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Label
Papers, 1796-1798
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1796-1798
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1796-1798, of William Cabell (1730-1798) of Amherst County, Virginia, concerning the suit of John Reveley (ca. 1740-1802) and John Bernard (1736-1799), both of Buckingham County, Virginia against Cabell as administrator of Samuel Jordan (d. 1789) in the High Court of Chancery regarding the settlement of an account between the plaintiffs and Jordan's estate. Papers include the plaintiffs' bill of complaint, 1798; a writ, 10 December 1796, issued for Cabell to answer the complaint against him; the defendant's answer, 1797; notice, 6 May 1797, from Cabell to Reveley and Bernard stating that he will be taking depositions; and three affidavits, 1797-1798, from Boaz Ford and Thomas Davis of Buckingham County (both given 10 July 1797) and William Hansford of Amherst County (given 28 February 1798)
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Biographical or historical data
William Cabell was born 13 March 1730 in Goochland County, Virginia, to Dr. William Cabell (1700-1774) and Elizabeth Burks Cabell (d. 1756). Cabell was probably educated at home before possibly attending the College of William and Mary. Cabell represented Albemarle County, Virginia, in the House of Burgesses from either 1756 or 1758 to 1761. When Amherst County was formed from Albemarle County in 1761, Cabell was returned to the House of Burgesses as its first representative. He represented the County in the House of Burgesses until the American Revolution, then served in the Virginia Conventions, before being elected to the new Virginia Senate where he served from 1776 to 1781. Cabell was elected to the House of Delegates in 1781 and served until 1788. He was a member of the ratifying convention for the federal Constitution, voting against ratification. Cabell was a trustee of Hampden-Sydney College, and director of the James River Company from 1785 to 1791. Cabell married Margaret Jordan (d. 1812) in 1756, and they had seven children. Cabell died at Union Hill in Amherst County 23 March 1798.
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Vi
Label
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
35
Immediate source of acquisition
Williamson, Ellen Claiborne
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487650
Type of unit
p.

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