The Mysterious Disappearance of Aaron Burr’s Daughter, Theodosia

By Karen Harris

People today may only know her name from the song, “Dear Theodosia,” in the hit musical, Hamilton, but during her time, Theodosia Burr Alston was a socialite and a political celebrity. The daughter of the third vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr, who famously killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, Theodosia was an asset to her father’s contentious political career. But Theodosia mysteriously vanished in 1813. What happened to Theodosia Burr Alston?