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Benjamin Dabney, Jr.

Male 1788/89 - 1826  (37 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Dabney, Jr.  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1788/89  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1826  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I315  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Father Benjamin Dabney,   b. 15 Sep 1757, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1806, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Martha Burwell Armistead 
    Married Abt 1785/86  [5
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet

    Family Ann West Dabney,   b. 2 Sep 1793, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1814/15  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Dabney Jr. was born to Benjamin and Martha Burwell (Armistead) Dabney in 1788/89 in King and Queen County, Virginia. He was a student at the College of William and Mary in 1807.
      He married Ann West Dabney, a daughter of his uncle George Dabney IV in 1814/15. They had three children: Susan Dandridge, born in 1815-17; Mary Booth, born in 1817/18; and Thomas Jefferson, born in 1825/26.
      He and his brother George first appeared in the King William County personal property tax lists in 1810. Each inherited 326 acres in King William County from their father’s estate in 1811. Benjamin bought 316 acres from Charles C. Page in 1818 and inherited 326 acres from his brother George in 1818/19, making a total of 968 acres. He was one of two trustees in three deeds of trust in 1816 and 1822, suggesting that he may have practiced law. He was one of five signers of a bond to guarantee his cousin George Dabney IV’s faithful performance of his duties as sheriff of the county in 1821.
      According to W. H. Dabney’s informant for Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia, Benjamin was very handsome and strong and was a champion as a student at the College of William and Mary.
      Benjamin died December 13 1826 at the early age of 38. Ann remarried to Captain John Lumpkin, a widower, in 1835. (See biography of Ann West Dabney) [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S35] p. 123..

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    12. [S606] p. 166..