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Re: Slaveowners in Nelson County,VA
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Ok i gotcha. Norwood Coleman, Ardelia's brother, is my ggggrandfather, who married Sue Robinson and had my gggrandmother Josephine Coleman named after her grandmother. So yea we are cousins we share the same grandmother Josephine Coleman born in 1857. In my searching i can only find them as being mulattos but I did find a news article on gggguncle bennet coleman that said he was cherokee. Also living in this area we have two tribes the Monacans( State regonized) and the Buffalo Ridge Cherokee who were denied recognition probly because they are mostly mixed with african nd skin is a little dark. Even tho the monacan rolls and the buffalo ridge cherokee have the same surnames, COLEMAN, BRANHAM, BEVERLY, SPARROW, PINN, PENN, and a few others, its still a mystery til this day what tribe they were. The 1840 census showed majority of them living in a small community togetha then separated later. This is where i think the mix up came in at. The darker ones were slaves and the lighter ones freedmen then. Amherst sold majority of itz african and intermixed slaves to owners of Nelson county. They all may be of the same tribe but which tribe im not for sure. It is kind strange for two tribes to be in such a close area i think. There is a book out about the buffalo ridge cherokee and i will be going to Nelson County courthouse as well as amherst to search through records. We have a family reunion coming up soon Aug. 8th, 9th and 10th here in Nelson county on yh Coleman/Napier Riverfront. I plan to meet more family and ask about the family tree. They have copies of it that the family committee has made im not sure whose all on it and wat information it contains but i would like to have a copy. I have a tree so far to the best of my knowledge,research and my grandmothers knowledge online at ancestry.com. Its not done yet for i am still researching. Im glad i met u and hope to takj to you and or meet you.
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