3.34 Jane DARWIN

Female 1794 - 1856  (62 years)


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  • Name Jane DARWIN 
    Title 3.34 
    Born 25 Jan 1794  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1800  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jane Darwin (age 6) presumed in household of father, John Darwin 
    Census 1810  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jane Darwin (age 16) presumed in household of father, John Darwin 
    Census 1820  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Jane (Darwin) Smarr (age 26) presumed in household of husband, John Smarr  
    Will 22 Nov 1836  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Jane (Darwin) Smarr (age 42) named beneficiary in father's Will 
    Died 05 Jun 1856  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bullock Creek, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Jane Darwin Smarr, Jan. 25, 1797-June 5, 1856"
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 3.34

      Once again the Mary Darwin Hope bible record causes some confusion and in this case on the marriage date of Jane Darwin to John Smarr by giving the date 27 Jan. 1825. I really wonder if some of the dates in this bible record were well intentioned but written down from memory incorrectly. I also have reference to the alternative marriage date 9 Nov. 1815 as shown above which would mean that Jane Darwin chose a man twice her age when she married John Smarr, who was a 47-year-old widower. John already had eight children from his first marriage to Elizabeth Reid, who had died in April of the previous year. Their home was in S. Carolina on the Smarr Plantation called "Redhill", located in that part of Union County that would be incorporated into Cherokee County.

      Jane would live to the age of 62 when she finally succumbed to typhoid pneumonia while being cared for at the residence of her brother-in-law, William Berry, who was then married to her daughter Louisa.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
      OD
    Person ID I2701  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2010 

    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 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1783  [7
    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 John SMARR,   b. 20 Nov 1768, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1842, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 09 Nov 1815  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • Buried at Bullock's Creek Cemetery, with Smarr family
    Children 
    +1. Louisa D. SMARR,   b. 27 Aug 1816, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1865, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +2. John Darwin SMARR,   b. 27 Jan 1818, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1894, Bullock Creek, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Jane Margaret SMARR,   b. 27 Apr 1820, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1820, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Nancy M. SMARR,   b. 17 Jan 1822, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1822, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. William Peyton SMARR,   b. 18 Apr 1824, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1872  (Age 47 years)
     6. Narcissa Emily SMARR,   b. 3 Jul 1826, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1848  (Age 21 years)
    +7. Joseph Gist SMARR,   b. 21 Oct 1829, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1885, Blainsville, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +8. James Madison SMARR,   b. 06 Sep 1831, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1877, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +9. Frances C. SMARR,   b. 04 May 1836, Cherokee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1857, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F0112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1794 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jane Darwin (age 6) presumed in household of father, John Darwin - 1800 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jane Darwin (age 16) presumed in household of father, John Darwin - 1810 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 09 Nov 1815 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jane (Darwin) Smarr (age 26) presumed in household of husband, John Smarr - 1820 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Jane (Darwin) Smarr (age 42) named beneficiary in father's Will - 22 Nov 1836 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Jun 1856 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bullock Creek, York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    3.34 Jane (Darwin) Smarr - headstone
    3.34 Jane (Darwin) Smarr - headstone
    IN MEMORY
    of
    JANE DARWIN SMARR
    Consort of
    JOHN SMARR SEN.
    Who was born
    on the 25th January 1794,
    and departed this life
    on the 5th June 1856,
    Aged 62 years 4 months
    and 10 days.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "Jane Darwin b. 1-25-1794 d. 2-5-1857"

    2. [S38] CEN: 1800 SC York.

    3. [S72] CEN: 1810 SC York.

    4. [S284] CEN: 1820 SC Union.

    5. [S133] WIL: SC-YO: 1836 Will of John Darwin, York County Will Book G, p. 544, July 1837.

    6. [S86] JRN: SC-YK: 1856 The Yorkville Enquirer (12 June).

      "Died of typhoid pneumonia, on the morning of the 5th instant, at the residence of Mr. William Berry, in this district, Mrs. Jane Smarr, in the 63rd year of her age. The invasion of death in the walks of retired life seldom exhibit more strikingly than in the present instance the sublime phenomenon of profound sorrow, blended with the solace of joy. The extent of our loss is the measure of the one, the lustre of her gain is the boundry of the other. Mrs. Smarr became a member of the Presbyterian church.... Her beneficences to the poor, her ministrations at the bed of the afflicted proceding at all times to lend assistance to those around her who needed it have embalmed her memory in the affections of the society in which she lived. Her fervent and constant piety endeared her in the Church of which she was a member and natured an example worthy of imitation of all who profess to be followers of Christ. Her last illness was a season of severe suffering and although protracted through a period of between three and four weeks, was characterized by a patient endurance of pain and composed submission to the will of God, illustrating in a very high degree the omnipotence of Divine grace to sustain the Believer in the hour of deep affliction, and to raise the soul to a condition of tranquillity and peace, beyond the power of bodily pain to destroy. While from day to day declining yielded the ground to the approach of death she was privileged to enjoy a communion with God so intimate and sweet that she frequently expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ. The visions of her faith ever so bright and glorious as she looked within the vales "Wither Jesus the forerunner host for us to enter," that the morning light of the heavenly Sabbath seemed already to dawn upon the soul, and inspire her bosom with a joy unspeakable. In the increasing brightness of the day that was rising upon her, her spirit took its departure for the city of the Great King, the Heavenly Jerusalem, whose builder and maker is God."

      William Berry was the widower of Jane's sister Matilda (Darwin) Berry; his son, Andrew Jackson Berry, was either a medical student or newly-qualifed physician at this time.

    7. [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"

    8. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page Q.
      "John Smarr and Jane Darwin Was Maried" (no date given)

    9. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "John Smarr and Jane Darwin, 1-27-1825"