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Civil War Bullet Saved from Old Adams Homeplace

A flattened Civil War bullet, along with other artifacts, were located east of the old Long Sought Community around Stray Leaf Road.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

When you think of the Civil War in Henderson County both Lexington and Parkers Crossroads comes to mind. But many years ago, the War swept across the Stray Leaf Community of Henderson County as well, and members of the Adams family have kept a memento. The artifact is a flattened Civil War bullet that came from the Adams cabin, that was located east of the old Long Sought Community in an area along Stray Leaf Road. The cabin was the home of Dock and Freedona White Adams, both from pioneer families of Henderson County. The couple are buried in the Adams Cemetery near Parkers Crossroads, and stories were passed along to their descendants Anita Adams Bird and Joseph Lynn Adams. During the Civil War…

For the complete story, see the March 13th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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  1. Mary Kate Allen on May 29, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I’d like a copy of this. These are my great great great grandparents.

    • Editor on May 30, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Hi, Mary Kate!
      Please call our office at 731-968-NEWS (6397) and we will be happy to get a copy mailed out to you.
      The Lexington Progress

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