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Susannah Dabney

Female C1702 - Aft 1750  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Susannah Dabney  [1
    Born C1702  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1750  [2
    Person ID I205  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 Francis Thornton Strother,   b. 1700,   d. 1752, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1719/20  [3
    Children 
     1. John Dabney Strother,   b. 1721, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1795, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Margaret Strother,   b. 1725, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815  (Age 90 years)
     3. William Strother,   b. 30 Apr 1726, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1808, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Robert Strother,   b. Abt 1730, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     5. Anthony Strother,   b. ca 1731 (?), Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1800 (?), Hardy County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Strother,   b. 1732, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. Francis Strother,   b. Abt 1734, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     8. Mary Strother,   b. 1740, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810  (Age 70 years)
     9. Behethland Strother,   b. 1740, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Susannah Strother,   b. 1741, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1811, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     11. Elizabeth Strother,   b. 1744, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Susannah Dabney was born to George Dabney I and Elizabeth (__) Dabney circa 1702 in King William County, Virginia.
      She was probably the Susannah Dabney who married Francis Thornton Strother of Hanover County in 1720. Some older genealogies have stated that her parents were Corneliius Dabney II and Sarah Jennings, which is impossible because Susannah’s son, John Dabney Strother was born in 1721, the year that Cornelius and Sarah were married. Other Dabney histories have claimed that she was the daughter of an unknown John Dabney and another Sarah Jennings or a Sarah Winston without offering evidence of their existence. On the other hand, Susannah’s father, George Dabney I, lived in King William County on the Pamunkey River which forms the eastern border of Hanover County and had numerous relatives in Hanover. The closeness of Francis and Susannah’s ages and the proximity of their residences makes it very probable that Susannah, daughter of George Dabney I was Francis’s wife. Although John is a fairly common name in later Dabney generations, this writer has never encountered evidence for a John Dabney born early enough to have been Susannah’s father.
      Francis Strother was born in Richmond County, now King George County, in 1700. He was living in Hanover County when his eldest son, John, was born in 1721. He was still living there in 1727 when his mother deeded slaves to him. Francis and Susannah had eleven children: John Dabney, Margaret, William, Robert, Anthony, George, Francis, Mary, Behethland, Susannah, Elizabeth.
      In 1745, Francis Strother of St. Martin’s Parish, Hanover County, purchased 583 acres in St. Mark’s Parish, Orange County and moved there. When Culpeper County was created from Orange County in 1749, his area was included in the new county, where he died in 1752. His will was dated April 17, 1751 and is recorded in Culpeper Will Book A, p. 57. [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] p. 109..

    2. [S1357]

    3. [S1624]

    4. [S169]

    5. [S1359] p. Lvii..

    6. [S1356]

    7. [S1359] p. 2..

    8. [S1359] p. Lvix, 2..