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Re: Slave descendants of the Cabell family
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Josephine "Josie" Lincoln born January 1859.
Josie is my 1st cousin 3x removed.
According to the Nelson County marriage book of her daughter Nettie's marriage to James Meade on Nov. 24 1908, she listed her mom as Josephine Lincoln, and Her father as Dave Coleman, both, from Massies Mill.
I haven't been able to find any info on Dave yet, but I'll let you know, when I find anything.
You see, the institution of Slavery was disasterous thing for those of us who are of African descent. The importation of slaves from foreign lands became illegal in the mid 1700's, by order of the "Crown", or England.
So the slave owners got desperate in wanting to keep slavery profitable.
So they devised a plan, and came up with a technique called "INCREASE".
They would sent there best "male" slaves to breed with other negro females on variuos plantations, scattered around the area of Nelson County.
Inturn, this devastated many, if not most of the African American families, and created a vast extension of our relatives.
As for the slave owner, well, Thomas Crist , born 1837, and John L. Tunstall, born 1846, were the overseers on the farm.
Mariah C. Massie, born in 1820 was the slave owner, or inherited slave owner, residing in Massies Mill. I'm not sure who her husband was, but I'll find out.
I have the Massies listed in my tree, so I can easily pull more details of the family.
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