4.098 James W. DARWIN, Jr.

Male 1825 - Bef 1870  (45 years)


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  • Name James W. DARWIN 
    Title 4.098 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1825  St. Landry Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  St. Landry Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James W. Darwin Jr. (age 5) presumed in household of father, James W. Darwin 
    Census 1860  Brazos County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James W. Darwin Jr. (age 35), in household of brother-in-law, Jacob Robertson 
    Civil War: CSA Enlistment 09 Apr 1862  Galveston County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TX: Waul's Legion; Pvt. (Co. H). Medical discharge: 10 July 1862  
    Military Service 10 Jul 1862  [3
    James W. Darwin (age 37) medically discharged from CSA Service 
    Died Bef 1870 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.98

      In Section 4.94, I stated that James W. Darwin, Jr., went with his father, James, and stepmother, Mary, to Texas as a six year old in 1831 and settled with them at their newly established home in Grimes Co., TX. The basis of this statement is that the 1850 TX census lists James as the only Darwin in Grimes County and I believe that the census shows him at his parent's former home, which he was sharing with the family of his sister Louisa and her husband, Charles Ray, who had two young children.

      In 1856, James W. Darwin married Nancy E. Biggs in Harris Co., TX, but the marriage must have been a mismatch because the records show that at the end of 1859, Nancy had remarried, also in Harris County, to a Thomas Walker. We know that James Darwin was still alive because he is listed on the 1860 TX census residing, a single man, with the family of his eldest sister, Narcissa and her husband Jacob Robertson in Brazos Co., TX, where he must have been helping the family with the farming. It would seem that James had a problem with epilepsy, which is apparent from his army discharge papers from the CSA on 10 July 1862, when he sustained injuries falling from a horse giving him continual head pains. I failed to find him on the 1870 TX census so he probably died before 1870.
    • References:

      TX census records
      Tim Grana

    • Sources pending:

      CSA Service

      3rd Louisiana Infantry

      17 May 1861 - enlisted at New Orleans as pvt in Co. B, 3rd Louisiana Infantry (Capt. R.M.Hinson) for 1 year

      10 August 1861 - listed missing following Battle of Wilsons Creek, Missouri)

      7 October 1861 - discharged at Camp Jackson (surgeon's certificate of disability)

      9th Texas Infantry

      7 November 1861 - enlisted at Galveston in Co. K., 9th Texas (Nichols)

      9 Nov 1861 - 31 Dec 1861: muster roll, present

      Jan-Feb 1862: muster roll, present

      24 April 1862: absent, furlough: "Enlisted"

      Waul's Legion (Texas)

      9 April 1862: enlisted Waul's Legion (Texas) for 3 years

      10 July 1862: medical discharge (epilepsy, from injury falling from horse): 1862: Medical Discharge (CSA) - James Darwin

      Also in 9th Texas: nephew Thomas Howard Darwin (5.339), son of Reuben Darwin
    Person ID I1615  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2013 

    Father James W. DARWIN, Sr.,   b. Abt 1787, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, San Felipe, Austin County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Nancy SHORES,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 1827-1829  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1810  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of marriage conjectural
    Family ID F0763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy E. BIGGS 
    Married 08 May 1856  Harris County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 May 2009 
    Family ID F1247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1825 - St. Landry Parish, LA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James W. Darwin Jr. (age 5) presumed in household of father, James W. Darwin - 1830 - St. Landry Parish, LA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 May 1856 - Harris County, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James W. Darwin Jr. (age 35), in household of brother-in-law, Jacob Robertson - 1860 - Brazos County, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil War: CSA Enlistment - TX: Waul's Legion; Pvt. (Co. H). Medical discharge: 10 July 1862 - 09 Apr 1862 - Galveston County, TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Military Records: American Civil War
    1862: Medical Discharge (CSA) - James W. Darwin, Jr.
    1862: Medical Discharge (CSA) - James W. Darwin, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] CEN: 1830 LA St Landry.

    2. [S282] CEN: 1860 TX Brazos.

    3. [S244] MIL-CIV: 1862 CSA Discharge - James W. Darwin, Jr., NARA, ref pending.

      "A continual Fever and pain in the head, and having received an injury by the falling from a horse, which subjects him to fits continually, and which increase.... certify that I have carefully examined the said James Darwin of Capt. Izard's Company and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of epilepsy."