4.128 William A.J. DURVIN

Male 1827 - Aft 1900  (74 years)


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  • Name William A.J. DURVIN 
    Title 4.128 
    Born 1827  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    William A.J. Durvin (age 3) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin 
    Census 1840  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    William A.J. Durvin (age 13) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin  
    Census 1850  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    William A.J. Durvin (age 23) in household of father, William D. Durvin  
    Land Purchase 12 Jan 1855  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    William A.J. Durvin (age 24) purchases 43 acres from Mary Dickinson on behalf of Mary (Gunnell) Durvin, wife of John W. Durvin  
    Land Sale 04 May 1857  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    William A.J. Durvin (age 30) et. al. sell 18 acres to Robert Wilkinson 
    Died After 1900  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.128

      There is a deed (DB EE p.146), dated 4 May 1857, where the legatees of John and Lucy Gunnell sold a plot of land to Robert Wilkinson and at first glance, one would assume that Mary Lewis Durvin and Mary C. Durvin were both children of John and Lucy Gunnell as both their names are included in the deed but in fact a close scrutiny of the Louisa County marriage records will make clear that Mary Lewis Gunnell is in fact a granddaughter and that her part of the inheritance was in place of her deceased father, John A. Gunnell, who married Martha Ann Davis in 1832:

      Marriage register p.252 26 Dec. 1832 John A. Gunnell (under age), son of John Gunnell, and Martha Ann Davis (under age 21) dau. of Thomas Davis. sur. Thompson Fleming. Wit. George Harris, Lewis D. Fleming. mins. James M. Bagby.

      Mary's father, John A. Gunnell, must have died 1835/36 because her mother, Martha, remarried to John Baker in Louisa County, 15 Feb. 1837:

      Marriage register p.272 15 Feb. 1837 John Baker married Martha A. Gunnell, widow of John Gunnell, dau. of Thomas T. Davis. sur. Andrew B. Cooke, wit. James Davis.

      For interest sake, I have sequenced in here the marriage record of John W. Durvin to Mary Catherine Gunnell, which took place on 11 Sept. 1841:

      Marriage register p.297 11 Sept. 1841 John Dervin and Mary Gunnell (over 21), dau. of John Gunnell. sur. Thomas H. Spicer. wit. Robert Wilkerson.

      Then Mary Lewis Gunnell's own marriage record to William A.J. Durvin in 1851:

      Marriage register p.347 6 May 1851 William A.J. Durvin (over 21) and Mary Lewis Gunnell, dau. of Martha A. Baker. sur. Nathaniel Thompson. mins. J.M. Bagby 8 May.

      I have listed these marriages comprehensively so it can clearly be seen that Mary C. Gunnell was too old to be a daughter of John A. Gunnell but was his sister, which made her Mary L. Gunnell's aunt.
    • References:

      VFL
      Janice L. Abercrombie letter on Gunnell Marriages to Anne M. Darwin
    Person ID I3826  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 14 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 Lewis GUNNELL,   b. 1833, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 08 May 1851  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Georgianna E. DURVIN,   b. 1854, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Mary E. DURVIN,   b. 1857, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1878, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Willie Annie DURVIN,   b. 1859, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Luella DURVIN,   b. Apr 1864, Bumpass, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Bumpass, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +5. William L. DURVIN,   b. Aug 1865, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930, Charleston, Kanawha County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +6. Martha L. DURVIN,   b. Feb 1870, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     7. Hattie J. DURVIN,   b. 1876, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 May 2009 
    Family ID F1273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1827 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - William A.J. Durvin (age 3) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1830 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - William A.J. Durvin (age 13) presumed in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1840 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - William A.J. Durvin (age 23) in household of father, William D. Durvin - 1850 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 May 1851 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - William A.J. Durvin (age 24) purchases 43 acres from Mary Dickinson on behalf of Mary (Gunnell) Durvin, wife of John W. Durvin - 12 Jan 1855 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - William A.J. Durvin (age 30) et. al. sell 18 acres to Robert Wilkinson - 04 May 1857 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - After 1900 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S106] CEN: 1830 VA Louisa.

    2. [S116] CEN: 1840 VA Louisa.

    3. [S126] CEN: 1850 VA Louisa.
      "William Durvin, 23, M, Laborer, b. VA"

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

      "Mary Dickinson, widow and relict of James D. Dickinson, dec'd,. James T. Dickinson, Roscow C. Dickinson, Joseph S. Dickinson, Claudius Dickinson, and David S. Gillespie and his wife Jane R. who was Jane R. Dickinson, William W. Davis and his wife Ann who was Ann O. Dickinson, and William A. Kuper and Mary L. his wife who was Mary L. Dickinson, legatees of James C. Dickinson, dec'd. to William Durvin $5.00 for land being same conveyed to James C. Dickinson by John W. Durvin by deed (blank) 1844 recorded 19 Mar 1844 containing 43 1/16 acres upon special confidence that 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."

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