4.202 James Thomas Darwin SUMMERFORD

Male 1833 - 1900  (67 years)


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  • Name James Thomas Darwin SUMMERFORD 
    Title 4.202 
    Born 13 Apr 1833  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Slave Transaction 22 Nov 1836  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Elvira" bequeathed to James T. Summerford (age 3) in grandfather's Will 
    Will 22 Nov 1836  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    James Summerford (age 3) named beneficiary in grandfather's Will 
    Census 1840  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    James T. Summerford (age 7) presumed in household of father, Isaac Summerford  
    Census 1850  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    James T. Summerford (age 17) in household of father, Isaac Summerford 
    Census 1860  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    James T. Summerford (age 27) in household of father, Isaac Summerford  
    Civil War: CSA Enlistment 09 Dec 1861  Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SC: 17th South Carolina Volunteers; Pvt. (Co. K) 
    Military Service 25 Mar 1865  Petersburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Summerford (age 31) captured at Petersburg 
    Census 1880  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    James T. Summerford (age 47), Farmer  
    Died 04 May 1900  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sharon, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.201

      I only have reference to the family of James Thomas Summerford from Gayle Blankenship's publication.
    • References:

      VFL
    • Sources pending:

      Military records (below) give a brief physical description, as follows:

      Complexion dark
      Hair dark
      Eyes blue
      Height 5 ft 8 in

      Military

      CSA: Enlisted as a Private in Company K, 17th SCV, on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton, Columbia, South Carolina.

      1 May 1862: appointed 2nd Lieutenant
      Medical Director's Register - Winder Hospital, Richmond, Virginia (28 October 1862): returned to duty
      Muster Roll (November/December 1862): present
      Muster Roll (January/February 1863): absent - furloughed 22 February for 14 days
      Muster Roll (September/October 1863: present
      Muster Roll (November/December 1863): present
      Muster Roll (January/February 1864): present
      Muster Roll (March/April 1864): present
      Roster: 9 April 1864 - Green Pond, South Carolina: present
      Special Requistions (23 July 1864): requisition for two tents and clothing for soldiers, signed by 2nd Lt. James T. Summerford, commanding.
      Muster Roll (dated 31 August 1864): present
      Muster Roll (September/October 1864): present
      Muster Roll (November/December 1864): absent - furloughed 15 December 1864 for 21 days
      Register of PoW's: 25 March 1865, list of prisoners received by the Army of the Potomac (Petersburg; probably battle of Fort Stedman)
      Register of PoW's: 27 March 1865: received at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC
      Register of PoW's: received at Fort Delaware (Delaware) from Old Capitol Prison on 31 May 1865
      Oath of Allegiance to United States: signed by James T. Summerford, who was released on 17 June 1865
      Old Capitol Prison
    Person ID I3868  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2013 

    Father Isaac SUMMERFORD,   b. Abt 1796,   d. After 1860, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Pamela DARWIN,   b. 14 Aug 1803, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1880, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F0114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Packard MCCARTER,   b. 1855, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1940, Clover, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1880  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maggie P. SUMMERFORD,   b. Jan 1881, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Walter SUMMERFORD,   b. Sep 1882, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cary Belle SUMMERFORD,   b. Jul 1885, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William C. SUMMERFORD,   b. Jan 1888, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Robert B. SUMMERFORD,   b. Jul 1890, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Darwin SUMMERFORD,   b. 22 Sep 1893, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Martha A. SUMMERFORD,   b. Mar 1896, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F1292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1833 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSlave Transaction - "Elvira" bequeathed to James T. Summerford (age 3) in grandfather's Will - 22 Nov 1836 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - James Summerford (age 3) named beneficiary in grandfather's Will - 22 Nov 1836 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James T. Summerford (age 7) presumed in household of father, Isaac Summerford - 1840 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James T. Summerford (age 17) in household of father, Isaac Summerford - 1850 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James T. Summerford (age 27) in household of father, Isaac Summerford - 1860 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil War: CSA Enlistment - SC: 17th South Carolina Volunteers; Pvt. (Co. K) - 09 Dec 1861 - Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - James Summerford (age 31) captured at Petersburg - 25 Mar 1865 - Petersburg, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James T. Summerford (age 47), Farmer - 1880 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1880 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 May 1900 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sharon, York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page 1.
      "4. James Darwin born April 13th 1833"

    2. [S133] WIL: SC-YO: 1836 Will of John Darwin, York County Will Book G, p. 544, July 1837.
      "to my grandson James, my Negro girl Elvira"

    3. [S133] WIL: SC-YO: 1836 Will of John Darwin, York County Will Book G, p. 544, July 1837.
      "to my grand sons John & James I will fifty dollars to be applied to their education, both principal and interest"

    4. [S113] CEN: 1840 SC York.

    5. [S259] CEN: 1850 SC York.

      "James Summerford, 16, M, b. York SC"

    6. [S271] CEN: 1860 SC York.

      "Jas T. Suferford, 25, M, farmer [?], b. York SC"

    7. [S320] CEN: 1880 SC York.

    8. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page Q.
      "Isacc Summerford and Pamelia Darwin was Maried" (no date given)

    9. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "Isaac Summerford and Pamelia Darwin, 1-27-1822"
      This date is likely a polite fiction: see article, The Summerford Secret.