John Payne Todd was the only surviving child from Dolley Madisonâ€™s first marriage.
He was born on February 29th, 1792 and lived a life of frivolity. He ultimately
became known primarily for his reckless gambling, mounting debt and drinking habits.
His actions ultimately bankrupted the Madisonâ€™s and forced his mother to sell of
the familyâ€™s Montpelier estate. Payne Todd died in January 1852 and is buried at
Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
The grave marker for Payne Todd at Congressional Cemetery along with a copy of the
the burial record recording his interment.
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