JOHN THOMAS BARTLETT, of Collinsville, Alabama, was born May 13, 1874, at that place, the son of Blake and Femanine (Johnson) Bartlett, the former a native of Conyers, Georgia, and the latter of DeKalb County, Alabama. Blake Bartlett was a Confederate soldier, who moved after the war to Calhoun County, Alabama.
Senator Bartlett was educated in the rural schools of DeKalb County, Alabama, and the high school at Collinsville. He is by profession an undertaker and embalmer. He was a mayor of Collinsville 1914—1918, and a member of the House of Representatives in 1927. He is a Democrat, Baptist, Mason and Knight of Pythias and Modern Woodman of the World.
Source: Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart, Cherokee County History, 1836—1956, Volume 2 (Centre, Alabama, 1959), p. 441. Reprinted with permission.