Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/10/2006

Jack O’ Lanterns and Genealogy: Scotland to Ireland to the American South

An old Irish legend (and older legend in Scotland) tells of the ne’er-do-well Jack who bargained with the devil for a drink in exchange for his soul. The devil would become a coin to pay for the drink. Jack kept the coin in a drawer next to a silver cross so the devil could not go back to his normal form until the devil agreed to give Jack back his soul. for more click here

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