Philomelia Frances Darby

1845–1881 (Age 36)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Philomelia Frances

When Philomelia Frances Darby was born about 1845, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Stephen Oliver Darby, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Asbury, was 37. She married Thomas B Jarrell on 23 October 1869, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Boone, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Peytona, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died about 1881, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 36.

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Philomelia Frances Darby
Thomas B Jarrell
Marriage: 23 October 1869
Ora M. Jarrell
Oather M. Jarrell
Okie Lee Jarrell
Okey Jarrell
Dora or Cora Jarrell
Ella Jarrel
Lena L. Jarrell
George Jarrell

Spouse & Children

23 October 1869
West Virginia, United States


  • Ora M. Jarrell


  • Oather M. Jarrell


  • Female1873–1949Female

  • Okey Jarrell


  • Dora or Cora Jarrell


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Stephen Oliver Darby


  • Female1808–1870Female



  • Francis Darby


  • Mandaville Darby


  • John Darby


  • Elizabeth Darby


  • Gilbert Jackson Darby


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 2

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 16

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances Jarrel in household of Thomas Jarrel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Darby in household of Stephen Darby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phelomelia F Darby in household of Stephen Darby, "United States Census, 1860"

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