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How were slave surnames attached to deceased slave
How were surnames attached to deceased slaves, prior to 1862?
I ask this question because I have about 70 African American family gravesites of ancestors and relatives, scattered throughout Nelson County, VA - extending from Albemarle (near Charlottesville), down to Lynchburg.
But I've also noticed names of relatives carved into these stones, or rocks showing their lastnames, who died in the early 1830's.
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