4.037 Richmond DARWIN

Male 1796 - Aft 1880  (84 years)


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  • Name Richmond DARWIN 
    Title 4.037 
    Born 16 Oct 1796  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1800  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Richmond Darwin (age 4) presumed in household of father, George C. Darwin 
    Census 1820  Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "Richman Darwin" (age 24) 
    • immediate neighbour of his father, George Cowan Darwin, and uncle, William Washington Darwin
    Census 1830  Morgan County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    "Richmond Darwin" (age 34) 
    Land Purchase 30 Jul 1833  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Richmond Darwin (age 36) purchases 80 acres of Federal land  
    Land Purchase 10 Aug 1833  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Richmond Darwin (age 36) purchases 80 acres of Federal land 
    Land Purchase 04 Sep 1835  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Richmond Darwin (age 38) purchases 40 acres of Federal land 
    Census 1840  Randolph County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    "Richman Darwin" (age 44) 
    Census 1850  St. Mary Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    "Richmond Darwin" (age 54) in household of son-in-law Job Rawls 
    Census 1860  Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    "Richma Durvin" (age 63), Farming, real estate 4000, personal 7000, b. SC 
    Census 1870  Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    "R. Darwin" (age 73), Farmer 
    Census 1880  Clay County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    "Richard Darwin" (age 84), Boarder in household of John J. Dale.  
    Died After 1880  Clay County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.37

      Richmond Darwin and his family have been difficult to follow from the outset and I previously mentioned in Section 3.12 that Richmond gives his birthplace as S. Carolina on the 1860 TN census, while ten years later and still living at Butlers Landing, TN, he claims his birthplace as Virginia and then in 1880, he reverts back to S. Carolina, which I have opted for above.

      I read in the Nettles Papers that based on records located, Richmond married and lived in Jackson County, Tenn., and his first wife died leaving him with a small son. That he moved to Randolph County, Ill., either after or before his second marriage. . . I rather suspect that the records being quoted is the 1820 TN census, which in the printed published book edition fails to show Richmond Darwin's wife who was enumerated in the age group 17-20, so the book only lists Richmond with one young son.

      I have been given the name of Richmond's first wife as "Miss Rogers" from an early listing compiled by Dero A. Darwin and while this cannot be documented positively, I am of the opinion that it is of more than just hearsay evidence and prefer to offer this name of Rogers than leave a blank as it gives a pointer for future research. It's my belief that his first wife lived at least up to 1840.

      As regards Richmond's second wife, Mary, whom I understand was known as Polly, I've been given the following information:
      Polly Stafford Anderson married 1st: Bailie Butler
      2nd: Laurence Manning Anderson
      3rd: Richmond Darwin

      I was not supplied the dates of these marriages but I have observed that Polly's son, also named Baly Butler on the 1860 TN census and aged 17, was living in Richmond Darwin's household which means that Polly was with her first husband right up to 1843. I don't know how short lived her second marriage was but I estimate that she married Richmond sometime after 1850, allowing for some interval between the three marriages.

      We can trace Richmond's movements with the help of the census records for his household, as well as those for his children's families, from which we know that his third son, Leroy, was born in 1828 while the family was still living in Jackson Co., TN.

      Shortly after the birth of Leroy, Richmond moved south across the Tennessee river to Morgan Co., AL, where he is listed on the 1830 census, with his wife, three sons and what appears to be three daughters though it is probable that the female, aged 15-20, is probably a domestic servant or possibly a relative as she was not enumerated previously on the 1820 TN census.

      It would seem that Richmond Darwin was not satisfied with his home in Alabama probably because it had become too small for his expanding family and by the mid 1830s, he moved again this time north to Illinois, where he purchased land in August 1836 in Randolph County. Richmond and his eldest son, John Granville Darwin, are listed in separate households on the 1840 census and while his three sons were to remain with their respective families in Illinois and are listed there on the 1850 census, Richmond once again settled up and is next found to be resident in St. Mary's Parish, LA, where he is listed with the family of his daughter, Elizabeth M. Darwin.

      After all his travels looking for greener pastures, Richmond finally completed the circle and returned to Jackson Co., TN, where he is listed with his second wife, Mary, at Butlers Landing on both the 1860 and 1870 TN census. By 1880, Richmond was living in the household of his youngest daughter, Margaret (Darwin) Dale, in Clay Co., TN.
    • References:

      Dero A. Darwin Jr.
      Tim Grana
      Estelle Perrault
      Darlene D. Bell
    • Sources pending:

      Richmond Darwin's date of birth is provided by the 1844: George Cowan Darwin Family Bible

      Census Returns

      1880: Census - Tennessee - Clay County
    Person ID I1052  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2013 

    Father George Cowan DARWIN,   b. 18 Oct 1771, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1853, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Delilah HARRINGTON,   b. 01 Jun 1776, NC: Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1843, Gainesboro, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1796 
    • place unknown; DWD notes "VA?"
    Family ID F0103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ROGERS,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Abt 1845  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1817  Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Granville DARWIN,   b. 1818, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1861, Randolph County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +2. Leonidas A. DARWIN,   b. 1822, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1869, Olive Branch, Alexander County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Alice M. DARWIN,   b. 1823, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1895, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Leroy Rogers DARWIN,   b. 1828, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1859, Randolph County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +5. Elizabeth M. DARWIN,   b. 1829, Morgan County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1895, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2009 
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Stafford Butler ANDERSON,   b. 1808, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870-1880  (Age 72 years) 
    Married After 1850  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret DARWIN,   b. 1854, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Clay County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2009 
    Family ID F0605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Oct 1796 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Richmond Darwin (age 4) presumed in household of father, George C. Darwin - 1800 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1817 - Jackson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Richman Darwin" (age 24) - 1820 - Jackson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Richmond Darwin" (age 34) - 1830 - Morgan County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - Richmond Darwin (age 36) purchases 80 acres of Federal land - 30 Jul 1833 - Madison County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - Richmond Darwin (age 36) purchases 80 acres of Federal land - 10 Aug 1833 - Madison County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - Richmond Darwin (age 38) purchases 40 acres of Federal land - 04 Sep 1835 - Madison County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Richman Darwin" (age 44) - 1840 - Randolph County, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Richmond Darwin" (age 54) in household of son-in-law Job Rawls - 1850 - St. Mary Parish, LA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - After 1850 - TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Richma Durvin" (age 63), Farming, real estate 4000, personal 7000, b. SC - 1860 - Jackson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "R. Darwin" (age 73), Farmer - 1870 - Jackson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Richard Darwin" (age 84), Boarder in household of John J. Dale. - 1880 - Clay County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - After 1880 - Clay County, TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1833: Richmond Darwin Land Deed 1
    1833: Richmond Darwin Land Deed 1
    1833: Richmond Darwin Land Deed 2
    1833: Richmond Darwin Land Deed 2
    1835: Richmond Darwin Land Deed 3
    1835: Richmond Darwin Land Deed 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] BIB: 1844: George Cowan Darwin Bible, MS.AC 67-85.
      "Richman Darwin was born October the 16th 1796"

    2. [S19] BIB: 1870: Darwin/Nettles "Bible", MS. AC 67-85.
      "Richman Darwin born Oct. 16, 1796"

    3. [S38] CEN: 1800 SC York.

    4. [S81] CEN: 1820 TN Jackson.

    5. [S93] CEN: 1830 AL Morgan.

    6. [S228] LOC: AL-MG: 1833 Richmond Darwin Land Deed 1 .

    7. [S229] LOC: AL-MG: 1833 Richmond Darwin Land Deed 2 .

    8. [S230] LOC: AL-MG: 1835 Richmond Darwin Land Deed 3 .

    9. [S112] CEN: 1840 IL Randolph.

    10. [S127] CEN: 1850 LA St Mary.

    11. [S281] CEN: 1860 TN Jackson.

    12. [S315] CEN: 1870 TN Jackson.

    13. [S326] CEN: 1880 TN Clay.