African American genealogy in Nelson County, Virginia
Dr. William Cabell wall plaque at Midway Mills, Nelson County, 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
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

1880 Lovingston Census - showing Abram Shipman & Julia Allen
My grandparents - Carlie Ann Allen & Arthur Garfield Nicholas
1880 Lovingston Census showing Washington Nicholas - Sophia Diggs - and Sukey Diggs, Sophia's grandmother
Nelson Heritage Center
2-Disk DVD set of the Slave Descendants of the Cabell Family - Nelson, VA
Unknown No Longer
Nelson Historical Soc.


Nicholas Family of Wingina, Nelson, Virginia
(African American line)
Page 2
Descendants of Washington Nicholas
(2nd Generation)
William Nicholas with a Woodson or Allen family member standing on farm in Midway Mills, Nelson, Virginia

Grandmom Carlie Allen's list of family names - NICHOLAS / ALLEN / VENABLE connections
The father of my great grandfather William Nicholas was Washington Nicholas, born in 1840. Washington was also married twice. His first wife was Sophia Diggs, born in 1842. Sophia was the daughter of Lewis and Betsey Diggs. Washington Nicholas and Sophia Diggs both appear of the slave list of Nathaniel Francis Cabell, residing at Liberty Hall in Warminster, Nelson, Virginia. Sophia was a cook.
List of negro servants residing at Liberty Hall, Nelson County, Virginia - 1862
negro servants on the Swan Creek Plantation at Cabell Farms - Warminster, Nelson, Virginia

Washington and Sophia had four natural children together, and one adopted son named Wash Nicholas -Tompkins who was born in 1860. These four children were William, Fannie, Margaret, and Laura! Washington Nicholas, was born a slave. He worked as a farm laborer harvesting tobacco for the Cabell family, then as a coal miner.

marriage of Washington Nicholas & Sophia Diggs at Liberty Hall on the Swan Creek Plantation
Washington's second wife was Julia Allen, who was the daughter of George Allen, and Anna Shan/Shand. The children of Washington and Julia were Andrew, Nina, and Gracy.
marriage of Washington Nicholas & Julia Allen Shipman

Julia Allen, was also married twice. Her first husband was Abram Shipman, born in 1850. The children of Julia and Abram were William, Ella, Bettie, Virginia, and Eva.

marriage of Abram Shipman & Julia Allen

Continue to page #3 - descendants of "Old John" Nicholas - 1st generation