Richard H. Peyton
Richard H. Peyton (1811-1839) - Born 1811 in Virginia. A career U.S. Military officer who served in the Second Seminole War. Died 11 Nov 1839 at Tampa, Florida.
He taught mathematics at the United States Military Academy from 1832 to 1834.
He was a Captain serving as assistant quartermaster at Fort Brooke when he fell ill and died on 11 Nov 1839. Cholera and other deadly diseases were plaguing the Florida forts at this point in time.