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An Oral Tradition: Amos Lee was the Neighborhood Tooth-puller

by | Jan 26, 2016 | Confederate affiliation, Duplin

Amos Lee lived in the town of Willard in Duplin County. He was a private in the 8th Senior Reserves during the Civil War. After the war, he was a farmer, bridge-builder, and tooth-puller. If anyone had a bad tooth, they would come see Amos Lee. He would give them a few drinks of corn liquor and sit them on a stump near his front porch. Amos would then pull his tooth. This was told to me by a 94-year-old cousin.

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