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1751-1825
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1751-1825
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eng
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Diaries, account books, memorandum books, and receipt books of William Cabell, Sr. (1730-1798), and William Cabell, Jr. (1759-1822), of Albemarle, Amherst, and Nelson Counties, Virginia, consisting of: diaries, 1769-1822, of both Cabells containing day-to-day activities, weather observations, business conducted, and Cabell Sr.'s participation in the Virginia general assembly; receipt book, 1751-1755, of Cabell, Sr., while 2nd sheriff of Albemarle County; account book, 1803-1822, of Cabell, Jr.; and an unidentified memorandum book of an attorney practicing in Nelson County, including an almanac for 1815. The originals are located at the Virginia Historical Society
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William Cabell was born 13 March 1730 in Goochland County, Virginia, to Dr. William Cabell (1700-1774) and Elizabeth Burks Cabell (d. 1756). The younger Cabell may have been educated at the College of William and Mary. In 1751, he and his brother Joseph became second sheriffs of Albemarle County, Virginia, north of the James River. He served in the county militia, rising to the rank of colonel. When Amherst County, Virginia, was created in 1761, Cabell was the first presiding justice. He represented Albemarle County (1756-1761) and Amherst County (1761-1776) in the House of Burgesses and he sat in all 5 Revolutionary Conventions. He represented Albemarle, Amherst, Buckingham, and Fluvanna Counties in the Virginia state senate from 1776-1781, before returning to the House of Delegates for Amherst County from 1781-1783, 1787-1789, and 1793-1795. Cabell opposed the new federal constitution in the ratifying convention of 1788. Cabell died 23 March 1798. He and his wife Margaret Jordan Cabell (d. 1812) had 7 children, including William Cabell, born 25 March 1759. Cabell was educated at Hampden-Sidney Academy and the College of William and Mary. He served in the Virginia militia during the final year of the Revolution. Cabell had most county offices and was a lieutenant colonel of the county militia. When Nelson County, Virginia, was created in 1808, Cabell was its first presiding justice. Cabell married Anne Carrington 21 November 1780, and they had 13 children. Cabell died 22 November 1822.
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Diaries
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12
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Dugdale, Elizabeth Cabell,
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000500668
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Photostats (negative).
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