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Blind Billy
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Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 19, 1855

A gifted Black musician. He had been owned by Dr. Howard Davies, until the townspeople raised a subscription to give him his freedon. His gift for music, his skill with his fife and his courteous manners made him an outstanding figure not only in Lynchburg life buy also throughout the state. At balls and parties he furnished the music, at the head of military parades his fife accompanied the drummer, and on moonlight nights, which he especially loved, his plaintive notes delighted his hearers. He died of pneumonia, and the whole town mourned his death. 
Old City Cemetery
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Laurie
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42095981
Blind Billy
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Blind Billy
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- WillsOfTime
 Added: Jul. 14, 2016
He could see more things then, than most of us will ever see now.Today you are remembered Billy...
- Rebecca
 Added: May. 11, 2016

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: May. 5, 2016
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