James Leonard Darrow

7 September 1836–3 December 1909 (Age 73)
Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of James Leonard

When James Leonard Darrow was born on 7 September 1836, in Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Daniel David Darrow, was 34 and his mother, Amanda Williams, was 27. He married Mary Maria Boyle on 1 January 1866, in Cottage Hill, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Home Township, Polk, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Howard, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 3 December 1909, in Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Leonard Darrow
Mary Maria Boyle
Marriage: 1 January 1866
May Delila Darrow
Mary Libby Darrow
Christopher C Darrow
Sarah "Jenny" Darrow
James Warren Darrow
Nettie Marie Darrow

Spouse and Children

1 January 1866
Cottage Hill, Dubuque, Iowa, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Fidelia Darrow


    George Washington Darrow


    Buela Ann Darrow


    Amanda Hanna Darrow



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 10

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 21

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. habitational name from Darroch near Falkirk, in Stirlingshire, said to be named from Gaelic darach ‘oak tree’. 2. Scottish variant of northern Irish Darragh .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James L Darrow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Damon in household of Daniel ? D*, "United States Census, 1850"
  • I L Darrows, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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