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JIM: The old clock. Where is it now?
The old clock sold to the highest bidder in 1915. By Jim's cyphering, it would be approximately 200 years old today, if it is still around
The following article appeared in the March 3, 1915 edition of the Adair County News. Manerva "Meeky" Montgomery, nee Sanders, passed in the summer of 1913, aged 81 years. Her late husband, Quintillion Montgomery, was a descendant of Francis Montgomery, an early and quite wealthy settler of Adair County.
An Old ClockAn eight day "Grandfather's" Clock is now at the Jewelry store of Mr.L.E. Young. It was sold to the highest bidder a few weeks ago at the sale of Mrs. Meeky Montgomery, Mr. Young becoming the purchaser.
Everything about it is hand made but the dial. It is nine feet high, made of cherry, a beautiful piece of furniture. The clock has not been running for more than fifty years, but the works are as good as new. Mr. Young has given it a thorough cleaning and in a short time it will be telling the hours as they come and go.
These old clocks are becoming quite rare and often sell for a fancy price. From the best information obtainable it was made in Virginia one hundred and ten years ago, and brought to Adair County by one of the first Montgomery settlers.
(One has to wonder if the grand old timepiece described above is still in existence. If so, it's somewhere around 200 years old.)
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