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.