Person:William Cabell (8)

Gov. William H. Cabell, 14th Governor of Virginia
m. 16 Apr 1772
  1. Gov. William H. Cabell, 14th Governor of Virginia1772 - 1853
  2. Dr. George Cabell1774 - 1827
  3. Elizabeth Cabell1776 - 1802
  4. Joseph Carrington Cabell1778 - 1856
  5. Nicholas Cabell, Jr.1780 - 1809
  6. Maryann Cabell1783 - 1850
  7. Mayo Cabell1784 -
  8. Hannah Cabell1786 - 1794
  9. Henningham Cabell1787 - 1794
  10. Paul Cabell1791 -
  • HGov. William H. Cabell, 14th Governor of Virginia1772 - 1853
  • WElizabeth Cabell1774 - 1801
m. 9 Apr 1795
m. 11 Mar 1805
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Gov. William H. Cabell, 14th Governor of Virginia
Gender Male
Birth[2] 16 Dec 1772 Cumberland, Virginia, United Statesat "Boston Hill", home of his maternal grandfather
Marriage 9 Apr 1795 Virginia, United Statesto Elizabeth Cabell
Marriage 11 Mar 1805 Virginia, United Statesto Agnes Sarah Bell Gamble
Death? 12 Jan 1853 Richmond (independent city), Virginia, United States
Burial? Jan 1853 Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond (independent city), Virginia, United States
Namesake[1] Cabell County, W.Va is named for him.

Hon. William H. Cabell, of "Montevideo," was a graduate of the College of William and Mary, 1793. He was a member of the Virginia Assembly, 1796-1798 and 1802-1805. He served as Governor of Virginia from 1st December, 1805, to 1st December 1808; Judge of the General Court, 1808-1811; Judge of Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1811-1851, and the President of Supreme Court of Appeals, 1842-1851.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Cabell, William H., in Political Graveyard, Richmond City, Virginia.

    [last accessed 24 Oct 2012]
    Cabell, William H. (1772-1853) — of Virginia. Born in Cumberland County, Va., December 16, 1772. Son of Col. Nicholas Cabell and Hannah (Carrington) Cabell. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1796-1805; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1800, 1804; Governor of Virginia, 1805-08; state court judge in Virginia, 1808-11; Judge, Virginia Court of Appeals, 1811. Died in Richmond, Va., January 12, 1853 (age 80 years, 27 days). Interment at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
    Relatives: Son of Col. Nicholas Cabell and Hannah (Carrington) Cabell; married 1795 to Elizabeth Cabell; married 1805 to Agnes Gamble.
    Cabell County, W.Va. is named for him.
    See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial

  2. 2.0 2.1 William H. Cabell, in Brown, Alexander. The Cabells and their kin: a memorial volume of history, biography, and genealogy. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1895).

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    27. William H. Cabell wrote the following sketch of himself in 1846: - "I was born December 16, 1772, at 'Boston Hill,' in Cumberland County, Va., the residence of my maternal grandfather, Col. George Carrington, whose wife was a daughter of Major William Mayo, who lived in that part of old Goochland which is now Powhatan County. 'Boston Hill' is within five or six miles of Cartersville.

    "From the spring of 1782 to the spring of 1783, I went to school from my father's to George Lambert, a teacher of English. From February or March, 1784, to the next Christmas, I went to school at my maternal grandfather's, 'Boston Hill,' to Mr. James Wilson, where I commenced the study of the Latin language. In the month of February or March, 1785, I went to Hampden Sidney College, where I continued until September, 1789. In the month of February or March 1790, I went to William and Mary College, where I continued until July, 1793. In the fall of 1793, I went to Richmond to complete the study of the law, and remained there until June 13, 1794, when I was licensed to practice law, after an examination by Judges Joseph Prentis, James Henry, and William Nelson.

    "In July, 1794, commenced the practice of the law.

    " On the 9th of April, 1795, I married Elizabeth Cabell, the youngest daughter of Col. William Cabell, of Union Hill. I lived in his family till his death in 1798, and afterwards with his widow, at Union Hill, till the 29th of January, 1801, when I moved to my own house at Midway.

    "I was elected to the Assembly in the spring of 1796. I was also in the famous Assembly of 1798, and voted for the famous resolutions of that session. I was an elector at the first election of Mr. Jefferson, and filled the same office on one or two subsequent occasions.

    "My first wife died November 5, 1801, shortly after which I went to Charleston, S.C., but returned the following spring.

    "I was a member of the Assembly in the years 1802, 1803, and 1804.

    "On the 11th of March, 1805, I was married to Agnes S.B. Gamble, oldest daughter of Col. Robert Gamble, of Richmond.

    "In April, 1805, I was again elected to the Assembly, and attended as a member (December, 1805); but within a few days after the commencement of the session I was elected governor, in which office I continued for three years, till December, 1808, when I was elected by the Legislature a judge of the General Court (commissioned by Gov. John Tyler on Decembe 15, 1808), which office I held until April 3, 1811. I was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Monroe and the Privy Council on March 21, 1811; qualified April the 3d following; was elected by the Legislature to the same judgeship on December 11, 1811, and commissioned by Gov. George William Smith, which office I continue to hold.

    "After the adoption of the new Constitution of Virginia (1830), I was reelected a judge of the Court of Appeals on April 11, 1831, and commissioned by Gov. John Floyd. On the 18th of January, 1842, I was elected president of that court, and commissioned by Lieut. -Gov. John Rutherford. I qualified and took my seat January 20, 1842, and am now occupying the same position." ...

    ... He told his son, the Hon. E.C. Cabell, that "his name was originally simply William Cabell, and that he had inserted the letter H. - which did not stand for any particular name - to distinguish himself from others of the same name."

  3.   William H. Cabell, in Find A Grave.

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    William H. Cabell Tombstone William H. Cabell Grave Marker