We regret to learn from the Knoxville Tribune of the 2nd inst., that the Rev. W T Senter, died at his residence near Panther Springs, in Grainger county on the night of the 28th of August, in the 47th year of his age.
The particulars of his illness are not mentioned, but he could not have been sick long, as but a short time before his death he was in fine health. The deceased was an eloquent, laborious and successful preacher and few men of our acquaintance in the Methodist church were more popular or could command larger congregations.
He was a sound and consistent Whig and had few superiors in debate. He was a member of the Convention that formed the amended constitution of this state. He served on the Harrison electoral ticket in 1840 with honor to himself and usefulness to his party. Since then he was elected to the Congress of the United States and served in the house two sessions. He declined a re-election when he could not have been beaten.
Source: The Jonesborough Whig and Independent Journal, Wednesday, September 6, 1848
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used with his permission.