Hi, Madelyn: My grandmothers family was in Gloucester in the 1800s. I've been trying to make a connection to some info I found in York County, Va. The plantation was Portobello. Francis Bright owner. His daughter Susannah Bright Married a Gaines Dean of Mathews Va. He leased his slaves out to Lynchburg, Mathews, and Gloucester County. This was on a record of 1812 to 1820 on micro film. It listed the slaves but I could varify because they didn't list the names of the five children. It list the name Sarah and Armstead, Bill , Joe;but not the names of the children. I was not able to find any info thus far on Gains Dean either. My ancestors would have been Thomas and his wife Agnes; There son Joseph Married Cinderilla Bright; Cinderella's parents were William Bright and Lucy Carter. They were cousins. Joseph raised and trained race horses. He also owned land in Cappahosic Va. across from the Robt. Moton Center. in Gloucester County. Joseph siblings were Robert, Mahalia, and Benjamin. Cinderilla's siblings were Miles,William,James, Georgetta, Jennie. The 1870 Census list William Bright as age 50. His wife Lucy age 40 yrs. The 1880 Census list Thomas Bright as age 80 yrs. andAgnes Age 70 yrs. My grandmother Annie Bright Green The Gloucester County Clerks office nore info then I orginally expected because it was a "burned county". I speculated, but can't prove that they came orginally from York County. Simply because of the location of the plantation and that they could of come by way of boat to the property in Cappahosic.They were also oysterman. Thanks for the reply. 0313/00 Marsha Green Spencer.