darlington, henry townsend, subject, was born at birmingham, chester co., pa. sept 17, 1832, died at doylestown, bucks co., nov 24, 1878, s/o edward b. and hannah (sharpless) darlington.
on the paternal side is a descendant in the 9th gen. from abraham darlington who came in 1711 and settled in aston, chester co., now delaware co. he moved to birmingham twp. chester co. abraham darlington married twice, 1st to deborah carter and 2nd to elisabeth, d/o thomas and elizabeth (hooton) hilllborn. he had 3 daus and 2 sons. he died 2m 9, 1776, his wf. died 4m 28, 1771
thomas darlington, s/o abraham was born in birmingham in 1725. he married 4m 24, 1754 to hannah, d/o edward and hannah (pierce) briton, he died 1808 and his wf 1811. they were the parents of 9 sons and 2 daus.
edward, eldest child of thomas and hannah was born in east bradford, 6m 3, 1755, on 3m 8, 1781 he married hannah, d/o john and joanna (england) townsend. he died 1825, his wife 1826. they were the parents of 6 children, william, thomas, ziba, samuel, jane and edward.
edward briton darlington was born in birmingham, 12m 16, 1798 and died 1851, married hannah, d/o nathan h., and martha (price) sharpless. children; henry t., dillwyn, martha, married henry hulme, a native of france, emily p., married briton w. woodward of kansas, hannah married john f. huey. thomas married jane s. paschall and catharine married frank a. faxson of kansas city, mo.