BYNUM, Jesse Atherton, (1797 - 1868)


BYNUM, Jesse Atherton, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Halifax County, N.C., May 23, 1797; attended Princeton College in 1818 and 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Halifax, N.C.; member of the house of commons of North Carolina in 1823, 1824, and 1827-1830; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1841); moved to Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., where he engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Alexandria, La., September 23, 1868; interment in Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, La.