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Re: Blair Underwood ancestry- SCOTT/HUMBLE

I notice that there is a free black John Scott in Prince William County on the 1830 census, who may have been the husband of Nelly's daughter. My information about Nelly remains the same as in my earlier post, with the exception that Nelly was the daughter of Phebe/Phoebe Cole, b. around 1732, a free black woman in Fairfax County, VA. Phebe had 6 children, Joseph, Thomas, Catherine, Eleanor (Nelly), Sarah and Robert (Robert was born around 1753 and was my 4ggrandfather and the father of my ggggrandfather Robert Cole, Jr., b. free in 1775). Hopefully, this clears up the errors in my earlier post. My 4ggrandfather married Lucy Chavis and migrated to Mecklenburg, VA, but the majority of the Cole siblings remained in Prince William County, VA and their descendants lived in the Dumfries area there, and can be seen on the censuses there dating from 1830. As I said before Nelly is a 70 yr old free woman on the 1850 census, in the home with the Scott women I mentioned. All that I recited here is also in Paul Heinegg's book. My ggggrandfather migrated from VA to Tenn and onto Indiana by 1840, where he is on that census in Gibson County, Indiana, and my Cole family became forever separated from their VA family. So I would love to be reconnected with blood family or those connected by marriage (as the Scott family is likely related) and if any of this sounds familiar to you, I would be thrilled to hear from you.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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