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Re: Slave descendants of the Cabell family
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According to information gathered from the Wingina post office, we are attached to at least 3 different Native American tribes.
They are the Monacan, who inhabited that huge mountain located at Rte 56, (james River Rd.
The Powhattan tribe (located on the other side of Buckingham County) heading toward Richmond.
And the Cherokee (located in Amherst, Lynchburg) and the othe side of Apalacian mountains, heading west and north west. Which explaines why many of our ancestors ended up in Pittsburg, PA, Illinois, and Kentucky.
These tribes shared the hunting grounds along the James River. There walking trail was "Glade Road" which, according to Dr. William Cabell, was created by the tribes, walking in single file, and also connects into the Apalacian Trail, which extends to New York State.
From my understanding, these tribes are also the children and descendants of the Algonquin Indians. After leaving the "Long-House", which stretched along the northern part of New York, and into Pennsylvania, (Routes 80, 81) , they traveled through Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, then settled in Amherst and Nelson County. Many of the Scotts-Irish also took this same route, and settled here.
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