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Capt William Dancy

Capt William Dancy

Birth
Greensville County, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Jan 1836 (aged 55)
Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Burial Trinity, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 32462637 · View Source
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Could not read all the verse on this stone.
This stone was erected to the memory and ______ ________ of respect _______ _______ of felial affection by his children.

L. T. Sykes
D. M. Dancy
J. W. Dancy
A. G. Dancy
C.F.M. Dancy

William Dancy was the son of Francis Dancy and Mary Winfield Mason Dancy and husband of Priscilla Turner. He was a Justice of the Peace in Morgan County in the 1820's and 30's. His brother was Colonel Francis Dancy who built the Dancy-Polk house in Decatur. His sisters were Martha Mason Dancy, who married Dr Henry Rhodes and Sarah "Sallie" Dancy who married Colonel James Turner Sykes. Through his mother he was a first cousin of General Winfield Scott who removed the Cherokees from TN, NC, GA and AL in the 1830's.
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The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 3, Jan., 1919
William and Mary Quarterly
GREENESVILLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, MILITIA LISTS
Sept. 13, 1813 - of the Militia took oaths of office, also Wm. Dancy, Capt. of the Company of Light Infantry attached to the 1st Battalion of the 50th Regiment & 15th Brigade,
(p. 401.)
He fought for Colonel James Byrne and General William Chamberlayne
(Above information researched by Phil Wirey.)
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Married Priscilla Turner on Dec 13, 1802.
SOURCE: Virginia Marriage Records From the Virginia Magazine of History.
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Southern Advocate - February 2, 1836
It is with the sincerest regret that we record the death of Capt. William Dancy which occurred on the 2nd inst. at his residence in Morgan County, Ala., aged 55 years and 6 months. He died of a chronic infection of the liver. The deceased was born in Greenville Co. Virginia, of highly respectable parents. He moved to Morgan County, Ala. in the year 1819, where he continued to reside until his death. He was greatly respected by all with whom he was acquainted and loved by those who knew him intimately. He has left four sons and one daughter with many relations and friends to mourn their irreparable loss.
(Added by Phil Wirey, 2014.)


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Gravesite Details This is a box tomb. It was broken when I copied this cemetery in 1983. It was very hard to read.

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  • Created by: Faded Genes
  • Added: 28 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32462637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Dancy (2 Jul 1780–2 Jan 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32462637, citing Gunn Cemetery, Trinity, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Faded Genes (contributor 46891429) .