Todd, John Payne, 1792-1858

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John Payne Todd was the son of Dolley Payne and her first husband, John Todd. After Todd's death, Dolley Payne married President James Madison, making John Payne Todd Madison's stepson. Todd had a weakness for gambling, and was unsuccessful in an assignment seeking Russia's help to end the War of 1812. After the death of President Madison, Dolley Madison was forced to sell Montpelier, the family plantation, to pay her son's debts.

From the description of John Payne Todd correspondence, 1792-1824 (bulk 1810-1824) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 247995317

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referencedIn Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849. Letters to Ellen Cutts and Mrs. Ellicott, 1834-1839. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849. Albert Gallatin papers, 1802-1815. Litchfield Historical Society
creatorOf Thomas, William H. B. (William Henry Baldwin), 1918-,. Miscellaneous correspondence of noted Virginians [manuscript] 1820-33. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Madison family. Papers of the Madison family, 1768-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Daybook from an Orange County, Va. store [manuscript], 1830-1834. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison letters [manuscript], 1814-1826. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dolley Madison Papers, 1794-1852, (bulk 1836-1849) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Todd, John Payne, 1792-1858,. Letters to John Payne Todd, 1815 May 31 and June 15. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849. Dolley Madison papers, 1794-1852 (bulk 1836-1849). Library of Congress
creatorOf Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Papers of Henry Clay [manuscript], 1798-1934. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letters of Henry Clay [manuscript] 1815-1845. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. Letter to John Payne Todd [manuscript], 1837May 24. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Causten, James H., 1788-1874,. Dolley Madison papers [manuscript], 1804-1849, undated. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869. Autobiographical ana (p. 139-476) [manuscript] 1824-1851. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824,. James Madison, Dolley Madison, and James Monroe letters, 1804-1840. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sam Schaefler historical and literary letters and documents, 1674-1970s Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Todd, John Payne, 1792-1859. [Journals and essays, 1809-1830] [microform] / John Payne Todd. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Autograph, [not after 1836]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. Correspondence of James Madison [manuscript], 1801-1842. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letters of Henry Clay [manuscript] 1813-1850. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bromsen, Maury A.,. Papers concerning and to Dolley Payne Todd Madison [manuscript] 1810-49. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. Correspondence of James Madison, 1801-1842. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. Letters, 1839 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Todd, John Payne, 1792-1858. Memorandum book of John Payne Todd, 1844-1848. Library of Congress
creatorOf Todd, John Payne, 1792-1858. John Payne Todd correspondence, 1792-1824 (bulk 1810-1824) Princeton University Library
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associatedWith Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869. person
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849. person
correspondedWith Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849. person
associatedWith Madison family. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Todd family. family
correspondedWith Todd, John, 1763-1793 person
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Death 1858

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