Dec. 10, 1845 Bowling Green Caroline County Virginia, USA
The son of Robert (Robin) and Elizabeth Winston Dabney, Joseph served in Captain Tyler or Chewings Company, Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. Joseph married Rachel Burnett Dickenson on May 24, 1818 and produced eleven children. He and his brother William ran Dabney's Mill in Louisa County until around 1840. Abstracts show their business was deteriorating from 1837 when there was a panic in this country. He lost most of his property in a suit brought by his nephew, Robert D. Cason. Joseph and Rachel moved back to her home of Caroline County and lived at their farm known as "Maple Swamp". He died of a stroke in 1845.