5.129 John Granville DARWIN[1, 2, 3]

Male 1818 - 1861  (43 years)


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  • Name John Granville DARWIN 
    Title 5.129 
    Born 1818  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John G. Darwin (age 2) presumed in household of father, Richmond Darwin 
    Census 1830  Morgan County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    John G. Darwin (age 12) presumed in household of father, Richmond Darwin  
    Census 1840  Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    "John G. Darwin" (age 22) 
    Census 1850  Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    "John Darwin" (age 32), Farmer  
    Census 1860  Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    "John G. Darwin" (age 41) Farmer, $5,000 real estate, $3,000 personal, b. LA. 
    Died 02 Jul 1861  Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Murdered
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 5.129

      John Granville Darwin was born 1818 in Jackson Co., TN, and moved with his parent's family about 1829 to Morgan Co., AL, where they remained six years and then to Randolph Co., Illinois.

      I do not have John's marriage record to Euphemia Smith but I assume that they were married in Randolph County around 1838 because their first child, Mary, was born there in 1838 and she was followed by a brother and four more sisters.

      The 1850 and 1860 IL census records would indicate that Euphemia died some time after 1850 and John remarried about 1853, Elizabeth Burns, and to this union there were a daughter and four sons.

      I've only received correspondence from one person in John's group and that was Bertha B. Darwin of Oklahoma City who was married to one of the sons of Clinton Witherly Darwin. Bertha informed me that both John and his wife were murdered during the Civil War but I have seen a subsequent report from Sherri Goodman that his wife's deaths occurred in the aftermath of the war in 1865 but I have no details of the event as to whether this was a war related feud or whether John and Elizabeth were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The 1870 IL census for Randolph County shows their son Clinton Darwin, age 16, working as a labourer on the farm of Absalom Pearson while two of his younger brothers, Henry and John, were living at the neighbouring farm of Benjamin Rickets.
    • References:

      Bertha B. Darwin
      Shirley M. Smith
      Sherri Goodman
      Tim Grana
    Person ID I4071  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2012 

    Father Richmond DARWIN,   b. 16 Oct 1796, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1880, Clay County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother ROGERS,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Abt 1845  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1817  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Euphemia Fanny SMITH,   b. 1822, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. I851, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Sep 1837  Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of marriage not certain
    Children 
     1. Mary E. DARWIN,   b. 25 Oct 1838, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1844, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. Asaph DARWIN,   b. 1841, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Ellen E. DARWIN,   b. 28 Sep 1843, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1912, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Louisa DARWIN,   b. 1845, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Martha Jane DARWIN,   b. 1848, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Elizabeth DARWIN,   b. 28 Jan 1850, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1852, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2012 
    Family ID F1373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Ann BURNS,   b. 1829, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1865, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1853  Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of marriage not certain
    Children 
    +1. Amanda A. DARWIN,   b. 3 Dec 1853, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1936, North Bend, Coos County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Clinton Wetherby DARWIN,   b. 10 Apr 1855, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1895, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Millard F. DARWIN,   b. 1856, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry C. DARWIN,   b. May 1859, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910  (Age ~ 51 years)
    +5. John Lincoln DARWIN,   b. Feb 1861, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1928, Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F1374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1818 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John G. Darwin (age 2) presumed in household of father, Richmond Darwin - 1820 - Jackson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John G. Darwin (age 12) presumed in household of father, Richmond Darwin - 1830 - Morgan County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1837 - Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John G. Darwin" (age 22) - 1840 - Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John Darwin" (age 32), Farmer - 1850 - Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1853 - Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John G. Darwin" (age 41) Farmer, $5,000 real estate, $3,000 personal, b. LA. - 1860 - Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Jul 1861 - Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Census (USA)
    CEN: 1840 IL - Randolph (2)
    CEN: 1840 IL - Randolph (2)
    Sixth Federal Census:
    John G. Darwin

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] JRN: IL-MO: 1866 The Waterloo Advocate.
      An account of the execution of Gabriel Forsee, convicted for murder of Elizabeth (Burns) Darwin

    2. [S251] JRN: IL-MO: 1883 History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry counties, Illinois, McDonough, J.L, (McDonough, J.L., & Co., Philadelphia), p. 159.

    3. [S241] FAM: IL-RA: 1932 "My Life" by Lucy Ann (Darwin) Frazer , Lucy (Darwin) Frazer, (manuscript; copy kindly provided by Michael Atchison).

    4. [S81] CEN: 1820 TN Jackson.

    5. [S93] CEN: 1830 AL Morgan.

    6. [S112] CEN: 1840 IL Randolph.

    7. [S256] CEN: 1850 IL Randolph.

    8. [S277] CEN: 1860 IL Randolph.