John Howard Payne

American actor, poet, playwright, and author. Born 9 June 1791. Died 10 April 1852
John Howard Payne
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1791-06-09
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John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne Biography (Wikipedia)

John Howard Payne (June 9, 1791 – April 10, 1852) was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world. After his return to the United States, Payne spent time with the Cherokee Indians. He published accounts that suggested their origin as one of the Ten Lost Tribes of ancient Israel.

In 1842, Payne was appointed American Consul to Tunis, where he served for nearly 10 years until his death. Payne was a distant cousin of the American parlor song composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond, born 10 years after Payne's death.

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Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
Home, Sweet Home
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Home, Sweet Home
H.R. Bishop & John Howard Payne
Home Sweet Home
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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

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H.R. Bishop & John Howard Payne
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