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Col. William Dabney, of Aldingham

Male 10 - 1773/74  (~ 176 years)


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  • Name Col. William Dabney, of Aldingham  [1
    Prefix Col. 
    Suffix of Aldingham 
    Born C1707-10  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1773/74  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I213  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

    Father George Dabney, I,   b. Abt 1670, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729-34, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth (Eliza) (__),   d. Aft 1729 
    Married C1693/94 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Barrett,   b. 1715,   d. Dec 1779  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1737-39  [4
    Children 
     1. William Dabney,   b. died young
     2. Capt. George Dabney,   b. 1740, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mary Dabney,   b. Bef 1741, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Dabney,   b. Abt 1744, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1820  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. Col. Charles Dabney, of Dabney’s Legion,   b. 1745, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1829, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Samuel Dabney,   b. 14 Apr 1752, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Robert (”Robin”) Dabney,   b. 1763/64, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1803, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     8. Susannah Dabney,   d. 1799
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William Dabney was born to George Dabney I and Elizabeth his wife about 1707-10 on the Greenville farm in King William County, Virginia.
      He married Anne Barrett about 1737-39, a daughter of Charles B. and Mary (Leigh) Barret/Barrett. They had eight children: William, died young; George, born 1740; Mary, born bef 1741; Elizabeth, born abt 1744; Charles, born 1745; Samuel, born 14 Apr 1752; Robert (“Robin”), born 1763/64; and Susannah.
      William inherited 600 acres from his father, George Dabney I, who died about 1729-1734. It was located in the northwestern part of Hanover County between the South Anna River and Taylors Creek about 2 miles west of where the Creek empties into the River. About 1760, he built a large house on the property and named it Aldingham. Until then, he lived at The Grove near Montpelier, about 5 miles distant. He gave The Grove to his son, Capt. George Dabney, who lived there for the rest of his life. William also inherited from his father a tract of unspecified size on nearby Wolf Swamp and the southern half of a tract of 1200 acres on Cub Creek that George acquired in three patents for 400 acres each July 9, 1724 in Hanover County (now in Louisa County). In the Quit Rent Roll for Hanover County for 1763, William was taxed on 800 acres.
      In February, 1752, the State Assembly passed an Act for clearing the Appomattox and Pamunkey Rivers that appointed William and seven other gentlemen trustees to see that the Pamunkey River was cleared of mill dams, fish hedges, and other obstructions to the passage of boats. In 1752, William was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Governor. William served as sheriff for Hanover County in 1756 and was a colonel in the militia. With four other residents, William was a trustee in 1768 for the estate of Nathaniel West Dandridge who had signed a deed of trust to pledge the income of the estate to pay his extensive debts. In 1769, William advertised finding a wandering horse in Hanover County.
      William Dabney died in 1773/74, aged about 63-67. Anne (Barrett) Dabney died in 1779, aged about 64. After the deaths of William and Anne, their second son, Col. Charles Dabney of Dabneys Legion in the Revolution continued to live at Aldingham with his sister Susannah, both of whom never married. After Col. Charles Dabney died in 1829, he left Aldingham to his brother Samuel’s sixth son, Charles Dabney Jr., who helped him greatly in running the farm in his later years. Charles Jr. died in 1833 and left the estate to his son, Charles William Dabney, who sold it in 1875 to Harlan Howard. [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

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