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Honored by Gen John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

Peyton Madison


BIRTHPLACE
Nova Scotia, Other
Born 1794
HOMETOWN
Five Mile, Greene County, AL, United States
Died 1866

BIOGRAPHY


Peyton Madison enlisted into the 39th US Infantry on 12 Nov 1813 in Columbia, TN in Capt. Ray Reynold’s Company. He was listed as 5’ 10” tall, with blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 1819 years old, and a farmer. The 39th Regiment met up with Gen Andrew Jackson at Fort Strother north of Talladega, and along with a contingent of Choctaw Indians, proceeded to what became the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on 27 Mar 1814. During the battle, Peyton served under Captain Benjamin Reynolds along with his brother John Fredrick Madison Jr. Peyton was shot during the battle as was John, and on May 9, 1914, both men were officially discharged from camp near Fort Toulouse with a Surgeon’s Certificate. Peyton was listed as disabled, wounded in action. He was discharged with a Surgeon’s Certificate 8 Jul 1814, and on 15 Dec 1814 was on the “discharged” roll in Nashville, TN.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the war he settled in Greene Co, MS Territory (later Greene Co, AL) and is found there as early as 1816. He appeared on the 1820 State Census for Greene Co, AL and all subsequent census records until his death in 1866. He was a farmer with a successful plantation. He was buried in the Mt. Hermon UMC Cemetery in what is now Hale Co, AL.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1813-1814

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
War of 1812
Southern Theater