3.39 Peyton Bland DARWIN

Male 1805 - 1883  (78 years)


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  • Name Peyton Bland DARWIN 
    Title 3.39 
    Born 18 Apr 1805  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 5) presumed in household of father, John Darwin 
    Census 1820  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 15) presumed in household of father, John Darwin 
    Census 1830  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "Paton Darwin" (age 25) 
    Will 22 Nov 1836  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 31) named beneficiary in his father's Will 
    Census 1840  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    "Peyton B. Darwin" (age 35) 
    Census 1850  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    "Payton B. Darwin" (age 45) 
    Will 23 Oct 1852  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 47) named executor of Will of his brother, John B. Darwin 
    Land Sale 1855  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 50) sells unknown acreage to B.T.Wheeler 
    Land Sale 1855  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 50) sells unknown acreage to E.A.Crenshaw 
    Will 15 Feb 1855  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 49) is administrator for estate of deceased nephew, Elnathan D. Darwin 
    Census 1860  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    "P B Darwin" (age 54), Grocer, real estate 7000, personal 9000, b. SC 
    Census 1870  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 65), Grocery Merchant 
    Census 1880  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Peyton B. Darwin (age 75), Retired Merchant  
    Died 28 Dec 1883  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Trinity Methodist Church Burial Ground, York, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 3.39

      On 27 Jan. 1825, Peyton Bland Darwin married Mary Wilkinson, who it is noted from the South Carolina census for 1850 was born in Virginia and the census also shows that her husband Peyton was involved in farming with an estate valued at $4,500. Part of the 1850 census has a separate schedule of agricultural productivity which gives details of the farming undertaken and explains how the $4,500 value was assessed in the case of Peyton?s estate.

      As explained in the previous section on Pamela Darwin I was in error in showing four children from Peyton's first marriage, when in actual fact Mary W. Darwin's only children were twin boys who were born 10 Apr. 1827. The birth delivery must have been difficult for Mary, the healthy son she named John Asbury Darwin and the weaker son, who I suspect was called James from the confusing entry of James Asbury Darwin in the Mary Darwin Hope bible, only survived until 27 Oct.1827 and was buried in the Darwin Burial Ground in York County, which is located on the east bank of the Broad River on a high bluff close to the Irene Bridge, where his tombstone simply reads: INFANT SON of P.B. & MARY W. DARWIN Died 27 October 1827.

      Tragically, Mary W. Darwin, who died at the age of 52 on the 13 May 1855, would outlive her remaining son, John, who died just over the age of 18 on 11 May 1845 and there is no indication of the cause of death on his tombstone, which is situated close by to the graves of his mother and twin brother.

      Peyton Bland Darwin had to rebuild his life and within a year he married Jerusha James, who gave him a daughter in 1856, whom they named Mary and four more siblings were to follow her. The S. Carolina census for 1860 shows Peyton's occupation as a Grocer, though with his real estate now valued at $7,000, he was likely a merchant farmer with others farming his land for him.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
      OD
    • Working Notes

      Peyton Bland Darwin appears as a householder in further Census returns (transcription pending):

      1860: Census - South Carolina - York District
      1870: Census - South Carolina - York District
      1880: Census - South Carolina - York District
    Person ID I2643  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2013 

    Father John DARWIN,   b. 19 Mar 1755, Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1837, John Darwin Home (Stooping Pines), York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Jane BLAND,   b. 02 Jan 1762, Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1827, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1783  [15
    Notes 
    • Place unknown for certain, but probably York SC (where John was fighting as a partisan). A number of secondary sources cite Maryland as marriage venue, but primary source for this assertion is unknown.
    Family ID F0101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary WILKERSON,   b. 1803, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1855, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1825  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Children 
     1. John Asbury DARWIN,   b. 10 Apr 1827, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1845  (Age 18 years)
     2. Infant DARWIN,   b. 10 Apr 1827, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1827  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F0094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jerusha JAMES,   b. 09 Oct 1833, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1895, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 04 Mar 1856  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage date recorded in Yorkville Enquirer
    Children 
    +1. Mary Maria DARWIN,   b. 27 Dec 1856, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1940, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. John Albert DARWIN,   b. 24 Jun 1859, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1927, Clarke County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Jane Arabella DARWIN,   b. 15 May 1862, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1863, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Peyton Asbury DARWIN,   b. 30 Jun 1867, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1884, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     5. Harriet Arabella DARWIN,   b. 12 May 1869, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 May 2009 
    Family ID F0090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Apr 1805 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Peyton B. Darwin (age 5) presumed in household of father, John Darwin - 1810 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Peyton B. Darwin (age 15) presumed in household of father, John Darwin - 1820 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1825 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Paton Darwin" (age 25) - 1830 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Peyton B. Darwin (age 31) named beneficiary in his father's Will - 22 Nov 1836 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Peyton B. Darwin" (age 35) - 1840 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Payton B. Darwin" (age 45) - 1850 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Peyton B. Darwin (age 47) named executor of Will of his brother, John B. Darwin - 23 Oct 1852 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Peyton B. Darwin (age 50) sells unknown acreage to B.T.Wheeler - 1855 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Peyton B. Darwin (age 50) sells unknown acreage to E.A.Crenshaw - 1855 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Peyton B. Darwin (age 49) is administrator for estate of deceased nephew, Elnathan D. Darwin - 15 Feb 1855 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Mar 1856 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "P B Darwin" (age 54), Grocer, real estate 7000, personal 9000, b. SC - 1860 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Peyton B. Darwin (age 65), Grocery Merchant - 1870 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Peyton B. Darwin (age 75), Retired Merchant - 1880 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1883 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Methodist Church Burial Ground, York, York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Peyton Bland Darwin
    Peyton Bland Darwin

    PEYTON B. DARWIN

    Born April 18th 1805
    Died December 28th 1883

    For 60 years a member of
    the Methodist Church

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "Peyton B. Darwin b. 4-18-1805 d. 12-28-1883"

    2. [S72] CEN: 1810 SC York.

    3. [S73] CEN: 1820 SC York.

    4. [S96] CEN: 1830 SC York.

    5. [S133] WIL: SC-YO: 1836 Will of John Darwin, York County Will Book G, p. 544, July 1837.
      "I will to my son Payton B.Darwin, two hundred acres of land lying on Broad river."

    6. [S113] CEN: 1840 SC York.

      Household includes 8 slaves

    7. [S259] CEN: 1850 SC York.

      "Payton B. Darwin, 45, M, Farmer, $4,500 real estate, b. York SC"

      Household includes Nancy Wilkerson (presumed sister-in-law), Nancy's presumed infant William, a hired laborer, and 5 slaves.

    8. [S53] WIL: SC-YO: 1852 Will of John Bland Darwin, York County Will Book 3, Case 22/File 935: 23 Oct 1852.

    9. [S215] LOC: SC-YO: 1855 Darwin/Wheeler Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book Q, p. 227 (1855).

      Sale by Peyton Bland Darwin of unknown acreage to B.T.Wheeler. [Probably part of estate of deceased nephew, Elnathan D. Darwin]

    10. [S216] LOC: SC-YO: 1855 Darwin/Crenshaw Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book U, p. 51 (1855).

      Sale by Peyton Bland Darwin of unknown acreage to E.A.Crenshaw [probably part of estate of deceased nephew, Elnathan D. Darwin]

    11. [S187] WIL: SC-YO: 1855 Inventory of Estate of Elnathan D. Darwin, York County SC Will Book, 15 February 1855.
      "SOUTH CAROLINA / YORK DISTRICT: We whose names are hereunto subscribed do certify the above to be a true and perfect inventory and appraisement of all and singular the goods & chattels of E.D.Darwin dec'd which hath been shown by P.B.Darwin A'dmnr of said deceased 15 Feby 1855."

    12. [S271] CEN: 1860 SC York.

    13. [S314] CEN: 1870 SC York.

    14. [S320] CEN: 1880 SC York.

    15. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "John Darwin, b. 3-19-1755, d. 7-13-1837, and Jane Bland, b. 1-2-1762, d. 3-10-1827, m. 3-11-1783"

    16. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page Q.
      "Payton B. Darwin and Mary Wilkerson was Maried January the 27th...... 1825"

    17. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "Peyton Bland Darwin and Mary Wilkinson, first wife, 1-27-1825"