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Jim: A curious bit of Adair County history - 3 Nov 1920


An arcane bit of local history appeared in the Adair County News ninety-four years ago today, November 3, 1920. The last line apparently misidentifies the purchaser, as the gentleman named was preceded in death by his wife.

"The bedstead upon which R.A.C. Martin, was laid out on, who was cashier of the Bank of Columbia, and who was murdered in the bank by the James boys and Youngers on the 29th day of April, 1872, left Adair County last Friday afternoon [October 29th]. It was purchased by Mr. T.P. Jeffries, and his widow gave it to her daughter, who lives in Lebanon."

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