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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
Immigrant Ancestor see FAMILY TREE
|Born: 1670-1675 possibly in France
||Family tradition has it that Cornelius Dabney was a
descendant of T. Agrippa d'Aubigne, born 1550, died 1630, a French Huguenot.
|Married 1st: unknown possibly Edyth
Married: 2nd Apr/1721
Sarah Jennings Hanover, VA
||Sketches of the Dabneys in Virginia by William H. Dabney
"All agree in the statement that soon after Cornelius d'Aubigne came to
Virginia, his wife, who had come with him from England, than an invalid,
died, and that he soon after married Sarah Jennings, who had accompanied
them to this country to assist his wife in the cares of housekeeping. This
second marriage of Cornelius d'Aubigne or Dabney, according to a statement
of Charles William Dabney, of Dalton Junction, Hanover County, Virginia,
took place in 1721. He states, "I remember seeing a Court record in Hanover
Court House (unfortunately destroyed in the Richmond conflagration of 1865.)
In the first minute book of the Court House, at the beginning of the
entries, when the County was cut off from New Kent, under the date of April,
1726, was this entry" 'Ordered that it be recorded that on this ___ day of
April 1721, Cornelius Dabney, late of England, intermarried with Sarah
Jennings, also of England.' "
|Died: Feb/1765 Hanover, VA
||Will of Cornelius Dabney
February 7, 1765. - In the County Court of Hanover the will of Cornelius
Dabney was recorded. He names his wife Sarah. His children, whom he names in
his will were: William, John and Cornelius; the latter died before he did,
as he mentions that his portion of the estate was to be sold, and the
proceeds divided among the children of his deceased son, Cornelius. He names
his son-in-law C. Harris, his daughters Mary Elizabeth Maupin, Fanny Maupin,
and Anna Thompson, and the husbands of two others, Brown and Johnson, and
appointed John Dabney and Henry Terrell his executors. This will was dated
October 25, 1764."
CHILDREN with first wife
CHILDREN with Sarah Jennings
1. William Dabney b. Abt 1722
2. John Dabney b.
3. Mary Dabney b. Abt 1726
4. Cornelius Dabney b. Abt. 1727
5. Mary Elizabeth Dabney b. Abt 1730
6. Frances Dabney b. Abt 1731
7. Anna Dabney b. Abt 1733
8. Miss Dabney b. Abt 1737
9. Miss Dabney b. Abt 1739
Sketches of the Dabneys in Virginia by William H. Dabney 1887
Judge William Pope Dabney, of Powhatan County, Virginia, who is himself of
descendant from Cornelius d'Aubigne and Sarah Jennings, writing about this
second marriage of his ancestory, says: "Cornelius Dabney, while in Wales,
employed as a housekeeper to aid his wife, Sarah Jennings, who was a sister of
Sir Humphrey Jennings (whose estate for want of heirs is said to be in the
Chancery Court of England undistributed); he, Jennings, was previously an
obscure collier. After he came to Virginia Cornelius Dabney's wife died, leaving
an only son, George, and then he married Sarah Jennings.."
Rev. R. L. Dabney relates about the same facts, and says: "That his son, George,
and family, took umbrage at his father's second marriage, he being himself then
married and having children, and separated themselves from his father and second
family of children, and moved away, and would have no communication with them.'
Langard's "History of England".
About 1715, one branch of the family sought refuge for a short time in Wales,
where we find three brothers, John, Cornelius and Robert.
The letter of John Dabney Terrell to his nephew says the Dabneys had dark
skin and dark eyes reinforcing the family lore that the Dabneys were of French
Huguenot origin. See letter on page for John