Slave Descendants of Nelson County Virginia

Slave_Descendants_of_Nelson_CountyDerek Nicholas,
Newland, NJ.

Hello, my name is Derek G. Nicholas. I am going to tell you a fascinating story of the descendants of Cabell family slaves located in Nelson County, Virginia. This is not just the story of my directly related ancestors stemming from a single individual bloodline… but an intriguing story of an entire county of negro slaves, along with their descendants who are all related by a long, and extensive web of en-tangled marriages dating back to 1740. Encompassing a four hundred and seventy five square mile area of central Virginia, located in Lovingston, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains known as the Piedmont Plateau.

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