Farmersville residents Bob and Claude Ann Collins are well versed with the Civil War history surrounding blockbuster film “Free State of Jones,” mainly because the couple has relatives that were brought to life in the film.
The film showcases the life of Jones County, Miss. During the Civil War, there was a group that did not support either side or the war.
The lead character, Newton Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey, leads a militia of deserters, runaway slaves and women in an uprising against the Confederate side.
For the complete story see the July 28 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.