2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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c. 1868 Presidential Election Period, Ornate Historic Theme Hand-Engraved Identified Political Gold Gilt Cane Top, Inscribed "Democracy Knows Her Own" to "J. L. Cochran," Very Fine. This original Hand-Engraved Cane Top measures about 1.5" Wide (42cm) and .75" Tall (25cm). It is Gold Gilt with an ornate, decorative floral design around the sides, which a somewhat irregular from shipping, and easily straightened. This political oriented cane top is identified to a "J L Cochran" and has the legend reading "Democracy Knows Her Own" engraved across the top edge. There is actual wear from use and a few scattered minor bumps at the sides and surface specks, while the engraved legend and his central name are clear and readable. This cane top of Professor John L. Cochran of Sardis, Tenn., born in Mississippi in 1847. In 1871 he began teaching, and taught the first six sessions in the same district of Bedford County, thus favorably illustrating his success as a teacher. At one time he had ninety pupils enrolled. In 1879 he became principal of McClure's Institute, holding that position for three years; then taught seven months in Thomasville, Ga.; came back to Tennessee, and since that time has been a resident of Sardis, where he organized the high schools and conducted them for three years in a highly commendable manner. He also instructed in all the dead languages: Latin, Greek, etc. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 137, of Farmington, Tenn., being a Master Mason. Prof. John L. Cochran was a Democrat and cast his first Presidential vote in 1868 for Seymour and Blair.
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Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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