Elizabeth <I>Jennings</I> Darbyshire

Elizabeth Jennings Darbyshire

Birth
Death 18 Apr 1838 (aged 34)
Burial Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec 9, Lot 7
Memorial ID 124353316 · View Source
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See Clinton Co, OH, cemetery book, year 2000 edition, p. 287.

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Elizabeth is referred to below in this bio sketch of her son [with boldface added for emphasis]:

From Brown, Albert J., The History of Clinton County, Ohio [Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915], pp. 461-462:

B. J. Darbyshire, a venerable citizen of Sabina, Ohio, who is now almost ninety-two years old, was born on November 7, 1823, in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Elizabeth (Jennings) Darbyshire, the latter of whom was the daughter of Benjamin Jennings, of the Keystone state.

Mr. Darbyshire's paternal grandparents were Thomas and Anna (Covert) Darbyshire, of Pennsylvania, who had seven children, John, Thomas, Samuel, Morris, Jessie, Martha and Ann. Thomas Darbyshire was a furniture maker by occupation, who came to Guernsey county, Ohio, and from there immigrated to Wilmington, where he spent the remainder of his life.

John A. Darbyshire, who was educated in the common schools of his native county, owned land near Wilmington, consisting of eighty-three acres, where the ice plant is now situated. He married Elizabeth Jennings, the daughter of Benjamin Jennings, of Pennsylvania. John Darbyshire was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He and his wife were the parents of seven children, B. J., Anna, who died at the age of twelve years, and a twin sister who died in infancy; Thomas, Samuel, John and James. Thomas, Samuel and John are deceased. After the death of his wife, John Derbyshire was married to Elizabeth Hoblet, and to them were born six children, Joshua, Morris, Zenephen, Maggie, Mary Ann and Letitia. Maggie and Mary Ann are deceased.

B. J. Darbyshire was reared on a farm and lived at home with his parents until of age. He was married on April 6, 1851, to Maria Moore, who was the daughter of John P. and Margaret (Large) Moore, farmers of Fayette county, Ohio, where they owned one hundred and twenty acres of land. Mrs. Maria Darbyshire died on August 17, 1905.

For many years Mr. Darbyshire was a brick contractor, but this was in the days when brick was made by hand. He built, with Robert McMillan, the college at Wilmington and also the school house at the same place. Until nine years ago, he lived on the farm, but at that time moved to Sabina, having deeded his land, comprising two hundred and seventy-six acres, to his children. In 1880 and 1881 he was engaged in the hardware business at Sabina. Near the close of the Civil War, Mr. Darbyshire was in the Union service and was a soldier for four months.

Mr. and Mrs. Darbyshire were the parents of seven children, Maggie, who died at the age of twenty-three, James died when five months old, A. J., Frank, Oliver M., Lydia and Oma. Mr. Darbyshire served as township clerk of Richland township for five years. He was also trustee of the township. For many years he was a school director in the township also. Fraternally, he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 501, and of Encampment, No. 183. He is a charter member of the Sabina lodge of encampment.


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  • Created by: Jay Wright
  • Added: 30 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124353316
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jennings Darbyshire (4 Sep 1803–18 Apr 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124353316, citing Sabina Cemetery, Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jay Wright (contributor 47711501) .