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John Howard Payne
Birth: Jun. 9, 1791
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1852, Tunisia

Celebrated poet, author, and statesman. John Howard Payne died in Tunis on April 1, 1852, while serving as U.S. Ambassador to Tunis (Tunisia). He was brought back to the U.S. and buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C. with a stone place over his grave reading: "In Memory of John Howard Payne, twice Consul for the United States of America for the Kingdom of Tunis. His fame as a poet and dramatist is well known where ever the English language is spoken, through his celebrated ballad of 'Home, Sweet Home' and the popular tragedy 'Brutus,' and other similar productions." Great-Grandfather of motion picture actor John Payne(bio by: David R. Cheesman, Sen.) 
 
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Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Ellipse, East Side
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Record added: Mar 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6258401
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- SavingRecordsForOurFuture
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
John Howard Payne wrote the words to"Home Sweet Home" which were used as a song in the theatre also as a popular song during the civil war. My Aunt married a Robert Payne & gave this plaque to her father & stated John Payne was a relation.
- Deborah
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014
Another, Real Payne!GOD Bless you!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 16, 2012
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