Susannah Swann

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Susannah Swann

Birthplace: Pamunkey River, St. Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia
Death: Died in Hanover, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. Thomas Swann and Margaret Swann
Wife of Cornelius Dabney Sr. and David Anderson
Mother of Frances Dabney; Benjamin Dabney; Dorothy Trice; Mary Carr; Robert Dabney and 2 others
Sister of Susannah Marriott; Thomas Swann, Jr. and William Swann
Half sister of Samuel Swann; Sarah Swann; Sampson Swann; Judith Swann; Anne Swann and 4 others

Managed by: Leah Hoffman
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About Susannah Swann

Susannah married Cornelius DABNEY. (Cornelius DABNEY was born ca. 1640 and died ca. 1693). Susannah next married ANDERSON.

Maiden name possibly Swann, but more likely she was from the family of Powhatan Indian Chief Totopotomoi and/or Cockacoeske, of the Pamunkey tribe. (see discussion at

Children named in her will were:

  • Cornelius Dabney
  • Dorothy Trice (wife of James Trice)
  • Mary Carr (wife of Capt. Thomas Carr)
  • David Anderson.

It is unclear if Dorothy was the daughter of Cornelius Dabney or of Mr. Anderson.


Susanna was born about 1643, probably into the family of Pamunkey Chief Totopotomoi and/or Cockacoeske (she was roughly the same age as Cockacoeske). She died after 5 Feb 1724 in Hanover, Virginia.

"Queen" Cockacoeske (c1640-c1686), female leader of the Pamunkey Indians from Virginia following the death of her husband, Totopotomoi in 1656 until her death in 1686, was the daughter of Chief Opechancanough, the brother of Chief Powhatan.

Cornelius Dabney was interpreter for Cockacoeske.


  1. 3013 W. P. Anderson, Anderson Family Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Press of W. F. Schaefer & Company, 1936), 106.
  2. Genealogies of Virginia Families
  3. Ancestral File (R)
  4. International Genealogical Index (TM)


  2. McCauley, Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families
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Susannah Swann's Timeline

October 10, 1643
New Kent, Virginia
September 2, 1675
Age 31
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Age 32
Age 34
New Kent, Virginia
Age 34
January 22, 1688
Age 44
Pumunkey River, New Kent County, VIrginia Colony
Age 46
February 5, 1724
Age 80
Hanover, Virginia