Rev. 4 April, 2008, Gen. 418

 

DESCENDANTS OF DIANTHA M. GROVES AND TIMOTHY DARLING OF CORTLAND CO. & CATTARAUGUS CO., NY

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Diantha M. Groves (1) was born 13 Aug. 1811 in Cortland Co., NY, and died 7 April 1879 in Leon, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  She married Timothy Darling, son of Alden Darling and Hannah Church.  He was born 16 Oct. 1804 in Phelps, Ontario Co., NY, and died 13 Aug. 1872 in Leon, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  All their children were born in Leon, NY, except for Milo and Mary who were born in Phelps, NY.

Diantha’s surname has been thought by some to be Graves.  However, that is wrong.  R‑2, the father-in-law of R‑1, and R‑3 all agree that the correct surname is Groves.  In the papers written by Marc(ellus) Warner Darling, in particular “An Unfinished Memory Sketch of the Life of Rev. Marc Darling which after repeated requests by the members of his family, he started June 19, 1907,” on the page after the title page is a photograph of Diantha M. Groves, so titled, along with a photo of Diantha’s husband, Timothy Darling.  This memory sketch is now in the University of Iowa Special Collections Department: Manuscript Register MsC236 and is available for copying.  These papers were given to this collection by Jay Norwood (“Ding”) Darling, Marcellus’ son.  In addition, inscriptions on gravestones in Rutledge Cemetery, Cattaraugus Co., NY, include a number of Groves family members.  Among them are Diantha’s parents David Groves, 1784- June 26, 1843, and Dorcas Groves (maiden name Meacham), 1793-Dec. 5, 1871.

It is interesting to note that Timothy Darling is a Graves descendant, descended from Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT & Hatfield, MA (genealogy 168) as follows: (1) Thomas Graves, (2) Isaac Graves m. Mary Church, (3) Hannah Graves m. William Sackett, (4) Hannah Sackett m. Samuel Warner, (5) Jesse Warner m. Miriam Smith, (6) Rebecca Warner m. Richard Church, (7) Hannah Church m. Alden Darling, (8) Timothy Darling m. Diantha Groves.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Darling

  2.  Albert H. Darling, b. 20 June 1829, d. 10 Sept. 1850.

  3.  Deforest D. Darling, b. 23 Oct. 1831, d. 14 Feb. 1842.

  4.  John Graves Darling, b. 24 March 1833, m. Elizabeth Warner, 9 Dec. 1858 (Albion, MI), d. 3 Feb. 1899 (Albion, MI).

  5.  Delos G. Darling, b. 9 May 1835, m. Elizabeth Blanchard, d. 16 Jan. 1865 (Annapolis, MD).

  6.  Milo Rush Darling, b. 19 May 1837, m. Lucina Blanchard, 1 Jan. 1860, d. 1 June 1889.

  7.  Mary Elizabeth Darling, b. 15 Sept. 1839, m. Harrison Franklin, 31 Dec. 1863, d. 22 April 1904.

  8.  Byron Darling, b. 31 Aug. 1841, d. 7 June 1851.

+9.  Marcellus Warner Darling, b. 9 March 1844, m. Clara (or Clere) R. Woolson, 25 Dec. 1871, 7 Feb. 1913.

+10.  Charles David Darling, b. 3 July 1847, m. Deborah (or Dora) R. Laing, 9 Jan. 1871, d. 26 Dec. 1917.

  11.  Wellington Darling, b. 15 April 1851, d. March 1879.

  12.  Frank Benjamin Darling, b. 26 Sept. 1853, d. 8 May 1892.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF DIANTHA GRAVES (1) AND TIMOTHY DARLING

Rev. Marcellus W. Darling (9) was born in 1844 in Carrarraugus Co., NY.  He married Clara R. Woolson on 25 Dec. 1871 in Mt. Pleasant, IA.  She was born about 1844.  (R‑2)

Children - Darling

  13.  Frank Woolson Darling, b.c.  1876.

+14.  Jay Norwood Darling, b. 21 Oct. 1876, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Charles David Darling (10) was born 3 July 1847 in Leon, Cattaraugus Co., NY, and died 26 Dec. 1917 in Fredonia, Chatauqua Co., NY.  He married Deborah (or Dora) R. Laing, daughter of Isaac Laing and Pamela R. Sherman, on 9 Jan. 1871 in Randolph, NY.  She was born 4 April 1850 in North Collins, Erie Co., NY, and died 17 Sept. 1915 in Fredonia, Chatauqua Co., NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Darling

+15.  Chester Arthur Darling, b. 4 Oct. 1880, m. Madge Williams, 5 Aug. 1908.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF MARCELLUS W. DARLING (9) AND CLARA R. WOOLSON

Jay Norwood Darling (14) was born 21 Oct. 1876.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children - Darling

  16.  Mary Darling, m. Dick Koss.

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES D. DARLING (10) AND DEBORAH R. LAING

Chester Arthur Darling (15) was born 4 Oct. 1880 in Leon, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  He married Madge Williams on 5 Aug. 1908 in Raymond, OH.  She was born 12 March 1885 in Raymond, OH.  (R‑1)

Children - Darling

  17.  Richard Williams Darling, b. 2 April 1915 (Meadville, PA), m. Luella Ann (called "Lu Ann") Williams, 11 June 1943 (Portland, OR), d. 4 Feb. 1985 (Santa Monica, CA).

 

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