SANKOFA'S SLAVERY DATA COLLECTION
Location: Roanoke District, Charlotte Co., VA
History: Ridgeway Plantation was owned by the Carrington family. The Carrington slaves attended nearby Roanoke Presbyterian Church.
Following Emancipation, the ex-slaves adopted surnames other than Carrington, such as Davis and Canada. Mrs. Carrington offered Abel Davis, a former slave who gained a reputation amongst the slaves as a preacher, an acre of land to build a Church. Upon that acre of land the Ridgeway Presbyterian Church was built in 1876.
Associated surnames: Canada, Carrington, Davis
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1818-1865: Slaves of David Anderson
From Ridgeway Presbyterian Church History and Cemetery Transcription, submitted by The USF Africana Heritage Project http://www.africanaheritage.com/uploads/1028/RidgewayPrespChurchCemeteryandHistory.txt
- Rev. Abel Davis: founder of Ridgeway Presbyterian Church
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