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The Cabell Family Papers

Cabells as Students at the University of Virginia, from the Founding to 1878

The gentleman in the back right, identified only by his last name of "Cabell," served as assistant manager of the University of Virginia's baseball team in 1896. His presence is a reminder that, although the list below runs only through 1878, Cabells have continued to play important roles in the University community. Family members have worn their affiliation with the University proudly; in the late 1880s, William D. Cabell helped to organize in Washington, D.C. the first national Alumni Association.
The following catalog of Cabell students at the University was derived from a comparison of Schele DeVere's comprehensive list of University students through 1878 (which includes non-graduating alumni) with the known Cabell descendants recorded in R. W. Cabell's 20th Century Cabells and Their Kin. Those with the last name of Cabell are corroborated in Nathaniel Francis Cabell's, Cabellana, which contains lists of Cabells at U.Va. and at other schools. Though there are certainly omissions, the list below is still an extraordinary one.
Name, with year(s) of attendance in parentheses:
Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell (1858)
Cabell, William J. Lewis (1826)
Cabell, James Lawrence
Cabell, Robert Gamble (1831-33)
Cabell, Edward Carrington (1834-35)
Cabell, John Grattan (1836-38)
Cabell, Lewis W. (1837-39)
Cabell, Henry Coalter (1837-39; 1841-42)
Cabell, John Roy (1848)
Cabell, Powhatan Bolling (1848-49)
Cabell, George Kuhn (1851)
Cabell, Joseph Carrington, Jr. (1852-54)
Cabell, William Daniel (1852-54)
Cabell, Philip Barraud (1853-57)
Cabell, Samuel Jordan [Jr.] (1856) *Which one? Catalogue gives birth date as 1836.
Cabell, George Craghead (1856)
Cabell, James A. (1870-73)
Carrington, William Cabell (1839)
Carrington, Henry A. (1851-52)
Carrington, Charles Craddock (1873-74)
Horsley, William Andrew (1837)
Horsley, Frederick Cabell (1846)
Horsley, William N. (1850)
Horsley, John Dunscombe (1868-69)
Rives, Alexander (1828)
Rives, Alexander, Jr. (1857-58)
Rives, Alfred Landon (1848-49)
Rives, Francis Robert (1838-40) [b. 1822]
Rives, George Cabell (1848)
Rives, James Henry (1850-53)
Rives, William Cabell, Jr. (1842-44)

One of William D. Cabell's several University of Virginia diplomas, this for graduating from the School of Natural Philosphy, in 1854. Originally, the compenent schools of the University granted degrees.
Sources Consulted:

N. F. Cabell, Cabellana (1872; MSS 276-a)
Shele DeVere, Students of the University of Virginia: A Semi-Centennial Catalogue, with Brief Biographical Sketches [c. 1878]

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