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Cornelius Dabney (b 1630) and his descendants
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Mary Dabney

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  • Name Mary Dabney  [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I198  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2016 

    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 Stephen Pettus,   b. Abt 1678/79,   d. Abt 1759, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  [2
    Children 
     1. Stephen Pettus, Jr.,   b. Abt 1720, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Dabney Pettus,   b. Abt 1723, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. ,John Pettus,   b. Abt 1725, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     4. Anne Pettus,   b. Abt 1728, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1831  (Age ~ 103 years)
     5. George Pettus,   b. Abt 1730, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Mary Dabney was born to George Dabney I and his wife, Elizabeth in King and Queen County, later King William County, Virginia.
      She married Stephen Pettus, the only son of Thomas Pettus of James City County, circa 1700. He was born about 1678/79. They had four sons Stephen Jr., Dabney, John, and George and at least one daughter, Anne. In his 1729 will, George Dabney I left Mary a token amount, 20 shillings, and to her son George a slave.
      In October, 1700, Stephen with other interested parties sold his father’s three farms, Littletown, Utopia, and Burnt Ordinary in James City County to James Bray Jr., the husband of Stephen’s remarried stepmother, Mourning (Burgh) Pettus Bray. Within the next few years, he moved farther inland and by 1704 acquired 200 acres in the part of New Kent County that later became Hanover County.
      Stephen and John Pettus, a cousin, participated in the processioning of land boundaries in St. Paul’s parish in Hanover County in 1711 and 1719. He obtained a 500 acre tract near present day Taylorsville, which may have included the 200 acres mentioned earlier. This became his home farm. In 1727, Stephen obtained a patent for 800 acres on the upper side of Horsepen Creek in what is now Louisa County. In May, 1745, Stephen gave 250 acres of his Louisa land to his son Dabney Pettus. In July, 1754, he gave 275 acres of the tract to his son, John Pettus. In April, 1758, he gave the remaining 275 acres to his son George Pettus. After his death about 1759, his home farm was inherited by his eldest son, Stephen Pettus Jr. [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] p. 109..

    2. [S1208] p. 317..

    3. [S1208] p. 278-280, 317..

    4. [S244]

    5. [S1208] p. 274..

    6. [S159] p. 70..

    7. [S212]

    8. [S1208] p. 278..

    9. [S96] v. 3, p. 335..

    10. [S1208] p. 277-278..

    11. [S1208] p. 278-280, 317, 274, 278..