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Cumberland County, Virginia, USA

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    Samuel C Lancaster (1799 - 1859)
    Biography Samuel C Lancaster was born on April 13, 1799, in Clover Forest, Cumberland Co, Virginia, USA. His parents were John Lancaster, IV Of Clover Forest Plantation and Margaretta Drusilla Lancas...
  • Dr. William Ward (1752 - 1835)
    Slave owner In the census of 1810 he is listed as owning 14, in the one from 1820, he owns 20, and in in 1830 he owned 38.
  • Samuel Lemuel Atkinson (1720 - 1794)
    DAR# A201623 Will of Samuel Atkinson, 1794 Cumberland Co., VA, WB 3, Page 34, dated 7 May 1794: I Samuel Atkinson of Cumberland County being in good health and of perfect disposing mind sence & me...
  • John Thruston Thorton (1825 - 1862)
    JOHN THURSTON THORNTON. Lawyer. Bom in Cumberland County, 1825, son of William Thornton. Graduate of Hampden Sydney College, 1842. Graduate in law of University of Virginia. Practiced law in Farmvil.e....
  • William Campbell Scott (1808 - 1865)
    Residence : 1850 - Pohatan county, part of, Powhatan, Virginia, USA** Reference: 1850 United States Federal Census - SmartCopy : Dec 2 2022, 20:09:32 UTC

Cumberland County was established in 1749 from Goochland County. The county is named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II of Great Britain. Cumberland County was also home to the Fleming family, which included Judge John Fleming and his son Judge William Fleming.

From 1749 until 1777, when the eastern portion was detached to form Powhatan County, Mosby Tavern served as the county courthouse. The tavern subsequently became known as "Old Cumberland Courthouse." In 1778 the narrow triangular area bordering the southern bank of the James River was annexed from Buckingham County.

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