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Jacob Astor Arey
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1848
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1868
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA

Accidently shot while fox hunting

Sad Case of Accidental Shooting
Jacob Arey, aged about 21 years, son of George Arey living on the road leading to Rawley Springs 10 1/2 miles from Harrisonburg, was accidentally shot and killed 3 miles from his home, on Sunday afternoon last, about 1 o'clock. He was out hunting deer, on the top of what is known in that locality as "Dixon's Ridge," on the "second mountain," and a young man named Guyer, when the accident occurred, his brother and Guyer being near or at the same "stand" with him. He was standing with the butt of his gun (a double-barreled shot-gun charged with buckshot.) resting on a rock, leaning over, and both hands crossed upon it muzzle. Whilst in this position the gun slipped off the rock, both barrels, tearing off his righthand, lacerating the left, four shot-passing into the region of the lungs, and two into his head, producting death in about two hours, his death occurring on the mountain before he could reach home. He spoke but little after being shot, simply calling for water.
Mr. Arey was a single man, and had assisted his father in carrying the U.S. mail between Harrisonburg and Pendleton county, West Va.
His father's family share the sympathies of the neighborhood in this sudden and melancholy bereavement == Rockingham Register.
Staunton Spectator, November 24, 1868
Family links: 
  George Washington Arey (1826 - 1878)
  Sarah Catherine Guyer Arey (1829 - 1905)
  Amanda Virginia Arey Piner (1846 - 1908)*
  Jacob Astor Arey (1848 - 1868)
  John William Airey (1850 - 1916)*
  George Washington Arey (1852 - 1935)*
  Elizabeth Ann Arey Joseph (1853 - 1927)*
  Sarah Rebecca Arey Rumsey (1856 - 1897)*
  David Tazwell Aery (1856 - 1904)*
  Abraham Harrison Airey (1859 - 1894)*
  Charles Samuel Arey (1863 - 1944)**
  Charles Samuel Arey (1863 - 1945)*
  Luther Kerlin Arey (1866 - 1936)*
  Mary Catherine Arey (1868 - 1879)*
  James Madison Arey (1868 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Oct. 27, 1848
Nov. 15, 1868
20 Yrs. & 10 ds.
George W. Family Cemetery
Rawley Springs
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Bill Barber
Record added: Jan 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46990052
Jacob Astor Arey
Added by: Bill Barber
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