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Darling – Surname Saturday

Darling Surname Saturday By Don Taylor According to Forebears, dyrling was an “Old English term used to denote the young noble of a house, perhaps exclusively the eldest son, on whom all expectations rested.” Later it became a family name[i].  … Continue reading

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DNA Testing and Shared Research on my Darling Line.

I just can’t express how important I find genetic genealogy. I often hear others talk about learning more about ancestors and finding other living relatives who might have information on your family that you don’t know. But, there is more … Continue reading

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Tracing 19th Century Women & Sally Ann (?) Darling.

Tracing early 19th Century Women  Tracing women in early 19th century history can often be a difficult process. Women often didn’t exist except in the context of their wifely status. Such is the case of Sally Ann (unknown) Darling.  She … Continue reading

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The Search for Abner Darling (1780-1839)

The Search for Rufus H Darling’s father:Abner Darling Finding individuals before the 1850 Census is always problematic. I find the process to be an iterative process, that is to say, it is necessary to go through the same records several … Continue reading

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Rufus Holton Darling (1816-1857)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 42 – Rufus Holton Darling (1816-1857) No Story Too Small It is always a problem when you can’t find a person in a US Census while they were alive. It is particularly frustrating … Continue reading

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Rufus Harry Darling (1857-1917)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 26 – Rufus Harry Darling (1857-1917) Rufus Harry Darling It is just plain fun to research for some ancestors. I found that my wife’s great grandfather Rufus was such an individual. Family legend … Continue reading

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Biography – Emma (Emily) Swayze Darling (1852-1918)

An Uncle Sam cartoon from 1852 (Thanks to the Marchand Archives, The History Project, UC Davis) [On this 161’st anniversary of Emma (Emily) Swayze Darling’s birth I  remember her and her life.]  The Studebaker Brothers established their wagon company, the … Continue reading

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Rufus Holton Darling – Built First Store in Kalamazoo

Headline from Kalamazoo Gazette, July 9, 1916 Thanks to Genealogy Bank I am reminded of the importance of looking closely at all of the family members and their actions and activities.  Rufus Holton Darling was born about 1816 and died in … Continue reading

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