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Lawyer

John Lewis Peyton, American lawyer. member Royal Geography Society.

Background

Peyton, John Lewis was born on September 15, 1824 in near Staunton, Virginia, United States. Son of John Howe and Anne (Lewis) Peyton.

Education

Graduated from the University Virginia, 1844.

Career

Sent by President Willard Fillmore on secret mission to England, France and Austria, 1852. European agent for State of North Carolina, 1861-1865. Member Royal Geography Society.

Returned to the United States, 1876. Author: A Statistical View of the State of Illinois, 1855. The American Crisis; or Pages from the Notebook of a State Agent during the Civil War in America, 2 vols., 1867.

Over the Alleghanies and Across the Prairies, 1869. Memoir of William Madison Peyton, 1873. History of Augusta County, Virginia, 1882.

Rambling Reminiscenses of a Residence Abroad, 1888. Memoirs of John Howe Payton, 1894.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Statistical View of the State of Illinois, 1855. The American Crisis

    • or Pages from the Notebook of a State Agent during the Civil War in America, 2 vols., 1867. Over the Alleghanies and Across the Prairies, 1869.

      Memoir of William Madison Peyton, 1873. History of Augusta County, Virginia, 1882. Rambling Reminiscenses of a Residence Abroad, 1888.

      Memoirs of John Howe Payton, 1894.

Membership

Member Royal Geography Society.

Connections

Married Henrietta E. Washington, December 17, 1855, 1 child.

father:
John Howe Peyton

mother:
Anne (Lewis) Peyton

spouse:
Henrietta E. Washington