Re: Darrs in Russell Co., Virginia
Carol, My mother (Joan Strasburg) is also seeking info on this line of Darrs.Here is the info she asked me to post on the forum
-- i decided to send it as a reply to your post...
Re Surnames:Darr, Willis, Jordan, Trent, Bays, Knifong, Hambrick
Seeking parentage/descendants of SAUMUEL DARR (B @ 1785 in MD). Living in Wythe Co. VA @ 1825, to Russell Co. VA by 2 Mar 1830 when appointed guardian for "infant" children: Susanna (B. @ 1815), Matilda, John, Mary (B @ 1822-1825), Josiah, Matthew and Angelina (B @ 1827). It is assumed that Samuel Jr. (B. 1810-1819) was no longer considered an infant since he was not mentioned.
The senior Samuel Darr was first married sometime between 1810 and 1815 (wife/wives unknown). His second (assumed) wife was Penelope ______ (B. @ 1800-1803 in NC). Their first son, Jesse S. was B. @ 1834, Russell Co. VA, as were Alexander F. (B. @1838), Wilson P. (B. 1841) and Charles (B. @ 1944). By 1960, many of this family were living in Sullivan Co. and Linn Co. Missouri.
Samuel Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Willis died @ 1847 in MO, leaving seven orphaned children. Susanna had married _____ Jordan; Mary married John Trent before 1844; Angelina had married _____ Bays; Jesse S. married Catherine Knifong in 1857; Alexander F. married Martha Hambrick in 1862.
The senior Samuel had followed the junior Samuel to Missouri sometime after 1950. Did they follow the Westward migration to Washington, Oregon & California??