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Franklin Davis OWINGS (1852-1905)

HOUSE, 42nd General Assembly, 1881-83; representing Roane County; Republican. Born near Post Oak Springs, Roane County, in December, 1852; son of Rev. William Jackson and Margaret F. (KENDRICK) OWINGS. Extent of schooling not stated; studied law. Married, date and place not indicated to Maggie Ellen SMITH; children--Margaret Luella, Olive Almeda, and Roscoe C. Engaged in practice of both civil and criminal law; lived at "Oak Circle," Rockwood, Roane County. Attorney general 3rd Judicial Circuit of Tennessee, 1886-98. Member Christian Church; Roane County Bar Ass'n. Died at "Oak Circle," Rockwood, Nov 6, 1905; buried in family graveyard at Post Oak Springs. Cousin of William Edom KENDRICK, sometime member Tenn. General Assembly.

Sources: Rockwood Times Republican, Oct. 14, 1897; Mar. 17, 1898; Rockwood Times, Nov. 16, 1905; Wells, History of Roane County, 264-66.

From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.