Agnes Sarah Bell <I>Gamble</I> Cabell

Agnes Sarah Bell Gamble Cabell

Virginia, USA
Death 15 Feb 1863 (aged 79)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 41429153 · View Source
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Agnes Sarah Bell Gamble, the second wife of Gov. Cabell, daughter of Col. Robert Gamble, was born August 22, 1783, and died February 15, 1863, at the residence of her son, Dr. J. G. Cabell, in Richmond. A woman of the loveliest character, she had been for many years a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. She continuously urged her husband to accompany her to church, but with only occasional success. He had been brought up in the Episcopal faith. On one occasion, about twenty years be­fore his death, in a spirit of pleasantry he replied to her urging: "You know I don't consider yours the true faith. Now, if you will join my church, The Church, I will al­ways go with you." She smiled, but said nothing then. The next Sunday she said: "Now, husband, you must go with me to church to-day. I have united myself with the Episcopal Church (St. James on 5th and Marshall St. Richmond- the church moved in the 19th century and the original sanctuary no longer stands), -- your church -- and have taken a pew for us in Bishop Moore's church." The Judge kissed his devoted wife, and after that at­tended service with her regularly, becoming a communi­cant. On his death-bed he called all of his children around him, and said to them: "My children, ever love and honor your dear mother. She richly deserves your tenderest af­fections. She and I have been married nearly fifty years, and every day has been a wedding day." They married on March 11, 1805.


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  • Added: 1 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41429153
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Agnes Sarah Bell Gamble Cabell (22 Aug 1783–15 Feb 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 41429153, citing Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SheWalksTheseHills (contributor 46847797) .