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    Madison Co., TN.

    Article written by Marie Collins Johnson in THE JACKSON SUN, March 26, 1945, "Besides the church and schoolhouse there were five or six stores, as blacksmith shop and hotel or stagecoach station, a tannery and shoemaking establishment operated by John Woolfolk and James O'Connor. . . . The story is told that during the war /Civil War/, when the citizens were warned that the Yankees were coming, Mrs. Woolfolk /Milly Woolfolk/ took one of the servants and hurried down to the woods back of the house and buried some money and the family silver under a cedar tree. Mrs. Woolfolk soon died and the servants were scattered about and no one knew of the buried treasure but the negro boy. Just a few years ago, this boy, now grown to be very old and feeble, came back to Cotton Grove. After telling this story, several of the citizens tried to help him identify the old cedar tree. But there had been such changes, both in the landscapes and the old negro's memory that it could not be located."




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