Ornamental Separator

Historic Site: James Geddy House

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In the eighteenth century, the Geddy house would have been full of children laughing, learning, and playing. The Geddy family moved to Virginia from Scotland sometime in the early eighteenth century. James Geddy Sr. was a gunsmith who also worked with iron and brass. James and his wife Anne had eight children. After James Sr.’s death, his son James Geddy Jr. purchased this lot from his mother and built the home that still stands there. He conducted his successful silversmith and jewelry business there, while his brothers continued to work on their father’s foundry. With his wife Elizabeth, James Jr. had five children: Mary, Anne (known as Nancy), William Waddill, James, and Elizabeth.

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