5.548 James Alexander DURVIN

Male 1851 - 1926  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name James Alexander DURVIN 
    Title 5.548 
    Born Nov 1851  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Nov 1926  Beaverdam, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bumpass, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 5.548

      James A. Durvin was born November 1851 in Louisa Co., VA, where he married 13 Oct. 1870 Ann L. Johnson and they are shown on the 1880 census living in Jackson District, Louisa County, with four children, John H. (age 8), Nora A. (age 6), Alexander (age 4) and William M. (age 8 months), as well as James Durvin's sister, Lucy G. Durvin.

      By 1900, the family had moved to Richmond City, Henrico Co., VA, where the census lists James A. Durvin living with five of his children, son Alexander (now age 25) and the 4 youngest, Nettie (age 18), Minnie (age 16), Bennie (age 14) & Carlisle (age 6). The census notes James as a widower but I rather wonder if his wife, Ann, had separated from him rather than had died because there is an Ann L. Durvin (age 46) living as a roomer in Roanoke, VA, on the 1900 census and by 1910, she has moved to Clifton Forge City, VA, where she is listed age 55. On this same 1910 census, there is a Ben Durvin (age 23) living close by in Clifton Forge City and he looks remarkably like Bennie Durvin, the second youngest son of the family, shown born April 1886 on the previous 1900 census in Richmond City, VA.

      James A. Durvin had returned to Louisa County, VA, by 1910, where the census shows him with a second wife, Theodocia, with whom he had been married ten years and his youngest son, is listed on the census as Thomas C. Durvin (age 16). This census also shows in James A. Durvin's household, two grandchildren, John J. Jones (age 10) and Mary Jones (age 8), who would be the children of Nora A. Durvin, along with Mary M. Thompson, listed as the mother-in-law but her age of 64 is not compatible with Theodocia E. Durvin's age, which is given as 58 years so maybe she was the mother to Nora's husband? By 1920, the census for Louisa Co., VA, indicates that James A. Durvin, age 69, was living alone and I have note that he died in Louisa County six years later on 15 Nov. 1926.
    • Supplement

      Courtesy of William Durvin (via e-mail Feb 2011)

      I have the death certificate for James Alexander Durvin. It states that he died on 18 Nov. 1926 in Beaverdam, Hanover County, VA. He was a widower, worked for the C&O Railroad as a blacksmith, and was born in Bumpass, Louisa County, VA. His father is listed as John Durvin (born in Bumpass, VA) and his mother's maiden name is Mary C. Gunnell (born in Buckner, VA). The burial was to occur in Bumpass, VA on 19 Nov. 1926. The undertaker was Powell & Flynn of Beaverdam, VA. The informant was B. H. Durvin of Clifton Forge, VA.
    • References:

      Gayle K. Blankenship, Virginia Families of Louisa, Hanover and Monroe County (1991)
      Bible record of Alice Virginia Smith Gibson (via mvwg)
      Bill Durvin
    Person ID I4707  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2013 

    Father John Washington DURVIN,   b. 1820, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Hinton, Summers County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Catherine GUNNELL,   b. 1825, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1841  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Lewis JOHNSON,   b. Sep 1853, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1914, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1870  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Herbert DURVIN,   b. 14 Sep 1871, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1904, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +2. Nora Alice DURVIN,   b. 09 Jun 1873, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Alexander DURVIN,   b. 11 Jun 1875, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1949, Stage Junction, Columbia, Fluvanna County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. James Eugene DURVIN,   b. 18 Apr 1877, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 2 years)
     5. Charles W. DURVIN,   b. 05 May 1878, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 1 years)
     6. William Melvin DURVIN,   b. 13 Sep 1879, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Mary A. DURVIN,   b. Feb 1882, Alleghany County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     8. Minnie Lee DURVIN,   b. Apr 1884, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Benjamin Hughes DURVIN,   b. 29 Apr 1886, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940  (Age 54 years)
     10. Lewis Allin DURVIN,   b. 10 Jul 1888, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Thomas Carlisle DURVIN,   b. Feb 1894, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1975, Beaver County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F1663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Theodocia E. THOMPSON,   b. 1852, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1900  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F2499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1851 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1870 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1900 - Washington, DC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1926 - Beaverdam, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bumpass, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1870: Marriage Certificate of James A. Durvin and Ann L. Johnson
    1870: Marriage Certificate of James A. Durvin and Ann L. Johnson
    Marriage Certificate of James A. Durvin and Ann L. Johnson; married at John Johnson's, Louisa County VA, 13th October 1870, by Rev. L.A.Cutter. Witnesses: A.J.Richardson, F.H.Johnson

  • Sources 
    1. [S352] BIB: 1870: James A. Durvin Bible.