4.125 John Washington DURVIN

Male 1820 - 1893  (73 years)


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  • Name John Washington DURVIN 
    Title 4.125 
    Born 1820  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
    John W. Durvin (age < 1) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin 
    Census 1830  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    John W. Durvin (age 10) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin 
    Census 1840  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    John W. Durvin (age 20) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin  
    Land Sale 19 Mar 1844  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John W. Durvin (age 24) sells 43 acres to J. Cole Dickinson for $1 
    Census 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    "John Durvin" (age 30), Carpenter 
    Land Sale 04 May 1857  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    John W. Durvin (age 37) et. al. sell 18 acres to Robert Wilkinson 
    Civil War: CSA Enlistment 21 May 1861  Beaverdam, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    VA: John W. Durvin (age 41) enlists in Company "D" of Capt. William Nelson's Company of Virginia Artillery ("Hanover Artillery").  
    Died 1893  Hinton, Summers County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.125

      John W. Durvin and his wife, Mary C. Gunnell, were married 11 Sep. 1841 in Louisa County. There is a deed, dated 19 March 1844, where John W. Durvin sold 43 1/16 acres of land in Louisa County to J. Cole Dickinson for one dollar, which sum would appear to be nominal amount required to legalise the conveyance.

      In the Civil War, John enlisted 21 May 1861 at Beaver Dam Depot in Co. D of Capt. William Nelson's Company of Virginia Artillery ("Hanover Artillery") and served until 30 April 1864. All of the children were born in Louisa Co., VA.
    • References:

      VFL
      Anne M. Darwin
      VA deeds
      Tim Grana
    • Working Notes

      There is a suggestion of marital discord in the repurchase of the land sold in 1844 to Dickinson by brother William A.J.Durvin on behalf of Mary (Gunnell) Durvin:

      William Durvin shall hold land for sole and separate use and benefit of Mary Durvin, wife of John W. Durvin, and her children permitting her to live on said land and use any way she desires and in no way to be under control of John W. Durvin or to payment of his debts. At death of Mary Durvin land to go to her children.


      Sources pending:

      NARA (Roll M324 - Compiled Service Records - Confederate) records:

      * John W. Durvin, aged 41 years, occupation "Mechanic": Enlisted 21 May 1861 at Beaver Dam Depot in Company "D" of Capt. William Nelson's Company of Virginia Artillery ("Hanover Artillery"). Term of enlistment: 1 Year. Mustered in at Richmond, Virginia, 22 May 1861, by J.B.Baldwin. Number of miles to place of muster: 35. Muster Roll of 30 June 1861.
      * Muster Roll (31 August 1861: July-August 1861): present.
      * Muster Roll (28 February 1862: January-February 1862): present.
      * Muster Roll (30 April 1862: March-April 1862): present.
      * Muster Roll (30 June 1862: May-June 1862): present. Unit transferred to reorganised Nelson's Artillery Battalion, as Company "D" of Captain Thomas J. Kirkpatrick's Amherst Artillery.
      * Muster Roll (31 October 1862: 30 June - 31 October 1862): present. "Transfd to this compy from Capt. Nelson's by order of Gen. Lee."
      * Muster Roll (31 December 1862: November-December 1862): present.
      * Muster Roll (28 February 1863: January-February 1863): present.
      * Muster Roll (30 April 1863: March-April 1863): present.
      * Muster Roll (31 August 1863: 30 April - 31 August 1863): present. Unit was present at Gettysburg.
      * Muster Roll (31 October 1863: September-October 1863): present.
      * Muster Roll (1 January 1864: November-December 1863): "absent sick."
      * Register, C.S.A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia: admitted 28 November 1863, "act. Brouch." (? = acute bronchitis), returned to duty 8 January 1864. Receipt roll for clothing at hospital, 12 December 1863.
      * Muster Roll (30 April 1864: 31 December 1863-30 April 1864): present.

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    Person ID I3823  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2012 

    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 Mary Catherine GUNNELL,   b. 1825, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1841  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ann E.L. DURVIN,   b. 06 May 1842, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Bertha DURVIN,   b. 1845, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. John William DURVIN,   b. 1848, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1872  (Age 24 years)
    +4. James Alexander DURVIN,   b. Nov 1851, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1926, Beaverdam, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +5. Benjamin Franklin DURVIN,   b. 1853, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1880, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     6. Thomas Jefferson DURVIN,   b. 24 Dec 1855, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Mary Jane DURVIN,   b. 18 Mar 1858, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1939, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +8. Lucy G. DURVIN,   b. 30 Sep 1860, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     9. Martha Lee DURVIN,   b. 03 Dec 1864, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Maria DURVIN,   b. 03 Dec 1864, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1870  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2009 
    Family ID F1270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1820 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John W. Durvin (age < 1) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1820 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John W. Durvin (age 10) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1830 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John W. Durvin (age 20) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1840 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1841 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John W. Durvin (age 24) sells 43 acres to J. Cole Dickinson for $1 - 19 Mar 1844 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - "John Durvin" (age 30), Carpenter - 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - John W. Durvin (age 37) et. al. sell 18 acres to Robert Wilkinson - 04 May 1857 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil War: CSA Enlistment - VA: John W. Durvin (age 41) enlists in Company "D" of Capt. William Nelson's Company of Virginia Artillery ("Hanover Artillery"). - 21 May 1861 - Beaverdam, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1893 - Hinton, Summers County, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S82] CEN: 1820 VA Louisa.

    2. [S106] CEN: 1830 VA Louisa.

    3. [S116] CEN: 1840 VA Louisa.

    4. [S62] LOC: VA-LO: 1844 Durvin/Dickinson Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book Y, page 592, 19 Mar 1844.

      "John W. Durvin for and in Consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said J. Cole Dickinson, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged He the said John W. Durvin hath hereby given granted, bargained sold Confirmd and Conveyed, and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell, Confirm and Convey unto the said J. Cole Dickinson and to all his lawful heirs forever the following described tract or parcel of land ... Forty three and one sixteenth acres being the same land purchased from William Durvin Situate and lying near the head Waters of Halloway Creek."

      'Halloway' Creek presumably = 'Hollowing Creek'

    5. [S126] CEN: 1850 VA Louisa.

    6. [S63] LOC: VA-LO: 1857 Gunnell/Durvin - Wilkinson Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book EE, page 146.

    7. [S156] LOC: VA-LO: 1852 Dickinson/Durvin Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book CC, page 48.