|Name} Whitthorne, Washington Curran||Family History} Hancock|
|Title} Senator, M.C., & General||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Exa 19 Apr 1825||Place} near Petersburg, Lincoln, Tennessee|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 4 Jul 1848||Place} Columbia, Maury, Tennessee (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 21 Sep 1891||Place} Columbia, Maury, Tennessee|
|Burial: Date} Cir 24 Sep 1891||Place} Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury, Tennessee|
|Parents: } Major William Jervis Whitthorne & Elizabeth (Eliza) Joyce Wisener |
Relationship No.} 768
|1st Household No.}|
| Occupation 1} Attorney/lawyer |
Occupation 2} Politician
Occupation 3} Soldier
|Religion/Church} Not a member of any church|
Campbell, Matilda Jane|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Washington Curran (W.C.) was moved by his parents to Farmington, Bedford county, and
received an average country school education there. When he was 14, W.C. was
sent to an academy at Arrington, Williamson county, where he studied for 18 months,
and then moved to Campbell Academy in Lebanon. W.C. then entered the University
of Nashville for one and a half sessions. He next went to East Tennessee College
(now the University of Tennessee) and graduated in 1843 after two years of study.
He was admitted to the bar in 1845.|
W.C. served in various governmental positions before entering private practice in 1848 in Columbia, Tennessee. During the Civil War he was an adjutant general in the Confederate army. Later he was a Democratic member of both the house of representatives and the senate of both the State of Tennessee and the U.S. Congress.
Here is his official U.S. Senate biography.
W.C.'s diary from 1845-1846 is available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The following two newspaper articles illustrate his efforts in the U.S. Congress:
W.C. became a Mason as soon as he was eligible. He became a Master Mason in 1846.
He became a Royal Arch Mason in 1850 and a Knight Templar in 1870. He joined the
Knights of Pythias in 1870.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social} Masons|
|Confirm. Date}||Photo} W.C. circa 1875|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education:} Campbell Academy, East Tenn. College, Member of the Bar|
|Military: Service} Army (Confederate) for the State of} Tennessee|
Cause of Death}
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