State Representative Mike Sparks is hosting the 3rd annual Civil War talk topics including Coleman Scout DeWitt Smith Jobe and Confederate Veteran and State Representative Sampson Keeble.
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 10AM till noon
WHERE: Motlow College, 5002 Motlow College Blvd., Smyrna, Tennessee
The Civil War Talk will include the story of DeWitt Smith Jobe, a Confederate Coleman Scout who lived off Rocky Fork Road near Morton
Road(buried off Rocky Fork). He was captured, brutally tortured and hung. This amazing story happened right here in northern Rutherford County. The Civil War Talk also includes a discussion about Samspson Keeble, Tennessee’s first black Legislator, a Republican and a Confederate soldier. Ironically, neither DeWitt or Sampson’s remarkable stories have been told in our history books.
Speakers include Smyrna Historian Marty Luffman, Rutherford County County Historian Greg Tucker and State Rep Mike Sparks.
Feel free to invite your friends and bring your school age children for an exciting historian lesson.