Born December 28, 1778 in Amherst (now Nelson) County, VA, to Col. Nicholas and Hannah (Carrington) Cabell. Graduated from William and Mary in 1798 after studying law. A member of the Virginia Senate from 1810-1829 and a principal coadjutor of Thomas Jefferson in the founding of the University of Virginia, for which he served as a visitor and rector. Died February 5, 1856. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Joseph C. Cabell (Joseph Carrington).
Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. III. Ed. Allen Johnson (NY: Charles Scribner's, 1946).