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Cheryl's Work in Progress


Location-based Work for USBH Project

Nelson County, Virginia

  1. Confederate Payrolls--Finish making owner and slave profiles, connect https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Confederate_Slave_Payrolls%2C_Nelson_County%2C_Virginia
Payroll 71--Done
Payroll 123--Done
Payroll 452--Done
Payroll 677--Done
Payroll 695--Done
Payroll 917
Payroll 920
Payroll 1128
Payroll 1144
Payroll 1361

Plantations--Pharsalia (William Massie), Soldiers Joy (Samuel Cabell), Swan Creek Plantation (Cabell), Liberty Hall, Edgewood (Cabell)[in Nelson?], Red Hill (Cabell), Bon Aire (Cabell), Union Hill (Col. William Cabell.), Rock Cliff (William Andrew Horsley), Colleton (Col. William Cabell), Christ Church (Hubbard), Old Norwood (William Daniel Cabell, son of Mayo Cabell), Montezuma (Col. William Cabell, given to his son Landon), Stuman (Frederick Mortimer Cabell), Gladstone (William Horsley), Inglewood (Cabell), Variety Mills (Cabell), Oak Ridge (Robert Rives), Harewwood, Three Springs (Massie), Level Green Plantation (Dr. Thomas Massie), Montebello (Thomas Massie, Sr), Blue Rock (Thomas Massie, Sr)[in Nelson?], White Plains (Loving), Warminster, Midway Mills, Tusculum Plantation --found in AMHERST, do later (Capt. David Crawford II, then William Sidney Crawford [son of Capt. David, IV & Lucy Henderson], then Sidney Fletcher in 1849, and in 1898 to John Jay Williams. Tusculum stayed in the Williams family until 1987 when it was sold to Dr. Clarence "Bud" Edwards. It was later bought by Sweet Briar College. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112273748/david-crawford : accessed 14 February 2022), memorial page for David Crawford III (1697–Jul 1766), Find a Grave Memorial ID 112273748, ; Maintained by R.J. (contributor 47105364) Cremated, Other, who reports a Burial place unknown at this time..https://sbc.edu/museum/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/tusculum-exhibition.pdf), Sweet Briar (Elijah and Maria (Crawford) Fletcher) probably also in Amherst. List of plantations here: https://www.nelsonscenicloop.com/places/history-culture/plantations/ Check this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plantations_in_Virginia

  1. African-American cemeteries (need to identify)--https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Nelson_County%2C_Virginia%2C_African-American_Cemeteries (see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Locust_Grove_Baptist_Church_Cemetery%2C_Rockfish%2C_Virginia )
  2. African-American settlements/communities (need to identify)
  3. Slave narratives (none identified for Nelson County on quick scan)
  4. Underground railroad routes/stops (none found yet)
  5. Military (such as "Colored Infantry of...") unlikely Union troops directly from Nelson County (see https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/united-states-colored-troops-the/#:~:text=At%20least%205%2C723%20black%20soldiers,likely%20joined%20in%20other%20locations. )
  6. Run-away slave ads
  7. Freedmens Bureau Records--marriage registrations, contracts, court settlements
  8. Church records (need to identify) ( see https://nelsonheritagecenter.com/nelsonaachurchestwo.html )
  9. Court records
  10. Tax records
  11. Census records
  12. Newspapers (need to identify)
  13. Ship manifests (seems unlikely, but need to check)
  14. SlaveVoyages.org Oceans of Kinfolk (few records for Nelson County seen at first glance)
  15. Virginia Open Data Portal https://data.virginia.gov/browse?tags=library+of+virginia
  16. A List of Slaves and Free persons of color received in the Penitentiary of Virginia (includes some owners from Nelson County such as Cabell) from https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/aan/search-the-narrative
  17. Colored Poll Book, Magisterial District No. 3 & 5, Nelson County, Va from https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/aan/search-the-narrative

Slave Owner/Slave Research in Progress

  • Family Builder client --finish or hand off, resign from team (timing is not a good fit with my new family responsibilities)
  • Complete slaves listing for Baptist family profiles

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Family Research

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