from Fairfax County, 1778-81. Died, probably from typhus or dysentery, in New Kent County, Va., November 5, 1781 (age 26 years, 343 days). Interment at Mt. Vernon, Fairfax County, Va.
  Relatives: Step-son of George Washington; son of Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Dandridge Custis; married, February 3, 1774, to Eleanor Calvert; first cousin of Burwell Bassett; second cousin four times removed of Edith Wilson; fourth cousin once removed of William Henry Bagwell Custis.
  Political family: Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Thomas Lloyd Posey (1750-1818) — also known as Thomas Posey — Born in Fairfax County, Va., July 9, 1750. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Kentucky state senate, 1805-06; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1806-08; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1812-13; Governor of Indiana Territory, 1813-16; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1816. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died of typhus fever in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Ill., March 19, 1818 (age 67 years, 253 days). Interment at Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Matthews and Mary Alexander Thornton; second great-grandfather of James Rumsey Beverley.
  Posey County, Ind. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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