|This list, entitled "Negro Ages," was probably prepared by John E.
S. Major, or by his father, George Bernard Major, at the end of the War
Between the States. It is among the Major - Marable Family Papers collection
of the Williamsburg Foundation Library. It lists slaves, and their dates
of birth, presumably held by the Major family. A number of these people
may have come from the Marable family, however. The two families were very
close in Charles City County in the 1800's.
If you can keep this straight, you are to be commended:
John E. S. Major had just married Maria L. Marable, daughter of Edward Henry Marable and granddaughter of Elizabeth Major. On her Major side, however, Maria was a Marable as well since Elizabeth Major was the daughter of John Major, Sr. and Martha Marable (daughter of George Marable of Westover Parish).
John E. S. Major was the son of George Bernard Major and Elmora Catherine Griffeth Marable (a great granddaughter of George Marable of Westover Parish). Moreover, George Bernard Major was the son of John Major, Sr. and Martha Marable, mentioned above, and was, thus, himself a grandson of George Marable of Westover Parish.