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Re: Slave descendants of the Cabell family (Derek)
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Re: Hello, I am Janine. I have been reading your post in regards to the Cabell family, great work. I see in one of your post that you are related to the Napiers, in particular Cammile, Massie and Ardelia. Massie was the son of my gg grandmothers brother. Additionally one of the post made mention of a Massie who inherited the slaves of the Gaines and Thompsons. I am also a descendent of Gaines and Thompsons in the area. My surnames are Carter, Gaines, Hill, Madison, Napier, and Thompson. Have you found any specific information related to those Thompson and Gaines slaves? Are any of these families in your tree as well?
Let me see, you said Massie Colonel Napier, born in 1881, was the son of your 2nd great grandmother's brother. The farthest I've gotten on this branch of the Napiers, was Phillip Napier, born in 1848, who married Charlotte Tillman.
Phillip's line gets allittle confusing at this point, because they are confused with the "Napper" family.
Here are Philip and Charlottes children:
Name: Philip Napier
Household Members: Name Age
You know, Massie Colonel Napier and Ardelia Coleman were the origonal founders of the "WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH" in Arrington, Nelson Virginia, back in 1936.
The founders were: Deacon Albert Smith, Deacon Archie J. Morse Sr., and his wife Emma Willis Page, Brother Lacy & Sister Nina Mosby. Deacon Elijah & Sister Irving. Deacon George & Georgia Randolph. Deacon John Oakley Morse and, Sister Camille Napier Coleman Morse. Deacon Massie Colonel Morse Sr. and, Ardelia Coleman Napier. Brother Robert and Sister Mary Smith.
The original trustees were: Brother Massie Napier, Jr., Brother Archie Morse Jr., and Brother Robert Morse.
I connect through Archie and Robert Morse, out of Wingina.
So let's look at one of the Gaines/Morse /Coleman family connection, shall we?
Bennett Coleman, son of Massie C. Napier and Ardelia Coleman, married Elena Morse.
Elena was the daughter of Sidney Morse and Mary Lee Ross. Now, Sidney was the son of Barbour Marvel "Barban" Morse.
Elena's second husband was Joseph Daniel Gaines. Joseph father was Armstead Gaines. The Gaines family were split up between President Thomas Jefferson, and William Massie, and their descendants.
Now the Thompson family are all conected with the Fleming, Ratcliffe, Rose, and Hariis families. I won't have enough space on this post to go into all of the details. Perhaps, I can locate you in our family tree, posted online at ancestry. com
I can send you an invitation if you send me you email address. This way, you can view, edit, and add to your branch.
So let's continue, shall we?
I didn't get to the Madison connection yet. So as I continue tracing these marriages, I let you know.
Speaking of marriages, many of our male relatives were Deacons, and Reverends throughout Nelson County. In fact they performed most of the weddings of our cousins. Rev. Charles S. Hughes performed the weddings of Massie Napier and Ardelia Coleman's children.
The Carter family married into some of the Woodson's from Wingina. The black Carter's were also slaves of the Cabell family. They were also dispersed throughout the friends and relatives of the Cabell's. Boy-- the institution of slavery, was devestating to African American families and their descendants.
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