Person:John Todd (44)

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m. 7 Jan 1790
  1. John Payne Todd1792 - 1852
  2. William Temple Todd1793 - 1793
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Name John Payne Todd
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Feb 1792 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAMap: Latitude: 39.95234 Longitude: -75.16379 Birth of John Payne Todd Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Death[1] 27 Jan 1852 Washington, District of Columbia, USAMap: Latitude: 38.90011 Longitude: -77.01637 Death of John Payne Todd Washington District of Columbia USA


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John Payne Todd (February 29, 1792 – January 16, 1852), also known as Payne Todd, was the first son of Dolley Payne and John Todd Jr. His father and younger brother died in the 1793 Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic, which killed nearly 10 percent of the city's population. His mother remarried the following year, to the older James Madison, the future president of the United States.

Madison adopted Todd at age 2 and tried to help him in what developed as a difficult life. Believed to be alcoholic, Todd was repeatedly jailed for shooting incidents, and ran up debts in gambling. His parents bailed him out of debtors' prison, mortgaging Madison's Montpelier to raise the money. His stepfather had him manage Montpelier at one point, but Todd was unsuccessful. Todd died of typhoid fever less than three years after his mother's death of old age.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John Payne Todd, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).