4.173 Amanda E. DARWIN

Female 1834 - Abt 1869  (35 years)


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  • Name Amanda E. DARWIN 
    Title 4.173 
    Born 1834  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1840  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Amanda E. Darwin (age 6) presumed in household of father, John B. Darwin  
    Census 1850  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Amanda E. Darwin (age 16) in household of father, John B. Darwin  
    Court & Legal Jan 1856  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Amanda E. Darwin (age 21) named as 'heir in law' to estate of deceased brother, Elnathan D. Darwin  
    Census 1860  Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Amanda (Darwin) Wofford (age 24) in household of husband, Benjamin H. Wofford. 
    Died Abt 1869  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.173

      The 1850 SC census for York County shows the family of John B. Darwin and his wife Gilly, where their daughter, Amanda, is listed age 16.

      About 1855, Amanda Darwin married Benjamin H. Wofford and they settled in Spartanburg County as shown on the 1860 SC census, by which time they had a family of three daughters. Also living in their household was Ira Wofford, age 32, who I assume was Benjamin's older brother and both are listed as farmers.

      However, by 1870 Amanda and the three girls have vanished from the census records and I believe that this is yet another case of virulent disease causing havoc among the children of John Bland Darwin, although I don't actually have the details of their death records.

      In 1870, I have identified Benjamin Wofford, now married to a Sally, along with an eight year old son, Longstreet Wofford, who I believe is Amanda's son. The Ira Wofford noted above was living in the next household so I am satisfied that we are looking at the correct families. The family names on York County Probate Records have been listed by Barbara R. Langdon, where she references Amanda Darwin and Benjamin Wofford on a probate record in 1869, which may infer that Amanda died that year as she fails to show up on the 1870 census.
    • References:

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      Barbara R. Langdon, York County Marriages 1770-1869 Implied in York Co, SC Probate Records

    • Sources pending:

      1860: Census - South Carolina - Spartanburg District
      1870: Census - South Carolina - Spartanburg District - Benjamin Wofford remarried.

    Person ID I2732  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2012 

    Father John Bland DARWIN,   b. 12 Dec 1791, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1854, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Gilly SANDLIN,   b. 15 Feb 1801, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1870, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1819  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F0111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Hoppaugh WOFFORD,   b. 25 Oct 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1898, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1855  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage dated by R.R.Darwin petition to sell Elnathan's land.
    Children 
     1. Lenora WOFFORD,   b. 1857, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Juliellen WOFFORD,   b. 1859, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary WOFFORD,   b. 1860, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Longstreet WOFFORD,   b. 1862, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 May 2009 
    Family ID F0126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1834 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Amanda E. Darwin (age 6) presumed in household of father, John B. Darwin - 1840 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Amanda E. Darwin (age 16) in household of father, John B. Darwin - 1850 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1855 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - Amanda E. Darwin (age 21) named as 'heir in law' to estate of deceased brother, Elnathan D. Darwin - Jan 1856 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Amanda (Darwin) Wofford (age 24) in household of husband, Benjamin H. Wofford. - 1860 - Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1869 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S113] CEN: 1840 SC York.

    2. [S259] CEN: 1850 SC York.

      "Amanda Darwin, 16, F, b. York SC"

    3. [S109] LOC: SC-UN: 1856 Petition for Sale of Real Estate of Elnathan Darwin, Deceased, Union County Court of Ordinary (reference pending).

    4. [S278] CEN: 1860 SC Spartanburg.

    5. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page M.
      "John Darwin Jnr and Gilley Sandlin Was Maried Nov 15th 1819"

    6. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "John Darwin and Gilly Sandlin, 11-15-1819"