Arthur TRAYNOR, attorney of Cleveland, is the son of John D. TRAYNOR, who was born in Ireland, and when fourteen years old came to America, and was educated at Knoxville. After selling goods a time in Washington, Tenn., he came to Bradley County in 1838, and settled where Cleveland now is. While in Rhea County he married Miss Mary A. COZBY, daughter of John COZBY, the eldest son of the man who rescued Sevier. In their family were five children, four living, three sons and one daughter. The Father died in 1852, being forty-eight years old. The mother died in 1881, being seventy years old. Mr. TRAYNOR inherits English blood on his mother's side. The father was very successful; starting with $300 he made an estate of some $75,000. Their youngest son, our subject, was born in Cleveland, November 3, 1849. He was educated at the Masonic Institute of Calhoun County, and at Emory and Henry College, graduating in 1872. Two years later he bagan studying law under P. B. MAYFIELD, and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He has been practicing at Cleveland since. In 1872 he married Mary G. RABE, a native of Greeneville, Tenn. By her he has two children: Chassie and Louise. Both Mr. and Mrs. TRAYNOR are Methodists. In politics he is a Democrat, as have been all his ancestors one-hundred years back. He is a member of the K. of H. For eleven years he has been in the practice of his profession, and is one of the leading members of the bar in East Tennessee.
A Special "Thank You!" to Sherry Pollard for Transcribing the Goodspeed Biographies!