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2  Cooper, Rev. Thomas (I187)
 
3  Smith, Thomas Gregory (I318)
 
4  Wiatt, John Todd Cocke (I348)
 
5  Maupin, Daniel Jr. (I474)
 
6  Maupin, John (I476)
 
7  Anderson, Capt. William (I483)
 
8  Minor, John (I585)
 
9  Harris, Thomas (I850)
 
10  Jones, Foster (I1571)
 
11  Langhorne, Maurice Moulson (I1739)
 
12  Herndon, Joseph (I1969)
 
13  Rodes, Clifton (I2035)
 
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1810 census, Madison, KY, George Shackelford, M 3 0-9, 1 16-25, 1 26-44; F 1 0-9, 2 16-25, 1 26-44, 10 slaves
1810 census, Gloucester, VA, George Shackelford, M 1 0-9, 1 45+; F 1 16-25, 1 45+
1810 census, Laurens, SC, George Shackelford, M 2 0-9, 1 10-15, 1 26-44; F 2 0-9, 1 26-44
1810 census, King & Queen, VA, George D. Shackelford, M 1 0-9, 1 16-25, 1 26-44; F 3 0-9, 1 26-44, 1 45+
1810 census, Mason, KY, George Shackelford, M 3 0-9, 2 16-25, 1 26-44; F 3 10-15, 2 16-25, 1 26-44
1820 census, St. Stephens, King and Queen, VA, George D. Shackelford, M 1 10-15, 1 45+; F 4 0-9, 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 1 26-44, 1 45+ 
Shackelford, William (I304)
 
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Birth & death 1750 &1767, source 151 
Smith, Elizabeth (I68)
 
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Gwathmey Dabney, the youngest child of William and Philadelphia Dabney, was probably born between 1762 and 1767 in King William County, Virginia.
He married Elizabeth Maddox June 15, 1786, in Goochland County. They had 6 children: Sarah, James, John, Nancy, Elizabeth, and Mordecai. Very little has been found concerning their children
In the month of his marriage, he opened an account at William Winston’s store in Goochland, which he continued for a year. Over his lifetime, he appears to have been somewhat peripatetic, perhaps partly because he did not inherit any land from his father’s estate as his older brothers did. The details of the deeds to his brothers’ inherited land suggest that they may have contributed toward a compensatory fund for him.
In 1787, he obtained 418 acres in Goochland County from Thomas Pollock, probably by lease, since deeds for its purchase and sale could not be found. He continued to pay taxes on it through 1790, but was listed as a non-resident landowner during the last two years. He moved to King William County and paid personal property taxes there during 1792. He was not listed again in King William until 1800, where he remained until 1807. By 1809, he had moved to Middlesex County, where he was listed in the land tax list as a co-owner (or co-taxpayer) of 727.5 acres with Robert Dabney of Gloucester County. This Robert Dabney has not been identified and may be a tax commissioner’s entry error. In 1810, his partner’s name changed to James Dabney of Gloucester County, probably Dr. James Dabney, son of Major George Dabney III of King William County. He continued to be listed in the Middlesex land tax list through 1813, but moved during 1812 or 1813 to King William County, where he witnessed 2 deeds March 1 and 2, 1812 and was listed in the King William personal property tax lists for 1813 - 1815, after which his tax entry changed to Gwathmey Dabney estate charged to his widow, Elizabeth Dabney, indicating his death in 1815/16. He did not leave a will. Elizabeth continued in the King William personal property tax list through 1825, indicating that she probably died in 1825/26 or moved out of the county to live with one of her children elsewhere.
It has not been possible to find records of the lives of Gwathmey and Elzabeth’s children except for James, whose data is sparse. 
Dabney, Gwathmey (I55)
 
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In the 1850 census, she was 35 and living in King William County with Catherine Simpkin also 35.

Listed in KWC PP tax, 1850 through 1855, in KWC land tax, 1854 through 1856.

In 1855, she was listed in the KWC land tax list with Sarah Turner and Julia Turner under John H. Burch (probably the husband of a sister), 500 acres, valuation $3,3000, George Turner estate. 
Turner, Louisa (I1133)
 
18 (died young) Dabney, Edmond (I342)
 
19 (married John Boughton, see sister, Elizabeth Camp Dabney) Dabney, Susanna Dandridge (I508)
 
20 (See Anthony Haden Biog File)
Anthony Haden’s first land sale in Albemarle Co. was in 1774 (may be an earlier Anthony).
Anthony Haden’s first land purchase in Albemarle Co. was in 1793. With wife Anna, he then sold it in 1794. No other deeds in Albemarle.

Anthony and Drusilla had 6 children between 1768 and 1778, Janey, Betsey R., John, Turner R., Henley, and Rebecca
Anthony and Mary had 2 children between 1782 and 1783: James C. and Richard D.
Anthony and Anna had 3 children between 1788 & 1793 
Haden, Anthony (I1060)
 
21 (See MIller, p. 268) Harris, Lucy (I2068)
 
22 After his first wife Sarah’s death, James remarried to Polly (Mary) Lee May 4, 1814. They had 10 children: (birth years estimated from ages in 1850 and later censuses), Elizabeth, born about 1813, married Stephen B. Miller August 15, 1846, living in Ohio County, Kentucky, in 1850, probably died before 1860, when Stephen was listed alone; Mary (Nancy), born about 1815, married John Todd September 26, 1830, lived iin Madison County, Kentucky, in 1850, probably died before 1860, when John was living with a different wife in Madison County; Sarah, born about 1821/22, married Franklin P. Glasgow November 24, 1840, then moved to Nodaway County, Missouri, where they were listed in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses; Edward, born about 1824, living in Eldorado County, California, as a miner in 1850, married Eliza Swearingen in Nodaway County, Missouri, in 1855, who may be the Louise who was listed with him in the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Nodaway County; Ann, born about 1824, married John Lee, living in Madison County, Kentucky in 1850; (Search Madison Co. tax lists on order for John Lee) Richard W., born about 1824/25, married Minerva C. (___), living in McDonough County, Illinois, in 1850, tailor, elected a trustee of Macomb City in 1850, living in Kansas Territory in 1860; Lucinda, born about 1829, married Robert Elder June 22, 1841, living in Madison County, Kentucky, in 1850 census; Andrew, born about 1834, married Ellen L. Israel January 2, 1859, in Nodaway County, Missouri, where they were listed in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses, Sarah Jane, born about 1835, married 1st Elijah Mercer March 12, 1863, in Nodaway County, Missouri, not found in 1870 census, married 2nd to Noah Lee October 19, 1876, Sarah and Noah in Nodaway in 1880 with Mary and Perry Mercer, aged 16 and 9, indicating Elijah Mercer was living in 1871, in 1900 Noah and Sally were 87 and 60 and living with Martha J. (Patsy) Stephenson, 80; and David, born about 1835, married Louisa Temple Griffith September 21, 1856, living Nodaway County 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, Louisa absentin 1880 and probably deceased.
James Stephenson first appeared in the Madison County, Kentucky, tax lists in 1787. In that year, he was taxed on 12 horses and no land. from 1789 through 1796, he was taxed on 14-38 horses, suggesting that he was raising horses for market. Until 1833 he does not appear to have purchased land, but rented it intermittently with the owners sometimes paying the taxes. About 1830, he acquired 250 acres and subsequently bought additional amounts until his death in 1847/48 when he was charged with 1,000 acres. During his later years, he kept about 7-14 horses.
James died in 1847/48.
(Need to check Madison Co. deed indexes for John Lee’s & James Stephenson’ s land purchases & sales, 
Lee, Polly (Mary) (I2087)
 
23 Agnes Carr was born in 1712 to Major Thomas Carr Jr. and Mary (Dabney) Carr of Caroline County, Virginia.
She married Col. John Waller Jr. of Spotsylvania County in 1730. He was born ca 1701 to Col. John and Dorothy (King) Waller of Endfield, King William County and later Newport, Spotsylvania County. From her father, Agnes inherited the Topping Castle farm, where John and Agnes lived for the rest of their lives. They had eight children: Mary, born October 22, 1730, married James Overton; Thomas, born July 29, 1732, married Sarah Dabney, a daughter of John and Anna (Harris) Dabney; Pomfrett, born January 20, 1747, married Martha Martin; Agnes, married Henry Goodloe Johnston; Ann, married James Bullock; Sarah, married Clifton Rodes of Albemarle County; Dorothy, married Thomas Goodloe; Elizabeth, married Edmund Eggleston of King William County.
John Waller was a vestryman in St. George’s Parish in Spotsylvania County in 1733 and sheriff in 1746. They lived on the Pamunkey River in Berkeley Parish
John died in 1776. In his will, dated February 6, 1776, and proved
April 18, 1776, he left his home farm to his wife, Agnes, and after her death to his eldest son, Thomas. To his other son, Pomfrett, he left 200 acres. He made additional bequests to his daughters, Mary, Agnes, Ann, Agnes, and Dorothy, granddaughters Agnes Waller and Agnes Carr Johnson, son-in-law James Bullock, and nephew John Lewis. Agnes died in 1779. 
Carr, Agnes (I530)
 
24 Agnes Dandridge Dabney was born to Major George Dabney IV and his wife, Susannah Littlepage (Quarles) Dabney June 29, 1804, in King William County, Virginia.
She married her cousin, Dr. George Augustus Spiller, about 1821. In the 1830 census for Hanover County, Spiller was listed with a wife and no children. He died July 16, 1832, in King William County, Virginia. They had a daughter who died young. Agnes remarried to John P. Boughton of King William County, November 5,1833. They had three surviving children: Susan D., born 1835, married James Ellis, living in Kidder, Caldwell County, Missouri, in 1880 census; Bettie C. (or K.)., born 1837, married Nathaniel Grant, living in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, in 1880 census; Virginia B., born 1840, married William Millar, a civil engineer, living in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, in 1880 census.
Agnes and John moved to Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, before the 1840 census, when their household consisted of two males 20-29 and five females, 2 under 5, 1 5 to 9, 1 20-29, and 1 30-39 (probably Agnes). In 1850, John and Agnes, aged 41 and 44, were living in Liberty, Missouri, with three daughters, Susan, 16, Betty K., 15, and Virginia, 12, and Agnes’s unmarried sister, Elizabeth Camp Dabney. Also living in Liberty, Missouri, in 1850 was their brother, Thomas Smith Dabney, 39, a physician. John Boughton died before the 1860 census, when Agnes, 65, and her sister Elizabeth, 70, were living in Liberty with Thomas, 51, and his three children. In 1870, Agnes was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Nathaniel and Bettie K. Grant in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She died June 13, 1880, probably in Kansas City, Missouri. 
Dabney, Agnes Dandridge (I513)
 
25 Agnes Waller was born to Col. John and Agnes (Carr) Waller , in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
She married ca 1757/58 Henry Goodloe Johnston Sr., a son of William Buford Johnston and his wife Mary of Spotsylvania County. They had ten children: Mary Johnston (1759-1788); John Waller Johnston (1762-1800), living in Nelson County, Kentucky, in 1794, died in Nelson County in 1800/1801, bequeathed 1799 acres of Millitary Land to his siblings; William Goodloe Johnston (1764-unknown) mentally disabled; Agnes Carr Johnston (1767-1840; Ann Key (Johnston) Childress (1769-1848); Dorothea Pomfrett Johnston (1771-1815); Thomas Buford Johnston (1774-1853, moved to Adair Co., KY in 1812; Sarah Dabney Johnston (1776-unknown); Stephen Henry Johnston (1779-1781); Henry Goodloe Johnston Jr. (1781-1871.
Henry was listed in the Spotsylvania personal property tax lists from 1782 (earliest available) through 1802 with about 5-12 slaves and 4-6 horses. In the land tax lists, he was charged with 380 acres from 1786 to 1792, which then decreased to 193 acres when he gave his eldest son, John Waller Johnston, 121 acres in 1793, then increased to 400 acres in 1801, part of which may have been rented. His son John’s will made in 1797 stated that Henry was mentally deranged when he gave John 121 acres in 1793. In 1803, his entries in both tax lists changed to Henry Johnston’s estate, indicating his death. He did not leave a will, and his estate was settled by an administrator. Agnes was named as the taxpayer for their personal property through 1821, when she probably died. She was listed in the 1810 census for Spotsylvania County with one adult male, two adult females, and one child. Henry’s land was taxed through 1805.
In 1794, Henry published a notice in the Virginia Herald and Fredericksburg Advertiser (vol. 7, June 26 1794, issue 369) warning the public not to trade with his wife because he would not pay any of her contracts. He added that she had taken up with another man with whom she was hiring an attorney to prove him a fool, put him in a mad house, and take away his hard-earned estate. No further evidence has been found concerning the outcome of this rift. 
Waller, Agnes (I1930)
 
26 Albert Gallatin Dabney was born to Cornelius and Elizabeth Smith (Winston) Dabney November 23, 1799, in Louisa County, Virginia.
He married Ann Eliza Catlett, a sister of his brother Cornelius’ wife, December 8, 1820. They had five children: Edwin Winston, born September 28, 1821; Thomas Catlett, born Septmber 20, 1823; Albert Smith, born 1825; Cornelius Isaac, born November 24, 1826; and John Temple, who died in childhood. Ann died between 1828, when her last child was born, and 1832, when Albert remarried to Elizabeth Eggleston Scates. They had eight children: Ann Maria, born about 1832/33; Elizabeth, born 1834/35; Juliette O., born 1836/37; Walter Scates, born 1838; William Spotswood, born 1840/41; Louisa V. born 1844; Joseph Whorton, born 1845/46; Robert Owen, born 1847/48.
Albert farmed in Louisa County and served in the militia, where he rose to the rank of Major, a title he carried for the rest of his life. In 1832 or 1833, when he was about 32/33, he migrated to Trigg County, Kentucky, where he was listed in the county tax list from 1833 through 1842. In 1843, he moved to neighboring Christian County and gave half of his Trigg land to his son Edwin W., who was listed until he moved to Texas in 1853. In the 1850 census, he was living in Christian County, Kentucky, aged 50, with land valued at $1,800. Albert continued to live in Christian County until 1855, when he died and his will was proved in Christian County Court. The will was written in 1844, marking him as an unusually prudent man, unlike the great majority of men who made their wills within a month or two of their deaths. It also suggests that he may have been experiencing some physical limitations when he moved from Trigg County to Christian County in 1843.
In his will, Albert listed the value of the gifts that he had given to the four sons of his first marriage and expressed his desire that his remaining assets should be divided to benefit all of his children as equally as possible. In the 1860 census, Elizabeth was living in Christian County, aged 74, with land valued at $8,000 and personal property valued at $29,620.
Another Albert Gallatin Dabney was born about 1803/04 to Humphrey Dabney of Richmond. Albert born in Louisa County was a grandson of William Dabney of King William County (1721/26-1767) and Albert of Richmond was a great-grandson of William, making them first cousins, once removed. 
Dabney, Albert Gallatin (I168)
 
27 Alexander F. Dabney was born to Thomas and Mary Elliott (Tompkins) Dabney in 1837/38 in King William County, Virginia.
He first appeared in th King William County personal property and land tax lists in 1859 and continued until 1863, when his land was entered as Alex F. Dabney’s estate.
He enlisted as a sergeant in Capt. W. P. Carter’s Company in the Virginia Light Artillery June 1, 1861, and was promoted to First Lieutenant April 28, 1862. He was killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862 aged about 24. 
Dabney, Alexander F. (I1082)
 
28 Ancestry says he was born on Gold Mine Plantation, Hanover Cp. 25 Sep 1757 to Robert Anderson & Elizabeth Clough. Died in 1826 in Cumberland Co.

From: , states Samuel Anderson, (1757-1826) from Anderson Bible Records at LVA 
Anderson, Samuel (I331)
 
29 Ann Anderson was born to Samuel and Ann Dabney Anderson February 28, 1787 in Cumberland County, Virginia.
She married Maurice Moulson Langhorne Jr. January 5, 1802, in Cumberland County. He was born April 12, 1777, in Cumberland County, the eighth of Maurice and Elizabeth (Trotter) Langhorne’s 13 children. Maurice and Ann had five children: Mary Ann, born ca 1809, married Wm.. Leitch; Samuel Maurice, born 1807-09; Dr. John Wesley, born September 24, 1808, trained in medicine at University of Pennsylvania, died May 9, 1881, married 1st ca 1833 Martha Branch, 2nd Mary Wilson; Elizabeth, born July 29, 1810, married Rev. John R. Bennett; Martha, born 1812, died 1816.
Maurice M. Langhorne was listed in the Buckingham County personal property tax lists from 1797 through 1810, was absent 1811-1814, then listed again from 1815-1834, after which his entry changed to Maurice M. Langhorne’s estate. In the land tax rolls, he was charged with 190 acres from 1804-1810, was absent 1811-1816, and reappeared with 500 acres in 1817, 862 acres in 1818-1836. His absence from the 1811-1814/16 tax lists suggests that he served in the War of 1812. There were at least two Maurice Langhornes in the War of 1812: one served as a quartermaster in the 115th (Howard’s) Regiment, the other as a lieutenant in the First Corps d’Elite (Randolph’s) Militia, and a possible third in McDowell’s Flying Camp.
In the 1810 census, he and Ann had two children 0-9. In 1820, they were living in New Canton with 4 children 10-15, and in 1830 with a son 20-29 and a daughter 15-19.
As indicated by the tax rolls, Maurice probably died in late 1834 or early 1835. 
Anderson, Ann (I1733)
 
30 Ann Dabney was born to Benjamin and Martha Burwell (Armistead) Dabney about 1790 in King and Queen County, Virginia.
She married Thomas Gregory Smith about 1814/15. He was born January 19, 1778 to the Reverend Thomas and Mary Smith of Cople Parish in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and was a brother of Benjamin Dabney’s second wife, Sarah Smith. They had one child, Mary Cooke Smith, born 1816, married Edmund Ruffin Jr., of Prince George County, and died July 28, 1857.
Thomas inherited 485 acres in King and Queen County in 1791, when he was still a minor, from his uncle, Col. Gregory Smith, who never married. In 1806//07, the land tax lists show he received 500 more acres from Benjamin Dabney. About 1821/22 , he obtained 282 acres from a Mr. Maire, making a total of about 1293 acres. Thomas was elected to represent King and Queen County in the Genreral Assembly In 1803, 1804, and 1805. He was elected in 1812, 1813, and 1814 to the Senate to represent King and Queen, Essex, and King William Counties. In 1820 and 1821, he was elected to the General Assembly again from King and Queen County.
In 1823, his entry in the county land tax list changed to Thomas G. Smith’s estate, indicating that his death probably occurred in late 1822 or early 1823. 
Dabney, Ann (I317)
 
31 Ann Dabney was born to Cornelius Dabney II and his wife, Sarah Jennings about 1733 in Hanover County, Virginia.
She was married to Nathaniel Thompson before October, 1764, when Cornelius mentioned his daughter, Anne Thompson, in his will. Nathaniel’s forename is identified in a Brown Family bible that reports a marriage to a daughter of Nathaniel and Anna Dabney Thompson. Cornelius gave one shilliing to each of three of his sons-in-law in a codicil to his will, but Ann’s husband was not included. The aim of the token gifts was probably to protect his daughters’ bequests legally or morally against the custom of coverture. If correct, this indicates that Anne (Dabney) Thompson’s husband was deceased when the codicil was signed 5 Nov 1764.
Nathaniel Thompson/Thomson was listed as a land processioner in St. Paul”s Vestry Book from 1759 to 1784. He purchased 33 1/2 acres from John Street in December, 1789. He was listed in the Hanover land tax rolls with 342 acres from 1783, the earliest available record, through 1804, after which, his entry changed to Nathaniel Thompson estate, indicating his death in the second half of 1804 or the first half of 1805. The estate entry continued through 1808, probably for the support of Ann and their children. In the personal property tax lists, he was charged with about 2-18 slaves and 3-6 horses. Another Nathaniel Thompson, who may have been a son appeared in 1803 with 200 acres and continued through 1824, when he was taxed on 866 acres. A daughter, Mary, married Bezaleel Brown. 
Dabney, Anne (I477)
 
32 Ann Dabney was born to George Dabney II and Ann Anderson Dabney after 1749 in King William County, Virginia.
She married George Dillard Sr. of King and Queen County. He was probably born ca 1735-41 in King and Queen County. They had at least one child, William Dillard.
George participated in the processioning of the boundaries of his and his neighbors’ lands from 1759 to 1775. In the pew holder list for Stratton Major Parish for 1767, he was given the title of “Dr.,” suggesting that he was a physician as well as a farmer. He was a vestryman in Stratton Major Parish from 1777 to 1780. He died before the 1782 tax lists were assembled and probably died in 1780/81. 
Dabney, Ann (I308)
 
33 Ann Dabney was born to Major George Dabney III of Dabney’s Ferry and Ann “Nancy” (Nelson) Baker Dabney February 10, 1759, in King William County, Virginia.
She married Samuel Anderson March 29,1781. He was born June 25, 1757. They had 15 children, but only 6 survived to adulthood: Ann, born February 28, 1787; Elizabeth, October 23, 1788; Benjamin D., born December 5, 1794; Judith C., born December 2, 1800; Sarah S. C., born May 4, 1804; and Samuel Q, born March 6, 1806.
During the Revolutionary War, Samuel Anderson was a sergeant in Capt. John Morton’s Company in the Fourth Virginia Regiment of Foot on Continental Establishment listed in a muster roll dated June 28, 1781.
Samuel was a lawyer and served as Commonwealth Attorney in Cumberland and Buckingham Counties for many years. In the 1810 census, they were living in Cumberland County, Virginia, with four younger males and four younger females. In 1820, they were living with one male 10-15, three males over 45, one female 10-15, one female 26-44, and two females over 45.
Samuel died April 4, 1826, and Ann died June 18, 1831. 
Dabney, Ann (I330)
 
34 Ann Eliza Dabney was born to Thomas and Lucy (Walker) Dabney in King William County, Virginia.
She married Mordecai Sizer about 1841/42. According to the Findagrave website, he was born December 23, 1810, at Beulahville, King William County. He first appeared in the King William personal property tax list in 1842. They had one child, Milton, who was 8 in the 1850 census when he was living with Ann Eliza’s sister, Mary Susan (Dabney) Robinson, because of the death of Ann Eliza February 8, 1846.
In 1843, Mordecai purchased 542 acres in King William County and was listed with 22 slaves in the personal property list. After Ann Eliza’s death, he sold 406 acres in 1847 and the remaining 136 acres to the same buyer in 1848. In the 1850 census, he was living in Albemarle County, Virginia, as a single man and contractor in a boarding house with 2 engineers, a physician, and 8 laborers, probably a construction crew, perhaps working on a railroad line. According to Mordecai’s entry on the Findagrave internet site, he was one of the principal contractors on the Blue Ridge Railroad that crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Virginia Central Railroad in the late 1850’s. Mordecai has not been found in the 1860 census, but the Findagrave website has reported that he died in 1868 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, with two of his brothers. 
Dabney, Ann Eliza (I1077)
 
35 Ann Henry was born to John and Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry, on the Studley farm in Hanover County, Virginia.
She married William Christian ca 1768. He read law in her brother Patrick’s office in the 1760’s. He was born about 1743 in Staunton, Augusta County to Israel and Elizabeth (Starke) Christian. They had at least five children: Ann Henry, died March 1, 1806, married John Pope, (1743-1845); Priscilla, (1770-November 11, 1806), married Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816); Elizabeth B., (1772-November 13, 1834), married Richard Dickinson, (1763-1810); John Henry (1781-November 5, 1800), unmarried; Dorothea Dandridge, (June 5, 1785-September 17, 1840), married Dr. James Fishback (1776-1845).
Col. William Christian was a noted Indian fighter, soldier, and politician. He was a militia officer in the Anglo-Cherokee War (1758-61) and in Dunmore’s war (1774). For his military services, he received 5 land grants in 1774 totalling 8, 000 acres. In 1776, he was appointed colonel in the 1st Virgiinia Regiment of the Continental Army, serving in eastern Virginia, but when the Cherokees commenced war again, he resigned the commission to become a colonel in the militia against the Cherokees on the western frontier. His efforts forced some chiefs to agree to peace and he was a commissioner in the following negotiations and treaty.
In addition to his military activities, He was a delegate to the House of Burgesses for two terms 1772-1776, a delegate to the first four Virginia Revolutionary Conventions, a representative to the House of Delegates in 1776, and a representative to the Senate for 5 terms between 1776 and 1783, representing Fincastle, Botetourt, and several nearby Counties.
He moved his family to Kentucky in 1785, where he played a major role in the establishment of Fort William, which later became the city of Louisville. He developed Bullitt Lick Salt Works, Kentucky’s first industry. He built one of the first stone houses in the state that later became a popular roadside tavern. He was one of the original trustees of Transylvania Seminary, which later became Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky
He was killed April 9,1786, in a battle with an Indian raiding party near the site of modern day Jeffersonville, Indiana. His name is permanently memorialized in Christian Counties in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois. Ann died May 27, 1790 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. 
Henry, Ann (I752)
 
36 Ann Waller was born to Col. John and Agnes (Carr) Waller October 24, 1742, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
She was the second wife of James Bullock, born February 23, 1735 to Edward Bullock of Hanover County. They had six children: Waller, born 1774, died 1853, married first Ann Overton Burch, born 1788, second Maria (Logan)Todd, born 1788, was a Justice of the Peace and sheriff in Scott County, Kentucky; Agnes or Agatha, born 1776, married Robert Bullock, a cousin; Anne Waller, born 1780, married John Redd, son of Mordecai and Agatha (Minor) Redd; Elizabeth, married Thomas Minor Redd, June 20, 1805, married second Samuel Ware; Dorothy, born 1783, married 1805 Samuel Redd, born 1779, died 1859; and Martha (Patsy) Pomfrett, married 1814 Stapleton Crutchfield Burch. James’ first wife was Rebecca Wingfield. They had five children: Thomas, born 1766, died July 29, 1841, married 1st Lucy Redd December 25, 1790, in Woodford County, Kentucky, had 16 children; James, died young; Wingfield, married Nancy Bullock, lived at Shelbyville, Kentucky, postmaster, state legislator, U. S. congressman 1821, died 1821; Mildred, married George Winn, had five children; and Barbara, married Benjamin Wilson, had six children.
In the late 1750’s and early 1760’s, James Bullock served two tours in the Virginia Militia under Captain William Phililips in the French and Indian War. He inherited land in Louisa County from his father, Edward Bullock, about 1759/60. In the 1767 Louisa tax lists, he was charged with 244 acres. He and Rebecca sold their land in Louisa in 1768 and moved to adjacent Hanover County. Rebecca died between 1770, when she signed a dower release, and 1773, when James remarried to Ann Waller.
From 1782 to 1788, he was charged in the Hanover tax lists with 245 and 73 acres, 16-17 slaves, 5-9 horses, and 29-34 cattle. In 1786, he handled the settlement of his father’s estate as executor. He applied for a bounty land grant from the State of Virginia for his prerevolutionary military service and received a patent signed June 1, 1785, by Governor Patrick Henry for 2,000 acres in Fayette County, Kentucky, which was a very large area that was later divided into 56 counties with James’ parcel in Woodford County. In March, 1788, he and Nancy sold their farm of 245 acres in Hanover County for £200 and moved to Fayette County. From 1789 to 1811, he was recorded in the Fayette tax lists with 200 acres and occasional additional rented land. He probably sold or gave to relatives most of his bounty land. When the 1810 census was taken, James and Ann were living in Lexington, Fayette County, aged over 45 with a male 10-15 and a female 16-25. James died in June, 1813. His will was signed May 18, 1813 and proved July 1813. Among bequests to Ann and their children, he left £60 for several aged slaves. Ann died February 3, 1828. 
Waller, Ann (I1968)
 
37 Ann West Dabney was born to Major George Dabney IV and his wife, Susannah Littlepage (Quarles) Dabney September 2, 1793, in King William County, Virginia.
She married her first cousin, Benjamin Dabney Jr., about 1814/15 in King William County. They had three children: Susan Dandridge, born about 1815-17; Mary Booth, born 1817/18; Thomas Jefferson, born 1825/26.
Benjamin died December 13, 1826, aged 38. Ann remarried to John Lumpkin in 1835, when she, John Lumpkin, and Mordecai B. Dabney executed a prenuptial agreement to prevent the commingling of her property intended for her children with John’s property intended for his earlier children. John and Ann had one child, Laura, born in 1835/36.
John Lumpkin died in the last half of 1843 or the first half of 1844. In the 1850 census, Ann was living in King William County, age 56, with her son, Thomas Jefferson Dabney, 24; her daughter, Laura Lumpkin, 14; and her niece, Maria R. Nelson, 15, a daughter of Susan Dandridge (Dabney) Nelson. In the 1860 census, she was living in Henrico County. aged 62, in the household of her son-in-law, William Lucius Harrison, 32, farmer, personal and real property valued at $27,000 and $67,000; wife Lania (probably Laura), 22; Robert, 4; Ross, 2; and Andrew Dooling, 33, overseer. Ann was not found in the 1870 census and was probably deceased. 
Dabney, Ann West (I499)
 
38 Anna Dabney was born to John and Anna (Harris) Dabney ca 1746-50 in Hanover or Albemarle County.
She married Henry (Harry) Terrell in Hanover County ca 1769/70. He was probably born in Hanover County near the Pamunkey River to Joel and Sarah Elizabeth (Oxford) Terrell in 1730-32. Henry and Anna had ten children. Eight were born in Bedford County:: Mary (Polly), who died young; Joel, who later lived near his father in South Carolina and died in middle age; Robert Harris, who was shot accidentally about 1781; Edward Garland, who died at Tantown, VA, in 1797; John Dabney, born October 14, 1773, died 1850; Samuel Davis; Elizabeth Oxford, married David Mozeley of Georgia; and George Washington, who lived in Jackson County, Georgia, later Marion County, Alabama, married Millie Mozeley of Habersham County, Georgia. The two youngest were born in North Carolina: William Higgins, born 1784, died 1857 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Ann Dabney, born after 1784, died before 1797. Henry’s wife Anna died after the birth of Ann and Henry remarried to Sarah Dyer, a daughter of his overseer. They had two children, Patsy and Henry.
Henry was executor of the estates of his father, Joel; his father-in-law, John Dabney; and John’s father, Cornelius Dabney II. Emma Dicken’s Terrell Genealogy states that he moved to Bedford County about 1766/67, but his first recorded land purchase in Bedford was dated in 1771 (month not visible).
Early in 1776, he organized a company of militia volunteers and in March entered active service in the Fifth Virginia Regiment. After about two years, he transferred to the Commissary Department. When his term of service there expired, he returned to militia service and was promoted to Major. He raised a new group of volunteers that with other recruits formed a regiment with Henry as Colonel. In 1780, they were sent to relieve Charleston, and in 1781 were at the siege of Yorktown, where Henry was severely wounded.
In late 1783 or early 1784, he moved to Guilford County, North Carolina, where county boundary changes shifted his land into Rockingham County, then Stokes County. Ann had two more children in North Carolina, William Higgins and Ann Dabney. The Stokes County tax rolls list Henry in 1790 (the earliest record available) and last in 1793, when he moved to South Carolina. There, he settled in Pendleton County, later Pickens County, where he bought 640 acres on Eastatoe Creek and 320 acres on Osbuoy Creek recorded in 1796.
His will was dated April 1797 and proved January 26, 1798. He left to Joel, his eldest son, the land on which he was then living, contingent on Joel paying $200 to Henry’s estate for distribution to other heirs. To his wife, Sarah, he lent six slaves, all the household furnishings, two horses, a saddle and bridle, and a wagon. He ordered that a 320 acre tract be sold and another piece of land be purchased near his farm to be lent to his wife for her support and after her death given to his two children with her, Henry and Patsy Terrell. He ordered that his land on Little Eastitoe and Crow Creeks be sold and the proceeds used for schooling for the youngest sons of his first marriage, Samuel, George W., and William H. The remainder of his estate to be divided among six of his first children, Edward G., John D., Samuel D., George W., William H., and Elizabeth O. As executors, he appointed Thomas, Peter, and David Terrell and Joel Richardson.
His son, John Dabney Terrell, described his father as having an “education of the common English, wrote a beautiful hand, had much more mind than acquirements, was strictly a confidential and business man, though not of the first order; his kindness of heart would not let him. His mental powers were of a sound grade, He was among the best of fathers that ever lived. His worst fault I've long very plainly seen was his indulgence to his children and everybody.”
Some of his descendants applied for bounty land grants based on his military service. For his service as a captain and major during the early part of the war, they received 4 warrants totalling 5333 acres in 1813 and for his service as a colonel in the later phase, they received 4 warrants totalling 3753 acres in 1851. 
Dabney, Anna (I682)
 
39 Anna Dabney was listed last in W. H. Dabney’s Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia, but the gaps of four and five years between Lucy and Isaac and between Isaac and Henry make it more likely that she was born before or after Isaac. No other record of her has been found. The absence of information indicates that she probably died relatively early. Dabney, Anna (I28)
 
40 Anne Pettus was born to Stephen and Mary (Dabney) Pettus about 1728 in Hanover County, Virginia.
She married Martin Phillips of Caroline County about 1748. They had seven children: Mary, Sarah, Dabney, Anne (“Nancy”), Pettus, Elizabeth Turner, and William.
They lived in Caroline County until about 1765, when he bought 200 acres in Mecklenburg County and migrated there. He died about 1781 when his will was recorded. 
Pettus, Anne (I1541)
 
41 Anthony Strother was born to Francis and Susannah Strother ca 1731 (?) in Culpeper County, Virginia.
He married Frances Eastham, probably in Culpeper County. They had ten children: Robert, John, Nancy, Francis, William, Benjamin, Philip Eastham, Susannah, Catherine, and Mary.
They moved to Hardy County, West Virginia, where Anthony died ca 1800. 
Strother, Anthony (I1896)
 
42 Anthony Winston was born to Isaac Winston Sr. and his wife, Sarah (Dabney) Winston September 20, 1723, in Hanover County, Virginia.
He married Alice Thornton Taylor, daughter of James and Alice Thornton (Catlett) Taylor of Orange County February 29, 1747. They had five children and one adopted son: Sarah, born February 9, 1748; Anthony, born November 25, 1750; Alice, born March 20, 1753; Martha, born January 8, 1755; Mary, born March 6 or June 3, 1759; and Peter Francisco, born July 9, 1760, who was found abandoned on the wharf at Hopewell, Virginia, and was adopted by Anthony Winston. He grew to more than six feet tall, weighed about 250 pounds, and possessed extraordinary strength. He was a distinguished soldier during the Revolution and was recognized as a hero. Since 1911, Virginia has honored him annually on “Peter Francisco Day,” March 15.
Anthony became a judge in Buckingham County and represented the county in the House of Burgesses in 1765 and the House of Delegates in 1779. Between 1768 and 1775, he experienced financial difficulties due to loans to friends and acquaintances that defaulted. As a result, he was forced to sell three large tracts of land, including in 1775 his home farm called Huntington, which contained over 2000 acres, several hundred fruit trees, and a stocked fish pond. He died July 29, 1783.
As a brother of Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry, he was an uncle of Patrick Henry and as a brother of Lucy (Winston)Dabney Coles, he was a great uncle of Dolley/Dolly Madison. 
Winston, Judge Anthony (I718)
 
43 Behethland Strother was born to Francis and Susannah Strother in 1740 in Culpeper County, Virginia.
She married John Wallis in 1757 in Culpeper County. They had eight children: John Strother, born ca 1758; William; Susannah; Elizabeth; Frances; Robert; George; and Oliver.
John Wallis died in 1824 in Culpeper County. 
Strother, Behethland (I1898)
 
44 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. 
Anderson, Benjamin Dabney (I1735)
 
45 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) 
Dabney, Benjamin Jr. (I315)
 
46 Benjamin Dabney was born to Major George Dabney III of Dabney’s Ferry and Ann “Nancy”(Nelson) Baker Dabney, September 15, 1757, in King William County, Virginia.
He married about 1785/86 to Martha Burwell Armistead, a daughter of Robert Armistead of King George County. They had three children: George, born about 1786/87; Benjamin Jr., born in 1789; and Ann, born about 1790. Martha died after Ann’s birth and he remarried October 11, 1791 to Sarah Smith, who was born in 1774/75, a daughter of Rev. Thomas Smith of Westmoreland County, Virginia,. They had five children: Thomas Gregory Smith, born 4 Jan 1798; Philip Augustine Lee, born 4 Mar 1800; Martha Burwell, born 15 May 1802; William Alfred Haynham, born 5 Jan 1805; and James Benjamin, born 12 Nov 1806, the last two of whom died before reaching adulthood.
He studied law and received a license to practice from the Virginia Council March 15,1782. He was highly successful. In the words of W. H. Dabney, “He was a lawyer of eminence, having but few peers, and no superior in Virginia.” Because of courthouse fires, few records of his active legal practice survive. He was a representative of King and Queen County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1790-1791, 1794-1795, and 1800-1803.
His first appearance in tax lists was in the Gloucester County personal property list in 1783 with 11 slaves and 3 horses. In March, 1785, he was elected to the vestry of Petsworth Parish, located in the northern third of Gloucester County, next to the border with King and Queen County. His first appearance in land tax lists was in 1787 in Gloucester County with 544 acres valued at 3/9 (shillings & pence) per acre, a relatively low valuation, which he purchased from Lewis Booker. Between 1787 and 1789, he sold 400 acres to Peter Whiting. He kept the remaining 144 acres until 1799, when he sold it to Samuel Brooking. In 1788, he purchased from Peter Whiting a 325 acre farm called Bellevue in southern King and Queen County on the York River and added 75 more acres the next year. In December, 1788, he resigned from the Petsworth Parish vestry because of his move out of the parish into Stratton Major parish in King and Queen County. The Bellevue farm had a high valuation of 14 shillings, 6 pence per acre. He continued to live on the 400 acre Bellevue farm until 1802 or 1803, when he leased or rented it to his wife Sarah’s brother, Thomas Gregory Smith, who was listed as owner/taxpayer with Benjamin Dabney’s estate in the land tax rolls until after Thomas’s death in 1822/23, after which it was attributed to both estates, then Thomas’s estate alone until 1837, when it was conveyed to Edmund R. Ruffin, the husband of Thomas G. Smith’s daughter, Mary Cooke Smith. Between 1847 and 1848, the Ruffins sold the land to Beverly Anderson.
In addition to his Bellevue farm, Benjamin purchased 700 acres in King William County from George Smith in 1796/97. He probably never lived on it, but may have acquired it for his two eldest sons, George and Benjamin, to whom he later bequeathed it. Its per acre valuation (and presumably its fertility) was very high, exceeded only by the farm of his brother, George IV, at Greenville. About 1798-1800, he made it possible for his brother James to study medicine in Edinburgh and for his wife’s brother, John Augustine Smith, to study medicine in London and Paris.
In 1802, when he was about 45, Benjamin purchased 462 acres in Gloucester County from John F.Lewis. 1803 was the last year that he was listed as a resident of Bellevue in the King and Queen personal property tax lists with a chariot and a chair (a reliable sign of actual presence). Between the 1803 and 1804 Gloucester land tax lists, he purchased the 852 acres of the Elmington farm from the estate of Peter Beverly Whiting Sr. and his son, Peter Beverly Whiting Jr, whose family had owned the land for 122 years. The Elmington farm had a very high per acre valuation like his tracts in King and Queen and King William county. In 1804, he was listed in the Gloucester personal property tax lists for the first time with a chariot and a chair. He continued to live there until his death May 26, 1806, aged 48.
After Benjamin’s death, Sarah continued to operate the farm until her remarriage August 4, 1814, to Col. William Hartwell Macon of New Kent County, who was about 23 years older. They had two children: Mary Smith, born July 18, 1815 and John Augustine, born June 22, 1817. Col. Macon died in 1848 and Sarah died December 21, 1851.
Benjamin’s eldest son from his second marriage, Thomas Smith Gregory Dabney, continued to manage the Elmington farm until his departure for Mississippi in 1835. The land continued to be listed as Benjamin Dabney’s estate in the land tax lists, perhaps under the supervision of Benjamin’s nephew, Dr. James Dabney and his son James Kennon Dabney, who lived nearby on a farm named The Exchange. Thomas sold Elmington in 1849 to Dr. John Prosser Tabb. 
Dabney, Benjamin (I312)
 
47 Benjamin Franklin Dabney was born to Dr. James Dabney and his unknown first wife October 13, 1809, in Gloucester County, Virginia.
He attended the University of Virginia 1829-30. He later took medical training and moved to Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi, probably to be near his cousin, Thomas Smith Dabney, a successful plantation owner, in an area where agriculture was more prosperous than in Virginia. He died there July 16, 1837, aged 28. 
Dabney, Benjamin Franklin (I350)
 
48 Benjamin Franklin Dabney was born to Major George Dabney IV of Dabney’s Ferry and Greenville and his wife, Susannah Littlepage (Quarles) Dabney October 12, 1802 in King William County, Virginia.
He married Sarah (Sally) Cary Nelson about 1836/37. She was born about 1811 or 1812 to Thomas Cary Nelson and his wife of King William County. They had six children: Virginia, born 1837/38; Mary Dacre, born 1839/40; Benjamin, born 1841/42; Sarah (Sally) Cary, born 1843/44; Maria, born 1846/47; and Lucy, born 1848/49.
He was educated at William and Mary College and trained as an attorney. He practiced law with great success in King William and surrounding counties, according to a contemporary. He served as Commonwealth Attorney and Justice of the Peace for King William County and as a representative to the House of Delegates in 1829-1830, 1831-1834, and 1840-1842.
He first appeared in the King William personal property tax list in 1825 and in the land tax list in 1829 with 26 acres. Over susequent years, his land increased to 445 acres. With his brother, George Henry Dabney, he was an executor of the estate of his father, George Dabney IV of Dabney’s Ferry in 1831. With his neighbor, Christopher Tompkins, he purchased the ferry from the estate. He and later his estate with Tompkins continued to operate the ferry and pay taxes on it until 1853, when it was assessed a nominal value of $5 and was dropped from the tax list after continuous operation for 131 years. In 1835 and 1836, he acted as attorney for two wives, Ann Eliza Eubank and Elizabeth A. Pannill, who petitioned the General Assembly for divorce from their husbands (the only avenue to divorce at the time), alleging cruel and abusive treatment.
He last appeared in the personal property and land tax lists in 1851, after which the entries changed to Benjamin Dabney’s estate, indicating that he died in the last half of 1851 or the first half of 1852, aged about 50. Benjamin’s estate continued through 1863, the last year of available tax lists. Sarah continued to be listed in the 1860 and 1870 censuses, living with several of her daughters, but has not been found in the 1880 census. 
Dabney, Benjamin Franklin (I511)
 
49 Benjamin Gwathmey Dabney was born to Richard and Diana (Gwathmey) Dabney about 1782/83. He witnessed a deed conveying Dublin Mill and 25 acres from Owen and Richard Dabney Jr. to their mother, Diana Dabney, in February 1804. Since deed witnesses in Virginia had to be over 16, his birth year could not be later than 1788. He was never listed in the personal property tax list as a taxable resident, which usually occurred when men reached 21 before 1787/88. It appears that he was so impaired that he was exempted from taxation and probably died fairly soon after 1804. Dabney, Benjamin Gwathmey (I25)
 
50 Born too late to be William Dabney in 1755-63 processioning or William Dabney in 1765 patent.
Went to North Carolina before _____? 
Dabney, William (I714)
 

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