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Re: Nelson County VA plantations

I took a look at 3 record groups that are for Nelson County, VA....although the surname McCue (no CUE) does appear and the surname Muril (once) none are Black folk. But they might provide information for a later date

Free Negro Register for Nelson County.......this was transcribed in the Central VA Heritage Journal (I posted a couple of months ago) McCue's, CUE's or MURRELL's appear.

1865 Cohabitation List for Nelson County. These records are part of Record Group 105 and list those individuals who legalized their relationships after the Civil War.

The surnames McCue, Cue or Merrill (and various spellings) does not appear with any of the couples legalizing their marriages, or among the names of Former Slave Owners that they listed.

Nelson County Death Records 1853 to 1896. Slave deaths are reported in the period 1853 to McCue, Cue or Murrell slave owners reported any deaths (enslaved individuals are not listed with surnames). I did not look at the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules to see if they reported owning any slaves, did you?

There was only 1 death reported for a Muril (which to me is close enough to Murrell), it was for:

Mary MURIL, white, female, died May 19, 1869 age 75.

McCue Deaths - all white.

1855 James McCue age 56
1858 James McCue age 1 month 3 days
1874 Martha McCue, age 62, age 62
1882 Cyrus McCue, age 73,
1896 Fannie J. McCue, age 70

There are a number of Murrill's listed in Lynchburg, and you do have movement in and out of those areas, what are the first names that you are looking for and in what time period?


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