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Re: NY Times ARticle - Free AA's

Mitchell Owens notes; that Mr. Heinegg's booklists more than 12,000 individuals, "including ancestors of mine it would be nice to know more about, like RICHARD NICKENS and his wife CHRISS, freed in 1690 by the will of John Carter II, ("King Carter?)a prominent Virginia planter. Nickens and his wife were given two cows, six barrels of corn and the right to farm some Carter land for life. "

Well; Mr. Owens, meet the NICKENS Family, nine Revolutionary War Patriots, from Lancaster and Northumberland County, Virginia.


AMOS NICKENS, Northumberland County, "other free"

Edward Nickens, "able seaman", Lancaster County

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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