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Richard Dickinson "R.D." Dabney
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Birth: Jun., 1845
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1914
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Richard "R.D." Dabney was born the youngest and eighth child of Rachel Dickinson and Joseph Ferrell Dabney Sr. He married Mary Elizabeth (Bettie) Tompkins on Feb.21, 1871. She was first cousin to the Durrett sisters that Richard's brothers Joseph and Charles married. Bettie died without issue. Frances "Fannie" McConihay Duffy was his second wife; they married in 1880 and she came with two children from a previous marriage to Patrick B. Duffy.
Although quite young, R.D. was anxious to join the CSA and left his home "Maple Swamp" to fight with his brothers. Unofficial rosters include his name in the 30th Virginia Infantry Company G with brothers, John and James. His age surely kept him off the record until Mar. 14, 1864, when he officially enlisted in the 25th Battalion Virginia Infantry as a private. He was absent or sick from July to Dec. 1864 and AWOL on Jan. 26, 1865. He registered as a deserter in Washington DC on Mar. 30, 1865.
Occupations for R.D. were listed in the U.S. census as Foundryman in 1880 and Railroad Watchman in 1900 and 1910. According to his death certificate, R.D. Dabney died at the age of 69 of sepsis. His wife Fannie proceeded him to her reward sometime in 1905. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Ferrell Dabney (____ - 1845)
  Rachel Burnett Dickinson Dabney (1799 - 1885)
  Frances Elizabeth McConihay Duffy Dabney (1844 - 1905)*
  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
Elmwood Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Dabparis
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
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Richard Dickinson R.D. Dabney
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