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
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
My father William Alec Nicholas & his sisters Frances, Irene, Shirley, and Eva with their dog Pal
Cabell family at Edgewood - Wingina, Nelson, VA
William Nicholas with a WOODSON or ALLEN family member

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


Descendants of
Noah Venable
Wingina, Nelson, Virginia

(African American line)

Descendants of Noah Venable in 1900 - Midway Mills, Nelson, VA

Here are the children of Noah Venable, with his first wife Susan Tension. Before I continue, I'd like to reiterate the theme, and purpose of this website. It's called "Cousins and Kinfolk of Nelson County Virginia". What I mean by that, is that the children of the negro slaves of this area in Virginia, are all related and connected through an intriguing web of marriages that intertwined over a period of 220 years or so.

5 coffin purchases in 1909 that Alex Venable made to bury family members - Midway Mills, Nelson, VA

Now, these oldest traceable slaves, weren't necessarily related to each other. For the most part, they just shared slave quarters housed on the same plantations. It just so happened that these slave owners were all related, as well. Which enabled me to figure this all out.

As these children aged, they began to venture away from their immediate neighborhoods, in search for their future mates. It just so happened, hopefully unknown to them, that their future spouses were also related to the very individuals performing the same search for someone to marry. Now these individuals were not related directly by blood, as you will soon see, but to put this into perspective... their cousin, married a cousin of their spouses' cousin.

With that said, let's examine Noah Venable's first daughter. Her name was Fannie Venable, born 1867. She married Alexander Woodson, born 1866 from the same neighborhood in Wingina.

marriage of Alex Woodson and Fannie Venable - Midway Mills, Nelson, VA

Here are the children of Alexander Woodson and Fannie Venable: Mary Theresa, Walter, Junius, Ernest, Fannie, Nathaniel, Rosa, Hester Belle, Samuel, Coleman, and Polly.

The Woodson family of Wingina, Nelson, VA

Ernest Woodson, son of Alex and Fannie, married Catherine West. They had about 19 children, but only one child survived. His name is Haywood A.M. Woodson. Haywood married Novell Bernice Morse, born 1918. (See "Morse" family line).

Haywood and Novell's son Haywood, Jr., married Charlotte Rose. Charlotte's father, Charles A. Rose, was the son of John Rose, and Rebecca Lee Wayne - Nicholas. (See "Nicholas" family line).

Charlotte's mother, Charles A. Rose's wife, was Agnes Oretha Bolden. Agnes was the daughter of Charles Bolden, and Charlotte Isabella Jordan. Charles Bolden's sister was Easter Bolden, who was the second wife of my grand uncle James Nicholas. (See "Nicholas" family line).

The 2nd child of Noah Venable was Alex Venable, born in 1868. He married Clarissa Patteson.

marriage of Alex Venable and Clarissa Patteson - Wingina, Nelson, VA

Their daughter Ophelia Venable, married Douglas J. Morse. (See "Morse" family line).

We've already examined Noah's 3rd child Julia Venable, who married my great grandfather William Nicholas, (See "Nicholas" family line).

Noah's 4th child was William Henry Venable, born in 1877. William H., married Virginia "Jennie" Shipman. Virginia, was the daughter of Julia Allen (daughter of George Allen, and Anna Shan), and Abram Shipman. (See "Allen" family line).

marriage of Willian H. Venable and Virginia Jennie Shipman - Wingina, Nelson, VA

Julia Allen Shipman's second husband was Washington Nicholas (my 2nd great grandfather). (See "Nicholas" family line).

(1797 - 1960)