William Drayton (1776 - 1846)

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Birthplace: St. Augustine, Florida
Death: Died
Occupation: Colonel
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About William Drayton

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William Drayton (December 30, 1776 – May 24, 1846) was an American politician, banker, and author from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the son of Federal Judge William Drayton, Sr. of South Carolina.

He represented South Carolina's first district in the U.S. Congress from 1825 to 1833. He was a unionist during the nullification controversy and in 1833 moved to Philadelphia, where he published a pro-slavery tract and served as president of the Bank of the United States. He was the father of Percival Drayton and Thomas Fenwick Drayton, who fought on opposite sides during the American Civil War. His first cousin was William Henry Drayton.

He bought Drayton Island, a plantation, in Florida. Author Edgar Allan Poe dedicated his collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840) to him. Drayton authored The South Vindicated from the Treason and Fanaticism of the Abolitionists in 1836.

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. WILLIAM14 DRAYTON , JR. COL. (WILLIAM13, THOMAS12, THOMAS11, THOMAS10, JOHN9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, JOHN4, RICHARD3 DE DRAYTON, ALBERIC2 DE VERE, ROBERT1) was born December 30, 1776 in ST. AUGUSTINE, LEON, FLORIDA, and died May 24, 1846 in Pennsylvania. He married (1) ANNA GADSDEN, daughter of THOMAS GADSDEN and MARTHA FENWICK. He married (2) MARIA MILES HEYWARD, daughter of WILLIAM HEYWARD and HANNAH SHUBRICK.

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William Drayton, US Congress's Timeline

1776
October 20, 1776
St. Augustine, Florida
1809
August 24, 1809
Age 32
1812
August 25, 1812
Age 35
1823
1823
Age 46
1846
January 17, 1846
Age 69
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