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Roe Plantation

Location: Prince William Co., VA
Founded: ----

History: Near this site lived six generations of the Chinn family, one of Prince William County's early Black families. The family traces its heritage to Nance, a slave born in 1794 on the Roe Plantation near present day Lake Ridge. Nancy's daughter Mary Jane married Tom Chinn, a fellow slave and they had eight sons. Following emancipation the Chinns bought 500 acres along Telegraph and Davis Ford Roads. Several members of the family built homes in the area, known as Agnewville, or later Chinntown. One son ran a general store; another donated land on which the Mt. Olive Baptist Church stands. The family has a long history of service to the county. Several members are buried in the church's cemetery.

Associated surnames: Chinn

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1794 Slaves on Roe Plantation


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