6.0126 James Thomas DARWIN

Male 1854 - 1923  (69 years)


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  • Name James Thomas DARWIN 
    Title 6.0126 
    Born 24 Mar 1854  Dardanelle, Yell County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1923  Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pierce Cemetery, Evensville, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 6.0126

      James Thomas Darwin was born 24 March 1854 in Dardanelle, Yell Co., AR, where during the Civil War period and its aftermath both his parents died and as orphans, he and his three sisters were brought back to Tennessee in 1867 to live at the home of their grandparents. They are all shown on the 1870 census in the household of James and Bethiah Darwin in Rhea Co., TN, where James T. Darwin, age 16, is listed as a farm laborer.

      By the 1880 census, James T. Darwin had ventured to Fresno Co., CA, where he is listed as a farm laborer assisting his cousins, William G. Collins, Alfred S. Collins and Millard F. Collins in stock raising. However, James was gone by the next year as I have record that he married, 6 Oct. 1881, Laura Lee Grasty at "Locust Hill", Lyon Co., KY, and he returned with his bride to Rhea Co., TN, where their first child, Orlando, was born 11 Nov. 1882.

      James and Laura are shown with their family in Rhea County on the 1900 TN census and by 1920, the census indicates that they were living alone along with a 17 year old servant named Josie Cox, who would be the cause of James Darwin's death three years later. Josie was on loan to Mr. Darwin from the state penitentiary to work in his home as a servant. She got angry with Mr. Darwin when he discharged her for being late to her work and went to the yard and got an axe, returned to the house and hit Mr. Darwin in the back of the head while he sat at the breakfast table. She was returned to prison and died there several years later.
    • References:

      Nancy Lee McClure via Ann Darwin
      Death Report, Chattanooga Times (21 June 1923)
    Person ID I0034  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2013 

    Father Peyton Clements DARWIN,   b. 20 Jun 1820, Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1864, Yell County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane YOUNG,   b. 06 Oct 1827, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Dec 1866, Yell County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1850  Pope County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of marriage not certain
    Family ID F0091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Lee GRASTY,   b. 12 Oct 1863, Lyon County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1951, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 06 Oct 1881  Lyon County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Orlando Peyton DARWIN,   b. 11 Nov 1882, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Garvie Jane DARWIN,   b. 07 Nov 1884, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 65 years)
     3. Lillie Bethia DARWIN,   b. 21 Apr 1888, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1889, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. infant DARWIN,   b. 11 Oct 1891
    +5. Sidney Lee DARWIN,   b. 29 Sep 1893, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 54 years)
     6. infant DARWIN,   b. 29 Sep 1893, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1893, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. infant DARWIN,   b. 09 Feb 1896, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1896, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Katherine West DARWIN,   b. 24 Nov 1897, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary Louise DARWIN,   b. 15 Dec 1903, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1906, Rhea County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F0298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1854 - Dardanelle, Yell County, AR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Oct 1881 - Lyon County, KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1923 - Rhea County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pierce Cemetery, Evensville, Rhea County, TN Link to Google Earth
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