Compiled by Sara E. Lewis
From an index to the Virginia Gazette, produced in 1950 by Lester J. Cappon and Stella F. Duff of the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Omohundro Institute) with additional Gloucester (including Kingston Parish) material not captured by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

February 9, 1739 - Smith

The Week before last, a Cow belonging to Major Lawrence Smith, of Gloucester County, brought forth a Calf at its full Time, with 2 Heads. The Body, and hind Parts were natural, as other Calves are, but about the Middle, between the Shoulders and the Heads, the Neck was divided into 2 separate Necks, which had each of them a perfect, distinct Head, with Ears, Eyes, Jaws, &c. as large and perfect, as is usual in other Calves. The Cow was alive; but the Calf died by the Violence us’d in forcing it from her. About 7 years ago, the same Gentleman had such another Calf; but not come to its full Growth.