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Col William Cabell, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1759
Death: Nov. 2, 1822

William Jr was educated by a series of tutors who traveled and taught at the homes of various country plantation houses. At "Union Hill" his tutor was William Fontaine, son of Col. Peter Fontaine. From 1777 into the spring of 1779 he attended Hampden-Sydney Academy and then became a student at William & Mary College. On Nov. 20th 1780 he married "Nancy' Carrington at "Mulberry Hill" in Charlotte County, VA. He & Nancy moved to "Union Hill" in December. With the Revolution underway, he served as a Major in the Amherst County Militia and was called upon to bring his units to the aid of various officers in the Continental Army. With the end of hostilities he became a surveyor for Amherst County, vestryman and justice of the old county. In August of 1796 he served as county sheriff and became a Trustee of Washington College. During the years from 1789 through 1797 he served as a member of the general Assembly. By 1798 he was elevated to Lt. Col. of the 28th Virginia militia.

In 1781 the Cabells had moved to "Colleton" from "Union Hill" but returned to his parent's house in 1803 after the death of the elder William. Amherst Co. was divided in 1808 with the northern portion named as previously and the southern portion named Nelson Co. Since his home fell within the lower portion a new set of county justices were appointed over whom he presided. 
Family links: 
  William Cabell (1730 - 1798)
  Ann Carrington Cabell (1760 - 1838)*
  Sarah Ann Carrington Cabell Massie (1795 - 1831)*
  Samuel Jordan Cabell (1756 - 1818)*
  William Cabell (1759 - 1822)
  Landon Cabell (1762 - 1833)*
  Elizabeth Cabell Cabell (1774 - 1801)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Hill Cemetery
Nelson County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Jim Hutcheson (James Ste...
Record added: Jul 09, 2013
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Col William Cabell, Jr
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- Donna Barnes
 Added: Apr. 7, 2016
May GOD Bless You William Cabell, Jr. Nelson county, Virginia was the better from youall. Colleen the County Seat changed to Lovingston too.! !::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, ...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Sep. 17, 2013

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