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George Dabney, II

Male 1697-1701 - 84


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  • Name George Dabney, II  [1
    Suffix II 
    Died 1782-84  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 1697-1701  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I204  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 15 Oct 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 Anderson 
    Married Abt 1729  [4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Dabney,   b. Abt 1730, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749/50  (Age ~ 20 years)
     2. Major George Dabney, III of Dabney’s Ferry,   b. c 1734, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791/92, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     3. James Dabney,   b. 6 Jan 1735, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Judith Dabney,   b. Abt 1736-1748, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809/10, King And Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     5. Mary Dabney,   b. 22 Aug 1749,   d. 10 Jun 1820  (Age 70 years)
     6. Ann Dabney,   b. Aft 1749, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George Dabney II was born to George Dabney I and Elizabeth (Eliza) his wife abt 1697-1701 in King William County, Virginia.
      He married Ann Anderson about 1729. She was a daughter of Robert Anderson II and Mary Overton of New Kent County. George and Ann had six children that survived to adulthood: Elizabeth, born about 1730; George III, born about 1734; James, born January 6, 1735; Judith; Mary, born August 22, 1749; and Ann.
      He lived near Enfield, King William County, in a brick house built for him by his father about 1725-1729. The house, named “Seven Springs,” still exists and has been extensively restored, expanded unobtrusively in the back, and the grounds raised in front and on the sides to make the additions in the rear less obvious. He bequeathed the house to his second son, James, who was living in Louisa County on Walnut Grove farm and passed it to his son, William. In addition to farming the Greenville land and the 419.5 acres that accompanied the brick house, he continued to operate Dabney’s ferry across the Pamunkey River. In 1748, the House of Burgesses reviewed the rates for the ferry and raised them to 6 pence per man or horse.
      In 1734, George witnessed a will in Hanover County with his cousin, Cornelius II, son of Cornelius I. In 1738, George obtained a land grant for 94 acres in Hanover County adjoining his property on Cub Camp Creek inherited from his father, probably a left-over scrap from the patchwork metes-and-bounds method of land distribution. In August, 1766, the President and masters of the College of William & Mary passed a resolution that George Dabney be ordered to desist from building a mill on land belonging to the college in King William County.
      A George Dabney of King William County participated in a variety of support activities during the Revolutionary War, but because it is unclear whether George II or George III was involved in each instance, the same data is presented in the biographies of both. In May and November, 1775, George Dabney was appointed to committees to observe and report loyalist citizens unsympathetic to independence. In the same year, he was one of 10 members of a Hanover County Committee that praised and thanked Capt. Patrick Henry and the volunteers of Hanover County for their actions in forcing Governor Dunmore to return to the militia gunpowder that the governor had taken as a precaution against possible insurrection. In May, 1780, George was mentioned in a Virginia Gazette advertisement as Captain George Dabney, indicating that he was an officer in the militia. In July, 1780, he was paid £4,400 for supplies provided to Continental forces.
      George Dabney II was listed as George Sr. in the 1782 and 1783 land and personal property tax lists for King William County, which begin in 1782, with 675 acres and about 24 slaves, but was absent in 1784. He resigned his appointment as Justice of the Peace in 1782 and died in 1782 or 1783, aged about 81/82. [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]

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