Researching these Dabbs: Archibald Dabbs & Son Thomas David

1850 Census - Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina

Archibald & Elizabeth Dabbs both in their 20's

(also occupant named Elizabeth Huntley)

1870 Census - Wateree Township (now Lugoff) Kershaw Cty, SC

Archibald (White) & Amanda (Mullato) (no relationship given)


  1. William 15, White

  2. Thomas (my grandad) 13, White

  3. Daniel 5, Mulatto

  4. Green 2, Mulatto

  5. Adolphus 1, Mulatto

1880 Census - Columbia, Richland County, SC

Thomas David Dabbs (my grandfather) & Wife Rachel Dabbs

Rachel's Maiden name may have been Jacobs or Brazell

Child: Thomas Zacherie Dabbs, Age 3 months

1900 Census - Columbia Ward 5, Richland Cty. South Carolina Dist 94

Thomas David Dabbs, age 40, b. June, 1860

& Wife Rachel, age 40, b. May, 1860

Sons, Thomas Zacherie Dabbs, b. February, 1880

James A. Dabbs, b. December, 1881

Thomas David Dabbs married a Lilly (Lillie) Dabbs, and had a daughter named Susie Mae between these two Censuses. (Lillie died, and Thomas David married my Grandmother, Jesse Belle Gurganious Dabbs by the time of the 1920 Census.)

1920 Census - Hagan (Statesboro), Bulloch County, Georgia

Thomas David Dabbs

Jessie Belle (Gurganious-Maiden Name, spelled many ways)

Susie Mae

Alberta, b. 1915

Sylvester (called Bud)

(Also, my mother, Elizabeth Dabbs Wisham, was the daughter of Thomas David Dabbs & Jessie Belle Gurganious Dabbs, but was born September 27, 1920, which was too late to get her on the 1920 Census.)

I would greatly appreciate any help on this line of Dabbs as my mom was only 7 when her dad died. (He was 33 years older than her mom, Jessie.) My mom doesn't even know who her grandparents were. Mom is 84 years old now, and her health is failing. I would appreciate any information anyone can share on this family. Also, I have more details, and I am willing to share them with anyone asking.

I especially would like to know what happened to her dad's first family, Rachel, Thomas Zacherie, and James A. Dabbs. She has never heard of these two half brothers. I have searched Cemeteries all over Richland County, with no luck. But there must be others that I know nothing about, I am sure.

I will do free research in Aiken County, SC and Richmond County, GA if needed.

Thanks a Million,

Sarah W. Crook

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