5.091 Susannah H. DARWIN

Female 1822 - 1866  (44 years)


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  • Name Susannah H. DARWIN 
    Title 5.091 
    Born 26 Mar 1822  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1830  Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Susannah H. Darwin (age 8) presumed in household of father, James Adams Darwin  
    Died 30 Jul 1866  Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 5.91

      Evidence of the John McCarver legal case concerning the "Cart Incident" would suggest that James A. Darwin was still living in Jackson Co., TN, at the end of November 1822 and that would mean that his daughter Susannah H. Darwin, born 26 March 1822, was the last child to be born in Jackson County before the family moved to Rhea Co., TN.

      James P. Collins' father, Henry Pleasant Collins, was born 6 Feb. 1783 in Shenandoah Co., VA and had moved to Jefferson Co., TN, about 1797. He married Rebecca Pierce 3 March 1807 in Greene Co., TN, and they settled in Sevier Co., TN, where their first three children were born including James and his brother, Henry C. Collins. The father, Henry, moved from Sevier Co., TN, to Rhea County in 1813 and bought 456 acres of land in the south of the county and apart from farming developed a tan yard and a distillery.

      When James married Susannah Darwin, 13 Jan. 1842, he bought 200 acres of land in Rhea County from his father. He also worked in the family's tan yard business which he later bought and ran for 15 years. After the Civil War, James went into politics in Rhea County, where he served as Clerk of the Chancery Court and was later a Justice of the Peace.

      All the children were born in Rhea County and the last child, Anna, died at the age of five just three days before her mother, Susannah, who died 30 July 1866.
    • From Goodspeed's History of Rhea County TN (1887):

      James P. Collins (husband of Susannah Darwin)

      James P. Collins, an enterprising farmer of the Fifth Civil District of Rhea County, Tenn., was born in Sevier County, the same State, January 6, 1811, a son of Henry and Rebecca (Pierce) Collins. John Collins, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a native Virginian, and died in Jefferson County, East. Tenn., when Henry, the father of our subject, was about fourteen years of age. Henry Collins was born in Shenandoah County, Va., in 1783, and died at the residence of his son, our subject, in 1848. In 1797 the Collins family moved to Jefferson County, Tenn. Henry moved to Sevier County, Tenn., and from there to Rhea County, in 1813, and was among the first settlers of the latter county. He was in the war of 1812, was a sergeant three months, and then came back home and took a team and wagon, and was afterward with Gen. Jackson's army; he was in several battles and numerous skirmishes. He was a Jackson Democrat and a Clay Whig. The mother of our subject was born near Greeneville College, Greene Co., Tenn., in 1783, and died in DeKalb County, Ala., in 1847, while her husband was making that his home. They had ten children, our subject being the only one living. His advantages for an education were poor, but, by improving his time and opportunity, is considered a well-informed man. He lived with his parents until January 13, 1842, when he married Miss Susan H. Darwin, a native of either Jackson or Rhea County, born March 26, 1822, and died July 30, 1866. She was the daughter of James A., and Bethia Darwin, and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. There were seven children left to mourn her loss: James D., Henry C., William G., Alfred S., Elizabeth B., Millard F., and Thomas C.; all now living. Ann E. died just two days before the death of her mother, and was about four years old at the time. Our subject at the time of his marriage purchased 200 acres of land, and a tanyard of his father; he has since improved and purchased, but has quit the tannery business, after working at it for fifteen years. Just after the war he was appointed by the chancery court to serve as clerk and master of Rhea County, has held the office for six years, adn since that time has been justice of the peace. In 1836 he was in the Cherokee service, and assisted in removing the Indians from the Hiwasse and Ocoee Purchases. He is a mason and a Republican.

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    • References:

      Ann Darwin
      Penelope Johnson Allen, Leaves from the Family Tree, Chattanooga Times (1933)
    Person ID I3293  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2012 

    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 James Pierce COLLINS,   b. 06 Jan 1811, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1892, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1842  Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Darwin COLLINS,   b. 30 Oct 1843, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1918, Fresno County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Henry Clay COLLINS,   b. 03 Jan 1846, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1920, Spring City, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. William G. COLLINS,   b. 20 Mar 1848, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1922, Fresno County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Elizabeth B. COLLINS,   b. 07 Sep 1850, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1930  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Alfred S. COLLINS,   b. 26 Jan 1853, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1925, Fresno County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Millard Filmore COLLINS,   b. 02 Jan 1856, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1890  (Age 34 years)
    +7. Thomas C. COLLINS,   b. 02 Sep 1858, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1918, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. Anne E. COLLINS,   b. 29 Apr 1861, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1866  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F0098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1822 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Susannah H. Darwin (age 8) presumed in household of father, James Adams Darwin - 1830 - Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1842 - Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1866 - Rhea County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S286] CEN: 1830 TN Rhea County.

    2. [S91] JRN: TN-RH: 1887 Goodspeed's History of Rhea County TN .