4.124 James F. DURVIN

Male 1818 - 1862  (44 years)


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  • Name James F. DURVIN 
    Title 4.124 
    Born 1818  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James F. Durvin (age 2) presumed in household of father, William Durvin 
    Census 1830  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James F. Durvin (age 12) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin 
    Census 1840  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James F. Durvin (age 22) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin  
    Census 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "James F. Durvin" (age 30), Carpenter 
    Court & Legal 20 May 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    James F. Durvin (age 32) signs bond with John G.B.Coleman (defaulting on 1844 land purchase) 
    Land Sale 31 May 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    James F. Durvin (age 32) sells 50 acres ("Harpers") to his father, William D. Durvin 
    Civil War: CSA Enlistment 11 Jun 1861 
    VA: 47th Virginia Infantry; Pvt. (Co. H) 
    Died 19 May 1862  Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chimborazo Hospital (CSA)
    Buried Oakwood Confederate Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial records spell name as 'Dervin'
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.124

      James F. Durvin and his wife, Elizabeth Hardyman were married 16 Sep. 1844 in Louisa County and six years later in May 1850, I have copy of a deed of Trust placed on the 70 acres of land where they lived in order to guarantee a bond for twelve hundred dollars, used to buy a 240 acre tract of land elsewhere in Louisa County.

      During the Civil War, James F. Durvin served in Co. H, 47th Virginia Infantry Regt. CSA, which was organised 11 June 1861, and was deployed in the defence of Richmond at the time that James was taken sick and died in May 1862. At least the first two of James and Elizabeth Durvin's children were born in Louisa County, VA, and some of the younger children may have been born in Caroline County, VA.
    • References:

      VFL
      Anne M. Darwin
      VA deeds

    • Sources pending:

      CSA: Company H, 47th Virginia Infantry: records under name "Dervin"

      Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, on 11 May 1862, died 19 May 1862, "typhoid fever." (NARA: Confed. Arch. Chap 6, File 78, p. 63).

    Person ID I3822  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2013 

    Father William D. DURVIN,   b. 1788, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth E. Hardyman,   b. 1820, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Sep 1844  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James E. DURVIN,   b. 1848, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1858  (Age 10 years)
     2. Frances DURVIN,   b. 1850, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Willie Alice DURVIN,   b. 1852, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susan E.E. DURVIN,   b. 1854, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Ella P. DURVIN,   b. 1855, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     6. Anna W. DURVIN,   b. 1860, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F1269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1818 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James F. Durvin (age 2) presumed in household of father, William Durvin - 1820 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James F. Durvin (age 12) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1830 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James F. Durvin (age 22) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1840 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1844 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "James F. Durvin" (age 30), Carpenter - 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt & Legal - James F. Durvin (age 32) signs bond with John G.B.Coleman (defaulting on 1844 land purchase) - 20 May 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - James F. Durvin (age 32) sells 50 acres ("Harpers") to his father, William D. Durvin - 31 May 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1862 - Richmond, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S82] CEN: 1820 VA Louisa.

    2. [S106] CEN: 1830 VA Louisa.

    3. [S126] CEN: 1850 VA Louisa.

    4. [S61] LOC: VA-LO: 1850 Durvin/Coleman Trust Deed, Louisa County Deed Book BB, page 340/41.

      "...Whereas the said James F. Durvin is justly indebted to the said Clayton G. Coleman in the sum of Twelve hundred dollars by bond bearing date 1st day of February 1844 with lawful interest from the date thereof and payable on the 1st day of February 1851 it being for the purchase of a Certain tract of land Containing two hundred and forty acres belonging to the Children of John N. Moss deceased, & which was sold by the said Clayton G. Coleman as Commissioner under a decree of the County Court of Louisa at public auction on the 1st February 1844, the payment whereof the said James F. Durvin is desirous to secure:

      Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the premises and for a further Consideration of the sum of One dollar in hand paid by the said John G.B. Coleman the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged they the said James F. Durvin and Elizabeth E. his wife do by these presents grant bargain sell and Convey unto the said John G.B. Coleman a Certain tract or parcel of land situate and lying in the County of Louisa adjoining the land of Barbara Pettus Nathan A. Terrell & others, Containing Seventy acres, it being the land purchased by James F. Durvin of the heirs of W.m Spicer deceased, together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the said land in any wise appertaining or belonging:

      Also all the interest reversionary in remainder or otherwise which they the said James F. Durvin and Elizabeth E. Durvin his wife, have or may have in the Estate of her grandfather John Kinzer deceased which is now held for life by his widow Lucy Kinzer of the County of Orange V.a which said estate Consist of land negroes & also the following property which is now in the possession of the said James F. Durvin..."


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

      "Witnesseth that the said 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"