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Re: Jamestown Hornsbys, 1700's
Posted by: Foster Ockerman, Jr. Date: August 04, 2001 at 08:44:48
In Reply to: Jamestown Hornsbys, 1700's by Richard E. Kyker of 929

Thomas Hornsby was sent to Williamsburg to represent the family's English trading company and, I'm told, was labeled the "first merchant in the colonies." Lived in town and a relative told me that one of the houses in Colonial W. was his. He is buried in the yard of the old church there. I saw his grave as a child on a school trip but got most of this from my grandmother. We are taking a family trip to Williamsburg next week (from Kentucky). Perhaps I'll have more to post when I return.

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