African American genealogy in Nelson County, Virginia
Dr. William Cabell wall plaque at Midway Mills, Nelson County, Virginia
Bremo Estate in Fluvanna, Virginia
Wingina Post Office, in Wingina, Nelson, Virginia

List of
African American

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
aunt Irene Nicholas & grandmom Carlie Ann Allen
Cabell family at Edgewood - Wingina, Nelson, VA

African American Heritage
2-Disk DVD set of the Slave Descendants of the Cabell Family - Nelson, VA
Jean L. Cooper
Cabell Family Papers
Monacan Nation Site


Beverly Family from the Bremo Plantation in Fluvanna
to Wingina, Nelson, Virginia

(African American line)

This is just an introduction to the Beverly family connection.

Native American Artifacts found in Wingina, Nelson, VA

Let's begin with Charles Early's grandmother. (See "Early" family line).
Her name was Emily Beverly, born in 1813. She married Sam Early in 1856.

Nelson County Freedman marriages of Nelson County in 1865 of freed slaves

Emily Early and a few other slaves were given to Anne Blaws Cocke (wife of Nathaniel Francis Cabell), by her father Gen. John Hartwell Cocke of the Bremo Plantation in Fluvanna, VA. and ended up on the same plantation in Wingina, called the Swan Creek Plantation at Liberty Hall, as Old John Nicholas (a.k.a "old man Jack"). (See "Old John Nicholas").
portrait of General Hartwell Cocke

The Beverly lines extends to Appomattox, VA as well. The progenitor and oldest ancestors of the African American lines, who were descended from the blood-lines of the Monacan Indian tribes, categorized as "Mulatto", was Barsheba Beverly, born 1740, and her brother Nathan Beverly born 1743. These 2 siblings appears to have originated in the Goochland area of Virginia, and Appomattox, then migrated to Nelson County, and Amherst.
True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

Barsheba's son William Beverly, born 1770 in Buckingham, VA was mulatto farm laborer of William C. Jordan.

William (the mulatto) Beverly, married 1st, Edy Pinn/Penn. His 2nd wife was Judith Sparrow. They moved from Buckingham to Nelson County, then lived for a short while in Appomattox, then settled in Peddlar, Amherst, VA, near Bear Mountain, then finally to Lynchburg.
marriage of William Beverly and Judith Sparrow in Nelson County, VA

Here a page from the diary of William Daniel Cabell of Norwood, Nelson, VA (son inlaw of Nathaniel Francis Cabell while residing at Liberty Hall, when he was married to Nate's daughter, Elizabeth Nicholas Cabell. In this diary he describes his life and times at this Cabell home.
diary page of William Daniel Cabell at Liberty Hall on the Swan Creek Plantation in Nelson County, VA

Here is the transcription of text in document dated 1862: General Sheridan Custer, Merril Devon and Fitzhough were in Armmand and my activity during the war, was offset by severe punishment. And it was at such a time that evidences of the fidelity of the colored people, were displayed in many ways. Emily Early (old Mammy) was the most remarkable. She acted as far as she could as Mother of the children left in her care when she had nursed. She took several bags of my most important papers and put them at the head of her bed and saved them all. Old man Jack, my head man, was equally faithful and attentive to my interest. He extinguished the fire that had been put on the Canal Bridge to destroy it and then saved it. He collected about twenty horses that were broken down and shot but not killed with which we afterward made a crop.

As with many of the first slaves in this area of central Virginia, housed on these plantations, they were not necessarily related to each other, as far as I can tell for the slave holders estate wills, and Chancery Court documents... however, their children and grandchildren were. There were only limited numbers of available spouses within these adjacent neighborhoods. Inturn, cousins, and related individuals married one another...either knowingly, or unknowingly.

A slave named Edward Beverly, Sr. born 1828, came from Appomattox. He married Izetta, born 1830. Their son Edward "Ned" Beverly, Jr., born 1859 married Malinda Spencer of Gladstone, Nelson, VA Their daughter Cora Eliza Beverly, born 1908, married Peter Beverly, Jr., born 1899.

Now Peter, was the son of Peter Beverly, Sr., (of Appomattox) and Mary Louisa Scott. Peter Sr., was son of Anderson Beverly, born 1818, brother or fellow slave on the same plantation of Emily Beverly mentioned earlier. It's difficult to prove the blood connections of these ancestored mulatto slaves, and free persons, but the slave owners themselves, were related to each others family lines. Consisting of the Cabell, Horsley, and Megginson lines.

These en-tangled webs of marriages are prevalent throughout the entire history of our family lines.

The Beverly family lines connect directly to the Sparrow, Pinn, Early, Scott, Spencer, Whaley, Jackson, Bailey, Ellis, Glover, Kidd, Baker, Powell, Terry, Tyree, Hughes, Strange, Giles, Durrett, Diggs.
With extended kinfolk of the Vaughn/Vaughan, Giles, Essex. and Epps lines.

In depth look at the "Beverly" family of Wingina, Nelson, VA to Amherst (1770 - 1981)