William B Darby

1760–30 April 1836 (Age 76)
Darby Borough, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William B

When William B Darby was born in 1760, in Darby Borough, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ephraim Darby, was 26 and his mother, Rachel Pettit, was 28. He married Signet Rustin on 12 September 1781, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 30 April 1836, in Allensville, Vinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bell Cemetery, Richland Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William B Darby
1760–1836
Signet Rustin
1760–1809
Marriage: 12 September 1781
Samuel Darby
1782–1856
Lucy Ann Darby
1786–
Charity Barbara "Rebecca" DARBY
1788–1836
Lydia Darby
1798–1880
Rebecca Darby
1805–1839
John Darby
1784–1857
Tacy Ann Darby
1789–1897
Hannah Darby
1793–1852
Stephen Darby
1794–
Mahala Maud Darby
1798–
Nancy Darby
1803–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 September 1781
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 10

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 20

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from the city of Derby, the county seat of Derbyshire, but also from the much smaller place called West Derby in Lancashire. Both are named from Old Norse djúr ‘deer’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The usual spelling of the surname represents the pronunciation of both the place name and the surname.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Diarmada (or Mac Diarmada) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Diarmaid’, a personal name meaning ‘freeman’. See also Dermott , Macdermott . Insofar as Gaelic Ó Duibhdhiormaigh was sometimes reinterpreted as Ó Diarmada, Darby could also be an Anglicization of this name too. The English surname is also established in Ireland, having been taken to County Leix in the 16th century.

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

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Story Highlight

William Darby - Revolutionary War Soldier

1st Wife: Signat Rushton (m 1781 in Philadelphia, Pa), 2nd Mrs. Hannah Cox Andrew (m 1809 in Ross Co., Ohio) William Darby and Signet Rushton had 9 children: Samuel, John, Charity Barbara aka Rebecc …

Sources (3)

  • William Darby, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • William Darby, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • William Darby, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"

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