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Jane Meriwether Dabney
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1757
Death: 1833

Jane Meriwether Dabney of Albemarle County, Virginia was the daughter of Elizabeth Thorton and Thomas Meriwether. Jane was called “pretty Jane Meriwether by Gov. Gilmer…[she was the] beauty of the circle in which she moved, very pretty, very rich, and very much courted.” (http://www.jamisonsforever.com). Jane was born after her father’s death and thus, was not left a portion of his estate in his will. She was an aunt of Meriwether Lewis, who in conjunction with Colonel Clark, conducted their celebrated expedition.
Miss Meriwether married Samuel Dabney on February 4, 1775, and their union produced thirteen children, one of whom, Richard Dabney, a poet, died in the Richmond Theatre fire. They resided by Cub Creek in Louisa County, Virginia. Samuel died relatively young in 1798, making it difficult for his wife to maintain and educate their large family. Jane was greatly assisted by her brother-in-law, Colonel Charles Dabney. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Meriwether (1713 - 1757)
  Elizabeth Thornton Lewis (1713 - 1774)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Dabney (1752 - 1812)
 
 Children:
  Francis Dabney (1781 - 1856)*
  Elizabeth Thornton Dabney (1783 - 1845)*
  Charles Francis Dabney (1786 - 1833)*
  Richard Dabney (1788 - 1825)*
  John Thornton Dabney (1797 - 1833)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nicholas Meriwether (1736 - 1772)*
  Francis Meriwether (1737 - 1803)*
  Mary Meriwether Gilmer (1742 - 1800)*
  Elizabeth Meriwether Johnson (1745 - 1812)*
  Lucy Meriwether Marks (1752 - 1837)*
  Mildred Meriwether Gilmer (1753 - 1826)*
  Jane Meriwether Dabney (1757 - 1833)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dabney Cemetery
Orchid
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Dabparis
Record added: May 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52398461
Jane <i>Meriwether</i> Dabney
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Jane <i>Meriwether</i> Dabney
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- bob tarte
 Added: Jun. 18, 2016
Mrs. Jane Meriwether Dabney and at least now they spell your name well and correctly too./.. GOD Bless you!!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 10, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
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