5.088 Thomas Clements DARWIN

Male 1817 - 1899  (82 years)


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  • Name Thomas Clements DARWIN 
    Title 5.088 
    Born 29 Jan 1817  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Thomas C. Darwin (age 13) presumed in household of father, James Adams Darwin  
    Census 1850  Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Thomas C. Darwin" (age 33), Farmer, $2000 
    Died 29 Jul 1899  Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pierce Cemetery, Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Indian Wars Pension application. Cherokee War of 1836-37
      Enlisted 7 July 1836, discharged about 26 March 1837
    • Commentary: DWD 5.88

      On the 14 September 1892, Thomas C. Darwin, who was then a widower, applied for a War Pension, which was in respect to his service during the Cherokee Indian War of 1836 - 37, where he enlisted 7 July 1836 at Washington, TN, as a private in Capt. Thomas J. Gillespie's Company of the Tenn. Regt. of Mounted Riflemen commanded by Joseph Byrd. Thomas served the duration of the war and was honourably discharged on 26 March 1837. His enlistment papers stated that at the age of 19, he was 5 feet 10 inches in height, with blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion and by occupation a farmer. His application was successful and he was awarded a pension of $8.00 per month up to his death in 1899.

      On 28 July 1842, Thomas married Eliza Collins in Evensville and the family is listed on the 1850 & 1860 TN census (P.O. Washington), where he farmed in the vicinity between Washington and Evensville not far from his father's home.

      By 1870, the Tennessee census indicates that the family had moved to a farm in the neighbourhood of Sulphur Springs, which was renamed Rhea Springs on the Piney River in 1878 (today this area is under water due to the construction of the Watts Bar Dam on the Tennessee River). At one period Thomas C. Darwin served as trustee for Rhea County.
    • References:

      War Pension & Collins Family Records via Tim Grana
      Thomas J. Campbell, Records of Rhea (1940)
      Penelope Johnson Allen, Leaves from the Family Tree, Chattanooga Times (1933)
      Ann Darwin
    Person ID I3285  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2013 

    Father James Adams DARWIN,   b. 12 Aug 1796, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1872, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Bethiah White CLEMENTS,   b. 03 Feb 1798, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1873, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 04 Apr 1816  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza M. COLLINS,   b. 05 Jan 1821, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1882, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1842  Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Orpha Jane DARWIN,   b. 22 Oct 1843, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1878, Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Mary B. DARWIN,   b. 30 Jan 1845, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867  (Age 21 years)
    +3. Rebecca E. DARWIN,   b. 17 Jan 1847, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1939, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. Vesta Ann DARWIN,   b. 26 Feb 1849, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1936, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Mahala Tennessee DARWIN,   b. 09 Feb 1851, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1938, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. James Lafayette DARWIN,   b. 10 Feb 1853, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1928, Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +7. Henry Clay DARWIN,   b. 21 Mar 1855, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1932, Spring City, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +8. Alfred C. DARWIN,   b. 19 Feb 1858, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1918, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +9. Ada DARWIN,   b. 18 May 1861, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1940, Spring City, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +10. Ida DARWIN,   b. 18 May 1861, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1916, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F0286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jan 1817 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Thomas C. Darwin (age 13) presumed in household of father, James Adams Darwin - 1830 - Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jul 1842 - Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Thomas C. Darwin" (age 33), Farmer, $2000 - 1850 - Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jul 1899 - Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pierce Cemetery, Evensville, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S286] CEN: 1830 TN Rhea County.

    2. [S262] CEN: 1850 TN Rhea.