Casefile Clues

22 February 2007

Booze, Politics, and My Ancestor

Political oneriness is nothing new. My own ancestor, John Rucker, was involved in some interesting events in a 1740s era election in Orange County, Virginia. Booze, dancing on the courthouse tables, and swords were involved.

Of course, this was during the era when only propertied men were allowed to vote ;-)