His parents were Benjamin Dabney and his second wife, Sarah Smith Dabney, ma. Oct 11, 1791.
Thomas wed Mary Adelade Tyler June 6, 1820 in Williamsburg, VA. They had 2 sons, Samuel Tyler who survived only 2 months and Benjamin Augustine, who died in about 1830. Their father became a widower when Mary died in 1823.
On June 18, 1826, he married Sophia Hill in Virginia. They had 16 children.
A daughter, Susan, born in 1840, married Lyell Smedes #Memorial# 12765106. After her husband's untimely death, Susan Smedes returned to her family's plantation in Mississippi and lived there until her father's death in 1885. In 1887 she published "Memorials of a Southern Planter", the story of her father's life and a picture of civilization in the antebellum South. Smedes went as a teacher and missionary to South Dakota, 1886; lived in Helena, Mont., with her sister Mrs. B. H. Greene, circa 1887-1891; travelled to England, 1908; and lived sometime in Washington, D.C., and Sewanee, Tenn.
She died in 1913, possibly in Washington, DC.
Sophia Hill Dabney
Edward H. Dabney
Sarah Dabney Eggleston
Susan Dabney Smedes
Sophia Dabney Thurmond
Emmeline Dabney Greene
Ben J. Dabney
Thomas Smith Dabney
Lelia Jacqueline Dabney