About Jesse Arledge
An active lawyer and politician from Decherd, Franklin County, TN. Served as State Legislator, State Senator and on the committee to rewrite the Tennessee Constitution following the Civil War. Was involved in a political scandal involving his arrest during Reconstruction for allegedly distilling spirits without proper license, and the mayhem that followed it, but the case was later dismissed. See newspaper clippings in Media tab.
Jesse Arledge's Timeline
November 20, 1819
Franklin Co, TN [HOH in 1860 (slave schedule) & 1880, Franklin Co, TN] listed as Attorney at Law in 1853 newspaper ad; served in TN House (1851) and Senate (1877); 1880 Franklin Co TN boarding with Eliz. Burrow
December 23, 1881
Franklin Co, TN; Bur. Winchester City Cemetery