4.035 Andrew Mitchell DARWIN

4.035 Andrew Mitchell DARWIN

Male 1820 - 1890  (69 years)

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  • Name Andrew Mitchell DARWIN 
    Title 4.035 
    Born 16 Dec 1820  Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Letters/Memoirs 28 Feb 1849  Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Andrew M. Darwin (age 29) writes letter to cousin George C. Darwin, Jr. 
    Census 1850  Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Andrew M. Darwin (age 29) in household of his nephew, Thomas C. Darwin. 
    Census 1860  Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "Andrew Darwin" (age 39), Stock Raiser, $2,000 real estate, $30,000 personal, b. TN 
    Census 1870  Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Andrew M. Darwin, 49, Stock Raiser 
    Census 1880  Sonoma County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Andrew M. Darwin (age 60), Stock Raiser  
    Died 28 Mar 1890  Sonoma County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot 70
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.35

      In 1850, Andrew Mitchell Darwin is listed on the Tennessee census, aged 29, living in the household of Thomas C. Darwin in Rhea County, TN, where he would have been helping Thomas run the farm. Shortly thereafter, Andrew headed out to Fresno, California, during the Gold Rush with prospects of a more lucrative life.

      I do not know if he struck it rich but in 1880, he appears on the California census at Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, as a stock raiser and farmer so I reckon that he found enough gold to set himself up successfully in farming. Andrew and Martha had one natural daughter, Addie Cole Darwin, who I believe died young and then they fostered Georgia A. Cannon, who is shown aged 4 in 1880. Later Georgia was fully adopted and took the Darwin name and subsequently the family inheritance.
    • References:

      Ann Darwin
      Leslie S. Hill

    • Sources pending:

      Census Returns

      1850: Census - Tennessee - Rhea County in household of Thomas C. Darwin
      1860: Census - California - Fresno County
      1870: Census - California - Fresno County
      1880: Census - California - Sonoma County

      Notes

      Obituary notice appeared in the 5 April 1890 of the Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg - Weekly Publication):

      Santa Rosa, March 28, 1890, A.M. DARWIN, native of Tennessee, aged 69y 3m 12d.

      24 April 1890 issue of the same publication noted that Martha J. Darwin was appointed administrator of his estate

    Person ID I3704  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2015 

    Father William Washington DARWIN,   b. 12 Aug 1769, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth GAINES,   b. Abt 1780, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1850  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1820 
    • ? in Tennessee
    Family ID F1174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Jane PATTERSON,   b. 1839, Newton County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1907, Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1867  CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Addie Cole DARWIN,   b. 29 Jul 1872,   d. Before 1880  (Age 7 years)
     2. Georgia A. Cannon DARWIN,   b. Abt 1876, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 May 2009 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1820 - Jackson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetters/Memoirs - Andrew M. Darwin (age 29) writes letter to cousin George C. Darwin, Jr. - 28 Feb 1849 - Rhea County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Andrew M. Darwin (age 29) in household of his nephew, Thomas C. Darwin. - 1850 - Rhea County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Andrew Darwin" (age 39), Stock Raiser, $2,000 real estate, $30,000 personal, b. TN - 1860 - Fresno County, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1867 - CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Andrew M. Darwin, 49, Stock Raiser - 1870 - Fresno County, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Andrew M. Darwin (age 60), Stock Raiser - 1880 - Sonoma County, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1890 - Sonoma County, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Andrew M. Darwin (1820-1890)
    Andrew M. Darwin (1820-1890)
    Born in Jackson County TN, Andrew M. Darwin sought his fortune as a '49er in California -- and found it!

  • Sources 
    1. [S267] FAM: TN-JA: 1849 Letter of Andrew M. Darwin to George C. Darwin, Jr..

    2. [S262] CEN: 1850 TN Rhea.

    3. [S275] CEN: 1860 CA Fresno.

    4. [S301] CEN: 1870 CA Fresno.

    5. [S322] CEN: 1880 CA Sonoma.