Nathaniel Bezzelle, Bissell, Indian

On the Norfolk County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in 1851, Nathan Bissell, is listed as #1629, 23 years, 5 ft 4 inches, Indian complexion, Indian descent, April 22, 1851.

nathaniel bezzelle 1860

In the 1860 Census of Norfolk County, Virginia, above, we find the following:

Nathaniel Bezzelle, age 42, is listed as an Indian farm laborer.  His (presumed) wife, due to her age, Julia, age 30, is listed as an Indian laborer.  Underneath those two are listed their presumed children, although relationships aren’t stated: Pastora, age 14, Indian, Lovett, age 12, Indian, William B., 11, Indian, Susanna R., 8, Indian and Policia, 2, Indian.

Nathaniel is born in North Carolina and Julia is born in Virginia

Hat tip to James Nickens for this information.

About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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1 Response to Nathaniel Bezzelle, Bissell, Indian

  1. Charlie Butler says:

    Edward Carter (b1690) purchased 300 acres in Bertie County,NC on the Potecasi an Indian Path in1730. (Dau) Margaret 1730 married James Nickens 1722 Paul Heinegg. James Nickens and Edward Carter on the Petition for the Meherrin Indians. Are the Carters Meherrins

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