Epidemics in the USA 1657 - 1819

This listing comes from Judy Nordgren and the Rootsweb Mailing List.

Epidemics have always had a great influence on people — and thus influencing, as well, the genealogists trying to trace them. Many cases of people disappearing from records can be traced to dying during an epidemic or moving away from the affected area. Some of the major epidemics in the United States are listed below:

Finally, these specific instances of cholera were mentioned: