John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Apr 1852 (aged 60)
Tunis, Tunisia
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Ellipse, East Side
Memorial ID 6258401 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: David R. Cheesman, Sen.
  • Added: 13 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6258401
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Howard Payne (9 Jun 1791–9 Apr 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6258401, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .