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4. 1ST CORNELIUS5 DABNEY (THEODOR(DAUBENY)4, JOHN(DAWBNEY)3, WILLIAMDAWBNEY2, RICHARD1DAWBNEY) was born December 11, 1632 in Bucknall, Lincolnshire England, and died 1694. He married (1) EEDITH MOYSON. She was born in England. He married (2) MARY SHREWSBURY. He married (3) SUSANNAH. She was born in Virginia.
Notes for 1ST CORNELIUS DABNEY:
He became the Indian Interpreter in VA. A close companion o f Cocacoeske, Queen of the Pamunkey Indians, and widow of C hief Totopotomoi, a grandson of one of the sisters of Chie f Powhatan, father of Pocahontas. Because of Cornelius Dabn ey's close association with Queen Cocacoeske, it would hav e not been appropriate for him to have received a woman o f the Queen's family to wed after the death of his first wi fe, Eedith,. Cornelius Dabney's second wife, Sussana, is co nsidered by many to been of the family of Chief Topotomoi a nd Cococoeske (Been substantiated?) Queen Cockacoeske had a n illegitimate son, Capt. John West, by John West, son of G ove. John West of VA. This Captain John West was with his m other Cocacoeske, and Cornelius Dabney in the late 1670's w hen the famous Treaty of Middle Plantation was signed by th e various leaders of the tribes under Queen Cocacoeske. (Po sted by Bill Deyo)
If the Dabneys descend from Totopotomoi and Cocacoeske, the y not only have a double descent from Pocahonta's father' s sisters, but also descent from his brother Opechancanough , who married Powhatan's daughter, Cleopatra, the wife of O pechancanough. (Deyo)
Notes for EEDITH MOYSON:
First Wife of Cornelius in England
There seems to have been connection to a personal letter wr itten by Cornelius Dabney to Francis Moryson in 1678 in whi ch hestate that his wfe, Eedeth, would gladly send one of h er sons o him. (
Notes for SUSANNAH:
Cornelius I was interpreter of Cocacoeske, Queen of the Pamunkey Indians.His second wife, Susannah is believed to be the daughter or granddaughter of Cockacoeske and her husband, Chief Totopotomoi.
Child of CORNELIUS DABNEY and EEDITH MOYSON is: