I recently obtained a copy of the weill of the slaveholder of my great grandfather. The slaveholder's name was Chappell. My great grandfather used the surname Chappell after slavery. He mentioned the names of his slaves which were Austin(my grgrandfather, Henry, Milly
and Alexander. According to our family history
Henry and Austin started a church in Omega, Va.
The name of the church was Jeter Chappell Baptist
which was later changed to Jeter Chapel. On one
of my census it showed a man by the name of Patrick Jeter. He was mentioned as an uncle of Austin Chappell. Well, I assumed Patrick and Henry was one of the same. Well I was wrong. I went to the archives about a month ago. I can't really say how this happened, but I saw the names
Henry Jeter married to Milly and Alexander Chappell and a 6 year old girl named charotte lived together. These were the same people living on the Chappell plantation with my gr grandfather. I wondered why Henry used the surname of Jeter and not Chappell? Now I know that Patrick Jeter and Henry Jeter are not the same person. Do you have ancestors that are from the Virginia area. Mainly Halifax Co, Va?