Penn / Pinn Family
Taliaferro / Toliver Family
Vaughn / Vaughan Family
African American Heritage
Jean L. Cooper
Cabell Family Papers
Monacan Nation Site
to Wingina, Nelson, Virginia
(African American line)
This is just an introduction to the Beverly family connection.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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