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Re: Slave descendants of the Cabell family
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Hello, Brenda & Derek:
Your dialogue on Native-Americans in connection with the Massie family of Nelson County, VA, has certainly caught my attention mainly because you have conducted such detailed research and are sharing it with us.
Many in my family have wondered if our grandmother, Margaret Essex Dillard Campbell had bloodlines to the Native American race based upon her looks and a tip provided to us that many African Americans born in Nelson County shared the blood-ties to the "Red, Black, and White" races. In fact, I have a tintype of one of her relatives, who strongly has the facial features thought to be that of early Native Americans. I would be glad to share this tintype with others.
My grandmother died at age 104, and we have a video tape in which she (finally) told us her family were slaves of the Massie family of Nelson County. This has been proven as documented by the Massie slave ledgers on record in Richmond Virginia.
An older relative of mine once told me that when my great grandmother, Elizabeth (Betsy White) Essex Gamble migrated from Nelson County she surrounded herself with others she knew from that place. Among these folks was the Rose family, who also moved to Washington, Pennsylvania with several others including the Dillard, Napper, Henderson, and Gamble families.
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