3.33 John Bland DARWIN

Male 1791 - 1854  (62 years)


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  • Name John Bland DARWIN 
    Title 3.33 
    Born 12 Dec 1791  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1800  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    John B. Darwin (age 9) presumed in household of father, John Darwin 
    Census 1810  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    John B. Darwin (age 19) presumed in household of father, John Darwin 
    Military Service 01 Oct 1814  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John B. Darwin (age 22) enlists as Sergeant in 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Militia, at "Lipsey's Old Fields", in Union District 
    Military Service 27 Oct 1814  Haddrell Point, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sgt. John B. Darwin (age 22) in 2nd Regt SC Militia stationed at Haddrell's Point, Charleston  
    Land Purchase 1818  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    John B. Darwin (age 27) purchases 150 acres from Richard Parker 
    Land Purchase 1818  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    John B. Darwin (age 27) purchases 241 acres from James Parker 
    Land Purchase 1818  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    John B. Darwin (age 27) purchases 565 acres from Joseph Parker 
    Land Purchase 1819  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases 225 acres from Robert Hany 
    Land Purchase 1819  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases 87 acres from Isaac Lindsey 
    Land Purchase 1819  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases 96 acres from Randall Sandlin 
    Land Purchase 1819  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases unknown acreage from brother-in-law John Kendrick 
    Census 1820  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    "John B. Darwin" (age 29) 
    Land Purchase 1820  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    John B. Darwin (age 29) purchases 200 acres from Thomas Putnam 
    Land Purchase 1820  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    John B. Darwin (age 29) purchases 95 acres from Edmund Fewell 
    Land Purchase 1820  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    John B. Darwin (age 29) purchases unknown acreage from D.A.Mitchell 
    Land Purchase 1821  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    John B. Darwin (age 30) purchases 484 acres from Morgan Martin  
    Land Purchase 1821  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    John B. Darwin (age 30) purchases 58 acres from Morgan Martin 
    Court & Legal 04 Jul 1821  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    John B. Darwin (age 30) sued by Joseph Boyd for 'Assault and Battery' 
    Land Purchase 1822  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    John B. Darwin (age 31) purchases 300 acres from H. Fulton 
    Land Purchase 1822  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    John B. Darwin (age 31) purchases unknown acreage from his father, John Darwin 
    Land Sale 1822  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    John B. Darwin (age 31) sells 200 acres to D.A. Fulton 
    Land Sale 1822  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    John B. Darwin (age 31) sells 58 acres to Morgan Martin 
    Land Sale 1824  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    John B. Darwin (age 33) sells 100 acres to his father, John Darwin 
    Personal Event 10 Jul 1824  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    John B. Darwin (age 32) possible target of lampoon in local newspaper, The Pioneer & Yorkville Weekly Advertiser 
    Court & Legal 09 Sep 1824  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    John B. Darwin (age 33) sued by Jacob Stroup over purchase of "7 gallon hat" 
    Land Purchase 1826  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    John B. Darwin (age 35) purchases 144 acres from Littleton Sandlin  
    Land Purchase 1828  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    John B. Darwin (age 37) purchases 21 acres from G. Moore 
    Land Purchase 1829  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    John B. Darwin (age 38) purchases 32 1/2 acres from E. Westmoreland  
    Census 1830  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    "John B. Darwin" (age 39) 
    Land Purchase 1835  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    John B. Darwin (age 44) purchases 31 acres from D.P.Campbell 
    Land Sale 1835  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    John B. Darwin (age 44) sells 123 acres to Gilbert Moss 
    Land Sale 1836  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    John B. Darwin (age 45) sells 142 acres to the South Carolina Iron Manufacturing Company  
    Will 22 Nov 1836  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    John B. Darwin (age 44) named beneficiary in father's Will 
    Land Purchase 1837  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    John B. Darwin (age 46) purchases 21 acres from William McGill 
    Land Purchase 1837  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    John B. Darwin (age 46) purchases 378 acres from the Commissioners (Iron Company) 
    Land Sale 1837  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    John B. Darwin (age 46) sells 318 acres to the Kings Mountain Iron Company 
    Land Purchase 11 Nov 1837  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    John B. Darwin (age 46) acquires 378 acres from William Bowlin (following settlement of lawsuit) 
    Census 1840  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    "J.B.Darwin" (age 49) 
    Land Purchase 1845  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    John B. Darwin (age 54) purchases 106 acres from his son, John W. Darwin 
    Land Purchase 1845  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    John B. Darwin (age 54) purchases unknown acreage from his son-in-law James G. Love 
    Personal Event 21 Jun 1845  Clark's Fork, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    John B. Darwin (age 53) first appears in records for small domestic purchases from McGill's Store in period 1845-1848 
    Land Sale 1846  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    John B. Darwin (age 55) sells unknown acreage to Bates and McArthur 
    Court & Legal 02 May 1846  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    John B. Darwin (55) leases mineral mining rights on 285 acres to Riley Arrowood 
    Land Sale 1848  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    John B. Darwin (age 57) sells 985 acres to The Kings Mountain Iron Company 
    Land Purchase 1849  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    John B. Darwin (age 58) purchases unknown acreage from Kings Mountain Iron Company 
    Land Sale 1849  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    John B. Darwin (age 58) sells 250 acres to Kings Mountain Iron Company 
    Census 1850  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    "John B. Darwin" (age 59) 
    Land Purchase 1850  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    John B. Darwin (age 59) purchases 275 acres from William Trammell 
    Land Purchase 1852  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [50

    John B. Darwin (age 61) purchases 126 acres from William McGill 
    Land Sale 1852  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [51
    John B. Darwin (age 61) sells 266 acres and 1400 acres to William McGill 
    Will 23 Oct 1852  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    John B. Darwin (age 60) writes his Will 
    Died 05 Feb 1854  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Slave Transaction 10 Jul 1854  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    In Appraisal Inventory of Estate of John B. Darwin, deceased: Dan, $650, George (13) $700, Fanny & child $700, Silvay & child $800, Patience $300, Ann $750, Lewis (9) $500, Calhoun (5) $400, Hannah $400, Rachel $450, Rebecca $375, Jim $600, Creacy $330, Henry (16/17) $750, Anzi (14) $750, Patsey $700, Eliza $450, Patience (7/8) $450  
    Will 10 Jul 1854  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [53, 54, 55, 56
    Probate Inventory of estate of John B. Darwin, deceased. Real estate not fully wound up until 1871 
    Buried Hopewell Baptist Church, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 3.33

      John Bland Darwin was born 12 December 1791 in York Co., S. Carolina, where he would reside for the rest of his life and he is now buried at Hopewell Baptist Church, which is located in Cherokee Co. near the York Co. line, and the inscription on his grave reads: "To the Memory of JOHN B. DARWIN who died 5th of February 1854 aged 62 years, 11 months & 23 days". His wife is buried adjacent to him from where it is noted that Gilly Darwin was born Feb 15th 1801 and departed this life Aug 16th 1870. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. John served in the Second Regt SC Militia (1 October 1814 to 6 March 1815) and by the time of his marriage to Gilly Sandlin on 15 Nov. 1819, he had bought over 1300 acres of land in York County. John more than doubled his land holding in the years that followed and apart from farming he also became involved with mining interests as some of his land included both iron ore and gold deposits. The 1840 census shows that he had up to two dozen slaves to do the plantation work and after his death in 1854, his wife Gilly successfully kept up the farm since the census records show that the real estate value of the property increased considerably between 1850 and 1860. On a separate part of the 1850 census, the farm itself was shown to be worth $4500.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
      John V. Darwin
      OD
    • Working Notes


      * For John B. Darwin's involvement in the piedmont iron industry, see article: The Iron District and The Kings Mountain Iron Company (pending)

      * For his development of gold mining, see article: The Darwin Gold Mines (pending)

    Person ID I2699  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2010 

    Father John DARWIN,   b. 19 Mar 1755, Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1837, John Darwin Home (Stooping Pines), York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Jane BLAND,   b. 02 Jan 1762, Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1827, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1783  [57
    Notes 
    • Place unknown for certain, but probably York SC (where John was fighting as a partisan). A number of secondary sources cite Maryland as marriage venue, but primary source for this assertion is unknown.
    Family ID F0101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gilly SANDLIN,   b. 15 Feb 1801, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1870, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1819  York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [58, 59
    Children 
    +1. Cynthia Arian DARWIN,   b. 1820, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1878, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Jane E. DARWIN,   b. 06 Jul 1821, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1870, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. John W. DARWIN,   b. 18 Nov 1822, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1856, Smith Ford, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Littleton Bland DARWIN,   b. 11 Feb 1824, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1843  (Age 19 years)
    +5. Nancy M. DARWIN,   b. 08 Nov 1827, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1873  (Age 46 years)
     6. Mary Narcissa DARWIN,   b. 1829, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1872  (Age 44 years)
     7. Sarah R. DARWIN,   b. Abt 1830, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elnathan Davis DARWIN,   b. 17 Dec 1831, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1855, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +9. Robert Russell DARWIN,   b. 11 Nov 1833, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1892, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +10. Amanda E. DARWIN,   b. 1834, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1869, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +11. Martin Van Buren DARWIN,   b. 19 Jan 1837, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1895, Kings Creek, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     12. Lorinoir Emeline DARWIN,   b. Sep 1838, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1844, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
     13. Pressley P. DARWIN,   b. 29 May 1840, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1861, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +14. Elsey Sandlin DARWIN,   b. 05 Mar 1842, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     15. James Madison DARWIN,   b. 23 Mar 1844, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1862, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     16. Martha L. DARWIN,   b. 18 Apr 1846, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1862  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F0111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1791 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John B. Darwin (age 9) presumed in household of father, John Darwin - 1800 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John B. Darwin (age 19) presumed in household of father, John Darwin - 1810 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - John B. Darwin (age 22) enlists as Sergeant in 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Militia, at "Lipsey's Old Fields", in Union District - 01 Oct 1814 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Sgt. John B. Darwin (age 22) in 2nd Regt SC Militia stationed at Haddrell's Point, Charleston - 27 Oct 1814 - Haddrell Point, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 27) purchases 150 acres from Richard Parker - 1818 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 27) purchases 241 acres from James Parker - 1818 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 27) purchases 565 acres from Joseph Parker - 1818 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases 225 acres from Robert Hany - 1819 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases 87 acres from Isaac Lindsey - 1819 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases 96 acres from Randall Sandlin - 1819 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 28) purchases unknown acreage from brother-in-law John Kendrick - 1819 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1819 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John B. Darwin" (age 29) - 1820 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 29) purchases 200 acres from Thomas Putnam - 1820 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 29) purchases 95 acres from Edmund Fewell - 1820 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 29) purchases unknown acreage from D.A.Mitchell - 1820 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 30) purchases 484 acres from Morgan Martin - 1821 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 30) purchases 58 acres from Morgan Martin - 1821 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - John B. Darwin (age 30) sued by Joseph Boyd for 'Assault and Battery' - 04 Jul 1821 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 31) purchases 300 acres from H. Fulton - 1822 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 31) purchases unknown acreage from his father, John Darwin - 1822 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 31) sells 200 acres to D.A. Fulton - 1822 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 31) sells 58 acres to Morgan Martin - 1822 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 33) sells 100 acres to his father, John Darwin - 1824 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPersonal Event - John B. Darwin (age 32) possible target of lampoon in local newspaper, The Pioneer & Yorkville Weekly Advertiser - 10 Jul 1824 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - John B. Darwin (age 33) sued by Jacob Stroup over purchase of "7 gallon hat" - 09 Sep 1824 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 35) purchases 144 acres from Littleton Sandlin - 1826 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 37) purchases 21 acres from G. Moore - 1828 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 38) purchases 32 1/2 acres from E. Westmoreland - 1829 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John B. Darwin" (age 39) - 1830 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 44) purchases 31 acres from D.P.Campbell - 1835 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 44) sells 123 acres to Gilbert Moss - 1835 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 45) sells 142 acres to the South Carolina Iron Manufacturing Company - 1836 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - John B. Darwin (age 44) named beneficiary in father's Will - 22 Nov 1836 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 46) purchases 21 acres from William McGill - 1837 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 46) purchases 378 acres from the Commissioners (Iron Company) - 1837 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 46) sells 318 acres to the Kings Mountain Iron Company - 1837 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 46) acquires 378 acres from William Bowlin (following settlement of lawsuit) - 11 Nov 1837 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "J.B.Darwin" (age 49) - 1840 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 54) purchases 106 acres from his son, John W. Darwin - 1845 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 54) purchases unknown acreage from his son-in-law James G. Love - 1845 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPersonal Event - John B. Darwin (age 53) first appears in records for small domestic purchases from McGill's Store in period 1845-1848 - 21 Jun 1845 - Clark's Fork, York County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 55) sells unknown acreage to Bates and McArthur - 1846 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - John B. Darwin (55) leases mineral mining rights on 285 acres to Riley Arrowood - 02 May 1846 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 57) sells 985 acres to The Kings Mountain Iron Company - 1848 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 58) purchases unknown acreage from Kings Mountain Iron Company - 1849 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 58) sells 250 acres to Kings Mountain Iron Company - 1849 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John B. Darwin" (age 59) - 1850 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 59) purchases 275 acres from William Trammell - 1850 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John B. Darwin (age 61) purchases 126 acres from William McGill - 1852 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John B. Darwin (age 61) sells 266 acres and 1400 acres to William McGill - 1852 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - John B. Darwin (age 60) writes his Will - 23 Oct 1852 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Feb 1854 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSlave Transaction - In Appraisal Inventory of Estate of John B. Darwin, deceased: Dan, $650, George (13) $700, Fanny & child $700, Silvay & child $800, Patience $300, Ann $750, Lewis (9) $500, Calhoun (5) $400, Hannah $400, Rachel $450, Rebecca $375, Jim $600, Creacy $330, Henry (16/17) $750, Anzi (14) $750, Patsey $700, Eliza $450, Patience (7/8) $450 - 10 Jul 1854 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Probate Inventory of estate of John B. Darwin, deceased. Real estate not fully wound up until 1871 - 10 Jul 1854 - York County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hopewell Baptist Church, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ruins of John B. Darwin's home on Wolf Creek
    Ruins of John B. Darwin's home on Wolf Creek
    20th century photograph of 19th century home

    Headstones
    John Bland Darwin
    John Bland Darwin

    To the Memory of

    JOHN B. DARWIN

    who died 5th of February 1854
    aged 62 years, 11 months
    & 23 days

    Go home dear friends
    Dry up your tears
    I must lie here
    Till Christ appears.

    When he appears
    I shall arise
    And view you with
    Immortal eyes

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "John B. Darwin b. 12-12-1791 d. 2-5-1854"

    2. [S38] CEN: 1800 SC York.

    3. [S72] CEN: 1810 SC York.

    4. [S78] MIL-WET: 1814 : 2nd Regiment - South Carolina Militia: Muster Rolls.

      ""Capt. Caldwell's Company, one of three raised in York District, was assembled at Yorkville. It joined the rendezvous of the First and Second Regiments of state militia at Lipsey's Old Fields in Union District on Oct. 1, 1814. From there the regiment marched along the Old State Road by way of Granby (near Columbia in Lexington District), to Charleston, arriving about the seventh of the month."

    5. [S78] MIL-WET: 1814 : 2nd Regiment - South Carolina Militia: Muster Rolls.

      "On the 27th it was armed, equipped and quarted in barracks on Haddrell's Point. It remained there util the end of November when it transferred over to John's Island and prepared for possible attack by the British on Charleston."

    6. [S161] LOC: SC-YO: 1818 Parker/Darwin Land Deed 1, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 455 (1818).

      Sale by Richard Parker of 150 acres to John Bland Darwin.

    7. [S162] LOC: SC-YO: 1818 Parker/Darwin Land Deed 2, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 408 (1818).

      Sale by James Parker (apparently under mortgage) of 241 acres to John Bland Darwin.

    8. [S163] LOC: SC-YO: 1818 Parker/Darwin Land Deed 3, York County SC Deed Book L, p. 65 (1818/1827).

      Sale by Joseph Parker (apparently under mortgage redeemed 1827) of 565 acres to John Bland Darwin

    9. [S164] LOC: SC-YO: 1819 Hany/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 409 (1819).

      Sale by Robert Hany (apparently under mortgage) of 225 acres to John Bland Darwin

    10. [S165] LOC: SC-YO: 1819 Lindsey/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 419 (1819).

      Sale by Isaac Lindsey of 87 acres to John Bland Darwin

    11. [S166] LOC: SC-YO: 1819 Sandlin/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 75 (1819).

      Sale by Randall Sandlin (probably the grandfather of Gilly Sandlin) of 96 acres to John Bland Darwin.

    12. [S76] LOC: SC-UN: 1819 Kendrick/Darwin Land Deed, Union County SC Deed Book P, p. 512 (1819).

    13. [S73] CEN: 1820 SC York.

    14. [S167] LOC: SC-YO: 1820 Putnam/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 71 (1820).

      Sale by Thomas Putnam of 200 acres to John Bland Darwin

    15. [S168] LOC: SC-YO: 1820 Fewell/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 61 (1820).

      Sale by Edmund Fewell of 95 acres to John Bland Darwin. [Edmund Fewell had been in partnership with one Jacob Stroup running an iron ore furnace on King's Creek; this purchase may have been part of J.B.Darwin's establishment of his own iron interests. See article: The Iron District.]

    16. [S77] LOC: SC-UN: 1820 Mitchell/Darwin Land Deed, Union County SC Deed Book Q, p. 331 (1820).

    17. [S169] LOC: SC-YO: 1821 Martin/Darwin Land Deed 1, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 215 (1821).

      Sale by M. Martin of 484 acres to John Bland Darwin

    18. [S170] LOC: SC-YO: 1821 Martin/Darwin Land Deed 2, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 317 (1821).

      Sale by M. Martin of 58 acres to John Bland Darwin. [The following year, J.B.Darwin sold these 58 acres back to Morgan Martin in the 1822: Darwin - Martin Land Deed]

    19. [S174] LOC: SC-YO: 1821 Boyd/Darwin Lawsuit (Assault & Battery), York County Court Minute Book, Ref: I-456.

      "This day Personally Came Joseph Boyd before me & made oath in Due Form that on the Evening of the Second Day of the Present instant instant (sic.) in the District aforesaid A certain John B. Darwin Did Drag him the Sd. Boyd of(f) his horse in the States high way & then & there Did him insult kick beat wound & ill treat to the great Damage of him the Sd. Boyd & against Peace & Dignity of this State Sworn to before me this Forth Day of July 1821.
      "


    20. [S171] LOC: SC-YO: 1822 Fulton/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 456 (1822).

      Sale by H. Fulton of 300 acres to John Bland Darwin

    21. [S107] LOC: SC-UN: 1822 Darwin/Darwin Land Deed, Union County SC Deed Book R, p. 418 .

      Sale by John Darwin of unknown acreage to his son, John Bland Darwin

    22. [S172] LOC: SC-YO: 1822 Darwin/Fulton Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 115 (1822).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 200 acres to D.A.Fulton.

    23. [S173] LOC: SC-YO: 1822 Darwin/Martin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book I, p. 105 (1822).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 58 acres to Morgan Martin; presumably, the same 58 acres J.B.Darwin had purchased from this same Morgan Martin the previous year, in the 1821: Martin - Darwin Land Deed 2.

    24. [S175] LOC: SC-YO: 1824 Darwin/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book K, p. 139 (1824).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 100 acres to his father, John Darwin

    25. [S84] JRN: SC-YK: 1824 The Pioneer & Yorkville Weekly Advertiser, Moore, Maurice: Reminiscences of York (Reprint 1981: Greenville, South Carolina).

      "On the Fourth of July (1824) we had a ball in Yorkville. It passed as such things usually do, with its modicum of compliments and cuts--a pleasure to some, a disappointment to others, and it was over; but the next issue of The Pioneer had 'A Description of a Fourth of July Ball' under the new and singular nom de plume of 'The Wasp', and it had a sting, for it surely was 'our ball' depicted. Home actors were certainly drawn, and so well, too, the take-off could hardly be called a burlesque. 'Major Doublehead' was undoubtedly meant for Major Darwin."

    26. [S176] LOC: SC-YO: 1824 Stroup/Darwin Lawsuit (The Seven Gallon Hat), York County Court Minute Book, Volume I - 1786-1820.

      "Personly came Jacob S(t)roup before me Sharud James Justice for Sd District and Saith on Oath that he has Just reason to beleave and doth believe that on the 19th day of august last past that John B. Darwin Did buy or receve one seven gallon hat from a negro man named Bill the property of Jeams Macomson then under my bond Without a ticket from me or my order for travel to acts of Assembly Made and provided for Sworn to and Subscribed befor me this 9 day of September 1824.
      "


      Jacob Stroup had previously been in partnership with Edmund Fewell developing iron smelting works on King's Creek. In 1822, Fewell died and flood on the Broad River destroyed the furnaces, which were sold off at public auction -- to J.B.Darwin and WilliamMcGill. See article: The Iron District


    27. [S177] LOC: SC-YO: 1826 Sandlin/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book K, p. 425 (1826).

      Sale by Littleton Sandlin (a relation of Gilly Sandlin) of 144 acres to John Bland Darwin.

    28. [S178] LOC: SC-YO: 1828 Moore/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book L, p. 234 (1828).

      Sale by G. Moore of 21 acres to John Bland Darwin

    29. [S179] LOC: SC-YO: 1829 Westmoreland/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book L, p. 551 (1829).

      Sale by E. Westmoreland of 32 1/2 acres to John Bland Darwin

    30. [S96] CEN: 1830 SC York.

    31. [S180] LOC: SC-YO: 1835 Campbell/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book N, p. 121 (1835).

      Sale by D.P.Campbell of 31 acres to John Bland Darwin

    32. [S181] LOC: SC-YO: 1835 Darwin/Moss Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book M, p. 225 (1835).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 123 acres to Gilbert Moss.

    33. [S182] LOC: SC-YO: 1836 Darwin/South Carolina Iron Manufacturing Company Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book N, p. 16 (1836).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 142 acres to the South Carolina Iron Manufacturing Company.

    34. [S133] WIL: SC-YO: 1836 Will of John Darwin, York County Will Book G, p. 544, July 1837.

    35. [S185] LOC: SC-YO: 1837 McGill/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book M, p. 333 (1837).

      Sale by William McGill of 21 acres to John Bland Darwin

    36. [S184] LOC: SC-YO: 1837 Commissioners/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book M, p. 317 (1837).

      Sale by Commissioners of 378 acres to John Bland Darwin

    37. [S186] LOC: SC-YO: 1837 Darwin/Kings Mountain Iron Company Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book N, p. 1 (1837).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 318 acres to the Kings Mountain Iron Company (of which he is a Director)

    38. [S183] LOC: SC-YO: 1837 Darwin v. Bowlin Lawsuit (Land Conveyance), York County, South Carolina, Deed Book M, Ref: 317.

      Lawsuit over land transaction between John B. Darwin (plaintiff) and neighbour William Bowlin. On 11 November the Commission for the Court of Equity heard the case of John B. Darwin vs. William Bowlin and found for the plaintiff, requiring an agreed sale to be conveyed for $50 for 378 acres.

    39. [S113] CEN: 1840 SC York.

      Household consists of 16 individuals (of which we can confidently identify 15) and 23 slaves.

    40. [S188] LOC: SC-YO: 1845 Darwin/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book O, p. 71 (1845).

      Sale by John W. Darwin of 106 acres to his father, John Bland Darwin.

    41. [S189] LOC: SC-UN: 1845 Love/Darwin Land Deed, Union County SC Deed Book T, p. 13 (1845).

      Sale by James G. Love, husband of Jane E. Darwin of unknown acreage in Union County to his father-in-law, John Bland Darwin

    42. [S249] MSC-SC-YK: 1845-1848: McGill's Store Day Books.

      John B. Darwin DR Order
      $ to 5lbs Tallow @8 .40
      " 1/2 lb Powder @37 1/2 .18 3/4
      " 1 Scythe Blade 1.50
      2.08 3/4

    43. [S190] LOC: SC-UN: 1846 Darwin/Bates-McArthur Land Deed, Union County SC Deed Book U, p. 14 (1846).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of unknown acreage in Union County SC to Bates and McArthur

    44. [S191] LOC: SC-YO: 1846 Darwin/Arrowood Mining Rights Agreement, York County SC Deed Book U, p. 156 (1846).

      "Articles of Agreement made & Entered into John B. Darwin & Riley Arrowood both of the State & District aforesaid. I the said John B. Darwin doth agree to give Riley Arrowood the sixth share of all gold or minerals that he may find within said Darwins land lying in Union District South Carolina adjoining lands of Ja. Love & John Kannadys (illegible) contain Two Hundred & Eighty Five acres more or less. And the said Arrowood is to be at the one sixth expences for obtaining (illegible). As (illegible) neither party is to let any other persons (illegible), or the mining of any place without both be agreed to it and if the other party does want to sell that the other shall not be in the way and all timbers and (illegible) that is necessary to carry on the mining business is allowed and the said Arrowood & his Heirs & assigns is to have the use of the above land for the use above stated for ninety nine years this given under our hands and seals this 12 day of May A.D. 1846."

    45. [S210] LOC: SC-YO: 1848 Darwin/Kings Mountain Iron Company Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book P, p. 19 (1848).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 985 acres to The Kings Mountain Iron Company (of which he is a Director)


    46. [S211] LOC: SC-YO: 1849 Kings Mountain Iron Company/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book H-9, p. 695 (1849).

      Sale by The Kings Mountain Iron Company of unknown acreage to John Bland Darwin

    47. [S212] LOC: SC-YO: 1849 Darwin/Kings Mountain Iron Company Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book P, p. 18 (1849).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 250 acres to The Kings Mountain Iron Company (of which he is a Director)

    48. [S259] CEN: 1850 SC York.

      "John B. Darwin, 58, M, Farmer, $4,500 real estate, b. York SC"

      Household consists of 9 family and 14 slaves

    49. [S108] LOC: SC-UN: 1850 Trammell/Darwin Land Deed, Union County SC Deed Book V15 , p. 44.

      Sale by William Trammell of 275 acres in Union County SC to John Bland Darwin.

      John B. Darwin later bequeaths this tract to his son, John W. Darwin, in his 1852 Will

    50. [S213] LOC: SC-YO: 1852 McGill/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book P, p. 548 (1852).

    51. [S214] LOC: SC-YO: 1852 Darwin/McGill Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book Q, p. 29 (1852).

      Sale by John Bland Darwin of 266 acres and 1400 acres to William McGill.

    52. [S53] WIL: SC-YO: 1852 Will of John Bland Darwin, York County Will Book 3, Case 22/File 935: 23 Oct 1852.

    53. [S53] WIL: SC-YO: 1852 Will of John Bland Darwin, York County Will Book 3, Case 22/File 935: 23 Oct 1852.
      Chattels: $3,176.97
      Slaves: $10,055.00


    54. [S217] LOC: SC-YO: 1858 Darwin/Darwin Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book S, p. 436 (1858).

      Sale by executors of the estate of John Bland Darwin of 221 acres and 127 acres to his son, Martin V. Darwin.

    55. [S218] LOC: SC-YO: 1871 Darwin/Love Land Deed (Gold Mine), York County SC Deed Book X, p. 175 (1871).

      Sale by executors of the estate of John Bland Darwin of a gold mine to son-in-law James G. Love, husband of Jane E. Darwin

    56. [S219] LOC: SC-YO: 1871 Darwin/Gaffney Land Deed, York County SC Deed Book C5, p. 475 (1871).

      Sale by executors of the estate of John Bland Darwin of 3 tracts of land to William M. Gaffney.

    57. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "John Darwin, b. 3-19-1755, d. 7-13-1837, and Jane Bland, b. 1-2-1762, d. 3-10-1827, m. 3-11-1783"

    58. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto Page M.
      "John Darwin Jnr and Gilley Sandlin Was Maried Nov 15th 1819"

    59. [S20] BIB: 1880: Mary Darwin Hope Bible.
      "John Darwin and Gilly Sandlin, 11-15-1819"