Cabaniss Family History
Joe L. and Ocie Cabaniss, my Grandparents
Joe was born 1895 west of Arapaho, Oklahoma.
Ocie was born 1895
Dewitt, Missouri. She came to Oklahoma 1898 with her parents, John and Emmaline Jones.
Joe L. (Jr.) and Betty (Cobb) Cabaniss are my parents.
50th anniversary July 17, 1998
Sons: Norman, Riley, Harve. Daughters: Susan, Mary.
Joe and Betty have eight granddaughters, seven grandsons.
Cabaniss Club Lambs
Great-grandparents, W. F. and Nancy, of Jackson Co., AL,
moved to Titus Co., TX in early 1880s. They raised mules. Nancy's
widowed mother, Elizabeth (Reynolds) Welborn ran a livery stable,
W. F. and Nancy moved to brand new town of Arapaho,
O. T. in June 1892 with their children Florence, George, Charlie,
Belle, and Charley. Jesse was born in Arapaho in 1892. Joe born at the
farm in 1895.
W. F. built a two story building used as a grocery and a
two story hotel that was used temporarily for county offices when the
Custer County courthouse burned November 1896.
On his farm west of town W. F. raised, trained and sold
mules for farming. He built a blacksmith shop on the farm. Nancy died
W. F. married 1923 to Beulah Matheny of Alabama. Beulah
Harley Cabaniss 1904-1990,
s/o George F. Cabaniss 1882-1928
Harley & Helen Cabaniss
Descendants of Michael Beam by James Loran Beam
Fannie (Cabaniss) Talley family picture 1906, Omaha, TX - from Dennis Hill
Robert & Florence (Cabaniss) Talley family 1909
John and Eva Cabaniss, Langston, AL. Grandparents of Lisa Cabaniss Sexton.
to Margaret (Cabaniss) Ball 1865-1934, wife of Thomas Griffen Ball, of Morris County, Texas.
Janette Cook janettecook at yahoo.com shared the photo.
Fifty spelling variations noted in Cabaniss Family
Rutherford of Tippah County, MS, descends from Henry Cavinis (Henri
Cabaniss' first son). Scroll down the page and select
Caviness from the pop-up menu.
Matthew Cabaniss I descendants
Cabaniss Home Page and
Genealogy Billy Joe is my SIXTH COUSIN. Be sure and check out his
page. Cabaniss books to download!
Elijah Cabaniss puzzle
1815 VA-1850 Coosa Co., AL
Researchers: Peggy Manness, Sami Sutherland, Hal Pittman, Keri Moore,
George Cabaniss I descendant
If you are Cabaniss kin and have a web page, please
email me and I will link your page here.
Back: Joe Jr., Dorothy, Pansy 1926-1998, Winona
Front: Dale, Joe Sr. 1895-1959, Ocie 1895-1970, Delores 1930-1991
Joe L. Cabaniss Sr., age 17
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William F. and Nancy Cabaniss, great-grandparents.
William Francis Cabaniss, b. 4 Jan 1859 in Jackson Co,
AL, d. 25 Sep 1939 in Clinton, Custer Co, OK, married 8 Feb 1880 in
Jackson Co, AL.
Nancy Melvina Welborn, b. 22 Aug 1858 in Jackson Co,
AL, d. 8 Apr 1919 in Clinton, Custer Co, OK. Nancy was the daughter of
William Starnes Welborn and wife, Elizabeth Reynolds.
Cabaniss, Welborn, Reynolds database at Reynolds Family Circle
W. F. and Nancy's children were:
Florence Elva Cabaniss, b. 22 Dec 1880, d. Apr 1931
George Franklin Cabaniss, b. 13 Oct 1882, d. 28 Dec 1928
Mary Dovie Cabaniss, b. 14 Sep 1884, d. 4 Aug 1888
Linda Belle Cabaniss, b. 17 Jan 1887, d. 10 Aug 1941
Charles B. Cabaniss, b. 15 Apr 1890, d. 9 Sep 1964
Jesse William Cabaniss, b. 22 Nov 1892, d. 19 May 1958
Joe L. Cabaniss, b. 16 Jun 1895, d. 25 Mar 1959
Lillie Cabaniss, b. 3 Sep 1898, d. 24 May 1899
George V. Cabaniss and wife, Letty Ann Beam, of
Jackson County, Alabama and their two youngest children,
George Thomas (1870-1929) and Florence Lanora (1867-1961).
George V. was born 21 Oct 1827, Shelby, North Carolina,
and died 23 Feb 1905, Jackson Co., Alabama. George V. was the son of
George Cabaniss III and his second wife Martha Martin.
Letty was born 16 Aug 1829 in North Carolina, the
daughter of Peter
Beam and Ann Long, and died 9 April 1885 in Jackson Co., Alabama.
George and Letty's children were Laura Anna, Sara Jane, Mary Salina,
WILLIAM F., Martha Virginia, Lucinda Catherine, Fannie Elizabeth, Margaret Annie, Florence
Lanora, and George Thomas.
George V. Cabaniss married second Sarah Elizabeth Mason
Stewart 27 June 1887, Jackson County, Alabama. Sarah was born 1854 in
DeKalb County, Alabama and died 15 Nov 1933 in Fouke, Miller County,
Arkansas. George and Sarah had three girls, Nancy, Cornelia and Alice.
Some refer to George V. as "George V. H. Cabaniss"
because of the way his name appears in the will of his father, George
Cabaniss of Cleveland Co, North Carolina. Close examination of a copy
of the will may show the "H" to be a misreading of a Roman Numeral II.
He is "George V. Cabaniss" in census, probate records and tombstone at Haigwood Cemetery.
George Cabaniss III was born 15
September 1782 in Amelia County, Virginia, the son of George Cabaniss
and his second wife Sarah Jennings. George married Jennie Elliott,
daughter of Martin Elliott 30 Nov 1799 Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
They moved to Shelby, Rutherford (Cleveland) County, North Carolina,
about 1806, where Jennie died, 30 June 1811. Twelve years later George
married Martha Martin in Shelby on 23 March 1820.
George and first wife Jennie had children: Nancy, John
E., James W., and William H.
George and Martha had children: Sanford
W., Athel Montcalm, Sarah J., Harvey DeKalb, Joseph Bonaparte,
GEORGE V., Salina H., Mary E., Martha V., Josephine P., Hester A.,
Charlotte C., and Frank W.
George Cabaniss II was born 30
January 1740 in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia, son of
George Cabaniss and Grace. George married first Ruth Hall; second Sarah
Jennings of Amelia County. George II and Ruth had children: William,
Matthew and Sarah. George and Sarah had children: GEORGE, John, James,
Elizabeth, Mary, and Martha. On October 3, 1799 George's will was
admitted to probate in Nottoway County, Virginia.
George Cabaniss I was born in Prince George County,
Virginia, about 1714, the son of Henry Cabaniss. On 2 January 1737 he
and his brother Matthew were patented 347 acres on the upper side of
In 1737 George, mate of the sloop BETTY owned by Col.
Benjamin Harrison, was attacked along with the captain while the boat
was enroute from Jamaica to Williamsburg, but he escaped serious
danger. Later he was listed as master when the boat cleared the upper
district of James River.
George's undated will was offered for probate by his
brother Matthew 18 May 1744, Amelia County, Virginia. His will names
his wife Grace and children: Mary Ann, Sarah, GEORGE, and Jemima.
Henry Cabaniss, French Protestant immigrant to Virginia
and progenitor of the family in America, appears first on the ship list
of the MARY AND ANN of London as "Henri Cabanis, sa femme et un
enfant," among 205 refugees led by Olivier, Marquis de la Muce, and
Charles de Sailly, sailing from Gravesend harbor.
After thirteen weeks at sea the ship arrived at the mouth
of the James River on 23 July 1700. The royal governor, Sir. Francis
Nicholson, reported on 12 August that the refugees had been located at
a place "about twenty miles about the Falls of the James River,
commonly called Manikin town," On 1 May 1708 Henry claimed land on a
headright basis "for the transportation of himself and Mary his first
wife, with Magdalene his second wife and Magdalene her daughter into
On 9 Aug 1720 at Merchants Hope, Prince George County,
his undated will was presented in court and recorded, executor Francis
Epes Jr. Wife Mary and sons, Henry, Mathew and George are named. The
inventory of his estate included two old horses, two featherbeds with
and one without furnishings, a rug, pair of sheets, bedstead, blanket,
pewter tankard and porringer, ten pewter spoons, a brass skillet and
chafing dish, gridiron, pair of bellows, a brass kettle and pot, a gun,
two iron pots, a pair of weights and scales, tin funnel, old pottle
pot, a jug, seven old barrels, an old saddle and bridle, an old violin,
periwig, and sword, three butter pots, a dozen bottles, two old
sifters, and a brass spice mortar, parcel of crucibles, a great coat,
old frock coat, old broadcloth suit with waistcoat and two other old
coats, a fine hat, 21 old books, two gold rings, one pair of silver
shoe buckles, a pair of money scales, a mirror and dram glass, iron and
heaters in a box, two chests, a trunk, table cloth and napkins, half a
dozen knives and forks, a side saddle with furnishings, two barrels of
corn, five old chairs and a table, spinning wheel, old frying pan, a
parcel of goldsmith's tools and handsaw, a pail, piggin, and grindstone
and three head of cattle. Appraised at 45 pounds, 7 shillings, and 7
pence. No mention of the 200 acres of Henrico county land.
Henry Cabaniss And His Descendants, John Plath Green
(Dallas, TX, 1956)
"Cabaniss Through Four Generations: Some Descendants of
Matthew and George," Allen Cabaniss (University, MS, 1971)
Henry Cavinis, The Immigrant Infant And Some Of His
Descendants, Alloa Caviness Anderson (Leland, MI, 1971)
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