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Joseph Ferrell Dabney, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1829
Death: May 3, 1917

Joseph was born in Louisa County, Virginia, the son of Rachel Burnett Dickenson and Joseph Ferrell Dabney, Sr. He married Maria Durrett on June 12, 1856 and they produced seven children. Three months earlier, older brother, Charles Burnett Dabney married Maria's younger sister, Bettie Durrett. The brothers had lived together as bachelors, working as bootmakers, according to the 1850 U.S. Census.
Joseph Jr. served the CSA as a private in the 2nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry, also known as Waller's/Quartermaster Battalion, Local Defense, Company F. The 2nd Battalion combined in September 1864 with the 6th Infantry Battalion to become the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense, where he was a member of Company H. Little brother, Henry Clay Dabney was in both units with Joseph Jr., and they worked in the CS Boot Depot in Richmond as shoemakers at a rate of $2 per day, in addition to traditional military duties. In December 1864, Joseph Jr. was hospitalized for four weeks with pneumonia.
According to family lore, Joseph and Henry brought comrade James Henry Noland home with them after the war. Soon after, he married their little sister, Tomasia.
Living the rest of his life with his family in Chilesburg, Virginia, his profession is alternately listed as shoemaker or farmer. Joseph Jr. applied for a pension on July 28, 1902 at the age of 73. Maria passed away shortly thereafter in 1903. His will, executed December 31, 1913, bequeathed all property and money to daughters Ruth and Lida Dabney. Joseph Ferrell Dabney, Jr. died of chronic myocarditis at 89 years of age, according to his death certificate.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Ferrell Dabney (____ - 1845)
  Rachel Burnett Dickinson Dabney (1799 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Tompkins Durrett Dabney (1832 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Curtis Dabney (1861 - 1862)*
  Joseph Ferrell Dabney (1866 - 1913)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Clarence Dabney (1822 - 1875)*
  Mary Montague Dabney Anderson (1827 - 1890)*
  Charles Burnett Dabney (1827 - 1885)*
  John Walter Dabney (1828 - 1862)*
  Joseph Ferrell Dabney (1829 - 1917)
  James B. Dabney (1835 - 1926)*
  Tomasia Virginia Dabney Noland (1841 - 1911)*
  Henry Clay Dabney (1844 - 1921)*
  Richard Dickinson Dabney (1845 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Swamp Cemetery
Chilesburg
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Dabparis
Record added: Jun 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53924419
Joseph Ferrell Dabney, Jr
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 Added: Jun. 3, 2012
 
 
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