Carbon, Burrell Joseph  (1853 1920)*

HOUSE, 45th and 46th General Assemblies; 1887-91; representing Montgomery County; Democrat. Born at Palmyra, Montgomery County, Apr. 6, 1853; son of Burrell and Sarah A. (Andrews) Carbon. Attended "common schools"; described as "self-educated". Married in 1874 to Maria C. Batson, daughter of Stephen C. and Maria A. Batson; children
-- six sons and four daughters; those surviving him were: Burrell B., Repps L., Esken, Sidney W., Joanna M., Betty, and Sarah; names of other three not determined. Settled with parents at Carbondale [sic], near Clarksville, Montgomery County, 1858; telegraph operator in early years; began merchandising at Carbondale, 1876. One of incorporators and member board of trustees of Cumberland Institute. Elected justice of the peace and member of county court, 1882; postmaster at Carbondale, 1883-86, 1893-1915. Member Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Died at Carbondale June 1, 1920; buried in family graveyard near home.

Sources:  Information supplied by Mrs. Oscar Beach, Clarksville; Clarksville Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, Mar. 21, 1890; Daily Leaf-Chronicle, Dec. 28, 1895; July 26, 1898; June 2, June 5, June 30, 1920; Goodspeed, History of Montgomery County, 1020.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

*Correction submitted by Randall Rubel:    Burell Joseph CARBON should read CORBAN. The family established Corbandale on the Cumberland River.

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