Hornberger, Jacob G.  (1819 1871)

HOUSE, 36th General Assembly, 1869-71; representing Montgomery County; classified as of Conservative Party at that session. Born in Stewart County Oct 12, 1819; names of parents not determined. Schooling described as "scanty"; apparently read law. Nothing to indicate he was ever married. Practiced law at Clarksville, Montgomery County. One of incorporators of Clarksville Building Assn, 1856; trustee of Stewart College 1859-60; one of commissioners of one of first free schools in Clarksville. Member Presbyterian Church. Killed in train wreck near Nashville, Davidson County, July 3, 1871; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville.

Sources: Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, 25, 76, 96, 173; Columbia Herald; Jul 7, 1871; Montgomery County Tombstone Records, 57; Beach, Along the Warioto, 131, 138, 139, 160, 161.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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