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Friday, April 19, 2013

17th Century Celebrations: Guns Fired over the Grave

George Jordan of Surry County expressly forbade guns to be fired over his grave and directed that his executors permit no drunkenness to disgrace the occasion. In his last will and testament, he wished a "good and decent funeral". Source: Surry County Records, Vol. 1671-84, p. 295.  The genealogist obtains a knowledge of the history of the area, pecular bequests of his ancestors, etc. when he examines the details in the last will and testament. Join Virginia Pioneers and read old wills on line. Easy.

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