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Re: Slave descendants of the Cabell family
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Yes! one of you guys at Afrigeneas, and or Jean Cooper from the Univerisity of Virginia, Charlottesville, sent me the full copy of the Nelson County Freedman's Book of Marriages of 1865, already. And I am truly indebted to you guys, for that.
For, without this book, it's now way on earth would I be able figure out who my ancestors were. My grandmom Carlies Ann Allen documented a list of family names, dating back to 1820.
Nathaniel Francis Cabell's list of inherited slaves, and his diary, filled in the rest.
The least I can do, is share this information with all of the descendants (and their are litterally hundreds), with everyone who has an interest.
I really need an army of people, relatives, and family contacts, because there are so many family links, branches, and stories that needs to be compiled, just for the sake of history itself. The history of Nelson county is simply facinating. I goes back to the birthof this county. I've trace our histories back to 1720, in Jamestown. But this is where our African American history stops! Or begins, at least in the new world.
I guess I'm satisfied with the results, even though I can't trace my ancestors back to Africa. At least I know, that we as African Americans, are more American that most of the imigrants to this county.
We've been here since the beginning. We helped carve out the new frontier, faught in every war.
I am trully blessed! More than you will ever know.
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