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Benjamin Dabney Anderson

Male 1794 - 1855  (60 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Dabney Anderson 
    Born 30 Dec 1794  Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1855  Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1735  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 

    Father Samuel Anderson,   b. 1757,   d. Aft 1810, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Mother Ann Dabney,   b. 10 Feb 1759, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1831, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1781  [3
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet

    Family Louisa Ann Payne,   b. 19 Oct 1799,   d. 28 Nov 1876  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1818  [2
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1192  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Dabney Anderson was born to Samuel and Ann Dabney Anderson December 30, 1794, in Cumberland County, Virginia.
      He married Louisa Ann Payne June 25, 1818. She was a daughter of Smith and Margaret Payne of Buckingham County. They had seven children: Samuel S., born September 20, 1819, married Harriet Tisdale, a distinguished officer in the Mexican War, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate forces in the Civil War; Margaret Ann, born March 8,1823, died September 27, 1891, married first Edward L. Scruggs, October 9, 1845, second Andrew Holmes; Mary Dabney, married Hosea W. Sherrill; Ellen Elizabeth, born July 23, 1828, died February 19, 1912; Benjamin Dabney Jr., born November 14, 1830, went West in the gold rush of 1849, married and had several unknown children; Katherine Louisa, married Carter Blanton; Susan Clough, born 1839, died in infancy.
      Benjamin was a physician. He first appeared in the Cumberland County personal property tax list in 1815 and 1816, when he was about 21 and 22. He then moved to neighboring Buckingham County, where he was listed for personal property taxes from 1817 through 1846 and in the 1820-1840 censuses. In the Buckingham land tax rolls, he first appeared in in 1826 with 40 acres, which increased to 73 acres in 1829 and was sold in 1833. In 1841, he purchased 300 acres and retained it until his departure from the county about 1847. He then moved to Weakley County, Tennessee, where he was listed in the 1850 census in the town of Dresden, aged 57, a physician, with his wife, Louisa, 50, and daughters Mary, 25; Ellen, 22; Catherine, 17; and four others 17-32, apparently roomers/boarders. He was listed in the Weakley tax rolls from 1848 through 1857. He died August 25, 1855. Louisa died November 28, 1876. [1, 2, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] p. 91, 99..

    2. [S169] p. 91..

    3. [S169] p. 98..

    4. [S169] p. 91.