Darrs in Va--VERY OLD POSTING
Hi.Maybe we are talking about the same family of DARR. This much I know for sure, the rest is fuzzy math. Mary Darr, (born circa 1810), daughter of George and Margaret Darr. Various records indicate Mary was born in Page County, VA., in the valley.Mary married Lewis Hammond (time and place unknown), and they had four children, all born in Rappahannock County, VA, which adjoins Page County. In 1846, Lewis Hammond shows up in Bedford County, VA, as a cabinet maker. He apparently works for James Madison Carder, also a cabinet maker, who is from Page County also.Other Carders lived in the Rappahannock County area. I have no further information on George and Margaret Darr, other than being told DARR is a German surname.Mary Darr Hammond remarried a Willows after the death of Lewis Hammond in 1861. She had a lifelong tendency to lie about her age, because on the last census that I can find her, 1880, she has regressed to age 40. She must have found the fountain of youth in the Bedford County mountains. I can find no death record for Mary Darr Hammond Willows so far, but it must have been prior to 1884 when Willows remarried.
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