4.048 Elizabeth C. DARWIN

Female 1818 - 1858  (39 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth C. DARWIN 
    Title 4.048 
    Born 08 Oct 1818  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1820  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elizabeth C. Darwin (age 2) presumed in household of father, George Cowan Darwin 
    Census 1830  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elizabeth C. Darwin (age 12) presumed in household of father, George Cowan Darwin  
    Died Jul 1858  Shannon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.48

      As I could not word it better, I am going to repeat verbatim the account submitted by Mrs. Elvin (Lois) Smith of Salem, MO, to the author of the "Nettles Papers":

      On Jan. 2, 1840, Elizabeth Darwin married Peter Smith, of Jackson County, Tenn. He was the grandson of a James K. Smith, who was a slave trader or buyer. 'Aunt Nancy Smith', his daughter, said that he was a half breed Indian and bought slaves for the Darwin family who owned a large plantation. Understandably, the Darwin family did not approve of Elizabeth's match. They ran away and were married and the Darwin family more or less disowned Elizabeth. Later on, Peter and Elizabeth moved to Missouri.

      In Missouri, evidently they first lived on Spring Valley, near Round Springs. Later they lived in Lewis Hollow, near the Sunk-lands. They first lived in a 'half-house', (a shed, probably of logs, with curtains of skins for shelter, in the front.) Peter was a hunter and trapper. Elizabeth and Pete had a family of nine children, the first few of whom were born in Tennessee.

      Their youngest child, Alex, was only a few weeks old when Pete, his Dad, was working not too far from their home. Pete heard Elizabeth screaming. He ran for the house, and found Elizabeth had killed a bear with an axe. The bear had been trying to get in the house. She collapsed, and Pete carried her to the bed. She was never able to be up again and died shortly thereafter, in July of 1858. Whether she died of shock or of internal injuries, they never knew.
    • References:

      Dero A. Darwin Jr.
      Percy J. Darwin
      Nettles Papers
    Person ID I1070  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 

    Father George Cowan DARWIN,   b. 18 Oct 1771, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1853, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Delilah HARRINGTON,   b. 01 Jun 1776, NC: Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1843, Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA 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 Peter M. SMITH,   b. 1818,   d. 1895  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 02 Jan 1840  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George C. SMITH,   b. 25 Dec 1841
     2. Cowan D. SMITH,   b. 09 Nov 1842
     3. William H.C. SMITH,   b. 04 Apr 1844
    +4. Hiram Thomas SMITH,   b. 2 Mar 1847, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1919, Jackson, Shannon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. James R. SMITH,   b. 29 Jan 1850
     6. John Peter SMITH,   b. 23 Apr 1852
     7. Mary Jane SMITH,   b. 29 Dec 1854
    +8. Prianne Elizabeth SMITH,   b. 10 Feb 1856, Shannon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1931, Loco, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +9. Alexander Ferguson SMITH,   b. 09 Jan 1858, Shannon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1935, Summersville, Texas County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2009 
    Family ID F0612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Oct 1818 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth C. Darwin (age 2) presumed in household of father, George Cowan Darwin - 1820 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth C. Darwin (age 12) presumed in household of father, George Cowan Darwin - 1830 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jan 1840 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jul 1858 - Shannon County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S18] BIB: 1844: George Cowan Darwin Bible, MS.AC 67-85.
      "E.C.Darwin born Oct. 8th 1818"

    2. [S19] BIB: 1870: Darwin/Nettles "Bible", MS. AC 67-85.
      "Elizabeth C. Darwin born Oct. 8, 1818"

    3. [S81] CEN: 1820 TN Jackson.

    4. [S105] CEN: 1830 TN Jackson.