Category Archives: Darling

Rufus Harry Darling in the Censuses

Genealogist Don Taylor revisits the life of Rufus Harry Darling, born 1857, raised by his mother after his father’s early death. He details Rufus’ residencies from 1860-1910 across U.S. censuses, noting discrepancies in reported marital status and ages. Taylor outlines steps to validate Rufus’ life events, including verifying the death of Rufus’ first wife and confirming secondary sources. He aims to provide a robust, accurately sourced genealogical profile, reconciling census data with family lore and historical records. Continue reading

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Dürst/Durst – Surname Saturday

Darling-Huber-Trümpi-Dürst LineBy Don Taylor Name Origin[i] Family Search and Ancestry indicate Dürst is a nickname from Middle High German turst ‘boldness’ or durst ‘thirst and that Durst is just a variation of the name. Geographical In World: Forebears indicates that … Continue reading

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James Walter & Ohio’s Revolutionary War Roster.

Part 3 of 3 – of my Margaret Ann Swann – Do Over. Darling Research Darling-Swayze-Walter Line By Don Taylor (Part 1 is here.) (Part 2 is here.) The third source I want to examine is The Official Roster of the Soldiers … Continue reading

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50.ii. – Quick Bio – Emily Ann (Swayze) Davis McCarty

Part 2 of 2 – Margaret Ann Swann – Do Over Darling Research By Don Taylor (Part 1 is here.) The second source I want to examine is the Genealogy of the Swasey Family: Which Includes the Descendants of the Swazey … Continue reading

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50.ii.b. – Eva Dent (McCarty) Johnson – Obituary.

Part 1 of 2 – Margaret Ann Swann – Do Over By Don Taylor As I began working on my wife’s 4th great-grandmother, Margaret Ann Swann, I found that many of my sources were corrupt due to a software problem … Continue reading

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