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Politicians Killed in the War of 1812

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Joseph Hamilton Daviess (1774-1811) — also known as Joe Daviess — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Bedford County, Va., March 4, 1774. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1800-06; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Around 1801, he served as a second to John Rowan in his duel with James Chambers; after Chambers was killed, he fled to avoid prosecution as accomplice to murder, and became a fugitive, but when Rowan was arrested, he returned to act as Rowan's legal counsel. Shot and killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe, in what is now Tippecanoe County, Ind., November 7, 1811 (age 37 years, 248 days). Interment at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Battle Ground, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of John Marshall.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Daviess counties in Ind., Ky. and Mo., and Jo Daviess County, Ill., are named for him.
  John Simpson (d. 1813) — of Shelby County, Ky. Born in Virginia. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1806-11; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Killed in the Battle of River Raisin, in Frenchtown (now Monroe), Monroe County, Mich., January 22, 1813. Original interment somewhere in Monroe, Mich.; reinterment in 1834 at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Simpson County, Ky. is named for him.
  The city of Simpsonville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  Leonard Covington (1768-1813) — of Maryland. Born in Aquasco, Prince George's County, Md., October 30, 1768. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1805-07; member of Maryland state senate, 1807-09; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Slaveowner. Mortally wounded in the Battle of Chrysler's Field, and died in Frenchs Mills (now Fort Covington), Franklin County, N.Y., November 14, 1813 (age 45 years, 15 days). Original interment somewhere in Fort Covington, N.Y.; reinterment in 1820 at Mt. Covington, Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; cenotaph at Military Post Cemetery, Sackets Harbor, N.Y.
  Covington counties in Ala. and Miss. are named for him.
  The city of Covington, Kentucky, is named for him.  — The city of Covington, Georgia, is named for him.  — The town of Covington, New York, is named for him.  — Fort Covington (early 19th century blockhouse) and the town of Fort Covington, New York, were named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benjamin Pond (1768-1814) — of Essex County, N.Y. Born in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., 1768. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Essex County, 1807-10; U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1811-13; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Suffered exposure and disease at the seige of Plattsburg, and died as a result, in Schroom, Essex County, N.Y., October 6, 1814 (age about 46 years). Original interment at Pine Ridge Cemetery, North Hudson, N.Y.; reinterment in 1923 at Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Grandfather of George H. Pond.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Gholson Jr. (d. 1816) — of Brunswick, Brunswick County, Va. Born in Brunswick, Brunswick County, Va. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1806-09; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1808, 1809-16 (17th District 1808, 1809-15, 18th District 1815-16); died in office 1816; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Slaveowner. Died from war wounds, in Brunswick County, Va., July 4, 1816. Interment at Gholson Family Cemetery, Brunswick, Va.
  Relatives: Uncle and father-in-law of Thomas Saunders Gholson; uncle of James Herbert Gholson; second cousin of Richard Dickerson Gholson.
  Political family: Gholson family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Allen Trimble (1786-1821) — of Ohio. Born in Woodford County, Ky., April 4, 1786. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1819-21; died in office 1821. Died, from his war wounds, in Washington, D.C., December 13, 1821 (age 35 years, 253 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Brother of Allen Trimble.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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