5.112 James Polk DARWIN

Male 1844 - 1927  (82 years)


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  • Name James Polk DARWIN 
    Title 5.112 
    Born 14 Oct 1844  Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James Polk Darwin (age 6) in household of father, George W. Darwin 
    Civil War: CSA Enlistment 01 Oct 1861  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    AL: 4th Alabama Infantry; Pvt. (Co. I); enlisted at Camp Law, VA 
    Census 1880  Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James Polk Darwin (age 36), Farmer, widowed  
    Died 15 May 1927  Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ladonia Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 5.112

      James Polk Darwin was born 14 Oct. 1844 in Madison County, Alabama, where he married Melissa Johnson on 20 Feb. 1867 and continued the family tradition of farming.

      Melissa died in 1879 and James P. Darwin is listed on the 1880 census in Madison County with his four children: Arthur (12), Mary (10), Lola (8) and Georgia (3).

      James decided to migrate to Texas and by the 1900 census is shown in Hunt County, TX, with his son Arthur and youngest daughter, Georgia, who were still living at home with him.

      Etta J. Reeves, born in Tennessee, was a widow and James must have met her in the vicinity of his home in Texas. They are shown together on the 1910 TX census, with four children from Etta's previous marriage, along with two young children of their own as well as Arthur Darwin, who was now aged 42 years (four years older than his stepmother Etta).
    • References:

      Edith H. Turner
      Ann Darwin
    • Notes from Alabama Department of Archives and History

      Darwin, J.P. Farmer, enlisted 1861/10/01. 4th Alabama Regiment (Co I: Captain Edward Tracey) Original roll from 1861/04/26 to 1865/01/01. Enlistment Information: Virginia, Camp Law, Private. Engagements: Ethams Landing, Seven Pines, Fort Huger, Suffolk, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Williams Island, Raccoon Valley, Hog Mountain, Louden, Campbells Station, Knoxville, Knoxville Heights. Residence: Huntsville, Alabama.

      Surrendered at Appomattox, 9 April 1865
    Person ID I4032  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2013 

    Father George Washington DARWIN,   b. 08 Oct 1799, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1865, Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Susannah C. TRUE,   b. 1817, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Jan 1838  Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Melissa JOHNSON,   b. 31 Dec 1847, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1879, Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1867  Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Arthur DARWIN,   b. 10 Dec 1867, Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1939  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Mary Willie DARWIN,   b. Jan 1869, Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1945, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +3. Lola Fae DARWIN,   b. 1872, Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Georgia DARWIN,   b. 08 Feb 1877, Madison County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1969, Mitchell County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F1355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Etta J. JOHNSON,   b. 1872, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1920, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1907  Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of marriage not certain
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Oneida DARWIN,   b. 29 Oct 1907, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1999, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. James Parson DARWIN,   b. 8 Apr 1909,   d. 13 Apr 1987  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F1356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Oct 1844 - Madison County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James Polk Darwin (age 6) in household of father, George W. Darwin - 1850 - Madison County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil War: CSA Enlistment - AL: 4th Alabama Infantry; Pvt. (Co. I); enlisted at Camp Law, VA - 01 Oct 1861 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1867 - Madison County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James Polk Darwin (age 36), Farmer, widowed - 1880 - Madison County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1907 - Hunt County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1927 - Hunt County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ladonia Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S288] CEN: 1850 AL Madison.

    2. [S321] CEN: 1880 AL Madison.