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Larkin James Donathan

Larkin James Donathan

Male 1808 - 1867  (59 years)


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  • Name Larkin James Donathan  [1
    Nickname Lark 
    Born 1808  , Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Larkin, Donothan
      1 male between age 20-30
      1 female between ages 20-30
      1 female under 5
      Free colored

      (note: family were Cherokee)
    Ethnic Group 1840  [3
    mulatto-free colored on 1840 census
    Family records indicate they were Cherokee.  
    Census 1850  Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    23 Sep 1850 
    • Name:Darkin Jonathan Age:42
      Estimated Birth Year:abt 1808
      Gender:Male
      Home in 1850(City,County,State):Siloam, Surry, North Carolina
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Darkin Jonathan 42
      Lavina Jonathan 32
      Mary Jonathan 12
      George Jonathan 8
      Theopulus Jonathan 6
      Parthana Jonathan 4
      Elizabeth Jonathan 1
    1850 US Census, North Carolina, Surry, Siloam, Donathan Family
    US Federal Census
    Father-Darkin or Larkin 42; Mother-Lavina 32; Mary 12;George 8; Theopulus 6; Parthana 4; Elizabeth 1. George and his siblings are listed as mulatto, but not father and mother, nor grandfather Jacob (lives next door)note: some researchers feel the family is NOT black but of Creek, Cherokee, Melongeon Indian descent. Indexers listed the family name as Jonathan miss reading the "D"
    Census 1860  Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    11 Aug 1860 
    • Name:Larkin Donathan
      Age in 1860:52
      Birth Year:abt 1808
      Birthplace:North Carolina
      Home in 1860:Siloam, Surry, North Carolina
      Race:Mulatto
      Gender:Male
      Post Office:Siloam
      Value of real estate:View image
      Household Members: Name Age
      Nancy Donathan 70 (mother of Larkin)
      Larkin Donathan 52
      Sarah Donathan 47 (not sure who this is as Lavina is in poor house)
      Bill Donathan 45 (? brother lived next door in 1850 census wife name Mary)
      Jas Donathan 40
      Betsy Donathan 12
      Frank Donathan 10
      Francis Donathan 6
      Theophilus Donathan 16
      Pop Donathan 14
      George Donathan 17
    1860 US Census, North Carolina, Surry, Siloam,  Larkin Donathan Family with George
    US Federal Census
    George is Mary Jane Frances Donathan's father.
    Died 1867  Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ethnic Group 1907 
    Eastern Cherokees Application  
     Francis Heck Donathan Eastern Cherokee Application 1907.
    Francis Heck Donathan Eastern Cherokee Application 1907.
    Age 59 years 
    Notes 
    • RACE: The family appears on the censuses as Mulatto, or persons of color. Many believe they were not of black descent but were Melugions, Cherokee, or Creek. It has not been proved They seem to be in the middle of the community. Certainly not segregated as most blacks were. They would be free as they did not appear on the slave rolls.

      Note: The family were Cherokee according to applications in 1907
    Person ID I3516  Our Family
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2013 

    Father Jacob Donathan,   b. 1772, , Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1859, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Nancy Hawkins,   b. 1781, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1805  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3803  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Levina Holyfield,   b. 1818, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1840  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    Family1. Mary Donathan,   b. 1838, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Katie Donathan,   b. Abt 1842, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    +3. George B. Donathan,   b. Abt 1843, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Richard Theophilus Donathan,   b. 1844, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1863, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +5. Parthenia Donathan,   b. 1 Jun 1846, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     6. Elizabeth Donathan,   b. 1851, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 54 years)
    +7. Francis Heck Donathan,   b. Sep 1850, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1924, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F581  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1808 - , Surry, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - , Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1840 - , Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Sep 1850 - 1850 - Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Aug 1860 - 1860 - Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1867 - Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Marriage records at home, Marriage License of Patrick County Virgina of son George, list him as father (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage - Charlotte Sharp and George Donathan. Photo copy in possession of Loretta Love Grover, 6365 North Highland, Morgan, Utah 84050

    2. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1840 US Federal: Roll: 371; Page: 63 (Reliability: 2), 27 Apr 2008.
      1840 US Federal: Roll: 371; Page: 63

    3. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1840 US Federal: Roll: 371; Page: 63 (Reliability: 1), 27 Apr 2008.

    4. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1850 US Federal: Roll: M432_646; Page: 349; Image: 379. (Reliability: 2), 27 Apr 2008.

    5. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1860 US Federal: Roll: M653_914; Page: 268; Image: 536 (Reliability: 2), 27 Apr 2008.

    6. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 (Reliability: 3).

      North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
      Name:Larkin Donathan Spouse:Viney Holyfield Marriage Date:4 Feb 1840 Marriage County:Surry Marriage State:North Carolina Source Vendor:County Court Records - FHL # 0546467-0546474 Source:County Court Records at Dobson, NC & Family Histor
      2008, The Generations Network, Inc. Source Citation: Data Source: County Court Records - FHL # 0546467-0546474.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data:
      Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059) from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, in published books cataloged by the Library of Congress, or county records in possession of the individual county clerks or courthouses.
      North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.
      North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. North Carolina Marriage Index, 1962-2004. North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina.