John Orr Beasley Dargan

Male9 August 1813–12 April 1882

Brief Life History of John Orr Beasley

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.

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John Orr Beasley Dargan
Margaret Jane Frances Lide
Marriage: 13 June 1837
James Furman Dargan
Timothy George Dargan
Elizabeth Pugh Dargan
Margaret Lydia Keith Dargan
John Hugh Dargan
Robert Lide Dargan
Edwin Charles Dargan

Sources (8)

  • J O B Dargan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Orr Beasley Dargan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • J O B Dargan in entry for Edwin C Dargan and Lucy A Graves, "Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938"

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  • Marriage
    13 June 1837South Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 9

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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