Name: Alexander Contee Hanson Darne
Birth: 1818 in Maryland
Death: 10 AUG 1907 in VA
*Information by John Heseltine: am doing research on West Point graduates, class of 1841, and thought
you would like the information I have to date.
Darne, Alexander Contee Hanson, c. 1818 born in Maryland;
July 1, 1841 graduated from West Point (45/52) and appointed brevet 2nd Lt., 8th U. S. Infantry Rgt.
Sept. 7, 1841 1st Lt.
Sept. 10, 1845 resigned;
1846-1870 farmer in Maryland and member of Maryland militia;
Oct. 20, 1846 married Mary A. Gassaway in Montgomery County, Md.
1850 living in Montgomery County, Md.
Aug. 10, 1907 died in Virginia, last surviving member of his class.
Sources: Heitman: Register of United States Army 1789-1903; USMA:
Register of Graduates & Former Cadets; 1850 Federal Census.
1850 - Montgomery, Medley MD (Mary A. Gassaway Darne lives beside her mother and siblings)
Alexander C. H. Darne - 31 - farmer $1,000 all b. MD
Mary A. - 26
William E. - 2
Ellen - 2 months
Father: William Darne b: 1775
Mother: Elizabeth Gassaway b: ABT 1784
Mary A. Gassaway b: 1826 in Montgomery Co., MD
20 OCT 1846
in Montgomery Co., MD