African American genealogy in Nelson County, Virginia
Amherst County, Virginia established in 1761
Wingina Post Office, in Wingina, Nelson, Virginia

List of
African American
SURNAMES

Nicholas Family
of Wingina

Liberty Hall at Warminster owned by Dr. William Cabell, owner of the Swan Creek Plantation, Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia

Allen Family
Bailey Family
Barber/Barbour Family
Beverly Family
Bolden Family
Bowling Family
Braddock Family
Cabbell Family
Callen Family
Cashwell Family
Christian Family
Clopton Family
Coleman Family
Cottrell Family
Crockett Family
Diggs Family
Durrett Family
Early Family
Edmunds Family
Ellis Family
Epps Family
Essex Family
Fleming Family
Giles Family
Gilmore Family
Glover Family
Horsley Family
Hughes Family
Johnson Family
Jemison Family
Jett Family
Kidd Family
Ligon Family
Loving Family
Mack Family
Mayo Family
Mead(e,s) Family
Meredith Family
Mitchell Family
Morse Family
Napier Family
Nicholas Family
Oakrum Family
Page Family
Payne Family
Penn / Pinn Family
Powell Family
Revely Family
Rose Family
Sandidge Family
Shipman Family
Steptoe Family
Strange Family
Taliaferro / Toliver Family
Terrell Family
Tompkins Family
Thompson Family
Vaughn / Vaughan Family
Venable Family
Whitlock Family
Woodson Family
Yancy Family

Alexander Allen, father of Carlie Ann Allen

aunt Irene Nicholas & grandmom Carlie Ann Allen
Eva Bell Allen, sister of Carlie Ann Allen
Oack Ridge Estate - plaque
2-Disk DVD set of the Slave Descendants of the Cabell Family - Nelson, VA
Colonel Thomas Lygon roadside marker
VAHistory.org
Nelson County.com


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George Allen Family of Shipman, Nelson, Virginia
(African American line)

George Allen, born in 1820, and Anna Shan, born in 1831, were the parents of Alex Allen. They were from Seclusival, Shipman, Nelson, Virginia, located just west of Tye River and Gladstone, on the western edge of Findley's Mountain.

Grandma Carlie's list of family names.

Grandmom Carlie Allen's list of family names - ALLEN / PAYNE / SPINNER / MILLER connections

Anna Shan was a very fair-skin "Mulatto" and appears on the 1850 census. Our family pronounced her last name as "Zan". Anna, was originally a servant Robert Rives (1764 -1845) of the Oak Ridge Estate,Plantation. She later became a house keeper for William D. Ligon.
Here is the receipt of a coffin purchase made by John "Dock" Spinner, born 1851, son inlaw of Anna Shan. Anna's daughter Alice Allen, born 1857, was the wife of Dock Spinner. Anna Shan is buried at the Oak Ridge Plantation owned Robert Rives.
coffin purchase of Ann Allen

George Allen (son of Sampson Allen, born 1805, and Paulina Branch, born 1808), were slaves of the "Ligon" family of Shipman, Nelson, VA.
1870 Lovingston census record for George Allen

George Allen had 4 siblings. They were Scott, Stephen, Joseph and William. Scott Allen, born about 1839, was sent to work as a farm laborer of one of the children of William Massie (owner of the (Pharsalia Plantation) in Massies Mill, along with Ellen Payne, born 1850, who married Dandridge Mead. Ellen was the sister of Creasy Allen's husband Shadrick Payne.
marriage of Shadrick Payne and Creasy Allen

Creasy Allen is shown on grandma Carlie's list of family names.

Dandridge Mead (e,s) was the son of Thomas Meade. (See "Mead / Meade / Meades" family line). The brother of Thomas, was Solomon Meade, who's son Reubin Mead (e,s), was a slave of William Massie and Catherine Dodd Effinger's daughter, Martha Virginia Massie. Martha married, Joseph Fleetwood Ligon. The brother of Joseph Fleetwood's 2nd great grandfather Richard Ligon, was William Ligon. And William was the great grandfather of William Daniel Ligon, Jr., (slave owner of George Allen).

Here is a hand-written letter to grandma Carlie, from her father Alex Allen, back in 1924.

Alex Allen' letter to his daughter Carlie, in 1924

Here are the children of George Allen and Anna Shan:
John W., Julia, Alice, Nathaniel, Ida, Sallie, Edward, Lucretia "Creasy", Beauregard, Alexander "Alex", and Nannie.














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