4.094 Narcissa DARWIN

Female 1812 -


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  • Name Narcissa DARWIN 
    Title 4.094 
    Born 1812  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1820  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Narcissa Darwin (age 8) presumed in household of father, James W. Darwin 
    Census 1830  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Narcissa Darwin (age 18) presumed in household of father, James W. Darwin  
    Census 1860  Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Narcissa (Darwin) Robertson (age 48) in household of husband, Jacob Robertson 
    Census 1870  Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Narcissa (Darwin) Robertson (age 58), widowed head of household 
    Census 1880  Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Narcissa (Darwin) Robertson (age 68), widowed, in household of son-in-law, John A. Foreman 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.94

      The marriage record of Narcissa Darwin at the Opelousas courthouse states that she was of South Carolina and the daughter of James and Nancy (Shores) Darwin, which has helped us trace the movement of her parent's family in their migration south.

      I have obtained the children of Narcissa and Jacob Robertson from the 1860 TX census for Brazos County (P.O. Boonville) where Narcissa along with her husband and family all claim to be born in Louisiana, which is understandable since Narcissa spent her childhood days in Louisiana and would not remember her birth place. However, we can also discern that as their youngest child, Oceola, is shown aged 6 and born in Louisiana, that the family had moved to Texas shortly after his birth in 1854 and that they were accompanied by the family of her brother, Reuben Darwin, who had settled close by to them in Brazos County. The two families most probably had selected this part of Texas to settle because their brother, John Darwin was already established in the neighbourhood and had been living in southern Texas for the previous 15 years.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
    Person ID I1606  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2013 

    Father James W. DARWIN, Sr.,   b. Abt 1787, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, San Felipe, Austin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Nancy SHORES,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 1827-1829  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1810  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • place of marriage conjectural
    Family ID F0763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob ROBERTSON,   b. 1809, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Nov 1827  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This date of marriage is provided in Southwest Louisiana Records - Church and Civil Records of Settlers by Rev. Donald J. Hebert (3rd Printing 1980, Eunice LA); we suspect it may be a mistranscription for "1837", which would be a better fit for Narcissa's age and the birthdates of her children.
    Children 
     1. Eliza ROBERTSON,   b. 1829
     2. Ellen ROBERTSON,   b. 1830
     3. Julianne ROBERTSON,   b. 1832
    +4. James F. ROBERTSON,   b. Apr 1838, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, McLennan County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +5. Jeff W. ROBERTSON,   b. 1840, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Ralph R. ROBERTSON,   b. 1842, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. William Linton ROBERTSON,   b. 1844, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Margaret A. ROBERTSON,   b. Nov 1845, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, McLennan County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     9. Nancy A. ROBERTSON,   b. 1848, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Sarah E. ROBERTSON,   b. 1852, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Oceola A. ROBERTSON,   b. Aug 1854, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F0766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1812 - York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Narcissa Darwin (age 8) presumed in household of father, James W. Darwin - 1820 - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Nov 1827 - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Narcissa Darwin (age 18) presumed in household of father, James W. Darwin - 1830 - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Narcissa (Darwin) Robertson (age 48) in household of husband, Jacob Robertson - 1860 - Brazos County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Narcissa (Darwin) Robertson (age 58), widowed head of household - 1870 - Brazos County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Narcissa (Darwin) Robertson (age 68), widowed, in household of son-in-law, John A. Foreman - 1880 - Brazos County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S79] CEN: 1820 LA St. Landry.

    2. [S94] CEN: 1830 LA St Landry.

    3. [S282] CEN: 1860 TX Brazos.

    4. [S331] CEN: 1870 TX Brazos.

    5. [S330] CEN: 1880 TX Brazos.