Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA



 


Notes: A superb piece of research in September 1992 by Bill and Bonnie Darwin of Grand Terrace, California, successfully located William Darwin's 100 acre tract (Bill and Bonnie Darwin, Newsletter of 1 December 1992, who also provided the photgraphs). The house on the site has been identified as 18th Century and may have been built by William Darwin, or perhaps by his son Jesse. The site is off Route 608 near its intersection with Route 701 (identified as the Old Bethany Church Road) very close to the border of Hanover County: the modern address of the property is 265 Signboard Road, Bumpass, Virginia 23024.

Bill and Bonnie Darwin also commissioned a title search establishing chain of title back to William Darwin and his wife in 1746 (which tends to confirm the Theory B interpretation of the Indenture of that date). Search undertaken by Valerie G. Waller of the Louisa Title Company (310 E. Main St., Louisa, Virginia); title works back to Darwin ownership as follows:

James C. Hardyman and Susan Jane Hardyman(in Deed Book W, p. 268) 7 Aug 1838. 62 acres from

William Durvin and Elizabeth Durvin (in unknown) from

Jesse Darwin (in Will Book 3, p. 163) 1786. 85 acres from

William Darwin and Jean Darwin
(in Deed Book A, p. 262) 31 Oct 1746. 100 acres.

OpenStreetMap

Address : Latitude: 37.91273368640474, Longitude: -77.75439620018005


Media

Documents
PLA: VA-LO: Darwin Home on Hollowing Creek (Louisa Co., VA)
PLA: VA-LO: Darwin Home on Hollowing Creek (Louisa Co., VA)
The property is identified in Chisholm, Claudia Anderson and Lillie, Ellen Gray: Old Home Places of Louisa County (1979: Louisa County Historical Society)

Birth

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 DARWIN, Bartlett  3 Jan 1746/47Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA I1798
2 DARWIN, Jesse  Abt 1750Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA I2948
3 DARWIN, John  19 Mar 1755Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA I0136

Died

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Jane  Abt 1791Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA I2947
2 DARWIN, William  Mar 1786Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA I2946