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A Slaveholders Lamentations Jim Uppendahl

A Slaveholders Lamentations

Jim Uppendahl

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ISBN : 9781632680983
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212 pages
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Travelling north from Clarksville, Tennessee, into Kentucky on State Highway 104, one quickly approaches a sign which reads Welcome to Trenton, founded by Lewis Leavell in 1817. After Lewiss untimely death, his son Lycurgus, at sixteen years ofMoreTravelling north from Clarksville, Tennessee, into Kentucky on State Highway 104, one quickly approaches a sign which reads Welcome to Trenton, founded by Lewis Leavell in 1817. After Lewiss untimely death, his son Lycurgus, at sixteen years of age, inherited Lewiss tobacco plantation. Lycurgus lived an unorthodox and rebellious life in opposition to his family. With little regard for discretion, Lycurgus challenged religious as well as societal mores and legal standards. Indeed, he was a villain or hero, depending on ones point of view. This story has been written as the result of countless conversations with Lewis Leavells descendants concerning his familys exploits and legends, as well as supportive historical documents, such as the hand-written appraisal of Lewis Leavells estate and Lycurgus Leavells Will, excerpts of which are included in this book.