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Temple Dabney

Male Abt 1778/79 - 1802  (~ 23 years)


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  • Name Temple Dabney 
    Born Abt 1778/79  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1802  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 

    Father Richard Dabney,   b. 1750/51, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1800, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Diana Gwathmey,   b. 31 Oct 1755, King and Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1824, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 May 1774  [3
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah Temple Gwathmey,   b. 11 Apr 1779, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1845, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1798-1802 
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Temple Dabney was born to Richard and Diana (Gwathmey) Dabney about 1778/79 in King William County, Virginia.
      In 1796, at the age of 17, he was working for his cousin Humphrey Dabney in Richmond. He was a witness for Humphrey in two court cases, for which the Richmond Hustings Court ordered Humphrey to pay him small fees. He married Hannah Temple Gwathmey between 1798 and 1802. Hannah was born April 11, 1779, to Richard and Elizabeth (Jones) Gwathmey in King William County. Temple and his brother Joseph witnessed a deed for 139.5 acres from his cousin William Dabney Jr. and his wife Hannah, Temple’s sister, to William Cock in September, 1800. In 1802, he witnessed a bill of sale from William Dabney Jr. to William’s brother Humphrey of Richmond.
      Temple died in September or October, 1802, aged about 23. His brothers Richard and Owen and Richard Gwathmey were appointed to administer his estate. No evidence has been found that Temple and Hannah had children. For 17 years, Hannah remained a widow. During that time, the records suggest she may have lived with her parents and helped them in old age until their deaths in 1813-15.
      Hannah began to appear in the King William land tax records in 1816 with 50 acres that she inherited from her father, Richard Gwathmey. In 1818, she received an additional 30 acres from her sister Sally. She remarried to Horace White in 1819 and they had one son, James G. White. During the year before her death, she gave 43 acres of her land to James. She died Dec. 20, 1845 in King William County, aged 66. Horace died August 15, 1854, aged 70. [1, 2, 4, 5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S166]

    2. [S9]

    3. [S47]

    4. [S157]

    5. [S17] p. 946..

    6. [S18]