Excerpt from Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia: With Some of Their Family Records William Henry Dabney, the compiler of this record, was only very distantly related to the numerous Dabneys who will be found mentioned in it. He was a descendant of Robert d'Aubign, who immigrated to Boston about the same time that his brothers, Cornelius and John, the progenitors of these Dabneys, settled in Virginia. The two branches of the family had. lost all connection with each other, and it is only since the genealogical researches of William H. Dabney began, that the relationship of the Dabneys at the North with those at the South has been established beyond a doubt. William H. Dabney was born May 25, 1817, in Fayal, one of the Azore Islands. He was the youngest child of John Bass Dabney, who was United States Consul at those islands when he was born. Mr. Dabney went to Fayal first in 1807, and finding a good business opening, solicited the Consulate as a means of introduction in an influential position, sent for his family, and soon established a flourishing commercial house. During the war of 1812 and Mr. Jefferson's embargo, an immense business was done in those islands, simply in transferring United States products from American to British ships, and vice versa the products of the old world to the American vessels. Mr. Dabney had eleven children, three or four of whom were born after his establishment in Fayal. In 1825 the little William made his first visit to the United States, in company with his father and mother and next oldest sister. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.