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Sheetz, Jacob Virginia/ West Virginia Hampshire Co
« on: December 20, 2008, 02:22:00 AM »
Here is a fine Signed Jacob Sheetz. It is displayed in Whiskers book of Virginia guns














Here is some information on the Sheetz family from the ALR Archive:

http://americanlongrifles.org/old_board/index.php?topic=2857.0
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Re: Sheetz, Jacob Virginia/ West Virginia Hampshire Co
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 04:28:50 PM »
In about 1858 that Jacob moved to Three Churches on Jersey Mountain in Hampshire county.In the book Hanging Rock Rebel ( and at least another source)about Lt. John Blue. John says in 1861  a few other rebels and himself took their guns and some old flintlocks that they found in the loft of Hampshire County Court House to a gunsmith at Three Churches.They had their flintlocks changed to percussion.They stayed and hunted for two weeks while the gunsmith converted their guns.In another source I have read, it says that Jacob Sheetz was this gunsmith.

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