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Westmoreland County VA Roots

Diane Sevier August 2, 2012

Hello,

My family have been traced back to Westmoreland County VA since the 1600 (s) approximately. My family is of mixed heritage and there have been rumors for years and the family still living say that most of it went to the grave with them. The last names are Thompson, Crabb and Hammond. I know Crabb were wealthly people from England and Hammond were farmers. I believe Thompson were black or mixed. I would love to know the story of what exactly we are made of. Thank you!

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  • August 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Diane,

    I also have Thompson ancestors that were from Westmoreland County. they were a part of the manumission by Robert Carter III at Nomini Hall. I would love to talk to you to see if we share common ancestors.

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