William Cabell was born in Warminister England in March of 1699 to Nicholas and Rachel Hopper Cabell. William was a prominent man in the colony of Virginia to say the very least. William was surveyor, magistrate, farmer, trader, vestryman, churchwarden, and pioneer.
I’ll not go into full detail here, but I will send you to visit the Cabell Family Papers, Small Library, University of Va site. I also need to go back and collect information as well, because I only had dates for William and his parents and nothing else. It was a wonderful find when I plugged in William Cabell Genealogy in google today and got the above site. Other VA family members could be listed there. After doing some reading, I am sorry I didn’t understand this when my daughter and I visited Jamestown. Maybe another trip is needed!
I will tell you how William fits into my family. His wife Elizabeth Burks (1706-1756) is the sister to Richard Burks who married Frances “Fannie” Horsley. Richard is my husbands 6th and 7th great-grandfather. Looking through just a bit of the genealogy and historical information it seems these three families were fairly close in proximity and in friendship.
Jim’s most direct line of descent from Richard is as follows.
1-Richard Burks b. 1713
+Frances “Fannie” Horsley m. 1739
–2-Rowland Horsley Burks b. Between 1740 and 1745
–4-Charles Burks b. 1809, NC, d. 1879, Tackitt/ Longfork Pike Co., KY
+Westina Rice par. James Rice and Sarah
–5-William Burke b. 1831, Pike Co., KY, d. 1916, Pike Co., KY, bur.
Burke Cem., Marshall’s Branch Pike Co., KY
+Lucy Hall b. 1840, KY, m. 4 Mar 1857, d. Abt 1920, KY, bur. Burke
Cem., Marshall’s Branch Pike Co., KY, par. William Hall and
–6-James Martin Burke b. 10 Apr 1868, KY, d. 28 Oct 1941, KY
+Susannah Hampton b. 30 Aug 1870, KY, d. 22 Jul 1949, KY, par.
–7-Joseph Burke b. 20 Dec 1895, Hartley, Pike Co., KY, d. 22 June 1974
-8-Lola Burke b. 10 May 1931 Hartley, Pike Co., KY, d. 12 March 2010, Wayne Co. MI
m. Edgar V. Hogston b. 28 July 1930 Lookout, Pike Co. KY d. 20 October 1990, Wayne Co., MI
-9- James E. Hogston m. Julia K. McCartney
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 6th GREAT GRAND UNCLE WILLIAM~~
Anna Hogston is my Husband’s 3 great grand-aunt.
Anna Hogston, married William Lewis on 30 Sept 1839 in Washington City, Smyth Co., Va.
Anna is the daughter of John and Prudence Hogston of Smyth Co. Va. Her brother John and Susan Taylor Hogston are Jim’s 3 great-grandparents.
Each time I do this historical day, I find so much more information that needs be to gathered. I don’t know how people can have “done” family trees! Maybe they are just more persistent than I am.
On a side note it is also my Brother-in-laws 54 Birthday and he shared this day with his Aunt Neola G. Burke, she was born on 30 Sep 1920 in Hartley, Pike Co., Ky the daughter of Joseph and Eliza Jane Elswick Burke.