3.13 Jane DARWIN

Female Abt 1773 - 1844  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Jane DARWIN 
    Title 3.13 
    Born Abt 1773  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1790  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Jane Darwin (age 17) presumed in household of father, James Darwin 
    Census 1800  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jane (Darwin) Petty (age 27) presumed in household of husband, Thomas Petty 
    Census 1820  Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jane (Darwin) Petty (age 47) presumed in household of husband, Thomas Petty  
    Died 1844  Benton County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 3.13

      It is evident that the land in Union Co. (now Cherokee Co.) belonging to Thomas Petty's father, James Petty Sr., was bordering the land of James Darwin in York Co., SC, because several in both families intermarried. After Jane Darwin's marriage to Thomas, they remained in South Carolina, where their first five children were born though it is not clear as to whether they resided in York Co. or Union Co. and in 1807 the family departed for Tennessee. On the 11 Jan. 1808, Thomas bought 1051 acres in Hickman Co., TN, on both sides of the Piney River from Robert Weakley and this deed was registered on 23 July 1808.

      It is believed that Jane's brother, James Darwin Jr., joined up with Thomas and Jane around 1812 as a state grant for 40 acres in Hickman Co. was given to him on 2 Aug. 1813 and mentions his "improvements" which meant he had certainly lived on it for a while at least. In 1814 Thomas Petty bought at a sheriff's auction, as highest bidder, this 40 acres, which was condemned to satisfy a judgement against James Darwin Jr. There is no further reference to James Darwin Jr. in Tennessee.

      The Petty Papers note that Thomas Petty's estate amounted to 1200 acres in both Dickson and Hickman Co. in a part of Tennessee where the land was very fertile. The 1820 census for Dickson Co. shows that Thomas had ten slaves, six males and four females, who worked alongside the family in the planting and harvesting the crops. It was also in 1820 that James sold half of his original holding of 1051 acres to Gabriel Petty and two years later followed up this transaction with a further 40 acres to his brother from the James Darwin, Jr., tract (see section 3.15 Sarah Darwin).

      A year later in 1823, he sold another 100 acres of his original holding to his son James D. Petty. Finally, he sold the last of his land in Dickson Co. to his son James D. Petty by the beginning of April 1834 in preparation for a move westward to Benton Co., TN, in 1835 at which time he was 70 years old.

      The travel party consisted of himself, his wife Jane and youngest daughter Keziah along with the families of his sons John and Robert Cowan Petty. He lived the remainder of his life at his new home in Benton Co. and died in 1841 at the age of 76.

      In his will he named his sons James D. Petty, Ambrose R. Petty, George V. Petty, John M. Petty, and Robert C. Petty; and also his two daughters Polly D. Wright, and Keziah A. Whitehorn. Sons John M. Petty and Robert C. Petty were appointed executors of the estate.

      After the sale of the estate on 24 Aug. 1841, several claims for debts were made against Thomas' estate. These resulted in an order of the court to sell in public auction the slaves of the estate, consisting of a negro woman named Crecy, age 27, a girl named Susan, age 10, a girl named Harriet, age 6, a girl named Caroline, age 3, and a boy named George, age 2. When the sale occurred, Robert Cowan Petty purchased all five so that they could remain with the estate and help care for his widowed mother Jane, who would live another three years until 1844.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
      The Petty Papers / Petty Website
    • Working Notes

      Links to sources on land deeds available on page for Thomas Petty
    Person ID I2710  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 12 May 2010 

    Father James DARWIN,   b. 19 Jun 1744, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1825, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary COWAN,   b. 14 Sep 1746,   d. Abt 1818, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1766 
    • probably York, SC
    Family ID F0102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas PETTY,   b. 31 Mar 1765, Halifax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Benton County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1789  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Daniel PETTY, Jr.,   b. Abt 1790, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +2. James Darwin PETTY,   b. Abt 1797, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1857, Navarro County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. Ambrose R. PETTY,   b. Abt 1800, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. George Valentine PETTY,   b. 14 Feb 1803, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1886, Navarro County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. John M. PETTY,   b. 1805, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Upshur County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Mary D. PETTY,   b. 24 Feb 1808, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1848, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. Bartholomew PETTY,   b. Abt 1810, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Robert Cowan PETTY,   b. 20 Nov 1812, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1856, Grand River, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +9. Keziah Albine PETTY,   b. Aug 1815, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1879, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2009 
    Family ID F1139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1773 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1789 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jane Darwin (age 17) presumed in household of father, James Darwin - 1790 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jane (Darwin) Petty (age 27) presumed in household of husband, Thomas Petty - 1800 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jane (Darwin) Petty (age 47) presumed in household of husband, Thomas Petty - 1820 - Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1844 - Benton County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S37] CEN: 1790 SC York.

    2. [S38] CEN: 1800 SC York.

    3. [S289] CEN: 1820 TN Hickman.