Joseph Hopkins Peyton
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1843 – November 11, 1845
|Preceded by||Meredith P. Gentry|
|Succeeded by||Edwin H. Ewing|
|Member of the Tennessee Senate|
|Born||May 20, 1808|
|Died||November 11, 1845 (aged 37)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Hatton Peyton|
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. He married Mary Elizabeth Hatton in 1841. They had two children before she died in November 1812.
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.
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