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Politicians Who Died of Yellow Fever

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Samuel Powel (1738-1793) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 28, 1738. Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1775-76, 1789-90; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790-93. Member, American Philosophical Society. Died, from yellow fever, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 29, 1793 (age 54 years, 336 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Powel (1704-1759) and Mary (Morris) Powel (1713-1759); married, August 7, 1769, to Elizabeth Willing (daughter of Charles Willing; sister of Thomas Willing (1731-1821)); grandson of Anthony Morris (1682?-1763); great-grandson of Anthony Morris (1654-1721).
  Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Morris-Willing family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Onderdonk (1756-1797) — of New York. Born May 6, 1756. Member of New York state senate Southern District, 1796-97; member of New York council of appointment, 1797; died in office 1797. Died of yellow fever, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 23, 1797 (age 41 years, 140 days). Interment at Monfort Family Cemetery, Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hendrick Onderdonk (1724-1809) and Phebe (Tredwell) Onderdonk (1730-1801); married to Mary Magdalene Moore (1762-1836).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hilary Baker (1746-1798) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born February 21, 1746. Hardware merchant; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1787; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1796-98; died in office 1798. Died, from yellow fever, September 25, 1798 (age 52 years, 216 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Anna Maria Kreider (1761-1808).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Langworthy (1738-1802) — of Georgia; Baltimore, Md. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., 1738. Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1777-79; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777. Died, of yellow fever, in Baltimore, Md., November 2, 1802 (age about 64 years). Original interment at Old Episcopal Churchyard (which no longer exists), Baltimore, Md.; reinterment to unknown location.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Hunt (1765-1807) — of New Hampshire. Born in Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H., July 8, 1765. Lawyer; farmer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1802-03; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1802-05. Died, from yellow fever, in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, July 7, 1807 (age 41 years, 364 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Clough Anderson, Jr. (1788-1826) — also known as Richard C. Anderson, Jr. — of Kentucky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 4, 1788. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1814-15, 1821-22; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1822; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1817-21; U.S. Minister to Gran Colombia, 1823-26, died in office 1826. Died, of yellow fever, near Cartagena, Colombia, July 24, 1826 (age 37 years, 354 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Jefferson County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Anderson and Elizabeth (Clark) Anderson.
  Anderson County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Shannon (c.1791-1832) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Claysville, Washington County, Pa., about 1791. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America, 1832, died in office 1832. Irish ancestry. Died, of yellow fever, 1832 (age about 41 years). Interment somewhere in Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon and Wilson Shannon; married to Susanna Hart Shelby (1791-1868; daughter of Isaac Shelby (1750-1826)); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker.
  Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Clark (1766-1832) — also known as "Keeper of the Live Oaks" — of Georgia. Born February 28, 1766. Governor of Georgia, 1819-23. Died of yellow fever, in St. Andrews, Washington County (now part of Panama City, Bay County), Fla., October 2, 1832 (age 66 years, 217 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Bay County, Fla.; reinterment in 1922 at Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Ga.
  Relatives: Uncle of Edward Clark (1815-1880).
  Donald McIntosh (1797-1837) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Inverness, Scotland, 1797. Physician; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1832-34. Died in a yellow fever epidemic, 1837 (age about 40 years). Burial location unknown.
  Jack Ferrell Ross (1791-1837) — Born October 29, 1791. Secretary of state of Alabama, 1818. Died, of yellow fever, Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., October 12, 1837 (age 45 years, 348 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Ross and Temperance (Ferrell) Ross; married to Anne Amelia Fisher and Mary (Bolling) Tabb.
  Henry Hitchcock (1792-1839) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., September 11, 1792. Lawyer; secretary of Alabama Territory, 1818-19; Alabama state attorney general, 1819; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1825-30. Presbyterian. Died, in a yellow fever epidemic, in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., August 11, 1839 (age 46 years, 334 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hitchcock (1755-1813) and Lucy Caroline (Allen) Hitchcock (1768-1842); married, October 11, 1821, to Anne 'Annie' Erwin (1803-1854); grandson of Ethan Allen.
  Political family: Allen-Hitchcock family of Burlington, Vermont.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Raymond Reid (1789-1841) — also known as Robert R. Reid — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga.; St. Johns County, Fla. Born in Beaufort County, S.C., September 8, 1789. Democrat. State court judge in Georgia, 1816-19, 1827-32; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1819-23; circuit judge in Georgia, 1823-25; justice of Florida territorial supreme court, 1832-39; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from St. Johns County, 1838-39; Governor of Florida Territory, 1839-41. Unitarian. Died of yellow fever. at Blackwood Plantation (now called Harwood Plantation), Leon County, Fla., July 1, 1841 (age 51 years, 296 days). Interment at Harwood Plantation Cemetery, Leon County, Fla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lackland McIntosh Stone (1801-1842) — also known as Lackland M. Stone; Lachlan McIntosh Stone — of St. Joseph, Calhoun County (now Port St. Joe, Gulf County), Fla. Born in Georgia, September 11, 1801. Lawyer; member Florida territorial council, 1828-31. Died, of yellow fever, in St. Joseph, Calhoun County (now Port St. Joe, Gulf County), Fla., April 11, 1842 (age 40 years, 212 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dessex Stone and Ann (Maxwell) Stone; married, July 24, 1819, to Hannah Dilahunt Loftin; uncle of Lewis Maxwell Stone, James Bennett Stone and Joseph Seaborn Stone (1839-1910); granduncle of Terrell Higdon Stone.
  Political family: Stone family of Florida.
  William Sumpter Murphy (c.1796-1844) — also known as William S. Murphy; "Patrick Henry of the West" — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in South Carolina, about 1796. Whig. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1839; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Texas Republic, 1843-44, died in office 1844. Died, of yellow fever, in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., July 13, 1844 (age about 48 years). Original interment and cenotaph at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.; reinterment somewhere in Chillicothe, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married 1821 to Lucinda Sterret.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Patrick Churchill Jack (1808-1844) — also known as Patrick C. Jack — of Texas. Born in Wilkes County, Ga., 1808. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Liberty, 1832; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Liberty, 1833; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; judge of Texas Republic, 1841-44. Died of yellow fever in Houston, Harris County, Tex., August 4, 1844 (age about 36 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.; reinterment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Brother of William Houston Jack (1806-1844).
  Jack County, Tex. is named partly for him.
  William Houston Jack (1806-1844) — of Alabama; Texas. Born in Wilkes County, Ga., April 12, 1806. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1829; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1839-40; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1842-44; died in office 1844. Died of yellow fever in Brazoria County, Tex., August 20, 1844 (age 38 years, 130 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.; reinterment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Brother of Patrick Churchill Jack (1808-1844).
  Jack County, Tex. is named partly for him.
  Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847) — of Texas. Born in Franklin County, Tenn., July 10, 1813. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-42; Texas Republic Charge d'Affaires to the United States, 1842; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Instrumental in negotiating the treaty to annex the Texas Republic to the United States. Died of yellow fever while campaigning for Governor, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 11, 1847 (age 34 years, 93 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of Khleber Miller Van Zandt (1836-1930).
  Van Zandt County, Tex. is named for him.
  Moseley Baker (1802-1848) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala.; San Felipe, Austin County, Tex.; Galveston County, Tex.; Harris County, Tex. Born in Norfolk, Va., September 20, 1802. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1829; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836, 1838-39; defeated, 1841; candidate for Texas Republic Senate, 1842. Died, of yellow fever, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., November 4, 1848 (age 46 years, 45 days). Original interment somewhere in Houston, Tex.; reinterment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Isaac S. McMicken (d. 1860) — of Texas. Born in Pennsylvania. U.S. Consul in Acapulco, 1858-60, died in office 1860. Died, of yellow fever, in Acapulco (Acapulco de Juárez), Guerrero, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Everard Peck (1821-1867) — also known as H. E. Peck — of Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., July 20, 1821. Republican. College professor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to Haiti, 1865-66; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1866-67, died in office 1867. Abolitionist; involved in rescue of an escaping slave in Wellington, near Oberlin, Ohio, in September 1858; among the 20 men who were arrested and charged with "infringement of the Fugitive Slave Law"; the trial ended when the slave catchers (who had pressed the charges) were indicted for kidnapping. Died, of yellow fever, in Haiti, June 9, 1867 (age 45 years, 324 days). Interment somewhere in Oberlin, Ohio.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Anthony Martin Branch (1823-1867) — of Texas. Born in Buckingham County, Va., July 16, 1823. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1859; member of Texas state senate, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died of yellow fever, in Huntsville, Walker County, Tex., October 3, 1867 (age 44 years, 79 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Tex.
  James Sanders Holman (1804-1867) — also known as James S. Holman — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Harrison County, Ky., February 7, 1804. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1837. Died, from yellow fever, in Bryan, Brazos County, Tex., December 8, 1867 (age 63 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James H. McColley (d. 1869) — of Pennsylvania. U.S. Consul in Callao, 1864-69, died in office 1869. Died, of yellow fever, in Lima, Peru, April 17, 1869. Burial location unknown.
  Alexander M. Arzeno (d. 1878) — of Newport, Monroe County, Mich. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1847; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Michigan state senate 8th District, 1853-54. Died, of yellow fever, in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., November 19, 1878. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Jesse Hale Moore (1817-1883) — also known as Jesse H. Moore — of Illinois. Born near Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill., April 22, 1817. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1869-73; U.S. Consul in Callao, 1881-83, died in office 1883. Died, from yellow fever, in Callao, Peru, July 11, 1883 (age 66 years, 80 days). Original interment somewhere in Peru; reinterment at Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John R. Meade (c.1851-1894) — of New London, New London County, Conn. Born in New York, about 1851. Democrat. Printer; U.S. Consul in Santo Domingo, 1893-94, died in office 1894. Died, from yellow fever, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, January 21, 1894 (age about 43 years). Burial location unknown.
Thomas Nast Thomas Nast (1840-1902) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Morristown, Morris County, N.J. Born in Landau, Germany, September 27, 1840. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; news correspondent and cartoonist for Harper's Weekly and other magazines and newspapers; noted for his creation of such icons as the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey; instrumental in the downfall of New York City political boss William M. Tweed; U.S. Consul General in Guayaquil, 1902, died in office 1902. German ancestry. Died, of yellow fever, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, December 7, 1902 (age 62 years, 71 days). Original interment somewhere in Guayaquil, Ecuador; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Thomas Nast and Appolonia (Abriss) Nast; married, September 26, 1861, to Sarah Edwards (c.1840-1932).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, June 1902
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