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Sarah Dabney

Female Abt 58 - Bef 1794  (~ 173 years)


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  • Name Sarah Dabney  [1
    Born Abt 1752-58  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1794  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 

    Father William Dabney,   b. 1721, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Philadelphia Gwathmey 
    Married 1745-1749  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

    Family Mordecai Booth,   b. 1756, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799/1800, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1774  [1
    Children 
     1. William Booth,   b. 1775
     2. Thomas Booth,   b. 1776,   d. 1777  (Age 1 years)
     3. Lucy Cooke Booth,   b. 1778,   d. 1779  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sarah Dabney was probably born to William and Philadelphia (Gwathmey) Dabney between 1752 and 1758 in King William County, Virginia.
      She married Mordecai Cooke Booth of King William County July 2, 1774. He was born in 1756 to Thomas and Lucy (Cooke) Booth in Hanover County. His father died shortly before his birth and his mother moved to neighboring King William County. Mordecai and Sarah had three children: William, born 1775; Thomas, born 1776; and Lucy Cooke, born 1778. No further information has been found concerning William, although he was deceased before 1819, when he was not included in the sale of his father’s land. Thomas and Lucy died early in 1777 and 1779. Sarah died and Mordecai remarried December 19, 1793,to Nancy Maddocks/Mattocks with whom he had one child, Mordecai Cooke Booth Jr., born 1795-1800l, later became a physician.
      Mordecai was a captain of one of the three King William militia companies in the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1781.
      In 1783, Mordecai and his mother Lucy were each listed in the King William land tax rolls with 397 acres. In 1785, after his mother’s death, Mordecai’s land increased to 794 acres, then declined to 619 acres in 1793, then to 396 acres in 1795 and remained constant until his death in 1799/1800 at age 43/44, when his entry in the land tax lists changed to Mordecai Booth’s estate.
      Mordecai’s widow, Nancy, remarried in 1802 to Robert B. Dabney, eldest son of Owen Dabney of Hanover County, who moved from Hanover to King William about 1803. In 1819, Robert and Nancy Dabney and Nancy’s son, Mordecai Cooke Booth Jr. of Gloucester County, sold the 396 acres from Mordecai Booth’s estate to George R. Cock. Robert B. Dabney dropped out of the personal property tax lists after 1825 and probably died. [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S111] p. 225..

    2. [S83]

    3. [S1408]

    4. [S118]

    5. [S1068]

    6. [S111]

    7. [S1429]