6.0113 James Lafayette DARWIN

6.0113 James Lafayette DARWIN

Male 1853 - 1928  (75 years)

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  • Name James Lafayette DARWIN 
    Title 6.0113 
    Born 10 Feb 1853  Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James L. Darwin (age 26), Farmer 
    State 1885  Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Elected Texas State Senator; Populist Party (served 1885-1889) 
    Died 18 Aug 1928  Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 6.0113

      In correspondence with Ray S. Darwin, he recounted how his grandfather, James L. Darwin, migrated from Rhea Co., TN, to Texas around 1873, riding horseback alongside the covered wagon of the family of his uncle, Henry Clay Darwin (5.0101) who had also made the decision to settle in Texas. They travelled together as far as Dallas, at which point they parted company as James Darwin's destination was further north in Delta Co., TX, where he purchased land and took up farming to good profit and successfully introduced the crop alfalfa to the county.

      James married 3 Feb. 1876 Martha "Belle" Harper and to this union there were seven children who were all born in Delta County. In 1884, James donated the land on which to build a school house. The people of the community paid for the material for the building and furnished the labour free of charge. The school was named Darwin School in honour of James Darwin, who became a State Senator and also owned a gin known as Darwin Gin.
    • Working Notes:

      For details on Texas State Legislative career (1895-1899), See: Legislative Reference Library of Texas - Legislators Past and Present: James L. Darwin
    • References:

      Ann Darwin
      Ray S. Smith
    Person ID I0172  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2013 

    Father Thomas Clements DARWIN,   b. 29 Jan 1817, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1899, Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Eliza M. COLLINS,   b. 05 Jan 1821, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1882, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1842  Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Isabell HARPER,   b. 31 Oct 1858, Junction City, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1922, Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 03 Feb 1876  Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Martin DARWIN,   b. 28 Jun 1878, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Roscoe C. DARWIN,   b. 12 Mar 1880, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 71 years)
    +3. James Arthur DARWIN,   b. 01 Feb 1882, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age 46 years)
    +4. Ada E. DARWIN,   b. 23 Jul 1884, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Henry Lewis DARWIN,   b. 21 Dec 1886, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 58 years)
     6. William E. DARWIN,   b. 21 Jan 1891, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1891, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Viola Mae DARWIN,   b. 24 Jan 1895, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2010 
    Family ID F0321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1853 - Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Feb 1876 - Delta County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James L. Darwin (age 26), Farmer - 1880 - Delta County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsState - Elected Texas State Senator; Populist Party (served 1885-1889) - 1885 - Delta County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1928 - Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Lafayette Darwin (1853-1928)
    James Lafayette Darwin (1853-1928)
    James Lafayette Darwin (1853-1928). Texas State Senator for Delta County 1895-99 (Populist Party)

  • Sources 
    1. [S337] CEN: 1880 TX Delta.

    2. [S334] PUB: 1991: Delta County History 1870-1991, Delta County [TX] History Book Committee.