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James B Billingsley

James B Billingsley


The hanging of James Billingsley

James Billingsley was a patriot who lost his life when loyalists to the British cause invaded his home in April 1776.These Tories who had been harassing him asked for money. On being told there was none. They took him to a near by tree and hung him. (This statement came from his wile Elizabeth Crabtree Billingsley who made notes in the family Bible.) (Derrick Babbsadded this on 8 Jul 2010)

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