WHITESIDE, Jenkin (1772-1822)

WHITESIDE, JENKIN, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Lancaster, Pa., in 1772; pursued preparatory studies; studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to Tennessee and commenced practice in Knoxville; one of the commissioners of Knoxville in 1801 and 1802; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate in 1809 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Smith; reelected the same year and served from April 11, 1809, to October 8, 1811, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; died in Nashville, Tenn., September 25, 1822; interment was probably in the Old Cemetery west of the Nashville sulphur spring.

Tennessee Historical Society
Nashville, TN
Papers: Miscellaneous letters in various collections.

Tennessee State Library and Archives
Nashville, TN
Papers: 1 letter and biographical sketches.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: In Preston family papers. Finding aid.

  • McKellar, Kenneth. "Jenkin Whiteside," in Tennessee Senators as seen by one of their Successors. Kingsport, Tenn.: Southern Publishers, Inc., 1942, 121-128.