Thanks for the information. I think Molly is Josephine my gggmother's mother. But I'm complexed by the lack of any Moss/Morse names listed. In the census they are clearly listed in the Massies Mill 1880 census. (Lewis and Harriet) and Barban(Robert and Sophia) are listed in same household as head of households. That is the area where they all originated. I do remember someone saying they may have been in Albermarle or Amherst, is the above information only pertain to slaves or does it apply to Free Persons of Color? The Moss/Morse are sprinkled in great numbers throughout Nelson County they are the descendents of Lewis and Harriet Moss. Their children were William, Edward and Robert sometimes listed as Barben instead of Robert. Strangely there are not any white Mosses/Morses listed in Nelson County after 1880's. I grew up in Nelson and graduated from Nelson County High in 1980 and never knew anyone named Moss/Morse who was white. Where did they disappear too? Do you know where else I can look for the information.