Joseph Hopkins Peyton

Joseph Hopkins Peyton (May 20, 1808 – November 11, 1845) was an American politician who represented Tennessee's eighth district in the United States House of Representatives.

Joseph Hopkins Peyton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – November 11, 1845
Preceded byMeredith P. Gentry
Succeeded byEdwin H. Ewing
Member of the Tennessee Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1808-05-20)May 20, 1808
Gallatin, Tennessee
DiedNovember 11, 1845(1845-11-11) (aged 37)
Gallatin, Tennessee
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Hatton Peyton
Professionphysician politician


Born on May 20, 1808 in Gallatin, Tennessee, Peyton accomplished preparatory studies and graduated from college in 1837. He studied and practiced medicine. He was the brother of Balie Peyton.[1] He married Mary Elizabeth Hatton in 1841. They had two children before she died in November 1812.[2]


Peyton held various local offices and was elected as a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1840. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1843 until his death on November 11, 1845.[3]


Peyton died on November 11, 1845, near Gallatin, Tennessee and is interred at the family burying ground near Gallatin.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Joseph Hopkins Peyton". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Joseph Hopkins Peyton". Southwestern Christian Advocate. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Joseph Hopkins Peyton". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Joseph Hopkins Peyton". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 March 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by