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Osborne, John Bryan  (1851 – 1922)

HOUSE, 59th and 60th General Assemblies, 1915-19; representing Montgomery County; Democrat. Born near Peacher’s Mill, Montgomery County, Nov 6, 1851; son of John Bryan and Marion (Trice) Osborne. Attended public and private schools of Montgomery County. Married
c. 1900 to Hattie Collins; one son who died in infancy. Moved to Clarksville, Montgomery County, c. 1885; engaged in livery business; later in mercantile business; still later in laundry business. Justice of the peace and member of county court from 1912 to death. Member Baptist Church; Knights of Pythias, Cumberland Lodge. Died at Clarksville June 15, 1922; buried in City Cemetery.

Sources: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, June 15, 1922; Blake and Morgan, Lawmakers and Public Men of Tennessee, 142; Montgomery County Church and Family Records, 21-13; TN Vital Statistics, Death Certificate No. 14, 376.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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