Lucy Tabb (1753 - 1821)

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Birthplace: 'Toddsbury', Gloucester Co., Virginia
Death: Died in Athens, Clarke, Georgia
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About Lucy Tabb

 Mrs. Lucy Cary, the widow of Dudley Cary, of Gloucester, Va., was among the earleiest settlers of Athens [, Georgia]. She was such a lady as we may suppose Mary Washington to have been. She knew General Washington and his wife well as well as most other distinguished Virginians in her young days. Her manners were formed from the best models of Virginia society - gentle, courteous, dignified, cheerful - as kind to one of her slaves as to a white person of the same age; and the result was that her slaves not only loved and respected her but prided themselves in belonging to an old Virginia family.
     Source: Annals of Athens, Georgia, 1801-1901, by Augustus Longstreet Hull, printed in 1906, Copyright 1978, Mary B. Warren, Heritage Papers, Danielsville, Georgia. Lucy was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 25 March 1753.1,2 She married Dudley Cary at Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, on 11 November 1775.3,2 Lucy died on 14 January 1824 at Athens, Georgia, at age 70.4 Her body was interred in January 1824 at Athens, Georgia, at Oconnee Hills Cemetery.

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Lucy Tabb's Timeline

March 11, 1753
'Toddsbury', Gloucester Co., Virginia
November 11, 1775
Age 22
Kingston Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia
Age 29
April 23, 1784
Age 31
Gloucester Co., Virginia
Age 31
May 10, 1789
Age 36
January 11, 1821
Age 67
Athens, Clarke, Georgia
Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Clarke, Georgia