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Gen Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1793
Buckingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1862
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA

Gen. Benjamin Cabell was born on his family's estate, "Repton," on the James River. After attending school at Hampden-Sydney, he emigrated with his father, "Repton" Joseph Cabell, Jr., to Kentucky in 1811. He soon returned to Virginia and, finding a military career more exciting than the life of a of lawyer (for which he had trained), he joined the Army. He served first on the staff of General Joel Leftwich, then with General John Pegram. Cabell stayed involved with the state militia after the war, and the General Assembly eventually appointed him Major-General of Milita.

Prominent Presbyterian minister Moses Hoge, then president of Cabell's alma mater, Hampden-Sydney, married Cabell to Sallie Epes Doswell in December of 1816. The happy couple removed to Danville, Virginia, where they lived in prosperity until the Civil War. During their residency in Pittsylvania County, Cabell served several times in the General Assembly and in the Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830. Sarah Epes Doswell Cabell bore eleven children, and the participation of six of them in the Civil War brought tragedy to the couple's twilight years. The General died soon after hearing of the death of his youngest, Benjamin Edward Cabell, in March of 1862.
Family links: 
  Joseph Cabell (1762 - 1831)
  Pocahontas Rebecca Bolling Cabell (1754 - 1803)
  Sallie Epes Doswell Cabell (1802 - 1874)
  Pocahontas Rebecca Cabell Hairston (1819 - 1858)*
  William Lewis Cabell (1827 - 1911)*
  Powhatan Bolling Cabell (1828 - 1859)*
  Algernon Sydney Cabell (1834 - 1898)*
  George Craighead Cabell (1836 - 1906)*
  Joseph Robert Cabell (1840 - 1864)*
  Benjamin Edward Cabell (1842 - 1862)*
  Sarah Bolling Cabell Meredith (1786 - 1851)*
  Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793 - 1862)
*Calculated relationship
Grove Street Cemetery
Danville City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Phillip Fuller
Record added: Apr 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13821735
Gen Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell
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Gen Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell
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General Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Aug. 5, 2015
May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has th...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Aug. 25, 2013

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