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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Fannie A. Fain

Fannie A. Fain


(p.64) Fannie A. Fain
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Born in the northeastern Tennessee town of Blountville, Fannie Rhea was educated in nearby Jonesborough and Rogersville. She taught school in Blountville before her marriage to John Fain. Although the Fains were slaveholders and Fannie’s brothers fought for the Confederacy, Mr. Fain refused to join the army, and during the first Confederate conscription, he hired a substitute. When the practice of hiring substitutes was abolished, Mr. Fain left home and hid for fifteen months rather than be drafted. While Mr. Fain was in hiding, Fannie was left to manage the farmwork as well as her numerous household chores alone. After the war, the Fains moved to Jonesborough, where Mr. Fain ran a dry goods store....

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