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Jack Dempsey's Grandfather

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Nathan Dempsey was a blacksmith in the Cane Creek section of Yancey County. He weighed over 250 pounds and stood six feet six inches. He was a man known for great feats of strength and boxing and wrestling skills. His grandson was Jack Dempsey, the world famous heavyweight boxing champion.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 2 Issue 35, Jan 1935, p1, 24