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  1. Joseph Darlington: Birth: 1812 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1 FEB 1875 in Nicholas County, West Virginia

  2. William Darlington: Birth: 1812 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia. Death: Bet. 1860-1870

  3. Nancy Darlington: Birth: ABT 1814.

  4. Elizabeth Darlington: Birth: Bet. 1813-1815. Death: AFT 1880

  5. James Darlington: Birth: ABT 1817 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1856 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  6. Benjamin Darlington: Birth: 27 JAN 1819 in Peter's Creek area of Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1 JUN 1899 in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

  7. Mary Darlington: Birth: ABT 1823 in (West) Virginia. Death: AFT 1880

  8. John Johnson Darlington: Birth: JUL 1826 in (West) Virginia. Death: bet. 1900-1910

  9. Rebecca Darlington: Birth: 1827. Death: 21 SEP 1852


Sources
1. Title:   Descendants of William Johnson 1755-1805, Pioneer Settler of Nicholas County, West Virginia
Author:   David Fridley, comp.
Publication:   online http://www.fridley.net/johnsonfay/index.htm#s1b
2. Title:   Descendants of William Johnson 1755-1805, Pioneer Settler of Nicholas County, West Virginia
Author:   David Fridley, comp.
Publication:   online http://www.fridley.net/johnsonfay/index.htm#s1b
3. Title:   Margaret Anne Darlington Montano
Page:   email dated May 4, 2000
Publication:   email

Notes
a. Note:   of birth was left blank. The 1880 census listings for his children who were still living show that their father (Benjamin) was born in Virginia, West Virginia or Delaware.
  1810 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia Name: Benjamin Darling(ton) smudged Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 (Benjamin) Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 (Polly) Number of Household Members Over 25: 1 Number of Household Members: 2
  1820 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Name: Benjamin Darlington Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4 (Joseph, William, James, Benjamin) Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 (Benjamin Sr.) Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2 (Nancy, Elizabeth) Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 (Polly) Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 (Benjamin Sr.) Free White Persons - Under 16: 6 (Joseph, William, Elizabeth, Nancy, James, Benjamin) Free White Persons - Over 25: 2 (Bejamin Sr. and Polly) Total Free White Persons: 8 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
  1830 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Name: Benj Darlington [Benjamin Darlington] Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 (John) Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 (James, Benjamin Jr.) Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 (Joseph, William) Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 (Benjamin Sr.) Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 (Mary, Rebecca) Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (Elizabeth) Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 (Nancy) Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 (Polly) Free White Persons - Under 20: 9 (the 9 children) Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1 (Polly) Total Free White Persons: 11 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11
  1840 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia Sheet No. 145A+B Name: Benjamin Darlington Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 (John) Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1 (Benjamin Sr.) Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2 (Mary, Rebecca) Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 (Polly) Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2 Persons Employed in Learned Professional Engineers: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Total Free White Persons: 5 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
  Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 Name: Benjamin Darlington Gender: Male Spouse Name: Nancy Foster Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Date: 25 Mar 1841 County: Fayette State: Virginia Source Information Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers. (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 January 2016)
  1850 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Western District HH #444-444 Albert Ewing 38 M Farmer $500 Virginia Racheal Ewing 34 Virginia Elizabeth Ewing 17 (place of birth blank) attended school Margaret Ewing 15 Virginia attended school Hudson Ewing 13 Virginia attended school Sarah Ewing 11 (place of birth blank) attended school Ellinor Ewing 9 Virginia attended school Mary Ewing 7 Virginia Harriet Ewing 5 Virginia Lorenza Ewing 2 Virginia Benjamin Darlington 75 M Farmer (place of birth blank)
  Is the above couple the same as: Allen Ewing and Rachel Johnson who married 13 October 1832 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia? What are their relationship to Benjamin Darlington? Was Rachel one of the 5 daughters mentioned in the biography below? Was she first married to a Mr. Johnson and therefore seen as Rachel Johnson in the marriage to Allen Ewing? Or was she a relative of Benjamin's wife Polly Johnson?
  Biography:
  Benjamin Darlington married Mary, daughter of William and Amie Johnson, and lived in Nicholas County for seventeen years before coming to Loup Creek. His cabin and clearing were located on Mulberry Fork of Loup Creek. He was still living there in 1841 when a nephew, James Johnson, made a land entry of fifty acres extending down the branch on both sides "to include the improvement whereon Ben Darlington lives". In 1846, the fifty-acre tract was surveyed for James Darlington and patented by him the next year. Ultimately the tract became a part of the Turley Foster claims. At Bee Fork below, was the log school house where Ben taught the children of the settlers for several years. Mr. Julian Johnson, of Pratt, has stated that his father, John B. Johnson, attended this log school beginning about 1830, and that he got all of his schooling there under Benjamin Darlington. Those were the days of the subscription school, when the patrons erected the building and paid the tuition of the pupils - four or five cents per diem for each pupil. The Johnsons were accustomed to having their school and church wherever they chanced to be, and one of their first considerations after arriving on Loup Creek was the erection of a building for education and religion. The Bee Fork School on Mulberry Fork is the same one referred to and more accurately dated in the following original source - a land survey made for. This was one of the very few schools in existence in our area at this period before the formation of Fayette Country, and all their teachers so far as known were men - Francis Pinnell, Wesley Pinnell, Harlow Heath, Benjamin Darlington, etc. School records of the whole of Kanawha County cited by Dr. C. H. Ambles, West Virginia historian, show that in the decades of the twenties and thirties there was not a single lady teacher in the county. A few women entered the profession in the forties. The Census of 1840 lists Benjamin Darlington's occupation under the heading "Professions and Engineers", and his name appears in a list of Kanawha County teachers of the forties found in Dr. C. H. Ambler's treatise on the schools that received aid from the Literary Fund of Virginia. In this same decade, there is a record of a firm doing business under the head of Darlington and Peebles, further identified as "Partners in Trade" organized by Benjamin Darlington and Robert Peebles, but the location of their business is not given; and it may be questioned whether the partner referred to here was the elder Benjamin Darlington or his son Benjamin, Jr. Benjamin and Mary Darlington had five sons and five daughters that swelled the enrollment of his Schools, but did not add anything to his salary. The sons were William of Kanawha Falls, Joseph of Swiss on Gaulley, James of Morris Creek, Benjamin of Charleston, and John of Loup Creek. The daughters were Nancy, Mary, Rebecca, and two others. None of the family remained on Mulberry Fork. Benjamin and Mary spent their last days on Morris Creek near Montgomery. [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)]
  See "Davis Family Tree: A Research Record" for further information on the Darlingtons (in Johnson file)
  See also "Terry's Ancestry Pages" (Darlington surname) online http://www.tedmrd.com/DARLINGTON/DARLINGTON.htm. Note: This appears to be written by the same person as "Davis Family Tree: A Research Record" mentioned above.
  ***** misc. Darlingtons who may be descendants:
  Name: DARLINGTON, JAMES CALVIN Spouse: DORSEY, RUFINA KING Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1897 County: Nicholas State: WV
  Name: CLIBORNE, HUGH Spouse: DARLINGTON, ROSA Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1899 County: Raleigh State: WV
  1930 U.S. Federal census Kanawha County, West Virginia Charleston Enumeration District No. 52, Sheet No. 3B Darlington, Ada 52 single West Virginia housekeeper
Note:   Note: On the 1850 census, first to list place of birth, Benjamin's place


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