Penn / Pinn Family
Taliaferro / Toliver Family
Vaughn / Vaughan Family
African American Heritage
Jean L. Cooper
Wingina, Nelson, Virginia
(African American line)
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.
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.
Here are the children of Alexander Woodson and Fannie Venable: Mary Theresa, Walter,
Junius, Ernest, Fannie, Nathaniel, Rosa, Hester Belle, Samuel, Coleman, and Polly.
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.
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).
Julia Allen Shipman's second husband was Washington Nicholas (my 2nd great grandfather).
(See "Nicholas" family line).
(1797 - 1960)