John Peyton Byrne
|Birthplace:||Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia)|
|Death:||Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri, United States|
Son of Samuel B. Byrne and Juana Fernandez Byrne
|Managed by:||Private User|
About Cpl. John Peyton Byrne
Additional Curator's Notes:
John P. Byrne, b. Sept. 29, 1839, the son of Samuel Byrne, was named after his uncle, John Peyton Byrne. His family remembers that he had red hair, hazel eyes, and fair complexion. He went to Missouri in 1852, living at Memphis, Scotland County until the beginning of the Civil War.
John enlisted in Nov,1861 in Company "I", 2lst Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the Battles of Lancaster Missouri, Shiloh Tennessee, Corinth Mississippi and others. He was wounded in both hands at Carson's Landing, and was sent to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, where he remained on detached duty until the expiration of his service in Dec., 1864, when he was discharged and he returned home.
John followed farming in Missouri until 1877, when he moved to Millville, Shasta County, CA. A baby a few weeks old, was found in a basket on the train near Redding, Shasta County, California. As John and his wife had no children, they adopted the baby, naming him John Bruce Byrne. He died in Sacramento, California.
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- Military service: He and brothers Harrison H & Lucian E served the Union. Brother Charles went with the South. Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 41176229
- Residence: 1850 - Preston county, part of, Preston, Virginia, United States
Cpl. John Peyton Byrne's Timeline
September 29, 1839
Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
September 10, 1881
January 6, 1920
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States
May 28, 2005
Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri, United States