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Beyond the Century Mark

Beyond the Century Mark
Nashville Globe – February 1, 1907
Pg. 6

Mrs. Jane Bincent, who is one hundred years and one month old, is living with her grandson, Mr. Polk Holt, of No. 23 Tennessee street. Mrs. Bincent was born in Wilson County where she lived fifteen years, Maury County, thirty-five years, Marshall County, thirty years, Davidson County twenty years. She is the mother of ten children – seven girls and three boys. During the dark days of slavery she had four masters and worked in the field every day. She has had good health all her life, and the only dose of medicine she ever took was in her early childhood.

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