Maj. General Benjamin W.S. Cabell, (War of 1812)

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Benjamin William Sheridian Cabell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Buckingham County Virginia,
Death: Died in Bridgewater, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Grove Street Cemetery Danville Danville City Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Cabell, Jr. and Pocahontas Rebecca Cabell (Bolling)
Husband of Sallie Epes Cabell and Sarah Epes Cabell
Father of Pocahontas Rebecca Hairston; John Roy Cabell, M.D.; Virginia J Cabell; Brig. Gen. William Lewis Cabell (CSA) ("Old Tige"); Dr. Powhatan Bolling Cabell and 5 others
Brother of Sophonisba E. Grayson (Cabell); Sarah Bolling Meredith; Robert Bolling Cabell; Charles J. Cabell; Edward Blair Cabell and 5 others

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About Maj. General Benjamin W.S. Cabell, (War of 1812)

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Gen. Benjamin Cabell was born on his family's estate, "Repton," on the James River. After attending school at Hampden-Sydney, he emigrated with his father, "Repton" Joseph Cabell, Jr., to Kentucky in 1811. He soon returned to Virginia and, finding a military career more exciting than the life of a of lawyer (for which he had trained), he joined the Army. During the War of 1812, he served first on the staff of General Joel Leftwich, then with General John Pegram. Cabell stayed involved with the state militia after the war, and the General Assembly eventually appointed him Major-General of Milita.

Prominent Presbyterian minister Moses Hoge, then president of Cabell's alma mater, Hampden-Sydney, married Cabell to Sallie Epes Doswell in December of 1816. The happy couple removed to Danville, Virginia, where they lived in prosperity until the Civil War. During their residency in Pittsylvania County, Cabell served several times in the General Assembly and in the Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830. Sarah Epes Doswell Cabell bore eleven children, and the participation of six of them in the Civil War brought tragedy to the couple's twilight years. The General died soon after hearing of the death of his youngest, Benjamin Edward Cabell, in March of 1862.



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Gen. Benjamin Cabell was born on his family's estate, "Repton," on the James River. After attending school at Hampden-Sydney, he emigrated with his father, "Repton" Joseph Cabell, Jr., to Kentucky in 1811. He soon returned to Virginia and, finding a military career more exciting than the life of a of lawyer (for which he had trained), he joined the Army. He served first on the staff of General Joel Leftwich, then with General John Pegram. Cabell stayed involved with the state militia after the war, and the General Assembly eventually appointed him Major-General of Milita.

Prominent Presbyterian minister Moses Hoge, then president of Cabell's alma mater, Hampden-Sydney, married Cabell to Sallie Epes Doswell in December of 1816. The happy couple removed to Danville, Virginia, where they lived in prosperity until the Civil War. During their residency in Pittsylvania County, Cabell served several times in the General Assembly and in the Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830. Sarah Epes Doswell Cabell bore eleven children, and the participation of six of them in the Civil War brought tragedy to the couple's twilight years. The General died soon after hearing of the death of his youngest, Benjamin Edward Cabell, in March of 1862.

The following is excerpted from The Cabells And Their Kin by Alexander Brown, D.C.L. :

"...represented that county (Pittsylvania County) in the House of Delegates for a number of years, beginning with 1823. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830, of the state senate in 1837-1838, and for a time edited a paper in Danville. From his entrance into public life, he was the unflagging supporter of the University, the James River, and Kanawha Canal, an enlarged and liberal system of public education, and of internal improvement. In 1858, he wrote: "I was honored with the friendship of Joseph C. Cabell, and it is consolatory to me to reflect that in my humble sphere I was able to contribute somewhat to the great plans to which he patriotically devoted his life. He labored not in vain, but secured for himself an exalted place in the temple of fame.""



            
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Maj. General Benjamin W.S. Cabell, (War of 1812)'s Timeline

1793
May 10, 1793
Buckingham County Virginia,
1819
June 29, 1819
Age 26
Danville, Virginia, United States
1823
March 24, 1823
Age 29
1825
1825
Age 31
1827
January 1, 1827
Age 33
Danville, Virginia, United States
1828
October 17, 1828
Age 35
Danville, Virginia
1834
August 15, 1834
Age 41
1836
January 25, 1836
Age 42
Danville, Virginia, United States
1838
November 25, 1838
Age 45
Danville, Virginia, United States