4.083 George C. DARWIN

Male 1821 - Bef 1870  (49 years)


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  • Name George C. DARWIN 
    Title 4.083 
    Born 1821  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    George C. Darwin (age 9) presumed in household of father, John M. Darwin 
    Census 1840  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    George C. Darwin (age 19) presumed in household of father, John M. Darwin  
    Census 1850  Phillips County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "Geo C. Darwin" (age 29), Saddler  
    Died Bef 1870  AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of death not certain
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.83

      I found several Darwin families on the census records living in Pulaski County, Arkansas, but I was only readily able to relate one of these families to John M. Darwin in Jackson Co., AL, and that was his son Benjamin M. Darwin 4.85 who is listed on the 1860 AR census (Pulaski Co.):

      Benjamin M Darwin 31 m farmer Ala
      Minerva Darwin 45 f Kentucky
      Polly Powers 16 f orphan Mo.


      Twenty years later, the 1880 census for Pulaski County, AR, shows Albert F. Darwin 30 Arks (i.e. born 1850 in Arkansas) together with his wife, Laura, aged 16, and their first child, Arthur, who was then six months old.

      I was unable to locate Albert's parents in Arkansas and if Benjamin Darwin above were his father, then Albert should have been listed as a ten year old on the 1860 AR census shown but it would seem that Benjamin Darwin had taken a wife, 14 years his senior, resulting in a childless union which might possibly explain the reason for the orphan, Polly Powers, living in their household.

      I note that Albert F. Darwin transposes his name to Fleetwood A. Darwin on the 1900 TX census in Corsicana (Navarro Co.), with his wife, Laura, son Arthur, age 20, and a second son Henry, age 18, and this census also indicates that his father was born in Mississippi and mother in Kentucky which sort of leaves his parents undetermined though is it possible that Mississippi was mistaken for Alabama, which in March 1817 was newly formed out of Mississippi territory?

      Returning to Pulaski Co., AR, the 1900 census reveals another Darwin family in the name of George Darwin, age 39, who has a wife, Sarah, age 33, and two young daughters, all born in Arkansas. Likewise, George gives on the census that both his parents were born in Arkansas, though my search of the Arkansas census records failed to divulge their identities. I extended my search for the potential parents to families named Darvin and Derwin and found only one possibility for George Darwin and Fleetwood A. Darwin (who have to be from the Virginia Darwins) and that was a George C. Derwin listed on the 1850 census in Phillips Co., AR:

      Geo C. Derwin 29 m Ala
      Missouri Derwin 26 f Arks
      Sarah Boyd 16 f Arks
      Jim Boyd 14 m Arks


      When I found Geo C. Derwin of Alabama, I felt sure that I had located one of John M. Darwin's missing children and who probably had been named after George Cowan Darwin, the brother of John M. Darwin, though once again the 1850 AR census indicates no children to the marriage unless they had only just married and were expecting their first child later in 1850? If this was Fleetwood A. Darwin, there is a problem that cannot be overlooked in that the 1900 TX census states that Fleetwood was born in Jan. 1850 and unless the census is in error (which it might be), we can only provisionally attach Fleetwood to the family of George and Missouri. I am more happy that George Darwin is the son of George C. Derwin despite blandly stating that both parents were born in Arkansas on the 1900 census and I have located his marriage record (IGI) dated 16 Nov. 1885, Pulaski Co., AR, where he is shown as Geo E. Darwin and his wife's name as Sarah Mounce.

      I have subsequently found George C. Darwin on the 1860 AR census in Phillips County, where his wife is listed as Elizabeth Derwin, age 25, which should either read 35 or else she was only aged 16 on the previous 1850 census and not 26 as shown. In 1860, their first three children are listed as Fleetwood, age 8, John, age 5, and James, age 3. This would indicate that their son Fleetwood was in fact born Jan. 1852 and not Jan. 1850 as shown on the 1900 TX census.

      Census: 8 Aug. 1860 AR (Phillips Co.) P.O. Helena P.129
      # 908, 888 George Derwin, 42, M, Sadler, b. Tenn
      Elizabeth Derwin, 25, F, b. Kentucky
      Fleetwood Derwin, 8, M, b. AR
      John Derwin, 5, M, b. AR
      James Derwin, 3, M, b. AR
      Mary Prestly, 20, F, b. Ala
      Nancy Prestly, 2, F, Ala


      I showed on Revision G that George and Missouri Darwin had a fifth child, William Percy Darwin, because I stated that I was unable to fit this son into any other Darwin family. Fortunately, I now find that this is an error on my part and William Percy Darwin turns out to be the eldest son of 5.122 Samuel Fennel Darwin and is actually listed as Percy Darwin on both the 1860 & 1870 census for Morgan Co., AL, and by 1880, Percy Darwin was living in Grayson Co., TX, in the household of Francis M. Williams and his wife, Mary Frances, who is Samuel Fennel Darwin's sister.

      Census: 2 June 1880 TX (Grayson Co.)
      # 27, 27 Williams, Francis W., 40, Farming, b.SC
      Mary F., 42, Wife, b. Ala
      Olive C., 10, Dau, b. Ala
      Maggie L., 7, Dau, b. Ala
      Bouldin, Celia, 75, MIL, b. NC
      Darwin, Ella, 19, Niece, b. Ala
      Darwin, Percy, 20, Nephew, b. Ala
      Pickett, William, 22, Hand, b. Ala
      Simpson, Claud, 21, Hand, b. Ala

    • References:

      Percy J. Darwin
      IGI Vital Records

    • Source pending:

      1850: Census - Arkansas - Phillips County

    Person ID I3764  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 

    Father John M. DARWIN,   b. 1781, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Sally BLACKBURN,   b. 1790, Jefferson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1850, Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1808 
    Family ID F1073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Missouri Elizabeth BOYD,   b. 1824, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1870, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1847  Phillips County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Albert Fleetwood DARWIN,   b. Jan 1852, Phillips County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1920, Curry County, NM Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. John DARWIN,   b. 1855
     3. James DARWIN,   b. 1857
    +4. George Edward DARWIN,   b. Dec 1860, Phillips County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, Pulaski County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F1241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1821 - Jackson County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - George C. Darwin (age 9) presumed in household of father, John M. Darwin - 1830 - Jackson County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - George C. Darwin (age 19) presumed in household of father, John M. Darwin - 1840 - Jackson County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1847 - Phillips County, AR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Geo C. Darwin" (age 29), Saddler - 1850 - Phillips County, AR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1870 - AR Link to Google Earth
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  • Census (USA)
    CEN: 1850 AR - Phillips
    CEN: 1850 AR - Phillips
    Seventh Federal Census:
    George C. Darwin

  • Sources 
    1. [S92] CEN: 1830 AL Jackson.

    2. [S111] CEN: 1840 AL Jackson.

    3. [S123] CEN: 1850 AR Phillips.