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Re: SLAVE names RAPPAHANNOCK VA!
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According to your message we're cousins. I've been trying to collect the names of all of Harriet Terrill / (b. ca. 1820) and John Peyton's (b. ca. 1805) children ever since i saw them in the 1880 census -- and almost passed out laughing at the census enumerator's confusion (ED131, pg11, Household 93, Family 101, lines 34-39). I am one of their g-g-granddaughters, through Lucie.
Since John Peyton and William Dennis (b. ca. 1798) lived so near each other for so long (at least from 1840), you might want to look at that possibility for your Dennis relatives. There were also a bunch of them in West-by-God-Virginia, around Harper's Ferry.
Have you tried tracing the land at all? The one time i was in Little Washington for a half day, the ladies at the historical society told me that the people on the east side of the county (Stonewall Mag. District) were all related, regardless of color. One lady said that, at the end of the Civil War, the larger slaveholders were bankrupt, so their colored children bought the land "to keep it in the family." The Latter Day Saints might have gotten some land records since their microfilm crews went through Little Washington.
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