Thursday, January 13, 2011

Samuel Darling: Temperance Society of Lower Penns Neck, New Jersey

SAMUEL DARLING 1821 - 1891

Samuel Darling was my maternal great great grandfather. He was the son of William and Prissilah Cool (or Priscilla Cole) Darling. Samuel was born in New Jersey where, about the year 1844, he married  Beulah Smith (1827 - 1892) and where 5 of his 10 children were born.  In the 1850 census Samuel, Beulah, and sons William N., Samuel S., and Henry C. are found living in Lower Penn's Neck in Salem county. Samuel and Beulah were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and they moved their family to Henry Co., Indiana sometime before 1860. I have very little information on Samuel in his early life before he moved to Indiana, but recently I was able to add a little to my gleanings when I found him listed as a member of the Lower Penns Neck Temperance Society. (Top of column three)

Salem County Historical Society

In 1850 Samuel's neighbors were Charles B. and Artemisia Newell. Samuel and Beulah named two of their children (William Newell and Artemisia) after this couple so I'm interested in knowing more about their relationship, just good friends or could Artemisia be family? Charles Newell is also listed as a member of the Temperance Society.

Samuel died in Spiceland Township, Henry Co., Indiana on 16 Mar 1891 and is buried there in the Circle Grove Cemetery. Beulah died late the following year at the home of her son Samuel and is also buried in Circle Grove. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth Darling Runyan was my maternal great grandmother.


  1. Note to self: Artemisia Newell's maiden name was Gibbon, her father was Grant Gibbon. Charles and Artemisia left NJ and lived in Wilmington, Delaware. Artemisia is not likely to be related to the Darlings. LjWL 4/28/12