Darby, John Wilson

Male 1856 -


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  • Born  1856 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  A9990866FB044731A95BB2C9D2A4C122FF4A 
    Died 
    • Y
    Notes 
    • The History of Van Zandt County tells us that "...Gassoway's family who remained in Missouri, were having a rough time contending with the bushwhackers who stole or destroyed everything they could gain on the farm. While some of these harrowing tales are interesting to hear, they did not make life in Missouri safe or satisfactory. Gassoway's son, Robert Wilson Darby (1832 - Miss), after his return from the Confederate Army, in 1868 led a party of twelve some six hundred miles to join his father in Van Zandt County. With two teams of horses and one ox team and covered wagons, they forded streams, rivers, and followed the long, dusty trails of the day. Robert's wife was Catherine A. Bottom (1834- Tenn). Mrs. Sarah Bottom, Catherine's mother, except for brief periods when she drove the yoke of the oxen, covered the entire distance on foot. (An early jogger!) Robert's son, John Wilson Darby (1856) was twelve years old when the trip was made. They bought and settled on part of Gassoway's land, south of what is now the T. and P. Railroad and Highway 80." [1]
    Person ID  I2665  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  31 Jul 1999 

    Family  Bauman, Amanda Jane,   b. 24 Aug 1863, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1878  Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  14C6FCFF5E8043748CF30C23979AB2201BD9 
    Children 
     1. Darby, James Arthur,   b. 1883, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Darby, John Luther,   b. 1885, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Darby, Dora Lettie,   b. 1887, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Darby, Ora Agnes,   b. 1889, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Darby, Effie Nina,   b. 1890, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Darby, Clyde Gassoway,   b. Oct 1891, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969
     7. Darby, Ollie Rebecca,   b. 1894, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Darby, Addie Mae,   b. 1896, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Darby, Thomas Ervie,   b. 1897, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Darby, Marvin Bauman,   b. 1899, Creagleville, Van Zandt, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1226  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] The History of Van Zandt County Texas, Van Zandt County History Book Committee, page 204.


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