I was going to say 'I found these people on the Nottoway—one half-drowned, and the other in a newly dug grave!'
Nottoway is an Indian word meaning "a snake, that is, an enemy."
The only one of the counties formed in 1789 that is now in Virginia is Nottoway.
There remained in their native seat two hundred Nottoway Indians, the only tribe of any consequence surviving in Virginia.
The Chowanoc and Nottoway and other cognate tribes adjoining the Tuscarora may have been offshoots from that tribe.
Nottoway River derives its name from the Indian tribe and the county honors both.
The Nottoway was higher than the Rappahannock is to-night, and you did not expect to meet me again—so soon!
From beyond the woods came the hollow roar of the Nottoway, which was swollen by a freshet.
By 1674 some of the colonists had crossed this line and were settling on the territory of the Nottoway Indians.