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William Drayton

Army Officer/Steamship Agent

Centurion, 1857–1850s

Full Name William Sidney Drayton

Born 6 October 1813 in Charleston, South Carolina

Died 8 February 1860 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Proposed by William H. Appleton

Elected 29 April 1857 at age forty-three

Archivist’s Note: He likely resigned or was dropped from the rolls between 1857 and 1860.