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

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