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The Cabell Family Papers

The First Three Generations of Cabells in America

A young William Cabell (1699-1774), patriarch of one of Virginia's most influential families. In 1726, soon after his arrival in the Commonwealth from England, Cabell married Elizabeth Burks (c. 1706-1756). The two had six children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Those children and their offspring are recorded below.

The widowed Cabell married again in 1762, to Margaret Meredith (?-1768), though he had no children by her.
Mary Cabell (1727-bef. 1760) m. (c. 1744) William Horsley (c. 1726-1760)

  1. William Horsley (1745-1791) m. (bef. 1768) Martha Megginson (c. 1745-1793)
  2. Robert Horsley (c. 1748-1786) m. (1771) Judith Scott (?)
  3. Elizabeth Horsley (1749-1821) m. (bef. 1768) Roderick McCulloch (1741-1826)
  4. John Horsley (1752-1808) m. (c. 1780) Fanny Starke (1749-?)
    *Two children died in infancy.

Col. William Cabell, Sr. (1730-1798) m. (1756) Margaret Jordan (1742-1812)

  1. Col. Samuel J. Cabell (1756-1818) m. (1781) Sarah Syme (1760-1814)
  2. Col. William Cabell, Jr. (1759-1822) m. (1780) Anne Carrington (1760-1838)
  3. Paulina Cabell (1763-1845) m. (1) (1782) Maj. Edmund Read and m. (2) (c. 1808) Rev. Nash LeGrand
  4. Landon Cabell (1765-1834) m. (1794) Judith Scott Rose (1765-1857)
  5. Hector Cabell (1768-1807) m. (c. 1798) Paulina Cabell (1780-1840)
  6. Margaret J. Cabell (1770-1815) m. (1790) Robert Rives (1764-1845)
  7. Elizabeth Cabell (1774-1801) m. (1795) William H. Cabell (1772-1853)

Col. Jospeh Cabell (1732-1798) m. (1752) Mary Hopkins (1735-1811)

  1. Elizabeth Cabell [1st] (1753-1771) m. (1769) Williams Megginson (1740-1776)
  2. Joseph Cabell, Jr. (1762-1831) m. (1783) Pocahontas R. Bolling (1765-1803) and m. (2) (1804) Anne E. Duval Bolling
  3. Mary H. Cabell (1769-1858) m. (1785) John Breckinridge (1760-1806)
  4. Ann Cabell (1771-1840) m. (1788) Robert C. Harrison (1765-1840)
  5. Elizbeth Cabell [2d] (c. 1772-1855) m. (?) William J. Lewis (1766-1828)

Col. John Cabell (c. 1735-1815) m. (1) (1762) Paulina Jordan (c. 1740-1781)

  1. John Cabell, Jr. (1763-1771)
  2. George Cabell (1765)
  3. Dr. George Cabell, Sr. (1766-1823) m. (c. 1798) Sarah Winston (c. 1770-1826)
  4. Frederick Cabell (1768-1841) m. (1801) Alice Winston (c. 1770-1814)
  5. William Cabell (1771)
  6. Dr. John J. Cabell (1772-1834) m. (1803) Henry Ann Davies (c. 1784-1843)
  7. Elizabeth Cabell (1774-1798) m. Dr. Tiernan
  8. Samuel J. Cabell (1777-1854) m. (1) (1796) Susanna Ewing (c. 1780-c. 1820) and m. (2) Mrs. Montgomery (formerly Wakefield)
  9. Judith Scott Cabell (1779-1801) m. (1800) Mr. Shields
  10. Paulina Cabell (1780-1840) m. (1) (c. 1798) Hector Cabell (1768-1807) and m. (2) William Danielm.

    m. (2) (1787) Elizabeth Brierton Jones (c. 1760-1802)

  11. [by adoption]: Robert Jones Cabell; see biographical entry for Col. John Cabell

    m. (3) (?) Frances Johnson (c. 1788-?)

  12. Elizabeth Burks Cabell (1800-?)
  13. Alexander A. Cabell (c. 1812-1875) m. (?) Athaliah Miller (1826-1910)
  14. Napoleon Bonaparte Cabell (1812-1889) m. (?) Catherine Kate Wells (1821-1850)

George Cabell (1747)

Col. Nicholas Cabell
(1750-1803) m. (1) (1772) Hannah Carrington (1751-1817)

  1. William H. Cabell (1772-1853) m. (1) (1795) Elizabeth Cabell (1774-1801) and m. (2) (1805) Agnes S. B. Gamble (1783-1863)
  2. Dr. George Cabell, Jr. (1774-1827) m. (1) (1798) Susanna Wyatt (c. 1774-1817) m. (2) (?) Eliza Fitzhugh May (1794-1859)
  3. Elizabeth Cabell (1776-1802) m. (1793) Dr. William B. Hare (1760-1818)
  4. Joseph C. Cabell (1778-1856) m. (1807) Mary W. Carter (c. 1780-1863)
  5. Nicholas Cabell, Jr. (1780-1809) m. (1802) Margaret R. Venable (1782-1807)
  6. Mary A. Cabell (1783-1850) m. (1804) Benjamin Carrington (1768-1838)
  7. Mayo Carrington Cabell (1784)
  8. Hannah Cabell (1786-1794)
  9. Heningham Cabell (1787-1794)
  10. Paul C. Cabell (1791)


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