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Subject: Dabney family of Campbell and Anderson Co.
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013
I am looking for something to either prove or disprove the parentage of James Dabney b:~1822, he was married to Melinda Reeves. It appears that most researchers believe he was the son of Charles b:~1761 in VA and Elizabeth Haile b:~1777 in VA. They settled in Campbell Co. around 1815. If this is true they would have been roughly 61 and 45 at the time of his birth. Not an impossibility, but I think it is more likely that James was the son of their oldest son, Cornelius, who was born ~ 1798. Other than pre-1850 Census records, County and U.S., I cannot find anything to support either theory. Also, has anyone found anything conclusive as to the parents of Charles from VA?
I have pretty much everything back thru the sons of Charles and would love to be able to be sure whether Charles is my 4th ggfather or my 5th. Thanks for any help.
Janet Dabney Kiggans