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