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51 Ann Henry was born to John and Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry on the Studley farm in Hanover County, Virginia, probably between 1773 and 1780.
She married William Christian ca 1768. He read law in her brother Patrick’s office in the 1760’s. He was born about 1743 in Staunton, Augusta County to Israel and Elizabeth (Starke) Christian. William and Ann had six children: Priscilla, (1770-November 11, 1806), married Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816); Sarah Winston, (_______) married Dr. Walter Warfield, of Lexington, Ky., had children; Elizabeth Bowyer, (1772-November 13, 1834), married Richard Dickinson, (1763-1810); Ann Henry, married John Pope (1770-1845),died March 1, 1806; John Henry, born in 1781, died November 5, 1800), unmarried; Dorothea Dandridge, (June 5, 1785-September 17, 1840), married Dr. James Fishback (1776-1845).
Col. William Christian was a noted Indian fighter, soldier, and politician. He was a militia officer in the Anglo-Cherokee War (1758-61) and in Dunmore’s war (1774). For his military services, he received 5 land grants in 1774 totalling 8, 000 acres. In 1776, he was appointed colonel in the 1st Virgiinia Regiment of the Continental Army, serving in eastern Virginia, but when the Cherokees commenced war again, he resigned the commission to become a colonel in the militia against the Cherokees on the western frontier. His efforts forced some chiefs to agree to peace and he was a commissioner in the following negotiations and treaty.
In addition to his military activities, He was a delegate to the House of Burgesses for two terms 1772-1776, a delegate to the first four Virginia Revolutionary Conventions, a representative to the House of Delegates in 1776, and a representative to the Senate for 5 terms between 1776 and 1783, representing Fincastle, Botetourt, and several nearby counties.
He moved his family to Kentucky in 1785, where he played a major role in the establishment of Fort William, which later became the city of Louisville. He developed Bullitt Lick Salt Works, Kentucky’s first industry. He built one of the first stone houses in the state that later became a popular roadside tavern. He was one of the original trustees of Transylvania Seminary, which later became Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky
He was killed April 9,1786, in a battle with an Indian raiding party near the site of modern day Jeffersonville, Indiana. His name is permanently memorialized in Christian Counties in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois. Ann died May 27, 1790 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. 
Henry, Ann (I752)
 
52 Ann Shackelford was born to William and Judith (Dabney) Shackelford about 1779-82 in King and Queen County, Virginia.





1810 census, King Y Queen Co., VA, George Dillard M 2 0-9, 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 1 45+; F 4 0-9, 1 26-44
1820 census, King & Queen Co., VA, George Dillard, M 1 0-9, 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 1 45+; F 1 0-9, 1 10-15, 2 16-25, 1 45+ 
Shackelford, Ann (I1849)
 
53 Ann Waller was born to Col. John and Agnes (Carr) Waller October 24, 1742, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
She was the second wife of James Bullock, born February 23, 1735 to Edward Bullock of Hanover County. They had six children: Waller, born 1774, died 1853, married first Ann Overton Burch, born 1788, second Maria (Logan)Todd, born 1788, was a Justice of the Peace and sheriff in Scott County, Kentucky; Agnes/Agatha, born 1776, married Robert Bullock, a cousin; Anne Waller, born 1780, married John Redd, son of Mordecai and Agatha (Minor) Redd; Elizabeth, married Thomas Minor Redd, June 20, 1805, married second Samuel Ware; Dorothy, born 1783, married 1805 Samuel Redd, born 1779, died 1859; and Martha (Patsy) Pomfrett, married 1814 Stapleton Crutchfield Burch. James’ first wife was Rebecca Wingfield. They had five children: Thomas, born 1766, died July 29, 1841, married 1st Lucy Redd December 25, 1790, in Woodford County, Kentucky, had 16 children; James, died young; Wingfield, married Nancy Bullock, lived at Shelbyville, Kentucky, postmaster, state legislator, U. S. congressman 1821, died 1821; Mildred, married George Winn, had five children; and Barbara, married Benjamin Wilson, had six children.
In the late 1750’s and early 1760’s, James Bullock served two tours in the Virginia Militia under Captain William Phililips in the French and Indian War. He inherited land in Louisa County from his father, Edward Bullock, about 1759/60. In the 1767 Louisa tax lists, he was charged with 244 acres. He and Rebecca sold their land in Louisa in 1768 and moved to adjacent Hanover County. Rebecca died between 1770, when she signed a dower release, and 1773, when James remarried to Ann Waller.
From 1782 to 1788, he was charged in the Hanover tax lists with 245 and 73 acres, 16-17 slaves, 5-9 horses, and 29-34 cattle. In 1786, he handled the settlement of his father’s estate as executor. He applied for a bounty land grant from the State of Virginia for his prerevolutionary military service and received a patent signed June 1, 1785, by Governor Patrick Henry for 2,000 acres in Fayette County, Kentucky, which was a very large area that was later divided into 56 counties with James’ parcel in Woodford County. In March, 1788, he and Nancy sold their farm of 245 acres in Hanover County for £200 and moved to Fayette County. From 1789 to 1811, he was recorded in the Fayette tax lists with 200 acres and occasional additional rented land. He probably sold or gave to relatives most of his bounty land. When the 1810 census was taken, James and Ann were living in Lexington, Fayette County, aged over 45 with a male 10-15 and a female 16-25. James died in June, 1813. His will was signed May 18, 1813 and proved July 1813. Among bequests to Ann and their children, he left £60 for several aged slaves. Ann died February 3, 1828. 
Waller, Ann (I1968)
 
54 Ann “Nancy” Winston was born to was born to Peter and Elizabeth (Povall) Winston July 23, 1782, in Henrico County, Virginia.
She married Benjamin Mosby October 12, 1798, in Henrico County. He was born in September, 1771, 3 months after his father’s death, and died in 1827. They had eleven children: Peter Winston, born February 7, 1800, died unmarried in Mississippi; Elizabeth, born at ”Greenwood," in Henrico County, December 1, 1801, died December 22, 1872, married June 28, 1820, Mann Satterwhite Valentine, listed in 1820-1860 censuses; John Otway, born December 29, 1803, married first, August 4, 1823, Rachel Cottrell, second, July 12, 1827, Lenora Pearce; Robert Povall, born January 14, 1809, married Sarah ____; Mary Ann, born May 28, 1811, married January 1, 1833, Thomas Delaware Quarles; Sarah Winston, born November 10, 1813, married October 19, 1842, Benjamin B. Miles; Benjamin, born June 5, 1716, died unmarried; Lucy Allen , born August 13, 1819 ; married Alfred Valentine Crenshaw; Patrick Henry, born Oct. 8, 1821, died March 10, 1822; William Henry , born May 24, 1823, died unmarried; Susanna Virginia, born Nov. 24, 1825, died in infancy.
As a young man, Benjamin was a clerk for a Scotch merchant in Richmond. He operated an auction and commission business with a partner between 1799 and1812, , owned a tavern, was a trustee in deeds of trust, and acted as agent in the sale of slaves and varous tracts of land. He served as County Coroner in 1816. He died in 1827 and his son, John Otway Mosby, advertised the sale of his country residence, Greenwood, with 350 acres, 100 of them cleared, a house with 7 rooms, barns, wooded area, and 50 acres of creek meadow. 
Winston, Ann “Nancy” (I2255)
 
55 Anna Dabney was born to John and Anna (Harris) Dabney ca 1746-50 in Hanover or Albemarle County.
She married Henry (Harry) Terrell in Hanover County ca 1769/70. He was probably born in Hanover County near the Pamunkey River to Joel and Sarah Elizabeth (Oxford) Terrell in 1730-32. Henry and Anna had ten children. Eight were born in Bedford County:: Mary (Polly), who died young; Joel, who later lived near his father in South Carolina and died in middle age; Robert Harris, who was shot accidentally about 1781; Edward Garland, who died at Tantown, VA, in 1797; John Dabney, born October 14, 1773, died 1850; Samuel Davis; Elizabeth Oxford, married David Mozeley of Georgia; and George Washington, who lived in Jackson County, Georgia, later Marion County, Alabama, married Millie Mozeley of Habersham County, Georgia. The two youngest were born in North Carolina: William Higgins, born 1784, died 1857 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Ann Dabney, born after 1784, died before 1797. Henry’s wife Anna died after the birth of Ann and Henry remarried to Sarah Dyer, a daughter of his overseer. They had two children, Patsy and Henry.
Henry was executor of the estates of his father, Joel; his father-in-law, John Dabney; and John’s father, Cornelius Dabney II. Emma Dicken’s Terrell Genealogy states that he moved to Bedford County about 1766/67, but his first recorded land purchase in Bedford was dated in 1771 (month not visible).
Early in 1776, he organized a company of militia volunteers and in March entered active service in the Fifth Virginia Regiment. After about two years, he transferred to the Commissary Department. When his term of service there expired, he returned to militia service and was promoted to Major. He raised a new group of volunteers that with other recruits formed a regiment with Henry as Colonel. In 1780, they were sent to relieve Charleston, and in 1781 were at the siege of Yorktown, where Henry was severely wounded.
In late 1783 or early 1784, he moved to Guilford County, North Carolina, where county boundary changes shifted his land into Rockingham County, then Stokes County. Ann had two more children in North Carolina, William Higgins and Ann Dabney. The Stokes County tax rolls list Henry in 1790 (the earliest record available) and last in 1793, when he moved to South Carolina. There, he settled in Pendleton County, later Pickens County, where he bought 640 acres on Eastatoe Creek and 320 acres on Osbuoy Creek recorded in 1796.
His will was dated April 1797 and proved January 26, 1798. He left to Joel, his eldest son, the land on which he was then living, contingent on Joel paying $200 to Henry’s estate for distribution to other heirs. To his wife, Sarah, he lent six slaves, all the household furnishings, two horses, a saddle and bridle, and a wagon. He ordered that a 320 acre tract be sold and another piece of land be purchased near his farm to be lent to his wife for her support and after her death given to his two children with her, Henry and Patsy Terrell. He ordered that his land on Little Eastitoe and Crow Creeks be sold and the proceeds used for schooling for the youngest sons of his first marriage, Samuel, George W., and William H. The remainder of his estate to be divided among six of his first children, Edward G., John D., Samuel D., George W., William H., and Elizabeth O. As executors, he appointed Thomas, Peter, and David Terrell and Joel Richardson.
His son, John Dabney Terrell, described his father as having an “education of the common English, wrote a beautiful hand, had much more mind than acquirements, was strictly a confidential and business man, though not of the first order; his kindness of heart would not let him. His mental powers were of a sound grade, He was among the best of fathers that ever lived. His worst fault I've long very plainly seen was his indulgence to his children and everybody.”
Some of his descendants applied for bounty land grants based on his military service. For his service as a captain and major during the early part of the war, they received 4 warrants totalling 5333 acres in 1813 and for his service as a colonel in the later phase, they received 4 warrants totalling 3753 acres in 1851. 
Dabney, Anna (I682)
 
56 Anna Dabney was listed last in W. H. Dabney’s Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia, but the gaps of four and five years between Lucy and Isaac and between Isaac and Henry make it more likely that she was born before or after Isaac. No other record of her has been found. The absence of information indicates that she probably died relatively early. Dabney, Anna (I28)
 
57 Anna Maria Syme was born to Col. John Syme Jr. and Sarah Hoops Syme ca 1774 in Hanover County, Virginia.
She married Lemuel Riddick of Suffolk County. He was born July 1, 1763, the only son of Lemuel Riddick Sr. (1711-1776), a prominent public leader. and his wife, Esther (Robbins) Pugh Riddick, who left him 225 acres called Jericho. This researcher has been unable to find Lemuel and Anna Maria’s children.
During the Revolutionary War, he suffered considerable damage to his properties from British troops and Virginia state troops quartered there. As a young man, he took legal training. A letter from Josiah Parker to George Washington in 1791 recommending him for a position in the Customs Department was followed with an appointment as a surveyor before the end of the year. He was also appointed excise inspector for Suffolk County in March 1792.
In 1787, the earliest land tax list available, Lemuel was charged with 175 acres and 2 town lots. His land increased to 607 acres in 1788-1799, then declined to 275 acres and 3 lots from 1801 to 1811, when his entry changed to Lemuel Riddick’s estate, indicating his death
He was a lawyer who was active in politics and represented Nansemond County in the General Assembly from 1801 to 1810. Lemuel died February 10,1811. 
Syme, Anna Maria (I2275)
 
58 Anne Dabney was born to Cornelius Dabney II and his wife, Sarah Jennings about 1733 in Hanover County, Virginia.
She was married to Nathaniel Thompson before October, 1764, when Cornelius mentioned his daughter, Anne Thompson, in his will. Three other sisters’ husbands were given token bequests, perhaps to protect their wives legally or morally against the custom of coverture. This suggests that Nathaniel may have been deceased in 1764.. His forename is given in a Brown Family bible that reports a marriage of Mary, a daughter of Nathaniel and Anna Dabney Thompson, to Bezaleel Brown. Attempts by this researcher to identify Nathaniel Thompson in Hanover County records have been unsuccessful because of the numerous contemporary persons bearing hs name. 
Dabney, Anne (I477)
 
59 Anne Henry was born to Patrick and Sarah (Shelton) Henry July 19, 1767, in their home on Roundabout Creek in Louisa County, Virginia.
She married Spencer Roane September 7, 1786. They had seven children: William Henry, born 1787, married twice, one daughter, represented Hanover County in Virginia General Assembly 1831-34, U. S. Senator 1837-41,, died 1845 in Hanover County; Patrick, born 1789, died 1791; Fayette, born 1792, married Elizabeth Hunt, one daughter, died 1819 in Kentucky; Patrick Henry, born 1793, died 1814, unmarried; Julia, born 1796, married James L. Saunders of Goochland Co., VA; Anne, born 1797, died young; and Elizabeth, born 1798, died in infancy 1799.
Spencer Roane was born April 4, 1762 in Essex County and became a prominent Virginia lawyer, politician, and jurist. He represented Essex County for two terms from 1783 to 1785. He was appointed to the Virginia Council of State, 1785-1786 and served in the state senate from 1788 to 1789. In 1789, when he was only 27, he was appointed a judge in the Virginia General Court, and in 1794 he was appointd to the Virginia Court of Appeals, later the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals, where he served for 26 years. He was an advocate for states rignts against the U. S. Constitution which led him into vigorous controversies with John Marshall of the U. S Supreme Court.
He died in 1822 at Warm Springs, Virginia, where he had gone in the hope that the medicinal baths would benefit his illness. 
Henry, Anne (I1943)
 
60 Anne Madison was born to Thomas and Susanna (Henry) Madison in Botetourt County, Virginia. Her birth year is unclear.
She was mentioned as living in her father’s 1798 will and was absent from her mother’s 1810 census entry, so she probably died between 1798 and 1810. 
Madison, Anne (I1937)
 
61 Anne Payne was born to John and Mary (Coles) Payne about 1779 in the Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting in Hanover County, Virginia.
She married Richard Cutts March 30, 1804, in Washington, District of Columbia. They had seven children: James Madison, born July 29, 1805, married Ellen D. O’Neale, died May 11, 1863; Thomas, born December 1, 1806, married Hannah H. Irvine December, 1833, died September 2, 1838; Walter Coles, born August 7, 1808, lost at sea; Richard, born January 21, 1810, died October, 1815; Dolly Payne Madison, born July 13, 1811, died December 13, 1838; Mary Estelle Elizabeth, born September 16, 1814, died young; and Richard Dominicus, born September 21, 1817, married Martha Jefferson Hackley 1845, died December 13, 1883.
Richard was a congressman from Massachusetts. He was born June 28, 1771 on Cutts Island, near Pepperellborough (Saco), Maine, where his family were were ship captains, owners, merchants and builders. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and graduated from Harvard University. He studied law and engaged in commercial pursuits. He was elected to the Masschusetts House of Representatives in 1799 and 1800, then to the U. S. House of Representatives from 1801 to 1813. After the onset of the War of 1812, he was appointed superintendent general of military supplies and served from 1813 to 1817. He was then appointed Second Comptroller of the Treasury on March 6, 1817, and served in this capacity until March 21, 1829.
Anne died August 14, 1832, and Richard died April 7, 1845, both in Washington, DC. 
Payne, Anne (I730)
 
62 Anne Pettus was born to Stephen and Mary (Dabney) Pettus about 1728 in Hanover County, Virginia.
She married Martin Phillips of Caroline County about 1748. They had seven children: Mary, Sarah, Dabney, Anne (“Nancy”), Pettus, Elizabeth Turner, and William.
They lived in Caroline County until about 1765, when he bought 200 acres in Mecklenburg County and migrated there. He died about 1781 when his will was recorded. 
Pettus, Anne (I1541)
 
63 Anthony Strother was born to Francis and Susannah Strother ca 1731 (?) in Culpeper County, Virginia.
He married Frances Eastham, probably in Culpeper County. They had ten children: Robert, John, Nancy, Francis, William, Benjamin, Philip Eastham, Susannah, Catherine, and Mary.
They moved to Hardy County, West Virginia, where Anthony died ca 1800. 
Strother, Anthony (I1896)
 
64 Anthony Winston III was born to Anthony Jr. and Kesiah (Jones) Winston December 5, 1782, in Buckingham County, Virginia.
Anthony Winston Jr., moved his family from Virginia to Davidson County, Tennessee, about 1800/01. Anthony III married Sally Ann Watson August 27, 1806 in neighboring Wilson County. They had 9 children: William Overton, born April 20, 1809, married 1st Ann B. Godwin February 9, 1830; 2nd Margaret Amanda Morrison October 1, 1851, moved from Franklin County to Sumter Cpunty in 1832, before his father, was a county commissioner, died May 28, 1894, 7 children; Nancy Jones, born 1811, married ca 1827 to Dr. John J. Dillard, living in Sumter County, Alabama in 1850-1870 censuses, had 7 children; John Lewis, born 1813, died 1878, married in 1836 Ann Watts Burton born 1819, died 1880, living in Sumter County in 1840 census, in Union County, Arkansas in 1850, in Burleson County, Texas, in 1860, and in Milam County, Texas, in 1870, 7 children; Augustus Anthony, born April 11, 1815, died January 4, 1897, married 1st ca 1835 Ann Hall Broadnax, born 1818, died 1848, had 3 children, remarried to Sallie J. Gage, born July 14, 1829 in South Carolina, had 1 child, lived in Gainesville, Sumter County, in 1850-1870 censuses as a commission merchant and banker, moved after 1870 to Mobile, where he continued in the comission business, and died January 4, 1897; Kesiah, born ca 1816, married William Ellett/Elliott October 31, 1835, he was born ca 1805, died between 1852 and 1860, had 6 children, she was lliving in Harrison County, Texas, in 1850-1870 censuses; Mary Dandridge, born September 18, 1819, died December 4, 1904, married William Jameson Steele, born August 10, 1809, died January 11, 1884, in Frankfort, Kentucky, was a lawyer and county judge, had 10 children; Sarah Ann, born September 15, 1821, married William Henry Winston Jr., a first cousin, as his second wife and had 8 children, died 17 Dec 1856, their eldest son, John Anthony Winston was an ardent southern rights advocate and served as Governor 1853-1857; James McDonald, born July 26, 1826, died April 4, 1905, married Rebecca Virginia Broadnax October 4, 1845, born February 15, 1829, died April 27,1912, Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, had 6 ch.; Thomas Watson Winston, born 1829, married Henriette Swanson, July 8, 1850 in Harrison County, Texas, 3 surviviing children, farming in Harrison County, Texas, in 1860-1900 censuses, died ca 1904.
In the Fall of 1811, Anthony III went to the vicinity of Huntsville in Madison County, Mississippi Territory, the first area claimed from the local indian tribes. When hostilities mounted between settlers and the resident indian tribes in 1813, he joined the 2nd Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Riflemen as a lieutenant under Col. John Coffee, later Col. John Alcorn, in December, 1812. His unit participated in the Creek Indian War battles of Tallushatchee and Talladega in November, 1813 and probably in the Battle of New Orleans in December, 1814 and January 1815.
In 1813, 1818, 1820, and 1822, Anthony III or his father, Anthony Jr., purchased about 10 tracts of government land in the northern Alabama Counties of Franklin, Marion, Madison, Limestone, and Lauderdale. In the early 1816 census of Madison County, Anthony III, John, and William Winston were listed as residents. In 1822, Anthony III represented Franklin County in the state legislature and was living there in the 1830 census. In 1833, soon after the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek that transferred land from The Choctaw Indian tribe to the U. S. Government, he purchased 320 acres in Sumter County in west central Alabama, where he was later living when the 1840 census was taken, as were his sons Augustus A. and William O.
Anthony III died September 34, 1841, aged 58 in Sumter County, Alabama. Sarah Ann died there July 24, 1843, aged 52. 
Winston, Anthony III (I1978)
 
65 Anthony Winston was born to Isaac Winston Sr. and his wife, Sarah (Dabney) Winston September 20, 1723, in Hanover County, Virginia.
He married Alice Thornton Taylor, daughter of James and Alice Thornton (Catlett) Taylor of Orange County February 29, 1747. They had five children and one adopted son: Sarah, born February 9, 1748; Anthony, born November 25, 1750; Alice, born March 20, 1753; Martha, born January 8, 1755; Mary, born March 6 or June 3, 1759; and Peter Francisco, born July 9, 1760, who was found as a boy abandoned by a passing ship on the wharf at Hopewell, Virginia, and was adopted by Anthony Winston. He grew to more than six feet tall, weighed about 250 pounds, and possessed extraordinary strength. He was a distinguished soldier during the Revolution and was recognized as a hero. Since 1911, Virginia has honored him annually on “Peter Francisco Day,” March 15.
Anthony became a judge in Buckingham County and represented the county in the House of Burgesses in 1765 and the House of Delegates in 1779. Between 1768 and 1775, he experienced financial difficulties due to loans to friends and acquaintances that defaulted. As a result, he was forced to sell three large tracts of land, including in 1775 his home farm called Huntington, which contained over 2000 acres, several hundred fruit trees, and a stocked fish pond. He died July 29, 1783.
As a brother of Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry, he was an uncle of Patrick Henry and as a brother of Lucy (Winston)Dabney Coles, he was a great uncle of Dolley/Dolly Madison. 
Winston, Judge Anthony (I718)
 
66 Anthony Woodson was born to Charles and Mary (Winston) Woodson in about 1780 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
Census records indicate that he was married when the 1810, 1820, and 1830 censuses were taken, but it has not been possible to find the date of his marriage or his wife’s name. The census records indicate that they had no children. The censuses list Anthony and his wife in Prince Edward County in 1810 and 1820 and in Charlotte County, Virginia, in 1830. They have not been found in the 1840 census, but in 1850, Anthony was 70 without his wife and living in the household of William T. and Mary L. Gilliam, 41 and 38, and 5 children in Saline County, Missouri. In the 1860 census, he was 80 and living in the household of J. R. and Nancy Gilliam, 50 and 44, with their 7 children and 2 others in Brunswick County, Missouri. 
Woodson, Anthony (I2289)
 
67 Behethland Strother was born to Francis and Susannah Strother in 1740 in Culpeper County, Virginia.
She married John Wallis in 1757 in Culpeper County. They had eight children: John Strother, born ca 1758; William; Susannah; Elizabeth; Frances; Robert; George; and Oliver.
John Wallis died in 1824 in Culpeper County. 
Strother, Behethland (I1898)
 
68 Benjamin Dabney was born to Major George Dabney III of Dabney’s Ferry and Ann “Nancy”(Nelson) Baker Dabney, September 15, 1757, in King William County, Virginia.
He married about 1785/86 to Martha Burwell Armistead, a daughter of Robert Armistead of King George County. They had three children: George, born about 1786/87; Benjamin Jr., born in 1789; and Ann, born about 1790. Martha died after Ann’s birth and he remarried October 11, 1791 to Sarah Smith, who was born in 1774/75, a daughter of Rev. Thomas Smith of Westmoreland County, Virginia,. They had five children: Thomas Gregory Smith, born 4 Jan 1798; Philip Augustine Lee, born 4 Mar 1800; Martha Burwell, born 15 May 1802; William Alfred Haynham, born 5 Jan 1805; and James Benjamin, born 12 Nov 1806, the last two of whom died before reaching adulthood.
He studied law and received a license to practice from the Virginia Council March 15,1782. He was highly successful. In the words of W. H. Dabney, “He was a lawyer of eminence, having but few peers, and no superior in Virginia.” Because of courthouse fires, few records of his active legal practice survive. He was a representative of King and Queen County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1790-1791, 1794-1795, and 1800-1803.
His first appearance in tax lists was in the Gloucester County personal property list in 1783 with 11 slaves and 3 horses. In March, 1785, he was elected to the vestry of Petsworth Parish, located in the northern third of Gloucester County, next to the border with King and Queen County. His first appearance in land tax lists was in 1787 in Gloucester County with 544 acres valued at 3/9 (shillings & pence) per acre, a relatively low valuation, which he purchased from Lewis Booker. Between 1787 and 1789, he sold 400 acres to Peter Whiting. He kept the remaining 144 acres until 1799, when he sold it to Samuel Brooking. In 1788, he purchased from Peter Whiting a 325 acre farm called Bellevue in southern King and Queen County on the York River and added 75 more acres the next year. In December, 1788, he resigned from the Petsworth Parish vestry because of his move out of the parish into Stratton Major parish in King and Queen County. The Bellevue farm had a high valuation of 14 shillings, 6 pence per acre. He continued to live on the 400 acre Bellevue farm until 1802 or 1803, when he leased or rented it to his wife Sarah’s brother, Thomas Gregory Smith, who was listed as owner/taxpayer with Benjamin Dabney’s estate in the land tax rolls until after Thomas’s death in 1822/23, after which it was attributed to both estates, then Thomas’s estate alone until 1837, when it was conveyed to Edmund R. Ruffin, the husband of Thomas G. Smith’s daughter, Mary Cooke Smith. Between 1847 and 1848, the Ruffins sold the land to Beverly Anderson.
In addition to his Bellevue farm, Benjamin purchased 700 acres in King William County from George Smith in 1796/97. He probably never lived on it, but may have acquired it for his two eldest sons, George and Benjamin, to whom he later bequeathed it. Its per acre valuation (and presumably its fertility) was very high, exceeded only by the farm of his brother, George IV, at Greenville. About 1798-1800, he made it possible for his brother James to study medicine in Edinburgh and for his wife’s brother, John Augustine Smith, to study medicine in London and Paris.
In 1802, when he was about 45, Benjamin purchased 462 acres in Gloucester County from John F.Lewis. 1803 was the last year that he was listed as a resident of Bellevue in the King and Queen personal property tax lists with a chariot and a chair (a reliable sign of actual presence). Between the 1803 and 1804 Gloucester land tax lists, he purchased the 852 acres of the Elmington farm from the estate of Peter Beverly Whiting Sr. and his son, Peter Beverly Whiting Jr, whose family had owned the land for 122 years. The Elmington farm had a very high per acre valuation like his tracts in King and Queen and King William county. In 1804, he was listed in the Gloucester personal property tax lists for the first time with a chariot and a chair. He continued to live there until his death May 26, 1806, aged 48.
After Benjamin’s death, Sarah continued to operate the farm until her remarriage August 4, 1814, to Col. William Hartwell Macon of New Kent County, who was about 23 years older. They had two children: Mary Smith, born July 18, 1815 and John Augustine, born June 22, 1817. Col. Macon died in 1848 and Sarah died December 21, 1851.
Benjamin’s eldest son from his second marriage, Thomas Smith Gregory Dabney, continued to manage the Elmington farm until his departure for Mississippi in 1835. The land continued to be listed as Benjamin Dabney’s estate in the land tax lists, perhaps under the supervision of Benjamin’s nephew, Dr. James Dabney and his son James Kennon Dabney, who lived nearby on a farm named The Exchange. Thomas sold Elmington in 1849 to Dr. John Prosser Tabb. 
Dabney, Benjamin (I312)
 
69 Benjamin Gwathmey Dabney was born to Richard and Diana (Gwathmey) Dabney about 1782/83. He witnessed a deed conveying Dublin Mill and 25 acres from Owen and Richard Dabney Jr. to their mother, Diana Dabney, in February 1804. Since deed witnesses in Virginia had to be over 16, his birth year could not be later than 1788. He was never listed in the personal property tax list as a taxable resident, which usually occurred when men reached 21 before 1787/88. It appears that he was so impaired that he was exempted from taxation and probably died fairly soon after 1804. Dabney, Benjamin Gwathmey (I25)
 
70 Born too late to be William Dabney in 1755-63 processioning or William Dabney in 1765 patent.
Went to North Carolina before _____? 
Dabney, William (I714)
 
71 Capt. Anthony Winston was born to Judge Anthony and Alice Thornton (Taylor) Winston November 25, 1750, in Hanover County, Virginia.
He married Kesiah Jones in 1776. Their children were Anthony,born November 25, 1750, married Sally Ann Watson ca 1806, died November 8, 1827; John Jones, born May 31, 1785, married first Mary W. Jones, second Susan B. Johnson, died April 5, 1850; William Henry, born March 24, 1789, married first Mary Bacon 1811, second Judith McCraw Jones 1822, died April 27, 1857; Alice Taylor, born December 21, 1790, married John Pettus December 21, 1807, died November 22, 1871; Joel Walker, born December 5, 1792, married Elizabeth E. Jones January 16, 1817, died ca 1840, Sumter County, Alabama; Isaac, born 22 January, 1795, married ca 1815, died August 13, 1863; Mary Walker, born November 6, 1796, married ca 1806 Jessie Jones, died _____; Edmund, born June 15, 1801, married first Martha Cocke February 2, 1826, second Susan Fry ca 1851, died ca 1869 LaGrange, Fayette County, Tennessee; and Thomas Jones, born May 3, 1804, married Elvira Jones, died ca 1843
Anthony studied law, but never practiced. Early in adulthood, he moved to Buckingham County, where he was elected to represent the county in the General Assembly in 1775—76 and 1779 in the Revolutionary Conventions of 1774 and 1775, which voted to arm the colony and virtually declared war on Great Britain. During the Revolution, he served in the militia and rose to the rank of captain. After the war, he served as a justice of the peace and county sheriff.
About 1800-1801, when he ceased to be listed in the Buckingham County personal property tax lists, he moved to Tennessee, where he bought 360 acres on Stoner’s Creek in Davidson County in March, 1802, about 1 mile from The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s farm He was also listed in the tax rolls of adjoining Wilson County from 1804 to 1807. He sold 193 acres on Stoners Creek in December 1807. His son, William Henry, married Mary (Bacon) Cooper August 21, 1811 in Davidson County. Between 1810 and 1812, Anthony and his sons moved to the vicinity of Huntsville in Madison County, which was the first area claimed from the indian tribes in northern Alabama and was the site of the Government Land Office where land claims were sold and recorded. The earliest land claim by the Winstons in the Huntsville land office was made by William H. Winston November 2, 1809, followed seven days later by his brother, John J. Winston. William and John J. were listed in the 1811 census of Madison County, then part of Mississipi Territory. The first land claim by Anthony Winston, who may have been Anthony Jr. or Anthony III, was made in 1813.
During 1813 and 1814, conflicts between the settlers in northern Alabama and the local Indian tribes led to the Creek War of 1813-1814. Andrew Jackson, a general in the Tennessee militia, led a force of local volunteers to major victories that resulted in the cession by the Indian chiefs of 23,000,000 acres of land, roughly three-fifths of the present state of Alabama and one-fifth of Georgia. Anthony Winston Jr.’s sons, Anthony III, John J., Joel W., and Isaac volunteered to serve in the militia during the conflict. William H. was selected in a family conference to be the best fitted to remain at home to watch over their families and farms. John H. was appointed captain, Anthony III lieutenant, and Joel and Isaac privates in the Regiment of Cavalry and Mounted Gunmen, Tennessee Volunteers led by Col. John Coffee and Col. John Allcorn. The regiment participated in the battles at Tallushatchee and Talladega, 3 November and 9 November, 1813. It has not been possible to find records showing the dates of their service. However, Isaac’s widow’s pension application in 1879 contains an official document confirming his service for 3 months and 25 days from October 8, 1813, to February 1, 1814. His brothers may have served longer because some family traditions have claimed that they participated in the Battle of New Orleans, December, 1814, to January 8, 1815.
During the years 1809 to about 1825, Anthony Jr. and his older sons were active purchasers or assignees of numerous deeds in Madison, Limestone, Franklin, and Colbert Counties in North Alabama. At some point during this period, Anthony Jr. moved from Madison County to Franklin County, later Colbert County.
Anthony died in 1828 and is buried iin the Winston Family Cemetery between Tuscumbia and Sheffield in Colbert County, Alabama. One of his grandsons, John A. Winston, a son of William H. and Mary Winston, was Governor of Alabama from 1853-1857. 
Winston, Anthony Jr. (I1886)
 
72 Capt. George Dabney was born to Col. William Dabney of Aldingham and Ann Barrett Dabney in 1740 in Hanover County, Virginia. He was born and lived for the rest of his life on a farm called The Grove, where his father, William, lived before moving to Aldingham in the same county.
He married Elizabeth Price, daughter of John Price, a Welsh immigrant, and his wife, Mary Randolph, of the Cool Water farm in Hanover County. They had eleven children: John, born 1770; Nancy, born 1771-78; William, born 1774-84; Elizabeth Price, born 1776/77; George, born 1782/83; Chiswell, born 24 Jun 1791; Catherine M., born 1795; Mary; Maria; Lucy; Jane, the last four never married. The order of their birth varies in different sources.
Captain Dabney has been identified by several early sources as “of Dabney’s Legion,” the unit commanded by his brother, Col. Charles Dabney, in the Revolution. However, no records of his enlistment or receipt of a commission in that unit has been found through the Fold 3 or Ancestry data files or partial compilations such as F. B. Heitman’s Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army. He may have served as a county militia officer whose records have not survived or may have served as an unenrolled assistant to his brother Col. Charles Dabney of Dabney’s Legion.
According to the John Blair Dabney Manuscript, written by his grandson, he was superintendent of the extensive estates of General Thomas Nelson before and during the Revolutionary War. The manuscript describes his admirable personality and character at considerable length. He was a friend and strong supporter of Patrick Henry, who opposed adoption of the Constitution but played a major role in the inclusion of the Bill of Rights.
Elizabeth Price Dabney died in 1819 and Capt. George Dabney died in 1824 in Hanover County, Virginia. 
Dabney, Capt. George (I218)
 
73 Capt. William Dabney was born to James M. and Judith (Anderson) Dabney September 17, 1771, in Louisa County, Virginia.
He married Sarah “Sally” Watson April 26, 1792 In Louisa County, Virginia. They had six children: James Watson, born April 29, 1793; Maria, born November 14, 1794; Mary Senora, born November 18, 1801; Walter Davis, born November 6, 1803; William S., born August 8, 1805; and Louisa Elizabeth, born May 13, 1807.
In the year after his marriage, he first appeared in the tax lists of King William County, where he was distinguished from another William Dabney by the notation of BH for brick house, the residence inherited by his father James from his grandfather, George Dabney II. James conveyed title to the house to William in 1795. The house is still in existence in the Enfield area and known as Seven Springs. William and Sally continued to live there until 1802, when William and his father sold the property to Yancey Lipscomb of King William, and William dropped out of the King William tax lists. In December, 1803, William purchased 871 acres in Albemarle County. He was listed in the Albemarle personal property tax records from 1803 through 1813 with 7-14 slaves and 7-12 horses, during the last four years as William and son (James, who reached 16 in 1809).
William died October 9, 1813, aged 42. He left no will and his personal property was appraised at $8,834, 80% of which consisted of 24 slaves. Sally continued to operate the farm with assistance from her sons, especially her youngest son, William S., with whom she was living when the 1850 and 1860 censuses were taken. She died August 29, 1861, aged 86. She signed her will December 20, 1843 and added a codicil March 24, 1846. In her will, she directed that most of her estate should be sold, except for the slaves, and the proceeds divided into six equal parts. One sixth was given to James W. Dabney and one sixth to William S. Dabney. Her three daughters, Maria D. Carr, Mary Senora Perkins, and Louisa E. Woods were deceased before the signing of the will and their three portions were given to their children. Although her son Walter D. was still living in Arkansas, she placed his sixth share in the hands of her son William S. Dabney to be used for the benefit of Walter’s children, who came to live with him after their father’s death in 1850. She instructed that her slaves should not be sold, but distributed equally among the recipients of the one-sixth divisions of her estate.




“Brick House” William.
With father, James M. Dabney, he sold land inherited from grandfather George D. in 1795. See Gregory. Old notes p. 29, 3.
Sold land in KWC in 1798. Old notes p. 29, 4. See Conolly.
Lived in Albemarle County, died there. Son, William S.. Have wills for Sally & William S. Lived at Dunlora.
16 Oct 1807 Advertised in Virginia Argus for sale, 156 acres in Louisa Co. on Pamunkey R. & Cub Creek, 1/3 cleared, 2/3 forest, water grist mill, new house. Since this was about 2 years after his father James M. Dabney died in Louisa Co. on Cub Creek, it was probably part of his father’s land.

1840 census, St. Anne’s, Albemarle, VA, Sally Dabney, M 1 5-9, 2 30-39, 1 40-49; F 2 5-9, 1 60-69, +41 slaves.
1850 census Albemarle Co., VA, William S. Dabney, 44, farmer, $25,000, b. VA; Susan F., 32, b. England; B. G., 2, b. VA; William C., 1, b. VA; Sally, 74, b. VA; L. S., 15, b. TN; J. H., 13, b. TN; E. M., 11, b. TN; Samuel Carr, 78, b. VA; Thomas Houchins, 30, b. VA
1860 census Albemarle Co., VA, W. S. Dabney, 54, farmer, $60,000/$60,000; S. F. Dabney, 42, b. Liverpool, Eng.; B. G., 12; W. C., 10; W. D., 7; L. W., 4; M. G., 2; Sallie, 84; Agnes Gordon, 73; E. M Dabney, 21, b. AR.
1870 census Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle Co., VA, S. F. Dabney, 53, $82,000/8,000, b. Liverpool; William C., 20, physician; Jane Bell, 22; Walter D., 17; Marion, 12; Samuel G., 7; Agnes M. Ashly, 30; John T. Ashly, 4.
1880 census Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA, W. C. Dabney, 30, physician; J. B., 31, wf; S. F., 8, dau.; W. M., 6, son; J. C., 4, son; J. B., 2, dau.; M. D., 2/12, dau.; John Ashly, 14, cousin; John Lewis, Black, 18, servant; Annie Flannagan, 16, servant; Bailey Edwards, 36, shoemaker; Clara (?) Edwards, 30, wf, cook; Laura Lee, 8, Black.
Walter B

Dunlora ownershiip according to one internet site on Dunlora:
Major Thomas Carr (1678-1738) 1730 grant on Rivanna R. to
John Carr (1706-1778) to grandson
Samuel Carr ((1745-1777) to nephew
Col. Samuel J. Carr (1771-1855) to
_______Dabney 
Dabney, Capt. William (I362)
 
74 Carr Maupin was born to John and Frances (Dabney) Maupin about 1776 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
He married Nancy Burch August 2, 1813, in Albemarle County, Virginia. She was born about 1774. Among their children were: Caleb, who moved to Putnam County, Indiana before 1850; James, who lived in Montgomery County; Sinthy/Cynthia, who married Mr. Adams; and Mary, who was living with her mother in the 1850 census.
Carr was listed in the Albemarle personal property tax rolls from 1807 through 1814. In the 1820 census, he was over 45 and listed with his wife and two children under 10 in Bath County, Kentucky. In the 1830 census, he was in Bath County aged 40-49 with his wife and six children. Before the 1840 census, he moved to neighboring Montgomery County where he was 50-59 and living with a male 10-14, four females 10-29, and a female (probably Nancy) 40-49. In the Montgomery County tax listsfor 1836-1845, he was listed in the Montgomery County tax lists with 50 acres, no slaves, and 1 horse. He died in 1845 and Nancy was listed in the 1850 census aged 76 and living in Montgomery County with her daughter Mary, 19. 
Maupin, Carr (I1725)
 
75 Catherine M. Dabney was born to Captain George Dabney of Dabney’s Legion and Elizabeth Price about 1795 in Hanover County, Virginia.
She and her sister Jane signed the Quaker marriage certificate for Joseph Jordan and Rebecca Harris 17 Nov 1819 at the Cedar Creek Meeting House in Hanover County. She and Jane, received a bequest from Martha H. Syme, who died in 1824.
She married Seaton Grantland from Georgia, October 20, 1835, when she was about 40. He was an at-large congressman from 1835 to 1839. From the 1840 and 1850 census records for Baldwin County, Georgia, it does not appear that they had children. Catherine died in September 9, 1845, aged about 50.


She and her sister Jane signed the Quaker marriage certificate for Joseph Jordan and Rebecca Harris 17 Nov 1819 at the Cedar Creek Meeting House in Hanover County.

She died in Baldwin Co., GA, in 1845.
With sister Jane received bequest from Martha H. Syme, who died at dec’d Capt. George Dabney’s house in 1824, from VA Migrations Hanover Co., Glazebrook.

Catherine was second wife, 1795-1845

1820 census Baldwin Co., GA, Seaton Grantland, M 1 0-9, 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 1 26-44; F 1 26-44, 20 slaves
1830 census Baldwin Co., GA, Seaton Grantland, M 1 10-14, 1 40-49; F 3 10-14, 1 60-69
1840 census Baldwin Co., GA, Seaton Grantland, M 1 20-29, 1 50-59; F 2 15-19, 1 40-49,1 50-59, 1 70-79, 82 slaves
1850 census Baldwin Co., GA, Seaton Grantland, 67, farmer, $22, 000, b. VA; Fleming, 30, physician; Sarah Goodson, 89; Jean Mathews, 50 
Dabney, Catherine M. (I248)
 
76 Cav&Pion., v.2, 125: James Trice was granted 226 acres in New Kent Co. 13 May 1673, pat.bk 6, p. 451. In 1704 rent list, he had 350 acres. Trice, James (I768)
 
77 Cecelia Dabney was born to Maj. George Dabney III of Dabney’s Ferry and Ann “Nancy” (Nelson) Baker Dabney October 7, 1788, in King William County, Virginia.
She married John Todd Cocke Wiatt December 22, 1810. They had one child: Mary Eleanor, born February 24, 1812, died May 5, 1894, married Wiliam Edward Foster August 29,1833, and had a son William E. Foster, born about 1843.
John Wiatt was a militia officer in Raleigh, North Carolina in the War of 1812, rising from captain to major and colonel. After the war, he set up a business to manufacture coaches and other vehicles which he later gave up in favor of farming. He was for a while deputy sheriff of Wake County, North Carolina, and in 1841 was appointed the first Marshal of the Supreme Court of North Carolina which he served for 14 years. He was an active Mason and from 1814 to 1819, served as Worshipful Master of the Raleigh lodge. He died February 27, 1855, on his farm near Raleigh. 
Dabney, Cecilia (I347)
 
78 Cecily/Cecelia Dabney was born to James and Judith (Anderson) Dabney August 9, 1765 in Louisa County, Virginia.
She married Thomas Shelton February 20, 1782, in Louisa County. He was born about 1750/5, a son of David Shelton of Louisa County, who gave him the Roseneath house and farm where he lived for the rest of his life. David Shelton’s father was the immigrant John Shelton, who received three patents between 1723 and 1726 that totalled 2,398 acres.
Thomas and Cecily had four children who survived to adulthood: James, Thomas, Joseph, and Massie. Cecily died between a deed that she and Thomas witnessed in Dec, 1804, and May 12,1809, when Thomas registered a marriage bond to remarry to Sarah (Sallie) Farrar. Thomas and Sarah had six children: David Rice, Sarah Terrell, Matthew, Martha Anderson, Cecilia, and Elizabeth Watson. Sarah died before July 1, 1823, when Thomas married a third time to Sarah (Sallie) D. Miller, in Goochland County, Virginia.
Thomas Shelton served in the Revolutionary War in the 2nd Virginia Regiment as a Fife Major, a non-commissioned officer paid the same as a corporal. He was in charge of five fifers and was responsible for their regular practice sessions, appearance, and condition of their instruments. Fifers played a significant roll during marches and parades and were sometimes used for signalling during battle. Payroll lists mentioning him have survived from May, 1777; February, 1778; and March, 1780, indicating that he probably served for more than two and a half years. After the Revolution, he was first listed in the Louisa County land tax list as Capt. Thomas Shelton in 1790 and as Major in 1795.
Thomas was assessed in the earliest surviving Louisa land tax list in 1782 with 535 acres. In 1787, the next surviving list, he was charged with 555 acres which continued until 1796, when it increased to 684 acres, then to 891 acres in 1797, and to 1712 acres in 1798, which remained constant through 1800, the last year available. In the 1799 personal property tax list, he had 31 slaves and in the 1820 census, 100 slaves.
Thomas died June 19, 1826, in Louisa County. In his will, dated August 20, 1824, he left nothing to the heirs of his deceased eldest son James because he had already given him more than an equal proportion of his estate. To his sons Thomas and Joseph, he gave the tracts on which they were already living. He gave his son Mattew two tracts and a third after the death of his wife who was lent a life tenancy of it. To his daughter, Massie, he lent another tract. He gave his son David Rice after the death of Thomas’s wife 300 acres from Thomas’s home farm. He also lent to David the tract that was to go to Matthew after Thomas’s wife’s death. He also made a detailed division of slaves among his children. The land and slaves lent to Massie were to be entrusted to Thomas’s brother Joseph and his son Thomas to be managed for Massie’s benefit with the income to her free of control by her husband and after her death the property to be divided among her children.



Another Thomas married Milly Atkinson in Sep 1792, not this Thomas. Cecily died before Thomas married a second time to Sally Farrar May 12, 1809
Thomas took an oath as a first lieutenant in Oct 12, 1781.
Thomas inherited the Roseneath farm from his father, David Shelton.
Thomas died June 19, 1826, in Louisa County.

A Cecelia Shelton was a deed witness with Thomas Shelton and Matthew Farrar in Dec 1804 (Louisa Deed Bk K, p. 11, 1 Dec 1804)

In Louisa Grantee Index, Thomas first appeared in 1757 (probably earlier generation), then 1764, then 1779, last 1817. In Grantor Index, first deed 1801, last 1816.

Thomas Shelton served as a corporal and fife major in Capt. Francis Taylor’s Company, 2nd Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Christian Febiger from March 1777 to March 1778.
Thomas Shelton was paid £40 19s 8d 10 May 1783, funds collected by Sam Ford.

Marriage bond 12 Feb 1782, marriage 20 Feb 1782.
Hart (p. 410 says wives were Cecily Dabney, Sallie Farrar, Sallie Miller. Ch. of first marriage: Dr. Thomas Shelton, lived on Old Town farm, never married
Ch. of second marriage: David, Sallie (m. Thomas Shepherd), Matthew, Martha Anderson (m. Dr. Wm. S. Fowler, Cecilia (m Geo. W. Turner), Elizabeth W. (m. Thomas Meridith)

(No 1810 census in Louisa Co., VA)
1820 census, Louisa Co., VA, Maj. Thomas Shelton, M 4 0-9, 2 16-25, 2 26-44, 1 45+; F 6 0-9, 4 26-44, 1 45+, 100 slaves (18 ch. & adults in addition to Thos. & wf in household)
1830 census, Louisa Co., VA, Sally D. Shelton, M 1 20-29; F 2 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 40-49, 14 slaves, (3 ch.)

Ancestry Fam Trees says Maj Thomas Shelton b. Roseneath, Louisa; d. 19 Jun 1826, Louisa
FindaGrave says Maj. Thomas Shelton d. 19 Jun 1826, Roseneath Cem., Gum Spring, Louisa.
Maj. Thomas Shelton was the son of David Shelton of "Old Town" and the grandson of John Shelton, the builder of "Rural Plains" in Hanover County. The death date on his tombstone is 1824, but according to "Providence Presbyterian Session Book", he died on June 19, 1826. His will was probated in Louisa Co., VA on July 10, 1826 (Will Book 7, page 161). Thomas was married three times and it is said all three wives are buried in the Roseneath Family Cemetery.

Thomas Shelton inherited "Roseneath" from his father and his son, David R. Shelton inherited the plantation from Thomas when he died. David and his wife, Victoria, are also buried in Roseneath Cemetery.

(Ancestry’s Virginia Marriages, 1660-1800 gives Milly Atkinson, 10 Sep 1792; Marr. of Louisa Co., K. B. Williams gives Milley Atkinson 10 Sep 1792 and Sally Farrar, 12 May 1809)

From: Marriages of Goochland County, Kathleen Booth Williams (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., 1959),
James D. Shelton & Polly Shelton, dau. of John Shelton, m. 8 Nov 1802
John Shelton Jr. & Massy Shelton, dau. of Thomas Shelton, m. 1 Jul 1805
Thomas Shelton & Milley Atkerson, 13 Sep 1792

There was a Thomas Shelton married to an Ann in Louisa Deed Bk E, P. 314 (Trevillians.com)

Thomas Shelton & Cecelia Shelton were were witnesses to a deed 1 Dec 1804, Bk K, p. 11, John & Henderson Laurance to Judah Anderson

Death: 6-19-1826 LOUISA CO VIRGINIA
Service Description:
1)Musician and Patriotic service of RENDERED MATERIAL AID; SUPPLIED BEEF

 Children from :
Cicely’s ch.: James Dabney Shelton 1783 – 1824, Joseph Shelton 1785 – 1850, Thomas Shelton 1787 – , Massie Shelton 1789 – 1865
Susannah Farrar’s ch: Sarah Terrell Shelton 1804 –, Elizabeth Watson Shelton 1806 –, Martha Shelton 1808 –, Cecilia Shelton 1810 –, Mathew Shelton 1812 –, David Rice Shelton 1814 – 1880
From other ancestry sources: James Dabney Shelton (1783-1824, may be the James D. Shelton who m. Polly Shelton, d. of John Shelton, ________, p. 89; Joseph Shelton; Massie Shelton. Massie married John Shelton Jr. 15 Jul 1805, _________, p. 90.

David Shelton’s will from RootsWeb site:
W. B. 4, p. 31
Will of DAVID SHELTON. To my son THOMAS all lands in Louisa on
south side main rd. (called Mt. Rd.). To my son JOSEPH all lands in
Louisa on north side of Mt. Rd., also tracts in Goochland Co. on Wild
Boar Creek derived to me by my bro. JOSEPH SHELTON. Names daus.
ELIZABETH & SARAH. My other children: THOS., JOS., & ELIZABETH. Suit
of JOHN SHELTON heir at law of JOSEPH SHELTON, decd. Exors: sons THOS.
& JOS. & JAMES WATSON. Dated 8 Aug. 1789. Signed: DAVID SHELTON. Wit:
WILLIAM EDWARDS, WILSON ADAMS, WILLIAM PARRISH, CHARLES PARRISH. Rcd.
11 Sep. 1797.

Louisa land tax lists
Thomas Shelton, 5359 A. in 1782, (no record 1783-1786), 555 A. 1787-1795, progressive increase to 1712 A. in 1800. Capt. in1787, Maj. in 1795/
Joseph Shelton, 1300 A. in 1782, not listed in 1787
William Shelton, 400 A. in 1782, 400+630 A. in 1787
David Shelton, 4642(?) A. in 1782, 1642 A. in 1787
Rev John Todd, 2300 A. in 1782-1794, 2348 in 1795-1800
Peter Shelton, 613 A. in 1787
John Shelton, 670 A. in 1787

Louisa personal property tax lists
Thomas Shelton 1782-1799 (1800 missing)
Rev John Todd 1782-1799
Thomas Hardon/Hardin 1792-1799

From Fold 3, digitzed images of Rev. War payroll records:
• Dec, 1779-Mar 1780, Payroll , 2nd Va Regt., Fife Major Thomas Shelton paid $76 (same pay as a corporal)and 5 others paid $69 !/3, listed as musicians teaching for a band
• 7 Feb 1778, 2nd Va Regt, Thomas Shelton paid same as corporal.
• Mar-May, 1777, 2nd Va Regt, Thomas Shelton paid same as corporal. 
Dabney, Cecily (I358)
 
79 Charity Dabney was born to James and Judith (Anderson) Dabney March 5, 1779 in Louisa County, Virginia.
She married Samuel Todd, an attorney of Gallatin County, Kentucky, March 3, 1807, in Louisa County. He was a nephew of Rev. John Todd of Louisa County. They had at least two children who survived to adulthood: William, born December 5, 1811, and Mary Louisa, born 1812/13. Charity died and Samuel remarried to Monarcha Fenwick January 14, 1824, in Franklin County, Kentucky. She was born in 1783/84. They had one child who survived to adulthood, Dabney, born December 17, 1824.
Samuel was living in Gallatin County when the 1810, 1820, and 1830 censuses were taken. He first appeared in Gallatin County tax records in 1806 and continued to be listed through 1830. He paid taxes on a variety of tracts that ranged from one of 200 acres in 1808 to six that totalled 4,238 acres in 1819. Their number and size varied from year to year, suggesting that in most cases he was acting as a temporary estate administrator or court commissioner. He was elected to represent Gallatin County in the legislature in 1815.
He moved from Gallatin County to Frankfort in Franklin County during the last half of 1830 or the first half of 1831. He may have moved to accept an appointment as a circuit judge serving Franklin and nearby counties, as reported by other researchers, but the dates of his service and the counties in his circuit have not been found. He first appeared in the Franklin County tax records in 1831 and was charged with 200 acres from 1834 to 1859, except for three years when his land was probably rented to a tenant who paid the taxes.
In 1849, he represented Franklin County in the state senate. In the 1850 census, his household consisted of Samuel Todd, 72, lawyer, $20,000; Monarcha, 66; Nancy Fenwick, 50, (probably a relative of Monarcha); Dabney Todd, 26, farmer; Mary Todd, 20; Ellen Todd, 2.
Samuel died March 7, 1859, in Frankfort, aged about 81. His will was dated July 15, 1856, and proved in March, 1859. John T. Steffe was appointed trustee for his entire estate subject to specified conditions. Monarcha was to have full use of the house, farm, and all personal property. She should receive half of the rents from a house in Louisville, the rest to be paid to his daughter, Maria Louisa, and after her death to his son Dabney’s wife, Mary. After Monarcha’s death, all of the rents should go to Mary and her children. The interest from two $1,000 railroad bonds to be paid to Mary. After expiration of the trust, all of the assets to go to Dabney’s children. Samuel stated that he had already given his son, Dr. William Todd, his share of the estate, but forgave William’s debt of $260. Monarcha died 7 May 1869, aged 78



Samuel Todd, 72, lawyer, $20,000, b. VA; Monarche, 66, b. MD; Nancy Fenwick, 50, (prob. relative of wife; Dabney Todd, 26, farmer; Mary Todd, 20; Ellen Todd, 2.

Samuel Todd’s will, dated 15 Jul 1856, proved Mar 1859.

Appointed John T. Steffe trustee for his entire estate with full title subject to trust condidtions. Specified that his wife be permitted to use and occupy the mansion house and farm and have use of slaves, horses, and all personal and farm-related property. Trustee should also pay her half of the rent of his house on Market St. in Louisville, the other half, about $100 per year, to be paid to Samuel’s daughter, Maria Louisa Todd and after her death, to his son Dabney’s wife Mary and children. After Samuel’s wife’s death, all the rents to go to Dabney’s wife Mary and children. In addition, the interest of two $1,000 railroad bonds to be paid to Mary. When the trust expires, all remaining assets to go to Dabney’s children. Samuel stated that he had already given his son William Todd, the doctor, his share of the estate, but with the will forgave William’s debt of $260 paid Sarah Kerlin for him while he was in California.

The land tracts on which he paid taxes in Gallatin Co. ranged from 200 acres to a maximum of 4238 acres in

In the last half of 1830 or the first half of 1831, he moved to Frankfort in Franklin County, where he continued to live for the rest of his life.
(Complete biog with data from census, wills, deed index, and earlier data from Owen & Gallatin County films)

Samuel Todd was not a son, but a nephew, of Rev. John Todd of Louisa Co.

Elected representative from Gallatin County to the KY legislature in 1816.
Was a senator from Franklin County in 1849.

Moved to Frankfort, Franklin County, KY.
According to Sketch, Samuel accompanied his cousin, Rev. John Todd, to Kentucky.

Charity died and Samuel remarried to Monarcha Fenwick January 14, 1824, in Franklin County, Kentucky.

1810 census, Gallatin Co., KY, Samuel Tood (Todd), M 1 0-9, 1 26-44; F 2 0-9, 1 10-15, 2 16-25, 1 26-44
1820 census, Gallatin Co., KY, Samuel Todd, M 1 0-9, 1 10-15, 1 26-44; F 2 0-9, 1 26-44
1820 census, Gallatin Co., KY, Samuel Todd, M 3 0-9, 1 16-18, 1 16-25, 1 45+; F 1 0-9, 2 10-15, 1 16-25
1830 census, Gallatin Co., KY, Samuel Todd, M 2 0-4, 1 5-9, 1 15-19, 1 20-29, 1 40-49; F 1 10-14, 1 15-19, 2 20-29, 1 30-39
1830 census, Owen Co., KY, Samuel Todd, M 1 5-9, 2 10-14, 1 15-19, 1 20-29, 1 60-69; F 1 5-9, 1 50-59
1840 census, Franklin Co., KY, Samuel Todd (misindexed as Saml Fodd), M 1 0-4, 1 30-39, 1 60-69’ F 2 20-29, 1 40-49, 1 50-59, 1 60-69, 7 slaves
1850 census, Dist. 2, Franklin Co., KY, Samuel Todd, 72, lawyer, $20,000, b. VA; Monarche, 66, b. MD; Nancy Fenwick, 50, (prob. relative of wife; Dabney Todd, 26, farmer; Mary Todd, 20; Ellen Todd, 2.
(1860 census, Dabney Todd, 35, still farming, wf & 6 ch.)

Some possibly useful data at

Samuel Todd was first listed in the Gallatin County tax list in 1806 and continued to be listed through 1830. He first appeared in the Franklin County tax list in 1831.

Samuel Todd’s will, dated 15 Jul 1856, proved _______.
Appointed John T. Steffe trustee for his entire estate with full title subject to trust condidtions. Specified that his wife be permitted to use and occupy the mansion house and farm and have use of slaves, horses, and all personal and farm-related property. Trustee should also pay her half of the rent of his house on Market St. in Louisville, the other half, about $100 per year, to be paid to Samuel’s daughter, Maria Louisa Todd and after her death, to his son Dabney’s wife Mary and children. After Samuel’s wife’s death, all the rents to go to Dabney’s wife Mary and children. In addition, the interest of two $1,000 railroad bonds to be paid to Mary. When the trust expires, all remaining assets to go to Dabney’s children. Samuel stated that he had already given his son William Todd, the doctor, his share of the estate, but with the will forgave William’s debt of $260 paid Sarah Kerlin for him while he was in California. 
Dabney, Charity (I367)
 
80 Charity died and Samuel remarried to Monarcha Fenwick January 14, 1824, in Franklin County, Kentucky.

1830 census, Gallatin Co., KY, Samuel Todd, M 2 0-4, 1 5-9, 1 15-19, 1 20-29, 1 40-49; F 1 10-14, 1 15 -19, 2 20-29, 1 30-3
1840 census, Franklin Co., KY, Samuel Todd (misindexed as Saml Fodd), M 1 0-4, 1 30-39, 1 60-69’ F 2 20-29, 1 40-49, 1 50-59, 1 60-69, 7 slaves
Other Todd households in Franklin Co., KY, in 1840: Samuel, 20-29, 1 whites; Thos. J., 20-29, 6 whites; William, 20-29, 6 whites.
1850 census, Dist. 2, Franklin Co., KY, Samuel Todd, 72, lawyer, $20,000, b. VA; Monarche, 66, b. MD; Nancy Fenwick, 50, (prob. relative of wife; Dabney Todd, 26, farmer; Mary Todd, 20; Ellen Todd, 2.
1850 census, Dist. 2, Franklin Co., KY, William M. Todd, 39, book seller,$75, b. KY; Mary Ann, 34; Asa Farrar, 77; Martha Ann, 9; Mary R., 7; Martha Farrar, 15;+ 2 others.
(1860 census, Dabney Todd, 35, still farming, wf & 6 ch.)

Todd households in Franklin Co., KY in 1850: Elizabeth L. Todd, 50; William M. Todd, 39; Samuel Todd, 72; James M. Todd, 33, in household of Alexander H. Rennick, clerk of co. court; Harry J. Todd, 31; John M. Todd, 23, in household of Albert G. Hodges, printer; Martha Todd, 17, in household of Stuart Robinson, Presbyterian Clergyman; Alexander J. Todd, 1, in household of James Harlan, 50.

Samuel’s possible ch.: with Charity, William M., b. 1810/11; Dabney, b. 1814/15; Samuel, b. 1810-20; Thomas J., b. 1810-20; William, b. 1810-20; James M., b. 1816/17; Harry J., b. 1818/19; John M., b. Mary Louisa, b. 1813, d 1899 with Monarcha, John M., b. 1826/27; Martha, b. 1832/33;

Elected representative to the KY legislature in 1816. Also a senator in 1849.

For information on Charity Dabney & Samuel Todd, see Sketch, p95-96

Thomas Todd of Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY, b. 1765 in K&Q Co., VA, appointed to KY Court of Appeals in 1801, chief justice of court in 1806, appointed by Thomas Jefferson to U. S. Supreme Court in 1807, served until death in 1726.

Samuel Todd’s land grants from Ancestry’s Kentucky Land Grants, 1782-1924
Samuel Todd, 400 A., 4 Feb 1781, Lincoln Co., water course Hammons Cr., Bk 7
Samuel Todd, 100 A., 9 Jan 1783, Lincoln Co., Kentucky River, Bk 6
Samuel Todd, 400 A., 21 Mar 1784, Jefferson Co., Bullskin Cr., Bk 3
Samuel Todd, 113 A., 22 Dec, 1814, Gallatin Co., Ohio Cr., Bk 18

From Ancestry’s All Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953: Samuel Todd, d. 7 Mar 1859, Franklin Co., Aged 81, b. abt 1778

See useful info. at on Samuel Todd

Possible Children of Samuel Todd: Dabney, 26 in 1850, 35 in 1860;

From Franklin County, KYGenWeb, Vital Statistics, Deaths 1859
March 7, 1859 - TODD, Samuel - 81 year - male - married - Hewer of wood - resident of Franklin County, KY - born Virginia - parents Unknown - died Franklin County, KY - cause of death - Old age.
May 7, 1859 - TODD, Monarcha - 78 year - female - resident of Franklin County, KY - born Maryland - parents not given - died Franklin County, KY - cause of death - Old age.
October 21, 1876 - TODD, Dabney - 52 year - white male - married - Farmer - resident of Franklin County, KY - born Gallatin County, KY - died Franklin County, KY - cause of death - Bright disease of kidney - son of Samuel and Minorcha Todd - father born Virginia - mother born Franklin County, KY. 
Todd, Judge Samuel (I368)
 
81 Charles Dabney Jr. of Aldingham was born to Samuel and Jane (Meriwether) Dabney December 5, 1786, in Louisa County, Virginia.
He married Elizabeth Randolph Price September 6, 1808. They had eight children: Charles William, born June 27, 1809; Mary Jane, born October 7, 1811; Ann Eliza, born September 23, 1814; Thomas Price, born 1816, died 1817; Barbara Winston, born 1818, died 1835; Robert Lewis, born March 5, 1820; George Francis, born August 19, 1824; and Elizabeth Catherine, born 1827.
As a young man, he lived for a few years with his uncle, Col. Charles Dabney of the Revolution, assisting in the management of his Aldingham estate. After his marriage, he left his uncle’s house, but continued to maintain a close relationship. His uncle left him the bulk of his estate including Aldingham after his death in 1829. He inherited a life estate in the Aldingham farm taxed at 531 acres.
He was a merchant trading widely for many years before and after the death of his father, Samuel Dabney, in 1812. He served as sheriff for Louisa County. As a Colonel (or Lieutenant Colonel) in the Louisa militia, he may have been involved in the War of 1812.
In 1826, he advertised in the Richmond Enquirer, that his son Charles William Dabney would be conducting a residence school in his home in Louisa County offering courses in English, trigonometry, surveying, Latin, Greek, and French. The school would extend from January 15 to December 15 with one month vacation in the summer.
He died September 6, 1833, in Louisa County. The Aldingham farm was inherited by his son, Charles William Dabney (1809-1895). Elizabeth died in May, 1863.

Col. in War of 1812, sheriff, and member of Assembly (according to Dabney Family Origin 1937 PDF in my files.

Some information from his record at www.findagrave.com:
Charles Dabney Jr.
Birth: Dec. 5, 1786
Louisa County
Virginia, USADeath: Sep. 6, 1833
Charles Dabney resided many years with his uncle, Col. Charles Dabney, assisting him with his estate. He married Elizabeth Price on Sept. 6, 1808 and they produced eight children. They resided in Cub Creek, Louisa County, Virginia. His sixth son was Robert Lewis Dabney, Chaplain and Chief of Staff to Stonewall Jackson.

When his uncle died, he was left a great fortune. According to John Blair Dabney, "no man was ever more worthy of these gifts, for he had excellent sense, most amiable manners, was irreproachable in all relations of life and of unquestionable integrity." 

1820 census Louisa Co., VA, Charles Dabney, M 2 <10, 3 16-18, 5 16-25; F 3 <10, 1 26-44
1830 census Louisa Co., VA, Charles Dabney, M 1 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 40-49; F 1<5, 1 10-14, 1 40-49; F 1 <5, 1 10-14, 1 15-19, 1 40-49.
1840 census Louisa Co., VA, Elizabeth Dabney M 1 15-19, 1 20-29; F 1 10-14, 2 20-29, 150-59
1850 census Louisa Co., VA, not found
1860 census Louisa Co., Va, Elizabeth Dabney, 74, $8,000/$29,620; Bettie, 50?, 0/$1,500;George F., 35, overseer, 0/$12,130; Louisa, 31; Frank, 7; Jane, 5; Robert S. 4; Edmund R., 1.
1870 census Louisa Co., VA, Anne E. Payne, 54, (Elizabeth D’s dau.), farmer, $5,000/$500; Elizabeth Dabney, 86, $5,000/$500; + 6 others, unrelated, may be lodgers.
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Dabney (1752 - 1798)
  Jane Meriwether Dabney (1757 - 1833)
 
 Children:
  Mary Jane Dabney Johnson (1811 - ____)*
  Anne Eliza Dabney Payne (1814 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Catherine Dabney (1827 - 1862)*
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Price Dabney (1784 - 187 
Dabney, Charles Jr. of Aldingham (I256)
 
82 Charles Dabney was born to Col. William Dabney of Aldingham and Ann Barrett Dabney in 1745 in Hanover County, Virginia.
He never married, but lived with his unmarried sister, Susannah, until she died in 1799.
His father died in 1773/74 and left him the Aldingham house, 100 acres attached to it in Hanover County, and 600 acres adjoining his cousin, James Dabney, on Cub Creek in Louisa County. In May, 1777, he exchanged the 600 acres with his brother, Samuel Dabney, for 250 acres on the Southanna River, probably adjoining and originally part of the Aldingham farm. In the Hanover land tax list for 1782 (the earliest surviving list), he was charged with 350 acres. In 1788, he purchased 211 acres from Benjamin Forsythe and his land increased to 561 acres and subsequently remained between 531 and 582 acres for the rest of his life.
His first involvement in the Revolution was in April, 1775 as captain of one of the Hanover County militia units that supported Patrick Henry in his effort to reclaim the gunpowder seized by Governor Dunmore, which ended with the payment of £330 in compensation to the colony. As the conflict progressed, his unit was called Dabney’s Legion and he was given a commission as a lieutenant colonel because the unit was larger than a company and smaller than a regiment. Just before the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse in June, 1778, he joined the Continental Army, which gave him a commission as a Colonel of the Virginia State Regiment which he held until 1781. After Monmouth, he spent the winter with his troops at Valley Forge. His troops participated in the Battle of Stony Point, New York, under General Anthony Wayne in July 1779. When Lafayette returned from France to America in 1780, Dabney’s troops were placed under his command and played an important role in blocking Cornwallis’ forces as they retreated northward after defeats in the South. Finally, the British were driven into retreat into Yorktown and ultimately surrender to the American and allied forces.
After Yorktown, Dabney’s troops were stationed at Portsmouth, then ordered to Hampton and Yorktown, where he was given command of the Virginia line until shortly before ratification of the peace treaty with Britain in April, 1783, after which the troops were disbanded by order of the Governor.
For his long services during the Revolution, he was awarded bounty rights to 6,666 acres iin Kentucky. Soon after the end of the war in 1783, he went to claim his bounty lands in Kentucky, then a sparsely settled and mostly wild southern extension of Virginia. He obtained four grants in the Kentucky Military District and one in Nelson County. Because he judged it unlikely that the local government would allow retention of the grants by nonresidents, he sold most of his lands to local settlers for modest amounts.
For several years after his return to Virginia, he advocated before the legislature the claims of revolutionary veteran officers for postwar compensation that had been promised them. Through a legal technicality, they were denied, which so angered Col. Dabney that he left Richmond with a vow never to return, which he honored for the rest of his life.
Afterward, he lived as a country gentleman on his farm in Hanover County for more than 40 years, accompanied by his sister Susannah until her death in 1799. He enjoyed the company of his relatives and neighbors during frequent visits and was generous to those who needed financial assistance. Although he was not active in politics, he was frequently consulted by those who were. Among his papers are warm personal letters from John Marshall, a congressman and later Chief Justice, and William Wirt, the longest-serving Attorney General of the United States.
Charles died December 15, 1829. In his will, he left his farm, Aldingham, to his nephew, Charles Dabney, son of Samuel Dabney, who assisted him greatly in managing his estate during his later years. He gave 10 shares of the Virginia and Farmers’ Bank of Richmond to each of thirteen of his nieces and grandnieces, 20 shares to his nephew, Chiswell Dabney, and 5 shares to a slave named York. Charles and Chiswell Dabney were named executors. 
Dabney, Col. Charles of Dabney’s Legion (I220)
 
83 Charles Henry Campbell was born to William and Elizabeth (Henry) Campbell in 1780 in Virginia. He died in early childhood in 1786. Campbell, Charles Henry (I2374)
 
84 Chiswell Dabney was born to Captain George Dabney of Dabney’s Legion and Elizabeth Price June 24, 1791, in Hanover County, Virginia.
He married Martha Ann Norvell, a daughter of Capt. William Norvell of Amherst County, January 1, 1814, in Lynchburg, Campbell County. She died in November, 1815, without children. He remarried to Ann (Nancy) Wiatt, a daughter of Thomas and Sally (Miller) Wiatt December 5, 1816, in Amherst County. They had seven children: George William Dabney, born 1819/20; Sarah Elizabeth, born 1822/23; John, died unmarried; Mary Jane, died early; Nancy, died early; Lucy Bolling, born 1827/28; Catherine M.1830/31. Ann (Watt) Dabney died August 1, 1834. Chiswell marrried again to Mrs. Elizabeth Lee October 23, 1838 in Washington, D. C, but separated in 1857.
Although Chiswell practiced law in Lynchburg, Campbell County, he was living in neighboring Amherst County when the 1820 and 1830 censuses were taken. Between the 1830 and 1840 censuses, he moved to Lynchburg and was living there when the 1840, 1850, and 1860 censuses were taken. He was also and perhaps primarily president ot the Lynchburg branch of the Bank of Virginia from before 1835 until after 1858.
By 1857, problems arose in Chiswell’s third marriage and he and Elizabeth separated. In March, he published a newspaper notice announcing the separation and stating that he was no longer responsible for any debts that she might incur in future. In the 1860 census, Chiswell was living with another lawyer, A. M. Trible, 40, and his wife, Aurelia C., 38, and their daughter, Donna, 2.
Chiswell died April 30, 1865 at Lynchburg. Elizabeth Lee Dabney has not been found in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.



In the 1840, 1850, and 1860 censuses, he was living in Lynchburg.

Attorney.
Named executor in a will in Amherst Co. proved 29 Sep 1829 (old notes 31, 1)

Son George William Dabney elected Co. Clerk of Campbell Co. 8 Sep 1845

Chilldren of Chiswell Dabney: (From Sketch, p.. 117)
George William, died unmarried
Sarah Elizabeth, m. Maj. John S. Langhorne of Lynchburg, one parent deceased, leaving 3 ch
John, died unmarried
Mary Jane, died unmarried
Nancy died unmarried
Lucy B., married M. Van R. Otey of Lynchburg, left 3 ch.
Catherine M., m. Dr. Thomas L. Walker of Lynchburg, several children. She was only one of Chiswell’s ch. living in 1886

Chiswell’s Marriages
Martha Ann Norvell, 1 Jan 1814, Lynchburg
Nancy Wiatt, 4 Dec 1816, Amherst, VA
Elizabeth (Tabb) Lee, widow, 23 Oct 1838, Washington, DC

From:
• Martha Ann Norvell b. Mar 1797 in Lynchburg, d. 1 Oct 1815 in Lynchburg, m,, Chiswell Dabney 1 Jan 1814 in Lynchburg. Had 1 child, George William Dabney, 5 from Chiswell’s 2nd marriage

Findagrave:
Chiswell Dabney b. 24 Jun 1791, d. 30 Apr 1865
Dau. Sarah Elizabeth Dabney Langhorne, b. 4 apr 1821 Lynchburg, d. 26 Feb 1884 Lynchburg
Martha Ann Norvell Dabney, b. & d. not given

Nancy Wiatt died in 1834.

Chiswell Dabney was President of the Bank of Virginia at Lynchburg in Feb 1835. Was a director of the bank in 1843 (1 of7). Was still president in 1849 (Richmond Whig, 11 Nov 1849, p. 3. Still there in1858. Alexandria Gazette, 10 Apr 1858, p. 2.

George William Dabney was Co. Clerk for Campbell Co. 14 yrs, 1845-59.

1820 census, Amherst Co., VA, Chiswell Dabney, M 1 0-9, 1 26-44; F 1 0-9, 1 16-25
1830 census, Amherst Co., VA, Chiswell Dabney, M 2 10-14, 1 30-39; F 2 0-4, 2 5-9, 1 30-39
1840 census, Campbell Co., VA, Chiswell Dabney, M 1 10-14, 1 40-49; F 1 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 30-39
1840 census, Campbell Co., VA, Geo. W. Dabney, M 1 20-29
1850 census, Campbell Co., VA, C. Dabney, 59, lawyer & President of VA Bank, $12,500; Elizabeth Dabney, 47; Lucy B. Dabney, 22, Catherine M. Dabney, 19
1850 census, Campbell Co., VA, George W. Dabney (mistranscribed Dabrey), 30, county clerk, $65, probably roomer.
1860 census, Campbell Co., VA, Chiswell Dabney, 68, lawyer, $35,000, A. M. Trible, 40, lawyer, $6,000; Aurelia C. Trible, 38; Donna J Trible, 2.
1860 census, Campbell Co., VA, George Wm. Dabney, 40, in household of Van R. & Lucy B. Otey + 2 ch. (sister’s fam.)
1870 census, Blackwater, Franklin Co., VA, Elizabeth Dabney, 67 (widow of John Blair Dabney); and Fannie Dabney, 30; living in the household of Peter and Elizabeth L. Saunders (dau. of John Blair Dabney, not widow of Chiswell), 46 & 40, farmer + 4 ch. + 4 adults.
1870 census, Brookville, Campbell Co., VA, George W. Dabney, 60, (Age 10 years over 1850 & 1860) deputy clerk, in household of Lucy B. Otey, 41, $2,000/$300, 2 xh. + cook.

Chiswell Dabney married Elizabeth Lee 23 )ct 1838 in Washington, DC

Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 Mar 1857, p. 4. Notice that Chiswell & wife Elizabeth Dabney were separated and that he was not responsible for any additional debts of hers. 
Dabney, Chiswell (I250)
 
85 Christ Church parish register says he was born 13 Mar 1771. Segar, Dr. John (I37)
 
86 Christopher Harris was born to Major Robert and Mourning (Glenn) Harris about 1725 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
He married Mary Dabney, a daughter of Cornelius and Sarah (Jennings) Dabney of Hanover County in 1745. They had seven children: Dabney, Sarah, Robert, Mourning, Christopher, Mary, and Tyre. Mary died and Christopher remarried to Agnes McCord about 1762. They had ten additional children, in their order in Christopher’s will, except for Overton, the youngest: John, Benjamin, William, Barnabas, James, Samuel, Jane, Margaret, Isabel, and Overton. All of Christopher’s children except Tyre and Margaret survived to adulthood, married, and had children.
Christopher obtained a patent for 350 acres in Louisa County January 12, 1746/47. In 1750, Christopher was one of three commissioners appointed by the Albemarle court to verify required improvements on a land patent. In 1751, he received three slaves as a gift from his father. In 1753, he received 331 acres from William and Margaret Keaton on the south fork of Rocky Creek in Louisa County, where he then was living in exchange for 400 acres given Keaton by Christopher’s parents, Robert & Mourning Harris. In May, 1762, Christopher sold the 331 acre tract to Samuel Karr of Augusta County for £65. In August 1764, he received a patent for 162 acres and in 1770 a patent for 234 acres, both in Albemarle County. From 1759 to 1767 and again in 1784, he participated in the quadrennial processioning of his and his neighbors’ boundary lines. In 1777 and 1778, Christopher was an overseer for Richard/Robert Anderson.
Christopher went from Albemarle County to Kentucky in 1779 and obtained two warrants for 1200 acres, which he entered in May, 1780 on Hinkston’s Fork of the Licking River above Riddles Station. He had surveys made in 1786, followed by a delayed patent signed by Governor Henry Lee in January, 1792. He was listed in the Albemarle personal property tax rolls from 1782 (earliest year available) through 1788 and during the last year his property was reduced about 50%, suggesting that he was already preparing for the move of his family and children to Kentucky.
In 1787 or 1788, he emigrated with a large number of his children, grandchildren, and other relatives to Madison County, Kentucky. During his early years in Madison County, Christopher bought several tracts of land and probably helped some of his children buy others. In 1792, he was elected one of the six overseers of the poor. In 1793, he was appointed coroner for the county by the Governor.
He signed his will February 20, 1794, died soon after, and the will was proved in court March 4, 1794. In the will, he left 7 slaves to the children of his first marriage to Mary Dabney, stating that this was in accordance with the will of Mary’s father, Cornelius Dabney, who bequeathed one female slave and her children to Christopher for his life and afterward to his children. He did not leave any of his land to his first group of children, probably because of assistance given them before his death. He left his house and home farm to his wife for her lifetime and afterward to his youngest son, Overton, who was only 12 in 1794 and would be expected to live with his mother and help with the farm. His remaining five slaves, household furnishings, farm utensils, and stock he left to her and after her death to the second children. He divided his land on Muddy Creek, giving the Drowning Creek land to John, the Sycamore Spring tract to Benjamin, the tract on which William had built a house to him, and the Holly tract to Barnabas. He directed that his remaining land in Albemarle County should be sold and the proceeds divided between James and Samuel with adjustment for equity with the other sons. To his three daughters, Jane Gentry, Margaret Harris, and Isabel Harris, he left sums of money that were greater for the two unmarried daughters, probably because they had not yet received marriage gifts. He appointed separate executors for the two groups of children.
Agnes Harris was living when the 1810 census was taken in Madison County, Kentucky. She was the head of her household, living with 3 males 16-25, 2 males 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over and 10 slaves. According to the Find A Grave internet site, she died in 1815. 
Harris, Christopher (I880)
 
87 Col. John Smith Fontaine was born to Peter and Elizabeth Louise (Winston) Fontaine August 6, 1750, at his grandparents’ house in Hanover, Virginia.
Duriing his early years, he grew up in the frontier counties of Lunenburg and Halifax Counties, where his father was a surveyor. In about 1757/1759, his family moved to Hanover County to enable his father to better manage the estates of his grandfather, Rev. Peter Fontaine Sr. He married Martha Henry, Patrick Henry’s eldest child, October 2, 1773. They had seven children: Patrick Henry, born 1775, married Nancy Miller, had children, moved to Mississippi, died 1852; Edward Winston, born 1776, died 1792 at Hampden Sydney College, Prince Edward County; Dr. Charles De La Boulay, born 1779, married Ann Mayo Carrington, no children, died 1818; Martha R., born 1781, married Nathaniel W. Dandridge II, had children, moved to Mississippi, died 1845; William Winston, born 1786, married Martha Dandridge, had children, died 1816 enroute home from Alabama; Rev. John “Jack” James, born 1787, married Mary Carr Redd, had children, died 1852, age 64, in Henry Co; and Dorothea Spotswood, born 1791, died 1793.
A few months after their marriage, John and Martha moved into Scotchtown, Patrick Henry’s home, to help care for Patrick’s wife, Sarah, whose physical and mental health were deteriorating. Patrick’s political activities as a leader of the restive colonies absorbed his attention and kept him away from home most of the time. Martha, while bearing and giving birth to her first child, Patrick Henry Fontaine, looked after the needs of the Henry children, while John managed the farm. Sarah Henry died in April, 1775. Later in the year, Patrick was elected governor and the household moved to Williamsburg, then Richmond when the capitol was moved. Martha acted as hostess for her father during his years as governor until his remarriage to Dorothy Dandridge in 1778. After the end of his four year term as governor, Patrick moved to the newly created Henry County where he purchased 10,000 acres. He sold 2,000 acres to John Fontaine who named the farm Leatherwood. John’s family lived there from1779 to 1786. John was appointed a Justice of the Peace and captain in the county militia
During the Revolution, his unit took part in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and later in the siege of Yorktown. While at Yorktown, John contracted malaria, from which he never fully recovered. After returning home, the growing size of their family and John’s health problems persuaded them to move eastward. With some funds from John’s land speculations in the Carolinas and help from Patrick Henry, they bought a small farm in Prince Edward County that they named Locust Grove. Patrick had earlier moved to the county and lived near their farm. John was active in county affairs as a Justice of the Peace, county tax appraiser, and a trustee of nearby Hampden-Sydney College. In the spring of 1791, most of the family returned to Henry County in the hope that the somewhat higher elevation would benefit John’s health. About a year later, John died on the Leatherwood farm April 14, 1792. Martha continued to live at Leatherwood and sold half of its 2,000 acres in 1802. She died there in the autumn of 1818. 
Fontaine, John (I587)
 
88 Congressman at large from Georgia 1835-1839. Grantland, Seaton (I249)
 
89 Cornelius and Sarah (Jennings) Dabney’s second youngest child was a daughter whose given name is unknown.
She married Matthew Brown, who is mentioned in Cornelius’ 1764 will with a bequest of one shilling. In the 1763 Rent Rolls for Hanover County, he was charged with 175 acres. Since he was not mentioned in St. Paul’s Parish Vestry Book, he was probably living in neighboring St. Martin’s Parish. His land was mentioned in a 1784 deed as an adjoining property, but he may not have been living if it was still part of his estate. He was not listed in the 1782 and later Hanover County land tax books. A Matthew Brown is also mentioned as a building contractor in Albemarle, Hanover, and Amherst Counties in Edgar Woods’ history of Albemarle County. With a partner, he built part of the University of Virginia. 
Dabney, (Unknown) (I479)
 
90 Cornelius and Sarah (Jennings) Dabney’s youngest child was born in Hanover County, Virginia, and may have been named Sarah.
She married William Johnson, who may have been the William Johnson who sold 200 acres in Hanover County to Robert Tenham in 1732 and whose wife Sarah relinquished her dower rights in June, 1734. A William Johnson, merchant, purchased 150 acres from Henry Power, gent. of James City County for £100 August 5, 1735. A William Johnson was also mentioned in 1735 as a land owner in a processioning record. In 1739, a William Johnson received a payment from St. Paul’s Parish Vestry. In May 1740, Francis Jerdone was mentioned in an Assembly act as the executor of Wiliam Johnson. From 1746 to 1751, the vestry made four payments for the care and burial of a William Johnson, probably a different man. Additional William Johnsons were mentioned in the processioning records from 1755 to 1779. A William Johnson, gent., was a vestryman from 1780-1784. 
Dabney, (Unknown) (I481)
 
91 Cornelius Dabney II was born to Cornelius Dabney I and his second wife, Susannah (__) about 1686 in New Kent County in the area that later became Hanover County.
He married his first wife, whose name is unknown, before 1713. They had three children: Cornelius, William, and John, who were named in his will. W. P. Anderson estimated their birth dates as 1713, 1714, and 1715. .
Cornelius’ first wife died before April, 1721, when he remarried to Sarah Jennings. They had six daughters: Mary; Elizabeth; Frances (Fanny); Anne (Anna); and two additional daughters whose forenames have not been found.
Cornelius first appeared in St. Paul’s parish records in March, 1721, when the vestry assigned him to a road maintenance crew. He continued to be given similar parish tasks until 1737. In 1733, he was one of the appraisers of an estate. In 1734, he witnessed a will and a deed and in 1735 he was mentioned as an adjoining land owner in a deed.
He participated in processioning, the legally required quadrennial perambulation of land boundaries by neighbors to ensure mutual agreement, from 1727 to 1763. He was ill or otherwise indisposed in 1747, when his son John was assigned to take his place. In the Hanover County Quit Rent Roll of 1763, he was listed with 123 acres, which seems rather low, but he was past 70 and his sons, John, Cornelius Jr., and William, were credited with 140, 150, and 150 acres, respectively, which he may have given them. A possible source of the last two farms may have been Charles Hudson’s bequest of 300 acres to Cornelius Dabney in his will of 1745 on part or all of which Cornelius’s son William was already farmng. The reasons for the gift are unclear, but Hudson was a close neighbor of Cornelius from 1727-1747 and had claimed more than 7400 acres in eight patents, and so was relatively land rich.
Cornelius died about 1764/65. The record of the 1768 processioning in St. Paul’s Parish stated that Cornelius Dabney was deceased, and his son John took his place. Cornelius’ will was destroyed with most of the Hanover County records during the Civil War, but a private copy of it was re-recorded in the Hanover records December 22, 1868, by William Winston Dabney of King William County. The original will was signed November 5, 1764, and proved in Hanover County Court February 7, 1765. He left to William 150 acres, four slaves, and all his wearing apparel. To John, he left one slave, his saddle, his gun, and his home plantation after his wife Sarah’s death. Because Cornelius, died within the year before the will was written, he stated that the 150 acres and a slave that he had intended to leave Cornelius should be sold and the proceeds divided among Cornelius’ children, who were not named.
To the husband of his deceased daughter Mary, Christopher Harris, he lent (meaning the bequest could not be sold or given by will) one female slave and her children to be distributed to Christopher and Mary’s children after Christopher’s death. He gave his wife Sarah various furniture, a horse and saddle, two cows and calves, two slaves, and the occupancy of the house until her death. John, who was to receive Cornelius’ home farm and one of the two slaves left to Sarah after Sarah’s death was required to distribute £90 among his sisters, Elizabeth Maupin, Frances (Fanny) Maupin, and Ann Thompson. Any residual of the estate was to be divided among Elizabeth, Frances, and Ann. Cornelius left nothing to his two unnamed daughters married to Matthew Brown and William Johnson, but in a codicil, he left token bequests of one shilling to each of the two sons-in-law, suggesting a rift between Cornelius and the two daughters and sons-in-law.
After the death of Cornelius II, his widow, Sarah, went to live with her daughter Frances and her husband, John Maupin, in Madison County, Kentucky, where she lived to an advanced age.
W. H. Dabney’s Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia states that Cornelius left large tracts in Spotsylvania County, but this writer’s search in the Spotsylvania Deed Indexes, which go back to 1722, found no Dabneys before 1817. The book also confused Cornelius Dabney II, son of Cornelius I, who lived in Hanover County, with Cornelius Dabney of King William County, who was a son of James Dabney, the eldest son of Cornelius I, and one of the four 1701 Dabney patentees in King William County. As a consequence, the first two children attributed to Cornelius II in the book are completely wrong and in their place should be the John, Cornelius, and William described above. The six daughters attributed to Cornelius II are confirmed by other sources. 
Dabney, Cornelius II (I462)
 
92 Cornelius Dabney III was born to Cornelius Dabney II and his first wife, whose name is unknown, about 1714 in the part of New Kent County, Virginia, that later became Hanover County.
He probably married about 1732-38, but his wife’s name has not been found. However, the frequency with which the name Glenn was given to their grandchildren (Tyre Glenn Dabney, Sarah Glenn Dabney, and Frances Glenn Dabney) suggests that their grandmother may have been Sarah Glenn, who was mentioned as Sarah Dabney in James Glenn’s 1762 will.
Cornelius III had at least three sons who survived into adulthood: John, born about 1740; William, born about 1741; and Cornelius IV, born about 1742. The last is not mentioned in the incomplete report of William Pope Dabney in W. H. Dabney’s Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia, but the lists of the children of the other Dabneys in Hanover County at the time are so much more detailed and specific that Cornelius III appears the most likely candidate for Cornelius IV’s father.
Cornelius III first appeared in the processioning records of St. Paul’s Parish as Cornelius Jr. in November, 1755. He was listed with neighbors who were in one of the two precincts where his father, Cornelius II, was listed for earlier processionings, indicating that he was probably occupying one of his father’s two farms. He continued to participate in processioning with the same neighbors in 1759 and 1763. In the Quit Rent Roll of 1763, he was listed with 150 acres. According to W. H. Dabney’s Sketch, he was also an inspector of tobacco at Page’s warehouse near Hanovertown. No other evidence for this claim has been found, and he may have been confused with his brother John, whose inspectorship is mentioned several times in the Journals of the House of Burgesses. He died between the 1763 processioning and the signing in October. 1764, of his father’s will, which mentions his death. 
Dabney, Cornelius III (I466)
 
93 Cornelius Dabney IV was probably born to Cornelius Dabney III and his unknown wife about 1742 in Hanover County, Virginia. The possibility that his father was William Dabney Cornelius III was a son of Cornellius II and a grandson of Cornelius I.
Cornelius married Mary (Molly) Lane about 1759. Cornelius and Mary lived in Hanover County until 1772, then moved to Bedford County. They had ten children, most or all born in Hanover County: George,born September 15, 1760; Benjamin, born abt 1761-1766; Charles, born abt 1763-1767; Cornelius, born about 1765-1773; John, born about 1767-1780; Nancy; Molly/Mary; Sarah; Anna; Agatha/Agnes.
Cornelius’ uncle, William Dabney, obtained a patent for 354 acres in Bedford County in 1765 and lived there for some years. He probably played a role in Cornelius’ decision to move from Hanover to Bedford. There is no evidence in the Bedford deed records that Cornelius bought any land in Bedford until June 27, 1791, a year before his death, On that date, he purchased 174 acres from a William Dabney of Guilford County, North Carolina, who may have been his uncle or a son of his uncle. It is likely that he was farming this land, perhaps with William at first and later on a lease from William. Comparison of the metes and bounds description of the patent and the later deed confirms that the 174 acres were part of the original patent. The fate of the other 180 acres in the original patent has not been found in the deed records.
Cornelius died at the age of 50/51 between May, 1792, when his will was signed and October of the same year when it was proved in court. He left all of his land, stock, and household goods to his wife, Mary, except for 55 acres that he had previously given to his eldest son, George. After her death, the remaining land was to be divided between his sons Cornelius and John and the stock and household goods to be divided among his sons Benjamin and Charles and daughters Sarah Pratt, Agatha Dabney, and Anna Dabney. Two other daughters, Nancy Overstreet and Molly Turner were given five shillings apiece, a token amount. He appointed his son George and William Hancock executors. 
Dabney, Cornelius IV (I779)
 
94 Cornelius Dabney of King William County was born to James and Ann (Sherwood) Dabney about 1690-98 in King and Queen County, later King William County. About 1720-25, he married Lucy Winston, the daughter of Isaac Winston Sr. and his wife, Sarah (Dabney) Winston, of neighboring Hanover County. Sarah Winston was a sister of James Dabney, so Lucy was Cornelius’ first cousin.
On May 17, 1732, William Winston of King and Queen County, Lucy’s brother, sold Cornelius for a token payment the tract of land that William and Lucy’s mother, Sarah (Dabney) Winston, patented in 1701 as the daughter of Cornelius Dabney I with her siblings, Dorothy, James, and George. The description in the deed of the boundary of the tract mentioned that Cornelius was the occupant of the adjoining tract patented in 1701 by James Dabney, which confirms that Cornelius was probably the son of James.
Cornelius and Lucy had two children: William, born about 1721-25, and Isaac, born after 1725 and probably deceased before or soon after reaching adulthood.
In 1724, Cornelius obtained a land grant for 400 acres on the north side of the South Anna River in what is now Louisa County and in 1729, he received a second grant of 400 acres adjoining the first grant. Cornelius’ son, William, inherited this property and left it in his will to be divided between his second and third sons, Richard and Owen. The patents were located on the north side of the Horseshoe Bend of the South Anna River about 5 miles northwest of Ashland in Hanover County.
Cornelius died before 1739, when he would have been about 36-44. Lucy remarried to William (or Williams) Coles after 1739 and before 1745, when Lucy and her second husband, William Coles, appeared in court in opposition to a petition asking the court to order the sale of 1 acre of the land of Lucy’s son, Isaac Dabney, to construct a mill.
William and Lucy Coles lived mostly in Hanover County, but may have lived for a while after their marriage on Lucy’s deceased husband’s farm in King William County. They had three children: Walter, died in April, 1769; Mary, died in February, 1808; and Lucy, who was born about 1741. William Coles emigrated to America from Ireland about 1739 and settled in Hanover County. He died about 1781 on his farm called Coles Hill in Hanover County.
Lucy (Winston) Dabney Coles died in 1784. Through her sister, Sarah Winston, who married first Col. John Syme, then John Henry, she was an aunt of Sarah’s son, Patrick Henry. Her daughter Mary Coles married John Payne. Their daughter Dolly Payne married James Madison, fourth President of the United States, who played a major role in the Constitutional Convention and has been called the father of the Constitution and of the Bill of Rights. 
Dabney, Cornelius (I79)
 
95 Cornelius Dabney was born to Cornelius and Elizabeth Smith (Winston) Dabney January 6, 1797, in Louisa County, Virginia.
He married Mary Eggleston Catlett January 28, 1819. They had four children who survived to adulthood: Ann Eliza, born about 1820, married William W. Jones before 1847; Cornelius T., born in 1823, married Mariah Louisa Wylie in 1844 in Caldwell County, Kentkucky; Charles C., who died as a young adult in early 1849 after a bitter lawsuit; and Caroline, born about 1830, married Thomas C. Baytop before 1870.
In the 1820 census, they were living in Goochland County and in 1830, in neighboring Louisa County. In 1820, Cornelius and Mary exchanged their interest in 199 acres occupied by Mary’s mother, Ann Catlett, to John Catlett of Gloucester County, Virginia, for a woman slave named Agnes. One witness of the deed was Henry Dabney, son of Richard Dabney of the Dorrell farm in King William County. In 1827, Cornelius sold his share in his father’s land to his brother, Albert G. Dabney, for $300.
On September 9, 1831, Cornelius sold his farm of 159 1/2 acres in Louisa County to Charles Nuckolls for $1,025 and moved to Christian County, Kentucky, where he purchased 103 acres on which he was taxed from 1833 to 1835). He then moved to neighboring Trigg County, where his brother Albert was living. He was listed in Trigg County without land in 1836.
In January, 1837, he and his son Charles moved back to Hanover County, Virginia, where he planned to open a store. However, he was in very poor health and lived with Nathaniel H. Wash, a nephew, for a few months and then died in June. Before his death, he arranged for Charles to live with Wash until he reached adulthood. He left a sum of money ($400-$900, according to different reports) for Charles’ care and education. Charles stayed with Wash for about three years, but then they had a falling out and Charles left, probably due to Wash’s harsh discipline. Charles went to the house of a neighbor, who advised him to go back, but Charles said he could not bear living with Wash and the neighbor said he could stay with him. Wash then went to the neighbor’s house and ordered Charles to return to his house and threatened him with a whipping. The neighbor said he would not allow it and would defend the lad, which ended the encounter.
It appears that Charles may have become obsessed with his grievance against Wash and about seven years later, in 1847, he sued Wash for the funds left with Wash for Charles’ care. After collecting numerous depositions, followed by court delays, Charles died about March or April, 1849, but that did not end the suit. Charles’ administrator continued the suit, at first in the interest of William W. and Ann (Dabney) Jones, Charles’ sister, then in the interest of his brother, Cornelius T. Dabney of Caldwell County, Kentucky. After many continuances, it was finally struck from the docket in 1861. 
Dabney, Cornelius (I167)
 
96 Cornelius Dabney was born to John and Anna (Harris) Dabney about 1758/59 in Hanover County, Virginia.
He moved to Caswell County, North Carolina, before 1786, when he was mentioned in the will of Tyree Harris as the husband of Tyree’s daughter Frances. W.. H. Miller’s History and Genealogies of The Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown, an otherwise usually reliable source, mistakenly says Cornelius married Jane Harris. Cornelius and Frances had eight children: John B., born about 1787-90 in Caswell County, North Carolina, unmarried; Mary (Polly) born 1787-1790, married William Norton, who died berore 1830; Celia, born about 1787-1790, married first to Thomas Hale in 1810, second to Noah Lingard in 1816; Robert O., born abt 1789-1794; Eliza, born 1794, married Alfred D. Galloway; Carolyn E., born 1808/09, married Thomas Nowell; Frances, born 1800-1810, married John Mathes; Simpson Harrison, born 1810, married Mary Ann Adelaide LaRue.
From 1787 to 1791, four court records mentioned Cornelius as one of the executors of Tyree’s estate and trustee for Tyree’s children. In 1794, Cornelius was listed in court records as a buyer at two estate sales. In 1797, a court record of a sale of slaves mentioned that Cornelius Dabney had already left the state and Tyree Harris planned to do so soon.
When Cornelius left North Carolina, he moved to Robertson County, Tennessee. The Robertson County Treasurer listed Cornelius Dabney and 29 others who paid money to the county court or received money from it in 1797, In 1800, Cornelius obtained a grant of 640 acres in Sumner County, which adjoins Robertson County. In January, 1802, the Robertson County Sheriff sold 311 acres belonging to Cornelius Dabney near Drake’s Lick to satisfy a court Judgment to Joseph Dorris. In November, 1802 the sheriff of Wilson County sold 640 acres of Cornelius Dabney’s to satisfy a judgment to Blake Rutland and Ebenezer Donelson. In March, 1803, 640 acres on Drake’s Lick belonging to Cornelius Dabney were sold by the Robertson sheriff to satisfy a judgment to Samuel Wilson.
Cornelius and Frances moved from Robertson County to Rutherford County, Tennessee, before the 1810 census, which reported that they were over 45 with four sons and three daughters under 16. In February, 1810, their daughter Celia was married to Thomas Hale in Rutherford County. In 1812, Cornelius signed a petition from Rutherford County to the General Assembly asking for assistance to a destitute and injured victim of an Indian attack. In 1813, Cornelius and his wife sued John Medford and his wife in Rutherford County Court. In 1815, when Cornelius was about 56, he was sued in Rutherford County Court by Isham Medford in January and by John Medford in October.
Between 1815 and 1820, Cornelius died and Frances moved to Louisiana with her children. In the 1820 census, she was living in Ouachita Parish with two sons and two daughters, probably John B., Simpson, Frances, and Carolyn. Nearby were her son, Robert O. Dabney and his wife, and her daughter, Celia, with her husband, Noah Lingard. In the 1830 census, John B. Dabney was living in Chicot County in southeast Arkansas. In the 1840 census, John B. Dabney, still unmarried; his brother Simpson A. (or H.) Dabney; their sister. Eliza and her husband, Alfred D. Galloway; and their sister Carolyn.and her husband Thomas Nowell were living in Chicot County, Arkansas. Also living there was William C. Norton, whose age, 20-29, suggests he may have been a son of their sister Mary, who married William Norton.
Some genealogies on the internet have claimed that Cornelius died in the War of 1812. This is unlikely, partly because this researcher haa been unable to find any evidence of his service in the War of 1812 and partly because he was living when he was sued in October, 1815, in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The originator of this claim probably confused Cornelius’ parents, John Dabney of Hanover County, son of Cornelius Dabney II, with John Dabney, son of Cornelius Dabney III of Hanover County. This second John Dabney moved to Prince Edward County and had a son Cornelius who died in the War of 1812 (Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia, p. 184). The confusion of the two men may have resulted partly from the fact that their wives were both named Anna or Ann. 
Dabney, Cornelius (I687)
 
97 Cornelius Dabney was born to William and Philadelphia (Gwathmey) Dabney June 7, 1756, in King William County, Virginia.
He married Elizabeth Smith Winston in 1783. She was born December 24, 1766, to Isaac Winston III and his wife, Elizabeth (Smith) Winston They had seven children: Isaac Winston, born July (or May) 11, 1787; Elizabeth Smith, born February 6, 1789; William Spotswood, born December 1, 1792; Martha (”Patsy”) Winston, born November 6, 1794; Cornelius, born January 6, 1797; Albert Gallatin, born November 23, 1799; and Maria Catherine, born December 27, 1805, died November 14, 1809.
Cornelius inherited two adjoining tracts totaling 352 acres in Louisa County on the south side of the South Anna River from his father, which were transferred to him by his eldest brother, Isaac, December 8, 1777. He first appeared in the early Louisa County tithable lists in 1772, when he was 16 with 350 acres, which could not be legally transferred to him until he was 21, but for which he was the responsible taxpayer. He was similarly listed through 1781, then in the Louisa County land tax lists from 1782 through 1800 (the latest surviving list) with 431-470 acres. Like most of his neighbors, he was a slave owner and from 1782-1800 was taxed on 9-31 slaves. He was executor for the estates of his brother, Owen, and nephew, William Dabney Jr., son of his brother, Isaac.
In 1814, Cornelius sold his share of a mill that he jointly owned with Benjamin Hope, known as the Dabney and Hopes mill, to Robert Lewis Dabney, a son of Samuel Dabney. The price given in the deed was only $1, but Robert gave two bonds to Cornelius for unspecified amounts payable January 1, 1815 and 1816 and signed a deed of trust conveying his mill share to trustees to guarantee payment of the bonds. In May, 1814, Benjamin Hope sold his share of the mill to Robert with a similar financial and legal arrangement. In June, 1816, Robert sold the mill to John Shelton, Sr. and in March, 1817, Cornelius Dabney and Benjamin Hope filed a legal acknowldgement that Robert had redeemed his bonds.
Cornelius died in 1821, aged about 65. His will was dated April 24, 1821 and proved in Louisa County Court December 10, 1821. He gave his wife all of the household furnishings, a gig, her choice of horses, all of the plantation utensils and stock, and any crop still in the ground. To each of his two daughters, Elizabeth S. Stewart and Martha (Patsy) Cooper, he gave a horse and saddle and the slaves that they had already received. To his four sons, Isaac W., William S., Cornelius, and Albert G., he gave the slaves and other property that they had already received. After his wife’s death, all of the slaves in her possession were to be divided equally among his six children and none of them to be sold. After her death, all of his land and any remaining property of his wife was to be sold and the proceeds divided equally among his children. He appointed as executors, Abraham Fontaine, William Miller, clerk of Goochland County Court, and Charles Attkisson. An appraisal of his personal property dated December 14, 1821, totalled $4,368, of which 10 adult and two child slaves constituted 82%. Cornelius’ 486 acre farm was sold in November, 1829, by Elizabeth and James Attkisson to John S. Woodson, for $2,745.90.
Elizabeth was probably the female resident aged 60-70 in the household of her son Cornelius Jr. in Louisa County in the 1830 census. Cornelius Jr. sold the 159 acres of his farm in September 1831 and moved to Kentucky, where he settled in Christian County. Elizabeth went to live with her widowed daughter, Martha Cooper, in Davidson County, North Carolina. Martha died in September, 1838, and her brother, Albert G. Dabney, traveled from Christian County, Kentucky, to North Carolina and brought his mother back to his home in Kentucky. She died January 11 1840, aged 73 years and 18 days, while visiting Albert Gallatin Meriwether in Hickman County, Kentucky. 
Dabney, Cornelius (I45)
 
98 Cornelius Dabney was born to William and Sarah (Gwathmey) Dabney in 1799/1800 in King William County, Virginia.
During the War of 1812, he served as an ensign with his brother, Mordecai B. Dabney, a private, and his cousin, Henry Dabney, a corporal, in a detachment of 46 men of the King William County militia under the command of Major Thomas Hill for a tour of duty of 17 days in December, 1814.
About 1814/15, he married Diana Dabney, who was born in 1799/1800 to William Dabney Jr., and Hannah Temple Dabney, a daughter of Richard Dabney. They were complexly interrelated because Diana’s parents were first cousins of each other and of Cornelius. They had five children who survived into adulthood: William Winston, born 1815/16, married Martha Ann Bosher September 21, 1837; Adeline (or Eliza Adeline), born 1819/20, married James Gwathmey White in December, 1839; Cornelius Hamilton, born 1825/26, married Lucy Ann Ellett December 23, 1846, in Hanover County; Bushrod W., born 1828/29, married Jane Mason Timberlake, a daughter of David and Elizabeth (Mason)Timberlake of Frederick County, Virginia, in November, 1855; and Robert A. E., born April, 1836, married Virginia H. Taylor in 1858/59.
Cornelius first appeared in the King William County personal property tax list in 1816 and continued with irregularly rising prosperity through 1842, the year before his death. He was listed in the land tax list from 1816 to 1823 with 69-243 acres, no land from 1824 through 1827, and from 1844 to his death in 1843/44 with 200 to 600 acres. After his death, his estate continued to be charged with 600 acres through 1863, when Diana died. In 1864, his land was charged to his eldest son, William Winston Dabney. As executor for John Cordwell, Cornelius sold Cordwell’s 205 acres to Presley Atkinson for $861 in 1822. He purchased 200 acres in 1828 and inherited 400 more from his mother in 1830. After his death, Diana was listed with the same acreage from 1844 to 1850, after which it was listed as Cornelius’ estate through 1863.
According to the evidence from the tax lists, Cornelius died in 1843 or early 1844, aged about 44. Diana received a life tenancy in his land and was appointed executor under his will. In the 1850 and 1860 censuses, she was living with her son William Winston Dabney,. She probably died in 1863/64 when Cornelius estate ceased to be listed in the land tax rolll, aged about 63/64. 
Dabney, Cornelius (I75)
 
99 Cornelius Dabney, a son of Theodore Dawbney/Daubney and his wife, Dorothy Batte, was baptized December 11, 1631, in the parish of Bucknall in Lincolnshire, England. The Bucknall parish records also report the marriage of his parents April 30, 1629. His parents evidently moved within the next 14 months to the Parish of Hainton, where they had a son named John who was born February 15, 1632, and baptized in that year. Also buried there in the same year was a Matthew Batts, gent., who may have been a relative of Dorothy.
Cornelius probably emigrated to Virginia in the late 1650’s or early 1660’s. The first Virginia record of his residence is a patent for 200 acres on the Pamunkey River dated September 27, 1664. The land was located between the Pamunkey River (called the Yorke River in the patent, an older name) and Totopotomoys Creek where they run roughly parallel to each other until the river turns south and the creek empties into it. The land contained rich alluvial soil reflected in high tax assessments in later years. He received a second patent for 640 acres nearby on the south side of Totopotomoy Creek in 1666. A third patent dated March 16, 1667/68 added 100 acres to his first tract, which was included in the boundary description in the patent. When the patents were issued, the tracts were in New Kent County, but today are in southeastern Hanover County. In addition, Cornelius and seven other early settlers leased tracts of land from the Pamunkey Indian tribe on the northeast side of the Pamunkey River, which the Virginia Council had set aside for the tribe through 1700. In 1679, the Virginia Council recognized the leases and ruled that the lessors should have priority when grants could be made after the expiration of the Indian rights. As a consequence, patents were issued 22 years later in 1701 to four of Cornelius’ children: James, George, Sarah, and Dorothy. The location of Cornelius’ and his four children’s patents on the two sides of the Pamunkey River that divides Hanover and King William Counties is shown in Figure 3 in the Introduction. The area can be located on a detailed map of tidewater Virginia in relation to U. S. highway 360 and the Pamunkey River.
Cornelius evidently possessed exceptional linguistic and diplomatic ability because in 1676 the government appointed him the official interpreter for Queen Cockacoeske of the Pamunkey Indians, a tribe then friendly to the colonial government. In 1677, the English government made gifts of rich clothing and jewelry to the queen who led the tribe, her son, and her chief counselor to reward them for refusing to participate in recent raids by other tribes and to partly compensate them for injuries inflicted by angry settlers. A new gray suit was also given to the queen’s interpreter, Cornelius Dabney, described as “a man of goodly presence and of large stature in great esteem with the queen and her people.” In the Journals of the House of Burgesses and the Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts are several orders and requests from 1676 to 1684 to pay Cornelius Dabney for his services as interpreter.
Cornelius was closely associated with Col. Francis Moryson, one of three commissioners sent by the English government to investigate and make recommendations regarding the Virginia Colony and its intermittently hostile relations with the Indian tribes. In a personal letter to Moryson dated June 29, 1678, Cornelius mentioned as a closing aside that his wife Eedeth “would gladly send y’ one of her boys a year or two hence,” presumably to receive further education and learn English ways from an accomplished politician and diplomat.
Cornelius was married first to Eedeth (__), probably during the 1660’s. They had three children: James, George, and Sarah, who were probably born during the 1660’s or early 1670’s. Eedeth was still living in 1678, when Cornelius mentioned her in a letter to Col. Moryson, but probably died soon after. Cornelius remarried to Susannah (__) about 1679. They had six children, of whom 4 survived into adulthood: Dorothy, born before 1680, died about 1732; Benjamin, born ca 1682, died before March, 1722; Elizabeth, born ca 1684, died April 4, 1688; Cornelius II, born ca 1686, died 1764/65; John, born ca 1687, died April 7, 1688; Mary, born January 22, 1688, died September 7, 1748. Benjamin is known from only two records, but both are official documents and therefore reliable. No records have been found for their birth dates except for Mary, so their birth order and dates are mostly estimated from indirect evidence.
In the vestry book of St Peter’s parish, which begins in 1684, Cornelius Dabney is listed as churchwarden 1684-1685 and subsequently as a member of the vestry until his death in late 1693 or early 1694.
After Cornelius’ death, Susannah remarried to David Anderson. They had one child, David Anderson, Jr. David Sr. died about 1716. Susannah died after March 7, 1722, when she signed her will. She left bequests to her then living children: Cornelius Dabney II; Dorothy (Dabney) Anderson Trice, wife first of Capt. William Anderson and second of James Trice; Mary (Dabney) Carr, wife of Capt. Thomas Carr; David Anderson Jr.; and her grandchild, William Anderson.

Later History of Cornelius Dabney’s First Land Patent

Cornelius Dabney’s first land patent was granted September 27, 1664, for 200 acres, then reissued March 16, 1667/68 with an additional 100 acres added. It filled an elongated v-shaped area between the Pamunkey River and Totopotomoy’s Creek with a 847 yard linear boundary joining the two water courses on the west side. With some additional adjoining land, it later came to be known as Spring Garden. One hundred and fifteen years later in 1783, the tract’s per acre valuation in the county tax list was about 3.5 times a sample estimate of the average valuation for Hanover County, indicating that it was exceptionally fertile, probably because of alluvial deposits from the bordering river and creek.
After Cornelius’ death in late 1693 or early 1694, his second wife, Susannah, inherited the tract and remarried to David Anderson. According to the surviving parish records of processioning (legally required quadrennial tracing of tract boundaries by adjacent neighbors), David continued to hold the land through 1716. He evidently died after the 1716 processioning and before the 1719 processioning, when the records indicate that Susannah was occupying the tract. She probably died soon after signing her will March 7, 1722.
The next processioning that lists the land holders near Spring Garden was in 1735, when James Skelton was shown as owner of the tract. Since there is no indication of a family connection between the Dabneys and Skelton, the tract was probably sold during the years after Susannah’s death. Skelton was living in King William County in 1726, perhaps on the Spring Garden tract, but later moved to Goochland County where he owned a large amount of land. In 1723, he obtained patents for 1200, 400, 400, and 400 acres and in 1726 for 750, 1600, and 1600 acres (of which 1200 was a reissue of a 1723 patent), all in Henrico County (later Goochland County). In 1730, he obtained 393 acres in Hanover County. In 1734, when the 1730 patent was reissued and he signed an unrelated bond, he was living in Goochland County. In 1744 and 1745, he was listed as a neighbor in patents in Goochland County and in 1750, he obtained a patent for an island containing 10 acres in the James River in Goochland County.
In 1735, James Skelton signed a bond to William Meriwether promising to convey to James’ wife, Jane Meriwether (probably a close relative of William), 1,000 acres of land to be passed on to their daughter, Sally Skelton, after Jane’s death. This was probably the Spring Garden farm, now enlarged to about 1,000 acres. Since a wife’s property was customarily listed in her husband’s name, James Skelton continued to be identified as the owner through the 1751 processioning, after which Meriwether Skelton, their son, took his place. He continued until 1780, when he resigned from St. Paul’s vestry and probably died relatively soon afterward.
In the 1782 land tax records for Hanover County, the earliest ones surviving, Col. Thomas Jones, the husband of Sally Skelton, was listed as the owner of the tract, which consisted of 1020 acres. Col. Jones retired from the position of clerk of Northumberland County in 1781 and moved to Hanover County, where he was born about 1726 and his wife owned the farm Spring Garden. According to one writer, Jones was quite prosperous and lived in expensive style. While still serving as clerk, he wrote to the father of a prospective wife for his son Catesby that his clerkship was worth £400 a year and that he intended to turn it over to his son.
Col. Jones died in late 1785 or early 1786 and the property was listed for land taxes as Thomas Jones estate until 1798. After Thomas’s death, Sally Jones, his widow, was listed in the personal property tax list until her death in late 1792 or early 1793. From 1793, one of the Jones sons, Meriwether, was listed until 1797. In 1798, 400 acres were sold to Smith Blakey and in 1800, the remaining 620 acres were sold to Gawin Corbin a son-in-law of the Jones. Corbin then sold them in 1803 to Judge Spencer Roane. Roane was an influential political leader and distinguished jurist, who served on the Virginia Supreme Court for 27 years. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates at the age of 21 and became a confidante and adviser to Governor Patrick Henry. His first wife was Anne Henry, one of the governor’s daughters. He added 97 acres to the estate in 1805 and in 1809 and 1810 purchased two tracts totaling 1029.5 acres in the nearby New Castle area. After his death in 1822, his widow, Elizabeth (Hoskins)Roane, who was his second wife, was listed with the 725 acres of the Spring Garden farm and his daughter, Eliza, was listed with the New Castle land. In 1825, Eliza married Albert G. Ruffin, who died in 1829. In 1839, Eliza remarried to Charles McDonald, the newly elected governor of Georgia.
After the death of Spencer Roane’s widow in 1825/26, his son, William Henry Roane, settled on the Spring Garden farm. W. H. Roane was active in Virginia politics and served one term in the U. S. House of Representatives and another in the U. S. Senate. After Roane’s death in 1845, Spring Garden appeared in the tax lists as the W. H. Roane estate until 1851, when it was sold to John A. Meredith, who was commonwealth attorney for Hanover County and later a Circuit Court judge in Richmond. He continued to own Spring Garden through 1863, the latest year for which land tax data is available.
The house where the Jones and Roane families lived was built of brick and was about 34 feet by 44 feet with two stories having four rooms on each floor. The valuation assigned to it by the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia was the highest among their insurance policies in Hanover County. According to Old Homes of Hanover County, Virginia (Hanover, VA: Hanover County Historical Society, 1983), it was damaged by fire in 1784/85 and 1820, later deserted, and only slight ruins remain today. 
Dabney, Cornelius I (I92)
 
100 Cornelius Maupin was born to Daniel Maupin Jr. and Mary Elizabeth (Dabney) Maupin in Albemarle County, Virginia.
He moved from Albemarle County to Madison County Kentucky about 1789. He married Ann Bratton and had at least two children: Bernard, who had two sons, Charles and Silas, and Margaret, who married David Woods (1800-1882).
He purchased land on Otter Creek and settled there in 1790. He also acquired land on the waters of Green River. In 1802, he sold his land on Otter Creek and in 1807, he sold his land near Green River. He continued to be listed for personal property taxes through 1812. W. H. Miller’s History and Genealogies suggests that he may have moved out of the county. 
Maupin, Cornelius (I1690)
 

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