WHARTON, JESSE, (grandfather of Wharton Jackson Green), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Covesville, Albemarle
County, Va., July 29, 1782; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and
commenced practice in Albemarle County; moved to Tennessee; elected as a Democratic Republican
to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); appointed to the United States Senate to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell and served from March 17, 1814, to
October 10, 1815, when a successor was elected; resumed the practice of his profession; member of
the board of visitors to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1832; died in
Nashville, Tenn., July 22, 1833; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.