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Dr. Dabney Ewell

Male 1786 - 1854  (68 years)


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  • Name Dabney Ewell 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1786  , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1854  , Coffee, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried , Coffee, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I110  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Maxcey Ewell,   b. Abt 1743, , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Dec 1800, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Ann Mullins,   b. Abt 1757, , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Feb 1828, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1769  Dover Church, Goochland, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr. FHL Film #823,579
      SS: IGI
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mrs //,   d. DECEASED 
    Children 
    +1. Emily Ewell,   b. 1801, , , Coffee, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
    Family ID F5548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mrs. Ewell,   b. Abt 1786 
    Married Abt 1810  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • J. Lewis and Ken Floyd speculate that Dabney was married before he married Dovey, with six children from this 1st wife as the 1820 census indicates .
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Dovey Davidson,   b. Abt 1804, , Rutherford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1874, , Coffee, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1821  , Rutherford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Marr: Notes of Ened Roughton and a copy of the certicate of Marriage
      Divorce: Notes of J. Lewis, 1992. Ref. The 1850 census shows them living apart- Dovey living with Dau. Harriet Roughton and Dabney living with his son and Dau-in-law, John and Elizabeth Ewell.

      SS: Pirene Brown Ewell and Alexander Jameson, Proxies
    Children 
    +1. Harriett Ewell,   b. 24 Feb 1822, , Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1883, Springtown, Benton, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Leighton Ewell,   b. 1826, Near Gossburg, Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1891, , Cannon, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 65 years)
    +3. John Thomas Ewell,   b. Abt 1827, , Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Pleasant Dabney Ewell,   b. 2 Mar 1829, , Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1912, Medical Lake, Spokane, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Sarah Ann Ewell,   b. Abt 1835, , Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Ewell,   b. Abt 1840, , Bedford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Age 64 in 1850 Fed Census of Coffee Co. Tenn. seperate from wife with Daughter-in-law Elizabeth, in Dist 1. In notes of Ened Roughton Sept 1988
      Death: Tombstone inscription of just the year of birth and death

      From Notes of J. Lewis 1992: Dabney was a Physician who came from Virginia to the Gossburg area of Bedford Co. Tennessee, before 1820. This area became part of Coffee Co. Distric #1 after 1836. He attained a large tract of land, built and operated a plantation. He owned several slaves as shown in the 1820 thru the 1840 Fed. Census. In 1850 census, he owns 9 slaves. He was listed as Justice of the peace in Bedford Co. in 1829, and he was a well known practicing Physician in Bedford, Coffee and Rutherford Counties.

      Also in notes of J. Lewis 1992, Ken Floyd's of Nashville, are written:
      "I believe that Dabney Ewell was married twice. The 1820 census shows six children, some as old as 10 years, a woman age 26-45, in Dabney's Household.
      Evidently, Dabney either divorced this first wife or she died shortly after the 1820 census, because he married Dovey Davidson in 1821. The 1830 census shows in Dabney's household, a younger wife, Dovey being abt 27, some additional children- at least four of them, probably children of Dabney and Dovey. Some Children of the first maarriage are not indicated in 1830 - perhaps have married."
      Notes of J Lewis,1992 The 1850 Coffee Co. census shows them apart- Dovey with Daughter Harriettt Roughton, while son, John, and wife, Elizabeth are living with Dabney. On Jan. 18, 1851, Dabney executes a most unusual document to Dovey. A deed, recorded in Coffee Co. Deed Book G pg. 314, is made to Dovey for a negro girl, "a slave for life", by the name of Jemima. In this deed, Dabney solemnly promises "to defend title to Dovey and her
      heirs against any future claims by Dabney and his heirs."

      Death: Dabney died in December 1854 and family tradition has him buried in "the Ewell gravey ard" located on the Lawrence Branch Rd. in Coffee Co. This "grave yard was supposedly destroyed in the 1950's and no trace of it is left. However no other known Ewell is buried there and it seems that anyone as well known and as wealthy as Dabney, would have a prominent gravestone, so we are still looking.
      Info. from Jess & Joanna (Ewell) Lewis, Rt #5 Box 56668, Manchester, Tn. Phone (931) 728-9890 E-Mail http://www.cafes.net/jlewis

      1850 Census, Slave Schedule, District 3, Coffee County, Tennesee
      Slave owner, Dabney Ewell
      Age Gender Race
      35 male black
      30 female black
      22 female black
      18 male black
      10 male mulatto
      6 male black
      2 male black
      0 male black


      Tennessee
      Home in 1850:
      District 1, Coffee, Tennessee, USA
      Race:
      White
      Gender:
      Male
      Family Number:
      262
      Household Members:
      Name
      Age
      Dabney Ewell
      64
      Elizabeth Ewell
      23
      John Ewell
      22
      Lucinda Ewell
      1
      Andrew Baine
      25



      Bapt: Proxey was William Henry Winn, Great nephew