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Joseph Hopkins PEYTON

(1808-1845)

PEYTON, Joseph Hopkins, (brother of Balie Peyton), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., May 20, 1808; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from college in 1837; studied medicine and practiced; held various local offices; member of the State senate of Tennessee in 1840; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death near Gallatin, Tenn., November 11, 1845; interment in the family burying ground near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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