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Posted by: Bobbie Ledbetter (ID *****5117) Date: February 09, 2005 at 10:47:21
In Reply to: Re: JAMES DABBS by richard dabbs of 1493

Hi, James,
I hope you are well. It is very nice to hear from you.

I haven't been working on the internet for quite some time; been working off-line, and traveling around trying to find data on my families. What a nightmare this has become!

You asked about JAMES ALBERT DABBS. The following is what Jack Dabbs has in his book, DABBS FAMILY GENEALOGY, U.S., in re four JAMES ALBERT DABBS:

Pages 108/109

JAMES ALBERT DABBS, born 1860 in Alabama. Married MARTHA JANE MANNING. 12th child: FRANCES NORA DABBS.


JAMES ALBERT DABBS, born 9 November 1943 in Rockmart, Polk County, Georgia. Son of JAMES BERLIN DABBS and KATIE LOUISE CLINE.

JAMES ALBERT DABBS, born 3 August 1860 in Longview, Mississippi. Died 28 December 1918 at family residence in Hondo, Medina County, Texas. Buried in Lot 180, Oakwood Cemetery, Hondo. Son of JAMES ALBERT DABBS and MARY ELLA HATFIELD. Married MARTHA JANE MANNING in Ardmore, Oklahoma, 11 August 1881. Another record says he married MATTIE MANNING 11 July 1881. [Marriage Records of Winston County, Mississippi, Book 7, p. 120]
VASHTIE DABBS, ERNEST DABBS, ELLAR LIZABETH DABBS, LELA DABBS, WILLIS DABBS, LIDY DABBS, SALOME DABBS, MARY FRANCIS NORA DABBS, and LILLIE BELL DABBS (b. 1897). Birth certificate of daughter FRANCIS says that he (This must be SHE, with a middle name such as NORA!) was born in Alabama, and so does the Census report of 1900. Widow MRS. J. C. DABBS filed application for community administration in court of R. J. NOONAN, Medina County, at which time children were listed as follows:
MRS. VASHTI COOPER, age 34; FINIA, age 32; ERNEST, age 30; ELLAR MITCHELL, age 28; MRS. SLOMA MENICA, age 24; MRS. LILLIE GALLOWAY, age 22; MRS FRANCIS DABBS, age 18; MRS. ANNIE MITCHELL, age 17; KITTIE DABBS, age 15; and CLAUDE DABBS, age 7. However, the 1900 Census shows these names for his children: VASHTI DABBS (b. 1885), FRANCES W. DABBS (b. 1886), ERNEST DABBS (b. 1888), ELIZABETH DABBS (b. 1889), LABA(?) DABBS (b. 1891, SALOME' DABBS (b. 1895), LOLA B. DABBS (b. 1887), and (Page 109) NARCISSIS F. DABBS (b. 1898), all born in Texas. [U. S. Census, Texas, Medina County 1900, E.D. 59, sheet 3, line 60].

I hope this will be of help to you.

I don'r know if you read my entry about WILLIAM DABBS having been DAVID DABBS'S father or not. This WILLIAM was killed in the War of 1812. I have got to get a copy of his military records from the Nat. Archives. The reasons I thought perhaps he was the father and SARAH MOORE DABBS the mother is the following:

1. WILLIAM DABBS can be found in the Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, Detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814. Reprint of 1851, page 29, shows WILLIAM DABBS as member of the 9th Company, detached from Anson Regiment. However, Jack stated in his book, " This may be the same WILLIAM DABBS who received bounter land in Kentucky. [Gordon C. Jones: ABSTRACTS OF WILLS AND OTHER RECORDS, 1958]"

2. SARAH MOORE was born ?1796, daughter of LAURENCE MOORE. Married (1) WILLIAM DABBS. Married (2) LABAN CARAWAY 19 sEPTEMBER 1816. In 1832 the will of ARCHIBALD CARAWAY mentions son LABAN. In 1833 codicil to will mentions granddaughter SARA MOORE CARAWAY. (The was taken from Jack's book.)

3. DAVID SYDNEY DABBS was born 21 April 1812.

The dates would have given WILLIAM & SARAH (MOORE) DABBS time to have had DAVID. What do you think about this theory? I just wish I could find proof for this or for something. I am so weary of hunting for an answer to this problem. I intend to go up to S.C. & N.C. soon and do some more sleuthing.

Good luck with your research. Let me know if I can give you any other data from Jack's book. Poor thing, after all the work he did, never to know the answer to the identity of his parents!


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