John Joyes

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John Joyes
Born (1799-01-08)January 8, 1799
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Died May 31, 1877(1877-05-31) (aged 78)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Occupation Attorney
Title Mayor of Louisville
Term 1834–1836
Predecessor John Bucklin
Successor W. A. Cocke

John Joyes (January 8, 1799 – May 31, 1877) was the second mayor of Louisville, Kentucky. His term of office extended from 1834 to 1836. He was born in Louisville, the son of a pioneer who came to Louisville in 1783 and settled on a lot at the corner of Sixth and Main streets. Joyes studied law and was admitted to the Louisville bar, and elected to the state legislature in 1827.

He was elected mayor on March 4, 1834 and served two 1-year terms. He was the city court judge from 1837 until 1851. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Section F, Lot 25.[1]


  1. ^ "Cave Hill Cemetery details". 1978-05-25. Retrieved 2011-12-14.