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
1836–1909
Mary Maria Boyle
1841–1914
Marriage: 1 January 1866
May Delila Darrow
1867–1918
Mary Libby Darrow
1868–
Christopher C Darrow
1870–1949
Sarah "Jenny" Darrow
1872–1963
James Warren Darrow
1875–1957
Nettie Marie Darrow
1877–1924

Spouse and Children

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

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Elizabeth Fidelia Darrow

    Female1827–1910Female

    George Washington Darrow

    Male1829–1906Male

    Buela Ann Darrow

    Female1831–1878Female

    Amanda Hanna Darrow

    Female1834–1913Female

    Male1836–1909Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

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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