John Howard Payne
John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home Sweet Home", a song he wrote in 1822.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 7) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)
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