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James Dabbs
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Birth: 1782
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1841
Jersey County
Illinois, USA

s/o Nathaniel & Elizabeth (Haney) Dabbs both Virginians from Goochland & Lunenburg Counties, who'd lived & reared their family in Union Co SC.

Their son...James Dabbs and wife Mary Harris married abt 1802 in Union Co South Carolina living there briefly before moving on to Barren Co Kentucky, where they lived a few short years until 1818 when they moved with their extended families into the newly opened Northwest Territory which included what became their home state of Illinois.

James & Mary were near Wood River in Madision Co IL and enumerated on the 1820 federal census as (one male and one female age 26-45) along with four males and one female age 10-16 (William, Samuel and James Jr; one female and male unknown) and five males and one female under age 10 (John, George, Jesse, Elias and Susannah, one male unknown).

By the spring of 1826 James & Mary had settled on section 9 in Otter Creek Twp in Greene County, which would become what is now Jersey Co. James & Mary lived out their lives there with their son Jesse Dabbs nearby. Jesse having settled on the west of Otter Creek owned a mill at the mouth of Sugar Hollow located where Otter Creek empties into Sugar Creek.

Family links: 
  Mary Harris Dabbs (1788 - 1852)
  Jesse Dabbs (1817 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Dabbs Cemetery (Otter Creek Twp)
Jersey County
Illinois, USA
Created by: WaplesGurley
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75192591

4th great grandfather
- Cara
 Added: Sep. 30, 2012

- WaplesGurley
 Added: Aug. 20, 2011

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