Central Virginia Heritage, Spring 2022 – Available Now!

Remembering Millwood: A Miller Plantation in Buckingham County, Virginia,
by Joanne L. Yeck

When assembling a family history, far too many budding genealogists discover that “there’s no one left to ask.” The previous generation is gone or doesn’t remember the stories we’re eager to hear, and we find ourselves starting from scratch.

Some years ago, I discovered that one of my
Miller cousins, Robbie J. Oliver (1890-1979),
had the foresight to interview her aunt, Nannie
Franklin (Miller) Goodman (1859-1953). In 1944, Nannie dictated a brief memoir, primarily recalling the slaves who lived at Millwood, her family’s antebellum plantation
in the northeast corner of Buckingham County, Virginia.

Well over half a century later, with the help of census, tax, and CSA records, along with vital statistics, I was able to confirm and expand on Nannie’s recollections. Born on February 8, 1859, Nannie clearly remembered the domestic servants who tended to the people in her home. The housekeeper, the butler, the cook, the nurse—these African-American servants cared for her, her parents, and her four sisters even beyond emancipation in 1865. 

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Contents of the Spring 2022 issue:

  • Remembering Millwood: A Miller Plantation in Buckingham County, Virginia, by Joanne L. Yeck…page 1
  • Company D—The Amber Grays Louisa, Fluvanna, Goochland, and Hanover Counties, and Field and Staff at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 1862, by Diane Inman…page 7
  • The 1950 Census: Are You Ready? By Thomas MacEntee…page 10
  • Statement of William Peebles of Tennessee, regarding the family of Peter and Mary Potts of Lunenburg County, Virginia…page 14
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) October 1895, transcribed by Diane Inman…page 16
  • Marriages in the Central Gazette (Charlottesville, Va.), transcribed by Jean Cooper…page 24
  • Excerpt from NYC Historical Vital Records Go Online! By Judy G. Russell…page 24

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Print copies of CVH Winter 2021 mailed

Hi, all — I’ve mailed all the print copies of the Central Virginia Heritage to those who have print subscriptions, so you should be getting them soon! (I thought I’d let you know — You never can tell with the PO having problems as it is.) — Jean Cooper, Editor

Central Virginia Heritage, Winter 2021 – Available Now!

Will of Mahala, a Free Woman of Color, Hanover County, Virginia, 1831

“In the name of God amen. I, Mahala, a free woman of color of the County of Hanover and parish of Saint Paul being in sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills….”

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Contents of the Winter 2021 issue:

  • Successful Cluster and Collateral Searching, by Thomas MacEntee
  • Lost No More: Buckingham Burials, a book review by Joanne L. Yeck
  • Company B—The Boyd Rifles from Goochland County, and Company C—The Travis Rifles from Buckingham County, at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 1862
  • Beazley Estate, Spotsylvania County VA, 1856
  • The Estate of Japheth Towler, Charlotte County, VA
  • The Will of Joseph Towler, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1818
  • The Will of Mahala, a Free Woman of Color, Hanover County, Virginia, 1831
  • A Brief Biography of William Campbell Scott, of Powhatan County, Virginia, by Jean L. Cooper
  • New FamilySearch Interface, by Barbara Branham
  • List of Hanover County (VA) Sheriffs (1753 to Present)
  • A History of Tarry Farm, White Hall, VA, by Katherine Spaar

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew at gmail dot com — The Editor.