William Darlington: Birth: bet. 1841-1843.
Amanda Darlington: Birth: bet. 1846-1847. Death: Bet. 1900-1910
Margaret Darlington: Birth: bet. 1852-1853.
Nancy E. Darlington: Birth: ABT 1854.
Virginia R. Darlington: Birth: ABT 1857.
Rebecca Alice Darlington: Birth: MAR 1861.
Title: Cabins of the Loop and Environs of the Southern Half of Fayette CountyVirginia (Now West Virginia)
Author: L. Neil Darlington, December 1987
Publication: McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia, 1988
Title: "Virginia, Marriages 1740-1850," (index-only)
Publication: <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al., <i>Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850</i>, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, Utah
Note: 1820 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1830 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1840 U.S. Federal Census searching....his age group is not in his father's listing
1850 U.S. Federal census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia HH #1016 Benjamin Darlington 30 M laborer Virginia Nancy Darlington 30 F Virginia William Darlington 10 M Virginia Jane Darlington 6 F Virginia Amanda Darlington 4 F Virginia Dickson Darlington 2/12 Virginia (113 in file)
1860 U. S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia District No. 1, Cannelton Post Office, Page 19, Sheet 329 Enumerated by me on the 19th day of July, 1860. P. Morton, Ass't Marshal HH #137-120 Benjamin Darlington 40 M North Meth. Minister $500 $200 Virginia Nancy Darlington 37 F Virginia William Darlington 17 M Laborer Virginia Mary J. Darlington 15 F Virginia Amanda Darlington 13 F Virginia Margaret Darlington 8 F Virginia A. D. Darlington 10 M Virginia Nancy E. Darlington 6 F Virginia Virginia R. Darlington 3 F Virginia (in file)
1870 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls of Kanawha Township, Page 11, Sheet 100A Enumerated by me on the 17th day of August, 1870. Martin Hill, Ass't Marshall Gauley Bridge Post Office HH#72-72 Darlington, Benj. 50 M W Minister $0 $45 Virginia Darlington, Nancy 47 F W Housekeeper Virginia Darlington, Andrew 20 M W Virginia cannot read & write Darlington, Margaret 17 F W Virginia attended school Darlington, Nancy E. 16 F W Virginia attended school Darlington, Virginia 13 F W Virginia attended school Darlington, Rebecca A. 11 F W Virginia attended school Darlington, Benjamin 6 M W West Virginia (in file)
1880 U.S. Federal Census Wayne County, West Virginia Union Township, Sheet No. 286A Darlington, Benj. W M 59 married Minister Of Gospel WV DE WV Darlington, Henrietta W F 40 wife married Keeping House VA KY WV Darlington, Alice W F 18 daughter single VA VA WV Darlington, Benjamine S. W M 16 son single Works On Farm WV VA WV Darlington, Minnie A. W F 5 daughter single WV VA WV (chek image 142-1)
Last Will & Testament Kanawha County, West Virginia Pages 78-79 Benjamin Darlington Written 25 Feb 1898 Entered 13 Jul 1899 (in scrapbook)
West Virginia Will Books Name: Benjamin Darlington Event Type: Will Event Place: Kanawha County, West Virginia Page: 77 Volume: Will book, v. 005 1898-1904 GS Film Number: 530426 Digital Folder Number: 004713912 Image Number: 00439 Citing this Record "West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNTC-VGC : accessed 29 January 2016), Benjamin Darlington
Find A Grave Memorial# 38735592 Name: Rev Benjamin Darlington Birth: Jan. 27, 1819 Death: Jun. 1, 1899 Kanawha County, West Virginia Burial: Jarrett Cemetery, Elkview, Kanawha County, West Virginia Created by: Robert Fitch Record added: Jun 25, 2009 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=darlington&GSiman=1&GScid=78805&GRid=38735592&
Benjamin Darlington, Jr., son of Benjamin and Mary Darlington of Nicholas and Fayette counties, was born in the Peters Creek area of Nicholas County and died at Charleston. He married Nancy, daughter of Turley and Amy Foster of Mulberry Fork, Loup Creek. He was a farmer, teacher, and preacher. He taught subscription school in the Montgomery area before the Civil War. In the 1850s, he entered the ministry as a preacher of the Methodist Episcopal church. He became a well-known circuit rider, traveling the wilderness roads on horseback to serve a string of remote log churches. Among the churches he served in the Loop were Evans Chapel at Deep Water, Ebenezer Church at Kincaid, Lincoln Chapel at Wriston, Doggett Chapel on Laurel Creek, and Camp Ground (on the Hawkins Place) at Oak Hill. At a Methodist Conference held at Parkersburg March 16, 1864, with Bishop Morris presiding, Darlington was assigned to an extensive new circuit composed of what had been four separate circuits before the war. It included the former circuits of Fayette, Raleigh, Summersville, and Mountain Cove. This combination of circuits was made necessary by the scarcity of qualified workers resulting from the uncertainties of war time. At this time, the circuit rider lived on Morris Creek, near Montgomery, and this far-flung circuit must have been a severe challenge. In later years, Darlington accepted a stationary charge as pastor of a church near Charleston. One son of Benjamin and Nancy Darlington remained in the Loop. This was Dick Darlington, a carpenter, cabinet maker, and stonemason. He lived on Laurel Creek, at Fayetteville, and at Scarbro. Other children of Benjamin Darlington and wife were Margaret (Jarrett), Nancy E., Virginia, Rebecca A., Benjamin, and Ada. [Source: L. Neil Darlington, Cabins of the Loop and Environs of the Southern Half of Fayette County Virginia (Now West Virginia), (McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia, 1988)]
Benjamin Darlington was a well-known Methodist circuit rider and minister. The only reference I have to his death is Darlington's Cabin of the Loop, p. 462, that says "Benjamin Darlington, Jr., son of Benjamin and Mary Darlington of Nicholas and Fayette counties, was born in the Peters Creek area of Nicholas Co. and died at Charleston." No date given. It did say later that "In later years, Darlington accepted a stationary charge as pastor of a church near Charleston." Cabins of the Loop also mentions his children: "One son of Benjamin and Nancy Darlington remained in the Loop. This was Dick Darlington [Andrew Dickson Darlington], a carpenter, a cabinet maker, and stonemason. He lived on Laurel Creek, at Fayetteville, and at Scarbro. Other children of Benjamin Darlington and wife were Margaret (Jarrett), Nancy E., Virginia, Rebecca A., Benjamin, and Ada." This is exactly what is shown in the census, though he leaves out Wm, b. ca 1842, and Mary, b. 1844. I don't know what became of William, and Mary d. 4 October 1872 (Fayette Deaths, 1866-1880, "died at King's Knob"). There is no Ada in the 1860 and 1870 listings, but there is a "Minnie A." in the 1880 Wayne census. Bet my bottom dollar that was "Minnie Ada". (Just as I assume "Alice" in 1880 is Rebecca Alice--and daughter Mary Jane was also enumerated as just "Jane" in 1850.). The children as listed in the book are in correct chronological order too. So, I have to assume that the marriage in Kanawha County on 12 April 1874 between Benjamin Darlington and Henrietta H. Snyder is indeed that of Benjamin, widower of Nancy Foster Darlington, and that this is the family found in Wayne County in 1880. In 1850, Benjamin and Nancy were in Kanawha County. According to Cabins of the Loop "He taught subscription school in the Montgomery area before the Civil War. In the 1850s, he entered the ministry as a preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church." [Source: David Fridley, e-mail dated 12 December 2002, his source: L. Neil Darlington, Cabins of the Loop and Environs of the Southern Half of Fayette County Virginia (Now West Virginia), (McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia, 1988)]
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