When John Orr Beasley Dargan was born on 9 August 1813, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Timothy Dargan III, was 41 and his mother, Lydia Keith, was 31. He married Margaret Jane Frances Lide on 13 June 1837, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 April 1882, in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina, United States.
Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deargáin ‘descendant of Deargán’, a byname from a diminutive of dearg ‘red’. Compare Dorgan , Durgan , and Dargin .