4.151 Elizabeth DARWIN

Female 1823 - Aft 1880  (57 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth DARWIN 
    Title 4.151 
    Born 12 Mar 1823  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1830  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Elizabeth Darwin (age 7) presumed in household of father, William Darwin  
    Census 1840  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Elizabeth Darwin (age 17) presumed in household of father, William Darwin  
    Census 1850  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elizabeth (Darwin) Hockersmith (age 26) in household of husband, George Hockersmith  
    Census 1870  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elizabeth (Darwin) Hockersmith (age 46) in household of husband, George Hockersmith  
    Census 1880  Cooke County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Elizabeth (Darwin) Hockersmith (age 55) in household of husband, George Hockersmith  
    Died After 1880  TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.151

      When Elizabeth Darwin, at the age of 24, married George Hockersmith, 30 Dec. 1847, he was almost forty years old and a widower with a family of six children.

      I note that in another publication, suggestion has been made that the youngest child, George Hockersmith Jr., born 1847, may possibly be Elizabeth's child but this is not correct as the Darwin Record states that Elizabeth had no children. For some reason, George Jr. is not listed with the family on the 1850 TN census and the likelihood is that George Hockersmith's first wife died giving birth to her last child, George, who was then taken into care by relatives on the wife's side of the family.

      George Hockersmith and Elizabeth are listed with all six children on the 1870 TN census and her husband George was a farmer in the neighbourhood of Decherd.

      By 1880, the family had moved to Cooke County, Texas, where George is now shown to be a merchant and among the family is listed a granddaughter, Florence Darwin, aged 5. It is my belief that young Florence is actually the daughter of Jennie Darwin, a niece to Elizabeth from the family of Robert Darwin (see next Section 4.147), so strictly speaking Florence was not a granddaughter.
    • References:

      Emma Lu Darwin (Darwin Record)
      Sewella D. Russell

    • Sources pending:

      1880: Census - Texas - Cooke County

    Person ID I2858  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2013 

    Father William DARWIN,   b. 08 Nov 1786, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1862, Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth POWELL,   b. 14 Oct 1791, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1871, Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1808  SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F0107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George HOCKERSMITH,   b. 1808, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1880, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1847  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 May 2009 
    Family ID F0522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1823 - Franklin County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth Darwin (age 7) presumed in household of father, William Darwin - 1830 - Franklin County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth Darwin (age 17) presumed in household of father, William Darwin - 1840 - Franklin County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1847 - Franklin County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth (Darwin) Hockersmith (age 26) in household of husband, George Hockersmith - 1850 - Franklin County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth (Darwin) Hockersmith (age 46) in household of husband, George Hockersmith - 1870 - Franklin County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elizabeth (Darwin) Hockersmith (age 55) in household of husband, George Hockersmith - 1880 - Cooke County, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - After 1880 - TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S104] CEN: 1830 TN Franklin.

    2. [S114] CEN: 1840 TN Franklin.

    3. [S260] CEN: 1850 TN Franklin.

    4. [S332] CEN: 1870 TN Franklin.

    5. [S333] CEN: 1880 TX Cooke.

    6. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page M.
      "William Darwin and Elizabeth Powell was Maried" (no date given)


    7. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "William Darwin and Elizabeth Powell, 1-17-1819"
      Christopher B. Darwin notes: date is miscopied (from marriage of William Berry and Matilda Darwin)