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Robert Clarence Dabney
Birth: Mar. 4, 1822
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 1, 1875, USA

He settled in Spotsylvania and served her faithfully for a quarter of a century as Clerk of the Court. He did his duty as such throughout the strife of the great conflict which bore on his hamlet tumultuously in May of 1864. The Yankees wished to destroy the South, even her past, and were notorious for burning courthouse records from Colonial days. Spotsylvania's were in Dabney's care. From 1722 they survive. I know not where he put them. The search may not have been as energetic as it might have been. It was related to me by an employee of the Courthouse today that she heard Dabney told the Federals there were no records to destroy as they had been already. Gone, all gone. Unlike other neighboring counties, Spotsylvania is a treasure for genealogists and historians, thanks to Dabney. It is good that such an honest servant should know when lying is the only thing to do and do it well. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Ferrell Dabney (____ - 1845)
  Rachel Burnett Dickinson Dabney (1799 - 1885)
  Margarett Millian Browne Dabney (1827 - 1889)
  Clarence Dabney (____ - 1854)*
  Raleigh Travers Dabney (1854 - 1941)*
  Clara Morton Dabney Ashby (1855 - 1927)*
  Mary E Dabney (1860 - 1925)*
  Robert Clarence Dabney (1822 - 1875)
  Charles Burnett Dabney (1827 - 1885)*
  John Walter Dabney (1828 - 1862)*
  Joseph Ferrell Dabney (1829 - 1917)*
  Mary Montague Dabney Anderson (1830 - 1890)*
  James B. Dabney (1835 - 1926)*
  Tomasia Virginia Dabney Noland (1841 - 1911)*
  Henry Clay Dabney (1844 - 1921)*
  Richard Dickinson Dabney (1845 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Feb 23, 2001
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Robert Clarence Dabney
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