Rec,d of John Logan Esqr thirty eight, 31/ in full payments for Schooling June 12, 1830
J.W. Cabiness is the brother of John Logan‘s eventual daughter-in-law Mary Elizabeth Cabiness who marries John’s son George W. Logan.
Below is a wonderful account of Dr. James W. Cabaniss which was originally written by attorney John Plath Green in Dallas, TX in 1956 but was transcribed and distributed electronically with permission of the author’s wife by Joe Cabaniss in 1998. The book was called Henry Cabaniss & His Descendants.
Born about 1804 in Charlottee County, Virginia; son of George Cabaniss and Jenny Elliott; married 26 November 1833 by the Rev.Drury Dobbins in Shelby, North Carolina, to his cousin, Elizabeth Donohue Elliott, daughter of John Crenshaw Elliott; was a practicing medical physician; children: twin sons died at birth; daughter died shortly after birth; son died at birth; Louisa Yandel Cabaniss; infant died at birth; Eliza Bradforth Cabaniss; Mary Slade Cabaniss; Western Carolina Cabaniss; Corrinnah Elizabeth Cabaniss; James William Cabaniss; resided during last 25 years of his life on the main road leading from Rutherfordton to Lincolnton, at Piedmont, North Carolina; died in Cleveland County, North Carolina, 28 September1862. The following newspaper item was published at his death:
“Dr. James William Cabaniss died at his residence in Cleveland County, N.C., on the 28th day of September, 1862, in the 52ndyear of his age. The deceased was for more than twenty yearsthe child of affliction and for several years previous to his death confined pretty much to his room and bed, reduced almost to a skeleton by that terrible disease, Dyspepsia; all ofwhich he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, seldom if ever heard to mourn, but waiting God’s own appointed time. The Doctor was a true and faithful member of the M.E.Church for about 15 years before his death, giving a full assurance of his dying testimony, the religion he professed was able to carry him through the valley and shadow of death and fear no evil. The day before his death I called to see him for the last time—my old and much esteemed friend, with whom it had been my pleasure to be intimately acquainted for more than thirty years. I found him completely emaciated and worn out, scarcely able to speak, but retaining all the vigor of his intellect. He spoke of his final end with the utmost confidence in God, waiting for his appointed time. When I bade him good-by, he took me by the hand and with a firmgrasp said, ‘Farewell, my old friend. God bless you; may we meet in Heaven.’ Thus has passed away from us a most excellent and good man leaving to mourn loss an affectionate and pious wife and four interesting daughters, with a large circle of relations. May the affliction be sanctified to their good.”
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About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission. If you would like to start reading them from the first document, you can start here.
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