3.22 William D. DURVIN

Male 1788 - 1862  (74 years)


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  • Name William D. DURVIN 
    Title 3.22 
    Born 1788  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Aug 1814  Camp Holly Springs, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William D. Durvin (age 26) serves as Corporal in the 7th Regiment (Gray's) Virginia Militia Regiment (to February 1815) 
    Census 1820  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    "William Durvin" (age 32) 
    Court & Legal 26 Aug 1825  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    William D. Durvin (age 37) uses land and chattels as collateral to pay off bond 
    Census 1830  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "William Durvin" (age 42) 
    Court & Legal 05 Jan 1836  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    William D. Durvin (age 48) uses land and chattels as collateral to secure $918 loan 
    Land Sale 05 Jan 1836  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    William D. Durvin (age 48) sells 73 acres to Nathaniel McAlister 
    Census 1840  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    "Wm Dervin" (age 52) 
    Census 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    "William Durvin" (age 62) 
    Land Purchase 31 May 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    William D. Durvin (age 62) purchases 50 acres ("Harpers") from his son, James F. Durvin 
    Land Purchase 05 Dec 1854  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    William D. Durvin (age 66) purchases by bond 100 acres from estate of William Butler 
    Died 1862 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 3.22

      After the death of Jesse Darwin around 1805, all subsequent records of the Darwin family in Louisa County consistently use the spelling Durvin for the family name in legal documents and this is particularly relevant to Jesse Darwin's eldest son, William D. Durvin, whose children in turn would maintain the Durvin spelling in Virginia. During the latter stages of the War of 1812, William served in the 7th Regt. Virginia Militia from 26 Aug. 1814 until 24 Feb. 1815 by which time he had attained the rank of corporal. After peace returned to the coast of Virginia, William continued farming the 85 acres that he had inherited from his father Jesse and on 26 Aug. 1825, he put up 62 acres of these 85 acres to secure a bond.

      It is not easy to follow William Durvin's land deals because he must have been able to settle this judgement as the Jesse Durvin tract was not sold until 13 Aug. 1838, when it was acquired by James Hardyman (DB W p.268). At some point in time before 1836, William had bought from Jonathan Dickinson a further 174 acres of land adjoining the land of John S. Smith in Louisa County and had set up his home on this newly purchased tract of land as can be deduced from another Deed of Trust that William entered dated 5 Jan 1836. On the same day that William Durvin entered into the above deed of trust, he and his wife Elizabeth also sold 73 acres of land in Louisa County to Nathaniel McAlister.

      William Durvin was involved in much other buying and selling of land between 1836 and 1850, and I have one instance where he bought 50 acres of land called "Harper's" situated in Louisa & Hanover Counties from his eldest son, James F. Durvin.

      In 1862, this land was sold on together with the last of William's holdings amounting to 2561/16 acres for $2500 (DB FF p.426) to his son William A. J. Durvin. It is deduced that William D. Durvin died in 1862 from the date of this deed and since 1861 was the last year that William was listed on the Louisa County VA personal property tax list. No will or estate settlement was recorded.
    • References:

      VFL
      Anne M. Darwin
    Person ID I3575  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 9 May 2010 

    Father Jesse DARWIN,   b. Abt 1750, Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Ann WATKINS,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Aft 1806, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 03 Nov 1786  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth HALL,   b. About 1800, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850-1860  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1817  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James F. DURVIN,   b. 1818, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1862, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +2. John Washington DURVIN,   b. 1820, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Mary Jane DURVIN,   b. 1822, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +4. Ann Elizabeth DURVIN,   b. 1824, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 50, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. William A.J. DURVIN,   b. 1827, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1900, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Benjamin Franklin DURVIN,   b. 05 Jan 1833, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1886, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +7. Eugenia Frances DURVIN,   b. 1837, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1880, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 4 May 2009 
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1788 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - William D. Durvin (age 26) serves as Corporal in the 7th Regiment (Gray's) Virginia Militia Regiment (to February 1815) - Aug 1814 - Camp Holly Springs, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1817 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "William Durvin" (age 32) - 1820 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - William D. Durvin (age 37) uses land and chattels as collateral to pay off bond - 26 Aug 1825 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "William Durvin" (age 42) - 1830 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - William D. Durvin (age 48) uses land and chattels as collateral to secure $918 loan - 05 Jan 1836 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - William D. Durvin (age 48) sells 73 acres to Nathaniel McAlister - 05 Jan 1836 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "Wm Dervin" (age 52) - 1840 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "William Durvin" (age 62) - 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - William D. Durvin (age 62) purchases 50 acres ("Harpers") from his son, James F. Durvin - 31 May 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - William D. Durvin (age 66) purchases by bond 100 acres from estate of William Butler - 05 Dec 1854 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S82] CEN: 1820 VA Louisa.

    2. [S48] LOC: VA-LO: 1825 Durvin/Toler Bond, Louisa County Deed Book Q, page 447, 26 Aug 1825.

      "...William Durvin in order to Secure the payment of a bond executed by him to the ex?or of George Pottie Decd. and assigned to the said Eggleston upon which a suit has been instituted and Judgement obtained at Louisa August Court 1825, by Confession, as well as for the further consideration of one dollar in hand paid hath this day bargained & Sold and by these presents doth bargain & Sell unto the said William F. Toler his heirs etc. One Certain Tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Louisa adjoining the Lands of Doct. Wm Mills, Samuel Trainham & others & Containing Sixty two acres more or less, together with one Cow one bay mare all his crop of corn wheat oats, rye, Tobacco etc, two Beds & furniture all his household & Kitchen furniture. To have and to hold the said property unto him the said Wm. F. Toler his heirs ex?ors etc. Upon Trust nevertheless that if the said William Durvin his heirs etc. shall fail to pay to the said Richard C. Eggleston his heirs etc. the amount of said Judgement which may be Seen by reference to the record of Louisa County and all Costs which may have accrued thereon when demanded by the said Richard C. Eggleston his heirs etc. it shall be lawful and shall be the duty of the said Wm. F. Toler his heirs etc. to proceed to sell upon premium for Cash..."

    3. [S106] CEN: 1830 VA Louisa.

    4. [S50] LOC: VA-LO: 1836 Durvin/Thomas Bond, Louisa County Deed Book V, page 285, 5 Jan 1836.

      "...the said Wm. Durvin to remain in quiet and peaceable possession of the said tract of land and premises with all its appurtenances and take the profits thereof to his own use until default be made in the payment of the said sum of nine hundred and eighteen dollars either in whole or in part..."

    5. [S49] LOC: VA-LO: 1836 Durvin/McAlister Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book V, page 286, 5 Jan 1836.

      "a certain tract of land lying in the County of Louisa & on the water of Hollowing Creek & containing by a late survey seventy three acres by the same more or less, and bounded by the lands of John Snelson Smith, Edmund Swift, Nathl. H. Turner & William Durvin"

      This appears to be the remnant of William Darwin's original 100 acres from Thomas Hardy in 1746

    6. [S116] CEN: 1840 VA Louisa.

    7. [S126] CEN: 1850 VA Louisa.
      "William Durvin, 62, M, Farmer, $1800 real estate, b. VA"

      Household also includes grandchildren Elizabeth and William Harris (children of deceased daughter Mary Jane Durvin, died between 1846-1850)

    8. [S51] LOC: VA-LO: 1850 Durvin/Durvin Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book BB, page 347.

      "James F. Durvin and Elizabeth E. his wife in Consideration of One hundred and seventy five dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said William Durvin at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold and by these presents do and each of them doth bargain and sell unto the said William Durvin his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land called Harpers lying and situate in the Counties of Louisa & Hanover and containing fifty acres of Land, be the same more or less"

    9. [S52] LOC: VA-LO: 1854 Durvin/Butler Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book DD, page 654.

      "Fanny Butler, widow of William Butler, dec'd., Clayton C. Butler and Judith his wife; Ellett Butler and Catharine his wife; John Harper and Barbara his wife; Bently Fleming and Elizabeth J. his wife; Lewis H. Butler and Lavinia his wife, Susan Ann Hall and Mahala Harper heirs and distributees of William Butler, dec'd. late of Louisa, to William A. Durvin for $686.55 by bond with William Durvin security, tract containing 100 acres reserving 1/2 acre around the family burying ground and rights of ingress and egress.
      "