Thomas, Marjorie and Anna Darling
My Aunts and Uncle

Welcome to my Darling Family Genealogy and History site. I hope you will find many things here which will aid in your research. Even if you're not sure if you're related to a Darling you may find some information which will help you, especially if you're researching ancestry in the New England states from about 1600 thru 1880 or so. If you should find that we are related in some way, please drop me an e-mail and let me know! However, my own genealogical journey has ended I am no longer active in updating this portion of my website. Please do not email me looking for more information on any given line. This portion of the site represents the sum total of my work.

Sections & Files for the surname DARLING
Other Surnames and Information Appear Below

DARLING Vital Records arranged by State currently there are 43 states, Washington DC and some Canadian information here. Information is arranged by State and includes birth, marriage, death, and census records. State and city directories and other helpful DARLING tid-bits of information. All files are in .txt, .doc or .jpg format for easy transfer to your own computer.

Darling War Records contains many interesting and useful files for Darling's who served in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, War of 1812, World War I and a few more interesting files.

Town Histories & Published Genealogies for the surname DARLING. Includes a downloadable copy of The Darling Family In America as well excerpts from several New England town histories and sources.

TAG The American Genealogical-Biographical Indexes for the surname DARLING. This link will take you from this site to my an old mirror site.

Origin & History of the surname Darling Interesting bit of heraldry and ancestral information.

John Darling b. abt. 1633 d. 1713 Salem, MA. This line is unrelated to my own Darling line. John's wife was Mary Bishop. On this page you can read an historical accounting of his life. The diary of his great-grandson John Darling may be accessed here.

George Darling and his wife Katherine These are my ancestors. George was born between 1615-1620 in Scotland and died 1693 Salem, MA. I have put together an interesting and informative historical accounting of his life and times.

Salem Witch Trials Lines Once just a database on this site it has grown to encompass its own section. It is small but useful for anyone who believes they have Witch Trial Ancestry. Most information does concentrate on the Salem Witch Trials but other areas are also represented.

The DARLING Databases.

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For the database containing the Descendants of George Darling and several related lines type 'moonmistress'

To access the database concerning the descendants of Descendants of Denice Darling and Hannah Francis, John Darling & Mary Bishop as well scant information on the lines of Richard Darling and Abigail Messenger and those of John Darling and Elizabeth Downham, type 'moonmistress2'.

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I'm very sorry for the inconvenience but I can't circumvent the darn ad and once you land on it, it won't let you proceed to the databases! However, I am working on moving these databases to this site at which the full GEDCOM files will be available for download.

Descendant Charts

In the following reports, Mother and Father are shown in Olive Green type. Second spouses appear in Dark Yellow type. If a name appears in Dark Blue it means that person has descendants on this page. You may wish to consult the Descendants of George Darling database for more information on persons contained within this files.

Descendants of John Beebe John Beebe was born about 1602 in Northhamptonshire, England and died in May of 1650 while onboard ship to the New World. His wife, Rebecca Ladd and her children settled in Connecticut, largely in New London county.

Descendants of Richard Blood Richard Blood was born 1617 in Nottingham, England and died Groton, Massachusetts. He married Isabelle Wilkinson. It is largely thought that Richard Blood is the son of James Blood and Ellen Harrison, others aren't so sure. It's up to you to make your own determination.

Descendants of Stephen and John Bryant Stephen Bryant was b. about 1615 in Kent, England and died about 1701 Plympton, Massachusetts. He married Abigail Shaw. Their daughter, Abigail Bryant b. 1647 d. 1715 married John Bryant in 1665 Plympton, Massachusetts. John Bryant was b.about 1644 d. 1730 Plympton, Massachusetts. This file shows the Bryant family connection to Miles Standish, John Alden, and William Cullen Bryant.

Descendants of JosephGilson Joseph Gilson was born in 1636 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and died in May of 1676 in Concord, Massachusetts. He married Mary Cooper in 1660 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Descendants of Robert Gowing Robert Gowing was born 1618 Edinburgh, Scotland and died in 1698 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth Brock in 1644 in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Desdendants of John King John King was born somewhere around 1765 and has been a true engima in genealogy research. He married Naomi Beebe around 1790 most likely in New London, Connecticut. Their children are found in Waterford and New London, Connecticut. Other areas are also represented. If anyone is researching this King line I would very much like to hear from you! My e-mail link is displayed at the bottom of the page.

Descendants of Samuel King Samuel King was born in 1619 in Taunton, England and died in August of 1705 in Plympton, Massachusetts. He married Anne Phinney/Finney in 1647 in Plympton, Massachusetts.

Descendants of Thomas Perkins Thomas was born somewhere around 1500. This lines first known Immigrant Ancestor is John Perkins b. 1583 England died 1654 Ipswich, Massachusetts. He married Judith Gater 1608 in England.

Descendants of James Rogers James was born 1615 in Dedham, England and died in 1686 in New London, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth Rowland.

Descendants of William Towne William was born 1598 Norfolk, England and died in 1672 Topsfield, Massachusetts. He married Joann Blessing in 1620 in Yarmouth, England. This file contains information on the "Towne Sisters" of the Salem Witch Trials, Rebecca Nurse, Mary Esty and Sarah Cloyce. Rebecca and Mary were hung during the trials but Sarah escaped hanging. You can download a copy of the Examination of Rebecca Nurse You may also down load two .jpg images of testimony given by James Darling against Mary Easty. Testimony Signature
You may also download .jpg images from "Witchcraft in Salem Village in 1692" by Winfield Nevins as pertains to the Willards here. They are in no particular order.
part one  part two  part three  part four  part five  part six  part seven  part eight  part nine  part ten

The exact relationship of John Willard who was accused and hung as a witch to this Willard line has never been proven. However, he did 'hide out' the Willard abode in Lancaster when he was on the run, so it is clear that there was some type of relationship there. You may down load, in .jpg form, copies of the original testimony of John Willard here.
part one   part two  part three  part four

Descendants of Thomasine Ward Thomasine Ward was born 1606 Yorkshire, England and died in Salem, Massachusetts in 1688. She married first John Thompson and second Robert Buffum. You may also wish to look at the compliment file Ancestors of Thomasine. This file traces her lineage back to King Henry II of England through an illegitimate child by his Henry's long time lover Rosamund Clifford.

Descendants of Richard Whittier Richard Whittier was born around 1670 and married Mary Rolfe. The first proven Immigrant Ancestor of this line is their son Thomas Whittier who died in 1696 and married Ruth Green in 1646 in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Descendants of Major Simon Willard Simon was born in 1604 in Kent, England and died 1676 Charlestown, Massachusetts. He, along with some of his descendants, are historically important. Descendants include the Willard Clock makers. Simon was His son, Simon Willard was a majestrate during the Salem Witch Trials. Son, Samuel Willard was the Reverand of the Old South Church in Boston, he baptized Benjamin Franklin and he spoke out again the Salem Witch Trials. You will find many notes on Major Simon Willard in the main database.

Descendants of Thomas Wood Thomas was born 1736 Brookfield, Massachusetts. He married a woman with the given name of Mary, sources would appear to indicate her surname was Taylor. Their descendants are found, primarily, in Brookfield and Grafton Massachusetts.

The following are text files on various families that I've put together and/or come across over the years. Some of these lines and individuals can be found in the Descendants of George Darling Database

Brookfield, Massachusetts Vital Records Surnames WITT-WOODS. Main concentration of surnames in this file is WOOD. This is an .RTF file.

Framingham, Massachusetts Vital Records Surnames W's main focus on WOOD surname. This is an .RTF file

Hopkinton, Massachusetts Vital Records Surnames W's main focus on WOOD surname. This is an.RTF file

Epitaphs at Lynn, Massachusettsfrom the History of Lynn by Alonzo Lewis & Newhall

Epitaphs at Groton, Massachusets from the History of Lynn by Alonzo Lewis and Newhall. This is a .DOC file

Groton, Massachusetts Church Records from the Groton Historical Series by Dr. Samuel Green. This is .DOC file

Groton, Massachusetts Births and Marriages A large but still partial recording of births and marriages at Groton by Caleb Butler. This is a .DOC file

Historical Sketch of Groton by Dr. Samuel Green. This is a .DOC file

Pepperell, Massachusetts Family lists of Births, Marriages and Deaths by Caleb Butler. This is a .DOC file

Pepperell, Massachusetts Historical Notes by Reverand Emerson as published by Caleb Butler. This is .DOC file

Dunstable, Massachusetts in the War of 1812. This is a .DOC file

Universalist Society Dunstable, Massachusetts. Constitution, purpose and by-laws many signers are listed on this document. Including several DARLING, BLOOD and JOHNSON men listed in the main database. This is .DOC file.

Excerpts from The Farnsworth Memorial about the BLOOD family.

Inscriptions of BLOOD Family Tombs by Dr. Samuel Green. Most are found in the Old Burial Ground in Groton, Massachusetts.

Excerpts from The NUTTING Genealogy

Large Excerpts from The Story of the BLOODs.

The FULLER Genealogy this book is in several parts, in .jpg format

Part one Pg. 1   Part one Pg. 2   Pg. 1 Introduction   pg. 2   pg.3-4  pg.5-6   pg. 7  pg.8-9   pg.10-11  pg.12-13   pg. 14-15   pg. 16-17   pg. 18-19  pg.20-21   pg. 22-23  pg.24-25  

pg. 26   pg. 27-28   pg. 29-30   pg. 31-32  pg. 33-34  pg. 35-36   pg.37-38   pg. 38-40   pg. 41-42  pg.43-44   pg. 45-46  pg. 47

Early BRYANT in Plymouth, Massachusetts as taken from the Plymouth, Massachusetts Vital Records

KING Family in New London, Connecticut according to 1888, 1891-1892 City Directories

HIGGINS in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1886

Index for probate records in Worchester, Co. MA Vol 1&2 July 1731-1881.

BRYANT part 1
BRYANT part 2

HIGGINS in Dedham, MA 1893

PERKINS marriages before 1699 in America

PELKEY in Rutland, Vermont city directory 1889-1892
PELKEY surname as found in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index

O'GARA surname as found in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index

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