William H. Cabell (1772 - 1853) MP

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Nicknames: "Gov. William H. Cabell"
Birthplace: "Boston Hill", Cumberland , Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Richmond, Virginia, United States
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About William H. Cabell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Cabell

William H. Cabell (December 16, 1772 – January 12, 1853) was a Virginia politician and Democratic-Republican. He served as Member of the Assembly, as Governor of Virginia, and as judge. He adopted his middle initial, which does not stand for anything, in 1795, to distinguish himself from other William Cabells, including his uncle (and father-in-law) and his first cousin.


Cabell was born at “Boston Hill” in what is now Cumberland County, Virginia on December 16, 1772. He was the son of Colonel Nicholas Cabell and Hannah Carrington Cabell. He studied under private teachers and later attended Hampden-Sydney College and the College of William and Mary, graduating from W&M in July 1793. He then came to Richmond to complete the study of law and was licensed there on June 13, 1794. He began practice in July 1794. He started his career as a lawyer and entered the politics. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and a Presidential elector. He was the 14th Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. In December 1808, he was elected as a judge of the general court. After being on that court for two years he was elected to the Court of Appeals on March 21, 1811. Serving continuously until the reorganization of the court in 1831, he was again elected to the new court, where he became president on January 18, 1842. He remained in this position until 1851 but during his last year was frequently unable to be present because of ill health. Judge Cabell was on the Court of Appeals for forty-one years. He died on January 12, 1853 in Richmond, Virginia and was there interred in Shockoe Hill Cemetery.


Cabell County, West Virginia was named in his honor.

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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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Hon. William H. Cabell, of "Montevideo"'s Timeline

1772
December 16, 1772
Cumberland , Virginia, United States
1795
1795
Age 22
Virginia
1798
1798
Age 25
1805
1805
Age 32
Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA
1805
- 1808
Age 32
Richmond, Virginia, United States
1806
August 12, 1806
Age 33
1808
March 10, 1808
Age 35
Charlotte, Virginia, USA
1808
- 1810
Age 35
General Court
1809
December 9, 1809
Age 36
Richmond, Virginia, USA
1811
September 9, 1811
Age 38
Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA