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William Drayton
Birth: Dec. 30, 1776
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 24, 1846
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

War of 1812 US Army Officer, US Congressman. Served in the War of 1812 first as Lieutenant Colonel of the 10th US Infantry, then as Colonel of the 18th US Infantry. In August 1814 he was appointed Inspector General of the US Army, and served in that office until the close of the war. Elected to represent South Carolina's 1st District in the House of Representatives when Joel Poinsett resigned. He served from 1825 to 1833. Declined the appointments to the offices of Secretary of War in Andrew Jackson's cabinet, and US Minister to England. His two sons fought in the Civil War on opposite sides. Older son Thomas Fenton Drayton became a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Younger son Percival Drayton rose to Rear-Admiral in the Union Navy. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Anna Gadsden Drayton (1780 - 1813)
  Maria Miles Heyward Drayton (1784 - 1862)*
  Thomas Fenwick Drayton (1808 - 1891)*
  Percival Drayton (1812 - 1865)*
  William Heyward Drayton (1817 - 1892)*
  Henry Edward Drayton (1823 - 1862)*
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 249
GPS (lat/lon): 40.00517, -75.19008
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 19, 2001
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William Drayton
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William Drayton
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William Drayton
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 Added: Jul. 4, 2016
Thank you for your service to our country during the War of 1812. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 24, 2016
William Drayton
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 Added: May. 7, 2015
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